Thursday, May 30, 2019


It was great to finally get out and look for some birds!
AH! I needed that. Rob and I were on vacation the week of May 20th, and after dealing with some health issues for almost 3 weeks, it was great to finally get out of the house and look for some birds, as migration was starting to wind down.

As we were just in Las Vegas in March, this vacation was a mixture of day trips and time at home. It was nice to have the extra rest and relaxation. We enjoyed a couple dinners out, saw the latest Avengers movie with friends and of course did lots of birding.

Our first day trip took us to the Port Rowan/Long Point area, where after a great morning of birding we had a delicious lunch at one of my favorite spots, The Country Fork, it's a must when in the area.

Here's a few of our sightings from a great first day of vacation. (Click on the photos to enlarge)

Stunning male Scarlet Tanager, we saw a few this morning. 
The "Swamp Candle" aka Prothonotary Warbler, we saw a pair.
I also spotted this Blanding's Turtle. He's not alone on this rock, a Bull Frog is with him.
We didn't think our morning could get any better, and then the male Hooded Warbler landed in front of our car in the parking lot when we were leaving. He posed for a few minutes while Rob took a load of photos of him. I was already in the car and got out again to enjoy the view and his singing, the birds, not Rob's. LOL!

Very accommodating male Hooded Warbler.
He was singing so hard, his feather popped up!
As always, the backyard visitors are always welcome.

This guy is spotted using the bird baths to wash his paws quite often.
We had a few Ruby-throated Hummingbirds visit.
A  Nashville Warbler pair stayed for a few days, we were hoping they were going to nest close by, but they moved on. 
It was a great start to our week off.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I wish we were on vacation and still in migration after reading this blog!