|Cape May Warbler|
Highlight was a good look at an Olive-sided Flycatcher along the dike on the far side of the woodlot. Later while I was near the parking lot, I heard "Quick-three-beers!" The birds do not sing much this time of year, but it was nice to hear one of my favourite songs.
Today, I ventured down to Rondeau Park and was not disappointed. At least 17 species of warblers were seen and lots of vireos and flycatchers. There was nothing rare, but of course it was nice to look at many birds.
While on the maintenance loop looking at some Northern Parulas, I received a text message from Steve Charbonneau about a Buff-breasted Sandpiper along Fargo Road. I was about done in the park anyway, so I immediately headed there.
It sometimes seems difficult to catch up with these uncommon sandpipers, but I did manage to see this one. It was too far out for a decent photo though.
I checked out the Blenheim Lagoons with Steve. There has not been much there lately. A Red-necked Phalarope finally showed up on Thursday, but did not stay.
Highlight there was the discovery of some Fiery Skippers!
I knew it was only a matter of time before I came across some this year.
Before going home, I went over to Ridgetown to see a variety of shorebirds. The one cell east of the plant has some good edge which has attracted quite a few birds. Nothing unusual today though.