Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009

It was a very pleasant day with temps in the 60's and moderate winds out of the NE.

Waterfowl: Unfortunately, the waterbirds did not respond well to the shift in winds and it was a very slow day. Red-necked Grebes were seen in moderate-sized flocks on and off today totaling 157 birds. A few teal were mixed in and I saw the first Bufflehead of the fall. 15 Common Loons flew by today.

Shorebirds: The worst day yet for them. Very low numbers of Sanderling, Least, and Baird's Sandpipers were the only shorebirds present. However, after the count more shorebirds appeared including more of these species and the Piping Plover.

Other: A Peregrine Falcon was present at the tip of the point early this morning.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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