It was another good day on seemingly poor winds which make the upcoming forecast of strong west/northwest winds make me think we could be in store for quite the week. Overall numbers were unsurprisingly down from yesterday but the movement was still good this morning though migration had essentially stopped by about 2 p.m.
The bird's making their first real showing of the fall were Canada Geese with consistent skeins crossing south from their "homeland" throughout the morning adding up to over 800 by the day's end. Also appearing in very good numbers were both loon species with 216 Commons and 24 Red-throateds while there are apparently still a few Blue-winged Teal left to go south as another 346 were noted during the morning.
Watefowl numbers overall were down from yesterday but included single Surf Scoter and Cackling Goose, among the other more common species for the time of year. Grebe numbers dropped off slightly with 182 Red-neckeds and 21 Horneds for the day. Common Terns passed by in several flocks totaling just shy of 75 birds with one of those flocks containing a single Black Tern.
Shorebirds were present in large numbers though most of that was the 75+ Sanderlings but also included 13 Black-bellied Plovers, 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, and the first Least Sandpiper in nearly a week.