Prince Edward Point – Migration Time!……………Or is it?

Prince Edward Point, in Prince Edward County, is a migration area. Point Traverse is right on Lake Ontario and this time of year the birds they are flying in for a stop on their way to wherever. There are a few trails here and a bird observatory and they also do bird banding.

We got up two different days last week at 5 a.m. for the one hour drive from our house to the Point. Monday we saw a few birds, but not as many as we thought we would see. Wednesday we went back hoping for more, but it was actually worse. Unfortunately we are leaving for Algonquin this weekend to find me some moose!…so we were only able to go out those two days. Hopefully the pickings got better for everyone else who drove out there. If I know the names of the birds, they are on the photos. Sometimes I think I know them, or I don’t, and just put “Bird” as the caption. Anyone who knows me knows that I use this chart when birding. I am not a birder, nor will I ever be. I like birds and if they are close then I will take a picture. People try to tell me the names of birds that I don’t know, but I forget 2 seconds after they tell me and at the end of the day, I don’t really care lol. But hopefully you will enjoy the mystery bird photos.

We did spot some Turkey Vultures on the way home, they are such a cool looking bird and I was able to get some photos of them.

We decided to take some back roads before heading home and we went Ostrander Road where they were going to build some windmills at one point. Then someone discovered that there were Blandings Turtles in the area and the windmill project was kaput. Coincidentally as we were driving down this narrow dirt road, there was a turtle on the road and I am pretty confident it is a Blanding (their status is Threatened).

One of the roads we drove, it might have been Ostrander, I can’t remember now. This road was very narrow and there were spots that were water covered, not more than 1 foot deep.

We also spotted a small waterfall and this guy on someone’s barn window on the way home. I thought it was a cute photo opportunity.

And then it was home for a nap, cause we’re old and we were tired………….

Stay safe friends !

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