Record Day for Common Loons

On October 31st Common Loons came in droves to spend part of their Halloween at the straits. Heavy winds came from the northwest bringing intermittent rain and 4-foot waves for much of the day. The loons had a near-constant movement throughout the day with 25-49 being reported per hour with a peak of 110 at 12 pm, following a passing rainstorm, and then later in the count, during the final hour, things seemed to have calmed down with 15 being recorded. There was not a big movement of any other species during the day. The previous record for Common Loons was in August 2019 when Jonah Levy recorded 247 at McGulpin Point.

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