Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Where might I see an oriole?

Sliced oranges are a favorite of Baltimore Orioles
The song of orioles echoing from treetops is a sure sign of spring. You'll find orioles near parks and along trails in the woods. They may even come to your backyard if you offer them slices of oranges or small amounts of jelly. Planting bright fruit and nectar-bearing flowers such as raspberries is a sure enticement. 

Despite the brilliant markings of the males, orioles may be hard to spot. Females, with their drabber coloration, are even more difficult to pick out. You'll probably hear their their whistling songs before you see them amid the high branches. 

The male Baltimore Oriole has striking orange and black color that blazes through the leafy vegetation. You might spot a female weaving her hanging nest from slender fibers attached to a tree limb. She has a muted orange-yellow color beneath and a grayish black on the wings.

Female Baltimore Oriole
The Orchard Oriole, a warbler-sized cousin, is seen less frequently in the area. The underparts of the male are a rich chestnut brown. The female is a dull yellow, with no black bib or head, and brownish wing bars.

So where are you apt to see orioles? Birdwatchers reported seeing numerous Baltimore Orioles across the Lehigh Valley during the week ended May 19. They've also seen a few Orchard Orioles. During the week, no Bullock's Orioles have been reported to E-bird.

Mount Bethel Fens, Northampton County
(at Institute Drive)
Baltimore Oriole, 3 on May 14.

Easton, Northampton County
Baltimore Oriole, 2 on May 18 along North Delaware Drive; 2 on May 16 and 7 on May 17 on Karl Stimer Arts Trail; 4 on May 15 along Paxonia Road East.

Riegelsville, Northampton County
(at Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary)
Baltimore Oriole, 7 on May 14.

Plainfield Township Trail, Northampton County
Baltimore Oriole, 2 on May 14.

Male Orchard Oriole
Jacobsburg State Park, Northampton County
Baltimore Oriole, 4 on May 15; 6 on May 16.
Orchard Oriole, 1 on May 14.

Graver's Hill, Northampton County
Baltimore Oriole, 1 on May 13.

Moore Township, Northampton County
Orchard Oriole, 1 on May 17.
Baltimore Oriole, 2 on May 17.

Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, Northampton County
Orchard Oriole, 2 on May 13.

Monocacy Nature Center, Northampton County
Baltimore Oriole, 7 on May 16; 10 on May 18; 7 on May 19.

Bethlehem, Northampton County
(at Mark Twain Circle)
Baltimore Oriole, 1 on May 17.

Allentown, Lehigh County
Baltimore Oriole, 1 on May 19 at Grange Park; 2 on May 16 along Park Drive.

Lehigh Parkway East, Lehigh County
Orchard Oriole, 1 on May 16.
Baltimore Oriole, 6 on May 16.

Trexler Memorial Park, Lehigh County
Baltimore Oriole, 2 on May 16.

Female Orchard Oriole
Leaser Lake, Lehigh County
Orchard Oriole, 5 on May 14; 7 on May 16; 3 on May 17.
Baltimore Oriole, 12 on May 14 and May 16; 10 on May 17; 15 on May 18; 2 on May 19.

New Tripoli, Lehigh County
Baltimore Oriole, 6 on May 17; 5 on May 18.

State Game Lands 217, Lehigh County
(Reservoir Road access)
Baltimore Oriole, 1 on May 18.

Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County
(along North Krocks Road)
Baltimore Oriole, 5 on May 14.

Beltzville State Park, Carbon County
Orchard Oriole, 2 on May 16.
Baltimore Oriole, 3 on May 13; 6 on May 16; 8 on May 18; 3 on May 19.

Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Carbon County
Baltimore Oriole, 2 on May 16.

Lehigh Valley bird sightings for the week of May 19

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Here are the Lehigh Valley bird sightings for the week ended May 19. The list was compiled by The Bird House from reports sent to the E-bird online service.

Mount Bethel Fens, Northampton County
(at Institute Drive)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2 on May 14.

Easton, Northampton County
White-throated Sparrow, 1 on May 17 on Karl Stimer Arts Trail; 2 on May 15 at Paxonia Road East.
Acadian Flycatcher, 2 on May 15 at Paxonia Road East.
Also seen: Blue-headed Vireo, Swainson's Thrush.

Riegelsville, Northampton County
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 2 on May 14.
Eastern Screech-Owl, 1 on May 14.
Also seen: Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Black-billed Cuckoo

Jacobsburg State Park, Northampton County
Bald Eagle, 1 on May 15.
Merlin, 1 on May 17.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1 on May 15, May 16 and May 17.
Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 on May 17.
Lincoln's Sparrow, 1 on May 16.
Also seen: Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, White-throated Sparrow.

Bushkill Trail, Northampton County
White-throated Sparrow, 4 on May 14.
White-crowned Sparrow, 1 on May 14.

Lake Minsi, Northampton County
Semipalmated Plover, 2 on May 17.
Black-bellied Plover, 5 on May 13.
Least Sandpiper, 10 on May 13; 65 on May 17.
Solitary Sandpiper, 7 on May 13; 10 on May 17.
Common Nighthawk, 26 on May 17.
Also seen: Pectoral Sandpiper and Spotted Sandpiper.

Graver's Hill, Northampton County
Horned Lark, 5 on May 13.
Savannah Sparrow, 2 on May 13.
Pectoral Sandpiper

Plainfield Township Trail, Northampton County
Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 on May 14.

Moore Township, Northampton County
Snow Goose, 5 on May 17.
Willow Flycatcher, 2 on May 17.
Horned Lark, 2 on May 17.
Also seen: Swainson's Thrush.

Newburg, Northampton County
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 on May 19 at a feeder.

Martins Creek Environmental Preserve, Northampton County
Spotted Sandpiper, 2 on May 13.

Bear Swamp Park, Northampton County
Alder Flycatcher, 2 on May 19.
Also seen: Black-billed Cuckoo.

Bethlehem Township, Northampton County
(at the Emrick Boulevard retention pond)
Least Sandpiper, 1 on May 17.

Monocacy Nature Center, Northampton County
Bald Eagle, 1 on May 19.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 on May 19.
Also seen: Black-billed Cuckoo, Least Flycatcher.

Hellertown, Northampton County
Grasshopper Sparrow, 1 on May 17.

Allentown, Lehigh County
(at Grange Park)
Willow Flycatcher, 1 on May 19.
Lincoln's Sparrow
Horned Lark, 1 on May 19.
Grasshopper Sparrow, 1 on May 19.

Allentown, Lehigh County
(along Park Drive)
Swainson's Thrush, 1 on May 16.
White-throated Sparrow, 1 on May 16.

Lehigh Parkway East, Lehigh County
Swainson's Thrush, 3 on May 16.
Also seen: Least Flycatcher.

Trexler Memorial Park, Lehigh County
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 2 on May 16.
Swamp Sparrow, 1 on May 16.

Scully Court, Lehigh County
Common Nighthawk, 4 on May 17 (flyovers).
White-crowned Sparrow, 3  on May 17.

Cetronia Road, Lehigh County
(at the Bean Field)
Least Sandpiper, 27 on May 14.
Solitary Sandpiper, 2 on May 14.

Leaser Lake, Lehigh County
Spotted Sandpiper, 2 on May 14; 6 on May 16; 2 on May 17 and May 18.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 2 on May 14; 1 on May 17.
Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 on May 14 and May 18.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 1 on May 17 and May 19.
Dark-eyed Junco, 1 on May 17.
Bobolink, 3 on May 18; 1 on May 19.
Also seen: Common Nighthawk, Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Common Raven, Swainson's Thrush, Grasshopper Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow.

Schnecksville, Lehigh County
(at the Allentown KOA)
Swainson's Thrush, 1 on May 19.

New Tripoli, Lehigh County
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 4 on May 17 and May 18.
Black-billed Cuckoo, 2 on May 18.
Also seen: Acadian Flycatcher.
Swainson's Thrush

NestlĂ© Way Retention Pond, Lehigh County
Willow Flycatcher, 2 on May 14.
Also seen: Least Flycatcher, White-crowned Sparrow.

Long Lane Pond, Lehigh County
Least Sandpiper, 1 on May 18.

State Game Lands 217, Lehigh County
(Reservoir Road access)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1 on May 18.
Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 on May 18.

Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County
(along North Krocks Road)
Ruddy Duck, 1 on May 14.
Spotted Sandpiper, 3 on May 14.
Solitary Sandpiper, 2 on May 14.
Lincoln's Sparrow, 1 on May 14.
Also seen: Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, White-crowned Sparrow.

Beltzville State Park, Carbon County
Brandt, 42 on May 13.
Hooded Merganser, 1 on May 17.
Bald Eagle, 2 on May 17.
Spotted Sandpiper, 6 on May 13; 4 on May 16 and May 19.
Least Sandpiper, 1 on May 13, May 16 and May 19.
Also seen: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Willow Flycatcher, Common Raven, Hermit Thrush, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Bobolink.

Little Gap Nature Center, Carbon County
Bald Eagle, 1 on May 16.
Peregrine Falcon, 1 on May 16.

Warblers are at their peak in the Lehigh Valley

Northern Waterthrush
Warblers, one of the smallest birds on the North American continent, have completed their long migrations from South America to reach the Lehigh Valley. If you have a sharp eye, or a keen sense of hearing, you can find these highly active, melodious birds in forests or woodlots of any good size.

These jittery birds seem to be always in motion. If they are not hopping from branch to branch, they are scurrying among leaf litter on the ground. In deep undergrowth, you may have to content yourself with their song rather than their sight.

This is the peak time of year to see warblers. Having recently returned to our area, they are busy searching for mates, chasing away competitors and building nests. Here are some of the locations where warblers have been sighted. The list was compiled by The Bird House from reports submitted by E-bird, the online reporting service, for the one-week period ended May 19.

Mount Bethel Fens, Northampton County
(at Institute Drive)
Common Yellowthroat, 2 on May 14.
American Redstart, 2 on May 14.
Yellow Warbler, 5 on May 14.
Also seen: Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler and Black-throated Green Warbler.

Easton, Northampton County
Yellow Warbler, 1 on May 18, along North Delaware Drive.
American Redstart, 2 on May 17, on Karl Stimer Arts Trail.


Northern Parula
Easton, Northampton County
(at Paxonia Road East, all on May 15)
Yellow-throated Warbler, 2.
Ovenbird, 3.
Worm-eating Warbler, 2
Hooded Warbler, 2.
American Redstart, 4.
Northern Parula, 2.
Blackburnian Warbler, 2.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 6.
Black-throated Green Warbler, 6.
Also seen: Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler (a female), Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Cape May Warbler and Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Riegelsville, Northampton County
(at Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary, all on May 14)
Ovenbird, 15.
Worm-eating Warbler, 6.
Blue-winged Warbler, 2.
Black-and-white Warbler, 6.
Common Yellowthroat, 4.
Hooded Warbler, 3.
American Redstart, 4.
Black-throated Blue Warbler, 4.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 3.
Black-throated Green Warbler, 4.
Also seen: Nashville Warbler and Chestnut-sided Warbler.


Nashville Warbler
Lake Minsi, Northampton County
Yellow Warbler, 1 on May 13 and May 19.
Also seen: Common Yellowthroat and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Plainfield Township Trail, Northampton County
Magnolia Warbler, 2 on May 14.
Yellow Warbler, 2 on May 14.
Also seen: Common Yellowstart, American Redstart, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler and Wilson's Warbler.

Jacobsburg State Park, Northampton County
Ovenbird, 6 on May 15; 10 on May 16; and 1 on May 17.
Black-and-white Warbler, 1 on May 14; 3 on May 15 and 1 on May 16.
Tennessee Warbler, 3 on May 15.
Common Yellowthroat, 2 on May 14; 8 on May 15; 6 on May 16; and 8 on May 17.
Prairie Warbler, 5 on May 16; 2 on May 17.
American Redstart, 7 on May 15; 2 on May 16.
Magnolia Warbler, 1 on May 14 and May 15; 2 on May 16.
Bay-breasted Warbler, 2 on May 15.
Chestnut-sided Warbler, 2 on May 15; 1 on May 16.
Black-throated Blue Warbler, 4 on May 15; 1 on May 16.
Black-throated Green Warbler, 3 on May 15; 2 on May 16.
Also seen: Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Blue-winged Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Northern Parula, Blackpoll Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler and Canada Warbler.

Bushkill Trail, Northampton County
Ovenbird, 6 on May 14.
Common Yellowthroat, 3 on May 14.
American Redstart, 2 on May 14.


Ovenbird
Bear Swamp Park, Northampton County
Ovenbird, 8 on May 19.
Common Yellowthroat, 12 on May 19.
Yellow Warbler, 6 on May 19.
Also seen: Northern Waterthrush.

Moore Township, Northampton County
Common Yellowthroat, 2 on May 17.
Also seen: Yellow Warbler, 1 on May 17.

Moore Township, Northampton County
(at Appalachian Park)
Ovenbird, 6 on May 17.
Also seen: Black-and-white Warbler and American Redstart.

Moore Township, Northampton County
(along Cigar Road)
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 on May 14.
Also seen: Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler and Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Smith Gap, Northampton County
Worm-eating Warbler, 2 on May 17.
Black-and-white Warbler, 3 on May 17.
Blackpoll Warbler, 2 on May 17.
American Redstart, 6 on May 17.
Also seen: Ovenbird, Nashville Warbler and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Monocacy Nature Center, Northampton County
Common Yellowthroat, 3 on May 16; 1 on May 19.
American Redstart, 5 on May 16; 3 on May 19.
Magnolia Warbler, 2 on May 16; 1 on May 19.
Also seen: Northern Waterthrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler and Canada Warbler.

Allentown, Lehigh County
(at Grange Park)
Yellow Warbler, 2 on May 19.

Allentown, Lehigh County
(along Park Drive)
American Redstart, 2 on May 16.
Yellow Warbler, 2 on May 16.


Magnolia Warbler
Lehigh Parkway East, Lehigh County
Magnolia Warbler, 3 on May 16.
Chestnut-sided Warbler, 5 on May 16.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 6 on May 16.
Also seen: Ovenbird and Palm Warbler.

Leaser Lake, Lehigh County
Ovenbird, 1 on May 16; 10 on May 17; 28 on May 18; and 6 on May 19.
Worm-eating Warbler, 1 on May 14 and 2 on May 18.
Black-and-white Warbler, 3 on May 16; 2 on May 18; 1 on May 19.
Common Yellowthroat, 11 on May 14; 8 on May 16; 5 on May 17; 6 on May 18; and 4 on May 19.
Chestnut-sided Warbler, 2 on May 16.
Yellow Warbler, 5 on May 14; 3 on May 16; 5 on May 17; 7 on May 18; 1 on May 19.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 6 on May 14 and May 16; 3 on May 17; 1 on May 19.
Yellow-breasted Chat, 1 on May 16 and May 18.
Black-throated Green Warbler, 2 on May 14 and 1 on May 19.
Also seen: Northern Waterthrush, Mourning Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler and Canada Warbler and Wilson's Warbler.

New Tripoli, Lehigh County
Hooded Warbler, 2 on May 17.
American Redstart, 14 on May 17.
Blackburnian Warbler, 6 on May 17.
Chestnut-sided Warbler, 3 on May 18.
Black-throated Blue Warbler, 2 on May 17.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 5 on May 17 and 10 on May 18.
Black-throated Green Warbler, 5 on May 17 and 3 on May 18.
Also seen: Ovenbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Magnolia Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula, Yellow Warbler, Canada Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat.


Wilson's Warbler
Trexler Memorial Park, Lehigh County
Common Yellowthroat, 2 on May 16.
American Redstart, 2 on May 16.
Wilson's Warbler, 1 on May 16.

Nestlé Way Retention Ponds, Lehigh County
Common Yellowthroat, 1 on May 14.

State Game Lands 217, Lehigh County
(Reservoir Road access)
Ovenbird, 2 on May 18.
Also seen: Blue-winged Warbler, American Redstart, Canada Warbler.

Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County
(along North Krocks Road)
Common Yellowthroat, 1 on May 14.
American Redstart, 1 on May 14.

Beltzville State Park, Carbon County
Ovenbird, 1 on May 13; 6 on May 16; 10 on May 17; and 2 on May 19.
Blue-winged Warbler, 1 on May 16; 2 on May 17.
Common Yellowthroat, 3 on May 13; 6 on May 16; 8 on May 17; 1 on May 19.
Magnolia Warbler, 2 on May 16.
Yellow Warbler, 3 on May 13; 8 on May 16; 6 on May 17.
Chestnut-sided Warbler, 3 on May 16; 2 on May 17.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 5 on May 13; 4 on May 16.
Prairie Warbler, 1 on May 13; 4 on May 16; 1 on May 17.
Also seen: Northern Waterthrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-winged Warbler, American Redstart, Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler.


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Carbon County
Black-and-white Warbler, 2 on May 16.
Yellow-rumped Warbler, 10 on May 16.
Prairie Warbler, 4 on May 16.
Also seen: Chestnut-sided Warbler and Wilson's Warbler.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Audubon trip to Tannersville Cranberry Bog set for May 27

The Lehigh Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a field trip to Tannersville Cranberry Bog, a unique habitat in Monroe County, on Saturday, May 27.

The Tannersville Cranberry Bog is the southernmost low-elevation boreal bog along the eastern seaboard. As such it is the habitat to a wide variety of bird life, not to mention stunning native orchids, swamp azalea, bog rosemary and the state-endangered heart-leaved swayback.

Warblers, Wood Thrushes, Scarlet Tanagers, Eastern Towhees, Whip-poor-wills and Wild Turkeys are among the large number of year-round and migratory species seen at the bog.

The Cranberry Bog is a geological remnant of the last ice age in Pennsylvania. It soaks up rain and runoff like a giant sponge, then releasing pristine water into the heavily developed Pocono Creek watershed. The 78-acre bog was about to become the site of more than 20 homes until The Nature Conservancy and a dedicated landowner stepped in to preserve it. The bog was one of The Nature Conservancy's first preservation efforts.

Because of the fragility of the ecosystem, visits are limited to scheduled walks under the supervision of the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. A donation to support management efforts is requested.

Wear water-resistant footwear and dress appropriately. Be sure to carry some form of insect repellent. Bring a beverage and snacks as well. And don't forget binoculars or spotting scopes.

A side-trip to the Cherry Valley Wildlife Refuge, established in 2008 for the conservation of migratory birds, also is planned. The Kittatinny Ridge, which flanks the south side of the valley, is an Important Birding Area because of its migration flyway.

Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Kmart parking lot in Wind Gap at 803 Male Road in Wind Gap, just north of the Route 512 exit off Route 33. Click here for the Google map. Terry Master will lead the trip. 

Audubon Society creates birders' club for youths

The Lehigh Valley Audubon Society is introducing the Junior Birders Club for youngsters and teen-agers eager to join the new nature hobby.

The program will provide opportunities for youth of all ages to develop birding skills through monthly bird walks in the Lehigh Valley. The first one is Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Kids and families will look and listen for flycatchers, vireos, warblers, tanagers, oriole and other species nesting in the forests of the Little Lehigh Creek at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary off Route 29 in Emmaus.

Participation is free but the Audubon Society asks that you RSVP if you plan to attend. For more information or to RSVP, send an e-mail to Chad Schwartz, the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society's youth coordinator, at youth@lvaudubon.org.

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary is located off Route 29. Turn onto Riverbend Road, and follow the road over a bridge and up a small hill. Turn right onto Orchid Place. The entrance to Pool Wildlife Sanctuary is down the hill, less than a half mile, on the right.

Link to Google map: http://ow.ly/toNh308yA2f


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lehigh Valley bird sightings for May 12

Here are the Lehigh Valley bird sightings for the week ended May 12. The list was compiled by Dave DeReamus, of the Eastern PA Birdline, which is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society.

White-winged Scoter
Nazareth Quarry, Northampton County
White-winged Scoter, 1 on May 5.
Red-necked Grebe, 2 on May 6 and May 7.

Bethlehem, Northampton County
Peregrine Falcon, 1 on May 7.

Smith Gap, Northampton County
Gray-cheeked Thrush, 1 on May 8.

Beltzville State Park, Carbon County
White-winged Scoter, 3 on May 5.
Red-breasted Merganser, 1 on May 5; 2 from May 8 to at least May 11.
Red-throated Loon, 1 on May 5; 2 on May 6.

Leaser Lake, Lehigh County
Rusty Blackbird, 1 on May 6 and May 7.

State Game Lands 157, Bucks County
(Haycock Mountain)
Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 to at least May 9.

Gray-cheeked Thrush
Lake Towhee, Bucks County
Trumpeter Swan, 1 on May 8.
Prothonotary Warbler, 1 on May 9.

Peace Valley Park, Bucks County
Red-breasted Merganser, 1 to at least May 6; 2 on May 9.

Bald Eagles and Red-breasted Nuthatches were noted at several locations during the past week.

To report bird sightings to Dave DeReamus, send an e-mail to becard@rcn.com with the word "Birdline" in the subject heading.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Lehigh Valley bird sightings through May 5

Red-headed Woodpecker
Here are the Lehigh Valley bird sightings for the recent period ended May 5. The list was compiled by Dave DeReamus, of the Eastern PA Birdline, which is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society.

Bear Swamp, Northampton County
Black-crowned Night-Heron, 1 on April 22.

Nazareth Quarry, Northampton County
Red-breasted Merganser, 4 on April 21.
Willet, 66 (high count) on April 29.
Bonaparte's Gull, 3 on April 21.

Easton, Northampton County
(along the Karl Stimer Arts Trail)
Prothonotary Warbler, 1 on April 28.

Bethlehem, Northampton County
Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 on April 28 at a private backyard.

Beltzville State Park, Carbon County
Surf Scoter, 1 from April 27 to April 30; 3 on May 1; 10 on May 2; 1 on May 3; and 1 on May 4.
Red-necked Grebe, 1 on April 24 and April 25.
Golden Eagle, 1 on April 20.

Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County
(along Bake Oven Knob Road)
Blue Grosbeak, 1 on April 29.

Red Phalathrope
Leaser Lake, Lehigh County
Red-breasted Merganser, 2 on May 1.
Red-throated Loon, 1 on May 1.
Eastern Whip-poor-will, 1 on April 21.

Trexler Park, Lehigh County
Rusty Blackbird, 1 on April 30.

Whitehall, Lehigh County
Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 on April 30.

Henningsville, Berks County
Red-headed Woodpecker, 1 on April 22 in a private backyard.

State Game Lanes 157, Bucks County
(on Haycock Mountain)
Red-headed Woodpecker, 2 on April 30 and May 4.

Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County
Trumpeter Swan, 1 on April 27, May 2 and May 4.
Red-necked Grebe, 1 on April 30 and May 2.

Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery County
(at the Church Road area)
Red Phalarope, 1 on April 28 and April 29.
Caspian Tern, 1 on April 29.

Willet
Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery County
(at the Walt Road area)
Surf Scoter, 3 on April 21, 1 on April 27.
Red-breasted Merganser, 2 on April 29.
Red-necked Grebe, 4 on April 25.
Dunlin, 1 on April 25, April 26 and April 29.
Also seen: Pectoral Sandpiper.

Peace Valley Park, Bucks County
Red-throated Loon, 1 on May 1.
Double-crested Cormorant, 158 on April 22.
Bonaparte's Gull, 1 on April 27.

Bald Eagles and Red-breasted Nuthatches were seen from several sites. New warm-weather arrivals are expected. Some species such as Blackpoll Warblers arrived early.

To report bird sightings to Dave DeReamus, send an e-mail to becard@rcn.com with the word "Birdline" in the subject heading.