I got excited when I saw orange butterflies all over the butterfly garden. I quickly realized they were not monarchs (it's too early for them) but queen butterflies.
A project is underway to tear out the excessive cattail rushes. Within a couple of months, grasses will have grown back. Here, Skip is taking some of his own photos.
Looking out on the flats, I saw this long-billed curlew fly in and was able to get a fairly decent shot even though I was a couple of hundred metres away. It sure helps to have a 30x zoom on my little Lumix camera.
Back inside the birding centre, the whiteboard displayed the birds spotted in the last few days. We really had nothing to add. In addition to ones that I photographed, we did see coots, brown pelicans, moorhens (common gallinules), great-tail grackles, little blue heron, red-wing backbirds (male and female), rock pigeons, royal tern, and a Northern harrier. Not bad for 1.5h of birding.