Waterbird Count, September 5

The recent trend of slow days continues. Not as many raptors today, but Common Loon numbers were about average and I also had 9 Great Egrets. It was among the hottest days I’ve ever had at McGulpin Point, in the mid-80s in the afternoon.

Canada Goose – 36
Mallard – 6
Common Merganser – 1
Common Loon – 15
Red-necked Grebe – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 65
Great Blue Heron – 1
Great Egret – 9

Turkey Vulture – 23
Bald Eagle – 4
Red-tailed Hawk – 4
Merlin – 2

Monarch – 1