Peace Valley Park Records

364-01-2004 Royal Tern

Royal Tern — Peace Valley Park, Bucks County on September 29, 2004. Photo by Thomas Ford-Hutchinson. This photo shows the orange bill, the white forehead, and the black line leading from the eye to the ‘crest’ at the back of the head. Also note the band on the bird’s leg, which revealed that the bird was banded as a hatchling near Kure beach, North Carolina on June 25, 2004. This bird represents the 1st record for Bucks County and one of only a handful of records for Pennsylvania.

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838a-02-2008 “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow

“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow — Peace Valley Park, Bucks County; November 10, 2008. Photos by Howard Eskin.┬áThis bird was found by August Mirabella. These two photos show the absence of the dark lore line and the lighter, more orange tint to the bill.

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838a-01-2008 “Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow

“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow — Peace Valley Park, Bucks County; March 8, 2008. Photo by Howard Eskin. This bird was found by August Mirabella. Note the absence of the dark lore line and the lighter, more orange tint to the bill. The “leucophrys” race normally found here in winter has black lores and a duller shading to the bill.

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662-01-2005 Redwing

Redwing — Peace Valley Park, Bucks County; February 5, 2005. Photos by Devich Farbotnik. This bird was found by Jessica Huff and later confirmed by August Mirabella and Devich Farbotnik. This photo shows the stripes on the head, the heavily-streaked breast, and the rusty flank patch. This bird represents the 1st record for Pennsylvania and only the 3rd record for the United States!

This photo shows the reddish wing linings and the light primaries and secondaries.


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