Friday, September 29, 2023

What a loverly day on Adak…

Temp 50, overcast, intermittent rain, wind ENE 25-30 mph

Weather, Sept 29, 2023

Hard birding.

Even many of the eagles stayed grounded!

Longspurs were hard to come by.

But a few highlights.

I had a Common Snipe at the Marsh.

Two young Horned Puffins at Sweeper Cove (too far for photos).

I had bemoaned the lack of kittiwakes other than at the Loran Station. Well not today!

I counted at least 155 in Sweeper Cove.

Black-legged Kittiwakes, Sweeper Cove, Sept 29, 2023

In lieu of birds, here are some scenes from today.

Clam Lagoon, Sept 29, 2023
Kuluk Bay, Sept 29, 2023

Here are some pictures of the eroding road at Clam Lagoon.

As you can see, the roadbed is undercut by several feet on both sides. I hope they fix this before my next trip.

The Trip List remains at 65 and the Annual List at 86.

Today’s eBird list can be seen at

The eBird Trip Report can be seen at

I leave tomorrow, so my next post will not be until Monday morning or Sunday night, depending on how tired I am.

Weather conditions will be much better tomorrow, so maybe I will get lucky and find something that today’s winds blew in… But not much birding time tomorrow (only a few hours).