Date: 9/23/19 2:52 pm
From: Ron & Amy Burkert <raburkert...>
Subject: Re: Some more info on Avocets Allegheny Co.

Thanks for the heads up.

Got to see and photograph the avocets from about 3:00 until I left at 4:39. Saw Joe Papp and Leslie Ferree. They would float downriver (North in this case) to about the RR bridge and then fly (relocate) S to about the Island Boat Club and start floating again. They relocated twice while I was there. Didn’t see them flying because I was relocating both times. The best viewing was from a river access trail just across from the Bike Trail Parking Lot off of Preble Ave. (next to Duquesne Light). Sit on the sewer outflow concrete block and let them float by. ;)

Closer estimate, until I can count them in a photo, was 70-80 blue-winged teal.

Ron Burkert
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> On Sep 23, 2019, at 11:40 AM, Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...> wrote:
> Captain Ryan sent me these details of his recent American Avocet sighting:
> Latitude: 40.4631
> Longitude: -80.0383
> Time: 10:50am
> Count: 10
> Robert S. Mulvihill
> Ornithologist
> National Aviary
> 700 Arch Street
> Pittsburgh, PA 15212
> 412-258-1148
> <Robert.mulvihill...> <Robert.mulvihill...>
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