Peleeeee! Does it ever stop?! - I actually took a half day today... Things are fun out here, and there are still birds - but I needed a mental break to get some chores done ;) !!!
The highlights -
Marbled Godwit (Hillman)
and... wait for it... wait for it...
Imagine that?! - My 7th of the year so far... Totally different place once again...
After photo'ing the past ACFL's at a distance and in horrible light, this beauty was super close and in SUNLIGHT - DAMN - what a nice bird.. Maybe my best looks ever at the species.
My FOY birds -
I ended up with 7-8 species of Warblers, but I also only checked for a few hours. I stopped at Hillman as well early in the morning. There was a noticeable change in migrants again today, even though the migration seemed light overall. I found that there was an increase in Yellow Warblers, Yellowthroats, Least Flycatchers etc
Things may be similar over the next few days - light nocturnal migrations - although I think the cooler winds hold up the larger birds (eg,/ Black-bellied Plovers) - which were grounded in a few spots around Pelee today...
Other "birds of the day"
MIGRATION FORECAST -
NEXT WEEK! It's hitting the FAN - NEXT WEEEEK!
Forecast for Thursday
Forecast for Wednesday
I'm seeing WARM southerly flow moving into the Pelee area mid next week... Also the potential for severe weather and a strong jet...
That means RARES - and MIGRANTS - GALORE!!!!!
Watch this space for updates... And start testing the waters about getting a few days off next week! I'm guessing Thursday will be the day, but these things change sometimes (a day before/after is a common shift)... Overall though I think it's going down ! !!!
Very exciting times. Very exciting indeed...
These BH Vireo's are always eating something strange...