Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

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!


  1. Unsuccessful, but oh so interesting! I wish you better luck tomorrow. Renee

  2. Hey Dad! Hurricane Earl is on its way up the coast. I'm heading out to Amagansett tomorrow to start our season out there. Just in time! I don't think it is going to come near enough to drop anything interesting, but you never know.

    Better luck next time on the leaf warbler. Fingers crossed for a momentary lull in the wind.

  3. Earl is passing offshore now - just finished four hours' birding with little to show for it, but three soaking-wet Buff-breasted Sandpipers were nice!
    We are all rooting for better luck with the little brown jobs in the weeds!