Seawatch, 28 September 2015

It was a slow morning at the Avalon Seawatch today, with less than 1,000 birds tallied. The afternoon was significantly more exciting, with the Jaeger hour coming with impressive force as well as the first Shearwater of the season. A total of 17 Parasitic Jaegers were counted, with 10 making their way past the counter in 4 minutes! 

Counter: Tom Reed.
Total for the day: 757
Total birds for the season: 14,886
09/28Season Totals
BAEA - Bald Eagle11
BBPL - Black-bellied Plover134
BLSC - Black Scoter1337
BLSK - Black Skimmer3879
BLTE - Black Tern11
BRAN - Brant13
BRPE - Brown Pelican713
CATE - Caspian Tern171
COSH - Cory's Shearwater11
COTE - Common Tern2635
DCCO - Double-crested Cormorant3245,216
DWSC-SP - Surf/Black (Dark-winged) Scoter Species82230
FOTE - Forster's Tern1979
GBBG - Great Black-backed Gull1069
GRCO - Great Cormorant17
HERG - Herring Gull542
LAGU - Laughing Gull8181
MONARCH - Monarch Butterfly12--
NOGA - Northern Gannet14
OSPR - Osprey219
PAJA - Parasitic Jaeger1726
PEFA - Peregrine Falcon33
RBGU - Ring-billed Gull16
ROYT - Royal Tern104257
RTHU - Ruby-throated Hummingbird15
SAVS - Savannah Sparrow11
STERNA-SP - Sterna Species314
SULPHURC - Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly2--
SUSC - Surf Scoter2351
WESA - Western Sandpiper115

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