Morning Flight - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fogged in! The morning flight platform opposite the dike was just about all I could see all morning, and very little was flying in the humidity and light east winds (at least that I could perceive).

I spent most of the morning watching Northern Waterthrushes jive to their internal groove along the top of the dike as they foraged and gradually moved along to the north (they are truly underrated little stunners!). A couple of Black-bellied Plovers called through the fog, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo put on a show for observers on the platform.

ENE winds remain in the forecast for the next five days in what has been a ridiculously slow period during one of the peak times of the count. Life is pain. The silver lining is that this tropical low pressure system we’ve been having has notably bottled up migration to the north of us for quite some time, so *if* we get a good front sometime soon, things could be interesting indeed.

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

Bring on Day 43!

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