|This is from Miami Florida in March 2010. There has been a recent influx of Cattle Egret in Ontario (late Oct 2010). I was tempted to go see some in Chatham, but I figured since I've seen them before, I would spare the environmental costs of driving two hours to see them. It would be a new addition to say... my Canada life list.|
I've come across a pretty cool resource for those birders who are trying to learn various bird calls. This site is really good. If you click the "Guest Link" for Canada... You have 400 birds to chose from. Pretty cool!
http://www.natureinstruct.org/dendroica/ (Right click, Open in new Tab)
I also came across another interesting site/ page by David Sibley discussing "The two faces of the Downy Woodpecker" interesting article for such a common bird. I've never noticed this phenomenon.
http://www.sibleyguides.com/2010/02/the-two-faces-of-downy-woodpecker/ (Right click, Open in new Tab)
Of course, any birders in Essex County who are wondering "whats in season this month?" and "Where am I most likely to see a particular bird" can use this link to ebird.ca's bar graphs. The link I provide is to Essex County, but if you are interested in another county, just go to Ebird.ca and start from the beginning.
http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/GuideMe?step=saveChoices&getLocations=counties&parentState=CA-ON&bMonth=01&bYear=1900&eMonth=12&eYear=2010&reportType=location&counties=CA-ON-ES&continue.x=62&continue.y=14&continue=Continue (Right click, Open in new Tab)
This week at Point Pelee, while birding near Delaurier Trail, I was asked by PPNP staff and a Photographer about getting photographed for some of their promotional materials. Who would have thought that I would be a model? Ha!!!
Saturday was not overly exciting. I stopped at the Day's Inn Hotel and looked at the mudflats in Sturgeon Creek. There were Hundreds of Geese, Gulls and Shorebirds. At Point Pelee, I parked at the West Beach Parking lot and walked Tilden's Trail & later Anders' footpath near Delaurier.
I saw this Carolina Wren while driving just north or Delaurier Homestead. Tildens Trail was quiet with the exception of one small pocket of BC Chickadees, Yellow Rumped Warblers, Ruby Crowned Kinglets and yet another box-shaped Winter Wren. One interesting observation from this last weekend of birding was how often I heard Carolina Wrens. Have not really seen/heard them since April this year when I photographed one for the first time. That was one of my favorite lifers!