Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marbled Godwit

Some good birds keep trickling through at the tail end of this spring '09 season, including today's Marbled Godwit. Strong south winds most of the day were convincing enough for a number of Canada Geese (710), Ring-billed Gulls (83) and Herring Gulls (43). Shorebird diversity was good today as well, with the following species counted; Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Whimbrel, Semipalmated Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Piping Plover, Semipalmated Plover, and Dunlin.

Tomorrow marks the final day of the season. It looks to be sunny, but also chilly (high 48) and windy (from the NW 10-20 mph). Whatever the final day brings, I'll post a season wrap-up by June 1st with the final numbers.

Andy N

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