So the Bucks County birding started at the Audubon Society’s building in Bucks on a very foggy morning and ended at Peace Valley Nature Center. Along the way we saw some tremendous birds including spring warblers (Palm, Yellow rumped, Pine) ; Mute swan; Double Crested Cormorant; Kinglets; Hawks (Red tailed, Cooper, Sharp shinned, Red shouldered-maybe); American Kestrel; Pileated woodpecker; Osprey; Bald eagle and more. The day started foggy and it remained pretty overcast and gray which made bird ID’ing very tricky. Much of the early morning birds were identified purely based on shape not color.
Although the day was awesome I didn’t have any lifers and my photos are washed out. Having said that I would rate the day as a roaring success as it was awesome being out with people who love to socialize and bird. We had a newbie on the trip and he had a grin on his face like the cat the swallowed the canary. I made eye contact with him and he said ‘Man it’s nice being out with a whole bunch of bird geeks’. I’ve never really thought of myself as a bird geek, but I have to agree with him that it is nice hanging out with fellow birders.
BTW, I managed to come across a LEO roost and some great spots for Saw Whet in Bucks County so I’ll be back to check it out in winter.