Last week we took a short trip to Point Pelee (National Park) and Rondeau (Provincial Park).
In the past, before school, I used to go to Pelee/Rondeau for a week every May to revel in the migrating birds! Then, school got in the way; and this year we’re trying to be thrifty because of all of the house projects(!). However, I saw on the Ontbirds (the “interesting bird” report) that all sorts of fun stuff was showing up in March/April. So, we decided on the spur of the moment to go to Pelee for a couple of days.
It was a fun little break full of outdoor activity, good friends and yes, birds! The birding has really changed over the years that I’ve been going to Pelee – no big fallouts. We had to grind for the birds (any of my birding compatriots know how that is!), but we did see some fun species nonetheless. As well, due to the crazy winter/spring we’ve had in southern Ontario there were lots of wildflowers, and an unbelievable amount of butterflies. Really, a crazy amount of butterflies.
Unfortunately I seem to be lacking in photos of our time at Rondeau, we actually had opportunities to see some fun birds so I forgot about the camera! In Rondeau we saw the immature male Summer Tanager and a Yellow throated Warbler amongst others which was fun!
Hope you had a lovely week – maybe appreciating nature!