Waterbird Count – 8 November

Similar weather today to the last few days, but a bit more activity in terms of duck movement. It was mostly Mergansers and Goldeneye moving again, but the first Greater Scaup that I’ve had in a couple weeks flew by as well. My personal highlight for the day was watching two adult Bald Eagles tussle in mid-air as they passed through the straits, frequently doing complete somersaults in the air to bare their talons at each other.
Greater Scaup – 1
Surf Scoter – 7
White-winged Scoter – 7
Long-tailed Duck – 19
Common Goldeneye – 26
Common Merganser – 4
Red-breasted Merganser – 38
Loon sp. – 1
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Ring-billed Gull – 3
Herring Gull – 2
Other species:
Bald Eagle – 2
American Crow – 15