Friday, November 6, 2009

November 6, 2009

It was warmer today but SE winds were very strong-- almost 40mph. Skies were partly to mostly cloudy for most of the day.

Waterfowl: A very quiet day because of the strong SE winds. Low numbers of Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, Bufflehead, and only a couple loons were seen.

Gulls: The highlight of the day was the Glaucous Gull who is now a regular at the shack. It has a very picky appetite, it loves pretzels but will not touch wheat thins, triscuits, goldfish, or trail mix. Below are several pictures of the bird:

Other: Kirk Zufelt found an immature male KING EIDER at the river mouth just south of Paradise. The bird was present and watched by a few birders until dusk.

Tom Prestby
Waterbird Counter

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