Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Field Report: Exton Park, July 21, 2013

Exton Park, formerly known as Church Farm Pond, has become one of our most popular walk sites. The third Sunday of every month, we hold a bird walk there, exploring the meadows and wetlands of this West Whiteland township park. On our July walk, Brian Henderson lead a group that saw 38 species. The complete list, as submitted to eBird follows:

Canada Goose - several heard
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon 4
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Willow Flycatcher 16 (a confirmed breeder that is very abundant at the park)
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 14
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 4

Shortly before the walk started, Brian did some scouting ahead and located a Little Blue Heron and a Solitary Sandpiper. So it pays to get out early!

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