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17 Aug: @ 17:38:31 
sorry [Sandra Goodwin]
17 Aug: @ 17:31:06 
Re: PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227) [Sandra Goodwin]
17 Aug: @ 17:27:40 
Re: PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227) [Joe DeMarco]
17 Aug: @ 17:23:16 
Lebanon County [Windstream Mail]
17 Aug: @ 17:17:26 
Bake Oven Knob (17 Aug 2017) 140 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Aug: @ 17:12:30 
Time Running Out to Register for the Annual Meeting [Vernon Gauthier]
17 Aug: @ 16:57:51 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Aug 2017) 63 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Aug: @ 15:16:40 
Waggoner's Gap (17 Aug 2017) 26 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
17 Aug: @ 10:22:44 
eBird Taxonomy update. Download error. [Kate StJohn]
17 Aug: @ 08:27:04 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Aug 2017) 28 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Aug: @ 19:26:57 
Song Sparrow feeding Cowbird [Michael Fialkovich]
16 Aug: @ 17:49:51 
Second Mountain (16 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Aug: @ 17:22:33 
Bake Oven Knob (16 Aug 2017) 80 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Aug: @ 16:09:13 
Allegheny Front (16 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Aug: @ 15:17:37 
Lebanon County [Windstream Mail]
16 Aug: @ 13:46:09 
Waggoner's Gap (16 Aug 2017) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
16 Aug: @ 11:39:04 
Re: SNOWY EGRET [Zachary Millen]
16 Aug: @ 09:32:47 
SNOWY EGRET [walt honsinger]
15 Aug: @ 20:54:43 
Blue Jays. [Herbert Flavell]
15 Aug: @ 19:30:18 
White-winged Tern [Mark Vass]
15 Aug: @ 18:40:02 
Allegheny Front (15 Aug 2017) 4 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
15 Aug: @ 16:57:40 
Bake Oven Knob (15 Aug 2017) 11 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
15 Aug: @ 16:30:44 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Aug 2017) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
15 Aug: @ 16:17:01 
Bobolinks, York County [Dean Newhouse]
15 Aug: @ 16:14:58 
Blue Jay, House Sparrows - Chester Co [steve cottrell]
15 Aug: @ 14:48:12 
glossy ibis, Luzerne Co. [Sandra Goodwin]
15 Aug: @ 14:03:27 
Waggoner's Gap (15 Aug 2017) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
15 Aug: @ 13:34:44 
Ibis at West Fairview [Kermit Henning]
14 Aug: @ 23:02:23 
Talented Turkey Vulture, Montgomery county [Dave Leibert]
14 Aug: @ 21:16:40 
Re: bird id [Ann Pettigrew]
14 Aug: @ 19:39:20 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Ted Nichols II]
14 Aug: @ 18:55:36 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Tom Dougherty]
14 Aug: @ 17:27:54 
Turkey chicks [Bob Machesney]
14 Aug: @ 15:47:22 
Lebanon County, Middle Creek WMA [Windstream Mail]
14 Aug: @ 14:38:35 
Re: bird id [Scott Weidensaul]
14 Aug: @ 14:30:41 
bird id [Sarah Haas]
14 Aug: @ 12:40:42 
Waggoner's Gap (14 Aug 2017) 8 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
14 Aug: @ 09:06:57 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Aidan Place]
14 Aug: @ 08:09:16 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Geoff Malosh]
14 Aug: @ 07:40:03 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Zachary Millen]
14 Aug: @ 07:24:33 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Bruce Carl]
13 Aug: @ 21:36:03 
Eastern Screech owls , Washington County [g. g]
13 Aug: @ 21:32:54 
Fwd: eBird Report - Green Valley Park, Aug 13, 2017 [Karyn Delaney]
13 Aug: @ 17:38:59 
Black tern, York Co. [Richard Cleary]
13 Aug: @ 16:35:43 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Sean minnick]
13 Aug: @ 16:34:31 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Ted Nichols II]
13 Aug: @ 16:26:48 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Bob Keener]
13 Aug: @ 16:16:26 
Re: White-winged Tern? [Mike Dreibelbis]
13 Aug: @ 16:07:07 
Waggoner's Gap (13 Aug 2017) 17 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
13 Aug: @ 15:28:34 
White-winged Tern? [Marg Higbee]





Subject: sorry
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 17:38 pm
From: 000000e529effc61-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Sorry for the message to a friend trying to change his e-mail address
for PaBirds, which somehow got sent to the list.

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming Co.



Subject: PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 17:31 pm
From: 000000e529effc61-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I think you may be able to go to

PABIRDS@List.Audubon.ORG

and leave a message with your new address?


On Aug 17, 2017, at 6:27 PM, Joe DeMarco wrote:

> How do I change the email address I get this report on?
>
> Joe DeMarco
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> ] On Behalf Of PABIRDS automatic digest system
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 AM
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> Subject: PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227)
>
> There are 8 messages totaling 371 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. SNOWY EGRET (2)
> 2. Waggoner's Gap (16 Aug 2017) 1 Raptors
> 3. Lebanon County
> 4. Allegheny Front (16 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors
> 5. Bake Oven Knob (16 Aug 2017) 80 Raptors
> 6. Second Mountain (16 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors
> 7. Song Sparrow feeding Cowbird
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:32:42 +0000
> From: walt honsinger
> Subject: SNOWY EGRET
>
> I observed a snowy egret last evening in Overlook Park, Manheim Twp,
> Lancaster county yesterday. The egret was at the large pond to the
> left as you enter from Fruitville Pike near the shops. Also present
> was an immature great blue heron that seemed very upset that the
> egret was there.
>
>
> Walt Honsinger, Manheim Twp, Lancaster County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:38:18 -0400
> From: Zachary Millen
> Subject: Re: SNOWY EGRET
>
> I looked around the ponds at Overlook park and golf course, as well
> as Alcoa Marsh and the Snowy was not present at this time. Two Great
> Egrets and a Green were the entire heron count.
>
> On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:32 AM, walt honsinger >
> wrote:
>
>> I observed a snowy egret last evening in Overlook Park, Manheim Twp,
>> Lancaster county yesterday. The egret was at the large pond to the
>> left as you enter from Fruitville Pike near the shops. Also present
>> was an immature great blue heron that seemed very upset that the
>> egret was there.
>>
>>
>> Walt Honsinger, Manheim Twp, Lancaster County
>>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:52 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
> Subject: Waggoner's Gap (16 Aug 2017) 1 Raptors
>
> Waggoner's Gap
> 40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Aug
> 16, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV 0 0 0
> TV 0 0 0
> OS 0 8 8
> BE 0 12 12
> NH 1 3 3
> SS 0 4 4
> CH 0 2 2
> NG 0 0 0
> RS 0 3 3
> BW 0 23 23
> RT 0 11 11
> RL 0 0 0
> GE 0 0 0
> AK 0 6 6
> ML 0 0 0
> PG 0 0 0
> UA 0 0 0
> UB 0 0 0
> UF 0 0 0
> UE 0 0 0
> UR 0 0 0
>
> Total: 1 72 72
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:00:00
> Observation end time: 13:00:00
> Total observation time: 4 hours
>
> Official Counter: Ron Freed
>
> Observers: Pat Freed
>
> Visitors:
> 8
>
>
> Weather:
> Fair skies and moderate NNW winds. Seemingly ideal flight
> conditions, but only one countable bird.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Only bird - NH 9:55
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarchs - 2
> =
> =
> ======================================================================
> Report submitted by Ron Freed (rrfreed@embarqmail.com) Waggoner's
> Gap information may be found at:
> www.waggap.com
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:17:03 -0400
> From: Windstream Mail
> Subject: Lebanon County
>
> Today I was at Middle Creek WMA I started at the pond near
> Sunnyside Road at 1:20 pm and had 5 Glossy Ibis and a Little Blue
> Heron, the immature. Then I went to Rt. 897 ponds and Barry Bell was
> also near Chapel Rd. and there were no ibis that we could find.
> Then we went back to the Sunnyside Road pond and Barry counted 6
> Glossys Ibis. I was waiting about hour before 6 Glossys fed
> single file through the trees. The Little Blue Heron was in view
> most of the time.
>
> Randy C. Miller
>
> Lancaster County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:09:04 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
> Subject: Allegheny Front (16 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors
>
> Allegheny Front
> Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV 0 0 0
> TV 0 0 0
> OS 0 0 0
> BE 0 0 0
> NH 0 0 0
> SS 0 1 1
> CH 0 0 0
> NG 0 0 0
> RS 0 0 0
> BW 2 3 3
> RT 0 1 1
> RL 0 0 0
> GE 0 0 0
> AK 0 0 0
> ML 0 0 0
> PG 0 0 0
> UA 0 0 0
> UB 0 1 1
> UF 0 0 0
> UE 0 0 0
> UR 0 0 0
>
> Total: 2 6 6
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 14:30:00
> Total observation time: 7.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> The Daly family
>
>
> Weather:
> lt W/SW winds; valley haze all day;hot & dry
>
> Raptor Observations:
> 2 BWs
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> TVs,crows,waxwings,E. phoebe,hummingbirds,flicker,tree swallows.
> Also cabbage whites,c. sulphurs,tiger swallowtails,bl.
> swallowtails,gr. spangled frittilary,anglewing sp.,4 monarchs
>
> Predictions:
> lt. SSE winds,partly cloudy,high near 80F with chance of PM rain/t-
> storms
> =
> =
> ======================================================================
> Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:22:15 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
> Subject: Bake Oven Knob (16 Aug 2017) 80 Raptors
>
> Bake Oven Knob
> 2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor
> Counts: Aug 16, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 4 4 4
> Turkey Vulture 16 27 27
> Osprey 4 4 4
> Bald Eagle 4 4 4
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 37 37 37
> Red-tailed Hawk 11 11 11
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 0 0
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 3 3 3
>
> Total: 80 91 91
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:30:00
> Observation end time: 15:30:00
> Total observation time: 8 hours
>
> Official Counter: Chelsea
>
> Observers: Corey Husic, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, Ron
> Hillegass
>
> Visitors:
> None
>
>
> Weather:
> 68-83, light early morning fog gave way to partly cloudy skies by
> early afternoon. Light 3-6 mph northwest wind constant throughout day.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Bald Eagle (4): 1016a, 1156i, 1208i, 1524a, and a non-migratory
> immature at 1420.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Raven (17), Hummingbird (5), Monarch (7), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
> Chickadee sp., Purple Martin, American Goldfinch
>
> Predictions:
> A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly
> sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in
> the afternoon.
> Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a
> tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
> =
> =
> ======================================================================
> Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com) Bake Oven Knob
> information may be found at:
> www.lgnc.org
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:49:34 -0800
> From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
> Subject: Second Mountain (16 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors
>
> Second Mountain
> Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 1 1 1
> Bald Eagle 0 0 0
> Northern Harrier 0 0 0
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
> Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
> Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 0 0 0
> Merlin 0 0 0
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
>
> Total: 3 3 3
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 07:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 9 hours
>
> Official Counter: Ed Chubb
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> 5 vehicles, 15 individuals.
>
>
> Weather:
> Early fog and hawk watch in the clouds followed by clearing and
> rising temp's into the 80's. Winds generally out of the NW.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Local birds-Red tail'& Broad wing'
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarchs-8;
>
> Predictions:
> Weather should be favorable for a typical mid-August flight.
> =
> =
> ======================================================================
> Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net) Second
> Mountain information may be found at:
> 2ndmtn.shutterfly.com
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:27:03 -0400
> From: Michael Fialkovich
> Subject: Song Sparrow feeding Cowbird
>
> Hi,
>
> I heard a young bird's begging calls in my yard this evening and
> found a Song Sparrow feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird. It's
> not the first time this has occurred in my yard but it's been a few
> years since I've seen a duped Song Sparrow here.
>
> Mike Fialkovich
> Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
>
> ------------------------------
>
> End of PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227)
> **************************************************************



Subject: PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227)
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 17:27 pm
From: jdemarco AT epix.net
 
How do I change the email address I get this report on?

Joe DeMarco

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania [mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of PABIRDS automatic digest system
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 AM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227)

There are 8 messages totaling 371 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. SNOWY EGRET (2)
2. Waggoner's Gap (16 Aug 2017) 1 Raptors
3. Lebanon County
4. Allegheny Front (16 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors
5. Bake Oven Knob (16 Aug 2017) 80 Raptors
6. Second Mountain (16 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors
7. Song Sparrow feeding Cowbird

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:32:42 +0000
From: walt honsinger
Subject: SNOWY EGRET

I observed a snowy egret last evening in Overlook Park, Manheim Twp, Lancaster county yesterday. The egret was at the large pond to the left as you enter from Fruitville Pike near the shops. Also present was an immature great blue heron that seemed very upset that the egret was there.


Walt Honsinger, Manheim Twp, Lancaster County

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:38:18 -0400
From: Zachary Millen
Subject: Re: SNOWY EGRET

I looked around the ponds at Overlook park and golf course, as well as Alcoa Marsh and the Snowy was not present at this time. Two Great Egrets and a Green were the entire heron count.

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:32 AM, walt honsinger
wrote:

> I observed a snowy egret last evening in Overlook Park, Manheim Twp,
> Lancaster county yesterday. The egret was at the large pond to the
> left as you enter from Fruitville Pike near the shops. Also present
> was an immature great blue heron that seemed very upset that the egret was there.
>
>
> Walt Honsinger, Manheim Twp, Lancaster County
>

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:52 -0800
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
Subject: Waggoner's Gap (16 Aug 2017) 1 Raptors

Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 8 8
BE 0 12 12
NH 1 3 3
SS 0 4 4
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 3 3
BW 0 23 23
RT 0 11 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 6 6
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 1 72 72
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ron Freed

Observers: Pat Freed

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Fair skies and moderate NNW winds. Seemingly ideal flight conditions, but only one countable bird.

Raptor Observations:
Only bird - NH 9:55

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ron Freed (rrfreed@embarqmail.com) Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:17:03 -0400
From: Windstream Mail
Subject: Lebanon County

Today I was at Middle Creek WMA I started at the pond near Sunnyside Road at 1:20 pm and had 5 Glossy Ibis and a Little Blue Heron, the immature. Then I went to Rt. 897 ponds and Barry Bell was also near Chapel Rd. and there were no ibis that we could find. Then we went back to the Sunnyside Road pond and Barry counted 6 Glossy™s Ibis. I was waiting about hour before 6 Glossy™s fed single file through the trees. The Little Blue Heron was in view most of the time.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:09:04 -0800
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
Subject: Allegheny Front (16 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors

Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 0
BE 0 0 0
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 1 1
CH 0 0 0
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 2 3 3
RT 0 1 1
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 0 0
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 2 6 6
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
The Daly family


Weather:
lt W/SW winds; valley haze all day;hot & dry

Raptor Observations:
2 BWs

Non-raptor Observations:
TVs,crows,waxwings,E. phoebe,hummingbirds,flicker,tree swallows. Also cabbage whites,c. sulphurs,tiger swallowtails,bl. swallowtails,gr. spangled frittilary,anglewing sp.,4 monarchs

Predictions:
lt. SSE winds,partly cloudy,high near 80F with chance of PM rain/t-storms ========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:22:15 -0800
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
Subject: Bake Oven Knob (16 Aug 2017) 80 Raptors

Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 4 4
Turkey Vulture 16 27 27
Osprey 4 4 4
Bald Eagle 4 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 37 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 11 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 3 3

Total: 80 91 91
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea

Observers: Corey Husic, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
None


Weather:
68-83, light early morning fog gave way to partly cloudy skies by early afternoon. Light 3-6 mph northwest wind constant throughout day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (4): 1016a, 1156i, 1208i, 1524a, and a non-migratory immature at 1420.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven (17), Hummingbird (5), Monarch (7), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Chickadee sp., Purple Martin, American Goldfinch

Predictions:
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com) Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:49:34 -0800
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports"
Subject: Second Mountain (16 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors

Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 3 3 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
5 vehicles, 15 individuals.


Weather:
Early fog and hawk watch in the clouds followed by clearing and rising temp's into the 80's. Winds generally out of the NW.

Raptor Observations:
Local birds-Red tail'& Broad wing'

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-8;

Predictions:
Weather should be favorable for a typical mid-August flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net) Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:27:03 -0400
From: Michael Fialkovich
Subject: Song Sparrow feeding Cowbird

Hi,

I heard a young bird's begging calls in my yard this evening and found a Song Sparrow feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird. It's not the first time this has occurred in my yard but it's been a few years since I've seen a duped Song Sparrow here.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County

------------------------------

End of PABIRDS Digest - 15 Aug 2017 to 16 Aug 2017 (#2017-227)
**************************************************************



Subject: Lebanon County
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 17:23 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Today at Middle Creek WMA we started at the pond near Sunnyside Road the
highlight was an Immature Little Blue Heron at 2:30 about. Than along Rt.
897 near Chapel Road was also a Little Blue Heron , both with no blue tipped
wings. With farming there today the ibis's might be hiding.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (17 Aug 2017) 140 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 17:17 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 8 8
Turkey Vulture 14 41 41
Osprey 7 11 11
Bald Eagle 4 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 98 135 135
Red-tailed Hawk 5 16 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 140 231 231
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea Johnson

Observers: Corey Husic, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, Rick Gaeta

Visitors:
A couple of day hikers, Ty Sharrow, and Peter Collins from Arizona.


Weather:
70-83F, with light cloud cover in the morning. Winds were light and
variable with speeds of 1-5 mph. Winds shifted from NE to SW early
afternoon with increasing cloud cover during the day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (4): 1137a, 1138a, 1313i, 1353i.
Non migratory Bald Eagle immature at 1556 and a non-migratory Bald Eagle
adult at 1628.


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird (2), Raven (16), Monarch (10), Cormorant (1), Bobolink,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chickadee sp, Black-throated Green Warbler, Cedar
Waxwing, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Predictions:
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce small hail,
gusty winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. High near 82. Southeast
wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is
80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Time Running Out to Register for the Annual Meeting
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 17:12 pm
From: pabirder AT gmail.com
 
Greetings!
If you have been holding off on registering for the PSO Annual Meeting in
Carlisle PA on September 15-17 you might want to consider doing so soon!
Last day to register by mail is August 20th (needs to be postmarked no
later than the 20th) and online is August 25th. We reached 120 registered
folks today, but as I say, there is always room for one more! Please note
that there will be no late or walk in registrations for this event. Go here
for more information and to register
http://www.pabirds.org/AnnualM...
Best,
Vern Gauthier
Vice President PSO



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Aug 2017) 63 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 16:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 2 3 3
Bald Eagle 3 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 56 80 80
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 63 91 91
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4.83 hours

Compiler: JF Therrien

Counters: JF Therrien

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (17 Aug 2017) 26 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 15:16 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 8 8
BE 1 13 13
NH 1 4 4
SS 0 4 4
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 3 3
BW 17 40 40
RT 4 15 15
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 2 8 8
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 1 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 26 98 98
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers:

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Mid level clouds with a light to moderate SSE wind. Persistent haze.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 11:07

first bird BW 9:31
last bird BW 1:53

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 10.
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: eBird Taxonomy update. Download error.
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 10:22 am
From: 0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I'm passing this along to eBird mobile app users regarding DOWNLOAD ERRORs. It is not your phone's fault. Do not bother to uninstall & reinstall eBird (yet). Here's what (I think) is happening. If you know other news, please pass it along.

eBird's home page says they are updating the taxonomy checklists beginning Aug 15 and it will take a few days. They also say it won't break anything but for the time being, it has broken everything in Allegheny County except hotspots -- at least for me.http://ebird.org/content/ebird...
I uninstalled & reinstalled eBird TWICE and it made no difference. I experimented with what works. Here's what I found out:1. IT WORKS when I chose a public Hotspot such as "Schenley Park"
2. IT GETS DOWNLOAD ERRORS WHEN CHOOSING
Location From Map -or- Personal LocationThe message is:
"Download Error: There was an error while downloading the checklist. You can try again (still fails!) or use the full taxonomy to start to start an offline checklist." [I used full taxonomy ... "NOCA" is both Northern Cassowary and Northern Cardinal]
Then when you try to submit
It says "confirm your location" and then tries to download the checklist again and fails.
*** It saves the checklist "offline" on your cellphone. You could submit it later when Cornell's update is done (I assume).

I await more news from Cornell Lab.

Kate St. John
birdsoutsidemywindow.org



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Aug 2017) 28 Raptors
Date: Thu Aug 17 2017 8:27 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 24 24 24
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 28 28 28
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler:

Counters: Bracken Brown

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Song Sparrow feeding Cowbird
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 19:26 pm
From: mpfial AT verizon.net
 
Hi,

I heard a young bird's begging calls in my yard this evening and found a Song Sparrow feeding a juvenile Brown-headed Cowbird. It's not the first time this has occurred in my yard but it's been a few years since I've seen a duped Song Sparrow here.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County



Subject: Second Mountain (16 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 17:49 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 3 3 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ed Chubb

Observers:

Visitors:
5 vehicles, 15 individuals.


Weather:
Early fog and hawk watch in the clouds followed by clearing and rising
temp's into the 80's. Winds generally out of the NW.

Raptor Observations:
Local birds-Red tail'& Broad wing'

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-8;

Predictions:
Weather should be favorable for a typical mid-August flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk@comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (16 Aug 2017) 80 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 17:22 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 4 4
Turkey Vulture 16 27 27
Osprey 4 4 4
Bald Eagle 4 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 37 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 11 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 3 3

Total: 80 91 91
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea

Observers: Corey Husic, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
None


Weather:
68-83, light early morning fog gave way to partly cloudy skies by early
afternoon. Light 3-6 mph northwest wind constant throughout day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (4): 1016a, 1156i, 1208i, 1524a, and a non-migratory immature at
1420.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven (17), Hummingbird (5), Monarch (7), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Chickadee
sp., Purple Martin, American Goldfinch

Predictions:
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with
a high near 82. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth
of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Allegheny Front (16 Aug 2017) 2 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 16:09 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 0
BE 0 0 0
NH 0 0 0
SS 0 1 1
CH 0 0 0
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 2 3 3
RT 0 1 1
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 0 0
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 2 6 6
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:

Visitors:
The Daly family


Weather:
lt W/SW winds; valley haze all day;hot & dry

Raptor Observations:
2 BWs

Non-raptor Observations:
TVs,crows,waxwings,E. phoebe,hummingbirds,flicker,tree swallows. Also
cabbage whites,c. sulphurs,tiger swallowtails,bl. swallowtails,gr. spangled
frittilary,anglewing sp.,4 monarchs

Predictions:
lt. SSE winds,partly cloudy,high near 80F with chance of PM rain/t-storms
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()



Subject: Lebanon County
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 15:17 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Today I was at Middle Creek WMA I  started at the pond near Sunnyside Road
at 1:20 pm and had 5 Glossy Ibis and a Little Blue Heron, the immature. Then
I went to Rt. 897 ponds and Barry Bell was also near Chapel Rd. and there
were no ibis that we could find. Then we went back to the Sunnyside Road
pond and Barry counted 6 Glossy’s Ibis. I was waiting about hour before 6
Glossy’s fed single file through the trees. The Little Blue Heron was in
view most of the time.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (16 Aug 2017) 1 Raptors
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 13:46 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 8 8
BE 0 12 12
NH 1 3 3
SS 0 4 4
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 3 3
BW 0 23 23
RT 0 11 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 6 6
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 1 72 72
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ron Freed

Observers: Pat Freed

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Fair skies and moderate NNW winds. Seemingly ideal flight conditions, but
only one countable bird.

Raptor Observations:
Only bird - NH 9:55

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ron Freed (rrfreed@embarqmail.com)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: SNOWY EGRET
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 11:39 am
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
I looked around the ponds at Overlook park and golf course, as well as
Alcoa Marsh and the Snowy was not present at this time. Two Great Egrets
and a Green were the entire heron count.

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:32 AM, walt honsinger
wrote:

> I observed a snowy egret last evening in Overlook Park, Manheim Twp,
> Lancaster county yesterday. The egret was at the large pond to the left as
> you enter from Fruitville Pike near the shops. Also present was an immature
> great blue heron that seemed very upset that the egret was there.
>
>
> Walt Honsinger, Manheim Twp, Lancaster County
>



Subject: SNOWY EGRET
Date: Wed Aug 16 2017 9:32 am
From: walthonsinger AT hotmail.com
 
I observed a snowy egret last evening in Overlook Park, Manheim Twp, Lancaster county yesterday. The egret was at the large pond to the left as you enter from Fruitville Pike near the shops. Also present was an immature great blue heron that seemed very upset that the egret was there.


Walt Honsinger, Manheim Twp, Lancaster County



Subject: Blue Jays.
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 20:54 pm
From: herb1013 AT epix.net
 
Has anyone tried peanuts in the shell for feeding birds. I buy a 5 pound
bag that lasts about 5 days to a week. The Blue Jays love them. There
will not be a Blue Jay in sight till I put out the peanuts then they
come by the dozens.They come so fast that I don't even have the window
closed before 2 or 3 take a peanut.Even the babies with no head feathers
learn fast that the peanuts are better than seed. I have a lot of Jays
because most of my 25 acres of trees are Evergreens with 5 acres of 200
year old Hemlock. When they are not eating my peanuts and seed they eat
the cone seeds from the Evergreens The Jays also love the suet cakes. I
go through 2 a day. What little is left I throw in the flat seed feeder
for Ricky Raccoon and Minnie his mate to eat at night.

Herb Flavell Gods Knob Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County



Subject: White-winged Tern
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 19:30 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
Yve Morrell from Florida is doing a ABA Big Year
She chased the White-winged Tern on Saturday and posted this to her blog

http://thedancingbirder.com/12...

This was bird #718 for her

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Allegheny Front (15 Aug 2017) 4 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 18:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 0 0
BE 0 0 0
NH 0 0 0
SS 1 1 1
CH 0 0 0
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 1 1 1
RT 1 1 1
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 0 0
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 1 1 1
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 4 4 4
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Rocco

Observers: Bob Wertz

Visitors:
BOB WERTZ


Weather:
Early morning fog extending the whole way cross the valley could only see
the far mountains.
West winds were ' very light in the morning. Switched to SE
Average temp 19c
Cloud cover 100 per cent

Raptor Observations:
4 raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
WAXWINGS, CHICADEES, FLYCATCHER, 2 Hummers, Ravens

2 monarchs, cabbage whites, black dealerships, tiger swallowtails

Predictions:
CLRAR, TEMPS IN THE 80s
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (15 Aug 2017) 11 Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 16:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 11 11 11
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 11 11
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Chelsea

Observers: Chad Schwartz, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
A few hikers.


Weather:
57-67˚F, overcast with light morning showers. Mid-morning to early
afternoon fog decreased visibility to less than 1 mile. Visibility
increased as fog burned off in late afternoon. Winds were light and
variable with speeds between 0-3 mph from the northeast.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, Cedar Waxwing,
Red-eyed Vireo,Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, American Goldfinch,
Blue Jay, Scarlet Tanager, Barn Swallow, and unidentified probable
waterfowl.

Predictions:
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny,
with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the
afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less
than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes@hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Aug 2017) Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 16:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler: Laurie Goodrich

Counters: Bob Davidheiser, David Barber

Weather:
Low clouds and some rain most of the day with clearing in late afternoon,
light and variable winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
tree swallow, barn swallow, scarlet tanager, wood thrush, cedar waxwing,
monarchs, green darners
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich@hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



Subject: Bobolinks, York County
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 16:17 pm
From: dean.newhouse AT gmail.com
 
Had a flock of Bobolinks moving through the grasslands at Hopewell Township
Recreational Area today at about Noon in Hopewell Township, southern York
County. At least a dozen. All in non-breeding plumage.

Dean Newhouse
York County



Subject: Blue Jay, House Sparrows - Chester Co
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 16:14 pm
From: miami.07 AT hotmail.com
 
9 juvenile House Sparrows were lined up in a row on the deck handrail, waiting for a Blue Jay to finish nibbling on a kernel of corn on a platform feeder a few feet away.  Juvenile House Sparrows in late summer are a royal annoyance, but mercifully they depart as quickly as they came with only a few returning in early spring to be a nuisance during nesting season. It is then when it is important to control them.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp



Subject: glossy ibis, Luzerne Co.
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 14:48 pm
From: chickadd AT ptd.net
 
Reported by Jon Thomas, today, at Plymouth Flats.


Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming Co.



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (15 Aug 2017) Raptors
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 14:03 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 0 8 8
BE 0 12 12
NH 0 2 2
SS 0 4 4
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 3 3
BW 0 23 23
RT 0 11 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 6 6
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 0 71 71
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers: Don Orris

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Fog slowly lifting, light variable winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



Subject: Ibis at West Fairview
Date: Tue Aug 15 2017 13:34 pm
From: 0000003ed26bf4fb-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
At 6:30 this morning, an immature white ibis flew into the boat launch area
in West Fairview, at the mouth of the Conodoguinet Creek. It stayed only a
few minutes, until a car came racing in and scared it off. It flew
upriver.

Kermit Henning
Mechanicsburg



Subject: Talented Turkey Vulture, Montgomery county
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 23:02 pm
From: xdave AT enter.net
 
Howdy.

A few weekends ago we were heading down to the Amish event south of
Morgantown, PA.

Along route 100 a turkey vulture wandered in into the center of the 2
lane highway from the woods on the left towards a freshly killed
squirrel. This squirrel was still in decent looking condition but you
know, dead. It was lying right on the center line.

At first I thought this was a turkey crossing the road somewhat
nonchalantly . What transpired was pretty awe inspiring for a TV.

I started thinking that things were going to end badly when the TV
stopped right on the double yellow line by the squirrel. My car was
rapidly approaching as was another from the opposite direction.

In an instant the TV grabbed the squirrel by the scruff of the neck and
launched itself into the air back towards the woods at the left side of
the road. It seemed to climb up at a steep angle closer to the vertical
and then at about ten feet of altitude , sufficient to clear an
automobile, it switched to level flight and while avoiding getting hit.
It flew right into the woods with its prize.

As far as I can remember I've never seen a TV display such scavenging
prowess.

Happy birding,
Dave



Subject: bird id
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 21:16 pm
From: rook185 AT comcast.net
 
I have never seen a fledgling goldfinch!  Pretty cute!

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185@comcast.net
www.pbase.com/rook185

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 14, 2017, at 3:38 PM, Scott Weidensaul wrote:
>
> That's a juvenile American goldfinch, and judging from the photo, probably had naturally fledged already -- songbirds usually leave the nest before they're really able to fly well. You did no harm putting it back in the nest, but don't expect it to stay there.
>
> Scott Weidensaul
> Schuylkill Haven, PA
>
>
>
>
>> On Aug 14, 2017, at 3:20 PM, Sarah Haas wrote:
>>
>> Can anyone tell me what type of baby bird this is? Baby is safely back in
>> it's nest....just curious!!!
>>
>> https://www.facebook.com/photo...
>>
>> (hoping that link works!)
>>
>> Sarah



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 19:39 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
No positive reports despite extensive efforts today reported by multiple
individuals throughout the day... Looks like the bird is gone.

-Ted

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 19:55 Tom Dougherty wrote:

> Any word on the Tern today, or did it not show. Thanks,
>
> Tom Dougherty
> Chambersburg PA
> Sent from my iPhone
>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 18:55 pm
From: tomdoc AT hotmail.com
 
Any word on the Tern today, or did it not show. Thanks,

Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg PA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 14, 2017, at 10:06, Aidan Place wrote:
>
> I'm departing the lake now (10) and the tern has not made an appearance all morning despite extensive searching and waiting around the lake by a number of birders.
>
> I would be very surprised if it's still present here, the fog has totally cleared off and unless it's very well hidden, the lake is ternless.
>
> A number of nearby lakes have also been searched to no avail.
>
> Now it's time for me to make the long drive back to Pittsburgh...
>
> Good birding,
> Aidan Place
> Allegheny County
>
>
>> On Aug 14, 2017, at 9:08 AM, Geoff Malosh wrote:
>>
>> Per an update on the statewide RBA text service, the bird has NOT been seen this morning.
>>
>> Geoff Malosh
>> Allegheny County
>>
>> -------- Original message --------From: Bruce Carl Date:08/14/2017 08:24 (GMT-05:00) To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] White-winged Tern?
>> Any updates this morning?
>>
>> Bruce A Carl
>> Akron / Lanc. Co.
>>
>> On Aug 13, 2017 5:35 PM, "Sean minnick" <
>> 000000e43a187682-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:
>>
>>> According to the Folks that came down fro Cornell, this is the first ever
>>> recorded White-wing Tern in PA and the first and possibly one that will be
>>> reported in North America this year.
>>>
>>> Sean Minnick
>>> Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
>>>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bob Keener wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
>>>> morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in
>>> PA?
>>>>
>>>> Bob Keener
>>>> Franklin CO
>>>>> On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
>>>>>
>>>>> Mike
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends
>>>>> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Marg Higbee
>>>>>> bcoriole@windstream.net
>>>>>> Indiana, PA
>>>>>
>>>



Subject: Turkey chicks
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 17:27 pm
From: 00000063d316063a-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I just reported to the Game Commission 1 hen and 8 chicks in my backyard for their turkey survey. It looks like the chicks are only a couple days old, if that. This seems really late in the year for chicks.

Bob Machesney
Ross Twp
Allegheny County



Subject: Lebanon County, Middle Creek WMA
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 15:47 pm
From: randyc11 AT windstream.net
 
Today my highlights from MCWMA started at 11:30 am our first stop was near
the white shed near Sunnyside Rd. was a Little Blue Heron, the first year
one. Than along Rt. 897 near Chapel Rd. was a Glossy Ibis. Than at 2 pm back
to the pond near Sunnyside Road I started with 3 Glossy Ibis than 4 more
joined . the Little Blue Heron was still there too. In the tree row along
Sunnyside Rd. was a male Blue Grosbeak . Barry Bell found almost all , and
is still looking for the first year White Ibis.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Subject: bird id
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 14:38 pm
From: scottweidensaul AT verizon.net
 
That's a juvenile American goldfinch, and judging from the photo, probably had naturally fledged already -- songbirds usually leave the nest before they're really able to fly well. You did no harm putting it back in the nest, but don't expect it to stay there.

Scott Weidensaul
Schuylkill Haven, PA




On Aug 14, 2017, at 3:20 PM, Sarah Haas wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what type of baby bird this is? Baby is safely back in
> it's nest....just curious!!!
>
> https://www.facebook.com/photo...
>
> (hoping that link works!)
>
> Sarah



Subject: bird id
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 14:30 pm
From: smhaas AT buffalo.edu
 
Can anyone tell me what type of baby bird this is? Baby is safely back in
it's nest....just curious!!!

https://www.facebook.com/photo...

(hoping that link works!)

Sarah



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (14 Aug 2017) 8 Raptors
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 12:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 8 8
BE 0 12 12
NH 2 2 2
SS 1 4 4
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 3 3
BW 2 23 23
RT 0 11 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 6 6
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 8 71 71
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Joe Kelly, Ron Freed

Observers: Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed

Visitors:
11


Weather:
Overcast with haze and light S wind. Showers arrived at 12:00.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - NH 8:52
Last bird - OS 11:01

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Ron Freed (rrfreed@embarqmail.com)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 9:06 am
From: placea AT winchesterthurston.org
 
I'm departing the lake now (10) and the tern has not made an appearance all morning despite extensive searching and waiting around the lake by a number of birders. 

I would be very surprised if it's still present here, the fog has totally cleared off and unless it's very well hidden, the lake is ternless.

A number of nearby lakes have also been searched to no avail.

Now it's time for me to make the long drive back to Pittsburgh...

Good birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County


> On Aug 14, 2017, at 9:08 AM, Geoff Malosh wrote:
>
> Per an update on the statewide RBA text service, the bird has NOT been seen this morning.
>
> Geoff Malosh
> Allegheny County
>
> -------- Original message --------From: Bruce Carl Date:08/14/2017 08:24 (GMT-05:00) To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] White-winged Tern?
> Any updates this morning?
>
> Bruce A Carl
> Akron / Lanc. Co.
>
> On Aug 13, 2017 5:35 PM, "Sean minnick" <
> 000000e43a187682-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:
>
>> According to the Folks that came down fro Cornell, this is the first ever
>> recorded White-wing Tern in PA and the first and possibly one that will be
>> reported in North America this year.
>>
>> Sean Minnick
>> Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
>>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bob Keener wrote:
>>>
>>> Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
>>> morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in
>> PA?
>>>
>>> Bob Keener
>>> Franklin CO
>>>> On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
>>>>
>>>> Mike
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends
>>>> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
>>>>>
>>>>> Marg Higbee
>>>>> bcoriole@windstream.net
>>>>> Indiana, PA
>>>>
>>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 8:09 am
From: pomarine AT earthlink.net
 
Per an update on the statewide RBA text service, the bird has NOT been seen this morning.

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County

-------- Original message --------From: Bruce Carl Date:08/14/2017 08:24 (GMT-05:00) To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] White-winged Tern?
Any updates this morning?

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Aug 13, 2017 5:35 PM, "Sean minnick" <
000000e43a187682-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> According to the Folks that came down fro Cornell, this is the first ever
> recorded White-wing Tern in PA and the first and possibly one that will be
> reported in North America this year.
>
> Sean Minnick
> Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
> > On Aug 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bob Keener wrote:
> >
> > Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
> > morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in
> PA?
> >
> > Bob Keener
> > Franklin CO
> > On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
> >>
> >> Mike
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends
> >> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
> >>>
> >>> Marg Higbee
> >>> bcoriole@windstream.net
> >>> Indiana, PA
> >>
>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 7:40 am
From: zjmillen AT gmail.com
 
8/14 8:30am the fog has burned off and the tern has yet to make an
appearance. Other lakes in the area and the muck have been checked to no
avail.

Zach Millen

On Aug 14, 2017 8:24 AM, "Bruce Carl" wrote:

> Any updates this morning?
>
> Bruce A Carl
> Akron / Lanc. Co.
>
> On Aug 13, 2017 5:35 PM, "Sean minnick" <
> 000000e43a187682-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:
>
> > According to the Folks that came down fro Cornell, this is the first ever
> > recorded White-wing Tern in PA and the first and possibly one that will
> be
> > reported in North America this year.
> >
> > Sean Minnick
> > Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
> > > On Aug 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bob Keener wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
> > > morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in
> > PA?
> > >
> > > Bob Keener
> > > Franklin CO
> > > On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
> > >>
> > >> Mike
> > >>
> > >> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>
> > >>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
> > >> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have
> friends
> > >> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
> > >>>
> > >>> Marg Higbee
> > >>> bcoriole@windstream.net
> > >>> Indiana, PA
> > >>
> >
>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Mon Aug 14 2017 7:24 am
From: hrdabrd AT gmail.com
 
Any updates this morning?

Bruce A Carl
Akron / Lanc. Co.

On Aug 13, 2017 5:35 PM, "Sean minnick" <
000000e43a187682-dmarc-request@list.audubon.org> wrote:

> According to the Folks that came down fro Cornell, this is the first ever
> recorded White-wing Tern in PA and the first and possibly one that will be
> reported in North America this year.
>
> Sean Minnick
> Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
> > On Aug 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bob Keener wrote:
> >
> > Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
> > morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in
> PA?
> >
> > Bob Keener
> > Franklin CO
> > On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:
> >
> >> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
> >>
> >> Mike
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends
> >> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
> >>>
> >>> Marg Higbee
> >>> bcoriole@windstream.net
> >>> Indiana, PA
> >>
>



Subject: Eastern Screech owls , Washington County
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 21:36 pm
From: birdersx5 AT gmail.com
 
Nice to hear Eastern Screech owls in the backyard this evening.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Green Valley Park, Aug 13, 2017
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 21:32 pm
From: delaneykaryn AT gmail.com
 
Subject: Beaver County - eBird Report - Green Valley Park, Aug 13, 2017


First time birding this park. Nice species list for the short walk.

Karyn Delaney

Green Valley Park, Beaver, Pennsylvania, US
Aug 13, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
19 species

Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 12
Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Barn Swallow 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 7
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S38633941

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



Subject: Black tern, York Co.
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 17:38 pm
From: 0000007585bc7975-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Karen Lippy and her friend directed Chuck Berthoud and myself to Marburg Flats along Blooming Grove Rd at the far SE end of Codorus State Park to see a juvenile plumage black tern this evening. The bird has been seen off and on for three or four days.

Dick Cleary

Sent from my iPhone



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 16:35 pm
From: 000000e43a187682-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
According to the Folks that came down fro Cornell, this is the first ever recorded White-wing Tern in PA and the first and possibly one that will be reported in North America this year.

Sean Minnick
Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
> On Aug 13, 2017, at 5:26 PM, Bob Keener wrote:
>
> Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
> morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in PA?
>
> Bob Keener
> Franklin CO
> On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:
>
>> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends
>> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
>>>
>>> Marg Higbee
>>> bcoriole@windstream.net
>>> Indiana, PA
>>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 16:34 pm
From: tanicholsii AT gmail.com
 
No previous PA state records.

A 2014 ABA blog post says "There are a number of White-winged Tern records
in the ABA Area from both coast. In the east, there are 20-30 records from
Quebec to as far south as South Carolina. In Rare Birds of North America,
Howell et al speculate that birds seen on the east coast may be joining
overwintering Black or Common Terns in South America and moving north with
them in their second summer. They point to the relative lack of records
from the southeast United States and Iceland.

In addition to the east coast records, there are a number of additional
accounts of the species in Alaska, California, and the interior of the
continent."

Hope that helps answer your questions!
-Ted

On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 17:26 Bob Keener wrote:

> Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird . I saw it this
> morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in PA?
>
> Bob Keener
> Franklin CO
>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 16:26 pm
From: keener1538 AT gmail.com
 
Thanks to all for alerting us to this fabulous bird .  I saw it this
morning. I'm curious just how rare the WWTE is and how many records in PA?

Bob Keener
Franklin CO
On Aug 13, 2017 5:16 PM, "Mike Dreibelbis" wrote:

> Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!
>
> Mike
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee
> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends
> coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
> >
> > Marg Higbee
> > bcoriole@windstream.net
> > Indiana, PA
>



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 16:16 pm
From: mjd5243 AT gmail.com
 
Yes, the White-winged Tern is here right now and showing well!

Mike

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 13, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Marg Higbee wrote:
>
> Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon? We have friends coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.
>
> Marg Higbee
> bcoriole@windstream.net
> Indiana, PA



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (13 Aug 2017) 17 Raptors
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 16:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 6 6
BE 3 12 12
NH 0 0 0
SS 2 3 3
CH 1 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 2 2
BW 7 21 21
RT 3 11 11
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 6 6
ML 0 0 0
PG 0 0 0
UA 0 0 0
UB 0 0 0
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 0 0

Total: 17 63 63
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove

Observers: Diane McLaughlin, Jose Medina, Robert McLaughlin,
Tim Johnson, Tina Cole

Visitors:
Jonathan Stein, 46


Weather:
Starting mostly cloudy with more sunshine in the afternoon, moderate NW
wind. Pleasant temps

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 10:57, 12:58, 1:36

First Bird RT 8:31
Last bird BW 1:41

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 3
Hummer 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap@comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



Subject: White-winged Tern?
Date: Sun Aug 13 2017 15:28 pm
From: bcoriole AT windstream.net
 
Has anyone seen the White-winged Tern this afternoon?  We have friends coming from Grimsby, Ontario, and they emailed me.

Marg Higbee
bcoriole@windstream.net
Indiana, PA



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