Thursday, Sept. 26
Gulf Breeze, FL
Isadore blew ashore to the west of us during the night, giving us
strong winds from the east and southeast. Tides in Pensacola Bay and the
Sound are extremely high, and gusty winds continue with intermittent
squalls. We have had well over 10" of rain here on the point since
On Wednesday, the rains drenched us all day, with the only break
lasting about 90 minutes in the late afternoon. The yard was filling with
birds...drenched and actively feeding. This morning we almost had to
sweep the birds out of the driveway to go get the paper (the delivery boy
must be a saint). From the pier we watched a dozen or so Bridled Terns
and four or so Sooty Terns wheeling over the bay. Large numbers of Black
Terns and Sandwich Terns and a few Forster's and Common Terns are plying
the gusts above the waves.
We're amidst a heavy fallout, one of the best in some time. Among
the passerines were the following warblers:
Black and White
many Empidonax flycatchers
Tree, Cliff, and Barn Swallows
Veery, Swainson's, and Wood Thrushes
Rose-breasted and Blue Grosbeaks
and the day's not over yet..........
Lucy and Bob Duncan
Gulf Breeze, FL
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