Once again it was not appropriate for doing a lakewatch at Point Edward. There was only one good day there back in early October. And the Tip of Point Pelee has been closed for several weeks, so that has been out of the question.
Over at Blenheim Lagoons, the crazy Wilson's Phalarope was making its rounds. We should set up a lottery and see how long it stays. It may stay until freeze-up, but if this weather does not get its act together, that may be a while! Other shorebirds included about 50 Dunlin and a Baird's Sandpiper. Two Semipalmated Sandpipers were noted on ebird yesterday, but I have doubts about that one. It would be very late for them, although I did have two November 24, 2002 which were probably record late.
I cannot help but think this phalarope may be the same bird we saw last March. I haven't looked too closely at plumage here, but it would be fun to think so. There was a Wilson's Phalarope in late May and certainly in July. Nobody checks there much in June. Wilson's have nested there in the past as well.
March 21, 2010
At Erieau the lingering Osprey was at McGeachy Pond carrying a fish dinner at lunch time.