#A40 at Algonquin
I went to Pelee since a decent SW wind was blowing. It was not decent enough. Apparently yesterday was a better day there (Franklin's Gull, among others). That is what you get for looking at the weather forecast!
A couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on the Tip sand early this morning. Nothing else of note.
Some scoters and other ducks (several Green-winged Teal) went by and a couple of Horned Grebes. Saw one hummingbird fly off the Tip. Land birds were scarce except for a large number of Yellow-rumped Warblers on De Laurier.
After checking Wheatley Harbour, I headed up to Tilbury. Not much there either! A couple of Wilson's Snipe were sleeping in the lagoon. An Osprey was circling the lagoon.
I drove along the Thames and even stopped at St. Clair NWA. Lots of geese but no Snows!
The saving grace for the day was the ever-present Marbled Godwit at Mitchell's Bay. No sign of the Snowy Egret today. Maybe it was at Ticky Tacky Point! I did quite a bit of searching around the area. At least a dozen Great Egrets are in the area.
Along the waterfront trail, I came across a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and an Indigo Bunting among other things.
Towards St. Anne's Island there is a group of American Coots numbering somewhat under 1000. Seems to be a good gathering spot for them as last year (October 23) I estimated about 6000 there!