Today was a time to check out Pelee for butterflies (not many!) and pick up on any Dickcissels along the way.
With the big invasion of those "delightful" dickcissels I no doubts in finding some at Hillman and in the "onion fields".
Just driving by in the car, I counted 9 singing males beside the shorebird cell at Hillman.
Down Mersea Rd. 19, there were two more alongside the road.
Point Pelee was crawling with fish flies (tis the season!), but I walked to the Tip. Upon arrival, there were 4 American White Pelicans swimming off the west side.
They moved around quite a bit for over an hour, then eventually went out of sight in a southerly direction.
There were many cormorants moving today, but no little ones! (or big ones for that matter).
Not much of note, but a flock of 19 small white doves headed out over the lake. I have seen white doves here before!
On the way out, I stopped by the dogbance patch off Orientation. Here I found a FOY Common Buckeye and a FOY Common Sootywing.
Sootywing is not all that common in the park.
Along Mersea Rd. 19, I found another Dickcissel just south of Concession Rd. C.
One of the males from the morning was still beside the road further up.
I walked around Hillman shorebird cell and counted 9 singing Dickcissels. I know there were more present, but the wind did not help matters.
Butterflies around the cell included Peck's Skipper and Bronze Copper among the common things.