Monday, March 26, 2012

aww yeahhh

Let's get it started... ! HA! let's get it started, IN HERE

We are a month away, heck, maybe less this year.  Here's the rundown from the last few days:


Plegadis Ibis at Presquile
Pomarine Jaeger at col Sam
Long-billed Dowitcher at Ottawa
Black Vultures at Beamer/Pelee etc

New York:

Yellow-throated Warbler in Buffalo
Black Vultures at Braddock Bay etc
Long-billed Dowitcher (somewhere near Lake Ontario)
Eurasian Wigeon(s)


Far south getting Yellow-throated/Hooded Warb's etc
Henslow's Sparrow (central OH)
5 Black Vultures together (lake erie shore)
Nelson's Sparrows


LeConte's Sparrow
Black Vulture (Ionia)
Cinamon Teal (maple river?)  ---- nice pic here:
6 Long-billed Dowitchers (Pte Mou)
Euro Wigeon (Monroe)


Just a little excitement to build anticipation. I'll get back to doing these updates (when the birds call for it) for the next few weeks as they slowly reach our borders!

Any predictions on the bird of the spring? 


  1. Like the black-eyed peas??? haha

    As far as bird of the spring goes - Bachman's Sparrow.

    1. I like it !

      I should have added my prediction: Violet-green Swallow

  2. Replies
    1. would you settle for a Hermit Warbler??

  3. A recurring dream of mine: Roseate Spoonbill at Coote's Paradise in the evening in perfect light, 20 degrees C, slight breeze out of the southwest... wait, too much detail?

  4. Yellow-legged Gull (a real one this time) seen early one morning at the tip of Pelee, photographed well. Unfortunately disappears before most birders get to see it ;)

  5. I suppose a Hermit Warbler would do. If the east coast can get them, why not Ontario!

  6. I'm going for a SW flavour...Cassin's Sparrow. If I'm allowed alternates then Hepatic Tanager or Scott's Oriole. Aim high!