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23 Oct: @ 16:41:55 
HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Oct 2014) 26 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
23 Oct: @ 16:14:23 
Fwd: eBird Report - Milton Hershey Fields, Oct 23, 2014 [Ian Gardner]
23 Oct: @ 15:26:15 
Re: Ravens in Downingtown? [Jen Harned]
23 Oct: @ 15:16:49 
Re: Ravens in Downingtown? [Ron Rovansek]
23 Oct: @ 14:58:48 
Wildwood Park, Dauphin Co [lockermanS&G]
23 Oct: @ 14:24:52 
Osprey, Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County [Jack E. Solomon]
23 Oct: @ 14:19:39 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 23, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
23 Oct: @ 13:53:52 
Ravens in Downingtown? [Sally Ann Sims]
23 Oct: @ 13:41:10 
I'm surprised [Herb Flavell]
23 Oct: @ 13:40:52 
Raven and Junco, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny [Kate St.John]
23 Oct: @ 11:49:49 
First N. Saw-whet Owls at Sewickley (nr. Pittsburgh), Allegheny Co. [Robert Mulvihill]
23 Oct: @ 11:38:58 
2014/2015 Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in PA [Vern Gauthier]
23 Oct: @ 09:40:08 
Sandhill Crane Survey [Williams, Lisa]
23 Oct: @ 08:24:13 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (21 Oct 2014) 85 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
23 Oct: @ 08:20:52 
Allegheny Co - Two Ravens in Bridgeville [Ryan Tomazin]
23 Oct: @ 07:53:57 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 October 2014 [Amy Taracido]
23 Oct: @ 02:01:11 
OT: California - Arizona Trip [Dave DeReamus]
22 Oct: @ 23:20:13 
White-throated Sparrows - York County [Ann C. Pettigrew]
22 Oct: @ 20:45:08 
HSR: Second Mountain (22 Oct 2014) 37 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 19:02:44 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Oct 2014) 144 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 18:36:51 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (22 Oct 2014) 397 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 18:22:04 
Ruffed Grouse @ Crooked Creek Lake (Armstrong County) [Marge Van Tassel]
22 Oct: @ 17:57:52 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (22 Oct 2014) 19 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 17:53:24 
black scoter, berks [Rudolph Keller]
22 Oct: @ 16:57:39 
Re: Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants [Michael Fialkovich]
22 Oct: @ 16:14:52 
Central PA Birdline for 10.23.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy]
22 Oct: @ 16:06:10 
Osprey-Boone Reservoir-Washington County [g. g]
22 Oct: @ 14:29:40 
HSR: Allegheny Front (22 Oct 2014) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 14:28:17 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 22, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Oct: @ 14:22:44 
Eagle returns-Washington County [g. g]
22 Oct: @ 13:21:06 
WAY Late Post - Allegheny Co Chimney Swifts [Ryan Tomazin]
22 Oct: @ 12:25:52 
WCSparrow (Ind. co) [Marcy Cunkelman]
22 Oct: @ 11:45:56 
Bald eagle no longer present-Washington County [Gigi G.]
22 Oct: @ 11:40:30 
Berks Co. - Film Screening & Discussion on Gas Fracking, Pipelines Oct 23, 24 [Dave Kruel]
22 Oct: @ 11:26:21 
Marsh Wren & more, Canoe Creek SP, Blair Co [Michael David]
22 Oct: @ 10:47:28 
HSR: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 10:30:14 
Rough-legged Hawk, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
22 Oct: @ 09:04:56 
Fwd: Dangers for migrating songbirds from invasive plants [James Hausman III]
22 Oct: @ 08:21:01 
First Junco Allegheny Co [Tom Pawlesh]
22 Oct: @ 08:03:58 
Bald Eagle Timber Lake-Washington County [g. g]
22 Oct: @ 07:51:07 
Nine mockingbirds, Glenfield, Allegheny [Kate St.John]
22 Oct: @ 07:41:44 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (21 Oct 2014) 56 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 19:44:58 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Oct 21, 2014 [Rudolph Keller]
21 Oct: @ 19:40:07 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday October 28th, 2014 [LeRoy]
21 Oct: @ 18:31:07 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2014) 188 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 18:26:48 
HSR: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 18:19:54 
Dauphin County backyard birds [Rosemary Spreha]
21 Oct: @ 18:07:44 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2014) 53 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:29:00 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2014) 33 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 15:08:55 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 21, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]





Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Oct 2014) 26 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 16:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 26 71
TV 18 229 229
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 0 13 28
SS 1 869 1116
CH 0 62 140
NG 0 1 2
RS 0 8 19
BW 0 0 4350
RT 7 217 612
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 5 7
AK 0 23 85
ML 0 14 21
PG 0 23 35
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 2 10
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 15 50

Total: 26 1539 6989
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty

Observers: Ed Gowarty,Jr., Jim Rocco, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Jim Rocco, Ed Gowarty Jr., Nancy Ott


Weather:
Strong NW winds gusting up to 38mph
Average temp 8c
Cloud cover 80 to 0%
Haze in early morning

Raptor Observations:
26 Raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Loons, Crows, Ravens, Yellow Bellied Sapsucker,
Starlings, Blue jays, Juncos, Bluebirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Milton Hershey Fields, Oct 23, 2014
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 16:14 pm
From: gardnie07 AT gmail.com
 
Obeservers:  Ian Gardner
Location: Milton Hershey Fields, Dauphin, US-PA
Date/Time: Oct 23, 2014 3:57 PM - 4:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling, 0.5 mile(s)

Comments: I drove down Horseshoe Trail on the Milton Hershey property. I
didn't see POSTED signs so I continued but stayed on the road. I flushed a
couple Savannah Sparrows and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR from the edge of the road
and they quickly landed again a couple hundred feet down the road. I took
and posted a video of the bird.

4 species

Mourning Dove 2
American Kestrel 1 Female
Lapland Longspur 1 Nonbreeding www.youtube.com/embed/1JwkGZl___Q
Savannah Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20316036

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

Ian Gardner,
Hummelstown, PA



Subject: Ravens in Downingtown?
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 15:26 pm
From: jen.harned AT verizon.net
 
I have been looking around there since I first heard about the nest.  Finally saw one last week landing on the roof of the Old Country Buffet.  

Jen Harned
Uwchlan Township
Chester County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 23, 2014, at 2:53 PM, Sally Ann Sims wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> What’s the probability that the six very large black birds I saw flying yesterday early evening near the Downingtown quarry were ravens? This location is the quarry road near Wegmans (near where I heard from the PABIRD list that ravens had a nest this past summer). I was not able to get any kind of scale perspective. But their wing flap motion appeared to be from of a much larger bird than crows.
>
> -Sally Ann Sims
> Chester County



Subject: Ravens in Downingtown?
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 15:16 pm
From: rrovansek AT pacewater.com
 
I think Ravens are a possibility anywhere in PA. They are widespread and quite mobile, so they can cover a lot of ground if they want to.

Ron Rovansek
Centre County

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Sally Ann Sims
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:54 AM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Ravens in Downingtown?

Hi All,

What’s the probability that the six very large black birds I saw flying yesterday early evening near the Downingtown quarry were ravens? This location is the quarry road near Wegmans (near where I heard from the PABIRD list that ravens had a nest this past summer). I was not able to get any kind of scale perspective. But their wing flap motion appeared to be from of a much larger bird than crows.

-Sally Ann Sims
Chester County



Subject: Wildwood Park, Dauphin Co
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 14:58 pm
From: lockerman AT paonline.com
 
PABirders,

An American Bittern was found along the Towpath Trail of Wildwood Park this
morning. It was located on the wetlands side of the trail (east side) about
halfway up from the South Parking Lot.

Sandy Lockerman

Wildwood Park

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co.



Subject: Osprey, Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 14:24 pm
From: 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
After a walk at Frick Park, Sue Solomon and I stopped 
at Duck Hollow. As we gazed at 2 Common Mergansers,
an Osprey flew upstream from the Homestead Grays Bridge, circled
around the spit at the mouth of Nine Mile Run, hovered, swooped part
way down to the river, then rose and slowly circled away upstream.

Earlier, at Frick Park, on Riverview Trail we did see
Cedar Waxwings,
White-throated Sparrows, and
a Yellow-rumped Warbler


Jack Solomon
Allegheny County



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 23, 2014
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 14:19 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 23, 2014
Time: 0730-0930
Weather: Clear, N wind to 10 mph, temp. 45 F, waves about two to three feet.
Comments: There was an eastern movement of Red-breasted Mergansers and Horned Grebes. A few cormorants were crossing the lake from Canada.

Waterbirdscounted:

Canada Goose 1
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 2
Northern Pintail 9
Lesser Scaup 20
Surf Scoter 21
White-winged Scoter 5
Common Goldeneye 3
Common Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 81
Common Loon 21
Horned Grebe 106
Double-crested Cormorant 105
Sanderling 5

Other bird crossing the lake from Canada:

Brown Creeper 1


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




Subject: Ravens in Downingtown?
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 13:53 pm
From: sallysims AT earthlink.net
 
Hi All,

What’s the probability that the six very large black birds I saw flying yesterday early evening near the Downingtown quarry were ravens? This location is the quarry road near Wegmans (near where I heard from the PABIRD list that ravens had a nest this past summer). I was not able to get any kind of scale perspective. But their wing flap motion appeared to be from of a much larger bird than crows.

-Sally Ann Sims
Chester County



Subject: I'm surprised
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 13:41 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
To hear so many birders say they have had their FOY DEJC. They have been here in Susquehanna County at my feeders all summer and are still here. There are still Red Wing BB still here also along with hundreds of Blue Jays, BCCD and Mourning Doves. Yesterday when I got out of bed I looked out the window at my feeders to find 3 big black crows on one feeder and another eating away at the 2nd feeder. There are so many birds here that I’m going through 140 pounds of seed a week. When I first open the windows to fill the feeders I throw out 24 unshelled peanuts. They no sooner hit the grass and the Blue Jays are swooping in to grab them. Some are very greedy and take 2 away at once. I mainly throw peanuts out for the chip monks living under the enclosed deck and also under my 4 ton of tarp covered pellets. I have put many pictures and video on Facebook if you would like to see them all in action. Just friend me on Facebook.
Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners,Susquehanna County



Subject: Raven and Junco, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 13:40 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning I dawdled for 2.5 hours through Schenley Park via Junction Hollow.  Highlights were the first dark-eyed junco of the year, a common raven flying over Flagstaff Hill and a field sparrow not far from the pond.

Checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20314477


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



Subject: First N. Saw-whet Owls at Sewickley (nr. Pittsburgh), Allegheny Co.
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 11:49 am
From: robert.mulvihill AT gmail.com
 
On our sixth night of banding at Sewickley Heights Borough Park, and
following the first real "cool down" of the season, we caught two HY female
NSWOs on our last net check last night.
I operate this station three or four night a week. This is our second year
of operation. Last fall we banded ten NSWOs and had one "foreign retrap"
(a Saw-whet previously banded at Long Point, Ontario) and one Eastern
Screech Owl.

We're looking forward to as many or more this year. Perhaps notably, we
did not catch our first owl last season until Nov. 1, on our eleventh night
of banding.

Best,
Bob Mulvihill

Ornithologist
National Aviary
412-258-1148
412-522-5729 (cell)
Robert.mulvihill@aviary.org
@BobMulvihill on Twitter
Robert S. Mulvihill on Facebook
http://www.aviary.org/Project-...



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nature through an appreciation of birds.*



Subject: 2014/2015 Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in PA
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 11:38 am
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings All,
It's that time of year again to start thinking about CBCs. Before you know it the first day of the count season (December 14) will be upon us! To make sure folks know where and when counts will take place please either e-mail me at pabirder@gmail.com or post on the PA Birds Face Book page with the Name of the Count, The date it will take place, The County(ies) it will take place in and the Compiler with contact info. Thank you for your assistance with this. The information gathered will also be used in the December PSO Pileated.
Thanks,
Vern Gauthier
Newville



Subject: Sandhill Crane Survey
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 9:40 am
From: liswilliam AT pa.gov
 
A special note for those of you who plan to participate in the Fall Sandhill Crane Survey AND know where cranes are night roosting. The Fish and Wildlife Service asks that we do a pre-survey of known night roosts on October 29 (or anytime during the period Oct 29-Nov 3). This is to be followed by an additional survey of the night roost on November 10 (or anytime during Nov. 10-14.)

If you plan to drive around an area looking for foraging cranes during the day, then only the November survey is necessary.

The purpose of surveying night roosts twice is to see if the timing of migration has changed in Eastern Sandhill Cranes over recent decades. There is evidence that pre-migration staging now peaks roughly 2 weeks later than it used to occur. Night roost counts are best conducted at dawn or dusk when flocks are still concentrated at the staging site (roughly 6-7:30 am or 5:30-7:00 pm). If you know of a night roost but are unable to survey it, please let me know.

Survey information and a data sheet are available on the PGC website on the Bird Conservation page at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/...
Survey sheets can be printed and mailed. Online reporting is also available via the website.

Thanks for your help in collecting this important population information!

Lisa Williams
Bureau of Wildlife Management
PA Game Commission



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (21 Oct 2014) 85 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 8:24 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 8 64 64
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 62 205
Northern Harrier 2 18 32
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 38 131
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 399 740
Cooper's Hawk 15 58 98
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 18 30
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 10 61 68
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 66 151
Merlin 2 12 22
Peregrine Falcon 1 15 19
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Raptor 0 6 16

Total: 85 841 3501
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Mike Coll, Tom Bush

Observers: Chuck Root, Tom Bush

Visitors:
Yoshi Izuka, Scott Tuttle


Weather:
Calm in the morning hours, followed by some light NW winds and light W
winds at the end of the day. Partly cloudy in the latter part of the day.

Raptor Observations:
The afternoon counter and hawkwatchers in attendance reported spotting a
light morph Rough-legged Hawk fly over the hawkwatch in the 1400 EDT hour.
Our first reported Rough-legged in many years.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterfly-1

Predictions:
Rainy. N winds, and all day rain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: Allegheny Co - Two Ravens in Bridgeville
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 8:20 am
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
All,

This spread of the ravens is just awesome in my book. As I was going towards the BP from town, I saw a raven flying over the ridge that borders I-79. A couple of crows tried to harass it, but couldn't keep up. Then a second raven joined the first. I am loving this! If they nested here, and I got to hear ravens all the time, wow, those would be happy days!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 October 2014
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 7:53 am
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE10.14.14

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON (Erie County)
SWAN SP. (Erie County)
CACKLING GOOSE (Crawford County)
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Armstrong County)
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
SURF SCOTER
REDHEAD
BONAPARTE'S GULL
PARASITIC JAEGER (Erie County)
COMMON TERN
STILT SANDPIPER (Crawford and Lawrence Counties)
DUNLIN
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Erie County)
ARCHILOCHUS HUMMINGBIRD SP. (Allegheny County)
SEDGE WREN (Lawrence County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Allegheny County)
LINCOLN'S SPARROW (Allegheny, Crawford, and Washington Counties)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: Shawn Collins, Lauren Conkle, Marcy Cunkelman, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Dave Inman, Glenn Koppel, Geoff Malosh, Jerry McWilliams, Robert Mulvihill, Clare Nicolls, Aidan Place, Kate St. John, Jack and Sue Solomon, Shannon Thompson, Ryan Tomazin, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 7 October 2014 through Monday, 14 October 2014

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: BALD EAGLE, OSPREY, PIED-BILLED GREBE, AMERICAN COOT, SCAUP SP., MERGANSER SP., GADWALL, HORNED GREBE, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, WILSON'S SNIPE, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, RUDDY DUCK, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, RED-EYED VIREO, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, SWAMP SPARROW continue to be reported. "FOS" refers to "first of season" sightings of otherwise common non-reported species.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 10/9 at the Imperial Grasslands main pond, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER and others (MVas).

At Wingfield Pines on 10/10, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 2 western PALM WARBLERS, and others (KSJ).

On 10/10 at Gilfillan Farms, PALM WARBLERS, EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHER SP. (RT).

At Frick Park on 10/11, sightings included NASHVILLE WARBLER (DW), 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (JS).

This week in Edgeworth, 1 ARCHILOCHUS HUMMINGBIRD SP. (RM).

On 10/11 over Plum, 1 COMMON RAVEN (AH).

In Pittsburgh on 10/14, OVENBIRD and others (KSJ).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

At Crooked Creek State Park on 10/9, 8 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (GK); on 10/10, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (FOS), 8 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 1 COMMON RAVEN, 2 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, 1 TENNESSEE WARBLER, 1 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (MVan); on 10/11 and 10/13, 8 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (SG, DW, JH).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 10/9 near the intersection of Routes 228 and I-79, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON (GK).

In Allegheny Township on 10/12, DARK-EYED JUNCOS (FOS), WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (FOS), 2 PALM WARBLERS (DW).

On 10/12 at Moraine State Park, 6 AMERICAN WIGEON, 1 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 1 NORTHERN PINTAIL, and others (MVas), 1 BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 1 additional NORTHERN SHOVELER (GK).

On 10/12 along Sunken Garden Trail, 2 PURPLE FINCHES and others (GK).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At Geneva Marsh on 10/10, sightings included 1 AMERICAN WIGEON, 1 SANDHILL CRANE (SC).

On 10/10 in the Pymatuning area, 2 CACKLING GEESE, 2 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 STILT SANDPIPER, 1 DUNLIN, and others (MVas); on 10/11, 53 SANDHILL CRANES, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and others (CN); on 10/12, 1 LINCOLN'S SPARROW, 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (FOS), 1 SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 1 WINTER WREN, 2 PURPLE FINCHES, 6 GREAT EGRETS, 5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 6 HORNED LARKS, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 4 SANDHILL CRANES (SC et. al.).

At Conneaut Marsh on 10/12, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 1 WINTER WREN, and others (SC).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle on 10/8, 1 juvenile PARASITIC JAEGER; on 10/9, sightings included AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, 6 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 2 REDHEADS, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 3 RED-THROATED LOONS, 16 COMMON LOONS, 1 GREEN HERON, 1 COMMON TERN, 5 MERLINS (JM); on 10/10, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 2 COMMON LOONS, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, 3 SWAN SP. (GG); on 10/12, 4 SURF SCOTERS, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 1 BLACK SCOTER, 5 COMMON LOONS (JM).

Through 10/9 in Albion, 1 adult female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (RM et. al.).

In Union City on 10/11, COMMON RAVEN (JM).


INDIANA COUNTY:

On 10/10 in Clarksburg, PINE SISKINS (MC).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

At Black Swamp on 10/10, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 SEDGE WREN, 19 SANDHILL CRANES, 45 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 9 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER (GM), 2 additional SEDGE WRENS (ST); on 10/13, SEDGE WREN, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, NORTHERN HARRIER, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, 4 SANDHILL CRANES (JH).

On 10/12 in New Beaver, 12 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 1 COMMON GALLINULE, 7 AMERICAN PIPITS (MVas).

At State Gamelands #284 on 10/12, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 15+ LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 17 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (FOS), 1 PALM WARBLER, 2 SEDGE WRENS (DI).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 10/10 at Washington Park, sightings included DARK-EYED JUNCO (FOS), BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 1 probable CAPE MAY WARBLER (LC).

At Greencove Wetlands on 10/12, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW (FOS), SORA, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, NASHVILLE WARBLER (AP).

On 10/12 at Canonsburg Lake, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (GG).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

On 10/11 at Keystone State Park, 2 COMMON RAVENS, 1 WOOD THRUSH, and others (KSJ).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.




Subject: OT: California - Arizona Trip
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 2:01 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
The Eastern PA Birdline was not updated in early October because I took a trip out west, mainly to do a San Diego pelagic trip and to check out the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.  I ended up getting six ‘lifers’ (a tough thing for me to do anymore) and one “Lower 48” bird.  If interested, a short story and many photos can be found at: http://becard.blogspot.com/201... .

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
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Subject: White-throated Sparrows - York County
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 23:20 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Had the first white-throats of the season here today. No juncos so far.

Ann

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

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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
5-visitors


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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Rain and wind

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

Non-raptor Observations:

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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

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

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


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

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

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



Non-raptor Observations:

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



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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers:

Visitors:
Dave Fitch (from Syracuse, NY)


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

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

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

Predictions:
Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a
northwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New
precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



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



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

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

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

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area
Allegheny County



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


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


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Subject: Central PA Birdline for 10.23.2014
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 16:14 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* October 23, 2014
* PACE1410.23
Bird Highlights
RED-NECKED GREBE (Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
MARSH WREN (Centre, Clinton & Huntingdon Co.)
NELSON'S SPARROW (Centre, Clinton & Huntingdon Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Bedford/Somerset, Franklin, Huntingdon/Mifflin & Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
October 23, 2014
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: David Barber (DB), Joe Beatrice (JB), Chuck Berthoud (CB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Nan Butkovich (NBu), Bruce Carl (BC), Adam Carter (AC), Ed Chubb (EC), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Jason Deeter (JD), Eli DePaulis (ED), Tom Dick (TD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Gordon Dimmig (GD), Rob Feldman (RFe), Bruce Ferrence (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Jonathan Heller (JH), Bill Hoch (BH), Russell Hoffman (RH), Craig Houston (CH), Anne Hurst (AH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Rudy Keller (RK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), David Kruel (DKr), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Holly Merker (HM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Lori Nichols (LN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Ann Pettigrew (AP), Richard Pohner (RP), Nick Pulcinella (NP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Doug Steigerwalt (DSt), Bob Stewart (BSt), Gene Wagner (GW), Donald Weidemann (DWe), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW), Matt Wlasniewski (MW), Doug Wood (DW) and Alan Youse (AY). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
-End Transcript
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: Osprey-Boone Reservoir-Washington County
Date: Wed Oct 22 2014 16:06 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Currently, an Osprey is perched in a tree at Boone Reservoir.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
Ken Byerly,Norman Bono


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

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,juncos,crows

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



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

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

Waterbirds counted:

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


Other birds moving across or along the lake:

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


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




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

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


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



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

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

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



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



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


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


Gigi Gerben

Washington County



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

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County


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

Free Film Screenings of "Groundswell Rising" Plus Discussion

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Morris Cox

Observers: Mike Dale

Visitors:
8


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

Raptor Observations:
None

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

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



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

Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



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

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

Enjoy,
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.

Begin forwarded message:

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

Tom Pawlesh



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

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


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



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

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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Dale L. Gearhart

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



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


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



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

Bird Migration Through Urban Landscapes

by Dr. J. Alan Clark
.

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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

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

Visitors:
7


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

Raptor Observations:
GE Juv 10:20

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

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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Morris Cox

Observers: Mike Dale

Visitors:
8


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

Raptor Observations:
None

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

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



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

Rosemary Spreha
Harrisburg Pa



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

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

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

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Rob Feldman, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Fog in am, hazy and partly cldy

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



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

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

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

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

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers:

Visitors:
Salisbury Middle School, Brandon Wehr


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

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

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

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



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

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

Waterbirds counted:

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


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



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