Monday, March 21, 2016

Creeping Around Rondeau & Area

On Sunday I checked out Rondeau, Erieau and Blenheim. Some creepers and kinglets were new spring arrivals, but there was not too much else in Rondeau yet.  I did not come across any of the Eastern Phoebes while there.
It was rather cold after a warm week.

Lots of ducks were on the Bay as one would expect this time of year.

Green-winged Teal

Bufflehead were plentiful along marsh trail.

Sandhill Cranes are likely nesting again this year out Rondeau's marsh trail.

Erieau was rather quiet for ducks when I arrived, but it was very windy.  I did not see the pair of Harlequin Ducks found the previous day by Bev and Dennis Rock.  However, Jim Burk did find them later in the day.

Erieau's marsh trail revealed a couple of Fox Sparrows, obviously recent arrivals.

Blenheim Lagoons were full of ducks, but nothing unusual.

Black Duck

A large group of gulls was in the field at the back, consisting of the usual four species, while a lone Tundra Swan seemed lost way out in the field.

Hopefully we are not in for a cold spring after a warm winter!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Blake---noticed you haven't mentioned the Great Horned Owls at Bate's
    Subdivision recently. One was on the nest Friday, 18th although some have
    looked since and not found it. Thanks for the head's up on the Snowy's and Sandhill Cranes in Dover--got them yesterday !