From Sunday (Apr 7)
March 29 - 1 Iceland Gull, some other cool stuff (I forget)...
March 30 - 1 young male King Eider
April 2 - 8 Wigeon are close to shore with a mixed flock of Scaup... Great to see the migrants around! (And I rarely see Wigeon at my place). 6 Tundra Swans at dusk.
April 4 - I had a really small looking cormorant fly past... It was alone though, and I didn't get the best look...
April 5 - 2 King Eiders (females), 2 Tundra Swans, Several Tree Swallows (and I hardly looked). More Black Scoters around...
April 6 - a birding day! I had hardly been watching any day over the past month. The nice weather (on a Sunday!) convinced me to keep track of what was flying past...
A superb morning (light SW winds) meant there was a solid flight of passerines. Geese were on the move all morning, but nothing notable. Several hundred (to several thousand) robins and blackbirds were the norm, but I managed to spot these goodies:
Wood Duck -2
Great Blue Heron - 2
Bonaparte's Gull - 6
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Caspian Tern - 1
Northern Pintail - 8
Northern Flicker - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 4
Eastern Meadowlark - 8
Brown Creeper - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Raptors also showed early with 1 Kestrel, 1 Harrier and 1 juvenile PEREGRINE Falcon!
In the afternoon, a decent hawk flight picked up. I didn't watch a lot, but from mid day until 6:30pm I had something like this:
Not great diversity, but not bad. Many gave great looks. A number of Caspian Terns went by later as well.
A common sight on Sunday
April 7 - back to not watching... 1 2nd winter Iceland Gull late on NE winds.