Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011 Good morning at Pelee with lots of birds and birders.

There were lots of birds and birders at the tip this morning. One of the best days so far with a good variety of warblers and a small reverse migrations with numbers of Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting, and blackbirds flying off the point.

Birders sometimes out numbered the birds.

Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Redstart and Nashville Warblers kept everyone on their toes!

Birders from all over North America and the world flock to Point Pelee every spring to witness the north bound migration and hope to add a few rarities to their list.

The Yellow warbler is a common migrant and breeder in the park.

Bob Cermak and Tom Hanrahan of Ottawa exchanging info. on this active morning

An earlier migrant, the Palm Warbler was still around in good numbers.

Always hard to find this Orange-crowned Warbler spent most of its time feeding in the open.

A Grasshopper Sparrow along West Beach was a nice find.

The Gray-cheeked Thrush in Tilden's Woods.

Chestnut-sided Warblers were everywhere today.

The Black & White Warbler is easy to recognize by its nuthatch like shape and behavior.

The most common bird today seen flying off the tip was the Baltimore Oriole.

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