Date: 1/28/18 6:33 am From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) (1/21 - 1/27)
All, 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.