Friday, October 17, 2008

October 17, 2008

WEATHER: A beautiful day at the point with sunny skies and a cool SW breeze.

WATERFOWL: Red-breasted Merganser's put on a good show today, with 1077 going south today, and 523 in one hour! Other then the RB Mergs, there was a modest push of other ducks, with 346 Scaup, 59 LT Ducks, 79 White-winged, 9 Black and 13 Surf Scoters, and 54 GW Teal.

SHOREBIRDS: 1 Am. Golden-Plover.

OTHERBIRDS: The highlight of the day was a Long-eared Owl that flew in off the lake and went right over the shack, in the middle of the day! Check out the sightings blog for Chirs's shot of it.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling for sunny skies, and light SSE winds.

Good Birding,
Tim Baerwald
Waterbird Counter

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