Seawatch - November 26 - December 2, 2018

The days are becoming much more hit and miss as we enter December.  The difference between east wind and west wind days is more noticeable, but there's always something moving here at the Seawatch!  Check out our totals from this past week:

November 26: 6140
November 27: 3177
November 28: 976
November 29: 3572
November 30: 12,024
December 1: 9093
December 2: 373

The most exciting news from this week is that we have officially broken the record for the highest season count of Black Scoter!!!  Those who were following along last year know that last year was the record high count of Black Scoter as well, with around 264,000.  Well, at the end of this week, we already have 270,000!  How many will we end the season with?  Keep checking in to the blog to find out!

Rare birds of the week include Little Gull, 5 Razorbill, and a Pomarine Jaeger.  The highlight of the week was definitely the flight of November 30th, with 12,000 total birds!  I had 4500 Black Scoter that day, which officially put us over last year's single season record of Black Scoter, along with nearly 1400 Surf Scoter and 1100 Surf/Black Scoters.  Not to mention 2300 Red-throated Loons and 100 Long-tailed Ducks!  For a late November day, there were certainly lots of scoter!

There weren't too many other standout days, so be sure to check out each day's count to see what I'm not mentioning! 

Good birding!

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