Thursday, May 14, 2009

Point Pelee Update: May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009

We managed to get a spot on the 6:00 am tram to the tip. A lot more early birders now but not as busy as the weekend. With no weather change it was another quiet start but the birding did finally pick up. Again a few new arrivals and again the north end of the park was the "hot spot."

We were able to locate the first spring male Summer Tanager at Sanctuary and 15+ species of warblers including Canada, Orange-crowned, Golden-winged, Bay-breasted and Tennessee. Lots of great views since the warblers were low in the vegetation. There was a definite increase in Least Flycatcher, American Redstart, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Swainson's Thrush in the park.

Late afternoon we finally had a change in the weather, the rain started! Forecast is for a thunderstorm overnight. We'll wait and see.

Good birding,
Bruce & Ben

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