Final Waterbird report:
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle State Park
Date: January 1, 2017
Time: 0735 to 0935
Weather: Variably cloudy, temp. 33 F, SW wind to 10 mph, onshore waves two feet.
Comments: Nearly all movement was westbound. This is will be the last count for the season.
Lesser Scaup 31
Greater Scaup 8
Unidentified scaup 4
White-winged Scoter 11
Black Scoter 1 imm. Male
Long-tailed Duck 14
Common Goldeneye 11
Common Merganser 6
Red-breasted Merganser 160
Red-throated Loon 3
Common Loon 8
Horned Grebe 2
Bird Reports for January:
The following birds of note were reported from Presque Isle S.P., Pa. unless noted otherwise:
Black Scoter 1; Jan. 1 (waterbird count)
Red-necked Grebe 1; Dec. 31
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1; Jan. 1
Glaucous Gull 1; Jan. 1
Iceland Gull 1; Dec. 31
Black Scoter 1; Jan. 1; Sunset Point (Waterbird count)
Red-necked Grebe 1; Jan. 1 & 2; north pier
Lesser Black-backed Gull up to 2; Jan. 1 & 2; Presque Isle
Glaucous Gull 1; Jan. 1; off Leo’s
Snowy Owl 1; Jan. 5; Erie International Airport
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1; Jan. 8; Girard
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1; To at least Jan. 2; Harborcreek
Pine Siskins were reported coming to a feeder in Fairview Twp
Glaucous Gull 1; Jan. 16; marina
Snowy Owl 1; Jan. 21; Gull Point
Chipping Sparrow 1; Jan 20 (late); Millcreek twp.
Snow Goose 1; Jan. 29; Fairview Business Park
White-winged Scoter 1; Jan. 28; foot of East Ave.
Great Blue Heron 131(high count); Jan. 29; Niagara Pond, Presque Isle S.P.
Iceland Gull up to 4; Jan. 27 to 29; Lake View Landfill and Presque Isle Bay
Herring Gull 1 (adult dark mantled); Jan. 27; Lake View Landfill
Lesser Black-backed Gull up to 4; Jan. 24 to 29; Presque Isle Bay
Slaty-backed Gull 1 adult; Jan. 27 to 29; Lake View Landfill & off vista 1, Presque Isle S.P. First county record and potential second state record.
Glaucous Gull up to 4; Jan. 24 to 28; Lake View Landfill & Presque Isle Bay
Snowy Owl 1; Jan. 27; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.
Common Raven 1; Jan. 28; Lake View Landfill
Common Redpoll 1; Jan. 29; Pine Tree trail, Presque Isle S.P.
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