Monday, November 8, 2010

Another alcid

Today was really quiet and the next few days should be similar but what it lacked in overall numbers and diversity it made up for in quality.  The best was clearly an Ancient Murrelet that flew by going east just after noon today providing the second alcid sighting of the Fall.  Taking a second position on the rarity list for the day was the season's 4th Black-legged Kittiwake that floated in the air for a little while this morning before heading out onto the big part of the lake.  It was pretty quiet otherwise with only 100 or so birds seen and most of them were Long-tailed Ducks.


Rick said...

Excellent! I've never seen any alcid more than a few hundred yards from the sea.

WPBO said...

Yeah I suppose this is the first time I've seen one where I couldn't at least see the ocean.