Winds increased waterbirds slowed

On Monday, Sept. 28 Ed Pike and Steve Baker counted waterbirds at McGalpin Point from 7:30am to 10:30 am.   Migration seemed slower than Sunday but there were still quite a few birds moving.  C. Loon 2 landed in the Straits; 3 were west bound and 58 were east bound.  D. C. Cormorant most were west bound, one large flock of 110 flew by with a total 156.  Red-necked Grebe 2 groups of 3 flying around in the Straits.  Redhead total 82.  White-winged Scoter 3.  Bufflehead total 11.  Canada
Goose total 8 flying suoth.  Horned Grebe total 4 sitting in the Straits.  Aythya sp. total 168.  Duck sp. 127.  Other species seen moving south across the Straits included Raven 2, N. Harrier 1, Sharp-shinned Hawk 1, Bald Eagle adult 2, immature 3; flying south across the Straits.  One immature Bald Eagle flying along shore.  One kingfisher flying along the shoreline.  About 10am there was a group of about 70 Turkey Vultures flying back and forth along the shoreline of Point LaBarbe; they were still seen when we left at 10:30.

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