On Nov. 3 Ed Pike did a waterbird count 7:20 am till 9:50 am, from McGalpin Point. The Straits were foggy and I could not see the bridge. I believe there was about a mile of visibility. In the second hour the fog started to lift and I could see almost half of the bridge. Then the fog moved back in and the bridge disappeared again. Only a few waterbirds seen with such low visibility. The other problem was that every time I went to use my spotting scope the lenses would be fogged up and needed to be wiped off to see.
C. Loon 3 C. Merganser 2 Mute Swan 4 Red-necked Grebe 5 White-winged Scoter 5 Canada Goose 4 Long-tailed Duck 33 C. Goldeneye 5 Duck sp. 76
Two C. Crows were seen flying south across the Straits. Very few gulls were seen; only a few Ring-billed Gulls. The D. C. Cormorants seem to have all moved south. Hoping for better conditions nest time.