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
 
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