A few of us spent time at BG this morning, hoping that the best easterlies in a long time might bring some unusual species.
While variety and numbers were both lower than expected, highlights included:
24 N Shovelers
a heard Baird's Sandpiper
Pomerine and Parasitic Jaegers
several groups of Vaux's Swifts
2-3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
5 species of common western warblers
Hooded and Bullock's Orioles
local and non-local Red Crossbills
a single female type Purple MartinI didn't see a single raptor cross the Gate while I was out between 6:45 and 11:15.