Waterbird Count – 9 November

Crazy snow and wind today! I started the count at ten twenty once the snow stopped, and even without the busier hours this morning it was still a pretty active day for the count. Heaviest winds of the season (gusting over 35mph) were shaking my car on the beach and making for some pretty intense waves, but lots of goldeneyes on the move despite that.
White-winged Scoter – 15
Scoter sp. – 6
Long-tailed Duck – 16
Common Goldeneye – 72
Common Merganser – 9
Red-breasted Merganser – 1
Duck sp. – 33
Ring-billed Gull – 4
Herring Gull – 5
Other species:
Bald Eagle – 3
American Crow – 2