Snowbirds

Drew WeberBird Sightings4 Comments

This past weekend I was in Lancaster County and so I decided to look for a couple of the interesting birds that have been around southeastern PA. I started off Saturday at the Anna’s Hummingbird in Shartlesville, which I got to see take off from her night roost. For helping rehang the frozen feeders after they were thawed, I was rewarded with some hot chocolate that made the cold wait more bearable.

I then headed off for Blue Marsh as it started snowing where both a lingering Yellow-throated Warbler and some Pine Warblers had been reported coming to some peanut butter suet spread on the trees. It didn’t take me long to find them but by this time the snow was really coming down hard and I only managed to get photos of juncos and a Pine Warbler before the rangers came around to tell me they were closing stuff down.

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

I then headed off to Lake Ontelaunee and found the Greater White-fronted Geese. I found the reported flock of 9 birds and there was also a loner that stuck around after the flock of 9 took off. There was also at least 2 Cackling Geese in the flock.

I stopped by the Moselem Springs Golf Club where I picked up a single Snow Goose and a nice flock of Gadwall that always seem hang out there each winter.

Great Blue Heron