[Ontbirds] Rondeau - Yellow-throated, Kentucky W.

Steve LaForest s.m.laforest at gmail.com
Mon May 16 12:26:21 EDT 2011


Hello Ontbirders.
The Yellow-throated Warbler put in a brief appearance at the Rondeau Visitor
Centre between 8:35 and 8:50 am this morning.  A Kentucky Warbler was seen
on Spicebush Trail at 9:30 am (on the side of the trail nearer the road,
about halfway down).

Our rainy morning warbler total was 21 species.  Highlights included
Golden-winged on Tulip Tree Trail; Northern Parula on Spicebush; Wilson's on
Bennett Road and Spicebush Trail; and Canada on Spicebush and Tulip Tree
Trails.  The best locations for warblers were Spicebush Trail and Bennett
Road.

As for other songbirds, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher was observed at the
Visitor Centre, Scarlet Tanager on Tulip Tree Trail, a late Rusty Blackbird
on an unspecified trail, and a Gray-cheeked Thrush on Tulip Tree Trail.
Thrushes are moving through in good numbers.

Rather a surprise was the Solitary Sandpiper that stopped off in a wooded
slough on Bennett Road.  A Wild Turkey trotted across the road just west of
the Visitor Centre.

I would like to thank all of the birders who have taken the time to report
their sightings to us, helping to make these Ontbirds reports as
comprehensive as possible!

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Rondeau Provincial Park welcomes birders!  We have morning coffee and snacks
waiting for early birders.  Our Bird Hikes and Birders' Breakfast start
Thursday May 5 and go through to Victoria Day.  I will lead a guided hike
twice daily from Thursday May 5 to Monday May 23, inclusive (fee $5), as
follows:

Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 7:30 am and 1:00 pm Tuesday and
Friday at 7:30 am and 7:00 pm; as well as Wednesday at 7:30 am.

All of the 7:30 am and 1:00 pm hikes listed above will meet at the Visitor
Centre.  The 7:00 pm hikes will meet at the entrance to the Marsh Trail.  A
second hike on Wednesday at 1:00 pm will meet at the Blenheim Sewage
Lagoons.

The Friends of Rondeau will provide a Birders' Breakfast/Lunch for a small
donation (coffee, tea, bagels, soups and treats) daily from 7:00 am to 2:00
pm at the Visitor Centre.
Good Birding!
Steve

Steve LaForest
Friends of Rondeau Bird Guide
s.m.laforest at gmail.com



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