Waterbird Count, September 26

A good amount of ducks and loons on the move today. It rained from around 8:00-9:00 and was overcast all day, which resulted in some missed identifications. Still, it was the best loon day of the season for both of the two species. From what I could ID of the many ducks, the majority were Redheads, with the highlight of a single Surf Scoter. Given the poor weather, I had very few raptors.

Canada Goose – 69
Mallard – 9
Redhead – 118
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 5
Surf Scoter – 1
White-winged Scoter – 8
Common Merganser – 17
Red-breasted Merganser – 9
duck sp. – 365
Red-throated Loon – 11
Common Loon – 64
loon sp. – 12
Horned Grebe – 1
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 57

Bald Eagle – 2
falcon sp. – 1