Saturday, September 22, 2012

Loon Migration

I did a complete census of Moorecroft Regional Park this morning. I won't bore anyone with the data though. It was like a graveyard in the forest. Except for striking numbers of Red-breasted Nuthatches, there were virtually no birds at all. It did get a bit more interesting when I got to Vesper Point though. There was a really heavy migration of loons taking place. And although we have been seeing one or two Common Loons here for the past few weeks, today there were Pacific and Red-throated Loons as well. In two hours this morning I counted the following birds moving past Vesper Point;

Pacific Loon: 112
Common loon: 38
Red-throated Loon: 2

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