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DVOC Field Trip Report
Andy Urquhart - Trip Coordinator
(in the absence of Matt Sharp)
March 11, 2007 (Saturday)
SOUTHERN BUCKS COUNTY, PA - GEESE AND GULLS
The trip covered several locations in and near southern Bucks County primarily in search of rare or unusual gulls. At every stop there were large numbers of the three common gulls (Ring-billed, Herring, and Great Black-backed Gulls) of every age/plumage. Sightings of less common gulls were as follows:
Franklin's Cove: Iceland Gull - 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull - 6. The majority of the birds took off at about 10:00 am and didn't come back.
Falls Township Park: Glaucous Gull - 1, Iceland Gull - 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3.
Pond at Wheatsheaf Road - Almost devoid of birds in the morning. However, later in the day a large flock of gulls was seen taking off from the north end of the pond.
Delaware River from Edgely Ave. - Lesser Black-backed Gull - 11.
Florence, NJ - A fair number of gulls opposite William Ave, but no rarities after only a brief search.