Saturday, May 7, 2011

May 4-5, 2011 Birding Rondeau, Blenheim, and Point Pelee

Left Ottawa @ 6:00a.m. for my first of 2 tours to Point Pelee. Enroute we observed a flock of 20+ Bohemian Waxwing near Carleton place and 2 Sandhill Cranes in flight over Hwy. 401 at Napanee. Lots of activity at Rondeau and the highlight a Yellow-throated Warbler coming to a local feeder. This rare southern visitor was very cooperative and gave of great views. At Blenheim sewage Lagoon we were able to see the breeding plumage Eared Grebe which had been present for a few days.
On May 5th we birding Pelee for the day a had a nice selection of birds including Orchard Oriole, Blue-winged Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler and White-eyed Vireo.

Yellow-throated Warbler at feeder.

White-eyed Vireo

Prothonotary Warbler along Woodland Trail.

Blue-winged Warbler

The Prothonotary Warbler was very tame and gave us excellent views.

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