Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 28,2008

WEATHER: Another slow day due to strong south winds. Gray skies throughout the day, and rain after the count made for somewhat of a dreary day.

WATERFOWL: Not much was moving, 5 RN Grebes, 5 Common Loons, and 5 Mallards were it.

SHOREBIRDS: 1 Buff-breasted, 2 Baird's, 1 Pectoral, 2 Semipalmated Sandipipers, and 19 Sanderlings.

OTHER BIRDS; The highlight of the day was a young Parasitic Jaeger that buzzed the shack in pursuit of a Ring-billed Gull just after 9:00 this morning. After hitting the gulls for a bit, it went offshore and we lost track of it. Check the sightings blog for Chris's picture of it.

The winds are supposed to shift around tonight and be out of the Northwest tomorrow. If that happens things should really start moving!

Good Birding,

Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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