May 17 – Adak, Day 3

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Another beautiful, though windy day. For starters, Mount Moffett, the highest peak on Adak (about 3900 feet) was sunlit and not hidden by clouds much of the day.

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The now-normal-to-me Adak birds – such as Bald Eagles, Tufted Ducks, Common Eiders, Bar-tailed Godwits, Lapland Longspurs and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches – were all in evidence.

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A Snow Bunting was added to my trip list today, as were some Rock Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, a Red-necked Phalarope, and TUFTED PUFFINS (new for the year; only distant photos).

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Tomorrow will be more birding on Adak. As always on these island birding trips I wish for favorable winds to bring in something interesting overnight.

192 species so far

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