|Some TV's at Dawn|
I met Steve Charbonneau at Dog Beach early in the morning. There was not much moving on the lake, but a number of Ruddy Ducks were flying to and fro.
At south point trail, we got out of the car to find a multitude of birds. Most were Yellow-rumped Warblers, but we stood there for some time. Early on I spotted a "Yellow" Palm Warbler which was obvious due to the all-yellow look. There were lots of regular Palm Warblers as well.
It took us almost 3 hours to do south point trail (east side); certainly the best day yet this fall. We ended up with at least 17 species of warblers including a nice Bay-breasted near the light beacon.
Others included a Tennessee, 3 Northern Parulas, a few Orange-crowned and Black-throated Blues among others.
Vireos were rather absent today, but we did see a couple of Blue-headed together.
Raptors were moving on the NW wind. At least 12 Bald Eagles were seen, but it was difficult to ascertain how many were actually seen.
A few butterflies were out including a late Silver-spotted on the maintenance loop.
My next stop was Blenheim Lagoons where a few shorebirds were present. As expected this time of year, Long-billed Dowitchers were there. Up to five have been seen all week.
Some swallows were flying about including at least 4 Barn.
Several Common Checkered-Skippers were around. It was quite windy today, so it was not the best day for leps.