Thursday, September 19, 2013

Temp in the 50s, partly sunny, moderate SW winds.

Our last day brought nothing new.  However, at the seawall, the Short-tailed Shearwaters were only binocular-range offshore. But no albatross.

Our flights home were uneventful and on time.

We ended our trip with 60 species (I had made an error earlier in the trip, which made it look like 61).

It was a great trip! Highlights were:

Temminck’s Stint (Lifer!!)
Red Crossbill (1st Adak record)
Lesser Sand-Plover (our 2nd)
Little Stint (our 2nd)
Red-necked-Stint (for a stint tri-fecta!)
Pacific White-sided Dolphins (Lifer)
Harbor Porpoise (lifer–that small lone porpoise that we had a few days ago)
Juvenile-plumaged Dunlin (semi-lifer)
lots of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers (our most ever)
8 Parasitic Jaegers (including one light morph)

We will return next May.