Saturday, June 8, 2013

Storm delivers just rain, no birds

Double crested Cormorants, Winsor Dam, June 8, 2013
Double crested Cormorants, Winsor Dam, June 8, 2013
Winsor Dam as another shower moves in, June 8, 2013
Winsor Dam as the clouds start to break up, June 8, 2013
Winsor Dam at dawn in rain, June 8, 2013
It appears that the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea did not bring us any unusual birds. Not the optimal time of year or track for a storm to bring us any number of unusual birds. Although I spent several hours this morning trying to find something storm related at Quabbin Park I had no luck. The rain and wind were still going strong when I got there around 5:20 and continued for the next couple hours before trailing off to just drizzle and then eventually some partial sunshine. The winds shifted from NNE to N to NW and finally west during this time period. The temperatures were actually a little chilly first thing with a reading of 54 with a strong wind.

I know some others out looking in other areas of the Connecticut Valley didn't have any luck either. Reports from the coast of New England were also unproductive for anything beyond the expected seabirds.

It does appears the storm did displace some birds but much further to our south with frigatebirds noted along the North Carolina outer banks.  After browsing through a number of other list serves I couldn't come up with anything else storm related.  Looks like we will have to wait for another storm later in the season to deliver us some hurricane related birds.

1 comment:

  1. Nothing but rain here as well for weeks. Many local farmers have given up hope of planting corn this year....