Date: 11/13/17 6:48 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie Waterbird count for Nov. 13, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: November 13, 2017
Time: 0705 to 0835
Weather: Cloudy, temp.40 F, calm wind becoming NNW to 10 mph, calm onshore waves becoming one to twofeet.
Comments: Very slow withonly one large flock of about 400 scaup moving west. Small numbers of everything else. The four Black-bellied Plovers are likely thesame birds that have been present the last several days. Highlight this morning was a Purple Sandpiperthat sat briefly on the easternmost prototype breakwater before taking off andflying north across the lake towards Canada! Roger Donn assisted with the count. Also thanks to a Michigan visiting birder, Kirby Adams.

Waterbirds recorded:

Lesser Scaup 25
Scaup species 400
Surf Scoter 2
White-winged Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 4
Common Goldeneye 2
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 1
Red-breastedMerganser 61
Red-throated Loon 3
Common Loon 17
Horned Grebe 26
Black-belliedPlover 4
PURPLE SANDPIPER 1

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
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