Thursday, July 19, 2012

I thought ontbirds was broken!!!!

Not a single post for July 18th, 2012... Crazy! But its good to see we're back to exciting things like Bonaparte's Gulls ;)


20 knot east winds for Hamilton tomorrow... For some reason, there are some cool pelagic records from Ontario in July:

Leach's Storm-Petrel - Jul 19, 1939 in Cornwall

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Jul 13, 2000 - Long Point

Yellow-nosed Albatross - July 4, 2010 - Kingston


And a few "late summer" records that are close in August:

Great Shearwater - Aug 20 (?) in Toronto

Manx Shearwaters:  Aug 19 (mich), Aug 26 (Ottawa) and Aug 31 (Hammer)

Not to mention records of rare terns (Arctic, Least) from the Great Lakes in July --- among other things... July is a pretty rough month for rarities, but I may just end up at the beach tomorrow (with a rare day off). An adult Red Phalarope would be nice.

Here's hoping the weather forecast doesn't go to heck before then....


Current conditions:

(1 knot = 1.852kmh)


Newest drought map released this morning:

Not that these forecasts are correct, but here's the recent 1 and 3 month temperature outlooks for the USA.. Hope you like the heat:

3 mo below:

1 comment:

  1. Here is a sighting for your bleak day ... A crow with white wings and throat ... Seen hanging out with in a murder of crows in the Beaver Valley ... How cool is that?