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 plainly.
> Bonnie Dundas