August 31 – Nome, Day 1

I enjoyed being in Nome so much earlier this summer, I thought I’d see what it was like in late August/early September. I arrived today about noon and spent the day out on Council Road.

I saw three loon species – Red-throated (1 only), Pacific (2) and Common (3)(no photo).

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For ducks, there were a few Greater Scaup and a few Northern Pintails (no photo), plus eiders (Common and Steller’s (s)).

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There were about 80-plus Tundra Swans.

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For shorebirds, I saw many Long-billed Dowitchers, a couple of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, zillions of Dunlin, and Black-bellied and Pacific Golden-Plovers. If anyone sees some other species in these photos, let me know please.

IMG_0150There also were about 40 Sandhill Cranes.

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Tomorrow I’ll explore another road.

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