WEATHER: The winds were howling consistently out of the south all day. Skies were cloudy, visibility was decent, and temperatures ranged from 6-11 Celsius.
OVERALL MOVEMENT: It was a pretty average day overall but a few birds were definitely missing (such as scoters). Less than 500 migrant birds were seen total. One species was seen every hour: Red-breasted Merganser. The most numerous species was Long-tailed Duck with 300+ seen.
DUCKS & GEESE: The only dabblers seen today were 5 MALLARDS. About 20 AYTHYA passed by while 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and 2 "DARK-WINGED" SCOTERS were also counted. Otherwise, LONG-TAILED DUCKS (320+), COMMON GOLDENEYES (50), BUFFLEHEAD (4), COMMON MERGANSER (1), and RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS (140+) were seen.
LOONS & GREBES: Over 10 COMMON LOONS and 9 RED-NECKED GREBES were counted. Red-throated Loon and Horned Grebe were not seen.
RAPTORS: The only hawks seen today were BALD EAGLE (1) and RED-TAILED HAWK (1).
Some of the other species seen from the waterbird shack included PINE GROSBEAK (25), BOHEMIAN WAXWING (8), COMMON GRACKLE (1), SAVANNAH SPARROW, SNOW BUNTING, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, COMMON RAVEN, and COMMON REDPOLL.
Below is a picture of a Pine Grosbeak at the feeders.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR TOMORROW: Partly sunny, a high near 48, and a moderate west wind.
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