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  • Aaron Lang
    Homer: Beluga and Lampert Lakes have frozen. Mud Bay is beginning to freeze with ice accumulating on the shore. Despite this late shorebirds are persisting
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2009
      Homer: Beluga and Lampert Lakes have frozen. Mud Bay is beginning to freeze
      with ice accumulating on the shore. Despite this late shorebirds are
      persisting in Homer. Today (10/31) the BAR-TAILED GODWIT was still at Mud
      Bay with a diminished flock of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS--only 7 today. (There
      were 22 there two days ago). Also present were 24 DUNLIN, 8 ROCK SANDPIPERS
      and 10 AMERICAN PIPITS (fly-over).

      If you're interested in trying to find these birds in November (tomorrow!)
      currently the best time to look is an hour or two before or after high
      tide. The tides are big enough that all the mud is inundated at high tide
      and the birds are roosting in the grass and difficult to see. I missed the
      godwit at high tide today, but found it a few hours later (about 3:30pm) out
      on the mud. Have not seen the Marbled Godwit since October 26th.

      Late shorebirds, Cedar Waxwings, Hooded Merganser, Marsh Wren...shaping up
      to be an interesting fall in southcentral AK.

      Aaron Lang
      Homer


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