Waterbird Count, April 25

It rained until around 11:00am today but visibility was mostly good. The wind wasn’t too bad, surprisingly. There were occasional strong gusts but in between it was pretty calm. My only sighting of note was all three expected grebe species. But the best sighting of the day occurred at the hawk watch where Kevin found two adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Canada Goose – 1
Wood Duck – 4
Mallard – 2
Redhead – 25
Greater Scaup – 1
White-winged Scoter – 22
Long-tailed Duck – 211
Bufflehead – 2
Common Goldeneye – 7
Common Merganser – 12
Red-breasted Merganser – 81
Unidentified duck sp. – 2
Common Loon – 17
Pied-billed Grebe – 1
Horned Grebe – 5
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-Crested Cormorant – 23
Bonaparte’s Gull – 18

Others:
Osprey – 2
Northern Harrier – 1
Bald Eagle – 1