Thursday, May 19, 2011

Finally, Some Movement

Today was rather warm and sunny--what a novelty!  There was a good movement of birds overnight.  I woke up to a Tennessee Warbler singing in the yard. 
I stopped at Brander Park before work as usual and noted many warblers.  Another Tennessee, a few Magnolia, a couple of Redstarts, a couple of Black-and-white, a couple of Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, Palm, Black-throated Green, Black-throated Blue and several Yellow-rumped.  Also a Scarlet Tanager was singing.

As everyone knows, a Western Tanager was found at Rondeau this afternoon by Kyle Holloway.  I did not rush down to see it as I have seen one at Rondeau. It is only the second park record.  The first was the one Steve Charbonneau and I found May 4, 2008 also on south point trail.

Birding looks good for this weekend with warm temps and southerly winds.  It will feel strange under those conditions.
No photos taken today. Birds were feeding at the treetops for a change!

What species is this.....?  (It was one of about 200 at Port Lambton late yesterday).


  1. Dwayne,
    Yep. They came late this year. Port Lambton always seems to attract a large number of Black Terns in May.