Waterbird Count, April 11

Today was quite active for a change. The first two hours had so much movement in both directions it was stressful to keep up. Aside from heavy fog at sunrise, visibility was excellent. The wind was consistently strong from the west, but it was still pretty nice out. And to top it off, I had a new arrival — four Double-crested Cormorants.

Canada Goose – 2
Mallard – 10
Redhead – 62
White-winged Scoter – 34
Long-tailed Duck – 678
Bufflehead – 6
Common Goldeneye – 27
Common Merganser – 14
Red-breasted Merganser – 206
Common/Red-breasted Merganser – 1
Unidentified duck sp. – 33
Common Loon – 3
Double-crested Cormorant – 4
Great Blue Heron – 1

Others:
Turkey Vulture – 48
Bald Eagle – 9