House Wren and Wood Thrush at Presqu’ile Park: May 2020

I headed east on this day to visit Prequ’ile Provincial Park.

Beach stones
Mollusk shells
Dandelion with bee
Crow feather

Some botany:

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Chickweed (Stellaria graminea)
Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganense)
Smooth White Violet (Viola macloskeyi)
Striped Maple (Acer pennsylvanicum)
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Round-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica americana)
Smooth Yellow Violet (Viola pensylvanica)
Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)
Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Oak Fern
Star-flower (Trientalis borealis)
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

The best trail for shorebirds is this one:

Unfortunately, despite much time looking, I didn’t find a single shorebird. There were, however, hundreds of thousands of midges which covered my clothing:

Midges
Midge

Happily, I was able to photograph many non-shorebirds:

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Canada Geese
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Common Grackle
Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Yellow Warbler (female)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren
House Wren
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Wood Thrush
Wood Thrush
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

NATURE POETRY

Among the changing months, May stands confest
The sweetest, and in fairest colours dressed!
Soft as the breeze that fans the smiling field;
Sweet as the breath that opening roses yield.        – James Thomson (1700–25)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “House Wren and Wood Thrush at Presqu’ile Park: May 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Wonderful, wonderful things, of course. What a beautiful place! Thank you much, Miles.
    A request: When it is time for the May-apple flower to bloom, can you give us a peek of that?

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