Straight from Waskesiu we travelled to Porcupine Plain and then onto Hudson Bay to visit relatives.
I stopped off at Greenwater Lake one morning for some birding and also got a couple of wildflowers along the roadsides at Hudson Bay.
Greenwater Lake is a beautiful place this time of year but can get quite busy .
Highlights were :
Chestnut-sided Warbler ( lifer ) - 2
Veery - 2 or 3
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Black & White Warbler - 1
Ovenbird - 2
American Redstart - 3
Yellow Warbler - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Red-breasted Merganser - 1 with chicks
Here are some photos :
Yellow Iris - I stand corrected, my friend Ron and now my wife informs me that this is just a plain old Iris and not the more exotic Bladderwort :-)
Red Paintbrush - This plant actually varies in colour ranging from Red to Pink :
Chestnut-sided Warbler - seeing this bird was a thrill as I'd never seen one before.
I had found one earlier in the day but not had a chance to get a photo, so I was very happy when I found this one near a creek at Greenwater Lake :
Black & White Warbler - Having dipped on seeing this species at Waskesiu it was great to find one individual within the woods at Greenwater :
American Redstart - This female was intrigued by my 'pishing' and hopped on a branch to see what was going on :
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - This individual kept returning to its favorite tree to drink the sap, as you can see from the many holes it had made :