Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Highlights: Black-backed Woodpeckers (photo above)

There were two Black-backed Woodpeckers working the bayside treeline this morning. A flock of about 20 Lapland Longspurs was foraging in among the Beach Heather much of the day. A good movement of Robins occurred through late morning, and sparrow numbers are continuing to build. White-crowned and White-throateds are now regular at the feeders, and Lincoln's and Swamp are present around the Point most days. The season's first Dunlin was out on the breakwall this morning. Other sightings included: Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Winter Wren, Brown Creeper, and Palm Warbler.
Lapland Longspur

The Point this morning. You can just
see the waterbird shack to the right
of the trees. The Point itself extends almost
to the right end of the photo along the horizon.
We believe this to have
been a water spout.

1 comment:

Squid said...

Hey Chris,

We saw a bunch of those off NC this spring - definitely water spouts as they were in with a band of storms...cool!

Dave Bell