Monday, October 5, 2009

October 5, 2009

The weather pattern continues to be mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers as this weakening low pressure system spins over us.

Waterfowl: It was slow overall with a very slow morning and a little bit better of an afternoon. Scaup were the most numerous migrating waterbirds with about 100 seen. Red-necked Grebes moved by in OK numbers with 51 seen and Loons put in a modest showing with 14 Commons and 13 Red-throateds. It was a poor scoter day but all three species were seen-- numbers were 9 White-wingeds, a Surf, and a Black.

Shorebirds: None.

Other: A Peregrine Falcon gave a nice flyby and a few groups of Lapland Longspurs came in off the lake.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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