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10/21/18 5:09 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Yellow-rumped Warbler photo study
10/21/18 4:25 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Re: a distinctive Montana golden eagle
10/21/18 4:04 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Oct 2018) 122 Raptors
10/20/18 5:39 pm E-mail <wnlaubscher...> Clinton Co. shorebirds today
10/20/18 12:12 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Northern shrike near Millheim
10/19/18 7:12 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> a distinctive Montana golden eagle
10/19/18 4:07 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2018) 47 Raptors
10/19/18 3:41 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (19 Oct 2018) 99 Raptors
10/19/18 9:17 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: Living Bird issues avail.
10/19/18 9:10 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Living Bird issues avail.
10/19/18 7:08 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Pre-meeting dinner at Happy Valley Brewing Company
10/18/18 8:37 pm Ron Crandall <robberfly12...> Stone Mountain - Photos from today
10/18/18 6:53 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (18 Oct 2018) 60 Raptors
10/18/18 6:12 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2018) 168 Raptors
10/18/18 1:09 pm Julia Plummer <julia...> Re: Window strike
10/18/18 1:03 pm Rob Dickerson <rob...> Re: Window strike
10/18/18 1:03 pm Robert Snyder <rhs2...> Re: Window strike
10/18/18 12:56 pm Julia Plummer <julia...> Window strike
10/18/18 2:36 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (17 Oct 2018) 36 Raptors
10/17/18 5:20 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> 10/24: Lisa Williams on "Restoring Imperiled Young Forest Communities"
10/17/18 4:57 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Oct 2018) 105 Raptors
10/17/18 1:38 pm <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 15
10/16/18 5:15 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (16 Oct 2018) 99 Raptors
10/16/18 5:14 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> late season Monarchs
10/16/18 5:12 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Barred Owl
10/16/18 3:46 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Oct 2018) 178 Raptors
10/16/18 9:31 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Re: Free birding software for young birders in Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School and High School
10/16/18 9:03 am Susan Braun <braun3112...> Fwd: roundtable on climate change
10/16/18 7:52 am Susan Braun <braun3112...> Fwd: JVAS meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16
10/16/18 7:26 am Bob Fowles <rbf...> Free birding software for young birders in Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School and High School
10/16/18 6:55 am Mark Henry <markstanh73...> Fwd: roundtable on climate change
10/15/18 3:30 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Oct 2018) 7 Raptors
10/15/18 10:43 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 14
10/14/18 4:51 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (14 Oct 2018) 104 Raptors
10/14/18 4:05 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Oct 2018) 31 Raptors
10/13/18 8:03 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (13 Oct 2018) 44 Raptors
10/13/18 3:35 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Oct 2018) 68 Raptors
10/13/18 10:15 am Chet Gottfried <chetg...> Friday additions for Jo Hays
10/12/18 6:04 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> American Kestrel flight
10/12/18 5:33 pm GRACE S WIDMANN <gsw1...> Jo Hays Vista
10/12/18 4:54 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Oct 2018) 291 Raptors
10/12/18 2:33 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (12 Oct 2018) 62 Raptors
10/12/18 12:53 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Field Trip Annoucement
10/12/18 8:01 am Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> Re: The Big Sit
10/11/18 3:08 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: The Big Sit
10/10/18 4:51 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (10 Oct 2018) 117 Raptors
10/10/18 3:43 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Stone Mt 10/10
10/9/18 4:11 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (09 Oct 2018) 90 Raptors
10/9/18 6:31 am Ron Crandall <robberfly12...> Article on Forecasting Bird Migration
10/9/18 4:10 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (08 Oct 2018) 94 Raptors
10/8/18 2:12 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Oct 2018) 39 Raptors
10/8/18 11:50 am anne walker <lairaw...> Millbrook Marsh
10/8/18 11:40 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 13
10/8/18 8:31 am Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Re: . monarchs
10/8/18 7:10 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> . monarchs
10/7/18 4:51 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Rock Wren: eBird Report - Dixon Meadow Preserve, Oct 4, 2018
10/7/18 4:46 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Oct 2018) 38 Raptors
10/7/18 3:27 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (07 Oct 2018) 53 Raptors
10/7/18 3:26 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Scotia Barrens Field Trip Report
10/7/18 9:06 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (06 Oct 2018) 54 Raptors
10/4/18 3:05 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (04 Oct 2018) 25 Raptors
10/4/18 11:40 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Oct 2018) 2 Raptors
10/4/18 7:21 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk
10/4/18 5:45 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: Evening grosbeak bear meadows Retraction
10/4/18 4:59 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Evening grosbeak bear meadows
10/3/18 3:35 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Oct 2018) 20 Raptors
10/3/18 11:55 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Day 12 Banding
10/2/18 4:01 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (02 Oct 2018) 18 Raptors
10/2/18 8:27 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Millbrook Marsh walk 10/02/18
10/1/18 5:51 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (01 Oct 2018) 44 Raptors
10/1/18 3:59 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (01 Oct 2018) 23 Raptors
10/1/18 10:15 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Day 11 Banding
10/1/18 8:22 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (30 Sep 2018) 104 Raptors
10/1/18 3:31 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Field Trip Report - Scotia Barrens (IBA)--general, Sep 30, 2018
9/30/18 4:27 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Sep 2018) 41 Raptors
9/30/18 7:07 am John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> Can it be??
9/29/18 5:00 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Sep 2018) 128 Raptors
9/29/18 4:40 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (29 Sep 2018) 54 Raptors
9/28/18 3:58 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Sep 2018) 86 Raptors
9/28/18 2:57 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Fwd: Jacks Mountain (28 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
9/28/18 1:43 pm Ron Crandall <robberfly12...> Stone Mountain - Photos from yesterday
9/27/18 2:54 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jack's Mountain 9/27/18
9/27/18 2:38 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Sep 2018) 618 Raptors
9/27/18 10:07 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Day 10 Banding
9/26/18 12:39 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (26 Sep 2018) 48 Raptors
9/26/18 9:45 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk
9/26/18 8:46 am Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> Migration Morning, September 26
9/25/18 1:20 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> NFC Resources/Links
9/25/18 1:07 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Another field trip date correction
9/24/18 11:06 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 9
9/24/18 10:27 am Lee, Jen <jal21...> FW: FOUNDATION AWARDED STATE GRANT TO LAUNCH ACCESSIBLE WILDLIFE CENTER
9/24/18 6:18 am David Facey <dcf2005...> Re: WTSP
9/23/18 5:13 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Scotia Field Trip date correction
9/23/18 3:47 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors
9/23/18 11:06 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Sep 23, 2018
9/23/18 6:01 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> WTSP
9/22/18 4:03 pm JENNIFER ALAINE LEE <jal21...> eBird -- Jo Hayes Vista -- Sep 22, 2018
9/22/18 12:56 pm <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> Day 8 Banding
 
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Date: 10/21/18 5:41 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (21 Oct 2018) 146 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 8:07 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (21 Oct 2018) 146 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 21, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 36 36 36
Osprey 0 8 98
Bald Eagle 7 46 149
Northern Harrier 1 20 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 673 809
Cooper's Hawk 4 74 118
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 63 250 325
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 8 17 20
American Kestrel 1 46 77
Merlin 0 13 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 146 1225 5407

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter Craig Kochel
Observers:


*Visitors:*
One Amish boy who helped spot for a while, a veterinarian from Chicago and
his friends on a motorbike tour, and a woman who was married at the lookout.

*Weather:*
Cold and moderate wind from NW and WNW. The day started with snow and sleet
squalls with winds over 30 mph, then winds eased and overcast skies
dominated the day with clearing late.

*Raptor Observations:*
BE AD - 9:15, 14:22 (2) IM - 9:23 (2), 13:04, 14:22 GE AD - 8:12, 8:27,
9:47, 13:06, 13:32 IM - 8:21, 10:18, 13:01 Two bald eagles seen but not
migrating

*Non-raptor Observations:*
BV, TV, crows, ravens, chickadees, carolina wrens, and bluejays along with
a movement of 100's of grackles through the trees 14 loons, 27 canada
geese, 37 cormorants

------------------------------
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=10&rday=21>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/21/18 5:09 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Yellow-rumped Warbler photo study
I know they are common, but they are "good, honest birds" as well.

Great for a little practice on eye to shutter-finger coordination.

I photographed these at Bald Eagle State Park on 10/14/18 at the dam
spillway.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 10/21/18 4:25 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Re: a distinctive Montana golden eagle
I received some consensus opinions (Bill Clark, Laurie Goodrich, Dave
Brandes) about the odd-looking eagle that flew close overhead at Camp
Baker, Montana:

- a golden eagle with damaged alula feathers (the several small flight
feathers that constitute a bird's thumb), causing the white bases of some
primaries to be uncovered, giving the apparent epaulets or white spots

Nick Bolgiano

On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:20 PM Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
wrote:

> no problem. I know we have shared some in the past and didn't want to do
> so without your approval.
>
> thanks for sharing on the listserv though.
>
>
>
> On 10/21/2018 9:52 AM, Nick Bolgiano wrote:
>
> Hi Chad,
>
> I'm not inclined to have pictures posed on FB. Nick
>
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 9:15 AM Bryant, Donald Ashley <dab14...>
> wrote:
>
>> Nick,
>>
>> That’s interesting about the location. A friend of mine, Jeff Pentel, and
>> I saw a funky golden/bald looking cross in Shields Valley south of White
>> Sulfur Springs several years ago. It was sort of the same deal—a bird with
>> obvious characteristics of both bald and golden eagles, and it was a
>> juvenile when we saw it as well. There are a lot of goldens (and sometimes
>> ferruginous) over in that area because of the sage hillsides. Up on the
>> sides of the Crazy Mtns there are also a lot of goldens and in winter,
>> loads of rough-legs…
>>
>> d
>>
>> Donald A Bryant
>> Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor
>> of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
>> 403C Althouse Laboratory
>> Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
>> The Pennsylvania State University
>> University Park, PA 16802
>>
>> http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/dab14
>>
>> Phone: 814-865-1992
>> Fax: 814-863-7024
>> e-mail: <dab14...>
>>
>> Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
>> Montana State University
>> Bozeman, MT 59717
>>
>>
>> On Oct 20, 2018, at 8:13 AM, Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Don,
>>
>> Good suggestion. That bird is unlike any GE I have seen.
>>
>> Camp Baker is on the Smith River, NW of White Sulphur Springs. You can
>> Google Map "Camp Baker, MT".
>>
>> Nick
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:23 PM Bryant, Donald Ashley <dab14...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Nick,
>>>
>>> I suppose you have considered the possibility that this is some sort of
>>> hybrid bird? Those pale wing feathers are rather more like those of a
>>> juvenile bald eagle, that characteristically have whitish feathers at that
>>> position. Also, the wings, are not as elongated and broader than is often
>>> the case with goldens, and overall, to me, the body is pretty bulky for a
>>> golden juvenile. Yes, it has a lot of golden traits too, but it is in no
>>> way a typical golden eagle juvenile, at least not to me. WHen did you take
>>> this? And where exactly??
>>>
>>> d
>>>
>>> Donald A Bryant
>>> Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor
>>> of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
>>> 403C Althouse Laboratory
>>> Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
>>> The Pennsylvania State University
>>> University Park, PA 16802
>>>
>>> http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/dab14
>>>
>>> Phone: 814-865-1992
>>> Fax: 814-863-7024
>>> e-mail: <dab14...>
>>>
>>> Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
>>> Montana State University
>>> Bozeman, MT 59717
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 19, 2018, at 10:11 PM, Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Attached are pictures that I took of a distinctive immature golden
>>> eagle in Montana. These were taken at the new site that Steve
>>> Hoffman's tour group found in central Montana, near the Big Belt Mts.
>>>
>>> This bird has white feathers at top of the wrist (epaulets) and a
>>> crease between primaries and secondaries. I'm trying to find out what
>>> might have caused this crease. This bird seemed very curious about our
>>> group of 10 people, flying right over us and not very high for a
>>> golden eagle.
>>>
>>> Nick Bolgiano
>>> <golden eagle with epaulets_Camp Baker, MT_10-08-2018a.jpg><golden
>>> eagle with epaulets_Camp Baker, MT_10-08-2018b.jpg><golden eagle with
>>> epaulets_Camp Baker, MT_10-08-2018c.jpg><golden eagle with
>>> epaulets_Camp Baker, MT_10-08-2018d.jpg><golden eagle with
>>> epaulets_Camp Baker, MT_10-08-2018e.jpg>
>>>
>>>
>>> <PastedGraphic-1.tiff><PastedGraphic-1.tiff>
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 10/21/18 4:04 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Oct 2018) 122 Raptors

Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:03:16 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Oct 2018) 122 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 24 24
TV 8 141 141
OS 1 10 66
BE 4 38 95
NH 1 20 28
SS 27 567 762
CH 3 57 82
NG 0 1 2
RS 2 31 39
BW 0 6 3027
RT 61 252 275
RL 0 0 0
GE 11 21 22
AK 0 41 90
ML 1 22 27
PG 0 12 24
UA 1 4 5
UB 1 2 2
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 18 23
Total: 122 1268 4735

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:


Visitors:
Susan Smith and Lea (student from France); 3

Weather:
Strong NW, 33-36F, 100% cloud in am, some clearing in pm.

Raptor Observations:
GE Ad - 810, 823, 925, 1145, 1230, 1453, 1510 ; Imm 1357, age? 1025, 1405, 1420 BE Imm 1445, 1527, Ad 2@ 1535

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=10&rday=21 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/20/18 5:39 pm
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Clinton Co. shorebirds today

>
>
> Around midday to early afternoon, there was some shorebird activity east of Lock Haven. In a large flooded field area near the intersection of River Rd. & Baird Lane across from the Partnership House B & B there were Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpipers, Yellowlegs sp., American Pipits, and one Ruddy Duck. Observers were Mervin Allgyer, Charles & Carol Hildebrand, and myself.
>
>
> Wayne Laubscher
> Lock Haven
> <wnlaubscher...>
> "Owl be back"
>




 

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Date: 10/20/18 12:12 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Northern shrike near Millheim
Hi everyone, this time a northern bird that's actually real: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49320446

 

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Date: 10/19/18 7:12 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: a distinctive Montana golden eagle
Attached are pictures that I took of a distinctive immature golden
eagle in Montana. These were taken at the new site that Steve
Hoffman's tour group found in central Montana, near the Big Belt Mts.

This bird has white feathers at top of the wrist (epaulets) and a
crease between primaries and secondaries. I'm trying to find out what
might have caused this crease. This bird seemed very curious about our
group of 10 people, flying right over us and not very high for a
golden eagle.

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 10/19/18 4:07 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2018) 47 Raptors

Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 6:03:59 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2018) 47 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 13 24 24
TV 14 133 133
OS 0 9 65
BE 1 34 91
NH 2 19 27
SS 10 536 731
CH 0 54 79
NG 0 1 2
RS 2 29 37
BW 0 6 3027
RT 3 191 214
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 10 11
AK 1 41 90
ML 0 21 26
PG 0 12 24
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 16 21
Total: 47 1141 4608

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Jon Kauffman
Observers: Nick Bolgiano, Zoey Greenburg


Visitors:
A few great interactions with very interested and engaged visitors!

Weather:
Clear skies in the morning turned to mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Winds from the west and south. Crisp day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Other species observed: CAWR, AMCR, CORA, BCCH, WBNU, YRWA, AMGO, DOWO, HAWO, RBNU, YBCU, NOFL, DEJU, BLJA, 1 dragonfly and 3 monarchs.


Report submitted by Jon Kauffman ( [ mailto:<jvk5019...> | <jvk5019...> ] )
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=10&rday=19 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/19/18 3:41 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (19 Oct 2018) 99 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 5:14 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (19 Oct 2018) 99 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 19, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 8 98
Bald Eagle 0 39 142
Northern Harrier 7 19 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 637 773
Cooper's Hawk 5 70 114
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 29 182 257
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 9 12
American Kestrel 4 45 76
Merlin 0 13 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 99 1064 5246

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter Ken Tucker
Observers: Alex, Nick, Phil Park


*Visitors:*
Alex & Nick from Penn State Phil Park About 30 kids & adults from
Belleville Mennonite school walked up mountain trail

*Weather:*
Light winds in morning becoming slightly stronger later in the day

*Raptor Observations:*
Great harrrier day (for us) Immature golden 10:28 Immature golden 12:10 4th
year bald eagle, saw twice, not counted

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Ravens, vultures, 8 monarchs,

------------------------------
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=10&rday=19>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/19/18 9:17 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Living Bird issues avail.
offer it to some amish birding families

they eat it up and pass it around

I have given those mags and several other kind to my amish friends and
feel good it wasn't wasted.



On 10/19/2018 12:10 PM, Gregory William Grove wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I have about 12 years of Cornell's  excellent LIVING BIRD mag. avail
> to anyone interested in some or all. I can bring to bird club next
> week, or make other arrangements to transfer to you.
>
> It would be painful to send these to re-cycle bin, but I have huge
> collections of various journals - that will have be dealt with
> eventually ------
>
> Greg
>
>
>
> Greg Grove
> Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
> 9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
> 814 643 3295
> <gwg2...>
>

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Date: 10/19/18 9:10 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Living Bird issues avail.
Hi all

I have about 12 years of Cornell's excellent LIVING BIRD mag. avail to anyone interested in some or all. I can bring to bird club next week, or make other arrangements to transfer to you.

It would be painful to send these to re-cycle bin, but I have huge collections of various journals - that will have be dealt with eventually ------

Greg



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


 

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Date: 10/19/18 7:08 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Pre-meeting dinner at Happy Valley Brewing Company
Hello All, If anyone would like to join us for dinner with Lisa Williams at Happy Valley Brewing Company before the meeting next Wednesday, we will be assembling there at 5:30. Please send me an email to help me get an approximate head count. Joe

 

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Date: 10/18/18 8:37 pm
From: Ron Crandall <robberfly12...>
Subject: Stone Mountain - Photos from today
A few photos from today's record-breaking Red-shouldered Hawk day: Bald and
Golden Eagles, a Merlin, and a Red-shouldered Hawk.

Ron

 

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Date: 10/18/18 6:53 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (18 Oct 2018) 60 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 9:45 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (18 Oct 2018) 60 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 18, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 8 98
Bald Eagle 5 39 142
Northern Harrier 0 12 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 585 721
Cooper's Hawk 1 65 109
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 38 153 228
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 7 10
American Kestrel 1 41 72
Merlin 1 13 18
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 60 965 5147

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers: Craig Kochel


*Visitors:*
Craig Kochel, Nice lady from Brooklyn, NY.

*Weather:*
cold with modest winds from the WNW and mostly sunny skies.

*Raptor Observations:*
First Bird Sharpie 8:45. Adult BE's 2 @ 1:32. Imm. BE's 2 @ 10:15, 10:16.
Juvenile at 2:25. Peregrine at 12:47. 2 Immature & 1 Adult Bald Eagles not
counted.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Ravens, Goldfinches and 6 Monarchs.

------------------------------
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=10&rday=18>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/18/18 6:12 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2018) 168 Raptors
Record one-day count of Red-shouldered Hawks today for Stone Mt.


Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:54:35 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2018) 168 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 11 11
TV 10 119 119
OS 0 9 65
BE 6 33 90
NH 2 17 25
SS 48 526 721
CH 6 54 79
NG 0 1 2
RS 19 27 35
BW 0 6 3027
RT 54 188 211
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 10 11
AK 11 40 89
ML 8 21 26
PG 0 12 24
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 15 20
Total: 168 1094 4561

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter David Kyler
Observers: Don Deuppel, Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler


Visitors:
Bill & Audrey Chambers, friend from Austin TX, helped spot for approx 1 hr, Don Deuppel

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
GE AD 8:17, 1:02 BE AD 10:05, 11:58 IM 10:07, 12:31, 1:07, 1:13, 1:42 IM BE not counted N Harrier 1 Female, 1 Immature

Non-raptor Observations:
DCCormorant 89, Common Loon 42, Raven 4, Robin 12, Yellow-rump Warbler 1 Monarchs 22


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
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=10&rday=18 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/18/18 1:09 pm
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Re: Window strike
Thanks all - I got ahold of Robyn and am taking it to Animal Medical
Hospital as a drop off for them to pick up.

Julia

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 4:02 PM Robert Snyder <rhs2...> wrote:

> Here's the web address Julia.
>
> http://www.centrewildlifecare.org and the phone number (814) 692-0004
>
> Bob
>
> Robert Snyder
> Research Technologist III
> Penn State University
> Dept of Plant Science
> Rm 219 Tyson Bldg
> University Park, PA 16802
> Office: 814-863-6168
> Cell: 814-753-2629-
> Fax: 814-863-6139
> <rhs2...>
>
> "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
> Teddy Roosevelt
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Julia Plummer" <julia...>
> To: "StateCollegeBirdClub" <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:56:08 PM
> Subject: Window strike
>
> Found an injured cedar waxing. How do I get in touch with Robin to see
> about taking it in for rehabilitation?
>
> Julia
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 10/18/18 1:03 pm
From: Rob Dickerson <rob...>
Subject: Re: Window strike
Phone number is (814) 692-0004.


> On Oct 18, 2018, at 3:56 PM, Julia Plummer <julia...> wrote:
>
> Found an injured cedar waxing. How do I get in touch with Robin to see about taking it in for rehabilitation?
>
> Julia
>
> Sent from my iPhone


 

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Date: 10/18/18 1:03 pm
From: Robert Snyder <rhs2...>
Subject: Re: Window strike
Here's the web address Julia.

http://www.centrewildlifecare.org and the phone number (814) 692-0004

Bob

Robert Snyder
Research Technologist III
Penn State University
Dept of Plant Science
Rm 219 Tyson Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Office: 814-863-6168
Cell: 814-753-2629-
Fax: 814-863-6139
<rhs2...>

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Teddy Roosevelt

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julia Plummer" <julia...>
To: "StateCollegeBirdClub" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 3:56:08 PM
Subject: Window strike

Found an injured cedar waxing. How do I get in touch with Robin to see about taking it in for rehabilitation?

Julia

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/18/18 12:56 pm
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Window strike
Found an injured cedar waxing. How do I get in touch with Robin to see about taking it in for rehabilitation?

Julia

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/18/18 2:36 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (17 Oct 2018) 36 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 8:36 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (17 Oct 2018) 36 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 17, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 8 98
Bald Eagle 1 34 137
Northern Harrier 0 12 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 573 709
Cooper's Hawk 3 64 108
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 9 115 190
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 6 9
American Kestrel 1 40 71
Merlin 0 12 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 36 905 5087

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers:


*Visitors:*
Several Amish and Mennonite groups checked out the views of Big & Ferguson
Valleys. A nice couple from Altoona' Pa.

*Weather:*
Clear skies and cool with moderate winds from the W to start. Later the
winds were 30 mph with gusts 40 mph plus. At 2:30 it started to sprinkle
rain.

*Raptor Observations:*
First Bird Coopers Hawk at 9:00am. Adult BE at 10:42. Juvenile GE at 12:57.
Local TV's, BV's & Red-tails.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Ravens with 10 at one time. BC Chickadees.

*Predictions:*
Cool but not as windy.

------------------------------
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=10&rday=17>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/17/18 5:20 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: 10/24: Lisa Williams on "Restoring Imperiled Young Forest Communities"
Hi everyone,

Next week is our October meeting--many of our declining bird species in this area depend on young forest habitat. Lisa Williams from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be speaking about this critical component of our ecosystem.

In 2011, Lisa became the Game Commission Species Specialist for ruffed grouse, woodcock, mourning doves and webless waterfowl (coots, rails, snipe, moorhen, and gallinules). Her particular interest lies in the restoration and management of young forests and other early succession habitats. The loss of these habitats across Pennsylvania and throughout the East has resulted in widespread species declines. This is a conservation challenge that bridges game and nongame interests, with declines occurring in 75% of the bird species that rely on these habitats. Fortunately it is a crisis that can be solved through responsible management of our forests and shrub lands. For this reason, Lisa places a high emphasis on public outreach, education and collaboration.

https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/AboutUs/WildlifeManagementTeam/Pages/Williams.aspx
[https://www.pgc.pa.gov/PublishingImages/Keystone%20LOGO%20%5BConverted%5D.png]<https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/AboutUs/WildlifeManagementTeam/Pages/Williams.aspx>

Lisa Williams<https://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/AboutUs/WildlifeManagementTeam/Pages/Williams.aspx>
www.pgc.pa.gov
Lisa Williams Lisa received her B.S. in Ecology/Environmental Studies from Juniata College in Huntingdon PA and her M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Penn State Universitys School of Forest Resources.



October 24, 2018 (Wednesday)

Regular Meeting

7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Program: Our guest speaker will be Lisa Williams who will give a program titled Restoring Imperiled Young Forest Communities

Thanks,
Joe


 

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Date: 10/17/18 4:57 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Oct 2018) 105 Raptors

Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:55:24 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Oct 2018) 105 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 11 11
TV 0 109 109
OS 1 9 65
BE 6 27 84
NH 4 15 23
SS 40 478 673
CH 11 48 73
NG 0 1 2
RS 0 8 16
BW 0 6 3027
RT 41 134 157
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 8 9
AK 0 29 78
ML 0 13 18
PG 0 12 24
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 13 18
Total: 105 926 4393

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Don Deuppel, Jon Kauffman

Weather:
WNW wind. Moderate in am, turning very strong in afternoon. Clear in am, turning heavy clouds mid-afternoon, before partial clearing later. 50F

Raptor Observations:
BE IMM 1025, 1045, 1639, 1642; AD BE 1125, 1405 GE IMM 1639

Non-raptor Observations:
RCKI, GCKI


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=10&rday=17 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/17/18 1:38 pm
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 15
"Save the best for last" was the theme of the final banding day for Fall 2018. We had the highest number of birds handled this season with 45 individuals of 12 species. New for the season included: Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet and a late Warbling Vireo. The latter was only the second one encountered since 2010.

Many thanks to today's volunteers who were kept very busy and to all who have helped through the season.
New Banded:Warbling Vireo  1Black-capped Chickadee  3Brown Creeper  1Golden-crowned Kinglet  1Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2G. Catbird  1White-throated Sparrow  25Song Sparrow  1E. Towhee  4
Ovenbird  1
Recaptures:Downy Woodpecker banded 4/12/16Black-capped Chickadee banded 9/19/18White-throated Sparrow banded 10/3/18N. Cardinal # 1 banded 10/10/17N. Cardinal # 2 banded 10/3/18

Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State



 

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Date: 10/16/18 5:15 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (16 Oct 2018) 99 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (16 Oct 2018) 99 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 16, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 8 98
Bald Eagle 2 33 136
Northern Harrier 3 12 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 74 552 688
Cooper's Hawk 3 61 105
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 12 106 181
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 5 8
American Kestrel 2 39 70
Merlin 1 12 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 99 869 5051

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Mark Shope
Observers: Linda Whitesel


*Visitors:*
Mark Grimm

*Weather:*
Mostly cloudy, WNW wind.

*Raptor Observations:*
Imm BE 10:16 Ad BE 12:50 Imm BE not counted Local Red-tails

*Non-raptor Observations:*
TVs, BVs, Carolina Wren, Pileated and RB WPs, WB Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Crows,
Ravens, Bluebirds, Goldfinch, BC Chickadee, Titmice, E Towhee, and Purple
Finch. 20 Monarchs

------------------------------
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=10&rday=16>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/16/18 5:14 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: late season Monarchs
We are still getting a migrating Monarch or so at our zinnia patch. We
will hold out until the first killing frost. Here's one that visited the
zinnias last weekend.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 10/16/18 5:12 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Barred Owl
To those of you who haven't seen this latest addition to PA
birders-Photography Face Book site for the PSO, I photographed this Barred
Owl at Bald Eagle State Park last Sunday (10/14) in the early afternoon.

I felt pretty lucky to have this view of a secretive bird.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 10/16/18 3:46 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Oct 2018) 178 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:45:27 -0800
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Oct 2018) 178 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 5 11 11
TV 44 109 109
OS 2 8 64
BE 1 21 78
NH 2 11 19
SS 65 438 633
CH 13 37 62
NG 0 1 2
RS 6 8 16
BW 0 6 3027
RT 29 93 116
RL 0 0 0
GE 3 7 8
AK 1 29 78
ML 5 13 18
PG 1 12 24
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 12 17

Total: 178 821 4288
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Luke Fultz

Visitors:
Juniata College Vertebrate Zoology class with Dr. Matter, including Luke
Ford, later Amelia Ford and Emil Eklund


Weather:
Wind WNW going to WSW 8-10 mph, sky partly cloudy, temp 38-51F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1130 Imm
GE: 1138 Sub, 1203 Imm, 1421 Sub
AK: 1 male

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-3, monarch-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: 10/16/18 9:31 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Re: Free birding software for young birders in Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School and High School
Hi All
The code for young birders to use to get the software is
*PennsylvaniaYoungBirder
.*
College students, teachers and wildlife professionals can get a 50%
discount. Email me if interested in the codes for those.


On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM Bob Fowles <rbf...> wrote:

> Thayer Birdware Software is offering its birding software for free to
> young birders in Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School and High School. For
> details about the software and how to take advantage of this free offer,
> see http://www.thayerbirding.com
>
> I received an email from them about this offer, and this is the reason
> given:
>
> Why are we doing this? Because the company founder, Peter W. Thayer,
> decided that this would be the perfect way to celebrate his 70th birthday.
>
> "Over the past 24 years I have heard from thousands of folks who told me
> how much this birding program meant to them. I have been overwhelmed by the
> kind words and feedback we have received from people who are now
> professional bird guides, ornithologists, college professors and wildlife
> managers. They told me they used our program when they were growing up to
> learn more about the birds around them...and they still use it today!”
>
> Now it is time to give back something to the birding community and to the
> millions of young birders (and potential young birders) who just need a
> spark to get them started on a life-long quest for knowledge about our
> natural world and the importance of preserving the habitat we still have.
> What better way than this to celebrate the year of the bird?
>
> Bob Fowles, Pine Grove Mills
>


--
Margaret Brittingham
Professor of Wildlife Resources
Dept of Ecosystem Science and Management
814-863-8442
<mxb21...>

 

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Date: 10/16/18 9:03 am
From: Susan Braun <braun3112...>
Subject: Fwd: roundtable on climate change
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ed Perry <paglobalwarmingoutreach...>
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:34 PM
Subject: roundtable on climate change
To: Susan Braun <braun3112...>


Susan - could you forward this to your bird club friends?



*Contact*: Ed Perry, Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator

<paglobalwarmingoutreach...> <paglobalwarmingoutrreach...>,
814-880-9593



*The Climate Crises*

*How a Warming World is Changing the Forecast for Wildlife*



This past decade has seen a procession of extreme weather events in the
form of droughts, floods, wildfires and hurricanes, that have devastated
communities all across our country. The driving force behind these
catastrophic events is a planet that is slowing heating up.

Here in central Pennsylvania, a warming planet is subtly altering the
forecast for wildlife, putting at risk species that have been with us for
millions of years. Climate change is putting its thumb on the scales,
giving a leg up to noxious insect pests and other species that were once
held in check by colder winters. Meanwhile, our state fish, state bird and
state tree, along with many other species, are struggling to survive.

Our experts will present the latest science, their forecast for wildlife,
and actions we need to take to help wildlife survive.

*WHO: *Greg Czarnecki, Climate Change & Research Coordinator, Pennsylvania
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources



Margaret Brittingham, Professor of Wildlife Resources, Penn State University



Lisa Williams, Program Leader, Ruffed Grouse and Webless
Migratory Game Birds, Bureau of Wildlife Management, Pennsylvania Game
Commission



Ed Perry, National Wildlife Federation, Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator,
Climate Change Campaign



*WHAT:* Roundtable discussion on the effects of climate change on
wildlife

*WHEN:* Monday, November 12, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00pm

*WHERE: *Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 W Pine St. Boalsburg





*FREE and open to the public*



*The National Wildlife Federation <http://www.nwf.org/>is America's largest
conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our
children's future. Follow us at nwf.org <http://nwf.org>.*



--
Ed Perry

National Wildlife Federation
Climate Change Campaign
Phone - 814-880-9593
<paglobalwarmingoutreach...>

[image: nwfLogo_green_1inch300dpi]

 

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Date: 10/16/18 7:52 am
From: Susan Braun <braun3112...>
Subject: Fwd: JVAS meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Laura Jackson <mljackson2...>
Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 7:16 AM
Subject: JVAS meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16
To: Mike & Laura Jackson <mljackson2...>


Dear JVAS Friends,

Tonight’s program should be of great interest: *Arsonist Raptors in
Northern Australia Summary Discussion presented by John Carter, Brian
Schmoke and Sean Herrmann*

"Bird watchers keep a life list, noting each new species that they
discover, along with important details such as the date and location. When
you venture to a part of the globe that you have never seen before, you can
be certain you will find birds that are new to you and have
attention-grabbing behaviors. This is exactly what a group of Central
Pennsylvanian birders found during a bird expedition in Northern Australia
in May 2018 with Dr. Mark Bonta. We are excited to share with the JVAS
group the photography and video obtained, data collection, such as
assessing fire dynamics, the bird species observed around fires, what the
raptors were eating, and more.

We will talk about the controlled burns that we worked around with Nathan
Ferguson, the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service commanding officer
at Tennant Creek, and the Jawoyn Rangers, an Aboriginal land management
corporation in Katherine."

Don’t forget the free dinner with shade organic coffee from 6 - 6:45 pm
before the meeting - and bring a friend; all programs are free and open to
the public. We meet in the Bellwood-Antis Library at 526 Main Street,
Bellwood, PA.

*Directions:* Take Interstate I-99 to the Bellwood/Route 865 Exit (Exit
41). Follow Rt. 865 through the Sheetz/Martin's intersection. Proceed
about 4 blocks and turn right at the "Business District" sign, just before
the railroad overpass. Turn left at the dead end and travel to the stop
sign. Continue straight for a short distance; the library will be on your
right.

We hope to see you tonight!
Laura

 

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Date: 10/16/18 7:26 am
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: Free birding software for young birders in Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School and High School
Thayer Birdware Software is offering its birding software for free to young birders in Pre-K, Grade School, Middle School and High School. For details about the software and how to take advantage of this free offer, see http://www.thayerbirding.com

I received an email from them about this offer, and this is the reason given:

Why are we doing this? Because the company founder, Peter W. Thayer, decided that this would be the perfect way to celebrate his 70th birthday.

"Over the past 24 years I have heard from thousands of folks who told me how much this birding program meant to them. I have been overwhelmed by the kind words and feedback we have received from people who are now professional bird guides, ornithologists, college professors and wildlife managers. They told me they used our program when they were growing up to learn more about the birds around them...and they still use it today!”

Now it is time to give back something to the birding community and to the millions of young birders (and potential young birders) who just need a spark to get them started on a life-long quest for knowledge about our natural world and the importance of preserving the habitat we still have. What better way than this to celebrate the year of the bird?

Bob Fowles, Pine Grove Mills
 

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Date: 10/16/18 6:55 am
From: Mark Henry <markstanh73...>
Subject: Fwd: roundtable on climate change
I know this isn't directly birding but some members might be interested in
this program

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ed Perry <paglobalwarmingoutreach...>
Date: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:35 PM
Subject: roundtable on climate change
To: mark henry <markstanh73...>


Mark - could you forward this to your bird club friends?



*Contact*: Ed Perry, Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator

<paglobalwarmingoutreach...> <paglobalwarmingoutrreach...>,
814-880-9593



*The Climate Crises*

*How a Warming World is Changing the Forecast for Wildlife*



This past decade has seen a procession of extreme weather events in the
form of droughts, floods, wildfires and hurricanes, that have devastated
communities all across our country. The driving force behind these
catastrophic events is a planet that is slowing heating up.

Here in central Pennsylvania, a warming planet is subtly altering the
forecast for wildlife, putting at risk species that have been with us for
millions of years. Climate change is putting its thumb on the scales,
giving a leg up to noxious insect pests and other species that were once
held in check by colder winters. Meanwhile, our state fish, state bird and
state tree, along with many other species, are struggling to survive.

Our experts will present the latest science, their forecast for wildlife,
and actions we need to take to help wildlife survive.

*WHO: *Greg Czarnecki, Climate Change & Research Coordinator, Pennsylvania
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources



Margaret Brittingham, Professor of Wildlife Resources, Penn State University



Lisa Williams, Program Leader, Ruffed Grouse and Webless
Migratory Game Birds, Bureau of Wildlife Management, Pennsylvania Game
Commission



Ed Perry, National Wildlife Federation, Pennsylvania Outreach Coordinator,
Climate Change Campaign



*WHAT:* Roundtable discussion on the effects of climate change on
wildlife

*WHEN:* Monday, November 12, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00pm

*WHERE: *Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 W Pine St. Boalsburg





*FREE and open to the public*



*The National Wildlife Federation <http://www.nwf.org/>is America's largest
conservation organization inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our
children's future. Follow us at nwf.org <http://nwf.org>.*



--
Ed Perry

National Wildlife Federation
Climate Change Campaign
Phone - 814-880-9593
<paglobalwarmingoutreach...>

[image: nwfLogo_green_1inch300dpi]

 

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Date: 10/15/18 3:30 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Oct 2018) 7 Raptors

Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 5:43:00 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Oct 2018) 7 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 6 6
TV 0 65 65
OS 0 6 62
BE 0 20 77
NH 0 9 17
SS 5 373 568
CH 1 24 49
NG 0 1 2
RS 0 2 10
BW 0 6 3027
RT 0 64 87
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 5
AK 0 28 77
ML 1 8 13
PG 0 11 23
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 11 16
Total: 7 643 4110

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter David Kyler
Observers:

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
WB Nuthatch 3, TV 13, BV 1


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
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=10&rday=15 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/15/18 10:43 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 14
We were able to band this morning, albeit to a lesser degree than normal due to threatening rain, wind and project assist with Dr. Corien Bakermans of the PSU Altoona campus. Only seven nets were open that allowed us to band 15 individuals of seven species. New for the season was Ruby-crowned Kinglet. No recaptures for the day.
Next (and possibly final banding day) is this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7:30 am at the Air Quality Site. Many thanks to the volunteers who responded to a late request for assisting this morning.
New Banded:R.C. Kinglet  1Swainson's Thrush  2Hermit Thrush  1G. Catbird  1E. Towhee  1White-throated Sparrow  5N. Cardinal  4
Recaptures:None
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State



 

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Date: 10/14/18 4:51 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (14 Oct 2018) 104 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 6:35 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (14 Oct 2018) 104 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 14, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 7 97
Bald Eagle 1 31 134
Northern Harrier 2 9 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 71 478 614
Cooper's Hawk 10 58 102
Northern Goshawk 1 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 9 94 169
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 5 8
American Kestrel 4 37 68
Merlin 1 11 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 104 770 4952

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter Craig Kochel
Observers:


*Visitors:*
Phil and Rose Park

*Weather:*
Overcast and cool with light winds from the south.

*Raptor Observations:*
Local red-tails,1 adult Bald Eagle not migrating. Bald Eagle -- Imm at
15:51 Golden Eagle -- Adults at 11:52 and 13:05

*Non-raptor Observations:*
TV's, BV's, ravens, goldfinches, blue jays, robins, carolina wrens,
red-bellied, downy, and pileated woodpeckers, wb and rb nuthatc hes,
chickadees,towhees, and a huge grackle swarm passing through in the morning
- spending time around the lookout. 2 loons. 4 Monarchs. A small plane
passed though the lookout low enough to obscure the tower.

------------------------------
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=10&rday=14>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

------------------------------

 

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Date: 10/14/18 4:05 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Oct 2018) 31 Raptors

Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 7:04:14 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Oct 2018) 31 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 6 6
TV 5 65 65
OS 0 6 62
BE 0 20 77
NH 2 9 17
SS 20 368 563
CH 1 23 48
NG 0 1 2
RS 0 2 10
BW 0 6 3027
RT 2 64 87
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 5
AK 0 28 77
ML 0 7 12
PG 0 11 23
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 11 16
Total: 31 636 4103

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman
Observers:


Visitors:
George and Susan Young

Weather:
Light S wind. Dark clouds. 50F

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 3


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=10&rday=14 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/13/18 8:03 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (13 Oct 2018) 44 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 4:38 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (13 Oct 2018) 44 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 13, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 5 95
Bald Eagle 4 30 133
Northern Harrier 1 7 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 407 543
Cooper's Hawk 1 48 92
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 26 3702
Red-tailed Hawk 9 85 160
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 6
American Kestrel 6 33 64
Merlin 2 10 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 44 666 4848

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Mark Shope
Observers: Craig Kochel


*Visitors:*
Craig Kochel

*Weather:*
WNW winds, some rain in Kish Valley produced an odd rainbow.

*Raptor Observations:*
Peregrine 10:15 Imm BE 11:45 Ad BE 2@2:06 2:16 Local Red-tails

*Non-raptor Observations:*
TVs, BVs, Pileated, Red-bellied, & Downy WP, Flicker, E. Towhee, Cardinal,
Carolina Wren, BC Chickadee, RB&WB Nuthatch, Blue Jays, Ravens, Common
Loon, DC Cormorants. 5 Monarchs

------------------------------
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=10&rday=13>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

------------------------------

 

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Date: 10/13/18 3:35 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Oct 2018) 68 Raptors

Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:33:26 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (13 Oct 2018) 68 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 6 6
TV 4 60 60
OS 2 6 62
BE 3 20 77
NH 0 7 15
SS 31 348 543
CH 2 22 47
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 2 10
BW 0 6 3027
RT 17 62 85
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 4 5
AK 2 28 77
ML 2 7 12
PG 1 11 23
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 1 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 10 15
Total: 68 604 4071

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Ken Tucker

Weather:
Rain, fog early. Then cloudy with WNW wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE Imm 1102, BA Ad 1150, 1158 GE ad 1055 AK 2 Unk

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 7 GBHE


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=10&rday=13 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/13/18 10:15 am
From: Chet Gottfried <chetg...>
Subject: Friday additions for Jo Hays
Hello everyone,

From my notes, we had 8 bald eagles (not 4): the first observed by
Todd before I had arrived, and then 11:03 (adult); 11:05 (almost
adult); 11:06; 11:23; 12:30 (two); and 1:19.

We also had 2 osprey.

Attached are a few tiny photos: the almost adult bald eagle; the
peregrine; and two kestrel photos. (It was a great opportunity to
photograph different kestrels!)

Cheers,
--Chet
 

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Date: 10/12/18 6:04 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: American Kestrel flight
Hello all,

As the reports pour in from hawkwatch sites throughout the mid-Atlantic
region, its wonderful to see all the numbers of American Kestrels
migrating. Along with decent numbers passing through Pennsylvania, Cape May
tallied *5,406* for the day. Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch in Lewes, DE tallied
328. The counter Jennifer Ottinger stated the following:


* "An amazing Kestrel flight today! Falcons were coming across from Cape
May all day. Highest single day count since 2010 with 328 Kestrels. Osprey
still moving through, 20 Bald Eagles, 39 Merlin and a few Harriers and
Peregrines. Very few Accipiters." *

 

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Date: 10/12/18 5:33 pm
From: GRACE S WIDMANN <gsw1...>
Subject: Jo Hays Vista
RT 35
SS. 68
Coop H. 4
OS. 1
AK. 49
BE 4
GE 1
PF. 1
Wind from NW@ 12MPHFrom 10:00 until 3:45Observers : Chet Godfreid, Todd
Straser, Chuck Widmann

 

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Date: 10/12/18 4:54 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Oct 2018) 291 Raptors
Second highest Sharp-shin count ever for Stone Mt (since 1995)


Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 7:52:02 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Oct 2018) 291 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 6 6 6
TV 21 56 56
OS 3 4 60
BE 11 17 74
NH 1 7 15
SS 188 317 512
CH 8 20 45
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 1 9
BW 0 6 3027
RT 17 45 68
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 3 4
AK 20 26 75
ML 3 5 10
PG 4 10 22
UA 2 3 4
UB 1 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 3 9 14
Total: 291 536 4003

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove, Jen Steigerwalt
Observers: David Kyler, Deb Grove, Greg Grove, Lou Saporito, Luke Fultz, Pam Fisher, Peggy Wagoner


Visitors:
Pam Fisher from Lancaster, Aiden Griffiths, Nagle

Weather:
Moderate to str NW wind. Mostly cloudy. Temp 8-10C

Raptor Observations:
BE Imm (2) 1008, Ad (2) 1017, Imm 1115, Ad 1118, Imm 1135, Ad 1201, Ad 1232, Ad 1237, Ad (2), Imm 1335 GE Ad 1043, Ad 1133 AK - 1 M, 19 not aged

Non-raptor Observations:
Can Geese 170 Com Loon 7 DC Cormorant 57 Monarchs 23


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=10&rday=12 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/12/18 2:33 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (12 Oct 2018) 62 Raptors


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <reports...>
> Date: October 12, 2018 at 5:00:15 PM EDT
> To: <jvk5019...>
> Subject: Jacks Mountain (12 Oct 2018) 62 Raptors
> Reply-To: <reports...>
>
> Jacks Mountain
> Pennsylvania, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 1 5 95
> Bald Eagle 1 26 129
> Northern Harrier 0 6 13
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 389 525
> Cooper's Hawk 4 47 91
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 24 3700
> Red-tailed Hawk 20 76 151
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 3 6
> American Kestrel 8 27 58
> Merlin 1 8 13
> Peregrine Falcon 1 7 12
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Total: 62 622 4804
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:45:00
> Observation end time: 15:00:00
> Total observation time: 6.25 hours
> Official Counter Ken Tucker
> Observers:
>
>
> Weather:
> Very windy and cooler
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Birds were riding ridge lift in the wind; passing quickly
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarchs- 13 Flock of over100 crows Geese, cormorants and other waterfowl passing by
>
> Predictions:
> Less wind
>
> 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] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]
>
>

 

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Date: 10/12/18 12:53 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Field Trip Annoucement
*Birding Bald Eagle State Park* joint field with Juniata Valley Audubon
Society

Saturday, November 10, 2018 (9am – 1pm)

Let’s explore Bald Eagle State Park to look for migrating waterfowl, hawks
and more. The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle
Valley in Centre County. It includes a lake along Bald Eagle Mountain which
is surrounded by forests, fields and wetlands. We’ll stop at several birdy
places on our way up to the park and within the park. We’ll finish by
driving to the dam and taking a short walk on an old road. Bring
binoculars, drinks, and snacks. We’ll stop in Howard afterwards for a bite
to eat.

Field Trip Leaders:

Susan Braun: 814-574-0795 or <braun3112...> and Julia Plummer:
<julia...>

Meet at the gravel parking area behind McDonald’s in Milesburg at 9:00 am. View
on Google maps <https://goo.gl/maps/gaPD5R4YaaC2>.

 

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Date: 10/12/18 8:01 am
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: Re: The Big Sit
Hi All,

Shaver’s Creek will be hosting a Big Sit on our boardwalk platform tomorrow. All are welcome to join at any point in the day, and you can find us by coming to Shaver’s Creek or you can park at Stone Valley and walk the lake trail to the center. Bring a chair and snacks and dress for the weather.

best,
Doug




On Oct 11, 2018, at 6:08 PM, Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...><mailto:<jpg186...>> wrote:

If anyone wants to come out to Muddy Paws on Sunday and help count that circle we don't have anyone for late morning. I'll be there early morning and you can meet some other Penns Valley birding people around 6 pm.
________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> on behalf of Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...><mailto:<chadkauffman...>>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:56:22 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: The Big Sit

its coming up this weekend, saturday and/or sunday

our state is leading for the most circles registered, which is cool we
have so many willing to participate

if you haven't done one before, its easy, or find one near you to join
for a while

sitting at a hawkwatch? you are already doing a big sit, just need to
register and add the raptor food as counters like to call it.

can only do it a few hours? thats fine. you can come an go.

here is the site where you can see registereed circles for all of the
state and other countries.

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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<http://www.shaverscreek.org>

 

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Date: 10/11/18 3:08 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Re: The Big Sit
If anyone wants to come out to Muddy Paws on Sunday and help count that circle we don't have anyone for late morning. I'll be there early morning and you can meet some other Penns Valley birding people around 6 pm.
________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4:56:22 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: The Big Sit

its coming up this weekend, saturday and/or sunday

our state is leading for the most circles registered, which is cool we
have so many willing to participate

if you haven't done one before, its easy, or find one near you to join
for a while

sitting at a hawkwatch? you are already doing a big sit, just need to
register and add the raptor food as counters like to call it.

can only do it a few hours? thats fine. you can come an go.

here is the site where you can see registereed circles for all of the
state and other countries.

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Date: 10/10/18 4:51 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (10 Oct 2018) 117 Raptors
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From: <reports...>
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 6:54 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (10 Oct 2018) 117 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 10, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 4 94
Bald Eagle 4 25 128
Northern Harrier 1 6 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 87 363 499
Cooper's Hawk 11 43 87
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 24 3700
Red-tailed Hawk 4 56 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 6
American Kestrel 3 19 50
Merlin 2 7 12
Peregrine Falcon 2 6 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 117 560 4742

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers: Cindy Bickel


*Visitors:*
Cindy Bickel, Phil Park, Amos Swarey, Lady from California visiting
relatives, Reed Lucas from Black Moshanan, Ken Brana from Clearfield.

*Weather:*
Foggy to start with winds from the S turning to SW later in the day. Mostly
overcast during the day.

*Raptor Observations:*
Adult BE's 10:21, 11:28, 2:37. Imm. BE 10:30. Peregrine Falcons 10:53,
1:22. Local Red-tails, TV's & BV's.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Bluejays, Carolina Wren, Clouded Sulfurs, Cabbage Whites, 8 Dragon Flies &
147 Monarchs.

*Predictions:*
Rain Predicted.

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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=10&rday=10>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/10/18 3:43 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Stone Mt 10/10
*Stone Mt., Pa. Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10,
2018 -------------------------------------------------------------------
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- BV 0 0 0 TV 0 35 35 OS 0 1 57 BE 0 6 63 NH 2
6 14 SS 28 129 324 CH 1 12 37 NG 0 0 1 RS 0 0 8 BW 1 6 3027 RT 0 28 51 RL 0
0 0 GE 0 1 2 AK 1 6 55 ML 0 2 7 PG 0 6 18 UA 0 1 2 UB 0 0 0 UF 0 0 0 UE 0 0
0 UR 0 6 11 Total: 33 245 3712
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Jon Kauffman Observers: Deb
Grove, Greg Grove, Jason Beale, Margaret Brittingham, Rob Dickerson, Ron
Crandall Visitors: Margaret Brittingham, Jason Beale and 7 students from
PSU Avian Outreach Class and Cathy, a friend of the Grove's. Weather: For
the fist 1 1/2, fog was at ridgetop with cloud cover beginning to break up
in the valleys. Cloud cover eventually becoming partly cloudy (75%). A nice
cool wind from the SE at 4-7mph throughout the day. Very consistent speed
and direction. Raptor Observations: NOHA: Female and Unk AMKE: Female Black
Vulture(5) Turkey Vulture(12) Red-tailed Hawk (3) not migrating. Majority
of the flight was tucked close to the ridge with a few high and over the
valley to the south. Non-raptor Observations: Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay
3 American Crow 1 Common Raven 2 Tree Swallow 5 Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Carolina Wren 3 Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 American Robin 10 Cedar Waxwing 15 American
Goldfinch 5 Dark-eyed Junco 1 Eastern Towhee 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Monarch (47) Black Swallowtail (1) Dragonflies present
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (<jvk5019...> <jvk5019...>) *

 

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Date: 10/9/18 4:11 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (09 Oct 2018) 90 Raptors


Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:37:47 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (09 Oct 2018) 90 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 35 35 35
OS 0 1 57
BE 3 6 63
NH 1 4 12
SS 33 101 296
CH 3 11 36
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 8
BW 0 5 3026
RT 9 28 51
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 1 2
AK 1 5 54
ML 0 2 7
PG 2 6 18
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 6 11
Total: 90 212 3679

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:


Visitors:
Heather McNeil with Reed and Anna

Weather:
Mostly cloudy. SSE wind, mostly light.

Raptor Observations:
AD BE 1035. Imm BE 1347,1410 GE 1110 AK - 1 M NH - Imm.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 27


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=10&rday=09 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/9/18 6:31 am
From: Ron Crandall <robberfly12...>
Subject: Article on Forecasting Bird Migration
An article in Science Magazine (pointed out to me by my son) describes a
model for forecasting migration flows using radar and atmospheric condition
data:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6407/1115

A full text version of the same paper, available without a subscription, is
at

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/04/02/293092

I think this model is the basis for Cornell's BirdCast application that Joe
and Julia showed at the last bird club meeting.

Ron

 

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Date: 10/9/18 4:10 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (08 Oct 2018) 94 Raptors
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From: <reports...>
Date: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 8:56 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (08 Oct 2018) 94 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 08, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 3 93
Bald Eagle 8 18 121
Northern Harrier 1 3 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 46 181 317
Cooper's Hawk 11 26 70
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22 3698
Red-tailed Hawk 19 38 113
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 3 6
American Kestrel 5 16 47
Merlin 0 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 6
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 94 322 4504

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers: Cindy Bickel, Craig Kochel, Ken Tucker


*Visitors:*
Cindy Bickel, Craig Kochel, Ken Tucker.

*Weather:*
Thick fog to start. It finally started to lift around 10:30 somewhat, but
continued to persist for another hour. The winds were mostly out of the SE.
They were mostly light during the day. It was at least 90% overcast after
the fog lifted.

*Raptor Observations:*
Adult BE's 11:24, 12:10, 12:59. Imm. BE's 2 @ 11:52, 2 @ 1:03, 2:45. Adult
GE at 10:49. Local Red-tails, BV's & TV's. 4 Bald Eagles not counted as
migrating.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Ravens, Goldfinches, Carolina Wren, Bluejays, Towhee, White Breasted
Nuthatch, 264 Monarchs.

------------------------------
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=10&rday=08>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/8/18 2:12 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Oct 2018) 39 Raptors

Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 4:49:07 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Oct 2018) 39 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 1 57
BE 1 3 60
NH 1 3 11
SS 22 68 263
CH 6 8 33
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 8
BW 0 5 3026
RT 8 19 42
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 0 4 53
ML 0 2 7
PG 1 4 16
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 4 9
Total: 39 122 3589

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter David Kyler
Observers:

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
BE adult 1:29 Harrier-female Peregrine-adult Immature BE not counted as migrant

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch 15 Dragonfly 6


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
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=10&rday=08 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/8/18 11:50 am
From: anne walker <lairaw...>
Subject: Millbrook Marsh
The Sora was still at the Marsh as of yesterday, skulking around the underbrush at the footbridge.

AW

 

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Date: 10/8/18 11:40 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 13

A humid, foggy and overcast morning made the few birds we handled seem even more dreary. Only nine birds of seven species this morning. One however was new for the season - Blackpoll Warbler. Thanks as always to our volunteers - six this morning. Next banding is Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Air Quality site.



New Banded:
Gray Catbird 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
E. Towhee 2
N. Cardinal 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Purple Finch 1


Recaptures:
Ovenbird banded 9/27/18 (3rd time we've handled this bird)


Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
Avian Education Program
The Arboretum at Penn State




 

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Date: 10/8/18 8:31 am
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: . monarchs
I had the same experience over East Fairmont Ave thus morning. Kettles of Monarchs moving overhead. Flight tapered off by 10:30.
Kurt Engstrom


-----Original Message-----
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 10:11 AM
Subject: . monarchs


If you can get outside right now and look up over campus there are tons of monarchs, I just counted over a hundred and ran out of time to count more
 

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Date: 10/8/18 7:10 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: . monarchs
If you can get outside right now and look up over campus there are tons of monarchs, I just counted over a hundred and ran out of time to count more

 

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Date: 10/7/18 4:51 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Rock Wren: eBird Report - Dixon Meadow Preserve, Oct 4, 2018
Carl and I went to see the Montgomery County Rock Wren this past Thursday.  If you click on the link to the eBird check list, you can see the digiscope photos Carl took.  We lucked out.  The wren had gone MIA for 5 hours after being hunted by a Cooper's Hawk.  It reappeared 15 minutes before we arrived and we immediately got good looks at it before it disappeared for a short time.   Kurt Engstrom
Subject: eBird Report - Dixon Meadow Preserve, Oct 4, 2018

Dixon Meadow Preserve, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 4, 2018 3:13 PM - 5:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.088 mile(s)
Comments:    Chase for the Rock Wren - most of the time was spent on the bridge watching for the bird, did walk the loop around the boardwalk once.
21 species

Canada Goose  31
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  80    Close estimate - huge swirling flock overhead for a few minutes, small flocks passing over as darkness approached
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Kestrel  1
Peregrine Falcon  1    Seen in flight over field across road from parking area when we got back to the car.  Large raptor, typically powerful flight with wings tapering down to sharp point, bird was only seen flying diagonally away so we were unable to determine age for it.
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Rock Wren  1    First state record first found on the evening of 10/2 and continuing all day today.  After vanishing for close to 5 hours earlier in the day, the bird reappeared right around 3 PM and was seen in the area until darkness which seems to be the daily routine for this guy.  Bird was extremely loyal to the thin seam of river rock visible from the boardwalk bridge (bridge with paved walking path on both sides, NOT the main boardwalk), it was seen working this area from ~20 yards up from the bridge all the way up to where the rocks bend away out of sight.  Best bet for locating this bird seems to be to stakeout this location in the early morning and late afternoon into evening.

Super energetic bird, actively foraging nearly the entire time it was in view.  Constantly popping up and down, into and out of sight, as it worked the length of the rock seam, never leaving it.  Watched it catch a katydid at one point, smash it against a rock, and eventually choke it down.  After eating this big meal the bird spent some time sitting up on a rock digesting for a little before going back to its active behavior.  Large, pale wren with noticeably long bill with a slight curve along it.  Was really taken aback by the very buffy tail tips on the bird that we especially evident in flight, faint pinkish hues on the flanks were a nice touch as well.  Overall the bird seemed very healthy although some missing feathers on the left thigh might indicate a close encounter with a predator of some sort.
House Wren  1    Working the rock seam along with the ROWR at one point.  Much darker and smaller
Marsh Wren  1    Continuing in the area for a few days now.  Spent its time in the tall grass around the base of bluebird boxes 5/6, easy to locate when it would give its 'chit' call notes.  Secretive but did offer a few nice views at different points, may of been two but could not fully confirm this.
European Starling  200
American Goldfinch  10
Savannah Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Palm Warbler  12    Abundant, likely more than this

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48941913

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

 

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Date: 10/7/18 4:46 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Oct 2018) 38 Raptors

Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 7:25:06 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Oct 2018) 38 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 1 57
BE 0 2 59
NH 2 2 10
SS 21 46 241
CH 2 2 27
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 8
BW 1 5 3026
RT 6 11 34
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 2 4 53
ML 1 2 7
PG 0 3 15
UA 1 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 4 9
Total: 38 83 3550

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Ken Tucker, Luke Fultz


Visitors:
~20; Conservation students from Juniata Col.

Weather:
fog , then mostly sunny. Calm or very light var. wind. Very warm

Raptor Observations:
One Ad Be - not c. AK - 2 M NH - one M, one F

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 16


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=10&rday=07 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/7/18 3:27 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (07 Oct 2018) 53 Raptors
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From: <reports...>
Date: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (07 Oct 2018) 53 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 07, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 3 93
Bald Eagle 5 10 113
Northern Harrier 0 2 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 134 270
Cooper's Hawk 4 15 59
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5 22 3698
Red-tailed Hawk 7 19 94
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 5
American Kestrel 5 11 42
Merlin 0 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 53 226 4408

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


*Visitors:*
Several Amish boys who helped a lot in spotting as well as a handful of
sight-seers

*Weather:*
Very hot and humid - July-like weather. Light winds from WSW. Stinkbugs
were partying like it was 2017 -- making it hard to focus on the watch. Fog
was heavy on south side until noon, occasionally drifting over the lookout
for brief periods.

*Raptor Observations:*
BV's, TVs, and local Red-tails. Bald Eagles : AD at 11:26, 13:19, and 2 at
13:20 Golden Eagles : AD at 13:17 One of a pair of sharpies turned back and
dove repeatedly on blue jays in the bushes on the north side of the
overlook.... but missed.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Chickadees, towhees, crows, ravens, crows, Woodpeckers - downy, red-bellied
and pileated, blue jays, RB and WB nuthatches, carolina wrens, YB sapsucker

------------------------------
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=10&rday=07>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/7/18 3:26 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Scotia Barrens Field Trip Report
Hello all,

With a slight delay from an earlier morning shower, nine participants
fought through the large flocks of mosquitoes to enjoy some lingering fall
migrants at Scotia Barrens this morning. The activity was low but we did
have good looks at Black and White Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, and
Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

The activity of the mosquitoes did eventually die-off once we entered the
Waffle Shop.

Thank you to all those that came out and stay alert for upcoming field
trips through our the State College Bird Club webpage and Facebook page.

Best,
Jon


Scotia Barrens (IBA)--general, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 7, 2018 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
24 species

Chimney Swift 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 22
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 6
European Starling 4
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 8
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 4
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 1

 

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Date: 10/7/18 9:06 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (06 Oct 2018) 54 Raptors
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From: <reports...>
Date: Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 5:03 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (06 Oct 2018) 54 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 06, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 92
Bald Eagle 0 5 108
Northern Harrier 0 2 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 45 110 246
Cooper's Hawk 3 11 55
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 17 3693
Red-tailed Hawk 3 12 87
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 1 6 37
Merlin 1 5 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 5
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 54 173 4355

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours
Official Counter Mark Shope
Observers: Craig Kochel, Jen Lee


*Visitors:*
Craig Kochel Jen Lee

*Weather:*
Foggy with no count until 12:00 South wind

*Raptor Observations:*
Local Red-tails

*Non-raptor Observations:*
TVs, BVs, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy WP, Carolina Wren, Blue Jays,
Ravens, E. Towhee, Goldfinch, BC Chickadee 23 Monarchs Clouded Sulphur 3
Dragonflies Eastern Milk Snake

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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=10&rday=06>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/4/18 3:05 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (04 Oct 2018) 25 Raptors
*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 04, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 91
Bald Eagle 0 4 107
Northern Harrier 0 2 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 51 187
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 49
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 17 3693
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 2 3 34
Merlin 2 2 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 25 91 4273

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:45:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter Jon Kauffman
Observers: Rob Dickerson

*Weather:*
Winds from the south then to the SW and then to the west. Partly cloudy at
ridgetop with heavy fog in both valleys which eventually lifted, but with
approaching storm from the west, cloud clover became 100% and light fog
still lingered in the valleys. Light rain began in the last hour.

*Raptor Observations:*
Flight path was on the south slope with only an Osprey migrating at
ridgetop to the north. Very little thermal use. Majority of the migrants
had direct flight. AMKE: Male and unk Black Vulture (4) and Turkey
Vulture(6) not counted

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Mourning Dove 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 12 American Crow 2 Common Raven 2 Tree Swallow
12 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Tufted Titmouse 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 3 Purple Finch 2 American Goldfinch
4 Eastern Towhee 2 Magnolia Warbler 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2 Monarchs: 139 - Large push of Monarchs flew past the
watch before approaching storm. Raptor migration shutdown but Monarch
flight continued. I thought we were in the clear of another fall stinkbug
infestation, but I was wrong. They were horrendous today.

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Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (<jvk5019...>)
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=10&rday=04>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/4/18 11:40 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Oct 2018) 2 Raptors

Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2018 2:09:14 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Oct 2018) 2 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 1 57
BE 0 2 59
NH 0 0 8
SS 2 25 220
CH 0 0 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 8
BW 0 4 3025
RT 0 5 28
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 0 2 51
ML 0 1 6
PG 0 3 15
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 7
Total: 2 45 3512

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter Trudy Kyler
Observers: David Kyler, Ron Crandall

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-headed Vireo 2, Red-headed WP 1,Cedar Waxwing 45, Yellow-rumped Warbler 1, Magnolia Warbler 1, Raven 6, Junco 1, red-breasted Nuthatch 4 Monarch 17


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
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=10&rday=04 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/4/18 7:21 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk
We had a great bird walk this morning. The weather was beautiful and birds
were on the move. We got good looks at a northern parula warbler, scarlet
tanager and purple finch. Had a total of 33 species (see list below).
Other warblers included common yellowthroat, yellow-rumped and Nashville.
Also good view of a Philadelphia vireo. This was the last Arboretum bird
walk of the season. Walks will start up again in the Spring.

PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 4, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Last Arboretum Bird walk of the season
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15
Mourning Dove 3
Killdeer 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 20
House Finch 10
Purple Finch 4
American Goldfinch 50
White-throated Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1

--
Margaret Brittingham
Professor of Wildlife Resources
Dept of Ecosystem Science and Management
814-863-8442
<mxb21...>

 

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Date: 10/4/18 5:45 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Re: Evening grosbeak bear meadows Retraction
I'm starting to wonder if I didn't just over react to a very yellow rose-breasted grosbeak. The call fits a lot better.
________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:56:42 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Evening grosbeak bear meadows

Flyover west end of wetland, great view

 

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Date: 10/4/18 4:59 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Evening grosbeak bear meadows
Flyover west end of wetland, great view

 

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Date: 10/3/18 3:35 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Oct 2018) 20 Raptors

Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:33:40 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Oct 2018) 20 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 1 57
BE 1 2 59
NH 0 0 8
SS 8 23 218
CH 0 0 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 8
BW 1 4 3025
RT 5 5 28
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 2 2 51
ML 0 1 6
PG 2 3 15
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 2 7
Total: 20 43 3510

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Jim Dunn, Lou Saporito


Visitors:
2

Weather:
Light NW wind, diminishing. Mostly cloudy early, clearing later.

Raptor Observations:
Imm BE 1310 AK one male, one ?

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 49


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=10&rday=03 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/3/18 11:55 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 12 Banding

A slow day at banding this morning with only 16 birds handled. New for the season was a Lincoln's Sparrow.
Many thanks to our five volunteers of the day.


New Banded:
Downy Woodpecker 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
G, Catbird 2
Ovenbird 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
N. Cardinal 2
Purple Finch 1



Recaptures:
Wood Thrush banded 5/2/18
Ovenbird # 1 banded 9/27/18
Ovenbird # 2 banded 9/27/18
Ovenbird # 3 banded 9/20/18
N. Cardinal banded 10/1/18


Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
Avian Education Program
The Arboretum at Penn State




 

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Date: 10/2/18 4:01 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (02 Oct 2018) 18 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (02 Oct 2018) 18 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 02, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 90
Bald Eagle 0 3 106
Northern Harrier 0 1 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 32 168
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 49
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 3691
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 3
American Kestrel 0 1 32
Merlin 0 0 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 18 62 4244

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Mark Shope
Observers:

*Weather:*
A little fog and light drizzle early, thunderstorm at 2:15.

*Raptor Observations:*


*Non-raptor Observations:*
Carolina Wren, RB&WB Nuthatch, TVs, BVs, Blue Jays, Crows, Ravens, Chimney
Swifts, Mourning Dove, Goldfinch, E. Towhee, Downy, RB, & Pileated WPs,
Flicker. 27 Monarchs Clouded Sulphur Many dragonflies

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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=10&rday=02>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/2/18 8:27 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Millbrook Marsh walk 10/02/18
Hello all,

This morning was last walk of the fall early morning birds walks offered by
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. Highlights for the group included many
singing Eastern Phoebes, a fly over and perched Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and
long looks at a very cooperative Marsh Wren.

Thank you to Mandy Maguffey and the Millbrook Marsh staff for offering
these walks and giving me the opportunity to lead some of them.

Best,
Jon

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 2, 2018 8:05 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
26 species

Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 5
Blue Jay 10
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 35
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

 

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Date: 10/1/18 5:51 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (01 Oct 2018) 44 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <reports...>
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 8:43 PM
Subject: Jacks Mountain (01 Oct 2018) 44 Raptors
To: <jvk5019...>


*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 01, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 90
Bald Eagle 3 3 106
Northern Harrier 1 1 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 15 151
Cooper's Hawk 5 5 49
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 15 15 3691
Red-tailed Hawk 4 4 79
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 3
American Kestrel 1 1 32
Merlin 0 0 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 44 44 4226

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers: Cindy Bickel, Esther Bratton, Linda Whitesel


*Visitors:*
Cindy Bickel, Linda Whitesel, Esther Bratton, Mark Shope stopped to say
hello.

*Weather:*
Warm to start with light variable winds. Mostly cloudy during the day.
Became very warm later in the day.

*Raptor Observations:*
Adult BE 12:29. Imm. BE's 11:36, 12:29. Local TV's & BV's. 2 Adult BE's not
counted as migrating. At approximately 9:45am Cindy Bickel saw a bird that
she described to me which appeared to be a Mississippi Kite. I did not see
the bird and we did not post it. I am mentioning it in case it might show
up at another site after today.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Flicker, Carolina Wren, Chimney Swifts, Blue Jays, 67 Dragon Flies, 149
Monarchs.

*Predictions:*
Some rain is predicted in the afternoon.

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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=10&rday=01>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/1/18 3:59 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (01 Oct 2018) 23 Raptors

Sent: Monday, October 1, 2018 5:24:44 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (01 Oct 2018) 23 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 1 57
BE 1 1 58
NH 0 0 8
SS 15 15 210
CH 0 0 25
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 0 8
BW 3 3 3024
RT 0 0 23
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 0 0 49
ML 1 1 6
PG 1 1 13
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 1 6
Total: 23 23 3490

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter David Kyler
Observers: Bill Chambers

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
BE 4th year 1:56 1adult 1 juvenile BE observed not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-headed Vireo 1, TV 5, BV 2, Raven 3, Chimney Swift 4, Yellow-rumors Warnler 1, Red-breasted Nuthatch 1, Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1, Monarch 21


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
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=10&rday=01 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/1/18 10:15 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 11 Banding

Three new species for the season at bird banding this morning at the Air Quality site: Swainson's Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and White-throated Sparrow. A total of 23 birds handled of 10 species.

Thank to our five volunteers of the day. Next banding is Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Air Quality site. We now switch to the new start time of 7:30 am.


New Banded:
Downy Woodpecker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
G. Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 2
Ovenbird 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
N. Cardinal 2
White-throated Sparrow 5



Recaptures:
Ovenbird # 1 banded 9/27/18
Ovenbird # 2 banded 9/27/18
Ovenbird # 3 banded 9/20/18


Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
Avian Education Program
The Arboretum at Penn State




 

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Date: 10/1/18 8:22 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (30 Sep 2018) 104 Raptors
*Jacks Mountain*
Pennsylvania, USA

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Sep 30, 2018
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 90 90
Bald Eagle 8 103 103
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 136 136
Cooper's Hawk 3 44 44
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 50 3676 3676
Red-tailed Hawk 16 75 75
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 1 31 31
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
*Total:* 104 4182 4182

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Darrell Smith
Observers: Jen Lee, Ken Tucker


*Visitors:*
Jen Lee, Ken Tucker, Ed and Helen Rogusky.

*Weather:*
Started out clear blue and cool with light winds from the SE. Had some
clouds off and on in the afternoon.

*Raptor Observations:*
Adult BE's 11:41, 12:36, 1:25, 2:34. Imm. BE's 12:20, 12:36, 2:53, 2:54. 4
BE's not migrating. Many Local TV's & BV's. Some local Red-tails.

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Bluejays, Ravens, Carolina Wren and 36 Monarchs.

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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=09&rday=30>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=104&ryear=2018&rmonth=09>]

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Date: 10/1/18 3:31 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Field Trip Report - Scotia Barrens (IBA)--general, Sep 30, 2018
Good morning,

Yesterday, we had the first of our Warblers and Waffles fall walks at
Scotia Barrens. The morning started out cold and relatively quiet. Nine
of us gathered and walked up and down Scotia Range Rd in search of warblers
and other birds, but few warblers were found - and those we saw were flew
by quickly. However, the group had a good view of an immature
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and enjoyed views and the tentative songs of a
young White-Throated Sparrow. Red-breasted nuthatches continue in the area.

Afterwards, a subset of us enjoyed breakfast at Waffle Shop West (on
College Ave.). Birding highlight as we waited outside for our table
(post-game day - busy spot!) was a close flyby of a calling raven!

Julia

Scotia Barrens (IBA)--general, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 30, 2018 7:18 AM - 9:38 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 56
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 6
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 7
White-throated Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 19
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 112
Common Yellowthroat 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48836790

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

 

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Date: 9/30/18 4:27 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Sep 2018) 41 Raptors

Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:44:01 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Sep 2018) 41 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 54 56
BE 1 56 57
NH 1 8 8
SS 12 194 195
CH 3 25 25
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 8 8
BW 15 3020 3021
RT 4 23 23
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 3 49 49
ML 0 5 5
PG 1 12 12
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 5 5
Total: 41 3462 3467

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Steve Hass


Visitors:
~15 Jim Dunn, Don Duebel, Deb Grove

Weather:
partly cloudy. 60s F, mostly light , mostly SE wind

Raptor Observations:
BE imm 1450; 3Ad Be not counted AK 2 M, 1 ?

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 32 Barred Owl calling, RCKI, SWTH, MAWA


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=09&rday=30 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/30/18 7:07 am
From: John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Can it be??
We have a junco picking around the rocks near our feeder in Stormstown. Can't remember seeing juncos this early! Yikes!
John and Linda Stevens
 

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Date: 9/29/18 5:00 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Sep 2018) 128 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 15:53:28 -0800
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (29 Sep 2018) 128 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 5 54 56
BE 5 55 56
NH 1 7 7
SS 43 182 183
CH 11 22 22
NG 1 1 1
RS 1 8 8
BW 41 3005 3006
RT 4 19 19
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 11 46 46
ML 0 5 5
PG 2 11 11
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 3 4 4

Total: 128 3421 3426
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Betsy Manlove

Weather:
During 830-1015, sky clear with little wind; during 1015-1600, partly
cloudy with wind NW 4-7 mph; during 1600-1700, clear with wind NW 8-10 mph;
temp 55-61F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1212 Ad, 1229 Imm, 1239 Imm, 1451 Juv, 1540 Ad
NG: 1040 Unk age
AK: 4 male, 3 female, 4 unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Goose-5, C. Loon-1, Chimney Swift-5, Red-bellied Woodpecker-2, Tree
Swallow-41, Blue-headed Vireo-2, monarch-92
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 9/29/18 4:40 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (29 Sep 2018) 54 Raptors


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <reports...>
> Date: September 29, 2018 at 4:43:50 PM EDT
> To: <jvk5019...>
> Subject: Jacks Mountain (29 Sep 2018) 54 Raptors
> Reply-To: <reports...>
>
> Jacks Mountain
> Pennsylvania, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 2 88 88
> Bald Eagle 7 95 95
> Northern Harrier 0 7 7
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 112 112
> Cooper's Hawk 4 41 41
> Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 8 3626 3626
> Red-tailed Hawk 5 59 59
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 3 3
> American Kestrel 10 30 30
> Merlin 0 5 5
> Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 4 4
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Total: 54 4078 4078
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 15:00:00
> Total observation time: 7 hours
> Official Counter Mark Shope
> Observers:
>
>
>
> Visitors:
> Mark Grimm
>
> Weather:
> Light breeze from the West, mostly cloudy after 11:00.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Ad BE 9:36, 10:47, 11:20, 2@12:05, 1:32 Imm BE 1:24 Local Red-tails
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Blue Jays, Crows, Ravens, TVs, BVs, Carolina Wren, Downy, Red-bellied,& Pileated WP, RB&WB Nuthatches, Goldfinch, Chimney Swifts, BC Chickadees, Titmice, E. Towhees, Mourning Dove, BT Green, Palm, BT Blue and other Warblers. 67 Monarchs 5 Dragonflies
>
> 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] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]
>
>

 

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Date: 9/28/18 3:58 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Sep 2018) 86 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 6:57 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Sep 2018) 86 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 7 49 51
BE 7 50 51
NH 1 6 6
SS 35 139 140
CH 3 11 11
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 7 7
BW 19 2964 2965
RT 2 15 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 5 35 35
ML 0 5 5
PG 5 9 9
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 1 1

Total: 86 3293 3298
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Lou Saporito, Luke Fultz

Visitors:
Karl Suttmann, Cody Campbell, Hannah Blackburn


Weather:
Wind NW 6-8 mph, ridge enveloped by clouds until 1000, cloudy until skies
cleared at 1400, temp 55-68F

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1102 Juv, 1103 Juv, 1028 4th-yr, 1204 Imm, 1241 Ad, 1615 Ad(2), 3 BE
not counted
AK: 2 male, 2 female, 1 unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow-13, Red-breasted Nuthatch-1, Tennessee Warbler-1, N. Parula-1,
Bay-breasted Warbler-1, Blackpoll Warbler-1, Palm Warbler, Black-throated
Green Warbler-2, monarch-53
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Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)


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Date: 9/28/18 2:57 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Fwd: Jacks Mountain (28 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <reports...>
> Date: September 28, 2018 at 4:58:27 PM EDT
> To: <jvk5019...>
> Subject: Jacks Mountain (28 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
> Reply-To: <reports...>
>
> Jacks Mountain
> Pennsylvania, USA
>
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2018
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 3 86 86
> Bald Eagle 6 88 88
> Northern Harrier 1 7 7
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 95 95
> Cooper's Hawk 2 37 37
> Northern Goshawk 1 2 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 6 3618 3618
> Red-tailed Hawk 5 54 54
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 3 3
> American Kestrel 0 20 20
> Merlin 0 5 5
> Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 4 4
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
> Total: 35 4024 4024
>
>
> Observation start time: 08:30:00
> Observation end time: 15:00:00
> Total observation time: 6.5 hours
> Official Counter Ken Tucker
> Observers:
>
>
> Weather:
> Fog until 10am with modarate west wind. Later in the day winds because light mostly cloudy
>
> Raptor Observations:
> 10:48 adult bald eagle 11:06 immature bald eagle 1:41 immature bald eagle 1:51 immature bald eagle 1:57 immature bald eagle 2:02 adult bald eagle Goshawk low and slow with good look
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> blue jays, ravens,turkey and black vultures not migrating, 39 monarch butterflies. Ruff grouse seen
>
> Predictions:
> Better
>
> 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] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]
>
>

 

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Date: 9/28/18 1:43 pm
From: Ron Crandall <robberfly12...>
Subject: Stone Mountain - Photos from yesterday
We've have had a really nice fall for Broad-winged Hawks at Stone with the
total hovering around 3000. Yesterday was no exception, when the Kylers and
I tallied 571.

Photography yesterday was a little challenging with it being overcast all
day, but here's some of the birds we saw: Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks,
a Harrier, and (of course) Broadwings.

Ron

 

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Date: 9/27/18 2:54 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jack's Mountain 9/27/18
*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2018
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 2 83 83 Bald
Eagle 4 82 82 Northern Harrier 0 6 6 Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 83 83 Cooper's
Hawk 4 35 35 Northern Goshawk 0 1 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 Broad-winged
Hawk 108 3612 3612 Red-tailed Hawk 0 49 49 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden
Eagle 0 3 3 American Kestrel 2 20 20 Merlin 0 5 5 Peregrine Falcon 2 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 4 4 Black Vulture 0 0 0 Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Total: 135 3988 3988
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 13:30:00 Total
observation time: 5.5 hours Official Counter: Jon Kauffman Observers:
Weather: Cloud cover was ~70% at the start of the count then turning to
100% 2 hours later. Wind was 3-5mph starting ESE then shifting East.
Visibility was great with the cloud cover. Small patches of fog to the
valley to the north but dissipating quickly. Raptor Observations: The
flight at start was low and to the south then moving high and at ridge top.
I suspect the birds were getting lift from the light winds to ESE then once
the thermals increased slightly the flight move to the ridge top. Once 100%
cloud began and the winds shifted to the east, the flight shutdown with
only a few individuals moving through to the south. BAEA(EST): 1010(Ad)
1045(Ad) 1128(Ad) 1225(Ad) Non-raptor Observations: Large Blue Jay flight
throughout the day. Groups averaged around 8-12 but were as large as 30
plus. Many warbler species that were not identifiable. Canada Goose 8
Chimney Swift 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 2 Pileated
Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 4 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 178 American
Crow 5 Common Raven 1 Tree Swallow 2 swallow sp. 11 Black-capped Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 Carolina Wren 2 American
Robin 2 European Starling 1 American Goldfinch 3 Eastern Towhee 1 Magnolia
Warbler 1 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Northern
Cardinal 2 Indigo Bunting 1 Monarch 16
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Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (<jvk5019...> <jvk5019...>)
Jacks Mountain information may be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home
<http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home> *

 

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Date: 9/27/18 2:38 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Sep 2018) 618 Raptors

Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 5:35:46 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Sep 2018) 618 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 42 44
BE 2 43 44
NH 1 5 5
SS 37 104 105
CH 2 8 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 6 6
BW 571 2945 2946
RT 0 13 13
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 0 30 30
ML 1 5 5
PG 1 4 4
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0
Total: 618 3207 3212

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Trudy Kyler
Observers: David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:
Chilly & windy. Count shut down due to rain showers

Raptor Observations:
BE Adult 9:24 IM. 9:27 Peregrine Adult Harrier Immature

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron 1, Canada Goose 10, DC Cormorant 15, Common Loon 1,Red breasted Nuthatch 1, Blue Jay 23, TV 4, BV 2 Monarch 49


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
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=09&rday=27 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/27/18 10:07 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 10 Banding

Another good day of banding with 25 birds handled of seven species. Ovenbird and Magnolia Warbler remain in good numbers. Over the past 9 years the average for Ovenbird is 3/season. This fall we have banded 21. Average for Magnolia Warbler is 5/season. This fall we have banded 20. New for the season was a Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Many thanks to our eight volunteers of the day.



New Banded:
Blue Jay 2
Wood Thrush 2
G. Catbird 1
Ovenbird 9
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Magnolia Warbler 6
N. Cardinal 1


Recaptures:
Ovenbird banded 9/20/18
Magnolia Warbler banded 9/24/18
N. Cardinal banded 3/29/17


Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
Avian Education Program
The Arboretum at Penn State




 

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Date: 9/26/18 12:39 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (26 Sep 2018) 48 Raptors
310 Monarchs counted

Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:35:29 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (26 Sep 2018) 48 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 40 42
BE 0 41 42
NH 0 4 4
SS 4 67 68
CH 0 6 6
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 5 5
BW 44 2374 2375
RT 0 13 13
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 0 30 30
ML 0 4 4
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0
Total: 48 2589 2594

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:15:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:

Weather:
Mostly cloudy, WSW sometimes var. wind.. Occasional light rain, with more rain approaching in mid afternoon

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 310 Praying Mantis - 1


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=09&rday=26 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/26/18 9:45 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk
We had 12 people on the Arboretum Bird walk this AM. Despite a few
raindrops and some ravenous mosquitoes, we saw a wide diversity of birds
including a late migrating hummingbird, a Copper's hawk and 4 species of
warblers, 34 species in all. Our last walk will be next Thursday October 4
at 8:00 AM.

34 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 20
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 2
Eastern Phoebe 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 29
American Crow 21
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
House Wren (Northern) 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 12
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 19
Cedar Waxwing 9
Purple Finch 8
American Goldfinch 4
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1


--
Margaret Brittingham
Professor of Wildlife Resources
Dept of Ecosystem Science and Management
814-863-8442
<mxb21...>

 

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Date: 9/26/18 8:46 am
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: Migration Morning, September 26
Greetings all,

Our sunny group of nine managed to avoid all but a few drops of rain this morning. We came across a few small migrant flocks and added six new species for the series: Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Bay-breasted Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Northern Parula, and Yellow-throated Vireo (62 species total for the five Wednesdays). Group highlights included a perched Osprey, flight of Blue Jays, and good looks at Northern Parula and Rose-breasted Grosbeak among others. As always, a big thank you to Wiscoy for Animals for their continued support of our bird walks and feeding station. And thanks to co-leaders Jon Kauffman and Joshua Potter for their bird watching expertise and lively banter.

Hope to see many of you at tonight's meeting,
best,
Doug

PS.
Shaver’s Creek will be hosting a Big Sit on October 13th, and you are welcome to join us on our boardwalk “circle”. More information will be forthcoming.

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 26, 2018 7:25 AM - 9:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
35 species

Ring-necked Duck 1 Continuing bird for this location.
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 (observed at the feeders)
Osprey 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 84
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 2
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Northern Parula 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3


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: 9/25/18 1:20 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: NFC Resources/Links
Hi everyone, during our talk tomorrow Julia and I will be mentioning some online resources for identifying nocturnal flight calls and we thought it would be easiest to distribute the links by email. You can see the little bibliography here:

https://goo.gl/E8nNcT

 

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Date: 9/25/18 1:07 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Another field trip date correction
Hello all,

Due to Archery season starting this Saturday the Game Commission has asked
that the field trip to Scotia Barrens planned for Saturday, October 6th be
moved to Sunday, October 7th.

I apologize for the confusion. Updated dates below and thank you Bob Fowles
for updating these dates on the State College Bird Club webpage.

Best,
Jon


*Warblers and Waffles: Field trip to Scotia Barrens State Game Land 176*

Please join us for a field trip to Scotia Barrens State Game Land 176 to
look for warblers and other fall migrants followed by an option gathering
at the waffle shop to share highlights of the morning while enjoying
waffles. No registration is required and all member and non-member bird
club participants welcome.

*Sunday, September 30, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30am*

Field Trip Leader: Julia Plummer

*Sunday, October 7, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30am*

Field Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman

*Directions:*

For both field walks, meet at 7:30am in the large gravel parking lot about
1.8 miles down Scotia Range Road from where you enter Scotia Barrens at
Scotia Range Road. Directions to Scotia Barrens
<https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5RQ_YRU0awccHYyc1Z4Wm94Um8/view?usp=sharing>

**Please note: If you are coming from the Gatesburg Road side, the gate by
the shooting range may be closed.

 

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Date: 9/24/18 11:06 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 9

A cool, overcast morning made for a good banding day, A total of 32 birds handled of 10 species. New for the season was a Purple Finch.
We also welcomed a group from Foxdale Village Retirement Community. Many extra thanks to our three volunteers who stayed late to handle a late rush of birds. Next banding is Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Air Quality site.



New Banded:
Least Flycatcher 1
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 1
G. Catbird 11
Ovenbird 2
Black & White Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 9
Am. Redstart 2
N. Cardinal 1
Purple Finch 1


Recaptures:
E. Towhee banded 9/20/18


Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge

Avian Education Program
The Arboretum at Penn State


 

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Date: 9/24/18 10:27 am
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: FW: FOUNDATION AWARDED STATE GRANT TO LAUNCH ACCESSIBLE WILDLIFE CENTER
This should be of interest to the birders 😊

Jen Lee

From: Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation <news...>
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 12:42 PM
To: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: FOUNDATION AWARDED STATE GRANT TO LAUNCH ACCESSIBLE WILDLIFE CENTER

$250,000 Grant Kicks Off Next Stage
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Date: 9/24/18 6:18 am
From: David Facey <dcf2005...>
Subject: Re: WTSP
I have a hummer at my feeder today, as well as yesterday, so I'd like to think we're transitioning into autumn. Not to mention I haven't made my first batch of suet cakes yet. That's my unofficial start of the autumn season.



-----Original Message-----
From: State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] On Behalf Of Margaret Brittingham
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 9:01 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: WTSP

My first WTSP of season. Summer is over!

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Date: 9/23/18 5:13 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Scotia Field Trip date correction
Hello all,

Please note the date correction for the Scotia Barrens Field Trips. The
first walk will be on Sunday, September 30th NOT the 29th.

Best,
Jon


*Warblers and Waffles: Field trip to Scotia Barrens State Game Land 176*

Please join us for a field trip to Scotia Barrens State Game Land 176 to
look for warblers and other fall migrants followed by an option gathering
at the waffle shop to share highlights of the morning while enjoying
waffles. No registration is required and all member and non-member bird
club participants welcome.

*Sunday, September 30, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30am*

Field Trip Leader: Julia Plummer

*Saturday, October 6, 2018, 7:30 – 9:30am*

Field Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman

*Directions:*

For both field walks, meet at 7:30am in the large gravel parking lot about
1.8 miles down Scotia Range Road from where you enter Scotia Barrens at
Scotia Range Road. Directions to Scotia Barrens
<https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5RQ_YRU0awccHYyc1Z4Wm94Um8/view?usp=sharing>

**Please note: If you are coming from the Gatesburg Road side, the gate by
the shooting range may be closed.

 

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Date: 9/23/18 3:47 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors

Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2018 6:43:13 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Sep 2018) 7 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2018
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 40 42
BE 0 41 42
NH 0 4 4
SS 2 63 64
CH 0 6 6
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 5 5
BW 3 2330 2331
RT 1 13 13
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 0 30 30
ML 0 4 4
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0
Total: 7 2541 2546

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers:


Visitors:
Jon. Yoder, 7

Weather:
Heavy cloud cover, light SE wind going to mostly calm.

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=09&rday=23 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2018&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/23/18 11:06 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Sep 23, 2018
The water at Bullit Run has been lowered about 3-4 ft since 9/21.

Bird activity slow, but did briefly see one migrating Worm-eating Warbler at Bullit Run bridge.

Bob Snyder



Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Sep 23, 2018
11:55 AM
Traveling
0.18 miles
40 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Flood water at Bullit Run has dropped about 3 ft since 9/21/18
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.7.4 Build 36

1 Mourning Dove
2 Bald Eagle -- 2 first year birds
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
3 Gray Catbird
4 American Goldfinch
1 Worm-eating Warbler -- Bird had posture like a nuthatch with black and tan stripes on the head and a yellowisj breast

Number of Taxa: 14


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Date: 9/23/18 6:01 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: WTSP
My first WTSP of season. Summer is over!

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/22/18 4:03 pm
From: JENNIFER ALAINE LEE <jal21...>
Subject: eBird -- Jo Hayes Vista -- Sep 22, 2018
Fun time at Jo Hays counting 642 broadwings today!! Thanks for the help from Ann, Debra and 2 other birders whose names escape me. I'm guessing Stone Mt had a good day too on this wind direction  (my original destination) but a quick stop here was immediately good so I stayed for 7 hrs.
Jo Hayes VistaSep 22, 20189:37 AMStationary420 minutesAll birds reported? YesComments:Several other birders present for part of the day to help count the Broadwings. Also 21 Monarch Butterfly
7 Canada Goose 1 Mourning Dove 24 Chimney Swift 3 Black Vulture 8 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 6 Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 Cooper's Hawk 9 Bald Eagle -- 7 adults . 2 immature642 Broad-winged Hawk -- Peak of Broad-winged migration. 5-8mph NW winds most of the day. Perfect for Jo Hays Vista. Largest kettle was 157 at 12:45pm. Other kettles of 108 (2:26pm), 61, 37, 35, 24.10 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 8 American Kestrel 37 Blue Jay 1 American Crow 2 Common Raven 25 swallow sp. -- Swirling high over ridge for 30some minutes around 2:301 Carolina Wren 1 Gray Catbird 5 American Goldfinch 1 Eastern Towhee 1 Northern Cardinal
Number of Taxa: 23

from Jen
 

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Date: 9/22/18 12:56 pm
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 8 Banding

Today's half way point of banding this season had good numbers with 29 birds handled of ten species at the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens of The Arboretum at Penn State. New species for the season included Song Sparrow and Mourning Dove. Seven visitors enjoyed the time along with our six volunteers.
Next banding is Monday, Sept. 24 at the Air Quality Site.



New Banded:
Mourning Dove 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Gray Catbird 10
Magnolia Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 1
Am. Goldfinch 7
House Finch 1
House Sparrow 1


Recaptures:
N. Cardinal banded 9/20/18
N.Cardinal # 2 banded 9/8/18

White-breasted Nuthatch banded 9/19/18



Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
Avian Education Program
The Arboretum at Penn State




 

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