*Birds mentioned BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK Brant 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 Sora Clapper Rail American Oystercatcher Black-necked Stilt American Avocet Black-bellied Plover Semipalmated Plover Piping Plover Marbled Godwit Whimbrel Ruddy Turnstone Sanderling Dunlin BAIRD’S SANDPIPER White-rumped Sandpiper Western Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper Stilt Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher Long-billed Dowitcher Wilson’s Snipe WILSON’S PHALAROPE Greater Yellowlegs Willet 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 SEDGE WREN White-throated Sparrow Bobolink Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Blue-winged Warbler GOLDEN-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.
RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were seen at Port Mahon. There was a peak count of 307 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS along with LEAST, ROYAL, and COMMON TERN. 248 DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANTS were counted on the pier.
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.
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