The biggest highlight for me on Saturday was finding this guy.
I was looking forward to Sunday afternoon and a trip to Pinery Provincial Park, a place I had not visited before. We entered the park around 1:45 and right away, there was activity. Numerous red-eyed vireos were singing as I slowly drove along with the window down. The vireos would end up being the most numerous species of the day.
First stop was the riverside trail. I had heard a lot about this trail and was looking forward to checking it out myself.
Upon reaching the Ausable channel, I caught sight of a red-headed woodpecker fly over and disappear into the trees on the other side. I had heard that the Pinery was a promising place to find one and I'm glad I saw it even if it was brief.
I kept hearing rustling in the leaves and would quickly look down only to find a chipmunk out and about.
From there it was on to the nearby hickory and bittersweet trails.
I rounded a corner and was surprised to see a pileated woodpecker not far off at the base of a tree.
Lots of poison ivy showing up as well.
Nothing unusual on the remaining trails visited, but still some interesting sightings.
This great blue heron had just caught a meal along the cedar trail.
This red squirrel was stretched out under the feeder at the visitor centre. It was a hot day.
It was a good weekend.