Temp in the 40s, mostly cloudy, West wind 20-30 mph.
Jim’s group found another (or the same) Common Sandpiper early this morning in Sweeper Channel. Of course, it flew off before I could get there…
The gull I mentioned yesterday is a “Vega” Herring Gull.
At Clam Lagoon, the Red-necked Stint flock grew to 50 overnight and the Dunlin number jumped to 9.
The Bar-tailed Godwit flock has dwindled down to just one lone soul.
The Aleutian Tern numbers have steadily increased since last week.
There may be more than 50 Brambling still here, based on counts at feeders and flocks seen in the field. There are now 4 Hawfinch coming to the Thrush Feeder.
The fish-processing ship is still attracting Laysan Albatross, Short-tailed Shearwaters, and a few Fulmars.
No new species today, but the wind is supposed to stay west until tomorrow night, so let’s hope more shorebirds join the flock on Clam Lagoon.
Four days to go…