Migration draws to a close

Activity on the straits has waned over the past few days, as many of the resting waterbirds have moved on towards their inland breeding grounds. Species that were once abundant, including Common Goldeneye, Redhead, Scaup, and Grebes, are in short supply at both of my sites. Gulls and Cormorants aren’t quite as active or vocal now that breeding is occurring, and a day of double-digit loons is unusual.

Long-tailed Ducks are abundant as ever, however, as flocks continue to stage on the straits in the triple digits. Common Terns are arriving in large numbers at Graham as well, a sure sign that Spring is here for good!

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