RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 February 2017 (two weeks)


Long-eared Owl,©Douglas Pratt

RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE02.25.17twoweeks

Highlights:
SNOW GOOSE (Butler County)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Somerset County)
SHORT-EARED OWL
EVENING GROSBEAK (Forest County)
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: Scott Bastian, Donna Collett, Michael David, John Flannigan=
, Jim Hausman, Rob Hodgson, Todd Hooe, Glenn Koppel, Michael Leahy, Flo M=
cGuire, Jerry McWilliams, Richard Nugent, Steve Sanford, Jerry Stanley, M=
ark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Saturday, 12 February 2017 through Saturday, 25 February 2017 (TWO WEEKS)=


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Transcript-

Please note: on the last report, the MERLIN reported for Washington Count=
y was seen at Washington Cemetery (RT). AMERICAN WIGEON, SCAUP SP., NORTH=
ERN SHOVELER, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE, TEAL SP., COMMON LOON, GADWAL=
L continue to be reported this week.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 2/16 at the Imperial Grasslands, 5 NORTHERN PINTAILS; on 2/19, 1 ROUGH=
-LEGGED HAWK (MVas); on 2/24, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER (JH). At the truckstop o=
n 2/18 and 2/20, 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (TH, JF); on 2/24, 1 GREA=
TER YELLOWLEGS (JH). On 2/20 at the Toy Airport, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (JF)=
.

In McKees Rocks on 2/17, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (JF).

On 2/17 at Duck Hollow, 1 SORA (MVas).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

At Crooked Creek on 2/18, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, NORTHERN HARRIER (MD).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 2/24 at Raccoon Creek State Park, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (DC).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 2/14 at Moraine State Park, 1 SNOW GOOSE (reported to MVas).

In Allegheny Township on 2/25, 12 TUNDRA SWANS


CLARION COUNTY:

In the Knox area this week, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER (ML).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

In the Pymatuning area on 2/20, 77 NORTHERN PINTAILS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS,=
 and others (RH); on 2/21, 45 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, NORTHER=
N PINTAIL, and others (GK).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 2/24 at Presque Isle, 13 SANDHILL CRANES (JM).


FOREST COUNTY:

In Neiltown on 2/21, 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS (FM).

On 2/21 at Buzzard Swamp, COMMON RAVEN, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (FM).


MERCER COUNTY:

Along Cowden Road on 2/17, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER (SS).

On 2/17 along Newcastle-Mercer Road, ~200 HORNED LARKS (SS).

In the Shenango area on 2/21, sightings included REDHEAD (SS); on 2/24, G=
REATER YELLOWLEGS (RN).


SOMERSET COUNTY:

On 2/21 outside Berlin, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, SHORT-EARED OWL (reported to S=
B).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Wyattville pond on 2/20, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS and others (JS).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Canonsburg Lake on 2/23, RUSTY BLACKBIRD (JF).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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