Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pelee!!! April 29th, 2014

My FOY migrant today

I kinda thought today might be good for rarities... Turns out I didn't see that much in the way of numbers - but there was definitely rarities around!

To start, I didn't see the Western Grebe or the Smith's Longspurs - but it's my fault (I didn't look)... Whenever rarities start showing up, I get excited about finding my own and end up missing out on the "birds of the day"... What can ya do?

Ohio also had a good batch of rares - including a Neotropic Cormorant! Those things are everywhere...

To the birds!!!!!!!!!! -

Highlights - 

2 !!! Acadian Flycatchers
1 White-eyed Vireo (singing)
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Hooded Warbler
1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull

Other FOY (for me) - 

Baltimore Oriole
Eastern Kingbird
Common Yellowthroat 

Warblers - eight species (Pine, Y-Rump, Palm, B&W, Nashville, BT Green + above) 


I think this bird (above - young female) is 90% Myrtle and 10% Audubons... I'll leave it at that. 

Long day (walked 23ish km) - hoping tomorrow is great! All depends on the rain and winds... I think rarities will be around no matter what though. It's an exciting time!


  1. You failed to mention the Swainson's Warbler on Lake Erie in Ohio (BSBO)