Waterbird Count, October 25

The temperature was much more tolerable today due to calmer winds. Even though there a lot of heat shimmer, the main species on the move today were Long-tailed Ducks, who are easy to ID at a far distance in shimmer. It was quite a good Long-tailed movement, as well as White-winged Scoters. Other highlights were 3 Northern Pintail and 3 Black Scoters. As for raptors, Rough-legged Hawks are now moving through.

swan sp. – 2
Northern Pintail – 3
dabbling duck sp. – 1
Redhead – 11
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 1
White-winged Scoter – 246
Black Scoter – 3
scoter sp. – 6
Long-tailed Duck – 1659
Bufflehead – 3
Common Goldeneye – 4
Common Merganser – 4
Red-breasted Merganser – 39
duck sp. – 62
Common Loon – 6
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 2

Turkey Vulture – 1
Bald Eagle – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 15
Rough-legged Hawk – 5

American Crow – 72

White-winged Scoter flock, 10/25/16
White-winged Scoter flock, 10/25/16
Common Goldeneye, 10/25/16
Common Goldeneye, 10/25/16
Common Merganser, 10/25/16
Common Merganser, 10/25/16
2nd Cycle Ring-billed Gull, 10/25/16
2nd Cycle Ring-billed Gull, 10/25/16
Adult Ring-billed Gull, 10/25/16
Adult Ring-billed Gull, 10/25/16
Red-tailed Hawk, 10/25/16
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, 10/25/16
Rough-legged Hawk, 10/25/16
Juvenile Rough-legged Hawk, 10/25/16
Redhead raft, seen from the Mackinac Bridge, 10/25/16
Redhead raft, seen from the Mackinac Bridge, 10/25/16
Redhead raft, seen from the Mackinac Bridge, 10/25/16
Redhead raft, seen from the Mackinac Bridge, 10/25/16

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