Sea Watch, Wednesday December 9, 2009

Today started off with with torrential down pours, but it did not get as windy as the weather men called for. The rain eventually cleared after the third hour, and the gradually the sun broke through.

It was not exactly a high count today, with only a little over a 3,000 birds, it still was not a bad day. Half of the birds seen today were Surf Scoter. The other highlights of the day were a male and female pair of Harlequin Ducks and over 700 Herring Gulls moving today.

Here is the break down of today's count:

American Black Duck 2
Green -winged Teal 13
Lesser Scaup 2
Common Eider 9
Surf Scoter 1573
White-winged Scoter 25
Black Scoter 383
Long-tailed Duck 11
Buffelhead 3
Red-breasted Merganser 77
Red-throated Loon 21
Common Loon 6
Northern Gannet 23
Bonaparte's Gull 25
Ring-billed Gull 54
Herring Gull 717
Great Black-backed Gull 39

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