|Harlequin Duck - Photo from Barnegat Light|
Today Nick Pulcinella and I drove up to Riverton, Pa along the Delaware River in Northampton County. We were in search of the reported Harlequin Duck that was found some time ago. We arrived at the park in Riverton and read the map to get our bearings then headed to the river. Once we reached the river we perused the rapids and sure enough there was the Harlequin about a 1/4 of a mile down river. We then headed down river for a better view and the Harlequin was very cooperative. It was a nice male and was keeping company with 23 Common Goldeneye, a pair of Buffleheads and a Common Merganser.
After watching the Harlequin for a while we searched for Saw-whet Owls in the nearby cedars but no luck. Then we headed to Montgomery County to try and add the Bullock's Oriole to our trip. This was my second time there and once again I struck out. The oriole refused to show and it was last seen early yesterday morning, so it might have moved on to greener pastures.
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