Waterbird count 9/2 & 9/3

The past two days have been the best so far for Monarchs (at least from the McGulpin Point side) and September 3rd proved to be a decent Red-necked Grebe day.  Duck movement also was up on the 3rd due to northwest winds yesterday morning.

Here are the totals of migrants counted…

9/2

Canada Goose – 7

Common Loon – 3

Double–crested  Cormorant – 137

Bald Eagle – 8 total seen: 1 resident adult, 2 migrating adult, 5 migrating immature.

Ring-billed Gull – 38

Herring Gull – 4

Monarch Butterfly – 90 (many of the recent Monarchs were visible scope only quite a ways West of McGulpin Point)

List via eBird… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48289966https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48289966

9/3

Canada Goose – 35

Mallard – 4

Lesser Scaup – 4

Hooded Merganser – 3

Common Loon – 8

Red-necked Grebe – 34

Double–crested Cormorant – 152

Osprey – 1

Cooper’s Hawk – 1

Bald Eagle – 3 total seen: 1 resident adult, 1 migrating adult, 1 migrating immature.

Ring-billed Gull – 56

Herring Gull – 5

Monarch Butterfly – 203

List via eBird… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48290501