Thursday, October 30, 2008


The winds switched around to the northwest and remained relatively light. We had decent visibility and cloud cover. The geese (Greater White-fronted and Cackling) that arrived yesterday were still around today. Wilson's Snipe and Band-tailed Pigeon were new today, although the snipe didn't make it the whole day since it was "taken out" by one of the Peregrine Falcons.

Band-tailed Pigeon (c) Dettling
Location: Southeast Farallon Island
Observation date: 10/27/08
Notes: Also a Glaucous-winged x Herring Hybrid
Number of species: 44

Greater White-fronted Goose 7
Cackling Goose (Aleutian) 3
Surf Scoter 1
Pacific Loon 2
Common Loon 7
Eared Grebe 77
Sooty Shearwater 1
Brown Pelican 465
Brandt's Cormorant X
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Pelagic Cormorant X
Peregrine Falcon 4
Wandering Tattler 3
Willet 1
Whimbrel 9
Black Turnstone 42
Wilson's Snipe 1
Heermann's Gull 2
California Gull 338
Herring Gull 6
Glaucous-winged Gull 1
Common Murre X
Pigeon Guillemot X
Cassin's Auklet X
Rhinoceros Auklet X
Band-tailed Pigeon 1
Barn Owl 1
Burrowing Owl 3
Black Phoebe 6
Say's Phoebe 3
Cliff Swallow 3
Rock Wren 2
House Wren 1
European Starling 2
American Pipit 4
Cedar Waxwing 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 2
Western Meadowlark 4
Pine Siskin 1

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