Sunday, February 19, 2012

Field Report: Exton Park, Feb. 19, 2012

On February 19, Vince Smith lead a walk at Exton Park that tallied 22 species - the big highlight being a Common Raven that was first heard and then seen soaring overhead, being pursued by a group of American Crows. Common Ravens are very rare, but increasing, in southeastern Pennsylvania and this sighting may be one of the few official records of one in Chester County. The complete list, as submitted to eBird follows:

Canada Goose  400
Mallard  12
Green-winged Teal  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Ring-billed Gull  1
Rock Pigeon  6
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  33
Common Raven  1
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  11
Song Sparrow  7
White-throated Sparrow  7
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  9

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