RBA western Pennsylvania, 11 February 2017 (two weeks)


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RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE02.11.17twoweeks

Highlights:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Lawrence County)
ROSS'S GOOSE (Washington County)
SNOW GOOSE (Allegheny, Erie, and Washington Counties)
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
ICELAND GULL (Erie County)
THAYER'S GULL (Erie County)
GLAUCOUS GULL (Erie County)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Erie County)
SLATY-BACKED GULL (Erie County)
FISH CROW (Allegheny County)
NORTHERN SHRIKE (Clarion County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
COMMON REDPOLL (Erie County)
EVENING GROSBEAK (Forest County)

Contributors: Brendyn Baptiste, Cathy Brown, Alan Buriak, Dan Deiuliis, M=
ichael Fialkovich, John Flannigan, Gigi Gerben, Rob Hodgson, Jay Kadane, =
Glenn Koppel, Michael Leahy, Geoff Malosh, Flo McGuire, Jeff McDonald, Je=
rry McWilliams, Tom Moeller, Clare Nicolls, Randy Stringer, Ryan Tomazin,=
 Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Robert Walczak, Carole Winslow.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Saturday, 28 January 2017 through Saturday, 11 February 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

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Transcript-

Please note: AMERICAN WIGEON, AMERICAN COOT, NORTHERN SHOVELER, RING-NECK=
ED DUCK, SCAUP SP., AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, PIED-BILLED GREBE continue to be=
 reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

At Schenley Park through 1/31, 2 MERLINS (JK).

On 2/1 on the river near the Woods Run Prison, 1 SNOW GOOSE (JMcD).

At Duck Hollow on 2/1, 2/3, and 2/8-2/10, 1 SORA (via eBird; TM; reported=
 to MVas; JF; GM); also on 2/10, 5+ FISH CROWS (GM).

On 2/11 at Imperial, 1 HORNED LARK (MF), 1 possible NORTHERN PINTAIL X MA=
LLARD HYBRID (DD).

On 2/11 during a Winter Raptor Survey, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (MF).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

In Dayton on 2/4, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (MVan).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 2/4 during a Winter Raptor Survey in eastern Butler, 1 NORTHERN HARRIE=
R (GK).

At Moraine State Park on 2/4, sightings included REDHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEY=
E (GK).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 1/31 in western Clarion, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (ML).

In Mt. Airy on 2/2, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (CW).

Near Rimersburg on 2/2, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (CW).

On 2/2 near Sligo, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (CW).

On 2/3 along Cherry Run Road, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (FM).

Along Craig Road on 2/3, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER (FM).

On 2/4 near Mt. Zion, NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS (MVan).

On 2/10 during the south/central Clarion Winter Raptor Survey, 2 ROUGH-LE=
GGED HAWKS (CW).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

In the Pymatuning area on 1/29, sightings included PEREGRINE FALCON, ROUG=
H-LEGGED HAWKS (RH).

On 2/2 during a Winter Raptor Survey in northwestern Crawford, 6 ROUGH-LE=
GGED HAWKS and others (CN).

On 2/6 during the Crawford County southeast Winter Raptor Survey, 4 ROUGH=
-LEGGED HAWKS (ML).


ERIE COUNTY:

=46rom 1/24 to 2/11 at Presque Isle, up to 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS; f=
rom 1/27 to 2/10 at Lakeview Landfill and Presque Isle, 1 SLATY-BACKED GU=
LL (JMcW, RS); from 1/24 to 1/28 at Lake View Landfill and Presque Isle, =
up to 4 GLAUCOUS GULLS; from 1/27 to 2/4 at Lake View Landfill and Presqu=
e Isle Bay, up to 4 ICELAND GULLS (JMcW).

In Erie on 1/28, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER (JMcW).

At Lakeview Landfill this week, COMMON RAVEN (JMcW).

On 1/29 at Fairview Business Park, 1 SNOW GOOSE; also in Fairview this we=
ek, PINE SISKINS (JMcW).

At Presque Isle on 1/29, 1 COMMON REDPOLL; on 1/30 and 2/10, THAYER'S GUL=
L; also this week, AMERICAN PIPITS (JMcW).

This week in Union City, COMMON RAVEN (JMcW).

This week at the sewage treatment plant, AMERICAN PIPITS (JMcW).


FOREST COUNTY:

In Tionesta on 1/31, 1 FOX SPARROW (FM).

On 2/11 in Marienville, 11 EVENING GROSBEAKS, 4 PINE SISKINS (BB).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 2/1 in the Volant Strips area, 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 ROUGH-=
LEGGED HAWK (AB); on 2/3, 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 101 SANDHILL CRA=
NES (MVas).

On 2/4 during a Winter Raptor Survey in southern Lawrence, 2 NORTHERN HAR=
RIERS (RW).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

Near West Middletown on 1/29, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 1 MERLIN (RT).

On 1/29 in Jefferson Township, 2 flyover SNOW GEESE (CB).

On 2/3 and 2/4 along Allison Hollow Road, 2 ROSS'S GEESE, 1 NORTHERN HARR=
IER (reported to GG; GG).

On 2/9 and 2/10 during two Winter Raptor Surveys, 1-2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, =
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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