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12/12/18 5:38 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> White-throated Sparrow as art.
12/12/18 11:51 am Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...> Black-throated Gray Warbler - Duck Pond
12/12/18 11:50 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Black-throated grey warbler duck pond
12/12/18 9:31 am Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> Reminder: Robyn Bailey speaking tonight at Millbrook Marsh
12/12/18 8:44 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Dinner with speaker tonight and Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/12/18 8:40 am Ann Wilken <abwilken...> Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/12/18 8:26 am Ramsey, Lawrence William <lwr...> Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/11/18 5:04 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Stone Mt Hawk Watch summary 2018
12/11/18 12:57 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/11/18 11:20 am Audra Hixson <00003f1751219c1a-dmarc-request...> Northern pintail
12/10/18 7:12 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Spring 2019 Bird Club meeting schedule
12/10/18 11:48 am Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...> Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/10/18 10:51 am Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...> Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/9/18 2:49 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Field Trip Summary
12/9/18 12:16 pm Nancy Butkovich <njbutkovich...> Stare College CBC - Central PSU campus
12/9/18 10:57 am John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...> Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/9/18 6:33 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/9/18 6:06 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Scarcity of Songbirds?
12/8/18 9:42 pm william chambers <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...> merlin
12/8/18 2:44 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> redpolls at Stone Mt HW
12/8/18 2:25 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
12/8/18 10:11 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Another Evening Grosbeak report
12/7/18 2:10 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
12/7/18 5:31 am E-mail <wnlaubscher...> The Falcon flies
12/7/18 2:38 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Eve. Grosbeaks at Greenwood Furnace SP
12/6/18 4:43 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
12/6/18 10:18 am Lee, Jen <jal21...> Re: Titmouse hoarder
12/6/18 9:11 am Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Re: Titmouse hoarder
12/6/18 8:59 am DAVIS, SHAWN <sad12...> Titmouse hoarder
12/6/18 7:24 am Alison Cook <alw5261...> evening grosbeaks
12/6/18 6:07 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Upcoming Field Trip Reminder
12/5/18 3:17 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Bird Club 12/12: Robyn Bailey on "Nests and Eggs"
12/4/18 3:54 pm Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...> Thank you!
12/4/18 3:23 pm william chambers <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...> Re: What am I
12/4/18 3:08 pm Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...> What am I
12/4/18 1:38 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Dec 2018) 10 Raptors
12/4/18 6:38 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (03 Dec 2018) 12 Raptors
12/4/18 6:28 am Bob Fowles <rbf...> Re: State College Christmas Bird Count for 2018
12/3/18 3:35 pm Roana Fuller <roanafuller1956...> Re: Deb Rittelmann found Evening Grosbeak near Spring Mills this morning
12/3/18 2:13 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Deb Rittelmann found Evening Grosbeak near Spring Mills this morning
12/3/18 1:36 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
11/30/18 11:07 am E-mail <wnlaubscher...> Fwd: St. Nick the snowy owl has been released
11/29/18 1:29 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
11/29/18 8:01 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: future Bird Club dates ?
11/29/18 7:48 am Lee, Jen <jal21...> future Bird Club dates ?
11/28/18 1:18 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors
11/28/18 10:35 am Joris Pinkse <joris...> another backyard hawk
11/27/18 2:50 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Backyard hawks
11/27/18 2:41 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
11/25/18 12:57 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors
11/25/18 11:02 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Areas that are not yet covered for the PABE (Bald Eagle State Park) CBC
11/23/18 2:47 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Sayers Lake level is being dropped to winter elevation.
11/22/18 11:41 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Evening Grosbeaks briefly in Howard today
11/22/18 9:01 am David Brandes <000016035b42742c-dmarc-request...> Re: Sandhill Cranes\Snow buntings
11/21/18 4:34 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> update of golden eagle cumulative charts for 5 PA hawk watches
11/21/18 3:10 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
11/21/18 1:01 pm Julia Plummer <julia...> Sandhill Cranes
11/20/18 2:53 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (20 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
11/20/18 2:52 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2018) 13 Raptors
11/20/18 7:58 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Sandhill Cranes reported from Tioga
11/20/18 5:59 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Red-necked grebe BESP
11/19/18 6:40 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> American Pipits from 11/17/18
11/19/18 8:16 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Sandhill Cranes sighted in Potter Co.
11/18/18 2:42 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (18 Nov 2018) 12 Raptors
11/17/18 12:39 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP -- Nov 17, 2018
11/15/18 8:29 am Cindy <cangelone1...> Hermit thrush
11/15/18 8:04 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: Bird into window
11/15/18 7:44 am Ilene White <rimwhite...> Bird into window
11/14/18 2:14 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
11/14/18 2:12 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
11/13/18 1:56 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors
11/13/18 12:42 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (13 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
11/13/18 6:03 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Real evening grosbeak
 
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Date: 12/12/18 5:38 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: White-throated Sparrow as art.
I photographed this White-throated Sparrow in the fading afternoon light
today. I thought the light in the photo had some magical qualities that
needed to be expressed as made from oil paints.

So here is White-throated Sparrow in fading light on sundial.

The image was shot through a lilac and a winterberry holly.

Exposure data: 1/40 sec, hand-held at f4, ISO 800.

This one might just be suitable for framing!

Enjoy!

Bob Snyder
Photographer

--
Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Date: 12/12/18 11:51 am
From: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...>
Subject: Black-throated Gray Warbler - Duck Pond
A female type Black-throated Gray Warbler is being reported at the
Duck/Centre Furnace Pond right now! Photos on eBird.

Alex
--
Alex Lamoreaux
717-943-7086
http://www.nemesisbird.com/

 

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Date: 12/12/18 11:50 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Black-throated grey warbler duck pond
Black-throated grey warbler on creek feeding into duck pond. Found by Carrington Stephenson. Just observed it personally.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 12/12/18 9:31 am
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: Reminder: Robyn Bailey speaking tonight at Millbrook Marsh
Greetings all,

Tonight is our final meeting of 2018 and I hope to see you at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center at 7 pm. Accessible parking is available near the classroom building, and of course the short walk from the parking lot is enjoyable.

Robyn Bailey will give us an overview of the nesting habits of local birds during her “Nest and Eggs” talk. Robyn works at Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is the project leader for NestWatch.

And as it is the giving season, please consider an additional gift to the club in support of the Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch<https://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/>, young birders scholarship<https://pabirds.org/index.php/education/annual-meeting-scholarship> to the PSO annual meeting, or to support speakers like tonight’s invited guest. If you haven’t yet paid your membership dues<http://www.scbirdcl.org/joinbirdclub.html> you can do so anytime, including tonight. Looking forward to the program and the start of the Christmas Bird Counts!

All the best,
Doug


Doug Wentzel
Program Director & Naturalist

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
The Pennsylvania State University
3400 Discovery Road
Petersburg, PA 16669-2114

phone: 814.865.4123
fax: 814.865.2706
http://www.ShaversCreek.org

 

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Date: 12/12/18 8:44 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Dinner with speaker tonight and Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
Hello All,

I have a late confirmation that Robyn and her husband will be having dinner with me at Happy Valley Brewing Company around 5:30 this evening before the meeting.

If you would like join us, please let me know.

Joe



About the bird abundance:

The Cooper's hawk mention seems to be a good one given the points raised in Nick B's talk at the last meeting. State College is busy with hunting Coop's.

Saw a flock of goldfinches this morning foraging high up on sweet gum seed pods while a nearby feeder stood empty except a pair of ginormous squirrels.

eBird has just started to release 10 year abundance trends in their data for select species, for example here's a blue jay map

https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/blujay/trend-map-non-breeding

I'm hoping that in the years to come we will get maps like this for all species.
<https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/blujay/trend-map-non-breeding>

[https://download.ams.birds.cornell.edu/api/v1/asset/122301311/1200]<https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/blujay/trend-map-non-breeding>

Blue Jay - Trends map: Non-breeding - eBird Status and Trends<https://ebird.org/science/status-and-trends/blujay/trend-map-non-breeding>
ebird.org
This map depicts the ranked amount of change during the non-breeding season in estimated relative abundance across the years 2007-2016. Circles are colored by ranked increasing or decreasing trends and circle sizes are scaled by the maximum estimated relative abundance across 2007-2016. Light gray circles represent locations with trends not significantly different from zero.




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From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Ramsey, Lawrence William <lwr...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:25 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?


Mary & have said numerous times the last few weeks that there must be an accipiter around due to the very low activity. Ducks on the creek have also been much lower than last year this time from my data; especially black ducks. I do not count feeder birds in any systematic way so cannot but clearly sparrows and finches are lower. Typically have filled the shelled sunflower feeder daily but it is lasting 4-5 days now due to low numbers of goldfinches. Have joined feederwatch to start quantitative data.

larry

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From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:48:23 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?

Just to be contrarian, my feederwatch count for two days last week was exactly one individual each of only four species. Lowest ever in the five years we have been in the area (Park Forest).

On a positive note, we had a very noisy Pileated visit this p.m.

Randy Poulsen

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...><mailto:<rrovansek...>> wrote:

My impression is that I have more than the usual numbers of birds at my feeders. Blue Jays seem very abundant, but lots of other birds also are in good supply.



Ron Rovansek

Stormstown, Halfmoon Twp.





From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> On Behalf Of <bluebird6771...><mailto:<bluebird6771...>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:06 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Scarcity of Songbirds?



Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year?



Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers.



Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?



Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 12/12/18 8:40 am
From: Ann Wilken <abwilken...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
Julian in Bald Eagle ValleyOur feeder watching is close to normal regarding the usual winter birds (goldfinches, WB nuthatches, juncos, doves, downy and red belly WP,  chickadee, titmouse,)But we've had the addition of some others:
Just about everyday:Hairy WoodpeckerCarolina wren
Now and then:RB NuthatchSapsuckerBrown CreeperPurple FinchPine Siskin

Ann
-----Original Message-----
From: Ramsey, Lawrence William <lwr...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 11:26 am
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?

#yiv5405847963 #yiv5405847963 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv5405847963 Mary & have said numerous times the last few weeks that there must be an accipiter around due to the very low activity.  Ducks on the creek have also been much lower than last year this time from my data; especially black ducks.  I do not count feeder birds in any systematic way so cannot but clearly sparrows and finches are lower.  Typically have filled the shelled sunflower feeder daily but it is lasting 4-5 days now due to low numbers of goldfinches.  Have joined feederwatch to start quantitative data.larryFrom: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:48:23 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds? Just to be contrarian, my feederwatch count for two days last week was exactly one individual each of only four species.  Lowest ever in the five years we have been in the area (Park Forest).
On a positive note, we had a very noisy Pileated visit this p.m.
Randy Poulsen
On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...> wrote:

My impression is that I have more than the usual numbers of birds at my feeders. Blue Jays seem very abundant, but lots of other birds also are in good supply. Ron RovansekStormstown, Halfmoon Twp.  From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...>On Behalf Of <bluebird6771...>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:06 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Scarcity of Songbirds? Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year? Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of  only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers. Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather? Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 12/12/18 8:26 am
From: Ramsey, Lawrence William <lwr...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
Mary & have said numerous times the last few weeks that there must be an accipiter around due to the very low activity. Ducks on the creek have also been much lower than last year this time from my data; especially black ducks. I do not count feeder birds in any systematic way so cannot but clearly sparrows and finches are lower. Typically have filled the shelled sunflower feeder daily but it is lasting 4-5 days now due to low numbers of goldfinches. Have joined feederwatch to start quantitative data.

larry

________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:48:23 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?

Just to be contrarian, my feederwatch count for two days last week was exactly one individual each of only four species. Lowest ever in the five years we have been in the area (Park Forest).

On a positive note, we had a very noisy Pileated visit this p.m.

Randy Poulsen

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...><mailto:<rrovansek...>> wrote:

My impression is that I have more than the usual numbers of birds at my feeders. Blue Jays seem very abundant, but lots of other birds also are in good supply.



Ron Rovansek

Stormstown, Halfmoon Twp.





From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> On Behalf Of <bluebird6771...><mailto:<bluebird6771...>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:06 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Scarcity of Songbirds?



Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year?



Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers.



Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?



Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 12/11/18 5:04 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Stone Mt Hawk Watch summary 2018



2018 season Stone Mt summary




Records since 1995. Stone Mt. is on the Huntingdon/Mifflin border, between McAlevys Fort and Allensville.




Much better numbers than the previous two years, thanks in large part to lots of favorable W or NW wind. Only 3 species were below the most recent 10 year average: Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, N Goshawk.





Record count of Golden Eagles - 218


Second highest ever for Bald Eagles and Broad-winged Hawks


Sharp-shins, Red-tails, Kestrels bounced back (to varying degrees) from very poor 2017 counts





Another low year for Osprey, 11th straight below long term average.







Hours of observation – 426 Avg= 375. Down from >500 past two years, so the good season totals this year were not due to more coverage.











Individual Species - avg here is the long term (23 year) average





Osprey – 67; avg = 85




Bald Eagle –158; avg = 65 Tied for second highest count (high was 166 in 2016).





High day was 11 on Oct 12




Northern Harrier – 54; avg = 64. Like OS, 11th straight year below long term avg.




Sharp-shinned Hawk – 892; Avg = 841. Best since 2014





Best day was 188 on Oct 12 (second highest one-day count ever)




Cooper’s hawk – 99; Avg = 158.


After peaking dramatically 2000-2007, numbers have declined.Staying north?




N Goshawk . – 4. Avg = 9. Eighth straight year below avg.




Red-shouldered Hawk – 70. Avg = 57 Best season count since 2005.





Record high one-day count of 19 on 10/18




Broad–winged Hawk - 3027. Avg= 1438. Second highest season ever.


High counts : 637 (9/20), 571 (9/27), 535 (9/16)





Red-tailed Hawk – 700; avg = 1001.


The previous 3 seasons were the lowest 3 ever (all 522 or less).





Rough-legged Hawk - 1. Avg = 2. .




Golden Eagle - 218 . Avg= 104. By far, highest season ever (previous was 171 in 2015)


Top days: An astonishing 61 on 10/29 , obviously a one day record (previous was 30) ,


25 on 11/3, 20 on 10/30





By month: Sept - 1, Oct - 127; Nov - 75; Dec - 15 .





American Kestrel – 102. Avg= 102. (Previous 3 years were 53, 51, 66)





Merlin – 36. Avg = 32.




Peregrine Falcon – 26. Avg = 21.



Unidentified = 35





Turkey Vulture - 258


Black Vulture – 42




Total raptors excluding vultures = 5489 . Avg = 4027



Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano, David and Trudy Kyler, Ron Crandall, Jon Kauffman, Betsy Manlove, Jason Beale, Doug Wentzel, Jen Anderson, Josh Potter (and many others from Shavers Creek).


Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
[ callto:814%20643%203295 | 814 643 3295 ]
<gwg2...>


 

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Date: 12/11/18 12:57 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
I believe our season is done. I will post a summary in the next couple days.

Bottom line - this season was much better in terms of numbers than were the last couple years.

Greg


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:42:32 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 1 4 42
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 8 158
NH 0 1 54
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 11 700
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 15 218
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24
Total: 1 40 5789

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

Weather:
Wind - calm or light W 22F

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=12&rday=11 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=12 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 12/11/18 11:20 am
From: Audra Hixson <00003f1751219c1a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Northern pintail
A few folks have asked me where the Northern Pintail was that I photographed and posted to the facebook PA birders site on Sunday. He is still at the Centre Furnace Duck pond as of now. I just left there.

Sent from my iPhone. Have a nice day!
 

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Date: 12/10/18 7:12 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Spring 2019 Bird Club meeting schedule
http://www.scbirdcl.org/schedule.2019spring.html

January 23, 2019 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Chelsea DeMarco will give a program titled "Seeking the Grey Ghosts: an Update from the Pennsylvania Goshawk Project"

February 27, 2019 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Wayne Laubscher will give a program titled The Falcons of Clinton and Lycoming Counties

March 27, 2019 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Sarah Ingram will give a program with a title to be announced about birding and drawing comics

April 24, 2019 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Brian Shema will give a program with a title to be announced about Chimney Swift towers

 

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Date: 12/10/18 11:48 am
From: Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
Just to be contrarian, my feederwatch count for two days last week was
exactly one individual each of only four species. Lowest ever in the five
years we have been in the area (Park Forest).

On a positive note, we had a very noisy Pileated visit this p.m.

Randy Poulsen

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:51 PM Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
wrote:

> My impression is that I have more than the usual numbers of birds at my
> feeders. Blue Jays seem very abundant, but lots of other birds also are in
> good supply.
>
>
>
> Ron Rovansek
>
> Stormstown, Halfmoon Twp.
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> *On Behalf
> Of *<bluebird6771...>
> *Sent:* Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:06 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* Scarcity of Songbirds?
>
>
>
> Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for
> songbirds this time of year?
>
>
>
> Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of only "one or
> two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for
> common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the
> same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in
> lower than expected numbers.
>
>
>
> Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of
> berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a
> good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at
> limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with
> nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?
>
>
>
> Nick Kerlin
>

 

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Date: 12/10/18 10:51 am
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
My impression is that I have more than the usual numbers of birds at my feeders. Blue Jays seem very abundant, but lots of other birds also are in good supply.

Ron Rovansek
Stormstown, Halfmoon Twp.


From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> On Behalf Of <bluebird6771...>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:06 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Scarcity of Songbirds?

Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year?

Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers.

Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?

Nick Kerlin
 

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Date: 12/9/18 2:49 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Field Trip Summary
Hello all,

A chilly morning for 12 participants for this mornings field trip to Stone
Valley, but the cold did not inhibit the bird activity. A total of 27
species were tallied and highlights included vibrant Eastern Bluebirds, a
flock of feeding Pine Siskins, large flocks of juncos and White-throated
Sparrows and close looks of Hermit Thrushes, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and a
resting Porcupine. Also noted while driving to and from locations, some
participants had a great looks at a perched Barred Owl and a Red-shouldered
Hawk.

Thanks for everyone for joining and bringing owl cookies. Can't wait to see
what Susan will bring to the meeting this Wednesday!

All the best,
Jon



Watershed Road, Masseyburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 9, 2018 8:46 AM - 10:38 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.05 mile(s)
15 species

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 17
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Eastern Bluebird 9
Hermit Thrush 2
Field Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 50
White-throated Sparrow 55
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 4

Shaver's Creek Env. Center, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 9, 2018 10:50 AM - 11:21 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Watching the feeders
13 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Purple Finch 1
Pine Siskin 26
American Goldfinch 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7

Shaver's Creek Env. Center, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Dec 9, 2018 11:23 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Walked to point pavilion to view Lake Perez.
5 species

Canada Goose 69
Ring-necked Duck 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1

 

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Date: 12/9/18 12:16 pm
From: Nancy Butkovich <njbutkovich...>
Subject: Stare College CBC - Central PSU campus
It was a nippy morning to wander around central campus; fortunately, there was very little wind.  I noticed on the list that someone commented about a lack of songbirds.  I certainly didn't have many in my area, although I attributed my observations it to a lack of good cover.  A lot of bushes have been cleaned out, and there didn't seem to be that much for small birds to eat.  Squirrels were doing great, though.  I saw lots of them, and not a Red-failed Hawk in sight.  Sigh.

On the other hand, one of the chickadees appeared to be leucistic. I've attached a picture of it.  It was missing the gray on the  if the Anyway, here's my report.
Nan Butkovich
Started 8:35amFinished: 12:05pmParty hrs on foot: 2.5 hr, by car: 0.25, total hours 2.75Party miles on foot: 1.75 mi., by car: 0.75, total miles 2.5
Species observed: 7, individuals observed: 35
Species list:American Crow - 1Black-called Chickadee - 5 (one leucistic)White-breasted Nuthatch - 2European Starling -6Dark-eyed Junco - 8Northern Cardinal - 3American Goldfinch - 10



 

 

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Date: 12/9/18 10:57 am
From: John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?

I had a really decent showing of chickadees - 7 and titmice - 5 in the woods yesterday while hunting near my home feeding on tulip tree seeds. I also saw the behavior of a titmouse stuffing food under some leaves as someone previously observed and mentioned. Currently on average we are getting between 2-3 each at the house feeders.

I couldn't tell you if it has been a lower reproductive year or not, but I would be on the side of it still being early and plenty of forest foraging going on.

John Carter
On Sunday, December 9, 2018 bluebird6771 <bluebird6771...> wrote:
Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year?
Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of  only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers.
Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?

Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 12/9/18 6:33 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Scarcity of Songbirds?
Our numbers at feeders and surrounding area seem to be the same. We have Feederwatch data for the 5 years here at this house.

I think if we have an average day next Sunday for our CBCs we will find out more about this.

Deb


From: "Nick Kerlin" <bluebird6771...>
To: "SCBIRDCL" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:06:26 AM
Subject: Scarcity of Songbirds?

Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year?

Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers.

Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?

Nick Kerlin


--

Deborah Grove

 

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Date: 12/9/18 6:06 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Scarcity of Songbirds?
Is it just me, or has anyone else noted a lower number than usual for songbirds this time of year?
Looking at eBird postings for Centre County I see a lot of  only "one or two" individuals recorded where I believe the numbers should be higher for common species i.e juncos, chickadees, etc. When afield, I have noticed the same thing - birds few and far between and when found, they have been in lower than expected numbers.
Could all the rainy weather of past months have had an effect? Lots of berries, etc, still remaining on vegetation, as it seems to have been a good fruiting year with all the moisture and birds are not congregating at limited sources. Was it also a lower than normal reproductive year with nesting failures due to too much rainy weather?

Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 12/8/18 9:42 pm
From: william chambers <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...>
Subject: merlin
  Hello, everyone it seem's Max the Merlin is back in State College.  Hoping he stays for the whole winter. The last two winters he has not showed up till the beginning of January.  That's ok with me I love to see him. This is the third winter where I have watched him off and on for a few months.  He has disappeared around the last month in Feb to the 1st week in Mar the last two years. If you are going through Science Park near Old Gatesburg in the evening or first thing in the morning keep an eye out for him.  He was on the pole by  the old Jostens building tonight with a full crop.
Thanks Bill C!
 

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Date: 12/8/18 2:44 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: redpolls at Stone Mt HW
I saw 3 small flocks of finches today at Stone Mt HW. The last one
obligingly set down nearby and stay just long enough for me to take this
picture. As they flew off, I counted 10. I suspect that the 3 flocks were
redpolls, as they flew in the same manner.

Our record golden eagle count continued, though the season is close to an
end.

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 12/8/18 2:25 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 5:23 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Dec 2018) 8 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 41
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 8 158
NH 1 1 54
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 1 11 700
RL 0 0 1
GE 4 15 218
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 8 39 5788
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

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

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

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


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

 

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Date: 12/8/18 10:11 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Another Evening Grosbeak report
While out birding this morning, I stopped by Penns Cave Airport (as it is a
hotspot that I hadn't birded previously). It was a good decision as almost
as soon as I'd gotten out of the car I started hearing Evening Grosbeaks
calling from across the tarmac. The area they were calling from is not
accessible to the public and I was not able to see them. But I did get an
audio recording for my checklist.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50516630

I'll be at John's field trip tomorrow morning - hope to see some of you
there!

Julia

 

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Date: 12/7/18 2:10 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Dec 2018) 14 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 07, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 3 41
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 6 156
NH 0 0 53
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 4 10 699
RL 0 0 1
GE 6 11 214
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 14 31 5780
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Visitors:
Karl Striedieck, John Good


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

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

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

 

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Date: 12/7/18 5:31 am
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: The Falcon flies


On Wednesday morning, the injured Peregrine Falcon rescued in February on River Rd. east of Lock Haven was banded by Dan Brauning & Mario Giazzon of the PGC and released where she was found. The falcon immediately headed northwest toward Rt. 150, no stopping, and flying well. Up, up, and away!


A big thanks goes to Robyn Graboski and the folks at Centre Wildlife Care who worked with the falcon to get her back in good condition!


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










 

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Date: 12/7/18 2:38 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Eve. Grosbeaks at Greenwood Furnace SP
See eBird report below - with excellent photos (at the Checklist link) and a count of 15 Evening Grosbeaks at Greenwood Furnace SP in Huntingdon Co..

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) (12)
- Reported Dec 06 , 2018 13:30 by Carrington Stephenson
- Greenwood Furnace SP, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
- Map: [ http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6478245,-77.7612305&ll=40.6478245,-77.7612305 | http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.6478245,-77.7612305&ll=40.6478245,-77.7612305 ]
- Checklist: [ https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50478221 | https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50478221 ]
- Media: 4 Photos
- Comments: "two flocks flew in at different times within 15 min."



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


 

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Date: 12/6/18 4:43 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors

Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:59:46 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 06, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 39
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 4 154
NH 0 0 53
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 6 695
RL 0 0 1
GE 1 5 208
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24
Total: 1 17 5766

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

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

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 1155 one imm. BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=12&rday=06 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=12 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 12/6/18 10:18 am
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: Re: Titmouse hoarder
I watched a Red-Bellied Woodpecker last weekend make repeated trips into a still standing corn field and take kernels of corn. It was stashing in tree wholes but also into nooks on a telephone pole behind metal boxes and connectors. Well over 10 minutes of stashing.

Jen Lee

From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> On Behalf Of DAVIS, SHAWN
Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:59 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Titmouse hoarder

We put peanuts in shells out on our deck, and usually it's blue jays who come and make off with them. But this time we saw a titmouse take one, fly off, and come back within thirty seconds. It did this several times, and kept flying off to the same area of our yard. Closer inspection revealed that it was burying them in the leaf litter. As we watched, it stashed peanuts in several locations around our yard, in both leaf litter and crotches in bushes. Anyone ever observe this sort of behavior from songbirds before? I know shrikes impale insects for later, but I've never seen a songbird hoard.

Best,
Shawn
 

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Date: 12/6/18 9:11 am
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Titmouse hoarder

I hang my hunting clothes outside during deer season and am always finding sunflower seeds tucked in pockets and folds. I was assuming it was the chickadees.  Research has shown some of our winter/resident birds grow larger brains during the winter to remember their food caches.

Kurt Engstrom
On Thursday, December 6, 2018 DAVIS, SHAWN <sad12...> wrote:
We put peanuts in shells out on our deck, and usually it's blue jays who come and make off with them.  But this time we saw a titmouse take one, fly off, and come back within thirty seconds.  It did this several times, and kept flying off to the same area of our yard.  Closer inspection revealed that it was burying them in the leaf litter.  As we watched, it stashed peanuts in several locations around our yard, in both leaf litter and crotches in bushes.  Anyone ever observe this sort of behavior from songbirds before?  I know shrikes impale insects for later, but I've never seen a songbird hoard.
Best,
Shawn 
 

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Date: 12/6/18 8:59 am
From: DAVIS, SHAWN <sad12...>
Subject: Titmouse hoarder
We put peanuts in shells out on our deck, and usually it's blue jays who
come and make off with them. But this time we saw a titmouse take one, fly
off, and come back within thirty seconds. It did this several times, and
kept flying off to the same area of our yard. Closer inspection revealed
that it was burying them in the leaf litter. As we watched, it stashed
peanuts in several locations around our yard, in both leaf litter and
crotches in bushes. Anyone ever observe this sort of behavior from
songbirds before? I know shrikes impale insects for later, but I've never
seen a songbird hoard.

Best,
Shawn

 

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Date: 12/6/18 7:24 am
From: Alison Cook <alw5261...>
Subject: evening grosbeaks
I currently have four evening grosbeaks at my feeders in PA Furnace in
Huntingdon County. I have been hoping for them for weeks... and they
magically appeared just this morning!

Ali Cook

 

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Date: 12/6/18 6:07 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Upcoming Field Trip Reminder
Hello all,

A reminder of this Sunday's field trip to 2 locations in Stone Valley. The
weather looks free of precipitation and temperatures being a bit chilly,
but perfect for a winter walk.

Hope to see you then,
Jon


*Sunday, December 9, 2018 (9am-11:30am)*

Winter Birds of Stone Valley

Spend a morning exploring two prime locations in the Stone Valley
Experimental Forest for winter birds. Watershed Road and Shaver’s Creek
Environmental Center is well known for the high abundance and diversity of
wintering birds that seek shelter and food during the colder months. We
will first enjoy a leisurely walk along Watershed Rd outside the small town
of Masseyburg in hopes to observe Hermit Thrushes, Golden-crowned Kinglets,
Red-breasted Nuthatches, sparrows and other possible winter finches.
Thereafter, the group will visit and relax at Shaver’s Creek Environmental
Center with options to stay and relax by the feeders, visit the boardwalk,
and/or scan the lake for waterfowl.

Please meet at the Jo Hays Vista parking lot at the top of Tussey Mountain
(Route 26) at 8:30am, the group will then carpool to Watershed Road and
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Watershed Road is a well-maintained
gravel road that is flat and has very little incline. The group will walk
out and back with a total of ~2 miles. Feel free to bring a packed lunch to
enjoy at Shaver’s Creek.

Field Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman

 

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Date: 12/5/18 3:17 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Bird Club 12/12: Robyn Bailey on "Nests and Eggs"
Please join us next Wednesday Dec 12 at 7 pm at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center for a presentation on "Nests and Eggs" by Robyn Bailey of Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Robyn Bailey is the project leader for NestWatch. Based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Robyn researches trends in nesting success using data provided by citizen scientists. Her work has been published in journals, on websites and blogs, and in ornithology textbooks. Robyn is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and earned her M.S. while studying Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes in Michigan.

Thanks!


 

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Date: 12/4/18 3:54 pm
From: Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...>
Subject: Thank you!
Thanks everyone! The overwhelming consensus is...
Male long-tailed duck formerly old-squaw.

Thanks everyone! I knew within minutes you guys would help me out! You
never let me down. :-)

He was found grounded in Huntingdon.

Robyn Graboski
Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
Centre Wildlife Care
PO Box 572, Lemont, PA 16851
www.centrewildlifecare.org
814-692-0004

 

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Date: 12/4/18 3:23 pm
From: william chambers <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: What am I
Male Long Tailed Duck. Beautiful! 
On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:08:33 PM EST, Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...> wrote:

Dear birding friends,
Need your help...got this adorable little guy in just now.. can you help me with ID?
Robyn 
 

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Date: 12/4/18 3:08 pm
From: Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...>
Subject: What am I
Dear birding friends,

Need your help...got this adorable little guy in just now.. can you help me
with ID?

Robyn

 

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Date: 12/4/18 1:38 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Dec 2018) 10 Raptors
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 4:36:06 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Dec 2018) 10 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 10 16 5765
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

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

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 1215, GE age? 152

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

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Date: 12/4/18 6:38 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (03 Dec 2018) 12 Raptors
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From: <reports...>
Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 7:55 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (03 Dec 2018) 12 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Dec 03, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 48
Osprey 0 0 100
Bald Eagle 6 6 197
Northern Harrier 0 0 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 986
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 820
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 3 137
American Kestrel 0 0 82
Merlin 0 0 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 9
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 12 12 6341

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers: Craig Kochel


*Visitors:*
Craig Kochel

*Weather:*
Cool and mostly complete overcast with moderate winds from the W.

*Raptor Observations:*
Adult BE's 11:25, 1:54, 2 @ 1:56, 2 @ 2:29. Adult GE 11:56. Imm. GE 12:58
Unknown GE @ 2:15. Local TV's, BV's and Redtails.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Pileated WP, Several Flocks of Crows, 11 Tundra Swans, Carolina Wren, One
Blue Heron that seemed to be migrating and Ravens.

------------------------------
Report submitted by Darrell Smith (<oleagleye...>)
Jacks Mountain information may be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=104>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=12&rday=03>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=12>]

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Date: 12/4/18 6:28 am
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: Re: State College Christmas Bird Count for 2018
For the State College Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Dec 16, we have 3 routes still unassigned. Please let me know if you would like to take one of the routes described below.

Thanks,

Bob Fowles

BRANCH-NIXON-GATESBURG ROADS E. Branch Rd/Pike St from the red light at the intersection with Rt 26 to the end of W. Branch Rd where it intersects Rt 45 (Shingletown Rd), including Woodside Drive. The rectangle defined by: Whitehall Rd from West College to Nixon, South Nixon (from W. Whitehall to end of Nixon including North Nixon and Ernest Ln), Old Gatesburg Rd (from end of S. Nixon to Science Park Rd), Science Park Rd, and W. College Ave. NOTES: (1) E. Branch ends at S. Atherton where you cross 322. Turn right at the Sheetz store, and continue onto W. Branch Rd., (2) None of Rt 45 is included.

BIG HOLLOW The eastern part of Big Hollow Rd north of I-99 (bypass) from Fox Hollow (near deer pens and Army Reserve Center) to Rock Rd, and from the intersection of Rock Rd and Big Hollow to the intersection of Houserville Rd and Trout Rd.

CAMPUS The PSU campus: the entire area that is south of Park Ave, west of University Drive, north of College Ave. and east of N. Atherton.
 

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Date: 12/3/18 3:35 pm
From: Roana Fuller <roanafuller1956...>
Subject: Re: Deb Rittelmann found Evening Grosbeak near Spring Mills this morning
We had 2 evening grosbeaks yesterday. Only saw them one time

Ro

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 5:13 PM, Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> wrote:
>
> There's a very active bird feeder near the corner of Lingle Valley Rd and Penns Creek Rd between Spring Mills and Coburn, and across the road from that feeder there's a little brook, where a very pretty evening grosbeak was caught taking a bath by Deb Rittelmann this morning.
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393814
>
> Given how ephemeral most sightings have been, I'm going to assume it won't stick around for the Penns Creek CBC. But that would be nice. It's in my territory.

 

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Date: 12/3/18 2:13 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Deb Rittelmann found Evening Grosbeak near Spring Mills this morning
There's a very active bird feeder near the corner of Lingle Valley Rd and Penns Creek Rd between Spring Mills and Coburn, and across the road from that feeder there's a little brook, where a very pretty evening grosbeak was caught taking a bath by Deb Rittelmann this morning.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50393814


Given how ephemeral most sightings have been, I'm going to assume it won't stick around for the Penns Creek CBC. But that would be nice. It's in my territory.

 

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Date: 12/3/18 1:36 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 4:34 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


*Stone Mt., Pa.*
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Dec 03, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 38
TV 1 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 2 152
NH 0 0 53
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 1 1 690
RL 0 0 1
GE 2 2 205
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24
*Total:* 6 6 5755

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers:

*Weather:*
Wind W 8-10 mph, sky cloudy, temp 38-40F

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1402 Ad, Imm, 2 BE not counted GE: 1059 Ad, 1114 Sub, a Juv was
hunting, later went S at 1429, then N 15 min later (not counted)

*Non-raptor Observations:*


------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=12&rday=03>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=12>]

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Date: 11/30/18 11:07 am
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Fwd: St. Nick the snowy owl has been released


A happy ending, which doesn't always happen. I had the opportunity to band this owl in March at CWC. It flew into the razor wire fence at Huntingdon Prison on Christmas Day 2017. He is now a second year male. A lucky jailbird indeed.


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


---------- Original Message ----------
From: Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...>
To: <CWC-SUPPORTER-L...>
Date: November 30, 2018 at 12:09 PM
Subject: St. Nick the snowy owl has been released


[Snowy Release by Chet.jpg]
Picture by Chet Gottfrield

St. Nick came in last Christmas with injuries from razer wire. He was a challenging case. We tried to release him in the spring, but he was not ready. Every time we put him in the flight enclosure, he would stop eating. Then we needed to keep him through the summer because he missed migration up to the tundra. We released him on 11-29-18 in a remote location where he will be safe...actually hours from where he was found in Huntingdon and hours from here. More pictures soon.

Robyn Graboski

Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
Centre Wildlife Care
PO Box 572, Lemont, PA 16851
http://www.centrewildlifecare.org/

814-692-0004







 

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Date: 11/29/18 1:29 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 4:26 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Nov 2018) 6 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


*Stone Mt., Pa.*
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 29, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 34 150
NH 0 8 53
SS 1 24 892
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 1 14 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 3 246 689
RL 0 1 1
GE 1 75 203
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24
*Total:* 6 458 5749

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers:

*Weather:*
Wind initially WNW 8-12 mph, eventually shifting to N 4-7, sky mostly
cloudy, but clearing late, temp 24-29F

*Raptor Observations:*
GE: 1430 Ad

*Non-raptor Observations:*


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Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=29>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11>]

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Date: 11/29/18 8:01 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Re: future Bird Club dates ?
4 24
3 27
2 27
1 23
Hi Jen and everyone,

I don't have all the speakers set yet, but the dates will be

Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, April 24.

Thanks,

Joe


________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 10:47:40 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: future Bird Club dates ?


Do we have the dates for Club gatherings in Jan, Feb available? I need to plan some things out and dont want to conflict if possible !!

I looked online but dont see them?



Jen Lee

"wherever you go, there you bird."



 

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Date: 11/29/18 7:48 am
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: future Bird Club dates ?
Do we have the dates for Club gatherings in Jan, Feb available? I need to plan some things out and don't want to conflict if possible !!
I looked online but don't see them?

Jen Lee
"wherever you go, there you bird."


 

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Date: 11/28/18 1:18 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors

Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:16:43 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 1 34 150
NH 0 8 53
SS 0 23 891
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 1 243 686
RL 0 1 1
GE 1 74 202
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24
Total: 3 452 5743

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

Weather:
Very strong wind, WNW, sustained probably 25 mph. 100 % cloud cover. ~27F

Raptor Observations:
AD GE 1030 AD BE 1105

Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=28 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/28/18 10:35 am
From: Joris Pinkse <joris...>
Subject: another backyard hawk
Hello,

Here's a (cellphone) video of a hawk in our backyard today.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/47ufkcPsTMnrwpmY7

Joris
 

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Date: 11/27/18 2:50 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Backyard hawks
Hello All,

For those who haven’t seen these photos posted on Facebook, here is a photo of a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk that visits our feeder area in Howard.

Also below are 3 views of a Sharp-shin Hawk that has also visited our backyard feeder areas

Note the smaller size and look of the Sharp-shin, and also look at the heavy streaking on the breast of the “sharpy”.

These pictures were made on Nov 21.

Bob Snydet





Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/27/18 2:41 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 5:40 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Nov 2018) 20 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 4 33 149
NH 0 8 53
SS 0 23 891
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 6 242 685
RL 0 1 1
GE 10 73 201
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24

Total: 20 449 5740
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Wind W 15-25 mph, sky cloudy, temp 26-28F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 846 Ad, Juv, 1430 Ad, 1540 Imm
GE: 857 Ad, 900 Ad, 1015 Imm, 1022 Ad, 1031 Ad, 1042 Ad, 1050 Ad, 1202 Ad,
1350 Ad, 1516 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-8, Ring-billed Gull-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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

 

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Date: 11/25/18 12:57 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors

Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2018 3:54:50 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2018) 1 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 29 145
NH 0 8 53
SS 1 23 891
CH 0 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 236 679
RL 0 1 1
GE 0 63 191
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24
Total: 1 429 5720

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

Weather:
Light west wind, mostly cloudy, valley fog. 5C

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=25 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/25/18 11:02 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Areas that are not yet covered for the PABE (Bald Eagle State Park) CBC
Hello All,

I have two routes (Route B and Route C) that are not covered for the Dec
30, 2018 Christmas Count.

I've attached the circle map showing the routes, and here's a brief
description of the routes. If anyone is interested in birding these routes
for the PABE circle, please let me know by December 15.

You can contact me at this email address, or my old PSU email (<rhs2...>)
or by cell phone (814-753-2629). If you are interested, I can send more
details to you.

*Route B:* Back Road to Hecla Park in Mingoville, Snydertown, Sand
Mountain Rd to Jacksonville (note Route E covers village of Jacksonville)
and Slaughterhouse Road terminating at Rt 26.

*Route C:* The Lamar Fish Hatchery and vicinity

Thank you,

Bob Snyder
Compiler PABE circle

--
Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Date: 11/23/18 2:47 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Sayers Lake level is being dropped to winter elevation.
Sayers Lake has been lowered about 1 ft recently. The mudflats are starting to return at Bullit Run, and the footpath from the parking area to Bald Eagle Creek is now uncovered.

This afternoon I saw 5 Great Blue Herons at Bullit Run, and saw 1 at Sunken Road at Hunter’s Cut in BESP.

I could not identify “Legs” who had been release by Robyn on Nov 6. But I’m sure he is in good company along Bald Eagle Creek.

Bob Snyder










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Date: 11/22/18 11:41 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Evening Grosbeaks briefly in Howard today
This morning, between roasting a turkey and Macy’s parade, I just caught a brief look at 3 Evening Grosbeaks that were ground feeding under the nyjer feeder. I ran for the camera, but ....... gone when I got to the back porch door.

I’ll let you all know if they come back. The few times (fall or spring) that we’ve had them, their stay was at most a few days: usually a few minutes to a few hours.

Maybe they will show up in Bellefonte tomorrow!

Bob Snyder

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Date: 11/22/18 9:01 am
From: David Brandes <000016035b42742c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Cranes\Snow buntings
 

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Date: 11/21/18 4:34 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: update of golden eagle cumulative charts for 5 PA hawk watches
Attached are updates to the golden eagle cumulative charts that I
previously made for 5 PA hawk watches. This allows you to compare this year
to previous years. As the cumulative line curves right, as it has since the
previously-made charts, you can get a better idea of where the final tally
might end up. Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 11/21/18 3:10 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2018) 14 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 3 29 145
NH 0 8 53
SS 0 22 890
CH 1 8 99
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 6 236 679
RL 1 1 1
GE 3 63 191
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24

Total: 14 428 5719
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Wind W 13-18 mph, sky cloudy and visibility dropping, temp 30F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1332-Ad(2), 1402 Imm
GE: 919 Sub, 1303 Ad, 1319 Ad
RL: 1 light morph

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

 

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Date: 11/21/18 1:01 pm
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes
I saw a report of sandhill cranes in Huntingdon country today so I went to check it out.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50104303

No cranes in the area and I think the report is in the wrong location. The gps spot is a couple of miles on the Huntingdon side but Apex drive and the pools in the farm field are in Centre County.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
Julia

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Date: 11/20/18 2:53 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (20 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (20 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 20, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 48
Osprey 0 0 100
Bald Eagle 0 26 190
Northern Harrier 0 14 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 41 986
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 139
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 4 231 800
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 40 130
American Kestrel 0 1 82
Merlin 0 0 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 9
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 4 366 6306

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Mark Shope
Observers:

*Weather:*
Strong WNW wind, morning snow squalls down both valleys.

*Raptor Observations:*
Local Red-tails

*Non-raptor Observations:*
TV, BV, BC Chickadee, Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers, Goldfinch, Juncos,
Carolina Wren, Bluebirds, large flock of Canada Geese, Mallards, Blue Jays,
Crows, 2 Great Blue Herons flying down the ridge, and an Unkindness of
about 30 Ravens also flying down the ridge.

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Report submitted by Darrell Smith (<oleagleye...>)
Jacks Mountain information may be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=104>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=20>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=11>]

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Date: 11/20/18 2:52 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2018) 13 Raptors

Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:50:50 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2018) 13 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 26 142
NH 1 8 53
SS 0 22 890
CH 0 7 98
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 13 69
BW 0 0 3027
RT 5 230 673
RL 0 0 0
GE 5 60 188
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24
Total: 13 414 5705

Observation start time: 11:45:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

Weather:
West wind. A few flakes and drips. Overcast. 2C

Raptor Observations:
GE Imm 1240; Ad 1327, 1350, 1446; age? 1235 BE imm 1335; ad 1341 NH male

Non-raptor Observations:
Road on Stone Valley side still dubious without 4-wheel.


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=20 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/20/18 7:58 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes reported from Tioga
15 Sandhill Cranes were reported on eBird for Tioga County yesterday
foraging in a corn field near Grand Canyon Airport , 11/19/18 at 1:58pm.

I posted a day or so ago that 50 Sandhill Cranes were reported flying over
the boro of Shinglehouse in Potter County.

These reports make me curious if we are going to see Sandhill Cranes in
Centre for the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts around State College, BESP.



Bob Snyder


--
Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Date: 11/20/18 5:59 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Red-necked grebe BESP
Just had a red-necked grebe at Bald Eagle SP East Launch and a red-throated loon at the swimming beach. 9 common loons as well at East Launch.

Julia

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Date: 11/19/18 6:40 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: American Pipits from 11/17/18
Three American Pipits were found in Bald Eagle State Park, at Hunter's Cut
(aka; Sunken Road), on the rocky shore, just below the gravel parking area.
Saturday afternoon, 11/17/18. Two adults and one juvenile.

The final photo in this group was not very sharp. It was processed with
heavy application of the contrast, clarity and sharpness filters in
Lightroom CC, and an oil paint filter applied in Photoshop, giving it an
art look.

Enjoy.

Bob Snyder

--
Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Date: 11/19/18 8:16 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Sandhill Cranes sighted in Potter Co.
FYI some news from Potter Co via eBird: 50 Sandhill Cranes were reported on eBird 11/17/18 as a flyover at village of Shinglehouse.

Maybe we will be seeing some Sandhills in Centre this winter?

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50007751

Bob Snyder


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Date: 11/18/18 2:42 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (18 Nov 2018) 12 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 5:39 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (18 Nov 2018) 12 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 18, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 48
Osprey 0 0 100
Bald Eagle 0 26 190
Northern Harrier 1 14 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 41 986
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 139
Northern Goshawk 0 2 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 7 227 796
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 40 130
American Kestrel 0 1 82
Merlin 0 0 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 9
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 12 362 6302

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours
Official Counter Craig Kochel
Observers:

*Weather:*
Cool, overcast with light southerly winds.

*Raptor Observations:*
Golden Eagle: Adult at 10:02 Immature at 13:07

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Chickadees, crows, ravens, pileated and red-bellied woodpeckers, juncos,
carolina wrens, and 1 TV

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Report submitted by Darrell Smith (<oleagleye...>)
Jacks Mountain information may be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=104>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=18>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=11>]

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Date: 11/17/18 12:39 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP -- Nov 17, 2018
Drove around Bald Eagle State Park looking for Northern Shrike and Snow Buntings: nothing yet. Did get 3 American Pipits that stopped briefly at the Sunken Road parking lot (Hunters Cut) side of lot. Got photos!

Typical lovely overcast central PA day; birding was slow but satisfying! 👌


Bald Eagle SP
Nov 17, 2018
12:22 PM
Traveling
7.67 miles
185 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Drove around Bald Wagle State Park, maim area looking for Northern Shrike and Snow Buntings: no luck! Did see 3 American Pipits!
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.8.0 Build 1

18 American Black Duck -- From Sunken Road Overlook
6 Hooded Merganser -- Sunken Road Overlook
3 Common Merganser -- From Sunken Road Overlook
3 Pied-billed Grebe -- Sunken Rd Overlook
1 Horned Grebe -- Sunken Rd Overlook
4 Ring-billed Gull
5 Common Loon -- From the Beach: 4, from Sunken Rd Overlook: 1
1 Double-crested Cormorant -- At Marina.
1 Great Blue Heron -- Sunken Rd Overlook
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Northern Mockingbird -- Along road to the marina.
3 American Pipit -- Along shore at Sunken Road Overlook.

Number of Taxa: 15


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Date: 11/15/18 8:29 am
From: Cindy <cangelone1...>
Subject: Hermit thrush
Just spotted a hermit thrush in the backyard just as snow covering the ground.

Cindy Angelone
Holmes-Foster area
State College

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Date: 11/15/18 8:04 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Re: Bird into window
Aww. White throated sparrow.
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From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Ilene White <rimwhite...>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:44:04 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Bird into window

This bird just flew into the living room window.

[cid:<a6f7cdb9-215a-4fd4-af18-ea815f8b6aac...>]


Ilene

 

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Date: 11/15/18 7:44 am
From: Ilene White <rimwhite...>
Subject: Bird into window
This bird just flew into the living room window.




Ilene
 

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Date: 11/14/18 2:14 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors

Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:06:42 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 38
TV 2 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 24 140
NH 1 7 52
SS 0 22 890
CH 1 7 98
NG 0 1 4
RS 4 12 68
BW 0 0 3027
RT 28 226 669
RL 0 0 0
GE 3 55 183
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24
Total: 41 401 5692

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Ron Crandall


Visitors:
Arlene and Doug Hormsby

Weather:
Wind WNW 4-12 mph, sky mostly cloudy, becoming heavy overcast late, temp 27-31F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1128 Ad, 1323 Ad, 2 BE not counted GE: 843 Ad, 911 Unk, 1321 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-70, C. Loon-3, Double-crested Cormorant-65


Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano ( [ mailto:<nickbolgiano...> | <nickbolgiano...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=14 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/14/18 2:12 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 5:06 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2018) 41 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 38
TV 2 39 257
OS 0 0 67
BE 2 24 140
NH 1 7 52
SS 0 22 890
CH 1 7 98
NG 0 1 4
RS 4 12 68
BW 0 0 3027
RT 28 226 669
RL 0 0 0
GE 3 55 183
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24

Total: 41 401 5692
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Ron Crandall

Visitors:
Arlene and Doug Hormsby


Weather:
Wind WNW 4-12 mph, sky mostly cloudy, becoming heavy overcast late, temp
27-31F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1128 Ad, 1323 Ad, 2 BE not counted
GE: 843 Ad, 911 Unk, 1321 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-70, C. Loon-3, Double-crested Cormorant-65
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Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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

 

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Date: 11/13/18 1:56 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors

Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 4:55:26 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 1 38
TV 0 37 255
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 22 138
NH 0 6 51
SS 1 22 890
CH 0 6 97
NG 0 1 4
RS 0 8 64
BW 0 0 3027
RT 2 198 641
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 52 180
AK 0 1 102
ML 0 3 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 1 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 1 24
Total: 3 360 5651

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 3.75 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

Weather:
Visibility Zero 1030 until after 1200. Then dark clouds and moderate WNW wind. 3C.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=13 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/13/18 12:42 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (13 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
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From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 3:35 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (13 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 13, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 48
Osprey 0 0 100
Bald Eagle 0 26 190
Northern Harrier 0 12 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 39 984
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 139
Northern Goshawk 0 1 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 3 213 782
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 36 126
American Kestrel 0 1 82
Merlin 0 0 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 9
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 4 338 6278

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Mark Shope
Observers:

*Weather:*
Fog blew off after 10:00. Cold, damp NW wind.

*Raptor Observations:*
Imm GE 10:45 Said the eagles while gliding down Jacks, "It's a wind from
the East that this lacks. So we'll go over to Stone And give those guys a
bone And make these guys on Jacks look like hacks."

*Non-raptor Observations:*
TVs, BVs, Crows, Ravens, Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers

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Report submitted by Darrell Smith (<oleagleye...>)
Jacks Mountain information may be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=104>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=11&rday=13>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=11>]

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Date: 11/13/18 6:03 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Real evening grosbeak
Just had a real flyby at 10 acre pond Scotia...call note was classic but this time my recorder was off. One flying with robins.

 

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