Tuesday, August 21, 2007

21 August 2007

WEATHER: The gusty SE winds were back today along with mostly clear skies and warm temperatures.

WATERFOWL: The only migrants seen today were 2 White-winged Scoters. No Red-necked Grebes were seen but the local Common Loon and Common Mergansers were around as usual.

SHOREBIRDS: A mixed flock of Sanderlings, Semipalmated Sandpipers, and Baird's Sandpipers flew in early in the day but departed not too long after. It was a rather quiet day for shorebirds.

RAPTORS: A quiet day in this area as well. Merlin, American Kestrel, and Sharp-shinned Hawk were the only birds seen.

Overall, it was a slow day for migration due to the winds with the easterly and southerly components. Some other birds seen today included: Chimney Swifts, Palm Warbler, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and an Eastern Kingbird.

More tomorrow!
Cory Gregory
Waterbird Counter

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