Saturday, October 11, 2008

October 11, 2008

WEATHER: Windy! Strong SE winds all day made things interesting.

WATERFOWL: Despite the wind there was a decent movement throughout the day, with 10 duck species recorded including; 34 WW Scoters, 6 Surf Scoters, over 800 Scaup. 8 RT Loons, and 91 Common Loons were also recorded.

SHOREBIRDS: 2 Dunlin were it for the day.

JAEGERS: 1 Intermediate morph 1st winter Parasitic Jaeger chased a Ring-billed Gull over the Shack and north up the lake in the 5th hour of the count.

OTHERBIRDS: 1 Northern Harrier, and 1 Peregrine Falcon came in off the lake today. And a female BB Woodpecker made a brief flight along the lakeshore, before going back into the woods in the afternoon.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling for more SE winds and partly cloudy skies.

Good Birding,
Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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