RBA western Pennsylvania, 9 December 2016 (two weeks)


Marsh Wren,©Barry Kent Mackay

RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE12.09.16twoweeks

Highlights:
RED-THROATED LOON (Butler and Erie Counties)
SNOW GOOSE (Erie County)
CACKLING GOOSE (possible, Washington County)
BLACK SCOTER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
SURF SCOTER
FORSTER'S TERN
BLACK-HEADED GULL (Butler County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
DUNLIN (Erie County)
PURPLE SANDPIPER (Erie County)
SNOWY OWL (Erie County)
SHORT-EARED OWL
NORTHERN SHRIKE (Clarion County)
SNOW BUNTING

Contributors: Brendyn Baptiste, Donna Collett, Shawn Collins, Karyn Delan=
ey, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Glenn Koppel, Michael Leahy, Jerry McWilli=
ams, Aidan Place, Gina Rubino, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Friday, 25 November 2016 through Friday, 9 December 2016 (TWO WEEKS)

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Transcript-

Please note: COMMON LOON, HORNED GREBE, SCAUP SP., AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, B=
UFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE, NORTHERN SHOVELER, RUDDY DUCK, GADWALL conti=
nue to be reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

At Janoski's Farm in Clinton on 11/26, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS (MVas).

At Frick Park on 11/27 and 12/2, FOX SPARROWS (AP, DW).

On 11/28 at Carnegie Mellon University, 1 TENNESEE WARBLER (reported to A=
P), 1 WOOD THRUSH (AP).


BEAVER COUNTY:

At Raccoon Creek State Park on 11/26, 1 PURPLE FINCH (MVas); on 12/7, ~40=
 flyover TUNDRA SWANS (DC).

On 12/2 at the Ambridge Reservoir, 12 GREEN-WINGED TEAL (MVas).

Near Vanport on 12/4, 19 TUNDRA SWANS (GR).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 11/27 at Moraine State Park, 1 adult BLACK-HEADED GULL (reported to MV=
as); on 12/3, 1 MERLIN (GK); on 12/4, NORTHERN PINTAIL, CANVASBACK, 17 TU=
NDRA SWANS, 1 RED-THROATED LOON, 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL, WINTER WRENS, COMMO=
N YELLOWTHROAT, 1 HORNED LARK (BB), 1 MERLIN (GK); on 12/7, GREEN-WINGED =
TEAL, CANVASBACK, BLACK-HEADED GULL, TUNDRA SWANS (KD).

Over Butler Township on 12/3, 46 flyover TUNDRA SWANS (GK).


CLARION COUNTY:

On 12/1 at the Curllsville strips, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE (SG).

On 12/1 in Mt. Airy, 1 MERLIN (SG).

At the Piney Tract on 12/1, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (SG).

Over Knox on 12/2, approximately 20 flyover TUNDRA SWANS (ML).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 11/26 in Meadville, 2 PINE SISKINS, 8 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS; on 12/9,=
 4 PINE SISKINS, 9 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, PURPLE FINCHES (SC).

In Titusville on 12/3, up to 200 flyover TUNDRA SWANS, FOX SPARROWS (ML).=



ERIE COUNTY:

This week at Presque Isle, sightings included BLACK SCOTER, SURF SCOTERS,=
 CANVASBACKS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, RED-THROATED LOONS, =
SNOWY OWL (through 12/4), 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS, SNOW BUNTINGS, PEREGRINE F=
ALCON, TUNDRA SWANS, up to 445 REDHEADS, 2 DUNLIN, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK (12=
/3), 4 SNOW GEESE (12/5), 1 FORSTER'S TERN (12/7), NORTHERN PINTAILS (JM)=
.

In Fairview on 11/28, 1 SNOW GOOSE, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK (JM).


LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 12/9 in the Plain Grove area, 1 BONAPARTE'S GULL and others (MVas).


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Peters Lake on 11/26, 1 possible CACKLING GOOSE; on 12/9, WINTER WREN =
(GG).

On 12/5 and 12/7 over Washington, flyover TUNDRA SWANS (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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