Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Point Pelee Visit

I had the day off Tuesday, so I took advantage of the nice weather and headed down to Point Pelee.  Perhaps it was too nice as there were not a lot of birds to look at!  Many warblers remained unidentified as they worked through the dense foliage.

Black-throated Green Warbler

I started at the Tip.  Brandon Holden and his girlfriend were also present as we scanned the lake and skies.  A good number of gulls were present, but I did not see any rarities.

Several warblers, mostly Blackpoll, were flying off the Tip and back.  Several Sharp-shinned Hawks were around today.

I walked back the east beach to Sparrow Field.  Many saddlebags were flying, including a single Striped Saddlebags which I only saw briefly.  Earlier this week a couple Striped Saddlebags were reported at Pelee.

Thrushes were abundant throughout the woods, but they too were taking advantage of the dense foliage and underbrush.

I walked back to the VC via west beach trail hoping to catch a glimpse of a Gray Hairstreak.  Alas, it was not to be!  I did see a couple of Fiery Skippers.

Spicebush Swallowtails were abundant.

De Laurier trail had a good number of warblers, but they were quickly moving through the trees.


Last stop was NW Beach end at the start of west beach trail.  Here it is always good for butterflies.  Among a few Fiery Skippers, I did find a Little Sulphur (a.k.a. Little Yellow).

This weekend is the OFO Conference in Kingston.  I will be heading there soon!

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