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10/18/17 12:52 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Oct 2017) 86 Raptors
10/17/17 4:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (17 Oct 2017) 79 Raptors
10/17/17 4:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (17 Oct 2017) 29 Raptors
10/17/17 3:38 pm David Neimeyer <neimeyer...> American Kestrel (Lehigh Co)
10/17/17 3:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Oct 2017) 137 Raptors
10/17/17 2:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (17 Oct 2017) 36 Raptors
10/17/17 2:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (17 Oct 2017) 77 Raptors
10/17/17 7:39 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 17, 2017
10/17/17 5:44 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (16 Oct 2017) 761 Raptors
10/17/17 3:21 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Allegheny Co. (1) Frick P. (2) Young Birders Get-together, 11/11, Frick Env. Cr.
10/16/17 5:01 pm jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> venango
10/16/17 4:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Oct 2017) 271 Raptors
10/16/17 4:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (16 Oct 2017) 67 Raptors
10/16/17 4:13 pm Brendyn Baptiste <000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request...> Juncos and Siskins--Butler County
10/16/17 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (16 Oct 2017) 32 Raptors
10/16/17 3:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (16 Oct 2017) 30 Raptors
10/16/17 3:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Oct 2017) 460 Raptors
10/16/17 3:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (16 Oct 2017) 82 Raptors
10/16/17 3:18 pm Betsy Mescavage <amkestrel1...> Juncos, Northampton Co.
10/16/17 3:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (16 Oct 2017) 212 Raptors
10/16/17 2:54 pm Georgia Kagle <jazzy523...> White Throated Sparrows York Co
10/16/17 7:36 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 16, 2017
10/16/17 4:09 am jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...> Venango
10/15/17 9:59 pm reeser <reeser...> Hummingbird -- Cumberland County
10/15/17 8:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (15 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
10/15/17 7:33 pm <tgswoods...> <tgswoods...> Northern Harrier, Wayne Co
10/15/17 7:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (15 Oct 2017) 209 Raptors
10/15/17 6:24 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Oct 15, 2017
10/15/17 4:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (15 Oct 2017) 237 Raptors
10/15/17 4:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (15 Oct 2017) 27 Raptors
10/15/17 4:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (15 Oct 2017) 64 Raptors
10/15/17 3:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Oct 2017) 98 Raptors
10/15/17 3:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Oct 2017) 71 Raptors
10/15/17 3:22 pm Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Rusty Blackbirds Washington County
10/15/17 2:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (15 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
10/15/17 1:12 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Pipits & Coyote - Butler Co.
10/15/17 10:50 am Hopkins, Jeff A. <Jeff.Hopkins...> Nelson's Sparrow(s) - Pine Run (Bucks)
10/15/17 7:13 am Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Fall birds, Allegheny Township, Butler County
10/14/17 5:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (14 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
10/14/17 5:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (14 Oct 2017) 19 Raptors
10/14/17 5:21 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (14 Oct 2017) 76 Raptors
10/14/17 3:50 pm Steve Sanford <bwredbird...> Three FOS species - Buhl Park, Mercer Co
10/14/17 3:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (14 Oct 2017) 66 Raptors
10/14/17 3:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Oct 2017) 41 Raptors
10/14/17 2:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (14 Oct 2017) 22 Raptors
10/14/17 2:23 pm Don Billett <donbsrbirds...> Lebanon County - Memorial Lake State Park
10/14/17 2:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (14 Oct 2017) 344 Raptors
10/14/17 2:17 pm Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Huntingdon County Y. Sapsucker Dozens of Ruby-Crowns Brn Thrasher
10/14/17 1:51 pm Ian Gardner <gardnie07...> Re: Swainson's Thrushes, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
10/14/17 1:50 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - Allegheny Co.
10/14/17 1:20 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Swainson's Thrushes, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
10/14/17 6:03 am Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> American Kestrels in SE York County.
10/14/17 5:51 am bryanerb <bryanerb...> Re (5):
10/14/17 5:50 am Linda Widdop <linda...> Re: RE (2): - SPAM
10/14/17 5:48 am bryanerb <bryanerb...> RE (2):
10/14/17 2:16 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Winter wrens and warblers, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
10/13/17 6:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (13 Oct 2017) 55 Raptors
10/13/17 5:46 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Oct 13, 2017
10/13/17 4:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (13 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
10/13/17 4:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/13/17 4:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (13 Oct 2017) 65 Raptors
10/13/17 3:47 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Merlin - Beaver Co.
10/13/17 3:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (13 Oct 2017) 113 Raptors
10/13/17 3:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (13 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/13/17 2:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Oct 2017) 57 Raptors
10/13/17 1:02 pm tom and sheri <troberts2459...> short-eared owl, Somerset County
10/13/17 8:49 am Williams, Lisa <liswilliam...> Sandhill Crane Survey - Oct 30 through Nov 3
10/13/17 8:40 am Vern Gauthier <pabirder...> Marsh Wren Cumberland County
10/13/17 4:29 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Yesterday, Allegheny County, also 10/10
10/12/17 6:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (12 Oct 2017) 40 Raptors
10/12/17 4:05 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County
10/12/17 3:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (12 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/12/17 3:41 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Oct 12, 2017
10/12/17 3:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Oct 2017) 113 Raptors
10/12/17 3:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (12 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
10/12/17 3:01 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Loon - Allegheny Co.
10/12/17 2:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (12 Oct 2017) 92 Raptors
10/12/17 1:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (12 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/12/17 11:38 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (12 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
10/12/17 11:02 am DNADEB <dsg4...> Re: Clearfield County - Female Hummer
10/12/17 10:45 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Clearfield County - Female Hummer
10/12/17 9:16 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 12, 2017
10/12/17 6:58 am Bob Keener <keener1538...> WT Sparrows FOS/Franklin Co
10/12/17 6:04 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Laughing Gull Tioga County
10/11/17 7:05 pm Eli DePaulis <elidepaulis1...> FOS White-Crowned Sparrows- Adams County
10/11/17 5:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (11 Oct 2017) 42 Raptors
10/11/17 2:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (11 Oct 2017) 126 Raptors
10/11/17 2:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (11 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
10/11/17 2:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Oct 2017) 62 Raptors
10/11/17 11:10 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (11 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/11/17 6:44 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 11, 2017
10/11/17 4:42 am Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...> Sandhill Crane Tioga County
10/10/17 9:46 pm reeser <reeser...> Northern Parula, Hummingbird - Cumberland County
10/10/17 8:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (10 Oct 2017) 37 Raptors
10/10/17 8:28 pm Dave Leibert <xdave...> Totally Cool Peregrine @BOK , Lehigh County
10/10/17 8:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (09 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
10/10/17 7:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (08 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors
10/10/17 7:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (10 Oct 2017) 274 Raptors
10/10/17 4:52 pm M & K Mannella <mkmannella...> Screech Owl-allegheny county
10/10/17 4:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (10 Oct 2017) 90 Raptors
10/10/17 4:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Oct 2017) 248 Raptors
10/10/17 4:24 pm Doug Filler <d.filler...> Owls in Levittown
10/10/17 3:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (10 Oct 2017) 80 Raptors
10/10/17 3:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (10 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
10/10/17 2:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (10 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
10/10/17 2:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (10 Oct 2017) 172 Raptors
10/10/17 1:39 pm Heveran . <hheveran...> Ducks are back, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
10/10/17 11:51 am LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 24th, 2017
10/10/17 9:02 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Oct 2017) 16 Raptors
10/10/17 7:02 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 10, 2017
10/10/17 5:26 am Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...> Wanted PSO Perry County Compiler
10/9/17 5:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (09 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
10/9/17 3:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (09 Oct 2017) 98 Raptors
10/9/17 2:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 Oct 2017) 3 Raptors
10/9/17 2:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (09 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/9/17 1:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (09 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
10/9/17 11:32 am Russ States <pelagics202...> Kahle Lake area, Clarion Co.
10/9/17 10:38 am David Yeany II <dyeany...> The Messenger: Movie Night and Q&A with Conservationists
10/9/17 9:50 am Susanne Varley <mywintermoon...> Wissahickon Nature Club Meeting, Allegheny County
10/9/17 7:02 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Eroe County waterbird count for Oct. 9, 2017
10/9/17 5:29 am Albert Guarente <0000005bfd76f698-dmarc-request...> White-winged Tern
10/8/17 6:13 pm Geoff Malosh <pomarine...> Black-bellied Plover, Mercer Co.
10/8/17 5:15 pm Stringer, Randy C. <RCStringer...> NW Pa on 10/7/2017
10/8/17 3:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (08 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
10/8/17 3:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (08 Oct 2017) 19 Raptors
10/8/17 3:38 pm Steve Sanford <bwredbird...> Warblers - Buhl Park, Mercer Co
10/8/17 3:24 pm Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Common Raven - Plumstead Twp. Bucks County
10/8/17 3:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (08 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/8/17 2:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
10/8/17 2:21 pm Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Apparent White-winged Tern, John Heinz NWR, Philly
10/8/17 2:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
10/8/17 2:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (08 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
10/8/17 1:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (08 Oct 2017) 63 Raptors
10/8/17 12:25 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Allegheny Co. Sightings
10/7/17 8:14 pm Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...> Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County
10/7/17 7:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (07 Oct 2017) 103 Raptors
10/7/17 6:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (07 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
10/7/17 4:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (07 Oct 2017) 144 Raptors
10/7/17 4:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (07 Oct 2017) 118 Raptors
10/7/17 4:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Oct 2017) 217 Raptors
10/7/17 3:16 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
10/7/17 2:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (07 Oct 2017) 246 Raptors
10/7/17 10:50 am Bob Schutsky <info...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County
10/7/17 9:47 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Butler Co. Sightings
10/7/17 8:25 am Doug Filler <d.filler...> Silver Lake in Bucks Co.
10/7/17 2:07 am reeser <reeser...> Hummingbirds -- Cumberland County
10/7/17 2:05 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 10/7/2017
10/6/17 6:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (06 Oct 2017) 487 Raptors
10/6/17 4:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (06 Oct 2017) 143 Raptors
10/6/17 4:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (06 Oct 2017) 14 Raptors
10/6/17 3:24 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Merlin, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
10/6/17 3:12 pm Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...> Lancaster Co. Bird Club presents Jack Hubley on Thurs., 10/12/17 at 7:00 pm
10/6/17 3:11 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Oct 2017) 101 Raptors
10/6/17 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (06 Oct 2017) 137 Raptors
10/6/17 2:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (06 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
10/6/17 12:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (06 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
10/6/17 12:46 pm Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 18 September 2017 (two weeks)
10/6/17 10:32 am Rob Blye <rwblye...> Re: Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?
10/6/17 9:06 am Amy Taracido <amytaracido...> RBA western Pennsylvania, 4 September 2017 (two weeks)
10/6/17 6:24 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (04 Oct 2017) 102 Raptors
10/6/17 6:11 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 6, 2017
10/6/17 4:56 am Debbie Beer <debbeer1023...> Big Sit Oct 8 at Heinz Refuge Philadelphia
10/5/17 7:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (05 Oct 2017) 97 Raptors
10/5/17 5:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (05 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
10/5/17 3:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (05 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
10/5/17 3:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (05 Oct 2017) 49 Raptors
10/5/17 3:39 pm Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Re: Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?
10/5/17 2:58 pm Julia Ecklar <jecklar...> Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?
10/5/17 2:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
10/5/17 2:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (05 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
10/5/17 2:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (05 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors
10/5/17 2:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (05 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
10/5/17 12:32 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> Peregrine Falcon/Franklin County
10/5/17 7:46 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 5, 2017
10/5/17 5:00 am Amy Henrici <henriciac...> Juncos, Allegheny, County
10/5/17 2:23 am Bruce and Sherri Carl <000000e695e98431-dmarc-request...> BIG SIT - Middle Creek WMA - 10/7/2017
10/5/17 12:21 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (04 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
10/4/17 4:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (04 Oct 2017) 28 Raptors
10/4/17 3:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (04 Oct 2017) 31 Raptors
10/4/17 3:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Oct 2017) 30 Raptors
10/4/17 2:46 pm <foandla...> <foandla...> strange bird call Northampton County
10/4/17 2:43 pm Bob Keener <keener1538...> GC Kinglets/Juncos Franklin county
10/4/17 2:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (04 Oct 2017) 61 Raptors
10/4/17 2:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (04 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
10/4/17 11:21 am Rob Blye <rwblye...> Re: Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????
10/4/17 10:54 am Linda Widdop <linda...> Re: Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????
10/4/17 10:53 am Lynn Roman <000000eb1f5ef221-dmarc-request...> Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????
10/4/17 10:39 am <moke511...> <moke511...>
10/4/17 5:36 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> PSO field trip to Allegheny Front Hawkwatch
10/3/17 7:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (03 Oct 2017) 47 Raptors
10/3/17 6:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (03 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
10/3/17 5:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (01 Oct 2017) 56 Raptors
10/3/17 5:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (03 Oct 2017) 196 Raptors
10/3/17 4:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (03 Oct 2017) 68 Raptors
10/3/17 4:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (03 Oct 2017) 57 Raptors
10/3/17 4:25 pm Richard Nugent <rmnugent...> Purple Finch; Allegheny County; 10/03/2017
10/3/17 4:08 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County mosly today
10/3/17 3:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
10/3/17 3:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (03 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
10/3/17 3:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (03 Oct 2017) 48 Raptors
10/3/17 7:55 am john flannigan <rublzrme...> Empidonax ID
10/3/17 7:08 am Barry E. Blust <barryblust...> Identification of Empidonax by sight
10/3/17 6:42 am Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...> October eBird Challenge
10/3/17 5:56 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Mifflin County - belated report of Clay Colored Sparrow
10/3/17 2:48 am reeser <reeser...> Hummingbirds -- Cumberland County
10/2/17 8:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (02 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
10/2/17 6:38 pm Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> another big warbler flight at Hawk Mt., Schuylkill
10/2/17 5:45 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (02 Oct 2017) 91 Raptors
10/2/17 4:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (02 Oct 2017) 71 Raptors
10/2/17 4:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (02 Oct 2017) 2 Raptors
10/2/17 4:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (02 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
10/2/17 2:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
10/2/17 2:50 pm john flannigan <rublzrme...> Pectoral-Washington country
10/2/17 2:28 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Cackling Goose & Merlin - Erie Co.
10/2/17 2:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (02 Oct 2017) 1 Raptors
10/2/17 12:54 pm Don Billett <donbsrbirds...> Lebanon County
10/2/17 10:38 am Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...> Frick Today, Allegheny County
10/1/17 3:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (01 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
10/1/17 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (01 Oct 2017) 35 Raptors
10/1/17 3:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Oct 2017) 40 Raptors
10/1/17 3:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (01 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
10/1/17 3:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (01 Oct 2017) 11 Raptors
10/1/17 2:41 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> eBird -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Oct 1, 2017
10/1/17 2:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Sep 2017) 13 Raptors
10/1/17 12:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (01 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
10/1/17 12:08 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Pectoral Sandpiper continues, Washington County
10/1/17 11:29 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Common Gallinules - Lawrence Co.
10/1/17 10:01 am Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Nelson’s Sparrows/Sora & Ruddy Turnstone (Lancaster Co.)
10/1/17 9:41 am Georgia Kagle <jazzy523...> Hummingbird York Co
10/1/17 6:41 am Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...> Hummingbird - Lycoming Co.
10/1/17 6:37 am Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...> Pectoral Sandpiper Washington County
9/30/17 7:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Sep 2017) 33 Raptors
9/30/17 4:42 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Sparrows, Koch property, Northampton County
9/30/17 4:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (30 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
9/30/17 4:39 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Sep 2017) 113 Raptors
9/30/17 3:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (30 Sep 2017) 17 Raptors
9/30/17 3:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (30 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
9/30/17 2:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (30 Sep 2017) 145 Raptors
9/30/17 1:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (30 Sep 2017) 4 Raptors
9/30/17 9:43 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Eastern PA Birdline: 9/30/2017
9/30/17 8:43 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (29 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
9/30/17 6:43 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 30, 2017
9/29/17 6:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (29 Sep 2017) 42 Raptors
9/29/17 5:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
9/29/17 5:40 pm Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...> Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 29, 2017
9/29/17 4:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (29 Sep 2017) 75 Raptors
9/29/17 4:17 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County
9/29/17 3:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Sep 2017) 66 Raptors
9/29/17 2:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (29 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
9/29/17 2:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Sep 2017) 31 Raptors
9/29/17 7:02 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Gull Point access
9/29/17 6:44 am Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbbird count for Sep. 29, 2017
9/29/17 6:33 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Fwd: Fall for Hummingbirds Contest!
9/29/17 4:33 am Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...> Birding Expo in SE PA!
9/28/17 11:12 pm reeser <reeser...> Ovenbird and Hummingbirds
9/28/17 7:22 pm Maddog <maddogobrien...> Re: RFI BB Whistling Duck Lake Heritage
9/28/17 6:15 pm Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> Re: RFI BB Whistling Duck Lake Heritage
9/28/17 5:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
9/28/17 5:19 pm Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...> Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 28, 2017
9/28/17 4:57 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> RFI BB Whistling Duck Lake Heritage
9/28/17 4:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
9/28/17 4:35 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (28 Sep 2017) 11 Raptors
9/28/17 4:35 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (28 Sep 2017) 11 Raptors
9/28/17 4:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (28 Sep 2017) 191 Raptors
9/28/17 3:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Sep 2017) 99 Raptors
9/28/17 2:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (28 Sep 2017) 58 Raptors
9/28/17 2:16 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County
9/28/17 2:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (28 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors
9/28/17 9:29 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Mifflin County raptors
9/28/17 7:58 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Hummer webcam
9/27/17 9:53 pm Chris Blazo <000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request...> Re: Help identifying fall migrant warblers
9/27/17 4:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (27 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
9/27/17 4:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (27 Sep 2017) 22 Raptors
9/27/17 3:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Sep 2017) 33 Raptors
9/27/17 3:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (27 Sep 2017) 24 Raptors
9/27/17 2:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (27 Sep 2017) 29 Raptors
9/27/17 2:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (27 Sep 2017) 4 Raptors
9/27/17 1:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (27 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
9/27/17 10:09 am Ian Gardner <gardnie07...> Re: Help identifying fall migrant warblers
9/27/17 9:47 am Catherine Tulley <catherine.tulley...> Help identifying fall migrant warblers
9/27/17 7:34 am Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request...> Lebanon County, Reistville area, White-rumped Sandpipers
9/26/17 7:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Sep 2017) 38 Raptors
9/26/17 5:53 pm Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...> Night music - Plumstead Twp. Bucks Co.
9/26/17 5:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (26 Sep 2017) 25 Raptors
9/26/17 4:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (26 Sep 2017) 24 Raptors
9/26/17 3:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Sep 2017) 49 Raptors
9/26/17 2:54 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (26 Sep 2017) 7 Raptors
9/26/17 2:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (26 Sep 2017) 44 Raptors
9/26/17 2:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (26 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
9/25/17 8:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (25 Sep 2017) 6 Raptors
9/25/17 7:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (25 Sep 2017) 31 Raptors
9/25/17 5:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (25 Sep 2017) 23 Raptors
9/25/17 5:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (25 Sep 2017) 30 Raptors
9/25/17 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Sep 2017) 31 Raptors
9/25/17 2:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (25 Sep 2017) 28 Raptors
9/25/17 2:16 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (25 Sep 2017) 1 Raptors
9/25/17 2:02 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County 9/25
9/25/17 1:14 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Double-crested cormorant, Washington County
9/25/17 4:13 am Albert Guarente <0000005bfd76f698-dmarc-request...> Re: Prince G. jaeger ID
9/24/17 8:40 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Re: Prince G. jaeger ID
9/24/17 7:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Sep 2017) 505 Raptors
9/24/17 6:29 pm Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57...> Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co
9/24/17 6:21 pm Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...> Warblers and more -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Sep 24, 2017
9/24/17 5:46 pm Russ States <pelagics202...> Roseate Spoonbill
9/24/17 5:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (24 Sep 2017) 61 Raptors
9/24/17 4:30 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (24 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
9/24/17 3:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Sep 2017) 76 Raptors
9/24/17 3:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (24 Sep 2017) 14 Raptors
9/24/17 3:28 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (24 Sep 2017) 3 Raptors
9/24/17 2:17 pm Steve Sanford <bwredbird...> Warblers in the doldrums - Mercer Co
9/24/17 1:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (24 Sep 2017) 73 Raptors
9/24/17 1:35 pm Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...> Re: RFI on Common Shelduck
9/24/17 1:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (24 Sep 2017) 23 Raptors
9/24/17 11:48 am David Neimeyer <neimeyer...> Pileated Woodpecker (Lehigh Co.)
9/24/17 10:44 am Dan Altif <00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request...> RFI on Common Shelduck
9/24/17 10:21 am Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> Re: 9/23 warblers & thrushes, berks
9/24/17 10:14 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (23 Sep 2017) 494 Raptors
9/24/17 5:23 am Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul...> Re: 9/23 warblers & thrushes, berks
9/23/17 7:50 pm Rudolph Keller <rckeller...> 9/23 warblers & thrushes, berks
9/23/17 6:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Sep 2017) 43 Raptors
9/23/17 6:05 pm g. g <birdersx5...> Hitchhiking Wild Turkeys, Washington County
9/23/17 6:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 Sep 2017) 4641 Raptors
9/23/17 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (23 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
9/23/17 3:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (23 Sep 2017) 121 Raptors
9/23/17 3:15 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Pectoral Sandpipers - Lawrence Co.
9/23/17 2:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (23 Sep 2017) 67 Raptors
9/23/17 2:35 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (23 Sep 2017) 76 Raptors
9/23/17 2:10 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County
9/23/17 12:52 pm mlk <00000073dc7a3e93-dmarc-request...> Re: Least tern at Pymatuning Spillway
9/23/17 12:10 pm Carole <cjwinslow94...> Warren Co- Swainson's thrush extravaganza
9/23/17 10:43 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Phila.Vireo + hot here, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
9/23/17 10:27 am mlk <00000073dc7a3e93-dmarc-request...> Least tern at Pymatuning Spillway
9/23/17 10:07 am Michael Fialkovich <mpfial...> Allegheny County--Beechwood Farms
9/23/17 9:38 am Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Am. Wigeons - Allegheny Co.
9/23/17 8:48 am Doug Filler <d.filler...> Silver Lake in Bucks County
9/22/17 10:16 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Re: Rocky Ridge Hawk Watch, York Co. Hawk Totals and Anhinga Sighting
9/22/17 9:30 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (22 Sep 2017) 260 Raptors
9/22/17 6:46 pm Randy Phillips <raphillips56...> Rocky Ridge Hawk Watch, York Co. Hawk Totals and Anhinga Sighting
9/22/17 5:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (22 Sep 2017) 1515 Raptors
9/22/17 4:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Sep 2017) 155 Raptors
9/22/17 4:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 Sep 2017) 4537 Raptors
9/22/17 3:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (22 Sep 2017) 17 Raptors
9/22/17 3:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (22 Sep 2017) 28 Raptors
9/22/17 2:30 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (22 Sep 2017) 92 Raptors
9/22/17 2:15 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Sep 2017) 38 Raptors
9/22/17 1:14 pm Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...> Prince G. jaeger ID
9/22/17 1:03 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Am. Wigeons - Allegheny Co.
9/21/17 8:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (21 Sep 2017) 109 Raptors
9/21/17 5:03 pm Katrina Knight <kknight...> Chimney Swifts in Reading (Berks Co.)
9/21/17 4:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (21 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
9/21/17 4:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
9/21/17 4:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (21 Sep 2017) 135 Raptors
9/21/17 4:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (21 Sep 2017) 90 Raptors
9/21/17 3:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Sep 2017) 54 Raptors
9/21/17 3:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Sep 2017) 56 Raptors
9/21/17 3:03 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County today
9/21/17 2:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (21 Sep 2017) 21 Raptors
9/21/17 11:38 am Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...> Winter Finch Forecast 2017- 18
9/21/17 10:26 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Birding this morning in Huntingdon County
9/21/17 1:42 am Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> 200+ Chimney swifts, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
9/20/17 9:28 pm Aidan Place <aidanjplace...> Philadelphia Vireo -- Frick Park, Allegheny County
9/20/17 9:21 pm Aidan Place <aidanjplace...> Parasitic Jaeger NO, Lincoln's Sparrows -- Cambria County
9/20/17 6:55 pm LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...> Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday September 26th, 2017
9/20/17 5:47 pm Dave DeReamus <becard...> Parasitic Jaeger continued, Printz Gallitzin State Park, Cambria County
9/20/17 4:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (20 Sep 2017) 488 Raptors
9/20/17 4:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Sep 2017) 45 Raptors
9/20/17 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
9/20/17 3:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (20 Sep 2017) 144 Raptors
9/20/17 3:35 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Sep 2017) 177 Raptors
9/20/17 3:19 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (20 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
9/20/17 3:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (20 Sep 2017) 69 Raptors
9/20/17 2:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (20 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
9/20/17 12:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (18 Sep 2017) 2227 Raptors
9/19/17 6:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors
9/19/17 4:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2017) 1664 Raptors
9/19/17 4:09 pm Ann Pettigrew <rook185...> Common Ravens - York County
9/19/17 4:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (19 Sep 2017) 450 Raptors
9/19/17 4:08 pm DAVID KOCH <davilene...> Hummingbirds. Koch property, Northampton County
9/19/17 3:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (19 Sep 2017) 75 Raptors
9/19/17 3:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2017) 359 Raptors
9/19/17 2:10 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> Lots of Tennessee warblers, Mon 9/18, Raccoon Lake Trail, Beaver
9/19/17 2:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
9/19/17 2:05 pm Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> One nice warbler, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
9/19/17 1:11 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
9/19/17 7:46 am DNADEB <dsg4...> Parasitic Jaeger
9/19/17 2:41 am Dave DeReamus <becard...> Stilt Sandpiper continued, Northampton County
9/18/17 7:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2017) 3966 Raptors
9/18/17 7:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (18 Sep 2017) 1227 Raptors
9/18/17 7:21 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Second Mountain (17 Sep 2017) 400 Raptors
9/18/17 7:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2017) 1150 Raptors
9/18/17 5:56 pm Mark Vass <hawk5571...> Parasitic Jaeger - Cambria Co.
9/18/17 4:40 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2017) 1581 Raptors
9/18/17 4:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2017) 1366 Raptors
9/18/17 3:43 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2017) 391 Raptors
9/18/17 3:42 pm Windstream Mail <randyc11...> Lebanon County
9/18/17 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
9/18/17 2:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors
9/18/17 12:41 pm Gary Robson <garyrobson...> PA Elk Cam
9/18/17 12:03 pm Michael David <michaeltdavid...> Connecticut Warbler - Allegheny, Boyce Park
9/18/17 6:30 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Mifflin County - Virginia Rail
9/18/17 5:53 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Mifflin County - Virginia Rail
 
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Date: 10/18/17 12:52 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Oct 2017) 86 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 22 29 29
Osprey 1 11 122
Bald Eagle 1 59 161
Northern Harrier 1 11 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 257 548
Cooper's Hawk 12 86 191
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 10 15 23
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 3 27 34
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 2 68 182
Merlin 0 4 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 86 588 12010
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 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 (13): Rhoda McNitt, Sue McLaughlin, Susan Corkran, Kathleen
Pileggi, Stacey Gummey (8 from TLCs Drop In on Nature group).
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Sunny (0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps
43 - 60F, Winds NW @ 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 (65) 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>
----Golden Eagle ages: Imma.-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: ---Deep Blue is Golden---

At 10:20, a Raven called to our west, thrilling Rhoda and me. A late
Rose-breasted Grosbeak flew by, as did a Sapsucker. Rhoda will be back
later with TLCs After the Bell group.

Stacey was here with her Drop In On Nature class from TLC and some of the
parents. They were so adorable with those little beginners binoculars,
and that mismatched outdoor attire of every known primary color just
precious. (The kids attire & binocs were too! lol sorry, Stacey)
Stacey, of course, was fooled by our plastic Purple Martin decoy. The kids
were on to it. Its a DECOY, Stacey!!

Then at 11:35am, our seasons first GOLDEN EAGLE , an adult, flew over. I
texted Dave, at Ashland, to be on the lookout and posted the sighting to
the Chester County group, whereupon I shortly heard from Mike that he just
seen an immature Golden Eagle not far away, at Wolfs Hollow. [MG]

The sky, in all its deep blue depth, was so difficult today. It didnt
give up much. Still, a second Raven was seen soaring in the afternoon.
<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>
1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 2-COMMON RAVEN, 2-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 12-Palm
Warbler, 2-Savannah Sparrow, 7-White-crowned Sparrow, 1-Rose-breasted
Grosbeak, 2-Rusty Blackbird.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (8): Monarch - 14, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Buckeye, Variegated
Fritillary, Eastern Comma. 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: 7.76; Steps: 18,205; Floors:
22.
<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: 54; this season: 127
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): GOLDEN
EAGLE.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like another bright, sunny, clear day with light
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: 10/17/17 4:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (17 Oct 2017) 79 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 74 127 127
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 14 91
Northern Harrier 1 5 21
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 17 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 65 225
Cooper's Hawk 1 46 72
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 44 143
Merlin 0 6 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7

Total: 79 360 3180
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bruce Childs, Mary Ellen Krober

Observers: Bill Roache, Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Scott Tuttle


Weather:
No clouds! NW winds 3-7mph all day.

Raptor Observations:
A good push of Turkey Vultures was noted.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Variable light winds, with lots of sun, and temperatures in the low 70s
Fahrenheit.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/17/17 4:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (17 Oct 2017) 29 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 64 79
Turkey Vulture 0 66 66
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 0 15 75
Northern Harrier 1 7 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 494 677
Cooper's Hawk 3 84 114
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 1 41 82
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 0 29 69
Merlin 0 10 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 12 18
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 29 840 5950
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Brian Weaver, Gayle McKinne, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
5 visitors


Weather:
Clear sky; winds out of the north, light; Temps starting in the mid 30's
reaching 50 by mid afternoon.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Great small bird flight from 8 to 10 A.M.-both Kinglets, B H Vireos,
Nashville, Cape May, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Song, Field, White-throated
Sparrows. Buck Moth, Morning cloak Butterfly, Monarchs-9; BIG Pileated Wp'
"kerfuffle" with lots of very loud distress calls that attracted attention
of Blue jays that added to the mobbing effort. No idea what
happened-predation?

Predictions:
Change of wind direction may help with the numbers otherwise a beautiful
day on tap.
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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: 10/17/17 3:38 pm
From: David Neimeyer <neimeyer...>
Subject: American Kestrel (Lehigh Co)
At 5 PM there was an American Kestrel perched on the telephone wires along
Haaf Road, about half a mile from the turnoff from Main Street. It was on
the slight hill, overlooking the vernal pool with several trees.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer
 

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Date: 10/17/17 3:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Oct 2017) 137 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 4 242 257
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 24 267
Bald Eagle 3 51 204
Northern Harrier 0 13 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 115 974 1543
Cooper's Hawk 6 129 186
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 32 41
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 10 19
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 47 122
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 15
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 52 213
Merlin 1 40 83
Peregrine Falcon 0 40 56
Unknown Falcon 0 12 18
Unknown Raptor 0 14 28

Total: 137 1711 13828
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Arlene Koch, Laurie Goodrich, Levon Harutyunyan,
Rob Feldman, Rob Feldman, Levon Harutyunyan

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=109
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/17/17 2:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (17 Oct 2017) 36 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 12 126 136
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 18 152
NH 1 4 18
SS 6 379 524
CH 1 26 57
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 6 3582
RT 14 189 411
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 7 16
PG 0 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 2 6 27
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 36 793 5098
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Margaret Higby, Mike Wolfe, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
12 visitors from Todd bird club. Rodger&Margret Higby, Bob Gorsuch, Mike
Wolf and Nancy Ott helped with spotting


Weather:
Light winds out of the NW
Average temp. 9C
Visibility up to 40km with 0% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
36 Raptors observed

Non-raptor Observations:
6 Monarch's painted lady, sulphers.
Ravens, Crows, blue jays, waxwings, titmouse, juncos,
sapsucker, towhee's, yellow rumped warbler, red bellied
woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, 22 turkey's in field below the watch. 3 white
tailed deer

Predictions:
Clear with tempetures in the 70's
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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Date: 10/17/17 2:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (17 Oct 2017) 77 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 37 176
Turkey Vulture 12 219 578
Osprey 1 27 256
Bald Eagle 2 62 271
Northern Harrier 2 15 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 684 1042
Cooper's Hawk 3 89 145
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 8 65 182
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 2 16 95
Merlin 0 20 35
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 37
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 54 194

Total: 77 1324 11965
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Fritz Brock, Joe Farkas, Rob Keith

Weather:
41-57F, clear skies all day with good visibility (15 miles). N winds
shifting to W late afternoon at 1-5 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (2): 1012i, 1127i.



Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (33), Raven (10), Canada Goose (10), Chickadee, Blue Jay, Pileated
Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Downy Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-headed Vireo.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the
afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/17/17 7:39 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 17, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 0725 to 0925
Weather: Mostly clear,temp. 46 F, S wind to 10 mph, waves less than a foot.
Comments: There was a light, but steady flight ofbirds. Mostly Lesser Scaup movingwest. The first of the season White-wingedScoter past the point. Reed McDonough from Channel 12 News joined me for thewatch to write a story about the waterbird count.

Canada Goose 5
Gadwall 10
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 4
Lesser Scaup 102
Surf Scoter 1
White-winged Scoter 1
Red-breastedMerganser 2
Ruddy Duck 6
Common Loon 6
Unidentified loon 1
Double-crestedCormorant 3
Dunlin 18

Other birds movingacross the lake:

Merlin 1
Kinglet 1
Small Passerine 7

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

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Date: 10/17/17 5:44 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (16 Oct 2017) 761 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 16 16
TV 113 539 539
OS 0 32 231
BE 22 70 327
NH 4 22 43
SS 466 1804 2810
CH 53 117 177
NG 3 4 4
RS 1 4 9
BW 2 6 8052
RT 44 85 264
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 36 55 247
ML 9 28 45
PG 5 49 63
UA 1 7 13
UB 1 1 12
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 1 13 66

Total: 761 2857 12929
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Deb Gingrich, Eric Beck, Fred Paley, Gary LaBelle,
Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Keith Gingrich, MJ McMillan,
Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Vern Gauthier, 8


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

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 8:10, 9:05, 9:15, 2:50
BE WB 6:56, 7:45(2), 9:15, 9:58, 11:07,12:30, 3:48
BE AD 8:23, 9:50, 9:59, 10:50, 10:20, 10:15, 10:05, 3:49
PG UN 6:26, 8:28, 12:50, 12:05, 12:50

A Peregrine Falcon flew past carrying prey, then circled over the ridge
feeding on it, producing a showers of feathers.

First bird
Last bird ML 4:56

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 156
CAGO - 91
A bat passed through at 6:05.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/17/17 3:21 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Allegheny Co. (1) Frick P. (2) Young Birders Get-together, 11/11, Frick Env. Cr.
 (1) Frick Park:  Susie Solomon saw four (4) Winter Wrens as she birded Riverview Hill in Frick Park yesterday morning.
Also observed:Black-throated Green Warbler 2Yellow-rumped Warbler severalBlue-headed Vireo 2Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Back home, about 3/4 mile away, in our front yard there were Golden-crowned Kinglets 2
2) Young Birders Get-together on 11/11/17 @ Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pgh. PA,  15217. Live owl, birdwalk, pizza. Bring kids. They'll have fun. For details, visit the link below and scroll to November 11.Events | Schedule of Events in Pittsburgh's Parks
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Take a free yoga class, catch an outdoor concert, sign up to volunteer, and more in Pittsburgh's parks.
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Date: 10/16/17 5:01 pm
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: venango
orange-crowned and blackpoll warbler, bhvireo & rckinglet at our water feature today.


Jerry Stanley
 

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Date: 10/16/17 4:49 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Oct 2017) 271 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 8 8
TV 123 131 131
OS 2 3 51
BE 7 22 68
NH 1 7 19
SS 74 268 364
CH 11 35 53
NG 1 1 1
RS 2 5 11
BW 0 2 2445
RT 35 56 78
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 2 2
AK 4 17 59
ML 6 18 24
PG 0 11 14
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 3 10

Total: 271 590 3340
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: David Kyler, Greg Grove, Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano,
Peggy Wagoner

Weather:
Wind NW 8-15 mph, cloudy to start and gradually clearing, temp 8-12C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 854 Imm(2), 921 Ad, 927 Imm, 1000 Ad, 1023 Im, 1448 Im, 8 BE not
counted
GE: 1010 Ad, 1230 Imm
NG: Ad
AK: 1 male, 1 female, 2 unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Goose-57, C. Loon-2, Double-crested Cormorant-15, Ring-billed Gull-1,
Tree Swallow-81, Yellow-rumped Warbler-3, monarch-49
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 10/16/17 4:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (16 Oct 2017) 67 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6 7 7
Osprey 3 10 121
Bald Eagle 9 58 160
Northern Harrier 4 10 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 224 515
Cooper's Hawk 8 74 179
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 2 24 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 66 180
Merlin 2 4 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 67 502 11924
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Armas Hill, Gerry Teig, Joe Meloney, Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (7): Kathleen Pileggi, Gerry Teig, Bob Strahorn (+Esther), Joe
Meloney, Armas Hill.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Partly Sunny to Mostly Sunny (90-10% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft.,
Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 58 - 64F, Winds NW @ 15 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 3-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (65) and Turkey Vultures (70).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-3; 2 yr.-1; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-5
<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: ---Old Friends---

Regarding yesterdays accusation that Dave Brown (an alias?) was
potentially a littering spy while here at Bucktoe recently. Dave
emphatically denied to me that he littered claiming the jacket left
behind on site was not his. As for the rest?

On my walking the trails emanating from the watch site this morning, a
Wilsons Snipe was flushed right from the trail. Thats certainly unusual.
Youd expect a Woodcock much sooner in these upland fields, but there it
was flying off on pointed wings and with customary flush alarm call note.


Small to moderate size flocks of geese were moving all day. Nothing unusual
was spotted in the flocks.

Speaking of unusual, old friend Joe Meloney was here todayI can barely
remember Joe. Another old friend, Armas Hill, was by for the first time
this season. It was nice seeing you both. Do not be strangers to
Bucktoe!

Well, my much anticipated major flight of hawks and passerines did not
occur for me here at Bucktoe. In fact, there were far fewer passerines
than had been here. Hawks were coming through but in smaller numbers than
I had hoped, and there was no Golden Eagle. I wonder if the weather change
did not happen quite in time and if it will be tomorrow instead? Tomorrow
it will be difficult to see them though, as clear skies loom.

Tomorrow is the deadline for signing up for our Wine & Cheese - Harp,
Bonfire & Owl Prowl event at Bucktoe on Friday evening please come and
enjoy.
<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>
1-WILSON'S SNIPE, 1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 15-Palm Warbler, 4-Savannah
Sparrow, 6-White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (5): Monarch - 10, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Buckeye. 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: 5.99; Steps: 14,054; Floors:
19.
<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: 54; this season: 126
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): WILSON'S
SNIPE.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like it could be good, but tough to view in the
clear sky.
<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...>)


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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: 10/16/17 4:13 pm
From: Brendyn Baptiste <000000c0e1e11ab7-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Juncos and Siskins--Butler County
This morning at Moniteau High School, which is adjacent to SGL 95 in Butler County, I was pleased to have 3 Dark-eyed Juncos flying over and calling. Even more exciting was a flock of 4 Pine Siskins calling as they were flying overhead. Hopefully more will be coming in behind them.

Brendyn Baptiste
Slippery Rock, Butler County
 

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Date: 10/16/17 3:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (16 Oct 2017) 32 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 64 79
Turkey Vulture 0 66 66
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 2 15 75
Northern Harrier 0 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 472 655
Cooper's Hawk 4 81 111
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 4 40 81
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 2 29 69
Merlin 2 10 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 32 811 5921
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers: Brian Weaver, Joan Renninger, Steve Rannels

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Strong NNW wind under mixed clouds & sun. Cool with temps in the mid 50's.

Raptor Observations:
2 juv BE's @1:30, interacting as they drifted through.

Non-raptor Observations:

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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: 10/16/17 3:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (16 Oct 2017) 30 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 7 114 124
OS 0 4 70
BE 2 18 152
NH 0 3 17
SS 7 373 518
CH 0 25 56
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 6 3582
RT 14 175 397
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 7 16
PG 0 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 30 757 5062
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Bob Stewart, Jim Rocco, Nancy Ott, Sally Dick

Visitors:
Jim Rocco, Sharon Schawlm, Karl Schwalm, Bill Carlson, Bill Neil, Bob
Stewart, Nancy Ott, & Sally Dick


Weather:
Cold ( high of 8.8 C) with 7-30+ mph WNW wind and partly cloudy skies

Raptor Observations:
We had 2 Bald Eagles (10:09, 11:10) (1 adult & 1 Juvenile) and a few
Sharp-shinned Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks. We had a couple non-migrating
Red-tailed Hawks and 7 non-migrating Turkey Vultures. The migrating raptors
tended to be out over the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crow 18, Blue Jay 9, Turkey Vulture 7, Cormorant 17, Flicker 1, Tufted
Titmouse 2, Chickadee 2

Butterflies: Monarch 7
1 Painted Lady

Predictions:
Sunny with 3-10 mph West wind and a high temperature of 12 C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)


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Date: 10/16/17 3:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Oct 2017) 460 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 33 238 253
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 5 23 266
Bald Eagle 21 48 201
Northern Harrier 2 13 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 251 859 1428
Cooper's Hawk 66 123 180
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 19 31 40
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 9 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 27 43 118
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 14 52 213
Merlin 8 39 82
Peregrine Falcon 1 40 56
Unknown Falcon 4 12 18
Unknown Raptor 5 14 28

Total: 460 1574 13691
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Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:

Counters: Adam Carter, Brian Ferrence, Paul Heveran

Weather:
Today had persistent winds out of the NW. Visibility was good reaching up
to 51km by the end of the day. Skies were overcast in the morning becoming
clear by the end of the day.

Raptor Observations:
21 Bald Eagles counted as migrants through out the entire day with many
more seen circling the ridge and flying in all different directions and not
counted as migrants.

GOEA: imm1154

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose 3955, DC Cormorant, GB Heron, American Robins, Yellow-rumped
Warblers, 104 Monarchs

Predictions:
Tonight
Areas of frost after 3am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light after midnight. Winds could gust
as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday
Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Calm
wind.

Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 43. Calm wind.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind.
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/16/17 3:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (16 Oct 2017) 82 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 32 53 53
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 14 91
Northern Harrier 0 4 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 6 16 77
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 64 224
Cooper's Hawk 20 45 71
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 11 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 43 142
Merlin 0 6 20
Peregrine Falcon 3 9 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 2 4 7

Total: 82 281 3101
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bill Cranny, Tom Bush

Observers: Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, Tom Bush

Visitors:
Dick Rainer


Weather:
Strong N winds, with gusts over 12mph. An overcast sky throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
A nice group of migrants, which mostly traveled in between 11 and 1:30.
Flight slowing later in the day.

Three Peregrine Falcons

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 5

Canada Geese- 801 (these are migrants)
Cackling Geese- 2
DC Cormorant
Many Tree Swallows noted
Mumerations of hundreds of starlings
Common Raven - 1


Predictions:
Sunny with NW winds, 5-10mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/16/17 3:18 pm
From: Betsy Mescavage <amkestrel1...>
Subject: Juncos, Northampton Co.
First juncos of the season arrived today in my yard.

Betsy Mescavage
E. Allen Twp.
Seemsville
Northampton Co.

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Date: 10/16/17 3:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (16 Oct 2017) 212 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 35 174
Turkey Vulture 10 207 566
Osprey 2 26 255
Bald Eagle 19 60 269
Northern Harrier 0 13 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 114 646 1004
Cooper's Hawk 13 86 142
Northern Goshawk 1 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 31 57 174
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 3 3
American Kestrel 7 14 93
Merlin 5 20 35
Peregrine Falcon 1 24 37
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 50 190

Total: 212 1247 11888
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Bob Astleford, Bob Hoopes, Ed Wanamaker, John Leskosky

Visitors:

Additional Observers: Ed Zinkler, Rob Keith, Richard, Jay Dawson, and Cue
from Bethlehem.




Weather:
49-51F, strong NW winds at 12-15mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Cloudy skies
in the morning, clearing up by mid afternoon. Good visibility throughout
the day (15-20 miles).

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (19): 0709i, 0727i, 0729i, 0755i, 0819a, 0858i, 0859i, 0903i,
0916i, 0919i, 0919i, 1024a, 1026a, 1055a, 1059a, 1059a, 1227u, 1252i,
1516i.

Northern Goshawk (1): 0732u.

Golden Eagle (3): 0910a, 0913a, 1115i.

First of the year Golden Eagle!

Merlin diving owl then landed in the bowl, an adult Red-tailed Hawk being
chased by a Merlin around the bowl, two adult Bald Eagles flying N at 1055
and 1122, an unidentified eagle flying N at 1235, and an adult Red-tailed
Hawk hunting along the notch and bowl.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (13), Raven (19), Double-crested Cormorant (9), Common Loon (1),
Canada Goose (2564), Carolina Wren, Blue Jay, Common Grackle.

Flock of 100's of Common Grackles flying around the bowl and 2 synchronized
flying Common Ravens hanging out around the notch.

Predictions:
Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind
becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
========================================================================
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: 10/16/17 2:54 pm
From: Georgia Kagle <jazzy523...>
Subject: White Throated Sparrows York Co
First White throated sparrow today in my backyard. When they arrive they always spend a couple of weeks in the brush piles out back before hitting the ground feeders. Now waiting for the juncos!

Georgia Kagle Carroll Twp/York Co


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Date: 10/16/17 7:36 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 0715 to 0915
Weather: Variablycloudy, temp. 49 F, NW wind to 15 mph, waves 2 feet.
Comments: Ten species of waterfowl were recorded withmost flying west. Lesser Scaup were themost common ducks observed. Most birdswere flying well offshore. The firstSurf Scoters of the season were seen this morning.

American Wigeon 28
Mallard 10
Northern Shoveler 5
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 28
Redhead 1
Lesser Scaup 241
Surf Scoter 2
Common Merganser 2
Red-breastedMerganser 1
Common Loon 3
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crestedCormorant 103
Sanderling 1
Dunlin 10
Common/Forster’s tern 30

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

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Date: 10/16/17 4:09 am
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry...>
Subject: Venango
4 pine siskin, canal twp on 10/14


Jerry Stanley
170 Keith Lane
Franklin PA 16323
<bhnsjerry...><mailto:<bhnsjerry...>
814-432-4496
 

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Date: 10/15/17 9:59 pm
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: Hummingbird -- Cumberland County
We are still seeing at least one hummingbird. One appeared today, Sunday
10/15/17, at 8:30 AM in the Wendy's Wish. He/she looked like a young
ruby throated hummingbird. He sat on the Wendy's Wish salvia stems off
and on for at least a half hour. I could see his back very well, but he
did not fan his tail. Metallic green slightly yellow back and a light
greenish yellow head, what looked like a white eye brow, black wings and
black tail (could not see tip of tail or upper part of tail). Grayish
white on breast, could not see throat very well.

Saw at least 4 monarch butterflies today at one time on the Benary's
giant zinnias.

Lots of visits from chickadees, tufted titmouse, whited breasted
nuthatch, song sparrows, goldfinches, downy woodpecker, blue jays, red
tailed hawks (2 circling overhead), red bellied woodpecker, mourning
doves, house sparrows.

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland, County
 

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Date: 10/15/17 8:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (15 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 21 21
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 12 89
Northern Harrier 0 4 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 10 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 58 218
Cooper's Hawk 1 25 51
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 41 140
Merlin 1 6 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 19
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 4 199 3019
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chuck Root, Sheryl Johnson

Observers: Holly Merker, Kristen Johnson

Visitors:
Ms. Blake Goll with 8 young birders from Willistown Conservation Trust, and
their parents

Three others stopped by a short while


Weather:
South winds, up to 12 mph, and fairly steady. Fully overcast all day. Mild
temperatures

Raptor Observations:
Slow

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 4

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers -3

Predictions:
A front is arriving--NNW 10-20mph with overcast skies, and temps around 60
degrees Fahrenheit
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/15/17 7:33 pm
From: <tgswoods...> <tgswoods...>
Subject: Northern Harrier, Wayne Co
Saw a male N. Harrier in N. Wayne Co, between Poyntelle and Thompson, early afternoon, gliding low over the fields.
Trudy Gerlach Bradford <Co.tgswoods...>
 

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Date: 10/15/17 7:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (15 Oct 2017) 209 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 45 64 79
Turkey Vulture 23 66 66
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 1 13 73
Northern Harrier 0 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 89 455 638
Cooper's Hawk 28 77 107
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 13 36 77
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 2 27 67
Merlin 4 8 12
Peregrine Falcon 3 11 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 209 778 5888
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Andy Francis, Fritz Heilman, Gayle Lawrence, Jay George,
Joan Renninger, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
17 for vista view with 31 persons
2 military vehicles with 6 soldiers
Mike and Linda McKinney
Tom Kurtz and Nancy Clupper


Weather:
51F to 78F, wind SE@0-3mph with very thick haze and mist allowing
visibility of up to 3 car lengths.100% cloud coverage and very gradual
change until 1145 the wind at 1-5mph gave visibility of apprx.,1 mile.
visibility increased throughout the rest of the day as partly cloudy and
warmer temps.


Raptor Observations:
ABE@1459

Non-raptor Observations:
ravens, crows, blue jays, pileated woodpecker, red headed woodpecker and 54
Canadian geese.
3 buck moths
67 monarch butterflies

Predictions:
more wind, partly cloudy and warmer with possible haze or showers in the
morning.
========================================================================
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: 10/15/17 6:24 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Oct 15, 2017
Subject: Allegheny County - eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Oct 15, 2017

We walked the D'Arment, Summit and Shadow Wood trails this morning and had
our FOS Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the park, along with 3 White-throated
Sparrows and 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler. Three Red-winged Blackbirds were
seen along the Summit trail in the area where they breed in the summer.

Karyn & Ray Delaney


Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 15, 2017 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
30 species

Turkey Vulture 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 FOS
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 72
Cedar Waxwing 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 FOS
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 5 FOS
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 8
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39948478

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

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Date: 10/15/17 4:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (15 Oct 2017) 237 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 16 16
TV 66 426 426
OS 4 32 231
BE 12 48 305
NH 1 18 39
SS 119 1338 2344
CH 6 64 124
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 3 8
BW 1 4 8050
RT 11 41 220
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 3 19 211
ML 8 19 36
PG 4 44 58
UA 0 6 12
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 2 12 65

Total: 237 2096 12168
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Gene Wagner

Observers: Jose Medina, Tim Johnson, Tina Cole

Visitors:
Holly Smith, 80


Weather:
Fog until 1300, gradual clearing, light Southwest wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 12:14, 1:10(2), 1:17(2)
BE 4 YR 3:14
BE JUV 12:50, 1:42, 3:02, 3:15, 3:22, 3:33
PG AD 1:57, 3:31, 3:36, 4:43
First Bird - SS 12:01
Last Bird - ML 4:50

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 365
========================================================================
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: 10/15/17 4:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (15 Oct 2017) 27 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 7 118
Bald Eagle 2 49 151
Northern Harrier 0 6 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 196 487
Cooper's Hawk 4 66 171
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 61 175
Merlin 0 2 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 27 435 11857
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Hank Davis, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Kathleen Pileggi,
Mike Gardner

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (18): Hank Davis, Mike Gardner, Kathleen Rengert, Fran DeMillion,
Don Manuel, Sue Manuel, Kathleen Pileggi, Tom Brokaw, Laureen Eick-Benson,
Maria Zouras, David Brown, Elias Zouras, Lana Glass, Colleen DelMonte,
Carl Mease, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Rick Stuckey.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Fog and Mostly Cloudy (90% cloud cover), Ceiling - 400-30,000 ft.,
Visibility - 0-10 miles, Temps 63 - 75F, Winds SSW @ 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 (25) and Turkey Vultures (35).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2
<BR><BR>


Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!
<BR><BR>
TODAYS BBB: ---Hot, Colored & Wet---

On our regular Sunday bird walk at Bucktoe this morning. Sparrows were
everywhere, as were Palm Warblers, and kinglets. A lingering Blue Grosbeak
was found.

After the walk we ENJOYED some EXCELLENT field coffee brewed by yours
truly - our very own Hawk Watch barista. Hank said my coffee was hot and
colored. To that, and with some discussion, I got Hank to agree that it
was also wet. What better endorsement can one achieve with field coffee,
than hot, colored AND wet, I ask you?

Ashland Hawk Watch (in nearby Delaware) counter and apparent part time spy
(lol), Dave Brown was here at the ever-so-fabulous Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Hawk Watch, and I will give him full-partial credit for finding our first
Bald Eagle. Was that your windbreaker left behind, Dave? If so, please
add litterer to the above description. I rewarded Dave with a cup ofyou
guessed itsome ever-so-fine field coffee! He survived

Sue & Don made their first trip to Bucktoe a bit later, with Sue receiving
congratulatory pretzels (and an additional full-partial credit) for finding
several Sharp-shinned Hawks, while Don received.well, views of the hawks,
furnished by his wife. Come on Don! You can do better than that! Do us
proud! We males have had a tough summer around these parts, some even
losing their heads. (Praying Mantis story)

With the passage of a cold front tonight and tomorrow expect lots of birds
in the air and on the ground. Tomorrow and Tuesday, should be fantastic!
Sparrows should continue to abound and Red-tailed Hawks begin earnest
movement south on strong northwest winds. I expect my seasons first
Golden Eagle tomorrow. Come help me find him!!
<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>
1-COMMON RAVEN, 2-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 40-Palm Warbler, 2-Savannah
Sparrow, 1-Lincoln's Sparrow, 6-White-crowned Sparrow, 1-Blue Grosbeak.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (5): Monarch - 12, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Buckeye. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner.
Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Meadow Vole.
<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: 5.74; Steps: 13,466; 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: 56; this season: 125
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Dark-eyed
Junco.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks INCREDIBLE! I mean, you never know, but things are
lining up with the passage of a strong front, strong 20 mph winds from the
NORTHWEST! Good background clouds...the stars are in alignment, folks!
<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: 10/15/17 4:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (15 Oct 2017) 64 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 11 107 117
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 0 3 17
SS 47 366 511
CH 2 25 56
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 6 3582
RT 4 161 383
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 7 16
PG 0 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 64 727 5032
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dave Darney, Jim Rocco, Kim VanFleet, Wayne Sierer

Visitors:
approx 50 visitors.
Helping spot: Wayne Sierer, Kim Van Fleet, Dave Darney,Jim Rocco.

Sawhet owl banding was attempted without success Saturday night. Fog at
hawk watch overnight.



Weather:
Light variable wind in AM becoming mod wind from W in afternoon.
Very warm. Temp 16 to 23 degrees.
cloud cover 5% in AM increasing to 70% during the day.
AM fog in the valley then afternoon haze.
Visibility 17 km.

Raptor Observations:
64 migrating raptors.


Non-raptor Observations:
towhee, cedar waxwings, blue jays, raven, 37 turkeys.
Butterflies: 447 monarchs, painted laydy, tiger swallowtail.

Predictions:
High of 50 degrees F.
AM clouds, PM sun.
Wind from NW 10 to 20 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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Date: 10/15/17 3:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Oct 2017) 98 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 47 205 220
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 18 261
Bald Eagle 4 27 180
Northern Harrier 3 11 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 608 1177
Cooper's Hawk 0 57 114
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 3 12 21
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 16 91
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 38 199
Merlin 4 31 74
Peregrine Falcon 5 39 55
Unknown Falcon 2 8 14
Unknown Raptor 0 9 23

Total: 98 1114 13231
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: Bracken Brown, David Barber, David Barber, Rob Feldman,
Scott Morrison

Weather:
Fog until 1300 then gradual clearing, light and variable winds

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1145A, 1330I, 1523I, 1533I

Non-raptor Observations:
canada goose, chimney swift, eastern phoebe, ruby-crowned kinglet,
yellow-rumped warbler, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/15/17 3:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Oct 2017) 71 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 7 7
TV 0 8 8
OS 0 1 49
BE 1 15 61
NH 4 6 18
SS 47 194 290
CH 7 24 42
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 3 9
BW 0 2 2445
RT 2 21 43
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 13 55
ML 7 12 18
PG 2 11 14
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 71 319 3069
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers: Audrey Chambers, Bill Chambers, Greg Grove

Visitors:
~30


Weather:
South wind, warm

Raptor Observations:
Harriers included 3 males

BE - Ad 158

BE not counted -5

AK - 1 Male

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 24
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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Date: 10/15/17 3:22 pm
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rusty Blackbirds Washington County
Had 4 on mudflats at cross creek county park old ridge road entrance. Matthew Juskowich Allegheny County
 

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Date: 10/15/17 2:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (15 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 32 171
Turkey Vulture 16 197 556
Osprey 0 24 253
Bald Eagle 1 41 250
Northern Harrier 0 13 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 532 890
Cooper's Hawk 0 73 129
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 3 26 143
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 86
Merlin 1 15 30
Peregrine Falcon 0 23 36
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 48 188

Total: 33 1035 11676
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:30:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 2.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers: Fritz Brock, Travis Rennig

Visitors:
Typical Sunday afternoon South Lookout visitor rotation.


Weather:
Lingering fog delayed the start of the count until 1230. Visibility: 0.25
miles at 1230, increasing to three miles by 1500. Temps: 62-64F. Wind: 5-7
mph NW. Cloud cover 100%.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (1): 1438i. Thanks, Fritz!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker and Raven (2).

Predictions:
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/15/17 1:12 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Pipits & Coyote - Butler Co.
I was at Lake Oneida earlier today

There was a flock of seventeen American Pipits foraging on mudflats at the
north end of the lake and while I was there a coyote appeared on the
mudflats walking toward a flock of geese but got spooked and scampered back
to where it came from

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/15/17 10:50 am
From: Hopkins, Jeff A. <Jeff.Hopkins...>
Subject: Nelson's Sparrow(s) - Pine Run (Bucks)
PABirders,


Since I hadn't seen any reference to it here, I figure I'd let the list know that for the past few days there's been one or more Nelson's sparrows at the Pine Run Reservoir in Upper Bucks County. I had the bird at about 9 AM today.


It came out of the tall grass opposite the lake shore about half-way down the lake near a wooden nest box. It flew around in the low bushes between the grass and the lake for about 5 minutes, then flew back into the grass. Great views!


Good birding,


Jeff Hopkins

Whitehall



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Date: 10/15/17 7:13 am
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: Fall birds, Allegheny Township, Butler County
At Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County on yesterday Saturday October 14, a single lonely Red-winged Blackbird was still around, while I was surprised to see 2 Blue-headed Vireos and a Black-throated Green Warbler, which are my latest records for here.

Other highlights were 2 Pied-billed Grebes, a chattering and hovering Belted Kingfisher, and a Pileated Woodpecker flying above the lake against a blue sky.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks

Allegheny Township, Butler County.


eBird Checklist Summary for: Oct 13, 2017, 23:30 to Oct 15, 2017, 23:30

Number of Checklists: 2
Number of Taxa: 28

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Date: Oct 14, 2017, 08:40
(2): Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Date: Oct 14, 2017, 12:58

220 Canada Goose -- (1),(2)
2 Pied-billed Grebe -- (2)
1 Red-tailed Hawk -- (1)
14 Killdeer -- (1),(2)
4 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (1)
7 Mourning Dove -- (1)
1 Belted Kingfisher -- (2)
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (2)
1 Hairy Woodpecker -- (1)
1 Northern Flicker -- (1)
2 Pileated Woodpecker -- (1)
2 Blue-headed Vireo -- (2)
6 Blue Jay -- (1),(2)
5 American Crow -- (1),(2)
3 Black-capped Chickadee -- (1)
4 Tufted Titmouse -- (1),(2)
3 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (1),(2)
1 Carolina Wren -- (2)
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- (1),(2)
3 American Robin -- (1)
1 Cedar Waxwing -- (2)
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- (2)
1 Black-throated Green Warbler -- (2)
3 Field Sparrow -- (1),(2)
1 White-throated Sparrow -- (1)
5 Song Sparrow -- (1)
2 Northern Cardinal -- (1)
1 Red-winged Blackbird -- (1)

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

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Date: 10/14/17 5:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (14 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 2 7 118
Bald Eagle 0 47 149
Northern Harrier 4 6 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 178 469
Cooper's Hawk 1 62 167
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 1 22 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 58 172
Merlin 0 2 22
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 17 408 11830
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 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 (18): Tom Brokaw, Kathleen Pileggi, Jim Balint, Lea Gummey, Gary
Stolz (PA Master Naturalists group of 7), Shweta Arya, Susan Corkran,
Michelle Scheive, Christian Scheive, Henry Scheive.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Cloudy w/drizzle (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 2,400-3,500 ft., Visibility
- 8-10 miles, Temps 64 - 75F, Winds NNE @ 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 (60) and Turkey Vultures (60).
<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: ---Feed Me---

Breakfast and a run for bird seed came before the watch this morning and
maybe, just maybe, a smidge of coffee. I always use cracked corn mixed
with white millet for ground-feeding sparrows, cardinals and doves. While
above-ground for the finches, and rare visits from chickadees and titmouse,
I use oil sunflower seed. Bucktoe Basin gets H2O, and with those
frantically splashing Song Sparrows, quite a bit every day is needed.

I talked with Tom on site today concerning the fallen snag from yesterday.
It will be replaced and a few additional ones installed, including one at
our watch feeders to attract woodpeckers, nuthatches, etc.

A Rusty Blackbird became our 124th species seen at the watch this year.

A Peregrine soared by mid-day within a group of vultures, while a few
Harriers migrated high overhead. And as we were leaving a Raven flew by
calling and heading due west I wonder, if to the quarry?
<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>
1-COMMON RAVEN, 3-Golden-crowned Kinglet, 30-Palm Warbler, 3-Savannah
Sparrow, 2-Lincoln's Sparrow, 5-White-crowned Sparrow, 1-Rusty Blackbird.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (7): Monarch - 20, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye,
Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Meadow Vole.
<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: 3.7; Steps: 8,687; 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: 51; this season: 124
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Rusty
Blackbird.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks confusing, with a foggy beginning, poor visibility
transferring to warm and sunny with light southerly winds. Who knows what
all tht'll bring? I think Monday could be a big migration day with the
passage of a front.
<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: 10/14/17 5:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (14 Oct 2017) 19 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 21 21
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 12 89
Northern Harrier 1 4 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 9 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 57 217
Cooper's Hawk 4 24 50
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 41 140
Merlin 0 5 19
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 19
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 19 195 3015
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut

Observers: Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut

Weather:
Haze, drizzle, and rain delayed the start of the count till 11:30EDT.
Winds were NE and light, after

Raptor Observations:
When the clouds broke open, some visible migration was witnessed

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 27

Predictions:
Sunshine, and clouds, with mild temps in the upper 70s and SW winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/14/17 5:21 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (14 Oct 2017) 76 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 18 96 106
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 1 3 17
SS 36 319 464
CH 3 23 54
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 6 6 3582
RT 8 157 379
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 2 7 16
PG 2 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 76 663 4968
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Dave Darney, Dave Poder, Gene & Nancy Flament, Jim Rocco,
Randy Flament, Sally Dick, Tom/Janet Kuehl, Wayne Sierer

Visitors:
Dave Darney, Gene & Nancy Flament, Gary & Diane McGuzrk, Dave Barker,
Travis Barker, Matt Bodenschatz, Janet Kuehl, Tom Kuehl, Jim Rocco,Dave
Poder,Scott & MJ Oplinger & Wayne Sierer, Randy Flament


Weather:
Very foggy all morning until about 1:00. Warm with light SE & ESE wind,
increasing somewhat in the afternoon. High temperature of 16.7 was reached.

Raptor Observations:
Not much was seen early due to the fog but we had a decent flight in the
afternoon, highlighted by 2 Merlins and 2 Peregrines. We had a couple
non-migrating Red-tails and 7 non-migrating Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jay 63, Robin 5, Sapsucker 1, Towhee 7, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2, Wood
Thrush 1, Crow 9, Raven 5, Flicker 1, Yellowrumped Warbler 4, Chickadee 2,
Pileated Woodpecker 1, Mourning Dove 1

Butterflies: Monarch. 136 went through for sure, but there were likely
more. The wildflowers were covered with Monarchs most of the day. Other
species were Painted Lady, Buckeye, Tiger Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail,
Anglewing, Sulphuric, Cabbage White and a small Frittillary not
specifically identified.

Predictions:
Warm with 9-18 mph SW & WSW wind. Skies expected to be partly cloudy to
mostly sunny with rain expected late in the afternoon. A high temperature
of 22C expected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)


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Date: 10/14/17 3:50 pm
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird...>
Subject: Three FOS species - Buhl Park, Mercer Co
This morning I spent a little time in Buhl Park, Hermitage at the "Julia
Forker Buhl Memorial Garden" (near the south entrance, AKA the Rose
Garden even though I don't think there are any roses).The garden has
lots of large evergreens and a boreal forest feel to it. I was mainly
hoping for my first Hermit Thrush of the season. My highlights were
three first-of-season species:
Hermit Thrush 1
Junco 2
White-throated  Sparrow 4
There were also lots of Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets.
No warblers at all today.
Nearby, at home in Sharon, I saw and heard a Winter Wren for the second
day this week.
By the way, my total warbler species count this Fall at Buhl is 15 --
which is probably the best I've had there. Most of these were near the
Casino parking lot. Last Sunday a number of us were together there and
got 9 species of warbler.
Steve Sanford
Sharon PA


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Date: 10/14/17 3:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (14 Oct 2017) 66 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 28 167
Turkey Vulture 38 181 540
Osprey 1 24 253
Bald Eagle 1 40 249
Northern Harrier 0 13 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 525 883
Cooper's Hawk 2 73 129
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 0 23 140
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 86
Merlin 4 14 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 23 36
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 47 187

Total: 66 1002 11643
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Devin Kline

Observers: Chad Schwartz, Jeff Hopkins

Visitors:
Several groups of AT through-hikers; Lehigh Gap Nature Center/Lehigh Valley
Audubon Society hawk watching field trip


Weather:
Cool and damp (59-63&#730;F), with occasional light (1-4 mph) N wind gusts;
dense fog cleared after 0930 EST; sky remained overcast through the
remainder of the count period

Raptor Observations:
(Devin Kline counted 0715-1300 EST; Chad Schwartz counted 1300-1545 EST)

Bald Eagle (1): 1506i

Merlin seen perched on a snag east of the lookout; likely one of two later
observed flying down ridge

Large Turkey Vulture kettle (at least 38 birds) formed near turnpike

One non-migratory, immature Sharp-shinned Hawk observed flying through and
landing in the shrubs along the AT below the lookout

Non-raptor Observations:
Other migrants: Monarch Butterfly (10), Canada Goose (1), Blue Jay (8),
Common Raven (1)

Additional species: Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe,
Blue-headed Vireo, Blue Jay, Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ovenbird, Cape May Warbler,
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green
Warbler

Predictions:
Patchy drizzle with a slight chance of rain before 11am. Patchy fog before
11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Light east wind.
Chance of precipitation is 20%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/14/17 3:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Oct 2017) 41 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 0 158 173
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 18 261
Bald Eagle 0 23 176
Northern Harrier 1 8 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 582 1151
Cooper's Hawk 0 57 114
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 18
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 13 88
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 37 198
Merlin 8 27 70
Peregrine Falcon 0 34 50
Unknown Falcon 0 6 12
Unknown Raptor 3 9 23

Total: 41 1016 13133
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Andrea Ambrose, Christine Whitehair, Christine Whitehair,
Christine Whitehair, Levon Harutyunyan, Ellen Grim,
Laurie Goodrich

Weather:
Fog in morning, lifting by late AM, then overcast. with a minimal vesper of
a wind

Raptor Observations:
a merlin flew across lookout to grab a dragonfly out of the air and eat it

Non-raptor Observations:
RC kinglets, YB sapsucker, Am robins, a few warblers including pine warbler
and yellow-rumped
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/14/17 2:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (14 Oct 2017) 22 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 19 34
Turkey Vulture 2 43 43
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 0 12 72
Northern Harrier 0 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 366 549
Cooper's Hawk 1 49 79
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 0 23 64
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 1 25 65
Merlin 1 4 8
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 22 569 5679
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis, Don Billett, Ed Grotzinger, Fred Zimmerman,
Joan Renninger, Randy Miller, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
25+


Weather:
Fog & light rain delayed start of count. Very light, variable wind under
overcast skies.temps in the mid 60's.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Pilated Wp, N ravens, 12 monarchs.

Predictions:
Warmer, more sun with chance of a shower.
========================================================================
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: 10/14/17 2:23 pm
From: Don Billett <donbsrbirds...>
Subject: Lebanon County - Memorial Lake State Park
On the way to second Mt. Hawk Watch Randy Miller and I had a Black-billed
Cuckoo at Memorial Lake; near the general's house at 10:20 am.

Don Billett - Lebanon County
 

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Date: 10/14/17 2:19 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (14 Oct 2017) 344 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 16 16
TV 192 360 360
OS 2 28 227
BE 0 36 293
NH 3 17 38
SS 122 1219 2225
CH 15 58 118
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 3 8
BW 0 3 8049
RT 2 30 209
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 2 16 208
ML 4 11 28
PG 0 40 54
UA 1 6 12
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 1 10 63

Total: 344 1859 11931
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

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

Visitors:
Bicycles from Baltimore - 23


Weather:
Overcast with valley fog and frustratingly low cloud ceiling. Winds calm or
light and variable.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - AK 8:50
Last bird - SS 2:36

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 210
========================================================================
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: 10/14/17 2:17 pm
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Huntingdon County Y. Sapsucker Dozens of Ruby-Crowns Brn Thrasher
Greg and I walked into SGL 112 at the parking lot on Mill Creek Hollow Rd and then up the road about a mile.

One clearing had "dozens" of Ruby-crowned Kinglets and we probably have a low estimate for the entire outing.
Mixed in as well as in other parts of the road were Golden-crowned as well.
We looked for Orange-crowned Warblers but found only a Palm and Black-throated Blue.

We had several White-throated Sparrows and 4 Blue-headed vireos.
A "meow" call high above us had us wondering if it was a Blue Jay but then identified it as a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker which has several calls.
Surprised that there were no DE Juncos that are usually here early and stay late in the cool hemlocks in the lower part of the area.

We got in the car ready to leave and noticed some Chipping Sparrows flying around so got out and picked up a few more species of which one was a Brown Thrasher!

Deb

----- Forwarded Message -----
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To: "DEBORAH S" <dsg4...>
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:08:34 PM
Subject: eBird Report - SGL 112 Parking lot, Oct 14, 2017

SGL 112 Parking lot, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 14, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
29 species

Turkey Vulture 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 35
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 10
White-throated Sparrow 12
Eastern Towhee 14
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39920736

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

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Date: 10/14/17 1:51 pm
From: Ian Gardner <gardnie07...>
Subject: Re: Swainson's Thrushes, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Kate,

Good find! I remember seeing the same thing last year in Harrisburg. The
thrushes (Swainson's and Robins) were actively eating wild grapes that were
growing through some small trees. The Robins have started flocking up for
the winter now and my guess is that the Swainson's Thrushes are looking for
safety in numbers during migration. Plus it clues them in on food sources.

Keep an eye out for Redwings and Fieldfares!

-Ian Gardner

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Kate StJohn <
<0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> This morning I found 4 Swainson's Thrushes mixed in with a large flock of
> robins in Schenley Park. I'm going to have to check every "just a robin"
> now in case it's something better.
>
> Kate St. John
> birdsoutsidemywindow.org
>
 

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Date: 10/14/17 1:50 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers - Allegheny Co.
This afternoon I was at the Flaugherty Run mouth and found a flock of three
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers foraging together

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/14/17 1:20 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Swainson's Thrushes, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
This morning I found 4 Swainson's Thrushes mixed in with a large flock of robins in Schenley Park.  I'm going to have to check every "just a robin" now in case it's something better.

Kate St. John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 10/14/17 6:03 am
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: American Kestrels in SE York County.
There was a high concentration of kestrels on the open country
yesterday. In Airville along a 1 mile stretch were 17 kestrels sitting
on the wires around noon. An hour earlier along Lucky Road in Brouge,
10 kestrels were on the wires. For the day I counted 29 kestrels which
is much higher than any reported at the hawk watches.

Chuck Berthoud

West York
 

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Date: 10/14/17 5:51 am
From: bryanerb <bryanerb...>
Subject: Re (5):
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Date: 10/14/17 5:50 am
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: Re: RE (2): - SPAM
Hi birders - another spam message. DO NOT click the link in bryanerb's email.


Thanks,
Linda

Linda Widdop | Director of Technology Services
215-557-1559 x111
<linda...>
Great resources can be found at:
http://techimpact.org/our-resources/


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Date: 10/14/17 5:48 am
From: bryanerb <bryanerb...>
Subject: RE (2):
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Date: 10/14/17 2:16 am
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Winter wrens and warblers, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Midday birding was amazingly good yesterday at Schenley Park -- an interesting mix of migrants.

Best birds were: Winter Wrens, Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets, first White-throated Sparrow, and four warbler species: Yellow-rumped, Palm, Tennessee and Black-throated Green.
The palm warbler (brown western type) was an interesting contrast to the yellow-rumps. He wagged his tail incessantly but he really looked like a dull yellow-rumped warbler in the same faintly striped brown, though without a 'vest'.  Coolest comparison was easy to see from below -- palm warbler has yellow undertail coverts, yellow-rumps have white undertail coverts -- so when he didn't wag I could still pick him out..
Checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39901188

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

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Date: 10/13/17 6:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (13 Oct 2017) 55 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 20 21 21
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 10 87
Northern Harrier 0 3 19
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 2 8 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 53 213
Cooper's Hawk 7 20 46
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 12
Broad-winged Hawk 1 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 37 136
Merlin 1 5 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 18
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 55 176 2996
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: John Mercer, Mike Coll

Observers:

Weather:
NE winds, 8-12mph, with overcast skies

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon -1
Double-crested Cormorant- 2
Common Raven- 2
Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers
Chipping Sparrows

Monarch Butterfly- 28

Predictions:
Cloudy, light NNE winds, with a chance of showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/13/17 5:46 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Oct 13, 2017
Subject: Beaver County eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Oct 13,
2017

A first of season Hermit Thrush was in the yard this evening. Also seen
was a Blue-headed Vireo, a Tennessee Warbler, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a
Golden-crowned Kinglet and 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglets. It's nice to see our
resident male & female Towhees still in the yard.

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
22 species

Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Hermit Thrush 1 FOS
American Robin 7
Tennessee Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2 Male & Female resident breeding pair
Northern Cardinal 9
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39905667

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

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Date: 10/13/17 4:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (13 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 1 5 116
Bald Eagle 6 47 149
Northern Harrier 0 2 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 171 462
Cooper's Hawk 8 61 166
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 5 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 2 21 28
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 13 57 171
Merlin 1 2 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 51 391 11813
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Dale Kendall, Walter Borys

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (7): Jim Balint, Dale Kendall (and her group from
Kendal/Crosslands), Bob Suter, Karen Satterthwaite, Debby Kern, Walter
Borys.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Cloudy (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 2,200 ft., Visibility - 10 miles,
Temps 57 - 65F, Winds ENE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (65) and
Turkey Vultures (70).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-3; 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: ---OK, Morgan is Slow---

A lot on my mind led to a sleepless night and an early departure for The
Watch, but at least the Eagles won! And our birds winning thats
always a great thing when going to a hawk watch, right? It gets a bit
ambiguous when we play the Falcons, Cardinals or Ravens, but a bird is
still winning, right? Of course, my day started with a trip to Wawa for
their (continuing) $1 coffee of any size an offer and challenge me and my
34-ounce mug freely accept! I ordered my toasted bagel (with mixed berry
cream cheese) while I maneuvered around the coffee bay. It was then that
I first noticed Morgan. Morgan had her nametag on as she removed my
bagel from the toasterOK, truth be told, it was 2 bagels (I was hungry,
and Im worth it!) From there, she sauntered over to the spreads where she
grabbed a knife and began the application of the mixed berry delight.
This application took forever, as if applying spackling, then coats of
different colors of paint to her kitchen - and she just couldnt decide
which she preferred. Morgan was fastidious. Morgan was diligent. Morgan
was thorough. OK, Morgan was SLOW! S-L-O-W!!! Dont you just hate when
things take very much longer to do then they should? Its sorta like
reading a blog written by someone who should be succinct, but who just goes
on endlessly, as if hes paid by the word and on no word count limit.
Someone who uses twenty words to say what could be said in just three.
Ever meet someone like that?? Hey.wait a minute!

I thought I was going to be on site early today, now I was going to be
there late, for being early. If that makes any sense, you should be
concerned. Anyway, when I got there, Jim was mowing the site. We got to
talking, first about his recent trip to Florida, then to the lack of
roadkill or deer remains from our hunters to put on our carrion feeder.
Jim promised to find something to put on the stand for our Ravens and
especially, eagles, which have been doing low flyovers on occasion - gazing
longingly at the empty tray. I described how just yesterday one did a low
flyby the carrion stand. Jim placed his headphones on and began mowing.
As he did, and as if on que, an adult eagle came right overhead mere feet
from Jim and flew right over the tray even closer than yesterday! I was
in the van, so I could hear myself think (a scary notion, right?) Seeing
the eagle, I laid on the horn to get Jims attention. But alas, the
headphones! Jim never saw the eagle mere feet over his tractor. I got out
and got his attention just in time for him to miss the eagle flying over
the trees to our east. A Raven did a flyover next. Jim did see that!
Perhaps, NOW well get some fresh meat around here, Jim what do you
think??

A bit of bad news to get rid of. It concerns GOLDEN EAGLE Snag it fell!
I am so sad. That snag, last year, held adult Bald Eagles on both of its
prongs at the apex like close bookends. Later, I had driven right under
it (it was 12 paces from our driveway) with a Golden Eagle on top, not
having seen it until I reached my site, began making coffee (that explains
a lot) and gazed back.

Now, it was no more. I contacted property owner, Tom and the good news is
that he already has a replacement lined up! Thanks, Tom!!

Dale and her group from Kendal & Crosslands came next. Karen was with them
and asked what the stationary bird on top of the Purple Martin gourds was.


Its a decoy to attract birds to use the gourds. I explained.

I like that one. You can see him and he doesnt eat much. Said Karen.

Debby was with the group.

She couldnt see the forest for the treescouldnt even see a tree in the
forest. Nor a leaf, I suspect.

Theres a Ruby-crowned Kinglet there left of my sign (near the feeders).
See the movement? I asked.

What movement? Was Debbys response.

That kinglet flitting around just 20 feet away on the front edge of the
asters.

I see no movement and what sign? Asters?? What feeders??

I had no chance! And with a tiny kinglet?? Maybe an elephant, I could have
revealed! I might as well have been asking Debby to find a molecule. I
gave up when the bird moved further back. It didnt matter.

How does Debby find the cafeteria to eat meals at Kendal, anyway? I
teased Debby by asking Dale and the group. She obviously cant see the
signs directing her! Certainly not seeing the food! See must have found
the cafeteria by smell!

Conversation eventually turned to body aches and pains and being seniors,
they had accumulated an impressive number and assortment of them. There
was mention of shoulders that didnt rotate, there was hip therapy,
digestive issues, lung disorders, there was a heart concern voiced. I
believe I heard a spleen or two mentioned. There may have been a kidney in
there somewhere. And DO NOT get me started on the livers!

Bob, considered a youngster in this group a youngster of 70-ish, began
laughing.

Whats funny, Bob? I quizzed the now teary-eyed young man.

My brother has a name for this type of conversation. Bob replied. He
calls them an organ recital!

I joined everyone in Bobs tearful laughter. And there had been no
mention of Debbys eyes in what had been my very first organ recital,
either!

It was Karens turn to speak up now. These birds are difficult. They
wont stay still! I want them to stay still.

No, you dont, Karen. You think you do, but you dont. Its all part of
the fun.

I want them motionless, so I can see them all.

Thats called a zoo, or worse yet, an art museum, Karen!

Yeah, I want them like him! She said pointing at our plastic Purple
Martin, amazingly, still atop the gourds.

Right! I said. He is ALWAYS there too, AND he doesnt seem to eat
much!

You guys need to stop! That was fun guysI laughed so hardcome back again
soon! You were rewarded on todays visit by several Bald Eagles and a
bathing Lincolns Sparrow AND he wasnt even sitting still, Karen!
<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>
1-COMMON RAVEN, 1-Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1-Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
15-Yellow-rumped Warbler, 25-Palm Warbler, 3-Savannah Sparrow, 1-Lincoln's
Sparrow, 10-Swamp Sparrow, 4-White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Monarch - 45, Variegated
Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. 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: 5.62; Steps: 13,192; Floors: 4.
<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: 55; this season: 123
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks about like today, but a bit warmer, with light
winds. Expect a repeat.
<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: 10/13/17 4:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Oct 2017) Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 7 7
TV 0 8 8
OS 0 1 49
BE 0 14 60
NH 0 2 14
SS 0 147 243
CH 0 17 35
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 3 9
BW 0 2 2445
RT 0 19 41
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 12 54
ML 0 5 11
PG 0 9 12
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 0 248 2998
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jen Steigerwalt, Jon Kauffman

Observers: Jason Beale, Jen Steigerwalt, Jon Kauffman,
Margaret Brittingham

Visitors:
Penn State WFS 497 students


Weather:
Heavy fog on the ridges, zero visibility. SE winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 13
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Eastern Towhee 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Brackbill (<jab56...>)


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

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Date: 10/13/17 4:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (13 Oct 2017) 65 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 28 167
Turkey Vulture 10 143 502
Osprey 2 23 252
Bald Eagle 2 39 248
Northern Harrier 3 13 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 505 863
Cooper's Hawk 3 71 127
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 3 23 140
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 86
Merlin 2 10 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 23 36
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 47 187

Total: 65 936 11577
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Dennis Glew, Fritz Brock, Rob Keith, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
Andrew from Merril Creek, Mr. Beyers Middle school class from Salisbury, a
SOBO through hiker named Mr. T and some day hikers.


Weather:
51-56F, cloudy skies all day with E winds at 3-7 mph with decreasing speeds
throughout the afternoon. Good visibility in the morning (15 miles) but
decreased when late afternoon mist set in (5 miles)

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (2): 1242i, 1500a.

Merlin and Sharp-shinned Hawk diving each other in the bowl, an Osprey
flying N with missing secondary feathers, and an adult Bald Eagle flying N
at 1520.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (18), Raven (5), Canada Goose (163), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
Dark-eyed Junco, Black-throated Green Warbler, Brown Creeper, Pileated
Woodpecker, Chickadee.

Predictions:
A chance of rain or drizzle before 11am, then a chance of drizzle with a
slight chance of rain between 11am and noon, then a slight chance of
showers after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high
near 74. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation
amounts of less than a tenth 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
 

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Date: 10/13/17 3:47 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Merlin - Beaver Co.
I found a Merlin perched on top of a tree near my home in Ambridge late
this afternoon

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/13/17 3:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (13 Oct 2017) 113 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 16 31
Turkey Vulture 23 41 41
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 4 12 72
Northern Harrier 5 6 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 353 536
Cooper's Hawk 15 48 78
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 16 23 64
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 3
American Kestrel 9 24 64
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 113 547 5657
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
3 for vista view with 4 persons
1 hunter and 1 visitor to the hawk watch


Weather:
wind ranged from 1mph to 8mph out of the E to ENE all day 100% cloud
coverage with the day ending in a very thick haze encompassing the watch
and constant thick drizzle.
cold all day with temps ranging from 50F to 53.9F.

Raptor Observations:
IBE@1021,1142
ABE@1029,1047
AGE@1205

Non-raptor Observations:
remarkable amount of Buckeye Butterflies (27)
Monarch butterflies at (15)
apprx., (40)Canadian Geese
Pileated woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Goldfinches
and a couple of tree swallows, Crows and Ravens

Predictions:
should be warmer with haze and winds out of the E.

========================================================================
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: 10/13/17 3:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (13 Oct 2017) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 0 78 88
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 0 2 16
SS 0 283 428
CH 0 20 51
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 0 149 371
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 5 14
PG 0 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 0 587 4892
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers: Joe Kelly

Visitors:
Joe Kelly and Bob Gorsuch


Weather:
a strong east wind bringing extreme heavy fog

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
none

Predictions:
some improvement, but likely more fog
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick (thomas'<s.d...>)


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

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Date: 10/13/17 2:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Oct 2017) 57 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 17 158 173
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 18 261
Bald Eagle 0 23 176
Northern Harrier 1 8 32
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 553 1122
Cooper's Hawk 7 57 114
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 9 18
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 13 88
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 37 198
Merlin 1 19 62
Peregrine Falcon 0 34 50
Unknown Falcon 0 6 12
Unknown Raptor 0 6 20

Total: 57 976 13093
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler:

Counters: David Barber

Weather:
Overcast with low clouds and drizzle starting around 1430, SE winds 1-12
mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Canada goose, blue-headed vireo, blue jay, golden- and ruby-crowned
kinglets, yellow-rumped and pine warblers, white-throated sparrow, common
grackle, 114 monarchs
========================================================================
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: 10/13/17 1:02 pm
From: tom and sheri <troberts2459...>
Subject: short-eared owl, Somerset County
Short-eared owl. In our back field. Davidsville, PA
Been a while since I've seen SWEO
Tom Roberts
 

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Date: 10/13/17 8:49 am
From: Williams, Lisa <liswilliam...>
Subject: Sandhill Crane Survey - Oct 30 through Nov 3
The USFWS Division of Migratory Birds has once again asked PA to participate in the Fall Sandhill Crane Survey. This year the survey will be conducted on October 30. If October 30 is not possible, then the survey should fall within the period Oct. 30 - Nov. 3

We are once again inviting experienced birders to join this statewide monitoring effort. Counts are best conducted within 30 minutes after sunrise or 30 minutes before sunset. If dawn/dusk surveys are not possible, cranes can be tallied during the day as they forage in small groups. Background info, protocol and data sheet are available on the PGC website at (www.pgc.pa.gov) on the PGC Birding and Bird Conservation page. http://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/GetInvolved/SandhillCraneSurvey/Pages/default.aspx

Survey sheets can be printed from the web page and mailed to the address provided. Online reporting is also available via the website. Thanks for your help in making others aware of this effort, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

2016 Findings:

166 cranes were observed in the November 2016 survey. This is 15 more cranes than observed in 2015, 40 more than that of 2014 and 68 more than in 2013. This is further evidence that the sandhill crane population is continuing to expand in PA. Cranes were observed in seven counties: Bradford, Crawford, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Mercer, Sullivan and Wyoming.

Lisa M. Williams, Wildlife Biologist - Grouse, Woodcock, Mourning Doves
PA Game Commission
<liswilliam...>
Grouse and Woodcock Mgt: http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeSpecies/Pages/RuffedGrouse.aspx
 

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Date: 10/13/17 8:40 am
From: Vern Gauthier <pabirder...>
Subject: Marsh Wren Cumberland County
Greetings,
Dave Kerr and I had a MARSH WREN towards the Southeast end of Opossum Lake. It was part of a 4 wren morning that included Winter, House and Carolina as well. Of note was the numerous RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS which we counted conservatively at 35.
Best,
Vern Gauthier
Newville
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 10/13/17 4:29 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Frick Yesterday, Allegheny County, also 10/10
At Frick Park on Riverview Trail in Allegheny County yesterday,  I and Sue Solomon tallied,Yellow-rumped Warbler  3Golden-crowned KingletHermit ThrushYellow-bellied SapsuckerCooper's Hawk

On Monday, 10/09/17, Susie, alone recorded,Blue-headed VireoRuby-crowned Kinglet
Jack E. Solomon
The following is tangential, at best, to the topic.
Rather than my typical laziness, which is applauded only by the cognoscenti, my absence from Frick on 10/09 was due to my presence at a training class for volunteer naturalists at Frick, offered by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. If successfully completed, it'll let me do a little volunteer work at the park. I remain, however, otherwise generally committed to an unexamined life of indolence, gluttony, and sloth.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 10/12/17 6:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (12 Oct 2017) 40 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 1 4 115
Bald Eagle 5 41 143
Northern Harrier 1 2 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 153 444
Cooper's Hawk 5 53 158
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 1 19 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 44 158
Merlin 0 1 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 40 340 11762
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 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 (3): Sabrena Boekell, Kathleen Pileggi.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Cliudy w/Drizzle (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 1,700-2,900 ft., Visibility
- 10 miles, Temps 60 - 63F, Winds ENE @ 10 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (15) and
Turkey Vultures (25).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-2; 2 yr.-1; 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: ---Breary?---

Strong easterly winds were not helpful today for the hawks or my comfort.
The overcast, damp conditions enhanced the effect. The word dreary and
brisk comes to mind. Is that two words? So be it. I propose we make that
combination a new word - breary. It was very breary today.

The Orange-crowned Warbler did not show again today, but the Lincolns
Sparrow did. There was a major influx of sparrows overnight, bringing many
Swamps, White-throated and Fields into the meadow.

A few hawks were moving, surprisingly, including a female Harrier
quartering back and forth around the feeders
<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>
15-Palm Warbler, 1-Lincoln's Sparrow, 10-Swamp Sparrow, 3-White-crowned
Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (2): Monarch - 40, Variegated
Fritillary. 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: 3.23; Steps: 7,588; Floors: 9.
<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: 123
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks Cloudy and cool with lighter easterly 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: 10/12/17 4:05 pm
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11...>
Subject: Lebanon County
Don Billett and I went to Memorial Lake State Park and started at 11 am at
noon we saw about 8 Mallards, and about 30 to 40 yards away we had a winter
plumage Red-throated Loon , there was also a Double-crested Cormorant at the
lake today. With 8 Ring-billed Gulls was a winter plumage Bonaparte's Gull .
While watching the lake we had 2 winter adults Common Loon fly in. The
helicopters were flying near the lake a lot in the afternoon. The rain
changed a lot today from 0 to light to heavier .

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County
 

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Date: 10/12/17 3:59 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (12 Oct 2017) Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 10 25
Turkey Vulture 0 18 18
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 0 8 68
Northern Harrier 0 1 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 320 503
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 63
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 15 55
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 0 434 5544
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers:

Weather:
East wind of 12 to 14 mph. Heavy low clouds. Rain and drizzle. Fog.
Visibility less than 1/2 mile

Count ended at 11:00 when it was apparent conditions would not improve

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Much like today
========================================================================
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: 10/12/17 3:41 pm
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Oct 12, 2017
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Oct 12,
2017


Clearing skies and winds brought in some first of the season birds this
evening including 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1
Brown Creeper, and a White-throated Sparrow. A Black-throated Green
Warbler was also seen.

Karyn Delaney

Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:40 PM
Protocol: Stationary
17 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1 FOS
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 FOS
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 FOS
American Robin 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
White-throated Sparrow 1 FOS
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 6
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39865968

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

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Date: 10/12/17 3:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Oct 2017) 113 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 74 141 156
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 18 261
Bald Eagle 3 23 176
Northern Harrier 1 7 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 526 1095
Cooper's Hawk 4 50 107
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 11 86
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 37 198
Merlin 6 18 61
Peregrine Falcon 1 34 50
Unknown Falcon 0 6 12
Unknown Raptor 2 6 20

Total: 113 919 13036
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adehl Schwaderer, Bill Mack, Jon Levin, Jon levin,
Laurie Goodrich, Laurie goodrich, Zoey Greenburg,
Zoey greenburg

Weather:
Fogged in all AM then clearing to 30 km distance , some drizzle

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: ADult-1319, 1538; immature WB-1434

ad peregrine.

Male Merlin perches on north slope in front of lookout for last hours of
day. not counted--maybe tomorrow

Non-raptor Observations:
196 Canada Geese, kinglets, YR warbler, Mag warbler; 93 monarch butterflies
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/12/17 3:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (12 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 16 16
TV 0 168 168
OS 1 26 225
BE 0 36 291
NH 1 14 35
SS 2 1097 2103
CH 2 43 103
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 3 8
BW 0 3 8049
RT 0 28 207
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 0 14 206
ML 0 7 24
PG 1 40 54
UA 0 5 11
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 6
UR 0 9 62

Total: 7 1515 11587
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:45:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Winds to the South East, Heavy Fog w intermittent mist and rain throughout
the day. 100% Cloud Cover

Raptor Observations:
PG AD 11:14

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs: 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
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: 10/12/17 3:01 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Loon - Allegheny Co.
There was a Common Loon present on the Ohio River at Dashields Dam this
afternoon

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/12/17 2:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (12 Oct 2017) 92 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 26 165
Turkey Vulture 16 133 492
Osprey 2 21 250
Bald Eagle 5 37 246
Northern Harrier 0 10 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 470 828
Cooper's Hawk 10 68 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 5 20 137
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 86
Merlin 1 8 23
Peregrine Falcon 1 23 36
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 14 44 184

Total: 92 871 11512
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Rob Keith

Visitors:
A few day hikers.


Weather:
55-57F, low hanging fog caused poor visibility until early afternoon (0-
20 miles). Cloudy skies all day with E winds decreasing in speed by late
afternoon (4-11 mph).

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (5): 1027a, 1055a, 1345i, 1355a, 1415i.

Peregrine Falcon (1): 1224u.

Osprey circling with large group of Turkey Vultures, Peregrine flying N at
1325, and an adult Bald Eagle flying N at 1355 while passing an adult Bald
Eagle flying S.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (21), Raven (5), Canada Goose (504), Blue Jay, Common Grackle,
European Starling, American Crow, Chickadee.

Predictions:
A slight chance of rain or drizzle after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 60. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
========================================================================
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: 10/12/17 1:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (12 Oct 2017) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 0 78 88
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 0 2 16
SS 0 283 428
CH 0 20 51
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 0 149 371
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 5 14
PG 0 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 0 587 4892
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Dense fog - visibility less than 30 feet.
drizzle

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 10/12/17 11:38 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (12 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 9 86
Northern Harrier 1 3 19
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 6 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 34 194
Cooper's Hawk 2 13 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 34 133
Merlin 1 4 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 18
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 26 121 2941
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers:

Visitors:
Doug Hill and Jenni Englund came by to practice for a gig and supplied some
lovely music for a little while.


Weather:
Started cloudy and cool and moved to misty, then drizzly and cool with
wind from an easterly direction. With mist and drizzle blowing into my
face, I had to spend most of the day looking West catching birds as they
flew away.

Raptor Observations:
It should have been a poor day, but it wasn't too bad, especially at
mid-day, for some reason birds were moving.
A Juvenile Bald Eagle and an Osprey passed by together at 12:58 EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs were still moving, even in the rain. Counted 138.
One Common Loon flew by fairly low

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with possible showers midday, highs in the mid-60's. Winds
mostly from the east, so not a promising day although today was better than
expected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/12/17 11:02 am
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Clearfield County - Female Hummer
Depending on where she lives Todd bird club meets close to Indiana PA, Seneca Rocks at Clarion and there is the Allegheny Highlands club that meets in Smethport of which John Fedak is a member.

Deb Grove

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 12, 2017, at 1:44 PM, Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> wrote:
>
> hello everyone
>
> I just had a lady call me who saw our hummingbird contest.
>
> she is in Clearfield county and had a female visit her plants on 10/6. she said it was the largest female she ever saw and it was frantically feeding on all of her Honeysuckle Vine. She gets the brand Major Wheeler that is red and stays in bloom all summer and fall. here is a link to it https://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/flowering-vines/lonicera-sempervirens-major-wheeler
>
> I hadn't heard of that variety or know I have seen it. I might have to look to get some for my yard and riverlot.
>
> She said she just retired and would like to get into birding more, maybe get involved or be around banding.
>
> I mentioned some clubs in the area I knew of, Juniata Valley, SCBC, Towpath and PSO. is there anyone close to that area or in those clubs who could reach out to her? she doesn't have email, but I do have her address and phone number.
>
> she seemed to know a decent amount about birds, has a farm in a great area and I wish I was closer to her area. it does sound like she gets to Belleville and Mcveytown sometimes, she knew about Jacks Mt Hawkwatch.
>
> I will send her something abou PSO.
>
> thanks, chad kauffman, mifflintown, pa
>
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Date: 10/12/17 10:45 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Clearfield County - Female Hummer
hello everyone

I just had a lady call me who saw our hummingbird contest.

she is in Clearfield county and had a female visit her plants on 10/6. 
she said it was the largest female she ever saw and it was frantically
feeding on all of her Honeysuckle Vine.  She gets the brand Major
Wheeler that is red and stays in bloom all summer and fall.  here is a
link to it
https://www.highcountrygardens.com/perennial-plants/flowering-vines/lonicera-sempervirens-major-wheeler

I hadn't heard of that variety or know I have seen it.  I might have to
look to get some for my yard and riverlot.

She said she just retired and would like to get into birding more, maybe
get involved or be around banding.

I mentioned some clubs in the area I knew of, Juniata Valley, SCBC,
Towpath and PSO.  is there anyone close to that area or in those clubs
who could reach out to her?  she doesn't have email, but I do have her
address and phone number.

she seemed to know a decent amount about birds, has a farm in a great
area and I wish I was closer to her area.  it does sound like she gets
to Belleville and Mcveytown sometimes, she knew about Jacks Mt Hawkwatch.

I will send her something abou PSO.

thanks, chad kauffman, mifflintown, pa

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Date: 10/12/17 9:16 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 12, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 12, 2017
Time: 0715 to 0845
Weather: Cloudy, temp.57 F, ENE wind to 25 mph, waves 4 to 5 feet.
Comments: The few ducks that were moving were all goingwest.

American Black Duck 1
Mallard 2
Northern Shoveler 1
Green-winged Teal 2
Lesser Scaup 23
Red-breastedMerganser 1
Common Loon 2
Double-crestedCormorant 18
Sanderling 3

Other bird moving acrossthe lake:

Merlin 1


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

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Date: 10/12/17 6:58 am
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: WT Sparrows FOS/Franklin Co
What a welcome sound, to hear the chirps and songs of the first White
Throated Sparrows for the fall here in Heisey Road Orchard!

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
 

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Date: 10/12/17 6:04 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Laughing Gull Tioga County
A short time ago I located a rather dark looking imm laughing gull from the
north lookout at Cowanesque Lake in northern Tioga County. It was sitting
on the water with about a dozen ring-billed gulls. After a few minutes the
birds lifted off the water and dispersed with the laughing gull last seen
flying westward over the lake with some of the ring-billed gulls. Drove to
the west end of the lake stopping at some lookouts/boat launches along the
way with no success in relocating the bird. I am currently along rt 49 on
the southwest section of the lake where it is much shallower with many
logs/stumps for birds to perch on sorting through just some ring-billed
gulls and some DC Cormorants. It still may be the area.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.
 

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Date: 10/11/17 7:05 pm
From: Eli DePaulis <elidepaulis1...>
Subject: FOS White-Crowned Sparrows- Adams County
PA Birders,
Today while walking the dog I pished up a flock of seven White-Crowned Sparrows along Ridge Road in York Springs. These birds were the FOS for me.

Good Birding,
-Eli DePaulis

York Springs, Adams County
 

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Date: 10/11/17 5:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (11 Oct 2017) 42 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 1 3 114
Bald Eagle 1 36 138
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 131 422
Cooper's Hawk 10 48 153
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 11
Broad-winged Hawk 1 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 0 18 25
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 40 154
Merlin 0 1 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 42 300 11722
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Evelyn Fowles, Hank Davis, Kathleen Pileggi, Mike Fowles

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (6): Hank Davis, Kathleen Pileggi, Rick Casey, Mike Fowles, Evelyn
Fowles.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Overcast with a bit of drizzle (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 7,100-3,100
ft., Visibility - 10-6 miles, Temps 66 - 72F, Winds NE @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>

Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Bald Eagle,
1-Cooper's Hawk, 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.-1; 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: ---What Would You Like to Camouflage?---

Feels good to be caught up on my writing and reports after the annual Big
Sit barrage. Its hard not to get behind when youre in the field 14
hours per day running consecutive events.

Hank was at The Watch even before me this morning. Or at least it
sounded like Hank. I couldnt see him. This someone sounding like Hank
was adorned totally in camouflage, WEARING a mini camouflage blind
concealing the person within, tripod, camera, and long lens. Hank always
wears shorts and if this was actually Hank under there, Im sure camouflage
shorts were involved concealing hiswell, umshortcomings! (sorry
Hank) Whoever this arrangement concealed, was here attempting to
photograph the Orange-crowned Warbler weve had the last three days, and
perhaps the Lincolns Sparrows. At 8:44am the Lincolns came in and got
his picture taken by Hank. The Orange-crowned never did I fear it gone.


I never did see Hank, but I did see my cinnamon-raisin bagel (with berry
cream cheese), for it was not in a camouflage bag, rather it took temporary
refuge in a plain brown bag with Wawa written over it - a dead giveaway.
In the end it was found and devoured, meeting a cruel, harsh end washed
down by field coffee.

Half of the mystery of Saturdays drive-by bloggings is solved as people
came forward. I thought they might. Admitting you have a problem is the
first step towards solving it, right? Thanks Dave & Rita for coming for
speaking upit shall set you free! So, although I was indeed the victim of
a drive-by blogging at least it was not anonymous. And thanks so much
for your comments, Dave & Rita.

We had a late Broad-winged come right overhead this morning an immature.


Friend Rick, was here checking the pipeline. Its still here, Rick! .

Boy, were the Monarchs moving today! They were very high and obviously
migrating, but every time you scanned high up there were several in view,
no matter where you looked! We watched a Sharp-shinned Hawk initially go
after a Monarch (thinking it a bird?) and upon realizing what it was,
decided against it.
<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>
1-Great Blue Heron, 1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1-Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
20-Palm Warbler, 2-Swamp Sparrow, 2-Lincoln's Sparrow, 4-White-crowned
Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (8): Monarch - 500, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered
Skipper, Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner.
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: 4.27; Steps: 10,012; Floors: 9.
<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: 54; this season: 123
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks overcast with a threat of mid-day showers. Who
knows?
<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: 10/11/17 2:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (11 Oct 2017) 126 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 24 163
Turkey Vulture 17 117 476
Osprey 0 19 248
Bald Eagle 1 32 241
Northern Harrier 2 10 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 82 434 792
Cooper's Hawk 12 58 114
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 1 15 132
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 7 86
Merlin 1 7 22
Peregrine Falcon 2 22 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 30 170

Total: 126 779 11420
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers:

Visitors:
Mr. Beyer and Mrs. Castagna middle school class from Salisbury, Carson from
Palmerton, and some day hikers.


Weather:
65-70F, E winds at 4-8 mph. Visibility decreasing throughout the day
(20-10 miles) with on and off light rain showers.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (1): 1321a.

Peregrine Falcon (2): 1332a, 1405u.

Merlin flying through the bowl and an adult Cooper's Hawk seen flying by
with a full crop.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (152), Raven (5), Canada Goose (965), Chickadee, Pileated
Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse.


Predictions:
A chance of rain or drizzle, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 62. Northeast wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New
precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/11/17 2:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (11 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 82
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 5 66
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 27 187
Cooper's Hawk 2 11 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 24 123
Merlin 1 3 17
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 18
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 2 5

Total: 25 95 2915
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers: Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, John Mercer

Weather:
Cloudy threatening rain all day but only an occasional spitting.
Temperature in the 70's winds light and shifting.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterfly were on the move today, we counted 972. They were
everywhere, from way our visible by binocular only to so close we had to
duck as they almost bumped us on the head.
Canada Geese also sailed by in high groups. We counted 191 as migrating.

Predictions:
Possible drizzle in the morning, cooler, temperature reaching only 65. It
should be mostly cloudy with winds ENE 9mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/11/17 2:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Oct 2017) 62 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 5 67 82
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 17 260
Bald Eagle 0 20 173
Northern Harrier 1 6 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 510 1079
Cooper's Hawk 8 46 103
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 5 8 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 84
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 34 195
Merlin 3 12 55
Peregrine Falcon 2 33 49
Unknown Falcon 1 6 12
Unknown Raptor 1 4 18

Total: 62 806 12923
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: JF Therrien

Counters: JF Therrien, Levon Harutyunyan, Zoey Greenburg,
Zoey Greenburg, Levon Harutyunyan

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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/11/17 11:10 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (11 Oct 2017) Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 0 78 88
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 0 2 16
SS 0 283 428
CH 0 20 51
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 0 149 371
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 5 14
PG 0 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 0 587 4892
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 09:30:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
cloudy within 1 mile of watch but lt E winds and dense fog at watch & in
valley. Rain at 9:30 EST

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
turkeys on watch lane

Predictions:
occasional showers overnight. On Thurs. AM showers then cloudy;lt to mod
ESE winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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Date: 10/11/17 6:44 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 11, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 0720 to 0850
Weather: Cloudy, temp.62 F, NE wind to 25 mph, waves 4 to 5 feet, Light to moderate rain showers.
Comments: Not much moving, except a few Canada Geeseand Double-crested Cormorants moving across the lake from Canada.

Canada Goose 31
Lesser Scaup 7
Red-breastedMerganser 4
Common Loon 3
Double-crestedCormorant 56
Sanderling 7


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

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Date: 10/11/17 4:42 am
From: Bruce Carl <hrdabrd...>
Subject: Sandhill Crane Tioga County
Just had a single Sandhill Crane flyover the Muck north of Wellsboro in
Tioga County. Was traveling South!

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.
 

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Date: 10/10/17 9:46 pm
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: Northern Parula, Hummingbird - Cumberland County
I saw a beautiful male northern parula in the hedge this morning. The
yellow on the throat and breast, the band across the breast and the wing
bars were clearly visible. I don't recall ever seeing one before in the
garden. I've primarily seem them in spring in swampy areas near
Charleston, South Carolina.

I've been looking for hummingbirds each morning and today Tuesday
10/10/17, the parula appeared first, then a hummingbird appeared on the
salvia greggi and another hummer(or the same one?) on the pineapple
salvia. The hummingbirds looked like young ruby throated hummingbirds,
not as fluffed out as the one I had been seeing and not as dark on the
breast. He/she's head was covered with pollen. It looked like it had a
light yellow cap!

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 10/10/17 8:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (10 Oct 2017) 37 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1 1
Osprey 0 2 113
Bald Eagle 9 35 137
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 107 398
Cooper's Hawk 4 38 143
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 6 18 25
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 35 149
Merlin 0 1 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 37 258 11680
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Hank Davis

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (16): Hank Davis, LaFang, George & Joel Flachs, Rhoda McNitt, Lea
Gummey (+ 7 ATB group), Tim Zador, Ian Stewart.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Partly Cloudy (75-50% cloud cover), Ceiling - 28,000-30,000 ft., Visibility
- 10 miles, Temps 79 - 81F, Winds NNW @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Bald Eagle,
1-Cooper's Hawk, 3-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous
Black (70) and Turkey Vultures (70).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-2; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-7
<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: ---Crowned Jewel---

What was our first bird on our fabulous water feature this morning, you
ask? Give me a second to make my coffee and Ill tell you. You likely
guessed it, anyway. Thats right, it was our Orange-crowned Warbler
still here and acting a little cozy - arriving all by itself, lazily
sipping then splashing around a bit in Bucktoe Basin. Four apparent
tagalong Common Yellowthroats were in soon afterwards. I believe these two
species may be wandering our meadow in loose association, as this is the
second time I have found them together.

Hank was here to photograph our Orange-crowned. It did not appear for his
lens. Must be the lens It was a nice day for Bald Eagles though, with
total of 10 being seen.

We stayed for the After the Bell group from The Land Conservancy for
Southern Chester Countywe watched for Eagles, but to no avail this time.
We did see White-crowned Sparrows, Palm Warbler and a Red-tailed Hawk.

This latest White-crowned was a second adult here for the season and was
banded one of yours, Ian? Ian was out and showed me how to gather the
MOTUS info from the tower.
<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>
1-ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 6-Palm Warbler, 1-Savannah Sparrow, 2-Swamp
Sparrow, 2-Lincoln's Sparrow, 4-White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (8): Monarch - 14, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered
Skipper, Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner.
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: 5.81; Steps: 13,637; Floors:
18.
<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: 49; this season: 123
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like not too good a day, folks. Rain expected.
<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: 10/10/17 8:28 pm
From: Dave Leibert <xdave...>
Subject: Totally Cool Peregrine @BOK , Lehigh County
Howdy All,

While up at Bake Oven Knob today for the Fall raptor migration we had an
awesome peregrine make a brief but exciting visit.

Richard spotted this bird in level flight over what we call the Notch.
It was up a bit and flew without flapping at a good pace. This bird was
probably slightly north of the ridge center line. We noticed that it had
what appeared to be a full crop.

The bird continued to glide to a spot just a little bit past our
position It suddenly pulled in its wings and made a hard 90 degree left
turn towards the area behind the lookout where we were sitting . It
dove and in an instant it quickly accelerated to a speed over 100 mph.
We could hear a pretty loud rush of air associated with its motion as it
was so close.

As it approached the mountain it flared and landed in a dead tree about
75 feet past the lookout. It didn't stay long as it probably looked over
and saw a bunch of stunned hawkwatchers staring over at it.

Happy Birding,

Dave
 

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Date: 10/10/17 8:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (09 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 113
Bald Eagle 0 26 128
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 95 386
Cooper's Hawk 0 34 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 30 144
Merlin 0 1 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 221 11643
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:

Observers:

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



Weather:
RAIN (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 1,600 ft., Visibility - 1 miles, Temps
72F, Winds SSE-NW @ 10 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-tailed Hawk, and
numerous Black (3) and Turkey Vultures (5).
<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: ---RAIN---

The Orange-crowned was still here as were 3 Lincolns Sparrows.
<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>
1-ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (3): Monarch - 1, Clouded Sulphur,
Orange Sulphur. 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: 1.89; Steps: 4,443; Floors: 13.
<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: 44; this season: 123
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): NONE.
<BR><BR>

========================================================================
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: 10/10/17 7:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (08 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 113
Bald Eagle 5 26 128
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 93 384
Cooper's Hawk 7 34 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 3 12 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 28 142
Merlin 1 1 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 53 217 11639
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 20:00:00
Total observation time: 14 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (29): Marian Quinn, Kathleen Pileggi, Carolyn Laskowski, Barb
Rhoads, Jeff Wahl, George Graham, Rick Wolf, Ellie Wolf, Rhoda McNitt,
Anita Regester, Charlotte McClain, Bob Reitz, Rand McIlvaine, Rick
Robinson, Melody Montgomery, Amanda Montgomery, Chris Rummel, Linda Rummel,
Lana Glass, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Julie Engiles, Maria Zouras, Elias Zouras,
Nick Brokaw, Chloe Heimbuch, Tom Brokaw, Margretta Brokaw, Sandy Moser.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Mostly Cloudy w/showers (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 2,200-5,000 ft.,
Visibility - 5-10 miles, Temps 72 - 77F, Winds SW @ 10 - 15 mph.
<BR><BR>

Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
3-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (30) and
Turkey Vultures (40).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-1; 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: ---Crown Me---
Bucktoe Creek Preserve Big Sit & Hawk Watch

On site at 5 am for OUR Big Sit and to conduct our regular Sunday Bird
Walk. My arrival was greeted by a chorus of Screech Owls and a Barred Owl.
Walk highlights included Lincolns Sparrow, a tree full of Palm Warblers,
and a Kestrel in a faceoff with Flickers.again.

Bucktoe royalty was out, wearing no crowns, though I would bestow them.
The Brokaws (our hosts) visited The Watch, this time with brother, Nick
from Puerto Rico and sister, Chloe. Ive been worried about Nick since the
hurricane tore through his country and not being able to get through to
him, but Nick tells that all is as well as can be expected. Margretta had
little family addition, Poly in tow. Poly is a beagle (or very nearly so),
but failed miserably in her hunting class, opting for people instead. We
love Poly.

Shortly after noon, our Lincolns Sparrow took a bath in our amazing
water feature.

Sandy Moser was here with cider and brownies. Good job, Sandy!

Then at 2:15pm, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (our second every at the Watch)
one of this regions rarest warblers - thrilled Sandy and I by bathing in
our eminently fabulous water feature. So glad you were able to enjoy it
with me Sandy. And Sandy, thanks for the donation.

BUCKTOE BIG SIT SPECIES LIST:
1. Canada Goose
2. Mallard
3. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4. Mourning Dove
5. Chimney Swift
6. Black Vulture
7. Turkey Vulture
8. Bald Eagle
9. Cooper's Hawk
10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
11. Red-shouldered Hawk
12. Red-tailed Hawk
13. Eastern Screech-Owl
14. Barred Owl
15. Belted Kingfisher
16. Red-bellied Woodpecker
17. Downy Woodpecker
18. Hairy Woodpecker
19. Northern Flicker
20. Pileated Woodpecker
21. Merlin
22. American Kestrel
23. Eastern Phoebe
24. Blue Jay
25. American Crow
26. Fish Crow
27. Tree Swallow
28. Carolina Chickadee
29. Tufted Titmouse
30. White-breasted Nuthatch
31. House Wren
32. Carolina Wren
33. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
34. Eastern Bluebird
35. American Robin
36. Gray Catbird
37. Northern Mockingbird
38. European Starling
39. Cedar Waxwing
40. House Finch
41. American Goldfinch
42. Orange-crowned Warbler
43. Common Yellowthroat
44. Palm Warbler
45. Eastern Towhee
46. Chipping Sparrow
47. Field Sparrow
48. Savannah Sparrow
49. Swamp Sparrow
50. Song Sparrow
51. Lincoln's Sparrow
52. White-crowned Sparrow
53. White-throated Sparrow
54. Northern Cardinal
55. Indigo Bunting
56. Blue Grosbeak
57. Red-winged Blackbird
58. Common Grackle
59. Brown-headed Cowbird
<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>
1-ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 3-Lincoln's Sparrow, 1-Blue GrosbeaK.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (10): Monarch - 32, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem. Dragonflies
(2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags. Reptiles & Amphibians (1): Spring
Peeper. Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, White-tailed Deer.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.11; Steps: 11,993; Floors:
19.
<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: 59; this season: 123
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1):
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.
<BR><BR>

========================================================================
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: 10/10/17 7:19 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (10 Oct 2017) 274 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 6 16 16
TV 19 168 168
OS 6 25 224
BE 6 36 291
NH 0 13 34
SS 208 1095 2101
CH 9 41 101
NG 1 1 1
RS 2 3 8
BW 0 3 8049
RT 0 28 207
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 7 14 206
ML 3 7 24
PG 1 39 53
UA 0 5 11
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 3 4 6
UR 3 9 62

Total: 274 1508 11580
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11.75 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Pat Freed

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds with winds calm and light N.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - SS 8:37
Last bird - SS 4:59

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 116
BE AD 12:15, 12:25, 3:04 x 3
WB 1:15
UE 1:15, 1:20, 1:20
PG 12:13




Eastern Screech Owl
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
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: 10/10/17 4:52 pm
From: M & K Mannella <mkmannella...>
Subject: Screech Owl-allegheny county
At 7:00 this evening we heard the decending trill call of an Eastern Screech Owl in our back yard. It lasted about 2 minutes, a sweet little visit. We live just above the main entrance to South Park.

A few weeks ago we heard one in the parking lot of Dorido's in South Park.

Michele M
Bethel Park

Sent from miPhone
 

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Date: 10/10/17 4:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (10 Oct 2017) 90 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 7 7
TV 0 8 8
OS 1 1 49
BE 6 14 60
NH 0 2 14
SS 52 143 239
CH 11 17 35
NG 0 0 0
RS 2 3 9
BW 0 2 2445
RT 7 19 41
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 4 10 52
ML 5 5 11
PG 2 8 11
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 90 241 2991
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Greg Grove, Lou Saporito, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind NW 1-5 mph, sky cloudy to start, gradually clearing, temp 19-26C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1102 Ad, 1236 Ad, 1306 Ad, 1309 4-yr, 1336 Ad, 1546 Imm
AK: 1 male, 3 unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jay-41, Tree Swallow-656, Red-breasted Nuthatch-1, Winter Wren-1,
Yellow-rumped Warbler-2, Black-throated Green Warbler-1, monarch-44
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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

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Date: 10/10/17 4:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Oct 2017) 248 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 32 62 77
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 17 260
Bald Eagle 2 20 173
Northern Harrier 2 5 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 185 477 1046
Cooper's Hawk 13 38 95
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 14
Broad-winged Hawk 1 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 84
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 9 31 192
Merlin 2 9 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 31 47
Unknown Falcon 0 5 11
Unknown Raptor 0 3 17

Total: 248 744 12861
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.83 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adehl Schwaderer, Bob Davidheiser, Rob Feldman, Rudy Keller

Weather:
W to NW winds
mostly cldy

Raptor Observations:
Bald EagleJV migrant 1141, subadult 1253
non migrant heading north ADULT 940

Non-raptor Observations:
145 CA geese, 14 blue jay, 11 raven , 2 winter wren, 12 RC kinglet
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/10/17 4:24 pm
From: Doug Filler <d.filler...>
Subject: Owls in Levittown
Just spent the last half-hour watching a great horned owl down in the power line cut below my house. It first landed on one power line pole and then flew to a closer one giving really good views while there was still enough light to see color of feathers and the bright yellow eyes. The bird was an adult I could even see the white under the chin while it was still light out.

Doug Filler
Levittown
 

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Date: 10/10/17 3:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (10 Oct 2017) 80 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 10 10 25
Turkey Vulture 11 18 18
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 0 8 68
Northern Harrier 0 1 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47 320 503
Cooper's Hawk 6 33 63
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 1 15 55
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 12
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 80 434 5544
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Gary La Belle, Gayle Lawrence, Jay George, Rosemary Spreha,
Steve Rannels, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
5-visitors; 2-vehicles


Weather:
Light variable wind in the A.M. Plenty of cloud cover for detection
purposes. Temp's in the high 60's to mid 70's

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Raven family of 5 playing around the site all day. Monarchs-8; Buck
Moths-10; Pileated fly-by; Barred Owl calling in Stoney Valley late in the
day.

Predictions:
Rain at some point. A change in weather pattern needed for better flights.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 10/10/17 3:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (10 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 82
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 3 5 66
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 18 178
Cooper's Hawk 3 9 35
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 13 112
Merlin 0 2 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 17
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 4

Total: 21 70 2890
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, Bruce Childs

Observers: Al Guarente, Bill Roache, Bob Kelly, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
SInger songwriters, Doug Hill, and Jeni Englund, entertained the group in
the afternoon, practicing their set in the gazebo


Weather:
Sunny, and warm, with generally light winds, mostly N or NE. Some scattered
clouds

Raptor Observations:
Some migrants noted pushing through, including a few Bald Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies - 41

Canada Geese- 141

Belted Kingfisher- 1



Predictions:
Overcast, with possible rain in the afternoon hours. Winds ENE
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/10/17 2:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (10 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 8 78 88
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 0 2 16
SS 7 283 428
CH 1 20 51
NG 0 0 2
RS 1 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 7 149 371
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 5 14
PG 0 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 1 4 25
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 25 587 4892
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Stewart, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
2 visitors, Bob Stewart and Nancy Ott helped with spotting


Weather:
Light winds out of the NW
Average temp 20C
Cloud cover 100 to 0%
Visibility clear up to 40km haze across the valley

Raptor Observations:
25 raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
8 monarch's, fritillarys, cabbage whites, clouded sulpher's

Ravens, crows, blue jays, robins, hairy woodpecker

Predictions:
Rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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Date: 10/10/17 2:49 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (10 Oct 2017) 172 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 21 160
Turkey Vulture 13 100 459
Osprey 5 19 248
Bald Eagle 4 31 240
Northern Harrier 3 8 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 128 352 710
Cooper's Hawk 13 46 102
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 6 85
Merlin 2 6 21
Peregrine Falcon 1 20 33
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 26 166

Total: 172 653 11294
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Bob Astleford, Richard, Rob Keith, Scott Keys

Visitors:
Two section hikers.

Additional Observers: Mark Boyd, Rick Gaeta, Dave Leibert, Ray Hennessy,
and Dave Johnson.


Weather:
68-75F, mostly cloudy skies becoming mostly sunny by late afternoon. Good
visibility (30 miles) with SW winds at 1-4 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (4): 1030a, 1340a, 1340a, 1450i.

Peregrine Falcon (1): 1608a.

Three SSHA in a row flying by with full crops, a male and immature NOHA
migrating together, and two adult BAEA flying with 22 Ravens.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (159), Raven (29), Canada Goose (135), Chickadee, Pileated
Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-throated
Blue Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blue Jay,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, Downy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren,
Chimney Swift

Predictions:
Showers, mainly after 2pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 69.
East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation
amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/10/17 1:39 pm
From: Heveran . <hheveran...>
Subject: Ducks are back, Green Lane Reservoir, Montgomery Co.
Dear PA Birders,

I stopped at the Church Rd. parking lot at Green Lane Reservoir this afternoon. There were no shorebirds, as the developing mudflats a few days ago got covered again with the recent rains.

It was nice to see the ducks back, though. I recorded six duck species, and it was neat to see a Red-tailed Hawk harassing the local Bald Eagle pair.

Here is my eBird checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39810939


Good birding,
Paul Heveran
 

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Date: 10/10/17 11:51 am
From: LeRoy Tabb <leroytabb...>
Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 24th, 2017
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 24th, 2017

_______________________________________________

Antarctic Odyssey-- by Dr. Steve Rannels


Program Description:


A long time dream to visit Antarctica was fulfilled by journeying to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. We retraced some of the path of Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic1915 journey on it's centenary year. The natural history was breathtaking at every excursion-imagine standing within a colony of 250,000 King Penguins. Albatrosses, penguins, seals and sea lions abound in an environment of strikingly beautiful mountains, glaciers and icebergs.


____________________________________________

About the Speaker:

Dr. Rannels is a retired Professor of Physiology at from Hershey, Penn State. He has had a life-long interest in insects, but birding directs his travels to locations around the world with his wife Sharon, a native of New Zealand.


_______________________________________________


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




Directions:


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


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


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

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


_________________________________________________


For further information please contact:


LeRoy Tabb


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




__,_._,___
 

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Date: 10/10/17 9:02 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Oct 2017) 16 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 7 7 7
TV 8 8 8
OS 0 0 48
BE 0 2 48
NH 0 1 13
SS 1 58 154
CH 0 3 21
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 7
BW 0 2 2445
RT 0 11 33
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 3 45
ML 0 0 6
PG 0 3 6
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 16 100 2850
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Jen Steigerwalt

Observers: Laurie McLaughlin

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Brackbill (<jab56...>)


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Date: 10/10/17 7:02 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 10, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 0710 to 0840
Weather: Variablycloudy, temp. 57 F, calm wind and lake.
Comments: Pretty quiet on the lake.

Waterbirds recorded:

Wood Duck 13
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 6
Lesser Scaup 30
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 2
Double-crestedCormorant 15

Other birds movingacross the lake:

Kinglet 4

Others crossing orflying along the lake:

Bat 1
Painted Lady 4
Monarch 2


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

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Date: 10/10/17 5:26 am
From: Vernon Gauthier <pabirder...>
Subject: Wanted PSO Perry County Compiler
Wanted
Perry County Compiler
No experience as a Compiler necessary
Do not need to be a resident of Perry County
Some knowledge of Perry County birding helpful
Duties: Wirte 4 seasonal summaries of birding in Perrry County
Start Date: December 1, 2017
Compensation: No $$$, but the satisfaction of knowing you are helping
preserve an historical narrative of birding in Perry County and PA.
If interested in finding out more, let me know at <pabirder...>
Vern Gauthier
Newville
Cumberland County



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Date: 10/9/17 5:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (09 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 3 70 80
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 16 150
NH 0 2 16
SS 2 276 421
CH 2 19 50
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 2 18
BW 0 0 3576
RT 0 142 364
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 1 7 23
ML 0 5 14
PG 0 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 3 24
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 8 562 4867
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:

Weather:
Strong W & NW wind with rain showers and drizzle most of the day (until
2:00). Gusts as high as 38 mph. Brief bursts of clearing. Valley was
mostly shrouded in fog, with occasional minutes of partly clearing until
mid-afternoon. High temperature of 20.6 C.

Raptor Observations:
The Cooper's, Sharp-shinned, and migrating Turkey Vultures flew just below,
hugging the ridge. The Kestrel flew low directly overhead. There were also
2 Turkey Vultures and 1 Red-tail patrolling the valley most of the
afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
American Crow 57, Raven 2, Towhee 4, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Blue Jay 17,
Downy Woodpecker 1


Butterflies: Monarch 9
Also Painted Lady, Pearl Crescent, Sulphur, Cabbage White, Red-spotted
Purple, American Copper

Predictions:
Fog expected early. Light NW wind with cloudy to partly cloudy skies. High
of 21 C expected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)


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Date: 10/9/17 3:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (09 Oct 2017) 98 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 10 10
TV 43 149 149
OS 0 19 218
BE 0 30 285
NH 1 13 34
SS 46 887 1893
CH 2 32 92
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 6
BW 0 3 8049
RT 1 28 207
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 0 7 199
ML 1 4 21
PG 4 38 52
UA 0 5 11
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 6 59

Total: 98 1234 11306
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers: Deb Gingrich

Visitors:
Melanie Lowe, Paul Kosten, 25


Weather:
Fog and rain until midday, then mostly cloudy with a moderate WSW wind
moving to WNW late

Raptor Observations:
PG JUV 12:57
PG AD 2:26, 2:29, 3:291

First bird SS 12:14
Last bird TV 4:28

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 14
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/9/17 2:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (09 Oct 2017) 3 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 0 30 45
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 259
Bald Eagle 0 18 170
Northern Harrier 0 3 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 293 862
Cooper's Hawk 0 25 82
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10721
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 22 183
Merlin 0 7 50
Peregrine Falcon 3 31 47
Unknown Falcon 0 5 11
Unknown Raptor 0 3 17

Total: 3 497 12611
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 0 hours

Compiler: Adam Carter

Counters: Adam Carter, Brian Ferrence

Weather:
The remnants of Hurricane Nate passed through today with showers until
about 3pm. The latter half of the afternoon saw variable winds and mostly
cloudy skies.

Raptor Observations:
Amazing views of Peregrines.

Non-raptor Observations:
two Monarchs, one dragonfly

Eastern Phoebe 1, Blue Jay 2, Tree Swallow 18

Predictions:
Tuesday
Areas of fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Light north wind.

Wednesday
Showers likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. East
wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts
of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/9/17 2:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (09 Oct 2017) Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 19 158
Turkey Vulture 0 87 446
Osprey 0 14 243
Bald Eagle 0 27 236
Northern Harrier 0 5 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 224 582
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 89
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 84
Merlin 0 4 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 19 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 26 166

Total: 0 481 11122
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
75F, low hanging fog caused poor visibility (1-3 miles). Light rain
showers throughout the late afternoon. Winds SW at 2-6 mph.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm
wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/9/17 1:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (09 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 48
BE 1 8 54
NH 0 2 14
SS 2 90 186
CH 0 6 24
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 7
BW 0 2 2445
RT 0 12 34
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 6 48
ML 0 0 6
PG 0 6 9
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 4 135 2885
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Kyler

Observers: David Kyler, Jim Dunn

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Kestrel 1 unk
BE-12:32

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow-425, BV-10, TV-3, Red-tail-1 not counted, Phoebe-1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (<davidkyler...>)


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Date: 10/9/17 11:32 am
From: Russ States <pelagics202...>
Subject: Kahle Lake area, Clarion Co.
There were 4 Sandhill Cranes near the intersection of Community & Neely Rds.
South of Neely & west of Community.
This is north east of the lake.
Russ States
Oil City, PA
 

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Date: 10/9/17 10:38 am
From: David Yeany II <dyeany...>
Subject: The Messenger: Movie Night and Q&A with Conservationists
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is pleased to host an upcoming
Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance (ABCA) event at the WPC Pittsburgh
office.


On October 12th at 6:30pm, ABCA will sponsor a free showing of the powerful
bird conservation documentary, The Messenger*,* followed by an interactive
panel discussion with bird experts and conservation professionals from ABCA
organizations. You’ll learn more about bird conservation across our region
and how you can help birds and their habitats.


The event includes a 90-minute viewing of *The Messenger*, followed by
a 45-minute
panel discussion and Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. While the
event is free, registration is required due to limited seating.

See more details and register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-messenger-movie-night-and-qa-with-conservationists-tickets-36890465375

The Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance (ABCA) was formed as a partnership
with goals focused on improving bird habitats, reducing threats to birds,
bird research, and increasing awareness about bird conservation issues. The
ABCA was created as a way for member organizations to seek opportunities
for collaboration and to more effectively work toward bird conservation in
our region. Current alliance members include the Carnegie Museum of Natural
History (CMNH), National Aviary, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania,
American Bird Conservancy, Allegheny Land Trust, Humane Animal Rescue
Wildlife Center, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and the Western Pennsylvania
Conservancy.


--
David Yeany II
*Conservation Planning Specialist/Ornithologist*
*Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program*
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
 

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Date: 10/9/17 9:50 am
From: Susanne Varley <mywintermoon...>
Subject: Wissahickon Nature Club Meeting, Allegheny County
Wissahickon Nature Club Meeting

On Thursday, October 12, 7:30 pm Walt Schaffer will present Birding Merritt Island. Merritt Island is a census-designated place in Brevard County, Florida, located on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean. Walt and Dana have birded Merritt Island, Florida many times. Learn why it’s such a good place to bird as they take us through a tour of the island.
The meeting and program begins at 7:30 p.m. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. for coffee, tea and a potluck dessert. Bring a mug. Free and open to the public. Bring your friends.
Meetings are held at:
Fern Hollow Nature Center
1901 Glen Mitchell Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
412.741.6136
For directions visit our website at:
http://www.wissahickonnatureclub.com/ <http://www.wissahickonnatureclub.com/>
Yours in conservation,
Susanne Varley 412-771-4737
“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” Rachel Carson
 

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Date: 10/9/17 7:02 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Eroe County waterbird count for Oct. 9, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 9, 2017
Time: 0715 to 0845
Weather: Cloudy, temp.64 F, wind NE to 25 mph, waves 3 to 4 feet, light to heavy rain showers.
Comments: This storm was the remnants of HurricaneNate. Other than a few shorebirds thatdropped in for a while, there were only two ducks passing by and very fewgulls.

Waterbirds recorded:

Mallard 1
Lesser Scaup 1
Black-belliedPlover 3
Sanderling 6
Dunlin 1


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

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Date: 10/9/17 5:29 am
From: Albert Guarente <0000005bfd76f698-dmarc-request...>
Subject: White-winged Tern
The white-winged tern seen yesterday at John Heinz Refuge and seen earlier this morning hasn't been seen now for the last 45 minutes.

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Date: 10/8/17 6:13 pm
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine...>
Subject: Black-bellied Plover, Mercer Co.
The drawdown to winter pool level at Shenango Res. began very late this
year, and as of now there is still very little mud at the West River area.
However the reservoir level (893.31') is finally low enough to expose *some*
mud and today seven species of shorebirds were present:



Black-bellied Plover 1

Killdeer 39

Pectoral Sandpiper 5

Wilson's Snipe 3

Spotted Sandpiper 2

Solitary Sandpiper 2

Lesser Yellowlegs 2





Geoff Malosh

Allegheny County

www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/


 

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Date: 10/8/17 5:15 pm
From: Stringer, Randy C. <RCStringer...>
Subject: NW Pa on 10/7/2017
Dear Birders,

Yesterday I spent all day birding Presque Isle State Park in Erie County (hereafter PI), Pymatuning Area (PY) in Crawford County, and a few spots in Mercer County (M). I tallied 89 species and had nine species of raptors, ten species of warblers, ten species of waterfowl, and ten species of shorebirds.

Weather was muggy, temperatures ranged from 63 to 81 degrees. Light rain fell in the morning at PI but it eventually cleared into mostly sunny skies by noon. PY was sunny with temperatures in the 70's and incessant southwest wind all day; at PI it was out of the southwest and steady.

PI held the warblers with Orange-crowned (2), Magnolia, Palm, Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, American Redstart, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Yellow-rumped and Common Yellowthroat.

Additionally PI had Winter Wren (3), Y.B. Sapsucker (4), Brown Creeper (2), Hermit Thrush (17), and a total of 38 kinglets of both species.

Raptors at PI were well represented with Cooper's Hawk (3), Sharp-shinned (1), and an immature Northern Goshawk that called repeatedly on Pine Tree Trail. Two Peregrine Falcons were hunting in Thompson Bay Inlet.

A flock of 18 Blue-winged Teal was notable in Thompson Bay Inlet, both for the date and the number.

Sparrows included Lincoln's (4) and White-crowned (2). Thompson Bay Inlet also had a single Great Egret plus a Black-belled Plover at Beach #11.

Moving on to Pymatuning and the Fish Hatchery at Linesville. At the spit east of the main building, I noted both yellowlegs, Short and Long Billed Dowitcher, Stilt Sandpiper, Dunlin, with Killdeer plus Black-bellied and American Golden Plover. Two Great Egrets were also present.

A total of 27 Bald Eagles were seen in three locations.

Mercer County provided a few missed species including Pied-billed Grebe, Mute Swan, and thousands of blackbirds, including two Rusty Blackbirds.

Good Birding,

Randy Stringer
Grove City, PA
 

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Date: 10/8/17 3:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (08 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 7 7 7
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 0 8 68
Northern Harrier 0 1 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 273 456
Cooper's Hawk 0 27 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 46
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 14 54
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 12
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 15 354 5464
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Early AM rain delayed start, Light SW wind under overcast skies. Temps
78-80.

Raptor Observations:
Ad BE's seen traveling east over Stoney Valley, and over Blue Mtn. Likely
local and not counted.
First bird @9:59 est

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated WP, 100+ blue jays, 100+ monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 10/8/17 3:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (08 Oct 2017) 19 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 2 67 77
OS 0 4 70
BE 0 17 151
NH 0 2 16
SS 7 274 419
CH 5 17 48
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 2 18
BW 0 0 3576
RT 5 142 364
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 6 22
ML 0 5 14
PG 0 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 3 24
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 19 555 4860
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Barb Carrier, Brian Wargo, Dave Darney, Ed Gowarty,
Jeanine Ging, Rosemary McGlynn, Tom/Janet Kuehl,
Wayne Sierer

Visitors:
approx 50
Many members attended a wonderful hawk watch picnic.
Helping spot: Brian Wargo, Rosemary McGlynn, Dave Darney, Joe & Barb
Carrier, Tom & Janet Kuehl, Ed Gowarty, Wayne Sierer, Tom Dick and many
others.


Weather:
Drizzle first hour this AM then heavy cloud cover and more showers after
1:30 PM EST.
Tropical rainstorm Nate arriving this afternoon.
Moderate to light winds out of the west.


Raptor Observations:
19 migrating raptors.


Non-raptor Observations:
blue jays; towhee, red-bellied woodpecker.

Predictions:
more of tropical rainstorm Nate.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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Date: 10/8/17 3:38 pm
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird...>
Subject: Warblers - Buhl Park, Mercer Co
Kim Springer rustled up a number of us local birders this morning at
Buhl Park, Hermitage, and we were rewarded with somewhat of a fallout in
the woods just east of the Casino parking area. For an hour or more
there were multiple warblers in sight frequently. We saw a total of nine
warbler species mainly in the many birches and other small trees.
Counting was difficult! Kim's conservative warbler listing on eBird:
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 1

A Winter Wren, chipping a lot and seen by most of us, was another highlight.
Ruby and Golden-crowned Kinglets were numerous, especially when we went
over to the Julia Buhl garden near the south entrance.

Steve Sanford
Sharon PA




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Date: 10/8/17 3:24 pm
From: Lisa Dziuban <dziubanlisa...>
Subject: Common Raven - Plumstead Twp. Bucks County
On 9/11/17 I thought I may have seen two Common Ravens flying across the street. They landed in a snag. What alerted me was the croaking call. I watched them soar and thought they seemed larger than crows. They were too high for me to see their tails.
Today I heard the same call and a single one flew right above me and I did notice the distinct wedge shaped tail. Not far from the snag is a quarry and there is plenty of deer (and other) carrion in the ag fields immediately adjacent.


Lisa Dziuban
 

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Date: 10/8/17 3:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (08 Oct 2017) Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 82
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 7 167
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 11 110
Merlin 0 2 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 17
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 4

Total: 0 49 2869
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Chuck Root

Observers:

Weather:
drizzle in the am, and rain at noon. Winds out of the SE/S

Raptor Observations:
No raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
One Monarch Butterfly

Predictions:
Rain. Remnants of Hurricane Nate will impact the region
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/8/17 2:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (08 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 0 30 45
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 16 259
Bald Eagle 0 18 170
Northern Harrier 0 3 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 293 862
Cooper's Hawk 0 25 82
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10721
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 22 183
Merlin 0 7 50
Peregrine Falcon 4 28 44
Unknown Falcon 0 5 11
Unknown Raptor 0 3 17

Total: 7 494 12608
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: David Barber, Doug Wood, Mark Blauer

Weather:
Dense fog in AM then overcast, W winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
PEFA: 0940A, 1311A, 1431I, 1438A

Non-raptor Observations:
yellow-bellied sapsucker, tree swallow, golden and ruby-crowned kinglet,
nashville, norther parula, magnolia, cape may, black-throated blue,
yellow-rumped, black-throated green, blackpoll, black-and-white, and pine
warblers, dark-eyed junco
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/hawk-mountain-sanctuary/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/8/17 2:21 pm
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Apparent White-winged Tern, John Heinz NWR, Philly
Just relaying, so those not monitoring social media don’t miss...

George Armistead just posted to the ABA Rare Bird Alert... “Apparent
White-winged Tern at Heinz NWR, PA being seen by folks doing Big Sit right
now [10/8/17]. (Passing along the report; found by Adrian Binns).” The
refuge is in Philadelphia, Pa., with the impoundment being in Philadelphia
County.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
 

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Date: 10/8/17 2:15 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 48
BE 2 7 53
NH 0 2 14
SS 14 88 184
CH 1 6 24
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 7
BW 0 2 2445
RT 1 12 34
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 5 47
ML 0 0 6
PG 1 6 9
UA 1 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 21 131 2881
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Observation start time: 12:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers: Greg Grove

Weather:
light WSW , 100% cloud cover, 70s

Raptor Observations:
Ad Be 1245, Imm BE 155

AK - unk

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallows 505

Monarchs 76
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Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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Date: 10/8/17 2:15 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (08 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 19 158
Turkey Vulture 3 87 446
Osprey 0 14 243
Bald Eagle 0 27 236
Northern Harrier 0 5 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 224 582
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 89
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 84
Merlin 0 4 19
Peregrine Falcon 1 19 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 26 166

Total: 8 481 11122
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Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers: Dave Levandusky, Travis Rennig

Visitors:
Steady flow of visitors to the South Lookout.


Weather:
Lingering fog until 1100.

Visibility: 1/4 mile initially, increasing to 10 miles. Temps: 71-75F.
Wind: 3-5 SW. Cloud cover 100%.

Raptor Observations:
Migrating Raptors: Four.

Peregrine Falcon (1): 1412a.

Sharp-shinned Hawk (3).

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (2), Raven (1).

Predictions:
Monday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 75. South wind 10 to
15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three
quarters and one inch possible.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/8/17 1:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (08 Oct 2017) 63 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 10 10
TV 0 106 106
OS 0 19 218
BE 2 30 285
NH 0 12 33
SS 52 841 1847
CH 4 30 90
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 6
BW 0 3 8049
RT 1 27 206
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 1 7 199
ML 0 3 20
PG 3 34 48
UA 0 5 11
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 6 59

Total: 63 1136 11208
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner

Observers: Jose Medina, Tina Cole

Visitors:
59


Weather:
Fog, clearing about 11:00. Light southwest wind with low clouds all day.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 12:52
BE JUV 12:21
PG AD 12:12,1:13, 1:32

First Bird SS 10:29
Last Bird SS 2:58

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 23
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Report submitted by Gene Wagner (<nate...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/8/17 12:25 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Allegheny Co. Sightings
This morning I did a sit at the Imperial Grasslands main pond and had these
highlights

4 Green-winged Teal
1 N. Harrier
1 Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Greater Yellowlegs
18 E. Meadowlark

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/7/17 8:14 pm
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County
I am still seeing one or two hummingbirds daily here in Centre County. Every one seems to be a Rubythroat, and each gets a close look.

Ron Rovansek
Centre County

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Bob Schutsky
Sent: Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:50 AM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County

Dear PABirders,

There is at least one female Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting the flowers at our home in Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, PA. I saw one Friday afternoon and a similarly-plumaged bird today. Nectar sources include several species of Salvia, plus Lantana, Nicotiana, and Little Red Morning Glory. There has been no activity at the two sugar water feeders that are near the flower beds. Friday's bird had a large amount of whitish pollen on its forehead, crown, and at the base of the bill.

In the 20+ years that Nancy and I have lived here, we have rarely seen a Ruby-throated Hummer after October 5th. We had an exceptionally late sighting in early November about 10 years ago.

Now we are hoping to see a different species of hummingbird! Although quite rare, Rufous Hummer is the most likely, but other species are possible. Keep checking carefully. Our single Rufous Hummingbird was also about 10 years ago, feeding at Pineapple Sage.

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
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Date: 10/7/17 7:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (07 Oct 2017) 103 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 3 54
Bald Eagle 4 8 68
Northern Harrier 0 1 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 85 266 449
Cooper's Hawk 2 27 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 2 5 46
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 6 14 54
Merlin 1 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 2 5 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 103 339 5449
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Gayle McKinne, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
1 Don Alsedek


Weather:
Mixed clouds and sun, light south wind. temps in the low 80's

Raptor Observations:
3 ad BE's (10:37, 2:30, 3:30), juv BE ( 1:52)


Non-raptor Observations:
150+ monarchs

Predictions:
Rain posible
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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: 10/7/17 6:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (07 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 5 82
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 7 167
Cooper's Hawk 2 6 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 11 110
Merlin 1 2 16
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 17
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 4

Total: 6 49 2869
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut

Observers:

Visitors:
Rob Fergus


Weather:
Warm, with S and SW winds most of the day. Clouds were helpful.

Raptor Observations:
Slow, but 2 Peregrines were nice

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose - 27

Predictions:
SSW winds with clads and some potential thunderstorms and showers.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/7/17 4:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (07 Oct 2017) 144 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 16 65 75
OS 2 4 70
BE 2 17 151
NH 1 2 16
SS 93 267 412
CH 3 12 43
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 2 18
BW 0 0 3576
RT 21 137 359
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 6 22
ML 3 5 14
PG 3 11 22
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 3 24
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 144 536 4841
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Brian Wargo

Observers: Dave Darney, Jeanine Ging, Joe Sabo, Tom/Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Pete Milke, Adam Katrancha, Erin Hoover, Gerald Gardner, Bill and Barb
Weimer, Chuck & Amy Pensyl, Katie Patsch, Denny and Diane Callahan, Kaylee
Sellers


Weather:
Variable, but mostly southeast winds. Sunny skies and pleasant
temperatures.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: Adult 3:51 p.m., Sub III 3:52 p.m.

Non-raptor Observations:
Waxwings, Blue Jays, Crows, Ravens, Flicker, Goldfinch, Pileated
Woodpecker, Towhee.

3 Red-spotted Purple, 30 Monarchs, 4 Tiger Swallowtails, Fritilary,
Cloudless Sulfur, Cabbage White, Painted Lady, Black Swallowtail

Predictions:
Possibility of a shower.
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Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (<brianwargo...>)


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Date: 10/7/17 4:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (07 Oct 2017) 118 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 18 157
Turkey Vulture 14 84 443
Osprey 2 14 243
Bald Eagle 11 27 236
Northern Harrier 1 5 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 71 221 579
Cooper's Hawk 5 33 89
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 3 14 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 5 84
Merlin 0 4 19
Peregrine Falcon 5 18 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 26 166

Total: 118 473 11114
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Jeff Hopkins

Observers:

Visitors:
Mark Boyd, Jessica Morris, Travis Rennig, Dan Knarr, a group of Cornell
students on fall break (Go Red!), and lots of general visitors.


Weather:
Unseasonably warm. Ground fog early, with haze burning off by noon. Light
east and southeast winds in the morning switching to west and southwest 10
mph with gusts to 15 or more in the afternoon (which shut down the sharpie
flight). Cloud cover in the afternoon was 50-70%.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle: 1034i, 1120i, 1123a, 1123i, 1123i, 1214i, 1249i, 1423a, 1429a,
1429a, 1517i
Peregrines: 1201a, 1213u, 1246a, 1330i, 1459a. The last peregrine flew by
the lookout with something yellow in its bill (goldfinch or warbler?)


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs (25), Canada Geese(14) several ravens, small flock of cedar
waxwings, close looks at chimney swifts,

Predictions:
Clouds and sunny spells; very warm and muggy with a couple of showers.
Winds from the SW 10 mph, with gusts to 15 mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/7/17 4:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (07 Oct 2017) 217 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 16 30 45
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 9 16 259
Bald Eagle 8 18 170
Northern Harrier 3 3 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 135 291 860
Cooper's Hawk 11 25 82
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 6 14 10721
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 9 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 10 21 182
Merlin 1 7 50
Peregrine Falcon 12 24 40
Unknown Falcon 2 5 11
Unknown Raptor 0 3 17

Total: 217 487 12601
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Christine Whitehair, Dave Kruel, Holly Merker,
Laurie Goodrich, Rudy Keller, Rudy Keller, Andrea Ambrose

Weather:
Fog in am, then clearing with p cldy SW winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
270 Monarch butterflies today, 82 blue jays, 23 robins, some warlbers
including BT green, BT blue, YRumped, and Cape May, 16 chiney swift
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/7/17 3:16 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 48
BE 3 5 51
NH 1 2 14
SS 17 74 170
CH 2 5 23
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 7
BW 0 2 2445
RT 0 11 33
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 4 46
ML 0 0 6
PG 2 5 8
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 26 110 2860
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind ESE to S 4-12 mph, sky mostly clear, temp 19-25C

Raptor Observations:
BE(ad): 1105(2), 1420
AK: 1 male

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift-4, Tree Swallow-1491, monarch-10
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 10/7/17 2:56 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (07 Oct 2017) 246 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 10 10
TV 0 106 106
OS 4 19 218
BE 8 28 283
NH 2 12 33
SS 217 789 1795
CH 4 26 86
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 6
BW 1 3 8049
RT 4 26 205
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 0 6 198
ML 0 3 20
PG 4 31 45
UA 1 5 11
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 1 6 59

Total: 246 1073 11145
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Jonathan Stein, Pat Freed,
Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Jason and Michelle, 49


Weather:
Early fog and haze, then mix of sun and clouds with S wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 11:31 (2), 2:58
WB 12:55,1:54
4YR 2:51
AD 12:49, 2:30
PG JUV 11:44
PG AD 11:12, 12:31, 2:46

First bird - SS 6:22
Last bird - SS 3:51

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 80
CAGO - 4
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (<waggap...>)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/7/17 10:50 am
From: Bob Schutsky <info...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Southern Lancaster County
Dear PABirders,

There is at least one female Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting the
flowers at our home in Peach Bottom, Lancaster County, PA. I saw one
Friday afternoon and a similarly-plumaged bird today. Nectar sources
include several species of Salvia, plus Lantana, Nicotiana, and Little
Red Morning Glory. There has been no activity at the two sugar water
feeders that are near the flower beds. Friday's bird had a large amount
of whitish pollen on its forehead, crown, and at the base of the bill.

In the 20+ years that Nancy and I have lived here, we have rarely seen a
Ruby-throated Hummer after October 5th. We had an exceptionally late
sighting in early November about 10 years ago.

Now we are hoping to see a different species of hummingbird! Although
quite rare, Rufous Hummer is the most likely, but other species are
possible. Keep checking carefully. Our single Rufous Hummingbird was
also about 10 years ago, feeding at Pineapple Sage.

Take care,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site www.birdtreks.com
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BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide Birding Tours
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303 CELL 717-572-0771 FAX 717-548-3327
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Date: 10/7/17 9:47 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Butler Co. Sightings
This morning I was driving on I79 in Worth Twp. and had two Sandhill Cranes
fly over

I stopped at the Waterfowl Observation Area at Moraine S.P. and had these
highlights

129 Wood Duck
3 Gadwall
1 N. Pintail
9 Green-winged Teal
1 Greater Yellowlegs

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/7/17 8:25 am
From: Doug 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
Oct 7, 2017 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
Participants: 3
27 species

Canada Goose 25
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 10
European Starling 15
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
American Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39598935

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

Doug Filler
Levittown
 

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Date: 10/7/17 2:07 am
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: Hummingbirds -- Cumberland County
I've been consistently seeing at least one hummingbird each day this
week. The one I've been able to observe the most appears at the salvia
(Wendy's Wish) each day, including Friday 10/6/17 at about 7:45 AM.

It seems to be a ruby throated hummingbird. Most likely a younger one.
It has lines of dark spots on its white throat, white tips on the black
tail feathers, appears a bit round probably has its feather fluffed out
a bit. It's very dark (gray/black) on much of the breast, has a white
collar and a black spot near its eye, the back is green but sort of a
metallic yellowish green.

I keep looking for signs of rust color, he/she doesn't stay in one place
long enough to get a perfect view, but I haven't noticed any the few
times I've seen it fan its tail.

I did see another hummer on the pineapple salvia late in the day on
Thursday, 10/5/17 but did not get a close look. Could be the same bird,
although a few days ago we were seeing two at a time, both looked like
ruby throated. Also, happened to see 2 monarch butterflies on Thursday,
one on the butterfly bush.

We've been seeing a lot of Canada geese going over the house toward the
Susquehanna river late in the afternoon this week. Several flocks of
them, very loud and low. Also, saw Air Force One flying over on
Thursday, practicing landings at HIA, also very low and loud, but I
don't think that counts!

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County
 

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Date: 10/7/17 2:05 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 10/7/2017
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* October 7, 2017
* PAEA1710.07
- Birds mentioned

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: October 7th at 5:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

There will be a field trip to a local hawkwatching spot on October 21st.
Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just
west of Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will Mark Boyd.

The next Audubon program will be held on October 13th at 7:00 PM at the
Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Rob Aptaker will do a program called
“Native American Tales of the American People.”

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 LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER, Carbon County:
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 10/1.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 10 on 9/30
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 9/30
Merlins – 3 on 10/4
Peregrine Falcons – 5 on 10/4 and 10/5; 3 on 10/6.

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 10/1 (at Church and Apple Butter Roads).

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
Buffleheads – 7 on 10/2
Lesser Black-backed Gull – 1 on 10/2.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 9/30
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 9/30 (fly-by).

- End transcript
 

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Date: 10/6/17 6:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (06 Oct 2017) 487 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 10 10
TV 59 106 106
OS 10 15 214
BE 2 20 275
NH 6 10 31
SS 383 572 1578
CH 8 22 82
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 1 6
BW 0 2 8048
RT 2 22 201
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 1 4
AK 3 6 198
ML 2 3 20
PG 10 27 41
UA 0 4 10
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 5 58

Total: 487 827 10899
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

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

Visitors:
William & Dianne Papet (FL), Paul Kosten, 6,


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light SW wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE Un 9:40
PG Juv 10:07
PG Ad 10:05, 10:08, 10:15, 10:20, 10:40, 11:08,12:50
1:05,
PG Un 8:46

First bird - SS 8:35
Last bird - SS 3:15

Juv Northern Goshawk circled over the ridge but did not pass through.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 141
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/6/17 4:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (06 Oct 2017) 143 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 2 53
Bald Eagle 0 4 64
Northern Harrier 1 1 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 108 181 364
Cooper's Hawk 21 25 55
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 2 3 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 5 8 48
Merlin 1 2 6
Peregrine Falcon 3 3 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 143 236 5346
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Brian Weaver, Gary La Belle, Joe Meloney

Visitors:
2 vista view =3 people.
Shelly and Lee returned to visit the hawk watch


Weather:
hot temps(72F-84F)and humid as most times no wind.
winds were 0-2mph NNE then SSE with 90% cloud coverage.

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
red bellied woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, blue jays, cardinals, tufted
titmice, chickadees, towhees, chimney swifts, tree swallows, crows, and
pileated woodpeckers.
70 monarch butterflies

Predictions:
winds will pick up with clouds and possible rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 10/6/17 4:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (06 Oct 2017) 14 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 113
Bald Eagle 2 21 123
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 72 363
Cooper's Hawk 3 27 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 126
Merlin 0 0 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 14 164 11586
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Jeff Wahl

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Jill Benjamin, Kathleen Rengert, Elaine Kirk, Jeff Wahl.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Partly Sunny (50% cloud cover), Ceiling - 19,800-30,000 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 68 - 80F, Winds NNW-W @ 5 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (65) and
Turkey Vultures (75).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 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: ---A Giant Bird?---

I stopped at our local Giant grocery store, about 2 miles away as the
Gyrfalcon flies (a fella can fantasize, cant he?), to get ice for the
cooler on site. As I was loading the ice into my van, a customer lumbered
over to me. (At Wegmans they stroll, Whole Foods they sachet, here we
lumber)
You are a birdman, right? He asked.
Hmmm? I replied, my as yet coffee-deprived brain not fully able to
comprehend the subtle complexities of his question.
Do you like birds? The customer repeated, basically signing to me.
Yes, I do. was my well-conceived, clever reply. I figured he was either
clairvoyant or my Early Bird Nature Tours signs all over the van gave me
away as a birder. Youre right - Im going with clairvoyant.
Theres a Bald Eagle sitting right there! His excitement wringing from
his words as he pointed to the large form perched upon a very near snag
bordering the lot. (At Wegmans they rest, Whole Foods they lounge, here we
sit)
Glancing up at the obvious adult, I agreed. Youre right and thank you!
Now, THAT truly is a Giant bird! (too easy??) Thats how my day started
out What could be next??

Kathleen and friend, Jill, were out taking pictures and birding, seeing a
Magnolia Warbler, Palm Warblers and an obviously young Red Fox hunting, and
ineffectively pouncing. (KR)

Elaine and I saw an adult Bald Eagle at 11am. But was it our Giant bird?
I dont know perhaps not. He looked normal size to me. (sorry)

With Elaine (possibly my future medical doctor) and Jeff (my current
cardiologist) both in attendance, I was medically sound and secure at
todays watch!! Jeff and I walked down to warbler meadow, no
heart-stopping moment was had, merely adding a Magnolia Warbler to the
list. We did not see the possible Orange-crowned Warbler seen earlier
(KR). Had we seen it, that may have necessitated bringing out the pads,
Clear, Jeff! Both physicians read my blog first thing every morning,
which tells me two things. First, that being a physician does not
necessarily guarantee an interesting life. And secondly, that I should
have no problem obtaining that referral to see the psychologist that I so
obviously desperately need. (lol)

As I write this, a Kestrel flew in, alighting on the snag to our east.
This elicited an immediate response from the Bucktoe Bird Police,
constituted, in this instance, by 6 Flickers and a squadron of 8 Blue Jays.
The Flickers were parading cautiously around the trunk, creeping up in
circles, ever closer to the falcon, while the Jays were diving in,
apparently throwing caution, if not their feathers, to the wind, in an
attempt to drive the scoundrel from their midst succeeding in 10
minutes, but not before I had tallied the raptor for our count.

SPECIAL NOTE: Tomorrow (Saturday) I WILL NOT be at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Hawk Watch. Rather, I am conducting my traditional Big Sit at Chambers
Lake (Hibernia Park), north of Coatesville. We will be stationed on the
wooded dike with a view of the lake along Wagontown Rd. just as the road
leaves the lakeside. You should see my van parked there and seats. We
will be there approx.. 5am, remaining all day until dusk. On Sunday, we
will do the same at Bucktoe Hawk Watch with this caveat we will conduct
our usual Sunday walk at 8am, and all our results for the Big Sit will be
part of the simultaneous Hawk Watch. If you come to the Hawk Watch on
Sunday while we are doing the walk, just watch for birds, keep track of
your sightings and await our return between 10-11am. By all means, find us
something good!
<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>
2-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2-Magnolia Warbler, 5-Palm Warbler, 1-Savannah
Sparrow, 1-Swamp Sparrow, 3-White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (14): Monarch - 20, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Black Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem, Painted
Lady. Dragonflies (3): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags, Wandering Glider.
Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Red Fox.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.19; Steps: 12,186; Floors:
24.
<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: 50; this season: 122
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Belted
Kingfisher.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks ok, weather-wise, but I won't be at Bucktoe...we'll
be at Chambers Lake conducting our annual Big Sit
<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: 10/6/17 3:24 pm
From: Kate StJohn <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Merlin, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Thanks to a tip from Jay Kadane I am at Schenley Park golf course looking at a merlin right now. Jay says he's seen only one so far. Same here. I wonder when/if the other one will arrive for the winter.

Kate St. John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org
 

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Date: 10/6/17 3:12 pm
From: Bettina Heffner <BettinaHef...>
Subject: Lancaster Co. Bird Club presents Jack Hubley on Thurs., 10/12/17 at 7:00 pm
The Lancaster County Bird Club will meet Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster, PA. The presentation is appropriate for children as well as adults.

Local naturalist and TV personality, Jack Hubley, will present a program (with live animals) on the mammals, birds of prey and snakes, most of which, at one time or another, can be found outside your back door. Through newspapers, magazines and television, Jack has been a multimedia advocate for the natural world for more than 40 years. Recently retired from television, he has hosted three half-hour nature shows and nature-news vignettes on WGAL for the past 30 years. His television career began as host/producer of Call of the Outdoors in 1987. His half-hour syndicated show, Wild Moments, aired in 140 broadcast markets nationwide from 2000 to 2004. He also served as outdoors editor for the Lancaster Sunday News for 18 years. Although he said goodbye to his on-air career in April of this year, he continues to conduct his falconry program - The Falconry Experience" - for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, as well as offering his Wild Neighbors lecture series featuring live, native wildlife species. A falconer for the past 30 years, he is one of fewer than 100 falconers nationwide licensed to hunt with Golden Eagles.

A short business meeting will precede the program. The public is invited to attend free of charge and may call 717-393-2546 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: 10/6/17 3:11 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (06 Oct 2017) 101 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 13 13 14
Turkey Vulture 7 14 29
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 7 250
Bald Eagle 2 10 162
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 67 156 725
Cooper's Hawk 3 14 71
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 10715
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 11 172
Merlin 3 6 49
Peregrine Falcon 2 12 28
Unknown Falcon 0 3 9
Unknown Raptor 1 3 17

Total: 101 270 12384
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.92 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: David Barber

Weather:
Partly cloudy to overcast skies, variable winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0941A, 1033A

Non-raptor Observations:
blue-headed vireo, tree swallow, golden and ruby-crowned kinglet, Tennessee
(13), Nashville (2), N. parula (3), magnolia (1), Cape May (30),
black-throated blue (16), yellow-rumped (27), black-throated green (54),
bay-breasted (3), blackpoll (56) and palm (1) warblers, dark-eyed junco,
109 monarchs
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/6/17 2:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (06 Oct 2017) 137 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 15 154
Turkey Vulture 21 70 429
Osprey 4 12 241
Bald Eagle 6 16 225
Northern Harrier 0 4 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 76 150 508
Cooper's Hawk 13 28 84
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 128
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 4 83
Merlin 0 4 19
Peregrine Falcon 3 13 26
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 8 25 165

Total: 137 355 10996
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Rob Keith, Ron Hillegass, Scott Keys

Visitors:
Some day hikers.


Weather:
67-75F, mostly cloudy skies with improving visibility throughout the day
(20 miles). W winds changing to SW at 1-4 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (6): 0935a, 1345i, 1415a, 1415i, 1417u, 1420u.

Peregrine Falcon (3): 1335u, 1345a, 1417i.

6 SSHA seen migrating together all in a line, and AMKE seen catching bugs
on the wing while passing over the bowl.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (58), Raven (3), Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green
Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Carolina Wren, Pileated
Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Blue-headed Vireo, Chimney Swift

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 82. Light
and variable wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/6/17 2:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (06 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 4 81
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 7 167
Cooper's Hawk 2 4 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 11 110
Merlin 0 1 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 1 4

Total: 12 43 2863
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers:

Visitors:
Rick and Ellie Wolf, Mike Mostello and Brian Quindlen arrived just as the
watch was closing down.


Weather:
Mostly sunny and hot with light SW winds, clouds advancing from SW to NE as
the day progressed

Raptor Observations:
Six Kestrel in the last hour, the rest of the day was extremely slow

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Caspian Tern, 36 Monarch Butterfly

Predictions:
Warm and muggy with clouds ad sun, high around 83 degrees F, winds South 8
mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/6/17 12:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (06 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 4 49 59
OS 0 2 68
BE 0 15 149
NH 0 1 15
SS 2 174 319
CH 0 9 40
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 2 18
BW 0 0 3576
RT 5 116 338
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 1 6 22
ML 0 2 11
PG 0 8 19
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 3 24
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 12 392 4697
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
West wind

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-wing Blackbird, Rufous-sided Towhee, 5 Common Grackle, 15 crows,
3 Ravens, 2 Black-billed Cuckoo, 4 Bluejays, Northern Flicker,

Predictions:
overcast with possible rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick (thomas'<s.d...>)


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Date: 10/6/17 12:46 pm
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 18 September 2017 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.18.17twoweeks

Highlights:
SABINE'S GULL (Clarion/Venango County)
STILT SANDPIPER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Allegheny County)
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Westmoreland County)
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
VEERY
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH (Allegheny County)
MOURNING WARBLER
CANADA WARBLER
WILSON'S WARBLER
WORM-EATING WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Allegheny County)
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (Indiana County)
CONNECTICUT WARBLER (Allegheny County)
LARK SPARROW (Westmoreland County)

Contributors: Tony Bledsoe, Alan Buriak, Donna Collett, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Gary Edwards, John Flannigan, Gigi Gerben, Chris Kubiak, Michael Leahy, Geoff Malosh, Jeff McDonald, Robert Mulvihill, Kate St. John, Jerry Stanley, Shannon Thompson, Bob VanNewkirk, Marge Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Don Weiss, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 4 September 2017 through Monday, 18 September 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

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Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

At Knob Hill Park on 9/6, sightings included BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER, EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHER SP. (KD).

On 9/9 over Moon Township, flight calls of GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, MOURNING WARBLER, CANADA WARBLER (GM).

At Sewickley Park on 9/9, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, and others (GM); on 9/11, WORM-EATING WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (BV); on 9/13, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (BV).

On 9/13 at North Park, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, VEERY (RM); on 9/15, 1 CONNECTICUT WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO (AB).

At Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve on 9/13, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (CK).

On 9/17 in Forest Hills Borough, 1 MOURNING WARBLER (TB).

At Boyce Park near Monroeville on 9/18, 1 CONNECTICUT WARBLER (MD).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 9/13 at Crooked Creek Lake, GREAT EGRET, WILSON'S WARBLER (MVan).


BEAVER COUNTY:

In Economy Borough on 9/9, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER; on 9/17, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHER SP. (KD).

On 9/11 at Raccoon Creek State Park, CONNECTICUT WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, 4 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS (DC).


CLARION COUNTY:

From 9/5 - 9/10 at Kahle Lake, 1 SABINE'S GULL (JSt, JMcD, GE, CW, ML, MD, GM, KSJ, JF); also on 9/6, FORSTER'S TERNS (ML, GM); also on 9/10, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (GE).

At the Beaver Creek Nature Area on 9/6, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER (MD).


INDIANA COUNTY:

At Blue Spruce County Park on 9/15, sightings included 3 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, 1 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, 4 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS (RM).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 9/7 at Somerset Lake, 1 STILT SANDPIPER, 17 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (ST).


VENANGO COUNTY:

From 9/5 - 9/10 at Kahle Lake, 1 SABINE'S GULL (JSt, JMcD, GE, CW, ML, MD, GM, KSJ, JF); also on 9/6, FORSTER'S TERNS (ML, GM); also on 9/10, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL (GE).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

From 9/8 to 9/12 at Canonsburg Lake, 1 STILT SANDPIPER (JF, DW, GG); on 9/16, 1 STILT SANDPIPER, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (MVas).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

On 9/7 AND 9/8 at Donegal Lake, 1 LARK SPARROW (reported to MVas; ST, MF).

In the Laurel Highlands trails area on 9/9, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (KSJ).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

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Date: 10/6/17 10:32 am
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?
Look at article on eBird in current issue of Birding to plan trip and
create cecklists for use in areas without internet.

On Oct 5, 2017 6:39 PM, "Richard Nugent" <rmnugent...> wrote:

I think that eBird is an excellent place to start. For most any location
in the world, birders have entered bird data. See where the local birding
"hotspots" are. I have used this method for several years and have been
very happy with the results. The eBird data is also very much up to date. A
good field guide is also needed.

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



-----Original Message-----
From: "Julia Ecklar" [<jecklar...>]
Date: 10/05/2017 05:58 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?

Hi, everyone!

I'm planning a trip to Scotland and the Shetland Islands next spring. In
past trips (specifically New Zealand and Washington State), I've had really
good luck with planning my itinerary around birding sites recommended in
books about birding in the areas.

Does anyone have suggestions for good "where to go birding" books for
Scotland / Shetland? In addition, we'll be doing a 25 hr layover in
Iceland on the return trip, so any Iceland birding book suggestions would
also be very welcome.

Thanks!

Julia
================================
*Vita est dura. Durior si sis bardus.*
 

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Date: 10/6/17 9:06 am
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido...>
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 4 September 2017 (two weeks)
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.04.17twoweeks

Highlights:
GLOSSY IBIS (Indiana County)
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Crawford County)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (possible, Armstrong County; Crawford and Mercer Counties)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Crawford County)
STILT SANDPIPER (Crawford and Westmoreland County)
RED KNOT (Crawford County)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Mercer County)
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Mercer County)
WHIP-POOR-WILL (Clarion County)
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Allegheny County)
WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Allegheny County)
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
VEERY
CANADA WARBLER
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Anthony Bruno, Alan Buriak, Mike Fialkovich, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Geoff Malosh, Jeff McDonald, Richard Nugent, Steve Sanford, Ryan Tomazin, Jim Valimont, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 21 August 2017 through Monday, 4 September 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

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PLEASE NOTE: AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 8/24 during night migration in Moon Township, overhead calls included VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CAPE MAY WARBLER; on 8/25, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, VEERY, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BOBOLINK (GM).

At Sewickley Heights Park on 8/25, 3 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 1 CERULEAN WARBLER, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, 1 WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER, and others (GM).

On 8/26 in Bridgeville, 1 COMMON RAVEN (RT).

At Harrison Hills Park on 8/27, 1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, 1 CANADA WARBLER, and others (JH et. al.); on 9/1, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, 1 PHILADELPHIA VIREO, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 2 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS (AH); on 9/3, sightings included CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, 1 CANADA WARBLER (JV).

On 9/1 at Dashields Dam, 1 COMMON TERN (MVas).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

From last week: on 8/19 at Crooked Creek Lake, possible BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (ABu).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At Squaw Valley Woodlands on 9/3, 2 COMMON RAVENS (DW).


CLARION COUNTY:

In the Mill Creek area this week, WHIP-POOR-WILL (reported to CW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 8/31 at Woodcock Creek Lake, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 9 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (MVas); on 9/4, 1 RED KNOT (reported to MVas).


INDIANA COUNTY:

Along Elders Ridge Road on 9/3 and 9/4, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (ABr, MF).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 9/4 in New Beaver, 6 COMMON GALLINULES (MVas).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 8/23 at State Gamelands #270, 1 AMERICAN AVOCET (RN).

At Shenango ponds on 8/27 and 8/29, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER; also on 8/29, 1 MERLIN (MVas, SS).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

On 8/22 at Donegal Lake, 1 STILT SANDPIPER (JMcD); on 8/25, 6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, flyover BOBOLINKS (MF).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

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Date: 10/6/17 6:24 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (04 Oct 2017) 102 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 10 10
TV 24 47 47
OS 0 2 201
BE 3 18 273
NH 1 3 24
SS 59 113 1119
CH 4 10 70
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 5
BW 1 2 8048
RT 5 20 199
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 3
AK 1 3 195
ML 1 1 18
PG 1 4 18
UA 0 4 10
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 1 5 58

Total: 102 243 10315
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck

Visitors:
19, Jen&Jadeyn Henry


Weather:
Clear with a steady SSW wind

Raptor Observations:
First bird SS 8:19
Last bird PG 4:25
BE WB1:10
PG AD 3:25


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 35
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/6/17 6:11 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 6, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 0710 to 0810
Weather: Cloudy, temp.61 F, wind SSW to 10 mph, calm onshore, occasional light rain shower.
Comments: Other than a movement of gulls, including asmall group of Bonaparte’s Gulls, it was very quiet on the lake.

Waterbirds recorded:

Wood Duck 5
Gadwall 5
Mallard 5
Lesser Scaup 18
Red-breastedMerganser 3
Horned Grebe 3

Other bird moving alongthe lake:

Bald Eagle 1


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

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Date: 10/6/17 4:56 am
From: Debbie Beer <debbeer1023...>
Subject: Big Sit Oct 8 at Heinz Refuge Philadelphia
Hello friends,
All are invited to the BIG SIT at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge,
Philadelphia, on Sunday October 8. We'll sit atop The double-decker
observation deck and scan surrounding impoundment, woods, marsh, and skies
for a great variety of avian species. We average 75 species, and our record
was 88 a few years ago.

We'll be there dawn to dusk. Come for a few minutes, hours, or all day!
It's always a great event with good birds, friends, and treats. Snacks
welcome!

See you at the Big Sit!
Best,
Debbie Beer
 

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Date: 10/5/17 7:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (05 Oct 2017) 97 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 9 9
TV 0 23 23
OS 3 5 204
BE 0 14 269
NH 1 3 24
SS 76 137 1143
CH 4 10 70
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 5
BW 0 1 8047
RT 0 15 194
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 3
AK 0 2 194
ML 0 0 17
PG 13 16 30
UA 0 4 10
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 4 57

Total: 97 244 10316
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Ron Freed,
Scott Fisher

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with moderate W wind till
Mid-day then complete cloud cover and drizzle and S/SW

Raptor Observations:
PG 11:43,11:55, 11:57, 12:35, 12:50x2, 12:55x2, 1:50
2:29x2, 2:54, 3:35

First bird - SS 8:31
Last bird - PG 3:35

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 30
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/5/17 5:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (05 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 113
Bald Eagle 0 19 121
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 65 356
Cooper's Hawk 2 24 129
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 2 9 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 11 125
Merlin 0 0 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 10 150 11572
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Carol Spease, Evelyn Fowles, Kathleen Pileggi, Mike Fowles

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (7): Evelyn Fowles, Mike Fowles, Kathleen Pileggi, Rick Steele,
June Steele, Carol Spease.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Mostly Cloudy (70% cloud cover), Ceiling - 24,500 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 64 - 81F, Winds SW @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (50) and
Turkey Vultures (60).
<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: ---Intimate Brew---

TLCs Stacey emailed a report (with a picture) of 5 Wild Turkeys in Chadds
Ford from yesterday (SG). Nice Stacey!

On the way in this morning, I went to Wawa for my Cinnamon-Raisin Bagle and
an early coffee run. Wawa had $1 coffees still. Any size! And my 34
ounce mug would do nicely there under those conditions. While my bagel
(with berry cream cheese) was being prepared, I went for the coffee,
constantly doing my people watching. I love doing that. You? There were
easily a dozen people studiously preparing their special concoctions in the
massive coffee arena - each reaching for their SPECIFIC ingredients.
Exactly when did coffee become so exotic? So difficult? My friend Grier,
used to just take some dry freeze-dried crystals out of a jar unmeasured
pour some boiling water in it and instantly start to drink. Grier would
be totally lost in todays marketplace. There were 14 huge carafes of an
enormous variety of flavors. Why 14? Would 15 be too ostentatious? 13
too understated? 7 ways to cream your coffee existed; while there were 8
ways to sweeten it. Everyone was crafting their own intimate brewguarding
the recipe as if Martha Stewart was taking notes. Watching this all
unfold, I was suddenly stricken with this feeling of inadequacy. I felt a
bit undereducated to complete my cup of brew. I wasnt feeling quite
adventurous enough. Oh, the choices to be made! What I made may not be
right, but it was all mine

My unique java in hand, I made it to the Watch, soon to be joined by Evelyn
& Mike. They were here early enjoying this fine weather and sharing
stories from the field. Evelyn & Mike did not come empty-handed, either.
They were with gifts - chocolate gifts, and those are always welcome! We
at Bucktoe, truly enjoy those guests bearing chocolates! On a somewhat
different note (and an ever so poor Segway), a Garter Snake was a nice find
by Evelyn. Our White-crowned Sparrows, including one adult, did not
disappoint Evelyn & Mike, nor did two Savannah Sparrows. Even the
Lincolns Sparrow came in!

We heard, and Ian simultaneously called with news of, a Raven coming over.
That brought my alarm whistle into service - to notify Evelyn & Mike who
were on a walk around the meadow, that there was something immediate to
look for. It worked!! They heard & got the Raven.

Carol came fresh from banding with Ian and an encounter with our Raven.
It was a magnificent sky today - which could only have been enhanced had
there been more hawks in it. We saw very few today. That means more for
the days yet to come, right?

As I write this, our Cottontail has wandered in to the feed area and
sauntered up to Bucktoe Basin.
Placing its front feet up on our water feature, he lifted up a hare (sorry,
a personal favorite) and sipped from our fabulous water feature.

And remember, folksgifts of chocolate encouraged!
<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>
1-COMMON RAVEN, 2-Palm Warbler, 2-Savannah Sparrow, 1-Lincoln's Sparrow,
1-Swamp Sparrow, 4-White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (10): Monarch - 15, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Orange
Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary, Wild
Indigo Duskywing. Dragonflies (2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags.
Reptiles & Amphibians (1): Garter Snake. 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: 5.77; Steps: 13,541; Floors:
22.
<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: 121
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like it could be ok with a good crop of clouds,
light winds and rain should be 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: 10/5/17 3:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (05 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 51
Bald Eagle 0 4 64
Northern Harrier 0 0 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 47 73 256
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 34
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 1 3 43
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 51 93 5203
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
5 for vista


Weather:
Warm and humid. A mix of clouds and sun. Temperature range of 68 to 82.
Visibility to the South fair. NO WIND

Afternoon passing shower shut down the flight of SS.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, SS 9:17
Last bird SS 2:15

Non-raptor Observations:
Steady stream of Monarchs. 30 counted in 1 hour. Over 100 observed.

Lots of Blue Jays.

Predictions:
Much the same as today. A bit cooler.
========================================================================
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: 10/5/17 3:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (05 Oct 2017) 49 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 48
BE 0 2 48
NH 0 1 13
SS 41 57 153
CH 2 3 21
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 1 7
BW 0 2 2445
RT 1 11 33
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 3 45
ML 0 0 6
PG 3 3 6
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 8

Total: 49 84 2834
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Trudy Kyler

Observers: David Kyler, Jim Dunn, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Kestrel 1 male

Non-raptor Observations:
625 Tree Swallows (conservative number), 7 Turkey Vulture, 1 Black Vulture,
1 Red-headed WP

Monarchs 15
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (<davidkyler...>)


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

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Date: 10/5/17 3:39 pm
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Re: Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?
I think that eBird is an excellent place to start. For most any location in the world, birders have entered bird data. See where the local birding "hotspots" are. I have used this method for several years and have been very happy with the results. The eBird data is also very much up to date. A good field guide is also needed.

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



-----Original Message-----
From: "Julia Ecklar" [<jecklar...>]
Date: 10/05/2017 05:58 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?

Hi, everyone!

I'm planning a trip to Scotland and the Shetland Islands next spring. In
past trips (specifically New Zealand and Washington State), I've had really
good luck with planning my itinerary around birding sites recommended in
books about birding in the areas.

Does anyone have suggestions for good "where to go birding" books for
Scotland / Shetland? In addition, we'll be doing a 25 hr layover in
Iceland on the return trip, so any Iceland birding book suggestions would
also be very welcome.

Thanks!

Julia
================================
*Vita est dura. Durior si sis bardus.*
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:58 pm
From: Julia Ecklar <jecklar...>
Subject: Suggestions for Scotland Birding Books?
Hi, everyone!

I'm planning a trip to Scotland and the Shetland Islands next spring. In
past trips (specifically New Zealand and Washington State), I've had really
good luck with planning my itinerary around birding sites recommended in
books about birding in the areas.

Does anyone have suggestions for good "where to go birding" books for
Scotland / Shetland? In addition, we'll be doing a 25 hr layover in
Iceland on the return trip, so any Iceland birding book suggestions would
also be very welcome.

Thanks!

Julia
================================
*Vita est dura. Durior si sis bardus.*
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 7 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 6 249
Bald Eagle 1 8 160
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 89 658
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 68
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 2 8 10715
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 9 170
Merlin 0 3 46
Peregrine Falcon 3 10 26
Unknown Falcon 0 3 9
Unknown Raptor 1 2 16

Total: 33 169 12283
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: Adehl Schwaderer, David Hughes, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Clear to overcast with WSW winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1312A
PEFA: 1122I, 1157A, 1326A

Non-raptor Observations:
ruffed grouse, yellow-bellied sapsucker, tree swallow, rub-crowned and
golden-crowned kinglet, Tennessee, northern parula, magnolia, Cape May,
black-throated green, blackpoll, black-and-white warblers, house finch,
pine siskin, 28 monarchs
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (05 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 4 81
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 5 165
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 4 103
Merlin 0 1 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 4 31 2851
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers: Bill Roache, Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Dan Hayes


Weather:
Mostly SW winds, with clouds picking up later in the day.

Raptor Observations:
Slow for migrants

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 19

COMMON NIGHTHAWK- 1

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER- 1

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, with variable winds, and temps in the low eighties
Fahrenheit
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (05 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 12 151
Turkey Vulture 9 49 408
Osprey 2 8 237
Bald Eagle 1 10 219
Northern Harrier 1 4 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 74 432
Cooper's Hawk 7 15 71
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 127
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 81
Merlin 1 4 19
Peregrine Falcon 5 10 23
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 17 157

Total: 53 218 10859
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Rob Keith

Visitors:
A 6th grade class from Palmerton elementary school, Cathryn Pugh visiting
from Allentown, and some day hikers.


Weather:
68-75F, increasing cloud cover throughout the day with good visibility (20
miles). SW winds at 2-5 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (1): 1226a.

SSHA and COHA diving each other while moving through on migration.

Lots of migrants moving low, through the bowl.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (36), Canada Goose (8), Chimney Swift, Dark-eyed Junco, Blue Jay,
Hairy Woodpecker, Chickadee

Predictions:
A chance of showers after 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly
cloudy, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind. Chance of
precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth 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
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (05 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 2 45 55
OS 0 2 68
BE 0 15 149
NH 0 1 15
SS 3 172 317
CH 0 9 40
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 2 18
BW 0 0 3576
RT 1 111 333
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 5 21
ML 0 2 11
PG 0 8 19
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 3 24
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 6 380 4685
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Gorsuch, Rosemary McGlynn

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Tom & Sally Dick

Visitors:
Several visitors including Tom & Sally Dick


Weather:
lt. to mod.NW/W winds;cloudy with lt. rain by 2:30 EST;warm

Raptor Observations:
6 migrating birds

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,raven,waxwings,swifts,chickadees. Also 7 monarchs

Predictions:
partly cloudy,mostly dry & warm with lt. & variable winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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

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Date: 10/5/17 12:32 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: Peregrine Falcon/Franklin County
I was driving through downtown Chambersburg just now when I saw a large
falcon land on one of the lower points of the steeple of Central
Presbyterian on the Square. I pulled into a parking spot, got out my bins
and sure enough, an adult Peregrine.

Handsome looking bird!

Bob Keener
 

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Date: 10/5/17 7:46 am
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 5, 2017
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 5, 2016
Time: 0710 to 0840
Weather: Cloudy becomingvariably cloudy, temp. 63 F, wind NNE to 10 mph, waves one foot.
Comments: Mainly Northern Pintail and Lesser Scaup onthe move both east and west.

Waterbirds recorded:

Canada Goose 22
American Wigeon 8
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 1
Northern Pintail 28
Green-winged Teal 7
Lesser Scaup 21
Common Loon 2
Double-crestedCormorant 15
Sanderling 9

Other birds movingacross the lake:

Small Passerine 2


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

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Date: 10/5/17 5:00 am
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac...>
Subject: Juncos, Allegheny, County
Pat saw two juncos in the yard this morning around 7:20.

Amy Henrici reporting for Pat McShea
Plum Borough

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 10/5/17 2:23 am
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <000000e695e98431-dmarc-request...>
Subject: BIG SIT - Middle Creek WMA - 10/7/2017
PA BIRDERS,



Come join me at Middle Creek WMA on Saturday October 7, 2017
(rain/bad weather date October 8, 2017) for the annual "BIG SIT". Looks like
the weather will be a little unseasonably warm but it is better than rain!
Stop by to help identify birds with me on Saturday for a good cause.



See information below:





THE BIG SIT! 2017

With LCBC's own Bruce Carl



Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Pre-sunrise to late afternoon

Rain/bad weather date: Sunday, October 8, 2017



Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Up the hill on the Conservation Trail overlooking the Visitors Center



Over last three Big Sits, Bruce & Company have identified 73, 70, and 61
species, respectively. Funds raised during The Big Sit! are used by LCBC to
support Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Club's Youth
Scholarship Fund. Make a pledge amount per species identified or contribute
a flat amount to the event. Be a part of Bruce's Company by stopping by to
assist and visit.



What is "The Big Sit!"?



The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event
hosted by Bird Watcher's Digest and founded by the New Haven (Connecticut)
Bird Club. Bruce has established an ideal location at Middle Creek WMA
offering him excellent views of a variety of habitats from within a
17-square foot diameter circle.



Anyone can stop by and help Bruce spot a bird or two. With your support of
this program, the LCBC can help make an ever-bigger difference with
additional funding of the LCBC Youth Scholarship Fund and increase LCBC's
support of the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Last year's Big Sit!
raised over $700.



Lancaster County Bird Club is a 501(c)3 charity; your donation is
tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



Contributions in support of Bruce's Big Sit can be made any time before,
during, or after the event. Please note "Big Sit" on your contribution.
Make checks payable to Lancaster County Bird Club and send to:



Lancaster County Bird Club

c/o Roger Stoner

1650 Princess Anne Drive

Lancaster, PA 17601







Bruce A Carl

Akron/Lanc. Co.



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Date: 10/5/17 12:21 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (04 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 113
Bald Eagle 10 19 121
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 59 350
Cooper's Hawk 3 22 127
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 11 125
Merlin 0 0 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 25 140 11562
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Howard Campbell, Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (6): Howard Campbell, Stacey Gummey (and Amanda from TLC), Lea
Gummey, Kathleen Pileggi.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Fog, then Sun (5-0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 2-10
miles, Temps 56 - 74F, Winds SW @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 3-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (70) and Turkey Vultures (65).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-3; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-1; 4 yr.-1; adult-5
<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: ---34 Ounces of Coffee. A Sip More and I Could Be In
Danger of Waking Up!---
At the Watch this morning, I spent the first 20 minutes looking for my
binoculars. Hmmm.not on my vans dashboard as they often are. Not on the
empty passenger seat. Not in that dark, scary, hopeless area between the
seats. Not even on my vest. Had I forgotten them at home? I dont think
I took them inside - it had been dark when I got home last night. Time
passed as I continued the search

Ahh geeze they were around my neck! Does this ever happen to any of
you? Just me, isnt it? Terrific!! Come on now it had only taken me 20
minutes! I think thats pretty good. Be easy on me!! I guess my 34
ounces of coffee hadnt kicked in yet. Yah, Ill go with that as my
reason.

Maybe expresso is my next move. What do you think?

I had to go back to the main parking lot for something. On the way, there
were lots of birds on the ground and in the low thickets on the driveway.
That bodes well for the day, I thought. Indigo Buntings, Waxwings,
Yellowthroats, a variety of Sparrows all seen from my attentive drivers
seat. Now, where did I put my binoculars??? They were just here a moment
ago. They werent in the spare seatnot on the dash, as they often are.

Howard arrivedNOW, having missed about 11,000 Broad-winged Hawks over the
past 2 weeks, while living a scant two miles away. Youve given up all
rights to complain about not seeing anything, Howard FOREVER!! Finding a
Coopers Hawk, Howard wanted full-partial credit. Yah, for THAT! Come on
Howard! You can do better than that! Next, Howard finds an immature Bald
Eagle. OK, Howard theres your full-partial credit!

Several folks from TLC arrived Lea, newcomer Amanda, & Stacey - with
Stacey threatening to bring a group of kids. Go ahead Stacey, Im up for
the challenge! Meanwhile, Howard kept finding Eagles a few within a
group of 25 Black Vultures gazing longingly upon our empty carrion feeder.


Hey Howard, shall I brew us a cup of my field coffee? I offered.
No thanks, replied Howard. Ive had your coffee before.
Ouch, Buddy good thing Im not sensitive! Undeterred, I prepared
tomorrows brewing session.
Howard loves his eagles with a standing rule of not leaving the Watch
without seeing at least one. Its a rule he has been forced to violate on
occasion, but not this day. We had 10 of them by the time he left at 1pm,
taking our clouds with him.

Howard, lets celebrate with a cup of coffee. Ive got another 34-ounce
cup around here somewhere! Howard! Howard!!
Howard scurried off

After the Watch concluded, we stopped at Longwood Gardens for a walk on the
way back from scouting for our upcoming Brandywine Ace Hardware event,
seeing Ring-necked Duck & Green-winged Teal. As darkness enveloped us,
there was an incredible nearly full moon visible on a walk at Unionville
Community Park. Did you enjoy it?
<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>
1-Savannah Sparrow, 3-White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (13): Monarch - 22, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Black Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem. Dragonflies
(3): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags, Wandering Glider. 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: 8.41; Steps: 19,720; Floors:
48.
<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: 121
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like it will go on through cloudier conditions, but
warm with light winds from the southwest.
<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: 10/4/17 4:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (04 Oct 2017) 28 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 51
Bald Eagle 4 4 64
Northern Harrier 0 0 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 26 209
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 2 2 42
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 8

Total: 28 42 5152
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Gayle Lawrence, Jay George, Nancy Clupper, Tom Power

Weather:
clear mostly cloudless with light (4-7mph at best) variable winds from the
n/nw, e, s and se.

Raptor Observations:
bald eagle/immature at 1:55/ immature at 1:59
adult bald eagle at 2:29 an another adult at 2:54

Non-raptor Observations:
Warblers still moving by. Parula, Black-Throated Green,
magnolia, pine, ruby and golden crowned kinglets
========================================================================
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: 10/4/17 3:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (04 Oct 2017) 31 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 17
TV 13 43 53
OS 0 2 68
BE 0 15 149
NH 0 1 15
SS 11 169 314
CH 0 9 40
NG 0 0 2
RS 1 2 18
BW 0 0 3576
RT 5 110 332
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 1 5 21
ML 0 2 11
PG 0 8 19
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 3 24
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 31 374 4679
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Jim Rocco, Tom & Sally Dick

Visitors:
several visitors including Jim Rocco,Bob Gorsuch,Tom & Sally Dick


Weather:
very low for in valley creases ending at 9EST then clear,cloudless and
sunny with light W winds,warm and dry

Raptor Observations:
31 migrating birds

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,phoebe,chickadees,swifts,1 red-headed wp,20 turkeys in field
below the watch. Also painted ladies,orange & common Sulphurs,bl.
swallowtails,coppers,& 29 monarchs

Predictions:
cloudy with a slight chance of a shower,lgt. to mod. W winds,high near 70F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (<denali...>)


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

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Date: 10/4/17 3:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (04 Oct 2017) 30 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 7 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 6 249
Bald Eagle 1 7 159
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 63 632
Cooper's Hawk 4 11 68
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 5 6 10713
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 170
Merlin 1 3 46
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 23
Unknown Falcon 0 3 9
Unknown Raptor 0 1 15

Total: 30 135 12249
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: David Barber, Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Dense fog with clearing after 10:00. Light and variable winds

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1337J
PEFA: 0857A

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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/4/17 2:46 pm
From: <foandla...> <foandla...>
Subject: strange bird call Northampton County
Around 11 am today I had a light colored bird, a little smaller than a robin flying low overhead in Easton.  The call was what got me on it at first because it reminded me of the call of a Paraque.  The bird flew to the yard across from work, circled once, and may have landed in a tree, calling five or six times as it passed.  Flight was kind of sloppy, not straight, but not like woodpecker.  Sort of fluttery, if anything would describe it.  I've never heard anything like it before.  Had I not been on the roof at the time I might have investigated further.Any thoughts during this migration season?Dan ZmodaPen Argyl
 

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Date: 10/4/17 2:43 pm
From: Bob Keener <keener1538...>
Subject: GC Kinglets/Juncos Franklin county
Dear PA Birders,
Goodly numbers of Golden Crowned Kinglets are vocalizing and moving through
Michaux State Forest, along with a few FOS Juncos.

Bob Keener
 

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Date: 10/4/17 2:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (04 Oct 2017) 61 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 11 150
Turkey Vulture 12 40 399
Osprey 3 6 235
Bald Eagle 2 9 218
Northern Harrier 0 3 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 53 411
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 64
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 3 10 127
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 81
Merlin 3 3 18
Peregrine Falcon 5 5 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 6 12 152

Total: 61 165 10806
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Richard, Rick Gaeta, Scott Keys

Visitors:
Dan Bogar and his son's family visiting from Anguilla Island, Mrs.
Hoffard's 6th grade class from Palmerton and a SOBO hiker named Repeat.

Additional observers: Dan and Pete Kell.


Weather:
61-72F, early morning haze caused poor visibility. Haze burned off around
9 am with visibility increasing throughout the day (10 miles). SW winds
between 1-5 mph with blue skies all day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (2): 1135a, 1140i.

Merlin flew through the bowl and settled on a perch before continuing on.



Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (22), Raven (2), Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler,
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Magnolia Warbler,
Tennessee Warbler, Palm Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue Jay, Carolina
Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Chimney Swift, Tree Swallow

Predictions:
Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph
in the afternoon.
========================================================================
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: 10/4/17 2:15 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (04 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 3 80
Northern Harrier 0 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 164
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 101
Merlin 1 1 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 6 27 2847
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers: Bob Kelly, Chuck Root

Visitors:
Two classes of 8 students and one teacher from Radnor Middle School


Weather:
Sunny with temperature in the 70's for most of the day, winds SW, keeping
the flight light

Raptor Observations:
Slow flight today until about 2 EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Fifteen Monarch Butterfly and one female Diana Butterfly

Predictions:
Warming into the low 80's with some clouds, but still a SW wind
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/4/17 11:21 am
From: Rob Blye <rwblye...>
Subject: Re: Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????
I agree. I deleted the email without opening it.

*Rob*

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

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Lynn Roman <
<000000eb1f5ef221-dmarc-request...> wrote:

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> From: <moke511...> <moke511...>
> To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
> Sent: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 1:39 pm
> Subject: [PABIRDS]
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Date: 10/4/17 10:54 am
From: Linda Widdop <linda...>
Subject: Re: Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????
Definitely don't open that link. It is a phishing scam.


Thanks,
Linda

Linda Widdop | Director of Technology Services
215-557-1559 x111
<linda...>
Great resources can be found at:
http://techimpact.org/our-resources/


-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:<PABIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Lynn Roman
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:43 PM
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????




THe below email looks suspicious....






Lynn Roman
Board Secretary

http://www.friendsofheinzrefuge.org/





-----Original Message-----
From: <moke511...> <moke511...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 1:39 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS]

hi Pabirds


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Date: 10/4/17 10:53 am
From: Lynn Roman <000000eb1f5ef221-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Has PABIRD list serve been hacked????



THe below email looks suspicious....






Lynn Roman
Board Secretary

http://www.friendsofheinzrefuge.org/





-----Original Message-----
From: <moke511...> <moke511...>
To: PABIRDS <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 1:39 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS]

hi Pabirds


http://bit.ly/2xawSuy
 

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Date: 10/4/17 10:39 am
From: <moke511...> <moke511...>
Subject:
hi Pabirds


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Date: 10/4/17 5:36 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: PSO field trip to Allegheny Front Hawkwatch
Hello everyone

just another reminder of the last field trip of the year offered by PSO

We will be returning to the Front in the hopes of being in good winds
during the peak of Golden Eagles and maybe a Goshawk or 2.

here is the facebook link for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/events/193271144533626

we have updated the address on the map.

this trip is free, no sign ups required, you don't have to be a PSO
member and the walk from the parking area is close and flat.

a few of us will be birding in nearby locations before going up to the
hawkwatch, just touch base with me if you wish to join for that.

chad kauffman, mifflintown, pa

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Date: 10/3/17 7:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (03 Oct 2017) 47 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 112
Bald Eagle 9 9 111
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 50 341
Cooper's Hawk 5 19 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 10
Broad-winged Hawk 8 13 10648
Red-tailed Hawk 5 7 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 9 123
Merlin 0 0 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 47 115 11537
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Hank Davis, Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (5): Hank Davis, Jim Balint, Kathleen Pileggi, Lorraine Tahar.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Sunny (20-0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles,
Temps 54 - 73F, Winds ENE-SE @ 5 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and
Turkey Vultures (65).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-2; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-2; adult-5
<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: ---Is Chivalry Dead? YES!---

In a very nice gesture, Kathleen went to my moms house, picked her up and
brought her out for a day spent at the Hawk Watch. I needed that,
Kathleen! Thank you

Greeting me this morning at The Watch was a pile of feathers near our
feeding station. Upon closer examination, there may well be one less
White-crowned Sparrow to count today, and just possibly one satiated
accipiter migrating south. This is for the overall evolutionary benefit of
the species, though creating stronger, more alert, generations by passing
those genes forward. Sure, its hard to accept, a bit especially if
youre that White-crowned Sparrow, having traveled hundreds or thousands of
miles, simply to meet this fate.

As one sometimes does, a Pileated Woodpecker spent time out on one of our
snags in the brilliant sunlight. Now, thats a sight to behold! Another
woodpecker, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker flew by The Watch, representing the
second of this species for the season.

Weve had a fantastic year for Broad-winged Hawks here at Bucktoe, with
well over 10,000 birds counted. We are at the dribs and drabs stage of
their fall migration now. So, a group of eight birds lifting off in front
of me bright and early this morning and forming a kettle, was thoroughly
enjoyable, though a bit surprising.

A group of Mallards flew over, containing one Black Duck (species # 121).
Hank was here over lunch, filling our depleted water feature with water
delivered by, my fishing buddy, Jim. Jim shared stories of a recently
completed fishing trip to New York for Atlantic Salmon. Now Jim, thats
good eats! Thanks, Hank & Jim, for the help! On top of that, Hank was
hot on the Eagles, finding five during the afternoon!

After todays watch, Kathleen and I went to the new satellite Trail Creek
Outfitters in downtown Kennett Square. Owner, Ed knows us, of the Bucktoe
Creek Preserve Hawk Watch and of our sponsor, The Land Conservancy for
Southern Chester County, and agreed to put up a sign advertising the Hawk
Watch. Upon leaving Trail Creek Outfitters and returning to the car parked
on a congested street, I went to open her door for Kathleen, as is my
habit.
Dont do that. Its dangerous with these cars whizzing by so close and
fast.
Youre right, I said, laughing. Its not safe and I could just see the
headlines now, True Gentleman, Killed Opening a Door in Kennett. I
thought it was funny, but was in no way ready for what happened next.
Giggling, Kathleen said, No way! The headline would read: Is Chivalry
Dead? Yes, It IS!! (and just now)
Touch, Kathleen. Touch!! When I was a columnist, I always had problems
with those pesky headline writers, feeling they never captured the story I
wrote. Writers dont get to write their own headlines. Now in Kathleen, I
finally had a headline writer - in this fantasy column- who did much better
than I thought I could have done myself. You got me, Kathleen! Good one!!


I will be late arriving tomorrowanother doctors appointmentarriving by
11am. I will stay until 5pm to make up for it.
<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>
1-Great Blue Heron, 1-American Black Duck, 1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
3-Palm Warbler, 1-Lincoln's Sparrow, 1-Swamp Sparrow, 3-White-crowned
Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (15): Monarch - 18, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Black Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Red-spotted Purple, Variegated Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing,
Sachem, Painted Lady. Dragonflies (3): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags,
Wandering Glider. 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: 5.83; Steps: 13,688; Floors:
42.
<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: 52; this season: 121
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): American
Black Duck.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks foggy to begin with, better later with light
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: 10/3/17 6:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (03 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 1 1 1
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 78
Northern Harrier 2 2 18
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 164
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 100
Merlin 0 0 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 14
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 8 21 2841
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, Bruce Childs

Observers: Bob Kelly, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Sam Mayer
Mike Cosgrove
Scott Tuttle


Weather:
Clouds in the morning, followed by deep blue skies in the afternoon. Winds
SE in the morning, and SW in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Not a lot of action.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 8

Common Loon- 3

Predictions:
Sunny with SW winds, 5-10mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/3/17 5:43 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (01 Oct 2017) 56 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 15
TV 0 0 10
OS 1 1 67
BE 5 5 139
NH 0 0 14
SS 22 22 167
CH 0 0 31
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 0 16
BW 0 0 3576
RT 23 23 245
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 1 17
ML 0 0 9
PG 2 2 13
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 1 1 1
UR 1 1 22
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 56 56 4361
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Gorsuch

Observers:

Weather:
Temp 6 to 13 degrees C.
Light winds out of the east.
Blue skies.
visibility 20 km.

Raptor Observations:
56 migrating raptors.
5 Bald Eagles: 12:30 pm Juv; 2:20 PM Ad; 3:50 PM immat;
3:55 PM immat; 4:25 PM Ad.

Non-raptor Observations:
20 cedar waxwings; 24 blue jays; 1 cat bird; 2 flickers.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (<bob...>)


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

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Date: 10/3/17 5:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (03 Oct 2017) 196 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 2 17
TV 19 30 40
OS 0 1 67
BE 3 10 144
NH 1 1 15
SS 83 136 281
CH 9 9 40
NG 0 0 2
RS 1 1 17
BW 0 0 3576
RT 67 82 304
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 2 3 19
ML 2 2 11
PG 5 6 17
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 2 23
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 196 287 4592
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Bob Stewart, Deb Bodenschatz,
Gene & Nancy Flament, Janet Kuehl, Joe Sabo

Visitors:
20 visitors, Gene & Nancy Flament, Joe Sabo, Janet Kuehl,
Bob Stewart, Nancy Ott, Ed gowarty, Bob Gorsuch, Dave Poder, Deb
Bodenschatz, Tom & Sally Dickhelped with spotting


Weather:
Light to moderate winds out of the SE
Average temp. 16 c
Visibility clear up to 32km with haze in early morning
0% cloud cover all day

Raptor Observations:
195 Raptors counted. with 3 Bald eagles: Juv. at 1:43,
Adults at :3:31 and 3:35.
5 Peregrine's, 2 Merlin's ,2 Kestrel's

Non-raptor Observations:
10 Monarch's, clouded sulpher, cabbage whites.
Ravens, crows, bluejays, chimney swifts, waxwings

Predictions:
Clear with south west winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (<jd.jh.rocco...>)


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Date: 10/3/17 4:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (03 Oct 2017) 68 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 5 144
Turkey Vulture 12 28 387
Osprey 2 3 232
Bald Eagle 6 7 216
Northern Harrier 3 3 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 35 393
Cooper's Hawk 6 6 62
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 13
Broad-winged Hawk 3 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 5 7 124
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 80
Merlin 0 0 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 6 146

Total: 68 104 10745
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Corey Husic, Ed Wanamaker, Rob Keith

Visitors:
Rick and Barry from Stroudsburg, Johnnie from Uganda, and some day hikers.


Weather:
61-68F, clear blue skies all day with good visibility (30 miles). Winds
shifting from E to SE by afternoon with speeds between 1-6 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (6): 1110, 1158, 1209, 1209, 1345, 1345.

3 migrating SSHA's playing/diving each other.

Non-mig immature Bald Eagle flying N at 1043, non-mig immature Bald Eagle
flying N at 1144, and non-mig adult and immature Bald Eagle flying N at
1510.

Non-mig falcon (possible Peregrine) diving the local Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (37), Raven (3), Canada Goose (1), Red-eyed Vireo, Black-throated
Green Warbler, Chickadee, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Chimney Swift

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind
becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
========================================================================
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: 10/3/17 4:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (03 Oct 2017) 57 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 9 9
TV 5 23 23
OS 2 2 201
BE 6 14 269
NH 2 2 23
SS 22 54 1060
CH 2 6 66
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 5
BW 1 1 8047
RT 7 15 194
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 3
AK 1 2 194
ML 0 0 17
PG 1 3 17
UA 2 4 10
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 1 1 3
UR 3 4 57

Total: 57 140 10212
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck

Observers: Gene Wagner

Visitors:
Dave Jacobs, 9


Weather:
Winds S/SE

Raptor Observations:
BA AD 10:10, 2:35
WB 1:10, 2:35
JUV 3:42

PG JUV 4:23

Non-raptor Observations:
BLJY 86
Monarchs: 42
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
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: 10/3/17 4:25 pm
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Purple Finch; Allegheny County; 10/03/2017
This morning we had a female Purple Finch visit our feeder.

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

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Date: 10/3/17 4:08 pm
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11...>
Subject: Lebanon County mosly today
Today I started at 1:45 at the Rt. 501 pond near ELCO Road and the 3 Glossy
Ibis are still there but no sign of the White-rumped Sandpipers . At 2 pm
flushed in a hurry by an adult Peregrine Falcon made a low pass, and the
Glossy's Ibis flew together heading south, high, and out of sight. I kept
looking for birds at the pond . At 2:19 the Glossy Ibis ,all 3 were flying
in from the west, landed quickly in the pond. I left around 2:30 pm and went
to Reistville ponds, there was no birds around the ponds ! I went to Middle
Creek WMA and checked the water on both sides , with the Canada Geese were 2
Black Ducks, 2 Wood Ducks, and 1 Green Heron all on the Lancaster County
side.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County
 

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Date: 10/3/17 3:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 48
BE 1 2 48
NH 0 1 13
SS 8 14 110
CH 0 1 19
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 6
BW 1 2 2445
RT 4 10 32
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 2 44
ML 0 0 6
PG 0 0 3
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 1 8

Total: 17 33 2783
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers: Greg Grove, Jim Dunn

Visitors:
1


Weather:
light SE wind turning to SSE. All blue sky.

Raptor Observations:
AK - 1 F, 1 Unk

Imm BE 205

One Ad BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
390 Tree Swallows

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


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Date: 10/3/17 3:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (03 Oct 2017) 6 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 51
Bald Eagle 0 0 60
Northern Harrier 0 0 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 10 193
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 4653
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 40
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 6 14 5124
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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: Rosemary Spreha, Steve Rannels

Visitors:
Darlene Kirschner, Pizza deliverymen-D. McKeever, R. Stewart. 5-vehicles,
13-visitors. 1- large Gap vehicle.1- hunter


Weather:
Steady light wind out of the south all day with "Bluebird Skies". Temp's in
the 60's.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-21

Predictions:
More of the same reduced numbers of migrants. Without a change of the
weather pattern until late week can't expect better.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Date: 10/3/17 3:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (03 Oct 2017) 48 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 7 7 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 4 247
Bald Eagle 1 6 158
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 49 618
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 64
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 10708
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 8 169
Merlin 0 2 45
Peregrine Falcon 3 6 22
Unknown Falcon 2 3 9
Unknown Raptor 0 1 15

Total: 48 105 12219
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler: Adam Carter

Counters: Rob Feldman, Zoey Greenburg

Weather:
Clear all day with visibility up to 40 miles. Winds were out of the south.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1153imm

Imm. Goshawk seen but not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, several woodpecker species, 4 warbler species, 33
monarchs

Predictions:
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around
56. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of
precipitation is 20%.

Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in
the morning.
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/3/17 7:55 am
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Empidonax ID
Kenn Kaufman has a book in the Peterson Field Guide series: A Field Guide To Advanced Birding: Birding Challenges and how to Approach them. 1990. Has chapter on Empidonax flycatchers. Goes into detailed analysis of points you raised.

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 10/3/17 7:08 am
From: Barry E. Blust <barryblust...>
Subject: Identification of Empidonax by sight
In various places in recent months I've seen discussions about
identification of various Empidonax individuals that have made references to
characteristics such as "primary extension", "tail length", "eye ring
extended towards rear", "yellow underparts", "large headed look", etc. It
seems that the art of identifying an Empidonax individual by sight may be
possible under the right circumstances, or at least being able to narrow
down the possibilities of which species it might be. I was wondering if
anyone is aware of any resources that may exist, printed or online, that
have these ID tips described in one place?

Thanks.


Barry E. Blust
21 Rabbit Run Lane
Glenmoore, PA
Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County
<BarryBlust...>

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

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Date: 10/3/17 6:42 am
From: Chuck Berthoud <cbpabirds...>
Subject: October eBird Challenge
Hello PA Birders:

Qualifying checklists for October’s eBird challenge will be only those
that have attached photos and audio recordings. The birding community is
encouraged to help build the Macaulay Library with our digital media.
With the advent of Merlin Photo ID software in December our pictures can
be compared to others in the library. The bigger the library the more
accurate the ID and make it easier for the software to use poorer
quality photos.

In early August eBird Mobile for Android released the ability to keep
track of your birding effort through the phone's GPS. I have been using
this for two months now. The write up makes the case for using GPS
tracking to create more accurate habitat associations for the birds we
report. This in turn improves the interpretation of STEM models-those
cool maps that track migration over the course of the year. Four STEM
models are provided with the August 3 write up on eBird. Check out the
Barn Swallow migration at this link.:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/stem/barswa/

Good birding.

Chuck,

York County
 

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Date: 10/3/17 5:56 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Mifflin County - belated report of Clay Colored Sparrow
hello all

got a call from Amos Swarey, who was giving me a late report of a Clay
Colored Sparrow on 9/24.

Ivan Byler and his grandson Christopher Yoder saw and heard this odd
sparrow on Roy I Rd, off Mt Road in Belleville.

they weren't sure what it was at first and searched their books, finally
in the crossley they saw something that matched on it.

Attempts to relocate the bird since haven't been successful.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Date: 10/3/17 2:48 am
From: reeser <reeser...>
Subject: Hummingbirds -- Cumberland County
We've been seeing at least 2 ruby throated hummingbirds each day for the
past week. However today, Monday 10/2/17, I only noticed one at 7:30 AM.

It might be that I didn't have as much time to watch for them today.
Also, there wasn't quite as big a bloom on the cardinal climber vines as
last week, which is where one spent a good bit of time. One sat in the
tree above the cardinal climber and the other sat in the tree above the
salvia (black and blue, Amistad, Wendy's Wish, etc.).

Ellen
<reeser...>
Cumberland County, PA
 

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Date: 10/2/17 8:38 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (02 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 112
Bald Eagle 0 0 102
Northern Harrier 0 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 33 324
Cooper's Hawk 7 14 119
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 9
Broad-winged Hawk 3 5 10640
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 7 121
Merlin 0 0 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 33 68 11490
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 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 (4): Kathleen Rengert, Jim Balint, Kathleen Pileggi .
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Sunny (5-0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles,
Temps 52 - 74F, Winds NNW-NNE @ 5 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and
Turkey Vultures (65).
<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: ---Sparrow Wars---

Happy 101st Birthday, Howard Brokaw!
First in was a Swamp Sparrow, picking cracked corn up near our water
feature, spread just there for that expressed purpose, and making the time
I used to get it yesterday seem well-spent. But a Song Sparrow would
simply have none of it driving it back into the brush. At 9:39 our first
White-crowned Sparrow (becoming our 120th species at The Watch) appeared -
an immature, born just this year. Its size, if not the sites
familiarity, giving it the edge over our unhospitable Song Sparrow. A
second White-crowned joined in the melee, this going to the bath itself.
Get in there and clean that dirty bird. You had a long flight in, fella.
These White-crowned Sparrows have never set eyes on Bucktoe Basin before,
yet suddenly had full control like theyve been her for years. Oh, those
precocious youngsters!

The sky remained devastatingly blue, hiding all those within its depths. I
stayed with my sparrows. Four Song Sparrows now overwhelmed the water
feature, leaving water flying in every direction and splashing our current
star of the show a smaller and darker Lincolns Sparrow who remained in
the adjacent brush. He was obviously to me, in desperate need of a drink
and a bath. I feel your pain, my friend Ive been there! At 9:49, Mr.
Lincoln got his chance, delicately splashing the water. Its amazing how
upon close observation, birds personalities are revealed dont you
think? A Savannah Sparrow was next, avoiding the bath, opting for food.
(Ive been there, too!) But Sparrowclean thyself!! I must remember that
I said that the next time I reach for the refrigerator over the shower
curtain. Now, a Song Sparrow displaced EVERYONE, ferociously taking a bath
and vanquishing all others to the thicket.

Skies still were empty to the non- scanning eye, besides this bathing
escapade was too much fun to lose it all training my eyes in to that
endlessly deep blue wasteland. Therell be lots of time for THAT!

A Field Sparrow finally made its way in, feeding first, then daintily
sipping from Bucktoe Basin, perturbing the Song Sparrows, already drenched,
to no end. The chase was on. Songs won at first; Field persisted, winning
in the end. With all this incessant activity, its no wonder why I have to
add water every day its this Bucktoe Basin Bathing Brawl thing!

A single Broad-winged Hawk became visible, somewhere in that blue vastness,
breaking up my terrestrial fun. Not to be outdone (or out cleaned) a
Common Yellowthroat came in, as did a Palm Warbler. Finally, a third
White-crowned, this one of the few adults we get here. Already
pristine-looking, he bathed anyway, just to show the youngsters how its
done. Just then, another pregnant Praying Mantis flew by, alighting in the
meadow grasses, a painful reminder and more sadness for our brothers in
arms, fellas! Likely, one less of our brethren!! Rejoice in your male
cards!

Anyway, there it was six Sparrow species (3 or 4 not normally seen at
your feeders, right?) working things out between themselves and with no
threat of nuclear holocaust involved. All ending up cleaned, fed and
bathed. At least those that wanted toMr. Savannah! Maybe the way they
handle things TRUMPS how we do things? That last statement was forced at
my hand by Bucktoe Jimmy. You all know Bucktoe Jimmy, right? Hes our
stuffed corvid mascot usually with a bottle of Old Crow in hand.er,
uhin wing. Jimmy has definite political ideas, theories (aspirations?)
that he wont squelch Ive tried he wont listen to merather choosing
to crow about something. A bit opinionated, he is - his mind ravenous
(sorry) with activity.

Back to the blue sky - you know, blue was always my favorite colorthat is,
until I started counting hawks

Kathleen covered our adjacent warbler meadow ragweed field this morning
reporting it alive with activity including 2 Black-throated Blue Warblers,
many Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Magnolia Warbler. [KR]. We covered it
later in the day finding those and adding a late female Blackburnian
Warbler.

I had fun with the sparrows this morning, trouble finding hawks all day in
this sky, now its time for some real sadness and tears, right? A good
healthy cry is in order?? I called my mom finally, after forgetting my
birthday on Saturday. I had avoided itnot knowing what to do. Mention
it? Ignore it? What?? Well, in true Larry fashion I dealt with it,
minimally, by calling, but avoided the crux of the matter, not mentioning
it at all. My mom still knew nothing of it in conversation. A mere,
Whats new? came from mom. I just couldnt bear to tell her what was
new. It was breaking my heart how this was not her. I didnt want her to
feel sad or sorry, right? Is anything worse than this??? Too sad to write
any more

I will be late arriving again on Wednesdayanother doctors
appointmentarriving by 11am. I will stay until 5pm to make up for it. I
stay until then, anyway, writing What better place to write than my
field office in the.well, field?
<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>
2-Great Blue Heron, 4-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3-Magnolia Warbler,
2-Black-throated Blue Warbler, 1-Blackburnian Warbler, 1-Palm Warbler,
1-Savannah Sparrow, 1-Lincoln's Sparrow, 1-Swamp Sparrow, 4-White-crowned
Sparrow.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (13): Monarch - 22, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Red-spotted Purple, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem. Dragonflies
(2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags. 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: 5.2; Steps: 12,208; Floors: 24.
<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: 54; this season: 120
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1):
White-crowned Sparrow.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks ____
<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: 10/2/17 6:38 pm
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller...>
Subject: another big warbler flight at Hawk Mt., Schuylkill
As is usually the case, fairly few passerines were seen or heard during the
windy, blustery frontal passage of the last few days, but last night's cold,
calm conditions apparently got birds moving. (My car thermometer registered
a nearly frosty 34F in the valley below Hawk Mt. at 5:45 a.m.) I heard about
400 nocturnal flight calls at South Lookout from 6-6:30 a.m., mostly of
Swainson's Thrush. At North Lookout, there was another big movement of
mostly boreal warblers and Blue-headed Vireos from about 7-9 a.m. The list
is below. The nearly windless conditions killed the raptor flight, of
course.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, US
> Oct 2, 2017 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Light wsw wind died by end of period, clear, 42F at start.
> 39 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 38
> Turkey Vulture 12
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
> Chimney Swift 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 6
> Pileated Woodpecker 3
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Blue-headed Vireo 28 Part of a large movement of warblers through
> trees past lookout. Many or most were hatch year birds, showing much
> yellow. Several sang on their way through the forest.
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 10
> American Crow 2
> Common Raven 3
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Carolina Wren 2
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 160 May well be an underestimate. Everywhere in
> trees and bushes around lookout. First large movement of species here this
> fall.
> Swainson's Thrush 1
> American Robin 5
> Cedar Waxwing 25
> Tennessee Warbler 18 Mostly freshly minted immatures showing much
> yellow; a few drabber adults.
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Cape May Warbler 220 The second remarkable count over 200 here this
> fall. Mostly dull, streaky immatures, but every plumage variation seen.
> Usually one of the more common migrants on the ridgetop, but over the top
> this year.
> Northern Parula 5
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Bay-breasted Warbler 4
> Blackburnian Warbler 2
> Blackpoll Warbler 55 First big movement this fall.
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 5
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
> Black-throated Green Warbler 89 Usually the most common fall warbler
> here, but outnumbered by Cape May this year. Big flight day for species.
> More than half of the birds seen were adults with extensively black
> throats.
> warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 30 Flyovers and birds moving through
> foliage too quickly to identify. Probably a low count.
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> Scarlet Tanager 9
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8 Not an unusual number.
> American Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39523819
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County
 

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Date: 10/2/17 5:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (02 Oct 2017) 91 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 15
TV 11 11 21
OS 1 1 67
BE 7 7 141
NH 0 0 14
SS 53 53 198
CH 0 0 31
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 0 16
BW 0 0 3576
RT 15 15 237
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 2 2
AK 1 1 17
ML 0 0 9
PG 1 1 12
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 21
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 91 91 4396
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Bob Wertz, Dick Akers, Ed Gowarty, Jack Julian,
Janet Kuehl, Nancy Ott, Ron Rovansek, Tom & Sally Dick

Visitors:
Janet Kuehl, Bob Gorsuch, Ed Gowarty, Bob Wertz, Tom & Sally Dick, Dick
Akers, Nancy Ott, & Ron Rovansek & Jack Julian


Weather:
Clear and sunny with light SE wind which increased about 3 in the afternoon
to moderate SE wind (3-16 mph). High temp of 17.4. Valley was hazy early,
but cleared later.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the raptors were pretty good looks. Mostly Sharp-shinned Hawks
early. As the wind picked up late in the afternoon, so did the size of the
birds. We had 7 Bald Eagles (10:51, 4:03, 4:00, 4:12, 4:28, 4;31, & 4:51),
3 Juvenile, 3 Sub-adult and 1 adult. We also had 2 Golden Eagles (3:35 &
4:14), 1 adult and 1 Juvenile. We had a total of 23 Turkey Vultures, 11 of
which behaved as though migrating. We also had a beautiful, low adult
Peregrine Falcon that flew directly overhead, as did all the Eagles. We
also had a couple of local Red-tailed Hawks hanging around most of the day.


Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker 1, Cedar Waxwings 17, A. Robin 4, E. Towhee 3, Phoebe
1, Flicker 1, Raven 1, Crow 5, Non-migrating Turkey Vulture 12, Chimney
Swift 1, Blue Jay 7, Back-throated green 2.

Butterflies: Monarch 18
Red-spotted purple, Meadow Fritillary, Cabbage White, Sulphur, & an
American Copper.

Predictions:
Sunny and clear with light SSE wind (4-10 mph). A high temp of about 20 C
expected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)


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Date: 10/2/17 4:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (02 Oct 2017) 71 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 7 7 7
TV 10 18 18
OS 0 0 199
BE 7 8 263
NH 0 0 21
SS 29 32 1038
CH 4 4 64
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 5
BW 0 0 8046
RT 8 8 187
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 3
AK 1 1 193
ML 0 0 17
PG 2 2 16
UA 2 2 8
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 0 2
UR 1 1 54

Total: 71 83 10155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gary LaBelle, Gene Wagner,
Joe Lavella

Visitors:
Steve and Eric Manifold 3


Weather:
Clear and chilly early, warming up in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
PG AD 9:15, 9:50
BE AD 10:59x3, 11:58x2
Juv 11:52

First bird SS 8:15
Last bird

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 12
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Date: 10/2/17 4:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (02 Oct 2017) 2 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 78
Northern Harrier 0 0 16
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 163
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 8
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 99
Merlin 0 0 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 2 13 2833
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bill Cranny, Tom Bush

Observers: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Bill Kussmarl, Lin and Scott Armstrong


Weather:
Bright blue skies and no clouds at all! Calm winds. Not great hawkwatching
weather!

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle deemed locals, Red-taileds, too

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies - 4

Many swallows and swifts, and Blue Jays

Predictions:
Sunny, with ESE winds and temps into the low 70s F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Date: 10/2/17 4:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (02 Oct 2017) 26 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 2 141
Turkey Vulture 11 16 375
Osprey 1 1 230
Bald Eagle 1 1 210
Northern Harrier 0 0 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 11 369
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 56
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8890
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 119
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 79
Merlin 0 0 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 3 143

Total: 26 36 10677
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Rob Keith

Visitors:
None


Weather:
57-68F, blue skies all day with good visibility (20 miles). Light NW winds
switching to N at 1-3 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (1): 1053a

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven (6), Monarch (6), Pileated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Blue Jay,
Blackburnian Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Chickadee sp, Magnolia
Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Chimney Swift

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind
becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/2/17 2:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (02 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 245
Bald Eagle 3 5 157
Northern Harrier 0 0 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 27 596
Cooper's Hawk 3 4 61
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10707
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 165
Merlin 0 2 45
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 19
Unknown Falcon 0 1 7
Unknown Raptor 1 1 15

Total: 17 57 12171
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 1 hours

Compiler: Adam Carter, Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adam Carter, Brian Ferrence, Catherine Elwell,
Christine Whitehair, David Hughes, Rudy Keller,
Christine Whitehair, Rudy Keller, Rudy Keller,
Christine Whitehair

Weather:
Clear all day with bright blue skies and good visibility. AM winds were
1-2km out of the NW and subsided in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1034imm, 1139imm, 1250imm

3 adult BAEA circling together between #1 and Donat and flew North (local?)

Non-raptor Observations:
A hoppin' day for non-raptors!

Canada Geese 38, Chimney Swift 4, Northern Flicker 2, Pileated 1, E.
Wood-pewee 1, E. Phoebe 1, Blue-headed Vireo 31, Red-eyed Vireo 3, N.
Cardinal 2, American Crow 2, Common Raven 2, Chickadee sp. 2, C. Wren 2, GC
Kinglet 2, RC Kinglet 174, A. Robin 12, C. Waxwing 56, Sca. Tanager 9, DE
Junco 1, Rusty Blackbird 10, RB Grosbeak 8, BH Cowbird 2, A. Goldfinch 4,
YB Sapsucker 1

Warblers: Tenn. 18, Nashville 1, Parula 6, Magnolia 2, Cape May 227, BT
Blue 5, Yellow-rumped 6, BT Green 95, Blackburnian 2, Bay-breasted 4,
Blackpoll 55, Unid Warb. 34

Predictions:
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Light and variable wind.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Light southeast wind.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in
the morning
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/2/17 2:50 pm
From: john flannigan <rublzrme...>
Subject: Pectoral-Washington country
Today the Pectoral sandpiper continues at Canonsburg Lake behind the doctors offices best viewed from backside of lake from McDowell lane .

Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county
 

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Date: 10/2/17 2:28 pm
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Cackling Goose & Merlin - Erie Co.
This afternoon I was at the Fairview Business Park pond and found a
CACKLING GOOSE among the Canada Goose flock

also there was a Greater Yellowlegs and a Merlin

The Merlin is a first at this location on ebird

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/2/17 2:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (02 Oct 2017) 1 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 51
Bald Eagle 0 0 60
Northern Harrier 0 0 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 5 188
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 4653
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 40
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 1 8 5118
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers:

Visitors:
none (like the cloud cover)


Weather:
Light SSW wind under full sunny sky. Temps 56-64.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 10/2/17 12:54 pm
From: Don Billett <donbsrbirds...>
Subject: Lebanon County
At pond on 501 south of ELCO road - Highlights today: 3 Glossy Ibis, 1
Semi-palmated Plover, 3 White-rumped Sandpiper, 20 Pectoral Sandpipers, and
15 Purple Martins. At Fox road ponds highlights were 9 Mallards with 4
Blue-winged Teal. Randy Miller
 

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Date: 10/2/17 10:38 am
From: Jack E. Solomon <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Frick Today, Allegheny County
Susie Solomon birded alone at Frick Park Today. For a change, laziness was not what kept me from joining her.
Most of the birds were at the Vernal Pond between the 2 parallel segments of the west end of Falls Ravine Trail.
Tennessee WarblerY-r WarblerB-t G WarblerRuby-crowned KinletBlue-headed VireoYellow-bellied SapsuckerWhite-throated SparrowSwainson's Thrush
Attendance at Pgh. Parks Conservancy's Volunteer Naturalist training class kept me from birding today. Small medals and appropriate accolades are in order and will be accepted with false modesty and feigned Grace.
Jack Solomon

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 10/1/17 3:59 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (01 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 1 140
Turkey Vulture 5 5 364
Osprey 0 0 229
Bald Eagle 0 0 209
Northern Harrier 0 0 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 4 362
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 56
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8890
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 79
Merlin 0 0 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 140

Total: 10 10 10651
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers: Ed Wanamaker, Jeff Hopkins

Visitors:
Two southbound hikers heading for Georgia. Expect to arrive in December.


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles. Temps: 44-56F. Wind: 3-6 from the North. Cloud cover:
0%.

Raptor Observations:
Four migrating Sharp-shinned Hawks.

A non-migrating immature Red-shouldered Hawk and a Merlin landed in the
trees in front of the hump at the same time.



Non-raptor Observations:
Warblers: Blackpoll, Palm, Black-throated Green, Bay-breasted,
Yellow-rumped.

Vireo: Blue-headed, Philadelphia.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Carolina Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Raven (1), Monarch (2).



Predictions:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Date: 10/1/17 3:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (01 Oct 2017) 35 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 111
Bald Eagle 0 0 102
Northern Harrier 1 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 15 306
Cooper's Hawk 7 7 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 9
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 10637
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 3 117
Merlin 0 0 20
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 4
Unknown Buteo 1 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 35 11457
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Carol Majors, David Brown, Hank Davis, Joe Sebastiani

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (25): Kathleen Pileggi, Carol Majors, Hank Davis, Ron Majors,
Jean-Marie Gauthier, Lorrie Sherron, Julie Engiles, David Brown, Ian
Stewart, Maria Zouras, Elias Zouras, Ellen Bacino, Andy Urquhart, Tom
Brokaw, Susan Huffington, Elaine Kirk, Colleen DelMonte, Carl Mease,
Barbara MacDonald, Dee Stevens, Robin Gibson, Joe Sebastiani (+1), Steve
Cottrell.
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Sunny (0-10% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles,
Temps 48 - 69F, Winds North @ 5 - 10 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
3-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (65) and
Turkey Vultures (60).
<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: ---Howard Brokaw Memorial Walk---

The Howard Brokaw Memorial Walk came first this morning with 24 people
along, including his son, property owner Tom Brokaw. In tribute to an
incredible life well-led and an enduring legacy in Bucktoe Creek Preserve,
we walked. Highlights were. a Northern Parula, Black-throated Green
Warblers, American Redstarts, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-and-white
Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Magnolia Warblers, Palm Warblers,
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Blue Grosbeak, and 5 Blue-headed Vireo in one
tree! Overall, it was a birdy morning! While a Savannah Sparrow was at
Bucktoe Basin (bird bath), later joined by a Lincolns Sparrow, we still
are awaiting our first White-crowned Sparrows of the season there.

A Peregrine and Harrier were reported from nearby Longwood Gardens on Sept.
30 (DK).

Steve was out to do some work on the Purple Martin gourdes he donated to
the Preserve. Thanks again, Steve! Tom returned and together, we enjoyed
a distant Peregrine soaring on the cool breeze. It was my second Peregrine
of the day at The Watch. This evening as I write, a Barred Owl hooted to
our east, another echoed its response to our north over the Red Clay Creek
valley, bringing to a close another day at beautiful Bucktoe Creek
Preserve.

Our enduring gratitude goes out to Howard Brokaw and the conservation
legacy he inspired, and those that keep it alive and thriving to this day
and forever more.
<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>
1-Killdeer, 2-Barred Owl, 5-Blue-headed Vireo, , 3-Horned Lark,
2-Golden-crowned Kinglet, 20-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1-Swainson's Thrush,
1-Northern Parula, 1-Magnolia Warbler, 1-Black-throated Blue Warbler,
2-Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2-Black-throated Green Warbler, 4-Palm Warbler,
1-Black-and-white Warbler, 4-American Redstart, 1-Savannah Sparrow,
1-Lincoln's Sparrow, 1-Swamp Sparrow, 1-Scarlet Tanager, 2-Rose-breasted
Grosbeak, 1-Blue Grosbeak, 1-Bobolink.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (15): Monarch - 11, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye, Red-spotted
Purple, Variegated Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem, Red Admiral,
Painted Lady. Dragonflies (2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags. Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (4): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel,
White-tailed Deer, Red Squirrel.
<BR><BR>
----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.7; Steps: 15,722; Floors: 28.
<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: 65; this season: 119
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (4): Killdeer,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Swainsons Thrush, Horned Lark.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks mostly sunny with light winds from a northerly
direction. OK, if we can find them!
<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: 10/1/17 3:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Oct 2017) 40 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 244
Bald Eagle 2 2 154
Northern Harrier 0 0 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 20 587
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 3 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10701
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 76
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 4 165
Merlin 2 2 44
Peregrine Falcon 3 3 19
Unknown Falcon 1 1 7
Unknown Raptor 0 0 13

Total: 40 40 12139
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler: David Barber, Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adehl Schwaderer, David Barber, Jason Deeter, Rob Feldman,
Rudy Keller, Scott Morrison, Zoey Greenburg

Weather:
Clear with light and variable winds

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1135A, 1320A


Non-raptor Observations:
Canada goose, ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglet, Tennessee, magnolia,
Cape May, yellow-rumped and blackpoll warblers, American redstart, scarlet
tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak
========================================================================
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/hawk-mountain-2017-fall-hawk-count
 

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Date: 10/1/17 3:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (01 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 51
Bald Eagle 0 0 60
Northern Harrier 0 0 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 4 187
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 4653
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 40
Merlin 1 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 7 7 5117
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis

Visitors:
20+ for vista, Mr & Mrs August Pfeifer


Weather:
Light Variable wind under a full and brutal blue sky. Temps 46-65.

Raptor Observations:
Only birds seen via binoculars. 30+ vultures were seen roaming the area,
high and low but not counted. . A few that appeared to meet the criteria
had to be retracted when they reversed course.
1st bird--7:48 est, last--12:40est

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: 10/1/17 3:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (01 Oct 2017) 11 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 77
Northern Harrier 0 0 16
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 2 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 162
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 8
Broad-winged Hawk 6 6 2342
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 99
Merlin 0 0 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 11 11 2831
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chuck Root, Sheryl Johnson

Observers: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Blue skies, and very few clouds NE, E, and NNW winds, fairly light today.
Temperatures were in the 60s

Raptor Observations:
A slow day for raptor migration over our site, and the deep blue skies
didn't help!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies: 3

Predictions:
Sunny, with NNE winds, and few clouds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (<hcybelle...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 10/1/17 2:41 pm
From: Daniel Weeks <daniel.e.weeks...>
Subject: eBird -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Oct 1, 2017
Highlights today included a dapper Blue-headed Vireo, and
Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- First of Fall
Tennessee Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler -- First of Fall
Black-throated Green Warbler
White-throated Sparrow -- First of Fall
Scarlet Tanager -- Female.

Also, several beautiful Monarchs were flitting around, plus Viceroy, Pearl Crescent, Red-spotted Purple, and Painted Lady.

Good birding, Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County.

Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Oct 1, 2017
11:40
Traveling
1.80 miles
354 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.

Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

140 Canada Goose
12 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
4 Killdeer
3 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Blue-headed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
3 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet -- First of Fall
2 Tennessee Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler -- First of Fall
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow -- First of Fall
2 Song Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager -- Female.
4 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 23
 

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Date: 10/1/17 2:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Sep 2017) 13 Raptors
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 42 48
BE 2 30 46
NH 1 10 12
SS 4 92 96
CH 0 17 18
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 5 6
BW 0 2410 2443
RT 2 19 22
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 35 42
ML 1 5 6
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 7 7

Total: 13 2676 2750
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Betsy Manlove, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Lou Saporito, Susan and Glen Minor, Steve, Molly, Bruce, and Heath McAninch


Weather:
Wind NW/NNW 8-15 mph, sky cloudy until clearing mid-afternoon, temp 9-14C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1258 Imm, 1410 Imm, 3 adults not counted
AK: 1 female, 1 unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow-31, Cape May Warbler-1, Yellow-rumped Warbler-1,
Black-throated Green Warbler-1, monarch-18
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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

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Date: 10/1/17 12:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (01 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 8 8 8
OS 0 0 199
BE 1 1 256
NH 0 0 21
SS 3 3 1009
CH 0 0 60
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 5
BW 0 0 8046
RT 0 0 179
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 3
AK 0 0 192
ML 0 0 17
PG 0 0 14
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 11
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 53

Total: 12 12 10084
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Visitors:
55


Weather:
Clear with a light N wind going NE. Cold to warm.

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 11:45

First bird SS 9:11
Last bird BE JUV 11:45

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch 1
========================================================================
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: 10/1/17 12:08 pm
From: g. g <birdersx5...>
Subject: Pectoral Sandpiper continues, Washington County
The Pectoral Sandpiper reported earlier today by Matt Juskowich was still
present this afternoon when I stopped by on my way back from some good
birding in West Virginia. There were also ~150 Red-winged blackbirds, a
male Northern flicker and female Hairy woodpecker.

Non avian observation: 25 turtles sunning themselves!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
 

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Date: 10/1/17 11:29 am
From: Mark Vass <hawk5571...>
Subject: Common Gallinules - Lawrence Co.
I stopped at the Wampum-New Galilee Rd. marsh today and had seven Common
Gallinules foraging together

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.
 

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Date: 10/1/17 10:01 am
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii...>
Subject: Nelson’s Sparrows/Sora & Ruddy Turnstone (Lancaster Co.)
Presently a non-breeding Ruddy Turnstone, Knot Island, Conejohela Flats,
Lancaster County. 2 Dunlin, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers and
Pectoral Sandpipers. (w/ Eric Witmer, Steve Rannels, Bruce Carl and Mike
Epler)

Also, an early morning trip to the Bainbridge Islands turned up 3 Nelson’s
Sparrows, a Sora, a Black-bellied Plover and Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs. (w/
Ian Gardner, Eric Witmer, Steve Rannels, Bruce Carl and Mike Epler)

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

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Date: 10/1/17 9:41 am
From: Georgia Kagle <jazzy523...>
Subject: Hummingbird York Co
Had a hummingbird this am. It was at the pineapple sage that blooms late fall. The plant is like a bush this year with all the rain, so there's plenty of flowers for hummingbirds. Also have red salvias and streptocarpus which they love. I keep my feeder out also for these migrants. Only my plants in pots are hanging on since I water them. The rest of the flowers in the beds are drying up due to lack of rain.

Anxiously awaiting the white throated sparrows!

Georgia Kagle
Carroll Twp/York Co


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Date: 10/1/17 6:41 am
From: Rosemary Lunz <rlunz58...>
Subject: Hummingbird - Lycoming Co.
​Birders,

After no sightings for 2 weeks, I have a hummingbird! It has the markings
of a female ruby-throat. I can't make out any other markings due to the
feathers being fluffed against the cold. It seems to be at the feeder
every 20 min. or so - maybe fueling up for the next leg of it's trip.

Rosemary Lunz
Warrensville
 

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Date: 10/1/17 6:37 am
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pectoral Sandpiper Washington County
Currently 1 at Canonsburg Lake Behind the Doctors offices at Waterdam Plaza. Matthew Juskowich Allegheny County
 

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Date: 9/30/17 7:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (30 Sep 2017) 33 Raptors
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 111 111
Bald Eagle 6 98 102
Northern Harrier 0 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 291 291
Cooper's Hawk 3 105 105
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 8 8
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10635 10635
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 111 114
Merlin 1 18 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 33 11413 11422
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Dale Kendall, Kathleen Pileggi, Lorrie Sherron

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE
<BR><BR>
Visitors (6): Kathleen Pileggi, Gary Stolz, Lorrie Sherron, Dale Kendall,
Kathleen Rengert
<BR><BR>
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
<BR><BR>



Weather:
Partly Sunny - Mostly Cloudy (50-100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000-7,300
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 57 - 66F, Winds NW @ 10 - 20 mph.
<BR><BR>


Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Bald Eagle, -Cooper's
Hawk, 2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (70) and
Turkey Vultures (65).
<BR><BR>
----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-0; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-1; adult-5
<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: ---Sixty? Its the New Thirty!?---

Its my birthday! Gotta have something terrific come by, right? So, what
will it be? Kathleen was here before me, having decorated the site using
those lovely Mylar balloons with an appropriate number upon them.
Yesterdays group of Sandhill Cranes heading our way would have sufficed,
but as Mike pointed out, I got the details wrong. They were seen at Ashton
Tract, not Ashland Hawk Watch. Speed reading must be matched with
speed-cognition. A problem of mine

Lorrie showed up, and with her brought her usual good luck. Special
friend, Dale arrived, her hands cluttered with birthday cake, cookies and
cupcakes the three cs! Oh, and lunch - a tuna sandwich. Thanks, Dale
I love you! Now, thats the kind of ground clutter I like to see on my
radar! (That radar reference is for you, Holly Little Blip) A brisk
northerly wind today had a bite to it we werent used to yet; driving Dale
home early and me into my fleece sweater/jacket. Id better toughen up a
bit as November is looming.

Kathleen was here with a new series of pictures to share from Heinz Refuge
a nice Black-throated Green Warbler and Marsh Wren, among them. In the
end, there was nothing special bird-wise for my birthday. Thanks for the
special touches Kathleen and Dale and theres always next year, right?
And I figure my numbers today were about half of what Id have liked them
to be. With that ratio in mind, 60 becomes a thirty.no problem.

Folks, please cherish your parents all your loved ones, especially when
they have their full capacities. My mom, the absolute bedrock of my life,
forgot my birthday, her cognitive abilities diminished in recent years. It
is tearing my heart out as I write this late at night
<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>
1-Great Blue Heron, 1-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1-Palm Warbler.
<BR><BR>
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (13): Monarch - 12, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye, Variegated
Fritillary, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem, Red Admiral. Dragonflies (2):
Green Darner, Black Saddlebags. 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: 6.42; Steps: 15,054; Floors:
48.
<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: 44; this season: 115
<BR><BR>
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.
<BR><BR>


Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks about cloudless, with less wind.
<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: 9/30/17 4:42 pm
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene...>
Subject: Sparrows, Koch property, Northampton County
Lincoln's, swamps, and a few white-crowned sparrows are now in the fields along with the more common ones -- chipping, field, and song. Also there, as is usual for this time of the year, are palm warblers. Several indigo buntings (juveniles) remain in a field corn patch, and yesterday, the 29th, there were two eastern phoebes and an eastern wood pewee at the edge of the yard. 

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

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Date: 9/30/17 4:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (30 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 91 139
Turkey Vulture 4 207 359
Osprey 4 173 229
Bald Eagle 10 144 209
Northern Harrier 0 17 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 350 358
Cooper's Hawk 0 52 56
Northern Goshawk 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8664 8890
Red-tailed Hawk 4 71 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 72 79
Merlin 1 12 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 12 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 102 140

Total: 59 9976 10641
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Ron Kline

Observers: Ron Kline, Travis Rennig

Visitors:
Travis Rennig & Ty Sharrow


Weather:
Visibility was excellent. Temperature ranged from a low of 56 in the early
am to a high of 60 between 10 am to noon. Wind was from the N,NW, and NNW.
Wind speed was from 7 to 16 mph. Cloud cover ranged from 75% to 99%.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Bald Eagles at 1028, 1028, 1028, 1231, & 1447
Immature Bald Eagles at 0858, 1014, 1045, & 1352
Unaged Bald Eagle at 1415
Unaged Northern Goshawk at 1415
Unaged Peregrin Falcon at 1434

Non-raptor Observations:
4 Raven
157 Canada Geese

Predictions:
SundaySunny, with a high near 66. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
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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: 9/30/17 4:39 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Sep 2017) 113 Raptors
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 5 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 5 188 243
Bald Eagle 11 109 152
Northern Harrier 0 17 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 77 548 567
Cooper's Hawk 1 52 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 2 10386 10701
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 49 73
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 10 14
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 148 161
Merlin 3 39 42
Peregrine Falcon 4 14 16
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Raptor 0 10 13

Total: 113 11597 12099
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: Bracken Brown, Dave Kruel, David Barber, Dave Kruel,
Ryan Fick

Weather:
Mostly to partly cloudy, NW winds 4-17 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0745A, 0758I, 0926I, 1040A, 1110I, 1120I, 1326I, 1516A

Non-raptor Observations:
838 tree swallows, cape may, black-throated blue, black-throated green,
blackburnian, bay-breasted, blackpoll, palm warbler
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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
 

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Date: 9/30/17 3:38 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Second Mountain (30 Sep 2017) 17 Raptors
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 46 51
Bald Eagle 2 51 60
Northern Harrier 0 17 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 181 183
Cooper's Hawk 1 28 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4624 4651
Red-tailed Hawk 1 25 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 2 38 40
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 17 5030 5110
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Andy Francis, Gayle McKinne, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper,
Tom McKinne

Visitors:
33 individuals in 15 vehicles.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy for the first part of the day with moderate to strong winds
out of the north. Temp's holding steady in the mid 50's all day.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. Imm. 11:24 EDT; B.E. Ad. 11:44 EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
TV's up early in the day with a steady flight of Blue Jays and Tree
Swallows thru the afternoon. Ravens. Archery season began.

Predictions:
??? Thought today was going to be good! Less wind may not help.
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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: 9/30/17 3:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Rose Tree Park (30 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 77 77
Northern Harrier 1 16 16
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 61 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 160 160
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 7
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2336 2336
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 99 99
Merlin 1 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 12 2820 2820
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Curt Calafut, Jamie Pugliese

Observers: Dave Eberly, Jamie Pugliese

Weather:
mostly cloudy and cool with strong NW winds

Raptor Observations:
One adult Bald Eagle at 3:08 EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Blue Heron and Double -crested Cormorant,
8 Monarch Butterfly
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Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=105
 

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Date: 9/30/17 2:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (30 Sep 2017) 145 Raptors
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 4 162 199
BE 23 209 255
NH 0 15 21
SS 90 1000 1006
CH 2 54 60
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 5
BW 4 7909 8046
RT 8 111 179
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 3 3
AK 8 177 192
ML 1 17 17
PG 3 12 14
UA 0 6 6
UB 0 10 11
UF 0 3 3
UE 0 2 2
UR 1 49 53

Total: 145 9741 10072
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Joe Kelly, Joe Sabo, Joe Yoder,
Karena Johnson, MJ McMillan, Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed,
Ron Freed, Tim Johnson

Visitors:
39


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with gusty winds from the north.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 7:55, 9:10(4), 12:24, 1:06
BE WB 8:41, 9:10, 11:07
BE 4YR 8:30, 9:10
BE AD 7:45, 8:12, 8:25(2), 8:40, 8:50, 9:10(2), 10:25, 10:27, 12:50
GE Juv 9:40
PG Juv 8:40, 9:50, 10:12

At 9:10 we had seven bald eagles pass by in a group.

First bird - SS 7:25
Last bird- BW 2:34

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 7
Hummer 1
CAGO - 37
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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: 9/30/17 1:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Allegheny Front (30 Sep 2017) 4 Raptors
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 15 15
TV 0 9 10
OS 0 43 66
BE 0 77 134
NH 0 11 14
SS 1 128 145
CH 0 25 31
NG 0 2 2
RS 0 16 16
BW 0 3348 3576
RT 1 154 222
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 14 16
ML 0 7 9
PG 0 9 11
UA 0 4 5
UB 1 3 9
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 18 21
MK 0 1 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 4 3885 4305
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Brian Wargo

Observers: Jeanine Ging

Visitors:
12 total


Weather:
Drizzle and cold in the morning turning partly sunny in the afternoon.
Strong Northwest winds all day.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures moving back and forth all day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jays, Towhee, Crows, Raven, 7 Monarchs

Predictions:
Southeast Wind and Sun.
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Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (<brianwargo...>)


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

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Date: 9/30/17 9:43 am
From: Dave DeReamus <becard...>
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 9/30/2017
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* September 30, 2017
* PAEA1709.30
- Birds mentioned

Ruffed Grouse
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
Stilt Sandpiper
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
GREAT CORMORANT
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
BLACK TERN
SANDHILL CRANE
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: September 30th at 5:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to <becard...> with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

There will be a field trip to Leaser Lake on October 7th. Meet at Leaser
Lake’s north boat launch, located on Ontelaunee Road at 8:00 AM. Trip
leader will Frank Dickman.

The next Audubon program will be held on October 13th at 7:00 PM at the
Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus. Rob Aptaker will do a program called
“Native American Tales of the American People.”

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 UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Along National Park Drive:
Ruffed Grouse – 2 on 9/10.

Sightings from JACOBSBURG STATE PARK, Northampton County:
PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 9/10.

Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Koch Toyota retention pond:
Stilt Sandpiper – 1 from 9/14 to at least 9/18
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER – 1 on 9/15
Pectoral Sandpipers – 11 on 9/18.

Sightings from LITTLE GAP, Northampton County:
Ruffed Grouse – 1 on 9/20
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 1 on 9/18 and 9/20
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 9/13
PHILADELPHIA VIREOS – 4 on 9/13; 1 on 9/17; 2 on 9/20; 3 on 9/21; 1 on 9/22
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 9/12.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
GREAT CORMORANT – 1 on 9/21
CONNECTICUT WARBLER – 1 on 9/13.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 7 on 9/14 and 9/15; 8 on 9/18; 17 on 9/28; 16 on 9/29
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 9/21
Broad-winged Hawks – 1627 on 9/15; 2604 on 9/17; 1476 on 9/18
Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 9/18, 9/26, and 9/28; 6 on 9/29.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Walt Road area:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 9/16
BLACK TERN – 1 on 9/16.
At the Church Road area:
Caspian Terns – 2 on 9/20.

Sightings from DEEP CREEK / KNIGHT LAKE area, Montgomery County:
SANDHILL CRANES – 4 on 9/29 (fly-by’s).

Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 157, Bucks County:
On Haycock Mountain:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 3 on 9/12 and 9/13; 1 on 9/21.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
PHILADELPHIA VIREO – 1 on 9/13 and 9/16.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 9/12.

- End transcript