Avalon Seawatch, 8 October 2016

     Todays sunrise was full of spectacular colors of red, pink, and orange but the clouds quickly covered them up before 8am. The northeast wind continued at 4mph and picked up to 14mph by the end of the day. It started drizzling on and off around 11am and continued through dusk. The air was damp but a pleasant 68 degrees.
     The morning count started with a Northern Gannet diving  in the horizon and distant Double Crested Cormorants following the inner shoreline. Several groups of Scoters flew by but it seemed like there were more, or an equivalent number of birds flying north. Most of the birds seen today were counted in the morning as there was poor visibility in the afternoon. There was a total of 1,274 birds counted and below is the breakdown by species.

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