Date: 10/9/19 3:14 pm
From: Dean Kendall <deankendall...>
Subject: Re: Erie County waterbird count for October 9, 2019
Is the gull predation on migrant passerines something new that you're seeing? Wondering if it's just those particular gulls have learned it's worthwhile to hang out there and focus on that, or if it's a pattern you or others have seen before, maybe often. Seems gulls could make a fair dent in passerine populations if it's happening everywhere.

Dean, Berks Co

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> On Behalf Of Jerry McWilliams
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:30 AM
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Subject: [PABIRDS] Erie County waterbird count for October 9, 2019

Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park Date: October 9, 2019 Time:0715 to 0845 Weather: Clear, SE wind to 5 mph, temp. 49 F, waves about one foot. Comments: Very quiet on the water front. The only two Passerines crossing the lake were take n down by Ring-billed Gulls. Despite the very slow morning a Red-necked Grebe flew in and landed offshore,

Waterbirds recorded:

Canada Goose 23
Common Merganser 1
RED-NECKED GREBE 1Double-crested Cormorant 4Common/Forster's tern 1

Others moving across the lake:
unidentified Passerine 2 (both taken by RBGU)unidentified bat 1Monarch 1

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>

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