Monday, May 28, 2012

Not much to report. The law of diminishing returns…

The day started out calm. Kuluk Bay and Sweeper Cove looked like sheets of glass. That changed quickly however, and the wind picked up, fog moved in, and rain started. It wasn’t heavy rain, but enough to be a nuisance. It drizzled on and off all day and the wind shifted to the north. However, there were actually a few spots of sunshine (briefly) as well.

We stopped at the Quarry again and the Pacific Wren was on his usual perch singing away.

Pacific Wren, Quarry, May 28, 2012

We continued down to Finger Creek, but the road along the creek was flooded, probably due to melting snow spurred on by the recent rainfall.

Finger Creek and flooded road, May 28, 2012

We have never seen Finger Creek this high. On our way up to Clam Lagoon, we saw a flag flying at one of the memorial sites in honor of Memorial Day. This is the first time we have seen a flag up here.

Memorial Day, May 28, 2012

At Clam Lagoon, the Brant was still present, but no sign of the other geese. At Candlestick Bridge, the five Bar-tailed Godwits were feeding.

Bar-tailed Godwits, Candlestick Bridge, May 28, 2012

We drove out to the Loran Station, which is the northern point of Adak, to scan for pelagic species (shearwaters, albatross, etc.), but no luck.

We had no new birds today, but we did find another Bar-tailed Godwit down at Sweeper Creek.

Bar-tailed Godwit, Sweeper Creek, May 28, 2012

Only two-and-a-half days left. Hoping for something new…