Good morning birders,
An exceptionally fine day weather-wise but rather slow going for numbers of
birds seen and reported.
There was a fly by at the Tip of an adult-plumaged LITTLE BLUE HERON,
flying towards Pelee Island with two GREAT BLUES, and a RUDDY TURNSONE was
walking on the sand at the Tip.
The MISSISSIPPI KITE which has been seen the last few days, made a brief
flyover at the Visitor Centre about 10:30. Other raptors were noted
including many TURKEY VULTURES, but the BLACK VULTURE reported yesterday
just north of the Park was not amongst them.
There is a KENTUCKY WARBLER, 200 metres north of Dune Picnic area which has
been singing almost all morning. It is along the bike path near the road.
There are still a number of locations for PROTHONOTARY WARBLER in the Park,
seen mostly on the Woodland Nature Trail, but also along Shuster Trail and
also on Delaurier Trail.
In Tilden woods, MOURNING WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER
were seen near the southern point of entry to the seasonal trail, not far
in from the Shuster Trail.
The only report from Hillman Marsh is of a WILSON'S PHALAROPE in the
A COMMON NIGHTHAWK is presently roosting above the first bench north of
Tilden Woods at Cactus Field.
Friends of Point Pelee Hike leaders, Tim Arthur, Pete Read and many thanks
for helping out, Steve Ogle.
The Festival of Birds is brought to you by Parks Canada and the Friends of
Point Pelee. The Festival of Birds runs from April 30 to May 23. For more
information please visit Festival of Birds.ca