Farallonathon Day 3
October 11, 2011
Yesterday’s total: 102
Migrant Birds: 10
Shark Attacks: 1 (5 points)
Total Points: 118 Points
The third day of Farallonathon was marked by a surprise Nano-Wave. We had a whopping ten new migrant bird species including a Magnolia Warbler, that arrived late in the afternoon. The Nano-Wave also produced the first of the Fall American Goldfinch, Bonaparte’s Gull, and Band-tailed pigeon.
The Island was shrouded in fog for most of the late morning and early afternoon which halted Shark watch and reduced our chances of observing a Shark attack. We were, however, still able to observe a Shark attack off Sea Pigeon Point late in the afternoon once the fog receded.
|One of the two Clay-colored Sparrows on the island, this HY was also one of the birds banded yesterday.
|Another Farallonathon point, courtesy of this Band-tailed Pigeon.
|A Variegated Meadowhawk munching on a fly counted as a Farallonathon point.
|This AHY Male Magnolia Warbler was an exciting addition to our growing Farallonathon list.