Today we went to the Keystone State to try for a potential first record for the US in the form of a Black-Backed Oriole. The bird is visiting a feeder that is about 2 hours from my home in the town of Sinking Spring. We arrived about 7:45 and saw the crowd in the driveway across the street from the feeders that the bird is frequenting.
We saw bird straight away. There were some periods where it was in the center of the arborvitae, but often it was out on the platform feeder giving the assembled crowd very nice views.
Afterward we stoped at Brenneman's Quarry where we saw a dozen Greater White-fronted Geese, which is the most that I have ever seen at one time. Also seen were Redheads, Cackling Geese, Wigeons, Pied-Billed Grebes, Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks, and a Lesser Scaup.
The final stop today was at Owl Creek Reservoir. Here we initially saw the flock of Red Crossbills flying overhead but it took us another 90-minutes to locate the flock in the trees. We had some nice, but backlit, views of this species that I had not seen since New Year's Day 2013.