Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fauna on Labour Day Weekend at Big & Little Cedar Lakes


 Sep 02 Ch du Petit Lac des Cèdres N

We birded around the picnic area on the bike trail and also down around Lac Lécuer.  We saw a Chestnut-sided Warbler, a Chipping Sparrow and an Eastern Phoebe.




Sep 03 Grand Lac des Cèdres

We canoed all the way down Black Bay and on past the islands to Gull Rocks.  We examined the beaver lodge and saw the beaver swimming towards it.  There were adult loons, but the chick was no longer with them.  There were racoon tracks on the beach.







Sep 04 Jean Lapointe bridge and trail

There were lots of warblers and other birds observed on the trail today.  Our first sighting was a Cape May Warbler.  We also saw a Black and White Warbler at the same location, but did not manage a photo.  Our next bird was a friendly Black-capped Chickadee. Then we came upon a family group of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.  Then came a Blue-headed Vireo and a Northern Parula.   In a wet area, we saw an American Toad. 







Before leaving, we checked out the boat launch on Little Cedar.  There was a female Bullfrog being eyed by a Northern Water Snake.



Back at the cottage, we watched the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at our feeder.


We enjoy all the wildlife around our cottage.