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9/23/17 11:25 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Fwd: Day 8 Banding
9/22/17 4:57 pm John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...> Re: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Prince G. jaeger ID
9/22/17 2:16 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Sep 2017) 38 Raptors
9/22/17 1:41 pm Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Prince G. jaeger ID
9/22/17 7:14 am Joe Verica <joeverica...> Lincoln's Sparrows - Haugh
9/22/17 5:07 am Jen Lee <jal21...> Virginia Beach Birding Areas ?
9/21/17 4:59 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
9/21/17 11:39 am Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...> Winter Finch Forecast 2017- 18
9/21/17 11:07 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 7
9/20/17 3:59 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
9/20/17 11:54 am Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Tues Stone Mt pictures
9/20/17 9:44 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> September 20th Migration Morning, Fog edition
9/20/17 8:39 am John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> Re: ID needed
9/20/17 8:22 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Re: ID needed
9/19/17 3:41 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2017) 359 Raptors
9/19/17 11:04 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 6
9/18/17 5:30 pm John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> ID needed
9/18/17 3:45 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2017) 391 Raptors
9/17/17 6:23 pm John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...> Parasitic Jaeger Prince Gallitzin SP
9/17/17 5:44 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Sunday hawk watch pictures
9/17/17 4:27 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2017) 933 Raptors
9/16/17 7:08 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jack's Mountain 9/16/17
9/15/17 3:51 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> fledgling Northern Cardinal molting to subadult
9/15/17 3:28 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Sep 2017) 140 Raptors
9/15/17 1:38 pm Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Follow-up to Possible Anhinga, Centre County
9/15/17 12:40 pm Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Possible Anhinga, Centre County
9/15/17 11:15 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 5
9/15/17 9:40 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Sep 15, 2017
9/15/17 6:11 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Sep 14, 2017
9/14/17 4:18 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jacks Mountain 9/14/2017
9/14/17 3:21 pm John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...> Fwd: Special Celebration Invitation
9/14/17 8:01 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk
9/13/17 11:48 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> September 13th Migration Morning at Shaver's Creek
9/13/17 10:25 am JAMES WILLIAM DUNN <jwd6...> Red-headed woodpecker
9/13/17 9:51 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Field Trip Announcement
9/13/17 8:07 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Banding Day 4
9/12/17 6:28 pm Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> kettles of Broad-Winged Hawks near Stormstown
9/12/17 3:54 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Sep 2017) 71 Raptors
9/12/17 10:45 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: halo and broad-wings
9/12/17 10:43 am Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> Re: halo and broad-wings
9/12/17 10:12 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> halo and broad-wings
9/12/17 5:59 am Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...> Re: RTHU
9/12/17 4:45 am Richard Sprott <sprottrichard...> Re: RTHU
9/12/17 4:27 am Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> Re: RTHU
9/11/17 7:02 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jacks Mountain 9/11/2017
9/11/17 5:25 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Sep 2017) 112 Raptors
9/11/17 10:54 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Day 3 Banding
9/11/17 10:23 am John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...> Re: The Big Sit
9/11/17 9:42 am Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...> Re: hawk in Tudek Park
9/11/17 8:17 am Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...> hawk in Tudek Park
9/10/17 3:20 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (10 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
9/10/17 3:57 am NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...> Re: RTHU
9/9/17 8:23 pm Carla Hass <calisto...> Re: RTHU
9/9/17 7:24 pm Charles Hoyer <charma77...> Re: RTHU
9/9/17 6:57 pm James Curtis <jcurtis1953...> Re: RTHU
9/9/17 5:24 pm Leslie Demmert <ldemmert...> Re: RTHU
9/9/17 5:00 pm Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...> Re: RTHU
9/9/17 4:56 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> RTHU
9/8/17 7:55 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Plovers and a Peregrine
9/8/17 2:20 pm David Facey <dcf2005...> FW: Game Commission is seeking any info on mutilated animals on campus
9/7/17 4:04 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Sep 2017) 23 Raptors
9/7/17 2:44 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jack's Mountain 9/7/2017
9/7/17 11:17 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Day 2 Banding
9/7/17 7:55 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk
9/7/17 5:51 am Susan Braun <braun3112...> Fwd: JVAS Field Trip reminder Wonders of Wetlands
9/6/17 12:40 pm Jen Lee <jal21...> birding gear cheap
9/6/17 11:01 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> September 6th Migration Morning at Shaver's Creek
9/6/17 7:28 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk Thurs Sept 7
9/6/17 6:43 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES
9/6/17 6:26 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES
9/5/17 8:55 pm NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...> FW: eBird Report - Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Sep 5, 2017
9/5/17 10:04 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Fall Banding Day 1
9/5/17 6:56 am Alyssia Church <alyssia.church...> Re: American Golden-Plover - Huntingdon County
9/5/17 6:04 am DNADEB <dsg4...> Re: American Golden-Plover - Huntingdon County
9/5/17 6:04 am Karl <karls...> Eagles
9/4/17 5:31 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> American Golden-Plover - Huntingdon County
9/4/17 4:30 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Sep 2017) 4 Raptors
9/3/17 3:42 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Sep 2017) 3 Raptors
9/1/17 4:53 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Stone Mountain 9/1/2017
9/1/17 12:00 pm Joe Gyekis <j99...> Fall Meeting Schedule
8/31/17 2:25 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (31 Aug 2017) 30 Raptors
8/31/17 1:39 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Common Nighthawks
8/30/17 5:06 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Aug 2017) 11 Raptors
8/30/17 2:46 pm Doug Wentzel <djw105...> Migration Morning bird walk, August 30th
8/30/17 10:34 am Joseph Verica <joeverica...> Scotia Warblers
8/29/17 4:49 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Shaver's Creek Migration Morning Walk
8/28/17 5:56 pm Joe Gyekis <j99...> talking about birds with the public at Musser Gap on Oct 1
8/26/17 7:01 pm Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...> Fwd: Re: Jaeger over Williamsport
8/26/17 6:58 pm Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...> Pelagic birds in the area?
8/26/17 10:48 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Aug 26, 2017
 
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Date: 9/23/17 11:25 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Fwd: Day 8 Banding







-----Original Message-----
From: bluebird6771 <bluebird6771...>
To: gwg2 <gwg2...>; nickbolgiano <nickbolgiano...>; njbutkovich <njbutkovich...>; rbf <rbf...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 23, 2017 2:24 pm
Subject: Day 8 Banding


A fair morning of banding at the Botanic Gardens of The Arboretum at Penn State today. Twenty-one birds of seven species handled. Catbirds continue to lead the way with a Swainson's Thrush the best bird of the day. Thanks to our six helpers of the morning and 24 others who stopped to visit and enjoy a close up look.
Next banding is Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Downy Woodpecker 2
T. Titmouse 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
G. Catbird 10
N. Cardinal 1
Am. Goldfinch 2

Recaptures:
G.Catbird banded 9/14/16 at the Air Quality site
N. Cardinal banded 3/30/16 at the Air Quality site
House Finch banded 10/15/16

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




 

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Date: 9/22/17 4:57 pm
From: John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Prince G. jaeger ID
Hi birding friends,

There is a good discussion on Facebook PA birders page about this sighting.
I don't claim to be an expert on Jaegers so I am happy to admit when I am wrong, however not sure if Alex is right in his argument or id of LTJA. A juvenile LTJA would display a more prevalent white belly and even a black barring on upper and undertail coverts, this bird was warm brown, whereas a LTJA would be more gray. Also too much white on upper side of wing tips.

So, if you happened to have traveled to see the Jaeger, don't automatically change your id due to Alex comments, because there are other birders who support a PAJA ID.

Happy birding,

John Carter




On Friday, September 22, 2017 Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> wrote:



Carl


Begin forwarded message:

From: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...>
Date: September 22, 2017 at 4:14:28 PM EDT
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Prince G. jaeger ID
Reply-To: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...>

I've just had a few minutes to catch up with the photo documentation of the recent jaeger sighting at Prince Gallitzin SP and the photos show a very clear juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger, not a Parasitic as it has been IDed on eBird. Some important ID features separating this from a juvenile Parasitic are....

-small head with large eye
-short bill with bulbous tip
-very light plumage with blonde tips to mantle feathers
-dark primaries with only a very thin pale edge to each primary tip
-tail length meets primary length when floating

Photo documentation of the bird: https://ebird.org/media/catalog?date.beginMonth=1&searchField=species&date.beginYear=2017&date.endYear=2017&taxonCode=parjae&view=Gallery&regionCode=US-PA&action=show&date.yearRange=YCURRENT&date.endMonth=12&onlyUnrated=false&date.monthRange=M1TO12&start=0&count=30&mediaType=Audio,Photo,Video&sort=upload_date_desc&q=Parasitic%20Jaeger%20-%20Stercorarius%20parasiticus&species=Parasitic%20Jaeger%20-%20Stercorarius%20parasiticus&region=Pennsylvania,%20United%20States%20(US)


Alex Lamoreaux


I'm out birding, so this email was sent from my iPhone!


 

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Date: 9/22/17 2:16 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Sep 2017) 38 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 5:15 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Sep 2017) 38 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Sep 22, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 5 34 40
BE 2 22 38
NH 1 8 10
SS 9 65 69
CH 2 14 15
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 5 6
BW 16 2385 2418
RT 0 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 3 23 30
ML 0 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 5
*Total:* 38 2577 2651

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano


*Visitors:*
Jay Zook

*Weather:*
Wind NNE 1-2 mph, sky mostly clear, temp 21-28C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1156 Imm, 1240 Imm AK: 3 males

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Double-crested Cormorant-17, Chimney Swift-6, Tree Swallow-3, monarchs-46

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=22>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09>]

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

 

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Date: 9/22/17 1:41 pm
From: Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Prince G. jaeger ID


Carl

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...>
> Date: September 22, 2017 at 4:14:28 PM EDT
> To: <PABIRDS...>
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Prince G. jaeger ID
> Reply-To: Alex Lamoreaux <aslamoreaux...>
>
> I've just had a few minutes to catch up with the photo documentation of the recent jaeger sighting at Prince Gallitzin SP and the photos show a very clear juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger, not a Parasitic as it has been IDed on eBird. Some important ID features separating this from a juvenile Parasitic are.....
>
> -small head with large eye
> -short bill with bulbous tip
> -very light plumage with blonde tips to mantle feathers
> -dark primaries with only a very thin pale edge to each primary tip
> -tail length meets primary length when floating
>
> Photo documentation of the bird: https://ebird.org/media/catalog?date.beginMonth=1&searchField=species&date.beginYear=2017&date.endYear=2017&taxonCode=parjae&view=Gallery&regionCode=US-PA&action=show&date.yearRange=YCURRENT&date.endMonth=12&onlyUnrated=false&date.monthRange=M1TO12&start=0&count=30&mediaType=Audio,Photo,Video&sort=upload_date_desc&q=Parasitic%20Jaeger%20-%20Stercorarius%20parasiticus&species=Parasitic%20Jaeger%20-%20Stercorarius%20parasiticus&region=Pennsylvania,%20United%20States%20(US)
>
>
> Alex Lamoreaux
>
>
> I'm out birding, so this email was sent from my iPhone!

 

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Date: 9/22/17 7:14 am
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrows - Haugh
Lots of LISPs at Haugh Preserve.

Take care
Joe Verica



Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/22/17 5:07 am
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: Virginia Beach Birding Areas ?
Does anyone have any suggestions for hot spots you've enjoyed in the Virginia Beach area? I'm headed there next week.
I've seen these areas on eBird/maps/etc that I plan on checking out Back Ba, False Cape, First Landing.

It looks like there is an area on the southern end of Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel with car access and some reported seabird sightings - wondering on the best timing for that location if anyone has experience there?

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

 

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Date: 9/21/17 4:59 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors



Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 29 35
BE 0 20 36
NH 0 7 9
SS 6 56 60
CH 1 12 13
NG 0 0 0
RS 2 5 6
BW 49 2369 2402
RT 0 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 20 27
ML 0 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 5
Total: 59 2539 2613

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Trudy Kyler
Observers: Betsy Manlove, Bill Chambers, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Kestrel 1 female TV-4 BV-1

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-20 Blk-th Green 1, Chimney Swift-1, Raven-7, Rufous-sided Towhee-1, Carolina Wren-1, Pileated WP-2


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=21 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/21/17 11:39 am
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Winter Finch Forecast 2017- 18

Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast for 2017-2018 is out. Here is a link to it:

http://www.jeaniron.ca/2017/wf... http://www.jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm


Wayne Laubscher

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

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Date: 9/21/17 11:07 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 7
Good numbers this morning (Catbirds that is!) with 28 birds of 7 species handled. New for the season was the first Swainson's Thrush.
Thanks to our volunteer helpers of the day. Next banding is this Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 am-11 am at the Botanic Gardens site of the Arboretum. Look for our banding canopy tent directly behind the Overlook Pavilion.

New Banded:
BC Chickadee 2
G. Catbird 17
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
C. Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 1
N. Cardinal 3

Recaptures:
BC Chickadee 9/11/17
#2 BC Chickadee 9/11/17

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


 

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Date: 9/20/17 3:59 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
Good count of Monarchs today - 59. Mostly during 2-4 EST


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:57:55 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 29 35
BE 1 20 36
NH 0 7 9
SS 6 50 54
CH 0 11 12
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 3 4
BW 34 2320 2353
RT 0 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 5 19 26
ML 0 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 5 5
Total: 50 2480 2554

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
Jim Dunn

Weather:
Totally blue all day. Very light NW.

Raptor Observations:
BE - Imm - 1245 AK - 2M, 2F, 1Unk

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 59, Most between 2-4 EST BLBW


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=20 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/20/17 11:54 am
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Tues Stone Mt pictures
our broad-winged hawk season looks like it will be one of the top 3 in 23
years - PA sites have been benefiting from east winds

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 9/20/17 9:44 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: September 20th Migration Morning, Fog edition
Greetings all,

Visibility was a little challenging as the dense fog did not lift until 9:30, however the weather did not dampen the good cheer. Our group of twenty enjoyed hearing/seeing a flock of geese emerge from the mist, along with a very vocal gathering of American Goldfinches. Other highlights included a vocalizing Eastern Screech-Owl, cooperative Eastern Phoebes, and a glimpse at a small group of warblers. Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their continued support, and our final walk of the series is next Wednesday, September 27th from 7:30 to 9 am.

Best,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Protocol: Traveling
30 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 65
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 9
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Mourning Dove 3
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Common Raven 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 9
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 4
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
American Goldfinch 80 Large flock in pine trees near the Stone Valley office; birds counted as moved from the area.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39298501 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39298501>

Doug Wentzel
Program Director & Naturalist

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

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


 

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Date: 9/20/17 8:39 am
From: John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: ID needed
Thank you everyone for all the ID help on what appears to be the female Scarlet Tanager. The bill looked pretty big to us and now we know the Summer Tanager must have a very big bill! Also, the other suggested markings were very helpful. John and Linda 
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:22:42 AM EDT, Julia Plummer <julia...> wrote:

Hi,
The wings look dark enough for a female Scarlet Tanager.  The bill shape also doesn't look long enough to be a summer tanager.
Julia
On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:29 PM, John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> wrote:

Tonight we had this lovely bird in our Sugar Maple here in Stormstown. We can't figure out if it is a Scarlet Tanager or Summer Tanager and hope someone will clarify it for us. I have attached 2 photos.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Linda & John Stevens


 

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Date: 9/20/17 8:22 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Re: ID needed
Hi,

The wings look dark enough for a female Scarlet Tanager. The bill shape
also doesn't look long enough to be a summer tanager.

Julia

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:29 PM, John & Linda <
<000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Tonight we had this lovely bird in our Sugar Maple here in Stormstown. We
> can't figure out if it is a Scarlet Tanager or Summer Tanager and hope
> someone will clarify it for us. I have attached 2 photos.
>
> Thank you in advance for your help!
>
> Linda & John Stevens
>

 

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Date: 9/19/17 3:41 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2017) 359 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2017) 359 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Sep 19, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 4 28 34
BE 0 19 35
NH 3 7 9
SS 7 44 48
CH 4 11 12
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 3
BW 340 2286 2319
RT 0 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 14 21
ML 0 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 3
*Total:* 359 2430 2504

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

*Weather:*
Morning: Wind E 1-3 mph, low clouds and limited visibility, temp 19-21C
Afternoon: Wind N 1-3 mph then variable 1-3, sunny, temp 24-25C

*Raptor Observations:*
AK: 1 male most birds were in the 3 hours immediately after the clouds
lifted

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2, N. Parula-1, Blackpoll Warbler-1, Black-throated
Green Warbler-2

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=19>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09>]

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Date: 9/19/17 11:04 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 6
Our best day of the season thus far. High total numbers (thanks to Catbirds) and several new species for the season including Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee (first time ever), Blue-headed Vireo, Connecticut Warbler (3rd time in eight years) and Song Sparrow.
Many thanks to our seven volunteer helpers. Next banding day is Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Downy Woodpecker 1
E. Wood-Pewee 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Gray Catbird 17
Ovenbird 1
Connecticut Warbler 1
Hooded Warbler 1
N. Cardinal 1
Song Sparrow 1

Recaptures:
Downy Woodpecker banded 4/12/16
Blue Jay banded 10/8/10 (now 7 years old)
Wood Thrush banded 5/3/17
Gray Catbird banded 10/19/16
Gray Catbird banded 9/15/17

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



 

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Date: 9/18/17 5:30 pm
From: John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...>
Subject: ID needed
Tonight we had this lovely bird in our Sugar Maple here in Stormstown. We can't figure out if it is a Scarlet Tanager or Summer Tanager and hope someone will clarify it for us. I have attached 2 photos.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Linda & John Stevens
 

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Date: 9/18/17 3:45 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2017) 391 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 6:43:35 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2017) 391 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 24 30
BE 0 19 35
NH 0 4 6
SS 3 37 41
CH 0 7 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 2 3
BW 380 1946 1979
RT 2 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 13 20
ML 1 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 3 3
Total: 391 2071 2145

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Deb Grove, Greg Grove, Ron Crandall


Visitors:
5

Weather:
Heavy fog until 1030 EST, the partly, mostly cloudy with light east wind. Warm

Raptor Observations:
277 BWs during 11-12 EST hour AK - 1 M, 1 Unk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 6 Swainson Thr (2), NAWA, MAWA (2), BTBW (2), BBWA Barred Owl called through the thick fog early


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=18 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/17/17 6:23 pm
From: John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Parasitic Jaeger Prince Gallitzin SP
Hi birding friends,

My wife and I had a juvenile Parasitic Jaeger, light morph at Prince Gallitzin SP. Cambria co. today 9/17/17 around 1pm. Appeared more warmer brown than gray. Bill base was pale in color with black tip, nape seemed streaked. It was out from the marina, would move frequently with boats passing, but would stay between the beach and marina on the water.

Cheers,

John Carter


 

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Date: 9/17/17 5:44 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Sunday hawk watch pictures
the day featured 576 broad-wings in 10 minutes and then 211 broad-wings in
another 10 minutes an hour later

 

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Date: 9/17/17 4:27 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2017) 933 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 7:26 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2017) 933 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Sep 17, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 23 29
BE 2 19 35
NH 2 4 6
SS 11 34 38
CH 0 7 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 913 1566 1599
RT 1 10 13
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 11 18
ML 1 2 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2
*Total:* 933 1680 1754

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano


*Visitors:*
Abby Hileman, Peggy and Lou Saporito

*Weather:*
Wind E 1-7 mph, sky mostly sunny, temp 21-25C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1142 Ad, 1402 Imm BW: 4th highest daily count, most came late AK: 1
unkown

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Chimney Swift-28, Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1, Ovenbird-1, monarchs-46

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=17>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09>]

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Date: 9/16/17 7:08 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jack's Mountain 9/16/17
A push of Broad-winged Hawks was seen throughout the state today. Below is
Jack's report as well as BWHA numbers from other sites

Alleghany Front - 531
Bake Oven Knob - 595
Hawk Mountain - 1596
Second Mountain - 936
Stone - 320
Waggoner's Gap - 443


*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 3 14 14 Bald
Eagle 10 44 44 Northern Harrier 1 10 10 Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 21 21 Cooper's
Hawk 2 4 4 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3 Broad-winged
Hawk 1167 2951 2951 Red-tailed Hawk 5 8 8 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden
Eagle 0 0 0 American Kestrel 5 24 24 Merlin 0 2 2 Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 1 1 Black Vulture 0 9 9 Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Total: 1198 3093 3093
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:15:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total
observation time: 6.75 hours Official Counter: Mark Shope Observers: Ken
Tucker Visitors: Ken Tucker. Weather: Light winds from the SE. Clear early
and cloudy later in the day. Raptor Observations: Adult BE's 10:35,: 10:36,
11:03, 11:18, 2@ 11:42, 1:20. Immature BE's 11:15, 1:16, 2:00. Local TV's &
BV's. Non-raptor Observations: Pileated WP, Red-Bellied WP, Flicker, Blue
Jay, Morning Dove, Carolina Wren, Raven, Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, White
Breasted Nut Hatch, Palm & Yellow Warblers. 16 Monarchs, Red Spotted
Purple, Tiger & Spice Bush Swallowtail, Clouded Sulpfur. 11 Dragon Flies.
Predictions: Could be another good day with ESE winds predicted.*

 

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Date: 9/15/17 3:51 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: fledgling Northern Cardinal molting to subadult
Hello All,

Found this perfectly good Northern Cardinal fledgling at the bridge over
Bullet Run; perched in a rose thicket.

Zip on a Red-headed Woodpecker, darn it. Felt the need to send out a photo
from the day, regardless of bird subject.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 9/15/17 3:28 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Sep 2017) 140 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Sep 2017) 140 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Sep 15, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 20 26
BE 1 17 33
NH 0 1 3
SS 11 23 27
CH 1 3 4
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 122 333 366
RT 0 8 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 10 17
ML 1 1 2
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2
*Total:* 140 419 493

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano


*Visitors:*
Lou Saporito

*Weather:*
Wind N 1-2 mph, sky partly cloudy, temp 18-25C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1311 Imm, 4 not counted AK: 1 female, 1 unknown

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Chimney Swift-6, Ruby-throated Hummingbird-3, Red-headed Woodpecker-1, Am.
Redstart-1, Bay-breasted Warbler-2, Blackpoll Warbler-2, Magnolia
Warbler-1, Black-throated Blue Warbler-1, Yellow-rumped Warbler-1,
Black-throated Green Warbler-1, monarchs-7

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=15>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09>]

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Date: 9/15/17 1:38 pm
From: Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Follow-up to Possible Anhinga, Centre County
------ Original Message ------
Received: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:05:16 PM EDT
From: Brian Shema <bshema...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Follow-up to Possible Anhinga, Centre County

All,



Follow-up to the possible Centre County Anhinga. Reports are coming back to
us that the bird is a Double-crested Cormorant. Thanks to those that swung
by and checked it out, including our PA Fish and Boat Commission friends!



Good birding!

Brian





From: Brian Shema [mailto:<bshema...>]
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2017 2:09 PM
To: <pabirds...>
Subject: Possible Anhinga, Centre County



All,



I just received a telephone call from a resident of Pleasant Gap regarding a
bird that has been lingering at a Fish Commission Settling Pond (part of
a
hatchery, I assume) along Rt 144. The bird is being seen at the pond, which
is within approximately or mile from intersection of Rt. 26 in Pleasant
Gap. The pond is reportedly 80 feet from the road.



The caller said that he used a field guide and Cornells site to ID the
bird. I asked him to compare Cormorant, and he said he had done that before
calling.



If you are in the area and willing to confirm the ID, Im sure many people
would appreciate it.



Best,

Brian



Brian D Shema | Operations Director

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

614 Dorseyville Road |Pittsburgh, PA | 15238

412-963-6100 X 25

aswp.org



Connecting people to birds and nature since 1916!




 

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Date: 9/15/17 12:40 pm
From: Diane K. Bierly <dkb246...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Possible Anhinga, Centre County
------ Original Message ------
Received: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:08:56 PM EDT
From: Brian Shema <bshema...>
To: <PABIRDS...>
Subject: [PABIRDS] Possible Anhinga, Centre County

All,



I just received a telephone call from a resident of Pleasant Gap regarding a
bird that has been lingering at a Fish Commission Settling Pond (part of
a
hatchery, I assume) along Rt 144. The bird is being seen at the pond, which
is within approximately or mile from intersection of Rt. 26 in Pleasant
Gap. The pond is reportedly 80 feet from the road.



The caller said that he used a field guide and Cornells site to ID the
bird. I asked him to compare Cormorant, and he said he had done that before
calling.



If you are in the area and willing to confirm the ID, Im sure many people
would appreciate it.



Best,

Brian



Brian D Shema | Operations Director

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

614 Dorseyville Road |Pittsburgh, PA | 15238

412-963-6100 X 25

aswp.org



Connecting people to birds and nature since 1916!




 

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Date: 9/15/17 11:15 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 5
We finally reached our expected daily average of 22 birds this morning. Best birds were Black-billed Cuckoo and Mourning Warbler (of which we catch very few and not every year). Catbirds have finally increased to more expected numbers.
Thanks to our regular volunteer helpers, new ones and members of the WFS class who visited.
Next banding day is Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Gray Catbird 13
Ovenbird 1
Black & White Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
N. Cardinal 1

Recaptures:
Blue Jay banded 9/9/17
Gray Catbird 9/21/16
Tufted Titmouse banded 10/22/15

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

 

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Date: 9/15/17 9:40 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Sep 15, 2017
Birded Bullit Run this morning, but did not find the Red-headed Woodpecker. Did have Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Green Heron (1) and Bald Eagle (1 immature).

Bob Snyder


Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Sep 15, 2017
11:02 AM
Traveling
0.25 miles
78 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birded Bullit Run landing, looking for a Red-headed Woodpecker reported on 9/13/17.
I did not find the woodpecker.
Species of interest were: Wood Duck (2), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), Green Heron (1), Bald Eagle (1 immature) and 1 Cooper's Hawk.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

2 Wood Duck
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Bald Eagle -- 1st year immature
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
1 Fish Crow
4 Carolina Wren
3 Gray Catbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 21


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/15/17 6:11 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Sep 14, 2017
I birded Bullit Run landing yesterday evening, hoping for the Red-headed Woodpecker reported by Jim Dunn.
I did not find the woodpecker.

Out of 3 warbler species feeding in the shrubs along the lower road to the parking lot, I identified Magnolia Warbler. 1 Pied-billed Grebe was seen on the water on the cattail marsh.

Good Birding,
Bob Snydet

Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Sep 14, 2017
5:18 PM
Traveling
0.25 miles
51 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birded Bullit Run access, looking for the Red-headed Woodpecker reported by Jim Dunn earlier (9/13). Did not find the woodpecker. 3 warbler species were noted in the fading evening light: one identified was Magnolia Warbler. A Pied-billed Grebe was seen in the adjoining cattail marsh.


Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Killdeer
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Blue Jay
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Gray Catbird
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 11


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/14/17 4:18 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jacks Mountain 9/14/2017
*Slow day at Jack's Mountain Hawk Watch today.On a side note, I had 2
Olive-sided Flycatchers today on Red Rose Rd, Huntingdon County. They were
both perched high on dead tree snags fly-catching.At one point one
individual chased off the other.Best,Jon Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 0 9 9 Bald Eagle
0 32 32 Northern Harrier 0 8 8 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 12 12 Cooper's Hawk 0 1
1 Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3 Broad-winged Hawk 2 1555
1555 Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 17 17 Merlin 0 1 1 Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2 Unknown
Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0
0 Unknown Raptor 0 1 1 Black Vulture 0 9 9 Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0 Total: 2
1653 1653
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 13:30:00 Total
observation time: 4.5 hours Official Counter: Shavers Creek Observers: Jon
Kauffman, Ken Tucker Weather: 100% cloud cover throughout the day with a
small band of rain in the AM and one up ridge in the PM. Light winds out of
the WNW. Raptor Observations: TUVU and BLVU seen but not counted.
Non-raptor Observations: Barn Swallow(3) Tree Swallow(58) swallow sp(144)*

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

 

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Date: 9/14/17 3:21 pm
From: John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fwd: Special Celebration Invitation





From: markangler <markangler...>
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Subject: Fwd: Special Celebration Invitation
To: Carter0206 <Carter0206...>, lindera.nale <lindera.nale...>




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To: markangler <markangler...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 2:48 pm
Subject: Special Celebration Invitation

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Date: 9/14/17 8:01 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk
The threatening rain must have kept people away but we actually did not get
wet today. Slow in terms of migrants but lots and lots of goldfinches and
catbirds. Most of the activity was in the first field where goldfinches
darted among the thistle and goldenrod. had a group of 6 mockingbirds at
one spot. Perhaps a family? We searched and searched for warblers but
only had 1 common yellowthroat and 1 chestnut-sided warbler and the
possibility of a magnolia. Did find 31 species overall. Complete list of
species is pasted below.

There will be two walks next week.

*Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23*
Both will start at 8:00 AM at the Arboretum parking lot and end at 9:30.

Hope to see some of you there.


PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 14, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 3
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 30
Fish Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 20
Northern Mockingbird 8
European Starling 25
Cedar Waxwing 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 22
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 80

 

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Date: 9/13/17 11:48 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: September 13th Migration Morning at Shaver's Creek
Hello all,

An overcast morning with a light rain towards the end produced a relatively
quiet Migration Morning Walk on Red Rose Rd this morning. Thirteen
participants were not short handed in observing active American
Goldfinches, a lone Black-throated Green Warbler, abundance of Gray
Catbirds, and a speckled landscape of blooming golden rod and fall colors
of Virginia creeper.

Thanks for all those that came out this morning and I hope that you can
join us next Wednesday, as our bird walk series continues from 7:30 to 9
am.

And a special thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their continued support.

Be well,
Jon

Red Rose Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 13, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
20 species

Mourning Dove 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 15



Lake Perez, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 13, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Stationary
6 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 1
Belted Kingfisher 1




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

 

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Date: 9/13/17 10:25 am
From: JAMES WILLIAM DUNN <jwd6...>
Subject: Red-headed woodpecker
I had a red-headed woodpecker at Bullit Run, the first ever in Bald Eagle State Park for me in 19 years of birding locally
Jim Dunn

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Date: 9/13/17 9:51 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Field Trip Announcement
Hello all,

With our first big push of Broad-winged Hawks this week its time to get
excited about hawk migration and spent time visiting nearby hawkwatches and
other sites throughout the state. Below is our first field trip
announcement of the fall. I hope to see you on the mountain.

Happy fall birding,

Jon Kauffman



Joint trip with Juniata Valley Audubon Society. October 28 is the rain
date.

Trip to Waggoner's Gap Hawkwatch

Saturday, Oct 21: 8am - 4pm


Joint trip with Juniata Valley Audubon Society. October 28 is the rain
date.

Trip leaders: Susan Braun and Jon Kauffman


Join Juniata Valley Audubon Society for a trip to Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch
in Carlisle, PA. October is a great time for a variety of raptors and
maybe even an early golden eagle. Bring your camera and binoculars, pack
water and a lunch, bring sun protection, and dress in layers of clothing
(conditions are often cooler and windier on the ridge). A low chair or
soft cushion is helpful if you don’t like sitting on rocks. There is a
portable toilet at the north parking lot. Plan to meet at Pennsylvania
Military Museum in Boalsburg, PA at 8am to carpool to the site or plan to
drive on your own and meet at the site.


Directions to: Pennsylvania Military Museum
<https://goo.gl/maps/LCVCK3dVNq82> 51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg, PA

Directions to: Waggoner’s Gap <http://www.waggap.com/Directions.htm>

 

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Date: 9/13/17 8:07 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Banding Day 4
It rained. The rain stopped. The rain started again!
Only two hours of banding this morning and a very poor showing as indicated in the numbers below. We are well below average for numbers of total birds to date. Our numbers for Catbirds as an example are only about 30% of what they have been in past years.
Thanks to our intrepid volunteers who endured a "boring" banding day and got plenty wet in the process. Next banding is this Friday, Sept. 15 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
Gray Catbird 2
N. Cardinal 1

Recaptures:
Ovenbird banded 9/7/17

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

 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:28 pm
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
Subject: kettles of Broad-Winged Hawks near Stormstown
I watched several large kettles of Broad-Winged Hawks pass over our house
near the intersection of Marengo Road and Rt 550 today. Between 1:10 pm and
2:20 pm, we had a total of 121 Broad-wingeds in 4 separate kettles. There
was a mature Bald Eagle traveling with one kettle and only a few minutes
later another kettle was accompanied by an immature bald eagle. All the
birds (including the eagles) headed in a SW direction, more or less
following the south side of Bald Eagle ridge.

As a bonus, while I stood on the deck watching for migrating hawks, a
hummingbird buzzed by, bee-lining it to the Mexican sunflowers and
jewelweeds in the garden:)

 

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Date: 9/12/17 3:54 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Sep 2017) 71 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:52:40 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Sep 2017) 71 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 18 24
BE 0 16 32
NH 0 1 3
SS 2 12 16
CH 0 2 3
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 68 211 244
RT 1 8 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 8 15
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 2 2
Total: 71 279 353

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove, Jim Dunn


Visitors:
Jim Dunn

Weather:
Mostly overcast, very light SE wind, calm at times

Raptor Observations:
2 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 2 RTHU - 4 Magnolia Warbler - 3 RC Kinglet - 1


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=12 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/12/17 10:45 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: halo and broad-wings
I thought that looked like Groot from the new movie.  :)


On 9/12/2017 1:11 PM, Joe Gyekis wrote:
> If you're in State College there's a halo and a little kettle of broad
> wings over campus.
>
> A meteorology prof once said that the thin, flat, high cloud that
> makes haloes is a sign of a weather system approaching from our south.
> In this case, it looks like the outer tendrils of Irma are above
> us. https://www.weather.gov/satellite#vis

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Date: 9/12/17 10:43 am
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
Subject: Re: halo and broad-wings
Just had a kettle of 45 Broadwings fly over, high in the sky, just
southwest of Stormstown at 1:10

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:

> If you're in State College there's a halo and a little kettle of broad
> wings over campus.
>
> A meteorology prof once said that the thin, flat, high cloud that makes
> haloes is a sign of a weather system approaching from our south.
> In this case, it looks like the outer tendrils of Irma are above us.
> https://www.weather.gov/satellite#vis
>

 

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Date: 9/12/17 10:12 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: halo and broad-wings
If you're in State College there's a halo and a little kettle of broad wings over campus.

A meteorology prof once said that the thin, flat, high cloud that makes haloes is a sign of a weather system approaching from our south.
In this case, it looks like the outer tendrils of Irma are above us. https://www.weather.gov/satellite#vis

 

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Date: 9/12/17 5:59 am
From: Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
A female was at our Park Forest feeder as soon as I put it out this a.m.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 12, 2017, at 7:45 AM, Richard Sprott <sprottrichard...> wrote:
>
> We have seen a female at honeysuckle in Huntingdon this week.
>
> Richard L. Sprott
> 11514 Regency Dr.
> Potomac, MD 20854
> 301-299-6805
> Cell 240-876-2273
> email: <sprottrichard...>
>
>> On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 7:25 AM, Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> wrote:
>> I've been seeing them everyday in the garden at Mexican sunflowers and jewelweed just outside of Stormstown.
>> Peggy
>>
>>> On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 6:56 AM, NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...> wrote:
>>> I have had an adult and smaller one, juvenile, at nasturtium plants in the last few days in Park Forest.
>>>
>>> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 09:57 PM, James Curtis <jcurtis1953...> wrote:
>>> I'm still seeing them regularly in Port Matilda.
>>>
>>>> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello All,
>>>>
>>>> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky yellow-jackets.
>>>>
>>>> But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the front porch feeder.
>>>>
>>>> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at nectar feeders.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>>
>>>> Bob Snyder
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> Nancy Ellen Kiernan, Ph.D.
>>> Co-author: The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture.
>>> University of Iowa Press (2016).
>>>
>>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 9/12/17 4:45 am
From: Richard Sprott <sprottrichard...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
We have seen a female at honeysuckle in Huntingdon this week.

Richard L. Sprott
11514 Regency Dr.
Potomac, MD 20854
301-299-6805
Cell 240-876-2273
email: <sprottrichard...>

On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 7:25 AM, Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
wrote:

> I've been seeing them everyday in the garden at Mexican sunflowers and
> jewelweed just outside of Stormstown.
> Peggy
>
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 6:56 AM, NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...>
> wrote:
>
>> I have had an adult and smaller one, juvenile, at nasturtium plants in
>> the last few days in Park Forest.
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 09:57 PM, *James Curtis <jcurtis1953...>
>> <jcurtis1953...>>* wrote:
>>
>> I'm still seeing them regularly in Port Matilda.
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
>> <#m_-2827813182608802670_m_2218668273722859294_>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello All,
>>>
>>> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for
>>> hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky
>>> yellow-jackets.
>>>
>>> But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the
>>> front porch feeder.
>>>
>>> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at
>>> nectar feeders.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Bob Snyder
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>
>> Nancy Ellen Kiernan, Ph.D.
>> Co-author: The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture.
>> University of Iowa Press (2016).
>>
>>
>>
>

 

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Date: 9/12/17 4:27 am
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
I've been seeing them everyday in the garden at Mexican sunflowers and
jewelweed just outside of Stormstown.
Peggy

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 6:56 AM, NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...>
wrote:

> I have had an adult and smaller one, juvenile, at nasturtium plants in the
> last few days in Park Forest.
>
> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 09:57 PM, *James Curtis <jcurtis1953...>
> <jcurtis1953...>>* wrote:
>
> I'm still seeing them regularly in Port Matilda.
>
> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
> <#m_2218668273722859294_>> wrote:
>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for
>> hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky
>> yellow-jackets.
>>
>> But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the
>> front porch feeder.
>>
>> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at
>> nectar feeders.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Bob Snyder
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>
> Nancy Ellen Kiernan, Ph.D.
> Co-author: The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture.
> University of Iowa Press (2016).
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/11/17 7:02 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jacks Mountain 9/11/2017
*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 1 5 5 Bald Eagle
5 28 28 Northern Harrier 4 6 6 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 8 Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3 Broad-winged Hawk 856 919
919 Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 15 15 Merlin 0 1 1 Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2 Unknown
Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0
0 Unknown Raptor 1 1 1 Black Vulture 0 9 9 Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0 Total: 870
1001 1001
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Cindy Bickel, Linda Whitesel
Observers: Cindy Bickel, Darrell Smith, Esther Bratton, Linda Whitesel
Visitors: Lucy Taylor and Jay Zook, both helping to spot raptors Weather:
light clouds, temp. hovering between 15 to 20 degrees, light winds changing
from S to E and back again Raptor Observations: 12:16--ad. BE 1:14--imm. BE
1:25--ad. BE 1:50--ad. BE 3:12--ad. BE Non-raptor Observations: local ad.BE
at 12:10 monarchs--2 sun dog circling the sun with 1/3 of it being colored
regular turkey vultures, black vultures, redtailed hawks, and ravens*

 

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Date: 9/11/17 5:25 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Sep 2017) 112 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 7:33 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Sep 2017) 112 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Sep 11, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 3 18 24
BE 0 16 32
NH 1 1 3
SS 4 10 14
CH 1 2 3
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 103 143 176
RT 0 7 10
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 8 15
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 2 2
*Total:* 112 208 282

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano

*Weather:*
Wind E 2-9 mph, sky clear, temp 14-21C

*Raptor Observations:*
7 BE not counted

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Chimney Swift-8, Ruby-throated Hummingbird-2, Tree Swallow-5, monarchs-2

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=11>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09>]

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

 

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Date: 9/11/17 10:54 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 3 Banding
A good day banding this morning with 19 birds of 12 species handled. Notable were 6 warbler species (a group we usually do not capture often). Hooded Warbler photo attached. A Blue Jay with an unknown band (not in our records) was also captured. The band number has been reported to the Bird Banding Lab for further information on its banding location.
Thanks for the help from our veteran banders and six new trainees.
Next banding is Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:
B.C. Chickadee 3
Wood Thrush 1
G. Catbird 1
B. Thrasher 3
Chestnut-sided W. 1
Blackpoll W. 1
Black & White W. 1
Ovenbird 2
C. Yellowthroat 1
Hooded W. 1
House Finch 2

Recaptures:

Blue Jay banded 9/13/12
Blue Jay (unknown band)

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


 

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Date: 9/11/17 10:23 am
From: John Carter <000031eca779008e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: The Big Sit

Thanks for the reminder Chad!

I am part of the Bell Hollow Buteos. Last year we set up shop in SGL 33, on the Sandy Ridge Trail in Centre Co. I'm not sure if we're stationing there again or relocating.

A fun birding event for sure!

John


-----Original Message-----
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:29 pm
Subject: The Big Sit





Its going to be here before you know it.
Try to join an existing one or start your own.
Our state usually leads the country in the most circles.
Lets make PA proud once again



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Date: 9/11/17 9:42 am
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: hawk in Tudek Park
A Red tailed Hawk is far more likely than Goshawk.

Ron Rovansek, Stormstown.


> On Sep 11, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...> wrote:
>
> We spotted a large hawk in the meadow at Tudek Park yesterday. It was in the high grass and looked about the size of a groundhog. There was, in fact, a real groundhog very near by, so we got a decent size comparison.
>
> At first we thought it was a groundhog, but I happened to have binoculars with me. Couldn't get a good view, but it looked kinda grey and pointy-headed for a groundhog, with a lighter colored chest.
>
> When it took off and flew low (a sure sign that it was not a groundhog ;-) it proved to have more brown striped-ness to it.
>
> It stayed low and hung around on the grass. At some point, it seemed to pounce on something, but apparently didn't get it - or else devoured it almost immediately.
>
> Closest image I can find is a northern goshawk. Is that feasible?
>
>
>
>
> Kathleen Domenig
> State College, PA
 

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Date: 9/11/17 8:17 am
From: Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...>
Subject: hawk in Tudek Park
We spotted a large hawk in the meadow at Tudek Park yesterday. It was in the high grass and looked about the size of a groundhog. There was, in fact, a real groundhog very near by, so we got a decent size comparison.

At first we thought it was a groundhog, but I happened to have binoculars with me. Couldn't get a good view, but it looked kinda grey and pointy-headed for a groundhog, with a lighter colored chest.

When it took off and flew low (a sure sign that it was not a groundhog ;-) it proved to have more brown striped-ness to it.

It stayed low and hung around on the grass. At some point, it seemed to pounce on something, but apparently didn't get it - or else devoured it almost immediately.

Closest image I can find is a northern goshawk. Is that feasible?




Kathleen Domenig
State College, PA
 

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Date: 9/10/17 3:20 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (10 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:18:27 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (10 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 15 21
BE 1 16 32
NH 0 0 2
SS 0 6 10
CH 0 1 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 10 40 73
RT 2 7 10
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 8 15
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 1 2 2
Total: 15 96 170

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
11

Weather:
Light, variable wind mostly NE. Mostly/partly sunny.

Raptor Observations:
Ad BE 215 AK - Un

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch - 1 RTHU - 3 Barn Sw - 8, Ovenbird -2


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=10 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/10/17 3:57 am
From: NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
I have had an adult and smaller one, juvenile, at nasturtium plants in the last
few days in Park Forest.

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 09:57 PM, James Curtis <jcurtis1953...> wrote:
>>I'm still seeing them regularly in Port Matilda.
>

>>On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <<#>> wrote:
>Hello All,
>
>
I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for hummers.
All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky yellow-jackets.
>
>
But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the front
porch feeder.
>
>
Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at nectar
feeders.
>
>
Thank you,
>
>
Bob Snyder
>
>
Sent from my iPhone
>



>


Nancy Ellen Kiernan, Ph.D.
Co-author: The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture.
University of Iowa Press (2016).



 

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Date: 9/9/17 8:23 pm
From: Carla Hass <calisto...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
One in College Heights feeding on pink turtlehead a few days ago, around
8 a.m.

Carla Hass


On 9/9/2017 9:57 PM, James Curtis wrote:
> I'm still seeing them regularly in Port Matilda.
>
> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder
> <birdphotoginpa...> <mailto:<birdphotoginpa...>> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking
> for hummers.  All but one feeder has been removed to discourage
> pesky yellow-jackets.
>
> But this morning about 9am,  a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared
> at the front porch feeder.
>
> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds
> or at nectar feeders.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>


 

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Date: 9/9/17 7:24 pm
From: Charles Hoyer <charma77...>
Subject: Re: RTHU


Heigh, all ~

I still have one immature RTHU at my nectar feeder.on Brush Mtn, Sinkin' Valley.

Charlie Hoyer
<charma77...>






-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 7:56 pm
Subject: RTHU

Hello All,

I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky yellow-jackets.

But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the front porch feeder.

Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at nectar feeders.

Thank you,

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone



 

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Date: 9/9/17 6:57 pm
From: James Curtis <jcurtis1953...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
I'm still seeing them regularly in Port Matilda.

On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for
> hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky
> yellow-jackets.
>
> But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the
> front porch feeder.
>
> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at
> nectar feeders.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 9/9/17 5:24 pm
From: Leslie Demmert <ldemmert...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
They are still in Julian.
Leslie Demmert
Sent from my tiny keyboard in my treehouse.

> On Sep 9, 2017, at 7:59 PM, Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...> wrote:
>
> We've been seeing hummingbirds frequently at our feeders in Park Forest.
>
>
>
> Kathleen Domenig
> State College, PA
>
>
>
>> On Sep 9, 2017, at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky yellow-jackets.
>>
>> But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the front porch feeder.
>>
>> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at nectar feeders.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Bob Snyder
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/9/17 5:00 pm
From: Kathleen Domenig <subscriptions...>
Subject: Re: RTHU
We've been seeing hummingbirds frequently at our feeders in Park Forest.



Kathleen Domenig
State College, PA



On Sep 9, 2017, at 7:56 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky yellow-jackets.
>
> But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the front porch feeder.
>
> Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at nectar feeders.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/9/17 4:56 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: RTHU
Hello All,

I have been in bed this week with virus so haven't been looking for hummers. All but one feeder has been removed to discourage pesky yellow-jackets.

But this morning about 9am, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird appeared at the front porch feeder.

Has anyone else seen hummers or not seen hummers around flowerbeds or at nectar feeders.

Thank you,

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/8/17 7:55 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Plovers and a Peregrine
Hello all,

Below are my comments that I entered into eBird for the 4 American
Golden-Plovers and Peregrine Falcon observed this evening around 7ish this
evening on Pennsylvania Furnace Rd. I find that sunrise and sundown are the
best times to visit this area. It should be interesting to see what will
show up in the approaching weeks.


*Plovers first flew over from the NE and circled three times before heading
SW. Fifteen minutes later they returned to a small area of standing water
in the fields and remained there until sundown. I observed the Peregrine,
perched and eating something, after the first plover flyover. I'm guessing
the plovers were in the NE fields and took off after the Peregrine kill. *


Furnace Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 8, 2017 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Mallard 15
American Golden-Plover 4
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
American Crow 4
Horned Lark 4
Wood Thrush 1
Vesper Sparrow 1

 

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Date: 9/8/17 2:20 pm
From: David Facey <dcf2005...>
Subject: FW: Game Commission is seeking any info on mutilated animals on campus
FYI...

From: Centre Wildlife Care Supporters [mailto:<CWC-SUPPORTER-L...>] On Behalf Of Centre Wildlife Care
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 3:14 PM
To: <CWC-SUPPORTER-L...>
Subject: Game Commission is seeking any info on mutilated animals on campus

PLEASE SHARE...The PA Game Commission is seeking your help!!!...As of today there have been 6 reported cases of mutilated wild animals on the PSU main campus...rabbits and squirrels with homemade darts and a decapitated rabbit. If you have any information, Officer Mike Steingraber is asking you to call the Game Commission regional office and leave a message for him: 570-398-4744. If you see anything after hours on campus and/or the Game Commission is not available call the campus police at 814-863-1111 or 911.

Arrow bunny was the first to show up August 10th.

[cid:<image002.jpg...>]


RIP arrow bunny...The Game Commission is investigating who may have shot a wild rabbit with a homemade arrow. It was found on the PSU main campus on 8/10/17 and taken directly to Animal Medical Hospital by the Penn State Police where Dr. Ferretti performed surgery to remove the arrow. However, the stress, trauma, infection, surgery and anesthesia were too much for the bunny and it died shortly after surgery. If you have any information please contact the PA Game Commission at 570-398-4744

*****
Robyn Graboski
Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
Centre Wildlife Care
PO Box 572, Lemont, PA 16851
www.centrewildlifecare.org<http://www.centrewildlifecare.org/>
814-692-0004<tel:814-692-0004>


 

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Date: 9/7/17 4:04 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Sep 2017) 23 Raptors
From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:02:24 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (07 Sep 2017) 23 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 8 10 16
BE 5 9 25
NH 0 0 2
SS 1 1 5
CH 0 0 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 4 15 48
RT 2 3 6
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 3 5 12
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: 23 44 118

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove, Ron Crandall


Visitors:
1

Weather:
Mostly overcast. WSW wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE counted: Ad 1005, Ad 1105, Ad 1150, Ad 210,Ad 220 3 BE not counted (1 Ad, 2 Imm)

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 5 RTHU - 6


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=07 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/7/17 2:44 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jack's Mountain 9/7/2017
*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 Osprey 1 3 3 Bald Eagle
1 13 13 Northern Harrier 0 1 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4 Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1 Broad-winged Hawk 7 46 46
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle 0 0 0 American
Kestrel 0 9 9 Merlin 0 0 0 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor
0 0 0 Black Vulture 0 9 9 Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0 Total: 9 88 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:15:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 4.75 hours Official Counter: Shavers Creek Observers: Jon
Kauffman Weather: Cool and partly cloudy with winds from the west at 4-6mph
Raptor Observations: BAEA 12:50(Ad) Non-raptor Observations: Monarch(22)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird(3) Chimney Swift(7) Barn Swallow(7) Cliff
Swallow(10) Tree Swallow(5) swallow sp.(13)*

 

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Date: 9/7/17 11:17 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Day 2 Banding
A better weather day for this morning's banding. A total of 16 birds handled (2 as recaptures) of 8 different species. A little below average for total birds handled. Best birds of the day were Yellow-belied Flycatcher and Chestnut-sided Warbler.
Thanks to our veteran volunteers and welcome to 10 new banders-in-training who helped out today.
Next banding day is Monday, Sept. 11 at the Air Quality site.

New Banded:

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2
Blue Jay 1
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Ovenbird 3
House Finch 1

Recaptures:
Blue Jay banded 4/4/2017
N. Cardinal 4/7/2015

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




 

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Date: 9/7/17 7:55 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk
We had a great first of the season migration bird walk. We stayed along
the edge of the upper field and tried to pick out the "non-goldfinches"
foraging among the goldfinches which were everywhere. We had good views of
black-throated green warblers, magnolia warblers, common yellowthroats and
towhees. We also had a least flycatcher and American redstart and
potential Cape May Warbler and Wilson's Warbler. Complete list is below.
Next walk is Thursday Sept 14.

--
PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 7, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
24 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Common Raven 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 8
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 5
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 40



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.


Bird Walk Dates -


Thursday Sept 14

Friday Sept 22

Saturday Sept 23

Thursday Sept 28

 

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Date: 9/7/17 5:51 am
From: Susan Braun <braun3112...>
Subject: Fwd: JVAS Field Trip reminder Wonders of Wetlands
JVAS has a field trip this Saturday. All are welcome.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Susan Braun <braun3112...>
Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 8:49 AM
Subject: JVAS Field Trip reminder Wonders of Wetlands
To: <jvas-l...>

Wetland Wonders - Saturday, Sept 9: 1 pm - 3pm

Tour of the Northern Blair Rec Center Wetlands just north of Altoona,
Pa. Trip leader: Angela Spagnoli

Visit the Wetland Demonstration Area behind the Northern Blair County
Recreation Center. JVAS is supporting this wetlands restoration project by
Angela Spagnoli. This is a nearly 15-acre wetland, consisting of vernal
pools (seasonally flooded) and year-round inundated pools — making it a
vital ecosystem for many amphibian and reptile species, plants, and
birds. Come
learn about this project, the importance of this wetland and how Angie
plans to create a healthier, more functional habitat, as well as her plans
for community outreach. Contact Angela for more details: <aas5101...>
(814)889-5475 <(814)%20889-5475>

Directions to Northern Blair County Rec Center, 4080 E Pleasant Valley
Blvd, Altoona.

Pull into the rec center and drive behind the building. There is a dirt
road that runs parallel to the river alongside the ball field. Look for
the wooden sign which says "Wetlands Demonstration Area." Pull into the
grass right beside the sign.

https://goo.gl/maps/PamqXN254Ax

 

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Date: 9/6/17 12:40 pm
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: birding gear cheap
Not a Bird report but something to help you while you are out birding in the cooler temps early AM !
I was just at PSU salvage. They have used Nike PSU Blue Band warm up pants (see picture) for $10. They have what you see and another layer inside. So double layer. Lots of Smalls & XS, but there were still some Med, XL, XXL probably some Large too I didn't look through the 3 bins completely. Probably 100 or so pair left.

2 Small jackets left.

Salvage is open til 5pm Mon-Fri. http://surplus.psu.edu/

Jen


 

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Date: 9/6/17 11:01 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: September 6th Migration Morning at Shaver's Creek
Greetings all,

The rain let up a little before our group gathered, so we were able to stay dry and enjoy a good diversity of species. Most of our time was spent near the Stone Valley office, as we heard and saw a good bit of bird activity on the lake, in the pines and around the landscape plantings. Of special note, we observed 13 Pine Warblers foraging together along a 3 m stretch of paved trail. Could not discern if they were picking up grit or food — but we were able to exceed our daily requirement of seeing Pine Warblers. Additional highlights for our group of ten including a Great Blue Heron flying half the length of the lake, a preening Brown Creeper, foraging Blackburnian Warbler, and a nice look at a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their continued support and our bird walk series continues next Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 am.

Best,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 6, 2017 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose 54
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 8
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 21
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 15
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39031538 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39031538>

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: 9/6/17 7:28 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk Thurs Sept 7
Our first Arboretum bird walk will be tomorrow, Thursday September 7. 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. Banding
will be going on at the same time giving participants the opportunity to
extend the morning with a visit to the banding site.



Bird Walk Dates -


Thursday Sept 7

Thursday Sept 14

Friday Sept 22

Saturday Sept 23

Thursday Sept 28

--

 

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Date: 9/6/17 6:43 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES
We had a Sabine's at Bald Eagle in Centre county after Isabel.

Deb



From: "Chad Kauffman" <chadkauffman...>
To: "SCBIRDCL" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:23:33 AM
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES



I assume most on this list get the one from pabirds, but just in case, here is a sweet bird I wish I had time to chase.

I saw pictures yesterday on facebook that was fantastic, reminds me of the wow factor of the white winged tern from a bit ago

will we get something special like this in central pa?


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 13:14:26 +0000
From: Michael Leahy [ mailto:<mrl706...> | <mrl706...> ]

Reply-To: Michael Leahy [ mailto:<mrl706...> | <mrl706...> ]

To: [ mailto:<PABIRDS...> | <PABIRDS...> ]


The Sabine's Gull found by Jerry Stanley & Kathy Goodblood yesterday at
Kahle Lake on the border of Clarion & Venango counties is still present as
of 9:00 am this morning. Best views seem to be from the boat launch on the
Clarion county or southern side of the lake although the bird is actively
hunting most of the lake. Currently, there is some viewing issues with
dense fog limiting viewing distance. I expect the fog will dissipate as the
morning progresses.

Regards
Michael R Leahy
Knox, PA
Clarion, Co
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*Knox, PA*
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Date: 9/6/17 6:26 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES
I assume most on this list get the one from pabirds, but just in case,
here is a sweet bird I wish I had time to chase.

I saw pictures yesterday on facebook that was fantastic, reminds me of
the wow factor of the white winged tern from a bit ago

will we get something special like this in central pa?



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [PABIRDS] Clarion/Venango Sabine's Gull YES
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 13:14:26 +0000
From: Michael Leahy <mrl706...>
Reply-To: Michael Leahy <mrl706...>
To: <PABIRDS...>



The Sabine's Gull found by Jerry Stanley & Kathy Goodblood yesterday at
Kahle Lake on the border of Clarion & Venango counties is still present as
of 9:00 am this morning. Best views seem to be from the boat launch on the
Clarion county or southern side of the lake although the bird is actively
hunting most of the lake. Currently, there is some viewing issues with
dense fog limiting viewing distance. I expect the fog will dissipate as the
morning progresses.

Regards
Michael R Leahy
Knox, PA
Clarion, Co
--
*Michael R Leahy*
*Knox, PA*

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Date: 9/5/17 8:55 pm
From: NANCY ELLEN KIERNAN <nekiernan...>
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Sep 5, 2017
A few migration highlights: Canada Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Redstart, CYT
(female), and Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher.

---------------- Forwarded Message ----------------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Sep 5, 2017 11:47 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Sep 5, 2017
To: <n1k...>

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 5, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: with ChrystalWheeler; very cloudy following heavy rain
31 species

Mallard 7
Turkey Vulture 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 17
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 13
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 4
Canada Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39027064

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


Nancy Ellen Kiernan, Ph.D.
Co-author: The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture.
University of Iowa Press (2016).



 

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Date: 9/5/17 10:04 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Fall Banding Day 1
A slow start to the fall bird banding at The Arboretum at Penn State this morning. Threatening weather caused us to open only five nets and had to close after one hour as the raindrops began to fall. Next banding day is Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Air Quality site. Better weather is predicted.
Reminder: New bander training is tomorrow, Sept. 6 at 5:30 pm at the Forest Resources Building on campus. I believe there are two slots still open. If interested, contact Margaret Brittingham (<mxb21...>) to register.

New Banded:
Gray Catbird 3

Recaptures:
none

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

 

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Date: 9/5/17 6:56 am
From: Alyssia Church <alyssia.church...>
Subject: Re: American Golden-Plover - Huntingdon County
I just had them at 9:45 am, but they were flying around a lot, gained a
considerable amount of altitude and disappeared into the clouds.

Alyssia

On Sep 5, 2017 9:03 AM, "DNADEB" <dsg4...> wrote:

Greg and I stopped by this morning. The plovers were still there. We
watched for a few minutes and then they started peeping. All of the sudden
they took off altogether and flew off to the southwest. They did not return
while we were there.
That was at 8:15.
Deb G.

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 4, 2017, at 8:31 PM, Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> wrote:

Hello all,

This evening around 6:40pm I was able to watch 24 American Golden-Plovers
with a large group of Killdeer on Pennsylvania Furnace Rd. Hopefully they
will stick around until tomorrow morning as well as encourage other
migrates to stopover.

Be well,
Jon



Pennsylvania Furnace Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 4, 2017 6:40 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Mallard 8
American Golden-Plover 24 Still in breeding plumage but starting to
transition. See well in flight and foraging on ground. Heard calls as well.
Killdeer 39
Mourning Dove 15
Common Raven 1
Horned Lark 12
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 18
Cliff Swallow 10
Savannah Sparrow 2
Bobolink 1

 

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Date: 9/5/17 6:04 am
From: DNADEB <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: American Golden-Plover - Huntingdon County
Greg and I stopped by this morning. The plovers were still there. We watched for a few minutes and then they started peeping. All of the sudden they took off altogether and flew off to the southwest. They did not return while we were there.
That was at 8:15.
Deb G.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 4, 2017, at 8:31 PM, Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> This evening around 6:40pm I was able to watch 24 American Golden-Plovers with a large group of Killdeer on Pennsylvania Furnace Rd. Hopefully they will stick around until tomorrow morning as well as encourage other migrates to stopover.
>
> Be well,
> Jon
>
>
>
> Pennsylvania Furnace Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
> Sep 4, 2017 6:40 PM - 8:00 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 11 species
>
> Mallard 8
> American Golden-Plover 24 Still in breeding plumage but starting to transition. See well in flight and foraging on ground. Heard calls as well.
> Killdeer 39
> Mourning Dove 15
> Common Raven 1
> Horned Lark 12
> Tree Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 18
> Cliff Swallow 10
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Bobolink 1
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/5/17 6:04 am
From: Karl <karls...>
Subject: Eagles
Last Thursday evening (Aug 31) between 6:30 and 7:15 an unusual parade of bald eagles passed my house on top of Bald Eagle Ridge. In the space of 45 minutes I counted 12 and probably missed others. A frontal passage in late afternoon had brought the winds around to northwest.

Karl Striedieck
 

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Date: 9/4/17 5:31 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: American Golden-Plover - Huntingdon County
Hello all,

This evening around 6:40pm I was able to watch 24 American Golden-Plovers
with a large group of Killdeer on Pennsylvania Furnace Rd. Hopefully they
will stick around until tomorrow morning as well as encourage other
migrates to stopover.

Be well,
Jon



Pennsylvania Furnace Rd., Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 4, 2017 6:40 PM - 8:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Mallard 8
American Golden-Plover 24 Still in breeding plumage but starting to
transition. See well in flight and foraging on ground. Heard calls as well.
Killdeer 39
Mourning Dove 15
Common Raven 1
Horned Lark 12
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 18
Cliff Swallow 10
Savannah Sparrow 2
Bobolink 1

 

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Date: 9/4/17 4:30 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Sep 2017) 4 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 7:26:42 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Sep 2017) 4 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 2 8
BE 0 4 20
NH 0 0 2
SS 0 0 4
CH 0 0 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 3 11 44
RT 0 1 4
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 2 9
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: 4 21 95

Observation start time: 11:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
Peggy and Lou, 5

Weather:
SW wind

Raptor Observations:
BE ad - not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 4


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=04 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=09 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 9/3/17 3:42 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Sep 2017) 3 Raptors
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
To: "pabirds" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sunday, September 3, 2017 6:31:22 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Sep 2017) 3 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 2 8
BE 0 4 20
NH 0 0 2
SS 0 0 4
CH 0 0 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 2 8 41
RT 0 1 4
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 1 8
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: 3 17 91
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers: Greg Grove

Weather:
Overcast mostly, with occasional visibility reduced by low clouds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 9
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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

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Date: 9/1/17 4:53 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Stone Mountain 9/1/2017
*Stone Mt., Pa. Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01,
2017 -------------------------------------------------------------------
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- BV 0 0 0 TV 0 0 0 OS 1 1 7 BE 4 4 20 NH 0 0 2
SS 0 0 4 CH 0 0 1 NG 0 0 0 RS 1 1 2 BW 6 6 39 RT 1 1 4 RL 0 0 0 GE 0 0 0 AK
1 1 8 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:
14 14 88
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total
observation time: 6 hours Official Counter: Jon Kauffman, Joshua Potter
Observers: Jon Kauffman, Joshua Potter Visitors: Shaver's Creek interns
Gus, Kalene, and Taylor Weather: Winds light and variable with occasional
small breeze from the N/NE. 100% overcast throughout the day. Raptor
Observations: BAEA: 11:45(Ad) 12:35(Ad) 12:40(Imm) 13:25(4th/5th year)
AMKE: Unknown Non-raptor Observations: Monarch(4) Black-throated Green
Warbler(1) Magnolia Warbler(1) Chimney Swift(5) Ruby-throated
Hummingbird(5), Dark-eyed Junco(2) swallow species with mixed BRNS, CLSW,
TRES (70)*

 

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Date: 9/1/17 12:00 pm
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Fall Meeting Schedule

Hi Everyone,

As you'll see below and on the club webpage, our fall meeting schedule is set!

Please share widely and invite anyone. Attendees don't have to pay their dues to enjoy a meeting they're interested in, but if they like the club, they might end up being a member in the future, so it's win-win. If anyone has ideas for me on publicity opportunities, or is willing to help me with posting announcements, that would be awesome. So far I put it on StateCollege.com community calendar, the club Facebook page, and WPSU community calendar. A simple bulletin board sheet is attached if you'd like to print and post it somewhere.

Thanks,
Joe




State College Bird Club Regular Meetings



Everyone welcome.



September 27 (Wednesday)

7:00 p.m. Foxdale Village Meeting Room

Program: Our guest speaker will be Sandy Lockerman who will give a program entitled " Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels and Flower Kissers ".



October 25 (Wednesday)

7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh (this is a change!)

Program: Our guest speaker will be Jerry Regan who will give a program entitled “ Building a Wildlife Foundation ”



November 15 (Wednesday)

7:00 p.m. Location to be announced

Program: Our guest speaker will be Chad Kauffman who will give a program entitled " Central PA Birding Highlights of 2017 "



December 13 (Wednesday)

7:00 p.m. Location to be announced

Program: Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Shirk who will give a program entitled " Saving the World with Citizen Science: Birds and Beyond ”



Google search for State College Bird Club, find our Facebook and webpage for announcements about birding outings!

 

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Date: 8/31/17 2:25 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (31 Aug 2017) 30 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:20:16 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (31 Aug 2017) 30 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 6 6
BE 8 16 16
NH 1 2 2
SS 1 4 4
CH 0 1 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 10 33 33
RT 1 3 3
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 6 7 7
ML 1 1 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 74 74

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove

Weather:
overcast mostly with occasional rain drops. Light NW

Raptor Observations:
BE - Ad 1250, Ad 140, Ad 150, 2 Imm 204, Ad 210, Imm 211, Ad 245

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 4 200-300 swallows with Barn, Tree, Cliff Hummers -4 Junco


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )

 

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Date: 8/31/17 1:39 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Common Nighthawks
Currently there is a flock of 30 Common Nighthawks hunting over College Heights in the vicinity of Hillcrest and Sunset.

Kurt Engstrom

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
 

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Date: 8/30/17 5:06 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Aug 2017) 11 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 7:56 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Aug 2017) 11 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Aug 30, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 4 4
BE 7 8 8
NH 1 1 1
SS 0 3 3
CH 0 1 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 1 23 23
RT 0 2 2
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 1 1
ML 0 0 0
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:* 11 44 44

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano

*Weather:*
Thick clouds disappeared by 10, wind W 2-5 mph, sky partly cloudy, temp
17-25C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE (Ad): 1038, 1040, 1154(2), 1246, 1401, 1450

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Chimney Swift-1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird-9, Barn Swallow-28, monarchs-4

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nbolgiano...>)

 

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Date: 8/30/17 2:46 pm
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: Migration Morning bird walk, August 30th
Greeting all,

The fog lifted in time to observe a Bonaparte’s Gull foraging (surface-dipping) over Lake Perez — a nice sight to begin a new season of Migration Mornings. Our group of nineteen enjoyed the boardwalk trail; highlights included a vocalizing Eastern Screech Owl and singing Brown Creepers among others. The bird walk series will continue through September 27th, (Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 am) all are welcome, and thanks to Wiscoy for Animals their support of the program.

Best,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Aug 30, 2017 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
36 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 4
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Barn Swallow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 3
Ovenbird 1
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 50
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38909532 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38909532>

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: 8/30/17 10:34 am
From: Joseph Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Scotia Warblers
Dear Birders,

The last three mornings at Scotia have been spectacular!! It is no
exaggeration to say that the warblers have been overwhelming. At times I
have been unable to keep track of all the birds. Multiple large mixed
species flocks are moving throughout the barrens, primarily in the area
around the Big Sign down to the two parking lots just south of there. I
have seen near 20 species of warblers, including 20-30 individuals of CSWA,
MAWA and BLBW. Double digits of several others. Also lots of empid
flycatchers including both Least and Yellow-bellied. Philly Vireos as well.
Near sunset, there have been plenty of Common Nighthawks.

Here is a list of the warblers:

Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler

Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

Also saw a pretty big bear. I am guessing it was close to 300 lbs if not
more. Fortunately he was about 50 yrds away and heading in the opposite
direction. I thought about getting closer for a nice photos but I did not
want to become a candidate for the Darwin Awards. LOL!

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: 8/29/17 4:49 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Shaver's Creek Migration Morning Walk
Hello all,

A friendly reminder that tomorrow kicks off the first of the fall Migration
Morning Walks from 7:30-9am. Please meet at *Stone Valley Recreation Area
parking lot*! (Follow Scare Pond road towards the main office.)

Hope to see you there!

Best,
Jon


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

 

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Date: 8/28/17 5:56 pm
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: talking about birds with the public at Musser Gap on Oct 1

Hi Bird Club,

I'm looking for someone to help me chat with throngs of hikers on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at Musser Gap from 1-4 pm.

The "Walk in the Woods" program is hosted by the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Center for Private Forests, PA DCNR, Sustainable Forestry Initiative of PA, and Penn State Extension. Their goal is to host an educational walk in the woods in every county of the state (on the same day), highlighting the many values of our forests. So far there are over 50 such walks planned. (Additional statewide information can be found at this website: [ https://sites.psu.edu/walkinpennswoods/ | https://sites.psu.edu/walkinpennswoods/ ] ) The local organizers of our Musser Gap Walk in the Woods Program are the Rothrock Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the DCNR, Bureau of Forestry, Rothrock State Forest.

Sandy Smith reached out to me to ask if I'd like to have a station along the trail to talk about birds, and I agreed to do so, and he encouraged me to see if I could find a small group of birders together because if the weather is pretty there might be a lot of people to chat with. Anyone want to stand along the path with me that day?

Joe

P.S. I saw 5 male Baltimore orioles in one field of view at the game lands between the Shiloh Rd exit and Spring Creek last Friday. And a pretty human-tolerant whippoorwill hanging around on the road beside the big sign at Scotia Barrens last night.

 

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Date: 8/26/17 7:01 pm
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Jaeger over Williamsport
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: David Brown <davidebrownpa...>
> To: "<lycoming-audubon-society-listserv...>" <lycoming-audubon-society-listserv...>
> Date: August 26, 2017 at 9:52 PM
> Subject: Re: Jaeger over Williamsport
>
> Copying the message I sent to the state listserv:
>
> Maddi Dunlap and I had a flyover jaeger this evening at the Williamsport river walk in Lycoming County around 6:30pm.
>
> We were watching a northern harrier soaring and the jaeger passed between us and the harrier. Naked eye I first thought it was a nighthawk or tern because of the buoyant flight but when I got the camera up it clearly wasn't. It was a beautiful calm, sunny evening and the jaeger was flapping and heading generally north or northwest. We only had it in view for less than 30 seconds as it went out of sight behind the bridge we were next to and when we rushed to the other side we could not spot it again.
>
> Juvenile long-tailed jaeger is the most likely candidate. Parasitic jaeger is the other species to rule out.
>
> Interestingly, the last eBird record of long-tailed jaeger for PA was almost exactly 3 years ago on August 25th, 2014.
>
> Here is my complete set of photos of the jaeger:
> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10214801141365027.1073741919.1320529035&type=1&l=a438c92dbc https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10214801141365027.1073741919.1320529035&type=1&l=a438c92dbc
>
> David Brown
> Lycoming County
> http://lycobirds.com
>
>

 

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Date: 8/26/17 6:58 pm
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Pelagic birds in the area?
Just a head's up on this one. Late this afternoon, a Long-tailed Jaeger was seen and presumably photographed flying high upriver over the Susquehanna at Williamsport. Soon thereafter, I staked out the river at Lock Haven hoping to see a flyby, but no luck.

Having said that, it might be worth it to check out the lakes at Bald Eagle SP and Raystown first thing tomorrow morning since lost pelagic birds will be looking for large bodies of water.

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

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Date: 8/26/17 10:48 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run -- Aug 26, 2017
Hello All,

Chased the SWKI, but it was a no-show for me glad to hear that Chad Reported seeing the Kite today.

Birded Bullit Run access area today: best species: a Great Egret in the pond/ marsh area to the west of the boat put-in and one Wood Duck: eBird report is below.
Also had 3 Osprey at the Rt 150 overlook to the Sayers Reservoir (which I hope is not doomed to become a mudflat: CDT article in August 19 paper. I'm going to the public hearing at Howard Elementary).
Hearing is 7 pm, 8/31: if you want to attend, you must RSVP to Hilary Hollier at <hhollier...>
Article at this address:
http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/article168069322.html

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder


Bald Eagle SP--Bullit Run
Aug 26, 2017
10:54 AM
Traveling
0.25 miles
77 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Walked around Bullit Run boat access area, marsh and Bullit Run bridge. Highlight, Great Egret.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

1 Wood Duck
2 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
3 Eastern Phoebe
1 Red-eyed Vireo
5 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Carolina Wren
7 Gray Catbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
2 Northern Cardinal
6 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 19


Sent from my iPhone
 

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