Date: 4/16/17 9:44 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) (4/9-4/15)
All,
The reported species count was 82 this week. Highlights include:
9 duck species including:
1 Blue-winged Teal 4/10
2 N. Shovelers 4/10
Ruddy Duck-large numbers continue-high report 101 4/12
2 Red-breasted Mergansers 4/11-4/12
1 Pied-billed Grebe 4/10
Common Loon all week
Double-crested Cormorant-high report 105 4/15(one with partial white crests continues -photo)(Also 4/10, one with leg band X8Z was banded 6/9/2015 as an adult at
Lake Champlain, Four Brothers Island,Wellsborough, NY. Photo Lynne Falterbauer).
1 Green Heron 4/10 (photo)

Osprey numbers increasing -high report 3 4/15
1 Broad-winged Hawk 4/12
1 Amer. Woodcock 4/11
2 Wilson's Snipe 4/12
1 Caspian Tern 4/10 (photo)
1 Merlin 4/12 & 4/15. At least a 15 minute aerial combat 4/12 between it and a pair of crows. I think the crows were building a nest. Sometimes the Merlin was chasing one of the crows, and sometimes the crow was chasing the Merlin.
1 Purple Martin 4/15
Black-capped Chickadee continued to at least 4/12
Red-breasted Nuthatch continued to 4/15 (photo)
1 Brown Creeper 4/9
House Wren-1st report 4/15 with qty 3
1 Winter Wren 4/9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-high report 5 4/11

1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 4/9
Palm Warbler-high report 7 4/11
Yellow-rumped Warbler -high report 9 4/15

8 sparrow species including:
Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow high report 7 4/15
Savannah Sparrow -high report 4 4/15
Swamp Sparrow
E. Towhee-high report 6 4/10
Also, Wood Duck, Bald Eagle, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, E. Bluebird, Pine Warbler, & Brown Thrasher


Thanks to all who share their sightings.
August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 
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