On Monday we went to Point Pelee with a truckload of kayaks...the kids and a friend headed out into the marsh as we walked Centennial Trail across the road. I got fleeting glimpses of a few birds I didn`t recognize, but we did see a female Wood Duck (life bird) leave a tree cavity and saw a few Wild Turkey (life bird) in the woods. There were a lot of Orioles, Yellow Warblers, Red-winged Blackbirds. We then headed to the marsh to see if the kids were done...they weren`t, so we walked a bit of the boardwalk and spotted a Common Yellow-throat (life bird) in the reeds as well as some Black Terns (life bird) fishing. Afterwards, we headed to a friend`s house in Essex and were blessed with spotting a Chipping Sparrow (life bird) chipping away on the fence and tree. Here are a few pictures from this weekend....enjoy!
|Peregrine parent at nest box.|
|The other parent...flew here from side of bridge when the other went to the nest box.|
|Fleeting glimpses of a couple of young...completely out of sight until parent returned.|
|Barn Swallow...so beautiful!!|
|Robin on nest.|
|What I think of when I think of Red-winged Blackbirds...perched on a reed :)|
|Chipping Sparrow at dusk.|