Waterbird Count, October 18

Long-tailed Ducks have arrived in force. Today’s numbers rivaled the spring count, except that a large number of these were migrating rather than resting on the water. It was essentially a nonstop stream of Long-tailed Ducks with the occasional White-winged Scoter flock all day. It ended up being my best White-winged Scoter day, and among my best Long-tailed Duck days. The main highlight aside from those ducks was a late Osprey.

Canada Goose – 148
Gadwall – 1
American Black Duck – 1
Mallard – 2
Redhead – 67
Lesser Scaup – 1
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 5
Surf Scoter – 3
White-winged Scoter – 321
Long-tailed Duck – 1904
Bufflehead – 1
Common Goldeneye – 3
Common Merganser – 8
Red-breasted Merganser – 73
duck sp. – 186
Red-throated Loon – 4
Common Loon – 49
loon sp. – 1
Horned Grebe – 7
Red-necked Grebe – 12
Double-crested Cormorant – 31

Turkey Vulture – 3
Osprey – 1
Northern Harrier – 2
Bald Eagle – 1

Sandhill Crane – 10

Long-tailed Ducks, 10/18/16

Long-tailed Ducks, 10/18/16