Waterbird Count, October 15

Nice weather today — mid-60s approaching 70 by the last hour. Waterbirds were fairly average, but White-winged Scoters were the dominant species which is a welcome change. Tomorrow looks like nice weather once again, though that often means low waterbird activity.

Canada Goose – 10
Gadwall – 6
American Wigeon – 5
Mallard – 7
dabbling duck sp. – 1
Redhead – 46
Greater Scaup – 21
Lesser Scaup – 1
Surf Scoter – 1
White-winged Scoter – 190
Surf/Black Scoter – 1
Long-tailed Duck – 69
Common Merganser – 34
Red-breasted Merganser – 8
duck sp. – 173
Red-throated Loon – 2
Common Loon – 22
Horned Grebe – 1
Red-necked Grebe – 5
Double-crested Cormorant – 32

Sharp-shinned Hawk – 8
Bald Eagle – 2

American Crow – 130

White-winged Scoters, 10/15/16

White-winged Scoters, 10/15/16