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23 Apr: @ 13:23:32 
Re: Pacific Loon, Carbon County [Bill Etter]
23 Apr: @ 12:38:08 
Osprey, Washington County [g. g]
23 Apr: @ 07:17:26 
Pacific loon, Carbon County [DAVID KOCH]
23 Apr: @ 06:16:54 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Apr: @ 20:02:08 
Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County [Scott Kinzey]
22 Apr: @ 19:48:42 
Whip-poor-will in Bedford Co. [Laura Jackson]
22 Apr: @ 19:12:34 
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (22 Apr 2019) 22 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Apr: @ 15:26:51 
Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 22, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Apr: @ 15:05:16 
Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Apr: @ 12:55:00 
Black-throated blue & green warblers, Fayette County [g. g]
22 Apr: @ 11:59:13 
Black-throated Blue Warbler - FOREST COUNTY [Kimberly Springer]
22 Apr: @ 11:58:13 
Virginia Rail, Glade Run Lake, Butler Co [Dave Brooke]
22 Apr: @ 09:12:16 
American Redstart - FOREST COUNTY [Kimberly Springer]
22 Apr: @ 07:39:49 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Apr: @ 05:29:36 
Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (4/14 - 4/20) [August Mirabella]
21 Apr: @ 21:14:32 
Yellow-throated Warblers, Northampton County [Dave DeReamus]
21 Apr: @ 19:19:02 
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Apr: @ 18:48:41 
Black Vultures - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
21 Apr: @ 18:16:04 
little blue heron- crawford county [Joel Garman]
21 Apr: @ 16:19:20 
Allegheny Front (21 Apr 2019) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Apr: @ 15:44:46 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Apr 2019) 67 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Apr: @ 14:17:19 
Pine Siskin & Purple Finches - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
21 Apr: @ 11:21:08 
FOY Baltimore Oriole, Allegheny County [Amy Henrici]
21 Apr: @ 09:07:30 
Chimney Swifts, Allegheny County [Christina Schmidlapp]
21 Apr: @ 08:23:12 
Rose-breasted grosbeak, others, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH]
21 Apr: @ 08:04:31 
Schuylkill County FOY bird [Lee Wells]
21 Apr: @ 07:27:25 
Allegheny Front (19 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Apr: @ 05:58:48 
Lancaster Henslow's Sparrow [Zachary Millen]
21 Apr: @ 03:04:43 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 21:02:03 
General migration notes from the past few days, Schuykill/Berks/Montgomery/Lehigh Counties [Paul Heveran]
20 Apr: @ 20:26:49 
Surf Scoter/Adams CO [Bob Keener]
20 Apr: @ 19:20:17 
Extralimital Black-headed Grosbeak in NJ [Hopkins, Jeff A.]
20 Apr: @ 17:54:23 
Allegheny Front (20 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 17:05:18 
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2019) 452 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 16:10:28 
Ovenbird, Lehigh Co. [John Good]
20 Apr: @ 15:41:15 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Apr 2019) 51 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 15:22:26 
Frick Park Pittsburgh [Michael Fialkovich]
20 Apr: @ 15:15:09 
New arrivals, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny [Kate StJohn]
20 Apr: @ 13:53:19 
no Little Blue Heron, Crawford Co. [Kendall Zook]
20 Apr: @ 12:54:41 
House Wren -- Cumberland County [reeser]
20 Apr: @ 11:29:57 
Pine Siskins and Am. Goldfinches (Berks) [jtraynor]
20 Apr: @ 11:07:14 
Dauphin Co walk [Sally Zaino]
20 Apr: @ 02:52:09 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Apr: @ 02:19:36 
Eastern PA Birdline: 4/20/2019 [Dave DeReamus]
19 Apr: @ 22:52:26 
Bucks County Birders Meeting April 23 [JFoulke]
19 Apr: @ 20:31:39 
Great Egret, Blue-winged Teal, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards]
19 Apr: @ 20:18:22 
Allegheny County [Ron & Amy Burkert]
19 Apr: @ 20:17:20 
Allegheny Co. eBird -- Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville -- Apr 19, 2019 [Carole Borek]
19 Apr: @ 19:41:34 
Beaver County - First of Year Feeder Birds [Karyn Delaney]
19 Apr: @ 16:46:49 
Wood Thrush , Purple Finch, Louisiana WT- Beaver Cty [Donna Collett]





Subject: Pacific Loon, Carbon County
Date: Tue Apr 23 2019 13:23 pm
From: billetter01 AT gmail.com
 
Still here this afternoon. It™s currently diving actively, just off the
Pine Run boat ramp.

Bill Etter
Moore Twp
Northampton Co



Subject: Osprey, Washington County
Date: Tue Apr 23 2019 12:38 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
The Osprey put on a show for us while we were kayaking this afternoon.  It
had become quite windy by the time the Osprey appeared and we got to see
some cool flying, hovering and diving.
There were also some Northern rough-winged swallows working the lake. It
was too windy to hear any warblers which are there.

Gigi Gerben & Mark Kaspar
Washington County



Subject: Pacific loon, Carbon County
Date: Tue Apr 23 2019 7:17 am
From: 0000012d74227426-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Posting for Billy Weber at 8:10 am Tuesday, the 23rd.There's a pacific loon at the beach at Beltzville State Park in Carbon County.
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County [email protected]



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
Date: Tue Apr 23 2019 6:16 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 53 137
Osprey 2 60 76
Bald Eagle 1 25 57
Northern Harrier 0 15 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 84 113
Cooper's Hawk 1 50 66
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 44 44
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 34 47
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 9 391 616
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig, Sharon Milner

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (5): Sharon Milner, Gabe Camanelli, Jim Balint, Gerry Teig



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Mostly Cloudy (70% Cloud Cover), Ceiling -- 16,500-1,400 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 55 - 66F, Winds North @ 10 - 15 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered Hawk,
4-Red-tailed Hawk, 1-American Kestrel, and numerous Black (16) and Turkey
Vultures (65).



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





Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!



TODAYS BBB:



Sharon and grandson Gabe were out early today. It is so nice to see the
younger people developing an intense interest, as Gabe is doing. It gives
some hope to the future, doesnt it?



No big movement of hawks was noted today, but our summer residents continue
to move in with Chimney Swifts, House Wrens, Common Yellowthroats, Gray
Catbirds, Orchard Orioles, Ovenbirds, Eastern Kingbirds, and many more
species back in appropriate habitat.



Im initiating a new section of the blog for requests and editorial
comment. The first request comes from Mike who requests we cover the
Peregrine and Common Raven spectacle occurring at Cromby Power Plant in
Northern Chester County. More on this, including pictures, will be in the
next large weekly blog coming out on Thursday. Sadly, the blog cannot
honor Jim Bs request that I just shut the Hell up. [lol] Also, we
cant honor Scotts request - whatever it is or is going to be! EVER!!



---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Brown Thrasher, Ovenbird,
Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (6): Cabbage White, Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Spicebush Swallowtail, Spring
Azure. Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I pace
endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with Nature
program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your totals
could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are certainly
welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our Walk with
Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.27; Steps: 10,021; Floors: 4.



----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 52; this season: 100



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks like a good day with a few background clouds,
building during the day and light southwest winds.



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.Rain
or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
[email protected] questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 20:02 pm
From: 0000007977429723-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
There were a lot of birds today on Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County but not quite the variety as on April 8. Common Loon, Red-breasted Merganser and Herring Gull were much fewer but Double-crested Cormorant, Bufflehead and Ruddy Duck were way up. Bald Eagle and Osprey are very watchable here all day long. The loon and cormorant numbers are only what I saw but there are likely more scattered around the lake. List is combined of the four best vantage points on the lake which I believe are Launch 1, Launch 2, Marina/causeway and upper causeway. Highlights only.
Double-crested Cormorant 468Ruddy Duck 504Bufflehead 92Common Merganser 9Red-breasted Merganser 4Horned Grebe 4Pied-billed Grebe 1Gadwall 16Common Loon 18Bonaparte's Gull 11Ring-billed Gull 4Herring Gull 7Osprey and Bald Eagle numerousCliff Swallow 2Yellow Warbler 1House Wren 1Purple Martin 3Spotted Sandpiper 1 yesterday
Scott KinzeyAllegheny County



Subject: Whip-poor-will in Bedford Co.
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 19:48 pm
From: jacksonlaura73 AT gmail.com
 
First Whip-poor-will of 2019 "singing" on Tussey Mtn. tonight around 8:30
pm. A sure sign of spring!

Cornell says, Although Eastern Whip-poor-wills are not technically
songbirds, their whip-poor-will call functions as a song, since males
consistently repeat this call from conspicuous perches during the breeding
season.

Laura Jackson
lower slope of Tussey Mtn.
Bedford Co.



Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (22 Apr 2019) 22 Raptors
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 19:12 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 3 92 97
Bald Eagle 1 31 68
Northern Harrier 0 15 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 143 166
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 13 1611 1611
Red-tailed Hawk 3 205 400
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 14 145
American Kestrel 0 32 59
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 4
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 4
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 9

Total: 22 2197 2789
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Wind from NNW at 15-25 kph for most of the day. Mostly sunny, with high
temp of 26.

Raptor Observations:
9 TV, 1 SS, 2 BE, 2 BW, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 COLO, 1 MODO, 1 NOFL, 1 BHVI, 1 AMCR, 1 CORA, 3 BARS, 2 BCCH, 1 WBNU, 1
OVEN, 2 BAWW, 3 BTNW, 1 EATO, 1 COGR, 3 BHCO, 5 AMGO.

Predictions:
Cloudy with light SW wind, possible thunderstorms by end of day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/s...



Subject: Erie County, Presque Isle Hawk Watch for April 22, 2019
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 15:26 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 4
Turkey Vulture 26 8976 16742
Osprey 0 42 45
Bald Eagle 3 55 69
Northern Harrier 0 71 87
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 600 624
Cooper's Hawk 0 24 43
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 32 165
Broad-winged Hawk 62 2614 2614
Red-tailed Hawk 3 165 317
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 5
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 335 409
Merlin 1 6 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 6 12
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 6
Short-eared Owl 0 0 1

Total: 96 12942 21160
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams

Observers: Jerry McWilliams

Visitors:
Russ States, Deuane Seib, and Bonnie Ginader. Nobody stayed long.


Weather:
Cloudy in the AM becoming cloudless later in the PM. Calm winds until
early afternoon when north winds kicked in and the skies cleared. The
temp. reached the low 60s F.

Raptor Observations:
Not a single raptor the first wo hours, so I went home, then came back
later for a while when the skies began to open up. There was a small push
of BWs and TVs to the south that were at the limit of my binoculars for
about 45 minutes, then no birds when the north wind started. Our local
Merlin made a brief appearance, then a fast moving migrant flying high and
to the south of the watch.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few Bank Swallows passed by.

Predictions:
Strong south winds and warm throughout the day, but a cold front is due to
arrive around mid-day with an increase chance of thunderstorms. It may be
good for a while, at least until the rain comes.
Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Erie County birds of note
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 15:05 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported this past week in Erie County, Pa.American Bittern 1; April 20; near Beach 6Snowy Egret 1; April 20; Marina Lake on Presque Isle S.P.Golden Eagle 1; April 18; Presque Isle Hawk Watch at the TREC parking lotNorthern Goshawk 2; April 18; Presque Isle Hawk Watch at the TREC parking lotFranklin's Gull 1; April 20; Fairview Business ParkEvening Grosbeak 4; continuing through the week (apparently they have been coming to a feeder for the last three or four months); EdinboroJerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Black-throated blue & green warblers, Fayette County
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 12:55 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
FOY Black-throated green and Black-throated blue warblers, and
Black-and-white warbler at Quebec Run yesterday, along with numerous
Blue-gray gnatcatchers.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Black-throated Blue Warbler - FOREST COUNTY
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 11:59 am
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
I had my first of the year Black-throated Blue Warbler on Forest Road 449,
Tionesta, PA.

Happy birding,
Kim Springer
Mercer, PA



Subject: Virginia Rail, Glade Run Lake, Butler Co
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 11:58 am
From: davbrooke AT gmail.com
 
After a slow start this morning I got a lifer in a pair of Virginia Rails
doing a 'grunt duet' and after standing motionless for at least 15 minutes
one walked out in front of me about 10' away. The photos in my report were
shot with my Canon 100-400mm at 248mm. Other highlights were a group of 7
Yellow-rumped warbers moving together with several Ruby-crowned Kingles in
the same patch. FOY 2 Green Herons flying low up the lake, likely spooked
by a fisherman's kayak, and an Osprey fly-by carrying a bull frog in it's
talons.

Glade Run Lake, Butler, Pennsylvania, US
Apr 22, 2019 7:46 AM - 11:16 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.867 mile(s)
32 species

Canada Goose 6 3 nest
Wood Duck 1
Chimney Swift 2
Virginia Rail 2 heard grunt duet
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Osprey 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
American Robin 7
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 8
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 8
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Common Grackle 3
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 13
Northern Cardinal 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

--
Dave Brooke
DDB Photography



Subject: American Redstart - FOREST COUNTY
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 9:12 am
From: springer0707 AT gmail.com
 
I had my first of the year male American Redstart this morning on Dawson
Run Road, West Hickory, PA.

Happy Earth Day,
Kim Springer
Mercer, PA



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 7:39 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 53 137
Osprey 1 58 74
Bald Eagle 2 24 56
Northern Harrier 0 15 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 81 110
Cooper's Hawk 5 49 65
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 3 44 44
Red-tailed Hawk 2 21 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 32 45
Merlin 0 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 17 382 607
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Daniel Noznisky, Hank Davis, Kathleen Pileggi,
Patrick Millar

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (12): Margretta Brokaw , Tom Brokaw, Patrick Millar, Laureen
Eick-Benson, Lana Glass, Mike Gardner, Jean-Marie Gauthier, Colleen
DelMonte, Hank Davis, Kathleen Pileggi, Dan Noznisky.



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Partly Sunny (50% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 29,800-6,300 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 50 - 64F, Winds South @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Bald Eagle,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, 2-American Kestrel, and numerous
Black (32) and Turkey Vultures (56).



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





Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!



TODAYS BBB:



A beautiful sky with portions of white clouds and filled with the chorus of
bird song greeted me at Bucktoe this Easter Sunday morning. The regular
walk was first today with 10 participants [counting Margretta & Tom, who we
met walking their property] enjoying a splendid spring morning [for once].
Highlights on our warbler walk included American Kestrel [a pair sitting
astride each other over what will hopefully be their nest box], Common
Loons streaming overhead, Wood Ducks, Chimney Swift, Great Egret, Bald
Eagle, Broad-winged Hawk, Coopers Hawk, COMMON RAVEN, White-eyed Vireo
[FOY], Warbling Vireo [FOY], Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, White-crowned
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula and
Yellow-rumped Warbler. It was a fantastic warbler walk, except for the
lack of warblers! Still, we had 57 species including many new year firsts
for everyone.



Kathleen was out enjoying the day at Bucktoe Hawk Watch. While here, an
early Chimney Swift streaked through the sky.



Where is it? I dont have one yet this year. Kathleen said, quickly
raising her binoculars in vain. Darn, I missed it. I dont see well. She
lamented.



I quickly reassured her, It was not you, Kathleen. It moved away rather
swiftly.



Sorry, I had to do it. Yep, I had to! Well, the swift did move swiftly
thats how they got their name!! We chuckled. [Yeah, we chuckle..]



---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Wood Duck, Chimney Swift, Common Loon, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron,
Belted Kingfisher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Brown
Thrasher, Gray Catbird, COMMON RAVEN, Pine Siskin, Orchard Oriole,
Ovenbird, Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (5): Cabbage White, Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail, Clouded Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Eastern Comma. Dragonflies
(0): Reptiles & Amphibians (1): American Toad. Mammals (3): Eastern
Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel, White-tailed Deer.



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I pace
endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with Nature
program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your totals
could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are certainly
welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our Walk with
Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 9.64; Steps: 22,626; Floors: 18.



----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 60; this season: 100



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Gray
Catbird.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks okay with plenty of clouds and a north wind. We
are DUE!!



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.Rain
or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
[email protected] questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)-Bucks Co. (4/14 - 4/20)
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 5:29 am
From: 00000010a3d6847b-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
All,The species total was 81 this week.2 Blue-winged Teal - 4/15 photo
3 Gadwall - 4/15 photo2 Lesser Scaup - 4/15 photo2 Bufflehead - 4/15 photo2 Horned Grebe 4/154 Bonaparte's Gull - 4/15Lesser Black-backed Gull - high report 3 4/15Common Loon - high report 2 4/201 Black-crowned Night-Heron -1st report 4/19 photoDouble-crested Cormorant - high report 263 4/15Bald Eagle - high report 4 4/15Spotted Sandpiper - high report 2 4/171 Solitary Sandpiper - 1st report 4/161 Greater Yellowlegs - 4/191 E. Kingbird - 1st report 4/181 Blue-headed Vireo - 1st report 4/171 Common Raven 4/20Purple Martin - 1st report 4/17 photo1 Red-breasted Nuthatch 4/141 House Wren - 1st report 4/161 Common Yellowthroat - 1st report 4/141 Yellow Warbler - 1st report 4/191 Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1st report 4/20Also, Wood Duck, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Osprey, American Kestrel, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, E. Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, E. Towhee, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Thanks to all who shared their sightings.
August Mirabella



Subject: Yellow-throated Warblers, Northampton County
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 21:14 pm
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
Did a quick mid-afternoon walk at the Bethlehem Boat Club.  At least two Yellow-throated Warblers were singing on either side of the Route 33 bridge, a pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were building a nest by the boat club entrance, and a Green Heron was along the canal.

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/ho...
Google Photo Albums: https://get.google.com/albumar...



Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2019) 17 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 19:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 0 89 94
Bald Eagle 0 30 67
Northern Harrier 0 15 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 142 165
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 11 1598 1598
Red-tailed Hawk 2 202 397
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 1 14 145
American Kestrel 0 32 59
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 9

Total: 17 2175 2767
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Gary Palmer

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Wind from NW beginning at 5-10 kph, building to 25-30 kph by end of day.
Mostly cloudy, high temp of 16.5.

Raptor Observations:
GE juv at 1007.

1 BV, 4 TV, 2 BW, 1 RT.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 MALL, 8 COLO, 28 DCCO, 3 MODO, 1 DOWO, 2 NOFL, 1 AMCR, 1 CORA, 1 TRES, 1
BARS, 1 BCCH, 3 TUTI, 1 BAWW, 3 BTNW, 1 EATO, 1 BHCO, 6 AMGO.

Predictions:
Warmer, mostly sunny, with light NW wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gary Palmer ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/s...



Subject: Black Vultures - Beaver Co.
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 18:48 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
There are two Black Vultures in a homeowners yard near Raccoon Creek State
Park in Hanover Twp.

I met the homeowner early this evening who showed me the birds in there
backyard...they said the birds have been there for a week

Black Vultures are uncommon in the western counties of the state and these
were a first for me in Beaver

The homeowner is allowing visitors but would like a phone call first and
they will let you know if the birds are there

Contact me offlist if interested

Mark Vass
[email protected]



Subject: little blue heron- crawford county
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 18:16 pm
From: garmans AT emypeople.net
 
Hello all,

I spotted the little blue heron again this afternoon on
Kreitz Rd.

Nolan Garman

[email protected]



Subject: Allegheny Front (21 Apr 2019) 1 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 16:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 20 189
OS 0 32 37
BE 0 20 32
NH 0 9 15
SS 0 66 88
CH 0 25 49
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 0 339 339
RT 1 118 272
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 19 102
AK 0 6 12
ML 0 1 2
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 9 16
UF 0 2 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 10 26

Total: 1 696 1264
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers:

Visitors:
20 vista viewers


Weather:
Cool, heavy cloud cover.
AM and early afternoon sprinkles/rain shower.
Moderate wind out of the west.
Temp 7 to 10 degrees C.
Visibility 40 km.

Raptor Observations:
1 migrant- red-tailed hawk
local turkey vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
robins,tufted titmouse, black-capped chickadee, chipping sparrow, 2 common
loons, crows.

Predictions:
Warmer, high of 66 degrees F.
Partly Sunny.
Winds out of the NW at 7 mph gusts to 10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Apr 2019) 67 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 15:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 19 22
Turkey Vulture 2 11 45
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 3 22 23
Bald Eagle 2 18 24
Northern Harrier 0 5 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 45 55
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 52 288 288
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 26 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 16 16
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 22
Merlin 0 9 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 1 2 3
Unknown Raptor 1 27 29

Total: 67 537 628
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Sandra Cuadros

Counters: Momodou Lamin

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Pine Siskin & Purple Finches - Beaver Co.
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 14:17 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon there was a Pine Siskin and eighteen Purple Finches at the
Raccoon Creek S.P. park office feeder

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: FOY Baltimore Oriole, Allegheny County
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 11:21 am
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
We saw a Baltimore Oriole along Nine Mile Run Trail, Frick Park, this morning. Also seen were a Prairie Warbler at close range feeding and singing in a low multiflora rose bush and two Yellow-throated warblers. We also heard a couple grunt calls by the Virginia Rail.

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea


Sent from my iPad



Subject: Chimney Swifts, Allegheny County
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 9:07 am
From: 00000088be8d2f27-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Seen Saturday, April 20 at Sewickley Cemetery, FOY

Also N. Mockingbird, Chipping Sparrows, White-breasted Nuthatch, Common Crow, Turkey Vulture, Broad-winged Hawk

Christina Schmidlapp
Oakland



Subject: Rose-breasted grosbeak, others, Koch property, Northampton County
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 8:23 am
From: 0000012d74227426-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
As has been regular at this time for years now, rose-breasted grosbeak males have shown up in the front yard. An adult male ruby-throated hummingbird has been here since the 18th -- same one each day? hard to tell. It was amusing, though, watching it chase a white-throated sparrow. American goldfinches are moving through in good numbers. Yesterday more than 30 were around at the same time. And, like so many others have reported, purple finches are visiting on their way north. And white-crowned's are still around in decent numbers. Normally I'll see them right up until around Mother's Day. 
Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County [email protected]



Subject: Schuylkill County FOY bird
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 8:04 am
From: 0000013cfc732202-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
We had a bright blue Indigo Bunting under our feeders this beautiful Easter morning. Also we have enough Purple Finches to share some. We are using more sunflower seeds in a day now than we used in a week before their arrival.Audrey & Lee WellsPine Grove, PA



Subject: Allegheny Front (19 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 7:27 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 20 189
OS 0 31 36
BE 1 20 32
NH 0 8 14
SS 0 66 88
CH 0 25 49
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 2 339 339
RT 0 116 270
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 19 102
AK 0 6 12
ML 0 1 2
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 9 16
UF 0 2 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 10 26

Total: 3 692 1260
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 1 hours

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Rain with a brief break around noon.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle - Juvenile 11:00 a.m.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Southeast Winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo ([email protected])


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



Subject: Lancaster Henslow's Sparrow
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 5:58 am
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
Currently a Henslow's Sparrow singing on west end of W Lime Rock Rd, north
side of road, near Ephrata in Lancaster.

Zach Millen



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Apr 2019) 14 Raptors
Date: Sun Apr 21 2019 3:04 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 53 137
Osprey 3 57 73
Bald Eagle 0 22 54
Northern Harrier 0 15 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 78 107
Cooper's Hawk 6 44 60
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 41
Red-tailed Hawk 0 19 43
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 32 45
Merlin 1 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 14 365 590
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (1): Just I ventured out today



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain - Partly Sunny (100-50% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 4,900-30,000
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 63 - 69F, Winds SSE @ 10 - 15 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Bald Eagle,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (24) and
Turkey Vultures (69).



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





Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!



TODAYS BBB: [PLEASE NOTE: On April 19, I sent out the new large
weekly blog and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, its the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arent receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youll
have to follow your providers method of whitelisting it, marking it as
not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.




A day full of anticipation. Well, at least for me. I cannot wait for the
weather to break and the hawks to take to the air. Awake before 3am, I
just couldnt stop thinking of it [and more]; I chose to write. Arriving
very early at Bucktoe, I instantly put on the field brew - cerebrally
thanking the Manuels for their gift of the new field brewer. Can there be
a better gift?? I think not. I am only able to think at all because of
the field brew quickly brewing and on the way because of their kind gift.




A singing Ovenbird [my FOY] was heard from along Bucktoe Creek. An Eastern
Kingbird arrived in Ill-temper, instantly chasing a Robin, minding its own
business. Another arriver, a beautiful male Orchard Oriole [FOY] was
singing in the meadow. Isnt spring grand?



The first Turkey Vultures took to the air well before any brightening of
the sky, at 9:40am. However, the hawks did not venture up; delayed so much
that my prediction of a great day seemed an error. The sky was equally
slow to improve with rain continuing, off-and-on, past noon and with a
stiff wind. I had not a single hawk thru that time. At 12:08 a screaming
Red-shouldered Hawk along the Red Clay Creek, became my first. A
Red-tailed Hawk was next, flying over looking like I felt bedraggled,
feathers askew . A few more hawks followed in short order, but no
Broad-winged Hawks. It was a bust, but this leaves more for tomorrow,
right? And I retire as a prognosticator.



After the watch and on the way to Jims home for more computer work, I saw
two Snow Geese in a West Grove field feeding by themselves. Wonder what
their story was?



---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Double-crested Cormorant, Rough-winged Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Brown Thrasher, Ovenbird, Eastern Kingbird, Orchard Oriole, Eastern Phoebe,
and White-crowned Sparrow



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (1): Cabbage White. Dragonflies
(0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0): Mammals (0).



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I pace
endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with Nature
program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your totals
could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are certainly
welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our Walk with
Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.73; Steps: 13,434; Floors: 17.



----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 54; this season: 99



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (2): Ovenbird
and Orchard Oriole.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks much better, with partly sunny skies and light
southerly winds.



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.Rain
or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
[email protected] questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: General migration notes from the past few days, Schuykill/Berks/Montgomery/Lehigh Counties
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 21:02 pm
From: birdmeister.paul AT gmail.com
 
Hello PA Birders,

I have had a busy but enjoyable past few days, with many birding highlights.

I will start with the 17th, where I had a nice morning flight over the
yard. Highlights included 7 Common Loons, a slightly late Horned Lark, a
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, a few Yellow-rumped and/or warbler sp, and a perched
Savannah Sparrow. A single Broad-winged Hawk after 6:00pm was a sign of
things to come.

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


The 18th started slowly, with 2 Common Loons over the yard early on but not
much else. A lunchtime migration watch at DeSales University was better,
with 4 loons, 23 DC Cormorants, a Northern Harrier, 5 Sharp-shinned Hawks,
a Cooper's Hawk, 2 Accipiter sp, 23 Broad-winged Hawks, an American
Kestrel, a few swallows, and a high Eastern Bluebird. More Broadwings began
appearing as I walked to Chemistry class.

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

The real show was "back at the ranch" in the afternoon, where I had other
eyes to help with spotting. 8 Chimney Swifts, 12 cormorants, and some
swallows rounded out the non-raptors, and a Peregrine Falcon was a
non-migrant highlight. Migrating raptors included 5 Ospreys, 1 harrier, 8
Sharp-shins, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 3 Accipiter sp, 89 Broadwings,2 Red-tailed
Hawks, 1 Buteo sp, 7 kestrels, 2 falcon sp, and 7 unidentified raptors.

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Yesterday (the 19th) found me at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for the day. Since
the raptor count has already been reported here through HawkCount.org, I
will focus on non-raptors. Migrants included 22 loons, 30 DC Cormorants, a
few swallows, 9 Yellow-rumped Warblers, and 30+ passerine sp. The highlight
was undoubtedly finches, with 60 American Goldfinches and 110 (!) Purple
Finches passing throughout the day. New arrivals heard around the lookout
and on the trails included 4+ Black-and-white Warblers (1 seen), 2+
Ovenbirds, and a Blue-headed Vireo.

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...


Today was quieter, save for 4 FOY Caspian Terns at Walt Rd, Green Lane
Reservoir.


Enjoy the spring migration!

Good birding,
Paul Heveran



Subject: Surf Scoter/Adams CO
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 20:26 pm
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
A male Surf Scoter is at Long Pine Reservoir this evening at the East side
of the lake. Best seen by hiking Beaver trail around the peninsula.

Bob Keener
Shippensburg



Subject: Extralimital Black-headed Grosbeak in NJ
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 19:20 pm
From: Jeff.Hopkins AT versummaterials.com
 
All,


Since it hasn't been posted here yet, there is a Black-headed Grosbeak coming to a feeder near Morristown, NJ. The address is 17 Forest Dr., Morristown, NJ 07960 (actually Morris Twp.)


More details are available on the NJ listserves.


Good luck if you go for it.


Jeff Hopkins

Whitehall

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Subject: Allegheny Front (20 Apr 2019) 3 Raptors
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 17:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 6 13
TV 0 20 189
OS 1 32 37
BE 0 19 31
NH 1 9 15
SS 0 66 88
CH 0 25 49
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 6 52
BW 0 337 337
RT 1 117 271
RL 0 0 1
GE 0 19 102
AK 0 6 12
ML 0 1 2
PG 0 3 5
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 9 16
UF 0 2 3
UE 0 1 3
UR 0 10 26

Total: 3 692 1260
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers: Adam Katranchta, Bob Stewart

Visitors:
Raiver Burrow, Cudy Martinez, Brian Isett, Melanie Gainey and about 15
other visitors.


Weather:
A strong and consistent southeast wind all day (about 20-mph), making the
warm day feel cool. Partly cloudy yielding nearly full sun.

Raptor Observations:
Many raptors flying south today, including several Red-tailed Hawks, two
Sharp-shinned Hawks, one Osprey, and a Juvenile Golden Eagle. None of these
birds were counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crow, Chickadee, Towhee, Flicker, and Titmouse.

Predictions:
Shattered showers and west winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo ([email protected])


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo....
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/a...



Subject: Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2019) 452 Raptors
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 17:05 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 8 16
Turkey Vulture 0 13 104
Osprey 19 89 94
Bald Eagle 5 30 67
Northern Harrier 0 15 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 32 139 162
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 41
Broad-winged Hawk 372 1587 1587
Red-tailed Hawk 22 200 395
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 2 13 144
American Kestrel 0 32 59
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 3
Unknown Buteo 0 3 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 9

Total: 452 2158 2750
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Visitors:
Debra Grim


Weather:
Wind SE/S 13-18 mph, sky cloudy to start, clearing in p.m., temp 65-73F

Raptor Observations:
GE: 843 Ad, 904 Sub
Most birds were counted during the first few hours, few in the afternoon,
though some were very high, indicating that the push that began on Apr 16
may be over

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron-1, C. Loon-7, C. Raven-16, Tree Swallow-1, Barn Swallow-4,
E. Bluebird-1, Black-throated Green Warbler-1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano ([email protected])
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch information may be found at:
tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/


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Subject: Ovenbird, Lehigh Co.
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 16:10 pm
From: 00000101cb5f2433-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I had a slightly early Ovenbird at Leaser Lake, Lehigh Co. this morning.
Call recording on my eBird Leaser Lake checklist for today.

John Good
Lehigh Co.



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Apr 2019) 51 Raptors
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 15:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 19 22
Turkey Vulture 0 9 43
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 6 18 19
Bald Eagle 4 16 22
Northern Harrier 0 5 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 42 52
Cooper's Hawk 5 18 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 8
Broad-winged Hawk 21 228 228
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 16 16
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 13 21
Merlin 0 9 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 6 25 27

Total: 51 456 547
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.17 hours

Compiler: Colin Sweeney

Counters: Lansothung Lotha, Marc Robinson

Weather:
Rains in the morning. Clear day towards the later part. Winds from south.
12-28 km/h

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Subject: Frick Park Pittsburgh
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 15:22 pm
From: 0000012b4af48ab0-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hi,
After rain all day yesterday we had a beautiful partly cloudy morning here in Pittsburgh. It's now getting dark and I hear thunder.
The two Virginia Rails were heard again this morning by several people.
A few warblers that have been recently reported were still around including Yellow-throated, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white and Yellow-rumped. An Ovenbird was also singing today.
I saw and heard a first year male Purple Finch near the dog run as well as a Blue-headed Vireo.
I heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch in Falls Ravine.
And I was treated a new yard bird when I got home, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Mike FialkovichAllegheny County



Subject: New arrivals, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 15:15 pm
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The past 2 days have had four new arrivals in Schenley Park: Wood thrush, house wrens, spotted sandpiper and yellow-rumped warblers.


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



Subject: no Little Blue Heron, Crawford Co.
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 13:53 pm
From: kendallzook98 AT gmail.com
 
Hi,

We did not find the Little Blue Heron at Kreitz Road this morning. However,
at SGL 277 we found quite a few singing birds - Yellow Warbler, Pine
Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglets.



Kendall Zook



Subject: House Wren -- Cumberland County
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 12:54 pm
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
First house wren appeared yesterday 4/19/19. Today, 4/20/19, he is
singing and exploring the wren house. Lots of yellow goldfinches at the
niger/thistle feeder today. Spotted a turkey walking along the property
line under the Norway spruce trees on 4/12/19, first one actually in the
yard.

Ellen
[email protected]
Cumberland County, PA
near Harrisburg



Subject: Pine Siskins and Am. Goldfinches (Berks)
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 11:29 am
From: 0000010782986cfc-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Last week started with the arrival of 38 Pine Siskins to our two fly-through feeders filled with shelled sunflower seeds. After two days of heavy feeding the Pine Siskins were replaced by 41 American Goldfinches. In the last two days, the finches are still present in large numbers along with at least a dozen Pine Siskins. My estimates are high counts that I'm quite certain are low.



Subject: Dauphin Co walk
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 11:07 am
From: szaino AT ruminations.us
 
We took a walk down the Horse-Shoe Trail at Manada Creek, always a good spring birding place:

FOY Yellow Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (on a nest)
Many other non-warbler regulars there. Still waiting for many migrants.

At home, about 1/4 mile away, we have our first House Wren, and this morning, a flock of over 30 Purple Finches mobbing the feeders. We™ve had about 10 all week, but suddenly we are over-run with many more.

Sally and Rich Zaino
East Hanover Twp



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Apr 2019) 9 Raptors
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 2:52 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 53 137
Osprey 3 54 70
Bald Eagle 1 22 54
Northern Harrier 0 15 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 76 105
Cooper's Hawk 1 38 54
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 41
Red-tailed Hawk 0 19 43
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 30 43
Merlin 0 2 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 9 351 576
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gerry Teig, Tim Zador

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTYS HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (18): Lea Gummey, Tim Zador [plus 14 from TLC], Jim Balint, Gerry
Teig



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Mostly Cloudy - Cloudy w/Rain (90-100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 3,000-1,900
ft., Visibility - 10 miles, Temps 65 - 71F, Winds South @ 15 - 25 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Bald Eagle,
2-Red-shouldered Hawk, 4-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (48) and
Turkey Vultures (71).



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





Non-raptor Observations:
----BUCKTOE BIRD BLOG (BBB) - (Comments on the events & feel of the day
read on, if you dare) We see birds, many of them hawks; encounter other
wildlife; discuss plants; while striving to laugh and have FUN with it all!
Notes on the raptors will be here, other birds and wildlife we notice or
discuss, and humorous (I hope) stories and anecdotes. This isnt brain
surgery. Trust me, I know about that. Ive already been dead once (its
overrated). So, you WILL have to forgive me, but I AM going to have the
ultimate fun with what remains of this life!



TODAYS BBB: [PLEASE NOTE: On April 18, I sent out the new large
weekly blog and hotline in my new format - a newsletter. This is NOT
these reports you get from HawkCount. Rather, its the newsletter from
EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County year bird list, etc.. If
you arent receiving it and are a regular subscriber, look in your spam a
few servers send it there. [go figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog,
featuring the county species list, and it ended up in your spam, youll
have to follow your providers method of whitelisting it, marking it as
not spam or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.




Computer issues had me running late this morning. How can you love and
hate something at the same time? [How can Steve walk and chew gum at the
same time] I give you COMPUTERS!



Tim & Lea were out from TLC with a group installing snags for our birds to
roost and sing proclaiming their delightful territory. The entire group
was thrilled by the close passing of a calling COMMON RAVEN! Tim wanted a
celebratory pretzel, along with partial full credit for the discovery. I
gave in, but youre pushing your luck, my friend!



There was a definite influx of House Wrens and Common Yellowthroats
overnight with numbers of both heard singing in the meadow from the hawk
watch. I had a few hawks, but the weather was poor all day.



After todays watch, I stopped by friend Jims house for still more
computer help/training. We work in his side room with the feeders in full
view. We enjoyed many birds while we worked, including a female Purple
Finch. Thanks for your help, Jim!



Tomorrow looks to be a changeable day, weather-wise. I like those during
hawk migration. After this strong front and stormy night, morning rain
quickly gives way to partly sunny skies with lots of background clouds and
a strong southerly wind. This looks good for a great Broad-winged Hawk
flight. Beyond that, the timing is right. I expect a nice movement just
as the storm breaks which is right around liftoff time at 9 10 am,
anyway. I am EXCITED!



---- Thanks to The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for their
support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not only their incredible
support, but gracious generosity in opening their property to the public
for this watch, and oh, so very much more!



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, COMMON RAVEN,
Rough-winged Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, Brown Thrasher,
Eastern Phoebe, and White-crowned Sparrow.



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (3): Cabbage White, Clouded Sulfur,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Dragonflies (0): Reptiles & Amphibians (0):
Mammals (0).



----EBNTs Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our Fitbits: This
is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I might tend to
bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking unaided, at all!
Therefore, I keep moving (if youve been here, then you know that I pace
endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my Walk with Nature
program. So, below are MY results at the watch for the day. Your totals
could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax. You are certainly
welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to, affording me a panoramic
view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So come join our Walk with
Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my numbers at the site for today
(join me, if you wish): Miles: 4.27; Steps: 10,023; Floors: 12.



----SEASONS BIRD SPECIES LIST we at Bucktoe are not just a Hawk Watch,
but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it here, from time
to time (about once a week), to let you know what else were seeing here at
the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will feature an approximation
(very rough, best guestimate, searching for Hawks must remain our
primary focus) for totals of each species seen for The Watch year.



TOTAL SPECIES Identified from watch site: today: 50; this season: 97



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEARS WATCH SPECIES LIST (0): none.





Predictions:
Tomorrows flight looks EXCITING, with the passage of a front and improving
conditions right around liftoff time at 10am. Extremely hopeful for a
strong flight of Broad-wings!



Come join us, folks! Were here every day thru April 30, 9am thru 3pm.Rain
or shine.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. Please contact us at
[email protected] questions or comments.

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


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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 4/20/2019
Date: Sat Apr 20 2019 2:19 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* April 20, 2019
* PAEA1904.20

- Birds mentioned

MARSH WREN
GLOSSY IBIS
COMMON TERN
GREAT CORMORANT
RED-THROATED LOON

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: April 20th at 3:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to [email protected] with Birdline in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

There will be a beginner™s bird walk at the Monocacy Nature Center on April
20th. Meet at the Illicks Mill Road parking lot at 8:00 AM. Trip leaders
will be Sue Mahan and Stephen Kloiber.

There will also be a field trip to the Bethlehem Boat Club area on April
27th. Meet at the Park & Ride lot at the William Penn Highway exit of Route
33, just south of Route 22 at 7:30 AM. I will be leading this trip.

Yet another field trip will be to the Lehigh Parkway on April 28th. Meet at
the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just west of
Route 309 at 7:30 AM. Trip leader will be Barbara Malt.

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 EAST BANGOR DAM, Northampton County:
MARSH WREN “ 1 on 4/17 and 4/18.

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Red-breasted Nuthatch “ 1 on 4/19 (at a private feeder).

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird “ 1 on 4/18 (fairly early).

Sightings from the GREEN POND area, Northampton County:
GLOSSY IBIS “ 11 on 4/17 (high count).

Sightings from HOUSENICK PARK, Northampton County:
White-eyed Vireo “ 1 on 4/15 (fairly early date).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Red-breasted Mergansers “ 1 on 4/13; 2 on 4/15; 1 on 4/16
COMMON TERN “ 1 on 4/13.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles “ 4 on 4/17
Golden Eagles “ 2 on 4/17
Osprey “ 40 on 4/17
Northern Goshawks “ 3 on 4/17
Broad-winged Hawks “ 374 on 4/17
Peregrine Falcons “ 2 on 4/17.

Sightings from LEHIGH FURNACE GAP, Lehigh County:
GREAT CORMORANT “ 1 on 4/18 (fly-by)
Bald Eagles “ 15 on 4/18
Golden Eagle “ 1 on 4/18
Osprey “ 40 on 4/18
Northern Goshawks “ 2 on 4/18
Broad-winged Hawks “ 1724 on 4/18
American Kestrels “ 58 on 4/18
Merlins “ 10 on 4/18
Peregrine Falcon “ 1 on 4/18.

Sightings from UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
Along Cetronia Road (across from Air Products):
Dunlin “ 1 on 4/13.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Dunlin “ 1 on 4/14.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
At the Tohickon boat launch:
RED-THROATED LOONS “ 10 on 4/15 (fairly high count).

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
Double-crested Cormorants “ 169 on 4/13.
Also Spotted Sandpiper.

Green Heron, Purple Finch, and many others arrived at several sites this
past week.

- End transcript



Subject: Bucks County Birders Meeting April 23
Date: Fri Apr 19 2019 22:52 pm
From: 000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Greetings fellow birders! Bucks County Birders invite you to our next meeting on April 23rd at 7: 30pm at the Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N Chapman Rd, Doylestown, PA. Enter through the deergate on the right side of the building. Meetings are free; all welcome.Directions -www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org40.33067, -75.14968
Due to the sudden loss of the great birder Pete Baczinski, our program for April was changed at short notice. Our thoughts are with his family and closest birding friends at this time. It is a tremendous loss.
Thanks to Harris Brown for providing a topic near and dear to many birders hearts, photography! Even if you are not a photographer, we promise the evening's images will be worth coming to the program.
Bird Photography 101: If you love to photograph birds but find it challenging and frustrating, this workshop is for you. Some of the topics we will cover include how to select the right equipment, the art of concealment, light, composition, backgrounds, ethics, camera settings and knowing your subject. Join Harris Brown, one of our resident birders and photographers, as we explore the world of avian photography, and learn how to improve your bird photography skills.

Harris Brown
[email protected]
http://harrisbrownphotography.... me on Flickr at:https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands" Psalm 19:1



Subject: Great Egret, Blue-winged Teal, Clearfield Co.
Date: Fri Apr 19 2019 20:31 pm
From: 00000132f63ed96f-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning a Great Egret was perched among the Great Blue Herons in the rookery outside of DuBois. This afternoon there were three Blue-winged Teal, several Double-crested Cormorants, and a Common Loon on Bimini Lake during a downpour.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



Subject: Allegheny County
Date: Fri Apr 19 2019 20:18 pm
From: raburkert AT comcast.net
 
First purple finch (female) ever at my feeders this afternoon. 

Heard the Virginia rail reported by Aiden Place at Frick Park multiple times from 8:10 to 12:20 today.

Ron Burkert
Oakmont
Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Allegheny Co. eBird -- Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville -- Apr 19, 2019
Date: Fri Apr 19 2019 20:17 pm
From: 0000009336f2e4ff-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Three Rivers Heritage Trail--Lawrenceville
Apr 19, 2019
10:47 AM
Traveling
0.60 miles
68 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

4 Canada Goose
1 Ruddy Duck -- Lone female FOY
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4 Mourning Dove
1 Killdeer -- Heard
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Carolina Wren
4 American Robin
5 American Goldfinch
5 Song Sparrow
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler -- FOY
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 15


Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Beaver County - First of Year Feeder Birds
Date: Fri Apr 19 2019 19:41 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
This afternoon's rain brought 3 Purple Finches (2 male and 1 female) to the
feeders. Also seen was a FOY Blue-headed Vireo.

Karyn Delaney



Subject: Wood Thrush , Purple Finch, Louisiana WT- Beaver Cty
Date: Fri Apr 19 2019 16:46 pm
From: dcollett57 AT gmail.com
 
Raccoon Creek SP had 6- Purple Finch at park office feeders.
1-FOY - Wood Thrush, love them!
2- Louisiana Waterthrush along creek on Mineral Springs trail.
Donna Collett
Beaver County



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