Birding, Biking, Kayaking and Nature loving in Windsor Essex County in Ontario Canada
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Birding with the Fam... Pt 3 of 3
We walked Tildens Trail which was quiet today when we walked through. I saw a sleeping Common Nighthawk, several Grey Catbirds, some Epidonax Flycatchers as well as a precious few warblers: Blackburnian, Chestnut sided and Magnolia.
We also walked the Marsh Boardwalk which was not very exciting. I must say though, the new boardwalk is beatifully constructed. Its almost worth walking to see the woodwork! I did see a nice, singing Swamp Sparrow but nothing too exciting beyond that.
Is this the peak of bird migration??? I've had a good month of May with some unique/cool birds, but I still feel like its been an uneventful season. Maybe I'm idealizing my memories from last year... but again, I've only seen one Black throated Green. I guess I should remind myself that hey... its about getting out and enjoying nature. One does not need to see 140 species in a single day to enjoy the ritual of spring migration. As long as we can get out there and breath fresh air and meet some great people. Take a good photo or two... thats what its about!
Posted by dwaynejava at 9:10 PM
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That is so cool that you saw a sleeping Common Nighthawk. I have only ever seen them way overhead while they make that PEENT sound in summer. Did you ever get the Pipits?ReplyDelete
I agree about the Nighthawk... shoot, you're having a prerry good May drom where I sit...ReplyDelete
Kiki, I did look for the Pipits but did not see any with my binoculars. A birder with a scope invited me to view some, but I hardly could make out any field marks, it was a very garbled view of the pipits, so I will hold off on the lifer status. Fog was rolling over the field!ReplyDelete
Ah, the fog. They were quite close and numerous the day we saw them. I am like you, though; I don't count the bird unless I see the distinguishing characteristics.ReplyDelete