May 13 2023
immature, outside normal range
Point Pelee National Park - One or two birds appear each spring around mid-May, sometimes hanging around for a couple of days before returning south. This is a second year bird showing adult features like whitish head and gray underparts but still having mottled underwing.
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Congratulations not only on the sighting and great picture, but the first upload of the species!
This was a target bird for me on the trip. I was fortunate to have one of the best looks at the species that people have had in years.
Wow ! Fantastic find, superbly captured in flight.
I have been waiting a long time for this bird there. Being in the park around mid-month is the key, then you need the luck to see it as it travels quickly overhead.