19 degrees at the start (5:17 AM). 19 degrees at the conclusion (18 degrees)
Strong winds all morning.
Bird Highlight: Cedar Waxwing
Botany Highlight: Small Green Wood Orchid
Species list: common merganser, common loon, northern flicker, belted kingfisher, alder flycatcher, red-eyed vireo, American crow, common raven, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, winter wren, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, Swainson’s thrush, hermit thrush, American robin, cedar waxwing, ovenbird, nashville warbler, mourning warbler, common yellowthroat, American redstart, blackburnian warbler, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, black-throated blue warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, chipping sparrow, swamp sparrow, clay-coloured sparrow, white-throated sparrow. (31 species)
A LOOK AT CHAPLEAU
Tomorrow, we leave at 3:45 AM to begin the Gore Bay survey at 5:10.
After that we take the ferry to Tobermory and return home.