Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011

Bright and sunny, light wind.

No lifers, but added a few trip birds. The first Eurasian Wigeon of the season and a flock of Emperor Geese (also first of the season).

Emperor Geese, Clam Lagoon Seawall, 9/20/2011

A Pectoral Sandpiper at Lake Jean, posed nicely for us.

Pectoral Sandpiper, Lake Jean, 9/20/2011

Had some more Ruddy Turnstones and Rock Sandpipers. You may be wondering why Ruddy and not Black. Although Black Turnstones nest north of the Aleutians in Alaska, there are only two records for the entire Aleutian chain! I guess they don’t like crossing the Bering Sea.

Ruddy Turnstones and Rock Sandpiper, Landing Lights Beach, 9/20/2011

And last, but certainly not least, we finally had a cooperative Peregrine Falcon.

Peregrine Falcon, Sweeper Cove, 9/20/2011

Trip list is now 52.