Too much to do on the weekends – but the nocturnal flights during the good weather were in the moderate to heavy range. Alas, i didn’t archive any loops.
Today, with cross winds, the flight was light last night.
Take a look at the Wind Map and you can see why the Central Flyway had most of the action.
Common Yellowthroat, Barn Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Caspian Tern, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Gray Warbler, American White Pelican — all now being reported in good numbers in the Portland/Vancouver Basin.
Early arrivals in Oregon include: Vaux’s Swift, Nashville Warbler, Pacific-slope Flycatcher.
As well as arrivals there are also departures, Tundra Swan, Snow Goose, Canvasback, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Duck — all significantly down in numbers