More High Winds and No New Birds – Gambell Day 7

The northeast winds were down yesterday to 25 mph. Still strong and from the wrong direction but at least some birds were up and flying around.  The morning rendezvous at the Far Bone Yard turned up the same Dusky Warbler.  A Northern Wheater was chasing a Red-throated Pipit near the culvert and in the afternoon we had four Red-throated Pipits.  We also had a Pectoral Sandpiper and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper feeding next to each other for direct comparison of these two similar species.

The winds switched to the northwest last night and slackened to 10 mph so we’re all hopeful that today will bring in some new birds. Stay tuned.

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