Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009

It was another gorgeous day but morning dense fog and afternoon severe haze almost made for a complete bust. The lake could not even be seen for more than half of the day.

Waterfowl: Canada Geese were moving somewhat well with 139 birds represented by 3 flocks. 18 Common Loons flew by and another 20 or so were sitting off the tip in a tight group. Only 5 Red-necked Grebes and 3 Blue-winged Teal were seen. A group of 7 Horned Grebes was seen in one of the rare moments when the lake was visible in the morning. The day was saved from being a complete bust when a group of 5 Red-throated Loons led by a drake Surf Scoter flew by late.

Shorebirds: Around 50 Sanderling and a couple Black-bellied and Golden Plovers started the day on the tip but left fairly quickly. The only other birds passing through were 3 Baird's and 1 Least Sandpiper.

Other: Not much at all. The highlight was a low flyover from the Goshawk.
Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bird-Man Tom,
I just want to know if you "see & hear" birds in your dreams??? How is the paper work going??? Keep up the great work and stay awake during the Fog and Smog! Wittle any logs lately??
Take care,
Dr. P