Date: 11/8/18 10:21 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 8, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 8, 2018     

Time:0700 to 0900

Weather: Cloudy, WNWwind to 15 mph, waves 3’ to 4’, temp. 44 F, occasional sprinkle.

Comments:  The beach work is done at Presque Isle, so itwas nice to be doing the count from Sunset Point again.  There was a light, but species diverse,westward movement of waterbirds. Highlight was an immature Parasitic Jaeger that streamed by low over thewater in a westward movement before rocketing skyward for a brief chase at aRing-billed Gull, then continuing west and out of sight.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
American Black Duck  3

Mallard  8

Green-winged Teal  7

Greater Scaup  1

Lesser Scaup  160

Surf Scoter  2

White-winged Scoter  4

Black Scoter  1

Surf/Black scoter  1

Long-tailed Duck  1

Bufflehead  27

Common Goldeneye  5

Red-breasted Merganser  72

Red-throated Loon  7

Common Loon  43

Unidentified loon  4

Horned Grebe  32

Dunlin  1

PARASITIC JAEGER  1 imm.


 
Other bird moving alongthe lake:


 
Bald Eagle  1 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 
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