Posted by: 3pomjaeger3 | 28 August 2013

25 August: Clouds and more clouds

miki-juv-cicada-smithpoint-8-25-13-tl-01-cropscreen-lowresThis juvenile Mississippi Kite with a cicada was one of few raptors seen on a day with none counted.  Photo copyright 25 August 2013 by Tony Leukering.

Dave and Jan Hanson visited the tower with a friend on yet another day with NE winds, widespread NE winds, that produced little in the way of migrants.  This is getting to be a broken record.  I know that the birds will come, but I’m ready now!  Skies were mostly overcast, though the ceiling was not so low as to explain the complete lack of migrating raptors.  But, then it started raining around 1:45 and everyone bailed, including the counter!  Oh, it stopped raining, but not until well around 4 pm.

Big-waterbird numbers of interest:

  • Tricolored Heron – 11
  • White Ibis – 185 (12 flocks)

Not a very long list.

Small-waterbird numbers of interest:

  • American Avocet – 22 (3 flocks)

Hmm, not a very long list of these, either.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher tally:  17

Today’s eBird checklist

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