Fernandina Beach: No consolation to anyone, but extreme NE Florida got its share of Frances's "sound and fury"! From sunset Sunday through dawn today we were subjected to sustained 50 mph winds and near-hurricane gust with passing squalls. To a lesser degree, this has continued into the morning as the remnant bands continue to wrap into the storm to our west. Persistent threat of isolated tornadoes with the heavier bands.
Vagrants so far include small nos. of sooty terns working north yesterday ahead of the heavier weather and back south into the winds today. One possible noddy but too distant to verify diagnostic marks. Two lone bobolinks passing. A FOS merlin working into the SE gale at the Egan's Creek Greenway. Painted buntings and one hummer in the courtyard this morning and flocks of spoonbill over the marsh.
Wishing a swift recovery to those adversely impacted by the storm. Doris and Pat Leary
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