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15 Dec: @ 16:52:53 
American Bittern, Rodale Experimental Farm, Berks Co. [Todd A. Watkins]
15 Dec: @ 14:54:55 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
15 Dec: @ 13:15:38 
Second Mountain (15 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
14 Dec: @ 19:01:36 
Evening Grosbeaks, Forest Co. [Flo McGuire]
14 Dec: @ 18:21:19 
Very late report - Washington Co. Sandhill Cranes [Ryan Tomazin]
14 Dec: @ 15:09:33 
Allegheny Front (14 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
14 Dec: @ 09:12:33 
Erie County waterbrd count for Dec. 14, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
13 Dec: @ 21:29:16 
Turkey Vulture - Allegheny County [Karyn Delaney]
13 Dec: @ 19:08:43 
Allegheny Front (13 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Dec: @ 18:01:12 
Second Mountain (13 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Dec: @ 16:39:55 
Waggoner's Gap (13 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Dec: @ 15:27:06 
Re: Black-throated Gray Centre County [Deborah Grove]
13 Dec: @ 15:22:11 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Dec: @ 15:08:10 
Black-throated Gray Centre County [Deborah Grove]
13 Dec: @ 14:45:16 
Ring-billed gulls, Washington County [g. g]
13 Dec: @ 09:03:31 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 13, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
13 Dec: @ 03:43:56 
Re: Pittsburgh Crow Roost [Kate StJohn]
12 Dec: @ 19:00:13 
Trumpeter Swan wing tag info, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
12 Dec: @ 16:11:56 
Second Mountain (12 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 15:11:42 
Waggoner's Gap (12 Dec 2018) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 15:07:03 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (12 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 14:24:11 
Allegheny Front (12 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
12 Dec: @ 13:31:39 
Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co. [Gerald Kruth]
12 Dec: @ 12:25:10 
Snow Goose; Allegheny County; 12/12/2018 [Richard Nugent]
12 Dec: @ 10:08:29 
Peregrine falcon, Berks County [sdschmoyer]
12 Dec: @ 09:38:06 
Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co. [A. Liebner]
12 Dec: @ 09:15:01 
Re: Pittsburgh Crow Roost [Barb]
12 Dec: @ 09:14:13 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 12, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
12 Dec: @ 08:57:17 
Re: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co. [Gerald Kruth]
12 Dec: @ 08:26:04 
Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co. [A. Liebner]
12 Dec: @ 07:44:58 
Pittsburgh Crow Roost [Michael Fialkovich]
12 Dec: @ 07:22:36 
One less sharpie, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
12 Dec: @ 07:20:14 
Re: Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county [Deborah Grove]
12 Dec: @ 07:17:01 
Re: Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county [Rick & Marianne Atkinson]
11 Dec: @ 18:13:17 
Second Mountain (11 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 15:44:28 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 14:53:04 
Waggoner's Gap (11 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 14:42:38 
Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 14:25:22 
Allegheny Front (11 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
11 Dec: @ 08:52:11 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 11, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
11 Dec: @ 08:00:49 
PSO Birding Site Guide [PSO]
10 Dec: @ 19:21:09 
Surf Scoter - Butler Co. [Mark Vass]
10 Dec: @ 19:11:16 
York County Short-eared Owls [Randy Phillips]
10 Dec: @ 18:48:01 
Trumpeter Swan, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
10 Dec: @ 17:45:22 
Allegheny Front (10 Dec 2018) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
10 Dec: @ 17:03:05 
Waggoner's Gap (10 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
10 Dec: @ 15:40:19 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (10 Dec 2018) 7 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
10 Dec: @ 08:58:33 
Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 10, 2018 [Jerry McWilliams]
10 Dec: @ 08:48:12 
Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County [Gerald Kruth]
09 Dec: @ 21:49:22 
Re: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County [Meredith_Lombard]





Subject: American Bittern, Rodale Experimental Farm, Berks Co.
Date: Sat Dec 15 2018 16:52 pm
From: toddawatkins AT gmail.com
 
Today during our Lehigh Valley CBC, we found an American Bittern at the
Rodale Experimental Farm in easternmost Berks Co. Slowly walking a small
creek bed, eating frogs. First for us in several decades of doing our count.

Todd A. Watkins
Bethlemem, PA



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Sat Dec 15 2018 14:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 598
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 58 1691
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 0 110 18233
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters:

Weather:
Dense fog in morning cleared to overcast skies with rain bands to the
north, west and south. late day drizzle ended the count.

Raptor Observations:
none today!

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven, a. crow, pileated and hairy woodpecker
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Second Mountain (15 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Sat Dec 15 2018 13:15 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 0 19 229
Northern Harrier 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 442
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 6 104
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 0 85 5998
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Rain & Fog

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
This ends our hawk count participation for the year.
Thanks so much to our counter staff and all observers who helped make this
effort possible.
See you all next year on the mountain!
Dave Schwenk
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Evening Grosbeaks, Forest Co.
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 19:01 pm
From: fmcguire1 AT verizon.net
 
Hi Everyone,

Our Evening Grosbeaks have gotten more numerous and more regular.

Please email me separately if you are interested.

Flo McGuire
Tionesta, PA



Subject: Very late report - Washington Co. Sandhill Cranes
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 18:21 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
Hello all,

While having lunch with my father today, he offhandedly showed me a video of birds circling over his farmland, asking me if they were indeed geese. As soon as I heard the audio with the video, I was floored: Sandhill Cranes. THIRTY-TWO of them! The video was from November 23rd of this year, around 12:39 in the afternoon. This is the same location that we had a Christmas Day Rose-breasted Grosbeak at, and though the cranes are long gone, it is a private location, though with amazing bird luck. The location is just north of Beallsville, PA, off Rt. 40 in Washington County.

I tried uploading the video to eBird, which I didn't know doesn't accept video. If anyone would like to see it and enjoy it, just let me know. I posted the best screenshot I could get, but a handheld iPhone video of birds 200-300 feet above in the sun leaves a lot to be desired.

Cheers!!!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: Allegheny Front (14 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 15:09 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 14, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 4 11736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Ed Gowarty, jr

Visitors:
Don and Sheili Custer visiting from Orlando, FL


Weather:
Light SSE winds, hazy, visibility 4km, quick drop to .5km at 12:30 when
drizzle began.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Nuthatches, Titmice, Chickadees, Ravens and Crows

Predictions:
Rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder ([email protected])


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



Subject: Erie County waterbrd count for Dec. 14, 2018
Date: Fri Dec 14 2018 9:12 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 14, 2018

Time:0735 to 0835

Weather: Cloudy, lightESE wind, calm lake, 40 F.

Comments: No change from yesterday. It is likely the scaup seen flying west thelast several days are staging birds flying from their feeding to their roostingsites rather than birds migrating.



Waterbirds recorded:



Redhead 12

Greater Scaup 6

Lesser Scaup 12

Unidentified scaup 460

Long-tailed Duck 1

Bufflehead 1

Red-breastedMerganser 1

Red-throated loon 3

Horned Grebe 3

Double-crestedCormorant 5Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Turkey Vulture - Allegheny County
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 21:29 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
There was a lone Turkey Vulture flying over Mingo Road in Wexford near the
intersection of Rt. 910 today.

Karyn Delaney



Subject: Allegheny Front (13 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 19:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 4 11736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers: Bob Stewart

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Light wind, variable, south, then southeast.
Temp 2 to 3 degrees C.
Partial sunshine.
haze, visibility 8 km.

Raptor Observations:
no migrating raptors.
no local raptors.


Non-raptor Observations:
no passerines noted excpet 1 flock of 5 crows.

Predictions:
Rain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: Second Mountain (13 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 18:01 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 2 19 229
Northern Harrier 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 1 17 442
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 6 104
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 4 85 5998
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers:

Visitors:
Military vehicles and personnel.


Weather:
Cloudy, cold, with a steady light wind from the South. Visibility to the
South was poor.Temperature range of 32 to 38

Light snow and graupel throughout the afternoon

Raptor Observations:
Immature BE @ 10:30
Adult BE @ 12:54
Adult GE @ 12:14

dark morph RT circled low over the site and stayed to the East and not
counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 ravens

Predictions:
Possible rain. A bit warmer
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (13 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 16:39 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 0 7 1670
OS 0 0 260
BE 0 34 541
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 0 52 2049
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 2 46

Total: 0 108 18432
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck

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

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast with light freezing rain through the morning, Cloud cover
clearingin the afternoon, allowing for some sunshine. Light south winds
throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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



Subject: Black-throated Gray Centre County
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 15:27 pm
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
I may have the wrong person who found this. I was just told it was Carrington Stephenson. Sorry for the error.

Thanks Carrington!

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Grove"
To: "PABIRDS"
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:08:06 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] Black-throated Gray Centre County

Jen Lee found a BTYW yesterday at the Duck Pond just east of State College Centre County on Rt 26.

Several of us observed the bird, as well as a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Winter Wren all foraging together where the creek feeds into the pond at 2:20 today.

Deb

--
Deborah Grove
--
Deborah Grove



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (13 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 15:22 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 598
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 58 1691
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 1 110 18233
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Hazy conditions to begin with very low visibility. Sun broke through for a
bit in late morning, but snow showers moved in by afternoon. Steady wind
out of the SSE and temps in mid 30s.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxing 10, Pine Siskin 5
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Black-throated Gray Centre County
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 15:08 pm
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
Jen Lee found a BTYW yesterday at the Duck Pond just east of State College Centre County on Rt 26.

Several of us observed the bird, as well as a Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Winter Wren all foraging together where the creek feeds into the pond at 2:20 today.

Deb

--
Deborah Grove



Subject: Ring-billed gulls, Washington County
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 14:45 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Gull numbers picked up this week at the reservoir along Rte 43, as compared
to last week. Today I counted 20 Ring-billed gulls, some sitting on the
ice.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 13, 2018
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 9:03 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 13, 2018

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, calm lake, 36 F.

Comments: Two large flocks of scaup moving west and alight movement of Red-throated Loons and that was about it. Roger Donn assisted with the count the lasthalf hour.



Waterbirds recorded:



Mallard 1

Redhead 1

Greater Scaup 20

Lesser Scaup 130

Unidentified scaup 260

White-winged Scoter 2

Long-tailed Duck 1

Common Goldeneye 3

Red-breastedMerganser 21

Red-throated Loon 15

Common Loon 3

Horned Grebe 1Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 3:43 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I, too, wondered about the peregrines' reaction to Pitt's scare-the-crows recordings. When I'm in Oakland I check on the peregrines and they are always there. At dusk they perch high up to watch birds fly to roost (robins, starlings, etc) while the scarecrow sounds blare from several locations. At dusk the crows fly past campus and gather in a staging area in Schenley Farms and up the hill. After it's really dark they move down to the trees on campus while the scarecrow sounds are blaring off and on. 

If the crows follow their normal pattern the roost will move to the Strip District around Jan 1. I'm not sure what prompts the move -- perhaps sustained low nighttime temperatures. When it's very cold, the crows roost on the warehouse roofs in the Strip District.

Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at birdsOutsideMyWindow.org



Subject: Trumpeter Swan wing tag info, Clearfield Co.
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 19:00 pm
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
The Trumpeter Swan reported on Monday continues on Bimini Lake. The USGS informed me that the bird is a 2 1/2 year old female, banded on 12/28/16, in Ontario, Canada, approximately 250 miles north of DuBois, Pa. The bird is apparently used to humans, as it was walking around the boat launch this morning looking for handouts from a couple of utility company workers.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Second Mountain (12 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 16:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 1 17 227
Northern Harrier 0 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 441
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 1 81 5994
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Mike Dale, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
5-visitors


Weather:
Temps in the 30's to near 40 with winds out of the N/NW switching to the
SW. Zero cloud cover to start the day but gradually becoming 100% overcast.

Raptor Observations:
[email protected]:06

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Snow and east wind will not make for even an OK day on the mountain. Be
careful for those of you venturing to the hawk watch and good luck.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (12 Dec 2018) 9 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 15:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 0 7 1670
OS 0 0 260
BE 2 34 541
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 7 52 2049
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 2 46

Total: 9 108 18432
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Weather:
Mostly sunny and hazy, with light wind starting NW and switching to SW.
Increasing cloudiness and diminishing wind in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 11:30 (2)

First bird - RT 11:04
Last bird - RT 2:00

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner ([email protected])
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 (12 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 15:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 597
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 58 1691
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 2 109 18232
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters:

Weather:
Overcast and hazy with light NW winds decreasing in the afternoon. High
temperature of 34.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Allegheny Front (12 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 14:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 4 11736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
light SSE winds;high in low 30s; dry and cloudy with valley haze

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
red bellied wp,crows

Predictions:
winds light & variable w a possible Southern component;high in low
30's;cloudy
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ([email protected])


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



Subject: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 13:31 pm
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hi Ann,


Sure it helps. I'm always building stuff and looking for new feeder and nestbox designs, and especially what foods attract desirable friends like those Red-heads.


I hope your success will stimulate others.



Thanks for the note, and best wishes,


Jerry





-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner
To: PABIRDS ; gkruth
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 9:37 am
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.





Jerry,
The Juv. Red-headed is coming to suet baskets on an old dogwood tree. It is also eating black oil sunflower seeds from a hanging feeder and it often sits in a hanging tray feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds.
The suet is High Energy, ingredients: Rendered Beef Suet, Cracked Corn, White Millet, Peanut Pieces & Black Oil Sunflower Seed.


It joined a constant stream of Red-bellied WP, Hairy WP,Downy WP, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the suet baskets.


Hope this helps,
Ann Liebner









On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:57:08 AM EST, [email protected] wrote:








Hi Ann and congratulations on "hooking" one of PA's Finest to your yard.


What kind of feeder attracted him, and what kind of food, please?


thanks,


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh






-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <[email protected]>
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th. I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing! What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County



Subject: Snow Goose; Allegheny County; 12/12/2018
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 12:25 pm
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
At 12:52 PM today I observed a Snow Goose grazing with the Canada Geese at the main soccer field in Hampton Township Community Park. The grin patch of the Snow Goose was obvious.

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



Subject: Peregrine falcon, Berks County
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 10:08 am
From: 0000004a41c07666-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
While cruising last year™s snowy owl haunts between Kutztown and Fleetwood this morning, I came upon an immature peregrine falcon on School Rd, about a tenth of a mile or so in from the highway. No snowy owls found, but the peregrine wasn™t a bad consolation prize.

Sue Schmoyer
Kutztown, Berks County

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 9:38 am
From: 000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Jerry,The Juv. Red-headed is coming to suet baskets on an old dogwood tree. It is also eating black oil sunflower seeds from a hanging feeder and it often sits in a hanging tray feeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds.The suet is High Energy, ingredients: Rendered Beef Suet, Cracked Corn, White Millet, Peanut Pieces & Black Oil Sunflower Seed.
It joined a constant stream of Red-bellied WP, Hairy WP,Downy WP, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the suet baskets.
Hope this helps,Ann Liebner


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:57:08 AM EST, [email protected] wrote:

Hi Ann and congratulations on "hooking" one of PA's Finest to your yard.
What kind of feeder attracted him, and what kind of food, please?
thanks,
Jerry KruthPittsburgh


-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <[email protected]>
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th. I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing! What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County



Subject: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 9:15 am
From: 0000001455f85cf8-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I wondered about this when I heard the recordings while at a lecture down there several weeks ago. I didn™t even think about the effects on the crow roost and wondered if the recordings were part of a Carnegie International exhibit! ˜ 

We saw a group of crows last week near the Eat N Park across the river from Duck Hollow and wondered if they were part of the larger roost.

Barb

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 12, 2018, at 8:44 AM, Michael Fialkovich wrote:
>
> The other night I was in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh well after dark and saw the crow roost in the same location as last year. They are on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the trees around the Cathedral of Learning building.
> As in previous years, in an effort to discourage the birds, speakers are loudly broadcasting the calls of Peregrine Falcons (I believe). It's not effective because they were roosting as usual while the calls were blaring through the night. The birds have obviously become accustomed to the sounds. Some were moving around and a few were calling which is normal behavior.
> I wonder what the Peregrines nesting on the Cathedral of Learning think about the calls. Hopefully they learned to ignore them.
> Mike FialkovichPittsburgh AreaAllegheny County



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 12, 2018
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 9:14 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 12, 2018

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, waves less than a foot, 33 F.

Comments: Yet another inactive lake.



Waterbirds recorded:



Greater Scaup 1

Unidentified scaup 5

White-winged Scoter 4

Common Goldeneye 1

Red-breastedMerganser 60

Red-throated Loon 4

Unidentified loon 1Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 8:57 am
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hi Ann and congratulations on "hooking" one of PA's Finest to your yard.


What kind of feeder attracted him, and what kind of food, please?


thanks,


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh





-----Original Message-----
From: A. Liebner <[email protected]>
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:26 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.

A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th. I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing! What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County



Subject: Juvenile Red-headed WP, Wayne Twp. Sch. Co.
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 8:26 am
From: 000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
A juvenile Red-headed WP made another appearance at the feeders yesterday, Dec. 11th. I assume it's the same one that was here on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It's brown-streaked head & neck is sprinkled with red feathers.
It just flew in as I'm typing! What a beauty!
Good birding,
Ann Liebner
Wayne Twp. Schuylkill County



Subject: Pittsburgh Crow Roost
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 7:44 am
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
The other night I was in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh well after dark and saw the crow roost in the same location as last year. They are on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the trees around the Cathedral of Learning building.
As in previous years, in an effort to discourage the birds, speakers are loudly broadcasting the calls of Peregrine Falcons (I believe). It's not effective because they were roosting as usual while the calls were blaring through the night. The birds have obviously become accustomed to the sounds. Some were moving around and a few were calling which is normal behavior.
I wonder what the Peregrines nesting on the Cathedral of Learning think about the calls. Hopefully they learned to ignore them.
Mike FialkovichPittsburgh AreaAllegheny County



Subject: One less sharpie, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 7:22 am
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
Yesterday, whilechecking out the fields,I came upon a spread of feathers in one of the driveways. It was the perfectkill spread that accipiters make. However, it was an accipiter -- a sharp-shinned hawk -- that hadbeen eaten.Things remain normal here for December. White-crowned,white-throated, and songsparrows are plentiful. Tree, swamp, and field are here in much smaller numbers. Three fox sparrows that were here last week may have moved on, as has the chipping I saw a few day ago. Chickadee activity is constant, and I see purple finches daily. Every now and then pine siskins show up but not every day. I haven't as yet had an evening grosbeak, so we'll see. Cedar waxwings are also around daily, along with bluebirds and other regulars.A red-shouldered hawk is occasionally seen along with the commonly seen sharpies, Cooper's, and redtailed's.
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County [email protected]



Subject: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 7:20 am
From: dsg4 AT psu.edu
 
I would suggest that people testing actually put TEST in the subject line and say something about it in the body of the email.
I know people who can not post to listserves and I am sorry to hear this,

Deb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick & Marianne Atkinson"
To: "PABIRDS"
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:16:39 AM
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Explanation about [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

I am sorry that I have not replied sooner to explain what is going on. I have been super busy organizing the DuBois CBC that is this Saturday.

Any posts that I submit to this listserve do not come into MY inbox any more. Therefore, I do not know if my emails made it to the list. This just started a few months ago. I get everyone else's posts though. I am on another listserve with the same problem.

Carmen of the bird listserve is aware of this problem. My bird listserve account has been deleted and reinstated, to no avail.

The person from Ohio works for Windstream. Windstream cannot figure out why I do not receive MY emails on the list. So, the Windstream Carmen decided to sign up with 2 different emails and send in postings to see if it happens to HER and if so, how to fix it. She was really trying. Sadly, Windstream still cannot figure the problem out.

If any of you computer savvy birders can offer any insight as to why I do not receive MY posts to these 2 listserves, I would greatly appreciate it. This is very frustrating and I don't know what else to do.

Thanks,

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County


-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Rob Blye
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:23 AM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

I agree that they were not legit emails. I deleted them pronto.
*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM DNADEB wrote:

> I guess my email was misconstrued. I did not mean Barbara's email. I meant
> the two weird ones from Ohio, one of which she referred to in her email.
> Sorry for the misunderstanding my post called. I did not intend to mean
> that Barbara was a "fake" poster.
> Deb Grove
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 6, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Deborah Grove wrote:
> >
> > I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
> > I have reported it.
> >
> > Deb Grove
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barbara Granger" <[email protected]
> >
> > To: "PABIRDS"
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
> >
> > As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder"
> ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in
> through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!??
> > Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ...
> especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and
> sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its
> name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that
> they make the house sparrows scatter ...
> > And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging
> around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what
> happened? Barbara
> >
> > Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
> > Granger Consultation Services
> > 405 Randall Road
> > Wyncote PA 19095-2105
> > 215-680-1399
> > *****************************************
> > https://www.grangerconsultatio...
> > "Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <
> [email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
> > --
> > Deborah Grove
>
--
Deborah Grove



Subject: Downy woodpecker- Summit county
Date: Wed Dec 12 2018 7:17 am
From: marianne5 AT windstream.net
 
I am sorry that I have not replied sooner to explain what is going on. I have been super busy organizing the DuBois CBC that is this Saturday.

Any posts that I submit to this listserve do not come into MY inbox any more. Therefore, I do not know if my emails made it to the list. This just started a few months ago. I get everyone else's posts though. I am on another listserve with the same problem.

Carmen of the bird listserve is aware of this problem. My bird listserve account has been deleted and reinstated, to no avail.

The person from Ohio works for Windstream. Windstream cannot figure out why I do not receive MY emails on the list. So, the Windstream Carmen decided to sign up with 2 different emails and send in postings to see if it happens to HER and if so, how to fix it. She was really trying. Sadly, Windstream still cannot figure the problem out.

If any of you computer savvy birders can offer any insight as to why I do not receive MY posts to these 2 listserves, I would greatly appreciate it. This is very frustrating and I don't know what else to do.

Thanks,

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County


-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Rob Blye
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2018 9:23 AM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county

I agree that they were not legit emails. I deleted them pronto.
*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile


On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:42 AM DNADEB wrote:

> I guess my email was misconstrued. I did not mean Barbara's email. I meant
> the two weird ones from Ohio, one of which she referred to in her email.
> Sorry for the misunderstanding my post called. I did not intend to mean
> that Barbara was a "fake" poster.
> Deb Grove
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Dec 6, 2018, at 7:45 AM, Deborah Grove wrote:
> >
> > I think this and the other are some sort of fake or phishing account.
> > I have reported it.
> >
> > Deb Grove
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Barbara Granger" <[email protected]
> >
> > To: "PABIRDS"
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:32:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Downy woodpecker- Summit county
> >
> > As a grammarian and birder, I was amused by your phrase "in my feeder"
> ... depending on the type of feeder you have ... did it actually get in
> through the holes in the tube or do you have a table type of feeder!!??
> > Otherwise, I love to catch looks at Downy, Hairy, and Red Belly ...
> especially when they are near each other so I can compare their looks and
> sizes... I laughed when I saw a Hairy close up and found how it got its
> name ... hairy-like feathers between eyes and beak ... also appreciate that
> they make the house sparrows scatter ...
> > And speaking of house sparrows, has anyone tried the "strings hanging
> around the feeder strategy" to baffle house sparrows? If yes, what
> happened? Barbara
> >
> > Barbara Granger, PhD, CPRP, LLC
> > Granger Consultation Services
> > 405 Randall Road
> > Wyncote PA 19095-2105
> > 215-680-1399
> > *****************************************
> > https://www.grangerconsultatio...
> > "Enhancing your creativity with consulting and editing services"
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 3:35:54 PM EST, Ohio Bccc <
> [email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > Saw a Downy woodpecker in my feeder
> > --
> > Deborah Grove
>



Subject: Second Mountain (11 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 18:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 29 161
Turkey Vulture 0 8 306
Osprey 0 0 98
Bald Eagle 3 16 226
Northern Harrier 1 2 63
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1974
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 234
Northern Goshawk 0 1 22
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2043
Red-tailed Hawk 1 16 441
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 5 103
American Kestrel 0 0 135
Merlin 0 1 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 35
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16

Total: 5 80 5993
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Fred Wilcox, Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney, Tim Meloney

Visitors:
3-vehicles with 6 indivduals


Weather:
Cold start to a cloudless day. Temps in the mid 20's to near 40 by late
P.M. Winds light to moderate, generally from the west quadrant.

Raptor Observations:
B.E.Ad.-2:50; Imm.-2:50&2:55 Local vultures were present today.
9-B.V.&3-T.V.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens and small group of Purple Finches-flyover

Predictions:
Similar to Tuesday. Slightly warmer with NW'erly winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (11 Dec 2018) 4 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 15:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 0 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 597
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 207
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 54 1687
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 4 105 18228
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Compiler: Rob Feldman

Counters:

Weather:
Cold and sunny, West wind light

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
5 purple finch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Waggoner's Gap (11 Dec 2018) 6 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 14:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 1 7 1670
OS 0 0 260
BE 0 32 539
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 5 45 2042
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 0 2 46

Total: 6 99 18423
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Sunny with light W wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird RT 12:23
Last bird RT 2:18

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (11 Dec 2018) 1 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 14:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 1 4 42
TV 0 1 258
OS 0 0 67
BE 0 8 158
NH 0 1 54
SS 0 0 892
CH 0 0 99
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 70
BW 0 0 3027
RT 0 11 700
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 15 218
AK 0 0 102
ML 0 0 36
PG 0 0 26
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 3
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 0 24

Total: 1 40 5789
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Grove

Observers:

Weather:
Wind - calm or light W 22F

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove ([email protected])


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



Subject: Allegheny Front (11 Dec 2018) 2 Raptors
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 14:25 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 1 1 37
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 1 1 29
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 2 4 11736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cold, Moderate to strong winds out of the West.
Average temp. -3C.
0% cloud cover with a haze across the valley.
Visibility up to 17km.
Wind gust up to 31 mph.

Raptor Observations:
2 raptors counted. Female northern harrier came up from the valley and
circled over the watch for 5 minutes.
Merlin came over at tree top level.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 raven
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ([email protected])


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



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 11, 2018
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 8:52 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 11, 2018

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, SW to10 mph, waves one to two feet, 28 F.

Comments: A couple of westbound flocks of scaup andRed-breasted Mergansers, and that was about it.Unexpected was an Eastern Phoebe that suddenly appeared on a piece ofdriftwood along the beach. Roger Donnjoined me for the count the last few minutes.



Waterbirds recorded:



Greater Scaup 30

Lesser Scaup 120

Unidentified scaup 40

Surf Scoter 1

Red-breastedMerganser 92



Other bird moving alongthe lakeshore:



EASTERN PHOEBE 1Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: PSO Birding Site Guide
Date: Tue Dec 11 2018 8:00 am
From: PSO AT pabirds.org
 
The PSO Site Guide is back up and running!

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Subject: Surf Scoter - Butler Co.
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 19:21 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
Debbie Darney called me this evening to report a adult drake Surf Scoter
was present today at Lake Arthur ..seen from the south shore overlook at
Moraine S.P.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: York County Short-eared Owls
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 19:11 pm
From: raphillips56 AT gmail.com
 
I observed two Short-eared Owls working the grasslands at the Hopewell
Recreation Area
(Old Landfill) in southern York County this evening. This area is located
near the intersection
of Rt. 24 and Plank Rd. Birds did not appear until approx 5:15- almost too
dark to see.



Subject: Trumpeter Swan, Clearfield Co.
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 18:48 pm
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
Bimini Lake is now about 90% ice covered, but this morning there were good numbers of Canada Geese, plus a Trumpeter Swan sporting a wing tag. Hopefully, it will be around for Saturday's CBC.
Dan RichardsTreasure Lake



Subject: Allegheny Front (10 Dec 2018) Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 17:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 24
TV 0 0 466
OS 0 0 77
BE 0 0 222
NH 0 0 36
SS 0 1 1181
CH 0 0 144
NG 0 0 4
RS 0 0 25
BW 0 0 8055
RT 0 1 1068
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 194
AK 0 0 75
ML 0 0 28
PG 0 0 30
UA 0 0 6
UB 0 0 23
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 0 2
UR 0 0 73

Total: 0 2 11734
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(No count conducted today)



Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Partly sunny, cold with WSW winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Kuehl ([email protected])


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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (10 Dec 2018) 5 Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 17:03 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 74
TV 0 6 1669
OS 0 0 260
BE 2 32 539
NH 0 0 150
SS 0 2 7460
CH 0 1 588
NG 0 1 26
RS 0 1 152
BW 0 0 4653
RT 2 40 2037
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 1 250
AK 0 0 294
ML 0 0 118
PG 0 1 58
UA 0 0 17
UB 0 0 10
UF 0 0 5
UE 0 0 11
UR 1 2 46

Total: 5 93 18417
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Eric Beck, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Eve Webster, 6


Weather:
Overcast with haze in the morning, clearing to a mix of sun and clouds,
with NW wind. Temperatures remained in the negatives throughout most of the
day.

Raptor Observations:
FB UR 12:40
LB BE 4th 3:15

BE 4th 12:50, 3:15

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Eric Beck ([email protected])
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 (10 Dec 2018) 7 Raptors
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 15:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Dec 10, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 12 69
Turkey Vulture 0 2 549
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 338
Bald Eagle 1 17 546
Northern Harrier 0 1 130
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5125
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 596
Northern Goshawk 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 44
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 206
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 7966
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 52 1685
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 13
Golden Eagle 0 5 145
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 427
Merlin 0 0 247
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Falcon 0 0 22
Unknown Raptor 0 0 34

Total: 7 101 18224
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Compiler: Jesse Amesbury

Counters:

Weather:
Another cold day. Temps in upper 20s. Breezy NW winds with overcast skies
in morning becoming clear and sunny with very light wind as day progressed.


Raptor Observations:
Immature Northern Goshawk (non-migrant) and adult Red-tailed Hawk both dove
at owl

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
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: Erie County waterbird count for Dec. 10, 2018
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 8:58 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park

Date: December 10, 2018

Time:0735 to 0905

Weather: Cloudy, calmwind, waves less than a foot, 30 F.

Comments: Movement almost at a standstill.



Waterbirds recorded:



Tundra Swan 2

Redhead 6

Greater Scaup 4

Lesser Scaup 90

Unidentified scaup 21

White-winged Scoter 3

Long-tailed Duck 1

Bufflehead 3

Common Goldeneye 2

Common Merganser 10

Red-breastedMerganser 14

Red-throated Loon 4

Unidentified loon 5

Horned Grebe 8Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
Date: Mon Dec 10 2018 8:48 am
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Meredith,


Thanks for the update.



I have no experience w feeding warbles in winter, but that "summer suet" concoction of peanut butter, etc., might pique its pallet?


In any case keep us appraised and good luck.


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh (currently in Hermosa, Costa Rica)





-----Original Message-----
From: Meredith_Lombard <[email protected]>
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Sun, Dec 9, 2018 9:49 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County

The Cape May Warbler made another surprise visit to the suet feeders at my house on Sunday. The last time I had seen him was on December 1st. He seems to favor picking up the suet crumbs dropped by other birds at the feeders, rather than trying to pry a piece of the cold, hardened suet off of a cake. I had watched him in November looking for insects on various shrubs around my house between visits to the suet feeders under milder temperatures.

His latest photo is at this link: https://flic.kr/p/RjSwfC

To prepare for the possibility he continues to visit under increasingly adverse conditions, does anyone have recommendations on what foods to offer him? I have not seen him at the sunflower or mixed seed feeders.

Thanks in advance, and good birding.

Meredith Lombard



On Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:42:15 -0500, Meredith Lombard wrote:

>There was an unusual visitor to one of my suet feeders on Saturday, a Cape May Warbler. Not a bird I expected to see in late November!
>
>One of the photos: https://flic.kr/p/PnXAY2
>
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
>
>Good birding,
>
>-Meredith Lombard



Subject: Cape May Warbler, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Dec 9 2018 21:49 pm
From: 000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The Cape May Warbler made another surprise visit to the suet feeders at my house on Sunday.  The last time I had seen him was on December 1st.  He seems to favor picking up the suet crumbs dropped by other birds at the feeders, rather than trying to pry a piece of the cold, hardened suet off of a cake.  I had watched him in November looking for insects on various shrubs around my house between visits to the suet feeders under milder temperatures.  

His latest photo is at this link: https://flic.kr/p/RjSwfC

To prepare for the possibility he continues to visit under increasingly adverse conditions, does anyone have recommendations on what foods to offer him? I have not seen him at the sunflower or mixed seed feeders.

Thanks in advance, and good birding.

Meredith Lombard



On Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:42:15 -0500, Meredith Lombard wrote:

>There was an unusual visitor to one of my suet feeders on Saturday, a Cape May Warbler. Not a bird I expected to see in late November!
>
>One of the photos: https://flic.kr/p/PnXAY2
>
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
>
>Good birding,
>
>-Meredith Lombard



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