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.
|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|