||Observation (Click on links for photos)
||In spite of the frost the leaves remain remarkably green for this
late in the season. Even the sumacs, ordinarily one of the first to
turn color, are only partially red.
||First official frost
of the Fall, City GB. First scraped windshield of the season!
||Clear and cool with steady NW winds. The first Ring-necked Ducks
of the year. Also on the point were Ruddy Turnstones and Sanderlings.
A large flock (83) of Bonaparte's Gulls was seen out in the Bay. Good
numbers of Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Winter Wrens signals the onset
of the late fall migrants. Golden-crowned Kinglets can't be far down
the road. Tom Erdman.
||Clear and cold with a steady wind from the NW. The first flock of
Lesser Scaup was seen out in Green Bay. Blackpoll, Magnolia, Nashville,
and Tennessee Warblers made up the bulk of the migrating passerines.
In addition, White-Throated Sparrows, Winter Wrens, Red-breasted Nuthatches
and Brown Creepers were also spotted. Andy Paulios.
||Very cold, windy morning. Philadelphia Vireo, American Redstart,
and Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, Tennessee, Cape May, Yellow-rumped, and
Black-and-white Warblers were observed. Season's first Yellow-rumped
Warbler and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Two Cooper's Hawks were hunting
in the lagoon. Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, and (possibly) Merlin
also were recorded. Black-bellied Plover was observed at tip of Point