October 14 Waterbird Report

October 14 at McGulpin Point began with a spectacular sunrise to the east and a rainbow to the west. It would have even better if it was 70 degrees instead of 40 with wind. A Bald Eagle flew by and seemingly bumped into the rainbow but he should be ok. Two hours of observation the best looks at Redheads so far for this water watcher and the first of many more Long-tailed Ducks yet to come. Totals were 316 Redheads, 5 DC Cormorant, 10 Common Merganser,8 Common Loon, 11 WW Scoter, 1 Canada Goose, 40 Long-tailed Ducks, 8 Gadwall, and 249 Unidentified Flying Ducks. The only raptor observed were 5 Bald Eagles. Submitted by Steve Baker



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