Date: 8/30/19 6:48 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 30th, 2019
* Delaware
* Statewide
* August 30, 2019
* DEST 1908.30

*Birds mentioned
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Belted Kingfisher
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Pied-billed Grebe
Common Gallinule
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
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
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Lesser Black-backed Gull
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
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Common Raven
Fish Crow
Bank Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Boat-tailed Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Waterthrush
Prothonotary Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Black-And-White Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: August 30, 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 the Labor Day weekend, on Friday, August 30th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list remains at 311 species. 17 species of Warbler were reported this week.

Offshore storms sometimes blow in pelagic shorebirds inland. A low-pressure center moving off the coast on Wednesday produced 10 HUDSONIAN GODWITS in Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen at the refuge on Saturday. There was a peak count of 26 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS flying over the saltmarsh opposite Shearness Pool last weekend. A peak count of 1350 AMERICAN AVOCETS were reported along with 280 BLACK-BELLIED, 240 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL and STILT SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, plus GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Offshore storms also produced a peak count of 250 CASPIAN TERNS at Shearness Pool. Waders reported included TRICOLORED, LITTLE BLUE and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON along with GLOSSY IBIS. Migrant land birds included VEERY, BOBOLINK, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLACK AND WHITE and YELLOW WARBLER. WILD TURKEY and NORTHERN BOBWHITE were seen at the Vi!
sitor Center. PEREGRINE FALCON and 10 BALD EAGLES were counted hunting over the refuge. The previous reported SEDGE WREN continues to be heard along the Raymond Loop Road in the field before the Raymond Tower parking lot.

The previously reported BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was last seen on Saturday at Prime Hook Beach Road. WILSON SNIPE, DUNLIN, PECTORAL, STILT, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, RUDDY TURNSTONE, plus WILLET were also reported. Waterfowl included BLUE WINGED TEAL and NORTHERN SHOVELER. BLACK SKIMMER was seen in the Tern flock along with LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN. NORTHERN HARRIER was seen hunting over the marsh. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found at Deep Branch Road and Fleetwood Pond. Sixteen WHITE IBIS were seen at Oyster rocks Road.


There was a big flock of 366 WHITE IBIS at Gordon’s Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park. WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen feeding along the shoreline. Other sandpipers included BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, STILT, WESTERN, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER, NORTHERN SHOVELER and PIED-BILLED GREBE were found on the pond. A pair of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in the evening.

Eight LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found at Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park along with CASPIAN and ROYAL TERN. Shorebirds seen included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WILLET, and RUDDY TURNSTONE. BROWN PELICANS were seen flying offshore. EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen along the overlook. Eleven AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS along with PIPING and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and RUDDY TURNSTONE at Cape Henlopen Point. Three BLACK SKIMMERS along with LEAST, COMMON, ROYAL and CASPIAN TERNS were seen in the Tern flock. BRANT continues to be seen offshore. Several BROWN PELICANS were seen flying by the point.

Ten WHITE IBIS were seen at Burton’s Island in Delaware Seashore State Park behind the North Marina at Indian River Inlet along with 8 TRICOLORED HERON, 2 CATTLE EGRETS, and a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Bethany Beach. MUTE SWAN and 6 PIED-BILLED GREBES were seen at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Massey’s Landing at the end of Long Neck. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were seen at the Herring Point Trail on Angola Neck, along with 3 TRICOLORED HERONS. Two LEAST FLYCATCHERS were seen at Nanticoke Wildlife Area along with BOBOLINK, WHITE-EYED VIREO, and SUMMER TANAGER. BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen in Seaford. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were seen in a yard in Harbison along with 20 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS.

BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, PINE and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER reported at Big Stone Beach Road in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. PEREGRINE, BALD EAGLE, and OSPREY were seen hunting over the saltmarsh. WESTERN SANDPIPER and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were reported at Big Stone Beach. A single RED KNOT was reported with SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER at Port Mahon on along with SANDERLING, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and ROYAL TERN. BOBOLINK and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE were found in the marsh. A flock of 30 BOBOLINK were reported in Frederica along with migrant NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and MAGNOLIA WARBLER.

A female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, the third for the season was found Thursday at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark. Also reported was NASHVILLE, BLUE-WINGED, BLACKBURNIAN, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. At White Clay Creek State Park, OVENBIRD, BLACKBURNIAN, BLUE-WINGED, CANADA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and YELLOW WARBLER along with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was found along Creek Road. MAGNOLIA, CANADA, CHESTNUT SIDED, PRAIRIE, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER reported at Ashland Nature Center along with WARBLING VIREO and VEERY.

AMERICAN REDSTART, OVENBIRD, CANADA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, AND BLUE-WINGED WARBLER along with WARBLING VIREO at Brandywine Creek State Park. A pair of BELTED KINGFISHERS were seen along the creek. Four GREEN HERONS were seen at Hoopes Reservoir. NORTHERN PARULA, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Naaman’s Creek off Grubb Road.

The Heron Count at Veterans Park in Delaware City on Wednesday produced 303 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 375 CATTLE EGRET, 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, along with BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, SNOWY and GREAT EGRET. There was a total of 9 BALD EAGLE, 8 OSPREY, and 75 FISH CROWS. A pair of COMMON RAVENS were found Saturday at Fort Dupont State Park at the south end of Delaware City.

COMMON GALLINULE and SANDHILL CRANE were found at the Aston Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area along with LITTLE BLUE HERON. Migrants reported included EASTERN KINGBIRD and AMERICAN REDSTART. SPOTTED, PECTORAL, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were seen at Port Penn impoundments along with CASPIAN TERN. Migrant land birds included BANK SWALLOW and BOBOLINK.

COMMON NIGHTHAWK migration is now underway with a peak count of 91 NIGHTHAWKS at Ashland Nature Center on Saturday. NIGHTHAWKS were also seen at Brandywine Creek State Park, Walnut Ridge near Centerville, Grenoble, and off Weldon Road in Brandywine Hundred.

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