PABIRDS
Received From Subject
4/19/19 11:10 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Purple Finches - Beaver Co.
4/19/19 10:16 am Amy Henrici <henriciac...> Eastern Whip-poor-will; Allegheny County
4/19/19 8:16 am Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
4/19/19 5:37 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Eastern Kingbird -- Frick Park -- Apr 19, 2019
4/19/19 5:22 am Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Vesper Sparrow, Crawford Co.
4/19/19 4:41 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (18 Apr 2019) 111 Raptors
4/19/19 2:33 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
4/18/19 9:07 pm Dave Leibert <xdave...> Broadwings, Eagles, Osprey Bethlehem Northampton County
4/18/19 6:07 pm Barb Elliot <nflickerbarb...> Nesting Season is Upon Us
4/18/19 5:22 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 18, 2019
4/18/19 5:18 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> FOY Whippoorwill/Franklin CO
4/18/19 4:57 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
4/18/19 4:53 pm DAVID KOCH <0000012d74227426-dmarc-request...> First ruby-throated hummer, Koch property, Northampton County
4/18/19 4:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2019) 567 Raptors
4/18/19 3:32 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Palm warbler, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
4/18/19 2:39 pm Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...> Sora, Vesper Sparrows, Clearfield Co.
4/18/19 2:14 pm Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...> Northampton County Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4/18/19 12:23 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> Singing BTG Warbler Franklin CO
4/18/19 12:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Apr 2019) 15 Raptors
4/18/19 11:20 am Aidan Place <aidanjplace...> Virginia Rails -- Frick Park, Allegheny County
4/18/19 9:10 am Donna Collett <dcollett57...> Warblers arriving- Beaver
4/18/19 8:59 am David Gibson <20cabot...> The iconic Osprey
4/17/19 11:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Apr 2019) 61 Raptors
4/17/19 5:40 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> White-winged Scoters - Butler Co.
4/17/19 5:10 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
4/17/19 5:04 pm Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Little Blue Heron, Crawford Co.
4/17/19 5:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2019) 475 Raptors
4/17/19 4:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (17 Apr 2019) 261 Raptors
4/17/19 3:28 pm Marcy Cunkelman <plant4nature...> Pine Siskin, pair of bald eagles (Indiana co)
4/17/19 3:24 pm jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...> Bake Oven Knob( Lehigh)
4/17/19 2:15 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 17, 2019
4/17/19 12:23 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Blue-winged Teal at Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland Co.) & Redbreasted Mergansers on the Kiski River (Armstrong Co)
4/17/19 12:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Apr 2019) 58 Raptors
4/17/19 12:01 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 4/17
4/17/19 10:08 am Anne Annibali <anneanni...> FOY Ruby Throat
4/17/19 9:42 am Joel Garman <garmans...> little blue heron still here- crawford county
4/17/19 9:38 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> 11 Glossy Ibis at Green Pond, Northampton County
4/17/19 6:59 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 April 2019
4/17/19 1:41 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> New arrivals at Raccoon Wildflower Reserve, Apr 16 = Beaver County
4/17/19 1:40 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> New arrivals at Raccoon Wildflower Reserve, Apr 16
4/16/19 8:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (16 Apr 2019) 18 Raptors
4/16/19 4:50 pm Joel Garman <garmans...> little blue heron- Crawford County
4/16/19 4:16 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (16 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
4/16/19 3:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2019) 99 Raptors
4/16/19 12:46 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 16, 2019
4/16/19 12:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
4/16/19 10:14 am Barry Blust <BarryBlust...> Purple Finch Numbers Swelling
4/16/19 9:49 am Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Rough-winged Swallows nesting, Purple Finch, Pine Siskins, Lancaster County
4/16/19 8:17 am Nathan Thomas <tipandtoad...> FOY warblers and gnatcatcher- Shippensburg University
4/15/19 6:15 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Duck Hollow Today, and Frick April 13, Allegheny County
4/15/19 5:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/15/19 5:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (15 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
4/15/19 4:42 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
4/15/19 4:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (15 Apr 2019) Raptors
4/15/19 11:46 am Tom and Nancy Moeller <thosjmoel...> Forster's Tern and Rough-winged Swallows, Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
4/15/19 10:33 am g. g <birdersx5...> Osprey, Washington County
4/15/19 5:50 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (14 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
4/15/19 5:18 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> FOY Yellow Warbler, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
4/14/19 6:44 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Beaver County - Raccoon Creek 3RBC/Brooks Bird Club Annual Outing Info
4/14/19 4:06 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Eastern Meadowlark -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA -- Apr 14, 2019
4/14/19 12:52 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Re: American White Pelican - Butler Co.
4/14/19 12:33 pm Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Barn Swallows - Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co.
4/14/19 12:28 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (12 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
4/14/19 12:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (14 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
4/14/19 11:09 am Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...> Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County--April follow-up
4/14/19 11:05 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
4/14/19 10:33 am Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> White Pelican, Butler County
4/14/19 10:33 am Marge <marvantassel...> American Bittern at Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County)
4/14/19 10:18 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> American White Pelican - Butler Co.
4/14/19 9:43 am Peter Lusardi <0000002a468f9e0e-dmarc-request...> European Goldfinch at feeders, Cumberland Co.
4/14/19 9:27 am Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
4/14/19 8:43 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 4/14
4/14/19 7:00 am Melanie Gainey <magainey...> Palm Warbler, Harrison Hills, Allegheny County 04.13.19
4/14/19 4:00 am August Mirabella <am4birds1...> Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (4/7 - 4/13)
4/13/19 10:18 pm Michael David <michaeltdavid...> Evening Grosbeaks and more - McKean Co
4/13/19 7:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (13 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors
4/13/19 5:55 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> FOY Chimney Swifts over Lafayette College, Northampton Co.
4/13/19 5:45 pm Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...> kestrel, blue-winged teal, rusty blackbirds, Eastern meadowlark, brown thrasher, y-b sapsucker, belted kingfisher, 6 woodpecker species, ruddies, tree swallows
4/13/19 5:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (13 Apr 2019) 78 Raptors
4/13/19 5:35 pm Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...> Osprey, Winter Wren, et al., Potter Co.
4/13/19 5:12 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 13, 2019
4/13/19 3:55 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Re: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch CORRECTION
4/13/19 3:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2019) 225 Raptors
4/13/19 3:53 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
4/13/19 2:36 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Spring Arrivals - Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township, Butler County
4/13/19 2:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Apr 2019) 41 Raptors
4/13/19 2:10 pm Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> 4 FOY - FOREST COUNTY
4/13/19 1:55 pm Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...> Early Spring migrants, Lancaster county
4/13/19 1:54 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> Yellow-rumped Warbler/Cumberland Co
4/13/19 12:17 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Gallinule - Lawrence Co.
4/13/19 11:42 am Dan Altif <00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request...> Dunlin lehigh cty
4/13/19 10:51 am Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...> Silver Lake in Bucks co
4/13/19 10:09 am Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Long-tailed Duck 2 & no E. Grosbeak - FOREST COUNTY
4/13/19 9:20 am Amy Henrici <henriciac...> FOY Chimney swifts, Allegheny County
4/13/19 6:13 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (12 Apr 2019) 18 Raptors
4/13/19 1:16 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 4/13/2019
4/12/19 9:39 pm Jerry Skinner <jskinner...> Do bald eagles renest?
4/12/19 4:33 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 12, 2019
4/12/19 3:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2019) 82 Raptors
4/12/19 2:48 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> FOY Green Heron near Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
4/12/19 12:38 pm Darwin Evangelista <0000013a0054f307-dmarc-request...> Purple Finches
4/12/19 11:59 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Apr 2019) 5 Raptors
4/12/19 11:17 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 2 April 2019
4/12/19 11:15 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> Re: Washington County - early Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/12/19 9:05 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Blue-headed Vireo, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
4/12/19 7:40 am g. g <birdersx5...> FOY Rose-breasted grosbeak, Washington County
4/12/19 5:00 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (11 Apr 2019) 43 Raptors
4/11/19 11:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (11 Apr 2019) 31 Raptors
4/11/19 7:54 pm Bonnie Ingram <bingram...> Re: Washington County - early Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/11/19 7:50 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Washington County - early Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/11/19 4:11 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Spotted Sandpiper, Great Egrets, Bald Eagle, Glade Run Lake, Butler Co
4/11/19 2:08 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Double-crested cormorants, Washington County
4/11/19 12:16 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Red-necked Grebe continues, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
4/11/19 12:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
4/11/19 8:45 am Ron Burkert <raburkert...> Allegheny County - FOY blue-gray gnatcatcher
4/11/19 8:02 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Ruby-crowned kinglet, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
4/11/19 2:20 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (10 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors
4/10/19 5:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2019) 6 Raptors
4/10/19 3:36 pm Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> Trumpeter Swan P42 'Disco' update - Clearfield County
4/10/19 1:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (10 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/10/19 12:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Apr 2019) 10 Raptors
4/10/19 12:02 pm Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...> Three-part young birder program offered near Pittsburgh in April and May
4/9/19 6:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (09 Apr 2019) 22 Raptors
4/9/19 5:44 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2019) 12 Raptors
4/9/19 5:27 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country Trail, North Shore, Apr 9, 2019
4/9/19 1:44 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (09 Apr 2019) 8 Raptors
4/9/19 12:55 pm Ron & Amy Burkert <raburkert...> Re: Allegheny Co - NO Black-crowned Night Heron, yes to another local raven sighting
4/9/19 12:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 Apr 2019) 6 Raptors
4/9/19 12:14 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 9, 2019
4/9/19 11:08 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co - NO Black-crowned Night Heron, yes to another local raven sighting
4/9/19 10:35 am linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request...> American Goldfinches - Cumberland County
4/9/19 8:37 am Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
4/9/19 7:45 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
4/9/19 4:06 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (08 Apr 2019) 30 Raptors
4/9/19 2:01 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Yellow-throated warbler, Raccoon WFR, Beaver, Sun Apr 7
4/8/19 7:27 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Apr 8, 2019
4/8/19 7:16 pm Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> moderate waterfowl fallout, berks
4/8/19 5:20 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> FOY Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny Co
4/8/19 5:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (08 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
4/8/19 4:59 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> Trash harms birdlife
4/8/19 4:54 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Shavers Creek Birding Cup
4/8/19 4:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (08 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
4/8/19 1:41 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 8, 2019 (revised edition)
4/8/19 1:38 pm Cathy Brown <blueapis...> barred owls calling
4/8/19 1:27 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 8, 2019
4/8/19 1:11 pm Darwin Evangelista <0000013a0054f307-dmarc-request...> FOYs
4/8/19 1:09 pm Ron Burkert <raburkert...> Leucistic mallard hen - Allegheny Co
4/8/19 12:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/8/19 11:56 am Ron Burkert <raburkert...> Black-crowned night-heron; Allegheny County, PA
4/8/19 6:33 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (07 Apr 2019) 29 Raptors
4/8/19 4:42 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Waterfowl on Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
4/7/19 7:42 pm Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Fish Crow - MERCER COUNTY
4/7/19 6:18 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Today, Allegheny County, Fox Sparrows, and More
4/7/19 5:51 pm Chris Blazo <000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request...> Franklin County
4/7/19 5:39 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
4/7/19 5:36 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk watch for April 7, 2019
4/7/19 4:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (07 Apr 2019) 94 Raptors
4/7/19 4:01 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> 28 migrant raptors in 2 hours, Pennsburg area, Montgomery Co.
4/7/19 3:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2019) 95 Raptors
4/7/19 2:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Apr 2019) 12 Raptors
4/7/19 11:38 am Patricia Rossi <0000013900e2b6de-dmarc-request...> Osprey soaring in NE Phila
4/7/19 5:01 am August Mirabella <am4birds1...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (3/31-4/6)
4/7/19 1:09 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (06 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
4/6/19 6:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (06 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
4/6/19 6:33 pm Sally Zaino <szaino...> Leb Co Pine Warbler
4/6/19 6:33 pm Jady <jadyconroy...> FOY Birds
4/6/19 4:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (06 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
4/6/19 2:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/6/19 12:53 pm Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...> Lancaster/ Chester counties
4/6/19 12:09 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 6, 2019
4/6/19 10:46 am Amy Henrici <henriciac...> New Heron colony, Allegheny River and County
4/6/19 9:13 am Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...> Silver Lake in Bucks co
4/6/19 2:40 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (05 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/6/19 12:19 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 4/6/2019
4/5/19 4:53 pm Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...> Fayette County Long-tailed Ducks
4/5/19 1:59 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> 11 Bonaparte's Gulls, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
4/5/19 1:57 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 5, 2019
4/5/19 12:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (05 Apr 2019) Raptors
4/5/19 11:13 am Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Red-necked Grebes, Crawford Co.
4/5/19 11:00 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Surf Scoters - Allegheny Co.
4/5/19 10:55 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co - The ravens return
4/5/19 7:31 am A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4.05, Brn. Thrasher & Am.Tree Swallows Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
4/5/19 6:51 am Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> Global Big Day and PA Migration Count
4/5/19 12:51 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (04 Apr 2019) 18 Raptors
4/4/19 8:53 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 4/4
4/4/19 4:08 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
4/4/19 4:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2019) 8 Raptors
4/4/19 1:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (04 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
4/4/19 1:02 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 4, 2019
4/4/19 12:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
4/4/19 12:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
4/3/19 6:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2019) 12 Raptors
4/3/19 3:13 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> FOY Blue-winged Teals, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
4/3/19 2:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (03 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
4/3/19 1:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (03 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors
4/3/19 1:32 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 3, 2019
4/3/19 8:58 am Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co
4/3/19 4:30 am John Freiberg <johnfreiberg...> Re: Starling Mimicry
4/2/19 8:12 pm Rob Fergus <birdchaser...> 2019 Delaware County Listing Challenge--End of March Update
4/2/19 5:44 pm reeser <reeser...> Brown Creeper, Eastern Towhee -- Cumberland County
4/2/19 5:34 pm Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...> Virginia rail/Armstrong County
4/2/19 4:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
4/2/19 4:37 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 2, 2019
4/2/19 4:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (02 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
4/2/19 2:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (02 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors
4/2/19 2:27 pm Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...> Black Vulture, Venango Co.
4/2/19 12:38 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 26 March 2019
4/2/19 11:21 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Apr 2019) Raptors
4/2/19 9:55 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Re: Starling Mimicry
4/2/19 9:43 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Re: Starling Mimicry
4/2/19 9:34 am Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...> Re: Starling Mimicry
4/2/19 9:10 am Barb <0000001455f85cf8-dmarc-request...> Re: Allegheny Co. - more fun with a raven
4/2/19 8:37 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co. - more fun with a raven
4/2/19 6:56 am Katrina Knight <kknight...> Re: Starling Mimicry
4/2/19 2:04 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Re: Starling Mimicry
4/1/19 5:32 pm Heather Jacoby <greybeh...> Starling Mimicry
4/1/19 5:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (01 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
4/1/19 4:15 pm Russ States <pelagics202...> Re: Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
4/1/19 3:44 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2019) 5 Raptors
4/1/19 2:28 pm Cathy Brown <blueapis...> Re: Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
4/1/19 1:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (01 Apr 2019) 8 Raptors
4/1/19 1:25 pm Brauning, Daniel <dbrauning...> Heron surveys
4/1/19 1:23 pm Brauning, Daniel <dbrauning...> Breeding Bird Survey routes
4/1/19 12:32 pm Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Today, Allegheny County
4/1/19 12:12 pm Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> Re: The evil "X" of eBird
4/1/19 12:06 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
4/1/19 11:26 am Bob Schutsky <info...> Ruffed Grouse in Southern Lancaster County
4/1/19 9:35 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Mar 2019) 74 Raptors
4/1/19 8:25 am Hayley Kile <pezolut...> FOY Towhee and Eastern bluebird, Phoebe - Allegheny County
4/1/19 6:39 am Jim Hill <jimhill.jimhill...> The evil "X" of eBird
4/1/19 5:42 am Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> April eBird Challenge, eBird Alerts, counting birds, eBird India.
4/1/19 3:16 am August Mirabella <am4birds1...> Peace Valley Park (IBA)- (3/24 -3/30) -Bucks Co.
4/1/19 3:11 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (31 Mar 2019) 8 Raptors
3/31/19 7:53 pm Joe Papp <joe.papp01...> Washington Pike Complex / DDI GBHE Rookery - current count? (Allegheny County)
3/31/19 4:43 pm Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...> Lancaster Co Bird Club Photo Contest; Submission deadline 8/1/2019
3/31/19 3:34 pm Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Crawford Co.
3/31/19 2:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (31 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/31/19 1:18 pm Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...> Blue-winged Teal, Rusty Blackbirds, et al., Clearfield Co.
3/31/19 12:56 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
3/31/19 11:20 am Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Lebanon-6 Least Sandpipers
3/31/19 7:19 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Long-tailed Duck -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Mar 31, 2019
3/31/19 7:17 am Michael Walter <0000013701d38e78-dmarc-request...> Common Loon - Allegheny County - Duck Hollow
3/31/19 5:16 am Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request...> FOY Chipping Sparrow Adams County
3/31/19 1:07 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 3/31/2019
3/30/19 9:17 pm E-mail <wnlaubscher...> American Bittern, McElhatten, Clinton Co., 3/30
3/30/19 4:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (30 Mar 2019) 31 Raptors
3/30/19 4:43 pm Amy Henrici <henriciac...> Tree swallows and Bonaparte's Gull, Allegheny Co.
3/30/19 3:54 pm Dave Leibert <xdave...> Peregrine and Bald eagle, Bethlehem. Northampton and Lehigh counties
3/30/19 3:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2019) 55 Raptors
3/30/19 3:09 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 30, 2019
3/30/19 2:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Mar 2019) 22 Raptors
3/30/19 1:29 pm Lee Simpson <0000013640a8a13a-dmarc-request...> Great Blue Heron Rookery, Kempton, Berks Co
3/30/19 1:24 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Montour Trail, Mar 30, 2019
3/30/19 11:09 am Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> FOY Chipping Sparrow and Tree Swallow, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny Co.
3/30/19 9:34 am Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Long-tailed Ducks, Edinboro Lake, Erie Co.
3/30/19 8:39 am Sally Zaino <szaino...> Dauphin Co Fox Sparrow
3/30/19 8:38 am Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...> Silver Lake in Bucks co
3/30/19 7:01 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> E. Phoebe FOY/Franklin County
3/30/19 5:02 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Mar 2019) 3 Raptors
3/29/19 5:39 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> FOY Greater Yellowlegs and Eastern Meadowlark, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
3/29/19 5:36 pm Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...> Canvasback, Long-tailed Ducks, Clearfield Co.
3/29/19 5:35 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 3/29
3/29/19 5:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/29/19 3:40 pm Rob Blye <rwblye...> Re: FOY Chipping Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
3/29/19 2:51 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> FOY Towhee/ Franklin County
3/29/19 1:29 pm Linda Widdop <linda...> Re: FOY Chipping Sparrow - Montco
3/29/19 1:23 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> FOY Chipping Sparrow Franklin co
3/29/19 1:15 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> FOY Chipping Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
3/29/19 1:14 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Bonaparte's Gulls - Beaver Co.
3/29/19 12:23 pm George Casselberry <00000135b13f158b-dmarc-request...> Sandhill Crane fly over- Lawrence County, George Casselberry
3/29/19 12:15 pm Joseph Majdan <Joseph.Majdan...> Red Wing Blackbird: Bucks County
3/29/19 11:32 am Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...> Harlequin Armstrong County
3/29/19 6:39 am Scott Weidensaul <000001343b2dd726-dmarc-request...> Bill Thompson III tribute
3/28/19 5:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
3/28/19 5:26 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 28, 2019
3/28/19 5:09 pm Peter Moffett <petervmoffett...> Postings
3/28/19 4:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2019) 66 Raptors
3/28/19 4:25 pm Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...> Lancaster Co Bird Club - Thurs. 4/4/2019 - Program on restoring Red Knots & the DE Bay
3/28/19 3:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (28 Mar 2019) 15 Raptors
3/28/19 3:00 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Bald eagles, Washington County
3/28/19 11:16 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 3/28
3/27/19 5:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2019) 30 Raptors
3/27/19 5:07 pm Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...> Allegheny National Forest
3/27/19 4:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (27 Mar 2019) 23 Raptors
3/27/19 3:08 pm DAVID KOCH <0000012d74227426-dmarc-request...> Re: eBird Report - Green Pond, Northampton Co gulls
3/27/19 1:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (27 Mar 2019) 7 Raptors
3/27/19 12:59 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 27, 2019
3/27/19 10:49 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Re: eBird Report - Green Pond, Northampton Co gulls
3/27/19 9:52 am Bill Etter <billetter01...> eBird Report - Green Pond, Northampton Co gulls
3/27/19 7:50 am Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> Gulls and robin - late post Lycoming Co
3/27/19 2:19 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Mar 2019) 9 Raptors
3/26/19 11:44 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Re: Lesser Black-backed Gulls (372) at Green Pond, Northampton Co
3/26/19 8:59 pm Bill Etter <billetter01...> Lesser Black-backed Gulls (372) at Green Pond, Northampton Co
3/26/19 6:47 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--McDanel's Boat Launch, Mar 26, 2019
3/26/19 6:46 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Mar 26, 2019
3/26/19 6:20 pm Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Evening Grosbeak (2) - FOREST COUNTY
3/26/19 5:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2019) 22 Raptors
3/26/19 3:56 pm Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Ruffed Grouse in Crawford Co.
3/26/19 3:16 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 26, 2019
3/26/19 2:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (26 Mar 2019) 17 Raptors
3/26/19 2:26 pm Michael Leahy <mrl706...> Re: A thought in memoriam for Bill Thompson III
3/26/19 1:44 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Louisiana waterthrush, Washington County
3/26/19 12:45 pm Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...> Pine Warbler, Fox Sparrows, Clearfield Co.
3/26/19 8:05 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> A thought in memoriam for Bill Thompson III
3/26/19 4:16 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (25 Mar 2019) 15 Raptors
3/26/19 1:59 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Ospreys mating, Duquesne, Allegheny, 24 March
3/25/19 5:28 pm Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...> Fayette County---Greenlick Run Lake
3/25/19 5:15 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 3/25
3/25/19 4:11 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/25/19 2:22 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 25, 2019
3/25/19 1:06 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Waterfowl-Washington county
3/25/19 12:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (25 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/25/19 9:20 am ED BARRELL <ed.barrell...> Osprey, Blue Marsh Lake , Berks Co
3/25/19 8:25 am Dean Newhouse <dean.newhouse...> York County, Pinchot Lake, Long-tailed Ducks
3/25/19 5:10 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> 2 Long-tailed Ducks and a few others, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
3/25/19 4:02 am August Mirabella <am4birds1...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) Bucks Co. (3/17 - 3/23)
3/25/19 3:51 am Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> SGL 95, Butler
3/25/19 3:19 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Mar 2019) 29 Raptors
3/25/19 3:18 am Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Red-necked Grebes, Moraine SP
3/24/19 5:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (24 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
3/24/19 5:06 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 3/24
3/24/19 4:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2019) 12 Raptors
3/24/19 4:17 pm Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Merlin, Lancaster County
3/24/19 3:50 pm Michael David <michaeltdavid...> Moraine SP, Butler Co - Trip report
3/24/19 3:26 pm Bob Schutsky <info...> Cackling Geese, Southern Lancaster County
3/24/19 2:01 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
3/24/19 1:50 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 24, 2019
3/24/19 11:34 am Bruce J. Rubin <brubin171...>
3/24/19 11:16 am Bob Schutsky <info...> Canvasback and Cormorant, Southern Lancaster County
3/24/19 6:25 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Eastern Phoebe -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Mar 24, 2019
3/24/19 2:23 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 Mar 2019) 3 Raptors
3/23/19 11:28 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 3/24/2019
3/23/19 6:16 pm Tammy Frech Arnold <000001319225bad4-dmarc-request...> Allegheny Co. Pittsburgh City limits eagle
3/23/19 5:08 pm Kim & Jeff <jkbrinker...> Snow Goose, Shenango Lake, Mercer County
3/23/19 5:00 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Washington County - Raven (yep, again!)
3/23/19 4:48 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Mar 23, 2019
3/23/19 4:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (23 Mar 2019) 6 Raptors
3/23/19 4:30 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 23, 2019
3/23/19 4:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (23 Mar 2019) 4 Raptors
3/23/19 2:56 pm Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...> Silver Lake in Bucks co
3/23/19 11:23 am Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Red-breasted Mergansers & Eastern Meadowlarks - FOREST COUNTY
3/23/19 10:19 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> Woodcock's/Franklin Co.
3/23/19 8:35 am Joel Garman <garmans...> 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS- CRAWFORD COUNTY
3/23/19 8:30 am Peter Moffett <petervmoffett...> White crown sparrows- Chester County
3/23/19 5:44 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
3/22/19 7:48 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 3/22
3/22/19 4:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2019) 3 Raptors
3/22/19 12:11 pm David Yeany II <dyeany2...> Keep looking for Evening Grosbeaks! ANF Region
3/22/19 8:33 am Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> 3RBC April Meeting
3/22/19 7:21 am Brauning, Daniel <dbrauning...> Can you help?
3/22/19 3:17 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Re: Red-throated Loon, Moraine, Butler
3/22/19 2:53 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/21/19 9:40 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co. 3/21
3/21/19 2:56 pm Kimberly Springer <springer0707...> Evening Grosbeak (40) - FOREST COUNTY
3/21/19 12:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (21 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/21/19 9:14 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 March 2019
3/21/19 8:43 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 March 2019
3/21/19 8:40 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (21 Mar 2019) Raptors
3/21/19 8:30 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> Re: Red-throated Loon, Moraine, Butler
3/21/19 8:24 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 21, 2019
3/21/19 6:21 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> 14 duck species, ~500 individuals - Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co. (3/20)
3/21/19 4:31 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Bucks Co. Birders Meeting 3/26 7:30PM Newfoundland, A Nature Wonder
3/21/19 3:17 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Mar 2019) 9 Raptors
3/20/19 5:41 pm Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> Brewer's Duck, Lancaster
3/20/19 5:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (20 Mar 2019) 37 Raptors
3/20/19 5:12 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
3/20/19 4:15 pm Lauren Conkle <chickadee54...> Woodcocks and Great Horned Owl, Washington Co.
3/20/19 3:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (20 Mar 2019) 16 Raptors
3/20/19 1:41 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 20, 2019
3/20/19 12:11 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 5 March 2019
3/20/19 10:40 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Mar 2019) 6 Raptors
 
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Date: 4/19/19 11:10 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Purple Finches - Beaver Co.
This morning there six Purple Finches at the park office feeder at Raccoon
Creek State Park

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 4/19/19 10:16 am
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: Eastern Whip-poor-will; Allegheny County
Yesterday evening I was outside at dusk watching the moon rise, trying to
count bats flying around the yard (3-4), listening to the toads and tree
frogs, and doing some odds and ends, when I noticed that something else was
calling. The traffic noise and amphibian calls died down briefly, and I
realized that a whip-poor-will was calling from the scrubby woods between
our house and our neighbors house, which is about a 1/4 mile away. I yelled
for Pat, but by the time he came out, the bird had stopped calling.We think
that it was a migrant that called a bit before heading out. The only other
time we heard one from the yard was back in the early 1990s.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea
 

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Date: 4/19/19 8:16 am
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 4/19/19



Eagle

Osprey (3)

Double-crested Cormorant

Kingfisher

Spotted Sandpiper

Tree and Rough-winged Swallows

Pileated Woodpecker

E. Kingbird







Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

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




 

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Date: 4/19/19 5:37 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Eastern Kingbird -- Frick Park -- Apr 19, 2019
Highlights this cloudy warm morning in Frick Park included an early Eastern Kingbird, a Brown Thrasher singing from the tree tops, two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and a Blue-headed Vireo.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park
Apr 19, 2019
07:39
Traveling
2.07 miles
45 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 1.9.0 Build 9

3 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Eastern Kingbird -- FOY. Unmistakable: White below, dark above, White tip on tail.
1 Blue-headed Vireo -- FOY
2 Blue Jay
6 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
4 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- FOY
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
5 American Robin
1 Brown Thrasher
4 Chipping Sparrow
5 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal
1 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 18
 

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Date: 4/19/19 5:22 am
From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...>
Subject: Vesper Sparrow, Crawford Co.


Hi all,



I had a FOY Vesper Sparrow singing in our yard this morning, just east of
Coneautville on E. Spring Rd. I was also happy to benefit a little from the
massive Broadwing Hawk movement we had in the northwestern corner of the
state yesterday. In a half an hour gap I had to skywatch yesterday
afternoon, I saw 4 Broadwings flying over, and a total 6 throughout the day.
I also saw my FOY Chimney Swift. Enjoy the next few weeks! It'll only get
better!



Kendall Zook

Crawford Co.
 

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Date: 4/19/19 4:41 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (18 Apr 2019) 111 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 20 189
OS 2 31 36
BE 0 19 31
NH 4 8 14
SS 14 66 88
CH 6 25 49
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 80 337 337
RT 2 116 270
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 19 102
AK 0 6 12
ML 0 1 2
PG 0 3 5
UA 1 2 5
UB 1 9 16
UF 0 2 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 10 26

Total: 111 689 1257
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Adam Katranchta, Bob Stewart, Dick Akers, Ed Gowarty,Sr,
Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Greg Coughnour, Ed Gowarty, Bob Stewart, Dick Akers, Nancy Ott, Adam
Katranchta


Weather:
Thick fog at start, but lifted within an hour, visibility improved steadily
throughout the day, varying clouds and sun during the day, SE winds, temps
in mid 60s

Raptor Observations:
GE juv @ 10:22 flew S non-migrating, GE age unknown, @ 12:05,


Non-raptor Observations:
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Towhees, ravens, BV, Chickadees, loon

Predictions:
SE winds, cloudy with rain by late morning, temps in 6os
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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

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Date: 4/19/19 2:33 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 53 137
Osprey 2 51 67
Bald Eagle 0 21 53
Northern Harrier 0 15 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 74 103
Cooper's Hawk 3 37 53
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 5 41 41
Red-tailed Hawk 0 19 43
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 28 41
Merlin 0 2 4
Peregrine Falcon 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: 14 342 567
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Anita Regester, Daniel Noznisky

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (23): Kristi Given [TLC group of 16], Anita Regester, Charlotte
McClain, Henry McClain, Daniel Noznisky, Tracy Murdaugh, Francine
Joyce-Martin
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy -Partly Sunny (100-50% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 1,300-30,000 ft.,
Visibility - 5 miles, Temps 53 - 71F, Winds ESE-SSE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, _-American Kestrel, and numerous Black (24) and Turkey
Vultures (57).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í
<BR><BR>
A Red-breasted Nuthatch was just a bit of a surprise calling from the
deciduous woods at the parking lot; likely on its northbound migration.
An even nicer surprise was the Eastern Meadowlark I watched calling from
our original feeder snag. Was it the same bird seen last month?
<BR><BR>
Anita and her grandchildren were out today, enjoying the fine weather ahead
of tomorrowís storm. TLC had a group of 16 out birding. Dan was here when
we heard a Blue-headed Vireo [FOY] singing in the woods at the parking lot.
We tracked it down, seeing two. There was just a smattering of hawks
moving; not the number I had hoped for. Where are they?
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Belted Kingfisher, Rough-winged Swallow, Great Blue Heron, Red-breasted
Nuthatch, Brown Thrasher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-headed Vireo, Common
Yellowthroat, Pine Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Meadowlark, and
White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur.
Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (1): Eastern Gray
Squirrel.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.77; Steps: 11,201; Floors: 12.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 52; this season: 97
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (2):Ē
Blue-headed Vireo and Pine Warbler.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like yet another washout with rain, heavy
especially in the afternoon.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/18/19 9:07 pm
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: Broadwings, Eagles, Osprey Bethlehem Northampton County
Howdy All,

While looking around for peregrines in Bethlehem today I glanced up
through the sunroof of my car and I noticed a kettle of broad winged
hawks. This was a little past the casino on 412. There were probably
about 30 of them. They were coming of the ridge at south mtn and heading
Northeast across the Lehigh river.

I rang up one of the Bake Oven Knob hawkwatchers (Ed) with the news and
he looked up and saw a dozen going over his place in Emerald.

I little earlier I had an osprey in the Walking Purchase park. After the
braodwings I looked through the binocs at a bald eagle sitting on its
nest and I noticed that it was feeding a pretty healthy looking eaglet .

Maybe this weekend I will give Spring hawkwatchng a go at BOK.

Happy Birding,
Dave
 

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Date: 4/18/19 6:07 pm
From: Barb Elliot <nflickerbarb...>
Subject: Nesting Season is Upon Us
In anticipation of this year's nesting backyard birds, I recently posted a
photo essay blog that looks back at many of the species that have nested in
my yard, and the lessons and tips I have learned along the way. Note that
the video of a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers excavating a nest cavity is
best viewed on a larger screen. See "Welcome Nesting Birds!" at
www.backyardsfornature.org

Barb Elliot
Co-Director, *Backyards for Nature*, a Program of Valley Forge Audubon
Society

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Date: 4/18/19 5:22 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 18, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture            1132           8950          16716
Osprey                      19             42             45
Bald Eagle                  23             52             66
Northern Harrier            22             71             87
Sharp-shinned Hawk         335            600            624
Cooper's Hawk               12             24             43
Northern Goshawk             2              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             32            165
Broad-winged Hawk         2516           2552           2552
Red-tailed Hawk             39            162            314
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2              5
Golden Eagle                 1              2              2
American Kestrel            93            335            409
Merlin                       3              5              6
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            1              1              2
Unknown Buteo                0              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              5              6
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                    4204          12846          21064
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end   time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Bernie O\'Connor, Jerry McWilliams, Jerry Stanley,
                  Katie Andersen, Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
It was great to have lots of help today.  With all of the eyes on the sky,
there was confidence that we were getting a good percentage of the birds
passing by. Spotters included, Ken Felix, Russ States, Jennifer Ferrick,
Jerry Stanley, Katie Andersen, Justin Berkheimer, Bernie O'Connor, Jamie
Hill, and Jim Baxter. Others present at times included Sarah Sargent,
Bonnie Ginader, Nancy Andersen, Annette Smith, Joao Taveres, Mary Birdsong,
Mark Lethaby, my wife, Andy Hauser (Game Warden), John Scott, Connor Vara,
and a DCNR environmental educator.  Sorry if I missed anybody. 


Weather:
Cloudy at times becoming variably cloudy with SSW wind and very warm with
temps. reaching the upper 70s F.

Raptor Observations:
Hawk watchers live for days like today.  We had four clickers going most of
the day.  A very busy one with the first big push of BWs and other raptors.
With the strong south wind, birds stayed near the lake all day. Peak BW
flight occurred between the 0900 and 1100 hrs. EST. Number of birds of all
species dropped significantly after mid-day. However, there was a
resurgence of BWs during the 1300-1400 hr. EST. Highlights were a possible
Swainson's Hawk shortly after mid-day, two Northern Goshawks, a light and a
dark morph Rough-legged Hawk, and a Golden Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 7, Double-crested Cormorant 45, Great Blue Heron 2, Belted
Kingfisher 5, Cedar Waxwing 12, Caspian Tern 2, many swallows including our
first Bank Swallow, Chimney Swift 6, Eastern Meadowlark 3, American
Goldfinch 5, and several mixed flocks of blackbirds.

Predictions:
Cloudy with rain in the AM with southerly winds.  Chance of rain in PM, but
winds shift to the NE.  Still warm, but less so than today.  A flight not
likely.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/18/19 5:18 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: FOY Whippoorwill/Franklin CO
Music to my ears as I'm sitting here at Lindsay Lot Road and the powerline,
and at 8:10pm the Whippoorwill let's us know it is alive and well, having
completed it's long journey northward, lifts it's rhythmic song into the
dark woods as the moon appears on the horizon! (Was that a run-on sentence
or no sentence at allūüėä)

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 4/18/19 4:57 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
It was another incredible day at the hawk watch, with a total of 567
raptors, beating yesterday as the biggest day of the season! Yesterday's
total of 440 Broad-winged Hawks was the third-highest single day total in
the history of the count. Today's total of 473 bumps it down to
fourth-highest, and takes the season total for Broad-wings to 1,213!

Other raptors had great showings as well today. Osprey, Bald Eagle, and
Sharp-shinned Hawk each had their highest totals of the season. We also saw
all three falcons for the first time this season today.

One Sandhill Crane was perhaps the most notable bird of the day. Several
first of season birds were seen as well, they were Chimney Swift,
Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Black-and-white Warbler.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 18, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 8 16 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 15 70 75 Bald Eagle 9 25 62 Northern Harrier 1 15 21 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 49 107 130 Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 7 41 Broad-winged Hawk 473 1213 1213 Red-tailed Hawk 16 178 373
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 0 11 142 American Kestrel 2 32 59
Merlin 1 4 6 Peregrine Falcon 1 1 4 Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3 Unknown Buteo 0
3 6 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total:
567 1704 2296
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.5 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Overcast with SSE wind at 15 kph to start
the count, wind becoming stronger throughout the day, peaking at 25 kph and
shifting slightly to SE later in the day. Raptor Observations: 5 TV.
Non-raptor Observations: 2 COLO, 113 DCCO, 1 SACR, 1 MODO, 1 CHSW, 2 NOFL,
1 BHVI, 1 AMCR, 2 TRES, 6 BARS, 1 BCCH, 1 EABL, 1 BAWW, 1 YRWA, 1 FISP, 2
EATO, 1 COGR, 5 BHCO, 7 PUFI, 3 AMGO. Predictions: Thunderstorms beginning
by 1000 lasting all day, and into Saturday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*
 

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Date: 4/18/19 4:53 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <0000012d74227426-dmarc-request...>
Subject: First ruby-throated hummer, Koch property, Northampton County
At 7:30 tonight, the 18th, an adult male (as is normal) ruby-throated hummingbird flew into a front porch feeder that I just put up yesterday.  This is really early for a sighting here but it has happened occasionally before. And it stands to reason that lots of them are migrating north without being seen by anyone. I don't expect it to stick around; the first ones almost never do.  I still expect a territorial bird or two will take up temporary summer residence here in early May, but we'll see. And on the sparrow front, white-throated's and white-crowned's remain numerous, while juncos are mostly gone. A blue-gray gnatcatcher flew into a yard tree this evening and was gone in about a minute. Also, broadwings are moving across the ridge in front of the house. 

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

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Date: 4/18/19 4:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2019) 567 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 15 70 75
Bald Eagle 9 25 62
Northern Harrier 1 15 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 107 130
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 473 1213 1213
Red-tailed Hawk 16 178 373
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 11 142
American Kestrel 2 32 59
Merlin 1 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 9

Total: 567 1704 2296
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Overcast with SSE wind at 15 kph to start the count, wind becoming stronger
throughout the day, peaking at 25 kph and shifting slightly to SE later in
the day.

Raptor Observations:
5 TV.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 COLO, 113 DCCO, 1 SACR, 1 MODO, 1 CHSW, 2 NOFL, 1 BHVI, 1 AMCR, 2 TRES, 6
BARS, 1 BCCH, 1 EABL, 1 BAWW, 1 YRWA, 1 FISP, 2 EATO, 1 COGR, 5 BHCO, 7
PUFI, 3 AMGO.

Predictions:
Thunderstorms beginning by 1000 lasting all day, and into Saturday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/18/19 3:32 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Palm warbler, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
First of year Palm warbler today in Schenley Park. Complete checklist here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55089463
KateSt.John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 4/18/19 2:39 pm
From: Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Sora, Vesper Sparrows, Clearfield Co.
This afternoon a Sora was calling in the swamp along Platt Road near DuBois. Additionally, a few Vesper Sparrows were singing in the plowed fields along Kirk Road near Luthersburg.
Dan RichardsTreasure Lake
 

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Date: 4/18/19 2:14 pm
From: Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...>
Subject: Northampton County Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
I had a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher this afternoon at my home in North
Bangor. As usual, new birds seem to show themselves in the afternoon.
I had my foy Louisiana Waterthrush starting on Saturday (the 13th)
afternoon. I live on a tiny stream where they breed every year. The
only other migrant was another unidentified warbler high in the trees
in bad lighting, possibly a Palm. Juncos are still here, but numbers
are declining.

Sherri LaBar
N. Bangor, Northampton County, PA
 

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Date: 4/18/19 12:23 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Singing BTG Warbler Franklin CO
What a welcome sound to hear the FOS song of Black throated Green Warbler
today! Pine and Yellow-rumped also singing this week.

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 4/18/19 12:15 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Apr 2019) 15 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 15 18
Turkey Vulture 0 8 42
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 6 7
Bald Eagle 1 12 18
Northern Harrier 1 3 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 25 35
Cooper's Hawk 1 12 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 9 83 83
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 14 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 17
Merlin 0 9 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 17 19

Total: 15 243 334
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: Momodou Lamin

Counters: Lansothung Lotha

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/18/19 11:20 am
From: Aidan Place <aidanjplace...>
Subject: Virginia Rails -- Frick Park, Allegheny County
Frick Park has a well-earned reputation for as an excellent urban migrant trap. The diversity of birdlife there was a large part of what got me into serious birding, and it has turned up a large number of incredible sightings over the years.

This was exemplified today when I found at least two and probably three VIRGINIA RAILS along Nine Mile Run. The birds were both heard and seen at the wetland just past the soccer fields (40.428248, -79.901492). A recording of the birds can be found on the following eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55085990.

It was an excellent day in Frick‚ÄĒ even without the rails-- with Black-and-white, Hooded, Yellow-rumped, and Yellow-throated Warblers, Broad-winged Hawk, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a flyover Pine Siskin, and lots of singing Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Blue-grey Gnatcatchers.

Good birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 4/18/19 9:10 am
From: Donna Collett <dcollett57...>
Subject: Warblers arriving- Beaver
At Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve .
FOY- Northern Paula-2
FOY- Black throted Green-1
FOY- American Redstart-1
Yellowthroated-6
Pine- 1
Blue Grey Gnatcatchers everywhere.
Common Merganser-4
Wood Duck-4
Osprey-2
N. Roughwinged Swallows- 4
Other common spring birds abound
The wildflowers are peaking and spectacular.

Donna Collett
Beaver County
 

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Date: 4/18/19 8:59 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: The iconic Osprey
Hi PA birders, I've written a piece, likely the first in a series, on the
iconic Osprey. Ironically, I just observed one at Gifford Pinchot State
Park in York County. The piece features some of my observations, a few
short stories (one about our visit to Harrisburg to see Jimmy Webb), and a
number of photos. I hope you'll read it and enjoy it, and maybe send me a
comment or 2. Good spring birding!
https://birdpartner.com/2019/04/18/osprey-nests-and-nesting/
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/
 

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Date: 4/17/19 11:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Apr 2019) 61 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6 53 137
Osprey 2 49 65
Bald Eagle 1 21 53
Northern Harrier 3 15 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 70 99
Cooper's Hawk 3 34 50
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 34 36 36
Red-tailed Hawk 2 19 43
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 28 41
Merlin 1 2 4
Peregrine Falcon 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: 61 328 553
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi, Steve Nuttle

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (15): Steve Nuttle, Lea Gummey [plus group of 11 from TLC], Jim
Balint, Kathleen Pileggi
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy (100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 5,300-5,700 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 50 - 58F, Winds NE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (24) and Turkey Vultures (81).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í
<BR><BR>
It was an early start at Bucktoe today with my friend Steve coming for
finishing touches on my new canopy. Steve arrived and we worked on things.
While we toiled, Steve ďmulti-taskedĒ by finding our first Broad-winged
Hawk of the day. Many more followed. Steve also found Common Loons flying
quickly overhead for which he demanded and received ďfull-partial credit.Ē
With that he left, having reached his peak. [Thanks, my friend] A couple
of American Pipits [my FOY] flew over after Steve FINALLY LEFT! [He needs
to leave more often!]
<BR><BR>
The morning was filled with hawks, but quickly slowed to a trickle. Still
it gave promise to a good week forthcoming.
<BR><BR>
Lea was out with a different group from TLC. After they left, I walked the
meadow, discovering an Eastern Kingbird [FOY].
<BR><BR>
Kathleen arrived and with her interest in wildflowers, we took a walk,
concentrating on those. Native highlights seen included Cut-leaved
Toothwort, Virginia Bluebell, Spring Beauty, Bloodroot, Common Violet, and
Downy Yellow Violet.
<BR><BR>
Following the watch, Kathleen and I went to Cheslen Preserve where the
wetlands held Gadwall, Wood Duck, Solitary Sandpiper, Virginia Rail, Great
Blue Herons, Green Herons, Rough-winged Swallows, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers,
and an American Bittern [FOY]. We also watched a Beaver as it cruised the
pond.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Common Loon, Wood Duck, Killdeer, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Brown
Thrasher, American Pipit, Rough-winged Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, and
White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): American Toad. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 10.54; Steps: 24,731; Floors: 14.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 58; this season: 95
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (2):Ē American
Pipit and Eastern Kingbird.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like Broad-wings! There are calm winds and
background clouds all day and with the beginning of their migration
yesterday morning, I expect a lot!
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/17/19 5:40 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: White-winged Scoters - Butler Co.
Debbie Darney called me this evening to report two White-winged Scoters
were seen on Lake Arthur today from the south shore overlook at Moraine
State Park

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 4/17/19 5:10 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
It was a fantastic day at the hawk watch, with the biggest numbers of the
season by far! A total of 475 raptors were counted, including an incredible
total of 440 Broad-winged Hawks. Today's total makes up just over one
fourth of the volume for the season! The season total is now 1,729 raptors,
Broad-wing being most common at a total of 740, with Red-tailed Hawk second
at 357.

Three Golden Eagles were seen today, a great total this late in the season.
All three were immature birds. Their season total is now up to 142, still
lagging behind other years.

Finally, Common Loons were on the move again today, with a total of 37.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 17, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 8 16 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 10 55 60 Bald Eagle 1 16 53 Northern Harrier 0 14 20 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 9 58 81 Cooper's Hawk 1 10 27 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 7 41 Broad-winged Hawk 440 740 740 Red-tailed Hawk 7 162 357
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 3 11 142 American Kestrel 3 30 57
Merlin 0 3 5 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3 Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3 Unknown Buteo 0
3 6 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 1 5 9 Total:
475 1137 1729
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Day began with dense fog to N, limited
visibility to S, light drizzle and no wind. Wind picked up from E, peaking
around 15 kph during 1000 hour, then dropping to 6-11 kph for remainder of
day. Overcast, high temp of 14. Raptor Observations: GE juv at 1149, imm at
1325, juv at 1554. 2 BV, 15 TV, 2 BE. Non-raptor Observations: 37 COLO, 17
DCCO, 1 MODO, 2 NOFL, 1 BLJA, 2 AMCR, 2 CORA, 2 TRES, 1 BARS, 2 BCCH, 1
GCKI, 2 RCKI, 2 EABL, 3 AMRO, 1 FISP, 1 EATO, 7 BHCO, 3 AMGO. Predictions:
Much warmer, cloudy, with moderate SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*
 

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Date: 4/17/19 5:04 pm
From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...>
Subject: Little Blue Heron, Crawford Co.
Hi all,



I found the Little Blue Heron this afternoon about 3:30 at the place it's
been reported. Also present was a Green Heron.



Kendall Zook

Crawford Co.




 

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Date: 4/17/19 5:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2019) 475 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 10 55 60
Bald Eagle 1 16 53
Northern Harrier 0 14 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 58 81
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 440 740 740
Red-tailed Hawk 7 162 357
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 3 11 142
American Kestrel 3 30 57
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 5 9

Total: 475 1137 1729
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Day began with dense fog to N, limited visibility to S, light drizzle and
no wind. Wind picked up from E, peaking around 15 kph during 1000 hour,
then dropping to 6-11 kph for remainder of day. Overcast, high temp of 14.

Raptor Observations:
GE juv at 1149, imm at 1325, juv at 1554.

2 BV, 15 TV, 2 BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
37 COLO, 17 DCCO, 1 MODO, 2 NOFL, 1 BLJA, 2 AMCR, 2 CORA, 2 TRES, 1 BARS, 2
BCCH, 1 GCKI, 2 RCKI, 2 EABL, 3 AMRO, 1 FISP, 1 EATO, 7 BHCO, 3 AMGO.

Predictions:
Much warmer, cloudy, with moderate SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/17/19 4:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (17 Apr 2019) 261 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 20 189
OS 7 29 34
BE 4 19 31
NH 1 4 10
SS 18 52 74
CH 1 19 43
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 204 257 257
RT 11 114 268
RL 0 0 1
GE 8 18 101
AK 3 6 12
ML 1 1 2
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 8 15
UF 2 2 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 1 10 26

Total: 261 578 1146
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers: Bob Stewart, Greg Gdula

Visitors:
Greg Gdula,Bob Stewart,Jennifer & Justin Kimmel


Weather:
lt. to mod. ESE winds with cloudy to partly cloudy skies.
Early valley haze,dry.

Raptor Observations:
261 migrating raptors including 204 BWs.4 BEs as follows:1 juv @ 2:50,2
subadults @ 11:58 & 3:15,1 Ad @ 3:15.There were 8 GEs as follows:6
subadults @ 12:25,1:10,1:33,1:38,1:50,1:52 and 2 Adults @ 10:56,1:38

Non-raptor Observations:
tree swallows,flickers,towhees,chickadees,titmice,crows,ravens,TVs,1 loon,1
cormorant. Also 2 pearl crescents and 1 cabbage white

Predictions:
cloudy with chance of PM showers,moderate SSE winds,high 65-70F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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

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Date: 4/17/19 3:28 pm
From: Marcy Cunkelman <plant4nature...>
Subject: Pine Siskin, pair of bald eagles (Indiana co)
Hi all,
It was an awesome day in yard. Cooper Hawk soaring in circles above house. Finally got a photo of brown thrasher and then saw an eagle. Then 2 and looked like a pair in courtship mode. Grabbing legs above the yard. Exciting!!! Need to check photos. Just looked dark but thought I saw white stripes under wings. Had an adult Bald Eagle yesterday.

Lots of male and female purple Finches at feeders. Stepped outside listening and heard a pine Siskin. Got photos of it on a nyjer feeder.

Saw a junco on deck but most have gone. Good numbers of white- throated Sparrows still here and singing so sadly. Red-breasted nuthatch still coming to feeders.

Serviceberry is in full bloom with lots of native bees. Spring flowers are blooming or getting ready to bloom. Spring has sprung!!!

Thought I heard hummer wings yesterday. Nothing seen yet.

It was a great day in yard!!
Marcy Cunkelman, Clarksburg PA



Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/17/19 3:24 pm
From: jtraynor <0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob( Lehigh)
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Bake Oven Knob South Lookout
0900-1400
John Traynor, Doug Burton and Rick Morrissey

An amazing spring flight!
Highlights were 374 Broad-winged hawks, 40 Osprey and 2 Golden Eagles.

4 Bald Eagle (2 Adult, 2 Imm)
2 Golden Eagle (Adults)
3 Northern Harrier (2 Female, 1 Male)
40 Osprey
10 Sharp-shinned
3 Coopers
3 Goshawk
2 Am. Kestrel
2 Peregrine
2 Red-shouldered
11 Red-tailed
374 Broad-winged
3 UR
8 TV
4 BV

2 Ravens
2 Barred Owls (heard communicating below the lookout)
29 Common Loons
2 Cormorants
 

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Date: 4/17/19 2:15 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 17, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              15           7818          15584
Osprey                       1             23             26
Bald Eagle                   0             29             43
Northern Harrier             2             49             65
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            265            289
Cooper's Hawk                0             12             31
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             30            163
Broad-winged Hawk            0             36             36
Red-tailed Hawk              0            123            275
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            242            316
Merlin                       0              2              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              4
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      22           8642          16860
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end   time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Bernie O\'Connor, Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor assisted for a few minutes.


Weather:
Mostly clear with fog along the lake, ENE wind to 5 mph, temps. in the 40s
F.

Raptor Observations:
There was a flight, but birds were widely scattered inland, most out of
sight of the hawk watch.  Just a few were close enough to see. Present was
our local Merlin, Cooper's Hawk, and a couple of Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cloudy, and much warmer, with strong south winds.  Expecting a good flight
hugging the lakeshore.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/17/19 12:23 pm
From: Marge <marvantassel...>
Subject: Blue-winged Teal at Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland Co.) & Redbreasted Mergansers on the Kiski River (Armstrong Co)
1 Blue-winged Teal which was probably same one that was att Parks Bend Farm
2 days ago showed up (feel same duck as those 2 spots are not that far from
each other and the teal was not seen at PBF last night was hanging around
with a Wood Duck pair at Northmoreland Park today.
2 Red-breasted Merganser females were in the run that flows out to the
Kiski River beside Parks Bend Farm Ind; park and I flushed them without
mean to when I was taking photos of the run so i was able to get a photo of
them on the river for id purpose;
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
 

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Date: 4/17/19 12:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Apr 2019) 58 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 13 16
Turkey Vulture 0 8 42
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 6 7
Bald Eagle 0 11 17
Northern Harrier 0 2 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 24 34
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 43 74 74
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 3 14 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 17
Merlin 1 9 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 5 17 19

Total: 58 228 319
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: Lansothung Lotha

Counters: Marc Robinson, Sandra Cuadros

Weather:
Cloudy. Winds from SE.

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/17/19 12:01 pm
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango Co. 4/17
Kahle Lake, 2 SURF SCOTER, 2 CANVASBACK

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 4/17/19 10:08 am
From: Anne Annibali <anneanni...>
Subject: FOY Ruby Throat
Male ruby throat at my feeder today is the earliest sighting ever for my woodland property on a hill. They usually show up around the first week of May. Wonderful to have them back.
Anne Annibali
Mount Gretna, Lebanon County
 

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Date: 4/17/19 9:42 am
From: Joel Garman <garmans...>
Subject: little blue heron still here- crawford county
I spotted it again around noon today. It's just after you turn right onto
Kreitz road from Mount Pleasant. There's a pond soon on the left. It was in
the marsh between the pond and the road. Hope more of you can see it!

Nolan Garman

<garmans...>
 

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Date: 4/17/19 9:38 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: 11 Glossy Ibis at Green Pond, Northampton County
Per Jason Horn at 9:36 AM:
There are 11 Glossy Ibis at Green Pond.

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: 4/17/19 6:59 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 April 2019
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.09.19

Highlights:
RED-NECKED GREBE
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (Erie County)
AMERICAN BITTERN (Erie County)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Allegheny County)
GOLDEN EAGLE (Erie County)
NORTHERN GOSHAWK (Erie County)
CASPIAN TERN
BONAPARTE'S GULL
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (Erie County)
FISH CROW (Mercer County)
PURPLE MARTIN

Contributors: Dave Brooke, Ron Burkert, Karyn Delaney, Mike Fialkovich, Jerry McWilliams, Jack Solomon, Kim Springer, Jerry Stanley, Ryan Tomazin, Kendall Zook.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 2 April 2019 through Tuesday, 9 April 2019

**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-

NOTE: COMMON LOON, BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK continue to be reported, and first-of-year SWALLOW SP., YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In Bridgeville on 4/5 and 4/9, 2 COMMON RAVENS (RT).

On 4/5 at Dashields Dam, 2 SURF SCOTERS (MVas).

Along Moody Road on 4/5, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (MVas).

On 4/7 at Frick Park, FOX SPARROWS, WINTER WREN (JSo).

In Harmar Township on 4/8, 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (RB).

On 4/8 at Deer Lakes Regional Park, 2 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS (DB).

At Duck Hollow on 4/9, 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS and others (JSo).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 4/8 in Economy Borough, 3 PINE SISKINS (KD).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 4/9 at Moraine State Park, 1 PURPLE MARTIN (KD).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 4/5 near the Pymatuning Causeway, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES (KZ).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 4/2 at Presque Isle, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE; on 4/3, sightings included 8 BONAPARTE'S GULLS; on 4/5, 1 MERLIN, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 4/6, 1 AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN; on 4/7, 20 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 1 CASPIAN TERN, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL; on 4/8, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWK; on 4/9, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 1 MERLIN (JM).


FAYETTE COUNTY:

At Greenlick Run Lake on 4/5, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (MF).


MERCER COUNTY:

In Sharpsville on 4/7, FISH CROW (KS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 4/4 at Kahle Lake, 1 SURF SCOTER, 8 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (JSt).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 4/17/19 1:41 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: New arrivals at Raccoon Wildflower Reserve, Apr 16 = Beaver County
I forgot to add the county: Beaver County

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 4/17/19 1:40 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: New arrivals at Raccoon Wildflower Reserve, Apr 16
Six of us went birding at Raccoon Creek Wildflower Reserve yesterday morning.  Highlights were broad-winged hawk, yellow-throated warblers, blue-gray gnatcatchers, pine warbler, ruby-crowned & golden-crowned kinglets.

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 4/16/19 8:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (16 Apr 2019) 18 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 47 131
Osprey 4 47 63
Bald Eagle 1 20 52
Northern Harrier 0 12 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 63 92
Cooper's Hawk 2 31 47
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 27 40
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 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: 18 267 492
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Evelyn Fowles, Margaret Higbee, Mike Fowles, Roger Higbee

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (21): Lea Gummey and TLC group of 16, Margaret & Roger Higbee,
Evelyn & Mike Fowles
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Sunny (40-0% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000-13,700 ft., Visibility
- 10 miles, Temps 45 - 60F, Winds West @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Bald Eagle,
1-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (19) and
Turkey Vultures (47).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-1; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í
<BR><BR>
Before heading to Bucktoe this morning I made a quick stop at Marsh Creek
Lake, finding Bonaparteís Gull, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Horned Grebes
[including one adorned in spectacular breeding plumage], Common Loons, and
Chimney Swift [FOY].
<BR><BR>
Still breezy, but a lot calmer conditions prevailed at Bucktoe Hawk Watch
when I arrived. More Chimney Swifts were here. Lea and a large group from
TLC were out enjoying their site as were Evelyn, Mike, and their friends
from western Pennsylvania, Margret and Roger. A few hawks were flying, but
the sky became increasingly difficult with our background clouds deserting
us. Butterflies were more evident today with our first Swallowtails being
seen.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Brown Thrasher, Chimney Swift, Belted Kingfisher, COMMON RAVEN,
Rough-winged Swallow, Palm Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned
Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (4): Cabbage White, Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Black Swallowtail. Dragonflies (0): Reptiles
& Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.96; Steps: 11,647; Floors: 13.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 49; this season: 93
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē Chimney
Swift.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks cloudy with light winds with an easterly component
with temperatures in the 50's.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/16/19 4:50 pm
From: Joel Garman <garmans...>
Subject: little blue heron- Crawford County
My neighbor spotted it first and told me about it. Turn right on Kreitz road
off of Mount Pleasant road. It was at the pond shortly on the left. It was a
lifer for me!

Nolan Garman

<garmans...>
 

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Date: 4/16/19 4:16 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (16 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 6 20 189
OS 2 22 27
BE 2 15 27
NH 0 3 9
SS 1 34 56
CH 0 18 42
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 10 53 53
RT 1 103 257
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 10 93
AK 0 3 9
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 1 4
UB 2 8 15
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 9 25

Total: 24 317 885
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Bob Stewart, Mike Wolfe

Visitors:
Mike Wolfe,Bob Stewart,C Cecil Cappetti, Cozette Cappetti and Noah Taylor
from RI


Weather:
West winds, Partly cloudy early to mostly cloudy late, mid 50s

Raptor Observations:
Two Bald Eagle adults powered through valley at 12:52,
Broadwings first few hours, nothing the last 3 hours

Non-raptor Observations:
Towhees, chickadees, local TVs

Predictions:
SE winds early , then SW, mostly cloudy with rain possible in PM, high near
60
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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

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Date: 4/16/19 3:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2019) 99 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 1 45 50
Bald Eagle 2 15 52
Northern Harrier 0 14 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 49 72
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 88 300 300
Red-tailed Hawk 4 155 350
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 8 139
American Kestrel 0 27 54
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 8

Total: 99 662 1254
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
West wind at 15-20 kph throughout first half of day, diminishing over
second half to 1-5 kph by end.

Raptor Observations:
4 TV, 2 OS, 1 BW, 2 RT

Non-raptor Observations:
1 COME, 70 COLO, 14 DCCO, 1 gull sp., 3 MODO, 1 NOFL, 2 CORA, 1 BARS, 1
BCCH, 3 BHCO, 1 AMGO.

Predictions:
Cloudy, light E winds, PM showers possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/16/19 12:46 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 16, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture               2           7803          15569
Osprey                       0             22             25
Bald Eagle                   0             29             43
Northern Harrier             0             47             63
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            261            285
Cooper's Hawk                0             12             31
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             30            163
Broad-winged Hawk            0             36             36
Red-tailed Hawk              0            123            275
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            242            316
Merlin                       0              2              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              4
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                       2           8620          16838
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Justin Berkheimer watched the skies. Some Erie Bird
Observatory people stopped by for a brief visit including Sarah Sargent,
Laura Marie, and Connor Vara.


Weather:
Cloudy with very light SSW wind and cold.

Raptor Observations:
Only two vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 7, Double-crested Cormorant 650, Cedar Waxwing 15

Predictions:
Continued cloudy and much warmer, but winds from the ENE.  Bummer!
Thursday is still looking good for a big day.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/16/19 12:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 11 14
Turkey Vulture 2 8 42
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 6 7
Bald Eagle 0 11 17
Northern Harrier 0 2 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 21 31
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 2 31 31
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 17 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 11 11
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 17
Merlin 0 8 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 12 14

Total: 24 170 261
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: Colin Sweeney, Colin sweeney

Counters: Sandra Cuadros

Weather:
Clear/partly cloudy. Slight northern wind.

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/16/19 10:14 am
From: Barry Blust <BarryBlust...>
Subject: Purple Finch Numbers Swelling
I've had Purple Finches coming to my feeders in decent numbers ( 5 to
27) nearly all winter.  In recent days their number has increased and it
seems it's mostly  more males.  I had my highest count thus far for the
season this morning at 40, which was 15 males and 25 female types.

I'm filling my oil sunflower feeders a lot more frequently lately but I
don't mind when I can enjoy those brilliantly colored males in the
bright sunlight.

--
Barry Blust
(from Win 10 laptop)
Glenmoore, PA
Chester County
 

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Date: 4/16/19 9:49 am
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rough-winged Swallows nesting, Purple Finch, Pine Siskins, Lancaster County
A pair of Rough-winged Swallows were bringing nesting material to a mud hole along the Little Conestoga Creek at Wheatland Hills Park in Lancaster. A female plumage Purple Finch landed right in front of me, and sang its warbling song. House Finches are singing in the nearby suburbs. Pine Siskins were feeding in the young growth high in a certain tree species. American Golfinches like these trees also.

Stanley Stahl
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 4/16/19 8:17 am
From: Nathan Thomas <tipandtoad...>
Subject: FOY warblers and gnatcatcher- Shippensburg University
House wrens, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Shippensburg University this morning.
 

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Date: 4/15/19 6:15 pm
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Duck Hollow Today, and Frick April 13, Allegheny County
 At Duck Hollow this morning, Susie Solomon & I tallied:Forester's Tern 1Northern Rough-winged Swallows 25 or 30
On Saturday, April 13, we saw a Fox Sparrow at Frick Park on Riverview Hill .Later that day after Brunch, Susie went back and birded the Frick on Clayton Hill, and got:

Black-throated Green WarblerBlue-headed Vireo

Jack Solomon
P. S.   I had a lame excuse for not going out to do more birding on Saturday. In order to protect the guilty, that will be one story I keep to myself. Needless to say, the shark-toothed jaws of envy gnaw at my cold little lawyer's heart for missing the warbler and vireo.



Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/15/19 5:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 0 44 49
Bald Eagle 0 13 50
Northern Harrier 0 14 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 45 68
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 0 212 212
Red-tailed Hawk 2 151 346
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 8 139
American Kestrel 0 27 54
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 1 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 8

Total: 4 563 1155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Eric Marchbein.


Weather:
Windy. Sustained winds peaking at 50 kph with gusts to 70 from the NW. High
temp of 4.

Raptor Observations:
5 TV, 1 BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 CANG, 3 MODO, 1 AMCR, 1 CORA.

Predictions:
Warmer and mostly cloudy with lighter W wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/15/19 5:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (15 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 47 131
Osprey 4 43 59
Bald Eagle 0 19 51
Northern Harrier 2 12 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 57 86
Cooper's Hawk 2 29 45
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 22 35
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 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: 13 249 474
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (1): Just me in this lousy wind!
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Showers - Mostly Cloudy (100-70% cloud cover), Ceiling --
23,400-7,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 57 - 53F, Winds N-WNW @ 10 -
40 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Bald Eagle,
1-Red-shouldered Hawk, 3-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (25) and
Turkey Vultures (47).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-1; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í
<BR><BR>
This day is rough, even considering the way this spring has been. It
started with rain, then got colder as the day moved forward and the wind?
Well, it was a steady 35 mph, with many higher gusts nearing 50 mph Ė
things were moving at the ole ďhawk watch,Ē today! I was getting my steps
just keeping everything on site.
<BR><BR>
It was amazing to watch 3 Ospreys fight against this gale, right over the
site, and still migrate north! You know what didnít fight against this
cold gail? Thatís right, any other observers! I was out here huddled
against my trailer Ė alone. I canít blame you!
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Brown Thrasher, Rough-winged swallow, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned
Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.24; Steps: 12,296; Floors: 62.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 46; this season: 92
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (0):Ē none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks mostly sunny and a lot calmer. I expect some
movement.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/15/19 4:42 pm
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
At Duck Hollow, 
A Forster's Tern, and about 25 - 30 Northern Rough-winged Swallows.
Jack Solomon

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/15/19 4:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (15 Apr 2019) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 14 183
OS 0 20 25
BE 0 13 25
NH 0 3 9
SS 0 33 55
CH 0 18 42
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 0 43 43
RT 0 102 256
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 10 93
AK 0 3 9
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 6 13
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 9 25

Total: 0 293 861
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Strong winds out of the NW - 20+ mph gusts to 38 mph
Snow in am then rain, drizzle.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 4/15/19 11:46 am
From: Tom and Nancy Moeller <thosjmoel...>
Subject: Forster's Tern and Rough-winged Swallows, Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
About 2 PM today (4-15-19) we found a Forster's Tern plus 8-10 Rough-winged Swallows gliding over the Monongahela at Duck Hollow. The water was high due to recent rains. Also present were five Canada Geese and several Mallards. Red-winged Blackbirds called from the reeds, Many robins were active too. Carolina Wren heard.

Tom and Nancy Moeller
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 4/15/19 10:33 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Osprey, Washington County
Osprey currently perched at Lake Joann.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 4/15/19 5:50 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (14 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 47 131
Osprey 6 39 55
Bald Eagle 0 19 51
Northern Harrier 0 10 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 54 83
Cooper's Hawk 0 27 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 20 33
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 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: 9 236 461
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Don Manuel, Gerry Teig, Kathleen Pileggi, Sue Manuel

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (15): Kathleen Pileggi, Mike Gardner, Hank Davis, Jean-Marie
Gauthier, Scott Northey, Lana Glass, Colleen Del Monte, Laureen
Rick-Benson, Dennis Davis, Kris Benarcik, Don Manuel, Sue Manuel, Gerry
Teig, Charles Shattuck
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Overcast w/showers (100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 700-2,400 ft., Visibility
- 4 miles, Temps 60 - 71F, Winds SSE @ 5 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
2-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (17) and Turkey Vultures (42).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í
<BR><BR>
Our regular Sunday Bird walk was first at Bucktoe this gloomy day. We had
11 people on our walk, where we found little going on until we came across
two very active Sycamore trees along the Red Clay Creek, where we found
Northern Parula [FOY], Pine Warblers [my FOY], Yellow-rumped Warblers, Palm
Warblers, and Common Yellowthroat. Also found along the way were Osprey,
Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, House Wren [FOY], Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, White-crowned
Sparrow, and Swamp Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
Conditions were not good for hawk watching, with clouds, drizzle and fog.
OBSERVERS, Don & Sue were out ďobservingĒ not much, as this weather was
particularly not conducive for hawk migration. [Don & Sue love being
calledÖno, they insist upon being called observers Ė gotcha!]
<BR><BR>
The lousy weather worsened, but the day ďbrightenedĒ when Charles from the
wonderful folks at Wild Birds Unlimited in nearby Hockessin, arrived with a
new raccoon-proof feeder setup for our site! The birds and I thank you,
Charles! I stayed late, playing with thoseÖ
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Palm Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, House Wren,
Brown Thrasher, Belted Kingfisher, Rough-winged Swallow, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 8.29; Steps: 18,455; Floors: 29.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 49; this season: 92
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (2):Ē House Wren
and Common Yellowthroat.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like it starts cloudy and rainy and ends mostly
cloudy and VERY WINDY - not favorable, eiher
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/15/19 5:18 am
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: FOY Yellow Warbler, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

A stunning male Yellow Warbler is singing from the back "point" at Church Rd this morning. I will have audio on my eBird checklist later.

Good birding,
Paul Heveran

‚Ā£Sent from BlueMail ‚Äč
 

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Date: 4/14/19 6:44 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Beaver County - Raccoon Creek 3RBC/Brooks Bird Club Annual Outing Info
Hello All,

I will be leading our annual outing at Raccoon Creek SP next Saturday, April 20th. We will be meeting at Picnic Area West between 9:00-9:30 a.m. We will bird that area for a few minutes, and then will park at the gate to the beach and will walk down to the beach. The road going down is open for foot travel and not cars. After that, we'll bird near the dam, and probably at the ranger's station and the road out from there. That is the best place for wildflowers, as you can't easily get to the Wildflower Reserve.

ONE IMPORTANT TRAVEL POINT: the bridge just past the dam is still closed, so you MUST come into the park on the RT 18 side from Rt. 22, NOT the RT 30 side, unless you want to travel west on Rt 30 to Rt 18 south into the park.

After our morning of birding, we will drive back to Picnic Area West and will have a pot luck meal. Everyone attending lunch is asked to bring a dish to feed 6-10 people minimum, and everyone needs their own place settings and drinks. Ponchos or blankets are advisable too, as the seats on the tables there might be wet from rain. When we've had good attendance, we've all eaten very well!

IN CASE OF THE CHANCE OF ALL-DAY RAIN: as of now, there is a 40% chance of rain for next Saturday. If it looks to rain all morning there, the outing would be cancelled. If there looks to just be a stray shower, we will do the outing. There is no indoor area to eat lunch, so this outing will be contingent on reasonable weather.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at <wvwarblers...> OFF LIST, or call 412.220.9726.

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/14/19 4:06 pm
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Eastern Meadowlark -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA -- Apr 14, 2019
This morning I heard an Eastern Meadowlark calling. Interestingly, last year the first sighting of an Eastern Meadowlark here was also on April 14th, just like clockwork.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County

Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Apr 14, 2019
07:14
Traveling
0.70 miles
65 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

9 Canada Goose
2 Ring-necked Duck
1 Hooded Merganser
3 Mourning Dove
3 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Northern Flicker
3 Eastern Phoebe
6 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
4 American Robin
1 Brown Thrasher
5 European Starling
2 American Goldfinch
1 Chipping Sparrow
3 Field Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Eastern Meadowlark -- FOY. Heard singing.
4 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
2 Common Grackle
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 24
 

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Date: 4/14/19 12:52 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Re: American White Pelican - Butler Co.
My apologies but the pelican was first reported to ebird by Robert Martz
this morning...also last I heard the pelican flew off and left the lake

Mark Vass

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 12:27 PM Mark Vass <hawk5571...> wrote:

> Kimberly Berry found a AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN this morning at Lake
> Oneida...I am watching the bird now ..it is with four cormorants
>
> Mark Vass
> Beaver Co.
>
 

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Date: 4/14/19 12:33 pm
From: Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...>
Subject: Barn Swallows - Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co.
Barn Swallows returned to my barn today. Exact same day as last year. Also, I've seen the American Kestrel pair twice this past week, hunting right next to the nest box at Stone Bridge and Deep Run Rds., Bedminster.


Lisa Dziuban
 

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Date: 4/14/19 12:28 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (12 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 0 169
OS 4 20 25
BE 4 12 24
NH 1 3 9
SS 5 30 52
CH 0 17 41
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 4 50
BW 0 5 5
RT 10 86 240
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 10 93
AK 0 3 9
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 2 4
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 3 10
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 9 25

Total: 24 213 781
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers: Bob Stewart, Joe Sabo

Visitors:
none.
Helping spot: Joe Sabo, Bob Stewart


Weather:
Winds out of the SSE. Velocity 10-20 mph sustained.
Temp 7 degrees to 16 degrees C.
Humidity 92%, decreasing to 81%.
Visibility 3 km increasing to 40 km.
Haze.

Raptor Observations:
24 migrating raptors.
4 Bald Eagles: 9:59 AM Adult; 10:36 AM 4th yr; 2:17 PM age unknown; 3:12 PM
age unknown.

Non-raptor Observations:
northern flicker; tutted titmouse; black-capped chicadee.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 4/14/19 12:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (14 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 14 183
OS 0 16 21
BE 0 9 21
NH 0 2 8
SS 0 28 50
CH 1 18 42
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 1 43 43
RT 0 92 246
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 10 93
AK 0 3 9
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 6 13
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 9 25

Total: 2 269 837
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Winds out of the SE 10-13 mph.
Cloud cover 95 to 97%.
Temp 12 degrees C.
Visibility 25 km decreasing to 17 km.
15 min rain shower during 8:00 to 9:00 hour.
Rain shower at 9:45- still raining at 10:30 AM.
Watch terminated at 10:30 AM.

Raptor Observations:
2 migrating raptors between storms.
1 Coopers' Hawk.
1 Broad-winged Hawk.
Also 1 sharp-shinned hawk hunting through the watch site and not counted.


Non-raptor Observations:
black-capped chicadee; tree swallow.

Predictions:
High temp of 41 degrees.
Snow possible.
Wind from the WNW at 21 mph. Gusts to 29 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 4/14/19 11:09 am
From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County--April follow-up
Greetings all,

The Cape May Warbler that was first seen visiting a suet feeder in November at my house successfully overwintered and is currently molting into his breeding plumage.

During the coldest days of winter, when the temperatures were lower than 10 degrees, he did a lot of "wing fluttering," short burst of flutters to, ostensibly, keep warm. He also visited the peanut butter/lard/crushed mealworm "suet" much more often during those days. He did not seem to be bothered by snow and would visit the feeder when the snow was falling. Once the peanut butter mix was put out for him in December, he did not visit "store bought" suet as this seemed to be too hard for him to hack into with his short bill in freezing temperatures.

Other observations concern the birds he would chase from "his suet"--they all were his size or smaller: brown creeper, red-breasted nuthatch, and Carolina chickadee. I did not see him chase wrens, woodpeckers, the white-breasted nuthatches, cardinals or sparrows.

The feathers around his eyes (auricular area), which molt into a deep orange, seemed to all fall out before they were replaced with orange feathers. At least it looked that way--the skin around his eyes did not look feathered for a few days before the rufous feathers erupted.

I have several photos and videos of him taken over the last 5 months which I posted to Flickr or on eBird. If you are interested, the links to the Flickr photos are:

Landing page (overview of recent photos, changes as new photos are added): https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/

The Warbler Album: https://www.flickr.com/gp/caritas_nature/3g099t , https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/sets/72157629012396035

Links to two videos: April: https://flic.kr/p/2fwgege , compare to February: https://flic.kr/p/24f4tdn

Good birding,

-Meredith Lombard








On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:29:46 -0500, Meredith_Lombard <ctsnature...> wrote:

>I've had several questions concerning the welfare of the warbler during this single-digit cold snap, so I thought I'd post for everyone. He was seen at the peanut butter/lard suet mix several times yesterday. I did not see him before I left for work this morning, but will look for him this afternoon.
>
>Interesting that a second Cape May Warbler was rescued and identified by Jason Horn today, at Cumberland, Children's Lake, (reported by Ted Nichols). Hope that one will recover.
>
>
>-Meredith Lombard
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
>>To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
>>Sent: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 9:49 pm
>>Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
>
>Greetings PABirders
>
>An update on the male Cape May Warbler (CMWA) that was first seen at a suet feeder at my house on November 24, 2018. He has become a regular visitor to a suet feeding station at my house for most of December, and so far, for every day in January. On below freezing days, he visits the suet often, on above freezing days, there are gaps in his regular visits; I would surmise he's foraging in local evergreen trees and bushes looking for insects. Noting the frequency of his visits was made possible by the installation of a camera trap this week to keep tabs on birds visiting the feeding station. Remarkably, the first bird captured on camera at the suet feeding station was a male Northern Cardinal, appearing just after 7:00 a.m., with the CMWA hot on its tail, first visiting about 7:15 a.m. This was the morning after the first snowfall of 2019 (Last Sat eve/Sun morning). The warbler made 37 individual visits to the suet, his average time spent around the station was about two minutes. The following day was warmer, and he was caught on camera only 11 times.
 

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Date: 4/14/19 11:05 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 5 39
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 3 4
Bald Eagle 0 11 17
Northern Harrier 0 2 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 19 29
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 3 4 4
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 13 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 6 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 6 14
Merlin 0 8 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 8

Total: 3 102 193
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:15:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Compiler: Colin Sweeney, Colin sweeney

Counters: Matt Wlasniewski, Momodou Lamin Dibba

Weather:
Fog throughout the count. By 1:15pm (EST), fog made raptor counting
impossible.

Raptor Observations:
Of the 3 broad-wings observed, one was by itself and the other two were
together while passing over Hawk Mountain.

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/14/19 10:33 am
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: White Pelican, Butler County
Nice seeing the American White Pelican at Lake Oneida in Butler County (found by Kim Berry) today. Was a nice reminder that almost 5 years ago to the day, April 19, 2014, we saw an American White Pelican flying above Jennings Environmental Education Center. This was a good introduction to PA Birds as we had just moved to Butler on April 4, 2014.

Pictures are on the PA Birds Photography Facebook page.


Glenn Koppel
Mary Alice Koeneke
Butler, PA.
 

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Date: 4/14/19 10:33 am
From: Marge <marvantassel...>
Subject: American Bittern at Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County)
1 American Bittern was viewed and photographed at a pond at Crooked Creek
Lake by a friend Craig Remaley of Ford City area, who sent a few of us
photos for confirmation.May be first record for the lake or at least 2nd;
;
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
 

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Date: 4/14/19 10:18 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: American White Pelican - Butler Co.
Kimberly Berry found a AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN this morning at Lake
Oneida...I am watching the bird now ..it is with four cormorants

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 4/14/19 9:43 am
From: Peter Lusardi <0000002a468f9e0e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: European Goldfinch at feeders, Cumberland Co.
Along with larger numbers of other finches at my feeders this morning, including 15 purple finches and one pine siskin, there was a European Goldfinch, presumably an escapee/released bird.     Anybody know how often these are sited in PA?  
This morning's list from yard and surrounding properties:
1 Wild Turkey -- At feeder
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2 Mourning Dove
1 Killdeer
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
9 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
1 Barn Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
5 Tufted Titmouse
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 American Robin
1 Brown Thrasher
3 House Finch
15 Purple Finch -- Present at feeders since December but previous high number was six. Observed nine birds in male plumage and six birds in female plumage.
1 European Goldfinch -- I got could look at bird at feeders. Slightly larger than American goldfinch, whitish band across the face, yellow band on wings, red on forehead and chin
1 Pine Siskin -- At feeders with a large group of other finches. Observed yellow wing markings and heavily striped back
16 American Goldfinch
3 Chipping Sparrow
5 Field Sparrow
5 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
10 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
6 Eastern Towhee
2 Eastern Meadowlark
5 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 Common Grackle
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
12 Northern Cardinal

Peter Lusardi,Carlisle, PA 
 

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Date: 4/14/19 9:27 am
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 4/13



Eagle

Wooduck

Northern Waterthrush

Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets

Prairie Warbler

Palm Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Fish Crow

Pileated Woodpecker

N. Flicker

Yellow Warbler







Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>






 

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Date: 4/14/19 8:43 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango Co. 4/14
Kahle Lake, 2 SURF SCOTER

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 4/14/19 7:00 am
From: Melanie Gainey <magainey...>
Subject: Palm Warbler, Harrison Hills, Allegheny County 04.13.19
FOY palm warbler on Rachel Carson trail at 3:30PM
 

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Date: 4/14/19 4:00 am
From: August Mirabella <am4birds1...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (4/7 - 4/13)
All,
The reported species count was 70 this week.
Horned Grebe - high report 6 4/8
2 Bonaparte's Gull 4/8
Lesser Black-backed Gull - high report 8 4/9
1 Common Loon 4/9
Double-crested Cormorant - high report 169 4/13
1 Rough-winged Swallow 4/13
1 Barn Swallow- 1st report 4/13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1st report 4/10
Palm Warbler- high report 11 4/13 (conservative count)
Pine Warbler-high report 8 4/13
1 Yellow-throated Warbler 4/12 - rarely reported here
1 Spotted Sandpiper - 1st report 4/13
! Greater Yellowlegs - 1st report 4/13 photo
E. Towhee-high report 7 4/13

Also, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser, Killdeer,
Osprey, Bald Eagle, American Kestrel, N. Rough-winged Swallow, Winter
Wren, Brown
Creeper , Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, E. Bluebird, Hermit
Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Yellow-rumped
Warbler

Thanks to all who reported.
August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 4/13/19 10:18 pm
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks and more - McKean Co
Hi All,

I spent the day in McKean County and saw an Evening Grosbeak fly by at
Timberdoodle Flats, and heard 1 or 2 more. Other species included:

Timberdoodle Flats: Purple Finch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper,
American Woodcock

Kinzua Bay: Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Bufflehead, Chimney Swift, Bonaparte's
Gull, Common Loon, Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Bald Eagle,
Osprey, Double-crested Cormorant

Hamlin Lake Park: Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 4/13/19 7:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (13 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 47 131
Osprey 3 33 49
Bald Eagle 1 19 51
Northern Harrier 2 10 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 52 81
Cooper's Hawk 4 27 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 19 32
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 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: 17 227 452
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Kathleen Pileggi, Jerry Jeffers, Susan Jeffers, Kathy
McDevitt
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Cloudy-Partly Sunny (75-50% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 19,600-22,600
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 61 - 72F, Winds W @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (24) and Turkey Vultures (72).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-1; adult-0
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [PLEASE NOTE: On April 12, I sent out the new large
weekly ďblogĒ and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arenít receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll
have to follow your providerís method of ďwhitelistingĒ it, marking it as
ďnot spamĒ or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.

<BR><BR>
This morning, my first Clouded Sulphur of the season flew by. Soon there
will be hundreds of this familiar butterfly.
<BR><BR>
Red Fox came up one meadow trail, down another, cruising right by me in the
process. This was the second time this week for this fun event.
<BR><BR>
Kathleen, our ďnectar fairy,Ē stopped out delivering her first supply of
nectar for our hummingbirds, which are on their way back [a report from
Delaware, yesterday].
<BR><BR>
There was some movement of hawks today and the sky and weather was far
better than predicted. An early Wood Thrush [FOY] was heard calling from
the woods.
<BR><BR>
ďGrillmaster JerryĒ was here cooking for a bunch of us after the watch
Ėcomplete with apron & chef hat. [check picture] It was a fantastic meal
but you might want to rethink those shorts with the apron, buddy! While we
ate a Barred Owl called from Bucktoe Creek. Afterwards, we took a late
evening stroll at nearby Longwood Gardens Ė having the Gardens all to
ourselves. Few birds were seen and no owls, which were our target, but a
fantastic time was had. Simply lovelyÖ
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, COMMON RAVEN, Rough-winged Swallow, Brown
Thrasher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern
Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (3): Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur,
Eastern Comma. Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (1):
Red Fox.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.92; Steps: 16,243; Floors: 12.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 51; this season: 90
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē Wood
Thrush.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like the washout that today was supposed to be, but
wasn't. So, who knows?
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/13/19 5:55 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: FOY Chimney Swifts over Lafayette College, Northampton Co.
Hello PA Birders,

While I missed a good day of raptor migration, I enjoyed at least 7 Chimney Swifts flying and calling over the beautiful Lafayette College campus.

Sincerely,
Paul Heveran

‚Ā£Sent from BlueMail ‚Äč
 

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Date: 4/13/19 5:45 pm
From: Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...>
Subject: kestrel, blue-winged teal, rusty blackbirds, Eastern meadowlark, brown thrasher, y-b sapsucker, belted kingfisher, 6 woodpecker species, ruddies, tree swallows
John Dickinson
Apr. 6
Wyoming Valley Airport, Forty Fort US-PA (41.2935,-75.8551)(LU)
1 American Kestrel

John Dckinson
Susquehanna Wetlands, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 7, 2019 9:28 AM - 10:27 AM
Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 5
Blue-winged Teal 2
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 2
Common Merganser 20
Wild Turkey 1
Mourning Dove 2
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
American Robin 20
Song Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird 24
Rusty Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 12
Northern Cardinal 6
House Sparrow 2

Mark Catalano
US-PA-Lemon-C Mason Rd - 41.6177x-75.9298 (WY)
Apr 7, 2019
3 Wild Turkey
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- FOY
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Eastern Meadowlark ‚ÄĒ FOY (FIRST OF YEAR)

Alan and Bonnie Yuscavage
Pinchot SF--Moon Lake Rec. Area, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 7, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Canada Goose 16
Turkey Vulture 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 3 m,f together another calling at a different location
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1

John Simons
week of Apr. 1
Sharpe’s Lake (WY)
FOY sandhill cranes

Trudy GEerlach
Apr. 7
near New Era (BR)
winter wren

Mary Pratt
Apr. 7
Lake Carey (WY)
pair of broad-winged hawks have returned

John Dickinson
Apr 8, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Shavertown (LU)
Canada Goose 2 flyover
Wood Duck 3 flyover
Mallard 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 6
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 6
American Robin 30
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
House Finch 3
Chipping Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 5
Northern Cardinal 10
House Sparrow 2

Msrk Catalano
US-PA-Lemon-Oxbow Lake 811-877 Avery Station Rd - 41.6106x-75.891 (WY)
Apr 8, 2019
6 Mallard
1 Bufflehead
2 Hooded Merganser
1 Common Merganser
3 Horned Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker ‚ÄĒ FOY

Mark Catalano
US-PA-Lake Carey 41.5885x-75.9251 (WY)
Apr 8, 2019
8 Bufflehead
14 Ruddy Duck
3 Horned Grebe

Ellie harding
Apr. 8
White Haven (LU)
FOY 12 tree swallows

Dave Birchler
Apr. 7
White Haven (LU)
sharp-shinned hawk

Ellen Whipple
Apr. 7
Spring Hill (BR)
2 osprey

Tuscorora Twp. (BR)
FOY field sparrow

Trudy Gerlach
Apr. 9
near New Era (Br)
FOY woodcock displaying

John Dickinson
Frances Slocum SP, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 10, 2019
Canada Goose 3
Mallard 2
Mourning Dove 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 5
Tree Swallow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 30
Brown Thrasher 1 FOY
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1 FOY
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 10
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 6
Pine Warbler 5
Northern Cardinal 10

 

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Date: 4/13/19 5:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (13 Apr 2019) 78 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 14 14 183
OS 0 16 21
BE 1 9 21
NH 0 2 8
SS 3 28 50
CH 0 17 41
NG 0 2 3
RS 2 6 52
BW 37 42 42
RT 16 92 246
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 10 93
AK 0 3 9
ML 0 0 1
PG 1 3 5
UA 0 1 4
UB 3 6 13
UF 0 0 1
UE 1 1 3
UR 0 9 25

Total: 78 267 835
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers: Adam Katranchta, Dave Poder, Jeanine Ging, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Freedom Area High School Naturalist Club helping with Raptorthon.

Special thanks to Cole, Cade, Ella, Charlie, Phil, and Alex.


Weather:
Warm and sunny in the morning, turning partly cloudy, then sunny again by
late afternoon. Winds mainly from the southwest.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle with white in auxiliaries at 12:45 p.m.

A pair of Black Vultures were flying around, but not migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Flicker, Chickadee, Junco, Tree Swallow, Raven, Titmouse,
Cormorant

Predictions:
SSE winds with chance of thunderstorms all day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (<brianwargo...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=111
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/afhw/spring-count-2019
 

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Date: 4/13/19 5:35 pm
From: Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Osprey, Winter Wren, et al., Potter Co.
Mike Weible and I tallied the following bird species while we were trout fishing along East Fork Road near Wharton:
Common Merganser

Bald Eagle (2)
Osprey
Brown Thrasher
Purple Finch
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 4/13/19 5:12 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 13, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture             205           7801          15567
Osprey                       0             22             25
Bald Eagle                   2             29             43
Northern Harrier             3             47             63
Sharp-shinned Hawk          10            261            285
Cooper's Hawk                0             12             31
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             30            163
Broad-winged Hawk           35             36             36
Red-tailed Hawk             10            123            275
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             4            242            316
Merlin                       0              2              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                2              6             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              3              4
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     275           8618          16836
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Russ States assisted with the count and a special thanks to
our new hawk watcher, Justin Berkheimer who spotted many of those distant
birds.  Others who stopped by were Roger Donn, Sam Stull, Deuane Seib, and
Bonnie Ginader.


Weather:
Mostly clear, with primarily west wind and relatively cool.

Raptor Observations:
The west winds had birds spread across a wide front and most were very
high.  The flight was light, with the first mini-movement of BWs for the
season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant 28, Northern Flicker 8, Purple Martin 1, many Tree
Swallows, a few small flocks of mixed blackbirds.

Predictions:
Cloudy with rain and PM thunderstorms and ENE wind.  Nothing likely to
happen tomorrow.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/13/19 3:55 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Re: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch CORRECTION
Here is the correct data table for today, my previous email included
yesterday's.


*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 13, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 4 8 16 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 2 44 49 Bald Eagle 1 13 50 Northern Harrier 0 14 20 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 2 44 67 Cooper's Hawk 0 9 26 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 1 7 41 Broad-winged Hawk 205 212 212 Red-tailed Hawk 8 149 344
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 1 8 139 American Kestrel 0 27 54
Merlin 0 3 5 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3 Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3 Unknown Buteo 1
2 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 4 8 Total:
225 559 1151
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.25 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers:
Visitors: Ned Crafts. Weather: Wind beginning at 23 kph NW, diminishing
over the following hours, and switching to SE by 1300, peaking at 25 kph.
Warm and mostly sunny, high temp of 20.5. Raptor Observations: GE juv at
905. 1 BV, 9 TV, 1 CH, 1 BE, 1 RT. Non-raptor Observations: 3 COLO, 10
DCCO, 2 MODO, 1 NOFL, 7 AMCR, 3 CORA, 4 TRES, 1 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 2 RCKI, 1
FISP, 1 EATO, 5 COGR, 3 BHCO, 1 HOFI, 2 AMGO. Predictions: Thunderstorms
all day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 6:53 PM Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> wrote:

> It was a fantastic day at the hawk watch today, by far the biggest day of
> the season so far! There were a total of 225 raptors today, with 205
> Broad-wings leading the way. Shortly after the wind switched from WNW to SE
> flocks began streaming in high in the sky, with a total of 107 between 4
> and 5 PM.
>
> One Golden Eagle was among the raptors today, a juvenile. This brings the
> GE total to 139 for the season.
>
> Three more Common Loons were seen today, as were 10 more Double-crested
> Cormorants. A couple new first of season passerines were tallied today --
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Eastern Towhee.
>
>
> Gary Palmer
>
>
>
> *Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
> Counts: Apr 11, 2019
> ------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
> Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
> -------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 4 12 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
> Osprey 14 28 33 Bald Eagle 0 7 44 Northern Harrier 3 12 18 Sharp-shinned
> Hawk 9 28 51 Cooper's Hawk 1 6 23 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
> Hawk 0 4 38 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 19 120 315 Rough-legged
> Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 0 6 137 American Kestrel 6 18 45 Merlin 0 0 2
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3 Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3 Unknown Buteo 0 1 4 Unknown
> Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 3 7 Total: 52 252 844
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
> observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Nick
> Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Wind from SSE at 15-25 kph, gusts to 30.
> Cloudy AM, mostly sunny PM with high temp of 14. Raptor Observations: 5 TV,
> 3 CH, 1 BE, 1 RT. Non-raptor Observations: 19 COLO, 22 DCCO, 2 AMCR, 3
> CORA, 7 TRES, 3 BCCH, 2 GCKI, 4 BHCO, 1 AMGO. Predictions: Warmer, with PM
> rain and SE wind up to 25 kph.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
> tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
> <http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
> hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
> <http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
> Dunkadoo - Project info at:
> https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
> <https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*
>
 

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Date: 4/13/19 3:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2019) 225 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 2 44 49
Bald Eagle 1 13 50
Northern Harrier 0 14 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 44 67
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 205 212 212
Red-tailed Hawk 8 149 344
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 8 139
American Kestrel 0 27 54
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 1 2 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 8

Total: 225 559 1151
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers:

Visitors:
Ned Crafts.


Weather:
Wind beginning at 23 kph NW, diminishing over the following hours, and
switching to SE by 1300, peaking at 25 kph. Warm and mostly sunny, high
temp of 20.5.

Raptor Observations:
GE juv at 905.

1 BV, 9 TV, 1 CH, 1 BE, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 COLO, 10 DCCO, 2 MODO, 1 NOFL, 7 AMCR, 3 CORA, 4 TRES, 1 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 2
RCKI, 1 FISP, 1 EATO, 5 COGR, 3 BHCO, 1 HOFI, 2 AMGO.

Predictions:
Thunderstorms all day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/13/19 3:53 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
It was a fantastic day at the hawk watch today, by far the biggest day of
the season so far! There were a total of 225 raptors today, with 205
Broad-wings leading the way. Shortly after the wind switched from WNW to SE
flocks began streaming in high in the sky, with a total of 107 between 4
and 5 PM.

One Golden Eagle was among the raptors today, a juvenile. This brings the
GE total to 139 for the season.

Three more Common Loons were seen today, as were 10 more Double-crested
Cormorants. A couple new first of season passerines were tallied today --
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Eastern Towhee.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 11, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 4 12 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 14 28 33 Bald Eagle 0 7 44 Northern Harrier 3 12 18 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 9 28 51 Cooper's Hawk 1 6 23 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 4 38 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 19 120 315 Rough-legged
Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 0 6 137 American Kestrel 6 18 45 Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3 Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3 Unknown Buteo 0 1 4 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 3 7 Total: 52 252 844
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Wind from SSE at 15-25 kph, gusts to 30.
Cloudy AM, mostly sunny PM with high temp of 14. Raptor Observations: 5 TV,
3 CH, 1 BE, 1 RT. Non-raptor Observations: 19 COLO, 22 DCCO, 2 AMCR, 3
CORA, 7 TRES, 3 BCCH, 2 GCKI, 4 BHCO, 1 AMGO. Predictions: Warmer, with PM
rain and SE wind up to 25 kph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*
 

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Date: 4/13/19 2:36 pm
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Spring Arrivals - Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township, Butler County
The first bird I saw this beautiful Spring morning was a handsome Brown Thrasher (FOY). Other welcome arrivals included Eastern Towhee, Tree Swallow, and Northern Rough-Winged Swallow.

A female Purple Finch came briefly to our bird feeder, and perched nearby, providing good views of it. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet sung as it flitted through the tree tops, while Ring-necked Ducks and a Ruddy Duck swam around the lake. A Double-crested Cormorant swam with its wings raised, trying to dry them out.

While the Field and Song Sparrows sung, Turkey Vultures soared on light winds against a blue sky, with grey hillsides tinted red by the flowering red maples - a lovely day!

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County


Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.

eBird Checklist Summary for: Apr 13, 2019

Number of Checklists: 5
Number of Taxa: 26

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Date: Apr 13, 2019 at 07:30
(2): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Date: Apr 13, 2019 at 07:52
(3): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Date: Apr 13, 2019 at 10:43
(4): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Date: Apr 13, 2019 at 13:36
(5): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Date: Apr 13, 2019 at 15:42

20 Canada Goose -- (2),(5)
18 Ring-necked Duck -- (2),(5)
1 Ruddy Duck -- (5)
3 Mourning Dove -- (2),(3)
1 Double-crested Cormorant -- (5)
6 Turkey Vulture -- (5)
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (3),(5)
1 Hairy Woodpecker -- (2)
3 Northern Flicker -- (2),(3),(5)
4 Eastern Phoebe -- (2),(5)
4 Blue Jay -- (2),(3)
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow -- (5)
1 Tree Swallow -- (2)
5 Black-capped Chickadee -- (3),(4),(5)
2 Tufted Titmouse -- (4)
2 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (2),(5)
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (2)
10 American Robin -- (2),(5)
2 Brown Thrasher -- (1),(2)
1 Purple Finch -- (3)
2 Chipping Sparrow -- (5)
2 Field Sparrow -- (2),(5)
4 Song Sparrow -- (2),(5)
2 Eastern Towhee -- (2),(3)
5 Red-winged Blackbird -- (2),(5)
1 Common Grackle -- (3)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.
 

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Date: 4/13/19 2:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Apr 2019) 41 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 1 5 39
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 3 4
Bald Eagle 0 11 17
Northern Harrier 1 2 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 19 29
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 13 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 6 6 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 6 14
Merlin 2 8 12
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 2 6 8

Total: 41 99 190
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler: Sandra Cuadros

Counters: Lansothung Lotha

Weather:
Cloudy until 9 am. Sunny for the rest of the day

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/13/19 2:10 pm
From: Kimberly Springer <springer0707...>
Subject: 4 FOY - FOREST COUNTY
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - Dawson Run Rd., West Hickory

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - Dawson Run Rd., West Hickory

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH (2 singing back and forth) - Jamison Run Road,
Pleasantville (Village of Jamison)

BLUE-HEADED VIREO - Jamison Run Road, Pleasantville

Kim Springer,
Mercer, PA
 

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Date: 4/13/19 1:55 pm
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Early Spring migrants, Lancaster county
This morning before church I had singing Blue-headed Vireos, singing Brown Creepers, a singing Winter Wren, a singing Eastern Towhee, a singing Pine Warbler, and something that rather surprised me. I had a rather large flock ( about a dozen birds) of Ruby-crowned Kinglets with a smattering of Golden-crowned Kinglets mixed in. I have never seen so many Kinglets in one place, and I had this at least twice today!

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/13/19 1:54 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Yellow-rumped Warbler/Cumberland Co
It was foraging along Middle Creek, Shippensburg.

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 4/13/19 12:17 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Gallinule - Lawrence Co.
I was at the Copper Rd. Marsh earlier today and heard a Common Gallinule
while I was there but did not get to see it

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 4/13/19 11:42 am
From: Dan Altif <00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dunlin lehigh cty
Currently a Dunlin at Cetronia Road flooded fields.

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Date: 4/13/19 10:51 am
From: Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks co
The following were seen on the morning bird walk from the Sliver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa. Thanks to Steve Boyle for leading.

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 13, 2019 7:27 AM - 10:23 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.24 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  2
Mourning Dove  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Bald Eagle  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Eastern Phoebe  2
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  25
European Starling  3
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  5
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  6
Swamp Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  26
Rusty Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  5
Palm Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  5
House Sparrow  5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54901604

Doug Filler
Levittown Pa.
 

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Date: 4/13/19 10:09 am
From: Kimberly Springer <springer0707...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck 2 & no E. Grosbeak - FOREST COUNTY
There was a pair of long-tailed ducks at the Tionesta Lake Dam on April
11th. Sorry for being a few days late.

***I also wanted to let everyone know that there will probably not be any
more Evening Grosbeaks at the Ranger's Station, because they had to stop
putting seed in the feeder do to a bear.

Kim Springer
Mercer, PA
 

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Date: 4/13/19 9:20 am
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: FOY Chimney swifts, Allegheny County
We saw three Chimney swifts this morning at East Deer Recreational Park.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 4/13/19 6:13 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (12 Apr 2019) 18 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 43 127
Osprey 2 30 46
Bald Eagle 4 18 50
Northern Harrier 2 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 50 79
Cooper's Hawk 3 23 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 18 31
Merlin 1 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 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: 18 210 435
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Bob Suter, Carol Majors, Robert Shipman, Ron Majors

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (9): Bob Suter, Charles Shattuck, Rhoda McNitt, Bob Reitz, Robert
Shipman, Nancy Shipman, Carol Majors, Ron Majors
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 2,600-7,100 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 52 - 69F, Winds SE @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (42) and Turkey Vultures (75).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-1; 4 yr.-1; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [PLEASE NOTE: On April 12, I sent out the new large
weekly ďblogĒ and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arenít receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll
have to follow your providerís method of ďwhitelistingĒ it, marking it as
ďnot spamĒ or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.

<BR><BR>
I arrived at Bucktoe 10 minutes early today, yet was the third person here
having been beaten by Charles and Bob. Bob reported finding Blue-Gray
Gnatcatcher [which I later heard for my FOY], a very early Indigo Bunting,
and 28 Double-crested Cormorants.
<BR><BR>
Rhoda & Bob arrived with gifts of food for our birds. The birds, like the
head counter, know that gifts of food and drink are not only welcome, but
to be encouraged here at Bucktoe!
<BR><BR>
Dale and the clan from Kendal & Crosslands Retirement Communities was
coming today, but Dale couldnít make it. Hope to see you soon Dale.
Charles from Wild Birds Unlimited in Hockessin, was here helping with our
feeder ďsituationĒ with raccoons. Thanks Charles!
<BR><BR>
This was also ďarrival dayĒ for the majority of Purple Martins, with many
more investigating the gourdes. A few Barn Swallows were mixed in [my
FOY].
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, Savannah Sparrow, Palm Warbler,
Indigo Bunting, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Cabbage White. Dragonflies
(0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.12; Steps: 12,017; Floors: 8.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 54; this season: 89
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (3):Ē Indigo
Bunting, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Barn Swallow.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks a bit calmer and ok after a rough start with
showers lingering. Often there is a nice flight right after "weather"
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/13/19 1:16 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 4/13/2019
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* April 13, 2019
* PAEA1904.13

- Birds mentioned

WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
RED-NECKED GREBE
SNOWY EGRET
LONG-TAILED DUCK
RED-THROATED LOON
SANDHILL CRANE

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: April 13th at 4:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with ‚ÄúBirdline‚ÄĚ 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 beginner’s bird walk at the Monocacy Nature Center on April
20th. Meet at the Illicks Mill Road parking lot at 8:00 AM. Trip leaders
will be Sue Mahan and Stephen Kloiber.

There will also be a field trip to the Bethlehem Boat Club area on April
27th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway exit of Route
33, just south of Route 22 at 7:30 AM. I will be leading this trip.

Yet another field trip will be to the Lehigh Parkway on April 28th. Meet at
the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of
Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Barbara Malt.

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS ‚Äď 3 on 4/8
Red-breasted Mergansers ‚Äď 3 on 4/5
RED-NECKED GREBES ‚Äď 2 from 4/4 to at least 4/9
SNOWY EGRET ‚Äď 1 on 4/8.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
LONG-TAILED DUCK ‚Äď 1 on 4/10
RED-THROATED LOONS ‚Äď 3 on 4/6
RED-NECKED GREBE ‚Äď 1 on 4/11.
At the Hill Road area:
Common Goldeneye ‚Äď 1 on 4/5 (fairly late).

Sightings from GIVING POND near Uhlerstown, Bucks County:
SANDHILL CRANE ‚Äď 1 on 4/10 (fly-by).

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the Tohickon boat launch:
RED-NECKED GREBES ‚Äď 2 on 4/6.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
Red-breasted Mergansers ‚Äď 3 on 4/6
Bonaparte‚Äôs Gulls ‚Äď 2 on 4/6.

- End transcript
 

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Date: 4/12/19 9:39 pm
From: Jerry Skinner <jskinner...>
Subject: Do bald eagles renest?
A local nest fell about 10 days ago. The apparently healthy tree still stands. Are they likely to renest? This year?
Jerry Skinner
Susquehanna County
 

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Date: 4/12/19 4:33 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 12, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture             618           7596          15362
Osprey                      13             22             25
Bald Eagle                   0             27             41
Northern Harrier            17             44             60
Sharp-shinned Hawk         154            251            275
Cooper's Hawk                2             12             31
Northern Goshawk             1              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             26            159
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk             24            113            265
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel           171            238            312
Merlin                       1              2              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              4             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                    1001           8342          16560
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Jerry Stanley, Ken Felix

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Jerry Stanley assisted with the count with help spotting from
Justin Berkheimer and Jennifer Ferrick.  Others present for the count
include Kathy Goodblood, Brian Berchtold, Joao Taveres, Bonnie Ginader, and
Sara Sargent.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with strong SSW until the passing of the front around noon
switching wind directions to the west then back again to the SSW. Temps.
reaching 70 F.

Raptor Observations:
A strong flight of Sharp-shinned Hawks and American Kestrel until the
passage of the front with heavy rain, which shut down the watch for about
90 minutes.  The flight resumed after the passage of the front with a
another strong flight of sharpies and kestrels during the last hour,
including a decent movement of Northern Harriers.  The south wind kept
birds close to the lake all day.  Most were relatively low, but became
stratospheric later in the day. Highlight was an immature Northern Goshawk
that passed the watch at 0930 EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
A good variety of non-hawk related migrants including Common Loon 7,
Double-crested Cormorant 75, Great Blue Heron 15,Green Heron 1,Bonaparte's
Gull 7, Solitary Sandpiper 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 10, Caspian Tern 9, Belted
Kingfisher 12,Purple Martin 8, many Tree Swallows, Barn Swallow 7, Cedar
Waxwing 52, Northern Flicker 40, Many Common Grackles, red-winged
Blackbirds, and Brown-headed Cowbirds.   

Predictions:
Continued south wind until about mid-day when the wind will shift around to
the west and cooler.  Perhaps a continuation of the flight before the wind
shift.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/12/19 3:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2019) 82 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 12
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 14 42 47
Bald Eagle 5 12 49
Northern Harrier 2 14 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 42 65
Cooper's Hawk 3 9 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 6 40
Broad-winged Hawk 7 7 7
Red-tailed Hawk 21 141 336
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 7 138
American Kestrel 9 27 54
Merlin 3 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 8

Total: 82 334 926
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Count started soon after low clouds lifted and ended soon before heavy rain
started. Wind SE 16-23 mph, sky mostly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
GE: 1303 Juv

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-22, Tree Swallow-7, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
 

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Date: 4/12/19 2:48 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: FOY Green Heron near Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I struck out on the Dunlin and RB Merganser that were reported this morning at Green Lane, but while driving home I had a nice consolation prize in the form of a Green Heron that flew over the car.

That's how birding is sometimes, especially during migration!

Good birding,
Paul Heveran

‚Ā£Sent from BlueMail ‚Äč
 

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Date: 4/12/19 12:38 pm
From: Darwin Evangelista <0000013a0054f307-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Purple Finches
We had 5 male purple finches and one female at the feeders just before the rain started. They were alternating between black oil sunflower and a mix that includes sunflower, millet, peanuts, and corn. We have house finches all year long, but purple finches are kind of rare in our yard.
We still have lots of juncos and white-throated sparrows, but they’ll probably leave in the next week or two. Cardinals, blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, downies, mourning doves, Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, house finches, house sparrows, and starlings are daily visitors. Carolina wrens, eastern bluebirds, and song sparrows are seen at least weekly. A hairy woodpecker was in yesterday, but they’re more sporadic. Grackles and chipping sparrows are also back. The Cooper’s hawk makes occasional visits too.
Looking forward to the spring migration.
Jane & Huey EvangelistaLaureldale, Berks County


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Date: 4/12/19 11:59 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Apr 2019) 5 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 4 38
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 2
Bald Eagle 0 11 17
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 12
Merlin 2 6 10
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 6

Total: 5 58 149
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Compiler: Colin Sweeney

Counters: Lansothung Lotha

Weather:
Cloudy/Rain. Winds 6-19 kmph

Raptor Observations:
An adult Bald Eagle and an immature Red-tailed Hawk. Both resident
individuals

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/12/19 11:17 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 2 April 2019
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.02.19

Highlights:
RED-NECKED GREBE
BLACK VULTURE
HARLEQUIN DUCK (Armstrong County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Crawford and Erie Counties)
SHORT-EARED OWL
LONG-EARED OWL (Erie County)
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (Erie County)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: George Casselberry, Sam Gutherie, Amy Henrici, Jerry McWilliams, Dan Richards, Jack Solomon, Jerry Stanley, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks, Kendall Zook.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 through Tuesday, 2 April 2019

**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-

NOTE: CANVASBACK continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

At Lock & Dam #4 on 3/30, BONAPARTE'S GULL (AH).

On 4/1 and 4/2 in Bridgeville, COMMON RAVEN (RT).

At Frick Park on 4/1, WINTER WREN (JSo).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

Near Lock & Dam #8 on 3/29, 1 HARLEQUIN DUCK (SG).

On 4/2 near Cowansville, 1 VIRGINIA RAIL (SG).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 3/29 at Rochester's Riverfront Park, 22 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At Squaw Valley Woodlands on 3/30, 3 PURPLE FINCHES and others; on 3/31, LONG-TAILED DUCK (DW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 3/31 at Pymatuning, 5+ LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, RED-NECKED GREBE, LONG-TAILED DUCKS (KZ).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Edinboro Lake on 3/26, 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 3/30, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK (KZ).

On 3/27 at Presque Isle, sightings included 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3 HORNED LARKS; on 3/28, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 SANDHILL CRANE; on 3/30, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 BLACK VULTURES, 1-2 LONG-EARED OWLS, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 3/31, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL; on 4/2, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Over New Castle on 3/29, 1 SANDHILL CRANE (GC).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 3/28 at Kahle Lake, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS; on 3/29, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 30 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (JSt).

Near Polk on 4/2, BLACK VULTURE (reported to DR).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 4/12/19 11:15 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Re: Washington County - early Rose-breasted Grosbeak
A friend had a male this week in Chambersburg. They are coming early this
year!
On Apr 11, 2019 10:50 PM, "Ryan Tomazin" <wvwarblers...> wrote:

> All,
>
> Got a note from my father down near Daisytown, northeast of Beallsville on
> Rt. 40, saying that they had their first Rose-breasted Grosbeak perching in
> a tree near where they sat at their house. Nice early record.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
>
 

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Date: 4/12/19 9:05 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Blue-headed Vireo, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
First of year blue-headed verio this morning during a quick stop at Schenley Park.
Yesterday's first-of-year birds left overnight (checklist from 4/11/19):https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54834069

Today's checklist without much to note:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54861349


Kate St.John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 4/12/19 7:40 am
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: FOY Rose-breasted grosbeak, Washington County
A FOY female Rose-breasted grosbeak was at our feeders this morning.


Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 4/12/19 5:00 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (11 Apr 2019) 43 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 0 169
OS 2 16 21
BE 4 8 20
NH 0 2 8
SS 4 25 47
CH 7 17 41
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 4 50
BW 5 5 5
RT 15 76 230
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 10 93
AK 2 3 9
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 2 4
UA 0 1 4
UB 3 3 10
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 9 25

Total: 43 189 757
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Bob Stewart, Gene & Nancy Flament, Janet Kuehl, Joe Sabo,
Mike Wolfe, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Clyde Williams, Gene & Nancy Flament, Dave Kipp, Jack Gilbert, Bill Fine,
Ed Poder, Bob Stewart, Nancy Ott, Dick Akers, Mike Wolfe, Janet Kuehl, Joe
Sabo, Alexis and Bryan Mellinger, Allen & Mimi Graybill


Weather:
Strong ESE winds, low 50s, visibility 40 km with some valley haze, cloudy
to partly sunny, then cloudy again

Raptor Observations:
GE adult @ 10:13, BE unknown age @ 10:30, BE 2nd year @1:02, BE 2nd or 3rd
year @ 2:50, BE adult @3:05
Several Broadwings, 1 Osprey rose up from the valley for a good look

Non-raptor Observations:
11 cormorants, flickers, ravens, crows, 2BVs, TVs, loon

Predictions:
Strong SSE winds, gusting in 30s, high 50s to low 60s, cloudy, PM rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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

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Date: 4/11/19 11:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (11 Apr 2019) 31 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 10 43 127
Osprey 4 28 44
Bald Eagle 1 14 46
Northern Harrier 0 6 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 46 75
Cooper's Hawk 5 20 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 17 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 16 29
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 31 192 417
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig, Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (4): Gerry Teig, Jim Balint, Sue McLaughlin
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Cloudy (70% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 20,200-27,400 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 43 - 56F, Winds ENE-SE @ 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Bald Eagle,
1-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, 1-American Kestrel, and numerous
Black (45) and Turkey Vultures (56).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-1; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í It sure was unseasonably cold this morning as I sipped my
field brew. A group of three Great Blue Herons flew over as a male
Cardinal sang from atop our original feeder snag. Purple Martins ďchurredĒ
from their gourdes to my right. A Barred Owl hooted from the Red Clay
Creek valley. Ah, life is good! A male Kestrel appeared to be hanging
around. Will it breed after an absence of a couple of years?
<BR><BR>
At 10:32 am the first Broad-winged Hawk [FOY] lifted up, apparently finding
a thermal this chilly morning and drifting skyward in tight circles. On a
walk around the meadow, the amazing, bubbly song of the tiny Ruby-crowned
Kinglet was heard.
<BR><BR>
Gerry was out and reports that a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found on a
field trip he was on at Westtown School in West Chester. [GT]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Barred Owl, Purple Martin,
Savannah Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Brown Thrasher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (1): Red Fox.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.77; Steps: 11,119; Floors: 12.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 51; this season: 86
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (2):Ē
Broad-winged Hawk and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like a bit of a washout with cloudy conditions and
showers. Southerly winds are good, though.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/11/19 7:54 pm
From: Bonnie Ingram <bingram...>
Subject: Re: Washington County - early Rose-breasted Grosbeak
We had a female at our feeder yesterday - southern Lycoming County.

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 11, 2019, at 10:50 PM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...><mailto:<wvwarblers...>> wrote:

All,

Got a note from my father down near Daisytown, northeast of Beallsville on Rt. 40, saying that they had their first Rose-breasted Grosbeak perching in a tree near where they sat at their house. Nice early record.

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/11/19 7:50 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Washington County - early Rose-breasted Grosbeak
All,

Got a note from my father down near Daisytown, northeast of Beallsville on Rt. 40, saying that they had their first Rose-breasted Grosbeak perching in a tree near where they sat at their house. Nice early record.

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/11/19 4:11 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: Spotted Sandpiper, Great Egrets, Bald Eagle, Glade Run Lake, Butler Co
The Spotted Sandpiper that was found earlier in the week was present first
on the rocks along the fishing pier but then flew off the the mudflats near
the boat ramp.
Earlier in the morning I watched as 3 Great Egrets fly in together and
landed at the top of the trees at the mid point of the lake. A Great Blue
Heron flew in front of them followed by an adult Bald Eagle minutes later.
There was a pair of Double Crested Cormorants on the lake and a pair of
Pie-billed Grebes.
See the following 2 check lists with photos.

Glade Run Lake, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 11, 2019 11:08 AM - 12:29 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.857 mile(s)
Comments: From boat ramp to dam
15 species

Canada Goose 3
Blue-winged Teal 3
Mallard 3
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Continuing on mudflats at inlet
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
American Robin 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54830313

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

Glade Run Lake, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 11, 2019 9:07 AM - 11:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: from boat ramp to end of trail
31 species

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 7
Blue-winged Teal 3
Mallard 3
Ring-necked Duck 25
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Mourning Dove 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 3 Large white egret
Bald Eagle 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Blue Jay 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 20
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 25
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 5
European Starling 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Common Grackle 2
Northern Cardinal 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54827724

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

--
Dave Brooke
DDB Photography <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ddbphoto/albums>
 

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Date: 4/11/19 2:08 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Double-crested cormorants, Washington County
No eagles at the pond along Rte 43 this afternoon, but there were 5
Double-crested cormorants here, looking perplexed, as they often do.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 4/11/19 12:16 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebe continues, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

The Red-necked Grebe that was found and photographed by Dennis Miranda this
morning was still present at Walt Rd early this afternoon.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54832769


Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 4/11/19 12:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 4 38
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 2
Bald Eagle 0 11 17
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 18
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 11
Merlin 1 4 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 6

Total: 2 53 144
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: Sandra cuadros

Counters: Momodou Lamin

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/11/19 8:45 am
From: Ron Burkert <raburkert...>
Subject: Allegheny County - FOY blue-gray gnatcatcher
Apologies - Being new I sent this to the wrong address yesterday.


FOY blue-gray gnatcatchers along Frick Park's Nine Mile Run Trail near the boulder wall on the lower section about 2:45 pm April 10, 2019.


Ron Burkert
Oakmont, PA
 

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Date: 4/11/19 8:02 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Ruby-crowned kinglet, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
First of year anywhere (for me) and happened to be singing right outside my front door!

Kate St.John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 4/11/19 2:20 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (10 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 33 117
Osprey 3 24 40
Bald Eagle 0 13 45
Northern Harrier 1 6 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 40 69
Cooper's Hawk 4 15 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 14 27
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 16 161 386
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi, Steve Nuttle

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (3): Steve Nuttle, Kathleen Pileggi
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Sunny (10% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 50 - 58F, Winds NW @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (41) and Turkey Vultures (78).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í There is to be a lot of sun today, making it difficult to
spot high-flying migrants. I think an extra cup of field brew is called
for. You know, for the effort.
<BR><BR>
Steve was suddenly here, snuck up on me like a thief in the night, and on
his birthday. Happy Birthday, Buddy!! Steve is an old [and I do mean
old!] cowboy with the old hat to prove it - old, tattered, extremely beat
up, sun-baked and warped [and so is his hat!]. Steve helped me putting up
our new canopy with sides to escape some of the wind here, helping with
fancy knots. A COMMON RAVEN called during a quick fly-by, as we tried out
the canopy.
<BR><BR>
After the watch, we went on a ďSnipe hunt.Ē Thatís right; Kathleen & I
went after Wilsonís Snipe which, believe it or not, we hadnít seen this
year, yet. We got a report of one at Exton Park, so off we went. Well
like all ďSnipe hunts,Ē no Snipe was found, but we did find an Osprey,
numerous Rough-winged Swallows, Palm Warblers, Green Heron [FOY], and
Solitary Sandpiper [FOY].
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, COMMON RAVEN, Brown Thrasher, Pine Siskin,
Eastern Phoebe, Savannah Sparrow, Palm Warbler, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Cabbage White. Dragonflies
(0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.42; Steps: 15,054; Floors: 11.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 50; this season: 84
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē Common
Loon.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks a bit cooler with lighter winds and plenty of
background clouds
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/10/19 5:15 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2019) 6 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 12
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 0 14 19
Bald Eagle 0 7 44
Northern Harrier 1 9 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 19 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 101 296
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 6 137
American Kestrel 0 12 39
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7

Total: 6 200 792
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Windy out of the NW, with sustained wind over 30 kph and gusts to 50,
dropping throughout the day to 15 kph in the final hour.

Raptor Observations:
6 TV, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
11 COLO, 10 DCCO, 6 RBGU, 1 MODO, 2 NOFL, 3 AMCR, 3 CORA, 4 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 1
GCKI.

Predictions:
Sunny with light to moderate SE wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/10/19 3:36 pm
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...>
Subject: Trumpeter Swan P42 'Disco' update - Clearfield County
Good news! Disco (P42) is alive and well!† Info is from here on April 10,
2019: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259764354096464/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf


P42 'Disco' has returned to Canada and was recently spotted on a private
pond near Tottenham, Ontario. (This is about 40 miles north of Toronto.)

Disco spent several weeks in the DuBois area in December and January. She
was even counted for the DuBois Christmas Bird Count, which was a new bird
for that count!

The swan is a 2 1/2 year old female, coming 3 years old, banded on 12/28/16,
in Ontario, Canada, approximately 250 miles north of DuBois, Pa.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois


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Date: 4/10/19 1:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (10 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 0 169
OS 1 14 19
BE 0 4 16
NH 0 2 8
SS 0 21 43
CH 2 10 34
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 4 50
BW 0 0 0
RT 1 61 215
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 9 92
AK 0 1 7
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 2 4
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 9 25

Total: 4 146 714
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
Bob Stewart


Weather:
Moderate W winds w strong gusts;blue skies yielding to clouds;high near 50F

Raptor Observations:
4 migrating birds

Non-raptor Observations:
robins,tree swallows,wb nuthatches,chickadees,E towhee,N
flicker,crows,TVs,ravens


Predictions:
Moderate SE winds,cloudy,high near 50F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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

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Date: 4/10/19 12:19 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Apr 2019) 10 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 4 38
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 2
Bald Eagle 5 11 17
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 7 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 10 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 11
Merlin 1 2 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 6

Total: 10 50 141
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 0 hours

Compiler: Colin Sweeney

Counters: Marc Robinson, Sandra Cuadros

Weather:
Partially cloudy, windy. Temp 10-17 Celsius.

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/10/19 12:02 pm
From: Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...>
Subject: Three-part young birder program offered near Pittsburgh in April and May
If any of you knows any prospective young birder(s) aged 10-16 who
might enjoy learning more about birding by going birding with a group
of young birders led by two of us from the National Aviary, then
please read on!

Each Saturday morning of the series (rain or shine!) parents can drop
their kids off at one of three designated local parks where we will
all meet up at 7:30am. Parents can return to pick their kids up at the
same place at 9:30am. For those two hours, I will teach the young
birders (from beginner to experienced) how to correctly adjust and use
their binoculars, how to spot and identify birds, and how to submit
bird observations to an online database created by National Audubon
and Cornell Lab or Ornithology, called eBird.

We will take a leisurely hike through three different green spaces
(Wingfield Pines, Audubon Greenway, and Irwin Run; all properties of
the Allegheny Land Trust), and we will discuss what we are seeing and
hearing as we go.

The purpose of this program series is to give young birders useful
guidance and instruction, but also to give them a chance simply to
interact with other young birders! For more information, go to:

https://www.aviary.org/special-events/youngbirders

Cost for all three outings is $75. Space is limited to just 30 young
birders. To register, call 412-258-9439 or email
<education.programs...>

Please feel free to share this information on your own social media
platforms! Thanks, and good spring birding!!

Robert S. Mulvihill
Ornithologist
National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-258-1148
<Robert.mulvihill...>

The National Aviary works to inspire respect for nature
through an appreciation of birds.
 

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Date: 4/9/19 6:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (09 Apr 2019) 22 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 8 33 117
Osprey 3 21 37
Bald Eagle 2 13 45
Northern Harrier 2 5 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 34 63
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 16 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 12 25
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 22 145 370
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (4): John Flannery, Jim Balint, Kathleen Pileggi
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Cloudy (60-100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 23,000-24,900 ft.,
Visibility - 10-4 miles, Temps 60 - 73F, Winds WSW @ 5 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and Turkey Vultures (87).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-1; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í A Savannah Sparrow was with the White-crowned Sparrows on
the bird seed when I arrived at Bucktoe this fine morning. 5
Double-crested Cormorants, in tight v-formation, cruised by in the suddenly
very spring-like sky. Some hawks were moving through early, but it quickly
dried up today.
<BR><BR>
Kathleen arrived and with news of seeing a banded [green band on right leg]
Eastern Bluebird on her way in. Your work, Ian [Ianís our bander]?
<BR><BR>
After the watch, I went to Marsh Creek Lake. April is the month to get
Scoters and Little Gull [a very rare bird]. I found one here last April.
So, I took a shot in the little time I had after watching hawks today. No
Little Gull or Scoters were found, but I did see Bonaparteís Gull [FOY],
Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe [my FOY], Common Goldeneye, Double-crested
Cormorant, Bufflehead, and Horned Grebes.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorant, Belted Kingfisher, Brown
Thrasher, Savannah Sparrow, Purple Martin, Eastern Phoebe, Palm Warbler,
and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Cabbage White, Eastern Comma.
Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (1): American Toad. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.88; Steps: 16,157; Floors: 10.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 49; this season: 83
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (2):Ē Savannah
Sparrow and Double-crested Cormorant.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks mostly sunny with just a few clouds and moderate NW
winds. a bit cooler than the last couple of days.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/9/19 5:44 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2019) 12 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 12
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 2 14 19
Bald Eagle 0 7 44
Northern Harrier 1 8 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 19 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 96 291
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 6 137
American Kestrel 0 12 39
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 1 1 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7

Total: 12 194 786
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Warm, starting out calm and overcast, with wind building to over 30 kph
with gusts over 50 by 1600. Clouds dissipating throughout the day, nearly
absent by end of count.

Raptor Observations:
1 BV, 7 TV, 1 CH.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 MALL, 1 COLO, 4 DCCO, 1 MODO, 1 DOWO, 1 NOFL, 2 AMCR, 1 CORA, 3 TRES, 1
BCCH, 1 TUTI, 1 WBNU, 4 GCKI, 2 EABL, 2 FISP, 1 AMGO.

Predictions:
Sunny but cooler, with light NW wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/9/19 5:27 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country Trail, North Shore, Apr 9, 2019
Subject: Butler County eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country
Trail, North Shore, Apr 9, 2019

I walked the North Country Trail this afternoon that is near McDanel's Boat
Launch. There was a FOY Purple Martin near the Purple Martin houses when I
arrived. I did not see it when I left. Other FOY birds were 3 Field
Sparrows and 7 Double-crested Cormorants. Complete list below. Very
windy on the lake today.

Karyn Delaney

Moraine State Park, North Country Trail, North Shore, Butler, Pennsylvania,
US
Apr 9, 2019 2:35 PM - 4:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
29 species

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 2
Bufflehead 14
Ruddy Duck 1
Mourning Dove 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Double-crested Cormorant 7 FOY
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 2 1 on nest, 1 on platform
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6
Purple Martin 1 FOY Near Houses
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 4
European Starling 2
American Goldfinch 10
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 3 FOY
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 2
Northern Cardinal 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54766838

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

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Date: 4/9/19 1:44 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (09 Apr 2019) 8 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 4 6 13
TV 0 0 169
OS 0 13 18
BE 0 4 16
NH 0 2 8
SS 0 21 43
CH 0 8 32
NG 1 2 3
RS 1 4 50
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 60 214
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 9 92
AK 1 1 7
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 2 4
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 9 25

Total: 8 142 710
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers:

Visitors:
0 visitors


Weather:
Strong WSW winds. Average temperature 16 C.
Cloud cover 100 to 75%. Visibility clear up to 32 km. with haze in early
morning

Raptor Observations:
8 raptors counted. Imm. Golden eagle at 9:18, low in valley
fighting the wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree swallows, ravens, robins, local tv's

Predictions:
Clear with temperatures reaching the 60's
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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

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Date: 4/9/19 12:55 pm
From: Ron & Amy Burkert <raburkert...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny Co - NO Black-crowned Night Heron, yes to another local raven sighting
I stopped at 2:23 and didn’t spot it today either.

Ron Burkert
Oakmont PA
Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 9, 2019, at 2:08 PM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I happened to have to go up Rt. 28 today, so I stopped at the Gulf Wetlands. Spent half an hour there, but saw no night heron. Another lady named Gina from up there was continuing the hunt. I walked away a day late and a dollar short...guess I should have gone to "The Meadows"...
>
> Just before exiting I-79 at Bridgeville after noon, I had a pair of ravens circling over Carvana (wanna see a Babylonian excess, see Carvana...). Has anyone along Miller's Run in Cecil seen a nest in any of the old metal bridges along there? I am really wondering now, having seen ravens in this 1/4 mile area 5 times in the last week. I don't really have time to explore, but I am wondering...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/9/19 12:38 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 Apr 2019) 6 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 2 4 38
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 6 12
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 7 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 8 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 11
Merlin 1 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 6

Total: 6 40 131
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Compiler: Lansothung Lotha

Counters: Colin Sweeney, Rob Feldman

Weather:
Partly cloudy/some sun. Wind was East/South for most of the day. Variable
wind speed/direction. Temp 15-22 Celsius.

Raptor Observations:
Local golden eagle spotted (3 year old based on tail plumage).

At least one adult and one juvenile bald eagle spotted locally.

At least 3 local red tails.

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/9/19 12:14 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 9, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              66           6978          14744
Osprey                       0              9             12
Bald Eagle                   0             27             41
Northern Harrier             0             27             43
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             97            121
Cooper's Hawk                0             10             29
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             26            159
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0             89            241
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             67            141
Merlin                       0              1              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              4             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              3
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      68           7341          15559
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix

Visitors:
Ken Felix assisted with the count while Justin Berkheimer helped spot the
few vultures that passed.  Deuane Seib stopped for a short visit.


Weather:
Starting off mostly cloudy then becoming mostly clear with winds from the
west early becoming WNW later in the morning.  Temps. dropping six or seven
degrees after the wind shift.

Raptor Observations:
A quiet morning with light vulture movement scattered across a wide front
and almost no hawks.  However, they were good ones, a Northern Goshawk at
0856 EST and a local Merlin performed its fluttery territorial flight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant 2, Great Blue Heron 2, Eastern Bluebird 1,
Northern Flicker, and a few small flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds, Common
Grackles, and Brown-headed Cowbirds.

Predictions:
Cloudy and colder with NNW winds.  A count not likely.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/9/19 11:08 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co - NO Black-crowned Night Heron, yes to another local raven sighting
Hello All,

I happened to have to go up Rt. 28 today, so I stopped at the Gulf Wetlands. Spent half an hour there, but saw no night heron. Another lady named Gina from up there was continuing the hunt. I walked away a day late and a dollar short...guess I should have gone to "The Meadows"...

Just before exiting I-79 at Bridgeville after noon, I had a pair of ravens circling over Carvana (wanna see a Babylonian excess, see Carvana...). Has anyone along Miller's Run in Cecil seen a nest in any of the old metal bridges along there? I am really wondering now, having seen ravens in this 1/4 mile area 5 times in the last week. I don't really have time to explore, but I am wondering...

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/9/19 10:35 am
From: linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request...>
Subject: American Goldfinches - Cumberland County
Over the past couple of weeks have enjoyed the cheerful, boisteroussinging, call notes, and flight calls from about two dozen American Goldfinches.  They are constantly on the move in our cedartrees above the feeders.  A bonus hasbeen watching the bright yellow returning on the males.Bill Franz / Newville 
 

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Date: 4/9/19 8:37 am
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 4/8/19



Eagle

N. Flicker

Black Vulture

Yellow Warbler

Golden-crowned Kinglet

E. kingbird





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>




 

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Date: 4/9/19 7:45 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
Around 10 a.m. Susie Solomon and I were at Duck Hollow:
Bufflehead 7Northern Shoveler 2,  a male & a female.Horned Grebe 3
Jack Solomon

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/9/19 4:06 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (08 Apr 2019) 30 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 16 25 109
Osprey 3 18 34
Bald Eagle 0 11 43
Northern Harrier 2 3 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 30 59
Cooper's Hawk 2 11 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 15 39
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 23
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 30 123 348
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Armas Hill, Jean-Marie Gauthier

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (4): Jim Balint, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Armas Hill
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Partly Sunny (70% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 5,100-7,300 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 60 - 76F, Winds SSW-W @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (55) and Turkey Vultures (74).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í Something arrived at Bucktoe that Iíve been intently
awaiting for some time. Was it my new canopy? No, it was not [although it
did arrive]. It was my first Purple Martin [my FOY]! A male announced his
arrival back from a winter spent in South America, with the plaintive
ďchewĒ call note Iíve been longing to hear as it circled our gourdes.
While I rejoiced, the flying ants, beetles, flies, moths, and dragonflies
which this vociferous eater feasts upon, certainly did not!
<BR><BR>
Jean-Marie was out and tracked down our Brown Thrasher for a photo op. He
also helped me with my ďinstant upĒ canopy, which arrived without a bit of
directions and spare parts which didnít match up with logic. Donít you
hate when that happens? Guys donít need directions anyway, right
Jean-Marie? Just something else to ignoreÖ.
<BR><BR>
Just a few hawks were moving today and we are still awaiting our first
Broad-wing. Wonít be long nowÖ
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Common Raven, Great Blue Heron, Brown Thrasher, Purple Martin Palm Warbler,
Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Cabbage White, Eastern Comma.
Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): American Toad. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.05; Steps: 11,849; Floors: 22.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 45; this season: 81
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē Purple
Martin.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorm possible. But also
possible would be a nice hawk flight. So...
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/9/19 2:01 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Yellow-throated warbler, Raccoon WFR, Beaver, Sun Apr 7
At the Raccoon Wildflower Reserve on Sun April 7, I heard a yellow-throated warbler in the sycamores at midday, but I couldn't see it. 

Though this post is late, you will certainly see more today than I did on Sunday. At that time the spring beauties had barely begun to bloom and the birds were relatively quiet. 


Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 4/8/19 7:27 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Apr 8, 2019
Subject: Beaver County eBird Report - Economy Borough, Apr 8, 2019

Three Pine Siskins continue at the feeders daily. Plumage is darker with a
more vibrant contrast. FOY Chipping Sparrow and male Towhee in the yard
today also.

Karyn Delaney




Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 8, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
24 species

Canada Goose 2 Flyover
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 6
Pine Siskin 3 Continuing
American Goldfinch 9
Chipping Sparrow 1 FOY
Dark-eyed Junco 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1 FOY Male
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 10
Northern Cardinal 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54734845

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

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Date: 4/8/19 7:16 pm
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...>
Subject: moderate waterfowl fallout, berks
Last night's rain downed a few birds. Yellow Palm Warblers are also here.
See below.


> Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Pennsylvania, US
> Apr 8, 2019 12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Overcast with strong sw wind, 73F. Rain last night caused a
> moderate fallout of ducks and grebes.
> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 6
> Wood Duck 1
> Northern Shoveler 4
> Gadwall 2
> American Black Duck 6
> Northern Pintail 4
> Greater Scaup 2
> Lesser Scaup 24
> Greater/Lesser Scaup 8
> Long-tailed Duck 8 Downed by rain.
> Bufflehead 170
> Common Goldeneye 3
> Common Merganser 6
> Ruddy Duck 4
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Horned Grebe 23
> Mourning Dove 3
> Bonaparte's Gull 2
> Ring-billed Gull 3
> Common Loon 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 4
> Black Vulture 8
> Turkey Vulture 5
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 2
> Fish Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 2
> American Robin 20
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> White-throated Sparrow 5
> Song Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Northern Cardinal 4
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54733814
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> (https://ebird.org/home)
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County
 

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Date: 4/8/19 5:20 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: FOY Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny Co
I came across a mixed flock of kinglets at Deer Lakes Park this afternoon.
I submitted 2 Ruby and 4 Golden but I think there was at least 1 more of
each but those little devils don't stay put for very long so I didn't want
to double count.
There are 2 photos in my eBird report.

Deer Lakes Regional Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 8, 2019 3:29 PM - 4:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
21 species

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 5
Dark-eyed Junco 14
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Northern Cardinal 7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54724000

--
Dave Brooke
DDB Photography <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ddbphoto/albums>
 

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Date: 4/8/19 5:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (08 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 1 13 18
BE 0 4 16
NH 0 2 8
SS 0 21 43
CH 0 8 32
NG 0 1 2
RS 1 3 49
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 60 214
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 8 91
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 2 4
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 9 25

Total: 2 134 702
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:

Visitors:
Amber Weyant and Trent Walters


Weather:
Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies with highly variable winds in both direction
and speed, moderate in the morning becoming very strong in the afternoon.
Temperatures ranged from 14.3 to 17.6. The valley remained very hazy all
day.

Raptor Observations:
Two migrating raptors, an adult Red-shouldered Hawk and an Osprey. There
were also 2 local Red-tailed Hawks and 4 Turkey Vultures occasionally
patrolling the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
4 Turkey ( on Hawk Watch Lane), 1 Bluebird, 2 Crow, 1 Towhee, 2 Tree
Swallow, 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker.
1 Mourning Cloak butterfly

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with 10 to 20 mph west winds and a high temperature of 15 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: 4/8/19 4:59 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Trash harms birdlife
Hi PA birders, With thoughts of Earth Day and World Migratory Bird Day,
I've written a short piece about the impact that trash, especially plastic
trash, has on our birdlife:
https://birdpartner.com/2019/04/06/trash-harms-wildlife/
<https://birdpartner.com/2019/04/06/trash-harms-wildlife/?fbclid=IwAR3OYkoTxFLJKx2GCl6HBpRgXh1vyv46jnwIYOQVLda0pcrNqM37VtLCI0g>.
Hopefully, you'll find the story and the photos both interesting and
thought-provoking. I can't wait to bird York County in a week or so! All
the best,
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/
 

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Date: 4/8/19 4:54 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Shavers Creek Birding Cup
The Birding Cup, Shaver’s Creek’s annual fundraising tournament, is a
contest among teams of birders to identify the most bird species in a
twenty-four hour period in the central Pennsylvania region (Huntingdon,
Centre, and adjoining counties). Teams must compete based on a set of
Birding Cup rules, and the winning teams are awarded their prizes
immediately following the contest at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
in Petersburg, Pennsylvania.


Birding Cup Pledges and Donations

Donations in 2018 went directly toward the renovation of new enclosures
for the raptors. Our educational co-workers will be moving into brand
new homes, more suitable for sunshine, daily care-taking, and
wheelchair-accessible viewing.

Our fundraising goal for this year’s Birding Cup is $15,000. Pledges may
be made per bird identified or in a single donation, and donors may
choose to support a specific team. *We debuted a new fundraising
platform last year with personalized pages for each team. Click the
button below to donate and get to know the Birding Cup teams!*


https://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/

--
***See our new video https://youtu.be/3gyjkxmmFS4 *** ***Check us out on
facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kauffmaninsurance/
 

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Date: 4/8/19 4:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (08 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 12
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 2 12 17
Bald Eagle 1 7 44
Northern Harrier 1 7 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 16 39
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 91 286
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 6 137
American Kestrel 2 12 39
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7

Total: 24 182 774
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
High temp of 20.5, wind from WNW peaking at 25 kph midday. Mostly cloudy,
becoming completely overcast by end of day.

Raptor Observations:
GE adult at 1112.

2 BV, 5 TV, 1 BE, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
9 COLO, 1 GBHE, 5 RBGU, 1 MODO, 1 DOWO, 1 HAWO, 1 NOFL, 1 PIWO, 1 BLJA, 1
AMCR, 2 CORA, 5 TRES, 2 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 3 GCKI, 1 EABL, 2 FISP, 12 BHCO, 2
AMGO.

Predictions:
Slightly cooler, but otherwise similar weather and wind to today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/8/19 1:41 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 8, 2019 (revised edition)
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture             629           6912          14678
Osprey                       4              9             12
Bald Eagle                   1             27             41
Northern Harrier             4             27             43
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8             96            120
Cooper's Hawk                1             10             29
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             26            159
Broad-winged Hawk            1              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk             19             89            241
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             7             67            141
Merlin                       0              1              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                2              4             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              2              3
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     680           7273          15491
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end   time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Russ States assisted with the count.  Welcome Justin
Berkheimer, who helped us spot birds.  Bonnie Ginader, my wife Linda, and
Pat Sharrer stopped by for a visit.


Weather:
On and off clouds with gusty WSW wind, but mostly from the west.  Temps.
reaching the 60s F, but falling several degrees when the wind shifted off
the lake.

Raptor Observations:
A strong vulture flight at the start then gradually dwindling down through
the day. there were far fewer hawks today.  Birds were spread out over and
area of about 1.5 miles from the lake, surfing the winds, which shifted the
flight lines frequently. Highlight was a local Merlin taking a bird in
front of us, then carrying it to a nearby pole to feast on its kill.  We
suspect a pair of Merlin may be taking up residence nearby, since we see
them almost every day.  We had our first Broad-winged Hawk of the season.
It flew directly over us, giving a couple of tight turns and then it flew
NE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlight was a Northern Mockingbird flying across the field in front of
us.  Double-crested Cormorant 36, Great Blue Heron 4, Tree Swallow 9,
Northern Flicker 6, Eastern Meadowlark 1, several flocks of Red-winged
Blackbirds, Common Grackles, and Brown-headed Cowbirds.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy and a bit cooler with winds with more of a westerly
component.  Not expecting a big flight.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/8/19 1:38 pm
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis...>
Subject: barred owls calling
I stopped to listen to two barred owls calling back and forth last evening. I was on the Panhandle Trail, along a stream on the PA side near the PA/WV border, at 6 PM.

Cathy Brown,
Washington county
 

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Date: 4/8/19 1:27 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 8, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture             629           6912          14678
Osprey                       4              9             12
Bald Eagle                   1             27             41
Northern Harrier             4             27             43
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8             96            120
Cooper's Hawk                1             10             29
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             26            159
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             19             89            241
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             7             67            141
Merlin                       0              1              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                2              4             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              2              3
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                     679           7272          15490
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end   time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix, Russ States

Visitors:
Ken Felix and Russ States assisted with the count.  Welcome Justin
Berkheimer, who helped us spot birds.  Bonnie Ginader, my wife Linda, and
Pat Sharrer stopped by for a visit.


Weather:
On and off clouds with gusty WSW wind, but mostly from the west.  Temps.
reaching the 60s F, but falling several degrees when the wind shifted off
the lake.

Raptor Observations:
A strong vulture flight at the start then gradually dwindling down through
the day. there were far fewer hawks today.  Birds were spread out over and
area of about 1.5 miles from the lake, surfing the winds, which shifted the
flight lines frequently. Highlight was a local Merlin taking a bird in
front of us, then carrying it to a nearby pole to feast on its kill.  We
suspect a pair of Merlin may be taking up residence nearby, since we see
them almost every day.  We had our first Broad-winged Hawk of the season.
It flew directly over us, giving a couple of tight turns and then it flew
NE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlight was a Northern Mockingbird flying across the field in front of
us.  Double-crested Cormorant 36, Great Blue Heron 4, Tree Swallow 9,
Northern Flicker 6, Eastern Meadowlark 1, several flocks of Red-winged
Blackbirds, Common Grackles, and Brown-headed Cowbirds.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy and a bit cooler with winds with more of a westerly
component.  Not expecting a big flight.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/8/19 1:11 pm
From: Darwin Evangelista <0000013a0054f307-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOYs
We finally got our FOY red-winged blackbird yesterday. They’re usually much earlier.This morning I saw our FOY chipping sparrow.On Saturday, we saw the local Cooper’s hawk fly into the blue spruce. The birds scattered, but he didn’t get any on that pass.
Huey EvangelistaLaureldale, Berks County


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Date: 4/8/19 1:09 pm
From: Ron Burkert <raburkert...>
Subject: Leucistic mallard hen - Allegheny Co
I forgot to mention the presence of the leucistic mallard hen I photographed and reported on the same eBird checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54710646.
 

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Date: 4/8/19 12:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 1 2 36
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 6 12
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 6 16
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 9
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 6

Total: 4 33 124
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: Momodou Lamin

Counters: Shannon Lambert

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/8/19 11:56 am
From: Ron Burkert <raburkert...>
Subject: Black-crowned night-heron; Allegheny County, PA
What appears to be the first sighting of a black-crowned night-heron in Allegheny County since Alan Buriak reported one August 2, 2017. First reported by Maury Burgwin yesterday morning on the Harmar Eagles FB page, I went down this morning and found the bird directly behind the Meadows Racing building.

My eBird list with photos is: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54710646.

This is my first posting on the listserve, so please inform me if I am not doing something correctly.

Ron Burkert
Oakmont, PA
 

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Date: 4/8/19 6:33 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (07 Apr 2019) 29 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 9 93
Osprey 4 15 31
Bald Eagle 2 11 43
Northern Harrier 0 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 25 54
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 13 37
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 10 23
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 29 93 318
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (18): Kathleen Pileggi, Mike Gardner, Jeff Wahl, Jean-Marie
Gauthier, Carl Mease, Lana Glass, Colleen DelMonte, Daniel Noznisky, Elaine
Kirchdoerfer, Deb Kirchdoerfer, Ann Nunn, Carol Majors, Harvey Rubenstein,
Luc Jacobs, Theresa Jacobs, Norm Lincoln, Michael Niven
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Partly Cloudy-Mostly Sunny (40-10% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 24,500-6,700
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 45 - 67F, Winds NE-SSE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (33) and Turkey Vultures (82).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í Our regular Sunday bird walks at Bucktoe begin today. On
it, 18 of us saw Wood Duck, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawks,
Barred Owls, Hermit Thrush, White-crowned Sparrow, and Palm Warblers.
<BR><BR>
While enjoying a cup of ďfield brew,Ē we reviewed our list. Dan said it
was good, while the others survived the experience. [The coffee, that is]
The walk was great, although still no Purple Martin or Gnatcatcher! A
couple of bloggings are in order: On our sign-in sheet for todayís walk,
Elaine a doctor filled it out as if writing a prescription. You know how.
You couldnít even distinguish a single letter Ė complete gibberish! Youíve
gotta wonder how anyone ever gets the right medicine. Pharmacists must be
psychic! [check the picture!] Colleen sat at the hawk watch, moving the
carefully placed chairs all around. Hey guys, ainít it just like a woman
to be in a guyís ďpadĒ for just a couple of minutes and then rearrange
their furniture? Jean-Marie, no stranger to the experience of being
blogged, when looking at Flickers said ďThere were two of Zem.Ē Apparently
the French must spell ďthemĒ with a ďz,Ē as they sure pronounce it with
one! [gotcha, buddy!] Then Elaine - remember a doctor [go figure!] - said
she canít see them with her eyes. What does she see them with? One
wonders just how sheís driving home - with her sense of smell? Maybe she
has a nose for it? [Elaine is a victim of a rare double blogging, now]
Anyway, we had a great time looking for birds - 44 species in all. When I
returned to my van, I discovered that they had been looking for me, as
well. All 44 of them - splat! [see picture]. I believe Elaine and
Jean-Marie had put ďzemĒ up to it!
<BR><BR>
The weather was perfect today, with a nice background of clouds and
favorable winds resulting in a noticeable uptick in hawks - Sharp-shinned
Hawks and Ospreys most obvious.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Rough-winged
Swallow, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Palm Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, and
White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Cabbage White, Eastern Comma.
Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (3): Spring Peeper, Brown Snake,
American Toad. Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 9.26; Steps: 20,840; Floors: 23.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 50; this season: 80
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē Palm
Warbler.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks Mostly Cloudy with southerly winds
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/8/19 4:42 am
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: Waterfowl on Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

Last night's rain brought some waterfowl to Walt Rd. 19 Horned Grebes, 15 Buffleheads, 9 Ruddy Ducks, and 5 Lesser Scaup were the main characters, with a healthy supporting cast in smaller numbers including 2 BW Teal.

It appears that fisherman are getting ready to set off, so the birds may not stick for long.

Good birding,
Paul Heveran

‚Ā£Sent from BlueMail ‚Äč
 

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Date: 4/7/19 7:42 pm
From: Kimberly Springer <springer0707...>
Subject: Fish Crow - MERCER COUNTY
Today a Fish Crow flew over the Sharpsville Area Recreation Park in
Sharpsville, PA. The Shenango River runs through here, and this is very
close to the Shenango Reservoir.

eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54671836

Kim Springer
Mercer, PA
 

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Date: 4/7/19 6:18 pm
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Frick Today, Allegheny County, Fox Sparrows, and More
At Frick Park, on Riverview Hill:
Fox Sparrows. Susie Solomon and I kept hearing them.         She saw a few that I   couldn't, much to my chagrin,          but one finally posed          in all its reddish brown, gray, and speckled glory,          right up on top of a nearby bush. Then it serenaded          us.  Is birding great, or what?
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Pileated Woodpecker
Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush
The latter 2 species were only observed by Susie.

Jack SolomonAllegheny County
One of the anglewings was flying, even though the air temperature was only around 60¬į F.¬† ¬†They overwinter as adults, and are one of the earliest spring butterflies I see. As many times as I've looked up the difference between the 2 we see around here, I still can't remember the field marks, or which is which.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/7/19 5:51 pm
From: Chris Blazo <000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Franklin County
The last two days were inspiring to say the least, with spring in the air and the warming of the sun. Early spring migrants were of no disappointment at all. I had 3 Louisiana Waterthrush along Wilson Run near it's headwaters in McCasslin Gap yesterday. I also had 2 today in Bear Valley. I had a few Palm Warblers yesterday at the Greencastle reservoir and along Muddy Run at Rhodes Grove. There were a pair of Winter Wrens there as well. Also, I had a Palm Warbler today along the power lines on Weber Rd. While in Bear Valley today I had an early Broad-winged Hawk that beat my early date by 4 days and a very early Black-and-white Warbler that blew out my early date by 11 days! I also had a Blue-headed Vireo and a couple Pine Warblers. A few other notes are gnatcatchers, thrashers and Yellow-rumped Warblers moving into the county. Other signs of spring are the blooming of Coltsfoot and Early Saxifrage, Mourning Cloak and Eastern Commas on the wing and the incessant scurrying of the timid Fox Squirrel.

Chris Blazo- St. Thomas
 

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Date: 4/7/19 5:39 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.  American White Pelican  1; April 6; head of Presque Isle Bay American Bittern  1; April 5; near B-trail Black Vulture  1; April 1; over interstate 90 Golden Eagle  1 imm.; April 2; Presque Isle Hawk Watch Short-eared Owl  1; April 7; Gull Point Northern Saw-whet Owl  1; April 5; pines  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/7/19 5:36 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk watch for April 7, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture            1911           6283          14049
Osprey                       3              5              8
Bald Eagle                   5             26             40
Northern Harrier            20             23             39
Sharp-shinned Hawk          81             88            112
Cooper's Hawk                8              9             28
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk         16             23            156
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             43             70            222
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel            52             60            134
Merlin                       0              1              2
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                2              2              8
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              2
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                    2142           6593          14811
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end   time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Katie Andersen, Ken Felix, Russ States,
                  Sam Stull

Visitors:
Lots of help today.  Much appreciated!  Observers included Ken Felix, Russ
States, Sam Stull, and Katie Andersen.  Others joining the crew included
Carol Allen, Deuane Seib, my wife Linda, Randy Donn, Roger Donn, Joao
Taveres, Mark lethaby, and Ruth Swaney


Weather:
Variably cloudy early becoming cloudy and much warmer with temps. along the
lake reaching 65 F.  Winds calm early then light from the SE early then
becoming light NE beginning around the 1100 hr. EST with falling temps
after the wind shift to the north.

Raptor Observations:
The best hawk day so far this season.  Mostly vultures as usual flying
close to the lake all day even when the winds shifted to the NE.  Good
numbers of Northern Harriers and a respectable number of Sharp-shins and
American Kestrel. Despite the cloud cover many birds became stratospheric
as the day progressed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Merganser 1, Common Loon 3, Double-crested Cormorant 42, Great Blue
Heron 15, Killdeer 3, Caspian Tern 1, Belted Kingfisher 1, Eastern Phoebe
2, Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1, Tree Swallow 13, Barn Swallow 1,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1, Pileated Woodpecker 2, Northern Flicker 104,
Eastern Meadowlark 1, 

Predictions:
Cloudy with rain likely, but continued warm with SW wind.  A break in the
rain could mean more birds.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/7/19 4:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (07 Apr 2019) 94 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 10 12 17
BE 4 4 16
NH 1 2 8
SS 13 21 43
CH 7 8 32
NG 1 1 2
RS 1 2 48
BW 0 0 0
RT 43 60 214
RL 0 0 1
GE 6 8 91
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 1 2 4
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 7 9 25

Total: 94 132 700
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dave Poder, Dick Akers, Ed Gowarty,Sr, Gene & Nancy Flament,
Jim Rocco, Tom & Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
6
helping spot: Gene & Nancy Flament; Tom & Janet Kuehl; Dave Poder; Ed
Gowarty, Sr., Jim Rocco, Dick Akers.


Weather:
Warm.
Wind 12-22 mph sustained out of the SSE, SE, ESE.
Cloud cover 30% increasing to 100% in afternoon.
Haze. Visibiliy 17 km.
Rain shower at 3:45 ESt. Watch terminated 4 PM EST.
Raptors were very high most of the day with poor lighting for
identification and aging.

Raptor Observations:
93 migrating raptors.
6 Golden Eagles: 10:55 Juv; 1:04 Ad; 2:13 Ad; 2 @ 2:18 Ad; 3:26 Ad.
4 Bald Eagles: 10:29 SubAd; 1:12 SubAd; 2:11 Ad; 2:19 SubAd.
Peregrine Falcon 12:25 Unk age)
1 Northern Goshawk (Ad)

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loons approx 24; tree swallows; flicker; killdeer; white-breasted
nuthatch; blue jay; 2 dc cormorants.

Predictions:
High of 71 degrees F.
Partly sunny.
chance of rain shower.
Wind from WSW at 14 mph; gusts to 22 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 4/7/19 4:01 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: 28 migrant raptors in 2 hours, Pennsburg area, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I had a pleasant hawkwatch from my Pennsburg area yard this afternoon.
Turkey Vultures comprised 13 of the 28 raptors, but I didn't mind that!
Kestrels and Osprey put in a good showing, and Red-tailed Hawks were
present as well.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54686059


Good spring birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 4/7/19 3:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2019) 95 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 4 12
Turkey Vulture 9 13 104
Osprey 6 10 15
Bald Eagle 4 6 43
Northern Harrier 4 6 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 12 35
Cooper's Hawk 3 5 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 45 78 273
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 3 5 136
American Kestrel 4 9 36
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7

Total: 95 157 749
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Sean McGlaughlin, Scott Taylor


Weather:
Wind S 8-17 mph, sky becoming cloudy

Raptor Observations:
GE: adults at 1121, 1227, and 1317.

2 BV, 5 TV, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron-6, Ring-billed Gull-1, Northern Flicker-3, Eur.
Starling-2, C. Grackle-9, Brown-headed Cowbird-2

Predictions:
Rain possible in the morning, then W wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/7/19 2:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Apr 2019) 12 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 1 1 35
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 6 12
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 5 15
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 9
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 6

Total: 12 29 120
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler: Sandra Cuadros, Sandra cuadros

Counters: Colin Sweeney, Colin sweeney, Matt Wlasniewski

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/7/19 11:38 am
From: Patricia Rossi <0000013900e2b6de-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Osprey soaring in NE Phila
Greetings!
At 1pm today, I saw an Osprey soaring overhead at the intersectioin of Grant Ave and State Rd in NE Phila.
Patricia RossiLevittown, Lower <Buckscircus_cyaneus...>
 

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Date: 4/7/19 5:01 am
From: August Mirabella <am4birds1...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (3/31-4/6)
All,
The species reported totaled 70.
10 duck species:
1 Long-tailed Duck 3/31
1 Red-breasted Merganser - 4/2-4/5; high 3 4/6 including one male
Horned Grebe - high report 3 4/5
Double-crested Cormorant -high report 51 4/5
4 Great Egret 4/6
1 N. Harrier -male 4/6
2 Bonaparte's Gull 4/6
Lesser Black-backed Gull - high report 36 3/31
1 N. Rough-winged Swallow-1st report 4/6
Palm Warbler - 1st report 3/31; high report 3 4/6
Pine Warbler - 4/2-4/6
Chipping Sparrow 4/2

Also, Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Belted
Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, E. Phoebe, Tree Swallow,
Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
E. Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, Fox Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, E. Towhee

Thanks to all who reported.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 4/7/19 1:09 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (06 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 4 88
Osprey 1 11 27
Bald Eagle 2 9 41
Northern Harrier 0 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 13 42
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 10 34
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 22
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 9 64 289
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Evelyn Fowles, Kathleen Pileggi, Mike Fowles

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (4): Kathleen Pileggi, Evelyn Fowles, Mike Fowles.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy-Mostly Cloudy (100-70% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 1,600-12,100 ft.,
Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 44 - 62F, Winds NW @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (24) and Turkey Vultures (61).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [PLEASE NOTE: On April 5, I sent out the new large
weekly ďblogĒ and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arenít receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll
have to follow your providerís method of ďwhitelistingĒ it, marking it as
ďnot spamĒ or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.

<BR><BR>
It should be a better day today than yesterday. And our bird walks at
Bucktoe begin tomorrow. Iím looking forward to that. I want to see if our
Yellow-throated Warbler is back, among others. I held a warm mug of ďfield
brewĒ as I scanned our layer of low-hanging clouds and fog, dreaming of the
white billowy clouds filled with Broad-winged Hawks, soon to come.
<BR><BR>
At around 10:45 am and during a meadow walk, Barred Owls began hooting back
and forth along Bucktoe Creek. A Pine Siskin called as it flew overhead
and a Hermit Thrush was found.
<BR><BR>
Evelyn & Mike arrived with gifts of food for our birds. Thanks guys!
Evelyn and Mike are both lovers of butterflies, as am I. [They fly, right?
They canít help it if they donít have feathers!] And they join me in the
mystery of the quick-flying, early, small brownish butterfly Iíve been
seeing that WILL NOT stop to be identified. While here, they had the
misfortune of having one cruise by them, too. The best we can come up with
is an Elfin Ė either Pine or Henryís. Evelyn emailed later for me to have
one perched and get details. I keep asking one to pose Evelyn. They just
wonít respond to my wishes - another thing they have in common with birds!
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Barred Owl, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, Rough-winged swallow, Pine
Siskin, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Cabbage White. Dragonflies
(0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (1): Eastern Gray Squirrel.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.3; Steps: 11,779; Floors: 26.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 46; this season: 79
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē Hermit
Thrush.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like partly Sunny skies with light winds. WE ARE
DUE!!
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/6/19 6:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (06 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 8
Turkey Vulture 0 4 95
Osprey 1 4 9
Bald Eagle 2 2 39
Northern Harrier 1 2 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 23
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 33 228
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 2 133
American Kestrel 1 5 32
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 7

Total: 13 62 654
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Jon Kauffman

Visitors:
Phil Park.


Weather:
Fog delayed start of count by three hours. Warm, high of 19, with light NW
wind peaking at 15 kph.

Raptor Observations:
1 BV, 9 TV, 1 CH.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 DOWO, 2 PIWO, 1 AMCR, 1 FICR, 11 CORA, 1 TRES, 3 BCCH, 1 AMGO.

Predictions:
Warm with S wind up to 15 kph. First BW?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/6/19 6:33 pm
From: Sally Zaino <szaino...>
Subject: Leb Co Pine Warbler
A nice walk at Memorial Lake resulted in our seeing our first Pine Warbler of the year, which also sang for us. Very few ducks, and a single far-away small gull with a black head‚ÄĒcouldn‚Äôt ID. Also a sapsucker.
At home, in Dauphin co, our first Hermit Thrush.
Sally and Rich Zaino
 

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Date: 4/6/19 6:33 pm
From: Jady <jadyconroy...>
Subject: FOY Birds
Hello fellow birders! I just wanted to share my excitement about seeing and hearing both Eastern Meadowlarks and a Brown Thrasher at Detweiler Park along Peters Mountain Road in Dauphin today. At first I thought I was hearing things as we walked along the edge of a large field. I had caught just a fraction of the meadowlark's song. But as we rounded the corner and got closer I heard more songs and then was able to see some in flight and then on the ground! So glad I had binoculars with me. Sorry I had not brought the camera. A short while later I heard a jumbled song which I assumed was a Mockingbird, but checking with the bins I was delighted to identify the Thrasher.
A very satisfying early spring birdy evening!
Good birding, everyone,
Jady Conroy
 

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Date: 4/6/19 4:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (06 Apr 2019) 13 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 1 2 7
BE 0 0 12
NH 1 1 7
SS 6 8 30
CH 1 1 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 1 47
BW 0 0 0
RT 3 17 171
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 2 85
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 1 3
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 2 18

Total: 13 38 606
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers: Adam Katrancha, Adam Katranchta, Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty,
Jr.

Visitors:
About 20 total visitors including Tom and Janet Kuehl along with Mike and
Laura Jackson.


Weather:
Sunny in the morning, turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. Winds
variable, turning east by the afternoon. Warm day!

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle Juvenile at 2:18 p.m.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ring-Billed Gulls, Tree Swallows, Juncos, 35 Cormorants, Flicker, Crows,
Ravens, Red-bellied Woodpecker.

Predictions:
Possible SSE winds, moderately warm, with a chance of p.m. rain showers.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (<brianwargo...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=111
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/afhw/spring-count-2019
 

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Date: 4/6/19 2:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 0 34
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 5 11
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 9
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 4 6

Total: 4 17 108
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler: Lansothung Lotha, Marc Robinson

Counters: Marc Robinson, Momodou Lamin

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/6/19 12:53 pm
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lancaster/ Chester counties
This morning I did a little birding before church. I had Golden-crowned and singing Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a Hermit Thrush, an Eastern Phoebe, a singing Louisiana Waterthrush, and an early singing Blue-headed Vireo. I also had a Yellow-crowned Night-heron at the Night-heron rookery. Strangely enough, not a single Black-crowned Night-heron was there.
Then in the afternoon, I went to Marsh Creek State Park. I had two Ruddy Ducks, a Common Loon, an Osprey and two Red-necked Grebes. A very good day!

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/6/19 12:09 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 6, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              24           4372          12138
Osprey                       1              2              5
Bald Eagle                   1             21             35
Northern Harrier             0              3             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              7             31
Cooper's Hawk                0              1             20
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              7            140
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2             27            179
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              8             82
Merlin                       0              1              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              2
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      28           4451          12669
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end   time: 10:45:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix

Visitors:
Ken Felix assisted with the watch.  Sam Stull and Scott Gorring stopped for
a visit.


Weather:
Hi level fog bank for the first 90 minutes before completely clearing.
Calm winds early becoming light from the NNW.  Temps. in the 50s F.

Raptor Observations:
No birds for the first hour then a slight trickle of birds the second hour
when it began to clear, but then the few vultures on the move drifted far
south and out of view.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 1, Double-crested Cormorant 59, Great Blue Heron 2, Eastern
Phoebe 2, American Robin 12, several flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds and
Grackles, and a few cowbirds.

Predictions:
Warmer with light SE wind and mostly cloudy. Conditions seem okay for a
flight close to the lake.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/6/19 10:46 am
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: New Heron colony, Allegheny River and County
This morning Pat spotted a heron on a nest in a large Cottonwood near the
head of Six Mile Island. I was able to spot another heron on a nest. Both,
who were joined by their mates, were flying to the hillside bordering the
river to retrieve sticks to add to the nest.

Here is my ebird list that includes a poor quality documentation photo:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54617789

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea
 

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Date: 4/6/19 9:13 am
From: Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks co
The following were seen on the morning bird walk from the Sliver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa.

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US

Apr 6, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Participants: 3
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
28 species (+1 other taxa)


Canada Goose  50
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  5
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
small falcon sp.  2    Two small falcon flew past us in the parking lot. Lighting was bad but did see swept back pointy wings. One was following the other.
Eastern Phoebe  4
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  8
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  25
American Goldfinch  1
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Rusty Blackbird  5
Northern Cardinal  2
House Sparrow  7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54624668


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



Doug Filler
Levittown Pa.
 

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Date: 4/6/19 2:40 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (05 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 2 86
Osprey 2 10 26
Bald Eagle 0 7 39
Northern Harrier 0 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 12 41
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 8 21
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 4 55 280
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (3): Jim Balint, Kathleen Pileggi
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 6,700-3,100 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 43 - 48F, Winds East @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (25) and Turkey Vultures (46).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [PLEASE NOTE: On April 4, I sent out the new large
weekly ďblogĒ and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arenít receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll
have to follow your providerís method of ďwhitelistingĒ it, marking it as
ďnot spamĒ or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.

<BR><BR>
Back into horrible weather today Ė never getting out of the 40ís and
raining. A couple of Ospreys flew over though, even as the first rain
drops fell; finding me huddled in my van. Vultures were taking to the air,
as did a lone Sharp=shinned Hawk and a Kestrel.
<BR><BR>
I did venture a walk around the meadow, where a late Fox Sparrow was found
skulking with a group of mixed sparrows. And donít you just love the word
skulking?
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Brown Thrasher, Fox Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): . Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.48; Steps: 10,519; Floors: 20.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 41; this season: 78
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (0):Ē none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like morning showers will give way to cloudy skies
and diminished winds.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/6/19 12:19 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 4/6/2019
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* April 6, 2019
* PAEA1904.06

- Birds mentioned

RED-NECKED GREBE
LONG-TAILED DUCK

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: April 6th at 3:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with ‚ÄúBirdline‚ÄĚ 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 beginner’s bird walk at the Monocacy Nature Center on April
20th. Meet at the Illicks Mill Road parking lot at 8:00 AM. Trip leaders
will be Sue Mahan and Stephen Kloiber.

The next Audubon program will be held on April 12th at 7:00 PM at the
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus. Peggy Hentz, Director of
the Red Creek Wildlife Center, will do a program called “Birds of Prey with
R.C.W.C‚ÄĚ with live animals.

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the PENN FOREST RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
RED-NECKED GREBES ‚Äď 3 on 3/30.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Merganser ‚Äď 1 on 4/2 and 4/3
RED-NECKED GREBES ‚Äď 2 on 3/31.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
LONG-TAILED DUCKS ‚Äď 2 on 3/30
Bonaparte‚Äôs Gulls ‚Äď 11 on 4/5.

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Date: 4/5/19 4:53 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fayette County Long-tailed Ducks
Hi,
I checked Greenlick Run Lake after work to see if the rain brought anything with it.  There were very few ducks on the lake but a pair of Long-tailed Ducks were a nice surprise.
I also had my first of spring Barn Swallows.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54599315

Mike FialkovichPittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 4/5/19 1:59 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: 11 Bonaparte's Gulls, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I enjoyed 11 Bonaparte's Gulls early this morning from the Walt Rd area of
Green Lane Reservoir. It appeared that they had moved on when I checked
later, though a Common Loon had arrived.

A quick check of eBird revealed many reports of BOGUs today, especially in
the north-central part of the state.

Here is my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54576165


Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 4/5/19 1:57 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 5, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              14           4348          12114
Osprey                       0              1              4
Bald Eagle                   1             20             34
Northern Harrier             0              3             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              7             31
Cooper's Hawk                1              1             20
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              7            140
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             25            177
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              8             82
Merlin                       1              1              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              2
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      17           4423          12641
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:15:00
Observation end   time: 12:45:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cloudy with light showers, SSE wind with temps. in the upper 40s F.

Raptor Observations:
Rain most of the day kept things on the ground, but a brief opening allowed
a handful of birds to move, nearly all vultures as expected.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant 10, Great Blue Heron 6, American Robin 25

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with south winds early in the morning then quickly shifting
around to the NNW.  Maybe a few birds before the wind shift.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/5/19 12:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (05 Apr 2019) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 0 1 6
BE 0 0 12
NH 0 0 6
SS 0 2 24
CH 0 0 24
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 1 47
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 14 168
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 1 84
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 1 3
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 2 18

Total: 0 25 593
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
RAIN ALL DAY

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Pleasant and warmer. High of 61 degrees F.
Clouds with some sun.
Wind from WNW at 5 mph.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 4/5/19 11:13 am
From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...>
Subject: Red-necked Grebes, Crawford Co.
Today two Red-necked Grebes were present on the north side of the Pymatuning
Causeway, still hanging out near the the OH-PA line on the PA side.
Apparently the one from Sunday stayed around and was joined by a second one.



Kendall Zook




 

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Date: 4/5/19 11:00 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Surf Scoters - Allegheny Co.
There is a pair of Surf Scoters on the Ohio River at Dashields Dam..also a
pair of Long-tailed Ducks at the Moody Rd. pond in Findlay Twp.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 4/5/19 10:55 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co - The ravens return
All,

As I was sitting here musing over how windows can get so dirty, I opened one to figure how/when I wanted to clean it and I thought I heard a three-cronk call, but with traffic and a breeze, not to mention Doppler effect, it sounded high-pitched.

While enjoying(?) the breeze and waiting for something, anything to eBird (hehe), I saw two ravens playing over the hill here that borders I-79. They stayed in view for a couple of minutes, mimicking each other's flights and diving. I couldn't hear any vocalizations, so they probably weren't making any. Good things I'm working in pajamas, or else I would have chased them down the road into the sunset.

Cheers, and for those in this South Hills region, keep your eyes on the skies!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/5/19 7:31 am
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4.05, Brn. Thrasher & Am.Tree Swallows Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker made a surprise appearance.  Before I could grab my camera, blackbirds flew in and the Sapsucker flew away.  The Red-bellied,  Hairy & Downy WP are back but not the Sapsucker.  
FOY: Brown Thrasher appeared on 4.02.        American Tree Swallows on 4.04

Bluebirds are in & out of one of the boxes; I can only hope that the Tree Swallows take the other one close to the house.
White-throats, Juncos, & Red Breasted Nuthatch are still here.
I put mealy worms, some small, left-over suet pieces and raisins on a platform feeder.  I'm going to need a bigger feeder because a Mockingbird, Brn. Thrasher and now a Robin joined the Nuthatches, BC Chickadees, Titmice, WP and others to feast on the goodies.
Good birding,
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp, Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 4/5/19 6:51 am
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: Global Big Day and PA Migration Count
There will be two state-wide birding events next month where we try to
count all the birds we see. Global Big Day is the first Saturday of the
month, May 4; and the second Saturday, May 11 is the Pennsylvania
Migration Count.

Global Big Day was started in 2015 by Cornell Lab as the first attempt
to see how many species of birds could be counted in a single day
throughout the world. Each year has set a new record with 7026 species
found in 2018. Results are only recorded in eBird. Anyone who does not
have their own eBird account and wants their data added to eBird can
enter it by signing into eBird as PA Migration Count. Please contact me
for the password. Anyone who does not have a computer can send me their
paper results and I will enter them into eBird.

The PAMC was started in 1992 in conjunction with other states to get a
national sense of migration. This tradition has remained popular in PA
with participation from almost every county. The best way to enter your
sightings is eBird. For those without computers or eBird accounts please
send your paper reports to your county compiler. A list of county
compilers is at pabirds.org in the Projects tab. The results will be
compiled by county in a spreadsheet for the entire state and a summary
will be written for /Pennsylvania Birds/ magazine.

There are two counties without compilers: Beaver and Schuylkill. The
compilers job is to encourage their county birders to record their
sightings, help new birders, compile the paper reports and merge them
with the eBird results. Please let me know if you can help.

April and May are great months to watch birds. Good Counting PA birders!

Chuck

Spring Grove, York County
 

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Date: 4/5/19 12:51 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (04 Apr 2019) 18 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 2 86
Osprey 2 8 24
Bald Eagle 4 7 39
Northern Harrier 0 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 11 40
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 8 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 7 20
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 18 51 276
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (3): Jim Green, Gerry Teig,
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Partly Sunny (40-70% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 28,500-12,100 ft., Visibility
- 10 miles, Temps 46 - 60F, Winds SW @ 5 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (10) and Turkey Vultures (60).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-3
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í Better cloud background and diminished winds have me
feeling good about the prospects at the hawk watch today. The still of the
morning was broken by a Raven, calling to our north and the double-noted
song of a Brown Thrasher. Steve texted word that Purple Martins have just
made it back to Bombay Hook. They should be joining us here today or
tomorrow Ė I feel certain.
<BR><BR>
The sky was terrific all day today. The hawks only came through in small
quantities. We are way overdue for a nice push.
<BR><BR>
After the watch, Kathleen and I went to the marshes of ChesLen Preserve.
Common Yellowthroat, Virginia Rails, Savannah Sparrows [my FOY], 3 Palm
Warblers [my FOY], Wood Ducks, and Swamp Sparrows were among our better
finds there.
<BR><BR>
A quick stop at nearby Indian Run Knoll Wetlands revealed more Wood Ducks
and Green-winged Teal.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Killdeer, COMMON RAVEN, Belted Kingfisher, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Phoebe,
and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.39; Steps: 10,310; Floors: 5.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 45; this season: 78
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (0):Ē none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like yet another washout with rain.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/4/19 8:53 pm
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango Co. 4/4
Kahle Lake, 1 SURF SCOTER, 8 LONG-TAILED DUCK

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 4/4/19 4:08 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
No Golden Eagles today, but a total of eight raptors migrated past the hawk
watch. One Osprey, one Red-shoulder, four Red-tails, and two American
Kestrels.

The real highlight of the day came in the morning while Nick Bolgiano was
watching alone and had a Sandhill Crane fly past. A total of 14 Common
Loons also migrated past, along with the first Eastern Meadowlark of the
season.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 04, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 8 Turkey Vulture 0 4 95
Osprey 1 3 8 Bald Eagle 0 0 37 Northern Harrier 0 1 7 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0
0 23 Cooper's Hawk 0 0 17 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 4 29 224 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 2 133 American Kestrel 2 4 31 Merlin 0 0 2 Peregrine Falcon
0 0 3 Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2 Unknown Buteo 0 0 3 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 2 6 Total: 8 49 641
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.25 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: wind NNW 4-13 mph, sky
becoming cloudy, high temp of 13.5. Raptor Observations: 1 BV, 5 TV, 1 RT.
Non-raptor Observations: Mallard-2, Sandhill Crane-1, C. Loon-14, Purple
Finch-2, E. Meadowlark-1 Predictions: Rain all day, no count anticipated
tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*
 

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Date: 4/4/19 4:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2019) 8 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 8
Turkey Vulture 0 4 95
Osprey 1 3 8
Bald Eagle 0 0 37
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 23
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 29 224
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 2 133
American Kestrel 2 4 31
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6

Total: 8 49 641
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
wind NNW 4-13 mph, sky becoming cloudy, high temp of 13.5.

Raptor Observations:
1 BV, 5 TV, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Mallard-2, Sandhill Crane-1, C. Loon-14, Purple Finch-2, E. Meadowlark-1

Predictions:
Rain all day, no count anticipated tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/4/19 1:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (04 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 0 1 6
BE 0 0 12
NH 0 0 6
SS 1 2 24
CH 0 0 24
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 1 47
BW 0 0 0
RT 2 14 168
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 1 84
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 1 3
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 2 18

Total: 3 25 593
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Dick Akers

Visitors:
Dick Akers


Weather:
Light SW winds changed to moderate WNW winds at noon. Cloudy, visibility 40
km, brief drizzle at 12:30. High of 50F.

Raptor Observations:
2 Red-tails. At 11:30 a Sharpie perched for a couple of seconds on a limb
above the picnic table, took off, circled and then continued North.

Non-raptor Observations:
E.Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Chickadees, Nuthatches, local
TVs, Crows

Predictions:
Mid 40s with SE winds and rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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Date: 4/4/19 1:02 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 4, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture              18           4334          12100
Osprey                       0              1              4
Bald Eagle                   0             19             33
Northern Harrier             0              3             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              7             31
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             19
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              7            140
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             25            177
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              8             82
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              2
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                      18           4406          12624
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end   time: 09:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Complete thin cloud cover with ENE wind to 10 mph with temps. in the mid-to
upper 30s F.

Raptor Observations:
A few vultures getting started along the lakeshore than dying out the next
hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
none

Predictions:
Much warmer, strong SSE wind, but rain very likely in the AM, much less
chance in the PM.  Maybe a few birds after the rain passes.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/4/19 12:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 Apr 2019) 4 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 0 34
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 6
Northern Harrier 1 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 8
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 2 2 4

Total: 4 4 95
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber, Sandra Cuadros

Counters: Momodou Lamin, Rob Feldman

Weather:
Windy and mostly cloudy

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/4/19 12:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 0 34
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 4 10
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 9
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 3 5

Total: 2 13 104
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: Momodou Lamin

Counters: Lansothung Lotha, Marc Robinson

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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/3/19 6:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2019) 12 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 8
Turkey Vulture 3 4 95
Osprey 0 2 7
Bald Eagle 0 0 37
Northern Harrier 0 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 23
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 25 220
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 2 133
American Kestrel 0 2 29
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 6

Total: 12 41 633
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Ron Rovansek.


Weather:
Windy. Sustained winds of 40-45 kph all day with gusts well over 60. Mostly
sunny, with high temp of 13.

Raptor Observations:
GE imm at 1236.
10 TV, 1 RT, 2 adult BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 CORA, 2 TRES, 1 BCCH, 1 AMRO, 1 RWBL, 2 COGR.

Predictions:
A little cooler, cloudier, with light to moderate WNW wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/3/19 3:13 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: FOY Blue-winged Teals, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I was happy to have 3 Blue-winged Teals at Knight Lake on this "Windsday"
afternoon. Of course this was the day that I was too lazy to haul the scope
around!

No new warblers/passerines were seen, other than some N. Rough-winged
Swallows.

Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 4/3/19 2:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (03 Apr 2019) 2 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 0 1 6
BE 0 0 12
NH 0 0 6
SS 0 1 23
CH 0 0 24
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 1 47
BW 0 0 0
RT 1 12 166
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 1 84
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 1 3
UA 0 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 1 2 18

Total: 2 22 590
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
comfortable temps but with strong & persistent W winds gusting over
40mph;blue skies w minimal clouds;valley haze till noon.

Raptor Observations:
only 2 migrating birds going through the valley below the front.

Non-raptor Observations:
chickadees,tree swallows,robins early before the wind gained strength. TVs
all day

Predictions:
lt. to mod. W winds;high 50-55F;cloudy w chance of PM showers. Winds
expected to turn SE Thurs. night into Fri. w rain possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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

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Date: 4/3/19 1:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (03 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 84
Osprey 2 6 22
Bald Eagle 3 3 35
Northern Harrier 1 1 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 9 38
Cooper's Hawk 2 4 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 5 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 5 18
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 16 33 258
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (2): Gerry Teig
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Sunny (0% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps
42 - 60F, Winds WNW-W @ 15 - 25 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (25) and Turkey Vultures (65).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-3
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í Out of bird seed for our Bucktoe feeders, I had to stop
first at our friends at Embreeville Mill, Of course, before they opened I
just HAD to bird the nearby marshes of Cheslen Preserve. Wouldnít you? I
found an early singing Common Yellowthroat [FOY] and a Virginia Rail [my
FOY]. Also there were Rough-winged Swallow, Swamp Sparrows, a late Fox
Sparrow, Purple Finch, Wood Ducks, plus the more common residents.
<BR><BR>
At Bucktoe, with a roar in the tree tops to our north, the predicted steady
hard wind rolled in at 11:51 am, bringing a quick end to the comfort of the
morning. But the 10% cloud cover they had predicted, was 100% somewhere
else! This deep blue sky was nearly impossible to pick anything out of.
Still, I enjoyed the aerodynamic antics of a pair of Red-tailed Hawks which
appear to be a local breeding pair.
<BR><BR>
A Brown Thrasher is visiting our feeders now. As it fed on a suet cake, it
dropped a piece. Without missing a beat, it dropped to the ground and ate
it. If thereís one thing I appreciate, itís a ďtidyĒ Thrasher! After all,
we run a tight ship here at Bucktoe!
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Brown Thrasher, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.77; Steps: 13,537; Floors: 13.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 44; this season: 78
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (0):Ē none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks Partly Sunny with diminished winds from the SW.
Could be good.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/3/19 1:32 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 3, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture            1423           4316          12082
Osprey                       0              1              4
Bald Eagle                   2             19             33
Northern Harrier             0              3             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4              7             31
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             19
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              7            140
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              8             25            177
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             2              8             82
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              2
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                    1440           4388          12606
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end   time: 12:45:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Bernie O\'Connor, Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Bernie O'Connor assisted with the count.  Bonnie Ginader stopped for a
quick visit.


Weather:
Variably cloudy early becoming mostly clear with the only clouds well south
of the watch.  Strong gusty winds from the WSW becoming more westerly
later.  Rather cold with temps. only reaching the upper 40s F.

Raptor Observations:
There was a mass movement of TVs early then gradually petering out through
the day.  When I arrived there were already 40 birds in the air and I
tallied 233 birds in just the first 15 minutes.  The lakeshore flight-line
eventually took a swing inland where the birds surfed the wind as it
switched directions scattering them across a mile wide band.  With the
strong wind they remained fairly low through the watch. Not many hawks
passed through. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant 6, Bonaparte's Gull 8, Northern Flicker, small
groups of American Robins, and numerous flocks of blackbirds

Predictions:
Cloudy with cold NE wind.  Perhaps some vultures moving along the
lakeshore, but not expecting any hawks.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/3/19 8:58 am
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co
Sweet Arrow Lake 4/3/19



Bald Eagle

Wooducks

E. Screech Owl

Kestrel

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Phoebe

Chipping Sparrow

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Brown Creeper

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Common Snipe

Black Duck





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>






 

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Date: 4/3/19 4:30 am
From: John Freiberg <johnfreiberg...>
Subject: Re: Starling Mimicry
Years ago on July 5th early in the morning I heard someone right outside my house shooting off bottle rockets. I went outside to find out who was doing it only to discover that it was a starling imitating what it had undoubtedly heard the day before.

> On Apr 1, 2019, at 8:31 PM, Heather Jacoby <greybeh...> wrote:
>
> I thought I heard a killdeer. I thought it was unlikely, and I followed the
> sound. All I could see were starlings that nest in the crossbeams of the
> trolley line (in Castle Shannon).
>
> I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard them mimic killdeer before?
> --
> Heather Jacoby
> <greybeh...>
> Pittsburgh, PA
> Allegheny County

John Freiberg
<johnfreiberg...>
Audubon, Montgomery Co
 

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Date: 4/2/19 8:12 pm
From: Rob Fergus <birdchaser...>
Subject: 2019 Delaware County Listing Challenge--End of March Update
Now that March is behind us, it’s time to check on the status of the 2019 Delaware County Listing Challenge!

2019 TOTAL SPECIES
So far this year, nobody has reached Bronze status for bird species in the county (100), but with new migrants arriving daily, that should happen very soon. Meanwhile, here are the top 2019 DelCo lists reported to eBird.
Total Species‚ÄĒ
Al Guarente 94
Rob Fergus 91
Liam Hart 83
Brian Byrnes 69
Damon Orsetti 63

2019 TOTAL CHECKLISTS
As far as total checklists go, two birders have reached Bronze status (100 checklists):
Total Checklists‚ÄĒ
Brian Byrnes 136 (Bronze)
Rob Fergus 128 (Bronze)
Damon Orsetti 95
Sheryl Johnson 87
Al Guarente 85

2019 LOCAL PATCH CHECKLISTS
As far as local patches go, for checklists we already have a Gold (30+ checklists) level status! There are also two Silver (20 checklists) and a Bronze (10 checklist) birders!
Gold (30+ checklists)
Brian Byrnes--Delaware County Community College‚ÄĒ46

Silver (20 checklists)
‚ÄĒBrian Quindlen--Bethel Springs E.S. -- 26
‚ÄĒRob Fergus--Delaware River-- 24

Bronze (10 checklists)
‚ÄĒAl Guarente‚ÄĒDelaware River‚ÄĒ19

2019 LOCAL PATCH SPECIES
As far as local patch species go, only two eBird hotspots have over 50 species reported so far (John Heinz NWR‚ÄĒDelCo wetlands, and Delaware River‚ÄĒFt Mifflin/Hog Island Rds) and so far only one birder has reached Bronze status (50 species) at an eBird hotspot‚ÄĒ
Rob Fergus‚ÄĒDelaware River‚ÄĒ53

2019 YARD SPECIES
In the yard birding category, nobody has reached Bronze status for the year (50 species), but the following are getting close:
Rob Fergus 36
Al Guarente 33
Damon Orsetti 33
Lathrop Nelson 33
David Eberly 29

2019 YARD CHECKLISTS
For Yard Checklists, we have 3 birders at Bronze status (50 checklists):
Yard Checklists
Regina Hildwine 66
Damon Orsetti 63
Brian Byrnes 54


So with a quarter of the year down, lots more birds to see and plenty of time for more birders to reach birding thresholds in these categories. So go out and enjoy the migration, see as much as you can, and report your DelCo bird sightings to eBird and we’ll see you in the totals and out in the field!!!!

Rob Fergus
President‚ÄĒBirding Club of Delaware County (2018-2019)
Wallingford, PA
<birdchaser...><mailto:<birdchaser...>




Rob Fergus
Wallingford, PA
<birdchaser...><mailto:<birdchaser...>


 

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Date: 4/2/19 5:44 pm
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: Brown Creeper, Eastern Towhee -- Cumberland County
Today 4/2/19 noticed the first Brown Creeper of the year climbing up the
locust tree. On 3/31/19, there was a male Eastern Towhee under the feeder.

And in the past few weeks, now have a Northern Mockingbird visiting the
suet dough on a regular basis. Had a Northern Flicker visiting the suet
dough all winter, that was a first, generally see them more in warmer
weather and never on the suet feeder.

Ellen
Cumberland County, PA
<reeser...>
 

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Date: 4/2/19 5:34 pm
From: Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Virginia rail/Armstrong County
I was able to record a Virginia Rail on Rolling Hill rd. Approximately 2 miles before you get to Cowansville off of route 268.

Sam Gutherie

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54498648

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/2/19 4:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2019) 24 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 8
Turkey Vulture 0 1 92
Osprey 2 2 7
Bald Eagle 0 0 37
Northern Harrier 1 1 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 23
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 16 19 214
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 1 132
American Kestrel 2 2 29
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 24 29 621
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy, high temp of 7, wind from SSE sustained at 30 kph for first
half of day, dropping to around 20 by final hour.

Raptor Observations:
GE adult at 1145.
4 TV, 1 BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
4 MALL, 7 COLO, 1 MODO, 5 CORA, 1 BCCH, 5 EUST, 2 COGR.

Predictions:
Warmer, with strong west wind and cloud cover.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/2/19 4:37 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 2, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture            2893           2893          10659
Osprey                       1              1              4
Bald Eagle                  17             17             31
Northern Harrier             3              3             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3             27
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             19
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          6              6            139
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             17             17            169
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 1              1              1
American Kestrel             6              6             80
Merlin                       0              0              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              2
Short-eared Owl              0              0              1

Total:                    2948           2948          11166
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end   time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Bernie O\'Connor, Jennifer Ferrick, Jerry McWilliams,
                  Jim Baxter, Russ States

Visitors:
Russ States, Bernie O'Connor, Jim Baxter, and Jennifer Ferrick assisted
with the count.  Visitors included Brian Berchtold, Janet Price, Bonnie
Ginader, my wife, Deaune Seib, and Joao Taveres.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with SSW wind throughout the day, but temps. never getting
above 50 F.

Raptor Observations:
A slow start then another steady flight of vultures with kettles of over 80
birds at times.  Despite the good TV movement there were few hawks.  Bald
Eagles made a good showing with the highlight of the day ending with an
immature Golden Eagle at 1510 EST flying high overhead. Most vultures moved
through along the shoreline high and often well out over the lake.

Non-raptor Observations:
Wood Duck 1, Common Loon 3, Double-crested Cormorant 6, Great Blue Heron 1,
Killdeer 1, Tree Swallow 4, Eastern phoebe 1, American Robin 75+,
Red-winged Blackbird many early in the day, Common Grackle a few flocks,
Brown-headed Cowbird 100+

Predictions:
Partly cloudy in the AM becoming cloudy with strong SW wind early becoming
westerly with a bit cooler temps.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 4/2/19 4:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (02 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 84
Osprey 2 4 20
Bald Eagle 0 0 32
Northern Harrier 0 0 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 34
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 16
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 9 17 242
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Hank Davis, Joe Meloney, Lee Meloney, Walter Borys

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Hank Davis, Walter Borys, Joe Meloney, Lee Meloney.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Sunny-Cloudy (25-100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000-16,900 ft.,
Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 37 - 50F, Winds SE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (24) and Turkey Vultures (69).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í The sky and winds were agreeable when I arrived at Bucktoe
this morning; the temperature Ė not so much. The water feature started
another day with a layer of ice. I will take it, though.
<BR><BR>
The sweet song of a couple of Purple Finches were heard from the tree line.

<BR><BR>
Hank was out, wearing shorts as usual, and with a bag of sunflower.
Thanks, Hank! Walter, then Joe and Lee were out. I canít believe others
were out as cold as it was. A few hawks on the move early, quickly slowed
to nothing as the weather deteriorated.
<BR><BR>
On the way home, I stopped at Wilson Rd. Pond and found nothing new, but at
home I had a Wild Turkey walking across the road!
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Great Blue Heron, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Purple
Finch, and White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.4; Steps: 15,021; Floors: 12.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 45; this season: 78
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (0):Ē none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks bright with lots of sun and sadly, lots of
headwind.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/2/19 2:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (02 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 2 9
TV 0 0 169
OS 0 1 6
BE 0 0 12
NH 0 0 6
SS 1 1 23
CH 0 0 24
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 1 47
BW 0 0 0
RT 10 11 165
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 1 84
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 1 1 3
UA 1 1 4
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 1 1 17

Total: 17 20 588
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty,Sr, Joe Sabo, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty, Joe Sabo, Nancy Ott helped with spoting. Tim
Flanigan, Dustin & Jennifer Kimmel.


Weather:
Moderate to strong winds out of the SE

Raptor Observations:
17 raptors counted, Adult golden eagle at 10:01

Non-raptor Observations:
Local tv's, ravens, blue jays

Predictions:
cold winds from the NW
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Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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Date: 4/2/19 2:27 pm
From: Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Black Vulture, Venango Co.
Mike Weible located a Black Vulture near the town of Polk, Venango County today.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 4/2/19 12:38 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 26 March 2019
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE03.26.19

Highlights:
RED-NECKED GREBE
BLACK VULTURE
SNOW GOOSE (Mercer County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
LONG-EARED OWL (Erie County)
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (Erie County)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
EVENING GROSBEAK (Forest County)

Contributors: Jeff Brinker, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, John Flannigan, Glenn Koppel, Jerry McWilliams, Kim Springer, Jerry Stanley, Ryan Tomazin, David Yeany II.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 through Tuesday, 26 March 2019

**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-

NOTE: COMMON LOON, NORTHERN SHOVELER, GADWALL, BUFFLEHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, RUDDY DUCK, TEAL SP., AMERICAN WOODCOCK, RUFFED GROUSE continue to be reported, and FOY EASTERN MEADOWLARK, TREE SWALLOW.

BEAVER COUNTY:

On 3/23 in Economy Borough, 5 PINE SISKINS (KD).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 3/24 at Moraine State Park, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, REDHEAD, BONAPARTE'S GULL (MD), 1 additional RED-NECKED GREBE (GK); on 3/26, 1 CANVASBACK, 23 REDHEADS (KD).

At State Gamelands #95 on 3/24, 12 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (GK).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 3/20 at Presque Isle State Park, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 MERLIN, 1 SANDHILL CRANE; on 3/24, 2 BLACK VULTURES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 3/26, 1 SANDHILL CRANE (JM).


FOREST COUNTY:

On 3/21 at Tionesta Dam, 40 EVENING GROSBEAKS, 3 PINE SISKINS, and others; on 3/26, 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS (KS).

In Marienville on 3/22, 35 EVENING GROSBEAKS (DY).


MERCER COUNTY:

At Shenango Lake on 3/23, 1 SNOW GOOSE (JB).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 3/20 and 3/21 at Kahle Lake, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1 CANVASBACK; on 3/22 and 3/24, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE; on 3/25, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1 SURF SCOTER, 9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and others (JS).

On 3/25 at Justus Lake, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK (JS).

In Buttermilk Hill on 3/25, 1 PURPLE FINCH (JS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 3/23 in Bridgeville, COMMON RAVEN (RT).

At Timber Lake on 3/25, 1 CANVASBACK (JF).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 4/2/19 11:21 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Apr 2019) Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 3
Turkey Vulture 0 0 34
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 6
Northern Harrier 0 0 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 10
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 8
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 0 0 91
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber, Lansothung Lotha

Counters: Lansothung Lotha, Shannon Lambert

Weather:
clear with W/NW winds 8-12 mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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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-2019-hawk-count
 

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Date: 4/2/19 9:55 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Re: Starling Mimicry
PA Birders,

I had a starling doing a perfect Eastern Pewee during a Christmas Bird
Count in Lebanon County at Memorial Lake in the early 90's. I was with
Steve Santner ( some of you may recall this name). We really did some
looking around until we realized where the sound was coming from. We knew
that a Pewee should most definitely not be here but it really sounded like
there was one.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 12:34 PM Michael Fialkovich <
<0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I've heard starlings do a perfect Eastern Meadowlark whistle.
> Mike FialkovichAllegheny County
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Heather Jacoby <greybeh...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 8:32 pm
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Starling Mimicry
>
> I thought I heard a killdeer. I thought it was unlikely, and I followed the
> sound. All I could see were starlings that nest in the crossbeams of the
> trolley line (in Castle Shannon).
>
> I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard them mimic killdeer before?
> --
> Heather Jacoby
> <greybeh...>
> Pittsburgh, PA
> Allegheny County
>
 

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Date: 4/2/19 9:43 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: Starling Mimicry
Moments before I watched my raven play this morning, I was listening to a starling doing a perfect American Robin call. It was doing the same call as I woke up, too. Spot-on.

They'll mimic Blue Jays mimicking hawks, too. Thankfully, they haven't started mimicking ravens, as that would disrupt my day a lot ūüėč.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:34 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Starling Mimicry

I've heard starlings do a perfect Eastern Meadowlark whistle.
Mike FialkovichAllegheny County

-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Jacoby <greybeh...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 8:32 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Starling Mimicry

I thought I heard a killdeer. I thought it was unlikely, and I followed the
sound. All I could see were starlings that nest in the crossbeams of the
trolley line (in Castle Shannon).

I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard them mimic killdeer before?
--
Heather Jacoby
<greybeh...>
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 4/2/19 9:34 am
From: Michael Fialkovich <0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Starling Mimicry
I've heard starlings do a perfect Eastern Meadowlark whistle.
Mike FialkovichAllegheny County

-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Jacoby <greybeh...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 8:32 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Starling Mimicry

I thought I heard a killdeer. I thought it was unlikely, and I followed the
sound. All I could see were starlings that nest in the crossbeams of the
trolley line (in Castle Shannon).

I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard them mimic killdeer before?
--
Heather Jacoby
<greybeh...>
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 4/2/19 9:10 am
From: Barb <0000001455f85cf8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny Co. - more fun with a raven
I love seeing them, the ones I’ve seen were mostly sitting solo on the ground in other counties and the ones here in Allegheny County flying over or once in a small group.

Barb


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 2, 2019, at 11:37 AM, Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> wrote:
>
> All,
>
> Around 10 this morning, I went out to our parking lot in Bridgeville, and a raven circled down to the ground. I drove over to where it landed and it was hopping on the ground around something I couldn't/didn't ID, but it was grabbing it (carpeting? dead animal? misc. garbage?) and holding it as it tried to hop away with it.
>
> Finally, it gave up and just looked at me for a few seconds, and then hopped as if for fun over to a gravel pile and hopped up it to the top. It sat there for half a minute just looking at me, and then off it flew.
>
> Seeing as I've only experienced non-flight behavior on TV, this was a real treat! More, please!
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/2/19 8:37 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co. - more fun with a raven
All,

Around 10 this morning, I went out to our parking lot in Bridgeville, and a raven circled down to the ground. I drove over to where it landed and it was hopping on the ground around something I couldn't/didn't ID, but it was grabbing it (carpeting? dead animal? misc. garbage?) and holding it as it tried to hop away with it.

Finally, it gave up and just looked at me for a few seconds, and then hopped as if for fun over to a gravel pile and hopped up it to the top. It sat there for half a minute just looking at me, and then off it flew.

Seeing as I've only experienced non-flight behavior on TV, this was a real treat! More, please!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/2/19 6:56 am
From: Katrina Knight <kknight...>
Subject: Re: Starling Mimicry
At 05:03 AM 4/2/2019 Kate StJohn wrote:
> It's almost as if a starling hears a killdeer and has to talk
> about it.

That matches my experience. Starlings seem to mimic what they've
heard recently. A week or two ago the local starlings started
mimicking Killdeer and I can always tell when the catbirds have
returned because the starlings at my house start immitating
them.

>Killdeer in the city: During migration I usually see or hear a
>single killdeer in my city neighborhood.

I live in Reading, in a neighborhood of rowhouses. I see and
hear actual Killdeers flying by occasionally, often after
sunset, in addition to startlings mimicking them. I'm pretty
sure that at least one pair usually nests on top of a grocery
store about a mile down the street from me. Looking at what's
around that building, you wouldn't expect them there, but the
roof is apparently a suitable nesting area because I see and
hear a couple of them there through the breeding season most
years.

One way to tell actual Killdeer from imitations is whether the
source of the sound is moving. Killdeer often call in flight
while starlings tend to be sitting still. Also, if it is dark
where you hear the sound, it is probably a real Killdeer.

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

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Date: 4/2/19 2:04 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Starling Mimicry
Starlings do mimic killdeer sounds, especially when killdeer are migrating, as they are now.  It's almost as if a starling hears a killdeer and has to talk about it.

Killdeer in the city: During migration I usually see or hear a single killdeer in my city neighborhood.  Sometimes one lands on a grassy ballfield at night and calls from there.  A strange sound in town ... and a strange sight in the ballpark lights.

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 4/1/19 5:32 pm
From: Heather Jacoby <greybeh...>
Subject: Starling Mimicry
I thought I heard a killdeer. I thought it was unlikely, and I followed the
sound. All I could see were starlings that nest in the crossbeams of the
trolley line (in Castle Shannon).

I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard them mimic killdeer before?
--
Heather Jacoby
<greybeh...>
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 4/1/19 5:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (01 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 7
TV 0 0 169
OS 1 1 6
BE 0 0 12
NH 0 0 6
SS 0 0 22
CH 0 0 24
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 1 47
BW 0 0 0
RT 1 1 155
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 0 83
AK 0 0 6
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 0 2
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 0 7
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 16

Total: 3 3 571
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Nancy Ott & 3 others


Weather:
Cold with mostly West wind at 6-14 mph. Partly cloudy in the morning with
light snow flurries (about 1Ē of snow on the ground. Skies became sunny
later in the day.

Raptor Observations:
A Red-tailed and a Red Shouldered Hawk were very far out over the valley.
An Osprey was also out over the valley, but not as far. There was also a
local Red-tail hunting in the valley and a 3rd year Bald Eagle flying south
(1:58 pm) as well as 4 Turkey Vultures patrolling the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crow 3,Chickadee 2, Phoebe 1, Downy Woodpecker 1

Predictions:
Mostly Cloudy with SSE winds at 7-15 mph and a high temperature of 6 C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)


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Date: 4/1/19 4:15 pm
From: Russ States <pelagics202...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
I don't have any records of Broad-winged until April, here in Venango Co.
Russ States
Oil City

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 5:28 PM Cathy Brown <blueapis...> wrote:

> I had a possible broad-winged hawk near Hickory last week, but wasn't 100%
> confident to report it (I was driving when I saw it).
>
> Cathy Brown,
> Washington county
> ________________________________
> From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on
> behalf of Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
> Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:06 PM
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
>
> Hello All,
>
> Had a raven 'cronk' loudly right behind me in a parking lot, flying almost
> directly overhead at roof-level. I swear, these things follow me around!
> And I love it!
>
> Anybody find it odd how few broadwings are being reported across the
> state, or are they just not being reported? I always used to have at least
> one by mid-March in the region, and have heard and seen none so far.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
>
 

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Date: 4/1/19 3:44 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2019) 5 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 8
Turkey Vulture 1 1 92
Osprey 0 0 5
Bald Eagle 0 0 37
Northern Harrier 0 0 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 23
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 35
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 198
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 131
American Kestrel 0 0 27
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 5 5 597
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Gary Palmer, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Ron Crandall.


Weather:
Cool, temperature ranging from -2.5 to high of 4.5, with NW wind peaking
just under 30 kph, dropping off later in the day. Partly cloudy in the
morning, gradually dropping to no cloud cover by 1500.

Raptor Observations:
12 TV, 1 CH, 1 immature BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 COLO, 3 AMCR, 2 CORA, 3 GCKI.

Predictions:
Cloudy and warmer, with S wind up to 15 kph; should be busier.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 4/1/19 2:28 pm
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
I had a possible broad-winged hawk near Hickory last week, but wasn't 100% confident to report it (I was driving when I saw it).

Cathy Brown,
Washington county
________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2019 3:06 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question

Hello All,

Had a raven 'cronk' loudly right behind me in a parking lot, flying almost directly overhead at roof-level. I swear, these things follow me around! And I love it!

Anybody find it odd how few broadwings are being reported across the state, or are they just not being reported? I always used to have at least one by mid-March in the region, and have heard and seen none so far.

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/1/19 1:56 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (01 Apr 2019) 8 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 84
Osprey 2 2 18
Bald Eagle 0 0 32
Northern Harrier 0 0 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 31
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 15
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 8 8 233
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (1): Just me again on this horribly cold and windy day.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Sunny (0% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps
33 - 45F, Winds NW @ 15 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (10) and Turkey Vultures (57).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í Sunny sky is on tap for today. Better conditions than
yesterday, but not much. Deep blue skies are so difficult to notice
anything.
<BR><BR>
On the way o my ďfield officeĒ I stopped at a friendís home to see their
overwintering Catbird [my FOY]. [KP]
<BR><BR>
It was freezing out at Bucktoe today, with a stiff cold wind from the north
often at 20-25 mph. Ice filled my new water feature. These conditions had
me huddled up against my trailer to escape the wind. Well, sort of.
<BR><BR>
A few migrants were picked out, while on a walk around the meadow fringe I
heard and saw what looked and certainly sounded like a Black-capped
Chickadee [my FOY] Ė singing consistently its 2-note song.
<BR><BR>
On the way home, I made a quick stop at Wilson Road Pond where there were
Black Ducks and a pair of Blue-winged Teal [my FOY].
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Belted Kingfisher, Black-capped Chickadee, Eastern Phoebe, and
White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.84; Steps: 16,052; Floors:33.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 42; this season: 78
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (1):Ē
Black-capped Chickadee.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like it will be more comfortable and improved
observing conditions with increasing background clouds and far less wind.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 4/1/19 1:25 pm
From: Brauning, Daniel <dbrauning...>
Subject: Heron surveys
The heron survey web site listed in my last week's email was a test site not available to all. Sorry.

If you are interested in reporting heron colonies on-line, you can do so at:
https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/HeronColonyForm

This brings up a map and a data form to report colonies of Great Blue Heron colonies across the state. Known colonies are NOT mapped; you simply map and document the number of nests at sites you find. Night-Heron and Great Egret colonies are typically surveyed by Game Commission staff, so we're not requesting surveys of those.

Thanks as always for sharing your bird knowledge, in eBird, the list-serve, Facebook, and through these data collection sites!

Daniel Brauning
Pennsylvania Game Commission
<dbrauning...>
717-433-8777
 

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Date: 4/1/19 1:23 pm
From: Brauning, Daniel <dbrauning...>
Subject: Breeding Bird Survey routes
Thanks to current and new volunteers for taking some of PA's vacant Breeding Bird Survey routes, as requested last week.

But there are still 5 BBS routes, including:
- two that touch Somerset County (any Westmoreland County birder willing to take one of these?)
- one in Pike and Carbon counties
- two northwestern counties.

The survey is a one-day-per-year commitment. Strong bird ID skills by voice is required. If you would consider taking one of these, please email or call me.

Daniel Brauning
PA BBS Coordinator
Pennsylvania Game Commission
<dbrauning...>
717-433-8777

 

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Date: 4/1/19 12:32 pm
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Frick Today, Allegheny County
Susie Solomon and I went to Duck Hollow, then up to the area around the env. center at Frick Park this morning.* = At Duck Hollow






|  *Mallard |     (20) |
|  *Ring-necked Duck |     (3 one female, two male) |
|  *Pied-billed Grebe |     (2) |
|  *Horned Grebe |     (4) |
|  *Double-crested Cormorant |
| Cooper's Hawk |
| Red-tailed Hawk |
|  *Killdeer |     (1) |
| Mourning Dove |
| *Belted Kingfisher |     (1 male) |
| Red-bellied Woodpecker |     (1) |
| Yellow-bellied Sapsucker |     (3) |
| Downy Woodpecker |     (1) |
| Northern Flicker |     (1) |
| Eastern Phoebe |     (3) |
| Blue Jay |
| Carolina Chickadee.                 1 |
| Tufted Titmouse |     (3) |
| White-breasted Nuthatch.  1.     |
| Carolina Wren |
| Winter Wren |     (Heard) |
| American Robin |
| Northern Mockingbird |
| European Starling |
| Song Sparrow |
| White-throated Sparrow |
| Northern Cardinal |
| Red-winged Blackbird |
| Common Grackle |
|   |
| (Total = 29)


|

Jack SolomonAllegheny County 
Drivel, and off topic drivel at that, follows below:

We just returned Saturday from a winter in TX. 3 lifers for us there over the period from early last Nov. through close to the end of this past MarchHook-billed KiteLewis's Woodpecker Black-capped Vireo.
Most of our time in Texas was spent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, with about a week and a half spent, total, visiting in Seminole Canyon SPDavis Mtn. SPANDSouth Llano R. SP
Please send all congratulations, expressions of envy, nominations for medals and awards, etc., by private email. Modesty forbids my acceptance here of such accolades.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/1/19 12:12 pm
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: Re: The evil "X" of eBird
In Lancaster County crows were abundant to the point where at one time
they were being fed poisoned Cheetos. That still may be occurring.
eBirders can help monitor crows by taking the time to estimate the
number of birds seen. If they are not singing you can use the crow sp.
It is OK to guess or estimate to the nearest 100 if there are many 100's
and you don't want to spend much time observing them. An 'X' count is of
no help to seeing the population trends in eBird. The catastrophe of the
white-necked vulture in India that was abundant during the 1980's
doesn't have to happen here--if we are vigilant. (See my post earlier
this morning).

Chuck

On 4/1/2019 9:29 AM, Jim Hill wrote:
> I agree with Chuck Berthoud's 4-1-19 posting about the misuse of the X on a
> bird count, which I have often been guilty of. I heartily urge eBirders to
> take the eBird Essential course, which addresses this and many other
> important guidelines for submitting a checklist. I haven't used the X
> since. The course is short & sweet and can be taken in bits & pieces as one
> has free time. Here's a link to the course:
> https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/product/ebird-essentials
 

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Date: 4/1/19 12:06 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny Co. - Raven, Broadwing question
Hello All,

Had a raven 'cronk' loudly right behind me in a parking lot, flying almost directly overhead at roof-level. I swear, these things follow me around! And I love it!

Anybody find it odd how few broadwings are being reported across the state, or are they just not being reported? I always used to have at least one by mid-March in the region, and have heard and seen none so far.

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 4/1/19 11:26 am
From: Bob Schutsky <info...>
Subject: Ruffed Grouse in Southern Lancaster County
Dear PABirders,

At 1:00pm I walked outside of our house in Peach Bottom. A RUFFED
GROUSE was underneath a large azalea bush, pecking at the mulch. I had
a clear open view of it for several seconds from a distance of no more
than 20 feet. It raised its head, looked and me, and immediately flew
north and out of sight. I have not seen a Ruffed Grouse anywhere in
this area for at least 25 years. I have no idea if it was a wild bird.
There is always the possibility that someone raised and released it, as
is often done with Northern Bobwhite. But it certainly was a surprise!

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
--
BIRD TREKS--Quality North American Birding Tours
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303 CELL 717-572-0771 FAX 717-548-3327
E-MAIL <info...>
 

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Date: 4/1/19 9:35 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Mar 2019) 74 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 3 3
Turkey Vulture 30 33 34
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 1 6
Northern Harrier 5 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 4 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 6 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 8 8
Merlin 3 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 2

Total: 74 81 91
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Compiler:

Counters: Bracken Brown, Paul Heveran

Weather:
Variable cloudiness with SE winds early shifting to SW in the afternoon
1-12 mph

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
 

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Date: 4/1/19 8:25 am
From: Hayley Kile <pezolut...>
Subject: FOY Towhee and Eastern bluebird, Phoebe - Allegheny County
The Towhee was under the feeder and the bluebirds and phoebe were spotted
at the old Churchill Golf Course, now overgrown, in Pittsburgh. There is
also an active Red-tailed hawk's nest on the golf course.

Hayley and Jen
Wilkinsburg, PA
 

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Date: 4/1/19 6:39 am
From: Jim Hill <jimhill.jimhill...>
Subject: The evil "X" of eBird
I agree with Chuck Berthoud's 4-1-19 posting about the misuse of the X on a
bird count, which I have often been guilty of. I heartily urge eBirders to
take the eBird Essential course, which addresses this and many other
important guidelines for submitting a checklist. I haven't used the X
since. The course is short & sweet and can be taken in bits & pieces as one
has free time. Here's a link to the course:
https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/product/ebird-essentials
--
Happy birding,
Jim Hill
High Rock, York County
 

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Date: 4/1/19 5:42 am
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: April eBird Challenge, eBird Alerts, counting birds, eBird India.
Hello PA Birders,

This month’s eBird Challenge is to add photos or sound recordings to 20
checklists.

Want to keep up with the latest sightings in your county or across
Pennsylvania? Subscribe to eBird alerts in the My eBird area. Look for
Manage My Alerts at the bottom of the right column. You can have daily
or hourly alerts for a county, state or country sent to your email. In
addition there are numerous private groups on Facebook, GroupMe and
WhatsApp providing information about local sightings. Often local
birders can recommend you to the group owner for membership.

The trouble with ‚ÄėX‚Äô. Lots of Rusty Blackbirds were reported last month
to my eBird Alerts for counties in the area and for all of PA. This is
always of interest to me because they are a species reported to be in
serious decline. Opening up one checklist to get some details revealed
that the birder did not count any of the birds found, but only put an
‚ÄėX‚Äô for each species. I am convinced that our checklists are valuable
now for science and to posterity especially as the data is able to help
document the decline in species. It really doesn’t take much time to
give a rough estimate rather than use an ‚ÄėX‚Äô. The last group of RUBL I
saw were feeding on the wet ground. I was able to count 14 but as they
flew off it was evident there was more than double that amount. The
flocks of flyover waterfowl can be quickly estimated by counting a few
birds up to 5 or 10 and then by larger groups. After a while you will
recognize what 25 or 50 look like and can quickly count hundreds as they
flyover.

There was an interesting series of articles in eBird about birding in
India this month that was posted on the home page on March 22. Read
about rapid increased use of eBird in India at:
https://factordaily.com/birds-in-data-counting-cuckoos-and-other-stories/
. The story of the decline of the 80 million white-rumped vultures to a
few thousand will make you not take our own common birds for granted.

Hope you are enjoying spring by getting outdoors.

Chuck

Spring Grove, York County
 

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Date: 4/1/19 3:16 am
From: August Mirabella <am4birds1...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)- (3/24 -3/30) -Bucks Co.
All,
Birder reports were light this week. The species total was 62.
1 Snow Goose 3/25
7 duck species:
Wood Duck-pair appears to be using one of our new duck boxes at the bridge
(photos).
1 Red-breasted Merganser -female 3/29
Wild Turkey-high count 20 3/25
1 Pied-billed Grebe-3/27
1 Horned Grebe-3/25 to 3/29 photo
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 11 3/29
1 Common Loon 3/26
Double-crested Cormorant numbers slowly increasing-high report 20
1 Osprey 3/29
Black-capped Chickadee
Brown Thrasher 3/29 singing on territory -photo

Also, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Bald
Eagle, Pileated Woodpecker, E. Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Golden-crowned
Kinglet, E.Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, E. Towhee

Thanks to all who reported this week.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 4/1/19 3:11 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (31 Mar 2019) 8 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 84 84
Osprey 5 16 16
Bald Eagle 0 32 32
Northern Harrier 2 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 29 29
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 24 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 13 13
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 8 225 225
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (1): Only I was brave [stupid] enough to be out in this weather.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain-Mostly Cloudy (100-75% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 5,400-15,200
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 55 - 51F, Winds SW-WNW @ 10 - 25 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (6) and Turkey Vultures (15).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [PLEASE NOTE: On March 28 I sent out the new large
weekly ďblogĒ and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arenít receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll
have to follow your providerís method of ďwhitelistingĒ it, marking it as
ďnot spamĒ or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.

<BR><BR>
We go back into lousy weather conditions today, with clouds and showers.
Just when was March a ďlambĒ this year? I MISSED that! Well with today,
March is gone and I for one canít wait to see it blow away. The blowing
rain had me in my van watching what I could.
<BR><BR>
A couple of Osprey migrating together made my morning, as did a nice tall
mug of ďfield brew.Ē But it was truly slow today. A pair of Northern
Harriers further lifted the feeling of the day.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Great Blue Heron, Eastern Phoebe, Belted Kingfisher, and White-crowned
Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0)
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.07; Steps: 11,896; Floors: 19.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 44; this season: 77
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (0):Ē none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks sunny. Too sunny with no background clouds and
strong northwest winds.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 3/31/19 7:53 pm
From: Joe Papp <joe.papp01...>
Subject: Washington Pike Complex / DDI GBHE Rookery - current count? (Allegheny County)
Has anyone in Allegheny County recently surveyed the Washington Pike Complex / DDI Great Blue Heron rookery for a count of active nests? I stopped by this afternoon (viewing from DDI parking lot) but it was snowing the entire time!

I saw 31 active nests and 36 adult GBHEs. [Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54422852]

Does this jibe with anyone else's count (Ryan T.?)?

Thx,

JP
 

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Date: 3/31/19 4:43 pm
From: Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...>
Subject: Lancaster Co Bird Club Photo Contest; Submission deadline 8/1/2019
PHOTO CONTEST sponsored by the Lancaster County Bird Club Ė Youth and Adult Divisions

A photo contest open to all ages is being offered by the Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC) in cooperation with Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (MCWMA) and the PA Game Commission. The contest is sponsored by club member Len Eiserer, author of the book The American Robin: A Backyard Institution. The subject is birds of Lancaster or Lebanon Counties. In addition to the winning photographs, an award for the best photo taken at MCWMA will be included. Cash prizes for the Adult and Youth Divisions are: First place - $125, Second place - $75 and Third place - $50 plus $50 for the best MCWMA photo. The photo must be new, taken since August 1, 2018, and must be 8 inches by 10 inches and unmatted. The deadline is August 1, 2019. All entries will be displayed at the Visitor Center at MCWMA. More information about the rules may be found on the LCBC website at www.lancasterbirdclub.org<http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/> under the Special Programs tab. Any questions may be directed to LCBC President, Barbara Hunsberger at 717-984-2738 or <phunsberger...><mailto:<phunsberger...>.










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Date: 3/31/19 3:34 pm
From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...>
Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Crawford Co.


This afternoon I was down at the Pymatuning Dam. I found it a very
interesting study of spring gull plumage. Lots of gull activity! Highlight
was at least 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Four were adults, two still in
nonbreeding plumage, two already molted into breeding plumage, and one
apparently molting out of 2nd winter plumage. Hundreds of Bonaparte's Gulls
were also present, with varying degrees of hooded plumage, from complete
winter plumage to nearly complete adult summer plumage to complete 1st
summer plumage. And, of course, lots of Ring-billed and Herring Gulls, both
immature and adult, breeding plumage and nonbreeding. What an interesting
array!



I also saw a FOY Osprey in the Pymatuning area and found the previously
reported Red-necked Grebe at the Pymatuning Causeway. Lots of Horned Grebes
and Long-tailed Ducks too.


Enjoy the spring migration!



Kendall Zook

Crawford Co.


 

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Date: 3/31/19 2:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (31 Mar 2019) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 7 7
TV 0 165 169
OS 0 5 5
BE 0 11 12
NH 0 6 6
SS 0 22 22
CH 0 24 24
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 43 46
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 147 154
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 74 83
AK 0 6 6
ML 0 1 1
PG 0 2 2
UA 0 3 3
UB 0 6 7
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 2 2
UR 0 16 16

Total: 0 542 568
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cold, Moderate Wind with frequent snow flurries.
Graupel after 1 PM EST.
Temp just below freezing for the whole period.
Wind out of the West. Sustained 15-18 mph, gusting to 32 mph.
Cloud cover 85% to 100%.
Visibility 2 km in snow showers up to 17 km when not snowing.

Raptor Observations:
No migrant raptors.
Local turkey vultures noted but not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
black-capped chicadee

Predictions:
Mostly sunny.
High of 40 degrees F.
Wind from WNW at 10 mph. gusts 15-18 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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Date: 3/31/19 1:18 pm
From: Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Blue-winged Teal, Rusty Blackbirds, et al., Clearfield Co.
Lots of waterfowl around DuBois today. I tallied 19 species of waterbirds--highlights included:
-Long-tailed Ducks (Bimini Lake/DuBois Reservoir/Sabula Lake)
-Common Goldeneye (Treasure Lake/DuBois Reservoir)
-Northern Shoveler (Platt Road swamp)
-Blue-winged Teal (Platt Road swamp)
Additionally, I located two Rusty Blackbirds feeding among a flock of American Robins along Home Camp Road near the DuBois Reservoir.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 3/31/19 12:56 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.  Black Vulture  2; March 30; Presque Isle Hawk Watch  Sandhill Crane  2; March 25-28; Presque Isle                          1; March 26; Presque Isle Hawk Watch                           1; March 28; Presque Isle Hawk Watch                           6; March 30; over B-trail Lesser Black-backed Gull  1; March 31; south pier Long-eared Owl  1 or 2; March 25 & 30; pines Short-eared Owl  1; March 28; Presque Isle Hawk Watch  Northern Saw-whet Owl  1; March 30; pines  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>       
 

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Date: 3/31/19 11:20 am
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Lebanon-6 Least Sandpipers
Request for information regarding early migratory Least Sandpiper flocks:
Does anyone have records from March (or earlier?)? I know that individuals
or pair have overwintered rarely, just wondering specifically about
migratory birds. I looked around where I could but wasn't able to find
anything. My assumption is that a flock of this size was not overwintering.

Here is a link to Dick & Patti Williams's eBird checklist with photos
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53792084

Zach Millen
New Holland

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 5:56 PM Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> wrote:

> Steve Ferreri found 6 Least Sandpipers at 826 Weavertown Rd in Lebanon
> county earlier today, and I'm looking at them now. Cool mid-March record!
>
> Zach Millen
> New Holland
>
 

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Date: 3/31/19 7:19 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Mar 31, 2019
In light snow on this final day of March, I was happy to see a beautiful male Long-tailed Duck! Other highlights included Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks, and two Great Blue Herons. And I love watching the Brown Creeper creep up the tree trunks.

Yesterday I saw 3 Purple Finches, an American Coot, and a large flock of 26 Ring-necked Ducks.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County


Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Mar 31, 2019
08:43
Traveling
0.75 miles
83 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

21 Canada Goose
1 Long-tailed Duck -- FOY
3 Bufflehead -- FOY
2 Ruddy Duck
1 Horned Grebe
2 Great Blue Heron -- FOY
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
3 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
1 Field Sparrow
5 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Red-winged Blackbird
53 Common Grackle

Number of Taxa: 20
 

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Date: 3/31/19 7:17 am
From: Michael Walter <0000013701d38e78-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Common Loon - Allegheny County - Duck Hollow
Just north of the ‚Äúsandbar‚ÄĚ drifting upriver

Michael Walter
 

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Date: 3/31/19 5:16 am
From: Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Chipping Sparrow Adams County
First bird at feeders this morning.Jason Verdier Lake Meade Adams County 

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Date: 3/31/19 1:07 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 3/31/2019
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* March 31, 2019
* PAEA1903.31
- Birds mentioned

CANVASBACK
ICELAND GULL
Golden Eagle
RED-NECKED GREBE
PINE SISKIN
REDHEAD
GREATER SCAUP
LONG-TAILED DUCK

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: March 31st at 4:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with ‚ÄúBirdline‚ÄĚ 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 beginner’s bird walk at the Monocacy Nature Center on April
20th. Meet at the Illicks Mill Road parking lot at 8:00 AM. Trip leaders
will be Sue Mahan and Stephen Kloiber.

The next Audubon program will be held on April 12th at 7:00 PM at the
Dorothy Rider Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus. Peggy Hentz, Director of
the Red Creek Wildlife Center, will do a program called “Birds of Prey with
R.C.W.C‚ÄĚ with live animals.

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Albert Road ponds:
CANVASBACK ‚Äď 1 on 3/23.

Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
ICELAND GULL ‚Äď 1 on 3/27 (first-winter)
Lesser Black-backed Gulls ‚Äď 372 on 3/26; 442 on 3/27 (high count for
Northampton County).

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcon ‚Äď 1 on 3/30.

Sightings from the PENN FOREST RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
Golden Eagle ‚Äď 1 on 3/29.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Mergansers ‚Äď 2 on 3/25 and 3/26
RED-NECKED GREBES ‚Äď 2 on 3/24; 1 on 3/25 and 3/26
PINE SISKINS ‚Äď 2 on 3/26.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
Red-breasted Mergansers ‚Äď 2 on 3/24.

Sightings from the QUAKERTOWN area, Bucks County:
At Great Blue Heron Park:
REDHEADS ‚Äď 2 on 3/24.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
REDHEAD ‚Äď 1 on 3/25
GREATER SCAUP ‚Äď 2 on 3/25
LONG-TAILED DUCKS ‚Äď 2 on 3/25
Red-breasted Mergansers ‚Äď 3 on 3/25.
Also Horned Grebe.
At the Hill Road area:
Common Goldeneye.

Ospreys were seen at several sites this past week.

- End transcript
 

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Date: 3/30/19 9:17 pm
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: American Bittern, McElhatten, Clinton Co., 3/30


Around mid day on Saturday, Brian Schmoke found an American Bittern in a cornfield puddle along McKinney Road in McElhatten. It was on the west side of the road where the road veers south away from the river and was out in the open and easily viewed. It was still there as of 2:00 p.m.



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




 

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Date: 3/30/19 4:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (30 Mar 2019) 31 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 7 7
TV 12 165 169
OS 2 5 5
BE 0 11 12
NH 0 6 6
SS 2 22 22
CH 2 24 24
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 43 46
BW 0 0 0
RT 9 147 154
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 74 83
AK 0 6 6
ML 1 1 1
PG 0 2 2
UA 0 3 3
UB 0 6 7
UF 0 1 1
UE 2 2 2
UR 0 16 16

Total: 31 542 568
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers: Jim Rocco, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
About 15.


Weather:
Mild, overcast, and South-southeast wind.

Raptor Observations:
1:02 p.m. Sub-adult Golden Eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Juncos, Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, Grackle,
Titmouse, Crows

Predictions:
Cooler with Northwest winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (<brianwargo...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=111
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/afhw/spring-count-2019
 

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Date: 3/30/19 4:43 pm
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: Tree swallows and Bonaparte's Gull, Allegheny Co.
Today at Lock & Dam #4 Pat and I saw about six Tree swallows and a Bonaparte's Gull. I spotted the Gull on the water on the Westmoreland side of the river, but it lifted off and circled over the Allegheny County side before heading upriver.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

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Date: 3/30/19 3:54 pm
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: Peregrine and Bald eagle, Bethlehem. Northampton and Lehigh counties
Howdy All,

Did a little tour in the Bethlehem area to look for interesting raptors.

I was able to spot an adult male peregrine sitting on the building that
they nest on. This is the first time I've seen one of them there this
year.

A little further upstream an adult bald eagle was circling over the
Lehigh river.This was in the Walking Purchase park area.

Have fun,
Dave
 

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Date: 3/30/19 3:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2019) 55 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 8
Turkey Vulture 6 89 91
Osprey 2 5 5
Bald Eagle 6 31 37
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 20 20
Cooper's Hawk 4 17 17
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 34 34
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 26 190 194
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 1 117 131
American Kestrel 2 27 27
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4

Total: 55 561 587
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer, Jon Kauffman

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Rain delayed count start by one hour, isolated showers in the last hour and
a half. Warm, with high temp of 19, wind from SW peaking at 28 kph.

Raptor Observations:
GE adult at 1539.

15 TV, 1 CH, 1 BE.


Non-raptor Observations:
2 COLO, 2 GBHE, 1 DOWO, 1 NOFL, 1 PIWO, 2 AMCR, 2 CORA, 1 TRES, 3 BCCH, 2
TUTI, 1 BRCR, 1 CARW, 7 GCKI, 4 AMRO, 1 FISP, 1 AMGO.

Predictions:
Much cooler, cloudy, with wind from NW up to 25 kph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 3/30/19 3:09 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 30, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2              4              4
Turkey Vulture            2396           7765           7766
Osprey                       3              3              3
Bald Eagle                   0             13             14
Northern Harrier             4             16             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             24             24
Cooper's Hawk                1             19             19
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          8            133            133
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             28            151            152
Rough-legged Hawk            0              3              3
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            32             74             74
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              6              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Short-eared Owl              0              1              1

Total:                    2475           8215           8218
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end   time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Shannon Thompson

Visitors:
Shannon Thompson assisted with the count early (thanks Shannon for the
phone call). Julie Leonard, and Bonnie Ginader


Weather:
Complete cloud cover with strong SSW and intermittent rain showers. Mild
temperatures.

Raptor Observations:
I was prepared for a lost hawk day because of the rainy forecast, but
during dry periods there was a superb flight of vultures and a fair number
of hawks that remained along the lake shore all day and stayed fairly low.
Highlight was two Black Vultures, one at 1319 EST and another at 1435 EST.
First Osprey of the season today. A wind shift to the west, colder temps,
fog, and heavy rain shut down the flight at 1530 EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 1, Double-crested Cormorant 12, Great Blue Heron 13, Killdeer
15, Belted Kingfisher 1,Tree Swallow 3, American Robin 100s, Common
Grackle, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Brown-headed Cowbirds 100s

Predictions:
Much colder with Snow showers likely, especially in the AM.  Strong WNW
wind.  A flight not likely.
 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 3/30/19 2:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Mar 2019) 22 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 84 84
Osprey 4 11 11
Bald Eagle 6 32 32
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 28 28
Cooper's Hawk 3 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 24 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 13 13
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 22 217 217
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Don Manuel, Gerry Teig, Kathleen Pileggi, Sue Manuel

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (7): Nolan Morris, Jim Balint, Kathleen Pileggi, Gerry Teig, Don
Manuel, Sue Manuel
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Cloudy (70% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 11,300-22,200 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 51 - 71F, Winds ESE-S @ 5 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 3-Bald Eagle,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (32) and
Turkey Vultures (67).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-_; 2 yr.-_; 3 yr.-_; 4 yr.-_; adult-_
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [Please Note: I recently sent out the new large weekly
ďblogĒ and hotline in a new newsletter format, this is NOT these reports
you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from EBNT, with
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list. If you arenít receiving
it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a few servers send it
there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē featuring the county
species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll have to follow your
providerís method of whitelisting it, marking it as ďnot spamĒ or it will
always go there.] When I arrived home last night, the ďfield coffee
fairiesĒ had left replacement carafes for my drip coffee makers. Thanks
Don & Sue [who also double as OBSERVERS] for finding them. I was told they
were on backorder. Yet, you WOULD NOT be denied! You guys are ďfield brew
royalty!Ē For that you can have an extra cup!
<BR><BR>
Nolan, our poet, was out this morning, becoming the first [Guinea Pig?] to
sample our new ďfield brewĒ this season.
<BR><BR>
ďITís pretty good.Ē He said, adding, ďQuote me right! I said Ďpretty
good,í not good!Ē
<BR><BR>
Nolan went back for a second cup of ďpretty good field brew.Ē Must have
been REALLY pretty good, huh Nolan? I believe youíve had enough to drink,
buddy. Now, get writing. We need more poems!
<BR><BR>
Keen OBSERVERS Don & Sue were out [they love when I call them that]. They
are also our Ďfield brew saviors,Ē having bought the new coffee maker and
two replacement carafes. They donít drink after 2pm though, which is sad.
Especially when they, particularly Susan according to Don, sees double when
she ďdrinks.Ē [gotcha, Don & Sue!]
<BR><BR>
I heard a Brown thrasher singing [my FOY] just before the rattle of a
Belted Kingfisher cruising the Red Clay Creek reached my ears. An American
Tree Sparrow [my FOY] was found on a meadow walk.
<BR><BR>
An uptick in hawk migration occurred with todayís splendid conditions,
including more Ospreys, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooperís Hawks, American
Kestrels, and especially Bald Eagles, on the move.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Killdeer, Great Blue Heron, Brown Thrasher, Belted Kingfisher, American
Tree Sparrow, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Cabbage White. Dragonflies
(0): Reptiles & Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.62; Steps: 15,544; Floors: 16.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 48; this season: 77
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (3):Ē Brown
Thrasher, Belted Kingfisher, and American Tree Sparrow.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks like a bitof a washout with clouds giving way to
showers. The winds switching to NW and STRONG.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 3/30/19 1:29 pm
From: Lee Simpson <0000013640a8a13a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Great Blue Heron Rookery, Kempton, Berks Co
Saw 4 birds today with one nest building in the stand of spruce trees across from New Bethel church1 Fox Sparrow Kempton
Lee Simpson
 

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Date: 3/30/19 1:24 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Montour Trail, Mar 30, 2019
Subject: Allegheny County - eBird Report - Montour Trail, Mar 30, 2019

We walked some of the Montour Trail this afternoon, beginning at the
Coraopolis end. Highlights were 3 FOY Phoebe and 5 FOY Towhee. Complete
list below.

Karyn & Ray Delaney


Montour Trail, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Mar 30, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.71 mile(s)
22 species

Canada Goose 1
Mourning Dove 5
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3 FOY Beautiful. In one shrub.
Blue Jay 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 21
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 14
Song Sparrow 10
Eastern Towhee 5 FOY
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Northern Cardinal 9
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54380827

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

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Date: 3/30/19 11:09 am
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: FOY Chipping Sparrow and Tree Swallow, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny Co.
It was great to have tons of birds singing this morning.
FOY 2 Chipping Sparrows at the Overlook playground where they usually nest.
FOY Eastern Phoebe singing twice from that same area and another further up
the RC trail.
FOY 2 Tree Swallows flying in the meadow where they nest in our Bluebird
boxes each year.
I reported 12 Eastern Towhees but I think there were more than that. This
park has large numbers of Towhees and they have arrived in the last couple
of days. Earlier in the week I had 3 on just about the same route.

Photos on eBird


Harrison Hills County Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Mar 30, 2019 9:02 AM - 12:07 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.553 mile(s)
26 species (+2 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 10
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 10
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 14
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 12
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Northern Cardinal 20

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54370395

--
Dave Brooke
DDB Photography <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ddbphoto/albums>
 

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Date: 3/30/19 9:34 am
From: Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...>
Subject: Long-tailed Ducks, Edinboro Lake, Erie Co.
Long-tailed Ducks seem to be fairly regular on Edinboro Lake in Erie County
again this year. On the 26th, I had three males there, and again today I
found one.



Kendall Zook

Crawford Co.


 

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Date: 3/30/19 8:39 am
From: Sally Zaino <szaino...>
Subject: Dauphin Co Fox Sparrow
Under the feeder this morning, East Hanover Twp.

Sally and Rich Zaino
 

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Date: 3/30/19 8:38 am
From: Douglas Filler <0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks co
The following were seen on the morning bird walk from the Sliver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa.
Had our first warbler of the season, a few Yellow-rumped Warblers were spotted.

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US

Mar 30, 2019 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Protocol: Traveling
Participants: 11
0.8 mile(s)
29 species

Canada Goose  15
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  4
Mourning Dove  3
Ring-billed Gull  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Phoebe  4
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Carolina Wren  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  15
European Starling  6
American Goldfinch  8
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  6
Swamp Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Rusty Blackbird  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  2
House Sparrow  6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54368252

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



Doug Filler
Levittown Pa.
 

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Date: 3/30/19 7:01 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: E. Phoebe FOY/Franklin County
FOY Eastern Phoebe arrived today.
Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 3/30/19 5:02 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Mar 2019) 3 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 80 80
Osprey 1 7 7
Bald Eagle 0 26 26
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 24 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 11 11
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 3 195 195
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Matt DelPizzo

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (2): Matt DelPizzo
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Drizzle (100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 10,900-12,100 ft.,
Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 48 - 63F, Winds SSW @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (2) and Turkey Vultures (15).
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [Please Note: I recently sent out the new large weekly
ďblogĒ and hotline in a new newsletter format, this is NOT these reports
you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from EBNT, with
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list. If you arenít receiving
it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a few servers send it
there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē featuring the county
species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll have to follow your
providerís method of whitelisting it, marking it as ďnot spamĒ or it will
always go there.] I was greeted with calling Chipping Sparrows [my FOY]
this morning at Bucktoe. This common summer resident is now back. A Great
Blue Heron flew over ďsquawking,Ē while in stark contrast, a melodious Fox
Sparrow sang in the valley. Both are among my very favorites Ė the birds,
not the song. [Sorry, Great Blue]
<BR><BR>
Then came a question from a very quiet visitor which I had not noticed
approaching. Apparently, I can only hear you if youíre wearing feathers!
<BR><BR>
ďDo you remember me?Ē He asked.
<BR><BR>
Let me tell you, THAT is a question we brain-injured patients dread, for we
very likely donít. Well, at least me. It also reminds me of when I was in
the hospital so long in recovery from the coma. The nurses and doctors
always asked if you knew what day it was and where I was Ė all day long,
every day. They were pushing their luck with that. I barely knew WHO I
WAS - Certainly not where or ďwhen I was!Ē Anyway as it turns out, I
didnít remember todayís inquisitor. It seems he had been a tour
participant of mine from ďback in the dayĒ Ė before my accident. Matt is a
birder who has gone with me to Hawk Mountain and other tours, and is
currently doing work on Ianís home. He is very excited to learn of Bucktoe
and what we see here. I canít tell you how very strange it is having people
tell you things about yourself which have been wiped away by a brain
injury. Imagine your own life being new to you. Try to imagineÖ Anyway,
it was so nice meeting you Matt, AGAIN for the first time, and learning a
bit more about Ė well, me. So strangeÖ
<BR><BR>
The heavily overcast sky began to drizzle. Not the best day Ė my computer
made a dash for the safety of our pavilion, with me closely behind. I did
venture a walk around the meadow edge; a calling Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
[my FOY] and exercise, my rewards.
<BR><BR>
There was a major push of Phoebes today with their calls evident all around
the meadow.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Killdeer, Great Blue Heron, Eastern Phoebe, Fox
Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, and White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.33; Steps: 10,129; Floors: 21.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 45; this season: 74
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (2):Ē Chipping
Sparrow and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks better with mostly cloudy skies for a backdrop and
moderate winds with a southerly component.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 3/29/19 5:39 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: FOY Greater Yellowlegs and Eastern Meadowlark, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

This afternoon was fairly quiet save for two FOYs, Greater Yellowlegs and
Eastern Meadowlark.

Hopefully some more birds will arrive in the coming days and weeks:

Hock Rd: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54346254
Church Rd: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54345612

Also, BirdCast has resumed their daily migration forecast (link below),
which I find very helpful and informative.

http://birdcast.info/

Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 3/29/19 5:36 pm
From: Dan Richards <00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Canvasback, Long-tailed Ducks, Clearfield Co.
Today there was a drake Canvasback on the DuBois Reservoir keeping company with several Ring-necked Ducks and a dozen or so Common Mergansers. Additionally, there were three Long-tailed Ducks and three Common Loons on Bimini Lake.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 3/29/19 5:35 pm
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango Co. 3/29
Kahle Lake, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 30 LONG-TAILED DUCK, 3 SHOVELER, 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 3/29/19 5:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 8
Turkey Vulture 0 83 85
Osprey 0 3 3
Bald Eagle 1 25 31
Northern Harrier 0 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 32 32
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 164 168
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 116 130
American Kestrel 0 25 25
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 2 506 532
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Rain delayed start by 3 hours. Warm and overcast, temperature peaking at 14
degrees, wind from the NW peaking at 12 kph.

Raptor Observations:
6 TV.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 MALL, 1 GBHE, 1 MODO, 1 BADO, 4 DOWO, 2 PIWO, 1 EAPH, 3 BLJA, 3 AMCR, 2
CORA, 1 BCCH, 9 GCKI.

Predictions:
Warmer, with possible AM rain, and south wind peaking at 15-20 kph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
 

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Date: 3/29/19 3:40 pm
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: FOY Chipping Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
Our grand daughter, Lily, lives in Dillsburg. We started teaching her
birds with bird bingo and feeder watches at home and Olewine Nature Center.
We then took her and her older brother to Middle Creek. We found a bald
eagle sitting on the ice. I handed her my binocs, told her how to focus
them and got her on the bird. I asked what she saw. She said "I see a big
brown bird with a white head and tail." She was about 4 years old.

Later that weekend she got focused on Painted Bunting from bird bingo. WHY
NOT? She sat in front of the sliding glass door and watched their feeders
chanting "painted bunting, painted bunting ". As the hours ticked by her
mother told her painted bunting does not occur in Pennsylvania in winter,
and only rarely in summer.
Undeterred, she continued to watch and chant. We ticked off all the common
feeder birds but no painted bunting.
That summer they took a family vacation in South Carolina. We got a phone
call from Lily on her Mom's cellphone. "I saw a painted bunting!"

Never too young to start teaching even young children about nature. They
are virtual sponges.



On Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 4:15 PM A. Liebner <
<000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> A FOY Chipping Sparrow joined the ground feeders this morning.
> Another welcome visitor is a Northern Mockingbird. Years ago, we had
> breeding pairs that wintered over; but they just disappeared.
> White-throats & Juncos are still here.
> A special "thank you" to Scott Weidensaul for posting the link for that
> wonderful tribute to Bill Thompson III. What a beautiful life he lived!
> I ordered his New Birders Guide to Birds of North America. Although I
> ever met him I will certainly try to spread his joy and enthusiasm for
> birding to my grandchildren. Just last evening while on Facetime, my son
> asked my twenty-two month old grandson, "What's Nana's favorite Animal?" I
> expected him to say dog. Little Ben smiled & said, "Chick-a-dee". That
> made me smile! He and his 19 month old cousin have learned to ID several
> other common birds that come into the feeders. The red bird is know by
> it's real name, Cardinal; the bright red one is the "Daddy" or
> "Dad-deeeee". It's amazing what children understand at a young age. They
> are never too young to have an appreciation for wildlife.
> Good birding all,
> Ann M. Liebner
> Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
>
 

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Date: 3/29/19 2:51 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: FOY Towhee/ Franklin County
FOY Eastern Towhee here today at Heisey Rd. I love spring migration!

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 3/29/19 1:29 pm
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: Re: FOY Chipping Sparrow - Montco
We had our FOY Chipping Sparrow today too. Meanwhile, 5 Pine Siskins are hitting the feeders hard. I guess they are fueling up to make the journey northward soon.

Thanks,
Linda Widdop
 Montgomery County PA/Villas NJ
I blog at:  www.phillybirdnerd.net
Flickr Photostream:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/58719725@N04/

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> On Behalf Of A. Liebner
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 4:15 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] FOY Chipping Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.

A FOY Chipping Sparrow joined the ground feeders this morning.
Another welcome visitor is a Northern Mockingbird. Years ago, we had breeding pairs that wintered over; but they just disappeared. White-throats & Juncos are still here.
A special "thank you" to Scott Weidensaul for posting the link for that wonderful tribute to Bill Thompson III.  What a beautiful life he lived!   I ordered his New Birders Guide to Birds of North America.  Although I ever met him I will certainly try to spread his joy and enthusiasm for birding to my grandchildren.  Just last evening while on Facetime, my son asked my twenty-two month old grandson, "What's Nana's favorite Animal?" I expected him to say dog. Little Ben smiled & said, "Chick-a-dee".  That made me smile!  He and his 19 month old cousin have learned to ID several other common birds that come into the feeders.  The red bird is know by it's real name, Cardinal; the bright red one is the "Daddy" or "Dad-deeeee".  It's amazing what children understand at a young age. They are never too young to have an appreciation for wildlife.
Good birding all,
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 3/29/19 1:23 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: FOY Chipping Sparrow Franklin co
Our first Chipping Sparrow today and FOY Pine Warbler yesterday at Heisey
Rd, Shippensburg

Bob Keener
 

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Date: 3/29/19 1:15 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Chipping Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
A FOY Chipping Sparrow joined the ground feeders this morning.
Another welcome visitor is a Northern Mockingbird. Years ago, we had breeding pairs that wintered over; but they just disappeared.   
White-throats & Juncos are still here.
A special "thank you" to Scott Weidensaul for posting the link for that wonderful tribute to Bill Thompson III.  What a beautiful life he lived!   I ordered his New Birders Guide to Birds of North America.  Although I ever met him I will certainly try to spread his joy and enthusiasm for birding to my grandchildren.  Just last evening while on Facetime, my son asked my twenty-two month old grandson, "What's Nana's favorite Animal?" I expected him to say dog. Little Ben smiled & said, "Chick-a-dee".  That made me smile!  He and his 19 month old cousin have learned to ID several other common birds that come into the feeders.  The red bird is know by it's real name, Cardinal; the bright red one is the "Daddy" or "Dad-deeeee".  It's amazing what children understand at a young age. They are never too young to have an appreciation for wildlife.
Good birding all,
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 3/29/19 1:14 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls - Beaver Co.
This afternoon I stopped at Rochester's Riverfront Park and found a flock
of twenty-two Bonaparte's Gulls foraging on the Ohio River at the sewage
plant outflow

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 3/29/19 12:23 pm
From: George Casselberry <00000135b13f158b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Sandhill Crane fly over- Lawrence County, George Casselberry
On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:45am a single Sandhill crane flew from the east (from Slippery Rock) made a 90 degree turn over our pond and headed for the Volant Strips.  Its trumpeting call was clearly audible as it flew over us.  This was the first time that we had one fly over our house.
~George Casselberry350 Blackberry Lane, New Castle, PA
 

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Date: 3/29/19 12:15 pm
From: Joseph Majdan <Joseph.Majdan...>
Subject: Red Wing Blackbird: Bucks County
First red wing blackbird observed this afternoon at our feeders in Newtown, Bucks County.
Joe Majdan

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Date: 3/29/19 11:32 am
From: Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Harlequin Armstrong County
The harlequin that was present around lock 7 earlier in the month was relocated about 100 yards north of lock 8.

Thanks

Sam Gutherie

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Date: 3/29/19 6:39 am
From: Scott Weidensaul <000001343b2dd726-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bill Thompson III tribute
For those of us who counted Bill Thompson III as a dear friend, this post from ABA president Jeff Gordon is both a perfect summation of BT3, and a call to gentle action. Whether or not you knew Bill ‚ÄĒ and if you didn‚Äôt, I‚Äôm sorry you missed one of the nicest people on the planet ‚ÄĒ these are words to live by.

http://blog.aba.org/2019/03/a-dozen-things-you-can-do-to-celebrate-bill-thompson-iii.html

Scott Weidensaul
(formerly) Schuylkill Haven, PA
 

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Date: 3/28/19 5:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 80 80
Osprey 2 6 6
Bald Eagle 2 26 26
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 24 24
Cooper's Hawk 2 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 24 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 10
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 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: 11 192 192
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Jerry Jeffers, Walter Borys

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYíS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (3): Walter Borys, Jerry Jeffers
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Sunny (10% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 36 - 55F, Winds South @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----ďRaptorsĒ seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (27) and Turkey Vultures (75).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----ďBUCKTOE BIRD BLOGĒ (BBB) - (Comments on the events & ďfeelĒ of the day
Ė 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 isnít brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Iíve already been ďdeadĒ once (itís
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>
TODAYíS ĎBBB:í [Please Note: I recently sent out the new large weekly
ďblogĒ and hotline in a new newsletter format, this is NOT these reports
you get from HawkCount. Rather, itís the newsletter from EBNT, with
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list. If you arenít receiving
it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam Ė a few servers send it
there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy ďthe blog,Ē featuring the county
species list, and it ended up in your spam, youíll have to follow your
providerís method of whitelisting it, marking it as ďnot spamĒ or it will
always go there.] It could be good for migration today if the background
clouds come thru, with nice southerly winds making me think Swallow-tailed
Kite or Anhinga. Well, a fella can dream, right?
<BR><BR>
Walter was out, receiving partial-full credit for finding an Osprey and for
helping Jerry get unstuck in the driveway when he arrived. It was a
struggle Ė I donít see what you see in doing that, Jim. Why on earth do
you enjoy it so much?? [lol]
<BR><BR>
My ears helped me add a couple of new species to the overall seasonís
species list at the watch,Ē today. I heard a Yellow-rumped Warbler call
from the parking lot, while a Purple Finch was heard passing overhead.
Jerry stayed, helped with the completion of phase 1 of the new water
feature [picture below], then fixed the final BBQ and worked his wizardry
on the steaks Ė which were eagerly eaten.
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Mallard, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Purple Finch, and
White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTís ďWalk with NatureĒ ô Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
ďbulk up.Ē Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youíve been here, then you know that I pace
endlesslyÖ.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my ďWalk with NatureĒ
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 easyÖ.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our ďWalk with
Nature!Ē ô Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 10.54; Steps: 24,738; Floors: 34.
<BR><BR>
----ďSEASONíS BIRD SPECIES LISTĒ Ė we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk 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 weíre seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best ďguestimate,Ē Ė searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for ďThe WatchĒ year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Ė Identified from watch site: today: 44; this season: 72
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARíS ďWATCH SPECIES LIST (3):Ē
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Purple Finch, Feral Pigeon.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrowís flight looks completely different with clouds prevailing with
light southerly winds.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Weíre here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.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 Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> questions or comments.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710

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: 3/28/19 5:26 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 28, 2019
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2019
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture             755           5369           5370
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1             13             14
Northern Harrier             2             12             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13             23             23
Cooper's Hawk                4             18             18
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          7            125            125
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             16            123            124
Rough-legged Hawk            0              3              3
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            24             42             42
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
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