It was again found today and I debated whether or not to go and see it. Since it is only a 45 minute drive from home, why not?
After having supper, I made a beeline for Sarnia. It was there right near the parking lot!
I had not seen a Franklin's Gull yet this year, so it was a good bird to go and see.
A pretty good record for the area at this time of year!
The Franklin's was actually present last Friday, August 21. It was inadvertently photographed by a local birder, but this did not come to light until late today!
Yesterday, while I was having lunch at MacDonald Park west of Wallaceburg, the sound of Sandhill Cranes caught my attention. They were over a field on Walpole Island and I caught sight of a number of them. I was at a bad angle and quite some distance, but I noticed quite a few.
While not unusual for this time of year here, I found a group of 32 in a usual field along Langstaff Line west on my way home from work. Perhaps some of the same.
I had seen a few this summer in the area, but these must have just come in. They were again present today.
I have been checking Stewart Wetland nearby. Water is high, but the odd shorebird shows up--mostly yellowlegs. Heron types have been hanging out too.
Yesterday 4 Great Egrets were present, as well as an Osprey overhead and some other birds.
A Virginia Rail has been present the past week or so as well--usually not seen! However, the keen eye of Sharon Nethercott managed to get a photograph on Sunday.
|Some Stewart Swallows|