Friday, October 30, 2009

October 30, 2009

Chris covered the count for me on my day off yesterday. Overall, it was pretty slow but Chris had another Harlequin Duck, continuing this excellent fall for them.

The weather today made for a very slow day at the point. Winds were strong out of the SE (30+ mph) and a driving rain fell most of the day. However, temps were pleasant around 50 degrees.

Waterfowl: Long-tailed Ducks were the most common species with 44 seen. White-winged and Black Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Loon, and Red-necked Grebe were seen in small numbers.

Gulls: A 1st year Great Black-backed Gull spent the morning at the tip and the afternoon in the harbor.

Shorebirds: None

Other: Nothing of note. Snow Buntings are still the most common bird on the beach.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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