Date: 4/28/19 4:33 am
From: August Mirabella <am4birds1...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)-(Bucks County) (4/21 - 4/27)
All,
The species total was 80 this week. The focus of the list below is new
arrivals/late departures or more unusual species as previous arrivals
settle in for the summer.
Wood Duck-very cooperative at the bird blind where up to three have been
regular (photos)
1 Ring-necked Duck 4/22
2 Lesser Scaup - 4/22 photo
1 Long-tailed Duck 4/22
Common Merganser- a few lingering females and imm. males at the bridge-high
report 9 4/21; 3 remain 4/27 (photos)
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1st report 4/27 photo
1 Solitary Sandpiper 4/22
3 Caspian Terns 4/26
Common Loon - high report 10 4/26
Double-crested Cormorant - high report 142 4/21
1 Green Heron-1st report 4/21
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron -all week at bird blind (photos) -Reports have
declined significantly here in recent years.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4/25
1 Great-crested Flycatcher -1st report 4/27
1 Common Raven 4/25
Cliff Swallow-1st report 4/25 photo
Red-breasted Nuthatch - high report 2 4/21; 1 4/23
1 Hermit Thrush 4/27
Gray Catbird -1st report 4/21
1 Purple Finch 4/21
6 sparrow species including Swamp Sparrow 4/23-24(not summer resident in
park)
1 Baltimore Oriole-1st report 4/21
5 warbler species including Black and White Warbler -1st report 4/23; high
report 3 4/27

Thanks to all who shared their sightings.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 
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