Waterbird Count, October 7

Calm southerly wind in the morning turned into strong westerly wind as the day progressed. The temperature was very nice, mostly in the low 70s, I’ll miss it once it’s gone…. There was intense heat shimmer all day until the 8th hour when a cold front moved in, which also got some ducks moving. Despite reduced visibility, I managed to see a nice variety of species

Canada Goose – 38
Mute Swan – 2
American Wigeon – 3
American Black Duck – 1
Mallard – 4
teal sp. – 1
Redhead – 83
Greater Scaup – 4
Lesser Scaup – 1
Aythya sp. – 31
Surf Scoter – 1
White-winged Scoter – 11
Common Merganser – 12
duck sp. – 224
Common Loon – 38
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 93

Turkey Vulture – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 9
Bald Eagle – 2
Peregrine Falcon – 2

Common Loon, 10/07/16

Common Loon, 10/07/16