The last two days have been decent, though I have only added 5 new species. Two of them are code 3 species however. Yesterday, while walking along the beach looking for butterflies with Steve Pike, he turned up a young male Summer Tanager. Later that day, while walking along the north end of the park near the beach with Steve and Alan Wormington, we came across an older male Summer Tanager.
Today, Michael Biro found a Lark Sparrow in the Northwest Beach parking lot. This was a code-3 species I didn't think I would get at Pelee! Fortunately for me, once everyone left, I got great closeup looks at the bird as it perched 10 feet beside my car (by "my" car I mean Ken's car).
|Lark Sparrow - Point Pelee National Park|
The birding should continue to get better! A Chestnut-collared Longspur was reported from near London today....my predictions for Point Pelee tomorrow is a 1st alternate Kirtland's Warbler along the West Beach somewhere.
Time for sleep...