Sunday, October 12, 2014

Whitefish Point: Some Recent Highlights

There have been many highlights through the start of October, here at Whitefish Point.  The rest of October should see many more birds and hopefully many new species.  

Lots of Michigan birders came up to the point for the weekend.  We had a relatively slow day on Friday but luckily an adult Long-tailed Jaeger made two passes.  It was a state bird and life bird for many present!  Saturday saw a good flight of 2000+ birds but it came crashing back down today (~300 birds).  We'll see what the weather brings over the next week.

Here are some photos from the last couple weeks.  

A Black-backed Woodpecker that spent a few days
at the point.  Another has also been around the last
couple days.

A medium-sized flock of Canada Geese.  These are actually "Canadian" Canada Geese.

There have been quite a few Northern Goshawks but this was the first adult.

A flock of White-winged Scoters that migrated by the point.

Another flock of White-winged Scoters.

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