Prince Edward Point – Our Day Trip 17 May

This guy fell asleep, he must have read my Blog Post

We went to this spot a couple of times in the last two weeks. It’s a great spot for the birders, Clint and I like birds but we aren’t experts by any means. I know they have feathers…….lol So as per usual, we packed a lunch, grabbed our coffees and headed out about 530 a.m.

So Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is located in the south-east corner of the County in the Prince Edward Point Bird National Wildlife Area. It was established in 1978 and is about 560 hectares; it is a great area, right on Lake Ontario. I feel like wherever we go on our day trips in our area we are somehow beside, or near Lake Ontario, it seems to be everywhere. We have been out here so many times, I like driving around this area. But today we were here for the birds! Thousands and thousands of birds go through this area every spring. It is quite the spot if you are into birding.

Trail to see the birds
Yellow Warbler and he’s very happy
Yellow Warbler, not so happy

The photo below is not about the bird but there were swarms of bugs, some form of shadfly all over the place. You would be walking along and all of a sudden there was a swarm just flying in one spot. You can see the little dots in the photo below. There were no mosquitos though so that was great.

Bird and some bugs
Some flowers aka weeds beside the trail
Chipping Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager

When we were done on the trails, we drove down and parked across from the Point Traverse Lighthouse. The road to the lighthouse was gated off but you can walk a trail to get to it. We did part of the trail.

Point Traverse Lighthouse

Nice spot and lots to look at. We were photographing these seagulls diving into the water. I got one with just the wings sticking out of the water, it was kind of neat watching them. I think they get a bad rap.

Seagull diving in for his dinner
Heading out to Lake Ontario
Tiny Nest

On our way home we passed this field and I thought it was pretty. I believe it is a field of canola.

Canola Field

Until next time……Stay safe

6 thoughts on “Prince Edward Point – Our Day Trip 17 May”

      1. 🙂 ❤ Are you kidding? I love them – I travel through your stories and your photographs – you take pictures of animals that amaze me every time, I never get to see anything when I walk around – and like that, I would have had a little bit of the soul of your country and it feels good, it's very very beautiful.

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      2. Thank you! it means a lot to me that you enjoy my photos and stories so much. I have quite often thought of not doing this anymore. Then you make that comment and it makes it worthwhile. Thanks my friend 😊


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