Thursday, October 7, 2010

Skippers Hanging Around

Since today was the warmest and sunniest day in a while, I checked out Brander Park, Port Lambton late this afternoon.  Some butterflies were working the flower garden.  Nothing new, but it is getting late in the season. Butterflies included Fiery Skipper, Tawny-edged Skipper, Peck's Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper, Viceroy, Cabbage White, Orange Sulphur, Clouded Sulphur.

Fewer birds today, as the weather is getting nicer.  Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers plus an Orange-crowned.  Kinglets, different common sparrows and an Eastern Phoebe.

Down at Stewart Wetland, just as I arrived, an explosion of Killdeer occurred.  Other shorebirds were among them, but not sure what all was there. Something got them up! There had to be 85 Killdeer. The only shorebirds that remained were a couple of Wilson's Snipe that were hunkered down tightly.

Working five days a week gets in the way of birding, but that is life.  Latest restoration project:

1961 Chris Craft 30' hardtop skiff

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