Monday, August 30, 2010
We did have some new birds show up at Gambell today, but they were White-crowned Sparrow and Grey-cheeked Thrush. The Grey-cheek breeds in Russia and crosses to Gambell in the fall, so it's not as bland is it may sound. We had a little excitement today that caused us to rush back from the south end, but to no avail. The mystery bird flew the coop and wasn't around by the time the major group of us arrived where it had been. A Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and a Slaty-backed Gull were seen, but I didn't see anything new for the year. Let's hope for a different outcome tomorrow when the wind shifts around to the southwest.