Date: 3/30/17 8:43 pm
From: Marge Vantassel <marvantassel...>
Subject: Moraine State Park (Butler County)
North Shore including McDanels boat Launch and cove near cabins
~40+ Double-crested Cormorants (FOY)
2 Eastern Phoebes (FOY)
1 Common Loon stayed around McDanels Boat Launch most of the day
14 Red-breasted Mergansers
2 Belted Kingfishers
(a flock of what looked to be perhaps Long-tailed Ducks kept swirling
around the osprey platform then near the fishing deck and disappeared as a
couple watched with me but altho' I walked out the trail past the fishing
dock at McDanels Boat Launch I could not relocate them)
2 Osprey on nest

South Shore
~68 American Coots
~12 Ruddy Ducks
Ringnecked Ducks
3 Pied Billed Grebes
2 Horned Grebes (later there were 5 Horned Grebes altogether at the last
boat launch before the park office)
~12 Bufflehead
7 Wild Turkeys

Waterfowl Observation Platform
Ringnecked Ducks
Lesser Scaup
Buffeheads
Wood Ducks
2 Redhead Ducks (1m, 1f) late afternoon
3 Turkey Vultures
2 Osprey
1 Immature Bald Eagle

Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
 
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