Date: 8/25/17 8:06 pm
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 25th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*August 25, 2017
* DEST1708.25

*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Virginia Rail
Clapper Rail
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
SANDWICH TERN
Black Skimmer
Common Nighthawk
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Horned Lark
Bank Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Veery
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler
Seaside Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: August 25, 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 25th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 321 species this week. AMERICAN REDSTART and BLACK AND WHITE
WARBLER were widely reported throughout the state this week. Birders
traveling to central Delaware should be aware that the Dover Airshow is
scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, an extra inconvenience to the normal
beach traffic jams.

New this week was 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES seen offshore of Indian River
Inlet on Sunday, along with WILSON'S STORM-PETREL and BLACK TERN. A rarity
offshore was a BROWN PELICAN.

WILSON'S PHALAROPE was found yesterday at the north end of Raymond Pool in
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna, along with MARBLED GODWIT.
Raymond Pool is at perfect water levels right now with an evening high tide.
A peak count of 392 AMERICAN AVOCETS were reported with 400 BLACK-BELLIED
and 250 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, DUNLIN, STILT, WHITE-RUMPED, WESTERN, and
PECTORAL SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, WILLET, plus
GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen hunting over the
flocks of shorebirds. BLACK TERN was seen today at Raymond Pool.
BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Shearness Pool. GULL-BILLED TERN was seen
Sunday flying over Bear Swamp, along with CASPIAN, FORSTER'S, and a COMMON
TERN. AMERICAN BITTERN was seen on the east side of the Raymond dike. A
immature WHITE IBIS was photographed with TRICOLORED HERON, GREAT and SNOWY
EGRET, LITTLE BLUE HERON, and a peak count of 10 BLACK-CROWNED and 4
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS at Bear Swamp. Waterfowl reported included 3
MUTE SWANS plus BLUE-WINGED TEAL. WILD TURKEY and NORTHERN BOBWHITE reported
along the roadside. BARRED and BARN OWL were found at the refuge. Migrants
included BOBOLINK, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, and SAVANNAH SPARROW.

Two BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were seen at Whitehall Neck Crossroads opposite Wicks
Potato Field on Sunday along with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and LEAST SANDPIPER. A
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was found there on Wednesday along with BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER and PECTORAL SANDPIPER. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, BOBOLINK, BANK SWALLOW,
and HORNED LARK were seen along the roadside.

A PIED-BILLED GREBE was seen at Taylor's Gut in Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
along Route 9. A BLACK TERN was found at the central tower in Little Creek
Wildlife Management Area. Three VIRGINIA RAILS were calling at Pickering
Beach Road. ROYAL TERNS and RUDDY TURNSTONES were found along Port Mahon.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be found along Big Stone Beach Road in
Milford Neck Wildlife Area along with BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH. YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO was found in the woods. A few warblers at Big Stone Beach included
BLACK AND WHITE, YELLOW, AMERICAN REDSTART, and PINE WARBLER.

A rare MOURNING WARBLER was found at the White's yard off Center Mill Road
near Yorklyn on Sunday. There was also flyover LAUGHING GULL, a rare species
for Delaware's Piedmont. Yorklyn Village had SOLITARY and LEAST SANDPIPER.
The first ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK of the season was reported at Ashland
Nature Center along with INDIGO BUNTING, WARBLING VIREO and VEERY. Warbler
highlights included BLACKBURNIAN, BLUE-WINGED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, MAGNOLIA,
CANADA, and OVENBIRD. A young GREAT HORNED OWL and EASTERN SCREECH OWL were
found at Ashland in the evening. Several small flights of BROAD-WINGED HAWK
have been already reported at Ashland Hawk watch, but the official count
starts next week.

A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark
on Monday, LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen today. Warbler highlights included a
female HOODED, BLACKBURNIAN, an early BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, PRAIRIE,
and CANADA. BARRED OWL was found along the creek. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were
found in the woods. BOBOLINK have been reported flying over Middle Run. A
drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen at Newark Reservoir. GREAT EGRET and LEAST
SANDPIPER were seen along the shoreline. An extremely early BLUE-HEADED
VIREO was reported today in the neighborhood behind the reservoir.

BLACKBURNIAN, CANADA, BLUE-WINGED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and PRAIRIE WARBLER were
found at Brandywine Creek State Park on Sunday. BOBOLINK was reported in the
field along the entrance road by the turn to the Hawkwatch. YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO was calling in the woods. There was a peak count of 5 EASTERN SCREECH
OWLS found on Sunday. Three GREEN HERONS and BELTED KINGFISHER were found at
Hoope's Reservoir, but high water has prevented any shorebird sightings.

A BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER along with BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED,
CANADA, REDSTART, and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER were seen in Brandywine
Hundred along Grubb Road. A PIED-BILLED GREBE continues to be seen at Rock
Manor Pond near Alapocos Run State Park.

There were several reports of COMMON NIGHTHAWK this week. A peak count of 27
NIGHTHAWK were reported at the Hawkwatch at Brandywine Creek State Park on
Sunday. NIGHTHAWK was also seen at the Hawkwatch at Ashland Nature Center,
Middle Run, Coverdale Farms and Savannah Rad in Lewes. COMMON NIGHTHAWK is
still being seen at The Point Parking Lot and at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen
State Park.

Two BLACK TERNS were seen at The Point at Cape Henlopen on Saturday. Good
numbers of terns were reported at Cape Henlopen this week including LEAST,
COMMON, ROYAL, and BLACK SKIMMER, along with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and
SANDERLING. Both WHITE-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found along
the nature trails. Warblers reported included REDSTART, PINE, and PRAIRIE
WARBLER along with SCARLET TANAGER and BLUE GROSBEAK. BLACK TERN was also
reported at Gordon's Pond along with CASPIAN, ROYAL, and LEAST TERN.
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, plus STILT, SPOTTED, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER
were found at the pond along with BLUE-WINGED TEAL and LITTLE BLUE HERON.

Pelagic birds from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry included 6 WILSON'S
STORM-PETRELS. SURF and BLACK SCOTERS were seen along the jetty along with 2
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER and 460 LAUGHING GULLS. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
was seen sitting on the breakwater jetty on Tuesday.

A SANDWICH TERN with 120 ROYAL TERNS was found today at King's Grant along
Grant Ave., north of Fenwick Island. A COMMON LOON was seen on the ocean at
Fenwick Towers. Tubb Cove Marsh off Route 54, west of Fenwick had
BLACK-BELLIED and 85 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER along with DUNLIN, LESSER
YELLOWLEGS, CASPIAN and ROYAL TERN.

One of the most unusual birds found this week was a female YELLOW-HEADED
BLACKBIRD photographed in the Rehoboth Marshes at Delaware Seashore State
Park. Also seen in Rehoboth Marshes was AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, YELLOW
CROWNED NIGHT HERON, 3 TRICOLORED HERONS, and 30 WHITE IBIS. TRICOLORED,
GREEN, and LITTLE BLUE HERON were seen at Burtons Island along with 3
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS. There was a big group of 37 WHITE IBIS
photographed at Massey's Landing on Long Neck. Shorebirds at Massey's
included TURNSTONE, WILLET, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER.

BROWN PELICANS were seen over Indian River Bay from Long Neck. PELICANS
continue to be seen interspersed along the coast from Cape Henlopen south to
Bethany Beach. 12 BROWN PELICANS were reported at Indian River Inlet along
with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING. COMMON and ROYAL TERN
were seen flying over the inlet and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the
beach.

Twelve immature WHITE IBIS were seen Thursday at Prime Hook Beach Road along
with AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-NECKED STILT, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, STILT,
PECTORAL, WHITE-RUMPED and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. A peak count of 100 BLACK
SKIMMERS were found at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton along
with LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN. A BLACK TERN was seen at Broadkill
Marsh along with LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. BLACK-NECKED STILT with
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was also reported. LEAST
BITTERN, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, and PEREGRINE FALCON were reported along the
Observation Point Trail.

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, TURNSTONE, and WILLET were
seen at Mispillion Inlet from the DuPont Nature Center. ROYAL, CASPIAN, and
COMMON TERN were seen at the Inlet. SEASIDE SPARROW and CLAPPER RAIL were
found in the marsh.

WORM-EATING WARBLER was found at Abbott's Mill Nature Center west of Milford
along with OVENBIRD, BLACK AND WHITE, and REDSTART. Another WORM-EATING
WARBLER was found at Harbeson along with PROTHONOTARY and BLACK AND WHITE.
25 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS reported in a yard at Harbeson along with WILD
TURKEY and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was also found at
Bethany Beach and Nanticoke Wildlife Area. Other birds at Nanticoke included
OVENBIRD, BLUE-WINGED and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER.

Redden State Forest is a place normally known for landbirds but this week a
PECTORAL SANDPIPER was found at the intersection of Redden and Deer Forest
Road. Other shorebirds seen there due to the heavy rains this summer
included 70 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER plus LEAST SANDPIPER and both GREATER and
LESSER YELLOWLEGS.

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS were also reported at the Aston
Track in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. MUTE SWAN was seen on
Thousand Acre Marsh. Waders reported included GREAT and SNOWY EGRET, LITTLE
BLUE HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. Raptors flying over
included BLACK VULTURE, OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, and COOPER'S HAWK. Unusual
landbirds seen included VEERY and YELLOW WARBLER. 120 CATTLE EGRETS continue
be seen at the Bayview Cattle Farm off Bayview Rd., south of Port Penn.
BOBOLINK AND GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were reported at Prices Park near
Middletown. GREAT EGRET was found at the pond there.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, J.B. Churchill,
Elizabeth Porter, Joe Hanfman, Debbie Beer, Jeff Holmes, John Skibicki, John
Landers, Kyle Klotz, John Vassallo, Ryan Crane, Peter Gibb, Mike Bowen,
Chris Bennett, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Jason Wood, Chris
Rowe, Tim and Don Freiday, Joel Martin, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, Curt
Davis, Dean Coffin, Joe Sebastiani, Brian Henderson, Hank Davis, Andy Dunn,
Becky Meister, Carolyn D'Amico, Megan Kasprzak, Phil Thompson, Teddy Burke,
Lynn Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, 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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