Friday, September 12, 2008

September 12, 2008

WEATHER: Partly cloudy, with a steady 10-15 mph NW wind, and temps that hit 80F by the end of the count!

WATERFOWL:Light movement, 10 WW Scoters, 29 AM. Wigeon, 12 Redheads, both Scaup, 3 RT Loons, and 275 RN Grebes.

SHOREBIRDS: A slow day for shorebirds, with only 1 Am. Golden Plover, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Bairds Sandpiper, and 29 Sanderlings around the tip.

OTHER BIRDS: I found a 1st year LARK SPARROW by the Sharpie Sticks around noon today. While I was watching it, it worked inland from the Sharpie Sticks to the Merlin Pole area, and was very flighty. It was still present in the same area this evening. 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Merlin, 1 Northern Harrier, and 3 Bald Eagles were around the point today.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling for SE winds and Sunny skies.

Good Birding,

Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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