On Saturday, November 9, Rick Keyser lead a group on a bird walk at Welkinweir in Pottstown, PA. 37 species were seen, highlights being American Black Duck, Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and Fox Sparrow. Rick's complete list, as submitted to eBird, follows:
Wood Duck 8 Mixed gender flock fly over
American Black Duck 5 Swimming on Rodebaugh pond
Mallard 5 Swimming on Rodebaugh pond
Black Vulture 1 Soaring
Turkey Vulture 2 Soaring
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Immature spooking many of the AMROs and CEDWs, saw well while perched and while soaring
Bald Eagle 1 Adult fly by just over the canopy !
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Adult soaring
Mourning Dove 10 Conservative estimate
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5 Vocal
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Heard, but did not see
Downy Woodpecker 4 Heard whinny
Hairy Woodpecker 1 Saw female, 'PEEK!'
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2 Vocal
Blue Jay 6 Conservative estimate - vocal
American Crow 3 Conservative estimate - vocal
Carolina Chickadee 6 Conservative estimate - calling
Tufted Titmouse 3 Calling
White-breasted Nuthatch 3 Heard calling
Brown Creeper 1 Heard calling
Carolina Wren 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12 Conservative estimate - calling seemingly in every direction, sometimes more than four seen at one time
Eastern Bluebird 4 Calling
American Robin 10 Conservative estimate - calling
European Starling 24
Cedar Waxwing 30 Conservative estimate - vocal
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Eastern Towhee 1 Heard calling, possibly two birds counter-calling
Field Sparrow 3
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 9 Calling; began to sing as day warmed!
White-throated Sparrow 40 Conservative estimate - singing, calling
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 20 Conservative estimate - calling, some singing !
Northern Cardinal 3 Calling
Red-winged Blackbird 30 Conservative estimate - fly over flock calling, saw red wings
Common Grackle 150 Conservative estimate - fly over flock calling with long tails
American Goldfinch 1 Heard calling
Other wildlife sightings included Clouded Sulphur and Eastern Chipmunk and evidence of Beaver activity at Rodebaugh Pond.