Sunday, October 2, 2011


Apparently there are a lot of Greater White-fronted Geese on the move right now.  Yesterday, we saw many coming out to the Island throughout the day.  These birds didn't seem to know which way was up.  They were very confused; flying in circles, landing for a minute, flying back out over the ocean.  Unfortunately, the landbirds weren't so eager to pay us a visit.  We did have a few quality birds, but it was still a slow day on the Farallones. Warblers: Cape May, Blackburnian, Palm, American Redstart, and two Yellow-rumped.  It's interesting that we can have a total of about six individual warblers on the Island, and four of them are vagrants.  It seems as though you should have to sift through hundreds of common birds to find a single rare one, but out here that is simply not the case.

Greater White-fronted Goose

Cape May and Blackburnian Warblers.

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