Waterbird Count, November 2

With little to no wind, there was not much movement today. There were still some decent things to be seen, including, once again, all 3 mergansers, all 3 scoters, and 4 species of gulls. All morning a large group of American Goldfinches were flying around, at least 60 that I saw at once. Among them were 1 Pine Siskin and 1 Common Redpoll. The ducks east of the bridge, presumed 99% Redheads, lifted off the water and split off southward and westward, interestingly. I managed a poor photo of them.

Mute Swan – 1
Mallard – 5
Redhead – 156
Surf Scoter – 1
White-winged Scoter – 26
Black Scoter – 1
Long-tailed Duck – 94
Hooded Merganser – 1
Common Merganser – 5
Red-breasted Merganser – 14
duck sp. – 1848
Common Loon – 5
Horned Grebe – 3
Red-necked Grebe – 5
Double-crested Cormorant – 3
Bonaparte’s Gull – 2
Great Black-backed Gull – 1

Bald Eagle – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 3
Rough-legged Hawk – 3

Red-breasted Mergansers, 11/02/16

Red-breasted Mergansers, 11/02/16

Horned Grebe, 11/02/16

Horned Grebe, 11/02/16

Ducks east of the Mackinac Bridge, 11/02/16

Ducks east of the Mackinac Bridge, 11/02/16