Date: 3/14/17 12:05 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 February 2017 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE02.25.17twoweeks

Highlights:
SNOW GOOSE (Butler County)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Somerset County)
SHORT-EARED OWL
EVENING GROSBEAK (Forest County)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

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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Transcript-

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.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

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).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

At Crooked Creek on 2/18, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN HARRIER (MD).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 2/24 at Raccoon Creek State Park, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (DC).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 2/14 at Moraine State Park, 1 SNOW GOOSE (reported to MVas).

In Allegheny Township on 2/25, 12 TUNDRA SWANS


CLARION COUNTY:

In the Knox area this week, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (ML).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

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).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 2/24 at Presque Isle, 13 SANDHILL CRANES (JM).


FOREST COUNTY:

In Neiltown on 2/21, 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS (FM).

On 2/21 at Buzzard Swamp, COMMON RAVEN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (FM).


MERCER COUNTY:

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).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 2/21 outside Berlin, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, SHORT-EARED OWL (reported to SB).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Wyattville pond on 2/20, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS and others (JS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Canonsburg Lake on 2/23, RUSTY BLACKBIRD (JF).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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