Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009

It was another gorgeous day for weather just like every day for the past two weeks. Early clouds quickly vanished and winds were light out of the south and east.

Waterfowl: Another slow day. The highlight was 43 White-winged Scoters, the most yet this fall. It was another decent day for Common Loons with 58 and other divers included 44 Red-necked Grebes and 22 Red-breasted Mergansers. The only dabblers of the day were 7 Green-winged Teal.

Gulls/Terns: 2 Caspian Terns (an adult and a juvenile) that migrated over were a bit of a surprise since they haven't been seen since August.

Shorebirds: Another poor day with the only birds present being 10 Sanderling, 6 American Golden Plovers, and a flyover Black-bellied Plover.

Other: Nothing noteworthy. Numbers of Pipits, Horned Larks, and Lapland Longspurs continue to rise.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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