Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday Tidbits

After supper today, I went touring around north of Wallaceburg.  The weather had been nice all week (as usual) so one needs to take advantage of it before the weekend comes.

I cannot find any other Dickcissels yet.  There are some nice spots that harboured them last year, but none have appeared at those.
And, it was exactly a year ago a Loggerhead Shrike was seen north of Wilkesport.  One is optimistic that another would be around at this time!  However, that was a no-show today as well.

Indigo Bunting

I took a walk at McKeough CA this evening.  Ticks are very abundant this year, and one just has to take one step off the road to pick up several.  I have never seen so many!
I found several European Skippers for the first time this year.

A few Common Ringlets were out and about.  Some may not show the "spot".

A lone Pronghorn Clubtail was in the floodway.  Soon, I will be looking for Flag-tailed Spinylegs at McKeough.

A surprise in the garden today after work was a Pine Siskin at the feeder.  These nomadic creatures can show up at any time!

In other unrelated news, last week one of the Algoma ships was towed out of Goderich.  The Algoway was downbound on the St. Clair River early one morning.

Photo courtesy Gerrit Dykhouse

This and the Algorail, I saw at Goderich last winter.  The Algorail will be towed out soon as well.

Next week, we will be watching for the American Victory, headed over to Turkey for scrapping.  It is a rather historic ship.

Putting the finishing touches on this beast this week....

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