Date: 4/15/17 5:28 am From: Richard Price <rprice210...> Subject: Good Day at West Fairview and West Hanover
My wife Peggy and I had a good morning yesterday birding the Creek Trail from West Fairview, where we had 33 species, including 2 Yellow-throated Warblers, 1 Pine Warbler, several Yellow-rumped Warblers, 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a pair of male and female Belted Kingfishers.
Upon arriving back home in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County, we were surprised to find at least 2 male Purple Finches and 1 female at our feeders, in the Viburnum, and in the blossoming Serviceberry ( Shad bush.) It's the first time we've seen Purple Finches in the yard since 2014. One of the males was in extremely bright breeding plumage.