Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Thursday, 21 June 2018

First Day of Summer

Hyde Park Drainage Pond            20c, sunny, warm

I thought I would go to the Hyde Park Pond this morning.  I didn't walk too far as I saw another Great Blue Heron so I spent time watching it.
Other birds around were Red-winged blackbirds, Barn Swallows, Rough-winged Swallows, Mallards, Canada Geese, Robins, Song Sparrows and American Goldfinches.





There were a few dragonflies and damselflies flying about.

Bluet Species (damselfly)

Common Whitetail (female)

Many Cabbage Whites were around and this Azure.

Azure Species




Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Pleasant Morning at Civic Gardens

Civic Gardens Area, London, Ontario       22c, sunny

The last couple of days with the humidity and high temperatures feeling like 40c, I stayed indoors.
Today, the air is clearer so I decided to go to Civic Gardens in hoping to find butterflies.  I had no luck, saw 2 Cabbage Whites. 
I walked through the gardens and went to the Pond where the water lilies are.  There are fish in the pond and I've seen a frog there once.  Took some photos and went to the river to the walking bridge.





At the walking bridge, I can see a Great Blue Heron in the distance.  I love herons, so I spent time taking photos and watching it. 



 Then it flew under the bridge to this big rock on the other side.