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21 Aug: @ 16:04:04 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Aug 2014) 23 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Aug: @ 15:28:24 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Aug 2014) 30 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Aug: @ 09:45:03 
Horned Larks, Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
21 Aug: @ 08:57:51 
Lawrence Co. and Crawford County Great Egrets [shannon thompson]
21 Aug: @ 08:40:52 
Re: Erie Co., Presque Isle SP--Gull Pt: 12 Shorebird Sp [shannon thompson]
21 Aug: @ 07:51:01 
Shenago River Lake, Mercer County [Amy Henrici]
21 Aug: @ 07:35:25 
Late report- Lebanon county [Windstream Mail]
20 Aug: @ 20:33:30 
Erie Co., Presque Isle SP--Gull Pt: 12 Shorebird Sp [shannon thompson]
20 Aug: @ 19:51:19 
PSO field trip to Militia Hill in Sept [Chad Kauffman]
20 Aug: @ 17:13:39 
"Sting" catches research journals publishing reports without vetting [grant stevenson]
20 Aug: @ 17:07:35 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Aug 2014) 45 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Aug: @ 16:08:14 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Aug 2014) 21 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Aug: @ 15:58:19 
Central PA Birdline for 8.21.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy]
20 Aug: @ 15:31:10 
Follow-up on Scott W's comment on Selasphorus hummers [Robert Protz]
20 Aug: @ 13:57:59 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Aug 2014) 6 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Aug: @ 13:30:52 
Food calling in ravens: are yells referential signals? [grant stevenson]
20 Aug: @ 11:27:19 
World Shorebirds Day Celebration with the ABA - 9/6 [Bill Stewart]
20 Aug: @ 10:38:27 
Re: How far can a Raven's voice carry? [John Traynor]
20 Aug: @ 09:24:44 
Chester Co Red-headed Woodpecker [Laura Wagner]
20 Aug: @ 09:10:30 
How far can a Raven's voice carry? [Kerry A Grim]
20 Aug: @ 09:04:38 
No Subject [grant stevenson]
20 Aug: @ 08:17:33 
No Subject [Jen Harned]
20 Aug: @ 07:02:19 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Aug 2014) 40 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Aug: @ 05:06:29 
Nighthawks Lancaster Co. [Bruce and Sherri Carl]
19 Aug: @ 21:42:58 
Barred Owl -York County [Ann C. Pettigrew]
19 Aug: @ 21:14:26 
Canonsburg lake Washington County [Matthew Juskowich]
19 Aug: @ 20:35:54 
Tundra Swan - Lebanon Co. - Reistville Rd [Ted]
19 Aug: @ 20:30:20 
(Western) Willet at Somerset Lake, Somerset Co. [Andrew McGann]
19 Aug: @ 19:59:15 
Nighthawks over NW Philadelphia [Anne Bekker]
19 Aug: @ 19:46:22 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday August 26th, 2014 [LeRoy]
19 Aug: @ 18:44:11 
Re: Nighthawks - Franklin Co [Roger Stone]
19 Aug: @ 18:29:54 
HSR: Second Mountain (19 Aug 2014) 7 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Aug: @ 18:15:54 
Nighthawks - Franklin Co [Valerie Barnes]
19 Aug: @ 17:09:39 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Aug 2014) 31 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Aug: @ 15:37:56 
HSR: Allegheny Front (19 Aug 2014) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Aug: @ 15:32:11 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Aug 2014) 15 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Aug: @ 15:27:55 
Re: Horned Lark, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
19 Aug: @ 15:20:31 
HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Aug 2014) 29 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Aug: @ 12:46:40 
Red-shouldered Hawk, yesterday Bradford Co [Trudy Gerlach]
19 Aug: @ 11:23:42 
Washingtin Co., Canonsburg Lake: Great Egret [ofdewdrops@yahoo.com]
19 Aug: @ 08:19:21 
Jeff Musser [Scott Weidensaul]
19 Aug: @ 07:24:22 
Little Blue Herons in Dauphin Co. [Sandy Lockerman]
18 Aug: @ 21:32:40 
Little Blue Heron and more - York Haven Dam, Dauphin County [Gordon Dimmig]
18 Aug: @ 20:04:28 
PISP, Gull Point Trail, Erie County [Amy Henrici]
18 Aug: @ 17:28:44 
Lehigh Valley Avifauna 8/17/2014 [grant stevenson]
18 Aug: @ 17:22:50 
White rump and Wilson's phalarope tamarack lake Crawford co [Pabirder1974]
18 Aug: @ 17:21:38 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Aug 2014) 23 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Aug: @ 17:11:29 
Help Wanted for Green Pond Conservation [grant stevenson]
18 Aug: @ 17:01:22 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Aug 2014) 44 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Aug: @ 16:44:38 
Horned Lark, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]





Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Aug 2014) 23 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 16:04 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 3 20 20
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 17 67 67
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 23 148 148
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Overcast, very light wind from SE

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Aug 2014) 30 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 15:28 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 5 22 22
BE 3 40 40
NH 0 2 2
SS 1 9 9
CH 1 9 9
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 11 88 88
RT 8 50 50
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 12 12
ML 0 1 1
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 1

Total: 30 236 236
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Thick fog in the morning, clearing to mostly sunny with light SE wind.
Approaching storms ended the count at 2:30.

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad 10:25, 10:54, 11:41

First bird - OS 10:06
Last bird - RT 1:57

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 4
Monarchs - 3
Zebra Swallowtail - 3
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Horned Larks, Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 9:45 am
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
For the fourth consecutive day, I have found Horned Larks at

Stony Ridge Park, Silver Spring Township. The park and its ball

fields are located off of Bemheisel Bridge Road, about 2 miles

east of the I-81/Route 11 junction.



This morning I found eight larks.



They continue to congregate at the gravel lot at the north end of the

Football field.



I have posted a few photos on my Flickr page:



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





Dave Kerr

Carlisle





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Subject: Lawrence Co. and Crawford County Great Egrets
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 8:57 am
From: 0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
On our way to Presque Isle SP yesterday, we stopped at Black Swamp, Lawrence Co. and Tamarack Lake, Crawford Co. We had hoped for shorebirds that may have dropped in from the passing storms, but found very few at these stops. We did find Great Egrets at both places, 2 at Black Swamp and 1 at Tamarack Lake. Black Swamp was severely flooded and had almost zero shorebird habitat while Tamarack Lake looks promising and is holding a decent sized area of muddy water. This is one of the lakes that has been drawn down due to failing newer dam regulations. It only has a small area of water at the south end of the lake. Checklists:

Black Swamp
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19523977


Tamarack Lake

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19524771

Shannon Thompson and Dave Wilton

Allegheny Co.



Subject: Erie Co., Presque Isle SP--Gull Pt: 12 Shorebird Sp
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 8:40 am
From: 0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Apparently my post didn't come through as intended. Here are the highlights and link to full checklist with digiscoped pics:

Blue-winged Teal 8
Bald Eagle 2

American Avocet 2
Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 3
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Upland
Sandpiper 1
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 8
American Woodcock 2

Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 4
Common Tern 21
American Kestrel 1
Purple Martin 250

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19528051

Whip-poor-will 3

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19530620

Shannon Thompson
Allegheny Co.



Subject: Shenago River Lake, Mercer County
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 7:51 am
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday we checked the propagation area and Golden Run for shorebirds. The lake was as high as we've ever seen it, with the water being about 15 yards from the barricade at Golden Run. There was a small mudflat at the propagation area, which is where we saw the shorebirds. 

Propagation area
Semipalmated Sandpiper- 1
Semipalmated Plover- 2
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Killdeer- 6
Great-blue Heron- 3
Osprey- 3

Golden Run
Great Egret

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea


Sent from my iPad



Subject: Late report- Lebanon county
Date: Thu Aug 21 2014 7:35 am
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
I was at Reistville and all the main pond are mowed now.

The Tundra Swan was not seen .

There was 2 Lesser Yellowlegs and 1 Least Sandpiper.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County





Subject: Erie Co., Presque Isle SP--Gull Pt: 12 Shorebird Sp
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 20:33 pm
From: 0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
We checked Gull Point this evening and had a nice group of shorebirds. Best shorebird was an UPLAND SANDPIPER that flushed from the trail out to the platform. We also had a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. We were surprised to have several WHIP-POOR-WILL calling when we got back to our car. The full list is forwarded below. 

Shannon Thompson and Dave Wilton
Allegheny Co.





Subject: PSO field trip to Militia Hill in Sept
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 19:51 pm
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
hello all, time to promote the next field trip in the 2014 roster of
birding outings and events.

here is the link to the facebook invite page
https://www.facebook.com/event...

PSO Field trip to Militia Hill Hawkwatch on September 20-21, 2014

We are excited to announce the beginning of the fall Hawkwatch field
trip series for 2014, the first site being Militia Hill Hawkwatch.
http://www.wyncoteaudubon.org/...
or
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?r=on&rsiteB3&go=Go+To+Hawkwatch+Profile
for
links about the Hawkwatch.

We are picking this weekend in the hopes it is in the middle of the peak
Broad Winged Hawk season as well as when many other raptors and birds of
note will be coming through for the fall migration.

They also have a great pamphlet available for more information on the
site at http://www.wyncoteaudubon.org/...


This year we will plan on doing a weekend visit instead of just a day to
better our chances of getting cooperative weather and winds. Anyone is
welcome to join us one or both days.

There is a possibility of also visiting the Rose Tree Park Hawkwatch
http://www.rtphawkwatch.org/RT...
as well as exploring Fort
Washington State Park
http://www.dvoc.org/DelValBird...



Subject: "Sting" catches research journals publishing reports without vetting
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 17:13 pm
From: pahawkowl AT verizon.net
 
http://www.world-science.net/o...

Grant Stevenson
URL http://pahawkowl.livejournal.c...

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Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Aug 2014) 45 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 17:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 19 19
Turkey Vulture 15 45 45
Osprey 1 9 9
Bald Eagle 0 19 19
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 21 66 66
Red-tailed Hawk 3 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 13 13

Total: 45 203 203
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Corey Husic, Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
some hikers and kids filming a movie


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 72 F, Wind 1-2 mph S, Cloud Cover 50%

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Raven (8),Humminbird(3),Monarch (1),Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided
Warbler, Red-eyed vireo,Barn Swallow, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Scarlet
Tanager, Cicada, Chimney Swift, Grackles, American Goldfinch, Chipmunk,
Tiger Swallowtail, Pileated Woodpecker, Tussock Moth Caterpillar,
Honeybees, Bumblebees, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Spicebush
Swallowtail, Hairy Woodpecker

Predictions:
A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms
between 10am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after
2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming
south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New
rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher
amounts possible in thunderstorms
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Aug 2014) 21 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 16:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 17 17
Bald Eagle 2 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 12 50 50
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 12 12
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 21 125 125
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: David Barber

Weather:
Hazy with variable cloudiness, S and SE winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA:0942A, 1055J

Non-raptor Observations:
great egret, least flycatcher, blue-gray gnatcatcher, black-throated blue,
blackburnian, black-and-white and Canada warblers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Central PA Birdline for 8.21.2014
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 15:58 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* August 21, 2014
* PACE1408.21
Bird Highlights
AMERICAN BITTERN (Lancaster Co.)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Dauphin, Lancaster & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Lebanon Co.)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Adams Co.)
UPLAND SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
August 21, 2014
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, August 21, 2014.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One BALD EAGLE was seen on August 18 at Lake Meade (JV).

One AMERICAN AVOCET was observed on August 19 at Long Pine Run Reservoir (SDo, JDo).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 1 OSPREY, 1 BALD EAGLE, 9 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 7 COOPER'S HAWKs, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 23 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 14 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between August 15 and 19 (TD, JR, BSt, BG).

CENTRE COUNTY:
An albino BARN SWALLOW was seen between August 14 and 16 at the Pleasant Gap fish hatchery (WL, JD).

One male and possibly 1 female BLUE GROSBEAKS were observed on August 15 at Colyer Lake (RD).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 10 OSPREY, 15 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 36 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 21 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between August 14 and 20 (DG, GW, KG, RF, JY).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
The two immature LITTLE BLUE HERONS continue to be seen through at least August 19 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (PB, MM, IG, SL, DK, AC).

One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER were observed on August 18 in the Susquehanna River below the York Haven Dam near Falmouth (GD).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on August 19 along the FIG Training Corridor (TB).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One AMERICAN BITTERN was seen on August 14 at Woods Edge Park at the east end of the lake (GS).

One UPLAND SANDPIPER was observed on August 16 along Route 472 between Mt. Eden Road and Spruce Grove Road (DS).

Up to 4 UPLAND SANDPIPERS continue to be seen through at least August 17 at the Lancaster Airport (JH, TF, LB, ME).

Four BALD EAGLES were observed flying over Bainbridge on August 16 (PF).

One MERLIN was seen on August 17 at Conejohela flats (BC).

One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON (probably the same one seen close to the border in Dauphin County listed above) was observed on August 19 at Falmouth Rocks (LB, EW).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on August 17 at the pond near the end of the dead end part of the tour road at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (ME).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 11 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 7 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS between August 15 and 18 (SC, MC, RP).

One SANDHILL CRANE was observed on August 19 flying low over East Grantville (KB).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
The TRUMPETER SWAN tagged M05 continues to be seen through at least August 19 at the Muncy Boat Launch (AK).

MCKEAN COUNTY:
A leucistic female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was banded in Kane on August 14 (WL).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 16 OSPREY, 8 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 10 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 17 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 3 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCONS between August 15 and 19 (LG).

TIOGA COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was seen on August 16 at Marsh Creek in The Muck (CW).

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: Paul Banks Jr. (PB), Kathy Becker (KB), Timothy Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Bruce Carl (BC), Andrew Clemens (AC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Gordon Dimmig (GD), Mike Epler (ME), Tom Dick (TD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Susan Donaldson (SDo), Josh Donaldson (JDo), Jim Dunn (JD), Todd Fellenbaum (TF), Pam Fisher (PF), Ron Freed (RF), Ian Gardner (IG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Dave Grove (DG), Jonathan Heller (JH), Andy Keister (AK), Dave Kerr (DK), Wayne Laubscher (WL), Sandy Locherman (SL), Mark Markiewicz (MM), Richard Pohner (RP), Jim Rocco (JR), Glenn Shaffer (GS), Dave Smart (DS), Bib Stewart (BSt), Jason Verdier (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Ethan Weaver (EW), Carol Winslow (CW) and Joe Yoder (JY). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
-End Transcript
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Subject: Follow-up on Scott W's comment on Selasphorus hummers
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 15:31 pm
From: 0000005c73c8f66d-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
8/20/14

Dear PABirders,

On Aug. 12th Scott Weidensaul wrote:

"unfortunately most people who maintain hummingbird feeders don't really know enough about birds to recognize the importance of seeing a bright orange hummer at their feeders"


I'd like to add one note to that comment that observers should also be aware that adult male Rufous can appear brown in certain light conditions. I have first-hand experience with a friend of mine calling out a "cinnamon-brown" hummer down in West Virginia years ago! The exact quote was "Oh look, that one's cinnamon-brown!" This was while I was sitting under a cluster of 25 feeders where there was a swarm of about 60 hummers feeding at the same time. Fortunately, I did see that hummer about 5 minutes later when it flew right past my left ear while I was standing away from the feeders!

Rob Protz
Brackenridge - Allegheny Co
http://pahummers.tripod.com



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Aug 2014) 6 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 13:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 17 17
BE 1 37 37
NH 0 2 2
SS 0 8 8
CH 1 8 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 2 77 77
RT 2 42 42
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 11 11
ML 0 1 1
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 1

Total: 6 206 206
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

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

Visitors:
Jesse Caufield family (6); 7


Weather:
Heavy cloud cover and haze. Limited morning visibility.
A thunderstorm at 1 PM ended the excitement

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 11:48
First bird - 9:20 BW
Last bird - 12:25 RT

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbirds - 1
CHSW -12
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Food calling in ravens: are yells referential signals?
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 13:30 pm
From: pahawkowl AT verizon.net
 
Hi PABIRDERS,

Continuing on the raven "yelling" thread...

http://www.sciencedirect.com/s...

http://search.tb.ask.com/search/GGmain.jhtml?searchfor=yelling+ravens+behavioral+ecology+and+social+biology+journal&tpr=hpsb&p2=%5EZ5%5Exdm084%5EYYA%5Eus&nwfd58af&st=hp&ptb437C78-C1A9-461D-85A1-409D5D924E47&qs=&si=google_newspennsylvania

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co.
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Subject: World Shorebirds Day Celebration with the ABA - 9/6
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 11:27 am
From: hcf2 AT earthlink.net
 
Subject: World Shorebirds Day Celebration with the ABA - 9/6

Good Afternoon PABirders,

In celebration of the 1st World Shorebirds Day. the American Birding Association will be hosting a field trip at Bombay Hook NWR from 8:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 6th. The field trip will be led by George Armistead and co-led by Bill Stewart. The event is free, refuge daily fees are in effect. Bring your duck stamp for free entrance into the refuge.

Be part of the international network of shorebird scientists, conservationists, and enthusiasts participating in the first annual World Shorebirds Day! This event invites us all to celebrate and count shorebirds where we live, and raise awareness about the conservation issues they are facing around the world. Global shorebird counting, species awareness and building ID skills is the overall mission of World Shorebirds Day as well as learning about the habitats that sustain their amazing migration flights. The event is a wonderful opportunity for people of all skill levels to contribute to data on shorebird populations at sites worldwide and broaden their skill set on shorebird identification. With over 300 sites participating worldwide, plan to be part of the fun while representing Delaware as a globally important shorebird migration region.

Participants should meet in the Nature Center parking lot and bring water and a snack plus bug spray.

Hope to see many of you there!

Bill Stewart
Director of Conservation and Community
American Birding Association



Subject: How far can a Raven's voice carry?
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 10:38 am
From: jtraynor AT ptd.net
 
About a mile...
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/g...

Date sent: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:10:24 -0400
Send reply to: Kerry A Grim
From: Kerry A Grim
Subject: [PABIRDS] How far can a Raven's voice carry?
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG

> Has anyone every read somewhere as to how far a ravens voice may carry? Ive gone outside
> after hearing one calling at a great distance, and waited for a minute (not timed) for
> them to arrive and the pair is flying fast and in a straight line. They have proven to me
> one-half mile easily, but in certain cases they are out of sight, flying in your direction
> long before they are visible. Thank, Kerry Grim Berks Co.




John P. Traynor
Birdsboro, PA



Subject: Chester Co Red-headed Woodpecker
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 9:24 am
From: l.wagner95 AT comcast.net
 
 West Chester PA 

A RHWO was heard only at 9:35 am vocalizing across the Brandywine Creek from the parking lot at the Ingrams Mill Nature Area. This area is adjacent to Ingrams Mill (Aqua?) Water Treatment plant on N. Creek rd near the intersection with Rt. 322 in E. Bradford Twp.

Laura Wagner
Honeybrook Twp.
ChesCo



Subject: How far can a Raven's voice carry?
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 9:10 am
From: mountainbirder AT gmail.com
 
Has anyone every read somewhere as to how far a ravens voice may carry? Ive gone outside after hearing one calling at a great distance, and waited for a minute (not timed) for them to arrive and the pair is flying fast and in a straight line. They have proven to me one-half mile easily, but in certain cases they are out of sight, flying in your direction long before they are visible.
Thank,
Kerry Grim
Berks Co.



Subject:
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 9:04 am
From: pahawkowl AT verizon.net
 
On 8/20/2014 9:17 AM, Jen Harned wrote:
> SET PABIRDS MAIL
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Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Aug 2014) 40 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 7:02 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 6 16 16
Bald Eagle 0 10 10
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 4 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 21 38 38
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 5 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 10 10
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 40 104 104
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller

Weather:
SE and E wind 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
local Broadwings took passes at the owl

Non-raptor Observations:
98 barn swallow, 13 chimney swift, 36 cedar waxwing
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Nighthawks Lancaster Co.
Date: Wed Aug 20 2014 5:06 am
From: carls94 AT ptd.net
 
Pa Birders,

Last evening between 7:25 and 7:45 pm I counted (9) Common
Nighthawks flying over my home here in Akron in northern Lancaster County.
It has been 2 years since I have seen one at my home but I have had them in
small groups flying through here either in spring or fall when the birds are
migrating.

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lancaster County


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Subject: Barred Owl -York County
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 21:42 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
While hiking with one of my dogs this evening I heard a barred owl calling at Spring Valley Park.  This was the second or third time I have heard one at the park in the last six months.  Can't seem to spot them though.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net
www.pbase.com/rook185 (Photographs)

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Subject: Canonsburg lake Washington County
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 21:14 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Haven't birded Canonsburg lake in about 2 weeks, so tonight i figured i'll check it out. started at the bottom of chartiers creek and worked my way up to the Dam. Ebird flagged me as i had 3 Juvenile D.C. Cormorants.they were resting on the dam ledge. i watched one of the three successfully hunt. it was a cool experience. As for the Great Egret there was no sign of it. As the day got later i checked out the shallow end of Canonsburg Lake. I keep telling myself, that if i'm going to keep birding i need to get better binoculars and a scope. As for seeing through my ok binoculars, i could see a decent amount of shorebirds and waterfowl. I doubt anything rare was there but without me getting a clear view on those ducks & Shorebirds who knows.

Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County



Subject: Tundra Swan - Lebanon Co. - Reistville Rd
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 20:35 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
The intermittent Tundra Swan last reported on Aug. 12 by Tim Becker was still present this evening at the Balmer Farm on Reistville Road. 

The swan was swimming in the pond closest to the white barn that is closest to Reistville Road.

Note: Getting a good vantage point from the road is difficult at this location.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.
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Subject: (Western) Willet at Somerset Lake, Somerset Co.
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 20:30 pm
From: andrew.mcgann AT gmail.com
 
Hey all,  

There is a (Western) Willet hanging out at Somerset Lake. Assuming that it’s the same individual bird, it was found by Mike Lanzone and myself on Thursday of last week. But it was hit-or-miss over the weekend, or it left and this is a new individual (we are reviewing photos now) or it was moving around a lot. Hard to say. But today it has been frequenting the northern end of the lake, where the water is shallow. However, it can be tricky to see because it likes an area on the shore closest to the parking lot at the north end, where there is a newly emerging mudflat. The shoreline vegetation can easily hide it if you only look from the parking lot. Here’s a link to view a video clip of the bird, which I recorded at sunset this evening: http://goo.gl/RG9Mdx

The only caution about walking right up to the bird is that some of the Killdeer at the lake have been very flush-y and all the other shorebirds tend to scatter with them. And then they could visit the far side of the lake for quite a while, so be prudent if you want to get good looks!

Somerset Lake is pretty good for shorebird habitat right now, and this humid, southerly flow has a lot of the migrants bottled up at “stopover” sites right now. But there has been some turnover lately as well with at least three different American Golden-Plovers visiting briefly in the last free days. If you’re not familiar with the site, you can check it out at eBird’s Hotspot Explorer tool, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L129780?yr=cur&m=&rank=mrec

Good birding,
Andy

--
Andrew J. McGann
Somerset, Pennsylvania
(757) 561-0256



Subject: Nighthawks over NW Philadelphia
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 19:59 pm
From: anne.sarah.bekker AT gmail.com
 
I seem to have one night a year with the luck to catch a large Common
Nighthawk flight from the back yard. Tonight was my night, with at least
85 flying SSW at 7:40. (This count was disrupted by my running inside to
grab the binos -- there were definitely more.)

At 7:55, 77 birds flew over from the north, and these were lower and much
easier to count as they emerged over the roofline. (I have no idea whether
these were "new" birds or whether they'd splintered off from the first
southbound group.) They then kettled around overhead, in an unusually tight
group, migrated to the front of the house (as did I), then moved to the
backyard view again before gaining altitude and disappearing from view.

Anne Bekker
Philadelphia



Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday August 26th, 2014
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 19:46 pm
From: leroytabb AT hotmail.com
 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday August 26th,  2014

Birding Morocco -- Wings on the edge of the Sahara
by Debbie Beer
.
Program Description:
Amidst rolling sand dunes and windswept mountains thrive hardy tribes of people and wildlife. Earth tones color the Moroccan landscape, blending a thousand shades of tan, green and violet in a lively, attractive palette. From larks, wheatears and wagtails, to sandgrouse, scrub-warblers and storks, a surprising array of bird species lives in this climate, reflecting remarkable resiliency and diversity. These species and more are featured in a colorful program which highlights birding, travel and North African culture in the exotic but highly-accessible country of Morocco. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free. Bio of the presenter: An avid birder, Debbie Beer has traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco, Brazil, England, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and around the U.S. to experience new species, cultures and landscapes. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in urban Philadelphia ranks among her favorite birding destinations, where she volunteers as a bird walk guide. She is passionate about conservation, and committed to connecting kids to nature as the program director for PA Young Birders club. Debbie works for Natural Lands Trust, the region's largest land conservation organization, where she manages volunteer outreach and develops events that inspire, engage and connect people to wildlife and natural resources. Directions: Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to: http://www.peacevalleynaturece... For further information please contact:LeRoy Tabbtabbleroy@gmail.com















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Subject: Nighthawks - Franklin Co
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 18:44 pm
From: rstone10 AT gmail.com
 
Also, at 6:50 pm, there were at least 11 Common Nighthawks flying over the
Ironmaster's Mansion and field to the south at Pine Grove Furnace State
Park, Cumberland County.

Roger Stone
Pine Grove Furnace SP
Cumberland Co.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Valerie Barnes
wrote:

> At ~ 6:50 PM, I observed at least 50 Common Nighthawks flying near
> Fayetteville in Franklin County. The flock was over route 30 between Mont
> Alto Rd and route 997, heading east.
>
>
>
> Valerie B. Barnes
>
> Fayetteville, PA 17222
>
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>
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>
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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Aug 2014) 7 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 18:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 5 11 11
Red-tailed Hawk 1 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 7 31 31
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Morris Cox

Observers: Joan Renninger, Mike Dale

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Clear skies first two hours with east wind. Clouds building in rest of
count with wind swinging to WSW. Winds light. Temp range 19-24C

Raptor Observations:
First bird, a Broad-wing @ 7:50.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers x3 @ the
feeder,C.Waxwing,B.Jay,G.Finch,A.Robin,C.Swift,B&T Swallows.

Predictions:
Changes of thunderstorms late.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)



Subject: Nighthawks - Franklin Co
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 18:15 pm
From: BarnesVa4 AT comcast.net
 
At ~ 6:50 PM, I observed at least 50 Common Nighthawks flying near
Fayetteville in Franklin County. The flock was over route 30 between Mont
Alto Rd and route 997, heading east.



Valerie B. Barnes

Fayetteville, PA 17222









Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Aug 2014) 31 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 17:09 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 16 16
Turkey Vulture 7 30 30
Osprey 0 8 8
Bald Eagle 1 19 19
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 11 45 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 11 11

Total: 31 158 158
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Dan Kunkle

Visitors:
college students and many others


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 72 F, Wind 1-3 mph SE, Cloud Cover 20%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle: 1331a

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(6)
Monarch(1)
Black-billed Cuckoo
Pileated Woodpecker
Black-capped Chickadee
Pigeon
Black Rat Snake
Chimney Swift
Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail

Predictions:
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with
a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of precipitation is 20%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (19 Aug 2014) 4 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 15:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 1 1
BE 0 1 1
NH 0 0 0
SS 1 9 9
CH 1 7 7
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 2 23 23
RT 0 14 14
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 1 1
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 4 58 58
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Ed Gowarty

Visitors:
Jim McDannell, Ed Gowarty


Weather:
Heavy fog and haze, visibility only 100 yds.

Thunder storms an heavy rain started at 2pm ending count for the day.

Raptor Observations:
4 Raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Monarch butterfly's, Black Swallowtails and tiger Swallowtails

Downy wp., Black capped chicadees, Towhee's, Yellow warbler, Eastern
Phoebe, Grey cat bird, Waxwings, Mourning Doves, Great Blue Herron, 4
Hummingbirds

Predictions:
Possible thunder storms
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Aug 2014) 15 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 15:32 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 17 17
BE 1 36 36
NH 0 2 2
SS 0 8 8
CH 0 7 7
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 10 75 75
RT 1 40 40
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 11 11
ML 0 1 1
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 1

Total: 15 200 200
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich, Robert McLaughlin,
Ron Freed

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 10:55

First bird - OS 10:12
Last bird - AK 2:12

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 3

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



Subject: Horned Lark, Cumberland County
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 15:27 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I went back to the park in Silver Spring today and found
3 Horned Larks and 31 Killdeer.

The Larks were at the edge of a gravel parking lot, north
end of the football field.




Dave Kerr
Carlisle




Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Aug 2014) 29 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 15:20 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 1 1
BE 1 1 1
NH 0 0 0
SS 4 8 8
CH 5 6 6
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 14 21 21
RT 3 14 14
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 1 1
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 29 54 54
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Gorsuch

Observers:

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Fog and haze, clearing in late afternoon

Raptor Observations:
Adult Bald Eagle at4:00

Non-raptor Observations:
Waxwings , towhees
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



Subject: Red-shouldered Hawk, yesterday Bradford Co
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 12:46 pm
From: tgswoods AT epix.net
 
Yesterday morning I heard a Red-shouldered Hawk calling near my house, near New Era.
Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods@epix.net



Subject: Washingtin Co., Canonsburg Lake: Great Egret
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 11:23 am
From: 0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
A Great Egret is fishing successfully in the shallow end of Canonsburg Lake behind the doctor's offices. Perhaps this is the same bird found last week Matt Juskowitz?

Shannon Thompson
Allegheny Co.



Subject: Jeff Musser
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 8:19 am
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
  I apologize for bothering the list, but if Jeff Musser can email me from an address other than JMusser@lcswma.org, I'd be grateful -- I've been trying to reply to a question from him about hummingbirds but that email address is quarantined and undeliverable.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: Little Blue Herons in Dauphin Co.
Date: Tue Aug 19 2014 7:24 am
From: lockerman AT paonline.com
 
The two little blue herons have reappeared at Wildwood Park this morning. They are foraging in the south lobe.
Sandy Lockerman
Harrisburg, Dauphin Co. 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone



Subject: Little Blue Heron and more - York Haven Dam, Dauphin County
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 21:32 pm
From: gordon AT gwd-photography.com
 
This evening I packrafted and explored the Susquehanna below the York Haven
dam near Falmouth (right on the edge of Dauphin County). In the past years
I have observed large numbers of Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons so I
was hoping for some interesting waders or shorebirds. Among the ~50 Great
Egrets I found one juvenile Little Blue Heron. In the shallow rocky pools
below the dam I also turned up 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Least Sandpipers, 3
Lesser Yellowlegs and 1 Greater Yellowlegs. The last highlight was a Merlin
that zoomed by at close range and harassed some Killdeer.

There is some really interesting habitat below the dam during late
summer/fall. I hope to check this area again soon for more migrants. It is
accessed by kayak only from Falmouth access. There are lots of rocks and
small chutes so it's a little tricky.

eBird Checklist with photo:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19510940


Gordon Dimmig
Lancaster County
kingfisher.brentdimmig.com



Subject: PISP, Gull Point Trail, Erie County
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 20:04 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
Pat and I were up in the Erie area today, and checked Gull Point Trail for birds. We ran into Bob Van Niewkirk and Sherie Daugherty, who were heading out as we were coming into to the observation platform. We saw most of what they saw at Gull Point, with the exception of White- rumped Sandpiper, which we might have seen but did not get a good enough look for a confident ID. This is the first time we've been to the new location for the observation platform and were impressed with how much more can be seen. On Saturday we stopped at Woodcock Creek Lake to check for shorebirds at the causeway, and the mudflats were covered by water. There were ospreys on both nesting platforms. 

Gull Point Trail and observation platform
Warbling Vireo
Common Yellowthroat
Gray Catbird
Eastern Wood Pewee
Green Heron
Short-billed Dowitcher-2
Black-bellied Plover-2
Least Sandpiper~15
Killdeer-3
Black-backed Gull
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Bonaparte Gull
Common Tern
Caspian Tern
American Kestrel - catching insects from a low perch near shoreline
Double Crested Cormorant
Canada Geese
Osprey-1
Turkey Vulture

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea




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Subject: Lehigh Valley Avifauna 8/17/2014
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 17:28 pm
From: pahawkowl AT verizon.net
 
I saw yesterday what looked like an adult Black-crowned Night Heron on a
lamppost over Route 378 in Bethlehem, usually occupied by a pair of
Red-tailed Hawks in summer, and one in winter, the nest being on top of
St. Luke's Hospital. In eastern Cedar Beach Park in Allentown, a
red-tailed Hawk was being harassed by an bigger swallow, i.e. observed
swallows (? spps.) skimming the surface, all too silhouetted in the
sunlight), drinking and taking insects. Along the right of Martin Luther
King Street, going back home, Little Lehigh Creek between Mosser
Street/East Texas Avenue, and Seventh Street, in a riparian,
multi-layered successional plant and tree community, a Red-shouldered
Hawk or Broad-winged Hawk; I'm thinking Broad-winged because it was
flying quite low between trees and not flap-glide. It may have been
drop-hunting water snakes, of which there are a lot of species of in
water sheds in the valley. It was also slightly smaller than a shoulder.

Cheers,

Grant

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co.
URL http://pahawkowl.livejournal.c...

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Subject: White rump and Wilson's phalarope tamarack lake Crawford co
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 17:22 pm
From: pabirder1974 AT gmail.com
 
Me and ken W are looking at a Wilson's phalarope and a white rump sandpiper at tamarack lake now

Photos later

Shawn Collins
Crawford co


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Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Aug 2014) 23 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 17:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 10 10
Bald Eagle 1 10 10
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 11 17 17
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 4 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 6 6
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 23 64 64
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adam Carter

Weather:
Clear/Partly Cloudy

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Help Wanted for Green Pond Conservation
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 17:11 pm
From: pahawkowl AT verizon.net
 
Hi PABIRDS Field Ornithologists!

I am compiling the current and historical avian natural history of use
of Green Pond's flooded corn field and pond with heron/egret-- snags for
keeping status notes for the area and a checklist for Moravian Academy
children and teachers, Upper School, and arming myself with proof that
it is a valuable natural and economic resource for a meeting of
Bethlehem Twp. Supervisors, at least once. I am on limited income and
don't have wheels, so I need please someone from the Fountain Hill area,
or someone from the Lehigh Valley willing to take me, there and back.
Please contact me off-line at pahawkowl@verizon.net.
The flooded field is created by a (broken?) aquafier from the pond, and
flash flooding. They would have to literally have to destroy this
productive habitat to avoid basement flooding without wetland plants.

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co.
http://pahawkowl.livejournal.c...

P.S. Past and present photos of Green Pond avifauna would be wonderful.

http://www.mcall.com/news/loca...





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Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Aug 2014) 44 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 17:01 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 18, 2014
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 3 13 13
Turkey Vulture 6 23 23
Osprey 1 8 8
Bald Eagle 5 18 18
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 4 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 20 34 34
Red-tailed Hawk 3 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 8 8

Total: 44 127 127
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, John Traynor, Steve Sushinski

Visitors:
a few thru-hikers


Weather:
visibility 20 miles, Temp 68F, Wind up to 8 mph NW, Cloud Cover 50%

Raptor Observations:
Bald eagles: 0924i,0926i,0933a,0938i,1240a

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(19)
Hummingbird(5)
Monarch (1)
Black-billed Cuckoo
Pileated Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
American Toad
Cicada
American Goldfinch
Blue Jay
Chipmunk
Cedar Waxwings
Tiger Swallowtail



Predictions:
Partly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Horned Lark, Cumberland County
Date: Mon Aug 18 2014 16:44 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I was very surprised to find five Horned Larks this afternoon at the

Silver Spring Township Ball Fields off of Bemheisel Road. I watched two

of the Larks taking a dust bath.



Also of note, 17 Killdeer and 11 Turkey Vultures riding a thermal.





Dave Kerr

Carlisle



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