Friday, September 30, 2022

Temp in the 50s, mostly cloudy, Wind SW 30-40 mph

Adak Weather, Sept 30, 2022

Again, the high winds made birding difficult, but I did have a few sightings of note today.

At Sweeper Cove, a flock of 6 Short-tailed Shearwaters entered and flew around the cove for a few minutes.

Short-tailed Shearwaters, Sweeper Cove, Sept 30, 2022

In the Small Boat Marina at the end of Sweeper Cove, I found this almost adult Horned Puffin.

Horned Puffin, Small Boat Marina, Sept 30, 2022

And in the Sweeper Channel, a couple of Harbor Seals were fighting over a fish.

Harbor Seals, Sweeper Channel, Sept 30, 2022
Harbor Seal, Sweeper Channel, Sept 30, 2022

Up at Lake Shirley, I got a brief view of the Skylark, but it flew before I got new pics.

And in late afternoon, as I drove up to the Seal Drive feeder, a Brambling took off. I waited an hour-and-a-half, but it did not return.

My trip list remains at 58.

My meager day’s eBird list is at

This will be my last post until I get home on Sunday (or Monday, depending on how tired I am and whether I had a mega-bird on the last day…).