Sunday, May 10, 2009

It Was Indeed A 3 Day Weekend for the Ducks...

...with the loons taking Sunday off too. The wind wasn't too bad today, but it was just a slow one all around.

Weather: Partly cloudy, temperatures into the middle 50s, with wind from the N/NE that picked up as the day went on.

Waterbird Count: 40 common loons, 2 red-throated loons. 8 LT ducks, 4 RN grebes, 3 sandhill cranes, 2 double-crested cormorants, 2 RB mergansers, 2 surf scoters and 1 WW scoter.

Shorebirds: 1 of the piping plovers was spotted today. Also one spotted sandpiper.

Other Sightings: Very very little, it wasn't just the waterbird count that was slow.

Forecast for tomorrow looks pleasant, but not great conditions for waterbird flight. Mostly sunny, high in the low 50s, with WNW wind 5-10 mph. I've given up trying to predict what will happen these days, so I've decided to flip a coin first thing in the morning. Heads it will be a good migration day, tails another slow one.

Andy N
Waterbird Counter

1 comment:

markie said...

bring on the ww scoters.