Same location from my previous post on Sunday morning:
several migrating C. Loons (no red-throated unfortunately)
about 1000 Scaup sp.
1 white-winged scoter
> From a beautiful observation point in charlotte this morning I saw a
> couple hundred scoters, the majority Black scoters with about thirty
> white-wingeds and at least two female surfs mixed in.
> At one point a flock of fifteen long-tailed ducks passed by heading south.
> Also present was a good number of bonaparte's gulls, 4 horned grebes, 3
> red-necked grebes, 6 scaup sp., 2 buffleheads, 5 common loons, and 10
> black ducks.
> Quoting Bonita <[log in to unmask]>:
>> An interesting day here after the snow of yesterday morning and
>> again this afternoon.
>> Juncos, a Carolina Wren, 2 Red-winged Blackbirds, one Belted
>> Kingfisher (at our pond), one American Robin (though a flock with
>> starlings of ~75 were here yesterday), some Cedar Waxwings and one
>> Fox Sparrow.
>> Also a large and very dark raptor seen from beneath as it flew high
>> above me. I couldn't see any color in the wings or tail but it
>> did have a brown head. Not a Red-tailed as I could see the tail
>> Bonnie Dundas