Date: 3/27/17 12:03 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 March 2017 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE03.25.17twoweeks

Highlights:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Mercer County)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Venango County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
SHORT-EARED OWL
SNOWY OWL (Crawford County)
FISH CROW (Allegheny County)
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (Mercer County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
SAVANNAH SPARROW
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: Tammy Frech Arnold, Brendyn Baptiste, Dave Brooke, John Flannigan, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Bob Machesney, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Steve Sanford, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Russ States, Becky Szabo, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Saturday, 11 March 2017 through Saturday, 25 March 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

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Please note: COMMON LOON, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported, and FOY TREE SWALLOW was reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In McKees Rocks on 3/16, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (JF).

Along Strouss Road on 3/17, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW (JH).

On 3/20 at Frick Park, 1 FISH CROW (JSo).

In Pittsburgh on 3/21, 2 flyover TUNDRA SWANS (JSo).

On 3/23 at Duck Hollow, FISH CROW (JSo).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 3/24 and 3/25 at Independence Marsh, 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (FOY), 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (FOY) (MVas, BS).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At State Gamelands #95 on 3/12, sightings included NORTHERN PINTAIL (TA).

On 3/13 at Glade Run Lake, sightings included RUSTY BLACKBIRD (BM).

At Moraine State Park on 3/25, 2 flyover SANDHILL CRANES, 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 1 REDHEAD, 2 CANVASBACKS, 1 MERLIN, 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, and others (BB).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

In Beaver Township on 3/12, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (CN).

From 3/13 through 3/24 in the Springboro area, 1 SNOWY OWL; also on 3/16, 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS; also on 3/22, 7 SHORT-EARED OWLS (CN).

At Pymatuning on 3/13, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (SG).

On 3/20 at Geneva Marsh, 11 TUNDRA SWANS, 4 SANDHILL CRANES (DB).

On 3/20 in northwestern Craword, NORTHERN HARRIER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL (CN).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle on 3/17, sightings included 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 3/20, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK; on 3/23, 50 TUNDRA SWANS, 20 HORNED LARKS; on 3/24, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 MERLINS, 1 GREAT EGRET (JM).


MERCER COUNTY:

Near Shenango Lake on 3/14 & 3/19, 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (reported to SS; AH); on 3/17, 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 87 TUNDRA SWANS (SS).

On 3/21 at Lake Wilhelm, sightings included 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 COMMON GOLDENEYE (SS).

At Sandy Lake on 3/21, 4 TUNDRA SWANS (SS).

On 3/25 along Tieline Road, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (FOY), 8 LAPLAND LONGSPURS (MVas).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 3/22, 115 REDHEADS (JSt).

On 3/22 at Two Mile Run Park, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, 10 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 4 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 REDHEADS (reported to RS); on 3/23, 12 TUNDRA SWANS (RS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At the Hahn Road AMD pond on 3/15, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS (MVas).

On 3/17 at Canonsburg Lake, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (JF).

Along Ciaffoni Road on 3/20, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS (JF).

On 3/21 at Lake Joann, 3 REDHEADS (GG).

Along Sutherland Drive on 3/22, 3 NORTHERN PINTAILS (GG).

On 3/22 along Scenic Ridge Drive, 1 REDHEAD (JF).

At Peters Lake on 3/22, 1 TUNDRA SWAN and others (JF).

On 3/23 near Eighty Four, 2 TUNDRA SWANS (GG).

At Mingo Creek County Park on 3/25, 1 COMMON RAVEN (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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