Thirteen JAS members visited the Watkins Lake SP for our annual autumn waterfowl tour. It was a beautiful morning with clear skies and comfortable temperatures going from about 35 to 55F during our visit. We had a good variety of waterfowl with 18 species counted. A large flock (~1,000) of Canada Goose came in shortly after we started. And with all eyes on, 2 Snow Goose were spotted! A significant number of Hooded Merganser were observed.
The raptor count was low with a late arriving Bald Eagle and Red-Tailed Hawk, not seen by many participants. And a first for me-NO Manchester Turkey Vultures. They seem to be reliable all year round.
Trip eBird list available at https://ebird.org/checklist/S154461745