For now, I was at Point Pelee a couple of weeks ago for spring migration. It was a little slow but there were still birds to be found. Saturday ended up being a good day. We managed 26 warbler species, including Kirkland's, on the day and a well-lost Pacific Loon. Due to many of the birds being up in the trees or just generally avoiding my camera lens, I only have a few photos but I was pretty happy with a few of them.
Ubiquitous White-crowned Sparrow.
A Hooded Warbler in low light. Not a great photo but a great-looking bird.
The American Bittern is a bird that I've rarely had a good look at. This one was particularly obliging. It stayed out in the open for a long time.
For a short period there were waves of warblers coming in off of the lake at the same time as similar waves moving south in a reverse migration movement. They were all hanging around in low tree and shrub cover. Here's a Blackburnian Warbler.
The tastiest of the birds I saw over the weekend.
Easily the most common warbler of the weekend was the Yellow Warbler. They are a bit of a dirt bird in the summertime around here but, at the same time, a really nice-looking dirt bird.
This is a lousy photo but a great bird. Kirtland's Warbler is a good twitch. This female hung around next to a trail for quite a long time. Low light and constant movement made for a lot of blurry pictures.
We headed to Rondeau for a morning. There wasn't a lot around but the light was very nice. There were a few warblers including this Magnolia Warbler.
Here's to another post in fewer than two years.