Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
The Pennsylvania Birding List

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Tuesday, September 2 at 12:02 AM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Bittern,©Jan Wilczur

2 Sep Luzerne County Weekend Shorebirds; American Golden-Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher ["Debalko, Jonathan" ]
1 Sep Bairds', Pectoral Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, and a snipe at Somerset Lake [Donna Mohney ]
1 Sep Ravens in Bethlehem [Kathy ]
1 Sep More Common Nighthawks - Allegheny Co. [David Yeany II ]
1 Sep 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers and more, Monastery Rd, Blair Co [Michael David ]
1 Sep bald eagle, screech owl, Perry County [Cathy Brown ]
1 Sep nighthawks in Washington County [Cathy Brown ]
1 Sep Common Nighthawk, Allegheny County [Amy Henrici ]
1 Sep Osprey, Allegheny County, late post [Amy Henrici ]
1 Sep Migrants, etc Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
1 Sep Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve [Brian D Shema ]
1 Sep Northampton County weekend birds [Robin & Dan ]
1 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (01 Sep 2014) 5 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
1 Sep HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Sep 2014) 56 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
1 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (01 Sep 2014) 35 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
1 Sep HSR: Waggoner's Gap (01 Sep 2014) 30 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
1 Sep American Bittern [ ]
1 Sep Double crested comorant [Martin Wilson ]
1 Sep Probable/possible Common Ravens - Phila. Co., Morris Arboretum [kenjanuski ]
1 Sep Re: birds and Nishiki willow - Luzerne County [Kathy ]
1 Sep Great Egret - Lehigh Co. (Haafsville) [David Neimeyer ]
1 Sep birds and Nishiki willow - Luzerne County [Sandra Goodwin ]
1 Sep Bairds Sandpipers, etc.- Somerset County [Michael Lanzone ]
1 Sep Black Tern - Allegheny Co. [ ]
1 Sep Short-billed Dowitcher - Lehigh ["Hopkins,Jeffrey A." ]
1 Sep Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Centre [Michael David ]
1 Sep Black-billed Cuckoo, Allegheny Township, Butler County ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
1 Sep Re: Clarion Co- active turkey vulture nest [Amy Langman ]
1 Sep Clarion Co- active turkey vulture nest [Carole Winslow ]
31 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (31 Aug 2014) 5 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Aug Chambers Lake Black Tern, Chester County [Rick Robinson ]
31 Aug Common Nighthawks - Beaver Co. [ ]
31 Aug Common Nighthawks, Turtle Creek, Allegheny County [Dave Kerr ]
31 Aug Black Terns - Butler Co. [ ]
31 Aug Erie County bird sightings [Jerry McWilliams ]
31 Aug HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (31 Aug 2014) 11 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Aug Sora - Wingfireld Pines - Allegheny Co. [TODD HOOE ]
31 Aug Black Tern, Canoe Creek SP, Blair Co [Michael David ]
31 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (31 Aug 2014) 32 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Aug HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Aug 2014) 9 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Aug Little Blue Heron & Shorebirds - Wildwood Lake - Dauphin Co. [Ted ]
31 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (31 Aug 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Aug Common Nitehawk at dusk out of area Trumbull Co [bill drolsbaugh ]
31 Aug Solitary Sandpipers - Allegheny Co. [ ]
30 Aug A few birds at noon @ Keystone Lake/Dam (Armstrong County) [Marge Van Tassel ]
31 Aug Peregrine flacon in New Holland Pa (Lancaster county?) [Dave Leibert ]
30 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug Osprey, Warblers, etc. @ Crooked Creek (Armstrong County) [Marge Van Tassel ]
30 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Aug 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug Dauphin/Lancaster Counties birding [Ian Gardner ]
30 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Aug 2014) 58 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug Lancaster and Lebanon Couty birds [Windstream Mail ]
30 Aug HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Aug 2014) 51 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug BAIRD'S & Stilt Sandpipers - Lake Somerset, Somerset Co. [Jim Hausman ]
30 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Aug 2014) 30 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug HSR: Allegheny Front (30 Aug 2014) 59 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (30 Aug 2014) 10 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug Olive-sided Flycatcher Cumberland County [Vern Gauthier ]
30 Aug Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny County [Amy Henrici ]
30 Aug Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Allegheny Co [Timothy Johnson ]
30 Aug Silver Lake in Bucks Co [Doug Filler ]
30 Aug Sora at Wingfield pines allegheny county [Chris Phillips ]
30 Aug No Subject [Chris Phillips ]
30 Aug HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Aug 2014) 52 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Aug HSR: Allegheny Front (28 Aug 2014) 22 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Aug 2014) 45 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug Olive-sided flycatcher, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
29 Aug Nighthawks in Frick Park, Allegheny County ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
29 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (29 Aug 2014) 21 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug SGL 110, Berks County [Kerry A Grim ]
29 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Aug 2014) 38 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug Lebanon Couty Birds [Windstream Mail ]
29 Aug Mystery of mass killing of dead birds in Lancaster County solved ["Crable, Ad" ]
29 Aug Sandhill Cranes, Bradford Co. [Trudy Gerlach ]
29 Aug Grackles [Carl Juris ]
29 Aug Birdwalk Luzerne Co. - Sat, Sep 6 [Dave Kruel ]

Subject: Luzerne County Weekend Shorebirds; American Golden-Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher
From: "Debalko, Jonathan" <jonathan.debalko AT WILKES.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:35:46 -0400
I had a good Labor Day weekend of shorebirding in Luzerne County.  On
Sunday, August 31st the highlight at the Plymouth Flats was a juvenile
Short-billed Dowitcher.

Plymouth Flats, 8/31/14 (photos of dowitcher included)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19627307

On Sunday 9/1/14, the highlight at the Susquehanna River in Forty Fort was
a molting adult American Golden-Plover that took off, circled, and headed
south downriver gaining altitude.

Forty Fort Rec Fields, 9/1/14 (poor photos of Golden-Plover included)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19642530

Jonathan DeBalko
Drums, PA
Luzerne County
Subject: Bairds', Pectoral Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plovers, and a snipe at Somerset Lake
From: Donna Mohney <donnamohney AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:08:03 -0400
I went to Somerset Lake to see if I could locate any of the Bairds'
Sandpipers or other birds that Mike Lanzone mentioned yesterday.  I lucked
out and ran into Mike, who kindly shared his scope and his knowledge of the
shorebirds.   I added several birds to my life lists, including the
Bairds', a pectoral sandpiper, and a lesser yellowlegs.  I also got to see
my first snipe, startled out of its hiding place by the conservation
officer checking his traps.
(and, Mike, it was the Black-bellied Plovers that I was trying to recall
the name of - I was there when Andy McGann found 4 on the breast of the
dam, and had seen the 5th where we were today.)

Great day for birding!

-- 
Donna Mohney
Wilpen, Westmoreland County, PA
Subject: Ravens in Bethlehem
From: Kathy <pabirder AT PTD.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:07:20 -0400
I was greeted by 2 Ravens calling overhead when I arrived at Steel Stacks on 
the Southside for a concert. They don't seem to be bothered by the loud music 
and lights. 

Kathy Stagl
Emmaus, PA
Subject: More Common Nighthawks - Allegheny Co.
From: David Yeany II <dyeany AT PACONSERVE.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:51:14 -0400
Since I'm seeing many reporst of nighthawks from the past several days,
I'll add my observation into the mix.

While dining outside last evening (8/31) around 7:30PM, I counted 75 Common
Nighthawks streaming southeast above my home in Cheswick. I suspect there
may have been more before I noticed them. Definitely a sign of the changing
seasons to me.

David

-- 
David Yeany
*Conservation Planning Specialist/Ornithologist*
*Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program*
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Subject: 2 Olive-sided Flycatchers and more, Monastery Rd, Blair Co
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:49:01 -0400
Hi Everyone,

I had an excellent late afternoon around the Monastery Rd ponds area.
Highlights included:

2 Olive-sided Flycatcher
2 Black Vulture
1 Osprey
3 Solitary Sandpiper
19 Common Nighthawk
200+ Chimney Swift
4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Scarlet Tanager
50 Bobolink

Full checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19642619

Earlier in the day, inspired by the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and
Golden-Plovers in adjacent counties, I went looking for a plowed field in
Blair County. I did find one one (location in the checklist following) and
counted 63 Killdeer and 48 Horned Lark but nothing rarer.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19642425

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.
Subject: bald eagle, screech owl, Perry County
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:03:28 -0400
One bald eagle was spotted on the ground in a field in Perry county on 
Saturday. 

Also, several of us heard screech owls on Saturday and Sunday evenings in Perry 
County. 

Cathy Brown, Washington County 		 	   		  
Subject: nighthawks in Washington County
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:01:58 -0400
Last Friday evening I saw three nighthawks fly over out home in Burgettstown, 
Washington Co. 

Cathy Brown
 		 	   		  
Subject: Common Nighthawk, Allegheny County
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:49:08 -0400
This evening we were sitting on our front deck watching the light fade and saw 
a flock of 15 nighthawks fly by. 


Amy Henrici
Pat McShea
Plum Borough

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Osprey, Allegheny County, late post
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:46:34 -0400
Yesterday evening around 6:00 PM we were driving by the spillway of North Park 
lake and saw two Osprey. One has a large fish in its talons. 


Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Migrants, etc Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:44:40 -0400
On my way home from Conneaut Harbor Ohio this morning, I stopped at a few
spots in Crawford.

Miller's Pond
25 plus Killdeer
10 Pectoral Sandpipers
5 Semipalmated Plovers
8 Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Semipalmated sandpipers
1 Red Shouldered Hawk
1 Am Kestrel
1 Odd Hybrid White Goose ( I posted pics, not sure of the mix)

Conneaut Marsh
1 Marsh Wren ( juv, responded to my psshing)
2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Red Eye Vireo
1 Black and White Warbler
3 Purple Finches
2 Green herons
1 Great Egret

Some Photos from today
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/

Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve
From: Brian D Shema <bshema AT ASWP.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:09:24 -0400
Hi all,

 

Between rain showers, I spent some time at Beechwood today.  Figured the
rain would've put down and then held some birds over the past couple of
days.  This morning, I met up with Steve and Suzanne Thomas who were
standing among a mixed flock of warblers at the drip feature - mostly
Black-throated Green and Magnolia Warblers.  I stayed a bit longer and
turned up Nashville Warblers, a couple of American Redstarts and a Least
Flycatcher.  The flock moved on quickly, but I was able to point out an
Acadian Flycatcher to Michelle Kienholz, who showed up a bit later.
Otherwise, things were pretty quiet as the clock approached the noon hour.


 

This evening I stopped back with my daughter.  A similar mixed flock was
behind the nature center which included each of the previously mentioned
species (minus flycatchers), as well as Blackburnian and Black-and-white
Warbler.  A Great-crested Flycatcher appeared along the meadow's edge.  It
appeared to be associating with a group of Robins.  A White-eyed Vireo
called in the distance, but light was fading fast, so we did not
investigate.  On the way out of the reserve, a cuckoo flew overhead.
Judging only by the amount of contrast in the underwing, I'd guess
Yellow-billed.

 

Not a ton of birds yet, but diversity was decent.

 

Best,

Brian    

 

Brian Shema | Operations Director 
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania 
614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238 
412-963-6100 ext. 25 |   www.aswp.org

 

Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!

 
Subject: Northampton County weekend birds
From: Robin & Dan <foandla AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:38:03 -0400
The long weekend brought some nice surprises to and above the backyard.

Friday and Sat we had single Nighthawks.

Sunday brought Peewee and a first ever Kingfisher.

Today had Bald Eagle, Osprey, a mystery backlit warbler and at least 22
Ravens leaving the landfill and heading towards the mountains.

The Ravens went over all within 30 minutes, and if I count the 7 that had
passed earlier and may or may not have doubled back, there were 29.

I recall trying to chase down a nest on the mountain behind the high school
around 2005 for the BBA when we started seeing them on a regular basis.
They obviously have been quite successful. 

 

Dan Zmoda

Pen Argyl
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (01 Sep 2014) 5 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:09:59 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              4
Turkey Vulture               0              0             28
Osprey                       0              0              5
Bald Eagle                   0              0              7
Northern Harrier             0              0              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              3
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4              4             64
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0             14
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              1
American Kestrel             0              0              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              3

Total:                       5              5            142
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Richard Pohner

Observers:        Morris Cox

Visitors:
Steve Walthius x2


Weather:
Breaks of sun at times but mostly overcast throughout the day. Hot and
humid with temps ranging from 25-28C. Little wind from the SSW

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens x2
Hummingbirds x5
FOY Nighthawk x1
Dragonfly x5

Predictions:
Hot and humid once more with winds from the SSW.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (01 Sep 2014) 56 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:09:38 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5              5             10
Turkey Vulture               0              0              1
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                      15             15             69
Bald Eagle                   0              0             28
Northern Harrier             2              2              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              1             27
Cooper's Hawk                0              0             13
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk           31             31            219
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              9
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              1             33
Merlin                       1              1              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6

Total:                      56             56            464
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Kruel, Ryan Fick

Weather:
Fog, hazy, overcast then clearing late in day; light south winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Nighthawks on the move today, 29. swallows, swifts, some warblers this
morning
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (01 Sep 2014) 35 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:09:03 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3              3             49
Turkey Vulture              17             17            147
Osprey                       4              4             53
Bald Eagle                   1              1             48
Northern Harrier             0              0              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0             16
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              3
Broad-winged Hawk            6              6            165
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1             26
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0             11
Merlin                       0              0              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3              3             30

Total:                      35             35            563
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Scott Keys

Visitors:
Many hikers 


Weather:
Visibility 3-20 miles, Temp 71-88F, Wind 0-4 mph S,SE,NE, Cloud Cover
70-100%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1501a


Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Pileated Woodpecker, Pigeon, American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Mourning Dove, Flying Ants, Tussock Moth
Caterpillar, Tiger Swallowtail

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in
the afternoon
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (01 Sep 2014) 30 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:09:09 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           6              6             47
BE                           3              3             86
NH                           1              1              9
SS                           5              5             25
CH                           0              0             15
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              0              4
BW                          11             11            272
RT                           2              2             88
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           2              2             29
ML                           0              0              3
PG                           0              0              1
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              9

Total:                      30             30            591
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly,
                  Keith Gingrich, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Jessie Caufield - 37


Weather:
Hazy, overcast morning with light drizzle, partial clearing in the
afternoon.  Approaching storm ended the count at 2:30.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - BW 8:13
Last bird -  SS 2:23
BE Ad 1:59
Be WB 11:56
BE Juv 1:45

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers -17
CHSW -11
Monarchs -7
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: American Bittern
From: Daniel Hinnebusch <0000005fca6bddff-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:21:44 -0700
I had great looks early this morning at an American Bittern at Alcoa Marsh (off 
Fruitville Pike in Lancaster County). It was one of four heron species present, 
along with a Great Blue Heron, 20 Great Egrets perched together in a single 
tree, and an immature Black-crowned Night-Heron. One of the egrets had a blue 
tag on its right wing, but I could not discern any letters or numbers on the 
tag in the early morning light before it flew away. I will add an eBird 
checklist tomorrow with a poorly lit photo of the bittern. 

 
Dan Hinnebusch
Lancaster County
Subject: Double crested comorant
From: Martin Wilson <ancientbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:36:36 -0400
 AT  10389 hiway 641 just east of Roxbury, Franklin county in pond alongside
rd with great blue heron.

Martin Wilson
Subject: Probable/possible Common Ravens - Phila. Co., Morris Arboretum
From: kenjanuski <kenjanuski AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:28:13 -0400
Jerene and I decided to spend a few hours at Morris Arboretum today before
it got too hot and humid. Toward the end of our visit we saw two large dark
birds flying over the wetlands. They flew somewhat like hawks with powerful
strokes but also with some gliding. What was most noticeable about them were
the large head and bill. At least one of them was flying with his bill open,
a very large, long bill. I assume he was vocalizing but we didn't hear
anything. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like that silhouette
of the bill and head. My immediate thought was Common Raven and that was
Jerene's first reaction as well, even though it's been quite awhile since
we've seen any Common Ravens.

 

 

Ken Januski

Philadelphia, PA

  http://www.kenjanuski.com

 

 
Subject: Re: birds and Nishiki willow - Luzerne County
From: Kathy <pabirder AT PTD.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:00:40 -0400
I would suspect there is something on the leaves. Insects? Some kind of seeds 
or cocoons or galls on the leaves or at the point where the leaves attach to 
the branch? Are the leaves on the ground complete or do they show damage? 

Kathy Stagl
Emmaus PA

> On Sep 1, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Sandra Goodwin  wrote:
> 
> A friend has a Nishiki willow bush in her yard. She is noticing sparrows 
alighting on the branches and picking off the leaves in the middle of the 
branches. 

> 
> There are large spaces with no leaves, and lots of leaves on the ground. She 
said it is also too early for the leaves to be dropping naturally. 

> 
> She has four bird baths in her yard, so they shouldn't be trying to get 
moisture from the leaves?? 

> 
> Has anyone else had this happen? Any suggestions as to why the birds are 
doing this and/or how to stop this from happening? 

> 
> I have two photos that I can share privately.
> 
> Thanks for any input.
> 
> Sandy Goodwin
> Wyoming Co.
Subject: Great Egret - Lehigh Co. (Haafsville)
From: David Neimeyer <neimeyer AT US.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:47:10 -0400
At about noon today I saw what I believe was a great egret flying low
((80-100 ft), heading roughly east to west, towards Weisenberg
Twp-Seipstown-new Tripoli.

Although I only saw the bird from below, it was large and pure white.  From
the size and the color I eliminated Snowy Egret and Great Blue Heron.
Also, although I've seen Great Blue Herons in this area over the last few
weeks, and I have seen Great Egrets in past years, I haven't seen a Snowy
Egret here in Haafsville.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer
Subject: birds and Nishiki willow - Luzerne County
From: Sandra Goodwin <chickadd AT PTD.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:52:16 -0400
A friend has a Nishiki willow bush in her yard.  She is noticing  
sparrows alighting on the branches and picking off the leaves in the  
middle of the branches.

There are large spaces with no leaves, and lots of leaves on the  
ground.  She said it is also too early for the leaves to be dropping  
naturally.

She has four bird baths in her yard, so they shouldn't be trying to  
get moisture from the leaves??

Has anyone else had this happen?  Any suggestions as to why the birds  
are doing this and/or how to stop this from happening?

I have two photos that I can share privately.

Thanks for any input.

Sandy Goodwin
Wyoming Co.
Subject: Bairds Sandpipers, etc.- Somerset County
From: Michael Lanzone <mlanzone AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:26:21 -0400
Hi All,

Somerset Lake has been fairly good for shorebirds this fall and the last week 
there had been several Baird's Sandpipers around. Yesterday with the rain there 
was up to 3, along with over 60 Black Terns. This morning I had over 5 Bairds, 
4 in a single scope view and a nice mix if adult and juv birds for comparison. 
There may have been as many as 6-8. There was also a single Western Willet. 
Best area for shorebirds has been the north end parking lot area. The Bairds 
are often hiding in the grass adjacent to the mud flats or on the closer flats 
generally out of view from the parking area. Walking down the path towards the 
water allows you to be able to look back along the west side. Remember for 
those of you who frequent Somerset County there is a GroupMe list that has real 
time sightings for south central PA, let me know if you would like to be added. 


Good birding,
Mike Lanzone
Somerset County


-- 
Michael Lanzone
President, Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
Co-chair, Somerset Lake Action Committee
Subject: Black Tern - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:23:19 -0400
This morning I sat for a hour at the Imperial Grasslands main pond and had 
these highlights 


BLACK TERN,3 Greater Yellowlegs,4 Green Heron and 2 Horned Lark

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: Short-billed Dowitcher - Lehigh
From: "Hopkins,Jeffrey A." <HOPKINJA AT AIRPRODUCTS.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:02:01 +0000
After a fairly uneventful visit to Leaser Lake, I stopped in Foglesville to 
look for shorebirds. The mother lode was at the Ocean Spray warehouse on 
Boulder Dr. There were 40 or so least sandpipers, 15 lesser yellowlegs, a 
greater yellowlegs, at least 20 killdeer, and a juvenile short-billed dowitcher 
(probably ssp. hendersoni). The dowitcher either had only 1 leg or an injured 
leg, because the only time it moved, it hopped. 


I also visited Nestle Rd. There were 3 lesser yellowlegs, 8 least sandpipers, 
and a great egret. 


The only notable sighting at out at Leaser was a flock of kestrels along Blue 
Mountain House Rd. The night-herons from the previous couple weeks were not 
there. 


JH
Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Centre
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:35:42 -0400
Hi All, 

Matthew Rockmore found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper along tusseyville rd in a 
plowed field just south of the intersection with rte 45 this morning. It is 
still there as of minutes ago, I'm leaving now. It is associating loosely with 
a flock of Killdeer. 


Best,

Michael David
Blair Co. 

Sent from my Samsung Replenish
Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo, Allegheny Township, Butler County
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:04:21 -0400
A new bird for our cabin list: a Black-billed Cuckoo, low in the bushes, close 
enough to see its red orbital ring and black bill. Also, 2 Greater Yellowlegs - 
such a beautiful call. 


And yesterday evening, a Double-crested Cormorant flew over. 

Good birding,
Dan Weeks, Allegheny Township, Butler County

Sep 1, 2014
Squaw Valley Woodlands
Traveling
0.9 miles
88 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), 
Butler County. Start time: 8:17 AM. Observer: Dan Weeks, Allegheny Township, 
Butler County 


26 Canada Goose
1 Green Heron
2 Killdeer
2 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Mourning Dove
1 Black-billed Cuckoo -- Black bill, reddish around eye, brownish under tail, 
guttural call 

2 Northern Flicker
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
7 American Crow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
3 Gray Catbird
4 Common Yellowthroat
2 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 American Goldfinch
Subject: Re: Clarion Co- active turkey vulture nest
From: Amy Langman <birdgyrl AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:44:47 -0400
Last year I observed a turkey vulture nest in Berks County on the floor of a 
wagon barn (open at both ends). The chicks were just about to fledge by August 
18. I took a few photos, heard them hiss, and then backed away. Excellent 
hiding/nesting spot. They did not reuse the spot this year. 


Amy
Media, Delaware County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 1, 2014, at 7:44 AM, Carole Winslow  wrote:
> 
> I just thought I would share an interesting find for the county that I 
learned about last evening. An active turkey vulture nest has been found with 
two chicks, still in downy white feathers. The only location I can (or should) 
give is that it is in a small cave type, rock overhang area in a heavily wooded 
and steep hillside along the Clarion River. Not only is this an unusual find 
since turkey vulture nests are difficult to find, but it seems very late in the 
season for this nesting. The nest was discovered after hissing sounds were 
heard from the area about three weeks ago. Two years ago when I was fortunate 
enough to be able to see a single chick found in an abandoned barn, that bird 
looked similar to these back on July 8, and had already fledged a month later, 
first week of August. The only note I see in Birds of Pennsylvania notes 
clutches in mid-April to mid-May. However, I'm sure it's possible that the 
breeding season normally extends longer than we know since they are difficult 
to study. Either way, I thought it was worth sharing and highlights how 
breeding evidence can be obtained well out of the month of June ! If I hear 
more of the nest status I will post for anyone interested. It's in a remote 
location and appears safe for the most part from disturbance according to the 
reporter. 

> 
> "My" screech owl adult that is in the barn many days, is going through molt 
and is pretty crazy looking with an almost bald head and a large ruff of loose 
feathers around his neck. The first summer I saw this I thought something was 
wrong with it, but now have become accustomed to it's ragged appearance this 
time of year. I've not seen any young birds since late July now. 

> 
> Carole Winslow
> Sligo, Clarion Co.
Subject: Clarion Co- active turkey vulture nest
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:44:02 -0400
    I just thought I would share an interesting find for the county that 
I learned about last evening. An active turkey vulture nest has been 
found with two chicks, still in downy white feathers. The only location 
I can (or should) give is that it is in a small cave type, rock overhang 
area in a heavily wooded and steep hillside along the Clarion River. Not 
only is this an unusual find since turkey vulture nests are difficult to 
find, but it seems very late in the season for this nesting.  The nest 
was discovered after hissing sounds were heard from the area about three 
weeks ago. Two years ago when I was fortunate enough to be able to see a 
single chick found in an abandoned barn, that bird looked similar to 
these back on July 8, and had already fledged a month later, first week 
of August.  The only note I see in Birds of Pennsylvania notes clutches 
in mid-April to mid-May.  However, I'm sure it's possible that the 
breeding season normally extends longer than we know since they are 
difficult to study.  Either way,  I thought it was worth sharing and 
highlights how breeding evidence can be obtained well out of the month 
of June ! If I hear more of the nest status I will post for anyone 
interested.  It's in a remote location and appears safe for the most 
part from disturbance according to the reporter.

    "My" screech owl adult that is in the barn many days,  is going 
through molt and is pretty crazy looking with an almost bald head and a 
large ruff of loose feathers around his neck.  The first summer I saw 
this I thought something was wrong with it, but now have become 
accustomed to it's ragged appearance this time of year.  I've not seen 
any young birds since late July now.

Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co.
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (31 Aug 2014) 5 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:08:11 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       4              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1              1              1
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       5             13             13
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Curt Calafut, John Mercer

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Steve Scheidly


Weather:
Sunny and humid with SW winds, 7-17mph. Temperatures 73-91 degrees
Fahrenheit. Strong storms at 15:30 EDT shut the watch down early.

Raptor Observations:
A noticeable push of Ospreys

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk observed at 12:30 EDT

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the
afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 50 percent.- USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Chambers Lake Black Tern, Chester County
From: Rick Robinson <birder18 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:42:37 -0400
This morning a lone non-breeding black tern spent 1/2 hour feeding at the lake; 
a lesser yellowlegs made a pass without finding a place to land. Two great 
egrets were feeding in the rear of the lake. 


Rick Robinson
Chester County

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Common Nighthawks - Beaver Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:20:45 -0400
I was on my home from Moraine and had a low flying flock of about 30 COMMON 
NIGHTHAWKS fly over me in Economy Boro. 

I pulled over but lost the flock in trees and could not recover them

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: Common Nighthawks, Turtle Creek, Allegheny County
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:05:09 +0000
At 1842 this evening, I watched at least four Nighthawks flying south over the 
house. 


In the past, this species, along with the lightning bug, was a hallmark of mid 
to late summer in the Turtle Creek Valley. 


Dave Kerr
Turtle Creek/Carlisle
Subject: Black Terns - Butler Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:58:25 -0400
This afternoon I went to Moraine State Park to see if the rain brought in any 
birds 


I stopped at the Bear Run Boat Launch and found a flock of 12 BLACK TERNS 
flying and fishing on the lake 

By the time I left the flock increased to 24 birds 
also cool to watch was a adult Bald Eagle that tried to steal a fish from a 
Osprey 


Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: Erie County bird sightings
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:43:27 -0400
The following birds of note were reported this past week (today) from Gull 
Point on Presque Isle S.P. 



American Golden Plover  3; Aug. 31

American Avocet  1; Aug. 31

Willet  1; Aug. 31

Whimbrel  2; Aug. 31

Marbled Godwit  1; Aug. 31

White-rumped Sandpiper  2; Aug. 31


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw AT aol.com 

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:08:05 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              8              8
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             15             15
BE                           0             20             20
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           0             59             59
CH                           0             13             13
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              4              4
BW                           1            328            328
RT                           0            116            116
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           1             31             31
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              2              2
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              1              1
UF                           0              1              1
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              4              4

Total:                       2            606            606
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        Brian Wargo, Tom Dick

Visitors:
Brian Wargo, Jennie Ging, Meadow & Theo Ging Wargo
Tom dick


Weather:

early morning rain storms delayed start.
Light SW winds.
Average temp.  100% cloud cover. Visibility 17 to 40 km
 with haze across valey

Raptor Observations:
2 Raptors counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
9 Hummingbirds, Small flocks of waxwings, Goldfinches, 
   turkeys in lower fields
8 Monarch butterflies, Fritillaries, cabbage whites,
Red spotted purples, Black swallowtails
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (31 Aug 2014) 11 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:08:22 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             46             46
Turkey Vulture               6            130            130
Osprey                       2             49             49
Bald Eagle                   0             47             47
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             16             16
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0            159            159
Red-tailed Hawk              0             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             11             11
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             27             27

Total:                      11            528            528
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Hoopes, Jeff Hopkins

Observers:        Jeff Hopkins

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Fog until noon, clearing as the afternoon progressed.  Rain started at 4:20

Raptor Observations:
Two non-migratory red-tails and one non-migratory red-shoulder also seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
One raven heard.

Predictions:
Some sun with a shower or thunderstorm around, mainly later; very warm and
humid.  Winds WSW 4-7.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Sora - Wingfireld Pines - Allegheny Co.
From: TODD HOOE <hooe AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:06:51 -0700
The Sora first reported on eBird by JH on 8/24/14 was continuing at Wingfield 
Pines (Allegheny Co.)this morning. Shortly after arriving, I was able to locate 
this bird at 11:00am in the NW-most treatment pond (just west of the pond with 
the boardwalk) among a good number of Mallards and at least one Solitary 
Sandpiper. After observing for about a minute, it retreated into the reeds 
after I spooked the Mallards and Sandpiper who flew to ponds to the south. I 
was able to take a couple of pics (see eBird checklist below) before it 
disappeared. I checked back several times during my visit but did not see or 
hear the bird again. I was able to find at least 4 Solitary Sandpipers at 
nearby ponds however. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19626661


Good Birding!

Todd Hooe 
Pittsburgh, PA
Subject: Black Tern, Canoe Creek SP, Blair Co
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:02:10 -0400
Hi All,

A single Black Tern dropped in to Canoe Creek Lake around noon today,
adding to several reports of this species from west/central PA. This is my
200th species seen in the county! Distant photos are here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62706721 AT N05/15097374955/in/photostream/

Earlier in the morning I had 1 Blackburnian and 1 Bay-breasted Warbler.

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (31 Aug 2014) 32 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:08:58 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                4              4              4
Turkey Vulture              28             28             28
Osprey                       0              5              5
Bald Eagle                   0              7              7
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              3              3
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             60             60
Red-tailed Hawk              0             14             14
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      32            137            137
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Gary La Belle

Visitors:
12 + 3 Indiantown police officers. 

Special thanks to Gary Labelle for the work he did on the NW side of the
watch which greatly improved the view in that area. 


Weather:
Heavy fog to start with partial clearing after eight. Visibility less than
one mile throughout the count. Wind from the SW less than three miles per
hour. Temp range 21-28C  

Raptor Observations:
Turkey and Black Vultures were the only raptors noted to be moving and then
only for about three hours.

Non-raptor Observations:
Swifts and Swallows in few numbers. Only three Hummers noted at the
feeders.

Monarch=1

Predictions:
Much like today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Aug 2014) 9 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:08:24 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              5              5
Turkey Vulture               0              1              1
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       4             54             54
Bald Eagle                   0             28             28
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             26             26
Cooper's Hawk                0             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            4            188            188
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              9              9
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             32             32
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              6              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              6              6

Total:                       9            408            408
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Barber, Doug Wood, Ryan Fick

Weather:
Hazy with overcast to mostly cloudy skies, S/SW/W winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
10 species of warblers, blue-gray gnatcatcher, common nighthawk, tree,
cliff and barn swallows
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Little Blue Heron & Shorebirds - Wildwood Lake - Dauphin Co.
From: Ted <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:50:19 -0400
The Little Blue Herons are continuing at Wildwood Lake. I had one near the 
spillway on the south end of the lake around 3 p.m. today. Others I encountered 
reported the other on the north end/middle of the lake. If you're missed them, 
looks like you've still got a chance. 


There was also a wide range of shorebirds on the south end of the lake, 
including a Greater Yellowlegs, a Semipalmated Sandpiper and several Lesser 
Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers. 


In addition to the regular batch of Mallards and Wood Ducks there were also a 
few Green-winged Teals. 


Good birding!
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (31 Aug 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:08:36 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1             41             41
BE                           2             83             83
NH                           0              8              8
SS                           0             20             20
CH                           0             15             15
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              4
BW                           2            261            261
RT                           1             86             86
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           0             27             27
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           1              1              1
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1              9              9

Total:                       8            561            561
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:15:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner

Observers:        Joe Kelly, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
39



Weather:
Morning clouds and haze, partial afternoon clearing.  Light Southwest wind,
rain showers to the North. 

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad 12:06
BE 4 Yr 1:11
PG Juv 2:17 (FOY)
First bird - BE 12:06
Last bird - PG 2:17
At about 1:15, a pigeon flew low over the site from South to North.  As the
pigeon passed close to the right edge of a treeline, an unknown raptor flew
from behind the treeline took the pigeon in midair and dropped down below
the trees.  The unidentified raptor was not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers 8
Monarchs 5
Chimney Swifts 3
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Common Nitehawk at dusk out of area Trumbull Co
From: bill drolsbaugh <00000046cda72c3b-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:55:34 -0700
 While watching my sons band preform at halftime during a Hubbard Ohio football 
game I glimpsed a C.Nighthawk winging its way east,,nothing flys like a 
nightjar !! Did not see as many insects swarming around the stadium light as 
usual maybe all the rain this summer has cut down the bugs !! Bill Drolsbaugh 
Mercer Co Pa 

Subject: Solitary Sandpipers - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:09:39 -0400
This morning I did a sit in the rain at the Imperial Grasslands main pond 

The highlight was a flock of nine Solitary Sandpipers that flew in to the pond

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: A few birds at noon @ Keystone Lake/Dam (Armstrong County)
From: Marge Van Tassel <marvant AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:06:42 -0500
Driving to Keystone I watched an Osprey fly over Gastown as if coming from 
Keystone and after checking out the Atwood boat launch I pulled into the end of 
the lake where it is very shallow and a few nice "strips" of dirt/mud and marsh 
where another Osprey (hard to believe it would be same one) was perched on top 
of a tree near the gravel road by the campground and on the mud and logs were: 

2 Spotted Sandpipers
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Green Herons
5 Wood Ducks (on 1 large log)
1 Red-tail Hawk was soaring near the dam when I drove back
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
Subject: Peregrine flacon in New Holland Pa (Lancaster county?)
From: Dave Leibert <xdave AT ENTER.NET>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:49:43 +0000
Howdy all,
on the way back from a guitar trip I had a peregrine fly over my car  
while driving through New Holland.

This bird was kind of meandering around a bit. It flew over the main  
drag and then down over the railroad tracks towards the big blue water  
tower. It may have landed up on this tower after circling around it a  
bit.

It looked to be juvenile although I couldn't tell for sure. It was  
also missing a flight feather or two.

Have fun, Dave
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:08:06 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Northern Harrier             1              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       1              8              8
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Chris Pugliese

Observers:        

Weather:
Light S winds, with temperatures 78-79 degrees Fahrenheit. Mostly cloudy. 

Raptor Observations:
Local Cooper's Hawk and Red-shouldered Hawk noted.

Northern Harrier couldn't be aged

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk-1

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon.
Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of
rain 60 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Osprey, Warblers, etc. @ Crooked Creek (Armstrong County)
From: Marge Van Tassel <marvant AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:34:13 -0500
1 Osprey perched on tree by trash boom then hiding back & crying/calling)
1 Eastern Screech Owl (heard first  AT  6:30, then seen flying through trees  AT  7)
2 Wood Ducks
2 Killdeer
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 E. Wood PeWees
7 Black-capped Chicadees
5 Cape May Warblers
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Scarlet Tanager female
1 Indigo Bunting female
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
4 Red-eyed Vireos
2 White-eyed Vireos
18 E. Blluebirds (both adults and juveniles)
36 Cedar Waxwings
1 Wild Turkey
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Aug 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:08:37 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       0              7              7
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Kelly

Observers:        

Weather:
Milder temps, 63-74 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds NE, 4-6mph. Partly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
No migrants noted.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Monarch pushing through. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Dauphin/Lancaster Counties birding
From: Ian Gardner <gardnie07 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:25:36 -0400
I've been trying to bird consistently at a few places in the Harrisburg
area. Finally got my Dauphin County list up to 200. And I wanted to share
my results:

Hummel Nature Trail:
RT Hummingbirds
Eastern Wood-pewee
Tennessee Warbler 8/30
Am. Redstart 8/29-30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8/27

Wildwood Lake Park:
GW Teal 8/25-30
Wood Duck
Little Blue Heron 8/11-8/30 (2 juveniles)
Solitary Sandpiper 8/30
Semipalmated Sandpiper 8/30
Lesser Yellowlegs 8/27-30
Greater Yellowlegs 8/30
Least Sandpiper
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Wood-pewee
Least Flycatcher
Traill's Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
N Rough-winged Swallow
Wood Thrush
Ovenbird
Am. Redstart
Magnolia Warbler 8/28-29

Conewago Wetlands:
Semipalmated Plover 8/29
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-heron
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper 8/29
Greater Yellowlegs 8/29
Lesser Yellowlegs 8/29

I'm really excited now that Fall Migration has started up! Bring on the
migrants!

      Ian Gardner
   Hummelstown, PA
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Aug 2014) 58 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:08:37 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5             43             43
Turkey Vulture               8            124            124
Osprey                      23             47             47
Bald Eagle                   1             47             47
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             16             16
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk           13            159            159
Red-tailed Hawk              1             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             11             11
Merlin                       1              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             27             27

Total:                      58            517            517
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter:        Rick Morrissey

Observers:        Devin Kline, Ed Sinkler, Ed Wanamaker, Ron Kline

Visitors:
The Fountain Hill Borough was well represented with Ed Sinkler and his 
neighbor Hal Wagner who both kept careful watch for those low migrants
trying to sneak by low when no winds were present.


Weather:
Low temperature 59 degrees fahrenheit and high temperature 74 degrees
fahrenheit.  Fog in the morning with clearing late morning.  Wind speeds
ranged from 0-8 mph.





Raptor Observations:
Flight was hampered by fog in the morning and lack of wind and thermals in
the afternoon.  These conditions did not deter osprey from flying on the
south ridge with consistency after the fog lifted.

Non-raptor Observations:
We had 6 hummingbirds, a rough winged swallow, and one black and white
warbler.

Predictions:
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the
afternoon. High 84F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Lancaster and Lebanon Couty birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:04:49 -0400
I was at Middle Creek WMA and Reistville ponds today and had these
highlights.

At Stop #3 there were 7 Broad-winged Hawks that flew north-Lebanon Co. only

Wes Finkbeiner pulled up to stop #3 while I was hearing and watching a
Common Raven 

 flying west toward SGL 225. It was only a speck at 2:20 pm.

Then we saw 2 raptors flying/  fighting? from the south then went north,
about 2:30 pm.

We had 2 female plumage Merlins in view for about 2 minutes. They were doing
loops from about 200 ft. high

to almost the ground. They were in both counties.

There were also 3 Bobolinks by me only at Stop #3. Lebanon Co. only.

At Reistville there was no Tundra Swan today and very few shorebirds.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 

 

 

 
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Aug 2014) 51 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:08:06 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              5              5
Turkey Vulture               0              1              1
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                      12             50             50
Bald Eagle                   1             28             28
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             26             26
Cooper's Hawk                0             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk           34            184            184
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1             29             29
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              9              9
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             32             32
Merlin                       1              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             1              6              6
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              6              6

Total:                      51            399            399
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Jason Deeter, Phil Campbell

Weather:
Overcast, south wind 1-8 mph, some clearing late in day

Raptor Observations:
a very, very dark immature Peregrine falcon--1305

Non-raptor Observations:
Steady swallow migration, trees, cliff, barn.. chimney swifts, 15
hummingbirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: BAIRD'S & Stilt Sandpipers - Lake Somerset, Somerset Co.
From: Jim Hausman <englishhaus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:46:51 -0400
Hello All,

This morning, I traveled to Lake Somerset with Bob Mulvihill and Bob Leberman 
to check out shorebirds. Upon arriving, I picked out my life Stilt Sandpiper! 
On the way, Bob M had called Mike Lanzone; he and his family showed up a few 
minutes later and soon refound the BAIRD'S SANDPIPER he had recently seen this 
morning and yesterday. We enjoyed great and instructive (bird was among several 
similar semipalmated sandpipers) scope views of this juvenile bird! After 
saying goodbye, we stopped for lunch at the Country Store near Powdermill. 
Amazing food and highly recommended if you're birding near the Powdermill area. 
They use fresh, locally-sourced, natural ingredients and are very pleasant 
conversationalists. We also stopped briefly by the bird banding lab to check on 
things. They banded a SORA this morning and two OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS in the 
past few days. A great morning to be out but quickly getting warm and muggy. 


Stay cool!

Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills 
Allegheny Co. 

Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Aug 2014) 30 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:08:22 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           8             40             40
BE                           5             81             81
NH                           1              8              8
SS                           3             20             20
CH                           0             15             15
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              4
BW                          10            259            259
RT                           2             85             85
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           0             27             27
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1              8              8

Total:                      30            553            553
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, MJ McMillan, Pat Freed,
                  Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Diakon Youth Services - 10, Jessie & Ethan Caufield 24


Weather:
Early thick fog, then overcast with haze and S winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE Ad 10:45, 11:08, 1:37, 1:38, 2:47

First bird - SS 7:42
Last bird - SS 2:40

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 15
Monarchs - 4

1 1/2 foot black snake
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (30 Aug 2014) 59 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:08:37 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              8              8
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             15             15
BE                           1             20             20
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           2             59             59
CH                           2             13             13
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              4              4
BW                          35            327            327
RT                          18            116            116
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0             30             30
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           1              2              2
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              1              1
UF                           0              1              1
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              4              4

Total:                      59            604            604
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter:        Tom Dick

Observers:        Brian Wargo, Ed Gowarty, Jack Julian

Visitors:
Tom and Annie Dick, Brian M. Wargo, Jeanine Ging, Meadow Ging-Wargo, Jack
Julian, Barbara Stubbs, Becky Bassette,
Joe Sabo, Ed Gowardy


Weather:
SE winds with average of 30 % clouds

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (3:15)2nd year bird

Non-raptor Observations:
a surprising number of monarch butterflies

Predictions:
SE winds with chance of thunderstorm
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (30 Aug 2014) 10 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:08:31 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              5              5
Bald Eagle                   0              7              7
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3              3
Cooper's Hawk                1              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            6             60             60
Red-tailed Hawk              0             14             14
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      10            105            105
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Schwenk

Observers:        Mike Dale, Morris Cox, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Light south winds under an overcast sky. Temps 61-72, humid.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
1-7 SW winds under mixed clouds and sun. Temps in the mid 70's to low 80's.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher Cumberland County
From: Vern Gauthier <pabirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:53:47 -0400
Greetings,
Six of us birded the Michaux State Forest this morning (Big Flat, Ridge Road 
and Milesburn Road). We had one OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER on a snag in the old 
burn area on Ridge Road. We also had 15 species of warblers. On Thursday I had 
one PHILADELPHIA VIREO on Elk Hill Road and one WILSON'S WARBLER on the 
Appalachian Trail at Camp Michaux. 

Vern Gauthier
Newville
Cumberland County
Subject: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Harrison Hills Park, Allegheny County
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:48:52 -0400
This morning we first birded at Beechwood Farms where we did not see anything 
out of the ordinary. Then we headed up to Harrison Hills Park where we spotted 
the flycatcher feeding in the woods as you approach the cattail marsh above the 
pond and a flock of warblers below the pond dam. Pat spotted most of the 
warblers while all I was seeing were titmice, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, 
and other common birds, but eventually I began to spot the warblers as well. 


Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Warblers:
Magnolia
Chestnut-sided
Black-throated Green-4
Blackburnian
Black and White
Common Yellowthroat

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Allegheny Co
From: Timothy Johnson <tj359 AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:12:59 -0400
Karena and I were at Boyce Mayview park this morning.  Birding was  
fairly slow but we had an adult Yellow-bellied Flycatcher along Upland  
Trail for a highlight.  We also had a few warblers which consisted of  
1Chestnut-sided, 2 Magnolia and 1 American Redstart.

Tim Johnson
Allegheny County
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks Co
From: Doug Filler <d.filler AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:02:18 -0500
The following were seen or heard on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake 
Nature Center located in Bristol, PA. 

Really good day at Silver Lake two great looks at a bird not usually seen here, 
Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Also 3 migrant warblers. 



Silver Lake Nature Center, Bucks, US-PA
Aug 30, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
Party size: 4
0.5 mile(s)

31 species

Canada Goose 50
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Ring-billed Gull 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 50
Gray Catbird 25
European Starling 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 2


View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19612936 

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

Doug Filler 
Levittown 
Subject: Sora at Wingfield pines allegheny county
From: Chris Phillips <chrisgphillips AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:51:29 -0400
I should have stated that sora was observed at Wingfield Pines allegheny county 
at one of the last treatment pond. We have been watching it for about 10 
minutes while it is feeding. From wooden benches along boardwalk look nw toward 
group of willows. Also a pair of green herons in pond. 


Chris Phillips
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: No Subject
From: Chris Phillips <chrisgphillips AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:35:16 -0400
Sora rail sighted at Wingfield Pines. Observed on along wooden boardwalk. Three 
of us saw it. 


Chris Phillips
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Aug 2014) 52 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:08:34 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5              5              5
Turkey Vulture               1              1              1
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       5             38             38
Bald Eagle                   1             27             27
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             25             25
Cooper's Hawk                4             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk           23            150            150
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              6             28             28
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              9              9
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             31             31
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              5              5
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3              6              6

Total:                      52            347            347
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Dave Reiger, Laurie Goodrich

Weather:
partly cloudy, light winds from northwest to east through the day

Raptor Observations:
bald eagle adult 915

Non-raptor Observations:
159 cedar waxwings, barn swallows,chimney swifts, 9 spp warblers but low
numbers,  10 sc tanager
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (28 Aug 2014) 22 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:08:52 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              6              6
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             11             11
BE                           0             16             16
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           0             52             52
CH                           0             11             11
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              4              4
BW                          16            283            283
RT                           3             66             66
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0             21             21
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              1              1
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              1              1
UF                           1              1              1
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           2              2              2

Total:                      22            479            479
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Gowarty

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
few clouds, clear with NW wind

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
cedar waxwings, cormorants, swifts

Predictions:
East wind
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Aug 2014) 45 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:08:27 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             38             38
Turkey Vulture              10            116            116
Osprey                       1             24             24
Bald Eagle                   4             46             46
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             13             13
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk           21            146            146
Red-tailed Hawk              2             24             24
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             11             11
Merlin                       2              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             25             25

Total:                      45            459            459
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dan Kunkle, Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
several hikers some with dogs


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 50-73F, Wind 0-4 mph N,NW,Cloud Cover
20-70% 

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: 1012i,1115a,1115a,1318i
2 Peregrine Falcons also sighted. One flew around the bowl for 20 minutes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird(6),Monarch(1),Hairy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Scarlet
Tanager, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-throated Green Warbler,
Yellow-throated Vireo, Magnolia Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina
Wren, Downy Woodpecker, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, American
Goldfinch, Red-spotted Purple Butterfly, Tiger Swallowtail, Black
Swallowtail

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm
wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Olive-sided flycatcher, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:52:37 -0700
At 7:15 tonight an olive-sided flycatcher appeared on the snag at the east end 
of the yard. This snag has brought in a lot of the unusual birds through the 
years because it's located between the cover of the yard trees and shrubs and 
the big open fields below. It stayed for about 10 minutes hawking insects 
before chasing a robin down into the fields somewhere. I didn't bother looking 
for it after that. 

Hummingbird activity today was high. I'm still seeing adult males but now I'm 
seeing more immature males than adults of either sex, along with some immature 
females. 


Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Nighthawks in Frick Park, Allegheny County
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:44:13 -0400
Tonight, as we were watching a rehearsal of "As you like it" by the Pittsburgh 
Shakespeare in the Parks theater company in Frick Park near the start of 
Riverview Trail, a flock of at least 8 nighthawks started circling in the 
evening sky, sweeping and diving. As dusk fell, the flock of nighthawks 
intertwined with the swooping bats as a narrow crescent moon rose in the 
evening sky. 


Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (29 Aug 2014) 21 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:08:38 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              5              5
Bald Eagle                   0              7              7
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           16             54             54
Red-tailed Hawk              2             14             14
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      21             95             95
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Morris Cox

Visitors:
Carey Furlow


Weather:
WIND DIRECTION:WNW CHANGING TO WSW AT 0-7 MPH
CLCV: 20 TO 80%
HUMIDITY: 39 TO 50 
TEMP: 17.5C TO 27.C 

Raptor Observations:
OSPREY at 1145
NORTHERN HARRIER at 1159

Non-raptor Observations:
turkeys. hummingbirds, chickadees, tree swallows, barn swallows,
goldfinches, swifts, wax wings, Nashville warbler, red eyed vireos, pee
wee, hairy woodpecker, and 3 ravens.
5 tiger swallow tail butterflies
several dragonflies
1 monarch

Predictions:
showing an increase in the amount of migrating raptors.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: SGL 110, Berks County
From: Kerry A Grim <mountainbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:46:38 -0400
A very quiet walk on State Game Land 110 this morning, few birds, no wind 
noise, and just two people…obviously local Dutchman (don’t ask) and on days 
like this I could hear them talking to one another from probably 300 yards 
away. How loud were they to the wildlife? 


I love days like this, makes it more challenging finding the local Ovenbirds. I 
had four, two seen and two ‘seet’ calls which I recognize as Ovenbirds. On days 
like this, I walk slower, try to be quiet as possible and alert to any movement 
or sound. Anyway, only 19 species which certainly is low, but I did hear a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Common Raven. A morning well-spent. A big list is not 
necessary for enjoyment of the outdoors. 


Kerry Grim
Hamburg, PA
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Aug 2014) 38 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:08:08 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             32             32
BE                           0             76             76
NH                           0              7              7
SS                           2             17             17
CH                           1             15             15
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           2              4              4
BW                          24            249            249
RT                           5             83             83
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           1             27             27
ML                           1              3              3
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           2              7              7

Total:                      38            523            523
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Visitors:
14


Weather:
High thin clouds with light and variable wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - ML 8:12
Last bird - BW 2:13

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW -2
Hummers-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Lebanon Couty Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:39:23 -0400
Sid Hostetter lead 10 people today and we had the following highlights-

SGL 145 off Epler Road.

Wood Duck-2

Northern Harrier- 1

Broad-wing Hawk- 1 adult

Merlin -2- Sid had put his optics  in the car when he saw a raptor at about
11:25 am .

This was in the parking lot.

When he heard falcon he was looking with optics.

After a few minutes it was joined by a second merlin. They flew together and
circled higher.

One would almost flip to its back.  

I am not sure which direction they flew.

Then I went to Reistville Road in Reistville and the Tundra Swan is back.

Fox Rd. had 2 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Randy  C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Mystery of mass killing of dead birds in Lancaster County solved
From: "Crable, Ad" <acrable AT LNPNEWS.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:40:50 +0000
Verdict is microbursts violentsly killed hundreds of songbirds in eastern 
Lancaster County during July 27 storm. 


http://bit.ly/Z0l39D
Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Bradford Co.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:18:31 -0400
Just now heard Sandhill Cranes calling, went out and saw three of them flying 
west (from my house near New Era) and disappearing in the directions of a local 
pond west of me. First I’ve heard them since early June. 

Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: Grackles
From: Carl Juris <hbgbrdrs AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:24:36 -0400
We also had 75 to 100 grackles in the neighborhood yesterday. Guess they are 
getting ready! 


Carl and Nancy Juris
Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Subject: Birdwalk Luzerne Co. - Sat, Sep 6
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:11:26 +0000
Hi All,
There will be a walk at Nescopeck State Park on Sep 6. Meet at the visitor 
center for 8:00am. 


Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County