This time a fair number of birds were around. Firstly, I noted a lot of Killdeer in the adjacent field to the lakeshore trail. My conservative estimate was 85.
Along the trail, some sparrows a few other passerines were working the shrubs. A Nashville, Magnolia and a few Yellow-rumped were visible.
A single Blue-headed Vireo represented the vireos tonight. Some White-throated Sparrows and a couple of White-crowned Sparrows were around. One of the White-crowned was clearly a gambelii type. I always try to to look closely at the in hopes of seeing different subspecies.
Out on the dock, I noted quite a few Pied-billed Grebes. The ones there and the ones I counted from Dover Beach Park in the village, amounted to at least 155. I did not have a scope on hand, so no doubt more were there. A mass of waterbirds was towards St. Anne's Island that could have been American Coots. Not sure tonight, but I have seen big masses there in the past.
Early in my walk, I noted a number of Autumn Meadowhawks perched on a tree getting some warmth in the evening sun.
I watched the sun set from the village. The Detroit skyline was clearly visible in the distance.
It was a cloudless day, but the orange glow was spectacular. Several flocks of ducks were going by way out.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, I could hear a Great-Horned Owl hooting somewhere near the south end of St. Anne's Island.
|Pied-billed Grebe at Sunset|