464Re: [SWFLBirdline] Sanibel lighthosue 8/31 - 9/1
- Sep 1, 2003All,
Not too far from the Sanibel Causeway, I've seen Black Terns both feeding and
resting on channel markers along the Intercoastal Waterway both Sunday and today
(Monday). On the 31st, when Jeff Bouton noticed our first Black Tern in flight,
he kept his Childonias species triple crown monthly streak alive at two
following his July White-winged Tern in Fairbanks, Alaska. Now all Jeff needs
to nail down is the vaunted Whiskered Tern (has occurred in NJ/DE and Barbados)!
If anyone could pull off so mighty a task, it would be him! ;)
Cape Coral, FL
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Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 6:18 PM
Subject: [SWFLBirdline] Sanibel lighthosue 8/31 - 9/1
Both days spent were from 8am - 10:30am. It seems to quiet down plus the heat
get oppressive and people begin to outnumber birds.
Not as active as last weekend warbler wise. Only 1 ea. of N. Parula,
Yellow, Black & White and some but not many Prairies. Yesterday a Northern
Waterthrush dropped in for a close up at the bench. Swallows on the other hand
much more numerous and varied. Bank and cliff were quite common as well as
Martin w/many ad males and Barns were abundant as ever. Good flights of
Eastern Kingbirds mostly in the 10 to 15 size flock. a dozen Chimney Swifts
yesterday, today only one.
Here is a question. Do Eurasian Collared Doves migrate? My guess is yes for
many small flocks passed by both days in the general direction of migrants.
This is truly an avian phenomena as just five years ago I never saw this occur
OK saved the best for last, at 9:45am a flock of Swallow-tailed
Kites began approaching the lighthouse, after ten minutes of circling and
cavorting among themselves they turned SE and left the island. We counted 30.
Saw the local Cooper's Hawk along McGregor at Davis Rd. today as well as
an Eagle. The sandspit just over the toll bridge has up to 20 Black Terns daily
now and the mudflats at the Sanibel toll plaza has Marbled godwits, Red Knots
and an assortment of other sandpipers, herons, egrets, etc...
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