Date: 8/24/17 8:50 am
From: Susan W Fields <suewf1...>
Subject: Re: PABIRDS Digest - 22 Aug 2017 to 23 Aug 2017 (#2017-231)
Andrea,

Thanks so much for asking.  Wagner is both of our middle names. So this
would be correct:

"Fields, Damon Wagner and Sue Wagner"

Blessings,

Sue


On 8/24/2017 12:00 AM, PABIRDS automatic digest system wrote:
> There are 9 messages totaling 466 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Waggoner's Gap (23 Aug 2017) 30 Raptors
> 2. Bake Oven Knob (23 Aug 2017) 48 Raptors
> 3. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Aug 2017) 34 Raptors
> 4. Allegheny Front (23 Aug 2017) 7 Raptors
> 5. American Avocet; SGL-270; Mercer County; 08/23/2017
> 6. Shaner Road Ponds; Lawrence County; 08/23/2017
> 7. Five tern and twelve shorebird species, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
> 8. Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Aug 2017) 8 Raptors
> 9. Radar tonight
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:51:28 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
> Subject: Waggoner's Gap (23 Aug 2017) 30 Raptors
>
> Waggoner's Gap
> 40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV 0 0 0
> TV 0 0 0
> OS 1 16 16
> BE 6 28 28
> NH 0 4 4
> SS 0 5 5
> CH 0 4 4
> NG 0 0 0
> RS 0 3 3
> BW 15 82 82
> RT 8 38 38
> RL 0 0 0
> GE 0 0 0
> AK 0 10 10
> ML 0 0 0
> PG 0 1 1
> UA 0 0 0
> UB 0 1 1
> UF 0 0 0
> UE 0 0 0
> UR 0 2 2
>
> Total: 30 194 194
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:30:00
> Observation end time: 14:00:00
> Total observation time: 6.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Ron Freed
>
> Observers: Diane McLaughlin, Pat Freed, Robert McLaughlin
>
> Visitors:
> Carolyn Hoffman, Holly Smith, Gary Blacksmith, 12
>
>
> Weather:
> Fair skies and moderate NW winds that died at 2 pm.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> BE Ad - 9:14, 9:35, 10:57, 12:05, 12:40, 1:15
>
> First bird - BW 8:10
> Last bird - BW & RT 1:20
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarchs - 5
> Hummers - 1
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Ron Freed (<rrfreed...>)
> Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
> www.waggap.com
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:48:51 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
> Subject: Bake Oven Knob (23 Aug 2017) 48 Raptors
>
> Bake Oven Knob
> 2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 6 25 25
> Turkey Vulture 6 90 90
> Osprey 4 33 33
> Bald Eagle 1 31 31
> Northern Harrier 0 2 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 4
> Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 6
> Broad-winged Hawk 15 176 176
> Red-tailed Hawk 4 30 30
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 2 5 5
> Merlin 0 2 2
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 8 17 17
>
> Total: 48 426 426
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:30:00
> Observation end time: 15:30:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
>
> Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson
>
> Observers: Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, Rob Keith
>
> Visitors:
> One south bound through hiker
>
>
> Weather:
> 70-81°F, partly cloudy skies with winds from the NE at 4-8 mph. Increasing
> cloud cover as day went on.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Bald Eagle (1): 1222a
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarch (4), Hummingbird (7), Raven (5), American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing,
> Tree Swallow, Chickadee sp, Barn Swallow.
>
> Predictions:
> A chance of sprinkles after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 77.
> North wind 3 to 6 mph.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
> Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
> www.lgnc.org
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:55:44 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
> Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Aug 2017) 34 Raptors
>
> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
> Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
> Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
> Osprey 5 31 31
> Bald Eagle 3 15 15
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 8 8
> Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 18 197 197
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 8
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 3 5 5
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 1 2 2
>
> Total: 34 269 269
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:15:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
>
> Compiler: JF Therrien
>
> Counters: JF Therrien
>
> Weather:
>
>
> Raptor Observations:
>
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
>
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
> http://www.hawkmountain.org/
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:59:32 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
> Subject: Allegheny Front (23 Aug 2017) 7 Raptors
>
> Allegheny Front
> Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV 0 0 0
> TV 0 1 1
> OS 0 2 2
> BE 0 4 4
> NH 0 0 0
> SS 1 6 6
> CH 0 1 1
> NG 0 0 0
> RS 0 0 0
> BW 4 40 40
> RT 0 8 8
> RL 0 0 0
> GE 0 0 0
> AK 0 2 2
> ML 1 2 2
> PG 0 0 0
> UA 0 0 0
> UB 1 3 3
> UF 0 0 0
> UE 0 0 0
> UR 0 1 1
>
> Total: 7 70 70
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:30:00
> Observation end time: 15:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn
>
> Observers: Joe Sabo, Kevin Georg
>
> Visitors:
> Joe Sabo,Kevin Georg
>
>
> Weather:
> light WNW/W winds,mixed clouds and sun,valley haze in AM
>
> Raptor Observations:
> 7 migrating birds as well as 1 non-migrating RT and 1 non-migrating CH
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> TVs,swifts,swallows,hummingbird. Also c. whites,great spangled
> frittilary,t. swallowtail,bl. swallowtail,6 monarchs
>
> Predictions:
> lt. WNW winds,partly cloudy,high near 65F
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:20:00 -0400
> From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
> Subject: American Avocet; SGL-270; Mercer County; 08/23/2017
>
> I birded M K Goddard State Park and State Gameland 270 in Mercer County today. The highlight of the day was an American Avocet in SGL-270. The bird was feeding in the shallow wetland north of Milledgeville Road, viewed from the end of the road going into the gameland from Milledgeville Road. There were also at least four very vocal Osprey in the same area.
>
> Best Regards ........ Richard Nugent
> Hampton Township, Allegheny County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:25:35 -0400
> From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
> Subject: Shaner Road Ponds; Lawrence County; 08/23/2017
>
> On my way back from Mercer County, I stopped at the Shaner Road ponds to look for shorebirds. I found no shorebirds, but instead there was a large bulldozer actively filling in the ponds.
>
> Best Regards .......... Richard Nugent
> Hampton Township, Allegheny County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:16:05 +0000
> From: Mike Epler <jmepler...>
> Subject: Five tern and twelve shorebird species, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
>
> I spent today on the Susquehanna River at the Conejohela Flats. Ordinarily, days with a strong wind out of the north west would be fairly uneventful. It seems like the birds just fly over without stopping. Today was different for some reason. I had fair numbers of shorebirds all day with their numbers increasing as the water level dropped later in the day exposing more mud. The surprise shorebird of the day was an adult Ruddy Turnstone in non-breeding plumage. I didn't have a large number of terns, just a nice variety consisting of five species, the best of the group being a breeding plumage Least Tern.
>
>
> Below are my shorebird, gull, and tern highlights, or you can see my whole eBird checklist here<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38787842>.
>
>
> Semipalmated Plover 25
>
> Killdeer 27
>
> Ruddy Turnstone 1
>
> Stilt Sandpiper 1
>
> Sanderling 1
>
> Least Sandpiper 130
>
> Pectoral Sandpiper 8
>
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 25
>
> Spotted Sandpiper 6
>
> Solitary Sandpiper 1
>
> Greater Yellowlegs 2
>
> Lesser Yellowlegs 5
>
>
> Bonaparte's Gull 2
>
> Laughing Gull 1
>
>
> Least Tern 1
>
> Caspian Tern 4
>
> Black Tern 1
>
> Common Tern 1
>
> Forster's Tern 2
>
> Mike Epler
> Middletown, PA
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:16:23 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
> Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Aug 2017) 8 Raptors
>
> Stone Mt., Pa.
> Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV 0 0 0
> TV 0 0 0
> OS 0 0 0
> BE 0 0 0
> NH 0 0 0
> SS 1 1 1
> CH 0 0 0
> NG 0 0 0
> RS 0 0 0
> BW 5 5 5
> RT 2 2 2
> RL 0 0 0
> GE 0 0 0
> AK 0 0 0
> ML 0 0 0
> PG 0 0 0
> UA 0 0 0
> UB 0 0 0
> UF 0 0 0
> UE 0 0 0
> UR 0 0 0
>
> Total: 8 8 8
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 12:00:00
> Observation end time: 14:30:00
> Total observation time: 2.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Greg Grove
>
> Observers: Greg Grove
>
> Weather:
> Light NW wind. Partly cloudy. 70F
>
> Raptor Observations:
> First raptor recorded at Stone for the season was a Broad-winged Hawk at
> 1218 EST
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> TV, BV
> Ch Swift - 2
> Tree SW- 2 Barn Sw - 2 swallow sp -10
> Raven, BC Chickadee, Carolina Wren, BTGreen warb., Towhee, Goldfinch
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:21:08 -0400
> From: Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...>
> Subject: Radar tonight
>
> Right now, if you go to a Doppler radar site like:
>
> http://tempest.aos.wisc.edu/radar/uscompjs.html
>
> …you'll see there is a huge movement of migrating birds tonight, especially in central PA -- huge blobs of pale blue and green representing vast numbers of birds. Should be a super morning for birding tomorrow.
>
> (If you're reading this Thursday morning, you're only going to see the current conditions at that time, but Thursday night is likely to be just as intense -- check the radar a couple of hours after dark.)
>
> Scott Weidensaul
> Schuylkill Haven, PA
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of PABIRDS Digest - 22 Aug 2017 to 23 Aug 2017 (#2017-231)
> **************************************************************
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