Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks — near Pleasantville, Berks County; June 4, 2006. Photo by Dave DeReamus. Note the black belly, white wing patch, red bill, and light eye ring on the gray face. All four birds are in this picture, although the fourth bird is hidden by the dead gray stems just below and in front of the tallest bird. These birds represent the 1st record for Berks County. There are very few records of them for Pennsylvania.
This bird was found on December 18th during the Allentown Christmas Bird Count and was last seen on the 20th. Note the gray hood, white eye crescents, yellowish belly, greenish back, and pink legs. This bird represents the 1st record for Pennsylvania!
Again, note the gray hood, white eye crescents, yellowish belly, greenish back, and pink legs.
Great Shearwater — Berks County; Sep 10, 1999. Photo by Scott Weidensaul. This bird was found grounded in Richmond Township, Berks County on September 9, 1999, after the passing of Hurricane Dennis. It was found in the parking lot of East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons, PA, by Sandra Montagner and taken later that day to Kutztown Animal Hospital, where Lee Simpson called Scott Weidensaul cheap air max 90 essential. Scott went to the clinic the following day, confirmed the identification, and Scott and Lee transported it to Tri-State Bird Rescue in Delaware, which was the only rehab facility that had seabird experience. At the time, the shearwater was emaciated and unresponsive. Despite the care it was given, it died September 14th. The skin was prepped as a museum specimen at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and placed in the collection of the Reading Public Museum. This bird represents the first photo-documented record for Pennsylvania.
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