On the drive through the park, a couple of Acadian Flycatchers were singing along Bennett Avenue as usual.
The Yellow-breasted Chat was singing along Lakeshore Road in the neighbourhood of the White-winged Dove (which still has not given up!).
The walk along south point trail revealed lots of Little Wood Satyrs and crescents, among a few other common butterflies.
I walked Tulip tree trail to see the Prothonotary Warblers. Two were in the first slough, and another male was at the usual location at the back.
Just after that, I got word from Jim Burk that he had found some Dickcissels near New Scotland. I was going to head in that direction anyway, so that was the next stop.
There were at least three males singing in that field. One was quite close, but I could not even see it, while another was at the back.
|This IS a Dickcissel!|
Today I wanted to walk through Clear Creek Forest. Here are some scenes.
I always check out the pond on the north side of the road for insects.
It is a good spot for Calico Pennants, and a couple were indeed working the edge.
Butterflies were still scarce. I did see one Tawny-edged Skipper, but never got on it with the camera.
I did find this attractive moth.
|Chestnut-marked Pondweed Moth|
I tried to photograph one dragonfly on the wing, which is quite difficult! I think this one is a Midland Clubtail.
This afternoon I checked out Reid CA in anticipation of hairstreaks showing up in a week. Some Long Dash were working the clover.
A single Juvenal's Duskywing was still hanging on.
It was hot today, so maybe it will bring out some more insects!