Scott and I d stopped at a few places at Emiquon on Monday, August 31, 2009. Walking North from the boat launch, I found a Snowy Egret hunting near the edge of the water.
Of course, it flew away as I approached.
I also flushed a few Blue-winged Teal that I would not have seen if they hadn't flushed.
Here is a panorama taken from the boat launch:
A Great Blue Heron stayed close to the water's edge.
A Great Egret landed on a former muskrat den.
A female Blue Dasher Dragonfly landed and posed for me in the former farm building area.
Where the farm homes were located, a small orchard exists.
Butterflies were flying around the mud road leading north from the boat launch parking lot. This Painted Lady rested briefly:
A beautiful Tiger Swallowtail butterfly flew along the muddy road, looking for the right place to land. The shadows at mid-day added to the pleasure this encounter.