Waterbird Count, November 3

I’m grateful that the nice weather has continued and looks like it will continue through the end of the count. It’s possible that this weather could be impeding movement, but perhaps migration is just winding down. Today had a moderate amount of movement, though the majority of it was the Redheads moving from the near the bridge westward. It was my best day for Buffleheads thus far. There have been many American Goldfinches flying around Mcgulpin Point this week, and today I estimated at least 95 in one flock.

Mallard – 1
Redhead – 575
White-winged Scoter – 53
Black Scoter – 3
Long-tailed Duck – 67
Bufflehead – 62
Common Goldeneye – 19
Hooded Merganser – 2
Common Merganser – 5
Red-breasted Merganser – 19
duck sp. – 901
Red-throated Loon – 2
Common Loon – 13
loon sp. – 1
Horned Grebe – 4
Red-necked Grebe – 7
Double-crested Cormorant – 3
Bonaparte’s Gull – 2

Bald Eagle – 2
Rough-legged Hawk – 1

Rough-legged Hawk and Snow Bunting, 11/03/16

Rough-legged Hawk and Snow Bunting, 11/03/16