Waterbird Count – 1 October

Today was the slowest it’s been since the cold front came through on Tuesday – mild south winds throughout the day were keeping things in place. Some loon activity in the morning, including a couple of Red-throats. A few scoters and a handful of ducks (likely Redheads) were flying near the north end of the bridge early as well. A couple of large streams of Turkey Vultures came over in the early afternoon, along with some Sharp-shins and a couple eagles.
Mallard – 5
White-winged Scoter – 5
Common Merganser – 12
Red-breasted Merganser – 3
Duck sp. – 20
Red-throated Loon – 2
Common Loon – 13
Horned Grebe – 3
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 11
Ring-billed Gull – 15
Herring Gull – 10
Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 8
Bald Eagle – 2
American Crow – 6
Common Raven – 1
American Pipit – 15