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20 Nov: @ 19:19:27 
Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2017) 7 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Nov: @ 18:50:18 
Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Nov: @ 18:44:20 
Re: Lancaster - Greater White-fronted Geese [Pamela Fisher]
20 Nov: @ 18:26:07 
Second Mountain (20 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Nov: @ 17:43:21 
Franklin County- GWF Goose [Chris Blazo]
20 Nov: @ 17:18:38 
Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2017) 62 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Nov: @ 17:17:12 
Re: South Hills/Pittsburgh CBC, 12/16 [Jim Hausman]
20 Nov: @ 16:21:36 
Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2017) 33 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Nov: @ 16:05:38 
More great PA Piping Plover news... [Ted Nichols II]
20 Nov: @ 15:45:14 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Nov 2017) 38 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Nov: @ 13:41:01 
Lancaster - Greater White-fronted Geese [Zachary Millen]
20 Nov: @ 12:46:32 
Duck Hollow, Allegheny County [Jack E. Solomon]
20 Nov: @ 12:17:03 
Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 20, 2017 [Jerry McWilliams]
20 Nov: @ 11:52:20 
Ross's Goose - Allegheny County [Alan Buriak]
20 Nov: @ 10:14:55 
All 3 Scoters, Trumpeter Swans - Harrisburg Front St. [Ian Gardner]
20 Nov: @ 09:11:54 
South Hills/Pittsburgh CBC, 12/16 [g. g]
20 Nov: @ 03:19:03 
Adams County feeder birds [Jason Verdier]
20 Nov: @ 02:46:00 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Nov 2017) 51 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 19:35:58 
Rose Tree Park (19 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 18:16:03 
Tundra swans; Allegheny County; 11/19/2017 [Richard Nugent]
19 Nov: @ 18:04:42 
Presque Isle State Park, Erie County [g. g]
19 Nov: @ 17:54:04 
Ross's Goose Photos--Allegheny County [Michael Fialkovich]
19 Nov: @ 17:44:22 
Waggoner's Gap (19 Nov 2017) 82 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 17:44:21 
Gambel's (or just pale-lored?), white-crowned sparrow, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
19 Nov: @ 17:25:10 
Second Mountain (19 Nov 2017) 32 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 17:07:48 
Fox Sparrow and Great-horned Owls-Trout Run Nature Preserve [Eli DePaulis]
19 Nov: @ 16:42:37 
Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 16:42:24 
Bake Oven Knob (19 Nov 2017) 57 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 16:18:27 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Nov 2017) 77 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Nov: @ 15:33:20 
Erie Co. Red-necked Phalarope [Mark Vass]
19 Nov: @ 15:19:39 
Tundra swans [Amy Henrici]
19 Nov: @ 15:06:13 
Re: Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County [Michael David]
19 Nov: @ 14:40:02 
Rough-legged Hawk - Lawrence Co. [Mark Vass]
19 Nov: @ 14:36:39 
Re: Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County [Michael Fialkovich]
19 Nov: @ 14:30:53 
Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County [Amy Henrici]
19 Nov: @ 12:04:35 
Geese - Lawrence Co. [Mark Vass]
19 Nov: @ 11:49:52 
Lingering shorebirds, Lebanon County [Stanley C Stahl]
19 Nov: @ 11:16:02 
Erie County Red-necked Phalarope, Eared and Red-necked grebes still present. [Jerry McWilliams]
19 Nov: @ 11:11:56 
Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 19, 2017 [Jerry McWilliams]
19 Nov: @ 07:59:44 
Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (11/12-11/18) [August Mirabella]
18 Nov: @ 17:58:13 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Nov 2017) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Nov: @ 17:35:20 
Waterfowl - Allegheny Co. [Mark Vass]
18 Nov: @ 15:40:46 
Re: Homeowner Privacy for rare birds [Gerald Kruth]
18 Nov: @ 15:19:56 
Bake Oven Knob (18 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Nov: @ 15:08:06 
Late Osprey- Washington county [john flannigan]
18 Nov: @ 14:20:08 
Rose Tree Park (18 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Nov: @ 11:22:35 
Re: Rough leg hawk Wyoming County [Jim Flowers]
18 Nov: @ 11:20:17 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Nov: @ 11:19:51 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Nov: @ 10:05:37 
Silver Lake in Bucks County [Doug Filler]





Subject: Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2017) 7 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 19:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 9 32
TV 7 194 418
OS 0 0 71
BE 0 12 177
NH 0 2 24
SS 0 30 751
CH 0 5 73
NG 0 2 4
RS 0 3 27
BW 0 0 3576
RT 0 346 1073
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 109 140
AK 0 0 26
ML 0 1 27
PG 0 1 28
UA 0 2 7
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 1 28
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 7 717 6495
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Tom & Kathi Furlong, Katie Mallino, Tom Dick, Nancy Ott, George Kohan, Neil
Kohan


Weather:
Clear skies with WNW wind at 5-25 mph. The high temperature was 2.3* C
with 2-3 inches of snow on the ground in the morning. A lot of the snow
melted in the sun.

Raptor Observations:
7 Turkey Vultures crossed on the left of the front a little before 3:00

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven 1, Blue Jay 5, Downy Woodpecker 1, Dark-eyed Junco 2, Crow 39,
White-breasted Nuthatch 1. The were also Turkey tracks on the lane
indicating 12-15 Turkey had crossed after it had snowed.

Predictions:
Mostly Sunny with SW wind at 12-24 mph and a high temperature of 9* C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz@gmail.com)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 18:50 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 23 409 4475
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Susan and Lauren Smith


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

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

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nickbolgiano@gmail.com)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Lancaster - Greater White-fronted Geese
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 18:44 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I didn't see that many, but I still got to see 12 there.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Zachary Millen wrote: Currently there are 26 Greater White-fronted Geese at the Beechdale Rd farm
pond near 533 Beechdale Rd in Lancaster, found by Derek Stoner.

Zach Millen
Akron



Subject: Second Mountain (20 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 18:26 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 88 301
Turkey Vulture 1 63 304
Osprey 0 1 55
Bald Eagle 12 33 141
Northern Harrier 0 3 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 56 1113
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 191
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 42 75
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 4 139 316
Rough-legged Hawk 2 3 4
Golden Eagle 4 21 36
American Kestrel 0 4 84
Merlin 0 5 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 24
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 13

Total: 31 468 7380
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers:

Visitors:
6 vehicles for vista view and 12 people
One inquired about the hawk watch


Weather:
1-5mph winds out of the WSW, 20% cloud coverage and temps range from 38.6F
to 44.9F
beautiful sunny day

Raptor Observations:
red bellied woodpecker, 1 robin, 8 blue jays, starlings, crows, ravens, 24
juncos, tufted titmice, chickadees and goldfinches.

Non-raptor Observations:
rough legged hawk light phase adult female@9:50am
rough legged hawk light phase adult male@11:32am
AGE@10:54AM,2 @2:12PM, 1 @2:27PM
2 ABE@11:10AM, 3ABE@2:33PM, 2 ABE@2:42PM
1 IBE@11:31AM, 3 IMBE@2:33PM, 1 IMBE@3:04PM

Beautiful day for pictures

Predictions:
temps in the 40's, light winds and good cloud coverage
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Franklin County- GWF Goose
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 17:43 pm
From: 000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I had 8 Greater White-fronted Geese at Keefer Rd. Pond this evening. They were with a flock of Canada Geese and some Mallards. I'm not 100%, but they could be ssp. flavirostris, because they were smaller with darker heads and less black mottling on belly and lower breast.

Chris Blazo



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2017) 62 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 17:18 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 6 8 60
TV 28 251 1648
OS 0 0 237
BE 3 48 442
NH 2 26 115
SS 5 157 4260
CH 1 27 342
NG 0 2 9
RS 0 71 112
BW 0 0 8053
RT 13 604 1138
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 105 134
AK 0 0 256
ML 0 7 76
PG 1 1 71
UA 1 4 24
UB 0 3 15
UF 0 1 6
UE 0 1 7
UR 0 3 87

Total: 62 1319 17092
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, John Meyer,
Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Paul Grotzinger, Jim Binder, Dr. Nog,


Weather:
Mostly sunny with inconsistent wind going from NW to SW.

Raptor Observations:
GE AD 7:58, 11:58
BE WB 1:59, 4th 12:55, AD 1:59
PG AD 1:25

First bird - SS 7:40
Last bird - RT 3:56

Non-raptor Observations:
TUSW - 31

Pie Day
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: South Hills/Pittsburgh CBC, 12/16
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 17:17 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello GG,

Bob Mulvihill and I have been doing the Pleasant Hills/Jefferson Hills route of the S Hills CBC for the past 5 years. We'd like to keep it or cover any other areas near those locations you need us to cover. One area we'd like to cover more of is in the hills and valleys around Elizabeth. Let me know what you'd like us to do. Hope all is well!

Take Care,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny Co.

Good Birding,
Jim Hausman
Allegheny County
________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania on behalf of g. g
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 10:11:48 AM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] South Hills/Pittsburgh CBC, 12/16

The South Hills (of Pittsburgh) CBC will be on 12/16. If you are
interested in participating, please email me.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2017) 33 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 16:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 33 263
Turkey Vulture 2 79 809
Osprey 0 3 268
Bald Eagle 7 48 388
Northern Harrier 1 5 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 83 1833
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 237
Northern Goshawk 0 2 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 95
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 17 505 896
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 34 56
American Kestrel 0 0 111
Merlin 0 3 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 40 281

Total: 33 890 14313
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Bob Astleford, Ed Wanamaker, Rob Keith

Visitors:
Additional Observers: Joe Farkas (Coopersburg).


Weather:
32-39F, mostly clear skies all day with good visibility (15 miles). NW
winds switching to W by afternoon at 6-12 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (7): 1135i, 1237a, 1237i, 1237i, 1305i, 1412a, 1540i.

Golden Eagle (2): 0927i, 1227a.

Two immature Bald Eagles diving and chasing an adult Bald Eagle with a
Common Raven joining in the fight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven (5), American Robin, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Chickadee,
Carolina Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 52. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to
10 mph in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: More great PA Piping Plover news...
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 16:05 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Posting for the benefit of those not on social media...

Great news recently came in that I shared on here that one of the chicks
from the eggs rescued at Presque Isle and hatched in captivity and released
along Lake Michigan was found in Florida... NOW one of the chicks actually
hatched and fledged from the other nest at Gull Point this year has been
spotted near Naples, Florida.... Continued kudos to all those involved in
the project at Presque Isle!

You can see a picture of Green Dot on the PA Birders Facebook group or
the Presque Isle Piping Plover Monitoring Facebook page.

-Ted



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Nov 2017) 38 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 15:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 27
Turkey Vulture 0 95 689
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 277
Bald Eagle 6 65 325
Northern Harrier 0 17 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 107 2439
Cooper's Hawk 2 38 347
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 71
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 99 152
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 18 602 905
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 13 36
Golden Eagle 6 52 72
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 3 235
Merlin 1 9 117
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 65
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 1 4 37

Total: 38 1123 16615
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 0.5 hours

Compiler: Adam Carter

Counters: Adam Carter, Brian Ferrence, Brian Ferrencei, Paul Heveran

Weather:
Chilly! Today was clear and partly cloudy. Winds were out of the west.
Good visibility for the whole day.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: ad1117; ad1128; im1332; im1332; im1402; im1550
GOEA: im1245; ad1322; ad1400; ad1401; im1402; im1458

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the
morning.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts
as high as 21 mph.

Thanksgiving Day
Sunny, with a high near 41.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Lancaster - Greater White-fronted Geese
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 13:41 pm
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
Currently there are 26 Greater White-fronted Geese at the Beechdale Rd farm
pond near 533 Beechdale Rd in Lancaster, found by Derek Stoner.

Zach Millen
Akron



Subject: Duck Hollow, Allegheny County
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 12:46 pm
From: 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
At Duck Hollow, Allegheny County, Susie and I saw: 
Today, 1 Bonaparte's Gull, 4 Ring-billed Gulls, 1 Pied-billed Grebe, 1 Belted Kingfisher, 1 Northern Mockingbird.
Yesterday, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers. Others there yesterday told us they saw a flock of Double-crested Cormorants, a flock of Cedar Waxwings, and a female Hooded Merganser
Jack SolomonAce Birder,Philosopher,Folk Hero,...
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 20, 2017
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 12:17 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: November 20, 2017
Time: 0705 to 0935
Weather: Cloudy, temp.35 F, WSW to 15 mph, waves five feet. Occasional snow flurry.
Comments: There was goodsteady westward movement of scaup mostly two to three miles offshore. Birds were still moving at the end of thewatch. Red-breasted Mergansers weremoving west closer to shore. Otherwaterfowl movement was light. Highlight,other than the movement of scaup, was the eastbound Red-necked Grebe. Roger Donn assisted during the first hour ofthe watch.

Waterbirds recorded:

Tundra Swan 73 (one flock)
Greater Scaup 2
Lesser Scaup 648
Unidentified scaup 12770
Surf Scoter 14
White-winged Scoter 4
Surf/Black scoter 8
Long-tailed Duck 10
Bufflehead 9
Common Goldeneye 8
Red-breastedMerganser 700
Red-throated Loon 2
Common Loon 19
Horned Grebe 13
RED-NECKED GREBE 1

Other birds moving alongthe lake:

Snow Bunting 6

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw@aol.com



Subject: Ross's Goose - Allegheny County
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 11:52 am
From: a_buriak AT hotmail.com
 
The Ross's Goose continues at Allegheny Cemetery.  After being reported by Amy Henrici yesterday in Section 35 and this morning by Sameer Apte in Section 27, I finally just relocated the bird in Section 43 in the SW corner of the cemetery and walking north into Section 9.  There were about 300 total Canada Geese in 6 separate groups spread throughout the cemetery.  This little goose is covering some ground.

Good birding,
Alan Buriak
Gibsonia, Allegheny County



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Subject: All 3 Scoters, Trumpeter Swans - Harrisburg Front St.
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 10:14 am
From: gardnie07 AT gmail.com
 
All 3 Scoters (Black, Surf, and White-winged) have been seen on the
Susquehanna River from Front St since Thursday 11/16 and continuing to
today 11/20.

A pair of Trumpeter Swans were first reported by Doris and Steve Brookens
at the same location. They were seen from Friday 11/17 to yesterday 11/19.

Other waterfowl species recently seen on the Susquehanna in Harrisburg
include:
Canada Goose
Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Ruddy Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-creseted Cormorant

Ian Gardner,
Harrisburg, PA



Subject: South Hills/Pittsburgh CBC, 12/16
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 9:11 am
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
The South Hills (of Pittsburgh) CBC will be on 12/16.  If you are
interested in participating, please email me.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Adams County feeder birds
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 3:19 am
From: 0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Good morning all,
Second weekend of feeder watch is in the books. Below is the list. Pretty normal activity still. The Mockingbird showed up, as did the first Song Sparrow. The Coopers Hawk is making things interesting for sure as he waits in the bush by the feeders. he did not get a bird yesterday, but he did pick off a vole or something very similar.

Northern Cardinal 11
Blue Jay 4
DE Juncos 3
House Finch 12
Goldfinch 1
White Throated Sparrow 7
White Crowned Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
House Sparrow 14
Mourning Dove 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White Breasted Nuthatch 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Carolina Wren 1
Coopers Hawk 1

Take care,
Jason Verdier
Lake Meade / Adams County



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Nov 2017) 51 Raptors
Date: Mon Nov 20 2017 2:46 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 25 583 851
Osprey 0 1 124
Bald Eagle 5 66 321
Northern Harrier 0 15 48
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 248 1036
Cooper's Hawk 1 64 336
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 208 254
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 8 220 355
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 5 6
American Kestrel 0 6 194
Merlin 0 0 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 51 1419 14219
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Kathleen Pileggi

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (11): Kathleen Pileggi, Laura Ventura, Mike Gardner, Laureen
Eick-Benson, Lana Glass, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Carl Mease, Susan Corkran,
Julie Engiles, Carol (?).



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Partly Sunny (50% cloud cover), Ceiling - 14,700-30,000 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 50 - 54F, Winds WNW @ 15 - 25 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and Turkey Vultures (75).



----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-4





Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!



TODAYS BBB: ---How about them Cowboys?---

Annihilate is todays word, in all its forms. Its a verb with Latin roots
meaning to utterly defeat, destroy or obliterate.
I joined up with the next to the last Sunday bird walk for the year here at
Bucktoe before beginning my Hawk Watch. Laureen was with us bearing food
gifts of cornbread to go with our field brew again, always to be
encouraged. Thanks Laureen! Julie was along, bringing with her a newbie
to our walks, her friend, Carol a pledge, if you will. Carol began her
indoctrination into our group with an onslaught of teases and digs. I
mean, how else? After all, shes a plebe, right? And I was under specific
instructions from her friend, Julie, to tease her ruthlessly. (Did you
know that Carol? You might want to check your friends!) Out of
character, I tried to oblige. Carol, to her credit, gave back, as well as
she got. We saw Bald Eagles and a very strange hatfrom Carol! Did you
pull something out of your friends closet? I hope that hat is at least
keeping some important gray-matter vibrant but what are the odds of
THAT?? Carol we are instantly concerned for you, not just the hat (we have
standards here at Bucktoe, despite Mikes garb), but more importantly for
your selection in friends. Surprisingly, Carol left without giving me
her email to receive these daily recaps (go figure, right?), choosing to
bail out on my follow-up field brew, as well. I didnt even get her last
name. I know.youre right she must be running from the law. You may
escape the law, but Ill track you down, Carol youll get my blogs and
the field brew will find you, in time.

The winds truly hampered the stylings of this field barista today. I
couldnt get the field brew going the propane drip coffee maker was
taking FOREVER to brew in this gail. Carl opted for some of the aged
field brew, instead. A bit of a gambler, is Carl. Julie apparently will
try anything once. She went for the warmed up aged brew from yesterday,
desperately and without concern too, even throwing caution to the wind
(everything else was in the wind, why not?) doubling-down with a second
cup. Even more apparently, Julie will try anything more than once! What
was she thinking? Its free, but shell pay for that. She annihilated
that cup, as she had the first. Threes the charm, Julie? No, she drew
the line right there. There are some lines Julie will not cross.though
not in friends or wardrobe. (LOL got you guys) Im certain that Julie
will throw you under the bus, Carol, furnishing your name and email, with
just a bribe of another cup of field brew! Her standards are quite low.
Obviously!

One of the axillary joys I have working at Bucktoe, is driving each day
back and forth to my home, through the beautiful area which was formerly
was when I was a child the King Ranch. I love that area. Its part of
my birding roots and a place where there once existed as close as we come
to cowboys around these parts. The King Ranch is long gone, taking with
it those cowboys, such as they were, but its still the height of horse
country. After a lackluster, though steady and incredibly windy day I
drove that thought-evoking route towards home, crashing into bed,
physically and emotionally annihilated. I napped the edge of my exhaustion
away, only to waken , begin writing, and watch our Eagles defeat the
Dallas Cowboys a team from the very state where the King Ranch still
exists. DefeatHell they annihilated them. How about THEM Cowboys, huh?
37, to what9?

There was some hawk action today, primarily Bald Eagles, a few Red-tails,
Red-shouldered and some Sharpies. Our Ravens did not show for Laura.
They must be waiting for you to flash the new pair of binoculars youre
getting, Laura. Maybe itll inspire Carol to get a new.hat? Friend??
Come to think of it Laura, there were concerns over your hat, too! Must I
show you birds AND give fashion instruction, at the same time?



---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



3-Ring-billed Gull, 6-White-crowned Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.79; Steps: 11,246; Floors:
39.



----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 37; this season: 136



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks still, a bit brisk. I feel a late Golden Eagle and
a Rough-legged Hawk coming on!



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
earlybirdtours@comcast.net with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (earlybirdtours@comcast.net)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.



Subject: Rose Tree Park (19 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 19:35 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 574 1039
Black Vulture 0 5 8
Osprey 0 1 96
Northern Harrier 2 12 39
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 25 125
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 60 373
Cooper's Hawk 0 21 128
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 101 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 181 206
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 1 158
Merlin 1 3 26
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 24
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 17 22
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13

Total: 11 1008 4737
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Chuck Root, Sheryl Johnson

Observers: Kristen Johnson

Visitors:
Jack McKnight


Weather:
circulating low pressure in New England brought steady NW winds 15-25 mph
with higher gusts all day. Mostly cloudy Temps in the low 50s.

Raptor Observations:
Peregrine falcon at 12:30
Bald Eagle- adult at 11:25 counted as a migrant and another adult seen over
the reservoir was not counted.
an adult male northern harrier at 1:40

Non-raptor Observations:
one common loon

Herring, black backed and ring billed gulls reported

Predictions:
That's it for the 2017 season.
Thanks to all of the counters and observers.
Special thanks to Chris Pugliese for leading the effort and to Holly Merker
and John Mercer for their education sessions for visiting groups.

Hope to see you all next year.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly (david.eberly@gmail.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Tundra swans; Allegheny County; 11/19/2017
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 18:16 pm
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
At 4:03 PM this afternoon, I was outside in our yard doing some yardwork and heard Tundra Swans. I looked up and saw about 200 swans flying north. They were in several irregular V formations.

Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County



Subject: Presque Isle State Park, Erie County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 18:04 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
It was a nice cold & windy day to be at the park. Highlights included a
Long-tailed duck, Red-necked grebes, and a Red-necked phalarope, all giving
nice views in the waves. There were thousands of birds in the bay,
including Greater & Lesser scaup, Red-breasted merganser, Ruddy duck,
American coot, Hooded merganser, Bufflehead, Ring-necked duck, Herring,
Ring-billed and Bonaparte's gulls, & Common loon.
The Red-necked grebes and Red-necked phalarope were right off the Niagara
Boat Launch and were unperturbed by a boat which launched while I was there.
It was close to impossible to ID birds on the lake by the time I worked my
way around, as the wind picked up quite a bit and a snow squall moved in. I
did see a guy surfing. It made me shiver more.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Ross's Goose Photos--Allegheny County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 17:54 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi Everyone,

I uploaded some photos of the Ross's Goose that was found earlier today in Allegheny County. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was wondering if it was a full Ross's or a hybrid with a Snow Goose.

It's interesting to note as Amy Henrici did in her post two were found at this same site in 2014. Could this be one of those individuals?

Link below.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (19 Nov 2017) 82 Raptors
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 17:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 54
TV 2 223 1620
OS 0 0 237
BE 5 45 439
NH 0 24 113
SS 4 152 4255
CH 0 26 341
NG 0 2 9
RS 5 71 112
BW 0 0 8053
RT 45 591 1125
RL 0 0 0
GE 15 103 132
AK 0 0 256
ML 1 7 76
PG 0 0 70
UA 1 3 23
UB 2 3 15
UF 1 1 6
UE 0 1 7
UR 1 3 87

Total: 82 1257 17030
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers: Deb Gingrich, Diane McLaughlin, Gene Wagner, John Meyer,
Jonathan Stein, Robert McLaughlin

Visitors:
Rich, Marlene & Andy from Militia Hill, Carolyn Hoffman, DVOC (7), Paul
Grotcinger, Adria Olmi, Jeff Manley, 34


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with a strong NW wind becoming moderate late. Snow flurries
and graupel at times

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 12:02
BE WB 9:32 (2), 10:23
BE AD 4:33
GE JUV 10:43,11:01
GE SUB 8:42,9:20
GE AD 8:25,9:42,11:22,11:50,12:45,3:06,3:19,3:32(2),3:36, 3:37

First bird RT 8:10
Last bird BE 4:33

Non-raptor Observations:
Loons 94
TUSW 17
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Gambel's (or just pale-lored?), white-crowned sparrow, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 17:44 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
For the third year in a row I've got a white-crowned sparrow that fits the description of a true Gambel's sub-species white-crowned.But am I sure it's not just a pale-lored individual from the Hudson Bay area - no, I am not. I'm not sure anyone else would be either, though, so I'll just go with calling it a Gambel's.
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net



Subject: Second Mountain (19 Nov 2017) 32 Raptors
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 17:25 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 11 83 296
Turkey Vulture 1 62 303
Osprey 0 1 55
Bald Eagle 2 21 129
Northern Harrier 1 3 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 56 1113
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 190
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 40 73
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 12 135 312
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 2 17 32
American Kestrel 0 4 84
Merlin 0 5 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 24
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 13

Total: 32 437 7349
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis, Gayle Lawrence, Larry Coble, Tom Garner

Visitors:
6 (vista) +Scott Thomas



Weather:
Moderate-Strong NW wind under an overcast sky, with a few inconsequential
rain squalls. Temps 42-45.

Raptor Observations:
2 ad BE 9:04, 1:52. 2 ad GE 1:42, 1:43.


Non-raptor Observations:
3 N ravens

Predictions:
Sunny but cold low/mid 40's, moderate-strong west winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Fox Sparrow and Great-horned Owls-Trout Run Nature Preserve
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 17:07 pm
From: elidepaulis1 AT gmail.com
 
PA Birders, 
Today while birding at the Trout Run Preserve in Cumberland County , I saw a Fox Sparrow foraging with White-throated Sparrows. Both species were under a feeder recently installed by members of the Appalachian Audubon Society.

The Great-horned Owls at the Preserve are becoming more active as their nesting season approaches. Today, two were perched on a silo across from the Preserve. Last year, they nested too the left of the viewing deck along Merrimac Avenue. These owls are accustomed to people, and present great viewing opportunities. It is well worth a visit.

Good Birding,
Eli DePaulis

York Springs, Adams County



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 16:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

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

Official Counter: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

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

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

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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (19 Nov 2017) 57 Raptors
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 16:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 31 261
Turkey Vulture 2 77 807
Osprey 0 3 268
Bald Eagle 10 41 381
Northern Harrier 1 4 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 82 1832
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 237
Northern Goshawk 0 2 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 95
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 28 488 879
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 6 32 54
American Kestrel 0 0 111
Merlin 1 3 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 39 280

Total: 57 857 14280
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers: Rick Morrissey, Travis Rennig

Visitors:
Additional Observer: Dave (Northampton).


Weather:
Visibility 15 miles, extending to 20 miles by 1300. Temp 40F throughout the
entire day. Wind 14-20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Cloud cover 80%.

Raptor Observations:

Bald Eagle (10): 1011a, 1101a, 1125a, 1331a, 1331a, 1331a, 1333a, 1439i,
1454a, 1454a.

Golden Eagle (6): 1020a, 1040i, 1056a, 1101i, 1228a, 1518u.

Late season Merlin.

Male Northern Harrier.

One lone Sharp-shinned Hawk battling the wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Numerous Raven flying back and forth throughout the day.


Predictions:
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with
gusts as high as 28 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Nov 2017) 77 Raptors
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 16:18 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 27
Turkey Vulture 0 95 689
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 277
Bald Eagle 14 59 319
Northern Harrier 2 17 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 106 2438
Cooper's Hawk 1 36 345
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 70
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 97 150
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 47 584 887
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 1 13 36
Golden Eagle 10 46 66
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 3 235
Merlin 0 8 116
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 65
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 3 36

Total: 77 1085 16577
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.17 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: David Barber, David Barber, Holly Merker, Mark Blauer,
Scott Morrison, Zach Moyer

Weather:
Mostly cloudy to overcast skies with NW winds 8-17 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0742a, 0803i, 0849a, 0946a, 0946a, 1017a, 1017i, 1138a, 1243i, 1409a,
1408i, 1408i, 1518a, 1518i

GOEA: 1106a, 1125j, 1140i, 1148i, 1308a, 1408i, 1459a, 1552i, 1559a, 1559i

Non-raptor Observations:
common loon, carolina wren, winter wren, golden-crowned kinglet
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Erie Co. Red-necked Phalarope
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 15:33 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
The Erie Co. Red-necked Phalarope is the first state record on ebird in
November
Could this be the latest documented Red-necked Phalarope seen in the state ?

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Tundra swans
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 15:19 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
A couple flocks of Tundra swans just flew over. Pat heard them calling
while he was outside raking leaves. I ran outside in time to make out a
portion of one flock though the falling snow and saw two others fly over
the house at closer range.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea



Subject: Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 15:06 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

I am at the cemetery now. I don't see any characteristics to suggest the
bird isn't a pure Ross's. Thanks to Amy for the report! I had a Bald Eagle
fly over as well.

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.

On Nov 19, 2017 3:36 PM, "Michael Fialkovich" wrote:

> Hi Amy and All,
>
> I just happened to be in the area when I received the text message so I
> stopped by and saw the goose. I think it might be a hybrid like we saw in
> 2014.
>
> I took photos so I will post them online later for thoughts. I'll post
> the link.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Mike Fialkovich
> Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Amy Henrici"
> To:
> Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:30 PM
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County
>
>
> This afternoon Pat and I were birding at Allegheny Cemetery. We spotted a
>> Ross's Goose feeding with a large flock of Canada geese in the Section 35
>> area. This is what I think of as the 'flat' valley. Photos are posted with
>> my eBird check list: http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/view...
>>
>> I wonder if this is the same bird seen here in 2014. At that time there
>> were two geese, one an immature Ross's Goose and the other a possible
>> hybrid Ross's/Snow Goose.
>>
>> Amy Henrici
>> Pat McShea
>>
>



Subject: Rough-legged Hawk - Lawrence Co.
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 14:40 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there was a light morph Rough-legged Hawk seen in flight and
perched along Lake Rd.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 14:36 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi Amy and All,

I just happened to be in the area when I received the text message so I
stopped by and saw the goose. I think it might be a hybrid like we saw in
2014.

I took photos so I will post them online later for thoughts. I'll post the
link.

Thanks.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County


----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Henrici"
To:
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:30 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County


> This afternoon Pat and I were birding at Allegheny Cemetery. We spotted a
> Ross's Goose feeding with a large flock of Canada geese in the Section 35
> area. This is what I think of as the 'flat' valley. Photos are posted with
> my eBird check list: http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/view...
>
> I wonder if this is the same bird seen here in 2014. At that time there
> were two geese, one an immature Ross's Goose and the other a possible
> hybrid Ross's/Snow Goose.
>
> Amy Henrici
> Pat McShea



Subject: Ross's Goose, Allegheny Cemetery and County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 14:30 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon Pat and I were birding at Allegheny Cemetery. We spotted a
Ross's Goose feeding with a large flock of Canada geese in the Section 35
area. This is what I think of as the 'flat' valley. Photos are posted with
my eBird check list: http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/view...

I wonder if this is the same bird seen here in 2014. At that time there
were two geese, one an immature Ross's Goose and the other a possible
hybrid Ross's/Snow Goose.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea



Subject: Geese - Lawrence Co.
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 12:04 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I am at the Vosler Rd. farm pond and present here are 32 Greater
White-fronted Geese and two Snow Geese

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Lingering shorebirds, Lebanon County
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 11:49 am
From: 000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
2 Dunlin and1 Lesser Yellowlegs continue at the junction of Fox and Prescott Rds. 3 male Green-winged Teal, Mallards, and Killdeer were there also.Stan Stahl


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Subject: Erie County Red-necked Phalarope, Eared and Red-necked grebes still present.
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 11:16 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The Red-necked Phalarope was swimming just off shore on the west side of the Niagara boat launch at Presque Isle S.P. then it flew over to the east side of the launch where it stayed fairly close to shore along the edge of the woods.  The Eared Grebe and two Red-necked grebes were also not far offshore almost directly off Niagara boat launch.  All three of these birds have been reported periodically for the past several days.

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw@aol.com



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 19, 2017
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 11:11 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: November 19, 2017
Time: 0710 to 0940
Weather: Cloudy, temp.42 F, WNW to 35 mph, waves six feet. Occasional moderate rain and grauple showers.
Comments: Disappointing slowdespite thee good conditions. There wasa fair number of westbound scaup far offshore and some Common Loons on themove, but little else. Roger Donn assisted for a few minutes.

Waterbirds recorded:

American Black Duck 1
Canvasback 1
Greater Scaup 5
Lesser Scaup 151
Unidentified scaup 1850
Surf/Black scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 10
Common Goldeneye 7
Red-breastedMerganser 88
Red-throated Loon 3
Common Loon 76
Unidentified loon 3

Other birds moving alongthe lake;

Snow Bunting 3

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw@aol.com



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) - (11/12-11/18)
Date: Sun Nov 19 2017 7:59 am
From: 00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
All,
Reports were light this week with the species count 69. Some highlights include:
Cackling Goose-Although the definition of what a Richardson's subspecies looks like, which is the only one we are supposed to get here, is getting "fuzzier" per an expert who has looked at many pictures I have sent to him this fall by multiple observers, there seem to be a number of potential birds this year that are in the "range of variation" per him in the mob at Peace Valley and elsewhere in the county. There are many smaller geese though that have bills that are too big among other things. So, caution should be used in reporting them. Whether Canada or Cackling, the show can be impressive when the 1000s take off or come in.
9 duck species were reported:

1 Wood Duck 11/14-11/15
1 Greater Scaup 11/17 photo
Hooded Merganser-high report 9 11/12
Pied-billed Grebe -high report 4 11/18
1 Common Loon 11/13
1 N. Harrier 11/15
Black Vulture-high report 40 11/17
2 Dunlin 11/14-11/15 photos
1 Bonaparte's Gull-to at least 11/15
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 30 11/15
2 Gray Catbirds through 11/18 -photos
1 Chipping Sparrow 11/15
2 Fox Sparrows starting 11/14
2 E. Towhee 11/18 photos


Thanks to all who shared their sightings.


August Mirabella
North Wales, PA



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Nov 2017) 9 Raptors
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 17:58 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 558 826
Osprey 0 1 124
Bald Eagle 3 61 316
Northern Harrier 0 15 48
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 240 1028
Cooper's Hawk 0 63 335
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 204 250
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 1 212 347
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 5 6
American Kestrel 0 6 194
Merlin 0 0 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 9 1368 14168
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (2): Tom Brokaw.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Mostly Cloudy becoming Cloudy with showers (80-100% cloud cover), Ceiling -
15,900-9,200 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 41 - 51F, Winds SSW @ 10 -
15 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
5-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (4) and Turkey Vultures (25).



----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-0; 3 yr.-0; 4 yr.-0; adult-2





Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!



TODAYS BBB: ---Dismal Returns?---

Todays worddismal an appropriate word, given the developing conditions.
It means depressing and dreary. This adjective with English roots (go
figure, with their weather??), was derived from two days of the medieval
calendar which were supposedly unlucky and therefore evoking such an
emotion response. Dont you just love words? Thats why I use so many of
them! (LOL) Seriously, have a favorite word you want me to delve into
(mine is serendipity, BTW) and feature? Just drop me an email

Before I arrived at The Watch, 3 Bald Eagles and 2 Sharpies were seen.an
auspicious beginning, Id say. (Hmmm.auspicious must explore that one
someday.) That was on the drive over and very near Bucktoe. Likely the
same birds, especially the Eagles were over Bucktoe later. Maybe I ought
to have remained right there in the van, as the birding diminished, along
with the weather all becoming quite dismal.

Two male Bluebirds bathing upon my arrival at Bucktoe, were anything but
dismal. Who can pull that word out while watching those beauties splash
around?

Jim is not around for his portion of field brew hmmm your loss, my
friend and leaves more for me, right?

It was far more dismal than predicted by the weather-folk. A calling, then
a flyby Raven improved my spirits marketly wouldnt think a Raven capable
of that from their dismal portrayal in literature, now would you? But I
just love the northern, high desolate, wild and untamed appeal of this
species. We are truly spoiled by their presence here at Bucktoe.

Tom was out to shiver with me on this raw November day. Tom, youll
remember this you were with me once when we saw him I caught a rare
glimpse, this dismal day, of Bucktoe Buckley, our incredible buck how
many points, he would not stay put and allow me to count. Suffice it to
say, he looks like a reindeer as he bounds the meadow. I will not say
where he was, as I prefer he and his spirit to live on. He is one
impressive soul - well deserving of his accompanying entourage. Knowing
he was not roaming the wilds of Bucktoe would leave my spirits a bit
dismal, indeed



---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1-COMMON RAVEN, 50-Horned Lark, 7-White-crowned
Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0): Dragonflies (0): Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (1): White-tailed Deer.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.42; Steps: 15,057; Floors:
11.



----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 39; this season: 136



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks interesting after a shaky beginning. There will be
very strong winds from the WNW.



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
earlybirdtours@comcast.net with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis (earlybirdtours@comcast.net)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

Directions to site:
From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County):

Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a
left. At the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left
across from Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway,
make a right on gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow
gravel road (and the "Hawk Watch" signs for about 1/2 mile to the pavilion
on the left and the parking area in the grass to the right.



Subject: Waterfowl - Allegheny Co.
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 17:35 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I stopped at the Moody Rd. pond late this afternoon and had these highlights

1 Tundra Swan
2 American Wigeon
1 American Black Duck
5 Green-winged Teal

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Homeowner Privacy for rare birds
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:40 pm
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I think Rob Protz should step up and tell us what happened?

Jerry Kruth
now in Capetown SA







-----Original Message-----
From: Zachary Millen
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 6:26 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Homeowner Privacy for rare birds

I personally find this public shaming to be quite inappropriate. I reviewed
what's on his website, and perhaps he doesn't realize that he crossed the
line and would happily make a redaction. Was a request made that he remove
the homeowner's name?

While a bad apple can spoil the bunch, the policing of our own ranks can be
done privately. Naming names should be a last resort for blatant, repeat
offenders. Forgive me if I do not know any history related to Rob, but I
will start with giving him the benefit of the doubt.

As to the comment about not sharing any future information about hummers, I
sincerely hope that our dedicated, hardworking banders will continue
sharing info and visitation instructions where homeowners have granted
permission, as it greatly enriches our collective birding experience!

Zach Millen
Akron

On Nov 17, 2017 5:21 PM, "Pamela Fisher" wrote:

> I don't know how this Rob Protz got this information, but I hope he is
> ashamed of himself. Thanks to his selfishness, we all suffer.
>
> On Nov 17, 2017 5:08 PM, "ACP" wrote:
>
> > I am sorry this happened and I am glad you posted this for all to see.
> >
> >
> > Ann C. Pettigrew, VMD
> > York, PA
> > rook185@comcast.net
> > www.pbase.com/rook185 (Photographs)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Nov 17, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Dave Kruel wrote:
> > >
> > > A needed post Sandy, thanks.
> > >
> > > Related.......Sometimes we do need to take a step back and say, "what
> > are we doing ?". "what do we say we stand for ?", "where are we headed ?"
> > >
> > > Dave Kruel
> > > Pottsville
> > > Schuylkill County
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:13:45 -0500, Sandy Lockerman <
> > sandylockerman@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> > >
> > >> PABirders,
> > >>
> > >> I am mad, very mad and I wanted to share with all the birders in PA
> the
> > >> incident that has me mad.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I banded a Rufous Hummingbird in Lehigh County last week and was asked
> > by
> > >> the homeowner to not reveal the location. I respect homeowner's
> wishes
> > and
> > >> take them very seriously. I'm given the privilege to further research
> > on
> > >> rare birds in PA by visiting the home and want the homeowner to have
> > faith
> > >> that I will abide by their wishes. I have banded over 3 dozen hummers
> > in PA
> > >> and this is a first for me. See below.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Rob Protz obviously does not have these standards. After being told
> that
> > >> permission was not granted for pictures on his website about
> > hummingbirds
> > >> and that the owner wanted privacy, he still posted the person's name
> and
> > >> enough clues that now anyone can figure out where this hummingbird is.
> > Just
> > >> to put it on his website.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Because of this selfish act, I will not be posting any news anymore to
> > any
> > >> website, FB or email about hummingbirds. I know that PA Birders like
> > to see
> > >> what is happening in the state as I do too but I will not have my
> > integrity
> > >> or my reputation damaged anymore and it is all Rob Protz's fault.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Sandy Lockerman
> > >>
> > >> Harrisburg, Dauphin Co.
> >
>



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (18 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 27 257
Turkey Vulture 0 75 805
Osprey 0 3 268
Bald Eagle 1 31 371
Northern Harrier 0 3 66
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 81 1831
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 237
Northern Goshawk 0 2 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 95
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 2 460 851
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 26 48
American Kestrel 0 0 111
Merlin 0 2 57
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 48
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 35 276

Total: 4 800 14223
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Ron Kline

Observers:

Weather:
Visibility was between 2 to 8 miles. Temperature ranged from 30-38 degrees
F. Wind was from the ESE and SE and at from 2-8 mph. Cloud cover was
99-100 %. It started to rain at about 1025. By noon it was still raining
steadily and radar indicated it was not likely to let up. It was decided
to end the count for the day.

Raptor Observations:
Immature Bald Eagle at 1012.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Raven flew and soared around the lookup a number of times.

Predictions:
A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 49.
Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of
an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Late Osprey- Washington county
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 15:08 pm
From: rublzrme AT comcast.net
 
Went searching for waterfowl after the rain but came up empty however there was an Osprey at Peters Lake. Quite late!






Enjoy your birding,

John Flannigan

Allegheny county



Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 14:20 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 574 1039
Black Vulture 0 5 8
Osprey 0 1 96
Northern Harrier 0 10 37
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 24 124
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 59 372
Cooper's Hawk 0 21 128
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 100 128
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 177 202
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 1 158
Merlin 0 2 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 23
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 17 22
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13

Total: 1 997 4726
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut

Observers: Chris Pugliese

Weather:
Temps in the mid 40s, cloudy, moderate winds from the south. Drizzle
started at 1130 and increasing rain shut down the count at 1300

Raptor Observations:
Only 1 migrant detected
It was noted even the local raptors were not out.

Non-raptor Observations:
700+ common grackles invaded the park.

Predictions:
Wind advisory
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy,
with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.-NWS
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly (david.eberly@gmail.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....



Subject: Rough leg hawk Wyoming County
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 11:22 am
From: artsnimages AT gmail.com
 
NOT a one spotted from Waggoner's Gap near my area as of yet.  We have lost
so much of the grasslands in the area to development and farming it's
pathetic. We could almost count on one or two around Gettysburg several
years back but we've had nil in the past two. One could still hope!

On Nov 18, 2017 9:30 AM, "Jim Borden"
wrote:

> Rough leg hawk flew over Wilson Road at Wyoming/Susquehanna county border
> this morning.
> Jim Borden
> Springville Pa
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 11:20 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 27
Turkey Vulture 0 95 689
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 277
Bald Eagle 0 45 305
Northern Harrier 0 15 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 104 2436
Cooper's Hawk 0 35 344
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 70
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 97 150
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 537 840
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 12 35
Golden Eagle 1 36 56
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 3 235
Merlin 0 8 116
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 65
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 3 36

Total: 1 1008 16500
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2.75 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Holly Merker, Matt Wlasniewski

Weather:
overcast SE wind, then rain

Raptor Observations:
golden eagle subadult 946 am

Non-raptor Observations:
6 am goldfinch, 4 common redpoll, 17 robin, 1 raven
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 11:19 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 27
Turkey Vulture 0 95 689
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 277
Bald Eagle 0 45 305
Northern Harrier 0 15 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 104 2436
Cooper's Hawk 0 35 344
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 70
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 97 150
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 537 840
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 12 35
Golden Eagle 1 36 56
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 3 235
Merlin 0 8 116
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 65
Unknown Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Raptor 0 3 36

Total: 1 1008 16500
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 1.75 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Holly Merker, Matt Wlasniewski

Weather:
overcast SE wind, then rain

Raptor Observations:
golden eagle subadult 946 am

Non-raptor Observations:
6 am goldfinch, 4 common redpoll, 17 robin, 1 raven
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks County
Date: Sat Nov 18 2017 10:05 am
From: d.filler AT verizon.net
 
The following were seen on The Morning Bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol PA

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Nov 18, 2017 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
Participants: 5
Comments: Had a nice group of Rusty-Blackbirds. First we have seen this season.
29 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 5
Hooded Merganser 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Ring-billed Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 6
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 12
European Starling 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
White-throated Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Rusty Blackbird 12
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 8

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

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

Doug Filler
Levittown



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