PABIRDS
Received From Subject
7/17/18 6:33 pm Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...> Monroe Co. juv. Merlin calling!?
7/17/18 5:35 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Mourning warbler, Koch property, Northampton County
7/17/18 12:17 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 10 July 2018 (two weeks)
7/17/18 11:25 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Late Report, Deer Valley YMCA Camp, Somerset County, 7/11 -13/18
7/17/18 11:04 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Duck Hollow Today, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Bonaparte's Gull and Common Merg persist
7/16/18 3:09 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Grebe, Northampton County
7/16/18 3:05 pm Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Dickcissels, Blue Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lancaster County
7/16/18 11:38 am Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...> Re: Franklin's Gull - Lancaster
7/16/18 10:55 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Re: American Avocet - Armstrong County
7/16/18 8:45 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> American Avocet - Armstrong County
7/16/18 4:49 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> common nighthawks over Pittsburgh
7/16/18 4:42 am Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Backyard breeding season - Plumstead Twp., Bucks County
7/15/18 9:42 pm Scott Kinzey <0000007977429723-dmarc-request...> Common Nighthawk Peent and Boom Sounds
7/15/18 6:34 pm Pamela Fisher <kpfisher5560...> Re: Franklin's Gull - Lancaster
7/15/18 5:43 pm Dallas DiLeo <dileod...> Allegheny Cty N Flickers
7/15/18 5:14 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
7/15/18 4:46 pm Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Franklin's Gull - Lancaster
7/15/18 3:26 pm Marjorie Howard <birdwatcher108...> Greene Co.
7/15/18 1:52 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> FOY Semipalmated Sandpiper, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
7/14/18 7:59 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ring-billed Gull - Beaver Co.
7/14/18 7:51 pm Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...> Red breasted nuthatch
7/14/18 7:37 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Northern Mockingbirds, Clarion Co.
7/14/18 8:09 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Lanco - Roseate Spoonbill
7/13/18 5:36 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Lawrence County - Shatner Road
7/13/18 4:25 am DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...> Great White Heron Northampton County
7/13/18 3:46 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Re: Glossy ibis at middle creek
7/12/18 9:30 pm Tom and Nancy Moeller <thosjmoel...> Bonaparte's Gull, Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
7/12/18 11:04 am Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Clarion County- singing Nashville warbler
7/12/18 8:11 am Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Wolf Creek Narrows; Butler County; 07/11/2018
7/12/18 6:14 am Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...> Great White Heron, Northampton County
7/12/18 5:07 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Correction!!: Re: PSO annual meeting -- Field Trips
7/12/18 4:46 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> PSO annual meeting -- Field Trips
7/11/18 1:27 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Pied-billed grebe, Northampton County
7/11/18 8:23 am Jim Bonner <jbonner...> Re: PABIRDS Digest - 8 Jul 2018 to 9 Jul 2018 (#2018-189)
7/10/18 4:58 am Jim Hill <jaimecolina...> White-throated Sparrow - southeastern York County
7/9/18 2:30 pm Linda Widdop <linda...> Call for speakers - DVOC 2019
7/9/18 10:19 am Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Jenning Prairie; Butler County; 07/08/2018
7/9/18 9:58 am Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> American Avocets--Allegheny County Late Post
7/9/18 4:27 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek
7/8/18 6:25 pm Daniel and Robin Zmoda <foandla...> Northampton County Broad-wing
7/8/18 5:36 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
7/7/18 9:03 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Dark-eyed Juncos, Purple Finches, Clearfield Co.
7/7/18 8:19 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Orchard Orioles, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny Co
7/7/18 6:31 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country Trail, North Shore, Jul 7, 2018
7/7/18 3:02 pm Steve Sanford <bwredbird...> Shenango Lake Propagation Ponds -- Mercer Co
7/7/18 2:55 pm Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Solitary Sandpipers Washington County
7/7/18 12:32 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Wood Duck Ducklings, etc; @ Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland Co.)
7/7/18 11:13 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Crawford Co.
7/6/18 3:56 pm DNADEB <dsg4...> Fwd: Sandhill Crane in Centre county
7/6/18 12:24 pm Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Re: Glossy ibis at middle creek
7/6/18 11:02 am Jim Fiorentino <000000b64eca5c4a-dmarc-request...> Glossy ibis at middle creek
7/6/18 8:29 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> Whip-poor-wills/western PA
7/6/18 8:03 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 26 June 2018
7/6/18 6:40 am PSO <PSO...> Joining PSO - error
7/6/18 4:50 am Barber, Patricia <patbarber...> FW: lesser black-backed gull telemetry
7/6/18 4:44 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> More on the upcoming issue of Pennsylvania Birds
7/6/18 4:22 am PSO <PSO...> PSO renewals (and joining)
7/5/18 9:48 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
7/5/18 8:01 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Great Egrets - Crawford Co.
7/3/18 3:45 pm LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> An Evening of Birds and WineđŸŠđŸ·
7/3/18 7:06 am PSO <PSO...> Ground Dove photos
7/3/18 7:04 am PSO <PSO...> Kelp Gull photos request
7/2/18 6:58 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Bank Swallow, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
7/2/18 8:33 am Scott Kinzey <scott.kinzey...> Correction to Herring Gull Nest Posting
7/2/18 7:05 am Aidan Place <aidanjplace...> Belated Report-- Sewickley and Imperial Area, Allegheny County
7/2/18 5:20 am Scott Kinzey <scott.kinzey...> Highland Park Bridge Herring Gull Nest Watch Results
7/1/18 10:50 pm Dave Leibert <xdave...> More Peregrine viewing. Bethlehem, Northampton county
7/1/18 4:54 pm Chris Blazo <000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request...> Franklin County Common Ground-Dove
7/1/18 3:44 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
7/1/18 4:45 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> Chat & Cuckoo Franklin Co
6/30/18 4:55 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: 2018-19 Duck Stamp
6/30/18 4:38 pm Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> July eBird Challenge
6/30/18 3:31 pm dsembello <dsembello...> Re: 2018-19 Duck Stamp
6/30/18 2:43 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Worm-eating Warbler- Greene county
6/30/18 10:32 am Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...> Marsh Wren, Lancaster county
6/30/18 10:23 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Worm-eating Warblers - Beaver Co.
6/30/18 8:50 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: Hayfield that attracted Dickcissels mowed, Lancaster
6/30/18 8:16 am Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Hayfield that attracted Dickcissels mowed, Lancaster
6/30/18 7:03 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> 2018-19 Duck Stamp
6/29/18 7:03 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Cuckoos, etc., Koch property, Northampton County
6/29/18 3:41 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
6/29/18 12:22 pm LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> BCAS/BCB Year of the Bird!: Panel Discussion & Reception
6/29/18 6:29 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
6/28/18 8:31 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Common Ravens Butler-Freeport Trail, Rt 28 Bridge
6/28/18 8:28 pm Bill Etter <billetter01...> White "form" of Great Blue Heron, Northampton Co
6/28/18 5:55 pm Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny...> Red-breasted Nuthatch RFI
6/28/18 6:43 am Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Horned Lark, Lancaster County
6/28/18 3:53 am Rich Rehrig <000000fa147293ff-dmarc-request...> Re: Update with Video of Spotted Towhee Vocalization - BSP CarbonCounty
6/27/18 9:42 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
6/27/18 9:23 am Karena Johnson <kjj.goshawk...> Red-Headed Woodpeckers, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland Co.
6/27/18 9:13 am Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
6/27/18 9:05 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: Wildwood County Park, Dauphin Co.
6/27/18 9:00 am Daniel Bogar <trichonis...> Wildwood County Park, Dauphin Co.
6/27/18 8:02 am Brian Henderson <wbhenderson...> Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
6/27/18 6:57 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Link to Nighthawk route and data
6/27/18 6:51 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Re: Pittsburghers: Looking to team up for Nightjar Survey
6/27/18 6:34 am DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
6/27/18 6:24 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
6/27/18 6:07 am Barber, Patricia <patbarber...> Eagle Nest Survey - data entry requested
6/27/18 4:33 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Sandhill Crane Middle Creek WMA
6/26/18 1:54 pm Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
6/26/18 12:35 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 June 2018
6/26/18 11:31 am Rich Rehrig <000000fa147293ff-dmarc-request...> Update with Video of Spotted Towhee Vocalization - BSP Carbon County
6/26/18 5:01 am Paul Blank <paulblank...> Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
6/25/18 6:37 pm Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Black-crowned Night-heron, Butler County
6/25/18 6:17 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Great Egret, Virginia Rail, Merlin, Clearfield Co.
6/25/18 5:17 pm Joanne George <korpusikgeorge...> Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
6/25/18 1:45 pm Rob Blye <rwblye...> Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
6/25/18 12:23 pm Rich Rehrig <000000fa147293ff-dmarc-request...> Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
6/25/18 12:03 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Great egret at Duck Hollow? Pittsburgh
6/25/18 11:30 am bill drolsbaugh <00000046cda72c3b-dmarc-request...> Microwaved Ospreys How do they stand it ?? Sharon Pa Mercer County
6/25/18 11:08 am Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
6/25/18 7:58 am Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...> Best spots for blue winged warbler within 2 hours from Philly?
6/25/18 6:49 am Stephen Tirone <stephen.tirone...> Great-crested Flycatcher, Frick Park, Allegheny County
6/25/18 3:38 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Re: Dauphin County, juv Wood Stork, Wildwood Lk
6/24/18 5:18 pm Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...> Monroe County - Freeman Tract Cerulean Warblers
6/24/18 4:42 pm Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Dauphin County, juv Wood Stork, Wildwood Lk
6/24/18 2:10 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
6/24/18 12:54 pm Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Bobwhite, Savannah Sparrows, Lancaster County.
6/24/18 12:16 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Worm-eating warbler, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny Co
6/24/18 9:31 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Loons - Beaver Co.
6/23/18 3:03 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Falcons - Beaver Co.
6/22/18 9:22 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: News from the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
6/22/18 7:02 pm Dave Leibert <xdave...> Peregrine viewing opportunity, Northampton county
6/22/18 10:41 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
6/22/18 7:07 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Lawrence County - Volant Strips and nearby
6/22/18 7:01 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Clarion County - Cook Forest trip
6/22/18 5:18 am Pennsylvania Ornithologicial Records Committee <porcbirds...> News from the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
6/20/18 3:16 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Common Loon- Washington county
6/20/18 8:40 am Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Oil Creek State Park; Venango County; 06/19/2018
6/19/18 9:54 pm Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> Re: Somerset Co.: Franklin's Gull continues; whips, mammals
6/19/18 9:50 pm Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> Somerset Co.: Franklin's Gull continues; whips, mammals
6/19/18 1:04 pm DNADEB <dsg4...> Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Garrett BBS Data, Jun 17, 2018 Somerset county
6/19/18 12:55 pm Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Fwd: eBird Report - Garrett BBS Data, Jun 17, 2018 Somerset county
6/19/18 5:39 am Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> Youth Scholarship for PSO Annual Meeting
6/19/18 2:30 am Bruce and Sherri Carl <000000e695e98431-dmarc-request...> Breeding Bird Blitz Lancaster County
6/18/18 2:48 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Pittsburghers: Looking to team up for Nightjar Survey
6/18/18 12:27 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 June 2018 (two weeks)
 
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Date: 7/17/18 6:33 pm
From: Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Monroe Co. juv. Merlin calling!?
On July 8, I photographed a Merlin at the Mt. Pocono Airport. Tonight at the exact same spot, it was there again, only giving a two-note call continually that sounded more like a crying/begging variety. It was not the usual mating or alarm call. The first note was too soft for my camara to pick up. My ebird post with two recordings ca be seen here.......

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47265982

Bruce Johnson...Mt.Pocono
 

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Date: 7/17/18 5:35 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Mourning warbler, Koch property, Northampton County
A juvenile mourning warbler surfaced in a large shrub behind the waterfall and feeders in the yard tonight. I really didn't look at it at first, thinking it must be a yellowthroat.  But then it turned around and the broken but obvious gray breast band was visible, so I checked it for other ID points. Must be a very early migrant. Rose-breasted grosbeaks continue to visit the yard, with more juveniles present at one time than adults. And the same is true for orioles, although there aren't as many of them around as the grosbeaks and most of them just come in to eat jelly. 
 Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 7/17/18 12:17 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 10 July 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE07.10.18twoweeks

Highlights:

MARBLED GODWIT (Erie County)
WHIMBREL (Erie County)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Allegheny and Erie Counties)
WILLET (Erie County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
PURPLE MARTIN
VEERY
WORM-EATING WARBLER
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW (Butler County)

Contributors: Dave Brooke, Karyn Delaney, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Jerry McWilliams, Tom Moeller, Aidan Place, Mark Vass.


Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 through Tuesday, 10 July 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

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

Transcript-

NOTE: GREAT EGRET, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, SOLITARY SANDPIPER continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 6/26 at Sewickley Heights Park and the surrounding areas of the Little Sewickley Creek, sightings included VEERY, CERULEAN WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (AP).

In Imperial on 6/26, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, PRAIRIE WARBLER (AP).

On 7/3 in Pittsburgh's South Side, 5 AMERICAN AVOCETS (reported to MF).

On 7/7 at Harrison Hills Park, 32 PURPLE MARTINS (DB).

At Duck Hollow on 7/9, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (TM).


BEAVER COUNTY:

Along Montgomery Dam Road on 6/30, 2 WORM-EATING WARBLERS (MV).


BUTLER COUNTY:

From the Butler-Freeport Trail on 6/28, 4 COMMON RAVENS (DB).

On 7/7 at Moraine State Park, sightings included 20 PURPLE MARTINS, 2 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS (KD).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At Miller's Pond on 7/7, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (MV).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 6/27 in West Springfield, 1-2 SANDHILL CRANES (JM).

At Presque Isle State Park on 6/29-6/30, 1-2 AMERICAN AVOCETS; on 7/1, 2 WILLETS; on 7/3, 3 WHIMBRELS; on 7/5, 1 WILLET; on 7/7, 1 MARBLED GODWIT (JM).


GREENE COUNTY:

On 6/30 along the Greene River Trail at Rices Landing, WORM-EATING WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS (JF).


MERCER COUNTY:

Along Tower Road on 6/29, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (MV).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Date: 7/17/18 11:25 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Late Report, Deer Valley YMCA Camp, Somerset County, 7/11 -13/18
Deer Valley YMCA Camp is at the foot of Mt. Davis, near Meyersdale, in Somerset County.
Susie Solomon was the observer, and asked me to report these birds:Spotted Sandpiper 2Yellow-bellied SapsuckerAcadian FlycatcherWillow FlycatcherLeast FlycatcherGreat Crested Flycatcher Eastern KingbirdVeeryHermit ThrushWood ThrushOvenbirdBlack-and-white WarblerCommon YellowthroatAmerican RedstartNorthern ParulaMagnolia WarblerYellow WarblerChestnut-sided  WarblerBlack-throated Blue WarblerBroadwinged HawkOspreyBald Eagle
Submitted by  J. Solomon, 

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Date: 7/17/18 11:04 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Duck Hollow Today, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Bonaparte's Gull and Common Merg persist
The Bonaparte's Gull and Common Merganser that have been hanging around Duck Hollow were still present this morning.
A Spotted Sandpiper was also present.
Jack Solomon, withSusan Solomon


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Date: 7/16/18 3:09 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Grebe, Northampton County
I know this is no big rarity but it's a slow time of the year, so if anyone's interested the pied billed grebe was still at the St. Lukes Hospital pond ( left off Freemansburg Avenue after making a right off Rt. 33s between Bethlehem and Easton): at 1:15.this afternoon. I was just about to leave the sweltering heat when I saw what looked to be it in the reeds across the pond. And then it came out and was grabbing insects or other invertebrates on the surface of the water.    Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 7/16/18 3:05 pm
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dickcissels, Blue Grosbeak, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lancaster County
This morning along Mt. Eden road, a half mile east of Rt. 472, at a horse farm, I heard and saw 2 Dickcissels, a Blue Grosbeak, and a singing Grasshopper Sparrow, as well as Chipping Sparrows, Mockingbirds, Purple Martins, Barn Swallows, American Goldfinches, etc.  One field was somewhat weedy, not mowed too recently, within a fenced in area, apparently for grazing horses.  Earlier, I didn’t find the spoonbill.


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Date: 7/16/18 11:38 am
From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Franklin's Gull - Lancaster
A short digi-video of the Franklin's Gull on the rocks below the Rt. 462 bridge, before it disappeared from view, is at this link:

https://flic.kr/p/27NEdrK


overview page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/

Good birding,

-Meredith Lombard


On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:45:59 -0400, Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> wrote:

>This morning Mike Epler and I found an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL at the
>Conejohela Flats near Washington Boro, Lancaster. We only saw it briefly
>and distantly, and Meredith Lombard made a great refind mid-morning of the
>bird at the rocks out from Blue Ln a mile south of Columbia where it stayed
>into the early afternoon. Mike and I were able to paddle down to the bird
>while it loafed and obtain some photos. Hopefully this bird will hang
>around the area, so best of luck if you search for it!
>
>https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47209810
>
>Zach Millen
>New Holland
 

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Date: 7/16/18 10:55 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Re: American Avocet - Armstrong County
The Avocet was still present at about 1:15PM when I left, however it had moved to the far end of the beach near the tip of the peninsula, which is quite close to the swimming area. As more people show up to swim, it is likely to get chased off. If anyone tries for the bird this evening and it is not on or near the peninsula, check up the sides of the peninsula and across the lake near the cove, but then if no luck, you can also try the mudflats near the backwaters as many shorebirds that get chased off the peninsula end up there. To get a view of the flats requires a scope and a medium hike. Go down to the boat launch and walk (or drive if gate open) up the road past the boat launch to the campground. Then take Laurel Point trail out towards the back of the lake. There is an upper trail and a lower old road grade. The lower trail is more direct and goes along the lakeshore except it has many trees down and is more difficult, so I would recommend taking the higher path and then upon arriving at the first large ravine, go down the ravine to the edge of the lake and from the flat area at the bottom of the ravine, scope across the lake to the mudflats.

Alan Buriak



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Date: 7/16/18 11:45 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] American Avocet - Armstrong County

There is currently an American Avocet at the beach on the peninsula at Crooked Creek Lake, Armstrong County, found this morning by Marge Van Tassel and still present.

Alan Buriak



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Date: 7/16/18 8:45 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: American Avocet - Armstrong County
There is currently an American Avocet at the beach on the peninsula at Crooked Creek Lake, Armstrong County, found this morning by Marge Van Tassel and still present.

Alan Buriak



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 7/16/18 4:49 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: common nighthawks over Pittsburgh
We were in Shadyside last week, and again on Saturday, and heard the welcome sound of nighthawk.


Jerry Kruth
Pgh
 

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Date: 7/16/18 4:42 am
From: Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...>
Subject: Backyard breeding season - Plumstead Twp., Bucks County
This summer has been the most prolific I can remember in terms of my regular residents raising young. I think just about each bird species has raised a brood or two. I just saw a juvenile Red Bellied Woodpecker at the peanut feeder. Chickadees, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Downy Woodpeckers, Catbirds, House and Carolina Wrens, Robins, Titmice, etc. have all raised young here in the last several months. I do see White Breasted Nuthatch, but no juveniles so far.
Lots of excitement last Saturday when a large Black bear strolled by, just feet from where I was sitting inside.


Lisa Dziuban
Bucks County
 

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Date: 7/15/18 9:42 pm
From: Scott Kinzey <0000007977429723-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Common Nighthawk Peent and Boom Sounds
     I spent some time making recordings of Common Nighthawk peent and booms sounds in Oakmont, Allegheny County yesterday evening.  Peent and Boom activity was strong from about 9:30pm to about 9:55pm when they went silent.  Three of the best recordings are attached to my eBird list at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47220864.
How can I fix this word wrap problem?  I tried switching from yahoo mail to gmail and still have problem.

Scott KinzeyAllegheny County

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Date: 7/15/18 6:34 pm
From: Pamela Fisher <kpfisher5560...>
Subject: Re: Franklin's Gull - Lancaster
I was there from 4:40-6:15 with no sign of the bird.

On Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 7:46 PM Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> wrote:

> This morning Mike Epler and I found an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL at the
> Conejohela Flats near Washington Boro, Lancaster. We only saw it briefly
> and distantly, and Meredith Lombard made a great refind mid-morning of the
> bird at the rocks out from Blue Ln a mile south of Columbia where it stayed
> into the early afternoon. Mike and I were able to paddle down to the bird
> while it loafed and obtain some photos. Hopefully this bird will hang
> around the area, so best of luck if you search for it!
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47209810
>
> Zach Millen
> New Holland
>
 

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Date: 7/15/18 5:43 pm
From: Dallas DiLeo <dileod...>
Subject: Allegheny Cty N Flickers
Yesterday and this morning I had a male Northern Flicker at the suet
feeder trying to duke it out with a bunch of Starlings including loudly
begging juvies.
I did get a beak to beak pic but not with the phone/easy sharing.
After our brief deluge at 5:15, I brought the suet in, and just now the
male and female NOFLs showed up.
This was my first hot weather record of them in the yard, I believe.
Usually see them when snow's on the ground.

Dallas DiLeo
Pittsburgh, So Hills
 

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Date: 7/15/18 5:14 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported from Gull Point at Presque Isle S.P., Pa.


American Avocet 2; July 10
1; July 14
32; July 15

Willet up to 3; July 13 to 15

Whimbrel 1 or 2; July 14 & 15

Baird's Sandpiper 1 or 2; July 14 & 15 (early)

Stilt Sandpiper 1; July 15


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

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Date: 7/15/18 4:46 pm
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Franklin's Gull - Lancaster
This morning Mike Epler and I found an adult FRANKLIN'S GULL at the
Conejohela Flats near Washington Boro, Lancaster. We only saw it briefly
and distantly, and Meredith Lombard made a great refind mid-morning of the
bird at the rocks out from Blue Ln a mile south of Columbia where it stayed
into the early afternoon. Mike and I were able to paddle down to the bird
while it loafed and obtain some photos. Hopefully this bird will hang
around the area, so best of luck if you search for it!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47209810

Zach Millen
New Holland
 

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Date: 7/15/18 3:26 pm
From: Marjorie Howard <birdwatcher108...>
Subject: Greene Co.
This evening while cleaning up the kitchen I glanced out the window and was surprised to see a Dark-eyed Junco.


Marjorie Howard

Waynesburg
 

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Date: 7/15/18 1:52 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: FOY Semipalmated Sandpiper, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I was happy to see seven shorebirds of five species at the Church Rd area
of Green Lane Reservoir this afternoon. The highlight was a FOY
Semipalmated Sandpiper and my first of fall Greater Yellowlegs.

Here is my eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47213918


Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 7/14/18 7:59 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Ring-billed Gull - Beaver Co.
This afternoon there was a adult Ring-billed Gull at the 10th St.
Dam(Beaver R.)

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/14/18 7:51 pm
From: Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red breasted nuthatch
Hello all,

I viewed two red breasted nuthatch at Crooked Creek Park right by the Justice pavilion. A single bird has been reported previously.

Thanks,

Sam Gutherie

Armstrong county.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/14/18 7:37 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Northern Mockingbirds, Clarion Co.
This morning there were a pair of territorial Northern Mockingbirds chasing a crow along the I-80 exit ramp #62 at the intersection of SR 68. For my southern/eastern PA friends, Northern Mockingbirds are not all that frequent in west-central PA.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 7/14/18 8:09 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Lanco - Roseate Spoonbill
as per PA RBA text,

Roseate Spoonbill sighting at Blue Gill Rd in Octoraro Reservoir
reported by Larry Bernhardt. Lancaster County around 9:50am.

chad kauffman, mifflintown.

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Date: 7/13/18 5:36 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Lawrence County - Shatner Road
I was coming home along Shatner Road this evening at 7 pm and in the mud of
the gravel ponds were 12 Sandhill Cranes.

Karyn Delaney
 

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Date: 7/13/18 4:25 am
From: DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...>
Subject: Great White Heron Northampton County
Thanks to Rick Wiltraut for reporting the Great White Heron being seen
on Albert Road pond in Bushkill Township Nazareth.
The heron was still seen this morning around 6:45 and again at 7:00 am

Thanks again Rick
Kathy Sieminski
Plainfield Township
Northampton County.
Nazareth, PA
 

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Date: 7/13/18 3:46 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Re: Glossy ibis at middle creek
Juv glossy ibis is present again this morning at same location as before on
east side if road.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018, 7:26 AM Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> wrote:

> Juv. Glossy Ibis still present this morning on east side of road.
>
> Bruce A Carl
> Akron / Lanc. Co.
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
> Date: Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 3:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek
> To: Jim Fiorentino <masican2003...>
> Cc: <PABIRDS...>
>
>
> Definitely an Ibis on the west side of road just south if williw point. It
> is a juv.not sure which one??
>
> Bruce A Carl
> Akron / Lanc. Co.
>
> On Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 2:02 PM Jim Fiorentino <
> <000000b64eca5c4a-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> There is currently a glossy ibis at the small pond just past the entry
>> road to willow point
>> Jim FiorentinoCornwallPa
>>
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>>
>
 

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Date: 7/12/18 9:30 pm
From: Tom and Nancy Moeller <thosjmoel...>
Subject: Bonaparte's Gull, Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
A probable 2nd year Bonaparte's Gull was seen and photographed on Monday, July 9, by me. Mike Fialkovich also saw the gull and confirmed the ID. It was photographed again on Thursday, July 12, by Lance Mroz, who posted the photo on the Duck Hollow Facebook page, asking its identification. The bird seems healthy and has been in this same area for at least four days. Mike says it may be the first summer record of a BOGU in Allegheny County.

Tom Moeller
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/12/18 11:04 am
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Clarion County- singing Nashville warbler
I had a wonderful treat this morning on a walk nearby to check out part of
the Redbank Valley Trail. On the Sligo spur part of the trail,which runs
from Lawsonham to Sligo, I walked in starting at Rt 68 outside of
Rimersburg and headed towards Sligo. About 1.25 miles in there starts a
pretty extensive area of pine plantings, lots of spruce, a few white pines
as well as scattered birch, aspen, shingle oak along the trail. The soil
is poor with scattered boggy areas, covered with moss. There was a large
pond across the trail with some Norway spruce in areas also. In this
habitat I found a singing Nashville warbler ! A total surprise to me. It
sang persistently from various perches, and I made several recordings to
get a good one. I caught a glimpse but not great. So after getting the
recording I did use playback just 1x and the bird responded immediately. I
got a pretty decent look as it sang and flew to various spots. I saw no
other birds or sign of nesting but it was certainly territorial. When I
returned past here 40 minutes later it was still singing.

This trail was surprisingly pretty with varied habitat and the
surface isn't ready for biking yet but fine for hikers. This bird made my
day and the trail was a pleasant surprise so I will be back there soon.
Once again Clarion County comes through for me with amazing places and
diversity!

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion County
 

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Date: 7/12/18 8:11 am
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Wolf Creek Narrows; Butler County; 07/11/2018
Yesterday I birded and botanized at Wolf Creek Narrows. The Turk's Cap Lily, which is magnificent there was blooming nicely and should be at its peak in about one week. I found a nice variety of birds including a singing Louisiana Waterthrush. My list of bird highlights is below:

Louisiana Waterthrush
Ovenbird
American Redstart
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Blue-headed Vireo
Scarlet Tanager
Acadian Flycatcher
Wood Thrush
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Best Regards ........ Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County

 

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Date: 7/12/18 6:14 am
From: Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...>
Subject: Great White Heron, Northampton County
Just found a Great White Heron near Jacobsburg at the Albert Road ponds. I'm guessing it's the same one reported earlier in month at Seiple's. Land is private but bird easily seen from road.

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Bureau of State Parks
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
 

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Date: 7/12/18 5:07 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Correction!!: Re: PSO annual meeting -- Field Trips
My mistake! ERIE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE is not at Presque Isle but has sections in various places in Crawford County. Michael David will be leading the group to a wide variety of habitats including
forest, brushy areas and marshes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Grove" <dsg4...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>, "SCBIRDCL" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:46:35 AM
Subject: PSO annual meeting -- Field Trips

Have you ever visited Crawford county for birding? If you have, then you know that a fall highlight is shore birds. If you haven't been there, then register for the PSO meeting September 14-16. Field trips will take place both Sunday and Saturday mornings. One of the trips is to the Miller Ponds area with open fields and two small ponds that are attractive to migrant shorebirds. Rare migrants over the years include Willet, Wilson’s Phalarope and American Golden Plover. Other migrants will be sought at three marshes: Geneva, Custards and Hartstown. Or, sign up to visit nearby ERIE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE at Presque Isle. September is peak migration here for shorebirds and warblers. Over 300 different species of birds have been identified on the peninsula throughout the years. There are Eight Field Trips total so check at the website below to see more details of the 8 trips.
Registration ends August 26 and none will be accepted after that. PSO room rates at nearby hotels are available. https://pabirds.org/index.php/annual-meeting


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Date: 7/12/18 4:46 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: PSO annual meeting -- Field Trips
Have you ever visited Crawford county for birding? If you have, then you know that a fall highlight is shore birds. If you haven't been there, then register for the PSO meeting September 14-16. Field trips will take place both Sunday and Saturday mornings. One of the trips is to the Miller Ponds area with open fields and two small ponds that are attractive to migrant shorebirds. Rare migrants over the years include Willet, Wilson’s Phalarope and American Golden Plover. Other migrants will be sought at three marshes: Geneva, Custards and Hartstown. Or, sign up to visit nearby ERIE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE at Presque Isle. September is peak migration here for shorebirds and warblers. Over 300 different species of birds have been identified on the peninsula throughout the years. There are Eight Field Trips total so check at the website below to see more details of the 8 trips.
Registration ends August 26 and none will be accepted after that. PSO room rates at nearby hotels are available. https://pabirds.org/index.php/annual-meeting


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Date: 7/11/18 1:27 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Pied-billed grebe, Northampton County
This morning I had an hour to kill between my husband's appointments so I drove across Freemansburg Avenue (go right after exiting Rt. 33 south between Bethlehem and Easton) to look at a pond at the back side of St. Lukes Hospital. I thought perhaps I would see a shorebird or two but there were none except for several killdeer. However, just as I was leaving I heard an odd call and saw a bird swim out into the water from a small overgrown area on the far shore. It kept lifting its head and calling and either it was an adult male pied-billed grebe in breeding plumage or I was hallucinating from the heat and a pair of old binoculars.
 Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 7/11/18 8:23 am
From: Jim Bonner <jbonner...>
Subject: Re: PABIRDS Digest - 8 Jul 2018 to 9 Jul 2018 (#2018-189)
Brian,

Did you hear about the Avocets on the Southside? I don’t chance birds (much) but if you ever hear of these close, let me know. Along with stilts, they are one of my favorites.

Jim


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Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:00 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: PABIRDS Digest - 8 Jul 2018 to 9 Jul 2018 (#2018-189)

There are 4 messages totaling 104 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Fwd: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek
2. American Avocets--Allegheny County Late Post
3. Jenning Prairie; Butler County; 07/08/2018
4. Call for speakers - DVOC 2019

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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 07:26:57 -0400
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek

Juv. Glossy Ibis still present this morning on east side of road.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Date: Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek
To: Jim Fiorentino <masican2003...>
Cc: <PABIRDS...>


Definitely an Ibis on the west side of road just south if williw point. It is a juv.not sure which one??

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 2:02 PM Jim Fiorentino < <000000b64eca5c4a-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> There is currently a glossy ibis at the small pond just past the entry
> road to willow point Jim FiorentinoCornwallPa
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>

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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 12:58:22 -0400
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: American Avocets--Allegheny County Late Post

Hi


I received a third hand report today of five American Avocets from July 3 at the South Side near the Hofbrau House. A photo was taken.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County

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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:19:40 -0400
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Jenning Prairie; Butler County; 07/08/2018

Yesterday I birded and botanized at Jennings Prairie in northern Butler County. The Red Canada Lily was at its peak and Blazing Star was just starting to bloom. There were lots of birds with many of them singing. My list of bird highlights is below:

Wood Thrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Ovenbird
Hooded Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (feeding on Bee Balm).
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County

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Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 21:30:43 +0000
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: Call for speakers - DVOC 2019

Hi Birders – sorry if this is off topic. The DVOC is beginning to schedule programs for 2019. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Meetings start at 7:30 PM with club business. Presentations run from 8:00 to 9:00. Dinner is offered before the meeting and we continue the discussion at a local pub afterward. Both optional 😊We offer an honorarium for the presentation and small travel allowance.

If you want to give a presentation to the club, please email me off list.

Thanks,
Linda Widdop
DVOC VP/Program Coordinator
www.dvoc.org<http://www.dvoc.org>
<linda...>

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Date: 7/10/18 4:58 am
From: Jim Hill <jaimecolina...>
Subject: White-throated Sparrow - southeastern York County
Yesterday morning just before 10 am, a fledgling White-throated Sparrow
brushed against our 2nd-floor office window and alighted on the window
sill. My wife and I were able to observe it for more than a minute while it
chirped for its parent, which soon came by to fetch it. Yellow lores, white
throat. Have never seen one in the summer here, though they are our most
common sparrow in winter.

--
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​High Rock, ​
E
​ast Hopewell Township​, York County
 

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Date: 7/9/18 2:30 pm
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: Call for speakers - DVOC 2019
Hi Birders – sorry if this is off topic. The DVOC is beginning to schedule programs for 2019. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Meetings start at 7:30 PM with club business. Presentations run from 8:00 to 9:00. Dinner is offered before the meeting and we continue the discussion at a local pub afterward. Both optional 😊We offer an honorarium for the presentation and small travel allowance.

If you want to give a presentation to the club, please email me off list.

Thanks,
Linda Widdop
DVOC VP/Program Coordinator
www.dvoc.org<http://www.dvoc.org>
<linda...>

 

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Date: 7/9/18 10:19 am
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Jenning Prairie; Butler County; 07/08/2018
Yesterday I birded and botanized at Jennings Prairie in northern Butler County. The Red Canada Lily was at its peak and Blazing Star was just starting to bloom. There were lots of birds with many of them singing. My list of bird highlights is below:

Wood Thrush
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Ovenbird
Hooded Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (feeding on Bee Balm).
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/9/18 9:58 am
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: American Avocets--Allegheny County Late Post
Hi


I received a third hand report today of five American Avocets from July 3 at the South Side near the Hofbrau House. A photo was taken.


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/9/18 4:27 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek
Juv. Glossy Ibis still present this morning on east side of road.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Date: Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Glossy ibis at middle creek
To: Jim Fiorentino <masican2003...>
Cc: <PABIRDS...>


Definitely an Ibis on the west side of road just south if williw point. It
is a juv.not sure which one??

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 2:02 PM Jim Fiorentino <
<000000b64eca5c4a-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> There is currently a glossy ibis at the small pond just past the entry
> road to willow point
> Jim FiorentinoCornwallPa
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>
 

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Date: 7/8/18 6:25 pm
From: Daniel and Robin Zmoda <foandla...>
Subject: Northampton County Broad-wing
Second time since May 25 there was a Broad-winged Hawk flying low over the tree tops over the yard. Possible breeder? Other raptors of note today, to and from Easton, both vultures, red tail and two kestrels.
Dan Zmoda
Pen Argyl

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Date: 7/8/18 5:36 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Gull Point at Presque Isle S.P., Pa.

Willet 1; July 5

Whimbrel 3; July 3

Marbled Godwit 1; July 7


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

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Date: 7/7/18 9:03 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Dark-eyed Juncos, Purple Finches, Clearfield Co.
This evening I watched a Gray Squirrel reap the benefits of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker's labors. The YBSA drilled several holes in our backyard Red Oak, and upon returning, a squirrel was not only lapping up the sap, it was ardently defending the freshly drilled holes from the frustrated sapsucker.
A Dark-eyed Junco pair is once again attempting to nest in an ornamental boxwood shrub planted near our deck. Last year, a pair built a nest in the same shrub, only to be disrupted by a predator.
Also, several Purple Finches have been patronizing my bird feeders almost daily since late March.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 7/7/18 8:19 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: Orchard Orioles, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny Co
We watched a family of Orchard Orioles feeding in the trees on the edge of
the back meadow tonight. I may not have ID'ed the adult female vs juveniles
correctly in the phots but we had a total of 5 including the male.
Purple Martins are continuing in a colony
Photos on ebird.

Harrison Hills County Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 7, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
25 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
Purple Martin 32
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 6
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 6
Orchard Oriole 5 Family group
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47059269

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

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Date: 7/7/18 6:31 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country Trail, North Shore, Jul 7, 2018
Subject: Butler County - eBird Report - Moraine State Park, North Country
Trail, North Shore, Jul 7, 2018

I spent this beautiful morning walking the North Country Trail from the
McDanel's Boat Launch past the dam and partially around the lake, and came
back using some different trails. One of the first birds seen on the trail
across from the Purple Martin houses was a singing Chestnut-sided Warbler
in the apple trees. This is the 4th consecutive year I've found
Chestnut-sided Warblers in this area. The Blue-winged Warbler continues
near the bridge, 2nd year one has been seen there. Also seen were 6 Hooded
Warblers, 12 Common Yellowthroats, and a Least Flycatcher feeding young in
its nest. Complete list below. Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Karyn Delaney



Moraine State Park, North Country Trail, North Shore, Butler, Pennsylvania,
US
Jul 7, 2018 9:40 AM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
41 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Purple Martin 20
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
Cedar Waxwing 3 1 adult, 2 juveniles
Blue-winged Warbler 1 male
Common Yellowthroat 12
Hooded Warbler 6 5 males, 1 female
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 male, singing
Henslow's Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 13
Eastern Towhee 7
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47057661

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

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Date: 7/7/18 3:02 pm
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird...>
Subject: Shenango Lake Propagation Ponds -- Mercer Co
I checked the Propagation Ponds at Shenango Lake for the first time in a
long time. I did not see anything exciting but for those wondering about
the status:
There are some flats present, mainly on the north side, despite the
general high water level. The only shorebird I saw today was a Killdeer.
The tall grass by the parking area and the gate has been mowed recently
so it is easier to avoid ticks and pitfalls on your way to the roadbed.
They seem to mow that every 4 weeks or so.
Steve Sanford
Mercer Co


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Date: 7/7/18 2:55 pm
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Solitary Sandpipers Washington County
2 were present on mudflats behind doctors office. SHOREBIRDS are back in Western PA!!!!
Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/7/18 12:32 pm
From: Marge <marvantassel...>
Subject: Wood Duck Ducklings, etc; @ Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland Co.)
2 female Wood Ducks have duckings (13 between the two)
Eastern Kingbirds nested (don't know how many chicks yet) and
1 Killdeer was sitting on eggs directly in grass/stones by the lower lake's
parking lot;;;
Cedar Waxwings, Orioles, 2 warblers, and other more common birds were
active yesterday as well as
1 Spotted Sandpiper
and there were beautiful "rainbow-looking clouds in the sky overhead)
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
 

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Date: 7/7/18 11:13 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Crawford Co.
This afternoon there is a drake Green-winged Teal and a Greater Yellowlegs
at Miller's Pond

Both birds are in the back of the large pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/6/18 3:56 pm
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Fwd: Sandhill Crane in Centre county
> A friend of mine Andrea Mastro was walking her dog near the Penn State Arboretum and saw a large brown crane with a red cap walking in a fenced-in field near president's home and Park Avenue.
It sounded like it could be s Sandhill Crane and after posting to the State College bird listserve, several people went to check for it.
It was confirmed later in the day and a photo was taken.
>
> Deb
>
> --
> Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 7/6/18 12:24 pm
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Re: Glossy ibis at middle creek
Definitely an Ibis on the west side of road just south if williw point. It
is a juv.not sure which one??

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018, 2:02 PM Jim Fiorentino <
<000000b64eca5c4a-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> There is currently a glossy ibis at the small pond just past the entry
> road to willow point
> Jim FiorentinoCornwallPa
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
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Date: 7/6/18 11:02 am
From: Jim Fiorentino <000000b64eca5c4a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Glossy ibis at middle creek
There is currently a glossy ibis at the small pond just past the entry road to willow point
Jim FiorentinoCornwallPa


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Date: 7/6/18 8:29 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: Whip-poor-wills/western PA
Anyone from Fayette County or nearby areas in southwestern PA know of reliable spots for hearing Whip-poor-wills? I know they were recently reported in Somerset; but I think there is some good territory possibly in State Gamelands 51? Anyone know for sure?


Thanks,

Amy Howe Taracido

Washington Co., PA



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Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:50 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Somerset Co.: Franklin's Gull continues; whips, mammals
 

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Date: 7/6/18 8:03 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 26 June 2018
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE06.26.18

Highlights:
SNOWY EGRET (Erie County)
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Butler County)
WILLET (Erie County)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Somerset County)
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL (Somerset County)
CLIFF SWALLOW
VEERY
WORM-EATING WARBLER
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Sameer Apte, Dave Brooke, Alan Buriak, Jerry McWilliams, Ryan Tomazin.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 through Tuesday, 26 June 2018

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

Transcript-

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

At Harrison Hills Park on 6/24, 2 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, 3 KENTUCKY WARBLERS, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (DB).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 6/23 at the Moor Industrial Park in Monaca, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 6/21 at Glade Run Lake, 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (reported to AB).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 6/21 in Cook Forest, sightings included 6 PINE WARBLERS, CLIFF SWALLOWS, 3 COMMON RAVENS (RT).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle State Park on 6/19, 1 SNOWY EGRET; on 6/23, 1 WILLET (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

At the Volant Strips on 6/21, 19+ BOBOLINKS, 7 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, 1 nearby SAVANNAH SPARROW (RT).


MERCER COUNTY:

Along Tower Road on 6/22, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (MVas).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 6/20 at Somerset Lake, 1 FRANKLIN'S GULL (SA et. al.).

At Mt. Davis on 6/20, VEERY, 8 EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILLS (SA et. al.).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 7/6/18 6:40 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: Joining PSO - error
The Join Page on the PSO website temporarily did not display the Individual
Membership category.

That has now been fixed.

Frank



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Date: 7/6/18 4:50 am
From: Barber, Patricia <patbarber...>
Subject: FW: lesser black-backed gull telemetry
Although Lesser Black-backed Gulls are primarily considered an old world species, PA has long been recognized as the center of the wintering range in North America. We don't know where our birds go during the breeding season which is very unusual for a species in North American. There is only a single new-world breeding record, a male nested with a herring gull in Maine in 2006 and 2007. To help answer the question of where our lessers go during the breeding season and to learn more about their movements, the PGC with the help of numerous volunteers and partners attached telemetry units to adult gulls. We're currently tracking them by satellite. So far 5 gulls have traveled to Greenland and maybe settling in to breed, while 3 gulls remain in eastern Canada. You can learn a bit more about the project and see their movements at , http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/Birding/Pages/default.aspx. In addition, a few birds received standard USFWS bands, that happen to have been painted green. The paint will wear off very quickly but if you happen to see one please don't hesitate to let me know.



Thanks,

Patti
Patricia Barber
Endangered Species Biologist
Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
717-303-4482
<patbarber...><mailto:<patbarber...>
 

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Date: 7/6/18 4:44 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: More on the upcoming issue of Pennsylvania Birds
Just to add to Frank's email, this is one of the largest issues ever with a spectacular article by Gene Wilhelm on the The Greater Sandhill Crane in Pennsylvania. This article describes all aspects of this magnificent bird including the history in PA, its increasing breeding status in PA, biology and some great photos from PA photographers.

The complete list of accepted Pennsylvania Birds is another important article in this issue by Holly Merker, Billy Weber, and Devich Farbotnik of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC).

And the seasonal Christmas Bird Count summary by Nick Bolgiano and the Winter Raptor Survey results of 2018 are also included in this issue.

So don't put off joining PSO or your membership renewal

Deb Grove



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From: "Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology" <PSO...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 7:21:16 AM
Subject: [PABIRDS] PSO renewals (and joining)

The next issue of *Pennsylvania Birds* (Vol 32 No 1), covering Dec 2017 to
Feb 2018 will be mailed within two weeks.

If you don’t want to miss it, renew (or join) now.

You can join at www.pabirds.org

Note: Although we prefer that you renew or join online, you don’t have to
pay online. You can choose the “Offline Payment” option and send us a
check. But by filling out the name, address, etc. online, it insures your
membership data is correct (no typos from me).

Note 2: If you renew now, your membership expiration date will be one year
from your previous expiration date. If you renew after this issue is
mailed, your membership will start with the date you renewed and end one
year from that date. We no longer send back issues to late renewals.

Frank Haas
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Date: 7/6/18 4:22 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: PSO renewals (and joining)
The next issue of *Pennsylvania Birds* (Vol 32 No 1), covering Dec 2017 to
Feb 2018 will be mailed within two weeks.

If you don’t want to miss it, renew (or join) now.

You can join at www.pabirds.org

Note: Although we prefer that you renew or join online, you don’t have to
pay online. You can choose the “Offline Payment” option and send us a
check. But by filling out the name, address, etc. online, it insures your
membership data is correct (no typos from me).

Note 2: If you renew now, your membership expiration date will be one year
from your previous expiration date. If you renew after this issue is
mailed, your membership will start with the date you renewed and end one
year from that date. We no longer send back issues to late renewals.

Frank Haas
Treasurer



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Date: 7/5/18 9:48 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
The Tower Rd. drake White-winged Scoter continues there today

This is the first July ebird report of this specie in Pennsylvania

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/5/18 8:01 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Great Egrets - Crawford Co.
This morning there are two Great Egrets present at the Linesville Fish
Hatchery

The birds are in the back at the spit

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/3/18 3:45 pm
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Subject: An Evening of Birds and WineđŸŠđŸ·

Year of the Bird: Panel Discussion and Reception on Tuesday, July 10th
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Panel Speakers Include:
Robert McGarry: Migratory Bird Treaty Act – What it is and Why it’s important?
Diane Allison: Counting Birds: More than Just Fun!
Devich Farbotnik: Bird Boxes: A Case Study of Kestrals
Armas Hill: Then and Now: Changes in Bird Populations in Bucks County

The Panel Discussion will also include a Wine and Cheese reception, and all attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Birds of Bucks County.

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Date: 7/3/18 7:06 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: Ground Dove photos
If anyone gets decent photos of the Common Ground Dove that was just
reported, could you send them to me for the PSO website?

Include the date and photographer's name.

Thanks

Frank



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Date: 7/3/18 7:04 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: Kelp Gull photos request
If anyone has decent photos of the Kelp Gull from Allewgheny County from
2015 could you send them to me for the PSO website?

Include the date and photgrpher's name.

Thanks

Frank


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Date: 7/2/18 6:58 pm
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: Bank Swallow, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Hello PA Birders,

I was glad to see a FOY Bank Swallow at the Church Rd area of Green Lane
Reservoir this evening. Water levels are slowly getting lower. There is
very little mud so far.

Here is my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46951550

Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 7/2/18 8:33 am
From: Scott Kinzey <scott.kinzey...>
Subject: Correction to Herring Gull Nest Posting
I used the word clutch where I should have said brood to describe the
number of same sized chicks in family groups. I realized my mistake after
I posted and I hope this is more accurate.

Scott Kinzey
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/2/18 7:05 am
From: Aidan Place <aidanjplace...>
Subject: Belated Report-- Sewickley and Imperial Area, Allegheny County
Good morning,

This is a very belated report, but this past Tuesday I made use of my
second day in the US after having moved back to Pittsburgh from Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina to go birding with Jack Chaillet and Sameer Apte in
Sewickley and the Imperial Area.

Sewickley Heights Park and the surrounding areas of the Little Sewickley
Creek held all the usual breeding species (with the exception of Kentucky
warbler which are not present this year to the best of my knowledge) such
as:
Ovenbird
Cerulean Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Veery
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Louisiana Waterthrush

At Snead's (sic?) we also located Eastern Red-backed, Northern Two-lined,
and Jefferson Salamanders.

Imperial has gotten *vastly* more developed since I was last in Pittsburgh,
but held some decent birding none-the-less.
At the main pond and King Road area we had:
Spotted Sandpiper
Killdeer Fledglings
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Savanah Sparrow
Orchard Oriole
Prairie Warbler

Chapman-Westport's efforts to develop the entire area have been sad to
watch but, for the time being, have produced some interesting habitat along
King Road which is supporting Chats as well as a large number of
Grasshopper Sparrows and what feels like thousands of Indigo Buntings.
The Blue Grosbeaks found earlier this season do not appear to be still
present here, apparently having dispersed after they completed breeding.

At a small wetland area on Burgettstown Road we had a singing Swamp Sparrow.

Unfortunately, at Solar Drive, we found the grasslands being torn up by
earthmovers and bulldozers with seemingly most of the areas historically
holding Willow Flycatcher and Bobolink already having been plowed over.

We had no Henslow's Sparrows at West Imperial Grassland, but a singing
Eastern Meadowlark was nice.

Overall, I had 45 county yearbirds over the course of the day; it's good to
be back!

Good birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County (again)
 

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Date: 7/2/18 5:20 am
From: Scott Kinzey <scott.kinzey...>
Subject: Highland Park Bridge Herring Gull Nest Watch Results
I spent about an hour and a half at the Highland Park Bridge along the
Allegheny River in Allegheny County at first light this morning. I
carefully counted the number of adult birds and the number of juveniles. I
came up with 68 adult birds and 29 juveniles. My best estimate on the
number of clutches was 16 or 17 and each had from 1 to 3. If any had four
I missed that in my observation. The young birds hide out of sight much of
the time on the bridge structure. All but one family group were on the
curved arched beams of the bridge or just under. The other one was on one
of the five main bridge abutments. I don't think that they'll be flying for
another one to three weeks, but I don't have a good feel for that timing.
The high count of adult birds was early and some had likely already
dispersed so I think that the number is higher. Counts over 100 have been
possible here for years.
On another note there was a nice swarm of a mayfly like insect that I
had fun photographing. Would like to know exactly what they were. Many
were caught in spider webs.

Scott Kinzey
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/1/18 10:50 pm
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: More Peregrine viewing. Bethlehem, Northampton county
Howdy All,

I was able to spend some time watching the fledgling peregrine falcons
over in Bethlehem again last week.

These birds don't stay around forever so I figured I would give it
another go. As it turns out they are very cooperative when it comes to
casual viewing from the comfort of your car.

From the roof of the parking garage I could see one of the young
peregrines sitting on the top of the power line tower platform. What was
unusual, and it is something I haven't seen before, was that a pigeon
was sitting a few feet away from it on the same platform.

Another young peregrine flew up and landed close to the pigeon. The
peregrine kind of hopped over to it and the pigeon maintained a distance
from the falcon but was still sitting on the tower platform. Perhaps the
pigeon was able sense the young falcons don't yet have the killer
instinct of the parents.

As I watched one of the peregrines would fly over to a tall power pole
with only one perch and the top, and then the other would fly over to
the perch and claim it from the other. Then the displaced bird would
fly back to the powerline tower where the pigeon was sitting. Eventually
both peregrines were sitting with the pigeon and the pigeon decided it
was time to find another place to hang out.

The pigeon jumped off of the platform and flew away in a hurry towards
the mountain. One and then the second peregrine followed in level
pursuit of the pigeon. They were all flying as fast in the direction of
South mountain. Over the course of a few hundreds yards it looked like
the peregrines closed the interval from about 40 feet down to about 10
feet.

From my position and without using binocs it looked the the pigeon
banked left and headed towards some buildings. That is the last I saw of
any of them in this encounter.

I plan to look for them again this week as soon as the heat subsides a
little. It was amazing to see their progress in flying over the last few
weeks as they now seem like strong and pretty confident flyers. They
just have to learn to capture prey now instead of looking at it as a
flying game.

Have fun,

Dave
 

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Date: 7/1/18 4:54 pm
From: Chris Blazo <000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Franklin County Common Ground-Dove
I found a molting Common Ground-Dove at the historic Fort Loudon location. It was sitting on the west-facing fence at the turn about in front of the house and fort.

Chris Blazo
 

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Date: 7/1/18 3:44 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of Note were reported since last Sunday from Erie County, Pa.


Sandhill Crane--up to 2; to at least June 27; West Springfield

American Avocet 1 or 2; June 29 & 30; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.

Willet 2; July 1; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.


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

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Date: 7/1/18 4:45 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Chat & Cuckoo Franklin Co
Two YB Chats on my bike ride, one at the power line(Lindsay Lot) and one at
Heisey Road Orchard. Also the YB Cuckoo vocalization at Heisey Road Orchard.

Good birding,
Bob Keener, Shippensburg
 

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Date: 6/30/18 4:55 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: 2018-19 Duck Stamp
Diane,

You are right, the Duck Stamp will get you into NWR's. Thanks for letting people know who might not have been aware.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
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“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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



> On Jun 30, 2018, at 6:31 PM, dsembello <dsembello...> wrote:
>
> To add to Chad's remarks - I believe a duck stamp will also gain you free entrance to National Wildlife Refuges. Not that they charge much, I usually pay anyway to support. But I've forgotten the cash once or twice, and the duck stamp has saved me.Chad, thanks for the plug as well as the heads up that the stamps are available.Regards,Diane SembelloAbington, PA
> Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> ------ Original message------From: Chad KauffmanDate: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 10:05 AMTo: <PABIRDS...>;Subject:[PABIRDS] 2018-19 Duck Stamp
> Today the new duck stamp goes on sale. It is a great way to put your money where your mouth is and provide and maintain habitat.Even if you aren't a hunter, but enjoy the birds and the areas these places provide for us to enjoy nature, you need to purchase these for yourself, as gifts for hard to get people, etc.By buying from ABA, we also make a point showing our numbers do spend money. I will be buying 2 today. :)http://shop.aba.org/index.php/federal-duck-stamp/duck-stamp-2018-2019.htmlchad kauffman, mifflintown, pa-- ***See our new video https://youtu.be/3gyjkxmmFS4 *** ***Check us out on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kauffmaninsurance/
 

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Date: 6/30/18 4:38 pm
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: July eBird Challenge
Hello PA Birders:

July’s eBird challenge is to submit 31 complete checklists. We are being
challenged to help overcome the deficit of bird sightings that normally
occur in July and to also help document post breeding dispersal. Species
that are habitat specific during the breeding season become more
generalist as they move out. The indigo bunting is a good example and is
described in more detail on the web site. The folks at eBird are
striving to document subtle bird movements in July.

If you are attempting to meet this year’s Checklist a Day Challenge you
should have submitted 181 checklists by now.

Qualified eBird checklists must have counts only and no ‘X’s. I have be
reviewing the raw data from the Migration Count on May 12. Surprisingly
for a count, there were at least two checklists with ‘X’s. eBird would
rather have a rough estimate than record an X. Take a moment to give a
best guess especially when there are under 25 birds. For larger groups
try to count by a convenient group size of 10, 25, 50, 100 or more.

Chuck Berthoud

York
 

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Date: 6/30/18 3:31 pm
From: dsembello <dsembello...>
Subject: Re: 2018-19 Duck Stamp
To add to Chad's remarks - I believe a duck stamp will also gain you free entrance to National Wildlife Refuges. Not that they charge much, I usually pay anyway to support. But I've forgotten the cash once or twice, and the duck stamp has saved me.Chad, thanks for the plug as well as the heads up that the stamps are available.Regards,Diane SembelloAbington, PA
Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
------ Original message------From: Chad KauffmanDate: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 10:05 AMTo: <PABIRDS...>;Subject:[PABIRDS] 2018-19 Duck Stamp
Today the new duck stamp goes on sale. It is a great way to put your money where your mouth is and provide and maintain habitat.Even if you aren't a hunter, but enjoy the birds and the areas these places provide for us to enjoy nature, you need to purchase these for yourself, as gifts for hard to get people, etc.By buying from ABA, we also make a point showing our numbers do spend money. I will be buying 2 today. :)http://shop.aba.org/index.php/federal-duck-stamp/duck-stamp-2018-2019.htmlchad kauffman, mifflintown, pa-- ***See our new video https://youtu.be/3gyjkxmmFS4 *** ***Check us out on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kauffmaninsurance/
 

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Date: 6/30/18 2:43 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Worm-eating Warbler- Greene county
Today we walked along the Greene River Trail at Rices Landing towards 10 Mile Creek. A little over 2 miles in we heard a Worm-eating warbler singing on the steep hillside and eventually got a brief view of it feeding in the leaves. A Hooded and a Yellow-throated warbler a couple of Yellow-billed Cuckoos and a Yellow-throated Vireo were also tallied today along with the usual assortment of summer birds.

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county.
 

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Date: 6/30/18 10:32 am
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Marsh Wren, Lancaster county
This morning I stopped at Middle Creek before church. I was hoping to find the Sandhill Crane that had been seen on Wednesday and Thursday. I dipped on that, but managed to pick up a singing Marsh Wren at stop 4. I also had Prothonotary, Yellow and Common Yellowthroat Warblers, both Cuckoos, both Orioles, Swamp Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher, and Green Heron.

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Date: 6/30/18 10:23 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Worm-eating Warblers - Beaver Co.
This morning I stopped at Montgomery Dam Rd. in Potter

I had close and extended views of a Worm- eating
Warbler that was foraging...I watched the bird capture a Harvestman spider
( Hadrobunus grandis) and another bird nearby was singing

also I saw a Red Fox while I was there

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/30/18 8:50 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: Hayfield that attracted Dickcissels mowed, Lancaster
York County has grassland habitat at a landfill near Stewartstown. Randy Phillips worked with the community and got them to agree to mow only 1/3 of the acreage per year which has worked well to attract the grassland species. Apparently, they did mow the whole area this year because farmers were complaining about getting thistle in their fields. Not sure if that was the true reason or not. We are hoping that they will go back to the 1/3 rule.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
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"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir.



> On Jun 30, 2018, at 11:15 AM, Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> The hayfield that attracted Dickcissels next to the Lancaster airport was mowed this morning. Recently, I had not heard one singing, so they might have left before it was mowed.Grassland birds are getting scarce around here. Fields east of Bird-in-Hand that, in recent years had Dickcissels, Savannah Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, seem to have none now, at least from my recent drive by,limited visits seem to indicate.
> Stanley Stahl
>
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Date: 6/30/18 8:16 am
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Hayfield that attracted Dickcissels mowed, Lancaster
The hayfield that attracted Dickcissels next to the Lancaster airport was mowed this morning.  Recently, I had not heard one singing, so they might have left before it was mowed.Grassland birds are getting scarce around here.  Fields east of Bird-in-Hand that, in recent years had Dickcissels, Savannah Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrows, seem to have none now, at least from my recent drive by,limited visits seem to indicate.
Stanley Stahl

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Date: 6/30/18 7:03 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: 2018-19 Duck Stamp
Today the new duck stamp goes on sale. It is a great way to put your
money where your mouth is and provide and maintain habitat.
Even if you aren't a hunter, but enjoy the birds and the areas these
places provide for us to enjoy nature, you need to purchase these for
yourself, as gifts for hard to get people, etc.
By buying from ABA, we also make a point showing our numbers do spend
money. I will be buying 2 today. :)

http://shop.aba.org/index.php/federal-duck-stamp/duck-stamp-2018-2019.html

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Date: 6/29/18 7:03 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Cuckoos, etc., Koch property, Northampton County
For the last several weeks at times I've been hearing both a black-billed and a yellow-billed cuckoo somewhere near or in the yard . However, I never was able to locate either of them, which I know isn't unusual. But tonight around 6 I took my husband (recuperating from surgery) around the fields and he told me to stop next to a small silky dogwood tree at the edge of a bottom field. In it were several small tent caterpillar nests and feasting on the larvae in one nest just about 4 feet away  from the car was a yellow-billed cuckoo. It paid us no mind, and was still eating when I drove away. A big mulberry tree in the yard is constantly bringing in all kinds of birds, including, among the more common species, both oriole species, eastern kingbirds, willow flycatcher, waxwings, scarlet tanager, and of course rose-breasted grosbeaks. They're still at the feeders in multiples daily. And female hummingbirds are beginning to show up at opening monarda blossoms just like they do every year at this time.  
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 6/29/18 3:41 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
The Tower Rd. drake White-winged Scoter continues there today

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/29/18 12:22 pm
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Subject: BCAS/BCB Year of the Bird!: Panel Discussion & Reception
Year of the Bird!: Panel Discussion & Reception
at Bucks County Audubon at Honey Hollow (BCAS)
Tuesday July 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Inspired by the efforts of the National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BirdLife International and National Geographic Bucks County Audubon is hosting a Year of the Bird Panel Discussion & Reception! Panelist are local birding experts and members of Bucks County Birders. This discussion will be of interest to all birders from beginners to experts and to anyone interested in wildlife and conservation. This is a panel discussion, so the topics will be driven by you; the audience. Please use the following link to register and for further details:
http://www.bcas.org/product/year-of-the-bird-panel-discussion-reception/

Panelists will Include:

Robert McGarry: Migratory Bird Treaty Act – What it is and Why it’s important?
Diane Allison: Counting Birds: More than Just Fun!
Devich Farbotnik: Bird Boxes: A Case Study of Kestrels
Armas Hill: Then and Now: Changes in Bird Populations in Bucks County

There will be a Wine and Cheese reception prior to the discussion, and all attendees will receive a complimentary copies of the Birds of Bucks County.

This event will take place at Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow Visitor Center; located at 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope, PA.

$15 for BCAS members/$20 non-members
 

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Date: 6/29/18 6:29 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
1 Common Merganser  downstream a bit from the lot now.Jack & Sue Solomon

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Date: 6/28/18 8:31 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: Common Ravens Butler-Freeport Trail, Rt 28 Bridge
Tonight we saw 4 Ravens flying and perching on a pier of the Rt 28 bridge
over the Butler-Freeport trail. We heard them first. They flew in under the
bridge deck at times while the others stood on the concrete pier or on the
longitudinal stiffeners above the pier . Possible nesting family. I see on
ebird that others have seen ravens there in past years.

Butler-Freeport Trail at Rt 28 Bridge, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Jun 28, 2018 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
8 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Common Raven 4 On bridge pier. They may be nesting there
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 4
Hooded Warbler 3
American Redstart 2
Yellow Warbler 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46863719

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



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Dave Brooke
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Date: 6/28/18 8:28 pm
From: Bill Etter <billetter01...>
Subject: White "form" of Great Blue Heron, Northampton Co
I ran across a Great White Heron this evening at Seiple's Pond.
Follow the eBird
link <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46861214> for details. I hope it
will stick around for others to see. Several local birders were able to
get good views and photos from a nice, respectful distance Thursday
evening. The flow of extreme southeastern birds into our region lately is
completely fascinating!

View the eBird checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli
st/S46861214

I wasn't sure if I would post this widely due to potential private property
concerns, but decided to take a chance since it's an interesting bird. If
you come here to view or photograph this bird, here are the rules:

There's a small set of store fronts here, right along Rt 329 and adjacent
to the pond. Park in the PAVED lot, but NOT directly in front of the
businesses. Do NOT park in the gravel driveway that goes back to the
farm. Do NOT walk across the gravel driveway to get closer to the pond.
Do NOT walk down the driveway toward the farm. In fact, if you step foot
in any grass or gravel, consider yourself a TRESPASSER. Stay in the paved
parking lot!!! I'm trusting that anyone reading this will be cool and
extremely respectful. We're blessed with amazing optics and photographic
technology. We don't have to be sneaky intrusive jerks...choose wisely my
friends.

I am only aware of a few previous records of this alleged "morph" of Great
Blue Heron in Pennsylvania. I haven't really had a chance to research it
much tonight though.

Cheers,

Bill Etter
Moore Twp
Northampton Co


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Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:41 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Seiple's Farm pond, Jun 28, 2018
To: <billetter01...>


Seiple's Farm pond, Northampton, Pennsylvania, US
Jun 28, 2018 5:06 PM - 6:37 PM
Protocol: Stationary
23 species

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) 1
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 12
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 7
Great Blue Heron (White form) (Ardea herodias occidentalis) 1 First:
if you try for this bird, please please please stay in the small parking
lot at the store fronts along the road. DEFINITELY stay OUT of the driveway
to the Seiples’ farm. Stay off the grass in general, and don’t walk across
the driveway and approach the pond. This would be trespassing! Birders
and photographers have to follow the rules here. I expect that everyone
will be completely respectful of private property!

This was quite a surprise. I saw the bird from the road, and assumed
Great Egret. After parking and before raising binoculars, egret didn't
seem right, but there's always a bit of doubt with a lone bird, at least at
first when there's nothing to compare it to. Main identifications points
that I noticed first were the thicker neck and bill. The bill was orange
below and darker above. The bird stepped out of the long grass and showed
flesh colored legs. Through the scope, I observed a hint of bluish green
on the lores, with the bare parts before the eyes fairly prominent. The
neck seemed too thick for GREG, and the bill seemed too massive. The
plumage was a bit too "fluffy" for GREG overall. The feathering extending
from the upper neck to the base of the lower mandible seemed heavy. I
don't if this last point is a "thing", or just an ID point that I made up.
This bird may have a bit of a limp when it walks.
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 16
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 2
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 Immature flyover
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 40
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46861214

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Date: 6/28/18 5:55 pm
From: Robert DeCandido PhD <rdcny...>
Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch RFI
Last weekend a NYC visitor (Todd Olson) to Chester Co. PA found a Red-breasted Nuthatch on 23-24 June. In NYC in the last few days, we have had Red-breasted Nuthatches in two different parks...and in MA (17 June) and CT (15 June) Red-breasted Nuthatches have been reported well away from breeding areas. Perhaps in unrelated events in the last few days, Purple Finches have been reported in upstate NY (Monroe) and pair today in Newton, MA (28 June) - places where they are not normally seen in summer.

27 June 2018

In the last few days, Red-breasted Nuthatches have been seen in two NYC Parks (see post below to NY State Birds List by Deborah Allen) - in Central Park (24 June) and NYBG (Bronx) on 26 June. This might be another irruption year...as one was also found in Massachusetts (Westport) on 17 June. See below for the first 2016 reports of Red-breasted Nuthatches in CT (17 June at Stratford Point by Patrick Comins) and 26 June (the drive to Westport by Brenda Inskeep). If you recall, 2016 was an irruption year for these birds in the eastern half of the country - and the first reports came from CT in June.

After the passage of a cold front with associated northwest winds would be the best time to look for RBNUs...and one might also look for Pine Siskins as we have not had an irruption year for those birds in several years...
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Sitta canadensis [Red-breasted Nuthatch]. An unusual flight of the Red-breasted Nuthatch was observed here from Sept. 27 to Oct. 23, 1892, the height of the migration being about the middle of October. They were quite common in other sections of the State during the same period. JNO. H. SAGE, Portland, Conn.
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Subject: Probable Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Stratford Point
Date: 17 June 2016
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org

I heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch call a couple of times at Stratford Point today. First from the white pines along the driveway and then from inside the "Coast Guard strip". I never saw the bird. I'm calling it a probable and probably won't ebird it since immature White-breasted can sometimes sound similar, but this sure sounded like an RBNU. Maybe others will have some, as they sometimes show up early in advance of irruption years (hope hope).

Patrick

Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch Stamford
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 17:28 pm
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org

26 June 2016 - this morning there was a Red-breasted Nuthatch loudly vocalizing and seen well at the corner of Shippan and the drive to West Beach in the spruce grove on that corner. It is my 3rd sighting of RB Nuthatch in southern areas this month. Also at West Beach this morning was an adult Orchard Oriole perched atop a tree located directly over the shack in the first parking lot. It has been at this location for three consecutive mornings, reliably at 0600-ish.

Brenda Inskeep in Stamford
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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatches - Central Park, NYC & NYBG, Bronx
Date: Tue Jun 26 2018 11:40 am
From: dallenyc AT earthlink.net

Red-breasted Nuthatches - Central Park, NYC & NYBG, Bronx
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
OBS: Robert DeCandido, PhD

Prompted by the discovery of a Red-breasted Nuthatch in the Central Park Ramble Sunday Morning (June 24) with a photo posted on twitter by @jian_birdcp (see https://twitter.com/birdcentralpark for details), Bob found at least three Red-breasted Nuthatches today in the extensive conifer plantings at the NYBG in the Bronx.

The last time Red-breasted Nuthatches appeared in NYC this early was in 2016, when we found two on Saturday June 25 at NYBG in the Bronx on our Saturday morning bird walk. The following day, Sunday June 26, again on our bird walk, Jeff Ward found one on the east side of the Ramble in Central Park

That same week in June 2016, others had previously reported seeing early arriving Red-breasted Nuthatches in New Jersey as well as Connecticut on their respective state lists. Autumn 2016 proved to be an irruption year for Red-breasted Nuthatches until mid-October when the numbers of birds reported declined significantly in our area.

Twitter, particularly the different alerts for each NYC borough, has been invaluable in getting immediate information out to interested persons - and has helped birders to communicate with each other in real time. Thank You to David Barrett for setting up these alerts.

There does not appear to be any correlation between irruptions of Red-breasted Nuthatches and irruptions of winter finches, as this 2005 post from the Delaware list points out:

"Probably the greatest year for winter finches was 1969-1970, which was also a good year for Red-Breasted Nuthatches. 1977 was another good winter finch year, but there were almost no RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES found. 1982 was a good year for RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, but there were only PURPLE FINCHES in the area. Despite all efforts, there doesn't seem to be a correlation between invasion years for RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES and winter finches. You can get this information from looking at Christmas Count Data."

Bob also found fledged Cedar Waxwings this morning at the NYBG.

Deb Allen

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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch - RFI (CT!)
Date: Wed Jun 27 2018 10:02 am
From: ctbirds AT lists.ctbirding.org

On June 15, 2018 I had a Red-breasted Nuthatch at Sherwood Island SP in Westport, one day only.

Tina Green
Westport, CT
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Subject: What th...? Red-breasted Nuthatch!
Date: Sun Jun 17 2018 13:31 pm
From: skua99 AT hotmail.com

Beeping in my yard on the southcoast. Definately not a local breeder. ...and yesterday, a redstart.

Paul Champlin
Westport, MA
 

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Date: 6/28/18 6:43 am
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Horned Lark, Lancaster County
This morning, all 3 birds were singing along Charlestown Rd. near the New Covenant Christian Church.
Stanley Stahl

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Date: 6/28/18 3:53 am
From: Rich Rehrig <000000fa147293ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Update with Video of Spotted Towhee Vocalization - BSP CarbonCounty
One of the things I love about birding is that I continue to discover and learn new things about even the most common species found right in my ‘backyard’ so to speak. I thank everyone for their PABIRD posts and the emails and texts I’ve received about their thoughts and experiences with similar sightings.

I have entered this fascinating bird as an Eastern Towhee in my eBird checklist, but still wonder if it could be a hybrid, or at last a bird that spent some time with Spotted Towhees learning their songs. I don’t have any recordings yet, but we have heard this bird do other Spotted calls, not just the Chup Chupa Zeeee. I hope those interested get a chance to hear this bird vocalize for themselves. We saw it chasing another Towhee, so it appears it wants to stay and perhaps has a mate.

I will continue to check the area and submit checklists with updates on this bird.

Rich Rehrig
Palmerton, PA

eBird Checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46808242
 

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Date: 6/27/18 9:42 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
I had one memorable instance a few years ago when I recorded a strange call of an unseen bird in the farm area of Deer Lakes Park in Allegheny County. I was flummoxed to the point that I put the recording on xeno-canto.org to solicit opinions and some well-regarded ear-birders spent some time discussing the sound. The recording and discussion can be seen here: https://www.xeno-canto.org/forum/topic/12285

I ended up agreeing with the most popular opinion that it was an Eastern Towhee call. Now that this discussion has come up and I listen to Spotted Towhee songs, the endings of some Spotted Towhee song varieties are mildly reminiscent of the sound that I recorded, the point being that Towhees are quite versatile and intent on confusing birders. This particular case of a bird singing Spotted Towhee song is particularly interesting as it seems at least possible that there is a distant piece of Spotted Towhee ancestry in this bird that might increase the likelihood that it would pull this song from its repertoire, but who knows, of thousands of Eastern Towhees observed singing their own varieties in the eastern US, I suppose that it is inevitable that eventually one will unknowingly mimic a Spotted Towhee song, so maybe it is nothing more than that.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



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From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Date: 6/27/18 12:13 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County

To add to the discussion about Eastern Towhee mimicry,
I made a (poor) recording of one mimicking a White-eyed Vireo, here in Chester County a few years ago.
Short audio clip is embedded into this eBird checklist link:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S24032273 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S24032273>

Good birding,
Holly Merker
Chester Co., PA



> On Jun 27, 2018, at 11:02 AM, Brian Henderson <wbhenderson...> wrote:
>
> Here are a couple of mediocre videos with some Eastern Towhee mimicry on
> display:
> One singing a Carolina Wren song without any additional embellishment:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLn2DsVa2_s
> Another incorporating some American Robin into its song:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JkJENavIMM
>
> Brian Henderson
> Montgomery Co.
>
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Kate StJohn <
> <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Eastern Towhees can also make a variety of sounds/songs that are nothing
>> like there own. I've heard one that sounded like an American Redstart and
>> another that made an artificial noise. He sounded like a bird but he was
>> making a human gadget sound. It took us a while to figure out who was
>> making the sound. I wish we'd recorded it.
>>
>> Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
>> Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
>>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 9:23 am
From: Karena Johnson <kjj.goshawk...>
Subject: Red-Headed Woodpeckers, West Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland Co.
My husband and I just bought a house in West Pennsboro. Today, while
waiting for a repairman, I observed a pair of red-headed woodpeckers in our
new backyard.

Karena Johnson
Cumberland Co.
 

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Date: 6/27/18 9:13 am
From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
To add to the discussion about Eastern Towhee mimicry,
I made a (poor) recording of one mimicking a White-eyed Vireo, here in Chester County a few years ago.
Short audio clip is embedded into this eBird checklist link:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S24032273 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S24032273>

Good birding,
Holly Merker
Chester Co., PA



> On Jun 27, 2018, at 11:02 AM, Brian Henderson <wbhenderson...> wrote:
>
> Here are a couple of mediocre videos with some Eastern Towhee mimicry on
> display:
> One singing a Carolina Wren song without any additional embellishment:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLn2DsVa2_s
> Another incorporating some American Robin into its song:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JkJENavIMM
>
> Brian Henderson
> Montgomery Co.
>
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Kate StJohn <
> <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Eastern Towhees can also make a variety of sounds/songs that are nothing
>> like there own. I've heard one that sounded like an American Redstart and
>> another that made an artificial noise. He sounded like a bird but he was
>> making a human gadget sound. It took us a while to figure out who was
>> making the sound. I wish we'd recorded it.
>>
>> Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
>> Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
>>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 9:05 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Wildwood County Park, Dauphin Co.
as far as anyone has reported, it was seen lifting up and leaving around
3:45pm on monday 6/25 and not refound

hopefully someone finds it again.


On 6/27/2018 12:00 PM, Daniel Bogar wrote:
>
>
> Any recent reports on the immature Wood Stork? I searched around noon
> yesterday without success. Thanks for your help
>
>
>
> Daniel Bogar
>
> Marysville
>

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Date: 6/27/18 9:00 am
From: Daniel Bogar <trichonis...>
Subject: Wildwood County Park, Dauphin Co.


Any recent reports on the immature Wood Stork? I searched around noon
yesterday without success. Thanks for your help



Daniel Bogar

Marysville
 

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Date: 6/27/18 8:02 am
From: Brian Henderson <wbhenderson...>
Subject: Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
Here are a couple of mediocre videos with some Eastern Towhee mimicry on
display:
One singing a Carolina Wren song without any additional embellishment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLn2DsVa2_s
Another incorporating some American Robin into its song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JkJENavIMM

Brian Henderson
Montgomery Co.

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 9:24 AM, Kate StJohn <
<0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Eastern Towhees can also make a variety of sounds/songs that are nothing
> like there own. I've heard one that sounded like an American Redstart and
> another that made an artificial noise. He sounded like a bird but he was
> making a human gadget sound. It took us a while to figure out who was
> making the sound. I wish we'd recorded it.
>
> Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
> Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 6:57 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Link to Nighthawk route and data
Oops, the link did not come through.  here it is: http://www.nightjars.org/routes/729730


Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
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Date: 6/27/18 6:51 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Pittsburghers: Looking to team up for Nightjar Survey
On Monday night 6/25, four of us ran nightjar survey routes in urban Pittsburgh beginning 1/2 hour after sunset (9:24pm) and lasting until nearly midnight.  The routes are 9 miles long with 10 stops (includes starting point). Each stop is 1 mile apart.  I made sure my stops were 1 air-mile apart rather than a road-mile since you can drive a mile here and end up very close to where you began.

Michelle Kienholz & I counted 11 nighthawks on a route in Pittsburgh's East End.  See route and data here:  Route: Pittsburgh East End

Scott Kinzey and Jay Kadane counted 10 nighthawks on a route along the Allegheny River that included, North Side, Strip District and Lawrenceville. 
Traffic noise was a problem at some of the stops. 

Some sites were surprisingly disappointing with no nighthawks at all.  Sometimes it was lack of habitat but sometimes it was a matter of timing.  In my neighborhood the nighthawks are most active about 15 mins before&after sunset but the count protocol didn't allow us to start counting until 30 mins after sunset.  Thus we had a low count here in Greenfield where I heard/saw at least 2 nighthawks only minutes before the survey began.
My best experience was at our last stop on South Side at nearly midnight.  In the Rite Aid parking lot at S.23rd St the light poles are relatively low and the lights quite bright.  We could see big bugs, some like mayflies, floating in the light.  Michelle and I heard nothing in the first minute and thought we were going to strike out.  Then a nighthawk suddenly passed loudly -- and unseen -- over our heads. Quite close!  Right after that we heard the second bird.

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

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Date: 6/27/18 6:34 am
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
I, too, occasionally have downies, a hairy (only  two or three times), orioles, chickadees, titmice, and even once a rose-breasted grosbeak at a sugar/water feeder, although the grosbeak never returned. 
  Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:01 AM, Paul Blank <paulblank...> wrote:


Hi Rosemary,
I have a variety of birds, including downy woodpeckers and chickadees, that
enjoy taking regular "hits" from the humingbird nectar feeders!
Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Joanne George
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 8:17 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.

We have seen this several times here in Franklin County.

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 4:45 PM Rob Blye <rwblye...> wrote:

> I have not seen this behavior myself, but a birding friend told me
> yesterday that she has a woodpecker, I assume downy or red-bellied, that
> comes to the hummingbird feeder regularly and drinks the juice.
>
> *Rob*
>
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
> 610 213-2413 mobile
>
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For the past few days I observed a Downy woodpecker (possibly more than
> one
> > individual) feeding at the hummingbird feeder.  I trained my bino's on
> > it
> > and confirmed that it was indeed drinking from the openings!  Has anyone
> > seen this before?
> >
> > Rosemary Lunz
> > Warrensville
> >
>



 

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Date: 6/27/18 6:24 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
Eastern Towhees can also make a variety of sounds/songs that are nothing like there own.  I've heard one that sounded like an American Redstart and another that made an artificial noise.  He sounded like a bird but he was making a human gadget sound.  It took us a while to figure out who was making the sound.  I wish we'd recorded it.

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

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Date: 6/27/18 6:07 am
From: Barber, Patricia <patbarber...>
Subject: Eagle Nest Survey - data entry requested
The successful recovery of bald eagles is a direct result of the support of the public, demonstrating they value the birds and society's willingness to make the changes necessary to protect them. In recognition of their recovery, Bald eagles were delisted in Pennsylvania in 2014. Since then eagle numbers have continued to grow with pairs setting up nesting territories in new areas and adding new territories near established nests. They are doing so well we're have trouble keeping up with them we need all your help tracking the continued growth of the population!

We need to collect as much information as possible without being overwhelmed by it. PGC has developed a survey map where you can put your data, to improve the ease with which you can share information with us. If you with a smartphone, you can enter your data while looking at the nest, eliminating the need to remember to submit the information once your day has moved on to other activities. Additionally the map fills in the nest name based on where you indicate the nest is on the map, you don't need to know nor can you fill in the site name manually.

If you've checked on any eagle nests this year, please take a moment to enter your observation. The map, https://pgcdatacollection.pa.gov/BaldEagleNestSurvey, is fairly straightforward you'll need to enter who you are, what you saw and when and drop a point of the map for the nest you checked on. The form will populate the nest name based on where you drop your point. Please don't assume a point on the map is in the wrong place, you may be looking at a different nest. If you happen to check on a nest that doesn't appear on the map, that's ok. This map has been in development for a little while and not all the nests have been added yet. If you think your nests should already be on the map but isn't please put something to that effect in the notes section. We'll get the nest locations updated as soon as possible but with eagles doing so well in PA the map will always be a bit out of date. We're very lucky to have this problem!!

Please let me know what works well and any problems you have. I will share any technical concerns with our Automatic Technology staff.

Thanks for all your help,
Patti

Patricia Barber
Endangered Species Biologist
Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
717-303-4482
<patbarber...><mailto:<patbarber...>
 

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Date: 6/27/18 4:33 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Sandhill Crane Middle Creek WMA
There is a sandhill crane at Middle Creek WMA this morning at the cul de
sac looking east in the field north of the pond there.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.
 

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Date: 6/26/18 1:54 pm
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
For what it's worth, at Hitchcock Nature Area in Iowa, which is

close to the Nebraska border near Omaha, I saw what appeared to an Eastern
Towhee singing Spotted Towhee songs. The Sibley Guide to Birds says that
the two species hybridize regularly where their ranges overlap, and that the call
can be like either parent species or blended.


Tim Becker
Grantville
 

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Date: 6/26/18 12:35 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 June 2018
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE06.19.18

Highlights:
CATTLE EGRET (Erie County)
SNOWY EGRET (Erie County)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Somerset County)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
CANADA WARBLER
WORM-EATING WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Clarion County)
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK (Allegheny County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Dave Brooke, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Jim Hausman, Glenn Koppel, Jerry McWilliams, Richard Nugent, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 through Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: GREEN-WINGED TEAL continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In Bridgeville on 6/13, COMMON RAVENS (RT).

On 6/13 in Imperial, 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS, WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (JH).

At Harrison Hills County Park on 6/14, 2+ KENTUCKY WARBLERS, 1 WORM-EATING WARBLER (DB).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 6/12 along the Redbank Valley Trail, 5 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 3 WORM-EATING WARBLERS, 2 KENTUCKY WARBLERS (CW).

At State Gamelands #24 on 6/16, WINTER WREN, 3 MOURNING WARBLERS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (CW).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle State Park on 6/12, 1 CATTLE EGRET; on 6/15, 1 SNOWY EGRET (JM).


MERCER COUNTY:

At the Tower Road gravel pond on 6/17, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (MVas).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 6/15 at Somerset Lake, 1 FRANKLIN'S GULL (MVas).

During the Garrett Breeding Bird Survey on 6/17, 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, 1 WILLOW FLYCATCHER, 3 COMMON RAVENS, 9 CLIFF SWALLOWS, 1 VEERY, 2 CANADA WARBLERS, 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 4 BOBOLINKS (GK).


VENANGO COUNTY:

Along Sandy Creek trail on 6/14, 4 WINTER WRENS, CERULEAN WARBLER (CW).

On 6/19 at Oil Creek State Park, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, PURPLE FINCH (RN).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

Along the Montour Trail on 6/14, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Date: 6/26/18 11:31 am
From: Rich Rehrig <000000fa147293ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Update with Video of Spotted Towhee Vocalization - BSP Carbon County
We found the Towhee with odd plumage in the same location again today and were able to get some video of it doing one of the Spotted Towhee vocalizations.  If interested, please see the checklist link below for video and photos.

Rich Rehrig
Palmerton, PA

eBird Checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46808242
 

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Date: 6/26/18 5:01 am
From: Paul Blank <paulblank...>
Subject: Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
Hi Rosemary,
I have a variety of birds, including downy woodpeckers and chickadees, that
enjoy taking regular "hits" from the humingbird nectar feeders!
Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Joanne George
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 8:17 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.

We have seen this several times here in Franklin County.

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 4:45 PM Rob Blye <rwblye...> wrote:

> I have not seen this behavior myself, but a birding friend told me
> yesterday that she has a woodpecker, I assume downy or red-bellied, that
> comes to the hummingbird feeder regularly and drinks the juice.
>
> *Rob*
>
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
> 610 213-2413 mobile
>
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For the past few days I observed a Downy woodpecker (possibly more than
> one
> > individual) feeding at the hummingbird feeder. I trained my bino's on
> > it
> > and confirmed that it was indeed drinking from the openings! Has anyone
> > seen this before?
> >
> > Rosemary Lunz
> > Warrensville
> >
>
 

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Date: 6/25/18 6:37 pm
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Black-crowned Night-heron, Butler County
A few days ago on 6/21, David Fowler reported a juvenile Black-crowned Night-heron at Glade Run Lake in southern Butler County. His checklist with picture is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46703084

This strikes me as quite an unusual June record, as I thought that Black-crowned Night-herons hadn't bred in western PA for some time, or at least not during the 2nd atlas. Are they breeding somewhere in western PA since the 2nd atlas? Could this bird have fledged early in the season and already dispersed quite a distance and shown up at Glade Run Lake? The habitat there is quite attractive for Night-herons and a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-heron was found at this site last summer, however at quite a later date. Or should it be assumed that the species is breeding at Glade Run or nearby?

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 6/25/18 6:17 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Great Egret, Virginia Rail, Merlin, Clearfield Co.
Early this morning a friend and I took a jog around DuBois and encountered a couple of unusual species during our run. First, we heard a Virginia Rail calling from a stand of cattails in a retention pond behind Martin's grocery store, and on the way back to the vehicles we saw a Merlin fly over the Juniata Elementary School.


Additionally, on the way to work this morning I drove by the swamp along Platt Road and saw a Great Egret perched on a snag above the water. This is the first June record of a Great Egret that I've ever seen in Clearfield County.


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 6/25/18 5:17 pm
From: Joanne George <korpusikgeorge...>
Subject: Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
We have seen this several times here in Franklin County.

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 4:45 PM Rob Blye <rwblye...> wrote:

> I have not seen this behavior myself, but a birding friend told me
> yesterday that she has a woodpecker, I assume downy or red-bellied, that
> comes to the hummingbird feeder regularly and drinks the juice.
>
> *Rob*
>
> Robert W. Blye
> 34603 Doe Run
> Lewes DE 19958-3332
> 302 945-8618
> 610 213-2413 mobile
>
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For the past few days I observed a Downy woodpecker (possibly more than
> one
> > individual) feeding at the hummingbird feeder. I trained my bino's on it
> > and confirmed that it was indeed drinking from the openings! Has anyone
> > seen this before?
> >
> > Rosemary Lunz
> > Warrensville
> >
>
 

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Date: 6/25/18 1:45 pm
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
I have not seen this behavior myself, but a birding friend told me
yesterday that she has a woodpecker, I assume downy or red-bellied, that
comes to the hummingbird feeder regularly and drinks the juice.

*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile

On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> For the past few days I observed a Downy woodpecker (possibly more than one
> individual) feeding at the hummingbird feeder. I trained my bino's on it
> and confirmed that it was indeed drinking from the openings! Has anyone
> seen this before?
>
> Rosemary Lunz
> Warrensville
>
 

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Date: 6/25/18 12:23 pm
From: Rich Rehrig <000000fa147293ff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Spotted Towhee Song - BSP Carbon County
A Towhee with strange plumage was heard singing a (western) Spotted Towhee song this morning at BSP in lower Carbon County. If interested, please see the checklist link below for further info and photos.

Rich Rehrig
Palmerton, PA

eBird Checklist - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46787023

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 

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Date: 6/25/18 12:03 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Great egret at Duck Hollow? Pittsburgh
A few weeks ago someone posted a picture of a great egret at Duck Hollow. Around 1:30 today I was walking to my car and when I came out from under the railroad trestle I saw a very white bird flying upriver rather close to the Duck Hollow side. My brain said Egret?  
I ran to the river to see it but it had already disappeared. Is the egret still around or was I hallucinating?


Kate St.John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 6/25/18 11:30 am
From: bill drolsbaugh <00000046cda72c3b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Microwaved Ospreys How do they stand it ?? Sharon Pa Mercer County
For 2 years now we have had nesting Ospreys here in Sharon Pa very near  the SHENANGO river  on Budd street rt next to the Sharon city garage    The huge cell tower has 3 big arrays on it and 3 power generators  at its base   Which makes me think there is a lot of energy coming out of it   I know that the electrical microwaves are dangerous and I was wondering if any one would know if these birds can withstand the output   They the Ospreys are nesting on the very top of the tower and well may be out of the electrical field  emanations  its amazing  to see.    I have an apt on the 6 th level of at the RIVERVIEW Manor a quarter mile away    and can see the nest profile clearly with my 20x60 scope    There were 3 chicks  one vanished  not long ago  and the remaining 2 chicks are getting ready to try out their wings soon    are we going to have Xmen type ospreys someday ??Will mutations show up???     Bill Drolsbaugh Mercer Co Pa
 

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Date: 6/25/18 11:08 am
From: Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...>
Subject: Unusual Downy Behavior, Lycoming Co.
Hi all,

For the past few days I observed a Downy woodpecker (possibly more than one
individual) feeding at the hummingbird feeder. I trained my bino's on it
and confirmed that it was indeed drinking from the openings! Has anyone
seen this before?

Rosemary Lunz
Warrensville
 

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Date: 6/25/18 7:58 am
From: Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...>
Subject: Best spots for blue winged warbler within 2 hours from Philly?
Greetings all.

Does anyone have information on the best locations for blue winged warbler
within 2 hours (a little over two hours is fine) of Philly? I should have a
full day available for birding a few days from now, and I’d like to
ascertain if there are any spots where I could get them this late in the
breeding season.

Preferably I would be able to have a shot at getting eyes on the bird, but
I know this can be hard at all locations in late June.

Thanks and great birding!

Shea
 

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Date: 6/25/18 6:49 am
From: Stephen Tirone <stephen.tirone...>
Subject: Great-crested Flycatcher, Frick Park, Allegheny County
Heard and had great looks at a Great-crested Flycatcher yesterday about 5pm
somewhere off the Clayton Loop trail in Frick Park. Never heard one in the
Pittsburgh area before, so thought I'd note it.

Steve Tirone
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 6/25/18 3:38 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Re: Dauphin County, juv Wood Stork, Wildwood Lk
Still present this morning just north of bench along towpath trail.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 7:42 PM Tim Becker <
<0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Currently viewing it from The Towpath Trail north of main entrance. Thank
> you Steve Dale for the phone call
>
> Tim Becker
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/24/18 5:18 pm
From: Sherri LaBar <sherri.labar...>
Subject: Monroe County - Freeman Tract Cerulean Warblers
I took a quick detour down the entire Freeman Tract Road this
afternoon about 3:30. Even though birds were fairly quiet, I counted 7
singing Cerulean Warblers. In addition, I heard three more singers
along River Road just south of the Freeman Tract.

Other birds on Freeman Tract:
Red-headed Woodpecker
Black-throated Blue Warbler
N. Parula
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Wood Thrush
Veery
Ovenbird
Hooded Warbler
Am. Robin
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rufous-sided Towhee

sherri labar
N. Bangor, Northampton Co., PA
 

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Date: 6/24/18 4:42 pm
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dauphin County, juv Wood Stork, Wildwood Lk
Currently viewing it from The Towpath Trail north of main entrance. Thank you Steve Dale for the phone call

Tim Becker
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/24/18 2:10 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following two sightings were from Gull Point and Presque Isle S.P., Pa. this past week.


Snowy Egret 1; June 19

Willet 1; June 23



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

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Date: 6/24/18 12:54 pm
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bobwhite, Savannah Sparrows, Lancaster County.
Yesterday, June 23, at Chestnut Grove Natural Area, a Bobwhite called from the boardwalk portion of the trail.  The bird was rather tame, probably released.Today, at the northeastern corner of Lancaster airport at Lititz, 2 Savannah Sparrows sang from the perimeter fence.Stanley Stahl

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 6/24/18 12:16 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: Worm-eating warbler, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny Co
I heard 2 Worm-eating warblers on the steep hillside overlooking the
Allegheny river. They have been heard and seen in both locations for the
past month. I was able to record one of them today and included it in my
ebird report. Kentucky warblers continue to call infrequently in the same
area I've seen them over the past month. I believe I a juvenile in a deep
tangle of brush for a few seconds.

Harrison Hills County Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Jun 24, 2018 10:04 AM - 12:23 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.236 mile(s)
23 species (+1 other taxa)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 2 Continuing on the steep hillside along the
Rachael Carson trail. 1 is close to the Overlook, the other about a quarter
mile further north.
Kentucky Warbler 3 2 singing males in different parts of the park. A
juvenile was seen moving deep in a tangle of undergrowth while a male sang
within 20 yard. The presumed juvenile was mostly dark olive on back and
head with yellow on chest and throat.
Hooded Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46763756

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

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

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Date: 6/24/18 9:31 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Loons - Beaver Co.
This morning there were two Common Loons present at the Ambridge Reservoir

Both birds were immatures and were seen together from the church

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/23/18 3:03 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Falcons - Beaver Co.
This afternoon I stopped at the Moor Industrial Park in Monaca

There was a male American Kestrel perched on top of a telephone pole there
and two Peregrine Falcons were perched on the power line tower that is next
to the Monaca-E. Rochester Bridge

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/22/18 9:22 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: News from the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
Great news! Thanks for the update.

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

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

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



> On Jun 22, 2018, at 8:16 AM, Pennsylvania Ornithologicial Records Committee <porcbirds...> wrote:
>
> The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC) would like to
> announce that the record of the Berks County, PA Black-backed Oriole has
> passed acceptance as a Class I record, after two rounds of voting, and a
> final vote of: 6/1.
>
> While it's not typical for us to make such an announcement on a vote we
> have completed, we have heard from many people in Pennsylvania, and beyond,
> who have been hoping to learn of our decision on this particular record.
> Therefore, we have made an exception for this case.
>
> To briefly sum up our decision: after careful evaluation, and extensive
> discussions, the PORC felt that there was far more evidence to support this
> being a wild bird of natural origins, versus an escaped captive bird.
>
> Thorough research was done by PORC members on this species, and, especially
> on the illegal bird trade in the United States. This included (but not
> limited to) obtaining a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) document that
> listed all avian species detained and seized at the border of the US in the
> last 10 years. In addition to no Black-backed Orioles on this list, there
> were no orioles at all.
>
> Additionally, PORC considered comments provided to us on this individual's
> occurrence in PA, written for us by noted oriole and icterid experts
> (Omland, Jaramillo), each of whom favored this individual as a wild bird.
>
> Dr. Kevin Omland of UMBC, who has been studying new world orioles for the
> past few decades, notes that the Baltimore Oriole is the closest DNA
> relative to the Black-backed Oriole, and said: "Orioles get around. Over
> hundreds of thousands of years non-migratory lineages have made it out to
> nearly every island in the Caribbean and furthermore that lineage colonized
> South America from the Caribbean. Of course Baltimore orioles show up in
> Europe not very infrequently. "
> Dr. Omland also mentioned that because the Black-backed Oriole "barely
> sings", it would make them less desirable for a caged bird.
>
> Alvaro Jaramillo provided the following for our committee (posted with
> permission):
>
> "Like most birds the complete molt is after the breeding season (so late
> summer/fall). My guess is that a cage bird that is released or gets away
> has essentially no life skills, and mortality is extremely high when this
> happens. While commerce in wild birds may be common in Mexico, and right to
> the US border, my guess is that transport of these birds to the north is
> actually pretty darn rare. It is different in communities of Cuban
> Americans in Florida who go out of their way to obtain Cuban Bullfinch for
> example.
>
> The argument over adult male vs young male can be looked at in a
> different manner. Of course young males are much more likely to range far
> from home or have the incorrect “wiring” in their brains to perform their
> normal migrations. However, if this bird wound up as a first fall male in
> essentially any spot in Eastern North America, would anyone realize it is a
> Black-backed Oriole? My guess is no, because the identification is pretty
> tricky at that stage and people are not looking for the unexpected. The
> only time anyone is going to notice this sucker is if it shows up as an
> adult male. For all we know, 30 non adult males have shown up in the last
> decade and no one noticed!!
>
> Regarding patterns of occurrence, many Mexican species for some unknown
> reason show up well out of range to the north and it may be that this is
> increasing in frequency. Some more spectacularly lost than others,
> Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Mexican Violetear, Golden-crowned Warbler,
> Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Red Warbler etc. I think that these and
> various other records make the PA Black-backed Oriole maybe not that odd. I
> would have no problems accepting the bird as wild, this has fewer steps and
> is perhaps even the conservative option if you ask me. "
>
>
>
> *Other points made by PORC Members included:*
>
> * While not known to be a long-distance migrant, this individual appeared
> in Massachusetts (careful feather-by-feather analysis was done by Peter
> Pyle to prove this was the same bird, and provided to our committee prior
> to both rounds), which in itself shows a capability to fly a distance.
>
> * The many photos, especially those in-flight, provide no physical evidence
> of feather-wear associated with a caged bird.
>
> * Black-backed Orioles in non-adult male plumage can make for a complicated
> identification, therefore, it's entirely plausible that others of this
> species may have occurred here in the US, but have been misidentified by
> birders as another oriole species (particularly Bullock's), therefore,
> allowing a potential gap in the understanding of any patterns of vagrancy
> by this species.
>
>
> The PORC would like to thank the many birders who contributed information
> on this oriole to this committee, and particularly the neighborhood in
> Sinking Springs, who graciously hosted the many birders that visited, along
> with the oriole itself.
>
> Respectfully,
>
> The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC)
>
> https://pabirds.org/records/index.php/committee-members/
>
>
>
> --
> The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
> http://pabirds.org/records/
> State Review List: https://pabirds.org/records/index.php/review-list/
 

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Date: 6/22/18 7:02 pm
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: Peregrine viewing opportunity, Northampton county
Howdy All,

Its a good time now to check out the young flegdling peregrines in
Bethlehem since they are still around and are developing their flying
skills.

It looks like 3 have successfully fledged-2 females and a male. I've
seen the two females a few times this week and perhaps the young male
bird. Definitely the male on a few previous occasions.

Anyhow I'm mentioning this because its pretty painless to get as good
look at the young birds flying around and interacting with the parents.

From the roof of the parking garage they are easy to observe. Just look
towards the river. They hang out on top of the old powerline towers that
were used for the Steel. Look towards the river as the ramp takes you
onto the rood of the parking garage to see the towers.

I've watched the birds hang out on the tower and wait around until the
parents drop off food for them They will take short flight and have
circled around to where they were right over my car almost.

If you have any questions feel free to pm me

Happy birding,
Dave
 

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Date: 6/22/18 10:41 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter - Mercer Co.
The Tower Rd. drake White-winged Scoter continues there this afternoon

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/22/18 7:07 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Lawrence County - Volant Strips and nearby
All,


On the way home from Clarion County, I tried the Volant Strips. No Savannahs, Grasshoppers, Clay-coloreds or cranes, but other good birds made up over 30 species in an hour.


Tree Swallow - 12 - many family groups

Barn Swallow - 11 - same

Mourning Dove - 16 - same

Common Yellowthroat - 8

Swamp Sparrow - 1

Warbling Vireo - 1

Field Sparrow - 4

Bobolink - 19 - easily an undercount. At one point, a male flew off of a post and over a tiny patch of grass (literally a 50' square area), and 7 more males flew up from that tiny spot

Eastern Meadowlark - 6 - probably an undercount

Henslow's Sparrow - 7 - exact count

Killdeer - 2


I added one Savannah Sparrow on Old Ash road.


The lotus on No. 2 Mine Road smell out of this world right now, and are just beginning to bloom. Stop for the Swampie; stay for the smell!


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 6/22/18 7:01 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Clarion County - Cook Forest trip
All,


Yesterday, I took a yearly June trip to Cook Forest, and this time I kept a hard count of certain species (sorry, eBird, if I keep track of every single bird I encounter, it is no longer a fun bird trip; it is a research point count...). For the last few years, the number of Blackburnian Warblers has been intriguingly high. Here are the highlights of the nearly 60 species I had there. I have a couple of eBirded reports on there. I birded the campground (very briefly), the Fire Tower loop, Tom's Run one-way, the Boy Scout area one-way, back to the park office, and then walked the Longfellow Trail and the Tom's Run trail 2 miles.


Blackburnian Warbler - 39

Magnolia Warbler - 25

Black-throated Green Warbler - 40

Northern Parula - 3

Common Yellowthroat - 6

Ovenbird - 8

Black-throated Blue Warbler - 8

Pine Warbler - 6

Hooded Warbler - 1


Barred Owl - 3 young out of nest on Troutman Run Road, all vocalizing around/above the car

Broad-winged Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 above mountain across from park office

Red-tailed Hawk - 1


Brown Creeper - 11 - more than I think I've ever had in one day. 10 were singing, one calling, spread out all over


Hermit Thrush - 12

Wood Thrush - 2


Cliff, Barn & Northern Rough-winged Swallows at the bridge over the river


Least Flycatcher - 2

Common Raven - 3

Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1

Blue-headed Vireo - 20+


I had very similar numbers of BLBW, MAWA and BTNW two weeks ago in the spruce belt in Pocahontas County, WV. Go where they are, and they'll be there!


Cheers,


Ryan Tomazin, Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 6/22/18 5:18 am
From: Pennsylvania Ornithologicial Records Committee <porcbirds...>
Subject: News from the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC) would like to
announce that the record of the Berks County, PA Black-backed Oriole has
passed acceptance as a Class I record, after two rounds of voting, and a
final vote of: 6/1.

While it's not typical for us to make such an announcement on a vote we
have completed, we have heard from many people in Pennsylvania, and beyond,
who have been hoping to learn of our decision on this particular record.
Therefore, we have made an exception for this case.

To briefly sum up our decision: after careful evaluation, and extensive
discussions, the PORC felt that there was far more evidence to support this
being a wild bird of natural origins, versus an escaped captive bird.

Thorough research was done by PORC members on this species, and, especially
on the illegal bird trade in the United States. This included (but not
limited to) obtaining a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) document that
listed all avian species detained and seized at the border of the US in the
last 10 years. In addition to no Black-backed Orioles on this list, there
were no orioles at all.

Additionally, PORC considered comments provided to us on this individual's
occurrence in PA, written for us by noted oriole and icterid experts
(Omland, Jaramillo), each of whom favored this individual as a wild bird.

Dr. Kevin Omland of UMBC, who has been studying new world orioles for the
past few decades, notes that the Baltimore Oriole is the closest DNA
relative to the Black-backed Oriole, and said: "Orioles get around. Over
hundreds of thousands of years non-migratory lineages have made it out to
nearly every island in the Caribbean and furthermore that lineage colonized
South America from the Caribbean. Of course Baltimore orioles show up in
Europe not very infrequently. "
Dr. Omland also mentioned that because the Black-backed Oriole "barely
sings", it would make them less desirable for a caged bird.

Alvaro Jaramillo provided the following for our committee (posted with
permission):

"Like most birds the complete molt is after the breeding season (so late
summer/fall). My guess is that a cage bird that is released or gets away
has essentially no life skills, and mortality is extremely high when this
happens. While commerce in wild birds may be common in Mexico, and right to
the US border, my guess is that transport of these birds to the north is
actually pretty darn rare. It is different in communities of Cuban
Americans in Florida who go out of their way to obtain Cuban Bullfinch for
example.

The argument over adult male vs young male can be looked at in a
different manner. Of course young males are much more likely to range far
from home or have the incorrect “wiring” in their brains to perform their
normal migrations. However, if this bird wound up as a first fall male in
essentially any spot in Eastern North America, would anyone realize it is a
Black-backed Oriole? My guess is no, because the identification is pretty
tricky at that stage and people are not looking for the unexpected. The
only time anyone is going to notice this sucker is if it shows up as an
adult male. For all we know, 30 non adult males have shown up in the last
decade and no one noticed!!

Regarding patterns of occurrence, many Mexican species for some unknown
reason show up well out of range to the north and it may be that this is
increasing in frequency. Some more spectacularly lost than others,
Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Mexican Violetear, Golden-crowned Warbler,
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush, Red Warbler etc. I think that these and
various other records make the PA Black-backed Oriole maybe not that odd. I
would have no problems accepting the bird as wild, this has fewer steps and
is perhaps even the conservative option if you ask me. "



*Other points made by PORC Members included:*

* While not known to be a long-distance migrant, this individual appeared
in Massachusetts (careful feather-by-feather analysis was done by Peter
Pyle to prove this was the same bird, and provided to our committee prior
to both rounds), which in itself shows a capability to fly a distance.

* The many photos, especially those in-flight, provide no physical evidence
of feather-wear associated with a caged bird.

* Black-backed Orioles in non-adult male plumage can make for a complicated
identification, therefore, it's entirely plausible that others of this
species may have occurred here in the US, but have been misidentified by
birders as another oriole species (particularly Bullock's), therefore,
allowing a potential gap in the understanding of any patterns of vagrancy
by this species.


The PORC would like to thank the many birders who contributed information
on this oriole to this committee, and particularly the neighborhood in
Sinking Springs, who graciously hosted the many birders that visited, along
with the oriole itself.

Respectfully,

The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC)

https://pabirds.org/records/index.php/committee-members/



--
The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
http://pabirds.org/records/
State Review List: https://pabirds.org/records/index.php/review-list/
 

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Date: 6/20/18 3:16 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Common Loon- Washington county
A Common Loon is present at Cross Creek Park in Washington county. There were two independent sightings of Common Loon in April and also in May on the lake in ebird. Perhaps this is the same bird lingering quite late into June. No matter which Loon this is, it sure has decided to take its good old time heading north.

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 6/20/18 8:40 am
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Oil Creek State Park; Venango County; 06/19/2018
Yesterday Debbie Kalbfleisch and I birded at Oil Creek SP. First we walked on the bike trail and then drove up the hill to the cross country ski area, where in addition to many birds we saw four Red Efts on the trail. Looking down to avoid stepping on salamanders probably caused us to see fewer birds. Our list of bird highlights is below:

Green Heron carrying food
Bald Eagle (adult)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Ovenbird
Blue-winged Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch

Best Regards .......... Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County

 

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Date: 6/19/18 9:54 pm
From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...>
Subject: Re: Somerset Co.: Franklin's Gull continues; whips, mammals
Correction. Southern F.S.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:50 AM, Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
> Jack Chaillet, Tessa Rhinehart, and I chased the Franklin's Gull at Lake Somerset this evening. We had the bird opposite the south boat launch, foraging in the shallows on the other side of the lake. This is very far away from the viewpoint, so a scope is recommended, although we initially found the bird using binoculars.
>
> The continuing basic plumage Common Loon was also still present, below the dam.
>
> Afterwards, we birded Vought Rock Rd. on Mt. Davis for nocturnal birds. Highlights were 2 Barred Owls calling distantly, a flushed American Woodcock, 4 species of calling thrushes (Wood, Veery, Hermit, and robin), a Black-and-white Warbler, and 8 Eastern Whip-poor-wills. The Whips were very vocal, extremely active, and quite approachable; we were able to observe a couple courtship displays and get great looks at them as they sat on the road.
>
> In addition, Jack's bat detector allowed us to identify both Big Brown Bat and Evening Bat, both on Vought Rock Road. Farther up the road near the Mt. Davis summit, we had a calling Northern Flying Squirrel.
>
> Although we got home late, a great and different experience in birding at night in the mountains.
>
> Good birding,
> Sameer Apte
>
>
>
 

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Date: 6/19/18 9:50 pm
From: Sameer Apte <sameerapte1...>
Subject: Somerset Co.: Franklin's Gull continues; whips, mammals
Hi all,
Jack Chaillet, Tessa Rhinehart, and I chased the Franklin's Gull at Lake
Somerset this evening. We had the bird opposite the south boat launch,
foraging in the shallows on the other side of the lake. This is very far
away from the viewpoint, so a scope is recommended, although we initially
found the bird using binoculars.

The continuing basic plumage Common Loon was also still present, below the
dam.

Afterwards, we birded Vought Rock Rd. on Mt. Davis for nocturnal birds.
Highlights were 2 Barred Owls calling distantly, a flushed American
Woodcock, 4 species of calling thrushes (Wood, Veery, Hermit, and robin), a
Black-and-white Warbler, and 8 Eastern Whip-poor-wills. The Whips were very
vocal, extremely active, and quite approachable; we were able to observe a
couple courtship displays and get great looks at them as they sat on the
road.

In addition, Jack's bat detector allowed us to identify both Big Brown Bat
and Evening Bat, both on Vought Rock Road. Farther up the road near the Mt.
Davis summit, we had a calling Northern Flying Squirrel.

Although we got home late, a great and different experience in birding at
night in the mountains.

Good birding,
Sameer Apte
 

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Date: 6/19/18 1:04 pm
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: eBird Report - Garrett BBS Data, Jun 17, 2018 Somerset county
Looks like a great route with varied habitat for the grassland species and then BHVI and CAWA too. You also had some travel miles to get there.
Our 5 PA routes were lower too with species and individuals.
We are now near Athens Ohio to run two routes here the next two days. Summer Tanagers and chats and more WEVI than REVI.
Deb Grove
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 19, 2018, at 3:55 PM, Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> wrote:
>
> This is the data from the Garrett, PA. BBS route. This route starts just outside of Garrett, PA., then winds over Mt. Davis and ends just outside Listonburg, PA. Our total of 58 species was slightly lower than average (63) (and 65 last year) and our total birds was 575, lower than average (673) but higher than last year (534).
>
> Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke
> Butler, PA.
>>
>> Garrett BBS Data, Somerset, Pennsylvania, US
>> Jun 17, 2018 5:20 AM - 9:43 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 24.5 mile(s)
>> Comments: Garrett BBS data, starting just outside Garrett, PA. and ending just outside Listonburg, PA.
>> 58 species
>>
>> Canada Goose 6
>> Killdeer 3
>> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 21
>> Mourning Dove 25
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
>> Chimney Swift 8
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
>> Northern Flicker 3
>> Pileated Woodpecker 2
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
>> Willow Flycatcher 1
>> Eastern Phoebe 5
>> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
>> Eastern Kingbird 3
>> Blue-headed Vireo 1
>> Red-eyed Vireo 32
>> Blue Jay 4
>> American Crow 44
>> Common Raven 3
>> Barn Swallow 31
>> Cliff Swallow 9
>> Black-capped Chickadee 4
>> Tufted Titmouse 6
>> White-breasted Nuthatch 4
>> House Wren 8
>> Carolina Wren 2
>> Eastern Bluebird 1
>> Veery 1
>> Wood Thrush 3
>> American Robin 40
>> Gray Catbird 11
>> European Starling 27
>> Cedar Waxwing 2
>> Ovenbird 8
>> Common Yellowthroat 21
>> Hooded Warbler 3
>> American Redstart 9
>> Northern Parula 1
>> Yellow Warbler 10
>> Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
>> Canada Warbler 2
>> Grasshopper Sparrow 1
>> Chipping Sparrow 10
>> Field Sparrow 8
>> Song Sparrow 24
>> Eastern Towhee 10
>> Scarlet Tanager 4
>> Northern Cardinal 13
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
>> Indigo Bunting 19
>> Bobolink 4
>> Eastern Meadowlark 1
>> Baltimore Oriole 2
>> Red-winged Blackbird 50
>> Brown-headed Cowbird 7
>> Common Grackle 4
>> American Goldfinch 25
>> House Sparrow 2
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46662581
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 6/19/18 12:55 pm
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Garrett BBS Data, Jun 17, 2018 Somerset county
This is the data from the Garrett, PA. BBS route. This route starts just outside of Garrett, PA., then winds over Mt. Davis and ends just outside Listonburg, PA. Our total of 58 species was slightly lower than average (63) (and 65 last year) and our total birds was 575, lower than average (673) but higher than last year (534).

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke
Butler, PA.
>
> Garrett BBS Data, Somerset, Pennsylvania, US
> Jun 17, 2018 5:20 AM - 9:43 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 24.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Garrett BBS data, starting just outside Garrett, PA. and ending just outside Listonburg, PA.
> 58 species
>
> Canada Goose 6
> Killdeer 3
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 21
> Mourning Dove 25
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
> Chimney Swift 8
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
> Northern Flicker 3
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
> Willow Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Phoebe 5
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 3
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 32
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 44
> Common Raven 3
> Barn Swallow 31
> Cliff Swallow 9
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 6
> White-breasted Nuthatch 4
> House Wren 8
> Carolina Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 3
> American Robin 40
> Gray Catbird 11
> European Starling 27
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Ovenbird 8
> Common Yellowthroat 21
> Hooded Warbler 3
> American Redstart 9
> Northern Parula 1
> Yellow Warbler 10
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
> Canada Warbler 2
> Grasshopper Sparrow 1
> Chipping Sparrow 10
> Field Sparrow 8
> Song Sparrow 24
> Eastern Towhee 10
> Scarlet Tanager 4
> Northern Cardinal 13
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
> Indigo Bunting 19
> Bobolink 4
> Eastern Meadowlark 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 50
> Brown-headed Cowbird 7
> Common Grackle 4
> American Goldfinch 25
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46662581
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 6/19/18 5:39 am
From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Youth Scholarship for PSO Annual Meeting
Hello PA Birders,

The PSO Board of Directors, and the PSO Education Committee is pleased to announce that we will be offering a youth scholarship for at least one young person to attend our 3 day annual meeting in September, 2018. https://pabirds.org/index.php/annual-meeting <https://pabirds.org/index.php/annual-meeting>

This young birder will have all of their expenses paid for (hotels, travel, meals), as well as those same expenses paid for one accompanying parent/guardian who attends the meeting with them. This is a great opportunity!

If you know a young birder that would benefit from attending (and what young birder wouldn’t?!), please nominate them for this scholarship! Deadline for submission is AUGUST 1, 2018.

The Annual Meeting provides the opportunity to explore avian habitats in Crawford, and Erie Counties, as well as attend presentations, and meet many birders from around Pennsylvania, and beyond.

For more information, and a link to the scholarship nomination form, see this page:
https://pabirds.org/index.php/education/annual-meeting-scholarship <https://pabirds.org/index.php/education/annual-meeting-scholarship>

Please ask me any questions you might have about this exciting opportunity.

Good birding,

Holly Merker
PSO Education Committee, Chair
 

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Date: 6/19/18 2:30 am
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <000000e695e98431-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Breeding Bird Blitz Lancaster County
PA Birders,



I spent my days during the breeding bird blitz at Middle Creek WMA doing a
different section on each day. A very nice total of 95 species were
identified that included 12 species of warblers. They included ovenbird,
worm-eating, Louisiana waterthrush, blue-winged, black and white,
Prothonotary, Kentucky, common Yellow-throat, hooded, redstart, parula and
yellow. Some other nice finds we're both cuckoo's, barred owl, alder
Flycatcher, chat and blue grosbeak. A very productive four days of birding
at one of my favorite locations.



Bruce A Carl

Akron, PA

Lancaster County
 

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Date: 6/18/18 2:48 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pittsburghers: Looking to team up for Nightjar Survey
I have never done a nightjar survey but am interested exploring this one  in the East End of Pittsburgh. The Nightjar Survey Network at nightjars.org.  However I don't want to do it alone. 

Description of the survey + links for more info here. Timeframe is 6/20 to 7/6. Survey is by car, 9 miles with 6-min stops. Can take 2 hours to do it.  I have not plotted a route yet.
https://www.birdsoutsidemywindow.org/2018/06/13/count-nightjars-by-the-light-of-the-moon/
Please reply privately if you're interested -and/or- if you've done it and have tips on how to do it.


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

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Date: 6/18/18 12:27 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 12 June 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE06.12.18twoweeks

Highlights:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Erie County)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Somerset County)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Erie County)
PIPING PLOVER (Erie County)
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Erie County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
BLUE GROSBEAK (Allegheny County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Sameer Apte, Michael David, Mike Fialkovich, Gigi Gerben, Glenn Koppel, Jerry McWilliams, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 through Tuesday, 12 June 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

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

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUDDY DUCK continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 6/10 in Imperial, 2 BLUE GROSBEAKS, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, PRAIRIE WARBLER, BOBOLINKS, HORNED LARK (SA).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 6/2 in the eastern side of Butler, sightings included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, KENTUCKY WARBLER (MF).

At Squaw Valley Woodlands on 6/2, WILLOW FLYCATCHER (DW).

On 6/3 along the Mars BBS Route, sightings included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 2 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 1 HORNED LARK, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS (GK).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 5/30 at Presque Isle State Park, sightings included SANDHILL CRANE, 35 probable AMERICAN PIPITS; on 5/31, 16 AMERICAN PIPITS, 6 BOBOLINKS; on 6/3, 1 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON; on 6/8 and 6/9, 1 PIPING PLOVER (JM).

In Fairview on 6/1, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (JM).

On 6/3 at Six Mile Creek Park, 1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (JM).

On 6/10 at Erie Bluffs State Park, 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Along the Clover BBS Route on 6/12, sightings included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 3 BOBOLINKS (GK).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 6/1 and 6/8 at the Tower Road gravel pond, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (MVas).

Along the Clover BBS Route on 6/12, sightings included YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 3 BOBOLINKS (GK).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 6/12 at Somerset Lake, 1 FRANKLIN'S GULL (MD).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

Along Beagle Club Road on 6/10, HENSLOW'S SPARROWS (SA).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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