It has certainly been the slowest spring in recent memory for songbird migration. It was warmer today, but eventually it started raining not helping matters for being outdoors.
A lot of walking at Rondeau produced very few birds! An adult Little Gull of south point trail was the only bird of interest. A feeding frenzy of mergs and bonies lasted briefly.
Along Rondeau Road we heard a Northern Waterthrush and an Ovenbird, and that was it for warblers there!
There was a handful of Yellow-rumped around plus a couple of Palms. On marsh trail two or three Yellow Warblers were finally in. In ten days or so they will be a dime a dozen.
Also of interest was a Vesper Sparrow as well as a Savannah Sparrow. No Clay-colored here! They will come soon enough.
Erieau had quite a few Horned Grebes in the Channel, but only a few bonies.
The Lark Sparrow was last seen Friday eve. I was the last to see it just as it was getting dark. Many birders were looking on Saturday, but as far as I know it was not found.
Another view of the Prothonotary Warbler from yesterday:
There were three Common Loons on the Snye near Stewart Wetland later this afternoon (in the rain). A nice sight.