Waterbird Count, April 5

Nice weather today with fairly calm winds which made it feel less cold. Tomorrow’s forecast looks pretty bleak in comparison. Waterbirds were fairly standard. Most notable was my largest flock of White-winged Scoters so far (50) and an adult Great Black-backed Gull.

Canada Goose – 20
Unidentified swan sp. – 3
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 1
White-winged Scoter – 78
Long-tailed Duck – 361
Common Goldeneye – 6
Common Merganser – 14
Red-breasted Merganser – 98
Unidentified duck sp. – 4
Common Loon – 1
Great Black-backed Gull – 1

Others:
Turkey Vulture – 4
Bald Eagle – 2