Date: 8/26/17 9:18 am From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Re: [PABIRDS] Snyder County - Swallow Tailed Kite - yes
approx 9:30 am, the bird was first seen perched on a tree 1/4 mile WEST of the farm in an open field tree by David Yeany II, we came down to meet him and saw it flying around for the bigger part of an hour with only a short time it disappeared over the hill from the farm. it went from flying low over the soybean fields to up high in the sky. it then flew over farm and went east maybe another 1/4 mile and was putting on a show when we left. It got harassed by local American Kestrel and some swallow species. We also saw a young Bale Eagle come thru as we were leaving at 11am.
-------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Fwd: Re: [PABIRDS] Snyder County - Swallow Tailed Kite - yes Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:49:46 -0400 From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Reply-To: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Just got a report from Rob Hosler, the kite was just seen for the first time today at same location.
-------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Snyder County - Swallow Tailed Kite - yes Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:44:53 -0400 From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Reply-To: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
I got there at 6pm and stayed for over an hour. the owners say it has been seen from 10 to 3pm almost daily for the last 2 weeks. I was just too late in the day. the family was very nice and we made sure to buy some produce from their stand in front of their house. the road behind their house up to the barn is terrible. almost a 2 foot rut in the middle. I would suggest parking down below by the house and walking up after you let the owners know why you are there. they are very bird friendly.. I some who are going to try for it in the morning. Make sure you check in with them at the produce stand and take some of their items home. Lets let them know that PA birders are great people and appreciate them allowing us to see such a great bird. I bought 3 crenshaws that I cut up tonight and they were awesome. they are between a honeydew and cantaloupe. We did drive around the area a bit after we left and there are many good places to look, imo.
On 8/24/2017 4:06 PM, Chad Kauffman wrote: > Aden just called and he confirmed the Swallow Tailed Kite at 2-2:30pm > > it is at 546 Nipple Rd, Mt Pleasant Mills, PA > > Adam Stauffer first found it first, he works on his grandfathers farm > at this address. the grandfathers name is Showalter. it is a > mennonite farm with produce. > > the driveway is deeply rutted, but they are welcoming birders. > > It hasn't been seen all the time, but it comes and goes. > > What a great bird for Snyder county > > Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA >