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A Red-headed Woodpecker was seen along Wildwood Way Trail, a unique sighting for park visitors.
Double-crested Cormorants have been seen on the lake.
Willow Flycatchers have been seen near the Nature Center and North Boardwalk.
Visitors from near and far come to observe the Green Herons on the Towpath.
Black-crowned Night Herons have been seen along the Canal side of the Towpath Trail near the recently blooming Common Arrowhead.
Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, and American Goldfinch continue to frequent the feeders in the Nature Center along with the squirrels, chipmunks, and groundhogs.
Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, and Lesser Yellowlegs were seen in the mud flats in the lake.
Beautiful American Lotus blooms and Swamp Rose Mallow can be seen from the Towpath around the Lake, adding yellow and pink to the back drop of green. Egrets and herons remain easy to spot.
Monarch Butterflies are back: adults can be seen flying around the flower beds in front of the Nature Center and Caterpillars can be observed up close inside the Nature Center or outside on Common Milkweed plants.
A Peregrine Falcon was seen flying over the lake this morning. Shorebirds frequenting the south lobe of the lake include: Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper. Immature Green Herons are looking for food along the Towpath Trail.
Least Sandpipers, a Solitary Sandpiper, and Lesser Yellowlegs are frequenting the mud flats and immature Little Blue Herons continuing in the South lobe of the lake. American Lotus is blooming in the lake.
Near the Morning Glory Spillway: several Snowy Egrets and some immature Little Blue Herons. In the lake: a large number of Great Egrets, a Green Heron and several Great Blue Herons. Many Wood Ducks at various stages of maturity in the PA Canal. Swamp Rose Mallow in bloom throughout.
Exposed mud flats in the south lobe of Wildwood Lake are starting to pull in migrating shorebirds including Solitary Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs. Other recent sightings include Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Mute Swan and Willow Flycatcher.
Wading birds are plentiful now with 8 Little Blue Herons, 3 Snowy Egrets and 43 Great Egrets.
A Pileated Woodpecker has been frequenting Tall Timbers Trail area.
Three Snowy Egrets were observed in the south lobe of the lake. Eight Least Sandpipers were in the nearby mudflats.