Walked along Iona jetty

I drove to Iona this afternoon and decided to walk the entire way along the jetty, which I haven't done before.

Definitely a nice day to take on this task.

Saw a grebe along the jetty. Probably a Western Grebe.

Lots of Pelagic Cormorants flying overhead for some nice bird-in-flight shoots.

Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)

First time I've seen a bird preen mid-air.

Cormorants in flight
More fly-bys.

Common Loon (Gavia immer)
Also saw a couple Loons as well.

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) female

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) female
I got some nice pictures of the female Surf Scoter as well.

Yellow-Red Daisy

Yellow-Red Daisy
Unidentified flower. Some kind of a daisy?

It was a longer walk than I expected, but definitely good exercise!

Resting cormorants.

At the end!

There were many birds resting and foraging on the rock piles to the side of the jetty.

Sanderling (Calidris alba)
I believe these are Sanderlings (Calidris alba), correct me if I am wrong.

Bonaparte's Gulls (Larus philadelphia)
Saw many of these small Bonaparte's Gulls (Larsus philadelphia) too as well. Lifer!

Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata)
Many large groups of Surf Scoters well hanging out right next to the jetty. The sun was slowly setting, so lighting was quite poor. Nevertheless, I like this image.

As I slowly walked back, the sun was setting behind me.

Sun and Jetty

Sunset lighting up the ocean surface


Light to Dark
A picture-perfect day.


Denis Wilson said...

Lovely images.
I think your "daisy" is a Coreopsis, of some description.

PSYL said...

Thank you very much, Denis!

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