Avalon Seawatch, 6 October 2016

     It was a beautiful day at the Avalon Seawatch! The sun rose above the sea without clouds blocking its view and the sky remained almost entirely clear the whole day. The wind was a light 5 to 10 mph breeze out of the northeast and the air reached a cool 64 degrees.

     Birds were flying high in the air and far offshore again today but we did not see the same numbers flying by as we did yesterday. There were a total of 2,063 individuals of 21 species counted. Todays top five species totaled in at 1,069 Double Crested Cormorants, 490 Forster's Terns, 231 Laughing Gulls, 65 Black Scoters, and 42 Royal Terns. There were also several Brown Pelicans gliding in the wind, flying low to the waters surface and hiding in the troughs of the waves.

     Thanks to everyone who came out to count birds and enjoy the beautiful day with me! Hope to see you in the days to come, sunrise to sunset, at 8th and 9th street beach in Avalon. 

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