22 degrees and very windy at the start (5:02 AM). 22 degrees and still windy at the conclusion.
Bird Highlight: Spruce Grouse
Botany Highlight: Twinflower
Species list: spruce grouse, common loon, yellow-bellied sapsucker, pileated woodpecker, alder flycatcher, least flycatcher, blue-headed vireo, red-eyed vireo, blue jay, American crow, common raven, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, winter wren, ruby-crowned kinglet, veery, Swainson’s thrush, hermit thrush, American robin, ovenbird, nashville warbler, mourning warbler, common yellowthroat, American redstart, northern parula wabler, magnolia warbler, bay-breasted warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, palm warbler, Wilson’s warbler, chipping sparrow, swamp sparrow, white-throated sparrow, common grackle. (34 species)
Strong winds and the fact that we are late in the breeding season may have given us fewer birds.
Roads like this have made me drive older cars!
A well-deserved Lumberjack breakfast at the Watershed Restaurant.
During our trip to Smooth Rock Falls, the temperature was 28 degrees in Timmins. Shortly after a violent 30 minute storm lowered the temperature to 14 degrees.
A LOOK AT SMOOTH ROCK FALLS
Tomorrow, we leave at 3:30AM to begin the Cochrane survey at 4:44 AM.