Seawatch - 7 October 2014

Time observed: 0700 - 1830
Observer: Sam Galick

Species observed:
Green-winged Teal - 5
Surf Scoter - 6
Black Scoter - 1
Common Loon - 3
Northern Gannet - 6
Double-crested Cormorant - 147
Great Egret - 15
Snowy Egret - 6
Laughing Gull - 4
Bonaparte's Gull - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 1
Great Black-backed Gull - 64
Forster's Tern - 277
Parasitic Jaeger - 8
Jaeger sp. - 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1
Great Shearwater - 1

Total: 548

A note from Skye:
I took a much needed day off, and am very grateful that local birder Sam Galick was able to cover for me today (Tom Reed is busy gallivanting this week up in Barrow, Alaska with Ross's Gulls...). Sam got to deal with a second day of strong south winds and little migration, but the lucky guy sure did get a good one for sticking it out all day- in the last 15 minutes of the count a GREAT SHEARWATER flew by. As near as I can tell, this is only the 2nd or 3rd record for Avalon for this species- pretty cool!

Caspian Tern. [Photo by Sam Galick.]
Pine Warbler. [Photo by Sam Galick.]

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