Sunday, June 30, 2013

Report from the Eau

I opted to go for a walk along the south beach of Rondeau this morning.  One never knows what will show up (a year ago a frigatebird was hanging around!).  I was hoping for a Brown Pelican this year.
Lots of bonies were loafing about, but nothing with them.

Three Red-breasted Mergansers were swimming off the south beach.

I heard Least Bittern in the usual spot near the end of marsh trail. A Blue-winged Teal took off out of the marsh.
A flock of 40 Rock Pigeons was circling about.  Not often we seethis many rockies over the park!

Double-crested Cormorants are pretty thick right now.  The islands in the Bay were covered with them and many were out on the lake.
I did not do much birding within forested area as the mosquitoes were rather bad today.  The Prothonotary Warblers are still seen from Tulip Tree Trail.  I have not heard about the elusive Yellow-throated Warblers lately!
I then went over to Blenheim lagoons and found two Lesser Yellowlegs in the sprinklers.  These are the first southbound shorebirds I have seen.
Spotted with Lesser

Ducks included one Green-winged Teal and a female Hooded Merganser.  A Pied-billed Grebe was also with the merg.  A few Ruddy Ducks were also present.
Hopefully we will get some good viewing in July, as the lagoons are supposed to be closed later for dyke work.

Crossline Skipper

From yesterday....
Some interior forest habitat Joany's Woods

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