Sunday I ended up at Point Pelee and did a lakewatch, but of course it was somewhat non-productive. Weekends are not working out for lakewatches!
I looked for some butterflies, but even they were scarce. Tons of Short's Aster out right now.
There were not very many passerines either, so I went on to Blenheim lagoons. It was nice to find two Red-necked Phalaropes. I decided to leave the big camera at home for a change since I had been lugging it around every day in the past week. It tried to digiscope the phalaropes, but they are certainly small creatures on a big pond!
Lots of Redhead were at the lagoons, perhaps over 100 mixed in with the other ducks. Willie the Willet was hiding while I was there, but was apparently seen later in the afternoon.
I did see two Common Checkered-Skippers while at the lagoons. The first was a female.
And certainly, late Sunday evening I watched the moon eclipse. I should have prepared the camera for better photos.
Monday morning a few birds were at Peers Wetland at first light, including a Wood Thrush making its typical noises. A couple of Black-crowned Night-herons are still hanging out, while a Sora was calling in the marsh.
Today turned windy and was good at the Sarnia lakewatch, but of course I could not get up there. This evening I went for a walk along the McKeough outlet before heading into Sombra to listen to a talk on the Duc D'Orleans by Ken Bracewell.