Date: 10/26/18 8:19 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 26, 2018
Location: Walnut Creekaccess

Date: October 26, 2018      

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, temp.40 F, wind E to 5 mph, waves less than a foot.    

Comments:  Almost no movement close to shore, butoffshore at least two to three miles out there was a huge record breaking flockof scaup (mostly, if not all, Lesser Scaup) that periodically lifted off andcircled a few times before settling back down on the water.  Every time the flock lifted off they movedeastward, often strung out for more than a mile.

Waterbirds recorded:

Lesser Scaup  207

SCAUP species  25000+(mostly, if not all Lessers)

White-winged Scoter  1

Surf/Black Scoter  1

Bufflehead  1

Red-breastedMerganser  3

Common Loon  3

Horned Grebe  11

Double-crestedCormorant  12

Other birds movingacross the lake:

Unidentified Passerine  2  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
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