The town of Wasaga Beach has a forlorn look these days as there are few tourists, the beach is closed and most of the shops are shuttered.
Tourists are clearly discouraged as all parking spots are not available:
When my parents came here long ago, you could drive and park on the beach as this image shows:
I visited Tiny Marsh just a few days ago for the post: https://mileshearn.com/2020/05/24/love-in-the-marsh-may-2020/
At that time, I was unable to go into the marsh as the gate was locked. However, there is a way to get there which involves a considerable walk. That was my agenda on this day.
I was able to photograph four Flycatcher species:
There are many goslings here:
I have seen Black Terns here in the past but not today. When I saw this, I hoped it was a Tern but clearly it is not:
When elm leaves are as big as a shilling,
Plant kidney beans, if to plant ’em you’re willing;
When elm leaves are as big as a penny,
You must plant kidney beans, if you mean to have any. – T. F. Thiselton-Dyer (1848–1928)
Did you see any evidence of Piping Plovers?
There were six (6) fledged Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) chicks in 2019 at Wasaga Beach. Maybe this year even with high water levels again there will be more chicks with reduced human activity.
I never got to see Wasaga Beach, before or after it burned down. Thanks you for the pics of it! And thanks for the other pictures of nature, Miles. Wonderful!