Wednesday, August 11, 2010

8/10 and 8/11 migration

Ruddy Turnstone

8/10-Not much around-No shorebirds or waterfowl, led to the 'bird of the day' being a Palm Warbler. Very foggy for some of the day as well.

8/11-Hawk diversity has been pretty good this week, and 4 species were seen today. Another slow day for waterfowl, but shorebirds were excellent. This morning:

Dabbler Sp.-1
Common Loon-3
Red-necked Grebe-1
Piping Plover-3
Spotted Sandpiper-1
Ruddy Turnstone-1
Semipalmated Sandpiper-2
Least Sandpiper-16
Baird's Sandpiper-1

Not much time was spent at the point this evening, due to rain, but most of the shorebirds above were still around, with an additional Sanderling. No waterfowl were seen.

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