Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Stone Harbor walk this evening ended early because of the very large number of biting insects. The participants left in an effort to save themselves.  Seriously, the flies were intense, perhaps brought on by the western winds. We did have a nice look at a Lesser Black-Backed Gull and a young Peregrine displaying his flying skills in pursuit of a shorebird almost made it worthwhile.  Long-sleeved shirts and long-legged pants are recommended for future walks.  Leaders, Warren Cairo, Gail Dwyer, Shaun Bamford, Hugh Simmons, and Jessie Amesbury.
14 species

6 Osprey                
1 Peregrine Falcon      
56 Semipalmated Plover    
130 Sanderling            
7 Semipalmated Sandpiper
4 Western Sandpiper      
15 Western Sandpiper      
3 Ring-billed Gull                  
34 Herring Gull          
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
35 Great Black-backed Gull
1 Caspian Tern          
2 Common Tern            
9 Forster's Tern        
6 Royal Tern