Date: 4/10/18 1:51 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 3 April 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.03.18twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Washington County)
TRUMPETER SWAN (Westmoreland County)
SNOW GOOSE (Erie County)
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Mercer County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Allegheny, Crawford, and Mercer Counties)
ICELAND GULL (Erie County)
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
NORTHERN SHRIKE
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: Dave Brooke, Alan Buriak, Donna Collett, Lauren Conkle, Marcy Cunkelman, Bill Drolsbaugh, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Amy Henrici, Matt Juskowich, Scott Kinzey, Michael Leahy, Jeff McDonald, Jerry McWilliams, Steve Sanford, Jerry Stanley, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 19 March 2018 through Monday, 3 April 2018 (two weeks)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

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PLEASE NOTE: COMMON LOON, TUNDRA SWAN, FOY OSPREY, FOY swallows, NORTHERN SHOVELER continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 3/30 at the Imperial Grasslands main pond, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (MVas).

On 4/3 in Tarentum, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (DB).

Near the Highland Park bridge on 4/3, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (SK).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

At Keystone Lake on 3/25, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (AB); on 3/30, 5 RED-THROATED LOONS, 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, and others (AB); on 3/31, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (MVan).

On 3/29 in Worthington, 3 GREAT EGRETS (FOY) (MVan).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 3/23 at Raccoon Creek State Park, 4 PINE SISKINS (MVas).

At Independence Marsh on 3/23 and 3/27, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (DC); on 4/1, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and others (MVas).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 3/24 at Pymatuning, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (ML).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle State Park on 3/19, 1 ICELAND GULL; on 3/25, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 3/26, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 3/31, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, ~70 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS; on 4/1, 1 MERLIN (JMcW).

At Fairview Business Park on 3/24, 1 SNOW GOOSE (JM).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

On 3/25 at Jacob creek wetlands/Bridgeport Dam, 1 TRUMPETER SWAN, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (MJ).

Near Greenlick Run Lake on 3/29, RUSTY BLACKBIRD (MF).


INDIANA COUNTY:

In Clarksburg on 3/22, 1 MERLIN, 2 PINE SISKINS (MC).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 3/21 at Shenango Dam, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, REDHEADS (BD); on 3/22 & 3/24 at Shenango Lake, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL; also on 3/24, 10 REDHEADS, possible 2nd LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL; on 3/28, 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (SS).

At Lake Wilhelm on 3/30, 36 LONG-TAILED DUCKS among over 1,000 LOONS/DUCKS/GREBES (JS).

On 3/31 at Maurice K. Goddard State Park, 8 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and others (DB).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 3/30 at Kahle Lake, 19 RED-THROATED LOONS, 35 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 3/31, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 4/1, 1 CASPIAN TERN, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS among over 900 waterfowl (JS).

In Oil City on 3/30, 3 PURPLE FINCHES (JS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Canonsburg Lake on 3/29, 6 GREAT EGRETS (FOY) (JF), 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (JMcD).

On 4/1 at Cross Creek County Park, 1 MERLIN and others (MJ).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

On 3/24 at Lowber Wetlands, 1 TRUMPETER SWAN (AH).

At Reservoir #4 in Washington on 3/31, 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (LC).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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