Friday, May 11, 2012

Blue Grosbeak in MacDiarmid - May 12th update

Harold and Agnes Michon photographed this Blue Grosbeak at their MacDiarmid feeders on May 9. These feeders, set up beside the entrance to the community's post office, also hosted a Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch last winter and in May of 2007, a Lazuli Bunting.
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Photo courtesy of Harold and Agnes Michon

All of the previous Blue Grosbeaks seen in the Thunder Bay District arrived in May:
  • May 21, 1989 - Rossport 
  • May 3, 1994 - Thunder Cape 
  • May 22-23, 2007 - Longlac 
  • May 12-18, 2008 - Squaw Bay 
  • May 19-20, 2009 - Thunder Cape 
  • May 31 - June 1, 2011 - Thunder Cape 
Thanks to the Michons for sharing their sighting and photo!

May 12, 2012 Update: 

The Blue Grosbeak in MacDiarmid was not re-sighted yesterday. Interestingly, two more BLGR's were reported from eastern Ontario yesterday (May 11) - one from Presqu'ile P.P. (Northumberland Co.) and another from Goderich (Huron Co.).

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