Friday 23 May 2014

May birds and bugs

It's been a pretty crazy last few weeks for me doing presentations about the Important Bird Area program around southern Ontario but it has been a great excuse to be out and about and seeing lots of fun stuff. I've even had a chance to take a couple photos of some of the goodies - check em out!

Acadian Flycatcher in the Norfolk Forest Complex IBA
Many migrants, like this Wood Thrush have nesting well on the way already
An Ovenbird nest with eggs
Eastern Tailed Blue nectaring on strawberry blossoms
Eastern Pine Elfin on garlic mustard
Female Yellow-rumped Warbler
One of my favourites of the spring - Golden-winged Warbler
Hooded Warbler on our birdathon
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
One of my all-time favourite species, Philadelphia Vireo
My Dad's find on our birdathon - a Prairie Warbler that was enjoyed by many at Pelee this spring
Ken found this Yellow-breasted Chat at Pelee and it stuck for lots of people to see.
Blackburnian Warbler
Five-lined Skink
It's not too late to support my Baillie Birdathon! If you want to hear all about our day of birds and fundraising you'll need to sponsor me. See here for more details. If you already have sponsored me, thanks very much, the report should be going out to you in the next week!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mike: The only nest I have ever seriously tried to find has been that of an Ovenbird and despite trying for three years I never succeeded. Congratulations.