Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012: Rich's Marina in Buffalo, New York

A quick stop at Rich's Marina in Buffalo today, where some summer species have returned, and the Bonaparte's Gulls are in full plumage!
 Common Tern
 Above and Below: Little Gull

Below: Bonaparte's Gull

Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 29, 2012: Iroquois NWR

Swallow Hollow Trail:
 American Robin already on nest
 Eastern Phoebe
 American Wigeon
 Red Admiral
 Some kind of violet
 Wild Strawberry
 Garlic Mustard
 Jack in the Pulpit
 Heal All
 Garlic Mustard

Kanyoo Loop Trail
 Northern Shoveler
 American Wigeon
 Yellow Rumped Warbler
 Wood Duck
 Blue Winged Teal
 Tulip Tree leaf
 not sure
 Trout Lily
 Fiddle head ferns?
Red Trillium

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012: Southern Ontario (Butterfly Conservatory, Birding)

We spent the day at various places in the Niagara Region of Ontario, firstly at the really cool Niagara Butterfly Conservatory
 Above and Below: Blue Morphos

 Lowe's Swallowtail
 Scarlet Mormon
 Red Spotted Cattleheart
 Giant Atlas Moth
 A cool red fuzzy plant
 Some nice purple flowers
 Rice Paper 
 More Yellow Flowers
 Great Eggfly
 Gray Cracker
 Red Mormon

Outside in the Botanical Garden:
 Interesting Roses
 Plants growing in the rock
 not sure
 not sure
 not sure

Some nice shots of a King Eider at La Salla Marina, Burlington, Ontario

 Trumpeter Swan
 Egg on the beach!
 Trumpeter Swan

Double Crested Cormorant on Eastport Drive in Hamilton, Ontario