The last two days have been similar in terms of bird activity and weather, aside from the small snowstorm that hit late this afternoon as I was finishing up the count. Strong WNW winds persisted throughout the count both today and yesterday, bringing with them good numbers of ducks. Goldeneye and Buffleheads moved through the straits in good numbers today, and large mixed flocks of ducks were headed west yesterday far out over the water. Long-tails are still moving in good numbers, and yesterday brought more loons that I’ve had in a while now.
Though the Harlequin didn’t show up yesterday, it was back this morning. It spent much of the count loafing on the water right out from the beach, and as far as I know was still in the area when I left today at 4:15.