Waterbird count 9/21-9/24

this article hop over to this site In the past 4 days there was a good turn out of terns, a day of decent duck diversity, and a day with winds that made 8 foot tall waves.  Some species have been new for the season, and others are becoming more numerous.  Nice to see the fall start to increase in action.

Here are the migrants counted in the past 4 days…

9/21

Canada Goose: 6, Blue-winged Teal: 5, Green-winged Teal: 27, teal sp.:9, Common Merganser: 1, Red-breasted Merganser: 2, Red-throated Loon: 1 (first of season), Common Loon: 6, Double-crested Cormorant: 74, Common Tern: 13, Ring-billed Gull: 43, Herring Gull: 19

Morning & evening lists via eBird.

9/22

Canada Goose: 14, American Black Duck: 1, Mallard: 13, Blue-winged Teal: 5, Northern Shoveler: 7, Green-winged Teal; 1, teal sp.:3, Redhead: 11, Lesser Scaup: 21, Common Merganser: 26, Red-breasted Merganser: 11, Duck sp.: 50, Common Loon: 10, Red-necked Grebe: 1, Double-crested Cormorant: 86, Turkey Vulture: 34, Sharp-shinned Hawk: 9, Cooper’s Hawk: 1, Bald Eagle: 30 (9 adult, 21 immature), Monarch Butterfly: 1

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9/23

Canada Goose: 550, Mallard: 13, Redhead: 4, Aythya sp.: 6, Common Merganser: 41, duck sp: 6, Common Loon: 6, Double-crested Cormorant: 134, Turkey Vulture: 171, Sharp-shinned Hawk: 12, Bald Eagle: 10 (5 adult, 5 imm.), American Kestrel: 4, Monarch Butterfly: 10

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9/24

Canada Goose: 22, American Black Duck: 1, Mallard: 8, Common Merganser: 12, duck sp.: 7, Common Loon: 3, Red-necked Grebe: 4 plus 1 resting, Double-crested Cormorant: 160, Turkey Vulture: 65, Sharp-shinned Hawk: 8, Bald Eagle: 6 (4 adult, 1 imm.), Peregrine Falcon: 3, Common Raven: 13 (Yes, all these ravens appeared to be migrating as they all flew south across the strait.)

list via eBird