The field beside Angler Line and the lakeshore trail is good right now, especially after the heavy rain from Monday evening. There are a few wet spots attracting shorebirds, and geese and gulls and terns are resting in the field.
Although I did not see anything rare (of course!), there was a good variety of birds.
There were many Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Pectoral Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers and a single Wilson's Snipe among the dozens of Killdeer.
Lots of ducks were in the air coming into the marshes, and swallows were lining the hydro wires (and a Green Heron).
I suspect there is an ibis or some good heron in the area.......one just has to 'search' for it (or get lucky).
It was a good evening for dragonflies as there were many darners flying about. One would need to net some to confirm ID! Those Canada and Lance-tipped Darners look too much alike, LOL!
In the trees beside the trail, a Great Horned Owl was already hooting when I arrived.
Yesterday evening a number of shorebirds were at Stewart Wetland including the first Stilt Sandpiper I have seen there in a while. Several Caspian Terns are resting there. I only had the G16 camera.
While there, close to 40 Sandhill Cranes were heading over to Walpole for the night. I saw several coming off Walpole early in the morning as well.
Late Monday I was bored and drove around Walpole Island past the Public Bush. The west end of Shawnee Road is basically a dirt tract, but east of the bush the road is good. You can do a circle by heading down River Road along the Chematogan Channel, and onto Shawnee. I heard a few birds, but no Northern Bobwhite! June into July is probably the best time to hear bobwhite, but I have heard them this time of year. There was a time back in the 1990's I would drive around Walpole and no problem finding bobwhite, but try and find them now!