Wind, wind, and more wind... only 100 birds by 3:30 today! A blustery weekend led to fairly low counts this past weekend, but fortunately we had great visitors to entertain us, including Ash and the enthusiastic crew from Dickinson College:
Clay kindly caught a Monarch on demand and demonstrated
the tagging process.
Luckily we did have a fantastic low fly-by of an Adult Bald Eagle while the gang was here, and viewed 330 birds.
We did surpass the 5000 mark on Kestrels!
Great image caught by Charlie Plimpton, our Baywatcher.
We are also closing in on the 700 mark for Peregrines.
Steve Thornhill Photo
Still enjoying the Brown Pelicans that like to hang out on the WWII concrete ships in the Bay.
Another bird of note that swung by last week...
White Ibises by Steve Thornhill
The sunsets over the bay here at Kiptopekeare unrivaled. It is truly a joy to be working here. I have 7 more days here with the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory crew, so we have fingers crossed for that Swainson's!
Please come by and say hi!
Feel free to bring doughnuts! (Thank you Tim!)