Temp in the 50s, light variable wind, partly sunny.
The Taiga Flycatcher is still here.
After checking the feeders and Sweeper Cove, we went to the High School Willows. We spotted a small bird in the largest clump of willows, but could not tell what it was from the distance we were observing. I walked up towards the willows with the camera, while Barb scoped the bird from the car. I got close enough to see that it was a Common Redpoll.
As I tried to get closer (for a better photo), it flew into the next clump of willows. Then several flew out. Then some more! It turned out there were about a dozen Redpolls hiding in there.
We headed down to Finger Bay to see if the tattlers were still around. No luck.
At the Clam Lagoon Seawall, we had three Pacific Loons, our only addition to the triplist today. Here is a photo of Goose Rocks, that we frequently mention in this blog.
Here is the obligatory up-close-and-personal photo of an eagle.
Here is a nice portrait of one of the huge Aleutian Song Sparrows.
I walked the Clam Lagoon Peninsula and marsh edge, but only found one Pectoral Sandpiper! I also found this wayward salmon, who had not found his way to his spawning creek.
We found out the helicopter was from a nearby research vessel, just dropping off some personnel.
Triplist is 45.