Current birding plan:
Monday (today) - work (like most days), and check some sewage lagoons! Maybe watch the skies at dusk near home, just for fun.
Tuesday - VWB maybe? Light east winds don't inspire tooo much in October... Although there have been some good E winds in the St. Lawrence recently.. Kittiwake time? Better?
Wednesday: see above? I dunno... Shorebirds grounded by the rain? Uninspiring weather..
Thursday - hawks if the N wind is anything useful? (Swainson's?)
Friday - south winds = lake erie gulls/terns etc?
Went through the GFS (Global Forecast System) for the next while (long range = unreliable, but worth watching)... Here's the wind forecast for southern James Bay on the corresponding dates:
Oct 4th: NNW 30kmh late in the day
Oct 5th: NNE 20kmh early turning to ENE 40kmh late
Oct 6th: S 20kmh
Oct 7th: NW 75kmh
Oct 8th: S 30kmh
Oct 9th: SE 30kmh
Oct 10th: NNW 75kmh
Oct 11th - WSW 30kmh
Oct 12th: N 30kmh
Who wants to go to Netitishi? I'm going to keep a very close eye on this ....
50 days of rare judging... God I said I wasn't going to talk about this! We'll follow the Hamilton "Bird of the year" award for judging
10 points - for overall rarity in the broad sense
5 points - for local rarity
5 points - for the # of people who get to see it...
Puts a bit of a handicap on really inaccessible spots, and besides, it's always more fun to share your rarities, right?
1 month temperature outlook:
Below normal?! What is that good for?! Probably not southern vagrants???