Waterbird Count, October 28

One of the slowest days since August, but at least the southerly winds made the weather at McGulpin pretty nice. The main highlight for me was a lone Black Scoter flying west, though I can’t complain about seeing hundreds of Long-tailed Ducks. I’m glad to still have Red-throated Loons passing through as well.

Mallard – 2
Redhead – 26
Greater Scaup – 10
White-winged Scoter – 12
Black Scoter – 1
Long-tailed Duck – 289
Common Goldeneye – 2
Common Merganser – 4
Red-breasted Merganser – 5
duck sp. – 223
Red-throated Loon – 2
Common Loon – 6
Horned Grebe – 11
Red-necked Grebe – 5
Double-crested Cormorant – 4

Bald Eagle – 2

Female Pileated Woodpecker, 10/28/16

Female Pileated Woodpecker, 10/28/16

Common Loon, 10/28/16

Common Loon, 10/28/16

American Goldfinch, 10/28/16

American Goldfinch, 10/28/16

Horned Grebe, 10/28/16

Horned Grebe, 10/28/16