Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 08/28/2021

Number: 75

See earlier report of 1100 this morning pass by/through our home property outside of Point Pelee.
75 doesn't seem like alot under Peak Migration but I was there only 45 mins & monarchs continued arriving & it was still 1 1/2 hrs til sunset when the most typically arrive. It was too hot & humid to stay plus last shuttle currently leaves Tip at 6:40pm.

Late afternoon Monarchs at Point Pelee. Counted 75 in 45 minutes at Northwest Beach, Visitor Center, base of Tip Tower, along west path down to Tip & flitting about through interior trees. They nectared on Goldenrod, Woodland Sunflowers & Bouncing Bet. A few landed on bare branches in the interior.
Most appeared pristine & mostly males seen. Photos of males on fb page. Did not actually see even 1 female. Saw 1 male with damaged wing that had earlier for 2 days had been seen patrolling at our home outside the park. Sunny, & very uncomfortable 30c real feel 34. 88% humidity. SSW wind @17/26kmh. A few attempted to head out south over the lake but returned to land due to wind.
Overnight temp forecast at 24/27 91% humidity.
Cold front arriving tomorrow will bring more comfortable temps of daytime 23/24 & overnight 15-18c.

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Leamington, ON

Latitude: 42 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Darlene
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