Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 20, 2009

It was another gorgeous day but according to the weather forecast, this ridiculous string of weather may end at 3 weeks tomorrow.

Waterfowl: A relatively quiet day. The highlights were 14 Red-throated Loons, the first Wood Duck of fall, and the first Redheads (14) of the fall. Others included 36 Mallards, 36 Green-winged Teal, and a mixed bag of divers consisting of mainly Greater Scaup and Red-breasted Merganser.

Shorebirds: 8 American Golden Plovers and 6 Sanderlings were it.

Other: The highlight was a female Black-backed Woodpecker that spent a few minutes on the merlin pole.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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