Date: 11/8/19 9:39 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for November 8, 2019
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle State ParkDate:  November 8, 2019Time:  0645 to 0945Weather: Partly cloudy, NW wind to 25 mph, waves 4' to 5', Temp. 35 FComments: There was a good movement of scaup with about 20% consisting of Greaters.  There was a modest movement of Red-breasted Mergansers, but still the numbers are lower than in the past.  Most birds were moving west.  Highlight was the flock of over 200 Snow Buntings crossing the lake from Canada, and the small flock of Rusty Blackbirds that landed briefly in a tree near our lookout.  Justin Berkheimer assisted with the count. Waterbirds recorded:
American Black Duck  18Mallard  46Canvasback  2Redhead  6Ring-necked Duck  1Greater Scaup  110Lesser Scaup  328unidentified scaup  2130Surf Scoter  13White-winged Scoter  8Black Scoter  12Surf/Black scoter  3Long-tailed Duck  2Bufflehead  13Common Goldeneye  27Hooded Merganser  2Red-breasted Merganser  400Common Loon  2unidentified loon  2Double-crested Cormorant  6
Other birds moving along or across the lake:
Bald Eagle  2Snow Bunting  200+Rusty Blackbird  8

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