Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Point Pelee Update: May 4 & 5, 2009

May 4 & 5, 2009

Due to extraordinarily warm weather, last week had a record setting 34 species of warblers at Pelee (unusual for late April). Comparatively, this week seems quiet so far. Since May 4th we have recorded 18 species of warblers, which is more the norm for the first week of May. Highlights have included Hooded Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, and Blue-winged Warbler to name a few. Unfortunately the weather has been "too nice" and so we are hoping for unsettled conditions with southerly winds to push new migrants into Pelee. There has yet to be any "super rarities" but we are enjoying great views of the regular migrants.

Good birding,

Note from the Webmaster: I'm in Vancouver this week so will add photos to this post when I return to Ottawa on the weekend. Stay tuned! Thanks for your patience! ~ Frances

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