Waterbird Count, November 1

What better way to ring in November than  mid-60s and a winter gull.  Today a lovely adult Iceland Gull flew by McGulpin, granting me another four gull species day (with a lone Bonaparte’s Gull). In addition, I also had all 3 merganser species and all 3 scoter species — a good day for species combos. Overall there was nice waterbird variety.

Canada Goose – 10
Gadwall – 5
Mallard – 5
Northern Pintail – 2
Redhead – 3
Greater Scaup – 2
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 3
Surf Scoter – 2
White-winged Scoter – 74
Black Scoter – 2
Surf/Black Scoter – 3
Long-tailed Duck – 175
Bufflehead – 6
Common Goldeneye – 9
Hooded Merganser – 3
Common Merganser – 8
Red-breasted Merganser – 19
duck sp. – 194
Common Loon – 5
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 3
Double-crested Cormorant – 2
Bonaparte’s Gull – 1
Iceland Gull – 1

Bald Eagle – 3

Adult Iceland Gull, 11/01/16

Adult Iceland Gull, 11/01/16