Sunday, September 7, 2008

September 7, 2008

WEATHER: Cloudy skies in the early morning, changed to sun by the end of the count. And with a light breeze out of the west, shifting to NW in the afternoon, and temps in the upper 60's a;; made it a nice day at the tip.

WATERFOWL: A light movement, with good diversity including; 43 Am. Wigeon, BW and GW teal, WW Scoters, Greater Scaup, Co. Goldeneye, and 946 RN Grebes.

SHOREBIRDS: Another good day. Highlights where; 6 Am. Golden Plovers, 1 Buff-breasted and 1 Baird's Sandpiper, 1 Ruddy Turnstone, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 69 Sanderlings, and 1 Whimbrel.

JAEGERS: In the third hour, a 1st year intermediate morph Jaeger was seen well off shore heading south.

OTHER BIRDS: A Merlin was hunting the point at dawn, and the first Peregrine Falcon of the fall was sitting on the tip in the early afternoon. A uncommon sight were 2 Sandhill Cranes walking around the tip early this morning.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling for clouds, west winds and rain.

Good Birding,

Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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