Stéphane’s Blog for May 18, 2011


It was a slow morning, what with the rain in the night and the fog in the morning. Sometimes, these conditions bring tons of birds in nets and trees, but not this time. Migration is happening nonetheless, as new species are still showing up, with a good haul today: Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, Warbling Vireos, Swainson’s Thrushes, Tennessee and Canada Warblers, and Indigo Buntings. The numbers are just not there.

We had only one small wave of warblers at the very end of the monitoring period this morning, with a great mix, milling around the shrubs and trees at the tip.

The weather forecast is still not very promising but… there’s nothing we can do about it, can’t we?