Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

It was another gorgeous day out at the point. Temps reached the mid 50's and skies turned mostly sunny by the afternoon.

Waterfowl: It was a much slower day than the previous few days. The highlight was another very impressive day for Black Scoters with 35 seen including a group of 17. Black was by far the most common scoter-- only 10 White-winged and 2 Surf were seen. It was also a good day for loons with 37 Commons and a Red-throated. Long-tailed Ducks were much less numerous today with just over 400 seen. A few Bufflehead, Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Horned and Red-necked Grebes were seen and a lone American Black Duck was the only dabbler.

Shorebirds: 1 Dunlin spent most of the day in the puddle at the tip.

Other: The first two Redpolls of the season flew over on a good overall day for finches including groups of siskins, goldfinches, and a couple Red Crossbills.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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