Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Things

During this bizarre weather, some good birds are showing up in the province.  Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Blue Grosbeak, etc.  A Yellow-throated Warbler is again at Rondeau Park in the visitor centre area.

This is the third year in a row the warbler has come to the park.  It most certainly nested last year but hard evidence was not found despite efforts.

Yesterday was downright hot and humid, but today is cold and very windy.  Seems we have a lot of high winds anymore.  But, that is the way our weather is--goes from one extreme to the other.

I have not seen much in my area yet, but a Palm Warbler was working the trees at Brander Park this morning.  Some Yellow-rumped were in and lots of Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

A few shorebirds here and there in the wet fields.
Just outside the west end of Wallaceburg, a large number of gulls has been working a wheat field all week.  Unfortunately it is in an awkward spot and most are in the middle of the concession.

I would not doubt if a Franklin's Gull or something else of interest is or was in there.   Late today I tried to get a look but did not pick out anything unusual.  Some Lapland Longspurs were in the fields too.

Tomorrow look unsettled again, much worse than the forecast all week, but we will see....same old, same old.

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