Waterbird Count – 19 October

Hardcore west winds today made for lots of duck activity and poor visibility with which to identify said ducks. Regardless, a few cool things did come close enough to be identified; most notably American Wigeons, a Black Scoter, and a Tundra Swan lagging behind a group of Mutes.

Canada Goose – 8
Mute Swan – 6
Tundra Swan – 1
American Wigeon – 3
Mallard – 2
Redhead – 22
Aythya sp. – 55
White-winged Scoter – 22
Black Scoter – 1
Surf/Black Scoter – 1
Scoter sp – 12
Long-tailed Duck – 1
Common Merganser – 22
Red-breasted Merganser – 9
Duck sp. – 133
Common Loon – 3
Loon sp – 11
Horned Grebe – 3
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 6
Ring-billed Gull – 9
Herring Gull – 2

Other species:
Northern Harrier – 3
Bald Eagle – 2
American Crow – 68