Monday, December 7, 2009

December 5, 2009-Birding Update

As reported by Billy Sandifer

Red Knots are present in numbers of over 100 per day on the Padre Island National Seashore beachfront.
Good numbers of Sandwich Terns remain along with the Forester's, Royal and Caspian but the other tern species have moved on for the winter. Good numbers of Dunlin are being observed and Franklin's Gulls are mixed in with the flocks of Laughing Gulls. Large numbers of Brown Pelicans are seen daily and Long-billed Curlew are in good supply with at least 30 seen daily.
N. Harrier and White-tailed Hawks are observed regularly as are one or two Peregrine Falcons and Caracara. We had a stray female hummingbird in the yard on the last day of November.
Picture is of Black-necked Stilts on the beach.

Good Birding,
Capt. Billy

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