Date: 8/30/19 6:48 pm From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 30th, 2019
RBA * Delaware * Statewide * August 30, 2019 * DEST 1908.30
*Birds mentioned Brant 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 HUDSONIAN GODWIT Ruddy Turnstone Sanderling 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 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 Osprey Bald Eagle Red-shouldered Hawk Red-headed Woodpecker Merlin Peregrine Falcon Least Flycatcher Eastern Kingbird Yellow-throated Vireo Warbling Vireo White-eyed Vireo Common Raven Fish Crow Bank Swallow Brown-headed Nuthatch SEDGE WREN Veery Bobolink Boat-tailed Grackle Baltimore Oriole Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Prothonotary Warbler Blue-winged Warbler GOLDEN-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.
Two BLACK SKIMMERS were reported at Dupont Nature Center. Shorebirds seen included AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, plus SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPER. There was a flyby MERLIN on Saturday.
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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