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The Winter Residents

By Timschreckengost @timshrek

Well, winter is finally setting in thoughout central Pennsylvania. I took a walk this morning at State Game Lands 176 (Toftrees) for almost three hours. My sole purpose for going was to get out before I buckle down to study for finals this week and to search for a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that needed to find its way on my county list for the year. I was able to find 27 species and had the woodpecker sweep! Most of the winter residents managed to find their way onto my list for the morning.

State Game Lands 176–Toftrees, Centre, US-PA
Dec 11, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
27 species

Canada Goose, 2

Mallard, 2

Red-tailed Hawk, 1

Belted Kingfisher, 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker, 3

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1

Downy Woodpecker, 5

Hairy Woodpecker, 1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted), 1

Pileated Woodpecker, 1

Blue Jay, 18

American Crow, 24

Common Raven, 1

Black-capped Chickadee, 16

Tufted Titmouse, 4

White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern), 4

Eastern Bluebird, 24

Northern Mockingbird, 2

Cedar Waxwing, 12

Song Sparrow, 2

White-throated Sparrow, 22

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), 60

Northern Cardinal, 10

Purple Finch, 1

House Finch, 18

American Goldfinch, 11

House Sparrow, 2



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The Winter Residents

White-throated Sparrow

The Winter Residents

Eastern Bluebird

The Winter Residents

Blue Jay

The Winter Residents

Cedar Waxwing

The Winter Residents

Black-capped Chickadee

The Winter Residents

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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