Tuesday, April 8, 2014

First blasts of SW winds for "spring" 2014

Thursday "forecast" model run:

Sunday "forecast" model run:

Temps around 15C for SW Ontario!!! Strong SW winds as well... These will be our first "warm up" weather systems of spring 2014!!  I wouldn't be surprised (at all) to see something like an American Avocet reported from somewhere in the province... Or Forster's Terns (?) further afield like Lake Ontario... Heck, maybe a White Pelican? 

More likely would be something like a few Louisiana Waterthrush, Pine Warblers, Gnatcatchers, and other early-ish migrants. Mike Burrell's ebird guide to arrivals is likely the best way to figure out what may be around thanks to this weather - 

Beyond that, I know I'll be outside enjoying the weather!!! Even if it's just on my balcony ;)


  1. Forster's Tern come through Durham Region every April on their way to the Lake Simcoe Colony

    1. hmm.. Didn't know that! I know they aren't seen tooo often in Hamilton, but this is typically the time it may happen... I'm hoping for one Thursday at the condo!

  2. Looks good the next few days. Yellow-throated Warbler will be arriving at Rondeau next week!