Waterbird Count – 22 October

Another quiet day with light south winds and little bird movement. Near the end of the day the wind switched to west and brought rain with it. Hopefully the change will kick some ducks up for the count tomorrow. It was mostly Vultures, crows, and sharp-shins moving today, though a handful of ducks moved through in the morning. Looks to be the last warm day for some time, so I imagine the cold will make for a busier week coming up.

Mallard – 11
White-winged Scoter – 1
Long-tailed Duck – 10
Common Merganser – 6
Red-breasted Merganser – 1
Duck sp. – 20
Red-throated Loon – 1
Horned Grebe – 6
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-created Cormorant – 34
Ring-billed Gull – 7
Herring Gull – 1

Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 66
Northern Harrier – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 23
Bald Eagle – 4
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Blue Jay – 1
American Crow – 121
Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1
Dark-eyes Junco – 1