Waterbird count 8/29/2018 & 8/30/2018

http://thekiwistudio.com/portfolio/244/ my response Yesterday morning was rainy with quickly decreasing visibility, later the rain stopped, but it remained cloudy all day.  I went out to count in the first and last few hours of daylight, but apparently the best time yesterday was the middle of the day.

Migrants counted yesterday were…

Red-breasted Merganser – 3

Common Loon – 4

Double-crested Cormorant – 47

Bald Eagle – 3 (plus 1 resident, all adults)

Ring- billed Gull – 78

Herring Gull – 7

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 1

Monarch Butterfly – Only 1.  I guess those huge numbers found across the strait missed my duration and immediate area.

Yesterday’s complete lists…

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48156009

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48175958

Today’s migrants included…

Common Merganser – 1

Red-breasted Merganser – 2

Common Loon – 1

Double-crested Cormorant – 113

Great Blue Heron – 1

Turkey Vulture – 4

Bald Eagle – 7 total seen (1 resident adult,1 migrating adult, & 5 migrating 1st year)

Ring-billed Gull – 64

Herring Gull – 6

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 2

Barn Swallow – 1

Monarch Butterfly – 17

Here is today’s complete list…

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48176121