After yesterday’s successes, I decided to try Wooton again. This time, I approached the beaver pond more slowly, and got some good shots as a result.
There’s still no large numbers of warblers, but two Yellow Warblers were very cooperative.
We had nice weather all day today, for a change. I went back to Wooton in hope of seeing an uptick in migration, and it paid off. There was a good variety of birds in good light, and one of my favorite warblers posed, albeit briefly.
A moth and a butterfly also came in view, as well as a beaver, who startled me as I approached the marsh. A beaver entering the water makes a loud noise.
I was prepared for a day off this morning, but the predicted rain didn’t materialize, so I went to the local parks. By the time I’d spent a couple of slow hours looking for birds, the Sun came out, so I went to Governor Bridge in hopes of better luck.
While it was somewhat better, there still isn’t any great concentration of migrants.
I spent an afternoon hour looking for bugs in the ‘hood.
Graeme and I went back to the heronry this morning to see if any progress had been made. There are still seven nests, and at least 3-4 are occupied with aa bird seemingly sitting on the eggs.
There wasn’t as much activity as last time, with only a few birds flying in and out at random intervals.
A few Ospreys, an Eagle and a few other birds kept us occupied for a time, but it was cold and windy, so we left around 10:00.