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29 Jul: @ 15:57:04 
Central PA Birdline for 7.30.2015 [Mark Mcconaughy]
29 Jul: @ 14:03:48 
Birding sites in the Meadville/Conneaut [Hugh Wright]
29 Jul: @ 08:08:52 
Bald Eagle, Bethlehem, Northampton County [Amanda Kavitt]
28 Jul: @ 17:05:10 
American coot-Washington county [Matthew Juskowich]
28 Jul: @ 10:36:40 
Pine Siskin (Indiana co) [Marcy]
28 Jul: @ 05:52:50 
Alder Flycatchers @ Middle Creek WMA Lanc. Co. [Bruce Carl]
27 Jul: @ 18:12:56 
American Kestrel, Peters Creek - Allegheny Co. [Jim Hausman]
27 Jul: @ 13:58:50 
Pine Siskin (Ind.co) [Marcy Cunkelman]
27 Jul: @ 10:23:21 
First fledge in Steelton. [Sue Hannon]
27 Jul: @ 07:17:54 
Audubon birding tour to California [Brian Shema]
27 Jul: @ 06:48:24 
Kirby Park Natural Area, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co. [Sandra Goodwin]
26 Jul: @ 15:21:00 
Allegheny County--Cedar Waxwing Nest [Michael Fialkovich]
26 Jul: @ 15:04:10 
Shorebirds & Forster's Tern - Yellow Creek SP, Indiana Co. [TODD HOOE]
26 Jul: @ 15:00:51 
Black-and-White Warbler - Cumberland County [linda & bill franz]
26 Jul: @ 13:24:32 
Blue-headed Vireo - Allegheny Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
26 Jul: @ 09:34:51 
Breeding Merlins, Mercer County [Geoff Malosh]
25 Jul: @ 17:13:12 
Re: White Ibis & Little Blue Herons ? - Dauphin Co. [Ted Nichols II]
25 Jul: @ 17:04:43 
White Ibis & Little Blue Herons ? - Dauphin Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
25 Jul: @ 15:07:23 
Franklin Co Blue Grosbeaks - Little Cove [Bill Oyler]
25 Jul: @ 07:38:04 
Friendly Eastern Wood-pewee; Mercer County; 07/25/2015 [Richard Nugent]
25 Jul: @ 07:26:34 
Dickcissel Lanc Co [Bruce Carl]
25 Jul: @ 06:27:39 
Snowy Egret @ the Flats Lanc Co. [Bruce Carl]
24 Jul: @ 23:01:22 
Kentucky Warblers, Mingo Creek County Park - Washington Co. [Jim Hausman]
24 Jul: @ 21:41:54 
Correction to Clarion Co post [Carole Winslow]
24 Jul: @ 21:33:25 
Clarion Co- successful harrier nesting at Piney Tract, more screech owl stories [Carole Winslow]
24 Jul: @ 21:09:22 
Re: Pacific Loon update [Joseph Verica]
24 Jul: @ 17:58:12 
Aberrant plumaged scarlet tanager, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
24 Jul: @ 17:24:36 
Great Egret-Allegheny County [Matthew Juskowich]
24 Jul: @ 16:14:47 
Green-winged Teal & Stilt Sandpiper - Crawford Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
24 Jul: @ 12:50:15 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 20 July 2015 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido]
24 Jul: @ 11:54:36 
Re: Pacific Loon update [David Brown]
24 Jul: @ 09:27:02 
Black-crowned Night Heron,Berks Co [Ed Barrell]
24 Jul: @ 08:21:52 
Tomorrow July 25 - Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival, Dauphin County [Dave Kruel]
24 Jul: @ 08:01:19 
Pacific Loon update [Devich Farbotnik]
24 Jul: @ 02:45:58 
Eastern PA Birdline: 7/24/2015 [Dave DeReamus]
23 Jul: @ 20:33:20 
Re: Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County [ghstfox2010]
23 Jul: @ 20:13:21 
Pacific Loon update [Devich Farbotnik]
23 Jul: @ 20:08:45 
Osprey, Westmoreland County [Amy Henrici]
23 Jul: @ 17:50:28 
Re: Codorus State Park and Shorebirds [Dean Newhouse at Gmail]
23 Jul: @ 17:36:25 
Re: Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County [Kathy Clark]
23 Jul: @ 11:42:29 
Phoebe sitting on robin's eggs? [Patrick Kelly]
23 Jul: @ 07:23:57 
Re: White Ibis and Little Blue Heron, Wildwood Lake, Harrisburg, Dauphin County [Bruce Carl]
23 Jul: @ 07:11:33 
Photo Study Of Birds And Butterflies, Koch Property, Williams Twp, PA, 7/22/15 [Howard B. Eskin,]
23 Jul: @ 06:28:28 
Pacific Loon continues 7/22/15 [Devich Farbotnik]
22 Jul: @ 20:59:50 
Re: Codorus State Park and Shorebirds [Jim Flowers]
22 Jul: @ 19:07:23 
Pacific Loon continues [Devich Farbotnik]
22 Jul: @ 18:11:21 
Codorus State Park and Shorebirds [Dave Kerr]
22 Jul: @ 18:00:32 
Pacific Loon - Nockamixon, Bucks Co. [Ted Nichols II]
22 Jul: @ 15:46:31 
Central PA Birdline for 7.23.2015 [Mark Mcconaughy]
22 Jul: @ 14:58:31 
White Ibis and Little Blue Heron, Wildwood Lake, Harrisburg, Dauphin County [Dave Kerr]





Subject: Central PA Birdline for 7.30.2015
Date: Wed Jul 29 2015 15:57 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* July 30, 2015
* PACE1507.30
Bird Highlights
SNOWY EGRET (Lancaster Co.)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Adams, Dauphin & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
WHITE IBIS (Dauphin Co.)
COMMON GALLINULE (Adams Co.)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Cambria Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Lancaster Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre & Franklin Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 30, 2015
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, July 30, 2015.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON and 1 COMMON GALLINULE continue to be seen ALONG Gun Club Road marsh at State Game Lands 249 through July 25 (PK, DK, AMc, VG).

CAMBRIA COUNTY:
One FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen on July 26 at Prince Gallitzin State Park (RL).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Two PINE SISKINS were seen on July 23 along West Main in Boalsburg (AM).

Three BALD EAGLES were observed on July 27 between Benner Springs and Fisherman's Paradise (NB).

COLUMBIA COUNTY:
One MERLIN was seen on July 26 along I-80 near Mifflinville (KR).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One and possibly 2 juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERONS and 1 juvenile WHITE IBIS continue to be seen through July 26 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (RS, BC, VG, TN, DB, DBr), BB, AG, MV, LB, CK, RD, LC, MH, HH, IG).

Two BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen on July 23 along Shetland Drive (DH).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Four BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen on July 25 in the Little Cove Area (BO).

One PINE SISKIN continues to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through July 26 (VB).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen on July 23 at Cornpropsts Mill (DG, GG). One LEAST SANDPIPER was present on July 26 (GG).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One SNOWY EGRET was seen on July 25 at Conejohela Flats (BC).

One DICKCISSEL was calling on July 25 in a tree line along the Red/Blue Trail at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (BC).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on July 24 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (ME). Two ALDER FLYCATCHERS were observed on July 28 in a wooded thicket behind the museum pond (BC).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen on July 24 at the Kelayres Reclaimed mine lands (JD).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be observed through July 26 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).

One SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on July 27 at the Forty Fort Rec Fields (JD).

TIOGA COUNTY:
Two MARSH WRENS were seen on July 26 at puddles along the Webster Road rail trail (LS).

Four MARSH WRENS were observed on July 27 at the north end of The Muck (LS).

YORK COUNTY:
Seven LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on July 23 at Lake Redman in William Kain County Park (DN).

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: V. Barnes (VB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Bob Brown (BB), David Brown (DB), Deb Brown (DBr), Bruce Carl (BC), Lou Carpenter (LC), Ian Gardner (IG), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Mike Epler (ME), Vern Gauthier (VG), Deborah Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Al Guarente (AG), Henry Heintzelman (HH), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Phil Keener (PK), Dave Kerr (DK), Renee Lubert (RL), Alan MacEachren (AM), Andrew McGann (AMc) Dean Newhouse (DN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Kriss Replogle (KR), Rebecca Shirk (RS), Lisa Sumner (LS) and Mark Vass (MV). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
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Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: Birding sites in the Meadville/Conneaut
Date: Wed Jul 29 2015 14:03 pm
From: Hughlewiswright AT hotmail.com
 
Hi there

I am a birder from the UK coming on a family visit to Meadville, PA the week after next. I'm hoping to slip away from the relations at some point to do some local birding and would really like some recommendations on where to go please. I realise this probably isn't the best time of year (or location) for birding in PA but if you have any suggestions then please get in touch, my email is hughlewiswright@hotmail.com

I came to this area for a week last year and visited Woodcock Lake and Conneaut Lake, but I have to admit I struggled to find good access points, especially at the latter. If someone could kindly advise me on access at these sites, and the rules on access to game lands for birding in genera, - are they open or closed to birders and are there open/closed seasons?

Many thanks in advance!

Best wishes

Hugh Wright



Subject: Bald Eagle, Bethlehem, Northampton County
Date: Wed Jul 29 2015 8:08 am
From: 0000006d66856098-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
 Morning All;
I just had an adult Bald Eagle flying over Willow Park, Middletown, Bethlehem, heading north/west.
Best,
Amanda Kavitt



Subject: American coot-Washington county
Date: Tue Jul 28 2015 17:05 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I currently have one at canonsburg lake. Matthew juskowich allegheny county



Subject: Pine Siskin (Indiana co)
Date: Tue Jul 28 2015 10:36 am
From: plant4nature AT gmail.com
 
Pine Siskin was just back at the feeder.  It got chased but like yesterday was gorging before it left. Possible nest somewhere?

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Subject: Alder Flycatchers @ Middle Creek WMA Lanc. Co.
Date: Tue Jul 28 2015 5:52 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
There are currently 2 maybe 3 Alder Flycatchers singing from a wet wooded thicket behind the Museum Pond. Best location to hear/see them would be from behind the visitors center. This location is left of the Bat House and was where there were 2 birds earlier in the spring. Possible breeders?

Bruce A Carl

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Subject: American Kestrel, Peters Creek - Allegheny Co.
Date: Mon Jul 27 2015 18:12 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,

Late this morning I observed an adult female American kestrel harass an adult red-tailed hawk along the ridge above Peters Creek that parallels Rte. 43. This is only the second sighting of American kestrel at this location and my first time seeing one in the area. The kestrel repeatedly dived at the red-tailed coming away with a feather or two after one attempt. The red-tailed even tried barrel-rolling to grasp at the kestrel, but it couldn't quite get at the smaller and more maneuverable assailant. Eventually, the red-tailed had enough and went into a stoop over Rte. 43. It was quite a treat to see!

Good Birding,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny County




Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)



Subject: Pine Siskin (Ind.co)
Date: Mon Jul 27 2015 13:58 pm
From: plant4nature AT gmail.com
 
Hi All,
While feeding Dana, I was watching the feeders out the livingroom window and a very crisp looking Pine Siskin was feeding with the Goldfinches....the last week, I thought I heard a Siskin calling several days, but never saw it....got some photos and will post later...Nice to know I wasn't hearing things that weren't there...
Marcy Cunkelman
Conemaugh Twp. Clarksburg, PA Indiana Co.
plant4nature@gmail.com
The whole world is made of miracles, it's just we‛re so used to
seeing them we call them ordinary things. ~Hans Christian Andersen



Subject: First fledge in Steelton.
Date: Mon Jul 27 2015 10:23 am
From: sbhannon AT gmail.com
 
One of two osprey chicks at the Steelton nest fledged this morning. I missed the fledging flight; found her perched on a lower arm of the 2nd pile down the line from the nest, then watched her fly to and land on the pole between, where she rested for about 15 minutes then flew seemingly effortlessly in several great loops over the wooded hillside along 230 and the train tracks below the nest before making a neat landing atop the nest.  Mom has been flying back and forth between the two chicks, chirping loudly. She seems to think the 2nd one should get a move on and join the ranks of the flighted.  Fledging age as close as I can estimate it is 62 days for the first fledge. 



Subject: Audubon birding tour to California
Date: Mon Jul 27 2015 7:17 am
From: bshema AT aswp.org
 
Hi all,



On Friday, I announced a southern California trip. There are still two
spots available for this experience. As always, the trips are all inclusive
- just meet me at the airport (or I can make arrangements for those outside
of Pittsburgh) and the rest is taken care of. A few details are listed
below.



September 9-18, 2015

Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Cruz Island, Laguna, Salton Sea, San Bernadino,
islands to mountains.

Over 300 birds possible. Target list includes all of the endemics and local
specialty species.

Travel with all local birders (from Pittsburgh region).

No budget motels. No budget meals.



If interested, please contact me for a complete announcement and
registration packet. To be fair, registration is on a first come, first
served basis.



Good birding!

Brian



Brian D Shema | Operations Director

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

614 Dorseyville Road |Pittsburgh, PA | 15238

412-963-6100 X 25

aswp.org



Connecting people to birds and nature since 1916!









Subject: Kirby Park Natural Area, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co.
Date: Mon Jul 27 2015 6:48 am
From: chickadd AT ptd.net
 
Reported by Bob Wasilewski
07/26/15
KPNA List

Mulberry trees and mud holes were the places to be today. I saw more
young orioles and young tanagers in and around those areas than Ive
ever seen in the Park. Toss in a couple of ovenbirds, also unusual
except during migration/dispersal, and three yellow warblers (an early
migrant), and there can be little question that the 2015 nesting
season is winding down.

Notable misses were waterfowl, raptors, and small shorebirds.

1) Great Blue Heron 3
2) Turkey Vulture 1
3) Canada Goose 14
4) Mallard 2
5) Broad-winged Hawk 1
6) Feral Pigeon 5
7) Chimney Swift 6
8) Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
9) Downy Woodpecker 2
10) Northern Flicker 4
11) Eastern Wood Pewee 1
12) Red-eyed Vireo 5
13) Blue Jay 1
14) American Crow 2
15) Fish Crow 6
16) Black-capped Chickadee 4
17) Tufted Titmouse 2
18) White-breasted Nuthatch 4
19) Brown Creeper (singing) 1
20) Carolina Wren 2
21) American Robin 28
22) Gray Catbird 20
23) European Starling 12
24) Yellow Warbler 3
25) American Redstart 7
26) Ovenbird 2
27) Common Yellowthroat 2
28) Scarlet Tanager 4
29) Song Sparrow 22
30) Northern Cardinal 7
31) Rose-breasted Grosbeaks 4
32) Indigo Bunting 7
33) Common Grackle 3
34) Baltimore Oriole 8
35) House Finch 4
36) American Goldfinch 6


Total Avian Species: 36
Observers: 1
Hours: 4.0
Weather: Sunny and hot; 73-86 F

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming Co.



Subject: Allegheny County--Cedar Waxwing Nest
Date: Sun Jul 26 2015 15:21 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi,

From my window this morning I noticed a bird swooping up to a neighbor's maple tree and thought I saw what might have been a nest. I got the binoculars for a better look and I could see it was a Cedar Waxwing building a nest. Never found them nesting here but they are around during the summer so they could have nested in the past. I have a good view of it so I'll hopefully get to see them raise young.

Also had a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the yard.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County



Subject: Shorebirds & Forster's Tern - Yellow Creek SP, Indiana Co.
Date: Sun Jul 26 2015 15:04 pm
From: hooe AT verizon.net
 
Today I explored Yellow Creek State Park, hoping to find some shorebirds. At the end of my visit, I ran into another birder who told me that there was very little exposed mud yesterday and considerably more today. As a result, I had six shorebird species including a Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, and Lesser Yellowlegs. I also had a Forster's Term that was flying east across the lake, and a beautiful Chestnut-sided Warbler in Fall plumage. Not far from the Chestnut-sided was a warbler fledgling, which I could use some help identifying (I'm guessing Common Yellowthroat). Photos of the fledgling and other birds seen today are in my eBird Checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24386887


Good Birding,
Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co.



Subject: Black-and-White Warbler - Cumberland County
Date: Sun Jul 26 2015 15:00 pm
From: 00000021c311e447-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Surprised to see a Black-and-White Warbler drinking from our bird bathearly this morning.  It is a new bird forour over twenty-year yard bird list.  Oursuburban yard in the middle of the Cumberland Valley does not fit its forested ridgebreeding habitat.  I think I was a luckybirder who witnessed a small part of the early warbler migration.Bill Franz / Newville



Subject: Blue-headed Vireo - Allegheny Co.
Date: Sun Jul 26 2015 13:24 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I stopped at Dashields Dam today and while I was there a Blue-headed Vireo appeared down low foraging in the shrubs only feet away from my car along the access road.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Breeding Merlins, Mercer County
Date: Sun Jul 26 2015 9:34 am
From: pomarine AT earthlink.net
 
Yesterday I was visiting friends in northern Mercer County and was quite
surprised to see what appeared to be a breeding pair of Merlins near their
house. I did not locate the nest but regularly observed two adult Merlins
continuously returning to a few favored perches and interacting with each
other. They were very noisy and were seen chasing crows out of the area. It
seemed pretty clear that a nest with young was in the immediate area. This
represents the first breeding record for Mercer to my knowledge.



Geoff Malosh

Allegheny Co.



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Subject: White Ibis & Little Blue Herons ? - Dauphin Co.
Date: Sat Jul 25 2015 17:13 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
I've been there to observe both birds about 10 or so times since they've
both been there together.

And I've had similar observations.

One of the last times though I got a phone number for someone who was
staying in the south part of the lake and called them. When I called them
the Little Blue wasn't there anymore, but I was viewing one off the North
Boardwalk

When I got back to my car and drove past the south part of the lake a
Little Blu was back there.

Definitely possible another could have showed up since then though or there
have been two all along and they just both have favorite places...

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon Co.)



Subject: White Ibis & Little Blue Herons ? - Dauphin Co.
Date: Sat Jul 25 2015 17:04 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I made the trip today to Wildwood Park
The White Ibis and Little Blue Heron continue at the marsh at the end of the N. Boardwalk.

I was leaving the park and there was a all white juvenile Little Blue Heron perched on a log with a Great Egret in the water that is on your right

I have no idea if this is a second bird or if the other bird flew over to this location

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: Franklin Co Blue Grosbeaks - Little Cove
Date: Sat Jul 25 2015 15:07 pm
From: oylerbill AT gmail.com
 
I birded a lot of Little Cove this morning and the highlight was four Blue
Grosbeaks. Here is my description to E-bird when I reported it there:

"Mill Rd ... Saw warm brown bird with light wing bars fly and soon had a
male with chestnut wing bars and silvery grosbeak type bill singing in a
tree above me.

On Little Cove road north of Frontier Rd heard grosbeaks chinking call and
found male and female in a corner of a field where tree row comes to the
road ... Both observed well same description as before."

Bill Oyler



Subject: Friendly Eastern Wood-pewee; Mercer County; 07/25/2015
Date: Sat Jul 25 2015 7:38 am
From: rmnugent AT excite.com
 
  Yesterday Debbie Kalbfleisch and I birded at Shenango Reservoir. The lake was high with no mud flats for shorebirds, although the ponds at the propagation area did have some mud. The only shorebirds were Killdeer.

At Golden Run in the parking lot we found an Eastern Wood-pewee, which flew toward us and landed on a dead branch about 20 feet away. We were surrounded by a cloud of mosquitoes and the Pe-wee made about 20 flights toward us to catch mosquitoes. After each flight he/she returned to the perch. The bird flew as close as 2 feet from us and seemed to have no fear of us. Other than the mosquito bites it was an excellent experience.

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



Subject: Dickcissel Lanc Co
Date: Sat Jul 25 2015 7:26 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
There is current a Dickcissel being seen and heard at the chestnut grove natural area along the red/Blue trail which is the western most trail at this location. This portion of the trail borders a fence row and a tree line with the bird singing from perches along this tree line.

Bruce A Carl

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID



Subject: Snowy Egret @ the Flats Lanc Co.
Date: Sat Jul 25 2015 6:27 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
A Snowy Egret just flew in from the north and circled around and flew behind rookery island. This is the island directly in front of the Blue Rock Rd boat launch along the Susquehanna river south of Washington Boro. There are also about 30 plus great egrets in the area as well.

Bruce A Carl

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID



Subject: Kentucky Warblers, Mingo Creek County Park - Washington Co.
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 23:01 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,

Today we went for a family picnic at Mingo Creek before doing some biking and hiking. While hiking in the woods we came across three Kentucky warblers (what appeared to be members of a family group) foraging (catching inchworms and small insects) and chasing one another through the understory. We had great, sustained looks at all three of them which was a treat considering I far more often hear rather than see them. Other highlights included singing hooded warblers, a pair of scarlet tanagers, and a pair of broad-winged hawks. It was a lovely day to be out with the family and the birds!

Cheers,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny County


Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)



Subject: Correction to Clarion Co post
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 21:41 pm
From: cjnal AT windstream.net
 
   I commented in my previous post that Henslow's and grasshoppers continue to spring, obviously I meant sing!!  Must have felt like spring tonight with the nicer weather..

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.



Subject: Clarion Co- successful harrier nesting at Piney Tract, more screech owl stories
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 21:33 pm
From: cjnal AT windstream.net
 
  At the beginning of the week I had heard from Gary Edwards and Ron Montgomery that juvenile norther harriers were found at Piney Tract last Friday.  So hoping to find them still around, I went out after work today with Mark Moore to see if we could locate them.  We stayed mostly around the grasslands between the main parking area and walked a short distance back the gated road. We had wonderful luck and found the birds in that main grassland across from the parking area.  We watched the whole family for at least 40 minutes or more, staying by the car on the road to not disturb them.  We had wonderful views of both parents and also three gorgeous juvenile birds.  What a treat to see !!  We watched one parent at a time circle around and watch over the young birds while the other left to hunt.  The female came in with food at one point and one of the juvenile birds flew up to meet her and they exchanged the food with talons extended, then the juvenile flew off and landed on the ground to feed.  At one point all three young were flying together and playing a little, then landed close together on the shrubs.  So beautiful to see their dark golden brown color in the evening sun over the grasslands.  We watched all the young do flights over the grasslands individually as well, obviously practicing their hunting skills.  All birds looked to be in great shape and healthy.  While harrier pairs have been present at Piney in many years,  I've never had the pleasure until today of seeing the successful fledging of these birds,  so it made for a wonderful evening. Also an added bonus for Mark to be able to get some great photos of them as well. 

To end the evening we came back to check for the "barn" screech owls here. After being on vacation last week, I was curious to see if the owls would continue in the barn. Monday there were two young on the loft door at dusk, both gray and reddish. Tues there was a red adult and two young ones, Wed there were two young ones on the door again, and last night and tonight there was a gray adult. So very interesting to see the variety and changes, the young ones are starting to change feathers in the wings and continue to look completely comical as they watch us carefully from their perches.

Just another note on Piney Tract, Henslow's and grasshopper sparrows continue to spring and be present in good numbers, had no difficulty hearing or seeing them this evening. A pretty warm but still beautiful night on the grasslands here in Clarion !

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.



Subject: Pacific Loon update
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 21:09 pm
From: 0000009fcd52a823-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I spent some time looking for the loon as well with no success. That being said, the other birders I was with told me a kayaker spotted the loon at the south end of the lake, past the fishing pier. 
Take careJoe VericaCentre Co. *****

I do what's in my heart, if it works out, then great, if not at least I know I haven't wasted my time. -John Hartford


On Friday, July 24, 2015 12:54 PM, David Brown wrote:


I spent the past 3 hours looking for the loon all around the lake with no success. I saw other birders looking as well.

David Brown

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 24, 2015, at 9:01 AM, Devich Farbotnik wrote:
>
> As far as I know, the Pacific Loon has not been seen this morning despite a fair amount of coverage.  Lots of boats on the lake already so if it's still here, it's probably trying to avoid them. 
>
> I'll check again after work. 
>
> Good birding,
>
> Devich Farbotnik
> Quakertown, PA
>
> Sent from my iPhone





Subject: Aberrant plumaged scarlet tanager, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 17:58 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
This morning, while drinking coffee on the front porch around 7 and watching bird activity in the front yard feeders and trees, I saw what was the most unusually plumaged adult male scarlet tanager I've ever seen. Looking at it straight on, the right upper quarter of its breast was bright yellow.  It wasn't grayish yellow, it wasn't orangish yellow, it wasn't buffy yellow. It was clear bright yellow such as you'd see on an adult male western tanager. This yellow was clearly demarcated and went from just under its neck, down to where its belly began, and across to the middle of its breast. The other side of its breast was dark red as you would expect. Its belly was light orange with some darker orange blotches here and there, but this orange color didn't run into the yellow. It was as if someone had painted part of it one color on purpose. And the bird's head, wings, and back were all normally colored. I've seen orange scarlet tanagers before and I know about leucism. But I've never seen anything like this. Perhaps, though, someone reading this has seen something similar or knows of a scientific pigmentation explanation that could shed light on this bird. I hesitate to put the label "hybrid" on anything because too often it gets used incorrectly. But, whatever caused this plumage variation, it was a scarlet tanager I'll never forget.  
 Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene@verizon.net



Subject: Great Egret-Allegheny County
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 17:24 pm
From: 0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Currently there's a great egret resting in a tree in the wetlands by the gold star mothers pavilion North Park.          Matthew Juskowich Allegheny County



Subject: Green-winged Teal & Stilt Sandpiper - Crawford Co.
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 16:14 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I was at Pymatunings Miller's Pond earlier today.

at the pond across from the buildings there was a Green-winged Teal and a STILT SANDPIPER

also there were three Greater Yellowlegs,two Lesser Yellowlegs and nine Least Sandpiper

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 20 July 2015 (two weeks)
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 12:50 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE07.20.15twoweeks

Highlights:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON (Erie County)
COMMON TERN
FORSTER'S TERN
WILLET (Erie County)
WHIMBREL (Erie County)
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Crawford County)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Lawrence County)

Contributors: Mike Fialkovich, Jerry McWilliams, Steve Sanford, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 6 July 2015 through Monday, 20 July 2015

**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: SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER continue to be reported.

CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At the Linesville Fish Hatchery on 7/17, sightings included 3 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (MVas).

On 7/19 in Pymatuning, 2 SANDHILL CRANES, 1 FORSTER'S TERN, 3 GREAT EGRETS (MVas).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 7/9 in Erie, 1 MERLIN with chicks (JM).

At Presque Isle this week, up to 5 pairs of COMMON TERNS; on 7/6, 3 WHIMBRELS; on 7/9, 2 WILLETS, 1 WHIMBREL; on 7/11, 1 PINE SISKIN; on 7/14, 1 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 1 WHIMBREL (JM).

In Fairview this week, PINE SISKINS (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

At the Volant Strips on 7/18, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (reported to MVas).


MERCER COUNTY:

At Shenango Lake on 7/16, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and others (SS).


WESTMORELAND COUNTY:

Near New Stanton on 7/20, 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO; also this week, 1 COMMON RAVEN (MF).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.



Subject: Pacific Loon update
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 11:54 am
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
I spent the past 3 hours looking for the loon all around the lake with no success. I saw other birders looking as well. 

David Brown

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 24, 2015, at 9:01 AM, Devich Farbotnik wrote:
>
> As far as I know, the Pacific Loon has not been seen this morning despite a fair amount of coverage. Lots of boats on the lake already so if it's still here, it's probably trying to avoid them.
>
> I'll check again after work.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Devich Farbotnik
> Quakertown, PA
>
> Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Black-crowned Night Heron,Berks Co
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 9:27 am
From: ebarrell123 AT comcast.net
 
This morning below the dam breast at the silting basin there were 2 Imm. Black-crowned Night Herons. Other birds seen : 
 
Great blue Heron
Little Green Heron
Pileated Woodpecker
Wood Duck
Kingfisher
 
Ed Barrell
Leesport
Berks Co 



Subject: Tomorrow July 25 - Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival, Dauphin County
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 8:21 am
From: dkruel300 AT comcast.net
 
Hi All,
Thought this looked pretty interesting...From 9:00am - 4:00pm. I've been having trouble accessing their main website directly, but here is link to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nedsm...

Some info regarding festival
quote....."Join us this Saturday, July 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year: the 22nd Annual Ned Smith Center Nature & Arts Festival at MYO Park in Millersburg (click here for directions!) and the Ned Smith Center. Admission is FREE!

This year's event will feature 70-plus programs on owls, native plants, honey bees, hunting, fishing and so much more! The festival will also feature live musical performances by Vulcans and Jay Smar; a live wild animal program by ZooAmerica and a performance by Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre!

Young festival-goers can participate in special kid-friendly activities in the Youth Pavilion, like face painting, nature art stamping and of course, the ever-popular fish print t-shirts!

Admission to the Ned Smith Center is also free, and a free shuttle will run between the Center throughout the day. The Ned Smith and Olewine Galleries are open, and experts will be banding hummingbirds from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.!

Click here for a complete schedule of events!

The Nature and Arts Festival is sponsored by Dauphin County Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Game Commission."

A few of the numerous programs....Monarch Butterflies, Wildlife Art, Attracting Bluebirds, Confessions of an Obsessive Birder, Wildlife of North America, etc

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



Subject: Pacific Loon update
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 8:01 am
From: 000000505ebb95e2-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
As far as I know, the Pacific Loon has not been seen this morning despite a fair amount of coverage.  Lots of boats on the lake already so if it's still here, it's probably trying to avoid them.  

I'll check again after work.

Good birding,

Devich Farbotnik
Quakertown, PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 7/24/2015
Date: Fri Jul 24 2015 2:45 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* July 24, 2015
* PAEA1507.24

- Birds mentioned

PACIFIC LOON

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: July 24th at 3:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com 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... .

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, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 7/18.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
PACIFIC LOON – 1 from 7/21 to at least 7/23 (in breeding plumage)
Common Loon – 1 from 7/22 to at least 7/23
Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 on 7/22.

- End transcript



Subject: Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 20:33 pm
From: 0000009e80234895-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 





Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device


-------- Original message --------
From: Kathy Clark
Date:07/23/2015 6:36 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Cc:
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County

Hey Gigi, I had one too and it was sitting on my porch on a chair. It will go to a nestbox. If you want, I can find plans for you. Take care.




Kathy Clark




-----Original Message-----
From: g. g
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 11:55 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County


Three Great Crested Flycatchers have been hanging around our yard this
morning.
We had been away so I'm not sure how long they've been around.

We also saw a
young Eastern Towhee at the feeder this morning.

The pollinator garden has
been hosting a good number of Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds.

Gigi
Gerben
Washington County





Subject: Pacific Loon update
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 20:13 pm
From: 000000505ebb95e2-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The Pacific Loon was present at the Marina this evening around 7:15 and then it picked up and flew down the lake towards the Fishing Pier.  It must've looped around because about 20 minutes later, it was back at the Tohickon Boat Access.  I was just about to pull in there when I got a call saying that it was flying back down the lake towards the Marina.  Once there, the people that saw it fly realized that it had actually flown down past the Fishing Pier and not the pier at the Marina.  We then went to the Fishing Pier and couldn't find it.  It may've continued down the lake to the southwest towards the Lake House Inn.  A few of us came back to the Tohickon Boat Access just in case it snuck back there but we didn't see it there either.  It's probably still here but the boat activity today likely kept it on the move.  

I'll check again in the morning and post an update.

Good birding,

Devich Farbotnik
Quakertown, PA



Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Osprey, Westmoreland County
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 20:08 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
While driving across the Bridge from Freeport Road into New Kensington around 6:30 this evening, we saw an osprey flying up river. 

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad



Subject: Codorus State Park and Shorebirds
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 17:50 pm
From: dean.newhouse AT gmail.com
 
The water level at Lake Marburg and the Black Rock flats is currently high.
I hiked the Mary Ann Furnace trail around 3:15 this afternoon alongside
Black Rock flats and there is several feet of water currently covering the
flats. And, no shore birds. Last year when the water was low, there was
usually some kind of shore bird there. I also walked the LaHo Trail around
the Wildasin Flats. Again, no shallows and no shore birds.

In the morning, though, I was at the Lake Redman boardwalk in William Kain
County Park just south of York, and the water level there has come down.
Seven Lesser Yellowlegs arrived during my walk just above the boardwalk at
about 10:45 AM.

Dean Newhouse

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Jim Flowers
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:00 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Codorus State Park and Shorebirds

Dave, this all depends on water levels. When the lake is low both Marburg
and Blackrock flats can be productive. The main issues is the lack of
reporting as well that this lake is often overlooked.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 7:13 PM, Dave Kerr wrote:

> With its miles of beaches, Codorus in southern York County should be a
> prime
> shorebird location.
>
> But that does not seem to be the case, according to Ebird data.
>
>
>
> I'd like to get the perspective of York County Birders on this.
>
> Is it lack of coverage or are the birds going elsewhere?
>
>
>
>
>
> Dave Kerr
>
> Carlisle
>



--
*Jim Flowers*
Arts N Images
Birds and Blooms Blog
Wildlife South
NANPA, NAPP, National Geographic Society (Retired)



Subject: Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 17:36 pm
From: 0000001dc30ca77c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hey Gigi,  I had one too and it was sitting on my porch on a chair.  It will go to a nestbox.  If you want, I can find plans for you.  Take care.




Kathy Clark




-----Original Message-----
From: g. g
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 11:55 am
Subject: [PABIRDS] Great Crested Flycatchers-Washington County


Three Great Crested Flycatchers have been hanging around our yard this
morning.
We had been away so I'm not sure how long they've been around.

We also saw a
young Eastern Towhee at the feeder this morning.

The pollinator garden has
been hosting a good number of Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds.

Gigi
Gerben
Washington County





Subject: Phoebe sitting on robin's eggs?
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 11:42 am
From: patkelly062 AT gmail.com
 
We have a nest on a lakehouse deck light which was constructed a couple of
weeks ago. It was clearly a phoebe sitting on the nest. We're having
construction done on the house and were able to save a couple of other
nests on and around the house but this one was abandoned, too much activity
around it. Three eggs in the nest. Clearly not a phoebe's. They look like
robin's eggs, that light blue color. We did see a robin fluttering around
the nest area a couple of times. Any idea what might have been going on?

Pat



Subject: White Ibis and Little Blue Heron, Wildwood Lake, Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 7:23 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
The White Ibis is being seen at the last lookout on the north boardwalk and
the Little Blue Heron can be seen at the southern most area of the lake
this morning.

Bruce A Carl
On Jul 22, 2015 3:58 PM, "Dave Kerr" wrote:

> I made a second trip to Wildwood Lake for the White Ibis and
>
> Little Blue Heron today. Both birds were 150 yards out from the last
>
> observation deck on the North Boardwalk this morning.
>
>
>
> At 1120, however, I found the Little Blue Heron at the south end
>
> of the lake.
>
>
>
> I have posted three photos of the juvenile White Ibis on my Flickr page:
>
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
>
>
>
>
>
> Dave Kerr
>
> Carlisle
>
>
>
>
>



Subject: Photo Study Of Birds And Butterflies, Koch Property, Williams Twp, PA, 7/22/15
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 7:11 am
From: hbeskin AT voicenet.com
 
Arlene and David Koch have created an incredible oasis for birds on their
property in the middle of farm country in Williams Twp in Northampton
County, PA. They have planted all sorts of seeds, e.g. sunflower, millet,
etc. in their fields which are also full of native plants. Their
incredibly beautiful summer garden around their home with monarda, salvia,
honeysuckle, zinnias, irises, sunflowers, etc. and bring in lots and lots
of hummingbirds and butterflies. I was able to get there again this
morning and to see todays Photo Study, please click on the following
link:

http://www.howardsview.com/Koc...

Regards,
Howard


Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA



Subject: Pacific Loon continues 7/22/15
Date: Thu Jul 23 2015 6:28 am
From: 000000505ebb95e2-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The Pacific Loon is still here at the Tohickon Boat Access.  It's along the far side again.  

Good birding,

Devich Farbotnik
Quakertown, PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Codorus State Park and Shorebirds
Date: Wed Jul 22 2015 20:59 pm
From: artsnimages AT gmail.com
 
Dave, this all depends on water levels. When the lake is low both Marburg
and Blackrock flats can be productive. The main issues is the lack of
reporting as well that this lake is often overlooked.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 7:13 PM, Dave Kerr wrote:

> With its miles of beaches, Codorus in southern York County should be a
> prime
> shorebird location.
>
> But that does not seem to be the case, according to Ebird data.
>
>
>
> I'd like to get the perspective of York County Birders on this.
>
> Is it lack of coverage or are the birds going elsewhere?
>
>
>
>
>
> Dave Kerr
>
> Carlisle
>



--
*Jim Flowers*
Arts N Images
Birds and Blooms Blog
Wildlife South
NANPA, NAPP, National Geographic Society (Retired)



Subject: Pacific Loon continues
Date: Wed Jul 22 2015 19:07 pm
From: 000000505ebb95e2-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
After not being seen for most of the afternoon, the Pacific Loon reappeared at the Boat Rental cove and worked its way back to the Tohickon Boat Access.  It was still there when I left at 8:00PM.  

I'll check again in the morning and will post an update.

Good birding,

Devich Farbotnik
Quakertown, PA

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Codorus State Park and Shorebirds
Date: Wed Jul 22 2015 18:11 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
With its miles of beaches, Codorus in southern York County should be a prime
shorebird location.

But that does not seem to be the case, according to Ebird data.



I'd like to get the perspective of York County Birders on this.

Is it lack of coverage or are the birds going elsewhere?





Dave Kerr

Carlisle



Subject: Pacific Loon - Nockamixon, Bucks Co.
Date: Wed Jul 22 2015 18:00 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
After striking out at the Tohickon Launch & Main Marina at Nockamixon Vern
Gauthier and I have the Pacific Loon in a cove near the Boat Rental area as
of right now (1857)...

Close views!

-Ted Nichols II



Subject: Central PA Birdline for 7.23.2015
Date: Wed Jul 22 2015 15:46 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* July 23, 2015
* PACE1507.23
Bird Highlights
SNOWY EGRET (Lancaster Co.)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Adams, Dauphin, Lancaster & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
WHITE IBIS (Dauphin Co.)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Lancaster Co.)
MARSH WREN (Tioga Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Lancaster Co.)
BULLOCK'S ORIOLE (McKean Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre & Tioga Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 23, 2015
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, July 23, 2015.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON and 1 COMMON GALLINULE continue to be seen through at least July 17 along Gun Club Road in State Game Lands 249 (IC, BO).

CARBON COUNTY:
One PINE SISKIN continues to visit feeders near State College through at least July 17 (AP).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Several immature BALD EAGLES were seen on July 19 at Bald Eagle State Park (MR).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON and 1 juvenile WHITE IBIS continue to be seen through July 21 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (AK, JF, LC, SW, HP, JP, JD, CE, KE, DN, RD, JS, BO, TA, RP).

Four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be observed in a private portion of Fort Indiantown Gap through July 16 (IG).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Seventeen GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 14 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on July 18 at the east end of the Kriner Road retention ponds (BO).

One BLUE GROSBEAK was seen on July 20 in a weedy field along Burkett Road and also off of Boundary and Fr. McCord Roads (BO).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
Up to 1 SNOWY EGRET and 4 juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERONS were seen between July 15 and 20 near the Blue Rock boat ramp in Conejohela Flats (ML, ME, LB, TN, SH, CE, KE, ZM). Eight AMERICAN AVOCETS were present on July 21 (ML).

One DICKCISSEL continues to be seen through July 18 at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (CE, KE).

One LITTLE BLUE HERON was found on July 17 at the big pond at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (BS, NS).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on July 18 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (BC).

LEBANON COUNTY:
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 27 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen on July 16 at Quittapahilla Wetlands (TN).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on July 16 at the Forty Fort Rec Fields (JD).

One BLUE GROSBEAK was observed on July 17 at the Glen Lyon (Wanamie) Reclaimed Mine lands (JD).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen through July 19 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).

MCKEAN COUNTY:
One BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was seen on July 19 in Marshburg (LFa, LF).

MONTOUR COUNTY:
One CASPIAN TERN was seen on July 16 at Montour Preserve (LS).

TIOGA COUNTY:
One PINE SISKIN was seen on July 16 along the Straight Run Rail Trail (JC).

Up to 3 MARSH WRENS continue to be observed through July 17 at the Marsh Creek area of The Muck (LSu).

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: Tony Arnold (TA), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Bruce Carl (BC), Lou Carpenter (LC), Ian Clarke (IC), John Corcoran (JC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Jim Dunn (JD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike Epler (ME), Lee Farrell (LF), Linda Farrell (LFa), John Frain (JF), Ian Gardner (IG), Sue Hannon (SH), Andy Keister (AK), Meredith Lombard (ML), Zachary Millen (ZM), Dean Newhouse (DN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Alissa Pendorf (AP), Robert Peda (RP), Holger Pflicke (HP), John Puschock (JP), Matt Rockmore (MR), Bob Schutsky (BS), Nancy Schutsky (NS), Joe Sebastiani (JS), Lauren Shaffer (LS), Lisa Sumner (LSu), Steve Walthius (SW). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
-End Transcript
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Subject: White Ibis and Little Blue Heron, Wildwood Lake, Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Date: Wed Jul 22 2015 14:58 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
I made a second trip to Wildwood Lake for the White Ibis and

Little Blue Heron today. Both birds were 150 yards out from the last

observation deck on the North Boardwalk this morning.



At 1120, however, I found the Little Blue Heron at the south end

of the lake.



I have posted three photos of the juvenile White Ibis on my Flickr page:



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





Dave Kerr

Carlisle







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