Monday 25 July 2011


This weekend I met with 5 University friends in Kincardine. We mostly sailed, swam, kayaked and enjoyed the 'world famous' sunset - or so they claim...

I did, however, get the chance to explore the local sewage lagoon! I was hoping for some shorebirds but unfortunately the lagoons were flooded. The only birds of note around there were 6 male Wood Ducks molting into eclipse plumage, 1 male Green-winged Teal and a male Merlin.

Dunn Skipper:

American Lady:

Eastern-tailed Blue - probably my favourite butterfly species:

There were several White-faced Meadowhawks around:

Next weekend I hope to finally see my first southbound shorebirds for the year!