Thursday, May 7, 2009

Point Pelee Update: May 7, 2009

May 7, 2009

For the fourth day in a row we made it to the tip on the 6:00 am tram. Fog had developed early this morning making visibility at the tip challenging. Showers developed late afternoon. Overall it was a somewhat quiet day with few new arrivals, but due to these conditions many species fed low in the vegetation allowing for excellent views.

At the cemetery we watched four Eastern Kingbirds flycatching on the ground. Cape May, Nashville, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Northern Parula, and Blue-winged were some of the warblers we easily viewed as they fed low in the trees. Five species of thrushes were noted in Tilden Woods - Swainson's, Hermit, Wood, Gray-cheeked and Veery. Six Sandhill Cranes were observed flying and calling as we birded Tilden Woods in the rain.

During a walk down the tram road three male Wild Turkey entertained us with their displaying. The weather forecast for Friday looks promising with clear skies and south winds - it should prove to be an interesting day.

Good birding,

Note from the Webmaster: I've made it from Vancouver to Toronto and will be home tomorrow, so will add photos over the weekend. Stay tuned! Thanks for your patience! ~ Frances

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