Well that was interesting. When have I even birded all day and had 640 Brown-headed cowbirds and 14 Red-winged blackbirds? Never! Numbers of species in our area for the Cocoa CBC were low with 88 species plus a couple domestics. We missed Painted bunting, which is hard to do in our area. Very low numbers of most species, except Brown-headed cowbird. Lesser scaup numbers were up from last year with 1850. Last year I think it was around 500ish. Many years we see 5-10,000 in our section of the Indian River Lagoon.
Other low numbers: Tricolored heron - 1, American coot - 1, Ruby-crowned kinglet - 1, Pine warbler - 2, Chipping sparrow - 3, Laughing gull - 13,000.
Tomorrow I'm leading a trip to STA 1E with Audubon of the Everglades. Up and at 'em early again.