Morning Flight - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Today was better than yesterday, but that isn’t necessarily saying much! A handful of American Redstarts and Northern Waterthrushes actually *flew* past the dike today rather than just hopping along the top. Later in the morning, a pulse of Tree Swallows accompanied by Barn Swallows and Purple Martins cut into the wind and coursed north up the shore. A couple of Brown Pelicans, singles of Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Red-breasted Nuthatch, and a Northern Harrier being driven off by American Crows rounded out the diversity of the morning.

ENE winds still dominate the forecast for the next few days, but at least Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be clear and sunny, which should hopefully produce some decent flights. We may finally be getting a cold front on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning (18th going into 19th); however, things can change at a moment’s notice, so keep those prayers to the birding gods flowing!

As always, you can find the link to the official count on Trektellen here and the complete eBird checklist here.

Bring on Day 44!

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