Date: 2/28/17 7:52 pm
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...>
Subject: Middle Creek, Lancaster
The show isn't over in spite of days of excellent migrating weather. The
Eurasian Green-winged Teal is still in the pond by the white barn.


> Middle Creek WMA (IBA) (Lancaster Co.), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US
> Feb 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Overcast, 58-61F.
> 29 species
>
> Snow Goose 40000 PGC estimate
> Cackling Goose 2 Paired; stayed together after several flushes of
> Snow Goose flock. Remained embedded in Snow Goose flock; did not join
> Canada Geese. One slightly larger than the other, but both smaller than
> Snow Geese. Larger one had dark breast that looked slightly purplish in
> some lights, small partial white neckband only on front of neck,
> indistinct black chinstrap, fairly small white cheek patch. Short, thick
> based bill, short slightly sloping forehead and squared crown gave it a
> heavy headed look. Smaller bird had a light breast, fairly prominent
> complete white neck ring broadest in front, fairly wide white cheek patch
> with no chinstrap, and the head profile of a typical Richardson's type as
> seen in this area.
> Canada Goose 2000 PGC estimate
> Tundra Swan 2500 PGC estimate
> Gadwall 10
> American Wigeon 6
> American Black Duck 67
> Mallard 2
> Northern Shoveler 2
> Northern Pintail 42
> Green-winged Teal (American) 8
> Ring-necked Duck 14
> Greater Scaup 1
> Common Merganser 2
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Turkey Vulture 5
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> American Coot 6
> American Crow 43
> Eastern Bluebird 4
> American Robin 15
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> European Starling 30
> Song Sparrow 5
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 150
> Eastern Meadowlark 1
> Common Grackle 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34882170
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County
 
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