Date: 1/10/20 6:52 pm From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 10th, 2020
RBA * Delaware * Statewide * January 10, 2020 * DEST 20.01. 0
*Birds mentioned PINK-FOOTED GOOSE Ross’s Goose Cackling Goose Brant Tundra Swan Mute Swan Wood Duck Gadwall EURASIAN WIGEON American Wigeon Green-winged Teal Canvasback Redhead Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Common Eider Black Scoter White-winged Scoter Surf Scoter Long-tailed Duck Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Common Merganser Hooded Merganser Red-breasted Merganser Ruddy Duck Wild Turkey Pied-billed Grebe Horned Grebe Clapper Rail Virginia Rail American Coot Sandhill Crane American Avocet Black-bellied Plover Ruddy Turnstone Sanderling Dunlin Purple Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitcher Wilson’s Snipe American Woodcock Greater Yellowlegs Willet Lesser Yellowlegs Forster’s Tern Black-headed Gull Bonaparte’s Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Iceland Gull RAZORBILL Red-throated Loon Great Cormorant American Bittern Great Egret Black-crowned Night Heron NORTHERN GOSHAWK Red-shouldered Hawk ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK Barred Owl Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl Saw-whet Owl Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Pileated Woodpecker American Kestrel Merlin Peregrine Falcon Eastern Phoebe WESTERN KINGBIRD Common Raven Brown-headed Nuthatch House Wren Marsh Wren Sedge Wren Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Brown Thrasher Gray Catbird Snow Bunting American Tree Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Nelson’s Sparrow Saltmarsh Sparrow Vesper Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Purple Finch Baltimore Oriole Orange-crowned Warbler Pine Warbler Common Yellowthroat DICKCISSEL
Hotline: Birdline Delaware Date: January 10, 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, January 10th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list for 2020 unofficial list is already at a whopping 163 species.
On Saturday, a WESTERN KINGBIRD was found in a cornfield near Killen’s Pond State Park. Directions for the site are: take Route 12, Midstate Road and turn at the sign for Killen’s Pond onto Scrap Tavern Rd., Drive past the intersection with Roseville Road and look for the pullout on the left-hand side by the pine trees. This bird was seen perched and feeding in the corn stubble on the east side of the road with several EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and a PINE WARBLER. A GREAT EGRET was seen at Tubbs Mill Pond near Milford
Several SEDGE and MARSH WRENS were found at Milford Neck Wildlife Area along Big Stone Beach Road at the wooden bridge and at the end of Bennett’s Pier Road. NELSON’S SPARROW and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT were also found on Bennett’s Pier Road BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen along the beach. NORTHERN GANNET, HORNED GREBE, COMMON GOLDENEYE, SURF and BLACK SCOTER were seen offshore. A SAW-WHET OWL was calling in the Holly woods along Bennett’s Pier Road on Saturday morning. VIRGINIA RAIL, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, and PINE WARBLER found along Big Stone Beach Road. SURF SCOTER, CANVASBACK, GOLDENEYE, TUNDRA SWAN, and HOODED MERGANSER were seen at the beach. CLAPPER RAIL and SHORT-EARED OWL were seen at the Milford Neck Dog Training Area. LONG-EARED OWL and DICKCISSEL were seen at the intersection of Scott’s Corner Road and Stratham Lane.
The previous reported WESTERN TANAGER is not been seen all week at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. AMERICAN AVOCETS, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, plus LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS continue to be seen in the refuge. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was photographed at the saltmarsh. Waterfowl reported included TUNDRA SWAN, LESSER SCAUP, COMMON GOLDENEYE, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. Land birds seen included EASTERN PHOEBE, CHIPPING SPARROW, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK.
A light phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK continues to be seen at Port Mahon. Look for this bird perched in the trees near the fishing pier. SHORT-EARED OWL and AMERICAN BITTERN were also reported in the marsh. SURF SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, and RED-THROATED LOON were seen offshore. AMERICAN COOT, WILD TURKEY, HOODED MERGANSER, and RUDDY DUCK seen at Little Creek Wildlife Area. BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON, and 15 HOODED MERGANSERS were seen at Silver Lake in Dover. CANVASBACK, RUDDY DUCK, HORNED GREBE, RED-THROATED LOON, and NORTHERN GANNET were reported off of Pickering Beach.
An immature ICELAND GULL was reported on Sunday at Augustine Beach near Port Penn along with RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, LESSER SCAUP, and SANDHILL CRANE. A group of 12 SANDHILL CRANES were videoed while calling at Augustine Creek along Route 9. SANDHILL CRANE, BARRED OWL, EASTERN PHOEBE, and HOUSE WREN were found at the of Delaware Wildlands off Bay View Road, unfortunately this is a private access area.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK plus SANDHILL CRANE were reported at the Warren Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area along Port Penn Road. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was reported at the Ashton tract. Three PALM WARBLERS were reported at the Port Penn impoundments along with WILD TURKEY and GREAT EGRET.
A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was found with ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, GRAY CATBIRD and BROWN THRASHER along the dike of the Canal Pond off Cox Neck Road near Delaware City. Two dozen MUTE SWAN were seen on the pond. AMERICAN COOT, GADWALL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, and RING-NECKED DUCK were seen on Dragon Run. A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen at a feeder in Delaware City. MERLIN and PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at Fort Dupont State Park. BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen flying over the Delaware River from Veterans Park in Delaware City. A COMMON RAVEN was seen over house at St. George’s bridge flying towards Wrangell Hill Road.
A CACKLING GOOSE was found on the pond by the horse track at Bellevue State Park on Wednesday. GREAT CORMORANTS have been seen on the channel markers along the Delaware River from Fox Point State Park. Hoopes Reservoir near Greenville reported BUFFLEHEAD, RING-NECKED and RUDDY DUCK, HOODED and COMMON MERGANSER, plus PIED-BILLED GREBE. Harry’s Pond at Brandywine Town Center at RING-NECKED DUCK and HOODED MERGANSER. A GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen at the Adams Dam Pond along Route 100. COMMON MERGANSERS were seen on Newark reservoir, along with a flock of 24 TUNDRA SWANS landed on the reservoir on Tuesday. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen in the woods by the parking lot. A PURPLE FINCH was reported coming to a feeder off Barksdale Road in Newark.
Three PALM WARBLERS were found off Sharps Road on the Milford Christmas count on Saturday. There was an incredible number of PALM WARBLERS found in western Sussex County last week’ 23 PALMS plus 26 PINE WARBLERS were seen off of Old Sharptown Road, just south of Nanticoke Wildlife Area on January 2. Also reported was VESPER and CHIPPING SPARROW, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, AMERICAN KESTREL, and MERLIN. 30 PALM WARBLERS were found along or sees pond near Laurel. ANOTHER PALM WARBLER was found at Woodland Ferry. WILSON SNIPE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and BARRED OWL were heard at Nanticoke wildlife area in the early morning. An EASTERN PHOEBE was seen near Trap Pond State Park.
NELSON’S and SALTMARSH SPARROW were found along Lighthouse Road at Slaughters Beach, along with CLAPPER RAIL. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was found by the pond opposite the Marvel Saltmarsh Preserve. SURF SCOTER, NORTHERN GANNET, and RED-THROATED LOON were seen at Mispillion Inlet. A big flock of 275 BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were seen from the Dupont Nature Center.
There was a flock of over 100,000 SNOW GEESE along Thirteen Curves Rd. near Milton that included ROSS’S and a possible PINK-FOOTED GOOSE. SHORT-EARED OWL, SNOW BUNTING, and AMERICAN BITTERN were found at Fowlers Beach in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was discovered in the woodlot prior to the marsh. WOOD DUCK and PILEATED WOODPECKER were found along Deep Branch Road. ORANGE-CROWNED and PALM WARBLER were found along the Broadkill Beach Road. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were reported at Turkle’s Pond. WILD TURKEY was seen along the Prime Hook entrance road. AMERICAN TREE SPARROW and VIRGINIA RAIL reported along the dike trail. A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was reported along cods Road.
Sixteen RAZORBILLS were reported on Saturday from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, along with BONAPARTE’S GULL and NORTHERN GANNET. A WILLET was seen walking down the beach. A PINE WARBLER was reported in the Herring Point parking area. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen from the hawk watch. BRANT were reported at Cape Henlopen Point. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and CEDAR WAXWING were seen at the Seaside Nature Center. GREAT EGRET, TUNDRA SWAN, and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were reported at Gordon’s pond north of Rehoboth Beach. There was a peak count of 3 BLACK-HEADED GULL at Wolfe’s Point Water Treatment Plant near Midway. A peak count of 915 CANVASBACK were seen on Silver Lake along with two female REDHEAD plus HOODED MERGANSER.
RAZORBILL, HORNED GREBE, COMMON EIDER, LONGTAILED DUCK, and all three species of SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED, SURF, and BLACK SCOTER were seen at Indian River Inlet. A big flock of 146 BONAPARTE’S GULLS showed up at the Inlet this week along with 9 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and FORSTER’S TERN. Shorebirds seen included PURPLE SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING. A PALM WARBLER was found on Wednesday. BRANT, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and PIED-BILLED GREBE were seen at Burtons Island by the North Marina. BRANT and HORNED GREBE were also seen off Quillen’s Point along Cedar Neck from the VFW Hall.
EURASIAN WIGEON continues be reported at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island with AMERICAN WIGEON, GADWALL, LESSER SCAUP, HOODED MERGANSER, and MUTE SWAN. WOOD DUCK and PINE WARBLER were found near Harbison.
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