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26 Jun: @ 12:22:23 
Re: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County [Zachary Millen]
26 Jun: @ 08:48:07 
YB Chat Franklin Co [Bob Keener]
25 Jun: @ 15:47:20 
Common Mergansers - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
25 Jun: @ 08:15:48 
Dickcissels, York County [Dean Newhouse]
25 Jun: @ 06:16:33 
Re: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County [Pamela Fisher]
25 Jun: @ 05:39:49 
Heads Up for John Heinz NWR Birders (Philly) [Shea Tiller]
24 Jun: @ 23:28:40 
Berks County, Hummingbird Nest [Sue Hannon]
24 Jun: @ 12:26:13 
Tundra Swan, Lancaster County [Stanley C Stahl]
24 Jun: @ 11:42:59 
Dickcissels, Northampton County [Wiltraut, Richard E]
24 Jun: @ 11:14:37 
Heads Up for John Heinz NWR Birders (Philly) [Ted Nichols II]
24 Jun: @ 10:09:02 
Woodpecker Day in Bucks County [Joseph Majdan]
23 Jun: @ 20:53:14 
Erie Co- Siegel Marsh/SGL 218- Mourning warbler [Carole Winslow]
23 Jun: @ 20:47:01 
Re: Recent Dickcissel appearances [Ann Pettigrew]
23 Jun: @ 15:31:13 
Chimney Swift Tower Monitoring Program [Sarah Koenig]
23 Jun: @ 15:30:11 
Common Loon - Lawrence Co. [Mark Vass]
23 Jun: @ 15:16:19 
Recent Dickcissel appearances [Robert Mulvihill]
23 Jun: @ 12:29:42 
Re: Dickcissels Gettysburg Battlefield [Andy Wilson]
22 Jun: @ 22:57:04 
Re: Dickcissel - York County [Ann Pettigrew]
22 Jun: @ 19:12:38 
Fledge day - Chester Co. [steve cottrell]
22 Jun: @ 16:02:01 
Crawford County, Yellow-rumped Warbler (also nearby Ashtabula County, Ohio) [Bledsoe, Anthony]
22 Jun: @ 14:25:04 
Reasons #6 and #7 why you should attend the PSO Annual Meeting [Vernon Gauthier]
22 Jun: @ 14:17:24 
Fwd: eBird Report - Garrett BBS Data, Jun 21, 2017, Somerset [Glenn Koppel]
22 Jun: @ 13:23:11 
Young raptors. Northampton county [Dave Leibert]
22 Jun: @ 12:38:58 
Kestrels Bedminster Twp Bucks Co. [Lisa Dziuban]
22 Jun: @ 12:11:35 
Re: Mississippi Kite, SGL249 Adams County [Jim Flowers]
22 Jun: @ 12:06:43 
Re: Dickcissel - York County [Jim Flowers]
22 Jun: @ 11:51:22 
PSO is looking for vendors for the annual meeting 2017 [Chad Kauffman]
22 Jun: @ 08:20:05 
Northern Harrier, Henslow's Sparrows, Clearfield Co. [drichards7]
22 Jun: @ 08:19:20 
Dickcissels Gettysburg Battlefield [Andy Wilson]
22 Jun: @ 06:32:42 
Dickcissel's Lanc. Co. [Bruce Carl]
22 Jun: @ 06:03:05 
Crawford Co. Upland Sandpipers, Dickcissel, C Moorhen-late post [Sheree Daugherty]
21 Jun: @ 14:04:46 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 18 June 2017 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido]
21 Jun: @ 10:27:37 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 27th, 2017 [LeRoy Tabb]
21 Jun: @ 08:00:38 
Red-headed Woodpecker, Monroe County [Wiltraut, Richard E]
20 Jun: @ 17:07:34 
Lancaster County today [Windstream Mail]
20 Jun: @ 16:27:43 
Dickcissel, Clearfield Co. [drichards7]
20 Jun: @ 15:35:00 
Nest Watch Invite for Birders in Pittsburgh [Hayley Kile]
20 Jun: @ 13:55:13 
Dickcissel - York County [Ann Pettigrew]
20 Jun: @ 11:46:28 
Crawford County, Dickcissel and Upland Sandpiper continue [Bledsoe, Anthony]
20 Jun: @ 10:11:11 
PSO remaining 2017 events and field trips [Chad Kauffman]
20 Jun: @ 08:56:19 
OT Bird list serve (other's) discussion [David Wilbur]
20 Jun: @ 08:51:56 
Re: Juniata County dickcissels [Brian Schmoke]
19 Jun: @ 21:17:07 
OT- Leaser Lake , Lehigh Co- any Ceruleans? [L. Simpson]
19 Jun: @ 05:52:55 
Re: Singing the "Blues": Cerulean Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, and the other "blue" birds, Lancaster County [Bruce Carl]
19 Jun: @ 05:23:31 
Dickcissel's Lanc. Co. [Bruce Carl]
18 Jun: @ 12:51:42 
Re: Singing the "Blues": Cerulean Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, and the other "blue" birds, Lancaster County [Zachary Millen]
18 Jun: @ 11:07:20 
Red-tailed Hawks - York County [Ann Pettigrew]
17 Jun: @ 18:08:25 
Winter Wren - Schuylkill County - Lebanon Reservoir to Jeff's Swamp, Jun 17, 2017 [DAVE KRUEL]
17 Jun: @ 15:59:03 
Revision: Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Pike County June 15 - Delaware SF [Mike Tanis]
17 Jun: @ 15:57:21 
Juniata County dickcissels [Chad E Kauffman]





Subject: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
Date: Mon Jun 26 2017 12:22 pm
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
Just a quick note on this bird: As previously correctly reported by Stan
Stahl there has been an adult Tundra Swan in Museum Pond at Middle Creek
WMA since Saturday, which continues this morning. ID points are eye thinly
connected to black facial skin, rounded head, flat U-shaped base of culmen,
and yellow spot at base of upper mandible. Since then, however, two reports
have come in to eBird listing it as a Trumpeter. Just wanted to try to
avoid any confusion in case anyone has received these reports via eBird and
is considering chasing.

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

Zach Millen
Akron


On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Stanley C Stahl <
000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px
> #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important;
> background-color:white !important; } This morning at the pond near the
> Middle Creek visitors center, there was a swan that seemed to be a Tundra
> Swan. The bill was black with a yellowish spot near the base. The culmen
> was slightly curvedand its head was slightly rounded. Its head and neck
> were heavily stained orangish. Last year there were 2 possible Tundra
> Swans on June 16th at the pasture pools along Fox Rd. in Lebanon County.I
> was going to check for the Cerulean Warbler along Laurel Rd.,but the road
> was closed. And another sign said " Incident Ahead."Stan Stahl
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
>



Subject: YB Chat Franklin Co
Date: Mon Jun 26 2017 8:48 am
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,
Hope you're having a good summer. The Chat waited to show up at Heisey Road
Orchard until today. It's singing it's ’“ out!

Good birding,
Bob Keener
Shippensburg



Subject: Common Mergansers - Beaver Co.
Date: Sun Jun 25 2017 15:47 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon I stopped at the Townsend Dam in New Brighton and present
there were ten Common Mergansers perched on exposed rocks in the Beaver
River

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Dickcissels, York County
Date: Sun Jun 25 2017 8:15 am
From: dean.newhouse AT gmail.com
 
Checked again on the Dickcissel at Hopewell late yesterday afternoon.  He
was singing again from the same area where I found him 10 days ago, this
time from the easternmost platform itself, but he now had company in the
area. Saw another male singing simultaneously from a nearby vent pipe. And
after a bit, the closest singer flew down into the grass to interact with a
female. While I lingered in this area of the park, I saw and heard
Dickcissels singing from various vent pipes, some as far as 100 yards from
the first. Never actually saw more than two males at once, but I got the
feeling that there were more.

Dean Newhouse
York County

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Richard Cleary
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:00 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Dickcissel, York Co.

Dean Newhouse has found a very vocal dickcissel at the Hopewell Rec. Area.
It's perching on a vent pipe about 20 yards north of the easternmost
platform.
Dick Cleary
Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jun 25 2017 6:16 am
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I did get the Cerulean Warbler at the gravel parking lot. Interestingly enough, it responded to a guy playing a Nashville Warbler call!
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 1:26 PM, Stanley C Stahl<000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG> wrote: blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } This morning at the pond near the Middle Creek visitors center, there was a swan that seemed to be a Tundra Swan. The bill was black with a yellowish spot near the base. The culmen was slightly curvedand its head was slightly rounded. Its head and neck were heavily stained orangish. Last year there were 2 possible Tundra Swans on June 16th at the pasture pools along Fox Rd. in Lebanon County.I was going to check for the Cerulean Warbler along Laurel Rd.,but the road was closed. And another sign said " Incident Ahead."Stan Stahl

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad



Subject: Heads Up for John Heinz NWR Birders (Philly)
Date: Sun Jun 25 2017 5:39 am
From: sheagordontiller AT gmail.com
 
An update on the heads up: the Flickr comments give these specific
directions: "*It was about 50 yards east of the info board about bald
eagles.*"

Great birding,

Shea



Subject: Berks County, Hummingbird Nest
Date: Sat Jun 24 2017 23:28 pm
From: sbhannon AT gmail.com
 
I had the great thrill this afternoon of watching a ruby-throated
hummingbird feeding a pair of 2- to 3-day-old chicks at a nest in my
brother's backyard in Wyomissing. I've never seen a hummer nest in real
life before. The babies' eyes are still closed and they have just the
barest fringe of stringy white down covering part of their skin. While they
were managing to hold their heads up to gape for food, there was a good bit
of flopping about involved. And as tiny as a hummingbird is, the babies
were much smaller. It was just amazing to watch. And as close as the nest
was (less than 10 feet above us), the nest was in deep enough shade to
prevent getting good pictures. But a few did find their way to my Facebook
page



Subject: Tundra Swan, Lancaster County
Date: Sat Jun 24 2017 12:26 pm
From: 000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } This morning at the pond near the Middle Creek visitors center, there was a swan that seemed to be a Tundra Swan. The bill was black with a yellowish spot near the base. The culmen was slightly curvedand its head was slightly rounded. Its head and neck were heavily stained orangish. Last year there were 2 possible Tundra Swans on June 16th at the pasture pools along Fox Rd. in Lebanon County.I was going to check for the Cerulean Warbler along Laurel Rd.,but the road was closed. And another sign said " Incident Ahead."Stan Stahl

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad



Subject: Dickcissels, Northampton County
Date: Sat Jun 24 2017 11:42 am
From: rwiltraut AT pa.gov
 
This morning during our walk at the Grand Central landfill in Pen Argyl I found a colony of Dickcissels.  At least 4 singing males were present.

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut
PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Bureau of State Parks | Jacobsburg EE Center
Phone: 610 746-2801 ext.103 | Fax: 610 746-2804
rwiltraut@pa.gov | www.dcnr.state.pa.us



Subject: Heads Up for John Heinz NWR Birders (Philly)
Date: Sat Jun 24 2017 11:14 am
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Just a heads up for those who frequent John Heinz NWR in Philly...

A Purple Gallinule was photographed June 16 there and posted to Flickr --
keep your eyes peeled! https://flic.kr/p/VNk8ny


It doesn't appear the record has been eBirded.


Regards,

Ted Nichols II

Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)



Subject: Woodpecker Day in Bucks County
Date: Sat Jun 24 2017 10:09 am
From: Joseph.Majdan AT jefferson.edu
 
Today, for the first time ever I had a hairy, downy, and pileated woodpecker all feeding on my property in Newtown, Bucks County.

Joe
Joseph F. Majdan, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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Subject: Erie Co- Siegel Marsh/SGL 218- Mourning warbler
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 20:53 pm
From: cjwinslow94 AT gmail.com
 
I did another survey at Siegel Marsh/SGL 218 this morning.  I was there
on June 3 and wanted to check the area again, the weather wasn't as great
this morning but still a nice trip.

From the blocked roadway across the back area of the marsh behind the
headquarters building I did have Virginia rail still calling, although
wasn't able to see it today. No sora heard or seen today and though I
thought I had marsh wrens just calling a little, I wasn't sure and they
weren't actually singing so not able to confirm breeding. Warbling vireos
were still singing and lots of tree swallows feeding young. Best of all was
the mourning warbler singing in the same location up in the woods bordering
the marsh. It sang almost the whole time I were there and I did manage to
work my way in through the heavy undergrowth to see it. It was actually
singing from the very same tree. I was hoping to find a female and get
some confirmation of breeding but no luck. However, I am assuming that
there was likely a female and nest was around or would assume it would not
be singing in the same location. Very nice to find it again !

This is a great area and would like at some point to have more time to
spend birding here. Not enough hours in the day for birding..

Happy summer,

Carole Winslow
Sligo,Clarion Co.



Subject: Recent Dickcissel appearances
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 20:47 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
So glad you posted this as I was wondering why there have been so many dickcissel sightings this year.  Really interesting stuff.

Thanks very much!

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

Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 23, 2017, at 4:15 PM, Robert Mulvihill wrote:
>
> The recent spate of Dickcissel sightings across PA may have to do (as it
> did during the big summer invasion of Dickcissels in 1988) with extreme
> drought in the northern plains, specifically, North and South Dakota:
>
> From the National Climate Report (May 2017):
>
> "...it was dry across much of the Dakotas during the spring, and
> precipitation deficits accumulated quickly. According to the U.S. Drought
> Monitor, drought spread rapidly across the Dakotas in May as impacts became
> more apparent. Below-normal spring temperatures delayed planting and slowed
> crop growth in this region. During the month of May, the percent of topsoil
> moisture rated short to very short increased from 7 percent to 36 percent
> in North Dakota and from 12 percent to 38 percent in South Dakota. This is
> something to watch closely as we head into summer."
>
> For those who may be interested in reading it, I published an article
> almost twenty years ago now about the likely relationship between
> Midwestern spring droughts and the historic and recent invasions of
> Dickcissels in Pennsylvania Birds:
>
> http://www.pabirds.org/PABIRDS...
>
> It will be interesting to see how this year's influx compares to 1988's.
>
> Robert S. Mulvihill
> Ornithologist
> National Aviary
> 700 Arch Street
> Pittsburgh, PA 15212
> 412-258-1148
> Robert.mulvihill@aviary.org
>
>
> *The National Aviary works to inspire respect for
> nature through an appreciation of birds.*



Subject: Chimney Swift Tower Monitoring Program
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 15:31 pm
From: skoenig AT aswp.org
 
Audubon Society of Western PA is seeking help monitoring usage of its
150 Chimney
Swift towers throughout the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Swifts are a
neo-tropical migratory bird that has experienced a serious decline over the
last 50 years. They are now considered Near Threatened. The Chimney Swift
towers have been installed throughout the region to provide habitat for this
important bird. If you see birds entering or near the chimneys, please take
note of the tower ID number and submit your observations at
aswp.org.
For more information on Chimney Swifts, a map of
Chimney Swift tower
locations, and ASWP's conservation programs, visit
aswp.org.



We have also begun adding roosting locations to our database. If you know of
any roosting locations that are not on our map, please email them to
skoenig@aswp.org.



Many thanks,

Sarah



Sarah Koenig | Conservation Director
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238
412-963-6100 ext. 26 | www.aswp.org



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!



Subject: Common Loon - Lawrence Co.
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 15:30 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
The adult Common Loon that I found and reported back on June 9 at the Mason
Rd. gravel pond was still present today

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Recent Dickcissel appearances
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 15:16 pm
From: robert.mulvihill AT gmail.com
 
The recent spate of Dickcissel sightings across PA may have to do (as it
did during the big summer invasion of Dickcissels in 1988) with extreme
drought in the northern plains, specifically, North and South Dakota:

From the National Climate Report (May 2017):

"...it was dry across much of the Dakotas during the spring, and
precipitation deficits accumulated quickly. According to the U.S. Drought
Monitor, drought spread rapidly across the Dakotas in May as impacts became
more apparent. Below-normal spring temperatures delayed planting and slowed
crop growth in this region. During the month of May, the percent of topsoil
moisture rated short to very short increased from 7 percent to 36 percent
in North Dakota and from 12 percent to 38 percent in South Dakota. This is
something to watch closely as we head into summer."

For those who may be interested in reading it, I published an article
almost twenty years ago now about the likely relationship between
Midwestern spring droughts and the historic and recent invasions of
Dickcissels in Pennsylvania Birds:

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

It will be interesting to see how this year's influx compares to 1988's.

Robert S. Mulvihill
Ornithologist
National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-258-1148
Robert.mulvihill@aviary.org


*The National Aviary works to inspire respect for
nature through an appreciation of birds.*



Subject: Dickcissels Gettysburg Battlefield
Date: Fri Jun 23 2017 12:29 pm
From: awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com
 
Just counted five different singing males at lunchtime. Probably lots more
out there. Head out east on mowed pathway from Virginia Memorial. Also at
least 8 Bobolinks.

Andy Wilson

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:19 AM, Andy Wilson
wrote:

> On a quick stop on my drive to work along Emmitsburg Rd in the Gettysburg
> NMP this morning I could hear 3 singing Dickcissels - Pickett's Charge
> area, approx 39.811797,-77.242963
>
> Also 1 Bobolink, 1 Grasshopper Sparrow, a couple of Meadowlarks and a
> fence-hopping Red-headed Woodpecker.
>
> --
> Andy Wilson
> Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
> http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr...
>



--
Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr...



Subject: Dickcissel - York County
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 22:57 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
I was pretty excited!

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

Sent from my iPad

> On Jun 22, 2017, at 1:06 PM, Jim Flowers wrote:
>
> Awesome news!.
>
>> On Jun 20, 2017 2:55 PM, "Ann Pettigrew" wrote:
>> I found a pair of dickcissels at the Hopewell Landfill grasslands this morning. I had been photographing a grasshopper sparrow and the male dickcissel flew up and perched on one of the vent pipes. Didn't even realize it until I looked at my photos at home.
>>
>> Fun morning!
>>
>> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
>> York, PA
>> rook185@comcast.net
>> www.pbase.com/rook185
>>
>> Sent from my iPad



Subject: Fledge day - Chester Co.
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 19:12 pm
From: miami.07 AT hotmail.com
 
With Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds both fledging from yard nest boxes this afternoon, I got to witness a bit of drama when a Tree Swallow alarm call was heard.  Soaring overhead was a Cooper's Hawk with two Tree Swallows right on its tail.  One of the swallows twice flew into the hawk hard enough to visibly nudge it.  The hawk wisely flew off into the distance.


Tree Swallow about to make the big leap.

http://imgur.com/zPIY0ro


Eastern Bluebird moments after fledging.

http://imgur.com/o7vzhNK


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp



Subject: Crawford County, Yellow-rumped Warbler (also nearby Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 16:02 pm
From: bledsoe AT pitt.edu
 
Today (June 22, 2017), I and my Ornithology course had a singing Yellow-rumped Warbler at the housing site of Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE, western Crawford County, near the Pymatuning spillway) and another singing at Ohio's Pymatuning State Park (Ashtabula County).   Both birds were in mixed deciduous-coniferous forest, the Ohio site with native white pine, and the PLE site with planted Norway spruce.  Despite low elevation, apparently these habitats are suitable (though perhaps not optimal) for breeding.  The PLE bird has been singing here since early June.  Tony Bledsoe


________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania on behalf of Ann Pettigrew
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:55 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Dickcissel - York County

I found a pair of dickcissels at the Hopewell Landfill grasslands this morning. I had been photographing a grasshopper sparrow and the male dickcissel flew up and perched on one of the vent pipes. Didn't even realize it until I looked at my photos at home.

Fun morning!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net
https://na01.safelinks.protect...

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Subject: Reasons #6 and #7 why you should attend the PSO Annual Meeting
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 14:25 pm
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
#6 The simple but sometimes overlooked fact that there are more migrants in
the fall! Yes, them warblers have been busy making baby warblers all summer
in the great north woods and now they and the kids will be passing along
the ridges and creeks on their way south. Fall Plumage too confusing?! That
is why we have reason #7, which is a seminar on Friday night by Ian Gardner
on fall warbler identification. In addition and there will are experienced
folks who will be present on each field trip who are more than willing to
help you improve your fall warbler i.d. skills.



So join us September 15 through 17 in Carlisle, Cumberland County in an
event that is most definitely for the birds!



Find out more and/or register at
http://www.pabirds.org/AnnualM...



Best,

Vern Gauthier

PSO Vice President



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Garrett BBS Data, Jun 21, 2017, Somerset
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 14:17 pm
From: macatilly AT gmail.com
 
We ran the Garrett BBS route in Somerset county yesterday.  This was our first run of this route and it was interesting.  I had thought that because it runs past Mt. Davis, that doing this during the week was better.  Not quite, lots of traffic early in the morning around Garrett of mostly large dump trucks heading to the building of the new RT 219.   We also had to skip 3 stops because of road work on Mt. Davis road.  But still an interesting route with a nice variety of birds.

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koeneke
]
>
> Garrett BBS Data, Somerset, Pennsylvania, US
> Jun 21, 2017 5:20 AM - 9:24 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 24.5 mile(s)
> Comments: The is the Data for the Garrett BBS route. The route starts just outside of Garrett, winding down through Amish farmlands to Mt. Davis Road and ending just outside of Listonburg.
> 66 species
>
> Canada Goose 3
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Killdeer 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 6
> Mourning Dove 14
> Chimney Swift 2
> Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Seen just after 3 minutes count time ended so not part of official BBS data.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Least Flycatcher 3
> Eastern Phoebe 4
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 37
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 58
> Common Raven 3
> Tree Swallow 2
> Barn Swallow 23
> Cliff Swallow 4
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Tufted Titmouse 6
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 6
> Carolina Wren 1
> Wood Thrush 4
> American Robin 52
> Gray Catbird 9
> Brown Thrasher 1
> European Starling 34
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Ovenbird 7
> Common Yellowthroat 21
> Hooded Warbler 2
> American Redstart 10
> Northern Parula 3
> Yellow Warbler 3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Canada Warbler 2
> Grasshopper Sparrow 2
> Chipping Sparrow 14
> Field Sparrow 6
> Vesper Sparrow 1
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 24
> Eastern Towhee 17
> Scarlet Tanager 9
> Northern Cardinal 5
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
> Indigo Bunting 16
> Bobolink 5
> Red-winged Blackbird 32
> Eastern Meadowlark 1
> Common Grackle 8
> Brown-headed Cowbird 6
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 23
> House Sparrow 5
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Young raptors. Northampton county
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 13:23 pm
From: xdave AT enter.net
 
Howdy All,

While looking for peregrines near one of their nesting sites I was able
to see a pretty cool assortment of raptors.

On a high tension tower near their nesting site two young peregrines
were perched. A third, one of the adults, flew up carrying prey to give
to the young.

Meanwhile, on the next tower over a first year all dark bald eagle was
hopping around on the tower like it was a jungle gym. He or she hopped
down a slanted beam to get to the next lower level. This bird had been
holding its wings open to dry them off a little from an earlier
rainstorm.


Happy birding.



Subject: Kestrels Bedminster Twp Bucks Co.
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 12:38 pm
From: dziubanlisa AT gmail.com
 
Today I observed an adult Kestrel feeding young in nest box near Stonebridge Rd., Bedminster township.

Lisa Dziuban



Subject: Mississippi Kite, SGL249 Adams County
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 12:11 pm
From: artsnimages AT gmail.com
 
I thought I caught a glimpse of that bird last week but just thought my
eyes were playing tricks on me. Glad to hear that I still have a wee bit
of sanity, LOL

On Jun 14, 2017 9:52 AM, "Andy Wilson" wrote:

> My student and I saw an adult MIKI at the Heidlersburg tract of SGL 249,
> Adams Co, at 8:20 this morning. It flew low to the SW over the (currently
> prohibited entry) propagation area adjacent to Twin Bridges Rd. We've been
> out there most mornings for the last couple of weeks, and this is the first
> sighting...but we're usually only there till 9:30 am. We'll keep checking
> back and report if we see if again.
>
> Thanks
> --
> Andy Wilson
> Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
>



Subject: Dickcissel - York County
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 12:06 pm
From: artsnimages AT gmail.com
 
Awesome news!.

On Jun 20, 2017 2:55 PM, "Ann Pettigrew" wrote:

> I found a pair of dickcissels at the Hopewell Landfill grasslands this
> morning. I had been photographing a grasshopper sparrow and the male
> dickcissel flew up and perched on one of the vent pipes. Didn't even
> realize it until I looked at my photos at home.
>
> Fun morning!
>
> Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
> York, PA
> rook185@comcast.net
> www.pbase.com/rook185
>
> Sent from my iPad



Subject: PSO is looking for vendors for the annual meeting 2017
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 11:51 am
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
Hello all

We are looking for interested vendors for the PSO annual meeting we are
holding this year in Carlisle, Cumberland County, over the weekend of
Sept 15-17.

If you or someone you know might be interested in having a table to show
off their wares, club, business, etc and it would benefit those birders
and nature lovers who attend the meeting, let us know.

Here is the link to the vendor page and a link to print off the vendor
application. http://www.pabirds.org/AnnualM...

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Subject: Northern Harrier, Henslow's Sparrows, Clearfield Co.
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 8:20 am
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
This morning I observed a female Northern Harrier hunting over the fields along London Road near Luthersburg. Also, I had several Henslow's Sparrows in various fields in the Luthersburg area.
The male Dickcissel was still present at the corner of Kirk and Hayes Road this morning, as well.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Dickcissels Gettysburg Battlefield
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 8:19 am
From: awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com
 
On a quick stop on my drive to work along Emmitsburg Rd in the Gettysburg
NMP this morning I could hear 3 singing Dickcissels - Pickett's Charge
area, approx 39.811797,-77.242963

Also 1 Bobolink, 1 Grasshopper Sparrow, a couple of Meadowlarks and a
fence-hopping Red-headed Woodpecker.

--
Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr...



Subject: Dickcissel's Lanc. Co.
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 6:32 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
There are still two Dickcissel's being seen and heard along Durlach Rd
northwest of Ephrata in the field east of this road and south of the small
school house.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.



Subject: Crawford Co. Upland Sandpipers, Dickcissel, C Moorhen-late post
Date: Thu Jun 22 2017 6:03 am
From: shereedaugherty AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday morning around 8:30 there were 3 Upland Sandpipers on the utility wires along route 285 before Wilson Road (approaching from the east).  Bobolinks, Meadowlarks and Savannah Sparrows were abundant along 285 and Wilson Rd.  A Dickcissel was heard only about half way down Wilson.  Passing through again around 11:00 one sandpiper was still on the wire.

A Common Moorhen/Gallinule (whatever they call them at this point in time?) was near the road at Custards. A hike down Shafer Rd had a nice variety of expected songbirds. A highlight was hearing a Veery.

Sorry for the late post. Too tire/lazy last night.

Sheree Daugherty
Allegheny Co


Sheree Daugherty
shereedaugherty@gmail.com
Nature & Avian Art



Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 18 June 2017 (two weeks)
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 14:04 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE06.18.17

Highlights:
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (Mercer County)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER
UPLAND SANDPIPER (Crawford County)
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
CLIFF SWALLOW
MARSH WREN
VEERY
WORM-EATING WARBLER
CANADA WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Mercer County)
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (Forest County)
SAVANNAH SPARROW
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Lawrence County)
BOBOLINK
DICKCISSEL (Clarion, Crawford, and Mercer Counties)

Contributors: Tony Bledsoe, Shawn Collins, John Flannigan, Jim Hausman, Craig Holt, Todd Hooe, Andy Keister, Glenn Koppel, Steve Sanford, Jack Solomon, Shannon Thompson, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Sunday, 4 June 2017 through Sunday, 18 June 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

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

Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GREAT EGRET, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, SWAINSON'S THRUSH continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 6/10 in McKees Rocks, PEREGRINE FALCONS (JF).

In Homestead on 6/17, PEREGRINE FALCON (JS).


BEAVER COUNTY:

At Raccoon Creek State Park on 6/11, WORM-EATING WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (TH).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 6/8 at the Piney Tract, HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, VEERIES (CW).

Near Sligo on 6/13, 1 DICKCISSEL (AK).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

In the Miller's Ponds area on 6/5, 12 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, PURPLE MARTINS, CLIFF SWALLOW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, BOBOLINKS (CH); Along Route 285 on 6/12 and 6/13, 5+ DICKCISSELS were seen (reported to JS; SC); also on 6/13, 2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS (SC); on 6/15, 2 DICKCISSELS, HORNED LARKS (reported to SC); on 6/16, 3 DICKCISSELS, BOBOLINKS, HORNED LARKS, 1 UPLAND SANDPIPER, CLIFF SWALLOWS (JH).


FOREST COUNTY:

In the Minister Creek area on 6/14, 1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (CW).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 6/6 at the Volant Strips, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 3 HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 12 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 16 BOBOLINKS (ST); on 6/8, 1 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (TB).

Along Nelson Road on 6/16, WILLOW FLYCATCHERS (JH).

At Pennsy Swamp on 6/16, MARSH WREN, COMMON GALLINULE (JH).


LAWRENCE/MERCER COUNTIES:

Along the "Clover" BBS Route on 6/8, 2 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS, 1 COMMON RAVEN, 1 PURPLE FINCH, 1 CERULEAN WARBLER, 2 BOBOLINKS (GK).


MERCER COUNTY:

Over Jackson Township on 6/13, 1 AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (reported to SS).

On 6/14 at State Gamelands #130, 2 MOURNING WARBLERS, 2 KENTUCKY WARBLERS, 2 COMMON RAVENS, PINE WARBLER, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (SS).

Near Lake Latonka on 6/16 and 6/17, 1 DICKCISSEL (reported to SS; SS).


WARREN COUNTY:

In Heart's Content on 6/12, 2 WINTER WRENS (CW).

On 6/13 near Althom, WINTER WRENS, 3 CANADA WARBLERS, VEERY (CW).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 27th, 2017
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 10:27 am
From: leroytabb AT hotmail.com
 
Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 27th, 2017

_______________________________________________
Birds of Trinidad & Tobago by LeRoy Tabb


Program Description:



This will be a photo review of birds that Marsha and I have seen during our several trips to Trinidad and Tobago from places including: Asa Wright Nature Center, Caroni Swamp, Cuffie River Nature Retreat, Little Tobago, the rain forests and more.

____________________________________________

About the Speaker:

LeRoy and Marsha have visited Trinidad and Tobago several times over the past few years and we find it the most-amazing birding experience we've ever had.


_______________________________________________


The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.




Directions:


NOTE: New Galena Road is closed; access should be available through Chapman Road coming in from Callowhill.


Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.


Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For directions please go to: http://www.peacevalleynaturece...

Directions - Peace Valley Nature Center
www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org
Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Our Latitude is: 40.33067. Our Longitude is: -75.14968. Use the pan and zoom ...


_________________________________________________


For further information please contact:


LeRoy Tabb


tabbleroy@gmail.com


__,_._,___



Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker, Monroe County
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 8:00 am
From: rwiltraut AT pa.gov
 
This morning around 7:00 there was and adult Red-headed Woodpecker calling and foraging in oaks at my home in Saylorsburg, a new "yard bird."   Also this week the "regulars", Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied, Pileated and Northern Flicker.

Good birding,

Rick

Rick Wiltraut | Environmental Education Specialist
PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources
Bureau of State Parks | Jacobsburg EE Center
Phone: 610 746-2801 ext.103 | Fax: 610 746-2804
rwiltraut@pa.gov | www.dcnr.state.pa.us



Subject: Lancaster County today
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 17:07 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Today from 11 am to about Noon  I was birding Laurel Drive walking  to the
first parking lot from Hopeland Rd. my highlights were Northern Parula
Warbler -3, Nashville Warbler-2, Cerulean Warbler-1, and American Redstart
-2.All birds on left side going up.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Dickcissel, Clearfield Co.
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 16:27 pm
From: drichards7 AT verizon.net
 
This morning I discovered a Dickcissel singing atop a locust tree at the intersection of Hayes and Kirk Roads near Luthersburg.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Nest Watch Invite for Birders in Pittsburgh
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 15:35 pm
From: pezolut AT gmail.com
 
Hi Birders,

We are entering our 4th year with the Smithsonian sponsored Nest Watch that
Bob Mulvihill tirelessly heads. He will be setting up mist nets in our yard
and banding target birds as well as noting nests on our property on Sunday
June 25. If you would like to stop by and observe from our porch, please
shoot us an email and we will provide directions. We live east of
Wilkinsburg, right off of Penn Ave. Bob sets up at dawn and usually leaves
at Noon. Kids welcome. We have a cat and dog so bear that in mind if you
have allergies.

Hayley and Jennifer



Subject: Dickcissel - York County
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 13:55 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
I found a pair of dickcissels at the Hopewell Landfill grasslands this morning.  I had been photographing a grasshopper sparrow and the male dickcissel flew up and perched on one of the vent pipes.  Didn't even realize it until I looked at my photos at home.

Fun morning!

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

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Crawford County, Dickcissel and Upland Sandpiper continue
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 11:46 am
From: bledsoe AT pitt.edu
 
Today (June 20, 2017) my Ornithology class and I had a singing Dickcissel along Wilson Road near Millers Pond on route 285 in western Crawford County.  We also had an Upland Sandpiper giving its amazing flight display and call.  Thanks to those of you who responded to my previous query about Dickcissel.  We finally got it.


Tony Bledsoe

Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (until end of June)

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Pittsburgh



Subject: PSO remaining 2017 events and field trips
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 10:11 am
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
hello gang, on this first day of summer, I had to correct a date on the
Big sit we had on the PSO website, so here is the link for the remaining
events and field trips this year.

http://www.pabirds.org/Events/...

I will be creating an event for the Allegheny Front hawkwatch field trip
in November for the Golden Eagles peak season at some point with more
details on that trip.

We are looking for more people to help lead field trips this year, next
year and beyond. I personally will be stepping back some after this
year and would like to ask if anyone else can help us think of ideas,
lead trips, etc. We are always looking for people to help with the
field trip committee or just have PSO join you or our group/club on
field trips. It could be a simple trip to a favorite place in your
area. It could be a day trip to a good location or even a several day
trip to somewhere.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Subject: OT Bird list serve (other's) discussion
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 8:56 am
From: djwilbur AT sidelineguides.com
 
Hello,

Just a note to mention that the Delaware list serve has had a very
interesting and informative discussion going regarding managing vegetation,
particularly trees on one's property for fun and (birding) profit. As I
know the PA group to have interests beyond just chasing rarities, I thought
I'd give everyone a heads up. Nice people in Delaware, too.

David Wilbur
Doylestown, Bucks County



Subject: Juniata County dickcissels
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 8:51 am
From: bjs5067 AT psu.edu
 
Sean Herrmann and I spent about 2 hours on Flint Road and had one male
Dickcissel singing frequently from about 715pm until we left. Landowner
said he has heard it singing every day since Saturday (6/17).
Also had a N. Bobwhite calling frequently from the same fields.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Chad E Kauffman
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2017 4:57 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Juniata County dickcissels

I got a call from abram Troyer that dickcissel has returned to the fields of
Amos Renno's farm. They use the nest there years ago. This is the same
field that had clay colored sparrow's several years in a row. From
Mifflintown take Cedarspring road to Van wert, turn south then take a left
which is east on Flint Road. Go past first farm at S turn fields are on the
left between that farm of Amos Renno and GLR repair.



Subject: OT- Leaser Lake , Lehigh Co- any Ceruleans?
Date: Mon Jun 19 2017 21:17 pm
From: 00000090de41cee2-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Has anyone had a Cerulean singing on the road that goes over the mountain during breeding season?Lee Simpson
Do not reply to this email- Please reply directly to me at avnnut@yahoo.comThanks



Subject: Singing the "Blues": Cerulean Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, and the other "blue" birds, Lancaster County
Date: Mon Jun 19 2017 5:52 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
The Cerulean Warbler is still being heard and seen along Laurel Dr just off
of Kleinfeltersville Rd just before gravel parking area.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Jun 18, 2017 1:51 PM, "Zachary Millen" wrote:

> Great find Stan! I got to see the Cerulean Warbler this morning as refound
> by Eric Witmer.
>
> Eric also found a Dickcissel singing along Durlach Rd between Clay School
> and Clearview Rds this morning, on the east side and south of the
> schoolhouse. I was able to refind it along with a second singing male. No
> females were observed. Grasshopper Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, and a
> Bobolink also sang.
>
> Zach Millen
> Akron, PA
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM, Stanley C Stahl <
> 000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:
>
> > blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important;
> border-left:1px
> > #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important;
> > background-color:white !important; } A Cerulean Warbler sang almost
> > continually along Laurel Rd. near its junction with Kleinfeltersville Rd.
> > at Middle Creek WMA. It sang from the grove of nut trees with the
> > pinnately compound leaves, mostly from the upper canopy.The Blue Grosbeak
> > sang in the same area as before.Stan Stahl
> >
> >
> > Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
> >
>



Subject: Dickcissel's Lanc. Co.
Date: Mon Jun 19 2017 5:23 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
There are still two Dickcissel's singing this morning along Durlach Rd in
the fields looking Eastward and south of the Amish school house.

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.



Subject: Singing the "Blues": Cerulean Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, and the other "blue" birds, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jun 18 2017 12:51 pm
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
Great find Stan! I got to see the Cerulean Warbler this morning as refound
by Eric Witmer.

Eric also found a Dickcissel singing along Durlach Rd between Clay School
and Clearview Rds this morning, on the east side and south of the
schoolhouse. I was able to refind it along with a second singing male. No
females were observed. Grasshopper Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, and a
Bobolink also sang.

Zach Millen
Akron, PA


On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 1:07 PM, Stanley C Stahl <
000000ccb896003a-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px
> #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important;
> background-color:white !important; } A Cerulean Warbler sang almost
> continually along Laurel Rd. near its junction with Kleinfeltersville Rd.
> at Middle Creek WMA. It sang from the grove of nut trees with the
> pinnately compound leaves, mostly from the upper canopy.The Blue Grosbeak
> sang in the same area as before.Stan Stahl
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad
>



Subject: Red-tailed Hawks - York County
Date: Sun Jun 18 2017 11:07 am
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Have been wondering why the 16 squirrels that show up every day to clean out my bird feeders haven't been making an appearance.  Well, today there are two fledgling red-tails screaming for food.  I have my answer!

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

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Winter Wren - Schuylkill County - Lebanon Reservoir to Jeff's Swamp, Jun 17, 2017
Date: Sat Jun 17 2017 18:08 pm
From: dkruel300 AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,

Had a really nice trek this morning from the Lebanon Reservoir (Suedberg, Sch County) to Jeff's Swamp with Dave Rieger. Always a great treat for me to hear a breeding season Winter Wren singing locally. We did not get Brown Creeper or Blackburnian Warbler.......and did not put quite as much effort into hitting a couple specific spots that often have these 2 species........but did get the usual Redshouldered Hawk, Barred Owl, Alder Flycatcher, Swamp Sparrow, and Canada Warbler

>
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
> To: dkruel300@comcast.net
> Date: June 17, 2017 at 6:56 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Lebanon Reservoir to Jeff's Swamp, Jun 17, 2017
>
> Lebanon Reservoir to Jeff's Swamp, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, US
> Jun 17, 2017 5:40 AM - 12:10 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.7 mile(s)
> 49 species
>
> Wood Duck 1 on creek
> Common Merganser (North American) 4 4 female plumaged birds in group on reservoir
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 4
> Barred Owl 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 3
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Acadian Flycatcher 10
> Alder Flycatcher 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 3 Species normally found in breeding season here with some hemlock habitat.
> Red-eyed Vireo 34 Good habitat. Always within earshot of multiple RE vireos, likely undercounted
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 3
> Common Raven 1
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
> Tree Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> Winter Wren 1 Heard singing multiple times from across on north side of reservoir. Good habitat
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Veery 3
> Wood Thrush 14
> American Robin 4
> Gray Catbird 4
> Cedar Waxwing 5
> Ovenbird 25 Good habitat. Common breeder. Almost always within earshot of multiple birds. Likely, undercounted
> Worm-eating Warbler 2
> Louisiana Waterthrush 4
> Black-and-white Warbler 9
> Common Yellowthroat 5
> Hooded Warbler 6
> Northern Parula 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 4
> Canada Warbler 1 Male singing in wet rhododendron habitat. Normally found here during breeding season
> Chipping Sparrow 5
> Song Sparrow 1
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 9
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Indigo Bunting 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 9
> Common Grackle 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> American Goldfinch 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>


Dave Kruel

Pottsville

Schuylkill County



Subject: Revision: Ruby-crowned Kinglet: Pike County June 15 - Delaware SF
Date: Sat Jun 17 2017 15:59 pm
From: michael.tanis AT mckesson.com
 
Regarding the list of birds I reported from June 15, 2017:
I reported Ruby-crowned Kinglet based on a fleeting glimpse of a bird at the Pecks Pond Picnic area on June 15, but I'm reconsidering the identification. Pennsylvania is well outside of the normal summer range for Ruby-crowned Kinglet. While it certainly looked to me like the kinglet, I didn't get a second look at the bird. In the same location a singing Pine warbler was heard, so another possibility is for the bird to have been a drab juvenile Pine warbler. In any case, consider this sighting "unconfirmed."

Mike Tanis
michael DOT tanis AT mckesson DOT com



Subject: Juniata County dickcissels
Date: Sat Jun 17 2017 15:57 pm
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
I got a call from abram Troyer that dickcissel has returned to the fields of Amos Renno's farm.  They use the nest there years ago.  This is the same field that had clay colored sparrow's several years in a row.  From Mifflintown take Cedarspring road to Van wert, turn south then take a left which is east on Flint Road.  Go past first farm at S turn fields are on the left between that farm of Amos Renno and GLR repair.

Sent from my iPhone



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