Waterbird Count, April 27

More business as usual. Once again strong winds in the morning subsided into a calm afternoon. I finally had my first warbler at McGulpin Point — a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Canada Goose – 2
Mallard – 4
Redhead – 71
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 5
White-winged Scoter – 25
Long-tailed Duck – 300
Common Merganser – 12
Red-breasted Merganser – 93
Unidentified duck sp. – 14
Common Loon – 13
Horned Grebe – 2
Double-Crested Cormorant – 48
Great Blue Heron – 4
Bonaparte’s Gull – 3

Others:
Turkey Vulture – 1
Osprey – 2
Northern Harrier – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
Bald Eagle – 7
Broad-winged Hawk – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Sandhill Crane – 3
Merlin – 1