Waterbird Count, October 19

A much slower day compared to the past couple days  but good nonetheless. The Long-tailed Duck movement seems to be calmed for the time being and Redheads returned as the dominant mover. Granted, a large portion of my Redhead and duck sp. numbers were from a large group of about 600 ducks that rose up from the east side of the bridge. It also ended up as my best Greater Scaup and Black Scoter day. Lots of American Crows were on the move and a handful of raptors as well. Raptors seem to be winding down as of late.

Canada Goose – 17
American Wigeon – 6
Mallard – 8
dabbling duck sp. – 6
Redhead – 311
Greater Scaup – 57
Lesser Scaup – 5
Aythya sp. – 4
Surf Scoter – 2
White-winged Scoter – 44
Black Scoter – 8
Long-tailed Duck – 81
Common Goldeneye – 2
Common Merganser – 8
Red-breasted Merganser – 26
duck sp. – 729
Red-throated Loon – 3
Common Loon – 43
Horned Grebe – 4
Red-necked Grebe – 6
Double-crested Cormorant – 29

Turkey Vulture – 18
Northern Harrier – 1
Sharp-shinned – 2
Bald Eagle – 5
Red-tailed Hawk – 3
Peregrine Falcon – 1

American Crow – 202

Muskrat – 1

Adult Peregrine Falcon, 10/19/16

Adult Peregrine Falcon, 10/19/16

Juvenile Ring-billed Gull, 10/19/16

Juvenile Ring-billed Gull, 10/19/16

Sunrise at McGulpin Point, 10/19/16

Sunrise at McGulpin Point, 10/19/16