Date: 4/12/17 7:57 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 1 April 2017
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.01.17

Highlights:
EARED GREBE (Venango County)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Erie County)
FORSTER'S TERN
CASPIAN TERN
SNOWY OWL (Crawford County)
SHORT-EARED OWL
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (Mercer County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
VESPER SPARROW

Contributors: Karyn Delaney, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Gigi Gerben, Amy Henrici, Matt Juskowich, Meg Kolodick, Geoff Malosh, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Steve Sanford, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Russ States, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Saturday, 25 March 2017 through Saturday, 1 April 2017

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

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Please note: FOY GREAT EGRET, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, HERMIT THRUSH were reported; LESSER YELLOWLEGS, FOX SPARROW, RUDDY DUCK, COMMON LOON, BUFFLEHEAD also continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

At North Park on 3/26, 1 VESPER SPARROW (AH).

On 3/26 in the Imperial area, sightings included 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 REDHEAD (GG).

On 3/30 at Frick Park, WINTER WREN (JSo).

At Dashields Dam on 3/31, 1 FORSTER'S TERN, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (GM).

On 3/31 at McKees Rocks, PEREGRINE FALCON (JF).

At the Tarentum Bridge on 4/1, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (AH).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 3/31 at Crooked Creek Lake, 2 REDHEADS and more (MVan).


BEAVER COUNTY:

In Rochester on 3/31, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (MVas), 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS (JF).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 3/28 at Lake Arthur, 21 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (reported to MVas); on 3/29, 2 CANVASBACKS and others (KD); on 3/30, 2 REDHEADS and more (MVan).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

In Beaver Township on 3/26, 1 SNOWY OWL continued (CN).

On 3/29 in the Springboro area, 9 SHORT-EARED OWLS (CN).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 3/26 at Presque Isle, sightings included 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, 9 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 4 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 26 HORNED LARKS, 1 SANDHILL CRANE; on 3/29, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (JM).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

On 3/29 at Greenlick Run Lake, 8 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and more (MF); on 4/1, 1 CASPIAN TERN (MJ).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 3/26 along Tieline Road, 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, ~50 HORNED LARKS, AMERICAN PIPITS (SS).

At Shenango Lake on 3/28, 53 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (reported to SS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 3/28, 47 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 3/30, 3/31, and 4/1, 1 EARED GREBE (JSt, MVas); also on 3/31, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (JSt), 1 nearby SANDHILL CRANE (MK).

On 3/28 at Wyattville pond, 13 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (JSt).

On 3/29 at Two Mile Run Park, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK (RS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

In Washington on 3/29, PURPLE FINCH (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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