Waterbird Count – 12 September

Gorgeous weather today at the count, with a light north breeze throughout the day that kicked up a little bit of duck activity. Mergansers were again flying back and forth throughout the morning, a Green-winged Teal flew by early this morning, and a handful of Aythya ducks passed through later in the day. Two Sandhill Cranes came over during the afternoon. There was no real raptor movement to speak of, though the afternoon remained warm and reasonably calm.
Green-winged Teal – 1
Aythya sp. – 3
Common Merganser – 2
Red-breasted Merganser – 2
Common Loon – 4
Red-necked Grebe – 9
Double-crested Cormorant – 24
Ring-billed Gull – 5
Herring Gull – 3
Other species:
Bald Eagle – 2
Sandhill Crane – 2
Blue Jay – 2
American Crow – 3
Black-capped Chickadee – 3
Tufted Titmouse – 1