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04 Jul: @ 18:02:43 
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Blue-headed Vireo, Warblers - Washington & Beaver Co. [TODD HOOE]
04 Jul: @ 17:52:06 
Juvenile Batimore Oriole Levittown, Bucks County PA [Linda Rowan]
04 Jul: @ 14:29:26 
Frick Today, Allegheny County Y-t Vireo [Jack E. Solomon]
03 Jul: @ 16:00:33 
Westmoreland County, Wolf Rocks Trail [Amy Henrici]
03 Jul: @ 15:21:33 
Bonaparte's Gulls & Forster's Tern - Crawford Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
03 Jul: @ 13:58:51 
Lebanon County birds [Windstream Mail]
03 Jul: @ 13:01:15 
Re: Is there a way to delete a message? [Carmen T. Santasania]
03 Jul: @ 11:16:39 
Is there a way to delete a message? [The Stahls]
03 Jul: @ 10:54:35 
Fledgling American Kestrel's vulnerability, Lancaster County [The Stahls]
03 Jul: @ 09:49:14 
Re: PA's Bahama Woodstar - and a plug for Pennsylvania Birds and PSO [Geoff Malosh]
03 Jul: @ 05:58:16 
Re: Lebanon County, Tomstown Rd, Chuck-wills-widow(s?) [David McNaughton]
03 Jul: @ 00:39:33 
Eastern PA Birdline: 7/3/2015 [Dave DeReamus]
02 Jul: @ 22:24:02 
Re: PA's Bahama Woodstar or is that now a Inagua Woodstar? (actually, safe for now) [Scott Weidensaul]
02 Jul: @ 21:25:09 
Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Jul 2, 2015 [Karyn Delaney]
02 Jul: @ 21:08:30 
Lebanon County, Tomstown Rd, Chuck-wills-widow(s?) [Tim Becker]
02 Jul: @ 14:36:18 
PA's Bahama Woodstar or is that now a Inagua Woodstar? (actually, safe for now) [Kerry A Grim]
02 Jul: @ 11:07:55 
Re: osprey recovery plan - public comments requested [David Wilbur]
02 Jul: @ 10:21:00 
osprey recovery plan - public comments requested [Barber, Patricia]
01 Jul: @ 21:50:17 
Re: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County [Ann Pettigrew]
01 Jul: @ 21:04:53 
Re: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson]
01 Jul: @ 18:43:11 
Re: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County [Kerry A Grim]
01 Jul: @ 16:10:28 
Central PA Birdline for 7.2.2015 [Mark Mcconaughy]
01 Jul: @ 13:52:37 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 29 June 2015 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido]
01 Jul: @ 08:22:46 
RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson]
01 Jul: @ 07:45:32 
Pine Siskin, Beaver Co. [Cheryl Abel]
01 Jul: @ 01:01:07 
Bobwhite Quail Restoration Efforts [Ted Nichols II]
30 Jun: @ 22:10:47 
Clarion Co- confirmed breeding pine warblers- Cook Forest [Carole Winslow]
30 Jun: @ 08:59:40 
Singing White-throated Sparrow - Dauphin County [Ian Gardner]
30 Jun: @ 04:06:40 
Re: Bluebirds [Gerald Kruth]
29 Jun: @ 19:14:21 
Photo Study Of Birds At Peace Valley Park (Bucks), 6.29/15 [Howard B. Eskin,]
29 Jun: @ 11:36:18 
Re: Help with Hummingbird ID Bedford Co. [Ron Rovansek]
29 Jun: @ 09:18:21 
Kirby Park, Luz. Co. [Sandra Goodwin]
29 Jun: @ 07:31:39 
Help with Hummingbird ID Bedford Co. [Laura Jackson]
28 Jun: @ 19:01:07 
Erie County bird sightings [Jerry McWilliams]
28 Jun: @ 18:00:53 
Caspian Tern - Crawford Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
28 Jun: @ 14:02:20 
apologies toTed Nichols [The Stahls]
28 Jun: @ 13:51:38 
2 singing Dickcissels, Lancaster County [The Stahls]
28 Jun: @ 13:25:20 
Dickcissels - Chestnut Grove, Lancaster Co. [Ted Nichols II]
28 Jun: @ 03:34:51 
Re: Tree Swallows - Gourd Nesting Box [As yo]
27 Jun: @ 16:41:06 
Peregrine Falcons - Beaver Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
27 Jun: @ 12:19:20 
Tree Swallows - Gourd Nesting Box [ACP]
27 Jun: @ 11:36:05 
Mute Swans - Butler Co. [mvas1200@yahoo.com]
27 Jun: @ 02:24:35 
Eastern PA Birdline: 6/27/2015 [Dave DeReamus]
26 Jun: @ 21:07:39 
Re: Free presentations Monday 6/29 [Kathy Clark]
26 Jun: @ 20:34:20 
White-winged Scoter, Lycoming County [Joseph Yoder]
26 Jun: @ 20:27:42 
Re: Bluebirds [Kathy Clark]
26 Jun: @ 13:08:28 
Osprey Nest Reports Welcome [Gross, Douglas]
26 Jun: @ 12:40:19 
Re: Lancaster County, Rt 462--Columbia/Wrightsville Peregrine Falcon Fledge Watch outcome [R.L. Cleary]
26 Jun: @ 12:01:21 
Re: Peregrine tragedy [=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=95=95S=95J=95Stahl=95=95?=]
26 Jun: @ 11:39:39 
American Kestrel nest, Lancaster County [=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=95=95S=95J=95Stahl=95=95?=]





Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch, Blue-headed Vireo, Warblers - Washington & Beaver Co.
Date: Sat Jul 4 2015 18:02 pm
From: hooe AT verizon.net
 
Today, I birded Hillman State Park in Washington Co. and then the nearby Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver Co. Highlights included my life Red-breasted Nuthatch (at Hillman), Blue-headed Vireo (at both locations), Ovenbird (at Hillman), Northern Parula and a Louisiana Waterthrush (at Raccoon Creek). My complete eBird Checklists are below.

Hillman SP: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24147784
Raccoon Creek SP: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24147787

Happy 4th!
Todd Hooe
Pittsburgh, PA



Subject: Juvenile Batimore Oriole Levittown, Bucks County PA
Date: Sat Jul 4 2015 17:52 pm
From: lrowan1 AT verizon.net
 
I have a sunflower  that just opened.  I expected to see the Goldfinches pick at it.  However, today I noticed a juvenile Baltimore Oriole perched on the head of the flower.  It did not stay long.

Happy 4th of July to all the birders in PA

Linda Rowan



Subject: Frick Today, Allegheny County Y-t Vireo
Date: Sat Jul 4 2015 14:29 pm
From: 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
AtFrick Park, in Pittsburgh, today:

Selected observations


Yellow-throated Vireo We rarely see one atFrick.

It was a singing male; a rare treat there.

Baltimore Oriole female

Norther Flicker (juvenile plumage) first time I ever saw this form.

Hairy Woodpecker


Jack Solomon, ably assisted by Susan Ellen Sterrett Solomon




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Subject: Westmoreland County, Wolf Rocks Trail
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 16:00 pm
From: henriciac AT gmail.com
 
We hiked part of the Wolf Rocks Trail this morning. Warblers were very abundant and some were feeding young. We also had several Veeries feeding and calling in trees adjacent to the trail. The Rhododendron is in full bloom.  Highlights are listed below.

Warblers
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded
Black throated Green
Black-throated Blue
American Redstart
Canada
Chestnut-sided
Ovenbird
Black and White

Hermit Thrush
Veery

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea





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Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls & Forster's Tern - Crawford Co.
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 15:21 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
There were three Bonaparte's Gulls and a Forster's Tern with the flock of Herring and Ring-billed Gulls at Pymatuning State Park's Espyville Marina today.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Lebanon County birds
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 13:58 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Sid Hostetter led 23 people on SGL 145 on Lake Duffy area and Hick's Road
and we had 42 species.

Highlights were - Broad-winged Hawk -1, Black-capped Chickadee 4 all singing
3 part song - no Carolina's singing today.

And Yellow-throated Vireo -1.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Is there a way to delete a message?
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 13:01 pm
From: ctsantasania AT comcast.net
 
Just deleted the message from the archives.
Carmen



Subject: Is there a way to delete a message?
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 11:16 am
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
I don't know whether I should have sent the previous message.
Worried,
Stan Stahl



Subject: Fledgling American Kestrel's vulnerability, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 10:54 am
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
At Chestnut Grove Natural Area, a male kestrel fledgling was on a path of crushed stone.  I heard one of the adults calling loudly and rapidly, and then saw one chasing an accipiter. Then, a Red-winged Blackbird took up the chase.  Then the adult female was seen perched on the pole of the nest box.  Young were heard calling from the nest box. The male on the trail could only manage flights of a few feet, close to the trail.
Lots of cars, over a dozen, were parked on the lot. Families walking with dogs were on the trails. The ones I saw were on leashes. A group of more than a dozen people were being led on a guided walk near where the Dickcissels had been found. I didn't hear any songs.
I expect that many people will use the trails on this holiday weekend.
Truly,
Stan Stahl.



Subject: PA's Bahama Woodstar - and a plug for Pennsylvania Birds and PSO
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 9:49 am
From: pomarine AT earthlink.net
 
Regarding the question of procedure, if the woodstar was not identified to
subspecies in the field, nor identifiable to subspecies from the physical
evidence after the fact, it would still remain on the official Pennsylvania
list as Bahama/Inagua Woodstar, or Calliphlox sp. It would not necessarily
trigger a full re-review by PORC unless the committee deemed it necessary to
reevaluate, or if it was resubmitted as one or the other in light of the
split.

However in this case, as Scott pointed out, the Pennsylvania bird was
definitively identified to subspecies as the nominate form Calliphlox
evelynae evelynae, so it would indeed remain a definite Bahama Woodstar even
if this split is accepted.


I should take this opportunity to point out that Scott himself authored a
wonderful article about Pennsylvania's Woodstar in *Pennsylvania Birds*, the
state's official journal of ornithological record, published quarterly by
the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology (PSO). You can find out more about
Pennsylvania Birds at PSO's website www.pabirds.org and view back issues of
the journal online from this page:
http://www.pabirds.org/PABIRDS... This journal is an
invaluable resource both for birders in Pennsylvania and for professional
ornithologists. A subscription to the journal is just one benefit of joining
PSO, and I would certainly encourage everyone on this list to check it out,
and consider joining PSO to support the journal and PSO.

It's also renewal time for existing PSO members, so if you have not renewed
yet for 2015, please do so at http://www.pabirds.org/Sales/J...
New members can also sign up at the same link!


Good birding,

Geoff Malosh
Editor, Pennsylvania Birds




-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Scott Weidensaul
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 11:24 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] PA's Bahama Woodstar or is that now a Inagua
Woodstar? (actually, safe for now)

Interesting question.fortunately, the subspecies/species are identifiable
in the field, and the Denver, PA, bird that Sandy Lockerman banded would
remain a Bahama woodstar, regardless of what the AOU decides.

Best,

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA




On Jul 2, 2015, at 3:36 PM, Kerry A Grim wrote:

> Since the AOU just came out with the 2015 supplement, the Bahama Woodstar
was split: Bahama Woodstar and Inagua Woodstar.
>
> What happens with Pennsylvania's incredible record of Bahama Woodstar if
it cannot be determined which of these species it is? Or, would it stand as
is? If it is changed or left as is.does the records committee review again?
>
>
>
> But wait..
>
>
>
> The proposal was NOT accepted for now because the committee wants to wait
until the entire hummingbird family undergoes a major overhaul of scientific
and common name, etc, etc.
>
>
> At any rate, here is the 2015 AOU Supplement:
> http://blog.aba.org/2015/07/20...

>
>
> Kerry Grim
> Berks Co.



Subject: Lebanon County, Tomstown Rd, Chuck-wills-widow(s?)
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 5:58 am
From: dkmcnaughton AT gmail.com
 
A couple of weeks ago, the Wildlife staff did some moth collection behind
the field the Chuck-wills uses. Chuck calls could be heard from both the
far east end of and immediately adjacent to Tomstown Road and a position
more central and toward the back of the first field. Due to observer
positions, again, the birds weren't obviously separate males but would
appear to be at least two separate birds. It's funny how their own
territorial spacing makes a true count nearly impossible. This would also
corroborate that some observations have been made close to 5-Points, while
other observers are hearing songs farther west.
Dave McNaughton,
Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center,
Lebanon County

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 10:02 PM, Tim Becker <
0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> Steve Walthius and I had an interesting evening along Tomstown Rd
> listening for the Chuck-wills-widow. A Chuck-wills flew west down the road
> directly over us at about 9:00. Perhaps 5 minutes later a Chuck-wills began
> croaking to the north, and I could see it's broken silhouette at it flew
> towards us and landed. I kept focused on that area, and did not see
> anything depart. About five minutes later a Chuck-wills began calling in
> the distance to the north. It is not impossible that these were all the
> same bird. But circumstantially it would seem to be more than one. Just
> once I would love to hear overlapping calls to be sure that there was more
> than one bird here.
>
>
> Several Whip-poor-wills were also distantly heard.
>
>
> Tim Becker
>
> Grantville
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from Windows Mail



Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 7/3/2015
Date: Fri Jul 3 2015 0:39 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* July 3, 2015
* PAEA1507.03

- Birds mentioned

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: July 3rd at 1:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 6/28.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
Herring Gulls – 2 on 6/28.

Sightings from the WILD CREEK RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 from 6/21 to at least 6/28.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS – 2 present this past week.

- End transcript



Subject: PA's Bahama Woodstar or is that now a Inagua Woodstar? (actually, safe for now)
Date: Thu Jul 2 2015 22:24 pm
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
  Interesting questionfortunately, the subspecies/species are identifiable in the field, and the Denver, PA, bird that Sandy Lockerman banded would remain a Bahama woodstar, regardless of what the AOU decides.

Best,

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA




On Jul 2, 2015, at 3:36 PM, Kerry A Grim wrote:

> Since the AOU just came out with the 2015 supplement, the Bahama Woodstar was split: Bahama Woodstar and Inagua Woodstar.
>
> What happens with Pennsylvanias incredible record of Bahama Woodstar if it cannot be determined which of these species it is? Or, would it stand as is? If it is changed or left as isdoes the records committee review again?
>
>
>
> But wait.
>
>
>
> The proposal was NOT accepted for now because the committee wants to wait until the entire hummingbird family undergoes a major overhaul of scientific and common name, etc, etc
>
>
> At any rate, here is the 2015 AOU Supplement:
> http://blog.aba.org/2015/07/20...
>
>
> Kerry Grim
> Berks Co.



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Jul 2, 2015
Date: Thu Jul 2 2015 21:25 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Shadow Wood Trail, Jul 2, 2015

Wood Thrush were very visible again today. I was watching one on the
middle of the Shadow Wood Trail when I saw something hopping in the grass
edge. It was a fledgling Wood Thrush, which I have never seen before. The
little bird hopped across the trail and managed to fly to a low branch. It
barely had tail feathers. I watched the parent feed it for awhile and
continued my walk. When I retraced my steps about 45 minutes later, the
bird was still on the same branch being fed by the parent. Very content!

Karyn Delaney

Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 2, 2015 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 7
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Wood Thrush 7 Including 1 fledgling
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 8
Eastern Towhee 2 including 1 juvenile
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24129102

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



Subject: Lebanon County, Tomstown Rd, Chuck-wills-widow(s?)
Date: Thu Jul 2 2015 21:08 pm
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Steve Walthius and I had an interesting evening along Tomstown Rd listening for the Chuck-wills-widow. A Chuck-wills flew west down the road directly over us at about 9:00. Perhaps 5 minutes later a Chuck-wills began croaking to the north, and I could see it's broken silhouette at it flew towards us and landed. I kept focused on that area, and did not see anything depart. About five minutes later a Chuck-wills began calling in the distance to the north. It is not impossible that these were all the same bird. But circumstantially it would seem to be more than one. Just once I would love to hear overlapping calls to be sure that there was more than one bird here.


Several Whip-poor-wills were also distantly heard.


Tim Becker

Grantville






Sent from Windows Mail



Subject: PA's Bahama Woodstar or is that now a Inagua Woodstar? (actually, safe for now)
Date: Thu Jul 2 2015 14:36 pm
From: mountainbirder AT gmail.com
 
Since the AOU just came out with the 2015 supplement, the Bahama Woodstar was split: Bahama Woodstar and Inagua Woodstar.

What happens with Pennsylvania’s incredible record of Bahama Woodstar if it cannot be determined which of these species it is? Or, would it stand as is? If it is changed or left as is…does the records committee review again?



But wait….



The proposal was NOT accepted for now because the committee wants to wait until the entire hummingbird family undergoes a major overhaul of scientific and common name, etc, etc…


At any rate, here is the 2015 AOU Supplement:
http://blog.aba.org/2015/07/20...


Kerry Grim
Berks Co.



Subject: osprey recovery plan - public comments requested
Date: Thu Jul 2 2015 11:07 am
From: djwilbur AT sidelineguides.com
 
Thanks, Patricia,

Your initial link requires a bit of manipulation but I was able to get
there. My knee jerk reaction is to be in favor of more Ospreys but the
program description fails to mention a cost. As the current budget
discussion indicates, there are trade-offs to be made in government
programs. So, its tough to have an opinion without some notion of the
details.

Also, I note that Ospreys have never been very common in the state, so I
wonder if the effort might be misplaced and perhaps should be directed at a
bird more traditionally found here. Again, I say this as a huge fan of
Ospreys but I am content to find them in other places, if need be. Of
course, your last remark suggests that it is a done deal anyway, so perhaps
the cost is moot.

Best wishes,

Dave Wilbur
Doylestown
Bucks County

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Barber, Patricia wrote:

> The PA Game Commission wants to hear from you. We're looking for public
> input on the current draft of the Osprey Recovery Plan. Public comments
> will be accepted thru August 29, 2015.
>
> You can find the plan by going to the top of the PGC's Threatened and
> Endangered species page,
> http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?openQ4&objIDb1014&mode=2or
> Birding and Bird Conservation page,
> http://www.portal.state.pa.us/...
> Look under the 'We Want to hear from you' heading.
>
> Your comments are important to making the plan as strong as possible.
>
> Thanks,
> Patti
>
> Patricia Barber
> Endangered Species Biologist
> Pennsylvania Game Commission
>
>



Subject: osprey recovery plan - public comments requested
Date: Thu Jul 2 2015 10:21 am
From: patbarber AT pa.gov
 
The PA Game Commission wants to hear from you.  We're looking for public input on the current draft of the Osprey Recovery Plan.  Public comments will be accepted thru August 29, 2015.

You can find the plan by going to the top of the PGC's Threatened and Endangered species page, http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?openQ4&objIDb1014&mode=2or Birding and Bird Conservation page, http://www.portal.state.pa.us/... Look under the 'We Want to hear from you' heading.

Your comments are important to making the plan as strong as possible.

Thanks,
Patti

Patricia Barber
Endangered Species Biologist
Pennsylvania Game Commission



Subject: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 21:50 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
If it was fluffed out the whole time it makes you wonder if it could be ill. Hopefully not though.

Let us know if you figure it out.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 1, 2015, at 10:04 PM, Rick & Marianne Atkinson wrote:
>
> I forgot to mention that you could see its throat moving all of these times,
> as if it was trying to swallow or something was stuck in it.
>
> I know what preening is. I used to have cockatiels and other house birds
> over the last 48 years and watched them preen, in addition to seeing many
> wild birds preen. It did not preen any of its feathers at all. It just
> scratched at its head once in a while.
>
> This bird was fluffed up every time it came to the feeder and just sat
> there. None of the other hummingbirds have been fluffed up today or any
> other day while at the feeder. I have seen them perched on a nearby fence or
> on top of a light near the feeder to preen.
>
> This strange hummingbird came back multiple times today and looked and acted
> the same every time.
>
> Marianne
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
> [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Kerry A Grim
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:43 PM
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County
>
> It is called preening.



Subject: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 21:04 pm
From: marianne5 AT windstream.net
 
I forgot to mention that you could see its throat moving all of these times,
as if it was trying to swallow or something was stuck in it.

I know what preening is. I used to have cockatiels and other house birds
over the last 48 years and watched them preen, in addition to seeing many
wild birds preen. It did not preen any of its feathers at all. It just
scratched at its head once in a while.

This bird was fluffed up every time it came to the feeder and just sat
there. None of the other hummingbirds have been fluffed up today or any
other day while at the feeder. I have seen them perched on a nearby fence or
on top of a light near the feeder to preen.

This strange hummingbird came back multiple times today and looked and acted
the same every time.

Marianne


-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Kerry A Grim
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:43 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County

It is called preening.



Subject: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 18:43 pm
From: mountainbirder AT gmail.com
 
It is called preening.



Subject: Central PA Birdline for 7.2.2015
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 16:10 pm
From: timetraveler50 AT comcast.net
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* July 2, 2015
* PACE1507.02
Bird Highlights
MARSH WREN (Tioga Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Lancaster Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 2, 2015
To Report: TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy
Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings made the week prior to Thursday, July 2, 2015.

BEDFORD COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was seen on June 26 at the Dunning Creek Wetlands (SD).

CARBON COUNTY:
An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER continues to be seen and heard calling at Wild Creek Reservoir through June 28 (RR).

CLINTON COUNTY:
Five ALDER FLYCATCHERS were found on June 25 at the Tamarack Swamp Important Bird Area (NB).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Up to 2 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through June 27 (VB).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
Three PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen on June 25 at the Route 462 Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge (ML).

Up to 2 DICKCISSELS continue to be observed through June 29 near a power line tower at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (LB, TN, ZM, SS, ME, AWe).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
Two PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen on June 28 at the Kirby Park Natural Area (RW).

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be observed through June 30 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).

Two BLUE GROSBEAKS were found on June 30 at reclaimed mine lands near Glen Lyon (JD).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
One adult drake WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen on June 26 on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River between the Market Street and Maynard Street bridges (JY). It was observed on June 28 at the Williamsport Dam (DB, BB, BBr).

TIOGA COUNTY:
Up to 5 MARSH WRENS continue to be observed at the Marsh Creek area of The Muck through June 28 (AW, LS).

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

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

The following people have contributed to this report: V. Barnes (VB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Bob Brown (BBr), Bobby Brown (BB), Deb Brown (DB), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Sally Dick (SD), Mike Epler (ME), Meredith Lombard (ML), Zachary Millen (ZM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Rich Rehrig (RR), Stan Stahl (SS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Robert Wasilewski (RW), Andrew Weitzel (AWe), Andy Wilson (AW) and Joseph Yoder (JY). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
-End Transcript
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Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 29 June 2015 (two weeks)
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 13:52 pm
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE06.29.15twoweeks

Highlights:
CASPIAN TERN
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Erie County)
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
ALDER FLYCATCHER
PURPLE MARTIN
WESTERN-RACE "AUDUBON'S" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (Crawford County)
WORM-EATING WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Venango County)
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
HENSLOW'S SPARROW
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Mike Fialkovich, Gigi Gerben, Todd Hooe, Glenn Koppel, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Kate St. John, Steve Sanford, John Schreiber, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 15 June 2015 through Monday, 29 June 2015 (two weeks)

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

Transcript-

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 6/21 in Allegheny Land Trust's Barking Slopes, KENTUCKY WARBLER, 3 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (TH).

At Harrison Hills Park on 6/21, 5+ PURPLE MARTINS, 1 WORM-EATING WARBLER, 1 KENTUCKY WARBLER (MF).

On 6/25 at Schenley Park, COMMON RAVEN (KSJ).


BEAVER COUNTY:

In Conway on 6/21, COMMON RAVEN (MVas).

On 6/27 in Rochester, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (MVas).


BUTLER COUNTY:

Along the Mars BBS route on 6/21, sightings included 2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, 3 PURPLE MARTINS, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW, 1 GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 2 BOBOLINKS (GK).

On 6/25 at Jennings Prairie, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 2 ALDER FLYCATCHERS, and others (GK).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

From last week: on 6/11 in the Springboro area, 1 WESTERN-RACE "AUDUBON'S" YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (reported to CN).

On 6/28 at Pymatuning's Espyville Marina, 1 CASPIAN TERN (MVas).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 6/23 at Presque Isle, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (JM).

In Fairview this week, 4 PINE SISKINS (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 6/19 at the Volant Strips, 5 SANDHILL CRANES, 5+ HENSLOW'S SPARROWS, BOBOLINKS (RT).


MERCER COUNTY:

Along Woodland and Meadow Roads on 6/22, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (JS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 6/19 at Oil Creek State Park, sightings included CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER (SS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 6/22 at Mingo Creek Park, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS, 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, 2 BOBOLINKS (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

To send in reports:
AMYTARACIDO@ YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors.



Subject: RT Hummingbird in distress? Clearfield County
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 8:22 am
From: marianne5 AT windstream.net
 
I just saw a female or fledged RT Hummingbird just sitting on the
hummingbird feeder perch. It was all fluffed up and would scratch its head
off and on. Finally, it took a drink of nectar. Then a male came by and it
flew off as if nothing was wrong.

I have never seen a hummingbird look like this. Is it ok or is there
something wrong with it?

Thanks,

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois



Subject: Pine Siskin, Beaver Co.
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 7:45 am
From: 0000008b6c2ed4a5-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning I had one pine siskin at my feeder.  I have not seen any since May.  It would be nice to think they nested nearby but I have no proof. Cheryl AbelBeaver Co.



Subject: Bobwhite Quail Restoration Efforts
Date: Wed Jul 1 2015 1:01 am
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Now that it's out there in print, I thought you guys would enjoy reading
this...

http://blog.pennlive.com/pa-sp...

Take away is per PGC Commissioner Timothy Layton, chairman of the board's
quail restoration committee, there is a "good possibility" Pennsylvania's
restoration efforts for the bobwhite quail will be focused at 17,000-acre
Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County.

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



Subject: Clarion Co- confirmed breeding pine warblers- Cook Forest
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 22:10 pm
From: cjnal AT windstream.net
 
   Last night I traveled up to Cook Forest area with Mark Moore to check on the pine warbler I found during the PAMC 5/9 in the hopes of possibly obtaining a confirmed breeding record for this warbler for the county.  If there is an actual confirmed record I do not know of it, although there are more than several areas that I have found them and certainly believe them to be likely breeders.  I have made multiple attempts to confirm them at Piney Tract without success. 

Last evening we got to our location at the edge of Cook Forest area around 5:15. A Scots pine planting along Breezemont Dr. near the intersection with Rt 36. It was very quiet with not much activity at first. We did use brief call playback and a male pine warbler responded immediately. After watching awhile we heard more activity and in the course of our 45 min or so stay, we were able to find 5 birds, 3 at least were young ones. I was able to watch the male carrying food and also feeding the fledged young. So finally able to confirm my first pine warbler for the county ! We did not hear the red-breasted nuthatch or the yellow-rumped warbler that I heard here last month, but did have hermit thrush singing.

We also visited the main nature center area without much activity noted and then headed home through Gravel Lick along the Clarion River. We stopped and did a stationary count at the bridge there for another 45 min or so and had at least two, and possibly three singing northern parulas, as well as blackburnian, black-throated green, ovenbird and magnolia warblers. The parulas came out to the hemlocks by the bridge and were visible and singing. At one point we were watching one male bird and looking down on him from the bridge when he flew up towards us and came within 2 feet of us, then checked himself and flew up around our heads and then back down to the tree. I assume he was flycatching, as we watched him do this again, but coming so close to us was a great moment, especially for a bird so often seen from the distance in the treetop. The rain had finished at that point and it was calm and actually a beautiful evening along the river, which was exceptionally high for this time of year, flowing strong and muddy.

Next week, after being inspired by Doug's eBird article on the Canada warbler, we will return here with more light and hope to confirm Canada warblers in the area which I have found in the past.

Many already know this, but for newcomers, this last week in June and in early July I have always found during the years as one of the most productive for confirming breeders, so don't let the rainy weather stop you, still lots of activity and great birds to be had. I usually found this a great week for confirming flycatchers particularly as well.

Good summer (even if soggy) birding,

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co




Subject: Singing White-throated Sparrow - Dauphin County
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 8:59 am
From: gardnie07 AT gmail.com
 
Observers:  Ian Gardner
Locations: Hummel Nature Trail, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, US
Date/Time: Jun 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling/1.0 mile(s)
Comments: I was surprised to hear a White-throated Sparrow singing in the
power-line cut section of the Hummel Nature Trail yesterday afternoon. At
first I thought it was a very convincing Mockingbird or other mimid. But
the song continued and I tracked it down and confirmed a beautiful
white-striped White-throated Sparrow. This species usually breeds
in Northern PA and in swamps and cool microclimates in more southern
portions of the state. Hummel Nature Trail is none of those. So for birding
in the afternoon at the end of June, this was a nice local rarity. It just
proves that you never know what might you might find until you get outside
and look.

I also saw fledgling Gray Catbirds, Yellow Warblers, and Eastern Bluebirds.

23 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Willow Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 21
Cedar Waxwing 7
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 6
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1 Adult singing. Seen well. Outside of normal
breeding range.
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 4
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24096409

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

Ian Gardner,
Hummelstown, PA



Subject: Bluebirds
Date: Tue Jun 30 2015 4:06 am
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Sorry for the late response, but I would leave a nest.  Maybe put up
another box nearby, as well.

Jerry Kruth
Pgh




In a message dated 6/25/2015 4:10:45 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
ctsantasania@COMCAST.NET writes:

Blue birds that successfully fledged broods in the past were
chased away by sparrows this spring. They went across the road
and nested but continued to come to our feeders for meal worms.
Recently they have been absent from our yard area and feeders.
However there is a nest in the box that was recently built but still
no sightings of blue birds. Our question is, should we remove the
nest or leave it?

Carl and Nancy Juris
Dauphin County


Sent from my iPad



Subject: Photo Study Of Birds At Peace Valley Park (Bucks), 6.29/15
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 19:14 pm
From: hbeskin AT voicenet.com
 
I was able to get to Peace Valley Park for a couple of hours today.  I
hung out at both the Nature Center Bird Blind as well the Chapman Road
Bridge. There were at least 50 Common Grackles, both adults and juveniles
in the Bird Blind today as well as lots of other birds. To see todays
Photo Study and a list of species seen, please click on the following
link:

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

Regards,
Howard

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



Subject: Help with Hummingbird ID Bedford Co.
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 11:36 am
From: rrovansek AT pacewater.com
 
Anna's have a grey breast whereas ruby throat has whitish breast. Also calls are different so listen closely. 

Seems more likely to be a misidentification but who knows?

Commitment, Teamwork, Pride

> On Jun 29, 2015, at 8:31 AM, Laura Jackson wrote:
>
> Some friends who recently moved to Bedford Co. from AZ are wondering if
> they might have an Anna's HB. It has the same markings as a female ruby,
> but is about 25% larger than the adult rubys that visit their feeder.
>
> They have not yet been able to get good photos.
>
> Are there any distinguishing features that would help them do a positive ID?
> Are juvenile rubys larger than the adults?
>
> Any help will be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Laura Jackson
> Everett
> Bedford County



Subject: Kirby Park, Luz. Co.
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 9:18 am
From: chickadd AT ptd.net
 
> From: Robert Wasilewski
> Date: June 28, 2015 10:30:02 PM EDT
> Subject: 06/28/15 KPNA List
>
> 06/28/15
>
> Heres the list. With the heavy mist, the dripping trees, and the
> mosquitoes that managed to find the few square inches of exposed
> skin, birding was a bit more challenging than usual. Notable misses
> included red-bellied woodpecker and Canada goose (Later I saw two
> adult geese with four kids and a group of eight adults, but all
> after the walk had ended). Also, phoebe (and flycatchers in general)
> was an unusual miss.
>
> 1) Double-crested Cormorant 2
> 2) Green Heron 1
> 3) Great Blue Heron 1
> 4) Mallard 5
> 5) Common Merganser 2
> 7) Feral Pigeon 14
> 8) Chimney Swift 8
> 9) Downy Woodpecker 2
> 10) Northern Flicker 1
> 11) Red-eyed Vireo 15
> 12) Blue Jay 3
> 13) American Crow 2
> 14) Fish Crow 4
> 15) Tree Swallow 10
> 16) Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
> 17) Black-capped Chickadee 1
> 18) Tufted Titmouse 4
> 19) White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> 20) Carolina Wren 2
> 21) Wood Thrush 2
> 22) American Robin 17
> 23) Gray Catbird 18
> 24) European Starling 2
> 25) Cedar Waxwing 2
> 26) Yellow Warbler 1
> 27) American Redstart 4
> 28) Common Yellowthroat 1
> 29) Song Sparrow 16
> 30) Northern Cardinal 3
> 31) Indigo Bunting 6
> 32) American Goldfinch 6
>
> Gray Squirrel: 1
> Total Avian Species: 32
> Observers: 1
> Hours: 3.5
> Weather: Overcast throughout with misty drizzle for first half; no
> breeze to keep the mosquitoes at bay; 59-68 F

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming Co.



Subject: Help with Hummingbird ID Bedford Co.
Date: Mon Jun 29 2015 7:31 am
From: jacksonlaura73 AT gmail.com
 
Some friends who recently moved to Bedford Co. from AZ are wondering if
they might have an Anna's HB. It has the same markings as a female ruby,
but is about 25% larger than the adult rubys that visit their feeder.

They have not yet been able to get good photos.

Are there any distinguishing features that would help them do a positive ID?
Are juvenile rubys larger than the adults?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Laura Jackson
Everett
Bedford County



Subject: Erie County bird sightings
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 19:01 pm
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following birds of note were reported this past week in Erie County, Pa.


White-rumped Sandpiper--1; June 23; Gull Point, Presque Isle S.P.

Pine Siskin--4 + 1 downy young; all week; Fairview


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



Subject: Caspian Tern - Crawford Co.
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 18:00 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This afternoon there was a Caspian Tern with Herring and Ring-billed Gulls at Pymatuning's Espyville Marina.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: apologies toTed Nichols
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 14:02 pm
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
I hadn't read the hotline before I sent my email.  I'm glad you also found them.
Sincerely,
Stan Stahl



Subject: 2 singing Dickcissels, Lancaster County
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 13:51 pm
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
This morning at Chestnut Grove Natural Area, 2 Dickcissels were singing west of the power line and the wire fence, at the top of the hill.
Also, when I passed the nest box, A male Kestrel fledgling appeared at the hole. Another nest box near the spring house has young Starlings in it.
Flowers are in bloom, attracting many species of butterflies, bees, and other insects, and grasshoppers are beginning to be plentiful.
truly,
Stan Stahl



Subject: Dickcissels - Chestnut Grove, Lancaster Co.
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 13:25 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
Sue Hannon and I just had two male DICKCISSELS at the western portion of
the Chestnut Grove Natural Area along the fence line.

Both birds were within 30 yards of each other visible at the same time and
singing.

After a short time the one retreated to the tree line and the other stayed
in the field.

I haven't had any down near the spring house at the powerline because 2
Kestrels have been hanging out on the tower.

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



Subject: Tree Swallows - Gourd Nesting Box
Date: Sun Jun 28 2015 3:34 am
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Interesting information.  How high up on the gourd was the entrance hole, and is the inside roughed or smooth?

thanks,

Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh







-----Original Message-----
From: ACP
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Sat, Jun 27, 2015 1:19 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Tree Swallows - Gourd Nesting Box


Hello All,

A few weeks ago I voiced concern as to whether tree swallows would

have problems fledging from a gourd that was placed under a dogwood
tree.
I am happy to say that all four nestlings appear to have
fledged without a
hitch.

Have a good rainy day!

Ann


Ann C. Pettigrew, VMD
York,
PA
rook185@comcast.net
www.pbase.com/rook185 (Photographs)





Subject: Peregrine Falcons - Beaver Co.
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 16:41 pm
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This afternoon I drove across the E. Rochester - Monaca Bridge and saw two Peregrine Falcons perched on top of the bridge.

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: Tree Swallows - Gourd Nesting Box
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 12:19 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
Hello All,

A few weeks ago I voiced concern as to whether tree swallows would
have problems fledging from a gourd that was placed under a dogwood
tree. I am happy to say that all four nestlings appear to have
fledged without a hitch.

Have a good rainy day!

Ann


Ann C. Pettigrew, VMD
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net
www.pbase.com/rook185 (Photographs)



Subject: Mute Swans - Butler Co.
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 11:36 am
From: 000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
There are two Mute Swans at the pond off of Ben Venue Rd. in Zelienople

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone




Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 6/27/2015
Date: Sat Jun 27 2015 2:24 am
From: becard AT rcn.com
 
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* June 27, 2015
* PAEA1506.27

- Birds mentioned

BLUE GROSBEAK
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: June 27th at 3:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard@rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County. Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

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

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

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”. A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from BEAR SWAMP, Northampton County:
White-throated Sparrow – 1 on 6/25.

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcons – 5 on 6/24; 2 on 6/26.

Sightings from the LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER, Carbon County:
BLUE GROSBEAKS – 2 on 6/22.

Sightings from the WILD CREEK RESERVOIR area, Carbon County:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 from 6/21 to at least 6/26.

Sightings from the WHITEHALL area, Lehigh County:
BLUE GROSBEAK – 1 on 6/21 and 6/22 (along Bridge Street)
Dark-eyed Junco – 1 back on 6/14.

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 back on 6/15 (fly-by).
At Lehigh Canal Park:
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER – 1 on 6/22.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
Ruddy Duck – 1 on 6/21.

Sightings from the KINTNERSVILLE area, Bucks County:
Peregrine Falcon – 1 back on 6/14.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
PROTHONOTARY WARBLERS – 2 present this past week.

- End transcript



Subject: Free presentations Monday 6/29
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 21:07 pm
From: 0000001dc30ca77c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I have vacation and I hope to attend.






Kathy Clark




-----Original Message-----
From: Brauning, Daniel
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 3:01 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Free presentations Monday 6/29


Dear PA Birders,

Each June, the biologists of the Game Commission's
"non-game" section give presentations to our Board highlighting the work
accomplished over the past year and the decisions ahead. This is a public
meeting, open to anyone, but attended by few.

I would like to invite you to
attend this min-conference on PA birds & mammals.

When? Monday 6/29,
probably after 11am, or at 1pm
Where? 2001 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg PA, in the
auditorium. Free parking.
What? Hear an update on current topics of bat and
bird conservation, provided by the state's experts.

The only awkward thing
is, we don't have a fixed start time. Other business is scheduled, so my best
guess is that most of our talks (listed below) will be given after 1:00 pm, but
you'd be welcome to come at 10am if you want to see the other Game Commission
business or awards given.

Non-game presentations will include:
- Bat
conservation and monitoring
- Bald Eagle, Osprey, and Peregrine Falcon recovery
status
- Surveys results for Golden-winged Warblers, Yellow-bellied
Flycatchers, and others
- PA's "Wildlife Action Plan" revision
- Project
reports on Woodrats, Cerulean Warblers, and Broad-wing Hawk migration

Come-on
down for a nice set of talks, any time after 10am, totaling 2+ hours long (1 hr
lunch break), free and available to anyone. These are also live-streamed on
the PGC web site (pgc.state.pa) from a link right on the home page. We'll
certainly be done by 4pm, but it's an open meeting so you can come and go as
needed. Note, the 'agenda' listed on our web site is for the formal business
meeting on Tuesday!

Dan Brauning
Supervisor of the PGC Wildlife Diversity
Program







Subject: White-winged Scoter, Lycoming County
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 20:34 pm
From: 000000518f143bb8-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Jean Dalton, Maddi Dunlap and I found an adult male White-winged Scoter on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, between the Market Street and Maynard Street bridges, on Friday evening.
We spotted the bird through a gap in the trees along the River Walk in South Williamsport. It was just beyond the first island that is situated immediately west of the Market Street Bridge, and below the low-head dam. We then relocated the bird from the Williamsport (north) side of the River Walk. Got good looks in the late-afternoon sun.
Earlier this week, we had a first summer Common Loon in that same general vicinity.
Joe YoderSouth WilliamsportLycoming County



Subject: Bluebirds
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 20:27 pm
From: 0000001dc30ca77c-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Hello there Nancy and Carl

Leave the box but think about putting up some others and if so inclined one with a sparrow trap in it. I can loan it to you. Let me know. Just saying





Kathy Clark, New Cumberland, PA





-----Original Message-----
From: Carmen T. Santasania
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 4:10 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] Bluebirds


Blue birds that successfully fledged broods in the past were
chased away by
sparrows this spring. They went across the road
and nested but continued to
come to our feeders for meal worms.
Recently they have been absent from our
yard area and feeders.
However there is a nest in the box that was recently
built but still
no sightings of blue birds. Our question is, should we remove
the
nest or leave it?

Carl and Nancy Juris
Dauphin County


Sent
from my iPad





Subject: Osprey Nest Reports Welcome
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 13:08 pm
From: dogross AT pa.gov
 
Hello PA Birders,
The PA Game Commission does not conduct statewide Osprey nest surveys every year, but always cares about Ospreys. This year is one of the “off years” so the agency is not doing a full-scale survey. However, this charismatic fish-eating raptor is a state Threatened species and nest information is always appreciated. Many of the currently known nests were submitted to the agency by the general public, especially birders. Ospreys often nest in areas with many other species so eBird reports for Osprey nesting locations are always good to add.
The Osprey nest project is located at:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?openQ4&objIDr1226&mode=2
Please see the PA eBird story at:
http://ebird.org/content/pa/ne...
There also is a comprehensive description of the species in the state in the agency’s Wildlife Section: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?openQ4&objIDb1014&mode=2
As Dan Brauning already mentioned, the PGC Wildlife Diversity section will be making presentations at the PGC Board of Commissioners public meeting next Monday in Harrisburg. We will talk about the Osprey recovery & management plan there. Please come!
Doug
Douglas A. Gross
PA Game Commission Wildlife Biologist
Endangered and Non-game Bird Section Supervisor
PA Partners in Flight
106 Winters Road, Orangeville, PA 17859
570-458-4109; dogross@pa.gov
PA eBird: http://ebird.org/content/pa/




Subject: Lancaster County, Rt 462--Columbia/Wrightsville Peregrine Falcon Fledge Watch outcome
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 12:40 pm
From: 0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
 On a happier note, there was one and maybe two fledgling Peregrines on Three-Mile Island last Sunday, and at least one adult.

Dick Cleary





-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Pettigrew
To: PABIRDS
Sent: Thu, Jun 25, 2015 10:09 pm
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Lancaster County, Rt 462--Columbia/Wrightsville Peregrine Falcon Fledge Watch outcome


Damn, Meredith. This is such sad news! I am so sorry to hear that the female
was hit. How I wish they would find a safer nesting spot. I feel for you and
the kayakers who worked so hard to keep her from drowning and then to have this
happen. It is devastating news.

Take care. I am thinking of
you.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net

Sent
from my iPad

> On Jun 25, 2015, at 12:55 PM, Meredith_Lombard
wrote:
>
> Greetings
All,
>
> The peregrine fledge watch at the Rt 462 bridge concluded over the
weekend. The fledge watchers, with the support of onlookers from the shore and
owners/employees from Chiques Rock Outfitters managed to safely rescue one bird
three times after she ended up in the river. The fourth rescue of the same bird
proved to not have a happy outcome, as she was struck by a vehicle on the
roadway of the bridge. She was taken to a local rehabber and was given
meticulous care, but the injuries were insurmountable and she was euthanized.

>
> The second young falcon, also a female, was seen flying well, above the
river and below the roadway, and around the arched bridge, and hadn't needed to
be rescued on her fledgling flights. We have high hopes she will continue to
improve her skills and one day be found nesting in another location.
>
>
Thanks to all who helped in any way, whether watching from shore for a few
hours, or spending a few hours (or more!) in a kayak, or launching an unexpected
rescue from shore on short notice.
>
> Also, a big thanks to the York
County rehabber and her associates who put countless hours into assessing the
injuries of this falcon and providing her with care.
>
> Visit PAWR.com for
Pennsylvania rehabilitators.
>
>
> Good birding,
>
> -Meredith
Lombard





Subject: Peregrine tragedy
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 12:01 pm
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
I just read the sad news about the Peregrine. It's especially hard when you have been so involved with these birds. They become like pets, or part of the family.
With sorrow,
Stan Stahl



Subject: American Kestrel nest, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Jun 26 2015 11:39 am
From: jalstahl AT comcast.net
 
At Chestnut Grove, an adult American Kestrel flew down in the grass, and on a trail to catch small animals, presumably insects, and delivered them to the young in the nest. I watched this yesterday. This morning, at 6:30, the mail was seen plucking fur from a probable meadow vole. After this work, on top of the pole, he flew down to the nest box to deliver the rodent.  At 8:30, he plucked another vole, and delivered again.  He dropped it when approaching the hole, but retrieved it, took it to the pole top, plucked for a few more minutes, then delivered it sucessfully.
A wierd side note. As the first vole had been delivered, an Eastern Meadowlark flew up to land on the top of the nest box, then flew down to the trail, then mated with the female meadowlark, as two fledgling meadowlarks were nearby.
Sincerely,
Stan Stahl



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