Thursday, July 19, 2012

I thought ontbirds was broken!!!!


Not a single post for July 18th, 2012... Crazy! But its good to see we're back to exciting things like Bonaparte's Gulls ;)



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20 knot east winds for Hamilton tomorrow... For some reason, there are some cool pelagic records from Ontario in July:

Leach's Storm-Petrel - Jul 19, 1939 in Cornwall

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Jul 13, 2000 - Long Point

Yellow-nosed Albatross - July 4, 2010 - Kingston

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And a few "late summer" records that are close in August:

Great Shearwater - Aug 20 (?) in Toronto

Manx Shearwaters:  Aug 19 (mich), Aug 26 (Ottawa) and Aug 31 (Hammer)


Not to mention records of rare terns (Arctic, Least) from the Great Lakes in July --- among other things... July is a pretty rough month for rarities, but I may just end up at the beach tomorrow (with a rare day off). An adult Red Phalarope would be nice.

Here's hoping the weather forecast doesn't go to heck before then....

Forecast:

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=11&siteID=08207


Current conditions:

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/weatherConditions-currentConditions_e.html?mapID=11&siteID=08207&stationID=45139

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/weatherConditions-currentConditions_e.html?mapID=11&siteID=08207&stationID=WWB

(1 knot = 1.852kmh)


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Newest drought map released this morning:



Not that these forecasts are correct, but here's the recent 1 and 3 month temperature outlooks for the USA.. Hope you like the heat:



3 mo below:








1 comment:

  1. Here is a sighting for your bleak day ... A crow with white wings and throat ... Seen hanging out with in a murder of crows in the Beaver Valley ... How cool is that?

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