Wednesday, September 1, 2010
It Got Away
Today in the far bone yard another North American rarity was glimpsed well enough by Paul Lehman to identify it, but not well enough by anyone else to count it. The bird was a Yellow-browed Warbler, one of the leaf warblers from Asia that has been seen about a half-dozen times in the US. We recrossed the bone yard multiple times but no additional sightings were forthcoming. We covered the slope above the bone yard thoroughly several times as well. The rain and twenty mph winds didn't help. We're supposed to get more of that tomorrow. Ah, yes! Fall birding at Gambell. A challenge indeed!