On Tuesday morning 10-6-2015 Ed Pike and Steve Baker counted waterbirds moving through the Staits. Things started off very slow with only some gulls seen for the first half hour. Then the loons started moving to the east; the first seen at 8:15am, only 2 of the total loons were flying westerly. Few other waterbirds were seen. A few Horned Grebes, D. C. Cormorants, Common Mergansers. Very few of the Redheads were seen in the distance. Totals were C. Loon 101, Red-throated Loon 3, Horned Grebe 6, D.C. Cormorant 20, Common Merganser 26, Red-necked Grebe 2, Duck sp. 31, Aythya sp. 14, and Scoter sp. 4 (all Black).
A few Sharp-shinned Hawks moved early, total 5, four groups of C. Crows flew south across the Straits total 28. One local Bald Eagle was seen cruising the shoreline.