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29 Mar: @ 19:43:04 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Mar 2020) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
29 Mar: @ 18:29:17 
Allegheny Front (27 Mar 2020) 14 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
29 Mar: @ 18:17:24 
Allegheny Front (29 Mar 2020) 39 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
29 Mar: @ 17:56:08 
2 Northern Goshawks - Clearfield Co. [Rick & Marianne Atkinson]
29 Mar: @ 16:44:53 
Butler Co - Moraine State Park 3/29/2020 [C Gonzalez]
29 Mar: @ 15:14:42 
Leb Co. drizzle run [Sally Zaino]
29 Mar: @ 15:01:23 
New Spring arrivals [Joseph Majdan]
29 Mar: @ 10:11:26 
Re: What Happened to Pine Road Eagle Nest [Grant Stevenson]
28 Mar: @ 20:09:27 
Waterfowl - Crawford County [Mary Ann Pike]
28 Mar: @ 19:30:42 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Mar 2020) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
28 Mar: @ 19:20:24 
A few comments, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
28 Mar: @ 18:03:12 
Yellow-rumped warbler, Washington County [g. g]
28 Mar: @ 18:02:01 
Barn Swallow - Lawrence Co. [Mark Vass]
28 Mar: @ 15:34:26 
Allegheny Front (28 Mar 2020) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
28 Mar: @ 14:19:25 
FOYs Washington County [g. g]
28 Mar: @ 06:00:36 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (27 Mar 2020) 32 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
27 Mar: @ 23:03:41 
FOY many & waterfowl - MERCER COUNTY [K Springer]
27 Mar: @ 20:23:23 
Eastern PA Birdline: 3/27/2020 [Dave DeReamus]
27 Mar: @ 18:53:44 
Purple finches, Allegheny Co [Dave Brooke]
27 Mar: @ 18:44:30 
Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co. [Denise Donmoyer]
27 Mar: @ 17:52:59 
FOS Brown-headed cowbirds Allegheny Co. [Ron & Amy Burkert]
27 Mar: @ 13:23:51 
3 Ospreys and a tailless crow. Nearby Alpha-PBurg, NJ [Dave Leibert]
27 Mar: @ 07:45:41 
Allegheny Front (26 Mar 2020) 54 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
27 Mar: @ 06:39:01 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Mar 2020) 59 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
26 Mar: @ 20:15:57 
Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Mar 26, 2020 [Karyn Delaney]
26 Mar: @ 18:42:09 
Brown Thrasher FOY Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co [A. Liebner]
26 Mar: @ 13:21:09 
Birds Bring Hope [David Gibson]
26 Mar: @ 08:20:39 
updated list of on-line educational resources [Barbara Malt]
25 Mar: @ 19:00:20 
Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co [Denise Donmoyer]
25 Mar: @ 18:03:24 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (25 Mar 2020) 10 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Mar: @ 14:41:51 
Sharp Shinned Hawk - Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson]
25 Mar: @ 05:59:44 
Extra limital: Ruff, Delaware [Pamela Fisher]
24 Mar: @ 23:42:51 
Pine Warbler, Delaware County [Martin Page]
24 Mar: @ 22:03:30 
Re: Franklin County house finch behavior [Rudy Keller]
24 Mar: @ 21:29:09 
Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co. [Denise Donmoyer]
24 Mar: @ 19:32:22 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Mar 2020) 84 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Mar: @ 19:19:31 
Osprey on 356, Washington Twp. (Westmoreland County) [Marge .]
24 Mar: @ 19:15:29 
bird teaching resources for children at home [Barbara Malt]
24 Mar: @ 18:09:46 
What Happened to Pine Road Eagle Nest [Anne Annibali]
24 Mar: @ 18:06:14 
2019 PSO Bird List Report [Andy Keister]
24 Mar: @ 17:44:07 
Allegheny Front (24 Mar 2020) 32 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Mar: @ 16:42:05 
Waterfowl at Edinboro Lake, Erie Co. [Kendall Zook]
24 Mar: @ 15:57:07 
Venango Co. [Russ States]
24 Mar: @ 15:46:05 
Venango Co. 3/23 [jerry stanley]
24 Mar: @ 14:24:38 
Fox Sp., White-crown Sp. & others. Sch. Co. [A. Liebner]
24 Mar: @ 14:21:07 
from George Casselberry, Moraine State Park, Butler Co [George Casselberry]
24 Mar: @ 13:02:24 
Re: Franklin County house finch behavior [Paul Heveran]
24 Mar: @ 12:13:07 
Franklin County house finch behavior [[email protected]]
24 Mar: @ 11:17:05 
FOY Chipping Sparrow - York County [Ann Pettigrew]
24 Mar: @ 10:12:38 
FOY Purple Martin - Franklin Co. [Jefferson Shank]





Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (29 Mar 2020) 2 Raptors
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 19:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 155 155
Turkey Vulture 0 729 729
Osprey 0 22 22
Bald Eagle 0 44 44
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 48 48
Cooper's Hawk 0 29 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 50 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 109 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 7 7
Merlin 1 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 1203 1203
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (5): Joann Hopkins, Jack Junttonen, Sue McLaughlin, Ken Reynolds



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Cloudy w/ Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 500-3,200 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 50 - 60F, Winds E-SE @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered
Hawk, 2-Red-tailed Hawk, 1-American Kestrel, and numerous Black (2) and
Turkey Vultures (6).





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On March 26, I
sent out the new large weekly blog. This is NOT THESE reports you
get from HawkCount. Rather, it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc. If you aren™t
receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam “ a few
servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll
have to follow your provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking
it as not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every
Thursday.



It™s to be a cloudy day with a few showers, but not the deluge of
yesterday. I™ll take it! I met dawn at Marsh Creek Lake. The mournful
yodels of 3 Common Loons on the lake occasionally filled the misty air;
matching the mood. The beautiful fast-trilling song of a Winter Wren
reached my ears. Horned Grebe, Ring-necked Duck, Red-breasted Mergansers,
Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorants, Ring-billed Gulls, and Belted
Kingfisher were also seen. The fog began to lift, carrying with it my
spirits. Oh, and field brew was involved; perhaps a Danish. Not a bad way
to greet dawn on a dismal day, right? On towards Bucktoe



Wilson™s Road Pond had Eastern Meadowlark, Killdeer, and American
Kestrel. Nearby, Lamborntown Pond continues with Hooded Mergansers and
American Coot.



Further along, Scarlet Rd. Wetlands still featured Rusty Blackbirds.



Bucktoe Hawk Watch just has to be better today than yesterday, even in the
drizzle. Brown Thrasher singing loudly in the meadow upon arrival was a
good start, though the fog still hadn™t lifted over the Red Clay Creek
Valley. A Merlin made a pass over the feeders with nothing to show for his
efforts. A Killdeer called as it flew above, shrouded by the fog. At
12:56 a Red Fox strode past me, oblivious to my presence. This happens so
regularly here. At 1:40, a flock of large gulls flew over consisting of
about 25 Herring Gulls of various ages; accompanying them was a 1st year
Iceland Gull [FOY]. Wow!



JoAnn and Jack were out, as were Sue & Ken. Not a soul with food or drink
[even though JoAnn works for Victory!], mind you. Will somebody please
tell them that gifts of food and drink are not only welcome, but encouraged
here at Bucktoe? I blame Ken, anyway! [lol]



The watch completed, I went to New Garden WTP [private]. I™m still
hoping to see a Blue-winged Teal here, but there™s been none yet. Today
there were Wood Ducks, Black Ducks, a large flock of Green-winged Teal,
Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, American Coot, and Killdeer.



---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & 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:



Killdeer, Herring Gulls, Iceland Gull, Eastern Phoebe, Brown Thrasher, and
Fox Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (3): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern
Gray Squirrel, Red Fox.



----EBNT™s 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 you™ve 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: 1.94; Steps:
4,540; Floors: 5.



----SEASON™S 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
we™re 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. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 42; this season:
69



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (2):
Herring Gull, ICELAND GULL.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks to be Partly Cloudy with increasing westerly
winds.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Apr. 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
[email protected] with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis ([email protected])


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Allegheny Front (27 Mar 2020) 14 Raptors
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 18:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 2
TV 0 76 84
OS 2 3 3
BE 0 7 8
NH 0 2 5
SS 0 16 16
CH 2 18 19
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 6 6
BW 0 0 0
RT 7 94 123
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 81 86
AK 0 3 3
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 1 5

Total: 14 317 368
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers: Jack Julian

Visitors:
Jack Julian


Weather:
Light wind out of the NW.
Temp 8 to 13 degrees C.
Mostly cloudy.
Visibility 10 to 40 km.

Raptor Observations:
14 migrating raptors.
2 Golden Eagles:1:23 PM unk age; 3:10 PM unk age.

Non-raptor Observations:
non-migrating turkey vultures; robins; tree swallow; titmouse; blackpped
chicadee; 13 cormorants.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: Allegheny Front (29 Mar 2020) 39 Raptors
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 18:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 2
TV 28 104 112
OS 0 1 1
BE 0 7 8
NH 1 3 6
SS 4 20 20
CH 1 17 18
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 7 7
BW 0 0 0
RT 2 89 118
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 79 84
AK 1 4 4
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 1 5

Total: 39 342 393
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
none.
***** Due to coronovirus concerns the hawk watch will be closed to the
public and continuing through the spring count.*****


Weather:
Morning rain.
Watch started at 11:30 AM with fog on ridge.
Visibility 200 feet.
Overhead fog cleared greatly by noon. Valley fog lifted about 45 minutes
later.
Wind from SE generally 5 mph. Becoming SW at 3 PM with velocity of 10 mph
gusting over 20 mph.
Visibility increased to 20 km.
Cumulus clouds. 60-100% cloud cover.
Very warm 11 degrees C to 17 degrees C.

Raptor Observations:
39 migrating raptors.
1 kettle of 28 turkey vultures.
1 bald eagle flying south not counted.
Additional non-migrating turkey vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
black-capped chicadee

Predictions:
High of 47 degrees. Mostly cloudy.
Wind from the west at 20-30 mph with higher gusts.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: 2 Northern Goshawks - Clearfield Co.
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 17:56 pm
From: marianne5 AT windstream.net
 
This morning from my home, I saw 2 Northern Goshawks flying north above the Salem area between DuBois and Luthersburg.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois


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Subject: Butler Co - Moraine State Park 3/29/2020
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 16:44 pm
From: cbg.birder AT gmail.com
 
We took a drive today to Moraine, enjoying the sun, warm temps and braving
the very gusty winds.

We started at the Old 422 Boat Launch about 1 pm, by parking and looking
out over the water. Found about 10 Buffleheads, many Tree Swallows, 1
Pied-billed Grebe. Heard Red-winged Blackbirds, several Song Sparrows.

Next drove to the South Shore, stopping at several spots between the
Pleasant Valley boat ramp and the Crescent Bay boat rental. We only found
2 Canada Geese and they were between the swimming area ang the PV ramp.
Also seen were many Buffleheads, which I found very difficult to count as
they bobbed up and down between the wind-driven waves.

Our best viewing was near the restrooms after the swimming area (not within
the swimming zone). From the top of that hill, we found a huge raft of
Buffleheads, numbering in the hundreds. At one point was able to get a
greatly enlarged video on my phone from which I had hoped to get an
estimate of the numbers, but until I can figure out how to turn the video
landscape, I'm not able to do so.

We also saw one group of 13 Ruddy Ducks, one small group of 7 Red-Breasted
Mergansers, 2 DC Cormorants, 7 Ring-necked Ducks, 1 Turkey Vulture, one
escaped/drowned kite (not Kite), 1 escaped balloon and MANY waterfowl too
distant to ID.

Surprising to us. we were not able to find and ID a single Coot nor more
than the 2 Canada Geese.

A very pleasant way to spend a couple hours outside!

Candy Gonzalez
Don Cratty
New Castle, PA
Lawrence Co.



Subject: Leb Co. drizzle run
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 15:14 pm
From: szaino AT ruminations.us
 
We took a ride up to the three Ft Indiantown Gap lakes today

Shuey Lake: 3 Horned Grebes, 1 Common Loon and a Ring-necked Duck.
Marquette: nothing
Memorial Lake: nice raft of Buffleheads, another Loon, and in the parking lot a Rusty Blackbird turning over leaves.
Rich and Sally Zaino



Subject: New Spring arrivals
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 15:01 pm
From: Joseph.Majdan AT jefferson.edu
 
Today saw 6+ American  goldfinches ( highest since 6/19) and first red wing blackbird.
Joe
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Director of Clinical Proficiency Remediation
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
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Subject: What Happened to Pine Road Eagle Nest
Date: Sun Mar 29 2020 10:11 am
From: gsteve5519 AT gmail.com
 
There are some examples on YouTube of owls attacking Bald Eagle eaglets on
the nest. One is below. Another, which I cannot re-find, had an owl
removing an eaglet from the nest. This phenomenon is probably extremely
rare, as are some a couple videos of horned owls attacking adults, though
perhaps it happens a little more because birders and even some scientists
do not expect it. I'm not a professional, but there are 2-3 young: if one
is taken, the 1-2 left should definitely be enough to keep the population
stable. Even if just one young is in the nest: a clutch size of one is rare
in Bald Eagles- a few nest failures should not affect our PA now healthy
population.

Sooner breeding, i.e. earlier laying and sitting, smaller clutch sizes, and
earlier nestling growth, in many species may not be uncommon due to global
warming, according to one study. Bald Eagles seem to me to maybe laying and
incubating before the usual March 20 at 40 degrees latitude, according to
vol. III of the Stoke's behavior guide (1989). Birds' egg size may be
increasing due to climate change, as well.

I would be VERY interested if a Bald Eagle professional could find the time
(out of their precious time) to weigh in and, if necessary, to correct me.


More often, crows are the reason eagle nests fail. However, sometimes the
same couple rebuilds and lays relatively nearby.

www.youtube.com/ watch?v=herrcuK32BI

( www.youtube.com/watch?=vbBAgBR ? )

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 7:09 PM Anne Annibali wrote:

> Does anyone know what happened to the Pine Rd eagle nest north of Palmyra
> in Lebanon County? Went to visit today and it's completely gone with no
> sign of a broken branch or debris under the tree. There is some underbrush
> around the tree but the leaves are not out yet, so it was surprising not to
> see anything that looked like a large pile of branches.
> Thanks,
> Anne Annibali, Mount Gretna, Lebanon County
>



Subject: Waterfowl - Crawford County
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 20:09 pm
From: mapike AT earthlink.net
 
I was hoping to join the Audubon trip to Pymatuning today, but of course
that was canceled. So I drove up to Conneaut Marsh to see what I could
find. Of course the sky was gray and I didn't have a spotting scope, just
binoculars, and most birds weren't close to shore, so it made it hard for
me to ID them.

The only birds I could identify with any certainty were probably close to
100 Ring-Necked Ducks over about a mile of the marsh, and one pair of
American Wigeon. I think there were a couple of pairs of Bufflehead also
(I very white body and white spot on the head in the right place), but
they weren't close enough for me to properly ID them.

Mary Ann



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (28 Mar 2020) Raptors
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 19:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 155 155
Turkey Vulture 0 729 729
Osprey 0 22 22
Bald Eagle 0 44 44
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 48 48
Cooper's Hawk 0 29 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 50 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 109 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 6 6
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 1201 1201
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (1): Just me in the rain



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Cloudy w/Heavy Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 1,600 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 46 - 50F, Winds NE-ESE @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: Black Vulture (1)
and Turkey Vultures (3).





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On March 26, I
sent out the new large weekly blog. This is NOT THESE reports you
get from HawkCount. Rather, it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc. If you aren™t
receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam “ a few
servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll
have to follow your provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking
it as not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every
Thursday.



Today is to be yet another complete washout, with rain all day. That, at
least, called for a visit to Marsh Creek Lake for a dawn glance to see
what™s about before heading to Bucktoe. I saw an interesting assortment
of birds featuring Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Merganser, Green-winged
Teal, Bufflehead, Greater Scaup, Horned Grebe, Ring-billed Gulls,
Bonaparte™s Gull [FOY], and Common Loons.



Continuing on, I stopped briefly at Wedgewood Pond seeing much less there
now, with the advancing season. There were Wood Ducks, Mute Swans,
Green-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorants, and Eastern Phoebe.



Wilson™s Rd. Pond had Eastern Meadowlarks, while at Lamborntown Pond, the
American Coot and Hooded Merganser remained.



At Bucktoe, the rain really let loose “ it poured! I didn™t even get
all the way out to my site; choosing to station myself at Bucktoe™s main
parking lot. I got not a single hawk, either migrant or local, today at my
hawk watch. What™s a poor hawk watcher to watch!?



On top of everything, I got stuck in the mud here at Bucktoe - again. [See
picture - a long story] Jim came to my rescue, as usual. Thanks, buddy!
I owe you dinner sometime very soon. What™s that you say? Restaurants
are all closed? Outta my hands then. No problem, we™ll go to the bar,
tonight then. I™m buying. Oh, no Sorry, my friend “ I offered!
[lol]



The watch completed [and outta the mud], I went to New Garden WTP
[private], seeing diminished numbers of Wood Ducks, Black Ducks,
Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, and Ruddy Ducks. Just down the road was a
group of Rusty Blackbirds on the Scarlet Road Wetlands [see picture].



Elsewhere, the Bonaparte™s Gull was seen again at Marsh Creek Lake later
in the day, along with a Canvasback. [MH]



---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & 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:



White-crowned Sparrows



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel.



----EBNT™s 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 you™ve 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: 0.38; Steps:
897; Floors: 1.



----SEASON™S 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
we™re 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. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 28; this season:
67



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (0):
none.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks a bit iffy I the morning, but rain ending.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Apr. 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
[email protected] with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis ([email protected])


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: A few comments, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 19:20 pm
From: 0000012d74227426-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The warm weather has had bird activity low, low, low at the feeders. Hairy, downy, and red-bellied woodpeckers are of course here every day, as are multiple chickadees and titmice. But, except for the following few observations, things have been pretty quiet.Fox sparrows have been in the fields for a few weeks, Savannah's are still there, field sparrows are beginning to show up in the yard (on sidewalk next to kitchen door), and white-throats are still plentiful. I haven't seen a white-crowned for a few weeks. Juncos are still numerous and white-breasted nuthatches are increasing in numbers. Yesterday an eastern phoebe was hunting from the edge of the yard, a brown thrasher was singing from next to the driveway, and a few red-shouldered's were flying north along with redtails and a few accipiters. It was nice to see two eastern bluebird pairs at both a box in the field and one in the yard. But that's about it except for constantly singing cardinals.
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County [email protected]



Subject: Yellow-rumped warbler, Washington County
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 18:03 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
A Yellow-rumped warbler visited our feeders late this afternoon.



Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Barn Swallow - Lawrence Co.
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 18:02 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
Late this afternoon I came upon a large flock of Tree Swallows perched on
telephone wires along Larchwood Dr. in New Beaver...I found a lone Barn
Swallow among a estimated 180 Tree Swallows

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Allegheny Front (28 Mar 2020) Raptors
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 15:34 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 2
TV 0 76 84
OS 0 1 1
BE 0 7 8
NH 0 2 5
SS 0 16 16
CH 0 16 17
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 6 6
BW 0 0 0
RT 0 87 116
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 79 84
AK 0 3 3
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 4

Total: 0 303 354
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Showers and t-storms. Rain clearing early afternoon but wide-spread dense
fog developed.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: FOYs Washington County
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 14:19 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Had my FOY Field sparrow and Pine warbler today in a remote area of Mingo
Creek Park where it is still possible to do extreme social distancing. Two
days ago, I had my FOY Tree swallows there.

Yesterday there was a Pied-billed grebe at a pond near Trax Farm. Along the
same road, a male American kestrel was perched.

As of tonight the county is under a stay-at-home order.

Be well all and practice safe birding!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (27 Mar 2020) 32 Raptors
Date: Sat Mar 28 2020 6:00 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 155 155
Turkey Vulture 24 729 729
Osprey 0 22 22
Bald Eagle 1 44 44
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 48 48
Cooper's Hawk 1 29 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 50 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 109 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 6 6
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 32 1201 1201
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (2): Gerry Teig



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain-Partly Sunny (100-50% cloud cover), Ceiling - 1,400-4,800
ft., Visibility - 6-10 miles, Temps 49 - 64F, Winds NNE-NNW @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 2-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (30) and
Turkey Vultures (40).



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





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On March 26, I
sent out the new large weekly blog. This is NOT THESE reports you
get from HawkCount. Rather, it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc. If you aren™t
receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam “ a few
servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll
have to follow your provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking
it as not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every
Thursday.



I had an interesting trip in to Bucktoe this morning. It began with a Wild
Turkey at home! [my FOY; see picture] I haven™t had a turkey there
since Brother Amos knocked on the door when I was not home. Driving past
Wilson™s Rd. Pond, I had a Kestrel, while Lamborntown Pond held the
American Coot and Killdeer.



At Bucktoe Hawk Watch, one of my very favorites, a Brown Thrasher was
loudly singing [my FOY]. A Raven was discovered in the meadow early this
morning. Gerry was out early, finding the Raven. Hawks were not much in
evidence during the brief time thermals were available during mid-day,
quickly clouding over again ahead of tomorrow™s rain.



The watch completed, I went to New Garden WTP [private] where the birds
remained nearly the same from recent visits “ Wood Ducks, Northern
Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, and Ruddy
Ducks. Black Ducks were new, however.



---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & 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:



Common Raven, Eastern Phoebe, Brown Thrasher, and Fox Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern
Gray Squirrel.



----EBNT™s 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 you™ve 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: 2.1; Steps:
4,916; Floors: 2.



----SEASON™S 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
we™re 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. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 42; this season:
67



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (1):
Brown Thrasher.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks like the pattern of every other day being a
washout will continue with a rainy day on tap.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Apr. 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
[email protected] with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis ([email protected])


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: FOY many & waterfowl - MERCER COUNTY
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 23:03 pm
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
Today was one of the best birding days of the year! I birded all around the
Shenango Reservoir. Today I had my first of the year:

-3 Eastern Towhees
-Brown Thrasher
-Forster's Tern
-3 Tree Swallows (1st in Mercer County...already had them in Butler County)
-Northern Rough-winged Swallow
-16 Long-tailed Ducks

The Reservoir was loaded with so very many: American Black Ducks,
Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks, Common Loons, Common and Red-breasted Mergansers,
Gadwall, Wood Ducks, Bald Eagles, Osprey (all on nests), Horned and
Pied-billed Grebes, Bonaparte's Gulls, Green-winged Teals, Common
Goldeneyes, Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Redheads, Lesser and
Greater Scaups, Mallards, etc. Spring is finally here!

Happy birding,
Kim Springer
Transfer, PA



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 3/27/2020
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 20:23 pm
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* March 27, 2020
* PAEA2003.27

- Birds mentioned

ROSS™S GOOSE

GREATER SCAUP

LONG-TAILED DUCK

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: March 27^th at 9:00 PM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to [email protected]
_with Birdline in subject heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus

My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with
the northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the
southern edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County.Updates are
typically done every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information
at _http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho...

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, all L.V.A.S. activities have been
cancelled until further notice.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the
area™s birding guidebook, Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity. A
completely revised, 2^nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:

REDHEADS----2 on 3/25.



Sightings from EAST BANGOR DAM, Northampton County:

REDHEADS----4 on 3/15 and 3/17; 5 on 3/19, 3/21, and 3/23.



Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County:

REDHEAD----1 on 3/20

LONG-TAILED DUCKS----21 on 3/20.



Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:

Red-breasted Mergansers----19 on 3/20.



Sightings from the PALMERTON area, Carbon County:

Northern Goshawk----1 on 3/19 (fly-by).



Sightings from the HAAFSVILLE area, Lehigh County:

Rusty Blackbirds----3 on 3/20.



Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:

Rusty Blackbirds----4 on 3/19.

At the Church Road area:

LONG-TAILED DUCK----1 on 3/17, 3/25, and 3/26

Common Mergansers----89 on 3/17

Northern Harrier----1 on 3/19.



Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:

Red-breasted Mergansers----15 on 3/19

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER----1 to at least 3/18.

- End transcript



Subject: Purple finches, Allegheny Co
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 18:53 pm
From: davbrooke AT gmail.com
 
I had a pair of Purple finches come to my feeder this evening. Ten days ago
a male came in with a group of House finches but today this male and female
were by themselves. I had a pair nest near my house last year and produce
young that came to our feeders in early July. I'm hoping these 2 stick
around and nest here again.
Photo on eBird https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

--
Dave Brooke
DDB Photography



Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 18:44 pm
From: nightowl57 AT comcast.net
 
Sweet Arrow Lake  3/27/20



N. Flicker

Brown-headed Cowbirds

Fish Crow

Fox Sparrow

Bald Eagle

Kingfisher

Downy, Hairy, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers





Some years ago someone circulated this. I think it was someone on PAbirds
but I don't remember for sure.

I loved it so much that I kept it all this time and it even survived a
couple of computer changes. I think it is a good time to send it out into
the world again.

Thank you again to whoever originally sent it.



The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in the beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

[email protected]



Subject: FOS Brown-headed cowbirds Allegheny Co.
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 17:52 pm
From: raburkert AT comcast.net
 
Just had a male cowbird around our feeders 5 minutes ago. When he flew up into a tree he joined 6 others. 

Ron Burkert
Oakmont PA
Sent from my iPhone



Subject: 3 Ospreys and a tailless crow. Nearby Alpha-PBurg, NJ
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 13:23 pm
From: xdave AT enter.net
 
Howdy All,

I drove over to P-Burg today to hit up the Starbucks since my primary
Starbucks is temporarily shutdown ): .

While parked and drinking my coffee in the PBurg mall parking lot I was
entertained by and energetic and tailess crow.

This bird, while seemingly at a disadvantage, showed itself to be highly
maneuverable. This bird was energetically flapping and flying around the
general parking lot area. The other crows were just kind of chilling at
the grassy areas.

Then it was onto the Alpha grasslands. This is a great area where
raptors are usually present . Today I saw a FOY Osprey soaring near one
of the cell towers. After a bit I noticed there were two others present
and soaring s well. Perhaps they were engaged in some kind of courting
behavior? Who knows.


Happy Birding,
Dave



Subject: Allegheny Front (26 Mar 2020) 54 Raptors
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 7:45 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 2
TV 4 76 84
OS 0 1 1
BE 2 7 8
NH 0 2 5
SS 5 16 16
CH 4 16 17
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 6 6
BW 0 0 0
RT 19 87 116
RL 0 0 0
GE 20 79 84
AK 0 3 3
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 4

Total: 54 303 354
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Poder

Observers: Bob Stewart

Visitors:
Adam Katrancha


Weather:
Valley fog lifted before 10am, mostly sunny, high of 13C

Raptor Observations:
20 Golden Eagles:
AD @9:55,10:09,11:12,11:42, 11:59,12:45, 1:14, 1:47, 2:16, 2:33, 3:15,
3:51, 3:59
Sub @ 2:45
Juv @ 10:50,10:52, 1:36, 2:45, 2:45, 3:00

Bald Eagle sub @ 10:02, Ad @ 11:30

4TVs, 5 Sharpies, 4 Cooper's, 19 RTs

Non-raptor Observations:
E Towhee, 2 Tree swallows, crows, ravens, Blue Jays, Robins, Chickadees, WB
nuthatches, juncos, local TVs

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy, winds WNW, high near 55F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Poder ([email protected])


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



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (26 Mar 2020) 59 Raptors
Date: Fri Mar 27 2020 6:39 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 152 152
Turkey Vulture 42 705 705
Osprey 2 22 22
Bald Eagle 0 43 43
Northern Harrier 2 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 47 47
Cooper's Hawk 2 28 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 50 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 109 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 59 1169 1169
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Carol Depalma, Hank Davis, Jean-Marie Gauthier,
Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (6): Jean-Marie Gauthier, Carol DePalma, Sue McLaughlin, Ken
Reynolds, Hank Davis



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Mostly Sunny (10-30% cloud cover), Ceiling - 30,000 ft., Visibility - 2-10
miles, Temps 37 - 56F, Winds WSW-SSW @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 5-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (5) and Turkey
Vultures (42).





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On March 26, I
sent out the new large weekly blog. This is NOT THESE reports you
get from HawkCount. Rather, it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc. If you aren™t
receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam “ a few
servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll
have to follow your provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking
it as not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every
Thursday.



A flat tire greeted me as I sought to start my day. On top of that, I
think I have a severe case of Quadriceps tendonitis in my right knee; can
barely move. I was in agony. Inauspicious? Should I just leave my binocs
at home? Never! A Fox Sparrow was singing its cherry song when I finally
arrived at Bucktoe. Didn™t he know how my morning had gone? Oh well.



The folks were here to clean our porta-potty, proving that even in the face
of the Coronavirus, s- - - - happens [stuff, people. Where™s your
head at?].



The predicted 10% cloud cover gave way to a much more favorable mosaic of
white billowy cumulous clouds covering much of the sky on this rather birdy
day. Our first Harrier came by right thru that tremendous sky.



Jean-Marie was out. You know the French! Carol was out bearing food. Sue
& Ken, and even Hank were here to help.



The watch completed, I went to New Garden WTP[private] where there continue
to be Wood Ducks, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Ducks,
Bufflehead, and Ruddy Ducks.



Kathleen texted wanting to go to Springlawn Trail, a favorite spot along
the Big Elk Creek. Highlights there were Wood Ducks, Ring-billed Gulls,
Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfishers, Eastern Phoebe, and Rough-winged Swallow
[FOY].



I also visited Lamborntown Road Pond, seeing the American Coot and
Wilson™s Road Pond with Great Blue Heron there.



---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & 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:



Ring-billed Gull, Great Blue Heron, Eastern Phoebe, and Fox Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Cabbage White. Dragonflies
(0). Reptiles & Amphibians (0). Mammals (3): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern
Gray Squirrel, Red Fox.



----EBNT™s 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 you™ve 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: 4.39; Steps:
10,304; Floors: 4.



----SEASON™S 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
we™re 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. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 43; this season:
66



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (1):
Northern Harrier.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks like a rainy morning with improving conditions
later on



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Apr. 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
[email protected] with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis ([email protected])


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: Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Mar 26, 2020
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 20:15 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Butler County -eBird Report - Moraine SP

We spent this beautiful day at Moraine beginning at the Waterfowl
Observation Platform where we found over 130 Ring-neck Ducks, Buffleheads,
Gadwall, Wood Ducks and the Northern Shovelers remaining. We saw our first
Pied-billed Grebe of the season there, with another one at the South Shore
later. A Horned Grebe was here, and 2 were at the South Shore. An Osprey
has returned to the nest on the cell phone tower viewed from the platform.
Two Osprey are at the North Shore nest and we saw one carrying sticks back
to the nest 3 times while having lunch. There were Ruddy Ducks on the South
Shore, along with Red-breasted Mergansers and Buffleheads. While walking
the North Country Trail, we saw our first Ruby-crowned Kinglet of the
year. Driving the North Shore, there were Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers
in the marsh. Tree Swallows are becoming more numerous and were found at
all locations. The park was as crowded as a summer holiday!

Karyn and Ray Delaney
"sharing is half the fun of birding"



Moraine SP--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Mar 26, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 6
Northern Shoveler 8
Gadwall 2
Ring-necked Duck 132
Bufflehead 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1 FOY
Horned Grebe 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1 At Cell Phone Tower Nest
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

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



Subject: Brown Thrasher FOY Wayne Twp. Schuylkill Co
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 18:42 pm
From: 000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hello all,
The first Brown Thrasher of the year joined the ground crew early this evening.A Fox Sparrow is still here.

Good Birding
Ann M. Liebner
Wayne Tep. Schuylkill Co.



Subject: Birds Bring Hope
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 13:21 pm
From: 20cabot AT gmail.com
 
Hi PA birders, I'm at it again and have published another photo essay
. The main message:
birds bring hope. They also bring humor, joy, and a whole host of other
things. I also devote time to the SE Virginia Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel
situation and the plight of our seabirds. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope
you are well!
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



Subject: updated list of on-line educational resources
Date: Thu Mar 26 2020 8:20 am
From: bcm0 AT lehigh.edu
 
Here is an updated list of on-line educational resources on birds and a bit
more. Please share with all the teachers and homeschooling parents you
know.
If the links are not live for you, email me and I'll send it to you in
another format.
(Please continue to send suggestions - I will update with any additional
ones.)

Cornell Lab K-12 Education




Cornell Lab Bird Academy




Cornell All about Birds Guide



Cornell Bird Cams



Environment for the Americas shop




Merlin Bird ID App from Cornell (free)



Thayer Young Birder Free Software




Audubon Bird Guide App (free)



Audubon Activities and DIY



Audubon Joy of Birds



New Jersey Audubon Learning Resources




New Jersey Audubon Media Learning Center




Bird Song Opera




Houston Zoo Animal webcams



Monterey Bay Aquariam webcams




Hanover, PA Bald Eagle cam




San Francisco Bay Osprey cam




Ramona, CA Barn Owl cam


--
Barbara Malt
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Director, Cognitive Science Program

office: 101 Chandler-Ullmann Hall
phone: (610) 758-4797
email: [email protected]
US mail: Department of Psychology
17 Memorial Drive East
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015



Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co
Date: Wed Mar 25 2020 19:00 pm
From: nightowl57 AT comcast.net
 
Sweet Arrow Lake  3/25/20



Fox Sparrow

Rusty Blackbird

Black Vulture





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

[email protected]



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (25 Mar 2020) 10 Raptors
Date: Wed Mar 25 2020 18:03 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 147 147
Turkey Vulture 7 663 663
Osprey 2 20 20
Bald Eagle 1 43 43
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 45 45
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 49 49
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 106 106
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 10 1110 1110
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (1): Just me again in the very bad weather



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling - 3,000-2,800 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 39 - 43F, Winds ENE @ 5 - 15 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered
Hawk, 2-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (15) and Turkey Vultures (15).




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





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On March 19, I
sent out the new large weekly blog. This is NOT THESE reports you
get from HawkCount. Rather, it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc. If you aren™t
receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam “ a few
servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll
have to follow your provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking
it as not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every
Thursday.



I visited Marsh Creek Lake at dawn on this rainy day with very strong east
winds, hoping for something strange to drop in. [I guess, other than me!]
A couple of Osprey and a Bald Eagle were working the lake. Eastern Phoebe,
Horned Grebes, Bufflehead, Ruddy Ducks, Ring-billed Gull, Common Loon [my
FOY[, and Great Blue Herons were doing the same, each in their own way. I
guess I was too, as I swept my window-mounted scope back and forth.



On my way to Bucktoe, a stop at Wilson Road Pond yielded only Eastern
Meadowlark, Black Ducks, and American Kestrel. While at the pond on
Lamborntown Road a Merlin swept in and snatched a Grackle, quickly plucked
off the feathers, and consumed it as I watched [see picture]. So, one less
Grackle. An American Coot and Hooded Merganser were there on the pond and
escaped the Merlin™s wrath. [too big]



At Bucktoe the winds increased, but certainly not the birds. It was a
rough day out here. A very few Ospreys, Red-shouldered Hawks, and a Bald
Eagle came by. We are in a cycle of other day being a washout. That™s
not good!



After the watch I went to New Garden WTP [private] where again, there were
Wood Ducks, Northern Shoveler [see picture], Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead,
and Ruddy Ducks.



I spent the evening writing at Chambers Lake where there were Pied-billed
Grebe, Ring-necked Ducks, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Bufflehead,
Long-tailed Duck, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, and Eastern
Phoebe.



Elsewhere, Fox Sparrow and Wilson™s Snipe were seen at Bryn Coed
Preserve. [MH]



---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & 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:



Eastern Phoebe and White-crowned Sparrow



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel.



----EBNT™s 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 you™ve 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: 0.09; Steps:
219; Floors: 2.



----SEASON™S 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
we™re 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. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 38; this season:
65



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (0):
none.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks mostly sunny with light southerly winds



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Apr. 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
[email protected]t with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis ([email protected])


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: Sharp Shinned Hawk - Clearfield County
Date: Wed Mar 25 2020 14:41 pm
From: marianne5 AT windstream.net
 
Since I have a lot more time due to social distancing and staying home, I
was just doing an extra project on the computer at home, which is next to my
sliding glass doors that look out onto my bird feeding area, I saw a bird
swirl quickly out of the corner of my eye that was much bigger than the many
goldfinches and other little birds that are constant visitors.

I slid my chair over real fast to see that a Sharp Shinned Hawk landed
momentarily in one of my snags. Sadly, it took off empty handed. Or should I
say, empty taloned? (word??? Lol )

This sighting happened about 15 minutes ago and there are still no birds at
my feeding area. No surprise, since they would want to eat seeds and not
want to BE the main course!

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois




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Subject: Extra limital: Ruff, Delaware
Date: Wed Mar 25 2020 5:59 am
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Yesterday, John Lahr and I found a Ruff molting into breeding plumage at Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook NWR.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android



Subject: Pine Warbler, Delaware County
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 23:42 pm
From: Martin_Page AT msn.com
 
There was a Pine Warbler with the goldfinches at our sunflower bits feeder yesterday (March 24) at White Horse Village (Edgmont Township, Delaware County).

Martin Page

****************484-840-8791 ****************



Subject: Franklin County house finch behavior
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 22:03 pm
From: rckeller AT dejazzd.com
 
They're not after the flowers so much as the embryonic seeds inside. Other
finches also eat green fruits to get at seeds. Bulfinches are notorious for
feeding on young fruit (and buds) in Europe. Here, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
and Purple Finches seem to relish young fruits of early blooming trees such
as elms. Think of them as the salad course that goes with the dry seeds you
provide abundantly at your feeders.
Rudy Keller
Berks County

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Heveran
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:02 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Franklin County house finch behavior

Hi Tracy,

I've noticed similar behavior every spring in our Montgomery County yard.
House Finches visit our small ornamental cherry after it flowers, picking
the blooms and focusing on the green bases. They also pick tiny weed flowers
in our back garden.

I just hope our cherry blooms this year with all the recent cold nights.

Good birding,
Paul Heveran

Get BlueMail for Android

On Mar 24, 2020, 1:13 PM, at 1:13 PM, "[email protected]"
wrote:
>I am wondering if anyone else has seen this behavior and/or has any
>theories as to why it is happening.
>
>We have had a ornamental cherry tree for about 7 years.
>
>For the first time, house finches and to a lesser extent, gold finches,
>have been snipping off all of the flowers. The ground is just littered
>with blooms. It is not the natural aging and dropping process as we
>have watched them do it.
>
>There are many of the same trees 2 or 3 blocks away, but the birds
>don™t seem to be bothering them. We have bird feeders, but I don™t
>think those other houses do.
>
>What gives?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Tracy Snyder
>Chambersburg
>Franklin County



Subject: Sweet Arrow Lake, Schuylkill Co.
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 21:29 pm
From: nightowl57 AT comcast.net
 
Sweet Arrow lake 3/24/20



Bald Eagle

Cedar waxwing

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Great Blue Heron

Bluebirds

5 Wooducks

Tree Swallow





Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

[email protected]



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Mar 2020) 84 Raptors
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 19:32 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 12 147 147
Turkey Vulture 53 656 656
Osprey 5 18 18
Bald Eagle 0 42 42
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 45 45
Cooper's Hawk 1 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 49 49
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 106 106
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 84 1100 1100
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (6): Carolyn Holland, Bob Strahorn [plus 1], Carol DePalma, Sue
McLaughlin



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Partly Sunny (70% cloud cover), Ceiling - 5,900-16,100 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 38 - 53F, Winds NNW @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Cooper's Hawk,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 5-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (30) and
Turkey Vultures (60).





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On March 19, I
sent out the new large weekly blog. This is NOT THESE reports you
get from HawkCount. Rather, it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our
upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc. If you aren™t
receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam “ a few
servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll
have to follow your provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking
it as not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every
Thursday.



I began today at Chambers Lake, sipping on my coronavirus rendition of
homemade field brew. The star of the morning was a male Long-tailed Duck,
[see picture] in close to shore with a flock of Bufflehead. Other birds of
note included Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Pied-billed Grebe, and
Great Blue Heron.



Driving past Wilson Road and Lamborntown Rd. Ponds while on my way to
Bucktoe, I had nothing of note on my morning visit. Passing by in the
afternoon, there was still nothing to report at Wilson, but Lamborntown
Pond held Killdeer and Hooded Merganser.



It was an interesting day at Bucktoe, with the better birds including
Common Ravens and Double-crested Cormorants. Strong movement was seen for
Ospreys and Red-shouldered Hawks. The sky was a lovely patchwork of blues
and whites, the deepness of the white billowy cumulous clouds seemingly
giving the sky a texture.



Carolyn, Bob, and friend were out. Carol was here and with cookies! As we
all know, in times of stress cookies can cure all. And gifts of food and
drink are even more welcomed and encouraged at such times! Thanks, Carol
the cookies were great! Sue was out to help watch the sky.



The watch completed, I went to New Garden WTP [private]. Present today were
Wood Ducks, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, and Ruddy
Ducks.



Elsewhere, Barn Swallow [FOY] has begun showing up in the County. A Common
Loon [FOY] in breeding plumage was seen at Marsh Creek Lake. [MH]



---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & 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:



Double-crested Cormorants, Common Ravens, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern
Phoebe, and Fox Sparrows.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (0). Dragonflies (0). Reptiles &
Amphibians (1): Spring Peeper. Mammals (3): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern
Gray Squirrel, White-tailed Deer.



----EBNT™s 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 you™ve 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: 3.87; Steps:
9,078; Floors: 9.



----SEASON™S 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
we™re 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. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 42; this season:
65



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (1):
Double-crested Cormorant.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks another washout with rain all day.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Apr. 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
[email protected] with questions or comments.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Larry Lewis ([email protected])


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: Osprey on 356, Washington Twp. (Westmoreland County)
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 19:19 pm
From: marvantassel AT gmail.com
 
1 Osprey female was perched for short time on a pole this afternoon, able
to get a few good photos; I was driving toward Northmoreland so hoped she
would visit the park but did not for the short time I was there.
8 Gadwall were still swimming around the Mallards at Northmoreland Park;
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



Subject: bird teaching resources for children at home
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 19:15 pm
From: bcm0 AT lehigh.edu
 
Please excuse cross-postings but I'd like to reach out as much as
possible...Lehigh Valley Audubon received a question about teaching
resources available for use while children are at home. The LVAS Education
Committee has started to compile a list. Please respond with any additional
sources. It's a small contribution we can make to help families in this
difficult time, and we might create some bird-lovers and conservationists
in the process.


Cornell Lab K-12 Education




Cornell Lab Bird Academy




Cornell All about Birds Guide



Cornell Bird Cams



Environment for the Americas shop




Merlin Bird ID App from Cornell (free)



Audubon Bird Guide App (free)



Audubon Activities and DIY

--
Barbara Malt
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
Director, Cognitive Science Program

office: 101 Chandler-Ullmann Hall
phone: (610) 758-4797
email: [email protected]
US mail: Department of Psychology
17 Memorial Drive East
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015



Subject: What Happened to Pine Road Eagle Nest
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 18:09 pm
From: anneanni AT msn.com
 
Does anyone know what happened to the Pine Rd eagle nest north of Palmyra in Lebanon County?  Went to visit today and it's completely gone with no sign of a broken branch or debris under the tree.  There is some underbrush around the tree but the leaves are not out yet, so it was surprising not to see anything that looked like a large pile of branches.
Thanks,
Anne Annibali, Mount Gretna, Lebanon County



Subject: 2019 PSO Bird List Report
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 18:06 pm
From: akeister110 AT gmail.com
 
The 2019 report is compiled and can be found at this link:

https://pabirds.org/index.php/...

Thanks to everyone who submitted their numbers. Stay safe.

Andy Keister



Subject: Allegheny Front (24 Mar 2020) 32 Raptors
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 17:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2020
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 2 2
TV 18 72 80
OS 0 1 1
BE 0 5 6
NH 0 2 5
SS 4 11 11
CH 1 12 13
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 6 6
BW 0 0 0
RT 5 68 97
RL 0 0 0
GE 4 59 64
AK 0 3 3
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 3 3
UA 0 4 4
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 4

Total: 32 249 300
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Stewart

Visitors:
Bob Stewart


Weather:
Light North winds switching to East then ESE.
Average temp. 1C. Fog early and a heavy haze throughout the day. 100% cloud
cover with a low ceiling,.
visibility only 17 km.

Raptor Observations:
32 raptors counted.
4 Golden eagles: Juv. 1:02, 2:47, A.1:50, Unk, 3:03

Non-raptor Observations:
Black caped chickadee,Tufted titmouse, Robins, Bluejays,
Ravens ,Crows, local tv's.

Predictions:
Scattered showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ([email protected])


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



Subject: Waterfowl at Edinboro Lake, Erie Co.
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 16:42 pm
From: kendallzook98 AT gmail.com
 
I stopped by Edinboro Lake today to check out the waterfowl and to see if
the Long-tailed Ducks previously reported were still present. I found a nice
variety of waterfowl: Hooded, Red-breasted, and Common Mergansers; lots of
scaup and Buffleheads; 15 or 20 Horned Grebes; still a few American Wigeon
and Ring-necks. Highlights were the Long-tailed Ducks. I found a flock of at
least 13, both males and females. I also found a pair of White-winged
Scoters. Both FOY for me.



On another note, I noticed the American Kestrels around home
(Conneautville)spending a lot of time sitting together on the wires next to
their nest box. While driving, I saw a few other pairs doing the same thing.
One pair apparently nests in the hollow branch of a tree, for that is where
they were sitting. Spring is here, and love is in the air!



Kendall Zook

Crawford Co.



Subject: Venango Co.
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 15:57 pm
From: pelagics202 AT gmail.com
 
Kahle Lake
Common Loon - 1
Horned Grebe - 3
Bonaparte's Gull - 1
Greater Scaup - 2
Am. Kestrel - at least 6 in five locations

small numbers of Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, scaup sp.

Russ States
Oil City, Pa.



Subject: Venango Co. 3/23
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 15:46 pm
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
At a private pond, 9 LONG-TAILED DUCK,  5 BONAPARTE'S GULL

Jerry Stanley



Subject: Fox Sp., White-crown Sp. & others. Sch. Co.
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 14:24 pm
From: 000000d98121eaef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
New birds this week:3/23
-White-crowned Sp. -no bright white & black stripes on head.-Northern Flicker3/24-Fox Sparrow. (FOY)A friend 3 1/2 miles east of here also has a Fox Sparrow.
Notes of interest:On Sunday, 3/22,there were hundreds of robins in the fields nearHidden Valley Golf Course & Friedensburg area. Robinshave been in ouryard for about a week;but according to my records, theywere a month late returningcompared to other years.
Chipping Sparrows have been here since Jan. 6th. No way to know if they are part of the 12 that showed up in Jan. and remainedor if they are new.
Good birding
Ann M Liebner
Wayne Twp, Schuylkill Co.
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Subject: from George Casselberry, Moraine State Park, Butler Co
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 14:21 pm
From: 00000135b13f158b-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Shorebirds and water fowl heard while birding at the North Shore at Moraine State Park in Butler County today before noon: I heard a ruddy turnstone near a swampy area before the boat launch. Next I heard a tundra swan. Then I heard a male gadwall close to the boat launch. We also had a pair of wood ducks.
George Casselberry(reminder to all- George is legally blind)



Subject: Franklin County house finch behavior
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 13:02 pm
From: birdmeister.paul AT gmail.com
 
Hi Tracy,

I've noticed similar behavior every spring in our Montgomery County yard. House Finches visit our small ornamental cherry after it flowers, picking the blooms and focusing on the green bases. They also pick tiny weed flowers in our back garden.

I just hope our cherry blooms this year with all the recent cold nights.

Good birding,
Paul Heveran

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On Mar 24, 2020, 1:13 PM, at 1:13 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:
>I am wondering if anyone else has seen this behavior and/or has any
>theories as to why it is happening.
>
>We have had a ornamental cherry tree for about 7 years.
>
>For the first time, house finches and to a lesser extent, gold finches,
>have been snipping off all of the flowers. The ground is just littered
>with blooms. It is not the natural aging and dropping process as we
>have watched them do it.
>
>There are many of the same trees 2 or 3 blocks away, but the birds
>don™t seem to be bothering them. We have bird feeders, but I don™t
>think those other houses do.
>
>What gives?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Tracy Snyder
>Chambersburg
>Franklin County



Subject: Franklin County house finch behavior
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 12:13 pm
From: tlsnyder AT pa.net
 
I am wondering if anyone else has seen this behavior and/or has any theories as to why it is happening.

We have had a ornamental cherry tree for about 7 years.

For the first time, house finches and to a lesser extent, gold finches, have been snipping off all of the flowers. The ground is just littered with blooms. It is not the natural aging and dropping process as we have watched them do it.

There are many of the same trees 2 or 3 blocks away, but the birds don™t seem to be bothering them. We have bird feeders, but I don™t think those other houses do.

What gives?

Thanks,

Tracy Snyder
Chambersburg
Franklin County



Subject: FOY Chipping Sparrow - York County
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 11:17 am
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Heard the first chipping sparrow this morning.  Thought I had the first Eastern Phoebe calling and realized it was my resident Mockingbird doing a perfect impersonation!  He has fulled me more than once.  A mockingbird from several years ago could do my whistle to call the dogs in so well that the dogs would respond to the bird!

Stay safe and remember that spatial, social distancing!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
[email protected]
www.pbase.com/rook185

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
• Mahatma Gandhi



Subject: FOY Purple Martin - Franklin Co.
Date: Tue Mar 24 2020 10:12 am
From: dawn AT thefamilycow.com
 
A FOY Purple Martin arrived at our colony this morning! An ASY male...

A new season has begun!

Jefferson Shank
Franklin County



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