Date: 10/26/19 8:29 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for October 26, 2019
Date:  October 26, 2019Time:  0740 to1010Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy, NE wind to 10 mph, waves 1' to 2', temp. 48 FComments:  A few scaup moving as well as Double-crested Cormorants and Common Loons.  Buffleheads have started moving as well.  Ducks and loons were flying both east and west and cormorants were flying across the lake from Canada.  Unusual was seeing two Sharp-shinned Hawks crossing the lake from Canada.  The first time I have seen this happen for this species.  Jennifer Ferrick, Justin Berkheimer, and Chad Kauffman assisted with the count.
Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose  1Gadwall  11American Wigeon  3Mallard  23Northern Shoveler  1Green-winged Teal  6Lesser Scaup  250Surf Scoter  17White-winged Scoter  1Black Scoter  16 (all females in one flock)Bufflehead  23Common Goldeneye  6Red-breasted Merganser  12Red-throated Loon  3Common Loon  67Horned Grebe  11Double-crested Cormorant  300
Other birds moving across the lake:
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Other moving along the lake:
Monarch  2

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