Waterbird Count – 15 September

It was a goose sort of morning today at McGulpin. 372 came over between seven and ten, and one of the larger flocks had a Cackling Goose mixed in. I also had three other firsts for the season today, though they weren’t waterbirds. A couple of American Kestrels, a Northern Harrier, and a couple of Blackpoll Warblers all came over the straits, along with another small group of unidentified songbirds.
Cackling Goose – 1
Canada Goose – 372
Common Loon – 1
Red-necked Grebe – 4
Double-crested Cormorant – 19
Ring-billed Gull – 140
Herring Gull – 20
Other species:
Northern Harrier – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 3
Bald Eagle – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Belted Kingfisher – 1
Pileated Woodpecker – 1
American Kestrel – 2
Merlin – 1
Blue Jay – 2
American Crow – 3
Black-capped Chickadee – 6
Tufted Titmouse – 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch- 1
Blackpoll Warbler – 2