Waterbird Count – 19 September

Ducks are on the move! A flock of about 200 Aythya ducks flew east shortly after sunrise, which is the first real duck flock that I’ve seen. Common Mergansers are grouping up, and I saw flicks of up to sixty flying back and forth throughout the day. Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles were coming over in the late morning.

Aythya sp. – 200
Common Merganser – 107
Duck sp – 2
Common Loon – 6
Double-crested Cormorant – 41
Ring-billed Gull – 11
Herring Gull – 4

Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 48
Osprey – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 4
Bald Eagle – 6
American Kestrel – 4
American Crow – 2
Common Raven – 8
Monarch Butterfly – 1