Monday, September 6, 2010

9/5 and 9/6

Adam gave me a little rest time yesterday so I spent the day either in the woods or inside but those at the point did see a decent duck diversity, 598 Red-necked Grebes, 3 American Golden-Plovers, a juvenile Sabine's Gull, and a single Jaeger Sp.

Today's count was less exciting as the winds shifted to the S/SE overnight and continued that way through the afternoon eventually picking up some speed by the time I left the shack.

Migrant highlights passing the point today included a Surf Scoter, 4 Red-throated Loons, 20 Horned Grebes, and yet another juvenile Parasitic Jaeger. Passing in the largest numbers were 103 Common Terns, 99 Red-necked Grebes, and 23 Common Loons, a clear decrease in numbers from recent days.

The forecast is for a return to west and northwest winds in the next couple days so hopefully that will herald a few more birds and little less time fighting to stay awake in the afternoon.

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