As we drove to the dock at the foot of the Detroit River I spotted a mink carrying a rodent along the break wall. Just as we were pulling away from the dock I spotted a Common Loon flying north along the river! Purple Martins entertained us while we got permission from Canadian Customs to land on Fighting Island.
Before meetings started I took a quick walk out back and heard Warbling Vireos, Blue Jays, and Black-capped Chickadees. A Map Turtle was digging a hole in the middle of the foot path just outside the door of the lodge. We made sure she was not disturbed. I walked out onto the grass and found a pair of yellow-spotted robber flies mating in the grass.
An Indigo Bunting had me searching the trees for a time before I finally spotted it. The Great-crested Flycatcher was easier to find. An Eastern Kingbird perched in the open, but was directly between me and the Sun.
This Black Squirrel posed for a few pics before it got too dark for any more photos.