Waterbird Count September 11th-13th.

Wednesday had the highest count of Common Loons for a day this season so far.  The winds have predominately been southerly lately though making for some slow days.  Today came from the northeast for a while, and I noticed a good number of vultures and eagles flying south over McGulpin Point.

Counts of migrants are below.

9/11

Mallard – 2

Red-breasted Merganser – 12

duck sp. – 4

Common Loon – 5

Red-necked Grebe – 13

Double-crested Cormorant – 90

Bald Eagle – 1 (plus 3 resident, all adult)

peep sp. – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 18

Herring Gull – 1

Merlin – 1

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9/12

American Black Duck – 1 (first of season)

Mallard – 4

Red-breasted Merganser – 4

Common Loon – 28

Red-necked Grebe – 9

Double-crested Cormorant – 139

Ring-billed Gull – 17

American Kestrel – 1

Peregrine Falcon – 1

Monarch Butterfly – 1

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9/13

Common Merganser – 2

Red-breasted Merganser – 4

Common Loon – 5

Double-crested Cormorant – 78

Turkey Vulture – 25

Bald Eagle – 8

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