Waterbird Count – 16 September

Really warm and still all day today. Harriers, kestrels, Sharp-shins, and monarch butterflies were all trickling over the straights, along with a few small flocks of geese, but very little else was happening in the waterbird department.
Canada Goose – 20
Mallard – 1
Hooded Merganser – 1
Common Merganser – 10
Common Loon – 3
Red-necked Grebe – 4
Double-crested Cormorant – 20
Ring-billed Gull – 120
Herring Gull – 20
Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 5
Osprey – 1
Northern Harrier – 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 5
Bald Eagle – 1
Pileated Woodpecker – 1
American Kestrel – 2
Blue Jay – 2
American Crow – 3
Common Raven – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 3
Tufted Titmouse – 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1
Monarch Butterfly – 8