|Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)|
|Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)|
|Magnolia Warbler (Dendroica magnolia)|
In the afternoon I checked out nearby Hillman Marsh, where my first sighting of a Great Egret was a real treat. I think I may have seen them on my World travels but not being interested in birding at the time I didn't take too much stock on the sightings.
|Great Blue Heron (Ardea herondias)|
|Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopvo) blocking traffic.|
On a whim I decided to head for Rondea Provincial Park. It was quite a drive and the looming storm clouds did not bode well. At one point I almost turned back but I'm glad I didn't. The Rondeau interpretive centre is one of the best I have ever visited with an excellent overview of the park's inhabitants and history. There was also a bird feeder that was visited by numerous species. It is also one of the best places to view the Prothanatory Warbler. Nest boxes and a boardwalk snake through a forested swamp, the ideal habitat for the rare (in Canada) warbler.
|Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)|