Well, after a very busy few months of mostly non-Canadian travel, I am officially back in Ontario for spring migration. I flew home yesterday from Mexico (where I was attending a wedding), and am already noticing a lot more bird activity.
Since my last update in March, and before my departure south, I added TREE SWALLOW, EASTERN PHOEBE, BARN SWALLOW and BLUE-WINGED TEAL.
Photo: A few drake Blue-winged Teal in Jarvis in early April. The camera is still broken, so it is another binocular picture.
On my way home from the airport yesterday I noticed a single CASPIAN TERN while passing through Hamilton.
This morning I decided to take a very quick walk through the old Long Point Provincial Park, where I noticed there was a nice influx of short-distance migrants. There seemed to be a lot of HERMIT THRUSH moving through, as well as several YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, and an EASTERN TOWHEE.
If I haven’t made any listing errors that puts me up to 177 species. I’m quickly closing in on 200, which I hope to do in the next week or two.
With much warmer weather on the way, I am hoping to add some early long-distance migrants.
Now that I am officially in spring birding mode, and with regular internet access, I hope to update my blog much more often!