[Ontbirds]Point Pelee Report for May 31, 2004 (Monday)

fopp fopp at mnsi.net
Mon May 31 11:17:25 EDT 2004

Point Pelee Report for May 31, 2004 (Monday):

Migration remains very thin, although this morning there were more migrants at the Tip than yesterday.  Migrants at the Tip included Wilson's Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher and Sanderling.  Black-billed Cuckoo was also conspicuous, with several birds present.

The flooded field on Concession Road D north of the park continues to attract a lot of gulls and shorebirds.  Yesterday there was a first-summer (immature) Lesser-Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, a few hundred Dunlin, and a few Black-bellied Plover and Ruddy Turnstone.  With additional rain last night this field should remain wet for a few more days at least.

Yesterday the Eastern Screech-Owl was again present on the Woodland Nature Trail, slightly south of Post #8; it was perched very low to the ground on the west side of the trail.

A territorial Yellow-breasted Chat can be heard daily along the south side of DeLaurier Trail.

This is the last formal report from The Friends of Point Pelee pertaining to this year's "Festival of Birds."  We hope that these posts have been both informative and useful.  But don't give up on migration just yet.  Most years spring migration continues to about June 10th and often much later.  And some days in early June can see substantial numbers of migrants including lots of warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and shorebirds, etc.

Friends of Point Pelee

John Haselmayer, Dave Martin, Ross Mackintosh, Pete Read, Alan Wormington

The Point Pelee National Park Festival of Birds, 2004,  runs from May 1 to May 31.  For additional information, go to www.wincom.net/~fopp

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