The recent extremely cold days froze most of the waterways in Berks, concentrating ducks at E. J. Breneman Quarry, which was itself mostly frozen today. There's a nice selection of divers among the many suburban Mallards and Canada Geese, and the birds are easy to see. Park near the soccer fields at the bottom of the hill. List below. There was a female Red-breasted Merganser & Buffleheads, plus many gulls, at nearby Blue Marsh L.
> E.J. Breneman Quarry, Berks, Pennsylvania, US > Feb 3, 2019 2:50 PM - 3:40 PM > Protocol: Stationary > Comments: Quarry about 75% frozen. > 26 species (+1 other taxa) > > Canada Goose 1000 > Mallard 320 > American Black Duck 2 > Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1 Looked exactly like an Am. > Black Duck except for a curled tail feather and a suggestion of a neck > ring. > Canvasback 12 > Redhead 6 > Ring-necked Duck 20 > Greater Scaup 1 > Common Goldeneye 3 > Common Merganser 10 > Ruddy Duck 14 > Pied-billed Grebe 6 > Mourning Dove 2 > American Coot 13 > Ring-billed Gull 500 > Herring Gull 6 > Red-tailed Hawk 1 > Belted Kingfisher 1 > Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 > Northern Flicker 1 > American Crow 2 > White-breasted Nuthatch 1 > Carolina Wren 1 > Northern Mockingbird 2 > European Starling 4 > House Finch 3 > Song Sparrow 1 > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52355452 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 > (https://ebird.org/home) Rudy Keller Boyertown, PA Berks County