Waterbird Count, October 31

Perhaps the southerly winds are hindering waterbird movement, or maybe migration is winding down. At least the weather is pretty nice. There was a good amount of passerine activity along the beach, including 21 American Pipits, 68 Snow Buntings, and 70 American Goldfinches.

Canada Goose – 6
dabbling duck sp. – 6
Redhead – 110
White-winged Scoter – 22
Surf/Black Scoter – 4
Long-tailed Duck – 67
Bufflehead – 27
Common Goldeneye – 6
Common Merganser – 10
Red-breasted Merganser – 10
duck sp. – 438 (mostly presumed-Redheads east of the bridge)
Common Loon – 15
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 1
Bonaparte’s Gull – 3

Bald Eagle – 3

Immature White-crowned Sparrow, 10/31/16

Immature White-crowned Sparrow, 10/31/16

Buffleheads, 10/31/16

Buffleheads, 10/31/16