September 23 – Day 10, St. Paul AND a New Bird!

In mid-afternoon, our van was heading back to the airport because some members of our group were flying out today, when suddenly our leader and driver, Scott, screeched the van to a halt and yelled out “Sky Lark!”. We piled out of the van and amazingly were able to see the SKY LARK, which had been chased up from the road by the van. It was flying along the edge of Polovina Lake away from us. No photos were taken unfortunately because all the cameras were left in the van in our hurry to get out. But we saw the bird. The other van-load arrived soon but the bird was gone. Hopefully we’ll find it again tomorrow if anyone still “needs” it.

Otherwise, much of the day was as usual, but just less wind. Photographed were: more fur seals (impossible for me to resist), a flock of mainly Rock Sandpipers and a couple of Red Phalaropes, a Snow Bunting, a Pacific Wren, birders checking out some wetlands and sunset in the Lake Hill area of St. Paul Island.

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