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28 Aug: @ 08:15:59 
Bald Eagle, Northampton County [ellamoo13@yahoo.com]
28 Aug: @ 03:32:07 
Eastern PA Birdline: 8/28/2015 [Dave DeReamus]
27 Aug: @ 19:37:00 
Bake Oven Knob (27 Aug 2015) 21 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
27 Aug: @ 19:06:34 
Blue-winged Teal, Allegheny County [David Poortinga]
27 Aug: @ 19:03:19 
Semipalmated Plover - Chapel Harbor - Allegheny Co. [TODD HOOE]
27 Aug: @ 17:36:17 
Second Mountain (27 Aug 2015) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
27 Aug: @ 17:18:13 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Aug 2015) 47 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
27 Aug: @ 16:27:54 
Waggoner's Gap (27 Aug 2015) 46 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
27 Aug: @ 16:18:17 
Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail]
27 Aug: @ 15:18:44 
Blue-winged Teal & Green Herons - Beaver Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
27 Aug: @ 13:16:38 
Moraine State Park question... [Cam Kline]
27 Aug: @ 13:08:18 
14 Warblers at Moraine SP, Butler [Glenn Koppel]
27 Aug: @ 07:38:22 
Semipalmated Sandpiper- Allegheny County [Matthew Juskowich]
26 Aug: @ 21:31:35 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill/Berks, Aug 26, 2015 [Rudolph Keller]
26 Aug: @ 21:16:08 
Bake Oven Knob (26 Aug 2015) 48 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 19:52:02 
Franklin County Baird's Sandpiper [Bill Oyler]
26 Aug: @ 19:24:58 
Second Mountain (26 Aug 2015) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 17:43:20 
Allegheny Front (26 Aug 2015) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 17:10:44 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Aug 2015) 32 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 16:17:22 
Warbler, Flycatchers at Moraine SP, Butler [Glenn Koppel]
26 Aug: @ 16:01:46 
Central PA Birdline for 8.27.2015 [Mark Mcconaughy]
26 Aug: @ 14:56:55 
Waggoner's Gap (26 Aug 2015) 22 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 14:35:28 
Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Aug 26, 2015 [Karyn Delaney]
26 Aug: @ 12:41:53 
Lebanon county migrants [Tim Becker]
26 Aug: @ 10:37:22 
woodpeckers [Don Billett]
26 Aug: @ 07:25:27 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Aug 2015) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 07:13:08 
Second Mountain (25 Aug 2015) 12 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Aug: @ 05:46:05 
yellow throated warbler, Allegheny county [Cecelia]
25 Aug: @ 19:41:42 
Bake Oven Knob (25 Aug 2015) 40 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Aug: @ 19:36:54 
Blue-Winged Teal,Osprey, D.C. Cormorant & Least Sandpiper-Washington County [Matthew Juskowich]
25 Aug: @ 19:27:59 
Re: Sparrow ID needed [Jim Flowers]
25 Aug: @ 16:50:16 
Waggoner's Gap (25 Aug 2015) 10 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Aug: @ 16:29:43 
Allegheny Front (25 Aug 2015) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Aug: @ 15:48:31 
Sparrow ID needed [Alan Wells]
25 Aug: @ 08:55:34 
Lancaster county. Marbled Godwit continues [Tim Becker]
24 Aug: @ 22:38:29 
Yellow-throated Warbler & Scarlet Tanagers, Jefferson Hills - Allegheny County [Jim Hausman]
24 Aug: @ 18:54:20 
Bake Oven Knob (24 Aug 2015) 40 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Aug: @ 18:33:41 
Lebanon County, Common Nighthawk [Tim Becker]
24 Aug: @ 17:28:24 
Good Morning at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County [Richard Price]
24 Aug: @ 15:56:15 
Second Mountain (24 Aug 2015) 8 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Aug: @ 15:35:41 
Allegheny Front (24 Aug 2015) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Aug: @ 15:21:32 
Waggoner's Gap (24 Aug 2015) 12 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Aug: @ 08:29:36 
Warblers -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Aug 24, 2015 [Daniel E. Weeks]
23 Aug: @ 20:21:02 
Beechwood Farms, Allegheny County -- Solitary Sandpiper [Aidan Place]
23 Aug: @ 18:48:03 
Great Egret -- Kahle Lake, Venago County -- Aug 23, 2015 [Daniel E. Weeks]
23 Aug: @ 18:36:51 
Hummingbirds, etc. -- Cumberland County [reeser]
23 Aug: @ 18:22:00 
Solitary Sandpiper & Warblers @ Beechwood Farms, Allegheny Co. [TODD HOOE]
23 Aug: @ 18:21:33 
Allegheny Front (23 Aug 2015) 40 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
23 Aug: @ 18:01:17 
Waggoner's Gap (23 Aug 2015) 42 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
23 Aug: @ 17:45:45 
Bake Oven Knob (23 Aug 2015) 17 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]





Subject: Bald Eagle, Northampton County
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 8:15 am
From: 0000006d66856098-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
My daughter just saw a Bald Eagle fly over our house and into Willow Park in Bethlehem, with a squealing rat in it's talons. She was so excited when she ran in the house to tell me (9 years old). I wonder if it is the same bird that has been hanging around Freemansburg lately.

Amanda Kavitt
Bethlehem, PA

Sent from my Virgin Mobile phone.




Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 8/28/2015
Date: Fri Aug 28 2015 3:32 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* August 28, 2015
* PAEA1508.28

- Birds mentioned

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: August 28th 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... .

There will be a field trip to Whitehall Parkway on September 5th. Meet in
the Chestnut Street parking lot by the barn at the Whitehall Parkway, west
of Route 145 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Adam Smith.

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 BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 6 on 8/26; 5 on 8/27.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Short-billed Dowitcher – 1 on 8/26 and 8/27
Semipalmated Sandpiper – 1 on 8/22
Pectoral Sandpiper – 1 on 8/22.

Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 157, Bucks County:
On Haycock Mountain:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 8/27.

- End transcript



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (27 Aug 2015) 21 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 19:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 32 32
Turkey Vulture 6 158 158
Osprey 3 34 34
Bald Eagle 5 23 23
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 89 89
Red-tailed Hawk 1 44 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 42 42

Total: 21 453 453
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 18:15:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Kendrick Fowler

Observers:

Visitors:
Several visitors throughout the day. A couple of them expressed curiosity
about what I was doing, but none were particularly interested in the hawk
count.


Weather:
Visibility over 20 miles all day. NW wind all day, generally around 10 mph,
declining below 5 mph in the evening. Cloudy (2595% cloud cover) all day.
Temperature 6372F.

Raptor Observations:
5 bald eagles: 0901a, 0946a, 1215i, 1256a, 1335a. The eagle seen at 0946
was carrying a fish.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven (10; max. 7 at the same time), Hummingbird (6), Monarch (3),
Blue jay, American goldfinch, 2 or 3 unidentified spp. of wood-warblers.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 81. Light and variable wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Blue-winged Teal, Allegheny County
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 19:06 pm
From: 0000008e16644444-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
A Blue-winged Teal was present this afternoon on North Park's Marshall Lake. Based on eBird bar charts, this looks to be a tad early for Blue-winged Teal in Allegheny County, although this species has been reported in surrounding counties in the last few days.
David PoortingaAllegheny County



Subject: Semipalmated Plover - Chapel Harbor - Allegheny Co.
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 19:03 pm
From: hooe AT verizon.net
 
After work I stopped by Duck Hollow to see the Semipalmated Sandpiper found this morning by Matt J. I then headed to Chapel Harbor along the Allegheny River and found a Semipalmated Plover. Also present was a Least Sandpiper and 11 Killdeer (a high count for me in this location). There is still a considerable amount of exposed mud at Chapel Harbor.
Good birding,
Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co.



Subject: Second Mountain (27 Aug 2015) 9 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 17:36 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 1 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 6 47 47
Red-tailed Hawk 2 33 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 9 95 95
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Morris Cox, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
10 plus 3 staff


Weather:
Perfect conditions. Low humidity, 50%+ cloud cover, mild breeze from NNW,
temperature range of 63 to 72.

Raptor Observations:
Immature BE at 12:41
Lots of BV and TV activity.
local red-tails and a local Broad Wing
3 ravens

Non-raptor Observations:
scores of tree swallows and wax wings
a family of coyotes just below viewing site.

Predictions:
a bit warmer than today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Aug 2015) 47 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 17:18 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 4
Turkey Vulture 0 2 2
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 10 27 27
Bald Eagle 4 19 19
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 16 110 110
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 27 27
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 5 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 29 29
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 47 250 250
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: David Barber, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Variable cloudiness, NW and W winds 4-12 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1032A, 1317A, 1326A, 1403A

Non-raptor Observations:
magnolia, Cape May, black-throated blue, black-throated green,
blackburnian, and black-and-white warblers, olive-sided flycatcher,
northern mockingbird, rough-winged, tree, barn and cliff swallows.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (27 Aug 2015) 46 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 16:27 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 17 17
BE 8 33 33
NH 0 1 1
SS 5 21 21
CH 1 4 4
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 23 129 129
RT 6 55 55
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 22 22
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 1 3 3
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 3

Total: 46 295 295
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Diane McLaughlin, Keith Gingrich,
Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds with moderate NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 9:50, 11:24, 12:01
BE 4Yr 9:40, 12:01
BE Ad 12:16(2), 1:12

First bird - RT 8:55
Last bird - BW 2:26

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 3
DCCO - 26
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Lebanon County Birds
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 16:18 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
I was at Middle Creek WMA today and my high lights today were at the pond
near Sunnyside Rd. - Northern Shoveler- 3 in female plumage.



Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Blue-winged Teal & Green Herons - Beaver Co.
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 15:18 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This afternoon there were two Blue-winged Teal and nine Green Herons present at the large pond at Independence Marsh

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: Moraine State Park question...
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 13:16 pm
From: sorinjk58 AT gmail.com
 
I am heading out to western PA next week ( I am an east coast dweller) and
I have been hearing and reading a lot about Moraine SP. I am hoping to find
a few different warbler species, is there anyone who frequents the park
that can tell me where to go to find the cute little warblers?

Thanks in advance.


Best regards,


Cam Kline



Subject: 14 Warblers at Moraine SP, Butler
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 13:08 pm
From: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
 
Double-crested Cormorant        6
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Turkey Vulture 7
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Osprey 2
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Bald Eagle 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Red-tailed Hawk 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Ring-billed Gull 3
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Rock Pigeon 7
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Chimney Swift 8
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Downy Woodpecker 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Northern Flicker 4
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Pileated Woodpecker 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Least Flycatcher 2
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Eastern Phoebe 4
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
White-eyed Vireo 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Red-eyed Vireo 6
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Blue Jay 12
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
American Crow 13
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Barn Swallow 11
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Black-capped Chickadee 9
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
House Wren 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
American Robin 6
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Gray Catbird 24
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Cedar Waxwing 86
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Ovenbird 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Blue-winged Warbler 2
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Black-and-white Warbler 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Mourning Warbler 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Common Yellowthroat 8
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Hooded Warbler 3
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
American Redstart 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Cape May Warbler 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Magnolia Warbler 4
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Blackburnian Warbler 4
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Yellow Warbler 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Chestnut-sided Warbler 5
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Wilson's Warbler 1
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Song Sparrow 3
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Eastern Towhee 2
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Scarlet Tanager 3
(1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Northern Cardinal 7
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Baltimore Oriole 3
(2) -- -- -- -- -- --
American Goldfinch 12
(2)

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



Subject: Semipalmated Sandpiper- Allegheny County
Date: Thu Aug 27 2015 7:38 am
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
this morning at Duck Hollow, I was extremely excited to have seen 1 juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper on the sandbar with 5 killdeer. No Least Sandpipers were seen today but they have been showing up everywhere in Allegheny & the surrounding counties. I'm curious if this is a 1st record for the semipalmated sandpiper for Duck Hollow? Fall Migration has officially began as this week for me has been real good for migrating birds of all sorts. Matthew JuskowichAllegheny County
 



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill/Berks, Aug 26, 2015
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 21:31 pm
From: rckeller AT dejazzd.com
 
Warbler migration in progress.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, US
> Aug 26, 2015 6:15 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Mostly calm with occasional westerly breezes, partly cloudy.
> Lee Simpson, Joe Beatrice, J. F. Therrien
> 43 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 10 local
> Double-crested Cormorant 54
> Black Vulture 4
> Turkey Vulture 15
> Osprey 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 3
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 45 pigeon fancier's flock
> Mourning Dove 2
> Chimney Swift 2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7
> Downy Woodpecker 4
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
> Pileated Woodpecker 3
> American Kestrel 4
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Top-heavy look with large dark head, heavy
> bill, dark back without wingbars, short tail in proportion to body. Annual
> here in early fall.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Yellow throat, dusky yellow breast,
> belly; yellow eyering with slight post-ocular extension; yellow wingbars;
> short tail. Annual here in small numbers in early fall.
> Red-eyed Vireo 7
> Blue Jay 15
> American Crow 2
> Fish Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 8
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 1
> American Robin 4
> Gray Catbird 1
> Cedar Waxwing 180 Usually an abundant fall migrant here.
> Ovenbird 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 3
> Cape May Warbler 20 Common fall migrant here.
> Magnolia Warbler 3
> Blackburnian Warbler 2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 5
> Prairie Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 19 Most common fall migrant warbler
> here.
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Scarlet Tanager 11 Common fall migrant here.
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
> Bobolink 3
> Baltimore Oriole 3
> American Goldfinch 10
> passerine sp. 6
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24772382
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (26 Aug 2015) 48 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 21:16 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 28 28
Turkey Vulture 16 152 152
Osprey 11 31 31
Bald Eagle 6 18 18
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 7 87 87
Red-tailed Hawk 2 43 43
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 42 42

Total: 48 432 432
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 19:15:00
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Official Counter: Kendrick Fowler

Observers: Dan Kunkle, Doug Burton, Jeff Moser

Visitors:
A few visitors throughout the day. One man was interested in seeing
raptors, but came during a period of time where few were around. A MedEvac
chopper flew past and he told me, "I think that's the only bird you'll see
today." More birds came after he left (though it took a while).


Weather:
Visibility 20+ miles all day. Gentle (below 7 mph, and usually below 5 mph)
west wind for most of the day, shifting to the northwest and becoming
stronger (515 mph) in the evening. Cloudy skies (4085% cloud cover) for
most of the day, clearing up in the evening (5% cloud cover at 1900).
Temperature 6480F.

Raptor Observations:
6 bald eagles today: 1009u, 1650a, 1650i, 1712a, 1840a, 1851a.
1755: 2 American kestrels kite over the notch and harass each other.
1826: A merlin chases a crow around the Hump.
1830: A merlin swoops at me a few times, then dives over the Hump and gets
chased by another merlin.
1835: A male American kestrel approaches close and lands in a snag behind
me. It moves on (E) when I raise my binoculars for a better look.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven (6), Hummingbird (4), Red-eyed vireo, Carolina wren, American
goldfinch, Yellow-billed cuckoo, Blue jay, Black-capped chickadee, Northern
flicker, Common nighthawk, Tree swallow, Magnolia warbler, Chimney swift,
Cedar waxwing, American crow, Chestnut-sided warbler (imm.)

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Franklin County Baird's Sandpiper
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 19:52 pm
From: oylerbill AT gmail.com
 
I found a Baird's Sandpiper this evening feeding at Bender's Route 533 pond near Upper Strasburg.  The bird was larger than nearby Least Sandpipers with long winged look, black legs, Buffy head neck and upper chest, and darker scaly looking back.

Bill Oyler
Chambersburg

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Second Mountain (26 Aug 2015) 2 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 19:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 41 41
Red-tailed Hawk 0 31 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 2 86 86
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
8 visitors for the day.


Weather:
Mostly sunny with temps in the 70's. Winds out of the north were light to
moderate.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day with some of the local residents making appearances-
Red-shouldered & Red-tailed. No vultures till 10AM.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers, swifts, swallows and raven(1).

Predictions:
Probably not much better than today. But who knows?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Allegheny Front (26 Aug 2015) Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 17:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 5 5
BE 0 3 3
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 2 2
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 98 98
RT 0 19 19
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 5 5
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2

Total: 0 159 159
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Nancy Ott, Sally Dick

Visitors:
David Kaltenbaugh, John Sedewyer, Sally Dick (Annie, Olivia & Oscar), &
Nancy Ott.


Weather:
Clear and cool in the morning. Strong winds out of the West, averaging
16-20 mph, with gusts into the 30s.Clouds increased in the afternoon but
the winds died down to an average of 10mph with a few gusts reaching 20mph.
The afternoon winds were also out of the West. It remained hazy in the
valley all day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 Flicker, 6 Chimney Swift, 2 Turkey Vulture, 2 Goldfinch

Predictions:
Partly to mostly cloudy with light winds out of the Northwest. Chilly in
the morning but temperatures rising to 21.1 C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz@gmail.com)



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Aug 2015) 32 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 17:10 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 4 4
Turkey Vulture 2 2 2
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 3 17 17
Bald Eagle 5 15 15
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 10 94 94
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 21 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 26 26
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 32 203 203
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Jean-Francois Therrien, Lee Simpson, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Sunny, light wind

Raptor Observations:
NOHA; 15:15
BAEA, Imm; 13:24, 16:15
BAEA, Ad; 14:31, 16:09, 16:45

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Warbler, Flycatchers at Moraine SP, Butler
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 16:17 pm
From: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
 
Had 11 Warblers and 7 flycatchers today at Moraine State Park in Butler county.  Below is the e-bird checklist for McDanel's boat launch, we added Eastern Wood Pewee later at several locations in the park.
Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke
kestrel22@hotmail.com
Butler, PA

Moraine SP--McDanel's Boat Launch, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Aug 26, 2015 8:02 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
47 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
gull sp. 28 seen flying overhead, most likely Ring-billed
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Greenish back, dull yellow on front including throat and undertail, flanks and breast. Fairly bold eye ring and wing bars. No sound was heard.
Willow Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 7
Tree Swallow X
Barn Swallow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 20
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 24
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 9

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24768929

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



Subject: Central PA Birdline for 8.27.2015
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 16:01 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* August 27, 2015
* PACE1508.27
Bird Highlights
TRUMPETER SWAN (Lycoming Co.)
GLOSSY IBIS (Luzerne Co.)
MARBLED GODWIT (Lancaster Co.)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
August 27, 2015
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, August 27, 2015.

BEDFORD/SOMERSET COUNTIES:
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 18 BLACK VULTURES, 4 OSPREY, 3 BALD EAGLE, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 80 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 7 RED-TAILED HAWK, 4 AMERICAN KESTREL and MERLIN between August 20 and 25 (TD, DBod, BSt).

CENTRE COUNTY:
One SORA was calling on August 24 at Colyer Lake Recreation Area (BSc).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner's Gap Hawk Watch reports counting 7 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 9 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 78 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 28 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between August 20 and 26 (DG, RF, GW, KG, PF).

One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on August 23 along Bridgewater Road in State Game Lands 169 (BF).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One CASPIAN TERN was seen on August 21 flying over the Susquehanna River from Front Street in Harrisburg (IG).

One WILLET was observed between August 23 and 24 in the Susquehanna River across from Marysville (DBo, IG, TN, MD, DH).

One CASPIAN TERN was seen on August 24 flying over the Susquehanna River from West Fairview (HW).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
One BLACK TERN was seen on August 20 at the Sandy Mt. Road pond at Bender's Farm (BO).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One BALD EAGLE was seen on August 23 at Shaver Creek (JC).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen on August 20 at Conejohela Flats (DH). A MARBLED GODWIT was present between August 21 and 25 (ME, ML, TN, DH, ZM, EG, IG, CC, BO, LB, BC, MD, KR, SK, ZA, EW, EH, TB).

One BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was observed on August 20 at the Sporting Valley Turf Farm along Graystone Road near Manhein (ME, TN, ML). One UPLAND SANDPIPER and 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was present on August 22 (FB, ML).

One VIRGINIA RAIL and 1 SORA were seen on August 23 at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (TN, ZM).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 1 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 20 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 18 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS between August 20 and 25 (MC, SC, DS, RP).

One BALD EAGLE was seen on August 24 at Marquette Lake in Fort Indiantown Gap (RPr).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
Up to 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1 BALD EAGLE, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER were seen between August 21 and 25 at the restricted access area of Plymouth Flats (JD, JG, JGr).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
One TRUMPETER SWAN continues to be seen through August 25 at the Williamsport Dam (BB, DBr, DBro, BBr, MH).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 2 BLACK VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 5 COOPER'S HAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 41 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 8 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between August 20 and 25 (LG, DB, MR, DK, MB, PC).

UNION COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on August 23 along the Dales Ridge Trail (MH).

CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
If you miss the usual Thursday postings of the Central PA Birdline on BIRDEAST and PABIRDS, I will also be posting it on my page web site at:
http://people.delphiforums.com...

*PORC = Pennsylvania Ornithological Record Committee. Rare bird sightings should be documented with written descriptions and photographs whenever possible and sent to PORC for review. To submit a report to PORC go to this link:
http://www.pabirds.org/records...

The following people have contributed to this report: Zachary Adams (ZA), Dave Barber (DB), Fern Bauman (FB), Timothy Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBod), Dan Bogar (DBo), Bob Brown (BBr), Bobby Brown (BB), David Brown (DBr), Deb Brown (DBro), Phil Campbell (PC), Chuck Chalfant (CC), Bruce Carl (BC), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Michael David (MD), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Tom Dick (TD), Mike Epler (ME), Bill Franz (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Elora Grahame (EG), Jeff Greco (JG), Joe Greco (JGr), Dave Grove (DG), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Elaine Hendricks (EH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Stefan Karkuff (SK), Dave Kruel (DK), M. Lombard (ML), Zachary Millen (ZM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Richard Pohner (RP), Rick Price (RPr), Kenneth Rieker (KR), Marc Robinson (MR), Brian Schmoke (BSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Gene Wagner (GW), Howard West (HW) and Eric Witmer (EW). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
-End Transcript
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Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (26 Aug 2015) 22 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 14:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 15 15
BE 0 25 25
NH 1 1 1
SS 1 16 16
CH 1 3 3
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 7 106 106
RT 7 49 49
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 22 22
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 2 2 2
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 3

Total: 22 249 249
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Diane McLaughlin, Pat Freed,
Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Dan Vanoli, 8


Weather:
Mix of clouds and sunshine with light northwest wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - UA - 9:40
Last bird - RT - 1:45


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Aug 26, 2015
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 14:35 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Allegheny County - eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Aug 26, 2015

There was a lot of frenzied activity in the parking lot today, with a large
flock of Cedar Waxwings and Baltimore Orioles commanding the berries in the
Wild Cherry trees. Also in the parking lot area were at least 3
flycatchers of undetermined species, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak juvenile, and
many Gray Catbirds.

Highlight of the rest of my walk were 2 Ovenbirds providing nice looks as
they fed silently. Calling Eastern Wood-Pewees were present once again.
Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney



Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Aug 26, 2015 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
26 species (+2 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Empidonax sp. 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 4
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 20
Gray Catbird 19
Cedar Waxwing 28
Ovenbird 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Common Grackle 1
Baltimore Oriole 6 1 male, 5 female/juveniles
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24767484

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



Subject: Lebanon county migrants
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 12:41 pm
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I made several stops in Lebanon county this

morning searching for migrant songbirds. Beginning

on top of the mountain near Box Car Rocks, SGL #211,

the birding was pretty slow. The highlight there was a

very vocal Red-shouldered Hawk.


The lower end of Swatara State Park was pretty birdy.

I had eight warbler species, including Blue-winged, Black

and white, Hooded, Magnolia (4), Blackburnian, Chestnut-

sided (5), Black-throated Green (2), and a Canada. Also three

Rose-breasted Gosbeaks.


At the power line between Spring Hill Acres and Camp Shand

there were numerous Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and

Hummingbirds. The only warblers seen were Common

Yellowthroats. But I found my goal for the morning, which

was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. There was also a Trails-type

Empid, which was unfortunately silent.


Tim Becker






Sent from Windows Mail



Subject: woodpeckers
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 10:37 am
From: donbsrbirds AT gmail.com
 
Lebanon County - I was excited last winter by seeing 5 species of
woodpeckers at our feeder (we moved here in September) I had Red Bellied,
hairy, downy and flickers and in very early spring I saw a red head once
and my wife saw him the following day but not since. Grackles caused me to
take down the suet -($$$) On monday we had two immature Red heads in our
lawn - hoping to have a nest close by.

don b
Lebanon County ( near Shafferstown)



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Aug 2015) 4 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 7:25 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 4 4
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 14 14
Bald Eagle 0 10 10
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 84 84
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 20 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 19 19
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 171 171
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Phil Campbell

Weather:
Clear, light west wind,

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
barn swallows, swifts, etc
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Second Mountain (25 Aug 2015) 12 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 7:13 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 39 39
Red-tailed Hawk 9 31 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 12 84 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Morris Cox

Observers: Steve Walthius

Visitors:
Seven visitors made to the watch today.


Weather:
Great day to be on at the hawk watch. Light wind from the SSW to W. Good
cloud cover most of the day with temp ranging from 18-28C.

Raptor Observations:
Red Tails out numbered Broad Wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Humming birds at the feeder station off and on all day. Seven Dragonflies
seen moving southward.

Predictions:
Much like today only a little cooler.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: yellow throated warbler, Allegheny county
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 5:46 am
From: ceceliahard AT comcast.net
 
Riding Meadow Park in Fox Chapel:  more bird activity this week.  Highlights:  yellow throated warbler, blue gray gnatcatcher, hummingbird (female or juvenile), female scarlet tanager, red bellied woodpeckers chasing each other



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (25 Aug 2015) 40 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 19:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 26 26
Turkey Vulture 20 136 136
Osprey 1 20 20
Bald Eagle 4 12 12
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 80 80
Red-tailed Hawk 3 41 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 38 38

Total: 40 384 384
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Kendrick Fowler

Observers: Dan Kunkle, Ed Wanamaker, Eric Wyndholz, Lynn Wyndholz

Visitors:
A few visitors throughout the day. Several expressed interest in the count.


Weather:
Visibility 10 miles in the morning, increasing beyond 20 miles by early
afternoon. West wind 05 mph all day. Skies mostly clear all day, with



Subject: Blue-Winged Teal,Osprey, D.C. Cormorant & Least Sandpiper-Washington County
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 19:36 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
 Had all species including more at Boone Reservoir in Peters Twp. the back end of the lake is a big mud flat.
Mattthew JuskowichAllegheny  County



Subject: Sparrow ID needed
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 19:27 pm
From: artsnimages AT gmail.com
 
Looks to be a Song Sparrow in molt! The first two images!

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 4:48 PM, Alan Wells wrote:

> Good Afternoon,
>
> As some of you may know I am better at taking pictures than I am at IDing
> what I took. I think the picture I got today was a Lincoln's Sparrow but am
> not sure. It seems to have the right strips and the call sounded similar to
> the call in my Audubon Birds App. The pictures are posted here.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
> As always thanks for your help.
>
> Alan Wells
>



--
*Jim Flowers*
Arts N Images
Birds and Blooms Blog
Wildlife South
NANPA, NAPP, National Geographic Society (Retired)



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (25 Aug 2015) 10 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 16:50 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 13 13
BE 1 25 25
NH 0 0 0
SS 1 15 15
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 4 99 99
RT 2 42 42
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 21 21
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 3

Total: 10 227 227
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Don Orris, Keith Gingrich,
Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Clear skies and light NW winds, increasing slightly in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad 10:59

First bird - BW 10:08
Last bird - RT 1:56

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Allegheny Front (25 Aug 2015) 4 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 16:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 5 5
BE 0 3 3
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 2 2
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 4 98 98
RT 0 19 19
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 5 5
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2

Total: 4 159 159
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Bob Wertz, Jack Julian

Visitors:
12- Tucker & Sally Moore; Tim Yahner & Kathy Newman, Pittsburgh, John
Sedewar.
Helping spot: Bob Wertz and Jack Julian


Weather:
Sunny with increasing cumulus cloud cover.
West winds velocity 4-10 mph.
Visibility 40 km.
Cool.

Raptor Observations:
4 migrating broadwing hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
pileated woodpecker-1; many cedar waxwings and tree swallows; raven-1.
1 blimp METLIFE.

Predictions:
Another pleasant day.
High 73 degrees. Wind from west at 6-9 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob@stewart.net)



Subject: Sparrow ID needed
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 15:48 pm
From: alanwells505 AT gmail.com
 
Good Afternoon,

As some of you may know I am better at taking pictures than I am at IDing what I took. I think the picture I got today was a Lincoln's Sparrow but am not sure. It seems to have the right strips and the call sounded similar to the call in my Audubon Birds App. The pictures are posted here.

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

As always thanks for your help.

Alan Wells



Subject: Lancaster county. Marbled Godwit continues
Date: Tue Aug 25 2015 8:55 am
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Currently scoping the Marbled Godwit at Avocet Point from the boat launch. Water level very high. 

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler & Scarlet Tanagers, Jefferson Hills - Allegheny County
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 22:38 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,

At Peters Creek this evening, I was surprised to find a yellow-throated warbler foraging near the top of a sycamore. This is the latest I've ever seen one at this location, so it was a pleasant treat to see it sharing the space among numerous cedar waxwings, two blue-gray gnatcatchers, and a female scarlet tanager.

When I returned home, there was a non-breeding male scarlet tanager sharing the large snag with several juvenile robins.

Good Birding,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny County


Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (24 Aug 2015) 40 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 18:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2015
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 24 24
Turkey Vulture 10 116 116
Osprey 7 19 19
Bald Eagle 2 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 7 7
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 76 76
Red-tailed Hawk 6 38 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 8 34 34

Total: 40 344 344
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Kendrick Fowler

Observers:

Visitors:
Plenty of visitors throughout the day. A few people who came in the morning
seemed interested in the hawk watch; unfortunately, their visits did not
coincide with periods of the day when there was a lot of raptor activity.
Several groups of visitors late in the day stayed on the lookout for long
periods of time; several asked me about what I was doing but were not
particularly interested in the hawk watch.


Weather:
Visibility 1012 miles in the morning, improving to about 15 miles for most
of the afternoon. Cloud cover varied throughout the day, starting around
50%, declining to almost 0% around midday, and increasing to 85% in late
afternoon. Temperature 6473F. Light (05 mph) wind all day, coming from
the E in the morning and shifting to the SE or S by noon.

Raptor Observations:
Seven bald eagles today: 1230a, 1236i, 1344i, 1351i, 1351i, 1456i, and
1603a. Only the immature eagles that passed by at 1236 and 1456 were
included in the count, however. From ~08200900, an imm. broad-winged hawk,
imm. sharp-shinned hawk, and imm. turkey vulture hung out around the Knob.
The sharp-shin was a bit belligerent; it harassed the turkey vulture and
broad-wing incessantly. At 1257, I watched an immature raptor that might
have been my first-ever northern goshawk pass close by; unfortunately, I
was not quite completely confident about the ID, so I recorded it as UR.
During the course of the day, I observed two American kestrels, but was not
able to record either of them as migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven (16 in groups of 7, 8, and 1), Hummingbird (1), Cedar waxwing,
American robin, Pileated woodpecker, Northern flicker, American goldfinch,
Cliff swallow, Chimney swift. At ~0940, some barn swallows flew quite close
to me!

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in
the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Lebanon County, Common Nighthawk
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 18:33 pm
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Just had a Common Nighthawk fly over our yard. Also a Canada Warbler in our spruces. 

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Good Morning at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 17:28 pm
From: rprice210 AT comcast.net
 
 I had a very enjoyable morning at Ft. Indiantown Gap, where I began by catch and release fly fishing at Marquette Lake until 9:00 AM, when the sun covered the lake and the fish stopped feeding. Once again I was pleased to share the lake with an adult bald eagle, and a little later my 1st of the fall migrating Osprey, which circled the lake and lit on a telephone pole by the dam. I also had the usual mallards and tree swallows as well as a Green Heron, a Belted Kingfisher, and a catbird.
From the lake I proceeded to Second Mountain Hawk Watch, where I spent a pleasant couple of hours birding and conversing with counters Morris and Dick. Again I was treated to more Bald Eagles, Ospreys and several Broad winged Hawks. In addition there were a few Chimney Swifts, RT hummingbirds, both species of vultures, and a Purple Martin.
Fall migration is underway with the promise of better days ahead. Thanks to Morris and Dick for a pleasant birding experience and interesting conversation.

Rick Price
West Hanover Township





Subject: Second Mountain (24 Aug 2015) 8 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 15:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2015
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 3 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 38 38
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 8 72 72
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers: Morris Cox

Visitors:
3 people visited the watch today.


Weather:
Winds variable to start settling to WSW. Sky clear to start becoming
overcast then clear again before returning to overcast. Temps ranged from
22-27 C.

Raptor Observations:
Un-aged Bald Eagle @ 9:10, Imm. Bald @ 10:30, Adult Bald @ 11:35

Non-raptor Observations:
Six point Buck, in velvet, walked within 30 yards of counter and two others
before returning to the woods.

Predictions:
Sunny.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Allegheny Front (24 Aug 2015) 2 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 15:35 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 5 5
BE 1 3 3
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 2 2
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 1 94 94
RT 0 19 19
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 5 5
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2

Total: 2 155 155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers: Nancy Ott, Tom & Sally Dick

Visitors:
Sally Dick, Nancy Ott


Weather:
Strong SW wind

Raptor Observations:
Ad. Bald Eagle 12:30

Non-raptor Observations:
16 Chimney Swifts, Green darner, Tiger Swallowtail, Goldfinches and Ravens

Predictions:
clear with continuing West Winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (24 Aug 2015) 12 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 15:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 12 12
BE 1 24 24
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 14 14
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 9 95 95
RT 2 40 40
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 20 20
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 3

Total: 12 217 217
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Warm, sunny morning with light southeast wind. Building clouds in the PM
until a shower ended the festivities at 2.

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad 10:03

First bird - BW 9:15
Last bird - BW 11:57



Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 5
Monarchs - 3
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Warblers -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Aug 24, 2015
Date: Mon Aug 24 2015 8:29 am
From: daniel.e.weeks AT verizon.net
 
Saw my first set of 4 kinds of fall warblers this morning.

Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Aug 24, 2015
Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Traveling
1.4 miles
28 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 8:29 AM. Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 American Robin
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal



Subject: Beechwood Farms, Allegheny County -- Solitary Sandpiper
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 20:21 pm
From: placea AT winchesterthurston.org
 
I stopped quickly at Beechwood Farms this evening on my way back from an unsuccessful search for the western sandpiper found yesterday at Crooked Creek. The only bird of note I was able to find was a solitary sandpiper foraging along the shore of the pond. However, the quiet afternoon allowed me to look for some non birds and I was happy to find, bullfrogs, eastern American toads, and leopard frogs in my time there. 
Good birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Great Egret -- Kahle Lake, Venago County -- Aug 23, 2015
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 18:48 pm
From: daniel.e.weeks AT verizon.net
 
Mid-day today we saw a Great Egret on the Venago County side of Kahle Lake. 

Later we had fun watching a Great Blue Heron stalking while we were nearby swimming in the lake at Squaw Valley Woodlands in Allegheny Township, Butler County.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County

Aug 23, 2015
Kahle Lake
Stationary
0 miles
42 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.6.3
7 Canada Goose
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret -- Was on the Venago County side of the lake. Seen from the Clarion County side.
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Gray Catbird
5 Cedar Waxwing
1 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
3 American Goldfinch
3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)



Subject: Hummingbirds, etc. -- Cumberland County
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 18:36 pm
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
We've been seeing more ruby throated hummingbirds at the salvias and
other flowers. Two of them were chasing each other this morning. And we
have a young male with a partial red necklace, who seems to be
dominating the salvias next to the patio.

Lots of the other usual yard birds as well, such a the red bellied
woodpecker, what appeared to be a young flicker, carolina wrens,
catbirds, goldfinches (tearing apart the zinnas), white breasted
nuthatch, chickadees, house finches, blue jays, american robins, song
sparrows, etc and the young red tailed hawk is still here.

Can tell it's late summer, the black birds are starting to congregate in
the tallest trees at dusk, lots of chatter. Also, saw a few chimney
swifts twittering overhead last evening.

And am finally seeing a few swallowtail butterflies. A female black
swallowtail spent a good half hour or more on the zinnias this
afternoon. We usually get some red-spotted purples at the pear tree
eating the fruit that has dropped to the ground, but have not seen any
as yet this year.

We do have deer though, they left hoof prints and flattened the the high
grass near the apple tree (looks like they were lying down) and ate the
tops off the coral honey suckle! They also seem to eat the tops off of
the hosta, no blue flowers this year!

Ellen
Cumberland County, PA
reeser@mindspring.com



Subject: Solitary Sandpiper & Warblers @ Beechwood Farms, Allegheny Co.
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 18:22 pm
From: hooe AT verizon.net
 
I spent a full day at Beechwood hiking, picnicking, and looking for warblers. Although they didn't come easy, I was able to find 7 warbler species today including a female Black-throated Blue Warbler and a Blackburnian Warbler. Over the past 2 days at Beechwood, I had 10 warbler species that included a Golden-winged Warbler.
Today, a man who was hiking with his family informed me that he saw a Ruffed Grouse on the hill up from the pond. Unfortunately, I was not able to confirm this. 
As I was leaving, I walked past the pond toward the children's play area when I heard the two-note flight call of a Solitary Sandpiper. I only saw the bird in flight, initially about 10 feet off of the ground. It repeated the two-note call about 6 times as it circled over the meadow before flying out of sight. I was able to take two really poor pics which show the dark upperside of the bird. I was also able to record the the last audible call before it disappeared over the trees. A Solitary Sandpiper had not reported on eBird for Beechwood since 2006.
My eBird checklists with photos from yesterday and today are below:
Saturday 8/22/15: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24718335
Sunday 8/23/15: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24734141
Good birding,
Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co.



Subject: Allegheny Front (23 Aug 2015) 40 Raptors
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 18:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2015
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 7 18 18
TV 0 0 0
OS 4 5 5
BE 1 2 2
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 2 2
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 24 92 92
RT 4 19 19
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 5 5
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2

Total: 40 152 152
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dave Kaltenbaugh, Ed Gowarty, Gene & Nancy Flament,
Joe Sabo, Tom Dick

Visitors:
11 - helping spot: Gene Flament, Nancy Flament, Ed Gowarty, Joe Sabo, Tom
Dick, Dick Akers, Dave Kaltenbaugh.


Weather:
Nice, warm; Mostly cloudy, high thin clouds.
Winds from SSE and ESE- average velocity 4 mph., up to 10 mph at
times.Visibility 32 to 40 km.

Raptor Observations:
40 migrating raptors.
1 bald eagle juvenile was low overhead for 5 minutes with about 12 turkey
vultures above him.
The owl decoy was erected today, a red tail came in hard on the decoy about
5 minutes after it was raised.

Non-raptor Observations:
pileated woodpecker; ruby throated hummingbird-3; blue jays; cedar
waxwings; revanes; tree swallows; flicker.
Monarchs- 2

Predictions:
80 degrees. Some sun with a thunderstorm. Wind from wsw at 8-13 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob@stewart.net)



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (23 Aug 2015) 42 Raptors
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 18:01 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 12 12
BE 0 23 23
NH 0 0 0
SS 1 14 14
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 35 86 86
RT 4 38 38
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 20 20
ML 0 2 2
PG 0 1 1
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 3 3

Total: 42 205 205
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers: Jose Medina, Tina Cole

Visitors:
52


Weather:
High thin clouds with a light NW wind turning variable

Raptor Observations:
First bird SS 7:55
Last bird BW 1:52

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 4
Hummer 1

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (23 Aug 2015) 17 Raptors
Date: Sun Aug 23 2015 17:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2015
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 22 22
Turkey Vulture 8 106 106
Osprey 1 12 12
Bald Eagle 1 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 72 72
Red-tailed Hawk 1 32 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 26 26

Total: 17 304 304
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers: Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Visibility 15 miles. Temp 64-75F. Wind 0-2 mph NW. Cloud Cover 100%.

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1157i

Non-raptor Observations:
Warblers: Blackburnian (10), Chestnut-sided (3), Magnolia, Blue-winged,
Black-throated Green.
Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated
Woodpecker (heard), Yellow-billed Cuckoo.
Great Blue Heron. Carolina Wren.
Cormorant (7)

Predictions:
Monday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near
89. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



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