Do the birding gods hate me? It rained all morning on the one morning I had to bird one one of the best weekends of the year. This May 1st pales in comparison to last years May 1st 2010 outing.
On a more positive note, I got some good looks at Vireos today. If one excludes the weather as a factor, it wasn't that bad a day considering the fact that I had to leave at 11:30 am.
Blue headed Vireo
Yellow throated Vireo (Lifer #237)
Wood Thrush (I took shaky video as well)
Swainson's Thrush (Friday)
Red belllied Woodpecker
Ok, is this a Swainson's Thrush? It has huge buffy eyerings, olive flanks, drab grey-brown back... Not a lifer though. I believe I saw one two years ago in Florida, although I didn't study its features as I did today. Hillman Marsh always seems to have good birds...
Other Passerines included:
Black and White
Black throated Blue
Black throated Green
Blue Grey Gnatcatcher
Even a Red Breasted Nuthatch was seen!
I missed a Worm-eating Warbler today at the tram loop... (&)(^%!!!
and the 25 other common birds mentioned on the last posting!
PS: May 2nd is my official 2-year birding anniversary.
PSS: Incredible birds are showing up at Point Pelee, YB Chats, Prothnotary Warblers and Worm Eating. Of course, I have not seen them.