Date: 8/31/17 1:57 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (31-Aug-2017) Whimbrel, Sabine's Gull, & 16 jaegers
Today (31-Aug-2017) John Cassady, Lynn Vernon, and I birded two sites on the Indiana lakefront.

A front passed through before daylight. The following winds were northeasterly at 15+ knots. Winds at Miller Beach (Lake St. lot) were northeasterly and the birding was much more productive, with one Whimbrel, a Sabine’s Gull, and 16 jaegers including a Long-tailed. This is Indiana’s largest daily count for the month of August. At one time seven jaegers were visible simultaneously. Two sets of three jaegers were observed departing the lake on a southerly heading.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (winds here were almost due east)
Double-crested Cormorant,7
Semipalmated Plover,2 juvs
Sanderling,6- adult & 5 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,2 juvs

—MILLER BEACH (lakewatch 7:30-12:30 with Matt Beatty, Brad Bumgardner, Kevin Cornell, Allee Forsberg, Don Gorney, Ed Hopkins, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy, and Kristin Stratton.)
Green-winged Teal,17
Double-crested Cormorant,3
Great Blue Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,6
Black-bellied Plover,3- 2 adult & a juv
Semipalmated Plover,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Whimbrel,1 flyby
Sanderling,75 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,7 juvs
Red-necked Phalarope,1 flyby juv
Bonaparte’s Gull,3- adult & 2 juvs
Sabine’s Gull,1 juv
Caspian Tern,4
Black Tern,10
Common Tern,170
Parasitic Jaeger,9 juvs including a dark morph of unknown age
Long-tailed Jaeger,1 juv at 10:05AM
Jaeger species,6 including one adult
Chimney Swift,345
American Kestrel,1
Peregrine Falcon,1 juv

Ken Brock

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