Date: 2/6/21 6:00 am
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: Eastern PA Birdline: 2/5/2021
Dave,
Thanks for the 30 yr effort.
*wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance*
*Rob*
Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile


On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 9:42 PM Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:

> - RBA
> * Pennsylvania
> * Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
> * February 5, 2021
> * PAEA2102.05
>
>
>
> - Birds mentioned
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>
> GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
>
> COMMON REDPOLL
>
> ICELAND GULL
>
> PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
>
> ROSS'S GOOSE
>
> REDHEAD
>
>
>
> - Transcript
>
>
>
> Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
> Date: February 5th at 9:00 PM
> To Report by E-Mail: Send to <mailto:<becard...> <becard...> with
> "Birdline" in subject heading.
> Compiler: Dave DeReamus
>
> My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
> northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
> edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically
> done
> every Friday, more often when necessary.
>
>
>
> You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
> <http://www.lvaudubon.org/> http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .
>
>
>
> You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
> <http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html>
> http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .
>
>
>
> Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area's
> birding guidebook, "Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity". A completely
> revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
> <http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/> http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .
>
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS IS THE LAST "Birdline" REPORT!
>
> The time has finally come to put an end to the "Eastern PA Birdline."
> Actually, that time has probably come and gone long ago. The emergence of
> eBird and multiple Facebook pages has basically made the Birdline's weekly
> update outdated and irrelevant.
>
> My first edition of the Birdline was done way back in February of 1991.
> Back then, thanks to the financial support of the Lehigh Valley Audubon
> Society, I was able to set up a local phone number and purchase a recording
> machine for it. Birders would call the local phone number and listen to my
> taped recording of the past week's sightings. The reason I started it was
> to replace an old "phone chain" system that would hopefully pass on
> sightings from one birder to another. Unfortunately, its weakness was when
> there was a broken link in the chain.
>
> In 1999, the Birdline debuted on the Internet through the PABIRDS and
> BIRDEAST listservs. After the final digital recording machine finally
> died,
> the "phone line" version was shut down.
>
> So, this report completes my 30th year. Thanks goes to the Lehigh Valley
> Audubon Society for its long-standing support and to all the contributors
> of
> sightings during these past 30 years.
>
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> NOW FOR THE BIRDS!
>
>
>
> Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK PPL POWER PLANT area, Northampton County:
>
> GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - 1 on 1/30
>
> Red-breasted Merganser - 1 on 1/30
>
> Bald Eagles - 2 on 1/30
>
> Northern Harrier - 1 on 1/30.
>
>
>
> Sightings from BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
>
> Rusty Blackbird - 1 on 2/2 (at a private feeder).
>
>
>
> Sightings from the NAZARETH area, Northampton County:
>
> COMMON REDPOLL - 1 on 2/1 (at a private feeder).
>
>
>
> Sightings from the EASTON area, Northampton County:
>
> At the 'Forks of the Delaware':
>
> ICELAND GULL - 1 on 2/4 (adult)
>
> Great Black-backed Gull - 1 on 2/5.
>
>
>
> Sightings from the BETHLEHEM BOAT CLUB area, Northampton County:
>
> Eastern Phoebe - 1 on 1/30.
>
>
>
> Sightings from BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
>
> At the St. Luke's Anderson Campus fields:
>
> COMMON REDPOLL - 1 on 1/30.
>
>
>
> Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
>
> Dark-eyed "Oregon" Junco - 1 on 2/3
>
> Common Grackles - 7 on 2/1.
>
>
>
> Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
>
> At Seiple's Pond:
>
> PINK-FOOTED GOOSE - 1 on 1/30.
>
>
>
> Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
>
> COMMON REDPOLL - 1 on 1/31 (at a private feeder).
>
>
>
> Sightings from the NEFFS area, Lehigh County:
>
> COMMON REDPOLLS - 4 on 2/3.
>
>
>
> Sightings from the ALBURTIS area, Lehigh County:
>
> ROSS'S GOOSE - 1 on 2/2 (fly-by).
>
>
>
> Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
>
> Cackling Geese - 2 on 2/4; 1 on 2/5
>
> REDHEAD - 1 on 2/4 and 2/5.
>
>
>
> - End transcript
>
 
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