The bird of the day was Blackpoll Warbler. There were bunches of them, and if you had to guess at a bird, Blackpoll would be correct most of the time! Some of the dead trees were decorated with them like Christmas ornaments, but it was impossible to get a decent photo.
I did not get much in the way of photos since the birds were moving quickly or well-hidden in the foliage.
I spotted another Connecticut Warbler along the trail. This is the fourth one this fall. Some years I go without any! As usual, it was skulking in the undergrowth, but I did see it well eating a caterpillar.
Flycatchers were absent, except for a few peewees and a couple of Least Flycatcher.s
Absolutely no sparrows today, but that is OK for the time being.
After about five hours in the park, I decided to head over to Hillman Marsh to look for butterflies. By this time, it was getting quite hot.
Common Checkered-Skippers were the butterfly of the day there.
In one hour of walking around the shorebird cell, I encountered about 100!
I also came across at least three Fiery Skippers.
A number of Common Painted-Lady were nice to see as well.
Some Eastern Tailed-Blues were in the mix too.
I did not come across any Gray Hairstreaks, but I heard that some were at Point Pelee today.
Near the end of the walk, I met Bob and Karen Yukich of Toronto. Seems I am always running into them! After a chat about sightings of the summer, we parted ways, and I headed home.