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20 Sep: @ 14:20:36 
Second Mountain (18 Sep 2017) 2227 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 20:47:49 
Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:38:40 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2017) 1664 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:09:44 
Common Ravens - York County [Ann Pettigrew]
19 Sep: @ 18:08:17 
Second Mountain (19 Sep 2017) 450 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:08:01 
Hummingbirds. Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
19 Sep: @ 17:49:02 
Allegheny Front (19 Sep 2017) 75 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 17:40:21 
Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2017) 359 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 16:10:01 
Lots of Tennessee warblers, Mon 9/18, Raccoon Lake Trail, Beaver [Kate StJohn]
19 Sep: @ 16:07:06 
Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 16:05:37 
One nice warbler, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny [Kate StJohn]
19 Sep: @ 15:11:57 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 09:46:23 
Parasitic Jaeger [DNADEB]
19 Sep: @ 04:41:26 
Stilt Sandpiper continued, Northampton County [Dave DeReamus]
18 Sep: @ 21:56:30 
Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2017) 3966 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 21:48:24 
Second Mountain (18 Sep 2017) 1227 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 21:21:14 
Second Mountain (17 Sep 2017) 400 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 21:17:36 
Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2017) 1150 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 19:56:32 
Parasitic Jaeger - Cambria Co. [Mark Vass]
18 Sep: @ 18:40:27 
Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2017) 1581 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 18:29:44 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2017) 1366 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 17:43:41 
Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2017) 391 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 17:42:08 
Lebanon County [Windstream Mail]
18 Sep: @ 16:23:09 
Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 16:14:05 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 14:41:05 
PA Elk Cam [Gary Robson]
18 Sep: @ 14:03:45 
Connecticut Warbler - Allegheny, Boyce Park [Michael David]
18 Sep: @ 08:30:38 
Re: Mifflin County - Virginia Rail [Deborah Grove]
18 Sep: @ 07:53:12 
Mifflin County - Virginia Rail [Chad Kauffman]
17 Sep: @ 21:24:53 
Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 20:15:57 
Waggoner's Gap (17 Sep 2017) 312 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 20:12:29 
Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17, 2017 [Karyn Delaney]
17 Sep: @ 19:12:08 
Great Blue Heron , Bucks County [Lisa Dziuban]
17 Sep: @ 19:11:14 
Bake Oven Knob (17 Sep 2017) 2678 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 18:28:46 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Sep 2017) 4060 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 18:26:29 
Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2017) 933 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 18:21:59 
Allegheny Front (17 Sep 2017) 423 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 17:54:43 
Mourning Warbler, Allegheny County [Bledsoe, Anthony]
17 Sep: @ 17:33:23 
Allegheny County - Wexford - Common Nighthawks [Karyn Delaney]
17 Sep: @ 17:09:14 
Fulton - Connecticut Warbler [Michael David]
17 Sep: @ 16:54:36 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Sep 2017) 799 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Sep: @ 12:56:38 
Broad-winged Hawks - Lehigh county [Frank Dickman]
17 Sep: @ 12:50:03 
Hooded Mergansers, Northampton County [Todd A. Watkins]
16 Sep: @ 21:43:29 
Waggoner's Gap (16 Sep 2017) 1029 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 21:09:20 
Second Mountain (16 Sep 2017) 1123 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 19:53:33 
Extralimital Sooty Tern in Ohio [Mark Vass]
16 Sep: @ 19:48:59 
Bake Oven Knob (16 Sep 2017) 659 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 19:00:47 
Shorebirds & Pied-billed Grebe - Washington Co. [Mark Vass]
16 Sep: @ 18:58:17 
Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Sep 2017) 328 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Sep: @ 18:30:08 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Sep 2017) 1669 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]





Subject: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2017) 2227 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 14:20 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 31 36
Bald Eagle 7 40 49
Northern Harrier 4 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 88 90
Cooper's Hawk 3 12 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 2178 4129 4156
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 6 27 29
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 2

Total: 2227 4360 4440
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Richard Pohner, Sue Cooper

Observers: Brian Weaver, Sue Cooper, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Heavy AM fog, gradual clearing through PM Light Var winds giving way to
mostly SE .Mostly cloudy with minimal late PM sun. Temps in the 70's

Raptor Observations:
6 juv BE 4 @1:30, 2@ 1:35, Ad BE @11:55

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:47 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 9 108 145
BE 4 127 173
NH 2 11 17
SS 90 427 433
CH 4 36 42
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 4
BW 798 7270 7407
RT 0 65 133
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 12 103 118
ML 2 10 10
PG 0 6 8
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 9 10
UF 0 3 3
UE 0 5 5
UR 5 26 30

Total: 926 8212 8543
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 18:15:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Eric Beck, Joe Kelly, Pat Freed, Ron Freed, Scott Fisher

Visitors:
Tim Reed, 2


Weather:
Dense fog until 9 am, then mostly cloudy with N winds.

Raptor Observations:

First bird - SS 9:07
Last bird - BW 18:05

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 8
Hummers - 34
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2017) 1664 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:38 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 5 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 7 107 162
Bald Eagle 0 61 104
Northern Harrier 0 12 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 180 199
Cooper's Hawk 5 26 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1589 10130 10445
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 9 33 57
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 6 10
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 78 91
Merlin 4 24 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7

Total: 1664 10683 11185
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 1 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: David Hughes, Phil Campbell, Paul Heveran, Rob Feldman,
Rudy Keller

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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



Subject: Common Ravens - York County
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:09 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Late report but had two common ravens fly low over the lawn at John Wright restaurant yesterday afternoon.  They sauntered back and forth a few times before taking off.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Second Mountain (19 Sep 2017) 450 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 31 36
Bald Eagle 1 41 50
Northern Harrier 2 11 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 111 113
Cooper's Hawk 3 15 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 414 3543 3570
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 4 31 33
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 3

Total: 450 3810 3890
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Brian Weaver, Rosemary Spreha, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Weather:
Overcast till noon. Temps in the 60's rising to near 80 in the PM. Clear
blue sky to end the day.

Raptor Observations:
B.E. juv. 2:02EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 15; Red headed Woodpecker
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Hummingbirds. Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:08 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
I continue to have 3-5 rubythroats chasing each other around the yard daily. Most of them are young birds that arrive and leave daily, as has been the case since July when juveniles began moving around. And, as usual, young males outnumber young females. Occasionally an adult female appears before moving on, but most, as I said, are juveniles.I've also been seeing one here and there high in the sky moving over the fields as I've looked for migrating raptors at the edge of the yard. If things play out here like they've been doing for more than 15 years, I'll see at least one rubythroat into the first week of October. I had a rufous back in 2001 but I'm still looking for that BIG one!
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County davilene@verizon.net



Subject: Allegheny Front (19 Sep 2017) 75 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 17:49 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 9 15 15
TV 2 9 10
OS 0 30 53
BE 2 71 128
NH 1 8 11
SS 4 88 105
CH 5 20 26
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 10 10
BW 32 3103 3331
RT 12 87 155
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 10 12
ML 0 6 8
PG 0 6 8
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 0 6
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 7 15 18
MK 0 1 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 75 3483 3903
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Stewart, Dave Poder, Ed Gowarty, Jack Julian,
Karen Jackson, Mike Wolfe, Ralph Yoder

Visitors:
16 visitors. Ed Gowarty, Bob Stewart, Mike Wolfe, Karen Jackson, Ralph
Yoder, Dave Poder helped with spotting


Weather:
Early morning fog burned off about 9:30
Light winds out of the ESE
Average temp 18C
Cloud cover 0% ro 100%
Visibility 0 to 32km

Raptor Observations:
75 Raptors counted.
2 adult bald eagles at: 2:07. 2:18

Non-raptor Observations:
57 Monarch's. Painted lady. clouded sulpher. cabbage whites

Yellow rumped warbler. Gold winged warbler. Grey catbird,
Chestnut sided warbler, Common yellow throat, Blue jays,
Waxwings, 1 hummingbird, ravens, Downy woodpecker, chimney swifts, tree
swallows.

Predictions:
Temps in the 70's partly cloudy
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco (jd.jh.rocco@gmail.com)


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



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2017) 359 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 17:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 4 28 34
BE 0 19 35
NH 3 7 9
SS 7 44 48
CH 4 11 12
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 3
BW 340 2286 2319
RT 0 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 14 21
ML 0 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 3 3

Total: 359 2430 2504
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Greg Grove, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Morning: Wind E 1-3 mph, low clouds and limited visibility, temp 19-21C
Afternoon: Wind N 1-3 mph then variable 1-3, sunny, temp 24-25C

Raptor Observations:
AK: 1 male
most birds were in the 3 hours immediately after the clouds lifted

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2, N. Parula-1, Blackpoll Warbler-1, Black-throated
Green Warbler-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nickbolgiano@gmail.com)


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



Subject: Lots of Tennessee warblers, Mon 9/18, Raccoon Lake Trail, Beaver
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:10 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Geoff Malosh mentioned finding loads of Tennessee warblers at Sewickley Park on Saturday. I had a similar experience yesterday morning with Tennessee warblers at Raccoon Creek State Park's Lake Trail. 8 warbler species ... but mostly Tennessee's. I also heard an Acadian Flycatcher and an Eastern Wood-pewee singing. Complete checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... St. John, Pittsburgh
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Subject: Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 50 50
Northern Harrier 2 3 3
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 39 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 21 21
Cooper's Hawk 6 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 4 506 506
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 41 41
Merlin 2 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 4 6 6
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 41 697 697
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Childs, John Mercer

Observers: Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, John Mercer

Visitors:
Monica Masiko


Weather:
Bands of clouds and sun from Hurricane Jose churning off shore to our south
and east. Rain bands to our east eventually moved to our area. Some
spitting in the 12-1 hour and again in the 2-3 hour, but no rain

Raptor Observations:
First year and adult Bald Eagles came through together at 10:20.

Non-raptor Observations:
Thirteen Monarch Butterfly and two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Predictions:
Could be a nice day, the hurricane should be passing to our east so we will
have strong northerly winds with plenty of sunshine.
========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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



Subject: One nice warbler, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 16:05 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Bird activity was rather low today but I found a (dull, probably female) Mourning Warbler plus 2 Magnolia Warblers down by Panther Hollow Lake. Other than that it was a hot day of mostly blue jays and robins. Complete checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch... St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 70 70
Bald Eagle 0 66 70
Northern Harrier 1 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 27 27
Cooper's Hawk 7 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 10 1211 1211
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 39 42
Merlin 2 8 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 41 1463 1472
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

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



Visitors (3): Kathleen Rengert, Lorrie Sherron.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Cloudy, becoming Mostly Cloudy (100-75% cloud cover), Ceiling - 3,600-6,600
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 68 - 76F, Winds NNE @ 15 - 20 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (60) and Turkey Vultures (70).





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



TODAYS BBB: ---Now You See Me, Now You Dont---

There were warblers on this mornings early warbler walk to warbler
meadow. The variety was not large, but numbers were good and the views at
eye level in the ragweed and saplings. There were lots of Parulas,
Redstarts, and singles of Black-and-white, Magnolia, and Chestnut-sided.
While there, a Woodchuck had ambled up to me.obviously his poor eyesight
not making my presence known. A few feet away, he finally did see or catch
my scent, and with a startled leap, scurried for his life. Hey Mr.
MaGooI think you startled me worse than the converse.

Kathleen stopped out, Camera in hand and tied to relocate the warblers, as
I watched the sky. No luck.
Lorrie and I did enjoy a huge Praying Mantis preaching to the choir - the
pulpit was my grill cover. A moment later, it was gone sermon over.

Myself? I was praying for hawks to appear in our improving sky. Those
prayers going largely unanswered though, I must confess. A squadron of
Blue Jays did announce the unpopular presence of a very close Sharp-shinned
Hawk.



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



1-Great Blue Heron, 1-White-eyed Vireo, 8-Northern Parula, 1-Chestnut-sided
Warbler, 1-Magnolia Warbler, 1-Black-and-white Warbler, 6-American
Redstart, 2-Blue Grosbeak, 15-Bobolink.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (14): Monarch - 25, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye, Red-spotted
Purple, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem, Red Admiral, Meadow Fritillary.
Dragonflies (2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags. Reptiles & Amphibians
(0): Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Woodchuck.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.52; Steps: 15,298; Floors:
30.



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



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 53; this season: 108



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





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a great day with favorable winds and a decent
amount of background clouds.



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

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Parasitic Jaeger
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 9:46 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Is being viewed by several Birders at the marina at Prince Gallitzin State Park. Good looks at it soaring 

Deb Grove

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Stilt Sandpiper continued, Northampton County
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 4:41 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
The retention pond by Koch Toyota continued to hold a Stilt Sandpiper at dusk on Monday.  Also seen there were the following:

1 Green-winged Teal
10 Killdeer
4 Least Sandpipers
11 Pectoral Sandpipers
1 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Greater Yellowlegs
8 Lesser Yellowlegs

A Semipalmated Plover was there when I did a quick stop much earlier in the day.

The basin is located along Newburg Road, just east of Route 33. With the apparent loss of the flooded fields near Green Pond due to the raising of the road a few years ago, this spot presently looks like one of the best alternatives to the now-defunct Green Pond site. I wrote a short story on the situation with a few mediocre photos that can be found at: http://becard.blogspot.com/201...

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho...
Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar...



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2017) 3966 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 22 99 136
BE 6 123 169
NH 2 9 15
SS 59 337 343
CH 1 32 38
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 4
BW 3859 6472 6609
RT 0 65 133
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 8 91 106
ML 0 8 8
PG 4 6 8
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 9 10
UF 1 3 3
UE 0 5 5
UR 4 21 25

Total: 3966 7286 7617
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Diane McLaughlin, Eric Beck, Gene Wagner,
Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed,
Scott Fisher

Visitors:
Eric Gogola


Weather:
A maddening morning, with thick fog and low clouds on the mountain, only
giving up a few glimpses of hawks moving through the clouds. The afternoon
turned to a nice mix of sun and clouds and easterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - SS 6:50
Last bird - OS 5:21

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 18
Hummers - 6
========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ()
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www.waggap.com


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Subject: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2017) 1227 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 31 36
Bald Eagle 7 40 49
Northern Harrier 4 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 88 90
Cooper's Hawk 3 12 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1178 3129 3156
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 6 27 29
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 2

Total: 1227 3360 3440
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers: Brian Weaver, Sue Cooper, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Heavy AM fog, gradual clearing through PM Light Var winds giving way to
mostly SE .Mostly cloudy with minimal late PM sun. Temps in the 70's

Raptor Observations:
6 juv BE 4 @1:30, 2@ 1:35, Ad BE @11:55

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2017) 400 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 28 33
Bald Eagle 4 33 42
Northern Harrier 1 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 64 66
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 376 1951 1978
Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 21 23
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 400 2133 2213
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Andy Francis, Rosemary Spreha, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
10 vista, 4 hawk watchers


Weather:
Light rain/fog first two hours, & fog w/ minimal visability through noon.
Gradual clearing through PM. Light south wind under partly cloudy skies.
Temps in the 70's.

Raptor Observations:
Flow of BW's only started after 1PM (EST)
3 juv BE 1:50, 1:59, 2:42, Ad BE 2:50

Non-raptor Observations:
N.Parula, Red Hd WP,
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2017) 1150 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 6
TV 0 7 8
OS 4 30 53
BE 5 69 126
NH 2 7 10
SS 13 84 101
CH 2 15 21
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 9 9
BW 1109 3071 3299
RT 11 75 143
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 10 12
ML 1 6 8
PG 1 6 8
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 0 6
UF 0 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 8 11
MK 0 1 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 1150 3408 3828
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty, Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl,
John Kahly, Karen Jackson, Mike Smith, Mike Wolfe,
Nancy Ott, Ralph Yoder, Tom & Sally Dick

Visitors:
Mike Smith, Della Braverman, John Kahly, Bob Stewart, Lisa Meadows, Tom
Lindahl, Janet Kuehl, Ed Gowarty, Karen Jackson, Jake Murphy, Mike Wolfe,
Hannah Greenberg, Kelly Nunn, Ralph Yoder, Dirk Miller, Mary Lou Miller,
Kathy Hammond, Deane Stamm, Bonnie Wohler, Ann Hershberger.

Special thanks to Hannah and Kelly from Delaware for their excellent work
as spotters.


Weather:
Light to moderate ESE wind (5-15 mph) with partly to mostly cloudy skies
and a high temperature of 21.6 C. The first 2 hours were very foggy and
the valley remained fairly hazy all day.

Raptor Observations:
We had 5 migrating Bald Eagles (11:58, 2:01, 2:43, 3:12, 3:12), one adult,
3 juvenile, 1 unknown. We also had a number of local or hunting Red-tailed
Hawks and an adult Bald Eagle going north. We also had 15 Turkey Vultures.
In the last hour and a half we had beautiful looks at a juvenile Northern
Harrier and a Grey Ghost as well as a Peregrine Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jay, 4, Black and White Warbler 1, Black-throated Blue Warbler 1,
Yellow-throated Vireo 1, Red-eyed Vireo 1, Phoebe 1, Eastern Towhee 2,
Northern Flicker 1, White-breasted Nuthatch 2, Chickadee 3, Common Raven 5,
Gray Catbird 1, Chickadee 3, Chimney Swift 1, Pileated Woodpecker 1, Cedar
Waxwing 9, Thrush (species unknown), American Crow 5.

Predictions:
Light ESE wind (3-10 mph) until about noon, switching to NE in the
afternoon. Skies are to be partly cloudy to mostly sunny with a high of 23
C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz@gmail.com)


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Subject: Parasitic Jaeger - Cambria Co.
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 19:56 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
John Carter found a light morph PARASITIC JAEGER yesterday at Prince
Gallitzin S.P.
The bird was still present today and Steve Schmit got some nice pics of the
bird that are included in his ebird report

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2017) 1581 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 18:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 51 99
Turkey Vulture 7 117 269
Osprey 26 119 175
Bald Eagle 8 73 138
Northern Harrier 2 6 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 174 182
Cooper's Hawk 2 27 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 10
Broad-winged Hawk 1476 7510 7736
Red-tailed Hawk 2 43 89
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 28 35
Merlin 1 8 11
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 55 93

Total: 1581 8216 8881
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Bob Astleford, Doug Burton, Richard, Rob Keith

Visitors:
Some day hikers and hawk watchers.

Additional Observers: Ed Wanamaker, Rick Gaeta, Jason Horn, John Trainer,
Dwight Peterson, Dick & Pat Williams, and Kevin & Barb from Florida.


Weather:
65-73F, heavy fog and light drizzle during the morning. As day progressed,
fog lifted and visibility improved. Winds were light from ENE at 0-4 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (8): 1156a, 1216a, 1216a, 1231a, 1238i, 1611i, 1613i, 1616i.

Sharp-shinned Hawks seen diving a juvenile Red-tail and migrating
Broad-winged Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch (10), Raven (3), Hummingbird (1), Blue Jay, Black-throated Green
Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Cape May Warbler, American Redstart,
Red-eyed Vireo, Northern Flicker, Cedar Waxwing, Chickadee sp, Herring
Gull



Predictions:
Scattered showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. 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


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2017) 1366 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 18:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 2 5 15
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 8 100 155
Bald Eagle 3 61 104
Northern Harrier 1 12 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 143 162
Cooper's Hawk 4 21 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1321 8541 8856
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 24 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 72 85
Merlin 1 20 23
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 5
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 2 4 7

Total: 1366 9019 9521
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 18:15:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler: Adam Carter, Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Adam Carter, Cat Elwell, Christine Whitehair, Paul Heveran

Weather:
Heavy AM fog significantly reduced visibility. The second half of the day
saw mostly cloudy skies and variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
Lots of BW kettles with no consistent flight path.

Bald Eagles:1036imm, 1154imm, 1232ad

Non-raptor Observations:
Waxwings, RC Kinglets, C Swift, Warblers: Parula, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia,
Cape May, Black-throated Green

Predictions:
Tonight
Areas of fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday
A chance of light rain after 2pm. Areas of fog before 11am. Otherwise,
partly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an
inch possible.

Tuesday Night
A chance of light rain with a slight chance of showers before 8pm, then a
slight chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.
North wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation
amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind around 11 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2017) 391 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 17:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 24 30
BE 0 19 35
NH 0 4 6
SS 3 37 41
CH 0 7 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 2 3
BW 380 1946 1979
RT 2 12 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 13 20
ML 1 3 4
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 3 3

Total: 391 2071 2145
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers: Deb Grove, Greg Grove, Ron Crandall

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Heavy fog until 1030 EST, the partly, mostly cloudy with light east wind.
Warm

Raptor Observations:
277 BWs during 11-12 EST hour

AK - 1 M, 1 Unk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 6

Swainson Thr (2), NAWA, MAWA (2), BTBW (2), BBWA

Barred Owl called through the thick fog early
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (gwg2@psu.edu)


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Subject: Lebanon County
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 17:42 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Today I was at the Rt. 501 pond near ELCO Rd. I saw about  5 Greater
Yellowlegs, and about 35 Lesser Yellowlegs, I was able to find 5 Stilt
Sandpipers feeding together. I went to the Reistville ponds today 2 teals
hid quickly along Prescott Road in the high grass before I could ID them.
Today the cloud cover was low.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2017) 15 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 16:23 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 46 46
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 37 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 5 502 502
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 33 33
Merlin 2 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 15 656 656
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bill Cranny, Tom Bush

Observers:

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
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www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 16:14 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 66 66
Bald Eagle 1 66 70
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1201 1201
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 32 35
Merlin 0 6 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 5 1422 1431
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

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



Visitors (1): This weather scared off our observers tooI was alone today.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Fog then Cloudy (70-100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 1,600-10,100 ft.,
Visibility - 6-10 miles, Temps 68 - 78F, Winds NE @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (55) and Turkey Vultures (60).



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





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



TODAYS BBB: ---Make Up? No, This is True---

I had wanted to arrive early this morning for a warbler walk. I didnt
make it. The reasonand tell me if this has ever happened to you - a woman
in the car I was following was doing her eye makeup in a weaving, stop and
go manor. By the way she was driving; she had to be torturing her GPSs
directions, if not her face. One can only imagine what that was going to
end up looking like! It would be like me shaving when one of my tremors
was occurring. Thats why I gave it up! I mean this gal was curling her
lashes, or whatever you women do, mascara, eye liners the works. I
consider what I witnessed (endured?) in the car following her as my first
cosmetology lesson. Who do I pay? Am I NOW certified? Im only surprised
that she didnt stop, pick up a licensed professional to give her a mud
facial. Certainly, she had that scheduled next. Ive got to tell you,
everything about MY eyes and MY face is gonna stay JUST the way it is. I
am not much for multi-tasking, especially since my injury, but this driving
while doing your makeup cannot be a good idearight? Fortunately, my route
took a different turn before our Uber cosmetologist got to her nails! And
her pedicure!

Well, I made it to good ole Bucktoe, despite not having quite finished
putting MY face on (needed about 10 more miles of driving for that), and
right away at the feeders I heard a vaguely familiar chip note. Quickly
glancing up with my horrid unmade eyes, I saw it was emanating from a
Lincolns Sparrow at the feeders.seems a bit early for them, but here he
is nonetheless. The sparrow was species #108 for this season at The Watch.


At 11:30, one of our Ravens vocalized to the northeast and a Coopers Hawk
flew by with a crop full of a bird too slow to get away. The weather was
turning out to be much worse than predictedovercast with occasional
drizzle, in fact.

The vultures were more confident in the weather than I, lifting off their
roosts in huge groups. They soon filled the sky with their graceful
flight, if not their beauty. (Perhaps, a little less eye shadow would set
off the red of your eyes, fellas?) Soon joining the forecast optimist
club were the butterflies and a few hawksBald Eagle, Kestrels and a
Red-shouldered (appearing to be a migrant). Things did pick up for me as
well, with the appearance of one of my very favorite birds a Great Blue
Heron, and in full song as he flew over, to boot! With a croaking
Raven and a croaking Great Blue Heron, it was as if I was being treated
to an impromptu avian Tom Petty and Bob Dylan concert! Wait a minute, a
third croak? No, it was just my stomachgetting kinda hungry.

I did finally get around to a warbler walk in the afternoon to warbler
meadow and it did not disappoint. I went to work and was treated to
amazing looks at a variety of warblers. In one sapling were: 4 Parulas, 2
Chestnut-sided, 3 Magnolia Warblers, and 6 Redstarts. Nothing unusual, but
the looks were

Jim did a fantastic job clearing our carrion feeder and preparing it
forummwell, carrion and the eagles, vultures, and yesRavens that come to
it. Anyone need a spa treatment day, yet?

I feel eminently qualified, after many hours of watching my water
feature, to make the following assessment of the best bathers Its
definitely, NOT Common Yellowthroat. They appear to know they should
bathe, but believe theyll melt if they really get wet. Its not the
tentative House Wrens or the sedate Bluebirds, who appear to be getting
their makeup done at the very same time as they bathe. The dainty Field
Sparrow is a very polite bather. No, my award goes to the Song Sparrow.
They get into it, thrashing about wildly. When they get out, they often
look like theyve had a fire hose trained on them! They appear to
desperately need some attention to get back to looking their best.

Quick somebody pass me my mascaraoh, and my car keys! Remember, Im a
licensed professional! DO NOT try this at homerather, step behind the
wheel



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



1-Great Blue Heron, 1-COMMON RAVEN, , 4-Northern Parula, 2-Chestnut-sided
Warbler, 3-Magnolia Warbler, 6- American Redstart, 1-Lincoln's Sparrow,
1-Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2-Blue Grosbeak, 20-Bobolink.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (11): Monarch - 15, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye, Wild Indigo
Duskywing, Sachem. Dragonflies (2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags.
Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (1): Eastern Cottontail.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.7; Steps: 11,035; Floors: 16.



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



Canada Goose---Wood Duck--- Mallard--- Double-crested Cormorant---Great
Blue Heron--- Black Vulture---Turkey Vulture---Osprey--- Bald
Eagle---Northern Harrier---Sharp-shinned Hawk---Coopers
Hawk---Red-shouldered Hawk---Broad-winged Hawk---Red-tailed Hawk---
American Kestrel---Merlin---Peregrine---Herring Gull---Feral
Pigeon---Mourning Dove---Yellow-billed Cuckoo---Black-billed
Cuckoo---Eastern Screech-Owl---Great Horned Owl---Barred Owl---COMMON
NIGHTHAWK---Chimney Swift---Ruby-throated Hummingbird--- Red-bellied
Woodpecker--- Downy Woodpecker---Hairy Woodpecker---Northern
Flicker---Pileated Woodpecker---OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER---Eastern
Wood-Pewee---Least Flycatcher--- Eastern Phoebe--- Eastern
Kingbird---White-eyed Vireo---Yellow-throated Vireo---Blue-headed
Vireo---Warbling Vireo---PHILADELPHIA VIREO---Red-eyed Vireo---Blue
Jay---American Crow---Fish Crow---COMMON RAVEN--- Purple Martin---Tree
Swallow---N. Rough-winged Swallow---Bank Swallow---Barn Swallow---Carolina
Chickadee--- Tufted Titmouse--- White-breasted Nuthatch---Carolina
Wren---House Wren---Blue-gray Gnatcatcher--- Eastern
Bluebird---Veery---Wood Thrush---American Robin---Gray Catbird---Northern
Mockingbird---Brown Thrasher---European Starling--- Cedar
Waxwing---Ovenbird---Northern Waterthrush---Black-and-white
Warbler---Tennessee Warbler---Nashville Warbler---Common
Yellowthroat---American Redstart---Cape May Warbler---Northern
Parula---Magnolia Warbler---Bay-breasted Warbler---Chestnut-sided
Warbler--- Blackpoll Warbler---Black-throated Blue Warbler---Blackburnian
Warbler---Palm Warbler---Pine Warbler---Prairie Warbler---Black-throated
Green Warbler--- Canada Warbler---Wilsons Warbler--- Eastern Towhee---
Chipping Sparrow---Field Sparrow --- Lincolns Sparrow---Song Sparrow---
Scarlet Tanager---Northern Cardinal---Rose-breasted Grosbeak---BLUE
GROSBEAK---Indigo Bunting---Bobolink---Red-winged Blackbird--- Common
Grackle---Brown-headed Cowbird--- Baltimore Oriole--- House
Finch---American Goldfinch---House Sparrow



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 108; this season: 49



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Lincoln's
Sparrow.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks not the best , with cloudy conditions and strong
northeast winds.



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine.
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of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Nighthawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
earlybirdtours@comcast.net with questions or comments.

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


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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: PA Elk Cam
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 14:41 pm
From: garyrobson AT comcast.net
 
Here is a question for you birders that can distinguish calls. Besides the blue jay and crow what birds do you hear on the live cam?

Go Army, beat Navy.



Subject: Connecticut Warbler - Allegheny, Boyce Park
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 14:03 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

For the second day in a row I found a Connecticut Warbler (before
yesterday, I had not seen one since 2014). This bird was at Boyce Park near
Monroeville, Allegheny Co, at the base of the ski area. I added a map of
the bird's path for anyone who would like to follow up on it to flickr:

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

Some photos of the Connecticut are there as well. It was not very busy
overall - other highlights were Blue-headed Vireo, Black-and-white warbler,
and Ovenbird.

Best,

Michael David
Allegheny Co.



Subject: Mifflin County - Virginia Rail
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 8:30 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Please update if anyone visits whether you see it or not.

Thx

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chad Kauffman"
To: "PABIRDS"
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 8:53:06 AM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Mifflin County - Virginia Rail

hello everyone

as per report from Aden Troyer, he got a call from the Swarey family in
belleville who own Swarey Orchards, they had a Virginia Rail in their
front yard last night.

the address is 59 Cortland Apple Ln, Belleville, PA 17004.

very nice family, they would welcome visitors.

Not sure it is worth chasing or would still be there, but if I hear
anything else, I will let an update out.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA


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Subject: Mifflin County - Virginia Rail
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 7:53 am
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
hello everyone

as per report from Aden Troyer, he got a call from the Swarey family in
belleville who own Swarey Orchards, they had a Virginia Rail in their
front yard last night.

the address is 59 Cortland Apple Ln, Belleville, PA 17004.

very nice family, they would welcome visitors.

Not sure it is worth chasing or would still be there, but if I hear
anything else, I will let an update out.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA


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Subject: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2017) 5 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 21:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 45 45
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 37 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 9 9
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 497 497
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 31 31
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 5 641 641
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chuck Root, Sheryl Johnson

Observers:

Visitors:
Sara Busch, Bruce Childs


Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Raptors not migrating: about 10 TV and 4 BV, 1 Red-shoulder Hawk, 1
Cooper's Hawk, 4 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Peregrine low and headed North, 1:28
PM 1 immature BaEa headed to reservoir, 1:34 1 adult //BaEa headed towards
reservoir

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Pine Warbler singing from white pine; 1 Easter Phoebe: 2 Eastern Wood
Pewee; 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Nine Monarch Butterfly, 2 Common
Buckeye: numerous Black Saddlebags and darner

========================================================================
Report submitted by John Mercer (mercer1135@aol.com)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (17 Sep 2017) 312 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 20:15 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 10 77 114
BE 2 117 163
NH 2 7 13
SS 74 278 284
CH 4 31 37
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 4
BW 217 2613 2750
RT 1 65 133
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 1 83 98
ML 1 8 8
PG 0 2 4
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 9 10
UF 0 2 2
UE 0 5 5
UR 0 17 21

Total: 312 3320 3651
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Observers: Dave Grove, Joe Yoder, Karena Johnson, Meredith Lombard,
Tim Johnson

Visitors:
Carolyn Hoffman, Greg and Deb Grove, Chad Kauffman, PSO members, Adria
Olmi, Scott Gregg, Michael David, Paul Heveran, Helen Heveran-52


Weather:
Fog early with slow improvement through the day. Light SE wind with a warm
humid afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
First bird SS 8:45
Last bird SS 5:13

BE JUV 11:14, 1:13

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 10
Hummers 8
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17, 2017
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 20:12 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17,
2017


I was able to spend some time in the yard this morning, and the first bird
I saw was a beautiful Yellow-billed Cuckoo foraging in the tree tops. In
the brush pile, I was surprised to see an Ovenbird foraging. Other
warblers were American Redstart and Magnolia, although there was a lot of
activity in the very tall wild cherry trees that went unidentified. A
female Ruby-throated Hummingbird paid a visit to the feeder, drinking for
quite awhile.

Happy birding,
Karyn Delaney



Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Sep 17, 2017 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
24 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2 flyover
Mourning Dove 4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
Ovenbird 1
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 6
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 22 including 2 fledglings

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S39239438

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



Subject: Great Blue Heron , Bucks County
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 19:12 pm
From: dziubanlisa AT gmail.com
 
Today I observed a Great Blue Heron sitting on the small dock at the Matejik farm pond alongside Mechanicsville Rd, Mechanicsville, Pa.

Lisa Dziuban



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (17 Sep 2017) 2678 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 19:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 48 96
Turkey Vulture 11 110 262
Osprey 17 93 149
Bald Eagle 3 65 130
Northern Harrier 1 4 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 125 133
Cooper's Hawk 4 25 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 10
Broad-winged Hawk 2604 6034 6260
Red-tailed Hawk 3 41 87
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 28 35
Merlin 0 7 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 51 89

Total: 2678 6635 7300
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Hoopes

Observers: Bob Astleford, Jeff Hopkins, John Good, Richard

Visitors:
None (North Lookout).


Weather:
Visibility: 5 miles, increasing to 10 miles in the last hour.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-winged Hawk: 2,604. Four prior to 1211, then in the next 60 minutes:
more than 1800 BWs.

Bald Eagle (3): 1211a, 1330a, 1559i.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1), Monarch (8), Raven (2).

Predictions:
Monday: A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am.
Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 20%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Sep 2017) 4060 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 18:28 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 3 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 6 92 147
Bald Eagle 1 58 101
Northern Harrier 0 11 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 127 146
Cooper's Hawk 3 17 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 4019 7220 7535
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 22 46
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 67 80
Merlin 2 19 22
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 4060 7653 8155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: David Barber, Greg George, Mark Blauer

Weather:
Dense fog in the morning with clearing after 11 AM. Light and variable
winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1430I

Non-raptor Observations:
magnolia, Cape May, black-throated blue, black-throated green,
blackburnian, bay-breasted and worm-eating warblers, 90 monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (17 Sep 2017) 933 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 18:26 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 23 29
BE 2 19 35
NH 2 4 6
SS 11 34 38
CH 0 7 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 913 1566 1599
RT 1 10 13
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 11 18
ML 1 2 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2

Total: 933 1680 1754
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Abby Hileman, Peggy and Lou Saporito


Weather:
Wind E 1-7 mph, sky mostly sunny, temp 21-25C

Raptor Observations:
BE: 1142 Ad, 1402 Imm
BW: 4th highest daily count, most came late
AK: 1 unkown

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift-28, Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1, Ovenbird-1, monarchs-46
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nickbolgiano@gmail.com)


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Subject: Allegheny Front (17 Sep 2017) 423 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 18:21 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 6
TV 0 7 8
OS 4 26 49
BE 4 64 121
NH 0 5 8
SS 25 71 88
CH 3 13 19
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 9 9
BW 374 1962 2190
RT 3 64 132
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 6 9 11
ML 2 5 7
PG 0 5 7
UA 0 3 4
UB 0 0 6
UF 1 1 1
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 7 10
MK 0 1 1
SK 0 0 1

Total: 423 2258 2678
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Dick Byers, Ed Gowarty, Ellie Cochran, Gene & Nancy Flament,
George Bercik, Jeanine Ging, Jim Rocco, John Kahly,
Karen Jackson, Tom/Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
29-Helping spot: Brian Wargo, Jeanine Ging, Gene & Nancy Flament, John
Kahley, Ed Gowarty SR, Jim Pemberton, Jime Rocco, Ellie Cochran, Karen
Jackson, George Bercik, Dick Byers, Tom and Janet Kuehl.


Weather:
Sun and clouds. Warm.
Light winds from SE.
Haze, visibility 2 to 17 km.


Raptor Observations:
423 migrating raptors.
4 Bald Eagles: Adults:11:11; 1:14
SubAd: 11:47; 3:09

Non-raptor Observations:
white breasted nuthatch, chimney swifts, black-throated blue warbler, black
throated green warbler.
4 ruby throated hummingbirds.
87 Monarch butterflies; tiger swallowtail; spangled frittilary.

Predictions:
Sun and clouds.
High of 77 degrees F.
Wind from East at 5 mph,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob@stewart.net)


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Subject: Mourning Warbler, Allegheny County
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 17:54 pm
From: bledsoe AT pitt.edu
 
Just now, a warbler chipped from our rhododendron in our yard in Forest Hills Borough (17 Sept 2017). Thinking the "old" set in genus Oporornis, I pished and up popped, 15 feet away, a first-year Mourning Warbler. A yard bird and first I've had in PA away from breeding localities in the northern tier counties. Tony Bledsoe
________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania on behalf of Karyn Delaney
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:33:18 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Allegheny County - Wexford - Common Nighthawks

Five Common Nighthawks over Brandt School Road, Wexford. I was driving and
there possibly may be more than five.

Karyn Delaney



Subject: Allegheny County - Wexford - Common Nighthawks
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 17:33 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Five Common Nighthawks over Brandt School Road, Wexford. I was driving and
there possibly may be more than five.

Karyn Delaney



Subject: Fulton - Connecticut Warbler
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 17:09 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,

I found a Connecticut Warbler this afternoon at Haines-Seville wetland in
Fulton Co. It was 3/4 of the way around the trail from the parking lot (the
southwest corner of the pond). The trail FYI does not seem to have been
mowed in months.

Also thanks to everyone who helped with the PSO meeting! It was a great
weekend.

Best

Michael David
Allegheny Co.



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (17 Sep 2017) 799 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 16:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 66 66
Bald Eagle 8 65 69
Northern Harrier 2 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 5 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 761 1201 1201
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 30 33
Merlin 2 6 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 799 1417 1426
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Hank Davis, John McNamara, Mike Gardner

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



Visitors (25): Walter Borys, Puff Busch, Hank Davis, Curt Davis, Kris
DeBolt, Paty Wade, Colleen DelMonte, Fran DeMillion, Pam Dimeler, Laureen
Eick-Benson, Mike Gardner, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Lana Glass, Lou Horwitz,
Meghann Matwichuk, Sharon Milner, Ralph Milner, Kathleen Pileggi, Anita
Regester, Bill Lucas, Maria & Elias Zouras, Pepper Walling, John McNamara.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:
Fog-Partly Cloudy (50-70% cloud cover), Ceiling - 11,400-23,900 ft.,
Visibility - 1-10 miles, Temps 68 - 81F, Winds ENE @ 5 - 10 mph.





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



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





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



TODAYS BBB: ---Thats a Fine Kettle of Hot Air Youve Got Us In,
Ollie---

I did a little of our regular Sunday bird walk this morning. Warbler
action has died down some, but we still ran into a few - Parula, Magnolia,
Black-and-white, Redstarts
A Least Flycatcher, our seasons second, was a nice, but brief surprise,
disappearing nearly as soon as it was found. A singing White-eyed Vireo
was nice, too.

I broke away from the walk, having to make coffee and begin my watch. Two
hummingbirds came by and in typical hummingbird fashion fought and chased
each other away.from my red TRAILER HITCH HANDLE! There were three actual
feeders full in my feeder area to fight over. Its not like Im spinning a
centrifuge and trying to build weapons of mass destruction and testing
missilesits a TRAILER HITCH! Cant we all just get along??

We all enjoyed coffee at the Watch, seeing a few Broad-wings drift by. One
person, I think it was Bill, even going so far to say that my coffee was
GREAT! Bill, I have never been so-accused! I aim for tolerable and miss
wretchedly, at times. I worry about you, my friend. At 12:02PM two Ravens
came byagain!

Enough, playful banter! My clicker (used to count Broad-wings as they
break off a kettle to form another, more distantly to the south) was
beginning to see quite a bit of play! Around noon, all Hell broke loose,
for a spellI guess those Ravens signaled the onset. In roughly an hours
time, 761 Broad-winged Hawks came by in several such kettles - each
twisting higher in tight circles within the thermal, until one bird decides
its high enough and time to seek another such thermal to the south and
begin the process again. Our decisive sentinel departs, signaling each to
follow in quick order. My clicker was feeling the stress. Just as
quickly as it had begun, it was over. Among the Broad-wings had been Bald
Eagles, Ospreys, Harriers, Sharpies, Coopers, Kestrels and Merlins. Great
fun, while it had lasted. There will be more!



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



1-Least Flycatcher, 1-White-eyed Vireo, 2-COMMON RAVEN, 1-Northern Parula,
2-Magnolia Warbler, 4-Black-and-white Warbler, 8-American Redstart,
1-Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 4-Blue Grosbeak, 15-Bobolink.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (13): Monarch - 45, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl
Crescent, Black Swallowtail, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper,
Buckeye, Red-spotted Purple, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Sachem. Dragonflies
(2): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags. Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals
(2): Eastern Cottontail, Red Fox.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits:
This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend
to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at
all! Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I
pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with
Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your
totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are
certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a
panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our
Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site
for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 6.57; Steps: 15,414; Floors:
40.



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



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 59; this season: 106



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





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a carbon copy of today....which I would take!



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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Broad-winged Hawks - Lehigh county
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 12:56 pm
From: 0000003652a0d84e-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Sitting at my son's baseball game at the Northwestern rec fields (New Tripoli/Germansville area) and have been glancing up in between innings. Over the last two hours I have counted over 200 Broad-winged Hawks streaming through and now kettling nearby. The last group was close to 100 birds. Bake Oven Knob is only a few miles to the northeast of my location. Hoping they are having as good of a day.

Frank Dickman
Lynnville, Lehigh county

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Hooded Mergansers, Northampton County
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 12:50 pm
From: toddawatkins AT gmail.com
 
Two very out of season Hooded Mergansers in a retention pond at Calvary
Baptist Church, along Green Pond Road, Northampton County. Can't recall
ever seeing any in September in the Lehigh Valley. Associating with
Mallards. Photos on ebird.

Todd

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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (16 Sep 2017) 1029 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 21:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 8 67 104
BE 10 115 161
NH 1 5 11
SS 78 204 210
CH 7 27 33
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 4
BW 881 2396 2533
RT 6 64 132
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 1
AK 29 82 97
ML 0 7 7
PG 2 2 4
UA 0 4 4
UB 4 9 10
UF 0 2 2
UE 0 5 5
UR 3 17 21

Total: 1029 3008 3339
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Observation start time: 05:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Jonathan Stein, Karena Johnson,
Keith Gingrich, Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed,
Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed, Scott Fisher, Tim Johnson

Visitors:
Carolyn Hoffman, Aden and Steven Troyer, Chad Kauffman, PSO members, 58


Weather:
Partly cloudy with moderate NNW wind diminishing to light.
Showers upridge cut off the flight at 2.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 12:38, 12:44, 1:28
JUV 11:18,12:02,12:08,1:04, 1:14
UNAGED 11:51, 1:06

First bird - AK 6:11
Last bird - SS 3:31

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 59
Hummers - 12
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Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Second Mountain (16 Sep 2017) 1123 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 21:09 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 15
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 24 29
Bald Eagle 5 29 38
Northern Harrier 0 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 54 56
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1085 1575 1602
Red-tailed Hawk 1 13 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 7 19 21
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1123 1733 1813
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Jay George, Larry Coble, Nancy Clupper, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Light mostly Var SE winds under sunny AM skis becoming cloudy in the PM
with a shower to end the day.

Raptor Observations:
5 juv BE 2@ 11:30, 3@ 12:30
Count ended with a large flight of BW's coming in high and dropping down
low & into the trees in the face of the rain storm.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
much like today
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Report submitted by David Schwenk (schwenkde@yahoo.com)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Extralimital Sooty Tern in Ohio
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 19:53 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
Kent Miller found a adult SOOTY TERN this afternoon in Tuscarawas Co. Ohio

GPS
40.5321,-81.5072

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (16 Sep 2017) 659 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 19:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 43 91
Turkey Vulture 9 99 251
Osprey 4 76 132
Bald Eagle 2 62 127
Northern Harrier 0 3 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 99 107
Cooper's Hawk 4 21 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 10
Broad-winged Hawk 595 3430 3656
Red-tailed Hawk 3 38 84
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 26 33
Merlin 0 7 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 49 87

Total: 659 3957 4622
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Devin Kline

Observers: Bob Astleford, Ed Wanamaker, Rick Gaeta, Ron Kline

Visitors:
Mark O'Brian, Dan Knarr, Andrew, Lance leonhart, Scott Keys, Doug Burton,


Weather:
Sunny and warm. Light winds 1-5mph mostly from the east

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterfly:56
Ravens: 3


Predictions:
A slight chance of showers after noon. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise,
partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in
the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Shorebirds & Pied-billed Grebe - Washington Co.
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 19:00 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I was at Canonsburg Lake late this afternoon and had the following
shorebirds behind the doctor offices

9 Killdeer
1 Stilt Sandpiper
3 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Lesser Yellowlegs

also there was a Pied-billed Grebe at the Hahn Rd. AMD pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Sep 2017) 328 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 18:58 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 21 27
BE 0 17 33
NH 1 2 4
SS 0 23 27
CH 4 7 8
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 2
BW 320 653 686
RT 1 9 12
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 10 17
ML 0 1 2
PG 0 0 0
UA 1 1 1
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 2 2

Total: 328 747 821
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Doug Wentzel, Jason Beale

Observers: Jon Kauffman

Visitors:
Jon Kauffman, Levi Beiler, Samuel Fisher, Aaron Lapp, Michael Lapp, Gus
Longo, Taylor Ely, Abby Hileman


Weather:
Overcast and foggy in early am, clearing, then heavy clouds rolled in for
the rest of the day. Light winds.

Raptor Observations:
BWHA movements were in clusters up to 201, primarily 10am-1pm. Local BAEAs
(immature), BLVUs, TUVUs, and RTHAs.

Non-raptor Observations:
Neotropical migrants observed with local yearound residents. BHVI, BTGW,
BTBW, TEWA, REVI, SCTA, RTHU, CHSW.
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Report submitted by Jen Brackbill (jab56@outreach.psu.edu)


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Sep 2017) 1669 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 18:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 3 13
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 12 86 141
Bald Eagle 4 57 100
Northern Harrier 2 11 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 110 129
Cooper's Hawk 3 14 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1596 3201 3516
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 21 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 4 8
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 58 71
Merlin 3 17 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 2 5

Total: 1669 3593 4095
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Observation start time: 05:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Bob Davidheiser, Laurie Goodrich, Zoey Greenburg,
Levon Harutyunyan, Bob Davidheiser, Levon Harutyunyan,
Ellen Grim, Laurie Goodrich, Ryan Fick

Weather:
partly cldy, warm, light winds

Raptor Observations:
bald eagles
imm 1058, AD 1226, 1208, 1301

Non-raptor Observations:
221 Un. warbler, flybys cerulean warbler 1, cape may warbler 6, 193
waxwing, 36 chim swif
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Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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