Presqu’ile…One of My Favourite Places – September 16, 2011

I had an opportunity to go to Presqu’ile Provincial Park last Saturday, with some good friends, all of whom enjoy getting out and photographing nature.  While the birds and the weatherman weren’t co-operating, at least for the morning.  The sun and birds started to warm up by noon.

Mike and I left my home at 4:15am and arrived at Presqu’ile’s, Owen Point by 7:15am…lolol….a bit before even the birds or sun showed up.

We had a fairly decent variety of shorebirds Pectoral, Least, Semi-palmated, White-rumped Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings and Semi-palmated Plovers.   Also we managed to see the Ibis but at long range….

Ruddy Turnstone

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Semi-palmated Plover

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Least Sandpiper

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There was even mention of a Red Knot being seen but a Merlin kept moving the birds all over the place, so we never did manage to find it.

The biggest surprise subjects were the insects…it seemed they were everywhere Monarchs, Admirals, Caterpillers, Spiders, Praying Mantis’s, Dragonflies and Syrphid’s.  We collectively took over 800 images of these Lovely insects.  Below are just a few…….

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We had a lovely but long day…16 hours, worth every moment….Wish we could have these days year round.  Thanks guys

Ciao for Now.

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