Waterbirds for October 19

Blustery west winds caused traffic escorts on the bridge , freighters to anchor down and birds to sit tight. Waterfowl movements tended to be flights right at water level with ducks disapearing into wave troughs. Even the crows were skimming the waves as they headed south. Two hours of observation from McGulpin Point yielded small numbers but good variety with the majority heading west, directly into the gale.
Redhead-6
Black Scoter-2
Mallard-1
Black Duck-1
C. merganser-4
C. Loon=1
Long-tailed duck-43
Horned Grebe-1
DC Cormorant-4
Bufflehead-11
WW Scoter-10
Unidentified Duck-5

Submitted by Steve Baker