Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Notes

A trip to Point Pelee was in order this day.  I attempted another Tip watch without anything of note. Seems I cannot get the right day!  Perhaps the wind was too much west today.

I met up with Jeremy Hatt and we spent quite a bit of time at the Tip.  Once again, most gulls were too far out, which seems to be my luck this fall.
A few Common Loons and Horned Grebes went by, as well as a number of Surf Scoters.  I saw three distant shorebirds, but no idea what they were!

A Palm Warbler and a trio of Yellow-rumped Warblers seemed to be stuck at the very Tip for a while.

After the watch, I walked up west beach trail in hopes of finding some butterflies.  That was virtually a bust as well!  A few Buckeyes and a single Painted Lady were along the trail.

I met Bob and Karen Yukich just south of west beach parking lot, so I hope they had better luck than me on the trail.

Some Pine Siskins were at De Laurier, and nothing of note on the trail.

After lunch, I decided to walk a bit of Hillman Marsh.  A Solitary Sandpiper flushed up from beside the pumphouse near the shorebird cell viewing platform.  It is starting to get late for seeing that species.

Lots of gulls were at the C-K side of Wheatley Harbour, but I could not pick out anything of note.

This evening I took a short walk at McKeough CA in hopes of seeing something in the floodway.

Duthill Bridge

Barrel of Bees

In other notes, my post Post OFO Convention Post has produced a huge number of hits for some reason.  Well over 200!
This morning I met Lynne Freeman, OFO President at the Tip of Point Pelee.  She is quite enthusiastic about the OFO.
Next year's convention is at Kingston.  I hope to make it as I have never birded Kingston area.  The following year may be Long Point, and of course 2018 it will be back at Point Pelee for the Pelee's 100th.

Winterberry at Rondeau


  1. I saw 2 Pectoral and 2 White-rumps fly past the Tip -- same birds?

    1. Possibly. I got on them too late. My thoughts were likely White-rumped.