|West Beach Turk riding the wind|
It was nice seeing our first of the year Blackburnian Warbler, Ovenbird, Baltimore Oriole etc. The Blackburnian was a stunning bird that was part of a "neotropical migrant swarm" in a Cottonwood, along with a group of Baltimore Orioles and other warblers. It's always fun at Pelee, even on a slow day...
Concession E at dawn:
1 Willet (continuing)
|Great Blue Heron - Onion Fields|
Point Pelee National Park:
-all three scoters off the east beach, surprisingly
-Eared Grebe off of Shuster (known bird)
-year birds!! Swainson's Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, Ovenbird, Blackburnian and Chestnut-sided, etc
-Eastern Meadowlark flying around the tip
|Beige, Black and White|
Onion Fields in late afternoon
-William It was still at the regular place along Concession E
-surprise Eastern Meadowlark! :) a bird I don't see a ton of at Pelee...
|EAME - Conc. E|
We walked around the entire Couture Dyke and birded the shorebird cell as well. I find that the Couture Dyke does not get checked nearly enough, even during peak birder season of early-mid May. Who knows, there could be an Anhinga, or Black-necked Stilt, or flock of Wood Storks just hanging out! We did not strike gold on this trip but a singing Ovenbird, some Soras, and a few hundred shorebirds (just the regular species) made things interesting.
There you go, that's all she wrote for day 2. We were hoping that day 3, our last at Pelee, would bring in a whole new batch of birds!