Waterbird Count – 5 November

Another rainy, foggy day today. It was pretty quiet again, with light south winds and low visibility throughout the count until it eventually got hazy enough in the afternoon that I called it a bit early. More stuff was moving today than yesterday, with several small groups of Buffleheads  and Common Goldeneye moving, and a larger flock of White-winged Scoters heading west. Bruce stopped by for a few hours, since it was too foggy for much to be happening over at the hawk watch. Looks as if the weather tomorrow might kick some ducks up, so we’ll see what happens! Hoping the last week of the count is a busy one.

 

Mallard – 2

White-winged Scoter – 21

Long-tailed Duck – 36

Bufflehead – 36

Common Goldeneye – 25

Common Merganser – 4

Red-breasted Merganser – 41

Common Loon – 1

Horned Grebe – 2

Double-crested Cormorant – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 2

Herring Gull – 1