Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tim is taking his first days off of the season, so I covered the waterbird count today. The waterbird flight was relatively slow today, but picked up a bit again after the winds turned northwest. Waterbirds seen today included; Redhead, American Wigeon, Red-throated Loon, and White-winged and Surf Scoters. American Golden-Plover and Black-bellied Plover continue daily. The Golden-Plovers and the Horned Larks made several very close approaches to the waterbird shack. The Merlin was regularly chasing the crows today (photos below).
incoming Merlin
the crow flips

the chase continues in a dive

Horned Lark

American Golden-Plover

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