Thursday, May 7, 2009

Heavy Fog, Short Day

Today didn't get off to a great start when I was greeted at the shack by showers and strong wind. Not much was moving the first 2 hours or so, then a heavy fog rolled in. Once it got to the point that I couldn't see the water from the shack I called it a day, just short of 5 hours.

Weather: Clouds rain and fog were recurring themes of the day...

Waterbird Count: 3 common loons, 5 RB mergansers, 1 great-blue heron.

Shorebirds: The piping plover remains, also 4 semipalmated plovers.

Other Sightings: Fog?

Forecast for tomorrow will at least allow for a full day of observation. Partly cloudy, with a high of 55. Winds west 10-15 mph. Not great conditions; but hey even golf-ball sized hail would have made for a better waterbird count today.

Andy N
Waterbird Counter

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