Contributors: Scott Bastian, Donna Collett, Michael David, John Flannigan, Jim Hausman, Rob Hodgson, Todd Hooe, Glenn Koppel, Michael Leahy, Flo McGuire, Jerry McWilliams, Richard Nugent, Steve Sanford, Jerry Stanley, Mark Vass.
Compiler: Amy Taracido
Saturday, 12 February 2017 through Saturday, 25 February 2017 (TWO WEEKS)
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Please note: on the last report, the MERLIN reported for Washington County was seen at Washington Cemetery (RT). AMERICAN WIGEON, SCAUP SP., NORTHERN SHOVELER, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE, TEAL SP., COMMON LOON, GADWALL continue to be reported this week.
On 2/16 at the Imperial Grasslands, 5 NORTHERN PINTAILS; on 2/19, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (MVas); on 2/24, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER (JH). At the truckstop on 2/18 and 2/20, 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (TH, JF); on 2/24, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (JH). On 2/20 at the Toy Airport, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (JF).
In McKees Rocks on 2/17, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (JF).
On 2/17 at Duck Hollow, 1 SORA (MVas).
At Crooked Creek on 2/18, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN HARRIER (MD).
On 2/24 at Raccoon Creek State Park, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (DC).
On 2/14 at Moraine State Park, 1 SNOW GOOSE (reported to MVas).
In Allegheny Township on 2/25, 12 TUNDRA SWANS
In the Knox area this week, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (ML).
In the Pymatuning area on 2/20, 77 NORTHERN PINTAILS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, and others (RH); on 2/21, 45 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, NORTHERN PINTAIL, and others (GK).
On 2/24 at Presque Isle, 13 SANDHILL CRANES (JM).
In Neiltown on 2/21, 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS (FM).
On 2/21 at Buzzard Swamp, COMMON RAVEN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (FM).
Along Cowden Road on 2/17, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER (SS).
On 2/17 along Newcastle-Mercer Road, ~200 HORNED LARKS (SS).
In the Shenango area on 2/21, sightings included REDHEAD (SS); on 2/24, GREATER YELLOWLEGS (RN).
On 2/21 outside Berlin, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, SHORT-EARED OWL (reported to SB).
At Wyattville pond on 2/20, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS and others (JS).