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Birders’ Corner

First Posted: 3:07 am - March 1st, 2015

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American robins were spotted last week in Hanover Township.

Highlights of recent sightings conducted throughout northeastern Pennsylvania by area birders. For a complete list along with area hot spots, visit the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society website at: www.grwyovalas.org.

Feb. 19

Vosburg (Wyoming County)

Black-capped chickadees

Tufted titmouse

American crow

Dark-eyed junco

Downy woodpecker

Hairy woodpecker

Red-bellied woodpecker

Eastern bluebird

White-breasted nuthatch

White-throated sparrow

Red-tailed hawk

Blue jay

Carolina wren

American tree sparrow

Northern cardinal

Washington Park Road (Wyoming County)

Bald eagles – 3

Red-tailed hawk

American crows – approximately 200

Feb. 21

Beaumont (Wyoming County)

Wild turkeys – 15, eating berries from a barberry hedge

Wyoming

Hermit thrush

Tundra swan

Feb. 22

Kirby Park

Mallards – 27

Red-tailed hawk – 2

Feral pigeon – 2

Red-bellied woodpecker – 4

Blue jay – 7

American crow – 16

Fish crow – 9

Black-capped chickadee – 6

Tufted titmouse – 8

White-breasted nuthatch – 5

Carolina wren

European starling – 12

Song sparrow – 2

Dark-eyed junco – 9

Northern cardinal – 3

American goldfinch – 3

Feb. 23

Beaumont

Wild turkeys – 13

Feb. 25

Nescopeck

Bald eagles – 2 adults

Harveys Lake

Pine siskins – in groups of 15-20

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township

American robins – 9

Feb. 27

Beaumont

Wild turkeys

From the flock: There are reports that cardinals are beginning their courtship calls, which along with the arrival of robins is a welcome signn of spring.

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