Waterbird Count, October 30

Despite northerly winds, it wasn’t too cold today. I had decent numbers of the usual suspects but nothing out of the ordinary. Not many raptors passed over me, but I did see a Turkey Vulture circling over the UP — getting a bit late for this species. I had a decent number of passerines flying over and around the beach, including 45 American Goldfinch, 5 Pine Siskins (most I’ve had yet this fall), and 45 American Pipits (a large number for this date). I also had a Belted Kingfisher which I hadn’t seen for weeks.

Mallard – 2
Redhead – 63
White-winged Scoter – 56
Surf/Black Scoter – 1
Long-tailed Duck – 456
Common Goldeneye – 14
Common Merganser – 7
Red-breasted Merganser – 64
duck sp. – 37
Common Loon – 6
loon sp. – 1
Horned Grebe – 3
Red-necked Grebe – 11
Double-crested Cormorant – 2

Turkey Vulture – 1
Bald Eagle – 3
Red-tailed Hawk – 5
Rough-legged Hawk – 1

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