Date: 9/9/17 4:17 am
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 8th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*September 8, 2017
* DEST1709.08

*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Black 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
Glossy Ibis
WHITE IBIS
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
UPLAND SANDPIPER
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black Tern
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Eastern Whippoorwill
Common Nighthawk
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Alder Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
COMMON RAVEN
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
BREWSTER'S WARBLER
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Cape May Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Seaside Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 8, 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 8th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 324 species this week. 25 species of WARBLER were reported
throughout the state this week.

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS made their arrival into the state this week, with
the first sighting at Cartanza Road off Route 9, north of the town of Little
Creek. Also reported was WESTERN SANDPIPER , BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER. An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at Cartanza Road on Monday. HORNED
LARK, BOBOLINK, and AMERICAN KESTREL were seen along the fields. Another
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen nearby along Route 9 at Persimmon Tree
Road, north of Cowgill's Corner. That bird was in with a large flock of 60
BLACK-BELLIES that included 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER was also photographed at close range at Whitehall Crossroads, the
intersection of Whitehall Neck Road and the Smyrna-Leipsic Road, north of
Leipsic along Route 9 on Monday. The potato fields along Route 9 had a
plethora of shorebirds including, BLACK-BELLIED, SEMIPALMATED and 2 AMERICAN
GOLDEN PLOVER, with WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL, and WESTERN SANDPIPER plus
AMERICAN KESTREL and BOBOLINK. Two AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were also seen
further north on Route 9 past the intersection with Raymond Neck Road along
with 110 BLACK-BELLIED, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and KILLDEER.

There was a peak count of 190 AMERICAN AVOCETS at Bombay Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna along with 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and 4
WILSON'S PHALAROPES. Other shorebirds seen included 30 STILT SANDPIPERS with
DUNLIN, LEAST, PECTORAL, WHITE-RUMPED, and WESTERN SANDPIPER, plus
SHORT-BILLED and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both GREATER and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS. An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen flying into the marsh opposite
Raymond Pool on Saturday, LEAST BITTERN was seen there the same day.
YELLOW-CROWNED and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS was seen at Bear Swamp along
with LITTLE BLUE HERON and GLOSSY IBIS. A ROYAL TERN was seen with CASPIAN
and FORSTER'S TERNS at Sheerness Pool. Raptors seen at the refuge this week
included MERLIN, PEREGRINE FALCON, and NORTHERN HARRIER, plus BALD EAGLES.
Birds around the refuge headquarters included NORTHERN BOBWHITE,
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, and a "TRAILL'S -TYPE" FLYCATCHER. SAVANNAH SPARROW is
now being seen along the auto-tour Road.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER continues to be seen at Ashland Nature Center near
Hockessin, seen from the Hawkwatch Hill in the morning and down at the marsh
along Red Clay Creek later in the day. LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen on
Saturday. Both BLUE-HEADED and WARBLING VIREO along with NASHVILLE, 12
TENNESSEE, 7 BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, YELLOW, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and
GREEN, and CANADA WARBLER. PECTORAL, SOLITARY, and LEAST SANDPIPERS continue
be seen at Yorklyn Village along with LESSER YELLOWLEGS and GREEN HERON.

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen Tuesday at Middle Run Natural Area off
Possum Park Road in Newark. Four species of Empidonax flycatcher reported
there this week including ALDER on Saturday, plus LEAST and ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Middle Run today. 20 species of
warbler were reported at Middle Run this week including BREWSTER'S WARBLER
seen there on Saturday along with BLUE-WINGED, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, CAPE
MAY, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKBURNIAN, PINE, PRAIRIE,
plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and BLACK-THROATED GREEN. NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was
seen on Monday and an early PALM WARBLER was seen Thursday. Lots of
BALTIMORE ORIOLE, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, and VEERY were reported along the
birding trail.

A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was singing along Thompson Station Road at White
Clay Creek State Park. Warblers seen included BLUE-WINGED, CHESTNUT-SIDED,
MAGNOLIA and CANADA. MAGNOLIA and CANADA WARBLER were seen at Newark
Reservoir. NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in North Star along with PARULA and
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. TENNESSEE and BAY-BREASTED WARBLER were seen at Bay
Pointe near Summit Bridge along with a NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW.

WILSON'S and WORM-EATING WARBLER were found at Brandywine Creek State Park
along with BLUE-WINGED, TENNESSEE, BLACKBURNIAN, CANADA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE
and GREEN. Lots of NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were found along the creek along
with SOLITARY SANDPIPER, GREAT EGRET, and GREEN HERON. Several VEERY and
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were found in the woods. Another YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER was seen in a yard in Brandywine Hundred along Naaman's Creek on
Saturday along with NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, TENNESSEE, BLACKBURNIAN, MAGNOLIA,
BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK was seen at Bellevue State Park and at Northminster today. Two
PIED-BILLED GREBES were reported at Blue Rocks Pond near Rock Manor Golf
Course.

There was a big flight of 68 COMMON NIGHTHAWK seen at Center Mill Road near
Yorklyn on Sunday. Nighthawk migration was also seen this week at Sherwood
Park near Wilmington, Brookside near Newark, Governors Square in Bear, and
downstate at Delaware City, Brecknock Park in Camden-Wyoming, Frederica,
Prime Hook Beach, Midway, and Cape Henlopen State Park.

A flight of 10 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over Biddle's Corner along
Route 13 near St. George's. SANDHILL CRANE was also seen in Thousand Acre
Marsh. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON plus LITTLE BLUE HERON and CATTLE EGRET
were seen at Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area. AMERICAN WIGEON was
reported there this week along with MUTE SWAN, WOOD DUCK plus BLUE-WINGED
and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. An early YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on Saturday.
LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen there on Sunday along with CAPE MAY WARBLER, and
WARBLING VIREO. Shorebirds reported included WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER,
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and both YELLOWLEGS.

A peak count of 6 PIED BILLED GREBES were found at the South impoundment of
Little Creek Wildlife Management Area off the Pickering Beach Road. Other
waterfowl seen included NORTHERN SHOVELER and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. Landbirds
reported included BOBOLINK and ORCHARD ORIOLE. Five RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
and several BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were seen at Milford Neck Wildlife Area
along the Big Stone Beach Road. BLACK TERN was seen flying over the marsh.
Four WHITE IBIS were reported at the south end of the marsh on Thursday
evening. Large numbers of waders were reported at Big Stone Beach including
159 GREAT and 127 SNOWY EGRETS along with LITTLE BLUE and GREEN HERON.
Waterfowl reported included 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS plus BLUE-WINGED TEAL.
VIRGINIA RAIL was calling in the marsh. Evening birding produced EASTERN
SCREECH OWL, GREAT HORNED OWL, and BARRED OWL plus a late EASTERN
WHIPPOORWILL

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen at Mispillion Inlet from the DuPont Nature
Center along with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and WILLET. LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen along the beach. Terns seen included LEAST,
BLACK, and ROYAL TERN. BLACK TERN was also seen on Saturday at Fowler's
Beach in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton along with LEAST,
ROYAL, CASPIAN, and COMMON TERN. RUDDY TURNSTONES, BLACK-BELLIED and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and were seen in the marsh. AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was
seen along Clifton Rd., west of Route 1 near Jefferson Crossroads, with a
big flock of 80 BLACK-BELLIED and 40 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. 50 BLACK SKIMMERS
were seen at Prime Hook Beach Road along with STILT SANDPIPER and 60
AMERICAN AVOCETS. A VESPER SPARROW was seen along the entrance road to Prime
Hook Headquarters along with DICKCISSEL, CATTLE EGRET, WILD TURKEY and
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. Two WHIPPOORWILLS were calling at Oyster Rock Road on
Thursday evening.

Several SUMMER TANAGERS were again reported this week. Three SUMMER TANAGERS
were at Nanticoke Wildlife Area along with NORTHERN PARULA, WORM-EATING, and
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. SUMMER TANAGER was again seen at Abbott's Mill
Nature Center near Milford. Another SUMMER TANAGER was seen at Georgetown at
Redden State Forest along with YELLOW WARBLER. SUMMER TANAGER was seen in
Greenwood with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO and WILD TURKEY. A YELLOW-THROATED
WARBLER was reported in Milton.

COMMON LOON was reported at the VFW Hall at Quillen's Point on Cedar Neck
near along with COMMON, FORSTER'S, LEAST, and ROYAL TERN. BROWN PELICANS
were reported at Indian River Inlet and Burton's island. Six TRICOLORED and
2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were seen at Burtons Island along with SPOTTED
SANDPIPER, BLACK-BELLIED, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. A BLACK-THROATED GREEN
WARBLER was seen in the woods along with flyover BOBOLINK at Burton's
Island. TRICOLORED HERON was also seen at Delaware Seashore State Park along
Rehoboth Bay, south of Key Box Road along with 9 BROWN PELICANS, CLAPPER
RAIL, and SEASIDE SPARROW. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Fenwick
island.

BLACK SCOTERS continue to be seen off Cape Henlopen State Park along the
breakwater jetty. BROWN PELICAN was seen flying off Cape Henlopen Point
along with AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER. Terns at The Point included BLACK, LEAST,
COMMON, ROYAL, and CASPIAN TERN. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was seen in the woods
along with PRAIRIE WARBLER. BROWN PELICANS, BLACK TERN and NORTHERN BOBWHITE
were reported at Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch.

This was the first week of the official Hawk Watch season at Ashland Nature
Center and Cape Henlopen State Park. Twelve BALD EAGLES were seen on Sunday
at Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch along with 59 OSPREYS, plus SHARP-SHINNED,
COOPER'S, and RED-TAILED HAWK, and PEREGRINE FALCON. A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was
seen on Thursday at Cape Henlopen. MERLIN was seen at Cape Henlopen on
Monday and Thursday. A late CLIFF SWALLOW was seen at Cape Henlopen
Hawkwatch on Tuesday. BROAD WINGED HAWKS have been a daily occurrence at the
Ashland Nature Center Hawkwatch. Five BALD EAGLES were seen on Monday, plus
SHARP-SHINNED AND COOPER'S HAWK. COMMON RAVEN was seen on several occasions.
PECTORAL and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen flying over the Hawkwatch possibly
from Yorklyn Village on Thursday. Please join hawk counters Dave Brown at
Ashland and Jen Ottinger, at Cape Henlopen.

A quick reminder, lots of hummingbirds are still being seen. Peak count was
12 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS near Harbleson. Keep those hummingbird feeders
going!

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Jeff Climie, Andy
McGann, Sean O'Connor, Curt Davis, Kitt Heckscher, Anthony Gonzon, Marie
Gardner, Zoe Yost, Matt Sarver, Scott Northey Annette McLellan, Amy O'Neil,
Sally O'Byrne, John Skibicki, , Peter Gibb, Chris Bennett, Rob Blye, Bob
Edelen, Colin Fluharty, Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Jason Wood, Kelly
Nunn, Hannah Greenberg, Chris Rowe, Tim Freiday, Joel Martin, Jerald and
Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, Derek Stoner, Joe Sebastiani, Megan Kasprzak, Phil
Thompson, Ian Stewart, Steve Cottrell, Mike Hudson, Bill Stewart, Kim
Steininger, John Long, Teddy Burke, Lynn Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn,
Alissa Kegelman, 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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