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21 Jul: @ 10:06:45 
Re: Sooonbill Continues [Kurt Schwarz]
21 Jul: @ 10:06:00 
Sooonbill Continues [Kurt Schwarz]
21 Jul: @ 08:06:30 
Washington Co - Osprey [Ryan Tomazin]
21 Jul: @ 06:30:44 
eBird Stakeout Hotspot for Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland Co [Holly Merker]
21 Jul: @ 06:29:52 
White Ibis, Cumberland County [DAVE KERR]
21 Jul: @ 03:22:08 
Eastern PA Birdline: 7/21/2017 [Dave DeReamus]
21 Jul: @ 02:37:51 
Clarion Co- Kentucky and worm-eating warblers- Redbank Valley Trail [Carole Winslow]
20 Jul: @ 20:03:32 
White Ibis, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
20 Jul: @ 16:26:34 
Beaver Co. Sightings [Mark Vass]
20 Jul: @ 16:16:20 
Re: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County [Karena Johnson]
20 Jul: @ 15:33:10 
RFI Roseate Spoonbill [Kurt Schwarz]
20 Jul: @ 15:12:27 
Re: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County [Dale Bicksler]
20 Jul: @ 14:48:13 
Juvenile White Ibis, Lehigh County [Frank Dickman]
20 Jul: @ 14:37:34 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 July 2017 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido]
20 Jul: @ 14:26:20 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County [Jim Flowers]
20 Jul: @ 14:02:11 
Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County [Dale Bicksler]
20 Jul: @ 13:40:45 
Re: Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update? [Wayne Laubscher]
20 Jul: @ 09:46:06 
Re: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co [Kruth G]
19 Jul: @ 20:15:51 
Dickcissel, Fayette Co. [drichards7]
19 Jul: @ 19:00:59 
Mosquito Joe - Chester Co [steve cottrell]
19 Jul: @ 16:02:29 
Re: Harrison Hills Park [Kruth G]
19 Jul: @ 14:36:26 
Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Lehigh County) [David Neimeyer]
19 Jul: @ 14:14:04 
Why the Spoonbills are here [Barbara Ritzheimer]
19 Jul: @ 11:51:58 
Roseate Spoonbill - Cumberland Co. [Mark Vass]
19 Jul: @ 11:49:50 
Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update? [Daniel Hinnebusch]
18 Jul: @ 19:09:44 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co. [Ted Nichols II]
18 Jul: @ 17:58:04 
Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co. [Daniel Bogar]
18 Jul: @ 14:31:33 
Herons (Lehigh County) [David Neimeyer]
18 Jul: @ 13:24:50 
Dauphin County - Egret & Eagle [Ryan Tomazin]
18 Jul: @ 09:12:26 
Least Sandpiper, Allegheny County [Alan Buriak]
18 Jul: @ 08:50:45 
Spoonbill continues, Camp Hill [Todd A. Watkins]
18 Jul: @ 06:51:22 
Clarion County Birding and... FISHERS [Deborah Grove]
17 Jul: @ 20:53:02 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
17 Jul: @ 20:13:30 
Harrison Hills Park [Dave Brooke]
17 Jul: @ 20:05:07 
Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
17 Jul: @ 16:51:31 
Re: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday [Michael David]
17 Jul: @ 14:49:21 
Spoonbill [Ann Pettigrew]
17 Jul: @ 14:48:04 
Spoonbill- NOT SEEN Conejohela Flats [Ann Pettigrew]
17 Jul: @ 14:21:24 
Vintondale area on Sun Jul 16, Indiana/Cambria [Kate StJohn]
17 Jul: @ 14:16:29 
Butler-Freeport Trail on Sat Jul 15, Butler [Kate StJohn]
17 Jul: @ 11:40:50 
Lancaster - American Avocets [Zachary Millen]
17 Jul: @ 09:32:01 
Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill - No [DAVE KERR]
16 Jul: @ 21:23:30 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Ann Pettigrew]
16 Jul: @ 19:23:18 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Andy Keister]
16 Jul: @ 19:07:33 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Zachary Millen]
16 Jul: @ 16:56:54 
Re: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday [Jerald Reb]
16 Jul: @ 16:40:31 
Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday [Annette Mathes]
16 Jul: @ 13:41:58 
Dickcissels? [Paul Blank]
16 Jul: @ 12:03:08 
Roseate Spoonbill in Lancaster [Pamela Fisher]
16 Jul: @ 07:23:10 
Re: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Dave Kerr]





Subject: Sooonbill Continues
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 10:06 am
From: kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com
 
I meant, thanks Mike!

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 11:05 AM Kurt Schwarz
wrote:

> Opposite water plant, walk along fence, narrow path. Look for scrum of
> Birders.
>
> Thanks, John, for your help!
> --
> Kurt Schwarz
> Ellicott City, Howard County
> kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com
>
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com



Subject: Sooonbill Continues
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 10:06 am
From: kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com
 
Opposite water plant, walk along fence, narrow path. Look for scrum of
Birders.

Thanks, John, for your help!
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com



Subject: Washington Co - Osprey
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 8:06 am
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
I was mildly surprised to have an Osprey fly over the car yesterday (7/20) as I was driving on Rt. 19 in McMurray, between Waterdam Plaza light and the light just north at Atria's. Hadn't heard of them nesting anywhere in the immediate region, though there is ample habitat.


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: eBird Stakeout Hotspot for Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland Co
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 6:30 am
From: 0000002d9b0d8554-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
PA Birders,

An eBird hotspot has been created for the location of the Roseate Spoonbill in Cumberland County.

If you reported this bird to eBird from a personal location, please consider merging into this hotspot:

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot...

Thanks!

Good birding,

Holly Merker
PA eBird Hotspot Team



Subject: White Ibis, Cumberland County
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 6:29 am
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
The immature White Ibis continues in the flooded

hay field at Lisburn Road and Route 174.


Dave Kerr

Carlisle



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 7/21/2017
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 3:22 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* July 21, 2017
* PAEA1707.21
- Birds mentioned

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
WHITE IBIS (remains found)

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: July 21st at 4:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com with Birdline in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho... .

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area™s
birding guidebook, Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
Pectoral Sandpiper “ 1 on 7/15.

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcons “ 2 on 7/14.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Common Loon “ 1 to at least 7/19.

Sightings from TREXLER PARK, Lehigh County:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON “ 1 on 7/18 (immature).

Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON “ 1 on 7/18 and 7/19 (immature).

Sightings from the TREXLERTOWN area, Lehigh County:
WHITE IBIS “ 1 on 7/17 (remains of an immature found in a private backyard).

- End transcript



Subject: Clarion Co- Kentucky and worm-eating warblers- Redbank Valley Trail
Date: Fri Jul 21 2017 2:37 am
From: cjwinslow94 AT gmail.com
 
Probably the last of my breeding bird posts for the year and I'm
surprised I have this one to send. I went for a bike ride on the Redbank
Valley Trail this morning from Lawsonham but headed west and went down to
the Allegheny River at Redbank and back. My purpose was mainly to ride as
I didn't expect to see much but I had two nice finds that I wanted to pass
on.

Probably half way to the river I had a worm-eating warbler singing on
the hillside to the right of the trail. I stopped and after a little
pishing I did get it to show and had a couple nice looks at it in morning
light, no sign of others but it was singing again when I left. This is my
latest record for the summer and the latest in eBird for this species in
the county.

On the way back from the river I stopped at the one bench that is on the
trail, maybe a mile and a half up the trail back towards Lawsonham. I
didn't stop for long but just before I was ready to leave I heard something
different. After listening a couple of minutes I felt pretty sure it was a
Kentucky singing, although slightly varied. It was likely across the creek
but not certain. I played the call one time and waited. Sure enough, it
didn't take long and I heard chipping then saw the bird in view below me,
the first Kentucky warbler I have seen this year. It moved about for some
time while I watched and eventually started singing again as I was
leaving. What a beautiful bird ! This was also a record late date for me
for the county and in eBird as well, particularly interesting that it was
still singing, I would have not expected that at all this time of year, so
a really nice surprise.

Nothing else of particular note and it was getting pretty warm by the
end of the ride. I would say that by the weekend the breeding season will
be pretty well winding down finally for a lot of birds. I had fun while it
lasted and glad I was able to get out to a few new areas this year.

Happy summer,

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.



Subject: White Ibis, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 20:03 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I have uploaded four photos to my Flickr page of  the

immature White Ibis found earlier today in Monroe Township,

Cumberland County.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/...





Dave Kerr

Carlisle



Subject: Beaver Co. Sightings
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 16:26 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I had these sightings earlier today in Beaver

37 Turkey Vultures perched on power line tower in E. Rochester

Townsend Dam(New Brighton)

17 Common Merganser
1 D.c. Cormorant

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 16:16 pm
From: kjj.goshawk AT gmail.com
 
My husband, Tim, works at the PPG plant and ran over to check it out after
work. He confirmed it was there around 5.

Karena Johnson
Cumberland Co.

On Jul 20, 2017 4:12 PM, "Dale Bicksler" <
0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> Here is a link to some pictures on my website:
>
>
> http://druthersndragons.com/dr...
> Photos-White_Ibis_Cumberland_County.html
>
> Is it a juvenile white ibis?
>
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> Dale
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bickhouse
> To: PABIRDS
> Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 3:02 pm
> Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
>
>
> At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the
> corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile
> white ibis. I'll post a picture later.
>
>
> Dale Bicksler
> Mechanicsburg
> 717-795-9151
>



Subject: RFI Roseate Spoonbill
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 15:33 pm
From: kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com
 
I have a window tomorrow to chase a for me PA state Roseate Spoonbill.
Drive time from here is a shade under 2 hours. I do not anticipate getting
there before 11:00 tomorrow. I would greatly appreciate reporting of
presence tomorrow via this listserve and eBird.

Thanks and good birding.
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com



Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 15:12 pm
From: 0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Here is a link to some pictures on my website:


http://druthersndragons.com/dr...

Is it a juvenile white ibis?


Thanks!


Dale


-----Original Message-----
From: bickhouse
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County


At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile white ibis. I'll post a picture later.


Dale Bicksler
Mechanicsburg
717-795-9151



Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Lehigh County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 14:48 pm
From: 0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Just as an addition to Dale's post, I posted a pic this morning on PA Bird's Facebook ID page. The remains of a juvenile White Ibis were found on Monday in Macungie, Lehigh county. A Birding friend forwarded me the picture this morning.

The post can be found at :

https://m.facebook.com/groups/...

Frank Dickman
New Tripoli, Lehigh county

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 20, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Dale Bicksler <0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG> wrote:
>
> At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile white ibis. I'll post a picture later.
>
>
> Dale Bicksler
> Mechanicsburg
> 717-795-9151



Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 July 2017 (two weeks)
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 14:37 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE07.09.17twoweeks

Highlights:
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Butler County)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
VEERY
MARSH WREN
SEDGE WREN (Crawford County)
CANADA WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (Mercer County)
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Lawrence County)
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
DICKCISSEL (Clarion and Crawford Counties)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Alan Buriak, Shawn Collins, Karyn Delaney, Richard Nugent, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Sunday, 25 June 2017 through Sunday, 9 July 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: GREAT EGRET, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, RUDDY DUCK continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 7/1 in Hampton Township, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (RN).

At the Imperial Grasslands on 7/9, HENSLOW'S SPARROW, PRAIRIE WARBLER, 8 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, 7 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 1 RING-NECKED PHEASANT, and others (AB).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At Glade Run Lake on 7/5, 1 immature YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (RN).


On 7/5 along Skyline Road, 2 DICKCISSELS (CW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

Near Meadville Airport on 6/28, 1 DICKCISSEL (SC).

On 6/30 in the Pymatuning area, UPLAND SANDPIPER, DICKCISSEL, VEERY, PURPLE MARTINS (RT).

In the Miller's Pond area on 6/30, 6 SANDHILL CRANES, BOBOLINKS (RT); on 7/9, 1 SEDGE WREN (MVas).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

In the Volant Strips area on 6/30, 13 SANDHILL CRANES, 17 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, PURPLE MARTINS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, HORNED LARKS, SORA (Black Swamp) (RT).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 6/30 along McMichael Road, 7 SANDHILL CRANES, BOBOLINKS, 3 PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS, 5+ MARSH WRENS (RT).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 6/28 in the Laurel Summit area, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 10 VEERIES, 4 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 5 CANADA WARBLERS, and others (KD).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 14:26 pm
From: artsnimages AT gmail.com
 
Unfreaking Real..What a find Dave !

On Jul 17, 2017 9:52 PM, "Dave Kerr" wrote:

I posted four photos of the Roseate Spoonbill
on my Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


Dave Kerr
Carlisle



Subject: Juvenile White Ibis, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 14:02 pm
From: 0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
At about 2:30 pm today, in a wetspot in a farmer's soybean field at the corner of Rt. 174 and Lisburn Road was what looked to me like a juvenile white ibis. I'll post a picture later.


Dale Bicksler
Mechanicsburg
717-795-9151



Subject: Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update?
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 13:40 pm
From: wnlaubscher AT comcast.net
 
Are there any updates from today?

Thank you.

Wayne Laubscher
Lock Haven
Clinton Co.
wnlaubscher@comcast.net
"Owl be back"


>
> On July 19, 2017 at 12:49 PM Daniel Hinnebusch <0000005fca6bddff-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG> wrote:
>
> Has anyone seen or tried to find the Conodoguinet spoonbill today?
>
> DanLancaster County
>
> Daniel HinnebuschManager/OrnithologistWild Birds Unlimited1947 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA6391 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
>



Subject: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
Date: Thu Jul 20 2017 9:46 am
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Steve,

THANK YOU for having the moral fortitude to confront those purveyors of death. Wouldn't be a bad idea to ask your neighbor if he knows what he's gotten into.

Most peole would have just walked inside and peered out the window.

jk
Pgh







-----Original Message-----
From: steve cottrell
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Wed, Jul 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Mosquito Joe - Chester Co

This morning while tending the home bird sanctuary, a Mosquito Joe truck pulled up and parked in the neighbor's driveway. Shortly after two gas mask-donned gentlemen began high pressure power spraying of anything that was green on the neighbor's property. I walked across and asked them if they knew they were spraying in the middle of nesting season, and that nests of many species of birds were all around. I received no response, but the spraying stopped and the gentlemen drove off without my asking them to.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp



Subject: Dickcissel, Fayette Co.
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 20:15 pm
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
This afternoon I happened to be in the Target Plaza near the Uniontown Mall when I heard a Dickcissel singing from a field adjacent to the parking lot. Unfortunately, the field was in the process of being mowed while I was there.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake, Clearfield County



Subject: Mosquito Joe - Chester Co
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 19:00 pm
From: miami.07 AT hotmail.com
 
This morning while tending the home bird sanctuary, a Mosquito Joe truck pulled up and parked in the neighbor's driveway.  Shortly after two gas mask-donned gentlemen began high pressure power spraying of anything that was green on the neighbor's property.  I walked across and asked them if they knew they were spraying in the middle of nesting season, and that nests of many species of birds were all around.  I received no response, but the spraying stopped and the gentlemen drove off without my asking them to.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp



Subject: Harrison Hills Park
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 16:02 pm
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Nice post Dave, and thanks for the nestbox update.  The area around the martin/bluebird box complex at HHP is AMAZING sometimes with so much activity.  As one who builds and maintains many boxes, I applaud all of those who maintain this amazing site.

Jerry Kruth
Pgh







-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Brooke
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 9:13 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Harrison Hills Park

I birdied the park this morning and was amazed at the amount of activity for a warm July morning.
Of note where 2 seen and 4 singing Hooded Warblers in a small are along the Scouts trail. I got a good look at a first year Orchard Oriole which is great to know they are breeding there.
For those that have never been to this park some interesting bird thing go on here.
We have a cavity nesting study in it's 3rd year. So far this year 46 Bluebirds have fledged from our 28 boxes
Our Purple Martin colony has 23 pairs this year and many fledglings are getting ready to go.
We have 8 Chimney Swift towers and 1 has a nest with at least 1 egg. Today 12 swifts were flying above that tower.

The park is in Natrona Heights, Allegheny County

Dave Brooke

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Yellow Crowned Night Heron (Lehigh County)
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 14:36 pm
From: neimeyer AT us.net
 
The Yellow Crowned Night Heron continues in the flooded woods at
Haafsville. At least one Green Heron is in the same area, usually close to
the Yellow Crowned Night Heron.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer



Subject: Why the Spoonbills are here
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 14:14 pm
From: barbritz AT gmail.com
 
Check out the ABA blog  http://blog.aba.org/
Good explanation for why Spoonbills and other birds from the southeastern
U. S. are showing up in PA and other northern states

Barb Ritzheimer
Schuylkill County



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill - Cumberland Co.
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 11:51 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
The Roseate Spoonbill continues this afternoon at the water treatment plant
at the end of Lamp Post Lane

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Conodoguinet Roseate Spoonbill Update?
Date: Wed Jul 19 2017 11:49 am
From: 0000005fca6bddff-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Has anyone seen or tried to find the Conodoguinet spoonbill today?

DanLancaster County

Daniel HinnebuschManager/OrnithologistWild Birds Unlimited1947 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA6391 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co.
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 19:09 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Update - The 2nd PA Roseate Spoonbill that is in Camp Hill, Cumberland
County, was continuing this evening (7/18/17) along the Conodoguinet Creek
alongside the sewage plant at the end of Lamp Post Lane beyond the end of
the cul-de-sac. There is no need to walk through any homeowner's property
to get a look at the steam in this area. In fact, if you continue walking
beyond the sewage plant along the fence you will join up with a marked
orange trail that follows the creek toward West Fairview. Numerous
individuals have also taken to floating the creek in a kayak to get a look.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 18:58 Daniel Bogar wrote:

> I observed the Roseate Spoonbill along the Conodoguinet Creek at the north
> end of Lamp Post Lane this afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Around 2:00 the
> spoonbill flew downstream when spooked by 2 kayakers. It is probably still
> in the area.
>
>
>
> Daniel Bogar
>
> Marysville, PA
>



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill; Cumberland Co.
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 17:58 pm
From: trichonis AT comcast.net
 
I observed the Roseate Spoonbill along the Conodoguinet Creek at the north
end of Lamp Post Lane this afternoon from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Around 2:00 the
spoonbill flew downstream when spooked by 2 kayakers. It is probably still
in the area.



Daniel Bogar

Marysville, PA



Subject: Herons (Lehigh County)
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 14:31 pm
From: neimeyer AT us.net
 
Earlier today I spotted a Yellow Crowned Night Heron, a Green Heron, and a
Great Blue Heron in the flooded woods at Haafsville. (A Heron Trifecta!
Heron Hat trick?) The Great Blue Heron then flew about 100 yards and
remained at the far side of the flooded field. I also saw at least one
Killdeer, but believe from the vocalizations that there were several more.
Rounding out the crowd was a female mallard and three juveniles.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer



Subject: Dauphin County - Egret & Eagle
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 13:24 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
Hello All,


Not that these are to be revolutionary sightings, but since we were there for the first time... Yesterday, my wife and I were coming back through Harrisburg and had a stop to make that ended with us being at Fort Hunter Park on the Susquehanna, as the storm clouds were roiling above. Trying to brave the winds directly above was a Great Egret. On the river, an adult Bald Eagle wheeled and fished just above water level.


Nearby, on Fish Creek Road, we had singing Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Vireo and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. A bit late (and at 2 PM, late in the day) for them to be singing.


For a moment, I wished that the egret was a spoonbill, but that was just across the river, I guess.


Cheers,


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: Least Sandpiper, Allegheny County
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 9:12 am
From: a_buriak AT hotmail.com
 
This morning on the mudflats at Marshall Lake in North Park there was an early Least Sandpiper, the first migrant shorebird I've had this season and the earliest I've had at North Park.  I have watched this area pretty closely the last several years and in that time, the mudflats here are the most promising I've seen them.  Some sediment has filled in between the two previous areas and although pitiful compared to most shorebird sites, it might produce a decent season by Allegheny County standards.  A Willow Flycatcher was also still singing vigorously on this late date, a pair of Eastern Kingbirds were making a commotion, one Spotted Sandpiper and two Killdeer were on the flats, and the usual Wood Ducks, Great Blue Heron, Yellow Warbler, and Barn and Tree Swallows were all present.  (No Roseate Spoonbill tragically!)

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



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Subject: Spoonbill continues, Camp Hill
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 8:50 am
From: toddawatkins AT gmail.com
 
Easily visible now (9:45) across river from 524 (not 424 now)  Lamp Post
Lane, Camp Hill.



Subject: Clarion County Birding and... FISHERS
Date: Tue Jul 18 2017 6:51 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Greg and I left Huntingdon county this past Saturday to do some birding in Clarion co after reading Carole Winslows posts of last week.
We visited several of the spots she had gone to and were not disappointed. We found the Mourning Warbler, a bird we don't find breeding in Hunt. at SGL 24.
We did a short playback of chips at one site and got several Common Yellowthroats responding. Their chip is a little sharper and coarser and it looked like there was a family or two. Down the forest road further we played it again. No response until I played the song. Then we got some chips that were a little thinner than the COYE. It was bobbing up and down and Greg finally spotted it about 30 feet back sitting in the crotch of a small tree.
We had tried to find some in Hunt. during migration in a logged area and heard the two different types of chips but never saw a bird.
Walking back up through we heard a meow of a Catbird on one side and the mew of a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on the other.

We also walked Toms River Rd in Cook SF and found two Winter Wrens, one singing and one that flew across the trail. This is another bird we have searched at the expected sites in Huntingdon county and came up empty this year.
Other birds of this north woods that we found at several spots were Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Black-throated Blue and Blackburnian Warbler.Hooded Warblers and Black-throated Green were more common. And, I spotted a silent Brown Creeper which is always a nice sighting.
Before we left the county we found Purple Martins on an Amish farm reported by a couple of the area's birders.

However, the most exciting sighting was seeing two Fisher kits. We had driven to the north edge of Cook SF and headed down a small road that borders the northern edge. We stopped in a wooded/clearing area when I heard some bird songs.
Not long after we got out of the car, Greg said look! And there up the about 70 yards a fisher kit crossed the road. Seconds later another did. Then shortly after that they crossed back over. Then to top it off they came back out and wrestled and rolled in the road!

Deb

--
Deborah S. Grove



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 20:53 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I posted four photos of the Roseate Spoonbill
on my Flickr page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


Dave Kerr
Carlisle



Subject: Harrison Hills Park
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 20:13 pm
From: davbrooke AT gmail.com
 
I birdied the park this morning and was amazed at the amount of activity for a warm July morning.
Of note where 2 seen and 4 singing Hooded Warblers in a small are along the Scouts trail. I got a good look at a first year Orchard Oriole which is great to know they are breeding there.
For those that have never been to this park some interesting bird thing go on here.
We have a cavity nesting study in it's 3rd year. So far this year 46 Bluebirds have fledged from our 28 boxes
Our Purple Martin colony has 23 pairs this year and many fledglings are getting ready to go.
We have 8 Chimney Swift towers and 1 has a nest with at least 1 egg. Today 12 swifts were flying above that tower.

The park is in Natrona Heights, Allegheny County

Dave Brooke

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Cumberland County
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 20:05 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I returned 15 minutes ago from 424 Lamp Post Lane,

Camp Hill, Cumberland County, where I saw the Roseate

Spoonbill in the Conodoguinet Creek in the backyard

of Sally and Bob Mayhew.



The bird was actively feeding on aquatic vegetation virtually the entire
time

I watched it. It also came up into the Mayhew's backyard and then

returned to the water.



Thanks to Sally and Bob for calling me.



I never expected to see a Roseate Spoonbill on two consecutive

days in two counties in PA.





Dave Kerr

Carlisle



Subject: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 16:51 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

Just passing along word that the Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill was
photographed and reported to ebird today around 2 pm. I haven't been to
this spot and don't know what kind of access/visibility there is; I expect
kayaking up the creek from west fairview boat launch would be the best
option.

Here is the checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.



On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 5:40 PM, Annette Mathes
wrote:

> Dear Pa Birders,
>
> A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a Roseate Spoonbill spotted by
> kayakers on the Conodoguinet Creek yesterday at 1:30 p.m. It was in the
> back yard of 424 Lamp Post Lane in Camp Hill hanging with geese and ducks.
> I will post the photo on the Pa Birders and PSO Facebook pages. I don't
> have any other info about this yet. I suppose this could be the same bird
> found on the Flats?
>
> Annette Mathes
> Dauphin County
>



Subject: Spoonbill
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 14:49 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Correction on time.  I was there till about 10.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net

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Subject: Spoonbill- NOT SEEN Conejohela Flats
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 14:48 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Spent a little over an hour on Blue Rock Rd.  No signs of the spoonbill.  There from about 8:45 till 9:30.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net

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Subject: Vintondale area on Sun Jul 16, Indiana/Cambria
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 14:21 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yesterday I walked a bit in the Vintondale area on the Rexis and Ghost Town Trails & visited the old Art & AMD area. (One mile on each trail though out-and-backs totalled 4 miles on my feet) Best birds: Barn swallows feeding young, singing Blue-headed vireo and Black-throated Blue Warbler, and a broad-winged hawk in the woods.
Complete checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: Butler-Freeport Trail on Sat Jul 15, Butler
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 14:16 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
On Saturday I walked the Butler-Freeport Trail from Monroe Rd northward. 
Best Birds: I actually saw a Louisiana Waterthrush after I looked for the bird making the "dink" warning sounds. Also saw a broad-winged hawk carrying prey.
Still singing: Eastern wood-pewee, Acadian flycatcher, Wood thrush, 1 Yellow-throated Warbler, Scarlet tanager, & Indigo bunting.

Complete checklist here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... St. John, Pittsburgh
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Subject: Lancaster - American Avocets
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 11:40 am
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
Thanks to Pete Robinson who posted via text alert, I just viewed two
American Avocets at Avocet Point on the Conejohela Flats from the Blue Rock
Rd boat launch. Still present when I left 45 minutes ago.

Zach Millen
Akron



Subject: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill - No
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 9:32 am
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I just stopped at 424 Lamp Post Lane and spoke to the

homeowner, Sally. She was in VA until last night and

was not aware of the sighting of the spoonbill in her

backyard on Saturday. I gave her my contact info

in case it returns.


The Conodoguinet Creek behind her house is wide

and shallow. I saw two G. Egrets on the creek on my recon.



Dave Kerr

Carlisle



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 21:23 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Thanks, Zach!  I may run down tomorrow and will check in if I get lucky!

Have a good night.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net
www.pbase.com/rook185

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> On Jul 16, 2017, at 8:23 PM, Andy Keister wrote:
>
> I was unable to chase the Roseate Spoonbill yesterday, so I was eager to
> get down there early this morning. I saw the reports of it being seen
> going to roost with the Great Egrets around 8:15 pm the previous evening
> near the Boro Park. Based on past experience with roosting egrets, I
> expected them to fly off some time between first light and sunrise. I got
> there at 5:15 and as soon as I was able to locate the roosting egrets, I
> saw the spoonbill. Soon after, Dave Kerr arrived and he observed it
> through my scope. He set up his scope and we watched it preen and stretch
> its wings until it finally flew off at 5:44. It headed downriver but we
> had a good view of the area below the roost site and Dave and I never saw
> it fly any farther south than our location. I stayed in the park area
> until 9 am, but took one short trip to the boat launch to check things
> out. I believe it's still in the area, just unseen somewhere in the maze
> of islands and channels out there. But if I'm wrong, drive to Camp Hill,
> or Everglades National Park.
>
> Andy Keister
>
>> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Zachary Millen wrote:
>>
>> All,
>>
>> Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by
>> two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from
>> a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side
>> of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats
>> for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd
>> boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6
>> times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one
>> time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report
>> back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no
>> longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!
>>
>> Zach Millen
>>
>>
>>> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr wrote:
>>>
>>> Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
>>> After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.
>>>
>>> We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.
>>>
>>>
>>> Dave Kerr
>>> Carlisle
>>>
>>



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 19:23 pm
From: akeister110 AT gmail.com
 
I was unable to chase the Roseate Spoonbill yesterday, so I was eager to
get down there early this morning. I saw the reports of it being seen
going to roost with the Great Egrets around 8:15 pm the previous evening
near the Boro Park. Based on past experience with roosting egrets, I
expected them to fly off some time between first light and sunrise. I got
there at 5:15 and as soon as I was able to locate the roosting egrets, I
saw the spoonbill. Soon after, Dave Kerr arrived and he observed it
through my scope. He set up his scope and we watched it preen and stretch
its wings until it finally flew off at 5:44. It headed downriver but we
had a good view of the area below the roost site and Dave and I never saw
it fly any farther south than our location. I stayed in the park area
until 9 am, but took one short trip to the boat launch to check things
out. I believe it's still in the area, just unseen somewhere in the maze
of islands and channels out there. But if I'm wrong, drive to Camp Hill,
or Everglades National Park.

Andy Keister

On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Zachary Millen wrote:

> All,
>
> Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by
> two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from
> a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side
> of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats
> for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd
> boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6
> times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one
> time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report
> back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no
> longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!
>
> Zach Millen
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr wrote:
>
> > Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
> > After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.
> >
> > We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.
> >
> >
> > Dave Kerr
> > Carlisle
> >
>



Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 19:07 pm
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
All,

Despite long hours of observation today, the spoonbill was only reported by
two observers in flight at 5:44am while coming from roost, and at 10am from
a location on the York bank of the Susquehanna, looking at the river side
of the flats from a good distance. At least one birder covered the flats
for 4 hours by kayak, and coverage from shore at either the Blue Rock Rd
boat launch or Washington Boro Park was constant all day. It was seen 5-6
times in flight from shore throughout the day yesterday, but only the one
time today before 6am. Numerous non-birders in kayaks were told to report
back if a large, pink bird was seen. I personally believe the bird is no
longer present at this location, but I would love to be proven wrong!

Zach Millen


On Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Dave Kerr wrote:

> Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
> After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.
>
> We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.
>
>
> Dave Kerr
> Carlisle
>



Subject: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 16:56 pm
From: jrebelboy AT gmail.com
 
Considering the Lancaster Co. Bird was seen at 1:30 quite a ways southeast of that location, it seems that these are two separate birds. 

Jerald

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> On Jul 16, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Annette Mathes wrote:
>
> Dear Pa Birders,
>
> A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a Roseate Spoonbill spotted by kayakers on the Conodoguinet Creek yesterday at 1:30 p.m. It was in the back yard of 424 Lamp Post Lane in Camp Hill hanging with geese and ducks. I will post the photo on the Pa Birders and PSO Facebook pages. I don't have any other info about this yet. I suppose this could be the same bird found on the Flats?
>
> Annette Mathes
> Dauphin County



Subject: Cumberland County Roseate Spoonbill Yesterday
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 16:40 pm
From: amathes19 AT verizon.net
 
Dear Pa Birders,

A friend of mine just sent me a photo of a Roseate Spoonbill spotted by kayakers on the Conodoguinet Creek yesterday at 1:30 p.m. It was in the back yard of 424 Lamp Post Lane in Camp Hill hanging with geese and ducks. I will post the photo on the Pa Birders and PSO Facebook pages. I don't have any other info about this yet. I suppose this could be the same bird found on the Flats?

Annette Mathes
Dauphin County



Subject: Dickcissels?
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 13:41 pm
From: paulblank AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,

I was just wondering if there are any locations within an hour of Lancaster city in Lancaster County where Dickcissels are being observed with some regularity?

Thanks
Paul

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill in Lancaster
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 12:03 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I would like to see this bird. If anyone sees it today or tomorrow, please text or call me at 717-330-7044. I work until 2 pm and will make the trip down if it's been seen since 5:44 this morning.

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Subject: Roseate Spoonbill, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jul 16 2017 7:23 am
From: Dsktc AT comcast.net
 
Andy and I saw it on the roost NW of Washington Boro Park.
After stretching its wings a few times, it flew off at 0544.

We have not seen it since. I am currently at the Blue Rock Boat Launch.


Dave Kerr
Carlisle



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