Thursday, September 25, 2008

September 25, 2008

WEATHER: By far the calmest day of the fall, with no perceivable wind for over half the day. It was also sunny, and temperatures reached the mid 70's making for a nice day to be at the tip.

WATERFOWL: The first Scaup push came today, with over 1000 going south along with 303 Redheads, 95 Am. Wigeon, 1 WW and 1 Surf Scoter. 35 RT Loons, 60 Common Loons, and 81 RN Grebes went by the point as well today.

SHOREBIRDS: 15 Am. Golden and 5 BB Plovers, 1 Pectoral and 1 Baird's Sandpiper, and 22 Sanderlings kept things interesting.

GULLS, TERNS: 34 Bonaparte's Gulls and 59 Common Terns moved south in the afternoon.

OTHER BIRDS: 1 Peregrine Falcon spent most of the day pushing the shorebirds around the tip.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling sunny skies and light southwinds.

Good Birding,
Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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