Loons are moving

On Sunday Sept. 27 Ed Pike conducted observations at McGalpin Point from 7:25am till 11:45am.  Winds were light from the south with clouds moving in by mid-morning.  C. Loon 1 immature swimming around in front of the point.  One loon was flying west.  The rest were all flying east; the loons were flying through the morning till about 10:45am.  At around 9:15am a group of 7, 5 and 2 moved through in about a 10 minute period.  Total loons 88.  Double crested Cormorant all moved through in the first hour, one flock of 66, total 115.  Aythya sp. probably Redheads total 53.  C. Merganser 7. Red-necked Grebe 4.  Horned Grebe 3.  Canada Goose moving south 9.  Duck sp. 106.  Bald Eagle one seen along shoreline and 1 adult flew south across the straits.  Sharp-shinned Hawk 12.  N. Harrier 1.  Great Blue Heron 1 along shore.  Turkey Vulture 1.  Short-eared Owl 1 flew south across the straits.  Am. Pipit 12.  C. Raven group of 4 flew south across the straits.  Still quite a few gull flying around the straits.

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