Thursday, August 23, 2007

23 August 2007

WEATHER: The Dense Fog Warning this morning wasn't lying, the fog was pervasive and it severely limited visibility most of the day. Winds were light-moderate out of the southeast. Temperatures were very warm with a range of 20-25 Celsius.

WATERBIRDS: Today was an ok day for dabblers though with American Wigeon (30+), Mallard, Blue-winged Teal (220+), Green-winged Teal, and Northern Shoveler being seen. Red-throated Loons have startled to trickle in as well, I had 3 today.

SHOREBIRDS: The numbers were down from yesterday but I still managed to stir up a couple Semipalmated Plovers, Lesser Yellowlegs, several Solitary Sandpipers, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, and a Least Sandpiper.

RAPTORS: The usual were seen: American Kestrel, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, and Bald Eagle. This adult eagle has been putting on a show nearly every day, swooping down and snatching fish from the lake in front of me.

More tomorrow,
Cory Gregory
Waterbird Counter

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