Waterbird Count – 24 September

Not a bad day today in terms of species diversity, but pretty low numbers. Super calm and hot all day, and winds started out southerly. Several Loons were still moving this morning, and several species of ducks flew by, but the day was very quiet overall.

Canada Goose – 59
Mallard – 2
Green-winged Teal – 1
Redhead – 10
Hooded Merganser – 1
Common Merganser – 30
Common Loon – 14
Double-crested Cormorant – 35
Ring-billed Gull – 56
Herring Gull – 10

Other species:
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 6
Bald Eagle – 1
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Blue Jay – 1
American Crow – 2
Common Raven – 3
Black-capped Chickadee – 7
Tufted Titmouse – 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1
Monarch Butterfly – 9