However, walking around the property can reveal a good variety of land birds. One can spend quite a bit of time there.
This Google Earth image shows the place off Blackwell Sideroad. It was formerly a quarry.
Not far into my walk, I came across a couple of Philadelphia Vireos which are attractive birds to my eye.
A decent selection of warblers were around, amounting to about a dozen species. One included a Mourning Warbler, several Magnolia, a few Wilson's, etc.
Cooper's hawks must have nested there as I came across three immatures.
In my early birding years, I went to Wawanosh quite often, especially for shorebirds. The big pond was open with lots of mud/sand and no phragmites like we see today. It was "the" place to go for shorebirds in the Sarnia area in the late '80's and early '90's. I got quite a few lifers there!
After that outing, I headed over to Dow Wetlands at the corner of LaSalle Line and highway 40. I did not see too much there, but came across a group of Eastern Meadowlarks, a Merlin carrying breakfast and a Kestrel.
Next stop was Moore WMA. I usually do not go there much after mid summer, but it can be good for warblers. Of course I go there often in the winter as it is an excellent place for wintering birds. Some prairie plantings there are of interest.
Near the parking lot, I looked for insects, seeing a few butterflies and dragonflies. Some Purple Coneflower is still out.
At one point I saw a Garter Snake on the coneflower!
Not far from the parking lot I came across a decent flock of warblers. I stood in one spot for over 20 minutes as they fed in the trees. There was quite a variety, with over ten species. I even heard a Solitary Sandpiper along the river.
Last stop for the morning was at McKeough CA. One Flag-tailed Spinyleg was still along the river.
In the floodway, I saw the first Common Painted-Lady in quite some time.
The floodway was loaded with Eastern Tailed-blues and a few Common Ringlets. A new batch of Peck's Skippers has emerged recently.
Lots of fresh Gray and Eastern Commas have been seen lately.
Things are picking up and hopefully a good lakewatch is in order soon!