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25 Oct: @ 22:37:40 
Northern Harrier; Imperial Grasslands; Washington County [Tom Moeller]
25 Oct: @ 22:34:39 
Ducks, etc. @ Moraine State Park (Butler County) [Marge Van Tassel]
25 Oct: @ 22:22:05 
Swainson's Thrush, Osprey, etc. @ Crooked Creek (Armstrong County) [Marge Van Tassel]
25 Oct: @ 20:10:07 
Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Oct 2014) 69 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
25 Oct: @ 20:08:16 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (25 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 18:45:16 
HSR: Allegheny Front (25 Oct 2014) 74 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 18:29:35 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (25 Oct 2014) 987 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 17:54:36 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (25 Oct 2014) 219 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 17:35:14 
FW: eBird Report - Preston Park, Oct 25, 2014 [Glenn Koppel]
25 Oct: @ 17:33:44 
Moraine SP [Glenn Koppel]
25 Oct: @ 17:26:47 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Oct 2014) 313 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 17:02:54 
HSR: Second Mountain (25 Oct 2014) 106 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 15:14:56 
Sandhill Crane, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr]
25 Oct: @ 14:14:24 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (23 Oct 2014) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 13:33:01 
Franklin County Big Numbers of Pine Siskins [Bill Oyler]
25 Oct: @ 13:13:47 
Eurasian Wigeon [Stringer, Randy C.]
25 Oct: @ 11:47:51 
Allegheny Co - Another Bridgeville Raven [Ryan Tomazin]
25 Oct: @ 11:25:30 
Fox Sparrow - Harrison Hills County Park - Allegheny County [TODD HOOE]
25 Oct: @ 10:42:04 
Sandhill Cranse, Bradford Co [Trudy Gerlach]
25 Oct: @ 09:49:18 
Rusty Blackbirds - Beaver Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
25 Oct: @ 09:31:37 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 25, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
25 Oct: @ 08:58:15 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (24 Oct 2014) 59 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
25 Oct: @ 07:48:45 
HSR: Allegheny Front (24 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Oct: @ 22:28:19 
Fayette County--Jacob's Creek Wetlands [Michael Fialkovich]
24 Oct: @ 22:03:23 
An Eagles KIiss [Herb Flavell]
24 Oct: @ 20:36:43 
Stone Mt., Pa. (24 Oct 2014) 146 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
24 Oct: @ 20:35:52 
Marsh Wren and Lincoln's Sparrow - ALT Wingfield Pines, Allegheny County [Jim Hausman]
24 Oct: @ 19:38:23 
FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 24, 2014 [Mark Vass]
24 Oct: @ 19:21:20 
Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Oct 24, 2014 [Karyn Delaney]
24 Oct: @ 18:46:36 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (24 Oct 2014) 218 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Oct: @ 18:43:25 
HSR: Second Mountain (24 Oct 2014) 166 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Oct: @ 18:22:27 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (24 Oct 2014) 579 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Oct: @ 18:06:25 
Ravens, Mountville/Columbia, Lanc. Co. [Seth]
24 Oct: @ 18:02:52 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Oct 2014) 507 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Oct: @ 17:00:07 
Golden Eagle, Lycoming County [David Brown]
24 Oct: @ 16:20:45 
Bald Eagles, Bradford Co. [Trudy Gerlach]
24 Oct: @ 16:11:38 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (24 Oct 2014) 115 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
24 Oct: @ 14:57:29 
Late post: Cackling Goose, Middle Creek, Lancaster County [=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=95=95S=95J=95Stahl=95=95?=]
24 Oct: @ 14:34:38 
Rusty Blackbirds, Wildwood Lake, Dauphin Co. [Larry Usselman]
24 Oct: @ 14:33:06 
Churchville Report (Bucks Co)--Sightings for Oct 18-24 [William Keim]
24 Oct: @ 14:16:04 
Lebanon County, Kreiders Pond [Tim Becker]
24 Oct: @ 14:02:58 
Middle Creek-Thanks Randy [Alan Wells]
24 Oct: @ 09:59:33 
Re: American Robin photo, with a twist [Rob Blye]
24 Oct: @ 09:56:37 
Susquehanna County raptor show [Rob Blye]
24 Oct: @ 09:44:06 
Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 24, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams]
24 Oct: @ 07:36:03 
FOS Fox Sparrow in Columbia County [Gross, Douglas]
24 Oct: @ 06:16:56 
Monarch numbers? [Barbara Malt]
24 Oct: @ 03:21:59 
Eastern PA Birdline: 10/24/2014 [Dave DeReamus]
23 Oct: @ 21:54:54 
American Robin photo, with a twist [Geoff Malosh]
23 Oct: @ 20:05:32 
Re: Ravens in Downingtown? [Kathy Clark]





Subject: Northern Harrier; Imperial Grasslands; Washington County
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 22:37 pm
From: thosjmoel AT gmail.com
 
We saw our FOS Northern Harrier this afternoon at 5:30 PM during a stop at the 'Toy Airport' in the Imperial Grasslands.  It was a 'Gray Ghost,' a male soaring over the fields. 


Tom Moeller
Allegheny County



Subject: Ducks, etc. @ Moraine State Park (Butler County)
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 22:34 pm
From: marvant AT windstream.net
 
Waterfowl Observation Platform early:
54 Ring-necked Ducks were close enough to the platform to take a few fair photos and I counted them 3 times
~8 Wood Ducks far across the water there, maybe more but rather hidden among the large logs they like
8 Mallards
8 Pied-billed Grebes (which turned into about 20 when I checked again later
1 immature Bald Eagle flying over the woods/hill behind the boat ramp parking area and buildings
Upper 528 boat launch area (met 2 nice birders from Butler there also)
4 Pied-billed grebes in the "cove"
30 American Coots
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Ring-billed Gull
Also quite a few boats of fishermen/women and also duck hunters
South Shore
3 Wood Ducks
6 Mallards
2 Black Ducks
2 Pied-billed Grebes
~44 American Coots
15 Ruddy Ducks
5 Ring-billed Gulls
North Shore
Besides many people fishing, quite a few activities were being held near the beach, Watts Bay where it appeared demonstrations re: life vests, etc. and sailboats were being held, very busy place so I didn't see any ducks, just a few gulls, MANY Darkeyed Juncos all along the road driving out past the bay and towards Nealy Point as well as Cedar Waxwings, few Whitethroated Sparrows and many Goldfinches
2 American Kestrels on wires on West Lake Road
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



Subject: Swainson's Thrush, Osprey, etc. @ Crooked Creek (Armstrong County)
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 22:22 pm
From: marvant AT windstream.net
 
Early a.m. I drove to the beach and then to the boat launch area and
only birds at beach or near it were:
110 Canada Geese
4 Killdeer
1 Great Blue Heron (hiding on a log beside the dam wall
boat launch was buzzing with little birds and Cedar Waxwings
1 Swainson's Thrush I heard first, thought it was a fall peeper but brief (didn't continue like they do) and then it hopped from beneath a bush and leaves near a ditch where quite a few sparrows and yellow-rumped warblers, were chattering and flitting about
When I was driving out towards Route 66 heading north a Redshoulder Hawk was on top of a pole near Speedy's Ice Cream shop.
After heading out to Moraine State Park I stopped back at Crooked Creek about 2:30 and at the beach:
1 Osprey was flying over the water down by the beach (took a few photos) while 1 stayed perched in a tree (very gray much like it was, so missed it for a while) most of the time, then
1 immature Bald Eagle flew from one tree on the hillside near the overlook and
1 Red-shoulder Hawk did the same.
In Parks Industrial Park at the pond besides Canada Geese, Mallards, a few Wood Ducks a Pied-billed Grebe has been hanging around for a few days now.
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Oct 2014) 69 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 20:10 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 8 8
TV 9 294 315
OS 0 28 72
BE 1 30 75
NH 1 23 29
SS 28 941 1094
CH 1 99 120
NG 0 3 4
RS 1 22 28
BW 0 3 1093
RT 27 292 316
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 11 11
AK 0 92 123
ML 0 27 34
PG 0 26 28
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 3 5
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 8 14
MK 0 0 1

Total: 69 1912 3373
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Bill and Audrey Chambers, Bill King


Weather:
Wind W/WSW 7-14 mph, sky mostly clear

Raptor Observations:
NH: 1 male
BE: 1352 Imm
GE: 1442 Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
N. Flicker-1, Yellow-rumped Warbler-7
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nbolgiano@pennswoods.net)



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (25 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 20:08 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 44 146 146
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 64 207
Northern Harrier 3 26 40
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 42 135
Sharp-shinned Hawk 40 488 829
Cooper's Hawk 4 65 105
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 30 42
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 83 90
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 67 152
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: 104 1069 3729
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese, Sheryl Johnson

Observers: Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, John D'Amico

Visitors:
Sara Busch, Irene and Olin, Hiroshi, Max

SPCA day at the park, with many, many people and animals around as well.


Weather:
West winds, 1-6mph, with very little cloud cover. Temperatures ranged 54-67
degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Yellow-rumped Warbler-1
Palm Warbler-1
Rusty Blackbird-1
Pine Siskins-45
Purple Finch-18

Predictions:
Sunny and breezy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with
gusts up to 30 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (25 Oct 2014) 74 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 18:45 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 26 71
TV 24 270 270
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 0 16 31
SS 4 879 1126
CH 0 62 140
NG 0 2 3
RS 1 9 20
BW 0 0 4350
RT 39 268 663
RL 0 0 1
GE 3 10 12
AK 0 23 85
ML 0 14 21
PG 0 23 35
UA 2 4 7
UB 1 3 11
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 15 50

Total: 74 1654 7104
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Dave Darney, Ed Gowarty, Karen Jackson, Merle Jackson

Visitors:
Bob & Cindy Berkebile, Kim Berkibile, Vera Wingward, Jim Rocco, Dave
Darney, Donna & Joe Conway, Donna Steele, Melissa Easter, Colleen & Jim
Brown, Jada, Ivan, and Steve McNeal, Thomas Crabtree, Joann & Doug, Ron &
Mary Maceyko, Laura Jackson, Merle Jackson, Ruth Davis, Chris Wolfe, Mike
Jackson, Bob & Rhonda Wilson, RuthDavis, Monique Ridet


Weather:
Warm with WNW winds averaging 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Skies going
back and forth between mostly sunny and mostly cloudy. Hazy in the valley

Raptor Observations:
We had 3 Golden Eagles in the west. All were adults. We had a few very
large flocks of mixed Grackle, Starling & Red-winged Blackbirds that were
being harassed by Red-Tailed Hawks and an unidentified accipiter ( it
disappeared into the flock and was not seen again).

Non-raptor Observations:
88 Crow, 7 Blue Jay, 2 Goldfinch, 1 White-breasted Nuthatch, 2 Robins, 11
Cedar Waxwing, in excess of 4000 mixed flocks of Grackles, Starlings, and
Red-winged Blackbird, 1 Flicker, 1 Pileated Woodpecker, 1 Downy Woodpecker,
and 1 Raven.

We also had 1 Monarch Butterfly

Predictions:
Warm, with strong NW winds averaging 16 - 20 mph, partly cloudy in the
morning to mostly clear in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz@gmail.com)



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (25 Oct 2014) 987 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 18:29 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 196 1416 1416
OS 0 77 356
BE 12 127 388
NH 2 98 137
SS 496 7703 9201
CH 16 353 482
NG 2 9 9
RS 35 101 111
BW 0 12 6544
RT 212 822 1073
RL 0 0 0
GE 10 42 43
AK 1 152 310
ML 4 79 107
PG 0 41 54
UA 0 16 23
UB 0 7 17
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 1 25 60

Total: 987 11101 20355
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Sabo,
Joe Yoder, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Audubon Naturalists Society (Paul Engman +6),Kirk and Maria Callison, 120


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light to moderate winds, from WNW to WSW.

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad 8:51,11:48,11:52,3:55
BE 4 Yr 2:44
BE WB 11:53,11:55,2:44
BE Juv 11:03,12:10,4:40
BE U 12:15
GE Juv 11:54
GE Sub 11:31,11:52,2:41
GE Ad 2:35
GE U 11:03,12:34,12:54,12:55,2:25

First bird - SS 6:28
Last bird - BE Juv 4:40

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



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (25 Oct 2014) 219 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 17:54 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 7 91 238
Turkey Vulture 32 326 722
Osprey 0 82 363
Bald Eagle 3 78 237
Northern Harrier 3 65 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk 125 2661 3340
Cooper's Hawk 3 103 157
Northern Goshawk 0 7 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 19 26
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 31 380 506
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 22 23
American Kestrel 1 78 144
Merlin 0 52 97
Peregrine Falcon 0 42 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 80 194

Total: 219 4095 10254
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Jeff Hopkins

Observers: Devin Kline, John Good, Ron Kline, Scott Keys

Visitors:
Steve Sushinski, Andy Brown, Jim Funk, & group from Maryland


Weather:
Sunny and breezy with mostly west winds, 10-30% cloud cover, Cold (48F) in
the AM warming to 57F in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle: 13:42i (2nd yr), 14:03a, 15:39i (1st yr) plus one bird heading
north that was not counted. Golden Eagle: 9:14a, 9:22i, 9:22i, 12:36i



Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-headed Vireo, Hairy Woodpecker, Pine Siskins (at least 30), Blue Jay,
RC Kinglet, GC Kinglet,Flicker, Slate-colored Junco,Ravens (13), Purple
Finch (1M, 1F), Monarchs (2).



Predictions:
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 57F. Winds WNW at 15
to 25 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Preston Park, Oct 25, 2014
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 17:35 pm
From: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
 
Quiet too at Preston Park in Butler today but nice to have Brown Creeper and a Barred Owl.
>
> Preston Park, Butler, US-PA
> Oct 25, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 16 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Wood Duck 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Barred Owl 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
> Downy Woodpecker 4
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Blue Jay 11
> Black-capped Chickadee 16
> Tufted Titmouse 8
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> Brown Creeper 1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 9
> American Robin 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22@hotmail.comButler, PA
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20335451
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



Subject: Moraine SP
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 17:33 pm
From: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
 
Fairly quiet today at Moraine but did manage to find a late Osprey at Porter's Cove.  
The lists follow:
Moraine SP (IBA)--Upper Boat Launch, Butler, US-PA
Oct 25, 2014 9:58 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
11 species


Canada Goose 9
Wood Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
American Coot 34
Ring-billed Gull 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
American Robin 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1


Moraine SP (IBA)--Upper Boat Launch, Butler, US-PA
Oct 25, 2014 9:58 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
11 species


Canada Goose 9
Wood Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
American Coot 34
Ring-billed Gull 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
American Robin 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1


Moraine SP (IBA)--Porter's Cove, Butler, US-PA
Oct 25, 2014 11:58 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Stationary
6 species


Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Osprey 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Blue Jay 3
Song Sparrow 1
Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22@hotmail.comButler, PA



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (25 Oct 2014) 313 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 17:26 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 14 40 103
Turkey Vulture 92 681 738
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 137 462
Bald Eagle 1 90 255
Northern Harrier 0 76 111
Sharp-shinned Hawk 147 3319 4007
Cooper's Hawk 4 349 453
Northern Goshawk 1 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 59 78
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 43 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 35 396 507
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 13 28
Golden Eagle 3 18 18
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 161 366
Merlin 2 115 174
Peregrine Falcon 0 38 78
Unknown Falcon 0 14 21
Unknown Raptor 1 27 63

Total: 313 5592 13874
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Phil Campbell, Sue Schmoyer

Weather:
Clear, light west winds, hazy skies

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle: Imm 11:42
Golden Eagles: Juvenile--713, Adult 714,Adult 1039

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



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (25 Oct 2014) 106 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 17:02 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 146 164
Turkey Vulture 25 418 526
Osprey 1 36 112
Bald Eagle 0 51 98
Northern Harrier 0 57 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 39 2155 2451
Cooper's Hawk 4 184 240
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 13 33 42
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 14 174 240
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 16 18
American Kestrel 0 58 107
Merlin 1 34 44
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 5 15
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 106 3405 7137
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Schwenk

Observers: Gary Koppenhaver, Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius, Tom Power

Visitors:
Dick Shott +6


Weather:
light WNW wind becoming west mid PM. Mostly sunny with 10% cover of high
thin sirrus clouds. Temps 46-65

Raptor Observations:
First bird @7:46, a chirping osprey checking out the owl decoy, last bird a
merlin @ 3:32

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Ravens

Predictions:
Strong northwest winds, sunny, temps in the hi 50's
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Sandhill Crane, Cumberland County
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 15:14 pm
From: dsktc AT comcast.net
 
A Sandhill Crane was spotted this morning east of

Newville off of Route 641, between Bloserville and Crossroad School Roads.



It was seen by Scott and Dee Dombach who photographed it with their

cell phone. When they returned to the farm, they did not find it again, nor
did

I when I stopped along 641 shortly after noon.





Dave Kerr

Carlisle







Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (23 Oct 2014) 1 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 14:14 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 82 82
Turkey Vulture 0 422 422
Osprey 0 34 85
Bald Eagle 0 26 59
Northern Harrier 0 37 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 699 844
Cooper's Hawk 0 74 90
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2074
Red-tailed Hawk 0 89 95
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 12 13
American Kestrel 0 35 53
Merlin 0 22 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 25
Unknown Accipiter 0 17 17
Unknown Buteo 0 4 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Eagle 0 4 6
Unknown Raptor 0 16 32

Total: 1 1607 4004
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:15:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Joan Carpenter

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Franklin County Big Numbers of Pine Siskins
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 13:33 pm
From: oylerbill AT gmail.com
 
Andy Markel and I birded a few areas of northern Franklin Co this morning
and had an amazing number of Pine Siskins in Horse Valley. There was a
large number of siskins flying around, and Andy began a count as flock
after flock of 20 - 40 siskins at a time flew over heading southwest from
9:00 and 10:30 am when the flow seemed to end. Andy's final count ended up
at 739! We also had about 150 Cedar Waxwings on the move southwest and 20
Purple Finches, both flyovers and feeding.

Bill Oyler
Chambersburg



Subject: Eurasian Wigeon
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 13:13 pm
From: RCStringer AT gcc.edu
 
Dear Pa Birders,

There is a male Eurasian Wigeon at the Fish Hatchery just south of Linesville near Lake Pymatuning.

Randy C Stringer

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Allegheny Co - Another Bridgeville Raven
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 11:47 am
From: wvwarblers AT hotmail.com
 
Oh, happy days! While on a walk to the library a few minutes ago, I heard a quick "crock-crock", low in tone. Sounded just like a raven, and I wheeled around to see a black corvid far in the distance. I was sure it must have been a raven, and that was verified when I came out of the library to see a black corvid flying high to gain altitude, and then start soaring high over the Bower Hill side of Bridgeville with the signature silhouette.

This rocks! Hope I/we can get them on the South Hills Christmas Count!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



Subject: Fox Sparrow - Harrison Hills County Park - Allegheny County
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 11:25 am
From: hooe AT verizon.net
 
This morning,  Oliver Lindhiem and I birded Harrison Hills County Park. I briefly observed a Fox Sparrow on the orange trail near the meadow that is adjacent to the pond. I was able to get on one not-so-great photo of the bird (see ebird checklist below).

Other highlights included a FOS Brown Creeper and 7 Dark-eyed Junco.

For the complete list of birds, go to:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20331226


Good birding,

Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, PA



Subject: Sandhill Cranse, Bradford Co
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 10:42 am
From: tgswoods AT epix.net
 
Saw three Sandhill Cranes slowly flying over my house (new New Era) about 11am, making little tentative low sounds, seemed like they were checking me out.
Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods@epix.net



Subject: Rusty Blackbirds - Beaver Co.
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 9:49 am
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning at Independence Marsh I observed five Rusty Blackbirds foraging in the stream between the two ponds

also of note here were twenty-five Green-winged Teal

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 25, 2014
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 9:31 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 25, 2014
Time: 0735-0935
Weather: Mostly cloudy becoming variably cloudy, SW windto 5 mph, temp. 53 F, waves about one foot.
Comments: Very little movment with birds flying in both directions. Unusual was seeing three Mute Swans that appeared to be crossing the lake from Canada. Randy Stringer assisted with the count.

Waterbirds counted:

MUTE SWAN 3
American Wigeon 2
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 7
Northern Shoveler 1
Northern Pintail 1
Lesser Scaup 32
White-winged Scoter 1
Bufflehead 5
Red-breasted Merganser 32
Red-throated Loon 2
Common Loon 15
unidentified loon 1
Horned Grebe 29


Other birds moving over the lake:

unidentified kinglet 1
unidentified Passerine 12 (may have been Lapland Longspurs)


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




Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (24 Oct 2014) 59 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 8:58 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 82 82
Turkey Vulture 47 469 469
Osprey 0 34 85
Bald Eagle 0 26 59
Northern Harrier 0 37 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 701 846
Cooper's Hawk 1 75 91
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 12 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2074
Red-tailed Hawk 8 97 103
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 11 12
American Kestrel 0 35 53
Merlin 0 22 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 25
Unknown Accipiter 0 17 17
Unknown Buteo 0 4 6
Unknown Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Eagle 0 4 6
Unknown Raptor 0 16 32

Total: 59 1665 4062
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Dale L. Gearhart

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (24 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 25 2014 7:48 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 26 71
TV 17 246 246
OS 0 9 91
BE 0 20 114
NH 3 16 31
SS 6 875 1122
CH 0 62 140
NG 1 2 3
RS 0 8 19
BW 0 0 4350
RT 12 229 624
RL 0 0 1
GE 2 7 9
AK 0 23 85
ML 0 14 21
PG 0 23 35
UA 0 2 5
UB 0 2 10
UF 0 1 2
UE 0 0 1
UR 0 15 50

Total: 41 1580 7030
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Tom Dick

Observers: Neil Woffinden

Visitors:
Neil Woffenden


Weather:
Strong northwest winds

Raptor Observations:
Ad.GE (1:30), Ad.GE (1:35)

Non-raptor Observations:
10 Siskins, 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers,22 Juncos, 7 American Goldfinches,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Predictions:
Northwest winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()



Subject: Fayette County--Jacob's Creek Wetlands
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 22:28 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi,

A late afternoon walk around the wetlands was surprisingly quiet. I did find one White-crowned Sparrow, several Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Green Heron flushed from one of the ponds. After I heard a loud gunshot from what I presume was someone hunting, I quickly got back to the road where I saw a male Ring-necked Pheasant dash into the brush.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County

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Subject: An Eagles KIiss
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 22:03 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
I hope you birders wont get mad at me for posting this. It may make your eyes water like it did mine. I know that a few of you help to rehab birds. So this is in your honor. It shows how birds do appreciate what you do for them even though they cant tell you in words. There are 2 pictures that wont show. If you would like them email me for the complete email.
Herb Flavell. Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County.

An Eagle Kiss

This is the kind of story you need when it
seems like the world is spiraling out of control.

Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them!
Freedom and Jeff


Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came in as a
baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the
way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby.


When Freedom came in, she could not stand. She was
emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet's office. From then on, I was always around her.
We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in.


I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks. This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab and it looked like death was winning.

She was going to be put down that Friday and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized but I went anyway and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then.


That was a very good day. We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we
started doing education programe’s for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole bit. I missed a lot of work.

When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000. The day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant.
Anyway, they did the tests and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.
So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up and we went
out front to the top of the hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long.

That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird. On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her.

His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that.

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.

Hope you enjoyed this!



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (24 Oct 2014) 146 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 20:36 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 8 8
TV 13 285 306
OS 0 28 72
BE 1 29 74
NH 3 22 28
SS 58 913 1066
CH 1 98 119
NG 1 3 4
RS 3 21 27
BW 0 3 1093
RT 60 265 289
RL 0 0 0
GE 5 10 10
AK 0 92 123
ML 1 27 34
PG 0 26 28
UA 0 2 3
UB 0 3 5
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 8 14
MK 0 0 1

Total: 146 1843 3304
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Doug Wentzel, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Doug Wentzel, Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Emily Waterman, Bill Chambers


Weather:
Wind WNW 10-14 mph, sky mostly clear

Raptor Observations:
NH: Imm-2, Female-1
BE: 1205 Imm
GE: 1010 Ad, 1042 Ad, 1341 Juv, 1342 Juv, 1350 Imm

Non-raptor Observations:
Rusty Blackbird-9, Pine Siskin-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nbolgiano@pennswoods.net)



Subject: Marsh Wren and Lincoln's Sparrow - ALT Wingfield Pines, Allegheny County
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 20:35 pm
From: englishhaus AT gmail.com
 
Hello All,

This afternoon, I had an opportunity to stop by Wingfield Pines in Upper
St. Clair, Allegheny Co. and find some nice birds though diversity was low
overall. A marsh wren appears to be continuing in the boardwalk area. This
is only the third marsh wren I've had in Allegheny Co. (Harrison Hills and
Peters Creek are the other two places I've seen the species). It was
associating with a small group of swamp (one of my favorite sparrows) and
song sparrows. This bird and the sparrows responded readily to my pishing
calls whereupon the wren began a low rattle reminiscent of house wren.

Other birds of note included a lincoln's sparrow, a continuing pair of
green-winged teals, a handful of very confiding yellow-rumped warblers, and
five red-tailed hawks (not sure if family group or migrating individuals)
playfully soaring and engaging one another in stoops, pull-ups and banking
displays. It was quite a joy to watch them as they frolicked through the
air.

My checklist is below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20324749

Good Birding,
--
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.



Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 24, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 19:38 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
----Forwarded message----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
To: mvas1200@yahoo.com
Sent: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:42 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 24, 2014

Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, US-PA
Oct 24, 2014 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species

Canada Goose 19
Wood Duck 15
Gadwall 20
Mallard 30
Northern Shoveler 4
Ring-necked Duck 20
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Merganser 5 Flyover
Ruddy Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 22
Great Blue Heron 1
American Coot 27
Belted Kingfisher 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20326116

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



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Oct 24, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 19:21 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Had time for a short walk late morning.  A female Common Yellowthroat was a
surprise on the Summit Trail. Also saw my FOS Brown Creeper, along with 2
Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Karyn Delaney


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:
Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:17 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Oct 24, 2014


Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, US-PA
Oct 24, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
14 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 2
Common Yellowthroat (Eastern) 1 Female. Seen twice.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 3
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20326912

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



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (24 Oct 2014) 218 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 18:46 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 84 231
Turkey Vulture 7 294 690
Osprey 0 82 363
Bald Eagle 15 75 234
Northern Harrier 0 62 83
Sharp-shinned Hawk 81 2536 3215
Cooper's Hawk 4 100 154
Northern Goshawk 2 7 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 12 19
Broad-winged Hawk 0 9 4051
Red-tailed Hawk 86 349 475
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 8 18 19
American Kestrel 1 77 143
Merlin 4 52 97
Peregrine Falcon 0 42 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 77 191

Total: 218 3876 10035
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Ed Wanamaker, John Wasilowsky, Richard, Rick Morrissey

Visitors:
Additional Observers:Fritz Brock, Ron Hillegass
Others:Tom Blankenship, Lance Leonhardt


Weather:
Visibility-unlimited, Temp 49-58F, Wind 3-17 mph NW, Cloud Cover 20-50%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:
0740i,0819i,1026i,1035i,1050i,1156a,1204i,1207i,1207i,1226a,1313a,1405i,1432i,1645u,1654u
Golden Eagles:
0739u,0839u,1032i,1044u,1444i,1502i,1502i,1646u
Northern Goshawks:1232u,1613i
Most birds were flying high. Red-tailed Hawks picked up late in the
afternoon with individuals coming in one after the other. An additional
Peregrine Falcon was spotted but headed east so it was not included in the
count.This bird flew up high above the hump and dove into the trees beyond
the notch, likely hunting.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(8), Double-crested Cormorant(56), Pine Siskin, Blue Jay, American
Crow, Asian Lady Beetle

Predictions:
Increasing clouds, with a high near 67. Light west wind increasing to 6 to
11 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (24 Oct 2014) 166 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 18:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 20 138 156
Turkey Vulture 70 393 501
Osprey 1 35 111
Bald Eagle 3 51 98
Northern Harrier 4 57 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 2116 2412
Cooper's Hawk 6 180 236
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 20 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 2963
Red-tailed Hawk 8 160 226
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 16 18
American Kestrel 5 58 107
Merlin 2 33 43
Peregrine Falcon 0 24 32
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 14
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 166 3299 7031
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Gayle McKinne, Jay George, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne,
Tom Power

Visitors:
Don Simmons, Terry Firestone and Gary Firestone
Chris Taylor plus two.
there was also 6 unknown visitors
Tom Powers and Sam from the NHCU.


Weather:
WNW winds in 0 to 13mph gusts. Day started very clear, sunny and 2% clcv.
temperature ranged from 14.3c to 17.1c
humidity range 41 to 58%
barometric pressure at 28.35 inches to 28.20

Raptor Observations:
IM BE@1255/1329/1345
AD GE@1421 and 1455

Non-raptor Observations:
the past large amount of song birds was greatly reduced today.
WAX WINGS, TREE SWALLOWS, CROWS, BLUE JAYS AND APPRX., 21 RAVENS.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (24 Oct 2014) 579 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 18:22 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 18 18
TV 29 1220 1220
OS 0 77 356
BE 8 115 376
NH 3 96 135
SS 402 7207 8705
CH 20 337 466
NG 2 7 7
RS 9 66 76
BW 0 12 6544
RT 86 610 861
RL 0 0 0
GE 9 32 33
AK 6 151 309
ML 1 75 103
PG 0 41 54
UA 2 16 23
UB 0 7 17
UF 0 1 4
UE 0 2 2
UR 2 24 59

Total: 579 10114 19368
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers: Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Deb Gingrich, Don Orris,
Gene Wagner, Mark Scarff, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Hugh Hoffman; Vern Gauthier - 14


Weather:
Clear and sunny morning with sustained and strong northwest wind. Some
clouds in the PM

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 8:31, 11:53, 3:36
BE Wb 7:48, 8:25, 8:48, 3:24
BE 4YR 3:24
GE Juv 9:23, 2:39, 2:54, 3:55
GE Sub 2:06, 3:07,
GE Ad 1:53, 2:54, 4:47

First bird - TV 6:42
Last bird - SS 4:56



Non-raptor Observations:
CAGO -25
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: Ravens, Mountville/Columbia, Lanc. Co.
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 18:06 pm
From: 0000002968f82554-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I must have been in the right place at the right time, because today around 3pm I observed a pair of ravens flying fairly low headed west along the railroad tracks behind Froelich Park in Mountville. One almost landed on the large tower near Prospect Rd, but they kept on going, possibly going to the river? They circled above me and called couple times. I was able to get good views of their large bills and wedge-shaped tails. An unusual, but welcome sight.




-Seth McComsey




Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Oct 2014) 507 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 18:02 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 26 89
Turkey Vulture 11 589 646
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 136 461
Bald Eagle 12 89 254
Northern Harrier 7 76 111
Sharp-shinned Hawk 281 3172 3860
Cooper's Hawk 28 345 449
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 2 59 78
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 35 42
Broad-winged Hawk 0 15 6359
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 141 361 472
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 12 27
Golden Eagle 6 15 15
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 158 363
Merlin 2 113 172
Peregrine Falcon 0 38 78
Unknown Falcon 1 14 21
Unknown Raptor 0 26 62

Total: 507 5279 13561
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Laurie Goodrich, Rob Feldman, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Overcast to mostly sunny skies, NW winds 10-20

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: 3-Yr-747. JV 756, Imm 810, 2nd yr 855, 2nd yr 1105,3rd yr
1115, 2ndyr 1125, 4th yr 1226. IM 1245, Adult 1255, IM 1514, 1517

Golden Eagles: Imm 922, Subadult 1247, Imm 1527, Subad 1545, Imm 1546,
Subad 1650

Non-raptor Observations:
339 pine siskin, 1274 Am robin, 5 raven, 39 Am crow, 72 Purple finch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Golden Eagle, Lycoming County
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 17:00 pm
From: davidebrownpa AT gmail.com
 
My parents, my brother, and I met Gary Metzger (president of Lycoming
Audubon) this afternoon at North White Deer Ridge (Skyline Drive) in
Lycoming County. Our county doesn't have any official hawk watches but this
is a well known power line cut that has decent numbers of fall raptors,
though it is probably better in the spring for Golden Eagles. I've been up
there a handful of times this fall as conditions have been good. Winds were
moderate from the NW. Sky was mostly clear, which made spotting the birds a
bit tricky, but lots of raptors were on the move. Much warmer than some
other times we have been there recently.

First exciting birds were a number of *Black Vultures* that gave distant
views at first, and then eventually a few wandered over. We had a total of
4. This is only the third time I have seen Black Vultures in the county
this year. They aren't unexpected in the area, but are still unusual enough
to appreciate each sighting.
https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcd...

Next, we had 2 adult *Red-shouldered Hawks *come over separately. We had
previously only seen 1 (an immature) at this site this fall:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10442354_520912274710741_7995864377750138211_n.jpg?ohee24c0f46278a0a63ae7931209693b&oeTE3278F&__gda__24880723_8269bf595ac52bb7ccf6a42775901fe1

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1900051_520912311377404_8114728500408652829_n.jpg?oh*d38d6e63e97ac4b4eb356c123162f4&oeTAC3641&__gda__24481599_a5bca19254a4bc0bca4d6137f6a0e3db

Next was a *Northern Harrier*, our second of the fall from the site:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10689886_520912351377400_2135847563464205802_n.jpg?oh5c5f530b65c82d0fc1e9db44fd7d51&oeTB1DEA6&__gda__24063866_1a03059373366d4a88373f3b648f96c2

Gary had to leave so we kept joking about how a Golden Eagle would go over
5 minutes after he left. It was more like 30 minutes, but sure enough we
spotted a distant eagle circling with some Red-tailed Hawks, and it
eventually began to glide towards us and then right over us. I was watching
through my camera frantically taking shots, and my brother was watching
through his binoculars so he was the first to yell "GOLDEN! GOLDEN! IT'S A
GOLDEN EAGLE!" It was a life bird for him, and what a great look at one.

Distant first glimpse:
https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/v/t1.0-9/10525689_520912421377393_4117992984434305764_n.jpg?ohl13883e1520e1eb71a78f3a87ef902d&oeTEC4DF0

Slightly Closer (this is about as good of a look as I had previously gotten
of any Golden Eagle):
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/150124_520912468044055_4714631404008515816_n.jpg?ohdb6fbe9d931d371e329ef8d4eef40d&oeTF6BEEE&__gda__24435987_5bfec0e08f0f00a4711c380062c5ab65

And the money shot of a beautiful immature *Golden Eagle* right over us:
https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1653652_520912474710721_2988933980149997645_n.jpg?ohsa1c497a88aff7c05879f3386bb44a8&oeTB87F2E

The Golden Eagle was a new county bird for me and is species #190 for me
for Lycoming County this year. Now if only I can get a Goshawk to fly over
I can stop having to go on top of mountains!

Here are our totals:
12:30-3:30pm
5 Observers

4 Black Vultures
24 Turkey Vultures
1 GOLDEN EAGLE
1 Northern Harrier
4 Sharp-shinned Hawks
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-shouldered Hawks
56 Red-tailed Hawks
3 Canada Goose
1 Common Raven

David



Subject: Bald Eagles, Bradford Co.
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 16:20 pm
From: tgswoods AT epix.net
 
At about 4 pm I saw two adult Bald Eagles circling high in the sky over Iron Bridge Rd, the gleaming sunlight picking up the brilliant whites of their tails and heads as they slowly moved south. 
Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods@epix.net



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (24 Oct 2014) 115 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 16:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 38 102 102
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 63 206
Northern Harrier 3 23 37
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 41 134
Sharp-shinned Hawk 43 448 789
Cooper's Hawk 3 61 101
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 26 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 18 1908
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 15 76 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 67 152
Merlin 1 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: 115 965 3625
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Observers: Chuck Root

Visitors:
Hiroshi Iizuka


Weather:
N winds for much of the day, 10-15mph. Temperatures 57-64 degrees
Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies-2

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: Late post: Cackling Goose, Middle Creek, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 14:57 pm
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
At stop#1, just opposite the pond with the Red-necked Grebe, on October 23, a Cackling Goose swam with the larger Canada Geese.
I want to thank Randy Miller also for finding so many good birds in this area, and showing me the Reistville Ponds.
Sincerely
Stan Stahl



Subject: Rusty Blackbirds, Wildwood Lake, Dauphin Co.
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 14:34 pm
From: elgrans AT gmail.com
 
I went over to Wildwood Lake this morning to see if the American Bittern
reported yesterday was still around. I struck out on the Bittern, but did
spot at least 12-14 Rusty Blackbirds along the Canal Trail.

--
Larry Usselman
Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania
My Photos: http://snargle.zenfolio.com/



Subject: Churchville Report (Bucks Co)--Sightings for Oct 18-24
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 14:33 pm
From: keimwj AT hotmail.com
 
Birds reported from Churchville Nature Center in Bucks County for the week of Oct 18-24 included these highlights:

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Eastern Phoebe
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Pine Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

All are welcome to participate in the Bird Walk! Meet every Saturday in the Nature Center Parking lot on Churchville Lane.
NOTE THE TIME: The Walk on 10/25 will begin at 7:00 AM. Beginning 11/1 through the winter, the Walk will begin at 8:00 AM each Saturday.

Bill Keim
Buckingham, Bucks Co, PA
KeimWJ@hotmail.com
photos: www.flickr.com/forktail



Subject: Lebanon County, Kreiders Pond
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 14:16 pm
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Lebanon county birders might like to know that the corn has finally been cut along Mt Pleasant Rd. You can now view Kreiders Pond without climbing onto a car roof. The shorebirds are winding down. But something interesting could still turn up yet. Today a single Yellowlegs was there along with three Green-winged Teal, and the usual Mallards and Geese. 

Tim Becker
Grantville
Lebanon County

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Middle Creek-Thanks Randy
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 14:02 pm
From: alanwells505 AT gmail.com
 
Thanks to Randy Miller's report I got a chance this week to go to Middle Creek to check out the Ring Necked Grebe. It was along the front side of the lake near the road and I was able to get a few good shots of it. 

I also spotted the Pied billed Grebe, Northern Shovelers, Ring necked Duck and Black Ducks. There was a Great Blue Heron along the right side in the brush.

There was also a Belted Kingfisher flying around. Did not get a good shot of him but did get a good picture of one at Stover's Dam in Lebanon, near the Theater, yesterday.



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

Alan Wells



Subject: American Robin photo, with a twist
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 9:59 am
From: rwblye AT comcast.net
 
Geoff,

Spectacular photos. Thanks for posting them to PA Birds.


----- Original Message -----

From: "Malosh, Geoff"
To: "Pennsylvania, Birds"
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:54:44 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] American Robin photo, with a twist

I posted a few new photos online, one of which shows American Robins.
Exciting, I know, right? The interesting thing is that they are in flight
and silhouetted against the face of the sun during this evening's partial
solar eclipse, which commenced here in Pennsylvania about 45 minutes before
sunset. If you're interested, the photos can be viewed here:

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

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County


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Subject: Susquehanna County raptor show
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 9:56 am
From: rwblye AT comcast.net
 
I spent last week in northern PA for the early muzzleloader season, doing my part to reduce deer numbers and maintain healthy habitats.

My wife and I had a great experience Tuesday morning in western Susquehanna County. We were driving to a high spot to find a cell to make a phone call when appeared a large bird being attacked by a smaller, but still quite large, bird. Binocs and sound revealed the large bird to be an immature bald eagle and the smaller bird to be a common raven. Eagle made its way south and raven picked up a raven buddy to help harass the eagle. The group moved over a hill and out of sight. Nice way to start the morning.

Rob Blye,
East Coventry Township
Chester County, Pennsylvania



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 24, 2014
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 9:44 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 

Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 24, 2014
Time: 0730-1000
Weather: Clear, NNW windto 10 mph, temp. 41 to 45 F, waves about one to two feet.
Comments: There was a western movement of scaup this morning as well as a few Red-breasted Mergansers, otherwise there was little movement. However slow, there were moments of excitement when a female Harlequin Duck flew west past the watch a couple of hundred yards offshore and later a Red-necked Grebe. Also there was an immature Parasitic Jaeger chasing Bonaparte's Gulls for several minutes before heading west. Joao Taveres stopped for a short visit.

Waterbirds counted:

American Wigeon 1
American Black Duck 1
Redhead 5
Lesser Scaup 315
HARLEQUIN DUCK 1 female
Surf Scoter 11
White-winged Scoter 2
Red-breasted Merganser 111
Red-throated Loon 6
Common Loon 4
unidentified loon 1
Horned Grebe 10
RED-NECKED GREBE 1
Double-crested Cormorant 127
PARASITIC JAEGER 1 imm.

Other birds flying across or along the lake:

Bald Eagle 1 imm. (appeared to have flown across the lake)
European Starling 12


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




Subject: FOS Fox Sparrow in Columbia County
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 7:36 am
From: dogross AT pa.gov
 
Hi All,
This morning I found a FOS Fox Sparrow in the brush near my house in Greenwood Township, northern Columbia County.
It popped up from the dogwood bush and goldenrods where it was foraging and "chipping" loudly.
We have lots of migrants here including many White-throated Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, American Robins, Blue Jays, Eastern Towhees, Purple Finches, both kinglets.
In the conifers, Red-breasted Nuthatches have been calling for the last week.
Large flocks of Common Grackles passing over each day, but I'm looking for Rusty Blackbirds.
Good Birding!
Doug

Douglas A. Gross
PA Game Commission Wildlife Biologist
Endangered and Non-game Bird Section Supervisor
106 Winters Road, Orangeville, PA 17859
570-458-4109; dogross@pa.gov
PA eBird: http://ebird.org/content/pa/





Subject: Monarch numbers?
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 6:16 am
From: bcm0 AT lehigh.edu
 
Speaking of monarch food, how have the Monarch counts been at the hawk
watches this year? I have seen very few this season in the Lehigh
Valley and others have said similar things on this list.

Barbara Malt
Allentown

Sent from iPhone; please excuse brevity, typos, and unintended auto-completions.



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 10/24/2014
Date: Fri Oct 24 2014 3:21 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* October 24, 2014
* PAEA1410.24

- Birds mentioned

BRANT
TRUMPETER SWAN
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
PINE SISKIN

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: October 24th at 4:00 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, Northampton County:
BRANT – 12 on 10/19 (fly-by’s).

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 6 on 10/17; 17 on 10/19
Sharp-shinned Hawks – 292 on 10/18; 222 on 10/19
Northern Goshawks – 1 on 10/18; 3 on 10/19; 1 on 10/23
Golden Eagle – 1 on 10/18; 7 on 10/19
Merlins – 6 on 10/18 and 10/19
Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 10/17 and 10/19.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
Dunlin – 1 on 10/17
Semipalmated Sandpipers – 8 on 10/17.
Also Pectoral Sandpiper and Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County:
TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 on 10/19 and 10/20
BRANT – 1 to at least 10/23
Rusty Blackbirds – 20 on 10/23.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE – 2 to at least 10/17.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
Bald Eagles – 8 on 10/17
Sharp-shinned Hawks – 152 on 10/18
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 10/18 and 10/22
Merlins – 6 on 10/17; 8 on 10/18
Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 10/18.

PINE SISKINS were reported from several sites this past week.

- End transcript



Subject: American Robin photo, with a twist
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 21:54 pm
From: pomarine AT earthlink.net
 
I posted a few new photos online, one of which shows American Robins.
Exciting, I know, right? The interesting thing is that they are in flight
and silhouetted against the face of the sun during this evening's partial
solar eclipse, which commenced here in Pennsylvania about 45 minutes before
sunset. If you're interested, the photos can be viewed here:

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

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County


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450 Amherst Avenue | Moon Township, PA 15108-2654 | 412.735.3128
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Subject: Ravens in Downingtown?
Date: Thu Oct 23 2014 20:05 pm
From: 0000001dc30ca77c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I thought they hid and were secretive.  I guess things change to be 
secretive among populations now?

Kathy Clark


-----Original Message-----
From: Jen Harned
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 4:26 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Ravens in Downingtown?

I have been looking around there since I first heard about the nest.
Finally saw one last week landing on the roof of the Old Country
Buffet.

Jen Harned
Uwchlan Township
Chester County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 23, 2014, at 2:53 PM, Sally Ann Sims
wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> What’s the probability that the six very large black birds I saw
flying yesterday early evening near the Downingtown quarry were ravens?
This location is the quarry road near Wegmans (near where I heard from
the PABIRD list that ravens had a nest this past summer). I was not
able to get any kind of scale perspective. But their wing flap motion
appeared to be from of a much larger bird than crows.
>
> -Sally Ann Sims
> Chester County






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