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19 Sep: @ 20:12:55 
Re: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago [grant stevenson]
19 Sep: @ 19:58:21 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (19 Sep 2014) 147 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 19:43:33 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Sep 2014) 698 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 19:41:41 
HSR: Second Mountain (19 Sep 2014) 244 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 19:41:14 
Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2014) 48 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
19 Sep: @ 18:55:51 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2014) 848 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:43:21 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2014) 86 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:29:21 
Re: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago [Michael David]
19 Sep: @ 18:19:02 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2014) 803 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Sep: @ 18:07:24 
Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago [Jack E. Solomon]
19 Sep: @ 17:50:56 
Lebanon County [Windstream Mail]
19 Sep: @ 17:31:03 
Northern Harrier, Schuykill Co. [Denise Donmoyer]
19 Sep: @ 17:21:44 
Re: Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Amy]
19 Sep: @ 15:26:23 
Washington County DC Cormorant [Cathy Brown]
19 Sep: @ 14:50:33 
VERY extralimital, Berylline hummingbird, Michigan [DAVID KOCH]
19 Sep: @ 13:48:31 
Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Mike Epler]
19 Sep: @ 13:39:38 
Lebanon County Connecticut Warblers, Lancaster County White Pelican [Tim Becker]
19 Sep: @ 13:15:18 
Re: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh [Brian D Shema]
19 Sep: @ 12:55:23 
Re: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh [Gerald Kruth]
19 Sep: @ 11:52:08 
Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh [Brian D Shema]
19 Sep: @ 11:32:38 
Re: HB1576 is off the table again [Haffner, Catherine]
19 Sep: @ 10:58:49 
A. White Pelican, yes (again), Lancaster County [Mike]
19 Sep: @ 10:07:59 
RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2014 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido]
19 Sep: @ 09:33:59 
4 warbler species -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County [Daniel E. Weeks]
19 Sep: @ 09:05:18 
A. White Pelican flown, Lancaster County [Mike]
19 Sep: @ 08:38:13 
Lincoln's Sparrow Cumberland County [Vern Gauthier]
19 Sep: @ 06:24:28 
A. White Pelican, Yes, Lancaster County [Mike]
19 Sep: @ 06:09:41 
HUGE noctunal flight last night, western Allegheny [Geoff Malosh]
19 Sep: @ 04:04:30 
Life With Hundreds of Birds - Video - NYTimes.com [Zsuzsa]
19 Sep: @ 00:03:35 
Snow Goose Lehigh County? [dave leibert]
18 Sep: @ 21:20:53 
HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2014) 114 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 21:11:05 
HSR: Tuscarora Summit (18 Sep 2014) 16 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 20:51:45 
Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17, 2014 [Karyn Delaney]
18 Sep: @ 20:49:26 
Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Sep 18, 2014 [Karyn Delaney]
18 Sep: @ 19:48:06 
HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2014) 281 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 19:41:15 
HSR: Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2014) 528 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 18:42:27 
HSR: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2014) 27 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 18:23:25 
Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2014) 124 Raptors [Gregory William Grove]
18 Sep: @ 18:03:50 
HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2014) 795 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 17:49:29 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2014) 67 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 16:10:58 
Lebanon County [Windstream Mail]
18 Sep: @ 15:35:14 
White Pelican seen?? [Tim Becker]
18 Sep: @ 12:52:23 
Osprey-Washington County [g. g]
18 Sep: @ 12:50:19 
Duck Hollow-Allegheny County [g. g]
18 Sep: @ 10:33:57 
Warblers Custards, Crawford County [Shawn Collins]
18 Sep: @ 10:29:23 
Washington County "visiting" warblers [Pat Hutcheson]
18 Sep: @ 09:17:41 
HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Sep: @ 08:04:20 
eBird -- Frick Park -- Sep 18, 2014 [Daniel E. Weeks]
18 Sep: @ 06:13:31 
Re: HB1576 is off the table again [kvanfleet@pa.net]
17 Sep: @ 22:44:44 
HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2014) 110 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]





Subject: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 20:12 pm
From: pahawkowl AT verizon.net
 
Thanks, Mike. Great pics!

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

On 9/19/2014 7:28 PM, Michael David wrote:
> For anyone who was similarly intrigued by the Hairy Woodpecker mentioned, a
> quick search turned up the following post complete with very nice photos of
> an adult Hairy Woodpecker with yellow patches from Connecticut in 2013.
>
> Here's the link:
> http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/...
>
> Best,
>
> Michael David
> Blair Co.
>
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM, Jack E. Solomon <
> 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:
>
>> Sue and Jack Solomon's list from yesterday. Selected observations at Frick
>> Park:
>>
>> Nashville Warbler
>>
>> Sue and Jack Solomon.
>>
>> Chestnut-sided Warbler
>>
>> Magnolia Warbler
>>
>> Cape May Warbler
>>
>> Bay-breasted Warbler
>>
>> Blackpoll Warbler
>>
>> American Redstart
>>
>> Hooded Warbler
>>
>> Wilson's Warbler
>>
>> Black-throated Green Warbler
>>
>> Philadelphia Vireo
>>
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>>
>> House Wren
>>
>> Most of the IDs are Sue's. My skills, never formidable, are waning.
>>
>>
>> Today, at the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Mike Smith told us he
>> observed a Hairy Woodpecker in Frick on Thurs., 9/11. It had a
>> yellow spot on its nape in the place where a male hairy would have a red
>> spot.
>> Peterson's "Birds of Eastern and Central North America" says (in the
>> "Similar
>> Species" text for Three-toed Woodpecker, "Rarely, juvenile Hairy or Downey
>> has a yellowish or orange cap,..."
>>
>> Jack Solomon
>> Allegheny County
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>
>


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Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (19 Sep 2014) 147 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 19:58 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 26 26
Bald Eagle 1 14 14
Northern Harrier 2 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 58 58
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 105 901 901
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 6 6
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 4 6 6

Total: 147 1035 1035
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Al Nelson, Dale L. Gearhart, Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Sep 2014) 698 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 19:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 62 108
Turkey Vulture 7 173 303
Osprey 8 156 205
Bald Eagle 5 70 117
Northern Harrier 2 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 245 261
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 7
Broad-winged Hawk 612 2634 2793
Red-tailed Hawk 8 68 93
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 24 35
Merlin 0 24 29
Peregrine Falcon 3 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 7 62 89

Total: 698 3560 4088
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Al Grout, Dan Kunkle, Fritz Brock, John Leskosky

Visitors:
Ken and Jenny Parsons, Brad and AJ Barbarock, Bob Parsons (all from Ohio),
Al Grout, Len Hillegass, Guitar Dave Leibert


Weather:
Clear to pt cloudy, 48-70ÂşF, SE winds 1-9 mph, excellent visibility

Raptor Observations:
BE - 1043a, 1401a, 1530i, 1530i, 1648i
PF - 1152i, 1709a, 1709a

Thanks to sharp-eyed HHJ who spotted some pepper-speck kettles that may
have gone unnoticed. Lots of eyes scanning in the afternoon were a big
help. Glad the Ohio Indians had a good day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens - 12, Monarchs 10, Hummers - 1, DC Cormorant - 2, C. Goose - 3
Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Norhtern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Tree Swallow, Funnel Weaver spider (huge one)

Not all the action was in the sky. Couple and 3 pit bulls camping illegal
at the lookout. Threatened hawk counters with dogs. PGC Officer showed up
with shotguns and arrested them, escorting them off the mountain amid lots
of insults and unprintable language. Officers kept their cool somehow.

Predictions:
A chance of drizzle before 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy,
then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 5 to
11 mph.
South wind days are usually good Broadwing days at Bake Oven Knob.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Sep 2014) 244 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 19:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 17
Turkey Vulture 0 75 103
Osprey 7 53 58
Bald Eagle 3 24 31
Northern Harrier 4 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 90 93
Cooper's Hawk 6 25 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 208 1285 1345
Red-tailed Hawk 1 33 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 2
American Kestrel 0 14 20
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 4

Total: 244 1633 1770
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Brian Weaver, Gayle McKinne, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
John Strawser


Weather:
WSW 1st 2 hrs.
NE 10-11am
SW the rest of the day
17.4c to 22.9c CLCV 2% to 50%
Humidity 48% to 57%
Barametric pressure 28.70 inches

Raptor Observations:
BE@0948
BE@1148
BE@1224

Non-raptor Observations:
Canadian geese, commorants, fee-bee, pee-wee, blue jays
wax wings, titmouse, chickadee, tree swallow and pileated woodpecker.
22 monarchs
dragon flies
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2014) 48 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 19:41 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
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Subject: HSR: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2014) 48 Raptors


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 20 21
BE 2 22 22
NH 0 2 2
SS 9 66 66
CH 1 7 7
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 32 604 610
RT 1 10 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 15 15
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 1

Total: 48 753 761
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Jason Beale, Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Winds SE and E @ 4-mph most of the day. Air was cool with temps around
18C. 20-30% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1337(AD) 1337(ad)

Other Bald Eagles seen but not counted

AMKE (Female)

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift(4) and Cape May Warbler(1)

Monarchs(16)


========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Brackbill (jab56@outreach.psu.edu)



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2014) 848 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 18:55 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 17 195 236
BE 8 123 206
NH 3 18 26
SS 69 486 506
CH 12 54 69
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 4 8
BW 723 4628 4889
RT 6 109 195
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 6 78 105
ML 0 16 19
PG 1 5 6
UA 1 4 4
UB 0 4 6
UF 0 2 2
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 20 29

Total: 848 5746 6307
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Don Orris, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly,
Joe Lavella, Joe Yoder, Keith Gingrich, Meredith Lombard,
Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Aden Troyer, Rich Stevick, Michael Kadar-Kalin 30


Weather:
Sunny skies and NNW wind, changing to SE.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 9:08, 10:35(2), 3:17
BE 4Yr 10:30
BE Ad 12:39, 1:55(2)
PG Ad 3:29

First bird - OS 6:12
Last bird - BW 5:05

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 89
Monarchs - 99
Hummers - 1

CAGO - 22
DCCO
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2014) 86 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 18:43 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 11 96 100
Northern Harrier 1 10 12
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 5 53 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 167 167
Cooper's Hawk 3 20 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 25 821 822
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 38 38
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 10 10

Total: 86 1235 1248
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers: Bill Cranny, Brian Quindlen, Chuck Root, Gary Stolz,
Holly Merker, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Dan Hays, Anthony Halpin, Kathy Delvacchio, Mary Bleecker, Mike Mostello,
Len Clupp


Weather:
A day dominated mostly by E winds, 3-15mph. Temperatures ranged 59-70
degrees Fahrenheit. Cloudy, becoming completely overcast by the midday,
then clearing through the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A nice little flight of Sharp-shinneds, but very few Broad-winged Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loons-2
Double-crested Cormorant-2

Monarch Butterflies-34

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the
upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



Subject: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 18:29 pm
From: michaeltdavid AT gmail.com
 
For anyone who was similarly intrigued by the Hairy Woodpecker mentioned, a
quick search turned up the following post complete with very nice photos of
an adult Hairy Woodpecker with yellow patches from Connecticut in 2013.

Here's the link:
http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/...

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM, Jack E. Solomon <
00000003433c95af-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> Sue and Jack Solomon's list from yesterday. Selected observations at Frick
> Park:
>
> Nashville Warbler
>
> Sue and Jack Solomon.
>
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
>
> Magnolia Warbler
>
> Cape May Warbler
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler
>
> Blackpoll Warbler
>
> American Redstart
>
> Hooded Warbler
>
> Wilson's Warbler
>
> Black-throated Green Warbler
>
> Philadelphia Vireo
>
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>
> House Wren
>
> Most of the IDs are Sue's. My skills, never formidable, are waning.
>
>
> Today, at the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Mike Smith told us he
> observed a Hairy Woodpecker in Frick on Thurs., 9/11. It had a
> yellow spot on its nape in the place where a male hairy would have a red
> spot.
> Peterson's "Birds of Eastern and Central North America" says (in the
> "Similar
> Species" text for Three-toed Woodpecker, "Rarely, juvenile Hairy or Downey
> has a yellowish or orange cap,..."
>
> Jack Solomon
> Allegheny County
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2014) 803 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 18:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 52 57
Turkey Vulture 0 26 27
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 7 195 250
Bald Eagle 9 88 116
Northern Harrier 2 16 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 225 251
Cooper's Hawk 5 43 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 6 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 740 4626 4814
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 57 87
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 77 109
Merlin 3 37 39
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 17
Unknown Falcon 1 6 6
Unknown Raptor 1 10 16

Total: 803 5482 5892
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 12.25 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Laurie Goodrich, Phil Campbell

Weather:
Clear to Partly Cldy, hazy, winds SE-E-S

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:
Adult- 602, 1152, 1229, 1314,1630
Imm: 1252, 1318, 1610 (two white belly),

one wrong way peregrine proceeded upridge in am

Non-raptor Observations:
144 waxwings. a smattering of warblers--mostly cape may in am, 110 Ca
geese, 7 cormorant, YB flycatcher,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 18:07 pm
From: 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Sue and Jack Solomon's list from yesterday. Selected observations at Frick Park:

Nashville Warbler

Sue and Jack Solomon.

Chestnut-sided  Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Cape May Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

American Redstart

Hooded Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Philadelphia  Vireo

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

House Wren

Most of the IDs are Sue's. My skills, never formidable, are waning.


Today, at the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Mike Smith told us he
observed a Hairy Woodpecker in Frick on Thurs., 9/11. It had a
yellow spot on its nape in the place where a male hairy would have a red spot.
Peterson's "Birds of Eastern and Central North America" says (in the "Similar
Species" text for Three-toed Woodpecker, "Rarely, juvenile Hairy or Downey
has a yellowish or orange cap,..."

Jack Solomon
Allegheny County

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android



Subject: Lebanon County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 17:50 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Sid Hostetter lead 10 people and had these high lights.

We were SGL 145 at Hicks Road and Boy Scout Rd.

Red-breasted Nuthatch -1- Boy Scout Rd.

Brown Thrasher-3

1 at Boy Scout Rd and 2 at Hicks Rd.

Then at Reistville ponds at 2 pm they were at Fox Rd . and Prescott Rd.

Semipalmated Plover-1

Semipalmated Sandpiper -2

They were spooky and flushed alot.

By 3 pm they were gone.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Northern Harrier, Schuykill Co.
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 17:31 pm
From: nightowl57 AT verizon.net
 
Spotted a female Northern Harrier along Frantz Rd.  Washington Twp.
Schuylkill Co. (near Pine Grove)



Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

nightowl57@verizon.net



Subject: Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 17:21 pm
From: needmore.pa AT gmail.com
 
American Pelican still distantly viewable from Klines Run Park on the York County side of the flats.  

Amy Evans
Columbia PA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2014, at 2:48 PM, Mike Epler wrote:
>
> I spent the morning on the Conejohela Flats. When I arrived the water level was very low so I started upriver at Gull Island. This area has been more productive when the river is lower.
>
> I was surprised to find the American White Pelican that I had reported on Wednesday was still present. It was perched on a sandbar south of Big Island and was viewable from the York County shore. Just before 9:00 the bird flew east and landed near Rookery Island where it remained for a few minutes before flying down river. We watched as the bird gained altitude and disappeared out of sight over York County. When I moved down to Avocet Point just before 11:00 I was surprised again to find the pelican feeding just downriver. Just before I left the bird took off and headed back upriver. I don't know if the bird is still there, but if I were looking for it I would scope from the York County side of the river from Kline's Run Park, just south of the Lake Clarke Marina. For anyone that may be planning to go out on the river to look for it tomorrow, keep in mind that the early Canada Goose season ends on the 25th, so this is the last Saturday.
>
> I had nine species of shorebirds, including an American Golden-Plover, two Black-bellied Plover, and two Sanderlings.
>
> I also had a decent raptor day with Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Red-shouldered Hawk and a small kettle of Broad-winged Hawks.
>
> There was also a single adult Common Tern in breeding plumage.
>
> Here is my complete list:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19875985
>
> Mike Epler
> Middletown, PA
>



Subject: Washington County DC Cormorant
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 15:26 pm
From: blueapis AT msn.com
 
At the spillway of the Cherry Valley Reservoir today, I watched a Cormorant sunning himself and then fly a short distance.  Also saw a GBH that didn't fly away, at least 19 Killdeer that few every time I twitched, and one Solitary Sandpiper marching up and down the top of the spillway that didn't even seem to notice my presence.
Cathy Brown, Washington County



Subject: VERY extralimital, Berylline hummingbird, Michigan
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 14:50 pm
From: davilene AT verizon.net
 
You can feel the excitement from the listers on the Michigan list.  When it comes to hummingbirds you just never know. One of these days a mega-rarity like this is going to be found in PA.

Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene@verizon.net



Subject: Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 13:48 pm
From: jmepler AT hotmail.com
 
I spent the morning on the Conejohela Flats.  When I arrived the water level was very low so I started upriver at Gull Island.  This area has been more productive when the river is lower.  

I was surprised to find the American White Pelican that I had reported on Wednesday was still present. It was perched on a sandbar south of Big Island and was viewable from the York County shore. Just before 9:00 the bird flew east and landed near Rookery Island where it remained for a few minutes before flying down river. We watched as the bird gained altitude and disappeared out of sight over York County. When I moved down to Avocet Point just before 11:00 I was surprised again to find the pelican feeding just downriver. Just before I left the bird took off and headed back upriver. I don't know if the bird is still there, but if I were looking for it I would scope from the York County side of the river from Kline's Run Park, just south of the Lake Clarke Marina. For anyone that may be planning to go out on the river to look for it tomorrow, keep in mind that the early Canada Goose season ends on the 25th, so this is the last Saturday.

I had nine species of shorebirds, including an American Golden-Plover, two Black-bellied Plover, and two Sanderlings.

I also had a decent raptor day with Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Red-shouldered Hawk and a small kettle of Broad-winged Hawks.

There was also a single adult Common Tern in breeding plumage.

Here is my complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19875985

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA



Subject: Lebanon County Connecticut Warblers, Lancaster County White Pelican
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 13:39 pm
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
This morning at dawn Jarrod Derr, Steve Rannels and I

visited Swatara State Park at dawn, on a Connecticut

Warbler hunt. Along a fencerow separating a soy bean field

from an extensive goldenrod field, we were fortunate

to see two different Connecticut Warblers, that were giving

their squeaky dawn chips. A third bird seen was uncertain

as to whether it was a Mourning or a Connecticut. It had

a full grey hood and fairly extensive eye ring, but had a much

drier chip note than the Connecticuts. Jarrod got great

photos of the Connecticuts. We also found a Wilson’s Warbler

in the same area.


Mike Epler was kind enough to let me know that he had the

White Pelican on a sandbar in the river, across from Long Level

south of Wrightsville. We took off to see it, and were fortunate

to get some heat distorted but identifiable scope views. The black

wingtips were very evident when it eventually flew.


Tim Becker

Grantville

Lebanon County






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Subject: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 13:15 pm
From: bshema AT aswp.org
 
All,



Very sorry. The date for the Passenger Pigeon lecture is helpful, isn't
it?!



Tuesday, September 23. 7:00PM. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. 614
Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238



If the embedded registration link in my previous message does not work for
your browser, simply go to aswp.org and click on programs, then calendar
view. Click on the program name and it'll take you to the program
description and registration info.



Best,

Brian



From: GKruth@aol.com [mailto:GKruth@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 1:55 PM
To: bshema@aswp.org; PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh



Brian,



Hi. It sounds interesting. Maybe I'm missing it, but what is the date
please?



thanks,



:)









In a message dated 9/19/2014 12:52:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
bshema@ASWP.ORG writes:

Hi all,



We are proud to present an evening lecture on the history of Passenger
Pigeons in western Pennsylvania.



David Scofield of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, Avella, PA,
will speak about the sites' archeological history as it relates to the
Passenger Pigeon. Meadowcroft is the oldest confirmed human-inhabited site
in the New World and possesses one of the largest amounts of Passenger
Pigeon remains in North America. Mr. Scofield will discuss what the
archeological record tells us about this now extinct bird that once called
Western Pennsylvania home.



The program is free and begins at 7:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.
Although free, we kindly request pre-registration on our website
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/aswp/event.jsp?event776



We are currently displaying a taxidermy Passenger Pigeon on loan to us from
Carnegie Museum. The mount will be displayed on Tuesday evening during the
lecture.



Best,

Brian



Brian Shema | Operations Director
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238
412-963-6100 ext. 25 | www.aswp.org



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!



Subject: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 12:55 pm
From: 00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Brian,

Hi. It sounds interesting. Maybe I'm missing it, but what is the date
please?

thanks,

:)





In a message dated 9/19/2014 12:52:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
bshema@ASWP.ORG writes:

Hi all,



We are proud to present an evening lecture on the history of Passenger
Pigeons in western Pennsylvania.



David Scofield of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, Avella,
PA,
will speak about the sites' archeological history as it relates to the
Passenger Pigeon. Meadowcroft is the oldest confirmed human-inhabited site
in the New World and possesses one of the largest amounts of Passenger
Pigeon remains in North America. Mr. Scofield will discuss what the
archeological record tells us about this now extinct bird that once called
Western Pennsylvania home.



The program is free and begins at 7:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.
Although free, we kindly request pre-registration on our website
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/aswp/event.jsp?event776



We are currently displaying a taxidermy Passenger Pigeon on loan to us from
Carnegie Museum. The mount will be displayed on Tuesday evening during the
lecture.



Best,

Brian



Brian Shema | Operations Director
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238
412-963-6100 ext. 25 | www.aswp.org



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!



Subject: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 11:52 am
From: bshema AT aswp.org
 
Hi all,



We are proud to present an evening lecture on the history of Passenger
Pigeons in western Pennsylvania.



David Scofield of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, Avella, PA,
will speak about the sites' archeological history as it relates to the
Passenger Pigeon. Meadowcroft is the oldest confirmed human-inhabited site
in the New World and possesses one of the largest amounts of Passenger
Pigeon remains in North America. Mr. Scofield will discuss what the
archeological record tells us about this now extinct bird that once called
Western Pennsylvania home.



The program is free and begins at 7:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.
Although free, we kindly request pre-registration on our website
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/aswp/event.jsp?event776



We are currently displaying a taxidermy Passenger Pigeon on loan to us from
Carnegie Museum. The mount will be displayed on Tuesday evening during the
lecture.



Best,

Brian



Brian Shema | Operations Director
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238
412-963-6100 ext. 25 | www.aswp.org



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!





Subject: HB1576 is off the table again
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 11:32 am
From: chaffner AT pa.gov
 
Thank you for your continued interest in proposed state legislation, and contacting your representatives to express your thoughts as constituents.  For clarification, bills that have been reported out of a Committee (in the case of HB1576, the House Game & Fisheries Committee), but are still on the House calendar (until the end of the legislative session), must be reported as "on the table" every couple of session days. This is a procedural move. To the best of our knowledge, HB1576 will not be advanced in this session.

Cathy


Catherine D. Haffner | Wildlife Biologist
Conservation Planning Coordinator
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Bureau of Wildlife Management
Wildlife Diversity Division
O: 570. 275. 3934
C: 717. 433. 1464
www.pgc.state.pa.us

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Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] HB1576 is off the table again

Support scientists and nature lovers only on any species designation committees!! Not bureaucrats or politicians looking to further their careers!...PLEASE!! Contact your state reps.!

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

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Subject: A. White Pelican, yes (again), Lancaster County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 10:58 am
From: jmepler AT hotmail.com
 
Earlier the American White Pelican had circled high and drifted out of sight over York County.  Apparently it circled back and is now feeding off Avocet Point.  It would be visible with a scope from the Blue Rock Road area just south of Washington Boro.



Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2014 (two weeks)
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 10:07 am
From: amytaracido AT outlook.com
 
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.16.14TWOWEEKS

Highlights:
CRESTED CARACARA (Washington County)
FORSTER'S TERN
CASPIAN TERN
SABINE'S GULL (Crawford County)
GLOSSY IBIS (Indiana County)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Erie County)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Crawford and Erie Counties)
WHIMBREL (Erie County)
HUDSONIAN GODWIT (Erie County)
STILT SANDPIPER (Erie County)
SANDERLING (Erie County)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Erie County)
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (possible, Allegheny County)
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mercer County)
VEERY
MARSH WREN
WILSON'S WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Allegheny County)
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Allegheny and Crawford Counties)
CONNECTICUT WARBLER (Erie County)
BREWSTER'S WARBLER (Allegheny County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Donna Collett, Shawn Collins, Sheree Daugherty, Michael David, Karyn Delaney, Cecelia Hard, Jim Hausman, Timothy Johnson, Matt Juskowich, Glenn Koppel, Geoff Malosh, Holly McChesney, Mark McConaughy, Jerry McWilliams, Richard Nugent, Aidan Place, Matt Sabatine, Steve Sanford, Brian Shema, Jack Solomon, Randy Stringer, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks, David Yeany II.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 2 September 2014 through Monday, 16 September 2014 (TWO WEEKS)

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Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: BALD EAGLE, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, both YELLOWLEGS SP., OSPREY, COMMON MERGANSER, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, etc. continue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 9/4 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, sightings included BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA (RN); on 9/7, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, WINTER WREN, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, OVENBIRD, WILSON'S WARBLER, and more (AP); on 9/9, 6+ NORTHERN PARULAS and others; ON 9/12, 10-12 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 2 NORTHERN PARULAS, 4 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 8-10 BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS, 1 PINE WARBLER, 3 PALM WARBLERS, 5-6 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, 10-12 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 4 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 3 OVENBIRDS, 1 KENTUCKY WARBLER, 7 WILSON'S WARBLERS, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, and more (BS); on 9/14, WILSON'S WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, 1 MOURNING WARBLER, OVENBIRD (JH).

At Duck Hollow on 9/11, 1 SORA (MJ); on 9/15, TENNESSEE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, WILSON'S WARBLER (JS).

At Sewickley Heights Park on 9/12, sightings included BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, BREWSTER'S WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, PHILADELPHIA VIREO (SD).

On 9/13 at Frick Park, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and others (DW).

On 9/13 at Dashields Dam, 8 CASPIAN TERNS (MVas).

This week in Riding Meadow Park in Fox Chapel, 2 possible RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS (CH).

On 9/16 at North Park, 1 GREAT EGRET and others (MJ).



BEAVER COUNTY:

On 9/10 in Economy Borough, 1 PINE WARBLER and others; on 9/13, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 1 BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and others (KD).

On 9/13 at Raccoon Creek State Park, sightings included OVENBIRD, 3 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 2 NORTHERN PARULAS, 20 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, 5 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 50 unidentified BAY-BREASTED/BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 2 WILSON'S WARBLERS, 1 VEERY (TJ); on 9/16, TENNESSEE WARBLERS, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, and more (DC).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 9/6 at Moraine State Park, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, MERLIN, GREAT EGRET (MJ); on 9/7, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, NASHVILLE WARBLER, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 1 WILSON'S WARBLER, and others (GK).

At Jennings Prairie on 9/7, sightings included 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER, 1 CAPE MAY WARBLER (GK).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 9/5 in the Pymatuning area, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (MVas), 1 adult SABINE'S GULL (MVas, DW, SC), 1 REDHEAD (MVas), 1 CASPIAN TERN (DW); on 9/6, 1 adult SABINE'S GULL (DY, GM, RS), REDHEAD, 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, SANDHILL CRANES (SC), PHILADELPHIA VIREO, LEAST FLYCATCHER, WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, 6 GREAT EGRETS, 40+ flyover BOBOLINKS (RS); on 9/7, 1 adult SABINE'S GULL (MS, SC), AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (SC); on 9/8, 5+ AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, REDHEAD, FORSTER'S TERN, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS, CASPIAN TERN, 2 GREAT EGRETS, 2 SANDHILL CRANES, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 1 PINE WARBLER, 2 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS (SD); on 9/9 at the Espyville Marina and causeway, 1 adult SABINE'S GULL (reported to SC); on 9/14, NORTHERN HARRIERS, BANK SWALLOWS, SANDHILL CRANES, NORTHERN PINTAILS (SC et. al.).

Near Conneaut Lake on 9/5, COMMON RAVEN (RS); on 9/14 at Conneaut Marsh, SORA, MARSH WREN (SC et. al.).

On 9/5 near Geneva, 3 SANDHILL CRANES (RS).

On 9/14 at Woodcock Lake, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, OVENBIRD, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (SC et. al.).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 9/2 at Presque Isle, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 HUDSONIAN GODWIT; on 9/6, 5 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS; on 9/7, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS, 1 STILT SANDPIPER; on 9/8, 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL; on 9/11, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER; on 9/12, 3 AMERICAN WIGEON, 8 NORTHERN PINTAILS, 1 COMMON LOON; on 9/14, 1 COMMON LOON, 11 SANDERLINGS, 1 COMMON TERN, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, and others (JM).

At State Game Lands #191 on 9/9, 1 CONNECTICUT WARBLER (JM).


INDIANA COUNTY:

On 9/11 at Yellow Creek State Park, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (reported to MVan); on 9/14, 1 GLOSSY IBIS and others (MM); on 9/15, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (MD).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 9/4 at Shenango Dam, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (SS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 9/7 at Oil Creek State Park, sightings included COMMON RAVEN, NASHVILLE WARBLER (RN).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

Along Pleasant Valley Road west of Washington on 9/12, 1 CRESTED CARACARA (HM).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Subject: 4 warbler species -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 9:33 am
From: daniel.e.weeks AT verizon.net
 
Nice looks in good light at 4 types of warblers on a beautiful morning. Plus Rose-breasted Grosbeaks eating purple choke berries. 

Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 19, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
2.1 miles
67 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 7:43 AM. Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
1 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Red-eyed Vireo
5 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
10 American Robin
1 Northern Parula
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 American Redstart
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 House Sparrow



Subject: A. White Pelican flown, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 9:05 am
From: jmepler AT hotmail.com
 
At 9:40 the pelican took off, circled high, and flew off down river.

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA



Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow Cumberland County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 8:38 am
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings!
The seasons continue to change and migration continues to progress. I had my first migrating sparrow this morning, a LINCOLN'S SPARROW where Farm Road crosses the Yellow Breeches.
Vern Gauthier
Newville



Subject: A. White Pelican, Yes, Lancaster County
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 6:24 am
From: jmepler AT hotmail.com
 
The American White Pelican is currently sitting on a sandbar west of Gull Island.  It would be visible from Kline's Run Park at Long Level.

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA



Subject: HUGE noctunal flight last night, western Allegheny
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 6:09 am
From: pomarine AT earthlink.net
 
Just came in from round 2 of listening to the nocturnal migration over
western Allegheny County overnight last night. There was an enormous
movement of birds, including what must have been thousands of Swainson's
Thrush calls in total. Last night was one of those nights where there were
so many Swainson's that they remind me of a marsh full of spring peepers in
spring. Also outstanding numbers of Gray-cheeked Thrush tonight (the past
two nights have been the best of the season so far for this species) and the
first Hermit Thrushes I have heard here this year. Still a few Veery and
Wood Thrush coming through too. Lots of grosbeak, tanager, warbler, and
sparrow calls as well. Earlier in the night I may have heard one of the
large plover species (golden or black-bellied), I am pretty certain it was
one or the other. I'll have to go back and see if I can find it in my
recordings from last night. It will also be interesting to count up the
Swainson's and Gray-cheeked calls as there were a LOT of them. But that will
have to wait because it's time to find a woodlot... should be a great
morning!

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny Co.

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Subject: Life With Hundreds of Birds - Video - NYTimes.com
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 4:04 am
From: zs_horvath AT hotmail.com
 
From the New York Times this morning:

Michele Raffin has hundreds of birds in her California backyard, also known as Pandemonium Aviaries, where she cares for talkative parrots and is breeding endangered pigeons

http://www.nytimes.com/video/garden/100000003119100/life-with-hundreds-of-birds.html?emc=edit_th_20140919&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=58129488

Zsuzsa
Pittsburgh

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Subject: Snow Goose Lehigh County?
Date: Fri Sep 19 2014 0:03 am
From: xdave AT enter.net
 
Howdy All,

two days this week I have seen what looks to be a snow goose@ a little
pond in Germansville.

It is chilling with two Canadas and a swan.

This spot is on the way to Bake Oven Knob.

Dave



Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2014) 114 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 21:20 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 27 35
TV 0 0 0
OS 6 49 64
BE 1 50 70
NH 1 7 9
SS 8 79 138
CH 1 26 39
NG 0 0 1
RS 0 5 9
BW 89 3460 3788
RT 6 141 257
RL 0 1 1
GE 1 2 2
AK 0 12 43
ML 0 3 3
PG 0 0 2
UA 0 0 1
UB 0 4 5
UF 0 0 1
UE 0 1 1
UR 1 15 19

Total: 114 3882 4488
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty

Observers: Gene & Nancy Flament, Janet Kuehl, John Kahly

Weather:
Light winds from NW;
Visibility 30 km;
Temp 12-17 degrees C;
Cloud Cover 0-90%

Raptor Observations:
114 migrating raptors
Golden Eagle- juv at 11:30
Bald Eagle-unknown age 12:15

Non-raptor Observations:
phoebe; blue jay; black throated green; cape may warbler; pileated
woodpecker

Predictions:
AM fog then partly sunny.
High 68 degrees F.
Wind from SSE 5-11 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob@stewart.net)



Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (18 Sep 2014) 16 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 21:11 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 22 22
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 34 34
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 13 796 796
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 16 888 888
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dale L. Gearhart

Observers: Ronda Barnett

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17, 2014
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 20:51 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Yesterday's warbler wave included at least 10 Blackpolls.  There was a lot
of constant activity for about 15 minutes.

Karyn Delaney




Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
Sep 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
20 species

Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1 Juvenile
American Robin 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 10
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 10
Common Grackle 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10 including 2 fledglings

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19871047

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



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Sep 18, 2014
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 20:49 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Nice wave of warblers today  at the intersection of the Summit and D'Arment
trails. Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney



Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, US-PA
Sep 18, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
28 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Northern Harrier 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 5
Northern Mockingbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 3
Hooded Warbler 1
Cape May Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 female
Pine Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 juvenile

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19871295

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



Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2014) 281 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 19:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 59 105
Turkey Vulture 2 166 296
Osprey 7 148 197
Bald Eagle 4 65 112
Northern Harrier 2 7 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 208 224
Cooper's Hawk 0 17 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 6
Broad-winged Hawk 214 2022 2181
Red-tailed Hawk 8 60 85
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 21 32
Merlin 3 24 29
Peregrine Falcon 2 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 55 82

Total: 281 2862 3390
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Sean Bankos

Observers: Dave Leibert, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, John Leskosky

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 59-68F, Wind 2-6 mph NW,WNW, Cloud
Cover 30-70%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1050a,1235a,1333a,1527a
Peregrine Falcon:1235u,1346u
u=un-aged
At the North lookout today strange noises were heard coming from below.
Upon further investigation it was discovered that these sounds were coming
from a Black Vulture that was sitting in snag overlooking the bowl. The
vulture made a series of grunting and hissing vocalizations for a few
minutes . It is believed that that this individual was a juvenile asking to
be fed by the other vultures it was with.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(6), Monarch(16), Hummingbird(2),Common Nighthawk, American Crow, Blue
Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker, American Redstart, Black-throated Blue Warbler,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Magnolia
Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cedar Waxwing

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2014) 528 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 19:41 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 8 178 219
BE 7 115 198
NH 0 15 23
SS 57 417 437
CH 5 42 57
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 4 8
BW 424 3905 4166
RT 8 103 189
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 1
AK 15 72 99
ML 4 16 19
PG 0 4 5
UA 0 3 3
UB 0 4 6
UF 0 2 2
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 18 27

Total: 528 4898 5459
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11.75 hours

Official Counter: Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers: Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella, Joe Yoder,
Meredith Lombard, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Kim Van Fleet and the Dickinson College Environmental Studies Class (22),
Dickinson College Marine Biology Class (22), 18


Weather:
Morning clouds gave way to fair skies and NNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE 4Yr 10:35
BE AD 12:01, 12:05, 2:11, 4:59
BE Juv 11:40 (2)

First bird - SS 7:35
Last bird - OS 5:35

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 130
Hummers - 5
Monarchs - 76
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate@copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2014) 27 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 18:42 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 17
Turkey Vulture 0 75 103
Osprey 4 46 51
Bald Eagle 2 21 28
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 76 79
Cooper's Hawk 3 19 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 13 1077 1137
Red-tailed Hawk 3 32 46
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 2
American Kestrel 0 14 20
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 4

Total: 27 1389 1526
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Wilcox

Observers: Brian Weaver, Gary Koppenhaver, Jay George, Joan Renninger,
Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
2 plus observers listed


Weather:
A mostly cloudless day with a gentle north breeze. Visibility fair.
Temperature range of 55 to 70F. Winds north less than 7 mph throughout the
day

Raptor Observations:
First bird, OS, 9:04
BE ( adult ) 11:15
BE ( im ) 1:04

Raptors, with exception of 3 osprey, were observed at limit of 12X
binoculars

Non-raptor Observations:
Very little bird activity. Few vultures, very few song birds, only 4
monarchs.

Predictions:
much the same as today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2014) 124 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 18:23 pm
From: gwg2 AT psu.edu
 
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Subject: HSR: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2014) 124 Raptors


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 18 19
BE 0 20 20
NH 0 2 2
SS 8 57 57
CH 0 6 6
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 1 1
BW 105 572 578
RT 1 9 10
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 8 14 14
ML 2 3 3
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 2 2
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 1 1

Total: 124 705 713
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Trudy Kyler

Observers: David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Kestrel-Male 3, Female 3, Unknown 2

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift 2, Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Monarch 10
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler@verizon.net)



Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2014) 795 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 18:03 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 51 56
Turkey Vulture 0 26 27
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 8 188 243
Bald Eagle 6 79 107
Northern Harrier 1 14 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 197 223
Cooper's Hawk 4 38 52
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 750 3886 4074
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 54 84
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 13
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 77 109
Merlin 2 34 36
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 17
Unknown Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Raptor 0 9 15

Total: 795 4679 5089
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Bob Davidheiser, David Barber

Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, NW winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1155I, 1155I, 1225A, 1240A, 1240A, 1700I

Non-raptor Observations:
Flock of over 2000 common grackles, common nighthawk, wood thrush,
red-breasted nuthatch, purple finch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2014) 67 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 17:49 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 85 89
Northern Harrier 2 9 11
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 48 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 133 133
Cooper's Hawk 1 17 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 40 796 797
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 32 32
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 10 10

Total: 67 1149 1162
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Eberly, Gary Becker

Observers: Gary Becker, Holly Merker, John D'Amico, Skip Conant

Visitors:
Frances Keidel, Max Smith


Weather:
Morning was partly cloudy with no wind, but by midday and early afternoon,
the sky was blanketed by heavy dark clouds that spit some drizzle. Some
moderate clearing occurred after 3pm, followed by sunny skies in the 4-5
hour. Winds were variable today, shifting from NW to W to S by the end of
the count. Temperatures 63-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:

A somewhat slow day for migrating raptors over our site. Maybe the heavy
bank of clouds was problematic, and the lack of thermals certainly didn't
do us any favors.



Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant- 13
Herring Gull-1 adult

HUMMINGBIRD- 13



Subject: Lebanon County
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 16:10 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
At Reistville ponds along Prescott Rd. I had these highlights.

Semipalmated Plover-1

Semipalmated Sandpiper-2

Pectoral Sandpiper is up to 3

Also the tour road at MCWMA closes this weekend.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: White Pelican seen??
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 15:35 pm
From: 0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I was wondering if anyone tried for the White Pelican today that Mike Epler found yesterday in the river in Lancaster County?  I might have some time to look from shore tomorrow, and was curious if it was still around. 

Tim Becker
Lebanon County

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: Osprey-Washington County
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 12:52 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Late this morning I saw an Osprey again, flying towards Lake Joann from
Timber Lake.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Duck Hollow-Allegheny County
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 12:50 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
This morning there were 22 Mallards, 1 Double-crested Cormorant, 6 Common
Mergansers and 1 Solitary Sandpiper present. The sandpiper took off when a
barge came upriver and I did not see it again. One merganser was on the
water directly below the parking area, providing nice views and 5 more were
further upriver, viewable through a scope.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Warblers Custards, Crawford County
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 10:33 am
From: pabirder1974 AT gmail.com
 
I birded before work today for an hour around Custards and the game lands.
I had 2 waves of warblers

3 Black Throated Green Warblers
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
4 Am Redstarts
7 ish Magnolias
2 Black and White Warblers
2 Red Eye Vireos
1 Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
1 Yellow Billed Cuckoo
2 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Good Birding
http://www.flickr.com/photos/p...



Shawn Collins
Crawford County



Subject: Washington County "visiting" warblers
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 10:29 am
From: 0000001a0b1f86e1-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following warblers "visited" in East Finley Twp. Washington County Sept
12 thru Sept 15, 2014:


Nashville warbler
Magnolia warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Hooded Warbler
Bay-breasted warbler
Wilson's Warbler

Pat Hutcheson Eat Finley Twp. Washington County



Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 9:17 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 13 17
Turkey Vulture 0 75 103
Osprey 8 42 47
Bald Eagle 1 19 26
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 74 77
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 87 1064 1124
Red-tailed Hawk 4 29 43
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 2
American Kestrel 2 14 20
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 4

Total: 116 1362 1499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers: Ellis Blauch, Fred Habbeger, Gayle McKinne, Jay George,
Steve Walthius, Sue Cooper, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
10+ visitors including Sue & Gary Robson


Weather:
Temp's in the 50's early rising into the low 70's. Clear skies with winds
generally out of the north.


Raptor Observations:
Big Broad-winged flight failed to materialize but mid day brought a nice
variety including Peregrine in the 3 to 4 EDT hour and late day immature
Bald Eagle@ 5:01 EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-13; Scarlet Tanagers,Eastern Wood Peewee,Phoebe, CHSW's,resident
Red-Shouldered Hawk, Raven, local and migrating Hummer's; Metlife
Blimp@11:30 EDT south of Annville.

Predictions:
Same weather as today, everyone hopeful for a Broad-winged Hawk movement?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- Sep 18, 2014
Date: Thu Sep 18 2014 8:04 am
From: daniel.e.weeks AT verizon.net
 
This morning I saw a nice wave of warblers and a Philadelphia Vireo, which was briefly chased by a Redstart.  Also saw a Black-billed Cuckoo eat a caterpillar. 

Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 18, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
1.5 miles
56 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 8:02 AM. Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
1 Black-billed Cuckoo -- Ate a caterpillar.
2 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Philadelphia Vireo -- Next to off leash area. Was chased by a redstart.
2 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee -- Heard calling.
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Carolina Wren
14 American Robin
3 Cedar Waxwing
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
3 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 House Sparrow



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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2014) 110 Raptors
Date: Wed Sep 17 2014 22:44 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 77 81
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 45 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 122 122
Cooper's Hawk 4 16 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 54 756 757
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 31 31
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 10 10

Total: 110 1082 1095
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers: Bill Cranny, Chuck Root, Gary Stolz, John D'Amico,
Judy Mayer, Mike Gallagher

Visitors:
Keith Symons, Mary Bleecker, Francis Keidel, Dennis McNight, Pat Bolger,
Elizabeth Haney


Weather:
A nice day with mild temperatures, and great hawkwatching clouds to fill
the sky. Light winds variable throughout the day, shifting from NE to WSW
to S.

Raptor Observations:
Not the biggest bang for our buck on the Broad-wingeds for today's calendar
date.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk-2
Hummingbirds-4
COMMON RAVENS- Two in the distance (west). This is still considered a
fairly rare bird in this part of PA. One known nesting pair resides within
a few miles of our site.

Monarch Butterflies-9


Predictions:
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly@rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



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