The winds are blowing out of the east bringing cold air from the Berring Sea to Gambell and blowing away any realistic chance of setting an ABA record. The birding continued to be very slow with only three new trip birds (Whimbrel, Dark-eyed Junco and Pine Siskin) and zero, that’s right zero, new year birds for the day. Strong easterly winds keep the Asian migrants in Asia. We did have a nice adult Sabine’s Gull feeding at the point as well as fourteen Yellow-billed Loons.
The forecast calls for continued easterly winds tomorrow but perhaps will pull something out of the hat.