The following birds of note were reported from Erie County, Pa. for February
Iceland Gull 1 first cycle; to at least Jan. 30; Lake View Landfill
1 first cycle; Feb. 1; east of Dobbins Landing
Glaucous Gull 1 first cycle; through the week; Port Access Rd.
1 adult; Feb. 1; east of Dobbins Landing
Snowy Owl 1; to at least Jan. 28; Greene Twp.
1; to at least Jan. 31; Presque Isle Bay
Pine Siskin 4; Jan. 29; Fairview Twp.
There were approximately 8,000 ducks concentrated just east of Dobbins Landing at the channel from Port Access Rd. this past week. At least 75% were Red-breasted Mergansers.
Iceland Gull—up to 2 imm.; through the week; east of Dobbins Landing & Lake View Landfill
Lesser Black-backed Gull—1 adult; Feb. 4 to 7; Port Access Rd.
Glaucous Gull—1 adult; Feb. 1; east of Dobbins Landing
2 (one adult, one second cycle); Feb. 6; Lake View Landfill
Probable Glaucous X Herring Gull—1 first cycle; Feb. 6; east of Dobbins landing
Snowy Owl—1; continues to at least Feb. 6; Union City
Long-eared Owl—1; Feb. 7; pines on Presque Isle S.P.
Brown Thrasher—1; continues to at least Feb. 6; east Millcreek Twp.
Common Grackle--1 (early); Feb. 9; Franklin Twp.
Pine Siskin—1; to at least Feb. 8; Fairview Twp.
Iceland Gull up to 5; Lake View Landfill
Glaucous Gull up to 4; Lake View Landfill
Probable Herring Gull X Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult; parking lot near Lake View landfill
Snowy Owl 1; to at least Feb. 11; Greene Twp.
Northern Shrike 1; Feb. 15; Franklin Twp.
Surf Scoter 2; Feb. 22; east of Dobbins landing
Long-tailed Duck 7; Feb. 20 to 22; in the channel off Port Access Rd.
Iceland Gull 2 first cycle; to at least Feb. 17; Lake View Landfill
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult; Feb. 17; Lake View Landfill
Common Redpoll 4; Feb. 22; ranger's station feeder at Presque Isle S.P.
Up to 16 Bald Eagles have been seen gathering in the cottonwood trees at the north end of Port Access Road this past week.
White-winged Scoter up to 3; all week; next to the Thunder Bay ship in Presque Isle Bay
Long-tailed Duck up to 7; all week; channel
Rough-legged Hawk 1 light; Feb. 27; Fairview Twp.
Iceland Gull 2 first cycle; to Feb. 24; Lake View Landfill
Glaucous Gull up to 3 (2 first cycle, 1 adult); Lake View Landfill and east of Dobbins landing
Snowy Owl 1; to at least Feb. 26; Siegel Marsh
Northern Saw-whet Owl 1; Feb. 23; Erie
1; Feb. 27; pines on Presque Isle S. P.
1 found dead; early part of week; Edinboro
Erie County Bird Reports
from Jerry McWilliams
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