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5/20/18 10:02 am Hilda Adams <hdadams...> Re: [de-birds] Middle Run
5/18/18 6:01 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 18th, 2018
5/18/18 2:22 pm Ian Stewart <istew...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill bird banding tomorrow - cancelled
5/18/18 2:16 pm Ian Stewart <istew...> Re: [de-birds] Middle Run
5/18/18 9:24 am AMROE <amroe...> [de-birds] Middle Run
5/17/18 8:15 am Lynn Massey <000004c2b379c595-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Green heron
5/17/18 7:59 am joe sebastiani <joe...> [de-birds] Ashland Bird Walk
5/17/18 6:10 am Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...> [de-birds] DOS Field Trip - Sunday, May 20th: Delaware Bayshore Shorebirds & Horseshoe Crabs
5/17/18 5:33 am Amy O'Neil <parakeet93...> [de-birds] Wilson’s Warbler at Harry’s Pond
5/16/18 10:23 am Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk on Thurs. May 17-CANCELLED
5/15/18 7:03 pm cpb2564 <cpb2564...> [de-birds] DOS Meeting Tomorrow
5/13/18 10:15 am Kar DeGeiso <kdegeiso...> [de-birds] Back Yard Birding
5/12/18 2:30 pm Bill <bird-del...> [de-birds] WEATHER UPDATE - DOS Annual Mother's Day Birdwalk @ WCCP
5/12/18 9:51 am Frank Rohrbacher <0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Wilson's Phalarope at BHNWR
5/12/18 6:54 am Lloyd <patch10...> [de-birds] Birding Mill Creek
5/12/18 4:15 am Parents Coffin <cofdcam...> [de-birds] Middle Run bird walks - Today
5/10/18 7:16 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 10th, 2018
5/10/18 5:09 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Prime Hook 5/10/18
5/10/18 5:05 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk: 5/10/18
5/9/18 10:11 am Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill, Milford, DE on 5/10/18 morning
5/8/18 6:23 pm Ian Stewart <istew...> [de-birds] DOS trip to Blackbird SF report
5/7/18 6:45 pm Kathie Jarmon <kcjarmon...> Re: [de-birds] Indigo Bunting - Right on time
5/7/18 5:15 pm Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...> [de-birds] Indigo Bunting - Right on time
5/7/18 3:20 pm sally o'byrne <salobyrne...> [de-birds] DOS Alapocas walk tomorrow (Tuesday)
5/7/18 10:15 am Bill <bird-del...> [de-birds] DOS Annual Mother's Day Birdwalk @ WCCP
5/6/18 2:42 pm Frank Rohrbacher <0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers on Raccoon Ditch Road
5/5/18 2:57 pm Mike Hudson <mike.p.hudson...> [de-birds] Golden-winged Warbler at Deep Branch Rd
5/5/18 2:32 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Sussex Bird Club Walk at James Farm,Ocean View -5/5/18:8am
5/4/18 6:42 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 4th, 2018
5/4/18 7:23 am David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> [de-birds] Late Post
5/3/18 8:19 pm Ian Stewart <istew...> [de-birds] DOS trip to Blackbird State Forest Saturday
5/3/18 6:43 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...> [de-birds] Things That Go Bump in the Night
5/3/18 4:52 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk: 5/3/18
5/2/18 12:22 pm Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...> Re: [de-birds] Bombay Hook
5/1/18 3:50 pm David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> [de-birds] Ted Harvey WA
5/1/18 9:41 am Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...> [de-birds] Tuesday May 1 Cape Henlopen State Park Bird Walk Results
4/30/18 6:45 pm Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [de-birds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
4/30/18 6:43 pm Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [de-birds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
4/29/18 9:06 pm Debora Jarrell <debiannj...> Re: [de-birds] More Birds!
4/29/18 5:28 pm sally o'byrne <salobyrne...> [de-birds] Chimney Swifts, continued.....
4/29/18 3:37 pm David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> [de-birds] More Birds!
4/29/18 10:33 am Lynn Massey <000004c2b379c595-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Killdeer
4/29/18 8:55 am Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...> [de-birds] NY Times article
4/28/18 7:41 pm Andy Urquhart <000000c02f6624dc-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] White Clay Birds 4/28
4/28/18 3:59 pm David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> [de-birds] New Birds
4/28/18 2:51 pm Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...> Re: [de-birds] DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
4/28/18 9:14 am Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...> [de-birds] Ashton Tract
4/28/18 7:11 am Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...> [de-birds] Birds at Cape Henlopen Nature Center Sat 4/28
4/27/18 7:03 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 27th, 2018
4/26/18 6:38 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk:4/26/18
4/25/18 7:03 pm Ian Stewart <istew...> [de-birds] Middle Run Bird Walk 4/24 results
4/25/18 9:54 am Marie Gardner <00000133d8ee0ba7-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4/25/18 8:39 am Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...> Re: [de-birds] DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
4/25/18 6:07 am Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...> [de-birds] DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
4/24/18 4:18 pm Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...> [de-birds] SPRING Delmarva Birding Weekend: April 26-29, 2018
4/24/18 1:01 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk on Thurs. April 26, 2018-Celebrate Audubon's BD
4/24/18 10:04 am Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...> [de-birds] Tuesday April 24 Cape Henlopen Bird Walk results
4/24/18 8:57 am Diane Freebery <chickadeedee25...> [de-birds] RT Hummers
4/24/18 6:29 am Joan Wheeler <sojourner143...> [de-birds] FOY Hummingbird in Glasgow, DE
4/24/18 5:41 am David and Joy Peters <trogon1000...> [de-birds] First Hummingbird of Year
4/23/18 1:09 pm Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...> [de-birds] First Hummingbird of Year
4/22/18 12:06 pm Frank Rohrbacher <0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Vesper Sparrows, Soras, Least Bitterns, White Pelican et al
4/21/18 6:18 pm Ian Stewart <istew...> [de-birds] DNS/DOS bird programs this week
 
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Date: 5/20/18 10:02 am
From: Hilda Adams <hdadams...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Middle Run
Where is Middle Run?

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> On May 18, 2018, at 5:15 PM, Ian Stewart <istew...> wrote:
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> Hi Sandy,
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> The Delaware Nature Society Tuesday morning bird walks continue through May
> (8am - 11am) - still several opportunities left!
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> Ian Stewart
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>> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 12:20 PM, AMROE <amroe...> wrote:
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>> Are bird walks still being held in Middle Run?
>> Sandy Roe
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Date: 5/18/18 6:01 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 18th, 2018
RBA
*Delaware
*Statewide
*May18, 2018
*DEST1805.18

*Birdsmentioned
Brant
MuteSwan
Gadwall
GreaterScaup
LesserScaup
SurfScoter
White-wingedScoter
BlackScoter
Long-tailedDuck
HoodedMerganser
CommonMerganser
Red-breastedMerganser
RuddyDuck
WildTurkey
NorthernBobwhite
CommonLoon
Red-throatedLoon
Pied-billedGrebe
HornedGrebe
BrownPelican
AmericanBittern
LeastBittern
LittleBlue Heron
TricoloredHeron
CattleEgret
GreenHeron
Black-crownedNight Heron
YellowCrowned Night Heron
WhiteIbis
MISSISSIPPIKITE
NorthernHarrier
Broad-wingedHawk
Sora
VirginiaRail
ClapperRail
CommonGallinule
AmericanCoot
Black-neckedStill
AmericanAvocet
AmericanOystercatcher
Black-belliedPlover
SemipalmatedPlover
PipingPlover
RuddyTurnstone
RedKnot
SemipalmatedSandpiper
LeastSandpiper
White-rumpedSandpiper
PectoralSandpiper
StiltSandpiper
Short-billedDowitcher
RED-NECKEDPHALAROPE
WILSON'SPHALAROPE
SpottedSandpiper
SolitarySandpiper
LesserYellowlegs
GreaterYellowlegs
LesserBlack-backed Gull
CaspianTern
CommonTern
Forster’sTern
LeastTern
BlackSkimmer
Yellow-billedCuckoo
Black-billedCuckoo
CommonNighthawk
EasternWhippoorwill
Chuckwill’s widow
BarredOwl
Red-headedWoodpecker
AmericanKestrel
Merlin
PeregrineFalcon
Olive-sidedFlycatcher
LeastFlycatcher
WillowFlycatcher
Blue-headedVireo
WarblingVireo
PHILADELPHIAVIREO
BankSwallow
CliffSwallow
Brown-headedNuthatch
Ruby-crownedKinglet
Veery
Swainson’sThrush
Gray-cheekedThrush
NorthernWaterthrush
Blue-wingedWarbler
ProthonotaryWarbler
NashvilleWarbler
TennesseeWarbler
HoodedWarbler
CapeMay Warbler
MagnoliaWarbler
Bay-breastedWarbler
Chestnut-sidedWarbler
BlackpollWarbler
Black-throatedBlue Warbler
PalmWarbler
Yellow-rumpedWarbler
Yellow-throatedWarbler
Black-throatedGreen Warbler
KentuckyWarbler
MOURNINGWARBLER
CanadaWarbler
Wilson’sWarbler
SeasideSparrow
SaltmarshSparrow
SavannahSparrow
GrasshopperSparrow
VesperSparrow
Lincoln'sSparrow
Dark-eyedJunco
Yellow-breastedChat
SummerTanager
DICKCISSEL
Rose-breastedGrosbeak
Bobolink
EasternMeadowlark
OrchardOriole

Hotline:Birdline Delaware
Date:May 18, 2018
ToReport: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler:Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage:Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
NewJersey, Maryland

ForFriday, May 18th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of NaturalHistory in Greenville. Warbler numbers reached their peak this week asshorebird season is starting to fire up. The Delaware Annual list increased to290 species, including a peak count of 32 species of warbler! New species thisweek included MISSISSIPPI KITE, DICKCISSEL, MOURNING WARBLER, PHILADELPHIAVIREO, LEAST, WILLOW, and OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, plus WILSON’S and RED-NECKEDPHALAROPE.

AMISSISSIPPI KITE was photographed flying over Bombay Hook National WildlifeRefuge near Smyrna on Tuesday. Also reported at “The Hook” this week was a WILSON’SPHALAROPE at the north end of Sheerness Pool, along with BLACK-NECKED STILT,STILT SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both GREATER and LESSERYELLOWLEGS. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was reported at Bear Swamp. RED KNOT and RUDDYTURNSTONE were seen at Raymond Pool. A HORNED GREBE was seen at Shearnesstoday, plus 4 BLACK SKIMMERS at Bear Swamp. Lots of shorebirds of being seen at the refugeincluding 2000 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 150 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 5000 SEMIPALMATEDSANDPIPER, 500 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and 3000 DUNLINS. Wader seen this weekincluded TRICOLORED HERON, plus YELLOW-CROWN and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON at BearSwamp Pool. A late HOODED MERGANSER was seen at Finis Pool, along with MUTESWAN and RUDDY DUCK. SORA and COMMON GALLINULE were found at Sheerness Pool. WILLOWFLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, plus MAGNOLIA, WILSON’S, BLACK-THROATED BLUE andGREEN WARBLER were found in the woodlands. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found atthe Finis Pool turnaround. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and BOBOLINK were reported alongthe Allee House Road.

ARED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen Thursday feeding at the mouth of Indian RiverInlet. The bird was a breeding plumage female seen flying and spinning in thesurf. A female breeding plumage LONG-TAILED DUCK continues to be seen at theinlet, plus a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen on Saturday along with RED-THROATED andCOMMON LOON. A peak count of 25 COMMON TERN were with the big flock of FORSTER’STERNS underneath the Indian River Bridge, plus ROYAL and CASPIAN TERN. Andimmature BROWN PELICAN was seen yesterday. Seven adult WHITE IBIS were seenSaturday evening flying over Burton’s Island, behind the North Marina. SPOTTEDSANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and GREEN HERON were reported along the BurtonsIsland Causeway. BRANT were reported at Savages Ditch in Delaware Seashore StatePark, along with a flyby MERLIN.

Newthis week was DICKCISSEL reported in both Sussex and southern New CastleCounty. The Sussex County bird is along Oak Grove Rd. west of Seaford at theintersection with N. Oak Grove Rd. Two DICKCISSEL has been reported in theCharles E. Price Park along St. Ann’s Church Road in Middletown. This bird issinging by the bales of hay at the very back end of the park. Other birds seentheir included GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROW, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and BOBOLINK.

APHILADELPHIA VIREO was photographed along the White Clay Creek at NewarkReservoir on Monday, along with WILLOW FLYCATCHER. Newark Reservoir continuesto have a pair of HORNED GREBES plus COMMON LOON and a female COMMON MERGANSER thisweek. A small flight of shorebirds included 15 SPOTTED plus PECTORAL, LEAST, andSOLITARY SANDPIPER with two flyover BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER.

AMOURNING WARBLER was reported on Tuesday at Middle Run Natural Area at thebottom of the hill along the powerline cut. A late BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seenat Middle Run on Sunday. LEAST and WILLOW FLYCATCHER were found Tuesday alongwith BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, YELLOW-BREASTEDCHAT, and BOBOLINK. Other warblers reported at Middle Run this week included BAY-BREASTED,BLACKPOLL, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, YELLOW-RUMP, CANADA, HOODED, CAPE MAY,plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN. A late LINCOLN’S SPARROW was found on Tuesday.

AnOLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was heard calling at White Clay Creek State Park alongThompson Station Road on Thursday. Thrushes is seen along Thompson Station Roadincluded GRAY-CHEEKED, SWAINSON’S and VEERY. One birder looking for theflycatcher today had a flyby MISSISSIPPI KITE. LEAST FLYCATCHER was found alongCreek Road near Kraft's yesterday. Warblers reported at White Clay Creek nearHopkins Bridge include WORM-EATING, BLUE-WINGED, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE,MAGNOLIA, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, CANADA,WILSON’S, YELLOW-RUMP, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN.BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen on Wednesday, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and YELLOW-BILLEDCUCKOO continue to be seen in the park. A LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen by thepump station dam.

BARREDOWL and WILLOW FLYCATCHER were found at Phillip's Park along the railroad trackin Newark. Warblers reported included BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED and BLACKPOLL.Another late LINCOLN’S SPARROW was reported south of Newark at Summit Bridge.

AnotherMOURNING WARBLER was reported at Auburn Heights along with OLIVE-SIDEDFLYCATCHER on Monday along with NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED,BLACKPOLL, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, CANADA and WILSON’S WARBLER. A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was found at CoverdaleFarm off Way Road. BLACK-BILLED and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were reported at AshlandNature Center along with WILSON’S WARBLER and WARBLING VIREO.

LEASTFLYCATCHER was reported at Rockwood Museum in Brandywine Hundred on Tuesdayalong with BLUE GROSBEAK. WILSON’S WARBLER was found at Harry’s Pond at theBrandywine Town Center off Concord Pike along with WARBLING VIREO, WILLOWFLYCATCHER and SPOTTED SANDPIPER. A late PALM WARBLER was found Sunday at FirstState National Historic Park along the Brandywine Creek on Ramsey Road alongwith YELLOW-RUMP, MAGNOLIA, BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, CANADA, and BLACK-THROATEDGREEN. Also reported was YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, SAVANNAHSPARROW, and both ORCHARD and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. A PIED-BILLED GREBE was foundat Blue Rock Pond near Rock Manor Golf Course. An AMERICAN KESTREL continues tobe seen at Winterthur Museum.

Anadult WHITE IBIS was seen flying out to Pea Patch Island from Veterans Park inDelaware City on Wednesday. A first spring male SUMMER TANAGER was found at theAshton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn on Saturday with sixspecies of thrush including GRAY-CHEEKED, SWAINSON’S, and VEERY. A BROAD-WINGEDHAWK was seen flying over Ashton Tract on Tuesday along with NORTHERN HARRIER. Alate RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was also reported along with BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.Warblers reported included CAPE MAY, NASHVILLE, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL,CHESTNUT-SIDED, WORM-EATING, YELLOW-THROATED, plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN.Northern Bobwhite was seen at the Ashton tract and at the Eastern section ofthe C&D Canal zone. CLIFF SWALLOW continues to be seen at the AppoquinminkBridge along Route 9 near Odessa and at the Flemings Landing Bridge.

ThreeAMERICAN BITTERNS were found at the Port Mahon impoundments of Little Creek WildlifeManagement Area along with SORA, COMMON GALLINULE, and AMERICAN COOT. A VIRGINIARAIL was calling along the Port Mahon Road. A YELLOW-CROWN NIGHT HERON wasfound by the central tower. WILD TURKEY, CASPIAN TERN, and 85 BLACK SKIMMERS werefound at the Logan Tract in Ted Harvey Conservation Area near Kitts Hummock.Shorebirds seen their included BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RED KNOT,DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both YELLOWLEGS. A big colony of BANKSWALLOWS continue to be seen at the Pioneer Dredge Ponds at the intersection ofRoute 9 and Route 113 south of Dover opposite the Dover Air Force Base.

RED-HEADEDWOODPECKER and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH continue to be seen along the Big StoneBeach Road in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. LEAST BITTERN was seen in themarshes, along with VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, ROYAL TERN and BLACK SKIMMER. Warblersreported included WILSON’S, BAY-BREASTED, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACKPOLL. Shorebirdsat Big Stone Beach included BLACK-NECKED STILT, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATEDPLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, RED KNOT, plus STILT, LEAST, SPOTTED, and SOLITARYSANDPIPER.

Abig wave of shorebirds arrived at the Dupont Nature Center at Mispillon Inletnear Slaughter's Beach this week including 1000 RED KNOT, 500 RUDDY TURNSTONE,2000 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and 1000 DUNLIN. Other highlights included AMERICANOYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and BLACK SKIMMER. APEREGRINE FALCON has been seen hunting in the area. Three CATTLE EGRETS werereported along the wooden breakwater at Mispillon Inlet on Saturday. SALTMARSHand SEASIDE SPARROW happen reported along Lighthouse Road with CLAPPER RAIL. Ifyou’re driving out to DuPont Nature Center, the new roadway is great but pleasebe careful of the soft deep shoulders.

Somelate birds at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge included DARK-EYED JUNCO,LINCOLN’S SPARROW, and BLUE-HEADED VIREO. Warblers reported includedPROTHONOTARY, MAGNOLIA, BAY-BREASTED, and YELLOW-THROATED. WILLOW FLYCATCHER,YELLOW-BILLED and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO were found at Prime Hook headquartersalong with AMERICAN KESTREL. GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROW, MEADOWLARK, and BOBOLINKwere reported along Deep Branch Road. Shorebirds seen at Prime Hook Beach Roadincluded SANDERLING, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, DUNLIN,WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, plus LEAST TERN and 28 BLACK SKIMMERS.

Therewas a big flight of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS this week in northern Delaware, the peakcount was 11 over Bellefonte in Brandywine Hundred, plus sightings in Arden,Newark, Ashland Nature Center, Middle Run, Summit Bridge and Middletown. COMMONNIGHTHAWK and EASTERN WHIPPOORWILL were found at Big Stone Beach Road, a placeknown as goatsuckers corner. WHIPPOORWILL was reported along the BroadkillBeach Road in Prime Hook. EASTERN WHIPPOORWILL and CHUCK WILL’S WIDOW werereported at Raccoons Ditch Road in Redden State Forest. Several NIGHTHAWKS werereported at Cape Henlopen State Park, along with CHUCK WILL’S WIDOW.

PIPINGPLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE and AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER continue to be seen at CapeHenlopen Point, along with RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, RED-THROATED LOON, NORTHERNGANNET, plus SURF and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. ROYAL and CASPIAN TERNS were seen atthe point. Both LESSER and GREATER SCAUP were found last Friday. A HORNED GREBEwas reported off of Herring Point along with BLACK SCOTER. WILD TURKEY was seenon the parade grounds opposite the Seaside Nature Center. BLACK-NECKED STILT,BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were found at Gordon’s Pond along with alate BLUE-HEADED VIREO. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found along Wolfe’s Neck Roadon Saturday.

SUMMERTANAGER was found at Redden State Forest along the Headquarters Tract alongwith WORM-EATING, KENTUCKY, and HOODED WARBLER. PROTHONOTARY and WORM-EATINGWARBLER were found along the Gravelly Branch along Deer Forest Road. RED-HEADEDWOODPECKERS continue to be reported at Redden State Forest along Downs Road andRaccoons Ditch Road. RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were also reported along AngolaNeck along the Camp Arrowhead Road at The Wood at Herring Point.

ThePEREGRINE FALCONS at the Brandywine Building in downtown Wilmington were seenon the ledge of the nest box, now with four fledglings.

Thanksto those that contributed this week, including, Glen Lovelace, Eric Witmer,Jeff Holmes, David Kidwell, David Wiedenfeld, Liz Gordon, John Rinler, AlGuarente, Frank Lenik, Steve Graff, Mark Keese, Andy and John Dunn, , RyanCrane, Liz Porter, Amy O’Neil, Mike Moore, Frank Rohrbacher, Scott Northey,John Skibicki, John Long, Bob Edelen, Andy McGann, Rod Murray, NancyCunningham, Nancy Goggin, Alice Mohrman, Richard Jullian, Megan Kasprzak, ChrisBennett, Anthony Gonzon, Chris Rowe, Ken Wat, Gerry Teig, Ian Stewart, BillStewart, Kim Steininger, Holly Merker, Mike Hudson, Judy Montgomery, JoyPeters, Brian McCaffrey, Rick Clifton, Curt Davis, Dick Plambeck, Dave Fees,Rob Blye, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell,Carol Ralph, and Joe Swertinski. Remember, the Birdline needs your sightings.Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Edniewishing you good birding!

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Date: 5/18/18 2:22 pm
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill bird banding tomorrow - cancelled
Hi all,

The Delaware Nature Society's bird banding program that was due to take
place tomorrow at Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford has been cancelled
due to the projected strong wind and rain. We apologize to those who were
planning on coming but the birds' welfare comes first. We will reschedule
for June 30th.

Incidentally, the free Thursday morning Abbott's Mill bird walks continue
through May. They are seeing some great birds so if you're in the area why
not give it a go? All levels welcome and binoculars are available to
borrow. Abbott's is quite an under-birded spot with some beautiful trails
and ponds that are good for warblers.

Ian Stewart
Avondale PA 19311

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Date: 5/18/18 2:16 pm
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Middle Run
Hi Sandy,

The Delaware Nature Society Tuesday morning bird walks continue through May
(8am - 11am) - still several opportunities left!

Ian Stewart

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 12:20 PM, AMROE <amroe...> wrote:

> Are bird walks still being held in Middle Run?
> Sandy Roe
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Date: 5/18/18 9:24 am
From: AMROE <amroe...>
Subject: [de-birds] Middle Run
Are bird walks still being held in Middle Run?
Sandy Roe

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Date: 5/17/18 8:15 am
From: Lynn Massey <000004c2b379c595-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Green heron
Spotted a green heron sitting on a dead tree on the east side of the boardwalk in the wetlands of the Baldwin Trail at the Bethany Beach Nature Center around noon on May 16.

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Date: 5/17/18 7:59 am
From: joe sebastiani <joe...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Bird Walk
This morning, light rain made for good conditions to see a variety of species and many migrants at the Ashland Nature Center bird walk. 6 participants enjoyed looks at first-of-season Yellow-billed Cuckoo, as well as adult male Blue Grosbeak (rare at Ashland, and a lifer for one in the group!), Swainson's Thrush, late Blue-headed Vireo, and 11 species of warbler including Canada, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, and Magnolia. We will continue for the remaining Thursdays in May, meeting at 8am in the parking lot.

Full list here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45763850

Joe Sebastiani
Ashland Nature Center Manager

Delaware Nature Society
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2334 ext. 115
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Date: 5/17/18 6:10 am
From: Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Field Trip - Sunday, May 20th: Delaware Bayshore Shorebirds & Horseshoe Crabs
Witness firsthand why the DelawareBayshore is critical to the shorebirds that stop here to fuel up for the flightto their breeding grounds every spring.


Meet leaders Anthony Gonzon and Karen Bennett at the LittleCreek Post Office off Route 9 at 8 AM. We’ll travel to Pickering Beach to lookfor foraging shorebirds, then head to Ted Harvey Wildlife Area (ConservationAccess Pass required)* to check out the impoundments. From there we will headsouth to the DuPont Nature Center, planning to arrive there around noon wherewe can scan the harbor from the deck and eat lunch. After lunch we will head toSlaughter Beach to look for spawning horseshoe crabs on the rising tide. The tripwill end at Slaughter Beach around 2 PM (We may end early if the weather does not work in our favor). Our target species will be Red Knot,Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpipers (and at least a dozenother shorebird species), Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, other resident andmigratory birds, and spawning horseshoe crabs.



Participants can expect to walk short distances on hard surface trails, loosesand dune crossings, and bay beaches. There are portable toilets at PickeringBeach and Ted Harvey W.A., and restrooms at the DuPont Nature Center andSlaughter Beach Fire Hall. Bringinsect repellent, sunscreen, a bag lunch, and plenty of drinking water.

*Pleaseremember that these state wildlife areas now require you to have a ConservationAccess Pass for your vehicle. There are no fee boxes at the locations, so ifyou plan to park in the State Wildlife Area lots you must purchase the passahead of time. Information about the pass and how to purchase it may be foundhere: www.dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/



I look forward to seeing you Sunday!


Good birding,

Anthony


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Date: 5/17/18 5:33 am
From: Amy O'Neil <parakeet93...>
Subject: [de-birds] Wilson’s Warbler at Harry’s Pond
Good Morning. The light rain didn’t dampen the bird turnout this morning at Harry’s Pond, with low foraging & singing Yellow, Blackpoll and Black & White warblers, plus Am. Redstart, No. Parula, & Common Yellowthroats.

The Wilson’s was also low & singing in the trees at the small loop on the left side of the pond (just as you enter from the parking lot by Tutor Time and the security office. I also had one in this same location on Saturday for Spring Roundup - could be the same bird. That one also started at the loop and worked its way along the treeline to the playground area as it sang almost continuously.

Also at Harry’s this morning: many Warbling Vireos, Spotted Sandpiper, and Willow Flycatcher.

Happy Birding,

Amy O’Neil
North Wilmington

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Date: 5/16/18 10:23 am
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk on Thurs. May 17-CANCELLED
Hello Birders,
Due to the anticipated RAIN and schedule conflict -the Bird Walk on 5/17/18 is cancelled. Please mark your calendars for next week 5/24/18 at 8:30am.

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Date: 5/15/18 7:03 pm
From: cpb2564 <cpb2564...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Meeting Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow evening at Ashland Nature Center for the final regular meeting before we break for the summer.  The meeting starts at 7:00 PM with a pre-meeting social gathering.  The meeting kicks off at 7:30 with a brief DOS business report.  Our featured presentation begins around 8:00.  Our featured speaker is Dr. Jeff Buler from the University of Delaware, who will be speaking about his research into the impact of urban light islands on bird migration.  
I hope you can join us.
Chris BennettDOS Vice President/Program Chair

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Date: 5/13/18 10:15 am
From: Kar DeGeiso <kdegeiso...>
Subject: [de-birds] Back Yard Birding
Although I haven't been able to bird due to continuing back issues, I was really frustrated that I couldn't do the Mother's Day walk at White Clay Creek today. However; I did hear a black and white warbler in my backyard, and I have a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak eating seeds on my deck at this time. Mother Nature trying to cheer me up.

Good Birding Everyone!!
Kar DeGeiso
Newark, DE

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Date: 5/12/18 2:30 pm
From: Bill <bird-del...>
Subject: [de-birds] WEATHER UPDATE - DOS Annual Mother's Day Birdwalk @ WCCP
Good evening all,

The weather is looking rather troublesome for the DOS Mother’s Day Birdwalk tomorrow with rain predicted on and off……mostly on. :-(

But, we will be there by 7:45 AM and assess the situation and determine our course of action at that time. I know some folks have planned on doing their Bird-A-Thon species count during this walk so we will make a “Plan B’ of sorts for your fundraising efforts!

Let’s hope for some half decent weather and a Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, have a wonderful day!

Bill


On May 7, 2018, at 1:15 PM, Bill <bird-del...> wrote:

Good afternoon Birders,

Please join myself, Judy Montgomery, Holly Merker, and Mike Hudson as we continue to share Mother’s Day morning birding the wonderful White Clay Creek State Park during peak songbird migration! Celebrating our 12th year as the finale to the Delaware Bird-A-Thon, we look forward to finishing this year’s event in high fashion with lots of migrating warblers and beautiful breeders! The early reports coming in are a bit more favorable than recent seasons and this week’s predicted weather pattern should help pull in even more migrants!

Please plan to meet us @ the Chambers House Nature Center parking lot by 8 AM. The walk will last until at least 11:00, bird dependent! Also, remember that Delaware State Park fees are in effect ($4 in-state/$8 out-of state tags) and a day pass can be purchased onsite.
https://www.dosbirds.org/event/mothers-day-walk-white-clay-creek-s-p-2/ <https://www.dosbirds.org/event/mothers-day-walk-white-clay-creek-s-p-2/>

Looking forward to seeing many of our regulars and lots of new faces! Moms and kids bring one another to celebrate a fun Mother’s Day morning with the birds!

Good birding,

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Date: 5/12/18 9:51 am
From: Frank Rohrbacher <0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Wilson's Phalarope at BHNWR
During a quick run through Bombay Hook NWR, I made a long stop at the north end of Shearness Pool.  I counted one male Wilson's Phalarope (year bird), 12 Stilt Sandpipers (year bird) and 17 Black-necked Stilts.  Also there were Short-billed Dowitchers, Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, both Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpipers and a Solitary Sandpiper.

 
Frank Rohrbacher
Wilmington, Delaware

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Date: 5/12/18 6:54 am
From: Lloyd <patch10...>
Subject: [de-birds] Birding Mill Creek
I am regularly birding a wooded patch of about 20 acres along Mill Creek
this spring. Half of the birds seen yesterday were new arrivals:
Wood thrush
Catbird
Warbling Vireo
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Scarlet Tanager
Black & White Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Magnolia Warbler
Northern Parula
Overbird

Plus a very vocal and noisy Pileated woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpeckers exchanging places in their nest hole
perhaps a Red-eyed Vireo (couldn't nail it down)
and a screaming Red-tailed Hawk, that calmed down when I moved on.

Lloyd Maier

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Date: 5/12/18 4:15 am
From: Parents Coffin <cofdcam...>
Subject: [de-birds] Middle Run bird walks - Today
Hi,
I could use some help listing birds at Middle Run today. I need a few extra
pairs of eyes & ears!

I will make the list & submit our results for the DOS Spring Round Up.

90 minute hike starts from parking lot at 9 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Pls
join me, all are welcome.

Thanks,
Dean Coffin
463-8448

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Date: 5/10/18 7:16 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 10th, 2018
RBA
*Delaware
*Statewide
*May10, 2018
*DEST1805.10

*Birdsmentioned
Brant
MuteSwan
Blue-wingedTeal
Gadwall
AmericanWigeon
CommonMerganser
Red-breastedMerganser
NorthernBobwhite
CommonLoon
Pied-billedGrebe
HornedGrebe
BrownPelican
AmericanBittern
LeastBittern
LittleBlue Heron
TricoloredHeron
CattleEgret
GreenHeron
Black-crownedNight Heron
YellowCrowned Night Heron
GlossyIbis
Cooper’sHawk
Broad-wingedHawk
Red-shoulderedHawk
BLACKRAIL
Sora
VirginiaRail
KingRail
ClapperRail
CommonGallinule
AmericanCoot
SandhillCrane
Black-neckedStill
AmericanAvocet
AmericanOystercatcher
Black-belliedPlover
SemipalmatedPlover
PipingPlover
RuddyTurnstone
RedKnot
SemipalmatedSandpiper
LeastSandpiper
PectoralSandpiper
StiltSandpiper
Short-billedDowitcher
Wilson’sSnipe
SpottedSandpiper
SolitarySandpiper
Willet
Bonaparte’sGull
LesserBlack-backed Gull
PARASITICJAEGER
BlackTern
CaspianTern
CommonTern
Forster’sTern
LeastTern
BlackSkimmer
Yellow-billedCuckoo
Black-billedCuckoo
CommonNighthawk
EasternWhippoorwill
Chuckwill’s widow
BarnOwl
EasternScreech Owl
GreatHorned Owl
BarredOwl
Red-headedWoodpecker
PeregrineFalcon
EasternWood Peewee
Blue-headedVireo
Yellow-throatedVireo
WarblingVireo
BankSwallow
CliffSwallow
Brown-headedNuthatch
SEDGEWREN
Ruby-crownedKinglet
Veery
Swainson’sThrush
Gray-cheekedThrush
HermitThrush
Ovenbird
LouisianaWaterthrush
NorthernWaterthrush
Blue-wingedWarbler
GOLDEN-WINGEDWARBLER
Black-And-WhiteWarbler
ProthonotaryWarbler
NashvilleWarbler
TennesseeWarbler
HoodedWarbler
AmericanRedstart
CapeMay Warbler
NorthernParula
MagnoliaWarbler
Bay-breastedWarbler
YellowWarbler
Chestnut-sidedWarbler
BlackpollWarbler
Black-throatedBlue Warbler
PalmWarbler
PineWarbler
Yellow-rumpedWarbler
Yellow-throatedWarbler
PrairieWarbler
CeruleanWarbler
Black-throatedGreen Warbler
KentuckyWarbler
CanadaWarbler
Wilson’sWarbler
SeasideSparrow
SaltmarshSparrow
SavannahSparrow
GrasshopperSparrow
VesperSparrow
White-crownedSparrow
Dark-eyedJunco
Yellow-breastedChat
SummerTanager
IndigoBunting
Rose-breastedGrosbeak
EasternMeadowlark

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Date:May 10, 2018
ToReport: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler:Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage:Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
NewJersey, Maryland

ForThursday, May 10th this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum ofNatural History in Greenville. The Delaware Annual list increased to 279 species,including 30 species of warbler! New species this week included BLACK, LEAST,and ROYAL TERN, PARASITIC JEAGER, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, EASTERN WOOD PEEWEE,SEDGE WREN, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, GOLDEN-WINGED, BLACKBURNIAN, KENTUCKY, andCANADA WARBLER.

Newthis week was a BLACK RAIL that called briefly at Pickering Beach Road, nearLittle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Unfortunately, other observers in thewee hours of the morning have been unable to reproduce the sighting. Alsosinging in the area was KING and VIRGINIA RAIL plus SEASIDE SPARROW. The PortMahon impoundments of Little Creek were excellent for night birding producing SORA,COMMON GALLINULE, AMERICAN COOT, GADWALL, PIED-BILLED GREBE, CLAPPER and VIRGINIARAIL. During the daylight hours a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found along thePickering Beach Road at the row of houses on the left past the pine woods.

ASEDGE WREN was found at the wooden bridge along the Big Stone Beach Road onMonday morning. Nighttime birding at Milford Neck Wildlife Area produced SORAand VIRGINIA RAIL, EASTERN WHIPPOORWILL and CHUCK WILL’S WIDOW. In thedaylight, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen flying over the marsh and BROWN-HEADEDNUTHATCH was found in the woods. A rare bird for Kent County was a CERULEANWARBLER along the Big Stone Beach Road on Saturday plus MAGNOLIA, NORTHERNPARULA, YELLOW-THROATED, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. AMERICAN WIGEON,GADWALL, and BLUE WINGED TEAL were found in the marsh. Shorebirds included BLACK-NECKEDSTILT, STILT, LEAST, PECTORAL and SOLITARY SANDPIPER. RED-BREASTED MERGANSER,LEAST TERN, BLACK SKIMMER, SEASIDE SPARROW, and 7 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seenoff the Big Stone Beach.

Warblerwaves poured down on Delaware this week. The hotspot again was White Clay CreekState Park that produced CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, CANADA, BLACKBURNIAN,WILSON’S, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLUE-WINGED, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW-THROATED, plus BLACKTHROATEDBLUE and BLACK-THROATED GREEN. A KENTUCKY WARBLER was reported along ThompsonStation Road, another was reported at Iron Hill Park in southern Newark. Otherhighlights of the park included a LITTLE BLUE HERON on the rock damn by thepump station, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and BLACK-BILLEDCUCKOO. COMMON LOON, LAUGHING GULL, and BROAD-WINGED HAWK were seen flyingoverhead.

BLACK-BILLEDCUCKOO was also found at Middle Run Natural Area off Possum Park Road alongwith BARRED OWL, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, SWAINSON’S and HERMIT THRUSH. A HOODEDWARBLER was found at Middle Run on Saturday along with MAGNOLIA, CANADA,BLACKBURNIAN, BLUE-WINGED, WORM-EATING, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, NORTHERNWATERTHRUSH, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. COMMON LOON was seen today at NewarkReservoir. Earlier this week, COMMON MERGANSER, HORNED GREBE and 2 FORSTER’STERNS were found, plus flyover GLOSSY IBIS. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was photographedin the woods by the parking lot to the reservoir. Several dozen BOBOLINK wereseen at the University of Delaware Ag Farm in the alfalfa fields behind thewoodlot.

BLACK-BILLEDCUCKOO was also seen Tuesday at Ashland Nature Center along with a late RUBY-CROWNEDKINGLET. BLUE-WINGED and BLACKPOLL WARBLER were reported along the creek alongwith several singing WARBLING VIREOS. A pair COOPER’S HAWK’S were seen flyingover Ashland doing courtship display.

EASTERNMEADOWLARK continues to be found along the entrance road to Brandywine CreekState Park. SWAINSON’S THRUSH and VEERY were found at the Thompson’s Bridge parkinglot. SOLITARY and SPOTTED SANDPIPER were found on the sandbar south of Thompson’sBridge. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was calling along the creek on Tuesday. Otherwarblers reported included, NASHVILLE, CANADA, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED,BLACKBURNIAN, and both LOUISIANA and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. BROAD-WINGED HAWK wasseen flying over the hawk watch.

Anight-flight listening station at Rockwood Museum in Brandywine Hundred producedflyover VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED and SWAINSON’S THRUSH, plus ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.WILSON’S, CANADA, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER were found along Naaman’sCreek in Arden on Wednesday.

SANDHILLCRANE was heard Monday at Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area along with COMMONGALLINULE, SORA and VIRGINIA RAIL. MUTE SWAN continues to be seen on ThousandAcre Marsh. LITTLE BLUE HERON, SNOWY EGRET, and GLOSSY IBIS were seen flyingover. Warblers reported included PALM, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACKPOLL,along with a late RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.

AMERICANand LEAST BITTERN were found at Grier’s Pond off Dutch Neck Road along with GREENHERON, WILSON’S SNIPE, and COMMON GALLINULE. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was foundat Augustine Creek near Port Penn. There was a peak crowned of 40 CLIFFSWALLOWS at the Appoquinmink Bridge along Route 9, plus a KING RAIL. CLAPPERRAIL and SEASIDE SPARROW were reported at Stave’s Landing.

VEERY,GRAY-CHEEKED, and SWAINSON’S THRUSH were found at the Tybout’s Tract in BlackbirdState Forest along with LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, plus WORM-EATING, MAGNOLIA,BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and PINE WARBLER. A pair of PROTHONOTARY WARBLER werefound along Lloyd Gussford Road at Blackbird, plus calling RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS.Hundreds of BOBOLINKS were reported at the Charles E. Price Park nearMiddletown along with EASTERN MEADOWLARK, SAVANNAH, and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.

LEASTBITTERN, YELLOW-CROWN and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON were found at Bear Swamp inBombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. COMMON GALLINULE and AMERICANCOOT were found at the Daly Pullout in Sheerness Pool. A few AMERICAN AVOCETS continueto be seen at the refuge, mostly at Sheerness Pool. Other shorebirds reportedincluded BLACK-NECKED STILT, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RED KNOT,PECTORAL and STILL SANDPIPER, WILSON’S SNIPE, and WILLET. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER wasreported at Finis Pool. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and a late BLUE-HEADED VIREO wereseen on Saturday along with a late DARK-EYED JUNCO. VESPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWreported along Raymond Neck Road. OWLS reported in the refuge included BARRED,BARN, GREAT HORNED, and EASTERN SCREECH OWL.

ABLACK TERN was seen from the central tower at Little Creek Wildlife ManagementArea. CASPIAN TERN was seen on Duck Creek in Smyrna on Saturday. CASPIAN TERN and30 bank swallows were seen at the Pioneer dredge ponds at the intersections ofRoute 113 and 9, south of Dover. A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was reported in Frederica.

REDKNOT numbers remain low from the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillon Inlet, butother shorebirds included 200 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 2000 DUNLIN, plus BLACK-BELLIEDand SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER,SPOTTED SANDPIPER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, and BLACK SKIMMER. SORA and CLAPPER RAILwere heard calling in the marsh along Lighthouse Road.

AGOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER plus BLUE-HEADED and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO were foundalong Deep Branch Road in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday.Unfortunately, other birders were unable to reproduce the GOLDEN-WING but otherwarblers included MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN,BLACKPOLL, YELLOW-THROATED, and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, along with BARRED OWL andSUMMER TANAGER. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found in the field along Deep BranchRoad.

VEERY,GRAY-CHEEKED, and 16 SWAINSON’S THRUSH were found at Little Neck Wildlife Areaalong with BARRED OWL, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, and AMERICAN REDSTART. Warblers atthe headquarters in Prime Hook included BLUE WINGED, TENNESSEE, PROTHONOTARY,BLACK AND WHITE, PARULA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, YELLOW-THROATED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE andGREEN. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and both YELLOW-BILLED and BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO werefound along the Boardwalk Trail plus calling NORTHERN BOBWHITE. Shorebirdsalong Prime Hook Beach Road included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER, plusLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, LEAST TERN and 18 BLACK SKIMMERS. An AMERICAN GOLDENPLOVER was seen opposite Prime Hook along Sylvian Acre Road along with a BONAPARTE’SGULL plus 2500 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and 300 LAUGHING GULLS. Two AVOCETS wereseen Monday along Broadkill Beach Road. A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was foundat Cods Road along with NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREENWARBLER. Night birding at Prime Hook found SORA, VIRGINIA RAIL, and EASTERNWHIPPOORWILL at Broadkill Beach. SEASIDE and SALTMARSH SPARROW plus an AMERICANBITTERN were found at Oyster’s Rock Road.

APARASITIC JAEGER was photographed on Saturday from the Cape May-Lewes ferry. SURFSCOTER was seen at Lewis Beach. PIPING PLOVER and AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER wereseen at Cape Henlopen Point in Cape Henlopen State Park along with 60 BRANT,RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and BONAPARTE’S GULL. SURF SCOTER, COMMON LOON, and HORNEDGREBE were seen at Herring Point. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, andSHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were found at Gordon’s Pond along with several BROWN-HEADEDNUTHATCH. Evening birding at Cape Henlopen produced several COMMON NIGHTHAWK andCHUCK WILL’S WIDOW at Herring Point and Fort Miles

BROWNPELICAN was reported at Indian River Inlet along with FORSTER’S, COMMON, and ROYALTERN. BRANT were still present at the North Marina from the Burtons IslandCauseway along with SPOTTED SANDPIPER and a flyby YELLOW-CROWN NIGHT HERON. TRICOLOREDHERON was found at James Farm Eco-Preserve near Ocean View along with BLACK-BELLIEDand SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.

Aflyover COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen at Bay Vista near Rehoboth Beach. CHUCKWILL’S WIDOW’S were seen found Sunday at Harbeson and Remeter -Rum Bridge Road.HOODED WARBLER and SUMMER TANAGER were also report Harbeson. RED-HEADEDWOODPECKER was reported at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island.

RED-HEADEDWOODPECKER was also reported along Raccoons Ditch Road in Redden State Forestnear Georgetown. KENTUCKY WARBLER wasreported at W. Robbins Rd. in Redden along with YELLOW-THROATED and BLACKPOLLWARBLER. SUMMER TANAGER was reported at the Headquarters Tract in Redden alongwith YELLOW-THROATED and WORM-EATING WARBLER. VESPER and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW werefound along Ponders Road near Ellendale.

Thanksto those that contributed this week, including, Jim Lenhard, Stephen Davis,Steve Graff, Mark Keese, Andy and John Dunn, Carolyn D’Amico, Martin Seltzer,Carol Horning, Rob Klarquist, B. Griffin, Thomas Roth, Andy Urquhart, RyanCrane, Liz Porter, Amy O’Neil, Sally O’Byrne, Robert Steele, Mike Moore, FrankRohrbacher, Scott Northey, Jason Wood, John Skibicki, John Long, Bob Edelen,Andy McGann, Rod Murray, Nancy Cunningham, Nancy Goggin, Alice Mohrman, RichardJullian, Megan Kasprzak, Chris Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Ellen Jacobson, ChrisRowe, Ken Wat, Gerry Teig, Ian Stewart, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, HollyMerker, Mike Hudson, Judy Montgomery, Joy Peters, Brian McCaffrey, RickClifton, Curt Davis, Dick Plambeck, Dave Fees, Rob Blye, Sue Gruver, SharonLynn, Lynn Smith, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell, Carol Ralph, and JoeSwertinski. Remember, the Birdline needs your sightings. Please call yourreports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Edniewishing you good birding!

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Date: 5/10/18 5:09 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Prime Hook 5/10/18
An afternoon bird walk at Prime Hook near the refuge HQ included: 5 Glossy Ibis and 7 Black Skimmers. Alice Mohrman

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Date: 5/10/18 5:05 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk: 5/10/18
Another beautiful morning this week to be out in the field bird watching ...and listening. The following species were recorded at Abbott's Mill -pond side-this morning:
Barn Swallow
Purple Martin
Eastern Bluebird
Red-shouldered Hawk
Chipping Sparrow
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Turkey Vulture
Carolina Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
Canada Goose
Laughing Gull
Carolina Wren
Mourning Dove
Great-crested Flycatcher
Eastern Wood Peewee
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Common Grackle
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
Black and White Warbler
American Goldfinch
Eastern Kingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
Common Yellowthroat
House Wren
American Robin
Field Sparrow
Join us each Thursday at 8:30 am. Happy Birding. Eyes to the Sky. Alice

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Date: 5/9/18 10:11 am
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill, Milford, DE on 5/10/18 morning
Hello Birding Enthusiasts! Novice and experts welcome for the FREE Thursday morning Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill Nature Center. Meet at 8:30 am in the parking lot of 15411 Abbotts Pond Road, Milford, DE 19963. Binoculars are available to borrow.

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Date: 5/8/18 6:23 pm
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS trip to Blackbird SF report
Hi all,

17 of us spent an entertaining morning at Blackbird State Forest (Tybout
Tract) last Saturday seeing 55 species including 11 species of warbler
(inc. worm-eating, magnolia, BT blue), gray-cheeked thrush, yellow-throated
vireo and a broad-winged hawk. Thanks to several plant-lovers in the group
we also got to enjoy some unusual flowers and bushes!

As others have said, this is a huge place with multiple tracts and the
trails aren't always well-signed but I still can't understand why more
people don't bird here. The trails we were on were good, there is a decent
mix of habitats (pine woods, deciduous, grassy clearings, ponds) and other
areas are more swampy and probably have some great birds too. The parking
lots are decent and it's free to enter. Here are some maps;

https://agriculture.delaware.gov/forest-service/maps/

Give it a try sometime!

Ian Stewart
Avondale PA 19311

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Date: 5/7/18 6:45 pm
From: Kathie Jarmon <kcjarmon...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Indigo Bunting - Right on time
We've been enjoying indigo buntings on our feeder the past few days as
well. We have never seen them for so many consecutive days. It's been fun.

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:14 PM, Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...>
wrote:

> At 8 PM this evening I saw our returning Indigo Bunting on the feeder.
> Looking up my lists for last year, I saw that last year our first Indigo
> Bunting ever in our yard arrived on the same day.
> Could our pretty bird be making a return performance?
>
> Mary Lukaszewski
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Date: 5/7/18 5:15 pm
From: Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...>
Subject: [de-birds] Indigo Bunting - Right on time
At 8 PM this evening I saw our returning Indigo Bunting on the feeder. Looking up my lists for last year, I saw that last year our first Indigo Bunting ever in our yard arrived on the same day.
Could our pretty bird be making a return performance?

Mary Lukaszewski

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Date: 5/7/18 3:20 pm
From: sally o'byrne <salobyrne...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Alapocas walk tomorrow (Tuesday)
Please join me tomorrow for a Bird-A-Thon birdwalk around Alapocas Run State Park starting at 7:30 am. We will meet at the softball field parking lot, which is off of Alapocas Drive and behind the Experimental Station - look for signs for the contractor’s entrance to the Experimental Station. The Experimental Station is on Route 141 between 52 and 202.

The weather pattern promises to be good for some warblers and other Spring birds. I can guarantee Warbling Vireos, Rough-wing Swallows, and Orioles along the Brandywine.

This is a fairly long walk, but you are free to leave if you need to - the park paths are not particularly complicated, but some are steep and rocky. Hope to see you in the morning.

Sally O'Byrne





Come join Sally O’Byrne at Alapocas State Park for an early morning hunt for a variety of migrants, but particularly thrushes and warblers. During the last breeding bird atlas, this was the only place in the state that had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak nest, and even though its location is quite urban, it boasts an unexpectedly good diversity of birds. The Paw-Paw trees will be in full blossom as well as a variety of woodland ephemeral wildflowers.

This will be one of the 2018 Bird-a-Thon Walks, raising funds to purchase shorebird habitat along the Delaware Bayshore. We will begin Tuesday at 7:30 am, meeting at the softball fields behind the duPont Experimental Station, off of Alapocas Drive. There is no park fee in this location, but I urge everyone to get a Delaware State Park pass.

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Date: 5/7/18 10:15 am
From: Bill <bird-del...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Annual Mother's Day Birdwalk @ WCCP
Good afternoon Birders,

Please join myself, Holly Merker, and Mike Hudson as we continue to share Mother’s Day morning birding the wonderful White Clay Creek State Park during peak songbird migration! Celebrating our 12th year as the finale to the Delaware Bird-A-Thon, we look forward to finishing this year’s event in high fashion with lots of migrating warblers and beautiful breeders! The early reports coming in are a bit more favorable than recent seasons and this week’s predicted weather pattern should help pull in even more migrants!

Please plan to meet us @ the Chambers House Nature Center parking lot by 8 AM. The walk will last until at least 11:00, bird dependent! Also, remember that Delaware State Park fees are in effect ($4 in-state/$8 out-of state tags) and a day pass can be purchased onsite.
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Looking forward to seeing many of our regulars and lots of new faces! Moms and kids bring one another to celebrate a fun Mother’s Day morning with the birds!

Good birding,

Bill Stewart







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Date: 5/6/18 2:42 pm
From: Frank Rohrbacher <0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers on Raccoon Ditch Road
Today, I checked out a a spot on Raccoon Ditch Road which is easy to reach either from Route 18 or Route 9 going east from Route 113.  David Fees reported this spot last year had a couple of pairs of Red-headed Woodpeckers.   I checked it out then and was happy I did.  Today I revisited the site and it has at least two pairs.  It is easy to find if you have been there but hard to find the parking area.  The parking area has a very short gravel drive on the east side of the road that could easily handle 3-4 cars.  It opens up to a gate that has a cable inside a white plastic tube which blocks vehicle access.  Follow the trail in about 100-150 feet and you will be in a cut-over area with several large dead trees with nest holes.  This entrance is about 150 feet south of a residence at 23035 Raccoon Ditch Road.
 
God luck.
 
Frank Rohrbacher
Wilmington

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Date: 5/5/18 2:57 pm
From: Mike Hudson <mike.p.hudson...>
Subject: [de-birds] Golden-winged Warbler at Deep Branch Rd
All,

There is a Golden-winged Warbler at Deep Branch Rd. The bird is at the woods near the dog leg, near where the road meets Route 1. We’ve photographed it fairly well and had good looks.

Mike Hudson
(with Holly Merker, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, and Judy Montgomery)

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Date: 5/5/18 2:32 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Sussex Bird Club Walk at James Farm,Ocean View -5/5/18:8am
It was a pleasure to co-lead the Sussex Bird Club Walk at James Farm in Ocean View this morning! We recorded the following species:
Wild Turkey (sighted before 8am)
Turkey Vulture
Gray Catbird
Osprey
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Tricolored Heron
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Common Grackle
American Crow
Blue Jay
American Robin
Carolina Wren
White-eyed Vireo
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Great-crested Flycatcher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Forster's Tern
Common Tern
Laughing Gull
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Willet
American Oystercatcher
Respectfully submitted: Alice Mohrman

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Date: 5/4/18 6:42 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 4th, 2018
RBA
*Delaware
*Statewide
*May4, 2018
*DEST1805.04

*Birdsmentioned
Brant
MuteSwan
Blue-wingedTeal
AmericanWigeon
NorthernShoveler
NorthernPintail
Bufflehead
CommonMerganser
Red-breastedMerganser
WildTurkey
NorthernBobwhite
Ring-neckedPheasant
CommonLoon
Red-throatedLoon
Pied-billedGrebe
AMERICANWHITE PELICAN
LeastBittern
LittleBlue Heron
TricoloredHeron
CattleEgret
GreenHeron
Black-crownedNight Heron
YellowCrowned Night Heron
WHITEIBIS
Broad-wingedHawk
Red-shoulderedHawk
Sora
VirginiaRail
KingRail
ClapperRail
CommonMoorhen
AmericanCoot
Black-neckedStill
AmericanAvocet
AmericanOystercatcher
Black-belliedPlover
SemipalmatedPlover
WHIMBREL
RuddyTurnstone
RedKnot
SemipalmatedSandpiper
LeastSandpiper
PectoralSandpiper
StiltSandpiper
RUFF
Short-billedDowitcher
Wilson’sSnipe
SpottedSandpiper
SolitarySandpiper
Willet
Bonaparte’sGull
LesserBlack-backed Gull
CaspianTern
BlackSkimmer
Yellow-billedcuckoo
CommonNighthawk
EasternWhippoorwill
BarredOwl
PeregrineFalcon
Merlin
AmericanKestrel
AcadianFlycatcher
GreatCrested Flycatcher
Blue-headedVireo
Yellow-throatedVireo
WarblingVireo
Red-eyedVireo
PurpleMartin
CliffSwallow
Common Raven
Brown-headedNuthatch
Ruby-crownedKinglet
Veery
Swainson’sThrush
HermitThrush
Ovenbird
LouisianaWaterthrush
NorthernWaterthrush
Blue-wingedWarbler
Black-And-WhiteWarbler
ProthonotaryWarbler
NashvilleWarbler
HoodedWarbler
American Redstart
CapeMay Warbler
NorthernParula
MagnoliaWarbler
Bay-breastedWarbler
YellowWarbler
Chestnut-sidedWarbler
BlackpollWarbler
Black-throatedBlue Warbler
PalmWarbler
PineWarbler
Yellow-rumpedWarbler
Yellow-throatedWarbler
PrairieWarbler
Black-throatedGreen Warbler
Wilson’sWarbler
SeasideSparrow
GrasshopperSparrow
VesperSparrow
White-crownedSparrow
Dark-eyedJunco
YellowBreasted Chat
ScarletTanager
SummerTanager
IndigoBunting
Rose-breastedGrosbeak
BlueGrosbeak
EasternMeadowlark
RustyBlackbird
BaltimoreOriole
OrchardOriole

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Date:May 4, 2018
ToReport: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler:Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage:Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
NewJersey, Maryland

ForFriday, May 4th this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of NaturalHistory in Greenville. The Delaware Annual list increased to 266 species,including 25 species of warbler! New species this week included COMMONGALLINUE, RED KNOT, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, STILL SANDPIPER, BLACK SKIMMER,YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATEDVIREO, WARBLING VIREO, VERY, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, NASHVILLEWARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BAY-BREASTEDWARBLER, BLACKPOOL WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER,TENNESSEE WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, and ORCHARD ORIOLE

Theprevious reported AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN in breeding plumage continues to beseen sitting on the water at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area. Apeak count of 3 TRICOLORED HERONS and a WHITE IBIS was seen on Saturday. TwoSANDHILL CRANES were seen today, SORA was calling to the left of theobservation platform. BLUE-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN WIGEON, RED-BREASTEDMERGANSER, PIED-BILLED GREBE and AMERICAN COOT were reported on Thousand AcreMarsh. Warblers reported included YELLOW-THROATED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, PALM,YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE, and NORTHERN PARULA. NASHVILLE and CAPE MAY WARBLER wereseen on Wednesday. A late HERMIT THRUSH was seen on Sunday along with GREATCRESTED FLYCATCHER, INDIGO BUNTING, and ORCHARD ORIOLE. Shorebirds reportedincluded WILSON’S SNIPE, SPOTTED, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER along with BONAPARTE’SGULL.

ABLACK-NECKED STILT was found at the fire truck pond at the Augustine WildlifeArea in Port Penn today. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on the dead snagsbehind Grier’s Pond on Dutch Neck Road. LEAST BITTERN, LITTLE BLUE, and GREENHERON were found in the marsh. RING-NECKED PHEASANT and CATTLE EGRET werereported along Dutch Neck Road. COMMON GALLINULE was found at Thousand AcreMarsh near the intersection of Dutch Neck and Reedy Point Road. CLIFF SWALLOWS continueto be seen at the Appoquinmink Bridge along Route 9 near Odessa. Rails reportedat Stave’s Landing Road included KING, VIRGINIA, SORA, and 3 CLAPPER RAILS.

Thefirst YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO of the season was reported at the Peter’s Track in BlackbirdState Forest near Townsend. WILD TURKEY, YELLOW-THROATED and BLUE-HEADED VIREO,WORM-EATING, PROTHONOTARY, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER werereported at the Cyprus Camp Horse Pond in Blackbird along with 6 RUSTYBLACKBIRDS. EASTERN MEADOWLARK and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW reported at both PricePark and Levels Road Industrial Park in Middletown.

WhiteClay Creek has been a hotbed of warbler activity this week, with a total of 24species reported. Highlights include NORTHERN and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, BLUE-WINGED,NASHVILLE, BAY-BREASTED, MAGNOLIA, CAPE MAY, WILSON’S, PALM, BLACK-THROATEDBLUE AND GREEN, and PROTHONOTARY. The first WARBLING VIREO was found on thecreek on Saturday along with BLUE-HEADED, YELLOW-THROATED, and RED-EYED VIREO.BALTIMORE and ORCHARD ORIOLE were found by Hopkins Nature Center. SOLITARYSANDPIPER was reported on the sandbar near Krapf’s. BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seenmigrating over on Sunday. A late male COMMON MERGANSER was seen on the creekthis weekend. The first ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was seen yesterday.

RED-SHOULDEREDand BROAD-WINGED HAWK were seen flying over Newark Reservoir. Seven COMMONLOONS were seen flying over Middle Run Natural Area on Tuesday. BARRED OWL wasfound along the creek. Warblers reported included BLUE-WINGED on Tuesday,WILSON’S and CAPE MAY today, plus LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, OVENBIRD, AMERICANREDSTART, PALM, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and PRAIRIE WARBLER. A ROSE-BREASTEDGROSBEAK was reported coming to a feeder in North Star.

Thefirst BOBOLINK of the season was reported today the University of Delaware AgFarm. A SORA was found at the aquatic pond at on Monday along with SOLITARYSANDPIPER and WILSON’S SNIPE. Also reported was a late WHITE-CROWNED plus severalSAVANNAH SPARROWS. WARBLING VIREO’S were found in the sycamores. The first WILSON’SWARBLER of the season was found on the Ag Farm on Saturday along with NORTHERNWATERTHRUSH and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER. An early TENNESSEE WARBLER wasseen on Tuesday. Raptors reported included AMERICAN KESTREL and PEREGRINEFALCON.

AMERICANKESTREL was also found at Brandywine Creek State Park along with EASTERNMEADOWLARK and BLUE GROSBEAK along the entrance meadow. The first BLUE-WINGEDWARBLER of the season was found along with MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN,PARULA, PRAIRIE, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH. COMMON LOON was seen in fullbreeding plumage on Hoopes Reservoir on Sunday. Common Raven was reported from Hawk Watch Hill at Ashland Nature Center. CHESTNUT-SIDED plus BLACK-THROATEDBLUE and GREEN WARBLER, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were found at Alapocos RunState Park. The first VEERY of the season was reported at Bellevue State Parkalong with PALM and PRAIRIE WARBLERS. PURPLE MARTINS returned to the nestgourds at Bellevue in this urban setting.

Thefirst RED KNOT of the season was reported at Bombay Hook National WildlifeRefuge near Smyrna along with AMERICAN AVOCETS, BLACK-NECKED STILT, plus BLACK-BELLIED,SEMIPALMATED, and AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Other shorebirds included DUNLIN,STILT, LEAST, PECTORAL, SPOTTED, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER. Waterbirds reportedincluded a late RED-THROATED LOON on Saturday plus COMMON LOON, PIED-BILLEDGREBE, MUTE SWAN, NORTHERN SHOVELER, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. SORA and VIRGINIARAIL were reported along with WILD TURKEY and NORTHERN BOBWHITE. A RED-HEADEDWOODPECKER was seen on Tuesday among the snags along the Boardwalk Trail. Migrantsreported included BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, VEERY, NORTHERNWATERTHRUSH, PARULA, PRAIRIE, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and PALM WARBLER, along with BLUEGROSBEAK, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and INDIGO BUNTING. Migrant raptors included KESTREL andMERLIN. A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported along Whitehall Neck Road.

Thefirst BLACK SKIMMER of the season was reported at the Logan Tract, Ted HarveyConservation Area near Kitts Hummock, along with CASPIAN TERN, BONAPARTE’S GULLand AMERICAN AVOCET. Three late NORTHERN PINTAILS were found along the BigStone Beach Road in Milford Neck Wildlife Area along with two VIRGINIA RAILS.EASTERN WHIPPOORWILL was heard calling in the evening. Shorebirds reportedincluded SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS,and WILLET. SEASIDE SPARROW was reported singing in the marsh.

Apair of WHIMBREL were seen at North Slaughters Beach, along with BLACK-BELLIEDPLOVER. RED KNOT, BLACK-NECKED STILT, and AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen atthe DuPont Nature Center at Mispillon Inlet along with 258 RUDDY TURNSTONES. AnAMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS at the intersectionof Prime Hook Beach and Cods Road. A RUFF was reported at Prime Hook NationalWildlife Refuge from the Observation Point Trail yesterday. BLACK-NECKED STILT,SPOTTED, SOLITARY, and STILL SANDPIPERS were found near Prime Hook Headquarters.SWAINSON’S THRUSH and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER reported at headquarters. PROTHONOTARY,YELLOW-THROATED, and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER were reported at Turkle’s Pond.A MAGNOLIA WARBLER plus NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and PROTHONOTARYWARBLER were found in the woods off Cods Road.

Thefirst COMMON NIGHTHAWKS of the season were reported Thursday at Gordon’s Pondin Cape Henlopen State Park. WILD TURKEY was reported at Cape Henlopen from theparade field, a late DARK-EYED JUNCO was reported on Tuesday, along with BLUE-HEADEDVIREO, PALM, and PRAIRIE WARBLER. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were reported at bothGordon’s Pond and throughout the park. BRANT, COMMON and RED-THROATED LOONS wereseen from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal.

AHOODED WARBLER was reported on Thompson’s Island in Delaware Seashore State Parkbehind Spring Lake condominiums near Rehoboth Beach, along with BLACKPOLL,PRAIRIE, and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER plus HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN-HEADEDNUTHATCH, and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET. HOODED WARBLER was also seen at a yard inMilton along with BLACKPOLL, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and REDSTART.

Alate BUFFLEHEAD was found at Burtons Island near the North Marina at IndianRiver Inlet along with BRANT, RED-THROATED, and COMMON LOON. RED-HEADEDWOODPECKER and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were reported at Assawoman Wildlife Area nearFenwick Island.

RED-HEADEDWOODPECKER was also reported at Herring Creek trail on Angola Neck off the CapeArrowhead Road. VESPER and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were reported at Ponders Road nearEllendale. A peak count of 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found at the gravelpits along Sandhill Road near Hardscrabble. SUMMER TANAGER was reported nearHarbeson, along with SWAINSON’S THRUSH, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and WORM-EATINGWARBLER.

Thefirst YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT of the season was reported off of Raccoons DitchRoad near Redden State Forest. YELLOW-THROATED VIREO and WORM-EATING WARBLER reportedat the Headquarters Tract in Redden. A WHIPPOORWILL was calling along StateForest Road near Georgetown on Thursday.

SUMMERTANAGERS were also reported this week at Phillips Landing in Nanticoke WildlifeArea, along with WORM-EATING, YELLOW-THROATED, and 4 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS. SPOTTEDSANDPIPER and BARRED OWL were found along Broad Creek. SCARLET and SUMMERTANAGER were found at the Big Fields Area of Nanticoke along with YELLOW-THROATEDVIREO, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and WORM-EATING WARBLER plus ROSE-BREASTED andBLUE GROSBEAK

Thanksto those that contributed this week, including, Al Guarente, Carlton Groff, ZoeYost, Andy Urquhart, Ryan Crane, Liz Porter, Amy O’Neil, Sally O’Byrne, DaleMurphy, Carol Meteyer, Robert Stele, Mike Moore, Frank Rohrbacher, Colin Campbell, BeverlyDant, Scott Northey, Hank Davis, Jason Wood, John Skibicki, John Long, BobEdelen, Andy McGann, Rod Murray, Nancy Cunningham, Nancy Goggin, Alice Mohrman,Richard Jullian, Megan Kasprzak, Chris Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Ellen Jacobson,Chris Rowe, Ken Wat, Gerry Teig, Ian Stewart, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, JoyPeters, Jeff Mollenhauer, Brian McCaffrey, Rick Clifton, Curt Davis, DickPlambeck, Dave Fees, Rob Blye, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, AlissaKegelman, Joe Russell and Joe Swertinski. Remember, the Birdline needs yoursightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Edniewishing you good birding!

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Date: 5/4/18 7:23 am
From: David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] Late Post
Sorry for posting late, but we saw a ruff from the boardwalk at Prime Hook yesterday afternoon. It was pale chestnut and stood out from the yellowlegs nearby.

We also saw some good birds at the headquarters at Redden State Forest:

Worm-eating warbler
Summer tanager
Scarlet tanager
Pine warbler

At the entrance to the Jester Tract of Redden State Forest, there was a singing yellow-throated warbler and along W. Robbins Road there was a prairie warbler and a singing Kentucky warbler near the stream. A singing yellow-breasted chat, which is no longer a warbler, was also near the prairie warbler in the same area where red-headed woodpeckers have been seen (but no woodpeckers).

Joy Peters
North Dover
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Date: 5/3/18 8:19 pm
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS trip to Blackbird State Forest Saturday
Hi all,

I will be leading a DOS bird walk at Blackbird State Forest, Tybout Tract,
this Saturday morning May 5th. Despite being only 30 minutes from Newark
and free to enter, Blackbird is a fairly under-birded site with only 44
eBird checklists so hopefully the 45th will contain some neat birds (it has
breeding prothonotary and Kentucky warblers)! To get there from Newark
drive south on Rt 13 and turn right onto Blackbird Forest Road (Rt 471).
The park entrance is about 2 miles along on your left, follow the road
until you reach a parking lot with a pavilion where we will meet. If the
lot if full there is a second one to the left. My cell is (859) 333-8817 if
anyone gets lost.

We will start at 8am and explore the Yellow Loop Trail which is a flat, 2
mile track quite easy to walk on. If time allows we will then visit the
VanDyke tract which is accessed by going back to Blackbird Forest Rd and
turning left, then left again (parking lot on left). This is different
habitat to the Tybout Tract (ponds and bushes versus mature pine
forest/deciduous mix) and likely has different birds.

This is the first day of the Delaware Bird-a-thon which aims to raise
enough money through sponsorships to purchase the Passmore Farm, an
important breeding, wintering and passage habitat for many declining birds
as well as other animals and plants. Read all about it here and feel free
to either seek sponsorship yourself and donate - it's all for a great cause!

https://delawarebirdathon.com/


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Date: 5/3/18 6:43 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] Things That Go Bump in the Night
Springtime is an exciting time for birding, with activity all day and all night long! DOS will be sponsoring the annual night birding trip to census rallidae in Delaware marshes. We'll also listen for owls, goatsuckers, and herons, plus overhead migrant passerines. The trip starts at 10 pm on Saturday May 5th and goes into Sunday morning. We'll meet at the car park off Delaware Route 1 along Route 299 near Odessa. The turn to the car park is opposite the Wawa on Rt. 299. Please let me know if you're planning to attend, looking to set up car pools!

Good birding,

Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE.
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Date: 5/3/18 4:52 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk: 5/3/18
A beautiful morning for birding! Our group recorded the following species stream side and pond side at Abbott's Mill.
Purple Martin
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Wren
Great-crested Flycatcher
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Barn Swallow
Field Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Yellowthroat
Prothonotary Warbler
Mallard
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Laughing Gull
Tree Swallow
American Robin
Blue Jay
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
E. Starling
Red-wing Blackbird
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-eyed Vireo
Happy birding. Join us each Thursday morning at 8:30 am. Until then, "Eyes to the sky". Alice

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Date: 5/2/18 12:22 pm
From: Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Bombay Hook
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...> wrote:

> Disappointing number of warbler species present today (11, including
> FOY YB Chat and Black-throated Blue), but otherwise a wide diversity of
> other birds. The "best" bird was a Red-headed Woodpecker seen as it was
> flushed and briefly chased by a crow. This was near the Boardwalk Trail.
> I could not relocate the bird. A few years ago, I found one near the
> exact same spot and on the same date.
> Shorebirds covered the mud flats with plenty of Dunlin, yellowlegs,
> Avocets, sandpipers, dowitchers, BB and Semi plovers. There must have
> been 40 eagles all over the refuge today.
> The oddest sighting was the three Ruddy Turnstones I found consorting
> among the 150+ widely scattered Black-bellied Plovers in an ag field along
> Whitehall Neck Rd. Well, I guess RUTUs do patronize fields; I just
> don't ever recall seeing any in one before.
>
> Rod Murray Middletown DE Go Phillies!
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Date: 5/1/18 3:50 pm
From: David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ted Harvey WA
There were quite a few good birds this morning at Ted Harvey WA:


* American woodcock flushed from leaf litter along the wildlife road
* A wood thrush could be heard singing in the woods
* Several male orchard orioles were singing
* Male yellow warbler
* Swamp sparrow
* 2 willets along the beach
* Many common yellowthroats singing & active

Joy Peters
North Dover
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Date: 5/1/18 9:41 am
From: Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...>
Subject: [de-birds] Tuesday May 1 Cape Henlopen State Park Bird Walk Results
Enjoyed a beautiful morning in the park, searching behind the Nature Center and near the campground for warblers and other migrants as well as returning nesters.

Nature Center

Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Wild Turkey
Herring Gull
Laughing Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Eastern Bluebird (heard)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Campground Entrance

Turkey Vulture (more)
Osprey (more)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Herring Gull (more)
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Blue-headed Vireo
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow (more)
Carolina Chickadee (more)
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch (more)
House Wren (more)
American Robin (more)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (more)
Pine warbler (more)
Prairie Warbler (more)
Palm Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (more)
Blue Grosbeak
Common Grackle (more)
Brown-headed Cowbird (more)
House Finch (more)
American Goldfinch (more)

Cheers

Richard Julian
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Date: 4/30/18 6:45 pm
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [de-birds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs. I am interested in whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective areas of the species’ breeding range. All you need is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail. There is also a link to the map with previous year’s results based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this research.

Audubon Society reporting
http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102

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Date: 4/30/18 6:43 pm
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [de-birds] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
It is year 4 of this project and I am writing once again to post an
opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves
recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs.I am interested in whether
different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova
Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective
areas of the species’ breeding range.All you need is a smartphone with a
voice recording app and some luck.The web page link below describes the
project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more
detail.There is also a link to the map with previous year’s results
based on recordings from many volunteers.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.

Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab
(jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this
Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102


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Date: 4/29/18 9:06 pm
From: Debora Jarrell <debiannj...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] More Birds!
I had a possible Brown Thrasher at mine last week. I don't recall ever seeing one, so it was a lifer for me, in addition to being a first at the feeder. (Actually wasn't even the feeder. I was in a hurry and spilled seed on the driveway, and it came on in.)

Debi
> On April 29, 2018 at 6:37 PM David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> wrote:
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> Hi, All
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> A male blue grosbeak showed up at our feeder yesterday and then a gray catbird at the suet feeder. Today we had a chipping sparrow, and who knows what will show up tomorrow!
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Date: 4/29/18 5:28 pm
From: sally o'byrne <salobyrne...>
Subject: [de-birds] Chimney Swifts, continued.....
This evening I noticed hundreds of Chimney Swifts swirling in the sky above my house, seemingly centered around the entry pipe on the Ingleside Retirement Apts roof, which is a roost I’ve been following in the Fall. I went out, preparing to do a major count. There were hundreds of swifts in the sky all doing the pre-roost circling.

Within 15 minutes the sky darkened and the swifts left. I counted a total of 2 going into the pipe.

So, where did the other several hundred swifts go to roost tonight?? Unlike the Fall, these swifts are most likely still in migration, presumably heading further North. Will they be in Wilmington one night or more? Is this just a hotel stop? Is a roost that is used one night, then used by other swifts as they pass through?

If you have a chimney in your neighborhood that is being used as a Spring roost, I’d be interested. If you can, count them as they enter the chimney, and let me know how many nights they appear to roost there.

Yes, the neighbors may think you are strange as you peer at a chimney with your binoculars. But then again, you could be watching a sitcom. Entertaining neighbors with your antics is far more fun! (and they may stop to ask what you are doing and get excited about it themselves)

Good birding,

Sally O'Byrne

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Date: 4/29/18 3:37 pm
From: David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] More Birds!
Hi, All

A male blue grosbeak showed up at our feeder yesterday and then a gray catbird at the suet feeder. Today we had a chipping sparrow, and who knows what will show up tomorrow!

Joy Peters
North Dover
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Date: 4/29/18 10:33 am
From: Lynn Massey <000004c2b379c595-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Killdeer
Spotted adult killdeer looking for food near intersection of Rt. 17 & 26 near Millville DE.

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Date: 4/29/18 8:55 am
From: Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...>
Subject: [de-birds] NY Times article
An opinion piece written by John Fitzpatrick (director of Cornell Lab.
of Ornith.) appears in today's NY Times. He explains the catastrophic
situation that many of the world's populations of shorebirds find
themselves in. I will repeat here some of the awful statistics he
reveals: since 1974, 50% world-wide decline of Pectoral Sandpipers, 70%
decline of Hudsonian Godwits, and in the past few decades, there has been a
decline by 50% of Bar-tailed Godwits. Depressing. Sorry.

On a positive note, Finis Pool area had the following warblers this
morning: N Parula (1), Yellow Warbler (3+), Yellow-rumped Warbler (40?,
80?...a whole bunch), Pine (1), Prairie(3), Palm (3+), Black-and-white
(5-10), Am Redstart (3),
Ovenbird (2), and innumerable Common Yellowthroats. Also in the mix were
one Indigo Bunting, a hummer, and one Blue-headed Vireo.

Rod Murray Middletown DE Go Phils!

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Date: 4/28/18 7:41 pm
From: Andy Urquhart <000000c02f6624dc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] White Clay Birds 4/28
There were many new or recent arrivals along the White Clay today, including 9 warbler species (Ovenbird, La Waterthrush, Black & White, Common Yellowthroat, Redstart, Parula, Yellow, Yellow-rump, and Prairie), Orchard and Baltimore Oriole, White-eyed, Warbling, and Yellow-throated Vireo, House Wren, Wood Thrush, Catbird, etc.

I understand that a Cerulean Warbler was observed today in the park. I would like to remind my fellow birders that use of recordings to attract Ceruleans is to be avoided. This species nested in small numbers in the park for many years, but, although still passing through on migration, in recent years has not been observed to be nesting here to my knowledge. It is hoped that, if the birds are not harassed by spurious competition from recordings (perhaps occurring repeatedly during the day as birders come and go), they might be more likely to return. Thanks for your consideration.

Andy Urquhart
Oxford, PA
Formerly Newark, DE



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Date: 4/28/18 3:59 pm
From: David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] New Birds
Hi, All

Just now we had a male blue grosbeak leisurely eating at our feeder, and then a gray catbird came to the suet and bird bath both FOY birds for us.

Good birding!

Joy Peters
North Dover
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Date: 4/28/18 2:51 pm
From: Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
Hi all,

If anyone is planning on meeting me at the RT. 299 parking ride tomorrow for the Nanticoke trip and wouldn't mind a rider joining them, please let me know ASAP.

Hoping for great migrants tomorrow!

Thanks and good birding!

Anthony

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> Apparently, the web address for Phillips Landing is not working.  Please copy and paste the following into your browser to obtain directions to Phillips Landing:
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> To: de-birds <de-birds...>
> Sent: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 9:06 am
> Subject: DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
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> Join me and Eric Braun to find spring migrants in downstate Delaware this Sunday, April 29.  The trip will begin at the Phillips Landing Boat Ramp at the Nanticoke Wildlife Area.  Check Google Maps for the location and to print directions from your location at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phillips+Landing+Park/. Eric and I will meet upstate participants at the Route 1/Route 299 Park and Ride near Middletown, departing for Phillips Landing at 6:30 AM.  All other participants should meet us at Phillips Landing at 8:00 AM.
> This is a half day trip.  We plan to bird around Phillips Landing and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area.  We will be walking most of the trip, so please wear sturdy footwear.  Water, sunscreen and insect repellent are also recommended.  Pleaseremember that Delaware State Wildlife Areas now require you to have aConservation Access Pass for your vehicle. There are no fee boxes at thelocations, so if you plan to park in the State Wildlife Area lots you mustpurchase the pass ahead of time. Information about the pass and how topurchase it may be found here:  www.dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/.  **NOTE** Phillips Landing does not require a Conservation Access Pass, but other locations within the Nanticoke Wildlife Area do.  While we plan to do most of our birding in and around Phillips Landing, we may visit other locations that require it.  Please be prepared with a pass or plan to carpool from Phillips Landing with someone that has one.
> This is a great time for spring arrivals and the first time that we are focusing on the Nanticoke Wildlife Area in the morning for this trip!  I would anticipate some great birds including yellow-throated warblers, several vireos, local resident species and maybe some other newly arrived warblers.
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Date: 4/28/18 9:14 am
From: Rodney Murray <rcmurray213...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashton Tract
A nice variety of birds were at Ashton Tract this morning. Highlights
included seven warbler species (common yellowthroat, yellow, yellow-rumped,
black-and-white, pine, palm, and n parula), two E Kingbirds, singing Wood
Thrushes, a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and a very cooperative Solitary
Sandpiper that landed quite close to the Ob deck, affording great views. A
few snipe were scattered in the reeds. Don't know if the pelican is still
out there somewhere.

Rod Murray Middletown DE Go Phils!

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Date: 4/28/18 7:11 am
From: Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...>
Subject: [de-birds] Birds at Cape Henlopen Nature Center Sat 4/28
First mini-wave of warblers this morning on the Seaside Trail by the Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Prairie Warblers calling near the bay beach, as well as Black and White Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler and White-eyed Vireo.

Richard Julian
Cape Henlopen State Park

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Date: 4/27/18 7:03 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, April 27th, 2018
RBA


*Delaware
*Statewide
*April27, 2018
*DEST1804.27

*Birdsmentioned
Brant
MuteSwan
WoodDuck
Blue-wingedTeal
AmericanWigeon
NorthernShoveler
NorthernPintail
SurfScoter
BlackScoter
Bufflehead
CommonMerganser
Red-breastedMerganser
WildTurkey
CommonLoon
Red-throatedLoon
Pied-billedGrebe
HornedGrebe
RED-NECKEDGREBE
BrownPelican
AMERICANWHITE PELICAN
AmericanBittern
LeastBittern
LittleBlue Heron
TricoloredHeron
CattleEgret
GreenHeron
Black-crownedNight Heron
WHITEIBIS
GlossyIbis
Osprey
Sharp-shinnedHawk
Cooper’sHawk
BaldEagle
Broad-wingedHawk
Red-shoulderedHawk
Sora
VirginiaRail
KingRail
AmericanCoot
SandhillCrane
AmericanOystercatcher
Black-neckedStilt
AmericanAvocet
Black-belliedPlover
SemipalmatedPlover
PipingPlover
WHIMBREL
RuddyTurnstone
Sanderling
SemipalmatedSandpiper
LeastSandpiper
PectoralSandpiper
Short-billedDowitcher
Wilson’sSnipe
AmericanWoodcock
SpottedSandpiper
SolitarySandpiper
GreaterYellowlegs
Willet
LesserYellowlegs
SpottedSandpiper
Bonaparte’sGull
LesserBlack-backed Gull
CaspianTern
BarredOwl
Ruby-throatedHummingbird
Merlin
AmericanKestrel
GreatCrested Flycatcher
EasternKingbird
White-eyedVireo
Blue-headedVireo
Red-eyedVireo
BankSwallow
CliffSwallow
CommonRaven
Brown-headedNuthatch
BrownCreeper
Golden-crownedKinglet
WoodThrush
CedarWaxwing
Ovenbird
LouisianaWaterthrush
NorthernWaterthrush
Black-And-WhiteWarbler
ProthonotaryWarbler
Worm-eatingWarbler
AmericanRedstart
NorthernParula
YellowWarbler
PalmWarbler
PineWarbler
PrairieWarbler
Yellow-throatedWarbler
Yellow-rumpedWarbler
SeasideSparrow
VesperSparrow
White-crownedSparrow
ScarletTanager
IndigoBunting
Rose-breastedGrosbeak
EasternMeadowlark
BaltimoreOriole



Hotline:Birdline Delaware
Date:April 27, 2018
ToReport: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler:Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage:Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, SouthernNewJersey, Maryland

ForFriday, April 27th this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum ofNatural History in Greenville. The Delaware Annual list increased to 236species, including 15 species of warbler! New this week were LEAST BITTERN,AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WHIMBREL, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW, GREATCRESTED FLYCATCHER, RED EYED VIREO, WORM-EATING WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART,GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SCARLET TANAGER, INDIGO BUNTING, and BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

AnAMERICAN WHITE PELICAN in breeding plumage was found on Sunday sitting on thewater at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area. That bird was laterre-found at Thousand Acre Marsh along Dutch Neck Road on Cormorant Island andseen today. There are several MUTE SWANS in the area that sometimes camouflagethe pelican. An adult WHITE IBIS was seen on Tuesday. A pair of TRICOLOREDHERONS plus GLOSSY IBIS and CATTLE EGRET were also reported. Waterfowl reportedwere BLUE-WINGED TEAL, AMERICAN WIGEON, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. A mini flight ofraptors included BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen at Ashton Tract on Sunday alongwith OSPREY, SHARP SHINNED, COOPER’S, and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, MERLIN, AMERICANKESTREL, plus 18 BALD EAGLES. The woods around the Ashton Tract produced WHITE-EYEDand BLUE-HEADED VIREO, OVENBIRD, YELLOW-THROATED, PRAIRIE and PALM WARBLER.

ThreeLEAST BITTERNS were heard calling at Grier’s Pond along Dutch Neck Road alongwith SORA and VIRGINIA RAIL. Waders reported included LITTLE BLUE and GREENHERON plus WILSON’S SNIPE. Three KING RAILS were heard calling at the east sideof Route 9 at the south foot of the Reedy Point Bridge. SORA and VIRGINIA RAIL werecalling on the Thousand Acres Marsh side of Reedy Point Bridge. 24 CASPIANTERNS and 12 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen at Port Penn impoundments plus thefirst SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS of the season. 39 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen sittingon the Delaware River off Augustine Beach. A SANDHILL CRANE continues to beheard calling at the Warren Tract along Port Penn Road in Augustine WildlifeArea.

ARED-NECKED GREBE in full breeding plumage was found Saturday at the Canal Pond alongCox Neck Road opposite Dragon Run near Delaware city. MUTE SWAN, AMERICAN COOT,HORNED and PIED-BILLED GREBE were also found on the pond along with several CASPIANTERNS. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was seen standing on the railing at ABAheadquarters in Delaware City. BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen on the DelawareRiver from Veteran’s Park. A SANDHILL CRANE was reported flying into Dragonrun.

Apeak count of 22 CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen flying over Silver Run along Route 9south of Port Penn. More CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen at the Appoquinmink CreekBridge on Route 9. A KING RAIL was seen at The Rocks Wildlife Preserve offStave’s Landing Road along with SPOTTED SANDPIPER. EASTERN MEADOWLARK wasreported at Cedar Swamp Road near Taylor’s Bridge. The first SCARLET TANAGER ofthe season, plus WOOD THRUSH was found at the Tybouts Tract in Blackbird StateForest. The first AMERICAN REDSTART of the season was found in a yard at MasseyChurch Road between Townsend and Smyrna.

Anadult WHITE IBIS was seen on Sunday at the Mallard House Pond by the Aquatic Centeralong Route 9 along with 20 AMERICAN COOTS and CASPIAN TERN. Six BLACK-NECKEDSTILTS were reported at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna alongwith 300 AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACKBELLIED PLOVER, SOLITARY, LEAST, and PECTORALSANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, WILLET, and WILSON’S SNIPE. BONAPARTE’S GULLand CASPIAN TERN were seen flying over the marsh. Large numbers of swallowswere seen including BANK and CLIFF SWALLOW. SEASIDE SPARROW was reported alongthe boardwalk trail. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and GREEN HERON were seen atBear Swamp. Waterfowl reported included MUTE SWAN, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL,NORTHERN SHOVELER, and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER. Warblers found included OVENBIRD,NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLACK AND WHITE, YELLOW, and PRAIRIE WARBLER. Theoutgoing tide at Sheerness Pool produced a remarkable 49 BALD EAGLES on Sunday.

AWHIMBREL was seen flying by Port Mahon on Saturday. AMERICAN BITTERN continuesto be found at the Port Mahon marsh. RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and WILLET werefound along the coast. The first SEMIPALMATED PLOVER the season was found atBig Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. AMERICAN WOODCOCK was found atMilford Neck on Saturday evening. GADWALL and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were foundfrom Big Stone Beach. Land birds along the Big Stone Beach Road included BROWN-HEADEDNUTHATCH, WHITE-EYED and BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLACK AND WHITE, PINE andYELLOWRUMPED WARBLER. The first GRASSHOPPER SPARROW the season was found nearFrederica. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues to be coming to a feeder inCheswold.

Alate LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen off Roosevelt Inlet in Lewes today along withSURF and BLACK SCOTER, 100 BRANT, both RED-THROATED and COMMON LOON plus 4 HORNEDGREBES. Shorebirds seen included AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE,SANDERLINGS, SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPER plus LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.PIPING PLOVER and AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER were reported at the point in CapeHenlopen State Park, along with BRANT. EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen flying alongthe dunes. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found at the beach crossing by theBiden Center. BLUE GROSBEAK was reported at the University of Delaware’s Marineschool campus at the Virden Center in Lewes.

Thefirst CHUCK-WILL’S-WIDOW of the season was reported at Bay Forest near BethanyBeach on Sunday evening, along with LITTLE BLUE HERON and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH.PALM WARBLER was seen at the Bethany Beach Nature Center along with GREEN HERONand 6 BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH. An immature BROWN PELICAN was seen Thursday flyingover the ocean at Bethany. A BUFFLEHEAD was seen at the Okie Wildlife Preservealong Long Neck.

10NORTHERN PINTAILS were found on Turkle’s Pond in Prime Hook National WildlifeRefuge near Milton, along with a late BROWN CREEPER. GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER wasseen there on Sunday. Warblers reported included PROTHONOTARY, PARULA,YELLOW-THROATED, and OVENBIRD. SEMIPALMATED and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER reportedat along the Prime Hook Beach Road along with DUNLIN, WILLET, GREATER, and LESSERYELLOWLEGS. 35 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at North Slaughters Beach. RUDDYTURNSTONE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, CASPIAN TERN, and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER wereseen at the Dupont Nature Center at Mispillion Inlet.

Thefirst WORM-EATING WARBLER of the season was reported at the Pocomoke Swamp nearGumboro, along Hudson Road with several YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER and WILDTURKEY. GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER was seen near Harbeson. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER wasseen along with Woodland Ferry Road west of Seaford. AMERICAN REDSTART, YELLOW,and 5 YELLOW-THROATED WARBLERS were found at Phillips Landing at the Nanticoke WildlifeArea. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was also seen at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center nearMilford along with PALM WARBLER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, and RED-EYED VIREO. ThreeVESPER SPARROWS were found along Ponders Road near Ellendale.

Migrantsof beginning to arrive at White Clay Creek State Park including BLUE-HEADED,RED-EYED, and WHITE-EYED VIREO plus OVENBIRD, LOUISIANA and NORTHERNWATERTHRUSH, BLACK AND WHITE, PARULA, PALM, and PINE WARBLER. BLUE WINGED TEALand SOLITARY SANDPIPER were found along the creek. A BARRED OWL wasphotographed at Middle Run Natural Area on Tuesday along with WHITE-EYED VIREO,LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, and NORTHERN PARULA. EASTERN KINGBIRD was found at theUniversity of Delaware Ag farm. The wet areas in the pasture produced SPOTTEDSANDPIPER and WILSON’S SNIPE. A COMMON RAVEN continues to be seen south ofNewark, the latest report was from the intersection of Chestnut Hill and SalemChurch Road near Brookside.

Apair of COMMON RAVENS were calling and seen flying over Brandywine Creek StatePark with a small kettle of hawks that included RED-SHOULDERED and BROAD-WINGS onSaturday. AMERICAN KESTREL continues to be seen along the park entrance road.New this week was EASTERN MEADOWLARK in the fields. Warblers included NORTHERNPARULA, BLACK AND WHITE, PALM, and PINE WARBLER. YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE, and PALMWARBLER was reported at Brandywine Park in downtown Wilmington, along withseveral CEDAR WAXWINGS. WOOD DUCK was seen along the Brandywine Creek.

COMMONMERGANSER, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and WOOD DUCK were seen at Hoopes reservoir. FourCOMMON LOONS were seen flying over Ashland Nature Center on Saturday along withBROAD-WINGED, RED-SHOULDERED, and COOPER’S HAWK. A late GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETwas seen along with BLACK-AND-WHITE and PALM WARBLER. BLUE-HEADED VIREO wasreported at the Mount Cuba Center along Barley Mill Road.

INDIGOBUNTING was reported coming to a feeder near Newark. ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKSwere seen coming to a feeder in northern Wilmington. The first BALTIMORE ORIOLEof the season was seen in a yard in Dover. RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS reportedthis week throughout the state.

Thanksto those that contributed this week, including, Mike Hudson, Mike Moore, FrankRohrbacher, Beverly Dant, Scott Northey, Hank Davis, John Janowski, Jason Wood,Martin Seltzer, John Skibicki, Steve Graff, Julie Memmelo, John Long, BobEdelen, Andy McGann, Rod Murray, Nancy Cunningham, Alice Mohrman, KarenDeGeiso, Joel Martin, Richard Jullian, Megan Kasprzak, Chris Bennett, AnthonyGonzon, Ellen Jacobson, Chris Rowe, Ken Wat, Gerry Teig, Ian Stewart, BillStewart, Kim Steininger, Judy Montgomery, Marie Gardner, Joan Wheeler, JoyPeters, Mary Lukaszewski, Jeff Mollenhauer, Brian McCaffrey, Curt Davis, DickPlambeck, Dave Fees, Lynn Smith, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell and JoeSwertinski. Remember, the Birdline needs your sightings. Please call yourreports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Edniewishing you good birding!



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Date: 4/26/18 6:38 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk:4/26/18
A beautiful day to celebrate birds on JJ Audubon's Birthday! An experienced crew traveled trails on both sides of Abbott's Pond and recorded the following species:
Belted Kingfisher
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
European Starling
Broad-winged Hawk (2)
Turkey Vulture
Northern Cardinal
Purple Martin
Eastern Phoebe
Pine Warbler
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Great Blue Heron
Greater Yellowlegs (flock of 17)
Mallard
Osprey
Black Vulture
Palm Warbler (7)
Chipping Sparrow
Carolina Chickadee
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Tufted Titmouse
Yellow-rumped Warbler (many)
Field Sparrow
American Crow
Prothonotary Warbler
Canada Goose
Green Heron
Eastern Bluebird
House Finch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Laughing Gull
and ...an amazing look at a Black Racer snake swallowing a Green Frog! Happy Birding + Eyes to the sky! -Alice

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Date: 4/25/18 7:03 pm
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: [de-birds] Middle Run Bird Walk 4/24 results
Hi all,

15 of us enjoyed the sunshine and birds yesterday during the weekly DNS
walk. The parking area was productive with barn and tree swallows zipping
about plus field sparrows on the edge and Louisiana waterthrush singing
down in the valley. Ryan Crane found an ovenbird here before the walk. The
top of the birding trail was active with several brown thrashers and
white-eyed vireos but was eerily quiet as we descended until we flushed a
barred owl perched right by the trail! Luckily it didn't go far and
everyone got good views of the perched owl, which was unusually brownish.

The area around the bottom bridge is normally very productive but today was
rather quiet (apart from a gnatcatcher mobbing a second barred owl!) so we
decided to try 'Frank's trail', which is over a bridge on the right hand
side as you head back up to the car park. Most attendees hadn't been on
this trail yet I think it's one of the best as it's open and parallels the
creek and it paid off straightaway with stellar views of a male parula
singing just 3 feet up. This was the first time I've looked *down* on a
parula! Here we also had swamp sparrows, common yellowthroats, ruby-crowned
kinglets and a whole lot of singing towhees.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44947749

Kudos to Tim Freiday, Steve Cottrell and Hannah Greenberg etc for their
hard work clearing invasive plants and keeping the birding trail
accessible. I've got a feeling in my bones that the migrants will be
arriving in waves any day now so next Tuesday's walk should be awesome!

Ian Stewart
Avondale PA
PS Anyone on the walk who hasn't got the shared eBird list just drop me a
line!

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Date: 4/25/18 9:54 am
From: Marie Gardner <00000133d8ee0ba7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Moments ago, there was a Ruby-throated Hummingbirdat my feeder.  First of year, for backyard.
Good birding,
Marie Z. GardnerNewark, DE

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Date: 4/25/18 8:39 am
From: Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
Greetings all,


Apparently, the web address for Phillips Landing is not working. Please copy and paste the following into your browser to obtain directions to Phillips Landing:


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phillips+Landing+Park/@38.5637506,-75.6718874,21z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b8f85413f99b51:0x85c82986d6f3002!8m2!3d38.563788!4d-75.6720471


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Sent: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 9:06 am
Subject: DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip




Join me and Eric Braun to find spring migrants in downstate Delaware this Sunday, April 29. The trip will begin at the Phillips Landing Boat Ramp at the Nanticoke Wildlife Area. Check Google Maps for the location and to print directions from your location at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phillips+Landing+Park/. Eric and I will meet upstate participants at the Route 1/Route 299 Park and Ride near Middletown, departing for Phillips Landing at 6:30 AM. All other participants should meet us at Phillips Landing at 8:00 AM.
This is a half day trip. We plan to bird around Phillips Landing and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area. We will be walking most of the trip, so please wear sturdy footwear. Water, sunscreen and insect repellent are also recommended. Pleaseremember that Delaware State Wildlife Areas now require you to have aConservation Access Pass for your vehicle. There are no fee boxes at thelocations, so if you plan to park in the State Wildlife Area lots you mustpurchase the pass ahead of time. Information about the pass and how topurchase it may be found here: www.dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/. **NOTE** Phillips Landing does not require a Conservation Access Pass, but other locations within the Nanticoke Wildlife Area do. While we plan to do most of our birding in and around Phillips Landing, we may visit other locations that require it. Please be prepared with a pass or plan to carpool from Phillips Landing with someone that has one.
This is a great time for spring arrivals and the first time that we are focusing on the Nanticoke Wildlife Area in the morning for this trip! I would anticipate some great birds including yellow-throated warblers, several vireos, local resident species and maybe some other newly arrived warblers.
I hope you can join us!



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Date: 4/25/18 6:07 am
From: Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Nanticoke Watershed Field Trip
Join me and Eric Braun to find spring migrants in downstate Delaware this Sunday, April 29. The trip will begin at the Phillips Landing Boat Ramp at the Nanticoke Wildlife Area. Check Google Maps for the location and to print directions from your location at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Phillips+Landing+Park/. Eric and I will meet upstate participants at the Route 1/Route 299 Park and Ride near Middletown, departing for Phillips Landing at 6:30 AM. All other participants should meet us at Phillips Landing at 8:00 AM.
This is a half day trip. We plan to bird around Phillips Landing and the Nanticoke Wildlife Area. We will be walking most of the trip, so please wear sturdy footwear. Water, sunscreen and insect repellent are also recommended. Pleaseremember that Delaware State Wildlife Areas now require you to have aConservation Access Pass for your vehicle. There are no fee boxes at thelocations, so if you plan to park in the State Wildlife Area lots you mustpurchase the pass ahead of time. Information about the pass and how topurchase it may be found here: www.dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/. **NOTE** Phillips Landing does not require a Conservation Access Pass, but other locations within the Nanticoke Wildlife Area do. While we plan to do most of our birding in and around Phillips Landing, we may visit other locations that require it. Please be prepared with a pass or plan to carpool from Phillips Landing with someone that has one.
This is a great time for spring arrivals and the first time that we are focusing on the Nanticoke Wildlife Area in the morning for this trip! I would anticipate some great birds including yellow-throated warblers, several vireos, local resident species and maybe some other newly arrived warblers.
I hope you can join us!



Anthony Gonzon
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Date: 4/24/18 4:18 pm
From: Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...>
Subject: [de-birds] SPRING Delmarva Birding Weekend: April 26-29, 2018
The birds are here and the weather is clear (mostly) for the 23rd annual Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend http://delmarvabirding.com/spring-dbw-april-26-29/ !


New spring migrants are arriving each day, and our guides are eager to share them with you this weekend. We'll be birding by boat, kayak and on foot from Bombay Hook NWR all the way to Smith Island during our fantastic four-day event. Visiting birders can socialize at Tally Rallies hosted at dockside restaurants. 182 species https://mailchi.mp/ad8ebab18f91/forecast-field-trip-tips-for-the-spring-dbw-april-27-30-2970873?e=ef8afe1070 were tallied during our 22nd annual Spring DBW in 2017. All trips are available a la carte, so you can sign up for one, two or up to eight field trips!

Register now at www.DelmarvaBirding.com http://delmarvabirding.com/ . We are excited to go birding with you this weekend!


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Date: 4/24/18 1:01 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk on Thurs. April 26, 2018-Celebrate Audubon's BD
Join us for a FREE Bird Walk on Thursday, April 26, at 8:30 am, at Abbott's Mill Nature Center. Experts and novices welcome. Binoculars available for borrow. Meet under the outdoor pavilion (attached to the Nature Center) at 15411 Abbott's Pond Road, Milford, DE. Celebrate the birthday of John James Audubon on April 26 ...enjoy free coffee and muffins. For more information contact Abbott's Mill at (302) 422-0847.

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Date: 4/24/18 10:04 am
From: Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...>
Subject: [de-birds] Tuesday April 24 Cape Henlopen Bird Walk results
Walked back along the walking dunes trail on this cool, breezy overcast morning.
Nothing too unusual, but did see our first Common Yellowthroat of the season.
A Wild Turkey was spotted upon entering the park and Eastern Kingbirds up near the Point.

Nature Center

Turkey Vulture
Mallard
Osprey
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch


Walking Dunes Trail

Double-crested Cormorants
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture (more)
Osprey (more)
Laughing Gull
Forester's Tern
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Crow
Carolina Chickadee (more)
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin (more)
Northern Mockingbird
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (more)
Red-winged Blackbird (more)
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch


Thanks

Richard Julian
Cape Henlopen State Park

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Date: 4/24/18 8:57 am
From: Diane Freebery <chickadeedee25...>
Subject: [de-birds] RT Hummers
We had 1st one then 2 hummers this morning - our first sighting this
year!!! Both beautiful males!!!

Also yesterday afternoon heard FOY house wren, and have pair of eastern
phoebes collecting nesting materials for a nest under our neighbor's deck.
Spring FINALLY feels like she has arrived! !!!!

We are at south end of Middle Run, Newark.

Good birding!
Steve & Diane Freebery

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Date: 4/24/18 6:29 am
From: Joan Wheeler <sojourner143...>
Subject: [de-birds] FOY Hummingbird in Glasgow, DE
A beautiful male ruby-throated showed up today in Glasgow.

Joan Wheeler

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Date: 4/24/18 5:41 am
From: David and Joy Peters <trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] First Hummingbird of Year
We put our feeder out on Saturday, April 21, and within the hour we had our first hummer. Now we have two fighting for their space.



Joy Peters

Dover, DE

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Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 4:09:07 PM
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Subject: [de-birds] First Hummingbird of Year

Last Saturday afternoon we finally put up or Hummingbird feeders. It took less than 24hours until our first 2018 hummingbird crossed our yard on Seashore Highway in Georgetown. On Sunday, April 22, at 5:30 PM as I was filling our sunflower feeder, a hummer almost flew into my face on its way to one of our hummingbird feeders.
I felt bad afterwards as we don't have any flowers to feed the hummers; only the feeders. Does anyone know what kind of early spring flowers they like?

Mary Lukaszewski

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Date: 4/23/18 1:09 pm
From: Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...>
Subject: [de-birds] First Hummingbird of Year
Last Saturday afternoon we finally put up or Hummingbird feeders. It took less than 24hours until our first 2018 hummingbird crossed our yard on Seashore Highway in Georgetown. On Sunday, April 22, at 5:30 PM as I was filling our sunflower feeder, a hummer almost flew into my face on its way to one of our hummingbird feeders.
I felt bad afterwards as we don't have any flowers to feed the hummers; only the feeders. Does anyone know what kind of early spring flowers they like?

Mary Lukaszewski

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Date: 4/22/18 12:06 pm
From: Frank Rohrbacher <0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Vesper Sparrows, Soras, Least Bitterns, White Pelican et al
Yesterday and today I birded throughout Delaware to improve my year list and scout for upcoming Big Days.
 
Yesterday, I checked Ponder Road in Ellendale to see if the Vesper Sparrows had returned and sure enough at least 3 Vesper Sparrows were singing their hearts out.  To get to Ponders Road take Route 16 east from Route 113 for 1 mile, turn left (north) 0.7 miles to just beyond the white house on the right at the freshly turn over dirt field.  A stop at Bombay Hook NWR had 2 Black-necked Stilts at the north end of Shearness.  On the way home I turned onto Fieldsboro Road from Route 13 and about 1/4 mile before Route 9 on the left is a tiny pond with 8 Blue-winged Teals - they were present today.


Today I started at Greer's Pond at dawn and it was very noisy - 3 Least Bitterns were calling from the pond and at least 3 Soras were sing from the 1000 Acre Marsh side of the road.  Two King Rails were at the southern end of the Reedy Point Bridge.  Rough-winged Swallows were at Hangman's Bridge and 20 Cliff Swallows were building homes on the double bridges on Route 9.  Many American Coots at Tailors Gut and Bombay Hook NWR continues to have Mute Swans, numerous Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers, American Black Ducks and Green-winged Teal which should last into early May.  An American White Pelican was reported at the Ashton Tract at 1000 Acre Marsh on GroupMe by Andy McGann at 12:23 PM, so I stopped by there an hour later and picked up a year bird.  
 
Frank Rohrbacher
Wilmington, Delaware

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Date: 4/21/18 6:18 pm
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: [de-birds] DNS/DOS bird programs this week
Hi all,

DNS is holding its free weekly bird walk at Middle Run in Newark this
Tuesday, just meet in the car park at 8am. Hopefully a few early warblers
will show up too! Walks take place each Tuesday during April and May.

Also, on Tuesday evening at 6pm there is a joint DNS/DOS 'NestWatch' training
session where we will show you how to track the progress of bird nests and
enter your data into a Cornell University program actively collecting data
from all over the country. Have fun and contribute to science at the same
time! We are still looking for 1-2 volunteers to check nest boxes about
once a week around the properties we own or manage so if you are interested
just get in touch or come along on Tuesday! Members $10, Non-members $15.

Ian Stewart
Delaware Nature Society

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