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06 May: @ 13:38:49 
Least Bittern, West Fairview boat launch, Dauphin Co. [Andy Keister]
06 May: @ 13:21:20 
PSO Somerset Meeting, Register now! [Michael Lanzone]
06 May: @ 13:08:29 
Warblers+ Red, White & Blue Beaver Cty [Donna Collett]
06 May: @ 12:53:25 
Rose Throated Grosbeak, Cedar Waxwings (Lehigh Co.) [David Neimeyer]
06 May: @ 11:45:10 
Lebanon County red-necked Grebe [Don Billett]
06 May: @ 11:42:46 
Clay-colored Sparrow - Franklin County [Donna Hocker]
06 May: @ 11:33:55 
Eastern PA Birdline: 5/6/2016 [Dave DeReamus]
06 May: @ 10:49:34 
Re: Lebanon, possible red-necked grebe, Briar Lake--confirmed [Meredith_Lombard]
06 May: @ 08:26:25 
Re: Lebanon, possible red-necked grebe, Briar Lake--confirmed [Meredith_Lombard]
06 May: @ 08:01:50 
Request for assistance - Mourning Warbler recordings [Jay Pitocchelli]
05 May: @ 21:18:04 
"The Messenger" documentary showing at PSO Annual Meeting in Somerset on Saturday May 21 [Andrew McGann]
05 May: @ 20:35:49 
5/4 and 5/5 warblers and others, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties [Heveran .]
05 May: @ 19:28:35 
Re: Golden-winged Warbler- Allegheny County [Jack Chaillet]
05 May: @ 18:42:34 
Golden-winged Warbler- Allegheny County [Jack Chaillet]
05 May: @ 18:40:52 
Veery - Cumberland County [linda & bill franz]
05 May: @ 18:26:34 
Least Sandpipers [John Flannigan]
05 May: @ 17:08:32 
Franklin County- Blue Grosbeak, Golden-winged Warbler & Prothonotary Warbler [Chris Blazo]
05 May: @ 16:16:08 
Appalachian Audubon Field Trip - 5/8 Perry County [Ted Nichols II]
05 May: @ 16:13:44 
Middle Creek WMA- Lancaster and Lebanon County [Windstream Mail]
05 May: @ 14:48:29 
Northampton County May 5 - Louisiana Waterthrush,, Swamp Sparrow, Broad winged hawk [Lillian Shupe]
05 May: @ 14:18:23 
Lebanon, possible red-necked grebe, Briar Lake [Meredith_Lombard]
05 May: @ 13:53:51 
Black-crowned Night-heron, Forest [Flo McGuire]
05 May: @ 13:44:44 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 May 2016) 135 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
05 May: @ 11:59:42 
First Ever birds... [Nick Guirate]
05 May: @ 11:36:40 
New Yard Bird [Jane & Huey]
05 May: @ 11:07:27 
Orioles galore [Scott Weidensaul]
05 May: @ 10:39:59 
Migrants, Gap Lancaster County [Pamela Fisher]
05 May: @ 09:13:58 
Kentucky & Mourning Warblers, Cumberland Co. [Peter Lusardi]
04 May: @ 21:25:50 
Wingfield Pines Allegheny Co [Mark Gardner]
04 May: @ 20:26:35 
Parasitic Jaeger photos, Lycoming County [David Brown]
04 May: @ 20:23:44 
Golden Eagle, Lycoming County [David Brown]
04 May: @ 20:18:03 
Rusty Blackbird count at Niagara Pond, PISP, Erie County [Jerry McWilliams]
04 May: @ 20:01:31 
Glossy Ibises Berks Cty [Dan Altif]
04 May: @ 19:50:15 
Sweet Arrow Lake [Denise Donmoyer]
04 May: @ 19:05:12 
Hummingbird [Karen Hughes]
04 May: @ 18:41:19 
Female hummer, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
04 May: @ 18:40:42 
Re: Black-crowned Night-Heron [Dan Altif]
04 May: @ 18:15:35 
Green Herons (FOY) at Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland Co;) and Parks Bend Pond (Armstrong Co;) [Marge Vantassel]
04 May: @ 18:12:00 
4 Glossy Ibis Berks Cty [Dan Altif]
04 May: @ 16:54:40 
Central PA Birdline for 5.5.2016 [Mark Mcconaughy]
04 May: @ 16:50:51 
No Least Bittern Wingfield pines allegheny county [Matthew Juskowich]
04 May: @ 16:37:53 
Presque isle Hawk Watch, Erie County for May 4, 2016 [Jerry McWilliams]
04 May: @ 16:02:58 
Least Bittern - Wingfield Pines [Lori Yost]
04 May: @ 15:27:43 
Bonaparte's Gulls, Orchard Oriole, Riverfront Park, Lancaster County [Pamela]
04 May: @ 15:27:36 
Red-breasted Nuthatch -- Lancaster County [Pamela]
04 May: @ 15:16:21 
White-crowned sparrow; Allegheny County; 05/04/2016. [Richard Nugent]
04 May: @ 15:09:30 
Black-crowned Night-Heron Lehigh Cty [Dan Altif]
04 May: @ 14:01:14 
Yard birds, Washington County [g. g]
04 May: @ 13:18:48 
Golden-winged Warbler, Carpenter's Woods, Philadelphia (and 7 more foys) [Anne Bekker]
04 May: @ 12:55:58 
Black Tern - BSP - Carbon County [Richard Rehrig]





Subject: Least Bittern, West Fairview boat launch, Dauphin Co.
Date: Fri May 6 2016 13:38 pm
From: akeister110 AT gmail.com
 
A Least Bittern just flushed from the West Fairview boat launch and landed
in the vegetation on one of the small islands down river.

Andy Keister



Subject: PSO Somerset Meeting, Register now!
Date: Fri May 6 2016 13:21 pm
From: mlanzone AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

As many of you know we have a great PSO annual meeting planned for May
20-22 in Somerset PA. This is a great opportunity to bird a new area of the
state and with fellow PA birders. This years meeting is in the highest
county in the state and has some GREAT birding locations. The great field
trips we have planned have the potential to see species like Upland
Sandpiper, Henslow's Sparrow, Whip-poor-will, over 20 Species of Warblers,
and* many more*. If that wasn't enough we also have a screening of the
Messenger! Saturday we also have a great lineup of talks and the banquet
Saturday evening. This is an event you don't want to miss!!! Although you
can register right up to the meeting, regular registration runs through the
weekend. Go here to register now-
http://pabirds.org/AnnualMeeti...
After you register go here to sign up for field trips-
http://pabirds.org/AnnualMeeti...
More info on the film here- http://songbirdsos.com/about/m...

We hope to see you all there!!!

Mike Lanzone
-------
Michael Lanzone
President, Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
CEO, Cellular Tracking Technologies
mlanzone@gmail.com



Subject: Warblers+ Red, White & Blue Beaver Cty
Date: Fri May 6 2016 13:08 pm
From: dcollett57 AT gmail.com
 
Raccoon Creek Sp
Red:
Scarlet Tanager 2
Rose breasted Grosbeak 1 f, 5 m
Am. Redstart 4
White:
WE Vireo
Dogwood
Blue:
Cerulean 6 nice to see so many
Blue winged 5
BG Gnatcatcher 6
Yellow: everywhere chasing everything
Yellow rumped 4
Common 6
Hooded 4
Louisiana Water thrush-1
Oven bird 2

Baltimore Oriole-3
Wood thrush 4
Empid ? 2

Donna Collett
Beaver County



Subject: Rose Throated Grosbeak, Cedar Waxwings (Lehigh Co.)
Date: Fri May 6 2016 12:53 pm
From: neimeyer AT us.net
 
I've seen several first-of-the-year birds over the last few days here in
Haafsville:

Cedar Waxwings
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Rose Throated Grosbeak
Solitary Sandpipers

A Brown Thrasher, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, and Northern Flicker also continue,
along with the "usual suspects" (cowbirds, Barn Swallows, Grackles, White
Throated Sparrows, Mallards, Mockingbird, Catbirds, Cardinals, etc.)

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer



Subject: Lebanon County red-necked Grebe
Date: Fri May 6 2016 11:45 am
From: donbsrbirds AT gmail.com
 
Randy Miller just called me and asked me to post that the red-necked grebe
remains at Briar Lake on North East Ave. Lebanon. He is getting good
looks.and getting wet also. As of 12:45 pm 5/6

Don Billett
Flintville
Lebanon County



Subject: Clay-colored Sparrow - Franklin County
Date: Fri May 6 2016 11:42 am
From: 000000beee84ed8c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Heard and seen on Creek Rd between Steck and Pigeon Hill Road in Path Valley by the sheep farm by Bob Keener and Janet Tice and others this morning   Identified by song. 

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 5/6/2016
Date: Fri May 6 2016 11:33 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* May 6, 2016
* PAEA1605.06

- Birds mentioned

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
GLOSSY IBIS
COMMON TERN
Caspian Tern (impressive fallout)
BLUE GROSBEAK
WILLET
RED-THROATED LOON
SNOWY EGRET
BLACK TERN
PINE SISKIN
FORSTER’S TERN
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
SORA
MARSH WREN
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
AMERICAN BITTERN
TRUMPETER SWAN

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: May 6th at 12:00 Noon
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

There will be a field trip to the Jordan Creek Parkway on May 7th. Meet at
the tennis courts parking lot off Lehnert Road/Scherersville Road at 7:30
AM. Trip leader will be Alan Jennings.

There will also be a field trip to the Plainfield Township Recreational
Trail on May 8th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway
exit of Route 33, just south of Route 22 at 7:00 AM. I will be leading this
trip.

Next week’s field trips include a trip to Leaser Lake on the 14th, a trip to
State Game Lands #217 below Furnace Gap on the 15th, and another trip to
State Game Lands #205 in Lehigh County, also on the 15th.

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 UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Along National Park Drive:
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER – 1 on 4/28.
Also Hooded Warbler.
Along Institute Road:
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER – 1 on 4/29.

Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
GLOSSY IBIS – 1 on 5/4
COMMON TERNS – 2 on 5/3; 1 on 5/4
Caspian Terns – 7 on 5/3; 12 on 5/4.

Sightings from ECHO LAKE, Northampton County:
Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 on 5/4.

Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK QUARRY, Northampton County:
Caspian Terns – 4 on 5/4.

Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK area, Northampton County:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 from 4/28 to at least 5/1 (at a private feeder).

Sightings from PALMER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the intersection of Main Street and Van Buren Road:
GLOSSY IBIS – 1 on 5/4
Black-bellied Plovers – 4 on 5/4.

Sightings from BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
WILLET – 1 on 5/3 (at the St. Luke’s Anderson Campus retention pond).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Mergansers– 2 on 4/28 and 4/29; 1 on 5/1 to at least 5/4
RED-THROATED LOON – 1 on 4/29, 4/30, and 5/3
SNOWY EGRET – 1 from 4/29 to at least 5/1
Merlin – 1 on 5/4
BLACK TERN – 1 on 5/4
COMMON TERN – 1 on 5/3
PINE SISKIN – 1 on 4/29.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
FORSTER’S TERNS – 3 on 4/29; 2 on 4/30
Caspian Tern – 1 on 5/4
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 4/30.

Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 217, Lehigh County:
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES – 2 on 5/1.

Sightings from the ALBURTIS area, Lehigh County:
SORA – 1 on 5/5 (at a retention pond along Scenic View Drive).

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
MARSH WREN – 1 on 5/3.
At the Deep Creek Lake area:
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER – 1 on 5/1.

Sightings from the UPPER BLACK EDDY area, Bucks County:
At Giving Pond:
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 on 5/3.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
AMERICAN BITTERN – 1 on 5/2.

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County:
TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 to at least 5/1.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
Double-crested Cormorants – 97 on 4/28
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 from 4/25 to at least 5/4.

- End transcript



Subject: Lebanon, possible red-necked grebe, Briar Lake--confirmed
Date: Fri May 6 2016 10:49 am
From: 000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Correction, Mike Shull positively ID the grebe!  Thanks Mike!

On Fri, 6 May 2016 09:25:56 -0400, Meredith_Lombard wrote:

>The grebe has been positively identified as a Red-necked by Mike Epler. It was originally reported by Darlene Landis. Thanks, Mike, for checking it out.
>
>-Meredith Lombard
>
>
>
>On Thu, 5 May 2016 15:17:52 -0400, Meredith_Lombard wrote:
>
>>I just got a call from a friend of mine in Lebanon who thinks there is a red-necked grebe on a lake in her neighborhood. She says it has a red neck, black cap and white cheeks and looks like the breeding plumaged grebe in her bird book, but she would like confirmation.
>>The lake is in the Briar Lake community at 945 N. 8th Avenue in Lebanon. She said there is a parking lot at the Open Door Baptist Church at 875 Academy Drive, Lebanon, where people could park and walk to the lake.
>>
>>I hope someone can confirm it!
>>
>>Good birding,
>>
>>Meredith Lombard



Subject: Lebanon, possible red-necked grebe, Briar Lake--confirmed
Date: Fri May 6 2016 8:26 am
From: 000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The grebe has been positively identified as a Red-necked by Mike Epler.  It was originally reported by Darlene Landis.   Thanks, Mike, for checking it out.

-Meredith Lombard



On Thu, 5 May 2016 15:17:52 -0400, Meredith_Lombard wrote:

>I just got a call from a friend of mine in Lebanon who thinks there is a red-necked grebe on a lake in her neighborhood. She says it has a red neck, black cap and white cheeks and looks like the breeding plumaged grebe in her bird book, but she would like confirmation.
>The lake is in the Briar Lake community at 945 N. 8th Avenue in Lebanon. She said there is a parking lot at the Open Door Baptist Church at 875 Academy Drive, Lebanon, where people could park and walk to the lake.
>
>I hope someone can confirm it!
>
>Good birding,
>
>Meredith Lombard



Subject: Request for assistance - Mourning Warbler recordings
Date: Fri May 6 2016 8:01 am
From: jpitocch AT gmail.com
 
I am writing once again to post an opportunity to participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs.  I am interested in whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective areas of the species’ breeding range.   All you need is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some luck.  The web page link below describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in more detail.   There is also a link to the map with last year’s results based on recordings from many volunteers.

http://www.anselm.edu/homepage...

Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu).

I would really appreciate your help and contributions to this Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102



Subject: "The Messenger" documentary showing at PSO Annual Meeting in Somerset on Saturday May 21
Date: Thu May 5 2016 21:18 pm
From: andrew.mcgann AT gmail.com
 
Dear birders of Pennsylvania,

The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO) is sponsoring a showing of the incredible new documentary film “The Messenger” at our Annual Meeting in Somerset.

The showing will be at 2:45 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016
at the
Quality Inn and Conference Center
215 Ramada Road
Somerset, PA 15501

The ticket price is free with your registration for the PSO Annual Meeting, it’s important to RSVP/sign up for the film showing when you register.

The showing is also OPEN to the general public and folks not registering for the full PSO Annual Meeting. In that case, the tickets are $5 each. Electronic tickets are available through the PSO Annual Meeting registration webpage. For all who wish to attend, it’s important to sign up ahead of time via the PSO website.
http://www.pabirds.org/AnnualM...


To view more about this film, including a trailer, go to
http://songbirdsos.com/about/m...

And now for a personal testimonial:

I was able to see a screening of this film at last summer’s Cooper Ornithological Society meeting in Norman, Oklahoma. Honestly, it blew me away. I don’t want to speak for others, but I think it pretty much blew everyone away. The audience was a college theater full of ornithologists who were fairly drained after three days of attending nonstop research presentations. It was a free showing, and I think a lot of folks went into it thinking they would stay for five or ten minutes and then head out to socialize with their colleagues. But nobody left! Everyone was rapt for the entire duration. Bottom line: this is a special documentary, unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watching it will really get your juices flowing and I’m sure that you will consider it money well spent. It’s impossible to watch without feeling a surge of zugunruhe and a deeper appreciation for the stunningly beautiful and awe-inspiring birds around us.

Thanks for your time and I hope that we will see you at the PSO Annual Meeting in 15 days!
Andy

--
Andy McGann
Newark, Delaware

Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
Chairman, Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee



Subject: 5/4 and 5/5 warblers and others, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties
Date: Thu May 5 2016 20:35 pm
From: hheveran AT hotmail.com
 
Hello PA Birders,
I have been busy but managed to make a couple stops during peak spring migration. I went to Trexler Memorial Park (Lehigh Co.) yesterday and Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve (Montco.) today.
Highlights and eBird checklists are below.
Trexler Memorial Park: Warbling Vireo - 2 (FOYs, I think), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2, Wood Thrush - 1, leucistic American Robin - 1, Ovenbird - 1, Black-and-white Warbler - 2, Northern Parula - 1 (FOY), Yellow Warbler - 5 (FOYs), Yellow-rumped Warblers - 9, Prairie Warbler - 1 (FOY), Baltimore Oriole - 2 (FOYs).
checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29400416
Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve: Osprey - 1, 5 woodpecker species (nice!), American Kestrel - 2 (male hunting, female perched), Great Crested Flycatcher - 1 (FOY), Warbling Vireo - 2, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1, Wood Thrush - 1, Brown Thrasher - 1, Ovenbird - 1, Common Yellowthroat - 2, American Redstart - 2 (FOYs, 1 came within 20 feet of me when I pished!), Yellow Warbler - 1, Eastern Meadowlark - 1 (FOY; second I have ever seen!), Baltimore Oriole - 1.
checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29422180
Good birding,
Paul Heveran



Subject: Golden-winged Warbler- Allegheny County
Date: Thu May 5 2016 19:28 pm
From: chailletj AT winchesterthurston.org
 
I meant empid. It was probably a Least Flycatcher.

Jack Chaillet
Allegheny County

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 7:42 PM, wrote:

> I had a gwwa 30 minutes ago along the muddy dirt service road connecting
> the dump area to the former community garden in the homewood cemetery.
> There may have been two individuals. I had five other warbler species and
> an empire at the same location.
>
> Jack Chaillet
> Allegheny County
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Golden-winged Warbler- Allegheny County
Date: Thu May 5 2016 18:42 pm
From: chailletj AT winchesterthurston.org
 
I had a gwwa 30 minutes ago along the muddy dirt service road connecting the dump area to the former community garden in the homewood cemetery. There may have been two individuals. I had five other warbler species and an empire at the same location. 

Jack Chaillet
Allegheny County

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Veery - Cumberland County
Date: Thu May 5 2016 18:40 pm
From: 00000021c311e447-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Glanced out the window in the early evening to see a thrush.  Initially I thought it was one of thenumerous Robins that have claimed our suburban yard.  But no - a Veery.  Watched as the bird flew over to our small pondand take a brief bath.  An FOY and firstever visit, a gift of thewonderful miracle of migration.Bill Franz / Newville



Subject: Least Sandpipers
Date: Thu May 5 2016 18:26 pm
From: rublzrme AT comcast.net
 
There are 3 least sandpipers behind Doctors office at Waterdam Plaza in Washington County along with  a Greater Yellowlegs and solitary sandpipers.
Enjoy your birding.

John Flannigan
Allegheny County



Subject: Franklin County- Blue Grosbeak, Golden-winged Warbler & Prothonotary Warbler
Date: Thu May 5 2016 17:08 pm
From: 000000a22b6b5249-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I took the day off work and went around the western half of the county and had numerous warbler flocks. Some of the key species in those flocks were Cape May Warbler, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Nashville and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I had a Blue Grosbeak on Ft. McCord Rd. where I know them to breed. The Golden-winged Warblers are back in the game lands in Lower Horse Valley. At 3:30 I saw, watched, photographed and shot video of a Prothonotary Warbler at Bender's main pond. It was a male and he was low to the water in the willows across the pond. Also in Bear Valley I had FOY Acadian Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush and Veery. All in all an excellent, overcast, dreary day!

Chris Blazo



Subject: Appalachian Audubon Field Trip - 5/8 Perry County
Date: Thu May 5 2016 16:16 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
All,

Just in case anyone is interested, I am leading a field trip for
Appalachian Audubon Society this Sunday (5/8) in Perry County. Weather is
looking like it will work out for the trip to happen! The full trip should
conclude by approximately 1:30 PM.

I still have some spaces available, please contact me directly to
register if you are interested in coming along.

Here is the field trip synopsis:
Join AAS Board member Ted Nichols II for some Perry County birding! We will
explore Little Buffalo State Park and a nearby bird sanctuary and then
proceed to the Tuscarora State Forest to look for breeding Golden-winged
Warblers. Meet at the Little Buffalo Park Office (1579 State Rte 4010,
Newport, PA) at 7:00 AM. Participants must register with Ted at
tanicholsii@gmail.com
.

Thanks!

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, PA (Lebanon County)



Subject: Middle Creek WMA- Lancaster and Lebanon County
Date: Thu May 5 2016 16:13 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Today at Middle Creek WMA the high lights were from Stop#3 flying around the
main lake was a Caspian Tern , than it flew over Stop #3 going north on the
Lebanon County side, then dove into a back pond. After 15 minutes it flew
over Stop #3 going back to the main lake. Also were 8 Bobolinks, with 1
female, flying back and forth at stop #3 in both counties.

Randy C. Mller

Lancaster County



Subject: Northampton County May 5 - Louisiana Waterthrush,, Swamp Sparrow, Broad winged hawk
Date: Thu May 5 2016 14:48 pm
From: lrshupe AT frontiernet.net
 
Went to the Tops Gap Area. First stop was the Nature Conservancy's preserve
on Institute Road.

There was a swamp sparrow by a pond.

There were also several veery and ovenbird.

From the road I saw and heard the Louisiana Waterthrush. It was actually on
private property next to the Conservancy's property.

Just up the road from there is the Northampton County Park. There's a trail
that starts at the powerline easement.

The easement was very busy with American Redstart, more ovenbirds, Blue Gray
Gnatcatcher, heard a Black Throated Green Warbler.

The Broad winged hawk flew overhead just as I was getting ready to leave.





Lillian Shupe

Lower Mt Bethel, Pa.



Subject: Lebanon, possible red-necked grebe, Briar Lake
Date: Thu May 5 2016 14:18 pm
From: 000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I just got a call from a friend of mine in Lebanon who thinks there is a red-necked grebe on a lake in her neighborhood.  She says it has a red neck, black cap and white cheeks and looks like the breeding plumaged grebe in her bird book, but she would like confirmation.
The lake is in the Briar Lake community at 945 N. 8th Avenue in Lebanon. She said there is a parking lot at the Open Door Baptist Church at 875 Academy Drive, Lebanon, where people could park and walk to the lake.

I hope someone can confirm it!

Good birding,

Meredith Lombard



Subject: Black-crowned Night-heron, Forest
Date: Thu May 5 2016 13:53 pm
From: fmcguire1 AT verizon.net
 
My husband and I saw a Black-crowned Night-heron on the Council Run side of Lighthouse Island (Tionesta) about 8:30 this morning. We watched it for several minutes, then it flew off in a southerly direction.

Flo McGuire
Tionesta



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (05 May 2016) 135 Raptors
Date: Thu May 5 2016 13:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 05, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 9
Turkey Vulture 1 1 24
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 14 14 43
Bald Eagle 2 2 31
Northern Harrier 1 1 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 18 71
Cooper's Hawk 6 6 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 7 7 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 7
Broad-winged Hawk 78 81 314
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 3 3 12
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 1 1 12
Merlin 1 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 2 2 23

Total: 135 139 639
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Anisha Pokharel, Itzel Mendoza

Weather:
cloudy, north east wind, 4-7mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: First Ever birds...
Date: Thu May 5 2016 11:59 am
From: 00000037bbebe48a-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hello all!

The past 5 or so days have seen a crazy amount of birds in my yard and at my feeders...

The chickadees, titmouse, white breasted nuthatches and mourning dove numbers are increasing and I haven't had a mass gathering of crows in a few days. There has also been an uptick of Blue Jays, brown headed cowbirds and grackles.

I haven't seen a Junco or White Throated Sparrow in a while, they have been replaced with Bluebirds and Chipping Sparrows, House Finches and Goldfinches, Carolina Wrens as well as Red Bellied and Downy Woodpeckers. There is also a Pileated Woodpecker that frequents a tree in my neighbors yard, but I have yet to see him in mine...

The highlight of the week has been the first appearance in my yard of 2 male Red Breasted Grosbeak and my first ever Blue Winged Warbler! I love adding a new bird to my list!

I hope everyone has a great weekend , despite all the rain that's predicted..





Nick Guirate
Valley Township, Chester County
Sent via Electronic Carrier Pigeon
Please feel free to browse my photos:

www.paramaniac10.500px.com



Subject: New Yard Bird
Date: Thu May 5 2016 11:36 am
From: h2ofowl AT verizon.net
 
The feeders are busy here in Laureldale, Berks County.
The catbirds came back a few days ago. Yesterday, a male Baltimore Oriole was here.
I've also been seeing a pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks - beautiful bird!
A pair of red-winged blackbirds are also regular visitors.
But the highlight was a Brown Thrasher - first ever in our yard. I've only seen one, but this is the second day he's hanging around.
Plus a steady stream of Carolina Chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, blue jays, cardinals, house finches, goldfinches, and mourning doves.
Grackles and starlings are also here and the ever present house sparrows.
I heard the red-bellied woodpecker calling, but I didn't see it at the suet today. I'm also hearing a wood thrush calling from the woods at the end of the street.
Haven't seen the Carolina wren for at least a week.
Our last white-throated sparrow left 2 days ago, which might be a late date for here. They usually leave by the end of April.
If anyone needs any squirrels, I have an abundance of them. The squirrel baffle works and keeps them out of the black-oil sunflowers.
I put peanuts out this morning and it was a scramble between the squirrels, blue jays, titmice, and even the grackles.
I'm enjoying the show!

Huey Evangelista
Laureldale, Berks County



Subject: Orioles galore
Date: Thu May 5 2016 11:07 am
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
  The Carolina silverbell tree in our yard is in full bloom, covered with thousands of white, thimble-sized blossoms. For the past half-hour, I've been watching two adult male Baltimore orioles, an adult male orchard oriole and a second-year male orchard, all nectaring at these down-hanging flowers, probing carefully up into each for a second or two. 

A few days ago I posted something about a male yellow warbler in a blooming redbud as the epitome of springtime beauty. I stand corrected.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: Migrants, Gap Lancaster County
Date: Thu May 5 2016 10:39 am
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I didn't have quite as many birds today, but I had new ones! I was able to see a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, two Scarlet Tanagers ( in the same tree at one point), at least three Yellow-rumped Warblers, two Black-and-white Warblers, two Yellow Warblers, two Common Yellowthroats, one Blue-winged Warbler, one Nashville Warbler, and one Blue-headed Vireo. Have a great day! Pamela Fisher
goldeagle_60@yahoo.com
Gap, Lancaster County, PA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/p...



Subject: Kentucky & Mourning Warblers, Cumberland Co.
Date: Thu May 5 2016 9:13 am
From: 0000002a468f9e0e-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Not as many yard warblers as previous mornings of the lastweek, but pretty good variety.

Mourning warbler
Nashville warbler
Black and white warbler
Kentucky warbler (in a new spot from previous years)
Nashville warbler
Black throated green warbler
Yellow rumped warbler
Hooded warbler
Redstart (4)
Ovenbird
Common yellowthroat

Other birds of note:
Least flycatcher (based on call)
Black billed cuckoo (based on black bill)

Peter Lusardi
Carlisle, PA



Subject: Wingfield Pines Allegheny Co
Date: Wed May 4 2016 21:25 pm
From: mgardner864 AT gmail.com
 
Looked for the Least Bittern, no luck.  But saw a FOY Orchard Oriole.
time out 6 till 730pm



Subject: Parasitic Jaeger photos, Lycoming County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 20:26 pm
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
Here is the eBird checklist with photos of the Parasitic Jaeger that showed
up at Rose Valley Lake in Lycoming County on Sunday morning:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29369833

David Brown



Subject: Golden Eagle, Lycoming County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 20:23 pm
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
Joe Yoder, Maddi Dunlap, Jean Dalton, and I had a great view of a golden
eagle as it migrated over the South Williamsport river walk in Lycoming
County this evening. The female peregrine falcon from the Market Street
bridge nest site was quick to escort it out of the area.

David Brown



Subject: Rusty Blackbird count at Niagara Pond, PISP, Erie County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 20:18 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The number of Rusty Blackbirds coming to roost in Niagara Pond has dropped since last night with just over 500 birds counted.  Tonight was the first night I heard Marsh Wrens singing in Niagara Pond.  No bitterns, rails, gallinules, or night-herons.

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



Subject: Glossy Ibises Berks Cty
Date: Wed May 4 2016 20:01 pm
From: 00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Previous link to photo did not work. Heres another one. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29407376 
Dan Altif



Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake
Date: Wed May 4 2016 19:50 pm
From: nightowl57 AT verizon.net
 
Sweet Arrow Lake 5/4



6 Osprey all fishing at the same time! Way cool!

Bald Eagles

Ruddy Ducks (pair)

Hummingbird

Green Heron

Spotted Sandpipers

E. Kingbird

Tree, Rough-winged, and Barn Swallows

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Pine Siskins

Pileated Woodpecker





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

nightowl57@verizon.net









Subject: Hummingbird
Date: Wed May 4 2016 19:05 pm
From: 000000c3d0ebe9cc-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I just had my first sight of a hummingbird at my feeder this year. McMurray, Washington County. 

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Female hummer, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 18:41 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
An adult female ruby-throated hummingbird showed up in the front yard early this evening.  I saw the first adult male April 22nd, so considering that it's usually 10 days to 2 weeks later that the females follow, they're right on schedule.  Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net



Subject: Black-crowned Night-Heron
Date: Wed May 4 2016 18:40 pm
From: 00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Just an update, I went back later to see if I could get a photo and could not relocate the bird, although it could be hidden there somewhere. The bird was actually seen from Seipstown Rd which would be the second right when heading north on rt 863 from the New Smithville Exit. Sorry about the mistake, I plotted it on ebird and misread the map.  Daniel Altif



Subject: Green Herons (FOY) at Northmoreland Park (Westmoreland Co;) and Parks Bend Pond (Armstrong Co;)
Date: Wed May 4 2016 18:15 pm
From: marvantassel AT gmail.com
 
2 Green Herons at Northmoreland Park (1 at larger lake, and 1 at smaller,
able to get nice photos of the one at the smaller lake -- it was intent on
getting a meal)
1 Green Heron (so far) at the pond at the small Parks Bend Ind; Park near
my home;
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



Subject: 4 Glossy Ibis Berks Cty
Date: Wed May 4 2016 18:12 pm
From: 00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Was checking flooded fields in Berks for shorebirds or whatever else might have dropped down and found 4 Glossy Ibis in a flooded field by Deka Battery along Fleetwood Lyons Rd. There is an overpass just west of Deka Battery where you can see a flooded field to the north. I managed to get a few pics before being forced to move with the heavy traffic. Not sure where you could park here to get a better look. 
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Subject: Central PA Birdline for 5.5.2016
Date: Wed May 4 2016 16:54 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* May 5, 2016
* PACE1605.05
Bird Highlights
AMERICAN BITTERN (Huntingdon, Lycoming & Tioga Cos.)
GLOSSY IBIS (Dauphin Co.)
SNOWY EGRET (Carbon Co.)
COMMON GALLINULE (Dauphin, Huntingdon & Tioga Cos.)
WILLET (Dauphin Co.)
PARASITIC JAEGER (Lycoming Co.)
MARSH WREN (Centre, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Tioga & York Cos.)
"LAWRENCE'S WARBLER" (Centre Co.)
BLUE GROSBEAK (Dauphin Co.)
DICISSEL (Centre Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Cumberland, Franklin, Luzerne, Lycoming & Perry Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
May 5, 2016
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, May 5, 2016.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen on May 1 in East Berlin Park (JV).

BEDFORD COUNTY:
Two GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen on April 28 singing in Shawnee State Park (DM). One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was present on May 1 (MJ, LJ).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET COUNTIES:
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 4 BLACK VULTURES, 7 OSPREY, 1 BALD EAGLE, 10 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 10 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 3 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 4 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between April 28 and May 2 (BW, BSt, DBo, JR).

CARBON COUNTY:
One SNOWY EGRET was seen between April 29 and May 1 at the Pine Run Boat Launch in Beltzville State Park (RR, GD, JGo, DHi). One RED-THROATED LOON continues to be seen through May 3 at Beltzville State Park (RR, GD, DHi). One PINE SISKIN was present on April 29 (GD). One COMMON TERN was observed on May 3 (RR).

CENTRE COUNTY:
One HENSLOW'S SPARROW was found on April 28 singing in a hay field along Reese Hollow Road close to Route 322 (JG).

Up to 2 DUNLINS and 1 MARSH WREN continue to be observed near the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam in Bald Eagle State Park through April 30 (JP, AK, MB). Two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen on April 29 at the mud flats on the east side of the park (MB, JP). Up to 1 BALD EAGLE, 4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 8 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were found at various locations in the park on April 30 (JP, MB, AK, FR, BS). Seventeen WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 1 LONG-TAILED DUCK and 1 RED-NECKED GREBE were present on May 1 (JP, MB, KE, CE). Three GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS were seen on May 2 between Bullit Run and Upper Green's Run Road (BS). Up to 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and 4 DUNLIN were at the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam BETWEEN May 2 and 4 (MB, JP, LCa, JCa, MR). A "LAWRENCE'S WARBLER" was seen on May 3 at Douty's Hole at the top of Upper Greens Run (BCh). One RED-THROATED LOON was also present at the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam on May 3 (MR).


One DICKCISSEL flew over the north boat launch at Colyer Lake on April 30 (AL, IG).

Five PINE SISKINS were seen on April 30 in a Howard yard (BS).

One SORA was calling at Julian Wetlands on May 1 (NB).

One MERLIN was observed on May 2 at the Big Hollow in the Penn State Arboretum (MM).

Two probable CASPIAN TERNS were seen on May 3 at the Toftrees retention pond (CA).

CLINTON COUNTY:
Up to 7 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 1 RED-NECKED GREBE were seen on May 1 in the Susquehanna River at Lock Haven (CH).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Up to 3 PINE SISKINS continue to visit the Strassner's feeder through April 30 (SS).

One PINE SISKIN was observed at Creek Bottom on May 2 (AG).

One PINE SISKIN was seen on May 3 at Center Point Knob along the Appalachian Trail (RG).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One LEAST SANDPIPER was found on April 28 near the blind on the north boardwalk at Wildwood Lake Park (IG). One COMMON GALLINULE was present on April 30 (DHo, RK, AM, ME). Three GLOSSY IBISES flew over the park on May 3 (EB).

A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen on April 29 at Kohl Dog Park (TN).

Up to 25 COMMON TERNS were observed between April 30 and May 1 along the Susquehanna River from West Fairview (DHo, AL, RK, AM).

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER visited a Hummelstown yard on May 1 (SZ).

Up to 6 WILLETS and 3 COMMON TERNS were seen on May 1 in the Susquehanna River off of 2343 Front Street in Harrisburg and also from West Fairview (DHo, AM, RK). Seven COMMON TERNS were observed off of Front Street on May 3 (IG).

One BLUE GROSBEAK was observed on May 3 between Brinser and Cooper Roads in Hershey (LM).

Five COMMON TERNS were seen on May 3 in the Susquehanna River at the Heritage Park Access (AL).

One PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was observed on May 4 at the former State Hospital natural area (DHo).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Up to 15 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at Caledonia State Park through May 1 (BO, DC).

One PINE SISKIN was seen on April 28 in a Penn National yard (DH).

Up to 65 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeder along Laurel Drive through May 3 (VB).

Two WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on May 1 at the Mountainbrook Road Pond (BO).

One BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 3 FORSTER'S TERNS and 1 BLACK TERN were observed on May 1 at Greencastle Reservoir (CG, BO).

Up to 34 AMERICAN AVOCETS were found on May 1 at the Kriner Road Ponds (JB, BO).

One SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen on May 2 at the Five Forks Area (BO).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One AMERICAN BITTERN and 1 MARSH WREN were singing at the Old Crow Wetlands on May 1 and 2 (JK, RL, GD). One COMMON GALLINULE was present on May 2 (ZA, GD). A SORA was found on May 3 (DL, LD).

One COMMON GALlINULE was seen on May 2 in the Pleasant Hall-Upper Strasburg-Roxbury Area (BO).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One CLAY-COLORED SPARROW continues to be seen through April 28 west of Ephrata along S. Fairview Road between Lincoln and W. Fairview Roads and just past the Amish school house on the west side of the road (BC).

Two COMMON TERNS were observed on April 30 along the Susquehanna River near Wrightsville (ME, ZM).

One COMMON TERN was seen on May 1 at Conejohela Flats (TNi, ME, ZM, ML). Twelve COMMON TERNS were also observed on May 1 from Blue Lane (The Rocks)(TNi, ME, ML).

A MERLIN was seen on May 3 flying over the Millen's home (ZM).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One CASPIAN TERN was seen on April 30 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (SSt). A possible CLAY-COKORED SPARROW was heard calling on May 3 near auto stop 4 (BC).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Up to 2 MARSH WRENS continue to be seen through April 29 at the Cantonment in Fort Indiantown Gap (IG, JD, SW).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on May 33 at 250 Hergelroad Drive (MH).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on May 1 at Plymouth Flats (restricted access)(EG).

Up to 2 PINE SISKINS continue to be seen at Beech Mountain Lakes (Restricted Access) through May 3 (JDe).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen in the morning of May 1 at Rose Valley Lake (DB, NF, SP, DBr). Ten WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were observed on May 1 at Rose Valley Lake (NF).

Three PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Montoursville through May 2 (DBr, DB, BB).

Up to 7 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were observed between May 2 and 3 in a farm field puddle along Mill Street (DB, DBr, BB, BBr, EH, SP).

One MERLIN was seen on May 2 at the Williamsport Dam (DB).

One PINE SISKIN was observed on May 2 along Ridge Road (CHa).

Five PINE SISKINS visited the Pinkerton's feeders on May 3 (SP).

Three PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Mahaffey Hollow Road on May 3 (DT).

Two AMERICAN BITTERNS were seen on May 4 at State Game Lands 252 (AK).

One PINE SISKIN was observed on May 3 at Dave Ferry's feeders (AK).

MONTOUR COUNTY:
Up to 7 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 4 DUNLIN, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER and 1 COMMON TERN were seen between May 1 and 2 at Montour Preserve (KJ, AK, PD, MH).

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY:
One RED-THROATED LOON was seen on May 1 at the Fabridam across the Susquehanna River (AK).

PERRY COUNTY:
Two PINE SISKINS were seen on April 30 along Laurel Run Road near Route 233 (TNi, AM).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 2 BLACK VULTURES, 3 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 5 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 12 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between April 28 and May 3 (LG, AP, PD, RH, PC, BBr, IM, MR, PH).

TIOGA COUNTY:
One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on April 28 flying over the Ives Run Recreation Area Tioga-Hammond Lakes (RHa).

One AMERICAN BITTERN and 1 MARSH WREN were seen on April 29 at Marsh Creek in The Muck, and the MARSH WREN continued through at least May 2 (RHa, JC). A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was found in The Muck Railyard area on May 2 (JC).

One COMMON GALLINULE was observed between May 2 and 3 at Taucher's Pond (JC, KC).

UNION COUNTY:
Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen between April 28 and May 3 along the Dales Ridge Trail (MH).

YORK COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was singing on April 29 between the parking lot on Hess Farm Road and the boardwalk at Lake Redman (CB).

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: Zach Adams (ZA), Cindy Alley (CA), V. Barnes (VB), Ed Bernot (EB), Chuck Berthoud (CB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Mark Bonta (MB), Joan Bowen (JB), Bob Brown (BBr), Bobby Brown (BB), David Brown (DB), Deb Brown (DBr), Nan Butkovich (NB), Paulina Camarena (PC), Bruce Carl (BC), John Carter (JCa), Lindera Carter (LCa), Bill Chambers (BCh), David Cooney, Jr. (DC), Ken Cooper (KC), John Corcoran (JC), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Paul Dennehy (PD), Laurie Dennis (LD), Ross Geredien (RG), Jarrod Derr (JD), Gordon Dimmig (GDi), Gretch Dog (GD), Patricia Dumandan (PD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike Epler (ME), Norwood Frederick (NF), Ian Gardner (IG), Carl Garner (CG), John Good (JGo), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Alexander Green (AG), Ed Groshek (EG), Joe Gyekis (JG), Rich Hanlon (RHa), C. Harbach (CHa), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Carol Hildebrand (CH), L. Michael High (MH), Daniel Hinnebusch (DHi), Rachelle Hitt (RH), Donna Hocker (DH), Deuane Hoffman (DHo), Laura Jackson (LJ), Mike Jackson (MJ), Kirk Jeffreys (KJ), Jon Kauffman (JK), Andy Keister (AK), Ramsay Koury (RK), Alex Lamoreaux (AL), Deb Lewis (DL), M. Lombard (ML), Renee Lubert (RL), Matt Marshall (MM), Annette Mathes (AM), D.J. McNeil (DM), Itzel Mendoza (IM), Lauren Messinger (LM), Zack Millen (ZM), Terry Neumyer (TN), Ted Nichols II (TNi), Bill Oyler (BO), Karol Pasquinelli (KP), Stephen Pinkerton (SP), Julia Plummer (JP), Anisha Pokharel (AP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matthew Rockmore (MR), Fabiola Rodriguez (FR), Bob Snyder (BS), Stan Stahl (SSt), Bob Stewart (BSt), Susan Strassner (SS), Dennis Toepperwein (DT), Jason Verdier (JV), Steve Walthius (SW), Brian Wargo (BW) and Sally Zaino (SZ). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request. -End Transcript
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Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: No Least Bittern Wingfield pines allegheny county
Date: Wed May 4 2016 16:50 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I visited from 2pm- 3pm with no sighting of the bird. Another birder was leaving upon my arrival with no luck either. Matthew Juskowich allegheny county



Subject: Presque isle Hawk Watch, Erie County for May 4, 2016
Date: Wed May 4 2016 16:37 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 167 167 11138
Osprey 0 0 21
Bald Eagle 8 8 116
Northern Harrier 3 3 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 46 46 386
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 103
Broad-winged Hawk 92 92 180
Red-tailed Hawk 7 7 384
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 153
Merlin 1 1 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 10
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 8

Total: 330 330 12608
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Joao Taveres and Mark Lethaby helped spot the high flying raptors. Bonnie
Ginader stopped for a visit


Weather:
Mostly clear then becoming partly cloudy. Finally, a nice SSW until 0900
when the wind died down then picked up from the NE to 20 mph. The temp.
reached a high of 60 F.

Raptor Observations:
We had a good run for the first three hours before birds moved so far south
that they were nearly unidentifiable even with a spotting scope. The birds
were never low with even the first SS coming through very high. Only
Turkey Vultures stayed relatively low. A few small kettles of BWs, but
they quickly dissipated to the south. Highlights was a late Rough-legged
Hawk, and three species of falcons.

Non-raptor Observations:
A good movement of Blue Jays with over 400 counted. Also on the move were
Great Blue Heron-2, Chimney Swift-35, several Bank Swallows, Yellow
Warbler-2, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-1, Baltimore Oriole-2, American
Goldfinch-21

Predictions:
Rain through the early PM with NNE wind. Likely a bust for any movement
along the lake.


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



Subject: Least Bittern - Wingfield Pines
Date: Wed May 4 2016 16:02 pm
From: lyost AT sewickley.org
 
Does anyone know if the Least Bittern continues at Allegheny Land Trust
Wingfield Pines?

Thanks,

Lori Yost - Allegheny County

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Sewickley Academy | 315 Academy Ave. Sewickley, PA 15143

[phone] 412.741.2230 x3 378

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Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls, Orchard Oriole, Riverfront Park, Lancaster County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 15:27 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
After birding with the group up at Bainbridge and Falmouth, I stopped at Riverfront Park. I couldn't stay long, but I'm glad I stopped. There was a flock of approximately 40 Bonaparte's Gulls flying up and down the river. I also had an Orchard Oriole singing near the pavilion.



Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch -- Lancaster County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 15:27 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I just had a Red-breasted Nuthatch in my yard!



Subject: White-crowned sparrow; Allegheny County; 05/04/2016.
Date: Wed May 4 2016 15:16 pm
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
  Right on schedule today a White-crowned Sparrow showed up at our feeders.

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



Subject: Black-crowned Night-Heron Lehigh Cty
Date: Wed May 4 2016 15:09 pm
From: 00000057a7c5c2ac-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Theres currently a Black-crowned Night-Heron at a small pond on Willow Run Rd in Lehigh Cty. To get there take 78 Westbound, get off at the New Smithville exit, make a right and the very next right. This will put you on Willow Run Rd, the pond is just a short drive ahead on the left. Daniel Altif



Subject: Yard birds, Washington County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 14:01 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Had a White-crowned Sparrow in the yard yesterday. I think I got some
decent photos. This morning, the male and female Eastern Towhees and
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were all hanging around the feeder.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Golden-winged Warbler, Carpenter's Woods, Philadelphia (and 7 more foys)
Date: Wed May 4 2016 13:18 pm
From: anne.sarah.bekker AT gmail.com
 
Well, a typical male Golden-winged in plumage, at any rate. To my
astonishment, I got the binoculars on a bird singing a classic
Blue-winged's "BEE bzzzz" to see the black mask, white malar, black throat
and yellow crown above white eye-stripe of a Golden-winged. With patience,
I got an excellent second look as he appeared briefly in the open -- the
golden wingpatches (grey back, pale breast, and that striking face) were
clearly visible. This was from the tree stump circle, across the creek.

If you look for this bird, try to check all the assumed Blue-wingeds
(several of these were also present). This bird, though he appeared to be
a pure Golden-winged, did not sound like one! Comb the meadow area -- I
saw him first at one side, then the other.

The woods were alive with song when I got there at 9:20, though most birds
stayed high in the canopy -- it was a mostly a bird-by-ear morning.
Nevertheless, I managed to see 7 other (in addition to the Golden-winged)
"foys:" Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos; Black-throated blue,
Chestnut-sided, and Blackpoll Warblers; Northern Waterthrush, and Baltimore
Oriole. A great morning!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29401322

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia



Subject: Black Tern - BSP - Carbon County
Date: Wed May 4 2016 12:55 pm
From: rrehrig AT ptd.net
 
Black Tern found at Beltzville State Park early this morning, along with other storm migrants.

eBird Checklist with photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29401576

Rich Rehrig
Palmerton, Carbon County



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