Date: 3/17/17 5:44 pm From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> Subject: Pectoral Sandpiper, many field birds, Berks
Besides the concentration of shorebirds in this snowy wetland (below), I saw thousands of Horned Larks and blackbirds on manure, one Lapland Longspur, 2 N. Harriers, a couple thousand lingering Snow Geese and many other field birds at and near Pheasant Valley Farm, Robesonia.
> School Rd. wetland, Marion Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania, US > Mar 17, 2017 2:05 PM - 2:25 PM > Protocol: Stationary > Comments: Sunny, about 8" snowcover. Most of wetland covered with > snow, but a small area open. > 8 species > > Killdeer 4 > Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Smaller than Wilson's Snipe & Killdeer, but > larger than any peep. Chunky shorebird with fairly short yellowish bill, > heavy streaking on breast (darkest on center of breast) that ended > abruptly at white belly, yellowish legs, pale supercilium, warm buffy > feather edgings on folded wings. Walked about in grassy wet areas picking > at prey. Did not probe in manner of snipe. I have a previous Berks Co. > March record of 2 birds near Fleetwood 3/11/13 and there are other March > records. > Wilson's Snipe 18 > Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 > Mourning Dove 2 > European Starling 300 > Common Grackle 6 > Brown-headed Cowbird 1 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35242819 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa) > Rudy Keller Boyertown, PA Berks County