Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16, 2009

It was another warm mostly sunny day with some haze. Winds were from the SE at 10-15mph.

Waterfowl: Very slow. Only 3 Red-necked Grebes, 3 Common Loons, and 9 Double-crested Cormorants.

Shorebirds: The day started with only 1 Black-bellied Plover on the beach but ended with 10 Sanderling, 7 Semipalmated, 4 Bairds, and 4 Least Sandpipers, 5 Semipalmated Plovers, and a single Ruddy Turnstone.

Other: 2 Northern Harriers (both juvs) came in off the lake and the immature Goshawk kept me company during the slow afternoon.

There is supposed to be a cold front tonight with winds shifting behind it so hopefully there will be some kind of waterfowl movement tomorrow.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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