Happy World Migratory Bird Day and a belated Happy Draw-a-Bird Day! Did you see any new migratory birds today? I went out for a couple of hours and saw 24 different bird species, two of which were new migrants – a Palm Warbler and a Clay-coloured Sparrow. I also got caught in two short but very cold and windy snow storms!
So far, spring migration has presented me with one lifer – a Pine Warbler in the small woodlot of a neighbourhood park. Our short photography session yielded mediocre to deletion-worthy photos, but it left me with lots of motivation to draw this species from the higher quality photos of other eBirders. I’ll be colouring my ink drawings with coloured pencils tomorrow. I scanned them uncoloured in case someone else wants to colour them too!