A different mix of birds was seen including several different duck species. Our first Long-tailed, Common Goldeneyes and Bufflehead were passing by, among others.
There were fewer loons and grebes, but more cormorants and scaup than the previous day.
Shorebirds included Black-bellied Plover and several Dunlin.
One of the more interesting things is to see small birds come in directly off the lake. Whether they abandoned their lake crossing in migration, or for other reasons, it is neat to see them come in from way out, head for the shoreline and dive into the vegetation.
This day we saw pipits, American Robins, 3 American Woodcock and perhaps the most amusing was a male Eastern Towhee that went right by us. Others remained unidentified.
After a little over an hour, Steve an I headed for south point trail. There were hardly any passerines on our walk towards the lake, but on the way back, some decent pockets of birds kept us busy. Several Blackpoll Warblers, a Nashville and a Tennessee or two were among the Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Many passerines and other birds come up rare on eBird when they really are not. The eBird filters for Chatham-Kent need some serious modification! Indeed some of these are scarce, but no need for them to come up rare and and overwhelm the eBird reviewer! JMO.
It was a good day for hawk migration. Many types went overhead including Red-shouldered. The Turkey Vulture migration was even more spectacular than the previous day as thousands moved along the Lake Erie shoreline. Nary a Black Vulture was with them!
I checked Ridgetown Lagoons on the way home, but just Canada Geese were in the goose department.
Late day, after the wind calmed a bit, I took an evening walk at Peers Wetland, Wallaceburg. A number of birds were tallied, and at the end of my walk, a bright yellow warbler was spotted. It was a Wilson's, nice to see at this date.