The blog is undergoing a transformation, where I will try to pots mini-updates of the spring migration on Lake Erie (from my phone), rather than try and do real blog postings without any time, sleep or internet to help me.
I hope regular followers of the blog can deal with a rash of these mini-postings for a while! Things will get back to normal later in May.
So yeah! It's Pelee time...
After today's posts about a massive wave of new migrants in Ontario and Ohio, things still look quite superb for Wendesday, and rarities will be turned up over the next 3-4 days! (as they're "found"). That's where i'll be! The rarities seem to frequently turn up a day or two after the "fallout" sort of days...
To set the tone, here's some pictorial rarity highlights from nearby:
Eared Grebes in Illinois:
Rondeau Yellow-throated Warbler:
Eurasian Collared Dove in PA:
Blue Grosbeak in OH:
White-faced Ibis in Massachusetts:
Cinnamon Teal in Michigan:
The long-staying Wagtail in Michigan (we need more west winds!):
Townsend Solitare and Rondeau:
Multiple ohio rarities:
Other non-photo rarity highlights:
PAINTED REDSTART in Minnesota
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks in Illinois (7) and Wisconsin (1)
Swallow-tailed Kite in southern Ohio
Tricoloured Heron, Snowy/Cattle Egrets, Black-necked Stilt, Yellow-headed Blackbird (and more!) on the south side of Lake Erie.
Not to mention the rash of rarities in Ontario *cough* Neotropic Cormorant, Eared Grebe, Eurasian Wigeon, Cattle/Snowy Egrets, Willets, Avocets, Marbled Godwits, Yellow-throated Warblers, Townsend Solitaire, Black Vultures.
To quote a song:
"It's the happiest season of them all"
Andy William's - you may not have known he was a birder, and that they remixed his "spring at pelee" song to a Christmas song in order to make some fast cash.
It's the most wonderful time of the year