Lake Nockamixon Records

067-02-2018 Brown Pelican Bucks

Species: Brown Pelican (Pelicanus occidentalis)

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  8/9/2018, 8/11/2018

County :   Bucks

Location :  Lake Nockamixon State Park Marina

GPS Coordinates:  40.469195, -75.224420

Observer(s):  Timothy Becker, Kathy Becker

Date of Submission:  9/18/2018, 10/12/2018

Submitted by:  Timothy Becker, Michael David

Written Description:             Yes     Photo:            Yes     Specimen:     no   Recording:  no

eBird Checklist: https://ebird.org/pa/view/checklist/S47788253 , https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47748217

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002a-01-2015 Pacific Loon Bucks

Species:  Pacific Loon

Number of Individuals:   1

Date of Sighting:   7/23/2015

County :    Bucks

Location :    Lake Nockamixon State Park

GPS Coordinates:

Observer(s):   Carl Engstrom

Date of Submission:   7/24/2015

Submitted by:  Carl Engstrom

Written Description:    Yes      Photo:     Yes      Specimen:        No              Recording:    No

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390-01-2007 Long-billed Murrelet

Long-billed Murrelet — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photos by Jason Horn. This bird was found and first photographed by Jason Horn. It was seen by many happy birders until dark. Note the white scapular bar, the white on the vent, the length of the bill and, especially, the lack of a white collar on the dark nape that help distinguish it from Marbled Murrelet. This bird represents the 1st documented record for Pennsylvania!

This flight photo was also taken by Jason Horn. Note the mostly dark underwings and no hint of any type of a collar.

Long-billed Murrelet — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photo by Gerry Dewaghe. This fine photo also shows the white scapular bar, the white on the vent, the length of the bill and the lack of a white collar on the dark nape.

Long-billed Murrelet — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; December 14, 2007. Photo by Elaine Crunkleton. Again, note the white scapular bar and the white on the vent.


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266-01-2007 American Oystercatcher

This bird was found by Rob Fergus after a strong “nor’easter”. Note the distinctive red-orange bill, the black head, the white underside, and the brown wings and back. This bird represents the 2nd record for Bucks County and only the 5th record for Pennsylvania.

American Oystercatcher — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; April 19, 2007. Photos by Jason Horn.

 

This photo shows the red-orange bill, the black head, the white at the base of the tail, and the white wing stripes on the brown wings and back.

 


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346-02-2006 California Gull

This photo shows the bird’s mantle shade, which is a little darker than the larger Herring Gulls on the right. The red and black marks on the bill are noticeable here along with the dark eye on the clean white, rounded head.

California Gull — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; March 25, 2006. Photos by Gerry Dewaghe.

This photo shows the bird’s lighter mantle color in comparison to the two similar-sized Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the right.

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334-01-2003 Long-tailed Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; August 31 and September 1, 2003. Photo by Elaine Ryan. This bird was found by Bill Etter. This photo of an intermediate juvenile on the road near the fishing pier shows the half-dark stubby bill, light head, pale upper belly, fine white barring on the back, and bolder barring behind the legs. This bird represents the 1st Bucks County record and only the 2nd record for Pennsylvania.

Long-tailed Jaeger — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; August 31 and September 1, 2003. Photo by Elaine Ryan.

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145-01-2002 King Eider

King Eider — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County on October 30-31, 2002. Photos by Bill Etter. Jason Horn and Devich Farbotnik found this bird during a rainstorm. This bird represents the 3rd documented record for eastern Pennsylvania.


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