Date: 2/13/20 6:10 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, February 13th, 2020
* Delaware
* Statewide
* February 13, 2020
* DEST 20.02.13

*Birds mentioned
Ross’s Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup
Ring-necked Duck
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
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet
Semipalmated Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Purple Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Black-headed Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Northern Gannet
Great Cormorant
Great Egret
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Tree Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Thrasher
Gray Catbird
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: February 13, 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 Thursday, February 13th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. There were no new birds added this week, the unofficial Delaware Annual list for 2020 unofficial list remains at 189 species. Happy Valentine’s Day everybody!

The previous reported ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER continues to be seen intermittently at the Marion Okie Wildlife Preserve on Long Neck near Massey’s Landing. The flycatcher was last reported yesterday! HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, and COMMON LOON were seen there on Indian River Bay.

The previously reported PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continues to be seen with a flock of SNOW GEESE along Cods Road in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. At least two different ROSS’S GEESE have been seen in the flock including a blue phased bird. Six SEMIPALMATED PLOVER plus KILLDEER, SANDERLING, DUNLIN, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and both GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen along the Prime Hook Beach Road along with 20 TREE SWALLOWS. SURF and BLACK SCOTER plus HOODED and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen offshore on Delaware Bay. A SORA was calling near Prime Hook headquarters. LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen along the dike trail at Prime Hook headquarters, along with ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and BROWN THRASHER. Waterfowl seen included GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and COMMON MERGANSER. MERLIN and AMERICAN KESTREL were seen hunting in the area. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS continue to be seen at the intersection of Draper and Sugar Hill!
Road. A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was found along Grace farm Road.

The previous reported BLACK-HEADED GULLS was seen at Wolfe’s Neck Water Treatment Plant at Midway along with GREATER and LESSER SCAUP. This area is restricted access, you are allowed to drive up to the impoundment but don’t pass the green trash bin. A female REDHEAD was seen with 600 CANVASBACKS on Silver Lake along with GREATER and LESSER SCAUP, RUDDY DUCK, plus RED-BREASTED and HOODED MERGANSER. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Silver Lake on Sunday.

LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, HORNED GREBE, NORTHERN GANNET, and GREAT CORMORANT were seen at Cape Henlopen State Park. PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Cape Henlopen Point. Waterfowl reported included BRANT, GREATER SCAUP, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON GOLDENEYE, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, and Both BLACK and SURF SCOTER. Both WHITE-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found in the pine woods at Seaside Nature Center.

RAZORBILL continues to be seen at Indian River Inlet along with COMMON EIDER, BRANT, LONG-TAILED DUCK, and all three species of SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED, BLACK, and SURF. PURPLE SANDPIPER and RUDDY TURNSTONE continue to be seen, along with HORNED GREBE and GREAT CORMORANT at the jetty. LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, RED-THROATED and COMMON LOON were seen offshore. BRANT, COMMON GOLDENEYE, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, HORNED GREBE, and COMMON LOON were seen at Burtons Island, behind the North Marina at Indian River Inlet.

The previous reported EURASIAN WIGEON continues to be seen at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island. Other waterfowl reported there included AMERICAN WIGEON, GADWALL, HOODED MERGANSER, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were found in the pine woods.

There were over 100 RING-NECKED DUCKS on Reynolds Pond near Seaford along with BUFFLEHEAD and COMMON MERGANSER. RING-NECKED DUCKS were also found at Tubbs Mill Pond in Milford along with LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, and GADWALL. BARRED OWL was reported and Frederica along the Murderkill River along with CHIPPING SPARROW. COMMON MERGANSER and PIED-BILLED GREBE were found at Silver Lake in Dover. SURF and BLACK SCOTER, RED-BREASTED and HOODED MERGANSER, COMMON and RED-THROATED LOON, along with HORNED GREBE, GADWALL and AMERICAN WIGEON were found at Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, EASTERN PHOEBE, BROWN THRASHER and CATBIRD were found along the Big Stone Beach Road.

There was a pair of SANDHILL CRANE sightings in Kent County this week. One bird was seen near Smyrna along Delaware Route 1. Another was found near Leipsic along Hurd Road, along with Eastern Meadowlark. The previous reported PINE WARBLERS continue to be seen coming to a yard in Camden-Wyoming. EASTERN MEADOWLARK AMERICAN KESTREL and 75 HORNED LARK were found at Cartanza Road. ROUGH LEGGED HAWK, SHORT-EARED OWL and AMERICAN PIPIT were found at Port Mahon. Waterfowl in the Port Mahan on impoundments of Little Creek Wildlife Area included RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, PIED-BILLED GREBE and AMERICAN COOT.

AMERICAN AVOCETS, KILLDEER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were reported at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Waterfowl reported included TUNDRA SWAN, AMERICAN WIGEON, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, and AMERICAN COOT. Three PIED-BILLED GREBES were seen at Shearness Pool this week. EASTERN MEADOWLARK AND SAVANNAH SPARROW reported along the dike road.

GREAT EGRET was found at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. Waterfowl reported included MUTE SWAN, NORTHERN SHOVELER, GADWALL, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN WINGED TEAL, BUFFLEHEAD, and both HOODED and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER. WOOD DUCK and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK were found at Greer’s Pond along Dutch Neck Road at Thousand Acre Marsh. A pair of LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and two BALD EAGLES were reported on the Reedy Point Jetty. WILD TURKEY continue to be found wandering the streets of Port Penn.

AMERICAN TREE SPARROW AND RINGNECKED DUCK were found at blue rock Manor golf course off Concord Pike in Northern Wilmington. There were three reports of COMMON RAVENS in northern Delaware from Bellevue State Park, Hercules Country Club, and at Auburn Heights State Park in Yorklyn. A PINE WARBLER was seen coming to a feeder off Center Mill Road in Yorklyn. WOOD DUCK was also reported along the Brandywine Creek at Brecks Mill along with COMMON MERGANSER. COMMON MERGANSERS were also reported on Hoopes and Newark reservoir. A MERLIN was reported in downtown Wilmington along Lancaster Pike near the Mount Olive Cemetery. CHIPPING SPARROW was reported along the Christiana Creek in Bear.

A PEREGRINE FALCON continues to be seen at the Wells Fargo Tower (formerly the Rollins Building) along Concord Pike north of Wilmington. The pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS at the Brandywine Building in Wilmington continue nest building activity. Since ancient times, Valentine’s Day has always been the beginning of the mating season. MOURNING DOVES can be heard cooing in the early morning hours, one of the first species to nest. AMERICAN WOODCOCKS were reported doing the timber-doodle dance. WOODCOCKS were reported this week doing mating activities near Townsend across from Willie’s Farm and at Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area in New Castle County. Downstate, WOODCOCK activity was reported at Fowlers Beach and continues to be seen along the Prime Hook entrance road at dusk.

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