Date: 8/23/19 7:06 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 23rd, 2019
* Delaware
* Statewide
*August 23, 2019
* DEST 1908.23

*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Pied-billed Grebe
Virginia Rail
Clapper Rail
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Gull-billed Tern
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Bonaparte’s Gull
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
White Ibis
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
Least Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-And-White Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: August 23, 2019
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, August 16th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list increased to 311 species.

A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found on the mud flats at Prime Hook Beach Road on Wednesday seen by many observers. Earlier in the week, MARBLED GODWIT, WILSON SNIPE, and WILSON’S PHALAROPE were reported. Other shorebirds seen included PECTORAL, STILT, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, RUDDY TURNSTONE, plus WILLET. Waterfowl included BLUE WINGED TEAL and NORTHERN SHOVELER. LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN were picked out of the Tern flock. Additionally, four WHITE IBIS were reported. A peak count of 67 WHITE IBIS were seen at Prime Hook headquarters along with BOBOLINK and BARRED OWL. PIPING PLOVER was seen at Short’s Beach. A breeding plumage BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday.

MARBLED GODWIT, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, WESTERN SANDPIPER, with BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were seen at Mispillion Inlet from the Dupont Nature Center. A WHIMBREL was reported at the nature center on Saturday. CASPIAN and ROYAL TERNS were seen on the pilings. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was seen out in the marsh. AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at North Slaughters Beach at Marvel Road along with another MARBLED GODWIT.

The previous reported BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK continues to be seen at Henlopen Landing west of Five Points near Lewes. This bird was seen with MALLARDS at the retention pond near the intersection of Ocean Bluff and Seaside Drive. Five BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were seen today at the Wolfe’s Point Water Treatment Plant, along with RUDDY DUCK.

PIPING PLOVER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING were seen at Cape Henlopen Point along with LEAST, COMMON, ROYAL, and CASPIAN TERN. BROWN PELICAN and a single NORTHERN GANNET was seen flying out past the point. BRANT, BLACK, and SURF SCOTER were seen by the jetty. WHIMBREL, BROWN PELICAN, and TRICOLORED HERON were also seen from the Cape May-Lewes ferry. CHESTNUT SIDED and-PINE WARBLER with BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found at the Seaside Nature Center in Cape Henlopen State Park.

There’s a peak count of 200 WHITE IBIS with GREEN HERON, 4 TRICOLORED HERON, 70 SNOWY and 10 GREAT EGRETS, plus YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON in Gordon’s Pond north of Rehoboth Beach. PIED-BILLED GREBE was reported out on the pond. An AMERICAN AVOCET was reported on Tuesday along with WESTERN SANDPIPER, WILLET, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen along the trail.

BROWN PELICANS were reported at Tower Road in Delaware Seashore State Park and at Bethany Beach. MUTE SWAN, SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPER were seen at Assawoman wildlife area near Fenwick Island.

RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD migration is in full force with 80 HUMMERS reported in a yard at Peterkin’s branch near Georgetown, along with YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO AND RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was also seen at Nanticoke Wildlife Area along with WHITE-EYED VIREO and SUMMER TANAGER. Warblers reported included OVENBIRD, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLUE-WINGED, and CHESTNUT-SIDED. WILD TURKEY was reported along ports Portville Road near Laurel. WHITE-EYED VIREO was also reported in Greenwood.

A female GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER was photographed at the Logan Lane Tract in Ted Harvey Conservation Area near Kitts Hummock on Saturday, the second record of this unusual species this month. EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE continues be reported near Frederica. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was reported along the Big Stone Beach Road in Milford neck wildlife area along with COOPER’S HAWK. Shorebirds seen included BLACK-NECKED STILT, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.


The previous reported SEDGE WREN continues to be found along the Raymond Pool Road in the field on the left prior to getting to the Raymond tower parking lot. A “YELLOW-BREASTED” KINGBIRD was seen near Bear Swamp on Saturday. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen Thursday opposite Shearness Pool. GULL-BILLED TERN continues to be seen at the south end of Raymond Pool, along with WHITE IBIS. A pair of WILSON’S PHALAROPES were seen in Raymond Pool along with AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, DUNLIN, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, SOLITARY, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER plus LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. LEAST BITTERN, SORA, VIRGINIA and CLAPPER RAIL were reported in the refuge. PEREGRINE FALCON was observed hunting over Raymond Pool. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was found flying over Bear Swamp. There was a peak count of 120 BANK SWALLOWS flying over Shearness Pool, along with PURPLE MARTIN and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW. Lots of CASPIAN TERNS are being seen at !
the refuge with 192 CASPIAN TERNS counted at the south and of Shearness Pool. BOBOLINK and NORTHERN BOBWHITE were also reported near the visitor center.

A male WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was found at a feeder in downtown Wilmington near Rodney Square this week. Not sure if this is left over from last spring or a record early arrival? Warblers reported at Brandywine Creek State Park included CANADA, BLACK AND WHITE, REDSTART, and NORTHERN PARULA. The first COMMON NIGHTHAWK of the season was seen flying over the Brandywine Valley at Brandywine Creek on Sunday night. REDSTART, BLACK-AND-WHITE, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER were seen at Bellevue State Park. CANADA WARBLER and COMMON RAVEN was seen along Naaman’s Creek off Grubb Road.

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found at White Clay Creek State Park. NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, REDSTART, OVENBIRD, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER were found at Ashland Nature Center. WARBLING VIREO, YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO, AND RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were found by the nature center. Four GREEN HERONS were seen along the shoreline at Hoopes Reservoir on Sunday morning.

LITTLE BLUE HERON and CASPIAN TERN was seen at Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen today, along with YELLOW, PINE and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Al Gurante, Holly Merker, Martha Fetters, Earl Blansfield, Scott Northey, Paul Pisano, Mike Hudson, Tom McKay, Todd Hooe, Curt Gaskell, Nancy Goggin, Kevin Bennett, Tom Bombadi, Phil Thompson, Gary Griffith, Chris Bennett, Megan Kasprazak, Carolyn Holland, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Amy and Jim White, Aaron Reb, Ellen Jacobson, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Art Zdancewic, Ian Stewart, Kitt Heckscher, Chris Rowe, Ryan Crane, Joe Swertinski and Joe Russell. 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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