Date: 1/10/20 6:52 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, January 10th, 2020
* Delaware
* Statewide
* January 10, 2020
* DEST 20.01. 0

*Birds mentioned
Ross’s Goose
Cackling Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
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
Purple Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
American Woodcock
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Forster’s Tern
Black-headed Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Iceland Gull
Red-throated Loon
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Saw-whet Owl
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
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

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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