Sea Watch, Friday December 4, 2009

Today was a better migration day than yesterday was with a slight NW wind, and being a little cooler as well.

We had a good movement of Red-throated Loons through out the day, and they made up the majority of today's count. There was a late movement of Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls in the evening. But the highlight birds of the day was a Royal Tern and a female Common Goldeneye.

Here is a list of birds seen today:

Wood Duck 1
American Black Duck 40
Common Eider 32
Surf Scoter 266
White-winged Scoter 7
Black Scoter 144
Long-tailed Duck 48
Buffelhead 21
Common Goldeneye 1
Red-breasted Merganser 12
Red-throated Loon 2400
Common Loon 40
Northern Gannet 17
Double-crested Cormorant 178
Great Cormorant 5
Laughing Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 398
Herring Gull 601
Great Black-backed Gull 78
Royal Tern 1

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