Waterbird Count – 11 October

Cold and sunny again today, with moderate north winds throughout the day. Decent loon movement this morning, with a higher proportion of Red-throats than I’ve seen so far. It was a pretty quiet day in terms of Redhead activity, but there were reasonable numbers of scoters moving and three Common Goldeneye, which was the first I’ve seen of them so far this season. There were large flocks of crows coming over throughout the day, along with good numbers of Vultures and pipits.
Canada Goose – 10
Redhead – 9
White-winged Scoter – 10
Scoter sp. – 29
Common Goldeneye – 3
Common Merganser – 8
Duck sp. – 125
Red-throated Loon – 8
Common Loon – 10
Loon sp. – 7
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 39
Ring-billed Gull – 11
Herring Gull – 3
Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 77
Northern Harrier – 1
Bald Eagle – 3
American Kestrel – 1
Peregrine Falcon – 1
American Crow – 172
Common Raven – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 3
Tufted Titmouse – 2
American Pipit – 27