Late Fall Shorebirds

In a very busy Tuesday, I took a couple of minutes to stop down at the True Value parking lot to check on our late fall shorebirds. I believe the prior late date for a Marbled Godwit was one that was here in Sitka until 8 November 2012, so this is now several days later. Dunlin, on the other hand, are known to winter in Southeast Alaska, but for some reason it’s unusual to see them in Sitka during the fall and winter (although they are common spring migrants).

The high pressure with moderate (for the season) temperatures in the low-40s during the day and frosty nights down to around 30 continue.

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