Waterbird Count, April 21

I had a decent variety of species in spite of persistent rain and heavy fog. I ended the count about an hour and a half early in hopes of seeing the Little Gull that Ed, Steve, the Kirbys, and others had found in St Ignace. We searched thoroughly but could not relocate it.

At home, Kevin and I had two Chipping Sparrows at our feeders — our first of the year.

Wood Duck – 1
Mallard – 7
White-winged Scoter – 7
Long-tailed Duck – 205
Bufflehead – 16
Common Goldeneye – 6
Common Merganser – 10
Red-breasted Merganser – 58
Unidentified duck sp. – 23
Common Loon – 5
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-Crested Cormorant – 10

Others:
Northern Harrier – 1