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.