Date: 10/10/18 6:39 pm From: 'Lucy and Bob Duncan' <robertaduncan...> [albirds] <albirds-noreply...> Subject: [ALBIRDS] Birding prospects
We dodged the bullet here in the Pensacola - Gulf Breeze area. We got NE to W winds about 25 - 30 mph most of the day but except for losing planks on our pier, we came out OK. This was not a situation for pelagics in Pensacola Bay, with strong offshore winds prevailing. We did salvage a sighting of 10 Frigatebirds though. If anyone in Georgia is reading this, I would strongly suggest you check your lakes and reservoirs for pelagics, if possible under the circumstances. How often do you get a Cat 3 hurricane in interior Georgia!
Birdcast is predicting high movements of birds through our area tonight through Friday night. I have reservations about tonight for us here on the coast as winds currently are W pretty strong and it looks like right now there is precipitation in N. GA. and N. AL. So I think tomorrow night, with clear skies and N winds 13 - 20 mph, should be the night birds should be flying south. Friday may be good as well with N winds continuing and clear skies. This bodes well for the Alabama Ornithological Soc. meeting at Dauphin Island this weekend.
We coastal birders need a break as this fall has been really slow. Let's hope the break comes this weekend.