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the derisive laughter of wild turkeys: day 2 of our ontario trip report

2007-05-03 - 11:29 a.m.

all photos © 2007 by elaine radford

the highly visible red admiral butterfly of point pelee

All morning on a guided birding hike around Point Pelee National Park. Sunny, breezy, cold enough for heavy leather jackets. The birds gave us a bit more of a challenge today, starting with the Wild Turkey who gobbled derisively from the underbrush but never let us see him. New birds added this morning include:

  1. Blue Jay
  2. Swamp Sparrow
  3. Wild Turkey (heard only)
  4. Eastern Phoebe
  5. Great Crested Flycatcher
  6. Warbling Vireo
  7. Blue-Headed Vireo
  8. Wood Duck
  9. Brown-Headed Cowbird
  10. Red-Breasted Merganser
  11. Killdeer
  12. White-Crowned Sparrow
  13. Chipping Sparrow
  14. Field Sparrow

I also learned that a very striking butterfly that caught my eye on a couple of occasions yesterday was the Red Admiral. We saw more Downies, including one that was vigorously expanding its nesthole. Another Brown Creeper, another Nashville Warbler too.

Before our guided hike, we took a woodland hike on our own and found any number of wildflowers, including violets, Dutchmen's breeches, and even some carnivorous Jack-in-the-Pulpit looking guys.

Tonight we're trying for the courtship display of the American Woodcock. Wish us luck!

dutchman's breeches wildflowers at point pelee, yeah, that has to be right, i couldn't make up that name

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