Date: August 13, 2013
Tonight’s Location: Homer, AK
Weather: am clouds, pm sun
Temperature: start 56º
Wildlife count: Sea Otter
Year List: 261
Birds: Common Murre, Black-legged Kittiwake, Mallards, White-winged & Black Scoters, Scaup, Western, Semipalmated & Least Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, Pacific Loons, Red-necked Grebes, Surfbirds, Black Turnstones, Common Ravens, Northwestern Crows, Glaucous-winged Gulls,
Our CIG class began this morning at 8am, as Marianne had an afternoon meeting. Our topic this morning was the format of the outline for presentations. We decided to go to the Duncan House Café for lunch, as we have never had lunch there and it was quite good. John ordered breakfast, and I had clam chowder – excellent.
The afternoon was spent working with Max and JoAnn on our Literature survey – attempting to find answers in the books provided – it was a tedious search.
When we got home, we needed to just relax and have some time away. Our dinner was left-over chicken with broccoli/pasta in homemade light Alfredo sauce, with left-over rhubarb pie for dessert.
As the evening was so lovely, we took a ride out onto the spit, and saw all kinds of birds – there are a lot of birds making their way back from the northern nesting grounds. Easily, we could count 400 Western/Least Sandpipers at Mud Bay at high tide. The rest of the spit was active as well, and we spent almost two hours watching birds. What an amazing evening!