I started at Delaurier Trail, which is one of my favorite paths to walk at Point Pelee. I just love walking on the wooden pathways that cross over the flooded sloughs and channels. It was generally quiet though when I walked it though. Ander's Footpath was a little quiet as well, with the exeption of an Eastern Phoebe and some common blackbirds. The tip of Point Pelee did not seem very birdy to me today either. Just a few gulls and common birds around. East beach had some nice looks at Red breasted Mergansers and distant flotillas of ducks that I did not have the time nor optics to scan :-).
Some birds seen out at Point Pelee today include:
Great Horned Owl
Red Breasted Merganser
... as well as the typical regulars one would normally see.
After Point Pelee, I then proceeded to Hillman Marsh for about an hour. I ran into an excellent birder, Richard C. who had a fantastic scope that gave breathtaking views at some of the great birds at Hillman Marsh. I would almost say Hillman Marsh was a little better bird-wise today than Point Pelee.
|My first looks at male Green Winged Teals. This was a target species for me today.|
Wilson's Snipe (several... 7 at one point)
Greater Yellowlegs (one)
Green winged Teal
Ring billed Gulls
|One G-Yellowlegs, a Killdeer, and 7 Snipe in the background!|
|Lots of gulls (Bonapartes Gulls) on the Hillman Shorebird Cell|
|There are three Wilson's Snipe on the left and one on the right|
|Tree Swallows were flying over the shorebird cell at Hillman this morning|
I hope to bird these areas every weekend from April to May this year. Good times!Good birding!