Sunday, October 28, 2012
First birding with Frankenstorm
Late night = late start this morning...
10am to 1pm at Van Wagner's Beach
50ish Brant in 2 flocks
30ish Sanderling in 1 flock (had more, but not sure if its the same flock) --- these and the Brant are the birds being forced down on route from James Bay (or elsewhere in the north)
1 Juv Thayer's Gull
Lots of Bonaparte's Gulls (200?)
4-5 Red-necked Grebes on the wing
All 3 scoters (big numbers of Surf and WW)
Several individuals of both loon species
pretty much every other duck species you'd expect
Decided to take a break for the boring mid-day part... Didn't want to burn myself out for the fun we're going to have over the next few days...
Think I'll go back for a few hours this evening...