Good evening on this Saturday evening live from Meinopilgino. Today was a cold and windy day but the sun did show itself at times. Today I went to the western end of the spit and this is a distance of 17 miles from base. luckily I did this on the back of a quad bike so this gave the legs some rest. Above shows the view of the mountain range from the western point of the spit.
Firstly back to yesterday's "Gull action" above shows the Glaucous winged Gull (apologies for the small image and also small resoultion but this is due to uploading restrictions and this is only right and so I will upload better when I am back). Below shows the Slaty Backed Gull both were present at the eastern end of the spit.
Above shows a Red necked Stint that was one of two present today. Also today a late Pectoral Sandpiper, at least 11 Red necked Phalaropes, a single Snow Goose was new and a White Tailed Eagle drifted lazily overhead. Today was spent surveying previous year's territories of Spoon Billed Sandpiper but sadly all these sites are currently under water due to the high water levels from the snow melt this year. Below shows you the star species of the expedition and this shot was taken yesterday.