Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Highlights: Northern Shrikes (above)
Two Northern Shrikes were drawn in by the Merlin pole today. Snow Bunting numbers picked up, and Horned Lark and Lapland Longspur continue out on the beach. A strong northeast wind blew all day, and the waterfowl flight slowed down significantly from yesterday. Long-tailed Duck numbers actually picked up a bit, but all other waterfowl species essentially trickled through. Waterfowl species seen were Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated and Common Loon, and White-winged, Surf, and Black Scoters. A couple Bald Eagles were seen, and a young Northern Goshawk made several sweeps of the beach this afternoon. Tim should be back for the waterbird tomorrow.

Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk & Snow Buntings

Bald Eagle

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