Temp in the 50s, partly sunny, winds SW 10-20 mph
The Gray-tailed Tattler was still down at Sweeper Channel this morning, along with two Ruddy Turnstones. We also had 19 turnstones at the Landing Lights.
A new trip bird was Thick-billed Murre up at the Seawall. We also had five Emperor Geese there.
The Marsh Sandpiper is still here as well as a bunch of Pectoral and Sharp-tailed sandpipers. Here is our parting shot of the Marsh.
We also had a flock of TEN Rock Ptarmigans. The most we have seen in over a year!
But the theme of the day was aerial gymnastics!
At the Water Tower Bluff at the north end of town, eagles, ravens and Peregrines were cavorting in the strong updrafts caused by the southwest winds striking the cliff face.
Then, up at Lake Shirley, a Peregrine Falcon and a Common Raven were going at it!
Later, we found this bird on the airport runway.
And finally, our mandatory Bald Eagle photo…
Trip List is 55. Year List is 84.
We leave around 5 PM Adak time tomorrow and expect to be home around 5 PM on Sunday.
I will post our last day’s blog Monday morning.
Today’s eBird list is at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60167339