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31 Oct: @ 21:14:44 
Merlin; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County [Tom Moeller]
31 Oct: @ 20:56:29 
Re: Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County [Sue Hannon]
31 Oct: @ 20:28:03 
en: (7) [Thomas Dougherty]
31 Oct: @ 20:26:33 
HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 20:11:49 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (31 Oct 2014) 26 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 19:36:47 
Fayette County--Greenlick Run Lake [Michael Fialkovich]
31 Oct: @ 19:07:59 
HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 18:45:25 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (31 Oct 2014) 145 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 18:37:11 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (31 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 17:52:28 
Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County [Sue Hannon]
31 Oct: @ 17:44:36 
FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 31, 2014 [Mark Vass]
31 Oct: @ 17:15:39 
Lebanon County birds [Windstream Mail]
31 Oct: @ 16:06:36 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Oct 2014) 182 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 15:48:04 
HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Oct 2014) 14 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
31 Oct: @ 15:47:07 
York County [siefkend@embarqmail.com]
31 Oct: @ 13:11:06 
Pipit,Rusty Blackbirds & Shorebirds - Beaver Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
31 Oct: @ 11:58:52 
pine siskins in northern Chester County [Rob Blye]
31 Oct: @ 09:29:35 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 31, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
31 Oct: @ 07:16:15 
FOS Dark-eyed Junco, Devon, Chester County [Joe Flood]
31 Oct: @ 06:05:49 
Eastern PA Birdline: 10/31/2014 [Dave DeReamus]
31 Oct: @ 04:36:50 
Rusty Blackbird, Junco, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny [Kate St.John]
30 Oct: @ 21:35:46 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Oct 2014) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 20:31:47 
HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 20:20:21 
Tree Swallows, Lebanon County [=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=95=95S=95J=95Stahl=95=95?=]
30 Oct: @ 19:57:11 
Nashville Warbler - Mont. Co. [Cindy Ahern]
30 Oct: @ 19:37:02 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 30, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
30 Oct: @ 19:31:29 
Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2014) 52 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
30 Oct: @ 19:13:09 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Oct 2014) 367 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 19:02:06 
Pipits in Mercer Co [Steve Sanford]
30 Oct: @ 18:24:46 
HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 17:50:42 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Oct 2014) 365 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 17:39:14 
Washington Co. - Cecil area of interest [Ryan Tomazin]
30 Oct: @ 17:36:51 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Oct 2014) 249 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 17:26:33 
cr: (1) [Thomas Dougherty]
30 Oct: @ 17:07:17 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Oct 2014) 80 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 17:03:40 
Rusty Blackbird 10/27 Bradford Co [Trudy Gerlach]
30 Oct: @ 16:54:33 
Hi [Herb Flavell]
30 Oct: @ 16:27:55 
Lancaster Co. Bird Club Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1st [Bettina Heffner]
30 Oct: @ 16:10:18 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Opossum Lake, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
30 Oct: @ 13:19:29 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (27 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
30 Oct: @ 12:39:39 
Pine Siskins, Purple Finches (Indiana Co) [Marcy Cunkelman]
30 Oct: @ 09:54:09 
Purple finches, Schuylkill Co. [Scott Weidensaul]
30 Oct: @ 08:07:28 
RFI: Groupme Rare Bird Alerts [Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology]
29 Oct: @ 19:24:05 
Orange-crowned Warbler & Red-necked Grebe MCWMA [Bruce and Sherri Carl]
29 Oct: @ 19:09:55 
Black Scoter, Susquehanna River at Columbia, Lancaster County [Mike Epler]
29 Oct: @ 18:05:16 
Photo Stuy Of Feeder Birds, PVP Bird Blind, Bucks, PA, 10/29/14 [Howard B. Eskin,]
29 Oct: @ 17:56:20 
HSR: Allegheny Front (29 Oct 2014) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
29 Oct: @ 17:54:47 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Oct 2014) 22 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
29 Oct: @ 16:13:52 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Oct 2014) 156 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
29 Oct: @ 16:10:44 
Central PA Birdline for 10.30.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy]





Subject: Merlin; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 21:14 pm
From: thosjmoel AT gmail.com
 
About 4:15 PM when we arrived, a wet Merlin was sitting in a tree by the Duck Hollow parking lot where we had seen Merlins two times before (2011 and 2012).  It remained as we watched and took iPod photos.  The raptor took off, and immediately a noisy Downy Woodpecker landed on a bare branch right below where the Merlin had been.  Suddenly the Merlin swooped back toward the Downy, just missing the woodpecker.  The Downy kept chirping from the safety of thicker cover as the Merlin resumed a perch in the tree.  The Merlin sat for some minutes and then flew off over the railroad tracks giving a short call as it went.



Tom Moeller
Allegheny County



Subject: Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 20:56 pm
From: sbhannon AT gmail.com
 
After considerable discussion, and with reference to the extremely helpful
comments from a number of listserv members, my friends have concluded that
the bird they saw was most likely a barred owl. None of them particularly
remember the eye color, and their individual estimates of the bird's size,
wingspan and the distance from which they viewed it vary pretty widely.
However, they all agree that the bird was "HUGE". Many thanks for the
helpful (and more authoritative) information so many of you provided to
help them arrive at a more likely identification.

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 6:52 PM, Sue Hannon wrote:

> Several friends told me this evening that they spotted a Great Gray Owl
> along the Shanerburg Creek near Eagles Mere on Sunday. They assure me it
> was far too big for a barred owl and they were able to see it at very close
> range. Has anyone else in that part of the state seen a great gray owl in
> the area?
> Sue Hannon
> Middletown
> Dauphin County
>



--
Sue Hannon
Middletown
Dauphin County, PA



Subject: en: (7)
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 20:28 pm
From: thomasdoc AT comcast.net
 
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Shonda Blandy



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 20:26 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 168 186
Turkey Vulture 15 535 643
Osprey 0 37 113
Bald Eagle 2 63 110
Northern Harrier 2 64 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 2408 2704
Cooper's Hawk 5 198 254
Northern Goshawk 3 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 72 81
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 17 280 346
Rough-legged Hawk 2 2 2
Golden Eagle 3 35 37
American Kestrel 1 62 111
Merlin 0 36 46
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 5 6
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 15
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 63 4010 7742
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Gary Koppenhaver, Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
8 unknown visitors


Weather:
winds SW to NNE, variable calm with 4mph gusts at times.
temp apprx., 39 F and 95% clcv. the front moved thru between 11am est. and
2pm est.

Raptor Observations:
AD GE@1141/IM GE @1158/AD GE@1203

AD BE@1220/ AD BE@1240

Rough-legged hawks, dark morp @12:15, light morph @12:25

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker clear to the naked eye, screaming constantly and sat in
the tree branch above me as a northern goshawk came smoothly gliding
towards the woodpecker chasing it southward into the woods.
a lot of crows, blue jays, downy woodpecker, golden crown kinglets,
goldfinch, chickadee, titmouse and a lot of juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (31 Oct 2014) 26 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 20:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 5 213 213
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 65 208
Northern Harrier 0 27 41
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 51 144
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 575 916
Cooper's Hawk 1 83 123
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 84 96
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 151 158
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 73 158
Merlin 1 15 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 19
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Raptor 0 7 17

Total: 26 1385 4045
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Observers:

Visitors:
Hiroshi Iizuki


Weather:
NE winds 5-10mph. Temperatures hovering at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant-7

Predictions:
Rain, mainly in the morning. Rain may be heavy at times in the morning.
Highs around 50. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance
of rain near 100 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: Fayette County--Greenlick Run Lake
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 19:36 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
I stopped at Greenlick Run Lake late this afternoon to see if the rain grounded anything.  Not much was present.

A raft of 12 Ruddy Ducks and a female Hooded Merganser were on the lake. Eight Killdeer were on the mudflats at the shallow end of the lake and an Osprey was flying around.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County

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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 19:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 168 186
Turkey Vulture 15 535 643
Osprey 0 37 113
Bald Eagle 2 63 110
Northern Harrier 2 64 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 2408 2704
Cooper's Hawk 5 198 254
Northern Goshawk 3 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 72 81
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 17 280 346
Rough-legged Hawk 2 2 2
Golden Eagle 3 35 37
American Kestrel 1 62 111
Merlin 0 36 46
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 5 6
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 15
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 63 4010 7742
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Gary Koppenhaver, Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
8 unknown visitors


Weather:
winds SW to NNE, variable calm with 4mph gusts at times.
temp apprx., 39 F and 95% clcv. the front moved thru between 11am est. and
2pm est.

Raptor Observations:
AD GE@1141/IM GE @1158/AD GE@1203

AD BE@1220/ AD BE@1240

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker clear to the naked eye, screaming constantly and sat in
the tree branch above me as a northern goshawk came smoothly gliding
towards the woodpecker chasing it southward into the woods.
a lot of crows, blue jays, downy woodpecker, golden crown kinglets,
goldfinch, chickadee, titmouse and a lot of juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (31 Oct 2014) 145 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 18:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 36 1735 1735
OS 0 77 356
BE 0 145 406
NH 0 108 147
SS 17 8297 9795
CH 2 374 503
NG 0 15 15
RS 5 154 164
BW 0 12 6544
RT 83 1294 1545
RL 0 0 0
GE 2 74 75
AK 0 158 316
ML 0 84 112
PG 0 41 54
UA 0 17 24
UB 0 7 17
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 0 27 62

Total: 145 12640 21894
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich

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

Visitors:
Amphorn Kelly; Wes Hetrick; 7


Weather:
Completely overcast skies with very light southeast winds.

Raptor Observations:
First bird -SS 8:25
Last bird - RT 3:49
GE U 1:03, 1:24

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (31 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 18:37 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 112 259
Turkey Vulture 12 376 772
Osprey 0 83 364
Bald Eagle 1 91 250
Northern Harrier 0 72 93
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 3171 3850
Cooper's Hawk 1 132 186
Northern Goshawk 0 8 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 54 61
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 14 753 879
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 58 59
American Kestrel 0 82 148
Merlin 0 64 109
Peregrine Falcon 0 43 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 91 205

Total: 41 5199 11358
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
Gerry Madden, Ron Walbert


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 40-48F, Wind 1-5 mph ENE,SE,S,N, Cloud
Cover 10-60%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1410a
Slow day; not much activity. One additional Bald Eagle was observed flying
east.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(4), Canada Geese(2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Black-capped Chickadee,
Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Downy Woodpecker, Carolina
Wren, Pine Siskin

Predictions:
Rain, mainly before noon. High near 50. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and
quarter of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 17:52 pm
From: sbhannon AT gmail.com
 
Several friends told me this evening that they spotted a Great Gray Owl along the Shanerburg Creek near Eagles Mere on Sunday. They assure me it was far too big for a barred owl and they were able to see it at very close range. Has anyone else in that part of the state seen a great gray owl in the area?
Sue Hannon
Middletown
Dauphin County



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 31, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 17:44 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
----Forwarded message----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
To: mvas1200@yahoo.com
Sent: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 31, 2014

Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, US-PA
Oct 31, 2014 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species

Wood Duck 6
Gadwall 55
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 32
Northern Shoveler 1
Northern Pintail 1
Redhead 7
Ring-necked Duck 279
Bufflehead 1
Hooded Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 6
Pied-billed Grebe 15
American Coot 38

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20395062

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



Subject: Lebanon County birds
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 17:15 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Sid Hostetter lead 9 people around Mt. Gretna and SGL 145 near Hicks Road.

High lights,

Red-shouldered Hawk- 2

Red-tailed Hawk- 12

Purple Finch-3

Pine Siskin- 503 most flying west

Then from 1 to 2 pm I went back out on the SGL 145 near Hicks Road again,

Bald Eagle -3- 1 immature at 1:50

The 2 adults with each other at 2 pm.

Cooper's Hawk -1-

Pine Siskin - I added 154 to see a total of 657.- most flying west-most of
the siskins were in small groups.

A Chipping Sparrow was in Mt. Gretna near Rt. 117 and near the Post Office.

This winter adult was seen by Sid Hostetter and I only.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Oct 2014) 182 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 16:06 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 33 73 136
Turkey Vulture 15 750 807
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 139 464
Bald Eagle 0 115 280
Northern Harrier 2 85 120
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 3967 4655
Cooper's Hawk 10 402 506
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 64 83
Red-shouldered Hawk 25 88 95
Broad-winged Hawk 8 23 6367
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 67 849 960
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 6 23 38
Golden Eagle 2 58 58
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 170 375
Merlin 0 121 180
Peregrine Falcon 0 40 80
Unknown Falcon 0 14 21
Unknown Raptor 0 28 64

Total: 182 7011 15293
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Holly Merker, Laurie Goodrich, Marc Robinson,
Mary Jane McMillan

Weather:
partly cldy, E or SE winds light cool temps

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagles: Ad 1047, unk 1245, imm went north and was not counted 1133

Non-raptor Observations:
pine siskins, kinglets, robins, crows
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Oct 2014) 14 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 15:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 33 78
TV 2 307 307
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 0 16 31
SS 0 889 1136
CH 0 65 143
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 11 22
BW 0 0 4350
RT 9 326 721
RL 0 0 1
GE 2 13 15
AK 0 25 87
ML 1 16 23
PG 0 23 35
UA 0 5 8
UB 0 5 13
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 18 53

Total: 14 1784 7234
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers:

Visitors:
8 visitors


Weather:
Southwest winds till 12:00 and winds became Southeast--
100% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
GE Ad 12:09, GE Ad 12:15

Non-raptor Observations:
large flocks of Robins moving south, Red-bellied WP,
Red-wing Blackbirds

Predictions:
rain and snow with Northwinds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()



Subject: York County
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 15:47 pm
From: siefkend AT embarqmail.com
 






Hey PA Birders,
I had my first of season Winter Wren along Indian Steps Road in York County.
Happy Halloween,Deb SiefkenYork County
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone





Subject: Pipit,Rusty Blackbirds & Shorebirds - Beaver Co.
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 13:11 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning I was at Independence Marsh

There were 17 Rusty Blackbirds along with 2 Red-winged Blackbirds in the stream between the ponds

I had the following here at the large pond

1 Wood Duck
54 Mallard
28 Green-winged Teal
30 Killdeer
1 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Wilson's Snipe
1 Am. Pipit

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: pine siskins in northern Chester County
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 11:58 am
From: rwblye AT comcast.net
 
After an appointment this morning, I was meandering down one of the few dirt roads left in East Coventry Township, northern Chester County on my way home. The road is Spiece Road between Cedarville and Kulp roads on the Kulp dairy farm. I flushed a flock of birds from the road after which I stopped and glassed the trees where the birds had flwn. While I was watching the trees the flck returned to the road.

It was a mixed flock of about 24 pine siskin s, several house finches, two goldfinches a white-breasted nuthatch and a blue jay.

These are the first of the season for me. I have been looking for them at our feeders to no avail. I will check to see if the flock stays around but I suspect it will keep moving and hopefully show up in my yard soon.

Rob Blye,
East Coventry Township
Chester County, Pennsylvania



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 31, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 9:29 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 0740-0940
Weather: Cloudy, calm wind, temp. 40 F, onshore waves less than a foot. Light sprinkle later in the survey.
Comments: About half as many birds today as yesterday. There were at least 150 to 200 Horned Grebes on the water just in front of us. Later they drifted away. Highlight was a Red-necked Grebe that sat with the Horned Grebes briefly. Most birds were moving west. Roger Donn assisted with the count part of the time.

Waterbirds counted:

Gadwall 37
American Black Duck 4
Mallard 8
Green-winged Teal 4
Lesser Scaup 55
Surf Scoter 7
White-winged Scoter 10
Black/Surf Scoter 2
Long-tailed Duck 1
Bufflehead 5
Red-breasted Merganser 272
Red-throated Loon 3
Common Loon 28
Horned Grebe 17 (all in flight)
RED-NECKED GREBE 1
Double-crested Cormorant 6

Other bird moving across the lake:

unidentified kinglet 1


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw@aol.com



Waterbirds counted:



Subject: FOS Dark-eyed Junco, Devon, Chester County
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 7:16 am
From: jflood AT agnesirwin.org
 
We had our first DE Junco under the feeders last evening.  We also have a
nice group of Purple Finches. No frost last night. Still looking for
vagrant hummingbirds.

Joe Flood
Devon, Chester County



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 10/31/2014
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 6:05 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* October 31, 2014
* PAEA1410.31

- Birds mentioned

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SURF SCOTER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
CATTLE EGRET
RED-NECKED GREBE

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: October 31st at 7:00 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 LITTLE GAP, Carbon County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 10/26 (fly-by).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
SURF SCOTER – 1 on 10/29.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 15 on 10/24; 8 on 10/26
Sharp-shinned Hawks – 237 on 10/26
Northern Goshawks – 2 on 10/24; 1 on 10/30
Red-tailed Hawks – 128 on 10/30
Golden Eagles – 8 on 10/24; 20 on 10/26; 7 on 10/30
Merlins – 6 on 10/29.

Sightings from the COPLAY area, Lehigh County:
At the Quarry Street Quarry:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 10/28
Cackling Geese – 2 on 10/28.

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
At Trexler Pond:
Cackling Geese – 2 on 10/24.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 to at least 10/28.

Sightings from the UPPER BLACK EDDY area, Bucks County:
At Giving Pond:
CATTLE EGRET – 1 on 10/26.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
RED-NECKED GREBES – 5 on 10/26.

Purple Finches and PINE SISKINS were reported from several sites this past
week.

- End transcript



Subject: Rusty Blackbird, Junco, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Date: Fri Oct 31 2014 4:36 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
On a walk though Schenley Park at noon yesterday I found a rusty blackbird among a flock of grackles and one dark-eyed junco near the bridge on the Lower Panther Hollow Trail at the Bartlett end.  The junco is the 2nd I've seen in Schenley this fall.


Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Oct 2014) Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 21:35 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 0 1577 1577
OS 0 77 356
BE 0 141 402
NH 0 104 143
SS 0 8166 9664
CH 0 365 494
NG 0 14 14
RS 0 125 135
BW 0 12 6544
RT 0 1127 1378
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 68 69
AK 0 157 315
ML 0 82 110
PG 0 41 54
UA 0 17 24
UB 0 7 17
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 0 27 62

Total: 0 12128 21382
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Joe Lavella

Visitors:
Paul Zeph, 25


Weather:
Rain and drizzle began at daybreak and continued until mid-afternoon.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 20:31 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 162 180
Turkey Vulture 36 520 628
Osprey 0 37 113
Bald Eagle 6 61 108
Northern Harrier 0 62 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 2402 2698
Cooper's Hawk 0 193 249
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 71 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 22 263 329
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 32 34
American Kestrel 0 61 110
Merlin 0 36 46
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 5 6
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 15
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 98 3947 7679
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Larry Coble

Visitors:
Helping with todays count:
Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne, Gayle McKinne, Tom Power, Bob
Leonard

12 visitors to observe foliage
3 hunters


Weather:
A mix of sun and clouds. Light wind from Northwest. Good visibility, low
humidity. A beautiful day.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, SS 9:02.
Bald Eagles - Adult: 11:12,2:05,2:07,2:40
Bald Eagles - Immature: 12:22 (2)
Golden Eagles - Adult: 10:30
Golden Eagles - Immature: 10:02, 10:37, 2:47

First Goshawk of the season

Non-raptor Observations:
Flocks of Pine Siskins
Flocks of Waxwings
1 loon

Predictions:
East wind but otherwise much like today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Tree Swallows, Lebanon County
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 20:20 pm
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
Along Fox Road, approximately 300 Tree Swallows were in a close-knit flock, perching on corn stubble and on the ground, apparently feeding on something on the ground,
I had last seen a flock here on October 9, perched on utility wires and on 2 Purple Martin nest boxes. I returned there on the 10th, and the martin boxes had been taken down.
Sincerely,
Stan Stahl



Subject: Nashville Warbler - Mont. Co.
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:57 pm
From: songbird5212 AT msn.com
 
A Nashville Warbler surprised me as it foraged in my veggie garden and shrubs late this afternoon.  I wonder if this could be the same bird that came through very late a few years ago?   What are the chances?
Cindy Ahern
Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery Co.





Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 30, 2014
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:37 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 0745-1015
Weather: Mostly cloudy, NNW wind to 10 mph, temp. 43 F, waves two to three foot.
Comments: There was a modest movement of Red-breasted Mergansers. It was also a decent day for species diversity. Most birds were moving west. Highlight was an adult Little Gull flying west with a loose group of about five or six Bonaparte's Gulls.

Waterbirds counted:

Gadwall 3
American Wigeon 31
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 1
Northern Pintail 6
Green-winged Teal 1
Lesser Scaup 103
Surf Scoter 7
White-winged Scoter 14
Black Scoter 4
Long-tailed Duck 2
Bufflehead 8
Common Goldeneye 5
Red-breasted Merganser 583
Red-throated Loon 11
Common Loon 15
unidentified loon 3
Horned Grebe 43
Double-crested Cormorant 26
Sanderling 1
Dunlin 3
LITTLE GULL 1 adult

Jerry McWilliams
Erei, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw@aol.com


Waterbirds counted:



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2014) 52 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:31 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 8 8
TV 4 333 354
OS 0 28 72
BE 1 37 82
NH 1 25 31
SS 9 978 1131
CH 0 103 124
NG 0 3 4
RS 3 28 34
BW 0 3 1093
RT 26 402 426
RL 0 0 0
GE 6 31 31
AK 1 95 126
ML 0 28 35
PG 0 26 28
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 3 5
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 13 19
MK 0 0 1

Total: 52 2146 3607
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Trudy Kyler

Observers: Betsy Manlove, David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Visitors:
Bill Chambers


Weather:


Raptor Observations:
BE-AD 1:12
GE-AD 11:27, 11:53, 1:28, 2:01, 2:15
IM 2:43
N Harrier-Female
Kestrel-unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-44, Canada Goose-28, Gull sp.-2, Pine Siskin-23, Robin-241
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler@verizon.net)



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Oct 2014) 367 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 122 1699 1699
OS 0 77 356
BE 4 145 406
NH 4 108 147
SS 114 8280 9778
CH 7 372 501
NG 1 15 15
RS 24 149 159
BW 0 12 6544
RT 84 1211 1462
RL 0 0 0
GE 4 72 73
AK 1 158 316
ML 2 84 112
PG 0 41 54
UA 0 17 24
UB 0 7 17
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 0 27 62

Total: 367 12495 21749
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich,
Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Bruce Beehler, Bob Augustine, Ship Univ (14+14), 15


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light to moderate NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE WB 10:07, 10:22
BE AD 1:14
BE Juv 1:19
GE Juv 10:46, 12:42
GE Sub 11:58
GE Ad 11:20

First bird - ML 6:38 (dove on a small flock of pine siskins)
Last bird - RT 4:22

Non-raptor Observations:
Loons - 19
CAGO - 22
Monarchs - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Pipits in Mercer Co
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 19:02 pm
From: bwredbird AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon Bill Drolsbaugh and I came across a field with at least 50 American Pipits (first-of-season) in field a few miles north of Fredonia (on Fredonia-Hadley Rd). We got excellent close looks at many of them, and they flew around and called frequently. .
Otherwise, our visit earlier to Lake Wilhelm and Sandy Lake was pretty dull, At Wilhelm there were about 20 Ruddy Ducks, 25 Ring-necks, 50 Cormorants, and one Common Loon.
Steve Sanford
Sharon PA



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 18:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 162 180
Turkey Vulture 36 520 628
Osprey 0 37 113
Bald Eagle 6 61 108
Northern Harrier 0 62 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 2402 2698
Cooper's Hawk 0 193 249
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 71 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 22 263 329
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 32 34
American Kestrel 0 61 110
Merlin 0 36 46
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 5 6
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 15
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 98 3947 7679
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Larry Coble

Visitors:
Helping with todays count:
Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne, Gayle McKinne, Tom Power, Bob
Leonard

12 visitors to observe foliage
3 hunters


Weather:
A mix of sun and clouds. Light wind from Northwest. Good visibility, low
humidity. A beautiful day.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, SS 9:02.
Bald Eagles - Adult: 11:12,2:05,2:07,2:40
Bald Eagles - Immature: 12:22 (2)
Golden Eagles - Adult: 10:30
Golden Eagles - Immature: 10:02, 10:37, 2:47

First Goshawk of the season

Non-raptor Observations:
Flocks of Pine Siskins
Flocks of Waxwings
1 loon

Predictions:
East wind but otherwise much like today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Oct 2014) 365 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 17:50 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 40 103
Turkey Vulture 8 735 792
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 139 464
Bald Eagle 1 115 280
Northern Harrier 3 83 118
Sharp-shinned Hawk 113 3953 4641
Cooper's Hawk 18 392 496
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 64 83
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 63 70
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 207 782 893
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 17 32
Golden Eagle 9 56 56
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 170 375
Merlin 0 121 180
Peregrine Falcon 0 40 80
Unknown Falcon 0 14 21
Unknown Raptor 0 28 64

Total: 365 6829 15111
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: David Barber

Weather:
partly cloudy to overcast, NW winds 4-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA:1424I
GOEA:0852I, 1043U, 1047U, 1309J, 1324J, 1330I, 1341I, 1601J, 1601J

Non-raptor Observations:
213 pine siskins, 366 common grackle, 3 palm warblers, 2 blue-headed
vireos, 3 hermit thrushes
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Washington Co. - Cecil area of interest
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 17:39 pm
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
This morning, Cathy Brown and I birded the Ciaffoni/Cumer/Glass Hill road areas, and also Cecil Park, and we had:

Red-winged Blackbirds - dozens of males
Eastern Meadowlark - 2-3 in the farm fields
Northern Harrier - HIGH up, shadowing a small flock of pigeons, before heading south
Dark-eyed Junco
American Kestrel
Northern Mockingbird - landed about 18" away from the kestrel, at eye level, and we wondered if something would happen, but no
White-crowned Sparrow - 1 beautiful adult
Yellow-rumped Warbler - could have been 10-13 in Cecil Park
Eastern Towhee - Cecil Park
White-throated Sparrow - 3 of them in Cecil Park, inches from each other on the same branch

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Oct 2014) 249 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 17:36 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 110 257
Turkey Vulture 9 364 760
Osprey 0 83 364
Bald Eagle 3 90 249
Northern Harrier 2 72 93
Sharp-shinned Hawk 68 3166 3845
Cooper's Hawk 9 131 185
Northern Goshawk 1 8 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 13 50 57
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 128 739 865
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 7 58 59
American Kestrel 0 82 148
Merlin 0 64 109
Peregrine Falcon 0 43 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 89 203

Total: 249 5158 11317
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Dan Kunkle, Dennis Glew, Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
Lance Leonhardt, St. John Neumann School 7th and 8th Grade


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 45-52F, Wind 2-17 mph NW,NNW, Cloud
Cover 40-80%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1103a,1123i,1315i
Golden Eagles:1013a,1254a,1309u,1341u,1342a,1342a,1434a
Northern Goshawk:1359u
Birds were flying high today. A few of the Golden Eagles were spotted
directly overhead; one in particular circled for a while gaining altitude
and then headed east.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(8), Common Loon(5), Canada Geese(7), Winter Wren, Carolina Wren,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Siskin, American Crow,
Black-capped Chickadee, Assassin Bug, Katydid

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: cr: (1)
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 17:26 pm
From: thomasdoc AT comcast.net
 
http://tszabo.net/9b8v7c6h5g4f...





























Alyse Cradle



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Oct 2014) 80 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 17:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 12 208 208
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 65 208
Northern Harrier 0 27 41
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 51 144
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 569 910
Cooper's Hawk 4 82 122
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 18 73 85
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 27 150 157
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 72 157
Merlin 1 14 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 19
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Raptor 1 7 17

Total: 80 1359 4019
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Eberly, Tom Bush

Observers: Al Guarente, Dave Eberly, Jim McConnell, John D'Amico,
Skip Conant, Tom Bush

Visitors:
Rachel, HIroshi Iizuku, Max Smith,


Weather:
Mostly N winds, 3-11mph. Temperatures in the low to mid-50's Fahrenheit.
Very few clouds until afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A noticeable push of Red-taileds over our site.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many Tree Swallows

Red-breasted Nuthatch-1

Predictions:
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: Rusty Blackbird 10/27 Bradford Co
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 17:03 pm
From: tgswoods AT epix.net
 
Sorry this is so late, but I saw a Rusty Blackbird about 5:30pm on 10/27 at a little creek on my farm near New Era. 
Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods@epix.net



Subject: Hi
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 16:54 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
PA birders. With all the posts about bird window strikes, I thought you might like this.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=13244&prodid=32187&catid=2056

I have sent for 4, 4 packs but have not received them yet. I plan on putting 4 decals on each of the 2 corner windows by my 2 front porch flat feeders. There have been no bird hits there yet . But this will be just incase.
Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners,Susquehanna County



Subject: Lancaster Co. Bird Club Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1st
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 16:27 pm
From: bettinahef AT msn.com
 

Scholarships offered by the Lancaster County Bird Club


Each year the Lancaster County Bird Club offers two scholarships for nature-related experiences and projects for one youth age 12 to 18 and one adult, including teachers, 19 or older. The applicant completes an application which is due December 1, 2014, with a decision made by December 15th. Applications are available on-line or by mail. The scholarship covers 75% of the cost of the endeavor with a maximum of $400 per person and can be used for such activities as nature camps ( example: Audubon Society$B!G(Bs Hog Island Camp in Maine), conferences, workshops, and environmental projects/studies. At the conclusion of the experience, the recipient will report back to the Club, either in writing or verbally at a Club meeting. The information about the scholarships and the application is available on-line at www.lancasterbirdclub.org. Questions may be addressed to Club president Barbara Hunsberger at 717-393-4091 or through her e-mail at phunsberger@comcast.net. The scholarships are named in honor of the late Club member Harold B. Morrin who championed the study of nature, specifically birdlife, for decades by mentoring and encouraging folks of all ages.









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Subject: Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Opossum Lake, Cumberland County
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 16:10 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was unusually cooperative today at Possum Lake

and I was able to photograph this species for the first time.



I have posted a few photos here:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/...15483190510/" rel="nofollow">https://www.flickr.com/photos/...



https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303@N06/





Dave Kerr

Carlisle





Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (27 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 13:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 105 105
Turkey Vulture 10 479 479
Osprey 0 34 85
Bald Eagle 1 27 60
Northern Harrier 2 39 55
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 711 856
Cooper's Hawk 1 76 92
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2074
Red-tailed Hawk 13 121 127
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 3 15 16
American Kestrel 0 37 55
Merlin 0 22 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 25
Unknown Accipiter 0 18 18
Unknown Buteo 0 4 6
Unknown Falcon 1 2 7
Unknown Eagle 2 6 8
Unknown Raptor 3 19 35

Total: 41 1749 4146
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01@comcast.net)



Subject: Pine Siskins, Purple Finches (Indiana Co)
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 12:39 pm
From: plant4nature AT gmail.com
 
Frost must have made the berries ripe for eating(pokeberries and the small red crabapples)....lots of Cedar Waxwings and Robin, and Starlings...Bluebirds were at the poison ivy berries on the electric pole...
While looking at Robins in the creek, 2 Pine Siskins stopped above me....I have heard them off and on all week flying over, but today saw 2...also Purple Finches eating at the feeders...YBSapsucker has been here also thru the week...
Winter birds are back and the last will be the Tree Sparrows which usually show up about Thanksgiving...
I had 4 Horned Larks fly over last Saturday10/25)...(not a usual yard bird) but hopefully a good sign for the flocks in the fields near us..
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: Purple finches, Schuylkill Co.
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 9:54 am
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
  Like many others, we were pleased to see a small flock of purple finches at the feeder this morning, along with the goldfinches and house finches. No siskins yet, but given the numbers that have been counted along the ridge, I suspect it's just a matter of time.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA



Subject: RFI: Groupme Rare Bird Alerts
Date: Thu Oct 30 2014 8:07 am
From: PSO AT pabirds.org
 
Would the owners (or if you know who the owner is) of the following
GroupMe rare bird alerts please contact me?

NOPARBA

SCRBA

SouthCentPARBA

Thanks

Frank Haas

Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology



Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler & Red-necked Grebe MCWMA
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 19:24 pm
From: carls94 AT ptd.net
 
PA BIRDERS,

I stopped by Middle Creek WMA this morning before work. Some of the highlights of my visit included the following:

Pied-billed Grebe 1
Red-necked Grebe 1 continuing bird at pond by stop #1

Killdeer 10
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Bonaparte's Gull 4

Eastern Phoebe 1
Tree Swallow 500 estimated number. looked like there could have been more.
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 very overall gray/green appearance, yellowish under tail coverts, faint streaking on breast, found on hillside behind visitors center where the conservation trail splits.
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Pine Siskin 135 (4) separate flocks fly overs


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20375362

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


Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lancaster County


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Subject: Black Scoter, Susquehanna River at Columbia, Lancaster County
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 19:09 pm
From: jmepler AT hotmail.com
 
This afternoon I found a female Black Scoter on the Susquehanna River near Columbia.  I was scoping the river from Lemon Street in Wrightsville.  The bird was close to the Lancaster County shoreline, and just downstream from my location.

I also had 46 American Coot and 7 Pied-billed Grebes.

Here is my complete eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20374969

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA



Subject: Photo Stuy Of Feeder Birds, PVP Bird Blind, Bucks, PA, 10/29/14
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 18:05 pm
From: hbeskin AT voicenet.com
 
It was a rainy, dismal afternoon. But I was able to get to the Bird Blind
at Peace Valley Park in New Britain for a couple of hours. There were no
birds in the Bird Blind for the first half hour. I suspected but could
not find an accipiter.Finally, a Carolina Chickadee flew in to one of the
feeders and the poor creature was immediately picked off by a
Sharp-shinned Hawk that came in from above. About fifteen minutes later,
with the Sharpie gone, small birds started to arrive at the feeders. To
see the Photo Study, please click on the following link:

http://www.howardsview.com/PVP...

Regards,
Howard


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



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (29 Oct 2014) 9 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 17:56 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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BV 0 33 78
TV 1 305 305
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 0 16 31
SS 2 889 1136
CH 0 65 143
NG 0 2 3
RS 1 11 22
BW 0 0 4350
RT 5 317 712
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 11 13
AK 0 25 87
ML 0 15 22
PG 0 23 35
UA 0 5 8
UB 0 5 13
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 18 53

Total: 9 1770 7220
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
John Charley


Weather:
mod. W winds with some strong gusts;damp & cloudy till 1:30 EST when some
blue sky & sun appeared.

Raptor Observations:
9 migrating raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,raven,pileated wp & robins

Predictions:
lt. to mod NW winds,partly cloudy,high 45F
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Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Oct 2014) 22 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 17:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Turkey Vulture 0 196 196
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 65 208
Northern Harrier 0 27 41
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 50 143
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 554 895
Cooper's Hawk 0 78 118
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 55 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 123 130
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 4 72 157
Merlin 0 13 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 19
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Raptor 0 6 16

Total: 22 1279 3939
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bill Cranny, Bob Kelly

Observers: Charles Smith, Chuck Root, Holly Merker

Weather:
Calm winds to start the count day, then shifting to gusty and strong NNW
winds 5-18mph. Temperatures 63-68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
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Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Oct 2014) 156 Raptors
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 16:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 40 103
Turkey Vulture 0 727 784
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 139 464
Bald Eagle 5 114 279
Northern Harrier 2 80 115
Sharp-shinned Hawk 95 3840 4528
Cooper's Hawk 5 374 478
Northern Goshawk 0 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 64 83
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 59 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 40 575 686
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 16 31
Golden Eagle 1 47 47
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 169 374
Merlin 1 121 180
Peregrine Falcon 1 40 80
Unknown Falcon 0 14 21
Unknown Raptor 0 28 64

Total: 156 6464 14746
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Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Overcast, then rain

Raptor Observations:
BAEA, Ad: 8:20; 8:26; 8:27; 8:31
BAEA, Imm: 9:59
GOEA, Ad: 11:25

Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Central PA Birdline for 10.30.2014
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 16:10 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* October 30, 2014
* PACE1410.30
Bird Highlights
CACKLING GOOSE (Lancaster/Lebanon & Lebanon Cos.)
RED-NECKED GREBE (Centre, Luzerne & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
AMERICAN BITTERN (Dauphin Co.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Bradford & Cumberland Cos.)
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Lebanon Co.)
MARSH WREN (Cumberland Co.)
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Clearfield Co.)
LAPLAND LONGSPURS (Dauphin Co.)
PINE SISKINS (Bedford/Somerset, Carbon, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Mifflin & Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
October 30, 2014
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, October 30, 2014.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 25 near the tower at Culp' Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park (PK).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 7 BLACK VULTURES, 93 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 19 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 102 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 6 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between October 23 and 28 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG). Ten PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 24 (TD).

BRADFORD COUNTY:
Two BALD EAGLES were seen on October 24 soaring over Iron Bridge Road (TG).

Three SANDHILL CRANES were observed on October 25 flying over New Era (TG).

CARBON COUNTY:
One GOLDEN EAGLE, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 20 PINE SISKINS were seen on October 26 at the Blue Mountain Ski Area (JM).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Jo Hays Vista reported counting 238 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 20 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 261 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON on October 23 (CW).

At least 5 different PINE SISKINS were seen on October 24 at Scotia Barrens (CE).

One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on October 26 at the sunken road overlook at Bald Eagle State Park (JV, BC).

There were 42 PINE SISKINS in the Bullit Run area on October 26 (BSn).

CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
One CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on October 25 at Allport (MCh).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 588 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 OSPREY, 39 BALD EAGLES, 20 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1589 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 60 COOPER'S HAWKS, 12 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 73 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 602 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 48 GOLDEN EAGLES, 17 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 12 MERLINS between October 23 and 28 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH, JL). A SANDHILL CRANE also was seen on October 23 (GW, RF). PINE SISKINS have been seen "every day, some flocks are huge" (GW, RF).

One SANDHILL CRANE was photographed on October 25 east of Newville off of Route 641 between Bloserville and Crossroad School Roads (SD, DD).

One MARSH WREN was seen on October 27 at the Mountain Road Marsh in State Game Lands 169 (DH, TN).

Approximately 30 PINE SISKINS were observed on October 28 at Camp Michaux on South Mountain (BF).

A MERLIN was seen on October 28 at Opossum Lake (DKe).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One AMERICAN BITTERN was found on October 23 along the Towpath Trail of Wildwood Park in northern Harrisburg (SL).

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen between October 23 and 24 along the Horseshow Trail on the Milton Hershey property (IG, BH, PF, LB).

One VIRGINIA RAIL was observed on October 25 at the edge of an island in the Susquehanna River from the West Fairview boat ramp (JL).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
A total of 739 PINE SISKINS in a number of different flocks were seen on October 25 in Horse Valley (BO, AM).

FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 28 BLACK VULTURES, 53 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 20 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDRED HAWKS, 35 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between October 23 and 28 (DGe).

HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 6 BLACK VULTURES, 142 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 9 BALD EAGLES, 8 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 180 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 10 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 228 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 19 GOLDEN EAGLE, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 5 MERLINS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 23 and 28 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG, DSt, DWe). Two PINE SISKINS were also seen on October 24 (DWe, NB). Five PINE SISKINS were counted on October 28 (NB).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on October 23 at the Chestnut Grove Nature Area (BSh). This is a restricted access area.

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
One RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen through at least October 27 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (JF, AW, SS, PL, JA-C, EH, ME, CB, ZM, MM, IG, RR). A CACKLING GOOSE was present on October between 23 and 27 (SS, ME, IG). One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed on October 26 (JF).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 36 BLACK VULTURES, 177 TURKEY VULTURES, 4 OSPREY, 10 BALD EAGLES, 10 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 318 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 23 COOPER'S HAWKS, 57 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 110 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 13 GOLDEN EAGLES, 10 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 5 MERLINS between October 23 and 29 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC). PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 26 and 28 (MC).

A YELLOWLEGS sp. was seen on October 24 at Kreider's Pond along Mt. Pleasant Road (TB). One CACKLING GOOSE was present on October 27 (IG).

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was photographed and observed between October 25 and 26 at 10 Fort Zeller Road north of Route 419 Fort Zeller Road south of Newmanstown (MM, TB, KB).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on October 23 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD, JDe).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
A day at the power line cut along North White Deer Ridge (Skyline Drive) on October 4 yielded 4 BLACK VULTURES, 24 TURKEY VULYURES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 56 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 1 GOLDEN EAGLE (DBr).

MIFFLIN COUNTY:
Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 25 TURKEY VULTURES, 2 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 71 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 12 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 128 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 7 GOLDEN EAGLES, 12 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between October 23 and 28 (JK, RSi, DSm, LW, MS). Two PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 23 (JK).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 14 BLACK VULTURES, 177 TURKEY VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 36 BALD EAGLES, 17 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 931 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 70 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 30 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 352 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 39 GOLDEN EAGLES, 20 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 14 MERLINS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 23 and 28 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DBa, RFe PC, SSc, AC, DWo). They also counted 3147 PINE SISKINS on October 23 (LG, DBa, AK). Another 339 PINE SISKINS were seen on October 24 (LG, RK, RFe). More PINE SISKINS (no count provided) were seen on October 25, 175 were counted on October 26 and at least 1 PINE SISKIN was present on October 27 (LG, PC, SSc, DWo, MB, RK, AC).

YORK COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 27 in Hopewell Township Park (DWe).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on October 28 at Young's Woods (HM).

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: Jim Austin-Cole (JA-C), David Barber (DBa), Kathy Becker (KB), Tim Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Craig Boyhont (CB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), David Brown (DBr), Phil Campbell (PC), Adam Carter (AC), Bill Chambers (BC), Marybeth Chaney (MCh), Ed Chubb (EC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), John DeBalko (JD), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Tom Dick (TD), Dee Dombach (DD), Scott Dombach (SD), Carl Engstrom (CE),Mike Epler (ME), Rob Feldman (RFe), Jim Fiorentino (JF), Pamela Fisher (PF), Bill Franz (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Trudy Gerlach (TG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Elaine Hendricks (EH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Craig Houston (CH), Barbara Hunsberger (BH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Rudy Keller (RK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Dave Kerr (DKe), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), Paul Krepto (PK), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Josh Lefever (JL), Patrick Lister (PL), Sandy Lockerman (SL), Andy Markel (AM), Henry McLin (HM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Jon Mularczyk (JM), Michael Murphy (MM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Richard Pohner (RP), Rick Robinson (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Brian Shade (BSh), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Stan Stahl (SS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Donald Weidemann (DWe), Alan Wells (AW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Chuck Widmann (CW), Fred Wilcox (FW) and Doug Wood (DWo). 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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