Today the Lehigh Gap Naturalists Club went on a field trip. The first location was Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, which is an Important Bird Area near Kleinfeltersville, Lebanon County, PA. Every year, large congregations of geese and swans fill the reservoir.
This year, although the numbers of the usual Snow Geese and Tundra Swans were low, we did see some neat species.
Here is our bird list from Middle Creek:
American Black Duck
Great Blue Heron
Great Black-backed Gull
After Middle Creek, we headed up to Parryville Dam, a decent waterfowl spot. We were disappointed by the overall lack of birds, but we did get to see a male Bufflehead. The final stop was along the Lehigh River. We did not see any new birds, but we did find several Allocapnia stoneflies crawling on the snow.