Even a scarlet tanager was chasing insects last evening. A bit distant for a good photo, but one has to look closely at these things this time of year. I saw a photo on Ham Birds recently that appears to be a Scarlet Tanager, even though some claim it to be a Western. To me, just the general appearance of the bird separates it from Western!
Scarlet T at Brander
A Great Egret has been hanging around Stewart Wetland the the last month or so. Cannot make it into a Snowy Egret! I had a Cattle Egret there a couple of years ago.
Not much in the way of butterflies up this way. I keep seeing a single Peck's Skipper at Brander Park!
Also a couple of Silver-spotted Skippers.
More Cloudless Sulphurs have been seen at Point Pelee this week. I was lucky enough to see one a couple of weeks ago.
And, this just in. Paul Carter photographed a Dogface-Sulphur at Fish Point on Pelee Island this afternoon!
Buff-breasted Sandpipers have been seen in the Erieau-Blenheim area recently. Mainly in harvested tomato fields. Sometimes tough to pick out!
Blenheim Sewage Lagoons are still closed to the public. There have been many stopping by wondering why they cannot get in. (Must be those who do not read Ontbirds messages or blogs!). Hopefully it will still be open for the OFO convention weekend. It will be closed until construction is completed later in October.
Ridgetown remains half decent though.