Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

The weather was the same as it has been for the past 2+ weeks-- gorgeous. The winds gradually picked up throughout the day out of the North and then the East.

Waterfowl: Another good day for Common Loons (142) but not much else. Others included 2 Red-throated Loons, only 49 Red-necked Grebes, a Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Green-winged Teal, and a lone American Wigeon. It was a decent day for Canada Geese with exactly 400 seen.

Shorebirds: A Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden Plover were present during the morning but took off after a couple hours. 12 Sanderlings and a flyover Solitary Sandpiper were the only other shorebirds.

Other: Pretty quiet except for many more American Pipits and Horned Larks on the beach.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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