Monday, May 27, 2024

Temps in the 40s, overcast, occasional very light sprinkle, Wind NW 10-20 mph

Weather, May 27, 2024

The Far Eastern Curlew, Common Greenshank and Common Sandpiper were all seen today.

At Haven Lake this morning, we found a Tufted Duck which actually stayed while we viewed it!

We saw one Red-necked Stint still lingering at the Airport Creek Bridge.

We still had three Wood Sandpipers.

The waters of the northern part of Clam Lagoon have been calm enough the past two days to permit easy spotting of Murrelets. Both Marbled and Kittlitz’s were calling today.

Also at the north end of the lagoon were two Red-throated Loons (trip bird).

The Seawall was overflowing with loons. We counted 16 Pacific and 2 Arctic. My all-time high for Pacific Loons was 25 in 2021.

Later in the day while scanning the Kuluk Bay Kelp Bed, 2 Short-tailed Shearwaters flew by just past the Kelp Bed! I usually see hundreds or thousands, not 2…

And finally, in town, we saw three Common Ravens.

I posted the above 2 hours ago.

About 25 minutes ago, we got a call that a Hawfinch was at the Seal Drive feeder.

We highballed it over there and not one, but TWO, Hawfinches were there (a male and a female)!

We assume these were new birds, as the single seen a week-and-a-half ago was extremely skittish and hasn’t been seen since.

Hawfinches, Seal Drive Feeder, May 27, 2024

The Trip List is 71.

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