Waterbird Count – 2 October

Moderate south winds again today made for a slow count, but the weather was sunny and calm in the afternoon and some raptors were coming over. Mostly Turkey Vultures and Sharp-shinned Hawks, but a couple Ospreys and eagles came over as well.

A few Scaup and a flock of geese were the extent of waterbird activity, but songbirds were moving. Crows came over throughout the day, along with a flock of Blue Jays and several flocks of pipits.

Canada Goose – 30
Greater Scaup – 1
Scaup sp. – 2
Common Merganser – 8
Common Loon – 1
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 82
Ring-billed Gull – 11
Herring Gull – 7

Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 28
Osprey – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 16
Bald Eagle – 4
Merlin – 1
Blue Jay – 12
American Crow – 8
Black-capped Chickadee – 2
Tufted Titmouse – 3
American Pipit – 11
Monarch Butterfly – 1