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Friday, Alex Lamoreaux of Nemesis Bird posted that he observed Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a lone Greater White-fronted Goose at Dorney Pond in Allentown, PA. I decided to make a quick stop on my way back to Newark from a weekend home with the family (eBird Checklist). I arrived at Dorney Pond at 3:20 this afternoon and within minutes I found a Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mallards, American Black Ducks, Mute Swans, and loads of Canada Geese.
The pond is relatively small, which made scanning quite easy. I was able to find the Greater White-fronted Goose without a problem as it was calling quite frequently throughout the 25 minutes of my stay. This video is best watched at 480p.
As I was scanning for other species, I found these two American Wigeon feeding.
Canada Geese were the most prevalent species on the water, with an estimated 250 individuals present.
The Greater White-fronted Goose and Lesser Black-backed Gull represent year bird number 395 and 396. 400 is within reach!
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.