SCBIRDCL
Received From Subject
4/30/17 10:18 am Nancy Butkovich <njbutkovich...> Julian wetlands 4/30
4/30/17 10:02 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Eastern Towhee portrait
4/29/17 9:06 pm Joshua Potter <jep189...> FOY PGM birds
4/29/17 6:28 pm LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...> New migrants & Streange Plumage
4/29/17 1:49 pm Mat Brener <mib5292...> Bird Cup
4/29/17 1:43 pm Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...> Willet etc
4/29/17 12:26 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Hummer in Howard
4/29/17 12:22 pm Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Fwd: FOY White-crowned Sparrow
4/29/17 11:58 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> FOY White-crowned Sparrow
4/29/17 8:55 am Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...> lost checklist?
4/29/17 6:28 am Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...> FOY Indigo Bunting
4/29/17 4:40 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> RBNU
4/29/17 3:50 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Field Trip Sunday, April 30
4/28/17 4:27 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Tussey Mt, Friday
4/28/17 10:53 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Detweiler Run field trip. June 3
4/28/17 10:25 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> New field annoucment
4/28/17 9:53 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Orange-crowned Warbler - McAlevys Fort Huntingdon County
4/27/17 6:07 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> picture of OS with fish
4/27/17 1:33 pm Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 10
4/27/17 1:12 pm Crystal McNeal <crystalemcneal...> Red-headed woodpeckers
4/27/17 7:54 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk
4/26/17 9:39 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> April 26th Migration Morning bird walk at Shaver's Creek and Birding Cup update.
4/26/17 5:16 am John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...> Golden-winged warbler 4-26-17
4/24/17 1:24 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Field Trip Reminder Sunday, April 30
4/24/17 1:10 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Re: 2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic results
4/24/17 10:35 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 9
4/24/17 8:03 am Jen Lee <jal21...> Shaver's Creek Birding Cup donations?
4/24/17 5:01 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> 2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic results
4/23/17 5:40 pm Crystal McNeal <crystalemcneal...> Red-headed Woodpecker
4/23/17 5:31 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Curious Chickadee
4/23/17 4:48 pm Ron Crandall <rmc...> Western Tanager photos
4/23/17 8:40 am Jean Aron <000000ab966af9e4-dmarc-request...> Eastern phoebe
4/23/17 6:56 am Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...> Henslow's back
4/22/17 5:04 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: [PABIRDS] Western Tanager at Penn State
4/22/17 4:38 pm blbacon <blbacon...> Re: [PABIRDS] Western Tanager at Penn State
4/22/17 9:54 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Action at Old Rt 150
4/22/17 9:47 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Fwd: eBird Report - BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996, Apr 22, 2017
4/21/17 4:41 pm LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...> Tagged TV
4/21/17 3:39 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Tussey Mountain (21 Apr 2017) 104 Raptors
4/21/17 3:27 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 21, 2017
4/21/17 9:42 am Joshua Potter <jep189...> FOY Black-throated Green in PGM
4/21/17 9:09 am LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...> Re: Rose breasted grosbeak
4/21/17 8:27 am Ron Crandall <rmc...> Flickers in Action
4/21/17 7:53 am Roana Fuller <roanafuller1956...> Rose breasted grosbeak
4/21/17 5:35 am Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...> 3 herons
4/21/17 4:00 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum bird walk
4/21/17 3:30 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 4:39 pm Alyssia Church <alyssia.church...> Reminder: April 26th State College Bird Club Meeting
4/20/17 11:45 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 8
4/20/17 11:28 am Joe Verica <joeverica...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 11:05 am Joe Verica <joeverica...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 7:30 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> April 19th Migration Morning bird walk at Shaver's Creek; and Birding Cup update
4/20/17 7:27 am Andy Keister <akeister110...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 7:12 am Dnadeb <dsg4...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 6:49 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 6:43 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 6:32 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Re: tanager at old main
4/20/17 6:29 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> tanager at old main
4/18/17 4:37 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Bullit Run
4/18/17 4:29 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 18, 2017
4/18/17 10:20 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Day 7 Banding
4/18/17 9:07 am Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
4/18/17 6:52 am NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...> FOY Black and White Warbler
4/18/17 5:42 am Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...> Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
4/18/17 5:38 am Tom Pluto <mapturtles...> House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
4/18/17 3:50 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussy Mtn, 4/15 - 4/17
4/17/17 6:08 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Egrets on the wing
4/17/17 4:52 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Great Egrets at Bullit Run
4/17/17 4:38 am Susan Braun <braun3112...> Great egrets
4/16/17 5:23 pm LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...> Out of area ID help
4/16/17 9:54 am Michael P. Johnson <mpj...> FOY
4/15/17 10:24 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Rhoneymeade walk
4/15/17 10:13 am Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...> Re: FOY. Purple Finches in Howard
4/15/17 9:22 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Apr 15, 2017
4/15/17 8:32 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Some birds from Bullit Run this morning
4/15/17 8:32 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 15, 2017
4/15/17 5:26 am Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...> Re: FOY. Purple Finches in Howard
4/15/17 5:10 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> FOY. Purple Finches in Howard
4/15/17 4:33 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (14 Apr 2017) 59 Raptors
4/14/17 1:08 pm Susan Braun <braun3112...> Re: Invitation to 2nd Penn State Altoona/JVAS Birding Classic Apr 22/23
4/14/17 11:34 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 6
4/14/17 4:01 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (13 Apr 2017) 47 Raptors
4/14/17 3:31 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Juneberry flowers
4/13/17 1:18 pm Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum bird walk
4/13/17 9:51 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Bnding Day 5
4/13/17 7:01 am Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] from Ornithological Tech Committee--goshawk sightings sought!
4/13/17 5:42 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (12 Apr 2017) 27 Raptors
4/13/17 5:32 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (11 Apr 2017) 41 Raptors
4/12/17 5:55 pm Alissa Pendorf <ajp2487...> Re: SCBIRDCL Digest - 11 Apr 2017 (#2017-113)
4/12/17 12:49 pm Robert Snyder <rhs2...> Re: Merlin - Julian Wetlands
4/12/17 12:44 pm Joseph Verica <joeverica...> Merlin - Julian Wetlands
4/12/17 10:01 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Toftrees Birds
4/12/17 7:56 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> April 12th Migration Morning bird walk at Shaver's Creek; and Birding Cup news.
4/11/17 12:02 pm Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Day 4 Bird Banding
4/11/17 9:47 am Cindy Alley <alleycomm...> My walk
4/11/17 8:57 am Cindy Alley <alleycomm...> Thank you!
4/11/17 8:39 am Robert Snyder <rhs2...> Re: Bird call?
4/11/17 8:29 am Debra Grim <dsgrim02...> Re: Bird call?
4/11/17 8:22 am Cindy Alley <alleycomm...> Bird call?
4/11/17 5:53 am Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Sightings Needed PA Farmland Raptor Project
4/11/17 5:23 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Field Trip reminder 4/15
4/11/17 3:50 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (10 Apr 2017) 111 Raptors
4/10/17 9:10 pm JENNIFER ALAINE LEE <jal21...> Scotia highlights Apr 10, 2017 - 7:35 PM
4/10/17 4:18 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (09 Apr 2017) 46 Raptors
4/10/17 4:00 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (08 Apr 2017) 9 Raptors
4/9/17 2:58 pm Nancy Butkovich <njbutkovich...> 4/9 - BESP, Julian wetlands
4/9/17 11:53 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996 -- Apr 9, 2017
4/9/17 11:42 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 9, 2017
4/9/17 5:42 am Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> picture example of golden eagle heading north
4/8/17 6:16 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Golden-crowned Kinglet images from Bald Eagle State Park: 4/2/17
4/8/17 12:49 pm Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 3
4/8/17 6:28 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Re: Red Crossbills
4/8/17 6:15 am Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Red Crossbills
4/7/17 3:29 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Tussey Mt, Friday
4/6/17 10:13 am Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] 2017 heron survey - help wanted
4/6/17 7:03 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Chipping Sparrow
4/6/17 3:48 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (05 Apr 2017) 57 Raptors
4/6/17 2:44 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Cancelled
4/5/17 7:13 pm Karen Kottlowski <kkottlowski...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 6:25 pm Joseph Verica <joeverica...> Vesper Sparrows singing along Williams Rd
4/5/17 3:49 pm GRACE S WIDMANN <gsw1...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 12:49 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 12:24 pm Bob Fowles <rbf...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 11:41 am Jen Lee <jal21...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - NOT YET
4/5/17 11:14 am Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 10:49 am Jen Lee <jal21...> Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 10:06 am Shari Edelson <ske13...> Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
4/5/17 9:43 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> April 5th Migration Morning
4/5/17 3:58 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (04 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
4/4/17 10:17 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Day 2 Banding
4/4/17 8:35 am Jen Lee <jal21...> spotting scope info for Meopta?
4/4/17 4:44 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (03 Apr 2017) 136 Raptors
4/3/17 4:47 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Kestrels in Stone Valley (Hunt Co.)
4/2/17 7:29 pm Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 51 Raptors
4/2/17 4:08 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors
4/2/17 12:32 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Golden-crowned Kinglets Hunters Cut, BESP
4/2/17 7:17 am Joe Verica <joeverica...> Eu Wigeon at Colyer
4/2/17 4:44 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (01 Apr 2017) 31 Raptors
3/31/17 1:36 pm Randy <rpoulsen47...> FOY Towhee
3/31/17 12:15 pm NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...> FOY
3/31/17 11:39 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Goshawk Training Workshop Saturday April 8- Penn State - UP - Volunteers needed
3/31/17 10:49 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Bridget Stutchbury presentation 5:00 pm April 5th 112 FRB
3/31/17 10:40 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walks
3/31/17 6:35 am Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Tussey Mt update
3/31/17 5:44 am Lewis Grove <zugunlew...> Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors
3/31/17 3:27 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Tuesday Banding
3/31/17 3:19 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Cancelled
 
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Date: 4/30/17 10:18 am
From: Nancy Butkovich <njbutkovich...>
Subject: Julian wetlands 4/30
Stopped at Julian this morning. Highlights included a Green Heron, a pair of Eastern Kingbirds, and a Sora.

Didn't hear the Virginia Rail, though.

 

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Date: 4/30/17 10:02 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Eastern Towhee portrait
They're everywhere, I know. But sometimes hard to find. Last Saturday,
this Eastern Towhee was singing in a tree, along the game swath that
parallels old Rt 150, going to Bullit Run.

In other news from the Boro.......

A single engine airplane was seen towing a sign this afternoon; it that
circled Howard Boro for over 30 minutes proclaiming:

*"REP THOMPSON DON'T TAKE HEALTH CARE FROM 24 MIL PEOPLE"*

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder


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

 

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Date: 4/29/17 9:06 pm
From: Joshua Potter <jep189...>
Subject: FOY PGM birds
FOY Common Yellowthroat and American Redstart singing in the back yard this morning on W Chestnut St. in Pine Grove Mills. We have also had a Baltimore Oriole hanging around since Thursday, and the House Wrens are busy bringing materials back to one of the nest boxes.

Happy birding,

~Joshua

 

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Date: 4/29/17 6:28 pm
From: LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...>
Subject: New migrants & Streange Plumage
The last yesterday saw an increase in Baltimore Orioles and the FoY Orchard Oriole for us here along sinking creek in Penns Valley. This morning brought a Blue Winged Teal but with some "racing" strips on the back of the head; pic attached. Not standard plumage for sure. Anyone seen anything like this?
larry
 

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Date: 4/29/17 1:49 pm
From: Mat Brener <mib5292...>
Subject: Bird Cup
Hello,

I don't post to this list often, but I am interested in participating in this year's Shaver's Creek Bird Cup and wondered if there are any team openings? This may be my last year in the area, and taking part in this event has been on my "State College bucket list" for some time. I am a mid-level amateur birder and can identify many birds, including raptors, by sight (although not many by sound). If needed, I can drive my own vehicle if your group's carpooling is full.

Being able to join a team would mean the world to me -- please be in touch if you would like to add an extra pair of eyes and ears to yours!

Mat Brener
 

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Date: 4/29/17 1:43 pm
From: Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Willet etc
Sayers dam beach now. 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 4/29/17 12:26 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Hummer in Howard
I heard the squeaky twittering call of a hummingbird. My neighbor across the street has her nectar feeders out, so there must be 1 or more back in town. The sugar water is going out today.

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/29/17 12:22 pm
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Fwd: FOY White-crowned Sparrow

Now there are two.





-----Original Message-----
From: bluebird6771 <bluebird6771...>
To: scbirdcl <scbirdcl...>
Sent: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Subject: FOY White-crowned Sparrow


First of the year White-crowned Sparrow just now at the feeders here on Ridge Ave. State College.

Nick Kerlin



 

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Date: 4/29/17 11:58 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: FOY White-crowned Sparrow
First of the year White-crowned Sparrow just now at the feeders here on Ridge Ave. State College.

Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 4/29/17 8:55 am
From: Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: lost checklist?
I found a Pennsylvania Birds checklist with data that was dropped, apparently early this morning, on the marshy trail between Bullit Run and the turn left on road to Upper Greens.

 

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Date: 4/29/17 6:28 am
From: Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...>
Subject: FOY Indigo Bunting
A gorgeous Indigo Bunting visited our front yard feeder station this morning in Toftrees. Beautiful blue on an otherwise gray day!

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/29/17 4:40 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: RBNU
Yesterday afternoon saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the seed feeder. The same one that stayed over winter? Or one just passing thru?
Don't know. Will be watching to see it stays into May.
Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/29/17 3:50 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Field Trip Sunday, April 30
A small chance of rain, but otherwise birds and boats will still take place
this Sunday. Again, please let me know if you plan to attend.

Thank you and I hope to see you in the field!

Jon

A reminder of the upcoming field for this Sunday, April 30 from 9am -
11:30am. I will be leading a leisurely 4-mile float from the Petersburg
Fire Station to the Hydro Dan and back.




*This stretch is slow moving and will allow observers to enjoy the scenery
while identifying nearby flora and fauna. Some kayaking/canoeing skills
recommended and participants must provide their own life jacket and
flotation vessel. If one is needed, please contact Rothrock Outfitters in
Huntingdon (www.rothrockoutfitters.com <http://www.rothrockoutfitters.com>)
or Tussey Mountain Outfitters in Bellefonte (tusseymountainoutfitters.com
<http://tusseymountainoutfitters.com>).This trip is dependent on weather
and will be cancelled due to heavy rain and strong winds. Please meet at
9am at the Petersburg Fire Station Boat Launch in Petersburg, Pa and please
let me know if you are planning to attend or have any questions.*

 

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Date: 4/28/17 4:27 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Tussey Mt, Friday
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 28, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 5 21
Turkey Vulture 0 58 323
Osprey 9 129 132
Bald Eagle 1 30 51
Northern Harrier 0 27 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 121 175
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 21
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 7 38
Broad-winged Hawk 9 592 592
Red-tailed Hawk 2 155 291
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 17 188
American Kestrel 0 29 53
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 8
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 10

Total: 33 1200 1951
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind W/SW 4-6 mph, sky mostly clear, temp 12-21C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 852 Ad
GE: 945 Juv

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-1, Double-crested Cormorant-3, Blue Jay-65, Barn Swallow-8,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1, Ovenbird-2, Yellow-rumped Warbler-1, Prairie
Warbler-1, Black-throated Green Warbler-3

 

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Date: 4/28/17 10:53 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Detweiler Run field trip. June 3
Deb and I will lead a field trip in the Detweiler Run Natural Area in Rothrock SF on June 3 (Saturday) for breeding birds in Detweiler valley.

Details to follow.

Greg

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


 

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Date: 4/28/17 10:25 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: New field annoucment
Hello all,

I am please to announce an additional field trip this spring. Take note
that this walk will take place on Wednesday, May 17th with a raindate of
Wednesday, May 24th. Please let myself or Nick Bolgiano know of any
questions you have in regards to the field trip.

Best,
Jon



Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (7:30am - 9:30am)
Search for Cerulan Warblers on the Lower Trail, Blair County

Field Trip Leader: Nick Bolgiano

Please join Nick Bolgiano for a leisurely walk along a stretch of the Lower
Trail in Blair County. The goal of this trip is to find Cerulean Warblers,
in the core of their Lower Trail habitat. See keystonefund.org/success-story
/a-perfect-habitat/ for more information of Nick Bolgiano's search for
Ceruleans Warblers.

This stretch of the Lower Trail is also great for Acadian Flycatcher,
Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Wood Thrush, Louisiana Waterthrush,
Yellow-throated Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Baltimore Oriole.

Please meet at the Mt. Etna trailhead parking lot at 7:30am (
www.rttcpa.org/index.shtml). Travel West on Route 22 from the intersection
of Route 453 at Water Street. Turn Left on Fox Run Rd at 3.3 mi (just after
the westbound turns to 2 lanes, making this easier if traffic) or Left on
Etna Furnace Rd at 4.6 mile. Continue Right near the river to reach the Mt.
Etna trailhead parking lot. There is a modern outhouse available.

From the Mt. Etna trailhead parking lot the group will walk South along the
Lower Trail for 1-2 miles out and back.

 

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Date: 4/28/17 9:53 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler - McAlevys Fort Huntingdon County
This morning I had the pleasure of watching an Orange-crowned Warbler on
the property of Plowshare Produce in McAlevys Fort. (
www.plowshareproduce.com).

This will be the third spring that I will be conducting weekly walks on
their property for April and May. Highlights usually include singing
Chipping, Field, Song, Savannah, Grasshopper, and the occasional Vesper
Sparrows in or near the fields. They do have a small woodlot that hosts
Ovenbirds, Eastern Screech Owls, and Common Yellowthroats. This area is
where the Orange-crowned was located.

Best,
Jon



Plowshare Produce, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 28, 2017 7:10 AM - 8:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
47 species

Wood Duck 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 20
American Crow 6
Common Raven 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 7
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 2
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 13
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 1
Purple Finch 1
House Sparrow 2

 

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Date: 4/27/17 6:07 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: picture of OS with fish
Three of today's 83 osprey were carrying fish - here is a picture of a
rather large fish.

Also, a picture of the goshawk, showing broad wings and large head.

 

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Date: 4/27/17 1:33 pm
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 10
A good day at banding with four new species for the season (Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Nashville Warbler and Black & White Warbler) and 23 total birds handled. White-throated Sparrows made their first big "push" for the spring. A recaptured Am.Robin (originally banded as an after-hatch-year bird) joined the "elders club" with an age of six or more years.
Many thanks to our hard working eight volunteers of the day.
Next banding is Monday, May 1 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Am. Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Black & White Warbler 1
E. Towhee 2
White-throated Sparrow 12
Am. Goldfinch 1

Recaptures:
Am. Robin banded 4/9/2012

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


 

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Date: 4/27/17 1:12 pm
From: Crystal McNeal <crystalemcneal...>
Subject: Red-headed woodpeckers
The red-headed woodpecker that I reported last weekend remains at my house
for the 6th day today. Today I spotted a second adult as well, both
primarily on a snag behind my house. They are both using my suet feeders
today!

 

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Date: 4/27/17 7:54 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk
Ten people attended this morning's Arboretum bird walk. Spring is here and
highlights on the walk included common yellowthroat (FOY for me),
chestnut-sided warbler (FOY), and yellow warbler which was singing from the
far end of the upper field. Cardinals and robins were nest building and we
found a red-tailed hawk nest in a large pine on the edge of Hartley Woods.
We had 45+ cedar waxwings drinking in the small mud hole along the path
where they seem to gather every year. Complete list is below. Next walk
will be Thursday May 4 at Arboretum. Walk on May 11 will be at Scotia.

Red-tailed Hawk 3 Nest on edge of field in big Hollow in tall white
pine
Mourning Dove 15
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 45
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 25

 

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Date: 4/26/17 9:39 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: April 26th Migration Morning bird walk at Shaver's Creek and Birding Cup update.
Greetings all,

Another gray, misty start to the day — perfect spring weather for central PA. Twenty-seven of us enjoyed the Common Loons on Lake Perez, then split into two groups and walked in opposite directions; Jon and Joshua to the spillway and the other group to the boardwalk. New species this week included Spotted Sandpiper, Brown Thrasher, Palm Warbler and Ovenbird (combined list of species is below). We’ll meet again on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 am at the Stone Valley main office side of Lake Perez, and thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their many years of support for this program.

Birding Cup teams continue to register and we are now up to 11 entries with the addition of Team IGOR, Teatime Towhees, and the Juanita Juncos. To add your team to the list, see http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/birding-cup-team-registration/ <http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/birding-cup-team-registration/> This year’s shirt design is attached and all funds raised during the Birding Cup will go towards bird friendly glass in our visitor center.

best wishes,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center—Boardwalk (group 1) and Spillway (group 2); combined list
Apr 26, 2017 7:20 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
44 species

Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 1
Common Loon 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Mourning Dove 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 6
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 9
Barn Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 4
Pine Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Ovenbird 1
Chipping Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 9
Common Grackle 18
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36282322 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36282322>

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa <http://ebird.org/pa>)
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: 4/26/17 5:16 am
From: John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Golden-winged warbler 4-26-17
Good morning,

I had a beautiful Golden-winged warbler singing for me at Bullit run today. Attached a picture of the bird.

I also had 2 Blue-winged warblers and wood thrush calling.

Happy birding 🐦

John Carter


 

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Date: 4/24/17 1:24 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Field Trip Reminder Sunday, April 30
A reminder of the upcoming field for this Sunday, April 30 from 9am -
11:30am. I will be leading a leisurely 4-mile float from the Petersburg
Fire Station to the Hydro Dan and back.





*This stretch is slow moving and will allow observers to enjoy the scenery
while identifying nearby flora and fauna. Some kayaking/canoeing skills
recommended and participants must provide their own life jacket and
flotation vessel. If one is needed, please contact Rothrock Outfitters in
Huntingdon (www.rothrockoutfitters.com <http://www.rothrockoutfitters.com>)
or Tussey Mountain Outfitters in Bellefonte (tusseymountainoutfitters.com
<http://tusseymountainoutfitters.com>).This trip is dependent on weather
and will be cancelled due to heavy rain and strong winds. Please meet at
9am at the Petersburg Fire Station Boat Launch in Petersburg, Pa and please
let me know if you are planning to attend or have any questions.*

*Thank you and I hope to see you this Sunday,*

*Jon*



*Below is a list of species that was seen during the 2015 Birding Cup and
can be expected for Sunday's Trip.*


Juniata River - Petersburg, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
May 1, 2015 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Comments: Birding Cup 2015.
68 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 2
Common Merganser 4
Ruffed Grouse 1
Wild Turkey 2
Double-crested Cormorant 6
American Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Great Horned Owl 1
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 5
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Tree Swallow 15
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 13
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Golden-winged Warbler 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 8
Eastern Towhee 6
Northern Cardinal 9
Red-winged Blackbird 21
Common Grackle 31
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 5
American Goldfinch 6

 

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Date: 4/24/17 1:10 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Re: 2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic results
Hello all,

Unless your competing in my category, The Birding Cup takes place on Friday
May 5th through Saturday May 6th, not May 6-7th.

I apologize about that.

Jon

Jon Kauffman
Raptor Center Assistant Director
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center| Penn State University
3400 Discovery Road| Petersburg, Pa 16669
814-865-4115








On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM, Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> wrote:

> This weekend Noel Bond, Ben Steines, Doug Wentzel, and I participated in
> the 2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic. This event helps support the
> Juniata Valley Audubon Society and the Penn State Altoona Environmental
> Studies program and is great way to gather a snap shot of some of the
> spring migrants that are starting to arrive as well as spend time with
> fellow birdwatchers.
>
> Our team tallied a total of 103 species while staying in the boundary of
> Huntingdon County. Species such as Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager,
> Blackburnian Warbler, Wood Thrush, and Ovenbird (heard after the event)
> were observed only once throughout the 24 hour period. They will soon be
> here in larger numbers in the upcoming week.
>
> I will be excited to see how this checklist will change with the upcoming
> Shaver's Creek Birding Cup on May 6-7th.
>
> Good Birding,
> Jon
>
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Mallard
> Ring-necked Duck
> Bufflehead
> Hooded Merganser
> Common Merganser
> Ruffed Grouse
> Wild Turkey
> Common Loon
> Double-crested Cormorant
> American Bittern
> Great Blue Heron
> Great Egret
> Green Heron
> Black Vulture
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> Cooper's Hawk
> Bald Eagle
> Broad-winged Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> American Coot
> Killdeer
> Spotted Sandpiper
> Solitary Sandpiper
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
> Mourning Dove
> Eastern Screech-Owl
> Great Horned Owl
> Barred Owl
> Eastern Whip-poor-will
> Chimney Swift
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> American Kestrel
> Eastern Phoebe
> Blue-headed Vireo
> Warbling Vireo
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Fish Crow
> Common Raven
> Horned Lark
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> Purple Martin
> Tree Swallow
> Barn Swallow
> Cliff Swallow
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> Red-breasted Nuthatch
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> House Wren
> Carolina Wren
> Marsh Wren
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Eastern Bluebird
> Wood Thrush
> American Robin
> Brown Thrasher
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> American Pipit
> Worm-eating Warbler
> Louisiana Waterthrush
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Northern Parula
> Blackburnian Warbler
> Yellow Warbler
> Pine Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Yellow-throated Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Grasshopper Sparrow
> Chipping Sparrow
> Field Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> White-crowned Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> Savannah Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> Swamp Sparrow
> Eastern Towhee
> Scarlet Tanager
> Northern Cardinal
> Red-winged Blackbird
> Eastern Meadowlark
> Common Grackle
> Brown-headed Cowbird
> Baltimore Oriole
> House Finch
> Purple Finch
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
>
>
>
> Jon Kauffman
> Raptor Center Assistant Director
> Shaver's Creek Environmental Center| Penn State University
> 3400 Discovery Road| Petersburg, Pa 16669
> 814-865-4115 <%28814%29%20865-4115>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/24/17 10:35 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 9
Our second slowest banding day of the spring season with only 8 birds of 6 species handled.One new species for the season - Downy Woodpecker. We also had a recapture of a female Northern Cardinal banded as an adult bird in 2013.
A great visit by the KD class of the Bennett Family Center of PSU. These kids know 23 species of birds already! Congrats to Alisa Pendorf of The Arboretum at Penn State Children's Garden on this.
Thanks to our four volunteers of the day.
Next banding day is Thursday, April 27 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Am. Goldfinch 2

Recaptures:
Hermit Thrush banded 4/20/2016
N. Cardinal banded 10/15/2013

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

 

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Date: 4/24/17 8:03 am
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: Shaver's Creek Birding Cup donations?
If anyone is looking for a team to support to make a donation to Shaver's Creek and the Birding Cup, the " Sanibel Sandpeckers " are together again for only the 2nd time and we hope to beat our 86 species from 2014. Two Lewistown folks (Nora & Kathy) & two Bellefonte folks (Lynn & Mary) who all don't get out birding much but I'm dragging them along for the fun and myself will hit the hot spots and see how we can do. We would gladly accept your dimes & dollars to benefit Shaver's Creek !

If anyone can slow down the leaf out it would help us greatly !!

Donation page: http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/pledges-and-donations/


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

 

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Date: 4/24/17 5:01 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: 2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic results
This weekend Noel Bond, Ben Steines, Doug Wentzel, and I participated in
the 2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic. This event helps support the
Juniata Valley Audubon Society and the Penn State Altoona Environmental
Studies program and is great way to gather a snap shot of some of the
spring migrants that are starting to arrive as well as spend time with
fellow birdwatchers.

Our team tallied a total of 103 species while staying in the boundary of
Huntingdon County. Species such as Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager,
Blackburnian Warbler, Wood Thrush, and Ovenbird (heard after the event)
were observed only once throughout the 24 hour period. They will soon be
here in larger numbers in the upcoming week.

I will be excited to see how this checklist will change with the upcoming
Shaver's Creek Birding Cup on May 6-7th.

Good Birding,
Jon

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Pipit
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow



Jon Kauffman
Raptor Center Assistant Director
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center| Penn State University
3400 Discovery Road| Petersburg, Pa 16669
814-865-4115 <%28814%29%20865-4115>

 

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Date: 4/23/17 5:40 pm
From: Crystal McNeal <crystalemcneal...>
Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker
I'm beyond thrilled to have a red-headed woodpecker hanging around in my
yard in Huntingdon. Today was it's fourth day here. I snapped this picture
with my phone, looking through my binoculars!

 

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Date: 4/23/17 5:31 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Curious Chickadee
While photographing flowers this evening, this BCCH dropped down to the birdbath, just 4ft away. Stayed long enough for this photo!

Bob Snyder





Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/23/17 4:48 pm
From: Ron Crandall <rmc...>
Subject: Western Tanager photos
I watched and photographed the Western Tanager in the elms just east
of Old Main this morning between 9 and 9:30. Thanks to Joe Gyekis for
originally reporting it, and to Scott Lewis for help in locating it
this morning.

I posted two of the photos I took on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/robberfly12/34098737011
https://www.flickr.com/photos/robberfly12/33387706764

Ron
 

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Date: 4/23/17 8:40 am
From: Jean Aron <000000ab966af9e4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Eastern phoebe
New yardbird for me this year......a phoebe is building a nest on narrow ledge under our back porch. About 12 ft. off the ground. I've been seeing this "tail bobber" around here for a week or more, both from my back windows and while outdoors.  I hope she makes it OK. 

I counted 28 species in my yard, sofar this year.

Jean Aron
Boalsburg. 
 

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Date: 4/23/17 6:56 am
From: Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Henslow's back
A couple HESP at German Settlement grasslands yesterday, along with a few Grasshopper and Savannah sparrows. American Bittern at the Sayer's Dam cattail marsh yesterday evening; Great Egret briefly at Bullit Run yesterday before 7 AM.

 

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Date: 4/22/17 5:04 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Western Tanager at Penn State
I was able to see the bird as soon as I walked on old main lawn this
afternoon. this would have been a little before 6pm.


On 4/22/2017 7:38 PM, blbacon wrote:
> Did anyone see the western tanager today?
>
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
> Date: 4/22/17 8:11 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Western Tanager at Penn State
>
> I will be part of that mob
>
> we are going to park on Allen St and then walk up Old Main to look for
> the bird to/from the stadium.
>
> If anyone has any updates, please let us know. I will try to do the same.
>
> chad.
>
>
> On 4/22/2017 8:05 AM, Deborah Grove wrote:
> > If you are heading to Penn State today to look for the Western
> Tanager, be warned!
> > It is the spring Blue-White Football game and there could possibly
> be 50,000 to 100,000 people converging on campus. I have no idea.
> > It is possible that the best thing to do is find a parking garage
> downtown to park in. There is also metered parking on the streets.
> Traffic coming in from I80, 322, I99 etc is could be heavy.
> >
> > Good luck
> > Deb
> >
>
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Date: 4/22/17 4:38 pm
From: blbacon <blbacon...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Western Tanager at Penn State
Did anyone see the western tanager today?


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Date: 4/22/17 8:11 AM (GMT-05:00) To: <SCBIRDCL...> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Western Tanager at Penn State
I will be part of that mob

we are going to park on Allen St and then walk up Old Main to look for
the bird to/from the stadium.

If anyone has any updates, please let us know.  I will try to do the same.

chad.


On 4/22/2017 8:05 AM, Deborah Grove wrote:
> If you are heading to Penn State today to look for the Western Tanager, be warned!
> It is the spring Blue-White Football game and there could possibly be 50,000 to 100,000 people converging on campus. I have no idea.
> It is possible that the best thing to do is find a parking garage downtown to park in. There is also metered parking on the streets. Traffic coming in from I80, 322, I99 etc is could be heavy.
>
> Good luck
> Deb
>

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Date: 4/22/17 9:54 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Action at Old Rt 150
3 whitetail deer were startled in the trees, just as I was approaching on the old Rt 150. I stopped and readied the camera as two bolted across the road. The third stayed in the woods.

Bb Snyder





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Date: 4/22/17 9:47 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996, Apr 22, 2017
Hello All, Birded Old Rt 150 from Bullit Run to the Gate at Upper Green's Run access road. First walked the grass game swaths along the road, then returned to car on old Rt 150. Flight call of a single Rough-winged Swallow was heard overhead.

Good Birding,
Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: April 22, 2017 at 12:42:54 PM EDT
> To: <birdphotoginpa...>
> Subject: eBird Report - BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996, Apr 22, 2017
>
> BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
> Apr 22, 2017 10:59 AM - 12:33 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Old Rt 150, from old Bullit Run bridge to Upper Green's Run access road via game swaths and returned to car on old Rt 150 in Bald Eagle State Park. Highlight observation: heard flight call of 1 Rough-winged Swallow from above the road.
> 25 species
>
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
> Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 3
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 At Bullit Run bridge
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 7
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1 1 heard on flight while I was walking towards Bullit Run on old Rt 150
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 1
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 6
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1 FOY House Wren singing
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 4 Starting from old bridge over Bullit Run, walking NE on old Rt 150 in Bald Eagle St Park
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 3
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 5
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 3
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 15
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 1
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36169531
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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Date: 4/21/17 4:41 pm
From: LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...>
Subject: Tagged TV
Yesterday evening when having dinner on our patio we had 6 TVs land in a dead tree on the property line. One of them was tagged (see pic). Nick Kerlin said in his bird banding talk that very few were ever recovered. So if any off you out there know anyone who is tagging TVs you can give them some gratification that one of their efforts were eyeing to pretty still people on a patio trying to recover from a long day of yard work.
larry
 

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Date: 4/21/17 3:39 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Tussey Mountain (21 Apr 2017) 104 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Date: Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:36 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Tussey Mountain (21 Apr 2017) 104 Raptors
To: <PABIRDS...>


Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 5 21
Turkey Vulture 0 58 323
Osprey 3 37 40
Bald Eagle 0 24 45
Northern Harrier 1 23 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 68 122
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 37
Broad-winged Hawk 94 377 377
Red-tailed Hawk 3 150 286
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 14 185
American Kestrel 1 29 53
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 9

Total: 104 807 1558
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Light rain and fog early, clearing around 10. Wind initially 5-9 mph E,
switching to 8-19 mph WNW/W at 1130, sky partly cloudy, temp 15-21C

Raptor Observations:
GE: 1335 Unk
2 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-5, Double-crested Cormorant-4, N. Flicker-2, Blue Jay-44, N.
Rough-winged Swallow-2, Barn Swallow-2, Great Crested Flycatcher-1,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1, Black-and-white warbler-1, Yellow-rumped Warbler-1,
Black-throated Green Warbler-2, Palm Warbler-1, Brown-headed Cowbird-13,
Purple Finch-1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

 

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Date: 4/21/17 3:27 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 21, 2017
Birded Bullit Run this evening on way home. Heard FOY Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2 calls), from the woods across Bald Eagle Creek. Seems to be two territorial male Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the area, with one pair forming.

Two Spotted Sandpipers were wading the shallows just inside the marsh.

I expect Gokden-winged Warblers to be in the area this weekend.

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder

Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Apr 21, 2017
5:16 PM
Traveling
0.50 miles
55 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Walked Bullit Run access to Bald Eagle Creek, viewed the marsh and walked to NR bridge. Heard 2 calls of Yellow-billed Cuckoo from woods across (SW) Bald Eagle creek
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Wood Duck -- Female, flying over
1 Osprey -- Heard Osprey call from Creek.
2 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- Heard one bird call twice from across Bald Eagle Creek
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 American Crow
1 Carolina Wren
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 American Robin
2 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
8 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Grackle
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 16


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Date: 4/21/17 9:42 am
From: Joshua Potter <jep189...>
Subject: FOY Black-throated Green in PGM
FOY Black-throated Green Warbler in Rothrock above Pine Grove Mills this morning. Over the last week on West Chestnut Street we've also welcomed back Louisiana Waterthrush, House Wren, Towhees, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and a Brown Thrasher.

At Shaver's Creek this morning there was also a FOY Blackburnian Warbler singing in the upper parking lot.

Happy birding,

~Joshua Potter

Educational Operations Manager | Shaver's Creek | Penn State University
3400 Discovery Road, Petersburg, PA 16669 | 814.863.2000 | <jpotter...>

www.ShaversCreek.org | www.facebook.com/ShaversCreek |
www.twitter.com/ShaversCreek | http://www.instagram.com/ShaversCreek/

Please help us build the future of education for sustainability at Shaver's Creek — ShaversCreek.org/Lead

 

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Date: 4/21/17 9:09 am
From: LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...>
Subject: Re: Rose breasted grosbeak
Same here with FoY Red Breasted Grosbeak at our place in Penns Valley.
larry



From: "Roana Fuller" <roanafuller1956...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:53:31 AM
Subject: Rose breasted grosbeak

Hi
Ted Fuller had a Rose Breasted Grosbeak on the feeders this AM in Pine Grove Mills

Ro


 

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Date: 4/21/17 8:27 am
From: Ron Crandall <rmc...>
Subject: Flickers in Action
Had these two male Northern Flickers going after each other this
morning in my backyard off Clearview Ave. They started by doing a
face-to-face bobbing dance, and then went after each other. A female
wisely stayed out of the fray.

Also had a pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and at least 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

Ron

 

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Date: 4/21/17 7:53 am
From: Roana Fuller <roanafuller1956...>
Subject: Rose breasted grosbeak
Hi

Ted Fuller had a Rose Breasted Grosbeak on the feeders this AM in Pine
Grove Mills

Ro

 

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Date: 4/21/17 5:35 am
From: Mark Bonta <000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...>
Subject: 3 herons
3 medium-sized herons flying south above Curtin Swamp just now just north of Curtin road turnoff. Could not see fieldmarks while I was driving, very poor light. Too large for Green, didn't seem right for GREG. Headed in direction of Curtin wetlands or fields on mt side.

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Date: 4/21/17 4:00 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum bird walk
Seven people attended the second Arboretum Bird walk. We had 34 species.
No warblers or vireos but good looks at Carolina Wren and male towhees.
Had both species of crow and raven and fairly good views of brown
thrasher. Complete list is below.After the walk, some of us were able to
see the Western Tanager on Old Main Lawn! Could it be the same one that
was here winter 2016?

Next walk at the Arboretum on Thursday April 27.

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
gull sp. 1 Large gull seen flying in the distance, possibly a Herring
Gull
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 10
Brown Thrasher 4
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 9
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6

 

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Date: 4/21/17 3:30 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
Bird is still here this morning, same area
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:27:26 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: tanager at old main

WETA is back and Coop is still hungry.

Joe Verica


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 10:26 AM, Andy Keister <akeister110...> wrote:
>
> Is anyone on it now?
>
>> On Apr 20, 2017 10:12 AM, "Dnadeb" <dsg4...> wrote:
>> Singing occasionally and flitting around.
>> Deb
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Apr 20, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
>> >
>> > I have lost track of the bird but I got a very clear view of the strong Wing bars yellow belly red face pale Tanager bill comma the song I had originally thought sounded like a soft scarlet tanager but then I got confused because it was professing with some short pickup notes that I thought sounding a bit like a Summer Tanager in the way that they put the notes in the front of their song comma once I listened to Sibley's Western Tanager I was a hundred percent confident that that's what I heard
>> >
>> > First scene on the East edge of Old Main lawn, then it flew across the lawn to the top of the big Elm at the South corner of Old Main where I got a nice look at it in the top of the tree comma it stayed in the tree for at least 5 minutes but I did not see it leave
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
>> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> > Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
>> > Subject: Re: tanager at old main
>> >
>> > Western!
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
>> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> > Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
>> > Subject: tanager at old main
>> >
>> > There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
>> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> > Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
>> > Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>> >
>> > And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
>> > and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
>> > near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)
>> >
>> > Peggy
>> >
>> > On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
>> >> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
>> >> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Ron Rovansek
>> >>
>> >> Stormstown
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
>> >> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
>> >> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
>> >> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
>> >> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Tom
>> >>
 

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Date: 4/20/17 4:39 pm
From: Alyssia Church <alyssia.church...>
Subject: Reminder: April 26th State College Bird Club Meeting
Hi folks!

This is a reminder that the April 2017 meeting for the State College Bird
Club will be held on *Wednesday, Apr. 26th, 2017 at 7pm*. The meeting will
be held in the Meeting Room which is located in the Community Building at
the Foxdale Village Retirement Community <https://www.foxdalevillage.org/>

The speaker will be Dr. Mark Bonta who will give a program entitled "“I am
that bird”: reflections on ethno-ornithology and the sciences”
For more information about our speaker, visit this link:
http://altoona.psu.edu/person/mark-bonta-phd

Happy spring migration!

Alyssia Church
VP of Programs,
State College Bird Club

 

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Date: 4/20/17 11:45 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 8
We had a fair day with 17 birds of 8 species handled. More movement of White-throated Sparrows occuring in the last few banding days as they seem to be getting the urge to move north. Twenty-five (or more) Cedar Waxwings were feeding on privet berries throughout the banding area, but we missed capturing any.
Thanks to our 7 volunteer helpers who always do a great job for the banding program.
Next banding day is Monday, April 24 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
R.C. Kinglet 2
Hermit Thrush 3
Am. Robin 3
White-thrtd. Sparrow 4
N. Cardinal 1

Recaptures:
R.C. Kinglet banded 4/18/2017
T. Titmouse banded 10/22/2015
B. Thrasher banded 5/9/2016
E. Towhee banded 10/8/2014

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

 

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Date: 4/20/17 11:28 am
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
WETA is back and Coop is still hungry.

Joe Verica


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 10:26 AM, Andy Keister <akeister110...> wrote:
>
> Is anyone on it now?
>
>> On Apr 20, 2017 10:12 AM, "Dnadeb" <dsg4...> wrote:
>> Singing occasionally and flitting around.
>> Deb
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Apr 20, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
>> >
>> > I have lost track of the bird but I got a very clear view of the strong Wing bars yellow belly red face pale Tanager bill comma the song I had originally thought sounded like a soft scarlet tanager but then I got confused because it was professing with some short pickup notes that I thought sounding a bit like a Summer Tanager in the way that they put the notes in the front of their song comma once I listened to Sibley's Western Tanager I was a hundred percent confident that that's what I heard
>> >
>> > First scene on the East edge of Old Main lawn, then it flew across the lawn to the top of the big Elm at the South corner of Old Main where I got a nice look at it in the top of the tree comma it stayed in the tree for at least 5 minutes but I did not see it leave
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
>> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> > Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
>> > Subject: Re: tanager at old main
>> >
>> > Western!
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
>> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> > Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
>> > Subject: tanager at old main
>> >
>> > There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
>> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> > Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
>> > Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>> >
>> > And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
>> > and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
>> > near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)
>> >
>> > Peggy
>> >
>> > On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
>> >> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
>> >> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Ron Rovansek
>> >>
>> >> Stormstown
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
>> >> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
>> >> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
>> >> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
>> >> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Tom
>> >>

 

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Date: 4/20/17 11:05 am
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
WETA was seen last around 1:30 in the elms between Old Main and Henderson Bldg. It may have been taken out by a Coop. Coop went straight at it as it was preening! WETA saw Coop at last second and took off with Coop in pursuit.

I am trying to locate now.

Joe Verica


Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 9:31 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
>
> Western!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: tanager at old main
>
> There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
> And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
> and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
> near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)
>
> Peggy
>
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
> wrote:
>
>> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
>> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
>> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>>
>>
>>
>> Ron Rovansek
>>
>> Stormstown
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
>> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
>> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
>> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>>
>>
>>
>> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>>
>>
>>
>> Tom
>>

 

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Date: 4/20/17 7:30 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: April 19th Migration Morning bird walk at Shaver's Creek; and Birding Cup update
Greetings all,

The rain did not clear out as it did last week, but we still enjoyed the walk, the social birding and bird watching. Twenty-nine of us (I think we had representatives from 8 different decades of life) checked out the lake and recorded Common Loons, Osprey and three species of swallows. Along the boardwalk trail, highlights included Yellow-rumped Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher among others. Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their continued support, and we’ll meet again on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 am at the Stone Valley main office side of Lake Perez.

In Birding Cup news, eight teams have registered to date: The Robin Hooded Mergansers, Red-rumped Irruptives, Bad Optics, Sanibel Sandpeckers, Tick McGreer & The Kickers, Todd Bird Club, Not So Swifts, and Raiders of the Lost Lark. To add your team to the list, see http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/birding-cup-team-registration/ <http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/birding-cup-team-registration/>

best,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 19, 2017 6:50 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
38 species

Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 2
Common Loon 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 4
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36100897 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36100897>

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


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: 4/20/17 7:27 am
From: Andy Keister <akeister110...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
Is anyone on it now?

On Apr 20, 2017 10:12 AM, "Dnadeb" <dsg4...> wrote:

> Singing occasionally and flitting around.
> Deb
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Apr 20, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
> >
> > I have lost track of the bird but I got a very clear view of the strong
> Wing bars yellow belly red face pale Tanager bill comma the song I had
> originally thought sounded like a soft scarlet tanager but then I got
> confused because it was professing with some short pickup notes that I
> thought sounding a bit like a Summer Tanager in the way that they put the
> notes in the front of their song comma once I listened to Sibley's Western
> Tanager I was a hundred percent confident that that's what I heard
> >
> > First scene on the East edge of Old Main lawn, then it flew across the
> lawn to the top of the big Elm at the South corner of Old Main where I got
> a nice look at it in the top of the tree comma it stayed in the tree for at
> least 5 minutes but I did not see it leave
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> > Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
> > Subject: Re: tanager at old main
> >
> > Western!
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> > Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
> > Subject: tanager at old main
> >
> > There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma
> sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face
> and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
> > To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> > Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
> > Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
> >
> > And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo
> Rd
> > and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
> > near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)
> >
> > Peggy
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
> >> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn
> Swallows
> >> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Ron Rovansek
> >>
> >> Stormstown
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>]
> *On
> >> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
> >> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
> >> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> >> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Tom
> >>
>

 

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Date: 4/20/17 7:12 am
From: Dnadeb <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
Singing occasionally and flitting around.
Deb

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 20, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
>
> I have lost track of the bird but I got a very clear view of the strong Wing bars yellow belly red face pale Tanager bill comma the song I had originally thought sounded like a soft scarlet tanager but then I got confused because it was professing with some short pickup notes that I thought sounding a bit like a Summer Tanager in the way that they put the notes in the front of their song comma once I listened to Sibley's Western Tanager I was a hundred percent confident that that's what I heard
>
> First scene on the East edge of Old Main lawn, then it flew across the lawn to the top of the big Elm at the South corner of Old Main where I got a nice look at it in the top of the tree comma it stayed in the tree for at least 5 minutes but I did not see it leave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: tanager at old main
>
> Western!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: tanager at old main
>
> There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
> And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
> and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
> near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)
>
> Peggy
>
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
> wrote:
>
>> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
>> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
>> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>>
>>
>>
>> Ron Rovansek
>>
>> Stormstown
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
>> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
>> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
>> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>>
>>
>>
>> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>>
>>
>>
>> Tom
>>
 

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Date: 4/20/17 6:49 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
sorry for blowing up your inbox but it is still here with great views on the east side of Old Main lawn comma and I lost all my recent phone numbers for birders that I've been in touch with lately so I really want to spread the word for this bird
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: tanager at old main

Western!

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: tanager at old main

There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain



----- Original Message -----
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg

And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)

Peggy

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
wrote:

> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>
>
>
> Ron Rovansek
>
> Stormstown
>
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
>
>
> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>
>
>
> Tom
>
 

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Date: 4/20/17 6:43 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
I have lost track of the bird but I got a very clear view of the strong Wing bars yellow belly red face pale Tanager bill comma the song I had originally thought sounded like a soft scarlet tanager but then I got confused because it was professing with some short pickup notes that I thought sounding a bit like a Summer Tanager in the way that they put the notes in the front of their song comma once I listened to Sibley's Western Tanager I was a hundred percent confident that that's what I heard

First scene on the East edge of Old Main lawn, then it flew across the lawn to the top of the big Elm at the South corner of Old Main where I got a nice look at it in the top of the tree comma it stayed in the tree for at least 5 minutes but I did not see it leave
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: tanager at old main

Western!

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: tanager at old main

There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain



----- Original Message -----
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg

And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)

Peggy

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
wrote:

> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>
>
>
> Ron Rovansek
>
> Stormstown
>
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
>
>
> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>
>
>
> Tom
>
 

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Date: 4/20/17 6:32 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Re: tanager at old main
Western!

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:28:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: tanager at old main

There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain



----- Original Message -----
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg

And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)

Peggy

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
wrote:

> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>
>
>
> Ron Rovansek
>
> Stormstown
>
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
>
>
> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>
>
>
> Tom
>
 

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Date: 4/20/17 6:29 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: tanager at old main
There is a tanager singing in one of the Elms in front of Old Main comma sounds like a Scarlett but has a yellow belly and a slightly reddish face and not that black of wings which makes me slightly uncertain



----- Original Message -----
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg

And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)

Peggy

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
wrote:

> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>
>
>
> Ron Rovansek
>
> Stormstown
>
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
>
>
> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>
>
>
> Tom
>
 

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Date: 4/18/17 4:37 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Bullit Run
Two from Bullit Run

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Spotted Sandpiper




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Date: 4/18/17 4:29 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 18, 2017
Stopped at Bullit Run for some solitude for a little over 35 minutes. Very still with only a few birds active. Spotted Sandpiper was patrolling the shrinking mud flats at the boat put-in.
4 very active and vocal Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were observed at the old Bullit Run bridge.

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder


Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Apr 18, 2017
6:27 PM
Traveling
0.25 miles
45 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

11 Canada Goose
1 Horned Grebe
1 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 American Crow
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
5 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 11


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Date: 4/18/17 10:20 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 7 Banding
We join the first-of-year reports of House Wrens. We banded one this morning along with 18 other birds of 11 different species. Thanks to our 8 volunteer helpers and 16 visitors from the Delta Program of State College School District.
Next banding is this Thursday, April 20 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
BC Chickadee 1
RC Kinglet 3
House Wren 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Am. Robin 2
N. Cardinal 1
White-thrtd. Sparrow 5
Am. Goldfinch 2

Recaptures:
Brown Thrasher banded 4/11/2017
E. Towhee banded 4/14/2017
Song Sparrow banded 4/11/2017

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


 

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Date: 4/18/17 9:07 am
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
And we had our first House Wren (Stormstown near intersection of Marengo Rd
and Rt 550) on Saturday 4/15. First heard him singing, then spotted him
near a nest box used by House Wrens in previous years:)

Peggy

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
wrote:

> House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and
> today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows
> were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.
>
>
>
> Ron Rovansek
>
> Stormstown
>
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] *On
> Behalf Of *Tom Pluto
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
>
>
>
> Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.
>
>
>
> Tom
>

 

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Date: 4/18/17 6:52 am
From: NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...>
Subject: FOY Black and White Warbler
Michael and I had good looks at a Black and White Warbler creeping along
branches last evening on the Ironstone Trail near the Monroe Furnace, just off
Rt. 26 at Charter Oak Rd.

We have had two Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers stop briefly in the yard in Park
Forest, yesterday and April 4th.

Nancy Ellen Kiernan


 

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Date: 4/18/17 5:42 am
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
House Wrens were first noticed at my house in Stormstown on Sunday, and today numerous House Wrens are singing and chattering loudly. Barn Swallows were first spotted yesterday in Halfmoon Township.

Ron Rovansek
Stormstown

From: State College (PA) Bird Club [mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>] On Behalf Of Tom Pluto
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:38 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg


Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.



Tom

 

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Date: 4/18/17 5:38 am
From: Tom Pluto <mapturtles...>
Subject: House Wren - FOY, Boalsburg
Second bird (after a Grackle!) that I saw this morning.


Tom

 

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Date: 4/18/17 3:50 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussy Mtn, 4/15 - 4/17
Hey folks,

Just figured I'd throw these reports all together for simplicity's sake
(apologies for the length!). Nothing terribly notable in the past few
days; still waiting a really big Broadwing day.







*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
15, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 58 323
Osprey 5 33 36 Bald Eagle 0 21 42 Northern Harrier 0 21 29 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 2 66 120 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 9 229 229 Red-tailed Hawk 1 144 280
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 1 13 184 American Kestrel 0 28 52
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 18
640 1391
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total
observation time: 7 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Chuck
Widmann Weather: Clear early, with clouds and light rain developing in the
afternoon. Light SE winds and temperature 15C - 26C. Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 1356 Unk Non-raptor Observations: First of season birds today:
Chipping Sparrow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Hermit Thrush BHCO - 1; CHSP - 1; NRWS - 1;
FISP - 1; AMRO - 1; AMGO - 5; TUVU - 4; BCCH - 1; EATO - 2; NOFL - 3; MODO
- 3; PIWO - 2; BGGN - 1; RCKI - 2; RWBL - 1; BTNW - 1; DCCO - 6; HAWO - 1;
HETH - 1 Predictions: n/a
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> Tussey Mountain State
College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 58 323
Osprey 0 33 36 Bald Eagle 0 21 42 Northern Harrier 0 21 29 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 0 66 120 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 0 229 229 Red-tailed Hawk 0 144 280
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 13 184 American Kestrel 0 28 52
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 0
640 1391
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 10:15:00 Observation end time: 14:15:00 Total
observation time: 4 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Weather:
Cloudy with rain showers moving through; temperature 21C - 27C. Winds
started strong SE and moved to very strong NW by afternoon. Raptor
Observations: Everything going north came back south today. Non-raptor
Observations: Relatively lifeless on the mtn today; reminiscent of March.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> Tussey Mountain State
College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 58 323
Osprey 0 33 36 Bald Eagle 2 23 44 Northern Harrier 1 22 30 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 1 67 121 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 42 271 271 Red-tailed Hawk 3 147 283
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 13 184 American Kestrel 0 28 52
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 49
689 1440
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Bob Fredrick, Greg Grove, Lewis Grove Weather: Cooler with
strong NW winds, temperatures 13C - 21C. Cloudy early and somewhat clearer
in the afternoon. Raptor Observations: Solid Broad-wing push today. BAEA:
1256 Ad, 1521 Ad Non-raptor Observations: First Chimney Swifts and
Yellow-rumped Warbler of the season. COLO - 13; DCCO - 2; CHSW - 3; TRES -
3; BARS - 1; BHVI - 1; NOFL - 2; EABL - 1; EATO - 2; YRWA - 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/17/17 6:08 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Egrets on the wing
Both Egrets flew out of Bullit Run marsh as I was walking to the car. They circled high above the marsh and then flew SW above Bald Eagle Creek; maybe on their way to Curtis Wetland?

Bob Snyder

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Date: 4/17/17 4:52 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Great Egrets at Bullit Run
Saw the 2 Great Egrets at Bullit Run: they are roosting now. Photo is a bit noisy, but the light is fading as the sun sets.
Nice ending to a day chained to a computer!
Good Birding!
Bob Snyder





Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/17/17 4:38 am
From: Susan Braun <braun3112...>
Subject: Great egrets
Two great egrets at Bullit Run this morning.

 

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Date: 4/16/17 5:23 pm
From: LAWRENCE WILLIAM RAMSEY <lwr...>
Subject: Out of area ID help
Mary and I extended a short business trip to Texas last weekend for four days of birding on the upper Texas coast at Anahuac NWR, High Island, Bolivar Peninsula and Sabine Woods. While migration was really slow, we did manage two lifers with Swainson’s and Prothonotary warblers at High Island. The third possible lifer was a plover over 100 yards away among huge numbers of other shorebirds in rice fields near Anahuac NWR; quite a sight actually. The attached photos are pretty poor highly cropped digi-scope pics taken in good light but high wind even for a tripod. I thought the plover with the greater yellowlegs was a Mountain Plover. This is a possible but very rare species on the TX upper coast. I showed the pic to a guide I ran into at High Island and he said it was an American Golden Plover. While the strong white supercilium makes sense for a golden the cleaner breast and belly does not. I have not seen a lot of goldens and never a mountain so I am far from confidant. Any opinions from any of you out there with more experience with these species.
larry
 

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Date: 4/16/17 9:54 am
From: Michael P. Johnson <mpj...>
Subject: FOY
Chipping sparrow

Michael P. Johnson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies,
and African and African American Studies, Penn State

1155 Oneida St.
State College, PA 16801
(814) 404-6975 www.personal.psu.edu/mpj
 

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Date: 4/15/17 10:24 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Rhoneymeade walk
Hi everyone,
This morning 14 of us walked around the historic property. Sparrows were back in force--grasshopper, vesper, and savannah were in the hay fields. Many ruby-crowned kinglets, a few yellow-rumped warblers, good numbers of thrashers, and a red-breasted nuthatch were all upstaged by a pair of chickadees working together to excavate a hole in the top of a broken off dead sapling. It was a very pleasant morning for a walk at a beautiful property.
Thanks to Rhoneymeade for hosting--especially James Lesher for telling us about the place and some of its history--and everyone who came out.
Joe


----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:21:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Apr 15, 2017

Hello All, I have a correction to my Bullit Run report from eBird: negative on the GWWA. Sorry, but when looking at the photos from the treetops I saw that both birds were actually Yellow-dumped Warblers, Myrtle race.

It seems modern tech, with digital camera and App field guides and 4G data access make correcting a mistake much easier than it used to be.

Maybe GWWAs next weekend! Keep your eyes on the treetops!

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: April 15, 2017 at 12:11:04 PM EDT
> To: <birdphotoginpa...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Apr 15, 2017
>
> Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
> Apr 15, 2017 9:19 AM - 10:58 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Walked from Bullit Run access to Bald Eagle Creek, followed creek to pond at nursery, then took Dowdy's Hole Rd to parking lot.
> First of year Golden-winged Warblers (2), one migrating Red-breasted Nuthatch.
> 31 species
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 5
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 4
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1 One migrating bird, with photos.
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 3
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 5
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 2 Saw two Myrtle, YRWA in trees along Bald Eagle Creek at Bullit Run access area; have photos
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 4
> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 5
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 17
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35978017
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 4/15/17 10:13 am
From: Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Subject: Re: FOY. Purple Finches in Howard
Swainson's thrush in Forest Park this morning & a purple finch two days ago.

-- Randy

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2017, at 8:26 AM, Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...> wrote:
>
> Purple finches are at our Toftrees feeders as well! Yesterday we also had a ruby crowned kinglet in the front yard as well as a pileated woodpecker at the suet feeder - a first for our yard. Happy spring everyone!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Apr 15, 2017, at 8:10 AM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> First male and female (1ea) Purple Finches eating seeds from the backyard walk, with about 40 goldfinches and several Mourning Doves. The serviceberries are in bloom! And the White-crowned Sparrows are singing!
>>
>> Bob Snyder
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 4/15/17 9:22 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Apr 15, 2017
Hello All, I have a correction to my Bullit Run report from eBird: negative on the GWWA. Sorry, but when looking at the photos from the treetops I saw that both birds were actually Yellow-dumped Warblers, Myrtle race.

It seems modern tech, with digital camera and App field guides and 4G data access make correcting a mistake much easier than it used to be.

Maybe GWWAs next weekend! Keep your eyes on the treetops!

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: April 15, 2017 at 12:11:04 PM EDT
> To: <birdphotoginpa...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Apr 15, 2017
>
> Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
> Apr 15, 2017 9:19 AM - 10:58 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Walked from Bullit Run access to Bald Eagle Creek, followed creek to pond at nursery, then took Dowdy's Hole Rd to parking lot.
> First of year Golden-winged Warblers (2), one migrating Red-breasted Nuthatch.
> 31 species
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 5
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 4
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1 One migrating bird, with photos.
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 3
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 5
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 2 Saw two Myrtle, YRWA in trees along Bald Eagle Creek at Bullit Run access area; have photos
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 4
> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 5
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 17
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35978017
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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Date: 4/15/17 8:32 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Some birds from Bullit Run this morning
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Bob Snyder





Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/15/17 8:32 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 15, 2017
Hello All,

FOY Golden-winged Warblers (2) at Bullit Run area this morning: seen along Bald Eagle Creek, west of landing.
Other birds of interest, 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch.

A beautiful morning and great for photography as well.

Good Birding,
Bob Snyder

Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Apr 15, 2017
9:19 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
99 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Walked from Bullit Run access to Bald Eagle Creek, followed creek to pond at nursery, then took Dowdy's Hole Rd to parking lot.
First of year Golden-winged Warblers (2), one migrating Red-breasted Nuthatch.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

5 Canada Goose
1 Killdeer
1 Mourning Dove
3 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
2 Common Raven
4 Tree Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch -- One migrating bird, with photos.
1 Carolina Wren
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 American Robin
5 European Starling
2 Golden-winged Warbler -- Saw FOY Golden-crowned Warblers hunting insects, in trees along Bald Eagle Creek. Photos were obtained. These birds are about 2 weeks early this year.
4 Chipping Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
5 White-throated Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
5 Swamp Sparrow
4 Northern Cardinal
17 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 31


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Date: 4/15/17 5:26 am
From: Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...>
Subject: Re: FOY. Purple Finches in Howard
Purple finches are at our Toftrees feeders as well! Yesterday we also had a ruby crowned kinglet in the front yard as well as a pileated woodpecker at the suet feeder - a first for our yard. Happy spring everyone!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 15, 2017, at 8:10 AM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> First male and female (1ea) Purple Finches eating seeds from the backyard walk, with about 40 goldfinches and several Mourning Doves. The serviceberries are in bloom! And the White-crowned Sparrows are singing!
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 4/15/17 5:10 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: FOY. Purple Finches in Howard
Hello All,

First male and female (1ea) Purple Finches eating seeds from the backyard walk, with about 40 goldfinches and several Mourning Doves. The serviceberries are in bloom! And the White-crowned Sparrows are singing!

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 4/15/17 4:33 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (14 Apr 2017) 59 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
14, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 11 58 323
Osprey 6 28 31 Bald Eagle 3 21 42 Northern Harrier 1 21 29 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 3 64 118 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 27 220 220 Red-tailed Hawk 5 143 279
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 12 183 American Kestrel 3 28 52
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 59
622 1373
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 7.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Chuck
Widmann, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Torri Withrow, Virginia Squires, Kelly
Sitch Weather: Mostly clear; very light SE winds for much of the day.
Temperature 14C - 24C. Raptor Observations: Things have gotten a bit more
confusing of late, with local Cooper's Hawks and Broad-winged Hawks both
returning to local territories over the past few days. A good little Osprey
push today. BAEA: 1036 Imm, 1139 Ad, 1410 Imm Non-raptor Observations:
First of year Blue-headed Vireo on the ridge today. Several groups of
Purple Finch flew over as well, making their 'tik' flight calls. COLO - 20
Burning in Scotia Barrens today; fires looked quite massive at one point.
Predictions: South winds and warm - should be a good flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/14/17 1:08 pm
From: Susan Braun <braun3112...>
Subject: Re: Invitation to 2nd Penn State Altoona/JVAS Birding Classic Apr 22/23
SCBC - Here is a reminder about the Penn State Altoona/JVAS Birding Classic
on April 22 and 23. There is still time to register.

Contact Catie Kilgus <catiegk5059...> or Laura Jackson jacksonlaura73
<goog_1903053948>@gmail.com) if you have questions or would like to
register - deadline is April 15.


On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 8:06 AM, Mark Bonta <
<000025b3dbf0d3fd-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Everyone is invited to participate - we raised $1400 for bird conservation
> and education in Central PA last year, and hope to at least double that
> this year. The Classic begins at noon on Sat. and ends 24 hours later; we
> will have a big feed, prizes, and a speaker at the Altoona campus at the
> end. In addition to the six categories from last year (3+ members per team
> required, except for senior citizens, 2+), we have added a Big Sit
> (2-person minimum) as well. We expect strong competition from Blair, Centre
> and Huntingdon counties again, as we had in 2016, but we are also hoping
> (please help us spread the word!) to get coverage in and from the other
> counties (Bedford, Cambria, and Clearfield).
>
> Please let one of us know (Catie Kilgus and Laura Jackson, copied) if you
> have questions or would like to register - deadline is April 15.
>
> Thank you!
>
> -Mark Bonta
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/14/17 11:34 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 6
What a difference a day makes! Although there seemed to be no perceptible difference between yesterday and today (weather, area, etc.) we handled nearly 3 times as many birds this morning. Twenty-two birds of nine different species with two new species for the season: Blue-headed Vireo and Field Sparrow.
Thanks as always to our volunteer helpers and to assists from the Penn State WFS 406 class.
Next banding is Tuesday, April 18. Note the earlier start time at 6:30 am (due to continuing earlier sunrise). The new time will continue for the remaining days of banding this spring.

New banded:
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Hermit Thrush 1
Am. Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 7
White-throated Sparrow 2
E. Towhee 1

Recaptures:
Ruby-crowned Kinglet banded 4/13/2017
Hermit Thrush banded 4/11/2017
Field Sparrow banded 4/30/2016

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


 

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Date: 4/14/17 4:01 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (13 Apr 2017) 47 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
13, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 47 312
Osprey 1 22 25 Bald Eagle 1 18 39 Northern Harrier 1 20 28 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 5 61 115 Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 34 193 193 Red-tailed Hawk 2 138 274
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 2 12 183 American Kestrel 1 25 49
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 47
563 1314
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.5 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Joe Verica, Lewis Grove Visitors: Eric Marchbein Weather: Mostly
clear in the morning and overcast by the end of the day. Light to moderate
NNE winds shifting to NW; temperature 6C - 15C. Raptor Observations: A
decent push of birds through today. GOEA: 1327 Unk, 1441 Imm Non-raptor
Observations: COLO - 22 Predictions: Very light, mostly south winds should
mean there are some things on the move.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/14/17 3:31 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Juneberry flowers
Our Juneberry shrub flower buds are beginning to open. For myself, that is a sign to anticipate Rose-breasted Grosbeaks returning. I expect to see them by April 24.

Bob Snyder

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Date: 4/13/17 1:18 pm
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum bird walk
Seven birders went on the first Arboretum bird walk of the season. The day
started out overcast and cool but turned sunny and beautiful on our way
back. We had nice views of towhees (my first for the year), heard a
blue-headed vireo and added an American Kestrel to the list. 29 species in
all. Interesting to note that our list does not match the banding list at
all even though we were in the same area. Complete list below. The next
walk will be Thursday 20 April at 8:00 AM.




PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 13, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:35 AM



Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: First Spring arboretum bird walk
29 species

Canada Goose 3
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 5
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 12
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 10

 

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Date: 4/13/17 9:51 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Bnding Day 5
A slow morning with only 8 birds handled, but two were new species for the season: Golden-crowned Kinglet and Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher. The gnatcatcher was also the first of the species ever caught since beginning of banding in 2010.
Thanks as always to our three volunteers of the day. Next banding is tomorrow, Friday, April 14 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
N. Cardinal 2
Song Sparrow 1
White-Throated Sparrow 1


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

 

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Date: 4/13/17 7:01 am
From: Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] from Ornithological Tech Committee--goshawk sightings sought!
------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:25:04 AM EDT
From: Laurie Goodrich <goodrich...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] from Ornithological Tech Committee--goshawk sightings
sought!

IN 2017 and 2018, The Ornithological Technical Committee of PA Biological
Survey is seeking
birder's assistance in reporting sightings of northern goshawks across the
state, particularly between early April to July. Anyone with time to explore
'deep woods' locations in their county let myself or Margaret. Brittingham
know (<goshawk...><mailto:<goshawk...>) as we are also seeking
volunteers to search potential or historically-used habitat from Appalachians
northward.

All reports will be kept in a highly confidential database housed at Penn
State University, overseen by Dr. Margaret Brittingham. If you have
questions regarding the protection of your location report, feel free to
contact either myself or Margaret.

www.pabiologicalsurvey.org<http://www.pabiologicalsurvey.org> will link you to
information on goshawks, their identification, etc. and a link to an online
reporting form and a printable form for reporting your sighting. Feel free to
send questions or concerns to me directly. Thank you for your assistance!



Laurie J. Goodrich, Ph.D.
Director of Long-term Monitoring
Hawk Mountain Acopian Center for Conservation Learning
Hawk Mountain
410 Summer Valley Road
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
570-943-3411 x106
www.hawkmountain.org
 

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Date: 4/13/17 5:42 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (12 Apr 2017) 27 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
12, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 47 312
Osprey 0 21 24 Bald Eagle 1 17 38 Northern Harrier 0 19 27 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 1 56 110 Cooper's Hawk 1 5 12 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 1 6 37 Broad-winged Hawk 20 159 159 Red-tailed Hawk 3 136 272
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 10 181 American Kestrel 0 24 48
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 27
516 1267
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano Visitors: State College Delta Program Weather:
Clouds early and blue skies by the end of the day. Moderate WNW winds and
temperatures 10C - 23C. Raptor Observations: BAEA: 1456 Imm Non-raptor
Observations: COLO - 20; NOFL - 1; EAPH - 1; YRWA - 1; COGR - 5; RWBL - 7;
BHCO - 4; Predictions: Cloudy with moderate NNW winds; not likely to be
much of a flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/13/17 5:32 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (11 Apr 2017) 41 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
11, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 47 312
Osprey 0 21 24 Bald Eagle 0 16 37 Northern Harrier 2 19 27 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 4 55 109 Cooper's Hawk 0 4 11 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 5 36 Broad-winged Hawk 33 139 139 Red-tailed Hawk 1 133 269
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 10 181 American Kestrel 1 24 48
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 41
489 1240
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.25 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers:
Weather: Shifting winds, from light ESE to start to moderate NNW by the end
of the day. Mostly sunny and warm with temperature 18C - 29C. Raptor
Observations: A burst of broad-wings went through before 10 AM. The winds
started to shift around then, and the flight was reduced afterward. Birds
were all over the place today: high, low, northbound, southbound.
Non-raptor Observations: COLO - 1; EATO - 2; BCCH -4; AMGO - 3; TUTI - 4;
EAPH - 1; BHCO - 8; NOCA - 1; DOWO - 1; BRCR - 2; MODO - 1; FISP - 1; RBWO
- 1; WBNU - 1; EABL - 2; BARS - 1; HAWO - 1; TRES - 3 Predictions: n/a
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/>*

 

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Date: 4/12/17 5:55 pm
From: Alissa Pendorf <ajp2487...>
Subject: Re: SCBIRDCL Digest - 11 Apr 2017 (#2017-113)
{ Sent from my iPhone }

> On Apr 12, 2017, at 12:00 AM, SCBIRDCL automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There is 1 message totaling 62 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Day 4 Bird Banding
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:00:55 -0400
> From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
> Subject: Day 4 Bird Banding
>
> An average day with total birds of 14, but above with 10 species, including 5 new for the year: Mourning Dove, RC Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, E. Towhee and Am. Goldfinch. Thanks to our 8 volunteer helpers and a visit by Centre Learning Community Charter School.
> Next banding is this Thursday, April 13 at the Air Quality site.
>
> New Banded:
> Mourning Dove 1
> RC Kinglet 1
> Hermit Thrush 1
> Am. Robin 2
> Brown Thrasher 2
> E. Towhee 1
> Song Sp. 1
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> N. Cardinal 2
> Am. Goldfinch 2
>
> No Recaptures today
>
> Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-charge
> Avian Education Program
> The Arboretum at Penn State
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of SCBIRDCL Digest - 11 Apr 2017 (#2017-113)
> ************************************************
 

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Date: 4/12/17 12:49 pm
From: Robert Snyder <rhs2...>
Subject: Re: Merlin - Julian Wetlands
Hello Joe,

Not that there can't be several Merlins in the BE Creek area, but that one looks like the bird I photographed at Bullit Run on March 25.

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


From: "Joe Verica" <joeverica...>
To: "StateCollegeBirdClub" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:43:05 PM
Subject: Merlin - Julian Wetlands

For the past two days, a very tame Merlin has been catching dragonflies from a wire at Julian Wetlands. I did not approach the Merlin as I did not want to scare it off. That said, I was able to get a few nice looks from the parking area.

Take care,
Joe Verica

--
++++++++++++++++
"If you listen to the thrush and hear a thrush, you've not really heard the thrush. But if you listen to a thrush and hear a miracle, then you've heard the thrush." - Zen Parable


 

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Date: 4/12/17 12:44 pm
From: Joseph Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Merlin - Julian Wetlands
For the past two days, a very tame Merlin has been catching dragonflies
from a wire at Julian Wetlands. I did not approach the Merlin as I did not
want to scare it off. That said, I was able to get a few nice looks from
the parking area.

Take care,
Joe Verica

--
++++++++++++++++

"If you listen to the thrush and hear a thrush, you've not really heard the
thrush. But if you listen to a thrush and hear a miracle, *then* you've
heard the thrush." - Zen Parable

 

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Date: 4/12/17 10:01 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Toftrees Birds
30 species at Toftrees this morning (mostly at the pond) including the following:
Wood Duck 2
Bufflehead 5
Horned Grebe 4
Osprey 1
Bonaparte's Gull 6
N. Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 12+
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Purple Finch 4

Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 4/12/17 7:56 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: April 12th Migration Morning bird walk at Shaver's Creek; and Birding Cup news.
Greetings all,

The rain showers cleared out over Stone Valley in time for our walk this morning. Seventeen of us observed the lake and strolled the boardwalk trail; group highlights included adult Bald Eagle, Northern Shoveler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Rudy-crowned Kinglet, Common Loon, singing Brown Creeper and a flight of swallows (Northern Rough-winged and Barn Swallow FOY for many of us). Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their support of Migration Morning program, and four remaining Wednesdays to go.

Birding Cup teams are making plans and finalizing team rosters and routes — and of course beginning to officially register for the May 5th and 6th event (hint, hint; http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/birding-cup-team-registration/ <http://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/birding-cup-team-registration/>). I’m looking forward to learning this year’s team names and hoping we can come close to last year’s record setting 127 birders on 27 teams. I’ve included the team collection photo for inspiration. This year we are raising awareness and funds for bird-friendly glass in our renovated and expanded visitor center.



all the best,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 12, 2017 6:50 AM - 8:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)

48 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 4
Northern Shoveler 4
Bufflehead 7
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Common Loon 4
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Horned Grebe 5
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 115 Bird counted as they perched on wires over Lake Perez (conservative count).
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 5
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 6
Fox Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 5
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35894686 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35894686>

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa <http://ebird.org/pa>)
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: 4/11/17 12:02 pm
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 4 Bird Banding
An average day with total birds of 14, but above with 10 species, including 5 new for the year: Mourning Dove, RC Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, E. Towhee and Am. Goldfinch. Thanks to our 8 volunteer helpers and a visit by Centre Learning Community Charter School.
Next banding is this Thursday, April 13 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Mourning Dove 1
RC Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Am. Robin 2
Brown Thrasher 2
E. Towhee 1
Song Sp. 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
N. Cardinal 2
Am. Goldfinch 2

No Recaptures today

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


 

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Date: 4/11/17 9:47 am
From: Cindy Alley <alleycomm...>
Subject: My walk
Even though there are no pictures of birds here, I though you might enjoy seeing the graphic representation of my walk, done for a daily art class I am part of.
—Cindy


 

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Date: 4/11/17 8:57 am
From: Cindy Alley <alleycomm...>
Subject: Thank you!
Yep, it was a Northern Cardinal, which is what I had thought at first, but the tracks I found at first to confirm were not the right pitch and went down rather than up. Even though I had gone to the Cornell site, I missed the link Jen sent me. I knew I would feel stupid when I found it! Thanks, everyone for helping! (the mocking bird repeating it later in my walk was amusing, too!)
Love, Cindy Alley


 

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Date: 4/11/17 8:39 am
From: Robert Snyder <rhs2...>
Subject: Re: Bird call?
Well Cindy, it was probably a Northern Cardinal. One of the cardinal's calls sounds like a slow, lilting "birdie birdie birdie", and another sounds like "Good Cheer, Good Cheer", or "Right Here, birdie, birdie, birdie". At least that how it sounds to me.

Bob Snyder

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


From: "Debra Grim" <dsgrim02...>
To: "StateCollegeBirdClub" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:28:38 AM
Subject: Re: Bird call?

Carolina Wren, or Northern Cardinal?

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Cindy Alley < <alleycomm...> > wrote:



I went for a delightful walk today through Thompson Woods and back up through city streets surrounded by bird calls. There was one in the woods I was sure I should know but could not place. I had not brought binoculars (yes I know that was dumb) and never spotted him. But the call was two very clear notes that sounded like “hurry-gurdy-gurdy-gurdy” if you say it about as fast as you can clearly pronounce the syllables and as though you were making it into a question (second syllable higher than the first). Almost always with three “gurdies” but occasionally only one, and a slight emphasis on the first note. I am not sure which bird to even start with to listen to sounds to see if that was it. But I am almost sure if I figure it out I will say, “Oh, of course!” so my challenge is – can anyone help me? -Cindy Alley





 

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Date: 4/11/17 8:29 am
From: Debra Grim <dsgrim02...>
Subject: Re: Bird call?
Carolina Wren, or Northern Cardinal?

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Cindy Alley <alleycomm...> wrote:

> I went for a delightful walk today through Thompson Woods and back up
> through city streets surrounded by bird calls. There was one in the woods I
> was sure I should know but could not place. I had not brought binoculars
> (yes I know that was dumb) and never spotted him. But the call was two very
> clear notes that sounded like “hurry-gurdy-gurdy-gurdy” if you say it about
> as fast as you can clearly pronounce the syllables and as though you were
> making it into a question (second syllable higher than the first). Almost
> always with three “gurdies” but occasionally only one, and a slight
> emphasis on the first note. I am not sure which bird to even start with to
> listen to sounds to see if that was it. But I am almost sure if I figure it
> out I will say, “Oh, of course!” so my challenge is – can anyone help me?
> -Cindy Alley
>

 

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Date: 4/11/17 8:22 am
From: Cindy Alley <alleycomm...>
Subject: Bird call?
I went for a delightful walk today through Thompson Woods and back up through city streets surrounded by bird calls. There was one in the woods I was sure I should know but could not place. I had not brought binoculars (yes I know that was dumb) and never spotted him. But the call was two very clear notes that sounded like “hurry-gurdy-gurdy-gurdy” if you say it about as fast as you can clearly pronounce the syllables and as though you were making it into a question (second syllable higher than the first). Almost always with three “gurdies” but occasionally only one, and a slight emphasis on the first note. I am not sure which bird to even start with to listen to sounds to see if that was it. But I am almost sure if I figure it out I will say, “Oh, of course!” so my challenge is – can anyone help me? -Cindy Alley


 

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Date: 4/11/17 5:53 am
From: Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Sightings Needed PA Farmland Raptor Project
------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:49:35 PM EDT
From: Katie Andrews <katieandrews79...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Sightings Needed PA Farmland Raptor Project

Once again Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is asking for your help in reporting
sightings of four species of raptors for our Farmland Raptor Project:
American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Short-eared Owl and Barn Owl. We are
particularly interested in knowing if any Short-eared Owls are nesting in
PA. You can report directly to us using an Online Sighting Form
<http://www.hawkmountain.org/farmland-raptor-information/raptor-farmland~farmlandSightings.aspx>
on our web page www.hawkmountain.org/farmlandraptors or by email:
<farmlandraptors...> If you currently report your sightings to eBird
please continue to do that, but we ask that for all raptors if you are
aware of a nesting site please permanently hide the observation(which still
allows researchers to access the data but keeps the birds from being
disturbed). To hide your observations go to manage my observations after
submitting a checklist, click on the checklist you want to hide and scroll
to the bottom, there is a link there to hide the checklist. EBird has a
good summary on reporting sensitive species.
<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006789-guidelines-for-reporting-sensitive-species>
Thank you very much for your help and cooperation.

Dr. Laurie Goodrich
Katie Andrews
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
 

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Date: 4/11/17 5:23 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Field Trip reminder 4/15
Hello all,

A reminder of the upcoming field trip this Saturday, April 15 at
Rhoneymeade Arboretum. April 15th is also the deadline to register for the
2nd Annual Earth Day Birding Classic at Penn State Altoona. This non-profit
event is co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies program at Penn State
Altoona and Juniata Valley Audubon Society. (
www.jvas.org/events/categories/special-events/)

Hope everyone is enjoying the spring arrivals.

Best,
Jon









*Saturday, April 15, 2017 (7:30am-10:00am) Walk at Rhoneymeade, Centre
Hall, Pa Surrounded by a mosaic of hedgerows, successional woodlands and
forest, Rhoneymeade farm is 150 acres, certified organic (primarily hay),
with a 6 acre arboretum at its center. We will take about 2 hours of gentle
hiking. Be prepared for a bit of mud if it is wet, but nothing extreme. We
will look for a mix of returning breeders and migrants such as American
Pipit, Blue-headed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Brown Thrasher, Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Eastern Meadowlark, etc.
We will postpone to April 16 (Easter) if rain is very heavy, but continue
as scheduled with light rain. Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden is
9 miles east of State College, midway between Linden Hall and Centre Hall.
Follow rt 45 E out of Boalsburg for 4.5 miles past the junction with 322,
then turn left on Rimmey Rd. After about 0.3 mile of climbing up the hill,
the road forces a sharp left, and the parking area is on the left just
around the corner. 177 Rimmey Road, Centre Hall, PA 16828.
www.rhoneymeade.org/ <http://www.rhoneymeade.org/> Trip Leaders: Joe Gyekis
and James Lesher*

 

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Date: 4/11/17 3:50 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (10 Apr 2017) 111 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
10, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 47 312
Osprey 3 21 24 Bald Eagle 0 16 37 Northern Harrier 6 17 25 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 8 51 105 Cooper's Hawk 0 4 11 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 5 36 Broad-winged Hawk 83 106 106 Red-tailed Hawk 7 132 268
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 3 10 181 American Kestrel 1 23 47
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total:
111 448 1199
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total
observation time: 9.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Greg Grove, Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Noah McNeill
Weather: Very warm, with temperatures 15C - 27C. Wind started 5-10 mph SSE
and dropped off a bit to <5 mph SSW by the end of the day. A thin cloud
layer was just enough to make spotting a bit easier. Raptor Observations:
Really solid flight, particularly of Broad-wings. Three more Golden Eagles
brings our total to 181 for the year. Non-raptor Observations: COLO - 23;
DCCO - 50; EAPH - 1; RCKI - 1; COGR - 5; BHCO 3; BARS - 7; TUVU - 9; FISP -
2; TRES - 13; EATO - 2; PIWO - 2; GCKI - 1; AMGO - 7; MODO - 3; BCCH - 2;
RBGU - 6 Predictions: Light SW winds and continuing warm temperatures.
Slight chance of showers/t-storms in afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/10/17 9:10 pm
From: JENNIFER ALAINE LEE <jal21...>
Subject: Scotia highlights Apr 10, 2017 - 7:35 PM
A fun evening in Scotia under the glow of a full moon. First a Broadwing perched near me eating a frog at the pond then proceeded to catch and gobble up another. So cool from 20 feet! Then a Barred owl called during the many woodcock peents. And the finale was my FOY Whippoorwill calling about 12 times. FOY for the county maybe?

from Jen- sent by passenger pigeon
 

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Date: 4/10/17 4:18 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (09 Apr 2017) 46 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
09, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 6 47 312
Osprey 2 18 21 Bald Eagle 2 16 37 Northern Harrier 2 11 19 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 2 43 97 Cooper's Hawk 1 4 11 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 1 5 36 Broad-winged Hawk 17 23 23 Red-tailed Hawk 10 125 261
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 1 7 178 American Kestrel 1 22 46
Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 1 4 7 Unknown Buteo 0
1 5 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 46
337 1088
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total
observation time: 8.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: Eric from Pittsburgh Weather: Clear and very warm with
5-10 mph S winds. Temperatures ranged from 11C - 22C. Raptor Observations:
It took all day, but a Golden Eagle finally came through near the very end
of the day. Our first good push of broad-wings. The local Cooper's Hawk
began display flights today; distinctly deep wingbeats. GOEA: 1621 Imm
BAEA: 1106 Ad (southbound), 1119 Imm, 1458 Imm Non-raptor Observations: New
arrivals for the season were Eastern Towhees, a single Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, and a few Barn Swallows passing by. NOFL - 3; TUVU - 7; BLJA - 1;
CORA - 3; BRCR - 1; BHCO - 5; TRES - 8; RCKI - 1; BARS - 3; RBGU - 1; MODO
- 3; COHA - 3; HAWO - 1; BCCH - 2; DCCO - 3; EATO - 2 Predictions: SW winds
and very warm; could be a decent flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/10/17 4:00 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (08 Apr 2017) 9 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
08, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 3 41 306
Osprey 0 16 19 Bald Eagle 0 14 35 Northern Harrier 0 9 17 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 1 41 95 Cooper's Hawk 0 3 10 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 4 35 Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 6 Red-tailed Hawk 4 115 251 Rough-legged
Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 6 177 American Kestrel 1 21 45 Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 6 Unknown Buteo 0 1 5 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 9 291 1042
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Weather: Clear and warm, with 15-25 mph NW winds. Raptor
Observations: Non-raptor Observations: COLO - 6; TRES - 5; NOFL - 1; The
loons were, as usual, crossing the ridge heading NW; it appeared to be
rather rough going for them right into the strong wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/9/17 2:58 pm
From: Nancy Butkovich <njbutkovich...>
Subject: 4/9 - BESP, Julian wetlands
Stopped at BESP this morning - just the main park area. Most of the birds were the usual suspects, but I did find a couple singing Field Sparrows (between the ranger station and the environmental center), a Common Loon off the marina, and a Horned Grebe at the swimming beach.

Similar situation at Julian; mostly what's been there. I did get a quick look at the Red-headed Woodpecker. Also heard a Pied-billed Grebe in the SW pool, and a Virginia Rail doing it's "kiddick kiddick kiddick" call in the NE pool.

Nan

 

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Date: 4/9/17 11:53 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996 -- Apr 9, 2017
Here's my eBird checklist from this morning as I walked from Bullit Run to the Gate at the Upper Green's Run access road, via the game swaths and back on the old road.

Best finds were 1 each, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and my FOY Brown Thrasher, and Eastern Towhee (2).

With this mild weather and the early Spotted Sanpiper and Green Heron, maybe we could expect to find Golden-winged Warbler in the Bullit Run area in 2 more weeks.

Good Birding,
Bob Snyder

BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996
Apr 9, 2017
11:15 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
65 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Walked old Rt 150 including game swaths from Bullit Run bridge to upper gate at Upper Greens Run access road
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
3 Blue Jay
3 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Eastern Bluebird
1 Brown Thrasher
3 White-throated Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
2 Northern Cardinal
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 17


Sent from my iPhone
"This is not a race, Slow down, take a look around", sung by Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra
 

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Date: 4/9/17 11:42 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Apr 9, 2017
Hello All,

Here's my eBird checklist from the Bullit Run area this morning. The best finds were 1 early Spotted Sandpiper and 1 early Green Heron. Both birds were seen along the SE bank of Bald Eagle Creek. John Carter was the first to spot both birds and I went back to the car for the scope to confirm. The Spotted Sandpiper was in breeding plumage.

I also looked for Julia Plummer's Red Crossbills along old Rt 150, but could not find them.

Good Birding

Bob Snyder



Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Apr 9, 2017
10:16 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
52 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Checked area from Bullit Run landing to zbald Eagle Creek for early sandpipers and Early Green Heron. Found both along southeast bank of Creek. Walked to old bridge.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

2 Canada Goose
4 Common Merganser
1 Green Heron -- Early Green Heron, usually arrive early May seen on Shore of Bald Eagle Creek; chestnut on neck. May have a low quality photo from across creek.
3 Turkey Vulture
1 Spotted Sandpiper -- Early Spotted Sandpiper, in breeding plumage (spotted breast); horizontal posture and much tail bobbing.
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 American Crow
2 Common Raven
5 Tree Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
3 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 20


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Date: 4/9/17 5:42 am
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: picture example of golden eagle heading north
Attached are pictures from March 29 at Tussey Mt of a golden eagle soaring
higher and higher and eventually leaving the ridge to head straight north.
At some point, all leave the ridges during spring migration and head N.

Biologist Trish Miller has explained how golden eagles employ three kinds
of lift: updrafts off a ridge, thermals, and the third being to get up very
high and utilize thermals for lift and wind (usually tailwind or crosswind)
for push. They can use this third way to travel many miles cross country
without depending upon ridges. I think that they use this third method more
in spring than in fall, because fall migration is typically 1-2 months past
the fall equinox and the sun's rays are comparatively weak, but spring
migration is around the spring equinox and the sun's rays are much stronger.

What is interesting about this particular eagle is that it was using this
third way while flying into a 10-mph N headwind. Flying this way into a
headwind isn't the common case, but I've seen it with eagles, red-tails,
and turkey vultures.

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 4/8/17 6:16 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Golden-crowned Kinglet images from Bald Eagle State Park: 4/2/17
Hello All,

I've put together a small photo essay on the Golden-crowned Kinglets that I
was lucky enough to encounter at the park last Sunday (and lucky not to
sprain an ankle while trying to get the photos). Bird Photography can be a
dangerous game!

I hope you enjoy the essay as much as I did in putting it together today.

http://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography/gcki_besp_2017

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 4/8/17 12:49 pm
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 3
Finally a non-rain day for banding, even though there was a heavy frost at start-up. An average day for this time of year with 12 birds of 7 species handled. First Hermit Thrush of the season and a Brown Creeper (which we rarely catch).
Thanks to the four volunteers who helped and our seven visitors. Next banding day is Tuesday, April 11.

New Banded:
BC Chickadee 1
T. Titmouse 1
Brown Creeper 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Am. Robin 2
N. Cardinal 1
White-throated Sp. 3

Recaptures:
BC Chickadee banded 9/22/2014
N. Cardinal banded 10/19/2016

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

 

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Date: 4/8/17 6:28 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbills
Thanks Kurt! They were headed in general direction of nursery road when I last saw them so it is probably worth looking and listening along that road as well if you head in.

Julia

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 8, 2017, at 9:15 AM, Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> At 8:22 am this morning, Julia Plummer reported 8 Red Crossbills at Bullit Run, Bald Eagle State Park. John Carter also heard them. They were seen/heard up the old road that crosses Bullit Run.
>
> Kurt Engstrom

 

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Date: 4/8/17 6:15 am
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red Crossbills

At 8:22 am this morning, Julia Plummer reported 8 Red Crossbills at Bullit Run, Bald Eagle State Park. John Carter also heard them. They were seen/heard up the old road that crosses Bullit Run.

Kurt Engstrom

 

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Date: 4/7/17 3:29 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Tussey Mt, Friday
highlight was 41 tree swallows going south, without dallying

 

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Date: 4/6/17 10:13 am
From: Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] 2017 heron survey - help wanted
------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:06:31 AM EDT
From: "Barber, Patricia" <patbarber...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] 2017 heron survey - help wanted

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is responsible for protecting heron
populations and tracking their distribution in the state. For 2017 we are
conducting a comprehensive survey of heron colonies. The goal is to count all
the nests of each species, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, and Black-crowned
and Yellow-crowned Night-herons, at each site creating a "snapshot" of the
distribution of nesting herons statewide. If you know where herons are
nesting, we'd appreciate hearing from you. Don't assume someone else will
report local nests.

With such widely distributed species and limited resources, we rely on the
help of volunteers like yourself to improve our understanding of their
distribution and numbers. Even though many heron colonies are documented
across the Commonwealth, you may know about colonies that we don't. Your
contributions are critical to improving our information and developing the
most complete picture possible of the current status of Pennsylvania's heron
populations. The information will be used to update the Pennsylvania Natural
Heritage Program database and provide protection for colonies.

As much as we want all the nests counted, the birds come first. Their nests
should be monitored with binoculars from a safe distance. Please do not
approach nests.
To get started visit
http://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/GetInvolved/Pages/HeronColonyObservationSurvey.aspx,
by following the protocol you'll ensure your fieldwork will help science and
not disrupt nesting herons. Submit your completed survey forms to:
<heron...><mailto:<heron...>.

This survey is an ideal way to demonstrate that you value herons specifically
and wildlife in general.

Thanks,
Patti

Patricia Barber
Endangered Species Biologist
Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
717-303-4482
 

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Date: 4/6/17 7:03 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Chipping Sparrow
FOY Chipping Sparrow gave one burst of song from the backyard fence this morning.

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/6/17 3:48 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (05 Apr 2017) 57 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
05, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 15 38 303
Osprey 7 16 19 Bald Eagle 2 14 35 Northern Harrier 0 9 17 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 7 40 94 Cooper's Hawk 1 3 10 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 4 35 Broad-winged Hawk 5 6 6 Red-tailed Hawk 10 109 245 Rough-legged
Hawk 0 0 1 Golden Eagle 0 6 177 American Kestrel 8 20 44 Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 6 Unknown Buteo 1 1 5 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 1 5 9 Total: 57 280 1031
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total
observation time: 8.5 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Bob Fredrick, Chuck Widmann, Dave Kyler, Deb Grove, Greg Grove,
Nick Bolgiano, Trudy Kyler Visitors: Walter and Lynn Blenderman Weather:
Clear and warm, with light winds starting out NNW and ending up SSE by the
end of the day. Temperature 10C - 24C. Raptor Observations: BE: 1315 Imm,
1626 Ad; 1149 Imm (southbound) Non-raptor Observations: First Field
Sparrows of the year. BCCH, HAWO, GCKI, FISP, DEJU, AMRO, NOFL, HOFI, TRES,
WBNU, NOFL, COLO, DCCO Predictions: Thunderstorms and rain for much of the
day; could be a washout.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/6/17 2:44 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Cancelled
Banding for today, Thursday, April 6 is cancelled due to expected rain/storms.
Next banding day is Saturday, April 8 at the Air Quality site.

Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 4/5/17 7:13 pm
From: Karen Kottlowski <kkottlowski...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
Today I saw many scissor-tailed flycatchers, but I'm spending the week on South Padre Island in south Texas. Do you mean I could have stayed home and seen one? Ha!
Karen K

Get Outlook for iOS<https://aka.ms/o0ukef>




On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 12:48 PM -0500, "Jen Lee" <jal21...><mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:


It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported & photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603

Perhaps it has made its way here !

Jen Lee

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shari Edelson"
To: "BIRD CLUB"
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus

This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a subscriber for a few years now.

The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!

Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now, or I would have written earlier.

The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are a dead-on match.

I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely rare, right?

I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get another peek!

All the best,
Shari

Shari Edelson
Director of Horticulture & Curator
The Arboretum at Penn State
320 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-8080 Office
(443) 418-8731 Cell
<ske13...>
arboretum.psu.edu

 

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Date: 4/5/17 6:25 pm
From: Joseph Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Vesper Sparrows singing along Williams Rd
While birding today, I had a Vesper Sparrow singing atop some of last
year's corn stubble in a field along Williams Rd. I was able to get a
decent recording.

Take care
Joe Verica

https://soundcloud.com/joeverica/vesper-sparrow-centre-co

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Date: 4/5/17 3:49 pm
From: GRACE S WIDMANN <gsw1...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus


On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 03:23 PM, Bob Fowles <rbf...> wrote:
>
It has been in PA before. According to my email archives:
>2003 next to the Williamsport Regional Airport>2005 near Ligonier,
Westmoreland county
>
>
>Bob Fowles
>
>
>
>On Apr 5, 2017, at 2:03 PM, Jason Hill <<#>> wrote:

>>
>Jen,>I chased after a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in New Hampshire last fall.
The bird was widely seen and photographed throughout the afternoon and evening
of the day it was discovered, but it disappeared overnight. I had the exact
same experience in Iowa a decade ago. I would strongly encourage anyone
thinking of going after this bird to do it today.
>Cheers,
>Jason Hill
>
>
>

>>On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Jen Lee <<#>> wrote:
>It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported & photographed
in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13
<http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603>
>
>
Perhaps it has made its way here !
>
>
Jen Lee
>
>
----- Original Message -----
>
From: "Shari Edelson" <<#>>
>
To: "BIRD CLUB" <<#>>
>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
>
Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
>
>
This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a
subscriber for a few years now.
>
>
The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a scissor-tailed
flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!
>
>
Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and
Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now, or
I would have written earlier.
>
>
The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak and
eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are a
dead-on match.
>
>
I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost completely
positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely rare, right?
>
>
I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get
another peek!
>
>
All the best,
>
Shari
>
>
Shari Edelson
>
Director of Horticulture & Curator
>
The Arboretum at Penn State
>
320 Forest Resources Bldg.
>
University Park, PA 16802
><> Office
><> Cell
><#>
><http://arboretum.psu.edu/>
>



>
>>My Wife and I went down to the Williamsport Regional Airport to look for the
Flycatcher in 2003 but had no luck finding it.>Chuck W.





>





 

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Date: 4/5/17 12:49 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
We had one in juniata county in 2014, that I know several people
including myself got to see it in the 2-3 day wonder it lasted.

here is the map for ebird.

http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/map/sctfly?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2017


On 4/5/2017 3:23 PM, Bob Fowles wrote:
> It has been in PA before. According to my email archives:
> 2003 next to the Williamsport Regional Airport
> 2005 near Ligonier, Westmoreland county
>
> Bob Fowles
>
>> On Apr 5, 2017, at 2:03 PM, Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...>
>> <mailto:<hill.jason.michael...>> wrote:
>>
>> Jen,
>> I chased after a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in New Hampshire last
>> fall. The bird was widely seen and photographed throughout the
>> afternoon and evening of the day it was discovered, but it
>> disappeared overnight. I had the exact same experience in Iowa a
>> decade ago. I would strongly encourage anyone thinking of going after
>> this bird to do it today.
>> Cheers,
>> Jason Hill
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Jen Lee <jal21...>
>> <mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
>>
>> It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported &
>> photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603
>> <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603>
>>
>> Perhaps it has made its way here !
>>
>> Jen Lee
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Shari Edelson" <ske13...> <mailto:<ske13...>>
>> To: "BIRD CLUB" <SCBIRDCL...>
>> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
>> Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
>>
>> This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but
>> I've been a subscriber for a few years now.
>>
>> The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a
>> scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!
>>
>> Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower
>> Rd. and Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back
>> to my computer now, or I would have written earlier.
>>
>> The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near
>> the beak and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers
>> on the forehead are a dead-on match.
>>
>> I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost
>> completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be
>> extremely rare, right?
>>
>> I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe
>> even get another peek!
>>
>> All the best,
>> Shari
>>
>> Shari Edelson
>> Director of Horticulture & Curator
>> The Arboretum at Penn State
>> 320 Forest Resources Bldg.
>> University Park, PA 16802
>> (814) 865-8080 <tel:%28814%29%20865-8080> Office
>> (443) 418-8731 <tel:%28443%29%20418-8731> Cell
>> <ske13...> <mailto:<ske13...>
>> arboretum.psu.edu <http://arboretum.psu.edu/>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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Date: 4/5/17 12:24 pm
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
It has been in PA before. According to my email archives:
2003 next to the Williamsport Regional Airport
2005 near Ligonier, Westmoreland county

Bob Fowles

> On Apr 5, 2017, at 2:03 PM, Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...> wrote:
>
> Jen,
> I chased after a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in New Hampshire last fall. The bird was widely seen and photographed throughout the afternoon and evening of the day it was discovered, but it disappeared overnight. I had the exact same experience in Iowa a decade ago. I would strongly encourage anyone thinking of going after this bird to do it today.
> Cheers,
> Jason Hill
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Jen Lee <jal21...> <mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
> It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported & photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603>
>
> Perhaps it has made its way here !
>
> Jen Lee
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shari Edelson" <ske13...> <mailto:<ske13...>>
> To: "BIRD CLUB" <SCBIRDCL...> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
> Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
>
> This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a subscriber for a few years now.
>
> The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!
>
> Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now, or I would have written earlier.
>
> The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are a dead-on match.
>
> I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely rare, right?
>
> I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get another peek!
>
> All the best,
> Shari
>
> Shari Edelson
> Director of Horticulture & Curator
> The Arboretum at Penn State
> 320 Forest Resources Bldg.
> University Park, PA 16802
> (814) 865-8080 <tel:%28814%29%20865-8080> Office
> (443) 418-8731 <tel:%28443%29%20418-8731> Cell
> <ske13...> <mailto:<ske13...>
> arboretum.psu.edu <http://arboretum.psu.edu/>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 4/5/17 11:41 am
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - NOT YET
I was just out in the area for about 20 mins. Didn't see it, lots of OPP vehicle traffic during the day thru Services road. Likely pushed out of that area. I'm thinking best bets are Arboretum lands north of their bldgs or fields east of stadium/baseball field down toward the PSU retention pond. Saw 2 other birders along Services in cars (one playing calls) and 2 on foot in Arboretum land. GOOD LUCK ALL !

Jen Lee


From: "Mark Bonta" <markabonta...>
To: "Jen Lee" <jal21...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:03:00 PM
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus

Would be a county first - and I assume those in the area are already on it. Juniata Co had a record in 2014, Lycoming in 2003. Fork-tailed Flycatcher is also a possibility--can't think what else.




From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus

It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported & photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603

Perhaps it has made its way here !

Jen Lee

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shari Edelson" < <ske13...> >
To: "BIRD CLUB" < <SCBIRDCL...> >
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus

This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a subscriber for a few years now.

The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!

Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now, or I would have written earlier.

The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are a dead-on match.

I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely rare, right?

I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get another peek!

All the best,
Shari

Shari Edelson
Director of Horticulture & Curator
The Arboretum at Penn State
320 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-8080 Office
(443) 418-8731 Cell
<ske13...>
arboretum.psu.edu




 

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Date: 4/5/17 11:14 am
From: Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
Jen,
I chased after a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in New Hampshire last fall. The
bird was widely seen and photographed throughout the afternoon and evening
of the day it was discovered, but it disappeared overnight. I had the exact
same experience in Iowa a decade ago. I would strongly encourage anyone
thinking of going after this bird to do it today.
Cheers,
Jason Hill


On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Jen Lee <jal21...> wrote:

> It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported &
> photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S35626603
>
> Perhaps it has made its way here !
>
> Jen Lee
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shari Edelson" <ske13...>
> To: "BIRD CLUB" <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
> Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
>
> This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a
> subscriber for a few years now.
>
> The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a
> scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!
>
> Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and
> Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now,
> or I would have written earlier.
>
> The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak
> and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are
> a dead-on match.
>
> I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost
> completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely
> rare, right?
>
> I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get
> another peek!
>
> All the best,
> Shari
>
> Shari Edelson
> Director of Horticulture & Curator
> The Arboretum at Penn State
> 320 Forest Resources Bldg.
> University Park, PA 16802
> (814) 865-8080 Office
> (443) 418-8731 Cell
> <ske13...>
> arboretum.psu.edu
>

 

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Date: 4/5/17 10:49 am
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: Re: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
It would be very rare ! Checking eBird there was one reported & photographed in Ocean City NJ on March 1-13 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35626603

Perhaps it has made its way here !

Jen Lee

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shari Edelson" <ske13...>
To: "BIRD CLUB" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:55:09 PM
Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus

This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a subscriber for a few years now.

The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!

Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now, or I would have written earlier.

The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are a dead-on match.

I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely rare, right?

I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get another peek!

All the best,
Shari

Shari Edelson
Director of Horticulture & Curator
The Arboretum at Penn State
320 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-8080 Office
(443) 418-8731 Cell
<ske13...>
arboretum.psu.edu
 

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Date: 4/5/17 10:06 am
From: Shari Edelson <ske13...>
Subject: Scissor-tailed flycatcher - possible sighting on PSU campus
This is the first time I've ever posted to this listserve, but I've been a subscriber for a few years now.

The reason I'm writing is that I am almost positive that I saw a scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Penn State campus this morning!

Location was Big Hollow Rd., between the intersections with Tower Rd. and Services Rd. Time was about 9am - I'm just getting back to my computer now, or I would have written earlier.

The extremely long tail feathers, dark band of coloration near the beak and eye, overall size, and fluffed-up crest of feathers on the forehead are a dead-on match.

I am an amateur/hobbyist as far as bird ID goes, but I am almost completely positive that this is what I saw - which would be extremely rare, right?

I hope someone else can get out to look for this bird and maybe even get another peek!

All the best,
Shari

Shari Edelson
Director of Horticulture & Curator
The Arboretum at Penn State
320 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-8080 Office
(443) 418-8731 Cell
<ske13...>
arboretum.psu.edu
 

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Date: 4/5/17 9:43 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: April 5th Migration Morning
Greetings all,

Bald Eagle, Common Loon, Winter Wren, Blue-headed Vireo and 45 other species contributed to this morning’s walk — a great way to kick off our 20th year of the Spring Migration Morning program. Our group of 23 spent the first half hour along the shore of Lake Perez and then walked to the boardwalk and back. Additional highlights included a singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a pair of sapsuckers, a variety of waterfowl and of course, Osprey. Wednesday walks will continue through mid-May, 7 to 8:30 am and we will meet at the Stone Valley main office parking area.

Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their support of Migration Morning program.

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 5, 2017 6:55 AM - 8:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 3
Ring-necked Duck 23
Bufflehead 6
Hooded Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 16 Birds observed (m.o.) on Lake Perez with a spotting scope under good conditions.
Common Loon 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 2
Ring-billed Gull 4
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 6
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 6
Pine Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 18
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Purple Finch 5
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35711894 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35711894>


Doug Wentzel, Jon Kauffman and Joshua Potter

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: 4/5/17 3:58 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (04 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
04, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 5 21 Turkey Vulture 0 23 288
Osprey 0 9 12 Bald Eagle 0 12 33 Northern Harrier 0 9 17 Sharp-shinned Hawk
3 33 87 Cooper's Hawk 0 2 9 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4
35 Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 99 235 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 6 177 American Kestrel 0 12 36 Merlin 0 1 3 Peregrine Falcon
0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 6 Unknown Buteo 0 0 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 4 8 Total: 5 223 974
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 11:00:00 Observation end time: 16:15:00 Total
observation time: 5.25 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers:
Weather: A mix of sun and clouds, with a few strong rain showers sweeping
over the ridge at times. Pretty incredible day for cloud-watching, as each
set of showers looked like the end of the world was coming. Very strong
winds started roughly SSW but were variably gusting from the SW to N by the
afternoon. Temperature ranged from 16C - 23C. Raptor Observations:
Afternoon winds may have been too variable to sustain a flight; the only
birds I had were moving between the showers. Non-raptor Observations:
Migrants: COLO - 2 Others: GCKI - 5; AMRO - 2; AMGO - 2; DEJU - 3; BCCH -
1; PIWO - 2; CORA - 2 Predictions: Clear and warm with light WNW winds;
should be some birds moving.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/4/17 10:17 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 2 Banding
A good day and a bad day at banding at the Air Quality Site of The Arboretum at Penn State. "Good" in that the rain stopped shortly after our normal set-up time and didn't return until we were finished for the day. "Bad" in that we captured few birds. Only 6 birds of 3 species handled today.
Thanks to our 8 volunteers who chanced that the rainy weather would stay away!
Next banding day is Thursday, April 6, weather permitting at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Am. Robin 3

Recaptures:
Am. Robin banded 4/12/2016


 

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Date: 4/4/17 8:35 am
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: spotting scope info for Meopta?
Does anyone own or have experience with a spotting scope brand Meopta ? They have a scope called MeoPro 20-60x80 HD that looks similar in design to the Swarovsky model (not the latest). For that matter - anyone own a Cabela's brand scope? I'm looking at the scopes with the focus on the full barrel vs the older small knob focus.

MeoSold at Cabela's in Hamburg and possibly a place called Euro Optics in Montoursville. I've looked at Lost Creek - they don't carry the Meopro or the Cabela's of'course.

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

 

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Date: 4/4/17 4:44 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (03 Apr 2017) 136 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
03, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 5 5 21 Turkey Vulture 14 23 288
Osprey 8 9 12 Bald Eagle 6 12 33 Northern Harrier 7 9 17 Sharp-shinned Hawk
27 30 84 Cooper's Hawk 2 2 9 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 3 4
35 Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1 Red-tailed Hawk 42 97 233 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0
1 Golden Eagle 4 6 177 American Kestrel 10 12 36 Merlin 1 1 3 Peregrine
Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 3 3 6 Unknown Buteo 0 0 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0
0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 3 4 8 Total: 136 218 969
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 18:00:00 Total
observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Bob
Fredrick, Chuck Widmann, Joe Verica, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Jon Kauffman
Weather: Partly cloudy early with moderate E winds. Dark clouds built
throughout the day, mostly to the south as rain moved into the area.
Overcast by the end of the day, with stronger winds having shifted around
to the SE. Raptor Observations: Good flight today, including the first
Broad-winged Hawk of the season at 1208 EST. The final Golden Eagle of the
day appeared very close over the trees on the SE side of the ridge with a
raven practically riding on its back. The raven "escorted" the eagle across
the powerline cut before circling back around. Fewer adult eagles these
days, it seems. GOEA: 1215 Unk, 1305 Unk, 1328 Juv, 1435 Sub BAEA: 1129
Imm, 1248 Imm, 1333 Imm, 1430 Imm, 1535 Imm, 1630 Imm Non-raptor
Observations: Notably more songbirds around the ridge today. There were
multiple mixed flocks along the ridge, including notably increased numbers
of kinglets, juncos and creepers. The kinglets and juncos were practicing
their songs a bit, the first time I've heard such this spring. GOEA: 1215
Unk, 1305 Unk, 1328 Juv, 1435 Sub BAEA: 1129 Imm, 1248 Imm, 1333 Imm, 1430
Imm, 1535 Imm, 1630 Imm Predictions: Rain early, though likely clearing up
somewhat by late morning. Potentially very strong WSW winds in the
afternoon. Tough to say how much of a flight there will be.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/3/17 4:47 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Kestrels in Stone Valley (Hunt Co.)
On Sat (4/1) - I drove 32 miles of roads in Stone Valley, around Saulsburg/Mooresville/Cottage. About 2 hrs.

In that distance, I found 16 Kestrels. At least 6, maybe 8 were in obvious pairs (i.e. 3 or 4 pairs) presumably on territory. Some I suspect were migrants moving through.

The eagle was sitting on the nest still at McMahon Rd, as previously reported here.

Greg

Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
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Date: 4/2/17 7:29 pm
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (02 Apr 2017) 51 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
02, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 16 Turkey Vulture 7 9 274
Osprey 1 1 4 Bald Eagle 1 6 27 Northern Harrier 2 2 10 Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
3 57 Cooper's Hawk 0 0 7 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 32
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 33 55 191 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 2 173 American Kestrel 2 2 26 Merlin 0 0 2 Peregrine Falcon
0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3 Unknown Buteo 0 0 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 1 1 5 Total: 51 82 833
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: Kelly Sitch Weather: Clear and cool early with variable
clouds throughout the day and an eventual high around 62F. Winds started
light and W, intensifying and turning to the NW by the end of the day.
Raptor Observations: Continued strong movement of Red-tails today with a
smattering of other raptors. GOEA: 1256 Sub BAEA: 1158 Imm Non-raptor
Observations: Migrants: COGR - 7; DCCO - 13; Merganser sp 2; TRES - 6; COLO
- 5; HERG -2 Other birds detected: TUVU - 8; BLVU - 5; AMCR - 2; CORA - 2;
EAPH - 2; DOWO - 1; GCKI - 3; BCCH - 2; AMGO - 5; HOFI - 1; WBNU - 1; MODO
- 2; SOSP 1; AMRO - 2 Predictions: Warm with moderate SE winds and possible
late afternoon showers. Should be some birds moving tomorrow.
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Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 4/2/17 4:08 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Sunday, April 2, 2017 7:06:45 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Apr 2017) 30 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 14 14 19
OS 1 1 1
BE 0 0 0
NH 1 1 1
SS 4 4 4
CH 0 0 0
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 1
BW 0 0 0
RT 10 10 16
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 7
AK 0 0 0
ML 0 0 1
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0
Total: 30 30 50

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
6

Weather:
Pt Cloudy, Light NW wind.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loons - 13


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

 

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Date: 4/2/17 12:32 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Golden-crowned Kinglets Hunters Cut, BESP
Hello All,
I saw and photographed 5 Golden-crowned Kinglets where the old road Sayers Dam ends at Sunken Rd.

Isn't technology grand!!!!???

These 3 photos were sent to my phone via wifi (parked in the car), edited and cropped with the Photoshop App, and now sent to you via email from my phone. And to think, I only had cardboard boxes and crayons and an etch-a-sketch as a child!

Also, the park BE's are nesting on the cove-side of the park this year. I watched one adult land at the nest, while the other adult was on the nest

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder












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Date: 4/2/17 7:17 am
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Eu Wigeon at Colyer





EUWI at Colyer.

Take care
Joe Verica


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Date: 4/2/17 4:44 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (01 Apr 2017) 31 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Apr
01, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 0 16 Turkey Vulture 2 2 267
Osprey 0 0 3 Bald Eagle 5 5 26 Northern Harrier 0 0 8 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
1 55 Cooper's Hawk 0 0 7 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 22 22 158 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 1 172 American Kestrel 0 0 24 Merlin 0 0 2 Peregrine Falcon
0 0 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3 Unknown Buteo 0 0 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 0 4 Total: 31 31 782
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total
observation time: 7.5 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers:
Visitors: Barbara Perkons, Didem Ikis Weather: 10-20 mph NW winds and a
high temperature around 40F. Low, thick clouds hung over the mountain all
day. Raptor Observations: Only a few things moving on the heavy air
including a number of adult Bald Eagles. GOEA: 1334 Ad BAEA: 0938 Ad, 1050
Ad, 1125 Sub, 1128 Ad, 1447 Ad; southbound 1012 Sub Non-raptor
Observations: All birds detected: TUVU - 10; AMRO - 3; CANG - 11; SOSP - 2;
CORA - 5; AMCR - 8; PIWO - 2; HAWO - 1; BCCH - 2; WBNU - 1 Migrants: COGR -
5; COLO - 7; RWBL - 2; AMGO - 7 Predictions: Clear, sunny and much warmer
with light to moderate WNW winds.
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Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 3/31/17 1:36 pm
From: Randy <rpoulsen47...>
Subject: FOY Towhee
We've had a male Eastern Towhee off and on all day in Park Forest.

-- Randy

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Date: 3/31/17 12:15 pm
From: NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...>
Subject: FOY
We had a Brown Thrasher here on the edges of Park Forest a short while ago.
Saw it first in the Rhododendron and then in the hemlocks.



 

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Date: 3/31/17 11:39 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Goshawk Training Workshop Saturday April 8- Penn State - UP - Volunteers needed
Sorry for all the emails today but needed to get this out. We will be
having a goshawk training workshop next Saturday. See information below.
Please pass on to others that might be interested.
Thanks
Margaret

*PA Goshawk Project - Volunteers needed*

The Pennsylvania Goshawk Project is a statewide citizen science effort to
better document the distribution and abundance of goshawks in Pennsylvania
during the breeding season. (http://www.pabiologicalsurvey.org/goshawk/ ). We
are seeking volunteers to help with surveys of goshawks during the breeding
season and to resurvey locations where goshawks were known to breed
historically. On April 8th we will hold our first PA Goshawk volunteer
training workshop. Goshawk biologists have joined with falconers to
provide a comprehensive overview of goshawk ecology and population trends
in Pennsylvania. Presentation topics include: goshawk identification and
behavior, survey techniques, regional trends in goshawk distribution and a
session with a live goshawk <Goshawk%20Training%20outline%20for%20link.docx>.
See schedule below. Volunteering is a great way to help protect this
species, use your birding skills, and get to know biologists, falconers and
other enthusiasts. Volunteering can take a few hours or whole days.

For additional information *and to sign up contact Chelsea DeMarco* (
<cmd428...>). There is no cost to attend the workshop but
pre-registration is required. *Also, please let us know if you would be
interested in volunteering but are unable to attend the workshop.*



Date: April 8th 2017

Time: 9am-1:45pm

Location: Penn State-University Park, Forest Resources Building




9:00 AM – *Welcome and introductions* –

9: 15- 9:30 – *Overview of the project* (Margaret Brittingham, Penn State
University)

9:30- 10:15 – *Overview of goshawk ecology and behavior* *in PA* (Dave
Brinker, Goshawk Biologist, Regional Ecologist, Maryland DCNR)

10:15-11:00 – *Searching for the elusive goshawk and its nest* – (Mike
Dupuy, Mike Dupuy Falconry )

11:00-11:30 *– Changes in Central Appalachian Goshawk populations* – (Dave
Brinker, Goshawk Biologist)

11:30-12:15 – *Systematic surveys* – (Ian Gardiner, Goshawk Biologist)

12:15-12:45 – Lunch on your own – Lunch available at creamery or pack a
lunch

12:45 – 1:15 – *Directed searches* for goshawks – (Dave Brinker, Goshawk
Biologist)

1:15-1:45 - *Requests for volunteers* – Volunteer sign up

 

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Date: 3/31/17 10:49 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Bridget Stutchbury presentation 5:00 pm April 5th 112 FRB
FYI- Bridget Stutchbury will be on campus on April 5th and will be giving a
presentation at 5:00 pm. There will be a reception after the
presentation. If you have one of her books, feel free to bring to have her
sign. Unfortunately, the bookstore was unable to obtain copies so we won't
have any to sell.

 

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Date: 3/31/17 10:40 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walks
Migration is on and the Arboretum at Penn State Avian Education program
will host Arboretum bird walks starting Thursday April 13. Walks start at
8:00 AM and end at 9:30 AM. Meet at the Arboretum Pavilion parking area
(off Park Avenue across from Law School). All levels of experience are
welcome. Walks will be cancelled with steady rain. Note, our last walk of
the season will be at SGL 176 (Scotia).

Arboretum Bird Walks

Thursday April 13

Thursday April 20

Thursday April 27

Thursday May 4

Thursday May 11 (*Meeting at SGL 176, Scotia Range Road. We will be
meeting at the weather station which is located on Scotia Range Road, 1.4
miles from the intersection of Scotia Road and Scotia Range Road)*

 

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Date: 3/31/17 6:35 am
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Tussey Mt update
We counted 111 golden eagles last week, our third highest one-week total,
after 133 in both 2010 and 2015. The peak golden eagle period was the
latest we have documented, which is not intuitive given the recent mild
winter. With 171 golden eagles counted to date, we are on pace to record at
least an average number (16-year average=182, 10-year average=194) and
possibly reach 200 (i.e. Jon Kauffman territory, his totals when counter
were 200, 201, 201). Our golden eagle sightings have leveled off to a few
per day. See attached chart.

In the last 10 days, migration of other raptors, particularly accipiters,
red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks, and kestrels, has significantly
increased. The first osprey was on Wednesday. The 751 raptors by the end of
March is typical. We count the largest number in April.

We typically see our first broad-winged hawk during the first week of
April, with larger numbers starting around April 10. Historically,
broad-wings are our most numerous migrant raptor.

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 3/31/17 5:44 am
From: Lewis Grove <zugunlew...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2017) 65 Raptors
*Tussey Mountain State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Mar
30, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 14 16 Turkey Vulture 12 215
265 Osprey 1 3 3 Bald Eagle 2 20 21 Northern Harrier 0 7 8 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 20 53 54 Cooper's Hawk 0 7 7 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered
Hawk 1 30 31 Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0 Red-tailed Hawk 20 130 136
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1 Golden Eagle 4 153 171 American Kestrel 5 24 24
Merlin 0 2 2 Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3 Unknown Buteo 0
4 4 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 3 4 Total: 65
670 751
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 12:45:00 Total
observation time: 3.75 hours Official Counter: Lewis Grove Observers: Bob
Fredrick, Jason Beale, Joe Verica, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: Jason Beale and
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Golden Eagle class visited
today. They were treated to a really superb view of a Golden Eagle close to
the ridge and were generally excited to see migrating hawks. Weather:
Overcast with moderate SE winds and a high around 42F. Early afternoon rain
cut the count short. Raptor Observations: A good push of birds moving ahead
of the rain. GOEA: 0909 Unk, 0947 Sub, 1129 Unk, 1151 Sub BAEA: 0912 Ad,
1139 Ad Non-raptor Observations: We have had small groups of Golden-crowned
Kinglets present at the watch over the past week or so, presumably migrants
on their way north. Other birds seemingly migrating: COGR - 7; EUST; 1;
TRES; CANG; COLO - 3 Predictions: Looks like a washout; rain and fog
predicted for most of the day.
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Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...> <zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> *

 

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Date: 3/31/17 3:27 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Tuesday Banding
Make that Tuesday (not Wednesday) April 4 for next bird banding.
Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 3/31/17 3:19 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Cancelled

Bird banding for today March 31 is cancelled due to predicted on/off rain.
Next scheduled day is Wednesday, April 4 at the Air Quality site.

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


 

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