|Record shot of the Anna's Hummingbird|
Following a rather uneventful spring, a female Violet-green Swallow showed up in Thunder Bay. While I don't really get up to Thunder Bay too often, my colleague and good friend, Nathan Miller and I were well positioned to twitch it while we were up in Sault Ste. Marie for work with a partial day off.
Back on Thanksgiving, Lill and I were up at her family's cottage near Tobermory when we amazingly stumbled upon this Rock Wren - the first in southern Ontario since 1991 and only 5th record for the province!
|Needless to say I was pretty ecstatic to find this!|
With the Anna's Hummingbird my 399th species that I've seen in Ontario, my top 10 targets are as follows:
1. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
2. Little Blue Heron(!)
3. Thick-billed Murre
4. Bell's Vireo
5. Wilson's Plover (I've missed 2!)
6. Northern Wheatear
7. Ivory Gull
8. Cinnamon Teal
9. Ash-throated Flycatcher
10. Variegated Flycatcher (....)
My bet is on something like a Black-headed Grosbeak, but who knows.