Summer Drop-In

Today was a slow day until Liz found a strange-looking bird on a cliff up by the lighthouse near dusk. After a frenzied dash across near-vertical rocks, the rest of us converged on what turned out to be a Summer Tanager – pretty high on the jealousy-inducing scale! We also had Grasshopper and Lark sparrows today, and at least eight Palm Warblers, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Northern Mockingbird yesterday. Migrants continue to trickle through.

Just after we dried out from the last storm, with two sunny days, it’s raining again. Looks like another storm headed this way. Maybe it’ll blow in something interesting; yesterday I saw 5 Black-footed Albatrosses, 60 Buller’s Shearwaters, and a bunch of other seabirds from the lighthouse. The Cassin’s Auklets are singing outside our kitchen window – must mean a dark night out there.

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