Sunday, September 13, 2009

September 13, 2009

It was another gorgeous day but winds were out of the northwest which was a nice change from the past week of southerly winds. Unfortunately, the switch in wind direction did not result in a good waterbird movement.

Waterfowl: The only species moving in any numbers was Canada Goose with 507 seen. Loons put in a decent showing with 55 migrating by. Red-necked Grebes had a poor showing with 21 and it was a dreadful day for dabblers-- only 1 Wigeon and 1 Mallard. 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Horned Grebes rounded out the waterfowl.

Shorebirds: Very Slow. Only 11 Sanderling, 2 Golden Plovers, a Semipalmated Plover, and a Least Sandpiper.

Other: Numbers of Pipits and Horned Larks continue to increase and the first Lapland Longspurs of fall arrived.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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