Susan's Birding and Nature Blog

Friday, 17 August 2018

Variety of Stuff at Hyde Park

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Hyde Park, London Ontario

It went to Hyde Park in the afternoon.  It was pretty warm.  I stayed for about one hour and saw nice variety of things.

Bluet Damselfly sp.

Common Ringlet

Cabbage White

Song Sparrow

Eastern Tailed Blues are so pretty when they are flying. 

Eastern Tailed Blue

There were a few Common Ringlets today.

Common Ringlet

Great Blue Heron

Sulphur sp.

I saw my first Clearwing Moth July 26/18.  I can't believe I saw another one today!  I was fumbling with my camera trying to get some nice shots as it was moving from flower to flower.  This is the best I can do.  It could be a Snowberry Clearwing.

Double-crested Cormorant

Halloween Pennant

This is a very beautiful flower...not sure what it is.

I managed to get one photo of this flycatcher before it flew off.  Then I saw it again on the walkway.  Not good at flycatcher IDs but I think it's an Eastern Phoebe.  

Red-Spotted Purple

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Thames River Ongoing

Thames River - London, Ontario

A short blog today....continuing along the Thames....another very warm day (26c, feels like 35c and sunny).  The  Double-crested Cormorant was in the water and just climbed onto a rock for awhile.  

Double-crested Cormorant

Wing-spreading to dry its feathers

A Great Blue Heron resting and looking for lunch.

I noticed this little turtle.  I think it might be a Northern Map Turtle.

Not far from the little turtle was a Spiny Softshell Turtle basking in the sun.

Spiny Softshell Turtle