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The following is the results of Grand River Audubon's Big Sit. This was a temporary location due to Swan Lake NWR being Closed. 

 The Best bird of the day was the Surf Scoter. Other good birds were the Foresters' Tern, Osprey and Merlin.   

Location: Fountain Grove CA
Date: 10/13/2013 at 5:35:00 AM
Observers: Terry McNeely and June Newman,  Doris Fitchett,  Steve Kinder,  Dan McCann,  Edge Wade
69 species recorded
This is a tally form Grand River Audubon's Big Sit circle, held on the east side of Che-Rue Lake.  All Species were observed form the circle.

Temperature was low 39 -  high 72  Wind 0-12 NE,  Clear Sky  fog over water early


Species List:
Greater White-fronted Goose - 2
Canada Goose - 35
Wood Duck - 4
Mallard - 10
Blue-winged Teal - 3
Northern Shoveler - 8
Northern Pintail - 18
Ring-necked Duck - 12
Lesser Scaup - 2
Surf Scoter - 1
Ruddy Duck - 2
Northern Bobwhite - 4
Pied-billed Grebe - 97
Horned Grebe - 5
Double-crested Cormorant - 250
American White Pelican - 14
Great Blue Heron - 9
Great Egret - 1
Turkey Vulture - 35
Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
American Coot - 350
Killdeer - 9
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Lesser Yellowlegs - 5
Wilson's Snipe - 2
Bonaparte's Gull - 60
Franklin's Gull - 10
Ring-billed Gull - 30
Forster's Tern - 1
Great Horned Owl - 9
Barred Owl - 7
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-headed Woodpecker - 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 3
Merlin - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 3
Blue Jay - 15
American Crow - 10
Tree Swallow - 1000
Barn Swallow - 1000
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 2
American Robin - 65
European Starling - 150
Orange-crowned Warbler - 1
Nashville Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 5
Savannah Sparrow - 2
Song Sparrow - 6
Lincoln's Sparrow - 3
Swamp Sparrow - 20
White-throated Sparrow - 30
White-crowned Sparrow - 5
Dark-eyed Junco - 1
Northern Cardinal - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 750
Eastern Meadowlark - 2
Common Grackle - 25
American Goldfinch - 200

This report was generated by the CACHE/SPARKS Project, a service of the Audubon Society of Missouri



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