Just a really quick post... Unfortunately we are ~10 days too early for prime crazy vagrant hunting birding, but the weather is spectacular.
The wind map right now has super strong winds all the way from the Gulf right into Ontario... The air is extremely humid... This pattern is expected to hold into mid day tomorrow (Monday) - meaning something crazy could happen tonight...
Lake Michigan was better situated last night for birds, and the Chicago area (specifically Montrose) had something like this: Henslow's, LeConte's, Nelson's and Lark Sparrows, Yellow-throated Warbler, Piping Plover and Marbled Godwits...
Keep an eye on the radar for the migration tonight...
Ken Burrell and I have been lurking around Pelee for the last few days (wanted to go to the Island, but the stupid ferry broke)... Nothing crazy but some fun birds.
4 species of Warbler today with 2 Parula's and a bright Palm Warbler. Check them out:
Bright enough to get integrade status?
And Parula #1 --- it was really far away. so I was happy to get this
Another major story of the day was a MASSIVE movement of Red Admirals at Pelee. We didn't (and probably couldn't) count, but they were absolutely everywhere.
Twice I was able to count 5+ Red Admirals within 10 seconds of opening out hotel door (near the Heinz factory in town). I counted 8 in 30 seconds after leaving Domino's Pizza nearby. Driving the roads in town yielded a continuous stream of individuals flying north. In any habitat, and lawns that had flowering dandelions contained dozens of individuals.