Monday, June 02, 2008

Day 4 - May 13, '08 - Exclude Hillman and you don't get 100 for a day. That's what I learned this spring.

Whereas Monday experienced a mini-fallout at the tip, Tuesday experienced quite a drop in diversity and abundance (at least in my observation). However, it was the first day Marianne and I were able to spend a day birding together so I didn't mind a slower day of birding. We had a lot of catching up to do! I also didn't get out to Hillman Marsh on Tuesday so my day list once again is fairly low for a mid-May day.

Here's the list:

Canada Goose
Greater Scaup (a late pair off the west beach. These were my only Greater Scaup for the period)
Lesser Scaup
Red-breasted Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Laughing Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Forster's Tern
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Marsh Wren (surprisingly, my first for the week)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warblr
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Total Species: 77
Total Warblers: 16


Blake A. Mann said...

I left Wheatley P.P. early in the morning of the 13th and just outside Rondeau it was dense fog. I met a friend in Rondeau and he said it was dense fog for 100 km to the north! It was a rather slow day there, but a fair number of warblers inc. Brewster's. The next day was even slower!

Jeremy Hatt said...

Definitely a decent day for warblers, that was for sure. Compared to the day before, less birds. I totally forgot about the fog!! It was so foggy as I made my way to the park!