Although some commented that it was a "slowish" day at Pelee today, I thought there was an insane push of migrants into the park overnight. Warbler numbers were still a bit low, there was a massive surge of Indigo Buntings, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore & Orchard Orioles and some Scarlet Tanagers..
That was on top of high numbers of Kingbirds, Least Flycatchers, White-crowned, Lincoln's & White-throated Sparrows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets etc. I thought it was a great day!
I had 24 species of warbler without doing any twitching at all - and I even took the evening "off" due to a lack of sleep. Beauty of a day!
Some notables (that I can remember) -
Reverse Migrants! -
BLUE GROSBEAK! (Female)
2-3 Blue-winged Warblers
A Scarlet Tanager that I yelled out as a Summer Tanager at the tip! (Whoops)
DICKCISSEL - flyover west beach mid-day
Willets (4) - Wheatley H.
Hooded Warblers (2)
2 Little Gulls
Really other -
The leucistic Red-breasted Nuthatch!
I'm expecting a similar day tomorrow - huge migration, lots of new birds - maybe a pretty darn good reverse migration. Be there or be square!
Reverse migrants today -
Bugs also arrived in great numbers. American Lady, Orange & Clouded Sulphur went from 0 to dozens in no time...
I also had a Glider sp!!! (dragonfly) - that I think was Spot-winged - but it got away.