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5/22/19 3:58 pm Lee, Jen <jal21...> Re: Sandhill cranes
5/22/19 12:09 pm Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...> Sandhill cranes
5/22/19 11:28 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Scotia Barrens (IBA)--10-acre pond -- May 20, 2019
5/22/19 11:24 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Scotia Barrens (IBA)--10-acre pond -- May 20, 2019
5/20/19 7:14 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Re: Upcoming Field Trip
5/20/19 7:13 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Upcoming Field Trip
5/20/19 6:09 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Field trip details - Rocky Ridge Nat Area May 26
5/19/19 5:25 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Mourning Warbler - Songbird Sanctuary
5/18/19 4:20 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> bittern party at Scotia Pond
5/18/19 4:50 am DAVIS, SHAWN <sad12...> La Cucaracha Sparrow
5/17/19 9:29 am Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> May 29th potluck at Shaver's Creek
5/15/19 2:59 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
5/15/19 1:10 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
5/15/19 4:37 am Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
5/15/19 4:01 am Blake Ketchum <podzol...> Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
5/14/19 10:26 pm Lee, Jen <jal21...> Tadpole Rd property owners
5/13/19 11:08 am Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> highlights from migration count at Black Mo SP
5/12/19 3:18 pm Ron Crandall <robberfly12...> Re: Can someone ID this bird call
5/12/19 2:56 pm Richard Garland <0000236c4f481b8f-dmarc-request...> Can someone ID this bird call
5/11/19 1:44 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Re: Upcoming field trip
5/10/19 6:41 pm Deborah Escalet <vittata106...> Re: GWWA and BWWA at Old Rt 150, section from the old bridge at Bullit Run to the gate at the UGR's access road.
5/10/19 4:18 pm Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...> Re: Identify please
5/10/19 12:17 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Correction on BWWA at Bullit Run/Old Route 150, BESP
5/10/19 12:15 pm Lorrie <miller.lorrie...> Identify please
5/10/19 12:06 pm Lorrie Miller <miller.lorrie...> Re: GWWA and BWWA at Old Rt 150, section from the old bridge at Bullit Run to the gate at the UGR's access road.
5/10/19 9:57 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Birds from Old Rte 150, west end, BESP
5/10/19 9:46 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> GWWA and BWWA at Old Rt 150, section from the old bridge at Bullit Run to the gate at the UGR's access road.
5/9/19 12:04 pm Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> PAMC this Saturday, great opportunity to ebird
5/9/19 11:38 am Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> Migration Morning, May 8th at Shaver's Creek
5/9/19 9:54 am Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...> Last bird walk of season
5/9/19 5:13 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Songbird Sanctuary Survey
5/8/19 4:34 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996 -- May 8, 2019
5/8/19 4:09 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996 -- May 8, 2019
5/8/19 12:05 pm <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Final Day Banding
5/7/19 1:57 pm Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...> Re: Nocturnal noises
5/7/19 1:14 pm <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Day 13
5/7/19 10:17 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Millbrook Marsh Walk 5-7-19
5/7/19 9:37 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Upcoming field trip
5/6/19 11:33 am <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Day 12
5/5/19 7:37 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> New article on nocturnal flight calling, city lights, and window strikes
5/5/19 12:11 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> FOY Red Admiral
5/5/19 4:25 am Deborah Grove <dsg4...> Re: Nocturnal noises
5/4/19 7:57 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Re: Nocturnal noises
5/4/19 7:39 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Nocturnal noises
5/4/19 10:41 am <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Day 11 Banding
5/3/19 11:48 am Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> Birding Cup...Four hours to start time
5/3/19 8:39 am JEAN ARON <000000ab966af9e4-dmarc-request...> Cages available
5/3/19 6:47 am Laura Jackson <jacksonlaura73...> Free Forest Birds Workshop on Saturday, May 18
5/2/19 5:26 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Migrant birds at west end of old Rt 150 at BESP
5/2/19 4:01 pm Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...> Re: Arboretum Bird Walk Thursday May 9
5/2/19 3:50 pm Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Wlak
5/2/19 1:20 pm Craig&Jean Miller <csjhmiller...> different rose-breasted grosbeak
5/2/19 6:58 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Many migrants in the old main elms
5/1/19 5:46 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> nice birds on campus today
5/1/19 2:21 pm Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> PA Migration Count, May 11, 2019, Huntingdon, Centre and more...
5/1/19 1:36 pm Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> May 1st Migration Morning walk at Shaver's Creek
5/1/19 10:44 am Karen Kottlowski <kkottlowski...> Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at Black Street, Howard
5/1/19 9:19 am Alice L. Griffin <alicelgriffin...> Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
5/1/19 8:53 am Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...> Re: Possible window collision
5/1/19 8:51 am Ilene White <rimwhite...> Possible window collision
5/1/19 8:00 am Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> FOY Indigo Bunting
5/1/19 7:16 am Bob Fowles <rbf...> Baltimore Orioles FOY
5/1/19 6:20 am Debra Rittelmann <dlrittelmann...> Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
5/1/19 6:07 am LJ <00004392a6048133-dmarc-request...> Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
5/1/19 5:42 am Debra Rittelmann <dlrittelmann...> Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
5/1/19 5:36 am Ragan, Lawrence Christopher <lcr1...> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
5/1/19 5:04 am <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Cancelled
5/1/19 4:53 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at Black Street, Howard
4/30/19 5:45 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> FOY Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Howard
4/30/19 1:22 pm Daniel Ombalski <ombalski...> Re: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28
4/30/19 12:21 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Re: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28
4/30/19 11:24 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28
4/30/19 4:48 am Ilene White <rimwhite...> RBGR at feeder
4/29/19 1:07 pm <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Day 10
4/29/19 8:51 am Bob Fowles <rbf...> suspect spam
4/29/19 8:17 am aandh_bell <00002310b6e8239b-dmarc-request...> Fw (1): d89
4/29/19 7:11 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Western Kingbird report, southern Snyder County
4/28/19 1:29 pm Thomas Rodgers <000058a5b893619d-dmarc-request...> Blue Jays
4/27/19 2:39 pm Margaret Sprott <margaret.sprott...> Re: ruby-throated hummingbird
4/27/19 2:27 pm James Thies <thies...> ruby-throated hummingbird
4/26/19 5:45 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Bank Swallow, seen in Howard, west end boat dock area,: evening of 4/25/19
4/26/19 2:02 pm Ramsey, Lawrence William <lwr...> Strang plimage for this time of year
4/26/19 9:15 am Michael P. Johnson <mpj...> Blue-headed vireo
4/26/19 2:30 am <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Cancelled
4/25/19 5:21 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> eBird -- Howard Park and Boat Launch -- Apr 25, 2019
4/25/19 7:57 am Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walk
4/24/19 4:43 pm Lorrie Miller <miller.lorrie...> Re: Sharpshin missile attack!
4/24/19 1:33 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Sharpshin missile attack!
4/24/19 1:22 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Barn Owl camera update
4/24/19 12:55 pm Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...> April 24th Migration Morning bird walk
4/24/19 10:21 am <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Day 9
4/24/19 9:22 am Mark Ott Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone <000027d7a2c8cc0b-dmarc-request...> FOY Rose Breasted Grosbeak
4/24/19 9:13 am Debra Grim <dsgrim02...> Re: Purple Finches still in Howard, FOY Blue-winged Warbler at BESP, west end.
4/24/19 8:42 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Birds at 10 acre pond, Scotia Barrens, State College on 4/19
4/24/19 7:27 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Purple Finches still in Howard, FOY Blue-winged Warbler at BESP, west end.
4/23/19 5:24 pm Potter, Joshua Ellory <jep189...> Early warblers
4/23/19 3:47 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
4/23/19 7:40 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Millbrook Marsh Walk
4/23/19 7:24 am Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...> Lederer Park
4/23/19 6:47 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> FOY BWWA
4/22/19 5:16 pm Gary Palmer <palmerjg...> Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
4/22/19 2:25 pm Madison Botch <madisonbotch15...> Cape May Warbler at Shaver’s Creek
4/22/19 12:31 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Surf Scoter
4/22/19 11:24 am <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...> Banding Day 8
4/22/19 9:29 am Debra Grim <dsgrim02...> Re: FYI: FREE Tick Testing
4/22/19 8:43 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Upcoming Field Trip
4/22/19 7:42 am Lee, Jen <jal21...> FYI: FREE Tick Testing
 
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Date: 5/22/19 3:58 pm
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill cranes
A co-worker told me she saw two large gray birds on circleville 23rd North of the ballfields this morning. She must have been right! Is this near there?

Jen Lee

________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:08:37 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Sandhill cranes

Two sandhill cranes at Haugh track in wet area near community garden. Foraging.

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Date: 5/22/19 12:09 pm
From: Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...>
Subject: Sandhill cranes
Two sandhill cranes at Haugh track in wet area near community garden. Foraging.

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Date: 5/22/19 11:28 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Scotia Barrens (IBA)--10-acre pond -- May 20, 2019
I have photos of both bitterns and will process them within the next 48 hrs.

Bob Snyder

While at the 10 acre pond Monday afternoon, and in the company of Jenn Lee and Carrington(?) who both came independently: we watched an American Bittern catch and eat a frog and do its display and call, within 30-40 yds of the elevated path. We also saw a Least Bittern that was hunting along the shoreline, walking on branches just above the water.

Bob Snyder

Scotia Barrens (IBA)--10-acre pond
May 20, 2019
3:43 PM
Traveling
0.77 miles
186 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Jenn Lee pointed out the bird. Carrington (do not have last name) also saw the bird.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

5 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
2 Pied-billed Grebe -- 1 on nest at water level:
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- Female
1 Killdeer
1 American Bittern -- Photos obtained. Brown Heron-like bird. Holds head point straight up when hiding in tall grass. Brown and white vertical stripes on throat.
1 Least Bittern -- Small bittern, approx 1/2 size of Green Heron: rufous-orange in color on body, black on head and wings, orangish, long bittern-like bill: was stalking just above the water, at base of elevated path; walking on branches of shoreline shrubs: stalking small fish. Photos coming.
1 Green Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
7 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Tree Swallow
2 Cliff Swallow
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 American Robin
6 Gray Catbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
2 American Goldfinch
2 Song Sparrow
4 Eastern Towhee
1 Baltimore Oriole
10 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Common Grackle
1 Ovenbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
5 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 37


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/22/19 11:24 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Scotia Barrens (IBA)--10-acre pond -- May 20, 2019
While at the 10 acre pond Monday afternoon, and in the company of Jenn Lee and Carrington(?) who both came independently: we watched an American Bittern catch and eat a frog and do its display and call, within 30-40 yds of the elevated path. We also saw a Least Bittern that was hunting along the shoreline, walking on branches just above the water.

Bob Snyder

Scotia Barrens (IBA)--10-acre pond
May 20, 2019
3:43 PM
Traveling
0.77 miles
186 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Jenn Lee pointed out the bird. Carrington (do not have last name) also saw the bird.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

5 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
2 Pied-billed Grebe -- 1 on nest at water level:
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- Female
1 Killdeer
1 American Bittern -- Photos obtained. Brown Heron-like bird. Holds head point straight up when hiding in tall grass. Brown and white vertical stripes on throat.
1 Least Bittern -- Small bittern, approx 1/2 size of Green Heron: rufous-orange in color on body, black on head and wings, orangish, long bittern-like bill: was stalking just above the water, at base of elevated path; walking on branches of shoreline shrubs: stalking small fish. Photos coming.
1 Green Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
7 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Tree Swallow
2 Cliff Swallow
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 American Robin
6 Gray Catbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
2 American Goldfinch
2 Song Sparrow
4 Eastern Towhee
1 Baltimore Oriole
10 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Common Grackle
1 Ovenbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
2 American Redstart
5 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 37


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Date: 5/20/19 7:14 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Re: Upcoming Field Trip
I do apologize, I just notice Greg had sent out an email earlier.

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:12 AM Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> This Sunday will be the last of the State College Bird Club spring field
> trips and what better way to end it with Greg Grove leading a trip to one
> of Huntingdon County's premier natural areas.
>
> Cheers,
> Jon
>
>
> *Sunday, May 26, 2019 (7am -10:30am)*
>
> Rocky Ridge Natural Area in Huntingdon County
>
> This a forest walk all the way - featuring breeding birds and maybe some
> late migrants. Not to mention great rock formations. Hike is moderately (at
> most) strenuous. 2.6 miles. Start with gradual climb of 200 feet elev.
> Then, minor ups-and-downs. Occasionally rocky, narrow footpath - hiking
> poles suggested if you normally use them. Bring water, maybe snack.
> Duration of hike will be ~2 hours with the group finishing up between
> 10am-11am.
>
> Participants can choose to meet at either two of the locations below.
>
> *Lake Perez:* Meet at Stone Valley Cabins Boat Launch (East Entrance from
> Scare Pond Rd.) at 7am. Participants will have the opportunity to scan the
> lake for any lingering migrants or rarities. Leave the lake by 7:20-7:25
> (unless rarity!). Drive to Frew Road (20-25 minute drive).
> (40.6634329,-77.9130451)
>
> *Frew Road*: Meet the group coming from Lake Perez at far end of Frew Rd
> around 7:50. This is a dead end road with a small trailhead parking area.
> ( 40.547997, -77.860548)
>
> Trip Leader: Greg Grove
>
> Please email Greg (<gwg2...>) if you are planning to attend this field
> trip.
>

 

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Date: 5/20/19 7:13 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Upcoming Field Trip
Hello all,

This Sunday will be the last of the State College Bird Club spring field
trips and what better way to end it with Greg Grove leading a trip to one
of Huntingdon County's premier natural areas.

Cheers,
Jon


*Sunday, May 26, 2019 (7am -10:30am)*

Rocky Ridge Natural Area in Huntingdon County

This a forest walk all the way - featuring breeding birds and maybe some
late migrants. Not to mention great rock formations. Hike is moderately (at
most) strenuous. 2.6 miles. Start with gradual climb of 200 feet elev.
Then, minor ups-and-downs. Occasionally rocky, narrow footpath - hiking
poles suggested if you normally use them. Bring water, maybe snack.
Duration of hike will be ~2 hours with the group finishing up between
10am-11am.

Participants can choose to meet at either two of the locations below.

*Lake Perez:* Meet at Stone Valley Cabins Boat Launch (East Entrance from
Scare Pond Rd.) at 7am. Participants will have the opportunity to scan the
lake for any lingering migrants or rarities. Leave the lake by 7:20-7:25
(unless rarity!). Drive to Frew Road (20-25 minute drive).
(40.6634329,-77.9130451)

*Frew Road*: Meet the group coming from Lake Perez at far end of Frew Rd
around 7:50. This is a dead end road with a small trailhead parking
area.
( 40.547997, -77.860548)

Trip Leader: Greg Grove

Please email Greg (<gwg2...>) if you are planning to attend this field
trip.

 

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Date: 5/20/19 6:09 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Field trip details - Rocky Ridge Nat Area May 26
Field trip- Sunday May 26. Lake Perez (brief) - Rocky Ridge Natural Area in Huntingdon County. Leaders Greg and Deb Grove


Meet at Lake Perez East entrance 700-715 am. (See link below). Leave the lake by 720-725 (unless rarity!). Drive to Frew Road (20-25 minute drive) for loop hike in Rocky Ridge Nat Area.

(Or - meet us at far end (dead end) of Frew Rd at ~750/800 40.547997, -77.860548 at a small trailhead parking area. )


This a forest walk all the way - featuring breeding birds and maybe some late migrants. Birding largely by ear. Not to mention great rock formations and perhaps some wildflowers.

Hike is moderately (at most) strenuous. 2.6 miles. Start with gradual climb of 200 feet elev. Then, very minor ups-and-downs. Occasionally rocky, narrow footpath - hiking poles suggested if you normally use them. Bring water, maybe snack.

Hike will be 2+ hrs more - finish between 10-11. Let me know if you are tentatively planning to join us.


State College to East entrance of L Perez :

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/State+College,+PA/40.6634329,-77.9130451/@40.6737841,-77.927808,13z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x89cea899c13bdb73:0x9ce1c6c2833c8091!2m2!1d-77.8600012!2d40.7933949!1m0

Greg

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


 

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Date: 5/19/19 5:25 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler - Songbird Sanctuary
Hello all,

While patiently waiting for an Eastern Towhee pair to show me their nest
location, I was treated with an adult male Mourning Warbler at the newly
developed Songbird Sanctuary off of Owens Dr. The trail system is currently
in the planning process so most of my time there was walking through the
wet herbaceous layer.

I certainly felt that observation was well worth a stack of 4 blueberry
pancakes.

Cheers,
Jon

Canada Goose 1
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Baltimore Oriole 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Northern Cardinal 2

 

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Date: 5/18/19 4:20 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: bittern party at Scotia Pond
Just now Todd Gantt first found and then we both enjoyed a bunch of cool American bittern behavior, with a male bog thumping and displaying for a female. Then a least bittern flew across too!
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56465319

 

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Date: 5/18/19 4:50 am
From: DAVIS, SHAWN <sad12...>
Subject: La Cucaracha Sparrow
This little guy has been serenading around our house for a few weeks. He
also does some more traditional songs, but this one is by far the most
charming. I suppose he picked it up while wintering in Mexico. Hope you
enjoy it.

Best,
Shawn

--
Shawn Davis
Chemistry
<sad12...>
814-272-4094

 

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Date: 5/17/19 9:29 am
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: May 29th potluck at Shaver's Creek
Greetings all,

In holding with the fine tradition of enjoying Susan Braun's bird inspired pastries / cookies (thanks in advance Susan!), we will gather for the season ending potluck on Wednesday, May 29th from 6 to 7:30 pm at Shaver’s Creek in the outdoor pavilion (which means rain or shine). Please bring a potluck item to share, water bottle, eating/serving utensils — I’ll have compostable plates and napkins. Looking forward to seeing everyone and recapping an exciting year.

Agenda
6:00 pm, set up food.
6:15 to 6:45 pm eat and enjoy company.
6:45 pm, informal bird walk to the boardwalk or visit with the birds of prey.
7:30 pm conclude.

best,
Doug

Doug Wentzel
Program Director & Naturalist

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

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

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Date: 5/15/19 2:59 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
I’ve done that several times. Easy enough, just remember where you and walk single file.

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 15, 2019, at 4:10 PM, Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> wrote:
>
> Perhaps the solution to not blocking the lane is to park across from the church at the Fairbrook intersection and walk down Tadpole to watch.
>
> Nick Bolgiano
>
>
>> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 7:36 AM Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>> The owners of the Fairbrook Wetland are Maddie and Bob Radzwich and are extraordinarily nice people. They only own to Whitehall Rd. but have worked with Clearwater Conservancy to protect the Fairbrook Wetland from development. The problem area is from Whitehall Rd downstream. I believe the last name of that property owner is Connelly and he owns the farm with the white milking barn further down along Tadpole Rd. I learned last night that he has retired and is no longer milking. One conflict is with the people who live on the East side of the wetland as they access their property via the lane owned by Connelly that crosses his very wet field. The other conflict is the fact that Tadpole Rd is busy and there aren't any really good places to pull over.
>>
>> For those who aren't aware, there were a number of us there last night because a Black-bellied Plover had been reported earlier in the day. Carl and I went out to see it, and as we were standing there, a Sandhill Crane came flying in and landed in the field near the Tundra Swan. After we left, Chelsea Beck found a Wilson's Phalarope (only the 3rd county record), so we returned and with some effort, Carl relocated it.
>>
>> These fields are going to continue to be excellent for migrating shorebirds for the next few weeks. My suggestion is to be acutely aware of where you are, park as safely as possible, and limit your time there to minimize the interaction with the locals.
>>
>> Kurt Engstrom
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Blake Ketchum <podzol...>
>> To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
>> Sent: Wed, May 15, 2019 7:01 am
>> Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
>>
>> Has anyone reached out to them face-to-face? I used to live about block from the owners of the spring-fed area to the Tussey side of the road, overlooking the wetland. The seemed like an active, bright young couple, busy with their family and projects.
>>
>> Sorry if I don't know all the back-history of exchanges with them.
>>
>> Blake
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 1:25 AM Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>> With additional great species dropping into this area Tuesday birder activity is picking up again.
>> Property owners have not been happy. Please do everything you can to respect their land/access.
>>
>> SUGGESTION: meet up with folks at the gravel lot across from church on 45 then carpool over to view so there are less vehicles where there is only space for 1-2 anyway without starting to block things up.
>>
>> I'd hate to see 'no tresspassing' signs go up!
>>
>> Jen Lee
>>

 

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Date: 5/15/19 1:10 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
Perhaps the solution to not blocking the lane is to park across from the
church at the Fairbrook intersection and walk down Tadpole to watch.

Nick Bolgiano


On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 7:36 AM Kurt <
<000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> The owners of the Fairbrook Wetland are Maddie and Bob Radzwich and are
> extraordinarily nice people. They only own to Whitehall Rd. but have
> worked with Clearwater Conservancy to protect the Fairbrook Wetland from
> development. The problem area is from Whitehall Rd downstream. I believe
> the last name of that property owner is Connelly and he owns the farm with
> the white milking barn further down along Tadpole Rd. I learned last night
> that he has retired and is no longer milking. One conflict is with the
> people who live on the East side of the wetland as they access their
> property via the lane owned by Connelly that crosses his very wet field.
> The other conflict is the fact that Tadpole Rd is busy and there aren't any
> really good places to pull over.
>
> For those who aren't aware, there were a number of us there last night
> because a Black-bellied Plover had been reported earlier in the day. Carl
> and I went out to see it, and as we were standing there, a Sandhill Crane
> came flying in and landed in the field near the Tundra Swan. After we
> left, Chelsea Beck found a Wilson's Phalarope (only the 3rd county record),
> so we returned and with some effort, Carl relocated it.
>
> These fields are going to continue to be excellent for migrating
> shorebirds for the next few weeks. My suggestion is to be acutely aware of
> where you are, park as safely as possible, and limit your time there to
> minimize the interaction with the locals.
>
> Kurt Engstrom
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blake Ketchum <podzol...>
> To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Wed, May 15, 2019 7:01 am
> Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
>
> Has anyone reached out to them face-to-face? I used to live about block
> from the owners of the spring-fed area to the Tussey side of the road,
> overlooking the wetland. The seemed like an active, bright young couple,
> busy with their family and projects.
>
> Sorry if I don't know all the back-history of exchanges with them.
>
> Blake
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 1:25 AM Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> With additional great species dropping into this area Tuesday birder
> activity is picking up again.
> Property owners have not been happy. Please do everything you can to
> respect their land/access.
>
> SUGGESTION: meet up with folks at the gravel lot across from church on 45
> then carpool over to view so there are less vehicles where there is only
> space for 1-2 anyway without starting to block things up.
>
> I'd hate to see 'no tresspassing' signs go up!
>
> Jen Lee
>
>

 

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Date: 5/15/19 4:37 am
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
The owners of the Fairbrook Wetland are Maddie and Bob Radzwich and are extraordinarily nice people.  They only own to Whitehall Rd. but have worked with Clearwater Conservancy to protect the Fairbrook Wetland from development.  The problem area is from Whitehall Rd downstream.  I believe the last name of that property owner is Connelly and he owns the farm with the white milking barn further down along Tadpole Rd.  I learned last night that he has retired and is no longer milking.   One conflict is with the people who live on the East side of the wetland as they access their property via the lane owned by Connelly that crosses his very wet field.  The other conflict is the fact that Tadpole Rd is busy and there aren't any really good places to pull over.
For those who aren't aware, there were a number of us there last night because a Black-bellied Plover had been reported earlier in the day.  Carl and I went out to see it, and as we were standing there, a Sandhill Crane came flying in and landed in the field near the Tundra Swan.  After we left, Chelsea Beck found a Wilson's Phalarope (only the 3rd county record), so we returned and with some effort, Carl relocated it.  
These fields are going to continue to be excellent for migrating shorebirds for the next few weeks.  My suggestion is to be acutely aware of where you are, park as safely as possible, and limit your time there to minimize the interaction with the locals.
Kurt Engstrom


-----Original Message-----
From: Blake Ketchum <podzol...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wed, May 15, 2019 7:01 am
Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners

Has anyone reached out to them face-to-face? I used to live about block from the owners of the spring-fed area to the Tussey side of the road, overlooking the wetland. The seemed like an active, bright young couple, busy with their family and projects. 
Sorry if I don't know all the back-history of exchanges with them.
Blake




On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 1:25 AM Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:

With additional great species dropping into this area Tuesday birder activity is picking up again.
Property owners have not been happy. Please do everything you can to respect their land/access.

SUGGESTION: meet up with folks at the gravel lot across from church on 45 then carpool over to view so there are less vehicles where there is only space for 1-2 anyway without starting to block things up.

I'd hate to see 'no tresspassing' signs go up!

Jen Lee


 

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Date: 5/15/19 4:01 am
From: Blake Ketchum <podzol...>
Subject: Re: Tadpole Rd property owners
Has anyone reached out to them face-to-face? I used to live about block
from the owners of the spring-fed area to the Tussey side of the road,
overlooking the wetland. The seemed like an active, bright young couple,
busy with their family and projects.

Sorry if I don't know all the back-history of exchanges with them.

Blake




On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 1:25 AM Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:

> With additional great species dropping into this area Tuesday birder
> activity is picking up again.
> Property owners have not been happy. Please do everything you can to
> respect their land/access.
>
> SUGGESTION: meet up with folks at the gravel lot across from church on 45
> then carpool over to view so there are less vehicles where there is only
> space for 1-2 anyway without starting to block things up.
>
> I'd hate to see 'no tresspassing' signs go up!
>
> Jen Lee
>
>

 

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Date: 5/14/19 10:26 pm
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: Tadpole Rd property owners
With additional great species dropping into this area Tuesday birder activity is picking up again.
Property owners have not been happy. Please do everything you can to respect their land/access.

SUGGESTION: meet up with folks at the gravel lot across from church on 45 then carpool over to view so there are less vehicles where there is only space for 1-2 anyway without starting to block things up.

I'd hate to see 'no tresspassing' signs go up!

Jen Lee


 

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Date: 5/13/19 11:08 am
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: highlights from migration count at Black Mo SP
I walked the Moss-Hanne Trail (very wet for much of the way) and around the
lake at Black Moshannon SP on Saturday, May 11.

One highlight was a male northern harrier flying above me near the marsh at
the upper end of Black Moshannon Creek and giving kek-kek-kek calls (a
similar but softer version of Cooper's hawk) and acting territorially.

A second highlight was the 16 species of warblers, in similar numbers to
the other 12 times I have walked this route for the migration count.

Ovenbird 90
Northern Waterthrush 7
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 29
American Redstart 5
Magnolia Warbler 10
Bay-breasted Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 7
Chestnut-sided Warbler 23
Black-throated Blue Warbler 6
Palm Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 23
Black-throated Green Warbler 11
Canada Warbler 20

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 5/12/19 3:18 pm
From: Ron Crandall <robberfly12...>
Subject: Re: Can someone ID this bird call
Richard -- Sounds like a Carolina Wren.

Ron

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 5:56 PM Richard Garland <
<0000236c4f481b8f-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Hear on the attached video.....
>

 

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Date: 5/12/19 2:56 pm
From: Richard Garland <0000236c4f481b8f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Can someone ID this bird call
Hear on the attached video.....
 

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Date: 5/11/19 1:44 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Re: Upcoming field trip
Hello all,

Due to the large percentage of rain that is predicted for tomorrow morning
and throughout the day. It is in my interest to cancel tomorrow's field
trip to Fisherman's Paradise.

Next field trip will on *May 26th* with field trip leader Greg Grove
exploring Rocky Ridge Natural Area for lingering migrants and resident
breeders. Time and meeting place TBD.

Happy Mother's Day,
Jon

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 12:35 PM Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I will be leading a walk this Sunday, May 12th at Fisherman's Paradise.
>
> Hope to see you there,
> Jon
>
> *Sunday, May 12, 2019 (7:30am-9:30am)*
>
> Mother’s Day Bird Walk at Fisherman’s Paradise
>
> Enjoy an early morning to celebrate Mother’s Day by joining the group on a
> leisurely walk along Spring Creek to identify lingering migrants and
> breeding birds. Fisherman’s Paradise is widely known for its trout
> fishing on Spring Creek, but you don’t have to be trout angler to enjoy
> this legendary microclimate. The waters of Spring Creek and the canyons
> that it meanders through is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. The
> path provides easy access through the canyon with little to none elevation
> changes. This field trip is open to members and non-members.
>
> Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman
>
> Directions: From the Bellefonte (Route 150) exit off of Route 220, go
> north on 150. Turn left onto Paradise Road, then make a left onto Spring
> Creek Road. Park at the end of this road.
>

 

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Date: 5/10/19 6:41 pm
From: Deborah Escalet <vittata106...>
Subject: Re: GWWA and BWWA at Old Rt 150, section from the old bridge at Bullit Run to the gate at the UGR's access road.
Bob,

These photos are beautiful!

Deb E

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 10, 2019, at 3:06 PM, Lorrie Miller <miller.lorrie...> wrote:
>
> As always great photos!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On May 10, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>>
>> One the evening of 5/8, I found both GWWA and BWWA on habitat at the west end of old Rt 150, about 100yds east of the old Bullit Run bridge. Both species were singing their own songs. During my walk of that area, I only detected one of each species.
>>
>> Also got a nice portrait of a Black and white Warbler in that while walking along the old road.
>>
>> Good Luck to all who go out for the Pan American Migration Count (PAMC) tomorrow. I'm going to bird west of Howard in the lake shore woods, and up into Deihl's Hollow on Bald Eagle Ridge.
>>
>> Madison Botch is the PAMC compiler for Centre.
>>
>> Good Birding and good luck tomorrow!
>>
>>
>>
>> Bob Snyder
>>
>> https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography
>> https://www.facebook.com/bob.snyder.3511041
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
>> Theodore Roosevelt
>> <GWWA at Old Rt 150 BESP Ia P5080064.jpg>
>> <BWWA old rt 150 BESP P4230177.jpg>
>> <BAWW old rt 150 BESP P5080013.jpg>

 

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Date: 5/10/19 4:18 pm
From: Ron Rovansek <rrovansek...>
Subject: Re: Identify please
Gray Catbird. Common in brushy places like backyards and the edges of parks or woods.

Ron Rovansek
Stormstown


> On May 11, 2019, at 2:17 AM, Lorrie <miller.lorrie...> wrote:
>
>
> Bob,
> A friend has this bird in her yard. Can you identify for me?
> Thanks
> Lorrie
> <IMG_2621.JPG>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/10/19 12:17 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Correction on BWWA at Bullit Run/Old Route 150, BESP
Joe Gyekis pointed out that the BWWA did not look quite right: too much
white on the belly, and Nick Boligano said it looked like a Brewster's
Warbler. I checked in the Peterson guide to Warblers and they had a photo
(image 1 below) that looked like my photo, so I am concluding that I had a
Brewster's (F1) with white wing bars and yellow and white on the belly
(Images 2 and 3). This would be a life bird for me. This bird was singing
the typical bee buzzz song of the BWWA. The GWWA that I photographed at
Old Rt 150 is is still a GWWA (image 4).

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 5/10/19 12:15 pm
From: Lorrie <miller.lorrie...>
Subject: Identify please

Bob,
A friend has this bird in her yard. Can you identify for me?
Thanks
Lorrie



Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/10/19 12:06 pm
From: Lorrie Miller <miller.lorrie...>
Subject: Re: GWWA and BWWA at Old Rt 150, section from the old bridge at Bullit Run to the gate at the UGR's access road.
As always great photos!

Sent from my iPad

> On May 10, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>
> One the evening of 5/8, I found both GWWA and BWWA on habitat at the west end of old Rt 150, about 100yds east of the old Bullit Run bridge. Both species were singing their own songs. During my walk of that area, I only detected one of each species.
>
> Also got a nice portrait of a Black and white Warbler in that while walking along the old road.
>
> Good Luck to all who go out for the Pan American Migration Count (PAMC) tomorrow. I'm going to bird west of Howard in the lake shore woods, and up into Deihl's Hollow on Bald Eagle Ridge.
>
> Madison Botch is the PAMC compiler for Centre.
>
> Good Birding and good luck tomorrow!
>
>
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography
> https://www.facebook.com/bob.snyder.3511041
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
> Theodore Roosevelt
> <GWWA at Old Rt 150 BESP Ia P5080064.jpg>
> <BWWA old rt 150 BESP P4230177.jpg>
> <BAWW old rt 150 BESP P5080013.jpg>

 

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Date: 5/10/19 9:57 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Birds from Old Rte 150, west end, BESP
Three more species from my birding from the west end of Old Rt 150 at Bald
Eagle SP on 5/8.

Gray Catbird
Rough-winged Swallows (at Bullit Run bridge)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Bob Snyder


https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography

https://www.facebook.com/bob.snyder.3511041

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

 

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Date: 5/10/19 9:46 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: GWWA and BWWA at Old Rt 150, section from the old bridge at Bullit Run to the gate at the UGR's access road.
One the evening of 5/8, I found both GWWA and BWWA on habitat at the west
end of old Rt 150, about 100yds east of the old Bullit Run bridge. Both
species were singing their own songs. During my walk of that area, I only
detected one of each species.

Also got a nice portrait of a Black and white Warbler in that while walking
along the old road.

Good Luck to all who go out for the Pan American Migration Count (PAMC)
tomorrow. I'm going to bird west of Howard in the lake shore woods, and up
into Deihl's Hollow on Bald Eagle Ridge.

Madison Botch is the PAMC compiler for Centre.

Good Birding and good luck tomorrow!



Bob Snyder


https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography
https://www.facebook.com/bob.snyder.3511041





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

 

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Date: 5/9/19 12:04 pm
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: PAMC this Saturday, great opportunity to ebird
Hi all,

If you are waiting to jump into ebird, this Saturday is a great opportunity to give it a go. The PA Migration Count welcomes all levels of participation, so submit those checklist wherever you are birding in the state. Want to help even more? Let those county compilers<https://pabirds.org/index.php/projects/pa-annual-migration-count> know where you are birding so they may help plan their coverage a little bit better. Last year, Juanita (157), Centre (151) and Huntingdon (143) Counties all finished in the top ten list for number of species reported, and no doubt people had a great time birding.

Best,
Doug


Doug Wentzel
Program Director & Naturalist

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

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


 

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Date: 5/9/19 11:38 am
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: Migration Morning, May 8th at Shaver's Creek
Greetings all,

Yesterday was a beautiful blue sky morning that might have helped to motive over forty people to turn out for our final walk of the series. Highlights included a pair of Canada Warblers, Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, singing Winter Wren and a Red-headed Woodpecker (the last record I have of Red-headed at this location was May 9, 2018 at the last MM walk of the season) among others. Thanks to all who joined us or thought about joining us, and a special shout out to Wiscoy for Animals for their continuing support.

best wishes,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
May 8, 2019 6:55 AM - 8:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)

52 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 3
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 5
Osprey 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 2
Pine Siskin 20
American Goldfinch 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 2
Ovenbird 6
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 1


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: 5/9/19 9:54 am
From: Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...>
Subject: Last bird walk of season
16 people participated in the last Arboretum bird walk of the season which took place at Scotia! Excellent views of Chestnut-sided warbler. Everyone was able to see and hear many examples. We also had lots of the resident breeders back including wood thrush, black-and white warbler and lots of Eastern Towhees. Watched a pipe warbler foraging in the top of a pine, and great view of wood thrush. Complete list below. Walks will start again in the Fall!.

Margaret

Scotia Barrens (IBA)--general, Centre, Pennsylvania, US May 9, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
36 species

Mallard 1
Ruffed Grouse 2
Mourning Dove 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 15
American Goldfinch 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 10
Baltimore Oriole 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Ovenbird 8
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Hooded Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 15
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
 

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Date: 5/9/19 5:13 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Songbird Sanctuary Survey
Hello all,

Ferguson Township and the ad hoc master planning committee had asked me to
share with the bird club list serve this short survey on citizen input for
the Songbird Sanctuary.

Please take a few minutes to provide your thoughts and concerns. Your input
is valuable and much appreciated.

Thank you!
Jon

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L32LKW7
<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2FL32LKW7&data=02%7C01%<7Cjvk5019...>%7C9de58b520bf3491597e208d6d3ef8384%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636929423666883129&sdata=J4pXKhsc3hgTJvAL55uGpkDhG3k8N5zlik5zz8PEmOY%3D&reserved=0>

 

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Date: 5/8/19 4:34 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996 -- May 8, 2019
In my enthusiasm I forgot to log the 1 GWWA so here’s the corrected list.

Bob Snyder


BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996
May 8, 2019
3:56 PM
Traveling
1.52 miles
172 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

1 Ruffed Grouse -- Heard drumming at 5:11 pm, and again at 5:20 and a third time around 5:45pm from the hill south of old Rt 150.
2 Mourning Dove
1 Killdeer
1 Bald Eagle -- Immature: could not see well enough through trees to age.
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
18 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
4 American Goldfinch
1 Chipping Sparrow
5 Field Sparrow
4 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
8 Eastern Towhee
5 Baltimore Oriole
3 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Golden-winged Warbler
1 Blue-winged Warbler
2 Black-and-white Warbler
8 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
6 Northern Cardinal
4 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 38


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/8/19 4:09 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996 -- May 8, 2019
I walked from Upper Green’s Run to Bullit Run on the old Rt 150, looking for GWWA and BWWA. I did find one of each: in the grassy and shrubby area about 1/8 mile east of the old Bullit Run bridge. Also saw one American Redstart, and heard a Ruffed Grouse drumming from the forested hill, south of old Rt 150.

This area is not listed as a hot spot: perhaps because it is in between Bullit Run and Upper Green’s Run landings. It has been GWWA and BWWA habitat for quite a few years. I would like to suggest it be made a hot spot on eBird. How do I go about that?

Thanks and good birding all,

Bob SNYDER

BESP Upper Green's Run Rd to Bullit Run bridge 40.9949x-77.6996
May 8, 2019
3:56 PM
Traveling
1.52 miles
172 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

1 Ruffed Grouse -- Heard drumming at 5:11 pm, and again at 5:20 and a third time around 5:45pm from the hill south of old Rt 150.
2 Mourning Dove
1 Killdeer
1 Bald Eagle -- Immature: could not see well enough through trees to age.
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
10 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
18 Gray Catbird
1 Brown Thrasher
4 American Goldfinch
1 Chipping Sparrow
5 Field Sparrow
4 White-throated Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
8 Eastern Towhee
5 Baltimore Oriole
3 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Blue-winged Warbler
2 Black-and-white Warbler
8 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager
6 Northern Cardinal
4 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 37


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Date: 5/8/19 12:05 pm
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Final Day Banding
The 14th and final bird banding day of the spring season at The Arboretum at Penn State was another slow one. Only 15 total birds handled, however one new species was added - Wilson's Warbler. Final numbers for the season: 39 species, 253 new birds banded (third highest spring season), 58 recaptures.A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped throughout the spring season. A summary report will be forthcoming in a few weeks. We start the fall season of banding shortly after Labor Day in September.

New Banded
Gray Catbird  7N. Mockingbird  1Am. Goldfinch  3Chipping Sparrow  1Wilson's Warbler  1
Recaptures
Am. Goldfinch banded 5/7/19Song Sparrow banded 4/2/19
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State

 

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Date: 5/7/19 1:57 pm
From: Peggy Wagoner Saporito <raven966...>
Subject: Re: Nocturnal noises
Hi Kurt,
I saw a bobcat briefly in the same area, as I was driving in late winter.
It was on in the grassy margin between the road and the woods on W.
Gatesburg road between where Scotia Range Road intersects with W. Gatesburg
and where W. Gatesburg intersects with Tadpole Rd. It slipped quickly into
the woods as I approached in the car.
Peggy

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 10:39 PM Kurt <
<000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I drove the Scotia Road tonight to look for and/or hear Whip-poor-wills.
> I saw one and heard at least 9 more. I would drive a distance, stop, turn
> off the engine, get out and listen. My final stop was under the power
> lines at the Tadpole Rd end and when I turned off the truck, immediately I
> had a bobcat or 2 start squalling not far off in the brush. I had never
> heard this before and it was hair raising. It/they did it 3 times, and
> after the third time, I got my wits about me and set my phone up to
> record. Of course, it didn't make any more sounds.
>
> Kurt Engstrom
>

 

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Date: 5/7/19 1:14 pm
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Day 13
A slow start at today's morning of banding, but a surge near the end brought numbers up to 18 total birds handled. Hi-lights were two new species for the season: Mourning Dove and Scarlet Tanager (photo below). American Goldfinch continue in good numbers.
Ninety visitors present today, most of them from Stone Valley Charter School. Thanks as always to our five volunteers of the day.Last banding day for the 2019 Spring Season is tomorrow, May 8.
New BandedMourning Dove  1Blue Jay  1Gray Catbird  3Am. Goldfinch  6N. Cardinal  1Scarlet Tanager  1
Recaptures
Gray Catbird banded 5/6/19M. Mockingbird banded 4/10/19Field Sparrow banded 4/16/19Song Sparrow # 1 banded 4/2/19Song Sparrow # 2 banded 10/6/17
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State



 

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Date: 5/7/19 10:17 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Millbrook Marsh Walk 5-7-19
Hello all,

A long line of 23 participants stretch themselves throughout the Millbrook
Marsh boardwalk for a beautiful sunny morning of bird songs, nest building,
and territorial disputes. Highlights included two Eastern Kingbirds in
flight giving their kzeer call, tailing bobbing Palm Warblers, singing and
nicely visible Swamp Sparrows, and a female Mallard with her young.

Today was the last of the spring walks at Millbrook Marsh, but look for
opportunities this summer as Nancy Ellen Kiernan will lead a series of
walks titled "Who's Nesting at Millbrook Marsh in 2019." More information
on dates and times can be found on Millbrook Marsh Public Program webpage.

Cheers,
Jon



Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
May 7, 2019 7:45 AM - 9:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.077 mile(s)
37 species

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 4
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 8
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55955633

 

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Date: 5/7/19 9:37 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Upcoming field trip
Hello all,

I will be leading a walk this Sunday, May 12th at Fisherman's Paradise.

Hope to see you there,
Jon

*Sunday, May 12, 2019 (7:30am-9:30am)*

Mother’s Day Bird Walk at Fisherman’s Paradise

Enjoy an early morning to celebrate Mother’s Day by joining the group on a
leisurely walk along Spring Creek to identify lingering migrants and
breeding birds. Fisherman’s Paradise is widely known for its trout fishing
on Spring Creek, but you don’t have to be trout angler to enjoy this
legendary microclimate. The waters of Spring Creek and the canyons that it
meanders through is home to a diversity of flora and fauna. The path
provides easy access through the canyon with little to none elevation
changes. This field trip is open to members and non-members.

Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman

Directions: From the Bellefonte (Route 150) exit off of Route 220, go north
on 150. Turn left onto Paradise Road, then make a left onto Spring Creek
Road. Park at the end of this road.

 

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Date: 5/6/19 11:33 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Day 12
A slower morning today with 17 birds of 11 species handled. New for the season were N. Flicker and C. Yellowthroat.
Twenty-three visitors joined us this morning, including a class from the Delta program of the State College Area School District. Many thanks to our seven volunteer regulars.Next banding is tomorrow (an added day from original schedule) May 7.
New Banded
Northern Flicker  1Gray Catbird  3Com. Yellowthroat  1White-crowned Sparrow  3White-throated Sparrow  1Am. Goldfinch  2B.H.Cowbird  1
RecapturesHairy Woodpecker banded 4/29/19White-crowned Sparrow banded 5/4/19Song Sparrow banded 10/6/17Red-winged Blackbird banded 4/10/19N. Cardinal banded 10/12/17
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State



 

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Date: 5/5/19 7:37 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: New article on nocturnal flight calling, city lights, and window strikes
So an article came out that draws tentative connections between several of my birding interests. It seems that the same species of birds that use nocturnal flight calls tend to be attracted to light, which puts them at risk of window strikes by drawing them into cities. I wonder if this might partly explain the excellent detection rates of birds on my nocturnal flight recorders which have all been stationed in towns with noticeable light pollution compared to surrounding countryside, or perhaps even contribute to the seemingly high numbers of migrant songbirds in downtown State College, especially on campus (although I have never seen a stand of large elms out in the country to compare, the density of migrants in hort woods is also often impressive).

On the home NFC analysis front, a cool discovery from April 30th around midnight was my first time getting a great crested flycatcher sending out weeep calls as it flew by. This paper lists flycatchers as not having an NFC, but they do call in flight, I have gotten willow, kingbird, and now great crested in the middle of the night over my house (all listed as non-callers in the article linked below).



Winger et al. 2019 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.0364

Our analysis of more than 70 000 nocturnal bird-building collisions from two cities reveals that a primary but poorly understood social cue for nocturnally migrating passerine speciesflight callingstrongly predicts species' response to a disruptive environmental stimulus (artificial light). Previous studies found that the rate of flight calling among nocturnal migrants increased around artificial light [27<https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.0364#RSPB20190364C27>,34<https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.0364#RSPB20190364C34>], highlighting an interaction between light-induced disorientation and social communication during migration. Our results suggest a related interaction between flight calling and collisions with buildings driven by phototaxis. Although the mechanism explaining this relationship requires further research, we propose that flight calls serve as a social attractant around artificial light, wherein the presence of calling individuals attracts more individuals that produce and use flight calls. When artificial light emanates from a building or other large structure, mortality rates may multiply as more birds are drawn to light. In other words, the principal social cue that may help migrating birds collectively respond to environmental stimuli in situations requiring orientation and navigation instead leads to disproportionately high mortality in an anthropogenically altered world.

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Date: 5/5/19 12:11 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: FOY Red Admiral
Hello All,

My apologies for it is not a bird, but it does fly, and its FOY for me.
This Red Admiral appeared on outside our dining room window on the peonies
yesterday evening around 6:50 pm. After several attempts at approaching it
outside, I decided to shoot through the window screen (window raised) with
my 300mm Olympus lens (equiv to 600mm field of view) that focuses down to
1.3 meters. This was the most pleasing and best angle of all the images
shot. I like the way the screen diffused the light. I brought up the
contrast and color brilliance in Lightroom and cropped, enlarged and gave a
final tweak to the contrast, and brightness with Photoshop.




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

 

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Date: 5/5/19 4:25 am
From: Deborah Grove <dsg4...>
Subject: Re: Nocturnal noises
When we were doing GWWA surveys in the Barrens in 2016, we driving to leave and saw a Bobcat laying on a fallen log sunning itself.
It didn't stay long but a memorable sight.

Deb



From: "Kurt" <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
To: "SCBIRDCL" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:56:53 PM
Subject: Re: Nocturnal noises

A follow up. Most of the Whip-poor-wills I heard were in the area near the range. Because it is now turkey season, the gates are open and you can drive all the way through Scotia Rd.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt <kge161...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Sat, May 4, 2019 10:38 pm
Subject: Nocturnal noises

I drove the Scotia Road tonight to look for and/or hear Whip-poor-wills. I saw one and heard at least 9 more. I would drive a distance, stop, turn off the engine, get out and listen. My final stop was under the power lines at the Tadpole Rd end and when I turned off the truck, immediately I had a bobcat or 2 start squalling not far off in the brush. I had never heard this before and it was hair raising. It/they did it 3 times, and after the third time, I got my wits about me and set my phone up to record. Of course, it didn't make any more sounds.

Kurt Engstrom


--

Deborah Grove

 

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Date: 5/4/19 7:57 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Nocturnal noises
A follow up.  Most of the Whip-poor-wills I heard were in the area near the range.  Because it is now turkey season, the gates are open and you can drive all the way through Scotia Rd.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt <kge161...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Sat, May 4, 2019 10:38 pm
Subject: Nocturnal noises

I drove the Scotia Road tonight to look for and/or hear Whip-poor-wills.  I saw one and heard at least 9 more.  I would drive a distance, stop, turn off the engine, get out and listen.  My final stop was under the power lines at the Tadpole Rd end and when I turned off the truck, immediately I had a bobcat or 2 start squalling not far off in the brush.  I had never heard this before and it was hair raising.  It/they did it 3 times, and after the third time, I got my wits about me and set my phone up to record.  Of course, it didn't make any more sounds.
Kurt Engstrom
 

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Date: 5/4/19 7:39 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Nocturnal noises
I drove the Scotia Road tonight to look for and/or hear Whip-poor-wills.  I saw one and heard at least 9 more.  I would drive a distance, stop, turn off the engine, get out and listen.  My final stop was under the power lines at the Tadpole Rd end and when I turned off the truck, immediately I had a bobcat or 2 start squalling not far off in the brush.  I had never heard this before and it was hair raising.  It/they did it 3 times, and after the third time, I got my wits about me and set my phone up to record.  Of course, it didn't make any more sounds.
Kurt Engstrom
 

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Date: 5/4/19 10:41 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Day 11 Banding
A very good morning of banding today. The thunderstorms of last evening seemed to have kept migrants in the area for a second day. A total of 35 birds handled today with six new species for the season: White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Orchard Oriole, Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
The Orchard Oriole was a new species being banded for the first time ever.The YB Chat (photo) and Palm Warbler were only the second appearances since banding started in 2010.
Eighteen visitors joined our seven volunteers for a great banding (and busy) morning.Three days of banding remain: May 6, 7, and 8.


New Banded
Downy Woodpecker  1Am. Robin  1G. Catbird  3Brown Thrasher  2
Am. Goldfinch  4Chipping Sparrow  1White-crowned Sparrow  4Lincoln's Sparrow  1Song Sparrow  1Yellow Palm Warbler  1Yellow-breasted Chat  1Orchard Oriole  4Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1

Recaptures
Red-bellied Woodpecker banded 4/4/17Blue Jay banded 10/6/17N. Mockingbird banded 4/10/19White-throated Sparrow banded 4/2/19Song Sparrow # 1 banded 3/29/19Song Sparrow banded 4/2/19Am. Goldfinch # 1 banded 4/22/19Am. Goldfinch # 2 banded 4/22/19Am. Goldfinch banded 4/29/19Brown-headed Cowbird banded 4/10/19
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State

 

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Date: 5/3/19 11:48 am
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: Birding Cup...Four hours to start time
Greetings all,

We have over 100 birders on 25 teams that will take to the field this evening at 7 pm to begin the 24 hours of the Birding Cup and the associated categories like the Birding Boot, County Cup, Potter Mug and the Micro Cup. All funds raised will go to our community science programs and to enhance the education around our bird feeding station (better signage, binoculars to borrow, outdoor microphones, and more). Thanks to all who are participating and sponsoring a team — and you still have time to be a part of the day by visiting the funding website<https://giveto.psu.edu/s/1218/2014/index.aspx?sid=1218&gid=1&pgid=4783> — and check out all those young birders and young at heart birders!

Hope to see many of you at the Birding Cup finish line tomorrow at Shaver’s Creek; always a treat to find out what birds 100 people can find in Central PA in 24 hours! For those participating in the event, I wish you safe, responsible and joyous birding.

Doug Wentzel
Bad Optics Team member

 

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Date: 5/3/19 8:39 am
From: JEAN ARON <000000ab966af9e4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Cages available
Question for Robyn, and/ or anyone else who might know,

  Attached are pictures of two "cages" which our upstairs tenant left behind.  I had never seen anything similar, so I am not even sure what they are, but  my guess is they are display cages for small animals or birds.   I don't think the tenant  ever kept any such pets, so  their history is a mystery.

      I wondered whether you might have a use for them, or know of someone who might.   They seem to be clean and in good condition.  The frame is black plastic or metal, with metal mesh screens all around. There are artificial plants and logs inside. 
  The measurements are:   24" W x 26+" H x 12" D,   and would be stackable.

Contact me if interested.

<shorthiker...>

Jean Aron

Boalsburg, PA


 

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Date: 5/3/19 6:47 am
From: Laura Jackson <jacksonlaura73...>
Subject: Free Forest Birds Workshop on Saturday, May 18
Juniata Valley Audubon Society has received a grant to offer a free
workshop on forest birds on May 18 at Shaver's Creek. We start with an
early morning bird walk (optional) led by Jon Kauffman, then meet at the
Env. Center for programs on forest birds and habitat management -
emphasizing the Golden-winged Warbler and its habitat needs.

Leslie Horner, from the Center for Private Forests at Penn State, will
provide some hands-on tools to help forest landowners learn how to assess
the health of their forest.

The workshop is really geared toward forest landowners, but anyone
interested is welcome to attend.

Reservations are required, as well as a $15 deposit to hold your lunch.
The money is returned if you show up!

See attached flyer for all details.

Thanks,
Laura Jackson

 

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Date: 5/2/19 5:26 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Migrant birds at west end of old Rt 150 at BESP
I birded from the Gravel lot at the Upper Green’s Run access road to Bullit Run area: hoping to find GWWAs. Bill Chambers said he had heard a GWWA around the Bullit Run bridge at old Rt 150. I did not have any this evening. I did get FOY Black-and-White Warblers (2), FOY Wood Thrushes and Ovenbirds.

I checked the Rt 150 cell tower at the BESP Overlook, and there still is no evidence that Osprey are nest-building there. My speculation is they might be building along Bald Eagle Creek from Curtin Wetland to the west end of the park. Buys nest has to be found first.

Bob Snyder

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Date: 5/2/19 4:01 pm
From: Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...>
Subject: Re: Arboretum Bird Walk Thursday May 9
Sorry walk is Thursday May 9.


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________________________________
From: Cindy <cangelone1...>
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:56 PM
To: Brittingham, Margaret
Subject: Re: Arboretum Bird Wlak

Is the walk Thursday or Friday?
Thanks
Cindy Angelone

Sent from my iPhone

On May 2, 2019, at 6:50 PM, Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...><mailto:<mxb21...>> wrote:

We had an excellent bird walk this morning. Birds are on the move and migration is in full swing. The morning started with a large number of very vocal white-crowned sparrows. I have never seen so many at the Arboretum. Once we hit the edge of the woods, we had a number of warblers including yellow, blackburnian, black-throated blue. Joe G. also heard a blue-winged warbler. We had good views of Baltimore oriole and scarlet tangaer. First eastern wood-peewee and least flycatcher of the year. Complete list below. Next week's walk is on Thursday May 10 at 8:00 AM at Scotia. We will meet on the Grayswoods side of Scotia. Turn onto Scotia Range Road and go 1.8 miles to parking area on left. We will meet at 8:00 AM

PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
May 2, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 50
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10
Chipping Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 15
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 3
Ovenbird 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

 

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Date: 5/2/19 3:50 pm
From: Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Wlak
We had an excellent bird walk this morning. Birds are on the move and migration is in full swing. The morning started with a large number of very vocal white-crowned sparrows. I have never seen so many at the Arboretum. Once we hit the edge of the woods, we had a number of warblers including yellow, blackburnian, black-throated blue. Joe G. also heard a blue-winged warbler. We had good views of Baltimore oriole and scarlet tangaer. First eastern wood-peewee and least flycatcher of the year. Complete list below. Next week's walk is on Thursday May 10 at 8:00 AM at Scotia. We will meet on the Grayswoods side of Scotia. Turn onto Scotia Range Road and go 1.8 miles to parking area on left. We will meet at 8:00 AM

PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
May 2, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 50
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10
Chipping Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 15
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Common Grackle 3
Ovenbird 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

 

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Date: 5/2/19 1:20 pm
From: Craig&Jean Miller <csjhmiller...>
Subject: different rose-breasted grosbeak
We too, have been having several grosbeaks in the yard the past couple
of days including this one that is orange,  not red.  Has any one else
seen something like this?   I am guessing it is food related.

Jean Miller


 

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Date: 5/2/19 6:58 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Many migrants in the old main elms
I also just saw a blackthr blue warbler hit a window, but it flew off.

 

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Date: 5/1/19 5:46 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: nice birds on campus today
Highlights of the day on campus included purple martin, 3 yellowlegs flying over, lots of white throated and white crowned sparrows, blue-winged warbler (singing high in the elms), northern waterthrushes beside Hintz pond, and then up in Hort Woods hooded, blackburnian, and black-throated blue warblers, plus hermit, wood thrush, and veery.
Some pics/audio recordings: https://ebird.org/media/catalog?hotspot=PSU%20(Univ.%20Park)--central%20campus,%20Centre,%20US-PA&hotspotCode=L623247&userId=USER514319&user=Joe%20Gyekis

 

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Date: 5/1/19 2:21 pm
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: PA Migration Count, May 11, 2019, Huntingdon, Centre and more...
Greetings all,

The PA Migration Count is only 9 days away (and Birding Cup is only 50 hours away!). If you are interested in contributing this year, please visit the PSO website<https://pabirds.org/index.php/projects/pa-annual-migration-count> to learn more and find the compiler for your county. Madison Botch is the compiler for Centre, and I have the honor in Huntingdon.

With eBird doing most of the tallying, the compilers main role is to assign areas within the county to those birders who are out and about during the 24 hour window. Please respond to this email if you are able to join the count this year in Huntingdon County and I will work with you to cover an area that matches your interest and time available. And if you are a regular…just let me know your plans.

all the best,
Doug



Doug Wentzel
Program Director & Naturalist

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

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

 

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Date: 5/1/19 1:36 pm
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: May 1st Migration Morning walk at Shaver's Creek

Greetings all,

A gray, cloudy, misty start to the day — perfect spring weather for central PA! Thirty-three birders enjoyed a number of first of the year birds and of course the good company. We managed to stay mostly together along the trail to the lake side pavilion and later we finished at the boardwalk platform. Lots of highlights including Scarlet Tanager, Great Crested Flycatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Palm Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Solitary Sandpiper and a high count of five Osprey (complete list below). Our final walk of the spring will be next Wednesday, May 8 at 7 am and we’ll meet in front of the center. Thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their many years of support for this program and for our bird feeding station.

Best wishes,
Doug

Shaver's Creek Env. Center, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
May 1, 2019 6:55 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)

61 species

Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 4
Ruffed Grouse 1
Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Green Heron 2
Osprey 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 17
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Wood Thrush 5
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 1
Purple Finch 1
Pine Siskin 12 continuing birds at our feeding station.
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 6
Ovenbird 6 Conservative count of singing birds (seem to be early this year and setting up territories).
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2


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: 5/1/19 10:44 am
From: Karen Kottlowski <kkottlowski...>
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at Black Street, Howard
This must be a good year for grosbeaks, Bob. I have 3 male rose-breasted grosbeaks at my feeder and one female.

Karen

Sent from my iPad

> On May 1, 2019, at 7:53 AM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>
> Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black Street Bird Sanctuary. One female and 2 males at the feeders.
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> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/1/19 9:19 am
From: Alice L. Griffin <alicelgriffin...>
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
Just had two males and two female Rose breasted grosbeaks at our feeder on
Pugh St. First ever at this location.

==================
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give "
Winston Churchill


Alice L Griffin
1401 S Pugh St
State College PA 16801
814-404-6146

On Wed, May 1, 2019, 8:36 AM Ragan, Lawrence Christopher <lcr1...>
wrote:

> I also just had two males, first ever for my home list!
> Larry
>
> On 5/1/19, 7:53 AM, "State College (PA) Bird Club on behalf of Robert
> Snyder" <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of <birdphotoginpa...>
> wrote:
>
> Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black
> Street Bird Sanctuary. One female and 2 males at the feeders.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>

 

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Date: 5/1/19 8:53 am
From: Robyn Graboski <centrewildlifecare...>
Subject: Re: Possible window collision
Margaret Brittingham might be interested for her class. :-)

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


On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 11:51 AM Ilene White <rimwhite...> wrote:

> Bird is outside the Korean Table restaurant in the 300 block of Allen St.
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Date: 5/1/19 8:51 am
From: Ilene White <rimwhite...>
Subject: Possible window collision
Bird is outside the Korean Table restaurant in the 300 block of Allen St.












Ilene White
 

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Date: 5/1/19 8:00 am
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Indigo Bunting

Quick stopped home and had FOY male Indigo Bunting, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Ruby-throated Hummingbird.  Black and White Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, and Black-throated Green Warbler also presentation.

Kurt Engstrom

 

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Date: 5/1/19 7:16 am
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: Baltimore Orioles FOY
This misty moisty morning when cloudy was the weather, one female and two male Baltimore Orioles perched in our blooming Pear tree at 10:00 5/1/2019.

Bob Fowles
Pine Grove Mills
 

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Date: 5/1/19 6:20 am
From: Debra Rittelmann <dlrittelmann...>
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
Apologies for my first reply all with no content.

We had two male and two female Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks at our new feeder this morning on Upper Georges Valley Road near Spring Mills. Only had one male last year.

Deb Rittelmann

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 1, 2019, at 9:06 AM, LJ <00004392a6048133-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> I had a pair this morning at my feeders in Lemont. Also a first ever for my home!
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> Laura
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> "I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. " ~ Abraham Lincoln
>
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> From: "Ragan, Lawrence Christopher" <lcr1...>
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:36 AM
> Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
>
> I also just had two males, first ever for my home list!
> Larry
>
> On 5/1/19, 7:53 AM, "State College (PA) Bird Club on behalf of Robert Snyder" <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>
> Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black Street Bird Sanctuary. One female and 2 males at the feeders.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/1/19 6:07 am
From: LJ <00004392a6048133-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
I had a pair this morning at my feeders in Lemont. Also a first ever for my home!
Laura "I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. " ~ Abraham Lincoln



From: "Ragan, Lawrence Christopher" <lcr1...>
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:36 AM
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College

I also just had two males, first ever for my home list!
Larry

On 5/1/19, 7:53 AM, "State College (PA) Bird Club on behalf of Robert Snyder" <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:

    Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black Street Bird Sanctuary.  One female and 2 males at the feeders. 
   
    Sent from my iPhone
   



 

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Date: 5/1/19 5:42 am
From: Debra Rittelmann <dlrittelmann...>
Subject: Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
I also just had 2 males and 2 females at my new feeder for the first time this morning. Saw one mail yesterday at Millbrook Marsh!

Deb Rittelmann

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 1, 2019, at 8:36 AM, Ragan, Lawrence Christopher <lcr1...> wrote:
>
> I also just had two males, first ever for my home list!
> Larry
>
> On 5/1/19, 7:53 AM, "State College (PA) Bird Club on behalf of Robert Snyder" <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>
> Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black Street Bird Sanctuary. One female and 2 males at the feeders.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
 

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Date: 5/1/19 5:36 am
From: Ragan, Lawrence Christopher <lcr1...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in State College
I also just had two males, first ever for my home list!
Larry

On 5/1/19, 7:53 AM, "State College (PA) Bird Club on behalf of Robert Snyder" <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:

Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black Street Bird Sanctuary. One female and 2 males at the feeders.

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/1/19 5:04 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Cancelled
Bird banding at the Arboretum at Penn State is cancelled for this morning.
Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 5/1/19 4:53 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at Black Street, Howard
Three Rose-breasted Grosbeaks showed up this morning at the 158 Black Street Bird Sanctuary. One female and 2 males at the feeders.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/30/19 5:45 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: FOY Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Howard
At 7:20 this evening I saw the first male Ruby-throated Hummingbird at our back porch nectar feeder. Shortly afterward, a female was at the feeder.

In addition two Yellow-rumped Warblers moved through the trees of our backyard this evening as well.

Good Birding All!

Bob SNYDER

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/30/19 1:22 pm
From: Daniel Ombalski <ombalski...>
Subject: Re: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28
While I’m not sure about ospreys nest building on our property anytime soon, Christina has noted osprey hanging around too... seeing one most days. So, who knows!

In general, it seems to me the osprey migration is in full swing in late April and a lot of them move along bald eagle creek, perhaps partially because it follows the ridge.

I have seen wood duck in the back woods though, and at this time of year, I think that means there may be a nest there somewhere.

And FWIW, hooded warblers are back and singing on territory, but the waterthrush and yellow-throated warblers are a little less reliable than most years.

-Dan



On Apr 30, 2019, at 3:20 PM, Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...><mailto:<000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>> wrote:

Great pictures Bob. This Spring, I have consistently seen Osprey over Bald Eagle Creek in the Unionville area. Sunday afternoon, I saw a pair flying near the Union Twsp public works garages. So, with the way Dan Ombalski lucks out with getting birds in his yard, they're probably going to nest on top of his house.

Kurt Engstrom


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...><mailto:<birdphotoginpa...>>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>>
Sent: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Subject: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28

Hello All,

I was birding at Bullit Run on Sunday (4/28) afternoon, when I saw this Osprey diving for fish on Bald Eagle Creek (creek and lake levels are almost back to summertime levels). When reviewing the photos on camera, I noticed the bird had caught a small fish that looked like a sunfish. A local fisherman verified that for me (it was fun to talk birds with this gentleman as he sat in his folding chair watching the Osprey and the swallows).

Osprey are not nesting on the Rt 150 cell tower this year, but I'm suspecting they might be nesting somewhere near and upstream of Bullit Run. I suppose a canoe outing on BE Creek is in order soon.

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder
https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography

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

 

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Date: 4/30/19 12:21 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28
Great pictures Bob.  This Spring, I have consistently seen Osprey over Bald Eagle Creek in the Unionville area.  Sunday afternoon, I saw a pair flying near the Union Twsp public works garages.  So, with the way Dan Ombalski lucks out with getting birds in his yard, they're probably going to nest on top of his house. Kurt Engstrom  -----Original Message-----
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Subject: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28

Hello All,
I was birding at Bullit Run on Sunday (4/28) afternoon, when I saw this Osprey diving for fish on Bald Eagle Creek (creek and lake levels are almost back to summertime levels).  When reviewing the photos on camera, I noticed the bird had caught a small fish that looked like a sunfish.  A local fisherman verified that for me (it was fun to talk birds with this gentleman as he sat in his folding chair watching the Osprey and the swallows).
Osprey are not nesting on the Rt 150 cell tower this year, but I'm suspecting they might be nesting somewhere near and upstream of Bullit Run.  I suppose a canoe outing on BE Creek is in order soon.
Good Birding,
Bob Snyderhttps://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography
--
Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Date: 4/30/19 11:24 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Osprey with sunfish: Bullit Run area, 4/28
Hello All,

I was birding at Bullit Run on Sunday (4/28) afternoon, when I saw this
Osprey diving for fish on Bald Eagle Creek (creek and lake levels are
almost back to summertime levels). When reviewing the photos on camera, I
noticed the bird had caught a small fish that looked like a sunfish. A
local fisherman verified that for me (it was fun to talk birds with this
gentleman as he sat in his folding chair watching the Osprey and the
swallows).

Osprey are not nesting on the Rt 150 cell tower this year, but I'm
suspecting they might be nesting somewhere near and upstream of Bullit
Run. I suppose a canoe outing on BE Creek is in order soon.

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder

https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography

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

 

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Date: 4/30/19 4:48 am
From: Ilene White <rimwhite...>
Subject: RBGR at feeder
First of the season rose breasted grossbeak at my backyard feeder near Science Park Rd.

Ilene White
 

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Date: 4/29/19 1:07 pm
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Day 10
Our slowest day of the season this morning. Only 17 birds handled of six species. Hi-light was a new species, a male Hairy Woodpecker. This now makes 85 different species banded since 2010.Four community volunteers and two visitors at the Arboretum site today. Next banding day is this Wednesday,May 1.

New Banded
Hairy Woodpecker  1House Finch  1Am. Goldfinch  5Chipping Sparrow  4
Recaptures
Am. Goldfinch # 1 banded 4/20/19Am. Goldfinch # 2 banded 4/22/19Song Sparrow # 1 banded 4/2/19Song Sparrow # 2 banded 4/2/19Song Sparrow # 3 banded 4/8/19B.H. Cowbird banded 4/16/19

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

 

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Date: 4/29/19 8:51 am
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: suspect spam
The email with the subject "Fw (1): d89” and a link that says “View Message"appears to be spam. I recommend that you do not open it.

Bob Fowles
Listserv admin for our list SCBIRDCL
 

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Date: 4/29/19 8:17 am
From: aandh_bell <00002310b6e8239b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw (1): d89
View message! <http://ertekes.hu/kndizdne/ngptpiqe.php?aandh_bell>






 

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Date: 4/29/19 7:11 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Western Kingbird report, southern Snyder County
We have a report (by telephone message with no chance to call back) to Chad K. from Dwight Brubaker, this morning, "very positive it was, got pictures of it, can't be anything else" Western Kingbird 9:30 am. 294 Sawmill Rd. Liverpool PA. At compost pile behind chicken barn, catching flies. He had to go to work, said he would call Chad back again tonight. Sounds like he welcomed visitors to come look for the bird but wasn't 100% explicit about that. If I was visiting (won't be), I would check in at the sawmill to ask for access before walking up.

I forget how to send messages to the PA Birds list, can someone forward it there for me? Thanks.

 

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Date: 4/28/19 1:29 pm
From: Thomas Rodgers <000058a5b893619d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Blue Jays
What happens when your grandson feeds peanuts to the Blue Jays. My brothers yard in Virginia.



 

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Date: 4/27/19 2:39 pm
From: Margaret Sprott <margaret.sprott...>
Subject: Re: ruby-throated hummingbird
I saw our first hummer in Huntingdon today which was a real treat. Margaret

On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 5:27 PM James Thies <thies...> wrote:

> We had a beautiful ruby-throated hummingbird at our feeder in Park Forest
> today. It was impressive how he could hold his position despite strong
> gusty winds.
>
> James B. Thies <Thies...>
>

 

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Date: 4/27/19 2:27 pm
From: James Thies <thies...>
Subject: ruby-throated hummingbird
We had a beautiful ruby-throated hummingbird at our feeder in Park Forest today. It was impressive how he could hold his position despite strong gusty winds.

James B. Thies <Thies...>

 

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Date: 4/26/19 5:45 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Bank Swallow, seen in Howard, west end boat dock area,: evening of 4/25/19
Hello All,

Today Joe Verica and I crossed paths at Bullit Run access area. Joe asked
if I had any Bank Swallows and I said only Tree and Rough-winged, and a
couple of Barn Swallows at Bullit.

I was practicing photographing flying swallows in the fading evening
light. Looking at my images from the Howard boat dock, of flying swallows,
one of the best shots stuck out: it was a Bank Swallow, which you will find
attached below.

Good Birding!

Bob Snyder

https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography



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

 

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Date: 4/26/19 2:02 pm
From: Ramsey, Lawrence William <lwr...>
Subject: Strang plimage for this time of year
This likely male rose breasted grosbeak was mingling with the evening grosbeaks on the feeder tray this rainy morning really gobbling sunflower seeds. When it came very near at the edge of the lawn near the house got the attached pic and other. See comments in my ebird check list.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55438885.

larry

 

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Date: 4/26/19 9:15 am
From: Michael P. Johnson <mpj...>
Subject: Blue-headed vireo
Lederer Park power line at the golf course

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

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

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Date: 4/26/19 2:30 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Cancelled
Bird banding for this morning at The Arboretum at Penn State cancelled due to predicted rain. Next banding day will be Monday, April 29.
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State

 

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Date: 4/25/19 5:21 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: eBird -- Howard Park and Boat Launch -- Apr 25, 2019
Hello All, this evening I was at the Howard west end boat docks and 3 Greater Yellowlegs flew overhead, then circled back and landed in the shallow water. They stayed for about 5 minutes, then took off. I have photos to process and will post tomorrow evening.

Also, three Killdeer were engaged in what looked to me as a battle between two males over a female.

A lot of “Killdeering-vocalizing” and two behaviors I’ve not seen before.

The two assumed males did this neck stretching thing that made the upper black neck band increase in width AND to make sure they were making themselves look more ferocious, the white patch on the forehead became larger: I took some video of this behavior and will post later in the day tomorrow! Pretty cool thing to watch.

But then I’m retired and after weeding, mowing and hauling brush, it doesn’t take much to get me excited these days!🙄😉

Howard Park and Boat Launch
Apr 25, 2019
6:50 PM
Stationary
43 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

4 Killdeer
3 Greater Yellowlegs -- 3 birds flew across the lake to the Howard boat dock. Flight call: as described in Sibley guide; rapid dee dew dew call and tu tu tu call. Large grayish sandpipers with long yellow legs, white eye ting and slightly upturned bill. Excellent Photos obtained.
9 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
8 Tree Swallow
6 Barn Swallow
4 American Robin
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
2 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle

Number of Taxa: 14


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Date: 4/25/19 7:57 am
From: Brittingham, Margaret <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walk
Nineteen people participated in this morning's walk at the Arboretum including many new birders which was great. Good views of bluebirds, tree swallows, and eastern towhees. The white-crowned sparrow was a nice surprise. We also heard a house wren singing although it would not come in for a close view. Complete list is below. Some also saw distant chimney swifts. Next walk is Thursday May 2 at 8:00 AM. The last walk of the season will be at Scotia on May 9.


Margaret Brittingham
Professor of Wildlife Resources


PSU Arboretum, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 25, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
35 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 5
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 4
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 4
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Common Grackle 2
Northern Cardinal 4
House Sparrow 2
 

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Date: 4/24/19 4:43 pm
From: Lorrie Miller <miller.lorrie...>
Subject: Re: Sharpshin missile attack!
The description was good enough! You still were lucky to be a part of nature at its best.

Sent from my iPad

> On Apr 24, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> wrote:
>
> Just peacefully mulching my front yard flower garden when a small raptor takes down a small bird from the shrub next to the garden. I see right away that it is a Sharpshin Hawk with a small bird in its talons, standing 10 ft front of me. Dirty hands, camera in the car, parked beside me. All we could do was stare at each other for the long time of 5 seconds, then the hawk was gone! How do I know it was a sharply? It was a small, crow-sized version of an adult Cooper’s Hawk, but with a smaller, rounded head, smallish beak and large eyes compare to head size and had rufous barring on the chest, and a determined look in its orange-reddish eye! Plus I’ve photographed a sharply up close before. My phone was in the car too!
>
> So it goes!.
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/24/19 1:33 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Sharpshin missile attack!
Just peacefully mulching my front yard flower garden when a small raptor takes down a small bird from the shrub next to the garden. I see right away that it is a Sharpshin Hawk with a small bird in its talons, standing 10 ft front of me. Dirty hands, camera in the car, parked beside me. All we could do was stare at each other for the long time of 5 seconds, then the hawk was gone! How do I know it was a sharply? It was a small, crow-sized version of an adult Cooper’s Hawk, but with a smaller, rounded head, smallish beak and large eyes compare to head size and had rufous barring on the chest, and a determined look in its orange-reddish eye! Plus I’ve photographed a sharply up close before. My phone was in the car too!

So it goes!.

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/24/19 1:22 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Barn Owl camera update
Hello all,

This morning during our Migration Morning walk, participant Carolyn Scheetz
brought to the groups attention the possibility of the first nestling of
the Barn Owl pair in Mifflin County. Volunteer Carolyn Muse perused through
last nights footage and discovered that indeed the pairs first egg hatched
last night with the first actual sighting around midnight. You can observe
footage of the young nestling on Shaver's Creek Facebook page.

Since the camera was installed after the first egg was laid, we were unable
to gather the precise date. But according to Nestwatch.org, Barn Owls
average incubation time is 30-33 days, putting the first egg laying around
March 23rd. Barn Owls exhibit asynchronous hatching, so throughout the week
we will be observing the remaining eggs to hatch at different times.

If you are having trouble viewing the nest cam on the Shaver's Creek
Citizen Science page, we have learned that viewing the camera with Internet
Explorer does not work. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Happy nestling,
Jon


3/27 - 3 eggs
3/29 - 3 eggs
3/30 - 4th egg laid
4/1 - 5th egg laid
4/3 - 6th egg laid
4/6 - 7th egg laid
4/24 - 6 eggs 1 Live Young

 

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Date: 4/24/19 12:55 pm
From: Wentzel, Douglas <djw105...>
Subject: April 24th Migration Morning bird walk
Greetings all,

A windy and beautiful morning for a walk, and our group of 30 appreciated the variety of birds. Highlights included an early season singing Blue-winged Warbler, flyover Osprey with fish, and being in the company of enthusiastic birders of all ages. Wednesday walks will continue through mid-May, 7 to 8:30 am and thanks to Wiscoy for Animals for their support.

Birding Cup<https://www.shaverscreek.org/public-programs-and-events/birding-cup/> has seventeen teams to date, and you still have time to put together a team and bird for a good cause. Hope to see you at tonight’s meeting!
best,
Doug


Shaver's Creek Env. Center--Boardwalk, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 24, 2019 7:00 AM - 8:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
51 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1
Ruffed Grouse 1
Mourning Dove 4
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 7
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 4
Pine Siskin 6
American Goldfinch 16
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 12
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 1


Doug Wentzel
Program Director & Naturalist

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

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

 

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Date: 4/24/19 10:21 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Day 9
We had the slowest day of the season this morning. Only 17 individuals handled of eight species. The constant breeze kept the numbers down and few birds were observed in the area.We welcomed 15 students/adults from the Delta program of the State College Area School District. Thanks as always to our volunteers of the day.Next banding, weather permitting, is this Friday, April 26.

New Banded
W.B. Nuthatch  1Chipping Sparrow  3Field Sparrow  3White-throated Sparrow  1Song Sparrow  1Am. Goldfinch  3N. Cardinal  1
Recaptures
Chipping Sparrow # 1 banded 4/20/19Chipping Sparrow # 2 banded 4/22/19Chipping Sparrow # 3 banded 4/22/19B.H. Cowbird banded 4/28/18
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State

 

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Date: 4/24/19 9:22 am
From: Mark Ott Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone <000027d7a2c8cc0b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: FOY Rose Breasted Grosbeak
On feeder in western suburbs of Howard today - FOU Rose Breasted Grosbeak.

Mark Ott
 

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Date: 4/24/19 9:13 am
From: Debra Grim <dsgrim02...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finches still in Howard, FOY Blue-winged Warbler at BESP, west end.
Great pictures! (as usual)

On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 10:25 AM Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> Purple Finches and White-throated Sparrows still serenading at the 158
> Black Street Bird Sanctuary in Howard.
>
> Attached is a portrait from a few days ago, and a photo of American
> Goldfinches in various stages of their 'spring finery' (ie. breeding
> plumage).
>
> One of three Northern Rough-winged Swallows that were at the marsh at the
> Walmart Superstore, Mill Hall, Clinton Co. last weekend.
>
> Last shot: FOY Blue-winged Warbler at BESP: west end of old Rt 150, from
> the grass trail that runs parallel to the old road (beware of ticks!!!!,
> and a soggy walk!).
>
> G'day and good birding!
>
> Bob Snyder
> https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography
>
>
>
> --
> Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
> Theodore Roosevelt
>

 

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Date: 4/24/19 8:42 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Birds at 10 acre pond, Scotia Barrens, State College on 4/19
I was looking for the American Bitterns at 10 acre pond, but did not find
them. I couldn't waste an opportunity to bird, even in the rain. I
photographed a Pied-billed Grebe with what appears to be an earthworm, and
this group of ducks that were swimming together:

Male and female Ring-necked Duck (white on the bills), a female Bufflehead
(small dark duck with white spot on face), and three female Hooded
Mergansers.

In addition, I had a close encounter with an Eastern Towhee (they are
usually heard more than seen); perhaps the rain brought him out?

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 4/24/19 7:27 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Purple Finches still in Howard, FOY Blue-winged Warbler at BESP, west end.
Hello All,

Purple Finches and White-throated Sparrows still serenading at the 158
Black Street Bird Sanctuary in Howard.

Attached is a portrait from a few days ago, and a photo of American
Goldfinches in various stages of their 'spring finery' (ie. breeding
plumage).

One of three Northern Rough-winged Swallows that were at the marsh at the
Walmart Superstore, Mill Hall, Clinton Co. last weekend.

Last shot: FOY Blue-winged Warbler at BESP: west end of old Rt 150, from
the grass trail that runs parallel to the old road (beware of ticks!!!!,
and a soggy walk!).

G'day and good birding!

Bob Snyder
https://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography



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

 

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Date: 4/23/19 5:24 pm
From: Potter, Joshua Ellory <jep189...>
Subject: Early warblers
Good evening, all….

To add to the early Cape Mays seen at Shaver’s Creek this week, an early Blackburnian Warbler was singing in the pines near the upper parking lot at Shaver’s Creek this afternoon around 5:15 p.m. Looking back in my emails, I see that Doug reported our FOY Blackburnian at the Center on May 2 last spring. We’ll see if this one hangs around for Migration Morning tomorrow.

Other singing warblers today at the Creek included Pine Warblers, Ovenbird, and the two Louisiana Waterthrushes setting up territory between Twin Bridges and the boardwalk.

I also flushed a FOY Wood Thrush on the path to the boardwalk this afternoon.

In Pine Grove Mills this morning I had Black-and-white, Black-throated Green, and Northern Parula singing around the West Chestnut Rd/Rothrock State Forest boundary.

Looking forward to seeing many of you out for Migration Morning tomorrow at 7 a.m.

Happy spring arrivals,

~Joshua

Joshua Potter
Educational Operations Manager

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center | Penn State University
3400 Discovery Road | Petersburg | PA | 16868

814.865.3828 | <jpotter...> | shaverscreek.org
 

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Date: 4/23/19 3:47 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
Today's count started out pretty slow, but a couple busy hours midday added
up quickly. Despite being cut short by rain it was one of the bigger days
of the season, with a total of 123 raptors migrating past. Of these 103
were Broad-winged Hawks. Red-tailed hawks were second-most common, with
seven. Osprey had another decent day, with five individuals counted,
equaling today's Sharp-shinned Hawk total.

The highlight of the day though was a pair of immature Golden Eagles that
flew through right alongside one another, relatively low above the
ridgetop. This now brings the season total up to 147.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 23, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 8 16 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 5 97 102 Bald Eagle 1 32 69 Northern Harrier 0 15 21 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 5 148 171 Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 7 41 Broad-winged Hawk 103 1714 1714 Red-tailed Hawk 7 212 407
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 2 16 147 American Kestrel 0 32 59
Merlin 0 4 6 Peregrine Falcon 0 1 4 Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4 Unknown Buteo 0
3 6 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total:
123 2320 2912
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total
observation time: 6.5 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Nick
Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Clear sky with S wind around 15 kph to
start the day, becoming overcast by midday before wind switched to SE.
Light rain began around 1430, count ended at 1530 due to increasing rain.
Raptor Observations: GE two immature at 1406. 12 TV, 1 CH, 1 BE, 2 BW, 1
RT. Non-raptor Observations: 8 COLO, 1 DCCO, 1 GBHE, 3 MODO, 2 CHSW, 1
NOFL, 1 BHVI, 3 CORA, 2 TRES, 2 BARS, 2 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 2 RCKI, 1 EABL, 1
OVEN, 1 BAWW, 3 BTNW, 1 FISP, 1 EATO, 3 BHCO, 1 HOFI, 7 AMGO. Predictions:
Sunny and warm, with W wind up to 20 kph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>
*

 

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Date: 4/23/19 7:40 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Millbrook Marsh Walk
Good Morning,

Sixteen happy participants enjoyed a leisurely walk at Millbrook Marsh
Nature Center as part of their spring Tuesday bird walks. The sunshine was
certainly a good start to the walk but highlights included a first of the
year Yellow Warbler, Eastern Bluebird perched atop a nesting box, male and
female Hairy Woodpecker coming and going from a cavity, and an unexpected
Eastern Kingbird. The House Wrens were certainly letting the participants
aware of their territories and signaling the start of the nesting season.

Tuesday walks continue next week.

Best,
Jon

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, Centre, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 23, 2019 7:45 AM - 9:22 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.723 mile(s)
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 1
Killdeer 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 3
crow sp. 1
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 3
European Starling 2
American Goldfinch 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Yellow Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55292617

 

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Date: 4/23/19 7:24 am
From: Paul Brigman <paulbrigman...>
Subject: Lederer Park
I enjoyed a short walk through Lederer Park this morning. Although not much
new to report in terms of migrants (usual early arrivals were all present -
Yellow Warblers, Blue-Headed Vireos, etc.), I did get some great close
looks at a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker and a magnificent view of the resident
Great Horned Owl perched in its favorite tree near the east end of the park!

Raiders of the Lost Lark are gearing up for the Birding Cup again this
year! Hope to see you all out in there!

Paul Brigman

 

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Date: 4/23/19 6:47 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: FOY BWWA
First of year Blue-winged Warbler heard and seen at BESP, between Upper Green’s Run access road and Bullit Run. Bee-buzz!

Bob Snydet

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/22/19 5:16 pm
From: Gary Palmer <palmerjg...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
It was a slower day at the hawk watch today, with a total of 22 raptors
migrating past. Broad-winged Hawks were once again most common, with a
total of 13, followed by three each of Osprey and Red-tailed Hawk, and one
each of Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and an unknown Accipiter.

The Common Loon migration seems to be winding down, but five more were seen
today. An Ovenbird was today's new species for the season.


Gary Palmer



*Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch State College, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
Counts: Apr 22, 2019
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Black Vulture 0 8 16 Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 3 92 97 Bald Eagle 1 31 68 Northern Harrier 0 15 21 Sharp-shinned
Hawk 1 143 166 Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27 Northern Goshawk 0 0 1 Red-shouldered
Hawk 0 7 41 Broad-winged Hawk 13 1611 1611 Red-tailed Hawk 3 205 400
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3 Golden Eagle 0 14 145 American Kestrel 0 32 59
Merlin 0 4 6 Peregrine Falcon 0 1 4 Unknown Accipiter 1 3 4 Unknown Buteo 0
3 6 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown Raptor 0 5 9 Total: 22
2197 2789
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours Official Counter: Gary Palmer Observers: Jon
Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano Visitors: None. Weather: Wind from NNW at 15-25 kph
for most of the day. Mostly sunny, with high temp of 26. Raptor
Observations: 9 TV, 1 SS, 2 BE, 2 BW, 1 RT. Non-raptor Observations: 5
COLO, 1 MODO, 1 NOFL, 1 BHVI, 1 AMCR, 1 CORA, 3 BARS, 2 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 1
OVEN, 2 BAWW, 3 BTNW, 1 EATO, 1 COGR, 3 BHCO, 5 AMGO. Predictions: Cloudy
with light SW wind, possible thunderstorms by end of day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer (<palmerjg...> <palmerjg...>)
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
<http://tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/> More site information at
hawkcount.org <http://hawkcount.org>:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=438> Count data submitted via
Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019
<https://dunkadoo.org/explore/shavers-creek-environmental-centerstate-college-bird-club/spring-hawkwatch-2019>*

 

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Date: 4/22/19 2:25 pm
From: Madison Botch <madisonbotch15...>
Subject: Cape May Warbler at Shaver’s Creek
Hello fellow bird-lovers,

Time to update your phenology calendars. The new "Earth Day" bird is
apparently the Cape May Warbler. While walking the Point Trail at Shaver's
Creek Environmental Center around 3 pm, I spotted a Cape May Warbler.
Naturally, I went to grab Doug Wentzel et. al, and upon further
investigation, it was found that there were in fact 2 male Cape May
Warblers amongst the company of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Blue-headed
Vireos. We heard a brief snippet from one of the Cape Mays singing as well.

Attached is a photo courtesy of Graham Gorgas. More photos can be found on
the eBird checklist. (
https://ebird.org/pa/view/checklist/S55270772?share=true)

Happy Earth Day to all!

Madison


--

Madison Botch
Environmental Education Intern
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Pennsylvania State University
<kestrel...>

 

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Date: 4/22/19 12:31 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Surf Scoter

I stopped by Colyer Lake around noon today and found a Surf Scoter.  There were also 3 Bonaparte Gulls, and 7 Bufflehead.  John Carter was there after me and 10 Long-tailed Ducks had arrived.

Kurt Engstrom

From: Kurt <kge161...>
Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Subject: No Subject
To: kge161 <kge161...>





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Date: 4/22/19 11:24 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <000056793b0161d0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Banding Day 8
Another breezy and overcast morning which reduced the capture rate at this morning's banding. Twenty birds handled with House Wren new for the season. Chipping Sparrow and American Goldfinch continue to be common.Next banding is this Wednesday, April 24 at The Arboretum at Penn State.
New Banded

House Wren 1Am. Robin  1House Finch  1Am. Goldfinch  6Chipping Sparrow  5White-throated Sparrow  1Song Sparrow  1
Recaptures
Downy Woodpecker banded 4/22/19Field Sparrow banded 4/16/19Song Sparrow banded 4/2/19B.H. Cowbird banded 4/28/18
Nick Kerlin, Bander-in-chargeAvian Education ProgramThe Arboretum at Penn State



 

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Date: 4/22/19 9:29 am
From: Debra Grim <dsgrim02...>
Subject: Re: FYI: FREE Tick Testing
Do I get a prize if my tick passes?

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 10:42 AM Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:

> Hey all. You can get FREE TICK TESTING here:
>
> https://www.esu.edu/dna/tick-diagnostics/index.cfm
>
>
>
> Susan Braun sent this article about it:
>
>
>
>
> https://www.abc27.com/investigators/investigations/pennsylvania-lab-offers-free-tick-testing/1939234304
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> https://www.ticklab.org/
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> jen
>

 

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Date: 4/22/19 8:43 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Upcoming Field Trip
Hello all,

Field trips last week brought together many members of the community to
share American Woodcock displays, the return of Barn Swallows, and singing
Grasshopper and Savannah Sparrows.

This Saturday's field trip leader, Joe Gyekis, looks to explore Walker Lake
of Snyder County. With 2019 marking Snyder County's big year eBird
challenge, Joe and participants have hopes to observe returning migrants to
the area and promote more observers to visit the diverse habitat of the 332
sq mile county. The 5th smallest county in Pennsylvania. To date, observers
have tallied 151species.

On another note, we have another field trip opportunity coming up on *May
26th* with field trip leader Greg Grove. More details to come but mark your
calendar!

Best,
Jon



Saturday April 27, 2019 (8:00am-11:00 am)

Walk at Walker Lake, Troxelville, Pa

Meet at Walker Lake boat launch parking area at 8:00 am (location:
40.805104, -77.179631). We will walk together in the lakeside environs
looking for warblers, vireos, and other returning small migrants, plus any
water birds that are around.

Trip Leader: Joe Gyekis

 

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Date: 4/22/19 7:42 am
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: FYI: FREE Tick Testing
Hey all. You can get FREE TICK TESTING here:
https://www.esu.edu/dna/tick-diagnostics/index.cfm

Susan Braun sent this article about it:

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