That all changed after arriving at Hillman.
As I had left the shorebird cell, I noted a small vireo in the wooded area between the shorebird cell and wetland cell. Then, a small group of American birders walked by me and one of them started pishing to see what was around. Yellow, Yellow rumped, Magnolia, Chestnut sided, and even Wilsons all came out with ease. A small blue headed vireo was also brought out. It was pretty awesome!
The birders were like, wow... that was great but then left. I lingered around though to see what else was around. Good thing, because I found a female Prothnotary, Cereulean, Blackburnian and Bay Breasted warbler in the next twenty minutes. I also saw a Canada & Blackpoll warbler. It was pretty amazing!
This Bay breasted was very obliging. Staying in the same tree for the whole time. I walked away from him!
Cerulean Warbler is #241 for me. An exciting, self-discovered lifer!
I soon after went home. Rondeau and this trip wiped me out!
You are doing well this year! I haven't seen a Cerulean yet, but heard one on Friday. Could I locate it? No.ReplyDelete
Sunday's weather look like typical weekend weather, rainy, cold, gale force winds out of the east. What's new?
Nice collection of Warblers!ReplyDelete
We hit Pt. Pelee after lunch today and stayed till dusk. It was very birdy, especially around Willow Beach. At one point people were photographing Blackburnian, Prothonotary, and Black-throated Blue all in the same pocket just north of the tram loop / washrooms at the tip. We were hoping to get Connecticut OR Kentucky OR Mourning or even Hooded, but didn't. That's okay, though. It was a gorgeous overcast, foggy, windless day. We also did not see much at St. Clair last fall.ReplyDelete
Dang, that's a sweet set of pics. Cerulean and Prothonotary would be lifers for me (as well as BB Cuckoo). Superb close views!ReplyDelete
Thanks guys. It was a really nice hour of birding. The wooded area at Hillman Marsh was crawling with birds!ReplyDelete