I did not see anything of note and just as I was heading back to the car, a Great Egret came in. It is not often we see one in the park.
I walked south point trail, but I would have been better off going somewhere else! There were very few warblers, but millions of mosquitoes. It was actually almost unbearable at times! The only warbler I did ID was a a Cape May.
The lake was somewhat active, and I spotted a Common Loon heading east at one point.
After quickly walking back to the car, I made another stop at Dog Beach. Many gulls and terns were on the beach to the south, so I got a little closer.
I was out there quite some time, as there was a lot of activity. It took some time, but finally a juvenile Little Gull made an appearance.
Soon, another joined it, and they played around together.
They certainly stand out due to the amount of black on them.
A check of tulip tree trail revealed nothing but a Gray-cheeked/Swainson's Thrush. I never got a good look.
Next stop was the north end of Harrison Trail. It was not until I got a bit past the log pond that I came across a very nice pocket of warbler. There were 14 species here!
As I walked back to the car, I spotted a young Red-headed Woodpecker.
After lunch I headed over to Blenheim lagoons. There was a good number of shorebirds in the sprinklers. I saw 3 Baird's Sandpipers, 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 2 Short-billed Dowitchers, among the other common species.
Very few ducks were around today. I never saw one on the lake this morning!
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