Waterbird Count – 29 August

The weather started out cloudy and hazy this morning, and turned into rain by the end of the count. Yesterday’s geese and Red-eyed Vireos are still hanging around the count site today, and interestingly Red-necked Grebes were back in good numbers today after a few days of absence. A steady stream of monarchs came across the straits throughout much of the morning until the rain started, which surprised me given the cloudy cool weather.
Canada Goose – 38
Common Loon – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 26
Double-crested Cormorant – 19
Great Blue Heron – 1
Ring-billed Gull – 2
Herring Gull – 26
other species:
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
Bald Eagle – 1
Spotted Sandpiper – 1
Mourning Dove – 2
Red-eyed Vireo – 25
Black-capped Chickadee – 5
Monarch Butterfly – 38