Wednesday, June 05, 2013

My Canadian beach holiday

Breakwater
I spent the whole of May on the shores of Lake Erie, in Ontario, Canada
Banding kit
I was helping Bird Studies Canada with their Migration Monitoring Program at Long Point Bird Observatory
Prothonotary Warbler
We caught some pretty nice stuff. Here's a male Prothonotary Warbler
Male Blackburnian Warbler
Male Blackburnian Warbler
Male Cape May Warbler
Male Cape May Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (didn't band them, but just handling them was AMAZING!)
Male Magnolia Warbler
Male Magnolia Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Male Eastern Bluebird
Male Eastern Bluebird
White-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Male Common Grackle
Male Common Grackle
Coyote tracks on the beach
It wasn't just birds. These are Coyote tracks not far from our cabin
Looking west
Gulls at the Tip of Long Point
The Tip
Early mornings take their toll after a month, but they were worth it
Storm-watching
We watched some spectacular weather passing us by, in the middle of the lake
The outhouse facilities
Some of the facilities were a bit basic...
A good day for drying
Here's my stuff drying on the line
Dinnertime!
A fantastic gourmet meal starring freshly-picked wild asparagus, the best I've ever tasted
The Tip
Dawn at the Tip
Peaceful evening at the Tip
My last evening was beautifully calm and I didn't want to leave :o(
Boat ride home
Eventually they dragged me off in a boat and I was sent back to Blighty

photos taken with Apple iPhone