Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another Dickcissel.....

Did some random birding in the Pelee area today....and came up with another Dickcissel singing away in the Onion fields. This guy was singing in a field being restored by the Essex Region Conservation Authority at the corner of Mersea Road 19 and Road C. Pretty obvious guy, singing fairly persistently. As it turns out Alan Wormington had found this one as well as another male and female also at this spot a few weeks ago and has been checking fairly regularly on them.

Stopped in at Wheatley Harbour and had a first-year Lesser Black-backed Gull on the rocks.

Alittle later I checked the Tilbury Sewage Lagoons. All the rain we received down in the Windsor area overnight definitely 'dropped' some shoredbirds in the area. Some of the highlights there included:
9 Stilt Sandpipers
1 Semipalmated Plover - my first of the fall

Also checked the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons....walking into the lagoons, I checked the sightings board and saw that David Bell had a Willet there sometime today in the sprinkler cell. I quickly B-lined it there, but came up empty handed despite searching for a while. Didn't have too much there except 3 Green-winged Teals (perhaps I shouldn't have said that the lagoons don't look too promising? karma?).

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