Finally got a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher to sit still!
Young Northern Watersnake
One of several Grasshopper Sparrows
A fairly tame Hooded Warbler gave many photographers some great opportunities, unfortunately my camera was still set up for taking horrible photos of reverse migrants so this is the best I got!
One of the multitudes of terns at the tip (Common)
A pair of Little Gulls put in near-daily appearances, to the delight of many birders
Bonaparte's Gulls were a constant theme as well, providing some relief from the quiet periods at the tip
Pelee Warblers - gotta love 'em! (Chestnut-sided)
All three scoter species in one pic
A Killdeer that Barb and I came across trying to defend its nest - we spent about a minute after this trying to find the nest, little did I realize I'd already photographed it!
Blue-winged Warbler hanging upside-down
Brandon, Josh and I did the East Beach walk of death, and not surprisingly found more dead birds than live ones, but these Red-breasted Mergansers beat the odds and put on a good show
The tip on a NW wind - dead calm on one side, crazy on the other!
White-crowned Sparrow that a certain someone 'had no time for'
This would've been good if people didn't throw so much trash in the lake...
Since the swallows were all sitting on the beach, I took advantage of it and crawled up to them on my belly - they didn't seem to care if I sat still enough and usually came even closer! (Cliff Swallow)
The tip was absolutely loaded with Common Terns one morning - bonus points if you can spot the Piping Plover
One of the only decent flight shots of swallows I got - I mostly like this for the shadow
This isn't a great shot but I think it's cool that you can see the bug the swallow is going after!
Later in the day the Eastern Kingbirds joined the swallows on the beach
A Pelee post wouldn't be complete without a Scarlet Tanager photo
Eastern Whip-poor-Will that Brandon's dad found one morning
Pelee's second-last going-away present, a singing male Cerulean Warbler - not the first I've seen, or even the first for the trip (I think it was the fourth or fifth), but the first I've ever photographed!
Pelee's last present was a Yellow-throated Warbler, literally as we were driving out of the park. I didn't get any photos but it was my 37th species of warbler for the two weeks (in May) in the park!!! I got my 38th warbler for the year (Connecticut) a few weeks later in Petawawa. Maybe there will be a November mega for me to chase when I'm home to make 39???