This evening I ventured down to Erieau and Rondeau. It was just nice to be out in the warm air. Nothing of note, but a Lincoln's Sparrow was along the R/R track trail among other things, and a White-eyed Vireo was along McGeachy.
Sandhill Crane at Sunset
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers are now everywhere! (lol)
Marsh Trail at Rondeau is best when the sun sets, so I walked there. Lots of Yellow Warblers among others.
Today word got out about a Swallow-tailed Kite SW of Chatham late yesterday. A cell phone photo taken by an anonymous (so far) observer revealed a definite kite. Probably migrating through, so it may be tough to find it again.
This past Sunday an adult Little Gull with a red ribbon was observed by many at Erieau. It was certainly a curiosity! Upon hearing about it I Googled[ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bonxie88/8597644175/ ]the subject and up popped a link to a photo taken just over a month ago over in Pennsylvania along the lake. I suspect it is the same bird, not quite molted into alternate plumage!
Here is a photo courtesy of Genny Houghton of Sarnia.
I think maybe this bird somehow got caught up in something as nobody can offer a reasonable explanation for this ribbon.
Maybe the bird Steve and I saw early Sunday morning was the same one, but we did not notice the ribbon from our distance.
The sun setting over Rondeau Bay