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21 Oct: @ 19:24:06 
Second Mountain (21 Oct 2017) 126 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 18:28:52 
Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2017) 307 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 18:04:44 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2017) 88 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:59:48 
Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2017) 148 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:15:59 
Rose Tree Park (21 Oct 2017) 109 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 16:50:30 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Oct 2017) 58 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 16:42:57 
Allegheny Front (21 Oct 2017) 139 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 16:30:41 
Silver Lake in Bucks County [Doug Filler]
21 Oct: @ 16:23:44 
Allegheny Front (19 Oct 2017) 13 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 15:35:15 
Rusty Blackbirds - Butler Co. [Mark Vass]
20 Oct: @ 19:56:37 
Waggoner's Gap (20 Oct 2017) 106 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 19:53:14 
Second Mountain (20 Oct 2017) 61 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 18:22:45 
Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Oct 2017) 44 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 17:57:32 
Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 17:53:16 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2017) 183 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 17:17:00 
Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2017) 206 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 16:30:57 
Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2017) 31 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 16:04:42 
Jefferson County Raptors [drichards7]
20 Oct: @ 13:07:32 
Re: Hummingbird in Lewisburg [Scott Weidensaul]
20 Oct: @ 12:47:28 
Re: Hummingbird in Lewisburg [DAVID KOCH]
20 Oct: @ 12:33:42 
Call for Summer (6/1-7/31) Photos for PA Birds Publication [Ted Nichols II]
20 Oct: @ 11:46:19 
Dunlin - Allegheny Co. [Mark Vass]
20 Oct: @ 09:07:58 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 20, 2017 [Jerry McWilliams]
20 Oct: @ 08:35:13 
venango [jerry stanley]
19 Oct: @ 21:31:17 
Hummingbird in Lewisburg [Sandy Lockerman]
19 Oct: @ 19:48:54 
Waggoner's Gap (17 Oct 2017) 260 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 19:47:54 
Bake Oven Knob (19 Oct 2017) 105 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 19:24:58 
Second Mountain (19 Oct 2017) 100 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 18:31:58 
Waggoner's Gap (19 Oct 2017) 332 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 18:02:12 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Oct 2017) 74 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 17:48:32 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Oct 2017) 196 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 16:37:56 
Rose Tree Park (19 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 15:39:12 
Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2017) 22 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 14:40:10 
Lewisburg Hummingbird, Union County [Dave Kerr]
19 Oct: @ 12:13:58 
Late Season Hummingbirds [Bob Schutsky]
19 Oct: @ 10:36:53 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 19, 2017 [Jerry McWilliams]
19 Oct: @ 10:18:37 
Update on hummingbird in Lewisburg [Sandy Lockerman]
18 Oct: @ 19:34:29 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Oct 2017) 37 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 18:46:11 
Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2017) 675 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 18:33:09 
Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2017) 674 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 18:15:20 
Allegheny Front (18 Oct 2017) 65 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 17:33:13 
Second Mountain (18 Oct 2017) 65 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 17:02:09 
Bake Oven Knob (18 Oct 2017) 95 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 16:54:23 
Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2017) 81 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 16:54:10 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Oct 2017) 56 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 16:30:38 
Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2017) 48 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 15:56:02 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 24th, 2017 [LeRoy Tabb]
18 Oct: @ 12:09:44 
Calliope hummingbird in Lewisburg. [Sandy Lockerman]
18 Oct: @ 09:28:01 
OT: Hog Island registration [Scott Weidensaul]
18 Oct: @ 09:14:06 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 18, 2017 [Jerry McWilliams]





Subject: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2017) 126 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 19:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 80 95
Turkey Vulture 0 90 90
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 1 20 80
Northern Harrier 4 12 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 91 720 903
Cooper's Hawk 5 116 146
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 12 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 14 67 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 3 5
American Kestrel 0 34 74
Merlin 0 11 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 9

Total: 126 1192 6302
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Andy Francis, Gary La Belle, Jay George, Rosemary Spreha,
Steve Rannels, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
Visitors-18, Hunters-4


Weather:
Temps starting out in 40's getting to 70 by mid afternoon. High thin clouds
with winds mostly out of the south.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. AD.-12:05; G.E. AD. 12:45; G.E. Imm./Juv.-3:10, this bird had a most
unusual ID feature of white at the junctions of the leading edge of the
wing and neck/body. Should be watched for down ridge(s). Other features
included extensive white on tail with narrow terminal band and light
primary bases that extended into the outer most secondaries. Witnessed by 6
experienced watchers for over 15 minutes from all angles. Photos were
taken.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-27; Buckmoth
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2017) 307 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 18:28 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 38 38
TV 48 1080 1080
OS 0 33 232
BE 4 93 350
NH 8 42 63
SS 186 2642 3648
CH 12 195 255
NG 1 6 6
RS 4 17 22
BW 1 7 8053
RT 33 189 368
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 7 10
AK 1 57 249
ML 2 42 59
PG 1 53 67
UA 1 9 15
UB 0 1 12
UF 1 1 4
UE 0 5 5
UR 2 20 73

Total: 307 4537 14609
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Joe Yoder,
Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed, Ron Freed, Tim Johnson

Visitors:
Lanner Johnson, Tony Pires, Glen & Lori Mitzel, 58


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds with light SW wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 12:22, 12:31, 12:58
BE AD 12:29
GE Sub 10:02
GE AD 1:46
PG AD 12:17

First bird - SS 7:08
Last bird - SS 3:58

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 102
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Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2017) 88 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 18:04 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 5 343 358
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 28 271
Bald Eagle 5 67 220
Northern Harrier 0 17 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 42 1255 1824
Cooper's Hawk 17 164 221
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 3 39 48
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 18 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 16 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 11 85 160
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 15
Golden Eagle 1 8 8
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 59 220
Merlin 3 54 97
Peregrine Falcon 0 42 58
Unknown Falcon 0 13 19
Unknown Raptor 0 15 29

Total: 88 2239 14356
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Ellen Grim, Laurie Goodrich, Laurie Goodrich,
Zoey Greenberg, Laurie Goodrich, Zoey Greenberg,
Adehl Schwaderer, Matt Wlasniewski, Zoey Greenberg,
Zoey Greenberg, Adehl Schwaderer

Weather:
Partly cldy, light winds, warm temps

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles--2nd yr--1226, AD 1345, AD 1404, 2nd yr 1430, 3rd yr 1443
golden ealge IMM at 1148

Non-raptor Observations:
dc cormorant , canada geese, 6 raven , kinglets, YR warblers, juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2017) 148 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 17:59 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 9 61 200
Turkey Vulture 17 279 638
Osprey 1 31 260
Bald Eagle 1 77 286
Northern Harrier 3 21 42
Sharp-shinned Hawk 91 987 1345
Cooper's Hawk 6 125 181
Northern Goshawk 1 2 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 17 30
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 9 114 231
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 11 11
American Kestrel 1 23 102
Merlin 0 29 44
Peregrine Falcon 0 27 40
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 73 213

Total: 148 1880 12521
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Jeff Hopkins

Observers: Ron Kline

Visitors:
Sue Martin, Chris Hugosson, Mark Boyd, Jessica Morris, Ed Wanamaker, Dave
Strawn, Dan Michael, Dave Moore, Jim Funk, John Frain, Dan Knarr, LV
Audubon Society


Weather:
Clear and unseasonably warm. Calm winds in the morning, very light SW
winds in the afternoon. 50% cloud cover in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle: 1212i
Golden Eagle: 1052a, 1334a (also 1230i non-migratory)
N. Goshawk: 1206u

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch: 15
Raven: 3

Predictions:
Nice with sun through high clouds. High 73F. Winds SE 5 mph with gusts to
9 mph.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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



Subject: Rose Tree Park (21 Oct 2017) 109 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 17:15 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 79 255 255
Black Vulture 3 3 3
Osprey 0 15 92
Northern Harrier 0 6 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 1 20 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 102 262
Cooper's Hawk 1 55 81
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 53 152
Merlin 1 7 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 5 8

Total: 109 558 3378
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut

Observers: Curt Calafut

Weather:
Winds shifting from NW to S by the end of the day. Temperatures mild, and
some cloud cover

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 40

Double-crested Cormorants- 8

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with SE winds
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Report submitted by Holly Merker (hcybelle@gmail.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Oct 2017) 58 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 16:50 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 17 73 73
Osprey 0 11 122
Bald Eagle 7 77 179
Northern Harrier 0 11 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 320 611
Cooper's Hawk 8 106 211
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 21 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 2 43 50
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 70 184
Merlin 0 4 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 58 757 12179
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 20:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

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



Visitors (24): Gina Sheridan, Dennis Murphy, Kathleen Pileggi, Pete
Zeigler, Maria & Elias Zouras, Rick Stuckey, Robin Gibson, Fran DeMillion,
Tom Brokaw, Jeff Wahl, Rosemarie Mannion, Anita Regester, Pam Dimeler,
Scott Dimeler, Steve Cottrell, Sandy Stowell, Don Gallagher, Sue
McLaughlin, Michelle Scheive, Henry Scheive, Christian Scheive, Paul
Scheive.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Sunny (0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps
55 - 72F, Winds NW @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (75) and Turkey Vultures (70).



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





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



TODAYS BBB: ---Nobody Whined, yet Everyone Did---

A big day is at hand, with the hawk watch and our wine & cheese evening,
but will it all have enough of a bouquet? Lets see how the cork pops
Well let the day breathe. Rather than drink in the hawks, Ill try to
swirl and sip it all in. Savor the subtle aging. Brooding? A brooding
wine?? Ill show you brooding! Just have me miss a close Golden Eagle
while otherwise occupied and therell be one brooding whine around here,
with rich overtones, I can tell you; the language refreshingly spicy and
juicy-sweet, yet full-bodied with rich textures and soft nuances, still,
retaining a sharp bite. Conversely, should a Goshawk come by, as one did
mid-sip on a previous wine tasting event, my verbiage may turn boldly
flavorful and well-defined. Just where do these wine folks get their
descriptors? Is there a wine adjective class? I missed that one. Ahhh,
too cheesy? Youre right - just drink it in, Larry!

An adult Bald Eagle flew by as I write this no whine emanating from me.
Meanwhile, the very few, high, wispy clouds we did have for background
visibility this morning have dissipated, leaving me to concentrate on
searching for hawks in jet contrails. Ever do that? Not good! Impervious
to visibility problems, 2 calling Ravens came by again midday.

Although a perfectly clear sky is a drawback for we hawk watchers, it is by
all means a benefit for those with astronomical inclinations. We might
just catch a bit of the Orionid meteor shower as a bonus, tonight! The
stars are aligned, if not shooting. We shall see, what we shall see.

Another Raven was reported yesterday along the Octorara Creek in Southern
Chester County (SB). A Kestrel, 2 Bald Eagles, Northern Harrier, Solitary
Sandpiper, and a Green Heron were at nearby Longwood Gardens walk on
Sunday. (IS) Ian also reports that one of our adult White-crowned
Sparrows, banded last spring, has his band on it. It returned to the very
same place as it was banded last year having traveled thousands of miles,
back and forth. AMAZING! And speaking of amazing those Gummey sisters,
that confounded bird is still here (plastic Martin decoy, to those new to
the story). I cant seem to get him to leavesuggestions?

Gina & Dennis from Delaware arrived and were thrilled to get our
White-crowned Sparrows as state birds. Later, at one time I had 47
vultures soaring directly above me, and I had bathed and everything! They
were mostly blacks, with a few Turkeys mixed in, but no Golden Eagle, as
sometimes happens. That would have made it all worthwhile.

After the watch, our Wine & Cheese evening and Owl Prowl event was on. A
few people didnt show up, still our lot was completely full with 22
people. Not bad, huh? Anita accepted the challenge and came with a
Scottish wine, when I said none existed. You gotta watch those drinking
library folk. Everyone loved her wine and the others we selected for the
evening. They paired well with the Doe Run Farm cheeses, and others
brought for the occasion. Our beer from Victory, remained untouched, as
our folks were clearly fans of the grape. THATs not a Victory, now is it?
Alas, dont feel badly Victory, for nobody sampled my freshly brewed
famous (infamous?) field coffee, either.so, were tied. This hurt our
own barista (ME), quite deeply. Clearly the star of our show continues to
be the visual presentation and ambiance of Velveeta cheese, paired with the
incomparable velvety smoothness of Mad Dog 20/20. What can I say? (Right,
Mike?) (LOL)

Thanks Kathleen, for all your incredible assistance in helping us pull this
splendid evening off and creating a fine spread and presentation. Everyone
agreed - it was beautiful and tasty! After enjoying that, with the music
as a backdrop, and still right on our scheduled timeline (is THAT even
possible?), could Harp karaoke and a sing-a-long be far off? No, youre
right, it wasnt! A few brave folks (and those with voices) joined in. We
had a blast! A word about that harp playing and that portable
amplification [arranged by harp schlepper and roadie (groupie?), husband,
Scott] it was simply exquisite, Pam you, that magnificent harp, the
atmosphere, the sound. Just beautiful and perfect for where we were. I
could just look at a harp and be taken to a special place in my mind. You?
The fact that it makes sound such magical sound, when coerced by an
artisan like Pam is just a bonus! It was a perfect classy background.
Thank you and your harp-schlepper/roadie/sound man/groupie husband, Scott!


All the while, our bonfire raged with warmth, an appropriate ambient glow,
and smores and marshmallows working on their tans. The kids loved it
right Michelle and Paul? A quick cleanup, dousing the fire with 10 gallons
of water, a brief, well owl briefing, and we were off on our Owl Prowl
where we were thrilled by a close encounter with Barred Owls, which sprang
into song whenever we left them, but did give us close, but brief looks,
including a direct flyover. Screech Owls were heard, too. The kids were
simply thrilledok, and some of the adults looked thrilled, too Maria,
Elias, Pam (who loves owls to begin with), among them. I think we all can
agree, though that owl was dedicated to you, Pam. Thanks. As we
listened to the chorus of Barred and Screech Owls, a lucky few of us even
caught fleeting glimpses of meteors dashing across the sky.

Next time, maybe I hear some low-key guitar strings.some John Denver,
Country Roads, perhaps. Or my favorite, Looking for Space. My
favorite lyricSometimes I fly like an Eagle, sometimes Im deep in
despair. That sums it up for mehow about you? You up for it Pam? Ken?
I can see it now bonfire, owls calling, and the sweet sound of acoustic
guitar, as we savor wine, cheese and accoutrements Ill go to work

To everyone there this night, thanks for helping create the experience,
enjoying it with each other - it was a special evening outdoors in nature
at beautiful Bucktoe! And if you werent here, where were you? I cant
wait to do all this again and soon. Its a ton of work right, Kathleen
but so worth it in the smiles we see, birds we encounter, and laughs and
memories we will shareforever. It all adds music to our lives.
ethereal Celtic Harp music



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



4-Wood Duck, 2-Barred Owl, 2-Screech Owl, 1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
2-COMMON RAVEN, 2-Horned Lark, 2-American Pipit, 10-Palm Warbler,
2-Savannah Sparrow, 8-White-crowned Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (6): Monarch - 5, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary.
Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (1):
Eastern Cottontail.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 10.76; Steps: 25,233; Floors:
48.



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



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 51; this season: 128



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





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a fine day.



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

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Allegheny Front (21 Oct 2017) 139 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 16:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 3 8 23
TV 10 168 178
OS 0 5 71
BE 2 22 156
NH 1 5 19
SS 35 457 602
CH 3 31 62
NG 0 0 2
RS 2 5 21
BW 0 0 3576
RT 75 313 535
RL 0 0 0
GE 4 6 6
AK 0 8 24
ML 2 10 19
PG 2 15 26
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 6 27
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 139 1060 5365
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.02 hours

Official Counter: Brian Wargo

Observers: Bob Stewart, Dave Darney, Gene & Nancy Flament,
Jeanine Ging, Jim Rocco, Joe Kelly, Karen Jackson

Visitors:
Meadow and Theo ,Barry abd Sydney Gibson, Joe Sabo, Malcolm and Jackie
Harter, Dave Barker, Mark Potchak, Karen Jackson, Nicole McMoy, Stewart and
Maeve VanHorn, Dave Poder, Bob Gorsuch, Rhoda nad Dan Wolfe, Sharon and
Chris Youngblood, Mark and Susan, Ed Vanichelle, Nancy Schrock, Wayne
Sierer


Weather:
East wind, sunny and warm

Raptor Observations:
2 Bald Eagles at 12:20, both adult and very low, both gliding along the
edge.

10:09 2 Golden Eagle Adult that were low, gliding,and along the edge.

12:23 Golden Adult with a very low glide PEE.

2:25 Golden Eagle Juvenile, very low, soaring, and ALE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jays, 30 Crows, 2 Flickers, Downy Woodpecker, Red Bellied Woodpecker,
Cedar Waxwings, Robins, Painted Lady bins, Monarchs, Cabbage White,
Frittilary, Cloudless Sulphur, Tiger Swallowtail

Predictions:
East Winds and Sun
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo (brianwargo@gmail.com)


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Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks County
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 16:30 pm
From: d.filler AT verizon.net
 
The following were seen on The Morning Bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol PA.

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 21, 2017 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
Participants: 5
33 species

Canada Goose 20
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 8
Green-winged Teal 5
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Ring-billed Gull 5
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 10
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 25
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 28
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 12

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

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

Doug Filler



Subject: Allegheny Front (19 Oct 2017) 13 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 16:23 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 5 20
TV 3 129 139
OS 0 5 71
BE 1 20 154
NH 0 4 18
SS 4 419 564
CH 0 28 59
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 5 221 443
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 0 8 17
PG 0 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 6 27
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 13 871 5176
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Gorsuch, Bob Stewart

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Bob Stewart, Jim Rocco

Weather:
Temp 12 to 17 degrees C.
Light to Moderate winds from WNW, W, then NW.
Cloud cover 0%.
Visibility 40 km.

Raptor Observations:
13 migrating raptors.
Bald Eagles -1 Ad at 1:30 PM.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob@stewart.net)


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Subject: Rusty Blackbirds - Butler Co.
Date: Sat Oct 21 2017 15:35 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I was at Lake Oneida this afternoon and had two Rusty Blackbirds foraging
on a mudflat

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (20 Oct 2017) 106 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 19:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 38 38
TV 31 1032 1032
OS 0 33 232
BE 2 89 346
NH 0 34 55
SS 35 2456 3462
CH 9 183 243
NG 0 5 5
RS 3 13 18
BW 0 6 8052
RT 16 156 335
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 5 8
AK 1 56 248
ML 2 40 57
PG 0 52 66
UA 0 8 14
UB 0 1 12
UF 0 0 3
UE 1 5 5
UR 4 18 71

Total: 106 4230 14302
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Diane McLaughlin, Eric Beck,
Gene Wagner, Pat Freed, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Sunny, clear blue skies and light to moderate NW wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - SS 8:30
Last bird - BE 3:56

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 2

RBNU

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


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Subject: Second Mountain (20 Oct 2017) 61 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 19:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 76 91
Turkey Vulture 14 90 90
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 2 19 79
Northern Harrier 1 8 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 629 812
Cooper's Hawk 13 111 141
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 8 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 2 53 94
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 4 34 74
Merlin 1 11 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 61 1066 6176
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Fred Habbeger, Fred Zimmerman, Gary La Belle, Tom Power

Visitors:
6 vista view with 19 people
2 hikers and 2 birders


Weather:
1-5mph winds out of the WNW with no cloud coverage and
temperature range of 58F to 69F. intermittent wind gusts of 5-8mph.

Raptor Observations:
IBE@1:15pm,2:28pm

Non-raptor Observations:
common crows, ravens, red bellied and downy woodpeckers, goldfinches, blue
jays, robins, white breasted nuthatches
tufted titmice, chickadees, ruby crowned kinglets and cedar waxwings.
4 monarch butterflies
2 buck moths

Predictions:
some clouds possible with warmer temps and winds 6-8mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Oct 2017) 44 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 18:22 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 8 8
TV 0 192 192
OS 0 4 52
BE 0 24 70
NH 1 10 22
SS 17 321 417
CH 0 38 56
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 6 12
BW 0 2 2445
RT 23 92 114
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 4 4
AK 1 18 60
ML 1 21 27
PG 0 13 16
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 10

Total: 44 758 3508
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jon Kauffman

Observers: Jon Kauffman

Visitors:
Jim Dunn, Randy Flamet, Serge Bielanko, and Arle Wise.


Weather:
Clear skies with NW winds at 4-7mph. Good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Flight was to the north and getting high by mid-day. Golden Eagle was
harassed by a group of Common Ravens the entire way down the ridge.

AMKE: Unk
NOHA: Male
GOEA: Juv.(1050EST)



Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose 2
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Barred Owl 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 7
Common Raven 12
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 16
American Robin 16
European Starling 10
Cedar Waxwing 56
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 24
Dark-eyed Junco 13
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2

Monarchs: 7
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (jvk5019@gmail.com)


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Subject: Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 17:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 5 20
TV 29 155 165
OS 0 5 71
BE 0 19 153
NH 0 4 18
SS 3 418 563
CH 0 28 59
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 17 233 455
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 1 8 24
ML 0 8 17
PG 0 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 6 27
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 50 908 5213
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Sally Dick

Visitors:

dave Kipp, Bee. Young, Georgia Shark, Greg Hertiler, Steve Martson and
Wendy Martson, Sally Dick, and Bob Gorsuch


Weather:
West wind with speeds from 4 to 11.9 MPH--

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, Bluejays, Flickers and Cedar Waxwings

Predictions:
probable west wind without precipitation
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick (thomas's.d@gmail.com)


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2017) 183 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 17:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 3 338 353
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 28 271
Bald Eagle 6 62 215
Northern Harrier 0 17 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 128 1213 1782
Cooper's Hawk 9 147 204
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 36 45
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 17 26
Broad-winged Hawk 0 16 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 18 74 149
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 15
Golden Eagle 4 7 7
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 5 59 220
Merlin 3 51 94
Peregrine Falcon 0 42 58
Unknown Falcon 1 13 19
Unknown Raptor 0 15 29

Total: 183 2151 14268
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.8 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: Bob Davidheiser, David Barber, Levo, Levon Harutyunyan

Weather:
Clear with NW winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1345A, 1417I, 1421I, 1441J, 1500A, 1504I

GOEA: 1236J, 1257J, 1522A, 1544I

Non-raptor Observations:
yellow-bellied sapsucker, blue-headed vireo, ruby-crowned and
golden-crowned kinglets, brown creeper, hermit thrush, yellow-rumped
warbler, pine warbler, rusty blackbird
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2017) 206 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 17:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 52 191
Turkey Vulture 7 262 621
Osprey 0 30 259
Bald Eagle 8 76 285
Northern Harrier 1 18 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 107 896 1254
Cooper's Hawk 18 119 175
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 14 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 28 105 222
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 9 9
American Kestrel 5 22 101
Merlin 4 29 44
Peregrine Falcon 2 27 40
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 9 69 209

Total: 206 1732 12373
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Bob Astleford, Lance Leonhardt, Richard, Rob Keith

Visitors:
A few day hikers.

Additional Observers: Scott Keys, Doug Burton, John Leskosky, Dave Leibert.


Weather:
55-65F, clear skies all day with good visibility (20 miles). NW winds
increasing in speed as day progressed (5-11 mph).

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (8): 1014a, 1014i, 1028a, 1030i, 1116i, 1230a, 1342a, 1345i.

Golden Eagle (4): 1205i, 1222i, 1255a, 1610a.

Peregrine Falcon (2): 1045a, 1633a.

Unidentified Eagle at 1326.

Cooper's Hawk taking dives at a group of three Common Ravens.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (10), Raven (17), Yellow-rumped Warbler, Carolina Wren, Chickadee,
Blue-headed Vireo, Cape May Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blue Jay,
Cedar Waxwing.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in
the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2017) 31 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 16:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 15 176 176
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 15 92
Northern Harrier 0 6 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 2 19 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 80 240
Cooper's Hawk 4 54 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 52 151
Merlin 0 6 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 5 8

Total: 31 449 3269
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers: Bob Kelly, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Scott Tuttle


Weather:
Bright blues skies with sparse clouds, and NNW winds dominating, with
speeds up to 15mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 15

Double-crested Cormorants- 36
Canada Goose 120

Common Raven- 1

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light and variable winds, mostly from the S
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (hcybelle@gmail.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Jefferson County Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 16:04 pm
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
This afternoon I spent exactly one hour on SGL #244 on a ridge top with an expansive view watching migating birds of prey. Between 1 and 2 pm I identified the following:


Turkey Vulture 23

Bald Eagle 1

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2

Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 9


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Hummingbird in Lewisburg
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 13:07 pm
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
Sandy's experience with this odd little hummer in Lewisburg is a reminder to all of us that hummer ID can be tough, even in the hand. In terms of size, it's spot-on for a calliope, but there were a number of puzzling features about it that had several experts around the country (with whom Sandy and I shared her photos) scratching their heads before concluding it was just an unusually tiny, strangely marked immature male rubythroat. 

This is the second "runt" rubythroat we've encountered that passed initially for a calliope; I banded one in Berks County back in the early 2000s that had me fooled until I gave it a close second look in the hand. I suspect that many birds (of many species) that linger far beyond their normal migratory times have something a little squirrelly in their genetic makeup, since migration itself is genetically encoded. The small size, short tail, unusually heavy buffy markings on the head and nape of this bird may all indicate some hiccups in the overall software.

As Arlene noted below, this is a learning experience, and an interesting one. Let's hope there are lots more late (and mostly western) hummers to come this fall.

On a side note, the Elvey's third-year-returnee female rufous is still at their feeder in Quarryville, Lancaster Co., where she reappeared in early August. Visitors are welcome; email Terri Elvey at telvey@comcast.net to set up a visit.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA


On Oct 20, 2017, at 1:43 PM, DAVID KOCH wrote:

> Sandy,
> I'd like to thank you and the other banders for the work you do with these late hummers. The "book" on them has been rewritten in the last 20 years because of all the effort put forth by the banders.
>
> Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net
>
> On Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:31 PM, Sandy Lockerman <000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG> wrote:
>
>
> The hummingbird in Lewisburg is not a Calliope. I have determined that it is a very small young male Ruby-throat based on a number of characteristics including facial pattern, R1 (center tail feather) shape and most importantly the sixth primary shape. Sometimes these hummingbirds can be challenging this time of year with odd measurements and unusual appearances.
> My apologizes to those who made a long trip based on my first identification. Even with a bird in the hand, it can be hard to identify one especially when it is not a full adult male.
> Sandy LockermanHarrisburg, Dauphin Co.
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>



Subject: Hummingbird in Lewisburg
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 12:47 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
Sandy, 
I'd like to thank you and the other banders for the work you do with these late hummers. The "book" on them has been rewritten in the last 20 years because of all the effort put forth by the banders.

Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:31 PM, Sandy Lockerman <000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG> wrote:


The hummingbird in Lewisburg is not a Calliope. I have determined that it is a very small young male Ruby-throat based on a number of characteristics including facial pattern, R1 (center tail feather) shape and most importantly the sixth primary shape.Sometimes these hummingbirds can be challenging this time of year with odd measurements and unusual appearances.
My apologizes to those who made a long trip based on my first identification. Even with a bird in the hand, it can be hard to identify one especially when it is not a full adult male.
Sandy LockermanHarrisburg, Dauphin Co.

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Subject: Call for Summer (6/1-7/31) Photos for PA Birds Publication
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 12:33 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Do you have some great photos of any birds taken in Pennsylvania from June
1, 2017 - July 31, 2017? Or a picture of a notable/significant sighting
from that period? (Please note I have already received MANY excellent
submissions of the Roseate Spoonbills, I would encourage you to submit
other birds for consideration unless you have something incredible as we
already have more than will be able to be printed for consideration.)


I am currently accepting photo submissions through end of day Oct 29, 2017
to be considered for publication as space permits in the Pennsylvania
Society for Ornithology (PSO) Summer 2017 issue of Pennsylvania Birds.


**Important Note** Images submitted must be high-res and are preferred to
be horizontal shots. Submitted images must be able to be cropped to 1050px
x 700px with a resolution of 300 px/in for horizontal images. If space
allows high-quality vertical portrait shots may be used, but they take up
the space of 2 photos in the layout used by the journal. Vertical photos
submitted must be able to be cropped to 1050px x 1313px at 300 px/in.


Some further instructions... If your submission does not follow the
instructions below or contain the info requested below, it will not be
processed!


- Submissions for consideration **must** be taken during the above date
range and emailed to pabirdsphotos@gmail.com, please make mention of the
word SUMMER in the subject line to simplify processing.


- Please do not submit me dozens of images for consideration, please do
some initial limiting/judging of selections on your end that reflect the
best of your work. However, if you have 15 different images of truly
notable sightings in the state from this period, I'll gladly accept them
for consideration!


- VERY important!!! For each image attached to the e-mail, you must include
a description in the body of the e-mail for that image. Best format to
follow: Species Name - Location, County, DD Month. Sentence about
significance if known/applicable. (Photographer Name) Example: Antillean
Nighthawk - Presque Isle SP, Erie, 12 June. This bird represented a first
state record and was observed through 1 July. (John Doe)


- Please also submit your photos for consideration in full resolution or as
close to full resolution as possible as these will be printed. Your photo
also may be considered for a cover shot and a 250KB image just won't work
for that! I need to be able to crop your photo to fit the space as it
permits in the journal and a precropped / low-resolution image is
problematic for that. It's safe to say that if you're sending me an image
under a megabyte in size, it isn't going to be the resolution I need to
work with. I also need room to crop the image to the specs used for the
newsletter (exact specs posted above) and an extremely tight crop may not
allow me to do that.


- Photos selected for printing in the issue will be credited to the
photographer, please DO NOT submit watermarked/signatured images or they
will not be considered. The image should be clean of any add-ons.


Thanks for considering submitting your photos for consideration for our
statewide ornithology journal!


Regards,

Ted Nichols II

Photo Editor, Pennsylvania Birds

Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)



Subject: Dunlin - Allegheny Co.
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 11:46 am
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This morning there was a DUNLIN and a Wilson's Snipe present at the
Imperial Grasslands main pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 20, 2017
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 9:07 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle State Park
Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 0725 to 0855
Weather: Mostly clear,temp. 47 F, calm wind, waves one foot.
Comments: A few scaup moved west during the first 30minutes of the watch, then little else after that

Waterbirds recorded:

Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 5
Mallard 3
Lesser Scaup 272
Red-breastedMerganser 8
Double-crestedCormorant 1
Dunlin 2


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



Subject: venango
Date: Fri Oct 20 2017 8:35 am
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
I have been hearing 1 or 2 siskins flying over, the last 3 mornings


Jerry Stanley
170 Keith Lane
Franklin PA 16323
bhnsjerry@hotmail.com
814-432-4496



Subject: Hummingbird in Lewisburg
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 21:31 pm
From: 000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The hummingbird in Lewisburg is not a Calliope. I have determined that it is a very small young male Ruby-throat based on a number of characteristics including facial pattern, R1 (center tail feather) shape and most importantly the sixth primary shape.Sometimes these hummingbirds can be challenging this time of year with odd measurements and unusual appearances.
My apologizes to those who made a long trip based on my first identification. Even with a bird in the hand, it can be hard to identify one especially when it is not a full adult male.
Sandy LockermanHarrisburg, Dauphin Co.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (17 Oct 2017) 260 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 19:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 5 21 21
TV 196 735 735
OS 0 32 231
BE 5 75 332
NH 2 24 45
SS 38 1842 2848
CH 2 119 179
NG 0 4 4
RS 1 5 10
BW 0 6 8052
RT 7 92 271
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 2 5
AK 0 55 247
ML 0 28 45
PG 1 50 64
UA 1 8 14
UB 0 1 12
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 1 14 67

Total: 260 3117 13189
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Claudia Orr, Bill Telfair, Glenn Mitzel,
26


Weather:
Sunny, clear skies with light NW breezes.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - NH 7:07
Last bird - SS 4:30
BE WB 12:25, 12:30
AD 12:25, 1:35, 2:45
GE SUB 12:15
PG JUV 2:35

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 19



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


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Subject: Bake Oven Knob (19 Oct 2017) 105 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 19:47 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 47 186
Turkey Vulture 8 255 614
Osprey 3 30 259
Bald Eagle 5 68 277
Northern Harrier 1 17 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 56 789 1147
Cooper's Hawk 8 101 157
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 19
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 6 77 194
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 5 5
American Kestrel 1 17 96
Merlin 3 25 40
Peregrine Falcon 1 25 38
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 60 200

Total: 105 1526 12167
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Kathie Romano, Richard, Rob Keith

Visitors:
Some day hikers.


Weather:
55-67F, hazy morning caused poor visibility until early afternoon. Clear
skies all day with SW winds at 2-6 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (5): 1224i, 1320a, 1443i, 1448i, 1527i.

Golden Eagle (1): 0958i.

Peregrine Falcon (1): 0948a.

Migrating Sharp-shinned Hawk diving a Turkey Vulture until Turkey Vulture
turned and started diving the sharpie.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (14), Raven (5), Carolina Wren, Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker,
Blue-headed Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2017) 100 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 19:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 68 83
Turkey Vulture 10 76 76
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 1 17 77
Northern Harrier 0 7 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 69 616 799
Cooper's Hawk 9 98 128
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 5 51 92
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 1 30 70
Merlin 0 10 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 13 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 100 1005 6115
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Randy Miller, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper, Tom McKinne,
Tom Power

Visitors:
10 birders
3 hunters


Weather:
A cloudless day with a very gentle SW breeze. Temperature range of 46 to
66. Visibility fair to good

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE at 12:35
First bird SS at 9:30

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 60, Painted lady 25, Buck Moth 2

A wildfire or a prescribed burn provided us with lots of smoke in the
afternoon

Predictions:
Much like today but winds will be out of the NW
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (19 Oct 2017) 332 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 18:31 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 33 33
TV 64 805 805
OS 1 33 232
BE 7 82 339
NH 6 33 54
SS 207 2386 3392
CH 15 172 232
NG 0 5 5
RS 0 9 14
BW 0 6 8052
RT 26 134 313
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 5
AK 0 55 247
ML 5 38 55
PG 0 51 65
UA 0 7 13
UB 0 1 12
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 0 13 66

Total: 332 3869 13941
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gary LaBelle, Gene Wagner,
Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Watkins Nature Center (10), 11


Weather:
Sunny clear skies with light to moderate SW wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - SS 7:58
Last bird - CH 4:12

BE AD 4:08, 2x1:35, 3x1:40
4th 1:10

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 15
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Oct 2017) 74 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 18:02 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 13 56 56
Osprey 0 11 122
Bald Eagle 10 70 172
Northern Harrier 0 11 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 298 589
Cooper's Hawk 7 98 203
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 19 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 10 41 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 70 184
Merlin 0 4 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 74 699 12121
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Carol Spease, Kathleen Pileggi, Lorrie Sherron

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



Visitors (7): Rick & Fran Schumacher, Kathleen Pileggi, Lea Gummey, Carol
Spease, Lorrie Sherron.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Sunny (0-5% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles,
Temps 48 - 69F, Winds SW @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (70) and Turkey Vultures (70).



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





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



TODAYS BBB: ---Katy Did What?---

This was the day before our big Wine & Cheese evening with a Celtic Harp
performance by Pam Dimeler, Bonfire, and Owl Prowl and theres ever so
much to doincluding watching this huge sky. Hope youre one of the many
coming to tomorrows event.

One of the Gummey girls was here today.I consider myself fortunate it was
but one those Gummeys are EVERYWHERE! (Got you, girls!)

At 12:20, Carol and I were treated to two Ravens, first croaking, then seen
cavorting to our north. Lorrie arrived, just missing them. At 1:10pm, an
eagle came through, then a Raven (obviously, for Lorrie), then another
eagle. We didnt know what to look at, did we ladies? This last Raven was
being chased by a Coopers Hawk that simply would not give up the airspace.
I am so very happy for you Lorrieand I has little to do with the Raven.
You know why

A Katydid graced my computer screennot just my ears. The sky had birds in
it all day if you could find them. There was movement, under cover
of.wellunder cover of clear blue skies!



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



2-COMMON RAVEN, 1-Horned Lark, 1-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1-American Pipit,
15-Palm Warbler, 7-White-crowned Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (8): Monarch - 20, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles &
Amphibians (0): Mammals (1): Eastern Cottontail.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 7.42; Steps: 17,414; Floors:
38.



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





TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 49; this season: 128



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





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like yet another clear blue sky awaits with light
favorable winds. It will be fantastic for our Wine & Cheese event in the
evening.



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

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


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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Oct 2017) 196 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 17:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 80 335 350
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 26 269
Bald Eagle 1 56 209
Northern Harrier 2 17 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 80 1085 1654
Cooper's Hawk 8 138 195
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 35 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 14 23
Broad-winged Hawk 1 16 10724
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 56 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 15
Golden Eagle 2 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 1 54 215
Merlin 8 48 91
Peregrine Falcon 2 42 58
Unknown Falcon 0 12 18
Unknown Raptor 0 15 29

Total: 196 1968 14085
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Ad, Adehl Schwaderer, Adehl Schwaderer, Jon Levin,
Bill Mack, David Hughes, Laurie Goodrich, Paul Heveran

Weather:
Clear light winds SW to West

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle--AD 1455 pm
Golden Eagle--Imm 920, Imm 1310

Non-raptor Observations:
77 monarch butterflies, 33 RC kinglets, 9 GC kingles, % siskin, 7 WT
sparrow, 13 raven, 98 waxwing, 187 robin, 28 YR warbler
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Rose Tree Park (19 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 16:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 2 161 161
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 14 91
Northern Harrier 0 6 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 17 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 74 234
Cooper's Hawk 1 50 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 49 148
Merlin 0 6 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 5 8

Total: 10 418 3238
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, Dave Eberly

Observers: Bob Kelly, Dave Eberly, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Sam Mayer


Weather:
Cool in the morning & warmed to 70F in the afternoon. Clear cloudless skies
with steady south & SW winds. Tough viewing conditions & southerly winds
make a low count.

Raptor Observations:
Very little raptor migration detected

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch butterflies:22

Birds of interest included a good number of chipping sparrows, 8 dark-eyed
juncos,both kinglets, a palm warbler, bluebirds, red-winged blackbirds and
a belted kingfisher

Predictions:
The winds are predicted to be more favorable for migration. Sunny, with a
high near 72. Northwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly (david.eberly@gmail.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2017) 22 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 15:39 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 8 8
TV 0 192 192
OS 0 4 52
BE 0 24 70
NH 1 9 21
SS 15 304 400
CH 1 38 56
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 6 12
BW 0 2 2445
RT 4 69 91
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 3 3
AK 0 17 59
ML 0 20 26
PG 1 13 16
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 10

Total: 22 714 3464
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Trudy Kyler

Observers: David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Visitors:
13-one from Belarus


Weather:


Raptor Observations:
N Harrier-female

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch-2, Tree Swallow-46, Yellow-rump-2, Junco-2, Cedar Waxwing-22, TV-3,
BV-3, Carolina Wren-1, Raven 3
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler@verizon.net)


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Subject: Lewisburg Hummingbird, Union County
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 14:40 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I have posted on my Flickr page photos taken this morning of the

mystery hummingbird in Lewisburg:



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





Dave Kerr

Carlisle



Subject: Late Season Hummingbirds
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 12:13 pm
From: info AT birdtreks.com
 
Dear PABirders,

Recently, a CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was observed at a feeder in Lewisburg,
Union County, PA. It was was captured and banded by a licensed bander,
and the identity confirmed, for one of very few records in the state.
This is a western US hummer, exceedingly rare in the East. There have
also been a number of Rufous Hummers observed in PA and other eastern
states this fall. Some even return for two or more consecutive years,
like the female Rufous Hummer in Quarryville, Lancaster County. And
there are several other species that have been observed and confirmed in
PA. Most of these rarities show up in late summer and into the fall.

So, we ask you to keep your hummingbird feeders clean and filled as long
as possible, perhaps until the end of November. I keep mine out until
the end of the year, hoping to attract one of the western species. Sugar
water feeders can also attract an occasional lingering warbler or
oriole. There is no truth to the idea that you might keep a hummingbird
from migrating by providing a feeder late into the season. They will
continue on their migration when and if they are ready. A few have even
been known to overwinter in PA and adjoining states. Hummingbirds are
very hardy.

If the temperature is going to fall below freezing, bring your feeder
into a protected location, such as your garage or house, then put it out
in your yard again the next morning. Place a pan under your feeder when
you bring it inside, just in case it leaks a bit.

Almost all of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, the only species that
breeds in the eastern US, have already migrated south. Most departed by
the end of September or early October. So any hummingbird that you see
now will almost certainly be a western species that migrated east at the
end of its breeding season. We still have much to learn about these
movements.

So, please keep your feeders up as long as possible, and watch them
carefully. If you see a hummingbird, please contact me or one of the
following licensed Pennsylvania banders as soon as possible:

scottweidensaul@verizon.net Scott Weidensaul

wnlaubscher@comcast.net Wayne Laubscher

sandylockerman@yahoo.com Sandy Lockerman

Robert.mulvihill@aviary.org Bob Mulvihill

haubers3 AT PENN.COM David Hauber

These folks are very skillful in capturing, banding, and identifying
hummingbirds. There is no danger to the bird, and it typically returns
to the feeder very soon after it is released, usually within the hour.
You will be helping biologists to learn more about their migration and
life history. Thank you so much.

Sincerely,
BOB SCHUTSKY

Web Site www.birdtreks.com
--
BIRD TREKS--Quality Birding Tours
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303 CELL 717-572-0771 FAX 717-548-3327
E-MAIL info@birdtreks.com



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 19, 2017
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 10:36 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle State Park
Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 0720 to 0920
Weather: Clear becomingvariably cloudy, temp. 55 F, SW wind to 10 mph, waves 3 to 4 feet.
Comments: Waterfowl movement was light. Totally unexpected was a Least Tern movingwest well offshore. This is the onlycounty record outside of late spring and early summer. This may also be the latest sighting for thestate.

Waterbirds recorded:

Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 1
Mallard 9
Northern Shoveler 1
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Lesser Scaup 42
Surf Scoter 1
Red-breastedMerganser 3
Common Loon 20
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 2
Double-crestedCormorant 1
LEAST TERN 1

Other birds moving alongor over the lake:

Bald Eagle 1 imm.
Mourning Dove (seen flyingacross the lake)



Subject: Update on hummingbird in Lewisburg
Date: Thu Oct 19 2017 10:18 am
From: 000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
There is a growing amount of doubt as to the species of hummingbird in Lewisburg. Discussions are occurring with banders with more experience with Calliopes. An attempt is being made to retrap the bird for another look at additional characteristics on the bird. I will post again when a decision is made.
Sandy LockermanHarrisburg, Dauphin Co.

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Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Oct 2017) 37 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 19:34 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 14 43 43
Osprey 0 11 122
Bald Eagle 1 60 162
Northern Harrier 0 11 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 269 560
Cooper's Hawk 5 91 196
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 23
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14 10649
Red-tailed Hawk 4 31 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 69 183
Merlin 0 4 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 37 625 12047
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:

Observers: Howard Campbell, Kathleen Pileggi

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



Visitors (6): Kathleen Pileggi, Howard Campbell, Ian Stewart, Todd Alleger
(Rushton Farm), Tim Zador.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Sunny (0% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps
48 - 69F, Winds WNW-WSW @ 5 - 10 mph.





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



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





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



TODAYS BBB: ---Working Hard For Little Return---

Its Wednesday, temps in the lower 70s are expected, not a cloud in the
sky. That means two things: The general public will think the weather is
perfect. Howard will be out. Howard was out and bright and early. Howard
got the eagle he always requires to be happy it was a nice adult Bald.

This day was work with the clear skies, poor wind and apparently not much
moving. To see what little there was, constant scanning was needed. That
means you miss the big picture. Certainly not what I enjoy doing.



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



1-Wood Duck, 1-Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 1-Golden-crowned Kinglet,
2-Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1-American Pipit, 20-Palm Warbler, 1-Savannah
Sparrow, 7-White-crowned Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (6): Monarch - 10, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary.
Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (1):
Eastern Cottontail.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 7.46; Steps: 17,506; Floors:
37.



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



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 50; this season: 128



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): American
Pipit.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like better skies for viewing, with light winds.



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

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


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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2017) 675 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 18:46 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 16 32 32
TV 202 741 741
OS 0 32 231
BE 5 75 332
NH 4 27 48
SS 372 2179 3185
CH 40 157 217
NG 1 5 5
RS 5 9 14
BW 0 6 8052
RT 22 108 287
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 2 5
AK 0 55 247
ML 5 33 50
PG 2 51 65
UA 0 7 13
UB 0 1 12
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 0 13 66

Total: 675 3537 13609
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
12


Weather:
Sunny, clear skies, winds calm or light SW.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - SS 7:46
Last bird TV 4:17

BE AD 1:11
JUV 3:15, 4:01
WB 1:30
GE SUB 1:48
PG AD 12:55,

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs:21
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2017) 674 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 18:33 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 16 32 32
TV 202 741 741
OS 0 32 231
BE 5 75 332
NH 4 27 48
SS 372 2179 3185
CH 40 157 217
NG 1 5 5
RS 5 9 14
BW 0 6 8052
RT 22 108 287
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 4
AK 0 55 247
ML 5 33 50
PG 2 51 65
UA 0 7 13
UB 0 1 12
UF 0 0 3
UE 0 4 4
UR 0 13 66

Total: 674 3536 13608
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
12


Weather:
Sunny, clear skies, winds calm or light SW.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - SS 7:46
Last bird TV 4:17

BE AD 1:11
JUV 3:15, 4:01
WB 1:30
PG AD 12:55,

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs:21
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Allegheny Front (18 Oct 2017) 65 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 18:15 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 3 5 20
TV 0 126 136
OS 1 5 71
BE 1 19 153
NH 0 4 18
SS 36 415 560
CH 2 28 59
NG 0 0 2
RS 0 3 19
BW 0 0 3576
RT 21 216 438
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 2 2
AK 0 7 23
ML 1 8 17
PG 0 13 24
UA 0 0 5
UB 0 0 9
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 6 27
MK 0 0 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 65 858 5163
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Bob Stewart, Dave Poder, Nancy Ott,
Pam & George Stenger, Peg & Bill McGowan, Russell Douglas,
Sally Dick

Visitors:
several visitors who helped scan the skies - many thanks!
Bob Gorsuch,Pam & George Stenger,Peg & Bill McGowan,Dave Poder,Bob
Stewart,Sally Dick,Russell Douglas, visitors from the Bedford Co. Tourist
Bureau


Weather:
sunny & dry with lt SE winds,occasionally gusting to 15 mph,high near 55F

Raptor Observations:
65 migrating raptors,mainly SSs & RTs. One BE juv @ 11:45 EST

Non-raptor Observations:
ravens,crows,jays,TVs

Predictions:
sunny & dry with a high near 65F. Winds lt to mod. from the SE/SW
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn (denali@atlanticbb.net)


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Subject: Second Mountain (18 Oct 2017) 65 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 17:33 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 64 79
Turkey Vulture 0 66 66
Osprey 0 3 54
Bald Eagle 1 16 76
Northern Harrier 0 7 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 53 547 730
Cooper's Hawk 5 89 119
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 4654
Red-tailed Hawk 5 46 87
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 0 29 69
Merlin 0 10 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 8

Total: 65 905 6015
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Gary La Belle, Joan Renninger, Sharon Rannels,
Steve Rannels, Tom Power

Visitors:
Visitors-10 plus Millerstown, Perry Co. School group of 36


Weather:
Slightly warmer temp's than yesterday with the readings starting out in the
low 40's reaching 70 by the end of the day. Clear "Blue Bird" sky.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. IMM. 1:13 P.M. EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Some small birds from yesterday were still present today. Monarchs-10+;
Buck Moth; Mourning Cloak; Eastern Comma

Predictions:
More of the same? Hopefully, wind to keep some flight going.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Bake Oven Knob (18 Oct 2017) 95 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 17:02 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 39 178
Turkey Vulture 28 247 606
Osprey 0 27 256
Bald Eagle 0 62 271
Northern Harrier 0 15 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 733 1091
Cooper's Hawk 4 93 149
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 19
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 8893
Red-tailed Hawk 6 71 188
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 4 4
American Kestrel 0 16 95
Merlin 2 22 37
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 37
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 56 196

Total: 95 1419 12060
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Dave Leibert, Richard, Scott Keys

Visitors:
Brooke Leister a Kutztown alum and Chester the bird dog.


Weather:
52-68F, clear skies all day with good visibility (15-20 miles). NW winds
at 4-8 mph with decreasing speeds by late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (1): 1432i

Golden Eagle (1): 1428a.


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (36), Raven (2), Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing, Carolina Wren,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Blue-headed Vireo, Blue Jay, Black-throated Green Warbler, Chestnut-sided
Warbler, Downy Woodpecker

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, then gradually becoming
sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the
morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2017) 81 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 16:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 8 8
TV 61 192 192
OS 1 4 52
BE 2 24 70
NH 1 8 20
SS 10 289 385
CH 2 37 55
NG 0 1 1
RS 0 6 12
BW 0 2 2445
RT 3 65 87
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 3 3
AK 0 17 59
ML 1 20 26
PG 0 12 15
UA 0 1 2
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 10

Total: 81 692 3442
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers: Bill Chambers, Greg Grove

Visitors:
Susan Smith, Dave (hiker)


Weather:
Very light, variable wind. No clouds. 50-60s

Raptor Observations:
Ad BE 125, Imm BE 140

2 BE not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Flicker, BH Vireo, Tree Swal. (25), Car Wren, both kinglets, BT Blue
Warbler, Yel, rumo. Warb, WT Sparrow(2), Junco (5)

Monarchs - 7
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (gwg2@psu.edu)


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Oct 2017) 56 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 16:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 14
Turkey Vulture 13 255 270
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 24 267
Bald Eagle 0 55 208
Northern Harrier 1 15 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 1005 1574
Cooper's Hawk 1 130 187
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 3 35 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 12 21
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 10723
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 49 124
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 15
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 1 53 214
Merlin 0 40 83
Peregrine Falcon 0 40 56
Unknown Falcon 0 12 18
Unknown Raptor 1 15 29

Total: 56 1772 13889
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler: JF Therrien

Counters: Bob Davidheiser, Christine Whitehair, JF Therrien

Weather:


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/


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2017) 48 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 16:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 32 159 159
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 14 91
Northern Harrier 1 6 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 17 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 70 230
Cooper's Hawk 3 49 75
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 15 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2343
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 46 145
Merlin 0 6 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 22
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 1 5 8

Total: 48 408 3228
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: John Mercer

Observers: Chuck Root, Mike Cosgrove

Visitors:
Two classes of eight students and their teachers came to the watch, one
from 10 to 11 EDT and the other from 12 to 1 EDT.



Weather:
Started cold and clear but got to be a nice albeit cloudless day, with a
high temperature around 70.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch butterfly - 22
Double-crested Cormorant - 1 juvenile

Predictions:
Another day like today with SSW winds, so the birds may be hard to find
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 24th, 2017
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 15:56 pm
From: leroytabb AT hotmail.com
 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 24th, 2017

_______________________________________________

Antarctic Odyssey-- by Dr. Steve Rannels


Program Description:


A long time dream to visit Antarctica was fulfilled by journeying to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. We retraced some of the path of Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic1915 journey on it's centenary year. The natural history was breathtaking at every excursion-imagine standing within a colony of 250,000 King Penguins. Albatrosses, penguins, seals and sea lions abound in an environment of strikingly beautiful mountains, glaciers and icebergs.


____________________________________________

About the Speaker:

Dr. Rannels is a retired Professor of Physiology at from Hershey, Penn State. He has had a life-long interest in insects, but birding directs his travels to locations around the world with his wife Sharon, a native of New Zealand.


_______________________________________________


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




Directions:


NOTE: New Galena Road is closed; access should be available through Chapman Road coming in from Callowhill.


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...

Directions - Peace Valley Nature Center
www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org
Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Our Latitude is: 40.33067. Our Longitude is: -75.14968. Use the pan and zoom ...


_________________________________________________


For further information please contact:


LeRoy Tabb


tabbleroy@gmail.com



Subject: Calliope hummingbird in Lewisburg.
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 12:09 pm
From: 000000b169997ab9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I had the opportunity to catch and band a young female calliope hummingbird at 160 Linden Street in Lewisburg this morning. Visitors are welcome, park on the street, not in their driveway. The bird can be seen at the front window of their house where the feeder and pineapple sage is. Please be respectful of neighbors and their driveways.Sandy LockermanHarrusburg, Dauphin Co.
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Subject: OT: Hog Island registration
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 9:28 am
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
For those considering a Maine vacation with a birding theme, registration opens today for the 2018 season at Audubon's Hog Island camp, a flagship educational site for adults and young people since 1936. Many of the sessions fill up in the first weeks after registration opens, so don't delay. Schedules and more information are at:

http://hogisland.audubon.org/p...

Hundreds of PA birders have come to Hog Island over the years, where they've learned from some of the biggest names in birding and ornithology in a stunningly beautiful setting alive with northern forest and coastal birds. (Puffins! Razorbills! Warblers!) If it's been on your to-do list, make this the year to finally go to bird camp, and have the time of your life.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 18, 2017
Date: Wed Oct 18 2017 9:14 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 0720 to 0920
Weather: Clear, temp. 51F, SW wind to 10 mph, waves 3 feet.
Comments: It was pretty quiet early on, then at about8:40 a few scaup began moving west. A Red-throatedLoon flew west past the watch for a seasons first.

Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 300
Surf Scoter 12
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Ruddy Duck 1
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 9
Horned Grebe 12


Other birds moving alongor across the lake:

Osprey 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Kinglet 1

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



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