Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29, 2008

WEATHER: The day started of bleakly, with fog so dense I couldnt see the end of the point from the Shack, eventually it cleared off and became a nice sunny day with light NW winds.

WATERFOWL:It wasn't too bad of a day for waterfowl. 1327 RN Grebes went past today, including 600 in the fifth hour! Ducks moving included Mallards, Blue and Green-winged Teal, Am. Wigeon, Lesser Scaup, and Northern Shoveler.

SHOREBIRDS: 1 Buff-breasted, 4 Baird's, and 13 Sanderlings continue to be present around the point.

OTHER BIRDS; Chris found a Black-backed Woodpecker in the woods that made a brief flight by the Shack in the morning, as well as a young Northern Goshawk that spent much of the afternoon hunting along the tree line.

The forecast is calling for NW winds tomorrow, so the migration should be nice.

Good Birding,

Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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