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.