Waterbird Count, October 14

Much less hectic than yesterday’s flight, but still a lot of ducks passing through. I had even more White-winged Scoters today and 3 distant shorebirds which seemed to be Dunlin but were a bit too far to call. A decent handful of raptors passed over, but the primarily westerly wind pushed many of them far from me.

Canada Goose – 14
swan sp. – 2
American Wigeon – 7
Redhead – 178
Greater Scaup – 12
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 1
Aythya sp. – 22
Surf Scoter – 1
White-winged Scoter – 308
Surf/Black Scoter – 4
scoter sp. – 7
Long-tailed Duck – 23
Common Merganser – 39
Red-breasted Merganser – 14
duck sp. – 606
Common Loon – 12
Red-necked Grebe – 4
Double-crested Cormorant – 12

Turkey Vulture – 125
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 31
Bald Eagle – 4
Red-tailed Hawk – 6

Sandhill Crane – 4
American Crow – 139