May 7: Homer Spit

Observations by Tim Quinn:

Conditions on the Spit:
Temp: 49 degrees
Wind: E/NE 15-25mph
Weather: Rain
High Tide: 3:38 pm – 20.28ft.

Making observations were kind of tough today, given the weather. As the tide receded flocks of peeps flew over the road heading to Mud Bay.  In the last couple of days, the numbers of birds and variety have been increasing. Not only birds, but I saw several birders out looking on the Spit.

This flock of Greater White-fronted Geese was seen at Green Timbers yesterday as we were finishing our Kachemak Bay Shorebird Monitoring session, including 5 Snow Geese. I stopped by Green Timbers this afternoon and saw several hundred birds actively feeding! Hopefully, the weather will improve in the coming days, as there are lots great birds about.

Tim Quinn is an avid birder and long time Festival volunteer. You may have met Tim at the Mud Bay Viewing Station during a past Festival, or seen his artwork in the 6×6 Bird Art & Trip Auction. A Kachemak Bay local, Tim also participates in the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Monitoring Project.