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8/20/18 6:02 am Joe Verica <joeverica...> Mourning Warbler. Millbrook
8/19/18 11:59 am Debra Rittelmann <dlrittelmann...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/19/18 11:39 am Rob Dickerson <rob...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/19/18 6:45 am Julia Plummer <julia...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/19/18 4:13 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/18/18 2:55 pm Julia Plummer <julia...> Sanderlings and semipalmated plover
8/18/18 5:14 am Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/17/18 11:06 am Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...> Arboretum Bird Walks Fall 2018
8/17/18 9:54 am Robert Snyder <rhs2...> Re: Dead Merlin
8/16/18 5:33 pm william chambers <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...> Dead Merlin
8/16/18 5:12 am Lee, Jen <jal21...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/15/18 1:22 pm S.B. Smith <sbsmith333...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/15/18 1:14 pm Julia Plummer <julia...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/15/18 12:36 pm Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> Re: Sandhill Crane
8/14/18 7:50 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Re: EBird errors?
8/14/18 7:01 pm Lee, Jen <jal21...> EBird errors?
8/14/18 6:15 pm Lee, Jen <jal21...> Sandhill Crane
8/13/18 4:51 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> 2018 Fall Schedule for the Bird Club
8/12/18 7:01 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Spicebush Swallowtail, female butterfly
8/12/18 6:09 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> 2 more non-bird photos
8/12/18 4:46 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> some non-bird photos
8/12/18 1:17 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Fwd: eBird Report - 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823), Aug 11, 2018
8/12/18 8:40 am E-mail <wnlaubscher...> Mill Hall Merlins, 8/11
8/12/18 8:32 am E-mail <wnlaubscher...> Mill Hall Ospreys, 8/11
8/11/18 5:21 pm Julia Plummer <julia...> Re: Least bittern Muddy Paws
8/11/18 7:12 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Least bittern Muddy Paws
8/10/18 11:14 am Debra Grim <dsgrim02...> Re: Hummingbird Field Trip
8/10/18 7:34 am Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Re: Possible window casualty
8/10/18 7:27 am Ilene White <rimwhite...> Possible window casualty
8/6/18 7:51 am Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> American Kestrel Nestbox Program
8/5/18 3:46 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Fwd: eBird Report - 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823), Aug 5, 2018
8/2/18 2:47 pm Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> Merlin downtown
8/2/18 2:39 pm Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...> Birdwatching Platform opens at Safe Harbor Dam
7/27/18 10:03 am <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...> 2018 Fall Bird Banding Dates
7/26/18 10:56 am Robert Fowles <rbf...> Re: Update to the State College Bird Club website
7/25/18 1:32 pm Bob Fowles <rbf...> Update to the State College Bird Club website
7/24/18 5:52 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> One last image
7/24/18 5:43 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> Feeding time at the Rainout Shelters
7/24/18 5:38 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> some more local bird photos
7/24/18 5:34 pm Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> some local bird photos to share
 
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Date: 8/20/18 6:02 am
From: Joe Verica <joeverica...>
Subject: Mourning Warbler. Millbrook
Mourning Warbler. Millbrook Marsh . Along board walk about 50 yards from Quonset hut. Mosquitoes present in near biblical numbers. Bring repellent.

Take care
Joe Verica
 

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Date: 8/19/18 11:59 am
From: Debra Rittelmann <dlrittelmann...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
My husband, Bill, and I saw him this morning from 8:47 am through 10:54 am.

He was in the field behind the stone cottage on Geary Road downstream from
the farm as Julia described. We walked down the tractor lane with the
cattle gate to see him.

Deb Rittelmann

On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Rob Dickerson <rob...> wrote:

> I missed it again. I was there at 8 and again at 9:25. I’ll have to try
> again in the morning.
>
> On Aug 19, 2018, at 9:45 AM, Julia Plummer <julia...> wrote:
>
> Sandhill crane is currently in field behind house on Geary Rd just next to
> field Jen described at intersection with Airport rd.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 19, 2018, at 7:12 AM, Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> wrote:
>
> It's still there, right where Jen dropped the in (maybe a little east).
> Scott Lewis saw it last night too.
> ------------------------------
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf
> of Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
> *Sent:* Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:13:50 AM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* Re: Sandhill Crane
>
> Has anyone tried chasing after the Sandhill Crane?
> Bob SNYDER
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> The friend of a friend who lives there said they have seen it 4 times in
> last 3-4 weeks. And they don’t really look for it. So give it a few tries –
> seems to be hanging around.
>
>
> Jen Lee
> Campus Recreation | Marketing
> 10 Intramural Building
> 814.867.1603
> studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec
>
>
> *From:* State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> *On Behalf
> Of *Julia Plummer
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:12 PM
> *To:* <SCBIRDCL...>
> *Subject:* Re: Sandhill Crane
>
>
> I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around
> Tusseyville Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were
> a bunch of cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.
>
>
> Julia
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-
> <request...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone looked for the crane today?
> Carl
>
>
> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and
> seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around
> 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport
> Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone
> thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins
> while enjoying the sight.
>
> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>
>
>
> Jen Lee
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/19/18 11:39 am
From: Rob Dickerson <rob...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
I missed it again. I was there at 8 and again at 9:25. I’ll have to try again in the morning.

> On Aug 19, 2018, at 9:45 AM, Julia Plummer <julia...> wrote:
>
> Sandhill crane is currently in field behind house on Geary Rd just next to field Jen described at intersection with Airport rd.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 19, 2018, at 7:12 AM, Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> <mailto:<jpg186...>> wrote:
>
>> It's still there, right where Jen dropped the in (maybe a little east). Scott Lewis saw it last night too.
>> From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> on behalf of Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...> <mailto:<birdphotoginpa...>>
>> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:13:50 AM
>> To: <SCBIRDCL...> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>
>> Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
>>
>> Has anyone tried chasing after the Sandhill Crane?
>> Bob SNYDER
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Aug 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> <mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
>>
>>> The friend of a friend who lives there said they have seen it 4 times in last 3-4 weeks. And they don’t really look for it. So give it a few tries – seems to be hanging around.
>>>
>>> Jen Lee
>>> Campus Recreation | Marketing
>>> 10 Intramural Building
>>> 814.867.1603
>>> studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec <http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec>
>>>
>>> From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> On Behalf Of Julia Plummer
>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:12 PM
>>> To: <SCBIRDCL...> <mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>
>>> Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
>>>
>>> I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around Tusseyville Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were a bunch of cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.
>>>
>>> Julia
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> <mailto:<000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
>>> Has anyone looked for the crane today?
>>>
>>> Carl
>>>
>>> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> <mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
>>> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Jen Lee


 

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Date: 8/19/18 6:45 am
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
Sandhill crane is currently in field behind house on Geary Rd just next to field Jen described at intersection with Airport rd.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 19, 2018, at 7:12 AM, Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> wrote:
>
> It's still there, right where Jen dropped the in (maybe a little east). Scott Lewis saw it last night too.
> From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:13:50 AM
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
>
> Has anyone tried chasing after the Sandhill Crane?
> Bob SNYDER
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
>> The friend of a friend who lives there said they have seen it 4 times in last 3-4 weeks. And they don’t really look for it. So give it a few tries – seems to be hanging around.
>>
>> Jen Lee
>> Campus Recreation | Marketing
>> 10 Intramural Building
>> 814.867.1603
>> studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec
>>
>> From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> On Behalf Of Julia Plummer
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:12 PM
>> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
>> Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
>>
>> I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around Tusseyville Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were a bunch of cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.
>>
>> Julia
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>> Has anyone looked for the crane today?
>>
>> Carl
>>
>> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>>
>> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
>> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Jen Lee
>>
>>

 

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Date: 8/19/18 4:13 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
It's still there, right where Jen dropped the in (maybe a little east). Scott Lewis saw it last night too.
________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:13:50 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane

Has anyone tried chasing after the Sandhill Crane?
Bob SNYDER
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, Lee, Jen <jal21...><mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:

The friend of a friend who lives there said they have seen it 4 times in last 3-4 weeks. And they dont really look for it. So give it a few tries seems to be hanging around.

Jen Lee
Campus Recreation | Marketing
10 Intramural Building
814.867.1603
studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec<http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec>

From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>> On Behalf Of Julia Plummer
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:12 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...><mailto:<SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane

I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around Tusseyville Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were a bunch of cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.

Julia

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...><mailto:<000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
Has anyone looked for the crane today?
Carl

On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...><mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
<IMG_0395-1.jpg>



Jen Lee



 

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Date: 8/18/18 2:55 pm
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Sanderlings and semipalmated plover
Joe Gyekis and I had 3 sanderlings and 1 semipalmated plover at Bald Eagle dam this afternoon. Numerous killdeer and a spotted sandpiper were there as well.

Julia

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/18/18 5:14 am
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
Has anyone tried chasing after the Sandhill Crane?
Bob SNYDER
Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 16, 2018, at 8:12 AM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> The friend of a friend who lives there said they have seen it 4 times in last 3-4 weeks. And they don’t really look for it. So give it a few tries – seems to be hanging around.
>
> Jen Lee
> Campus Recreation | Marketing
> 10 Intramural Building
> 814.867.1603
> studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec
>
> From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> On Behalf Of Julia Plummer
> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:12 PM
> To: <SCBIRDCL...>
> Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
>
> I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around Tusseyville Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were a bunch of cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.
>
> Julia
>
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> Has anyone looked for the crane today?
>
> Carl
>
> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>
>
>
>
> Jen Lee
>
>

 

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Date: 8/17/18 11:06 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Arboretum Bird Walks Fall 2018
Fall 2018 Arboretum Bird Walks

Migrants are moving and the Arboretum at Penn State Avian Education program
will host Arboretum bird walks starting *Friday September 7*. Walks start
at 8:00 AM and end at 9:30 AM. Meet at the Arboretum Pavilion parking area
(off Park Avenue across from Law School). All levels of experience are
welcome. Walks will be cancelled with steady rain.

Dates

Friday Sept 7

Thursday Sept 13

Wednesday Sept 19

Wednesday Sept 26

Thursday Oct 4

 

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Date: 8/17/18 9:54 am
From: Robert Snyder <rhs2...>
Subject: Re: Dead Merlin
What a shame Bill.

Bob Snyder

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

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


From: "william chambers" <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...>
To: "StateCollegeBirdClub" <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:33:08 PM
Subject: Dead Merlin

Hello folks. I posted this on the PA list serve but though maybe some in here were not on it. My niece found a dead merlin in Howard yesterday while I was there mowing my grass. She showed it to me. It had a band on its leg. This is the info that came back about her from the band.

Date 10/25/2016
Species Merlin
Age HATCHED IN 2016
Sex FEMALE
Location NEAR WALPACK CENTER, SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, USA
To bad such a beautiful bird and my favorite bird to look for and photograph! I attached a pic. It had a fresh catch in its grasp when it got hit.

Thanks Bill C!


 

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Date: 8/16/18 5:33 pm
From: william chambers <00001038fb156184-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Dead Merlin
Hello folks. I posted this on the PA list serve but though maybe some in here were not on it. My niece found a dead merlin in Howard yesterday while I was there mowing my grass.  She showed it to me.  It had a band on its leg. This is the info that came back about her from the band.

| Date | 10/25/2016 |
| Species | Merlin |
| Age | HATCHED IN 2016 |
| Sex | FEMALE |
| Location | NEAR WALPACK CENTER, SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, USA |


To bad such a beautiful bird and my favorite bird to look for and photograph!  I attached a pic.  It had a fresh catch in its grasp when it got hit. 
Thanks Bill C! 
 

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Date: 8/16/18 5:12 am
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
The friend of a friend who lives there said they have seen it 4 times in last 3-4 weeks. And they don’t really look for it. So give it a few tries – seems to be hanging around.

Jen Lee
Campus Recreation | Marketing
10 Intramural Building
814.867.1603
studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec

From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> On Behalf Of Julia Plummer
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 4:12 PM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane

I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around Tusseyville Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were a bunch of cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.

Julia

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...><mailto:<000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...>> wrote:
Has anyone looked for the crane today?
Carl

On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...><mailto:<jal21...>> wrote:
A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
<IMG_0395-1.jpg>



Jen Lee


 

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Date: 8/15/18 1:22 pm
From: S.B. Smith <sbsmith333...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
I looked for it this morning but no luck.
Susan Smith

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:36 PM Carl Engstrom <
<000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Has anyone looked for the crane today?
>
> Carl
>
> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and
> seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around
> 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport
> Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone
> thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins
> while enjoying the sight.
> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>
>
>
>
> Jen Lee
>
>

 

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Date: 8/15/18 1:14 pm
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
I looked this morning and did not see it. After birding around Tusseyville
Rd and Colyer and drove back again. At that point, there were a bunch of
cows in the field so definitely no Sandhill Crane.

Julia

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM, Carl Engstrom <
<000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Has anyone looked for the crane today?
>
> Carl
>
> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and
> seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around
> 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport
> Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone
> thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins
> while enjoying the sight.
> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>
>
>
>
> Jen Lee
>
>

 

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Date: 8/15/18 12:36 pm
From: Carl Engstrom <000021e74a5688a6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Sandhill Crane
Has anyone looked for the crane today?

Carl

> On Aug 14, 2018, at 9:15 PM, Lee, Jen <jal21...> wrote:
>
> A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
> <IMG_0395-1.jpg>
>
>
>
>
> Jen Lee
>

 

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Date: 8/14/18 7:50 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: EBird errors?

Jen, this article from eBird about taxonomy update may explain some of your issues. https://ebird.org/news/2018-ebird-taxonomy-update-coming-14-august

Kurt Engstrom


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
To: SCBIRDCL <SCBIRDCL...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 10:01 pm
Subject: EBird errors?



Anyone know why some of my eBird reports have altered species names listed right now?


Mallard/Mexican Duck instead of just Mallard


Red-Eyed/Chivi Video instead of Red-Eyed Vireo


Velvet/White-winged Scoter instead of White-Winged Scoter


I've never even heard of those alternates.



Jen Lee




 

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Date: 8/14/18 7:01 pm
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: EBird errors?
Anyone know why some of my eBird reports have altered species names listed right now?

Mallard/Mexican Duck instead of just Mallard

Red-Eyed/Chivi Video instead of Red-Eyed Vireo

Velvet/White-winged Scoter instead of White-Winged Scoter

I've never even heard of those alternates.

Jen Lee


 

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Date: 8/14/18 6:15 pm
From: Lee, Jen <jal21...>
Subject: Sandhill Crane
A friend of a friend, who lives along Geary Road, mentioned hearing and seeing a Sandhill Crane yesterday before the rain. Went out tonight around 6:30 to look and found it feeding in a grassy field not far from Airport Road intersection along Geary Rd on the stream side of the road. Cell phone thru spotting scope picture attached. It was feeding calmly for 30 mins while enjoying the sight.
[Image]




Jen Lee


 

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Date: 8/13/18 4:51 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: 2018 Fall Schedule for the Bird Club
Hi Everyone,
Here is the fall 2018 schedule.


Regular Meetings:
September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Julia Plummer and Joe Gyekis will give a program entitled "Nocturnal Flight Calls in Central PA".

October 24, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Lisa Williams who will give a program entitled Restoring Imperiled Young Forest Communities

November 14, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Nick Bolgiano will give a program entitled "Raptor Short-Stopping"

December 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
Regular Meeting
7:00 p.m. Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Program: Our guest speaker will be Robyn Bailey who will give a program entitled "Nests and Eggs"


________________________________

http://www.scbirdcl.org/schedule.2018fall.html

 

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Date: 8/12/18 7:01 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Spicebush Swallowtail, female butterfly
One last non-bird photo: female Spicebush Swallowtail on zinnia.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 8/12/18 6:09 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: 2 more non-bird photos
Saw this female Spring Azure seeking moisture from the old macadam roadway
of Old Rt 150 between Bullit Run and the gate at Upper Green's Road
yesterday afternoon.

Bob Snyder

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Date: 8/12/18 4:46 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: some non-bird photos
Hello All,

Some interesting, non-avian images I over the past few weekends:

A mini-assassin bug with its bee victim, along old Rt 150 between Bullit
Run and the gate at Upper Green's Run road.
A Viceroy (Monarch mimic) at Bullit Run access area
The Tawny Emperor butterfly was in our backyard on an old pine
The Spicebush Swallowtail was on teasle at Mill Hall Walmart parking lot
mini-marsh

Bob Snyder
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Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Date: 8/12/18 1:17 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823), Aug 11, 2018
I checked the Osprey nest at the Mill Hall Walmart cell tower yesterday
(8/11/18: didn't look over by Harbor Freight, Wayne).


I saw one adult Osprey on the nest with one juvenile: the other two
juveniles were probably developing fishing skills with the other adult on
Bald Eagle Creek?

Here's my eBird report.

Bob Snyder


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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Subject: eBird Report - 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823),
Aug 11, 2018
To: <birdphotoginpa...>


167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823), Clinton, Pennsylvania,
US
Aug 11, 2018 12:15 PM - 12:44 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Observing Osprey nest on cell tower at Mill Hall Walmart.
3 species

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2 At 12:18pm 1adult and 1juvenile visible
visible in nest. Apparently the two older juveniles have fledged. 2nd adult
not present. Adult perched on tower and juvenile on nest was practicing
wing beats at 12:42 pm.
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 3
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47782675

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



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Date: 8/12/18 8:40 am
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Mill Hall Merlins, 8/11
After checking out the Osprey nest, I went looking for the Merlins seen by Bob Snyder last week behind Wal-Mart. Earlier yesterday Carol & Charlie Hildebrand found 3 together in dead trees on the east side next to Harbor Freight in the old Kmart building. I found 2 there and one came in close on a utility cable.


Dan Brauning has suggested these birds may be from a nearby nest which, if so, would be a new county record.


Some images attached.



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

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Date: 8/12/18 8:32 am
From: E-mail <wnlaubscher...>
Subject: Mill Hall Ospreys, 8/11
Yesterday I checked on the Mill Hall Osprey nest. I saw 3 large birds. At least 2 of which were probably the older offspring. Another appeared to be feeding a smaller bird which I couldn't see. The older birds seemed close to being fully fledged.


Attached are a few cropped images.


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

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Date: 8/11/18 5:21 pm
From: Julia Plummer <julia...>
Subject: Re: Least bittern Muddy Paws
Observed the Least Bittern again this evening. I think it flushed from the same cattails past the pond as it was in this morning. But I saw it fly towards the SE end of the property- perhaps to the very small creek there.

Julia

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 11, 2018, at 10:12 AM, Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...> wrote:
>
> Flushed into the cat tails just now.

 

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Date: 8/11/18 7:12 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Least bittern Muddy Paws
Flushed into the cat tails just now.

 

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Date: 8/10/18 11:14 am
From: Debra Grim <dsgrim02...>
Subject: Re: Hummingbird Field Trip
Hi Jon,

I know I'm overdue, but if still allowed, I would like the morning session.
Thanks.

Debra

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:40 PM Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> The bird club will be offering another opportunity to observe hummingbird
> banding at the Reed residence once again. Below are details.
>
> Hope everyone is enjoying the nesting season!
>
> Best,
> Jon
>
>
> Saturday, August, 11th 2018 (9:30am-11:30am and 1pm-3pm)
> Hummingbird Migration and Banding at the Reed Residence, Coburn, Pa
>
> Please join Jon Kauffman as we visit the homestead of Jan and John Reed of
> Coburn, Pa to learn about Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration. With the
> fall season quickly approaching the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds,
> Pennsylvania’s only nesting hummingbird, are beginning the journey south.
> The Reed residence will provide photogenic opportunities for feeding
> Ruby-throats as well as the opportunity to observe and learn about
> hummingbird banding with fellow naturalist and bird bander, Sandy Lockerman
> of Harrisburg,Pa. Sandy will provide on-site demonstrations in how bands
> are placed on the hummingbirds as well as collecting wing length, tail
> length, weight, beak length, and fat content.
>
> Due to limited parking, field trip participants are asked to choose an AM
> visit or PM visit. (See times above). With this in mind carpooling is
> highly recommended. If interest in attending, please reply to Jon directly
> by Thursday, August 9th with your preferred time slot. A follow-up email
> with details and directions will be provided.
>
> Field Trip Leader: Jon Kauffman (<jvk5019...>)
>
> RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 25th 2018
>
>

 

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Date: 8/10/18 7:34 am
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Re: Possible window casualty
Thanks Ilene. It's an ovenbird. Many of them and redstarts were migrating around last night. Will add it to the list.
________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club <SCBIRDCL...> on behalf of Ilene White <rimwhite...>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 10:24:17 AM
To: <SCBIRDCL...>
Subject: Possible window casualty


Bird is on sidewalk outside Cozy Thai on Allen Street.

10:20 a.m.
[cid:24C1EDFA-3F34-4EE8-8B85-C1FA4BDE4010]


Ilene White

 

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Date: 8/10/18 7:27 am
From: Ilene White <rimwhite...>
Subject: Possible window casualty
Bird is on sidewalk outside Cozy Thai on Allen Street.
10:20 a.m.



Ilene White
 

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Date: 8/6/18 7:51 am
From: Jon Kauffman <jvk5019...>
Subject: American Kestrel Nestbox Program
Hello all,

Some of you may recall Nick Kerlin's email a few months back regarding
American Kestrels being banded at a farm outside of Cottage, Pa. The
homeowners were part of a kestrel nestbox initiative that was started
during the spring of 2017 when New Jersey native, Steve Eisenhauer,
approached Shaver's Creek with the proposal to work with local landowners
to installed nestboxes on nearby farms in the Centre, Huntingdon, and
Mifflin counties.

Steve had good success with his own nestbox program in New Jersey, so his
experience and skills were very helpful in getting it started. The season
ended with 39 boxes installed on 33 farms within the 3 counties. Out of the
39 boxes, 12 boxes were occupied with a total of 48 nestlings. All of which
were banded either by Nick Kerlin, Nate McKelvie of Hershey, Pa, or Steve
himself.

Previous to Steve's volunteer work with Shaver's Creek, the center had
additional 5 boxes installed by one of our seasonal environmental
educators. One boxed was installed outside McAlevy's Fort while the other
four were installed near the research fields off of Tadpole Rd. Of those 5
boxes, one was successful and one was active but unfortunately failed. A
big thanks to Lou Saporito for making these locations happen.

As we look ahead to the next nesting season, Steve and I encourage any
landowners that might have suitable kestrel habitat to reach out and
consider placing nestboxes. Shaver's Creek will be present during Ag
Progress Days next week. Feel free to stop by our tent for more information
on nestboxes and Project Nestwatch.

Best,
Jon

 

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Date: 8/5/18 3:46 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823), Aug 5, 2018
I checked on the Osprey nest at Mill Hall, and two of the 'nestlings' are
nearly full size; I've noticed a smaller nestling and today I did get a
glimpse at a third young bird, that is more downy white and smaller than
the other siblings.

While at the marsh at the Walmart parking lot, two Merlins engaged in mock
aerial combat above the marsh. I was very surprised to see them there.

Photos are in the ebird report.

Good Birding,

Bob Snyder
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 6:19 PM
Subject: eBird Report - 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823),
Aug 5, 2018
To: <birdphotoginpa...>


167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall US-PA (41.1162,-77.4823), Clinton, Pennsylvania,
US
Aug 5, 2018 10:26 AM - 11:19 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Checking progress at the Osprey nest. It appears there are 3
young: 2 nearly grown and in juvenile plumage, and a very small chick,
still downy white: not always visible.
8 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 5 Three juveniles on nest: 2 nearly fully
grown, 3rd is much smaller and appears to be downy-white, 1 adult perched
on tower and one flying nearby.
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 2 Two Merlin were interacting in what
appeared to be mock combat over the small marsh at the Mill Hall Walmart.
Both had pointed wings, were dark, with faint moustache, dark streaks on
breast, yellow legs and feet: lower legs unfeathered. Seems in usual for
the area, but a Merlin was photographed in downtown State College last
week. Photos will be posted this evening.
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47665029

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



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Date: 8/2/18 2:47 pm
From: Gyekis, Joseph Peter <jpg186...>
Subject: Merlin downtown
Just saw a Merlin downtown at the corner of Frazier x Fairmount. Last year Carl Engstrom found one at Lederer Park July 30 and Nick Bolgiano saw one at the duck pond August 10. They are nesting in a couple known locations in central PA now, probably we will get a pair in town sometime if they aren't breeding somewhere already.

[Image]



 

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Date: 8/2/18 2:39 pm
From: Kurt <000000926143b032-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Birdwatching Platform opens at Safe Harbor Dam

Not a local article, but I think still of interest:

https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/birdwatching-platform-to-open-thursday-at-birding-hotspot-at-safe/article_9711745c-95bb-11e8-9fd4-43e5c28e3a97.html

 

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Date: 7/27/18 10:03 am
From: <bluebird6771...> <bluebird6771...>
Subject: 2018 Fall Bird Banding Dates

List of dates attached.


Nick Kerlin


 

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Date: 7/26/18 10:56 am
From: Robert Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: Re: Update to the State College Bird Club website
Here are three examples from the Youth Category (ages 13-17) in Audubon's Photography 2018 contest:








> On Jul 25, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Bob Fowles <rbf...> wrote:
>
> The webpage link titled "Gallery of Audubon Award-winning Bird Photography” on our website's main page http://www.scbirdcl.org (right above the Barn Owl photo) now includes the results of Audubon's Photography 2018 contest. The gallery now includes 400+ photographs from Audubon’s Photography contests in 2015 - 2018. The photos in the links with the phrase “Award Winners” are accompanied by additional information for each photo including what camera and lens were used.
>
> Bob Fowles
> Web editor
>


 

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Date: 7/25/18 1:32 pm
From: Bob Fowles <rbf...>
Subject: Update to the State College Bird Club website
The webpage link titled "Gallery of Audubon Award-winning Bird Photography” on our website's main page http://www.scbirdcl.org (right above the Barn Owl photo) now includes the results of Audubon's Photography 2018 contest. The gallery now includes 400+ photographs from Audubon’s Photography contests in 2015 - 2018. The photos in the links with the phrase “Award Winners” are accompanied by additional information for each photo including what camera and lens were used.

Bob Fowles
Web editor
 

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Date: 7/24/18 5:52 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: One last image
Here is a closeup of a Barn Swallow fledgling "taking a break" from
pursuing insects.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 7/24/18 5:43 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: Feeding time at the Rainout Shelters
While checking on the rainout shelters at the Rock Springs Penn State Farms
on Saturday (7/21/18) I noticed all the Barn Swallow fledglings that were
perched in a chow line on the cables of the rainout shelters; naturally, I
had my camera gear and couldn't pass up such an opportunity.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 7/24/18 5:38 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: some more local bird photos
The Common Yellowthroat is probably well-known by all birders, but we
rarely get looks at the bird, due to its secretive nature. This bird
paused long enough for me to get a few good photos, during the time I spent
at the Rt 150 Overlook while watching the Osprey nest.

Bob Snyder

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

 

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Date: 7/24/18 5:34 pm
From: Robert Snyder <birdphotoginpa...>
Subject: some local bird photos to share
Hello All,

The local Osprey offspring at the Rt 150 Overlook cell tower at Bald Eagle
State Park were testing their wings by lifting a short distance off their
nest on Sunday (7/22/18). My speculation is they will fledge by next
weekend, and then, like any graduate, they will find how challenging life
really can be.

Also included below is a portrait of a lone Wild Turkey that we saw near
the top of the dam at BESP on Saturday (7/21/18).

Good Birding, and keep your feathers dry!

Bob Snyder

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

 

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