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Long Point Thrushes. Ontario

A selection of Thrushes from Long Point. Veery. Probably the most commonly encountered catharus thrush. Their cinnamon tones and open face give them a soft demeanour.   Hermit Thrush. Far more numerous during the first few days. Swainson’s Thrush As … Continue reading

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Long Point Warblers. Ontario.

The first a few posts covering a recent trip to Long Point in Canada. An incredible 10 day trip of amazing migration and world class birds. I thought I’d start with the warblers, with 26 species seen, all of which … Continue reading

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4.5.19 Wood Warbler and Blue headed Wagtail

I’ve found it hard to find motivation these past 7 days with not a lot of return on the morning efforts. Although the discovery of an excellent Wood Warbler in Belle Tout Wood was a welcome sight and sound. Wood Warbler in Belle … Continue reading

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26.4.19 Subalpine Warbler

The day was increasingly bright with a moderate SW wind, turning overcast by 4pm, with the wind strengthening significantly by 6pm. There had been a switch overnight from light south east winds. Shooters Bottom, the scene of todays frustrating find. … Continue reading

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24.4.19 Great forecast poor showing

A very encouraging forecast of SE winds and light rain failed to produce anything pleasing on land or at sea. Very disappointing. The light SE winds gave way to strong SW conditions with rain by early afternoon. It really does … Continue reading

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20.4.19 Spoonbill and Whinchats

The last 48hrs have been glorious, cloudless skies backed with a stiff NE or NNE wind, despite the crystal clear conditions there were migrants to enjoy on land. The sea was pretty much neglected by us. Jamie and I attempted … Continue reading

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17.4.19 A decent morning on land and sea

A still night followed by an equally calm morning with murky conditions. After 7 days of virtually no perceptible migration on land, good birds were to be had on land and sea.  A great Mediterranean Gull passage this morning and … Continue reading

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