You have to take a break from birds some days and so this one was marked by strong and tasty martinis on the deck and a big steak after some serious gardening. The bullfrog watched us from the garden pond.

However – on the 2nd we went to Ile Bizard where the wind blew strong and hard all day – it kept the mozzies away but also seriously diminsiged the numbers of mozzie-eating birds. Plenty of Black Terns though and several Eastern Kingbirds, a very fine Osprey, some Green Herons, Marsh Wrens, Wood Duck and many Painted Turtles. There were Rails a-plenty out there but sinece our last visit the reeds have grown high and dense giving them many chances to avoid being seen.

Eastern Kingbird

Black Tern

Innominate Dragonfly

Wood Duck