Date: 4/13/18 1:42 pm
From: Sheree Daugherty <shereedaugherty...>
Subject: Moraine St Pk, Butler Co-Pine Warblers, Wood Thrush, Broad-winged Hawk
A beautiful weather day at Moraine State Park with 55 species of birds. Virginia McQuown and I hiked many enjoyable miles throughout the park. Many FOSs for birds, frogs and turtles too. Spicebush was blooming and it finally felt like Spring!

Waterfowl included:

Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
N Shoveler
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Mergansers
Red-breasted Mergansers (large rafts in the 100s)
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon 2
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe

There were large rafts of DC Cormorants

Bald Eagle - 3 (1 adult)
Broad-winged Hawk

Bonaparte’s Gulls - many in breeding plumage

Songbird highlights:

Wood Thrush (not a Hermit!)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - everywhere
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Pine Warbler 2
E Towhee many
Rusty Blackbird 1
Purple Finch 1

Plus the usual suspects. Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky?

Sheree Daugherty
Allegheny Co

Sheree Daugherty
Nature & Avian Art
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