- Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
- October 7, 2016
- Birds mentioned
PHILADELPHIA VIREO CONNECTICUT WARBLER MISSISSIPPI KITE BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK (origin in question) MARSH WREN LAUGHING GULL BLACK TERN
Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline Date: October 7th at 2:00 PM To Report by E-Mail: Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Birdline” in subject heading. Compiler: Dave DeReamus My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done every Friday, more often when necessary.
You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .
You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .
There will be a field trip to Leaser Lake for waterfowl and fall migrants on October 8th. Meet at Leaser Lake’s north boat launch, located on Ontelaunee Road, at 8:00 AM. Frank Dickman will be leading this trip.
Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at: http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .
NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
Sightings from BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 10/3.
Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County: CONNECTICUT WARBLER – 1 on 10/2.
Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County: MISSISSIPPI KITES – 2 on 10/4.
Sightings from LAKE CATASAUQUA, Lehigh County: PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 10/4.
Sightings from the WALNUTPORT area, Northampton County: BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK – 1 to at least 10/7 (seen in the vicinity of the footbridge along Canal Street). Origin in question.
Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Carbon County: Northern Goshawk – 1 on 10/3 (fly-by).
Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County: Bald Eagles – 4 on 10/3 Sharp-shinned Hawks – 144 on 10/3 Northern Goshawk – 1 on 10/3 Merlins – 3 on 10/3.
Sightings from the TREXLER PARK, Lehigh County: MARSH WREN – 1 on 10/3 CONNECTICUT WARBLER – 1 on 10/3 and 10/5.
Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County: At the Church Road area: Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 9/30 Sanderling – 1 on 9/30 White-rumped Sandpiper – 1 on 10/3 LAUGHING GULL – 1 on 9/30. At the Walt Road area: Merlin – 1 on 10/2 LAUGHING GULL – 1 on 10/2 BLACK TERN – 1 on 10/2.
Red-breasted Nuthatches continued to be reported from several sites this past week.
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