Date: 8/12/17 5:20 pm
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 11th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*August 11, 2017
* DEST1708.11

*Birds mentioned
Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Black Tern
Least Tern
Royal Tern
ELEGANT TERN
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
SANDWICH TERN
Black Skimmer
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Bank Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Purple Martin
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Seaside Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: August 11, 2017
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

On Friday, August 11th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 320 species this week, with one species that would be new to
the Delaware State List if accepted by the Delaware Rare Birds committee.

New this week was a possible ELEGANT TERN at Cape Henlopen Point in Cape
Henlopen State Park on last Saturday morning. Unfortunately, the bird was
seen flying way. However, there was a report of a possible TERN with thin
orange bill flying past the Cape Henlopen swimming beach on Saturday
afternoon that might have been the same bird. Other TERNS reported at Cape
Henlopen included ROYAL, LEAST, FORSTER'S, and COMMON TERNS, along with a
single BLACK SKIMMER. RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
were seen running along the wash flats. There was also a nearby hunting
PEREGRINE FALCON.

Other rare TERNS seen in Delaware included a SANDWICH TERN found on the wash
flats at Little Assawoman Bay behind South Bethany Beach. Another SANDWICH
TERN, perhaps the same bird, was also seen flying along the beach at
Bethany. Many TERNS were seen at Kings Grant near Fenwick Island that
included 94 ROYAL TERNS plus CASPIAN, FORSTER'S and COMMON TERN. Three
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS plus BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RUDDY
TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING were opposite King's Grant. Along the beach at
Kings Grant near Fenwick Island were 72 SANDERLING plus BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
and 2 WILLET.

A BLACK TERN was seen at Quillen's Point on Cedar Neck by the VFW Hall along
with COMMON and ROYAL TERNS. SANDERLING, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and LEAST
SANDPIPER were seen along the shoreline. BROWN PELICANS were seen off Indian
River Bay. COMMON and ROYAL TERNS were seen at Indian River Inlet along with
RUDDY TURNSTONE, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER.
There was also a flyover TRICOLORED HERON and GLOSSY IBIS. Four
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were found at Burton's Island, opposite the
North Marina. There were several sightings of BROWN PELICAN including eight
at Indian River Inlet. Six BROWN PELICANS were seen on Rehoboth Bay by boat.
BROWN PELICAN was also reported off Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and from
the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

A peak count of 191 WHITE IBIS was seen Sunday morning flying over Roosevelt
Inlet in Lewes along with over 200 GREAT and 162 SNOWY EGRETS, 84 GLOSSY
IBIS, 3 GREEN HERONS and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. TRICOLORED HERON was
also seen at Roosevelt Inlet on Saturday. WHITE IBIS was also reported at
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and along Long Neck near Massey's
Landing. TRICOLORED HERON was seen flying over Dewey Beach with CASPIAN and
ROYAL TERNS.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along the Herring Point Trail on Monday.
Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen at Angola Neck off Camp Arrowhead
Road along with 5 BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES and a BLUE GROSBEAK. A EURASIAN
COLLARED DOVE was again reported in Selbyville. A male SUMMER TANAGER was
seen Wednesday in the woodlands at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
WARBLERS reported at Prime Hook included PRAIRIE, PINE, and YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was calling along the entrance road.

AMERICAN AVOCET and BLACK-NECKED STILT were seen from the Observation Point
Trail at Prime Hook. Three RED KNOTS were seen along Prime Hook Beach Road
along with PECTORAL SANDPIPER. LEAST TERN and a peak count of 65 BLACK
SKIMMERS were at Prime Hook Beach. A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at Oyster Rock
Road. SOLITARY and PECTORAL SANDPIPER were reported at the Gravel Hill Ponds
along the Georgetown Road, southwest of Milton.

Three YELLOW-CROWNED plus BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON were seen from the
DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Inlet. Four AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS along
with BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and
SPOTTED and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were seen from the viewing deck. CASPIAN
and ROYAL TERNS were seen along the stakes by the Nature Center. SEASIDE
SPARROW was found in the marsh. SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, TURNSTONE, SANDERLING,
and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at the back-beach area of Mispillion.

Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS including two juveniles were seen at Milford
Neck Wildlife Area along the Big Stone Beach Road along with 3 BROWN-HEADED
NUTHATCHES. BLUE GROSBEAK, YELLOW-THROATED and PINE WARBLER, plus
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was found along the roadside. NORTHERN HARRIER was seen
hunting over the marsh. PIED-BILLED GREBE was found on the pond with CASPIAN
TERNS. A COOPER'S HAWK was seen flying over Cheswold. AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and ROYAL TERN were found at Port Mahon.

A BAIRD"s SANDPIPER was found on Wednesday at Whitehall Neck Road along the
entrance to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Other
shorebirds reported included PECTORAL SANDPIPER, BLACK-BELLIE and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER plus 40 KILLDEERS and lots of HORNED LARK. A peak count
of 137 AMERICAN AVOCETS were counted at Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook along
with a single BLACK-NECKED STILT. Shorebirds there included SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, DUNLIN, WHITE-RUMPED, STILT, PECTORAL, and LEAST SANDPIPER along
with LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER plus both YELLOWLEGS. TRICOLORED
HERON, LITTLE BLUE HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON were
seen at the refuge. Several WILLOW FLYCATCHERS were reported along with
BOBOLINK in the reeds and several immature YELLOW WARBLERS. BANK SWALLOWS
were picked out among the swallows flying over the impoundments.

In northern Delaware, the first wave of passerines migrants arrived.
WARBLERS at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark included a TENNESSEE and
BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER on Thursday. A big wave WARBLERS on Wednesday
included CANADA, WORM-EATING, BLUE WINGED, PRAIRIE, OVENBIRD, and several
AMERICAN REDSTARTS. A CLIFF SWALLOW plus BANK and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOW was picked out among the multitude of birds landing on the telephone
line. Three YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were reported along with BARRED OWL along
the creek.

Another BARRED OWL was reported along the headwaters of the Christiana River
at Christine Manor near Newark. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found along the
Christiana River in Bear. The pond at the Helen Graham Cancer Center on the
campus of Christiana Hospital had a flyover GLOSSY IBIS plus LITTLE BLUE
HERON, SNOWY EGRET, and GREEN HERON. LITTLE BLUE HERON was also found at the
pond at the University of Delaware ag farm near Townsend Hall, along with 3
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, PECTORAL and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. WILLOW FLYCATCHER
is also still being reported at the wood lot.

The first BROAD-WINGED HAWK of the season was seen flying over Ashland
Nature Ctr., Hawk watch on Wednesday. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported at
Ashland along with five RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS at the flower garden
behind the Nature Center. A PRAIRIE WARBLER was reported in a yard off
Center Mill Road. Shorebirds at Yorklyn Village this week included SOLITARY,
SPOTTED, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.

WORM-EATING WARBLER, OVENBIRD, AMERICAN REDSTART, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
were seen at Brandywine Creek State Park on Sunday. BANK, TREE, and BARN
SWALLOW plus PURPLE MARTIN were seen flying over the fields. AMERICAN
REDSTART and YELLOW WARBLER were found in Brandywine Hundred off Grubb Road.
A female REDSTART was seen coming to a hummingbird feeder off Shipley Road.
The ponds at Alapocos Run State Park had a PIED BILLED GREBE and 4 GREEN
HERONS.

The cow pasture along Bayview Road south of Port Penn had 171 CATTLE EGRETS
plus 1 immature WHITE IBIS. Price Park in Middletown had GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
and EASTERN MEADOWLARK. The impoundments at Augustine Wildlife Area north of
Port Penn had 3 STILT SANDPIPERS on Tuesday along with PECTORAL SANDPIPER,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, plus LEAST and CASPIAN TERN. Six SANDHILL CRANES were
seen at Port Penn impoundments on Sunday.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Bruce Peterjohn, Jeff
Climie, John Long, Andrew Albright, Mike Moore, Kevin Bronson, Mike Bowen,
Doug Wentzel, Marta Hayden, Carlton Groff, Mark Nale, Chris and Karen
Bennett, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Jason Wood, Chris Rowe, Tim
Freiday, Frank Lesnik, Joel Martin, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, teven
Grunwald, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, Joe Sebastiani, Phil Thompson, Teddy
Burke, Lynn Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, Rachel Shapiro,
and Joe Swertinski. Remember, the Birdline needs your sightings. Please call
your reports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next
week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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