Date: 12/29/19 10:55 am
From: sheilaannand . <sheila.annand...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] de-birds Digest - 27 Dec 2019 to 28 Dec 2019 (#2019-233)
Here’s the weekly report
All three scoters are listed but the local details are in the text below

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> Topics of the day:
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> 1. RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 27th, 2019
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> Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 15:04:16 +0000
> From: "Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE." <ednieap...>
> Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 27th, 2019
>
> RBA
> * Delaware
> * Statewide
> * December 27, 2019
> * DEST 1912.20
>
> *Birds mentioned
> Ross’s Goose
> Cackling Goose
> Brant
> Tundra Swan
> Mute Swan
> Wood Duck
> Gadwall
> American Wigeon
> Green-winged Teal
> Canvasback
> Ring-necked Duck
> Greater Scaup
> Lesser Scaup
> Black Scoter
> White-winged Scoter
> Surf Scoter
> Long-tailed Duck
> Bufflehead
> Common Goldeneye
> Common Merganser
> Hooded Merganser
> Red-breasted Merganser
> Ruddy Duck
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Clapper Rail
> American Coot
> American Avocet
> Black-bellied Plover
> Semipalmated Plover
> Killdeer
> Ruddy Turnstone
> Sanderling
> Dunlin
> Purple Sandpiper
> Long-billed Dowitcher
> Wilson’s Snipe
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Forster’s Tern
> Lesser Black-backed Gull
> Red-throated Loon
> Great Cormorant
> AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
> American Bittern
> Great Egret
> Black-crowned Night Heron
> Bald Eagle
> Barn Owl
> Barred Owl
> Short-eared Owl
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> American Kestrel
> Common Raven
> Tree Swallow
> Brown-headed Nuthatch
> Marsh Wren
> Gray Catbird
> Snow Bunting
> Lapland Longspur
> EVENING GROSBEAK
> American Tree Sparrow
> Savannah Ipswich Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Eastern Meadowlark
> Rusty Blackbird
> Boat-tailed Grackle
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> WESTERN TANAGER
>
> Hotline: Birdline Delaware
> Date: December 27, 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, December 27th, the last Birdline of the year, this is Birdline
> Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. Merry
> Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody! The unofficial Delaware Annual list
> increased to 328 species this week.
>
> Holiday plans were put on hold for a female WESTERN TANAGER found next to
> the visitor center at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna.
> This bird was found on Christmas Eve Day coming to the berry bushes next to
> bathrooms at the headquarters and has been present daily. Look for the
> yellow-breasted, greenish-back bird with yellow orange bill and yellow wing
> bars feeding with NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD and HOUSE SPARROWS. There’s been a
> rash of WESTERN TANAGER sightings along the East Coast this month, with
> birds reported in Cape May, Sandy Hook, Long Island, New Hampshire,
> Connecticut and Massachusetts.
>
> Birders looking for the TANAGER have found other good birds at the refuge
> including AMERICAN AVOCET, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both GREATER and
> LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A CLAPPER RAIL was reported calling at Bear Swamp. MARSH
> WREN was found by Raymond Pool. Waterfowl seen included TUNDRA SWAN,
> CACKLING GOOSE, AMERICAN WIGEON, BUFFLEHEAD, AMERICAN COOT, plus HOODED and
> COMMON MERGANSER. EASTERN MEADOWLARK and HORNED LARK were reported along
> Whitehall Neck Road.
>
> AMERICAN COOT and BUFFLEHEAD were found at Taylor’s Gut in Woodland Beach
> Wildlife Area. BARN OWL was reported along the Woodland Beach Road. COMMON
> GOLDENEYE was reported at Port Mahon just past the fishing pier along with
> BLACK SCOTER. A single BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE made a brief appearance at the
> fishing pier. A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen with HORNED LARK at Cartanza Road
> along with AMERICAN KESTREL.
>
> A raft of CANVASBACKS was seen off Kitts Hummock along with SURF SCOTER.
> GREATER SCAUP and RUDDY DUCK were seen off of Pickering Beach. WILSON’S
> SNIPE were reported at a field near Frederica off Johnnycake Landing Road,
> along with AMERICAN KESTREL.
>
> Another new bird this week was an EVENING GROSBEAK coming to a feeder near
> Newark off Delaplaine Avenue off Capital Trail east of Possum Park Road.
> This is near Middle Run Natural Area where a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was
> seen. CACKLING GOOSE, COMMON GOLDENEYE, LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, and a
> large raft of COMMON MERGANSERS were seen on Newark Reservoir, along with 3
> BALD EAGLES. A pair of COMMON RAVENS was seen over I 95 at Churchman’s
> Marsh.
>
> COMMON MERGANSERS and WINTER WREN were seen at Ashland Nature Center along
> the Red Clay Creek. Waterfowl at Hoopes’s Reservoir included PIED-BILLED
> GREBE, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BUFFLEHEAD, BLACK, RING-NECKED, and RUDDY DUCK,
> plus HOODED and COMMON MERGANSER. A COMMON RAVEN was seen at Hillside Mill
> Cove along with PILEATED WOODPECKER and SAPSUCKER. A MERLIN was reported at
> Bellevue State Park.
>
> WOOD DUCK, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, KILLDEER, and BELTED KINGFISHER were seen at
> the Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found in the
> woodlot and plus a flyover BALD EAGLE. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found
> at the entrance to the Port of Wilmington with a large group of GREAT
> BLACK-BACKS.
>
> An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was photographed at the entrance to Stave’s
> Landing Road on Tuesday. SAVANNAH and AMERICAN TREE SPARROW were seen at
> Stave’s Landing wildlife area. A RED-THROATED LOON was seen flying by
> Collins Beach in Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area. GREATER SCAUP, RUDDY DUCK, and
> over 600 DUNLIN were reported. YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and AMERICAN PIPIT
> were found at Cedar Swamp.
>
> A late GREAT EGRET was reported at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife
> Area along with CATBIRD and FOX SPARROW. Waterfowl reported included MUTE
> and TUNDRA SWAN BUFFLEHEAD, and AMERICAN COOT. MUTE SWAN, GADWALL, and
> PIED-BILLED GREBE were found at Dragon Run in Delaware City.
>
> SHORT-EARED OWLS continue to be seen at Fowlers Beach in Prime Hook
> National Wildlife Refuge near Milton, along with BARRED and GREAT HORNED
> OWL. SNOW BUNTINGS continue to be seen along the beach. There was a flyby
> AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN on Wednesday morning. Waterfowl reported included
> ROSS’S and CACKLING GOOSE, SURF SCOTER, HOODED and COMMON MERGANSER.
> AMERICAN BITTERN and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON along with EASTERN
> MEADOWLARK were found out in the marsh. A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was found
> along the dike trail at Prime Hook headquarters along with CLAPPER RAIL and
> FORSTER’S TERN. FOX SPARROW and BARRED OWL were reported near Turkle Pond.
>
> CLAPPER RAIL was also reported at Canary Creek near the University of
> Delaware Marine School in Lewes. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported on
> the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES continue be
> reported at the Seaside Nature Center. A pair of TREE SWALLOWS were seen
> flying over Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach on Thursday. Waterfowl on the
> lake included 650 CANVASBACK and several HOODED MERGANSERS.
>
> Four COMMON EIDERS were reported today at Indian River Inlet along with
> BRANT, LONG-TAILED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, and all three species of SCOTER,
> WHITE-WINGED, BLACK and SURF. PURPLE SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE,
> SANDERLING, and DUNLIN with LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen on the
> jetty. GREAT CORMORANT was reported on the channel marker. “IPSWICH”
> SAVANNAH SPARROW and TREE SPARROW were photographed along the beach. The
> mud flats at Quillen’s Point at the end of Cedar Neck near Ocean View had
> 22 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, DUNLIN, SANDERLING and both
> LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. BRANT, BUFFLEHEAD, GOLDENEYE, and
> RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen on Indian River Bay.
>
> Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Jen
> Driscoll, Anthony VanSchoor, Gina Sheridan, Andrew Albright, John Janowski,
> George Armistead, Liz Porter, Brian Henderson, Kristin Leprich, Elizabeth
> Clements, Rick Cheicante, Adam Woodis, Al Guarente, Rodney Murray, Curt
> Davis, Aaron Reb, Bert Filmyer, Mike Rosengarten, Dave Belford, Kathie
> O’Neil, Katie Bird, Mike Hudson, Gary Griffith, Joe Sebastiani, Mike
> Moore, John Skibicki, Chris and Karen Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Megan
> Kasprzak, Wayne Longbottom, Rob Blye, Ellen Jacobson, Sue Gruver, Sharon
> Lynn, Lynn Smith, Scott Northey, Amy and Jim White, Sally O’Byrne, Colin
> Campbell, 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!
>
> -end transcript
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