Date: 1/28/18 6:33 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) (1/21 - 1/27)
Another slow week with the lake mostly frozen. Lots of Canada Geese. The species count was 63. Highlights included;
Snow Goose-high report 3 1/27 (also a probably hybrid Snow X Canada 1/25 --photo)
Cackling Goose
1 Mute Swan 1/24
10 duck species including:
2 N. Pintail-high report 2 1/22
2 Lesser Scaup 1/21
1 Common Goldeneye 1/21
Wild Turkeys -high count 34 1/24
Bald Eagle -at least 5 present-photograph of one lifting a goose by the neck (maybe the hybrid) off the water surface
1 Merlin 1/21

Lesser Black-backed Gulls as usual (4 species of gulls reported)
Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, E. Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Towhee, &, Amer. Tree Sparrow, were all reported this week.

Thanks to those who reported their sightings.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
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