Date: 1/13/18 3:20 am
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 12th, 2018
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* January 12, 2018
* DEST1801.12

*Birds mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Cackling Goose
Mute Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
COMMON EIDER
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
RED-NECKED GREBE
Great Cormorant
Black-crowned Night Heron
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
American Avocet
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
RED PHALAROPE
BLACK-HEADED GULL
Bonaparte's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin
American Kestrel
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Thrasher
Gray Catbird
American Pipit
Snow Bunting
Lapland Longspur
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Pine Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: January 12, 2018
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, January 12th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware state annual list
is already up to 142 species.

Today, a RED PHALAROPE was photographed at Indian River Inlet during the
storm. There are only a handful of records for this species in Delaware
during winter. The bird was seen flying up and floating through the inlet
several times. Yesterday, a RED-NECKED GREBE was discovered at the tip of
the north jetty. There has been a ton of waterfowl at the inlet due to
freezing temperatures and ice in Indian River Bay. Two REDHEADS were seen in
the raft of diving ducks, including LONG-TAILED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON
GOLDENEYE, and GREATER SCAUP. A peak count of 12 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were
seen in the inlet, along with 4 COMMON EIDERS, plus BRANT and 8 GREAT
CORMORANTS. A peak count of 60 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen on the jetty,
along with RUDDY TURNSTONE, DUNLIN and SANDERLING. LESSER BLACK-BACKED and
15 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen at the inlet. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was
seen at Burton's Island causeway at the inlet's north marina, along with
BRANT and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.

The previously reported BLACK-HEADED GULL continues to be seen at the Wolfe
Neck Water Treatment Plant near Midway (between Rehoboth Beach and Lewes).
There were 6 CANVASBACKS on Silver Lake in Rehoboth, along with a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL.

Another BLACK-HEADED GULL was seen on the beach at Herring Point in Cape
Henlopen State Park, along with 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. HORNED GREBE,
COMMON and RED-THROATED LOON, LONG-TAILED DUCK, GREATER SCAUP, SURF and
BLACK SCOTER plus RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen at Herring Point. BRANT
and GREAT CORMORANT were seen at Cape Henlopen Point. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH
and CHIPPING SPARROW were seen at Ft. Miles. A PINE WARBLER was seen at the
Biden Center.

For the first time in a month, SNOWY OWLS were not reported at Fowler's
Beach, but there were still 6 SHORT-EARED OWLS. SNOW BUNTING, AMERICAN PIPIT
and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were at Fowler's. Waterfowl seen included TUNDRA
SWAN, SURF and BLACK SCOTER. An AMERICAN AVOCET and the previously reported
dark phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK were seen at Broadkill Beach marsh. A group of
52 WILD TURKEY were seen along Prime Hook Beach Road. A pair of WOOD DUCK
was found along Thirteen Curves Road. AMERICAN WIGEON was seen at the Cods
Road Bridge.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER is continuing to be seen coming to a feeder in the
Woods at Herring Creek on Angola Neck off the Camp Arrowhead Road, along
with PINE WARBLER, BROWN THRASHER and FOX SPARROW. Two RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found along the Herring Creek
Trail at Angola Neck. BROWN THRASHERS were also seen at feeders in Bay Vista
near Rehoboth and in Greenwood. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen in a
yard in Seaford.

All three species of SCOTER, BLACK, SURF and WHITE-WINGED, plus GREATER
SCAUP and COMMON LOON were seen at Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife
Area. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and MARSH WREN seen along the Big Stone Beach
Road. A ROSS'S GOOSE was seen in a flock of SNOW GEESE flying over
Frederica. AMERICAN PIPIT was found in a field near Frederica of Route 12,
Johnny Cake Landing Road.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was with HORNED LARK along the Port Mahon Road on Sunday.
AMERICAN KESTREL, AMERICAN BITTERN and 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS were reported at
Port Mahon. RING-NECKED DUCK and COMMON GOLDENEYE were seen at Little creek.
AMERICAN KESTREL was also seen at Cheswold, along with a WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROW coming to a feeder.

A pair of SHORT-EARED OWLS continues at Shearness Pool in Bombay Hook
National Wildlife Refuge. GREAT HORNED OWL was seen at Raymond Pool.
Although the refuge impoundments are all frozen, waterfowl seen include
TUNDRA SWAN, BUFFLEHEAD, and HOODED MERGANSER. Sparrows collecting along the
roadside included FOX, SAVANNAH, and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. A RUSTY
BLACKBIRD was seen at Finis Pool. A big flock of 85 TUNDRA SWANS were seen
outside the refuge in a wheat field along Hurd Road. 30 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS
were found along Whitehall Neck Road. A BARN OWL was heard in a yard north
of Smyrna along Massey Church Road.

Three WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were photographed sitting in a field along Stave's
Land Road, off route 9 south of Odessa. NORTHERN BOBWHITE, BROWN THRASHER
and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW were seen at Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area. Raptors
reported at Cedar Swamp included a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and MERLIN.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was photographed at the Ashton Tract in Augustine
Wildlife Area. A RING-NECKED PHEASANT was seen on Thursday. Landbirds along
the Sparrow Trail included GRAY CATBIRD, FOX, SAVANNAH, WHITE-CROWNED,
CHIPPING and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. A few MUTE SWANS were seen sitting on
the ice along with 5 BALD EAGLES at Thousand Acre Marsh at the Ashton Tract.
RED-BREASTED and COMMON MERGANSER plus a pair of Dunlin were seen at
Augustine Beach near Port Penn.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED and CACKLING GOOSE was seen at Newark Reservoir off
Paper Mill Road. Other waterfowl included 4 REDHEADS along with RING-NECKED
DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, COMMON and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and AMERICAN
COOT.

A female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD made a brief appearance at a feeder in Pike
Creek off New Linden Road. BARRED OWL was seen along upper Pike Creek Road.
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found at the Tri-State Bird Rescue feeder in Middle
Run Natural Area off Possum Park Road. KILLDEER and SAVANNAH SPARROW were
seen in the fields at the University of Delaware Ag Farm. A PINE WARBLER is
coming to a feeder in Brookside near Newark for the 4th year in a row.

A raft of 4 CANVASBACK was found at Hoopes' Reservoir yesterday. COMMON
GOLDENEYE was seen at the Hillside Mill Cove on Sunday. Other waterfowl
reported included RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK and both HOODED
and COMMON MERGANSER. A COMMON MERGANSER was seen on the Brandywine Creek at
Breck's Mill near Greenville. GREAT CORMORANT was seen on the Delaware River
at Fox Point state Park.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Nicole Koeltzow, Bert
Filemyr, Lisa Smith, Sally Fintel, John Hannum, Ken Rosenthal, Patrick
Carney, Steve Graff, Andy McGann, Ryan Crane, Megan Kasprzak, Matt Sarver,
Lauren Morgans, Chris Bennett, Rob Blye, Bob Edelen, Dick Plambeck, Dave
Fees, Jim and Amy White, Chris Rowe, Tim Freiday, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken
Wat, Joe Sebastiani, Phil Thompson, 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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