Highlights: PRAIRIE WARBLER (1, inland), NORTHERN SHRIKE (1)
WEATHER: The day started out foggy which really limited visibility. The fog burned off before too long and we were left with cloudy skies, a breezy south wind, and temperatures ranging from 10-14 Celsius.
OVERALL MOVEMENT: The winds out of the south really limited migrants today. Less than 200 birds were seen total! Notable absences included Bufflehead and ANY scoters. No species was seen every hour but Long-tailed Duck came the closest (seen 7 of the 8 hours). The most numerous species was Red-breasted Merganser with almost 100 seen.
DUCKS & GEESE: Just a few dabblers were seen today; a few MALLARDS and a single AMERICAN BLACK DUCK. A few SCAUP SP. passed by in the 5th hour. No scoters were seen today. Otherwise, over 65 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, over 25 COMMON GOLDENEYES, a COMMON MERGANSER, and 95+ RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen.
LOONS & GREBES: Numbers were dismal. Two COMMON LOONS and 7 RED-NECKED GREBES were tallied today.
RAPTORS: A NORTHERN HARRIER, RED-TAILED HAWK, and a couple NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were seen today.
Some of the other species seen from the waterbird shack included a NORTHERN SHRIKE, SNOW BUNTING, DOWNY WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, and COMMON REDPOLL.
A PRAIRIE WARBLER, the same bird that has been around lately, was seen inland mid-day.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR TOMORROW: Rain likely along with a breezy south wind. Forecasted high of 56 F. We'll see what kind of "trick" or "treat" will come along.