The waterfowl species count was way down today. Guess they all headed south, leaving the (mostly ice covered) lake to the gulls!

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  48
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  2
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)  7
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  6
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  10
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)  4
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  485
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  1
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  220
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  32
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  48
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  X
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  15
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1240
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)  20
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  29
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  10
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  12

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Larry Lade
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