After visiting the Pelee Roost on Friday, September 7, it has become apparent that the roost has really dwindled and the North-Northwest winds have triggered the migration south. Numbers of martins were down from the 5000 or so and the swallow numbers were few as well. Most of the martins struggled high in the sky against the prevailing wind before heading in to the roost. After making two circles , around the marsh area where they roost, the 500 or so martins settled in at 8:20 p.m. The view as always was spectacular especially when they executed their vortex decent.
One more visit next week will probably be the last time the roost is visited for this year.