Stopped at Stewart Wetland this morning to find 9 Great Egrets roosting in a dead tree across the river. This is the most I have seen at this location. One was banded, but I could not get close enough to see any other tags. They were quite skittish!
Just the usuals with regards to shorebirds. One of these days I need to see something different! All week has been mediocre for birds.
Went up to check a couple of spots along the Sydenham this evening. The only dragonfly at Moore WMA was a Fawn Darner. These are widespread, but I sure have not seen one in recent times, if at all. It did not settle any length of time for a good photograph.
Heard that Mocha Emeralds should be around. It would be nice to locate one of those.
At McKeough, a "flock" of dragonflies of several species (at least 6) was milling about the parking lot. I am not sure what all was there as there were a couple I could not ID. Lots were Giant Green Darners. In fact, there are hundreds all over right now.
It was another hot day, so this photo should cool things off a bit. (head of Walpole Island).