Date: 4/15/18 5:16 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (4/8-4/14)
All,
The reported species total was 83 this past week. Highlights included:
10 duck sp. including 8 Long-tailed Ducks 4/10 (photo); 1 Red-breasted Merganser 4/8
Wild Turkey -high report 21 4/11
Common Loon all week-high report 5 4/9
1 Pied-billed Grebe (photo)
Horned Grebe all week-high report 2 4/8
Double-crested Cormorant-high report 204 4/13
1 Green Heron at bird blind pond 4/14 (photo)
1 Red-shouldered Hawk 4/14
Broad-winged Hawk-first report 1 4/8 (photo), high report 8 4/13
5 gull species including Bonaparte's Gull -high report 34 4/10 & Lesser Blacked Gull (high report 16 4/10)
2 Chimney Swifts 4/14
3 swallow species including 2 Rough-winged Swallow -first report 4/11 & 1 Barn Swallow -first report 4/14
House Wren -first report 4/14
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-high report 7 4/14
Brown Thrasher-first report 2 4/14
1 Northern Parula 4/14
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler 4/14-briefly seen at Pine Path (now accidental for Peace Valley-last report was Apr. 2011; before that May 2006)
Savannah Sparrow -multiple reports -one near bird feeders 4/14 (photo)
E. Towhee arrived in numbers-high report 9 4/14
1 E. Meadowlark 4/14 at overflow spillway area
Also, Wood Duck, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Pileated Woodpecker, E. Phoebe, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned & Golden-crowned Kinglets, E. Bluebird, & Swamp Sparrow.


Thanks to all who share their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 
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