Monday, September 19, 2016

Petrie Island

September 19, 2016

We had to get something at Orleans Boat World, so naturally a visit to Petrie Island was in the cards.

There were several Green-wing Teals, a couple of American Bitterns and a Belted Kingfisher.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Adult Common Loons transforming

September 18, 2016

Adult loons are starting to get their drab winter plumage at Big Cedar Lake.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Limerick Forest Chalet Loop

September 15, 2016

Another trip to Limerick Forest for planning the Crazy Canuck route.  This time we checked out the hiking and biking sections.

We stopped by the Interpretive Centre and decided to drive the chalet loop trail.  We stopped at various places to look for birds.  They were scarce, but this Swamp Sparrow came out to play.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Kemptville Creek

September 12, 2016

Today we paddled Kemptville Creek in Limerick Forest in preparation for the Crazy Canuck Adventure Challenge to be held in early October.

We saw a Belted Kingfisher and Solitary Sandpiper.  A highlight was a family of River Otters.

When finished we spotted a Blanding's Turtle in a beaver pond beside Forsythe Road.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mud Lake

Sept 11, 2016

We had the grandkids so decided to take them to Mud lake after observing a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeder.

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.