It's now July and it won't be long before we start seeing sure signs of fall shorebird migration. In the meantime, the local species are still providing us with entertainment. For example, here is one of the local GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES with a mouth full of nesting material. Which one of us looked goofier that day is debatable:
OOOHH, THERE'S A RARE BUNTING... or... no.. wait wait.. that's a young LAPLAND LONGSPUR. Best we get used to these weirdos now that the young of this year have fledged:
Nothing like the wildflower-ladened view towards the High Cliffs from SW Point. Note the typical mist enshrouding the upper reaches of this Bering Sea island:here for a more complete rundown of bird sightings and rarities.
I'll try to post some more pictures in a couple of days so be sure to check back in. Happy July everyone...