First thing of note at Rondeau was a disoriented Redhead duck. It was on the main road! Several people saw it and it was still flying in circles almost 2 hours later!
I did not find much in the park. Some usual birds in the campground, but walking was difficult. Feeders were busy at the VC, but I did not see the wintering towhee.
I then went over to Erieau where there was a little patch of open water near the government dock. A couple of Black Ducks were there among other things. Several Ring-billed Gulls were around too.
A small flock of Tundra Swans was over Lagoon Road. Some wintered in the area, so one wonders how these fit in.
After an early lunch, I decided to head over to Point Pelee. Near the Tip, a couple of dark ducks (LOL) were heading south and some Ring-billed Gulls were playing around.
Sparrow Field had three Yellow-rumped Warblers, but that was about it. Robins were all over the park (and elsewhere), and one wonders if a few were spring arrivals.
Along the main road south of the VC, a group of 10 White-throated Sparrows was milling about, and later, I spotted another sparrow. Putting things into reverse (since I drove past it), I found that it was a Song Sparrow. No doubt a spring migrant! (no photo)
White-throated Sparrows dancing on the road
Shuster Trail was not too productive.
That well-photographed owl was once again sitting out! Hi Rick!
Down concession E road, I spotted a large flock of blackbirds. The larger portion headed over towards D road so I could not make much of it. It was mostly Red-winged. A smaller group with Red-winged, Common Grackle, Starling and cowbird was close by.
I decided to check SE Hillman and it was well worth it. Over 1000 ducks were on the lake, most of which were Common Mergansers.
I posted a list to WEP birds, but did not include the 6 Ring-necked Ducks which I saw in one of my photos later! Not sure how I missed those. Here is part of the post:
(teal lowest bird)
Bufflehead was in there as well.
On the way home I spotted a Northern Shrike west of Wheatley. Been a while since I have seen a shrike. There were lots earlier in the winter, but recently they have been absent, at least around here.
Tomorrow looks good weatherwise, so I will be out....somewhere.