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22 Oct: @ 20:45:08 
HSR: Second Mountain (22 Oct 2014) 37 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 19:02:44 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Oct 2014) 144 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 18:36:51 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (22 Oct 2014) 397 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 18:22:04 
Ruffed Grouse @ Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County) [Marge Van Tassel]
22 Oct: @ 17:57:52 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (22 Oct 2014) 19 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 17:53:24 
black scoter, berks [Rudolph Keller]
22 Oct: @ 16:57:39 
Re: Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants [Michael Fialkovich]
22 Oct: @ 16:14:52 
Central PA Birdline for 10.23.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy]
22 Oct: @ 16:06:10 
Osprey-Boone Reservoir-Washington County [g. g]
22 Oct: @ 14:29:40 
HSR: Allegheny Front (22 Oct 2014) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 14:28:17 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 22, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Oct: @ 14:22:44 
Eagle returns-Washington County [g. g]
22 Oct: @ 13:21:06 
WAY Late Post - Allegheny Co Chimney Swifts [Ryan Tomazin]
22 Oct: @ 12:25:52 
WCSparrow (Ind. co) [Marcy Cunkelman]
22 Oct: @ 11:45:56 
Bald eagle no longer present-Washington County [Gigi G.]
22 Oct: @ 11:40:30 
Berks Co. - Film Screening & Discussion on Gas Fracking, Pipelines Oct 23, 24 [Dave Kruel]
22 Oct: @ 11:26:21 
Marsh Wren & more, Canoe Creek SP, Blair Co [Michael David]
22 Oct: @ 10:47:28 
HSR: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 10:30:14 
Rough-legged Hawk, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
22 Oct: @ 09:04:56 
Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants [James Hausman III]
22 Oct: @ 08:21:01 
First Junco Allegheny Co [Tom Pawlesh]
22 Oct: @ 08:03:58 
Bald Eagle Timber Lake-Washington County [g. g]
22 Oct: @ 07:51:07 
Nine mockingbirds, Glenfield, Allegheny [Kate St.John]
22 Oct: @ 07:41:44 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (21 Oct 2014) 56 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 19:44:58 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Oct 21, 2014 [Rudolph Keller]
21 Oct: @ 19:40:07 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 28th, 2014 [LeRoy]
21 Oct: @ 18:31:07 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2014) 188 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 18:26:48 
HSR: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 18:19:54 
Dauphin County backyard birds [Rosemary Spreha]
21 Oct: @ 18:07:44 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2014) 53 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:29:00 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2014) 33 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 15:08:55 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 21, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
21 Oct: @ 10:57:23 
Fall birds in Lancaster County [Pamela Fisher]
21 Oct: @ 10:22:44 
northampton township [Kathy & Dave Sieminski]
21 Oct: @ 06:55:06 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2014) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 04:49:16 
Am.Restart, Nashville warbler, many kinglets, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny [Kate St.John]
21 Oct: @ 03:27:23 
Re: First White Throat East Berlin, Adams County [Jason Verdier]
20 Oct: @ 21:13:24 
HSR: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 20:08:44 
First White Throat Levittown Bucks County [Linda Rowan]
20 Oct: @ 19:14:03 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2014) 243 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 19:02:53 
Wildwood Park [Alan Wells]
20 Oct: @ 18:01:46 
Ruddy Ducks Allegheny county [jusko88]
20 Oct: @ 17:49:02 
PINE SISKINS ***Update*** - South Park, Allegheny Co. [Jim Hausman]
20 Oct: @ 17:40:50 
HSR: Second Mountain (20 Oct 2014) 251 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 17:30:50 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Oct 2014) 482 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 17:10:31 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2014) 183 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 15:51:06 
HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2014) 21 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 15:16:40 
PINE SISKINS - South Park, Allegheny Co. [Jim Hausman]
20 Oct: @ 14:29:34 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 20, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
20 Oct: @ 14:22:50 
North Park; Allegheny County; 10/20/2014 [Richard Nugent]





Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (22 Oct 2014) 37 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 20:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 118 136
Turkey Vulture 0 307 415
Osprey 0 33 109
Bald Eagle 2 45 92
Northern Harrier 4 52 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 2069 2365
Cooper's Hawk 3 170 226
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 4 131 197
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 14 16
American Kestrel 1 51 100
Merlin 1 31 41
Peregrine Falcon 1 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 37 3070 6802
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
5-visitors


Weather:
Low cloud cover, strong winds out of north and intermittent rain during the
morning reduced flight production. In the afternoon clouds lifted and rain
ended. Temp's remained close to 10 degrees C all day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle, adult(s)1:13&2:40 EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Strong swallow flight directly into the wind, all day, 100+. 2-
Dragonflies; Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Chickadees, Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Predictions:
Repeat of Wednesday weather should hinder good flight, especially if rain
persists.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Oct 2014) 144 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 19:02 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 26 89
Turkey Vulture 45 550 607
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 130 455
Bald Eagle 3 73 238
Northern Harrier 3 61 96
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 2814 3502
Cooper's Hawk 13 299 403
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 4 57 76
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 26 33
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 16 183 294
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 12 27
Golden Eagle 1 7 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 147 352
Merlin 4 105 164
Peregrine Falcon 0 36 76
Unknown Falcon 1 13 20
Unknown Raptor 3 26 62

Total: 144 4580 12862
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Rain and wind

Raptor Observations:
BAEA, Imm: 14:23; 14:47
BAEA, Ad: 17:04
NOHA, Ad (m): 14:51
NOHA, Ad (f): 15:07
NOHA, unk: 16:40
GOEA, Imm: 17:01

Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (22 Oct 2014) 397 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 18:36 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 9 989 989
OS 3 72 351
BE 10 102 363
NH 5 84 123
SS 303 6577 8075
CH 17 305 434
NG 1 2 2
RS 2 52 62
BW 0 12 6544
RT 34 425 676
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 20 21
AK 0 140 298
ML 9 70 98
PG 0 41 54
UA 1 13 20
UB 0 6 16
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 2 19 54

Total: 397 8950 18204
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella

Visitors:
Scott Fisher; Cumberland Valley H.S. Honors Biology Class (27); 3


Weather:
Total cloud cover with very strong and sustained northwest wind. Rain
shower at 11 AM ended at noon.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 2:50(2), 3:58
BE WB 7:46
BE 4YR 9:12
BE Ad 8:23(2), 8:34, 8:54, 1:10
GE Unaged 4:40

First bird - TV 6:50
Last bird - SS 4:41



Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Ruffed Grouse @ Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County)
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 18:22 pm
From: marvant AT windstream.net
 
1 Ruffed Grouse popped out of leaves on the right of the beach road as I was driving VERY slowly up past the tree the Barred Owl used to hang out in so I stopped and watched it cross the road, go under the railing and down the left hillside).   Because it didn't seem alarmed by my car stopped I took a few photos, not that good as I had to sort of pick myself up and aim my camera through windshield of course but they are idable.  I did stop and get out to see if I could view it on the hillside but it heard or saw me and flew through the trees down near the water.
Also, the park staff (1 park ranger and 1 maintenance technician) saw the 8 Greater White-front Geese yesterday in fields off of Route 66 around Garda's restaurant and just before Falcon Park, so I drove down to Rosston to see if they were there but did not see them, so perhaps they are in another field closeby.
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (22 Oct 2014) 19 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 17:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 81 228
Turkey Vulture 2 282 678
Osprey 0 80 361
Bald Eagle 0 58 217
Northern Harrier 0 62 83
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 2434 3113
Cooper's Hawk 1 95 149
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 10 226 352
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 1 75 141
Merlin 0 45 90
Peregrine Falcon 0 41 62
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 69 183

Total: 19 3580 9739
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers:

Visitors:
Dave Fitch (from Syracuse, NY)


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 49-57F, Wind 0-14 mph, Wind NW, Cloud
Cover 100%

Raptor Observations:
Counter arrived late and left early due to rain. In general, the birds were
flying high and were spotted against the clouds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Pine Siskin, American Crow

Predictions:
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a
northwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. 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



Subject: black scoter, berks
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 17:53 pm
From: rckeller AT dejazzd.com
 
A male Black Scoter at L. Ontelaunee late this afternoon probably came down
in today's rain. I found no other storm birds there.
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



Subject: Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 16:57 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi Everyone,

I wrote a short article about this very subject for Pennsylvania Birds a few
years ago. I removed a trapped Magnolia Warbler from a Common Burdock. If
anyone is interested, it's available online at the following link:

http://www.pabirds.org/PABIRDS...

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area
Allegheny County



----- Original Message -----
From: "James Hausman III"
To:
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:04 AM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants


> Hello All,
>
> I thought this might be worth forwarding from the Ohio-birds listserv.
>
> Enjoy,
> Jim Hausman
> Allegheny Co.
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Ken Andrews
>> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive
>> plants
>> Date: October 22, 2014 at 9:38:19 AM EDT
>> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
>> Reply-To: Ken Andrews
>>
>> Someone on Flickr I follow posted a photo of a Song Sparrow she had freed
>> from some burrs. I did not realize that this was such a dangerous plant
>> to birds. But, a recent study I found online stated that the burdock is
>> an invasive species from Asia. And, a lot of birds, mostly small
>> migrating songbirds, get caught in them and die. The document said that
>> the researchers thought that the birds that got caught were foraging for
>> arthropods to eat. But, they weren't 100% certain. The study also showed
>> that Common Yellowthroats and Downy Woodpeckers forage successfully on
>> these plants. So, if you are out birding in a field, look around in the
>> plants. Maybe you can make a rescue, too.
>>
>> Link to the photo:
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>>
>>
>> Link to the PDF file for the study done in Canada:
>>
>> http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1cad=rja&uact=8ved CAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcanadianfieldnaturalist.ca%2Findex.php%2Fcfn%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F1447%2F1469&ei=15HVMqbO6PlsASSxIE4&usgQjCNGEKW8mppeITdqqQePjo-H2aERv9g&bvm=b.77880786,d.cWc
>>
>>
>> I found the study just by doing a simple search with "birds get caught in
>> burrs".
>>
>>
>> Hope you see some birds today!
>>
>>
>> Ken
>>


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Subject: Central PA Birdline for 10.23.2014
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 16:14 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* October 23, 2014
* PACE1410.23
Bird Highlights
RED-NECKED GREBE (Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
MARSH WREN (Centre, Clinton & Huntingdon Co.)
NELSON'S SPARROW (Centre, Clinton & Huntingdon Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Bedford/Somerset, Franklin, Huntingdon/Mifflin & Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
October 23, 2014
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, October 23, 2014.

ADAMS COUNTY:
Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were be seen on October 17 near Latimore Valley Race Track (ED).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting BLACK VULTURES, 43 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 37 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 5 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 35 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE, 2 AMERICAN KESTREL, 2 MERLINS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between October 16 and 21 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG). PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 20 (BG).

CARBON COUNTY:
One SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen on October 16 at Beltzville State Park (RR).

CENTRE COUNTY:
One NELSON'S SPARROW was seen on October 17 at Colyer Lake Recreation Area (RD).

Some PINE SISKINS were observed on October 19 at Upper Greens Run in Bald Eagle State Park (NBu).

One MARSH WREN and 1 NELSON'S SPARROW were seen between October 19 and 21 at Curtin Wetlands (MSa, IG).

CLINTON COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN and 1 NELSON'S SPARROW were seen between October 19 and 21 at Mill Hall Wetlands (MSa, IG).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 14 BLACK VULTURES, 601 TURKEY VULTURES, 13 OSPREY, 43 BALD EAGLES, 35 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3201 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 141 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 31 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWK, 227 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 15 GOLDEN EAGLES, 67 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 27 MERLINS and 6 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 16 and 21 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH, JL).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen on October 18 at Horse Valley Craig Marsh (BO, CK, VG, CB). Note: This is on private property and can only be birded by obtaining permission from the owner.

A flock of approximately 60 PINE SISKINS was observed on October 19 at the old Gunter Valley Reservoir in Tuscarora State Forest (BO, LN).

FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 18 BLACK VULTURES, 207 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 OSPREY, 16 BALD EAGLES, 13 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 198 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 25 COOPER'S HAWKS, 8 RED-SHOULDRED HAWKS, 46 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 4 MERLINS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 16 and 21 (DGe).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was seen on October 15 at Old Crow Wetlands (GG). One SORA and 1 NELSON'S SPARROW were observed on October 18 at Old Crow Wetlands (MSa, IG). One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was present on October 20 (GD).

HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 BLACK VULTURES, 70 TURKEY VULTURES, 8 OSPREY, 5 BALD EAGLES, 9 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 243 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 36 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 8 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 84 RED-TAILED HAWKS, GOLDEN EAGLE, 24 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 11 MERLINS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 16 and 20 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG, DSt). Two PINE SISKIN also were seen on October 18 (NB).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
An adult BALD EAGLE was seen on October 22 perched in a tree across from Grace Church along Hahnstown Road in Ephrata (BH).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
The RED-NECKED GREBE continued to be seen through at least October 20 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (BC, AP, TN, AH, RH, JH, NP, RM, AY, ZM).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 70 BLACK VULTURES, 154 TURKEY VULTURES, 15 OSPREY, 11 BALD EAGLES, 15 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 908 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 59 COOPER'S HAWKS, 5 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 55 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 5 GOLDEN EAGLES, 21 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 14 MERLINS and 8 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 16 and 21 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC).

MIFFLIN COUNTY:
Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 94 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 13 BALD EAGLES, 10 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 215 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 21 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWK, 17 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 6 GOLDEN EAGLES, 10 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 6 MERLINS and 5 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 16 and 21 (JK, RSi, DSm, LW, MS).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 8 BLACK VULTURES, 53 TURKEY VULTURES, 44 OSPREY, 30 BALD EAGLES, 20 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1324 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 133 COOPER'S HAWKS, 10 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 111 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, 79 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 49 MERLINS and 9 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 16 and 21 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DB, BF, JB, JD, MW, DKr, HM, RFe, AC). PINE SISKIN also were seen on October 18 and 446 PINE SISKINS were recorded on October 19 (JD, MW, AK, DKr, HM, RFe).

YORK COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 20 at Hopewell Township Park (DWe).

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: David Barber (DB), Joe Beatrice (JB), Chuck Berthoud (CB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Nan Butkovich (NBu), Bruce Carl (BC), Adam Carter (AC), Ed Chubb (EC), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Jason Deeter (JD), Eli DePaulis (ED), Tom Dick (TD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Gordon Dimmig (GD), Rob Feldman (RFe), Bruce Ferrence (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Jonathan Heller (JH), Bill Hoch (BH), Russell Hoffman (RH), Craig Houston (CH), Anne Hurst (AH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Rudy Keller (RK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), David Kruel (DKr), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Holly Merker (HM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Lori Nichols (LN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Ann Pettigrew (AP), Richard Pohner (RP), Nick Pulcinella (NP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Doug Steigerwalt (DSt), Bob Stewart (BSt), Gene Wagner (GW), Donald Weidemann (DWe), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW), Matt Wlasniewski (MW), Doug Wood (DW) and Alan Youse (AY). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
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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: Osprey-Boone Reservoir-Washington County
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 16:06 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Currently, an Osprey is perched in a tree at Boone Reservoir.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


--
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (22 Oct 2014) Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 14:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 26 71
TV 0 211 211
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 0 13 28
SS 0 868 1115
CH 0 62 140
NG 0 1 2
RS 0 8 19
BW 0 0 4350
RT 0 210 605
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 5 7
AK 0 23 85
ML 0 14 21
PG 0 23 35
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 2 10
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 15 50

Total: 0 1513 6963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
Ken Byerly,Norman Bono


Weather:
strong NW winds with gusts to 32mph;fog with nearly zero visibility at
watch site & to the E; misty & damp

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,juncos,crows

Predictions:
Mod. to strong NW winds,dry & cloudy with some sun in PM;high near 50F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 22, 2014
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 14:28 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: October 22, 2014
Time: 0745-1015
Weather: Cloudy, NNE wind to 15mph, temp. 45 F, waves about four to five feet.
Comments: Only a few waterfowl moving with American Black Duck and Northern Pintail the predominant species. A very large flock of Red-winged Blackbirds flew across the lake from Canada.

Waterbirds counted:

Canada Goose 8
Gadwall 10
American Wigeon 3
American Black Duck 45
Mallard 14
Northern Pintail 40
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 10
Surf Scoter 5
White-winged Scoter 9
Long-tailed Duck 1
Common Merganser 3
Red-breasted Merganser 16
Common Loon 17
Horned Grebe 20
Double-crested Cormorant 110
Black-bellied Plover 2


Other birds moving across or along the lake:

Bald Eagle 3 (2 subadults, 1 imm.)
Red-winged Blackbird 2000+-


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




Subject: Eagle returns-Washington County
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 14:22 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
The earlier reported Bald Eagle has returned to Timber Lake.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


--
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Subject: WAY Late Post - Allegheny Co Chimney Swifts
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 13:21 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
Sorry, sorry... Was out of town for 3 days, and busy ever since...

Last Wednesday, the 15th, I still had a mess of Chimney Swifts here in Bridgeville. They are gone now, but I thought that was a pretty decently late date for them, and that PSO would be interested.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: WCSparrow (Ind. co)
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 12:25 pm
From: plant4nature AT gmail.com
 
An adult White-crowned Sparrow was at the deck feeder today...couldn't help but notice the bright white crown on this dreary day...(we don't get these very often in the yard)
Marcy Cunkelman
Conemaugh Twp. Clarksburg, PA Indiana Co.
plant4nature@gmail.com
The whole world is made of miracles, it's just we‛re so used to
seeing them we call them ordinary things. ~Hans Christian Andersen



Subject: Bald eagle no longer present-Washington County
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 11:45 am
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
This morning, while I was driving down Bebout Rd, my husband spotted a Bald Eagle as we were passing Timber Lake. We went back for closer looks.The eagle was an adult, sitting in a tree on the far side of the lake. I went home and got my camera and was able to get some photos. I then had to leave for an appointment. When I returned later, the eagle was not present.


I have never seen an eagle here before. Timber Lake is a small lake, next to a larger lake and I was surprised that the eagle chose the smaller of the two lakes.


Gigi Gerben

Washington County



Subject: Berks Co. - Film Screening & Discussion on Gas Fracking, Pipelines Oct 23, 24
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 11:40 am
From: dkruel300 AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,
There will be two screenings of film in Berks County - Thurs 7:30 at Albright College, and Fri 5:30 in Kutzown on fracking & pipelines....see email below for details. These items definitely will affect birds & their habitat.

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sierra Club - Kittatinny Group"
To: "Sierra Club - Kittatinny Group"
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:04:48 PM
Subject: Free Film Screenings of "Groundswell Rising" Plus Discussion

Free Film Screenings of "Groundswell Rising" Plus Discussion

The Kittatinny Sierra Club presents TWO EVENINGS of the film "Groundswell Rising" and discussion on how natural gas 'fracking' and pipelines will affect Berks and Schuylkill counties.

Concern over the natural gas pipelines, compressor stations, water contamination, climate change impacts from fracking related development and eminent domain issues have prompted the engagement of the Sierra Club nationally. The "Groundswell Rising" film screening and post-screening discussion panel will include Director Renard Cohen, Berks Gas Truth community organizer Karen Feridun and Kittatinny Sierra Club board member Darree Sicher. The public is welcomed and both events are free. Donations accepted!

*Thursday, Oct 23 at 7:30 - Hosted by Albright College, Environmental Campus Outreach and Environmental Studies and Science Dept., Klein Hall, 3040 Kutztown Rd., Reading.

*Friday, Oct 24 at 5:30 - Hosted by St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, 234 E Main St, Kutztown, PA. Special 'Sierra Stew & View' event includes a hearty meal of soup, salad and dessert during the panel discussion. Welcome snacks and beverages starting at 5:30 Reservations suggested!

For more info please contact Darree Sicher at 610-823-8258 or zinc5@enter.net

www.groundswellrising.com or film trailer at http://www.groundswellrising.c...



Subject: Marsh Wren & more, Canoe Creek SP, Blair Co
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 11:26 am
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

Along the marsh trail at Canoe Creek SP this morning I had a Marsh Wren,
Winter Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, and a flock of 15ish Pine Siskins.
Going by the PSO site and eBird, Marsh Wren could be a first county record
- I'll have to dig into some old Pennsylvania Birds issues and see if I can
find another (unless someone else knows of one.)

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 10:47 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 118 136
Turkey Vulture 13 307 415
Osprey 0 33 109
Bald Eagle 0 43 90
Northern Harrier 0 48 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 2048 2344
Cooper's Hawk 2 167 223
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 0 127 193
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 14 16
American Kestrel 0 50 99
Merlin 0 30 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 23 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 34 3033 6765
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Morris Cox

Observers: Mike Dale

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Heavy fog first three hours. Some clearing with only .5 visibility followed
by haze and thick clouds remaining just above the ridge tops. Clearing
around 11:am. Wind ENE before shifting to WNW late. Temp 10-14C

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby & Yellow crowned Kinglets
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy & Yellow-shafted Flicker
Ravens

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



Subject: Rough-legged Hawk, Clearfield Co.
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 10:30 am
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
This morning I spotted a light morph Rough-legged Hawk circling the fields along Hartzfeld Road near Luthersburg. This is the earliest Rough-leg I've ever encountered.

Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 9:04 am
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All, 

I thought this might be worth forwarding from the Ohio-birds listserv.

Enjoy,
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ken Andrews
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants
> Date: October 22, 2014 at 9:38:19 AM EDT
> To: OHIO-BIRDS AT LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU
> Reply-To: Ken Andrews
>
> Someone on Flickr I follow posted a photo of a Song Sparrow she had freed from some burrs. I did not realize that this was such a dangerous plant to birds. But, a recent study I found online stated that the burdock is an invasive species from Asia. And, a lot of birds, mostly small migrating songbirds, get caught in them and die. The document said that the researchers thought that the birds that got caught were foraging for arthropods to eat. But, they weren't 100% certain. The study also showed that Common Yellowthroats and Downy Woodpeckers forage successfully on these plants. So, if you are out birding in a field, look around in the plants. Maybe you can make a rescue, too.
>
> Link to the photo:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
>
> Link to the PDF file for the study done in Canada:
>
> http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcanadianfieldnaturalist.ca%2Findex.php%2Fcfn%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F1447%2F1469&ei=1q5HVMqbO6PlsASSxIE4&usg=AFQjCNGEKW8mppeITdqqQePjo-H2aERv9g&bvm=bv.77880786,d.cWc
>
>
> I found the study just by doing a simple search with "birds get caught in burrs".
>
>
> Hope you see some birds today!
>
>
> Ken
>
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Subject: First Junco Allegheny Co
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 8:21 am
From: tpawlesh AT comcast.net
 
Had my first Junco of the season in my yard, Oct 22

Tom Pawlesh



Subject: Bald Eagle Timber Lake-Washington County
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 8:03 am
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Bald Eagle at Timber Lake currently. Sitting in tree. Great views. No
camera!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


--
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Subject: Nine mockingbirds, Glenfield, Allegheny
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 7:51 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yesterday afternoon in the rain at Riverside Park in Glenfield I saw 9 northern mockingbirds at the railroad tracks -- all in one tree for a short time before they started chasing each other.  I've never seen this many at once.

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/



Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (21 Oct 2014) 56 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 7:41 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 82 82
Turkey Vulture 35 422 422
Osprey 0 34 85
Bald Eagle 0 26 59
Northern Harrier 0 37 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 699 844
Cooper's Hawk 2 74 90
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2074
Red-tailed Hawk 6 89 95
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 11 12
American Kestrel 0 35 53
Merlin 0 22 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 25
Unknown Accipiter 0 17 17
Unknown Buteo 0 4 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Eagle 0 4 6
Unknown Raptor 1 16 32

Total: 56 1606 4003
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Dale L. Gearhart

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01@comcast.net)



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Oct 21, 2014
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 19:44 pm
From: rckeller AT dejazzd.com
 
It was a slow day for raptors, but a big day for finches. Most of the Pine
Siskins and Purple Finches passed after 2 p.m. Perhaps they were waiting out
the fog.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, US-PA
> Oct 21, 2014 7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Lookout befogged till almost noon. Calm to very light winds
> most of the day. Large finch flight in afternoon.
> 36 species (+4 other taxa)
>
> Black Vulture 6
> Turkey Vulture 30
> Osprey 1
> Northern Harrier 2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 35
> Cooper's Hawk 2
> Accipiter sp. 1
> Bald Eagle 3
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
> Pileated Woodpecker 4
> American Kestrel 2
> Merlin 2
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 71
> Common Raven 3
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Brown Creeper 1
> Carolina Wren 2
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 25 Common October migrant here.
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 193
> Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
> Black-throated Green Warbler 2 Late but not unprecedented.
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
> blackbird sp. 50 Unidentified distant flock.
> Purple Finch 131 Fairly good flight year for this regular migrant.
> Pine Siskin 635 Large flights of this irruptive sp. in the last few
> days here. A few flocks of 100-200 birds in afternoon.
> American Goldfinch 4
> passerine sp. 4
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20301356
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa))
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 28th, 2014
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 19:40 pm
From: leroytabb AT hotmail.com
 
 Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 28th,  2014

Bird Migration Through Urban Landscapes

by Dr. J. Alan Clark
.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free. Bio of the presenter: Dr. Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Fordham University. While in New Zealand, Dr. Clark encountered his first penguins the yellow-eyed penguin. He was never able to get the incredible vision of wild penguins or his childhood dream of studying birds out of his mind. And eventually hearing the call of the wild, Alan left his law practice and began studying Magellanci penguins for his Ph.D. dissertation. His more-recent work has covered a wide variety of topics including Night migration of birds and bats through New York City and the effects of a public art installation/light show on migrating birds in Philadelphia. Directions: Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to: http://www.peacevalleynaturece... For further information please contact:LeRoy Tabbtabbleroy@gmail.com



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2014) 188 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 18:31 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 104 980 980
OS 0 69 348
BE 0 92 353
NH 2 79 118
SS 53 6274 7772
CH 4 288 417
NG 0 1 1
RS 1 50 60
BW 0 12 6544
RT 17 391 642
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 19 20
AK 2 140 298
ML 2 61 89
PG 0 41 54
UA 0 12 19
UB 0 6 16
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 2 17 52

Total: 188 8553 17807
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Fog, with visibility changing from 0 to 20km the first three hours, then
clearing to mostly cloudy with winds calm to light SE. Wind remaining light
changing to NW in the afternoon with occasional light rain.

Raptor Observations:
GE Juv 10:20

First bird - NH 7:15
Last bird - ML 3:05

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 10
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 18:26 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 118 136
Turkey Vulture 13 307 415
Osprey 0 33 109
Bald Eagle 0 43 90
Northern Harrier 0 48 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 2048 2344
Cooper's Hawk 2 167 223
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 0 127 193
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 14 16
American Kestrel 0 50 99
Merlin 0 30 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 23 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 34 3033 6765
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Morris Cox

Observers: Mike Dale

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Heavy fog first three hours. Some clearing with only .5 visibility followed
by haze and thick clouds remaining just above the ridge tops. Clearing
around 11:am. Wind ENE before shifting to WNW late. Temp 10-14C

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby & Yellow crowned Kinglets
White-breasted Nuthatch
Downy & Yellow-shafted Flicker
Ravens

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



Subject: Dauphin County backyard birds
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 18:19 pm
From: rspreha AT gmail.com
 
I had a Towhee, Purple Finch and Dark-eyed Junco at my backyard feeder
today. First of the fall for this location.

Rosemary Spreha
Harrisburg Pa



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2014) 53 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 18:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 26 89
Turkey Vulture 0 505 562
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 129 454
Bald Eagle 3 70 235
Northern Harrier 2 58 93
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 2766 3454
Cooper's Hawk 2 286 390
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 53 72
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 24 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 167 278
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 12 27
Golden Eagle 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 147 352
Merlin 2 101 160
Peregrine Falcon 0 36 76
Unknown Falcon 0 12 19
Unknown Raptor 0 23 59

Total: 53 4436 12718
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Rob Feldman, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Fog in am, hazy and partly cldy

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2014) 33 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 17:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 81 228
Turkey Vulture 6 280 676
Osprey 0 80 361
Bald Eagle 0 58 217
Northern Harrier 2 62 83
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 2430 3109
Cooper's Hawk 0 94 148
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 1 216 342
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 74 140
Merlin 0 45 90
Peregrine Falcon 0 41 62
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 68 182

Total: 33 3561 9720
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers:

Visitors:
Salisbury Middle School, Brandon Wehr


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 47-57F, Wind 0-5 mph E,NW, Cloud Cover
40-95%

Raptor Observations:
Very slow day; many of the birds were spotted far out in the distance just
above the horizon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Canada Geese(11), Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Assassin Bug,
Asian Lady Beetle, Northern Walkingstick

Predictions:
Rain likely, mainly after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 59. North wind 10
to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts
between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 21, 2014
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 15:08 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 0740-0940
Weather: Cloudy, NW wind to 10 mph, temp. 48 F, waves about two feet. Light rain showers.
Comments: Very little movement, but the highlight of the morning was the group of Red-necked Grebes that flew east past the watch.

Waterbirds counted:

Gadwall 1
American Wigeon 1
American Black Duck 1
Lesser Scaup 21
Surf Scoter 2
White-winged Scoter 11
Red-breasted Merganser 12
Ruddy Duck 6
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 10
unidentified loon 1
RED-NECKED GREBE 5
Horned Grebe 31
Common Tern 2


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



Subject: Fall birds in Lancaster County
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 10:57 am
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Today was amazing. As usual I was walking the dog down Umbletown Road in Gap. I was barely out the door when I heard White-throated Sparrows, and Chipping Sparrows. I soon had a nice view of a Golden-crowned Kinglet. An American Kestrel was sitting at the top of a tall tree in the pasture on the corner of Umbletown and Hoffmeier Roads. Song Sparrows were everywhere. At the sharp bend in the road, I had a whopping 47 Killdeer in a tobacco field and an immature White-crowned Sparrow. American Goldfinches were in the weed field eating seeds. On the way back, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, and more Chipping Sparrows were feeding in the Locust Trees. Where the stream crosses Hoffmeier, I had three Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and could hear Chipping Sparrows. I had a good size flock of White-throated Sparrows with two Dark-eyed Juncos mixed in with them. Once back in the trailer park, I could hear and see even more White-throated Sparrows. The winter birds are back! My
Ebird checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/view/checklist?subID=S20295203.

Pamela Fisher
goldeagle_60@yahoo.com
Gap, Lancaster County, PA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/p...



Subject: northampton township
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 10:22 am
From: sieminski1 AT frontier.com
 
While driving on Heitzelman Road in Plainfield Township
this morning I observed a Northern Harrier flying over
the farm fields.

Kathy Sieminski
Northampton County
Plainfield Township
Nazareth PA



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2014) 4 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 6:55 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 56 56
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 59 202
Northern Harrier 0 16 30
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 37 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 369 710
Cooper's Hawk 0 43 83
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 51 58
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 62 147
Merlin 0 10 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 18
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Raptor 0 6 16

Total: 4 756 3416
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bill Cranny, Mary Ellen Krober

Observers: Charles Smith

Weather:
South winds, 2-5mph. Partly cloudy, temperatures 48-62 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:
A slow day.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers, mainly this afternoon. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: Am.Restart, Nashville warbler, many kinglets, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 4:49 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yesterday around noon I paused for 50 mins on the bridge on the Lower Panther Hollow Trail near Bartlett because there were so many birds right there.  Best sightings were in a mixed flock dominated by golden-crowned kinglets:

1 American Redstart in juvenile/female plumage with a very slight droop in its left wing. It was quite able to feed and flit but the wing-droop may be the reason why it is so late.
1 Nashville warbler
a dozen golden-crowned kinglets
2 ruby-crowned kinglets
3 brown creepers
10 yellow-rumped warblers
6 common grackles -- these aren't common in Schenley in winter. The big flocks seem to have passed by already.


Complete checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20294158


Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/



Subject: First White Throat East Berlin, Adams County
Date: Tue Oct 21 2014 3:27 am
From: 0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Yesterday, also had my first White Throated Sparrow show up, along with a Coopers Hawk. No Juncos here yet. Still over-run by House Sparrows (18-20 still show up everyday....). Last year, the Coopers Hawk picked off a number of the House Sparrows.
Jason Verdier


-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Rowan
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:08 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] First White Throat Levittown Bucks County


Today, with the first frost on the ground, I saw my first White Throated
Sparrow. Now I really know the seasons are changing. Also noticed on my way to
work that the Great Egrets I had been seeing near the Core Creek Causeway were
not there.

Linda Rowan






Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 21:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 118 136
Turkey Vulture 36 283 391
Osprey 2 32 108
Bald Eagle 4 43 90
Northern Harrier 0 45 61
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 1832 2128
Cooper's Hawk 5 152 208
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 10 107 173
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 13 15
American Kestrel 1 45 94
Merlin 2 30 40
Peregrine Falcon 1 23 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 2 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 104 2748 6480
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Gayle McKinne, Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney, Linda McKinne,
Mike McKinne, Morris Cox, Rosemary Spreha, Steve Walthius,
Tom Garner, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
Visitors-95;Fine Sunday crowd&observers including Andy Francis, Lisa Black,
Tom Shaull(sp),Dick Shott, Tom Powers, Gayle&Tom McKinne, Linda& Mike
McKinne, Tom Garner,Joe Maloney,Rosemary Spreha, Joan Renninger, Steve
Walthius and Morris Cox


Weather:
Moderate to strong winds out of NNW all day. Temps in the low 40's climbing
to the mid 50's. Heavy cloud cover early in the day then clearing to 0%
cover over the last 5 hours of the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle(s): imm(s)@3:24EDT&4:12EDT;adult(s)@4:36&4:48EDT. Last bird of
the day-Peregrine Falcon@5:41EDT-low& near over north slope, excellent
photo's obtained.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-2; Dragonflies-2; Canada Geese-715; Grackles, Ravens,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Tree Swallow

Predictions:
Another fine day of weather and adequate wind and better
direction-SW-should produce a decent flight before the weather goes
downhill midweek.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: First White Throat Levittown Bucks County
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 20:08 pm
From: lrowan1 AT verizon.net
 
Today, with the first frost on the ground, I saw my first White  Throated Sparrow.  Now I really know the seasons are changing.  Also noticed on my way to work that the Great Egrets I had been seeing near the Core Creek Causeway were not there.

Linda Rowan



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2014) 243 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 19:14 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 80 227
Turkey Vulture 9 274 670
Osprey 0 80 361
Bald Eagle 1 58 217
Northern Harrier 17 60 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 177 2407 3086
Cooper's Hawk 5 94 148
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 9 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 18 215 341
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 2 74 140
Merlin 2 45 90
Peregrine Falcon 1 41 62
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 68 182

Total: 243 3528 9687
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, John Leskosky, Kathie Romano

Visitors:
Additional Observer:Dan Kunkle
Other:Salisbury Middle School, Channel 13 News, Wes Earp, Sue Earp, Zack
Romano, Pete Kell, Chris Leskosky


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 45-57F, Wind 0-8 mph S,SW,SSW, Cloud
Cover 40-90%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1500a
Peregrine Falcon:1305a
In general, birds were flying in from all directions. Some were low and
some were very high. There was a nice look at an adult Bald Eagle that came
close to the lookout.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(7), Canada Geese(7), Monarch(1), Eastern Towhee, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Blue Jay, Pigeon, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Cottontail
Rabbit, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Tussock Moth
Caterpillar

Predictions:
Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Light and
variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts
between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Wildwood Park
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 19:02 pm
From: alanwells505 AT gmail.com
 
Stopped by Wildwood in Harrisburg this afternoon on the way home. Walked up the towpath to where the lake widens back out and found it rather busy. Besides the resident Geese and Mallards there was a group of American Wigeons in the middle of the lake, a couple of American Coots mixed in with the Mallards as well as some Black Ducks and a couple Green Winged Teals. Two pair of Wood Ducks flew by but did not stop.

While I was there two Blue Herons flew in and preceded to put on a show of King of the Lake. One finally flew off and the other hung around for awhile strutting his stuff.

There was a Female Belted Kingfisher that flew by and perched in a tree watching the lake for about 15 minutes before she left.

Got a few shots of the action.

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

Alan Wells



Subject: Ruddy Ducks Allegheny county
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 18:01 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Tonight I had 2 ruddy ducks at imperial main pond. My FOS. Also present was a pied billed grebe. I observed something cool. Either a sharp shinned or coopers hawk hunting a huge flock of starlings. After a couple minutes hunting the flock as they flew from left to right so gracefully and fast the hawk gave up. Unbelievable!
Good birding,
Matthew juskowich      Allegheny County
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: PINE SISKINS ***Update*** - South Park, Allegheny Co.
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 17:49 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,

As an update, the Pine Siskin flock I had at South Park today was
eventually chased off by a Red-winged Blackbird flock. Apparently,
Red-winged Blackbirds also forage on pine cone seeds. That was a new thing
for me to see and learn. I included some horribly bad but identifiable doc
pics of an individual bird from the flock if anyone cares to check (see
link below). The siskins made their way up over the hill and out of sight
toward the model airplane field. There are many pine stands around the
area, so hopefully others and me will get to see these birds again. I'm not
sure if the presence of these birds harbors ill omens of a fierce winter
ahead, but I sure was stoked to see them this afternoon. The last time I
saw this species was in the winter of 2012-13 at Sewickley Cemetery, also
in Allegheny Co..

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20290318

Good Birding,

--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (20 Oct 2014) 251 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 17:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 118 136
Turkey Vulture 11 294 402
Osprey 1 33 109
Bald Eagle 0 43 90
Northern Harrier 3 48 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 197 2029 2325
Cooper's Hawk 13 165 221
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 20 127 193
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 14 16
American Kestrel 5 50 99
Merlin 0 30 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 23 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 13
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 251 2999 6731
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers: Brian Weaver, Dave Schwenk, Gary Koppenhaver, Jay George,
Morris Cox, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
Gayle McKinne, Ron Weinrauch. +9 others


Weather:
Moderate southwest wind under skies of mixed clouds and sun. Cool temps,
45-56.

Raptor Observations:
juv GE 11:55

Non-raptor Observations:
monarchs 8

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



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Oct 2014) 482 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 17:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 4 18 18
TV 116 876 876
OS 0 69 348
BE 5 92 353
NH 12 77 116
SS 257 6221 7719
CH 10 284 413
NG 0 1 1
RS 12 49 59
BW 0 12 6544
RT 54 374 625
RL 0 0 0
GE 3 18 19
AK 2 138 296
ML 2 59 87
PG 3 41 54
UA 1 12 19
UB 0 6 16
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 1 15 50

Total: 482 8365 17619
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella,
Keith Gingrich, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Martin Wilson, Jenny & Peggy Helm - 20


Weather:
Overcast morning with light southeast wind, some sun in the early
afternoon, then overcast again.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 6:20,12:51
BE 4YR 12:00
BE Ad 12:02, 12:42
GE Juv 11:14
GE Sub 1:35
GE Unaged 1:45
PG Juv 10:10, 12:10
PG Ad 12:21

First bird -BE 6:20
Last bird - SS 4:22



Non-raptor Observations:
CAGO -21
Monarchs -4
Loons -14
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2014) 183 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 17:10 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 26 89
Turkey Vulture 0 505 562
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 128 453
Bald Eagle 0 67 232
Northern Harrier 8 56 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 129 2731 3419
Cooper's Hawk 10 284 388
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 9 52 71
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 22 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 17 164 275
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 12 27
Golden Eagle 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 145 350
Merlin 0 99 158
Peregrine Falcon 2 36 76
Unknown Falcon 1 12 19
Unknown Raptor 0 23 59

Total: 183 4383 12665
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adam Carter

Weather:
Overcast, winds S/SE 0-11km/h

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2014) 21 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 15:51 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 26 71
TV 7 211 211
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 0 13 28
SS 5 868 1115
CH 1 62 140
NG 0 1 2
RS 1 8 19
BW 0 0 4350
RT 7 210 605
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 5 7
AK 0 23 85
ML 0 14 21
PG 0 23 35
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 2 10
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 15 50

Total: 21 1513 6963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Gorsuch

Observers: Ed Gowarty, Jim Rocco, Neil Woffinden

Visitors:
Jim Rocco, Neil Woffenden, Ed Gowarty, Sally Dick


Weather:
Light SW winds
Cloud cover 100%
Visibility up to32km
Average temp. 8c

Raptor Observations:
20 raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Flickers, Waxwings, Juncos, Pine Siskins, Brown Creeper,
Tufted Titmouse, Black capped chicadees

Predictions:
Rain showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



Subject: PINE SISKINS - South Park, Allegheny Co.
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 15:16 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,

I am currently observing a large foraging flock of approx 50+ PINE SISKINS in the pines beside the South Park Cottage at the far end of the stadium. For those unfamiliar with the area, the stadium is located immediately across from the South Park police office on Brownsville Rd.

Haven't seen PINE SISKINS in Allegheny Co. since winter of 2012-13. Cool!

Good Birding,

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



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 20, 2014
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 14:29 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 0730-0930
Weather: Variably cloudy becoming cloudy, SSW windto 5 mph, temp. about 45 F, waves a about two feet. One brief rain shower.
Comments: There was light movement over the lake with a fair number of Common Loons flying around..

Waterbirdscounted:

Canada Goose 8
Gadwall 4
American Black Duck 3
Mallard 5
Green-winged Teal 3
Lesser Scaup 21
Surf Scoter 17
White-winged Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 3
Red-breasted Merganser 8
Red-throated Loon 2
Common Loon 50
Horned Grebe 28
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Black-bellied Plover 4
Sanderling 13

Other bird moving over the lake:

Bald Eagle 1 adult


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







Subject: North Park; Allegheny County; 10/20/2014
Date: Mon Oct 20 2014 14:22 pm
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
  This morning I birded at north Park. I started in the Upper Field, moved to the Latodami area and finished at the New Wetlands. In spite of being dreary, there was a lot of bird activity. Across the road from the parking area for the Upper Field there was an enormous Poison Ivy vine on a dead oak tree with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet gleaning insects among the fruit. I have been observing this vine for a number of years and this year it has a huge amount of fruit. Highlights from this location:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)
White-throated Sparrow (6)

The Latodami pond and brushy fields were alive with birds including at least 50 Cedar waxwings, numerous sparrows, kinglets and goldfinches. The star was a raspberry colored male Purple Finch. My list of highlights is below:

Purple Finch (1)
White-throated Sparrow (5)
Cedar Waxwing (50)
Belted Kingfisher (1 male)
White-crowned Sparrow (8)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (6)

Nearby, the New Wetlands was also filled with very frisky birds including at least 13 Eastern Bluebirds, who were irritated by the presence of some Yellow-rumped Warblers. Also of note are two recently constructed beaver dams. My list of bird highlights is below:

Eastern Bluebird (13)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (4)
Field Sparrow (1)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2)
Cedar Waxwing (6)
Eastern Phoebe (1)

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



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