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23 Jan: @ 22:07:41 
Jefferson & Clarion highlights [Michael David]
23 Jan: @ 17:22:50 
WRS: Butler County [Glenn Koppel]
23 Jan: @ 16:37:07 
Painted Bunting - ALLEGHENY COUNTY [K Springer]
23 Jan: @ 16:21:55 
Southeast Lancaster County WRS [Bob Schutsky]
23 Jan: @ 14:40:11 
northampton county Bushkill Township [DAVID SIEMINSKI]
23 Jan: @ 14:29:40 
Re: Leucistic Red-tailed hawk, Washington County [g. g]
23 Jan: @ 10:55:25 
A Yard bird for only the second time since 2013 — Bald Eagle [Grove, Deborah Shuey]
22 Jan: @ 18:15:44 
Fw: wrs berks [Rudy Keller]
22 Jan: @ 17:14:33 
Somerset County - Kuehl NW WRS Route - Laurel Ridge/Que Reservoir [Tom Kuehl]
22 Jan: @ 15:31:31 
Venango Co. 1/22 [jerry stanley]
22 Jan: @ 13:44:09 
WRS - Southeastern Dauphin Co. [Dick and Pat Williams]
22 Jan: @ 12:28:29 
Crawford Co. WRS [Michael Leahy]
21 Jan: @ 20:18:01 
Re: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks [Dave Dereamus]
21 Jan: @ 17:30:31 
Re: Sandhill Crane at Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County [Ann Pettigrew]
21 Jan: @ 17:08:50 
Sandhill Crane at Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County [Dale Bicksler]
21 Jan: @ 16:37:02 
Somerset County WRS - Kuehl Northeast Route [Tom Kuehl]
21 Jan: @ 12:32:39 
Re: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks [Bill Etter]
21 Jan: @ 06:28:40 
Re: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks [Ron & Amy Burkert]
21 Jan: @ 03:48:13 
1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks [Kate StJohn]
20 Jan: @ 18:49:00 
WRS NW Adams County [Ron Freed]
20 Jan: @ 17:51:23 
Gadwall & Owls @ Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland County) [Marge .]
20 Jan: @ 16:20:42 
WRS - Westmoreland County Northwest Route - Tom & Janet Kuehl [Tom Kuehl]
20 Jan: @ 09:55:15 
WRS 2020 - County - Lehigh (northern route) [Robert Hoopes]
19 Jan: @ 23:42:54 
Owls, Northampton county [Dave Leibert]
19 Jan: @ 21:09:24 
Fwd: WRS Lebanon County [Gerald Boltz]
19 Jan: @ 20:35:24 
Bucks County Birders January 28th meeting [JFoulke]
19 Jan: @ 19:04:23 
Lancaster County Birds of Note - 1/12/20 - 1/19/20 [William Young]
19 Jan: @ 15:55:21 
Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams]
19 Jan: @ 13:40:53 
Ducks - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
19 Jan: @ 13:32:38 
WRS - Eastern Lancaster County [Franklin Haas]
19 Jan: @ 13:19:39 
Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (1/12 - 1/18) [August Mirabella]
19 Jan: @ 13:01:58 
Longspurs, Graver's Hill, Northampton Co [michael schall]
18 Jan: @ 10:27:07 
Merlin - Montco [dsembello]
18 Jan: @ 09:57:42 
Fwd: [PABIRDS] Snow! [Darwin Evangelista]
18 Jan: @ 09:07:27 
Snow! [Darwin Evangelista]
18 Jan: @ 08:21:54 
Perry County Robins [Ryan & Gwenda]
18 Jan: @ 00:34:27 
Eastern PA Birdline: 1/18/2020 [Dave DeReamus]
17 Jan: @ 18:13:52 
Common Grackle, Crawford Co. [Kendall Zook]
17 Jan: @ 17:46:05 
WRS Route Results - Northern Lancaster County [Bruce A Carl]
17 Jan: @ 13:53:51 
Re: Invasive species removal and habitat creation [Alan Buriak]
17 Jan: @ 12:57:38 
Dark Red-tail Hawk Lanc Co. [Bruce Carl]
17 Jan: @ 09:35:23 
Clarion Co. WRS [Michael Leahy]
17 Jan: @ 06:01:29 
PSO 2020 Dates [Vern Gauthier]
17 Jan: @ 05:42:15 
PSO 2020 Coming in September [Vern Gauthier]
16 Jan: @ 07:26:27 
Re: Trough Creek WRS (Hunt Co). plus RL [Grove, Gregory William]
16 Jan: @ 07:24:28 
Trough Creek WRS (Hunt Co). [Grove, Gregory William]
16 Jan: @ 01:11:26 
Hairy Woodpecker, Mockingbird, Turkeys, etc. - Cumberland County [reeser]
15 Jan: @ 16:21:30 
2 Short-eared Owls - MERCER COUNTY [K Springer]
15 Jan: @ 15:06:20 
2020 Winter Raptor Survey Southern Lehigh County [Edward Vermillion]
15 Jan: @ 14:54:47 
2020 WRS Southern Lehigh County [Edward Vermillion]





Subject: Jefferson & Clarion highlights
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 22:07 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

I walked on the Mahoning Shadow Trail in Jefferson Co. this afternoon and
had a few unusual winter species for the area - Eastern Phoebe,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and 5+ Swamp Sparrows.

In Clarion, in addition to 3 Short-eared Owls and 3 Northern Harriers
continuing at Rankin Rd, I saw another Short-eared Owl perched along
Curlsville Rd north of Piolett Rd on my drive out.

I also saw two flocks of 60-70 Wild Turkey, one in each county.

Best,
Michael David
Allegheny Co.



Subject: WRS: Butler County
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 17:22 pm
From: macatilly AT gmail.com
 
> 
> County - Butler
> Date - Jan 23, 2020
> Observers- Glenn Koppel, Mary Alice Koeneke
> Total time actually surveying
> Hours:Minutes- 3 hrs, 41 minutes
> Start time/End time 1010/1421 (minus 1/2 hour for lunch)
> Miles on route 90.0
>
> Harriers 0
>
> Red-tails 5, 3A, 1 I, 1 ND
>
> Rough-legs- 0 Light/Dark
>
> Kestrels- M/F/ND- 3, 1 M, 1 F, 1 ND
>
> TVs 0
> BVs- 0
>
> Red-shoulders “2, 1 A, 1 I
> Bald Eagles- 0 Ad/Imm.
>
> Sharp-shins, Cooper™s, Merlin, Peregrine 0
>
> Other? (Gold. Eagle, If Goshawk, be prepared to back up ID with details)

Other: Northern Shrike 1

Other birds:

Wild Turkey 54
Rock Pigeon 3
Mourning Dove 6
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 40
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Northern Shrike 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 9
Dark eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 2

>
> Avg Temp.- 37.5 F
> Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy- Partly cloudy some sun in PM.
> Wind - Light/medium/strong- Light
> Avg Snow cover depth - 1-2 inches, some bare ground showing.
>
>
>
>
>



Subject: Painted Bunting - ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 16:37 pm
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
The male Painted Bunting was at the same location today. I got wonderful
pictures and great looks at it. I've seen them before, but never in
Pennsylvania! There is a Stakeout location for eBird for the area.

Kim Springer
Transfer, PA



Subject: Southeast Lancaster County WRS
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 16:21 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

Tom Amico and I conducted the Southeast Lancaster County Winter Raptor
Survey (WRS) today, Thursday 23 January 2020. This survey has been
conducted annually beginning in 2004. Conditions for this year's survey
were partly to totally cloudy, with a very light breeze. Air
temperature ranged from 34 to 43F. Raptor and vulture observations were
slow in the morning, then picked up in the afternoon.

Southeast Lancaster County WRS.
23 January 2020.
Bob Schutsky and Tom Amico.
4 hr and 15 min.
9:48am to 2:03pm.
58 miles.

Turkey Vulture, 225.

Black Vulture, 45.

Red-tailed Hawk, 17 total (9 adult, 3 immature, 5 age not determined).

Bald Eagle, 13 total (10 adult, 2 immature, 1 age not determined).

American Kestrel, 2 total (1 male, 1 female).

Peregrine Falcon, 1 adult male.

Cooper's Hawk, 1 female (age not determined.

Average temperature, 38F.
Partly cloudy at start, total overcast at finish.
Wind very light and variable, 1-2mph.
Snow cover, 0 to a light dusting.
Some ice on creeks, ponds frozen.

Other birds of note: Great Blue Heron, 2. Wilson's Snipe, 1. Eastern
Bluebird, 10. Horned Lark, 28. Total of about 4000 mixed blackbirds in
5-6 separate flocks.

The two Bald Eagle nests between Belmont Road and Cherry Hill Lane, just
south of the town of Paradise, are still present. There was a pair of
adult Bald Eagles near the larger of the two nests. We found a probable
Bald Eagle nest near the intersection of Smyrna Road and White Oak Road,
near the village of Smyrna. No eagles were seen near this nest. The
male Peregrine Falcon was perched on top of an electrical transmission
tower, roughly 1 mile SW of Quarryville.

Sincerely,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
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Subject: northampton county Bushkill Township
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 14:40 pm
From: dksieminski AT gmail.com
 
While walking in Ballas Park, Bushkill Township , Northampton County, today,
I observed a Merlin, perched in a tree nearest the pond.

I also observed a Northern Harrier flying low over the fields.



Kathy Sieminski
Plainfield Township
Northampton County
Nazareth, PA



Subject: Leucistic Red-tailed hawk, Washington County
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 14:29 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
A Red-tailed hawk with leucistic head feathers was perched on a light
standard over Rte. 43 near the Eighty-four exit this afternoon.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: A Yard bird for only the second time since 2013 — Bald Eagle
Date: Thu Jan 23 2020 10:55 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Deborah S. Grove
________________________________
From: State College (PA) Bird Club on behalf of Grove, Deborah Shuey
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:53 AM
To: SCBIRDCL AT LISTS.PSU.EDU
Subject: A Yard bird for only the second time since 2013 Bald Eagle

Today I a Bald Eagle as a yard bird species for only the second time since we moved here in 2013 as I started on my Audubon Climate Watch survey. The first stop is right at my house and first I heard a Red-shouldered Hawk that is around sometimes. Then a couple of Ravens carrying on -- not too unusual but it caught my interest. Also Crows and Blue Jays. I recorded some other species in the 5 minute period and right before it was up I saw a raptor with a long wingspan in the field across from the house. Sure enough, it was a Bald Eagle. They are increasing in Huntingdon county but only the second time we have seen them here on the ridge. The first time was this past September.


Deb

Deborah S. Grove



Subject: Fw: wrs berks
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 18:15 pm
From: rckeller AT dejazzd.com
 
From: Rudy Keller 
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:13 PM
To: Greg Grove ; Art ; Rudolph Keller
Subject: wrs berks

Berks County
Oley Valley north of Oley Turnpike
1/22/20
3 hours 50 minutes
9:56 am “ 1:46 pm
53.8 miles
Black Vulture 50
Turkey Vulture 48
Red-tailed Hawk 26
Am. Kestrel 1 N/D
Cooper™s Hawk 2 (1 AD, 1 N/D)
Bale Eagle 1 N/D
Avg. temp. 29F
Clear, calm, ground at least superficially frozen, patchy 1 snowcover glazed with ice.



Subject: Somerset County - Kuehl NW WRS Route - Laurel Ridge/Que Reservoir
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 17:14 pm
From: tjk.kuehl AT gmail.com
 
Greg and All,





A beautiful sunny day for this 10th Running of our Northwestern Somerset
County WRS Route. The route is in the valley east of Laurel Ridge and
includes a pass by North Fork and Quemahoning Reservoirs - always north of
Route 30. The total Raptor Tally of 15 was right on the 9-year average.





County - Somerset

Date - January 22, 2020

Observers- Tom & Janet Kuehl



Total time Hours: 3 Minutes: 10



Start time = 10:55am / End time = 2:05pm

Miles on route = 50.0





Harriers Total = 2 Adult Female = 1 and Adult Male = 1 (A good bit of
appropriate habitat, however these are our first Harriers on this route).



Red-tails (age optional) Total = 11 (Adult = 3 ND = 8) - average is 12.5



Cooper's = 2 (both Adults) - average is .56



Other? There was some open water at the Que. Mainly Canada Geese, although
among just the dozen or so ducks we did ID were Common Merganser, Hooded
Merganser, Ruddy Duck and Bufflehead seen. We certainly may have missed
species as we just took hurried bin looks.



For those that know the area around the Que - no Horned Larks in the Lemon
Road area, it was however where we saw the female Northern Harrier.



Avg Temp.- 25F

Clear

Wind - Light

Avg Snow cover depth - 2 inches





Tom Kuehl



Subject: Venango Co. 1/22
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 15:31 pm
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
14 TREE SPARROW at our feeders yesterday. 1 TURKEY VULTURE at Otto's in State College, today.

Jerry Stanley



Subject: WRS - Southeastern Dauphin Co.
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 13:44 pm
From: dickpatwilliams AT gmail.com
 
This is the 19th year we've done this route through southeastern Dauphin
Co. South and east of the Swatara Creek to the Lancaster and Lebanon
county lines.


County - Dauphin

Date - 1-22-2020

Observers- Richard and Patricia Williams

Total time actually surveying Hours:Minutes- 3 hours, 11 minutes

Start time/End time 10:15 - 13:26

Miles on route - 50



TVs - 14 (below average)

BV's - 6 (numbers fluctuate, in 2016 we had 54, in 2015 we had 0)



Harriers- 0



Red-tails- Ad./Imm./ND 23 Ad. / 0 Imm. / 2 ND - total 25 (Our highest
total since 2012 when we had 29)



Rough-legs- Light/Dark - 0



Kestrels- M/F/ND- 3 M / 1 F - total 4 (about average for the last 10 years)



Sharp-shins- 0



Cooper's - 0



Red-shoulders- Ad/Imm/ND - 0



Bald Eagles- Ad - 2 The one was arranging sticks in a nest ... possibly a
new site for Dauphin Co. The other adult was in a different location.



Other raptors (include age for GE, goshawks) - none




Avg Temp.- 34 F (31 F at start, 38 F at finish)

Sky- Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy- sunny, cloudless sky.

Wind - Light/medium/strong- very light to calm
Avg Snow cover depth - 1"- of snow/ice cover. Ponds frozen. Swatara
Creek and Susquehanna River with patchy ice flows.

Other birds of note: 1 Wilson's Snipe and 2 Killdeer



Subject: Crawford Co. WRS
Date: Wed Jan 22 2020 12:28 pm
From: mrl706 AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
Here are the results of the Crawford County Raptor Survey which we ran
under good conditions yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 21st.
See notes after results for comments.

*Crawford WRS Route #203 Results Report *

*2020*

*Rome & Oil Creek Twp.*

*COUNTY “ Crawford*

*DATE “ 1/21/2018*

*OBSERVERS “ Michael Leahy, Paulette Colantonio, Gary Edwards, Alejandra
Lewandowski*

*TIME ON ROUTE “ 4 Hrs. 30 Min.*

*START/STOP “ 11:00 to 4:00 (Minus 30 min for lunch)*

*MILES ON ROUTE “ 70.5*



*#TV™s “ None*

*#BV™s “ None*

*#Harriers “ (Male/Female/Imm,) “ None*

*#Red-tails “ (Adult/Imm. /ND) “ 26 Total (19 Adult/1 Imm. /6 ND)*

*#Rough-legs - (Light/dark) “ 1 “ Dark Phase*

*#Kestrels- (Male/Female/ND) 1 Total (Adult Male)*

*#Sharp-shin - (Adult/Imm.) “ None*

*#Cooper™s “ (Adult/Imm. ) “ 1 Adult*

*#Red-shoulder “ (Adult/Imm. ) “ 1 Adult*

*#Bald Eagle “(Adult/Imm. )- 5 Total (3 Adult, 2 Immature)*

*Other Raptors “ None*

*Shrikes “ None*

*Average Temp.- 24 Sky “ Cloudy Wind light Snowcover-100%-3*

*Other birds of note - Common Ravens - 5, Cedar Waxwings->30, Wild
Turkey-20*

*NOTES:*

*This was the 9th year for this count.*

*We've had at least 1 Rough-legged Hawk every year of this count with the
exception of the first year-2011.*

*Very surprised by a Herring Gull flyover. *

*High counts for Bald Eagles at 5 & Common Ravens at 5*

*Red-Shoulder Hawks have been present every year of the count.*


*Respectfully submitted,*
*Michael R Leahy*



Subject: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 20:18 pm
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
For about a decade now, huge numbers of Snow Geese have set up shop in the Lehigh Valley area during winter.  Skeins that used to continue on down to places like Bombay Hook have stopped short and have found the numerous quarries and corn-stubbled fields to their liking.  If the winter produces too much snow, covering their food supply, they head farther south.  Here's a link to a cell phone video of what happens when a Bald Eagle stirs up around 100,000 Snow Geese: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dwdQ...
The last part of the video shows the sheer volume of birds in the air while most of the quarry is also filled. Quite a sight that never gets old during each CBC.

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA


----- Original Message -----
From: Kate StJohn <[email protected]>
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Sent: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 04:45:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks

Visiting Kutztown over the weekend I saw about 1,000 snow geese come into a field late in the afternoon of Sun 1/19/20. Is their presence in January a new thing in eastern PA? I remember a time when they were a sign of spring.

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: Sandhill Crane at Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 17:30 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Interesting that you are calling that hawk a hybrid.  There is a lot of controversy about that bird.  I finally talked to a couple of ornithologists and they felt it was fine for a young red-shouldered hawk.  I am hoping it gets its adult plumage and stays put so we can see it then!  Do you post your pics anywhere on line that I might be able to take a look?

Thanks, Dale! Have a good evening!

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
[email protected]
www.pbase.com/rook185

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
• Mahatma Gandhi




> On Jan 21, 2020, at 6:08 PM, Dale Bicksler <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> The sandhill crane at Chestnut Grove Natural Area showed up again today at 12:25. He flew into a small stream in a little grove of trees just north of the little bridge. He stayed there grooming and resting while I photographed him and after I left. There was also an American Kestrel, a Northern Harrier, and a hybrid red-tailed/red-shouldered hawk.
> Dale BickslerCumberland County



Subject: Sandhill Crane at Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 17:08 pm
From: 0000004903bfdb71-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The sandhill crane at Chestnut Grove Natural Area showed up again today at 12:25. He flew into a small stream in a little grove of trees just north of the little bridge. He stayed there grooming and resting while I photographed him and after I left. There was also an American Kestrel, a Northern Harrier, and a hybrid red-tailed/red-shouldered hawk.
Dale BickslerCumberland County



Subject: Somerset County WRS - Kuehl Northeast Route
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 16:37 pm
From: tjk.kuehl AT gmail.com
 
Greg and All,

This is the 17th Year for this relatively short route in the Northeast
corner of Somerset County. It runs generally south from the Cambia County
line in Windber to Buckstown on Rt. 30 near the Flight 93 Memorial. The
route lies between Laurel Ridge and the Allegheny Front. Good farm and strip
habitat, however high elevation, so always a very limited numbers of Raptors
and little variety on any single day. No different on this cold day as we
tallied just 6 Raptors, with 5 Red-tailed Hawks and one Cooper’s Hawk. The
average total is just 9.5 for total Raptors, an average of 8 RT’s, and no
other species averaging more than per running.



The forecasted partial sunshine never happened until shortly after
completion. No visibility issues, however very light snow flurries probably
limited the results for today. A bit scary that we were 23 miles into the
route before our first bird!



County - Somerset

Date – January 21, 2020

Observers- Tom & Janet Kuehl



Total time Hours = 2 Minutes = 20



Start time = 11:53am /End time = 2:13pm



Miles on route = 38.2





Red-tails (age optional) Total = 5; Adult = 1, Juv = 1 and ND = 3



Cooper’s = 1 (a very robust adult that we had to scope to confirm ID)



Other? No Raptors Far more Wild Turkeys than Raptors with a total of 25 in
3 flocks. A Common Raven was seen at the Flight 93 SGL.



Janet spotted a perched adult Bald Eagle on Rt. 56 as we entered Johnstown
from the north on our drive to the route. Post route at the Flight 93
Memorial we were unable to turn a Mockingbird into a Northern Shrike, and we
saw a stunning adult Red-shouldered Hawk at Shawnee SP. (FYI – almost 100%
iced-in with just a flock of Canada Geese sitting on the ice).





Avg Temp.- 19

Cloudy- with snow flurries during much of the route

Wind – Medium, then trailing to light at the end

Avg Snow cover depth – 2”



Tom Kuehl



Subject: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 12:32 pm
From: billetter01 AT gmail.com
 
Hi Kate. To answer your question:  at this point, Snow Geese have become
abundant winter residents in the greater Lehigh Valley, just east of
Kutztown. The combination of deep quarries and endless corn waste support
huge numbers of Snow geese beginning in mid November. Quarries in areas
such as Fogelsville, Whitehall, Northampton, Bath, and Nazareth can host
tens to hundreds of thousands by January. CBC numbers of the flock at
Nazareth quarry alone have been estimated at up to a quarter million Snows.
There is limited visibility into the quarries where they roost, but finding
feeding flocks of 1000 or even 30000+ birds is not uncommon in winter.

Bill Etter
Moore Twp
Northampton Co



Subject: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 6:28 am
From: raburkert AT comcast.net
 
Kate,

Not January and not far from Kutztown but on Feb 14, 2018, I reported, from Ruscombmanor Twp. Berks Co., a conservative estimate of 5000 flying (skeins of geese passing continuously for 3 minutes based on photo time stamps) overhead. My comments from eBird checklist https://ebird.org/checklist/S4... Probably a conservative number as thousands of snow geese (large white birds with black wing tips), including an undetermined number of blue phase, flew over at moderate height heading north; this iPhone photo has taken at 8:47 am near beginning of flight and contains almost 300 birds by actual count. My last photo was at 8:50 am as it was ending.

I would guess they were in the area due to lack of snow cover and lots of farm fields in the adjacent valleys. It™s not that far from Chesapeake Bay wintering grounds and east of Middle Creek WMA.

Ron Burkert
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:48 AM, Kate StJohn <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Visiting Kutztown over the weekend I saw about 1,000 snow geese come into a field late in the afternoon of Sun 1/19/20. Is their presence in January a new thing in eastern PA? I remember a time when they were a sign of spring.
>
> Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
> Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: 1000 Snow Geese on 1/19, Berks
Date: Tue Jan 21 2020 3:48 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Visiting Kutztown over the weekend I saw about 1,000 snow geese come into a field late in the afternoon of Sun 1/19/20. Is their presence in January a new thing in eastern PA? I remember a time when they were a sign of spring.

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: WRS NW Adams County
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 18:49 pm
From: rrfreed AT embarqmail.com
 
This is the 11th year that we have run this survey route.

Our red-tailed hawk count at 22 was below the previous ten year average of
32, and the second lowest count ever.

The red-shouldered hawk count was 5, which equals the high set in two other
previous years.

We had no Northern harriers, with the average being 2.

Kestrels were below average at 4.





County - NW Adams

Date - 1/10/2020

Observers- Ron Freed, Pat Freed, Keith Gingrich, Deb Gingrich

Total time actually surveying (i.e. subtract lunch breaks)

Hours:Minutes- 3 hr 35 min

Start time/End time - 9:45 am/2:35 pm

Miles on route - 77



Harriers - 0 (Ave 2)



Red-tails (age optional) 22 Total (Ave 32) - 10 AD, 2 IMM, 10 ND



Rough-legs- Light/Dark - 0



Kestrels- M/F/ND- 4 Total (Ave 6) 2M, 2 ND



TVs - 51 Total (Ave 66)

BVs- 2 Total (Ave 25)



Red-shoulders - 5 Total (Equals route high, Ave 3)



Bald Eagles- Ad/Imm. - 0



Sharp-shins, Cooper's, Merlin, Peregrine - 1 Imm Cooper's Hawk



Other? (Gold. Eagle, If Goshawk, be prepared to back up ID with details)



Avg Temp.- 25

Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy- Clear

Wind - Light/medium/strong- Medium

Avg Snow cover depth - 1" Ice



Subject: Gadwall & Owls @ Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland County)
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 17:51 pm
From: marvantassel AT gmail.com
 
8 Gadwall (male @ female) &
2 Mallard females
enjoyed the small area open water near the bridge this afternoon
and the
2 Barred Owls were calling to each other
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



Subject: WRS - Westmoreland County Northwest Route - Tom & Janet Kuehl
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 16:20 pm
From: tjk.kuehl AT gmail.com
 
Greg and All,



This is the second year for this Northwest WRS for Westmoreland County. It
starts at home in Murrysville, and winds north and west towards the
Allegheny River; largely through Upper Burrell and Allegheny Townships.
Hoping for opportunities for Bald Eagle where it was possible the route
briefly follows the Allegheny and Kiskiminetas Rivers.



County - Westmoreland

Date - January 20, 2020

Observers- Tom & Janet Kuehl



Total time actually surveying (i.e. subtract lunch breaks)

Hours: 3 Minutes- 7



Start time = 11:05am / End time = 2:12pm



Miles on route 55.2



Red-tails (age optional) Total = 28 (Much better than the 15 in Year 1); 16
Not Determined and 12 Adults



Kestrels- M = 1 (Matches Year 1)



Red-shoulders - age if possible 2 Adults (together - nice to see the
substantial size difference - had 2 in Year 1 as well, but at a different
location.)



Cooper's = 1 (none in Year 1)



Avg Temp.- 25F

Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy- Partly Cloudy

Wind - Light/medium/strong- Light

Avg Snow cover depth - < 1"



Other of note:



* Total at several locations - 4 Bluebirds
* 2 Mockingbirds
* 1 Piliated WP
* Several flocks of Robins



Tom Kuehl

Westmoreland County



Subject: WRS 2020 - County - Lehigh (northern route)
Date: Mon Jan 20 2020 9:55 am
From: 000000eda1daf2ab-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
County - Lehigh (northern route)
Date - 1/17/2020
Observers - Bob Hoopes & Jeff Hopkins
Total time actually surveying (i.e. subtract lunch breaks)
Hours:Minutes - 4 hours, 45 minutes
Start time/End time - Start 1000, End 1445
Miles on route - 80.2

Harriers - 0

Red-tails (age optional) - Adult 6, Unaged 8

Rough-legs- Light/Dark - 0

Kestrels- M/F/ND - 1/1/0

TVs - 9
BVs - 1

Red-shoulders “ age if possible - 0
Bald Eagles - Ad/Imm. 0/0

Sharp-shins, Cooper™s, Merlin, Peregrine: SSHA 1 imm., COHA 1 imm.

Other? (Gold. Eagle, If Goshawk, be prepared to back up ID with details)

Avg Temp. - 24.5F
Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy - Clear
Wind - Light/medium/strong - Light
Avg Snow cover depth - zero

Robert Hoopes
Schnecksville, Lehigh County



Subject: Owls, Northampton county
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 23:42 pm
From: xdave AT enter.net
 
Howdy All,

Two nights in a row I've seen owls while driving near my home in
Easton.'

Last night I noticed a pretty chunk bird flying out from between two
houses at about the roof level. This was about midnight. I'm guessing
that it was an owl but it was tough to get a profile.

Earlier tonight a GHO was sitting on a speed limit sign along Corriere
road. This is a slightly hilly meadow area just east of 33 and south of
Wegmans. The owl stayed put for a while but flew off as I passed. It
really boogied in flight.

Happy birding



Subject: Fwd: WRS Lebanon County
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 21:09 pm
From: gmb310 AT comcast.net
 
>
>
>
> Subject: WRS Lebanon County
>
>
> Date: 1/17/20
> County: Lebanon
> Observers: Gerry Boltz, Fritz Heilman, Art Schiavo, Jim Fiorentino
>
> Start: 9:30 AM
> End: 2:11 PM
> Total time observing: 4 hours 5 minutes
> Miles driven: 71.2
>
> TV: 25
> BV: 4
> Red Shoulder: 2
> Red-tails: 27 adult
> Eagles: 1 adult, 2 immature
> Kestrels: 0
>
> Average temp: 30
> Clear morning to partly cloudy afternoon
> Moderate wind
> Zero snow cover
>
> Comments: First year that we saw no Kestrels on this route.
>
>



Subject: Bucks County Birders January 28th meeting
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 20:35 pm
From: 000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
World-renowned wildlife cinematographer, Neil Rettig, partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to take on the most challenging assignment of his career: to find and film the largest and rarest eagle on the planet. An expertly woven tale with stunning cinematography,Bird of Preyjourneys deep into the vanishing world of the Great Philippine Eagle and reveals an inspiring group of people that are determined to save the world's most critically endangered eagle speciesfrom extinction.
Bucks County Birders invites you to join us for a screening of Bird of Prey on January 28th at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Come for light refreshment and socializing at 7pm; meeting begins at 7:30. Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 N Chapman Rd, Doylestown, PA. Enter through the "deer gate" on the right side of the building. Meetings are free; all welcome. Directions: www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org 40.33067, -75.14968



Subject: Lancaster County Birds of Note - 1/12/20 - 1/19/20
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 19:04 pm
From: wayoung04 AT hotmail.com
 
To All PA Birders,



Hope you are well. My name is William Young, and I am a young birder residing in Lancaster, PA. Below you will find the birds of note from Lancaster County, between the dates of 1/12/20 and 1/19/20. This information was taken from eBird, this listserv, and verbal reports at the Lancaster County Bird Club meetings (every 2nd Thursday of the month).


Begin Report:


The Sandhilll Crane continues to be seen at Chestnut Grove Natural Area. It has been moving throughout the preserve, although it seems to prefer the moist riparian areas around the ponds. It was last seen on January 19th.


An Eastern Phoebe was seen at Octoraro Reservoir, January 15th.


A Gray Catbird was observed on January 14th at Silver Mine Park.


A Chipping Sparrow was observed on Lititz Road, Manheim on January 18th.


Last seen on January 19th, a Lark Sparrow continues to be observed on Boyer Run Road, Manheim.


End Report


.......................................


Thank you for your time. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me. Have a wonderful rest of your day.




Sincerely,



William Young



Lancaster, PA.

Lancaster County Bird Club

eBird Profile: https://ebird.org/profile/NTcx...

Website: https://williamayoung.wixsite....



Subject: Erie County birds of note
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 15:55 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Not much happening in NW Pa. these days. The only birds of note in the past week were:

Gray Catbird one continuing to at least Jan. 17. Leo's landing, Presque Isle S.P.
Northern Ravens continue to be reported in the county away from Lake Erie.
Eastern Phoebe 1; Jan. 17; Dead Pond Trail

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Ducks - Beaver Co.
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 13:40 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there were three drake N. Pintails and a drake Gadwall with
the Mallard flock on the Ohio River at Rochester in front of the sewage
treatment plant

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: WRS - Eastern Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 13:32 pm
From: fhaasbirds AT gmail.com
 
County - Lancaster (Eastern Lancaster County Route #363)

Date - 01/19/2020

Observers- Frank Haas, Tiffany Willow

Total time actually surveying (i.e. subtract lunch breaks)

Hours:Minutes- 3 Hrs 10 min

Start time/End time 10 Am 1:30 PM

Miles on route 59

9 Red-tails 5 Adult; 4 Unknown (below average)

3 Kestrel 1 M, 1 F, 1 Unknown

60 TVs (Above average)

33 Bvs (Above average)

1 Red-shoulders “ immature (only second ever on this route)

4 Bald Eagles- 3 Ad, 1 Imm


Avg Temp.- 32

Pt cloudy

Wind - Light to strong

Avg Snow cover depth - 0"- 1"

Other Birds of Note:

Great Blue Heron, hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls, numerous Horned Larks



--
Frank Haas

Wisdom begins with putting the right name to a thing.



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - Bucks Co. (1/12 - 1/18)
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 13:19 pm
From: am4birds1 AT gmail.com
 
All,
Birder reports were very light this week. The reported species count
totaled 52.
2 Snow Goose 1/15
6 duck species:
Common Goldeneye - high report 4 1/14
Hooded Merganser - high report 12 1/14
Common Merganser - high report ~1800 1/18
5 gull species:
1 Iceland Gull adult 1/15
Lesser Black-backed Gull - high report 318 1/15
Bald Eagle - high report 5 1/12
Red-headed Woodpecker continues
1 American Kestrel continues
Common Raven - high report 2 1/12

Thanks to those who reported sightings this week.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA



Subject: Longspurs, Graver's Hill, Northampton Co
Date: Sun Jan 19 2020 13:01 pm
From: 00000039f782d598-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
With fresh snow on the ground, I went looking for longspurs and found 3 in a large flock of horned larks at Graver's Hill in Northampton Co. See my ebird report to find the location.

Mike Schall, Bath



Subject: Merlin - Montco
Date: Sat Jan 18 2020 10:27 am
From: 00000159f1dd06bd-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
It appears a merlin has chosen to tuck in for the winter in Horsham. I've twice spotted a merlin along the section of Horsham's Power Line Trail that stretches from Privet Dr. to Babylon Rd. Once on Dec 22nd, and again this morning. Both of these times, the bird was perched atop a high tension line support. And twice in November I saw a merlin on the same snag near Mann and Welsh Rds, a scant mile from the December sitings. Seems a stretch to think these would be different birds.I also watched a Harrier working the old Naval Air Base grounds back in mid-Dec.Nice to see these birds making a living here.Good birding,Diane SembelloAbington, PASent via the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone



Subject: Snow!
Date: Sat Jan 18 2020 9:57 am
From: 0000013a0054f307-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I forgot to mention the woodpeckers. Red-bellied, downy, and hairy have all been in this morning.

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OnSaturday, January 18, 2020,Darwin Evangelista<[email protected]>wrote:

It started snowing here in Berks County at 9:20. It wasn™t supposed to start until noon.It™s coming down hard and everything is covered already. I made sure all the feeders were filled ahead of the storm. It™s a feeding frenzy at every feeder! Good numbers of juncos, white-throated sparrows, house finches, house sparrows, and starlings. A few chickadees, white-breasted nuthatches, tufted titmice, Carolina wrens, blue jays, cardinals, and a couple song sparrows.There was an eastern bluebird here two days ago eating mealworms.
It looks like nearly everything has been cancelled, so stay home, enjoy the birds, and stay safe!
Huey EvangelistaLaureldale, Berks County


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Subject: Snow!
Date: Sat Jan 18 2020 9:07 am
From: 0000013a0054f307-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
It started snowing here in Berks County at 9:20. It wasn™t supposed to start until noon.It™s coming down hard and everything is covered already. I made sure all the feeders were filled ahead of the storm. It™s a feeding frenzy at every feeder! Good numbers of juncos, white-throated sparrows, house finches, house sparrows, and starlings. A few chickadees, white-breasted nuthatches, tufted titmice, Carolina wrens, blue jays, cardinals, and a couple song sparrows.There was an eastern bluebird here two days ago eating mealworms.
It looks like nearly everything has been cancelled, so stay home, enjoy the birds, and stay safe!
Huey EvangelistaLaureldale, Berks County


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Subject: Perry County Robins
Date: Sat Jan 18 2020 8:21 am
From: r.ghurst AT daystar.io
 
This morning as I was deer hunting and snow was beginning to fall, 
a group of 8 robins landed in a tree next to me. I never seen that many
together this time of year.

-Ryan Hurst



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 1/18/2020
Date: Sat Jan 18 2020 0:34 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* January 18, 2020
* PAEA2001.18

- Birds mentioned

Spotted Sandpiper
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (1st Northampton County record)
ROSS™S GOOSE
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (3rd Lehigh County record)
GLAUCOUS GULL
LONG-TAILED DUCK
ICELAND GULL

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: January 18th at 1:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to [email protected] 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 the MARTINS CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE (Tekening area),
Northampton County:
Spotted Sandpiper “ 1 on 1/2
Eastern Phoebe “ 1 on 1/2.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Koch property:
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER “ 1 on 1/9 (1st Northampton County record).

Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
ROSS™S GOOSE “ 1 on 1/9 (juvenile).

Sightings from EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At Seiple™s Pond:
ROSS™S GOOSE “ 1 on 1/8 and 1/15 (juvenile).

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS “ 2 on 1/1 (along Church Road).

Sightings from the FOGELSVILLE QUARRY, Lehigh County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE “ 1 on 1/6 and 1/14
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE “ 1 from 1/10 to 1/12 (3rd Lehigh County record)
ROSS™S GOOSE “ 1 on 1/1, 1/10, 1/12, 1/13, and 1/16
Double-crested Cormorants “ 1 on 1/11 and 1/12; 2 on 1/15 and 1/16.

Sightings from QUAKERTOWN SWAMP, Bucks County:
Rusty Blackbird “ 1 on 1/13.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE “ 1 on 1/5
Cackling Geese “ 12 on 1/11; 8 on 1/12; 5 on 1/15; 7 on 1/16
Tundra Swan “ 1 on 1/10 and 1/12
GLAUCOUS GULL “ 1 on 1/11 and 1/12 (sub-adult)
Great Black-backed Gull “ 1 on 1/7, 1/11, and 1/16.
At the Walt Road area:
Tundra Swan “ 1 on 1/5
Red-breasted Merganser “ 1 on 1/13 and 1/15.
At the Hill Road area:
Red-breasted Merganser “ 1 on 1/2.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE “ 1 on 1/5, 1/10, and 1/11
Cackling Goose “ 1 on 1/10 and 1/11
LONG-TAILED DUCKS “ 2 on 1/1
Common Mergansers “ ~1850 on 1/2
Red-breasted Mergansers “ 2 on 1/2; 1 on 1/5
Bald Eagles “ 16 on 1/10
ICELAND GULL “ 1 on 1/1, 1/3, and 1/5
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS “ 1 from 1/1 to at least 1/14; 2 on 1/10.

- End transcript



Subject: Common Grackle, Crawford Co.
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 18:13 pm
From: kendallzook98 AT gmail.com
 
I watched a Common Grackle fly across the road and land in a tree as I was
driving through Cambridge Springs this afternoon. That's an unusual bird to
see here in winter. Probably the milder weather influenced its movements.



Subject: WRS Route Results - Northern Lancaster County
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 17:46 pm
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
PA BIRDERS,



This was my 9th year running this Winter Raptor Survey. I was close to
not running today as I was concerned about the winds as it was the windiest
day I have had doing this count. They did not seem to be too bad throughout
the day but the steady 15 mph winds might have contributed to my lowest
counts of Red-tails since I started this route, only (2) Kestrels along with
being shut out with (o) accipiter's. My numbers for today were the most in
the 9 years thanks to the growing Vulture numbers in the past 3 years and a
steady number of Bald Eagles in the area. Other birds of note during my
route were (1) Dark Harlan's Hawk found along Sportsman Rd between the
Cocalico Sportsman's Club and Hickory Rd, (2) Red-headed Woodpeckers along
Hickory Rd, (2) Ravens over the quarry on Schoeneck Rd, (1) Redhead and (1)
Red-breasted Merganser at Middle Creek WMA.





County - Lancaster

Date - 01/17/2020

Observers - Bruce A Carl



Total time actually surveying (i.e. subtract lunch breaks)



Hours 5 Minutes 11



Start time 9:30 am



End time 2:41 pm



Miles on route 65.3





Harriers (1) Female



Red-tails (age optional)



AD 20

Imm. 1

ND 2



Kestrels



M 1



F 1



TVs 212



BVs 46



Bald Eagles



Ad 6



Imm. 8



Merlin 1







Avg Temp.- 25 degrees at the start / 31 degrees at the finish



Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy- Clear



Wind - Light/medium/strong- medium (10 -20 mph throughout the day)



Avg Snow cover depth - 0



Bruce A Carl

Akron, PA

Lancaster County



Subject: Invasive species removal and habitat creation
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 13:53 pm
From: a_buriak AT hotmail.com
 
Hello all,

I wanted to quickly thank everyone that responded to my email. I received an incredible number of replies that contained a wealth of knowledge and for that I'm truly grateful. It's humbling to think that I will be able to build upon the knowledge that others have gained through so much time and hard work. I will be responding to each email that I received individually over the next couple weeks and then I intend to use all of the resources and information to put together a plan moving forward. I also hope to start a blog or at least do periodic posts to Facebook that will allow me to share pictures and updates of my progress. I will also give updates on this list serve.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Armstrong County



Subject: Dark Red-tail Hawk Lanc Co.
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 12:57 pm
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
Pa Birders,

While doing my Winter Raptor Survey today a dark red tailed hawk was just
seen along Sportsman Rd between the Cocalico Sportsman's Club and Hickory
Rd in northern Lancaster County. Good chance that this may be the same
Harlen's Hawk found at this location 2 years ago. Very cool looking bird.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.



Subject: Clarion Co. WRS
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 9:35 am
From: mrl706 AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,
Here are the somewhat disappointing results for the Winter Raptor Survey,
Clarion County route #162.


*COUNTY “ Clarion*

*DATE “ 1/14/2020*

*OBSERVERS “ Michael Leahy, Paulette Colantonio, Gary Edwards*

*TIME ON ROUTE “ 6 Hrs.*

*START/STOP “ 10:00am “ 4:30 pm (minus hr. lunch)*

*MILES ON ROUTE “ 84*



*#TV™s “ 0*

*#BV™s “ 0*

*#Harriers “ (Male/Female/Imm,) “ 1(adult Male) 3(Female)*

*#Red-tails “ (Adult/Imm. /ND) “ 2 ND*

*#Rough-legs - (Light/dark) - 0*

*#Kestrels- (Male/Female/ND) -1 (Adult Male) 1(ND)*

*#Sharp-shin - (Adult/Imm.) “ 0*

*#Cooper™s “ (Adult/Imm. ) - 0*

*#Red-shoulder “ (Adult/Imm. ) “ 1 Adult*

*#Bald Eagle “(Adult/Imm. )- 0*

*Other Raptors “ 0*

*Shrikes “ 0*

*Average Temp.- 37 Sky “ (Clear/Pt cloudy/Cloudy) Wind
(light/medium/strong) *

*Snow cover depth “ 0*
Second lowest number of total birds ever with the lowest ever count for
Red-tailed hawks in spite of good conditions.

*Michael R Leahy*
*Knox, PA*



Subject: PSO 2020 Dates
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 6:01 am
From: verngauthier14 AT gmail.com
 
One thing I forgot on my previous post about PSO 2020 is the specific dates.
PSO 2020 runs from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18 through Noon on Sunday, September 20th.
As stated in my last post, registration opens in June.
I hope to see your there!
Vern Gauthier



Subject: PSO 2020 Coming in September
Date: Fri Jan 17 2020 5:42 am
From: verngauthier14 AT gmail.com
 
This annual gathering of birders and birdwatchers (however you self identify), from across the state will be held at the beautiful Double Tree Resort in the city of Lancaster. Lancaster County is one of the best places for birding in PA! PSO 2020 will include a Friday Night Social with a Birding Trivia Contest, Saturday and Sunday Morning Field Trips, Saturday Afternoon Seminars, and Saturday Night Banquet with a special guest speaker. There will be various bird related Exhibitors with all types of things to sell and information to share. All Things Birds! Something for everyone; including you! Please join us. Registration opens in June.
Vern Gauthier
Pennsylvania for Ornithology Board Member
PSO 2020 Planning Committee Chairperson



Subject: Trough Creek WRS (Hunt Co). plus RL
Date: Thu Jan 16 2020 7:26 am
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
forgot one dark phase Rough-leg

Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
eBird reviewer: Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
[email protected]

________________________________
From: Grove, Gregory William
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:24 AM
To: pabirds ; scbirdcl
Subject: Trough Creek WRS (Hunt Co).

Jan 15, 2020
Trough Creek Valley (south central Huntingdon Co).
40 miles, 3:47 on route
Greg, Deb Grove; Trudy, David Kyler
41F, clear, light wind, 0"snow cover

Red Tail -28 (tied previous high)
Red Shoulder - 3 (tied previous high)
Am Kestrel - 6
Harrier - 1

Of note- E. Phoebe




Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
eBird reviewer: Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
[email protected]



Subject: Trough Creek WRS (Hunt Co).
Date: Thu Jan 16 2020 7:24 am
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Jan 15, 2020
Trough Creek Valley (south central Huntingdon Co).
40 miles, 3:47 on route
Greg, Deb Grove; Trudy, David Kyler
41F, clear, light wind, 0"snow cover

Red Tail -28 (tied previous high)
Red Shoulder - 3 (tied previous high)
Am Kestrel - 6
Harrier - 1

Of note- E. Phoebe




Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
eBird reviewer: Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
[email protected]



Subject: Hairy Woodpecker, Mockingbird, Turkeys, etc. - Cumberland County
Date: Thu Jan 16 2020 1:11 am
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
The male hairy woodpecker returned today to the suet dough feeder.
Really beautiful bird and noticeably larger than the male downy we have
been seeing the last few days. I had meant to mention earlier that since
January 1st we've been seeing a mockingbird off and on and also two
turkeys have appeared again near a stream in the neighborhood within the
last 2 weeks.

The pair of red tailed hawks has been soaring overhead calling. Several
chickadees at the feeders every day in Dec and Jan, and a couple
goldfinches have reappeared. The Carolina wrens, song sparrows, mourning
doves, flock of robins, cardinals, red bellied woodpecker, white
throated sparrows and the house sparrows have stayed in the area along
with a few blue jays and a white breasted nuthatch, and once in awhile
also see a titmouse.

And the deer have returned several times, sometimes only one, sometimes
several. The last visit they left hoof prints everywhere in the muddy lawn!

Ellen
[email protected]
Cumberland County, PA



Subject: 2 Short-eared Owls - MERCER COUNTY
Date: Wed Jan 15 2020 16:21 pm
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
Beginning at about 4:45 p.m. Two Short-eared owls were seen by a party of
three of us tonight in Jackson Center flying through the fields and going
down to the ground for at least over 30 minutes. They were barking. Two of
us got pictures.

Kim Springer,
Mercer County

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 12:52 PM K Springer wrote:

> Yesterday at 4:50 p.m., a friend of mine took two excellent pictures of a
> Short-eared Owl on a fencepost in Jackson Center, PA. I will be posting it
> to eBird for her and going out tonight myself to hopefully find the owl.
> Happy Hunting.
>
> Kim Springer
>> Mercer County, PA
>>
>



Subject: 2020 Winter Raptor Survey Southern Lehigh County
Date: Wed Jan 15 2020 15:06 pm
From: edhvermillion AT hotmail.com
 
Greg,
January 15, 2020
Observers: Ed Vermillion, Ron Kline, Bill Danilovitz
Start time: 9:12 A.M.
End time: 2;29 P.M.
Avg Temp; 45
Avg Wind Speed: 3 MPH
Mostly Sunny
Snow Cover: 0

RT's 2 Adult, 1 Immature, 8 Undetermined
BV's 7
TV's 38

Ed Vermillion

Ed Vermillion Bethlehem PA [email protected]



Subject: 2020 WRS Southern Lehigh County
Date: Wed Jan 15 2020 14:54 pm
From: edhvermillion AT hotmail.com
 
Greg,
Date: January 15, 2020
Start: 9:12 A.M.
Finish: 2:29 P.M.
Observers: Ed Vermillion, Ron Kline, Bill Danilovitz
Miles Driven: 76
Avg. Temp 45
Avg. Wind Speed: 3 MPH
Mostly Sunny
Snow Cover: 0
Red Tail Hawks: 2 A, 1 IM, 8 UnD
BV's: 7
TV's: 38

Ed Vermillion



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