|Dawn at Stewart Wetland|
There is now a bit of mud showing, so shorebirds should be looked for there. This morning 12 Killdeer silhouettes were evident.
I stopped by after work and there was a variety of birds. Just as I arrived, 3 Sandhill Cranes came off Walpole Island. Some swallows were still around, including at least 3 Tree and a Bank. It is somewhat late for a Bank Swallow. I think after this weekend, the Tree Swallows will mostly be gone.
Lots of Swamp Sparrows were coming out of the weeds and reeds. I always thought this place might be a good spot for a Nelson's. Perhaps one has gone undetected!
Brander Park has had lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, but I could not find any other type of warbler there this week.
I went out to Mitchell's Bay Wednesday evening. Lots of geese were coming in at sunset. Included were several Snow Geese and a little white goose, namely a Ross's! Sunset is the time to see all the geese moving around, even around the wind turbines.
Many of the flocks were distant though.
|(7 Snow Geese at top)|
We are gearing up for winter at work, doing some renovations to the buildings, but there might not be a lot of work this year. Time will tell.
This week I finished freshening up a 1956 Century.
However, there seems to be a problem with the motor. I took the head off this morning to investigate. Hopefully a new head gasket will solve the problem.