Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2012
However, who knows what is waiting out there today! Leslie blew through here yesterday with winds gusting near 140km at the airport. Dave Brown tried to check Cape Spear, but the much higher winds in that area basically locked him in the car. Interestingly, Dave suggested because this storm remained at sea, without touching the mainland, there may not be too many rarieties dropping in as a result. However, who knows, the Bahamas may have been teeming with birds who jumped to get ahead of the slow-moving storm.
For us, the storm blew through in a flash, lashing us with winds for about six hours and was gone again. I must get out today to see if it brought us any surprises. I can try to salvage my uprooted Popular later in the day.