Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WGLBBO Waterbird Watch early March 2014 - Harrington Beach State Park

Waterbird Watch Technician Jonathan Stein reports:

The watch's first week has been a slow one with limited movement occurring mostly during the early morning hours. Monday March 10 was by far the most active day when warmer temperatures, favorable winds, clear skies and melting ice led to more species up and moving. The species with the highest counts so far have been Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser and Greater Scaup. Common Goldeneye are right behind them, then Herring and Ring-billed Gulls as well as Canada Goose, Common Merganser, White-winged Scoter and Mallard. Small numbers of Bufflehead, Horned Grebe, Common Loon, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle and Great Black-backed Gull have also been noted.

WGLBBO Waterbird Watch technician Jonathan Stein

WGLBBO Intern Tim Demers

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