Date: 4/22/19 6:02 pm From: Scott Kinzey <0000007977429723-dmarc-request...> Subject: Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County
There were a lot of birds today on Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County but not quite the variety as on April 8. Common Loon, Red-breasted Merganser and Herring Gull were much fewer but Double-crested Cormorant, Bufflehead and Ruddy Duck were way up. Bald Eagle and Osprey are very watchable here all day long. The loon and cormorant numbers are only what I saw but there are likely more scattered around the lake. List is combined of the four best vantage points on the lake which I believe are Launch 1, Launch 2, Marina/causeway and upper causeway. Highlights only.
Double-crested Cormorant 468Ruddy Duck 504Bufflehead 92Common Merganser 9Red-breasted Merganser 4Horned Grebe 4Pied-billed Grebe 1Gadwall 16Common Loon 18Bonaparte's Gull 11Ring-billed Gull 4Herring Gull 7Osprey and Bald Eagle numerousCliff Swallow 2Yellow Warbler 1House Wren 1Purple Martin 3Spotted Sandpiper 1 yesterday
Scott KinzeyAllegheny County