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27 Jun: @ 19:34:48 
RFI- birding by kayak at Conneaut/Geneva Marsh [Carole Winslow]
27 Jun: @ 14:49:31 
Re: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder [Wiltraut, Richard E]
27 Jun: @ 10:18:21 
Peregrine Falcon Drama, York Haven, PA [Dean Newhouse at Gmail]
27 Jun: @ 05:47:55 
Chuck-will's-widow Cumberland County (NO) [Vern Gauthier]
26 Jun: @ 20:36:28 
Re: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder [steve cottrell]
26 Jun: @ 18:30:47 
Erie County bird sightings [Jerry McWilliams]
26 Jun: @ 17:09:09 
Dickcissels Cumberland County [Vern Gauthier]
26 Jun: @ 15:53:46 
Re: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder [DAVID KOCH]
26 Jun: @ 15:43:15 
Re: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder [Don Weiss]
26 Jun: @ 14:16:26 
Re: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder [Simone D. Bennett]
26 Jun: @ 14:07:54 
Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder [Erin Melbert]
26 Jun: @ 13:53:54 
Bank Swallows & Ospreys - Allegheny Co. [Mark Vass]
26 Jun: @ 06:25:19 
missing falcon? [Cathy Brown]
26 Jun: @ 03:49:03 
Bethlehem, Northampton County eaglet and Arizona trip story [Dave DeReamus]
25 Jun: @ 17:54:14 
Bank Swallows - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
25 Jun: @ 15:03:40 
Clarion Co. - Cook Forest Warblers [Ryan Tomazin]
25 Jun: @ 12:48:25 
Greater Yellowlegs, Lebanon County [=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=95=95S=95J=95Stahl=95=95?=]
25 Jun: @ 08:52:34 
Red-headed Woodpecker, Green Heron - York County [Ann Pettigrew]
24 Jun: @ 20:36:51 
Osprey New Yard Bird Levittown Bucks County [Linda Rowan]
24 Jun: @ 17:33:24 
Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
24 Jun: @ 15:46:44 
dickcissel & yellow-br. chat, berks [Rudolph Keller]
24 Jun: @ 15:04:09 
Allegheny, North Park, 40th warbler / vireo species [Philip OBrien]
24 Jun: @ 12:14:51 
3rd nest, Eastern Bluebirds - Chester Co [steve cottrell]
24 Jun: @ 12:03:14 
Woodpeckers galore, Plumstead twp., Bucks Co. [Lisa Dziuban]
24 Jun: @ 11:54:23 
Re: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF [Gregory William Grove]
24 Jun: @ 11:40:24 
Lackawanna Eastern Whip-poor-will [Joe Greco]
24 Jun: @ 09:53:11 
Re: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF [Gregory William Grove]
24 Jun: @ 08:46:35 
osprey on football field lights [Barber, Patricia]
24 Jun: @ 08:33:44 
Re: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF [Andy Wilson]
24 Jun: @ 08:19:24 
Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF [Gregory William Grove]
23 Jun: @ 17:48:34 
Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail]
23 Jun: @ 13:12:54 
Merlins nesting in PA for 2016 ? [Dave Kruel]
23 Jun: @ 12:25:58 
Linn Run SP and Forbes SF; Westmoreland County; 06/22/2016 [Richard Nugent]
23 Jun: @ 12:14:51 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 28th, 2016 [LeRoy Tabb]
22 Jun: @ 15:57:15 
Central PA Birdline for 6.23.2016 [Mark Mcconaughy]
22 Jun: @ 15:07:47 
Cooper's Hawk chased - Chester Co [steve cottrell]
22 Jun: @ 12:46:02 
BREEDING BIRD BLITZ! RESULTS [Vern Gauthier]
22 Jun: @ 12:05:06 
Lake Redman Boardwalk York County, Little Blue Heron [Carolyn Mathur]
22 Jun: @ 08:26:04 
4 Dickcissels, southern Adams Co. [Andy Wilson]
21 Jun: @ 15:32:47 
Osprey [Herb Flavell]
21 Jun: @ 10:24:05 
Lancaster County, Indigo Bunting, wing trill [Meredith_Lombard]
21 Jun: @ 04:57:30 
Saw whet [Jim Borden]
20 Jun: @ 20:53:34 
Peregrine Falcon Levittown Bucks County PA [Linda Rowan]
20 Jun: @ 19:07:19 
Photo Study Of Peregrine Falcon Banding, Northeast PA, 6/20/15 [Howard B. Eskin,]
20 Jun: @ 16:06:41 
Kentucky Warblers, Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County [David Gibson]
20 Jun: @ 14:14:25 
Re: Great Egret with wing tags, Clearfield Co. [Alex Lamoreaux]
20 Jun: @ 12:46:39 
The further [Herb Flavell]
20 Jun: @ 11:09:22 
Dickcissels, Other Grassland Species- Adams County - 6/20/16 [Phil Keener]
20 Jun: @ 05:24:55 
BREEDING BIRD BLITZ! June 17-20 Day 4 [Vern Gauthier]
19 Jun: @ 18:55:37 
Erie County bird sightings [Jerry McWilliams]





Subject: RFI- birding by kayak at Conneaut/Geneva Marsh
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 19:34 pm
From: cjnal AT windstream.net
 
  Just looking for anyone with recent knowledge on kayaking through the marsh, as we plan to be there Wed morning.  I have old info on the route and some items I found online but nothing seems current.  Anyone with info on the best route and correct directions to the preferred starting point, I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance !

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion CO.



Subject: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 14:49 pm
From: rwiltraut AT pa.gov
 
Had my hummingbird feeder up all winter and the chickadees came every day.

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast Road Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone: 610.746.2801 Fax: 610.746.2804



Subject: Peregrine Falcon Drama, York Haven, PA
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 10:18 am
From: dean.newhouse AT gmail.com
 
Having been away the past week, my wife and I didn't really expect to find
the Peregrine Falcons still present at the York Haven site Sunday evening,
but they were still there. Two juveniles were still hanging around the old
Osprey nest site, which was used by the Peregrine Falcons this year. One
juvenile was still on the framing that supports the nest, and the 2nd was on
the facility rooftop several hundred feet southward from the nest site. Upon
arrival, we also found one adult high in a transmission line tower on the
hill behind us to the west of the dam facility. At first they were all
pretty calm, but after about a half hour another adult flew in, apparently
with a small catch. One of the juveniles flew out to meet it, and they met
in mid air, one going under the other, and it looked like they made an
exchange of something, feet to feet. The juvenile then flew back over to the
structure supporting the nest and clearly started to eat that something. The
other adult also flew down onto the scene before us and the other juvenile
too; there was a lot of vocalization and moving about, but eventually the
2nd juvenile went back to its post on the building and an adult went back up
to its sentry position on the tower high on the hill behind us. The other
adult landed in the smaller tower on the western embankment, but after a few
moments it dove down toward the glass covered office building behind some
trees. It was making a lot of noise, and we presumed it was a victim
struggling. But as we got a better vantage point, we found the adult
attacking its own image in the glass windows of the building. We tried for
an even closer vantage point, but then the other adult let out some screams
from its sentry position and took off out over the river. We quickly found
the target of its wrath was a mature Bald Eagle flying upstream. We
following this line of events as far upstream as we could see, but we lost
sight of them just as it appeared that the falcon was about to hit the eagle
from above. The eagle at that point too was flying at a much faster pace
than normal and in an evasive mode, but it seems likely that it took a hit
from the Peregrine. Meanwhile, the other adult continued to fight with his
unyielding adversary in the window for at least another 15 minutes. We could
clearly see smudge marks on the glass windows for this continued ordeal,
which has probably been recurring daily when the sun hits the windows just
right. Providing that it hasn't hurt itself on the window, the four
Peregrines appear to be doing well.



https://www.flickr.com/gp/9404...



Dean Newhouse

York County





Subject: Chuck-will's-widow Cumberland County (NO)
Date: Mon Jun 27 2016 5:47 am
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings,
Even though moonrise would not be until around midnight I thought I would go up and check for the Chuck-will's-Widow on Ridge Road. As suspected there was not a great deal of activity. All I heard were 3 Eastern Whip-poor-wills call once each between 9:05 and 9:07. I stayed for another half hour and no birds called during that time.
Vern Gauthier
Newville



Subject: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 20:36 pm
From: miami.07 AT hotmail.com
 
Have yet to see a Downy at a hummingbird feeder, but on random occasions I spot one feeding on sunflower seeds at the tube feeder used by finches, titmice, and chickadees. I had been led to believe that was not possible because of their zygodactal feet, but somehow they manage to latch onto the tube feeder perches and feed as easily as the other small birds.
steve cottrellChester Co



> Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:53:39 +0000
> From: davilene@VERIZON.NET
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
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> It happens on a semi-regular basis, depending on the shape of the feeder and individual woodpeckers. Some warblers, catbirds, orioles, and others do it too although downy woodpeckers seem to be the species that does it most often, most likely because of their size. Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net
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> On Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:43 PM, Don Weiss wrote:
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> From: Simone D. Bennett
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
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> Dear Erin,
>
> I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
> drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week. I have a hummingbird
> feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
> and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
> coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
> they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
> previous years I have never seen one do so.
>
> I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
> hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
> my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder. I believe
> recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
> page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
> either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.
>
> Sincerely,
> Simone D. Bennett
> sbennett@athenaat.com
> Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
> Western PA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
> [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
>
> Hello!
>
> For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
> Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
> ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
> "nectar". Seems like odd behavior.
>
> Any insights?
>
> Warmly,
> Erin Melbert
> Pocono Mountains
> Monroe County
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Erie County bird sightings
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 18:30 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported from Presque Isle S.P. this past week.


Least Bittern at least 2; June 23; Leo's landing

Piping Plover 1; June 23; Gull Point

American Avocet 1; from June 19 to at least June 21; Gull Point


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



Subject: Dickcissels Cumberland County
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 17:09 pm
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings,
I found another male DICKCISSEL singing in Cumberland County today. This one was in a small hedgerow in a field on Ponderosa Road about 1/10 of a mile south of the intersection with Pinedale Road. This is the 5th signing male of the season with one being reported on Hill Top Road, 3 on Hunters Road and now this one on Ponderosa.
Vern Gauthier
Newville



Subject: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 15:53 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
It happens on a semi-regular basis, depending on the shape of the feeder and individual woodpeckers.  Some warblers, catbirds, orioles, and others do it too although downy woodpeckers seem to be the species that does it most often, most likely because of their size.    Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net 

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:43 PM, Don Weiss wrote:


This was taken a few years ago at a cabin outside of rocky Mt National Park in Colorado. It seems they have a sweet tooth.  Vacation Shots
 



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      From: Simone D. Bennett
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
 
Dear Erin,

I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week.  I have a hummingbird
feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
previous years I have never seen one do so.

I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder.  I believe
recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.

Sincerely,
Simone D. Bennett
sbennett@athenaat.com
Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
Western PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Hello!

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
"nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone







Subject: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 15:43 pm
From: 0000009ab575ba1e-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This was taken a few years ago at a cabin outside of rocky Mt National Park in Colorado. It seems they have a sweet tooth.  Vacation Shots

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From: Simone D. Bennett
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Dear Erin,

I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week.  I have a hummingbird
feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
previous years I have never seen one do so.

I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder.  I believe
recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.

Sincerely,
Simone D. Bennett
sbennett@athenaat.com
Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
Western PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Hello!

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
"nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone





Subject: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 14:16 pm
From: sbennett AT athenaat.com
 
Dear Erin,

I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week. I have a hummingbird
feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
previous years I have never seen one do so.

I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder. I believe
recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.

Sincerely,
Simone D. Bennett
sbennett@athenaat.com
Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
Western PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Hello!

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
"nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 14:07 pm
From: erinm AT melbert.net
 
Hello! 

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the "nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Bank Swallows & Ospreys - Allegheny Co.
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 13:53 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I discovered a Bank Swallow colony at a quarry in Stowe Twp. a number of
years ago

I stopped there today and Bank Swallows continue there...I counted ten
Banks perched on a wire

I also stopped to check out a Osprey nest that is on a tower on Neville
Island...there were two adults and three juveniles present at the nest

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: missing falcon?
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 6:25 am
From: blueapis AT msn.com
 
Yesterday, in Hermitage, PA, I had a poor sighting of a small falcon flying in multiple circles just above tree level over the road.  I was looking almost into the sun and was driving, so I only had a silhouette, but it strongly appeared to have jesses.


Cathy Brown, Washington County



Subject: Bethlehem, Northampton County eaglet and Arizona trip story
Date: Sun Jun 26 2016 3:49 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
The young eagle along Route 412 in Bethlehem has been making practice flights around the nest tower over the last few days.  The other day, it was perched on the tower’s railing with wings extended, rocking back and forth in the breeze.  It won’t be long until it’s off on its own.

Also, I’ve posted a story with photos of an early June Arizona trip that provided three life birds and copulating Elegant Trogons. It can be found at: http://becard.blogspot.com/201...
To view the entire trip, click on “Older Posts” once you reach the bottom of the page.

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
PicasaWeb Photo Albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/be...
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho...



Subject: Bank Swallows - Beaver Co.
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 17:54 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I discovered a large Bank Swallow colony on the shore of the Ohio River in
Potter Twp. a number of years ago but unfortunately access to the colony
has been off limits by a locked gate and a no trespassing sign

This afternoon I stopped at Montgomery Dam Rd. and saw four Bank Swallows
in flight near where the colony is located

I also saw a juvenile Bald Eagle in flight while I was there

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Clarion Co. - Cook Forest Warblers
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 15:03 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
We went to Cook Forest yesterday, and I've never heard so many Blackburnians in one day in my life. Easily 25-30 birds singing, plus a female or two foraging.

Also good numbers of Black-throated Greens (12-15), Magnolias (5+), Pine Warblers (at least 5), Winter Wrens (3) Red-breasted Nuthatches (3) and Cliff Swallows (10-15). Plus a Yellow-rump, kinglets, a sapsucker and 40-odd more species.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: Greater Yellowlegs, Lebanon County
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 12:48 pm
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
I watched a Greater Yellowlegs actively feeding  in the pasture pool east of Prescott Rd. this morning.  A Couple of Killdeer were nearby, and the pond along Fox Rd. had some ducklings, Mallards, I presume.
Stan Stahl




Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker, Green Heron - York County
Date: Sat Jun 25 2016 8:52 am
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
We just had a green heron fly in for the first time ever this morning, probably to check out our koi pond.  Also, the red-headed woodpecker came into the feeders again which makes me think there could be a pair nesting in the woods behind us which I believe is a first.  A very fun morning of birds!

Hope all have a good weekend.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
Managing Veterinarian
Leader Heights Animal Hospital
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net
apettigrew@nvanet.com

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Subject: Osprey New Yard Bird Levittown Bucks County
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 20:36 pm
From: lrowan1 AT verizon.net
 
Tonight after 8 PM we had an Osprey fly over the house.  First Osprey for our yard list for this year.

Linda Rowan



Subject: Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 17:33 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
It's very dry in this part of the state right now, so the small creek that goes into our pond along with a nearby fruiting mulberry tree are getting most of the action. Rose-breasted grosbeaks continue to visit the feeders but now a lot of them are flying over the feeding area to go to the mulberries. Also in that tree have been orioles, woodpeckers, eastern kingbird, great-crested flycatchers, indigo buntings, and all of the expected common species, including several eastern bluebirds.A brown thrasher has become a regular visitor to the creek, as have several song and field sparrows, both adults and young. A pair of Carolina wrens that built a nest in a fuchsia hanging basket on the porch in the third week of May had four young, three of which fledged yesterday, the 23rd, and one of which died in the nest. Watching them bring in all kinds of insects, including many caterpillars that will never live to be adult moths or butterflies, was interesting. And, boy, were they vocal, making sounds I'd never heard come from them before.  A guttural clicking was new to me. I'm beginning to see more hummingbirds, including females finally, which is right on schedule here for me.  When the monarda begins to bloom, as it's just doing now, their numbers pick up.  Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net



Subject: dickcissel & yellow-br. chat, berks
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 15:46 pm
From: rckeller AT dejazzd.com
 
I spent an hour at Christman & Kunkel Rds. in Maxatawny Twp. seeking
Dickcissels at 6:30 a.m. One male sang in the pasture at the corner of
Kunkel & Siegfriedale Rds. A second male may have been there, but I never
saw two at once and never heard two singing. There's a nice colony of
Bobolinks in that pasture, and other grassland spp. are present. I found no
Dickcissels at Christman Rd., where the cows have been moved into the
pasture the Dickcissels were in.

For locals who haven't seen Yellow-breasted Chats, there are three males
singing and displaying at SGL 106, Pine Swamp Rd. at the base of the
Kittatinny below Hawk Mt. Look in the grassland/scrub section of the
gamelands. One of the males I saw today had a golden-orange breast, maybe
the result of eating fruits of invasive Asian honeysuckles (Lonicera
morrowii/L. tatarica), which are in bountiful fruit there.
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



Subject: Allegheny, North Park, 40th warbler / vireo species
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 15:04 pm
From: 000000c52ba70782-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
After North Park hosted double digit shorebird species this spring, I finally made it out briefly again today and observed at close range a singing Yellow-breasted Chat, which is cumulatively my 40th warbler / vireo species in the park, and 15th warbler / vireo species on territory in the park in 2016.  While Chats are fairly common in appropriate habitat in the southern portions of the county, where they even maintain territory outside certain shopping centers, I last saw this species in the northern portion of the county on May 13, 1995. 
Notably, in addition to being a migratory stop over destination, North Park offers a wide range of suitable breeding territory and has hosted a number of northern species including Solitary Vireo, Brown Creeper, and Purple Finch, and southern species such as White-eyed Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, and Kentucky Warbler, among others...
Sincerely, Philip O'Brien



Subject: 3rd nest, Eastern Bluebirds - Chester Co
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 12:14 pm
From: miami.07 AT hotmail.com
 
The female Eastern Bluebird using the nest box 50 feet from the house started her 3rd nest this morning, just 2 days after the 4 young from her 2nd brood fledged. The second clutch had 5 eggs but only 4 hatched. When removing the 2nd nest on Wednesday I expected to find the unhatched egg, but the nest was empty.  It remains a mystery how unhatched eggs sometimes but not always disappear from nests.
steve cottrellLondon Britain Twp



Subject: Woodpeckers galore, Plumstead twp., Bucks Co.
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 12:03 pm
From: dziubanlisa AT gmail.com
 
Today I have been seeing a male and female Hairy woodpecker at my peanut feeder. Now they have two young with them, feeding them peanuts. Also have two separate broods of Downey woodpeckers, feeding and cavorting. 

Lisa Dziuban



Subject: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 11:54 am
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
I do not know of any publication of results. However results by species, state, and year can be seen at

http://www.nightjars.org/surve...

In PA, obviously nearly all reports are of Whips, tho there are a handful of Nighthawks (not every year). 2016 PA data is far from complete.

Greg


From: "Andy Wilson"
To: "greg"
Cc: "PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG"
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 9:33:38 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF

Great to hear about the new high count, Greg. Very impressive! Has anyone published any results/summaries from the nightjar surveys? I haven't come across anything.
cheers

Andy

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Gregory William Grove < gwg2@psu.edu > wrote:


Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF, including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the 7th year.

The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43. This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had record high counts.

Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I have birded there.

Greg Grove

Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
gwg2@psu.edu






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Subject: Lackawanna Eastern Whip-poor-will
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 11:40 am
From: joe AT grecofamily.org
 
At 2am on Friday, my nephew Jeremy recorded a Whip-poor-will behind the Wegmans on rte 6 in Dickson City. He said it sounded like it was coming from behind the old Walmart.  You locals will know where I mean.  

I have the recording he made if anyone wants it. It sounds like just one bird.


Joe Greco
Upper Hanover
Montgomery County



Subject: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 9:53 am
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
I do not know of any publication of results of the nightjar surveys, which began about 8-9 years ago. However results by species, state, and year can be seen at

http://www.nightjars.org/surve...


This project is through College of William and Mary, in Va. Many potential routes are available in PA. Sadly many would have few (maybe very few) nightjars, but that information is still valuable (i.e. so-called "negative" data is important)

http://www.nightjars.org/parti...

(not completely sure about this but I believe most routes are set up based loosely on BBS routes - though there are only ten stops (at least one mile apart) and they need not correspond exactly to BBS stops, they can even deviate from the BBS route (as mine do for a few stops))


In PA, obviously nearly all reports are of Whips, tho there are a handful of Nighthawks (not every year). 2016 PA data is far from complete.

Greg


From: "Andy Wilson"
To: "greg"
Cc: "PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG"
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 9:33:38 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF

Great to hear about the new high count, Greg. Very impressive! Has anyone published any results/summaries from the nightjar surveys? I haven't come across anything.
cheers

Andy

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Gregory William Grove < gwg2@psu.edu > wrote:


Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF, including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the 7th year.

The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43. This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had record high counts.

Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I have birded there.

Greg Grove

Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
gwg2@psu.edu






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Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr...



Subject: osprey on football field lights
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 8:46 am
From: patbarber AT pa.gov
 
PGC is conducting a comprehensive nesting survey of osprey this year.  There's been a report of an osprey nest on lights at a football field, but without a specified location.  We would like to include this and all nests you're aware of.  If you have any information on this or other osprey nests, please report them.  If you're willing to fill out a data sheet they can be found at http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Informat...  Otherwise please send: location, date, nesting behavior seen, structure supporting nest and your contact information to osprey@pa.gov.  With your help every nest in PA will be counted.

Thanks,
Patti Barber
Endangered Bird Biologist
Pennsylvania Game Commission



Subject: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 8:33 am
From: awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com
 
Great to hear about the new high count, Greg. Very impressive! Has anyone
published any results/summaries from the nightjar surveys? I haven't come
across anything.

cheers

Andy

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Gregory William Grove wrote:

> Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF,
> including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the
> 7th year.
>
> The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43.
> This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had
> record high counts.
>
> Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I
> have birded there.
>
> Greg Grove
>
> Greg Grove
> Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
> 9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
> 814 643 3295
> gwg2@psu.edu
>



--
Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr...



Subject: Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF
Date: Fri Jun 24 2016 8:19 am
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF, including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the 7th year.

The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43. This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had record high counts.

Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I have birded there.

Greg Grove

Greg Grove
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
814 643 3295
gwg2@psu.edu



Subject: Lebanon County Birds
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 17:48 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
I birded 3 areas today SGL 211 west of Goldmine Road on the Railroad bed to
the 2 beave dams. My highlights. I used a Barred Owl tape and sat back, a
Barred Owl was silent and sat maybe 3 seconds, then flew off. I had 2
Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Waterthrush -2, Louisiana Waterthrush-5. Not
one Black-throated Green Warbler .T hen at the Box Car Rocks area these
highlights, also SGL 211, Common Raven-3 adults, Warblers -Nashville and
Blackburian one each are rare breeders for the county. Also Northern Parula
-1, Chestnut-sided -2, Black-throated Green-1, Prairie- 3, Kentucky-1 maybe
a migrant singing nice song out of habitat. Then at Memorial Lake State Park
with a light rain there was no waterfowl at all.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Merlins nesting in PA for 2016 ?
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 13:12 pm
From: dkruel300 AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,
I was wondering if anyone was aware of how many pairs of Merlins nested in PA this year ? ....or even if you are just aware of one pair or a few pairs

Also, if you may have that info by county. Definitely not asking for specific locations.

Would be good if you could post response to the list.

Thanks much.

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



Subject: Linn Run SP and Forbes SF; Westmoreland County; 06/22/2016
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 12:25 pm
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
  Yesterday I birded in Linn Run State Park and Forbes State Forest. I started out by walking to the Spruce Flats Bog and then a portion of the Wolf Rocks Trail. In addition to a nice variety of warblers, I was treated to my favorite bird song (Veery) and saw lots of Mountain Laurel in bloom. In the Rhododendron I had a Canada Warbler at close range. I drove slowly down the long hill to the Grove Run Trail in Linn Run SP. I heard more Veerys singing for most of the drive. On the Grove Run Trail my favorite bird was a singing Winter Wren. On the drive home, I stopped at Blair Brothers Railroad Grade. The Cicadas were out in force providing a background din. Surprisingly the Cicadas did not prevent me from hearing most birds. The best observation at this location was my FOY Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly. My list of bird highlights is below:

Veery
Hooded Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Ovenbird
Dark-eyed Junco
Great Crested Flycatcher
Canada Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Hermit Thrush
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Louisiana Waterthrush
Acadian Flycatcher
Winter Wren

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



Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 28th, 2016
Date: Thu Jun 23 2016 12:14 pm
From: leroytabb AT hotmail.com
 
Bucks County Birders Program for
Tuesday June 28th, 2016

_________________________________________________

Photos from Forty Years of Birds





by Armas Hill


_________________________________________________


Program Description:
From birds in Bucks, to others in Alaska, Colorado, and Texas, and in places as far-flung as Patagonia in southern South America, as well as in the Andes and the Amazon, in Costa Rica and the Yucatan, and in Okinawa and Hokkaido in Japan, and Iceland and Spain.Forty years, all in forty minutes.An enjoyable evening, with lots of birds._________________________________________________


About the Speaker:



Armas Hill has been a naturalist, birder, and traveler most of his life, since he grew up in Bucks County PA. His interests have included creatures, birds and others, that are rare. Armas has birded in many locations all around the globe. He is the owner/operator of "Focus On nature Tours" for over 22 years.
_________________________________________________



The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM
at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.




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 Tabb


tabbleroy@gmail.com



















Subject: Central PA Birdline for 6.23.2016
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 15:57 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* June 23, 2016
* PACE1606.23
Bird Highlights
BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (Susquehanna Co.)
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (Adams Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Adams, Cumberland & Lancaster Cos.)
PINE SISKIN (Franklin & Lycoming Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
June 23, 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, June 23, 2016.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was found on June 18 at Artillery Ridge is Gettysburg National Military Park (KM).

Two DICKCISSELS were seen on June 20 along Possum Hollow Road between Route 234 and Germany Road (PK).

One DICKCISSEL was observed on June 19 in grasslands along Pumping Station Road (BP).

Two DICKCISSELS were seen on June 21 along 2-148 Bigham Road (AW).

Two DICKCISSELS were observed on June 21 along 850-998 Cunningham Road (AW).

CARBON COUNTY:
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER continues to be seen through June 20 at Wild Creek Reservoir (RR).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Up to 2 DICKCISSELS continue to be seen through June 20 along Hunters Road (VG, VB, NM, SB).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Up to 2 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through June 21 (VB, NM).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
There is a possible DICKCISSEL singing on June 17 in a field north of Wissler Road between Middle Creek and S. Fairview Road west of Ephrata (BC).

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found on June 18 along Lime Rock Road (PF, ME).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
Up to 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 1 PINE SISKIN were seen between June 16 and 20 at a cabin off Slate Run Road (TF, DB).

MONTOUR COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on June 18 along the Chillisquaque Trail at Montour Preserve (SF, MK).

PERRY COUNTY:
One GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on June 18 along Kansas Valley Road in Tuscarora State Forest (VG).

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:
A possible BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD was seen on June 20 off Route 106 near the Mountain View Schools (DS).

One NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was calling on June 21 in a yard (LB).

UNION COUNTY:
Up to 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen through June 20 along Wolfland Road (WS).

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be found through June 19 along the Dales Ridge Trail (MH).

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: V. Barnes (VB), Lynn Borden (LB), Dan Brauning (DB), Scott Brookens (SB), Bruce Carl (BC), Mike Epler (ME), Pamela Fisher (PF), Tom Forwood Jr. (TF), Steve Fullmer (SF), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Matthew Karns (MK), Phil Keener (PK), Nancy Magnusson (NM), Kari McNelis (KM), Bonita Portzline (BP), Rich Rehrig (RR), David Snyder (DS), William Snyder (WS) and Andy Wilson (AW). 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: Cooper's Hawk chased - Chester Co
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 15:07 pm
From: miami.07 AT hotmail.com
 
With its young about to fledge, the adult male Tree Swallow is aggressively guarding the space around its nest. This morning I watched it harass a American Crow flying by.  Not long after, it went after a Cooper's Hawk flying at a greater height over the yard. I watched to see if its mate was about to become a single parent, but it successfully escorted the hawk out of the area without being harmed.
Not sure if the Tree Swallow was taking a foolish risk, or if it knew it could outfly the hawk.
steve cottrellLondon Britain Twp



Subject: BREEDING BIRD BLITZ! RESULTS
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 12:46 pm
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings, another Breeding Bird Blitz is in the books! Thank you once again to our sponsors American Birding Association (ABA) - www.aba.org, Bird Watchers General Store - http://birdwatchersgeneralstor... Birds of Central Pennsylvania - www.buteobooks.com/, Eagle Optics - www.eagleoptics.com, Lost Creek Shoe Shop, 643 Oakland Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059, PA Society for Ornithology (PSO) - www.pabirds.org, Phone Skope - www.phoneskope.com/birding/, and thank you to all who participated by submitting data on PA Breeding Birds to eBird if you submitted a checklist in the contest or not.
The winners for our 4 categories are as follows:
Basic Prize – One year Gift ABA Membership and ABA hat to Peter Burns of Erdenheim PA – what are the odds that Peter would win the same category again as last year? But he did!
Breeding Codes Prize – One Year Gift PSO Membership and 2nd PBBA Book to Jonathan DeBalko of Drums PA.
Nocturnal Prize – $30 Gift Certificate and hat from Bird Watchers General Store and a Phone Skope set up to Diane Bierly of State College.
Registered Prize – A copy of “Birds of Central Pennsylvania,” along with a gift certificate to the Lost Creek Shoe Shop and an Eagle Optics Harness Strap and Vortex Lens Cleaning Kit to Bobby Brown of Montoursville PA. We may have to outlaw Bobby from future contests as last year he won 2 of the 4 prizes and this year one of the 4 prizes!
A full recap of the Blitz including stories from the field and pictures will be in the Fall issue of the PSO Pileated. Next year the PA Breeding Bird Blitz June 16th through 19th. Keep on going out and entering data in eBird on our PA Breeding Birds.
Do The Blitz!
Vern Gauthier
Newville PA



Subject: Lake Redman Boardwalk York County, Little Blue Heron
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 12:05 pm
From: cmathur AT ycp.edu
 
An immature (white) Little Blue Heron was feeding on the lake by the
parking lot from 8 AM this morning until I left at 11 AM. May still be
there.

Carolyn Mathur,
York

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Subject: 4 Dickcissels, southern Adams Co.
Date: Wed Jun 22 2016 8:26 am
From: awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday afternoon I saw 4 singing Dickcissels in Freedom Township, Adams.
Two were on Bigham Rd (previously found by Bonnie Portzline), and two on
Cunningham Rd (all close to Pumping Station Rd). I'm sure there are others
in the area.

Cheers

Andy

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Subject: Osprey
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 15:32 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
This is an Audubon link to a live cam at an Osprey nest.
http://explore.org/live-cams/p...

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob,Milk Can Corners,Susquehanna County



Subject: Lancaster County, Indigo Bunting, wing trill
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 10:24 am
From: 000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Greetings all, 

I video recorded a male Indigo Bunting singing on territory recently. In addition to his repetitive song, he had a series of chips, but most surprisingly, he “trilled” by apparently rapidly vibrating his wings and tail. The audible communication employing vibration of feathers has been documented in the Club-winged Manakin of South America (and possibly other birds) but I could find no mention that Indigo Buntings also employ this strategy.

A link to the video is here: https://flic.kr/p/Hs7pYD

Full photostream: www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/

Hope you enjoy!

Meredith Lombard



Subject: Saw whet
Date: Tue Jun 21 2016 4:57 am
From: jim_mac69 AT bordenphotography.com
 
Saw whet owl calling at day break near our hedgerow.
Yellow bellied sapsucker
Pileated woodpecker
White breasted nuthatches
Northern mocking birds
In back lawn this morning

Lynn, Susquehanna county
Jim Borden

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Peregrine Falcon Levittown Bucks County PA
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 20:53 pm
From: lrowan1 AT verizon.net
 
A new yard bird for 2016.  An adult Peregrine falcon was seen on the top of the high tension power line tower tonight.  It had prey in its talons that was still moving. It ate a little and then took off and was replaced on the tower by a resident Red Tail Hawk.  It may have taken off because it saw the Red Tail headed its way.  The Peregrine moved to the next tower and continued to eat.

Linda Rowan



Subject: Photo Study Of Peregrine Falcon Banding, Northeast PA, 6/20/15
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 19:07 pm
From: hbeskin AT voicenet.com
 
Dr. Art McMorris, the Peregrine Falcon Coordinator Of The Pennsylvania
Game Commission, led a team of volunteers up to the top of one of
northeast Pennsylvania's cliffs this morning to band three Peregrine
Falcon chicks. The three males were about twenty-four days old. The
parents flew around and kekked at us during the entire process but
immediately calmed down as soon as the newly-banded, examined and
documented chicks were returned safely to their nest site on the cliff.
To see today’s Photo Study, please click on the following link:

http://www.howardsview.com/Cli...

Regards,
Howard

Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA



Subject: Kentucky Warblers, Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 16:06 pm
From: 20cabot AT gmail.com
 
Hi all, There are 3 or more very visible and vocal Kentucky Warblers on
territory at Gifford Pinchot State Park. They are on the Lakeside Trail
that heads northeast from the boat ramp area, which is at end of the road
by the Gifford Pinchot State Park Office (on Route 77). That trail is
especially birdy, and appears to be one of those hidden gems that folks
don't know about. I birded from the boat ramp area to the dam. Dave Gibson,
Chesapeake, VA



Subject: Great Egret with wing tags, Clearfield Co.
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 14:14 pm
From: aslamoreaux AT gmail.com
 
More information on wing-tagged Great Egrets - http://ebird.org/content/carib...

Many are moving between the Caribbean/Southeast USA and the Great Lakes region - providing a great opportunity for PA birders to search for wing tags on these large, white birds. The tags really stick out and are on both sides of the egrets.


Alex

I'm out birding, so this email was sent from my iPhone!

> On Jun 17, 2016, at 6:40 PM, drichards7 AT VERIZON.NET wrote:
>
> Yesterday, I discovered a Great Egret with blue wing tags in the swamp along Platt Road outside of DuBois. I have never recorded a Great Egret in the county in the month of June, let alone a tagged one. Unfortunately, the numbers on the tags had worn off. The bird was still present today.
> Dan Richards
> Treasure Lake



Subject: The further
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 12:46 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
Adventures of  Flavell’s Bonnie Dell farm. After I feed my birds I put a hand full of un shelled peanuts into both coffee cans for tomorrows feeding. Yesterday I went out to find a can on the floor minus the peanuts. That means there is a Chip Monk inside my porch. For further proof I bought 2 LED night light bulbs for $9.99 with a 5 year life span for the 14 welcome candle lights in each of 14 porch windows. I put one bulb in. It worked fine. I put the second in it did not work so I checked the candle wire as I pulled it from behind the click clack it went bang and flashed. The Chippie had eaten the wire coating. So we now have no more welcome candle lights in our 14 porch windows. Then last night we had a visit by the bear again. This time he/she took a full nyjer feeder off the hook and ate every seed. I found the feeder this morning at the bottom of the stars. Then it must have decided it was thirsty so it went after the hummer feeders. I found both of them empty this morning on the ground. One is busted. My 2 adopted sons are heartbroken because the lights were to welcome my deceased wife home someday. Now without the lights she wont find our house. They saw that in a movie. Who am I to say its not true. So I guess I will have to fill the feeders early in the AM. Then take them in at night. I wonder what’s next. 
Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County.



Subject: Dickcissels, Other Grassland Species- Adams County - 6/20/16
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 11:09 am
From: 000000761ae5c4e1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning at 10:05 am I drove along Possum Hollow Rd in the far eastern part of the county. There was hay cutting and baling occurring to the east of Germany Rd on Possum Hollow RD so I concentrated on the western portion of Possum Hollow Rd  between Rt 234 and Germany Rd. it was a worthwhile trip with singing birds and great looks at a pair (M/F) of Dickcissels, four Eastern Meadowlark, a pair of Grasshopper Sparrows, and a Savannah Sparrow. This area is suitable breeding habitat for all these species but the extenive hay cutting may have temporarily concentrated them to this area. The observations were in the cow pastures along the south side of the road. The dickcissels were on the western side of the farm with one silo. Dickcissels were listed as "probable" breeders near here on Brough Hill Rd in the 2nd PBBA.

Regards,
Phil Keener
East Berlin
Adams County



Subject: BREEDING BIRD BLITZ! June 17-20 Day 4
Date: Mon Jun 20 2016 5:24 am
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings!
All good things must come to an end? Not really. While it is true this is the last day of the BLITZ you can enter breeding bird data on eBird all summer long, and I certainly encourage you to do so. It may not be as exciting to many as a migrant flock or adding species to your state or county list for the year but the data is important to collect. As far as the BLITZ goes you can enter you checklists from any day of the BLITZ (17-20) through noon time tormorrow (Tuesday). The drawing will be made later in the day and all prize winners will be notified by email. Winners will be announced after contact has been made with all prize winners. Thank you to those who have sent their stories and pictures, please keep sending them. Thank you to all who enter eBird Checklists on the breeding birds of PA our collective efforts can make a difference over time. Full info on the PAB3 can be found at http://www.pabirds.org/PABBB.p...
All the best,
Vern Gauther
Newville



Subject: Erie County bird sightings
Date: Sun Jun 19 2016 18:55 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Only a couple of birds to report this week.


Piping Plover 1 banded adult seen until at least June14; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.

American Avocet 1; June 19; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.


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



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