Waterbird Count, September 14

A fairly cold northeasterly wind today brought a decent movement of raptors and Canada Geese. Intense heat shimmer combined with low morning light caused some ID misses on ducks and loons in the first few hours.

Canada Goose – 136
American Black Duck – 1
Green-winged Teal – 1
Redhead – 11
White-winged Scoter – 5
Common Merganser – 5
duck sp. – 50
Red-throated Loon – 1
Common Loon – 13
loon sp. – 4
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 3
Double-crested Cormorant – 55

Turkey Vulture – 4
Osprey – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 5
Sharp-shinned/Cooper’s Hawk – 2
Bald Eagle – 6
Broad-winged Hawk – 16
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Merlin – 1

Monarch – 6