Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Phase 3 of Frankenstorm was FANTASTIC



Just wow....


Phase 3 - direct winds from the east coast onto lake Ontario (skipping the St. Lawrence Seaway)...


Here's hoping phase 4 works out as well, because phase 3 was GREAT... (the phases add up mind you, so we can still get all the same birds from the previous vagrant paths as well)...


Phase 4 is when we get the centre of the storm to pass over Ontario... And hopefully we get some of the warm weather birds being reported like Oystercatcher, Royal Tern, Skimmer - and maybe some Shearwaters? Maybe some BC Petrels or Sooty Terns?!



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Strategy for tomorrow - BIRD... BIRD IS THE WORD


There are rarities everywhere, the track of the storm is over Lake ERIE now and ALSO lake Ontario!!




The storm is huge, and there are clearly rarities to be found over a wide area...


Maybe focus on onshore winds, but who really knows?? Maybe Lake Erie will get the real tropical stuff? Or maybe they'll come to the east of the storm and Lake Ontario will continue to be the hotspot?! 


Or maybe we won't get some of those birds, so we should continue to do what we did today!? Since clearly Ontario birders did a pretty good job of finding some epic birds today.....


Ok, here's the plan:  Peter Griffin breaks down exactly what we need to do: 




Bird is the word! Long Point East, The river, inland spots to Lake Ontario - ALL of Lake Ontario and eastern Ontario too!!!!!

Just bird!








2 comments:

  1. Well, I'm going to have to retract my comment about Lake Michigan...

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