Sunday, September 28, 2008

Highlights: Black Scoter
Another day covering the waterbird count. There was a nice flight today. A thousand Canada Geese, 85 Green-winged Teal, over 400 White-winged Scoters, over 100 Surf Scoters, just over 200 Common Loons, and over 200 Red-breasted Mergansers. Other sightings included; American Wigeon, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Red-throated Loon, Red-necked Grebe, and Sandhill Crane. Plover numbers were down today, with just 2 American Goldens, and 1 Black-bellied. A dark/rufous morph Red-tailed Hawk was also seen today.
Common Loon
I made a visit to one of our local MAS sanctuaries this afternoon. There were bear and wolf tracks on a damp lake bed in the Shroyer Sanctuary.

bear tracks

bear and wolf tracks

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