Date: 2/10/19 3:11 am From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (2/3 - 2/9)
All,The species count this week was 72. There was a nice waterfowl movement 2/7-2/8. Snow Goose - high report 380 flyover 2/9Cackling Goose - high report 3 2/414 duck species plus one subspecies:American Wigeon - high report 38 2/8N. Pintail - high report 55 2/81 Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) 2/7-2/8 photo -1st at park since one to two wintered at the park from Feb. 1987 to Feb. 1996 mostly Jan/Feb but once in Nov. and once in Dec. Probably the same birds each winter. During that time frame a hybrid was also seen one winter at Pine Run & maybe at Peace ValleyCanvasback-high report 8 2/5Redhead - high report 6 2/3 photoRing-necked Duck-high report 37 2/8Common Goldeneye-high report 5 2/9Hooded Merganser- high report 16 2/4Common Merganser -high count 171 2/81 female Red-breasted Merganser 2/6-2/9 photo1 Horned Grebe 2/94 gull speciesLesser Black-backed Gull -high report 55 -60 2/7-2/81 Merlin 2/3-2/4 photo1 Common Raven 2/51 Brown Thrasher 2/9 photo1 Lincoln's Sparrow - 2/5-2/6 photo
Also, Wild Turkey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Amer. Kestrel, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet,Field Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler
Thanks to all who reported their sightings.
August MirabellaNorth Wales, PA