|No Birds-No Birders|
It took quite a bit of time to find anything on Sunday as I walked long distances. Once again, Northern Waterthrushe was the most popular warbler type. I also heard a Louisiana Waterthrush singing back in a slough.
The best spot seemed to be along Harrison Trail south of the VC, but that is not saying much. There were 4 Pine Warblers together and 3 Nashville Warblers in another spot, among other birds.
White-throated Sparrows were everywhere as one would expect at this time.
Chipping Sparrows were numerous in the burn areas. Soon a Clay-colored will be found.
On the way home I stopped at Peers Wetland, and birds were more numerous it seemed. Tree buds are more advanced inland and more food is available.
Many more Yellow-rumped Warblers were in the small area of Peers compared to Rondeau Park. (I had only 3 at Rondeau!).
More Yellow Warblers as well!
Swallows were numerous, patrolling the wetland in search of food.
Today, nothing had changed in my area, but I expect different tomorrow.
|Peers Ring-necked Pair (long-staying)|
The month of May is the time for the Great Canadian Birdathon (formerly Baillie Birdathon). It is a chance to raise some money for bird or conservation projects when birders pick a 24h period to find as many birds as possible.
I have done the Birdathon for many years and direct a portion of the money towards the Sydenham Field Naturalists. As always, I will be in the Rondeau birding area. Date to be determined.
Anyone who is interested in pledging an amount can contact me for details at email: boatmannATkentDOTnet
I have already collected a decent amount locally.