But here's a nice long read from Jeff Master's about this INSANE heat we've been experiencing:
Some early things I've noticed:
--- This is HIGH pressure, meaning it is keeping the birds down.... (light winds = harder to fly)
--- given the non-stop record-breaking heat we've had, there are VERY few "record early" birds being reported (considering the circumstances).
------ This is telling me somethings...... I think that the birds that are READY to fly north (eg./ Song Sparrows & Phoebe's) have done so in MASSIVE numbers... It seems like every single Song Sparrow in southern Ontario is back on territory...
------ the birds that are NOT READY (biologically or whatever) to be here at this time of year, are CHOOSING to stay south..... Why no Barn Swallows? They are powerful fliers, and there is surely enough bugs to get them fat and ready... (I was eaten ALIVE by MOSQUITO'S today)
----- therefore the typical notion that LOW pressure + strong winds literately SUCKS birds up from the south and brings them beyond their expected arrival destination (yet in very LOW numbers/// isolated individuals who got messed up).
Anyways just some ramblings.. Although I'll wait and see how things shake out by the end of the week........
Very much around