Date: 5/3/19 8:22 am From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 23 April 2019
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
WHIP-POOR-WILL (Allegheny County)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Erie County)
AMERICAN BITTERN (Erie County)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Crawford County)
SNOWY EGRET (Erie County)
BLACK VULTURE (Beaver County)
NORTHERN GOSHAWK (Erie County)
GOLDEN EAGLE (Erie County)
VESPER SPARROW (Crawford County)
EVENING GROSBEAK (Erie County)
Contributors: Dave Brooke, Ron Burkert, Donna Collett, Marcy Cunkelman, Mike Fialkovich, Nolan Garman, Amy Henrici, Scott Kinzey, Jerry McWilliams, Aidan Place, Jerry Stanley, Mark Vass, Kendall Zook.
Compiler: Amy Taracido
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 through Tuesday, 23 April 2019
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NOTE: BLUE-WINGED TEAL, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BALD EAGLE continue to be reported, and first-of-year WOOD THRUSH, WARBLING VIREO, NORTHERN PARULA, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, SCARLET TANAGER, etc.
On 4/18 at Frick Park, 2+ VIRGINIA RAILS, PINE SISKIN, and others (AP); on 4/19 and 4/20, VIRGINIA RAIL (RB, reported to MF); on 4/20, PURPLE FINCH (MF); on 4/21, PRAIRIE WARBLER, VIRGINIA RAIL (AH).
In Plum on 4/19, 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL heard (AH).
On 4/19 in Oakmont, PURPLE FINCH (RB).
On 4/18 at Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve, 1 PINE WARBLER and others (DC). On 4/19 at Raccoon Creek State Park, 6 PURPLE FINCHES; on 4/21, 1 PINE SISKIN, 18 PURPLE FINCHES, 2 nearby BLACK VULTURES (MVas).
At Moraine State Park on 4/17, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (reported to MVas).
On 4/22 at Glade Run Lake, 2 VIRGINIA RAILS (DB).
On 4/17 near Mount Pleasant, 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON continues (NG, KZ); on 4/21, 1 LITTLE BLUE HERON (NG).
Near Conneautville on 4/19, VESPER SPARROW (KZ).
At Presque Isle State Park on 4/17, sightings included 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS; on 4/18, 22 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 2,516 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE, 3 MERLINS, 2 CASPIAN TERNS, BANK SWALLOW; on 4/20, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN, 1 SNOWY EGRET; on 4/21, 1 MERLIN, BANK SWALLOWS; on 4/23, 7 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 4 MERLINS, 1 CASPIAN TERN (JM).
On 4/20 at Fairview Business Park, 1 FRANKLIN'S GULL (JM).
This week in Edinboro, 4 EVENING GROSBEAKS (JM).
On 4/17 in Clarksburg, PINE SISKIN, PURPLE FINCHES (MC).
On 4/22 at Lake Wilhelm, sightings included 18 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, CLIFF SWALLOWS, 1 PURPLE MARTIN (SK).
On 4/17 at Kahle Lake, 2 SURF SCOTERS, 2 CANVASBACKS (JSt).