Sunday, October 31, 2010

Intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull, Brier Island

Report from Eric Mills....
Among the gulls feeding in Pea Jack Cove at high water and in a gale late this afternoon was a very dark Lesser Black-backed Gull that was hard to pick out from the Great Black-backs and showed very little contrast between mantle and wing tip intensity. It had relatively large primary spots, eliminating (onthat feature and others) ''Baltic'' Gull. Sure looked like the W European intermedius to me.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Black Skimmers

Report from Eric Mills...
Thousands of passerines arrived on the island yesterday and today, but the only real exotics were 3 immature Black Skimmers that joined the resting gulls on the Westport waterfront this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Common Nighthawk

Reports from Carl Hayock
Common Nighthawk sighted off and on for 2 weeks.
Lots of warblers and sparrows

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bird Highlights

Report from Eric Mills
On Friday Oct 8th
Here on Brier most of the seasonal specialities have been seen; highlights today include Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Heron, Common Moorhen, and Field Sparrow.