The spring rush is just beginning. Some good birds are being reported.
Today started out miserable again--rain and cold temps. A far cry from yesterday. It is now quite nice, but starting at Rondeau this morning was depressing. Not a good day for photography.
The only thing new were two Pine Warblers on South Point Trail.
Just after seeing absolutely nothing on Tulip Tree Trail, I got a call from Irene about a Neotropic Cormorant at Wheatley. Having nothing to lose, I headed over there with Jim Burk in about 40 minutes and saw it right away.
I missed the last one there due to my usual bad luck, so it was nice to get a life bird for a change.
I headed into Pelee for a bit and picked up (new for the year) a Great-crested Flycatcher on west beach trail. A Palm Warbler was at West Beach parking lot, also new for the year.
I came across Brandon Holden (finder of the Neotropic Cormorant) and we walked back the west beach trail. Nothing of note on the way back.
I also checked out the Willets near Hillman Marsh. Too far away for me to determine if they were really the Western type.
A snowy Egret was also reported at Pelee. All I found were some Great Egrets. Two, here in a field were with a Great Blue Heron. One egret appeared to be a tad smaller.
Not a stellar day for photography!