Our outing to 104th St. on the BBRP dike trail was very abbreviated as it rained very heavily. Surprisingly, we started with 12 folk, Ken B, WR Al & Pauline, newbies Liz Walker and her son, Mike B, Marylile & Rob, Otto and me. The Wimps left after our target bird, the Ash-throated Flycatcher, refused to come out in the rain. There was a small break in the rain so optimists Otto, Ken and I stuck around for another 30 minutes. We saw lots of American Pipits, Black-bellied Plovers, Long-billed Dowitchers, Song, Savannah, Golden- and White-crowned Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, Eurasian Collared Doves, and lots of Ducks, including Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Wigeon including Eurasian, etc. Rain slowed a bit, but didn’t stop entirely until later.
Sandra and I are off this morning to Niagara Falls.
After meeting at Petra’s, Lorna, Guinness and I walked the Centennial beach loop in the rain this morning. We saw Gulls, Mallards, Wigeon, Pintails, Teal, Yellowlegs, Crows, Herons, Starlings and White-crowned Sparrows. No photos.
Otto continued on to Reifel. There were the 1st major flocks of Snow Geese (a couple 100). 30,000 to go!?
About 300 or 400 Greater White-fronted Geese, 50 Cackling Geese, maybe 1000 Wigeon.