Tuesday, May 04, 2010

WILSON'S PHALAROPE!

A bunch of people on the local listserv were emailing about a Wilson's Phalarope who's been hanging around the Julian Wetlands near here. Because it was on my way to my sales territory, I stopped there for lunch and saw the bird!

I didn't get pics, but a guy with a Peterson's was also there and he and I patiently observed and confirmed the Wilson's. What a thrill! I also saw and ID'd a Cliff Swallow as my second lifer of the trip.

Woohoo! Not many people will get to see one of these guys (the phalarope, I mean), especially not in PA, so I'm really glad I went and looked.

I also heard a Sora for the first time since I left the Marsh House, which by the way sold recently. I found out today, and I'm a little sad. I really loved that house. Someone's gonna get an awful lot of blood, sweat, tears, and birds out of that place, and I wish them well.

List for Julian Wetlands:
Canada Goose
Mallard
Hooded Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Sora
Greater Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson's Phalarope
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Red-winged Blackbird

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4 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

Go Delia, go Delia, it's yer birthday....
That would be a lifer for me, too.
Sorry about the marsh house. But onward and upward, my girl. Hugs.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Good birding ... good birding, but what did you have for lunch???

Felicia said...

Congrats on getting that phalarope! They're great birds to watch; did you get to see it "spinning"?

dguzman said...

Susan, it was very cool. And you're right about the house and all that it was.

Rabbits' Guy--I skipped lunch to see birds!

Felicia--no, I didn't--he just ate and walked around. I'll have to google this "spinning" thing!