It's that time of year again when birds are starting to return in good numbers, and although the season is still quite delayed to what it should be, I still had several "first of the year" birds last week. While at Point Pelee a little while ago I had lots of migrants including Eastern Phoebe, Northern Flicker, Tree Swallows as well as Field and Chipping Sparrow. Apparently a Henslow's Sparrow was found at Point Pelee this week, so the "good" birds are on their way!
Hordes of migrating blackbirds filled the sky
A male Northern Flicker reverse migrating off the tip