THE BIRD REPORT
The following birds of note were reported from January 12, 2021 to March 26, 2021 from Presque Isle S.P. unless noted otherwise.
Snow Goose--1 white; second week of March; Edinboro Lake; J.F., et al.
Cackling Goose--2; March 11; Presque Isle Hawk Watch; J.M.
Common Goldeneye X Hooded Merganser--1 male; March 5; off east pier; J.H.
Eared Grebe—1; March 1 to 22; Leo’s; J.M., et al.
Long-billed Dowitcher--2; March 21; Gull Point; J.Bo.; Earliest spring record in the county.
Snowy Owl--1; March 2; Edinboro; J.H.
Long-eared Owl--1; March 21 to 25; pines; R.D.
Short-eared Owl--1; Feb. 27 & 28; Gull Point; J.B., R.D., resp. 1; March 23; TREC; J.Bo. 1; March 24; Gull Point; R.S.
Northern Saw-whet Owl--1; March 24; pines; J.M.
Common Redpoll--singles and small groups; to at least March 24; throughout the county; mob.
Indigo Bunting--1 male; March 24 (record early by about two weeks); Erie; Erie resident
Black-headed Gull--1; Jan. 22; west pier; J.M., J.F
Herring Gull X Great Black-backed Gull--1 adult; Jan. 20 & 23; Presque Isle Bay; J.M.
Red-throated Loon--1; Jan. 16, 21, and Feb. 1 (late); Sunset Point; J.M.
Black Vulture--2; March 8; Presque Isle Hawk Watch at TREC; J.M., et al;
March 21; Presque Isle Hawk Watch at TREC; J.M.
Northern Shrike—1; continuing from December 2020 through March 6; SGL #109; mob.
J.B.-Justin Berkheimer, J.Bo-Jason Bojczyk, R.D.-Roger Donn, J.F.-Jennifer Ferrick, J.H.-Jamie Hill, J.M.-Jerry McWilliams, R.S.-Ruth Swaney, mob.-many observers
Jerry McWilliams, 3508 Allegheny Rd., Erie, Pa. 16508-2129
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