I was at Pelee on Saturday morning to give a Digiscoping presentation as part of their Lunch and Learn sessions at the Visitor Center. Sarah Rupert, aka "Pelee Girl" and Park Interpretor, invited me to speak to the lunchtime crowd. It gave me an opportunity to get back to the place where most of us growing up 'cut our teeth' on the birding mecca of Canada. I was also there on Monday after hearing reports of Long-billed Dowitchers at nearby Hillman Marsh, and Smith's Longspurs just a few miles away. I would dip on both, but still enjoyed a slow-but-great day.
|1st-year male RBGB|
I headed back to give my talk, and enjoyed listening to Sarah's Warbler ID Talk, but I would miss a number of great birds reported that day. Sarah was still on a high after finally seeing her nemesis bird: a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that was found a day before. A Kirtland's Warbler would also be reported at nearby Long Point, but I had to head back home, so these birds would have to wait for another time.