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22 Oct: @ 16:13:08 
Snail Kite, Presque Isle, Erie 10/22 [Geoff Malosh]
22 Oct: @ 15:03:37 
Bake Oven Knob (22 Oct 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 12:38:23 
Clarion Co. 10/22 [jerry stanley]
22 Oct: @ 12:30:13 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Oct 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
22 Oct: @ 08:54:13 
Erie County waterbird count for October 22, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
22 Oct: @ 05:11:36 
Hummingbird(s) 10/21/19 and question -- Cumberland County [reeser]
22 Oct: @ 01:57:49 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Oct 2019) 88 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 20:18:21 
PA Crane Survey - Oct 30 to Nov 6 [Williams, Lisa]
21 Oct: @ 20:07:27 
Allegheny Front (21 Oct 2019) 290 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 19:14:50 
Rose Tree Park (21 Oct 2019) 51 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 19:13:38 
Rocky Ridge (21 Oct 2019) 22 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 19:10:36 
Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Oct 2019) 116 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:48:49 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2019) 108 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:46:25 
Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2019) 220 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 17:31:04 
Merlin - Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
21 Oct: @ 17:00:45 
Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2019) 38 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 15:53:37 
Second Mountain (21 Oct 2019) 33 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 09:17:24 
Erie County waterbird count for October 21, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
21 Oct: @ 04:03:39 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Oct 2019) 3 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
21 Oct: @ 01:15:57 
Hummingbird and other yard birds -- Cumberland County [reeser]
20 Oct: @ 21:16:34 
Bucks County Birders October meeting [JFoulke]
20 Oct: @ 20:04:05 
Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2019) 1 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 19:23:19 
Great Cormorant - Centre County [Chad Kauffman]
20 Oct: @ 18:19:00 
Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2019) 6 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 14:07:52 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 12:14:08 
Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2019) Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 09:25:43 
Erie County waterbird count for October 20, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
20 Oct: @ 07:34:59 
Peace Valley Park (IBA) -(10/13 - 10/19) [August Mirabella]
20 Oct: @ 05:08:09 
Rose Tree Park (19 Oct 2019) 51 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
20 Oct: @ 02:25:51 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Oct 2019) 63 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 20:38:54 
Winter arrival, Lancaster county [Pamela Fisher]
19 Oct: @ 19:34:57 
Bake Oven Knob (19 Oct 2019) 19 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 18:23:05 
Allegheny Front (19 Oct 2019) 107 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 18:09:55 
Second Mountain (19 Oct 2019) 86 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 17:35:12 
Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2019) 53 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 17:24:49 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Oct 2019) 76 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 17:23:29 
Waggoner's Gap (19 Oct 2019) 337 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
19 Oct: @ 17:09:51 
Winter Wren -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA -- Oct 19, 2019 [Daniel Weeks]
19 Oct: @ 11:27:32 
Silver Lake in Bucks Co. [Douglas Filler]
19 Oct: @ 09:47:06 
Erie County waterbird count for October 19, 2019 [Jerry McWilliams]
19 Oct: @ 03:16:45 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Oct 2019) 65 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 23:57:39 
Ruby Throated Hummingbird - Yes and Yard Birds -- Cumberland County [reeser]
18 Oct: @ 22:35:38 
Second Mountain (18 Oct 2019) 171 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 20:20:36 
Shorebirds - Allegheny & Beaver Co. [Mark Vass]
18 Oct: @ 19:53:53 
Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2019) 17 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 19:35:03 
Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2019) 358 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 18:24:52 
Allegheny Front (18 Oct 2019) 41 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 17:50:36 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Oct 2019) 202 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 17:38:27 
Bake Oven Knob (18 Oct 2019) 81 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]
18 Oct: @ 17:34:37 
Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2019) 81 Raptors [Hawkcount.Org Reports]





Subject: Snail Kite, Presque Isle, Erie 10/22
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 16:13 pm
From: pomarine AT earthlink.net
 
Aroumd 4pm today a Snail Kite was photographed at Presque Isle in the vicinity of Thompson Bay, last seen flying toward Beach 11.

Geoff Malosh
Maumee, OH



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (22 Oct 2019) Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 15:03 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 53 187
Turkey Vulture 0 193 635
Osprey 0 22 179
Bald Eagle 0 75 226
Northern Harrier 0 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 456 976
Cooper's Hawk 0 47 98
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 4161
Red-tailed Hawk 0 46 178
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 4
American Kestrel 0 15 85
Merlin 0 12 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 67

Total: 0 969 6889
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Caleb Hinojos

Observers:

Weather:
Visibility was a maximum of 15-18 meters with cloud cover at 100% all day.
Winds were primarily from the SE with gusts ranging from 6-12 mph.
Temperatures were 50-52F.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
On the walk to and from the knob these species were seen: pileated
woodpecker, ruby-crowned kinglet, a flock of yellow-rumped warblers, a
breeding pair of northern walkingsticks, and 3 eastern red-backed
salamanders.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 7 to 14 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ([email protected])
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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



Subject: Clarion Co. 10/22
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 12:38 pm
From: bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
 
On a field NW of Kahle Lake,  1 GOLDEN PLOVER, 10+ PIPITS, 100+ KILDEER

Jerry Stanley



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Oct 2019) Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 12:30 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 22 27
Turkey Vulture 0 342 353
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 39 290
Bald Eagle 0 106 234
Northern Harrier 0 19 45
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 929 1544
Cooper's Hawk 0 123 187
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 31
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 27 35
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 79 182
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 6 15
Golden Eagle 0 9 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 91 248
Merlin 0 52 124
Peregrine Falcon 0 26 46
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Raptor 0 11 28

Total: 0 1920 10131
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Compiler: Zach Bordner

Counters: Rob Feldman

Weather:
Fog and mist with S/SE winds at 1-7 mph.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for October 22, 2019
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 8:54 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Date: October 22,2019Time: 0740 to 0840Weather: Cloudy, moderate to heavy rain showers, lightsouth wind and calm lake, temp. 58 FComments: Might as well have stayed in bed.Jennifer Ferrick assisted me for the final 15 minutes of the watch.
Waterbirds recorded:
Mallard 3Surf Scoter 2Double-crested Cormorant 1

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Hummingbird(s) 10/21/19 and question -- Cumberland County
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 5:11 am
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
We had two separate hummingbird visits today Monday 10/21/19. One just
after noon and one closer to 6 PM.

1) The earlier visit was a hummer that was sitting at the top of the
pear tree, facing forward, slight back lighting. What was interesting
about this bird was it appeared to have a longer than usual, sort of
squared off tail that dropped well below the tiny branch that it was
sitting on. The tail just looked dark. With 10 binoculars it was a bit
far away and not best lighting for more detail. The front of the bird
from below the beak down the front appeared to be basically white, maybe
slightly off white at the sides. Did not notice any color or odd shape
to the beak, it looked dark. And it looked like it had a slight double
white chin (maybe bulked up for migration?).

Maybe this was a young male ruby throated with its tail not neatly
folded while perched, but I don't recall seeing that much tail on other
ruby throated hummers. But just not quite close enough or the best
lighting to know what was going on with that tail. It was like someone
attached a small bird non hummer tail to a hummer. But it was a hummer,
the long slender bill, the wings and flight when it took off, no doubt
at all that it was a hummer.

2) The later visit was another hummer that also sat in the same spot at
the top of the pear tree, but until I got the binoculars he had taken
off, so I could not compare what he looked like to the earlier visitor
in that same spot. We did however get a good look at him through the
binoculars a few seconds later as he visited the much closer salvia
greggi flowers. He looked like a young or female possible ruby throated.
Greenish on back, whitish on front, normal tail length (could not see
base or tips of tail, he did not fan it), a bit darker near the eye, a
bit of white in back of the eye, and as far as we could tell a normal
ruby throated type beak that looked dark and not really curved.

3) I can't state definitively that this bird or birds are ruby throated
because we had a Selasphorus here one November that basically looked
like at least the second bird through binoculars but a much better
person at ID told us that it was a Selasphorus.

4) We'll try to look for him/her again on Tuesday but rain is expected.
Today was sunny and clear, a little cool. It's getting a bit late for a
ruby throated hummingbird which is why I'm starting to question my ID
skills on this bird(s).

5) Has anyone ever spotted a ruby throated with what appeared to be a
longer, squared off tail? Could it just have been unfolded when perched?
Or don't they really ever perch with their tail like that (I've not seen
it before, I've seen them stretch out their wings, fix their feathers,
pick up a foot to scratch their head, fan their tail but then fold it
back up).

Saw on ebird there was another PA ruby throated sighting on 10/19/19
closer to Erie, PA, so at least one other bird was in PA this weekend.

Thanks for reading!

Ellen
[email protected]
Cumberland County, PA



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (21 Oct 2019) 88 Raptors
Date: Tue Oct 22 2019 1:57 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 52 139 139
Osprey 0 22 136
Bald Eagle 6 103 237
Northern Harrier 0 7 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 211 458
Cooper's Hawk 8 95 170
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 21 701
Red-tailed Hawk 3 16 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 28 108
Merlin 0 4 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 88 653 2029
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Ellen Nunn, Hank Davis

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (3): Ellen Nunn, Hank Davis,



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Mostly Sunny (25-10% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 53 - 68F, Winds NE @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered
Hawk, 6-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (59) and Turkey Vultures (60).




----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-1; 2 yr.-_; 3 yr.-_; 4 yr.-_; adult-5





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]:



It was a quiet day at the watch, both with people and in migrants [that we
could see]. The sky was that horrible deep blue. Ellen was out, as was
Hank. We found some hawks on the move and Turkey Vultures. Ellen received
full-partial credit for discovering a late Monarch, and the Buckeyes were
migrating, too.



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, COMMON RAVEN, Golden-crowned Kinglets,
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, White-crowned Sparrows, Palm Warblers and
Yellow-rumped Warblers



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (7): Monarch - 1, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye,
Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (3): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel,
White-tailed Deer.



----EBNT™s Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our
Fitbits: This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I
might tend to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking
unaided, at all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you™ve been here, then you
know that I pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my
Walk with Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for
the day. Your totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax.
You are certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to,
affording me a panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So
come join our Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my
numbers at the site for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.31; Steps:
12,456; Floors: 7.



----SEASON™S BIRD SPECIES LIST “ we at Bucktoe are not just a
Hawk Watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it
here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
we™re seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, “ searching
for Hawks must remain our primary focus) for totals of each species seen
for The Watch year. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 42; this season:
128



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (0):
none.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks like a washout, with rain on its way - at least
after noon.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine. Additionally, thru Sept. 3, I will be here 5pm till dark
for the Nighthawk Watch.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. While the Nighthawk Watch is
sponsored by Delaware Nature Society. Please contact us at
[email protected] with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: PA Crane Survey - Oct 30 to Nov 6
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 20:18 pm
From: liswilliam AT pa.gov
 
Hello all,

The USFWS Division of Migratory Birds has once again asked PA to participate in the Fall Sandhill Crane Survey. Many of you participated in previous surveys, or have expressed interest in participating this year. Thanks for your help!!

This year the survey will be conducted during Oct 30 to Nov 6.
Counts are best conducted within 30 minutes after sunrise or 30 minutes before sunset. If dawn/dusk surveys are not possible, cranes can be tallied during the day as they forage in small groups.

Background info, protocol and data sheet are available on the PGC website at (www.pgc.pa.gov) on the PGC Birding and Bird Conservation page. http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Informat...

There are multiple ways to report your crane observations. 1) You can complete the online report via the web link below, or print survey sheets from the web page and mail to the address provided.

2018 Findings:

106 cranes were observed. Cranes were observed in six counties: CRAWFORD, LAWRENCE, BRADFORD, LACKAWANNA, WYOMING, SULLIVAN



Thanks to everyone who went the extra mile to complete the survey in 2018 and I look forward to seeing your 2019 observations!
Lisa

Lisa M. Williams, Wildlife Biologist - Grouse, Woodcock, Sandhill Cranes, Webless Game Birds
PA Game Commission
[email protected]
Grouse and Woodcock Mgt: http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife...

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Subject: Allegheny Front (21 Oct 2019) 290 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 20:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 9
TV 37 167 167
OS 1 11 111
BE 6 51 224
NH 1 8 19
SS 156 1345 1521
CH 9 100 155
NG 0 2 3
RS 1 10 26
BW 0 21 16208
RT 64 303 485
RL 0 0 0
GE 4 18 18
AK 6 37 76
ML 2 11 25
PG 1 16 26
UA 0 1 5
UB 0 0 13
UF 1 4 11
UE 0 1 1
UR 1 14 61

Total: 290 2121 19164
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz

Observers: Bob Stewart, Dave Poder, Ed Gowarty,Sr, Greg Gdula,
Jack Julian, Jim Rocco, Joe Sabo, Karen Jackson,
Mike Smith, Nancy Ott, Neil Woffinden, Tom & Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Tom & Janet Kuehl, Greg Gdula, Jennie & Cal Peterka, Joe Sabo, Jim Rocco,
Dave Poder, Susie & Jack Solomon, Nancy Ott, Clyde & Rita Williams, Mike
Smith, Georgia Skylek, Bob Stewart, Karen Jackson, Tony Bruno, Mr & Mrs.
Neil Woffingden, Ed Gowarty Jr.


Weather:
Completely fogged in all morning but abruptly clearing a little after
11:00. Clear skies after that with moderate to strong ESE wind (10-21
mph). The high temperature was 13.6 C.

Raptor Observations:
There was a very good mixture of raptors with greatest number bein
Shap-shinned and Red-tail. The high lights of the day were a nice look at
a Peregrine Falcon (sub), 6 Bald Eagles 1:01 Ad, 1:11 Ad, 3:08 Sub, 3:36
Ad, 3:38 Ad, and 3:46 Ad. Also the 4 Golden Eagles 1:13 Ad, 2:46 Ad, 3:03
Sub, and 3:46 Ad as well as a Merlin that spent some time perched in a dead
tree at the front before moving South.

Non-raptor Observations:
A number of Blue Jays and Chipping Sparrows, Ravens and Crows, a Flicker
and a Cedar Waxwing

Predictions:
Mostly Cloudy with moderate SSW wind with a 90% chance of rain and a high
temperature of 11 C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz ([email protected])


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



Subject: Rose Tree Park (21 Oct 2019) 51 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 19:14 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 25 93 93
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 18 115
Northern Harrier 0 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 23 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 153 367
Cooper's Hawk 4 46 73
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 20
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 314
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 16 25 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 25 89
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Raptor 0 5 11

Total: 51 422 1238
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bill Cranny

Observers: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Sam Mayer


Weather:
Clear skies all day with comfortable temperatures, mild N to NE winds

Raptor Observations:
Good numbers of turkey vultures and red-tails reported today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch butterfly: 2
Common Raven:3
Migrating Canada Goose: 26

Predictions:
A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 64. East
wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts
of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly ([email protected])
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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



Subject: Rocky Ridge (21 Oct 2019) 22 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 19:13 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rocky Ridge
York, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 0 9 12
Osprey 0 7 55
Bald Eagle 5 7 36
Northern Harrier 0 8 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 161 437
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 29
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 14
Broad-winged Hawk 0 5 9571
Red-tailed Hawk 13 20 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 29 90
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 4 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 20

Total: 22 273 10380
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter:

Observers: Alice Frick, Bernie Frick, Chad Erhardt, Jim Wendt,
Steve K.

Visitors:
4 visitors


Weather:
Light winds out of the NE.
Temperatures ran from 14 to 19 C
Clouds started at 30% and ended at 5%

Raptor Observations:
Most of the observed birds came in the first two hours of the watch with
13RT, 5BE, 4SS
Local Vultures were active and a local juvenile grey and White RT

Non-raptor Observations:
18 Crows, 2 Ravens, Ruby and Gold Crowne Kinglets, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, 1
Monarch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Parks Volunteer ([email protected])


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



Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (21 Oct 2019) 116 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 19:10 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 95 327 327
OS 0 7 58
BE 0 63 129
NH 1 8 16
SS 14 360 461
CH 2 39 60
NG 0 0 0
RS 2 7 11
BW 0 1 3806
RT 1 57 85
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 6 7
AK 0 19 38
ML 1 18 24
PG 0 18 25
UA 0 4 5
UB 0 4 6
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 0 8 11

Total: 116 946 5069
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers:

Weather:
Fog until about 1030, then clear skies, wind SE/S 4-7 mph, temp 52-60F

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-3, Yellow-rumped Warbler-9
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano ([email protected])


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Oct 2019) 108 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:48 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 22 27
Turkey Vulture 52 342 353
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 3 39 290
Bald Eagle 3 106 234
Northern Harrier 2 19 45
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 929 1544
Cooper's Hawk 3 123 187
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 14 31
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 27 35
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 79 182
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 6 15
Golden Eagle 0 9 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 91 248
Merlin 0 52 124
Peregrine Falcon 1 26 46
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Raptor 0 11 28

Total: 108 1920 10131
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Compiler: Bracken Brown

Counters: Jen Ottinger, Phil Campbell, Zoe bonerbo

Weather:
Fog/ Clear. Winds light and variable settling into east 5mph.

Raptor Observations:
Excellent views of red-shouldered hawk thermaling by the lookout. Good
views also of bald eagle hanging around the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of american robin flying today, orange-crowned warbler seen on the
lookout
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (21 Oct 2019) 220 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:46 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 2 3 3
TV 139 936 936
OS 0 31 208
BE 5 130 349
NH 4 25 51
SS 29 1717 2520
CH 6 160 228
NG 0 0 0
RS 4 14 19
BW 0 34 6636
RT 24 170 407
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 5
AK 0 54 156
ML 2 28 57
PG 0 15 37
UA 2 13 19
UB 1 5 12
UF 0 0 4
UE 0 1 1
UR 2 12 40

Total: 220 3352 11688
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Ron Freed

Observers: Charlotte Catalano, Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella,
Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
24, Kris Carroll, Ron and Diana Meihls, Chris Kendall (Rhinebeck, NY) and
Jim Konsma (Hyattsville, MD).


Weather:
Complete cloud cover/fog in the morning diminishing to no cloud cover in
the afternoon. Light winds from the N to start transitioning to SW.

Raptor Observations:
BE J 1201
BE AD 1204, 132, 358
BE UNAGED 1204
First bird SS 830
Last bird (33) TV 420


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 4

CAGO 60
RCKI
GCKI
BLJA
YRWA
NOFL
========================================================================
Report submitted by ()
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Merlin - Beaver Co.
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:31 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I arrived home from work today and saw a Merlin perched on top of a tree
near my home in Ambridge

I have seen a Merlin on top of this tree the last couple of years so could
be the same returning bird

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (21 Oct 2019) 38 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 17:00 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 53 187
Turkey Vulture 24 193 635
Osprey 0 22 179
Bald Eagle 0 75 226
Northern Harrier 0 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 456 976
Cooper's Hawk 5 47 98
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 7 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 4161
Red-tailed Hawk 4 46 178
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 4
American Kestrel 0 15 85
Merlin 0 12 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 67

Total: 38 969 6889
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:

Observers: Rob Keith

Visitors:
Jerry and his friend.


Weather:
Visibility was good and a clear view of 10 miles by the end of the day.
Cloud cover rose to 10% for roughly 15 minutes today but otherwise it was
clear. Winds began from the NW and eventually shifted to come from the SE
by the afternoon with speeds from 4-11 mph. Temperatures ranged between
49-62F.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 flock of 14 geese and 3 ravens.

Predictions:
Showers, mainly after 2pm. High near 59. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half
of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ([email protected])
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Second Mountain (21 Oct 2019) 33 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 15:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 73 94
Turkey Vulture 0 156 156
Osprey 0 10 71
Bald Eagle 3 58 137
Northern Harrier 0 5 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 334 557
Cooper's Hawk 6 58 105
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 5441
Red-tailed Hawk 8 60 146
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 8
American Kestrel 0 18 62
Merlin 0 7 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 8

Total: 33 816 6863
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Richard Pohner

Observers: Gary La Belle, Joe Meloney, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
12


Weather:
Light SW winds under partly cloudy skies, becoming full clear blue by noon.
Temps 52-64

Raptor Observations:
2 JBE, one ABE

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
SE winds under an overcast sky in the AM with showers moving in by early
PM.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for October 21, 2019
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 9:17 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Date: October21, 2019Time: 0730 to0930Weather: Clear, calm wind and calm lake, temp. 46 FComments: Despite the calm conditions there were a few birds moving. Cormorants were coming across the lake from Canada. Waterfowl were moving both east and west.Jennifer Ferrick assisted with the count.
Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose 10Gadwall 4American Wigeon 3American Black Duck 5Green-winged Teal 3Lesser Scaup 238Surf Scoter 10White-winged Scoter 2Bufflehead 2Red-throated Loon 2Common Loon 1Double-crested Cormorant 395Common Tern 1Killdeer 1
Other birds moving across the lake:
Brown Creeper 1unidentified passerine 2
Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (20 Oct 2019) 3 Raptors
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 4:03 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 87 87
Osprey 0 22 136
Bald Eagle 0 97 231
Northern Harrier 0 7 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 193 440
Cooper's Hawk 2 87 162
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 21 701
Red-tailed Hawk 0 13 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 28 108
Merlin 0 4 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 3 565 1941
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers:

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (9): Jean-Marie Gauthier, Harvey Rubenstein, Lana Glass, Carl
Mease, Carolyn Holland, Laureen Eick-Benson, Rick & Connie Landon



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Cloudy w/Rain (100% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 13,900-2,000 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 50 - 57F, Winds East @ 5 - 10 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 1-Red-shouldered
Hawk, 1-Red-tailed Hawk,





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On October 17,
I sent out the new large weekly blog and hotline in my new format - a
newsletter. This is NOT THESE reports you get from HawkCount. Rather,
it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County
year bird list, etc. If you aren™t receiving it and are a regular
subscriber, look in your spam “ a few servers send it there. [go
figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog, featuring the county species
list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll have to follow your
provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking it as not spam
or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.



I joined our regular Sunday walk at Bucktoe first this rainy morning. That
was the plan at least, but there was a snafu in scheduling or something,
and there was no other leader who showed up. So, I led. There were a lot
of birds this morning, including warblers, vireos, and sparrows. The rain
and fog made viewing them oh, so difficult. 7 people were along, seeing 42
species, with highlights being Cooper™s Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred
Owl, Blue-headed Vireo, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Ruby-crowned Kinglets,
Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrows, Palm Warblers,
Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Black-throated Green Warbler. Two COMMON
RAVENS flew directly over us merely feet away, calling loudly as they did.
AMAZING!



The hawk watch had precious little flying in the rain, but there was
intense feeder activity.



Elsewhere, a female BLACK-HEDED GROSBEAK was seen and photographed today
outside West Chester. Nice find, Ross![RG]



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Barred Owl, COMMON RAVENS, Blue-headed Vireo, Golden-crowned Kinglets,
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrows,
Swamp Sparrow, Palm Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Black-throated
Green Warbler



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



----EBNT™s Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our
Fitbits: This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I
might tend to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking
unaided, at all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you™ve been here, then you
know that I pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my
Walk with Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for
the day. Your totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax.
You are certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to,
affording me a panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So
come join our Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my
numbers at the site for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 3.5; Steps:
8,209; Floors: 7.



----SEASON™S BIRD SPECIES LIST “ we at Bucktoe are not just a
Hawk Watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it
here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
we™re seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, “ searching
for Hawks must remain our primary focus) for totals of each species seen
for The Watch year. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 44; this season:
128



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (2):
Hermit Thrush and Fox Sparrow.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks pretty good with some background clouds and
light, favorable winds.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine. Additionally, thru Sept. 3, I will be here 5pm till dark
for the Nighthawk Watch.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. While the Nighthawk Watch is
sponsored by Delaware Nature Society. Please contact us at
[email protected] with questions or comments.

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


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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Hummingbird and other yard birds -- Cumberland County
Date: Mon Oct 21 2019 1:15 am
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
A hummingbird was here all day Saturday 10/19/19 and for at least
morning to midday on Sunday 10/20/19. Both birds appeared to look like
young or female ruby throated hummingbirds. They appeared green (or a
yellowish green) on the back, whitish on the front, black tail (did not
notice any hit of orange at base when fanned), with white on tips of
tail feathers.

Saturday the bird was using all the flower gardens. Sunday, only saw it
use the pineapple salvia. Both days it spent some time sitting at the
top of the pear tree or in the hedge. Also, caught some insects.

Clear and cool on Saturday, not very windy. Cloudy, a bit rainy but
slightly warmer on Sunday and calm.

Other birds for those two days:

Red bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, white
breasted nuthatch, chickadees, titmice, song sparrows, white throated
sparrows, house sparrows, common grackle, mourning doves, red tailed
hawk (Sat circling and calling), turkey vultures (Sat passing overhead),
robins, blue jays, Carolina wrens, cardinals and a few more unidentified.

Haven't seen many grackles or cowbirds this year. When that one lone
common grackle appeared under the feeder on Sat it really stood out. We
do get groups of starlings off and on and there are crows overhead at
some point in the day. Did not see the Cooper's hawk this weekend but
think he/she might have gotten a mourning dove Sat morning.

Ellen
[email protected]
eastern Cumberland County



Subject: Bucks County Birders October meeting
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 21:16 pm
From: 000000e096e748ef-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Fall migration is well underway with the arrival of the dreaded CFWs (Confusing Fall Warblers). Please join Bucks County Birders on October 22 when Brandon Swayser of the Wildlands Conservancy gives us tips on identifying those itty-bitty-flitties that can stump even experienced birders. 

Brandon earned a B.S. in zoology from Delaware Valley Universityand an MS in ornithology from East Stroudsburg University. He has taught ecology, biology and environmental science at his alma mater and Lehigh-Carbon Community College. He works as an environmental educator and wildlife ambassador collection manager at the Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus PA. A permitted bird-bander, he conducted research on Hooded warblers and many other bird species. He currently serves on the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society board of directors.

Bucks County Birders meets on Tuesday October 22nd at the Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N Chapman Rd, Doylestown, PA. Enter through the "deer gate" on the right side of the building. Fellowship and light refreshments at 7pm; the program begins at 7:30. Meetings are free; all welcome. Directions: www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org 40.33067, -75.14968



Subject: Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2019) 1 Raptors
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 20:04 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 68 68
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 17 114
Northern Harrier 0 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 23 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 148 362
Cooper's Hawk 0 42 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 20
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 314
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 25 89
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Raptor 0 5 11

Total: 1 371 1187
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Chuck Root

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
intermittent light rain from the start became heavier and steady by noon so
the count was cancelled for the day

Raptor Observations:
One sharp-shinned hawk observed migrating

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Sounds a lot nicer
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly ([email protected])
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Great Cormorant - Centre County
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 19:23 pm
From: chadkauffman AT earthlink.net
 
hello all, a rare text came thru that there was a Great Cormorant was
found this morning at Colyer Lake by Alan MacEachren.

It stayed around all day was seen and documented by many.

It was also shown to be there on friday by another ebird checklist, but
mistaken for DCCO

It certainly is a county record for Centre and also the 3rd record ever
for the who Appalachian mountain region. a prior record from 1914 and 1999.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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Subject: Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2019) 6 Raptors
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 18:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 9
TV 0 130 130
OS 0 10 110
BE 0 45 218
NH 0 7 18
SS 2 1189 1365
CH 0 91 146
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 9 25
BW 0 21 16208
RT 4 239 421
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 14 14
AK 0 31 70
ML 0 9 23
PG 0 15 25
UA 0 1 5
UB 0 0 13
UF 0 3 10
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 13 60

Total: 6 1831 18874
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Brian M. Wargo

Observers: Bob Stewart, Dave Darney, Jack Gilbert, Jeanine Ging,
Mike and Laura Jackson, Tom & Janet Kuehl, Wayne Sierer

Visitors:
Matt and Paul Percherle, Ali Corran, Anita Krumpa, Jeff Barefoot, Vicci and
Jeff Monaco, Ken and Angie Zimmerman, Kerry Martin


Weather:
Drizzle early followed by fog and then cloudy conditions. The East wind
diminished throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
A Golden Eagle (Juvenile) soared off the point at around 1:30 p.m. getting
lower and lower due to the lack of wind. It eventually went into the
hillside and never passed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jays, Crows, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker

Predictions:
South East winds and Sun. I wouldn't miss it!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo ([email protected])


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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/a...



Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2019) Raptors
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 14:07 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 16 21
Turkey Vulture 0 290 301
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 36 287
Bald Eagle 0 103 231
Northern Harrier 0 17 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 902 1517
Cooper's Hawk 0 120 184
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 29
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 21 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 77 180
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 6 15
Golden Eagle 0 9 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 90 247
Merlin 0 52 124
Peregrine Falcon 0 25 45
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Raptor 0 11 28

Total: 0 1812 10023
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Subject: Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2019) Raptors
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 12:14 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 51 185
Turkey Vulture 0 169 611
Osprey 0 22 179
Bald Eagle 0 75 226
Northern Harrier 0 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 455 975
Cooper's Hawk 0 42 93
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 4161
Red-tailed Hawk 0 42 174
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 4
American Kestrel 0 15 85
Merlin 0 12 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 67

Total: 0 931 6851
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 09:30:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Sinkler

Observers:

Visitors:
There were a few intrepid souls that ventured to the lookout this morning.
As I was waiting in the parking lot after I left the lookout, a group was
heading to the lookout with a guide and his spotting scope.


Weather:
Visibility was limited from 3 miles down to 1 mile due to a persistent
rain. Temperature 43-40F. Wind 5-7 mph, SE then E. 100% cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
While the raptors were not flying, there were two waves of nonraptors. The
waves included Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Blue-headed
Vireos, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse
and Downy Woodpecker. A Pileated Woodpecker was heard and then seen as it
flew from the lookout down into the bowl. A very large flock of blackbirds
flew under the south lookout heading to the north about 9:00 AM

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming northeast
around 5 mph in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ([email protected])
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for October 20, 2019
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 9:25 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Date: October 20, 2019Time: 0735 to0935Weather: Variably cloudy, calmwind and calm lake, temp. 48 FComments: The few birds flying were going mostly to the east. Jennifer Ferrick assisted with the count.
Waterbirds recorded:
American Black Duck 3Mallard 7Lesser Scaup 73Surf/Black scoter 6Red-throated Loon 2Common Loon 12unidentified loon 2Double-crested Cormorant 20
Others flying along or over the lake:
Peregrine Falcon 2European Starling 3unidentified kinglet 1unidentified passerine 1Monarch 1
Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) -(10/13 - 10/19)
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 7:34 am
From: am4birds1 AT gmail.com
 
All,
The reported species totaled 87 this week.
1 Greater White-fronted Goose 10/18 photo
1 N. Shoveler 10/18
2 American Wigeon 10/18 FOS
Green-winged Teal-high report 5 10/19
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Ring-necked Duck 10/19 FOS
1 Greater Scaup 10/19
1 White-winged Scoter all week (photos)-unusual for long stay and feeding
along shore like a dabbling duck. Injured/weak?
1 Hooded Merganser continues to make an appearance but likely is same bird
also seen at Pine Run sometimes.
1 Least Sandpiper 10/19
2 Solitary Sandpiper through 10/14
1 Bonaparte's Gull 10/17 to 10/19
Lesser Black-backed Gull -high report 81 10/18
1 Great Egret all week
2 Blue-headed Vireo 10/13
Common Raven-10//14-10/19 high report 2 10/14
1 Winter Wren 10/18 FOS
1 Marsh Wren 10/19 FOS
1 White-crowned Sparrow 10/13 FOS
1 Lincoln's Sparrow 10/13 FOS
1 Nelson's Sparrow 10/18 (3rd park known report)
Savannah Sparrow-high report 7 10/16
1 Hermit Thrush 10/19 FOS
1 Bobolink 10/16 photo
2 Rusty Blackbird 10/19 FOS
1 Cape May Warbler 10/13

Some soon to be gone stragglers: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Green Heron,
Osprey, E. Phoebe, Tree Swallow, House Wren, Gray Catbird, Black and White
Warbler, Com. Yellowthroat, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler,
Indigo Bunting.

Thanks to all who provide reports.

August Mirabella
North Wales, PA



Subject: Rose Tree Park (19 Oct 2019) 51 Raptors
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 5:08 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 27 68 68
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 17 114
Northern Harrier 0 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 23 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 147 361
Cooper's Hawk 2 42 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 12 20
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 314
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 9 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 25 89
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Raptor 1 5 11

Total: 51 370 1186
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut

Observers: Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Mike Gallagher, Bill


Weather:
Temps mid-forties rising to the 60s. A partly cloudy day with mild
generally NW winds. Nice day for hawk watching.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch butterfly: 2

Predictions:
Rain from low pressure on the North Carolina coast
Periods of rain, mainly after 7am. Patchy fog after 1pm. High near 59. Calm
wind becoming northeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of
precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half
of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly ([email protected])
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (19 Oct 2019) 63 Raptors
Date: Sun Oct 20 2019 2:25 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 33 87 87
Osprey 0 22 136
Bald Eagle 7 97 231
Northern Harrier 0 7 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 192 439
Cooper's Hawk 7 85 160
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 21 701
Red-tailed Hawk 5 13 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 28 108
Merlin 0 4 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 63 562 1938
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Gary Stolz, Gerry Teig, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (17): Gary Stolz, Lea Gummey [plus master naturalist class of 10],
Gerry Teig, Ron & Pat Freed, Jim Balint



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Sunny (0-10% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 32,000-30,000 ft., Visibility - 10
miles, Temps 38 - 62F, Winds L & V.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered
Hawk, 6-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (53) and Turkey Vultures (70).




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





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On October 17,
I sent out the new large weekly blog and hotline in my new format - a
newsletter. This is NOT THESE reports you get from HawkCount. Rather,
it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County
year bird list, etc. If you aren™t receiving it and are a regular
subscriber, look in your spam “ a few servers send it there. [go
figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog, featuring the county species
list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll have to follow your
provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking it as not spam
or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.



A clear blue sky awaits me at Bucktoe hawk watch, but there was a layer of
frost on the windows of my van as I left for my site. That calls for a
double dose of field brew, but you already knew that. Bald Eagles,
Turkey Vultures, accipiters, and Red-tailed Hawks continued their movement
south.



Gerry arrived, camera in hand for pictures of activity at the water
feature. Gary, Lea and the gang from TLC were out with the Master
Naturalist Class. A Barred Owl was reported early this morning [JB], while
Gary reported a Double-crested Cormorant flying over later in the day.
[GS]



Official counters from Wagner™s Gap, Ron & Pat, were here at Bucktoe
today on a visit. Wagner™s Gap hawk watch, located in western
Pennsylvania, is justly famous for their flights of Golden Eagles each
fall. I tried to get a Golden Eagle so hard todayyou know, to make them
feel at home, but the best I could do was a couple of Ravens calling in the
distance. They absolutely loved Bucktoe and our setup for the hawk watch
here. I introduced them to the concept of full-partial credit when
Ron discovered a Sharp-shinned Hawk circling above the Red Clay Creek
valley. Ron and Pat, you guys were a delight! Sharing war stories of our
respective watches was so much fun. Invite me to Wagner™s Gap; I will
visit.



It was a good day for late-season butterflies, with 7 species noted,
including 4 Monarchs. Better scamper along guys. You have a long way to
go and a short time to get there!



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Double-crested Cormorant, Barred Owl, COMMON RAVENS, Horned Larks,
Golden-crowned Kinglets, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Pine Siskin, White-crowned
Sparrows, Swamp Sparrow, Palm Warbler, and Yellow-rumped Warbler



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (7): Monarch - 4, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur, Common Checkered Skipper, Buckeye,
Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (1): Green Darner. Reptiles &
Amphibians (0). Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel.



----EBNT™s Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our
Fitbits: This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I
might tend to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking
unaided, at all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you™ve been here, then you
know that I pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my
Walk with Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for
the day. Your totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax.
You are certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to,
affording me a panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So
come join our Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my
numbers at the site for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 7.32; Steps:
17,180; Floors: 4.



----SEASON™S BIRD SPECIES LIST “ we at Bucktoe are not just a
Hawk Watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it
here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
we™re seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, “ searching
for Hawks must remain our primary focus) for totals of each species seen
for The Watch year. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 46; this season:
126



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (1): Pine
Siskin.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks like the forecast has worsened to include some
rain.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine. Additionally, thru Sept. 3, I will be here 5pm till dark
for the Nighthawk Watch.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. While the Nighthawk Watch is
sponsored by Delaware Nature Society. Please contact us at
[email protected] with questions or comments.

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


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

Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Winter arrival, Lancaster county
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 20:38 pm
From: 000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
I had my first of the season White-crowned Sparrow today.

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android



Subject: Bake Oven Knob (19 Oct 2019) 19 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 19:34 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 51 185
Turkey Vulture 11 169 611
Osprey 0 22 179
Bald Eagle 0 75 226
Northern Harrier 0 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 455 975
Cooper's Hawk 0 42 93
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 4161
Red-tailed Hawk 1 42 174
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 4
American Kestrel 0 15 85
Merlin 0 12 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 67

Total: 19 931 6851
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Rob Keith

Observers: Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
Dave and his 2 sons from Reiglesville, PA


Weather:
Visibility 10 miles; Temps 36-60F; Wind 2-1 NW, WNW, W; Cloud Cover 10%;

Raptor Observations:
Only 19 raptors sighted between 7am and 2:30PM. There were long gaps
during these sightings. As a result the count was ended early.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens (2), Blues Jay (4), Yellow Rumped Warbler (6), Ruby Crowned Kinglet
(1), A flock of Canada geese (30)

Predictions:
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the
afternoon. High 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ([email protected])
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Allegheny Front (19 Oct 2019) 107 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 18:23 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 9
TV 11 130 130
OS 1 10 110
BE 1 45 218
NH 3 7 18
SS 47 1187 1363
CH 4 91 146
NG 0 2 3
RS 1 9 25
BW 0 21 16208
RT 32 235 417
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 14 14
AK 4 31 70
ML 1 9 23
PG 1 15 25
UA 0 1 5
UB 0 0 13
UF 1 3 10
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 13 60

Total: 107 1825 18868
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Stewart

Observers: Bob Wertz, Dave Darney, Deb Bodenschatz, Ed Gowarty,Sr,
Erika Bowman, George Wiley, Greg Gdula, Jeanine Ging,
Jim Rocco, Karen Jackson, Mike Smith, Rosemary McGlynn,
Tom & Janet Kuehl, Wayne Sierer

Visitors:
75 visitors


Weather:
Mostly sunny in AM becoming mostly cloudy in afternoon.
Visibility 25 to 30 km.
Temp 5 to 11 degrees C.
Moderate winds, aver velocity 12 mph, out of SE.

Raptor Observations:
107 migrating raptors.
1 Bald Eagle Sub 4th or 5th yr at 10:54 AM EST
1 Peregrine Falcon Adult at 11:49 AM EST

Non-raptor Observations:
crows, cedar waxwings 50+, ravens, rock doves, yellow-billed cookoo.
Chipmunk, dragonfly.
No monarchs observed.

Predictions:
Cloudy in AM with partial sunshine late.
Wind from SE 5-10 mph.
High of 56 degrees F.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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Subject: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2019) 86 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 18:09 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 73 94
Turkey Vulture 12 156 156
Osprey 0 10 71
Bald Eagle 5 55 134
Northern Harrier 2 5 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 318 541
Cooper's Hawk 6 52 99
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 5441
Red-tailed Hawk 1 52 138
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 7 8
American Kestrel 2 18 62
Merlin 2 7 13
Peregrine Falcon 2 8 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 8

Total: 86 783 6830
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Tom Kurtz

Observers: Andy Francis, Brian Weaver, Joan Renninger, Nancy Clupper

Visitors:
Near end of day had a group of about 12 plain people young to old very
interested in the birds and hawk migration.


Weather:
Winds from the W early changing to N and NW and in the am and afternoon
changing to SW. Clear all day with a temperature range from 9 to 16
degrees.

Raptor Observations:
1 adult GE at 11:32
1 adult GE at 1:17

Non-raptor Observations:
Small group of songbirds early including Blue headed vireos, yellow-rumped,
palm, orange crowned, warblers. Many ruby crowned kinglets and later in the
day yellow billed cuckoo.
Group of 32 comorants flew past.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2019) 53 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:35 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 20 232 232
OS 0 7 58
BE 4 62 128
NH 2 7 15
SS 16 346 447
CH 1 37 58
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 5 9
BW 0 1 3806
RT 5 56 84
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 6 7
AK 2 19 38
ML 1 17 23
PG 0 18 25
UA 0 4 5
UB 0 4 6
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 1 8 11

Total: 53 829 4952
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Nick Bolgiano

Observers: Greg Grove, Jim Dunn

Visitors:
Dolores and Bob Jackson


Weather:
Wind SE/S 1-6 mph, sky clear until clouds increased late, temp 49-61F

Raptor Observations:
BE (Ad): 1122, 1325, 1413, 1506, 1 BE not counted
AK: 1 male, 1 unk

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-headed Vireo-1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet-2, Winter Wren-1, Yellow-rumped
Warbler-9, monarch-3
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano ([email protected])


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Oct 2019) 76 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 16 21
Turkey Vulture 1 290 301
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 1 36 287
Bald Eagle 10 103 231
Northern Harrier 0 17 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 902 1517
Cooper's Hawk 3 120 184
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 29
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 21 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 9 77 180
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 6 15
Golden Eagle 0 9 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 90 247
Merlin 5 52 124
Peregrine Falcon 0 25 45
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Raptor 0 11 28

Total: 76 1812 10023
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Compiler: Holly Merker, Rudy Keller

Counters: Andrew Consler, Bracken Brown, Brian Ferrence, Danny Stoner,
Holly Merker, Rudy Keller

Weather:
clear, NW wind 0-5mph

Raptor Observations:
Great observations of bald eagle passing the lookout BAEA adult 12:27,
12:35, 12:37, 12:42, 14:33 FY 14:35

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested cormorant over the ridge, american robin were the primary
non-raptors for the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ([email protected])
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/h...



Subject: Waggoner's Gap (19 Oct 2019) 337 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:23 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 1
TV 159 797 797
OS 0 31 208
BE 9 125 344
NH 5 21 47
SS 115 1688 2491
CH 14 154 222
NG 0 0 0
RS 5 10 15
BW 0 34 6636
RT 25 146 383
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 4 5
AK 1 54 156
ML 0 26 55
PG 1 15 37
UA 2 11 17
UB 0 4 11
UF 0 0 4
UE 0 1 1
UR 1 10 38

Total: 337 3132 11468
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Dave Grove, Paul Fritz

Observers: Gene Wagner, Jonathan Stein, Karena Johnson, Paul Fritz,
Tim Johnson

Visitors:
Pete, Glen Mitzell, Lanner and Harlan Johnson, Appalachian Audubon(5), 58


Weather:
Calm to light S winds, clear to high clouds, cool to warm.

Raptor Observations:
BE AD 1100(2), 1137
BE WB 1100, 1116 (2), 1227
BE 4YR 1227
BE UNAGED 1108
PG AD 147

First bird SS 714
Last bird SS 338

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 3
CAGO 76
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Winter Wren -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA -- Oct 19, 2019
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 17:09 pm
From: daniel.e.weeks AT gmail.com
 
Highlights today included a Winter Wren and a Palm Warbler, as well as 8 Eastern Bluebirds.  And a Pileated Woodpecker landed on a tree trunk about 10 feet away from me!

Saw both a Question Mark and an Eastern Comma, as well as a Snapping Turtle shuffling in the woods. And the Autumn Meadowhawks are still around.

Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Allegheny Township, Butler County


Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County, PA
Oct 19, 2019
16:08
Traveling
0.84 miles
115 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.6 Build 18

181 Canada Goose -- Rough count
3 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- Landed on a tree about 10 feet away!
1 Northern Flicker
4 Blue Jay
8 American Crow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Winter Wren -- Small, dark brown, short tail raised vertically.
8 Eastern Bluebird
1 American Robin
2 Cedar Waxwing
1 House Sparrow
1 American Goldfinch
1 Field Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Palm Warbler -- Yellow under tail, wagging tail, down low. First of Fall. Latest sighting here by a week.
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler

Number of Taxa: 22



Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks Co.
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 11:27 am
From: 0000012c09e09177-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
The following were seen or heard on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol Pa.

Silver Lake Park/Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 19, 2019 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
Participants: 31.2 mile(s)
Comments: Lots of birds with Yellow-rumped Wablers being the most numerous. Also saw a bird that I have never seen in my 15 years of birding Silver Lake...a Virginia Rail. We first heard the bird making its kek kek kek call, we waited and saw the bird come out from the underbrush into a small pool of water about 10 feet away from us giving all three of us great views. We saw 3 Northern Flickers on one snag doing some kind of head bobbing display while another Flicker watched from a branch next to them.
34 species

Canada Goose 18
Mallard 8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
Virginia Rail 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 6
Blue Jay 5
Fish Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 8
Gray Catbird 3
American Robin 7
American Goldfinch 2
White-throated Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 18
Swamp Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Rusty Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 5
Cape May Warbler 1 Drab grey streaks down breast with yellow going from chin to around the side of head. Perhaps female or first winter bird.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 35
Northern Cardinal 5

View this checklist online athttps://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

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

Doug Filler



Subject: Erie County waterbird count for October 19, 2019
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 9:47 am
From: 0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org
 
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State ParkDate: October 19,2019Time: 0725 to 0955Weather: Clear, calm wind and calm lake, temp. 39 to 45 FComments: Light waterfowl movement many from the west. A fair number of cormorants were crossing the lake from Canada. Jennifer and I saw a grebe that was under water more than above the water well offshore that we never really saw well, though I believe it was probably a Red-necked Grebe. It was interesting to see three scoters flying past together representing all three species. Jennifer Ferrick and Roger Donn assisted with the count.
Waterbirds recorded:
Canada Goose 2American Black Duck 12Mallard 27Green-winged Teal 2Lesser Scaup 62Surf Scoter 8White-winged Scoter 1Black Scoter 1Common Goldeneye 1Red-breasted Merganser 7Common Loon 5Double-crested Cormorant 525
Others seen flying across or along the lake:
Peregrine Falcon 2Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1unidentified kinglet 2American Pipit 20unidentified Passerine 2Monarch 2

Jerry McWilliamsErie, Erie County, [email protected]



Subject: Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve (18 Oct 2019) 65 Raptors
Date: Sat Oct 19 2019 3:16 am
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Southern Chester County Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve
Avondale, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 23 54 54
Osprey 0 22 136
Bald Eagle 18 90 224
Northern Harrier 0 7 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 181 428
Cooper's Hawk 4 78 153
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 5 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 21 701
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 28 108
Merlin 0 4 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 65 499 1875
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Larry Lewis

Observers: Ellen Nunn, Hank Davis

Visitors:
THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY™S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE
CREEK PRESERVE



Visitors (6): Jim Balint, Hank Davis, Ellen Nunn, Kathleen Bugbee, Newt
Bugbee



Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!






Weather:



Weather:
Partly Cloudy (50% cloud cover), Ceiling -- 23,000-17,800 ft., Visibility -
10 miles, Temps 46 - 60F, Winds NW @ 15 - 20 mph.





Raptor Observations:
----Raptors seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 2-Red-shouldered
Hawk, 6-Red-tailed Hawk, and numerous Black (48) and Turkey Vultures (60).




----Bald Eagle ages: 1 yr.-4; 2 yr.-_; 3 yr.-1; 4 yr.-1; adult-12





Non-raptor Observations:
TODAY™S Bucktoe Bird Blog [˜BBB™]: [PLEASE NOTE: On October 17,
I sent out the new large weekly blog and hotline in my new format - a
newsletter. This is NOT THESE reports you get from HawkCount. Rather,
it™s the newsletter from EBNT, with our upcoming schedule and the County
year bird list, etc. If you aren™t receiving it and are a regular
subscriber, look in your spam “ a few servers send it there. [go
figure-lol] If you enjoy the blog, featuring the county species
list, and it ended up in your spam, you™ll have to follow your
provider™s method of whitelisting it, marking it as not spam
or it will always go there. It usually comes out every Thursday.



Things started out very quickly at the Bucktoe Hawk Watch today with Bald
Eagles among my first birds. The sky was perfect and the winds were right.
Sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper™s Hawks were on the move early, as were
Turkey Vultures, but things slowed as the day lengthened.



Hank was out to photograph action at the feeders, while Ellen brought a
nice salad. With the weather turning colder, gifts of food and drink are
not only more welcome, but encouraged more at Bucktoe!



After the watch was over, I stopped at New Garden WTP where there were
still numbers of Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Least Sandpipers, Northern
Shoveler, and Ring-necked Duck.



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



----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:



Common Loon, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, White-crowned
Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows, Palm Warblers, and Yellow-rumped Warblers



----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (4): Cabbage White, Clouded Sulphur,
Buckeye, Variegated Fritillary. Dragonflies (0). Reptiles & Amphibians
(0). Mammals (2): Eastern Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel.



----EBNT™s Walk with Nature Program Daily Tally with our
Fitbits: This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I
might tend to bulk up. Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking
unaided, at all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you™ve been here, then you
know that I pace endlessly.) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my
Walk with Nature program. So, below are MY results at the watch for
the day. Your totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax.
You are certainly welcome to take it easy.I simply choose not to,
affording me a panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So
come join our Walk with Nature! Anyway, just for fun, here are my
numbers at the site for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: 5.32; Steps:
12,486; Floors: 24.



----SEASON™S BIRD SPECIES LIST “ we at Bucktoe are not just a
Hawk Watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it
here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
we™re seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best guestimate, “ searching
for Hawks must remain our primary focus) for totals of each species seen
for The Watch year. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly blog, if you™ve signed up for
that.



TOTAL SPECIES “ Identified from watch site: today: 41; this season:
125



NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR™S WATCH SPECIES LIST (0):
none.





Predictions:
Tomorrow™s flight looks like a rough day to see migrants, with deep blue
and cloudless skies. Winds will be light and variable.



Come join us, folks! We™re here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine. Additionally, thru Sept. 3, I will be here 5pm till dark
for the Nighthawk Watch.
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. While the Nighthawk Watch is
sponsored by Delaware Nature Society. Please contact us at
[email protected] with questions or comments.

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


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Site Description:
High open meadow near Red Clay Creek

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

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



Subject: Ruby Throated Hummingbird - Yes and Yard Birds -- Cumberland County
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 23:57 pm
From: reeser AT mindspring.com
 
In spite of the wind or maybe because of it, we had one ruby throated
hummingbird here for several hours this morning Friday 10/18/19. He/she
made great use of all the salvias and sat in the hedge a bit. This bird
kept on the move, no long sits. We did not see him later in the
afternoon, so he may have moved on. The weather was clear but cool and a
bit windy.

Also attempted to check ebird for hummer sightings. It wasn't readily
apparent to me how many/where the birds have been seen in PA for a
specific time period e.g. throughout October/September. The map showing
ruby throated sightings seemed the best but there were also sightings
from years back. I'll have to work more with this, maybe I missed a
time/date filter.

Nice to see that people are reporting them on ebird, as it takes time to
list them. It seemed to me that people were reporting more hummers on
the PABIRDS list a few years ago, but I guess ebird is a more permanent
record. I keep hoping to hear about any non ruby throated that might be
passing through. I know there are a few other hummingbird sites on the
web, if anyone has any recommendations on any other sites that
report/track hummers, it would be greatly appreciated.

A few of today's other birds:
Red bellied woodpecker, cardinal, titmouse, Carolina wren, song sparrow,
house sparrow, chickadee, white throated sparrow.

Hoping we don't get any frost tonight.

Ellen
[email protected]
eastern Cumberland County, Pa



Subject: Second Mountain (18 Oct 2019) 171 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 22:35 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 53 71 92
Turkey Vulture 55 144 144
Osprey 0 10 71
Bald Eagle 12 50 129
Northern Harrier 0 3 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 269 492
Cooper's Hawk 4 46 93
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 5441
Red-tailed Hawk 18 51 137
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 5 6
American Kestrel 5 16 60
Merlin 2 5 11
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 7

Total: 171 697 6744
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Sue Cooper

Observers: Brian Weaver, Dennis Harnly, Fred Habbeger, Fritz Heilman,
Gayle McKinne, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
10 vehicles and 25 people
Bob Leonard, Jerry Stine, Frank Blum, Tom Yingst, contributed to the hawk
watch as spotters


Weather:
5-20mph WNW, 0-50% CLCV, 51F to 57F

Raptor Observations:
7 JBE and 5ABE

Non-raptor Observations:
27 Canada geese, 70 cormorants, 9 ducks, tufted titmouse, tree swallows,
ruby crowned kinglets, 5 monarchs, ravens, crows and blue jays.

Predictions:
Normal winds, partly cloudy, but colder
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Schwenk ([email protected])
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2ndmtn.shutterfly.com


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Subject: Shorebirds - Allegheny & Beaver Co.
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 20:20 pm
From: hawk5571 AT gmail.com
 
I was out earlier today birding and found a Solitary Sandpiper at the
Ambridge Reservoir in Beaver Co. and a Spotted Sandpiper at Dashields Dam
in Allegheny Co.

Both species were flagged as rare on ebird

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Subject: Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2019) 17 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 19:53 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture 0 41 41
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 17 114
Northern Harrier 0 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 20 83
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 135 349
Cooper's Hawk 1 40 67
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 11 19
Broad-winged Hawk 0 13 314
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 23 87
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 3
Unknown Raptor 0 4 10

Total: 17 319 1135
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly

Observers: Al Guarente

Visitors:
Mike Gallagher


Weather:
Breezy cloudy temps in low to mid 50s. Winds generally NW

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven (1)
Monarch (1)

Predictions:
NW winds continue.
Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Eberly ([email protected])
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org


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Subject: Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2019) 358 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 19:35 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 1
TV 49 628 628
OS 0 31 208
BE 16 115 334
NH 2 16 42
SS 236 1559 2362
CH 14 140 208
NG 0 0 0
RS 2 5 10
BW 0 34 6636
RT 21 119 356
RL 0 0 0
GE 1 4 5
AK 8 53 155
ML 3 26 55
PG 3 14 36
UA 1 9 15
UB 0 4 11
UF 0 0 4
UE 1 1 1
UR 1 9 37

Total: 358 2768 11104
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Charlotte Catalano, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly

Observers: Charlotte Catalano, Deb Gingrich, Gary LaBelle, Gene Wagner,
Joe Kelly, Joe Sabo, Joe Yoder, Tim Johnson

Visitors:
23, Stephen Manifold, Sara Nicholas, Lanner and Harlan Johnson, Steve
Dunwoody


Weather:
Strong NW winds with complete cloud cover both diminishing as the day
progressed.

Raptor Observations:
GE J 307
BE J 1028, 1120
BE WB 734, 1138, 1224, 3:52
BE AD 800, 845, (3) 854, 1128, 123, 228, 3:31
BE UNAGED 1137
UE 123
PG AD 4:56
PG U 4:04, 4:56
First Bird
Last Bird - PG 4:56

Non-raptor Observations:
MONARCHS 4
BLJA 3
GCKI
Warbler spp. 4 (YRWA or BTGW)


========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner ([email protected])
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com


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Subject: Allegheny Front (18 Oct 2019) 41 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 18:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 1 9
TV 29 119 119
OS 0 9 109
BE 0 44 217
NH 0 4 15
SS 5 1140 1316
CH 0 87 142
NG 0 2 3
RS 0 8 24
BW 0 21 16208
RT 7 203 385
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 14 14
AK 0 27 66
ML 0 8 22
PG 0 14 24
UA 0 1 5
UB 0 0 13
UF 0 2 9
UE 0 1 1
UR 0 13 60

Total: 41 1718 18761
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Ed Gowarty,Sr

Observers: Bob Stewart, Jim Rocco

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Northwest winds aver AM velocity 20+ mph, gusts to 30 mph
afternoon becoming light.
Visibility up to 35 km.
90 to 100% cloud cover.
Temp 2 to 6 degrees C.

Raptor Observations:
41 migrating raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
crows, ravens, blue jays, flicker.

Predictions:
Sunny. High of 58 degrees F.
Winds from SSE 5-10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart ([email protected])


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Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Oct 2019) 202 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 17:50 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 12 17
Turkey Vulture 12 289 300
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 0 0
Osprey 0 35 286
Bald Eagle 10 93 221
Northern Harrier 0 17 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 114 865 1480
Cooper's Hawk 18 117 181
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 12 29
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 17 25
Broad-winged Hawk 0 22 6726
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 19 68 171
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 13
Golden Eagle 4 9 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 90 247
Merlin 6 47 119
Peregrine Falcon 0 25 45
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Raptor 2 11 28

Total: 202 1736 9947
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Compiler: David Barber

Counters: Diana Myers, Marc Robinson

Weather:
Variable cloudiness with NW winds 10-20 mph`

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0936A, 1030I, 1112A, 1125J, 1125J, 1213J, 1238A, 1558I, 1612I, 1652I

GOEA: 1003J, 1003subad, 1347J, 1546subad

Non-raptor Observations:

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


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Subject: Bake Oven Knob (18 Oct 2019) 81 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 17:38 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 49 183
Turkey Vulture 3 158 600
Osprey 0 22 179
Bald Eagle 12 75 226
Northern Harrier 0 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 450 970
Cooper's Hawk 9 42 93
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 4161
Red-tailed Hawk 14 41 173
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 3 4
American Kestrel 1 15 85
Merlin 2 12 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 28
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 67

Total: 81 912 6832
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Caleb Hinojos

Observers: Bob Astleford, Bob Hoopes, Jeff Hopkins, John Leskosky

Visitors:
Jack and Richard.

Additional qualified observers: Ed Wanamaker, Ron Klein, Richard


Weather:
Visibility was good all day and reached a high clarity of 10 miles by the
afternoon. Cloud cover was 100% in the morning but after 1000 gradually
reduced to 0% by the end of the count. Winds were steady from the NW with
gusts ranging between 15-24 mph. Temperatures were between 45-51F.

Raptor Observations:
Bald eagle: 0756i, 0825i, 0917a, 0920a, 0943a, 0944i, 1035a, 1035a, 1112a,
1209a, 1248i, 1304a

Golden eagle: 0926i, 1156i

Non-raptor Observations:
5 ravens, 3 flocks of geese (21, 18, 21).

Predictions:
Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind
becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ([email protected])
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2019) 81 Raptors
Date: Fri Oct 18 2019 17:34 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV 0 0 0
TV 17 212 212
OS 1 7 58
BE 3 58 124
NH 3 5 13
SS 40 330 431
CH 6 36 57
NG 0 0 0
RS 1 4 8
BW 0 1 3806
RT 2 51 79
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 6 7
AK 2 17 36
ML 0 16 22
PG 1 18 25
UA 3 4 5
UB 0 4 6
UF 0 0 0
UE 0 0 0
UR 2 7 10

Total: 81 776 4899
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.83 hours

Official Counter: Zoey Greenburg

Observers: Jon Kauffman, Joshua Potter

Visitors:
Dorthia & Dale Hostetter
Alexa Sarussi


Weather:
Strong NW winds, 7-10 mph. Sunny all day, temperatures 41-59F.


Raptor Observations:
BAEA (EST): Imm 10:36, Ad 14:25, Ad 14:55, SubAd 15:58

Local Raptors:
Turkey Vultures (high ct. 3), Black Vultures (high ct. 3), Bald Eagles
(high ct. 2 Ad), Red-tailed hawks (hight ct. 2)



Non-raptor Observations:
Other: 30 Common Loons, 25 Double-crested Cormorants, 13 Cedar Waxwings, 1
Eastern Meadowlark, 29 Tree Swallows, 1 Pileated

Many juncos, jays, and playful ravens

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, NW winds shifting to SE in the afternoon, light and variable.
High of 59F.
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Report submitted by Jon Kauffman ([email protected])


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