Waterbird Count, September 27

Although today was fraught with intermittent rain and frequent poor visibility, it was a pretty productive day. It was also the coldest day of the season, particularly due to the strong west wind. It was once again a great Redhead and loon day. Despite high waves, I saw a good number of Horned Grebes on the water, the highest so far this season. One highlight of the rainy conditions was 6 different rainbows over the Straits.

Canada Goose – 142
teal sp. – 1
Redhead – 267
Greater Scaup – 12
Lesser Scaup – 1
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 4
Red-breasted Merganser – 14
duck sp. – 275
Red-throated Loon – 5
Common Loon – 60
loon sp. – 4
Horned Grebe – 15
Red-necked Grebe – 15
Double-crested Cormorant – 25

Bald Eagle – 2