The Dickcissel spent enough time below the feeder that over 100+ birders got to enjoy this rare visitor.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Let Ottawa at 6:00am ans started south for Pelee. We made a few stops enroute including Chaffeys Lock where we had 3 Cerulean Warbler, 1 Yellow-throated Vireo along with a number of common species. Our next stop was Presqu'ile where we did a brief check at Beach #1 and observed 100+ Brant flying over Owen point and a Great Egret. Again a quick run through the GTA and arrived at Rondeau 2:45a.m. birding a couple of areas, didn't see the Yellow-throated Warbler and had a late Am. Tree sparrow at the VC feeder. Next stop Blenheim Sewage Lagoon before hearing about a Dickcissel opposite Pelee Wings. Arriving around 5:30pm the male Dickcissel was feeding below the feeders in plain view. A great start to the tour!
Posted at 6:05 AM