Sunday, August 19, 2007

19 August 2007

WEATHER: Most people would have loved the weather today; blue skies, very light winds out of the SE, and of course, warm temperatures. As you can see below though, the weather wasn't conducive to much migration.

WATERBIRDS: Today managed to even be slower than yesterday! -groan- I had under 20 Red-necked Grebes, an American Wigeon, a couple Red-breasted Mergansers, a Greater Scaup, and a White-winged Scoter. All but 2 of those birds were seen in the first 2 hours of the count.

SHOREBIRDS: It was a decent day for Baird's Sandpipers again, I had at least 10 at the point most of the day. Other various shorebirds seen included a Semipalmated Plover, Spotted Sandpiper, several Sanderling, several Semipalmated Sandpiper, and Least Sandpiper.

Other various birds I had at the Waterbird Shack included a couple Northern Harriers, Evening Grosbeaks, Cedar Waxwings, Crossbills (prob. Red), and a Bald Eagle.

More tomorrow,

Cory Gregory
Waterbird Counter

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Great job on the blog! Whitefish Point sounds like a great place to bird. Keep up the good work!