[Ontbirds] Pelee Island April 12-13

Ken Burrell kenneth.gd.burrell at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 18:22:39 EDT 2014


Hi Birders,

The weather looked a little too inviting to pass up, so I ventured to the
island this weekend for some 'early' spring migration and was definitely
not disappointed.

Both days were really comfortable (weather wise) and I had some interesting
sightings, with my notable one's listed below among ~100 species:

Yellow-throated Warbler - 1 beautiful (*albilora*/white lores) male singing
away at Sheridan's Point today (13th).

Louisiana Waterthrush - 1 male singing at Middle Point today.

Northern Goshawk - 1 young female (big!) terrorizing the birds at the north
end yesterday (12th).

Glaucous Gull - 1 bird at Wheatley Harbour today (13th)

Lapland Longspur - while not that 'unusual', I had a flock of 500+ a few
minutes east of Wheatley along Hwy. 3

There was also a Chimney Swift seen by bird observatory staff today. Most
of the 'expected' migrants were in evidence and in good numbers. Tomorrow
should be even better!

To see checklists from both days, click the links below:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17863924
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17876782

In addition to the birds, I had both Garter and Lake Erie Watersnakes,
Painted and Snapping Turtles, Questionmark and several Red Admirals. Spring
wild flowers were starting to poke up too.

For specific directions to locations on the island, please email me
privately. To see the ferry schedule, click the following link:
http://www.ontarioferries.com/peleeferry/english/schedule.html

Good birding,
Ken Burrell


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