After work today, I had a text message from Kit that there were lots of warblers today at Malden Park. So I stopped by quickly on my way home.
Lots of first -of -year (FOY) birds this afternoon. Palm & Yellow rumped Warblers were abundant. Singles (or doubles) of Yellow Warbler and Blackburnian Warbler were seen as well! The Blackburnian might be a little earlier than usual an Ebird occurence map for this species for Jan 1 2017-April 27th, 2017 (today) hints that it hasn't even been seen in the province yet!
I also had nice looks at Great Egret, Blue Heron and Green Heron (FOS).
|Blackburnian Warbler Occurrence Map for Jan 1 2017-April 27th, 2017|
Seeing Palm, Yellow and Blackburnian Warblers at Malden this afternoon was very nice. I hope to get out to Pelee this weekend - probably Saturday and catch up with the Blue Grosebeak and all the other mega rarities that are waiting to be discovered.