Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total observation time: 2.5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Jerry McWilliams, Russ States
Visitors: Russ States assisted with the count. Neil Shea stopped by to visit.
Weather: Mostly clear with high clouds drifting in later. Cold NW wind to 10 mph.
Raptor Observations: Leftover vultures from yesterday's big movement the first 90 minutes flying low and along the lake shore, than it dwindled down to just a few birds. Surprisingly were over 150 vultures roosting along the entrance of Presque Isle State Park until at least 9:00 EST and at least 50 birds were still roosting there at lunch time. Not many hawks.
Non-raptor Observations: Red-breasted Merganser-52, Double-crested Cormorant-40, Common Loon-1, Northern Flicker-2, American Robin-8, Eastern Meadowlark-2
Predictions: Clear with light SW wind early becoming westerly later in the morning. Tough to say what will happen tomorrow. A flight not promising the rest of the week as cold north wind returns along with precipitation.
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>