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11/21/17 5:40 pm Mary MGuire <maryshaymcguire...> Re: A little color before Winter
11/21/17 3:45 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> A little color before Winter
11/21/17 3:18 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> A lousy exposure, but it is a Northern Shrike
11/21/17 3:18 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Northern Non-Shrike at BESP Marina
11/21/17 1:21 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> The Bald Eagle State Park Christmas Bird Count for 2017-18
11/21/17 1:04 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
11/21/17 12:22 pm Madison Botch <madisonbotch15...> Re: Northern Shrike at BESP,
11/20/17 4:52 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
11/19/17 2:54 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
11/19/17 1:01 pm Tom Pluto <mapturtles...> Feeder problem
11/19/17 12:04 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Northern Shrike at BESP,
11/17/17 4:32 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Friday hawk watch pictures
11/17/17 3:16 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Nov 2017) 39 Raptors
11/17/17 1:19 pm Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> Tree Commission
11/16/17 2:49 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jacks Mountain 11/16/17
11/16/17 2:49 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
11/16/17 5:47 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] PSO Scholarship Available
11/15/17 2:43 pm Joe Gyekis <j99...> Happy Valley Brewing Co. now to 6:30
11/15/17 1:44 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
11/15/17 7:08 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Meeting Reminder: Millbrook, Tonight at 7 pm
11/14/17 1:40 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2017) 2 Raptors
11/13/17 10:17 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> Bird Clock has been claimed.
11/13/17 8:42 am Joseph Verica <joeverica...> Re: Notes and Meeting on November 15th at Millbrook
11/13/17 6:46 am Daniel Ombalski <ombalski...> Leucistic Redtail and Goldens
11/13/17 5:41 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> Notes and Meeting on November 15th at Millbrook
11/12/17 1:59 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
11/11/17 1:51 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Nov 2017) 15 Raptors
11/11/17 7:04 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jack's Mountain 11/10/17
11/10/17 3:23 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Second highest GE count ever -Stone Mt 11/10/17
11/10/17 3:01 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Stone Mt 11/10/17
11/8/17 3:31 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Nov 2017) 53 Raptors
11/6/17 6:00 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors
11/6/17 10:42 am Bob Fowles <rbf...> State College Christmas Bird Count for 2017
11/6/17 8:15 am Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> colyer lake waterfowl
11/5/17 5:15 pm Donald A Bryant <dab14...> Juvenile Female Prairie Falcon
11/5/17 9:56 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Good birds at Bald Eagle today: Brant, Black and Surf Scoter, Red-necked Grebe
11/4/17 7:01 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Re: shorebird ID challenge
11/4/17 5:08 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Re: shorebird ID challenge
11/4/17 4:22 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Re: shorebird ID challenge
11/4/17 3:48 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> powering north-to-south GE
11/4/17 3:37 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Nov 2017) 37 Raptors
11/4/17 3:04 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> shorebird ID challenge
11/4/17 5:37 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
11/2/17 5:30 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
11/2/17 4:58 pm John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> Re: Leucistic chickadee
11/2/17 3:55 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jacks Mt 11/2/17
11/2/17 1:54 pm Joe Gyekis <j99...> Leucistic chickadee
11/1/17 12:34 pm Jen Lee <jal21...> H is for Hawk : NATURE tonight on PBS
10/31/17 3:38 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (31 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors
10/31/17 11:14 am Joe Verica <joeverica...> Re: Sandpipers at tadpole Road
10/31/17 6:58 am Joe Gyekis <j99...> Sandpipers at tadpole Road
10/31/17 6:01 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2017) 77 Raptors
10/30/17 5:25 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> flock of 25 Bonaparte's gulls
10/29/17 5:10 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Clinton County Fairground Dickcissels revisited
10/29/17 12:31 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
10/29/17 12:25 pm Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...> Re: Juncos in Howard
10/29/17 11:18 am Donald A Bryant <dab14...> golden eagles
10/29/17 9:50 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Juncos in Howard
10/29/17 8:58 am Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...> First Juncos
10/29/17 4:52 am Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: [PABIRDS] Last Call: Jun/July 2017 photos for Pennsylvania Birds
10/28/17 9:32 pm Donald A Bryant <dab14...> dark morphs
10/28/17 1:51 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
10/26/17 5:22 pm Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> Jack's Mt 10/26/17
10/26/17 4:58 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (26 Oct 2017) 208 Raptors
10/25/17 4:24 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Oct 2017) 45 Raptors
10/25/17 10:10 am Doug Wentzel <djw105...> Re: Meeting Tonight! October 25th Meeting at Millbrook Marsh: Jerry Regan, Building a Wildlife Foundation
10/24/17 4:47 pm Donald A Bryant <dab14...> Harlans and Western (calurus) RT
10/24/17 3:44 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Tuesday hawk watch pictures
10/24/17 2:53 pm Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...> Re: Chukar
10/24/17 2:44 pm Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (24 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
10/24/17 2:38 pm Mike Dreibelbis <mjd5243...> Re: Chukar
10/23/17 2:27 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Oct 2017) 11 Raptors
10/22/17 2:58 pm Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Oct 2017) 59 Raptors
 
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Date: 11/21/17 5:40 pm
From: Mary MGuire <maryshaymcguire...>
Subject: Re: A little color before Winter
Thank you--it is a wonderful photograph and I like knowing the names so I
can tell my daughters so they can plant in their yards. Mary McG.

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:45 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> Not a bird photo, but the birds in my backyard, sure do like
> Serviceberries (aka, ND calls it Juneberry) in the spring, and Winterberry
> Holly (Pine Siskins eat the berries) over the winter months.
> Good cover for small birds when the Cooper's Hawk is on the hunt!
>
> The white dots of dried flower heads in the lower left quadrant are
> Ironweed.
>
> With excellent backlight, the leaves practically glow (photographic hint:
> if you shoot through a window screen, you can get some nice diffused light
> effects) !
>
> Have a good Thanksgiving All!
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> --
> Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
> Theodore Roosevelt
>

 

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Date: 11/21/17 3:45 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: A little color before Winter
Hello All,

Not a bird photo, but the birds in my backyard, sure do like Serviceberries
(aka, ND calls it Juneberry) in the spring, and Winterberry Holly (Pine
Siskins eat the berries) over the winter months.
Good cover for small birds when the Cooper's Hawk is on the hunt!

The white dots of dried flower heads in the lower left quadrant are
Ironweed.

With excellent backlight, the leaves practically glow (photographic hint:
if you shoot through a window screen, you can get some nice diffused light
effects) !

Have a good Thanksgiving All!

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 11/21/17 3:18 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: A lousy exposure, but it is a Northern Shrike
Here's a not-very-good exposure showing the Northern Shrike Joe Verica and
I saw at BESP on Nov 19th.
Also, a photo of a Common Loon, seen with a large fish, just off shore of
Hunter's Cut sunken road, in a driving snow squall.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 11/21/17 3:18 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Northern Non-Shrike at BESP Marina
Hello All,

Couldn't resist sending out a photo (since the bird posed so well, and
close to the car) of the Northern Mockingbird that appears to be hanging
out in the area of the Marina parking lot at BESP.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 11/21/17 1:21 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: The Bald Eagle State Park Christmas Bird Count for 2017-18
Hello All,

The *Bald Eagle State Park Christmas Bird Count (BESP CBC)* will take
place on *January 1, 2018*, as part of the *118th Audubon Christmas Bird
Count *which is 12/14/2017 through 1/5/2018.
*That's the first Monday of 2018! *

*First,* for all of the ' BESP CBC Regulars', please let me know by
December 18, 2017 if you will be participating and if you will be covering
the same area as last year.

*Second,* If you wish to participate and do not have a route,
or you would like to accompany someone else on their route,
or if you know a non-club member who would like to participate,
please respond to this note by emailing myself, Bob Snyder, Compiler BESP
CBC: at

<birdphotoginpa...>

You may also get in touch with me at my work email: <rhs2...>

And you may reach me at home at 814-625-9122, OR you may call or send me a
text to my cell phone at 814-753-2629.

Please try to notify me by December 18.

*Third, *please note that I have attached a revised version of the CBC
Report Form (as word.docx and PDF files) and a map of the BESP Circle. I
revised the Report Form by adding a few more species to the list, and
leaving some extra space for birds sighted but not on the list. The same
information is still there on the form; its' just been moved around a bit.
Please let me know your thoughts on the revision.

*Fourth:* You can email your count data to me at either email address, or
mail it to me at P.O. Box 603, Howard, PA, 16841. You may email either the
word document, or an excel file, or a listing within an email body. Please
make sure you do send all the data requested by the form.


*Fifth:*
*After the results of the count have been entered on the Audubon web site*,
you can view them as follows:
1. go to http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count
2. scroll down and click on “CBC Results” and then click Current and from
the pull-down list select "Results by Count”
3. enter the code PASC in the box "Count Code”; click the small circle in
the displayed count area description
4. choose your report format (PDF, Word, etc), and click Export to download
the report.

You can do that now for last year's count by selecting Historical instead
of Current in the above instructions.

For more information about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, visit the
Audubon web site at http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/
christmas-bird-count and select any of the topics.

For more information about the State College CBC, click on "Christmas Bird
Count" in the menu at http://www.scbirdcl.org. It has links to a map of the
count circle and a downloadable copy of the Report Form that can be used
for the State College or Bald Eagle State Park count. The count circle maps
include a static approximate circle, and a more precise circle that can be
displayed with Google Earth and viewed at any zoom level.
The State College Christmas Bird Count for 2017 will take place Sunday,
December 17 as part of the 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count which is
12/14/2017
through 1/5/2018.


Thank you all for your time and Good Luck in the field!

Bob Snyder Compiler Bald Eagle S.P. (PABE)

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

 

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Date: 11/21/17 1:04 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:45:50 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 19 37
TV 1 33 364
OS 0 0 52
BE 0 28 133
NH 0 13 47
SS 0 29 611
CH 0 6 76
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 25 49
BW 0 0 2445
RT 2 188 442
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 66 82
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 1 38
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 14
Total: 4 413 4479

Observation start time: 11:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 2.75 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove

Weather:
SW wind. Increasing clouds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=21 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/21/17 12:22 pm
From: Madison Botch <madisonbotch15...>
Subject: Re: Northern Shrike at BESP,
Shrike is still at Bald Eagle SP in this same vacinity! Spotted at 2:45 and
watched for about half an hour as it dove numerous times for food.

-Madison


On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 3:04 PM Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
wrote:

> 1 Northern Shrike seen by myself and Joe Verica off the main park road,
> about 50 yds southeast of 4-way intersection. I have a photo, but may try
> for another. When last seen the Shrike dove down from tree in direction of
> Letterman campground.
>
> Let the Shrike Hunts begin!
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
--

Madison Botch
State 4-H Office Assistant
<mab6328...>
(814) 863-7408

 

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Date: 11/20/17 4:52 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 20, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 4 19 37
TV 1 32 363
OS 0 0 52
BE 2 28 133
NH 0 13 47
SS 1 29 611
CH 0 6 76
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 24 48
BW 0 0 2445
RT 8 186 440
RL 0 0 0
GE 5 66 82
AK 0 1 65
ML 1 1 38
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 2 14
*Total:* 23 409 4475

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano


*Visitors:*
Susan and Lauren Smith

*Weather:*
Wind W 8-14 mph, sky clearing mid-morning, temp -2:5C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 842 Im, 1315 Ad, 1 BE not counted GE: 910 Ad, 1226 Ad, 1245 Juv, 1357
Ad, 1339 Ad

*Non-raptor Observations:*


------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=20>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11>]

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

 

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Date: 11/19/17 2:54 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
To: "pabirds" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 5:42:32 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 15 33
TV 0 31 362
OS 0 0 52
BE 2 26 131
NH 0 13 47
SS 1 28 610
CH 1 6 76
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 24 48
BW 0 0 2445
RT 7 178 432
RL 0 0 0
GE 9 61 77
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 13

Total: 20 386 4452
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind WNW 15-30 mph, sky cloudy, temp 2-3C, periodic rain/snow squalls;
heavy squalls after 330.

Raptor Observations:
BE: 836 Juv, 1620 Imm, 1 BE not counted
GE: 826 Ad, 910 Ad, 913 Ad, 940 Unk, 1215 Ad, 1251 Ad, 1320 Ad, 1321 Ad,
1415 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-53, Ring-billed Gull-4
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (<gwg2...>)


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

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Date: 11/19/17 1:01 pm
From: Tom Pluto <mapturtles...>
Subject: Feeder problem
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The other day I was wondering why I wasn't getting any feeder action.


Tom
 

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Date: 11/19/17 12:04 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Northern Shrike at BESP,
1 Northern Shrike seen by myself and Joe Verica off the main park road, about 50 yds southeast of 4-way intersection. I have a photo, but may try for another. When last seen the Shrike dove down from tree in direction of Letterman campground.

Let the Shrike Hunts begin!

Bob Snyder

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/17/17 4:32 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Friday hawk watch pictures
the 4-yr old bald eagle had the typical mostly-white head and tail, but
also bright white axillary (wingpit) feathers, which I haven't seen
before for this age. Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 11/17/17 3:16 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Nov 2017) 39 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Nov 2017) 39 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 17, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 12 15 33
TV 1 31 362
OS 0 0 52
BE 4 24 129
NH 2 13 47
SS 2 27 609
CH 0 5 75
NG 0 0 1
RS 4 24 48
BW 0 0 2445
RT 11 171 425
RL 0 0 0
GE 3 52 68
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 13
*Total:* 39 366 4432

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove, Jen Steigerwalt, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Greg Grove, Jen Steigerwalt, Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano, Susan Smith

*Weather:*
Wind WNW/W 4-13 mph, sky mostly clear, temp 0-5C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1100 Ad, 1328 Juv, 1517 Juv, 1540 4-yr, 3 not counted GE: 1130 Ad, 1232
Ad, 1242 Ad

*Non-raptor Observations:*


------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=17>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11>]

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Date: 11/17/17 1:19 pm
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: Tree Commission
In a bird related item. State College Boro currently has two openings on the Tree Commission. Having recently served on the commission I can say it is a worthwhile experience and fine people to work with. Only a few meetings per year. If you are a resident of the boro and interested contact Alan Sam, Boro Environmental Corrdinator/Arborist at <asam...>,

Nick Kerlin


 

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Date: 11/16/17 2:49 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jacks Mountain 11/16/17
*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 128 Osprey 0 1 47 Bald
Eagle 2 14 129 Northern Harrier 0 5 51 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 804 Cooper's
Hawk 0 1 91 Northern Goshawk 0 0 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 18 Broad-winged
Hawk 0 0 6088 Red-tailed Hawk 0 82 269 Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2 Golden Eagle
1 20 39 American Kestrel 0 0 53 Merlin 0 0 13 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Raptor 0 1 4 Black Vulture 0 6 25 Swainson's Hawk 0 0
0 Total: 3 155 7787
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 5 hours Official Counter: Jon Kauffman Observers: Jay
Zook, Jon Kauffman, Rob Dickerson Weather: Winds from the west at 8-12mph
with strong gusts reaching 12-17mph making it a chilly day. Cloud cover
consistently changing with a dark band and light drizzle in the 10am hour.
Raptor Observations: BAEA: 1220(Ad) 1225(Ad) GOEA: 1045(Ad) Black Vultures
and Red-tails seen but not counted. Non-raptor Observations: Eastern
Bluebird(5) Dark-eyed Junco(13)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (<jvk5019...> <jvk5019...>)
Jacks Mountain information may be found at:
http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home
<http://sites.google.com/site/jacksmountainhawkwatch/home>*


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

 

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Date: 11/16/17 2:49 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
To: "pabirds" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:48:09 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 21
TV 1 30 361
OS 0 0 52
BE 5 20 125
NH 0 11 45
SS 3 25 607
CH 0 5 75
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 20 44
BW 0 0 2445
RT 2 160 414
RL 0 0 0
GE 6 49 65
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 13

Total: 17 327 4393
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano, Trudy Kyler

Observers: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano, Trudy Kyler

Weather:
Wind W 8-20 mph, sky mostly cloudy, temp 3-8C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 955 Ad, 1002 Im(3), 1148 Im, 3 not counted
GE: 1009 Ad, 1112 Ad, 1113 Unk, 1211 Ad, 1425 Ad, 1540 Ad


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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

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Date: 11/16/17 5:47 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] PSO Scholarship Available



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Subject: [PABIRDS] PSO Scholarship Available
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:31:12 -0500
From: Holly Merker <0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request...>
Reply-To: Holly Merker <HCybelle...>
To: <PABIRDS...>



Hello PA Birders,

The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology’s (PSO) Education Committee, along with the PSO Board, is thrilled to announce a new Youth Scholarship, to support a young Pennsylvanian wishing to attend a selected teen bird camp (noted on the application linked below)!

This scholarship is the direct result of funds in-surplus from the PSO Annual Meeting, held this past September in Cumberland County. So, thanks to all who attended, and who are making this scholarship possible!

If you are a young birder, or, if you know one who might be interested, and eligible, please click this link to find the scholarship: http://www.pabirds.org/Education/YouthScholarship.html <http://www.pabirds.org/Education/YouthScholarship.html>

The deadline for application is December 31st, 2017, and winners will be announced by January 15th, 2018.

You do not have to be a member of the PSO to obtain this scholarship, just a resident of Pennsylvania!

Please contact me with any questions!

Good birding, to all,

Holly Merker
PSO Education Committee, Chair
Downingtown, PA

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Date: 11/15/17 2:43 pm
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Happy Valley Brewing Co. now to 6:30
In a previous email I suggested that Chad and I would be eating at Millbrook if people wanted to show up early but we decided 2 meet at Happy Valley Brewing company instead so if you're planning to come before 6:45 you can catch us there. Sorry for the back and forth on the planning.
 

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Date: 11/15/17 1:44 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:41:56 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (15 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 3 21
TV 0 29 360
OS 0 0 52
BE 1 15 120
NH 0 11 45
SS 0 22 604
CH 1 5 75
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 20 44
BW 0 0 2445
RT 5 158 412
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 43 59
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 1 13
Total: 10 310 4376

Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
2

Weather:
Light SE Wind, increasing clouds becoming 100% overcst, 1-4C.

Raptor Observations:
GE age? 1135 BE Imm 1202 3 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:



Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=15 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/15/17 7:08 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Meeting Reminder: Millbrook, Tonight at 7 pm
Hi Everyone,

Sending a reminder because the bird club meeting is earlier in the month than usual this time. It's tonight!

And nce again, it's at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Our guest speaker this month is Chad Kauffman, the organizer of Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology field trips, the host of several PA-wide birding Facebook pages, and general birding enthusiast of south-Central PA. He will be talking about Pennsylvania Birding Highlights of 2017, with lots of talk about exciting birds that have showed up in our region this year.

We won't have a sit-down dinner at a restaurant with him because he's coming into town after work, but we will be bringing sandwiches to Millbrook to eat before the meeting and if you want to come early to hang out with us you're welcome to do so.

Joe

 

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Date: 11/14/17 1:40 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2017) 2 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:39:24 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (14 Nov 2017) 2 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 3 21
TV 0 29 360
OS 0 0 52
BE 0 14 119
NH 0 11 45
SS 0 22 604
CH 0 4 74
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 19 43
BW 0 0 2445
RT 0 153 407
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 42 58
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
Total: 2 300 4366

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Mostly calm wind occasional light NNW. Heavy overcast. 1-2C

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 900, 210

Non-raptor Observations:
2 C Loons


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=14 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/13/17 10:17 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: Bird Clock has been claimed.
Thanks for the quick responses to the bird clock — it now will sing in a new locale.
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: 11/13/17 8:42 am
From: Joseph Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Re: Notes and Meeting on November 15th at Millbrook
Hi Doug,

I will be at the meeting and will pass by Foxdale on the way. I can give
Betty a ride.

Take care
Joe Verica

On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Doug Wentzel <djw105...> wrote:

> Greetings all,
>
> If you are planning on attending the meeting this week (and I’m sure many
> of you are) and you live southeast of town, please consider providing a
> ride for one of our Foxdale members, Betty Kirchner. If you are able to
> provide a ride, please respond to the list and I can provide you with the
> contact information for Betty.
>
> As the giving season approaches, you might be on the lookout for the
> sought after “bird clock”. One of our members is looking to find a home
> for this wall mounted timepiece that chimes with different songs, and it
> could be yours for a donation to the club. If you are interested, reply to
> this email and I’ll put you in contact with the current owner.
>
> Meeting Logistics
> As with the October meeting,we will be using the Spring Creek Education
> Building at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. A reminder that the pole light
> does not illuminate the parking lot, so bring a flashlight (or use that
> handy phone light) to enjoy the short walk from the parking lot to the
> building. You are also welcome to park near the building in the staff lot,
> and there are two handicapped spaces as well that are lighted.
>
> all the best,
> Doug
>
> Doug Wentzel
> Program Director & Naturalist
>
> Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
> The Pennsylvania State University
> 3400 Discovery Road
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=3400+Discovery+Road&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Petersburg, PA 16669-2114
>
> phone: 814.865.4123 <(814)%20865-4123>
> fax: 814.865.2706 <(814)%20865-2706>
> http://www.ShaversCreek.org <http://www.shaverscreek.org>
>
>


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Date: 11/13/17 6:46 am
From: Daniel Ombalski <ombalski...>
Subject: Leucistic Redtail and Goldens
A bit of a belated report... Thursday the 10th I drove out to Pittsburgh on US 22, at around 8 am, I saw a leucistic buteo just northwest of the Route 53 interchange near Cresson. I have seen what I presume to be the same all white bird, dating back to March 2012, with intermittent sightings through the years, including a handful reported by others to this listerv in January 2016 and January 2017. As with most of my previous views, this bird was quite distant, and I believe it's a redtail, but still haven't seen it close enough to say definitively.

Also, a bit more data on Friday's golden eagle push... a friend counted 33 golden eagles on Bald Eagle Mountain (26 by noon). Those combined with Stone, Jacks, Second Mt and Waggoners totals 115 goldens... and I would guess almost all of these are unique sightings, i.e. goldens counted on each ridge were not recounted by the other ridges... It must've been a great day to be on the ridges!

-Dan


 

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Date: 11/13/17 5:41 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: Notes and Meeting on November 15th at Millbrook
Greetings all,

If you are planning on attending the meeting this week (and I’m sure many of you are) and you live southeast of town, please consider providing a ride for one of our Foxdale members, Betty Kirchner. If you are able to provide a ride, please respond to the list and I can provide you with the contact information for Betty.

As the giving season approaches, you might be on the lookout for the sought after “bird clock”. One of our members is looking to find a home for this wall mounted timepiece that chimes with different songs, and it could be yours for a donation to the club. If you are interested, reply to this email and I’ll put you in contact with the current owner.

Meeting Logistics
As with the October meeting,we will be using the Spring Creek Education Building at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. A reminder that the pole light does not illuminate the parking lot, so bring a flashlight (or use that handy phone light) to enjoy the short walk from the parking lot to the building. You are also welcome to park near the building in the staff lot, and there are two handicapped spaces as well that are lighted.

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: 11/12/17 1:59 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:55:21 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (12 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 3 21
TV 0 29 360
OS 0 0 52
BE 1 14 119
NH 0 11 45
SS 2 22 604
CH 0 4 74
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 19 43
BW 0 0 2445
RT 5 153 407
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 40 56
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
Total: 10 298 4364

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

Weather:
Calm/Very light SE wind. -3 to +3C. Increasing clouds.

Raptor Observations:
Ad GE 1255; age? GE 115 Ad BE 1205 3 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
5


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=12 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/11/17 1:51 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Nov 2017) 15 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 4:50 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Nov 2017) 15 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 11, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 3 21
TV 0 29 360
OS 0 0 52
BE 0 13 118
NH 1 11 45
SS 0 20 602
CH 0 4 74
NG 0 0 1
RS 4 19 43
BW 0 0 2445
RT 8 148 402
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 38 54
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
*Total:* 15 288 4354

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


*Visitors:*
campers left at 915, Susan and Josh Donaldson

*Weather:*
Wind E/SE 2-7 mph, sky clear to start, gradually becoming cloudier, temp
-4:1C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1 not counted GE: 1055 Sub, 1215 Ad

*Non-raptor Observations:*
C. Goose-10, Mallard-21, C. Loon-3

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

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Date: 11/11/17 7:04 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jack's Mountain 11/10/17
Yesterdays count at Jacks Mountain for comparison. Hawk Mountain tallied 16
Golden Eagles while Waggoner's Gap tallied 45 individuals. This was
Waggoner's second highest daily count as well.

-Jon

*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 128 Osprey 0 0 46 Bald
Eagle 2 11 126 Northern Harrier 0 4 50 Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 14 802 Cooper's
Hawk 0 1 91 Northern Goshawk 0 0 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 16 Broad-winged
Hawk 0 0 6088 Red-tailed Hawk 7 47 234 Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2 Golden Eagle
4 8 27 American Kestrel 0 0 53 Merlin 0 0 13 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Raptor 0 1 4 Black Vulture 0 6 25 Swainson's Hawk 0 0
0 Total: 13 99 7731
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total
observation time: 9 hours Official Counter: Darrell Smith Observers: Cindy
Bickel Visitors: Cindy Bickel. Weather: Mostly Cloudy and very cold with a
howling wind from the NW. Mostly cloudy. Raptor Observations: Imm. BE at
11:55. Adult BE at 1:50. Adult GE's 7:25, 7:39, 11:21. Unknown Age GE at
12:12. Local Red-tails and Coopers Hawk. Non-raptor Observations: Ravens,
Crows. A flock of Geese. A glider. Predictions: Very Cold.*

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

 

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Date: 11/10/17 3:23 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Second highest GE count ever -Stone Mt 11/10/17
The 28 Golden Eagles at Stone Mt today was second highest one-day count (records since 1995) - Record high is 30.

Most came in the morning - 14 by 10:00. Generally GE tend to be a bit more of an afternoon bird, but not today.

Greg


From: "Jon Kauffman" <jvk5019...>
To: "scbirdcl" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 6:01:09 PM
Subject: Stone Mt 11/10/17

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 21
TV 6 29 360
OS 0 0 52
BE 1 13 118
NH 3 10 44
SS 5 20 602
CH 0 4 74
NG 0 0 1
RS 11 15 39
BW 0 0 2445
RT 77 140 394
RL 0 0 0
GE 28 36 52
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12

Total: 131 273 4339
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman, Mark McLaughlin, Nick Bolgiano,
Sean McLaughlin, Susan Smith

Visitors:
2 from Belleville and a father and daughter with plans to camp on the
platform tonight. Brrrr.


Weather:
Partial cloud cover (60-90%) until early afternoon then becoming completely
clear by late evening. Winds were strong out of the NW with temps reaching
-3C in the early AM and warming to -1.3 at some point in the day. A small
snow squaw brought a few snowflakes mid-day

Raptor Observations:
Birds were observed relatively high and easily picked out with the naked
eye, but needing binoculars to correctly identify. Majority of the flight
to the north but not that far off ridge.

NOHA:(Juv)(Male)(Brown)

BAEA: 2:36(Imm)

GOEA: 810(Ad) 820(Ad) 832(Ad) 837(Ad) 908(Ad) 918(Ad) 924(Ad) 935(Ad)
937(Ad) 940(Ad) 948(Juv) 949(Juv) 957(Ad) 959(Ad) 1033(Juv) 1038(Sub)
1043(Sub) 1105(Ad) 1108(Ad) 1129(Ad) 1134(Ad) 1144(Ad) 1243(Sub) 204(Ad)
210(Ad) 216(Ad) 245(Ad) 327(Ad)

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose 54
Tundra Swan 52
Common Loon 40
Black Vulture 5
Ring-billed Gull 92
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 4
Common Raven 8
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 100
Cedar Waxwing 8
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Red-winged Blackbird 100




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









 

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Date: 11/10/17 3:01 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Stone Mt 11/10/17
*Stone Mt., Pa. Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10,
2017 -------------------------------------------------------------------
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- BV 0 3 21 TV 6 29 360 OS 0 0 52 BE 1 13 118
NH 3 10 44 SS 5 20 602 CH 0 4 74 NG 0 0 1 RS 11 15 39 BW 0 0 2445 RT 77 140
394 RL 0 0 0 GE 28 36 52 AK 0 1 65 ML 0 0 37 PG 0 0 17 UA 0 0 3 UB 0 2 2 UF
0 0 1 UE 0 0 0 UR 0 0 12 Total: 131 273 4339
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 16:15:00 Total
observation time: 8.75 hours Official Counter: Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman,
Nick Bolgiano Observers: Greg Grove, Jon Kauffman, Mark McLaughlin, Nick
Bolgiano, Sean McLaughlin, Susan Smith Visitors: 2 from Belleville and a
father and daughter with plans to camp on the platform tonight. Brrrr.
Weather: Partial cloud cover (60-90%) until early afternoon then becoming
completely clear by late evening. Winds were strong out of the NW with
temps reaching -3C in the early AM and warming to -1.3 at some point in the
day. A small snow squaw brought a few snowflakes mid-day Raptor
Observations: Birds were observed relatively high and easily picked out
with the naked eye, but needing binoculars to correctly identify. Majority
of the flight to the north but not that far off ridge.
NOHA:(Juv)(Male)(Brown) BAEA: 2:36(Imm) GOEA: 810(Ad) 820(Ad) 832(Ad)
837(Ad) 908(Ad) 918(Ad) 924(Ad) 935(Ad) 937(Ad) 940(Ad) 948(Juv) 949(Juv)
957(Ad) 959(Ad) 1033(Juv) 1038(Sub) 1043(Sub) 1105(Ad) 1108(Ad) 1129(Ad)
1134(Ad) 1144(Ad) 1243(Sub) 204(Ad) 210(Ad) 216(Ad) 245(Ad) 327(Ad)
Non-raptor Observations: Canada Goose 54 Tundra Swan 52 Common Loon 40
Black Vulture 5 Ring-billed Gull 92 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Hairy
Woodpecker 1 American Crow 4 Common Raven 8 Black-capped Chickadee 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 Hermit Thrush 1 American Robin 1 European Starling
100 Cedar Waxwing 8 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Red-winged Blackbird 100*
Jon Kauffman
Raptor Center Assistant Director
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center| Penn State University
3400 Discovery Road| Petersburg, Pa 16669
814-865-4115

 

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Date: 11/8/17 3:31 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Nov 2017) 53 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:26:27 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (08 Nov 2017) 53 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 3 21
TV 10 23 354
OS 0 0 52
BE 0 12 117
NH 0 7 41
SS 2 15 597
CH 1 4 74
NG 0 0 1
RS 2 4 28
BW 0 0 2445
RT 33 63 317
RL 0 0 0
GE 3 8 24
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 2 2 2
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
Total: 53 142 4208

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove


Visitors:
Susan Smith

Weather:
Wind calm or V light NE. Sky - 0% cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
GE:Ad 1140, Age? 1230, Ad 320 BE not counted - 3

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans - one flock of 60.


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=08 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/6/17 6:00 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports...>
To: "pabirds" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 7:25:46 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Stone Mt., Pa. (06 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 3 21
TV 3 13 344
OS 0 0 52
BE 4 12 117
NH 1 7 41
SS 5 13 595
CH 1 3 73
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 2 26
BW 0 0 2445
RT 15 30 284
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 5 21
AK 0 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12

Total: 31 89 4155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: David Kyler

Observers: David Kyler, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
BE-IM 3:07,3:19,(2) 3:27
3 Adults not counted as migrants
GE-AD 1:38, 3:38
Harrier-unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-58, C Loon 5, Raven 33, Am Crow 2, Robin 30, Starling 5,
Pileated WP 1, BV 11, TV 10

Monarch 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (<davidkyler...>)


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

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Date: 11/6/17 10:42 am
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: State College Christmas Bird Count for 2017
The State College Christmas Bird Count for 2017 will take place Sunday, December 17 as part of the 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count which is 12/14/2017 through 1/5/2018.

If you wish to do the same route this year, or do a different route,
or if you wish to participate and do not have a route,
or you would like to accompany someone else on their route,
or if you know a non-club member who would like to participate,
please respond to this note or tell the route coordinator below as soon as possible.

After the results of the count have been entered on the Audubon web site, you can view them as follows:
1. go to http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count
2. scroll down and click on “CBC Results” and then click Current and from the pull-down list select "Results by Count”
3. enter the code PASC in the box "Count Code”; click the small circle in the displayed count area description
4. choose your report format (PDF, Word, etc), and click Export to download the report.

You can do that now for last year's count by selecting Historical instead of Current in the above instructions.

For more information about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, visit the Audubon web site at http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count and select any of the topics.

For more information about the State College CBC, click on "Christmas Bird Count" in the menu at http://www.scbirdcl.org. It has links to a map of the count circle and a downloadable copy of the Report Form that can be used for the State College or Bald Eagle State Park count. The count circle maps include a static approximate circle, and a more precise circle that can be displayed with Google Earth and viewed at any zoom level.

Compilers for the State College 2017 CBC,

Jim Dunn, State College <jwd6...> (collecting and reporting the CBC results)
Bob Fowles, Pine Grove Mills <rbf...> (coordinating and assigning the CBC routes)

Bob Fowles, Pine Grove Mills
 

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Date: 11/6/17 8:15 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: colyer lake waterfowl
made a stop to and from an appt

pulled in by the dam, not sure if we can still walk on the other boat launch

bufflehead, ring necked duck, ruddy duck, hooded merganser, american
black duck, pied billed grebe, double crested cormorant.

saw some large flocks of blackbirds in the fields going in and out from 322.

many junco's on the road.

saw the large flock of vultures lifting up and moving north towards the
ridge.


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Date: 11/5/17 5:15 pm
From: Donald A Bryant <dab14...>
Subject: Juvenile Female Prairie Falcon
Hi all,

After several days of snow here, the sun was out a little while this morning, but more snow is on the way this evening for Bozeman. We already got about 15 inches or so, depending where you look and measure. It is also very cold—some places outside town were down to 0°F this morning with some freezing fog. Lots of hoarfrost on everything—was quite pretty really. Supposed to be colder tomorrow and Tuesday night, and then warm up a little.

Anyway, the past few days have seen a shift in birds. More rough-legs, fewer RTs and Harlans, although I did find a couple of dark juvenile Harlin’s today. Also had a couple of cooperative golden eagles, so maybe got something useful there. Saw a merlin, but it was having none of me, as was the case with multiple northern harriers. Mostly the rough-legs were spooked off before you could even get close. However, none could top this juvenile female prairie falcon for cooperation. She flew around sat on fence posts and telephone poles and hung around for than an hour. I was hoping for a bigger falcon, but this was certainly a lot of fun, and good practice. I spotted her when I was chasing the juvenile female rough leg, who had the misfortune to fly through the falcon's airspace. That got it soundly chased off after several near collisions mid-air. Actually, the falcon chased it off two times over the course of an hour. I show one here. Unfortunately, those clashes were a little further way than the aerial and perch shots I got of her… As you can see, she is molting from juvenile plumage to adult, but still has the blue-green cere and feet of a juvenile. Just starting to show some yellow in the feet. By spring, this bird will be a full adult—if it makes it through the winter. With that bad attitude, she might invoke the ire of something bigger and just as fast as she.


d.

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Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
403C Althouse Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/dab14

Phone: 814-865-1992
Fax: 814-863-7024
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Montana State University
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“Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word...”
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Date: 11/5/17 9:56 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Good birds at Bald Eagle today: Brant, Black and Surf Scoter, Red-necked Grebe
There were some good rarities on the lake at Bald Eagle SP today. Bill
Chambers spotted a Red-Necked Grebe at Upper Greens Run, which I relocated
at Lower Green along with a raft of over 90 Double-Crested Cormorants and a
Bonaparte's Gull.

The other good location was Sayer's Dam. There was a single, juvenile
Brant feeding in the grass at the dam. Then in the lake near the shore was
a group of 7 Surf Scoters and one Black Scoter. I think the scoters were
juveniles or females.

Also a some large rafts of buffleheads on the lake and of course a couple
of bald eagles were about.

Julia

 

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Date: 11/4/17 7:01 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Re: shorebird ID challenge
Dunlin ID appears to fit - thanks for everyone's thought on this. As far as
I know, this is the first dunlin observation at Stone Mt.

Nick

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 8:08 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
wrote:

> I think they most closely resemble Dublins prominent wing strip and white
> on rump/tail: non-breeding adults?
>
> Bob Snyder
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 4, 2017, at 7:21 PM, Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> wrote:
>
> I am not at all certain - but Dunlin seems a possibility given the
> apparent bill length and the lateness of the season (Dunlins being among
> the latest migrants).
>
> Greg
>
> ------------------------------
> *From: *"Nick Bolgiano" <nickbolgiano...>
> *To: *"scbirdcl" <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Sent: *Saturday, November 4, 2017 6:03:45 PM
> *Subject: *shorebird ID challenge
>
> This afternoon at Stone Mt HW, 9 shorebirds flew overhead from N to S - I
> was able to take 4 photos just after they passed overhead.
>
> They were of moderate size and slightly chunky, with moderately long
> bills, light underneath, white uppertail coverts, white stripe on
> upperwing, light on inner part of underwing, loose flock with fast and
> somewhat twisting flight.
>
> I don't know what they are - anyone know?
>
> Nick Bolgiano
>
>

 

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Date: 11/4/17 5:08 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Re: shorebird ID challenge
I think they most closely resemble Dublins prominent wing strip and white on rump/tail: non-breeding adults?

Bob Snyder
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 4, 2017, at 7:21 PM, Gregory William Grove <gwg2...> wrote:
>
> I am not at all certain - but Dunlin seems a possibility given the apparent bill length and the lateness of the season (Dunlins being among the latest migrants).
>
> Greg
>
> From: "Nick Bolgiano" <nickbolgiano...>
> To: "scbirdcl" <SCBIRDCL...>
> Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 6:03:45 PM
> Subject: shorebird ID challenge
>
> This afternoon at Stone Mt HW, 9 shorebirds flew overhead from N to S - I was able to take 4 photos just after they passed overhead.
>
> They were of moderate size and slightly chunky, with moderately long bills, light underneath, white uppertail coverts, white stripe on upperwing, light on inner part of underwing, loose flock with fast and somewhat twisting flight.
>
> I don't know what they are - anyone know?
>
> Nick Bolgiano
>

 

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Date: 11/4/17 4:22 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Re: shorebird ID challenge
I am not at all certain - but Dunlin seems a possibility given the apparent bill length and the lateness of the season (Dunlins being among the latest migrants).

Greg


From: "Nick Bolgiano" <nickbolgiano...>
To: "scbirdcl" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 6:03:45 PM
Subject: shorebird ID challenge

This afternoon at Stone Mt HW, 9 shorebirds flew overhead from N to S - I was able to take 4 photos just after they passed overhead.

They were of moderate size and slightly chunky, with moderately long bills, light underneath, white uppertail coverts, white stripe on upperwing, light on inner part of underwing, loose flock with fast and somewhat twisting flight.

I don't know what they are - anyone know?

Nick Bolgiano


 

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Date: 11/4/17 3:48 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: powering north-to-south GE
Besides the shorebirds, another sighting that was different from the norm
was a flap-flap-flap-gliding golden eagle that cut across the ridge high up
and from north to south - I hadn't seen such behavior before in the fall.
Thermals were relatively weak. Apparently, it knew where it wanted to go
and was in a hurry to get there.

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 11/4/17 3:37 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Nov 2017) 37 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 6:36 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (04 Nov 2017) 37 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Nov 04, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 3 21
TV 8 10 341
OS 0 0 52
BE 2 8 113
NH 3 6 40
SS 4 8 590
CH 2 2 72
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 2 26
BW 0 0 2445
RT 14 15 269
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 3 19
AK 1 1 65
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
*Total:* 37 58 4124

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano


*Visitors:*
Nancy Ellen and Michael Kiernan, Sierra Club hikers

*Weather:*
Wind ESE 2-9 mph, sky gradually becoming cloudy, temp 5-13C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1352 Im, 1426 Ad, 5 BE not counted GE: 1340 Ad, 1431 Ad AK: 1 male

*Non-raptor Observations:*
C. Loon-7, Double-crested Cormorant-306

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=04>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11>]

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

 

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Date: 11/4/17 3:04 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: shorebird ID challenge
This afternoon at Stone Mt HW, 9 shorebirds flew overhead from N to S - I
was able to take 4 photos just after they passed overhead.

They were of moderate size and slightly chunky, with moderately long bills,
light underneath, white uppertail coverts, white stripe on upperwing, light
on inner part of underwing, loose flock with fast and somewhat twisting
flight.

I don't know what they are - anyone know?

Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 11/4/17 5:37 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:32:58 AM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (03 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 3 3 21
TV 2 2 333
OS 0 0 52
BE 6 6 111
NH 2 3 37
SS 3 4 586
CH 0 0 70
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 1 25
BW 0 0 2445
RT 0 1 255
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 1 17
AK 0 0 64
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
Total: 17 21 4087

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours
Official Counter Joshua Potter
Observers: Jim Dunn


Visitors:
Ellory Potter Lucy Potter 2 hikers

Weather:
Overcast and hazy most of the day

Raptor Observations:
1 Immature GOEA (1:48pm); 1 Adult BAEA (1:53pm); 5 Immature BAEA (1:53pm, 1:55pm, 1:55pm, 2:12pm, 2:20pm)

Non-raptor Observations:
Palm Warbler, Dark-eyed Juncos (15), Cedar Waxwings (40), Eastern Bluebirds (15); Barred Owl (calling); Monarch butterflies (2); Common Ravens (30+)


Report submitted by Jen Brackbill ( [ mailto:<jab56...> | <jab56...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=03 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/2/17 5:30 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors


Greg


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 5:09:59 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (02 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 18
TV 0 0 331
OS 0 0 52
BE 0 0 105
NH 1 1 35
SS 1 1 583
CH 0 0 70
NG 0 0 1
RS 1 1 25
BW 0 0 2445
RT 1 1 255
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 16
AK 0 0 64
ML 0 0 37
PG 0 0 17
UA 0 0 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 12
Total: 4 4 4070

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Greg Grove, Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind SSE 5-12 mph, sky cloudy except for a brief period, temp 11-15C

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Palm Warbler


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11&rday=02 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=11 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 11/2/17 4:58 pm
From: John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Leucistic chickadee
A friend of mine (Kathy Plavko) was able to capture the Leucistic chickadee this morning around 10:30. Attached is her photo which she gave me permission to post to the group.
On Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4:54:59 PM EDT, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:

there's a beautiful photo opportunity for a chickadee with an all-white head and a pale colored bill along the blue course bike trail if you are leaving campus along the golf course parallel to Park Avenue and then it turns right and angles down toward the intersection where you can turn right to go to Radio Park Elementary School right there I had absolutely beautiful views of this gorgeous individual. It really reminded me of the white-headed long-tailed tits that are in northeastern China but by voice it was clearly a black capped chickadee

 

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Date: 11/2/17 3:55 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jacks Mt 11/2/17
*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 0 0 128 Osprey 0 0 46 Bald
Eagle 1 1 116 Northern Harrier 0 0 46 Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 5 793 Cooper's
Hawk 0 0 90 Northern Goshawk 0 0 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 11 Broad-winged
Hawk 0 0 6088 Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 187 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0 Golden Eagle
0 0 19 American Kestrel 0 0 53 Merlin 0 0 13 Peregrine Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 0 1 Unknown Eagle 0 0 0 Unknown
Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Raptor 0 0 3 Black Vulture 0 0 19 Swainson's Hawk 0 0
0 Total: 6 6 7638
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 5 hours Official Counter: Jon Kauffman Observers: Jon
Kauffman, Rob Dickerson Weather: Winds from the SE at 3-7mph. No fog in the
valley. Layer of cloud cover half way up the ridge and then clear at ridge
top. Overhead cloud cover was 100% but opened up briefly around 11amEST and
then back to 100% Light drizzle in the last hour. Raptor Observations:
BAEA(EST): 11:12(Ad) Non-raptor Observations: Winter Wren(1) Golden-crowned
Kinglet(4)*
Jon Kauffman
Raptor Center Assistant Director
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center| Penn State University
3400 Discovery Road| Petersburg, Pa 16669
814-865-4115

 

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Date: 11/2/17 1:54 pm
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Leucistic chickadee
there's a beautiful photo opportunity for a chickadee with an all-white head and a pale colored bill along the blue course bike trail if you are leaving campus along the golf course parallel to Park Avenue and then it turns right and angles down toward the intersection where you can turn right to go to Radio Park Elementary School right there I had absolutely beautiful views of this gorgeous individual. It really reminded me of the white-headed long-tailed tits that are in northeastern China but by voice it was clearly a black capped chickadee
 

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Date: 11/1/17 12:34 pm
From: Jen Lee <jal21...>
Subject: H is for Hawk : NATURE tonight on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/h-is-for-hawk-about/15500/

NATURE episode: H is for Hawk

Premieres tonight on WPSU PBS tonight Wed. Nov 1 at 8pm
most likely on several times this week until next Wed's new episode of Nature.

I have direct TV - not sure if it will be different for those on other systems.

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

 

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Date: 10/31/17 3:38 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (31 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:37:01 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (31 Oct 2017) 53 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 18 18
TV 11 331 331
OS 0 4 52
BE 4 59 105
NH 2 22 34
SS 15 486 582
CH 1 52 70
NG 0 1 1
RS 1 18 24
BW 0 2 2445
RT 14 232 254
RL 0 0 0
GE 5 16 16
AK 0 22 64
ML 0 31 37
PG 0 14 17
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 12
Total: 53 1316 4066

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Greg Grove, Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind WSW/W 8-12 mph, sky partly cloudy, temp 3-8C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1133 Im, 1210 Ad, 1210 Im, 1225 Ad, 7 BE not counted GE: 939 Ad, 1220 Unk, 1223 Unk, 1259 Ad, 1416 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-1


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=31 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/31/17 11:14 am
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Re: Sandpipers at tadpole Road
Susan Braun and I followed up on Joe Gyekis report. Tons of killdeer. 5 dunlin. 12 semi-palm sp. 3 white-rumps. White-rumps and semi-palms took off while we we there. They circled, gained elevation and headed south toward PA Furnace. They did not return. I drove over to PA Furnace road but could not relocate birds. I briefly rechecked Tadpole Rd on way back but did not re-find birds. Only killdeer.

Take care
Joe Verica


Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 31, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone, there was a small flock of sandpipers with killdeer and pipits at the puddles along tadpole Road close to Fairbrook wetland. Definitely some dunlins and smaller peeps that I was struggling to identify with confidence. I have some modest quality pictures that I'll share later but I hope someone else can get out there and identify them properly!

 

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Date: 10/31/17 6:58 am
From: Joe Gyekis <j99...>
Subject: Sandpipers at tadpole Road
Hi everyone, there was a small flock of sandpipers with killdeer and pipits at the puddles along tadpole Road close to Fairbrook wetland. Definitely some dunlins and smaller peeps that I was struggling to identify with confidence. I have some modest quality pictures that I'll share later but I hope someone else can get out there and identify them properly!
 

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Date: 10/31/17 6:01 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2017) 77 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 6:59:31 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2017) 77 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 18 18
TV 12 320 320
OS 0 4 52
BE 9 55 101
NH 1 20 32
SS 12 471 567
CH 5 51 69
NG 0 1 1
RS 4 17 23
BW 0 2 2445
RT 29 218 240
RL 0 0 0
GE 5 11 11
AK 0 22 64
ML 0 31 37
PG 0 14 17
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 12
Total: 77 1263 4013

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter David Kyler, Nick Bolgiano
Observers: David Kyler, Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Strong west wind , diminishing

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad (940), Ad (1044), Imm (1103), Imm (1105), 2 Ad (1131), Imm (1131), 2 Imm (1414) GE Ad (1030),AD 1146 (1146), AD (1334), IMM (1340), Ad (1340) 1 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
DCCO - 69, BOGU - 25, COLO - 15


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
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Date: 10/30/17 5:25 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: flock of 25 Bonaparte's gulls
these pictures show the tight flock cohesion of 25 Bonaparte's gulls that
passed the Stone Mt HW in early afternoon today. Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 10/29/17 5:10 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Clinton County Fairground Dickcissels revisited
Hello All,

What else to do on a rainy Sunday, but edit those Dickcissel images from
the end of July. I added photos of some Dickcissel fledglings that were
observed at the site across from the Clinton County fairgrounds near Lamar
(July 30th).

You can find them here:
http://www.pbase.com/bobsnyderphotography/dickcissels_in_pa&page=all

Enjoy, and be glad it's not snowing yet!

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 10/29/17 12:31 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
report from Friday -

Greg


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:14:49 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (27 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 18 18
TV 2 276 276
OS 0 4 52
BE 2 46 92
NH 1 18 30
SS 11 450 546
CH 1 46 64
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 12 18
BW 0 2 2445
RT 1 182 204
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 6 6
AK 1 21 63
ML 1 31 37
PG 0 14 17
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 12
Total: 20 1135 3885

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Doug Wentzel
Observers: Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Adult Bald Eagles (1:21 and 1:25 pm). Not counted, 6 Turkey Vultures, 7 Black Vultures, 1 Immature Bald Eagle, 4 Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwing, 42; Common Raven, 7; Blue Jay, 3; American Crow, 14; American Robin, 2; American Goldfinch, 2; Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, and Monarch, 1.


Report submitted by Jen Brackbill ( [ mailto:<jab56...> | <jab56...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=27 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/29/17 12:25 pm
From: Randy Poulsen <rpoulsen47...>
Subject: Re: Juncos in Howard
Also two first of season Juncos in Park Forest on Friday under feeders.

-- Randy Poulsen

On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 12:50 PM, Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
wrote:

> We had two Juncos Friday morning under our hemlock. I've started spreading
> a little white millet and black oil sunflower seeds at some feeding spots
> in our backyard this weekend.
>
> Bob Snyder
>
> --
> Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
> Theodore Roosevelt
>

 

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Date: 10/29/17 11:18 am
From: Donald A Bryant <dab14...>
Subject: golden eagles
Hi,

Here are three golden eagle shots from my circuit yesterday north and west of Bozeman. One is a family portait of an adult male (left), juvenile (middle, probably a male) and adult female (taking off), and the second is a shot of the juvenile, and the third is the adult male. Note the adult female’s left foot is injured or deformed and has a long funky talon on the halux.

These birds all look like they took a bath in the irrigation ditch that they were perched above and were drying out in the sun.

d.



Donald A Bryant
Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
403C Althouse Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/dab14

Phone: 814-865-1992
Fax: 814-863-7024
e-mail: <dab14...> <mailto:<dab14...>

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http://ispp2018.com/ <http://ispp2018.com/>

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Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

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“Messieurs, c’est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot…"
“Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word...”
Louis Pasteur



 

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Date: 10/29/17 9:50 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Juncos in Howard
We had two Juncos Friday morning under our hemlock. I've started spreading
a little white millet and black oil sunflower seeds at some feeding spots
in our backyard this weekend.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 10/29/17 8:58 am
From: Nick Kerlin <bluebird6771...>
Subject: First Juncos
First DE Juncos (2) of the fall at Ridge Avenue, State College, PA.

Nick Kerlin

 

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Date: 10/29/17 4:52 am
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Last Call: Jun/July 2017 photos for Pennsylvania Birds
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "tanicholsii" <tanicholsii...>
To: "pabirds" <PABIRDS...>
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:48:28 AM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Last Call: Jun/July 2017 photos for Pennsylvania Birds

If you’ve procrastinated, please have any summer submissions to me by
tomorrow morning... Please follow below instructions, thanks!

**LAST CALL FOR SUMMER (June 1-July 31) PA BIRDS PHOTO SUBMISSIONS**
Do you have some great photos of any birds taken in Pennsylvania from June
1, 2017 - July 31, 2017? Or a picture of a notable/significant sighting
from that period? (Please note I have already received MANY excellent
submissions of the Roseate Spoonbills, I would encourage you to submit
other birds for consideration unless you have something incredible as we
already have more than will be able to be printed for consideration.)

I am currently accepting photo submissions through end of day Oct 29, 2017
to be considered for publication as space permits in the Pennsylvania
Society for Ornithology (PSO) Summer 2017 issue of Pennsylvania Birds.

**Important Note** Images submitted must be high-res and are preferred to
be horizontal shots. Submitted images must be able to be cropped to 1050px
x 700px with a resolution of 300 px/in for horizontal images. If space
allows high-quality vertical portrait shots may be used, but they take up
the space of 2 photos in the layout used by the journal. Vertical photos
submitted must be able to be cropped to 1050px x 1313px at 300 px/in.

Some further instructions... If your submission does not follow the
instructions below or contain the info requested below, it will not be
processed!

- Submissions for consideration **must** be taken during the above date
range and emailed to <pabirdsphotos...>, please make mention of the
word SUMMER in the subject line to simplify processing.

- Please do not submit me dozens of images for consideration, please do
some initial limiting/judging of selections on your end that reflect the
best of your work. However, if you have 15 different images of truly
notable sightings in the state from this period, I'll gladly accept them
for consideration!

- VERY important!!! For each image attached to the e-mail, you must include
a description in the body of the e-mail for that image. Best format to
follow: Species Name - Location, County, DD Month. Sentence about
significance if known/applicable. (Photographer Name) Example: Antillean
Nighthawk - Presque Isle SP, Erie, 12 June. This bird represented a first
state record and was observed through 1 July. (John Doe)

- Please also submit your photos for consideration in full resolution or as
close to full resolution as possible as these will be printed. Your photo
also may be considered for a cover shot and a 250KB image just won't work
for that! I need to be able to crop your photo to fit the space as it
permits in the journal and a precropped / low-resolution image is
problematic for that. It's safe to say that if you're sending me an image
under a megabyte in size, it isn't going to be the resolution I need to
work with. I also need room to crop the image to the specs used for the
newsletter (exact specs posted above) and an extremely tight crop may not
allow me to do that.

- Photos selected for printing in the issue will be credited to the
photographer, please DO NOT submit watermarked/signatured images or they
will not be considered. The image should be clean of any add-ons.

Thanks for considering submitting your photos for consideration for our
statewide ornithology journal!

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Photo Editor, Pennsylvania Birds
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)
 

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Date: 10/28/17 9:32 pm
From: Donald A Bryant <dab14...>
Subject: dark morphs
It was a gorgeous day here in Montana today, so I was out for much of the day to see what had moved in this week. I saw the first adult Harlan’s hawks of the season (3 of them) and several more rough-legged hawks than the last time I ran this route. I got quite a few photos, and I may send some shots of golden eagles another time—I found a power pole with three (adult male, adult female, and juvenile) on one power pole. The female had a deformed foot, which was interesting.

Attached are shots of two birds. One is not great, but it is the best I have gotten in two months of attempts to get pictures of a true dark-morph red-tail, the most rare of the color morphs. Even the tail of this bird is dark—just hint of rufous, really, unlike the rufous morphs which have a red-tail. I also got close to a juvenile dark-morph Harlan’s hawk as you can see. It had a very full crop (not easy to see in these photos, but visible in others), and it was pretty calm probably as a result. Anyway, I got close and got a lot of photos of it. The light was pretty good, which was nice. I didn’t have much luck with prairie falcons today. Saw five and got nothing in the way of decent photos for my efforts there. However, I did get some more adult bald eagle photos and some rough-legs for my efforts today.

Looks like tomorrow will bring another cold front, so maybe it will drop in a few more birds. It snowed a bit on Friday again, but that didn’t last too long as it was well up into the 60’s today.

d.

Donald A Bryant
Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
403C Althouse Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/dab14

Phone: 814-865-1992
Fax: 814-863-7024
e-mail: <dab14...> <mailto:<dab14...>

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Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

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“Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word...”
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Date: 10/28/17 1:51 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 4:46 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (28 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 28, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 18 18
TV 32 306 306
OS 0 4 52
BE 0 44 90
NH 1 18 30
SS 9 448 544
CH 0 45 63
NG 0 1 1
RS 1 13 19
BW 0 2 2445
RT 7 188 210
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 6 6
AK 1 21 63
ML 0 30 36
PG 0 14 17
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 5 12
*Total:* 51 1166 3916

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Nick Bolgiano

*Weather:*
Wind ESE/SE 8-18 mph, sky clear to start, becoming cloudy, temp 10-16C,
rain started at 1415

*Raptor Observations:*
4 BE not counted AK: 1 unknown

*Non-raptor Observations:*
C. Loon-1, Golden-crowned Kinglet-1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2, Hermit Thrush,
Am. Robin-98, Yellow-rumped Warbler-2, Pine Siskin-1

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=28>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/26/17 5:22 pm
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: Jack's Mt 10/26/17
Unfortunately I had obligations that prevented me from getting to Jack's
earlier in the day. I would imagine from what I saw in the last 3 hours of
the day, the flight was consistent with migrants all day. All times are in
EST.

SSE winds tomorrow for Jack's, which is ideal. We'll see what happens.

Best,
Jon

*Jacks Mountain Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2017
------------------------------------------------------------------- Species
Day's Count Month Total Season Total ------------------ -----------
-------------- -------------- Turkey Vulture 3 61 61 Osprey 0 5 46 Bald
Eagle 3 29 105 Northern Harrier 6 24 41 Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 631 726
Cooper's Hawk 1 50 77 Northern Goshawk 0 1 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6088 Red-tailed Hawk 3 81 104 Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 10 10 American Kestrel 0 19 53 Merlin 0 7 12 Peregrine
Falcon 0 20 22 Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0 Unknown Buteo 0 1 1 Unknown Eagle 0
0 0 Unknown Falcon 0 0 1 Unknown Raptor 0 0 3 Black Vulture 0 0 9
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0 Total: 22 942 7370
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Observation start time: 14:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total
observation time: 3 hours Official Counter: Shavers Creek Observers: Jon
Kauffman Weather: Nice steady wind from the WNW and perfect fall cloud
cover for picking out migrants. Raptor Observations: BAEA(EST): 2:30(Juv)
3:05(Ad) 3:05(Ad) GOEA: 2:07(Ad) 3:28(Sub) NOHA:
juv,female,juv,Unk,male,male Nice flight to the northwest with harriers
sticking close to the ridge and at ridge top. Non-raptor Observations:
American Robin (51) Tree Swallow(4) Predictions: Winds to switch to SSE. I
would imagine some migrants to continue for tomorrow.*



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

 

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Date: 10/26/17 4:58 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (26 Oct 2017) 208 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:51 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (26 Oct 2017) 208 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 26, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 2 18 18
TV 29 274 274
OS 0 4 52
BE 10 44 90
NH 6 17 29
SS 69 439 535
CH 7 45 63
NG 0 1 1
RS 4 12 18
BW 0 2 2445
RT 71 181 203
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 6 6
AK 1 20 62
ML 5 30 36
PG 1 14 17
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 1 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 5 12
*Total:* 208 1115 3865

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter Trudy Kyler
Observers: David Kyler, Greg Grove, Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano, Rob Dickerson,
Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler


*Visitors:*
5

*Weather:*


*Raptor Observations:*
BE AD-9:37,2:01,2:50,(2)3:48 IM-9:48,1:55,2:21,3:03,3:20 BE 1 AD, 2 IM not
counted GE AD 9:03 Harrier 2 male, 4 unknown Kestrel 1 unknown BV 6, TV 14
not counted

*Non-raptor Observations:*
Common Loon 7, DC Cormorant 236, Pine Siskin 1, Blue-headed Vireo 1, Hermit
Thrush 1, Robin 89

------------------------------
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (<davidkyler...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=26>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/25/17 4:24 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Oct 2017) 45 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:21:19 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Oct 2017) 45 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 2 16 16
TV 14 245 245
OS 0 4 52
BE 3 34 80
NH 0 11 23
SS 14 370 466
CH 0 38 56
NG 0 1 1
RS 1 8 14
BW 0 2 2445
RT 6 110 132
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 5 5
AK 0 19 61
ML 2 25 31
PG 0 13 16
UA 1 2 3
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 4 11
Total: 45 907 3657

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Greg Grove, Lou Saporito

Weather:
Clear early, but then heavy cloud cover. WSW wind, varying from very light to moderate. 48F

Raptor Observations:
Imm BE @ 1010, 212, 330 Ad GE 1012 2 Ad BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 5 Tree Swall -45 BHVI, both kinglets


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=25 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/25/17 10:10 am
From: Doug Wentzel <djw105...>
Subject: Re: Meeting Tonight! October 25th Meeting at Millbrook Marsh: Jerry Regan, Building a Wildlife Foundation
Greetings all,

Looking forward to seeing everyone at tonight’s meeting at Millbrook Marsh. We will be using the Spring Creek Education Building, and Melissa Kauffman, the Nature Center supervisor will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about site. Melissa did remind me that the one pole light does not illuminate the parking lot, so bring a flashlight (or use that handy phone light) to enjoy the short walk from the parking lot to the building. You are also welcome to park near the building in the staff lot, and there are two handicapped spaces as well that are lighted.

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

> On Oct 17, 2017, at 9:57 AM, Joe Gyekis <j99...> wrote:
>
>
> Hi Bird Club,
>
> Next Wednesday at 7:00 pm we will meet for the first time at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center <https://www.google.com/maps/place/Millbrook+Marsh+Nature+Center/>.
>
> Our speaker will be Jerry Regan, the president of the Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation. This group is dedicated to aiding all Pennsylvania wildlife where need is the greatest and where private support will make a difference. Before that, he was the President of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, executive director of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Deputy Director of the Johnson Museum of Art and Major Gifts Officer at Cornell University, and Financial Director of Penn State Berks. He and his organization have played a big role in two of our best wetland bird hotspots--Tom Ridge and Julian wetlands. See the attachments and his presentation for more information!
>
> Joe
>
>
>
> <The Wildlife Center Project_Tom Ridge and Julian Wetlands.pdf><PA Wildlife Fall 2017_foremail.pdf>


 

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Date: 10/24/17 4:47 pm
From: Donald A Bryant <dab14...>
Subject: Harlans and Western (calurus) RT
Hi all,

The warm sunny weather continues for another day or two until the snow squalls pass through here, on Thursday, I think. The weekend should be better again. There seems to be an influx of rough-legs, both adults and juveniles, at the moment, so that’s good. Finding one that will sit still to get close—that’s a challenge though. I want to pass on a couple of photos of birds that torment one out here. You might glance at these and just think red-tail, but there are Harlans’s here already, and I have found all three color morphs of both birds in both adult and juvenile plummage. It gets complicated as a result. The images files are named, but see if you can figure out what’s what without looking…

d.

Donald A Bryant
Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
403C Althouse Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/dab14

Phone: 814-865-1992
Fax: 814-863-7024
e-mail: <dab14...> <mailto:<dab14...>

Please don’t forget ISPP2018 in Vancouver, BC

http://ispp2018.com/ <http://ispp2018.com/>

Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Visiting Profesor, SCELSE
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“Messieurs, c’est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot…"
“Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word...”
Louis Pasteur



 

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Date: 10/24/17 3:44 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Tuesday hawk watch pictures
male northern harrier made several passes at the owl, plus yellow-rumped
warbler. Nick Bolgiano

 

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Date: 10/24/17 2:53 pm
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Re: Chukar
thanks for sharing that mike.  maybe we can stop posting them in ebird
so they show up as alert birds.  :)

I could start posting Red Junglefowl and Guinea fowl, but I don't.



On 10/24/2017 5:37 PM, Mike Dreibelbis wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I just wanted to add to the chukar discussion that my family in PA
> (I’m currently living in Texas, but will be back to PA in November)
> owns the farm (not the horse farm) directly across the road from the
> Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor and that my stepmother
> released 12 chukars back in August. She raises chickens, turkeys,
> peacocks, ducks, and exotic pheasants among other things. It was her
> first time raising chukars and she released them with the hopes that
> they would hang around the property. But, they only stayed a few days
> before disappearing. So, it’s possible those birds have contributed to
> the sightings in the area.
>
> Happy birding!
> Mike
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Oct 15, 2017, at 7:11 PM, Susan Braun <braun3112...>
> <mailto:<braun3112...>> wrote:
>
>> I talked to a couple who were working with dogs this afternoon in
>> Scotia.  They told me that they had released chukars to train their dogs.
>>
>> Susan
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 6:54 PM, John & Linda
>> <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...>
>> <mailto:<000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
>>
>> We have been hearing what we thought could be a chukar for over a
>> month along our tree line and just this evening, we finally got a
>> look at it. Definitely a chukar, though I was unable to get a
>> picture. It was almost to our deck and when I opened the door it
>> ran, then flew into the brush on our lower lot. We live on Ira
>> Lane in Stormstown and our property borders a cornfield next to
>> Way's apple orchard.  It is quite a verbal chukar....sometimes
>> chucking for several hours! I can't tell you how happy I am to
>> FINALLY see it!!
>>
>> Linda Stevens
>>
>> On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:10:32 PM EDT, John Mackin
>> <jmack633...> <mailto:<jmack633...>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I saw them twice at the Scotia game lands and wondered what they
>> were! Once early in the morning and once in the afternoon.
>> John Mackin
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Jason Hill
>> <hill.jason.michael...>
>> <mailto:<hill.jason.michael...>> wrote:
>>
>> Jeff,
>> Some hunting clubs get permission to release pen-raised birds
>> onto SGLs to train their dogs and to hunt. This was the case
>> at SGL 330 when I did research their years ago, and met some
>> of the guys releasing birds. I assume that similar agreements
>> exist on other gamelands.
>> Cheers,
>> Jason
>>
>> On Oct 12, 2017 4:33 PM, "Jeff Gallo" <psugallo...>
>> <mailto:<psugallo...>> wrote:
>>
>> So anyone have info on chukars being released in Scotia
>> game lands? Think I just saw a few along the road out
>> there. Possible?
>>
>> Jeffrey Gallo
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>
>>

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Date: 10/24/17 2:44 pm
From: Nick Bolgiano <nickbolgiano...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (24 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <reports...>
Date: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 5:43 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (24 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
To: <nickbolgiano...>


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

*Daily Raptor Counts: *Oct 24, 2017
*Species* Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 6 14 14
TV 0 231 231
OS 0 4 52
BE 4 31 77
NH 1 11 23
SS 9 356 452
CH 0 38 56
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 7 13
BW 0 2 2445
RT 0 104 126
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 4
AK 0 19 61
ML 0 23 29
PG 0 13 16
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 10
*Total:* 20 862 3612

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Nick Bolgiano
Observers: Jim Dunn, Nick Bolgiano

*Weather:*
Wind WSW/SSW 4-7 mph, sky partly cloudy, temp 13-18C

*Raptor Observations:*
BE: 1128 Ad, 1129 Imm, 1238 Imm, 1401 Imm

*Non-raptor Observations:*
C. Loon-1, Tree Swallow-246, Yellow-rumped Warbler-4, monarch-1

------------------------------
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (<nickbolgiano...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile
<http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436>] [Day Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=24>]
[Month Summary
<http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10>]

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Date: 10/24/17 2:38 pm
From: Mike Dreibelbis <mjd5243...>
Subject: Re: Chukar
Hi All,

I just wanted to add to the chukar discussion that my family in PA (I’m currently living in Texas, but will be back to PA in November) owns the farm (not the horse farm) directly across the road from the Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor and that my stepmother released 12 chukars back in August. She raises chickens, turkeys, peacocks, ducks, and exotic pheasants among other things. It was her first time raising chukars and she released them with the hopes that they would hang around the property. But, they only stayed a few days before disappearing. So, it’s possible those birds have contributed to the sightings in the area.

Happy birding!
Mike

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 15, 2017, at 7:11 PM, Susan Braun <braun3112...> wrote:
>
> I talked to a couple who were working with dogs this afternoon in Scotia. They told me that they had released chukars to train their dogs.
>
> Susan
>
>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 6:54 PM, John & Linda <000018cb215f4167-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>> We have been hearing what we thought could be a chukar for over a month along our tree line and just this evening, we finally got a look at it. Definitely a chukar, though I was unable to get a picture. It was almost to our deck and when I opened the door it ran, then flew into the brush on our lower lot. We live on Ira Lane in Stormstown and our property borders a cornfield next to Way's apple orchard. It is quite a verbal chukar....sometimes chucking for several hours! I can't tell you how happy I am to FINALLY see it!!
>>
>> Linda Stevens
>>
>> On Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:10:32 PM EDT, John Mackin <jmack633...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I saw them twice at the Scotia game lands and wondered what they were! Once early in the morning and once in the afternoon.
>> John Mackin
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Jason Hill <hill.jason.michael...> wrote:
>> Jeff,
>> Some hunting clubs get permission to release pen-raised birds onto SGLs to train their dogs and to hunt. This was the case at SGL 330 when I did research their years ago, and met some of the guys releasing birds. I assume that similar agreements exist on other gamelands.
>> Cheers,
>> Jason
>>
>> On Oct 12, 2017 4:33 PM, "Jeff Gallo" <psugallo...> wrote:
>> So anyone have info on chukars being released in Scotia game lands? Think I just saw a few along the road out there. Possible?
>>
>> Jeffrey Gallo
>>
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Date: 10/23/17 2:27 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Oct 2017) 11 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:22:29 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (23 Oct 2017) 11 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 8 8
TV 0 231 231
OS 0 4 52
BE 0 27 73
NH 0 10 22
SS 4 347 443
CH 0 38 56
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 7 13
BW 0 2 2445
RT 7 104 126
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 4
AK 0 19 61
ML 0 23 29
PG 0 13 16
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 10
Total: 11 842 3592

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter David Kyler
Observers: David Kyler


Visitors:
Rick & Lindsey from Cambridge MD

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
BE-AD not counted, TV 12, Red-tailed Hawk 3 not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven-3


Report submitted by Trudy Kyler ( [ mailto:<davidkyler...> | <davidkyler...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=23 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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Date: 10/22/17 2:58 pm
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2...>
Subject: Fwd: Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Oct 2017) 59 Raptors


From: <reports...>
To: "greg" <gwg2...>
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:56:48 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (22 Oct 2017) 59 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2017
Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 8 8
TV 32 231 231
OS 0 4 52
BE 3 27 73
NH 0 10 22
SS 17 343 439
CH 0 38 56
NG 0 1 1
RS 1 7 13
BW 0 2 2445
RT 5 97 119
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 4
AK 1 19 61
ML 0 23 29
PG 0 13 16
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 10
Total: 59 831 3581

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Greg Grove
Observers: Audrey Chambers, Bill Chambers, Greg Grove


Visitors:
Jonathan Yoder (Allensville), Kanagy family (big valley). George Conrad , Kristen Joivell, and Sierra Club hiking group. Many others.

Weather:
light/moderate SSE wind. 60s. Partly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
2 Ad BE 120, 1 Imm BE 130 AK - 1 male

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree swallow - 40 Monarchs - 3


Report submitted by Greg Grove ( [ mailto:<gwg2...> | <gwg2...> ] )
More information at [ http://hawkcount.org/ | hawkcount.org ] : [ [ http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=436 | Site Profile ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10&rday=22 | Day Summary ] ] [ [ http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=436&ryear=2017&rmonth=10 | Month Summary ] ]




 

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