PABIRDS
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7/25/17 3:23 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: Update on Tri-colored heron, York Co.
7/24/17 6:27 pm Amy Henrici <henriciac...> Harmar Bald Eagles, Allegheny County
7/24/17 4:16 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Koch property (nothing really unusual), Northampton County
7/24/17 4:06 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Bank Swallow - Allegheny Co.
7/24/17 12:34 pm PSO <PSO...> RFI: Pennsylvania Rare Bird alerts
7/24/17 10:15 am Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> News: State-Extirpated Piping Plovers Nest in Pennsylvania
7/24/17 8:21 am R.L. Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> Update on Tri-colored heron, York Co.
7/24/17 7:08 am Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> Tri-colored heron, York Co.
7/24/17 6:07 am Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> Tri-colored heron, york co
7/24/17 5:50 am Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> Tri-colored heron, York Co.
7/24/17 5:03 am Sandra Goodwin <chickadd...> Kirby Park, Luzerne County
7/24/17 4:55 am Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Eurasian Collared Dove -Lancaster County
7/23/17 10:46 pm reeser <reeser...> Roseate Spoonbill continues -- Cumberland County -- Conodoguinet Creek, Pine Brook, Hampden Township
7/23/17 8:17 pm Herbert Flavell <herb1013...> Re: Lancaster County
7/23/17 7:52 pm Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Lancaster County
7/23/17 6:00 pm Kermit Henning <0000003ed26bf4fb-dmarc-request...> Ibis
7/23/17 4:35 pm Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Re: Montco Sedge Wren. - Preserve Closed -24-26
7/23/17 1:03 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Lesser Yellowlegs - Lawrence Co.
7/23/17 10:58 am Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lancaster County
7/23/17 8:11 am Nancy Juris <hbgbrdrs...> Bluebirds
7/23/17 7:00 am Matthew Jewell <dronebird...> Montco Sedge Wren.
7/23/17 5:54 am ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...> White Ibis Cumberland Co. continues 7/23
7/23/17 4:46 am ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...> Roseate Spoonbill continues, Cumberland Co.
7/22/17 7:02 pm Kermit Henning <0000003ed26bf4fb-dmarc-request...> Ibis and shorebirds
7/22/17 5:55 pm steve cottrell <miami.07...> Purple Martin swqrm - Chester Co
7/22/17 3:44 pm Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> Re: Lodging for PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
7/22/17 12:31 pm Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Cumberland county, continuing spoonbill
7/22/17 10:29 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: White Ibis in York County - Sunday, July 16
7/22/17 9:56 am David Neimeyer <neimeyer...> Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Lehigh County)
7/22/17 9:44 am Phil Keener <000000761ae5c4e1-dmarc-request...> White Ibis in York County - Sunday, July 16
7/22/17 9:22 am Dave Kerr <dsktc...> White Ibis, Cumberland County
7/22/17 5:42 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Roseate Spoonbill
7/22/17 4:56 am Todd Hooe <hooe...> Roseate Spoonbill YES - Cumberland Co.
7/21/17 1:56 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Shorebirds - Lawrence Co.
7/21/17 1:11 pm Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...> Lodging for PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
7/21/17 12:45 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> White Ibis Continues Cumberland County
7/21/17 11:42 am Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich...> Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
7/21/17 10:54 am steve cottrell <miami.07...> Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
7/21/17 10:40 am Heather Jacoby <greybeh...> Roseate Spoonbill/White Ibis - Lampost Lane/Lisburn Rd.
7/21/17 8:06 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: Sooonbill Continues
7/21/17 8:05 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Sooonbill Continues
7/21/17 6:06 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Washington Co - Osprey
7/21/17 4:30 am Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> eBird Stakeout Hotspot for Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland Co
7/21/17 4:29 am DAVE KERR <dsktc...> White Ibis, Cumberland County
7/21/17 1:22 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 7/21/2017
7/21/17 12:37 am Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Clarion Co- Kentucky and worm-eating warblers- Redbank Valley Trail
7/20/17 6:03 pm Dave Kerr <dsktc...> White Ibis, Cumberland County
7/20/17 2:26 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Beaver Co. Sightings
7/20/17 2:16 pm Karena Johnson <kjj.goshawk...> Re: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
7/20/17 1:33 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> RFI Roseate Spoonbill
7/20/17 1:12 pm Dale Bicksler <0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request...> Re: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
7/20/17 12:48 pm Frank Dickman <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...> Juvenile White Ibis, Lehigh County
7/20/17 12:37 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 July 2017 (two weeks)
7/20/17 12:26 pm Jim Flowers <artsnimages...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
7/20/17 12:02 pm Dale Bicksler <0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request...> Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
7/20/17 11:40 am Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...> Re: Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update?
7/20/17 7:46 am Kruth G <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
7/19/17 6:15 pm <drichards7...> Dickcissel, Fayette Co.
7/19/17 5:00 pm steve cottrell <miami.07...> Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
7/19/17 2:02 pm Kruth G <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Harrison Hills Park
7/19/17 12:36 pm David Neimeyer <neimeyer...> Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Lehigh County)
7/19/17 12:14 pm Barbara Ritzheimer <barbritz...> Why the Spoonbills are here
7/19/17 9:51 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Roseate Spoonbill - Cumberland Co.
7/19/17 9:49 am Daniel Hinnebusch <0000005fca6bddff-dmarc-request...> Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update?
7/18/17 5:09 pm Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co.
7/18/17 3:58 pm Daniel Bogar <trichonis...> Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co.
7/18/17 12:31 pm David Neimeyer <neimeyer...> Herons (Lehigh County)
7/18/17 11:24 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Dauphin County - Egret & Eagle
7/18/17 7:12 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Least Sandpiper, Allegheny County
7/18/17 6:50 am Todd A. Watkins <toddawatkins...> Spoonbill continues, Camp Hill
7/18/17 4:51 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Clarion County Birding and... FISHERS
7/17/17 6:53 pm Dave Kerr <dsktc...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
7/17/17 6:13 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Harrison Hills Park
7/17/17 6:05 pm Dave Kerr <dsktc...> Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
7/17/17 2:51 pm Michael David <michaeltdavid...> Re: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
7/17/17 12:49 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Spoonbill
7/17/17 12:48 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Spoonbill- NOT SEEN Conejohela Flats
7/17/17 12:21 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Vintondale area on Sun Jul 16, Indiana/Cambria
7/17/17 12:16 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Butler-Freeport Trail on Sat Jul 15, Butler
7/17/17 9:40 am Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Lancaster - American Avocets
7/17/17 7:32 am DAVE KERR <dsktc...> Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill - No
7/16/17 7:23 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/16/17 5:23 pm Andy Keister <akeister110...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/16/17 5:07 pm Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/16/17 2:56 pm Jerald Reb <jrebelboy...> Re: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
7/16/17 2:40 pm Annette Mathes <amathes19...> Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
7/16/17 11:41 am Paul Blank <paulblank...> Dickcissels?
7/16/17 10:03 am Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...> Roseate Spoonbill in Lancaster
7/16/17 5:23 am Dave Kerr <Dsktc...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/16/17 4:05 am Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/15/17 3:41 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ring-billed Gull - Beaver Co.
7/15/17 2:32 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Roseate Spoonbill photos, Washington Boro, Lancaster County
7/15/17 1:27 pm Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...> Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/15/17 12:12 pm Mike Epler <jmepler...> Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
7/15/17 11:43 am Dave Leibert <xdave...> Peregrines, Northampton county
7/15/17 11:36 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Roseate Spoonbill - Lancaster County
7/15/17 5:56 am Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Re: More on Spoonbill history in PA...
7/15/17 4:54 am Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> More on Spoonbill history in PA...
7/15/17 4:41 am Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Roseate Spoonbill - Lancaster County
7/14/17 5:42 pm <drichards7...> American Avocets, Clearfield Co.
7/14/17 12:01 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 7/14/2017
7/13/17 4:49 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Westmoreland County Sandhill Crane
7/13/17 8:31 am Barbara Hunsberger <phunsberger...> Off topic - Middle Creek WMA Wildlife Art Show - Lancaster County
7/13/17 7:28 am LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday July 25th, 2017
7/12/17 4:32 pm Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...> Lancaster County Bird Club Photo Contest for Youth and Adults; Deadline is 8/1/2017
7/12/17 4:06 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Merganser - Allegheny Co.
7/12/17 2:36 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Two nighthawks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
7/11/17 7:26 pm Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Clarion Co- Worm-eating warblers, clay-colored sparrow, dickcissels
7/11/17 4:31 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Conneaut Harbor, Ohio
7/11/17 12:11 pm Valerie Barnes <BarnesVa4...> Dickcissel Roundup - Franklin Co
7/11/17 7:20 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> county compilers needed for Pennsylvania Birds
7/11/17 4:14 am Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Clarion Co- mourning warblers at SGL 24- Leeper
7/11/17 3:39 am DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...> green heron Northampton county
7/10/17 7:43 pm tom and sheri <troberts2459...> Re: Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?
7/10/17 2:24 pm Joseph Majdan <Joseph.Majdan...> Sedge Wren: Bucks County
7/10/17 1:17 pm David Brown <davidebrownpa...> My New Online Nocturnal Flight Call Recording Guide
7/10/17 8:50 am Brendyn Baptiste <000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request...> Late Post--Marsh Birds @ Rasselas Marsh--Elk County
7/9/17 7:06 pm Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Re: Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?
7/9/17 1:13 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Sedge Wren - Crawford Co.
7/9/17 11:44 am J. Eric Witmer <flatbirder...> Common Merganser brood, Lancaster Co
7/9/17 6:56 am Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Misc. Breeding Birds, Imperial Grasslands, Allegheny County
7/8/17 7:25 pm Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> dickcissels cont., berks
7/8/17 11:49 am Amy Henrici <henriciac...> Broad-winged hawks, Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny, County
7/8/17 8:43 am <foandla...> <foandla...> RFI birding areas around Hollidaysburg, Blair County
7/8/17 8:07 am Dnadeb <dsg4...> Re: Mifflin County- Dickcissels
7/8/17 12:26 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 7/8/2017
7/7/17 2:46 pm Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich...> Montgomery Co. Lost bird (banded) Conshohocken PA
7/7/17 12:43 pm Oscar Miller <aoscarmiller3...> Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?
7/7/17 12:20 pm Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...> Reason #2 to attend the PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
7/7/17 10:31 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Mifflin County- Dickcissels
7/6/17 9:15 am Gwen Blatt <000000c2d152c856-dmarc-request...> green herons
7/6/17 8:07 am Carole <cjwinslow94...> Butler Co- ? Night-heron
7/6/17 7:43 am Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...> Monroe Co.--5 shorebird species
7/6/17 6:19 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Homestead, Allegheny County, E. Kingbird,
7/5/17 3:14 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Whip-poor-will surveys in Rothrock SF
7/5/17 6:49 am Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...> Clarion Co- Dickcissels
7/5/17 6:14 am Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Yellow-crowned Night-heron; Butler County; 07/05/2017
7/5/17 3:26 am Brendyn Baptiste <000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request...> Independence Day Birds--Elk County
7/4/17 1:56 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Leucistic Starling - Allegheny Co.
7/3/17 2:59 pm Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> American Bittern, Lycoming Co.
7/3/17 2:09 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Great Egret - Crawford Co.
7/2/17 6:49 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Grosbeak comments, Koch property, Northampton County
7/2/17 1:50 pm Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> July eBird challenge
7/2/17 8:38 am steve cottrell <miami.07...> Eastern Bluebird trifecta - Chester Co.
7/1/17 3:08 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Great Egrets - Butler Co.
7/1/17 2:48 pm Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...> Monroe Co.--Northern Goshawk photos
7/1/17 1:49 pm <foandla...> <foandla...> New high count Ravens for yard, Northampton County
7/1/17 9:56 am Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Red-headed Woodpecker; Allegheny County; 07/01/2017
7/1/17 6:48 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Mercer/Crawford Co. June 30th - Dickcissel, sparrows and more
7/1/17 3:08 am Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...> Reason #25 to attend the PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
6/30/17 3:03 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ruddy Duck - Crawford Co.
6/30/17 8:55 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 June 2017
6/30/17 12:37 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 6/30/2017
6/29/17 9:27 am Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...> Dickcissel Invasion Cumberland County
6/28/17 11:50 pm Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...> Re: Dickcissels - Clinton County
6/28/17 7:55 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> PSO Membership Survey
6/28/17 6:49 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Laurel Summit SP/Forbes SF--Laurel Summit area (Somerset Co.), Jun 28, 2017
6/28/17 11:52 am Pabirder1974 <pabirder1974...> Dickcissel meadville pa
6/28/17 10:29 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> Re: Recent Dickcissel appearances
6/27/17 1:31 pm Jason Weller <fishingdude20...> Snyder County - Red-headed Woodpeckers
6/27/17 10:46 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> App to locate GPS readings??
6/27/17 9:58 am Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...> Hummingbird at cattail
6/27/17 8:45 am Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...> Red-headed Woodpecker continues, Monroe County
6/27/17 8:37 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: Dickcissels - Clinton County
6/27/17 5:38 am Brian Schmoke <bjs5067...> Dickcissels - Clinton County
6/26/17 6:46 pm Dave Leibert <xdave...> Woodcock, Ospreys -Monroe and Northampton counties
6/26/17 4:59 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Snyder County - Dickcissel
6/26/17 10:22 am Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> Re: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
6/26/17 6:48 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> YB Chat Franklin Co
6/25/17 1:47 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Mergansers - Beaver Co.
6/25/17 6:15 am Dean Newhouse <dean.newhouse...> Dickcissels, York County
6/25/17 4:16 am Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...> Re: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
6/25/17 3:39 am Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...> Heads Up for John Heinz NWR Birders (Philly)
 
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Date: 7/25/17 3:23 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: Update on Tri-colored heron, York Co.
I looked twice yesterday got the trivolored but was unable to locate it.

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

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 24, 2017, at 11:21 AM, R.L. Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> The Tri-colored heron seen this morning at Lake Redman flew off at about 10:30 a.m. It appeared to fly toward a spot in the lake near Sparton Rd, but it could be anywhere in the emergent vegetation in the lake on either side of Hess Farm Rd. Before it flew it was photographed by Don Wiedman and Chuck Berthoud.
>
>
> I was told by a local photographer that the bird had been seen by a couple of nature photographers yesterday as well, so it may be hanging around.
>
>
> Dick Cleary
 

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Date: 7/24/17 6:27 pm
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: Harmar Bald Eagles, Allegheny County
This morning on our commute to work we saw both immature Bald eagles fly over the Hulton Bridge. It was nice to see them flying around, after watching them grow up on the eagle cam.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 7/24/17 4:16 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Koch property (nothing really unusual), Northampton County
I'm just reporting normal birds, not anything particularly rare. But an adult yellow-throated vireo hopping around an American holly tree in the back yard today was a nice treat. I seldom see them in the yard. The rose-breasted grosbeaks, however, continue to inundate my feeders. Young are coming in by two's or three's along with or apart from adults. At one time this morning there were 11 in view at the same time, five of which were in an open tray feeder. One female that I've been seeing off and on for a week has a good-sized tumor or some sort of abnormal growth on her upper mandible.  It's extremely noticeable but apparently doesn't interfere with her feeding. Hummingbird activity is steady and good at both flowers and feeders. Juveniles of many common species are both in the yard and the fields, including many yellow warblers. A little while ago a young scarlet tanager and eastern towhee were around and a willow flycatcher flew up to the top of one of the snags where it perched for a while. And both blue jays and song sparrows seem to be everywhere except when an adult Cooper's hawk occasionally appears. I never see many accipiters or other raptors, except of course for redtails, over the fields during breeding season but now they're beginning to move around again. , Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 7/24/17 4:06 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Bank Swallow - Allegheny Co.
I stopped at the Flaugherty Run mouth late this afternoon and found a Bank
Swallow there foraging with other swallows

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/24/17 12:34 pm
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: RFI: Pennsylvania Rare Bird alerts
Will the owners/moderators of the various Groupme, etc. Rare Bird alerts
please contact me?

I need updated information for the PSO website.

Thanks

Frank Haas

--
Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
 

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Date: 7/24/17 10:15 am
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: News: State-Extirpated Piping Plovers Nest in Pennsylvania
News release from the Game Commission attached below -- kudos to all
involved!


A YouTube video is available at: https://youtu.be/CTvq3qg-ifw


Regards,

Ted Nichols

Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)


STATE-EXTIRPATED PIPING PLOVERS NEST IN PENNSYLVANIA


HARRISBURG, PA - Absent as a Pennsylvania breeding bird since the
mid-1950s, two pairs of federally endangered Great Lakes piping plovers
returned this year to nest in the Gull Point Natural Area at Presque Isle
State Park in Erie County.


“The return of nesting piping plovers to the Lake Erie shoreline
demonstrates the resolve of the Game Commission and its partners to expand
Pennsylvania’s wildlife community and bring back what time and imprudence
had taken from the Commonwealth,” noted Game Commission Wildlife Diversity
Program Chief Dan Brauning. “It is invigorating to see more endangered
species making a comeback.”


The two nests point to piping plovers recolonizing Lake Erie, as well as a
positive response to ongoing specialized habitat management and improved
environmental health within the Great Lakes ecosystem. The last recorded
piping plover nest in the Erie basin was in 1977 at Long Point on Lake
Erie’s north shore in Ontario.


“This is a testament to dedication and teamwork, not only in Pennsylvania
but throughout the species’ range,” said Brauning. “Their return wasn’t by
chance, or an accident.”

Lake Erie’s piping plover recolonization is a product of regional and local
conservation investment, the culmination of decades of nest-site protection
measures along the other four Great Lakes shorelines and active habitat
restoration in the Gull Point Natural Area over the past six years,
Brauning explained.


“Many have worked tirelessly for years throughout the piping plover’s range
to bring this bird back from the brink of extinction and it certainly is
paying off,” emphasized Cathy Haffner, a Game Commission biologist who has
been involved in Great Lakes piping plover recovery efforts since 2001.


Two piping plover chicks took flight from one of the Gull Point nests. The
second nest was overcome by strong waves the same day the first nest
hatched. The Game Commission rescued the eggs, which were transferred first
to the Detroit Zoo and then to the University of Michigan Biological
Station piping plover captive-rearing facility. Two chicks hatched and will
be released on Lake Michigan in early August.


Shortly after a territorial male was observed there in 2005, the Game
Commission, working with the state Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources (DCNR), developed a Presque Isle Piping Plover and Common Tern
Partnership aiming to bring back to Pennsylvania both beleaguered species.
Other partners include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Army Corps
of Engineers, Audubon Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.


“Achieving conservation goals is impossible without teamwork and dedicated
partners,” noted Patti Barber, Game Commission biologist. “It’s the only
way to bring a project like this to the finish line.”


A 2007 Pennsylvania piping plover recovery assessment, completed by
Haffner, recommended woody and invasive vegetation removal along the Gull
Point Natural Area shoreline to improve recolonization potential, among
other strategies.


A USFWS Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, administered by the Game
Commission, enabled the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and DCNR’s Presque
Isle State Park to start an annual vegetation-control program within 33
acres of the Gull Point Natural Area in 2011.


“The native plant community, including several rare plants, benefited from
treatment,” said Ephraim Zimmerman, a Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
ecologist. “This story is not just about bringing back bird species to
Pennsylvania, it’s also about restoring an entire unique ecosystem.”


Audubon Pennsylvania monitored shorebird presence before and after
treatment with a special eye toward piping plovers.

“Shorebird abundance nearly tripled after invasive plants and other
vegetation were removed,” said Sarah Sargent, Audubon Pennsylvania bird
conservation program manager.


That upsurge included more Great Lakes piping plovers stopping to refuel on
their fall migration to the beaches in the southeastern United States.


“The nesting of endangered piping plovers exemplifies why Presque Isle
State Park is an Important Bird Area,” noted Matt Greene, Presque Isle
State Park manager. “Many years of extraordinary effort from all our
partners led to this truly historic event.”


One of the rarest birds in the Great Lakes region, the piping plover is
slightly larger than a sparrow and found in three geographically separated
populations: Atlantic Coast and Northern Great Plains (protected as
threatened) and the Great Lakes (protected as endangered). The world piping
plover population numbers a little over 4,000 pairs.


Never abundant, but still somewhat common within suitable breeding habitat
on Great Lakes shorelines in the early 1900s, the Great Lakes piping plover
population bottomed out in the late 1980s, when only 17 breeding pairs –
confined to Michigan’s shoreline – were recorded.

At one time, Pennsylvania likely hosted up to 15 pairs at Presque Isle
State Park – the only suitable breeding habitat in the state.

But steep declines in piping plover populations through the 1940s and ’50s
– accompanied by increasing interference from development and human traffic
on beaches and predation – endangered the Great Lakes population.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected the Great Lakes piping plover
as a federally endangered species in 1986. The Northern Great Plains and
Atlantic Coast piping plovers were protected as federally threatened
species the same year.


Federal protection fueled research led by Francie Cuthbert at the
University of Minnesota and University of Michigan Biological Station into
Great Lakes piping plover breeding ecology, limiting factors to
reproductive success, and rearing of abandoned eggs and chicks.


“The population has grown in recent years due to nest-site protections,
such as closing areas to human activities and placing wire fencing around
nests to protect the eggs,” said Cuthbert.


“Young males are the explorers, establishing territories at new sites that
have wide, sparsely vegetated sand and cobble beaches,” she explained.
“Over the last 10 to 12 years, high-lake levels and a growing population
have caused birds to disperse from Michigan to historic nesting sites
across the Great Lakes, like Presque Isle State Park.”


Starting in 1994, Presque Isle’s Gull Point, the farthest point of a sandy
peninsula, was designated as a “natural area” and permanently closed to
seasonal public use, because of its importance as a nursery and rest stop
for migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. A year earlier, it had hosted a
territorial male piping plover, the last until 2005.


“A key factor in setting the stage for plovers to return to Presque Isle
was coordination with the Army Corps to manage habitat in a way that both
preserved the essential conditions for the bird's return and also met the
goals of the Corps and the state park,” said Bob Anderson, USFWS
Pennsylvania endangered species coordinator.


Gone for a generation, piping plover nesting on Lake Erie this year fills
in the historic range map and leads Pennsylvania one step closer to
ensuring future generations will have the chance to hear the bird’s
distinctive peep-lo call along Lake Erie’s shores.


“The return of breeding plovers to Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie shoreline is
truly historic,” said Vince Cavalieri, a USFWS biologist who coordinates
Great Lakes piping plover management. “We had plovers nesting on all five
of the Great Lakes at once for the first time since 1955. The return of
breeding plovers to Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in recent years is a major
milestone in the recovery of this species.”


Tips for helping piping plovers and other shorebirds:

* Follow the guidance on signs and respect all areas fenced or posted for
protection of wildlife.

* Watch these entertaining birds from a distance.

* If pets are permitted on beaches, keep them leashed and away from birds.

* Remove trash and food scraps, which attract animals that might eat piping
plovers and their eggs.

* Do not feed animals on or near the beach. Keep your cats indoors.

* Volunteer as a piping plover monitor, ambassador, or educator.

# # #
Broadcast-quality footage taken by Game Commission videographer Tracy
Graziano of piping plovers and their conservation at Presque Isle State
Park can be obtained by news outlets or viewed at
https://youtu.be/CTvq3qg-ifw.
 

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Date: 7/24/17 8:21 am
From: R.L. Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Update on Tri-colored heron, York Co.
The Tri-colored heron seen this morning at Lake Redman flew off at about 10:30 a.m. It appeared to fly toward a spot in the lake near Sparton Rd, but it could be anywhere in the emergent vegetation in the lake on either side of Hess Farm Rd. Before it flew it was photographed by Don Wiedman and Chuck Berthoud.


I was told by a local photographer that the bird had been seen by a couple of nature photographers yesterday as well, so it may be hanging around.


Dick Cleary
 

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Date: 7/24/17 7:08 am
From: Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tri-colored heron, York Co.
The heron is back at Lake Redman seen from the Hess Farm Rd parking lot closest to I-83.

Dick Cleary

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/24/17 6:07 am
From: Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tri-colored heron, york co
The heron flew off. I'll try to relocate it.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/24/17 5:50 am
From: Richard Cleary <0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tri-colored heron, York Co.
There's currently a tri-colored heron at Lake Redman viewable from the Hess Farm Rd parking lot closest to I-83.

Dick Cleary

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/24/17 5:03 am
From: Sandra Goodwin <chickadd...>
Subject: Kirby Park, Luzerne County
Reported by Bob Wasilewski, July 23:

1) Great Blue Heron 1
2) Canada Goose 25
3) Wood Duck 3
4) Mallard 20
5) Broad-winged Hawk 3
7) Ring-billed Gull 2
8) Rock Dove 5
9) Mourning Dove 3
10) Chimney Swift 10
11) Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
12) Downy Woodpecker 3
13) Hairy Woodpecker 1
14) Northern Flicker 8
15) Great Crested Flycatcher 1
16) Red-eyed Vireo 20
17) Blue Jay 8
18) American Crow 6
19) Fish Crow 5
20) Black-capped Chickadee 6
21) Tufted Titmouse 3
22) White-breasted Nuthatch 4
23) Carolina Wren 6
24) House Wren 2
25) Wood Thrush 1
26) American Robin 38
27) Gray Catbird 30
28) European Starling 8
29) Yellow Warbler 1
30) American Redstart 4
31) Worm-eating Warbler 1
32) Song Sparrow 18
33) Northern Cardinal 5
34) Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
35) Indigo Bunting 5
36) Common Grackle 12
37) Brown-headed Cowbird 3
38) American Goldfinch 8

Cabbage White Butterfly: 5
Monarch Butterfly: 1
Bull Frog: 2
Green Frog (and tadpoles): Lots (of both -- every puddle seemed to be
inhabited by the frogs)
Painted Turtle: 1
Eastern Cottontail: 1
Gray Squirrel: 7
White-tailed Deer: 2
Mosquitoes: Some (but not as many as the wet weather and numerous
puddles might have been expected to have produced)
Cicadas: Theyre singing.
Total Avian Species: 38
Observers: 3-2-1
Hours: 4.25
Weather: Warm and humid with very little breeze and some brief
drizzle; 73-79 F
 

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Date: 7/24/17 4:55 am
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11...>
Subject: Eurasian Collared Dove -Lancaster County
Yesterday close to 2 pm Don Billett photographed one on the wire north of
the Penryn intersection on Newport Road. I have many questions about the
location so it is easier to respond. Both Eurasian Collared Doves yesterday
were along Newport Road. One north and the other south of the intersection..
Good luck.

I have some phone calls in to people I know in Penryn .

Randy C. Miler

Lancaster County
 

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Date: 7/23/17 10:46 pm
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill continues -- Cumberland County -- Conodoguinet Creek, Pine Brook, Hampden Township
Saw the Roseate Spoonbill in shallow water feeding, directly across from
the waste treatment facility "chemical building" at the dead-end of Lamp
Post Lane, from about 4:50 (possibly a bit earlier) to 5:10 PM, today,
Sunday 7/23/17. The bird was still there when we left, but a thunder
storm was brewing.

We had a really clear view of the bird from the treatment plant shore.
The bird was just off the opposite shore in the shallow water next to a
log, moving its bill through the water looking for food. Flexed its
wings once. Wings are clearly very pink. Thanks to everyone who has
posted photos of the bird and information/directions. I figured I'd be
lucky to get myself with binoculars down the bank, so did not have a camera.

I've traveled to Ding Darling on Sanibel Island, FLA many times to see
the Roseate Spoonbills, never ever thought I'd see one a couple miles
from my house in PA! A beautiful sight, but I hope he/she finds its way
home for the winter.

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 7/23/17 8:17 pm
From: Herbert Flavell <herb1013...>
Subject: Re: Lancaster County
Before I retired from the USPS 32 years ago. There was a pair of
Collared Doves nesting every year on my route in North Arlington, N.J.
They were there for 4 or 5 years and nested every year that I saw them.
One year they fledged 3 young. They nested in an Evergreen on Pulaski dr
and 2nd St. I check my flock of Doves as much as I can. There must be
100 nesting in my Evergreens in my back yard and the 5 acres of
Hemlocks.I have had as many as 60 Doves waiting on the electric wire to
be fed in the morning.But so far no Collared Doves. I do have a 100 Blue
Jays you can feed. I go through 2, $7 bags of peanuts a week.

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, PA.


On 7/23/2017 10:51 PM, Zachary Millen wrote:
> A number of birders looked for these doves in the vicinity of the Newport
> Rd & Penryn Rd intersection without success late this afternoon. Hopefully
> they will be refound.
>
> Zach Millen
>
> On Jul 23, 2017 1:58 PM, "Windstream Mail" <randyc11...> wrote:
>
>> Today in Penryn along Newport Road one north-west of the square and the
>> other east of the of the square were 2 adult Eurasian Collared Doves, both
>> sitting about 100 yards apart, the first seen at 10:15 and the other found
>> about 10:20 am . I do not know if they are migrants or a local pair. The
>> first was sitting on high fencing and the second was on an old wooden
>> fence.
>>
>>
>> Randy C. Miller
>>
>> Lancaster County
>>
 

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Date: 7/23/17 7:52 pm
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Lancaster County
A number of birders looked for these doves in the vicinity of the Newport
Rd & Penryn Rd intersection without success late this afternoon. Hopefully
they will be refound.

Zach Millen

On Jul 23, 2017 1:58 PM, "Windstream Mail" <randyc11...> wrote:

> Today in Penryn along Newport Road one north-west of the square and the
> other east of the of the square were 2 adult Eurasian Collared Doves, both
> sitting about 100 yards apart, the first seen at 10:15 and the other found
> about 10:20 am . I do not know if they are migrants or a local pair. The
> first was sitting on high fencing and the second was on an old wooden
> fence.
>
>
> Randy C. Miller
>
> Lancaster County
>
 

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Date: 7/23/17 6:00 pm
From: Kermit Henning <0000003ed26bf4fb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Ibis
I drove by the field at 7:30 this evening and the Ibis is gone. Perhaps the
heavy rains drove him off somewhere - he may return.

Kermit Henning
Mechanicsburg
 

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Date: 7/23/17 4:35 pm
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Re: Montco Sedge Wren. - Preserve Closed -24-26
Just want to let anyone know that is considering going to try and find the
bird at Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve, the area is well signed that it will be
completely closed July 24, 25 and 26.

The signs read "Preserve will be closed for maintenance July 24, 25 and 26.
Please contact Tom Kershner if you have any questions or concerns.
610-353-5587 x503."

Hope this saves someone from driving for nothing.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)

On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 10:00 Matthew Jewell <dronebird...> wrote:

> I currently have a very vocal Sedge Wren at Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve.
> Follow main gravel path from parking lot. Turn right onto purple trail and
> continue past 1st nest box on the right. SEWR is in this general location.
>
>
> ~ m.jewell.
>
 

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Date: 7/23/17 1:03 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Lesser Yellowlegs - Lawrence Co.
This afternoon there was a Lesser Yellowlegs at the Shaner Rd. gravel pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/23/17 10:58 am
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11...>
Subject: Lancaster County
Today in Penryn along Newport Road one north-west of the square and the
other east of the of the square were 2 adult Eurasian Collared Doves, both
sitting about 100 yards apart, the first seen at 10:15 and the other found
about 10:20 am . I do not know if they are migrants or a local pair. The
first was sitting on high fencing and the second was on an old wooden fence.


Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County
 

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Date: 7/23/17 8:11 am
From: Nancy Juris <hbgbrdrs...>
Subject: Bluebirds
Happy news. We have babies in the Bluebird house!

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
 

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Date: 7/23/17 7:00 am
From: Matthew Jewell <dronebird...>
Subject: Montco Sedge Wren.
I currently have a very vocal Sedge Wren at Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve.
Follow main gravel path from parking lot. Turn right onto purple trail and
continue past 1st nest box on the right. SEWR is in this general location.


~ m.jewell.
 

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Date: 7/23/17 5:54 am
From: ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: White Ibis Cumberland Co. continues 7/23
Juv. White Ibis Cumberland Co. continues 7/23Shannon Thompson Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 7/23/17 4:46 am
From: ofdewdrops <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill continues, Cumberland Co.
7/23 Roseate Spoonbill continues, Cumberland Co.
Shannon Thompson Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 7/22/17 7:02 pm
From: Kermit Henning <0000003ed26bf4fb-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Ibis and shorebirds
The Ibis is still in the flooded field on Lisburn Road, and it has the
company of several pectoral sandpipers and killdeers.

Kermit Henning
Mechanicsburg
 

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Date: 7/22/17 5:55 pm
From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
Subject: Purple Martin swqrm - Chester Co
This evening a loud chorus of Purple Martins was heard but not seen from the direction of the neighbor's colony. Suddenly a Cooper's Hawk appeared over the yard, closely followed by a raucous swarm of 40+ Purple Martins, certainly including many newly fledged birds. For the young birds it was likely their first exposure to an accipiter drill. The hawk disappeared, but the swarm circled over the yard for the next 5-10 minutes. The mid-summer evening show of Purple Martins is a welcome treat for those fortunate enough to live near a large colony.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp
 

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Date: 7/22/17 3:44 pm
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...>
Subject: Re: Lodging for PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
I just booked my room and had no problem getting the discount. Meredith was
at the desk.
Rudy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vernon Gauthier" <pabirder...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Lodging for PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17


> Greetings!
> I you have registered and for the PSO Annual Meeting to be held at the
> Comfort Suites in down town Carlisle PA and were told there were no
> special
> rate rooms left at the hotel, you were misinformed. For those attending
> the
> meeting there are special rate rooms still available. To get one for the
> special rate you must call the hotel directly at (717) 960-1000 and tell
> them you are with PSO the 15th and 16th of September. If you should
> encounter any problems ask to speak with Meredith or Kate who will take
> care of you. Special rate reservations must be made no later than August
> 16th. All the information you may need about the Annual Meeting can be
> found at www.pabirds.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.htm
> Vern Gauthier
> Vice President PSO
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County
 

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Date: 7/22/17 12:31 pm
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cumberland county, continuing spoonbill
The Roseate Spoonbill is currently on a gravel bar perhaps 100 yards downstream from the cul-de-sac at end of Lampost Dr. Easy viewing from right down over the bank.

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/22/17 10:29 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: White Ibis in York County - Sunday, July 16
The young white ibis was seen at about 11:00 this morning in the flooded field at the intersection of W. Lisburn and Boiling Springs Rds.

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

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 22, 2017, at 12:44 PM, Phil Keener <000000761ae5c4e1-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Based on an ebird entry (S38232436) with photo from July 16, it appears the Cumberland bird (or another juvenile) was in York County. A group of kayaking fishermen came across it on the Conewago Creek in the vicinity of Pinchot State Park. The date represents a new early date for the county for the few times it has been reported, all prior sightings being in August. Phil Keener PA Birds Compiler - Adams & York
>
>
 

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Date: 7/22/17 9:56 am
From: David Neimeyer <neimeyer...>
Subject: Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Lehigh County)
I just saw the yellow Crowned Night Heron perched in a tree above its
previous location in Haafsville.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer
 

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Date: 7/22/17 9:44 am
From: Phil Keener <000000761ae5c4e1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: White Ibis in York County - Sunday, July 16
Based on an ebird entry (S38232436) with photo from July 16, it appears the Cumberland bird (or another juvenile) was in York County. A group of kayaking fishermen came across it on the Conewago Creek in the vicinity of Pinchot State Park. The date represents a new early date for the county for the few times it has been reported, all prior sightings being in August.   Phil Keener    PA Birds Compiler - Adams & York

   
 

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Date: 7/22/17 9:22 am
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc...>
Subject: White Ibis, Cumberland County
The immature White Ibis was still present at Lisburn Road

and Route 174, Monroe Twp., Cumberland County, as of 0800 this morning.

I saw Michael Schall there when I arrived.



As we were watching the birds, something spooked the Ibis and the

shorebirds, and the Ibis flew closer to us, much nearer than I had seen

it the previous two days.



I have posted today's photos on my Flickr page:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303@N06/





Dave Kerr

Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/22/17 5:42 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill
Being seen in Camp Hill. Must walk downstream along the fence at end o cul de sac. At the moment is across on the east side of the creek.

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

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/22/17 4:56 am
From: Todd Hooe <hooe...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill YES - Cumberland Co.
The bird continues about 1/2 mile south of stakeout hotspot location. From end of Lamp Post Lane, walk along right edge of water plant and take trail along creek. Bird is currently perched with Great Egret on downed tree along opposite shore.

Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 7/21/17 1:56 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Shorebirds - Lawrence Co.
This afternoon I went to Black Swamp and checked out the pond off from Old
Ash Rd.

The water level was low and there is a large exposed mudflat

I found six species of shorebirds there

7 Killdeer
8 Least Sandpiper
1 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper
3 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Solitary Sandpiper

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/21/17 1:11 pm
From: Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...>
Subject: Lodging for PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
Greetings!
I you have registered and for the PSO Annual Meeting to be held at the
Comfort Suites in down town Carlisle PA and were told there were no special
rate rooms left at the hotel, you were misinformed. For those attending the
meeting there are special rate rooms still available. To get one for the
special rate you must call the hotel directly at (717) 960-1000 and tell
them you are with PSO the 15th and 16th of September. If you should
encounter any problems ask to speak with Meredith or Kate who will take
care of you. Special rate reservations must be made no later than August
16th. All the information you may need about the Annual Meeting can be
found at www.pabirds.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.htm
Vern Gauthier
Vice President PSO
 

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Date: 7/21/17 12:45 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: White Ibis Continues Cumberland County
I haven't seen this bird publicized much, and it's a great bird for PA,
so... the immature White Ibis continues at a flooded field at the
intersection of W Lisburn and Boiling Spring Roads. It showed nicely as of
11:30 this morning. You can find room to pull of on both W Lisburn and
Boiling Spring. Unless there is more rain in the next few days the field
could dry up. A lovely person provided me with this map link.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/40%C2%B010'27.8%22N+77%C2%B004'07.7%22W/@40.174397,-77.0710047,975m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d40.174397!4d-77.068816


--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
 

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Date: 7/21/17 11:42 am
From: Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich...>
Subject: Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
I'm glad I read this. Keep digging in regards to them potentially skirting
environmental regulations. I'd also suggest trying to contact Mosquito Joe
and requesting a MSDS report (Material Safety Data Sheet).
I did this once with Lawn Doctor, and they sent me the MSDS in the mail.
Usually if a company here's a civilian use "MSDS" they'll know you mean
business, though you may have a harder time if Mosquito Joe is a sketchy
company.

Best Luck,

Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery County PA


On Jul 21, 2017 1:54 PM, "steve cottrell" <miami.07...> wrote:

> The neighbors who ordered the spraying were away on vacation and didn't
> bother to warn anyone what they would be exposed to. I've been informed
> that Mosquito Joe is a pyramid operation, like Amway. The people doing the
> spraying are possibly unlicensed and probably untrained on environmental
> concerns. What they are doing may be skirting environmental regulations.
>
>
> steve cottrell
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on
> behalf of Kruth G <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
> Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:45 AM
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
>
> Steve,
>
> THANK YOU for having the moral fortitude to confront those purveyors of
> death. Wouldn't be a bad idea to ask your neighbor if he knows what he's
> gotten into.
>
> Most peole would have just walked inside and peered out the window.
>
> jk
> Pgh
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 8:00 pm
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
>
> This morning while tending the home bird sanctuary, a Mosquito Joe truck
> pulled up and parked in the neighbor's driveway. Shortly after two gas
> mask-donned gentlemen began high pressure power spraying of anything that
> was green on the neighbor's property. I walked across and asked them if
> they knew they were spraying in the middle of nesting season, and that
> nests of many species of birds were all around. I received no response,
> but the spraying stopped and the gentlemen drove off without my asking them
> to.
>
>
> steve cottrell
>
> London Britain Twp
>
 

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Date: 7/21/17 10:54 am
From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
Subject: Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
The neighbors who ordered the spraying were away on vacation and didn't bother to warn anyone what they would be exposed to. I've been informed that Mosquito Joe is a pyramid operation, like Amway. The people doing the spraying are possibly unlicensed and probably untrained on environmental concerns. What they are doing may be skirting environmental regulations.


steve cottrell



________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Kruth G <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:45 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Mosquito Joe - Chester Co

Steve,

THANK YOU for having the moral fortitude to confront those purveyors of death. Wouldn't be a bad idea to ask your neighbor if he knows what he's gotten into.

Most peole would have just walked inside and peered out the window.

jk
Pgh







-----Original Message-----
From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Mosquito Joe - Chester Co

This morning while tending the home bird sanctuary, a Mosquito Joe truck pulled up and parked in the neighbor's driveway. Shortly after two gas mask-donned gentlemen began high pressure power spraying of anything that was green on the neighbor's property. I walked across and asked them if they knew they were spraying in the middle of nesting season, and that nests of many species of birds were all around. I received no response, but the spraying stopped and the gentlemen drove off without my asking them to.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp
 

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Date: 7/21/17 10:40 am
From: Heather Jacoby <greybeh...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill/White Ibis - Lampost Lane/Lisburn Rd.
Roseate Spoonbill on Lampost Lane, New Cumberland is in the river by the
cul-du-sac on Lampost. My mother was there at about 1:15pm.

She also saw the White Ibis on Lisburn Road around noon.

I'm in Pittsburgh -- she lives in Harrisburg and asked me to share with the
group. I'm hoping this does not cause confusion as I may not be able to
respond to emails for awhile and I don't know the area and did not see the
birds, myself.

--
Heather Jacoby
<greybeh...>
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/21/17 8:06 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: Sooonbill Continues
I meant, thanks Mike!

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:05 AM Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
wrote:

> Opposite water plant, walk along fence, narrow path. Look for scrum of
> Birders.
>
> Thanks, John, for your help!
> --
> Kurt Schwarz
> Ellicott City, Howard County
> kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
>
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
 

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Date: 7/21/17 8:05 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Sooonbill Continues
Opposite water plant, walk along fence, narrow path. Look for scrum of
Birders.

Thanks, John, for your help!
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
 

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Date: 7/21/17 6:06 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Washington Co - Osprey
I was mildly surprised to have an Osprey fly over the car yesterday (7/20) as I was driving on Rt. 19 in McMurray, between Waterdam Plaza light and the light just north at Atria's. Hadn't heard of them nesting anywhere in the immediate region, though there is ample habitat.


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 7/21/17 4:30 am
From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Subject: eBird Stakeout Hotspot for Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland Co
PA Birders,

An eBird hotspot has been created for the location of the Roseate Spoonbill in Cumberland County.

If you reported this bird to eBird from a personal location, please consider merging into this hotspot:

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L6102661/ <http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L6102661/>

Thanks!

Good birding,

Holly Merker
PA eBird Hotspot Team
 

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Date: 7/21/17 4:29 am
From: DAVE KERR <dsktc...>
Subject: White Ibis, Cumberland County
The immature White Ibis continues in the flooded

hay field at Lisburn Road and Route 174.


Dave Kerr

Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/21/17 1:22 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 7/21/2017
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* July 21, 2017
* PAEA1707.21
- Birds mentioned

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
WHITE IBIS (remains found)

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: July 21st at 4:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
Pectoral Sandpiper – 1 on 7/15.

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 7/14.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Common Loon – 1 to at least 7/19.

Sightings from TREXLER PARK, Lehigh County:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 7/18 (immature).

Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 7/18 and 7/19 (immature).

Sightings from the TREXLERTOWN area, Lehigh County:
WHITE IBIS – 1 on 7/17 (remains of an immature found in a private backyard).

- End transcript
 

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Date: 7/21/17 12:37 am
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Clarion Co- Kentucky and worm-eating warblers- Redbank Valley Trail
Probably the last of my breeding bird posts for the year and I'm
surprised I have this one to send. I went for a bike ride on the Redbank
Valley Trail this morning from Lawsonham but headed west and went down to
the Allegheny River at Redbank and back. My purpose was mainly to ride as
I didn't expect to see much but I had two nice finds that I wanted to pass
on.

Probably half way to the river I had a worm-eating warbler singing on
the hillside to the right of the trail. I stopped and after a little
pishing I did get it to show and had a couple nice looks at it in morning
light, no sign of others but it was singing again when I left. This is my
latest record for the summer and the latest in eBird for this species in
the county.

On the way back from the river I stopped at the one bench that is on the
trail, maybe a mile and a half up the trail back towards Lawsonham. I
didn't stop for long but just before I was ready to leave I heard something
different. After listening a couple of minutes I felt pretty sure it was a
Kentucky singing, although slightly varied. It was likely across the creek
but not certain. I played the call one time and waited. Sure enough, it
didn't take long and I heard chipping then saw the bird in view below me,
the first Kentucky warbler I have seen this year. It moved about for some
time while I watched and eventually started singing again as I was
leaving. What a beautiful bird ! This was also a record late date for me
for the county and in eBird as well, particularly interesting that it was
still singing, I would have not expected that at all this time of year, so
a really nice surprise.

Nothing else of particular note and it was getting pretty warm by the
end of the ride. I would say that by the weekend the breeding season will
be pretty well winding down finally for a lot of birds. I had fun while it
lasted and glad I was able to get out to a few new areas this year.

Happy summer,

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.
 

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Date: 7/20/17 6:03 pm
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc...>
Subject: White Ibis, Cumberland County
I have uploaded four photos to my Flickr page of the

immature White Ibis found earlier today in Monroe Township,

Cumberland County.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303@N06/





Dave Kerr

Carlisle




 

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Date: 7/20/17 2:26 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Beaver Co. Sightings
I had these sightings earlier today in Beaver

37 Turkey Vultures perched on power line tower in E. Rochester

Townsend Dam(New Brighton)

17 Common Merganser
1 D.c. Cormorant

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/20/17 2:16 pm
From: Karena Johnson <kjj.goshawk...>
Subject: Re: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
My husband, Tim, works at the PPG plant and ran over to check it out after
work. He confirmed it was there around 5.

Karena Johnson
Cumberland Co.

On Jul 20, 2017 4:12 PM, "Dale Bicksler" <
<0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Here is a link to some pictures on my website:
>
>
> http://druthersndragons.com/druthersndragons/Recent_
> Photos-White_Ibis_Cumberland_County.html
>
> Is it a juvenile white ibis?
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> Dale
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bickhouse <bickhouse...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 3:02 pm
> Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
>
>
> At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the
> corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile
> white ibis. I'll post a picture later.
>
>
> Dale Bicksler
> Mechanicsburg
> 717-795-9151
>
 

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Date: 7/20/17 1:33 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: RFI Roseate Spoonbill
I have a window tomorrow to chase a for me PA state Roseate Spoonbill.
Drive time from here is a shade under 2 hours. I do not anticipate getting
there before 11:00 tomorrow. I would greatly appreciate reporting of
presence tomorrow via this listserve and eBird.

Thanks and good birding.
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
 

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Date: 7/20/17 1:12 pm
From: Dale Bicksler <0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
Here is a link to some pictures on my website:


http://druthersndragons.com/druthersndragons/Recent_Photos-White_Ibis_Cumberland_County.html

Is it a juvenile white ibis?


Thanks!


Dale


-----Original Message-----
From: bickhouse <bickhouse...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County


At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile white ibis. I'll post a picture later.


Dale Bicksler
Mechanicsburg
717-795-9151
 

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Date: 7/20/17 12:48 pm
From: Frank Dickman <0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Lehigh County
Just as an addition to Dale's post, I posted a pic this morning on PA Bird's Facebook ID page. The remains of a juvenile White Ibis were found on Monday in Macungie, Lehigh county. A Birding friend forwarded me the picture this morning.

The post can be found at :

https://m.facebook.com/groups/461693683870373?view=permalink&id=1550254735014257&ref=m_notif&notif_t=like

Frank Dickman
New Tripoli, Lehigh county

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 20, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Dale Bicksler <0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile white ibis. I'll post a picture later.
>
>
> Dale Bicksler
> Mechanicsburg
> 717-795-9151
 

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Date: 7/20/17 12:37 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 July 2017 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE07.09.17twoweeks

Highlights:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Butler County)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
VEERY
MARSH WREN
SEDGE WREN (Crawford County)
CANADA WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (Mercer County)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Lawrence County)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
DICKCISSEL (Clarion and Crawford Counties)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Alan Buriak, Shawn Collins, Karyn Delaney, Richard Nugent, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Sunday, 25 June 2017 through Sunday, 9 July 2017 (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: GREAT EGRET, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUDDY DUCK continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 7/1 in Hampton Township, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (RN).

At the Imperial Grasslands on 7/9, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, PRAIRIE WARBLER, 8 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 7 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 1 RING-NECKED PHEASANT, and others (AB).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At Glade Run Lake on 7/5, 1 immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (RN).


On 7/5 along Skyline Road, 2 DICKCISSELS (CW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

Near Meadville Airport on 6/28, 1 DICKCISSEL (SC).

On 6/30 in the Pymatuning area, UPLAND SANDPIPER, DICKCISSEL, VEERY, PURPLE MARTINS (RT).

In the Miller's Pond area on 6/30, 6 SANDHILL CRANES, BOBOLINKS (RT); on 7/9, 1 SEDGE WREN (MVas).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

In the Volant Strips area on 6/30, 13 SANDHILL CRANES, 17 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, PURPLE MARTINS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, HORNED LARKS, SORA (Black Swamp) (RT).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 6/30 along McMichael Road, 7 SANDHILL CRANES, BOBOLINKS, 3 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, 5+ MARSH WRENS (RT).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 6/28 in the Laurel Summit area, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 10 VEERIES, 4 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 5 CANADA WARBLERS, and others (KD).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 7/20/17 12:26 pm
From: Jim Flowers <artsnimages...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
Unfreaking Real..What a find Dave !

On Jul 17, 2017 9:52 PM, "Dave Kerr" <dsktc...> wrote:

I posted four photos of the Roseate Spoonbill
on my Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303@N06/?


Dave Kerr
Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/20/17 12:02 pm
From: Dale Bicksler <0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile white ibis. I'll post a picture later.


Dale Bicksler
Mechanicsburg
717-795-9151
 

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Date: 7/20/17 11:40 am
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Re: Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update?
Are there any updates from today?

Thank you.

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


>
> On July 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM Daniel Hinnebusch <0000005fca6bddff-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone seen or tried to find the Conodoguinet spoonbill today?
>
> DanLancaster County
>
> Daniel HinnebuschManager/OrnithologistWild Birds Unlimited1947 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA6391 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
>
 

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Date: 7/20/17 7:46 am
From: Kruth G <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
Steve,

THANK YOU for having the moral fortitude to confront those purveyors of death. Wouldn't be a bad idea to ask your neighbor if he knows what he's gotten into.

Most peole would have just walked inside and peered out the window.

jk
Pgh







-----Original Message-----
From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Mosquito Joe - Chester Co

This morning while tending the home bird sanctuary, a Mosquito Joe truck pulled up and parked in the neighbor's driveway. Shortly after two gas mask-donned gentlemen began high pressure power spraying of anything that was green on the neighbor's property. I walked across and asked them if they knew they were spraying in the middle of nesting season, and that nests of many species of birds were all around. I received no response, but the spraying stopped and the gentlemen drove off without my asking them to.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp
 

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Date: 7/19/17 6:15 pm
From: <drichards7...>
Subject: Dickcissel, Fayette Co.
This afternoon I happened to be in the Target Plaza near the Uniontown Mall when I heard a Dickcissel singing from a field adjacent to the parking lot. Unfortunately, the field was in the process of being mowed while I was there.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake, Clearfield County
 

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Date: 7/19/17 5:00 pm
From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
Subject: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
This morning while tending the home bird sanctuary, a Mosquito Joe truck pulled up and parked in the neighbor's driveway. Shortly after two gas mask-donned gentlemen began high pressure power spraying of anything that was green on the neighbor's property. I walked across and asked them if they knew they were spraying in the middle of nesting season, and that nests of many species of birds were all around. I received no response, but the spraying stopped and the gentlemen drove off without my asking them to.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp
 

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Date: 7/19/17 2:02 pm
From: Kruth G <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Harrison Hills Park
Nice post Dave, and thanks for the nestbox update. The area around the martin/bluebird box complex at HHP is AMAZING sometimes with so much activity. As one who builds and maintains many boxes, I applaud all of those who maintain this amazing site.

Jerry Kruth
Pgh







-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 9:13 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Harrison Hills Park

I birdied the park this morning and was amazed at the amount of activity for a warm July morning.
Of note where 2 seen and 4 singing Hooded Warblers in a small are along the Scouts trail. I got a good look at a first year Orchard Oriole which is great to know they are breeding there.
For those that have never been to this park some interesting bird thing go on here.
We have a cavity nesting study in it's 3rd year. So far this year 46 Bluebirds have fledged from our 28 boxes
Our Purple Martin colony has 23 pairs this year and many fledglings are getting ready to go.
We have 8 Chimney Swift towers and 1 has a nest with at least 1 egg. Today 12 swifts were flying above that tower.

The park is in Natrona Heights, Allegheny County

Dave Brooke

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38190111

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/19/17 12:36 pm
From: David Neimeyer <neimeyer...>
Subject: Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Lehigh County)
The Yellow Crowned Night Heron continues in the flooded woods at
Haafsville. At least one Green Heron is in the same area, usually close to
the Yellow Crowned Night Heron.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer
 

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Date: 7/19/17 12:14 pm
From: Barbara Ritzheimer <barbritz...>
Subject: Why the Spoonbills are here
Check out the ABA blog http://blog.aba.org/
Good explanation for why Spoonbills and other birds from the southeastern
U. S. are showing up in PA and other northern states

Barb Ritzheimer
Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 7/19/17 9:51 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill - Cumberland Co.
The Roseate Spoonbill continues this afternoon at the water treatment plant
at the end of Lamp Post Lane

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/19/17 9:49 am
From: Daniel Hinnebusch <0000005fca6bddff-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update?
Has anyone seen or tried to find the Conodoguinet spoonbill today?

DanLancaster County

Daniel HinnebuschManager/OrnithologistWild Birds Unlimited1947 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA6391 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
 

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Date: 7/18/17 5:09 pm
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co.
Update - The 2nd PA Roseate Spoonbill that is in Camp Hill, Cumberland
County, was continuing this evening (7/18/17) along the Conodoguinet Creek
alongside the sewage plant at the end of Lamp Post Lane beyond the end of
the cul-de-sac. There is no need to walk through any homeowner's property
to get a look at the steam in this area. In fact, if you continue walking
beyond the sewage plant along the fence you will join up with a marked
orange trail that follows the creek toward West Fairview. Numerous
individuals have also taken to floating the creek in a kayak to get a look.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 18:58 Daniel Bogar <trichonis...> wrote:

> I observed the Roseate Spoonbill along the Conodoguinet Creek at the north
> end of Lamp Post Lane this afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Around 2:00 the
> spoonbill flew downstream when spooked by 2 kayakers. It is probably still
> in the area.
>
>
>
> Daniel Bogar
>
> Marysville, PA
>
 

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Date: 7/18/17 3:58 pm
From: Daniel Bogar <trichonis...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co.
I observed the Roseate Spoonbill along the Conodoguinet Creek at the north
end of Lamp Post Lane this afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Around 2:00 the
spoonbill flew downstream when spooked by 2 kayakers. It is probably still
in the area.



Daniel Bogar

Marysville, PA
 

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Date: 7/18/17 12:31 pm
From: David Neimeyer <neimeyer...>
Subject: Herons (Lehigh County)
Earlier today I spotted a Yellow Crowned Night Heron, a Green Heron, and a
Great Blue Heron in the flooded woods at Haafsville. (A Heron Trifecta!
Heron Hat trick?) The Great Blue Heron then flew about 100 yards and
remained at the far side of the flooded field. I also saw at least one
Killdeer, but believe from the vocalizations that there were several more.
Rounding out the crowd was a female mallard and three juveniles.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer
 

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Date: 7/18/17 11:24 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Dauphin County - Egret & Eagle
Hello All,


Not that these are to be revolutionary sightings, but since we were there for the first time... Yesterday, my wife and I were coming back through Harrisburg and had a stop to make that ended with us being at Fort Hunter Park on the Susquehanna, as the storm clouds were roiling above. Trying to brave the winds directly above was a Great Egret. On the river, an adult Bald Eagle wheeled and fished just above water level.


Nearby, on Fish Creek Road, we had singing Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Vireo and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. A bit late (and at 2 PM, late in the day) for them to be singing.


For a moment, I wished that the egret was a spoonbill, but that was just across the river, I guess.


Cheers,


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 7/18/17 7:12 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Least Sandpiper, Allegheny County
This morning on the mudflats at Marshall Lake in North Park there was an early Least Sandpiper, the first migrant shorebird I've had this season and the earliest I've had at North Park. I have watched this area pretty closely the last several years and in that time, the mudflats here are the most promising I've seen them. Some sediment has filled in between the two previous areas and although pitiful compared to most shorebird sites, it might produce a decent season by Allegheny County standards. A Willow Flycatcher was also still singing vigorously on this late date, a pair of Eastern Kingbirds were making a commotion, one Spotted Sandpiper and two Killdeer were on the flats, and the usual Wood Ducks, Great Blue Heron, Yellow Warbler, and Barn and Tree Swallows were all present. (No Roseate Spoonbill tragically!)

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 7/18/17 6:50 am
From: Todd A. Watkins <toddawatkins...>
Subject: Spoonbill continues, Camp Hill
Easily visible now (9:45) across river from 524 (not 424 now) Lamp Post
Lane, Camp Hill.
 

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Date: 7/18/17 4:51 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Clarion County Birding and... FISHERS
Greg and I left Huntingdon county this past Saturday to do some birding in Clarion co after reading Carole Winslows posts of last week.
We visited several of the spots she had gone to and were not disappointed. We found the Mourning Warbler, a bird we don't find breeding in Hunt. at SGL 24.
We did a short playback of chips at one site and got several Common Yellowthroats responding. Their chip is a little sharper and coarser and it looked like there was a family or two. Down the forest road further we played it again. No response until I played the song. Then we got some chips that were a little thinner than the COYE. It was bobbing up and down and Greg finally spotted it about 30 feet back sitting in the crotch of a small tree.
We had tried to find some in Hunt. during migration in a logged area and heard the two different types of chips but never saw a bird.
Walking back up through we heard a meow of a Catbird on one side and the mew of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on the other.

We also walked Toms River Rd in Cook SF and found two Winter Wrens, one singing and one that flew across the trail. This is another bird we have searched at the expected sites in Huntingdon county and came up empty this year.
Other birds of this north woods that we found at several spots were Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Black-throated Blue and Blackburnian Warbler.Hooded Warblers and Black-throated Green were more common. And, I spotted a silent Brown Creeper which is always a nice sighting.
Before we left the county we found Purple Martins on an Amish farm reported by a couple of the area's birders.

However, the most exciting sighting was seeing two Fisher kits. We had driven to the north edge of Cook SF and headed down a small road that borders the northern edge. We stopped in a wooded/clearing area when I heard some bird songs.
Not long after we got out of the car, Greg said look! And there up the about 70 yards a fisher kit crossed the road. Seconds later another did. Then shortly after that they crossed back over. Then to top it off they came back out and wrestled and rolled in the road!

Deb

--
Deborah S. Grove
 

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Date: 7/17/17 6:53 pm
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
I posted four photos of the Roseate Spoonbill
on my Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303@N06/?


Dave Kerr
Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/17/17 6:13 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: Harrison Hills Park
I birdied the park this morning and was amazed at the amount of activity for a warm July morning.
Of note where 2 seen and 4 singing Hooded Warblers in a small are along the Scouts trail. I got a good look at a first year Orchard Oriole which is great to know they are breeding there.
For those that have never been to this park some interesting bird thing go on here.
We have a cavity nesting study in it's 3rd year. So far this year 46 Bluebirds have fledged from our 28 boxes
Our Purple Martin colony has 23 pairs this year and many fledglings are getting ready to go.
We have 8 Chimney Swift towers and 1 has a nest with at least 1 egg. Today 12 swifts were flying above that tower.

The park is in Natrona Heights, Allegheny County

Dave Brooke

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38190111

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/17/17 6:05 pm
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
I returned 15 minutes ago from 424 Lamp Post Lane,

Camp Hill, Cumberland County, where I saw the Roseate

Spoonbill in the Conodoguinet Creek in the backyard

of Sally and Bob Mayhew.



The bird was actively feeding on aquatic vegetation virtually the entire
time

I watched it. It also came up into the Mayhew's backyard and then

returned to the water.



Thanks to Sally and Bob for calling me.



I never expected to see a Roseate Spoonbill on two consecutive

days in two counties in PA.





Dave Kerr

Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/17/17 2:51 pm
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid...>
Subject: Re: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
Hi All,

Just passing along word that the Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill was
photographed and reported to ebird today around 2 pm. I haven't been to
this spot and don't know what kind of access/visibility there is; I expect
kayaking up the creek from west fairview boat launch would be the best
option.

Here is the checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38190663

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.



On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Annette Mathes <amathes19...>
wrote:

> Dear Pa Birders,
>
> A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a Roseate Spoonbill spotted by
> kayakers on the Conodoguinet Creek yesterday at 1:30 p.m. It was in the
> back yard of 424 Lamp Post Lane in Camp Hill hanging with geese and ducks.
> I will post the photo on the Pa Birders and PSO Facebook pages. I don't
> have any other info about this yet. I suppose this could be the same bird
> found on the Flats?
>
> Annette Mathes
> Dauphin County
>
 

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Date: 7/17/17 12:49 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Spoonbill
Correction on time. I was there till about 10.

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

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/17/17 12:48 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Spoonbill- NOT SEEN Conejohela Flats
Spent a little over an hour on Blue Rock Rd. No signs of the spoonbill. There from about 8:45 till 9:30.

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

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/17/17 12:21 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Vintondale area on Sun Jul 16, Indiana/Cambria
Yesterday I walked a bit in the Vintondale area on the Rexis and Ghost Town Trails & visited the old Art & AMD area. (One mile on each trail though out-and-backs totalled 4 miles on my feet) Best birds: Barn swallows feeding young, singing Blue-headed vireo and Black-throated Blue Warbler, and a broad-winged hawk in the woods.
Complete checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38183644Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 7/17/17 12:16 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Butler-Freeport Trail on Sat Jul 15, Butler
On Saturday I walked the Butler-Freeport Trail from Monroe Rd northward. 
Best Birds:  I actually saw a Louisiana Waterthrush after I looked for the bird making the "dink" warning sounds.  Also saw a broad-winged hawk carrying prey. 
Still singing: Eastern wood-pewee, Acadian flycatcher, Wood thrush, 1 Yellow-throated Warbler, Scarlet tanager, & Indigo bunting.

Complete checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38183518Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 7/17/17 9:40 am
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Lancaster - American Avocets
Thanks to Pete Robinson who posted via text alert, I just viewed two
American Avocets at Avocet Point on the Conejohela Flats from the Blue Rock
Rd boat launch. Still present when I left 45 minutes ago.

Zach Millen
Akron
 

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Date: 7/17/17 7:32 am
From: DAVE KERR <dsktc...>
Subject: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill - No
I just stopped at 424 Lamp Post Lane and spoke to the

homeowner, Sally. She was in VA until last night and

was not aware of the sighting of the spoonbill in her

backyard on Saturday. I gave her my contact info

in case it returns.


The Conodoguinet Creek behind her house is wide

and shallow. I saw two G. Egrets on the creek on my recon.



Dave Kerr

Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/16/17 7:23 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Thanks, Zach! I may run down tomorrow and will check in if I get lucky!

Have a good night.

Ann

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

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 16, 2017, at 8:23 PM, Andy Keister <akeister110...> wrote:
>
> I was unable to chase the Roseate Spoonbill yesterday, so I was eager to
> get down there early this morning. I saw the reports of it being seen
> going to roost with the Great Egrets around 8:15 pm the previous evening
> near the Boro Park. Based on past experience with roosting egrets, I
> expected them to fly off some time between first light and sunrise. I got
> there at 5:15 and as soon as I was able to locate the roosting egrets, I
> saw the spoonbill. Soon after, Dave Kerr arrived and he observed it
> through my scope. He set up his scope and we watched it preen and stretch
> its wings until it finally flew off at 5:44. It headed downriver but we
> had a good view of the area below the roost site and Dave and I never saw
> it fly any farther south than our location. I stayed in the park area
> until 9 am, but took one short trip to the boat launch to check things
> out. I believe it's still in the area, just unseen somewhere in the maze
> of islands and channels out there. But if I'm wrong, drive to Camp Hill,
> or Everglades National Park.
>
> Andy Keister
>
>> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> wrote:
>>
>> All,
>>
>> Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by
>> two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from
>> a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side
>> of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats
>> for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd
>> boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6
>> times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one
>> time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report
>> back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no
>> longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!
>>
>> Zach Millen
>>
>>
>>> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr <Dsktc...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
>>> After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.
>>>
>>> We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.
>>>
>>>
>>> Dave Kerr
>>> Carlisle
>>>
>>
 

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Date: 7/16/17 5:23 pm
From: Andy Keister <akeister110...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
I was unable to chase the Roseate Spoonbill yesterday, so I was eager to
get down there early this morning. I saw the reports of it being seen
going to roost with the Great Egrets around 8:15 pm the previous evening
near the Boro Park. Based on past experience with roosting egrets, I
expected them to fly off some time between first light and sunrise. I got
there at 5:15 and as soon as I was able to locate the roosting egrets, I
saw the spoonbill. Soon after, Dave Kerr arrived and he observed it
through my scope. He set up his scope and we watched it preen and stretch
its wings until it finally flew off at 5:44. It headed downriver but we
had a good view of the area below the roost site and Dave and I never saw
it fly any farther south than our location. I stayed in the park area
until 9 am, but took one short trip to the boat launch to check things
out. I believe it's still in the area, just unseen somewhere in the maze
of islands and channels out there. But if I'm wrong, drive to Camp Hill,
or Everglades National Park.

Andy Keister

On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Zachary Millen <zjmillen...> wrote:

> All,
>
> Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by
> two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from
> a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side
> of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats
> for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd
> boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6
> times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one
> time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report
> back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no
> longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!
>
> Zach Millen
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr <Dsktc...> wrote:
>
> > Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
> > After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.
> >
> > We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.
> >
> >
> > Dave Kerr
> > Carlisle
> >
>
 

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Date: 7/16/17 5:07 pm
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
All,

Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by
two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from
a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side
of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats
for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd
boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6
times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one
time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report
back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no
longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!

Zach Millen


On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr <Dsktc...> wrote:

> Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
> After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.
>
> We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.
>
>
> Dave Kerr
> Carlisle
>
 

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Date: 7/16/17 2:56 pm
From: Jerald Reb <jrebelboy...>
Subject: Re: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
Considering the Lancaster Co. Bird was seen at 1:30 quite a ways southeast of that location, it seems that these are two separate birds.

Jerald

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 16, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Annette Mathes <amathes19...> wrote:
>
> Dear Pa Birders,
>
> A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a Roseate Spoonbill spotted by kayakers on the Conodoguinet Creek yesterday at 1:30 p.m. It was in the back yard of 424 Lamp Post Lane in Camp Hill hanging with geese and ducks. I will post the photo on the Pa Birders and PSO Facebook pages. I don't have any other info about this yet. I suppose this could be the same bird found on the Flats?
>
> Annette Mathes
> Dauphin County
 

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Date: 7/16/17 2:40 pm
From: Annette Mathes <amathes19...>
Subject: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
Dear Pa Birders,

A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a Roseate Spoonbill spotted by kayakers on the Conodoguinet Creek yesterday at 1:30 p.m. It was in the back yard of 424 Lamp Post Lane in Camp Hill hanging with geese and ducks. I will post the photo on the Pa Birders and PSO Facebook pages. I don't have any other info about this yet. I suppose this could be the same bird found on the Flats?

Annette Mathes
Dauphin County
 

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Date: 7/16/17 11:41 am
From: Paul Blank <paulblank...>
Subject: Dickcissels?
Hi All,

I was just wondering if there are any locations within an hour of Lancaster city in Lancaster County where Dickcissels are being observed with some regularity?

Thanks
Paul

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 7/16/17 10:03 am
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill in Lancaster
I would like to see this bird. If anyone sees it today or tomorrow, please text or call me at 717-330-7044. I work until 2 pm and will make the trip down if it's been seen since 5:44 this morning.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 7/16/17 5:23 am
From: Dave Kerr <Dsktc...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.

We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.


Dave Kerr
Carlisle
 

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Date: 7/16/17 4:05 am
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
The spoonbill continues this morning, seen by Andy Keister and Dave Kerr in
flight only at 544. I'm not sure if they observed it from the Blue Rock Rd
boat launch or the Washington Boro Park, but both would be good observation
points to look from. It was seen up until around 7pm last night.

Zach


On Jul 15, 2017 4:27 PM, "Meredith_Lombard" <
<000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...> wrote:

The bird is currently being seen from the Blue Rock Road boat launch. It is
perched in a tree above avocet Island almost at the tip of Green Island
which is the last treed Island to the left before Open Water.
 

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Date: 7/15/17 3:41 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Ring-billed Gull - Beaver Co.
I stopped at Rochester Riverfront Park late this afternoon and at the mouth
of the Beaver River was a adult Ring-billed Gull perched on a buoy

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/15/17 2:32 pm
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill photos, Washington Boro, Lancaster County
Thanks to Mike Epler’s great find and Jason Horn and Arlene Koch getting the word out, I was able to get to see a Roseate Spoonbill in PA late this morning! I also managed to get some long-distance photos that included some fairly good flight shots when it flew upriver from the Blue Rock Road boat launch near Washington Boro. If interested, here’s the link to them:
https://goo.gl/photos/Qa8i1Pqr9sMrAkdb9

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

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Date: 7/15/17 1:27 pm
From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
The bird is currently being seen from the Blue Rock Road boat launch. It is perched in a tree above avocet Island almost at the tip of Green Island which is the last treed Island to the left before Open Water.
 

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Date: 7/15/17 12:12 pm
From: Mike Epler <jmepler...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Roseate Spoonbill was not a bird that I ever expected to see in Pennsylvania, but that's just what happened this morning. I'd like to thank Zach Millen for encouraging me to bird the Flats with him this morning. We were hoping to get an ibis or some of the American Avocet that have been moving lately. We didn't have either of those, but a Roseate Spoonbill was a pretty good "consolation" prize. Shortly after finding the bird it flushed and flew almost directly over our heads. We had a good, but far too brief look at the bird. Wanting a better look, we split up and checked around the islands hoping to relocate it up river. While we were looking to the north the bird flew back to Seaside Island where it was observed by several birders from the boat ramp area. It then flushed, and was not seen again until I found it just upriver from Blue Rock Road at 11:30. Numerous birders watched it feeding for several minutes before it flew into the trees on an island just up river.


I just had a report that it is currently being seen in a tree from near route 999.


There are several pictures of it in the eBird checklist below.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38145482


Mike Epler

Middletown, PA





<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38145482>
 

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Date: 7/15/17 11:43 am
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: Peregrines, Northampton county
Howdy all,

I had a little time to kill to I figured I would look to see how the
resident peregrines were doing in Northampton county.

In the twilight last night an adult, possibly female, was perched on
the tower on the other side of the river. This bird seemed to have a
brighter chest than the current resident female. When I went past the
building they nest on one of the fledglings was perched on their beam.
This was a male.

I parked my car and walked along the fence an looked up at this bird. It
made a few flights where it would fly in a circle and land back on the
beam. As I walked back to my car this bird made a mad dive at a small
bird like a robin that flew past their building. The peregrine jumped
off the beam and flapped a few times and was in a dive already going
pretty fast. It missed the robin at about 10 feet altitude over the
parking lot and flew back up to its perch on the beam.

This happened like 20 feet in front of mew so I was pretty stoked !. Its
amazing how fast and maneuverable peregrines are when they really kick
it into gear.Sue from Harrisburg has mentioned this kind of behavior
that the fledglings engage in while they are still around the nest but
this is one of the only times I've been able to see it.

Happy birding
 

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Date: 7/15/17 11:36 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Roseate Spoonbill - Lancaster County
Spoonbill still being seen now at the intersection of rt 441 and Rt 999
just south of Washington boro. Currently in a trees on the islands out from
this parking area.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Ted Nichols II" <tanicholsii...>
Date: Jul 15, 2017 7:41 AM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Roseate Spoonbill - Lancaster County
To: <PABIRDS...>
Cc:

Mike Epler reports a ROSEATE SPOONBILL at the Conejohela Flats 7AM 7/15/17
in Lancaster County, PENNSYLVANIA. Bird was at the head end of Seaside
Island and likely visible from shore. It took off to the north (towards PA
route 999) in the past 30 minutes and attempts are being made to relocate.
Keep your eyes peeled! (Photo courtesy of Mike Epler)

A pictures is on the various PA Birding Facebooks.
 

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Date: 7/15/17 5:56 am
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Re: More on Spoonbill history in PA...
A little clarification on my initial history after further review and
editing: In McWilliams & Brauning's "Birds of Pennsylvania" there was a
1869 report of a bird shot on the Conestoga Creek in Lancaster. In 1924, a
report surfaced of a bird shot in 1844 in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County.
The text suggests the two reports may have been the same bird.

You can read the species account in PA in the book at:
https://books.google.com/books?id=RvkDk2kZe28C&pg=PA61&lpg=PA61&dq=birds+of+pennsylvania+roseate+spoonbill&source=bl&ots=G4j6LEpKAX&sig=jO76_A0OwJ_urbfjQeRebZJbilo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6gb6Rm4vVAhVCWz4KHZdCC3EQ6AEIhAEwDw#v=onepage&q=birds%20of%20pennsylvania%20roseate%20spoonbill&f=false

-Ted

On Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 07:54 Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> wrote:

> Synopsis from Birds of Pennsylvania:
>
> First PA record since a moribund bird was found in Albion (Erie) in 1968.
> And this doesn't appear to be a county record, Birds of Pennsylvania
> reports one was shot on the Conestoga Creek in Lancaster County in 1844 and
> there is another report that surfaced of one shot in the same county in
> 1924 that may be the same bird.
>
>
 

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Date: 7/15/17 4:54 am
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: More on Spoonbill history in PA...
Synopsis from Birds of Pennsylvania:

First PA record since a moribund bird was found in Albion (Erie) in 1968.
And this doesn't appear to be a county record, Birds of Pennsylvania
reports one was shot on the Conestoga Creek in Lancaster County in 1844 and
there is another report that surfaced of one shot in the same county in
1924 that may be the same bird.
 

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Date: 7/15/17 4:41 am
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Roseate Spoonbill - Lancaster County
Mike Epler reports a ROSEATE SPOONBILL at the Conejohela Flats 7AM 7/15/17
in Lancaster County, PENNSYLVANIA. Bird was at the head end of Seaside
Island and likely visible from shore. It took off to the north (towards PA
route 999) in the past 30 minutes and attempts are being made to relocate.
Keep your eyes peeled! (Photo courtesy of Mike Epler)

A pictures is on the various PA Birding Facebooks.
 

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Date: 7/14/17 5:42 pm
From: <drichards7...>
Subject: American Avocets, Clearfield Co.
This evening my wife and I were walking across the dam on Bimini Lake when I noticed a pair of American Avocets standing on a submerged rock a mere ten yards from the guide rail along the breast work. This is my third observation of Avocets in the county, but this is by far the earliest sighting.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 7/14/17 12:01 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 7/14/2017
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* July 14, 2017
* PAEA1707.14
- Birds mentioned

BLUE GROSBEAK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: July 14th at 2:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
Pectoral Sandpiper – 1 on 7/8.

Sightings from BEAR SWAMP, Northampton County:
Brown Creeper – 1 on 7/8.

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Grand Central landfill:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 to at least 7/12 (at the Evergreen Cemetery).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Common Loon – 1 to at least 7/13.

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 to at least 7/8 (along Church Road at Apple Butter
Road).

Sightings from the MAXATAWNY area, Berks County:
DICKCISSELS – up to 7 to at least 7/8 (along Kunkel Road).

- End transcript
 

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Date: 7/13/17 4:49 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Westmoreland County Sandhill Crane
Hi Everyone,

Just a note that a Sandhill Crane has been at a golf course in the town of Madison in Westmoreland County for a few days. A co-worker sent me a link to an article in the paper about it today.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/13/17 8:31 am
From: Barbara Hunsberger <phunsberger...>
Subject: Off topic - Middle Creek WMA Wildlife Art Show - Lancaster County
The 32nd Annual Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show will be held from Aug. 4-6,
2017 at Middle Creek WMA in Lancaster County. This show is open to the
public free of charge. For additional information you may call Middle Creek
at 717-733-1512 or go to www.pgc.state.pa.us <http://www.pgc.state.pa.us> .
Sponsored by the PA Game Commission.



Barbara Hunsberger


 

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Date: 7/13/17 7:28 am
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday July 25th, 2017
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday July 25th, 2017

_______________________________________________

Thomas Jefferson: Birder in Chief


Program Description:



Thomas Jefferson published a tally of 125 bird species in his Notes on the State of Virginia (1784), now considered to be the first American bird checklist. A trove of unpublished documents from Jeffersons preparation of this work shed new light on the extent of his ornithological knowledge and astute observation skills. Matthew Halley will lead us through the timeline of Jefferson's career, with a special focus on his contributions to ornithology, his love of mockingbirds, and interactions with early American ornithologists including William Bartram and Alexander Wilson. .

____________________________________________

About the Speaker:

Matthew R. Halley is a PhD candidate and historian at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, where he studies of the evolutionary biology and systematics of American birds. He is also the editor of the DVOC and its journal Cassinia. Halley has conducted field research in eight countries and authored numerous scientific papers on the social evolution and behavior of birds, especially thrushes.

_______________________________________________


The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.




Directions:


NOTE: New Galena Road is closed; access should be available through Chapman Road coming in from Callowhill.


Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.


Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to: http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/directions/

Directions - Peace Valley Nature Center<http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/directions/>
www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org
Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Our Latitude is: 40.33067. Our Longitude is: -75.14968. Use the pan and zoom ...


_________________________________________________


For further information please contact:


LeRoy Tabb


<tabbleroy...><mailto:<tabbleroy...>




__,_._,___
 

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Date: 7/12/17 4:32 pm
From: Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...>
Subject: Lancaster County Bird Club Photo Contest for Youth and Adults; Deadline is 8/1/2017
A photo contest open to all ages is sponsored by the Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC)and club member Len Eiserer, author of The American Robin: A Backyard Institution. The subject is the American Robin (s). The deadline is August 1, 2017 with one entry per person. Cash prizes for the Adult and Youth Divisions are: First place - $125, Second place - $75 and Third place - $50. The photo must be 8 inches by 10 inches and unmatted. More information about the rules may be found on the LCBC website at www.lancasterbirdclub.org<http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/> under the Special Programs tab. Any questions may be directed to LCBC President Barbara Hunsberger at 717-984-2738 or <phunsberger...><mailto:<phunsberger...>.

Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
 

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Date: 7/12/17 4:06 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Merganser - Allegheny Co.
I stopped at the Flaugherty Run mouth late this afternoon on my way home
from work and present there was a Common Merganser that was preening on a
exposed log

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/12/17 2:36 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Two nighthawks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Two nighthawks were calling over my neighborhood this morning at 5am, one over my house, the other far enough away that its voice was faint in the distance. 
 Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org
 

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Date: 7/11/17 7:26 pm
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Clarion Co- Worm-eating warblers, clay-colored sparrow, dickcissels
Today I went south instead of north and started the day on the bike
trail along the southern border of Clarion Co, the Redbank Valley Trail at
Lawsonham. Not as much singing as earlier in summer but still plenty of
activity. Black-and-white warblers were everywhere with young families and
adults feeding young. Redstarts were also feeding young. Best birds of
course were the 5 worm-eating warblers that I found, still singing and one
carrying food so able to confirm breeding. One was before the tunnel
heading east towards Climax, the others were past there. The one carrying
food was right across from the lean-to and picnic area just past the
tunnel. I was able to see as well as hear all but one bird as they were all
right along the trail or not far off.

Mid-day I made a brief trip through the Skyline Dr spot and checked on
the dickcissels. Both singing males remain and are recognizable by their
differing songs which I recorded separately the other day and so recognized
again today. No females noted and lots of singing Henslow's sparrows still
around.

From there I met up with fellow county birder Mal Hays and we visited a
spot he has been watching clay-colored sparrows since last year. This is a
new area for me and was first reported by him last year. The birds
returned this year and have been regular since early in June. We watched a
singing male today who was vocal throughout our entire 50 minute visit. No
female was noted but back in the first week of June he had seen both a male
and a second bird with nesting material. So they seem to be getting
established here. This is at SGL 74 outside of Strattanville and north of
I-80. The location is in eBird and coordinates from there are accurate to
the parking area of the gamelands. Walking in the gamelands road from
there, the birds are right up on the hill to the right above the parking
area in the fenced in deer enclosure. According to Mal, both years they
have stayed pretty steadily in this location, so with the fence they are
fairly protected from predators at least. I have not found any yet this
year so it was a first for me for the county this year. They are becoming
much harder to locate in some of their usual spots so if anyone is
interested in this area, the map from eBird should take you right to the
parking area.

Just in two days of a moderate amount of time I once again proved to
myself what a fantastic area Clarion County is for birds, it encompasses
classic north and south birds at once, and has all the beautiful grasslands
in between. It's pretty awesome to drive a few miles and go from
worm-eating warblers or hermit thrush and mourning warblers to dickcissels,
clay-colored and Henslow's sparrows. In 23 years of watching and learning
about the birds here, I have had countless hours of happiness and learn
something new every time I am out.

July is also a great month for breeding birds !! Don't quit birding too
soon and give up after June, there is plenty still going on out there to
learn and enjoy for another week or so..

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.




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Date: 7/11/17 4:31 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Conneaut Harbor, Ohio
Hi,

For those interested . . .

A lot of Pennsylvania Birders (particularly from the west side of the state) travel just over the border to Conneaut Harbor, Ohio to enjoy migrating shorebirds. I read on the Ohio Birds listserv about a proposal (which apparently went through) to charge a fee to enter the sandspit by automobile.


Link to article...

http://www.starbeacon.com/news...

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
 

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Date: 7/11/17 12:11 pm
From: Valerie Barnes <BarnesVa4...>
Subject: Dickcissel Roundup - Franklin Co
Nancy Magnusson and I did a Dickcissel roundup today, revisiting spots where
they had been reported in Franklin County this year. We found 5 for sure.
Three were on or near Church Rd off Sandy Mount. Two were on Burkett Rd near
the top of the hill. There may have been a third one at that location and
another one on Wenger Road about half a mile north of the bridge. We found
none in the Windmill/Rockdale area. One other good bird of note: a male Blue
Grosbeak on Iron Bridge Rd, a little north of the bridge on a guide wire.

Val Barnes, Fayetteville
 

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Date: 7/11/17 7:20 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: county compilers needed for Pennsylvania Birds
Hi PA Birders

Pennsylvania Birds journal needs compilers for eight counties; listed below.

You could start with the summer season (June - July), generally the easiest season for compilers, being short and with birding activity (and therefore bird reports) substantially reduced after the busy spring. Summer season reports are due around August 31.


Bradford
Carbon
Dauphin
Lackawanna
Mercer
Potter
Tioga
Snyder


If interested, let me know. If you are sort-of interested, you can do a one or two season trial - and if you decide it's not for you, no problem, no hard feelings.

Greg

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

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Date: 7/11/17 4:14 am
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Clarion Co- mourning warblers at SGL 24- Leeper
Yesterday I was finally able to followup on a report from Mike Weible
on a mourning warbler he found on SGL 24 on June 16. This area is at the
very northern edge of Clarion Co and at the southern tip of the SGL, just
several miles west of Leeper at Rt 66. At the Tylersburg Food Plot parking
area, I walked back the gated road to the end, probably not more than half
mile or so. There is a beautiful area to the left of what I believe is
called a shelter wood, with lots of great brambles and low cover and a nice
canopy with lots of cherry and oak. It looked perfect for mournings and I
just walked up in a very short ways in the back end. After awhile didn't
hear anything so did use playback with a call just twice and a female
responded. I watched her awhile, she was worn looking, continued to feed
and fly back and forth but wasn't able to see her carrying food or other
confirmation of breeding. The male was singing a little ways away but I
never did see him. I was very happy to find them here and it looks like
this spot might provide some habitat for another couple of years possibly.
There is lots of great habitat at this location for varied species as on
the right along Little Coon Creek the woods turn to thick pine and hemlock
and so had blue-headed vireos and hermit thrush as well as a red-breasted
nuthatch. This is one of the most southern areas I see on eBird for
breeding mourning warbler other than in the mountain ridges.

I stopped a few areas at Cook Forest after the gamelands and had a nice
selection of expected northern birds including blue-headed vireo, least and
Acadian flycatcher, brown creeper, blackburnian and black-throated green
warblers, winter wren, and northern parula. I was disappointed to see that
the start of the beautiful hillside Hemlock Trail had extensive damage from
what looked like fairly recent storms. There were large numbers of very
large hemlock and white pine down all around the trail at the start and
scattered along the way, and I found no golden-crowned kinglets here that I
usually do. This trail is also part of the Baker Trail and North Country
Trail. I also checked at the end of Breezemont Drive near Rt 36 where I've
had pine warblers before but did not find any.

Happy summer birding !

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.
 

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Date: 7/11/17 3:39 am
From: DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...>
Subject: green heron Northampton county
On Monday afternoon I observed a Green Heron
on Albert Rd ponds. in Bushkill Township

Kathy Sieminski
Plainfield Township
Northampton County
Nazareth PA
 

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Date: 7/10/17 7:43 pm
From: tom and sheri <troberts2459...>
Subject: Re: Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?
Well explained Geoff.
We had Cliffs in our barn for about five years. Two years past, as suddenly as they appeared, they no longer showed up. I miss them.

This year has been great for woodcock - founds several nests and one hen with five little ones. Indigo buntings and TVs are not as common this year. Ravens are on the rise.

I've kept records of arrivals and 'densities' for many years - it's interesting how things change.

Tom
Somerset County



-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Geoff Malosh
Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2017 10:06 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?

Oscar and all,

To say that Cliff Swallow is "extirpated" in Allegheny County is putting it strongly, implying that the species is gone from here as a breeder forever; more correct would be simply to say that there are no longer any known nests in the county at present, as has been the case at times in the past too. Cliff Swallows are notorious for sudden and unexplainable shifts in distribution and nest site fidelity, and while it is certainly true that the species has been very rare as a breeder in Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington counties in recent decades, the North Park birds quite likely won't prove be the last to be found here. Certainly some Cliff Swallow colonies in Pennsylvania are very long established and are active every year, for decades on end. The colony that nests on the underside of the PA-528 bridge at Lake Arthur, Butler County is one such example. But smaller colonies like the one that appeared at North Park Lake just as frequently prove to be ephemeral as they do to be 'permanent'.

The entire history of the species in Pennsylvania has followed this kind of unpredictable, almost erratic status and distribution. Originally a native only of western North America, historically, Cliff Swallows nested only on naturally occurring cliff sides. The species did not expand into eastern North America until the early 19th Century, as the man-made structures they adapted to use as nest sites (bridges, barns, dams, buildings) themselves expanded westward. They did not appear in Pennsylvania until about 1830, but ever since then they have exhibited, more or less, their modern-day tendency to suddenly and inexplicably abandon nest sites from year to year, as well as a tendency to ebb and flow even in raw abundance. It's quite likely the North Park birds were indeed driven out by House Sparrows (a known threat to Cliff Swallow nests), but sometimes Cliff Swallows just move on for no obvious reason too. So it's a fair enough possibility that another colony will pop up at North Park or somewhere else around here again, someday, and will probably seem to arrive completely out of the blue at that.

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Oscar Miller
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2017 3:44 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?

On 5 July 2017 Wednesday I checked the Cliff Swallow colony on the structure at the dam of North Park Lake. Unfortunately there were no active nests present. In 2015 there were seven active nests. In 2016 there were only 2 active nests, with House Sparrows taking over 5 nests. Lots of House Sparrows nesting in holes in the structure which has not been well maintained were probably too much competition. This year there are two active Barn Swallow nests but no Cliff Swallows…Sadly, this might have been the last known site for nesting Cliffs In Allegheny County. Does anyone know of any other sites in Allegheny? Thanks, Oscar Miller
 

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Date: 7/10/17 2:24 pm
From: Joseph Majdan <Joseph.Majdan...>
Subject: Sedge Wren: Bucks County
I just observed and heard a Sedge Wren on my property in Newtown,
Bucks County.
Joe
Joseph F. Majdan, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Professional Development
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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Date: 7/10/17 1:17 pm
From: David Brown <davidebrownpa...>
Subject: My New Online Nocturnal Flight Call Recording Guide
Introducing the LycoBirds Guide to Recording Nocturnal Flight Calls:
http://www.lycobirds.com/nocturnal-flight-calls/

Some people have asked me about my home nocturnal flight call station so I
wrote this series of articles to be a complete overview of my equipment and
how I analyze my recordings.

I've been recording NFCs every night at my house in Lycoming County since
the beginning of May and have found it really enjoyable. I live in a valley
town between an airport and a highway and still get a ridiculous number of
calls. Highlights have included: Brant, black-bellied plover, dunlin,
short-billed dowitcher, whimbrel, barn owl, and dickcissel.

It is fairly easy to set up an NFC station and it can be very rewarding.
Fall migration is a great time to start so I recommend giving it a try if
you are interested. I'm happy to answer any questions. Even this time of
year I am getting green herons and both species of cuckoos on a regular
basis and shorebirds are starting to migrate south.

LycoBirds.com is a website run by my brother Bobby and I as an educational
resource about the birds of Lycoming County, PA.

David Brown
Lycoming County
 

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Date: 7/10/17 8:50 am
From: Brendyn Baptiste <000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Late Post--Marsh Birds @ Rasselas Marsh--Elk County
On Saturday morning, I made another visit to Rasselas Marsh to check on some of the birds that I had there last week. Although, this visited was way more productive. I first stopped at the beginning of Swamp Creek just up the road from the marsh where most of the White-throated Sparrows breed and there were at least 7 singing males present.

At the marsh, I decided to play a quick playback of Virginia Rail in hopes of trying to locate one. That one short playback brought me a total of 4 individuals (2 groups) grunting back and forth to each other for a minute or so. Along with them calling, a Sora made it "winnow" call twice. Then, one of the males kept continuously singing it "kiddick" song in the marsh about 30 ft in front of me. I got a fairly good look at him as he was singing. While this guy was singing away, I was scanning the edge of the marsh for the female, when instead I got a good look of a Wilson's Snipe sitting on a nest. Following this sighting, 2 Lesser Yellowlegs also came flying out of the marsh calling while making a couple of circles before flying off to the east. Lastly, the pair of Northern Harriers were observed flying together and calling. Overall, this was definitely a great visit, and this location provides the only know breeding location for these species (except Lesser Yellowlegs) in the county.

Good Birding!
Brendyn Baptiste
Slippery Rock, Butler County


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Date: 7/9/17 7:06 pm
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Re: Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?
Oscar and all,

To say that Cliff Swallow is "extirpated" in Allegheny County is putting it strongly, implying that the species is gone from here as a breeder forever; more correct would be simply to say that there are no longer any known nests in the county at present, as has been the case at times in the past too. Cliff Swallows are notorious for sudden and unexplainable shifts in distribution and nest site fidelity, and while it is certainly true that the species has been very rare as a breeder in Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington counties in recent decades, the North Park birds quite likely won't prove be the last to be found here. Certainly some Cliff Swallow colonies in Pennsylvania are very long established and are active every year, for decades on end. The colony that nests on the underside of the PA-528 bridge at Lake Arthur, Butler County is one such example. But smaller colonies like the one that appeared at North Park Lake just as frequently prove to be ephemeral as they do to be 'permanent'.

The entire history of the species in Pennsylvania has followed this kind of unpredictable, almost erratic status and distribution. Originally a native only of western North America, historically, Cliff Swallows nested only on naturally occurring cliff sides. The species did not expand into eastern North America until the early 19th Century, as the man-made structures they adapted to use as nest sites (bridges, barns, dams, buildings) themselves expanded westward. They did not appear in Pennsylvania until about 1830, but ever since then they have exhibited, more or less, their modern-day tendency to suddenly and inexplicably abandon nest sites from year to year, as well as a tendency to ebb and flow even in raw abundance. It's quite likely the North Park birds were indeed driven out by House Sparrows (a known threat to Cliff Swallow nests), but sometimes Cliff Swallows just move on for no obvious reason too. So it's a fair enough possibility that another colony will pop up at North Park or somewhere else around here again, someday, and will probably seem to arrive completely out of the blue at that.

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Oscar Miller
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2017 3:44 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?

On 5 July 2017 Wednesday I checked the Cliff Swallow colony on the structure at the dam of North Park Lake. Unfortunately there were no active nests present. In 2015 there were seven active nests. In 2016 there were only 2 active nests, with House Sparrows taking over 5 nests. Lots of House Sparrows nesting in holes in the structure which has not been well maintained were probably too much competition. This year there are two active Barn Swallow nests but no Cliff Swallows…Sadly, this might have been the last known site for nesting Cliffs In Allegheny County. Does anyone know of any other sites in Allegheny? Thanks, Oscar Miller
 

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Date: 7/9/17 1:13 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Sedge Wren - Crawford Co.
I was at Millers Pond today

There was a SEDGE WREN singing frequently from the tall grasses across the
road from the small pond (this would be on your left when entering Swamp
Rd. from Rt. 285)

PLEASE DO NOT harass this bird with playback

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/9/17 11:44 am
From: J. Eric Witmer <flatbirder...>
Subject: Common Merganser brood, Lancaster Co
This morning while kayaking Speedwell Forge Lake and up the Hammer Creek we paddled past a hen Common Merganser with nine chicks.
They were on the creek between the marshy end of the lake and the Wolf sanctuary property.
The flightless chicks were not even half the size of the hen.
Quite a treat seeing them scoot past the kayak ten feet away.

Eric Witmer
Ephrata



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Date: 7/9/17 6:56 am
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Misc. Breeding Birds, Imperial Grasslands, Allegheny County
I drove down to the Imperial Grasslands area this morning to see what I could turn up and after 5 stops across 2 and 1/2 hours I was able to get a good sample of the grassland/field breeders which are all becoming harder to find in Allegheny County, and several for which this area represents the last known accessible breeding location in the county. The areas I stopped were the William Dr area, the western side of the grasslands on Hebron Rd, King Rd near the county line, the main pond, and Solar Dr (I didn't have time to hit the truck stop or Robinson Rd). I summarized my observations of the most pertinent species below:

Henslow's Sparrow - 1
Despite the pipeline going right through the area, one bird was singing from across the far side of the pipeline at the west grasslands, faintly but clearly.

Prairie Warbler - 1
On King Rd right at the edge of the area that was cleared for development one bird was singing emphatically and actually came into some of the larger trees near the road for nice views. It does seem as if the land clearing has pushed this bird right up to the edge of the forest and I would be a little surprised if the species returns to the area next spring.

Grasshopper Sparrow - 8
A quite conservative count I am happy to say. Numbers no doubt have swelled with juveniles in the mix but still an encouraging sight with groups of birds at three separate locations. With the truck stop, which I did not go to, being a known location for GRSP, and assuming the west grasslands still have GRSP (none detected today), it means that they could be breeding in at least five different locations in the area. There were at least a couple singing near the end of Solar Dr, at least 3 at the GE cul-de-sac by the main pond, and also at least 3 in the field at the top of William Dr, which is the new road that turns at the retention pond on Burgettstown Rd. Since it was cleared for development, the field between William Dr and the Findlay Connector has grown back in and is pretty good habitat for the GRSP at the moment. For anyone that hasnt been out this way recently, the area at the sharp turn in King Rd just south of the main pond where GRSP used to breed has literally disappeared. King Rd has actually been rerouted and a large building has been built right where the road used to turn, meaning that if any GRSP would try to return to the breeding site, they would literally be inside a warehouse! This has me wondering if some of the birds from this site have moved to the field by William Dr, which of course is also intended for development, but at least it might show that the GRSP are successfully able to move around and find new habitat quickly (they will need that ability if they are to continue in this area!).

Field Sparrow - 7
Singing at every stop except the main pond.

Eastern Meadowlark - 4
A probable family group at the main pond and another singing on Solar Dr.

Willow Flycatcher - 7
All at Solar Dr, several singing, and at least two apparent family groups.

Ring-necked Pheasant - 1
One calling from the pasture behind GFS on Solar Dr.

Also a Green Heron and two Spotted Sandpipers were in the main pond and one Brown Thrasher was behind GFS. Given the events elsewhere in PA, admittedly I was hoping a Dickcissel would drift into Allegheny County as well, but no luck.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County

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Date: 7/8/17 7:25 pm
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...>
Subject: dickcissels cont., berks
There are 9 or 10 at two locations. The biggest colony is at Rodale (below),
where they were last year. There may be others in the county. There's plenty
of similar habitat.


Rodale Experimental Farm, Maxatawny Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 8, 2017 7:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: Overcast to partly cloudy, light westerly wind, 67-78F.
34 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 Large Barn Swallow escort.
Killdeer 9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Mourning Dove 60 Large postbreeding flock.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Blue Jay 1
Horned Lark 4
Purple Martin 3
Tree Swallow 105 Large postbreeding flock on wires and hunting insects
over wetland.
Barn Swallow 55 Many adults with fledged young, some still being fed.
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 150
Common Yellowthroat 2
Grasshopper Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 7 A female perched on a fencepost with dried grass in her
bill. A male repeatedly hovered over her soliciting copulation, which took
place when female consented. Following copulation, female flew down into the
pasture with the nesting material and the male flew to a nearby weed stalk,
where it commenced singing in response to the several other males singing
nearby. About 0.1 mile away in an alfalfa field extensively invaded by
chicory, a male flew in close company with a female from one stalk of
chicory to another. This pair finally disappeared into the adjacent
cornfield. Two other males sang unobserved from concealed perches in the
pastures. A third male sang from utility wires above a field of alfalfa that
was regrowing after earlier cutting. It appears that rotational grazing of
pasture plots by dairy cows is ensuring that some tall grass is always
available for grassland bird species. Note that Savannah and Grasshopper
Sparrows, Bobolinks and Red-winged Blackbirds have all been confirmed
nesting here this season.
Bobolink 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Orchard Oriole 1
House Finch 20
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38040241

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

Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County
 

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Date: 7/8/17 11:49 am
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: Broad-winged hawks, Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny, County
We had an interesting hawk sighting Around mid-morning while walking on the gravel road at DLP. We heard a couple of Broad-winged hawks calling close by. I just got them in my binoculars close overhead, when they loosely joined talons and somersaulted about two times and then separated. Pat also got a good look at them. Later we saw three Broad-winged hawks soaring together. They were briefly joined by a Red-shouldered Hawk, who was missing most of the outer portion of his tail. We once saw Bald Eagles somersaulting but never before had we seen hawks exhibit this behavior.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea


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Date: 7/8/17 8:43 am
From: <foandla...> <foandla...>
Subject: RFI birding areas around Hollidaysburg, Blair County
I will be in Hollidaysburg Tuesday late afternoon until Thurdsay around 4pm.Anybody have a suggestion on a quick stop for grassland species in particular, or if not, just a nice place to bird?I'll be coming down and returning on rt 80 from the Lehigh Valley area.thanks

Dan ZmodaPen Argyl
 

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Date: 7/8/17 8:07 am
From: Dnadeb <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Mifflin County- Dickcissels
Greg, Lewis and I spent some time looking for it this morning. We came up empty and owners there had not seen it or heard it. But it could still be around.
Owners were friendly and we also chatted with Stephen Swarey, a well-known Birder in the area. He was there before us and had not seen or heard it this morning.
Among other birds there was a Savannah, Grasshopper and E Meadowlark.
We will probably try again next week

Deb Grove

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> On Jul 7, 2017, at 1:31 PM, Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> wrote:
>
> hello all
>
> as per phone call from Amos Swarey, he got a report of a possible pair of Dickcissel near Allensville on Sunrise Lane.
>
> heading west on 655 from Bellville, before you come into Allensville, before the Allensville Mennonite church, there is Big Valley Dry Goods on the left.
>
> this is the same lane as the farm behind there.
>
> several amish birders and I think Jay Zook have seen/heard the bird.
>
> as per the report, someone saw one of the pair carrying nesting material.
>
> Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA
>
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Date: 7/8/17 12:26 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 7/8/2017
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* July 8, 2017
* PAEA1707.08
- Birds mentioned

BLUE GROSBEAK
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
DICKCISSEL

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: July 8th at 3:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the PEN ARGYL area, Northampton County:
Common Ravens – 66 on 7/1 (‘fly-by’s; high count).

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Grand Central landfill:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 to at least 7/4 (at the Evergreen Cemetery).

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 3 to at least 7/4 (along Church Road at Apple
Butter Road).

Sightings from the MAXATAWNY area, Berks County:
DICKCISSELS – up to 3 to at least 7/4 (along Kunkel Road).

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Date: 7/7/17 2:46 pm
From: Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich...>
Subject: Montgomery Co. Lost bird (banded) Conshohocken PA
This bird has been hanging around the intersection of E Hector St and Apple
St in Conshohocken for about 12 days.
Not exactly sure of the species, but was told that it may not be a homing
pigeon, but possibly a show bird.

If anyone is missing a bird or knows someone who is, please email me and I
will contact my friend who's house it has been hanging around.
Thanks,
Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery Co
Pics:
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Date: 7/7/17 12:43 pm
From: Oscar Miller <aoscarmiller3...>
Subject: Cliff Swallows extirpated in Allegheny County?
On 5 July 2017 Wednesday I checked the Cliff Swallow colony on the structure at the dam of North Park Lake. Unfortunately there were no active nests present. In 2015 there were seven active nests. In 2016 there were only 2 active nests, with House Sparrows taking over 5 nests. Lots of House Sparrows nesting in holes in the structure which has not been well maintained were probably too much competition. This year there are two active Barn Swallow nests but no Cliff Swallows…Sadly, this might have been the last known site for nesting Cliffs In Allegheny County. Does anyone know of any other sites in Allegheny? Thanks, Oscar Miller
 

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Date: 7/7/17 12:20 pm
From: Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...>
Subject: Reason #2 to attend the PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
FIELD TRIPS! Two great field trips you get to attend! One on Saturday
morning and one on Sunday morning. With 10 to choose from each day you
are sure to find one that you find suits your interest! Though one trip on
each day has been filled and another on each day only has 2 spots left, so
register today to get the trips of your choice. All you need to know
including how to register online or by mail can be found at
http://www.pabirds.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.htm or by looking at the
June edition of the PSO Pileated.
Good Birding,
Vern Gauthier
PSO Vice President
 

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Date: 7/7/17 10:31 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Mifflin County- Dickcissels
hello all

as per phone call from Amos Swarey, he got a report of a possible pair
of Dickcissel near Allensville on Sunrise Lane.

heading west on 655 from Bellville, before you come into Allensville,
before the Allensville Mennonite church, there is Big Valley Dry Goods
on the left.

this is the same lane as the farm behind there.

several amish birders and I think Jay Zook have seen/heard the bird.

as per the report, someone saw one of the pair carrying nesting material.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Date: 7/6/17 9:15 am
From: Gwen Blatt <000000c2d152c856-dmarc-request...>
Subject: green herons
Nessmuk Lake, Wellsboro, PA:
July 3 -5

3 Green Herons
3 Great Blue Herons
6 juvenile Wood Ducks
Pair of Common Mergansers
1 Belted Kingfisher
(1 Beaver )
 

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Date: 7/6/17 8:07 am
From: Carole <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Butler Co- ? Night-heron
If anyone sees the night-heron at Glade Run could you post or let me know please, I'd plan to run down after work this evening. Thanks!!

Carole Winslow
Sligo Clarion Co

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
 

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Date: 7/6/17 7:43 am
From: Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Monroe Co.--5 shorebird species
Given the cool 64F. temperature and the excellent mudflats at Lynchwood Lake, it felt and looked more like early Sept. up here in Mt. Pocono.

Seems only fitting but unexpectantly early for some of these shorebirds. Ebird link will lead to some photos on this overcast but tranquil morning.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37998218


Bruce Johnson
 

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Date: 7/6/17 6:19 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Homestead, Allegheny County, E. Kingbird,
Yesterday, in the sycamores (or are they plane trees?)downstream from and next to the Homestead Grays Bridge, Susie spotted:
Eastern KingbirdYellow Warbler
And I saw them, too, after considerable effort.  The kingbird is the first I've seen that close to the City of Pittsburgh.
Today, at Frick Park, we saw a bird an infamous local birder (a different one, not me 😈) dubbed the indigunk -- an immature male Indigo Bunting, all blotchy, blue and brown.
Jack Solomonwith Susie Solomon

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Date: 7/5/17 3:14 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Whip-poor-will surveys in Rothrock SF
Diane Bierley, Deb Grove, and I completed our 3 Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF for the 8th year.

30 count points. We totaled 54 Whip-poor-wiils, down from last year's record count of 61 but above the 8-year average of 45.

Most stops are in Huntingdon Co, a few in Mifflin and Centre.

Greg Grove


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

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Date: 7/5/17 6:49 am
From: Carole Winslow <cjwinslow94...>
Subject: Clarion Co- Dickcissels
I hadn't had time until this morning to follow up on the dickcissel
report on July 1 by Anthony Bruno so ran over this morning to check up on
this sighting, I was very happy to find not one but two singing male
dickcissels and a female with one of them. Got pictures, video and
recordings of the two different songs.

They are on Skyline Rd which is 3.7 miles from my house and yet not a
road I have visited in some time, maybe since the atlas. There are so many
great areas in this part of the county that many of them like this get poor
coverage even from me ! I had forgotten what a nice stretch of grassland
this is and that I had great birds here for the atlas. Along with the
dickcissels I had Henslow's, horned lark, great numbers of bobolinks along
with willow flycatcher and swamp sparrow calling from a small pond across
the road. A beautiful morning ! It will be posted in eBird and the
coordinates on the map will be accurate for this location if anyone wants
to visit. It is private property but it's a rural road with plenty of
parking and little to no traffic.

Carole Winslow
Clarion Co.
 

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Date: 7/5/17 6:14 am
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Yellow-crowned Night-heron; Butler County; 07/05/2017
At 7:15 AM today, I found the Yellow-crowned Night-heron that was reported yesterday at Glade Run Lake in southern Butler County. Yesterday the bird was found by Joe Lee and posted on the Pa Birder's page on Facebook by Robert Mulvihill. It is an immature bird and I saw it walking in the mowed grass area near the gravel parking lot on the right as you enter the park. After a while it flew into a large tree and perched on a dead branch.

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

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Date: 7/5/17 3:26 am
From: Brendyn Baptiste <000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Independence Day Birds--Elk County
Yesterday evening, I birder a few locations in northern Elk County and had a few surprises. First off l, at Rasselas Marsh, I saw the nesting pair of Northern Harrier both carrying food. The male was seen first carrying some kind of rodent, then the female was seen a few minutes later carrying a snake. They both noted heading into the small hemlock trees with bog-like conditions at the southern edge of the marsh. Later, along Rasselas Rd just southwest of the marsh I noticed another female Northern Harrier patrolling the fields underneath the power lines. This is very likely another individual with the possibility of there now being two pairs nesting in the area. Another highlight at Rasselas was a juvenile White-throated Sparrow at the beginning of Swamp Creek just north east of the marsh along with a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

I then headed to the Twin Lakes area of the Allegheny NF and drove along Experimental Forest Rd and 7 Mile Rd. This is the area in which I had singing Swainson's Thrushes last summer, and I was not disappointed yesterday with at least 5 singing males present with 4 of them in a hemlock ravine along Experimental Forest Rd. There were likely more Swainson's Thrushes, but I ran out of daylight. Other notables include 4 Golden-crowned Kinglets, at least 26 Hermit Thrushes, and a singing Mourning Warbler. With all of these sightings, it ended up being a pretty good Fourth of July.

Good Birding!
Brendyn Baptiste
Slippery Rock, Butler County
 

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Date: 7/4/17 1:56 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Leucistic Starling - Allegheny Co.
This afternoon I was at Shouse Park in Crescent Twp.

There was a leucistic European Starling there foraging on the ground
The entire body was leucistic

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/3/17 2:59 pm
From: Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...>
Subject: American Bittern, Lycoming Co.
Hi everyone,

Among other things I saw an American Bittern at the northern area of Rose
Valley Lake. It was in a dead tree, then flew to another dead tree, so I
got a good look at it. Finally, it flew into the weeds or trees, where I
lost it.

Rosemary Lunz​
Warrensville
 

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Date: 7/3/17 2:09 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Great Egret - Crawford Co.
I was at the Linesville Fish Hatchery earlier today and found a Great Egret
in the back at the spit

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/2/17 6:49 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Grosbeak comments, Koch property, Northampton County
The rose-breasted grosbeak parade to my feeders continues unabated.  I am now beginning to see/hear young, some with adults and some alone. But the last two days were interesting in that several individuals, both adults and juveniles, were eating common milkweed blossoms on plants near the feeders.  I've seen them eat jewelweed blossoms in past years, but I presumed that's was so that the blossom would explode the seeds into their mouths. But I didn't think that was the case with the milkweeds so I did some research and found that they like to eat blossoms. You learn something every day. Other birds of note here recently include a very vocal yellow-billed cuckoo in the front yard, young hummingbirds both chasing and being chased by adults, a red-eyed vireo near the creek, cedar waxwings, indigo buntings, juvenile brown thrashers, Baltimore and orchard orioles (adults and young of both species), several willow flycatchers, yellow warblers, an eastern kingbird nesting in a crabapple tree, and more catbirds and song sparrows that I care to count.   Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 7/2/17 1:50 pm
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: July eBird challenge
Hello PA Birders:

July’s eBird challenge is to share birding with others. The eBirder of
the Month will be drawn from eBirders who submit 15 eligible shared
checklists during July. These lists may be shared with you from another
person, or shared from you to someone else. All lists should be shared
and accepted by the last day of the month. For details on monthly prizes
for those who meet the monthly challenge, go to the eBird home page.

If you are following the year-long 2017 challenge you should have
completed 181 checklists by now to keep on track.

Chuck Berthoud
PSO Board Member

York County
717/608-2614 mobile/text
 

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Date: 7/2/17 8:38 am
From: steve cottrell <miami.07...>
Subject: Eastern Bluebird trifecta - Chester Co.
The Eastern Bluebird using a yard nest box laid the 5th egg of the pair's 3rd clutch this morning. This follows 2 successful clutches of 5 fledglings each. This makes 3 consecutive years that yard Bluebirds had 3 clutches. There is little doubt that supplemental feeding is a factor since 8 other pairs which do not have supplemental feeding are still on the 2nd clutch. It is unlikely that any of those will produce a 3rd nest.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp
 

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Date: 7/1/17 3:08 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Great Egrets - Butler Co.
This afternoon I went to Moraine State Park and stopped at Barkley Rd.

The two Great Egrets that I found and reported back on June 10 were still
present today

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 7/1/17 2:48 pm
From: Bruce Johnson <000000bcb5fcbd4d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Monroe Co.--Northern Goshawk photos
This afternoon I found an imma. Northern Goshawk that posed in a perch behind the Johnson@Johnson warehouse at the cul-de-sac.

Photos can be seen here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37913489

Bruce Johnson
Mt. Pocono
 

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Date: 7/1/17 1:49 pm
From: <foandla...> <foandla...>
Subject: New high count Ravens for yard, Northampton County
Looking off the front porch before the storm came through, I counted 66 ravens heading from the GCS landfill to the mountain.  Tripled my old high total of 23Dan ZmodaPen Argyl
 

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Date: 7/1/17 9:56 am
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker; Allegheny County; 07/01/2017
At 12:29 PM today we had an adult Red-headed Woodpecker visit our oil sunflower seed feeder. We have lived here for over 40 years and this is a new yard bird.

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

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Date: 7/1/17 6:48 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Mercer/Crawford Co. June 30th - Dickcissel, sparrows and more
All,


Three of us went on a day of birding up north, spending time at the Volant Strips and surrounding farm area; northern Mercer Co.; Lake Goddard area; the McMichael Road area; Miller's Ponds, Wilson Road & Pymatuning; and a couple other areas that I don't know exact locations for. We got all of our target birds, and lots of other surprises. 87 species total between 7 AM and dusk.


Green Heron - many, in a variety of places

Bald Eagle - adult on Pleasant Grove Rd, immature near Miller's Pond, two imm. in northern Mercer, one adult blown sideways in the evening storm near Miller's Pond

Sandhill Crane - groups of 4 (Pleasant Grove Rd), 9 (flying over Volant), 7 (in field before McMichael Rd), 6 (Miller's Pond)

Bobolink - in many fields throughout

Swamp Sparrow - lots, every time we found something swampy

Sora - at Black Swamp, only seen by one of us, but photographed

Henslow's Sparrow - 17 total, from Volant and northern Mercer Co.

Willow Flycatcher - one at Volant, giving a light call

Clay-colored Sparrow - one at Volant, "sang" once right in front of us and then took off

Purple Martin - everywhere there was a box

Wood Duck - at least 4 groups of mothers with 3-4 young, plus male at McMichael Rd marsh

Red-shouldered Hawk - northern Mercer and one at Lake Goddard

Grasshopper Sparrow - a farm field off 985

Horned Lark - 3+2 in farm fields in northern Mercer

Osprey - 4-5 active nests in the Lake Goddard region, plus two fishing away from those nest areas

Double-crested Cormorant - 3 at Lake Goddard

Prothonotary Warbler - 3 singing males at McMichael Rd at pull-off

Marsh Wren - at least 5 singing males at marsh on left/west side just past pull-off on McMichael

VEERY - a singing and calling male across the road from the Pymatuning Spillway/bread depository. A big surprise.

Upland Sandpiper - sang 3-4 times on Wilson Road, then quieted up when we stopped for the...

DICKCISSEL - one singing male on the electric line along Wilson Rd. Very vocal, allowed us to get right under him.


Then the sky got really dark and the wind kicked up, so we left and had dinner. THEN got hit by the first round of deluge up in Crawford Co, but not the worst one. Flooding all along the highway.


Other animals were good, too:

Only one live deer, and that was in North Park, so a win there

Mink - I was standing quietly at the marsh on McMichael Rd, and one skittered 12-15 feet by to my left

Chipmunk - after the mink reappeared, a bold chipmunk ran a 50-yard dash down the middle of the road at one of us

Ground Hog - lots of young ones, but with a future and without

Snapping Turtle - at Pennsy Swamp, on the trail, where there was much evidence of hatching everywhere. A 7" baby.

Garter Snake - small one in the road at a Henslow's stop


Cheers.


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 7/1/17 3:08 am
From: Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...>
Subject: Reason #25 to attend the PSO Annual Meeting September 15-17
Reason #25 for attending the PSO Annual Meeting. 25% off Registration,
Banquet and t-shirts for those 18 and younger or those of any age who are
enrolled full time in college. More info and registraion at
http://www.pabirds.org/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.htm
Vern Gauthier
PSO Vice President
 

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Date: 6/30/17 3:03 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Ruddy Duck - Crawford Co.
This afternoon I was at the Linesville Fish Hatchery and found a hen Ruddy
Duck at one of the entrance ponds

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/30/17 8:55 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 June 2017
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE06.25.17

Highlights:
UPLAND SANDPIPER (Crawford County)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
CLIFF SWALLOW
MARSH WREN
MOURNING WARBLER (Erie County)
CANADA WARBLER
VESPER SPARROW (Somerset County)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
DICKCISSEL (Crawford County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Anthony Bledsoe, Sheree Daugherty, Glenn Koppel, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Sunday, 18 June 2017 through Sunday, 25 June 2017

**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-

CRAWFORD COUNTY:

Near Miller's Ponds on 6/20, 1 DICKCISSEL, 1 UPLAND SANDPIPER (AB); on 6/21, 1 DICKCISSEL, 3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, BOBOLINKS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 1 nearby COMMON GALLINULE, VEERY (SD).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Siegel Marsh/State Gamelands #218 on 6/23, VIRGINIA RAIL, MARSH WRENS, 1 MOURNING WARBLER (CW).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

Along the Garrett BBS Route on 6/21, sightings included RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 3 COMMON RAVENS, 4 CLIFF SWALLOWS, 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 2 CANADA WARBLERS, 1 VESPER SPARROW, 2 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 5 BOBOLINKS (GK).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.
 

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Date: 6/30/17 12:37 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 6/30/2017
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* June 30, 2017
* PAEA1706.30
- Birds mentioned

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
BLUE GROSBEAK
DICKCISSEL
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: June 30th at 3:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

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

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the SAYLORSBURG area, Monroe County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 from 6/21 to at least 6/27.

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Grand Central landfill:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 to at least 6/26 (at the Evergreen Cemetery)
DICKCISSELS – 4 on 6/24.

Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 6/19.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Common Loon – 1 to at least 6/23.

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 2 to at least 6/17 (along Church Road at Apple
Butter Road).

Sightings from TREXLER PARK, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 6/16.

Sightings from the MAXATAWNY area, Berks County:
DICKCISSELS – up to 2 to at least 6/23 (along Kunkel Road).

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
Common Loon – 1 on 6/18.
At the Church Road area:
Caspian Tern – 1 on 6/19.

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Date: 6/29/17 9:27 am
From: Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...>
Subject: Dickcissel Invasion Cumberland County
Greetings,
Andy Markel and I had 19 DICKCISSELS in the Newburg area this morning, 13
of them on a one mile stretch of Hill Top Road. All birds were singing
males.
Best,
Vern Gauthier
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 6/28/17 11:50 pm
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Re: Dickcissels - Clinton County
Yesterday morning I found one male and one female Dickcissel at the location. I did not hear any singing but the female occasionally perched in shrubs and a small tree and was making chip notes.

Tom Shervinskie reported to me that he saw 2 males & one female there last evening.

This area is about one mile north on Rt. 220 just off the Lock Haven I80 exit on Fairground Rd. across from the fairground entrance.


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


>
> On June 27, 2017 at 8:37 AM Brian Schmoke <bjs5067...> wrote:
>
> Had a pair of male Dickcissels singing and showing very well last evening.
> Southeast side of Fairground road across from the entrance to the Clinton
> county fairgrounds. There is a gravel parking lot there to park in and both
> birds were within 50 yards of that parking lot.
>
> Parking lot coordinates: N41.06211, W77.44827
>
> Brian Schmoke - Howard, PA
>
 

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Date: 6/28/17 7:55 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: PSO Membership Survey
Hi Everyone,

As I mentioned in the latest PSO Newsletter, the results of the PSO Membership Survey are now available for viewing on the PSO Website at www.pabirds.org. The link is at the bottom of the homepage. It is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Also if you haven't registered for the PSO Annual Meeting in September, there is still plenty of time to register. You can do it electronically or by mail. All the details are on the PSO Website under Annual Meeting. There are a variety of field trips and I don't think you can go wrong on any of them. We have four speakers who are preparing interesting topics for the mid-afternoon and evening lectures. Hope to see you in Carlisle!

Mike Fialkovich
PSO President
 

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Date: 6/28/17 6:49 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Laurel Summit SP/Forbes SF--Laurel Summit area (Somerset Co.), Jun 28, 2017
Subject: eBird Report - Laurel Summit SP/Forbes SF--Laurel Summit area
(Somerset Co.), Jun 28, 2017

A beautiful day to spend in the woods with lots of warbler activity.
Ovenbirds, Veery and Black-throated Blue Warblers were numerous and vocal.
Making this trip late June yearly, I believe that 5 Canada Warblers is the
highest count we have had. All 5 were seen and included 4 males and 1
female. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney
Kathy Saunders

Laurel Summit SP/Forbes SF--Laurel Summit area (Somerset Co.), Somerset,
Pennsylvania, US
Jun 28, 2017 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-eyed Vireo 14
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 2
Veery 10
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 12 including 2 juveniles. Birds were singing everywhere
along the trails. This is probably a low count.
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 5
Hooded Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 8 including 1 juvenile
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Scarlet Tanager 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 female

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37860125

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

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Date: 6/28/17 11:52 am
From: Pabirder1974 <pabirder1974...>
Subject: Dickcissel meadville pa
During my school commute I found a singing dickcissel on middle road near the meadville airport this morning

Shawn collins
Crawford county

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/28/17 10:29 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: Re: Recent Dickcissel appearances
I agree, thank you for sharing, Robert. I had wondered also. I knew that despite our great pleasure in seeing so many here, the birds might in fact be facing very stressful situations in their usual breeding areas.


It's neat to see the historical data of them in our counties.


Amy Taracido

Washington Co., PA


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2017 9:46 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Recent Dickcissel appearances

So glad you posted this as I was wondering why there have been so many dickcissel sightings this year. Really interesting stuff.

Thanks very much!

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


Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 23, 2017, at 4:15 PM, Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill...> wrote:
>
> The recent spate of Dickcissel sightings across PA may have to do (as it
> did during the big summer invasion of Dickcissels in 1988) with extreme
> drought in the northern plains, specifically, North and South Dakota:
>
> From the National Climate Report (May 2017):
>
> "...it was dry across much of the Dakotas during the spring, and
> precipitation deficits accumulated quickly. According to the U.S. Drought
> Monitor, drought spread rapidly across the Dakotas in May as impacts became
> more apparent. Below-normal spring temperatures delayed planting and slowed
> crop growth in this region. During the month of May, the percent of topsoil
> moisture rated short to very short increased from 7 percent to 36 percent
> in North Dakota and from 12 percent to 38 percent in South Dakota. This is
> something to watch closely as we head into summer."
>
> For those who may be interested in reading it, I published an article
> almost twenty years ago now about the likely relationship between
> Midwestern spring droughts and the historic and recent invasions of
> Dickcissels in Pennsylvania Birds:
>
> http://www.pabirds.org/PABIRDS/BackIssues/PBV02N3.pdf
PENNSYLVANIA BIRDS VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3, JUL - SEP 1988<http://www.pabirds.org/PABIRDS/BackIssues/PBV02N3.pdf>
www.pabirds.org
PENNSYLVANIA BIRDS VOLUME 2, NUMBER 3, JUL - SEP 1988 Table of Contents _____ Editorial 81 Letters 82 Mississippi Kite (Kwater) 8 2



>
> It will be interesting to see how this year's influx compares to 1988's.
>
> Robert S. Mulvihill
> Ornithologist
> National Aviary
> 700 Arch Street
> Pittsburgh, PA 15212
> 412-258-1148
> <Robert.mulvihill...> <Robert.mulvihill...>
>
>
> *The National Aviary <http://www.aviary.org> works to inspire respect for

> nature through an appreciation of birds.*
 

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Date: 6/27/17 1:31 pm
From: Jason Weller <fishingdude20...>
Subject: Snyder County - Red-headed Woodpeckers
My parents (Middleburg area) have had at least one, possibly two pairs of Red-headed Woodpeckers visiting their feeder since late April (3 different adults seen nearly at one time). Last Monday I was surprised to see a Red-headed Woodpecker out my kitchen window (Selinsgrove area). I have seen 2 adults, but I can't pinpoint a nesting area, but they have been in the yard everyday since including a few minutes ago.


I was unable to find the reported Dickcissels today though.


Jason Weller

Selinsgrove
 

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Date: 6/27/17 10:46 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: App to locate GPS readings??
PA birders,
I have an Android phone. Is there an app to use in finding birds that you
have a GPS location (lat./long.) for?

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 6/27/17 9:58 am
From: Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...>
Subject: Hummingbird at cattail
Every year I try to gather some cattail stalks and put them by the hummingbird feeders as an offering for nesting material. Peggy Wall (one of our regular photographers) captured this image at the front garden here at Jacobsburg.

Here is the link: https://www.blipfoto.com/entry/2324206183289718754<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blipfoto.com%2Fentry%2F2324206183289718754&data=02%7C01%<7CRwiltraut...>%7C0d29a969de3d4a11287608d4bafbdd5d%7C418e284101284dd59b6c47fc5a9a1bde%7C1%7C0%7C636339038294976103&sdata=mCfEDYeDFuc7qncOVJ2Pv69H5z3drmb6HnZ0e9a%2FRmI%3D&reserved=0>

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut
PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Bureau of State Parks | Jacobsburg EE Center
Phone: 610 746-2801 ext.103 | Fax: 610 746-2804
<rwiltraut...><mailto:<rwiltraut...> | www.dcnr.state.pa.us<http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/>
 

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Date: 6/27/17 8:45 am
From: Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...>
Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker continues, Monroe County
Red-headed Woodpecker is still hanging out in oak woods behind my house. Very vocal in the mornings. Few years back they did a logging behind the house creating openings in the woods which probably attracted this bird.

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut
PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Bureau of State Parks | Jacobsburg EE Center
Phone: 610 746-2801 ext.103 | Fax: 610 746-2804
<rwiltraut...><mailto:<rwiltraut...> | www.dcnr.state.pa.us<http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/>
 

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Date: 6/27/17 8:37 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Dickcissels - Clinton County
just got a call from Wayne Laubscher, he was at this location now and
has at least 3 males and 2 females, got great pics too.

he wanted to have me send out this update to everyone

chad kauffman, mifflintown, pa


On 6/27/2017 8:37 AM, Brian Schmoke wrote:
> Had a pair of male Dickcissels singing and showing very well last evening.
> Southeast side of Fairground road across from the entrance to the Clinton
> county fairgrounds. There is a gravel parking lot there to park in and both
> birds were within 50 yards of that parking lot.
>
> Parking lot coordinates: N41.06211, W77.44827
>
>
>
> Brian Schmoke - Howard, PA
>
>
>

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Date: 6/27/17 5:38 am
From: Brian Schmoke <bjs5067...>
Subject: Dickcissels - Clinton County
Had a pair of male Dickcissels singing and showing very well last evening.
Southeast side of Fairground road across from the entrance to the Clinton
county fairgrounds. There is a gravel parking lot there to park in and both
birds were within 50 yards of that parking lot.

Parking lot coordinates: N41.06211, W77.44827



Brian Schmoke - Howard, PA


 

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Date: 6/26/17 6:46 pm
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: Woodcock, Ospreys -Monroe and Northampton counties
Howdy All.

Yesterday I took a leisurely Sunday drive up to Stroudsburg from Easton.
Of course I looked for raptors along the way. I figured I would look for
the one Osprey nest that is close to a house. Sure enough there was an
osprey on it and it looked to be feeding young birds. I saw more Ospreys
over the Delaware a bit further North.

On the way back in the twilight I saw two birds on the road in front of
my car. This was in Cherry Valley in a wooded area near the "S" bends in
the stream. I stopped and one of the birds flew off down the road. This
birds was a woodcock and really flew away really fast. The second bird
looked a little whiter and flew into the woods. I don't see woodcocks
very often.

Have fun, Dave
 

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Date: 6/26/17 4:59 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Snyder County - Dickcissel
just got a report from Aden Troyer, who got a phone call from an amish
family in snyder county. They had 2 males and 1 female Dickcissel on
Hoffer Rd, near Port Treverton, Snyder County. This road runs between
Port Treverton and Meiserville, north of 11/15.

that is all of the info I got so far. Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Date: 6/26/17 10:22 am
From: Zachary Millen <zjmillen...>
Subject: Re: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
Just a quick note on this bird: As previously correctly reported by Stan
Stahl there has been an adult Tundra Swan in Museum Pond at Middle Creek
WMA since Saturday, which continues this morning. ID points are eye thinly
connected to black facial skin, rounded head, flat U-shaped base of culmen,
and yellow spot at base of upper mandible. Since then, however, two reports
have come in to eBird listing it as a Trumpeter. Just wanted to try to
avoid any confusion in case anyone has received these reports via eBird and
is considering chasing.

Photo here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37788241

Zach Millen
Akron


On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Stanley C Stahl <
<000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px
> #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important;
> background-color:white !important; } This morning at the pond near the
> Middle Creek visitors center, there was a swan that seemed to be a Tundra
> Swan. The bill was black with a yellowish spot near the base. The culmen
> was slightly curvedand its head was slightly rounded. Its head and neck
> were heavily stained orangish. Last year there were 2 possible Tundra
> Swans on June 16th at the pasture pools along Fox Rd. in Lebanon County.I
> was going to check for the Cerulean Warbler along Laurel Rd.,but the road
> was closed. And another sign said " Incident Ahead."Stan Stahl
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
>
 

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Date: 6/26/17 6:48 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: YB Chat Franklin Co
Hi All,
Hope you're having a good summer. The Chat waited to show up at Heisey Road
Orchard until today. It's singing it's 💓 out!

Good birding,
Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 6/25/17 1:47 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Mergansers - Beaver Co.
This afternoon I stopped at the Townsend Dam in New Brighton and present
there were ten Common Mergansers perched on exposed rocks in the Beaver
River

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 6/25/17 6:15 am
From: Dean Newhouse <dean.newhouse...>
Subject: Dickcissels, York County
Checked again on the Dickcissel at Hopewell late yesterday afternoon. He
was singing again from the same area where I found him 10 days ago, this
time from the easternmost platform itself, but he now had company in the
area. Saw another male singing simultaneously from a nearby vent pipe. And
after a bit, the closest singer flew down into the grass to interact with a
female. While I lingered in this area of the park, I saw and heard
Dickcissels singing from various vent pipes, some as far as 100 yards from
the first. Never actually saw more than two males at once, but I got the
feeling that there were more.

Dean Newhouse
York County

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Richard Cleary
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:00 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Dickcissel, York Co.

Dean Newhouse has found a very vocal dickcissel at the Hopewell Rec. Area.
It's perching on a vent pipe about 20 yards north of the easternmost
platform.
Dick Cleary
Sent from my iPhone=
 

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Date: 6/25/17 4:16 am
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
I did get the Cerulean Warbler at the gravel parking lot. Interestingly enough, it responded to a guy playing a Nashville Warbler call!
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:26 PM, Stanley C Stahl<000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> wrote: blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } This morning at the pond near the Middle Creek visitors center, there was a swan that seemed to be a Tundra Swan. The bill was black with a yellowish spot near the base. The culmen was slightly curvedand its head was slightly rounded. Its head and neck were heavily stained orangish.  Last year there were 2 possible Tundra Swans on June 16th at the pasture pools along Fox Rd. in Lebanon County.I was going to check for the Cerulean Warbler along Laurel Rd.,but the road was closed. And another sign said " Incident Ahead."Stan Stahl

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 6/25/17 3:39 am
From: Shea Tiller <sheagordontiller...>
Subject: Heads Up for John Heinz NWR Birders (Philly)
An update on the heads up: the Flickr comments give these specific
directions: "*It was about 50 yards east of the info board about bald
eagles.*"

Great birding,

Shea
 

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