Saturday, May 1, 2010


Eastern Kingbird

The day began with thick fog around the point and didn't let up until around 12. It was nice to hear Common Loons calling in the fog though. There was visibility, at least partially, all day at the hawk platform and an amazing 2,411 birds were tallied. This included a large kettle of around 1,200 Broad-wingeds way up in the air. Although the woods weren't covered as well as yesterday, there were some new arrivals.

Number of species at the point today(including counts): 60

Highlights: Whip-poor-will, Eastern Kingbird, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brown Thrasher, American Pipit, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrows, and Rusty Blackbirds.

Warbler species(4): Yellow-rumped-10+, Black-throated Green-2, Pine-1, and Palm-1.

1 comment:

Kathi said...

the sharpies were out in full force indeed!! it seemed as if someone picked em all up and blew em into the Point!! the wind was pretty strong, but the sharpies didnt seem to mind. on my way home down curley lewis i stopped near a lookout and spotted a HUGE kettle of broad-wingeds!! amazing day for the bird nerds!! just wish i knew how to differentiate between a sharpie and a peregrine!! thanx for all you do bird folk!