Rising Sun at Rondeau
The weather was simply too nice today! Very quiet for birds. There was a fair bit of activity on the lake off Rondeau though. Lots of Horned Grebes, ducks and gulls. One Common Loon was swimming off Rondeau's south point.
There are still a few dogwood berries attracting birds. We did not see much bird activity in that area today.
I saw my first Golden Eagle (adult) over Stefina Line around noon. In some years they are difficult to find, while others I see several.
Blenheim Lagoons was interesting with the lingering Wilson's Phalarope. Also present was a rather late Baird's Sandpiper. There is actually a CBC record of Baird's (1971)! Other shorebirds included White-rumped, Pectoral, Dunlin and Killdeer.
Butterflies were still out today as well. I saw at least 3 Eastern Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Mourning Cloak and both Common and Orange Sulphurs.
Late yesterday I stopped at Stewart Wetland along the Snye. The Snye was a smooth as glass. The Walpole Island shoreline was reflected in the water. It has been calm all week!