Saturday, April 25, 2009

American Avocet
An American Avocet was found at the harbor today. This is just the second record of this species for the Point. It was very odd to see an Avocet floating on the Bay. Also seen today were a Snowy Owl and multiple Short-eared Owls. The weather isn't exactly cooperating for our Spring Fling weekend, but there are a few good birds saving the day. As I have to get up for the banquet in about four hours, a more complete report will have to wait until after the weekend.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

American Kestrels on the lighthouse

Field Sparrow
The waterbird count began on the 15th, and things have been picking up. Recent sightings include, Field Sparrow, American White Pelican, and Boreal Chickadee. The hawk flight has started pick up, and 7 species of owl have been at the Point in the last 3 days. A flight of 2,000 Sandhill Cranes also occurred this week. For some details check out the other blogs.