Waterbird Count 9/8-9/10

The winds have been easterly in the past few days, which seems to have put the grebes on hold.  I have noticed more raptor movement from the McGulpin point side in the past few days, this includes large kettles of Turkey Vultures over the U.P. but only a small amount were detected flying across on this side.  The first of season Long-tailed Ducks have now made their appearance.  Also of note, this morning some warblers were seen foraging in the trees by the beach including Pine, Blackburnian, and American Redstart.

Here are the total counts of migrants in the past few days.

9/8

Canada Goose – 69

Long-tailed Duck – 1

Red-breasted Merganser – 3

Common Loon – 2

Red-necked Grebe – 2

Double-crested Cormorant – 57

Turkey Vulture – 10

Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1

Bald Eagle – 4  (Resident adult 1, migrating adult 2, migrating immature 1)

Sandhill Crane – 2

Ring-billed Gull – 23

Herring Gull – 4

American Kestrel – 1

Monarch Butterfly – 2

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9/9

Canada Goose – 144

White-winged Scoter – 2

Red-breasted Merganser – 3

Common Loon – 1

Double-crested Cormorant – 78

Turkey Vulture – 4

Osprey – 1

Bald Eagle – 14  (10 adult & 4 immature)

Spotted Sandpiper – 6

Ring-billed Gull – 9

Herring Gull – 3

American Kestrel – 1 (female)

Merlin – 3

Monarch Butterfly – 2

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9/10

Canada Goose – 9

Long-tailed Duck – 2

Common Loon – 1

Double-crested Cormorant – 81

Turkey Vulture – 3

Sharp-shinned Hawk – 5

Bald Eagle – 6  (3 adult, 3 immature)

shorebird sp. – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 28

Herring Gull – 2

Merlin – 1

Peregrine Falcon – 1

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