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.
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. <jerrymcw...>