Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Jennifer Ferrick, Jerry McWilliams, Russ States, Sam Stull
Sam Stull, Jennifer Ferrick, Russ States, and Justin Berkheimer assisted
with the count. Bonnie Ginader stopped for a brief visit.
The predicted storms never happened. It remained partly cloudy and was
quite warm all day with SW wind until around mid-day when the winds shifted
to the west and virtually shut down the start of a BW flight. Vultures
continued, but were moving well away from the lake.
A very slow start to the day then birds started to fly between the 0900 and
1000 hr. EST, moving low and quickly. When the wind shifted to the west
shortly after mid-day, there were fewer birds observed and most were moving
higher and farther away from the lake.
Double-crested Cormorant 2, Great Blue Heron 1, Green Heron 1, Cedar
Waxwing 140, Red-headed Woodpecker 5, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1, Blue Jay
88, Eastern Bluebird 12, Eastern Kingbird 1, American Goldfinch 8
Cloudy and cooler with west wind. No watch tomorrow.
Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>