Pink-footed Goose at Peace Valley Park on 18 November 2012

Last night, August Mirabella posted to PABirds that he found a Pink-footed Goose at Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. He speculated that this could be the same bird the showed up in late November of last year. According to the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee, or PORC, there are five previous records for the state.

Pink-footed Goose at Peace Valley Park on 18 November 2012

Since I was heading back to Delaware this morning, I was able to swing by Peace Valley Park to see the bird. There were many other birders on the scene when I arrived already scoping the bird. The bird was not being very cooperative for photos as it had it’s head tucked for the majority of my stay.

Pink-footed Goose at Peace Valley Park on 18 November 2012

Eventually the bird provided a few quick photo opportunities and I was able to capture a decent video despite a nasty glare.

Pink-footed Goose at Peace Valley Park on 18 November 2012

August Mirabella’s photos from last evening can be seen on his Flickr Photostream.

The video and photos were taken with a Samsung Stratosphere on a Vortex Skyline 80 Spotting Scope using the Phone Skope Universal Adapter set up.

Phone Skope makes custom adapters for any smartphone and spotting scope combination. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

#ABArare – Pink-footed Goose post on the ABA Blog.