Tuesday, August 19, 2008

August 19, 2008

WEATHER: Today was a pleasant day, with highs in the upper 60's, sunny and a light breeze out of the ESE.

WATERBIRDS: Exceptionally slow. 5 Northern Shovelers, 2 RB Mergansers, 1 Common Merganser, and 5 Common Loons were it for the day.

SHOREBIRDS: It was a decent day for shorebirds, with 2 Baird's, 15 Semipalmated, and 1 Least Sandpiper. 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 5 Semipalmated Plovers, and 1 Piping Plover in the 8th hour of the count.

Other birds around the Waterbird Shack included a Northern Harrier, 2 WW Crossbills, 2 Cliff Swallows, 5 Broad-winged, and 2 Bald Eagles.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better,

Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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