Saturday, September 1, 2007

1 September 2007

Highlights: Pectoral Sandpiper (3)

WEATHER: It was mostly cloudy in the morning with hardy south winds which made for warm temperatures and little migration. By the early afternoon, winds were weaker and temperatures were even warmer.

WATERFOWL: A couple of large flocks of Canada Geese (100+) made it the most numerous species on the count today. Otherwise, a couple American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, White-winged Scoter, and a couple of distant scaup species were seen. Common Loon (20+) and Red-necked Grebe (30+) numbers were low.

SHOREBIRDS: Three Pectoral Sandpipers visited the point briefly during the 4th hour. Suprisingly, this is a rather uncommon species at WPBO during the fall. Semipalmated Plover, Ruddy Turnstone (2), Sanderling (10+), Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper were also seen.

Overall, it was a very slow day with very little bird activity. Although I didn't spend any time back in the woods, I was told that it was rather slow there as well. Other sightings from the Point can be viewed by linking into the wpbostaff blog off of this page.

More tomorrow!
Cory Gregory
Waterbird Counter

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