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5/24/18 10:28 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 May 2018) Raptors
5/24/18 9:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 May 2018) Raptors
5/24/18 6:03 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Mourning & Wilson's Warblers, Clearfield Co.
5/24/18 5:58 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Presque Isle--Erie County
5/24/18 3:52 pm Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Lancaster, Lebanon Counties, Middle Creek WMA: Blue Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrows back.
5/24/18 10:25 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Put Notifications On Hold Please
5/24/18 10:08 am Karen Bryant Personal <karenbryant747...> Put Notifications On Hold Please
5/24/18 7:01 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> FYI notice from BIRDEAST
5/24/18 7:00 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
5/24/18 5:07 am Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Winter 2017/2018 Photo Submissions for Pennsylvania Birds
5/23/18 5:28 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, May 23, 2018
5/23/18 3:02 pm Sue Hannon <sbhannon...> Dauphin Co, Harrisburg Falcon Watch and Rescue
5/23/18 2:51 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Black tern, Lehigh County
5/23/18 1:28 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 May 2018
5/23/18 12:20 pm Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Brown pelican, York Co.
5/23/18 12:15 pm sugal <0000010d3e139e85-dmarc-request...> Tangled Hummingbird
5/23/18 10:34 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> disregard Re: [PABIRDS] Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
5/23/18 10:22 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> Re: Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
5/23/18 6:56 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 May 2018) 1 Raptors
5/23/18 6:40 am Grant Stevenson <pahawkowl...> Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Birdchat family of lists is down
5/23/18 5:57 am John J. Collins <jjcbird...> FW: [JERSEYBI] Birdchat family of lists is down
5/23/18 4:31 am Andy Keister <akeister110...> Whimbrel, Montour County
5/23/18 3:49 am Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Brown pelican, York Co.
5/22/18 5:39 pm Michael David <michaeltdavid...> Re: Brown pelican, York Co.
5/22/18 5:10 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Westmoreland County Predator/Prey Drama
5/22/18 1:38 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Semipalmated Plovers-Washington county
5/22/18 11:29 am Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> Brown pelican, York Co.
5/22/18 11:24 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango
5/22/18 11:01 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Short-billed Dowitcher - Allegheny Co.
5/22/18 8:42 am Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co
5/22/18 6:58 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 8 May 2018 (two weeks)
5/21/18 9:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 May 2018) Raptors
5/21/18 6:47 pm chrisgphillips <chrisgphillips...> BioBlitz in Bird Park and Robb Hollow Parks, Mt Lebanon, Allegheny County - June 1-2nd
5/21/18 6:35 pm Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Nesting Herring Gull at Allegheny River Lock 7, Kittanning, Armstrong County
5/21/18 5:31 pm Katrina Knight <kknight...> Re: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
5/21/18 3:48 pm Don Weiss <0000009ab575ba1e-dmarc-request...> Re: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
5/21/18 3:29 pm Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Re: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
5/21/18 3:14 pm reeser <reeser...> OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
5/21/18 11:36 am Don Weiss <0000009ab575ba1e-dmarc-request...>
5/21/18 8:37 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 May 2018) Raptors
5/21/18 7:36 am David Wilbur <djwilbur...> Canadian visitors Bucks County
5/21/18 7:19 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Quebec Run, Tebolt Trail, Fayette
5/20/18 5:04 pm Kevin Dougherty <quid789...> Red-necked phalarope, Lehigh County
5/20/18 4:44 pm Ed Barrell <ed.barrell...> Common Nighthawk, Berks County
5/20/18 12:56 pm Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Upcoming PSO meeting Sept 14-16
5/20/18 9:34 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango
5/20/18 8:55 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Whimbrel - Lawrence Co.
5/20/18 6:25 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Great Crested Flycatcher -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- May 20, 2018
5/20/18 5:56 am Karin Isett <karin.isett...> Re: Addendum to Good birding spots in central and SE PA
5/20/18 5:41 am Karin Isett <karin.isett...> Re: Good sites for warblers in SE PA or central PA
5/20/18 5:16 am Russ States <pelagics202...> venango co.
5/20/18 5:15 am GARY Robson <garyrobson...> Red Headed Woodpecker
5/20/18 4:22 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: asking for a SE or Central PA warbler site?
5/20/18 3:36 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (5/13 - 5/19)
5/19/18 8:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 May 2018) Raptors
5/19/18 6:55 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 19, 2018
5/19/18 4:50 pm Cheryl Abel <0000008b6c2ed4a5-dmarc-request...> Unsubscribe
5/19/18 4:03 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Boyce-Mayview, Allegheny County
5/19/18 3:29 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Migrants-Washington county
5/19/18 2:56 pm Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Semipalmated Sandpipers, Allegheny
5/19/18 8:16 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 May 2018) 1 Raptors
5/19/18 6:35 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Re: Alder Flycatcher - Glade Run Lake, Butler County
5/19/18 5:55 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Sora - Glade Run Lake, Butler County
5/19/18 5:51 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Alder Flycatcher - Glade Run Lake, Butler County
5/19/18 5:26 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- May 19, 2018
5/19/18 2:51 am Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> Last Call for PSO Poole and Conservation Awards Nominations
5/18/18 3:29 pm Ben Coulter <00000078d79be7ab-dmarc-request...>
5/18/18 11:22 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Worm-eating Warblers - Armstrong County
5/18/18 10:40 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 May 2018) Raptors
5/18/18 6:11 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> WE NEED YOU! --Pittsburgh Endangered Species Day 5/30 1 p.m.
5/17/18 5:59 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 17, 2018
5/17/18 5:55 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Allegheny County Common Nighthawk
5/17/18 5:37 pm Clare Nicolls <tcnicolls...> Crawford Co Bird Highlights
5/17/18 1:56 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: Snyder County - Red Necked Phalarope
5/17/18 12:59 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Snyder County - Red Necked Phalarope
5/17/18 10:43 am Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> Prothonotary Warbler and Black Terns Cumberland County
5/17/18 9:38 am Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Bedford County, Rt 896 Osterburg, Sandhill Crane
5/17/18 7:02 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Fwd: Alice Fuller of the State College area
5/17/18 6:46 am <at12midngt...> <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...> Fwd: [PABIRDS]
5/17/18 6:24 am Frank Dickman <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...>
5/16/18 6:55 pm Randy Stringer <randycstringer...> PISP Erie County 5/16
5/16/18 6:03 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (f), White Crowned SP., Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
5/16/18 5:44 pm dave belford <0000010ccfeebec5-dmarc-request...> Olive sided and Mourning at Ft Wash St Park militia hill 5/16
5/16/18 9:43 am LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Re: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
5/16/18 8:24 am bill drolsbaugh <00000046cda72c3b-dmarc-request...> Out of Area report NORTHERN COPPERHEAD OTTAWA NATIONAL REFUGE NW Ohio
5/16/18 7:04 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> 2018 Brooks Bird Club of WV Foray update - 5 more days to register
5/15/18 7:58 pm Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...> Alder flycatcher Armstrong county.
5/15/18 1:26 pm Melody McFarland <00000108d232ca7c-dmarc-request...> Lancaster township
5/15/18 11:34 am A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, House Wren Schuylkill Co
5/15/18 9:32 am JERRY HOWARD <birdwatcher108...> Fwd: Greene Co. - Sandhill cranes
5/15/18 7:30 am Carole Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...> eBird -- Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville -- May 15, 2018
5/15/18 7:13 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Gray-cheeked Thrushes and 11 species of warbler, Montgomery County
5/14/18 5:37 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Common Nighthawks, Whip-poor-wills, Clearfield Co.
5/14/18 5:33 pm JERRY HOWARD <birdwatcher108...> Greene Co. - Sandhill cranes
5/14/18 5:18 pm Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco
5/14/18 5:01 pm g. g <birdersx5...> FOY Yellow-billed cuckoos, and more, Washington County
5/14/18 3:03 pm Anne Annibali <anneanni...> Re: Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco
5/14/18 2:53 pm Jim McVoy <jmcvoy...> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks Chester County
5/14/18 2:48 pm Ward, John <john.ward...> Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco
5/14/18 2:21 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Snowy Egret (and more) at Old Crow, Huntingdon Co
5/14/18 12:52 pm Scott Kinzey <scott.kinzey...> Nocturnal Migrants in Allegheny County
5/14/18 11:57 am john flannigan <rublzrme...> Migrants-Allegheny county
5/14/18 11:18 am DNADEB <dsg4...> Egrets, herons Old Crow Wetlands Huntingdon co
5/14/18 10:56 am Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Clarion Co- warblers waves !- 18 for the farm, 20 for the day, so far..
5/14/18 7:53 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Re: Warbler numbers peaking, other misc sightings, Allegheny and Armstrong County
5/14/18 7:14 am Tom Dougherty <tomdoc...> Chambersburg Warblers
5/14/18 6:13 am ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...> Allegheny Co.: Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warblers
5/14/18 6:08 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Warbler numbers peaking, other misc sightings, Allegheny and Armstrong County
5/14/18 5:21 am Carol Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...>
5/13/18 8:11 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: PA Migration Count results - York County
5/13/18 5:02 pm ofbluebells <ofbluebells...> Allegheny Co.: Frick Park, Mourning Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher
5/13/18 4:12 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Grosbeaks, orioles, buntings, etc., Koch property, Northampton Counlty
5/13/18 3:22 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
5/13/18 3:14 pm Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> PA Migration Count results
5/13/18 2:17 pm Nadine <0000010a6f991e5b-dmarc-request...>
5/13/18 2:00 pm Mike Tanis <michael.tanis...> Delaware State Forest - Pike County
5/13/18 11:46 am g. g <birdersx5...> Cape May warbler, Washington County
5/13/18 11:03 am Dan Richards <drichards7...> Black Tern, Clearfield Co.
5/13/18 9:52 am Amy Langman <birdgyrl...> Blue And Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Berks County
5/13/18 9:31 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango
5/13/18 8:43 am Melody McFarland <00000108d232ca7c-dmarc-request...> Lancaster county, Lancaster township
5/13/18 8:01 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Short-billed Dowitchers - Beaver Co.
5/13/18 6:51 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. 4/29-5/12 two weeks
5/13/18 6:44 am Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Warren Co- American bittern
5/13/18 6:31 am Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> PAMC- Mercer County
5/12/18 7:50 pm Steve Gosser <sgosser72...> Warblers galore - Allegheny & Armstrong Counties
5/12/18 7:05 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 12, 2018
5/12/18 4:57 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake Bioblitz Birds
5/12/18 4:54 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake Bioblitz Birds
5/12/18 3:53 pm Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Lebanon County, Memorial Lk, Red-throated Loon
5/12/18 2:29 pm Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> Epic Day Birding Cumberland County
5/12/18 1:55 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview North IMBD results
5/12/18 1:26 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> White-rumped Sandpipers - Lawrence Co.
5/12/18 12:06 pm LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
5/12/18 11:51 am Seth McComsey <0000002968f82554-dmarc-request...> Re: Mourning Warbler, Lancaster County
5/12/18 11:35 am dsembello <dsembello...> Pennypack Trust, Montco
5/12/18 10:16 am Randy Stringer <randycstringer...> Dowitcher
5/12/18 10:14 am Randy Stringer <randycstringer...> Short-billed Dowitchet, Mercer County
5/12/18 9:44 am Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Mourning Warbler, Lancaster County
5/12/18 9:36 am <joe...> <joe...> Deep Creek Lake. Green Lane Montgomery county.
5/12/18 9:26 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Re: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co.
5/12/18 8:05 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Re: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co.
5/12/18 8:02 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co.
5/12/18 6:51 am Craig Holt <0000007fe6ec5d00-dmarc-request...> Pymatuning, Crawford Co. 5/11
5/12/18 5:45 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 May 2018) 3 Raptors
5/12/18 2:28 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 5/12/2018
5/11/18 5:18 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Washington County - Mostly IBA 80 Taylorstown to SGL 232
5/11/18 3:21 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Loons - Beaver Co.
5/11/18 2:30 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> PAMC - York County
5/11/18 1:58 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Washington County - Alder Flycatcher near Taylorstown
5/11/18 11:00 am Cathy Brown <blueapis...> purple finch, Wash. county
5/11/18 10:09 am Jane Barnette <00000109bf6facf3-dmarc-request...>
5/11/18 8:26 am Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
5/11/18 7:09 am Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> Re: Dickcissel Cumberland County
5/11/18 7:06 am Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> Dickcissel Cumberland County
5/11/18 6:23 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Frick Park -- May 11, 2018
5/11/18 6:14 am Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> Prothonotary Warbler Cumberland County
5/10/18 4:50 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Frick Park -- May 10, 2018
5/10/18 4:29 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Orange-crowned Warbler, Clearfield Co.
5/10/18 11:29 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Varied Bunting story and lousy photos
5/10/18 7:10 am Lewis, Larry <earlybirdtours...> Bucktoe Bird Blitz - Chester County
5/9/18 5:35 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 9, 2018
5/9/18 4:13 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Frick Park -- May 9, 2018
5/9/18 3:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 May 2018) 1 Raptors
5/9/18 11:54 am Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...> Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 5-9 (Allegheny County)
5/9/18 5:39 am Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Remove From Listserve
5/8/18 10:08 pm Holly Dadds Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
5/8/18 3:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 May 2018) 2 Raptors
5/8/18 10:06 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Frick Park -- May 8, 2018
5/8/18 9:52 am Melody McFarland <00000108d232ca7c-dmarc-request...> Lancaster Township
5/8/18 8:17 am Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
5/8/18 7:47 am PSO <PSO...> Varied Bunting
5/8/18 6:55 am Mike Hamberg <mhamberg...> Canada, Cape May at Frick Park, Allegheny
5/8/18 3:03 am Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> PSO Annual Meeting Awards
5/7/18 5:23 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
5/7/18 4:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 May 2018) 3 Raptors
5/7/18 3:00 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Warblers -- Frick Park -- May 7, 2018
5/7/18 1:12 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview was busy
5/7/18 12:21 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
5/7/18 10:20 am DNADEB <dsg4...> Townsend Solitaire Huntingdon county. NO
5/7/18 7:07 am Joe Flood <jflood...> Chimney Swifts, Rosemont, Delco
5/7/18 7:03 am Lewis Crowell <ltcjac...> sightings at Piney Tract (Clarion County )
5/7/18 5:33 am Dustin Welsh <0000005e30696773-dmarc-request...>
5/7/18 4:15 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> Goldenwing, Blackburnian Franklin
5/7/18 3:53 am Jim H <englishhaus...> VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
5/6/18 10:07 pm E-mail <wnlaubscher...> Willets, Clinton Co., Mill Hall, 5/6/18
5/6/18 7:54 pm Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Re: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
5/6/18 7:20 pm Jim H <englishhaus...> VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
5/6/18 6:51 pm Barry Blust <barryblust...> Re: White-crowned Sparrow and unusual Black-throated Green Warbler, Allegheny County
5/6/18 6:22 pm Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> FOY Common Nighthawk - Allegheny County
5/6/18 5:55 pm Carole Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...> Red-breasted Mergansers
5/6/18 5:54 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Baltimore Oriole added to RBGs and Indigo Buntings in yard today;
5/6/18 5:30 pm Amy Henrici <henriciac...> White-crowned Sparrow and unusual Black-throated Green Warbler, Allegheny County
5/6/18 5:24 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 6, 2018
5/6/18 5:04 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
5/6/18 4:59 pm Daniel Bogar <trichonis...>
5/6/18 4:04 pm Tom Dougherty <tomdoc...> Cape May Warbler. FOY
5/6/18 11:39 am Nanette Talbot <talbot.nanette...> Re: Allegheny Cty Gray catbird
5/6/18 11:15 am Dallas DiLeo <dileod...> Allegheny Cty Gray catbird
5/6/18 9:10 am g. g <birdersx5...> FOY Tennessee warbler, Washington County
5/6/18 5:52 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Golden-winged and more, May 5 at Schenley, Allegheny
5/6/18 3:40 am Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Global Big Day, Butler and Lawrence counties
5/5/18 7:18 pm Michelle Kienholz <00000073dc7a3e93-dmarc-request...> Brewster's Warbler - Beechwood Farms (Allegheny Co)
5/5/18 5:11 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 May 2018) 11 Raptors
5/5/18 3:14 pm M & K Mannella <mkmannella...> Re: Blue Grosbeak, Riverview Trail, Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
5/5/18 3:08 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Bioblitz and Bied Walk, Sweet Arrow Lake Schuylkill Co.
5/5/18 3:00 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ducks & Com. Loon - Lawrence Co.
5/5/18 2:55 pm Michael Leahy <mrl706...> Orioles
5/5/18 2:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (05 May 2018) Raptors
5/5/18 1:37 pm Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...> Sora, Warblers, and other Spring migrants. Lancaster county
5/5/18 1:19 pm Pabirder1974 <pabirder1974...> Dickcissel and henslows at pisp Erie
5/5/18 12:58 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 5, 2018
5/5/18 9:39 am Doug Filler <d.filler...>
5/5/18 7:45 am Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
5/4/18 5:35 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 4, 2018
5/4/18 5:16 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Orchard oriole comments, Koch property, Northampton County
5/4/18 3:37 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 4, 2018
5/4/18 2:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 May 2018) Raptors
5/4/18 2:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (03 May 2018) 2 Raptors
5/4/18 1:08 pm DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...> Northampton County Canada warbler
5/4/18 10:45 am Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...> Monroe Co.---Sedge Wren
5/4/18 10:41 am Jim H <englishhaus...> Re: 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants!
5/4/18 10:40 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 5/4/2018
5/4/18 10:19 am g. g <birdersx5...> Warblers, Boyce-Mayview, Allegheny County
5/4/18 10:11 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Re: 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants!
5/4/18 9:54 am Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants!
5/4/18 9:52 am Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...> Todd Nature Reserve 5/4 (Butler Co.)
5/4/18 9:38 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> clarion
5/4/18 8:52 am Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Semipalmated sandpiper allegheny
5/4/18 7:45 am Carole Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...> eBird -- Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville -- May 4, 2018 Allegheny Co
5/4/18 6:42 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Cape May Warblers - York County
5/4/18 5:49 am Lee Wells <lwells4...> Schuylkill County yard birds
5/4/18 4:54 am Hayley Kile <pezolut...> Hummingbird at feeder!
5/3/18 8:05 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tree Swallows Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
5/3/18 6:05 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Shorebirds-Washington county
5/3/18 5:38 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
5/3/18 5:11 pm Paul Blank <paulblank...> Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
5/3/18 4:38 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
5/3/18 3:09 pm Matt Webb <matthewmichaelwebb...> Blue Grosbeak, Riverview Trail, Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
5/3/18 2:33 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Washington County - SGL 232 - lots of birds!
5/3/18 2:19 pm Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
5/3/18 1:38 pm Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
5/3/18 11:36 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 3, 2018
5/3/18 11:13 am Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...> Scarlet Tanager
5/3/18 11:11 am Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...> Re: Scarlet Tanager
5/3/18 11:10 am Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...> Scarlet Tanager
5/3/18 10:25 am Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Mercer County
5/3/18 10:14 am Donna Collett <dcollett57...> Neotropics + Beaver County
5/3/18 10:08 am John Baird <jbaird...> unsubscribe
5/3/18 10:01 am Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Willet Allegheny County
5/3/18 9:40 am Dave Luning Sr <dluningsr...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/3/18 9:16 am colleen snow <c.snow357...> Re: Blue Jay/ Cooper’s
5/3/18 8:50 am Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...> Lincoln's Sparrow, Northampton
5/3/18 7:19 am jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...> Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
5/3/18 7:13 am Linda Matula <parulaone...> Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
5/3/18 6:52 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/3/18 5:30 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Swainson's Thrush, yard arrivals - Allegheny County
5/3/18 4:53 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Blue Jay/ Cooper’s
5/2/18 9:39 pm Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Orioles, Warblers, Vireos... Mercer County
5/2/18 7:12 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> York County - Raptors and Warblers
5/2/18 6:55 pm Michael Barcaskey <mikebarcaskey...> Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2, 2018
5/2/18 6:22 pm Jim H <englishhaus...> Re: binocular reccomendations
5/2/18 6:15 pm reeser <reeser...> FOY Indigo Bunting -- Cumberland County
5/2/18 6:14 pm Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Re: binocular reccomendations
5/2/18 6:13 pm Daniel and Robin Zmoda <foandla...> binocular reccomendations
5/2/18 6:10 pm g. g <birdersx5...> FOY Indigo bunting, Washington County
5/2/18 5:57 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2, 2018
5/2/18 5:05 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Indigo Bunting (FOY) at home (Armstrong County)
5/2/18 4:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 May 2018) 11 Raptors
5/2/18 4:34 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> American Avocets, Clearfield Co.
5/2/18 4:33 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> FOY Gray Catbird Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co.
5/2/18 3:11 pm Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> RC Kinglet, RT Hummingbird & Baltimore Oriole - Clearfield County
5/2/18 2:00 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> FOY-White-crowned Sp., Eastern Towhee, Indigo Bunting, Wayne Twp. Schulykill Co.
5/2/18 1:32 pm Pabirder1974 <pabirder1974...> Crawford county arrivals
5/2/18 1:17 pm Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Another warbler for the day, Butler
5/2/18 12:25 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 2, 2018
5/2/18 11:35 am Tom and Nancy Moeller <Thosjmoel...> FOY Chimney Swifts, Munhall, Allegheny County
5/2/18 11:11 am Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Warblers at Moraine SP, Butler today
5/2/18 11:06 am Robert VanNewkirk <van126...> Sewickley Heights Park Warblers & Others - Allegheny County
5/2/18 10:56 am g. g <birdersx5...> More FOYs, Washington County
5/2/18 10:47 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/2/18 9:57 am Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, 5/2
5/2/18 9:46 am Bill Zinn <wgzinn...> Allegheny Cnty - FOY Yellow warbler
5/2/18 9:12 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 24 April 2018 (two weeks)
5/2/18 9:08 am g. g <birdersx5...> Baltimore oriole, Washington County
5/2/18 8:43 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Park Neotropiganza, Allegheny County
5/2/18 8:33 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Birds galore - Allegheny
5/2/18 8:22 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> 9 species of warblers (including Blackburnian), Scarlet Tanagers, and others in Coventry Woods, Chester Co.
5/2/18 8:20 am Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...> Allegheny Co - FOY Orchard Oriole
5/2/18 8:04 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview migrants - Warblers, vireos & flycatchers
5/2/18 7:06 am Linda Widdop <linda...> Hummer - Montco
5/2/18 6:30 am PSO <PSO...> PSO Website Login
5/2/18 6:15 am Mike Hamberg <mhamberg...> 7 different warblers, Frick Park, Allegheny County
5/2/18 5:40 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Frick Park -- May 2, 2018
5/2/18 5:09 am PSO <PSO...> PSO Website Login for Membership Renewal
5/1/18 10:22 pm Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/1/18 6:04 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Sora, Virginia Rail, Clearfield Co.
5/1/18 2:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 May 2018) 16 Raptors
5/1/18 1:35 pm linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request...> Orioles - Cumberland County
5/1/18 12:49 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Linbrook Park, Upper Trails, May 1, 2018
5/1/18 12:09 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 1, 2018
5/1/18 10:55 am Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Fwd: eBird Report - Sewickley Heights Borough Park, May 1, 2018
5/1/18 10:49 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/1/18 10:44 am A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Baltimore Oriole, Ruby Throated Hummingbird 4/30 Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co. Whip-poor-will North Manheim Twp.
5/1/18 10:37 am Frank Dickman <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/1/18 10:09 am Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
5/1/18 10:04 am <marianne5...> <marianne5...> Re: Binocular recommendation
5/1/18 10:00 am g. g <birdersx5...> Pine siskin, Washington County
5/1/18 9:31 am Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...> Binocular recommendation
5/1/18 9:31 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Today, Allegheny County
5/1/18 5:09 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Blackburnian Warbler -- Frick Park -- May 1, 2018
5/1/18 5:07 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Orange-crowned Warbler @ Middle Creek WMA Lancaster county
4/30/18 8:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (30 Apr 2018) 3 Raptors
4/30/18 6:24 pm Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
4/30/18 1:53 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Yellow-throated Vireo, Harrison Hills Regional Park, Allegheny Co.,
4/30/18 1:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Apr 2018) 19 Raptors
4/30/18 1:31 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 30, 2018
4/30/18 12:51 pm Carol Baylor <cbbayl...> Re: Franklin County - Shady Grove
4/30/18 9:52 am Dale Gearhart <dgearhart01...> Franklin County - Shady Grove
4/30/18 9:16 am David Neimeyer <neimeyer...> Rusty Blackbird (Lehigh Co.)
4/30/18 5:55 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Nashville Warbler -- Frick Park -- Apr 30, 2018
4/30/18 5:24 am Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Little Blue Heron - Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co.
4/29/18 7:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Apr 2018) 66 Raptors
4/29/18 7:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Apr 2018) 25 Raptors
4/29/18 4:15 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Grosbeaks, etc., Koch property, Northampton County
4/29/18 3:51 pm Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> Global Big Day is May 5; eBird Challenge; eBird Quizzes
4/29/18 2:08 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 29, 2018
4/29/18 1:57 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
4/29/18 1:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (29 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/29/18 1:38 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - North Country Trail at Bike Rental Shop, Apr 29, 2018
4/29/18 1:30 pm Holly Hartshorne <hartshorne.holly...> Spring migrants, ravens, Berks
4/29/18 1:27 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country Trail & Butterfly Trail at McDanel's Boat Launch, Apr 29, 2018
4/29/18 11:51 am ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...> Allegheny Co., Baker Park/Boyce Mayview: Vesper Sparrows
4/29/18 10:32 am Christopher Heckscher <checkscher...> Re: Veery Thrushes, Lancaster County
4/29/18 10:11 am g. g <birdersx5...> Cormorants, grebes, Washington County
4/29/18 9:40 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango
4/29/18 9:11 am Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Veery Thrushes, Lancaster County
4/29/18 8:37 am Gary Robson <garyrobson...> Lebanon County
4/29/18 8:04 am Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> 2018 Tussey Mt hawk watch summary
4/29/18 7:43 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Surf Scoter - Beaver Co.
4/29/18 6:48 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (4/22-4/28)
4/29/18 6:20 am Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Beaver County - FOY Indigo Bunting
4/29/18 4:58 am Betsy Mescavage <amkestrel1...> Hummer, Northampton Co.
4/28/18 7:25 pm Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> Re: Allegheny County - Northern Waterthrush, Great Crested Flycatcher and other quiet migrans
4/28/18 7:07 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny County - Northern Waterthrush, Great Crested Flycatcher and other quiet migrans
4/28/18 6:17 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
4/28/18 5:37 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Northern Parula, Common Yellowthroat - York County
4/28/18 5:33 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Horned Lark and Grasshopper Sparrow - York County
4/28/18 3:44 pm Paul Blank <paulblank...> Northern Parula, FOY Ruby-throated hummingbird
4/28/18 3:39 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Fw: Frick Today, Allegheny County, Homewood Cemetery Sightings. Outings
4/28/18 3:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (28 Apr 2018) 16 Raptors
4/28/18 3:14 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Today, Allegheny County
4/28/18 1:02 pm Donna Collett <dcollett57...> Ruby throated Hummingbird- Washington Cty
4/28/18 10:18 am Patricia Rossi <circus_cyaneus...> Baltimore Oriole in Levittown, Lower Bucks Garden
4/28/18 8:14 am Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Beaver County - FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/28/18 8:00 am Doug Filler <d.filler...> Silver Lake in Bucks, Co.
4/28/18 6:11 am PSO <PSO...> Latest Issue of Pennsylvania Birds
4/28/18 5:59 am Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request...> Ruby Throated Hummingbird/ Adams County
4/28/18 4:04 am Dave Inman <mercer.county.bird.guy...> Crawford County Sora
4/28/18 1:33 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 4/28/2018
4/27/18 5:03 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 27, 2018
4/27/18 4:50 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Pine Siskin & Rose-breasted Grosbeak at feeders (Armstrong Couny)
4/27/18 4:27 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Shorebirds - Crawford Co.
4/27/18 3:16 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Wilson's Snipe, Surf Scoter, Clearfield Co.
4/27/18 3:00 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Bobolink-Washington county
4/27/18 10:55 am Dean Newhouse <dean.newhouse...> Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Baltimore Oriole
4/27/18 10:49 am Dean Newhouse <dean.newhouse...> Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Baltimore Oriole
4/27/18 10:47 am Marcy Cunkelman <plant4nature...> Black vulture Indiana co
4/27/18 7:18 am DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...> Northampton County Bushkill Trail
4/27/18 6:00 am PSO <PSO...> PSO Website back up and running!
4/27/18 5:52 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- Frick Park -- Apr 27, 2018
4/27/18 3:38 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Warblers and Wood Thrush, Enlow Fork, Greene
4/26/18 3:20 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 26, 2018
4/26/18 1:17 pm Craig Holt <0000007fe6ec5d00-dmarc-request...> Pymatuning L., Crawford Co.
4/26/18 12:20 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Today, Allegheny County, Black-throated Green Warbler. Yesterday, Great Horned Owl
4/26/18 7:49 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Five warbler species and two other FOYs, Montgomery and Chester Cos.
4/26/18 6:34 am Amy Langman <birdgyrl...> FOY warblers
4/26/18 5:03 am Karin Isett <karin.isett...> FOY species at Peace Valley Park, Bucks Co
4/25/18 4:34 pm linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request...> Black-throated blue warbler - Cumberland County
4/25/18 4:10 pm Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Binocular Repair in Pittsburgh Area
4/25/18 2:41 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (25 Apr 2018) 2 Raptors
4/25/18 2:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain (25 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/25/18 2:14 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Apr 25, 2018
4/25/18 2:07 pm PSO <PSO...> PSO Website Problem
4/25/18 2:07 pm Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Binocular Repair in Pittsburgh Area
4/25/18 2:01 pm Dan Cunkelman <dancunkelman...> Re: Binocular Repair in Pittsburgh Area
4/25/18 1:41 pm Hayley Kile <pezolut...> Binocular Repair in Pittsburgh Area
4/25/18 1:07 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> FOYs-Allegheny County
4/25/18 12:52 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Glade Run Lake, Butler Co
4/25/18 8:40 am Don Billett <donbsrbirds...> Lancaster County Middle Creek
4/25/18 3:45 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Blue-headed vireo, 24 April, Schenley Park, Allegheny
 
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Date: 5/24/18 10:28 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 May 2018) Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 2 2
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Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Jean-Marie Gauthier, Hank Davis, Joel Flachs, Deb Beer.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Sunny (0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps
81 - 71F, Winds Light & Variable.
<BR><BR>

Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-tailed Hawk, and
numerous Black (6) and Turkey Vultures (25).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: May 24: Today began with with me having all my teeth.
Ah, but would it end that way?? It was another slow day with only 57
species highlighted by: Wood Duck, Green Heron, 1 Common Nighthawk,
Yellow-breasted Chat, and Blue Grosbeak. Weve had 2 bad days in a row.
Well, at least with nothing spectacular. What does that mean? Come on,
silly - it means we are due for another great day and soon! Im thinking
tomorrow, to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend! The winds will be from the
southwest and there will be at least a few clouds. Ill take that! [Oh,
and still have all my teeth!]
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: 1-Killdeer.
<BR><BR>
1-Wood Duck, 1-Green Heron, 1-COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 2-Willow Flycatcher,
1-Yellow-breasted Chat, 1-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,
Clouded Sulphur. Dragonflies (2): Green Darner, Twelve-spotted Skimmer.
Reptiles & Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): White-tailed Deer.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.71; Steps: 11,060; Floors:
21.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 57; this season: 82
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks nice with a few clouds and warm southwest winds.
The Kites best day, yet!
As for the shorebirds could be due for another good one!
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/24/18 9:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 May 2018) Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 23, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 2 2
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (28): Kathleen Pileggi, Richard & Ellie Wolf, Dick & Pat Williams,
Steve Nuttle, Barry Blust, Nolan Morris, Anna Altieri, Deb Kirchdoerfer,
Judy Ford, Dennis Davis, Bob Reitz, Rhoda McNitt, Puff Busch, Mike
Hartshorne, Lauren Diamond, Walter & Pam Borys, Al Guarante, Holly Merker,
Ian Stewart (plus family of 6).
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Partly Cloudy-Sunny (75-0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 74 - 79F, Winds NW @ 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Osprey, 5-Red-tailed
Hawk, and numerous Black (16) and Turkey Vultures (35).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: ---Almost Heaven? West Viginia??---
<BR><BR>
The Early Bird Blogs daily word is predicament. Play along with
mehow would you define it? Lets see how close you are. I finally
settled upon it meaning difficult situation. (I dont know - like losing
your tooth before meeting a group. Something like that, maybe?) But how
close was I? One-Look - my source for all my words - says it means a
difficult, unpleasant or embarrassing situation. Yah, that about covers
it! This noun has European roots. How close were you to the exact
phrasing of the definition? We love wordsdo you? Choose the right one,
use it in the right way and it can say so much for you. While certainly if
you dont, it can cause so much harm. Feel free to suggest your favorite.
<BR><BR>
May 23 Where do I begin? Lets try here: On Tuesday, I had to go to the
dentist for a loose implant for a tooth lost as a result of my accident.
[Yes folks, Im still dealing with things.] He installed a new temporary
one until the new one arrives next week. I love my dentist, he gets the
blog and reads it but lets test it to make sure he does, shall we? Hes
a great guy, but someone should tell him that HIS breath is kicking! Now,
Ill find out if he reads it or not by whether he installs my tooth back in
crooked or his dentists tools mysteriously slip, gouging my gums. [Im
just kidding dr. your breath is fine, but give me another hit of laughing
gas, will ya?] Anyway, back to my tooth. The day following my temporary
tooth being put in in fact, during my very first meal with it at the
remodeled caf at Longwood [an entire different story about our thoughts of
it ask me] I was eating apiece of fried chicken [part of a meal sold
for $17!!!!, BTW] when my tooth broke! IT FREAKIN BROKE OFF!!!! I damn
near ate it! Of course, this is my top very front tooth. You cant miss
it. Yah, I had myself a predicament. An INTENSE PREDICAMENT!
<BR><BR>
Now, its 1:30 pm and I am meeting a large group of people for the
much-ballyhooed Whimbrel Day [turns out 28 people] at Bucktoe in 90
minutes. All I can see is me greeting and talking with people with no
tooth! Id look like I was transported from West Virginia or Arkansas
[with my apologies and condolences to anyone from there].
<BR><BR>
I could try this recourse, Hey, I got involved with a man trying to rob a
little old lady at the Wawa just before coming her. Youre right, who
would believe me?
<BR><BR>
Kathleen, who I was eating with, was caught in a vicious cycle [as I was]
between laughing, feeling my pain, and disgust at what she was seeing when
I talked, but somehow offered this sage advice, Call the dentist. This is
an emergency and he knows you have an event tonight. I would have never
thought that possible at this exceptionally late hour. But call I did, and
amazingly the Dr. squeezed me in for my tooth, if not my dignitys sake!
Arriving at my dentists, he said between laughs at my GQ look and
predicament, I have NEVER seen one break like that! Wow, a first!
<BR><BR>
So, I have THAT going for me, which is nice.
<BR><BR>
There I was at 2:15 - I was toothless, yet at 3:00 I arrived in full smile
for the event!
<BR><BR>
Sporting such a toothless look [as I almost did], just how do those people
in West Virginia breed, anyway? I know, it must be with the lights off
<BR><BR>
I had gone to Longwood after receiving a call from Kathleen about Al
finding a Worm-eating Warbler [my FOY] at Longwood Gardens this morning.
She was standing with Al and wanted to know if I would like to come for it.
I did, and fortunately heard it sing a few times before the Arkansas
Angels had their way with me! I also heard Black-and-white Warbler and
very oddly, a Barred Owl calling mid-day.
<BR><BR>
This was all before arriving at Bucktoe for Whimbrel Day. Once there,
everybody showed up 28 people in all! I sure hope they werent expecting
my West Virginia alter ego. Youll never know just how close you were!
Ahh, the birds? Well, the birds were an utter disappointment this time.
It was slow today. Highlights among the 56 species seen were: Kentucky
Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Osprey, Common Nighthawk, and Blue
grosbeak. But we did have shorebirds Thats right, two Killdeer whoo,
the pressure is off, right? No??
<BR><BR>
Ian was out to check on the Martin gourdes, finding 2 nests in progress.
Ians family came all the way from England, just to miss the shorebirds!
Sono complaining! Besides, what do you mean miss the shorebirds?? You
saw the Killdeer! Two of them!! This evenings clear, blue sky was
against us, but 28 pairs of eyes were certainly for us. I think wed have
seen something if they were moving in mass. It looks like perhaps Monday
was Whimbrel Day. They just forgot to tell us. No worries, there will
be a day[s] for Black-bellied Plovers, Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstone, and
others though, too and Im certain some more Whimbrel. So please give
Bucktoe a chance to produce for you. Trust me, it can be amazing. Just
talk to someone who has witnessed it here or look at our pictures! As for
today, I looked hard for a flock, but couldnt find it.
<BR><BR>
We waited to watch the space station, scheduled to pass over us at 8:42pm.
We looked hard in the SW sky where it was to appear. I looked as hard as I
could - couldnt find it.
<BR><BR>
With a shrug I gave up the night. What a letdown tonight was. But I know
how readily it can all change. All packed up, I turned to leave.
<BR><BR>
I couldnt find my keys.
<BR><BR>
- - - - -
Angela spotted a Pileated Woodpecker at Unionville Park [AB].
<BR><BR>
A Worm-eating Warbler and Swainsons Thrushes were at Longwood Gardens on
5/23 [AG,KP].
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: 2-Killdeer.
<BR><BR>
1-COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 3-Willow Flycatcher, Kentucky Warbler, Yellow-breasted
Chat, 1-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (3): Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,
Clouded Sulphur, Red Admiral. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (1): Little Brown Bat.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.63; Steps: 15,549; Floors:
17.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 56; this season: 82
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks OK, except, no clouds.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/24/18 6:03 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Mourning & Wilson's Warblers, Clearfield Co.
This morning there were two Wilson's Warblers and a Mourning Warbler singing along the Beaver Meadow Walkway in DuBois.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 5/24/18 5:58 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Presque Isle--Erie County
Hi,


Took a trip to Presque Isle in Erie today to catch the late migrants. The warbler diversity was surprisingly good.


Two Horned Grebes and two Red-breasted Mergansers were in the bay along with a Scaup sp.


Other notables include:


Blue-headed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - two on Pine Tree Trail and it was nice to hear one calling
Alder Flycatcher - two heard calling
Swainson's Thrush - several


Cape May Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler - one singing on Pine Tree Trail
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler


White-throated Sparrow



Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/24/18 3:52 pm
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lancaster, Lebanon Counties, Middle Creek WMA: Blue Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrows back.
A male Blue Grosbeak is back along the spur road from the tour rd., singing from the same trees. Also singing Grasshopper Sparrows.  An Oriole was singing an unusual song. I got only a glimpse of this bird when it flew.  I wonder whether some genes from southern and western species are infiltrating the eastern orioles.Stanley C. Stahl


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 5/24/18 10:25 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Put Notifications On Hold Please
Here is the site concerning the listserve.

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Bryant Personal" <karenbryant747...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:57:51 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Put Notifications On Hold Please

I'm new to all of this and didn't realize my inbox would be inundated with info that I'm not ready to do anything with. Please put a hold on my distribution until I'm prepared. Any tips on how to get started?

Karen Bryant
South Side

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> On Behalf Of Sue Hannon
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:03 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Dauphin Co, Harrisburg Falcon Watch and Rescue

Harrisburg's peregrine falcons are raising 4 eyases on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building this year. The chicks hatched between April 19-23, and measurements taken during the banding on May 14 showed that there are 2 females and 2 males. At this time, the chicks are beginning to show signs that they will be fledging soon. Their feathers are rapidly filling in and their wing-flapping antics are bringing them ever closer to the edge of the ledge. In a few days, one of them will take that first big jump into the air and before long the other 3 will follow.

With fledging imminent, it is time for the Falcon Watch and Rescue to begin. We are currently scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 27, and will continue until the four young falcons have fledged and are flying competently, probably around June 4. We are currently looking for volunteers for the off-hours portion of the watch.

Volunteers will be asked to help monitor activity on the ledge. When one of the juvenile falcons flies, we track its progress and mark where it lands.
If one of the fledglings comes to ground, it will be rescued. There will always be experienced volunteers on duty should a rescue be required.

I have been volunteering with the Falcon Watch and Rescue since 2005. In the past ten years, I've helped with 17 rescues. Two of these rescued birds are currently nesting at sites in Wilmington, DE and Lorain, OH. I can honestly tell you that my participation in the Falcon Watch and Rescue is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. In addition to the excitement of watching the juvies as they master the use of their wings, and their parents as they engage in dazzling flight displays, sharing the experience with other volunteers and passersby is always interesting.

If you are interested in joining us, please email me for more information.


.
--
Sue Hannon
Grantville
Dauphin County, PA
--
Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 5/24/18 10:08 am
From: Karen Bryant Personal <karenbryant747...>
Subject: Put Notifications On Hold Please
I'm new to all of this and didn't realize my inbox would be inundated with info that I'm not ready to do anything with. Please put a hold on my distribution until I'm prepared. Any tips on how to get started?

Karen Bryant
South Side

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> On Behalf Of Sue Hannon
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:03 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Dauphin Co, Harrisburg Falcon Watch and Rescue

Harrisburg's peregrine falcons are raising 4 eyases on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building this year. The chicks hatched between April 19-23, and measurements taken during the banding on May 14 showed that there are 2 females and 2 males. At this time, the chicks are beginning to show signs that they will be fledging soon. Their feathers are rapidly filling in and their wing-flapping antics are bringing them ever closer to the edge of the ledge. In a few days, one of them will take that first big jump into the air and before long the other 3 will follow.

With fledging imminent, it is time for the Falcon Watch and Rescue to begin. We are currently scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 27, and will continue until the four young falcons have fledged and are flying competently, probably around June 4. We are currently looking for volunteers for the off-hours portion of the watch.

Volunteers will be asked to help monitor activity on the ledge. When one of the juvenile falcons flies, we track its progress and mark where it lands.
If one of the fledglings comes to ground, it will be rescued. There will always be experienced volunteers on duty should a rescue be required.

I have been volunteering with the Falcon Watch and Rescue since 2005. In the past ten years, I've helped with 17 rescues. Two of these rescued birds are currently nesting at sites in Wilmington, DE and Lorain, OH. I can honestly tell you that my participation in the Falcon Watch and Rescue is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. In addition to the excitement of watching the juvies as they master the use of their wings, and their parents as they engage in dazzling flight displays, sharing the experience with other volunteers and passersby is always interesting.

If you are interested in joining us, please email me for more information.


.
--
Sue Hannon
Grantville
Dauphin County, PA
 

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Date: 5/24/18 7:01 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: FYI notice from BIRDEAST
I was requested by one of the Birdeast Listserv managers to spread the word on other local birding platforms that: The BirdChat family of lists, including Birdeast, Birdcntr, Birdwest, Birdband and BirdChat itself, will be down until further notice. Kansas State University's Listserv server facility experienced a small fire late on 5/22/18. The servers will be restored as soon as possible but there is currently no time estimate. Please feel free to re-post this to other state and regional bird forums.

Chuck Otte, Dave Rintoul, and Laurie Larson, co-listowners, BirdChat"

She also posted that yesterday to Jerseybirds, and asked Ted Floyd at ABA to have it posted to their website; they were hoping it would be a very brief outage. If you can share it with any state or regional forum please do.


Thanks,

Amy Taracido


Washington Co., PA
 

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Date: 5/24/18 7:00 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
Dick Nugent found a late drake White-winged Scoter yesterday at the gravel
pond on Tower Rd. that is behind the Grive City outlets

The bird continues there today...nice find Dick

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/24/18 5:07 am
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Winter 2017/2018 Photo Submissions for Pennsylvania Birds
**CALL FOR WINTER 2017/2018 (Dec. 1, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018) PA BIRDS PHOTO
SUBMISSIONS**

Do you have some great photos of any birds taken in Pennsylvania from Dec.
1, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018? Or a picture of a notable/significant sighting
from that period?

I am currently accepting photo submissions through end of day June 3, 2018,
to be considered for publication as space permits in the Pennsylvania
Society for Ornithology (PSO) Winter 2017/2018 issue of Pennsylvania Birds.

**DUE TO TIME LIMITATIONS SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW MUST BE FOLLOWED,
SUBMISSIONS MADE NOT FOLLOWING BELOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED**

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

- IMAGE SIZE: Images submitted must be high-res and are preferred to be
horizontal shots. Submitted horizontal images MUST be able to be cropped to
1050px x 700px with a resolution of 300 px/in for horizontal images. If
space allows high-quality vertical portrait shots may be used, but they
take up the space of 2 photos in the layout used by the journal. Vertical
photos submitted must be able to be cropped to 1050px x 1313px at 300 px/in.

- DATES/SUBMISSION E-MAIL: Submissions for consideration **must** be taken
during the above date range for the issue being worked on and emailed to
<pabirdsphotos...>, please make mention of the word WINTER in the
subject line to simplify processing.

- QUANTITY OF IMAGES SUBMITTED: Please do not submit me dozens of images
for consideration, please do some initial limiting/judging of selections on
your end that reflect the best of your work. However, if you have 15
different images of truly notable sightings in the state from this period,
I'll gladly accept them for consideration!

- CAPTION INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED: VERY important!!! For each image
attached to the e-mail, you must include a description in the body of the
e-mail for that image. Best format to follow: Species Name - Location,
County, DD Month. Sentence about significance if known/applicable.
(Photographer Name) Example: Antillean Nighthawk - Presque Isle SP, Erie,
12 June. This bird represented a first state record and was observed
through 1 July. (John Doe)

- IMAGE QUALITY: PLEASE submit your photos for consideration in full
resolution or as close to full resolution as possible as these will be
printed. Your photo also may be considered for a cover shot and a 250KB
image just won't work for that! I need to be able to crop your photo to fit
the space as it permits in the journal and a precropped / low-resolution
image is problematic for that. It's safe to say that if you're sending me
an image under a megabyte in size, it isn't going to be the resolution I
need to work with. I also need room to crop the image to the specs used for
the newsletter (exact specs posted above) and an extremely tight crop may
not allow me to do that.

- WATERMARKS/CREDITS: Photos selected for printing in the issue will be
credited to the photographer, please DO NOT submit watermarked/signatured
images as they will not be considered. The image must be clean of any
add-on text or watermarks.

Thanks for considering submitting your photos for consideration for our
statewide ornithology journal!

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Photo Editor, Pennsylvania Birds
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)
 

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Date: 5/23/18 5:28 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, May 23, 2018
Subject: Allegheny County - eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, May 23, 2018

Highlights were: An Orchard Oriole on the Summit Trail. They have bred
here in the past, but I haven't seen any in two years. Also a Least
Flycatcher there, first observance of one. A Blue-headed Vireo was in the
trees on the disc golf course perimeter. They have usually moved through
the park by this date. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney

Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
May 23, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
28 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2 1 observed entering tree cavity
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5 1 observed nest building
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Tufted Titmouse 1
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 19
Gray Catbird 9
European Starling 1
Hooded Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 male & female
Indigo Bunting 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45969005

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/23/18 3:02 pm
From: Sue Hannon <sbhannon...>
Subject: Dauphin Co, Harrisburg Falcon Watch and Rescue
Harrisburg's peregrine falcons are raising 4 eyases on the 15th floor ledge
of the Rachel Carson State Office Building this year. The chicks hatched
between April 19-23, and measurements taken during the banding on May 14
showed that there are 2 females and 2 males. At this time, the chicks are
beginning to show signs that they will be fledging soon. Their feathers are
rapidly filling in and their wing-flapping antics are bringing them ever
closer to the edge of the ledge. In a few days, one of them will take that
first big jump into the air and before long the other 3 will follow.

With fledging imminent, it is time for the Falcon Watch and Rescue to
begin. We are currently scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 27, and will
continue until the four young falcons have fledged and are flying
competently, probably around June 4. We are currently looking for
volunteers for the off-hours portion of the watch.

Volunteers will be asked to help monitor activity on the ledge. When one of
the juvenile falcons flies, we track its progress and mark where it lands.
If one of the fledglings comes to ground, it will be rescued. There will
always be experienced volunteers on duty should a rescue be required.

I have been volunteering with the Falcon Watch and Rescue since 2005. In
the past ten years, I've helped with 17 rescues. Two of these rescued birds
are currently nesting at sites in Wilmington, DE and Lorain, OH. I can
honestly tell you that my participation in the Falcon Watch and Rescue is
one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. In addition to the
excitement of watching the juvies as they master the use of their wings,
and their parents as they engage in dazzling flight displays, sharing the
experience with other volunteers and passersby is always interesting.

If you are interested in joining us, please email me for more information.


.
--
Sue Hannon
Grantville
Dauphin County, PA
 

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Date: 5/23/18 2:51 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Black tern, Lehigh County
Fritz Brock had an adult black tern at Leaser Lake this morning. It was flying up and down the lake at that time. 
 Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 5/23/18 1:28 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 15 May 2018
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE05.15.18

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
AMERICAN BITTERN
LEAST BITTERN (Erie County)
PIPING PLOVER (Erie County)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
WILLET (Erie County)
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER
CASPIAN TERN
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
BONAPARTE'S GULL
ALDER FLYCATCHER
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Allegheny County)
BANK SWALLOW
CLIFF SWALLOW
PURPLE MARTIN
VEERY
WILSON'S WARBLER
WORM-EATING WARBLER
CANADA WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Allegheny and Armstrong Counties)
LAWRENCE'S WARBLER (Erie County)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER /HYBRID (Erie County)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (Erie County)
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Erie County)
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
SAVANNAH SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Erie County)
LINCOLN'S SPARROW (Armstrong County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Carole Borek, Alan Buriak, Karyn Delaney, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Sam Gutherie, Craig Holt, Marjorie Howard, Geoff Malosh, Jerry McWilliams, Jerry Stanley, Shannon Thompson, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 through Tuesday, 15 May 2018

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: GREAT EGRET, TENNESSEE WARBLERS, BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 5/12 in the Imperial area, ~55 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS (GM).

At Boyce-Mayview Park on 5/12, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWK, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO (RT).

On 5/12 at Harrison Hills Park, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 7 PURPLE MARTINS, 2 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, 1 KENTUCKY WARBLER, 2 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 1 CANADA WARBLER (SGo).

At Frick Park on 5/13, 1 MOURNING WARBLER, 1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER; on 5/14, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, VEERY, 4 CANADA WARBLERS (ST).

On 5/14 over Moon Township, numerous WARBLER SP., BOBOLINKS, CUCKOO SP., and more; also on 5/14, 1 CANADA WARBLER (GM).

On 5/15 along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Lawrenceville, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER (CB).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

At Crooked Creek Lake on 5/12, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 1 COMMON RAVEN, 1 MOURNING WARBLER, 1 CERULEAN WARBLER, 1 CANADA WARBLER, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW (SGo); on 5/14, CERULEAN WARBLER (AB).

On 5/14 in the Worthington area, WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 4+ BOBOLINKS (AB).

Near the village of Yellow Dog on 5/15, 1 ALDER FLYCATCHER (SGu).


BEAVER COUNTY:

In Economy Borough on 5/12, sightings included WILSON'S WARBLER (KD).

On 5/13 at Independence Marsh, 3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS (MVas).


CLARION COUNTY:

In Sligo on 5/14, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and others (CW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 5/11 at Pymatuning, 55 CLIFF SWALLOWS, BONAPARTE'S GULL, 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 30 PURPLE MARTINS, BOBOLINKS (CH).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle State Park on 5/7, 1 WILLET; on 5/8, LEAST BITTERN; on 5/9, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 2 BANK SWALLOWS, 1 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER/HYBRID, 37 BOBOLINKS, 1 PURPLE FINCH; on 5/10, 1 LAWRENCE'S WARBLER, 1 PROTHONOTARY WARBLER; on 5/11, 1 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER; also this week, 2 PIPING PLOVERS continue, 3-4 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, 2-3 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS (JM).


GREENE COUNTY:

On 5/14 in Wayne Township, 2 SANDHILL CRANES (MH).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Along Shaner Road on 5/12, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS (MVas).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 5/13, 1 RED-THROATED LOON, PEREGRINE FALCON, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, CLIFF SWALLOW (JS).


WARREN COUNTY:

On 5/13 near the Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch outside of Tidioute, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN (reported to CW).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

Near Burgettstown on 5/11, PURPLE FINCH (CB).

On 5/11 near Taylorstown, 1 ALDER FLYCATCHER, 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 1 YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, 9+ CERULEAN WARBLERS, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 1 BOBOLINK (RT).

At Peters Lake on 5/14, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 5/23/18 12:20 pm
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Brown pelican, York Co.
For those following the pelican saga, my friend Nick Polini just found an
apparent adult Brown Pelican in the tailrace at Conowingo dam in Maryland.
Last and only Brown Pelican eBird record at this spot was 30 Nov 2014. Same
bird or unlikely coincidence?

Zach

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 6:43 AM, Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> wrote:

> Pelican is not currently present at original location as of 6am this
> morning, Wednesday May 23.
>
> Zach Millen
> New Holland
>
> On Tue, May 22, 2018, 8:39 PM Michael David <michaeltdavid...>
> wrote:
>
>> The Brown Pelican remained in view by the dam until a few minutes ago when
>> it flew around the bend down the lake. It looked more like it was heading
>> to roost along the near shore than leaving for good. Hopefully it will
>> remain for anyone looking tomorrow. Thanks to all who got the word out!
>>
>> Michael David
>> Allegheny Co.
>>
>> On May 22, 2018 2:29 PM, "Richard Cleary" <
>> <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Via Karen Lippy- Brown pelican, Shepherd-Myers reservoir, York Co. The
>> bird
>> just flew toward the dam along Impounding Dam rd.
>>
>> Dick Cleary
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>
 

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Date: 5/23/18 12:15 pm
From: sugal <0000010d3e139e85-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tangled Hummingbird
Hi List,
I was contacted by a man who's got a hummingbird visiting his feeder for about a week now, with something tangled around its foot--string or something that hangs down several inches.I've no idea on how or even if I could capture to help get the bird loose.Anybody willing to try mist netting in Carbon County, outside Weatherly?Thanks for any advice/help.
Susan Gallagher


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 6 edge, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 5/23/18 10:34 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: disregard Re: [PABIRDS] Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
Apologies, I mistook this for the Blue Grosbeak that had been reported at Frick. Please disregard.


Amy



________________________________
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 1:21 PM
To: Michael Fialkovich; <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO


Hi Michael, I am interested in more on this ID...in the photos I am looking at on his eBird list, the beak is extremely large and dark, and the back has no mottling and the bird is overall quite dark.


Amy Taracido


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 11:26 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO

Hi,


I was out of town all week so upon returning home I just had a chance to look at the photos on ebird of a Blue Grosbeak that was reported at Beechwood Farms here in Allegheny County yesterday, May 10.


The bird is a first year male Indigo Bunting. Buntings at this age show rusty brown on the wings and other parts of their body. There is a photo that shows the entire bird (most are in profile with the head turned away) and it's an Indigo Bunting.


Mike Fialkovich

Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/23/18 10:22 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
Hi Michael, I am interested in more on this ID...in the photos I am looking at on his eBird list, the beak is extremely large and dark, and the back has no mottling and the bird is overall quite dark.


Amy Taracido


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 11:26 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO

Hi,


I was out of town all week so upon returning home I just had a chance to look at the photos on ebird of a Blue Grosbeak that was reported at Beechwood Farms here in Allegheny County yesterday, May 10.


The bird is a first year male Indigo Bunting. Buntings at this age show rusty brown on the wings and other parts of their body. There is a photo that shows the entire bird (most are in profile with the head turned away) and it's an Indigo Bunting.


Mike Fialkovich

Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/23/18 6:56 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 May 2018) 1 Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 2 2
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 20:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi, Kelley Nunn, Sabrena Boekell, Sara Busch

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Sara Busch, Sabrena Boekell, Kathleen Pileggi, Kelley Nunn
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Cloudy w/periods of Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 3,100-1,800 ft.,
Visibility - 10-5 miles, Temps 64 - 68F, Winds SSE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-tailed Hawk, and
numerous Black (2) and Turkey Vultures (6).
<BR><BR>
----Mississippi Kite ages: Sub adult-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB:
<BR><BR>
-When you receive this it will be WHIMBREL DAY!---
<BR><BR>
The Early Bird Blogs daily word is encapsulate. Play along with
mehow would you define it? Lets see how close you are. I finally
settled upon it meaning well, the way I write!?!? No??? I say this word
does not exist! One-Look - my source for all my words - says it means to
express the essential features of something SUCCINCTLY. Yah, like I
saidlike me! This verb has Latin roots. [of course the Latins are
succinctits a dead language] How close were you to the exact phrasing of
the definition? We love wordsdo you? Choose the right one, use it in the
right way and it can say so much for you. While certainly if you dont, it
can cause so much harm. Feel free to suggest your favorite.
<BR><BR>
This long-winded Blogster [so called] rejects this word and resents its
suggestion - SANDY!!! What do you mean!?!? It joins the garbage pile of
other made up, fake, non-existent words like concise, brevity and succinct.
Please people, we here at The Blod like to deal with REAL words.like
elaborate.
<BR><BR>
May 21 Today began with heavy rain. More rain! This is horrible, but
still Im here. I will get something. Thankfully, I have a pavilion to
get under and oh so soon, some field brew to warm my raw & dreary spirits
An adult MISSISSIPPI KITE chose to warm it though at 2:10!!!! VERY
CLOSE!!! I had chosen to ride out a particularly strong spell of rain in
the Early Bird van, while still watching the skies. It had just let up
when this went down. This Kite stayed in sight for about 15 minutes
feeding low over woods to our NE, before drifting west, very low, looking
very well like hell be back. I have always thought this species to be a
fair weather bird, but my 2 birds thus far this season have both been in
bad weather. Do I have to readjust my thoughts? I mean, about the Kites,
smart guy. (LOL) Seriously though, need I group this species in with the
likes of inland Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Red-necked Grebes, Phalaropes,
and the like, as birds more often seen during stormy weather? No, I think
not, but they are DEFINITELY ok to see in bad weather, and often at low
heights! Blue Grosbeaks were here, as always during this season.
Redstarts and Blackpolls sang from the woods. Sabrena and Sara both
arrived to a Green Heron flying overhead. A Yellow-billed Cuckoo called to
our east. Kathleen arrived in time for a search for the Chat, singing
infrequently today. Kelley was here to. hear the Chat. 1 Common
Nighthawk darted over the Red Clay Creek valley.
<BR><BR>
And just how on earth does anyone hear Yani? I dont hear Yani [nor
want to] there or playing any instrument, really I prefer those hearing
the Laurels, anyway! I love those laurels. I cant even make myself
hear Yani! [If you dont know what Im talking about, I will seem more
nuts than usual. Google this current cultural, if not physical phenomenon]

<BR><BR>
I received a report of 6 WHIMBRELS down on the mud at Chambers Lake [DD] on
5/21 an extremely rare event! Also, a report of a MOURNING WARBLER at a
property neighboring Bucktoe for the same day [JS]. Its been great here
at Bucktoe this spring!
<BR><BR>
My thanks to Clyde, Dave, Diane, Kathleen, Sandy, Arild & Kay for your
comments about the BLOG this blogster appreciates it.
<BR><BR>
1 new species today for this years watch, bringing our total to 81:
Belted Kingfisher.
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: none today.
<BR><BR>
1-Green Heron, 1-Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 1-COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 3-Willow
Flycatcher, 2-American Redstarts, 3-Blackpoll Warblers, 1-Yellow-breasted
Chat, 2-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Red Fox.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.98; Steps: 14,096; Floors: 9.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 59; this season: 81
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Belted
Kingfisher.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight [Wednesday] looks like it could be great
The Kites winds a bit wrong, but skies are good
As for the shorebirds light winds and clear for evening flight
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.


========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/23/18 6:40 am
From: Grant Stevenson <pahawkowl...>
Subject: Fwd: [NJBIRDS] Birdchat family of lists is down
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: L Larson <llarson2...>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 08:16:54 -0400
Subject: [NJBIRDS] Birdchat family of lists is down
To: <NJBIRDS...>

The BirdChat family of lists, including Birdeast, Birdcntr, Birdwest,
Birdband and BirdChat itself, will be down until further notice.
Kansas State University's Listserv server facility experienced a small
fire late on 5/22/18. The servers will be restored as soon as possible
but there is currently no time estimate. Please feel free to re-post
this to other state and regional bird forums.

Chuck Otte, Dave Rintoul, and Laurie Larson, co-listowners, BirdChat

How to report NJ bird sightings: see
<www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
List help: <njbirds-request...>
List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=njbirds
 

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Date: 5/23/18 5:57 am
From: John J. Collins <jjcbird...>
Subject: FW: [JERSEYBI] Birdchat family of lists is down
The BirdChat family of lists, including Birdeast, Birdcntr, Birdwest,
Birdband and BirdChat itself, will be down until further notice. Kansas
State University's Listserv server facility experienced a small fire late on
5/22/18. The servers will be restored as soon as possible but there is
currently no time estimate. Please feel free to re-post this to other state
and regional bird forums.

Chuck Otte, Dave Rintoul, and Laurie Larson, co-listowners, BirdChat


How to report NJ bird sightings: see
<www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/>
or e-mail to <njbrcreport...>
List help: <jerseybi-request...>
List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi
 

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Date: 5/23/18 4:31 am
From: Andy Keister <akeister110...>
Subject: Whimbrel, Montour County
This morning at 6:15 I found a single Whimbrel at the Greenhouse Ponds near
Washingtonville. I think I flushed the bird as I drove into the ponds.
When I got out of my car it was calling and circling overhead fairly low.
Within a minute, it turned, headed south and flew out of site.

Andy Keister
 

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Date: 5/23/18 3:49 am
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Brown pelican, York Co.
Pelican is not currently present at original location as of 6am this
morning, Wednesday May 23.

Zach Millen
New Holland

On Tue, May 22, 2018, 8:39 PM Michael David <michaeltdavid...> wrote:

> The Brown Pelican remained in view by the dam until a few minutes ago when
> it flew around the bend down the lake. It looked more like it was heading
> to roost along the near shore than leaving for good. Hopefully it will
> remain for anyone looking tomorrow. Thanks to all who got the word out!
>
> Michael David
> Allegheny Co.
>
> On May 22, 2018 2:29 PM, "Richard Cleary" <
> <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Via Karen Lippy- Brown pelican, Shepherd-Myers reservoir, York Co. The bird
> just flew toward the dam along Impounding Dam rd.
>
> Dick Cleary
> Sent from my iPhone
>
 

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Date: 5/22/18 5:39 pm
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid...>
Subject: Re: Brown pelican, York Co.
The Brown Pelican remained in view by the dam until a few minutes ago when
it flew around the bend down the lake. It looked more like it was heading
to roost along the near shore than leaving for good. Hopefully it will
remain for anyone looking tomorrow. Thanks to all who got the word out!

Michael David
Allegheny Co.

On May 22, 2018 2:29 PM, "Richard Cleary" <
<0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> wrote:

Via Karen Lippy- Brown pelican, Shepherd-Myers reservoir, York Co. The bird
just flew toward the dam along Impounding Dam rd.

Dick Cleary
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/22/18 5:10 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Westmoreland County Predator/Prey Drama
Hi,


I was walking at lunchtime and two co-workers got my attention and said they just witnessed a murder. They said that big crow took two eggs from a Killdeer nest. There are several Killdeer nests at my workplace and one is in a pile of rocks next to the road where I walk. I walk on the opposite side of the road so the bird won't be disturbed and as long as I do that, it will stay put.


I explained to them the large crow which was just a few yards away on the ground eating was actually a Common Raven. One of them said she thought it was really big for a crow. The raven flew off and another came circling over, probably looking to snatch the last egg in the nest (there was one remaining according to my co-workers). One of them recognized the Killdeer's broken wing act and said her dad taught her about that when she was a child so she knows what the bird was doing.


As I continued my walk, both ravens were perched on light poles some distance away. As I returned after making my loop, one bird was still on the light pole and another was flying over carrying something in its bill with a Common Grackle in hot pursuit, diving at the raven and chasing after it across the parking lot to the building. The Killdeer were in the area but had not returned to the nest at that point.


That was a first for me. I often see Killdeer with their chicks during the summer at work so it appears nests are often successful.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/22/18 1:38 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Semipalmated Plovers-Washington county
There are a pair of Semipalmated Plovers on the mudflats at the causeway at Canonsburg Lake and at Peters Lake there was a pair of Double-crested Cormorants.

Enjoy your birding

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 5/22/18 11:29 am
From: Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Brown pelican, York Co.
Via Karen Lippy- Brown pelican, Shepherd-Myers reservoir, York Co. The bird just flew toward the dam along Impounding Dam rd.

Dick Cleary
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/22/18 11:24 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango
1 DUNLIN, 8 SEMI PLOVER, 1 SEMI SANDPIPER, 22 PEEPS no ID, 1 PIED-BILLED GREBE, 1 COMMON LOON @ Kahle Lake.

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 5/22/18 11:01 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Short-billed Dowitcher - Allegheny Co.
There is a Short-billed Dowitcher at the Imperial Grasslands main pond

The bird appears to be a Atlantic bird with a white belly

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/22/18 8:42 am
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co
Sweet Arrow Lake 5/22/18



Eagle

Blackpoll Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Oriole

E. Kingbird

Kingfisher

Woodthrush

Veery

Scarlet Tanager

E. Wood Peewee

Cedar waxwing

Indigo Bunting

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Red-eyed Vireo

Overbird

Am. Redstart





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>




 

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Date: 5/22/18 6:58 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 8 May 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE05.08.18twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
RED-NECKED GREBE
EARED GREBE (Clarion County)
AMERICAN BITTERN
LEAST BITTERN
BLACK VULTURE
PIPING PLOVER (Erie County)
DUNLIN
WILLET (Allegheny and Erie Counties)
COMMON TERN
CASPIAN TERN
FORSTER'S TERN
SNOWY OWL (Erie County)
PURPLE MARTIN
CLIFF SWALLOW
BANK SWALLOW
MARSH WREN
VEERY
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Allegheny and Butler Counties)
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (Crawford County)
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Butler County)
WORM-EATING WARBLER
BREWSTER'S WARBLER (Allegheny and Erie Counties)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (Allegheny County)
WILSON'S WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
SAVANNAH SPARROW
VESPER SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Erie County)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
SUMMER TANAGER (Erie County)
DICKCISSEL (Clarion and Erie Counties)
VARIED BUNTING (Allegheny County)
BOBOLINK
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
BLUE GROSBEAK (Allegheny County)

Contributors: Sameer Apte, Donna Collett, Shawn Collins, Lauren Conkle, Lewis Crowell, Marcy Cunkelman, Karyn Delaney, John Flannigan, Gigi Gerben, Mike Hamberg, Jim Hausman, Craig Holt, Dave Inman, Matt Juskowich, Michelle Kienholz, Glenn Koppel, Chris Kubiak, Geoff Malosh, Michele Mannella, Jerry McWilliams, Kate St. John, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Shannon Thompson, Ryan Tomazin, Bob VanNewkirk, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Matt Webb, Daniel Weeks.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 through Tuesday, 8 May 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREAT EGRET, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, NORTHERN SHOVELER, FOY COMMON NIGHTHAWK, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, PALM WARBLER, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In Collier on 4/27, WINTER WREN (JF).

On 4/28 in the Sewickley area, sightings included EMPIDONAX SP. FLYCATCHER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (RT), PURPLE FINCH, BANK SWALLOW (SA); on 5/2, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, CERULEAN WARBLER (GM), TENNESSEE WARBLER (BV); on 5/4, VEERY, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, 2 KENTUCKY WARBLERS, 4 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and others (GM).

At Baker Park on 4/29, 2 VESPER SPARROWS (ST).

On 5/2 in Moon Township, flyover VEERY, possible GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (GM).

In Frick Park on 5/3, 1 BLUE GROSBEAK (MW); on 5/4, CERULEAN WARBLER, 2 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS (SA), TENNESSEE WARBLER, PRAIRIE WARBLER, FORSTER'S TERN (JH); on 5/5, 1 BLUE GROSBEAK (MM); on 5/8, 1 CANADA WARBLER, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (MH), TENNESSEE WARBLER (DW).

On 5/2 at Schenley Park, VEERY (SA); on 5/5, 1 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, 22 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, PEREGRINE FALCON (KSJ).

At Allegheny Land Trust's Wingfield Pines on 5/3, 1 WILLET; on 5/4, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER (MJ).

On 5/4 at CMU's Doherty Apartments, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (SA).

At Boyce-Mayview Park on 5/4, CERULEAN WARBLER, PINE WARBLER (GG); on 5/7, sightings included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, TENNESSEE WARBLERS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (RT).

On 5/5 at Beechwood Farms, 1 BREWSTER'S WARBLER (MK).

In Elizabeth on 5/6 and 5/7, 1 VARIED BUNTING (JH).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 4/23 and 4/25 in Leechburg, 1 PINE SISKIN (MVan).


BEAVER COUNTY:

At Knob Hill Park on 4/25, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER (KD).

On 4/29 at the mouth of Beaver River, SURF SCOTER (MVas).

On 5/3 at Raccoon Creek State Park, CERULEAN WARBLER and others (DC).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 4/29 at Moraine State Park, PURPLE MARTIN, 3 PINE SISKINS (KD et. al.); on 5/2, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, and others; on 5/6, 2 VEERIES, 1 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, 7 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 1 PINE WARBLER, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 1 PURPLE FINCH (GK).

Along North Country Trail on 4/29, RED-THROATED LOON (KD et. al.).

On 5/4 at Todd Nature Reserve, KENTUCKY WARBLER, WORM-EATING WARBLER, VEERY (CK).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 5/4 at Kahle Lake, 1 EARED GREBE, 9 COMMON TERNS (JSt).

At the Piney Tract on 5/5, NORTHERN HARRIER, COMMON RAVEN, 1 PRAIRIE WARBLER, 1 DICKCISSEL, 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 5 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS (LCr).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At Pymatuning Lake on 4/26, sightings included 18 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 35 CASPIAN TERNS, PURPLE MARTINS, CLIFF SWALLOWS, SAVANNAH SPARROW (CH).

On 4/27 at Miller's Pond, 5 DUNLIN, 19 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (MVas).

At Geneva Swamp on 4/28, SORA (DI); on 5/2 at Geneva & Conneaut Marshes, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, SORA, VIRGINIA RAIL, MARSH WREN, COMMON GALLINULE, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, CLIFF SWALLOW, SANDHILL CRANE (SC).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle State Park on 4/24, 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW; on 4/26, 1 CASPIAN TERN, 2 PINE SISKINS; from 4/27 to 4/29, 1 SNOWY OWL; from 4/30 to 5/5, 12 SURF SCOTERS, 1 SNOWY OWL; on 5/1, BANK SWALLOW, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, SNOWY OWL; on 5/2, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 BANK SWALLOW, 40 WILLETS, 1 SNOWY OWL; on 5/4, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3 BOBOLINKS, 1 BREWSTER'S WARBLER; on 5/5, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 1 CLIFF SWALLOW, 1 LEAST BITTERN, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 2 SUMMER TANAGERS (JM), 2 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, 1 DICKCISSEL (reported to SC). Also this week, up to 7 AMERICAN BITTERNS, 1 SANDHILL CRANE, 2 PIPING PLOVERS (JM).


INDIANA COUNTY:

In Clarksburg on 4/27, BLACK VULTURE (MC).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

In Plain Grove on 5/5, REDHEAD and others (MVas).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 4/29, 6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 1 RED-THROATED LOON (JS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

In Midway on 4/27, 1 BOBOLINK (JF).

On 5/1 in Washington, PINE SISKIN; on 5/6, TENNESSEE WARBLER (GG).

In the Taylorstown and the State Gamelands #232 area on 5/3, sightings included CERULEAN WARBLERS, SAVANNAH SPARROW, RING-NECKED PHEASANT (RT).

On 5/8 near Cross Creek Park, BOBOLINK (LCo).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 5/21/18 9:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 May 2018) Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 1 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 20:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (3): Jean-Marie Gauthier, Cathy Huneke.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!



Weather:
Partly Cloudy (25-50% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 72 - 77F, Winds NE @ 4 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Bald Eagle, 1-Osprey,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (17) and
Turkey Vultures (33).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2
<BR><BR>

Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: ---ITS WHIMBREL WEEK!---
<BR><BR>
The Early Bird Blogs daily word is tribulation. Play along with
mehow would you define it? Lets see how close you are. I finally
settled upon it meaning great difficulty. But how close was I? One-Look
- my source for all my words - says it means a cause of great trouble or
suffering. This noun has Latin roots. How close were you to the exact
phrasing of the definition? We love wordsdo you? Choose the right one,
use it in the right way and it can say so much for you. While certainly if
you dont, it can cause so much harm. Feel free to suggest your favorite.
<BR><BR>
May 21 Today began with the chatter of Purple Martins at their gourdes -
sure is enjoyable watching them. They have completely taken over the
arrangement at the watch. A Swainsons Thrush [my FOY] at our wooded
parking lot, singing the reverse Veery song was very strangely my first.
A Blackpoll Warbler was also there. Blue Grosbeaks and Yellow-breasted
Chat were at their usual posts. Jean-Marie arrived, seemingly bringing
with him an Osprey, 2 Bald Eagles, and 10 Common Nighthawks before our 6pm
switchover to watching for migrant shorebird flocks. I posted the
Nighthawks and told everyone on the list that I felt Whimbrels coming on!
I guess I missed my calling should have been a prognosticator.
<BR><BR>
It was 6:40pm. I heard Jean-Marie excitedly say, Ive got a sting of
birds heading this way!
<BR><BR>
I looked, found them, and ran to my spotting scope. Shorebirds, large
brown shorebirds! My excitement rose to meet Jean-Maries. WHIMBREL!
See their long decurved bills? He could, as they ended up pretty close,
and we estimated the fast moving flock at about 250 birds. It was on!
What followed was a quickly-paced onslaught of flocks of shorebirds some
close, some not. It ended when Jean-Marie left at 7:30. Coincidence? I
think not. When it was over, we had amassed an amazing 630 WHIMBREL, 250
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and 400 unidentified smaller shorebirds, too distant
to positively identify. Joe texted to say he had 80 WHIMBREL over his
property, adjoining Bucktoe [JS].
<BR><BR>
The nearly half, waxing moon peering through the high background clouds,
offered little distraction to the excitement we were feeling. It was a sky
simply perfect for, and only missing winged adventurers and they were
here!
<BR><BR>
WOW! What a rush!! Now, I remember why I do this! The thrill of his is
something you can get few other places. Jean-Marie had to leave at 7:30,
leaving me to my own devices. NEVER a good idea! [Lol] However, today I
was good, seeing nothing really unusual on my own. Cathy arrived in time
to miss all the shorebirds, but to see a Great Egret fly over.
<BR><BR>
I promised Jean-Marie [hell say I threatened to] blog this interaction
with him today, held before the rush of birds. I was standing nearby
trying to point a bird out to him, when he suddenly took to assailing his
senses. I dont see so good. He said. I dont hear so good, either.
<BR><BR>
I chuckled, coming back at my friend, Why stop there? Truth be told, you
dont smell so good either! I got you, my friend!
<BR><BR>
Now, sadly, permit me this? It was six years ago, tomorrow, my long
tribulation began the accident, emergency air transport by helicopter,
lengthy coma, months in a hospital bed, years in therapy. leading me to
what? Who knows? My life will never be the same and is just completely
laced with uncertainty for the future. I sure wish I could go back and
undo all that and what Ive been through, but I guess we dont get to do
that, do we? Very, very sad.really. When I think of it, as I certainly
do on the anniversary, I feel depressed beyond belief
<BR><BR>
An Alder Flycatcher was at Ashland Nature Center in northern Delaware on
May 21 [JS].
<BR><BR>
3 new species today for this years watch, bringing our total to 80:
Swainsons Thrush, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WHIMBREL.
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: 250-BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (250
@ 7:20pm), 630-WHIMBREL (200 @ 6:40pm, 100 @ 7:15, 250 @ 7:18, 80 @ 7:20),
400-Unidentified (400 @ 7:16pm).
<BR><BR>
1-Great Egret, 10-COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 3-Willow Flycatcher, 1-Swainson's
Thrush, 1 Blackpoll Warbler, 2-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (5): Cabbage White, Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Red Admiral, American Lady. Dragonflies (1):
Green Darner. Reptiles & Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): White-tailed
Deer.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.28; Steps: 10,047; Floors:
13.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 63; this season: 80
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (3): Swainson's
Thrush, WHIMBREL, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a different day with cloudy skies and a couple
of showers, but a washout by no means. Shorebirds could happen again.
The Kites Not the best of days for Kites.
As for the shorebirds I feel lucky again.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.


========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/21/18 6:47 pm
From: chrisgphillips <chrisgphillips...>
Subject: BioBlitz in Bird Park and Robb Hollow Parks, Mt Lebanon, Allegheny County - June 1-2nd
The Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy is sponsoring a BioBlitz in two of our
parks starting at 6 pm on Friday, June 1 until 6 pm on Saturday, June 2nd.
If you are interested in helping with any taxa please let me know. If you
have a specialty in insects, moths, or butterfly IDs that you would like to
share we would be happy to have your expertise.



www.lebonature.org





Chris Phillips

412-445-8768


 

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Date: 5/21/18 6:35 pm
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Nesting Herring Gull at Allegheny River Lock 7, Kittanning, Armstrong County
Hello all,


Yesterday at Lock and Dam #7 at Kittanning, Armstrong County, Theo Rickert discovered and reported a Herring Gull in an incubating position on a nest built on a concrete navigational structure out in the middle of the Allegheny River just north of the dam. Today I got a call from Sam Gutherie who was there and took pictures of the nest with the bird still on it.

Here is Sam's checklist with pictures: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45912439.

There have been 3 or 4 adult Herring Gulls hanging around the Lock 7 area year round for awhile now, which by itself is unremarkable, however correct me if I'm wrong, but this nesting occurrence seems a bit incredible! I consulted The Birds of Pennsylvania (McWilliams and Brauning), which I believe contains data up through 1998. As of 1998, there were only three known sites at which nesting was ever attempted in PA: continuous nesting (with some actual success) at the Highland Park Bridge area in Pittsburgh since 1994, periodic nesting attempts (but no confirmed successes) at Presque Isle SP in Erie since 1995, and a single attempt on Turning Point Island west of Erie in 1990, which was not followed up on. Can anyone fill in as to whether there are additional known nesting attempts in PA since 1998? I assume there is some scattered nesting being attempted since Herring Gull populations and range I believe are expanding, but I am trying to gather how big a deal this nesting attempt is at Lock 7 in Kittanning. Thanks in advance for anyone that can fill in info on this.


Good birding,

Alan Buriak

Gibsonia, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/21/18 5:31 pm
From: Katrina Knight <kknight...>
Subject: Re: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
At 06:14 PM 5/21/2018 reeser wrote:
>I've received several emails from what appear to be list
>subscribers email addresses but there is no subject header and
>when opened the email only contains a link.
>
>Should these be deleted? Are they spam?

Yes, they'e spam, or possibly something worse. The links may
lead to malicious content - I'm not going to click on one to
find out.

Someone is harvesting user names and addresses from various
mailing lists then sending messages to the lists using them. All
of the ones I've checked out originate from a server in Japan.
If your mail client is capable of it, you can set up a filter
that looks for "smtp.ocn.ne.jp" either in the Received: headers
or in any header. Unless you get mail from people in Japan,
you're not likely to be getting any legitimate mail from there.

--
Katrina Knight
<kknight...>
Reading, PA, USA
 

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Date: 5/21/18 3:48 pm
From: Don Weiss <0000009ab575ba1e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
There was one with my name on it today but, it was not my email address. erase it!
http://www.donweissphotography.com

On Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:14:14 PM EDT, reeser <reeser...> wrote:

I've received several emails from what appear to be list subscribers
email addresses but there is no subject header and when opened the email
only contains a link.

Should these be deleted? Are they spam?

If you need any further info on this I can provide some of the names but
I do not want to test/repeat the link.

Thanks.

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County

 

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Date: 5/21/18 3:29 pm
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Re: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
They are spam and you should just delete them, never open a link you don’t know. Generally when this happens, it is because the sender’s account has been hacked and spammers are using that account to send e-mails.

Glenn Koppel
Butler, PA.



> On May 21, 2018, at 6:14 PM, reeser <reeser...> wrote:
>
> I've received several emails from what appear to be list subscribers email addresses but there is no subject header and when opened the email only contains a link.
>
> Should these be deleted? Are they spam?
>
> If you need any further info on this I can provide some of the names but I do not want to test/repeat the link.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ellen
> <reeser...>
> Cumberland County
 

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Date: 5/21/18 3:14 pm
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: OT -- Question about several recent emails with no subject -- are these spam?
I've received several emails from what appear to be list subscribers
email addresses but there is no subject header and when opened the email
only contains a link.

Should these be deleted? Are they spam?

If you need any further info on this I can provide some of the names but
I do not want to test/repeat the link.

Thanks.

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 5/21/18 11:36 am
From: Don Weiss <0000009ab575ba1e-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://contain.caligenix.com
Don Weiss
 

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Date: 5/21/18 8:37 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 May 2018) Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 1 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (16): Hank Davis, Dennis Davis, Lana Glass, Colleen DelMonte,
Jean-Marie Gauthier, Carl Mease, Maria Zouras, Elias Zouras, Laureen
Eick-Benson, Jerry Jeffers, Tim Sterrett, Janny Sterrett, Kathleen Pileggi,
Ken Reynolds, Sue McLaughlin.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Partly Cloudy (75% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 74 - 80F, Winds SW @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Bald Eagle, 2-Osprey,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (15) and Turkey Vultures (30).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-2; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-0


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: - A First -
<BR><BR>
The Early Bird Blogs daily words are ravished and ravaged. I would
have done well featuring these words here before using them in yesterdays
blogincorrectly. I must admit to looking at them, even now, and for a
moment, thinking them the same general meaning, but then realizing
something was wrong. Play along with mehow would you define them? Lets
see how close you are. One-Look - my source for all my words - says
ravaged is an adjective meaning severely damaged; devastated; while
ravished is a verb meaning to seize and carry off by someone with force.
Thanks, PATRICK!!!! How close were you to the exact phrasing of the
definitions? We love wordsdo you? Choose the right one, use it in the
right way [YEAH, LARRY!] and it can say so much for you. While certainly
if you dont, it can cause so much harm. Feel free to suggest your
favorite.
<BR><BR>
May 20 Today began with my regular Sunday Bucktoe Creek Preserve bird
walk. 10 of us saw the sun finally break out, relieving the birds from
their binds first, the insects and then the warblers got active; we
enjoyed the results. Among the many species seen and heard were Blackpoll
Warblers, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Prairie
Warbler, Wilsons Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Northern Parula,
American Redstarts, Northern Waterthrushes, Canada Warblers, while 2 Common
Loons and Cormorants migrated overhead.
<BR><BR>
Then a bird I had always hoped for at Bucktoe, in fact had expected here,
but never encountered, sang from a tall Sycamore along the Red Clay Creek.
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER! I cried out. Eventually everybody got a great
look and I have included a picture of the beauty from Carl (if I get it on
time, but what are the chances of THAT?!?) This bird could readily breed
here. I will have to keep an eye on it. WOW!! There was lots more among
the 74 species we identified, including 15 warbler species! Jean-Marie was
there to add a flare of sophistication [he asked me to say that]. Lana was
there to not see, then stumble over a huge log and land gracefully on
top, while trying to see the Wilsons Warbler, because..well, who else? I
will forever deny that she has a drinking problem [she asked me to say
THAT!]! Then there was this: Maria and Elias, a married couple, arrived
LATE, even AFTER Carl [hard to do]. An endless saga ensued with Maria
finally saying Traffic [weather or something I dont know, I wasnt
really paying any attention to her] really aggravated me.
<BR><BR>
Elias and I retorted in unison, And thats my/his job! I know what you
both mean. I have a couple of people on walks that aggravate me. Yeah,
they show up late and have stories to tell[gotcha guys!]
<BR><BR>
Later at the Kite & Shorebird Watch good birds continued. Among our 62
species for that were: Green Heron, Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Common
Nighthawks, Redstart, Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat,
Blackpoll Warblers, and Blue Grosbeaks.
<BR><BR>
Jerry arrived in time to see an Osprey, then another. Kathleen showed up
in time to miss the first, but in time to hear the Kentucky Warbler which
sang from the woods to the north and to see the Pileated Woodpecker, which
flew a few feet over our heads. Sue & Ken came and PROMISED to come again
tomorrow, and with wine, cheese and crackers! I dont think it too early
to remind you that gifts of food and drink are always welcome and to be
encouraged here at the watch! A few Common Nighthawks, always a favorite,
were seen flying over the landscape landmark Ive always called the Cliffs
of Gibraltar, because the shape of that distant tree line looks what I
imagine that famous landmark does. Howard, whos been there, has told me
it does.
<BR><BR>
For the day, we had 18 species of warblers here at Bucktoe on this late
date!
<BR><BR>
I wanted to thank Kay for her nice comments about the blog and her report
of a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER on her property in Glen Mills [Del. County] last
week [KT]. And thank, Patrick, too, for his comments and noticing that I
had made an error with using hurricane-ravished in yesterdays blog,
when wordsmith that I am, I had meant, hurricane-ravaged. And our
language isnt even Patricks main language. He doesnt speak it. hes
British! [Got you, my friend!] Note todays word[s] of the day!
<BR><BR>
Now, Ive got a quick word about successful Kite & Shorebird watching
here at Bucktoe. Kites are very rare, but most often seen riding afternoon
thermals on warm. Partly cloudy days, with southerly winds.before 6pm is
best. After 6pm, my whistle blows, and we switch over to watching for
shorebirds migrating in, often huge flocks overhead, appearing like smoke.
These birds lift off late in the day in mass off their staging grounds on
the Delaware Bay and migrate overnight, bringing them over waiting
appreciative eyes here at Bucktoe usually just before dusk. Again, these
birds are rare, but this is one of the few Pennsylvania locations where
rarities like Whimbrel, Red Knot, Ruddy Turnstones, and Black-bellied
Plovers might be seen. In fact, they are seenevery year. Come join us.
It surely is fun watching with anticipation for these migrating miracle
powerhouses.
<BR><BR>
With that said, tomorrow, Whimbrel Week begins for these magnificent
shorebirds running May 21 thru May 27, with our Whimbrel Day being on
May 23, for our best chances of seeing this rarely-encountered, large
shorebird species in Pennsylvania. Peak numbers arrive in Ontario each year
on May 24, which means our day to see them pass over is May 23rd in the
evening for this nighttime migrant. This is so much fun! We need
photographers here for them too!! Do you hear me Hank, Holly, Carl,
Jean-Marie, John?
<BR><BR>
9 new species today for this years watch, bringing our total to 77:
Kentucky Warbler, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Veery, American Redstart, Black-throated Green Warbler,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: none.
<BR><BR>
2-Green Heron, 3-COMMON NIGHTHAWK, 3-Willow Flycatcher, 1-Kentucky Warbler,
2-American Redstart, 1-Blackpoll Warbler, 1-Black-throated Green Warbler,
1-Yellow-breasted Chat, 2-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (6): Monarch - 2, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Black Swallowtail, American Lady, Spring Azure.
Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles & Amphibians (2): Spring Peeper,
Green Frog. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.2; Steps: 12,196; Floors: 9.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 62; this season: 77
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (9): Kentucky
Warbler, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Veery, American Redstart, Black-throated Green Warbler, Ruby-throated
Hummingbird.
<BR><BR>

Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks OK.
The Kites Winds wrong, but that's all.
As for the shorebirds could be ok
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/21/18 7:36 am
From: David Wilbur <djwilbur...>
Subject: Canadian visitors Bucks County
Delighted yesterday to play host to several visitors heading to Canada from
their tropical winter homes. Blackpoll and Bay-breasted Warblers and a
friendly Gray-cheeked Thrush dropped into my backyard while I was planting
my peppers for the summer.

Oddly enough, also had a full-fledged immature Robin hopping around.

David Wilbur
Doylestown
Bucks County
 

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Date: 5/21/18 7:19 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Quebec Run, Tebolt Trail, Fayette
Yesterday I hiked the Tebolt Trail at Quebec Run Wild Area and heard many singing birds but they were hard to see in the leaves. I patiently waited to find a singing Canada warbler since I hadn't seen one yet this year. Eventually I saw him belting out his song very high in the trees. So much for lurking in the underbrush!
Here's my complete list:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45891610

Kate St.John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:04 pm
From: Kevin Dougherty <quid789...>
Subject: Red-necked phalarope, Lehigh County
There was a red-necked phalarope at the Centronia Road flooded fields this
afternoon; the bird was still there feeding at 5:00 when I left. Photos are
available on this checklist https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45876079.
 

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Date: 5/20/18 4:44 pm
From: Ed Barrell <ed.barrell...>
Subject: Common Nighthawk, Berks County
I had five Nighthawks this evening flying Northeast over the house.
Ed BarrellBerks Co


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/20/18 12:56 pm
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Upcoming PSO meeting Sept 14-16
Watch out for the upcoming registration for the annual Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) meeting September 14, 15 and 16! This year we travel to Crawford County and target sites for field trips will be the Conneaut Marsh area, Linesville Fish Hatchery and Miller Ponds/Game Commission Management Area among other sites. The Saturday evening banquet speaker is Dr. Ronald Mumme, professor of biology at Allegheny College for 25 years. He began his study on the hooded warbler in 2010 and one aspect of his studies has been the startling of insects as an important foraging technique. The bird flashes its brightly colored tail feathers to startle the insects and catches them when they attempt to fly away. Saturday afternoon events will include other talks and several vendors.

--
Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 5/20/18 9:34 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango
2 fly by WHIMBREL, 1 GREAT EGRET, 1 COMMON LOON @ Kahle Lake.

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 5/20/18 8:55 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Whimbrel - Lawrence Co.
Glenn Koppel & Mary Alice Koeneke found a WHIMBREL at the Shaner Rd. gravel
ponds

The bird is at the large gravel pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/20/18 6:25 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Great Crested Flycatcher -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- May 20, 2018
Love the distinctive call of the Great Crested Flycatcher, which sounded a lot closer than it actually was - I eventually found it.

Also had a female American Redstart flitting about. This is my latest spring record here (previous late date was May 14).

The Spotted Sandpipers are back, and the Wood Thrushes are singing. And the Gray-cheeked Thrush I saw yesterday was still here this morning - it will soon depart for the Far North...

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County.

Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
May 20, 2018
07:16
Traveling
0.87 miles
103 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

9 Canada Goose
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
3 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
1 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
2 House Wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
1 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
3 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Grackle

Number of Taxa: 29
 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:56 am
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
Subject: Re: Addendum to Good birding spots in central and SE PA
Jerry,

Sorry, I didn't pick up that you wanted to find a place to bird on you way
back to Pittsburgh. Regardless, the spring migration at Magee Marsh is
still the best that I have every experienced. And, the Cape May was the
most abundant warbler when we were there!

Good birding,
Karin Isett
 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:41 am
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
Subject: Re: Good sites for warblers in SE PA or central PA
Hi Jerry,

We just returned from Magee Marsh (Black Swamp Bird Observatory) near Port
Clinton, Ohio on Wednesday. We left from my son and his fiance's home in
Bloomfield, Pittsburgh and arrived 3 hours and 15 minutes later at one of
the most amazing migration hotspots in the United States. We tallied over
19 species of warbler on the boardwalk the first day there. Total warbler
count was 22 - including MANY Cape May and 2 Mourning. This may be closer
and more productive than traveling to cental or SE PA.

Good luck!

Karin Isett
 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:16 am
From: Russ States <pelagics202...>
Subject: venango co.
There was a red-necked phalarope at Two Mile Run County Park on Saturday
afternoon
A female in stunning breeding plumage.

Russ States
Oil City, PA
 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:15 am
From: GARY Robson <garyrobson...>
Subject: Red Headed Woodpecker
This morning a little after 7 am I had two Red Headed Woodpeckers on a tree in my yard. This is a first for me. I have seen Red Heads a half mile away from our house but never in our yard. I always thought I should get one at our suet feeders, but never saw one. So this was a really nice surprise.


Gary Robson

South Lebanon

Lebanon County
 

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Date: 5/20/18 4:22 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: asking for a SE or Central PA warbler site?
Hi Everybody,


Linda and I are returning to Pittsburgh from a week of total monsoons in Cape May. We'd like to find a good warbler place (Blackburnian and Cape May {ironically}} in East/Central PA for Monday morning?


Anyone have any suggestions for a warbler-friendly spot?


thanks and good birding,


Jerry Kruth
Pgh
 

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Date: 5/20/18 3:36 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (5/13 - 5/19)
All,
The weather continued to ground a good number of migrants. The highest warbler day was 5/13 with 20 warbler species. The species reported totaled 106 this week.
Highlights included:
1 Red-throated Loon 5/18
Common Loon-high report 7 5/13
Ospreys and Bald Eagles continue

1 N. Harrier 5/13
Spotted Sandpiper


1 Least Sandpiper 5/13 (photo)
2 Bonaparte's Gull 5/14
19 Common Terns-one pass flyby
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 5/13

1 Least Flycatcher 5/14
4 vireo species including Blue-headed to at least 5/13 & 1 Yellow-throated Vireo 5/19-not normally a summer resident in park.
Veery high report 3 5/13-not normally summer resident in park
Swainson's Thrush-high report 4 5/13 & 5/15
All 6 swallow species
21 warbler species including N. Waterthrush, Tennessee, Nashville, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Canada, & Wilson's
White-throated Sparrow to at least 5/13

Scarlet Tanager



Thanks to all who reported their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 5/19/18 8:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 May 2018) Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 1 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (1): Just me again, with 3 days of rain! When will it all end?
They say tomorrow....
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!



Weather:
Overcast w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 700-300 ft., Visibility - 6
miles, Temps 56 - 64F, Winds SE @ 5 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: Turkey Vultures (3).
<BR><BR>

Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: The Early Bird Blogs daily word is a timely one -
kite. Play along with mehow would you define it? Lets see how close
you are. Of course we know the noun as the species of birds, as well as
the flying toy. The verb is a way of motion to race, leap, sprint, dash,
rush, speed, to streak; the manner of flight often employed by Kites (the
birds) and what they are named for. Interestingly, the toy was named after
the bird, not the other way around. How close were you to the exact
phrasing of the definition? Ill bet you knew this one! We love wordsdo
you? Choose the right one, use it in the right way and it can say so much
for you. While certainly if you dont, it can cause so much harm. Feel
free to suggest your favorite.
<BR><BR>
May 19 A Green Heron greeting me on arrival this stormy day; the third
such day in a row.but this, the most miserable of all. Blue Grosbeaks
were at the pavilion, brightening it up a tad. However, I could barely see
the tops of the trees. It was not good for anything flying over. Nick,
Toms [the property owner] brother emailed me from Puerto Rico to say he
was glad I was back on site at Bucktoe. It was nice to chat with him.
Hes a biology professor down there. I hope conditions are improving in
that hurricane-ravished country. Meanwhile, I got my first shorebird
species for this years watch the lowly Killdeer, heard calling in the
fog-enveloped skies above the watch. A Yellow-breasted Chat went thru its
amusing song in the thicket down the hill to our east.
<BR><BR>
With all the rain today, it was also no day for vultures to be soaring
around looking for food. That did not prevent one intrepid vulture from
dropping down to our Eagle/Vulture carrion feeder to feast on the old
remnant bones from last year? Perhaps it was using a rib as a beak-pick?
Im sure with 3 days of rain; there are some hungry vultures hereabouts.
<BR><BR>
With all this rain, one of my readers reported the Octorara Creek had
flooded 7-9 feet and covered the Commons flood plain. As the water started
to receded, it revealed hordes of fish which had become trapped in pools -
consisting mostly of carp and some trout roiling in the diminishing water.
The birds moved in to take advantage- eagles, hawks, vultures, crows,
herons and even an egret. They are still at it today as she wrote me this
afternoon [SB].
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: 1-Killdeer.
<BR><BR>
1-Green Heron, 1-Willow Flycatcher, 2-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Green Frog. Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, White-tailed
Deer.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.59; Steps: 13,113; Floors:
27.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 50; this season: 68
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (5): Carolina
Chickadee, Mallard, Fish Crow, Pileated Woodpecker, Killdeer.


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks not perfect, but very much better with partly sunny
skies!!
The Kites Winds are wrong, but there will be thermals.
As for the shorebirds Might get our first flocks...
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/19/18 6:55 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 19, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 213 1358 15267
Osprey 7 16 95
Bald Eagle 36 74 158
Northern Harrier 2 10 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 69 654
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 491 608 2878
Red-tailed Hawk 13 38 379
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 16 309
Merlin 1 1 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 11

Total: 766 2205 20012
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
This was the Festival of the Birds weekend. Not many people early, but a
great attendance this afternoon to witness the spectacle. Special thanks
to spotters and counters including Julie Leonard and Ruth Swaney.


Weather:
Clouds with on and off rain in the morning then becoming variably cloudy
with a steady SSW wind all day. Temps climbing to the upper 70s F.

Raptor Observations:
A quiet start then rain shut the watch down for 90 minutes. The watch was
reopened at 1115 hrs. when the rain stopped and it began to clear. At
around the 1300 hour EST birds began to pour through. A good flight of
immature BWs with kettles containing upwards of 33 birds. It was also a
record breaking day for Bald Eagles with 36 counted. The old record of 30
was made in 2014.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a good flight of Passerines, most of which passed unidentified.
Those that could be identified include:
Eastern Kingbird--16,
Ruby-throated Hummingbird--6
Cedar Waxwing--130
Blue Jay--250
Common Nighthawk--3
Cliff Swallow--2
Indigo Bunting--2
Baltimore Oriole--2
Bobolink--30
American Goldfinch--29
unidentified Passerines--235

Predictions:
Cloudy with light west to NW wind and much cooler. A flight not likely.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/19/18 4:50 pm
From: Cheryl Abel <0000008b6c2ed4a5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Unsubscribe
Carmen, the old instructions for unsubscribing do not work.

Cheryl Abel
 

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Date: 5/19/18 4:03 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Boyce-Mayview, Allegheny County
We had nice looks at several Spotted Sandpipers, a singing male Northern
paula, Great-crested flycatchers and a Gray-cheeked thrush at Boyce-Mayview
this morning. There were numerous other warbler species, including
Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Yellow, Blue-winged and Nashville. A
Red-shouldered hawk was also spotted.

Gigi Gerben & Luke Gerben Kaspar
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/19/18 3:29 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Migrants-Washington county
Today before the rain came the following birds of note were seen at Mingo Creek county park in Washington county.

2-Cerulean warbler- 1 seen 1 heard, sure hope they find mates. One at grove 3-4-5 parking lot other on Chapel Hill Rd trail.

2-Blue-winged warbler.

1-Am. Redstart

3-Ovenbird

1-Yellow-throated warbler

1-Northern Parula

1-Louisiana Waterthrush

2-Common Yellowthroat

1-Yellow-throated Vireo


Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 5/19/18 2:56 pm
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Semipalmated Sandpipers, Allegheny
Hi folks, I sat at the bald knob pond for a little while this afternoon where the highlight was a group of about 25 Semip Sandpipers that flew a few laps around the pond before putting down out of sight somewhere west of the GE building. There is a flooded ditch over there that is distantly visible from King Road. I scoped for a bit but didn't see anything in it besides a spotted sandpiper. The Semipalmated flock did not reappear before I left.

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/19/18 8:16 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 May 2018) 1 Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 1 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (1):
It was just me here on this rainy day. It was also just me to enjoy the
KITE!!
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Overcast w/Showers (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 700-1,500 ft., Visibility
- 6 miles, Temps 58 - 62F, Winds ENE @ 15 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>

Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (15) and Turkey Vultures (23).
<BR><BR>
----Mississippi Kite ages: Sub adult-_; adult-_ Unable to age our kite
today due to poor light conditions.


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB:
---Go Fly, Kite!---
<BR><BR>
The Early Bird Blogs temporarily, daily word is snit. Again, a word
you think you know, but do I/we really? Play along with mehow would you
define it? Lets see how close you are. I finally settled upon it meaning
confusing anger. But how close was I? One-Look - my source for all my
words - says it means a fit of irritation; to sulk. This noun has unknown
roots. How close were you to the exact phrasing of the definition? I
think I was a little off. We love wordsdo you? Choose the right one, use
it in the right way and it can say so much for you. While certainly if you
dont, it can cause so much harm. Feel free to suggest your favorite.
<BR><BR>
May 18more of the same miserable weather ONLY WORSE! It truly had me in
a snit!! Strong winds from the Northeast are perfectly wrong for Kites and
shorebird migration. Not to mention rain! Oh well.we shall see, right?
Blue Grosbeaks cheered my mood as I waited to see what happened by And
then suddenly, there it was. Well, what should happen by but a MISSISSIPPI
KITE [obviously FOY] at 4:15 pm! It was low, too! The long pointed wings
with shorter first primary, long squared-off darkish tail, as well as and
kiting activity (soaring, diving, swooping), clearly on display. WOW!!
Due to poor light conditions, I was unable to age the bird, as it soared
off to the north. I put the word out right away, but nobody came on this
dreary day. No worries - it, or his kinfolk, will be back again. Horrible
weather for Kites? What do I know??
A word about Kite watching These are RARE birds. They are named
Mississippi Kites for a valid reason.they are more associated with the
Deep South. I remember when I was but a lad, the stir these birds caused
when first being found at Cape May at this season - well north of their
usual haunts (then about north to North Carolina). They are rare, but of
annual occurrence here at Bucktoe, and in numbers, too. Weve had them
every year here at the Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite & Shorebird Watch - and
numbers of them, too - the only Pennsylvania locale to boast such a claim.
Why here? Not sure, but the habitat is nice for them with wooded river
valleys, interspersed with meadows and plenty of dragonflies to feed upon.
Are there local breeding birds, as yet undiscovered, or are they just
wandering vagrants? We just dont know, but the sightings are of both
adults and immatures. When looking for them at Bucktoe, before 6pm is
best, soaring on thermals and feeding, sometimes more than 1. This
continues thru early June, as do I here at Bucktoe. Shorebirds are to be
looked for flying overhead from 6pm till dusk, having lifted off their
staging grounds on the Delaware Bay and in flocks migrating overnight to
the distant north.
As 6 pm approached and I shifted my attention to potential shorebirds
migrating over, I noticed a White-breasted Nuthatch had made the long
flight out into the middle of the meadow to visit my sunflower feeders,
picking from it, a single prized seed, before returning to the woods a few
hundred yards distant. I wonder how could that be worth the effort, but as
weve already asked, What do I know? Purple Martins really appear to
have taken over the gourdes now, with 6 of them there at once. Their
plaintive Churrr is a welcome addition to the background sounds here.
Other highlights of the day were: Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Great
Egret, Red-shouldered Hawk, Willow Flycatcher, numerous Cedar Waxwings, and
Blue Grosbeaks.
<BR><BR>
A Little Brown Bat, as I left, was my first this year. Tomorrow is
predicted as yet another rainy day. Well, it worked today, didnt it? You
just never know, do you?
<BR><BR>
A Barred Owl has been seen in Unionville Community Park [AB], a place where
Ive heard them in the past.
<BR><BR>
11 new species today for this years watch: Canada Goose, Great Blue
Heron, Black Vulture, MISSISSIPPI KITE, Red-shouldered Hawk, Chimney Swift,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar Waxwings, Chipping
Sparrow, and Common Grackle.
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: None, yet.
<BR><BR>
2-Wood Duck, 2-Great Blue Heron, 1-Great Egret, 1-Willow Flycatcher, 2-Blue
Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): Little Brown Bat.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.78; Steps: 13,557; Floors:
17.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include
it here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
were seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, searching for
Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain our primary focus) for totals
of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 52; this season: 63
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (11): Canada
Goose, Great Blue Heron, Black Vulture, MISSISSIPPI KITE, Red-shouldered
Hawk, Chimney Swift, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, Cedar
Waxwings, Chipping Sparrow, and Common Grackle.


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks again horrible with rain, but who knows?
The Kites Poor Conditions
As for the shorebirds equally so for mass movement
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/19/18 6:35 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Re: Alder Flycatcher - Glade Run Lake, Butler County
And when I arrived at the far back end of the lake, there were 2 more (!!!) Alder Flycatchers singing from opposite sides of the marsh. This is over 1/4 mile from where the first was heard singing. Dare I say there are 3 Alder Flycatchers singing at Glade Run Lake? These guys may have just set up shop here and made this one of the few breeding locations in the area.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Date: 5/19/18 8:51 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Alder Flycatcher - Glade Run Lake, Butler County

There is currently an Alder Flycatcher singing periodically from an inaccessible area of the lake edge roughly in line with where the trail crosses the first set of platforms at Glade Run Lake, southern Butler County. The bird possibly also could be perched out on the vegetation that is growing out of the middle of the lake that was left in place when the lake was refilled a couple years ago, but either way it chose an area where the trail moves away from the lake edge.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/19/18 5:55 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Sora - Glade Run Lake, Butler County
And just as I was typing that last email, a Sora gave a loud whinnying call from the reeds in the back end of the lake! I always suspected rails could occur here after the lake was refilled and having seen the resulting habitat, but up until now I think their status has been unknown. Go Glade Run Lake!

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/19/18 5:51 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Alder Flycatcher - Glade Run Lake, Butler County
There is currently an Alder Flycatcher singing periodically from an inaccessible area of the lake edge roughly in line with where the trail crosses the first set of platforms at Glade Run Lake, southern Butler County. The bird possibly also could be perched out on the vegetation that is growing out of the middle of the lake that was left in place when the lake was refilled a couple years ago, but either way it chose an area where the trail moves away from the lake edge.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/19/18 5:26 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- May 19, 2018
Highlights this morning included a Ruby-throated Hummingbird whose throat looked completely black until it turned and caught the light, and, new to our cabin list, a Gray-cheeked Thrush! Some photographs of them can be seen in the eBird list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45817744

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County.


Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
May 19, 2018
06:58
Traveling
0.81 miles
77 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

5 Canada Goose
1 Great Blue Heron
3 Turkey Vulture
3 Mourning Dove
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- FOY
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
1 House Wren
1 Gray-cheeked Thrush -- Cabin bird - first time ever seen here.
1 Wood Thrush
1 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
1 Tennessee Warbler -- Heard
1 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 Red-winged Blackbird
2 American Goldfinch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 28
 

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Date: 5/19/18 2:51 am
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: Last Call for PSO Poole and Conservation Awards Nominations
Greetings,

The PA Society for Ornithology Awards Committee is looking for nominations
or our Poole and Conservation Awards to be given out at our September
Annual Gathering in Meadville (Crawford County). Please see the information
below:
The Earl Poole Award is presented annually to a person or persons who have
made significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s ornithology. This may be
in the form of research, volunteer efforts, publications, field work, or
any other pursuit that has increased our knowledge and understanding of the
birdlife in Pennsylvania. Nominations for the Earl Poole Award should
include the name of the person and their contributions to PA Ornithology. A
list of previous recipients can be found on the PSO website.

https://pabirds.org/index.php/about-us/awards#poole

The Conservation Award is presented to an individual or organization that
has had a positive impact on bird conservation in Pennsylvania. The award
is most often given to an organization or individual from the area that the
Annual Meeting is being held which this year is Crawford County.
Nominations for the Conservation Award should include the name of the
organization/individual along with the contribution that the
organization/individual has made to conservation in PA. Please include the
organizations website if it is applicable. A list of previous recipients
can be found on the PSO website.
https://pabirds.org/index.php/about-us/awards#conservation

Please send all applications no later than May 31 to
<verngauthier14...>
Best,
Vern Gauthier
PSO Vice-President/Award Committee Chairperson
 

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Date: 5/18/18 3:29 pm
From: Ben Coulter <00000078d79be7ab-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://link.minelab.gold
Ben Coulter
 

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Date: 5/18/18 11:22 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Worm-eating Warblers - Armstrong County
Today I took the kids for a walk on the Butler-Freeport Trail along Buffalo Creek. I started at Laneville near Freeport and walked almost 2 miles up and back. This section of the trail is in extreme southwest Armstrong County. I had a pretty decent list even though I was distracted at times rounding up the kids and even though we were there midday from about 11-1:30, but warbler numbers did appear to be way down. The highlight was a pair (or maybe more) of Worm-eating Warblers up on the steep hillside to the left shortly after passing the first small stream crossing coming from the Laneville trail access, probably about 1/2 to 3/4 mile up the trail from the parking area. They were not singing on our way through at around 11 but then at about 1 pm on the way back one bird was singing continuously and another was seen quite close to the trail on the ground. This species has been tricky to get in the area, although they do breed nearby in Harrison Hills Park and the location on the trail today seemed pretty suitable. I will upload some poor pictures and a recording later.
Full checklist is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45798206


Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/18/18 10:40 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 May 2018) Raptors
Del. Nature Society's Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 17, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:00:00
Observation end time: 19:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Rengert

Visitors:
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETYS SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY KITE & SHOREBIRD WATCH AT
BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (2):
Kathleen Rengert
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve Kite &
Shorebird Watch!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Overcast w/ Showers (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 1,500 ft., Visibility - 6
miles, Temps 63 - 67F, Winds NE 5 mph.

Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-tailed Hawk, and
numerous Turkey Vultures (13).

Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: May 17, the first day of the BUCKTOE KITE & SHOREBIRD
WATCH! It began with rain. I arrived to a confrontation. A pair of
Purple Martins was fighting with Tree swallows for ownership of one of the
top gourdes in the Martin homes which were put in last year by Steve. I
think its going to happen Steve! I figured nobody would show up today,
but Kathleen did, and with her camera. That was optimistic. This was the
wrong day for birds relying on updrafts and favorable weather to migrate.
Today was totally uneventful with the best I could do under the conditions
Northern Parula, Yellow-breasted Chat, Wood Ducks, Green Heron, Willow
Flycatcher, Blackpoll Warbler, Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Prairie Warbler, Great Egret, and at 7:25 pm the first of 3 Common
Nighthawks. Sadly, tomorrow looks like even worse weather, but well make
the most of it.
<BR><BR>
----My thanks to Delaware Nature Society, and especially, to the Brokaws,
for their incredible support and gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS: Shorebirds: none.
<BR><BR>
2-Wood Duck, 1-Great Egret, 1-Green Heron, 1-Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 3-COMMON
NIGHTHAWK, 1-Willow Flycatcher, 1-Blackpoll Warbler, 1-Northern Parula,
1-Yellow-breasted Chat, 2-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): White-tailed Deer.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.65; Steps: 10,918; Floors: 3.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Kite &
Shorebird watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. Below is the
list of species identified on this years Watch, from the watch area.
Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation (very rough, best
guestimate, searching for Kites and migrating shorebirds, must remain
our primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 52; this season: 52
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (52): all of
them - it was our first day of the watch.


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks worse than today
The Kites If one comes by, it should be LOW!
As for the shorebirds tide and sky both look wrong!
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru June 6, 3pm thru 8:30pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Kite & Shorebird Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by
Delaware Nature Society (DNS) and the Brokaw family. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.


========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=788

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 5/18/18 6:11 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: WE NEED YOU! --Pittsburgh Endangered Species Day 5/30 1 p.m.
Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh City government will be issuing a proclamation supporting the Endangered Species Act, May 30, at 1 p.m. from his office in the City-County Bldg, Grant Street, downtown. It is part of a larger, local ground-swell movement to protect this, probably the most important government legislation ever crafted, from the assault on the environment.


If you can be at this event, it will show local citizen support for this, and we hope send a message to Washington. Please try to attend, and invite any organization or individual to attend. It would be embarrassing to have no one there, and especially if you care about protecting this legislation.



Please contact me if additional information is needed.



Thank you,


Jerry Kruth






--published with Carmen's permission
 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:59 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 17, 2018
Subject: Common Nighthawks - Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy
Borough Yard Birds, May 17, 2018

While enjoying the local birds on this beautiful evening, 4 Common
Nighthawks flew over, 2 at 7:15, 1 at 7:45 and 1 at 8:30pm. We also found
a nest of one of the Baltimore Oriole pairs in a Wild Cherry Tree that we
will be able to observe quite well. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney

Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
May 17, 2018 7:05 PM - 8:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
30 species

Great Blue Heron 1 flyover
Mourning Dove 5
Common Nighthawk 4 2 at 7:15, 1 at 7:45; 1 at 8:30pm
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 6 4 fledglings being fed by parents
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 male and 1st year male
Baltimore Oriole 6 1 Nest with Eggs in yard
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 8
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45781066

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:55 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Allegheny County Common Nighthawk
Hi,


A pleasant evening walk in Frick Park in Pittsburgh yielded a flyover Common Nighthawk. It called once, otherwise I may not have noticed it.


The only migrants I had included a female Bay-breasted Warbler, an Empidonax flycatcher and a singing Swainson's Thrush.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:37 pm
From: Clare Nicolls <tcnicolls...>
Subject: Crawford Co Bird Highlights
The following birds were observed today (5/17) in the following areas:



Fish Hatchery: Cliff Swallows



Spillway:

Pied-billed Grebes

Double-crested Cormorants

Miller's Ponds:

Bobolinks

Upland Sandpiper (along 285)

McMichael Road:

Sora

Virginia Rail

Red-headed Woodpecker

Marsh Wren

Willow Fltcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Prothonotary Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Purple Finch

S. Watson Run Road:

Common Moorhen

Sandhill Crane



Clare Nicolls

Springboro, PA

Crawford Co.







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Date: 5/17/18 1:56 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Snyder County - Red Necked Phalarope
update,   Alvin is the one who found it and lives nearby.

the actual bird is on a biosecure chicken farm and you need to speak to
the owner or even go to Alvin's and he can help you get into the flooded
fields.

the owner is Lamar Brubaker at 299 Sawmill Rd, Liverpool, PA

Lamar doesn't mind birders coming, but he needs to tell you how to come
in and approach and not get near his secure chicken area.

Chad.


On 5/17/2018 3:59 PM, Chad Kauffman wrote:
> hello all
>
> as per phone call from Aden Troyer, he got a message about a Red
> Necked Phalarope at Alvin Wenger's property.  It is at 987 Old Trail
> Rd, Port Trevorton, PA
>
> this is near and reported by some of the crew that had the Swallow
> Tailed Kite last year.
>
> Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA
>

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Date: 5/17/18 12:59 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Snyder County - Red Necked Phalarope
hello all

as per phone call from Aden Troyer, he got a message about a Red Necked
Phalarope at Alvin Wenger's property.  It is at 987 Old Trail Rd, Port
Trevorton, PA

this is near and reported by some of the crew that had the Swallow
Tailed Kite last year.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Date: 5/17/18 10:43 am
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: Prothonotary Warbler and Black Terns Cumberland County
Greetings,
This morning I found the male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER continuing at SGL 169
Cabin Road. I also had 2 BLACK TERNS at SGL 169 Mountain Road Marsh. The
terns flew off before I left the area.
Best,
Vern Gauthier
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 5/17/18 9:38 am
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bedford County, Rt 896 Osterburg, Sandhill Crane
Currently a Sandhill Crane in a cut cornfield opposite the Osterburg-Bower covered bridge. Along Rt 896 just west of Osterburg.

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/17/18 7:02 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Fwd: Alice Fuller of the State College area
Some of you older Pennsylvania Birders knew Alice Fuller. Her life "focused on observing, studying, and writing about birds". She graduated in 1946 from Cornell armed with an M.S. in Wildlife and from there had a busy and enthusiastic life.

Deb

From: "Susan Braun" <braun3112...>
To: "SCBIRDCL" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 9:00:33 AM
Subject: Alice Fuller

It is with much sadness that I share with the State College Bird Club about the passing of Alice Fuller last week at age 94. We have lost a cherished member of our State College birding community.

She was a long time member and a vital part of the State College Bird Club who warmly welcomed many of us into the birding. Alice was passionate about birds and shared this passion through her writing, by leading field trips and by educating new and experienced birders. She shared her love of all things birds with her family, friends and everyone she met. I fondly remember many dinners, surveys and field trips with Alice and especially the "Fuller birding tours." Information about memorial donations and condolences can be found at [ https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/alice-fuller-obituary?pid=188989452 | https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/alice-fuller-obituary?pid=188989452 ] .

My love, thoughts and prayers are with Ted and Roana.

Peace,
Susan


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Date: 5/17/18 6:46 am
From: <at12midngt...> <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS]
Please disregard the previous message. It was not from me and it appears as though my account has been hacked. I am going to address that now. Thank you for your understanding.


Frank Dickman
New Tripoli, Lehigh county



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To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thu, May 17, 2018 9:36 am
Subject: [PABIRDS]

http://please.christophersmith-photography.com

Frank Dickman
 

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Date: 5/17/18 6:24 am
From: Frank Dickman <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://please.christophersmith-photography.com

Frank Dickman
 

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Date: 5/16/18 6:55 pm
From: Randy Stringer <randycstringer...>
Subject: PISP Erie County 5/16
Dear Birders,
>
> Ideal conditions at Presque Isle made for a banner day. Temps stayed between 54 and 62 degrees until 2:30 PM. A light breeze was out of the East and the sun was present most of the time with some cloud cover.
>
> I have never experienced the number of warblers at PI that were present. Tallying over 500 by myself was a remarkable number in one day. Twenty-six species were recorded between 6:15 and 2:15.
>
> Notable warblers included a single Morning singing on A Trail at 2:00. A Connecticut was seen on Grave Yard Trail. One Cerulean was found near Thompson Circle.
>
> Nine Philadelphia Vireos were tabulated. Swainson Thrushes numbered close to 30. Eight Lincoln Sparrows were above average.
>
> But the warblers were the real show with 28 Cape May, 32 Magnolia, and 28 Blackburnian.
>
> I picked up Prothonotary and Hooded on my way home. Total species for the day was 116.
>
> Some days it pays to get up at 4:00 A.M. Oh yeah, two Least Bitterns were flushed at 6:15 near Leo’s.
>
> I have not seen warbler numblers this high at PI in 25 Springs.
>
> R.C. Stringer
> Grove City, PA
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
 

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Date: 5/16/18 6:03 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak (f), White Crowned SP., Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak came in to the feeders late this afternoon.
A single White-crowned Sp. continues to feed in the yard.
The White-throated Sp. that was here for two days has moved on.

Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 5/16/18 5:44 pm
From: dave belford <0000010ccfeebec5-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Olive sided and Mourning at Ft Wash St Park militia hill 5/16
Although it was a dreary misty drizzle day, it was productive.  I had 20 species of warbler including 5 Bay-breasted, 1 Mourning and an Olive-sided flycatcher.  The Mourning was heard around 6:15 am, seen and heard from 12 to 12:30, and seen and heard again at 7:40 pm just down from the small parking lot on Skippack Pike.  The Olive-sided was seen along the main road right where it first opens up to the fields below on the left, coming from the hawkwatch.
Bird on!Dave
 

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Date: 5/16/18 9:43 am
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Subject: Re: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

________________________________
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:06 PM
To: Bucks Birders; <pabirds...>
Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
_______________________________________________
DISCOVER ONE BIRD, SAVE A THOUSAND -- by Doug Wechsler

Program Description:
An odd bird is discovered in cloud forest of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Scientists rushing to find out more about the bird find themselves in a race to save it. Cascading events lead to the establishment of a chain of bird reserves and conservation action across the globe.
Doug Wechsler will recount this fascinating history and talk about bird conservation in Ecuador today. His beautiful images will focus in on the biodiversity of the Ecuador reserves run by the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. What interesting management problems does the foundation face and how does it solve them?
____________________________________________

About the Speaker:
A children’s book author, photographer and naturalist, Doug Wechsler has produced 23 books including The Hidden Life of a Toad, Marvels in the Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes, and Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool. He enjoys giving lively, humorous presentations to both adults and children. Doug worked for the Academy of Natural Sciences for 28 years. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of books magazines and other media around the world. Visit dougwechsler.com<http://www.dougwechsler.com/> to see some of his work. Doug and his wife Debbie have spent months in Ecuador volunteering for a bird conservation organization, the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. For more information contact <doug...>
_______________________________________________
The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.

Directions:

NOTE: New Galena Road is ​NOW OPEN AGAIN!!

Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd<https://maps.google.com/?q=170+N.+Chapman+Rd&entry=gmail&source=g>. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.

Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to:
Directions - Peace Valley Nature Center<http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/directions/>
www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org<http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/>
Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901<https://maps.google.com/?q=170+North+Chapman+Road,+Doylestown,+PA+18901&entry=gmail&source=g>. Our Latitude is: 40.33067. Our Longitude is: -75.14968. Use the pan and zoom ...

_________________________________________________

For further information please contact:

LeRoy Tabb
<tabbleroy...>

 

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Date: 5/16/18 8:24 am
From: bill drolsbaugh <00000046cda72c3b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Out of Area report NORTHERN COPPERHEAD OTTAWA NATIONAL REFUGE NW Ohio
While looking for Swamp birds and Warblers  at the huge and wonderful OTTAWA swamps near MCGEE MARSH ARE near BONO Ohio  i encountered a torpid Northern Copperhead it was about 3 and a half ft long triangular head dull markings and  very sluggish( air temp was 64 degrees  and when i sent a pic to a wildlife guy i know up in the ANF he said it looked like it was gonna molt soon    when i approached it carefully    it lashed out and showed a white mouth    very surprised I was    BILL DROLSBAUGH SHARON PA  
 

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Date: 5/16/18 7:04 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: 2018 Brooks Bird Club of WV Foray update - 5 more days to register
Hello All,


This is just an update to note that Brooks Bird Club Foray reservations for 2018 by May 20, which is fast approaching! We have Greg Miller ("The Big Year") coming for two days to travel with us and do a program; and Bruce Beehler ("North On The Wing", from the Smithsonian) will be there for a day. Other programs will include WV forest service and DNR specialists, to discuss different ecological initiatives throughout the state, as well as a photography workshop and more.


We have trips to Spruce Knob, Sinks of Gandy, Blister Swamp, Gaudineer Knob, Pig's Ear, and Blister Pine Swamp, plus time to explore Pocahontas County on your own for birds, plants, butterflies, or whatever your interest is in nature.


This Foray location specializes in warblers and thrushes of the highlands, and bird lists for the week regularly include Blackburnian, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue and Green, Mourning and Yellow-rumped Warblers, plus Northern Waterthrush; Hermit and Swainson's Thrushes and Veerys; Alder Flycatcher; Vespers, Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrows; and great chances for Red Crossbill, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Raven and much more. We regularly have over 120 species for the week in this area, which has been covered every 5 years since 1948.


Cost for the whole week, all-inclusive, is only $200. You can register easily online at:

http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/2018-foray-application.html

2018 Foray Application - Brooks Bird Club<http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/2018-foray-application.html>
www.brooksbirdclub.org
The 2018 Foray Online Application Form is now OPENED! The PDF form is also available. You can pay for Foray either by PayPal or by check. Please fill out the application form first then use the PayPal button on the bottom of the page for payment or if paying by check follow these instructions: Checks should be made out to: Brooks Bird Club and ...


Any and every skill level is encouraged to attend, and Foray is always a fun, light-hearted event, full of interesting natural things from dawn 'til past dusk. Contact me with any questions.


Thanks,


Ryan Tomazin - Co-director, Brooks Bird Club Foray
 

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Date: 5/15/18 7:58 pm
From: Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Alder flycatcher Armstrong county.
Hello all,

I had the good fortunate to obtain a photo and a recording of an Alder Flycatcher. It was located off of Ray Rd near Mushroom Farm Rd and about a mile west of the village of Yellow Dog in Armstrong county. Attached you will find the checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45721907

Happy birding
Sam Gutherie

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/15/18 1:26 pm
From: Melody McFarland <00000108d232ca7c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lancaster township
American redstart on North School Lane. Magnolia, black and white warblers and wood thrush on Wheatland Ave.
I think I may have seen a mourning warbler in the back yard. We’re just ¼ of a mile from the last reported location (behind Frey’s).
Melody

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Date: 5/15/18 11:34 am
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, House Wren Schuylkill Co
There were 2 Whip-poor-will's calling in a "chop-off" area, high on the mountain above Hidden Valley Golf Course. 
A FOY Scarlet Tanager (male) flew into the trees & shrubs around the feeders this afternoon.A Baltimore Oriole (female)  came to the suet.  It's been a few days since I saw a Baltimore Oriole male.  The large flock of White-throated Sparrows left about a week ago but one showed up yesterday and was still here today.  The lone White-Crowned Sp. is also still here.A House Wren made an appearance at the box where the Tree Swallows have built a nest.  It didn't linger and I haven't heard it since this morning.

Good Birding,
Ann  M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 5/15/18 9:32 am
From: JERRY HOWARD <birdwatcher108...>
Subject: Fwd: Greene Co. - Sandhill cranes
This did not appear in my email so am sending again. Sorry if it posts twice.


Marjorie Howard



-------- Original Message ----------
From: JERRY HOWARD <birdwatcher108...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Date: May 14, 2018 at 8:33 PM
Subject: Greene Co. - Sandhill cranes


I received a call this evening that there were 2 Sandhill Cranes at a farm pond in Wayne Twp. so I took a ride and sure enough they were there. Also at the same location a Hooded Merganser with 6 young was found.


Marjorie Howard
 

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Date: 5/15/18 7:30 am
From: Carole Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: eBird -- Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville -- May 15, 2018
Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville
May 15, 2018
8:47 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
99 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

9 Canada Goose
1 Double-crested Cormorant -- Flyover
3 Killdeer -- Adult with two chicks
2 gull sp.
3 Chimney Swift
2 Northern Flicker
4 Warbling Vireo
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Carolina Wren
4 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
4 European Starling
5 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler -- Singing for over ten days
1 Wilson's Warbler -- Female foraging in The Japanese Knotweed
1 White-crowned Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
4 Baltimore Oriole -- Male lining nest with fluffy material
3 Common Grackle
2 American Goldfinch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 23


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Date: 5/15/18 7:13 am
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: Gray-cheeked Thrushes and 11 species of warbler, Montgomery County
Hello PA Birders,

I visited the Unami Creek IBA and White's Mill Preserve this morning. I did
not hear the Cerulean Warbler at Unami. Perhaps I wasn't at the right spot.
I did have a productive morning, with the highlight being one Gray-cheeked
Thrush at each location, as well as three Canada Warblers.

Here are the eBird checklists from both locations:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45695909 (Unami Creek IBA)

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45695903 (White's Mill Preserve)


Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 5/14/18 5:37 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Common Nighthawks, Whip-poor-wills, Clearfield Co.
This morning before daylight I heard four different Whip-poor-wills; the first was along Jack Dent Road in the Moshannon State Forest, the other three were calling along Lost Run Road in the Quehanna Wild Area. This afternoon two Common Nighthawks flew over my house in Treasure Lake near DuBois. Additionally, I had four Bay-breasted Warblers in my yard this evening.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 5/14/18 5:33 pm
From: JERRY HOWARD <birdwatcher108...>
Subject: Greene Co. - Sandhill cranes
I received a call this evening that there were 2 Sandhill Cranes at a farm pond in Wayne Twp. so I took a ride and sure enough they were there. Also at the same location a Hooded Merganser with 6 young was found.


Marjorie Howard
 

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Date: 5/14/18 5:18 pm
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco
John, thanks for your efforts.


I was at Tionesta Creek once and saw Balt Oriole struggling in fishing line. I was able to release the critter. But at 528 bridge in Moraine, there was the macabre Cliff Swallow dangling after strangling from fishing line caught up in the mud made into nests.


Point -- there ought to be more EDUCATION (and penalties when they can be found) for careless, idiot fishermen who are just to lazy too clean up after themselves and leave these death traps behind. Too bad there isn't a LIST for them.



Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh




-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Annibali <anneanni...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Mon, May 14, 2018 6:03 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco

Glad for your successful outcome. I've had similar problems with deer netting -- two tragedies and one rescue -- so I've replaced it all with larger grid plastic to protect my flower beds.

Anne Annibali,

Mt. Gretna, Lebanon County


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Ward, John <john.ward...>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 5:38 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco

Late this afternoon I decided to take one last walk down to the creek at the back of the yard. There I spotted a female Baltimore Oriole dangling from a tree branch and struggling to free itself from a tangle of monofilament fishing line. Maybe she was looking for nesting material.
By the time I got to the other side, the bird was sitting quietly, clamped onto the branch as best it could. Fortunately, the branch was hanging over the water near the bank and not particularly high. After snipping off a few branches, I could secure her enough to cut and untangle the fishing line which was completely wrapped around the poor bird.
Unfolded my hand, and off she flew.
They say timing is everything in life. Perhaps so. That would have been a very distressing situation for both of us had I decided to stay in the house until tomorrow morning.
(And yes, I removed all the remaining fishing line I could find in the tree.)
John Ward
Harleysville, PA
 

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Date: 5/14/18 5:01 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: FOY Yellow-billed cuckoos, and more, Washington County
We found our FOY Yellow-billed Cuckoos at Peters Lake yesterday. Both gave
nice views as they perched above us.
A cooperative Swainson's thrush posed within several feet of us for several
minutes; it must have known I didn't have my camera because of the
threatening rain! Seemed to be the theme as many birds offered us great
views, including a colorful Rose-breasted grosbeak (male) within feet of an
Eastern towhee (male), within feet of another Eastern towhee (female).
Common birds now, but nice color combination!
We had several species of warblers, including Magnolia, Yellow-rumped,
Common yellowthroat, Black-and-white, Louisiana waterthrush, Hooded,
American redstart and Chestnut-sided.
A lone female Common merganser was resting on the lake, and a Spotted
sandpiper was in the cove. An Eastern kingbird posed on a railing near the
spillway.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/14/18 3:03 pm
From: Anne Annibali <anneanni...>
Subject: Re: Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco
Glad for your successful outcome. I've had similar problems with deer netting -- two tragedies and one rescue -- so I've replaced it all with larger grid plastic to protect my flower beds.

Anne Annibali,

Mt. Gretna, Lebanon County


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Ward, John <john.ward...>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 5:38 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco

Late this afternoon I decided to take one last walk down to the creek at the back of the yard. There I spotted a female Baltimore Oriole dangling from a tree branch and struggling to free itself from a tangle of monofilament fishing line. Maybe she was looking for nesting material.
By the time I got to the other side, the bird was sitting quietly, clamped onto the branch as best it could. Fortunately, the branch was hanging over the water near the bank and not particularly high. After snipping off a few branches, I could secure her enough to cut and untangle the fishing line which was completely wrapped around the poor bird.
Unfolded my hand, and off she flew.
They say timing is everything in life. Perhaps so. That would have been a very distressing situation for both of us had I decided to stay in the house until tomorrow morning.
(And yes, I removed all the remaining fishing line I could find in the tree.)
John Ward
Harleysville, PA
 

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Date: 5/14/18 2:53 pm
From: Jim McVoy <jmcvoy...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks Chester County
We have had a least one Rose-breasted Grosbeak at our feeders every day since May 5. Usually they only hang around for two or three days. We are not complaining...
 

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Date: 5/14/18 2:48 pm
From: Ward, John <john.ward...>
Subject: Oriole Tragedy Averted: Montco
Late this afternoon I decided to take one last walk down to the creek at the back of the yard. There I spotted a female Baltimore Oriole dangling from a tree branch and struggling to free itself from a tangle of monofilament fishing line. Maybe she was looking for nesting material.
By the time I got to the other side, the bird was sitting quietly, clamped onto the branch as best it could. Fortunately, the branch was hanging over the water near the bank and not particularly high. After snipping off a few branches, I could secure her enough to cut and untangle the fishing line which was completely wrapped around the poor bird.
Unfolded my hand, and off she flew.
They say timing is everything in life. Perhaps so. That would have been a very distressing situation for both of us had I decided to stay in the house until tomorrow morning.
(And yes, I removed all the remaining fishing line I could find in the tree.)
John Ward
Harleysville, PA
 

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Date: 5/14/18 2:21 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Snowy Egret (and more) at Old Crow, Huntingdon Co
This afternoon I looked for the reported Little Blue Heron at Old Crow wetland near Huntingdon. I ended up with 5 members of the heron/egret clan.

Best was a Snowy Egret - which appears to be the first record for Huntingdon County.

Rather amazing when Little Blue Heron is not the best heron of the day. I did eventually see the immature LBHE already seen by several others beginning Sunday and photographed, a species that shows up every few years in the county. (Last was 2016).

Also present were Great Egret, annual but very uncommon, and the expected Great Blue and Green Herons.

Even at that I missed the Least Bittern photographed earlier by Alison Cook!

The Snowy Egret was present from 145 through 330; at various times in either the lower or upper pool.

With rivers and creeks running very high today, it is possible these birds moved into the marsh at Old Crow until stream levels subside.

Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
<gwg2...>
 

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Date: 5/14/18 12:52 pm
From: Scott Kinzey <scott.kinzey...>
Subject: Nocturnal Migrants in Allegheny County
I also heard constant overhead migrating birds last night every time I
stepped outside during the hours of midnight to five. Verona in Allegheny
County. There was also a Gray Catbird present just down the street that
didn't shut up all night. I think that was a new yard bird for me as I am
just outside of earshot of nesting habitat.

Scott Kinzey
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/14/18 11:57 am
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Migrants-Allegheny county
As everyone else has stated birds were quite active tis morning. Although I did not see a large variety of birds at Frick Park this morning , before the rain there were good numbers of migrants including warblers: Bay-breasted Magnolia Tennessee Black-throated Blues Canada Redstarts and also many Swainsons thrushes and that was all in a limited section of the park. I witnessed some warblers feeding on the ground within feet of me including Tennessee Black-throated Blue Yellow-rumped and Canada . The Bay-breasted were singing and quite tame oftentimes only a few yards away. Always nice to get good close looks at migrants especially warblers.

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/14/18 11:18 am
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Egrets, herons Old Crow Wetlands Huntingdon co
In addition to the Little Blue Heron seen yesterday and today, Greg Grove reports a Snowy Egret in breeding plumage. The Great Egret I saw this morning is still there. And a Great Blue.
Although there is no walking on the dikes, a woman is walking her dog out in the field beyond the wetlands and has already disturbed the birds.
Unfortunately I am now in Ohio...
Deb Grove

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/14/18 10:56 am
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Clarion Co- warblers waves !- 18 for the farm, 20 for the day, so far..
I know it's just a repeat of what everyone else has reported so I'll
make it brief. I missed the great weekend everyone else add being at work
but today was pretty darn good to make up for it. As Geoff noted, there
was another great push of birds last night apparently, and it sure looked
promising when I went outside before bed. Very calm and light fog, heard a
few calls and was feeling hopeful. This morning was very foggy, no air
movement and tons of bird song. Checking the BirdCast at Cornell looked
even better for overnight. I was outside from a little after 6:30 and
started my walk around the property not long after and never came down from
the hill until close to 11:00. Even then I missed many birds. The oak trees
were just filled with warblers, I could not possibly get to them all but in
particular bay-breasted were very numerous and the first blackpolls here
were singing. I also heard the first black-billed cuckoo and a singing
yellow-throated vireo which is good for here. I would say not just in
variety but in actual numbers this was one of the best warbler migration
days I have had here in years. The numbers I reported to eBird are probably
just a fraction of what was here on the property. The list of just warblers
is below, missed a few still but I think today might be a "no work gets
done day" !

ovenbird
blue-winged
black-and-white
tennessee
nashville
yellowthroat
hooded
redstart
Cape May
northern parula
magnolia
bay-breasted
blackburnian
yellow
chestnut-sided
blackpoll
black-throated blue
black-throated green

It has just finished raining so will head back outside. Also of interest
was a pair of grasshopper sparrows, pair orchard oriole pairs, and
bobolinks finally seem to be setting up shop on my top field. They have
been present and singing and displaying the past week and today both males
a female were seen.

Good spring birding, get outside today,

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.
 

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Date: 5/14/18 7:53 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Re: Warbler numbers peaking, other misc sightings, Allegheny and Armstrong County
Last evening between 1045pm and way, way too far past bedtime on a school night, one of the most impressive springtime passages of nocturnal migrants I've ever heard passed over my house in western Allegheny Co. There were constant calls of warblers, thrushes, and tanagers, five shorebird species (at least...), a possible Dickcissel which unfortunately I don't think got picked up by the microphone after a brief check for it this morning (it happens sometimes, and unfortunately rose-breasted grosbeak is a confusion species so I would not want to confirm it without a solid recording), many cuckoos, nighthawks (maybe locals), the first ever apparent *flock* of green herons I've ever heard at night, a big flock of Bobolinks, and a few very interesting calls that need some more investigation later before confirming. This morning after dawn and about 3 hours of decent sleep, like Alan I had many birds in the yard including just the third (I think) daytime Canada Warbler that's appeared here. Good day to get out if possible. 

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County



<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> </div><div>Date:05/14/2018 09:07 (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: <PABIRDS...> </div><div>Subject: [PABIRDS] Warbler numbers peaking, other misc sightings, Allegheny and Armstrong County </div><div>
</div>Yesterday in my yard in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, with basically a stationary casual observation at various times of the day, I had 8 species of warbler, some heard but many also seen. The highlight was a clear look at a Cape May Warbler, and also a Blackpoll Warbler was singing briefly. Then early this morning I was up at the trail near the outflow at Crooked Creek Lake in Armstrong County and met Sam Gutherie for a quick early morning walk. Recently Steve Gosser and others reported huge warbler numbers at that location, and they are continuing there today. Along the creek there was a concentration of warblers that I may never have seen before and we totaled 17 warbler species through the fog and partial light in a little over an hour. There were probably 15-20 Bay-breasted Warblers foraging in multiple groups in a stretch of only about a quarter mile along the creek (reported 10 to be conservative). There were at least 3 Cape May Warblers, as well as Blackpoll, Chestnut-sided, two singing Yellow-throated (apparently breeding at that site now), Magnolia, numerous Tennessee, Blackburnian, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Hooded, Louisiana Waterthrush, American Redstart, a single singing Cerulean, one singing Northern Parula, and Yellow-rumped. Marge Van Tassel has also reported big warbler numbers and diversity in other areas of Crooked Creek Park the last few days. On my way home I had Willow Flycatchers in the Worthington area at the intersection of Fox Hollow and Toy Rd and also two at the pond on Lafferty Rd, and Savannah Sparrows were at both Fox Hollow Rd and Green Acres Rd. A group of 4 or more Bobolinks is now pretty active along Green Acres Rd as well. Indigo Buntings and a singing Blue-winged Warbler were on Beckett Rd. Then when I arrived home there were several warblers in the trees above our yard (back in Allegheny County) and I quickly tallied 3 more Bay-breasted, and also Blackburnian, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, and a single Swainson's Thrush was singing softly in a low branch in the back yard and FOY Eastern Wood-Pewee was present nearby too. Great time of year (but too brief!).

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/14/18 7:14 am
From: Tom Dougherty <tomdoc...>
Subject: Chambersburg Warblers
This morning along the Rail Trail in Chambersburg

Tennessee
Orange Crowned 1 male
Magnolia
Cape May 5 singing makes
Yellow. Numerous
Common Yellow Throat
Black-throated Green
Bay Breasted 3 males
Wilson’s


Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo

Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg PA

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Date: 5/14/18 6:13 am
From: ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Allegheny Co.: Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warblers
The OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER continues at Frick Park this morning with lots of other warbler activity. It was frequenting snags between the Riverview and Lower Riverview Trails. Most notable were the number of CANADA WARBLERs. No sign of the Mourning Warbler while checking the area briefly. 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45659745
Shannon Thompson Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/14/18 6:08 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Warbler numbers peaking, other misc sightings, Allegheny and Armstrong County
Yesterday in my yard in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, with basically a stationary casual observation at various times of the day, I had 8 species of warbler, some heard but many also seen. The highlight was a clear look at a Cape May Warbler, and also a Blackpoll Warbler was singing briefly. Then early this morning I was up at the trail near the outflow at Crooked Creek Lake in Armstrong County and met Sam Gutherie for a quick early morning walk. Recently Steve Gosser and others reported huge warbler numbers at that location, and they are continuing there today. Along the creek there was a concentration of warblers that I may never have seen before and we totaled 17 warbler species through the fog and partial light in a little over an hour. There were probably 15-20 Bay-breasted Warblers foraging in multiple groups in a stretch of only about a quarter mile along the creek (reported 10 to be conservative). There were at least 3 Cape May Warblers, as well as Blackpoll, Chestnut-sided, two singing Yellow-throated (apparently breeding at that site now), Magnolia, numerous Tennessee, Blackburnian, Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird, Hooded, Louisiana Waterthrush, American Redstart, a single singing Cerulean, one singing Northern Parula, and Yellow-rumped. Marge Van Tassel has also reported big warbler numbers and diversity in other areas of Crooked Creek Park the last few days. On my way home I had Willow Flycatchers in the Worthington area at the intersection of Fox Hollow and Toy Rd and also two at the pond on Lafferty Rd, and Savannah Sparrows were at both Fox Hollow Rd and Green Acres Rd. A group of 4 or more Bobolinks is now pretty active along Green Acres Rd as well. Indigo Buntings and a singing Blue-winged Warbler were on Beckett Rd. Then when I arrived home there were several warblers in the trees above our yard (back in Allegheny County) and I quickly tallied 3 more Bay-breasted, and also Blackburnian, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, and a single Swainson's Thrush was singing softly in a low branch in the back yard and FOY Eastern Wood-Pewee was present nearby too. Great time of year (but too brief!).

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/14/18 5:21 am
From: Carol Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://care.popsmailbox.com
Carol Borek
 

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Date: 5/13/18 8:11 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: PA Migration Count results - York County
I had what I believe is going to be the best personal PAMC ever. I had 54 species just in Nixon Park alone and a total of 75 or 76 species! A great day to be out birding!

I do have a request for York County participants. I leave next week, the 23rd, for Yellowstone and will be gone a month. If at all possible, can you please try really hard to get your results to me by Monday, the 21st? I know that is really pushing folks but I would love to get results in to Chuck before I go away in case we don't get home by the end of June.

Thanks very much.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>
www.pbase.com/rook185

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.



> On May 13, 2018, at 6:14 PM, Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> wrote:
>
> Hello PA Birders,
>
> For the second year in a row there has been heavy rain on our count. Overnight rains appeared to have helped to stop and concentrate birds in York County where there where there were large flocks of warblers on Rocky Ridge most of the morning. Vern Gauthier's report in Cumberland reflects that as well as do the eBird results for south central PA counties. However at least one northern county informed me the cold and rain most of the day essentially washed them out.
>
> DATES FOR SUBMITTING RESULTS
>
> June 10 have your results submitted to your compiler
>
> June 30 have results submitted to me.
>
> July 15 final spreadsheet will be made and sent to the compilers for distribution to participants.
>
> Good birding all, Chuck
 

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Date: 5/13/18 5:02 pm
From: ofbluebells <ofbluebells...>
Subject: Allegheny Co.: Frick Park, Mourning Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher
I had some good afternoon birding inbetween downpours. Most of the 16 species of warbler were high in Oaks, but a singing MOURNING WARBLER that actually gave me a few good looks was great to find. I was able to record it singing and have a Flickr link to video in my checklist. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER allowed me to catch a quick wet digi-binned video before taking off. Screenshot is in my checklist but was later refound with better pics taken by Geoff Malosh.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45644673
Shannon ThompsonAllegheny Co.

 

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Date: 5/13/18 4:12 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Grosbeaks, orioles, buntings, etc., Koch property, Northampton Counlty
Once in a while you get a day when activity is nonstop. It was overcast and rainy here today, and birds were at the feeders all day. In the front yard rose-breasted grosbeaks, both male and female, were almost constant, with 10 being the highest number at one time.  Baltimore orioles, usually a male and female together, were coming in to feed at a jelly feeder, after which the females usually went to the nesting material before leaving the yard. Three male indigo buntings, one a full two-year bird and the other two with some brown feathers, were feeding on sunflower seed at the same time. And ruby-throated hummingbird activity was the highest I've seen it here for a while. I don't, however, expect it to stay this way because I'm guessing the females haven't yet set up their territories, although I could be wrong, But there's always more feeders visits by  hummers when it rains, so we'll see. There were two adult male hummers chasing each other around, and I'm assuming one will claim the front of the yard and the other will claim the fields.  In addition to regulars like eastern bluebirds, flickers, titmice, chickadees, etc., other notables seen during a walk around the fields include a few remaining white-throated and white-crowned sparrows, yellow and yellow-rumped warbs, a female redstart, an empi I couldn't get a decent look at, a swamp sparrow, an eastern kingbird, a singing male orchard oriole, a northern waterthrush along the creek, and a flyover Cooper's hawk. 

Arlene Koch, Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 5/13/18 3:22 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported from Presque Isle S.P., Pa. this past week.


Least Bittern 1; May 8; Gull Point Trail

Piping Plover continuing pair; all week; Gull Point

Willet 1; May 7; Gull Point

Golden-winged Warbler (some characteristics of Lawrence's Warbler) 1 female; May 9; Fry's landing at banding station

Golden-winged Warbler 1 typical male; May 11; Fry's landing at banding station

Lawrence's Warbler 1; May 10; Thompson Circle

Prothonotary Warbler 1; May 10; near marina road

Orange-crowned Warbler 3 or 4; all week; various sites, mostly at Fry's landing

Clay-colored Sparrow 2 or 3; all week; mainly at Fry's landing


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/13/18 3:14 pm
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: PA Migration Count results
Hello PA Birders,

For the second year in a row there has been heavy rain on our count.
Overnight rains appeared to have helped to stop and concentrate birds in
York County where there where there were large flocks of warblers on
Rocky Ridge most of the morning. Vern Gauthier's report in Cumberland
reflects that as well as do the eBird results for south central PA
counties. However at least one northern county informed me the cold and
rain most of the day essentially washed them out.

DATES FOR SUBMITTING RESULTS

June 10 have your results submitted to your compiler

June 30 have results submitted to me.

July 15 final spreadsheet will be made and sent to the compilers for
distribution to participants.

Good birding all, Chuck
 

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Date: 5/13/18 2:17 pm
From: Nadine <0000010a6f991e5b-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://important.haircrack.net
Nadine
 

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Date: 5/13/18 2:00 pm
From: Mike Tanis <michael.tanis...>
Subject: Delaware State Forest - Pike County
Delaware Water Gap NRA and State Forest Land
13 May 2016, 6am-11am
Weather: Dark, overcast with some fog and light drizzle, calm, 40-50 degrees

Today I did another May warbler trip to the Pocono Plateau. However, the weather matched the poor forecast: heavily overcast, very chilly, but at least no wind. My work schedule does not allow me to easily take time off on weekday mornings this May, so it had to be Sunday with the lousy weather, or not at all. I followed my standard route: Rt 402 to Snow Hill Road, then north to Hobday road, returning to a few spots along Silver Lake Road. The rain started in earnest just before 11am as I started down Silver Lake Road, mercifully ending a difficult morning of birding. Bird activity was very low for what should be a time of peak activity, but there were very few birds moving around and feeding, and very limited vocalization. Today required so much effort to find and identify the warblers. Besides nice looks at Golden-winged, there wasn’t much in the way of sightings to celebrate.

Notable events of the day:
* As it was for one of my visits here in 2016, there were many hundreds of Veeries along the sides of all the roads on the Pocono plateau. I did hear plenty of “veer” call notes, but only a couple of actual Veery songs all morning! And I did not with certainty find any Hermit, Gray-cheeked, or Swainson’s thrushes in with all the Veeries.
* No other birders seemed to be out and about on this Mother’s Day morning!
* ebird will have lists for some specific sites

Warblers:
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Black-throated Green
Black-and-white
Black-throated Blue
Magnolia
Canada
Pine
Chestnut-sided
Blackburnian
American Redstart
Prairie
Yellow
Hooded
Golden-winged
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Waterthrush
Ovenbird

Other species:
----------------------
Canada Goose
Wild Turkey
Great Horned Owl
Mourning Dove
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Wood Pewee
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
American Robin
Wood Thrush
Veery
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-winged Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Field Sparrow

Mike Tanis
Audubon, PA
michaelwtanis AT gmail DOT com
 

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Date: 5/13/18 11:46 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Cape May warbler, Washington County
We were treated to a great views of a female Cape May warbler in our
backyard today, along with an Acadian flycatcher, a female American
redstart, Nashville warbler and a male Northern flicker.


Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/13/18 11:03 am
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Black Tern, Clearfield Co.
This afternoon there was a Black Tern at Bimini Lake.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 5/13/18 9:52 am
From: Amy Langman <birdgyrl...>
Subject: Blue And Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Berks County
We had the pleasure of a Blue Grosbeak in our heavily wooded yard yesterday. We also have a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak frequenting our feeders recently.

Amy L.
Morgantown, PA
 

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Date: 5/13/18 9:31 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango
1 RED-THROATED LOON & 8 COMMON LOON ( 6 in breeding plumage) @ Kahle Lake. Also PEREGRINE, NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, CLIFF SWALLOW. Yesterday, GREAT EGRET.

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 5/13/18 8:43 am
From: Melody McFarland <00000108d232ca7c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lancaster county, Lancaster township
Just saw a common yellowthroat, yellow-rumped warbler and black and white warbler in the back yard. School Lane Hills, Wheatland ave.
Melody McFarland

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Date: 5/13/18 8:01 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Short-billed Dowitchers - Beaver Co.
There are three Short-billed Dowitchers at Independence Marsh
The birds are at the large pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/13/18 6:51 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. 4/29-5/12 two weeks
All,
Great weather and bad weather contributed to a good tally of migrants this week. The best numbers reported were 5/12. The total species count for the week 4/29-5/12 was 110. The previous week 4/29-5/5 had 101 species reported.
Some highlights include:
7 duck species including 1 Red-breasted Merganser through 4/30

1 to 2 Common Loons with last report 5/12
Solitary Sandpipers -high report 4 5/8

1 Bonaparte's Gull 5/2-5/3
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull-last report 5/2
1 Forster's Tern 5/2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo-first report 5/8
Black-billed Cuckoo-first report 5/6 photo
E. Wood Pewee-first report 5/5
Least Flycatcher-5/2, 5/5, and 5/12
Willow Flycatcher-first report 5/10
White-eyed Vireo - 5/5 & 5/8
1 Yellow-throated Vireo 5/8
Blue-headed Vireo through 5/12
Warbling Vireo-first report 5/2
Red-eyed Vireo - first report 5/2
6 swallow species including Bank Swallow-first report 5/10
Late report 1 Marsh Wren 4/22 (photo)
Veery - first report 4/29
Swainson's Thrush -first report 5/2
1 Hermit Thrush-last report 5/8
Wood Thrush-first report 4/29
Cedar Waxwing-missing from reports for several weeks, now regular starting 5/5

27 Warbler species (18 week of 4/29 & 26 this past week)
Worm-eating Warbler -first report 5/12
Tennessee Warbler-first report 5/12
American Redstart -first report 4/30
Cape May Warbler - first report 5/11
2 Prothonotary Warblers 5/10 (along lake short where creek comes down hill from New Galena Rd. to fishing pier east of Sailor's Point.
Hooded Warbler-5/2 & 5/8

Magnolia Warbler -first report 5/2
Blackburnian Warbler -first report 5/5
Chestnut-sided Warber -first report 5/3
Black-throated Blue Warbler-first 5/2
Canada Warbler-first report 5/2
Wilson's Warbler -first report 5/11
1 Lincoln's Sparrow 5/10
1 White-crowned Sparrow 5/2 & 5/3
Scarlet Tanager - first report 4/29
Bobolink 5/5


Thanks to all who shared their sightings.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 5/13/18 6:44 am
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Warren Co- American bittern
Just wanted to post for a friend that found an American bittern at a
small marshy pond near the Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch outside of
Tidioute. He sent me a phone pic of the camera shot for ID since I have not
seen it myself. It was there around 8 this morning and also present
yesterday afternoon.

If you take Rt 337/Red House Hill Rd off of Rt 62 across the river from
the town of Tidioute, follow this road up the hill and out towards Hearts
Content for about 4.5 miles. At the sign for Hickory Creek Ranch turn
right onto Economite Rd and the bittern was on the left at a small marshy
pond area. There is also some marsh area on the right that sometimes holds
good birds as well. There's not much traffic on this road so shouldn't be
hard to pull over and stop, all this property is private so it's only seen
from the road but it's very close viewing.

Good birding,

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.
 

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Date: 5/13/18 6:31 am
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: PAMC- Mercer County
With the help of Neil, Rachel, Ruth Ann and Harvey Troyer, I (we) totaled 120 species as a group yesterday for PAMC! It was a great day to be out, a little rain in the afternoon which actually made the birding better.

I come up with 23 species of Warblers and all 7 woodpeckers in a very good day.

Glenn Koppel
Butler, PA.
<macatilly...>
 

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Date: 5/12/18 7:50 pm
From: Steve Gosser <sgosser72...>
Subject: Warblers galore - Allegheny & Armstrong Counties
I had a spectacular day of birding (5/12). I co-led a bird hike at Harrison
Hills (Allegheny County) in the morning and then checked out Crook Creek
Lake (Armstrong County) in the afternoon. Between the two places I tallied
27 species of warblers, highlights being: Mourning, Wilson's, Canada,
Kentucky, Worm-eating and a nice number of Cape Mays and Bay-breasted. Plus
other goodies like Philly Vireo and Lincoln's Sparrow. Here's my ebird
checklists from both places:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45588133
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45602006

I posted some pictures to the Pa birds Facebook group and Friends of
Crooked Creek Lake Facebook group.

Steve Gosser
New Kensington
 

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Date: 5/12/18 7:05 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 12, 2018
We had a Wilson's Warbler, a Bay-breasted Warbler, 2 Blackburnian Warblers,
and 3 Chestnut-sided Warblers in the yard this morning. Also a
White-crowned Sparrow. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
May 12, 2018 8:15 AM - 8:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
32 species

Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2 FOY
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 FOY
Blackburnian Warbler 2 FOY
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 FOY
Wilson's Warbler 1 FOY
Chipping Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 1 FOY
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Baltimore Oriole 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 6
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45610072

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/12/18 4:57 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake Bioblitz Birds
Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.

May 12, 2018

Dedicated in Memory of Karen and Richard Light



84 Species 1231 Total Birds 8:00 - 11:00am



Canada Goose 23

Mute Swan 2

Wood Duck 5

Mallard Duck 28

Great Blue Heron 5

Green Heron 1

Bald Eagle 3

Killdeer 1

Spotted Sandpiper 18

Solitary Sandpiper 5

Rock Pigeon 8

Mourning Dove 8

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 17

Downy Woodpecker 12

Hairy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 8

Pileated Woodpecker 5

Easter Wood Peewee 1

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 9

Great-crested Flycatcher 3

Eastern Kingbird 21

Blue-headed Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 17

Blue Jay 46

American Crow 39

Fish Crow 21

Tree Swallow 40

Rough-winged Swallow 56

Barn Swallow 13

Chickadee 17

Titmouse 12

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 8

Brown Creeper 1

Carolina Wren 21

House Wren 13

Golden-crowned Kinglet 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7

E. Bluebird 2

Veery 5

Wood Thrush 21

American Robin 56

Gray Catbird 79

N. Mockingbird 7

Brown Thrasher 4

European Starling 37

Cedar Waxwing 7

Tennessee Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 44

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 4

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Pine Warbler 2

Blackpoll Warbler 8

Black and White Warbler 2

American Redstart 8

Ovenbird 34

Northern Waterthrush 2

Louisiana Waterthrush 2

Common Yellowthroat 65

Hooded Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 5

Canada Warbler 2

Chipping Sparrow 16

Field Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 24

White-throated Sparrow 6

Scarlet Tanager 3

N. Cardinal 67

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 13

Red-winged Blackbird 80

Rusty Blackbird 1

Common Grackle 32

Brown-headed Cowbird 15

Baltimore Oriole 30

House Finch 9

Pine Siskin 3

Am. Goldfinch 25

House Sparrow 18



Sorry forgot to sign this the first time.





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<mailto:<nightowl57...> <nightowl57...>








 

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Date: 5/12/18 4:54 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake Bioblitz Birds
Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.

May 12, 2018

Dedicated in Memory of Karen and Richard Light



84 Species 1231 Total Birds 8:00
- 11:00am



Canada Goose 23

Mute Swan 2

Wood Duck 5

Mallard Duck 28

Great Blue Heron 5

Green Heron 1

Bald Eagle 3

Killdeer 1

Spotted Sandpiper 18

Solitary Sandpiper 5

Rock Pigeon 8

Mourning Dove 8

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 17

Downy Woodpecker 12

Hairy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 8

Pileated Woodpecker 5

Easter Wood Peewee 1

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 9

Great-crested Flycatcher 3

Eastern Kingbird 21

Blue-headed Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 17

Blue Jay 46

American Crow 39

Fish Crow 21

Tree Swallow 40

Rough-winged Swallow 56

Barn Swallow 13

Chickadee 17

Titmouse 12

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 8

Brown Creeper 1

Carolina Wren 21

House Wren 13

Golden-crowned Kinglet 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 7

E. Bluebird 2

Veery 5

Wood Thrush 21

American Robin 56

Gray Catbird 79

N. Mockingbird 7

Brown Thrasher 4

European Starling 37

Cedar Waxwing 7

Tennessee Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 44

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 4

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Pine Warbler 2

Blackpoll Warbler 8

Black and White Warbler 2

American Redstart 8

Ovenbird 34

Northern Waterthrush 2

Louisiana Waterthrush 2

Common Yellowthroat 65

Hooded Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 5

Canada Warbler 2

Chipping Sparrow 16

Field Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 24

White-throated Sparrow 6

Scarlet Tanager 3

N. Cardinal 67

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 13

Red-winged Blackbird 80

Rusty Blackbird 1

Common Grackle 32

Brown-headed Cowbird 15

Baltimore Oriole 30

House Finch 9

Pine Siskin 3

Am. Goldfinch 25

House Sparrow 18


 

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Date: 5/12/18 3:53 pm
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lebanon County, Memorial Lk, Red-throated Loon
Currently a Red-throated Loon on the lake.

Tim Becker
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/12/18 2:29 pm
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: Epic Day Birding Cumberland County
Greetings,
A year ago yesterday I had 29 species of warblers in Cumberland County! A
year and a day later 29 again! But this year topped last year if nothing
else by sheer numbers of birds. I spent the morning at SGL 169 where it was
raining warblers! It was exhausting trying to keep up. Then in the
afternoon the trend continued though not quite as many. Highlights included
one PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at SGL 169, one MOURNING WARBLER at Camp Michaux,
5 WILSON WARBLERS, 3 PHILADELPHIA VERIOS, 2 LEAST FLYCATCHERS, and 2
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES. The full list of warblers follows.

Ovenbird 10

Worm-eating Warbler 1

Louisiana Waterthrush 2

Northern Waterthrush 10

Blue-winged Warbler 5

Black-and-white Warbler 6

Prothonotary Warbler 1

Tennessee Warbler 4

Nashville Warbler 8

Mourning Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 59

Hooded Warbler 16

American Redstart 39

Cape May Warbler 24

Cerulean Warbler 3

Northern Parula 18

Magnolia Warbler 28

Bay-breasted Warbler 6

Blackburnian Warbler 5

Yellow Warbler 35

Chestnut-sided Warbler 13

Blackpoll Warbler 5

Black-throated Blue Warbler 36

Pine Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 13

Prairie Warbler 4

Black-throated Green Warbler 16

Canada Warbler 5

Wilson's Warbler 5


Best,

Vern Gauthier

Cumberland County
 

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Date: 5/12/18 1:55 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview North IMBD results
All,


Spent the whole morning at Boyce Mayview. Best bird, I guess, was a Philadelphia Vireo. Still loads of Tennessee Warblers around. In the park, along subdivisions, in the middle of town...


Cheers,


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA


Boyce-Mayview Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
May 12, 2018 6:11 AM - 12:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)
Comments: For IMBD, covering the entire north part of the park from Ravine up, except for the Chartiers Floodplain
74 species

Canada Goose 7 5 flyovers, two on creek
Wood Duck 2 Flyovers
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3 1 on nest in sycamore
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 14
Chimney Swift 16
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 9
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Least Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1 Petite vireo with a pale yellowish wash on breast, not incredibly bright, but there.
Red-eyed Vireo 23
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 13
Tufted Titmouse 19
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush 4 3 were singing at first, with two counter-singing in the ravine. Awesome!
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 51
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 21
Tennessee Warbler 12
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 6
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4 Including one singing a double song, which I don't think I've heard before
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 9
Eastern Towhee 14
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 27
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 7
Indigo Bunting 10
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 9
Red-winged Blackbird 21
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 14
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 18
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45592056
 

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Date: 5/12/18 1:26 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: White-rumped Sandpipers - Lawrence Co.
There are two White-rumped
Sandpipers at Shaner Rd.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/12/18 12:06 pm
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
_______________________________________________
DISCOVER ONE BIRD, SAVE A THOUSAND -- by Doug Wechsler

Program Description:
An odd bird is discovered in cloud forest of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Scientists rushing to find out more about the bird find themselves in a race to save it. Cascading events lead to the establishment of a chain of bird reserves and conservation action across the globe.
Doug Wechsler will recount this fascinating history and talk about bird conservation in Ecuador today. His beautiful images will focus in on the biodiversity of the Ecuador reserves run by the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. What interesting management problems does the foundation face and how does it solve them?
____________________________________________

About the Speaker:
A children’s book author, photographer and naturalist, Doug Wechsler has produced 23 books including The Hidden Life of a Toad, Marvels in the Muck: Life in the Salt Marshes, and Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool. He enjoys giving lively, humorous presentations to both adults and children. Doug worked for the Academy of Natural Sciences for 28 years. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of books magazines and other media around the world. Visit dougwechsler.com<http://www.dougwechsler.com/> to see some of his work. Doug and his wife Debbie have spent months in Ecuador volunteering for a bird conservation organization, the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. For more information contact <doug...>
_______________________________________________
The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.

Directions:

NOTE: New Galena Road is ​NOW OPEN AGAIN!!

Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd<https://maps.google.com/?q=170+N.+Chapman+Rd&entry=gmail&source=g>. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.

Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to:
Directions - Peace Valley Nature Center<http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/directions/>
www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org<http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/>
Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901<https://maps.google.com/?q=170+North+Chapman+Road,+Doylestown,+PA+18901&entry=gmail&source=g>. Our Latitude is: 40.33067. Our Longitude is: -75.14968. Use the pan and zoom ...

_________________________________________________

For further information please contact:

LeRoy Tabb
<tabbleroy...>

 

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Date: 5/12/18 11:51 am
From: Seth McComsey <0000002968f82554-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Mourning Warbler, Lancaster County
Nice sighting Stanley, I had a singing male yesterday at nearby Noel Dorwart Park, at which there were at least 20 warbler species today!
Seth McComsey



-----Original Message-----
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sat, May 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Mourning Warbler, Lancaster County

At Wheatland Hills Community Park, just behind Frey’s Greenhouse north of Columbia Ave., along the Little Conestoga Creek in West Lancaster, a male Mourning Warbler gave a brief call note and landed on a dead branch right in front of me. It didn’t sing. I’m going out again to try to get a photo and a possible audio recording, although my camera doesn’t record bird song very well.There were lots of warblers of several species flitting through the trees, the best so far this May.Stanley C. Stahl


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 5/12/18 11:35 am
From: dsembello <dsembello...>
Subject: Pennypack Trust, Montco
Just completed a casual "not expecting much" mid-day stroll from Terwood Rd access.  Surprise - 2 Canada warblers, followed by a mourning warbler, blue-headed vireo, and then a Wilson's warbler.  Had great looks at all of them. Bird activity was steady throughout, maybe owing to cloud cover.
Good birding,Diane SembelloAbington
Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 5/12/18 10:16 am
From: Randy Stringer <randycstringer...>
Subject: Dowitcher
Sorry, Lawrence not Mercer County.

RCS


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/12/18 10:14 am
From: Randy Stringer <randycstringer...>
Subject: Short-billed Dowitchet, Mercer County
Dear Birders,

There are 40 Short-billed Dowitchers at Shaner Road marsh in Lawrence County.

R. C. Stringer

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/12/18 9:44 am
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler, Lancaster County
At Wheatland Hills Community Park, just behind Frey’s Greenhouse north of Columbia Ave., along the Little Conestoga Creek in West Lancaster, a male Mourning Warbler gave a brief call note and landed on a dead branch right in front of me.  It didn’t sing.  I’m going out again to try to get a photo and a possible audio recording, although my camera doesn’t record bird song very well.There were lots of warblers of several species flitting through the trees, the best so far this May.Stanley C. Stahl


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 5/12/18 9:36 am
From: <joe...> <joe...>
Subject: Deep Creek Lake. Green Lane Montgomery county.
Here are the birds I wrote down for the bird walk that was led by Kevin Crilley. I had 55 species. I will add the species I missed at the end.

American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Redstart
American Robin
Baltimore Oriole
Barn Swallow
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue Jay
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Canada Goose
Canada Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-sided Warbler (I saw this before the group arrived)
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Common Grackle
Common Yellowthroat
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Kingbird
European Starling
Field Sparrow
Fish Crow
Gray Catbird
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Green Heron
House Wren
Louisiana Waterthrush
Magnolia Warbler
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Mute Swan
Northern Cardinal
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Ovenbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-winged Blackbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Song Sparrow
Spotted Sandpiper
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
Warbling Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
Wilson's Warbler
Wood Duck
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

I missed Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Eastern Wood-Pewee

I am sure others had a few I missed that are not listed above.

Joe Greco
Upper Hanover
Montgomery County
 

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Date: 5/12/18 9:26 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Re: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co.
Fifteen more short-billed dowitchers at the truckstop pond, Allegheny.

Geoff

<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> </div><div>Date:05/12/2018 11:05 (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: <PABIRDS...> </div><div>Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co. </div><div>
</div>Sorry, trying to change shirt to short and hit send instead. At least the "r" was in there. To reiterate, there are 39 or 40 Short-billed Dows at the Bald Knob pond. Appear to be a mix of hendersoni and griseus ssp.

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County

<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> </div><div>Date:05/12/2018 11:02 (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: PABirds Listserv <pabirds...> </div><div>Subject: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co. </div><div>
</div>There are presently 39 (maybe 40) Shirt
 

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Date: 5/12/18 8:05 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Re: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co.
Sorry, trying to change shirt to short and hit send instead. At least the "r" was in there. To reiterate, there are 39 or 40 Short-billed Dows at the Bald Knob pond. Appear to be a mix of hendersoni and griseus ssp.

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County

<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> </div><div>Date:05/12/2018 11:02 (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: PABirds Listserv <pabirds...> </div><div>Subject: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co. </div><div>
</div>There are presently 39 (maybe 40) Shirt
 

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Date: 5/12/18 8:02 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Short-billed Dowitchers, Allegheny Co.
There are presently 39 (maybe 40) Shirt
 

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Date: 5/12/18 6:51 am
From: Craig Holt <0000007fe6ec5d00-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pymatuning, Crawford Co. 5/11
I visited Pymatuning yesterday morning and had some good birds.  I birded the causeway, Miller's Ponds, the spillway, and the fish hatchery.  Highlights were: n. shoveler (late), a hen canvasback (late), horned grebe (late), a large gathering of 300 double-crested cormorants, and a conservative estimate of 55 cliff swallows.  These sightings were all flagged by ebird.  Other birds encountered included: lesser scaup, hooded merganser, 10 ruddy ducks, osprey, 2 bald eagles, spotted sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs, Bonaparte's gull, 2 Caspian terns, pileated woodpecker, horned lark, 30 purple martins, bobolinks, and e. meadowlarks.  Craig Holt, Lowellville, Ohio
 

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Date: 5/12/18 5:45 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 May 2018) 3 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 9 47
Bald Eagle 0 2 21
Northern Harrier 1 3 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 265
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 1 2 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 32

Total: 3 50 563
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Kirsten Fuller

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/12/18 2:28 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 5/12/2018
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* May 12, 2018
* PAEA1805.12
- Birds mentioned

BLUE GROSBEAK
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
CATTLE EGRET
ROSS’S GOOSE
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
RED-THROATED LOON
FORSTER’S TERN
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 12th at 5:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .

There will be a field trip to the Jordan Creek Parkway on May 12th. Meet at
the tennis courts parking lot off Lehnert / Scherersville Roads lot at 7:30
AM. Trip leader will be Alan Jennings.

There will also be a field trip to the Plainfield Township Recreation Trail.
Meet at the Park & Ride Lot off the William Penn Highway exit of Route 33,
just south of Route 22 at 7:00 AM. I will be leading this trip.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Grand Central landfill:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 on 5/7.

Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County:
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH – 1 on 5/5.

Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Along Christian Springs Road:
CATTLE EGRET – 1 on 5/7.

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple’s Pond:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 to at least 5/9.

Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 5/7.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Merganser – 1 to at least 5/10.

Sightings from the PENN FOREST RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
RED-THROATED LOONS – 1 on 5/6; 3 to at least 5/10.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 to at least 5/10.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Short-billed Dowitcher – 1 on 5/6
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 8 on 5/6
Caspian Terns – 6 on 5/6
FORSTER’S TERNS – 4 on 5/6.

Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 157, Bucks County:
On Haycock Mountain:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 2 on 5/7
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 5/7.

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Date: 5/11/18 5:18 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Washington County - Mostly IBA 80 Taylorstown to SGL 232
All,


Well, what an amazing day to be out birding. But then again, it seems like every time out has been like that in the last two weeks. Almost all of my birding and species were from the Taylorstown exit on I-70 to the Taylorstown area, then Greencove area, then over to SGL 232 and Narigon Run. I drove 27 miles and birded 4 hours (11:42-3:47), and had 81 species on the IBA, plus 4 species in transit. Highlights? What wasn't!


In transit species:

Bald Eagle - Southpointe

Wild Turkey - male courting female in field off of I-79 at Meadowlands exit

Northern Mockingbird - Rt 344 on way back to Washington

Rock Pigeon

+ Tennessee Warbler - singing in Bridgeville on Mayview road in neigborhood


Flycatchers - it was a banner day for them, and they were numerous:

Eastern Wood Pewee - 6 singing males

ALDER FLYCATCHER - posted earlier; Newman Road, saw singing male 30 feet from the car at eye level; my 1st in county ever

Least Flycatcher - 2

Eastern Kingbird - 6

Willow Flycatcher - 4, including one singing 'hic-hic-hic-fitzbew'

Eastern Phoebe

Acadian Flycatcher - 9


Warblers - another strong day for them; I've had 26 species in the last 9 days, plus Northern Waterthrush 13 days ago

Yellow Warbler - ubiquitous

Louisiana Waterthrush - 2+

Common Yellowthroat

Tennessee Warbler - 22; I don't think I've ever had so many in one day; they were singing everywhere

American Redstart - 31+ - yep...a lot

Blue-winged Warbler - 1; they weren't in any of their usual haunts

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 singing at Greencove wetlands

Yellow-throated Warbler - 1 (only?)

Cerulean Warbler - 9+

Hooded Warbler - 4

Wilson's Warbler - 1 singing male

Northern Parula - 1

Black-throated Green Warbler - 1

Bay-breasted Warbler - 5 singing males

Blackpoll Warbler - 1 singing male

Blackburnian Warbler - 2 singing males

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1 singing male


Vireos - an how!

Red-eyed Vireo - of course

Warbling Vireo - 7+ singing males

Yellow-throated Vireo - 10 singing males

White-eyed Vireo - 1


The Rest

Baltimore Oriole - 20+ male and female, + 1 nest with activity

Orchard Oriole - 3+; I think I might have forgotten to count a good handful of these

Wood Thrush

Black-billed Cuckoo - 1 calling

Brown Thrasher - 2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - many

Scarlet Tanager - many

Savannah Sparrow - 2

Killdeer - nest at Taylorstown Ballfields

Swamp Sparrow - only 2

Bobolink - 1 on Post Road in farm field

Green Heron - 1 at Greencove

COMMON MERGANSER - 1 male flew under the covered bridge north of Greencove as I stood there...good sign!


It took until my 80th species of the day to get my first Carolina Chickadee. I only heard 1 or 2 total. Crazy, huh?


So what I'm saying is GET OUTSIDE AND BIRD tomorrow! Everyone, have good IMBD days!


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 5/11/18 3:21 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Loons - Beaver Co.
This afternoon there were two Common Loons at the Ambridge Reservoir

The birds were seen from the church

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/11/18 2:30 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: PAMC - York County
For anyone participating in the York County PAMC I just wanted to thank you and wish all of you good luck and rain free birding. Please return your counts to Randy Phillips or me as soon as possible as I will be leaving in a couple of weeks to drive out to Yellowstone and would like to get the counts submitted before I go.

Thanks again!

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>
www.pbase.com/rook185

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.
 

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Date: 5/11/18 1:58 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Washington County - Alder Flycatcher near Taylorstown
All,


On what turned into an epic short period of the afternoon, I had a singing Alder Flycatcher on Newman Road, literally right by the car. One of my favorite birds anyways, and my first ever in Washington County.


A full report on my birding travels after dinner! The ALFL was at 40.9.1 x 80.22.52 on the lat/long. Was so awesome!


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 5/11/18 11:00 am
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis...>
Subject: purple finch, Wash. county
Just had a purple finch at the sunflower feeder in my back yard, west of Burgettstown.
Yesterday, I spotted an Eastern Kingbird on O-stop road south of Burgettstown.

Washington county,
Cathy Brown
 

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Date: 5/11/18 10:09 am
From: Jane Barnette <00000109bf6facf3-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://topic.picorivera.biz

Jane Barnette
 

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Date: 5/11/18 8:26 am
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
Hi,


I was out of town all week so upon returning home I just had a chance to look at the photos on ebird of a Blue Grosbeak that was reported at Beechwood Farms here in Allegheny County yesterday, May 10.


The bird is a first year male Indigo Bunting. Buntings at this age show rusty brown on the wings and other parts of their body. There is a photo that shows the entire bird (most are in profile with the head turned away) and it's an Indigo Bunting.


Mike Fialkovich

Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/11/18 7:09 am
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: Re: Dickcissel Cumberland County
Make that just south of the intersection of Rock Run and Hunter Road.
I think I need to invest in a compass!
Vern Gauthier

On Fri, May 11, 2018, 10:05 Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...> wrote:

> Greetings,
> There is a Dickcissel singing in a field on Hunter Road just north of the
> intersection with Rock Run Road.
> Best,
> Vern Gauthier
>
 

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Date: 5/11/18 7:06 am
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: Dickcissel Cumberland County
Greetings,
There is a Dickcissel singing in a field on Hunter Road just north of the
intersection with Rock Run Road.
Best,
Vern Gauthier
 

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Date: 5/11/18 6:23 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- May 11, 2018
Highlights this morning included a Swainson’s Thrush enthusiastically singing and 8 kinds of warblers.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.


Frick Park
May 11, 2018
08:00
Traveling
1.75 miles
63 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush -- Singing repeatedly!
1 Wood Thrush
4 American Robin
2 Tennessee Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Cape May Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Orchard Oriole
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 Common Grackle
1 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 33
 

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Date: 5/11/18 6:14 am
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: Prothonotary Warbler Cumberland County
Greetings,
Just had the singing male Prothonotary Warbler first reported by Bob Kuntz
at Cabin Road SGL 169. Singing in the Willows that lines the first pond
just after you enter from the parking area.
Best,
Vern Gaurhier
 

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Date: 5/10/18 4:50 pm
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- May 10, 2018
Highlights this morning included an Eastern Wood-Pewee, a Black-throated Green Warbler singing and hopping around just above my head, and I found the Orchard Oriole again.

Last night above the Colfax School I heard my first Common Nighthawk of the year.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
May 10, 2018
08:00
Traveling
2.04 miles
49 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Good birding, Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- FOY
2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush
9 American Robin
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Orchard Oriole -- 1st summer male. By middle of offleash area just off Riverview Trail.
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 Common Grackle
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 25
 

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Date: 5/10/18 4:29 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler, Clearfield Co.
This morning I located a singing Orange-crowned Warbler along Baker Run between Sabula and Penfield.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 5/10/18 11:29 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Varied Bunting story and lousy photos
Here’s the link to my story on the Varied Bunting and accompanying poor photos:
https://becard.blogspot.com/2018/05/varied-bunting-in-pa-may-7-2018.html
I was thrilled to see this once-in-a-lifetime PA bird. Getting any kind of photos was just icing on the cake.

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
 

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Date: 5/10/18 7:10 am
From: Lewis, Larry <earlybirdtours...>
Subject: Bucktoe Bird Blitz - Chester County
I wanted to invite everybody to the "Bucktoe Bird Blitz" this Saturday, May 12. It's a "big day" all-day, dawn till dusk, event with walks & lunch & drink.
Walks begin at 6am and every 2 hrs.thereafter, with lunch and a Hawk / KITE Watch at Noon sharp between the walks.
Just show up at Bucktoe.... questions contact Larry at <earlybirdtours...> mailto:<earlybirdtours...>
 

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Date: 5/9/18 5:35 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 9, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 539 1145 15054
Osprey 3 9 88
Bald Eagle 19 38 122
Northern Harrier 1 8 79
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 67 652
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 25 117 2387
Red-tailed Hawk 10 25 366
Rough-legged Hawk 2 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 15 308
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 1 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 8 11

Total: 612 1439 19246
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Since there was a nice fallout of birds last night, I was on my own today.
Birders were tramping the trails of Presque Isle to get close looks at the
numerous Passerines dripping from the trees rather than counting dots in
the sky at the hawk watch.


Weather:
Variably to partly cloudy with light SW wind early then occasional bursts
of north cool winds off the lake. Temps. reached the upper 70s

Raptor Observations:
A nice late passage of vultures with few raptors though there was a good
flight of Bald Eagles. Most birds were very high and at the limit of an 8X
binocular. First immature BWs today. Two late Rough-legged hawks were
unexpected. Highlight was what appeared to be a Mississippi Kite circling
very high overhead at 1122 DST. Later, after examining photos I took of
the bird it was not entirely consistent with Mississippi Kite. That is,
the tail seemed a bit short. However, the wings were long, bent at the
wrist, slender and bluntly pointed as it would be in Mississippi Kite. So,
I guess the identity of this one will remain a mystery bird.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a decent movement of Passerines. Observed today were
Double-crested Cormorant--2, Blue Jay--214, Chimney Swift--3, Eastern
Kingbird--4, Barn Swallow--2, Bank Swallow--2, Cape May Warbler--1, Yellow
Warbler--1, Northern Parula--1, American Redstart--1, Rose-breasted
Grosbeak--1, Indigo Bunting--1, Bobolink--37, Baltimore Oriole--17, Purple
Finch--1, American Goldfinch--26, small Passerine--12

Predictions:
SW wind early with clouds then rain likely with a wind shift to the west
and much cooler than today. Maybe some birds before the front passes.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/9/18 4:13 pm
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- May 9, 2018
Was happy to see an Orchard Oriole this morning (while they are seen down in Nine Mike Run, this may be the first time I’ve seen one up on Riverview Hill). Four kinds of warblers were nice too. The Red-eyed Vireos are back & singing up a storm.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
May 9, 2018
07:49
Traveling
2.22 miles
70 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Good birding, Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Red-eyed Vireo -- FOY for here.
1 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Swainson's Thrush
6 American Robin
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
2 Scarlet Tanager
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
1 Orchard Oriole -- FOY; 1st summer male. Seen at overlook above the parkway (e.g., the place where sand and gravel is stockpiled).
2 Baltimore Oriole
1 Common Grackle

Number of Taxa: 24
 

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Date: 5/9/18 3:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 May 2018) 1 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 9 47
Bald Eagle 0 2 21
Northern Harrier 0 2 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 265
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 1 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 32

Total: 1 46 559
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/9/18 11:54 am
From: Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...>
Subject: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 5-9 (Allegheny County)
All,



Had a great walk this morning at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve on our free,
weekly bird and nature hike. The weather was absolutely perfect, many of the
trees where in bloom-from the apples to dogwoods-so a great morning to be at
Beechwood.



Starting at 9 AM this morning we had 11 species of warblers, the highlights
being good looks at adult male Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackburnian
Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green
Warbler, and Chestnut-sided Warbler. Other warblers heard but not observed
visually were Nashville Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black
and White, and Magnolia Warbler.



Most of these birds were found on Violet and Spring Hollow trails.



Other notable species we saw included several stunning looks at two
different Scarlet Tanager males, Broad-winged Hawk (2), Ruby-throated
Hummingbird (several, one perched on a dead snag on Goldenrod Trails), one
very cooperative Wood Thrush, and heard several Grey Catbirds, Baltimore
Oriole, Indigo Buntings, and a loudly calling Pileated Woodpecker. Plus all
of the usual suspects-Towhees, Phoebes, Flicker, et al.



Chris Kubiak| Director of Education

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238

412-963-6100 ext. 12 | aswp.org



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!








 

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Date: 5/9/18 5:39 am
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Remove From Listserve
I don't know if this is how you go about doing it but I would like to stop getting notifications in my email from PABIRDS.Please remove my name from listserve. Thanks Matthew Juskowich
 

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Date: 5/8/18 10:08 pm
From: Holly Dadds Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://apply.cpcdevice.com

Holly Dadds Merker
 

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Date: 5/8/18 3:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 May 2018) 2 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 9 47
Bald Eagle 0 2 21
Northern Harrier 0 2 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 13 265
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 32

Total: 2 45 558
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Compiler: Kirsten Fuller

Counters: Luca Dehelean

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/8/18 10:06 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- May 8, 2018
Highlights this morning included two brilliant red Scarlet Tanagers, a very blue Indigo Bunting, and two Cape May Warblers.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
May 8, 2018
07:55
Traveling
1.73 miles
51 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Good birding, Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush
1 Wood Thrush
9 American Robin
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
2 Cape May Warbler -- Near baseball field
1 Magnolia Warbler
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
2 Scarlet Tanager -- Brilliant males, FOY
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting -- FOY
2 Common Grackle
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 25
 

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Date: 5/8/18 9:52 am
From: Melody McFarland <00000108d232ca7c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lancaster Township
Notable yard birds yesterday in School Lane Hills:

Wood thrush
Black throated blue warbler
Nashville warbler
Group of 8-10 cedar waxwings


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/8/18 8:17 am
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
Several other birders and I were there from sunrise to 10:30. Bird is a
no-show today, and homeowner said was feeding very actively last night.

Zach Millen
New Holland

On Mon, May 7, 2018, 3:21 PM Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:

> Awesome PA bird! Congrats to all who get to see it.
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 6, 2018, at 10:20 PM, Jim H <englishhaus...> wrote:
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Bob Mulvihill called me shortly after 6:30 this evening to kindly ask if
> > I’d like to see a VARIED BUNTING to which I skeptically replied, “Are you
> > for real, they’re from Southwest Texas and Southeastern Arizona! Is it a
> > reliable ID?” He replied with a quick yes, and even better, the bird was
> in
> > Elizabeth, PA, only about a 10 minute drive from our neighborhood. I
> picked
> > up Bob and contacted Geoff Malosh. We arrived at the home and Geoff,
> > Shannon Thompson, Dave Wilton showed up shortly after. We waited about 15
> > minutes before the bird, an adult male in stunning breeding plumage, came
> > in, foraging along the ground below a feeder behind the home.
> >
> > This is an exceptionally rare vagrant, and a PA first record. All present
> > saw the bird. The homeowners are willing to allow visitors but under the
> > following two conditions:
> >
> > 1) All visitors wishing to see the bird need to set up a visit with Dave
> > Wilton who will give further directions involving visit times and parking
> > at a nearby church. Dave may be reached at ‭(412) 848-2372‬.
> >
> > PLEASE CONTACT DAVE FIRST BEFORE SHOWING UP TO SEE THE BIRD! The
> homeowners
> > are generous and willing to let everyone see the bird, but want to
> maintain
> > their sanity. DO NOT SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED!
> >
> > 2) YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING eBIRD HOTSPOT!
> >
> > https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7361442
> >
> > Please DO NOT DROP PERSONAL LOCATIONS in eBird! The homeowners would
> rather
> > the world not know their home location. Dave will give you directions
> > personally.
> >
> > In full disclosure, the bird has now been present at the home for 48
> hours,
> > having been first spotted by the homeowners yesterday. Hopefully,
> everyone
> > will respect the homeowners’ wishes and have a chance to see this amazing
> > rarity!
> >
> > All the best to those of you who chase this bird!
> >
> > Good Birding (and good fortune!),
> > Jim Hausman
> > Allegheny County
> >
> >
> > PS Geoff and I will post pics soon with our lists.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jim Hausman
> > Allegheny Co.
>
 

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Date: 5/8/18 7:47 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: Varied Bunting
Has anyone seen the Varied Bunting today?

Frank Haas
 

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Date: 5/8/18 6:55 am
From: Mike Hamberg <mhamberg...>
Subject: Canada, Cape May at Frick Park, Allegheny
Tons of great birds this morning including 11 different warblers and a
swainson's thrush that caught a worm and then sang beautifully.


Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 6
 

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Date: 5/8/18 3:03 am
From: Vern Gauthier <verngauthier14...>
Subject: PSO Annual Meeting Awards
Greetings,

The PA Society for Ornithology Awards Committee is looking for nominations
for our Poole and Conservation Awards to be given out at our September
Annual Gathering in Meadville (Crawford County). Please see the information
below:



The Earl Poole Award is presented annually to a person or persons who have
made significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s ornithology. This may be
in the form of research, volunteer efforts, publications, field work, or
any other pursuit that has increased our knowledge and understanding of the
birdlife in Pennsylvania. Nominations for the Earl Poole Award should
include the name of the person and their contributions to PA Ornithology. A
list of previous recipients can be found on the PSO website.
https://pabirds.org/index.php/about-us/awards#poole



The Conservation Award is presented to an individual or organization that
has had a positive impact on bird conservation in Pennsylvania. The award
is most often given to an organization or individual from the area that the
Annual Meeting is being held which this year is Crawford County.
Nominations for the Conservation Award should include the name of the
organization/individual along with the contribution that the
organization/individual has made to conservation in PA. Please include the
organizations website if it is applicable. A list of previous recipients
can be found on the PSO website.
https://pabirds.org/index.php/about-us/awards#conservation



Please send all applications no later than May 31 to
<verngauthier14...>



Best,

Vern Gauthier

PSO Vice-President/Award Committee Chairperson
 

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Date: 5/7/18 5:23 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 5/6



Indigo Bunting

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Killdeer







Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>




 

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Date: 5/7/18 4:49 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 May 2018) 3 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 8 46
Bald Eagle 0 2 21
Northern Harrier 0 2 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 2 12 264
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 32

Total: 3 43 556
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/7/18 3:00 pm
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Warblers -- Frick Park -- May 7, 2018
Highlights this morning included a beautiful Blue-winged Warbler and a calling Least Flycatcher, as well as several other warblers.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
May 7, 2018
08:01
Traveling
0.95 miles
46 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
1 Ovenbird
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Common Grackle
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 23
 

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Date: 5/7/18 1:12 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview was busy
All,


I spent (way too much) time at Boyce Mayview this morning into afternoon, and had 66 species, listed below.


Adding to that, I spent nearly an hour each just over the border into Washington County at both Peters Lake Park and the Montour Trail at Valleybrook Rd near Rt 19. My total list for 7:19 am - 1:42 pm is 81 species, including 19 species of warbler (plus the chat). One of my better warbler days ever.


Cheers,


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA


Boyce-Mayview Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
May 7, 2018 9:21 AM - 1:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.25 mile(s)
66 species

Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Bird flushed and then sat in plain view for a couple of minutes
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Bird flushed and then sat in plain view for a couple of minutes
Chimney Swift X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker X Nest on Silvan Ridge Trail
Downy Woodpecker X
Hairy Woodpecker X
Northern Flicker X
Pileated Woodpecker X
Acadian Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
White-breasted Nuthatch X
House Wren X
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 5
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing 3
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 3
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2 Male (didn't know if there was more than one) sang a very off-normal song, and then I heard the regular song lisped under its breath. Very odd.
Magnolia Warbler 6 Probably more
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Blackpoll Warbler 1 Singing an alternate song type
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow X
Field Sparrow X
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow X
Eastern Towhee X
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 In the shrubbery above the meadow. Called it in by mimicking what it was mimicking.
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
Common Grackle X
House Finch X
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45423009
 

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Date: 5/7/18 12:21 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
Awesome PA bird! Congrats to all who get to see it.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 6, 2018, at 10:20 PM, Jim H <englishhaus...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Bob Mulvihill called me shortly after 6:30 this evening to kindly ask if
> I’d like to see a VARIED BUNTING to which I skeptically replied, “Are you
> for real, they’re from Southwest Texas and Southeastern Arizona! Is it a
> reliable ID?” He replied with a quick yes, and even better, the bird was in
> Elizabeth, PA, only about a 10 minute drive from our neighborhood. I picked
> up Bob and contacted Geoff Malosh. We arrived at the home and Geoff,
> Shannon Thompson, Dave Wilton showed up shortly after. We waited about 15
> minutes before the bird, an adult male in stunning breeding plumage, came
> in, foraging along the ground below a feeder behind the home.
>
> This is an exceptionally rare vagrant, and a PA first record. All present
> saw the bird. The homeowners are willing to allow visitors but under the
> following two conditions:
>
> 1) All visitors wishing to see the bird need to set up a visit with Dave
> Wilton who will give further directions involving visit times and parking
> at a nearby church. Dave may be reached at ‭(412) 848-2372‬.
>
> PLEASE CONTACT DAVE FIRST BEFORE SHOWING UP TO SEE THE BIRD! The homeowners
> are generous and willing to let everyone see the bird, but want to maintain
> their sanity. DO NOT SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED!
>
> 2) YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING eBIRD HOTSPOT!
>
> https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7361442
>
> Please DO NOT DROP PERSONAL LOCATIONS in eBird! The homeowners would rather
> the world not know their home location. Dave will give you directions
> personally.
>
> In full disclosure, the bird has now been present at the home for 48 hours,
> having been first spotted by the homeowners yesterday. Hopefully, everyone
> will respect the homeowners’ wishes and have a chance to see this amazing
> rarity!
>
> All the best to those of you who chase this bird!
>
> Good Birding (and good fortune!),
> Jim Hausman
> Allegheny County
>
>
> PS Geoff and I will post pics soon with our lists.
>
>
> --
> Jim Hausman
> Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/7/18 10:20 am
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Townsend Solitaire Huntingdon county. NO
Greg and I spent some time at GReenwood Furnace SP this morning looking for the TOSO. No luck.
Deb
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/7/18 7:07 am
From: Joe Flood <jflood...>
Subject: Chimney Swifts, Rosemont, Delco
We have a large population of Chimney Swifts each year at the school where
I teach in Rosemont. They appeared today for the current season. At least
a dozen so far.

Joe Flood
 

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Date: 5/7/18 7:03 am
From: Lewis Crowell <ltcjac...>
Subject: sightings at Piney Tract (Clarion County )
    Last Saturday (5/5) afternoon at Piney Tract
was fairly productive.  Seen were (numbers are rough
estimates or ignored if common species)
    Red Tailed Hawk, 1
    Northern Harrier- 1   (Finally!)
    Turkey Vultures - a few
    Turkey (only on evidence of fresh tracks)
     Mourning Dove
     Blue Jay
     American Crow
     Common Raven 1
     Tree Swallow   10
     Barn Swallow - a few
     Black-capped  Chickadees  - a few
     White Breasted Nuthatches  a few
     Tufted Titmouse
     Carolina Wren
     House Wen  2
     American  Robin
     Eastern Bluebird  10
     Wood Thrush - heard only
     Grey Catbird 1
     Brown Thrasher - 2
     Palm Warbler - 5
     Yellow Warbler - 2
     Common Yellowthroat - 2
     Nashville Warbler - 2
     Prairie Warbler - 1
     Northern Cardinal
     Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - 2
     DICKCISSEL - 1 persistent singing
     Eastern Towhee - 5
     Chipping Sparrow -8    The Clay-Coloreds
continue to elude me.
     Field Sparrow - 10
     Song Sparrow - 10
     Grasshopper Sparrow - 1
     Henslow's Sparrow 5
     Baltimore Oriole - 2
     Eastern Meadowlark - 1  Pathetically low
numbers.
    Red-Winged Blackbird
    Common Grackle
 

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Date: 5/7/18 5:33 am
From: Dustin Welsh <0000005e30696773-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://help.officecommercial.cleaning
Dustin Welsh
 

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Date: 5/7/18 4:15 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Goldenwing, Blackburnian Franklin
The power line grassy area west of Lindsay Lot Rd has Prairie, Goldenwing
and Blackburnian Warblers this morning.

Great birding!
Bob Keener, Shippensburg
 

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Date: 5/7/18 3:53 am
From: Jim H <englishhaus...>
Subject: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
Shannon Thompson and Dave Wilton report the subject bird continues this
morning. Please see my list serve message from last night for visitation
details. Good luck!

Jim Hausman
Allegheny County
--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/6/18 10:07 pm
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Willets, Clinton Co., Mill Hall, 5/6/18
Yesterday, at mid morning. Carol and Charles Hildebrand and Dave Rockey discovered two Willets at the Central Mountain High School wetlands in Mill Hall, easily observed at the first pond just west of the main entrance to the school. At around 2:30 p.m. they were reported have left the wetlands flying east.

These represent an apparent first Clinton County record.


Wayne Laubscher
Lock Haven
Clinton Co.
<wnlaubscher...>
"Owl be back"
 

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Date: 5/6/18 7:54 pm
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Re: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
Hi folks,

Some photos of the bunting can be seen here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45388226

Good luck to all who try for it!

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Jim H
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2018 22:21
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County

Hello All,

Bob Mulvihill called me shortly after 6:30 this evening to kindly ask if I’d like to see a VARIED BUNTING to which I skeptically replied, “Are you for real, they’re from Southwest Texas and Southeastern Arizona! Is it a reliable ID?” He replied with a quick yes, and even better, the bird was in Elizabeth, PA, only about a 10 minute drive from our neighborhood. I picked up Bob and contacted Geoff Malosh. We arrived at the home and Geoff, Shannon Thompson, Dave Wilton showed up shortly after. We waited about 15 minutes before the bird, an adult male in stunning breeding plumage, came in, foraging along the ground below a feeder behind the home.

This is an exceptionally rare vagrant, and a PA first record. All present saw the bird. The homeowners are willing to allow visitors but under the following two conditions:

1) All visitors wishing to see the bird need to set up a visit with Dave Wilton who will give further directions involving visit times and parking at a nearby church. Dave may be reached at ‭(412) 848-2372‬.

PLEASE CONTACT DAVE FIRST BEFORE SHOWING UP TO SEE THE BIRD! The homeowners are generous and willing to let everyone see the bird, but want to maintain their sanity. DO NOT SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED!

2) YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING eBIRD HOTSPOT!

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7361442

Please DO NOT DROP PERSONAL LOCATIONS in eBird! The homeowners would rather the world not know their home location. Dave will give you directions personally.

In full disclosure, the bird has now been present at the home for 48 hours, having been first spotted by the homeowners yesterday. Hopefully, everyone will respect the homeowners’ wishes and have a chance to see this amazing rarity!

All the best to those of you who chase this bird!

Good Birding (and good fortune!),
Jim Hausman
Allegheny County


PS Geoff and I will post pics soon with our lists.


--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/6/18 7:20 pm
From: Jim H <englishhaus...>
Subject: VARIED BUNTING, Elizabeth, PA, Allegheny County
Hello All,

Bob Mulvihill called me shortly after 6:30 this evening to kindly ask if
I’d like to see a VARIED BUNTING to which I skeptically replied, “Are you
for real, they’re from Southwest Texas and Southeastern Arizona! Is it a
reliable ID?” He replied with a quick yes, and even better, the bird was in
Elizabeth, PA, only about a 10 minute drive from our neighborhood. I picked
up Bob and contacted Geoff Malosh. We arrived at the home and Geoff,
Shannon Thompson, Dave Wilton showed up shortly after. We waited about 15
minutes before the bird, an adult male in stunning breeding plumage, came
in, foraging along the ground below a feeder behind the home.

This is an exceptionally rare vagrant, and a PA first record. All present
saw the bird. The homeowners are willing to allow visitors but under the
following two conditions:

1) All visitors wishing to see the bird need to set up a visit with Dave
Wilton who will give further directions involving visit times and parking
at a nearby church. Dave may be reached at ‭(412) 848-2372‬.

PLEASE CONTACT DAVE FIRST BEFORE SHOWING UP TO SEE THE BIRD! The homeowners
are generous and willing to let everyone see the bird, but want to maintain
their sanity. DO NOT SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED!

2) YOU MUST USE THE FOLLOWING eBIRD HOTSPOT!

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7361442

Please DO NOT DROP PERSONAL LOCATIONS in eBird! The homeowners would rather
the world not know their home location. Dave will give you directions
personally.

In full disclosure, the bird has now been present at the home for 48 hours,
having been first spotted by the homeowners yesterday. Hopefully, everyone
will respect the homeowners’ wishes and have a chance to see this amazing
rarity!

All the best to those of you who chase this bird!

Good Birding (and good fortune!),
Jim Hausman
Allegheny County


PS Geoff and I will post pics soon with our lists.


--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/6/18 6:51 pm
From: Barry Blust <barryblust...>
Subject: Re: White-crowned Sparrow and unusual Black-throated Green Warbler, Allegheny County
Any chance that warbler could be a hybrid between a Cape May and a Black-throated Green?

Barry E. Blust
(from iPad)
Glenmoore, PA
Chester County

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."

-- John Muir


> On May 6, 2018, at 8:30 PM, Amy Henrici <henriciac...> wrote:
>
> The yard bird gods smiled on us once again today with a White-crowned
> Sparrow briefly visiting the feeder while we ate dinner outside. There were
> also two male and a female Orchard Oriole feeding in the blooming apple
> trees this weekend. Earlier in the week I took a photograph of a
> Black-throated Green Warbler that has a chestnut colored cheek patch and a
> very yellow throat. When I looked at the picture and saw the cheek patch, I
> briefly thought that it was a Cape May. I looked at a fair number of
> photographs of Black-throated Green warblers online and did not see any
> with a chestnut cheek patch, though a few had pale yellow throats. Any
> thoughts? Here is my ebird list with a couple documentation photos of the
> warbler. Unfortunately, they are not super sharp.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45168291
>
> Amy Henrici
> Plum Borough
> Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/6/18 6:22 pm
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: FOY Common Nighthawk - Allegheny County
I'm late on this report but yesterday evening around 9:30 there was a Common Nighthawk calling as it flew overhead in Bloomfield, east end of Pittsburgh. There were also a couple other reports from the county last night, all of which I believe are the first this year from the area.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:55 pm
From: Carole Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red-breasted Mergansers
Three Rivers Heritage Trail-Lawrenceville Allegheny Co

Highlights of the walk this morning:
2 female Red-breasted Mergansers
7 yellow warblers. 1 FOY female.
1 yellow-throated warbler singing

Carole Borek

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:54 pm
From: Marge <marvantassel...>
Subject: Baltimore Oriole added to RBGs and Indigo Buntings in yard today;
1 male Baltimore Oriole was checking out my hummingbird feeder today so put
out an orange and grape jelly and suet cake and he had breakfast lunch and
dinner and just a few minutes ago as it was getting dark he brought a
lady-friend;;;yardbirds getting interesting now;;;waiting for a warbler and
phoebe (had nest closeby last year)
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:30 pm
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: White-crowned Sparrow and unusual Black-throated Green Warbler, Allegheny County
The yard bird gods smiled on us once again today with a White-crowned
Sparrow briefly visiting the feeder while we ate dinner outside. There were
also two male and a female Orchard Oriole feeding in the blooming apple
trees this weekend. Earlier in the week I took a photograph of a
Black-throated Green Warbler that has a chestnut colored cheek patch and a
very yellow throat. When I looked at the picture and saw the cheek patch, I
briefly thought that it was a Cape May. I looked at a fair number of
photographs of Black-throated Green warblers online and did not see any
with a chestnut cheek patch, though a few had pale yellow throats. Any
thoughts? Here is my ebird list with a couple documentation photos of the
warbler. Unfortunately, they are not super sharp.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45168291

Amy Henrici
Plum Borough
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:24 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 6, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6 606 14515
Osprey 1 6 85
Bald Eagle 0 19 103
Northern Harrier 0 7 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 59 644
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 0 92 2362
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 356
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 307
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 7 10

Total: 7 827 18634
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Roger Donn, Sam Stull

Visitors:
Roger Donn and Sam Stull assisted. Delores and Joao Taveres stopped for a
visit.


Weather:
Cloudy with a light breeze from the north. Temps. warming to the upper 60s
F

Raptor Observations:
Only seven birds in 2 hours, and only one was a hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron--2, Blue Jay--118, Red-winged Blackbird--12

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with NE wind and cooler. Not likely to be a flight along the
lake.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:04 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Presque Isle S.P., Pa. unless noted otherwise.


Surf Scoter 12; April 30 to at least May 5; Beach 11

Red-necked Grebe 1; May 1; head of Presque Isle Bay

American Bittern up to 7; through the week; Niagara Pond

Least Bittern 1; May 5; Gull Point Trail

Sandhill Crane 1; periodically through the week; east end of the park

Piping Plover pair; all week; Gull Point. this is the returning pair that successfully nested last year.

Willet 40; May 2; Beach 11; record high count for the county

Snowy Owl 1; to at least May 2; Gull Point

Brewster's Warbler 1; May 4; Fry's landing

Clay-colored Sparrow 1; May 5; Fry's landing

Henslow's Sparrow 1; May 5; Thompson Circle; possibly the first confirmed record for the park and the first in the county in many years.

Summer Tanager 1 first year male; May 5; east Erie
1 adult male; May 5; Erie

Dickcissel 1; May 5; Ranger's station; first county record in many years.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/6/18 4:59 pm
From: Daniel Bogar <trichonis...>
Subject:
SET PABIRDS NOMAIL
 

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Date: 5/6/18 4:04 pm
From: Tom Dougherty <tomdoc...>
Subject: Cape May Warbler. FOY
Seen this evening in the Hunters Chase Subdivision

Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg PA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/6/18 11:39 am
From: Nanette Talbot <talbot.nanette...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny Cty Gray catbird
Me too - a pair of gray catbirds on suet feeder! In Wynnewood, Montgomery County, PA

Nanette Talbot
610-246-2076
<talbot.nanette...>






> On May 6, 2018, at 2:15 PM, Dallas DiLeo <dileod...> wrote:
>
> FOY Gray Catbird on suet
>
> Dallas DiLeo
> Pittsburgh South Hills/Mt Lebanon
 

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Date: 5/6/18 11:15 am
From: Dallas DiLeo <dileod...>
Subject: Allegheny Cty Gray catbird
FOY Gray Catbird on suet

Dallas DiLeo
Pittsburgh South Hills/Mt Lebanon
 

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Date: 5/6/18 9:10 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: FOY Tennessee warbler, Washington County
FOY Tennessee warbler in my backyard. A quiet Gray catbird was hanging
around in an apple tree. Baltimore oriole was singing from a high perch.
Numerous Ruby-throated hummingbirds are visiting our feeders. A banded
Carolina chickadee is making use of a nest box.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/6/18 5:52 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Golden-winged and more, May 5 at Schenley, Allegheny
Yesterday was a spectacular day at Schenley Park including a golden-winged warbler along the Serpentine Road.  It was so good I went back a couple of times ... so it took me until now to report it to you.

Morning including golden-winged.  Walked from Bartlett Shelter to the Falloon Trail & up to Serpentine Rd near maintenance building.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45299895

Afternoon along the Golf Course edge + Falloon from the golf course wetland to Westinghouse Fountain:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45318616
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 5/6/18 3:40 am
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Global Big Day, Butler and Lawrence counties
Had 99 species for the day including these 73 from Moraine SP in Butler, Best bird here was Ruffed Grouse!

> Glenn Koppel
Mary Alice Koeneke
Butler, PA.
>
> Moraine SP--Muddy Creek Wetland, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
> May 5, 2018 6:58 AM - 1:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> 73 species
>
> Canada Goose 18
> Wood Duck 11
> Mallard 2
> Ruffed Grouse 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 1
> Great Blue Heron 3
> Green Heron 2
> Turkey Vulture 4
> Osprey 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 3
> Solitary Sandpiper 7
> Mourning Dove 5
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> White-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue-headed Vireo 3
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 12
> American Crow 6
> Tree Swallow 19
> Barn Swallow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 6
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Brown Creeper 2
> House Wren 4
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
> Veery 2
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
> Swainson's Thrush 6
> Wood Thrush 14
> American Robin 4
> Gray Catbird 12
> Ovenbird 26 total for entire 5 mile walk, seen in various locations along trail.
> Northern Waterthrush 7 total for entire 5 mile walk, seen in various locations along trail.
> Blue-winged Warbler 3
> Black-and-white Warbler 3
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 13
> Hooded Warbler 8
> American Redstart 2
> Cape May Warbler 4 seen near each other in pine trees.
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler 26
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 32
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3
> Wilson's Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Field Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 21
> Swamp Sparrow 10
> Eastern Towhee 9
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 16
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 58
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Rusty Blackbird 5
> Common Grackle 21
> Purple Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 11
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45322124
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/5/18 7:18 pm
From: Michelle Kienholz <00000073dc7a3e93-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Brewster's Warbler - Beechwood Farms (Allegheny Co)
After a great 3 Rivers Birding Club outing at Harrison Hills, I decided to stop at Beechwood to pick up some native plants but first went out on the trails to see what warblers were there ... lots of Nashville plus some Tennessee, Black-Throated Green, Magnolia, Ovenbird, Hooded, Yellow-Rumped ... and what I thought, at first quick glance, was a Golden-Winged Warbler (bright gold cap, gray wings), but at my next brief look, I could see the black eye line (thin, like blue-winged), no black on throat or anywhere else on body, white body (did not ever get a good look at entire body, but everything looked white that I could see, though never in direct sunlight) & white wing bars (did not see any gold).


After I had lost him in the dense brush, he started singing: a relatively short, 2-note blue-winged bee-buzz, sometimes with an extra raspberry sound at the end (best way I can describe it). I did not see any Blue-Winged warblers but again saw the hybrid moving around via series quick glimpses on or in the thickets over a wide area. After a burst of activity flitting, foraging, & chipping, he went quiet, and I needed to get back in time to get the plants I came for.


This was near/on the Meadowview trail from above the Pump House up to the edge of the private property bordering Beechwood (I could see a groomed lawn/orchard area beyond the forest edge). There are scattered trees with dense understory - I am afraid I cannot name the plants involved (some trees flowering, but only Nashvilles in those, not the hybrid). There is a deer trail going up toward the private property, with the bird mainly on the left side (when looking up toward the private property). The time was between 3:30-4:10 pm.
 

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Date: 5/5/18 5:11 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 May 2018) 11 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 3 8 46
Bald Eagle 1 2 21
Northern Harrier 2 2 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 5 42
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 262
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 4 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 32

Total: 11 40 553
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Kirsten Fuller

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/5/18 3:14 pm
From: M & K Mannella <mkmannella...>
Subject: Re: Blue Grosbeak, Riverview Trail, Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
We and another birder refound this BLUE GROSBEAK this morning. It is our first time at Frick Park, so my location may be a bit sketchy. We parked on Beechwood blvd and proceeded down Riverview Trail. There is a place not too far down that had a small clearing and some low, dead brush on the left side of the trail. It popped up there and we observed for about 5 minutes. I believe the trail is above a ravine, which is where the other birder saw it and lots of warblers. We were there between 10 and noon today.
Michele
Sent from miPhone

> On May 3, 2018, at 6:09 PM, Matt Webb <matthewmichaelwebb...> wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> Today at about 1PM Amber and I had a BLUE GROSBEAK on a mountain biking
> trail through a meadow, between the Riverview Trail and the Lower Riverview
> Trail!
>
> Photos and complete list of 48 species can be seen here:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45218194
>
> This was the first time I have taken my digital camera with me while
> birding in Pittsburgh... I'll be sure to bring it with me from now on!
>
> The last I have heard, noone has been able to re-find the bird... I'm going
> to go back Saturday morning and see what's around!
>
> Great Birding!
>
> Matt Webb
> Pittsburgh, PA
 

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Date: 5/5/18 3:08 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Bioblitz and Bied Walk, Sweet Arrow Lake Schuylkill Co.
There will be a Bioblitz and Bird Walk, May 12 At Sweet Arrow Lake County
Park Clubhouse, 108 Clubhouse Rd., Pine Grove from Noon - 4:00pm. See the
park website for more information.





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>




 

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Date: 5/5/18 3:00 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Ducks & Com. Loon - Lawrence Co.
This afternoon I was in the Plain Grove area of Lawrence and found five
species of diving ducks and a Common Loon

Mason Rd.

2 Lesser Scaup
1 Bufflehead
1 Common Loon

Shaner Rd.

2 Ring-necked Duck
32 Bufflehead

Vosler Rd.

1 Redhead
1 Red-breasted Merganser

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 5/5/18 2:55 pm
From: Michael Leahy <mrl706...>
Subject: Orioles
I’ve lived in my current home for over 30 years and today was the first
time ever that there was a Northern Oriole and an Orchard Oriole fighting
over one of the Hummingbird feeders in the back yard.
What a spring!

Michael Leahy
Knox, PA
--
*Michael R Leahy*
*Knox, PA*
 

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Date: 5/5/18 2:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (05 May 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 5
TV 0 0 112
OS 0 0 42
BE 0 0 5
NH 0 0 3
SS 0 0 45
CH 0 0 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 16
BW 0 0 477
RT 0 0 123
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 35
AK 0 0 8
ML 0 0 2
PG 0 0 1
UA 0 0 2
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 18

Total: 0 0 926
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
10 including Bob Nies of Pittsburgh; Dave James of Sarver; Joanne Tuite of
Central City.


Weather:
No sun. `100% cloud cover.
Visibility 27 km with haze.
Temp 14-15 degrees C.
Average wind velocity 8 to 10 mph out of the SSE.

Raptor Observations:
No migrating raptors.
Many non-migrating RT's and TV's/

Non-raptor Observations:
tree swallows, 4 turkeys in valley field, ruby-throated hummingbird,
towhee, blue jays, indigo bunting, chipping sparrow, cardinal, tufted
titmouse.

Predictions:
RAIN forecast for all day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=111
 

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Date: 5/5/18 1:37 pm
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Sora, Warblers, and other Spring migrants. Lancaster county
On my walk this morning before church, I had a flyover Common Loon, a Cape May Warbler, a Northern Waterthrush, a Scarlet Tanager, a Bobolink, and a Solitary Sandpiper.
After church, I headed up to Middle Creek. What an awesome day! I walked Laurel Road, where I had 10 species of Warblers, including Blackburnian! I also had, Yellow-throated Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and Great Crested Flycatcher. Then I decided to check out the water. One of the ponds had a couple of shorebirds in it, so I stopped to see what they were. I am so glad I did! While trying to find one of the shorebirds with my binoculars, I spotted a Sora foraging along the far edge! The shorebirds were Lesser Yellowlegs, but I had 3 Wilson's Snipe in the pond on the opposite side of the road. At a pond near stop 1, I had two Least Sandpipers. I ended my day with 80 species!

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 5/5/18 1:19 pm
From: Pabirder1974 <pabirder1974...>
Subject: Dickcissel and henslows at pisp Erie
My friend Amanda Lovely texted me two pics she saw a henslows sparrow near thompson circle and a male Dickcissel at the feeders at the ranger station at presque isle state park.

Talk about her luck!!!

Passing info along for her

Shawn collins
Crawford county

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/5/18 12:58 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 5, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 174 600 14509
Osprey 1 5 84
Bald Eagle 9 19 103
Northern Harrier 1 7 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 59 644
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 5 92 2362
Red-tailed Hawk 1 15 356
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 307
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 7 10

Total: 194 820 18627
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Roger Donn

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor and Roger Donn assisted with the count. Lots of visitors
including Bob Mulvihill with a bus load of about 35 birders from the
Pittsburgh area, Julie Dell and three of her birding students, Linda
McWilliams, Ruth Swaney, Bob Grubbs, and Sam Stull. This was a good day to
hand out some hawk watch flyers designed and made by HMANA.


Weather:
Variably cloudy with SW wind to 10 mph until mid-day then switching to NW
to 5 mph. Low 70s F

Raptor Observations:
An improvement with vulture movement over the past several days, but still
a poor showing of hawks. The wind shift change shut the flight down.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant--40, Red-headed Woodpecker--1, Cliff Swallow--1,
Chimney Swift--6, Eastern Kingbird--1, Blue Jay--83, Yellow-rumped
Warbler--1, Yellow Warbler--1, American Goldfinch--5, Common Green
Darner--5

Predictions:
Cloudy and mild with SSE wind until around mid-day when the winds again
shift around to the north. Maybe a trickle of birds in the morning before
the wind direction change.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/5/18 9:39 am
From: Doug Filler <d.filler...>
Subject:
The following were seen in the morning Bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol PA.

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
May 5, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling 0.8
Participants: e
Comments: Warblers everywhere. Great looks at Black-throated Blue, and a Veery.
52 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 12
Mallard 4
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Laughing Gull 50
Mourning Dove 4
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 4
Warbling Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
crow sp. 1
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 2
Wood Thrush 6
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 14
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 6
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 5
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 6
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45293941

Doug Filler
Levittown
 

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Date: 5/5/18 7:45 am
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 4/4



Spotted Sandpiper

Cedar Waxwing

E. kingbird

Am. Redstart

Hummingbird

Veery

Ovenbird Woodthrush

Scarlet Tanager





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>












 

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Date: 5/4/18 5:35 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 4, 2018
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 4,
2018 - 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

I happened to look at the hummingbird feeder this evening and saw a male,
then another chased away by the first and while they were away, a female
landed and fed. Seven Rose-breasted Grosbeaks today, 4 males and 3
females, a high count for our yard. Baltimore Orioles continue to feed and
sing. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney



Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
May 4, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
21 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 FOY 2 males, 1 female
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 6
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 7 4 males, 3 females
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 15

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45266230

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
 

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Date: 5/4/18 5:16 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Orchard oriole comments, Koch property, Northampton County
As I was sitting on the deck Wednesday, the 2nd, around 6 pm suddenly an adult male orchard oriole dropped out of the sky down into the Buddleia alternifolia bush above the backyard feeders. Its chestnut coloring stood out in the late day sunlight. But then I noticed yellow a few feet away in the same bush, and I ignored it thinking it was one of the 40+ goldfinches I've been seeing. But when it moved further out in the bush I actually looked at it and saw that it was a young male orchard. The two of them sat there for about 10 minutes, not moving, and then they flew off together. I often have orchards and Baltimores nesting here in the yard and fields, but these two moved on. Also, I've been seeing Baltimores off and on for the last 10 days.   Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 5/4/18 3:37 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 4, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 23 426 14335
Osprey 1 4 83
Bald Eagle 1 10 94
Northern Harrier 3 6 77
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 58 643
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 12 87 2357
Red-tailed Hawk 2 14 355
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 14 307
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 9

Total: 52 626 18433
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Joe Susi, Ruth Swaney


Weather:
Cloudy becoming variably cloudy then becoming clear Record breaking 84 F
dropping to the mid-60s F.

Raptor Observations:
Continued slow even with warm SW wind. Birds stayed near the lake and
often came through very high even when cloud cover was heavy. Birds all but
stopped flying after 1030 DST.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant--7, Great Blue Heron--1, Green Heron--1, Great
Egret--1, Lesser Yellowlegs--7, Blue Jay--90, Chimney
Swift--1,Yellow-rumped Warbler--2, Yellow Warbler--1, warbler
species--2,Baltimore Oriole--1, Bobolink--3, American Goldfinch--5

Predictions:
Mostly sunny and mild with SW wind early becoming westerly by 11:00 DST.
The potential for a good flight not expected since the last few days have
produced few birds.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/4/18 2:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 May 2018) Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 43
Bald Eagle 0 1 20
Northern Harrier 0 0 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 41
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 262
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 31

Total: 0 29 542
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.42 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/4/18 2:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (03 May 2018) 2 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 43
Bald Eagle 1 1 20
Northern Harrier 0 0 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 41
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 262
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 31

Total: 2 29 542
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Kirsten Fuller

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/4/18 1:08 pm
From: DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...>
Subject: Northampton County Canada warbler
A Canada Warbler was heard and seen flying in and out of a brushy area that
is on the Little Bushkill Creek. This area is a short distance up hill from
the
Plainfield Township Rec Trail. This is right off Knitter's Hill road.

Also seen
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Wood Thrush
Northern Rough Winged Swallow
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat Warbler
Canada Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Oriole

Kathy Sieminski
Plainfield Township
Northampton County
Nazareth
 

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Date: 5/4/18 10:45 am
From: Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Monroe Co.---Sedge Wren
After consulting lots of books and audios, I'm 99% sure its a Sedge Wren. Behavior, habitat, description and especially call note all match. Bird was nor relocated this morning, but then again it's a big wet meadow.

Photos and my comments can all be seen by clicking on the link;

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45236230;

Bruce Johnson...Mount Pocono, Monroe Co.
 

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Date: 5/4/18 10:41 am
From: Jim H <englishhaus...>
Subject: Re: 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants!
Hello All,

Like Sameer, I too birded Frick Park this morning. The low clouds kept the
birds down and the brief spouts of rain created mini fallouts throughout
the park. I tallied 19 species of warblers as well with highlights
including a male Cape May and a few Tennessee warblers in the meadow area,
a male Bay-breasted and a Blue-winged Warbler at the intersection of Falls
Ravine, Riverview, and Lower Riverview trails, Cerulean Warbler at the
meeting of Fire Lane and Riverview trails, Black-and-white, Black-throated
Blue, Hooded, Northern Parula and Palm along Falls Ravine, Prairie Warbler
near the mulch and stone depot along Riverview Trail/Off-Leash Area. Common
Yellowthroat and Yellow Warbler were along the Nine Mile Run Area and
Nashville and Yellow-rumped Warblers were everywhere! Oddly, I did not see
one American Redstart or Ovenbird. Perhaps more interesting was a lone
Forster’s Tern that I spotted flying northeast through my binocular view
while I was looking at two Blackburnian Warblers in the canopy. A lone
Herring Gull also flew over the park this morning. Of interest was also a
pair of Great-crested Flycatchers that put down near the Blue-winged
Warbler during a brief shower. I tallied 65 species in nearly 5 hours.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45252099

Good Birding,
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.



On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 1:11 PM Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> wrote:

> Sewickley Park in Allegheny Co. was loaded with birds today as well.
> Started birding before dawn and came away with 62 species and 19 warblers
> despite missing yellow, yellowthroat, and yellow-throated.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45243998
>
> Good birding,
> Geoff
>
> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Sameer Apte <
> <sameerapte1...> </div><div>Date:05/04/2018 12:54 (GMT-05:00)
> </div><div>To: <PABIRDS...> </div><div>Subject: [PABIRDS] 5/4
> Pittsburgh migrants! </div><div>
> </div>Hi all,
> I birded Frick Park this morning, walking from the Environmental Center
> around Riverview Hill to the slag heaps, and back up the other side of
> Riverview Hill toward the center. The previously reported Blue Grosbeak, as
> expected, was not present, but there was exceptional warbler activity
> throughout the park. I counted 19 species of warblers, with the following
> highlights:
> 1 Blue-winged Warbler, along the Nine Mile Run trail just south of the
> I-376 bridge
> A Blackburnian Warbler and a Cerulean Warbler at the junction of the
> Firelane and Riverview trails
> Two singing Bay-breasted Warblers on the Lower Riverview Trail
> A Black-throated Blue Warbler on the trail from Falls Ravine up toward
> Riverview Hill
> A Yellow-throated Vireo at the Frick Environmental Center
>
> I totaled 63 species in 4 hours at Frick Park.
>
> On my way home from the bus stop, walking by the hedge at CMU's Doherty
> Apartments I noticed some movement inside. There was a Northern Waterthrush
> and a Wood Thrush. A good way to cap off a good morning of birding.
>
> Good birding,
> Sameer Apte
>
--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/4/18 10:40 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 5/4/2018
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* May 4, 2018
* PAEA1805.04
- Birds mentioned

AMERICAN BITTERN
VIRGINIA RAIL
SORA
LONG-TAILED DUCK
ROSS’S GOOSE
RED-THROATED LOON
SNOWY EGRET
RED-NECKED GREBE

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 4th at 1:00 PM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .

There will be a field trip to the Trexler Nature Preserve on May 5th. Meet
at the Lehigh Valley Zoo parking lot at 7:00 AM. Trip leader will be
Brandon Swayser.

There will also be a field trip to Jacobsburg State Park on May 6th. Meet
at the Henry’s Woods parking lot at the parking at 7:30 AM. Trip leader
will be Mike Schall.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
AMERICAN BITTERNS – 2 on 5/3.

Sightings from EAST BANGOR DAM, Northampton County:
VIRGINIA RAILS – 3 on 5/3
SORA – 1 on 5/3.

Sightings from the WIND GAP area, Northampton County:
Whip-poor-will – 1 on 5/3.

Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
LONG-TAILED DUCK – 1 on 5/3 and 5/4.

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple’s Pond:
ROSS’S GOOSE – 1 to at least 5/1
Merlin – 1 on 5/4.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 to at least 4/27.

Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 4/28 and 4/29.

Sightings from QUAKERTOWN SWAMP, Bucks County:
AMERICAN BITTERNS – 4 on 5/1.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
SNOWY EGRET – 1 on 4/28.

Sightings from GIVING POND, Bucks County:
RED-NECKED GREBE – 1 on 4/27.

- End transcript
 

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Date: 5/4/18 10:19 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Warblers, Boyce-Mayview, Allegheny County
Good warbler activity at Boyce-Mayview this morning:

Black-and-white warbler
Black-throated green warbler
Black-throated blue warbler
Cerulean warbler
Hooded warbler
Magnolia warbler
Nashville warbler
Palm warbler
Pine warbler
Yellow warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler
Yellow-throated warbler

Other highlights included: numerous Wood thrushes, a Hermit thrush,
Great-crested flycatcher (which put on quite the show), Baltimore oriole,
Scarlet tanager.

I'm sure I have left something out. It was sensory overload!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/4/18 10:11 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Re: 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants!
Sewickley Park in Allegheny Co. was loaded with birds today as well. Started birding before dawn and came away with 62 species and 19 warblers despite missing yellow, yellowthroat, and yellow-throated. 

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45243998

Good birding,
Geoff

<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> </div><div>Date:05/04/2018 12:54 (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: <PABIRDS...> </div><div>Subject: [PABIRDS] 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants! </div><div>
</div>Hi all,
I birded Frick Park this morning, walking from the Environmental Center
around Riverview Hill to the slag heaps, and back up the other side of
Riverview Hill toward the center. The previously reported Blue Grosbeak, as
expected, was not present, but there was exceptional warbler activity
throughout the park. I counted 19 species of warblers, with the following
highlights:
1 Blue-winged Warbler, along the Nine Mile Run trail just south of the
I-376 bridge
A Blackburnian Warbler and a Cerulean Warbler at the junction of the
Firelane and Riverview trails
Two singing Bay-breasted Warblers on the Lower Riverview Trail
A Black-throated Blue Warbler on the trail from Falls Ravine up toward
Riverview Hill
A Yellow-throated Vireo at the Frick Environmental Center

I totaled 63 species in 4 hours at Frick Park.

On my way home from the bus stop, walking by the hedge at CMU's Doherty
Apartments I noticed some movement inside. There was a Northern Waterthrush
and a Wood Thrush. A good way to cap off a good morning of birding.

Good birding,
Sameer Apte
 

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Date: 5/4/18 9:54 am
From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...>
Subject: 5/4 Pittsburgh migrants!
Hi all,
I birded Frick Park this morning, walking from the Environmental Center
around Riverview Hill to the slag heaps, and back up the other side of
Riverview Hill toward the center. The previously reported Blue Grosbeak, as
expected, was not present, but there was exceptional warbler activity
throughout the park. I counted 19 species of warblers, with the following
highlights:
1 Blue-winged Warbler, along the Nine Mile Run trail just south of the
I-376 bridge
A Blackburnian Warbler and a Cerulean Warbler at the junction of the
Firelane and Riverview trails
Two singing Bay-breasted Warblers on the Lower Riverview Trail
A Black-throated Blue Warbler on the trail from Falls Ravine up toward
Riverview Hill
A Yellow-throated Vireo at the Frick Environmental Center

I totaled 63 species in 4 hours at Frick Park.

On my way home from the bus stop, walking by the hedge at CMU's Doherty
Apartments I noticed some movement inside. There was a Northern Waterthrush
and a Wood Thrush. A good way to cap off a good morning of birding.

Good birding,
Sameer Apte
 

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Date: 5/4/18 9:52 am
From: Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...>
Subject: Todd Nature Reserve 5/4 (Butler Co.)
Had a great day birding this morning at Audubon Society of Western
Pennsylvania's Todd Nature Reserve in Buffalo Township, Butler County. As
part of our weekly Friday Todd walks we found 14 species of warbler
(Ovenbird, Hooded, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Kentucky,
Nashville, Black & White, Worm-eating, Yellow-rump, Blackburnian, Louisiana
Waterthrush, Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, Common Yellowthroat), 4 species of
Thrushes (Wood, Hermit, Veery, Swainson), also 1 First of the Season Eastern
Wood Pewee, 1 Indigo Bunting, 2 Catbirds, and 2 female Scarlet Tanagers.
Also of note was one each of Pileated Woodpecker and Northern Flicker, and
several White-throated Sparrows.



The only raptor was a calling broad-winged Hawk which breed on the reserve.
And good numbers of the usual suspects (Towhees, Phoebes, etc.) were also
noted on the walk.



ASWP's Todd walk is every Friday, rain or shine, at 9 am starting in the
parking lot area.



Chris Kubiak| Director of Education

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238

412-963-6100 ext. 12 | aswp.org



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!








 

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Date: 5/4/18 9:38 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: clarion
1 EARED GREBE & 9 COMMON TERN @ Kahle Lake.

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 5/4/18 8:52 am
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Semipalmated sandpiper allegheny
Early semipalmated sandpiper currently at Wingfield pines. Matthew Juskowich Allegheny county
 

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Date: 5/4/18 7:45 am
From: Carole Borek <0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: eBird -- Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville -- May 4, 2018 Allegheny Co
Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville
May 4, 2018
8:37 AM
Traveling
0.60 miles
123 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

3 Canada Goose
1 Turkey Vulture
2 Herring Gull
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
2 Northern Flicker
2 Warbling Vireo
5 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush
8 American Robin
7 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 European Starling
1 Magnolia Warbler
6 Yellow Warbler
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
5 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 26


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/4/18 6:42 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Cape May Warblers - York County
I don't mean to brag but I have three Cape May Warblers here this morning bathing in the stream. Pretty exciting as I think these are the first for the yard in the 18 years we have been here. Also, Northern Parula, Blue-headed Vireo, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow-rumps, an Indigo Bunting and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

A great birding day! Good luck to all of you!

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>
www.pbase.com/rook185

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.
 

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Date: 5/4/18 5:49 am
From: Lee Wells <lwells4...>
Subject: Schuylkill County yard birds
Since Thursday we have the following new birds in our yard.
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1


Audrey & Lee Wells
Pine Grove, PA
 

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Date: 5/4/18 4:54 am
From: Hayley Kile <pezolut...>
Subject: Hummingbird at feeder!
We spotted a ruby- throated hummingbird at the ornamental quince yesterday, made a quick batch of sugar water and put up the feeder and there she was this morning.
Jen and Hayley
Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/3/18 8:05 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Tree Swallows Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
A single Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Female) visited the bird feeders this morning.
Although, Tree Swallows have been back for a while today is the first they came to the yard. This afternoon, they seemed to have settled on one of the bird houses.  

Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 5/3/18 6:05 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Shorebirds-Washington county
Tonight behind the doctor's offices at Canonsburg Lake:

2 Least Sandpipers

4 Spotted Sandpipers

3 Solitary Sandpipers

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 5/3/18 5:38 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Allegheny County Blue Grosbeak--NO
Hi,


I searched for the Blue Grosbeak at Frick Park in Pittsburgh this evening and didn't find it. I didn't look in the location Matt found it because others were not finding it there and he said it was moving around a lot. I searched below the hill from there in the wetlands area where there is extensive brushy habitat, thinking it might have settled there.


I did have a nice pair of Orchard Orioles and heard a Great Crested Flycatcher calling. Also heard a Wood Thrush singing. I try to hold on to every minute during spring migration.


This was the second record of Blue Grosbeak at Frick Park. The previous was 10 May 1996. Hard to believe last Sunday was overcast with temperatures just below 40 degrees.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/3/18 5:11 pm
From: Paul Blank <paulblank...>
Subject: Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
Wingspan is former Polaris Optics. I just bought my son a pair of Wingspan GoHawks on Amazon for about $70 with free shipping. The first pair was damaged in shipping - free return shipping on Amazon Prime and second pair was excellent. Includes a lifetime no hassle warranty (unheard of at that price point). They perform just a little under my $200 Bushnell Legend L series HD in low light, but an impressive bin for the price. Obviously my Bushnells also underperform compared to higher priced bins, but are very close to Nikon Monarchs side by side. In optics you get what you pay for, but for $70 these bins are impressive. Very crisp image, good & easy focus, waterproof, fog proof (ish) and lifetime warranty is a huge plus. Bushnell is great with their no questions asked lifetime warranty - I have no experience yet with Wingspan’s warranty.

Along with that they have a 30 day satisfaction return policy so you can’t go wrong. They also have higher priced bins that I assume are even better.

A good starter bin in my opinion.

Paul Blank

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 3, 2018, at 4:38 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> I posted recently about all the problems with Leica. It's refreshing (make that astonishing) if one unnamed anonymous soul out there got good service from Leica, but Linda Matula's service could have been written by my wife. No service, nasty people and still no bins during May migration.
>
>
> She sent in her bins more than three months ago, and they're still jerking her around. She also got an argument from a very nasty woman from Leica YESTERDAY about the poor service. They were supposed to phone today with a timeline for return, and did not even call back.
>
>
>
> We have Zeiss bins also, and they have been very good about service.
>
>
>
> I would never recommend Leica as a company or their bins, when there are so many good optics out there for a LOT less money.
>
>
>
> Jerry Kruth for Linda Goodfellow-Kruth
>
> Pittsburgh
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thu, May 3, 2018 10:19 am
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
>
> Leica just repaired my 2004 Ultravid (7X42) under the Passport warranty. Total time was 2 months and the bin looks brand new. All I paid was shipping both ways. Excellent service, IMHO.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Linda Matula" <parulaone...>
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:12:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
>
> I have sent my Leica 8x42s, with Passport warranty, to Allendale, NJ for repair, or adjustment and cleaning two times. Both times took a very long time to return and once with a heated argument with a lady there regarding whether the repair would be covered.
>
> When I was sending my Zeiss to that company to be cleaned and adjusted once a year, they were returned in about
>
> My Leicas currently need cleaning and adjustment, but I'm hesitant to send them back to the company.
>
> Linda Matula
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
>>
>> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
>>
>> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
>> York, PA
>> <rook185...>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>>>
>>>
>>> jk
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>>
>>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>>
>>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>>
>>> Good luck in your selection!
>>>
>>> Take care and Good Birding,
>>> Deuane Hoffman
>>> Harrisburg, PA
>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Sherri and all,
>>>>
>>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>>
>>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>>
>>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>>
>>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>>> Dave DeReamus
>>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>>
>>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>>
>>>> sherri
>>>> North Bangor, PA
>>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Take care,
>>> Deuane Hoffman
>>> Harrisburg, PA
>>> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 4:38 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 5/3



Eagle

Osprey

Kestrel

Kingfisher

Wooduck

Brown Creeper

Baltimore Oriole

Pine Siskin

Ovenbird

Woodthrush

Pine Warbler

N. Parula

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Yellow-rumped Wabler

Cowbird

Catbird

E. Kingbird







Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>




 

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Date: 5/3/18 3:09 pm
From: Matt Webb <matthewmichaelwebb...>
Subject: Blue Grosbeak, Riverview Trail, Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Hey all,

Today at about 1PM Amber and I had a BLUE GROSBEAK on a mountain biking
trail through a meadow, between the Riverview Trail and the Lower Riverview
Trail!

Photos and complete list of 48 species can be seen here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45218194

This was the first time I have taken my digital camera with me while
birding in Pittsburgh... I'll be sure to bring it with me from now on!

The last I have heard, noone has been able to re-find the bird... I'm going
to go back Saturday morning and see what's around!

Great Birding!

Matt Webb
Pittsburgh, PA
 

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Date: 5/3/18 2:33 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Washington County - SGL 232 - lots of birds!
All,


Spent 3+ hours this morning around Taylorstown and the 232 gamelands. Missed out on a lot, including very easy species, but still got a total of 73 species for the morning. Highlights included:


Eastern Kingbird - they ALL came back overnight...I had at least 7

Acadian Flycatcher - 2 singing, kind of early

Great Crested Flycatcher - 3


Warbling Vireo - 3

Yellow-throated Vireo - 8

Red-eyed Vireo - 5+

White-eyed Vireo - 1


Wood Thrush - numerous

Eastern Bluebird - 4

Swainson's Thrush - 1


Yellow Warbler - everywhere

Common Yellowthroat - 4-6

American Redstart - ridiculous numbers of them...counted at least 27 singing, and there had to be many more

Blue-winged Warbler - 1 singing male in a forest edge at eye level

Northern Parula - 2, neither singing a typical song. One was the double zur-zur zoo-zoo zee-zee up; the other a very odd alternate

Yellow-throated Warbler - 4 singing

Black-and-white Warbler - 1 singing

Cerulean Warbler - 4 singing...usually, I have 8-12 this time of year, but they're late

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 calling. Right, not a warbler anymore. Still a bird.

Louisiana Waterthrush - 4

Hooded Warbler - 2


Orchard Oriole - 2+

Baltimore Oriole - 6+


Swamp Sparrow - 2

Savannah Sparrow - 1

White-throated Sparrow - 3


Ring-necked Pheasant - 1 male in typical habitat...standing on the side of the road


Indigo Bunting - 1 singing


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 5/3/18 2:19 pm
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
I had to send my 17 year old Swarovski binos in for service last year and they turned them around in two weeks and obviously no charge as they have a lifetime warranty.

Glenn Koppel
Butler, PA.
<macatilly...>


> On May 3, 2018, at 4:38 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> I posted recently about all the problems with Leica. It's refreshing (make that astonishing) if one unnamed anonymous soul out there got good service from Leica, but Linda Matula's service could have been written by my wife. No service, nasty people and still no bins during May migration.
>
>
> She sent in her bins more than three months ago, and they're still jerking her around. She also got an argument from a very nasty woman from Leica YESTERDAY about the poor service. They were supposed to phone today with a timeline for return, and did not even call back.
>
>
>
> We have Zeiss bins also, and they have been very good about service.
>
>
>
> I would never recommend Leica as a company or their bins, when there are so many good optics out there for a LOT less money.
>
>
>
> Jerry Kruth for Linda Goodfellow-Kruth
>
> Pittsburgh
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thu, May 3, 2018 10:19 am
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
>
> Leica just repaired my 2004 Ultravid (7X42) under the Passport warranty. Total time was 2 months and the bin looks brand new. All I paid was shipping both ways. Excellent service, IMHO.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Linda Matula" <parulaone...>
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:12:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
>
> I have sent my Leica 8x42s, with Passport warranty, to Allendale, NJ for repair, or adjustment and cleaning two times. Both times took a very long time to return and once with a heated argument with a lady there regarding whether the repair would be covered.
>
> When I was sending my Zeiss to that company to be cleaned and adjusted once a year, they were returned in about
>
> My Leicas currently need cleaning and adjustment, but I'm hesitant to send them back to the company.
>
> Linda Matula
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
>>
>> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
>>
>> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
>> York, PA
>> <rook185...>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>>>
>>>
>>> jk
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>>
>>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>>
>>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>>
>>> Good luck in your selection!
>>>
>>> Take care and Good Birding,
>>> Deuane Hoffman
>>> Harrisburg, PA
>>>
>>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Sherri and all,
>>>>
>>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>>
>>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>>
>>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>>
>>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>>> Dave DeReamus
>>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>>
>>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>>
>>>> sherri
>>>> North Bangor, PA
>>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Take care,
>>> Deuane Hoffman
>>> Harrisburg, PA
>>> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 1:38 pm
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning-Leica N
I posted recently about all the problems with Leica. It's refreshing (make that astonishing) if one unnamed anonymous soul out there got good service from Leica, but Linda Matula's service could have been written by my wife. No service, nasty people and still no bins during May migration.


She sent in her bins more than three months ago, and they're still jerking her around. She also got an argument from a very nasty woman from Leica YESTERDAY about the poor service. They were supposed to phone today with a timeline for return, and did not even call back.



We have Zeiss bins also, and they have been very good about service.



I would never recommend Leica as a company or their bins, when there are so many good optics out there for a LOT less money.



Jerry Kruth for Linda Goodfellow-Kruth

Pittsburgh




-----Original Message-----
From: jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thu, May 3, 2018 10:19 am
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning

Leica just repaired my 2004 Ultravid (7X42) under the Passport warranty. Total time was 2 months and the bin looks brand new. All I paid was shipping both ways. Excellent service, IMHO.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Matula" <parulaone...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:12:45 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning

I have sent my Leica 8x42s, with Passport warranty, to Allendale, NJ for repair, or adjustment and cleaning two times. Both times took a very long time to return and once with a heated argument with a lady there regarding whether the repair would be covered.

When I was sending my Zeiss to that company to be cleaned and adjusted once a year, they were returned in about

My Leicas currently need cleaning and adjustment, but I'm hesitant to send them back to the company.

Linda Matula

Sent from my iPad

> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
>
> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>>
>>
>> jk
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>
>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>
>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>
>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>
>> Good luck in your selection!
>>
>> Take care and Good Birding,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>>
>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sherri and all,
>>>
>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>
>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>
>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>> Dave DeReamus
>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>>
>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>
>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>
>>> sherri
>>> North Bangor, PA
>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Take care,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 11:36 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 3, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 28 403 14312
Osprey 0 3 82
Bald Eagle 0 9 93
Northern Harrier 0 3 74
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 50 635
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 8 75 2345
Red-tailed Hawk 1 12 353
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 13 306
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 9

Total: 46 574 18381
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor helped spot birds. Joao Taveres, Linda McWilliams, and
Bonnie Ginader.


Weather:
Variably cloudy becoming cloudy later with rain arriving. SSW to 15 mph
and warm.

Raptor Observations:
Despite the desirable winds, very few birds observed, but what was moving
was right along the lake. Rain arrived around mid-day shutting down the
watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant--35, Great Blue Heron--1, Blue Jay--7.
Yellow-rumped Warbler--2, American Goldfinch--4. Common Green Darner--1

Predictions:
Continued SSW wind with a 60% chance of showers. Probably not unlike
today.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 11:13 am
From: Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...>
Subject: Scarlet Tanager
There is a scarlet tanager singing at Duff Park, Murrysville, Westmoreland
County.

Tammy Deemer
 

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Date: 5/3/18 11:11 am
From: Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...>
Subject: Re: Scarlet Tanager
On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...> wrote:

> There is a scarlet Tanager singing at Duff Park, Murrysville, Allegheny
> county.
>
> Tammy Deemer
>

Actually, that is Westmoreland County.

>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 11:10 am
From: Tammy Deemer <tdeemer227...>
Subject: Scarlet Tanager
There is a scarlet Tanager singing at Duff Park, Murrysville, Allegheny
county.

Tammy Deemer
 

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Date: 5/3/18 10:25 am
From: Kimberly Springer <springer0707...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Mercer County
I put out the feeder yesterday, and a ruby-throated hummingbird showed up
today. Put your feeders out!

Kim Springer
Mercer, PA (Mercer County
 

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Date: 5/3/18 10:14 am
From: Donna Collett <dcollett57...>
Subject: Neotropics + Beaver County
The Lake Trail at Raccoon Creek SP was teaming with birds this morning. I
was there from 9-12:00 and didn't know which direction to look first there
was so much activity.
Northern Rough winged Swallows , Phoebes, and Kingfishers were hunting the
creek. One great blue Heron flew by with twigs.
Wood thrush and Ovenbirds were competing along the trail.
Blue gray Gnatcatchers were abundant and nest building.
Had one White eyed Video and one Red eyed Vireo. If they would ever cross
breed would it make a Pink eyed Video?
Also one Blue headed Vireo and one Yellow throated Vireo. They would make a
Green headed Vireo, lol.
As for Warblers:
Yellow and Common Yellowthroat were everywhere
Hooded -4
Northern Parula-2
Cerelean-1
Blue winged-3
Black and White-1
Black throated Green-2
American Redstart-4
Yellow throated-1

Scarlet Tanager -3 male and 1 female
Rose breasted Grosbeaks-4 male and 2 female
Baltimore Orioles-2 male
Eastern Towhee - males everywhere, 1-female
Plus all the regular residents.

The chorus mixed with wildflowers and a breeze made for a lovely day.

Donna Collett
Beaver County
 

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Date: 5/3/18 10:08 am
From: John Baird <jbaird...>
Subject: unsubscribe
unsubscribe
 

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Date: 5/3/18 10:01 am
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Willet Allegheny County
Currently at Allegheny Land Trust Wingfield Pines. Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 5/3/18 9:40 am
From: Dave Luning Sr <dluningsr...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
Recently, I have seen advertisements for Wingspan Optics . Does anyone have experience or comments regarding quality

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
>
> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>>
>>
>> jk
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>
>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>
>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>
>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>
>> Good luck in your selection!
>>
>> Take care and Good Birding,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>>
>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sherri and all,
>>>
>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>
>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>
>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>> Dave DeReamus
>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>>
>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>
>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>
>>> sherri
>>> North Bangor, PA
>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Take care,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 9:16 am
From: colleen snow <c.snow357...>
Subject: Re: Blue Jay/ Cooper’s
Hi Ann

I had heard of blue jays mimicking raptor calls for a few years. One day
while making a seed delivery to a customer, I heard a Red-tail Hawk
calling. Looking up, I didn't see anything and then realized the blue jay
in the tree across the street was doing it. I've since heard/seen jays do
a few more times. Amazing birds!

Colleen Snow
Middlesex, NJ
Wild Bird Kingdom

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 7:53 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:

> As I was feeding the birds this morning I thought I had a Cooper’s hawk
> doing its alarm call in the tree above me. Turns out it was a blue jay
> seemingly mimicking a Cooper’s perhaps to keep other birds away from the
> feeders????
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/3/18 8:50 am
From: Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...>
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow, Northampton
Lincoln's Sparrow at Jacobsburg Visitor Center at this morning.

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
Email: <rwiltraut...><mailto:<rwiltraut...>
www.dcnr.state.pa.us<http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 7:19 am
From: jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
Leica just repaired my 2004 Ultravid (7X42) under the Passport warranty. Total time was 2 months and the bin looks brand new. All I paid was shipping both ways. Excellent service, IMHO.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Matula" <parulaone...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:12:45 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular/Repair and Cleaning

I have sent my Leica 8x42s, with Passport warranty, to Allendale, NJ for repair, or adjustment and cleaning two times. Both times took a very long time to return and once with a heated argument with a lady there regarding whether the repair would be covered.

When I was sending my Zeiss to that company to be cleaned and adjusted once a year, they were returned in about

My Leicas currently need cleaning and adjustment, but I'm hesitant to send them back to the company.

Linda Matula

Sent from my iPad

> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
>
> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>>
>>
>> jk
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>
>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>
>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>
>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>
>> Good luck in your selection!
>>
>> Take care and Good Birding,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>>
>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sherri and all,
>>>
>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>
>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>
>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>> Dave DeReamus
>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>>
>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>
>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>
>>> sherri
>>> North Bangor, PA
>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Take care,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 7:13 am
From: Linda Matula <parulaone...>
Subject: Re: Binocular/Repair and Cleaning
I have sent my Leica 8x42s, with Passport warranty, to Allendale, NJ for repair, or adjustment and cleaning two times. Both times took a very long time to return and once with a heated argument with a lady there regarding whether the repair would be covered.

When I was sending my Zeiss to that company to be cleaned and adjusted once a year, they were returned in about

My Leicas currently need cleaning and adjustment, but I'm hesitant to send them back to the company.

Linda Matula

Sent from my iPad

> On May 3, 2018, at 9:51 AM, Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> wrote:
>
> Wow! They are one of my favorites!
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> <rook185...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>>
>> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>>
>>
>> jk
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
>> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>
>> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
>> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
>> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>>
>> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
>> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>>
>> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
>> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
>> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
>> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>>
>> Good luck in your selection!
>>
>> Take care and Good Birding,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>>
>>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sherri and all,
>>>
>>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>>
>>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>>
>>> Take care and Good birding,
>>> Dave DeReamus
>>> becard -at- rcn.com
>>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>>
>>>
>>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>>
>>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>>
>>> sherri
>>> North Bangor, PA
>>> <sherri.labar...>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Take care,
>> Deuane Hoffman
>> Harrisburg, PA
>> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 6:52 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
Wow! They are one of my favorites!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 2, 2018, at 1:47 PM, Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.
>
>
> jk
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>
> I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
> 30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
> binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!
>
> I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
> pair of Swarovski ELs!
>
> IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
> anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
> I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
> eye relief and this can be a huge problem.
>
> Good luck in your selection!
>
> Take care and Good Birding,
> Deuane Hoffman
> Harrisburg, PA
>
>> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:
>>
>> Sherri and all,
>>
>> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
>> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
>> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
>> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
>> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>>
>> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
>> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
>> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
>> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>>
>> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
>> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
>> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>>
>> Take care and Good birding,
>> Dave DeReamus
>> becard -at- rcn.com
>> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
>> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
>> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
>> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>>
>>
>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>
>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>
>> sherri
>> North Bangor, PA
>> <sherri.labar...>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Take care,
> Deuane Hoffman
> Harrisburg, PA
> <corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/3/18 5:30 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Swainson's Thrush, yard arrivals - Allegheny County
This morning there were 2 Swainson's Thrushes in my back yard in Gibsonia, Allegheny County. One came right up in the grass to my back deck. Also a new arrival was a Baltimore Oriole and a Black-throated Green Warbler was moving through the top of the trees.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/3/18 4:53 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Blue Jay/ Cooper’s
As I was feeding the birds this morning I thought I had a Cooper’s hawk doing its alarm call in the tree above me. Turns out it was a blue jay seemingly mimicking a Cooper’s perhaps to keep other birds away from the feeders????

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:39 pm
From: Kimberly Springer <springer0707...>
Subject: Orioles, Warblers, Vireos... Mercer County
Today was a wonderful day to wake up to find 6 Baltimore Orioles and two
male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my feeders in Mercer, PA.

I then met some friends (including Steve Sanford) at Golden Run Access Area
at Shenango Reservoir, Clark, PA and had about 42 species including
Warblers of: Cape May 2, Nashville 2, Yellow 9, Yellow-rumped 8, Northern
Parula, and Palm 2. We also had 3 White-eyed Vireo, Eastern Kingbird, 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 adult Bald Eagle, 2
Brown Thrasher, etc.

I then headed to West River Road at Shenango Reservoir, Clark, PA and had
Warbler species of: Hooded, Yellow, Blue-winged, and two male American
Redstart. There was a singing battle between a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak,
2 Yellow-throated Vireo, and an American Robin. All in all, it was a great
day to be outside!

Kim Springer
Mercer County
 

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Date: 5/2/18 7:12 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: York County - Raptors and Warblers
I birded Rocky Ridge County Park this morning and had a good variety of raptors including a Broad-winged Hawk, a pair of Cooper's Hawks, a Red-tailed Hawk and a Barred Owl that flew across the trail in front of me. Warblers were Northern Parula, Yellow-rumps, Ovenbirds, and Yellow.

Later in the morning I drove down Gut Rd. along the river and got a Magnolia Warbler, a Black-throated Green, Northern Parulas, an American Redstart, a beautiful male Blackburnian Warbler and a Blue-headed Vireo.

All in all, a pretty good morning.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>
www.pbase.com/rook185

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:55 pm
From: Michael Barcaskey <mikebarcaskey...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2, 2018
Karyn, forgive me for hijacking your post, but I can't seem to get on to post anymore, just reply.


Whip-poor-will, Beaver County


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:57 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2, 2018

Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2,
2018

So many great birds today everywhere! After seeing Cerulean Warblers and
other FOY birds at Raccoon State Park, I took a brief walk along the stream
in the back yard. There were 2 FOY Yellow Warblers and 1 FOY Wood Thrush.
Also new today at the feeders were 2 male Baltimore Orioles and 2 female
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
May 2, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
22 species

Wild Turkey 1
Mourning Dove 5 including 1 on nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2 female on nest
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Wood Thrush 1 FOY
American Robin 6
Yellow Warbler 2 FOY
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 2 FOY females, 1 male
Baltimore Oriole 2 FOY males
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch 16

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45195746

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:22 pm
From: Jim H <englishhaus...>
Subject: Re: binocular reccomendations
Eagle Optics was essentially replaced by Redstart Birding. You can find
their info here:
https://redstartbirding.com
Ben Lizdas, formerly of Eagle Optics, and Bill Thompson III, of Bird
Watcher’s Digest, have partnered to create Redstart. Good luck!

Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.


On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 9:14 PM Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> wrote:

> Eagle optics is out of business.
>
> On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 9:13 PM Daniel and Robin Zmoda <foandla...>
> wrote:
>
> > You can check eagle optics also to see if they carry the ones mentioned.
> > They will let you “test” them for a period of time. It has been awhile
> > since I purchased from them, but I paid for two different pairs and used
> > them both to compare their qualities. The one I did not want I sent back
> > for a refund. Not sure if they still do that.
> > Dan Zmoda
> > Pen Argyl
> >
> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> >
>
--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:15 pm
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: FOY Indigo Bunting -- Cumberland County
Saw a male indigo bunting under the feeder this afternoon, Wednesday
5/2/18, for the first time this year. Beautiful blue bird, looked to be
picking at seeds in the grass. The catbirds showed up a few days ago.
Lots of goldfinches at the feeder. Also a few days ago a mature bald
eagle flew over the neighbor's house across the top of the ridge. It
seemed to be coming from the northeast, i.e. from the Susquehanna River
near Harrisburg.

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County, PA
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:14 pm
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Re: binocular reccomendations
Eagle optics is out of business.

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 9:13 PM Daniel and Robin Zmoda <foandla...>
wrote:

> You can check eagle optics also to see if they carry the ones mentioned.
> They will let you “test” them for a period of time. It has been awhile
> since I purchased from them, but I paid for two different pairs and used
> them both to compare their qualities. The one I did not want I sent back
> for a refund. Not sure if they still do that.
> Dan Zmoda
> Pen Argyl
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:13 pm
From: Daniel and Robin Zmoda <foandla...>
Subject: binocular reccomendations
You can check eagle optics also to see if they carry the ones mentioned. They will let you “test” them for a period of time. It has been awhile since I purchased from them, but I paid for two different pairs and used them both to compare their qualities. The one I did not want I sent back for a refund. Not sure if they still do that.
Dan Zmoda
Pen Argyl

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:10 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: FOY Indigo bunting, Washington County
A male Indigo bunting visited our feeders today.
Found some Yellow warblers, a Black-and-white warbler and an American
redstart along the Montour Trail today.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/2/18 5:57 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2, 2018
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, May 2,
2018

So many great birds today everywhere! After seeing Cerulean Warblers and
other FOY birds at Raccoon State Park, I took a brief walk along the stream
in the back yard. There were 2 FOY Yellow Warblers and 1 FOY Wood Thrush.
Also new today at the feeders were 2 male Baltimore Orioles and 2 female
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
May 2, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
22 species

Wild Turkey 1
Mourning Dove 5 including 1 on nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2 female on nest
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Wood Thrush 1 FOY
American Robin 6
Yellow Warbler 2 FOY
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 2 FOY females, 1 male
Baltimore Oriole 2 FOY males
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle 8
American Goldfinch 16

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45195746

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/2/18 5:05 pm
From: Marge <marvantassel...>
Subject: Indigo Bunting (FOY) at home (Armstrong County)
1 Indigo Bunting male graced my feeder this afternoon along with over 20
Am; Goldfinches, etc;
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
 

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Date: 5/2/18 4:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 May 2018) 11 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 3 17
Turkey Vulture 0 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 5 43
Bald Eagle 0 0 19
Northern Harrier 0 0 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 4 41
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 4 10 262
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 37
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 31

Total: 11 27 540
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Kirsten Fuller

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/2/18 4:34 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: American Avocets, Clearfield Co.
This morning there were nine(!) American Avocets at the beach on Bimini Lake.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 5/2/18 4:33 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Gray Catbird Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co.
An addition to an earlier post - this makes the fourth migrant for the day: FOY Gray Catbird just appeared on the platform feeder.
Now there are two Male Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  One is chasing the other away when it tries to take a drink at the feeder.

Ann M. Liebner        
Wayne Twp.,   Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 5/2/18 3:11 pm
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...>
Subject: RC Kinglet, RT Hummingbird & Baltimore Oriole - Clearfield County
I was serenaded yesterday by a Ruby Crowned Kinglet while I was cleaning out
one of my 14 wren / chickadee boxes. He even came closer to me to sing some
more!

Today I had a FOY Ruby Throated Hummingbird checking out a hanging basket of
bright pink Calibrachoa (Million Bells).

A little bit ago, a FOY Baltimore Oriole was on my hanging suet feeder
partaking of the suet. I need to run to the store tomorrow to get some
oranges to put on my oriole feeder, along with filling it with sugar water.
The orioles LOVE the oranges! They demolish 2 halves in one day. :-) I will
put jelly in the feeder when they are feeding their young.

I cooked some sugar water today to put in the hummingbird and oriole feeders
first thing tomorrow morning.

Today is a special day for FOY birds, since it is also my 86 year old Dad's
birthday!

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois
 

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Date: 5/2/18 2:00 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY-White-crowned Sp., Eastern Towhee, Indigo Bunting, Wayne Twp. Schulykill Co.
Nice mix of migrants today:A White-crowned Sp. appeared under the forsythia this morning.Later in the morning I heard an Eastern Towhee in the yard.An Indigo Bunting flew into the dogwood tree around 4:30pm.
Good Birding,
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp., Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 5/2/18 1:32 pm
From: Pabirder1974 <pabirder1974...>
Subject: Crawford county arrivals
I had a great mix of birds today on my property.

Black throated blue warbler
Chestnut sided warbler
Blue wing warbler
Common yellowthroat
Nashville warbler
Blackburnian warbler
Magnolia warbler
Rose breasted grosbeaks
Baltimore orioles
House wren
Chimney swifts
Yellow throated vireo
Warbling vireo
Wood thrush
Brown thrasher
Gray catbirds
Broad wing hawk

Geneva and conneaut marsh
Rusty blackbirds
Sora
Virginia rails
Marsh wrens
Common gallinule
Blue wing teal
Hooded mergansers
Swamp sparrow
Prothonotary warbler
American redstart
Northern waterthrush
Barn swallows
Cliff swallows
Tree swallows
Yellow throated vireo
Warbling vireo
Sand hill cranes



Shawn collins
Crawford county

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/2/18 1:17 pm
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Another warbler for the day, Butler
As if 14 warblers weren’t enough from Moraine SP today, we had a Cape May Warbler in the yard eating suet and the oranges that are out for the orioles (which we have too).

Glenn Koppel
Mary Alice Koeneke

Butler, PA.

<macatilly...>
 

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Date: 5/2/18 12:25 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 2, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 260 375 14284
Osprey 0 3 82
Bald Eagle 5 9 93
Northern Harrier 3 3 74
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 42 627
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 10 67 2337
Red-tailed Hawk 4 11 352
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 305
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 6 9

Total: 291 528 18335
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Ken Felix, Sam Stull

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Sam Stull assisted with the count. Linda McWilliams stopped
by. Tom, the bus driver, enthusiastically visited with us with interest in
the hawk watching while waiting for school students taking a class at the
Tom Ridge Environmental Center to dismiss.


Weather:
Lots of sun with patches of cirrus clouds. A good SW wind early becoming
west and even NW at times right along the lake. Very warm with temps.
reaching the upper 70s F

Raptor Observations:
A very sparse scattered flight mostly a half mile away from the lake. TVs
were the main event with low numbers of everything else. When the wind
shifted to the WNW around mid-day, the flight abruptly stopped.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron--1, Green Heron--1, Common Loon--1, Double-crested
Cormorant--15, Chimney Swift--1, Belted Kingfisher--1, Bank Swallow--1,
Barn Swallow--5, Blue Jay--263, Baltimore Oriole--1, American Goldfinch--3

Predictions:
The winds should be right, but thunderstorms are predicted for the day.
After the last couple of days, even if there is a break, it doesn't look
promising for a flight.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/2/18 11:35 am
From: Tom and Nancy Moeller <Thosjmoel...>
Subject: FOY Chimney Swifts, Munhall, Allegheny County
Six FOY Chimney Swifts flying over old Munhall Hospital this afternoon.

Thomas Moeller
 

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Date: 5/2/18 11:11 am
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Warblers at Moraine SP, Butler today
Following is a list of warblers found this morning at Moraine SP:

Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Palm Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat
Chestnut-sided Warbler
ORANG-CROWNED WARBLER
American Redstart
Cerulean Warbler

Also: Spotted Sandpiper, Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireo; Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Wood Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Eastern Kingbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Glenn Koppel
Mary Alice Koeneke

Butler, PA.

<macatilly...>
 

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Date: 5/2/18 11:06 am
From: Robert VanNewkirk <van126...>
Subject: Sewickley Heights Park Warblers & Others - Allegheny County
Excellent birding this morning in Sewickley Heights Park and along Little
Sewickley Creek. The most productive trails were Black-Cherry Path,
Black-Cherry Run, Chestnut, Pipeline, the gravel road, and Spruce Run. My
warbler list includes:

yellow - 1

yellow-rumped - many

cerulean - 1

American redstart - 2

Nashville - 2

Tennessee - 1

black and white - 1

blue-winged - 1

hooded - 6

blackburnian - 1

Louisiana waterthrush (1 in creek near entrance to park and 2 at Sneed's
along Little Sewickley Creek)

yellow-throated - 1 (Walker Park-shelter #2)



Other migrants discovered:

Scarlet tanager (heard only)

Rose-breasted grosbeak

Indigo bunting

Swainson's thrush - 2

Baltimore oriole - 3 (Walker Park - shelter #2



A pair of broad-winged hawks flew over the butterfly meadow; one ascended
much higher than the other. A Cooper's hawk was sighted nearby flying at
treetop height before descending out of view.



Good birding,

Bob VanNewkirk

Allegheny County


 

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Date: 5/2/18 10:56 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: More FOYs, Washington County
FOY Ruby-throated hummingbird (male) and Rose-breasted grosbeak (male) in
the yard.
FOY Blue-winged warblers at Mingo Creek Park.
I'm sure there will be more!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/2/18 10:47 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
Leica has had my wife's bins for THREE MONTHS claiming they can't get replacement parts through customs.


jk




-----Original Message-----
From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, May 2, 2018 1:22 am
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation

I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!

I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
pair of Swarovski ELs!

IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
eye relief and this can be a huge problem.

Good luck in your selection!

Take care and Good Birding,
Deuane Hoffman
Harrisburg, PA

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:

> Sherri and all,
>
> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>
> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>
> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>
> Take care and Good birding,
> Dave DeReamus
> becard -at- rcn.com
> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>
>
> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>
> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>
> sherri
> North Bangor, PA
> <sherri.labar...>
>



--
Take care,
Deuane Hoffman
Harrisburg, PA
<corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:57 am
From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...>
Subject: Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, 5/2
Hi all,
I birded Schenley Park this morning from the Westinghouse Memorial pond to
Prospect Hill. Highlights were a FOY Blackburnian Warbler and Indigo
Bunting on the Faloon Trail and a Veery and Baltimore Oriole in the
Prospect Hill area.
Many, many Myrtle Warblers and Black-throated Greens present. Link to eBird
checklist here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45173167
Good birding,
Sameer Apte
 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:46 am
From: Bill Zinn <wgzinn...>
Subject: Allegheny Cnty - FOY Yellow warbler
Along Peters Creek, near Rt. 51.

Bill Zinn
 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:12 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 24 April 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.24.18twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
RED-NECKED GREBE (Beaver, Erie, and Venango Counties)
AMERICAN BITTERN
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Erie County)
TRUMPETER SWAN
CACKLING GOOSE (Erie County)
FORSTER'S TERN
CASPIAN TERN
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (Crawford County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
GLAUCOUS GULL (Erie County)
DUNLIN
SNOWY OWL (Erie County)
LONG-EARED OWL
SHORT-EARED OWL
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL
CLIFF SWALLOW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: John Boback, Dave Brooke, Alan Buriak, Sheree Daugherty, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Amy Henrici, Rob Hodgson, Matt Juskowich, Scott Kinzey, Jeff McDonald, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Richard Nugent, Gina Rubino, Kate St. John, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Ryan Tomazin, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 through Tuesday, 24 April 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

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PLEASE NOTE: GREAT EGRET, BALD EAGLE, COMMON LOON, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported, and FOY BROAD-WINGED HAWK, FOY SOLITARY SANDPIPER, FOY SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and the FOY warblers and vireos are being reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 4/10, 4/11, and 4/15 at Frick Park, WINTER WREN (DW, JSo).

At Harmar Dam on 4/11, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (MF).

On 4/13 at Knob Hill Park, 2 WINTER WRENS (KD).

At Harrison Hills Park on 4/14 and 4/15, 2 PURPLE MARTINS; also on 4/15, 1 COMMON RAVEN (DB).

On 4/14 at Wingfield Pines, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (MJ).

At Sneeds on 4/15, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW, WINTER WREN (KSJ).

In Hampton Township on 4/14, 1 western morph SLATE-COLORED JUNCO (RN).

On 4/15 in Oakmont, 6 CASPIAN TERNS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (MD).

In Fox Chapel on 4/19, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (SK).

On 4/19 near the the Woods Run Penitentiary, 2 SURF SCOTERS (JMcD).

This week in Plum, PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKINS (AH).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 4/12 at Crooked Creek Lake, 1 DUNLIN, 4-5 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (reported to MVan); on 4/18, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW (MVan).

At Keystone Lake on 4/21, RED-THROATED LOON, 5 REDHEADS, 77 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (AB).


BEAVER COUNTY:

At Vanport on 4/11, 17 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and others; on 4/19, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE (GR).

On 4/13 at Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve, WINTER WREN and others (KSJ).

On 4/19 in Rochester, sightings included 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 3 SURF SCOTERS, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 4/13 at Moraine State Park, sightings included NORTHERN SHOVELER, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 1 PURPLE FINCH (SD); on 4/22, 26 CLIFF SWALLOWS (KD); on 4/23, RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and others (SD).

On 4/21 at Squaw Valley Woodlands, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (DW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At Custards Marsh on 4/11, 2 BLACK SCOTERS (RH).

On 4/15 at Conneaut Lake, 300 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (CN).

In the Pymatuning area on 4/15, NORTHERN PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 35 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK, 9 CASPIAN TERNS, 2 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS (CN).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle on 4/11, sightings included 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 4/12, 53 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 MERLINS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 2 CASPIAN TERNS; on 4/13, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN, 18 CASPIAN TERNS; on 4/14, 1 CACKLING GOOSE, 1 SNOWY OWL, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL; on 4/15, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 50 DUNLIN; on 4/18, 2 SURF SCOTERS; on 4/19, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 4/20, 2 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 1 GLAUCOUS GULL; on 4/21, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE; on 4/22, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 MERLINS, 8 PURPLE MARTINS, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL, 7 CASPIAN TERNS; on 4/23, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 15 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 4 CASPIAN TERNS, PURPLE MARTINS; on 4/24, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS; also reported this week were up to 6 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS (JMcW).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

On 4/19 at Greenlick Run Lake, 8 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 12 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 145 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (MF).


GREENE COUNTY:

On 4/19 at Ryerson Station State Park, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (JB).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 4/13 along Tieline Road, 19 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (FOY) (MVas).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 4/11, FORSTER'S TERN, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 4/15, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1 FORSTER'S TERN; on 4/16 and 4/18, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE; on 4/19, 2 RED-THROATED LOONS (JSt).

In Buttermilk Hill on 4/11, 18 BONAPARTE'S GULLS; on 4/17, 2 flyover SANDHILL CRANES (JSt).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Canonsburg Lake on 4/16, 1 CLIFF SWALLOW (JF).

On 4/22 in the Greencove/Taylorstown area, sightings included SORA, VIRGINIA RAIL, 2 COMMON RAVENS (RT).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

Through 4/14 at at the Lowber Wetlands, 1 TRUMPETER SWAN (MD).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:08 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Baltimore oriole, Washington County
FOY Baltimore oriole in our yard this morning. Can't wait to get out and
see what else has arrived. Maybe spring is here!

Oh, there was a group of Double-crested cormorants on Boone Reservoir this
morning--at least 12.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:43 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Frick Park Neotropiganza, Allegheny County
 2 groups of birders totaled a ton of species at Pittsburgh's Frick Park today, all on Riverview Hill. Besides Sue Solomon and I, Phil, Charlotte, Caroline, Amir, Tessa, Lydia, Mike, Chastity, Dan, and 3 more birders whose names I forget, roamed, getting FOYs every few yards.
The combined total included:
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green  Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Palm Warbler

American Redstart
Ovenbird
Hooded Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Warbling Vireo
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Wood Thrush, singing
Jack Solomon




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Date: 5/2/18 8:33 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Birds galore - Allegheny
As expected today brought a large new wave of birds to southwestern
Pennsylvania, with many reports already coming in. Because of a strange work
schedule, I actually started birding at 3:30am, listening to a large flight
of nocturnal migrants over the house which included many Swainson's Thrush,
some Veery and Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, and others. One possible very
early Gray-cheeked Thrush which I will have to check the recordings for.
After dawn, a few hours in Sewickley Park netted 13 warbler species and 57
species overall, highlighted by Northern Waterthrush and first appearances
of Least and Great Crested Flycatchers, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blackburnian
Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Scarlet
Tanager, and Baltimore Oriole.



https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45173335



Geoff



Geoff Malosh

Allegheny County

www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/


 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:22 am
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: 9 species of warblers (including Blackburnian), Scarlet Tanagers, and others in Coventry Woods, Chester Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I had a productive morning at Coventry Woods in Chester County. Highlights
included Hooded Warbler, FOY Blackburnian Warbler, and FOY Scarlet Tanagers.

Here is the eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45172230

Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:20 am
From: Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...>
Subject: Allegheny Co - FOY Orchard Oriole
I awakened to a loud-singing Orchard Oriole in my backyard in Pleasant
Hills this morning.

Spring has arrived after all!

Robert S. Mulvihill
Ornithologist
National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-258-1148
<Robert.mulvihill...> <Robert.mulvihill...>


*The National Aviary <http://www.aviary.org> works to inspire respect for
nature through an appreciation of birds.*
 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:04 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co - Boyce Mayview migrants - Warblers, vireos & flycatchers
Boyce-Mayview Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
May 2, 2018 7:35 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Some surprises, but never found much of a flock of anything.
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Wild Turkey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Northern Flicker X
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 1 Power line cut and around Morton Ravine
Empidonax sp. 1 In trees just below cell tower on way to meadow. Subdued eye ring, wing bars and dull gray. Least? Probably. Nowhere in the region of the actual Least that I had singing vigorously.
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Below cell tower, calling
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay X
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee X
Tufted Titmouse X
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin X
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 1
Hooded Warbler 1 Mainly singing alternate song, near the pines
Cape May Warbler 1 Beautiful male bathing in Morton Ravine
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow X
Field Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow X
Eastern Towhee X
Scarlet Tanager 1 Male sang 2-3x above Morton Ravine
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird X
Brown-headed Cowbird X
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45172973
 

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Date: 5/2/18 7:06 am
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: Hummer - Montco
Hi all - my hummers are back in Abington, Montgomery County. Put your feeders out!


Thanks,
Linda Widdop

Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
I blog at: www.phillybirdnerd.net<http://www.phillybirdnerd.net/>
Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58719725@N04/
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:30 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: PSO Website Login
I believe this is fixed now, so you procrastinators can now login to renew
your membership.

Frank



--
Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:15 am
From: Mike Hamberg <mhamberg...>
Subject: 7 different warblers, Frick Park, Allegheny County
Lots of warblers and other migrants spotted today! What a perfect day for
birding.

Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Empidonax sp. 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 15
Hooded Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 6
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Indigo Bunting 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
 

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Date: 5/2/18 5:40 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- May 2, 2018
Highlights this beautiful blue sky morning included Blackburnian Warbler, male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, a Palm Warbler, a Least Flycatcher, and a Blue-winged Warbler. And a Wood Thrush calling in the distance.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
May 2, 2018
07:05
Traveling
2.26 miles
81 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Good birding, Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Least Flycatcher -- FOY
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren -- FOY
1 Wood Thrush
29 American Robin
1 Blue-winged Warbler -- FOY
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Palm Warbler -- FOY
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- FOY
2 American Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 22
 

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Date: 5/2/18 5:09 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: PSO Website Login for Membership Renewal
Dear PSO (ex)Members,


I just discovered that the PSO website will not let you login if your
membership expired.

So you can't renew! I know... that is a dumb configuration!

I am working on fixing this and should have it resolved later today.

In the meantime, you can always send a check or "Join" instead of "Renew."

However, I should have this fixed shortly.

Please wait until tomorrow to renew.

Thanks

Frank


--
Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:22 pm
From: Deuane Hoffman <deuane.hoffman...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
I second the choice of the Opticron Savanna....they make a 6 or 8 x
30.....both are very good dollar for dollar. Quite possibly one of the best
binoculars out there....dollar for dollar!

I have a pair of the 8x30 and use them often...despite the fact I own a
pair of Swarovski ELs!

IMHO....in regards to Dave DeReamus's recommendations....I don't know
anything about the Bushnell Legacy bins....but as far as the Nikon Auculon
I'd steer clear....while they may be decent optically they have terrible
eye relief and this can be a huge problem.

Good luck in your selection!

Take care and Good Birding,
Deuane Hoffman
Harrisburg, PA

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Dave DeReamus <becard...> wrote:

> Sherri and all,
>
> Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
> wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
> might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
> The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times.
> They have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.
>
> Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_1
> 20842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
> I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
> secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.
>
> Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245
> _8x42_aculon_a211.html
>
> Take care and Good birding,
> Dave DeReamus
> becard -at- rcn.com
> Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
> Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
> Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar
> chive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Sherri LaBar
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
>
>
> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>
> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>
> sherri
> North Bangor, PA
> <sherri.labar...>
>



--
Take care,
Deuane Hoffman
Harrisburg, PA
<corvuscorax...>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 6:04 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Sora, Virginia Rail, Clearfield Co.
This morning I observed a Virginia Rail and a Sora within several feet of one another in the swamp along Platt Road just outside of DuBois. A Northern Waterthrush was singing nearby, as well.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 5/1/18 2:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 May 2018) 16 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 2 16
Turkey Vulture 1 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 4 4 42
Bald Eagle 0 0 19
Northern Harrier 0 0 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 39
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 6 6 258
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 37
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 10
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 30

Total: 16 16 529
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 5/1/18 1:35 pm
From: linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Orioles - Cumberland County
This morning had a male/female pair of Baltimore Orioles and a maleOrchard Oriole in our 50-foot tall wild cherry tree that is full bloom.  These beautiful birds moving within the numerous whiteblossoms with a deep blue sky in the background were a joy to watch.  They were poking their long bills into thecentral portion of the blossoms like they were obtaining nectar.  Their movement from blossom to blossom wasvery rapid – I don’t think a hummingbird could have worked the flowers any quicker.  I am guessing that they just arrived fromtheir migration and were quite hungry.Bill Franz / Newville
 

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Date: 5/1/18 12:49 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Linbrook Park, Upper Trails, May 1, 2018
Subject: Allegheny County - eBird Report - Linbrook Park, Upper Trails, May
1, 2018

Three FOY birds here this morning: White-eyed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat,
and 2 Ovenbirds sitting in the same tree on two branches, one above the
other, singing. Wonderful views of these birds singing.

Karyn Delaney
Melissa Little
Ramon Sahni
Kate St. John


Linbrook Park, Upper Trails, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
May 1, 2018 10:55 AM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1 FOY
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 4
Ovenbird 2 Sitting one above the other, singing. Great view.
Common Yellowthroat 1 FOY
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 6
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45147822

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/1/18 12:09 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for May 1, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 115 115 14024
Osprey 3 3 82
Bald Eagle 4 4 88
Northern Harrier 0 0 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 35 620
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 135
Broad-winged Hawk 57 57 2327
Red-tailed Hawk 7 7 348
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 11 304
Merlin 0 0 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 5 8

Total: 237 237 18044
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
A nice showing of observers, since a good flight was predicted. Through
the course of the day one by one they left as the birds became fewer and
farther away. Russ States and Ken Felix were the primary observers. Sam
Stull, Linda McWilliams, Joao Taveres, Ron Leberman, and Isaac Fields
helped search the sky for birds.


Weather:
A few clouds early becoming clear with SW wind early becoming variable from
the W & SW. Nice and warm with temps. in the low 70s F.

Raptor Observations:
A big push of birds was not to be. Singles and small groups from three to
five birds widely spaced apart in time and distance across the sky. The
few birds became really spread out later and drifting further to the south
as well as gaining altitude to become hardly visible with binos.

Non-raptor Observations:
Wood Duck-2, Common Loon-1, Double-crested Cormorant-4, Great Blue Heron-2,
Chimney Swift-8,Cedar Waxwing-6, American Robin-2, Northern Flicker-3, Bank
Swallow-1, Blue Jay-29, American Goldfinch-2

Predictions:
Like today, but maybe a few more clouds. Perhaps more of a SW direction
than today. After today, my expectations are not high. Thunderstorms were
predicted later, but they may be pushed back to Thursday.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:55 am
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Sewickley Heights Borough Park, May 1, 2018
The cold, tedious, and frequently ridiculous weather of March and April may finally be behind us, as the clear skies and south winds on this first day of May brought many new birds to Sewickley Park, Allegheny Co this morning. Tomorrow promises to be even better across the region. Among nine species of warbler this morning were Chestnut-sided, Nashville, and Palm, but Cerulean was still missing and is now officially about a week late in returning (like so many other species). Red-eyed Vireo put in its FOY appearance today as well.

Should be a fun rest of the week.

Good birding,
Geoff

<div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: <ebird-checklist...> </div><div>Date:05/01/2018 13:42 (GMT-05:00) </div><div>To: <pomarine...> </div><div>Subject: eBird Report - Sewickley Heights Borough Park, May 1, 2018 </div><div>
</div>Sewickley Heights Borough Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
May 1, 2018 6:22 AM - 8:08 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 1
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 10
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Hooded Warbler 2
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Photo
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 8
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45143734

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:49 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
Sherri and all,

Here are two known-name bins that were best-rated under $100. The
wide-angle feature is good for someone who isn't used to binoculars and
might have trouble aiming bins on a target.
The links are to the items on B&H Photo, which I have used many times. They
have a great customer rating. Hope this helps.

Bushnell Legacy 8x42 Wide-Angle:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/421386-REG/Bushnell_120842_8x42_Legacy_WP_Binocular.html
I have a pair of Bushnell's that are pretty close to these that I use as a
secondary pair when my better ones aren't handy.

Nikon Aculon A211 8x42 Wide-Angle:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/910765-REG/nikon_8245_8x42_aculon_a211.html

Take care and Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html
Google Photo Albums:
https://get.google.com/albumarchive/109457857807399603170?source=pwa


-----Original Message-----
From: Sherri LaBar
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 12:31 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation

My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
try to describe things to me so I can identify them!

I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!

sherri
North Bangor, PA
<sherri.labar...>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:44 am
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Baltimore Oriole, Ruby Throated Hummingbird 4/30 Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co. Whip-poor-will North Manheim Twp.
First of the year visitors on Monday, April 30t: Baltimore Oriole (M) is visiting the suet feeders and orange halves since early yesterday. Ruby Throated Hummingbird (M) came to the feeder yesterday, but I haven't spotted him yet, today.

Also, a friend heard a Whip-poor-will along Panther Valley Rd. North Manheim Twp, about 3 miles West of Cressona.
Good Birding,
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:37 am
From: Frank Dickman <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
I responded to Sherri privately but if anyone else would like the info then here you go.

Frank Dickman
New Tripoli, Lehigh county

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 1, 2018, at 12:57 PM, Frank Dickman <at12midngt...> wrote:
>
> Sherri,
>
> I would suggest the Opticron Savanna porro prism binoculars. Optical quality is excellent for the price point plus they are lightweight and have a solid warranty from a reputable company.
>
> I work for them part time and live in the Lehigh Valley if you wanted to try a pair out at some point. If not then you can get them at a variety of reputable online retailers.
>
> https://www.opticronusa.com/Pages/savanna_wp.html
>
> MAP for the 8x30 is $109.
>
> Frank Dickman
> New Tripoli, Lehigh county
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 1, 2018, at 12:31 PM, Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...> wrote:
>>
>> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
>> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
>> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
>> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
>> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
>> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>>
>> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
>> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>>
>> sherri
>> North Bangor, PA
>> <sherri.labar...>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:09 am
From: Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
For those who may be interested in responses to Sherri Labar's email
regarding economical "starter" binoculars, here are the recommendations of
Audubon and Cornell:

*http://www.audubon.org/news/category-get-game
<http://www.audubon.org/news/category-get-game>*

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/best-binoculars-the-cornell-
lab-review-2013/#_ga=2.185682153.1785797427.1525194321-1815368394.1525194321

Best,
Bob Mulvihill





Robert S. Mulvihill
Ornithologist
National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-258-1148
<Robert.mulvihill...> <Robert.mulvihill...>


*The National Aviary <http://www.aviary.org> works to inspire respect for
nature through an appreciation of birds.*




On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 12:31 PM, Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...>
wrote:

> My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
> but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
> but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
> too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
> in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
> try to describe things to me so I can identify them!
>
> I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
> offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!
>
> sherri
> North Bangor, PA
> <sherri.labar...>
>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:04 am
From: <marianne5...> <marianne5...>
Subject: Re: Binocular recommendation
I would also be interested in hearing about recommendations.
Sent from my LG V20, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
------ Original message------From: Sherri LaBarDate: Tue, May 1, 2018 12:31 PMTo: <PABIRDS...>;Cc: Subject:[PABIRDS] Binocular recommendation
My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
try to describe things to me so I can identify them!

I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!

sherri
North Bangor, PA
<sherri.labar...>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 10:00 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Pine siskin, Washington County
A lone Pine siskin visited our bird feeders a few moments ago, and a lone
Double-crested cormorant was floating on Boone Reservoir this morning.

Nestboxes are hosting nests and eggs now, so maybe it really is spring! At
least the absence of leaves makes it easier to see the newly-arriving
birds.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 5/1/18 9:31 am
From: Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...>
Subject: Binocular recommendation
My sister is finally wanting to spring for her own pair of binoculars,
but only wants to spend $100. She knows she can't get much for that,
but that's the budget. Can someone recommend anything that won't be
too disappointing? She can identify a few birds and isn't interested
in becoming a better birder, just using for curiosity, and probably to
try to describe things to me so I can identify them!

I haven't bought bins in many years and am out of the loop. Reply
offline if you have suggestions, and thanks!

sherri
North Bangor, PA
<sherri.labar...>
 

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Date: 5/1/18 9:31 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Frick Today, Allegheny County
Sue Solomon got out early at Frick Park on Riverview anf Clayton Hills. She reports:Black-and-white WarblerNashville Yellow-trumped Warbling Vireo (Unusual on the hilltop. We usually see them in the valley,                               near 9 Mi. Run).Ruby-crowned KingletBaltimore Oriole  (Sue heard and Lydia Konecky said she saw it).
Jack Solomon
P,S.  I lingered at home, exulting in doing nothing, then got out in the field later in the morning. Retirement is good.




Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 5/1/18 5:09 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Blackburnian Warbler -- Frick Park -- May 1, 2018
Arriving this morning in Frick Park:

Black-and-white Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler -- So beautiful!
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
May 1, 2018
07:23
Traveling
1.70 miles
42 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Mourning Dove
2 Northern Flicker
1 Blue-headed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8 American Robin
1 Black-and-white Warbler -- FOY
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler -- FOY. So beautiful!
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- FOY for here.
3 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 16
 

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Date: 5/1/18 5:07 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler @ Middle Creek WMA Lancaster county
I had located a short time ago a orange-crowned warbler at Middle Creek WMA
along the tour route in the brushy field on the right just before stop #4.
It is the paler eastern (tiaga) race of this species. The bird actually
sang twice as well which was really nice to hear!

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.
 

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Date: 4/30/18 8:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (30 Apr 2018) 3 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 30, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 5
TV 0 28 112
OS 1 42 42
BE 0 2 5
NH 0 1 3
SS 1 37 45
CH 0 15 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 6 16
BW 1 477 477
RT 0 61 123
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 3 35
AK 0 2 8
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 3 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 2
UR 0 13 18

Total: 3 698 926
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:

Visitors:
Karim Bodenschatz


Weather:
Clear skies with moderate (8-20 mph) NNW wind early. The wind became very
erratic after 1:00 shifting from N to SSW and all points in between. There
were also many gusts with wind speed in the high 20s and 30s. A high
temperature of 12.5 was reached

Raptor Observations:
We had 7 Turkey Vultures regularly patrolling the valley. The 3 migrating
raptors (Osprey, Broadwing, Sharp-shinned) were all visible at the same
time (12:37). There was 1 local Red-tailed Hawk and 2 local Broad-winged
Hawk hunting in the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
Turkey Vulture 7, Tree Swallow 4,Towhee 2, Chickadee 1, Crow 2, Phoebe 1,
Flicker1, Nuthatch 1, Robin 1

Predictions:
Sunny, with 17-20 mph W wind and a high of 20* C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=111
 

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Date: 4/30/18 6:24 pm
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: 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 1:53 pm
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Yellow-throated Vireo, Harrison Hills Regional Park, Allegheny Co.,
Paul Hess, Susie Solomon, and I, encountered a singing male Yellow-throated Vireo at Harrison Hills R. P. this morning.
Jack Solomon



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Date: 4/30/18 1:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Apr 2018) 19 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 14 14
Turkey Vulture 0 9 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 38 38
Bald Eagle 1 18 19
Northern Harrier 0 13 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 35 37
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 3 252 252
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 31 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 10
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 27 30

Total: 19 492 513
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Kirsten Fuller

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 4/30/18 1:31 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 30, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 73 7778 13909
Osprey 2 77 79
Bald Eagle 9 53 84
Northern Harrier 0 67 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 569 585
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 135
Broad-winged Hawk 777 2270 2270
Red-tailed Hawk 15 183 341
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 263 293
Merlin 0 8 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 3

Total: 893 11295 17807
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States and Bernie O'Connor assisted with the count. Don Snyder, Jim
Baxter, and Julie dell stopped by for a short visit.


Weather:
Chrystal clear all day. The projected WSW winds were actually WNW wind to
20 mph. Cold air off the lake kept temps. just above 50 F.

Raptor Observations:
A slow first couple of hours and then a kettle of BWs far to the south
around 1000 hrs. EST prompted us to move to our inland site, which is about
3/4 mile south of our primary post at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
along the lake. For the next couple of hours there was a decent movement of
BWs, though many were stratospheric. Eventually the flight drifted even
farther south at the limit of 8X binoculars.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-2, Double-crested Cormorant-34, Great Blue Heron-5, Northern
Flicker-6, Barn Swallow-24.

Predictions:
Looks promising if the bulk of the BWs haven't past and the winds are
strong enough from the SW to prevent the lake breeze from kicking in.
Should be a good passerine movement as well, since many species typically
here by now have not made an appearance yet.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/30/18 12:51 pm
From: Carol Baylor <cbbayl...>
Subject: Re: Franklin County - Shady Grove
I had one at my suet feeder yesterday and today. That's a first. Also in
Franklin County.

Carol Baylor


On Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 12:52 PM Dale Gearhart <dgearhart01...>
wrote:

> Have a male Baltimore Oriole at my Hummingbird feeders today.
> Dale L. Gearhart
>
 

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Date: 4/30/18 9:52 am
From: Dale Gearhart <dgearhart01...>
Subject: Franklin County - Shady Grove
Have a male Baltimore Oriole at my Hummingbird feeders today.
Dale L. Gearhart
 

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Date: 4/30/18 9:16 am
From: David Neimeyer <neimeyer...>
Subject: Rusty Blackbird (Lehigh Co.)
There was a female Rusty Blackbird in the flooded woods in Haafsville on
April 28th & 29th. I delayed reporting while I confirmed the ID.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer
 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:55 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Nashville Warbler -- Frick Park -- Apr 30, 2018
On a chilly morning with frost (!), happy to see these new arrivals: a Nashville Warbler and a Wood Thrush!

Good birding,

Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
Apr 30, 2018
07:35
Traveling
2.06 miles
68 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Good birding, Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36

1 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
2 Carolina Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Wood Thrush -- FOY
36 American Robin
1 Nashville Warbler -- FOY
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal
1 House Finch
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 21
 

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Date: 4/30/18 5:24 am
From: Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...>
Subject: Little Blue Heron - Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co.
Yesterday afternoon I saw a Little Blue Heron fly up from a small culvert on an intermittent stream of the Perkiomen at western intersection of Elephant and Sweetbriar roads.

Lisa Dziuban
 

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Date: 4/29/18 7:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Apr 2018) 66 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 9 9
Turkey Vulture 0 9 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 9 32 32
Bald Eagle 0 17 18
Northern Harrier 2 12 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 31 33
Cooper's Hawk 0 18 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 51 234 234
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 29 34
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 8 9
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 24 27

Total: 66 448 469
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Fernando Lopez

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 4/29/18 7:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Apr 2018) 25 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 9 9
Turkey Vulture 0 9 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 4 36 36
Bald Eagle 0 17 18
Northern Harrier 1 13 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 34 36
Cooper's Hawk 0 18 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 8 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 15 249 249
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 30 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 9
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 24 27

Total: 25 473 494
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Luca Dehelean

Counters: Kirsten Fuller, Neil Novotnak

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/spring-hawk-count-2018
 

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Date: 4/29/18 4:15 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Grosbeaks, etc., Koch property, Northampton County
All sightings from the yard: I've had rose-breasted grosbeaks every day since I saw the first two males on the 23rd. I'm now seeing females joining the males.  Gray catbirds are back. White-throated and white-crowned sparrows continue. If everything stays like it's been for almost 20 years I'll have the white-crowned's until shortly after Mother's Day. Juncos have been gone for more than a week except for one lone straggler that's been on the deck the last two mornings. On the 24th I reported a male ruby-throated hummer that left shortly thereafter and later that day a female showed up. She stayed around the rest of that day and almost all of the 25th, feeding at daffodil and azalea blossoms in addition to the feeders. But the next day she too was gone. Then yesterday, the 28th, an adult male zipped in and quickly out of a feeder and disappeared. But today, the 29th, an adult male has been around all day and acting territorial. But, again, we'll see. Brown thrashers appear daily, as do flickers and all the usual woodpeckers. I expect any day now I'll see or hear an oriole or two, a house wren, and an indigo bunting.   
Arlene Koch Easton, PA  Northampton County <davilene...> 
 

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Date: 4/29/18 3:51 pm
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: Global Big Day is May 5; eBird Challenge; eBird Quizzes
Hello PA Birders,

Next Saturday is the fourth Global Big Day. Sponsor Cornell Lab wants to
know whether you will join more than 20,000 others by submitting at
least one checklist to eBird? Last year’s Big Day set a new record with
6,659 species reported in one day. PA birders can make history by
helping break the record with our checklists.

For those who enjoy meeting the monthly Challenges this month’s is
usually the easiest…submit 5 complete checklists.

I am continually impressed with the innovative and new ways to use
eBird. New this week are  photo and sounds quizes that has really helped
me prepare for several upcoming trips! Each photo or sounds quiz has 20
media obtained from submitted checklists. Try it for your home county or
state, somewhere you have been or are planning to go.

Good birding,

Chuck Berthoud, York

717/608-2614
 

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Date: 4/29/18 2:08 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 29, 2018
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 29, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 7705 13836
Osprey 0 75 77
Bald Eagle 0 44 75
Northern Harrier 0 67 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 554 570
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 135
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1493 1493
Red-tailed Hawk 0 168 326
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 262 292
Merlin 0 8 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 2

Total: 7 10402 16914
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Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 0.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers:

Weather:
Cloudy with light snow showers in the AM becoming clear with cold WNW wind
in the PM.

Raptor Observations:
Not much happening as expected with the lake wind. Probably should have
stayed later since the wind shifted and started coming strong out of the SW
in mid- to late afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
SW wind for part of the morning turning slightly to a westerly direction by
late morning through afternoon then back around to SW later in the day.
Warmer than today. Not sure what to expect. Tuesday is shaping up to have
the best conditions for a flight.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/29/18 1:57 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
Not much to report this week, but things should start heating up this week, literally. Both sightings from Presque isle S.P., Pa.


Snowy Owl 1 nearly pure white; April 27 to at least 29; Gull Point

Grasshopper Sparrow 1; April 24; banded at Fry's landing


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
<jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/29/18 1:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (29 Apr 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 29, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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BV 0 3 5
TV 0 28 112
OS 0 41 41
BE 0 2 5
NH 0 1 3
SS 0 36 44
CH 0 15 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 6 16
BW 0 476 476
RT 0 61 123
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 3 35
AK 0 2 8
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 3 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 2
UR 0 13 18

Total: 0 695 923
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Heavy cloud deck cloud cover 95%-100%
Unseasonably cold. Never got to freezing.
Occasional snow flakes in am.
Wind from NW am velocity 11 mph afternoon 20+ mph.
Gust to 35 mph.
Haze, visibility 17 km.

Raptor Observations:
No migrating raptors.
A few TV's noted going up and down the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
towhee, blue jays, white breasted nuthatch, chipping sparrow, tufted
titmouse, black capped chicadee.

Predictions:
Warmer. High of 60 degrees.
Sunshine.
Winds out of the WNW at 15-20 mph.
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Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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Date: 4/29/18 1:38 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - North Country Trail at Bike Rental Shop, Apr 29, 2018
Subject: Butler County - eBird Report - North Country Trail at Bike Rental
Shop, Apr 29, 2018

A Red-throated Loon was in the cove area of the beginning of the trail.
Also heard a FOY Black-throated Green Warbler.

Karyn Delaney
Barb Griffith
Debbie Kalbfleisch
Kathy Saunders




North Country Trail at Bike Rental Shop, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 29, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
12 species

Red-throated Loon 1 Seen from Butterfly Trails, we came here to
confirm I.D.
Turkey Vulture 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 11
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 FOY Heard
Song Sparrow 1
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45076764

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Date: 4/29/18 1:30 pm
From: Holly Hartshorne <hartshorne.holly...>
Subject: Spring migrants, ravens, Berks
Today on my walk I had two ravens fly over. Also found my FOY Rose-breasted
Grosbeak singing sweetly on this chilly, gray day. Catbirds, Ovenbirds,
Black-and-white Warblers and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been
increasing in numbers here over the last few days.

Holly H.
Morgantown, Berks Co.
 

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Date: 4/29/18 1:27 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country Trail & Butterfly Trail at McDanel's Boat Launch, Apr 29, 2018
Subject: Butler County - eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country
Trail & Butterfly Trail at McDanel's Boat Launch, Apr 29, 2018

There was only one FOY Purple Martin at the houses this morning. Also 3
Pine Siskins were at the feeders by the shop.

Karyn Delaney
Barb Griffin
Debbie Kalbfleisch
Melissa Little
Kathy Saunders



Moraine State Park, North Country Trail & Butterfly Trail at McDanel's Boat
Launch, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 29, 2018 9:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 2
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 juvenile
American Coot 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Purple Martin 1 FOY
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 5
European Starling 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 5
Pine Siskin 3 At feeders with goldfinches. Observed by all in group.
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45076200

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Date: 4/29/18 11:51 am
From: ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Allegheny Co., Baker Park/Boyce Mayview: Vesper Sparrows
I had 2 Vesper Sparrows this morning below the stop sign at the entrance to Baker Park. This park borders Boyce Mayview Park. I checked back later and could not relocate them. I did manage to get a few fuzzy pics and video. They flushed every time a car passed by. I wish them luck on their journey to better grounds. 
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45065033

Shannon Thompson Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 4/29/18 10:32 am
From: Christopher Heckscher <checkscher...>
Subject: Re: Veery Thrushes, Lancaster County
Veeries that arrive first to breeding grounds are usually older males. You are correct that Veeries delay song for up to two weeks after they arrive on breeding grounds and often are very difficult to find during this time. This is well documented. Females arrive soon after males but the males still don't sing. Instead, they spend much of their time mate-guarding females - no time to sing. Only after females are incubating do males sing regularly. I'm not aware of any other North American songbird that exhibits this behavior to this extreme.


Christopher Heckscher


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From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:10:41 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Veery Thrushes, Lancaster County

Every spring I see Veery Thrushes many days before I hear them sing. Are these males that feed and replenish their energy before singing, males getting reaquainted with their territories, females, or birds migrating through? Bird banders likely know these answers. Each springtime I hear migrating Hermit and Swainsons Thrushes sing during migration, but their songs are soft and inconspicuous compared to their territorial songs farther north in Pennsylvania. The Veery Thrushes that I saw today were along Seglock Run and along Laurel Rd.Stanley C. Stahl

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Date: 4/29/18 10:11 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Cormorants, grebes, Washington County
There are two Double-crested cormorants and two Horned grebes on Lake
Joann. Up the road, at a smaller pond are three Ruddy ducks and one
American coot.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 4/29/18 9:40 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango
6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER & 1 RED-THROATED LOON @ Kahle Lake. Today is the 29th day since March 1st that I have seen snow falling in the county.

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 4/29/18 9:11 am
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Veery Thrushes, Lancaster County
Every spring I see Veery Thrushes many days before I hear them sing. Are these males that feed and replenish their energy before singing, males getting reaquainted with their territories, females, or birds migrating through? Bird banders likely know these answers. Each springtime I hear migrating Hermit and Swainson’s Thrushes sing during migration, but their songs are soft and inconspicuous compared to their territorial songs farther north in Pennsylvania. The Veery Thrushes that I saw today were along Seglock Run and along Laurel Rd.Stanley C. Stahl

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Date: 4/29/18 8:37 am
From: Gary Robson <garyrobson...>
Subject: Lebanon County
Over the past week the birds have been on the increase. Along our rails to trails I have seen a Yellow rumpled warbler, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, catbird, and Brown Thrasher. Some shorebirds at the Prescott Road pond. Good birding.
Gary Robson
Lebanon County

Go Army, beat Navy.
 

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Date: 4/29/18 8:04 am
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: 2018 Tussey Mt hawk watch summary
2018 was the 18th season of the spring hawk watch at Tussey Mt, staffed Feb
20-Apr 25. The watch site is located on the boundary between Centre and
Huntingdon counties in the western Ridge-and-Valley province. Our primary
focus is to monitor the spring golden eagle migration that is concentrated
in this region.

The official hawk watch counter was Henry Hvizdos from the Cleveland area.
Counts were conducted on 55 days, with 408.5 hours of watching. Our effort
was very good and on par with previous seasons.

For the second consecutive year, some of the season’s warmest temperatures
were experienced in February. The temperature on Feb 20-21 reached 70
degrees Fahrenheit, a level not encountered again until Apr 13.
Temperatures during March and most of April were considerably below
average, with persistent W and NW winds. There were only a few days with
favorable S or SE winds. The reason for this weather regime was a
persistent high pressure system in NE Canada, causing the jet stream to
form a southern-bending trough in the NE United States. I believe that this
weather explained much of our 2018 observations.

Season totals are shown below, along with 10-year averages (2008-2017):

*Species*

*2018*

*10-year average*

Golden eagle

150

198

Osprey

53

85

Bald eagle

84

44

Northern harrier

25

28

Sharp-shinned hawk

99

180

Cooper’s hawk

7

48

Northern goshawk

0

2

Red-shouldered hawk

32

49

Broad-winged hawk

381

585

Red-tailed hawk

174

368

Rough-legged hawk

0

4

American kestrel

34

40

Merlin

4

5

Peregrine falcon

1

2



The 150 golden eagles were 76% of the 10-year average (although 2008-2017
included eight of the top nine GE season totals). Previous season totals
included 150, 152, and 156 golden eagles, so the 2018 total was at the low
end of the normal range. The most notable aspect of the golden eagle flight
was its scattered nature. The Feb total of 31 was the second highest for
the month. The 15 golden eagles on Mar 30 was by far the lowest and latest
daily maximum in our 18 years.

In the fall, the vast majority of golden eagles observed at Pennsylvania
watch sites primarily use wind updrafts off a ridge, as their migration
concentrates well after the fall equinox when thermals are weak. Reliance
on ridge updrafts is true in the spring when it is cloudy, but on sunny
spring days, golden eagles use thermals to a much greater extent than in
the fall, as spring migration is around the spring equinox. They become
much more difficult to find when they rely on thermals. One such day when
we may have missed many was Feb 27, when we observed 12 high-flying golden
eagles late in the day. I suspect that this was the biggest flight day of
the season, but most were too high to see.

The 84 bald eagles exceeded the previous season high of 65 (2015); the
number of local bald eagles also increased substantially over previous
years. The numbers of other migrating raptors were mostly below average,
particularly for sharp-shinned and red-tailed hawks. This was only the
second year that we missed rough-legged hawk.

Thanks to all those who contributed, including Shaver’s Creek Environmental
Center, the State College Bird Club, and individuals for funding.
Nick Bolgiano
State College
 

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Date: 4/29/18 7:43 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Surf Scoter - Beaver Co.
This morning I found a drake SURF SCOTER at the mouth of the Beaver River

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 4/29/18 6:48 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (4/22-4/28)
All,
The reported species totaled 92 this week. The main highlights focus is on new spring arrivals.
7 duck species including one N. Shoveler 4/22-4/24, 7 Buffleheads 4/28 & 1 Red-breasted Merganser 4/26 (photo)-4/28
Wild Turkey - very vocal at the Nature Center as well as continuing at Sailor's Point corn fields

Common Loon-high report 6 4/28
Double-crested Cormorant-high report 106 4/24

1 Solitary Sandpiper - first report 4/28
1 Bonaparte's Gull 4/28
Caspian Tern -late report from last week - 2 4/21 (photo)
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 3 4/26

1 Merlin 4/28 photo
1 Least Flycatcher-heard and seen-1st report 4/28
Great Crested Flycatcher-1st report 4/24
2 Eastern Kingbird first report 4/28
1 White-eyed Vireo-1st report 4/26
1 Purple Martin- 4/28


Cliff Swallow-1st report 4/26
2 Wood Thrush 1st report 4/22
11 warbler species including:
2 Ovenbird-1st report 4/28
2 N. Waterthrush-1st report 4/22
Common Yellow-throat- 1st report 4/23
1 Prairie Warbler-1st report 4/25
1 Black-throated Warbler-1st report 4/28
2 Yellow Warbler -1st report 4/28

2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks -1st report 4/28

2 Orchard Orioles-1st report 4/28
1 Baltimore Oriole - 1st report 4/28
Some of the other now regular migrants and newly arrived residents include: Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, E. Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Tree Swallow, Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, E. Towhee, Field Sparrow, & Swamp Sparrow.


Thanks to all who share their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 4/29/18 6:20 am
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Beaver County - FOY Indigo Bunting
We just saw a beautiful male FOY Indigo Bunting in the yard.

Karyn Delaney
 

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Date: 4/29/18 4:58 am
From: Betsy Mescavage <amkestrel1...>
Subject: Hummer, Northampton Co.
Had my FOY Ruby-throated hummer at the feeder this morning, a male.

Betsy Mescavage
E.Allen Twp.
Seemsville
Northampton Co.

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Date: 4/28/18 7:25 pm
From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny County - Northern Waterthrush, Great Crested Flycatcher and other quiet migrans
Tessa Rhinehart and I also participated in the big day competition. We did not walk the inner woods trails and sadly missed out on some of Bob, Michelle, and Ryan’s excellent sightings, but had the following highlights:
Purple Finch singing in the coniferous area near top of SHBP
Bank Swallow and Bald Eagle at Leetsdale Industrial Park (the latter mobbed by an Osprey)
At least 2 or 3 Ovenbirds at SHBP
A Yellow Palm Warbler at Snead’s (interestingly, our only Palm Warbler of the day)
White-crowned Sparrow calling in Sewickley Cemetery
Sharp-shinned Hawk immature flyover at SHBP.
Good birding,
Sameer Apte



Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 28, 2018, at 10:07 PM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
>
> Some very interesting migrants during the Fern Hollow Nature Center's big day competition in the Sewickley/Sewickley Heights area (6:50 am to 3:50 PM):
>
>
> Ruby-crowned Kinglets - everywhere, as expected
>
> Louisiana Waterthrush - 4+ along Little Sewickley Creek
>
> Wood Thrush - Walker Park, only sang a few times
>
> Gray Catbird - Walker Park, saw it, but it never sang
>
> Yellow-throated Warbers - maybe 4 all day
>
> Yellow-rumped Warblers - numerous, as expected
>
> Spotted Sandpiper - 4-6 birds, in a few locations
>
> Horned Grebe - male on the Ohio River in superb breeding plumage
>
> American Redstart - 2 males seen all morning
>
> White-throated Sparrow - a number of birds in a number of locations
>
> Yellow Warbler - 1 silent male foraging in Walker Park
>
> Palm Warbler - Beaver Pond area
>
> Empidonax species - I didn't see this one, but my teammates did get very good looks at a flycatcher with a wing bar
>
> Yellow-throated Vireo - across the road from the Beaver Pond area
>
> Broad-winged Hawk - resident at Sewickley Heights Park was seen and hear numerous times
>
> Hooded Warbler - around the top parking lot area at Sewickley Heights Park, sang 3x only
>
> Osprey - fighting the wind over our picnic table at the top parking area at Sewickley Heights Park
>
> Ovenbird - in the vicinity of the Pine Tree Trail(?) at Sewickley Heights Park, only sang once
>
> Black-throated Green Warbler - in woods trails at top of Sewickley Heights Park, sang 4-5 times only
>
> Great Crested Flycatcher - " " "
>
> Hermit Thrush - " ", called once only
>
> Northern Waterthrush - at Sewickley Heights Park, in the forest pool behind the lawn near the top of the park; calling and seen
>
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA