I participated in the Point Pelee CBC today and really enjoyed spending the day with several great birders. Our small group of 5 birders was led by Anna Marie (sp?) who was an excellent birder! I arrived at the park at about 7:15 am and looked for some Owls before our meeting time of about 8am. I had no luck in the morning with owls. Our birding group birded 'area 2' which was from the visitor center north to the delaurier trail area. Most of our walking was on the East of the roadway.
Hermit Thrush looking past a Chinquapin Oak Tree
My personal list of birds seen today are:
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Rough Legged Hawk (lifer! #215)
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Carolina Wren (heard twice)
Black Capped Chickadee
Golden Crowned Kinglet
White Throated Sparrow
Dark eyed Junco
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Screech Owl
Wow - 30 birds... I'm probably missing 5-10 other species. This list is off the top of my head. I really look forward to reading the final compiled list!
Wow, I'm really tired after walking on all that icy, snowy uneven ground! No major surprises but some good looks at what would be expected to be seen. A great time overall!
PS: Happy Solstice! As I drove back to Windsor last night, there was a gorgeous full moon. I heard on the news that the cloud cover would hinder views of last nights eclipse. I made the image below from a recent eclipse by taking several moon exposures and putting them into one image.