Tuesday, September 4, 2007

4 September 2007

Highlights: MARBLED GODWIT (2)

WEATHER: The moderate winds out of the SE brought several periods of rain throughout the day keeping it cloudy and rather cool. Temperatures ranged from 14-17 Celsius.

WATERFOWL: Overall numbers were pretty low. CANADA GOOSE (8+), AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, GREATER SCAUP (3), and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (1) were seen. RED-THROATED LOONS (6) and COMMON LOONS (15+) passed by the point. A HORNED GREBE stayed on the lake near the point for a portion of the day but less than 10 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen.

SHOREBIRDS: Ten species were tallied today but with overall low numbers. The highlight of the day was a pair of MARBLED GODWITS that passed high over the point. They didn't circle or land, they just continued SE over the bay. Other species recorded include a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, LESSER YELLOWLEGS (2), SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SANDERLING (15+), SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.

Other birds seen from the waterbird shack included SAVANNAH SPARROW, CHIMNEY SWIFT, TREE SWALLOW, AMERICAN PIPIT, and EASTERN KINGBIRD.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for winds out of the south and a high of 27 Celsius. We'll see whatever that means.

More tomorrow!
Cory Gregory
arcticory@gmail.com
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1 comment:

northcentralskua said...

"The weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for winds out of the south and a high of 27 Celsius. We'll see whatever that means."

That means Jaeger (or Phalarope). Nice blog, Cory.