Waterbird Count – 4 November

Heavy snow and visibility of about a quarter mile met me when I headed into McGulpin this morning, so the start of the count was delayed until the snow blew over at around eleven. Snow persisted on and off until around noon, when it eventually cleared up enough that I could see St Helena again, but the rest of the count was very slow as the snow turned into a steady drizzle. One flock of Redheads, and some Red-breasted Mergansers were about it for the afternoon.
Redhead – 25
White-winged Scoter – 4
Common Merganser – 2
Red-breasted Merganser – 37
Duck sp. – 73
Common Loon – 1
Horned Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 1
Ring-billed Gull – 3
Herring Gull – 1
Other species:
Bald Eagle – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 5