It is interesting to think about all the birds we have seen by this date in past years. Every year is different!
The Virginia Rail was still on TTT, and I managed a better photo.
The only warbler species so far reported in the park was Yellow-rumped, and they were difficult to find. I only managed about 4 this day.
Today was certainly better in all areas with the balmy weather. I finally saw a Pine Warbler at Port Lambton early this morning, and several Caspian Terns were around. A couple of shorebirds (both yellowlegs) finally showed up as well.
It has been a good year for seeing lots of Horned Grebes. There were still many scattered about yesterday. they were even in ditches.
Several were at Blenheim Lagoons.
Ruby-crowned Kinglets have increased in numbers, but this Golden-crowned posed for a photo.
I was home around noon, so in the afternoon I went for a walk in the woods at Reid CA. As mentioned before, it is not the best place for birds, but it always nice to walk through the woods. I did see several Mourning Cloaks, and some Eastern Commas. As well, a very early Gray Comma was out. (Reid is one of the better spots to find Gray Comma). Spring wildflowers are just now popping up after a very long winter.
|Old Logging Trail|
|Low Spot (old Oxbow)|