This afternoon turned out quite nice was we pulled out a couple of boats for the winter. Mine included!
A week ago, I noticed the trusty hermaphrodite Mallard swimming around Port Lambton. I do not usually see it during the summer, but not that fall is well underway, there it was!
This duck has been around close to ten years and is easily recognizable.
I have been looking at my past records for Algonquin Park and they have been varied. I used to go there in late June or early July, but in recent times it has been late September. Bird sightings have varied quite a bit. The most recent trip revealed the fewest number of birds, as previously alluded to.
One butterfly sighting I did not mention was a crescent sp. It was at the start of Bat Lake Trail in a shaded area when I saw it. I was trying to make adjustments to the camera, but it took off before I could get a photo! The date is quite exceptional, but given the record high temperatures, some things were likely tricked into emerging or flying in from somewhere.
I noticed earlier this week that a Summer Azure was sighted at Algonquin--another exceptional date for the species there.
Here are a few more scenery photos from the recent trip.
|Snake! Bat Lake Trail|
|Sunday Creek Bog from V.C. balcony|
|Scene along Bat Lake Trail|
|Along Mizzy Lake Trail|