This time of year is good for rare to uncommon birds, and certainly lake watches are in order.
Although out of the convention jurisdiction, at least two Sabine's Gulls were at Erieau this morning, and one further west towards Erie Beach this afternoon. Dark birds that really stand out!
|Photos courtesy Steve Charbonneau|
Sparrows are moving through and one has to look out for Nelson's or Le Conte's. I have not seen those ammodramus sparrows yet this fall. The last couple of days or so birds have been hunkered down to some extent due to the strong NE winds and a challenge to seek out.
Tons of Yellow-rumped Warblers are now moving through, but one has to look out for other species, now less common. Today I saw the first Orange-crowned of the season at Peers Wetland.
I have been seeing several Eastern Phoebes lately and still the odd Eastern Wood Peewee.
Hopefully a 'good' flycatcher will be found this weekend. We do not particularly need a Say's Phoebe in our area (LOL), but some sort of kingbird would be nice!