Date: 2/25/18 6:05 am From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) -(2/18-2/24), etc.
All, The species count was 70 this past week. Some highlights include: 1 Ross's Goose to at least 2/19 Cackling Goose -high report 2 2/19 (photo) 28 Tundra Swan 2/24 (photo)-continuing 2/25 13 duck species including Wood Duck, Amer. Wigeon, N. Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser The huge Common Merganser numbers vanished quickly with the warm weather. Red-shouldered Hawk 5 gull species including 1 Iceland Gull 2/18 1 Merlin 2/20 1 Fox Sparrow was regular at the bird blind.
Thanks to all who reported their sightings.
The Harris's Sparrow & Western Tanager are still present as far as I known, but apparently not as regular as earlier. The Sandhill Cranes were regular at Pine Run Dam.