May 2nd Waterbird Count Summary

Weather –

A heavy fog and light drizzle was coming down at the beginning of todays short count. The temperature was 8.3C and it was completely calm with no wave action. Visibility was limited to 100 meters and more often than not McGulpin Rock wasn’t even visible. After 1 hour of effort the count was called off due to lack of visibility. I returned at 1:45PM to see if things had improved and it hadn’t. The visibility was no better than when I had left this morning. As such I feel confident no opportunity was missed to count today.

Waterbird Notes –

(1) DCCO was spotted in close. A GRYE (1) was clearly heard calling in the vicinity.

Non- waterbird Notes –

The forest birds behind the gazebo were fired up about the arrival of the rain! The resident birds were all accounted for.

Wildlife-

RESQ stopped by for some crackers.

Freighters-

None

Visitors –

None

Total observer hours – 1.0

Next days forecast –

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. East wind around 5 mph.

Todays tally is posted on eBird here.

Total Species: 6

Total Count : 11

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