An early morning start got to the tip of Pelee at 6:20a.m. Due to the strong winds on Saturday, the tip was almost gone compared to last week. The tip area quiet but after some searching we managed to find a few species of warblers including Cape May, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided and Black-throated Blue warbler. Along Woodland Trail we observed an immature Summer Tanager. The afternoon was spent checking a few trails at the north end of the park. While driving south towards Northwest Beach we ran into a traffic jam of cars, photographers and birders watching 2 Summer Tanagers feeding along the roadside vegetation. It was an amazing seen with the camera's outnumbering the binoculars. Our final tally for warblers for the day was 16 species. The weather forecast doesn't look to promising for tomorrow, with rain starting at 7:00a.m.!
A early morning dusting of snow in eastern Ontario on Mother's Day was a surprise for many!
With the vegetation out in full force at Point Pelee already except towards the tip, patients is required to find birds along with knowing birds songs!
Summer Tanagers caused a lot of excitement at Pt. Pelee. on May 10th with at least 3 different individuals. This species is a rare visitor to the park.
Photographers had great opportunities to photograph these birds.