Date: 9/2/17 5:12 am
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 1st, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*September 1, 2017
* DEST1709.01

*Birds mentioned
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
WOOD STORK
Brown Pelican
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Clapper Rail
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
PARASITIC JAEGER
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Black Skimmer
Common Nighthawk
Barred Owl
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
COMMON RAVEN
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
LAWRENCE'S WARBLER
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 1, 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, September 1st, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 323 species this week. AMERICAN REDSTART and BLACK AND WHITE
WARBLER were widely reported throughout the state this week.

An amazing sight was 2 WOOD STORKS flying over Lewis Beach on Thursday
evening, August 24th. This coincides with a pair of WOOD STORKS seen soaring
over Cape May, New Jersey the same week. Several sightings of WOOD STORK
have been reported this month along the East Coast, including birds at Sandy
Hook, North Jersey and Norfolk, Virginia. There has been extralimital report
of WOOD STORK at Point Pelee, Ontario along the north shores of Lake Erie.
Unfortunately, the sighting in Delaware appears to be a one-day wonder.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at the White's yard on Center Mill Road
in Yorklyn on Wednesday. WARBLERS reported at Center Mill included female
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLUE-WINGED, and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. A female
LAWRENCE'S WARBLER, which is a back cross hybrid of BLUE-WINGED x
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was found at Ashland Nature Center on Saturday along
the Red Clay Creek. Other WARBLERS reported at Ashland this week included
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLUE-WINGED, TENNESSEE, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA,
BLACKBURNIAN, BLACKPOLL, BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and CANADA. Migrants
reported included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WARBLING VIREO, and VEERY. The water
retention pond at Yorklyn Village at the side of the old NVF factory has
been a Mecca of shorebirds in northern Delaware. PECTORAL, LEAST, and 6
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen there along with KILLDEER and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS. There were also 6 GREEN HERONS on the pond.

LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen Thursday at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark
off Possum Park Road. NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen at Middle Run on Monday.
Other WARBLERS seen included BLUE-WINGED, MAGNOLIA, PRAIRIE, CHESTNUT-SIDED,
BLACKPOLL, BLACKBURNIAN, YELLOW, and CANADA. Several YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS
were seen at Middle Run along with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO and both BALTIMORE
and ORCHARD ORIOLE. NASHVILLE and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was also seen
Sunday at Carousel Park off Limestone Road along with a resident SNOW GOOSE.
BLUE-WINGED and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER were seen at Newark Reservoir along
with a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH walking along the edge of the reservoir. GREAT
EGRET and 2 KINGFISHER'S were also found at the pond.

A WILSON'S WARBLER was found at Brandywine Creek State Park on Saturday. 11
species of warbler were reported at Brandywine Creek including NORTHERN
PARULA, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW, CHESTNUT-SIDED, CANADA, and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.
GREAT EGRET and SOLITARY SANDPIPER were seen along the creek. Several YELLOW
BILLED CUCKOOS and VEERY were found in the woods. BLUE GROSBEAK continues to
be found along the entrance road to the nature center. WARBLING VIREO and
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were found at First State National Historic Park at the
Woodlawn Tract off Ramsey Road. PIED BILLED GREBE was seen at Blue Ball Pond
in Alapocos Run State Park. WILSON'S and PINE WARBLER was found in
Brandywine Hundred off Grubb Road along with CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

A BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was reported at Bay Pointe, south of Glasgow. YELLOW
BREASTED CHAT and 150 BOBOLINKS were seen at Ashton Tract in Augustine
Wildlife Area near Port Penn on Saturday. MUTE SWAN, WOOD DUCK, and
GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen on Thousand Acre Marsh along with LITTLE BLUE
HERON, SNOWY and GREAT EGRET. Shorebirds at Ashton Tract included
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and both GREATER and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS along with CASPIAN TERN. Large numbers of TREE SWALLOWS were seen
along with PURPLE MARTIN, BANK and BARN SWALLOW. LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST
and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were seen at the Port Penn Impoundments along
Route 9. Three GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at Augustine Creek. CASPIAN TERN
was seen at Augustine Beach. Further downstate, 31 NORTHERN BOBWHITES were
flushed from the field at Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area near Flemings landing.

Three AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen at Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook
National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna, along with 2 MARBLED GODWITS and 4
WILSON'S PHALAROPES. Over 200 AMERICAN AVOCETS were being seen along with a
late BLACK-NECKED STILT on Monday. Other shorebirds at Bombay Hook included
STILT, PECTORAL, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, SPOTTED, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER plus
a peak count of 75 BLACK-BELLIED and 250 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. GULL-BILLED
TERN is still being reported at Sheerness Pool. Waterfowl reported included,
MUTE SWAN, GREEN-WINGED, and BLUE-WINGED TEAL. An immature WHITE IBIS
continues to be seen at Bear Swamp along with immature YELLOW-CROWNED and
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS. A sign of the fall season was a NORTHERN HARRIER
hunting over Bombay Hook's marshes. Landbird migrants included SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, BOBOLINK, and a MAGNOLIA WARBLER reported along the trail to Raymond
Tower. AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was also reported at the potato fields along
Whitehall Neck Road at the intersection with Route 9, along with
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and KILLDEER.

A nocturnal flight call station near Frederica reported flyover SWAINSON'S
THRUSH and VEERY, along with YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, OVENBIRD, NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, and BOBOLINK. The most unusual call notes reported was
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. BARRED OWL was heard calling from the nearby Murderkill
River.

Two SWAINSON'S THRUSH were also reported along Turkle Pond Road in Prime
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton along with YELLOW-THROATED and
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. There was also a late SUMMER TANAGER. Three
DICKCISSELS, including one male, were seen along the entrance road near
headquarters. AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen Saturday at Cod's Road along
with 200 BLACK-BELLIED and 12 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. Prime Hook Beach Road
continues to have a plethora of shorebirds including BLACK-BELLIED and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, PECTORAL, WHITE-RUMPED, and WESTERN SANDPIPER, WILLET,
plus both YELLOWLEGS. There is still a flock of 65 BLACK SKIMMER along Prime
Hook Road along with, LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN plus LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL. PEREGRINE FALCON was seen hunting over the mudflats. The
evening flight of waders at Prime Hook on Monday included 10 WHITE IBIS,
TRICOLORED and LITTLE BLUE HERON.

There were a number of SUMMER TANAGERS sightings in Sussex County this last
week including the McCabe Preserve near Milton, Abbott's Mill near Milford,
Harbleson, and Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Laurel. CANADA WARBLER and
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were also reported at Nanticoke. BLUE-WINGED WARBLER
and OVENBIRD were seen at Abbott's Mill. VEERY And WILD TURKEY were seen at
Harbeson. PROTHONOTARY and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER were reported at McCabe
Preserve.

Five AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were reported at Mispillion Inlet this week
along with RUDDY TURNSTONE, WILLET, and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER. ROYAL TERN and
SPOTTED SANDPIPER were seen along the shoreline. YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON
and CLAPPER RAIL the marshes near the DuPont Nature Center.

Two PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen offshore at Cape Henlopen State Park on
Sunday along with PEREGRINE FALCON. AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, SANDERLING
BLACK-BELLIED, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were seen at Cape Henlopen Point.
BLACK TERN was seen at The Point on Sunday along with COMMON, CASPIAN, and
ROYAL TERNS. Four BLACK SCOTERS were seen off the breakwater. The big flock
of TREE SWALLOWS at Cape Henlopen included BANK, BARN, and PURPLE MARTIN.
Three WHITE IBIS were reported at Gordon's Pond at the north end of Rehoboth
Beach along with SANDERLING and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. WILSON'S STORM-PETREL
continues to be seen off the Cape May-Lewes ferry with COMMON and ROYAL
TERNS. Two TRICOLORED HERONS with SNOWY EGRETS and a BALD EAGLE were seen
flying onto the breakwater jetty from the ferry at sunset.

A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen off Quillen's Point in Indian River Bay
with BLACK and ROYAL TERN. Four WHITE IBIS were seen at the James Farm
Ecological Preserve near Ocean View on Tuesday. Six WILD TURKEYS were seen
at James Farm along with PILEATED WOODPECKER, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH
AMERICAN REDSTART and ORCHARD ORIOLE. Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen
at Herring Point on Angola Neck. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was also seen at
Angola neck Preserve off Camp Arrowhead Road along with BROWN-HEADED
NUTHATCH. A peak count of 85 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were counted in a
yard near the Peterkins branch at Georgetown.

September 1st is the beginning of the official Hawk Watch season at Ashland
Nature Center and Cape Henlopen State Park. Please join hawk counters Dave
Brown at Ashland and Jen Ottinger, here for her sixth season at Cape
Henlopen. Early counts at Ashland included 4 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and 3
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS on Thursday along with BALD EAGLE, SHARP-SHINNED,
COOPER'S HAWK and 5 OSPREYS. A pair of COMMON RAVEN were seen flying over
Ashland Hawkwatch on Friday. 16 OSPREYS and 5 BALD EAGLES were seen at Cape
Henlopen today along with SHARP-SHINNED and COOPER'S HAWK plus PEREGRINE
FALCON along with BROWN PELICAN.

There were also 30 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS seen at Ashland on Thursday evening.
The peak count of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS was 800 at Granogue along the Brandywine
Creek at Smith's bridge on Thursday evening! Common nighthawks were also
reported at Brandywine Creek State Park, Coverdale farms, and Middle Run.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Jackie Howard,
Rebecca Stevens, Frank Rohrbacher, Ann Reeves, Sean O'Connor, Sally O'Byrne,
Chris Rimmer, Debbie Beers, John Skibicki, , Peter Gibb, Chris Bennett, Andy
Dunn, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Jason Wood, Chris Rowe, Tim
Freiday, Joel Martin, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, Curt Davis, Dean
Coffin, Joe Sebastiani, Megan Kasprzak, Phil Thompson, Ian Stewart, Steve
Cottrell, Carolyn D'Amico, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, Teddy Burke, Lynn
Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, Colin Flutarty, Joe Russell
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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