Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday November 13 Birding

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.

distant Comma!

Red Admiral

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!

1 comment:

  1. Blake, Congrats on the Golden Eagle. Great bird!!!