Highlights: SURF SCOTER (5), RED-THROATED LOON (14)
WEATHER: Skies were cloudy, temperatures were cool (7-16 Celsius), and winds were out of the NNW most of the day. There were scattered rain showers during the first several hours.
DUCKS & GEESE: Things seemed slow but by the end of the count, several species of ducks were tallied although not in high numbers. Nearly 150 CANADA GEESE were counted in addition to nearly 60 AMERICAN WIGEON (one flock having 35 birds). There were low numbers of MALLARD, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. Over 30 GREATER SCAUP were counted in addition to 5 SURF SCOTERS, a couple WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and a couple of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS.
LOONS & GREBES: It was an OK day for loons and grebes even though we had nice NW winds. Nearly 400 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen as well as a couple HORNED GREBES. Nearly 40 COMMON LOONS were tallied in addition to about 15 RED-THROATED LOONS (with one flock having 7 birds).
SHOREBIRDS: Three species were seen: SANDERLING, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (2).
Other birds seen from the waterbird shack included AMERICAN PIPIT, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, HORNED LARK, PALM WARBLER, MERLIN, and a couple NORTHERN HARRIERS.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for sunny skies and light-moderate winds out the SW.
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