Tim is taking his first days off of the season, so I covered the waterbird count today. The waterbird flight was relatively slow today, but picked up a bit again after the winds turned northwest. Waterbirds seen today included; Redhead, American Wigeon, Red-throated Loon, and White-winged and Surf Scoters. American Golden-Plover and Black-bellied Plover continue daily. The Golden-Plovers and the Horned Larks made several very close approaches to the waterbird shack. The Merlin was regularly chasing the crows today (photos below).
the chase continues in a dive