Saturday was a busy day. I was up early so I went for another hike and found a Great Egret standing on a large rock at the edge of the lake. I was able to get a few pictures before it flew off. I walked along the old road trail and came across it again down in the water by the beach. I also came across a pair of Song Sparrows that were busy collecting bugs for their wee ones. After a quick bite to eat we headed out to hit the bakery in Southampton to get a few goodies for ourselves and we couldn't go visit John and Joanne without bringing a treat. We then headed up to Sauble Falls to spend some time enjoying the views along the falls. The water was quite high there as it is everywhere this year. Our hiking was more limited due to the water levels. After heading back to Southampton we stopped in at the Market before heading to John's for a visit. He had a busy day working on his fifth wheel and cutting down a birch tree in the yard. Dwayne and Karen were there so we had a great visit with all of them. Thanks also for the yummy dinner. We spent the evening sitting around their outdoor propane fire pit. What a great way to keep warm on a cool evening.
Sunday morning I was off on another hike before a late breakfast. It was sunny and warm and I enjoyed my walk along the waters edge. We packed up early and parked the motor home down at the beach parking lot and went to the visitors center to walk the trails in that area. Down by the water we found two Great Egrets fishing for their lunch. There were lots of wild flowers along the way that I always enjoy seeing and the turtles were out and about at the pond. We then went to spend some time at the observation tower at the duck pond. It was great just being able to be out in the warmth enjoying the sights in the park. We headed home at dinner time and enjoyed cheese, crackers, summer sausage and veggies on our trip home. Just outside of Elmira there were 3 hot air balloons coming down for a landing so I was able to get a few shots of that as we passed by. It was a fabulous weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed the sun and warmth.
Northern Waterthrush, a first for me
Missing a few parts but still looking lovely
Clam spider has caught a butterfly
Natures beauty on my walk
Male Redstart singing his song
Juvenile Redstart waiting for some food
Beauty in soft colours
Cedar Waxwing enjoying a berry
Young Waxwing out exploring.
Still needs to grow its tail feathers
Doing some grooming, note the short wings still
Shimmering green on this dragonfly
These flowers like it down by the water
Song Sparrow in the pine tree
Natures flower pot
The start of a lean two down by the lake
Great Egret enjoying the view
View along the rocky shore
Doing some fishing in a marsh area
Your to close, so I'm out of here
Muskrat at the duck pond