Date: 10/18/19 8:05 am From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Subject: Erie County waterbird count for October 18, 2019
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle State ParkDate: October 18, 2019Time: 0725 to 0955Weather: Mostly cloudy, wind NW to 15 mph, temp. 48 F, waves to two feet.Comments: Most waterbird movement was Lesser Scaup, Green-winged Teal, and Double-crested Cormorant, which were moving across the lake from Canada. There was also a fair number of Surf Scoters on the move. There were many ducks too far offshore to identify. Highlight was watching a Peregrine Falcon knock a Surf Scoter out of the air. The Surf Scoter hit the water and remained on the water while the Peregrine moved on without pursuing the scoter. Most birds were moving west. Jim Flynn, Justin Berkheimer, and Jennifer Ferrick assisted with the count. Also several visitors including a family from Australia.
Canada Goose 1American Wigeon 10American Black Duck 16Mallard 5Northern Pintail 4Green-winged Teal 112Lesser Scaup 197Surf Scoter 25Surf/Black scoter 2White-winged Scoter 1Red-breasted Merganser 22Red-throated Loon 2Common Loon 13Double-crested Cormorant 1000Common/Forster's Tern 3
Other birds moving along the lake:
Turkey Vulture 3Bald Eagle 1Peregrine Falcon 1
Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>