Temp in the 50s, partly cloudy, wind W 5-10 mph
Here are three happy campers ready to start their day.
Both plovers and the stint are still here.
At Sweeper Cove this morning, we found Ancient Murrelets, which were a year-bird for Michelle, who is doing an Alaska Big Year.
We also had a Common Loon.
We walked the marsh edge this morning and did not find a Sharp-tail or Ruff, but we did have a Common Snipe! A lifer for Gabi! Plus a Pectoral sandpiper.
At the Seawall, Michelle scoped the horizon and saw the parade of Short-tailed Shearwaters going by as well as a Laysan Albatross — both year-birds.
Mount Sitkin has been active recently and is producing a steady emission of smoke (on the left side of this photo).
When we got back around to the south end of the lagoon, there were 6 Emperor Geese there.
My trip list is up to 50. Average for my September trips is 55, so I am on pace.