Date: 3/27/17 5:57 pm From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> Subject: scaup fallout, many other waterfowl, berks
LO is almost never dull at this time of year, and I usually end up spending much more time than I intended.
> Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Pennsylvania, US > Mar 27, 2017 2:18 PM - 6:18 PM > Protocol: Traveling > 4.0 mile(s) > Comments: Overcast with mist on lake, then clearing, light SW wind, > 55F. > 49 species (+3 other taxa) > > Snow Goose X Flock heard overhead in clouds. > Canada Goose 200 > Mute Swan 3 > Tundra Swan 13 > Wood Duck 21 > Gadwall 22 > American Wigeon 204 Still exploiting an easy way to get food, many of > these continue to kleptoparasitize Ring-necked > Ducks and lately Am. Coots, both of which bring up submerged plants from > dives, which wigeons rush in to steal. Gadwall and sometimes Redheads key > into the same behavior, but neither species is as aggressive as Wigeons. > American Black Duck 7 > Mallard 8 > Gadwall x Mallard (hybrid) 1 The same drake seen here 2/22/17 and > 3/1/17. Still accompanying a female Gadwall. Pair not associated with > other Gadwall on this visit. See 2/22/17 checklist for interesting > behavioral observations. > Northern Pintail 6 > Green-winged Teal (American) 44 > Redhead 46 > Ring-necked Duck 210 > Lesser Scaup 30 > Greater/Lesser Scaup 421 Probably mostly Lesser Scaup, but too > distant in low light and mist for more accurate identification. Probably > came down in last night's rain. > Bufflehead 92 > Hooded Merganser 76 > Common Merganser 110 > Pied-billed Grebe 6 > Horned Grebe 6 > Double-crested Cormorant 18 > Great Blue Heron 11 > Turkey Vulture 21 > Bald Eagle 1 > American Coot 77 > Bonaparte's Gull 6 > Ring-billed Gull 67 > Mourning Dove 2 > Belted Kingfisher 3 > Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 > Downy Woodpecker 1 > Hairy Woodpecker 1 > Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3 > Eastern Phoebe 4 Migrants coming in. > American Crow 10 > Fish Crow 3 > Tree Swallow 3 > Carolina Chickadee 6 > Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 1 > White-breasted Nuthatch 2 > Carolina Wren 6 > Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 > Eastern Bluebird 4 > American Robin 23 > Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2 > Song Sparrow 3 > Northern Cardinal 8 > Red-winged Blackbird 15 > Common Grackle 200 > House Finch 5 > American Goldfinch 1 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35481663 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa) > Rudy Keller Boyertown, PA Berks County