Date: 10/22/17 12:25 pm From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan...> Subject: Perry Lake
It was a gorgeous autumn morning and I hit several hotspots around Perry Lake.
The TAS Sanctuary proved the birdiest. I found lots of sparrows. I wished in vain for a Nelson's, but certainly found LeConte's, field, song, savannah, white-throated, Lincoln's, swamp, junco, and spotted and eastern towhee. About three dozen pelicans were on the water and cormorants were perched on many snags. A red-shouldered hawk perched in view and screamed at a couple of crows that were harassing him. Two belted kingfishers flew by on the shoreline.
Delaware Marsh was also birdy. The best bird there was a single pine siskin among a hoard of goldfinches.
Franklin's gulls were everywhere! I estimate 250,000 at the lake overall.