In some years past, I have arrived in Northern Ontario on June 1st to find that the leaves are not yet out on the trees. That’s not the case this year and I had great weather both for this morning’s survey and for the drive to Manitoulin Island.
Here is how it looked this morning near Carr which is south-west of North Bay.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
I was greeted with much lively singing from American Bittern, Wilson’s Snipe, Sandhill Crane, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and many others. This includes 4 thrush species: Robin, Veery, Hermit Thrush and Swainson’s Thrush.
Everyone loves seeing an Indigo Bunting and I had several this morning.
Other birds that I was able to photograph:
After the survey, I drove to Manitoulin Island. In other years, I have taken the ferry from Tobermory but it is not operating due to Covid concerns.
Here are some views of Gore Bay which is near the starting point for tomorrow’s survey.
This orangish-brown forest bird has soft brown-speckled spots on its neck. A Veery. Their song sounds like “veery”.
Hi Miles Took this picture of the Grebes during our morning walks at Humber. I really enjoy all your daily info and pictures. Keep well
Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon’s meek shine
In even monochrome and curving line
Of imperturbable serenity. – Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)