With light east winds I did a sky-watch this morning atop Battery Godfrey (6:30-10:30 AM), until the winds shifted and the fog began to encroach.
Observations of local interest:
Brant 2 (on water)
Canada Goose 1 (fly-by)
Mallard 1 m. (fly-by)
Surf Scoter 505 (multiple flocks flying W high over the Gate)
Osprey 1 (flyover N)
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 ad.
Peregrine Falcon 1
Great Egret 1 (flyover NE)
Com. Loon 4 (alt. plumage; flyovers NW)
Red-thr. Loon 1 (basic; on water)
Brown Pelican 12
Whimbrel 53 (1 flock flying W through the Gate)
Heermann's Gull 2 ad./1 imm.
Herring Gull 2 ad.
Glaucous-winged Gull 1 imm.
Caspian Tern 4
Pigeon Guillemot 1
Com. Murre 4
Eur. Collared-Dove 46 (multiple flocks N)
Band-tailed Pigeon 3 (1 flock N)
Belted Kingfisher 1 m. (perched atop cypress then flew E)
N. Flicker 1 f.
Steller's Jay 1
Cedar Waxwing 34 (calling flyovers)
Or.-cr. Warbler 2
Townsend's Warbler 5 (calling flyovers)
Yel.-rumped Warbler 4 (calling flyovers)
Fox Sparrow 1
Cal. Towhee 1
Hooded Oriole 1 f. (flyover S)
Am. Goldfinch 11 (calling flyovers)
Lesser Goldfinch 5
Purple Finch 6 (incl. female carrying nesting materials)