PABIRDS
Received From Subject
12/14/18 5:01 pm Flo McGuire <fmcguire1...> Evening Grosbeaks, Forest Co.
12/14/18 4:21 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Very late report - Washington Co. Sandhill Cranes
12/14/18 1:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (14 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/14/18 7:12 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbrd count for Dec. 14, 2018
12/13/18 7:29 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Turkey Vulture - Allegheny County
12/13/18 5:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (13 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/13/18 4:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (13 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
12/13/18 2:39 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (13 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/13/18 1:27 pm Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Black-throated Gray Centre County
12/13/18 1:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/13/18 1:08 pm Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Black-throated Gray Centre County
12/13/18 12:45 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Ring-billed gulls, Washington County
12/13/18 7:03 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 13, 2018
12/13/18 1:43 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Re: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
12/12/18 5:00 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Trumpeter Swan wing tag info, Clearfield Co.
12/12/18 2:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (12 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/12/18 1:11 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (12 Dec 2018) 9 Raptors
12/12/18 1:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
12/12/18 12:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (12 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/12/18 11:31 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
12/12/18 10:25 am Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Snow Goose; Allegheny County; 12/12/2018
12/12/18 8:08 am sdschmoyer <0000004a41c07666-dmarc-request...> Peregrine falcon, Berks County
12/12/18 7:38 am A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
12/12/18 7:15 am Barb <0000001455f85cf8-dmarc-request...> Re: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
12/12/18 7:14 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 12, 2018
12/12/18 6:57 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
12/12/18 6:26 am A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
12/12/18 5:44 am Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Pittsburgh Crow Roost
12/12/18 5:22 am DAVID KOCH <davilene...> One less sharpie, Koch property, Northampton County
12/12/18 5:20 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/12/18 5:17 am Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> Re: Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/11/18 4:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (11 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors
12/11/18 1:44 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
12/11/18 12:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (11 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
12/11/18 12:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/11/18 12:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (11 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
12/11/18 6:52 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 11, 2018
12/11/18 6:00 am PSO <PSO...> PSO Birding Site Guide
12/10/18 5:21 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Surf Scoter - Butler Co.
12/10/18 5:11 pm Randy Phillips <raphillips56...> York County Short-eared Owls
12/10/18 4:48 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Trumpeter Swan, Clearfield Co.
12/10/18 3:45 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (10 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/10/18 3:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (10 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors
12/10/18 1:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Dec 2018) 7 Raptors
12/10/18 6:58 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 10, 2018
12/10/18 6:48 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
12/9/18 7:49 pm Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...> Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
12/9/18 7:36 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Tens of Thousands of Snow Geese, Northampton County
12/9/18 5:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (09 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/9/18 4:41 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird Update - Allegheny Co.
12/9/18 3:23 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co 12/8
12/9/18 2:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (09 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/9/18 1:19 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
12/9/18 12:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/9/18 10:55 am Peter Robinson <pabirder...> New Compiler For The PA Birds Magazine Lists Report
12/9/18 7:33 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 9, 2018
12/9/18 4:29 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (12/2 - 12/8)
12/8/18 6:13 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Barnacle Goose, Sweet Arrow Lake
12/8/18 4:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (08 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
12/8/18 2:38 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> 2 merlins, Schenley Park, Allegheny
12/8/18 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
12/8/18 2:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (08 Dec 2018) 16 Raptors
12/8/18 1:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (08 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/8/18 1:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Dec 2018) 16 Raptors
12/8/18 7:36 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 8, 2018
12/8/18 7:02 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Barnacle Goose - Schuylkill Co.
12/8/18 2:34 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 12/8/2018
12/7/18 4:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (07 Dec 2018) 9 Raptors
12/7/18 3:35 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (07 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/7/18 2:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (07 Dec 2018) 22 Raptors
12/7/18 2:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
12/7/18 1:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Dec 2018) 30 Raptors
12/7/18 1:39 pm Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...> Lancaster Co Bird Club Mtg on Threats to Endangered Bird Species; Thursday 12/13/18
12/7/18 11:14 am Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Schuylkill County, Sweet Arrow Lake, Barnacle Goose
12/7/18 9:15 am Hopkins, Jeff A. <Jeff.Hopkins...> RFI on Evening Grosbeaks
12/7/18 7:09 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 7, 2018
12/7/18 6:41 am Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> Pine Siskins, Allegheny Co.
12/6/18 2:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (06 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
12/6/18 1:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (06 Dec 2018) 19 Raptors
12/6/18 1:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
12/6/18 12:39 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Ring-billed gulls, Washington County
12/6/18 12:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/6/18 10:06 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 6, 2018
12/6/18 6:23 am Rob Blye <rwblye...> Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/6/18 5:42 am DNADEB <dsg4...> Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/6/18 4:45 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/5/18 6:33 pm Barbara Granger <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...> Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/5/18 5:48 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Dec 5, 2018
12/5/18 3:59 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Short-eared Owls-- Allegheny county
12/5/18 2:30 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (05 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/5/18 1:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
12/5/18 1:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (05 Dec 2018) 3 Raptors
12/5/18 12:57 pm <carmencunningham...> <carmencunningham...> BLUEJAY- SUMMITCOUNTY
12/5/18 12:54 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Buffleheads and Ruddy Ducks, Washington County
12/5/18 12:35 pm Ohio Bccc <ohiobccc...> Downy woodpecker- Summit county
12/5/18 11:38 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Tundra Swans, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
12/5/18 11:29 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (05 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/5/18 7:05 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 5, 2018
12/5/18 6:09 am Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> Sharp-Shinned Hawk catch Downy Woodpecker - Clearifeld County
12/5/18 5:53 am Lee Wells <lwells4...> Schuylkill County Evening Grosbeak
12/4/18 5:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (04 Dec 2018) 7 Raptors
12/4/18 5:53 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Evening Grosbeaks, Clearfield Co.
12/4/18 1:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Dec 2018) 10 Raptors
12/4/18 1:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Dec 2018) 20 Raptors
12/4/18 1:12 pm Flo McGuire <fmcguire1...> Evening Grosbeaks, Forest Co.
12/4/18 1:11 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (04 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/4/18 12:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (04 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
12/4/18 12:38 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 20 November 2018 (two weeks)
12/4/18 11:15 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Juniata County - 49 Sandhill Cranes
12/4/18 11:06 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
12/4/18 7:17 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 4, 2018
12/4/18 6:37 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> Pine Siskins/Franklin CO
12/4/18 4:15 am David McNaughton <dkmcnaughton...> Re: PSO reports : Where have the chickadees gone?
12/3/18 5:55 pm Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Re: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
12/3/18 5:54 pm Linda Parlee-Chowns <lparleechowns...> Re: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
12/3/18 5:20 pm Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> Re: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
12/3/18 3:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (03 Dec 2018) 28 Raptors
12/3/18 3:49 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Re: PSO reports : Where have the chickadees gone?
12/3/18 3:39 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Barnacle goose Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkil Co.
12/3/18 3:27 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> PA rare bird alert showed up just now!!
12/3/18 3:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (03 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/3/18 3:18 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
12/3/18 1:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (03 Dec 2018) 17 Raptors
12/3/18 1:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (03 Dec 2018) 22 Raptors
12/3/18 12:33 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 November 2018 (two weeks)
12/3/18 10:53 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Red-headed Woodpecker - Buhl Park (Mercer Co)
12/3/18 10:49 am Mark Johnson <luckybirder...> Evening Grosbeaks - Cameron County
12/3/18 8:24 am Steve Sanford <bwredbird...> Red-headed Woodpecker - Buhl Park (Mercer Co)
12/3/18 7:04 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> PSO reports : Where have the chickadees gone?
12/3/18 6:42 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
12/3/18 6:35 am Karin Isett <karin.isett...> Where have all the chickadees gone?
12/3/18 6:34 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 3, 2018
12/3/18 6:21 am Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/3/18 6:19 am Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...> Re: Where have the Chickadees gone? Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co.
12/3/18 6:12 am Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/3/18 6:05 am Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/3/18 5:57 am Karin Isett <karin.isett...> Where have all the chickadees gone?
12/3/18 5:23 am Laura Jackson <jacksonlaura73...> Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/3/18 5:14 am Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/3/18 5:01 am Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Where have the Chickadees gone? Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co.
12/3/18 2:51 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (11/25-12/01)
12/2/18 7:49 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Fourth Merlin from my yard, Northampton County
12/2/18 5:36 pm Michael David <michaeltdavid...> Trumpeter Swans, Red-throated Loon, Somerset
12/2/18 4:00 pm Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/2/18 3:53 pm Glenn Wilson <wilson...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/2/18 2:34 pm Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/2/18 2:23 pm JFoulke <000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request...> Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/2/18 2:16 pm Karin Isett <karin.isett...> Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
12/2/18 1:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (02 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/2/18 1:36 pm Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Re: “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
12/2/18 1:18 pm Mark Boyd <mrboyd58...> Tundra Swan, Lehigh County
12/2/18 12:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 Dec 2018) Raptors
12/2/18 11:58 am akleidich <akleidich...> Re: “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
12/2/18 10:30 am Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
12/2/18 7:28 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Allegheny Co.
12/2/18 7:08 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 2, 2018
12/1/18 6:03 pm Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> Common Raven - Clearfield County
12/1/18 5:50 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Common Raven - York County
12/1/18 4:44 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 12/1/2018
12/1/18 1:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (01 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
12/1/18 12:28 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Brewer's Duck - Butler Co.
12/1/18 12:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/1/18 10:48 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (01 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
12/1/18 9:46 am Michael David <michaeltdavid...> 3 Cackling Goose, Erie
12/1/18 9:07 am Linda Parlee-Chowns <lparleechowns...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
12/1/18 6:39 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 1, 2018
12/1/18 6:19 am Pam Holmes <pamholmespa...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
12/1/18 5:19 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Nov 2018) 9 Raptors
12/1/18 3:54 am Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/30/18 5:40 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Snow Buntings, Clearfield Co.
11/30/18 3:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (30 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/30/18 3:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (30 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/30/18 2:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (30 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/30/18 2:41 pm August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Barnacle Goose - Peace Valley Park - Bucks Co. 11/30/2018
11/30/18 1:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/30/18 7:16 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 30, 2018
11/30/18 6:23 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Nov 2018) 22 Raptors
11/29/18 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (29 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
11/29/18 3:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (29 Nov 2018) 38 Raptors
11/29/18 2:21 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (29 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/29/18 1:45 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Nov 2018) 54 Raptors
11/29/18 12:41 pm Glenn Koppel <macatilly...> Possible Pacific Loon, Mercer
11/29/18 9:28 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 29, 2018
11/29/18 8:11 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Please remove - please cancel
11/29/18 7:57 am Jim Smith <0000005d8e72d899-dmarc-request...> Pine Siskens -Lanc. Co.
11/29/18 7:46 am Bonita A. Portzline <bonitapo...> Please remove - please cancel
11/29/18 2:15 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Nov 2018) 22 Raptors
11/28/18 3:30 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Greater Scaup, Long-tailed Ducks, Clearfield Co.
11/28/18 1:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Nov 2018) 12 Raptors
11/28/18 1:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (28 Nov 2018) 18 Raptors
11/28/18 1:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (28 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/28/18 1:16 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors
11/28/18 1:14 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 28, 2018
11/28/18 11:36 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Allegheny County - Mt Lebanon ravens
11/28/18 9:35 am Cindy Dunn <cadunn.444...> Re: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/28/18 9:30 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Chipping Sparrow- York County
11/28/18 8:13 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 28, 2018
11/28/18 4:45 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (27 Nov 2018) 46 Raptors
11/28/18 4:26 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/28/18 4:11 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (25 Nov 2018) 29 Raptors
11/27/18 4:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (27 Nov 2018) 34 Raptors
11/27/18 3:45 pm Herbert Flavell <herb1013...> Re: Allegheny Front (27 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/27/18 3:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (27 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/27/18 2:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
11/27/18 2:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (27 Nov 2018) 9 Raptors
11/27/18 1:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
11/27/18 1:21 pm Bob Schutsky <info...> Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count: Sunday, 16 December
11/27/18 9:59 am Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee <porcbirds...> PORC Updates to the Official State List
11/27/18 7:51 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 27, 2018
11/26/18 6:10 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Rusty Blackbird, Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
11/26/18 5:23 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
11/26/18 4:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (23 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
11/26/18 11:21 am Dan Richards <drichards7...> Pine Siskins, Clearfield Co.
11/26/18 11:18 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/26/18 10:27 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/26/18 7:54 am Peter Robinson <pabirder...> Volunteer Needed To Take Over As The Lists Report Compiler For The PA Birds Magazine
11/26/18 7:10 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 26, 2018
11/26/18 4:36 am A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Field Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
11/26/18 4:02 am Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Snow Goose North Park Allegheny County
11/25/18 8:18 pm <tgswoods...> <tgswoods...> Snow Buntings Wayne Co.
11/25/18 4:54 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
11/25/18 3:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (25 Nov 2018) 16 Raptors
11/25/18 3:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (25 Nov 2018) 5 Raptors
11/25/18 1:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Nov 2018) 42 Raptors
11/25/18 1:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (25 Nov 2018) 2 Raptors
11/25/18 1:28 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (25 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/25/18 12:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/25/18 12:52 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> 3 Bald Eagles Allegheny River near Freeport
11/25/18 10:21 am Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Snow Goose Allegheny County
11/25/18 8:57 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Snow Goose - Allegheny Co.
11/25/18 7:06 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 25, 2018
11/25/18 5:57 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Ross's Geese, Northampton County
11/25/18 3:44 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
11/24/18 7:42 pm Meredith Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...> Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
11/24/18 6:28 pm August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) Bucks Co. (11/18 - 11/24)
11/24/18 2:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (24 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/24/18 1:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (24 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/24/18 12:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (24 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/24/18 10:40 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/24/18 8:34 am Douglas Filler <d.filler...> Re: Silver Lake in Bucks CO.
11/24/18 8:28 am Douglas Filler <d.filler...> Silver Lake in Bucks CO.
11/24/18 2:56 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
11/23/18 6:49 pm Walter Shaffer <wdshaffer...> Long-billed Dowitcher Crawford Co.
11/23/18 6:12 pm Sandy Lockerman <000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request...> Allen's hummingbird-Dauphin Co
11/23/18 5:37 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Resilient Bald Eagles, Clearfield Co.
11/23/18 5:05 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (23 Nov 2018) 24 Raptors
11/23/18 4:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (23 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
11/23/18 3:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (23 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
11/23/18 2:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (23 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
11/23/18 2:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Nov 2018) 27 Raptors
11/23/18 12:14 pm Linda Parlee-Chowns <lparleechowns...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 12:12 pm Pam Holmes <pamholmespa...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 12:05 pm Rob Hodgson <robhodgson888...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 12:02 pm Arlene Koch <davilene...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 11:30 am Pam Holmes <pamholmespa...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 11:00 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 9:35 am Gary Becker <000000bf40337392-dmarc-request...> Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 9:13 am Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
11/23/18 4:08 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 Nov 2018) 27 Raptors
11/23/18 12:14 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 11/23/2018
11/22/18 4:41 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (22 Nov 2018) 18 Raptors
11/22/18 4:09 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Bald eagle, Washington County
11/22/18 2:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (22 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/22/18 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Nov 2018) 46 Raptors
11/22/18 2:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (22 Nov 2018) 18 Raptors
11/22/18 1:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (22 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/22/18 9:27 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Pine Siskins - Beaver Co.
11/22/18 9:14 am Darwin Evangelista <h2ofowl...> Pine Siskin
11/22/18 9:13 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Nov 2018) 29 Raptors
11/22/18 8:17 am Marcy Cunkelman <plant4nature...> Pine Siskin and Tree Sparrow (Indiana co)
11/22/18 7:02 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rocky Ridge (21 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/22/18 6:36 am Mark Boyd <mrboyd58...> Late Post; Long-tailed Duck, Bonaparte's Gull - Lehigh County
11/21/18 5:07 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Ruddy ducks, Washington County
11/21/18 2:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
11/21/18 2:28 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (21 Nov 2018) 12 Raptors
11/21/18 1:35 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (21 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/21/18 1:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Nov 2018) 38 Raptors
11/21/18 12:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (21 Nov 2018) 15 Raptors
11/21/18 12:24 pm Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Re: Golden Eagle - Armstrong County
11/21/18 12:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (21 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/21/18 11:45 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> Late post: "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco briefly on 11/20, Montgomery Co
11/21/18 9:05 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
11/21/18 8:00 am Sam Gutherie <000000f9755bef14-dmarc-request...> Re: Golden Eagle - Armstrong County
11/21/18 7:45 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 21, 2018
11/21/18 6:59 am PSO <PSO...> Holiday gift suggestions
11/21/18 5:28 am Wiltraut, Richard E <rwiltraut...> Black-chinned Hummingbird, Monroe County
11/21/18 4:35 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Nov 2018) 40 Raptors
11/20/18 7:53 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> 3RBC December meeting
11/20/18 7:45 pm Dave Brooke <davbrooke...> 3RBC December meeting
11/20/18 6:58 pm LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Re: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday November 27th, 2018
11/20/18 6:02 pm Flo McGuire <fmcguire1...> Evening Grosbeak, Forest Co.
11/20/18 4:14 pm Kendall Zook <kendallzook98...> Eurasian-collared Dove
11/20/18 3:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (20 Nov 2018) 8 Raptors
11/20/18 2:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2018) 13 Raptors
11/20/18 2:39 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2018) 26 Raptors
11/20/18 2:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2018) 46 Raptors
11/20/18 1:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Nov 2018) 49 Raptors
11/20/18 1:29 pm Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> Fox Sparrow & White-throated Sparrows - Clearfield County
11/20/18 12:53 pm carmencunningham <carmencunningham...> Tree Sparrow
11/20/18 12:22 pm Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> Golden Eagle - Armstrong County
11/20/18 11:53 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/20/18 9:43 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
11/20/18 8:20 am Douglas Filler <d.filler...> Eagles in Bristol
11/20/18 7:24 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 20, 2018
11/20/18 4:52 am Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> Rufous hummingbird, Carbon Co.; black-chinned hummer, Monroe Co.
11/20/18 1:15 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
11/19/18 6:45 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Six Common Loons, etc. at Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County)
11/19/18 4:12 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
11/19/18 3:39 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (19 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/19/18 2:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (19 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/19/18 2:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/19/18 1:57 pm Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> All-white Buteo, possibly Red-shouldered Hawk, past DeSales University, Lehigh Co
11/19/18 12:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (19 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/19/18 9:42 am Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...> Northern Shrike Moraine S.P. (Butler Co.)
11/19/18 7:52 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 19, 2018
11/19/18 5:12 am DAVID SIEMINSKI <dksieminski...> Snow Geese Northampton County
11/19/18 3:39 am Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...> Killdeer & Common Grackle - Clearfield County
11/19/18 3:23 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Nov 2018) 33 Raptors
11/19/18 2:47 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Pymatuning, Sun Nov 18, LITTLE GULL, Crawford
11/18/18 6:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (18 Nov 2018) 5 Raptors
11/18/18 2:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (18 Nov 2018) 24 Raptors
11/18/18 2:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (18 Nov 2018) 10 Raptors
11/18/18 1:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2018) 9 Raptors
11/18/18 12:47 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County birds of note
11/18/18 12:39 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Allegheny Co.
11/18/18 12:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (18 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/18/18 12:22 pm Bob Schutsky <info...> Red-throated Loon, Southern Lancaster County
11/18/18 10:22 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (18 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/18/18 9:12 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango Co.
11/18/18 8:00 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Common Ravens - York County
11/18/18 7:14 am DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Probable Black-chinned hummingbird, Monroe County
11/18/18 7:13 am August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...> Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (11/11 - 11/17)
11/18/18 6:44 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 18, 2018
11/18/18 2:49 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Nov 2018) 38 Raptors
11/17/18 8:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (17 Nov 2018) 5 Raptors
11/17/18 6:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (17 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
11/17/18 3:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (17 Nov 2018) 69 Raptors
11/17/18 3:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (17 Nov 2018) 2 Raptors
11/17/18 2:28 pm Dan Richards <drichards7...> Canvasback, Northern Harrier, Pine Siskins, Clearfield Co.
11/17/18 1:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Nov 2018) 55 Raptors
11/17/18 1:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (17 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
11/17/18 11:38 am Matthew Gabel <gabelma...> Re: Huffs Church - Evening Grosbeak, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, RB Nuthatch
11/17/18 10:38 am Matthew Gabel <gabelma...> Huffs Church - Evening Grosbeak, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, RB Nuthatch
11/17/18 8:48 am Laura Jackson <jacksonlaura73...> Evening Grosbeaks: Bedford Co.
11/17/18 7:47 am g. g <birdersx5...> Pine siskins, Purple finches, Washington County
11/17/18 7:32 am John Boback <00000017c64535d6-dmarc-request...> Armstrong County - Evening Grosbeak
11/17/18 7:01 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 17, 2018
11/17/18 5:04 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (16 Nov 2018) 21 Raptors
11/16/18 3:18 pm Marge <marvantassel...> Common Goldeneye @ Parks Bend Farm (Armstrng County)
11/16/18 2:37 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Beaver Co. Sightings
11/16/18 2:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Nov 2018) 47 Raptors
11/16/18 2:21 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (16 Nov 2018) 2 Raptors
11/16/18 1:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (16 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/16/18 1:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (15 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/16/18 12:18 pm Robert Hoopes <000000eda1daf2ab-dmarc-request...> Fox Sparrows - Lehigh County
11/16/18 9:47 am Sean minnick <000000e43a187682-dmarc-request...> Scott Weidensaul to Speak in Wellsboro
11/16/18 7:39 am Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...> 5 or 6 Laughing Gulls, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
11/16/18 7:12 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 16, 2018
11/16/18 5:33 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Fwd: Re: [DMV Rare Bird Alert] Calliope Hummingbird in Anne Arundel county MD
11/16/18 2:54 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (14 Nov 2018) 88 Raptors
11/15/18 5:15 pm Paul Blank <paulblank...> Red Breasted Nuthatch, Pine Siskin, Fox Sparrow, Lancaster County
11/15/18 12:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (15 Nov 2018) 5 Raptors
11/15/18 11:15 am Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> Black-headed grosbeak, Schuylkill Co.
11/15/18 9:44 am Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Rusty Blackbird - York County
11/15/18 9:38 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/15/18 8:33 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Common Redpoll - Juniata County
11/15/18 8:14 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 15, 2018
11/15/18 6:39 am Linda Widdop <linda...> Swainson's Thrush - Montco
11/15/18 6:25 am Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Brown Creeper - Plumstead Twp. Bucks Co.
11/15/18 2:39 am Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...> GHO young, Wyoming County
11/14/18 9:20 pm A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...> Field Sp, Great Horned Owl,Pine Siskin, Red-wing BB, Am.Robin,N. Flicker, Bear Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
11/14/18 7:28 pm DAVID HAWK <0000011b337cb2bf-dmarc-request...> evening grosbeak
11/14/18 4:47 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Great-horned owls, Washington County
11/14/18 4:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (14 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
11/14/18 4:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (14 Nov 2018) 75 Raptors
11/14/18 3:40 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Eastern Screech Owls, Great Horned Owl - York County
11/14/18 3:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (14 Nov 2018) 5 Raptors
11/14/18 2:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Nov 2018) 92 Raptors
11/14/18 2:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (14 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
11/14/18 2:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
11/14/18 2:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (14 Nov 2018) 79 Raptors
11/14/18 11:13 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: request for ID comments on late fall warbler in State College
11/14/18 7:37 am Chris Kubiak <ckubiak...> Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 11/14 (Allegheny Co)
11/14/18 7:09 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 14, 2018
11/14/18 5:39 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (13 Nov 2018) 17 Raptors
 
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Date: 12/14/18 5:01 pm
From: Flo McGuire <fmcguire1...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks, Forest Co.
Hi Everyone,

Our Evening Grosbeaks have gotten more numerous and more regular.

Please email me separately if you are interested.

Flo McGuire
Tionesta, PA
 

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Date: 12/14/18 4:21 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Very late report - Washington Co. Sandhill Cranes
Hello all,

While having lunch with my father today, he offhandedly showed me a video of birds circling over his farmland, asking me if they were indeed geese. As soon as I heard the audio with the video, I was floored: Sandhill Cranes. THIRTY-TWO of them! The video was from November 23rd of this year, around 12:39 in the afternoon. This is the same location that we had a Christmas Day Rose-breasted Grosbeak at, and though the cranes are long gone, it is a private location, though with amazing bird luck. The location is just north of Beallsville, PA, off Rt. 40 in Washington County.

I tried uploading the video to eBird, which I didn't know doesn't accept video. If anyone would like to see it and enjoy it, just let me know. I posted the best screenshot I could get, but a handheld iPhone video of birds 200-300 feet above in the sun leaves a lot to be desired.

Cheers!!!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 12/14/18 1:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (14 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 14, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 4 11736
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Ed Gowarty, jr

Visitors:
Don and Sheili Custer visiting from Orlando, FL


Weather:
Light SSE winds, hazy, visibility 4km, quick drop to .5km at 12:30 when
drizzle began.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Nuthatches, Titmice, Chickadees, Ravens and Crows

Predictions:
Rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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

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Date: 12/14/18 7:12 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbrd count for Dec. 14, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 14, 2018  

Time:0735 to 0835

Weather: Cloudy, lightESE wind, calm lake, 40 F.

Comments:  No change from yesterday.  It is likely the scaup seen flying west thelast several days are staging birds flying from their feeding to their roostingsites rather than birds migrating.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Redhead  12

Greater Scaup  6

Lesser Scaup  12

Unidentified scaup  460

Long-tailed Duck  1

Bufflehead  1

Red-breastedMerganser  1

Red-throated loon  3

Horned Grebe  3

Double-crestedCormorant  5  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/13/18 7:29 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Turkey Vulture - Allegheny County
There was a lone Turkey Vulture flying over Mingo Road in Wexford near the
intersection of Rt. 910 today.

Karyn Delaney
 

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Date: 12/13/18 5:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (13 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 4 11736
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers: Bob Stewart

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Light wind, variable, south, then southeast.
Temp 2 to 3 degrees C.
Partial sunshine.
haze, visibility 8 km.

Raptor Observations:
no migrating raptors.
no local raptors.


Non-raptor Observations:
no passerines noted excpet 1 flock of 5 crows.

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


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

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Date: 12/13/18 4:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (13 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 2 19 229
Northern Harrier 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 1 17 442
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 6 104
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 4 85 5998
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers:

Visitors:
Military vehicles and personnel.


Weather:
Cloudy, cold, with a steady light wind from the South. Visibility to the
South was poor.Temperature range of 32 to 38

Light snow and graupel throughout the afternoon

Raptor Observations:
Immature BE @ 10:30
Adult BE @ 12:54
Adult GE @ 12:14

dark morph RT circled low over the site and stayed to the East and not
counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 ravens

Predictions:
Possible rain. A bit warmer
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 12/13/18 2:39 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (13 Dec 2018) Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 0 7 1670
OS 0 0 260
BE 0 34 541
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 0 52 2049
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 2 46

Total: 0 108 18432
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast with light freezing rain through the morning, Cloud cover
clearingin the afternoon, allowing for some sunshine. Light south winds
throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 12/13/18 1:27 pm
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Black-throated Gray Centre County
I may have the wrong person who found this. I was just told it was Carrington Stephenson. Sorry for the error.

Thanks Carrington!

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Grove" <dsg4...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:08:06 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Black-throated Gray Centre County

Jen Lee found a BTYW yesterday at the Duck Pond just east of State College Centre County on Rt 26.

Several of us observed the bird, as well as a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Winter Wren all foraging together where the creek feeds into the pond at 2:20 today.

Deb

--
Deborah Grove
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Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 12/13/18 1:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 598
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 58 1691
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 1 110 18233
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Hazy conditions to begin with very low visibility. Sun broke through for a
bit in late morning, but snow showers moved in by afternoon. Steady wind
out of the SSE and temps in mid 30s.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxing 10, Pine Siskin 5
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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

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Date: 12/13/18 1:08 pm
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Black-throated Gray Centre County
Jen Lee found a BTYW yesterday at the Duck Pond just east of State College Centre County on Rt 26.

Several of us observed the bird, as well as a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Winter Wren all foraging together where the creek feeds into the pond at 2:20 today.

Deb

--
Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 12/13/18 12:45 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Ring-billed gulls, Washington County
Gull numbers picked up this week at the reservoir along Rte 43, as compared
to last week. Today I counted 20 Ring-billed gulls, some sitting on the
ice.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 12/13/18 7:03 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 13, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 13, 2018  

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, calm lake, 36 F.

Comments:  Two large flocks of scaup moving west and alight movement of Red-throated Loons and that was about it.  Roger Donn assisted with the count the lasthalf hour.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Mallard  1

Redhead  1

Greater Scaup  20

Lesser Scaup  130

Unidentified scaup  260

White-winged Scoter  2

Long-tailed Duck  1

Common Goldeneye  3

Red-breastedMerganser  21

Red-throated Loon  15

Common Loon  3

Horned Grebe  1 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/13/18 1:43 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
I, too, wondered about the peregrines' reaction to Pitt's scare-the-crows recordings.  When I'm in Oakland I check on the peregrines and they are always there. At dusk they perch high up to watch birds fly to roost (robins, starlings, etc) while the scarecrow sounds blare from several locations.  At dusk the crows fly past campus and gather in a staging area in Schenley Farms and up the hill.  After it's really dark they move down to the trees on campus while the scarecrow sounds are blaring off and on. 

If the crows follow their normal pattern the roost will move to the Strip District around Jan 1.  I'm not sure what prompts the move -- perhaps sustained low nighttime temperatures.  When it's very cold, the crows roost on the warehouse roofs in the Strip District.

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

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Date: 12/12/18 5:00 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Trumpeter Swan wing tag info, Clearfield Co.
The Trumpeter Swan reported on Monday continues on Bimini Lake. The USGS informed me that the bird is a 2 1/2 year old female, banded on 12/28/16, in Ontario, Canada, approximately 250 miles north of DuBois, Pa. The bird is apparently used to humans, as it was walking around the boat launch this morning looking for handouts from a couple of utility company workers.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 12/12/18 2:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (12 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 1 17 227
Northern Harrier 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 441
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 1 81 5994
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Mike Dale, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
5-visitors


Weather:
Temps in the 30's to near 40 with winds out of the N/NW switching to the
SW. Zero cloud cover to start the day but gradually becoming 100% overcast.

Raptor Observations:
B.E.-Imm.@2:06

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Snow and east wind will not make for even an OK day on the mountain. Be
careful for those of you venturing to the hawk watch and good luck.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 12/12/18 1:11 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (12 Dec 2018) 9 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 0 7 1670
OS 0 0 260
BE 2 34 541
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 7 52 2049
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 2 46

Total: 9 108 18432
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Weather:
Mostly sunny and hazy, with light wind starting NW and switching to SW.
Increasing cloudiness and diminishing wind in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 11:30 (2)

First bird - RT 11:04
Last bird - RT 2:00

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (<nate...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 12/12/18 1:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 597
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 58 1691
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 2 109 18232
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters:

Weather:
Overcast and hazy with light NW winds decreasing in the afternoon. High
temperature of 34.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 12/12/18 12:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (12 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 4 11736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
light SSE winds;high in low 30s; dry and cloudy with valley haze

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
red bellied wp,crows

Predictions:
winds light & variable w a possible Southern component;high in low
30's;cloudy
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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

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Date: 12/12/18 11:31 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

Hi Ann,


Sure it helps. I'm always building stuff and looking for new feeder and nestbox designs, and especially what foods attract desirable friends like those Red-heads.


I hope your success will stimulate others.



Thanks for the note, and best wishes,


Jerry





-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <quiltfeather...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>; gkruth <gkruth...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 9:37 am
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.





Jerry,
The Juv. Red-headed is coming to suet baskets on an old dogwood tree. It is also eating black oil sunflower seeds from a hanging feeder and it often sits in a hanging tray feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds.
The suet is High Energy, ingredients: Rendered Beef Suet, Cracked Corn, White Millet, Peanut Pieces & Black Oil Sunflower Seed.


It joined a constant stream of Red-bellied WP, Hairy WP,Downy WP, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the suet baskets.


Hope this helps,
Ann Liebner









On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:57:08 AM EST, <gkruth...> <gkruth...> wrote:








Hi Ann and congratulations on "hooking" one of PA's Finest to your yard.


What kind of feeder attracted him, and what kind of food, please?


thanks,


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh






-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th. I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing! What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County





 

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Date: 12/12/18 10:25 am
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Snow Goose; Allegheny County; 12/12/2018
At 12:52 PM today I observed a Snow Goose grazing with the Canada Geese at the main soccer field in Hampton Township Community Park. The grin patch of the Snow Goose was obvious.

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

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Date: 12/12/18 8:08 am
From: sdschmoyer <0000004a41c07666-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peregrine falcon, Berks County
While cruising last year’s snowy owl haunts between Kutztown and Fleetwood this morning, I came upon an immature peregrine falcon on School Rd, about a tenth of a mile or so in from the highway. No snowy owls found, but the peregrine wasn’t a bad consolation prize.

Sue Schmoyer
Kutztown, Berks County

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 12/12/18 7:38 am
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
Jerry,The Juv. Red-headed is coming to suet baskets on an old dogwood tree. It is also eating black oil sunflower seeds from  a hanging feeder and it often sits in a hanging tray feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds.The suet is High Energy, ingredients: Rendered Beef Suet, Cracked Corn, White Millet, Peanut Pieces & Black Oil Sunflower Seed.
It joined a constant stream of Red-bellied WP, Hairy WP,Downy WP, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the suet baskets. 
Hope this helps,Ann Liebner


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:57:08 AM EST, <gkruth...> <gkruth...> wrote:

Hi Ann and congratulations on "hooking" one of PA's Finest to your yard.
What kind of feeder attracted him, and what kind of food, please?
thanks,
Jerry KruthPittsburgh


-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th.  I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th.  It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing!    What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County

 

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Date: 12/12/18 7:15 am
From: Barb <0000001455f85cf8-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
I wondered about this when I heard the recordings while at a lecture down there several weeks ago. I didn’t even think about the effects on the crow roost and wondered if the recordings were part of a Carnegie International exhibit! 😉

We saw a group of crows last week near the Eat N Park across the river from Duck Hollow and wondered if they were part of the larger roost.

Barb

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 12, 2018, at 8:44 AM, Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> wrote:
>
> The other night I was in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh well after dark and saw the crow roost in the same location as last year. They are on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the trees around the Cathedral of Learning building.
> As in previous years, in an effort to discourage the birds, speakers are loudly broadcasting the calls of Peregrine Falcons (I believe). It's not effective because they were roosting as usual while the calls were blaring through the night. The birds have obviously become accustomed to the sounds. Some were moving around and a few were calling which is normal behavior.
> I wonder what the Peregrines nesting on the Cathedral of Learning think about the calls. Hopefully they learned to ignore them.
> Mike FialkovichPittsburgh AreaAllegheny County
 

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Date: 12/12/18 7:14 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 12, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 12, 2018  

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, waves less than a foot, 33 F.

Comments:  Yet another inactive lake.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Greater Scaup  1

Unidentified scaup  5

White-winged Scoter  4

Common Goldeneye  1

Red-breastedMerganser  60

Red-throated Loon  4

Unidentified loon  1  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, Pa.jerrymcw@aolcom
 

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Date: 12/12/18 6:57 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
Hi Ann and congratulations on "hooking" one of PA's Finest to your yard.


What kind of feeder attracted him, and what kind of food, please?


thanks,


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh





-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th. I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing! What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 12/12/18 6:26 am
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th.  I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th.  It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing!    What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 12/12/18 5:44 am
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
The other night I was in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh well after dark and saw the crow roost in the same location as last year.  They are on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the trees around the Cathedral of Learning building.
As in previous years, in an effort to discourage the birds, speakers are loudly broadcasting the calls of Peregrine Falcons (I believe).  It's not effective because they were roosting as usual while the calls were blaring through the night. The birds have obviously become accustomed to the sounds. Some were moving around and a few were calling which is normal behavior.
I wonder what the Peregrines nesting on the Cathedral of Learning think about the calls.  Hopefully they learned to ignore them.
Mike FialkovichPittsburgh AreaAllegheny County
 

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Date: 12/12/18 5:22 am
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: One less sharpie, Koch property, Northampton County
 Yesterday, while checking out the fields, I came upon a spread of feathers in one of the driveways.  It was the perfect kill spread that accipiters make. However, it was an accipiter -- a sharp-shinned hawk -- that had been eaten. Things remain normal here for December. White-crowned, white-throated, and song sparrows are plentiful.  Tree, swamp, and field are here in much smaller numbers. Three  fox sparrows that were here last week may have moved on, as has the chipping I saw a few day ago.  Chickadee activity is constant,  and I see purple finches daily.  Every now and then pine siskins show up but not every day. I haven't as yet had an evening grosbeak, so we'll see.  Cedar waxwings are also around daily, along with bluebirds and other regulars. A  red-shouldered hawk is occasionally seen along with the commonly seen sharpies, Cooper's, and redtailed's. 
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
 

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Date: 12/12/18 5:20 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
I would suggest that people testing actually put TEST in the subject line and say something about it in the body of the email.
I know people who can not post to listserves and I am sorry to hear this,

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick & Marianne Atkinson" <marianne5...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:16:39 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

I am sorry that I have not replied sooner to explain what is going on. I have been super busy organizing the DuBois CBC that is this Saturday.

Any posts that I submit to this listserve do not come into MY inbox any more. Therefore, I do not know if my emails made it to the list. This just started a few months ago. I get everyone else's posts though. I am on another listserve with the same problem.

Carmen of the bird listserve is aware of this problem. My bird listserve account has been deleted and reinstated, to no avail.

The person from Ohio works for Windstream. Windstream cannot figure out why I do not receive MY emails on the list. So, the Windstream Carmen decided to sign up with 2 different emails and send in postings to see if it happens to HER and if so, how to fix it. She was really trying. Sadly, Windstream still cannot figure the problem out.

If any of you computer savvy birders can offer any insight as to why I do not receive MY posts to these 2 listserves, I would greatly appreciate it. This is very frustrating and I don't know what else to do.

Thanks,

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County


-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Rob Blye
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:23 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

I agree that they were not legit emails. I deleted them pronto.
*Rob*

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


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM DNADEB <dsg4...> wrote:

> I guess my email was misconstrued. I did not mean Barbara's email. I meant
> the two weird ones from Ohio, one of which she referred to in her email.
> Sorry for the misunderstanding my post called. I did not intend to mean
> that Barbara was a "fake" poster.
> Deb Grove
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 6, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Deborah Grove <dsg4...> wrote:
> >
> > I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
> > I have reported it.
> >
> > Deb Grove
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barbara Granger" <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...>
> >
> > To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
> >
> > As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder"
> ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in
> through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!??
> > Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ...
> especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and
> sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its
> name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that
> they make the house sparrows scatter ...
> > And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging
> around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what
> happened? Barbara
> >
> > Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
> > Granger Consultation Services
> > 405 Randall Road
> > Wyncote PA 19095-2105
> > 215-680-1399
> > *****************************************
> > https://www.grangerconsultation.com
> > "Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <
> <ohiobccc...> wrote:
> >
> > Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
> > --
> > Deborah Grove
>
--
Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 12/12/18 5:17 am
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...>
Subject: Re: Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
I am sorry that I have not replied sooner to explain what is going on. I have been super busy organizing the DuBois CBC that is this Saturday.

Any posts that I submit to this listserve do not come into MY inbox any more. Therefore, I do not know if my emails made it to the list. This just started a few months ago. I get everyone else's posts though. I am on another listserve with the same problem.

Carmen of the bird listserve is aware of this problem. My bird listserve account has been deleted and reinstated, to no avail.

The person from Ohio works for Windstream. Windstream cannot figure out why I do not receive MY emails on the list. So, the Windstream Carmen decided to sign up with 2 different emails and send in postings to see if it happens to HER and if so, how to fix it. She was really trying. Sadly, Windstream still cannot figure the problem out.

If any of you computer savvy birders can offer any insight as to why I do not receive MY posts to these 2 listserves, I would greatly appreciate it. This is very frustrating and I don't know what else to do.

Thanks,

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County


-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Rob Blye
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:23 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

I agree that they were not legit emails. I deleted them pronto.
*Rob*

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


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM DNADEB <dsg4...> wrote:

> I guess my email was misconstrued. I did not mean Barbara's email. I meant
> the two weird ones from Ohio, one of which she referred to in her email.
> Sorry for the misunderstanding my post called. I did not intend to mean
> that Barbara was a "fake" poster.
> Deb Grove
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 6, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Deborah Grove <dsg4...> wrote:
> >
> > I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
> > I have reported it.
> >
> > Deb Grove
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barbara Granger" <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...>
> >
> > To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
> >
> > As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder"
> ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in
> through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!??
> > Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ...
> especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and
> sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its
> name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that
> they make the house sparrows scatter ...
> > And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging
> around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what
> happened? Barbara
> >
> > Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
> > Granger Consultation Services
> > 405 Randall Road
> > Wyncote PA 19095-2105
> > 215-680-1399
> > *****************************************
> > https://www.grangerconsultation.com
> > "Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <
> <ohiobccc...> wrote:
> >
> > Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
> > --
> > Deborah Grove
>
 

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Date: 12/11/18 4:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (11 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 3 16 226
Northern Harrier 1 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 1 16 441
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 5 80 5993
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Fred Wilcox, Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney, Tim Meloney

Visitors:
3-vehicles with 6 indivduals


Weather:
Cold start to a cloudless day. Temps in the mid 20's to near 40 by late
P.M. Winds light to moderate, generally from the west quadrant.

Raptor Observations:
B.E.Ad.-2:50; Imm.-2:50&2:55 Local vultures were present today.
9-B.V.&3-T.V.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens and small group of Purple Finches-flyover

Predictions:
Similar to Tuesday. Slightly warmer with NW'erly winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 12/11/18 1:44 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 597
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 54 1687
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 4 105 18228
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Compiler: Rob Feldman

Counters:

Weather:
Cold and sunny, West wind light

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
5 purple finch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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

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Date: 12/11/18 12:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (11 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 1 7 1670
OS 0 0 260
BE 0 32 539
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 5 45 2042
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 2 46

Total: 6 99 18423
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Sunny with light W wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird RT 12:23
Last bird RT 2:18

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/11/18 12:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 4 42
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 8 158
NH 0 1 54
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 11 700
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 15 218
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 1 40 5789
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

Weather:
Wind - calm or light W 22F

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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Date: 12/11/18 12:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (11 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 1 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 1 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 2 4 11736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cold, Moderate to strong winds out of the West.
Average temp. -3C.
0% cloud cover with a haze across the valley.
Visibility up to 17km.
Wind gust up to 31 mph.

Raptor Observations:
2 raptors counted. Female northern harrier came up from the valley and
circled over the watch for 5 minutes.
Merlin came over at tree top level.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 raven
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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Date: 12/11/18 6:52 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 11, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 11, 2018  

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, SW to10 mph, waves one to two feet, 28 F.

Comments:  A couple of westbound flocks of scaup andRed-breasted Mergansers, and that was about it. Unexpected was an Eastern Phoebe that suddenly appeared on a piece ofdriftwood along the beach.  Roger Donnjoined me for the count the last few minutes.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Greater Scaup  30

Lesser Scaup  120

Unidentified scaup  40

Surf Scoter  1

Red-breastedMerganser  92


 
Other bird moving alongthe lakeshore:


 
EASTERN PHOEBE  1  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/11/18 6:00 am
From: PSO <PSO...>
Subject: PSO Birding Site Guide
The PSO Site Guide is back up and running!

There are two options. One is the statewide Google Map with pins at each
site and descriptions when you click on a pin and the other option is the
County Map version which gives you a map of the county with the sites
displayed and other relevant information about the county.

Go to pabirds.org and click on Birding.

However, we still need your input.

Many sites have no description and there are many sites that aren’t even on
the list.

If you would like to help fill in the gaps, go to the County Map version
and click on “Submit New Site” or “Update/Correct Site” for instructions.

Frank Haas
PSO Webmaster



--
Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
 

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Date: 12/10/18 5:21 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Surf Scoter - Butler Co.
Debbie Darney called me this evening to report a adult drake Surf Scoter
was present today at Lake Arthur ..seen from the south shore overlook at
Moraine S.P.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 12/10/18 5:11 pm
From: Randy Phillips <raphillips56...>
Subject: York County Short-eared Owls
I observed two Short-eared Owls working the grasslands at the Hopewell
Recreation Area
(Old Landfill) in southern York County this evening. This area is located
near the intersection
of Rt. 24 and Plank Rd. Birds did not appear until approx 5:15- almost too
dark to see.
 

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Date: 12/10/18 4:48 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Trumpeter Swan, Clearfield Co.
Bimini Lake is now about 90% ice covered, but this morning there were good numbers of Canada Geese, plus a Trumpeter Swan sporting a wing tag. Hopefully, it will be around for Saturday's CBC.
Dan RichardsTreasure Lake
 

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Date: 12/10/18 3:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (10 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 2 11734
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Partly sunny, cold with WSW winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Kuehl (<tjkuehl...>)


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Date: 12/10/18 3:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (10 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 0 6 1669
OS 0 0 260
BE 2 32 539
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 2 40 2037
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 1 2 46

Total: 5 93 18417
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Eve Webster, 6


Weather:
Overcast with haze in the morning, clearing to a mix of sun and clouds,
with NW wind. Temperatures remained in the negatives throughout most of the
day.

Raptor Observations:
FB UR 12:40
LB BE 4th 3:15

BE 4th 12:50, 3:15

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/10/18 1:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Dec 2018) 7 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 1 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 596
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 206
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 52 1685
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 7 101 18224
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Another cold day. Temps in upper 20s. Breezy NW winds with overcast skies
in morning becoming clear and sunny with very light wind as day progressed.


Raptor Observations:
Immature Northern Goshawk (non-migrant) and adult Red-tailed Hawk both dove
at owl

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 12/10/18 6:58 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 10, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 10, 2018  

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, waves less than a foot, 30 F.

Comments:  Movement almost at a standstill.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Tundra Swan  2

Redhead  6

Greater Scaup  4

Lesser Scaup  90

Unidentified scaup  21

White-winged Scoter  3

Long-tailed Duck  1

Bufflehead  3

Common Goldeneye  2

Common Merganser  10

Red-breastedMerganser  14

Red-throated Loon  4

Unidentified loon  5

Horned Grebe  8 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/10/18 6:48 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
Meredith,


Thanks for the update.



I have no experience w feeding warbles in winter, but that "summer suet" concoction of peanut butter, etc., might pique its pallet?


In any case keep us appraised and good luck.


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh (currently in Hermosa, Costa Rica)





-----Original Message-----
From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 9:49 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County

The Cape May Warbler made another surprise visit to the suet feeders at my house on Sunday. The last time I had seen him was on December 1st. He seems to favor picking up the suet crumbs dropped by other birds at the feeders, rather than trying to pry a piece of the cold, hardened suet off of a cake. I had watched him in November looking for insects on various shrubs around my house between visits to the suet feeders under milder temperatures.

His latest photo is at this link: https://flic.kr/p/RjSwfC

To prepare for the possibility he continues to visit under increasingly adverse conditions, does anyone have recommendations on what foods to offer him? I have not seen him at the sunflower or mixed seed feeders.

Thanks in advance, and good birding.

Meredith Lombard



On Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:42:15 -0500, Meredith Lombard <ctsnature...> wrote:

>There was an unusual visitor to one of my suet feeders on Saturday, a Cape May Warbler. Not a bird I expected to see in late November!
>
>One of the photos: https://flic.kr/p/PnXAY2
>
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/
>
>
>Good birding,
>
>-Meredith Lombard
 

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Date: 12/9/18 7:49 pm
From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
The Cape May Warbler made another surprise visit to the suet feeders at my house on Sunday. The last time I had seen him was on December 1st. He seems to favor picking up the suet crumbs dropped by other birds at the feeders, rather than trying to pry a piece of the cold, hardened suet off of a cake. I had watched him in November looking for insects on various shrubs around my house between visits to the suet feeders under milder temperatures.

His latest photo is at this link: https://flic.kr/p/RjSwfC

To prepare for the possibility he continues to visit under increasingly adverse conditions, does anyone have recommendations on what foods to offer him? I have not seen him at the sunflower or mixed seed feeders.

Thanks in advance, and good birding.

Meredith Lombard



On Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:42:15 -0500, Meredith Lombard <ctsnature...> wrote:

>There was an unusual visitor to one of my suet feeders on Saturday, a Cape May Warbler. Not a bird I expected to see in late November!
>
>One of the photos: https://flic.kr/p/PnXAY2
>
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/
>
>
>Good birding,
>
>-Meredith Lombard
 

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Date: 12/9/18 7:36 pm
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Tens of Thousands of Snow Geese, Northampton County
While driving up Route 33 around 11 AM to my daughter’s place, there were tens of thousands of Snow Geese flying east-southeast in the direction of the Nazareth Quarry. Skeins and skeins of Snows could be seen in a continuous line that started over Nazareth and continued as far as I could see back beyond Stockertown. Some of the groups were so thick that they reminded me of the tight Starling flocks the way they darkened portions of the sky. I would not be surprised if there were well over 100,000 birds in view at once and possibly closer to 200,000. I was camera-less, but it’s one of those things that photos wouldn’t do justice anyway.

The last time I had seen this amount of Snows was during the 2013 Bethlehem CBC. Photos from that day can be found at:
https://becard.blogspot.com/2013/12/

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: 12/9/18 5:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (09 Dec 2018) Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 13 223
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 15 440
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 0 75 5988
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis, Joan Renninger

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Very light south wind under a full cover of thin clouds, with a sun poking
through at less than 50% power. Cold with temps 24-32 F.

Raptor Observations:
Not a bird was seen, not even any local vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
possible distant raven.

Predictions:
something like today.
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 12/9/18 4:41 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird Update - Allegheny Co.
I received a message from the homeowner who was hosting the Ruby-throated
Hummingbird at her feeder in Robinson Twp.

She reported the last time the bird was seen at the feeder was on Thursday
Dec. 6

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 12/9/18 3:23 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co 12/8
I was delighted to see a Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker visit the feeders on Sat., Dec. 8th.My husband took notice to the "new" visitor when our son's German Short Hair Pointer jumped off the sofa and darted to the window to watch the bird.  Good girl, Pearl! 
I was able to capture some photos, which helped with positive ID.  There were some splashes of red showing on the brown streaked head. It's been years since I've spotted a Red-headed WP in our area; this is my first sighting of  a juvenile.  The bird visited the suet cakes and one of the hanging black oil feeders throughout the afternoon on Sat., but I did not see it today.
 For some reason there are as many as 10  Pine Siskins at the feeders early in the  morning from daylight until about 8am; but usually only two remain throughout the day. I don't know why the others leave or where they go.
Purple Finch numbers fluctuate from day to day with just a few to 8 or more.
Still waiting for Evening Grosbeaks but the Juv. Red-headed WP sighting has made up for that.
Good Birding
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 12/9/18 2:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (09 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 1 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 1 2 11734
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dave Poder, Ed Gowarty,Sr, Jim Rocco

Visitors:
1- Ray Fetsko
Helping spot: Jim Rocco, Dave Poder, and Ed Gowarty Sr.


Weather:
100% cloud cover. Some sunshine through clouds in AM.
Cold. Temp -7 to -6 degrees C.
Wind from SE, ESE aver velocity 12 mph in Am decreasing to 4 mph in
afternoon.
Visibility 8.5 km with haze.

Raptor Observations:
1 migrating raptor- red-tailed hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
crows, ravens.

Predictions:
Sunny.High of 30 degrees F.
Wind from NW at 5mph.
Counter will not be present.
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Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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Date: 12/9/18 1:19 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported from Erie County, Pa. this past week:  Red-throated Loon  56 (high count); Dec. 6; Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P. (waterbird count) Cackling Goose  up to 5; through the week; Fairview Industrial Park Long-tailed Duck  1450 (high count); Dec. 4; Walnut Creek access (waterbird count) Red-necked Grebe  1; Dec. 4; Walnut creek access (waterbird count) Herring Gull X Glaucous Gull  1; Dec. 8; Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P. (waterbird count) Northern Shrike  1; Dec. 4; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P. Common Raven  1; Dec. 5; Edinboro  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/9/18 12:49 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 Dec 2018) Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 09, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 16 545
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 595
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 206
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 47 1680
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 0 94 18217
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Compiler: Scott Morrison

Counters:

Weather:
Another winter-like day. Complete overcast and temps in upper 20s. No wind.

Raptor Observations:
No migrant raptors. One local Bald Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 12/9/18 10:55 am
From: Peter Robinson <pabirder...>
Subject: New Compiler For The PA Birds Magazine Lists Report
1:45 PM

Andy Keister has agreed to take over doing the annual Lists Report. Early January he will be sending a message to the listserve asking for list numbers to be sent to him.

His e-mail address is: <akeister110...>

If I receive 2018 list numbers by way of the form included in the recent December on-line newsletter, or by e-mail, I will forward them to Andy.

REMINDER: Thayer's Gull is no longer considered to be a separate species and should not be counted in list reports.

Peter Robinson
Hanover, York County, PA
 

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Date: 12/9/18 7:33 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 9, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 9, 2018    

Time:0725 to 0925

Weather: Mostly clear,light SSW, calm lake, 22 F.

Comments:  A couple of flocks of Canada Geese movingacross the lake from Canada and a couple of flocks of Long-tailed Ducks welloffshore was about all that was happening this morning.  I did the count at Presque Isle yesterday, not Walnut Creek access as I had posted yesterday.
 
Canada Goose  80

Redhead  1

Lesser Scaup  1

Unidentified scaup  128

White-winged Scoter  4

Black Scoter  9 (one flock)

Long-tailed Duck  70

Bufflehead  6

Common Goldeneye  36

Red-breastedMerganser  100

Red-throated Loon  3

Common Loon  2

Horned Grebe  3  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/9/18 4:29 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (12/2 - 12/8)
All,
The species count was 77 this week.
Snow Goose - high report ~300 12/3 flyover
Barnacle Goose-last report 12/4 photo Lots of geese to search, so may still be present
Cackling Goose - high report 6 12/6 photos
22 Tundra Swan 12/3- flyover

13 duck species including:

1 N. Pintail 12/6 photo
2 Canvasback 12/4 photo
1 Long-tailed Duck 12/7-12/8 photo
Hooded Merganser - high count 8 12/6
Common Merganser - high count ~190 12/6
Pied-billed Grebe-12/2 & 12/6
5 gull species including:
Iceland Gull-high report 2 12/3 photo
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 120 12/5
Great Black-backed Gull- high report 14 12/6
2 American Tree Sparrow 12/5 photo
1 N. Harrier 12/4
1 Merlin 12/3,12/4, 12/8
1 Common Raven 12/8
Black-capped Chickadee continues at the feeders
2 Baltimore Orioles at the Nature Center feeder area 12/6
Purple Finch continues at feeders
Also, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned & Ruby-crowned Kinglet, E. Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow , Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 12/8/18 6:13 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Barnacle Goose, Sweet Arrow Lake
Barnacle goose was back at Sweet Arrow Lake by early afternoon and was still
there at sunset.



Other birds sighted



Bald Eagle

Common and Hooded Merganser

Brown Creeper





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>




 

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Date: 12/8/18 4:59 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (08 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 6 74
TV 0 6 1669
OS 0 0 260
BE 2 30 537
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 2 38 2035
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 1 1 45

Total: 6 88 18412
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Jonathan Stein, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
12


Weather:
Partly sunny with calm and light W wind in the morning. Mostly cloudy skies
clearing to about 45% in the late afternoon. Temperatures hovering around
-1C throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:

First bird - RT 11:34
Last bird - BE AD, JUV 3:15

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/8/18 2:38 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: 2 merlins, Schenley Park, Allegheny
On a long walk this afternoon I saw 2 merlins at the Schenley Park golf course at dusk. Other birds of interest included a flock of 75 Canada geese that were on migration.  The flock's  form, direction, altitude and behavior did not look like local birds.
Complete checklist is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50525837

Kate St.John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 12/8/18 2:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 41
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 8 158
NH 1 1 54
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 1 11 700
RL 0 0 1
GE 4 15 218
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 8 39 5788
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Wind W 4-8 mph, sky mostly clear 9-11, then became cloudy and eventually
murky before brightening late, temp 24-28F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1419 Ad, 1435 Imm
GE (Ad): 1109, 1120, 1200, 1246

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Goose-60, Tundra Swan-79, C. Loon-1, C. Redpoll-10
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Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 12/8/18 2:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (08 Dec 2018) 16 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 7 29 161
Turkey Vulture 3 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 1 13 223
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 4 15 440
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 16

Total: 16 75 5988
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Andy Francis, Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
2 hunters
11 vista viewers


Weather:
Partly sunny with variable winds from calm to 12mph (mostly 0-7) with
variable wind direction from SW to W but mostly NW
and temperature range from -2 to 0 degrees and occasional flurries through
out the day

Raptor Observations:
Bald eagle (white belly) at 2:39 pm

Non-raptor Observations:
Deer hunter from east of trail unsuccessful with getting a deer but saw a
bob cat
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 12/8/18 1:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (08 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 0 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 1 11733
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Cold northwest winds with flurries. Mostly overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Local Red-tailed Hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
Downy Woodpecker, Raven, Crow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (<brianwargo...>)


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Date: 12/8/18 1:19 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Dec 2018) 16 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 12 69
Turkey Vulture 1 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 2 16 545
Northern Harrier 1 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 595
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 206
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 47 1680
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 2 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 16 94 18217
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters:

Visitors:
none, trails closed for deer season


Weather:
Variable cloudiness with west winds 1-7 mph, hazy

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
45 tundra swans, 90 snow geese
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Date: 12/8/18 7:36 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 8, 2018
Location: Walnut Creekaccess

Date: December 8, 2018    

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy becomingmostly cloudy, W to 20 mph, waves three to four feet, 28 F.

Comment:  Not much activity over the lake thismorning.  However a Nelson’s Gull(Herring Gull

X Glaucous Gull) flewwest past the watch.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Mallard  5

Redhead  3

Greater Scaup  4

Lesser Scaup  17

Unidentified scaup  170

Surf Scoter  1

White-winged Scoter  2

Long-tailed Duck  8

Common Goldeneye  9

Red-breastedMerganser  21

Red-throated Loon  4

Common Loon  1

Unidentified loon  1

GLAUCOUS GULL X HERRINGGULL  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/8/18 7:02 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Barnacle Goose - Schuylkill Co.
The Barnacle Goose is foraging with Canada Geese in the field next to Pine
Grove Twp. Recreation Park. off from Oak Grove Rd.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 12/8/18 2:34 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 12/8/2018
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* December 8, 2018
* PAEA1812.08
- Birds mentioned

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
EVENING GROSBEAK
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
RED-NECKED GREBES
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL
RED-THROATED LOON
BARNACLE GOOSE
CANVASBACK
ICELAND GULL

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: December 8th at 5:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

The Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 15th. Contact
your group leader from last year or call Rett Oren for information at
484-895-5685.

The Wild Creek / Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December
23rd. Contact your group leader from last year or write Corey Husic for
information at <coreyhusic...> .

The Bethlehem-Easton-Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on
December 29th. Contact your group leader from last year or call Don &
Elaine Mease for information at 610-346-7754. You can also write them at
<measede...> .

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 GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 12/4 (at the flooded field).

Sightings from MOORE TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
EVENING GROSBEAK – 1 on 12/3 (‘fly-by’ near Moorestown).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 11 on 12/2; 1 from 12/4 to at least 12/6
RED-NECKED GREBES – 2 on 12/2 and 12/3.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
Tundra Swan – 1 on 12/2.

Sightings from the EMMAUS area, Lehigh County:
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL – 1 on 12/5 (behind the South Mall).

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Cackling Goose – 1 on 12/2.

Sightings from DEEP CREEK / KNIGHT LAKE area, Montgomery County:
Great Egret – 1 to at least 12/6 (late date).

Sightings from GIVING POND, Bucks County:
Great Egret – 1 on 12/4 (late date).

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the fishing pier:
RED-THROATED LOONS – 1 on 12/4; 2 on 12/7.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
BARNACLE GOOSE – 1 to at least 12/4
Cackling Geese – 5 on 12/1; 6 on 12/4
CANVASBACKS – 2 on 12/4
ICELAND GULLS – 3 on 12/1; 2 on 12/3; 1 on 12/6.

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Date: 12/7/18 4:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (07 Dec 2018) 9 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 22 154
Turkey Vulture 0 5 303
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 7 12 222
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 436
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15

Total: 9 59 5972
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
4 hunters


Weather:
Light snow flurries 9:30am to 2:00pm, good CLCV to 3:00pm
1-6 mph wind out of NW.

Raptor Observations:
1:34pm IGE
1ABE@1:34pm, 2 ABE@1:35 pm, 2 ABE@1:37pm, 1ABE@2:48pm
1IBE@2:38pm

Non-raptor Observations:
Brought seed for the peanut gallery: tufted titmouse, white breasted
nuthatch, chickadees, juncos, blue jays, crows, red bellied and downy
woodpeckers and 1 raven.

Predictions:
Cold, bright, partly cloudy and moderat winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 12/7/18 3:35 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (07 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 0 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 1 11733
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Some snow showers to the north and south of the valley in the first hour,
afterwards increasing visibility up to 32km. Winds WNW 4 to 8 mph with
occasional gusts to 20mph.
Mostly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors observed

Non-raptor Observations:
Three crows, one chickadee

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy, WNW winds, temperature 20-25
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Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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Date: 12/7/18 2:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (07 Dec 2018) 22 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 5 73
TV 1 6 1669
OS 0 0 260
BE 12 28 535
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 1 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 7 36 2033
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 0 44

Total: 22 82 18406
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Pat Freed

Visitors:
Dan Walker, 6


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with inconsistent NW wind, cloud cover clearing to around 50%
mid afternoon.. Temperatures around -1C throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
BE WB 10:55(3), 2:57, 3:33
BE AD 10:35, 12:58(2),3:20,4:03
BE 4th 12:58, 3:27
GE AD 3:40

First bird - BE 10:35
Last bird - RS 4:18

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/7/18 2:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 3 41
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 6 156
NH 0 0 53
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 4 10 699
RL 0 0 1
GE 6 11 214
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 14 31 5780
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Visitors:
Karl Striedieck, John Good


Weather:
Wind WNW 5-10 mph (highest during 1-2 hr), sky cloudy, temp 26-29F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1238 3rd-yr, 1306 Juv, 2 BE not counted
GE (Ad): 1015, 1045, 1316, 1336, 1350, 1510

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 12/7/18 1:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Dec 2018) 30 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 7 64
Turkey Vulture 0 1 548
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 7 14 543
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5124
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 595
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 205
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 17 44 1677
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 3 3 143
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 30 78 18201
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Below freezing temps all day with mostly sunny skies. Winds steady out of
the WNW and excellent visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Stellar late season flight with 10 eagles tallied, 7 Bald and 3 Golden, all
3 of which were seen in the last hour in awesome light.

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 12/7/18 1:39 pm
From: Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...>
Subject: Lancaster Co Bird Club Mtg on Threats to Endangered Bird Species; Thursday 12/13/18
The Lancaster County Bird Club will meet Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Aaron Haines, Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology at Millersville University and a certified wildlife biologist, will present a program on the recent threats causing species (with a focus on bird species) to require listing under the Endangered Species Act and what can be done to improve recovery efforts for endangered species. He is director of the University's Applied Conservation Lab. This facility is an interdisciplinary lab which consists mainly of undergraduate research projects being conducted by Millersville University biology students. The mission statement of the Lab is the study and development of applied solutions to conservation problems through the efforts of undergraduate research.

A short business meeting will precede the program. The public is invited to attend free of charge and may call 717-725-2717 or 717-984-2738 with questions. More information about the club can be found on its website at www.lancasterbirdclub.org<http://www.lancasterbirdclub.org/> and on Facebook @ Lancaster Bird Club.


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Date: 12/7/18 11:14 am
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Schuylkill County, Sweet Arrow Lake, Barnacle Goose
The Barnacle Goose reported earlier this week on eBird is back at Sweet Arrow Lake north of Pine Grove with a small flock of Canadas

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/7/18 9:15 am
From: Hopkins, Jeff A. <Jeff.Hopkins...>
Subject: RFI on Evening Grosbeaks
All:

I've been away the past few weeks and would really like to see an Evening Grosbeak for the state before I have to start travelling again.

If anyone has a reliable location for them within an hour or two of the Lehigh Valley, can you please drop me a line or respond to the list?

Thanks,

Jeff Hopkins
Whitehall, PA
<Jeff.Hopkins...>

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Date: 12/7/18 7:09 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 7, 2018
Location: Walnut Creekaccess

Date: December 7, 2018    

Time:0725 to 0855

Weather: Cloudy, NW to15 mph, waves two to three feet, 28 F.

Comments: A few scaupmoving east and a few red-breasted Mergansers moving west.  Not a single loon this morning!  Pat Howell assisted with the count for a little while.
 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Mallard  1

Redhead  25 (one flock)

Lesser Scaup  64

Unidentified scaup  244

White-winged Scoter  3

Bufflehead  2

Common Goldeneye  18

Common Merganser  7

Red-breastedMerganser  485


 
Other birds moving alongthe lake:


 
Bald Eagle  2  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/7/18 6:41 am
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: Pine Siskins, Allegheny Co.
Pine Siskins have been daily visitors to our feeders for the past several
weeks. Sometimes only two but this morning 6 were in my window feeder
together and I've seen as many as 8. They don't get chased out of the
feeder tray by much. In fact they chase Goldfinches, Tufted Titmouse, and
House Finches out. They are pretty feisty.

950 Oakwood, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 5
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Finch 6
Pine Siskin 6 Daily visitors to feeders for the past 2 weeks
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
House Sparrow 12

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50489119

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

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

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Date: 12/6/18 2:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (06 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 22 154
Turkey Vulture 0 5 303
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 1 5 215
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 435
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 2 4 102
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15

Total: 6 50 5963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers:

Visitors:
1 hunter
1 birder seeking info


Weather:
Cold, mostly cloudy with a very light NW to W wind. Visibility good.
Temperature range of 28-42

A ground cover of snow with snow flurries throughout the morning

Raptor Observations:
First bird GE 11:25

Adult GE 11:25 and 11:30
Adult BE 1:40

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Sunny, a bit warmer
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 12/6/18 1:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (06 Dec 2018) 19 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 5 73
TV 0 5 1668
OS 0 0 260
BE 10 16 523
NH 0 0 150
SS 1 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 0 151
BW 0 0 4653
RT 5 29 2026
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 249
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 1 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 0 44

Total: 19 60 18384
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove, Joe Lavella

Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light WSW winds going WNW. Snow flurries early.
Temperatures in the 40'sF

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 9:41, 9:43(2), 9:58(3), 12:37(1), 2:30(2)
BE 4th 2:15(1)
PG AD 1:23

First bird BE 9:41
Last bird BE 2:30

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 12/6/18 1:38 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 61
Turkey Vulture 0 1 548
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 1 7 536
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5124
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 595
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 205
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 27 1660
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 4 48 18171
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Snow flurries in AM followed by overcast skies with breaks of sun in the
PM. Light WNW winds. Temps below freezing all day.

Raptor Observations:
Northbound Northern Harrier

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 12/6/18 12:39 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Ring-billed gulls, Washington County
There were three Ring-billed gulls on a small pond along Rte 43 near
Eighty-Four, PA this afternoon.

There were over 300 Canada geese divided between Lake Joann and Timber Lake
today.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 12/6/18 12:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 39
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 4 154
NH 0 0 53
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 6 695
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 5 208
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 1 17 5766
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

Weather:
Light to moderate WSW. Mostly cloudy. ~30F

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 1155

one imm. BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436
 

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Date: 12/6/18 10:06 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 6, 2018
Location: Walnut Creekaccess

Date: December 6, 2018    

Time:0725 to 0925

Weather: Cloudy, SW to 15mph, waves two to three feet, 30 F.

Comments:  A near record setting day for the number of 56eastbound Red-throated Loons. Ironically, no Common Loons were seen. The previoussingle day high for red-throats was set in 2005 with 63 birds.  There was a light movement of Red-breastedMergansers, but few other ducks.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Mallard  2

Redhead  6

Greater Scaup  3

Lesser Scaup  12

Unidentified scaup  40

Surf Scoter  1

White-winged Scoter  2

Surf/Black scoter  3

Long-tailed Duck  11

Bufflehead  1

Common Goldeneye  11

Red-breastedMerganser  660

Red-throated Loon  56

Unidentified loon  3

Horned Grebe  1


 
Other bird moving alongthee lake:


 
Bald Eagle  1  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/6/18 6:23 am
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
I agree that they were not legit emails. I deleted them pronto.
*Rob*

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


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM DNADEB <dsg4...> wrote:

> I guess my email was misconstrued. I did not mean Barbara's email. I meant
> the two weird ones from Ohio, one of which she referred to in her email.
> Sorry for the misunderstanding my post called. I did not intend to mean
> that Barbara was a "fake" poster.
> Deb Grove
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 6, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Deborah Grove <dsg4...> wrote:
> >
> > I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
> > I have reported it.
> >
> > Deb Grove
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barbara Granger" <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...>
> >
> > To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
> >
> > As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder"
> ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in
> through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!??
> > Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ...
> especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and
> sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its
> name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that
> they make the house sparrows scatter ...
> > And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging
> around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what
> happened? Barbara
> >
> > Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
> > Granger Consultation Services
> > 405 Randall Road
> > Wyncote PA 19095-2105
> > 215-680-1399
> > *****************************************
> > https://www.grangerconsultation.com
> > "Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <
> <ohiobccc...> wrote:
> >
> > Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
> > --
> > Deborah Grove
>
 

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Date: 12/6/18 5:42 am
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
I guess my email was misconstrued. I did not mean Barbara's email. I meant the two weird ones from Ohio, one of which she referred to in her email.
Sorry for the misunderstanding my post called. I did not intend to mean that Barbara was a "fake" poster.
Deb Grove

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 6, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Deborah Grove <dsg4...> wrote:
>
> I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
> I have reported it.
>
> Deb Grove
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Barbara Granger" <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...>
> To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
>
> As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder" ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!??
> Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ... especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that they make the house sparrows scatter ...
> And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what happened? Barbara
>
> Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
> Granger Consultation Services
> 405 Randall Road
> Wyncote PA 19095-2105
> 215-680-1399
> *****************************************
> https://www.grangerconsultation.com
> "Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"
>
>
> On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <ohiobccc...> wrote:
>
> Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
> --
> Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 12/6/18 4:45 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
I have reported it.

Deb Grove

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Granger" <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder" ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!?? 
Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ... especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that they make the house sparrows scatter ... 
And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what happened? Barbara

Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
Granger Consultation Services
405 Randall Road
Wyncote PA 19095-2105
215-680-1399
*****************************************
https://www.grangerconsultation.com
"Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"


On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <ohiobccc...> wrote:

Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
--
Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 12/5/18 6:33 pm
From: Barbara Granger <0000003815660d79-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder" ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!?? 
Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ... especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that they make the house sparrows scatter ... 
And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what happened? Barbara

Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
Granger Consultation Services
405 Randall Road
Wyncote PA 19095-2105
215-680-1399
*****************************************
https://www.grangerconsultation.com
"Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"


On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <ohiobccc...> wrote:

Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder

 

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Date: 12/5/18 5:48 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Dec 5, 2018
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Dec 5, 2018

Three Pine Siskins were at our feeders for the 10 minutes I was able to
observe this afternoon. In previous years, Pine Siskins that arrived in
December stayed for the winter.

Karyn Delaney



Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 5, 2018 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Stationary
17 species

Mourning Dove 26
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 6
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
House Finch 3
Pine Siskin 3 Seen feeding for 10 minutes.
American Goldfinch 38
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 8
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50461154

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

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Date: 12/5/18 3:59 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Short-eared Owls-- Allegheny county
Tonight there were 2 Short-eared Owls working the grasslands along Burgettstown Rd. A coyote appeared while still daylight and meandered through the same grasslands before dusk and the arrival of the owls.


Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 12/5/18 2:30 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (05 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 19 151
Turkey Vulture 0 5 303
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 4 214
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 435
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 2 100
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15

Total: 1 44 5957
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Mike Dale

Visitors:
Tom Yingst, 7-IGMR personnel on a hike up the mountain, 2-hunter drive by's
and 2-additional vista viewers.


Weather:
High thin clouds all day with temps starting out in the low 20's climbing
to the low 30's. Winds light and variable.

Raptor Observations:
No vultures!

Non-raptor Observations:
Red Headed Woodpecker made an appearance.

Predictions:
More wind tomorrow should help but not sure of the direction-WSW? Temps
about the same as Wednesday. Next week-Tuesday and Wednesday-Gluhwein being
served!
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 12/5/18 1:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 61
Turkey Vulture 0 1 548
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 6 535
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 5124
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 595
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 205
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 24 1657
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 6 44 18167
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: JF Therrien

Counters:

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 12/5/18 1:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (05 Dec 2018) 3 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 71
TV 0 5 1668
OS 0 0 260
BE 0 6 513
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 1 7459
CH 0 1 588
NG 1 1 26
RS 0 0 151
BW 0 0 4653
RT 2 24 2021
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 249
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 0 57
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 0 44

Total: 3 41 18365
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Overcast in the morning with some clearing later. Calm and very light N
wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - NG 10:28
Last bird - RT 1:51

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/5/18 12:57 pm
From: <carmencunningham...> <carmencunningham...>
Subject: BLUEJAY- SUMMITCOUNTY
Saw a Blue jay in a tree in my backyard
 

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Date: 12/5/18 12:54 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Buffleheads and Ruddy Ducks, Washington County
This morning, Don Weiss reported 3 Buffleheads on Lake Joann, and they were
still there early afternoon. Just now when I came past they had been
replaced by 4 Ruddy ducks.
Two days ago, a small pond along Scenic Ridge had 6 Northern shovelers.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 12/5/18 12:35 pm
From: Ohio Bccc <ohiobccc...>
Subject: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
 

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Date: 12/5/18 11:38 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Tundra Swans, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
5 tundra swans just flew over my house in the City of Pittsburgh.  In a single line heading southeast

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

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Date: 12/5/18 11:29 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (05 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 0 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 1 11733
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
very light SE winds with constant snow flurries;visibility poor;high 25F.
Note: the lane from the cemetery & the watch lane have an inch or 2 of snow
but are certainly driveable.

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
chickadees,titmice

Predictions:
mod to strong W winds with a few snow flurries or snow showers
possible;cloudy with a high near 30F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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Date: 12/5/18 7:05 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 5, 2018
Location: Walnut Creek accessDate: December 5, 2018    

Time:0730 to 0930

Weather: Cloudy, SW to 5mph, waves less than a foot, 30 F. light to moderate snow showers the firsthour.

Comments:  Just a few scaup and Red-breasted Mergansersmoving around.  Presque Isle is closed for the deer hunt, so I will be at Walnut Creek the next couple of days.
 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Tundra Swan  3

Mallard  24

Canvasback  50

Greater Scaup  90

Lesser Scaup  50

Unidentified scaup  140

Surf Scoter  3

White-winged Scoter  6

Black Scoter  1

Common Goldeneye  4

Common Merganser  6

Red-breastedMerganser  354

Red-throated Loon  9

Horned Grebe  11


 
Other bird moving alongthe lake:


 
Bald Eagle  1  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/5/18 6:09 am
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...>
Subject: Sharp-Shinned Hawk catch Downy Woodpecker - Clearifeld County
This morning, I got to see a Sharpie doing fast, tight maneuvers very close,
right behind my house (and above it, where he caught the bird) in hot
pursuit of a Downy Woodpecker. The Sharpie then took it to the ground, about
10 feet from my sliding glass doors. The dog proceeded to bark and jump up
and down at the sliding glass doors, thereby scaring the hawk. Luckily, the
Sharpie flew away with its breakfast in hand. (or should I say talons? :-)
)

I have at least one Cooper's Hawk that also patrols my bird feeding area. I
hope to see them both for the DuBois CBC on Dec. 15.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois
 

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Date: 12/5/18 5:53 am
From: Lee Wells <lwells4...>
Subject: Schuylkill County Evening Grosbeak
We finally had a female Evening Grosbeak come to our feeders yesterday (Tuesday). I heard that they prefer tray feeders so I quickly made one a few weeks ago in anticipation of getting one. It went to a hopper feeder.Audrey & Lee Wells,Pine Grove
 

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Date: 12/4/18 5:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (04 Dec 2018) 7 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 19 151
Turkey Vulture 0 5 303
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 3 4 214
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 1 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 435
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 2 100
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 1 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15

Total: 7 43 5956
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Joe Meloney, Tim Meloney

Visitors:
2-Hunters


Weather:
Snow flurries to start the day with temps in the low 30's. 100% cloud cover
in the A.M. becoming completely clear till the latter half of the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. Ad.1:40; Imm.2:04&2:40; NOGO-great close looks at this "large" bird
with pale eyebrow line visible.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, 50-CAGO, One lone Ring billed Gull passing high over the watch
heading south!

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy conditions should provide good viewing but light and variable
winds could hinder passage of birds. Similar temps as Tuesday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 12/4/18 5:53 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks, Clearfield Co.
Today my parents observed a dozen or so Evening Grosbeaks perched in a cherry tree in their yard near SGL #77.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 12/4/18 1:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Dec 2018) 10 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 1 39
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 4 154
NH 0 0 53
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 5 6 695
RL 0 0 1
GE 2 4 207
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 10 16 5765
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

Weather:
NNW wind,moderate, then diminishing to light. 1F. mostly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 1215, GE age? 152

Imm BE 110, Ad BE 230 (1 imm BE NC).

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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Date: 12/4/18 1:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Dec 2018) 20 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 4 61
Turkey Vulture 1 1 548
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 6 535
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 5124
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 595
Northern Goshawk 1 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 204
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 11 19 1652
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 20 38 18161
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Compiler: Rob Feldman

Counters:

Weather:
Overcast at the start of the day with decreasing cloudiness; NW winds 1-12
mph becoming light at the end of the day.

Raptor Observations:
3 bald eagles went north and were not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/fall-2018-hawk-count
 

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Date: 12/4/18 1:12 pm
From: Flo McGuire <fmcguire1...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks, Forest Co.
Hi Everyone,

We haven't seen any Evening Grosbeaks since 11/23, but today 13 visited our feeders around noon. So nice to see these beautiful birds. We also have two Red-breasted Nuthatches coming regularly.

Flo & Jim McGuire
Tionesta, PA
 

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Date: 12/4/18 1:11 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (04 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 0 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 1 11733
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers:

Weather:
Light to moderate winds out of the SW with gust up to 25 mph. Temperature
-4 C. 100% cloud cover. Visibility clear up to 32 klm. Snow showers off and
on all day. 1 inch of snow on ground.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cold with snow showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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Date: 12/4/18 12:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (04 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 3 71
TV 0 5 1668
OS 0 0 260
BE 2 6 513
NH 0 0 150
SS 1 1 7459
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 0 25
RS 0 0 151
BW 0 0 4653
RT 10 22 2019
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 249
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 0 57
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 0 44

Total: 14 38 18362
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Deb Gingrich, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Eve Webster, 6


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with gusty NW wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 9:40, 10:05

First bird - BE 9:40
Last bird - RT 1:37

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/4/18 12:38 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 20 November 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE11.20.18twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
EARED GREBE (Erie County)
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Crawford County)
SNOW GOOSE
GOLDEN EAGLE (Armstrong County)
DUNLIN
BONAPARTE'S GULL
LITTLE GULL (Crawford County)
PARASITIC JAEGER (Erie County)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Crawford County)
SHORT-EARED OWL
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (Erie County)
RUFOUS/ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD (Erie County)
NORTHERN SHRIKE
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (Venango County)
EVENING GROSBEAK (Armstrong, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, and Forest Counties)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: John Boback, Dave Brooke, Alan Buriak, Shawn Collins, Sheree Daugherty, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Gigi Gerben, Jim Hausman, Scott Kinzey, Glenn Koppel, Chris Kubiak, Flo McGuire, Jerry McWilliams, Kate St. John, Kim Springer, Jerry Stanley, Marjorie Van Tassel, Carole Winslow, Kendall Zook.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 through Tuesday, 20 November 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

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

Transcript-

NOTE: TUNDRA SWAN, CANVASBACK, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, COMMON GOLDENEYE, BUFFLEHEAD, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In Natrona Heights on 11/7, PINE SISKIN, PURPLE FINCHES (DB).

On 11/11 in South Hills/Pleasant Hills, 1 MERLIN (JH).

At Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve on 11/14, sightings included PINE SISKINS (CK).

On 11/18 in Robinson Township, 1 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (MVas).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 11/11 at Crooked Creek Lake, ~150 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (MVan); on 11/17, 1 EVENING GROSBEAK (JB).

Near Shay on 11/20, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE (reported to AB).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 11/9 in Economy Borough, PURPLE FINCHES (KD).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At Moraine State Park on 11/18, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (CK).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 11/7 near Clarion, EVENING GROSBEAKS (reported to CW).

In Sligo on 11/7, PINE SISKIN (CW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 11/7 in Townville, 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS (reported to SC).

In Saegertown on 11/7, EVENING GROSBEAKS (reported to SC); on 11/10, SNOW GEESE (reported to KZ).

On 11/8 at Hartstown project/Pymatuning area, 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, SANDHILL CRANES (SD); on 11/12, SANDHILL CRANES, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, and others (SK); on 11/18, 1 LITTLE GULL, 75 SANDHILL CRANES, REDHEADS, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, PINE SISKINS (KSJ).

On 11/10 in Conneautville, 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS (reported to KZ).

Along Thatcher Road this week, 1 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (reported to KZ).


ERIE COUNTY:

This week at Presque Isle State Park, sightings included WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, SURF SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, RED-THROATED LOONS, DUNLIN, REDHEADS, MERLIN, 1 PARASITIC JAEGER (11/8), 1 EARED GREBE (11/11), 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (11/11), 3 SNOW GEESE (11/16), 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (11/18) (JM).

This week in Edinboro, McKean, and Erie, EVENING GROSBEAKS (reported to SC).

Through at least 11/10 in Harborcreek, 1 RUFOUS/ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD (JM).


FOREST COUNTY:

Near Tionesta on 11/20, 1 EVENING GROSBEAK (FM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

Along Golf Course Road on 11/11, 9 SNOW GEESE (GK).

On 11/11 over the Volant Strips, 5 GREAT EGRETS (MD).


MERCER COUNTY:

In Mercer on 11/12, 12 PINE SISKINS (KS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 11/9 near Kahle Lake, 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, 2 HORNED LARKS; on 11/18, 4 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 9 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and others; on 11/19, 10 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 2 HORNED LARKS; on 11/20, 59 REDHEADS (JSt).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 11/17 in Washington, PINE SISKINS, PURPLE FINCHES (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Date: 12/4/18 11:15 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Juniata County - 49 Sandhill Cranes
as per phone call from Amos Renno, he and his family heard an odd call
going over their home and came out and saw a very large flock of
Sandhill Cranes flying over their farm in Van Wert.

they counted the group several ways and decided it was 49 birds in the
flock making a ruckus.

they flew over their farm and over the next ridge south heading towards
the Juniata River.

Their excitement could be felt thru the phone call, it was lifers for
most of them.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA


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Date: 12/4/18 11:06 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango Co.
Kahle Lake, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 CANVASBACK, 3 GREATER SCAUP

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 12/4/18 7:17 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 4, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 4, 2018    

Time:0730 to 0930

Weather: Cloudy, NW to15 mph, waves two feet, 34 F. 

Comments:  It was a rather interesting morning over thewater.  There were four large flocks ofLong-Tailed Ducks flying far offshore with each flock swirling around in unison likea flock of blackbirds.  A Red-necked Grebemoving west was a nice addition.  Theundulating loose flock of brown passerines moving west far offshore parallel tothe shoreline were likely Lapland Longspurs.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Canvasback  6

Redhead  1

Greater Scaup  50

Lesser Scaup  37

White-winged Scoter  4

Surf/Black scoter  2

Long-Tailed Duck  1450

Bufflehead  1

Common Goldeneye  14

Common Merganser  2

Red-breastedMerganser  332

Red-throated Loon  3

Common Loon  4

Horned Grebe  10

RED-NECKED GREBE  1


 
Other birds moving overthe lake:


 
Passerine (longspurs?)  20 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/4/18 6:37 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Pine Siskins/Franklin CO
We had two siskins at our feeder this morning, the first of the season.

Bob Keener, Shippensburg
 

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Date: 12/4/18 4:15 am
From: David McNaughton <dkmcnaughton...>
Subject: Re: PSO reports : Where have the chickadees gone?
Not to dispel the WNV discussion that certainly has merits, I am just going
to point out that it was a very poor year for most of our lepidopterans.
The cool wet weather combined with a lack of snow cover for most of last
winter combined into a crash year for many of our butterfly and moth
species. Doug Tallamy mentions that caterpillars are a major source of
important developmental nutrients to growing fledglings. It may not just be
chickadees who are suffering a rough year, but they would certainly be on
my list of likely species to be affected. Much like spruce budworm in the
great north has brought us the winter finches, our own insect community in
the lower 48 has not been spectacular this year (except for those
semi-aquatic mosquitos!).

Dave McNaughton
Lebanon County

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 6:49 PM DAVID KOCH <davilene...> wrote:

> Actually, in light of this discussion, I have to say that for the last
> several weeks I was thinking of mentioning how many chickadees I'm seeing
> here every day. At any given time there are 5 or 6 coming in together in
> the front at the same time that I see others in the back feeders or by the
> kitchen walkway. I'm also seeing them in the fields even when other
> species are hard to find. Most of the ones I'm seeing, as is the case every
> winter, look to be black-capped's with big white marks on their wings. And
> if I hear one calling it sounds like a black-capped. However, occasionally
> I'll see a much drabber looking one, but obviously I'm in the hybrid zone
> so I can't be sure either way. Whenever anyone asks me if I have
> black-capped's or Carolinas my answer is always "yes."
> Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>
>
> On Monday, December 3, 2018 10:04 AM, Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
> wrote:
>
>
> It will be interesting to to see what numbers come out of this year's
> Christmas Bird Counts. Of course, these results have to be studied
> longitudinally over several seasons because of variations due to weather,
> participants, hours in the field etc.
>
> Nick Bolgiano summarizes the PA CBCs every year in the winter issue of the
> PSO journal, Pennsylvania Birds.
>
> This is what he wrote this past season:
> "Since West Nile Virus (WNV) first appeared in Pennsylvania during 2000,
> four species have shown similar downward trends in the Pennsylvania CBC:
> Ruffed Grouse, Great Horned Owl, Black-capped Chickadee, and Tufted
> Titmouse. WNV has been implicated in the declines of Ruffed Grouse
> (Stauffer 2017) and Great Horned Owl (Bolgiano 2012). Details will appear
> in a future article."
>
> Stauffer, G., D. Miller, L. Williams, J. Brown. 2017. Ruffed grouse
> population declines after introduction of West Nile Virus. J. Wildlife
> Management and Wildlife Monographs. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21347
>
> Bolgiano, N.C. 2012. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). Pages 206-207 in
> Second atlas of breeding birds in Pennsylvania (A.M. Wilson, D.W. Brauning,
> and R.S. Mulvihill, eds). The Pennsylvania State University Press,
> University Park, Pennsylvania.
>
> I know that Nick has been analyzing the effect that WNV has had on
> different species and an article will appear in a future issue.
>
> BTW BCCH numbers seem normal here on Stone Creek Ridge in Huntingdon
> county and that is from comparison of the numbers that I reported to
> Project Feederwatch over the past 5 years that we have lived here.
>
> Deb
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andy Wilson" <awilson.gettysburg...>
> To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 9:11:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
>
> Interestingly, eBird data does show low numbers of Carolina Chickadees
> since the summer, check out this chart (click the link, then click
> "Abundance" tab):
>
>
> https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-PA&spp=carchi&separateYears=true
>
> Same pattern for Maryland, where I live, and I certainly have very few
> chickadees in my yard recently.
>
>
> https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-MD&spp=carchi&separateYears=true
>
> I'm sure this sopping wet year has had an effect on some bird populations -
> one summer of low nesting success can make a big difference to populations
> short-lived species.
>
> Interesting observation, Karen!
>
> Andy Wilson
> Gettysburg College
>
> On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM Karin Isett <karin.isett...> wrote:
>
> > Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
> > their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
> > from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
> > 4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
> > again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and
> haven't
> > counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to
> be
> > less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in
> Bucks
> > County, too.
> >
>
>
> --
> Andy Wilson
> Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
> @AndyWGettysburg <https://twitter.com/AndyWGettysburg?lang=en> on Twitter
> --
> Deborah Grove
>
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Date: 12/3/18 5:55 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
I actually didn't know there was this eBird RBA email, and after everyone talked about it last week, I signed up and began getting emails hourly, and then a final daily synopsis, no problem, through a Comcast email account. I wonder if it was specific email servers, such as Gmail, Yahoo or Comcast.

Cheers,

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

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From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <PABIRDS...> on behalf of Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 8:20 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert <daily>

This is great news!
Looks like the eBird technical team was able to fix it.

Hope its working for all, now.

Good birding,

Holly Merker
Downingtown, PA

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> wrote:
>
> got my first PARBA today for the first in weeks.
>
> looks like it might be fixed.
>
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert <daily>
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 17:39:16 -0500 (EST)
> From: <ebird-alert...>
>
>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (1 Westmoreland)
> Cackling Goose (2 Bucks)
> Trumpeter Swan (2 Somerset)
> White-winged Scoter (1 Carbon)
> Red-necked Grebe (2 Carbon, 1 Centre)
> American Coot (1 Monroe)
> Black-headed Gull (2 Philadelphia)
> Iceland Gull (1 Bucks)
> Red-throated Loon (1 Bucks)
> Eastern Phoebe (1 Centre, 1 Chester, 1 Montgomery)
> Common Raven (1 Bucks)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 Montgomery)
> Black-capped Chickadee (1 Bucks)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Lebanon)
> Gray Catbird (1 Bucks)
> Brown Thrasher (1 Montgomery)
> Evening Grosbeak (1 Centre, 1 Columbia, 1 Jefferson, 1 Juniata, 1 Northampton)
> Purple Finch (6 Chester)
> Chipping Sparrow (1 Carbon, 1 Monroe, 2 Montgomery)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Montgomery)
> Rusty Blackbird (2 Chester)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (1 Philadelphia)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 Luzerne)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Pennsylvania. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:04 by Steve Manns
> - Gray Goose Pond, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2574035,-79.2615558&ll=40.2574035,-79.2615558
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393453
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 14:30 by Scott Godshall
> - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380131
> - Comments: "Probably more. I was in a hurry and this wasnt the goose I was looking for. Smaller than Canadas, small bill, blocky head."
>
> Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
> - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
> - Comments: "Noticeable smaller than nearby Canada geese and with smaller stubbier bills. Observed with scope."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:57 by Linda Greble
> - Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392245
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
> - Reported Nov 30, 2018 16:22 by Linda Greble
> - Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383107
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (11)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
> - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
> - Comments: "near the dam, found by Rich Rehrig, all black scoter with white crescent around the eye, some birds showing the white wing patch"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:50 by jen lee
> - Bald Eagle SP--Bald Eagle Launch, Centre, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.0188339,-77.6487199&ll=41.0188339,-77.6487199
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379462
> - Comments: "Grebes with longer solid bills. Longer larger birds. Black on top of head. Gray white on cheeks."
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:40 by Rich Rehrig
> - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393303
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing near the Pine Run Boat Launch - Reported yesterday by Mike Schall"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
> - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:25 by Bruce Johnson
> - Weir Lake, Monroe, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9137963,-75.4210675&ll=40.9137963,-75.4210675
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396244
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:30 by Liam Hart
> - John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50399701
> - Comments: "Continuing. Seen well foraging over the water near the double deck observation platform."
>
> Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:44 by Geoff Veith
> - John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50377992
> - Comments: "Continuing bird at known location. Small gull with smudgy patch on head, picking at water surface."
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
> - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Also observed by Ken Rieker and Bob McGarry. Loafing on water with mostly lesser black backed gulls. Similar in size to the lesse black backed gulls."
>
> Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Nov 29, 2018 10:40 by Vicky Mahmoud
> - Nockamixon SP--Fishing Pier, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4562052,-75.2357054&ll=40.4562052,-75.2357054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381104
> - Comments: "Continuing bird."
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> - Comments: "observed in at edge of flooded woods"
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:23 by Stollery & Flood
> - Linfield Basin, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2100958,-75.5899018&ll=40.2100958,-75.5899018
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396543
> - Comments: "Fairly close look at a tail-pumping flycatcher. Immature bird."
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:37 by jen lee
> - PA Centre Dowdy Hole road, Centre, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.978897,-77.7246934&ll=40.978897,-77.7246934
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380047
> - Comments: "With Juncos and Bluebird Along brush row. Characteristic tail thump."
>
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Vicky and Richard Smith
> - Maple Knoll Farms (restricted access), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.31697,-75.0014949&ll=40.31697,-75.0014949
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395913
>
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (11)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 15:50 by Steven Grunwald
> - Heuser/Bob Case Parks, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1136829,-75.3908089&ll=40.1136829,-75.3908089
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381919
> - Comments: "mild temps brought out 11 swallows. Wonder if the birds' strategy is to eat like crazy mild days and conserve energy by hunkering down on the cold days and just hope it doesn't stay cold too long. All birds were obviously at the plant. Likely a high count for the county for the month of December."
>
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 11:05 by Diane Allison
> - Ervin/Randt's Mill, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4458693,-75.1288033&ll=40.4458693,-75.1288033
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396757
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Ted Keen
> - Keen residence, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3846477,-76.3642633&ll=40.3846477,-76.3642633
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392278
> - Comments: "Reddish breast black and white head"
>
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:55 by Seth Ausubel
> - Washington Crossing Historic Park/Delaware Canal SP--Washington Crossing area, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2974642,-74.8764629&ll=40.2974642,-74.8764629
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50394550
> - Comments: "Seeing them frequently. "
>
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> - Comments: "Flew across an open field."
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:32 by Debra Rittelmann
> - 411 Beaver Dam Rd, Spring Mills US-PA (40.8469,-77.5216), Centre, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.846872,-77.521641&ll=40.846872,-77.521641
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393814
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Bathing in a shallow running stream under an invasive red twig dogwood brush."
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:00 by Deb Brackbill
> - 6375 Licking Creek Rd., Juniata, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.5623245,-77.489769&ll=40.5623245,-77.489769
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380778
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 07:30 by Douglas Gross
> - Crow Hill Sanctuary, Columbia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1509025,-76.431865&ll=41.1509025,-76.431865
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383141
> - Comments: "Female plumage. Seen well. Familiar with species. Huge conical bill, yellow, gray plumage with long white mark on wing. Call distinctive chirp like giant House Sparrow. Perched in trees, visited feeder."
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by john and Avis keener
> - Ringgold Feeder, Jefferson, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9953957,-79.1667633&ll=40.9953957,-79.1667633
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393264
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:35 by Adam Miller
> - backyard, Northampton, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7660831,-75.3695342&ll=40.7660831,-75.3695342
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389221
> - Comments: "Heard only. Got home from work and was walking to my front door when I heard its call note about 5 times from high above up in the sky, fading away at the end. Immediately checked some recordings to confirm it was what I thought it was."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 09:53 by Denis Quinn
> - 279 W Ridge Rd, Nottingham US-PA (39.7270,-76.0490), Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.72701,-76.04901&ll=39.72701,-76.04901
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50390106
> - Comments: "Probably same on as earlier total "
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:52 by Michael Gardner
> - C.A.O.S. Head Quarters., Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8666571,-75.9682193&ll=39.8666571,-75.9682193
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50397559
> - Comments: "Female types. Brown streaky bird with whitish eyebrow. "
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:54 by Michael Niven
> - ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393650
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Females with white line above and below the eye. Have pictures and will upload."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:40 by Steve Cottrell
> - Landenberg home sanctuary, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7513804,-75.8018124&ll=39.7513804,-75.8018124
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389227
> - Comments: "At sunflower seed feeder."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:25 by Joe Sebastiani
> - Sharpless Farm (private), Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.85212,-75.77697&ll=39.85212,-75.77697
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389896
> - Comments: "Flyby finches calling "pink" with forked tails."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (8)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:19 by Barry Blust
> - Yard @ 21 Rabbit Run Lane, Glenmoore, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1010292,-75.7309598&ll=40.1010292,-75.7309598
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388122
> - Comments: "Continuing birds. Two males and six female types"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
> - Reported Nov 30, 2018 10:05 by Marcia Clouser
> - Cedar Road trailhead/Cedar Rd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2624469,-75.4597235&ll=40.2624469,-75.4597235
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395575
> - Comments: "Line through eye, streaked crown and back, gray-white below."
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (4)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> - Comments: "Observed in weedy field with field sparrows"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 13:25 by Bruce Johnson
> - MOUNT POCONO YARD, Monroe, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1201492,-75.3608832&ll=41.1201492,-75.3608832
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396166
> - Comments: "feeder"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (3)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:00 by Michael Yoo
> - My house, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.788535,-75.829863&ll=40.788535,-75.829863
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379183
> - Comments: "several at feeders hanging with finches"
>
> Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:52 by Dennis Miranda
> - Price Road ROW, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3548242,-75.4351457&ll=40.3548242,-75.4351457
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50387982
> - Comments: "Smaller, slighter than song sparrow. Faint white eye ring.. Less streaked."
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:01 by Linda Taylor
> - ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393351
> - Comments: "Male in non breeding plumage, Cheslen purple trail, preening in tree near the Brandywine."
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Nov 29, 2018 07:56 by Bel Broadley
> - Exton Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.0405279,-75.602181&ll=40.0405279,-75.602181
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388598
> - Comments: "Pale eye photo id"
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:30 by Patrick McGill
> - Pennypack on the Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.025197,-75.0129318&ll=40.025197,-75.0129318
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380231
> - Comments: "small warbler low in brush along marsh edge. dull olive-yellow overall. Was walking with Linda W and we stopped at the bench by the marsh and both heard a metallic chip and found the Orange-crowned Warbler moving through the weeds/bushes. It moved back out of view and couldn't relocate."
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:08 by Jonathan DeBalko
> - US-PA-Drums - Fredericks Rd, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.003734,-76.050887&ll=41.003734,-76.050887
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50391978
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Heard a chip note which I was almost positive was YRWA, but something sounded a bit different than what I was accustomed to for this species. When I got a visual the bird had a distinctly yellow throat unlike that of Myrtle Warbler. Several documentation photos taken. More photos will be added"
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Date: 12/3/18 5:54 pm
From: Linda Parlee-Chowns <lparleechowns...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
Hooray!! So great to get it back. Thanks again Holly.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 8:20 PM Holly Merker <
<0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> This is great news!
> Looks like the eBird technical team was able to fix it.
>
> Hope it’s working for all, now.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Holly Merker
> Downingtown, PA
>
> > On Dec 3, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
> wrote:
> >
> > got my first PARBA today for the first in weeks.
> >
> > looks like it might be fixed.
> >
> >
> >
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > Subject: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert <daily>
> > Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 17:39:16 -0500 (EST)
> > From: <ebird-alert...>
> >
> >
> >
> > *** Species Summary:
> >
> > Greater White-fronted Goose (1 Westmoreland)
> > Cackling Goose (2 Bucks)
> > Trumpeter Swan (2 Somerset)
> > White-winged Scoter (1 Carbon)
> > Red-necked Grebe (2 Carbon, 1 Centre)
> > American Coot (1 Monroe)
> > Black-headed Gull (2 Philadelphia)
> > Iceland Gull (1 Bucks)
> > Red-throated Loon (1 Bucks)
> > Eastern Phoebe (1 Centre, 1 Chester, 1 Montgomery)
> > Common Raven (1 Bucks)
> > Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 Montgomery)
> > Black-capped Chickadee (1 Bucks)
> > Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Lebanon)
> > Gray Catbird (1 Bucks)
> > Brown Thrasher (1 Montgomery)
> > Evening Grosbeak (1 Centre, 1 Columbia, 1 Jefferson, 1 Juniata, 1
> Northampton)
> > Purple Finch (6 Chester)
> > Chipping Sparrow (1 Carbon, 1 Monroe, 2 Montgomery)
> > Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Montgomery)
> > Rusty Blackbird (2 Chester)
> > Orange-crowned Warbler (1 Philadelphia)
> > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 Luzerne)
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------
> > Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Pennsylvania Rare Bird
> Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Pennsylvania.
> View or unsubscribe to this alert at
> https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546
> > NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
> >
> > Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:04 by Steve Manns
> > - Gray Goose Pond, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2574035,-79.2615558&ll=40.2574035,-79.2615558
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393453
> > - Comments: "Continuing"
> >
> > Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 01, 2018 14:30 by Scott Godshall
> > - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380131
> > - Comments: "Probably more. I was in a hurry and this wasn’t the goose I
> was looking for. Smaller than Canadas, small bill, blocky head."
> >
> > Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (2) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
> > - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
> > - Comments: "Noticeable smaller than nearby Canada geese and with
> smaller stubbier bills. Observed with scope."
> >
> > Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:57 by Linda Greble
> > - Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392245
> > - Comments: "Continuing"
> >
> > Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
> > - Reported Nov 30, 2018 16:22 by Linda Greble
> > - Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383107
> > - Media: 2 Photos
> > - Comments: "Continuing."
> >
> > White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (11)
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
> > - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
> > - Comments: "near the dam, found by Rich Rehrig, all black scoter with
> white crescent around the eye, some birds showing the white wing patch"
> >
> > Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:50 by jen lee
> > - Bald Eagle SP--Bald Eagle Launch, Centre, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.0188339,-77.6487199&ll=41.0188339,-77.6487199
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379462
> > - Comments: "Grebes with longer solid bills. Longer larger birds. Black
> on top of head. Gray white on cheeks."
> >
> > Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:40 by Rich Rehrig
> > - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393303
> > - Media: 2 Photos
> > - Comments: "Continuing near the Pine Run Boat Launch - Reported
> yesterday by Mike Schall"
> >
> > Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
> > - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
> > - Media: 1 Photo
> >
> > American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:25 by Bruce Johnson
> > - Weir Lake, Monroe, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9137963,-75.4210675&ll=40.9137963,-75.4210675
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396244
> > - Media: 1 Photo
> >
> > Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:30 by Liam Hart
> > - John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia,
> Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50399701
> > - Comments: "Continuing. Seen well foraging over the water near the
> double deck observation platform."
> >
> > Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:44 by Geoff Veith
> > - John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia,
> Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50377992
> > - Comments: "Continuing bird at known location. Small gull with smudgy
> patch on head, picking at water surface."
> >
> > Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (2) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
> > - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
> > - Media: 1 Photo
> > - Comments: "Also observed by Ken Rieker and Bob McGarry. Loafing on
> water with mostly lesser black backed gulls. Similar in size to the lesse
> black backed gulls."
> >
> > Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Nov 29, 2018 10:40 by Vicky Mahmoud
> > - Nockamixon SP--Fishing Pier, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4562052,-75.2357054&ll=40.4562052,-75.2357054
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381104
> > - Comments: "Continuing bird."
> >
> > Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> > - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> > - Comments: "observed in at edge of flooded woods"
> >
> > Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:23 by Stollery & Flood
> > - Linfield Basin, Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2100958,-75.5899018&ll=40.2100958,-75.5899018
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396543
> > - Comments: "Fairly close look at a tail-pumping flycatcher. Immature
> bird."
> >
> > Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:37 by jen lee
> > - PA Centre Dowdy Hole road, Centre, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.978897,-77.7246934&ll=40.978897,-77.7246934
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380047
> > - Comments: "With Juncos and Bluebird Along brush row. Characteristic
> tail thump."
> >
> > Common Raven (Corvus corax) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Vicky and Richard Smith
> > - Maple Knoll Farms (restricted access), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.31697,-75.0014949&ll=40.31697,-75.0014949
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395913
> >
> > Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (11)
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 15:50 by Steven Grunwald
> > - Heuser/Bob Case Parks, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1136829,-75.3908089&ll=40.1136829,-75.3908089
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381919
> > - Comments: "mild temps brought out 11 swallows. Wonder if the birds'
> strategy is to eat like crazy mild days and conserve energy by hunkering
> down on the cold days and just hope it doesn't stay cold too long. All
> birds were obviously at the plant. Likely a high count for the county for
> the month of December."
> >
> > Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 11:05 by Diane Allison
> > - Ervin/Randt's Mill, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4458693,-75.1288033&ll=40.4458693,-75.1288033
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396757
> >
> > Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Ted Keen
> > - Keen residence, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3846477,-76.3642633&ll=40.3846477,-76.3642633
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392278
> > - Comments: "Reddish breast black and white head"
> >
> > Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:55 by Seth Ausubel
> > - Washington Crossing Historic Park/Delaware Canal SP--Washington
> Crossing area, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2974642,-74.8764629&ll=40.2974642,-74.8764629
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50394550
> > - Comments: "Seeing them frequently. "
> >
> > Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincen
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=Reported+Dec+03,+2018+08:30+by+Vincen&entry=gmail&source=g>t
> Smith
> > - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> > - Comments: "Flew across an open field."
> >
> > Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:32 by Debra Rittelmann
> > - 411 Beaver Dam Rd, Spring Mills US-PA (40.8469,-77.5216), Centre,
> Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.846872,-77.521641&ll=40.846872,-77.521641
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393814
> > - Media: 5 Photos
> > - Comments: "Bathing in a shallow running stream under an invasive red
> twig dogwood brush."
> >
> > Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (3) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:00 by Deb Brackbill
> > - 6375 Licking Creek Rd., Juniata, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.5623245,-77.489769&ll=40.5623245,-77.489769
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380778
> > - Media: 1 Photo
> >
> > Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 07:30 by Douglas Gross
> > - Crow Hill Sanctuary, Columbia, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1509025,-76.431865&ll=41.1509025,-76.431865
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383141
> > - Comments: "Female plumage. Seen well. Familiar with species. Huge
> conical bill, yellow, gray plumage with long white mark on wing. Call
> distinctive chirp like giant House Sparrow. Perched in trees, visited
> feeder."
> >
> > Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by john and Avis keener
> > - Ringgold Feeder, Jefferson, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9953957,-79.1667633&ll=40.9953957,-79.1667633
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393264
> > - Media: 2 Photos
> >
> > Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:35 by Adam Miller
> > - backyard, Northampton, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7660831,-75.3695342&ll=40.7660831,-75.3695342
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389221
> > - Comments: "Heard only. Got home from work and was walking to my front
> door when I heard its call note about 5 times from high above up in the
> sky, fading away at the end. Immediately checked some recordings to confirm
> it was what I thought it was."
> >
> > Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 09:53 by Denis Quinn
> > - 279 W Ridge Rd, Nottingham US-PA (39.7270,-76.0490), Chester,
> Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.72701,-76.04901&ll=39.72701,-76.04901
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50390106
> > - Comments: "Probably same on as earlier total "
> >
> > Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> > - Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:52 by Michael Gardner
> > - C.A.O.S. Head Quarters., Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8666571,-75.9682193&ll=39.8666571,-75.9682193
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50397559
> > - Comments: "Female types. Brown streaky bird with whitish eyebrow. "
> >
> > Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (3) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:54 by Michael Niven
> > - ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393650
> > - Media: 1 Photo
> > - Comments: "Females with white line above and below the eye. Have
> pictures and will upload."
> >
> > Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:40 by Steve Cottrell
> > - Landenberg home sanctuary, Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7513804,-75.8018124&ll=39.7513804,-75.8018124
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389227
> > - Comments: "At sunflower seed feeder."
> >
> > Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:25 by Joe Sebastiani
> > - Sharpless Farm (private), Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.85212,-75.77697&ll=39.85212,-75.77697
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389896
> > - Comments: "Flyby finches calling "pink" with forked tails."
> >
> > Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (8)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:19 by Barry Blust
> > - Yard @ 21 Rabbit Run Lane, Glenmoore, Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1010292,-75.7309598&ll=40.1010292,-75.7309598
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388122
> > - Comments: "Continuing birds. Two males and six female types"
> >
> > Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
> > - Reported Nov 30, 2018 10:05 by Marcia Clouser
> > - Cedar Road trailhead/Cedar Rd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2624469,-75.4597235&ll=40.2624469,-75.4597235
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395575
> > - Comments: "Line through eye, streaked crown and back, gray-white
> below."
> >
> > Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (4)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> > - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> > - Comments: "Observed in weedy field with field sparrows"
> >
> > Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 13:25 by Bruce Johnson
> > - MOUNT POCONO YARD, Monroe, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1201492,-75.3608832&ll=41.1201492,-75.3608832
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396166
> > - Comments: "feeder"
> >
> > Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (3)
> > - Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:00 by Michael Yoo
> > - My house, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.788535,-75.829863&ll=40.788535,-75.829863
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379183
> > - Comments: "several at feeders hanging with finches"
> >
> > Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:52 by Dennis Miranda
> > - Price Road ROW, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3548242,-75.4351457&ll=40.3548242,-75.4351457
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50387982
> > - Comments: "Smaller, slighter than song sparrow. Faint white eye ring..
> Less streaked."
> >
> > Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:01 by Linda Taylor
> > - ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393351
> > - Comments: "Male in non breeding plumage, Cheslen purple trail,
> preening in tree near the Brandywine."
> >
> > Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Nov 29, 2018 07:56 by Bel Broadley
> > - Exton Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.0405279,-75.602181&ll=40.0405279,-75.602181
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388598
> > - Comments: "Pale eye photo id"
> >
> > Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) (1) CONFIRMED
> > - Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:30 by Patrick McGill
> > - Pennypack on the Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.025197,-75.0129318&ll=40.025197,-75.0129318
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380231
> > - Comments: "small warbler low in brush along marsh edge. dull
> olive-yellow overall. Was walking with Linda W and we stopped at the bench
> by the marsh and both heard a metallic chip and found the Orange-crowned
> Warbler moving through the weeds/bushes. It moved back out of view and
> couldn't relocate."
> >
> > Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
> > - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:08 by Jonathan DeBalko
> > - US-PA-Drums - Fredericks Rd, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
> > - Map:
> http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.003734,-76.050887&ll=41.003734,-76.050887
> > - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50391978
> > - Media: 1 Photo
> > - Comments: "Heard a chip note which I was almost positive was YRWA, but
> something sounded a bit different than what I was accustomed to for this
> species. When I got a visual the bird had a distinctly yellow throat unlike
> that of Myrtle Warbler. Several documentation photos taken. More photos
> will be added"
> >
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Date: 12/3/18 5:20 pm
From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
This is great news!
Looks like the eBird technical team was able to fix it.

Hope it’s working for all, now.

Good birding,

Holly Merker
Downingtown, PA

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> wrote:
>
> got my first PARBA today for the first in weeks.
>
> looks like it might be fixed.
>
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert <daily>
> Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 17:39:16 -0500 (EST)
> From: <ebird-alert...>
>
>
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (1 Westmoreland)
> Cackling Goose (2 Bucks)
> Trumpeter Swan (2 Somerset)
> White-winged Scoter (1 Carbon)
> Red-necked Grebe (2 Carbon, 1 Centre)
> American Coot (1 Monroe)
> Black-headed Gull (2 Philadelphia)
> Iceland Gull (1 Bucks)
> Red-throated Loon (1 Bucks)
> Eastern Phoebe (1 Centre, 1 Chester, 1 Montgomery)
> Common Raven (1 Bucks)
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 Montgomery)
> Black-capped Chickadee (1 Bucks)
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Lebanon)
> Gray Catbird (1 Bucks)
> Brown Thrasher (1 Montgomery)
> Evening Grosbeak (1 Centre, 1 Columbia, 1 Jefferson, 1 Juniata, 1 Northampton)
> Purple Finch (6 Chester)
> Chipping Sparrow (1 Carbon, 1 Monroe, 2 Montgomery)
> Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Montgomery)
> Rusty Blackbird (2 Chester)
> Orange-crowned Warbler (1 Philadelphia)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 Luzerne)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the <daily> Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Pennsylvania. View or unsubscribe to this alert at https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546
> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:04 by Steve Manns
> - Gray Goose Pond, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2574035,-79.2615558&ll=40.2574035,-79.2615558
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393453
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 14:30 by Scott Godshall
> - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380131
> - Comments: "Probably more. I was in a hurry and this wasn’t the goose I was looking for. Smaller than Canadas, small bill, blocky head."
>
> Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
> - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
> - Comments: "Noticeable smaller than nearby Canada geese and with smaller stubbier bills. Observed with scope."
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:57 by Linda Greble
> - Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392245
> - Comments: "Continuing"
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
> - Reported Nov 30, 2018 16:22 by Linda Greble
> - Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383107
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing."
>
> White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (11)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
> - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
> - Comments: "near the dam, found by Rich Rehrig, all black scoter with white crescent around the eye, some birds showing the white wing patch"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:50 by jen lee
> - Bald Eagle SP--Bald Eagle Launch, Centre, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.0188339,-77.6487199&ll=41.0188339,-77.6487199
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379462
> - Comments: "Grebes with longer solid bills. Longer larger birds. Black on top of head. Gray white on cheeks."
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:40 by Rich Rehrig
> - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393303
> - Media: 2 Photos
> - Comments: "Continuing near the Pine Run Boat Launch - Reported yesterday by Mike Schall"
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
> - Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:25 by Bruce Johnson
> - Weir Lake, Monroe, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9137963,-75.4210675&ll=40.9137963,-75.4210675
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396244
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:30 by Liam Hart
> - John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50399701
> - Comments: "Continuing. Seen well foraging over the water near the double deck observation platform."
>
> Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:44 by Geoff Veith
> - John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50377992
> - Comments: "Continuing bird at known location. Small gull with smudgy patch on head, picking at water surface."
>
> Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (2) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
> - Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Also observed by Ken Rieker and Bob McGarry. Loafing on water with mostly lesser black backed gulls. Similar in size to the lesse black backed gulls."
>
> Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Nov 29, 2018 10:40 by Vicky Mahmoud
> - Nockamixon SP--Fishing Pier, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4562052,-75.2357054&ll=40.4562052,-75.2357054
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381104
> - Comments: "Continuing bird."
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> - Comments: "observed in at edge of flooded woods"
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:23 by Stollery & Flood
> - Linfield Basin, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2100958,-75.5899018&ll=40.2100958,-75.5899018
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396543
> - Comments: "Fairly close look at a tail-pumping flycatcher. Immature bird."
>
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:37 by jen lee
> - PA Centre Dowdy Hole road, Centre, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.978897,-77.7246934&ll=40.978897,-77.7246934
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380047
> - Comments: "With Juncos and Bluebird Along brush row. Characteristic tail thump."
>
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Vicky and Richard Smith
> - Maple Knoll Farms (restricted access), Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.31697,-75.0014949&ll=40.31697,-75.0014949
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395913
>
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (11)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 15:50 by Steven Grunwald
> - Heuser/Bob Case Parks, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1136829,-75.3908089&ll=40.1136829,-75.3908089
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381919
> - Comments: "mild temps brought out 11 swallows. Wonder if the birds' strategy is to eat like crazy mild days and conserve energy by hunkering down on the cold days and just hope it doesn't stay cold too long. All birds were obviously at the plant. Likely a high count for the county for the month of December."
>
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 11:05 by Diane Allison
> - Ervin/Randt's Mill, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4458693,-75.1288033&ll=40.4458693,-75.1288033
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396757
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Ted Keen
> - Keen residence, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3846477,-76.3642633&ll=40.3846477,-76.3642633
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392278
> - Comments: "Reddish breast black and white head"
>
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:55 by Seth Ausubel
> - Washington Crossing Historic Park/Delaware Canal SP--Washington Crossing area, Bucks, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2974642,-74.8764629&ll=40.2974642,-74.8764629
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50394550
> - Comments: "Seeing them frequently. "
>
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> - Comments: "Flew across an open field."
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:32 by Debra Rittelmann
> - 411 Beaver Dam Rd, Spring Mills US-PA (40.8469,-77.5216), Centre, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.846872,-77.521641&ll=40.846872,-77.521641
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393814
> - Media: 5 Photos
> - Comments: "Bathing in a shallow running stream under an invasive red twig dogwood brush."
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:00 by Deb Brackbill
> - 6375 Licking Creek Rd., Juniata, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.5623245,-77.489769&ll=40.5623245,-77.489769
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380778
> - Media: 1 Photo
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 07:30 by Douglas Gross
> - Crow Hill Sanctuary, Columbia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1509025,-76.431865&ll=41.1509025,-76.431865
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383141
> - Comments: "Female plumage. Seen well. Familiar with species. Huge conical bill, yellow, gray plumage with long white mark on wing. Call distinctive chirp like giant House Sparrow. Perched in trees, visited feeder."
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by john and Avis keener
> - Ringgold Feeder, Jefferson, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9953957,-79.1667633&ll=40.9953957,-79.1667633
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393264
> - Media: 2 Photos
>
> Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:35 by Adam Miller
> - backyard, Northampton, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7660831,-75.3695342&ll=40.7660831,-75.3695342
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389221
> - Comments: "Heard only. Got home from work and was walking to my front door when I heard its call note about 5 times from high above up in the sky, fading away at the end. Immediately checked some recordings to confirm it was what I thought it was."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 09:53 by Denis Quinn
> - 279 W Ridge Rd, Nottingham US-PA (39.7270,-76.0490), Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.72701,-76.04901&ll=39.72701,-76.04901
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50390106
> - Comments: "Probably same on as earlier total "
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:52 by Michael Gardner
> - C.A.O.S. Head Quarters., Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8666571,-75.9682193&ll=39.8666571,-75.9682193
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50397559
> - Comments: "Female types. Brown streaky bird with whitish eyebrow. "
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (3) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:54 by Michael Niven
> - ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393650
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Females with white line above and below the eye. Have pictures and will upload."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:40 by Steve Cottrell
> - Landenberg home sanctuary, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7513804,-75.8018124&ll=39.7513804,-75.8018124
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389227
> - Comments: "At sunflower seed feeder."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:25 by Joe Sebastiani
> - Sharpless Farm (private), Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.85212,-75.77697&ll=39.85212,-75.77697
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389896
> - Comments: "Flyby finches calling "pink" with forked tails."
>
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (8)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:19 by Barry Blust
> - Yard @ 21 Rabbit Run Lane, Glenmoore, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1010292,-75.7309598&ll=40.1010292,-75.7309598
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388122
> - Comments: "Continuing birds. Two males and six female types"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
> - Reported Nov 30, 2018 10:05 by Marcia Clouser
> - Cedar Road trailhead/Cedar Rd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2624469,-75.4597235&ll=40.2624469,-75.4597235
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395575
> - Comments: "Line through eye, streaked crown and back, gray-white below."
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (4)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
> - Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
> - Comments: "Observed in weedy field with field sparrows"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 13:25 by Bruce Johnson
> - MOUNT POCONO YARD, Monroe, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1201492,-75.3608832&ll=41.1201492,-75.3608832
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396166
> - Comments: "feeder"
>
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (3)
> - Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:00 by Michael Yoo
> - My house, Carbon, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.788535,-75.829863&ll=40.788535,-75.829863
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379183
> - Comments: "several at feeders hanging with finches"
>
> Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:52 by Dennis Miranda
> - Price Road ROW, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3548242,-75.4351457&ll=40.3548242,-75.4351457
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50387982
> - Comments: "Smaller, slighter than song sparrow. Faint white eye ring.. Less streaked."
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:01 by Linda Taylor
> - ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393351
> - Comments: "Male in non breeding plumage, Cheslen purple trail, preening in tree near the Brandywine."
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Nov 29, 2018 07:56 by Bel Broadley
> - Exton Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.0405279,-75.602181&ll=40.0405279,-75.602181
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388598
> - Comments: "Pale eye photo id"
>
> Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) (1) CONFIRMED
> - Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:30 by Patrick McGill
> - Pennypack on the Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.025197,-75.0129318&ll=40.025197,-75.0129318
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380231
> - Comments: "small warbler low in brush along marsh edge. dull olive-yellow overall. Was walking with Linda W and we stopped at the bench by the marsh and both heard a metallic chip and found the Orange-crowned Warbler moving through the weeds/bushes. It moved back out of view and couldn't relocate."
>
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
> - Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:08 by Jonathan DeBalko
> - US-PA-Drums - Fredericks Rd, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
> - Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.003734,-76.050887&ll=41.003734,-76.050887
> - Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50391978
> - Media: 1 Photo
> - Comments: "Heard a chip note which I was almost positive was YRWA, but something sounded a bit different than what I was accustomed to for this species. When I got a visual the bird had a distinctly yellow throat unlike that of Myrtle Warbler. Several documentation photos taken. More photos will be added"
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Date: 12/3/18 3:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (03 Dec 2018) 28 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 03, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 17 17 149
Turkey Vulture 5 5 303
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 1 1 211
Northern Harrier 0 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 0 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 4 10 435
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 2 100
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 0 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15

Total: 28 36 5949
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Joan Renninger

Visitors:
John Yingst


Weather:
Moderate-light NW winds under mostly overcast skies, cold with temps in mid
40's

Raptor Observations:
Ad BE & juv GE @ 11:23

Non-raptor Observations:
5 N Ravens inc one that circled over the owl decoy and had some words for
it.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 12/3/18 3:49 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Re: PSO reports : Where have the chickadees gone?
Actually, in light of this discussion, I have to say that for the last several weeks I was thinking of mentioning how many chickadees I'm seeing here every day.  At any given time there are 5 or 6 coming in together in the front at the same time that I see others in the back feeders or by the kitchen walkway.  I'm also seeing them in the fields even when other species are hard to find. Most of the ones I'm seeing, as is the case every winter, look to be black-capped's with big white marks on their wings.  And if I hear one calling it sounds like a black-capped. However, occasionally I'll see a much drabber looking one, but obviously I'm in the hybrid zone so I can't be sure either way. Whenever anyone asks me if I have black-capped's or Carolinas my answer is always "yes."  
 Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County <davilene...>

On Monday, December 3, 2018 10:04 AM, Deborah Grove <dsg4...> wrote:


It will be interesting to to see what numbers come out of  this year's Christmas Bird Counts.  Of course, these results have to be studied longitudinally over several seasons because of variations due to weather, participants, hours in the field etc.

Nick Bolgiano summarizes the PA CBCs every year in the winter issue of the PSO journal, Pennsylvania Birds.

This is what he wrote this past season:
"Since West Nile Virus (WNV) first appeared in Pennsylvania during 2000, four species have shown similar downward trends in the Pennsylvania CBC: Ruffed Grouse, Great Horned Owl, Black-capped Chickadee, and Tufted Titmouse. WNV has been implicated in the declines of Ruffed Grouse (Stauffer 2017) and Great Horned Owl (Bolgiano 2012). Details will appear in a future article."

Stauffer, G., D. Miller, L. Williams, J. Brown. 2017. Ruffed grouse population declines after introduction of West Nile Virus. J. Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21347

Bolgiano, N.C. 2012. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). Pages 206-207 in Second atlas of breeding birds in Pennsylvania (A.M. Wilson, D.W. Brauning, and R.S. Mulvihill, eds). The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania.

I know that Nick has been analyzing the effect that WNV has had on different species and an article will appear in a future issue.

BTW BCCH numbers seem normal here on Stone Creek Ridge in Huntingdon county and that is from comparison of the numbers that I reported to Project Feederwatch over the past 5 years that we have lived here. 

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Wilson" <awilson.gettysburg...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 9:11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County

Interestingly, eBird data does show low numbers of Carolina Chickadees
since the summer, check out this chart (click the link, then click
"Abundance" tab):

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-PA&spp=carchi&separateYears=true

Same pattern for Maryland, where I live, and I certainly have very few
chickadees in my yard recently.

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-MD&spp=carchi&separateYears=true

I'm sure this sopping wet year has had an effect on some bird populations -
one summer of low nesting success can make a big difference to populations
short-lived species.

Interesting observation, Karen!

Andy Wilson
Gettysburg College

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM Karin Isett <karin.isett...> wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
> their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
> from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling.  Had on average
> 4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
> again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
> counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
> less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
> County, too.
>


--
Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
@AndyWGettysburg <https://twitter.com/AndyWGettysburg?lang=en> on Twitter
--
Deborah Grove



 

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Date: 12/3/18 3:39 pm
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...>
Subject: Barnacle goose Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkil Co.
Sweet Arrow Lake 12/3/18 - Just got an e-mail from a guy who likes to
take pictures around the lake. He said a Barnacle Goose was seen with some
Canada Geese this morning on the lake near the boat access area. He did
send me pictures and it is indeed a Barnacle. Photos have just been
posted to the park website at www.salcpphotos.blogspot.com



Other recent sightings



Common Merganser

Bufflehead

Yellow bellied Sapsucker





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

<nightowl57...>








 

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Date: 12/3/18 3:27 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: PA rare bird alert showed up just now!!
Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
<rook185...>
www.pbase.com/rook185

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

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

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Date: 12/3/18 3:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (03 Dec 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 0 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 1 11733
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kuehl

Observers: Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty,Sr

Visitors:
3 workers from the power line project came to see the view.


Weather:
Cold and a West Wind. Cloudy, with just a bit of blue sky to the north in
the early afternoon before full clouds and some snow flurries.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, Goldfinch, WB Nuthatch and one Mourning Dove trying to look like a
Kestrel.

Predictions:
Cold and snow with a Northwest wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Kuehl (<tjkuehl...>)


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

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Date: 12/3/18 3:18 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Fwd: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert
got my first PARBA today for the first in weeks.

looks like it might be fixed.



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Subject: [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert <daily>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 17:39:16 -0500 (EST)
From: <ebird-alert...>



*** Species Summary:

Greater White-fronted Goose (1 Westmoreland)
Cackling Goose (2 Bucks)
Trumpeter Swan (2 Somerset)
White-winged Scoter (1 Carbon)
Red-necked Grebe (2 Carbon, 1 Centre)
American Coot (1 Monroe)
Black-headed Gull (2 Philadelphia)
Iceland Gull (1 Bucks)
Red-throated Loon (1 Bucks)
Eastern Phoebe (1 Centre, 1 Chester, 1 Montgomery)
Common Raven (1 Bucks)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1 Montgomery)
Black-capped Chickadee (1 Bucks)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1 Lebanon)
Gray Catbird (1 Bucks)
Brown Thrasher (1 Montgomery)
Evening Grosbeak (1 Centre, 1 Columbia, 1 Jefferson, 1 Juniata, 1
Northampton)
Purple Finch (6 Chester)
Chipping Sparrow (1 Carbon, 1 Monroe, 2 Montgomery)
Lincoln's Sparrow (1 Montgomery)
Rusty Blackbird (2 Chester)
Orange-crowned Warbler (1 Philadelphia)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (1 Luzerne)

---------------------------------------------
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Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Pennsylvania.
View or unsubscribe to this alert at
https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:04 by Steve Manns
- Gray Goose Pond, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2574035,-79.2615558&ll=40.2574035,-79.2615558
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393453
- Comments: "Continuing"

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 14:30 by Scott Godshall
- Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380131
- Comments: "Probably more. I was in a hurry and this wasn’t the goose I
was looking for. Smaller than Canadas, small bill, blocky head."

Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
- Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
- Comments: "Noticeable smaller than nearby Canada geese and with
smaller stubbier bills. Observed with scope."

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:57 by Linda Greble
- Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392245
- Comments: "Continuing"

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) (2)
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 16:22 by Linda Greble
- Quemahoning Reservoir, Somerset, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.17061,-78.9569378&ll=40.17061,-78.9569378
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383107
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing."

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) (11)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
- Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
- Comments: "near the dam, found by Rich Rehrig, all black scoter with
white crescent around the eye, some birds showing the white wing patch"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:50 by jen lee
- Bald Eagle SP--Bald Eagle Launch, Centre, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.0188339,-77.6487199&ll=41.0188339,-77.6487199
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379462
- Comments: "Grebes with longer solid bills. Longer larger birds. Black
on top of head. Gray white on cheeks."

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:40 by Rich Rehrig
- Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393303
- Media: 2 Photos
- Comments: "Continuing near the Pine Run Boat Launch - Reported
yesterday by Mike Schall"

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) (2)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 12:15 by Michael Schall
- Beltzville SP, Carbon, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.8618621,-75.6256771&ll=40.8618621,-75.6256771
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383525
- Media: 1 Photo

American Coot (Fulica americana) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:25 by Bruce Johnson
- Weir Lake, Monroe, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9137963,-75.4210675&ll=40.9137963,-75.4210675
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396244
- Media: 1 Photo

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 12:30 by Liam Hart
- John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50399701
- Comments: "Continuing. Seen well foraging over the water near the
double deck observation platform."

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 08:44 by Geoff Veith
- John Heinz NWR--impoundment (Philadelphia Co.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8893501,-75.2601457&ll=39.8893501,-75.2601457
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50377992
- Comments: "Continuing bird at known location. Small gull with smudgy
patch on head, picking at water surface."

Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) (2) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 11:15 by Mark Gallagher
- Peace Valley Park (IBA), Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3261424,-75.1893997&ll=40.3261424,-75.1893997
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379810
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Also observed by Ken Rieker and Bob McGarry. Loafing on
water with mostly lesser black backed gulls. Similar in size to the
lesse black backed gulls."

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 10:40 by Vicky Mahmoud
- Nockamixon SP--Fishing Pier, Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4562052,-75.2357054&ll=40.4562052,-75.2357054
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381104
- Comments: "Continuing bird."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
- Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
- Comments: "observed in at edge of flooded woods"

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:23 by Stollery & Flood
- Linfield Basin, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2100958,-75.5899018&ll=40.2100958,-75.5899018
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396543
- Comments: "Fairly close look at a tail-pumping flycatcher. Immature bird."

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:37 by jen lee
- PA Centre Dowdy Hole road, Centre, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.978897,-77.7246934&ll=40.978897,-77.7246934
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380047
- Comments: "With Juncos and Bluebird Along brush row. Characteristic
tail thump."

Common Raven (Corvus corax) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Vicky and Richard Smith
- Maple Knoll Farms (restricted access), Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.31697,-75.0014949&ll=40.31697,-75.0014949
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395913

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) (11)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 15:50 by Steven Grunwald
- Heuser/Bob Case Parks, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1136829,-75.3908089&ll=40.1136829,-75.3908089
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50381919
- Comments: "mild temps brought out 11 swallows. Wonder if the birds'
strategy is to eat like crazy mild days and conserve energy by hunkering
down on the cold days and just hope it doesn't stay cold too long. All
birds were obviously at the plant. Likely a high count for the county
for the month of December."

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 11:05 by Diane Allison
- Ervin/Randt's Mill, Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.4458693,-75.1288033&ll=40.4458693,-75.1288033
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396757

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by Ted Keen
- Keen residence, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3846477,-76.3642633&ll=40.3846477,-76.3642633
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50392278
- Comments: "Reddish breast black and white head"

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:55 by Seth Ausubel
- Washington Crossing Historic Park/Delaware Canal SP--Washington
Crossing area, Bucks, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2974642,-74.8764629&ll=40.2974642,-74.8764629
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50394550
- Comments: "Seeing them frequently. "

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
- Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
- Comments: "Flew across an open field."

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:32 by Debra Rittelmann
- 411 Beaver Dam Rd, Spring Mills US-PA (40.8469,-77.5216), Centre,
Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.846872,-77.521641&ll=40.846872,-77.521641
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393814
- Media: 5 Photos
- Comments: "Bathing in a shallow running stream under an invasive red
twig dogwood brush."

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 11:00 by Deb Brackbill
- 6375 Licking Creek Rd., Juniata, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.5623245,-77.489769&ll=40.5623245,-77.489769
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380778
- Media: 1 Photo

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 07:30 by Douglas Gross
- Crow Hill Sanctuary, Columbia, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1509025,-76.431865&ll=41.1509025,-76.431865
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50383141
- Comments: "Female plumage. Seen well. Familiar with species. Huge
conical bill, yellow, gray plumage with long white mark on wing. Call
distinctive chirp like giant House Sparrow. Perched in trees, visited
feeder."

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 10:30 by john and Avis keener
- Ringgold Feeder, Jefferson, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.9953957,-79.1667633&ll=40.9953957,-79.1667633
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393264
- Media: 2 Photos

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:35 by Adam Miller
- backyard, Northampton, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7660831,-75.3695342&ll=40.7660831,-75.3695342
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389221
- Comments: "Heard only. Got home from work and was walking to my front
door when I heard its call note about 5 times from high above up in the
sky, fading away at the end. Immediately checked some recordings to
confirm it was what I thought it was."

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (1)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 09:53 by Denis Quinn
- 279 W Ridge Rd, Nottingham US-PA (39.7270,-76.0490), Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.72701,-76.04901&ll=39.72701,-76.04901
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50390106
- Comments: "Probably same on as earlier total "

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:52 by Michael Gardner
- C.A.O.S. Head Quarters., Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8666571,-75.9682193&ll=39.8666571,-75.9682193
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50397559
- Comments: "Female types. Brown streaky bird with whitish eyebrow. "

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (3) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:54 by Michael Niven
- ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393650
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Females with white line above and below the eye. Have
pictures and will upload."

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:40 by Steve Cottrell
- Landenberg home sanctuary, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7513804,-75.8018124&ll=39.7513804,-75.8018124
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389227
- Comments: "At sunflower seed feeder."

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (2)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:25 by Joe Sebastiani
- Sharpless Farm (private), Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.85212,-75.77697&ll=39.85212,-75.77697
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50389896
- Comments: "Flyby finches calling "pink" with forked tails."

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) (8)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 07:19 by Barry Blust
- Yard @ 21 Rabbit Run Lane, Glenmoore, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1010292,-75.7309598&ll=40.1010292,-75.7309598
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388122
- Comments: "Continuing birds. Two males and six female types"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Nov 30, 2018 10:05 by Marcia Clouser
- Cedar Road trailhead/Cedar Rd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.2624469,-75.4597235&ll=40.2624469,-75.4597235
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50395575
- Comments: "Line through eye, streaked crown and back, gray-white below."

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (4)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 08:30 by Vincent Smith
- Gertude to Valley Forge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1151348,-75.4695511&ll=40.1151348,-75.4695511
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50398330
- Comments: "Observed in weedy field with field sparrows"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 13:25 by Bruce Johnson
- MOUNT POCONO YARD, Monroe, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.1201492,-75.3608832&ll=41.1201492,-75.3608832
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50396166
- Comments: "feeder"

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) (3)
- Reported Dec 02, 2018 13:00 by Michael Yoo
- My house, Carbon, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.788535,-75.829863&ll=40.788535,-75.829863
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50379183
- Comments: "several at feeders hanging with finches"

Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 06:52 by Dennis Miranda
- Price Road ROW, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.3548242,-75.4351457&ll=40.3548242,-75.4351457
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50387982
- Comments: "Smaller, slighter than song sparrow. Faint white eye ring..
Less streaked."

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:01 by Linda Taylor
- ChesLen Preserve, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.923916,-75.724318&ll=39.923916,-75.724318
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393351
- Comments: "Male in non breeding plumage, Cheslen purple trail,
preening in tree near the Brandywine."

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Nov 29, 2018 07:56 by Bel Broadley
- Exton Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.0405279,-75.602181&ll=40.0405279,-75.602181
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50388598
- Comments: "Pale eye photo id"

Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) (1) CONFIRMED
- Reported Dec 01, 2018 09:30 by Patrick McGill
- Pennypack on the Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.025197,-75.0129318&ll=40.025197,-75.0129318
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50380231
- Comments: "small warbler low in brush along marsh edge. dull
olive-yellow overall. Was walking with Linda W and we stopped at the
bench by the marsh and both heard a metallic chip and found the
Orange-crowned Warbler moving through the weeds/bushes. It moved back
out of view and couldn't relocate."

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) (Setophaga coronata auduboni) (1)
- Reported Dec 03, 2018 09:08 by Jonathan DeBalko
- US-PA-Drums - Fredericks Rd, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
- Map:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=41.003734,-76.050887&ll=41.003734,-76.050887
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50391978
- Media: 1 Photo
- Comments: "Heard a chip note which I was almost positive was YRWA, but
something sounded a bit different than what I was accustomed to for this
species. When I got a visual the bird had a distinctly yellow throat
unlike that of Myrtle Warbler. Several documentation photos taken. More
photos will be added"

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Date: 12/3/18 1:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (03 Dec 2018) 17 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 57
Turkey Vulture 0 0 547
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 6 6 535
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 5123
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 595
Northern Goshawk 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 202
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 8 8 1641
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 17 18 18141
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Mostly sunny start with thick clouds quickly rolling in by noon. Strong
westerly winds and great visibility. Temps in the 40s.

Raptor Observations:
Lots of local/north flying raptors today including 4 Bald Eagles, 1
Northern Harrier, 2 Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
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Date: 12/3/18 1:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (03 Dec 2018) 22 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 2 70
TV 5 5 1668
OS 0 0 260
BE 4 4 511
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 0 7458
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 0 25
RS 0 0 151
BW 0 0 4653
RT 11 12 2009
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 249
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 0 57
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 0 44

Total: 22 24 18348
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Jeff Thompson, 8


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds with gusty W wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE WB 1:54
BE 4YR 11:46, 1:20
BE UNAGED 1:14

First bird - RT 9:35
Last bird - BE 1:54

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 12/3/18 12:33 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 6 November 2018 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE11.06.18twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON
PACIFIC LOON (Erie County)
RED-NECKED GREBE
SURF SCOTER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
SANDERLING (Erie County)
DUNLIN
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL (Erie County)
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Allegheny County)
NORTHERN SHRIKE (Lawrence County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (Erie County)
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
SAVANNAH SPARROW
SNOW BUNTING
RUSTY BLACKBIRD
EVENING GROSBEAK (Erie and Jefferson Counties)

Contributors: Dave Brooke, Lauren Conkle, Marcy Cunkelman, Karyn Delaney, Mike Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Donna Foyle, Sam Gutherie, Matt Juskowich, Jerry McWilliams, Dan Richards, Steve Sanford, Kim Springer, Jerry Stanley, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 through Tuesday, 6 November 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

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

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NOTE: RUDDY DUCK, SCAUP SP., GREATER YELLOWLEGS, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In the South Hills on 10/31, 5 PINE SISKINS (DF).

On 11/3 in Natrona Heights, PINE SISKIN, PURPLE FINCHES (DB).

In Brentwood through 11/3, 1 RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (DF).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

In Worthington on 10/30, DUNLIN, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS (SG).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 10/26 at Raccoon Creek State Park, 1 DUNLIN; on 10/28, 2 DUNLIN (MVas).


ERIE COUNTY:

This week at Presque Isle State Park, sightings included NORTHERN PINTAIL, SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, 3 SANDERLINGS, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 2-3 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, MERLIN, DUNLIN, PINE SISKINS; on 10/28 and 10/30, RED-THROATED LOON; on 10/31, 1 SNOW BUNTING; on 11/3, 1 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL; on 11/4, 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS; on 11/6, 1 PACIFIC LOON (JM).

On 11/2 in Greene Township, 1 EVENING GROSBEAK (JM).


INDIANA COUNTY:

Through 11/3 in Clarksburg, PURPLE FINCHES (MC).


JEFFERSON COUNTY:

On 11/4 near Reynoldsville, 4 EVENING GROSBEAKS (reported to DR).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 10/30 at the Volant Strips, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (reported to MVas); on 11/2, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE, 28 SANDHILL CRANES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, and others (KD et. al.).

In New Beaver on 11/3, CANVASBACK (MVas).

At Edinburg Lake on 11/3, REDHEAD (MVas).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 10/26 at Shenango Lake, PURPLE FINCH and others (SS).

In Mercer this week, PINE SISKINS (KS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

In Buttermilk Hill on 10/31, 5 PINE SISKINS (JSt).

On 11/2 at Kahle Lake, RED-NECKED GREBE (KD et. al.).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 10/28 in an unspecified location, NORTHERN HARRIER, COMMON RAVEN, BONAPARTE'S GULLS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS (JF et. al.).

In Avella on 11/4, 20+ AMERICAN PIPITS (MJ).

In Washington on 11/5, PINE SISKINS, PURPLE FINCHES (LC).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

On 10/26 at Sewickley Creek Wetlands, 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD; on 11/2, 1 GREAT EGRET (MF).

At Northmoreland Park on 11/3, REDHEADS; on 11/4, GREAT EGRET (MVan).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Date: 12/3/18 10:53 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Red-headed Woodpecker - Buhl Park (Mercer Co)
Nice post Steve, thanks.


I tried putting out suet and peanut butter/cornmeal logs at Homewood Cemetery near Frick Park (Pgh) a couple of winters ago when there was a juv RH, but there was no evidence it took to them.



Jerry Kruth
Pgh





-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 10:24 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Red-headed Woodpecker - Buhl Park (Mercer Co)

There was an adult Red-headed Woodpecker yesterday Dec 2 at Buhl Park
(Hermitage) near shelter 2* where we have been seeing them throughout
the fall. This is the first time I have seen one there in December. Most
years they seem to disappear from about mid-September to April.
See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50368426 for Mimi Hoffmaster's
pictures.
*About 1/4 mile southeast of the Casino
Steve Sanford
Mercer Co


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Date: 12/3/18 10:49 am
From: Mark Johnson <luckybirder...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks - Cameron County
Eight EVGR at our feeders today. It almost reminds me of the big crowds in
the 70's and 80's.

Mark Johnson,
Driftwood
 

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Date: 12/3/18 8:24 am
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird...>
Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker - Buhl Park (Mercer Co)
There was an adult Red-headed Woodpecker yesterday Dec 2 at Buhl Park
(Hermitage) near shelter 2* where we have been seeing them throughout
the fall. This is the first time I have seen one there in December. Most
years they seem to disappear from about mid-September to April.
See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50368426 for Mimi Hoffmaster's
pictures.
 *About 1/4 mile southeast of the Casino
Steve Sanford
Mercer Co


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Date: 12/3/18 7:04 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: PSO reports : Where have the chickadees gone?
It will be interesting to to see what numbers come out of this year's Christmas Bird Counts. Of course, these results have to be studied longitudinally over several seasons because of variations due to weather, participants, hours in the field etc.

Nick Bolgiano summarizes the PA CBCs every year in the winter issue of the PSO journal, Pennsylvania Birds.

This is what he wrote this past season:
"Since West Nile Virus (WNV) first appeared in Pennsylvania during 2000, four species have shown similar downward trends in the Pennsylvania CBC: Ruffed Grouse, Great Horned Owl, Black-capped Chickadee, and Tufted Titmouse. WNV has been implicated in the declines of Ruffed Grouse (Stauffer 2017) and Great Horned Owl (Bolgiano 2012). Details will appear in a future article."

Stauffer, G., D. Miller, L. Williams, J. Brown. 2017. Ruffed grouse population declines after introduction of West Nile Virus. J. Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21347

Bolgiano, N.C. 2012. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). Pages 206-207 in Second atlas of breeding birds in Pennsylvania (A.M. Wilson, D.W. Brauning, and R.S. Mulvihill, eds). The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania.

I know that Nick has been analyzing the effect that WNV has had on different species and an article will appear in a future issue.

BTW BCCH numbers seem normal here on Stone Creek Ridge in Huntingdon county and that is from comparison of the numbers that I reported to Project Feederwatch over the past 5 years that we have lived here.

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Wilson" <awilson.gettysburg...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 9:11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County

Interestingly, eBird data does show low numbers of Carolina Chickadees
since the summer, check out this chart (click the link, then click
"Abundance" tab):

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-PA&spp=carchi&separateYears=true

Same pattern for Maryland, where I live, and I certainly have very few
chickadees in my yard recently.

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-MD&spp=carchi&separateYears=true

I'm sure this sopping wet year has had an effect on some bird populations -
one summer of low nesting success can make a big difference to populations
short-lived species.

Interesting observation, Karen!

Andy Wilson
Gettysburg College

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM Karin Isett <karin.isett...> wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
> their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
> from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
> 4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
> again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
> counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
> less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
> County, too.
>


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Date: 12/3/18 6:42 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported from Erie County, Pa. this past week.  Cackling Goose  up to 3; through the week; Fairview Industrial Park Red-necked Grebe  1; Nov. 29; Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P. (waterbird count) Glaucous Gull  1 adult; Dec. 2; channel, Presque Isle S.P. Northern Shrike  1; Nov. 26; Eaton Reservoir Snowy Owl  1; Dec. 2; Gull Point and Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P.  Northern Saw-whet Owl  1; Dec. 2; pines on Presque Isle S.P.  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/3/18 6:35 am
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
Subject: Where have all the chickadees gone?
Andy, thanks for directing me to ebird. Appears there are most likely a few
possibly reasons for the decline. Glad to have hard evidence of the
population decrease though. Hopefully conditions will become more favorable
for this species in the near future. I miss seeing and hearing this
delightful little bird.
 

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Date: 12/3/18 6:34 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 3, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 3, 2018    

Time:0730 to 0900

Weather: Cloudy, SW to15 mph, waves 4’ to 5’, 40 F.  Light tomoderate rain showers

Comments:  Pretty quiet on the lakefront.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Canvasback  4

Greater Scaup  5

Lesser Scaup  6

Common Goldeneye  7

Red-breastedMerganser  83

Common Loon  2

Horned Grebe  1 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/3/18 6:21 am
From: Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
Sorry I didn’t read this before I sent my last message.

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming County

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 5:22 AM, Laura Jackson <jacksonlaura73...> wrote:
>
> Regarding chickadee decline: here's another hypothesis to consider:
>
> More rain, more mosquitoes, more West Nile Virus (WNV) = fewer chickadees.
> A quick Google search brought up an article on WNV and chickadee decline:
> https://www.iatp.org/news/west-nile-virus-blamed-for-vanishing-chickadees
>
> We know WNV kills corvids, bald eagles, ruffed grouse, and bluebirds....so
> sad.
>
> Laura Jackson
> Bedford Co.
 

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Date: 12/3/18 6:19 am
From: Sandra Goodwin <000000e529effc61-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Where have the Chickadees gone? Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co.
If I remembdr correctly, chckadees were one species which was hit hard with West Nile Virus. With the wet summer we’ve had which produced an overabundance of mosquitos, could this be a possible cause?

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming County

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 5:01 AM, Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> wrote:
>
> Funny you should ask....I've been wondering the same thing. I always had a family of 3 here, all year, in past years. They were around for part of the summer. Breeding here too. In mid summer I noticed them missing and thought they were just not coming to the feeders as I cut back on seed in the warmer months. I have not seen any since. Very strange. I will be on the look out for them now.
>
>
> Lisa Dziuban
 

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Date: 12/3/18 6:12 am
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
Interestingly, eBird data does show low numbers of Carolina Chickadees
since the summer, check out this chart (click the link, then click
"Abundance" tab):

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-PA&spp=carchi&separateYears=true

Same pattern for Maryland, where I live, and I certainly have very few
chickadees in my yard recently.

https://ebird.org/barchart?byr=2014&eyr=2018&bmo=1&emo=12&r=US-MD&spp=carchi&separateYears=true

I'm sure this sopping wet year has had an effect on some bird populations -
one summer of low nesting success can make a big difference to populations
short-lived species.

Interesting observation, Karen!

Andy Wilson
Gettysburg College

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 5:16 PM Karin Isett <karin.isett...> wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
> their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
> from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
> 4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
> again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
> counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
> less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
> County, too.
>


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Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
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Date: 12/3/18 6:05 am
From: Bill Blauvelt <bil.blauvelt...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
I live on the MD - PA border of Somerset Co., Addison, PA. I noticed recently that Carolina Chickadee is now on the Ebird likely list. We used to only get Black-capped. I can not tell them apart by sight, but I can if I hear their call. All the ones I heard in eastern MD when I lived in Baltimore were Carolina. All the ones I heard out Rohe really were Black-capped. Do you know if the migration of Carolinas has moved into western MD and Western PA?
Bill Blauvelt

Sent from my iPad

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 8:13 AM, Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> wrote:
>
> The hybridization frontier has advanced far north of Bucks County — by the late 1990s Carolina gene introgression into black-capped populations was already found well north of the Kittatinny Ridge at Hawk Mountain, and here in Schuylkill County in the past 20 years I’ve seen a complete replacement of phenotypically “black-capped” birds with those that look and sound like pure Carolinas. In-hand measurements for those birds have also shifted from intermediate hybrid types to smaller, more typically Carolina wing and tail lengths.
>
> I’m not sure what’s causing Karin to see fewer Carolinas at her feeders, but I doubt it’s the hybrid wave.
>
> Scott Weidensaul
> Schuylkill Haven, PA
>
>
>> On Dec 2, 2018, at 5:34 PM, Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> wrote:
>>
>> Karen,
>> I dont know where Bucks County sits in relation to the hybridization zone but I believe there is solid evidence showing that the breeding success of hybrid chickadees is significantly less than "pure" birds of either species, and that decreased breeding success I think is also related to the very reason that Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees are maintained as separate species and maintain separate ranges despite the fact that they readily hybridize where their ranges meet. So in theory, there could be "dead zones" of chickadees in and near the hybridization zone, or at least that could be partially responsible for population fluctuations in those areas. Here in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, the hybridization zone consumed the area around my house several years ago but I haven't yet seemed to notice any decrease in the number of chickadees in general. Or it certainly could be a complete coincidence in your case or perhaps a family of Sharp-shinned Hawks has set up shop nearby and is finding their meals at the neighborhood feeders. Who knows. Others on this list should be able to verify or refute my statements about the chickadee hybrids and if I am incorrect please dont hesitate to correct my errors.
>>
>> Good birding,
>> Alan Buriak
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>>
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
>> Date: 12/2/18 5:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
>> To: <PABIRDS...>
>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
>>
>> Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
>> their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
>> from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
>> 4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
>> again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
>> counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
>> less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
>> County, too.
 

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Date: 12/3/18 5:57 am
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
Subject: Where have all the chickadees gone?
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. I am surmising that the
decrease in chickadees at my feeders may be due mostly to the motley band
of House Sparrows who have been dominating the mixed seed feeder lately. I
plan to switch to all black oil sunflower seed and see if that helps.

Happy Birding All!
 

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Date: 12/3/18 5:23 am
From: Laura Jackson <jacksonlaura73...>
Subject: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
Regarding chickadee decline: here's another hypothesis to consider:

More rain, more mosquitoes, more West Nile Virus (WNV) = fewer chickadees.
A quick Google search brought up an article on WNV and chickadee decline:
https://www.iatp.org/news/west-nile-virus-blamed-for-vanishing-chickadees

We know WNV kills corvids, bald eagles, ruffed grouse, and bluebirds....so
sad.

Laura Jackson
Bedford Co.
 

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Date: 12/3/18 5:14 am
From: Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
The hybridization frontier has advanced far north of Bucks County — by the late 1990s Carolina gene introgression into black-capped populations was already found well north of the Kittatinny Ridge at Hawk Mountain, and here in Schuylkill County in the past 20 years I’ve seen a complete replacement of phenotypically “black-capped” birds with those that look and sound like pure Carolinas. In-hand measurements for those birds have also shifted from intermediate hybrid types to smaller, more typically Carolina wing and tail lengths.

I’m not sure what’s causing Karin to see fewer Carolinas at her feeders, but I doubt it’s the hybrid wave.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA


> On Dec 2, 2018, at 5:34 PM, Alan Buriak <a_buriak...> wrote:
>
> Karen,
> I dont know where Bucks County sits in relation to the hybridization zone but I believe there is solid evidence showing that the breeding success of hybrid chickadees is significantly less than "pure" birds of either species, and that decreased breeding success I think is also related to the very reason that Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees are maintained as separate species and maintain separate ranges despite the fact that they readily hybridize where their ranges meet. So in theory, there could be "dead zones" of chickadees in and near the hybridization zone, or at least that could be partially responsible for population fluctuations in those areas. Here in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, the hybridization zone consumed the area around my house several years ago but I haven't yet seemed to notice any decrease in the number of chickadees in general. Or it certainly could be a complete coincidence in your case or perhaps a family of Sharp-shinned Hawks has set up shop nearby and is finding their meals at the neighborhood feeders. Who knows. Others on this list should be able to verify or refute my statements about the chickadee hybrids and if I am incorrect please dont hesitate to correct my errors.
>
> Good birding,
> Alan Buriak
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
> Date: 12/2/18 5:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
>
> Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
> their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
> from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
> 4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
> again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
> counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
> less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
> County, too.
 

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Date: 12/3/18 5:01 am
From: Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...>
Subject: Where have the Chickadees gone? Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co.
Funny you should ask....I've been wondering the same thing. I always had a family of 3 here, all year, in past years. They were around for part of the summer. Breeding here too. In mid summer I noticed them missing and thought they were just not coming to the feeders as I cut back on seed in the warmer months. I have not seen any since. Very strange. I will be on the look out for them now.


Lisa Dziuban
 

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Date: 12/3/18 2:51 am
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (11/25-12/01)
All,
The show this week was increasing numbers of geese and gulls. The species total was 77.

Barnacle Goose 1 11/30-12/1 photo Only seen early morning before 8 AM on 12/1 before it flew off. I am not aware of any sightings since the morning of 12/1. Reply to all to this e-mail if you see it, as many still would like to see it.
Cackling Goose-high report 6 12/1
11 duck species:
2 American Wigeon 11/30

Ring-necked Duck -high report 39 12/1

1 Surf Scoter 11/27 photo

2 Common Goldeneye 11/28

Hooded Merganser-high report 4 12/1

Pied-billed Grebe 11/30-12/1
1 Red-necked Grebe 11/27 photo
Bald Eagle regular
6 gull species:
1 Bonaparte's Gull 11/28 &12/1
Iceland Gull - high report 4 12/1 3 adults & one 1st year

Ring-billed Gull - high report ~300 11/28

Lesser Black-backed Gull -high report 230 11/28
Great Black-backed Gull - high report 10 12/1

Red-shouldered Hawk (imm.) 12/1
2 Common Raven - 11/26

Black-capped Chickadee - high report 2 11/25 - regular at Nature Center feeders now I think

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch 11/25
E. Bluebird - high report ~25 11/25
1 American Pipit 12/1 flyover
Purple Finch - high report 5 11/25


Also, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing, Field Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler



Thanks to all who shared their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 12/2/18 7:49 pm
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Fourth Merlin from my yard, Northampton County
In the dreary weather on Friday, I saw my fourth Merlin from my yard! All of the birds have been seen perched in the same oak snag in my neighbor’s yard. Hope she never has it cut down.
The short story and photos can be seen on my blog at:
http://becard.blogspot.com/2018/12/fourth-merlin-sighting-from-my-yard.html

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: 12/2/18 5:36 pm
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid...>
Subject: Trumpeter Swans, Red-throated Loon, Somerset
Hi All,

A pair of Trumpeter Swans was found at Quemahoning Reservoir in Somerset on
Wednesday and continued there today at the very southern tip of the lake. A
Red-throated Loon was near the north end of the lake today as well.

Checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50372419

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 4:00 pm
From: Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
Chickadees have been normal at my feeders in Adams County, but the last 2 seasons I have noticed a decline in Tufted Titmice.

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On Sunday, December 2, 2018, Karin Isett <karin.isett...> wrote:

Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling.  Had on average
4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
County, too.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 3:53 pm
From: Glenn Wilson <wilson...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
There are at least 5 Black-capped at our feeders in Endicott, NY.

Glenn Wilson
Endicott, NY
www.WilsonsWarbler.com

On Dec 2, 2018, at 5:23 PM, JFoulke <000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request...> wrote:

I've seen 2 at my feeders (Bucks Co. also) so far. I attribute this to the 30+ House sparrows that have taken over my yard. At the Peace Valley feeders on Friday, I didn't see any.Judy FoulkeIvyland, PA


-----Original Message-----
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 5:16 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County

Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
County, too.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 2:34 pm
From: Alan Buriak <a_buriak...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
Karen,
I dont know where Bucks County sits in relation to the hybridization zone but I believe there is solid evidence showing that the breeding success of hybrid chickadees is significantly less than "pure" birds of either species, and that decreased breeding success I think is also related to the very reason that Black-capped and Carolina Chickadees are maintained as separate species and maintain separate ranges despite the fact that they readily hybridize where their ranges meet. So in theory, there could be "dead zones" of chickadees in and near the hybridization zone, or at least that could be partially responsible for population fluctuations in those areas. Here in Gibsonia, Allegheny County, the hybridization zone consumed the area around my house several years ago but I haven't yet seemed to notice any decrease in the number of chickadees in general. Or it certainly could be a complete coincidence in your case or perhaps a family of Sharp-shinned Hawks has set up shop nearby and is finding their meals at the neighborhood feeders. Who knows. Others on this list should be able to verify or refute my statements about the chickadee hybrids and if I am incorrect please dont hesitate to correct my errors.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
Date: 12/2/18 5:16 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County

Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
County, too.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 2:23 pm
From: JFoulke <000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
I've seen 2 at my feeders (Bucks Co. also) so far. I attribute this to the 30+ House sparrows that have taken over my yard. At the Peace Valley feeders on Friday, I didn't see any.Judy FoulkeIvyland, PA


-----Original Message-----
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 5:16 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County

Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling.  Had on average
4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
County, too.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 2:16 pm
From: Karin Isett <karin.isett...>
Subject: Where have the chickadees gone? Bucks County
Has anyone else noticed that there have been less Carolina Chickadees at
their feeders this year? I checked back on my Project Feederwatch counts
from previous years and the numbers seem to be dwindling. Had on average
4-5 on my weekly counts 2014-2015 season, then 2-3 from 2015-2016, less
again for the last 2 counts. Averaged 1-2 per count last season and haven't
counted even one so far this season. I've also noted that there seem to be
less chickadees at my favorite birding hotspot, Peace Valley Park, in Bucks
County, too.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 1:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (02 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 1 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 0 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 1 1 11733
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Kevin Georg

Visitors:
4 Ron Filicki
observor: Kevin Georg



Weather:
9 AM fog & drizzle, visibility 100 yds.
10 AM fog, visibility 100 yds.
11 AM fog clears overhead; valley remained a blanket of fog for the entire
day.
Winds Light and Variable. Temp 3 to 14 degrees C.
Visibility up to 27 km in afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
1 migrating raptor: sharp-shinned hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
crows, ravens.

Predictions:
Mostly Cloudy.
High of 41 degrees.
Wind of the west at 15 mph, gusts to 21 mph.
Rain or snow in late afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 12/2/18 1:36 pm
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...>
Subject: Re: “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
Some Dark-eyed (Slate-colored) Juncos (the subspecies found here in PA) can show white wingbars.  I've had two at my feeders over the years.
Mike FialkovichAllegheny County


-----Original Message-----
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 1:30 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County

My 3 year old granddaughter, Amelia, alerted me to birds on our deck. One junco had a pair of wing bars on each side. There is a race that breeds in the Black Hills area. I just checked out a book named Snowbirds from the F&M University library that I plan to study.When a junco landed on Amelia’s bench, she wanted to “do it in.” I’m afraid that this is a built in instinct in our species. She chases our indoor cat also.Stan Stahl
P.S. I wonder how many western strays end up unobserved here in the east. The westerly winds are unrelenting at this time of the year.

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 12/2/18 1:18 pm
From: Mark Boyd <mrboyd58...>
Subject: Tundra Swan, Lehigh County
This afternoon, there was a single tundra swan on Leaser Lake. I heard it
call a few times, before fishermen in a boat spooked the swan, and it flew
off to the west. Also had a first winter male common goldeneye.

Mark Boyd
Lehigh County
 

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Date: 12/2/18 12:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 Dec 2018) Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 57
Turkey Vulture 0 0 547
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 0 529
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 5122
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 593
Northern Goshawk 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 202
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1633
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 0 1 18124
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Observation start time: 12:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Compiler: Holly Merker

Counters:

Weather:
Rain delayed start of count until 12:45, but dense fog remained all
afternoon leaving visibility less than 100 feet. No raptors recorded.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 Eastern Bluebird
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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

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Date: 12/2/18 11:58 am
From: akleidich <akleidich...>
Subject: Re: “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
I have had several at my feeders over the years. After reading and studying, it turns out that our local variety can have white wing bars. The Dakota birds are larger and have more white in the tail. Mine have not been the Dakota race.  Hopefully your bird.is.


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...> Date: 12/2/18 1:29 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <PABIRDS...> Subject: [PABIRDS] “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
My 3 year old granddaughter, Amelia, alerted me to birds on our deck. One junco had a pair of wing bars on each side. There is a race that breeds in the Black Hills area. I just checked out a book named Snowbirds from the F&M University library that I plan to study.When a junco landed on Amelia’s bench, she wanted to “do it in.” I’m afraid that this is a built in instinct in our species. She chases our indoor cat also.Stan Stahl
P.S. I wonder how many western strays end up unobserved here in the east. The westerly winds are unrelenting at this time of the year.

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 12/2/18 10:30 am
From: Stanley C Stahl <000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: “White-winged Junco,” Lancaster County
My 3 year old granddaughter, Amelia, alerted me to birds on our deck. One junco had a pair of wing bars on each side. There is a race that breeds in the Black Hills area. I just checked out a book named Snowbirds from the F&M University library that I plan to study.When a junco landed on Amelia’s bench, she wanted to “do it in.” I’m afraid that this is a built in instinct in our species. She chases our indoor cat also.Stan Stahl
P.S. I wonder how many western strays end up unobserved here in the east. The westerly winds are unrelenting at this time of the year.

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
 

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Date: 12/2/18 7:28 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Allegheny Co.
This morning I observed the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder at the
home in Robinson Twp.

This is a very late record for the state and the first December ebird
report of this specie in Allegheny

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 12/2/18 7:08 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 2, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 2, 2018    

Time:0725 to 0855

Weather: Variably cloudybecoming mostly clear, S to 15 mph, waves less than a foot, 49 to 52 F. 

Comments:  Not much happening again.  Roger Donn, Dave Wilton, and Shannon Thompsonassisted with the count.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Mallard  7

Northern Pintail  1

Redhead  1

Lesser Scaup  40

Unidentified scaup  6

White-winged Scoter  2

Common Goldeneye  5

Red-breastedMerganser  133

Common Loon  3

Unidentified loon  1

Horned Grebe  8


 
Other birds moving alongor across the lake:


 
Bald Eagle  2

Peregrine Falcon  1

Dark-eyed Junco  1

Snow Bunting  2

Unidentified passerine  1 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 12/1/18 6:03 pm
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5...>
Subject: Common Raven - Clearfield County
When I stepped outside at 1:10 P.M. at my house today, a Common Raven was
calling in flight. It was almost right above me! I love this as a yard bird!


I live on almost 100 acres with different habitats, so that gives me the
opportunity to get a wide variety of yard birds, lol.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois
 

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Date: 12/1/18 5:50 pm
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Common Raven - York County
I had another raven calling from our woods today. Never did see it. Usually there are two of them, but, I never heard a second today. Still no evening grosbeaks though!

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

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

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

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Date: 12/1/18 4:44 pm
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 12/1/2018
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* December 1, 2018
* PAEA1812.01
- Birds mentioned

BLACK SCOTER
RED-THROATED LOON
GLAUCOUS GULL
BARNACLE GOOSE
SURF SCOTER
ICELAND GULL

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: December 1st at 7:00 PM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

The Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 15th. Contact
your group leader from last year or call Rett Oren for information at
484-895-5685.

The Wild Creek / Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December
23rd. Contact your group leader from last year or write Corey Husic for
information at <coreyhusic...> .

The Bethlehem-Easton-Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on
December 29th. Contact your group leader from last year or call Don &
Elaine Mease for information at 610-346-7754. You can also write them at
<measede...> .

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 DEEP CREEK / KNIGHT LAKE area, Montgomery County:
Great Egret – 1 on 12/1 (late date).

Sightings from GIVING POND, Bucks County:
Great Egret – 1 on 12/1 (late date).

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County:
Cackling Geese – 6 on 11/25.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the Tohickon boat launch:
BLACK SCOTERS – 2 on 11/28.
At the fishing pier:
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 from 11/25 to at least 12/1.
At the marina:
GLAUCOUS GULL – 1 on 11/29.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
BARNACLE GOOSE – 1 from 11/30 to at least 12/1.
Cackling Geese – 6 on 12/1
SURF SCOTER – 1 on 11/27
ICELAND GULLS – 1 on 11/28; 2 on 12/1.

A correction on last week’s update: The BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD banded in
Saylorsburg was the 3rd confirmed state record, not the 2nd, and a fourth
record was accepted by PORC through photos. It was last seen on 11/22.

- End transcript
 

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Date: 12/1/18 1:49 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (01 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 132
Turkey Vulture 0 0 298
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 0 210
Northern Harrier 1 1 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 0 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 6 6 431
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 1 99
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 0 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15

Total: 8 8 5921
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Joan Renninger, Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
5 deer hunters and 1 casual observer


Weather:
100% cloudy all day with light SE winds rain beginning at 1:45 pm.
Temperature constant 3 to 4 degrees.

Raptor Observations:
golden eagle (immature) 12:34
No black or turkey vultures seen during entire count period

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 12/1/18 12:28 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Brewer's Duck - Butler Co.
I discovered a drake BREWER'S DUCK this afternoon at Moraine State Parks
Waterfowl Observation Area

Brewer's Duck is a cross between a Gadwall and Mallard

I contacted Martin Carlin and told him about it and he stopped and got some
photos

Photos are in his ebird checklist

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50344477

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 12/1/18 12:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 57
Turkey Vulture 0 0 547
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 0 529
Northern Harrier 0 0 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 5122
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 593
Northern Goshawk 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 202
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1633
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 1 1 18124
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.92 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters:

Weather:
Hazy and heavy overcast with NE to SE winds light, drizzle by 215 pm

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
41 American Robin, 3 common raven
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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

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Date: 12/1/18 10:48 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (01 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 68
TV 0 0 1663
OS 0 0 260
BE 0 0 507
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 0 7458
CH 1 1 588
NG 0 0 25
RS 0 0 151
BW 0 0 4653
RT 1 1 1998
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 249
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 0 57
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 0 44

Total: 2 2 18326
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:15:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove

Visitors:
8


Weather:
100% cloud cover, hazy through the valleys with slight winds out of the
south. Rain starting at around 1:10

Raptor Observations:
FB RT 11:27
LB CH 12:30

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 12/1/18 9:46 am
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid...>
Subject: 3 Cackling Goose, Erie
Hi All,

Patrick Lister and I had 3 Cackling Geese at Fairview Business Park, Erie,
this morning. We didn't see the shrike that has been around.

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.
 

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Date: 12/1/18 9:07 am
From: Linda Parlee-Chowns <lparleechowns...>
Subject: Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
Thank you for this update Holly.
~~Linda Chowns


On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 9:19 AM Pam Holmes <pamholmespa...> wrote:

> Thank you for all your efforts, Holly. I have not received any Pa state
> alerts since November 9th.
> Pam
>
> On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 6:54 AM Holly Merker <
> <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> > Hi PA Birders,
> >
> > I still don’t have an answer to this yet, but the general consensus was
> > that the hourly eBird RBA emails generated by eBird are still being
> > received, just not the daily.
> >
> > While more email volume, you may want to sign up for the hourly if you
> > would like to see the state’s flagged eBird reports. Or, check this link
> > for the statewide report: https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546
> >
> > I will report back once I learn something.
> >
> > Good birding,
> > Holly Merker
> >
> >
> > > On Nov 23, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Holly Merker <
> > <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > A few of us have noticed that we are no longer receiving the “ [eBird
> > Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert” daily report via email.
> > > I’m trying to understand if anyone IS still receiving a daily alert for
> > the Pennsylvania eBird Rare Bird Alert, and if you are not, when it
> stopped?
> > >
> > > Those of us who were receiving this alert are also subscribed to
> > multiple other state eBird Alert RBA in email format, and are STILL
> > receiving all of those. So, it would seem it’s a problem with
> Pennsylvania,
> > specifically.
> > >
> > > Trouble-shooting like unsubscribing, and then resubscribing, has not
> > worked.
> > >
> > > I would like to contact the eBird Team about this, but before I go to
> > them, I’m hoping to gather more information so that we can address the
> > problem more effectively.
> > >
> > > Thanks for any feedback!
> > >
> > > Good birding,
> > >
> > > Holly Merker
> > > eBird Pennsylvania, State Coordinator
> >
>
 

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Date: 12/1/18 6:39 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 1, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 1, 2018    

Time:0725 to 0855

Weather: Cloudy, ENE to5 mph, waves less than a foot, 37 F. 

Comments:  Little activity.  For the first time since I have done thecounts I had duck hunters set up directly in front of me about 500 feetoffshore.  This was not an issue sincenearly all waterfowl are moving well offshore out of shotgun range.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
American Black Duck  2

Canvasback  20 (one flock)

Lesser Scaup  75 (most in one flock)

Unidentified scaup  24

Surf Scoter  2

White-winged Scoter  8 (one flock)

Common Goldeneye  2

Red-breastedMerganser  57

Red-throated Loon  6

Common Loon  7

Unidentified loon  2

Horned Grebe  8 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>   
 

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Date: 12/1/18 6:19 am
From: Pam Holmes <pamholmespa...>
Subject: Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
Thank you for all your efforts, Holly. I have not received any Pa state
alerts since November 9th.
Pam

On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 6:54 AM Holly Merker <
<0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Hi PA Birders,
>
> I still don’t have an answer to this yet, but the general consensus was
> that the hourly eBird RBA emails generated by eBird are still being
> received, just not the daily.
>
> While more email volume, you may want to sign up for the hourly if you
> would like to see the state’s flagged eBird reports. Or, check this link
> for the statewide report: https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546
>
> I will report back once I learn something.
>
> Good birding,
> Holly Merker
>
>
> > On Nov 23, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Holly Merker <
> <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > A few of us have noticed that we are no longer receiving the “ [eBird
> Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert” daily report via email.
> > I’m trying to understand if anyone IS still receiving a daily alert for
> the Pennsylvania eBird Rare Bird Alert, and if you are not, when it stopped?
> >
> > Those of us who were receiving this alert are also subscribed to
> multiple other state eBird Alert RBA in email format, and are STILL
> receiving all of those. So, it would seem it’s a problem with Pennsylvania,
> specifically.
> >
> > Trouble-shooting like unsubscribing, and then resubscribing, has not
> worked.
> >
> > I would like to contact the eBird Team about this, but before I go to
> them, I’m hoping to gather more information so that we can address the
> problem more effectively.
> >
> > Thanks for any feedback!
> >
> > Good birding,
> >
> > Holly Merker
> > eBird Pennsylvania, State Coordinator
>
 

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Date: 12/1/18 5:19 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Nov 2018) 9 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 803 1778
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 1 64 330
Northern Harrier 1 10 33
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 168 977
Cooper's Hawk 1 52 407
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 126 209
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 3 248 415
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 11 341
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 9 1492 8509
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Bob Strahorn, Gerry Teig, Kelley Nunn

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (6): Steve Nuttle, Gerry Teig, Bob Strahorn, Carolyn Holland,
Kelley Nunn
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Showers (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 5,100-2,800 ft., Visibility
- 10-6 miles, Temps 34 - 41F, Winds SE @ 5 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (55) and Turkey Vultures (65).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: THE FINAL DAY for this years fall hawk watch!! I am sad,
but can use a rest. And what have we in store? Ah, rain! Perfectly
appropriate for what we endured this fall.
<BR><BR>
Steve was out and said in response to my probing question in the last blog
that he would want to be a Crow. His reason? They look to him as though
they enjoy flying. And as a Crow, he would spend his winter, in fact all
year, at the local dump. Our psychoanalyst report: You need therapy, my
friend! Jim took a different tact, choosing to tell me the bird he thought
I was rather than following the rules of the game. Typical for Jim. Loon
and Turkey, came up, but my class keeps me rom telling you his final
answer.
<BR><BR>
Raccoon terrorists had been for a visit last night, gnawing thru a strap
and making their way into my feed can. I cant believe they did that.
<BR><BR>
The Common Yellowthroat was frequently evident today. She really enjoys
the water feature [and why not, right?].
<BR><BR>
Kelley was the very last to stop by for the season, still hoping for a
Rough-legged Hawk which never showed up this fall.
<BR><BR>
We identified 45 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk,
Snow Goose, COMMON RAVEN, Common Yellowhroat, Eastern Towhee, American Tree
Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple Finch. Nothing new
for this years hawk watch area species list was seen. [151 species for
the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Snow Goose, COMMON RAVEN, Common Yellowhroat, Eastern Towhee, American Tree
Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple Finch.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): House Mouse.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.77; Steps: 12,077; Floors:
10.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 45; this season: 151
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks irrelevant - IT'S OVER!!!
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 12/1/18 3:54 am
From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: RFI: eBird PA Daily Rare Bird Alerts Received?
Hi PA Birders,

I still don’t have an answer to this yet, but the general consensus was that the hourly eBird RBA emails generated by eBird are still being received, just not the daily.

While more email volume, you may want to sign up for the hourly if you would like to see the state’s flagged eBird reports. Or, check this link for the statewide report: https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35546

I will report back once I learn something.

Good birding,
Holly Merker


> On Nov 23, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> A few of us have noticed that we are no longer receiving the “ [eBird Alert] Pennsylvania Rare Bird Alert” daily report via email.
> I’m trying to understand if anyone IS still receiving a daily alert for the Pennsylvania eBird Rare Bird Alert, and if you are not, when it stopped?
>
> Those of us who were receiving this alert are also subscribed to multiple other state eBird Alert RBA in email format, and are STILL receiving all of those. So, it would seem it’s a problem with Pennsylvania, specifically.
>
> Trouble-shooting like unsubscribing, and then resubscribing, has not worked.
>
> I would like to contact the eBird Team about this, but before I go to them, I’m hoping to gather more information so that we can address the problem more effectively.
>
> Thanks for any feedback!
>
> Good birding,
>
> Holly Merker
> eBird Pennsylvania, State Coordinator
 

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Date: 11/30/18 5:40 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Snow Buntings, Clearfield Co.
This afternoon there was a mixed flock of Snow Buntings and Horned Larks in the fields along Kirk Road near Luthersburg.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 11/30/18 3:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (30 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 9 68
TV 0 186 1663
OS 0 2 260
BE 0 109 507
NH 0 22 150
SS 1 160 7458
CH 0 51 587
NG 0 16 25
RS 0 57 151
BW 0 0 4653
RT 0 700 1997
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 61 249
AK 0 1 294
ML 0 3 118
PG 0 3 57
UA 0 5 17
UB 0 2 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 11
UR 0 6 44

Total: 1 1394 18324
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Slight south winds through the day with 100% cloud cover. Hazy through the
valleys with intermittent drizzle mid to late afternoon. Lows around 3C

Raptor Observations:
FB&LB SS 09:01

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 11/30/18 3:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (30 Nov 2018) Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 46 132
Turkey Vulture 0 53 298
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 45 210
Northern Harrier 0 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 0 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 133 425
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 43 98
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 0 447 5913
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
6 trucks and 15 visiters for vista view.
Mr Tom Yingst visited hawk watch with interesting eagle and wildlife
stories.


Weather:
33-36F, 0-2mph winds out of SW, 100% CLCV with drizzle and light rain all
morning ending at 12:15pm.

Raptor Observations:
N/A

Non-raptor Observations:
Brought seed for the peanut gallery: tufted titmouse, chickadees, white
breasted nuthatches, juncos, goldfinches, cardinals and carolina wrens.

Predictions:
Windy,colder with possible rain/snow
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 11/30/18 2:56 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (30 Nov 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 296 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 0 513 11732
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers:

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Fog and drizzle turned to steady rain. Very low visibility.

Raptor Observations:
0

Non-raptor Observations:
0

Predictions:
AM fog, PM rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder (<avions...>)


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

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Date: 11/30/18 2:41 pm
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Barnacle Goose - Peace Valley Park - Bucks Co. 11/30/2018
All,
A Barnacle Goose was found from the Chapman Rd. bridge about 8 AM and flew off about a half hour or so latter. It was relocated sometime after 2:15 PM from Sailor's Point but then couldn't be found shortly after. It was found again about 3:10 PM from Angler's Pier but flew off to the north about 3:15 PM. At dusk it was back to the east of Sailor's Point. So, it moves around but will likely be there at least in the early morning tomorrow. This is the first one I am aware of at Peace Valley since Jan 2013. Thanks to Mike Fornier for first reporting this bird.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 11/30/18 1:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 0 53 547
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 0 142 529
Northern Harrier 1 23 129
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 164 5122
Cooper's Hawk 0 46 593
Northern Goshawk 0 13 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 83 201
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 662 1633
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 43 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 61
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 1 1298 18123
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Dreary & soggy. Periods of light rain in the morning, and overcast skies in
afternoon. Temps just above freezing. Calm winds.

Raptor Observations:
Immature Northern Goshawk flew right over lookout while on the hunt.

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/30/18 7:16 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 30, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 30, 2018   

Time:0725 to 0925

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, calm lake, 33 F. 

Comments:  Almost no natural movement, only movement wascaused by a couple of boats that lifted birds off the water then they allheaded west.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Canvasback  110

Redhead  2

Lesser Scaup  420

Unidentified scaup  600

Bufflehead  1

Red-breastedMerganser  18

Red-throated Loon  6

Common Loon  8

Horned Grebe  21 Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/30/18 6:23 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Nov 2018) 22 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 803 1778
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 3 63 329
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 167 976
Cooper's Hawk 2 51 406
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 124 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 10 245 412
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 11 341
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 22 1483 8500
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: John Beitler, Tom Zunino

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (4): John Beitler, Tom Zunino, Kathy Zunino
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Mostly Sunny (25% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 35 - 43F, Winds WNW @ 15 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>



Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (66) and Turkey Vultures (60).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-1; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: Very cold again with a cold wind. Still John, was out
helping scan and spotting quite a few late-season buteos moving through.
The female Common Yellowthroat is still here. Im wondering if she will
make it for our CBC?
<BR><BR>
Also here was one of my very favorite people, this time with his wife,
Kathy. I have known Tom Zunino for quite some time. Tom is a neighbor and
regular visitor to the hawk watch. He also is a wine-maker, amateur
rock-hound, a cook - a man of many interests and extremely interesting
himself. [There are damn few of US left, Tom! lol] Tom has always
claimed he was married and going to bring his wife out to Bucktoes hawk
watch, too. Still, I had never met her. It became a joke between us Tom
and his phantom-wife. Suddenly there she was, or so he claimed and in
THIS weather!!?? But knowing Tom, the woman he had in tow was likely his
sister or a stranger he paid to make the appearance.
<BR><BR>
Tom did not arrive empty-handed either. No, that is not Toms way! He had
with him cheese, crackers and wine! Quickly setting up a spread, Tom
spread some crackers and cut the cheese [if you know Tom, you know he does
THAT often!]. He also sliced the cheese with a knife and spread it out
with the crackers. [gotcha Tom youve bee blogged, Buddy!] The crackers
were quickly blown away by this inhospitable wind. Tom then uncorked his
wine that he had just bottled a Barbera Wine. The grapes were from Lodi
California and vintage 2017 so it was a young wine. It was aged 10 months
in a Hungarian oak barrel. It was a medium bodied wine that was fruit
forward with intense raspberry and cherry flavors followed by a
well-rounded finish. The wine was well structured and has good aging
potential. Do I sound pretentious? Like I know what Im talking about?
What, you thought I was simply a talented outdoor barista? OK, these were
Toms words. But Tom, you forgot to mention it had a delicate bouquet.
The wine was spectacular, Tom!
<BR><BR>
Tom discussed an exciting fishing trip he has coming up to Chili, where he
will be doing a bit of birding, too. Talk also ranged to our planned
fossil trip to the canal in Delaware. Then Tom mentioned the sausage he
makes, offering to make some for us in our outdoor kitchen and treat us all
to that when we kickoff the spring hawk watch. Say no more, Tom were
doing it!! A grand opening picnic/bonfire to our new spring hawk watch on
March 2. Which of your wines goes with your sausage? I know, surprise us!

<BR><BR>
It was so very nice spending time with you Tom, and meeting yourwell,
your.. ut,em... wife. [sister] I cant wait until spring now. Take
care in Chili.
<BR><BR>
Did I mention it was COLD out??
<BR><BR>
We identified 40 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Common
Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, and Purple Finch.
Nothing new for this years hawk watch area species list was seen. [151
species for the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, and Purple
Finch.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 2.04; Steps: 4,644; Floors: 5.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 40; this season: 151
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like the final day will be a bit of a washout with
rain in the afternoon - a perfect ending to what has been miserable weather
this fall
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/29/18 3:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (29 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 11 46 132
Turkey Vulture 0 53 298
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 3 45 210
Northern Harrier 0 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 0 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 6 133 425
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 43 98
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 20 447 5913
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
2 hunters


Weather:
A mix of sun and clouds with a NW wind of 8-15 mph. Temperature range of
30-34. Visibility good.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE @ 12.25 (2) Adult BE @ 12:30
Counter watched territorial protection by local BE.
1st, as 2 migrating BE approached, 2 local BE came upon and harassed
migrating eagles. 2nd, as 7 BV approached watch area, 3 adult BE charged
and scattered BV. BV later rejoined and continued migration. The local BE
were not counted.

Local RT made several approaches to the watch area

Non-raptor Observations:
Early morning flock of at least 50 juncos

Predictions:
Slight chance of showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 11/29/18 3:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (29 Nov 2018) 38 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 3 9 68
TV 1 186 1663
OS 0 2 260
BE 3 109 507
NH 0 22 150
SS 2 159 7457
CH 1 51 587
NG 0 16 25
RS 1 56 150
BW 0 0 4653
RT 23 700 1997
RL 0 0 0
GE 4 61 249
AK 0 1 294
ML 0 3 118
PG 0 3 57
UA 0 5 17
UB 0 2 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 11
UR 0 6 44

Total: 38 1392 18322
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Joe Kelly, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella,
Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Ed and Mary Franco, Tom and Patrice, 6


Weather:
Cloudy then mostly sunny with gusty NW winds decreasing in the
afternoon.Temperatures around -3C to 4C through mid-day.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 8:51
BE WB 10;30
BE JUV 1:03
GE SUB 2:44
GE AD 8:37, 8:38, 2:59

First bird - GE 8:37
Last bird - RT 3:31

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 11/29/18 2:21 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (29 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 1 296 1067
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 1 513 11732
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Heavy cloud cover becoming blue skies with sun around 2 PM.
Temp -7 C to -3 C.
Haze, visibility 17 km.
Light wind out of the WNW.

NOTE: Road past cemetery and hawk watch lane both have very little snow on
them, less than 1 inch generally.
Any vehicle should be able to navigate the conditions.

Raptor Observations:
1 mmigrant- red-tailed hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
1 downy woodpecker.
7 white-tailed deer at watch site grazing on grass.

Predictions:
AM rain and afternoon fog.
High of 42 degrees F.
Wind light and Variable.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 11/29/18 1:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Nov 2018) 54 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 1 53 547
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 8 142 529
Northern Harrier 0 22 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 164 5122
Cooper's Hawk 0 46 593
Northern Goshawk 1 13 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 83 201
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 35 662 1633
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 2 43 140
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 61
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 54 1297 18122
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: Paul Heveran

Weather:
Variable cloudiness with overcast skies the last two hours, NW winds 4-12
mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
60 tundra swans, 3 snow buntings, 28 horned larks
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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

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Date: 11/29/18 12:41 pm
From: Glenn Koppel <macatilly...>
Subject: Possible Pacific Loon, Mercer
I have a report of a possible Pacific Loon at Launch 2 at Lake Wilhelm in Mercer county.

Glenn Koppel
<macatilly...>
 

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Date: 11/29/18 9:28 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 29, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 29, 2018   

Time:0725 to 0925

Weather: Cloudy, lightsouth wind, waves one to two feet, temp. 28 F. A few light snow flakes

Comments:  There was a light movement of westbound Canvasbacksand Red-breasted Mergansers.  Highlightwas a Red-necked Grebe flying west.


 

 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Canvasback  160

Redhead  20

Greater Scaup  3

Lesser Scaup  32

Surf Scoter  4

White-winged Scoter  2

Black Scoter  3

Common Goldeneye  18

Common Merganser  1

Red-breastedMerganser  1275

Common Loon  6

Horned Grebe  8

RED-NECKED GREBE  1  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/29/18 8:11 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Please remove - please cancel
Information on unsubscribing can be found here.

https://pabirds.org/index.php/birding/pabirds-listserve

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonita A. Portzline" <bonitapo...>
To: "PABIRDS" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:44:59 AM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Please remove - please cancel

Please remove my name and email address.

thanks much,
Bonita A. Portzline
<bonitapo...>
--
Deborah Grove
 

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Date: 11/29/18 7:57 am
From: Jim Smith <0000005d8e72d899-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pine Siskens -Lanc. Co.
Just finished watching a flock of 35-40 Pine Siskins feeding on ground food in my back yard here at Holtwood.
Jim Smith
 

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Date: 11/29/18 7:46 am
From: Bonita A. Portzline <bonitapo...>
Subject: Please remove - please cancel
Please remove my name and email address.

thanks much,
Bonita A. Portzline
<bonitapo...>
 

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Date: 11/29/18 2:15 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Nov 2018) 22 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 803 1778
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 1 60 326
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 166 975
Cooper's Hawk 0 49 404
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 118 201
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 11 235 402
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 11 341
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 22 1461 8478
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig, Howard Campbell, Kelley Nunn

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (6): Howard Campbell, Gerry Teig, Sue McLaughlin, Kelley Nunn, Jim
Balint
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Partly Sunny (70% cloud cover), Ceiling - 12,900-10,600 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 36 - 42F, Winds West @ 20 - 25 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (45) and Turkey Vultures (55).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-1
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: The windy, cold conditions continue today. Howard was out
with a gift of some seed, and a bagel for me! Howard doesnt need to be
told that gifts of food and drink are not only permitted, but are to be
encouraged here at Bucktoe. The wind was so strong it even blew my new
laptop off the table, where it thankfully landed undamaged on the ground.
It got so miserable out here today, that I turned my van towards the
northwest and got in with the heat on; a method of hawk watching I espouse
on such a day. Thats where Kelley caught me
<BR><BR>
We identified 36 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Eastern Towhee,
White-crowned Sparrow, and Purple Finch. Nothing new for this years hawk
watch area species list was seen. [151 species for the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Eastern Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, and Purple Finch. <BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 2.3; Steps: 4,333; Floors: 31.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 36; this season: 151
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks pretty good with some clouds and a bit less winds
rom the northwest.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/28/18 3:30 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Greater Scaup, Long-tailed Ducks, Clearfield Co.
This morning there was a flock of Long-tailed ducks on the DuBois Reservoir. Treasure Lake hosted two Greater Scaup and several Canvasbacks.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 11/28/18 1:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Nov 2018) 12 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 0 52 546
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 7 134 521
Northern Harrier 0 22 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 160 5118
Cooper's Hawk 0 46 593
Northern Goshawk 0 12 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 80 198
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 627 1598
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 1 41 138
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 61
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 12 1243 18068
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Compiler: Holly Merker, Jesse Amesbury

Counters: Holly Merker

Weather:
Raw, wintry conditions with temps barely above freezing, snow flurries,
sustained wind from the WNW around 18mph, and overcast skies.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/28/18 1:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (28 Nov 2018) 18 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 65
TV 0 185 1662
OS 0 2 260
BE 7 106 504
NH 1 22 150
SS 1 157 7455
CH 0 50 586
NG 0 16 25
RS 0 55 149
BW 0 0 4653
RT 7 677 1974
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 57 245
AK 0 1 294
ML 0 3 118
PG 0 3 57
UA 0 5 17
UB 1 2 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 11
UR 0 6 44

Total: 18 1354 18284
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Gene Wagner, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Jeff Thompson, 3


Weather:
Overcast with snow flurries in the morning. Strong gusty NW winds subsiding
late.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 8:46, 11:55, 11:57, 11:59(3), 1:10
GE AD 11:01

First bird - BE 8:46
Last bird - RT 2:35

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 11/28/18 1:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (28 Nov 2018) Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 35 121
Turkey Vulture 0 53 298
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 42 207
Northern Harrier 0 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 0 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 127 419
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 43 98
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 0 427 5893
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
3 visitors and 2 hunters


Weather:
Snow showers started the day with temps in the low 30's that didn't rise
much through the day. Near 100% cloud cover. Winds strong with frequent
gusts over 40 MPH.

Raptor Observations:
No migrating raptors for the day including any of the local vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few ravens dealt with the massive wind gusts.

Predictions:
Slightly warmer temps and decreasing winds will make for a great late
season day on the mountain. Sun is predicted!
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 11/28/18 1:16 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 1 34 150
NH 0 8 53
SS 0 23 891
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 1 243 686
RL 0 1 1
GE 1 74 202
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24

Total: 3 452 5743
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

Weather:
Very strong wind, WNW, sustained probably 25 mph. 100 % cloud cover. ~27F

Raptor Observations:
AD GE 1030
AD BE 1105

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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Date: 11/28/18 1:14 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 28, 2018
Location: Sunset Point, Presque Isle State Park Date: November 28, 2018    Time: 0730 to 0900 Weather: Cloudy, W to 35 mph, waves 5 to 6 feet, temp. 30 F.  Occasional snow squalls reducing visibility to less than ¼ mile at times. Comments: Almost nothing moving, even between snow events.   Waterbirds recorded:   Lesser Scaup  1 Common Goldeneye  4Red-breasted Merganser  66  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/28/18 11:36 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Allegheny County - Mt Lebanon ravens
Hi All,

Driving past Cochran Nissan on West Liberty Avenue, on the edge of Mt. Lebanon and Dormont, I saw a large black bird chasing a LARGER black bird! Raven, close to the road. It flew back behind the church there, and I saw 2 ravens soaring around together a block from WL Ave. Love it!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA
 

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Date: 11/28/18 9:35 am
From: Cindy Dunn <cadunn.444...>
Subject: Re: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
Ok. I am away now but will be home by 5.



Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 28, 2018, at 7:23 AM, Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> wrote:
>
> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
> Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 772 1747
> Osprey 0 0 198
> Bald Eagle 0 56 322
> Northern Harrier 0 9 32
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 161 970
> Cooper's Hawk 0 49 404
> Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 112 195
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 213 380
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 2 4
> American Kestrel 0 11 341
> Merlin 0 7 41
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
> Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
>
> Total: 0 1393 8410
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:00:00
> Observation end time: 15:00:00
> Total observation time: 6 hours
>
> Official Counter: Larry Lewis
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY’S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
> CREEK PRESERVE
> <BR><BR>
> Visitors (1): Just me out here today in the rain.
> <BR><BR>
> Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
> <BR><BR>
>
>
>
> Weather:
> <BR><BR>
> Weather:
> Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 4,700-1,100 ft., Visibility -
> 8-5 miles, Temps 44 - 50F, Winds SE @ 10 - 15 mph.
> <BR><BR>
>
>
> Raptor Observations:
> ----“Raptors” seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-tailed Hawk, and
> Turkey Vultures (1).
> <BR><BR>
>
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> ----“BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG” (BBB) - (Comments on the events & “feel” of the day
> – read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
> wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
> Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
> discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isn’t brain
> surgery. Trust me, I know about that. I’ve already been “dead” once (it’s
> overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
> ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
> <BR><BR>
> TODAY’S ‘BBB:’ A hard, steady rain is all I got today. No people, a
> single Red-tailed Hawk and Turkey Vulture with nothing better to do.
> Another horrible day, like so many have been this fall. I huddled under
> the pavilion and in my van against the deluge, alone with my thoughts. A
> scary thing…
> <BR><BR>
> We identified a whopping 25 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds
> included, I don’t know, White-crowned Sparrow? Nothing new for this year’s
> “hawk watch area” species list was seen. [151 species for the season]
> <BR><BR>
> ---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
> support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
> support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
> for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
> <BR><BR>
> ----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
> <BR><BR>
> White-crowned Sparrow
> <BR><BR>
> ----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
> Amphibians (0). Mammals (0).
> <BR><BR>
> ----EBNT’s “Walk with Nature” ™ Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
> This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
> to “bulk up.” Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
> all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you’ve been here, then you know that I
> pace endlessly….) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my “Walk with
> Nature” program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
> totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
> certainly welcome to take it easy….I simply choose not to, affording me a
> panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
> “Walk with Nature!” ™ Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
> for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: .46; Steps: 841; Floors: 2.
> <BR><BR>
> ----“SEASON’S BIRD SPECIES LIST” – we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
> but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
> to time (about once a week), to let you know what else we’re seeing here at
> the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
> (very rough, best “guestimate,” – searching for Hawks must remain our
> primary focus) for totals of each species seen for “The Watch” year.
> <BR><BR>
> TOTAL SPECIES – Identified from watch site: today: 25; this season: 15
> <BR><BR>
> NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR’S “WATCH SPECIES LIST (0):” none.
> <BR><BR>
>
>
> Predictions:
> Tomorrow’s flight looks cold and windy with winds strongly from the west.
> <BR><BR>
> Come join us, folks! We’re here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
> Rain or shine.
> This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
> be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
> will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
> of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
> The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
> CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
> <earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.
>
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=710
>
> Site Description:
> High open meadow near Red Clay Creek
>
> Directions to site:
> From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):
>
> Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
> onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
> left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
> across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
> make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
> gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
> on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.
 

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Date: 11/28/18 9:30 am
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185...>
Subject: Chipping Sparrow- York County
Had an adult chipping sparrow here at the house today. Not totally out of the norm but eBird marks it as rare. I have seen them in winter occasionally over the years but not every year.

Still no grosbeaks. 😕

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

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/28/18 8:13 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 28, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 28, 2018   

Time:0730 to 0900

Weather: Cloudy, W to 35mph, waves 5 to 6 feet, temp. 30 F. Occasional snow squalls reducing visibility to less than ¼ mile attimes.

Comments: Almost nothingmoving, even between snow events.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Lesser Scaup  1

Common Goldeneye  4

Red-breasted Merganser  66  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/28/18 4:45 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (27 Nov 2018) 46 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 26 798 1773
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 3 59 325
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 163 972
Cooper's Hawk 0 49 404
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 116 199
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 11 224 391
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 11 341
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 46 1439 8456
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (2): Kathleen Pileggi
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Sunny - Partly Sunny (10-70% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000-18,200 ft.,
Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 37 - 44F, Winds WNW @ 15 - 25 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and Turkey Vultures (78).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-3
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: A birding emergency developed last night with the
discovery of a SAYS PHOEBE at Black Rock Sanctuary in Phoenixville I
believe a second county record. But will I have time to get up there for
an attempt to see it before I have to be at the hawk watch? I contacted
Kathleen and we went up to try for the bird early, but not nearly early
enough as it turned out. The bird had been seen on the 25th, not coming to
light, at least for me, until a day later. Needless to say, we did not
find the bird. BUT we did see two Bluebirds that we would not have seen
otherwise. So, we had THAT going for us, which is nice. Yeah, right!
<BR><BR>
On the way back to Bucktoe, we stopped briefly at Marsh Creek Lake, seeing
15 Ruddy Ducks. Arriving at the Hawk Watch, I found not much going on
today; the wind was brisk - the birding, not so much.
<BR><BR>
We identified 38 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Eastern
Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, and Purple Finch. Nothing new for this
years hawk watch area species list was seen today. [151 species for
the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Ring-billed Gull, Eastern Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, and Purple Finch.

<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 2.95; Steps: 6,601; Floors: 29.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 38; this season: 151
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a typical fall day with strong northwest winds
and plenty of background clouds.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/28/18 4:26 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 772 1747
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 0 56 322
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 161 970
Cooper's Hawk 0 49 404
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 112 195
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 0 213 380
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 11 341
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 0 1393 8410
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (1): Just me out here today in the rain.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 4,700-1,100 ft., Visibility -
8-5 miles, Temps 44 - 50F, Winds SE @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


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


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: A hard, steady rain is all I got today. No people, a
single Red-tailed Hawk and Turkey Vulture with nothing better to do.
Another horrible day, like so many have been this fall. I huddled under
the pavilion and in my van against the deluge, alone with my thoughts. A
scary thing
<BR><BR>
We identified a whopping 25 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds
included, I dont know, White-crowned Sparrow? Nothing new for this years
hawk watch area species list was seen. [151 species for the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
White-crowned Sparrow
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: .46; Steps: 841; Floors: 2.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 25; this season: 15
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks cold and windy with winds strongly from the west.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/28/18 4:11 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (25 Nov 2018) 29 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 8 772 1747
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 9 56 322
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 161 970
Cooper's Hawk 1 49 404
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 112 195
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 4 213 380
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 2 11 341
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 29 1393 8410
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Daniel Noznisky, Don Manuel, Kathleen Pileggi, Sue Manuel

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (21): Daniel Noznisky, Fran DeMillion, Mike Gardner, Julie
Engiles, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Colleen DelMonte, Beth Bradley, John Bradley,
Julianne Herrera, Lana Glass, David Brown, Gay Whieldon, Charlotte Fiske,
Jim Balint, Maryann Ricca, Don & Sue Manuel, Ken Reynolds, Sue McLaughlin,
Kathleen Pileggi
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Partly Sunny (50% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 43 - 55F, Winds NW @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and Turkey Vultures (62).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-2; 2 yr.-1; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-6
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: Today began with our final bird walk for the season at
Bucktoe. 14 people were out after last nights downpour. Highlights of our
hike included Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, COMMON RAVEN, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit
Thrush, Common Yellowthroat, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Fox
Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple Finch, among the 44
species we identified. A COMMON RAVEN flew directly overhead, while
calling; full-partial credit to the find going to Mike. Dave, the counter
at Ashland was along today, and once again demonstrated in person why
Ashland finds so few birds of note. Better get that vision checked, Dave!
[lol gotcha, my friend! Now, back to the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon
Line with thee]
<BR><BR>
A couple of visitors from Ohio stopped at the watch today. They were on
their way to Bombay Hook. It was nice to have them along.
<BR><BR>
OBSERVERS, Don and Sue were out; Sue properly equipped [finally] with a new
pair of Zeiss binoculars a retirement/birthday gift from husband, Don [of
Manuel Coffee fame]. I got to share in the gift by video taken by their
daughter and forwarded to me - sharing in her surprise, her excitement, as
well as getting to write a congratulatory letter given with the gift; and
now today, in their first use. I love you guys! That aside, it was great
trepidation [fearing blogging] that Don just now mentioned that he thought
he saw a bat flying near our parking area. Dont fear a blogging, Don. It
washes off! Besides, I looked and there was indeed a bat flying there a
Big Brown Bat.
<BR><BR>
We identified 47 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, American
Kestrel, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, COMMON RAVEN, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit
Thrush, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned
Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple Finch. Nothing new for this years hawk
watch area species list was seen. [151 species for the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, COMMON RAVEN, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Common
Yellowthroat, Eastern Towhee, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine
Siskin, and Purple Finch.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Eastern Comma. Dragonflies
(0). Reptiles & Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): Big Brown Bat.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 7.02; Steps: 16,453; Floors:
15.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 47; this season: 151
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a washout
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/27/18 4:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (27 Nov 2018) 34 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 6 65
TV 0 185 1662
OS 0 2 260
BE 8 99 497
NH 0 21 149
SS 0 156 7454
CH 2 50 586
NG 0 16 25
RS 0 55 149
BW 0 0 4653
RT 18 670 1967
RL 0 0 0
GE 5 56 244
AK 0 1 294
ML 0 3 118
PG 0 3 57
UA 0 5 17
UB 0 1 9
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 11
UR 0 6 44

Total: 34 1336 18266
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Joe Kelly

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella

Weather:
NW winds at 10-15 mph, with predominantly 100% cloud cover throughout most
of the day. Temperatures around 34F.

Raptor Observations:
FB RT 7:58
LB CH 12:45

BE AD 10:55
BE WB 8:53, 9:07
BE 4th 9:10, 9:20, 9:32
BE JUV 9:10, 11:26
GE AD 8:08, 10:10, 10:20
GE SUB 11:01
GE U 10:15

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 11/27/18 3:45 pm
From: Herbert Flavell <herb1013...>
Subject: Re: Allegheny Front (27 Nov 2018) Raptors
We had a first ever in our yard today. An Evening Grosbeak. Herb Flavell

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Hawkcount.Org Reports
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:42 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Allegheny Front (27 Nov 2018) Raptors

Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 295 1066
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 0 512 11731
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(No count conducted today)



Weather:
No Counter - Cold with strong west winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/27/18 3:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (27 Nov 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 295 1066
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 0 512 11731
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
No Counter - Cold with strong west winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/27/18 2:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 4 33 149
NH 0 8 53
SS 0 23 891
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 6 242 685
RL 0 1 1
GE 10 73 201
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24

Total: 20 449 5740
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Wind W 15-25 mph, sky cloudy, temp 26-28F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 846 Ad, Juv, 1430 Ad, 1540 Imm
GE: 857 Ad, 900 Ad, 1015 Imm, 1022 Ad, 1031 Ad, 1042 Ad, 1050 Ad, 1202 Ad,
1350 Ad, 1516 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-8, Ring-billed Gull-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 11/27/18 2:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (27 Nov 2018) 9 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 35 121
Turkey Vulture 0 53 298
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 4 42 207
Northern Harrier 0 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 0 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 3 127 419
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 2 43 98
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 9 427 5893
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney

Visitors:
Hunters-3; Gap Humvee with 5


Weather:
100% cloud cover with moderate to strong winds gusting to 30 MPH. Temps in
the mid to high 30's.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. Ad.-9:02;10:07;12:52;1:09 G.E.Juv.-11:13; Ad.-2:24

Non-raptor Observations:
Amazingly low passes over the hawk watch by A-10's. Was fearing for the
safety of the owl decoy on the owl pole.

Predictions:
Similar conditions with possibility of more sun. Higher gusty winds
anticipated.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 11/27/18 1:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 1 52 546
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 9 127 514
Northern Harrier 0 22 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 160 5118
Cooper's Hawk 0 46 593
Northern Goshawk 0 12 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 80 198
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 12 623 1594
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 1 40 137
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 61
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 25 1231 18056
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Sun peaked through in early morning, but otherwise very overcast skies,
with a brisk WNW wind. Temps hovered around freezing.

Raptor Observations:
Imm. Peregrine Falcon dove at owl.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Common Merganser
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Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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

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Date: 11/27/18 1:21 pm
From: Bob Schutsky <info...>
Subject: Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count: Sunday, 16 December
Dear PABirders,

The 43rd Annual Southern Lancaster County Christmas Bird Count (Solanco
CBC) is scheduled for Sunday, 16 December. We average slightly more
than 100 species each year, which is often the highest number seen on
any CBC in all of Pennsylvania.

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help with the Solanco
CBC, for part or all of the day. Birders of any level of expertise and
interest are welcome, as are people that have bird feeders. The count
area is a circle 15 miles in diameter, centered on the Robert Fulton
Birthplace south of Quarryville. It includes Muddy Run Reservoir,
Susquehannock State Park, eight miles of the Susquehanna River, most of
Octoraro Lake, and several smaller parks. Towns within the count circle
include Quarryville, New Providence, Holtwood, Peach Bottom, Drumore,
Little Britain, and Kirkwood. The count circle is quite rural, with
lots of great habitat. It lies mostly within southern Lancaster County,
and extends into small segments of York County, Chester County, and
Cecil County.

Please contact me if you wish to volunteer or have questions about the
CBC. We can determine if you live within the count circle if you wish
to watch birds at your feeders. My contact information is:

Bob Schutsky
Bird Treks
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA 17563-4008
E-MAIL <info...>
VOICE 717-548-3303 (10am to 6pm)
TEXT 717-572-0771

I hope that you will join us for the Solanco CBC. I feel certain that
you will enjoy the experience!

Take care,
BOB
 

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Date: 11/27/18 9:59 am
From: Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee <porcbirds...>
Subject: PORC Updates to the Official State List
PA Birders,

The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee (PORC) has recently
accepted records for new species to be added to the Official List of the
Birds of Pennsylvania.

The official state list now stands at 432 species with these recent
additions.

The two recent additions that were accepted unanimously as "Class I- P"
records (diagnostic photographs), were:

*Varied Bunting*, Allegheny County, attending feeders hosted by the Cain
family in early May, 2018 - images of that bird can be seen here:
https://ebird.org/media/catalog?hotspotCode=L7361442&date.yearRange=YALL&taxonCode=varbun&mediaType=Photo&sort=rating_rank_desc

*Rock Wren*, Montgomery County, discovered at Dixon Meadow Preserve in
early October 2018, by Ben Dziedzic - images of that bird can be seen here:
https://ebird.org/media/catalog?hotspotCode=L3041917&date.yearRange=YALL&taxonCode=rocwre&mediaType=Photo&sort=rating_rank_desc

To read the most recent publication of the "Official List", go here:
https://pabirds.org/records/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PORC2018-annotated-list.pdf

To see the "recent additions" page, go here:
https://pabirds.org/records/index.php/most-recent-additions-to-the-state-list/

For more information on your Pennsylvania bird records committee, please
visit our website: http://pabirds.org/records/
--
The Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee
http://pabirds.org/records/
State Review List: https://pabirds.org/records/index.php/review-list/
 

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Date: 11/27/18 7:51 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 27, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 27, 2018   

Time:0720 to 0920

Weather: Cloudy, W to 25mph, waves 4 to 5 feet, temp. 33 F.

Comments:   A few scaupand Red-breasted Mergansers were moving west the first 30 minutes of daylight,but not much after that.


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Greater Scaup  20

Lesser Scaup  210

Unidentified scaup  188

White-winged Scoter  2

Surf/Black scoter  1

Common Goldeneye  8

Bufflehead  4

Red-breastedMerganser  330

Red-throated Loon  9

Common Loon  1

Unidentified loon  3

Horned Grebe  1


 
Other bird over thelake:


 
Bald Eagle  1  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/26/18 6:10 pm
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rusty Blackbird, Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
 I did a double take on a blackbird today.  Those female Red-winged Blackbirds sometimes "get" me but this one didn't have streaks.  Then I thought it might be a Brown Headed Cowbird, but the size & coloring just weren't right.   The rusty highlights and light eye brow lead me to think it could be a Rusty Blackbird.  The bird looked very much like the Non breeding male on Allaboutbirds.org guide. I took photos and sent to a friend to confirm what I suspected before reporting here.  It's a first for me!
It was foraging by the forsythia.  I hope it returns tomorrow so I can get better photos.
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
 

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Date: 11/26/18 5:23 pm
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango Co.
1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK near Rt 38, a few miles north of Kahle Lake

Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 11/26/18 4:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 32 118
Turkey Vulture 2 50 295
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 2 36 201
Northern Harrier 1 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 4 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 2 120 412
Rough-legged Hawk 3 3 3
Golden Eagle 8 38 93
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 34
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 25 402 5868
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
5 vehicles for vista view with 10 people and 4 hunters.


Weather:
26F, 2-5mph winds out of SSW, 1% rimb cloud coverage.

Raptor Observations:
3AdGE@11:49, 12:03, 12:27, 12:46, 2:07
jvGE@11:49 AdBE@12:03 jvBE@2:21
3 Lt Ph Rough-Legged hawks, Ad male @11:57, 2Ad M&F @2:00
4 N goshawk, 2 juv, 2 ad M&F

Non-raptor Observations:
Juncos, white breasted nuthatches, tufted titmouse, chickadees,
goldfinches, waxwings and downy woodpeckers

Predictions:
Possible rain/sleet, windy, very cold
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 11/26/18 11:21 am
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Pine Siskins, Clearfield Co.
This afternoon there were eleven Pine Siskins at my parent's bird feeder in Clear Run.  Dan Richards  Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 11/26/18 11:18 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 295 1066
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 0 512 11731
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(No count conducted today)



Weather:
all day rain

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 11/26/18 10:27 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Nov 2018) Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 0 51 545
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 0 118 505
Northern Harrier 0 22 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 160 5118
Cooper's Hawk 0 46 593
Northern Goshawk 0 12 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 79 197
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 611 1582
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 39 136
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 60
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 0 1206 18031
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 09:30:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Dense fog to begin, followed by heavy rain at 9:30 putting an end to the
count.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/26/18 7:54 am
From: Peter Robinson <pabirder...>
Subject: Volunteer Needed To Take Over As The Lists Report Compiler For The PA Birds Magazine
10:50 am


Someone else needs to come forward to take over compiling the annual Lists Report for the PA Birds magazine if it is to continue.

I'm thinking that the 20 years that I have done it is long enough.

If you might be interested please contact me by E-mail, and include a phone number, so that we can discuss what is involved.


Peter Robinson
Hanover, York County, PA
<pabirder...>
 

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Date: 11/26/18 7:10 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 26, 2018
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 26, 2018   

Time:0725 to 0925

Weather: Cloudy, ESE to5 mph, waves two feet, temp. 43 F. Light to moderate rain showers.

Comments:  Couldn’t believe it could be slower thanyesterday, but it was.  Roger Donn andRuss States assisted with the count.


 

 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Lesser Scaup  80 (one flock)

Unidentified scaup  25 (two flocks)

White-winged Scoter  3

Long-tailed Duck  1

Common Goldeneye  4

Red-breasted Merganser  52  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/26/18 4:36 am
From: A. Liebner <000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Field Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co.
We have a nice selection of Sparrows:  A Field Sparrow & an American Tree Sparrow joined the White-throated Sp, White-crowned, Song Sp. on Sun. Nov. 25th.Other visitors:  Pine Siskin, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Purple Finch, DE Junco, Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied WP., House Finch, Song Sp., Blue Jay, M. Dove, Tufted Titmouse, Chickadee, E. Starling.Sharp-shinned & Coopers hawks swoop the feeders.Great Horned Owl has been calling for the past few weeks.
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp., Schuylkill County
 

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Date: 11/26/18 4:02 am
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Snow Goose North Park Allegheny County
The Adult White Morph Snow Goose I found yesterday at North Park Gold Star Mother Wetlands Continues this Morning if anyone is interested.

Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 11/25/18 8:18 pm
From: <tgswoods...> <tgswoods...>
Subject: Snow Buntings Wayne Co.
I was delighted to see six Snow Buntings today and yesterday on S. Preston Rd. near Lakewood, N. Wayne Co.Trudy GerlachBradford <Cotgswoods...>
 

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Date: 11/25/18 4:54 pm
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County birds of note
The following birds of note were reported from Erie County, Pa. this past week.  Cackling Goose  1; Nov. 19; Fairview Industrial Park Northern Saw-whet Owl  1; Nov. 22; pines on Presque Isle S.P. Likely Rufous Hummingbird female  1; continues to at least Nov. 21; Harborcreek Northern Shrike  1; Nov. 19 to at least Nov. 25; Fairview Industrial Park Common Redpoll  1; Nov. 18; ranger station feeder at Presque Isle S.P.  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/25/18 3:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (25 Nov 2018) 16 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 35 121
Turkey Vulture 3 53 298
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 2 38 203
Northern Harrier 0 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 0 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 4 124 416
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 3 41 96
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 16 418 5884
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis, Joan Renninger

Visitors:
18


Weather:
Light NW wind under 65% cover of mostly high thin cirrus clouds, ground fog
& haze through the AM, clearer in the Pm. Nice for late Nov temps 42-54.

Raptor Observations:
unaged GE @12:24(distant), 2 juv GE @ 2:20&2:33,
2 juv BE @2:50&3:43. The last 4 eagles were low and close, providing great
looks. Also a great look at a Peregrine Falcon that came in at the owl
decoy that thrilled some first time visitors

Non-raptor Observations:
17 N ravens, a Red bat in fly-by

Predictions:
rain likely
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 11/25/18 3:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (25 Nov 2018) 5 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 5 64
TV 0 185 1662
OS 0 2 260
BE 2 91 489
NH 0 21 149
SS 1 156 7454
CH 0 48 584
NG 0 16 25
RS 0 55 149
BW 0 0 4653
RT 2 652 1949
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 51 239
AK 0 1 294
ML 0 3 118
PG 0 3 57
UA 0 5 17
UB 0 1 9
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 11
UR 0 6 44

Total: 5 1302 18232
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers: Gene Wagner, Jonathan Stein

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Mostly cloudy until mid afternoon with a light WSW wind all day

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 2:21
BE WB 2:44

First bird SS 10:17
Last bird BE 2:44

Non-raptor Observations:
GBHE, PISI
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 11/25/18 1:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Nov 2018) 42 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 0 51 545
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 10 118 505
Northern Harrier 2 22 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 160 5118
Cooper's Hawk 4 46 593
Northern Goshawk 0 12 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 79 197
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 24 611 1582
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 39 136
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 60
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 42 1206 18031
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.83 hours

Compiler: Doug Wood

Counters: Jesse Amesbury, Jon Levin

Weather:
Morning clouds becoming sunny as day progressed. Winds steady out of the NW
all day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/25/18 1:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (25 Nov 2018) 2 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 2 295 1066
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 2 512 11731
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dave Poder

Visitors:
2 - Dick Akers, Mark Lucas of Exton, Pa.


Weather:
Partly sunny.
Winds from west, 10 mph in AM becoming 6 mph in PM.
Temp 5 to 8 degrees C.
Visibility 3 km increasing to 17 km.
AM fog in east becoming haze in afternoon.


Raptor Observations:
2 migrating raptors- 2 red-tailed hawks
also 2 local nonmigrating red-tailed hawks


Non-raptor Observations:
revens, crows, northern cardinal, downy woodpecker, black-capped chicadee

Predictions:
Rain changing to snow.
Due to forecast there will be no counter at the hawkwatch on Monday.
The hawkwatch will be closed.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 11/25/18 1:28 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (25 Nov 2018) Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 34 200
Turkey Vulture 0 90 859
Osprey 0 1 335
Bald Eagle 0 49 389
Northern Harrier 0 15 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 103 3479
Cooper's Hawk 0 20 360
Northern Goshawk 0 2 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 45 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4281
Red-tailed Hawk 0 351 1282
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 27 122
American Kestrel 0 0 167
Merlin 0 7 78
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 72
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 243

Total: 0 761 12105
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers:

Weather:
Visibility 15 miles. Temps 43-44F. Wind 0-2 NW. Cloud Cover 80%.

Raptor Observations:
None.

Non-raptor Observations:
This is my last Sunday as the lead counter for the Fall Bake Oven Knob Hawk
Count. Ive led the Sunday count for the last 18 years, enjoying every
minute of it. The fellow hawk counters have been great company and the
migrating raptors were both beautiful and thrilling. Alas, time changes
things. A violent fall, flat on my back at the north lookout, on the first
day of this season reminded me of the time. Stiff knees and slippery rocks
remind me of the next pending fall. Its time. Thank you all.
REH


Predictions:
Today was the last day of the 2018 Fall Bake Oven Knob Hawk Count.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=399
 

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Date: 11/25/18 12:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 29 145
NH 0 8 53
SS 1 23 891
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 236 679
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 63 191
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24

Total: 1 429 5720
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

Weather:
Light west wind, mostly cloudy, valley fog. 5C

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436
 

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Date: 11/25/18 12:52 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: 3 Bald Eagles Allegheny River near Freeport
A male and female adult Bald Eagle along with a sub-adult were on the River
Forest side of the Allegheny River near Freeport. I was watching a group of
at least 33 Common Mergansers when the male flew over them, causing them to
swim faster. The Eagle wasn’t interested in them.
Harrison Hills County Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Nov 25, 2018 9:03 AM - 12:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.405 mile(s)
20 species (+1 other taxa)

Common Merganser 33 In Allegheny river near River Forest inlet -
viewed from Red Trail
Mourning Dove 4
Bald Eagle 3 In trees across the Allegheny river at River Forest inlet
- viewed from Red Trail
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 5
Cedar Waxwing 39
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 9
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50206535

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

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

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Date: 11/25/18 10:21 am
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Snow Goose Allegheny County
There is currently a Adult White Morph Snow Goose at North Park Lake Gold Star Mothers Wetlands Area with 25 Canada and 3 Mallards.

Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
 

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Date: 11/25/18 8:57 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Snow Goose - Allegheny Co.
This morning there is a Snow Goose present at Janoski's Farm

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 11/25/18 7:06 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 25, 2018
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: November 25, 2018   

Time:0720 to 0920

Weather: Cloudy, W to 5mph, waves 1one foot, temp. 45 F. Light fog on the lake the first hour

Comments:  Slowest day so far this season. 


 
Waterbirds recorded:


 
Gadwall  1

Lesser Scaup  22 (one flock)

Unidentified scaup  5 (one flock)

White-winged Scoter  5 (one flock)

Long-tailed Duck  1

Red-breastedMerganser  72 (two flocks)

Common Loon  1

Horned Grebe  3  Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, <Pa.jerrymcw...>
 

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Date: 11/25/18 5:57 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Ross's Geese, Northampton County
While taking out the dog, I was rewarded by the low fly-over of two ROSS’S GEESE among a flock of about 200 Snows nicely lit by the morning sun.
A quick stop at the Nazareth Quarry on Friday revealed about 20,000 Snow Geese that had moved in during the week, so there’s probably a few Ross’s there in among them.

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: 11/25/18 3:44 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 764 1739
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 1 47 313
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 159 968
Cooper's Hawk 2 48 403
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 109 192
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 2 209 376
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 1 9 339
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 14 1364 8381
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Elana Saxton, Julianne Herrera, Fran DeMillion, Tom Brokaw
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 2,800-1,400 ft., Visibility -
10-5 miles, Temps 32 - 45F, Winds ESE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (29) and Turkey Vultures (51).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-0
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: The final week of this Falls Hawk Watch at Bucktoe began
with a visit from our Common Yellowthroat. Yeah, and its to be a rainy
beginning to the last week. To keep warm I hiked the meadow, finding
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Winter
Wren, and Eastern Towhee, while a flock of Snow Geese flew over.
<BR><BR>
Dave texted from Ashland with news that he too, was getting not much today,
but just had an Osprey and a GOLDEN EAGLE [DB]! Sadly, I missed those two.

<BR><BR>
We identified 48 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, American
Kestrel, Snow Goose, Belted Kingfisher, Common Yellowthroat, Golden-crowned
Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Eastern
Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple Finch. New for this
years hawk watch area species list was Winter Wren. [151 species for
the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Snow Goose, Belted Kingfisher, Common Yellowthroat, Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Eastern Towhee,
White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple Finch.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (1): Eastern Cottontail.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 3.99; Steps: 8,596; Floors: 25.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 48; this season: 151
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Winter
Wren.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks good with background clouds and strong northwest
winds.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/24/18 7:42 pm
From: Meredith Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
There was an unusual visitor to one of my suet feeders on Saturday, a Cape May Warbler. Not a bird I expected to see in late November!

One of the photos: https://flic.kr/p/PnXAY2


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


Good birding,

-Meredith Lombard
 

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Date: 11/24/18 6:28 pm
From: August Mirabella <00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) Bucks Co. (11/18 - 11/24)
All,


The species total was 70.
Snow Goose -high report 20 11/18
2 Cackling Geese-11/19
8 duck species:
2 Long-tailed Ducks 11/22 (photo)

Common Merganser-high count 40 11/24

Wild Turkey-high report 13 11/18
1 imm. Spotted Sandpiper continued to at least 11/19

4 gull species
Lesser Black-backed Gull - high report 77 11/19

1 Common Loon 11/19

Bald Eagles are regular
Black-capped Chickadee -high count 4 11/21

Brown Creeper-high report 5 11/21
E. Bluebird - high report 8 11/18
Cedar Waxwing - high report 25 11/21
Purple Finch - high report 9 11/22
7 sparrow species:

Fox Sparrow-high report 6 11/18 at Bird Blind

Swamp Sparrow-high report 10 11/21

E. Towhee -high report 2 11/21

1 Baltimore Oriole on Habitat Trail near Chapman Rd.(photo)
Also, Belted Kingfisher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Winter Wren, Golden-crowned & Ruby-crowned Kinglets, & Yellow-rumped Warbler


Thanks to all who reported their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA
 

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Date: 11/24/18 2:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (24 Nov 2018) Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 34 200
Turkey Vulture 0 90 859
Osprey 0 1 335
Bald Eagle 0 49 389
Northern Harrier 0 15 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 103 3479
Cooper's Hawk 0 20 360
Northern Goshawk 0 2 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 45 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4281
Red-tailed Hawk 0 351 1282
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 27 122
American Kestrel 0 0 167
Merlin 0 7 78
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 72
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 243

Total: 0 761 12105
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Ron Kline

Observers:

Weather:
Visibility was poor at the start and got worse. After a couple of hours of
the knob being fogged in I gave up. Temperature varied from a low of 31 at
0900 and a high of 36 at 1300. The wind was 2-4 mph and from the NE and
NNE. Cloud cover was 100% the entire time.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny with a high of 50.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=399
 

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Date: 11/24/18 1:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (24 Nov 2018) Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 32 118
Turkey Vulture 0 50 295
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 36 201
Northern Harrier 0 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 0 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 120 412
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 38 93
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 34
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 0 402 5868
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 10:30:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
0


Weather:
100% cloud cover with light variable winds from NW to SE with temperature
at -2 from clear to very hazy (100yrds visibility) and light rain

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 11/24/18 12:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (24 Nov 2018) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 0 48 1180
CH 0 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 293 1064
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 0 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 0 510 11729
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Freezing rain then rain

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/24/18 10:40 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 57
Turkey Vulture 0 51 545
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 338
Bald Eagle 0 108 495
Northern Harrier 1 20 126
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 158 5116
Cooper's Hawk 0 42 589
Northern Goshawk 0 12 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 79 197
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 587 1558
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 39 136
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 17 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 60
Unknown Falcon 0 1 22
Unknown Raptor 0 2 34

Total: 1 1164 17989
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 12:45:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Compiler: Holly Merker

Counters:

Weather:
Overcast and hazy with low visibility, ESE and E winds 8-12 mph. Fog moved
in around noon dropping visibility to 0.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/24/18 8:34 am
From: Douglas Filler <d.filler...>
Subject: Re: Silver Lake in Bucks CO.
That should be 5 Participants..8 miles
-----Original Message-----
From: Douglas Filler <d.filler...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sat, Nov 24, 2018 11:28 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Silver Lake in Bucks CO.

The following were seen on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa. 
Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Nov 24, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: TravelingParticipants: 50.8 mile(s)
27 species

Great Egret 2 Canada Goose  350
Mallard  8
Hooded Merganser  10
Mourning Dove  4
Ring-billed Gull  6
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  4
American Robin  6
European Starling  4
American Goldfinch  17
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50176059

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

Doug Filler Levittown PA.
 

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Date: 11/24/18 8:28 am
From: Douglas Filler <d.filler...>
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks CO.
The following were seen on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa. 
Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Nov 24, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: TravelingParticipants: 50.8 mile(s)
27 species

Great Egret 2 Canada Goose  350
Mallard  8
Hooded Merganser  10
Mourning Dove  4
Ring-billed Gull  6
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  4
American Robin  6
European Starling  4
American Goldfinch  17
White-throated Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50176059

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

Doug Filler Levittown PA.
 

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Date: 11/24/18 2:56 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 760 1735
Osprey 0 0 198
Bald Eagle 3 46 312
Northern Harrier 0 9 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 155 964
Cooper's Hawk 2 46 401
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 109 192
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3764
Red-tailed Hawk 5 207 374
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 8 338
Merlin 0 7 41
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 14 1350 8367
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Daniel Noznisky, George McMonigle, Gerry Teig

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (16): Lea Gummey [plus group of 11 from TLC], Daniel Noznisky,
George McMonigle, Gerry Teig
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
<BR><BR>
Weather:
Sunny (10% cloud cover), Ceiling - 25,200-30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 14 - 33F, Winds NE-S @ 5 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (32) and Turkey Vultures (59).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: The day at Bucktoe started at 14 degrees. FOURTEEN!!
This is going to be a rough one. Our invasion of northern finches - Pine
Siskins and Purple Finches [thus far] - has slowed to a trickle of calling
flyovers each day. I suspect theyre roaming even further south, but we
will still have some..
<BR><BR>
Our friends at TLC were out with a hardy group this frigid day. Daniel was
too, with bird seed. A COMMON RAVEN soared over, riding ever higher on
whatever thermals there were. Amazingly, our very late [wintering?]
female Common Yellowthroat is still here! She eventually found her way to
our water feature, drinking and bathing in the little open water there,
while thrilling us.
<BR><BR>
We identified 43 species at Bucktoe today. Better birds included Bald
Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Ring-billed
Gull, COMMON RAVEN, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern
Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Purple
Finch. Nothing new for this years hawk watch area species list was
seen. [150 species for the season]
<BR><BR>
---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
<BR><BR>
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
<BR><BR>
Ring-billed Gull, COMMON RAVEN, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Common Yellowthroat,
Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and
Purple Finch.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (0).
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.06; Steps: 11,612; Floors:
10.
<BR><BR>
----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.
<BR><BR>
TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 43; this season: 150
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like mostly another washout with rain beginning
about midday.
<BR><BR>
Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
<earlybirdtours...> with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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

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Date: 11/23/18 6:49 pm
From: Walter Shaffer <wdshaffer...>
Subject: Long-billed Dowitcher Crawford Co.
HI,
Today at about 11:30am, Dana and I observed a Long-billed Dowitcher inthe first small pond off Rt 285 in the Miller's pond area. This pond is close to the road, so we had great views. 
At Conneaut Harbor in Conneaut, Ohio, we observed about 50 SnowBuntings.The gate to the sandspit is closed. I assume for the winter.
At Presque Isle in Erie Co. we observed a Pine Siskin at a feeder at the park office and a huge number of duck hunters.
Regards,
Walt and Dana ShafferPittsburgh,PA
 

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Date: 11/23/18 6:12 pm
From: Sandy Lockerman <000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Allen's hummingbird-Dauphin Co
PABirders,

I had the pleasure of banding an adult female Allen's hummingbird in
northern Harrisburg, Dauphin Co. today. The bird has been visiting their
feeder since early October. Unfortunately, no visitors are permitted.

Sandy Lockerman

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co.
 

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Date: 11/23/18 5:37 pm
From: Dan Richards <drichards7...>
Subject: Resilient Bald Eagles, Clearfield Co.
For the second time in as many years, a tree supporting a northwest Clearfield County Bald Eagle nest fell over due to excessively wet and windy conditions. Fortunately over the past two weeks, the eagles responded by quickly rebuilding a new nest in an adjacent tree. The birds successfully fledged two eaglets this year; hopefully, the tree that they selected this time will be able to tolerate the weight of their nest. Dan Richards Treasure Lake
 

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Date: 11/23/18 5:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (23 Nov 2018) 24 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 5 64
TV 0 185 1662
OS 0 2 260
BE 0 89 487
NH 0 21 149
SS 1 155 7453
CH 0 48 584
NG 1 16 25
RS 1 55 149
BW 0 0 4653
RT 18 650 1947
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 51 239
AK 0 1 294
ML 0 3 118
PG 0 3 57
UA 0 5 17
UB 1 1 9
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 1 11
UR 1 6 44

Total: 24 1297 18227
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gary LaBelle, Gene Wagner, Pat Freed,
Ron Freed

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Sunny with south winds throughout the day. Temperatures around -5C.. Clear
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - RT 11:40
Last bird - RT 3:40

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck (<oklahomaiba...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=439
 

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Date: 11/23/18 4:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (23 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 4 40 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 4 8 222
NH 0 6 36
SS 4 48 1180
CH 1 18 144
NG 0 3 4
RS 0 10 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 19 293 1064
RL 0 0 0
GE 8 71 194
AK 0 4 75
ML 1 1 28
PG 0 3 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 4 73

Total: 41 510 11729
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers: Bob Stewart, Dave Poder, Gene & Nancy Flament, Janet Kuehl,
Mike Wolfe, Randy Flament, Tom Kuehl

Visitors:
about 20 visitors. (David & Melissa Rohm)
helping spot: Tom & Janet Kuehl, Bob Stewart, Joe Sabo, Dave Poder, Randy
Flament, Gene & Nancy Flament.



Weather:
Sunny day, blue sky.
Cold temp -9 degrees C to -3 degrees C.
Wind from SE at 15-20 mph.
Visibility 40 km.

Raptor Observations:
41 migrating raptors.
8 Golden Eagles- 12:02 Ad; 1:30 Ad; 1:47 Ad; 1:58 Ad;
2:15 Ad; 2:30 Ad; 2:34 Ad; 3:16 Ad
4 Bald Eagles- 2:29 juv; 4:08 Ad; 4:08 SubAd; 4:09 juv.
1 merlin juv in the 1 PM to 2 PM hour

1 Golden Eagle approached to site about 4:20 PM but turned back north (not
counted)

Non-raptor Observations:
crows, ravens

Predictions:
RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN.
DUE TO FORECAST- THE SITE WILL BE UNMANNED AND CLOSED.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 11/23/18 3:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 32 118
Turkey Vulture 2 50 295
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 2 36 201
Northern Harrier 1 10 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 55 1973
Cooper's Hawk 0 13 234
Northern Goshawk 4 9 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 2 120 412
Rough-legged Hawk 3 3 3
Golden Eagle 8 38 93
American Kestrel 0 3 135
Merlin 0 2 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 34
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 15

Total: 25 402 5868
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
5 vehicles for vista view with 10 people and 4 hunters.


Weather:
26F, 2-5mph winds out of SSW, 1% rimb cloud coverage.

Raptor Observations:
3AGE@11:49am, 12:03pm, 12:27pm, 12:46pm, 2:07pm
IGE@11:49am
ABE@12:03pm
IBE@2:21pm


Non-raptor Observations:
Juncos, white breasted nuthatches, tufted titmouse, chickadees,
goldfinches, waxwings and downy woodpeckers

Predictions:
Possible rain/sleet, windy, very cold
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=432
 

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Date: 11/23/18 2:15 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (23 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 34 200
Turkey Vulture 1 90 859
Osprey 0 1 335
Bald Eagle 3 49 389
Northern Harrier 0 15 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 103 3479
Cooper's Hawk 0 20 360
Northern Goshawk 0 2 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 45 137
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4281
Red-tailed Hawk 13 351 1282
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 27 122
American Kestrel 0 0 167
Merlin 0 7 78
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 72
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 243

Total: 20 761 12105
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Krista Botting

Observers: Bob Astleford

Weather:
Visibility: 30 miles
Temperature: 21-26 F
Wind: 0-6 mph, S
Cloud Cover: 0-10%

Raptor Observations:
BE (3): 1344a, 1344a, 1401a
GE (2): 0916i, 0958a

Non-raptor Observations:
Geese (35)
Ravens (3)

Predictions:
Saturday: Rain, mainly after noon. The rain could be heavy at times. High
near 40. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of
precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half
of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=399