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Pale-billed Woodpecker,©Dan Lane

23 Nov Schuylkill Co. Barred Owl Response - Lebanon Reservoir [Dave Kruel ]
22 Nov Tinicum nwr (philly) walk today [ ]
22 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (22 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Harris's sparrow, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
22 Nov Re: Hawk ID help [Alan Wells ]
22 Nov Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
22 Nov Snow Goose Continues -- North Park, Allegheny County [Aidan Place ]
22 Nov Merlin -- Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Nov 22, 2014 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
22 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (22 Nov 2014) 21 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Nov 2014) 5 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (22 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (22 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov Black Scoters - Allegheny Co. [ ]
22 Nov Mercer/Lawrence Counties Larks, Buntings, Longspurs, Pipits [Dave Inman ]
22 Nov Common Loon - Allegheny Co. [ ]
22 Nov Peregrine Falcons, Bethlehem, Northampton County [Amanda Kavitt ]
22 Nov Juvenile tundra swan allegheny county [jusko88 ]
22 Nov Common loon limited by new ice cover, Middle Creek, Lancaster County [ ]
22 Nov Sandhill Cranes - Cumberland County [ ]
22 Nov Silver Lake in Bucks County [Doug Filler ]
22 Nov Sandhill Cranes, Sewickley, Allegheny Co. [Robert Mulvihill ]
22 Nov Snow Goose; Allegheny County; 11/22/2014 [Richard Nugent ]
22 Nov Help with Hawk ID [Alan Wells ]
22 Nov Frick Park, Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County [ ]
22 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 22, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
22 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Nov 2014) 14 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov Lawrence County feeder birds [Robert Walczak ]
22 Nov FW: [PABIRDS] FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
21 Nov HSR: Rose Tree Park (21 Nov 2014) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Christmas Bird Counts [Marg Higbee ]
21 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (21 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Nov 2014) 40 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
21 Nov Clarion Co- short-eared owl, fox sparrows continue [Carole Winslow ]
21 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Nov 2014) 38 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Yard birds, Indiana County [Dan Cunkelman ]
21 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Nov 2014) 63 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Patrick Millar ]
21 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (21 Nov 2014) 3 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Lebanon County birds [Windstream Mail ]
21 Nov Bonaparte's Gull, Hooded Mergansers, more; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County [Tom Moeller ]
21 Nov Common Goldeneyes - Marquette Lake - Lebanon Co. [Ted Nichols II ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Kyle Chelius ]
21 Nov Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Nov 20, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Linda Widdop ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Marcia Makadon ]
21 Nov Photo Study Of A Harris's Sparrow At Koch Property, Northampton Cty, PA, 11/21/14 ["Howard B. Eskin," ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Kathleen Evans ]
21 Nov Eastern PA Birdline: 11/21/2014 [Dave DeReamus ]
21 Nov RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Peter Capobianco ]
21 Nov Yesterday [Herb Flavell ]
21 Nov Washington County waterfowl ["g. g" ]
21 Nov Hen common goldeneye allegheny county [jusko88 ]
21 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 21, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
21 Nov Sandhill Crane Survey Results 2014 ["Williams, Lisa" ]
21 Nov HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
20 Nov Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Nov 20, 2014 [Rudolph Keller ]
20 Nov Clarion Co- high number fox sparrows, siskins arrive [Carole Winslow ]
20 Nov Rusty blackbirds again at Schenley Park [ ]
20 Nov Hahn Rd. AMD Pond - Washington Co. [ ]
21 Nov Peregrine Falcon, Bethlehem, Northampton County [Amanda Kavitt ]
21 Nov Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
20 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (20 Nov 2014) 13 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2014) 16 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2014) 17 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
20 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov Lancaster County- Middle Creek WMA [Windstream Mail ]
20 Nov Re: Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County [Donna Mohney ]
20 Nov Snow Geese- Chester County [pete moffett ]
20 Nov Herring Gulls-Washington County ["g. g" ]
20 Nov Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County ["g. g" ]
20 Nov Mckees rocks marina allegheny county [jusko88 ]
20 Nov Ring_billed gulls Franklin county, Willow Hill, Pa [Martin Wilson ]
20 Nov Common Loon, Bald Eagles, Middle Creek, Lancaster County [ ]
20 Nov Tundra Swan - Memorial Lake, Lebanon Co. [Ted Nichols II ]

Subject: Schuylkill Co. Barred Owl Response - Lebanon Reservoir
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:16:01 +0000
Hi All,

A few birds at the Lebanon Reservoir (Suedberg) this eve were:
Canada Goose 43
Bald Eagle 2
Barred Owl
Kingfisher
Pileated Woodpecker
Purple Finch

It was the pretty typical scenrio for me......a long time for a barred owl 
response. I got to our usual viewing spot, and knowing that it often takes 
barreds a long time to respond, I started blurting out my barred imitation 
while setting up my scope to scan the water. After a good half hour of on/off 
barred imitations and scanning around, I packed up and started walking back 
out.....and in typical form, a barred owl began some steady calling (probably 
around 5:15p). 


I have had barreds respond while still doing imitations or tape playback, but 
more often, there is a 10 min or more gap before a response. 


Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County
Subject: Tinicum nwr (philly) walk today
From: Clifford Hence III <0000003a3f542467-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:00:21 -0500
We had a nice birdwalk this AM at the Tinicum Refuge located near the Phila 
Airport. It was raptor rich with a great view of 3 adult bald eagles 
interacting over the impoundment. Perhaps another adult Bald Eagle is making a 
move on the locals? Later we saw a pair of Perguine Falcons doing a mating 
flight in the same area. 

The impoundment was completely iced over so there were no ducks on the water. 
But there were numerous Mallards, some Green winged teal and Black duck on 
Darby Creek. We also saw a couple on golden crowned kinglets and several rusty 
blackbirds as well as a large number of red wing blackbirds. 

Some folks on the walk also saw an American Woodcock flying on the marsh side 
of the refuge. Unfortunaly further attempts to see the Woodcock were not 
successful. 

By the end of the walk some of the ice on the refuge had begun to melt, so the 
warmer temps tomorrow may bring back the ducks. 


Cliff hence
Phila


Sent from my iPad
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (22 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:11:59 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5             47            306
Turkey Vulture               1            131            903
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   0             45            295
Northern Harrier             0             13            106
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             76           3926
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             0              7             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             37             98
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk              3            727           1606
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             88            147
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             1              5             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             50            255

Total:                      12           1247          12605
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Rick Morrissey

Observers:        Dan Kunkle

Visitors:
We had 19 total visitors.  There were 7 adults, 10 sub-adults, and 2
juvuniles but I'm leaning towards 2 of the sub-adults being unidentified
immatures.  

One of our visitors had a large wooden flute and played native american
melodies, a highlight for the afternoon with or without raptors.


Weather:
The day started with sunshine and ending with overcast skies.  Temperatures
ranged from 23 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit, intermitent winds southwest from
0-9 miles mph prior to noon and then 1-4 mph after 1pm.                

Raptor Observations:
First raptor of the day at 0955, Peregrine Falcon, which was almost the
last bird of the day but then an adult Red Shouldered Hawk at 1030.

The Peregrine Falcon would not have been counted if it were not for the
counter looking west to take a wind speed assessment.  The falcon entereed
the ridge at treetop level from the North side behind the South lookout,
heading South.  The Red Shouldered Hawk flew directly over the counter on
the South lookout for a great look at a beautiful raptor.  

Non-raptor Observations:
A pileated woodpecker, black eyed juncos, a lone comerant flying 50 feet
above the hawk watch (no wind, no lift), and two ravens.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 49 degrees Fahrenheit with winds light and variable.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Harris's sparrow, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:34:12 +0000
Bird continues. Almost all of the 40+ people who came saw it although some had 
to wait a few hours. Others were much luckier. It was easier seen from mid 
morning on and the last sighting was at 4:20 feeding in the backyard 
feeders. Visitors still welcome. .  

  Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Re: Hawk ID help
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:13:00 -0500
Thanks to everyone for the responses on the Hawk ID question. It actually was 
back again this afternoon for a few minutes. It landed on the neighbors roof. 
Again I was only able to get off a couple shots before it flew off. I did post 
it to the flickr site so you can get a better look at it. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/awellsphoto

Thanks Again

Alan Wells
York haven
Subject: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:11:15 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

       It looks as though the Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird that has been
visiting my backyard from 11/15 - 11/21 may at least for the time being left
the area. The last report was Friday 11/21 around noontime with someone
watching between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Friday with no success. There were
no reports today of the bird being seen. As Scott Weidensaul and Sandy
Lockerman have mentioned to me and I have heard this from past western
Hummingbirds visiting other locations that when a bird makes a decision to
leave it is usually late morning to midday of that particular day after
spending more time than usual fueling up for the next part of their journey.
The feeders will remain up in case he or another hummingbird chooses Akron
as a place to stop over. Many thanks to all who visited, were able to
see/photograph the bird and for abiding to my viewing instructions per my
original e-mail making this a very successful and uneventful rare bird
event. Thanks again goes out to Sandy Lockerman for being available to
successfully band this bird.

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lancaster County




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Subject: Snow Goose Continues -- North Park, Allegheny County
From: Aidan Place <placea AT WINCHESTERTHURSTON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:12:17 -0500
As it was going dark this evening, I was able to locate the snow goose
(found earlier this week by Richard Nugent) in a large flock of Canada
geese roosting on North Park Lake. It was cool that the goose was bright
enough that, even after it was too dark to see the Canadas, it could still
be clearly made out.
Good Birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County
Subject: Merlin -- Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Nov 22, 2014
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:27:02 -0500
I was down at Duck Hollow when Jim Hausman drove up, jumped out of his car and 
spotted a female Merlin perched on the top of a dead tree, eating a bird. We 
watched it for quite a while as it ate the bird, cleaned its talons and beak, 
and rested before it powerfully flew off up towards Nine Mile Run. A beautiful 
look at a beautiful bird! 


Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County


Nov 22, 2014
Duck Hollow
Traveling
0.2 miles
66 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Duck Hollow and a small bit of Nine Mile Run. 

9 Mallard
5 Hooded Merganser - one male
1 Ruddy Duck
1 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Horned Grebe
1 Merlin -- Landed in the top of a dead tree visible from the parking lot. Ate 
a bird while we watched it. Female. 

1 Downy Woodpecker - hopping around right below the Merlin. 
2 American Crow
2 Carolina Wren
2 Song Sparrow
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (22 Nov 2014) 21 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:11:27 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           0            231           1966
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           1             62            468
NH                           0             29            177
SS                           0            110           9905
CH                           0             25            528
NG                           0             16             31
RS                           1             70            234
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          17           1147           2692
RL                           1              2              2
GE                           0            133            208
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           1              1             55
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                      21           1854          23749
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Ron Freed

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

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with steady S wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 12:14
PG Ad 1:06
RL dark morph

First bird - RT 9:45
Last bird - RT 2:51

Non-raptor Observations:

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

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Nov 2014) 5 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:11:19 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57            193
Turkey Vulture               0            127            934
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   1             82            362
Northern Harrier             0             37            157
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            111           4766
Cooper's Hawk                0             37            543
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             83            181
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              4           1088           2064
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 0             79            137
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                       5           1755          17067
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Beth Sassaman

Weather:
Hazy, light wind, -4 to 1 deg C, overcast in afternoon

Raptor Observations:
bald eagle--immature 1237

Non-raptor Observations:
robins, siskins, purple finches, goldfinches
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (22 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:11:17 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             18            204
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   1             17            127
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             28            109
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              4            266            612
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             39             76
American Kestrel             0              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                       8            520           8262
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Schwenk

Observers:        Joe Meloney, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
only hunters


Weather:
Light SSW wind under a sunny AM sky becoming overcast in mid PM. Cold with
temps ranging from 19 to 38F

Raptor Observations:
adult BE  AT 11:02

Non-raptor Observations:
N raven, 13 unid seagulls

Predictions:
warmer, with light var winds, clouds & sun
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (22 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:11:45 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           0              6             31
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            155            890
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           0             76             93
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       0            307           7585
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:        Tom/Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Tom & Janet Kuehl


Weather:
Clear and cold early but becoming completely overcast by 11 with light to
moderate drizzle from 11:00 on. Winds moderate WSW.  The valley was very
hazy most of the day. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
18 robin, 2 crow, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Blue Jay

Predictions:
Mostly to partly cloudy with SE winds 8-12 mph. Cool but not cold.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz AT gmail.com)

Subject: Black Scoters - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:12:00 -0500
Two BLACK SCOTERS present below the dam at Dashields

The adult Bald Eagle has flushed all the ducks here several times 

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Mercer/Lawrence Counties Larks, Buntings, Longspurs, Pipits
From: Dave Inman <mercer.county.bird.guy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:38:11 -0500
I took a quick trip this morning over to Amish Country near New Wilmington,
PA. In a field with freshly spread manure at the corner of Leesburg Station
Road and New Castle Mercer Road I had the following:

1 American Kestrel
200 Horned Larks (conservative estimate, it was a huge flock)
10ish Snow Buntings
10ish Lapland Longspurs

Very difficult to count as they foraged and were constantly on the move.

I then headed over towards the Volant strips area and once again in a field
with freshly spread manure on  Carter Road I found:

80 approx Horned Larks
8 American Pipits

I did not locate any Snow Buntings or Longspurs in this flock of birds.
Also, this is the first time since I have been birding these fields that I
have found pipits mixed in. I've always known it was a possibility and have
always kept a watchful eye and finally found them today. They were not the
least bit shy and came fairly close to the road. Below is a link to one of
the pictures I took of the Pipits.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/79254232 AT N08/15851324041/

As I headed home I quickly drove through the Volant strips/ PSGL 284 area
and found:

2 Kestels
1 Northern Harrier
1 Red-shouldered Hawk

-- 
Dave Inman
Mercer, PA
Subject: Common Loon - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:27:55 -0500
There is a Common Loon along with a Lesser Scaup and two Ruddy Ducks present on 
the Ohio River at Dashields Dam 


Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Peregrine Falcons, Bethlehem, Northampton County
From: Amanda Kavitt <0000006d66856098-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:59:03 +0000
Hi All;
Just drove past the Peregine's nesting site in South Side, Bethlehem at about 
1:20 p.m. and there were TWO of them perched there.  Have not seen them both 
together in over a month! 

Amanda KavittBethlehem, PA
Subject: Juvenile tundra swan allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:23:20 -0500
This morning I had one juvenile tundra swan in with a flock of about a hundred 
canada geese. I first saw at six mile island then after all the geese took off 
It was swimming around the lower part of the highland park bridge. It took off 
round 830am and I later refound it sitting on a sandbar at fox chapel marina 
squaw run. Other waterfowl on note I had 2 drake gadwall feeding with about 20 
mallards below lock and dam 3 and also present was a pair of hooded mergansers. 

Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
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Subject: Common loon limited by new ice cover, Middle Creek, Lancaster County
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:14:52 -0500
Overnight, cold temperatures and calm conditions allowed Middle Creek lake to 
ice over. The past 2 days the Common Loon was able to dive underwater, and 
disappear for long periods, and pop up away from my view. But, today, the loon 
was limited to a very small area of open water, maybe 5 by 20 feet? He, or She, 
would dive beneath the water, and stay underwater for less than 5 seconds at a 
time. Occasionally, the loon would flap its 

 winds, and preen a bit.  Once, I heard it call.
Swans, geese, and ducks rested on the ice.
The ice should erode with warmer temperatures on the way.
Sincerely,
Stan Stahl
Subject: Sandhill Cranes - Cumberland County
From: linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:35:18 +0000
Watched a line of six Sandhill Cranes fly north to south about fiftyfeet above 
the tree tops in the middle of a cold morning.  I was initially tipped off to 
them by arattle I really did not recognize coming out of the north.  All of a 
sudden the line appeared in fullsun.  I kept my binoculars on them fromhorizon 
to horizon.  The flock sounded the rattle every five seconds or so.  The red 
crown wasfully visible.  It was an early Christmaspresent for this Cumberland 
County birder. 

Bill Franz / Newville
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks County
From: Doug Filler <d.filler AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:21:19 -0600
The following were seen or heard on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake 
Nature Center located in Bristol PA. 

Good looks at Fox Sparrows also heard them singing which was a first for the 
group. 

 
Silver Lake Nature Center, Bucks, US-PA
Nov 22, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile
Participants: 5
28 species
 

Canada Goose 25
Mallard 6
Great Blue Heron 1 Seen after the walk at the dam.
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Seen on the way the SLNC.
Ring-billed Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 1 Seen after the walk at the dam.
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 1
Fox Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 15
Dark-eyed Junco 8
Northern Cardinal 4
American Goldfinch 5
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20632570 

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

Doug Filler 
Levittown 
Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Sewickley, Allegheny Co.
From: Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:57:16 -0500
I was out owl banding as usual at Sewickley Heights Borough Park last
night, and just after dark I heard a small flock of Sandhill Cranes fly
over calling--they seemed to be coming from the north-northeast and flying
south-southwest.  If I had to make a guess, I'd say the flock contained
fewer than ten birds, and possibly not more than a half dozen.

We heard one Northern Saw-whet Owl, but didn't capture any last night.  Our
total for the season at this location close to downtown Pittsburgh is
fifteen NSWOs banded and three recaptured.

I plan to continue owl banding on M, W, and F nights through Dec. 5.
Visitors are always welcome, but by way of warning--we have no shelter at
this site; all our banding is done outside in the cold, so come bundled up!


Robert S. Mulvihill
Ornithologist
National Aviary
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-258-1148
Robert.mulvihill AT aviary.org 


*The National Aviary  works to inspire respect for
nature through an appreciation of birds.*
Subject: Snow Goose; Allegheny County; 11/22/2014
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent AT EXCITE.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:39:31 -0500
 This morning at 9:24 AM I observed a Snow Goose feeding with some Canada Geese 
in North Park. It was on the golf course near the clubhouse. I suspect that 
this is the same Snow Goose that I saw at Hampton Park on 11/17/2014. 


  Best Regards ........ Richard Nugent
  Hampton Township, Allegheny County
Subject: Help with Hawk ID
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:25:44 -0500
Had a hawk land in the neighbors tree this morning. I only got two pictures 
before it flew away. It was behind some limbs so the shots are not the best but 
I am hoping someone better than me could help ID it. I am more of a 
photographer than a birder but I always like to know what I captured and am 
always looking to add the ID to the list of birds I have photographed. 


Thanks for the help. 

The photos can be seen on my Flickr page

https://www.flickr.com/photos/awellsphoto/


Alan Wells
York Haven PA
Subject: Frick Park, Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:25:05 -0800
The cold, and Sue Solomon's schedule made us decide to take a short walk along 
the Mon River near Duck Hollow, and along Nine Mile Run Trail almost to the 
footbridge There was a falcon there I couldn't ID, Sue said probably a Merlin. 
We had seen one there a few days ago. Other sightings: 


Kestrel (Not more than 100 - 150 yards from the unidentified falcon, and that 
1st bird was no longer in sight). 

Wood Duck                     (1 male, 1 female)
Hooded Merganser                "         "
Common Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Belted Kingfisher  (Heard only)
Kildeer 2
Ring-billed Gull (Around 20)


Jack Solomon
Allegheny County
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 22, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:20:21 -0500
Location: SunsetPoint,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 0700-0930
Weather: Cloudy, SW windto 10 mph, temp. 25 to 31 F, waves 2 to 3 feet. Six to 
eight inches of snow cover on the ground. light to moderate freezing rain 
showers the last 30 minutes of the watch. 

Comments: Much slower than yesterday with birds moving in all directions. 
Carolyn Ruth joined me at the waterbird count this morning. 


Waterbirds counted:

Tundra Swan  19
Mallard  8
Redhead  100
Lesser Scaup  530
White-winged Scoter  3
Long-tailed Duck  2
Bufflehead  8
Common Goldeneye  7
Hooded Merganser  7
Red-breasted Merganser  1400
Common Loon  30
Horned Grebe  54


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


Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Nov 2014) 14 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:11:43 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57            193
Turkey Vulture               0            127            934
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   1             71            351
Northern Harrier             2             37            157
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            108           4763
Cooper's Hawk                0             36            542
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             81            179
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             10           1039           2015
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 0             77            135
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      14           1687          16999
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Barber

Weather:
Variable cloudiness, west winds 4-12 mph with higher gusts

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1341A

Non-raptor Observations:
common loon, tundra swan, ring-billed gull (151), pine siskin
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Lawrence County feeder birds
From: Robert Walczak <0000006fe3ebdd11-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:45:19 -0500

Besides the usual birds at the feeder this morning and yesterday was great to 
see two fox sparrows and an eastern towhee foraging in the leaf litter under 
the spruce trees by the feeders. 

 
Robert Walczak
New Wilmington, PA
Lawrence County
 
rwalczakw AT aol.com


Subject: FW: [PABIRDS] FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:30:44 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

     The Imm. Male Rufous has not been seen this morning as of 7:25 am. This
is out of his pattern of arriving right at daybreak for the last 7 days. He
may still be around but not being seen this morning could be a sign of him
possibly have left. The last sighting I received was from yesterday before
noontime. Not sure who if anyone was here during the afternoon. If you are
in the area and want to try please do so.

 The feeder on the porch has a heat lamp near it to keep it from freezing.
He has been seen using both feeders.

PS:  Anyone seeing the bird please send me an e-mail with your sighting so I
can keep track of how he is doing. 

Thanks to all who have visited and have seen the bird so far and have kept
me up to date with his activities!! 

Keep those e-mails and photos coming!

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lanc. Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Bruce and Sherri Carl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:09 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co.

PA BIRDERS           
 
          
               All I can say is FINALLY! A Selaphorus Hummingbird arrived at
my residence hear in Akron, PA Lancaster County on Saturday morning 11/15. I
spooked it at the feeder on the back porch at about 6:30am while going out
to fill the rest of the bird feeders. What a nice surprise that was. It was
then seen regular throughout the day on Saturday. Sandy Lockerman was here
on 11/16 and successfully banded the bird which confirmed that it was indeed
a Imm.
Male Rufous Hummingbird. Thank you Sandy! It was very neat and educational
experience. It has been visiting (2) feeders. There is one under the red
maple tree in the back yard and another under the roof of our back porch.
 
              Anyone who wishes to visit Akron to see the hummingbird can do
so with a few instructions on viewing. Please park in the Akron Church of
the Brethren parking lot which sits directly behind my property. There is
plenty of room for cars and you can see all the feeders from this vantage
point while staying behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. The
only time that this would not be available would be on Sunday mornings
between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Being that this is property owned by
someone other than myself and I have been given permission to have people
use this lot it is very important not to leave the parking lot area, do not
walk down over the rocky bank and most important not to venture into our
yard area as there are plenty of other bird feeders ect in the yard and
entering will only interfere with those birds as well as the Rufous
Hummingbird that has at least for the time being has taken my home as his
home. Thanks to all who will visit for following these details. Hope he
stays around for a while. It will be nice to see a hummingbird in the yard
daily in November!
 
 
628 Fulton Street
Akron, PA
 
Bruce A Carl
Akron,. Pa
Lancaster County





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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (21 Nov 2014) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:11:16 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       1              1            209
Northern Harrier             0              5             46
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1             19            163
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            105           1021
Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          4            130            226
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            149            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
American Kestrel             0              3            161
Merlin                       0              8             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              5             22

Total:                       7            591           4636
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Al Guarente, Holly Merker

Observers:        Al Guarente, Holly Merker

Weather:
Blustery and cold, with WNW/NW winds, 15mph with gusts higher. Temperatures
26-32 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:

An Osprey was a surprise for us on this very late date

Otherwise, migration seemed to be very slow over our site

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Christmas Bird Counts
From: Marg Higbee <bcoriole AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:43:01 -0500
Do you participate in a Christmas Bird Count? Why do you take part? What do you 
like about CBCs? Do you have a favorite memory of a count or of an experience 
during a count? The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology is compiling a list of 
reasons to participate and the stories of CBCs past. We’d like to publish 
some of your comments in the December issue of “The PSO Pileated.” 


Thanks for responding!

Margaret Higbee
PSO Pileated Editor
bcoriole AT windstream.net
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (21 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:28 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             16            202
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             16            126
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             27            108
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             12            262            608
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 4             39             76
American Kestrel             2              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      19            512           8254
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        

Visitors:
6 visitors plus Morris Cox and Joan Renninger stopped by.
beautiful day for public relations.


Weather:
Bright sunny day with calm to 10mph winds from west to north west. clcv was
8% throughout.
Nice temperatures of -2.5c to -0.6c.
humidity 48% to 43% and barometric pressure 28.65 to 28.70inches

Raptor Observations:
GOLDEN EAGLES
AD GE AT 1046 & 1245
SUB AD GE AT 1244 & 1502


Non-raptor Observations:
3 crows, 7 ravens, 500+ Canada geese plus a lot of downy woodpeckers, white
breasted nuthatches, chickadees, wax wings, juncos, tufted titmouse and our
favorite red breasted tufted titmouse.

Predictions:
warmer and there will be an increase in clcv
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Nov 2014) 40 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:21 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             42            301
Turkey Vulture               2            130            902
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   5             45            295
Northern Harrier             1             13            106
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             76           3926
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             2              7             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             36             97
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             18            724           1603
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 9             88            147
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             68
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             49            254

Total:                      40           1235          12593
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 22-31F, Wind 4-19 mph WNW,NW,NNW, Cloud
Cover 5-30%


Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1115i,1306i,1314a,1314i,1331a
Golden Eagles:
1243u,1246a,1313u,1347a,1359a,1408i,1525a,1531a,1619a
Northern Goshawks:0935a,1423a
Birds were flying high. There were some nice looks at two Northern
Goshawks.


Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese(6,446), Raven(6), Gull sp.(3), Great Blue Heron, American
Crow, American Robin, Pine Siskin, Black-capped Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 40. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 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: Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:10:59 +0000
It was here all day, first being found at 7:10 in one of our driveways, then in 
the trees behind the fence, and eventually it began coming into the feeders and 
small creek in the back yard. I don't know what will happen tomorrow but today 
it was relatively regular at the feeders from mid-morning on.  Arlene Koch 

Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Clarion Co- short-eared owl, fox sparrows continue
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:17:58 -0500
I checked the fields on Rankin Rd at dusk just over the hill from the farm 
here. I did catch a brief look at a short-eared owl but it never got close to 
the road. 


     At home here remarkably,  8 fox sparrows continue under the feeders. 
I will be very curious to see what will be around tomorrow since I'll be here 
to watch. Didn't catch any siskins but did hear a mockingbird giving its harsh 
call up in the old orchard as I left to look for owls. 


Carole Winslow
Sligo Clarion Co.

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Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Nov 2014) 38 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:32 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           1            231           1966
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           4             61            467
NH                           1             29            177
SS                           1            110           9905
CH                           2             25            528
NG                           1             16             31
RS                           1             69            233
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          20           1130           2675
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           6            133            208
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           0              0             54
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           1              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                      38           1833          23728
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Don Orris,
                  Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, MJ McMillan, Robert McLaughlin,
                  Ron Freed

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Cold sunny day with northwest wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird -RT 9:30
Last  bird - GE 3:42

BE 4yr 10:45; 11:53
BE ad 10:35; 10:48

GE juv 11:40
GE ad 10:22,2:12,3:40,3:42(2)


Non-raptor Observations:
Loons -2
CAGO-1163
TUSW -74
Mallards - 40
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Yard birds, Indiana County
From: Dan Cunkelman <dancunkelman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:33 -0500
Interesting afternoon at our creek/pond water feature from 3:00pm on.
Small flocks of Robins and Cedar Waxwings
Starling
Juvenile male Redwing Blackbird - yellow bar on wing and tan eyebrow; very cool 
bird 

Female cowbird
Northern Flicker
Mourning doves 
Northern Cardinals
And a button buck

At feeders and brushpile:
BC Chickadees
Tufted Titmouse
Juncos
White-breasted Nuthatches
House Finches
House Sparrows
Goldfinches
White-throated Sparrow

Marcy wasn't home to take pictures.

Dan Cunkelman

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Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Nov 2014) 63 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:15 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57            193
Turkey Vulture               0            127            934
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                  10             81            361
Northern Harrier             0             37            157
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            111           4766
Cooper's Hawk                1             37            543
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             83            181
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             45           1084           2060
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 2             79            137
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      63           1750          17062
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        

Weather:
-1 t0-5 C, partly cldy, WNW 15-18

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: ad 1058, JV1140, three JV together 1136, JV 1137,  ad 1405, JV
1415, Two Yr--1440, JV 1415.
Golden Eagles:  adult1451; immature 1456

Non-raptor Observations:
1996 Canada Geese, 21 pine siskin, 25 Am goldfinch, 4 raven, 43 RB gull, 33
crow, 18 robin
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Patrick Millar <patrick.millar AT GMX.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:05:33 -0500
I will second Cape May as a good choice. If you like challenges, their Big Sit 
team had 150 species on Oct 12th: 

http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/2014/10/big-sit-big-success.html

Two good places to start there:
>Cape May Hawk Watch (runs until Nov 30)
>Avalon sea-watch (runs until Dec 22)

Go the NJ Audubon site - or Cape May Bird Observatory site for more info. Their 
Twitter account  AT cmbobirds is a good source for recent sightings (Snowy Owl in 
Sea Isle City; Evening Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Baltimore Orioles, Cattle 
Egret all reported in Cape May in recent days). 


If you want to bird the back-waters there, consider contacting the operators of 
the "Osprey" : http://birdingbyboat.com 


Also - it can be fun to ride the Cape May - Lewes ferry for a "mini-pelagic". 
If you ride the ferry one-way to Delaware you could drive back up the coast and 
visit Bombay Hook, which can also have spectacular birding, on the way back to 
Philly. 


Best wishes,

Patrick Millar
Southern Chester County

> On Nov 21, 2014, at 3:02 PM, Kyle Chelius  wrote:
> 
> Peter -
> 
> Cape May, NJ is about 2 hours from Philly and Forsythe NWR (Oceanville NJ - 
near Atlantic City) is about 1 1/2 hours. Either are great places to bird. 

> 
> Also Hawk Mountain is about 2 hours NW of Philly.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
>> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:32 -0500
>> From: kje514 AT GMAIL.COM
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
>> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
>> 
>> Hi Peter,
>> 
>> Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there may be some
>> traffic problems depending on where you are staying.  There is a lot to be
>> said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be accessed by public
>> transportation. http://www.bartramsgarden.org/
>> 
>> Full disclosure, have only been there once but really liked it and intend
>> to return.
>> 
>> There are lots of birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
>> some wonderful suggestions.
>> 
>> Please take care,
>> 
>> Kathie Evans
>> 
>> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
>> peter.capobianco AT gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do
>>> some
>>> birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
>>> recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
>>> interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
>>> was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
>>> full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
>>> to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
>>> 
>>> Thank you,
>>> Peter Capobianco
>>> Knoxville, TN
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Q: How much ego do you need? A: Just enough so that you don’t step in 
front 

>> of a bus. — Shunryu Suzuki
>                         
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (21 Nov 2014) 3 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:23 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           1              6             31
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            155            890
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           2             76             93
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       3            307           7585
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Tom Dick

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
northwest wind with speeds from 10 to 20 accompanied by snow

Raptor Observations:
Ad. GE: 11:15, Ad GE: 1:30

Non-raptor Observations:
14 Snow Buntings, 150 Robins, Hairy WP, Ravens,
55 Tundra Swans

Predictions:
NW west with poss. of snow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()

Subject: Lebanon County birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:03 -0500
Sid Hostetter lead 7 people on SGL 145 on the west side of Pinch Road just
south of Mt. Gretna.

These are the high lights.

At 9:45 George Tallman flush a American Woodcock that right beside me.

George saw the bird flush a short distance into the woods.

Then a few went down to see if we could find it again.

Sid almost stepped on the bird and it flew a short distance east.

Everyone had good views in flight.

Woodpeckers were very good today .

We had 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

We had 7 Pileated Woodpeckers.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County
Subject: Bonaparte's Gull, Hooded Mergansers, more; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County
From: Tom Moeller <thosjmoel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:01 -0500
We found a good number of Ring-billed Gulls on the sandbar at Duck Hollow with 
a single Bonaparte's Gull in the group. Birds of note were two Horned Grebes, 
two Pied-billed Grebes, and three Hooded Mergansers. Our list is below: 



Duck Hollow, Allegheny, US-PA
Nov 21, 2014 2:15 PM - 3:03 PM
Comments:     Birded Old Browns Hill Road and along Duck Hollow parking lot
12 species

Canada Goose  27
Mallard  40+
Hooded Merganser  3
Common Merganser  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  2
Killdeer  3
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  98+
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Song Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20625755 


Also, on November 19, 2014, we saw a White-throated Sparrow along Old Browns 
Hill Road. 


Tom and Nancy Moeller
Allegheny County
Subject: Common Goldeneyes - Marquette Lake - Lebanon Co.
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:50 -0500
All,

There are 2 Common Goldeneyes on Marquette Lake, Fort Indiantown Gap, with
a bunch of Hooded Mergansers and Bufflehead.

I took several photos of them and confirmed my ID with Tim Becker and
several others as this is the first time I have observed these birds.

They are in the middle of a large flock of geese and were there when I last
drove by at 1500.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Kyle Chelius <ganglerisson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:02:52 -0500
Peter -
 
Cape May, NJ is about 2 hours from Philly and Forsythe NWR (Oceanville NJ - 
near Atlantic City) is about 1 1/2 hours. Either are great places to bird. 

 
Also Hawk Mountain is about 2 hours NW of Philly.
 
Good luck!
 
> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:32 -0500
> From: kje514 AT GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> 
> Hi Peter,
> 
> Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there may be some
> traffic problems depending on where you are staying.  There is a lot to be
> said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be accessed by public
> transportation. http://www.bartramsgarden.org/
> 
> Full disclosure, have only been there once but really liked it and intend
> to return.
> 
> There are lots of birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
> some wonderful suggestions.
> 
> Please take care,
> 
> Kathie Evans
> 
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
> peter.capobianco AT gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do
> > some
> > birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
> > recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> > interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
> > was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
> > full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
> > to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Peter Capobianco
> > Knoxville, TN
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Q: How much ego do you need? A: Just enough so that you dont step in front
> of a bus.  Shunryu Suzuki
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Nov 20, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:05 -0500
2 male Purple Finches frequented the feeders yesterday, along with a
White-throated Sparrow.
Complete list below.  Stay warm!

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
Nov 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  10
Northern Cardinal  4
Purple Finch  2     male
American Goldfinch  23

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20625270

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Linda Widdop <linda AT TECHIMPACT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:59:53 +0000
Hi Peter - check out the DVOC website for locations. We have a nice listing of 
sites that can be viewed by month. 


Www.dvoc.org

Linda

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 21, 2014, at 2:00 PM, "Peter Capobianco"  
wrote: 

> 
> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do 
some 

> birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
> recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
> was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
> full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
> to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
> 
> Thank you,
> Peter Capobianco
> Knoxville, TN
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Marcia Makadon <0000006e187e30d8-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:36 -0500
In Philadelphia area I would also include Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at 
 Tinicum.
 
 
In a message dated 11/21/2014 2:09:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
kje514 AT GMAIL.COM writes:

Hi  Peter,

Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there  may be some
traffic problems depending on where you are staying.   There is a lot to be
said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be  accessed by public
transportation.  http://www.bartramsgarden.org/

Full disclosure, have only been there  once but really liked it and intend
to return.

There are lots of  birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
some wonderful  suggestions.

Please take care,

Kathie Evans

On Fri, Nov  21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
peter.capobianco AT gmail.com>  wrote:

> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the  opportunity to 
do
> some
> birding in the area for the full day on  Saturday.  Does anyone have
> recommendations of places to go at  this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> interested in getting the  largest day list possible and will have a car. 
 I
> was thinking of  starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take 
the
> full  day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please  feel 
free
> to respond to me at  Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
>
> Thank you,
> Peter  Capobianco
> Knoxville, TN
>



-- 
Q: How much ego  do you need? A: Just enough so that you don’t step in front
of a bus. —  Shunryu Suzuki
Subject: Photo Study Of A Harris's Sparrow At Koch Property, Northampton Cty, PA, 11/21/14
From: "Howard B. Eskin," <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:12:13 -0600
Arlene and David Koch have dedicated their farm to birding. Their
plantings are incredible and the birds come in year-round. Arlene has been
reporting a 1st Winter Harris's Sparrow for about a week. This morning I
joined twenty people with scopes and cameras who were all also fortunate
enough to see the bird. To see some of today's photos, please click on the
following link:


http://www.howardsview.com/Harris%27sSparrowNov21_14/HarrisSparrowNov21st_14.html 


Regards,
Howard



Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Kathleen Evans <kje514 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:32 -0500
Hi Peter,

Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there may be some
traffic problems depending on where you are staying.  There is a lot to be
said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be accessed by public
transportation. http://www.bartramsgarden.org/

Full disclosure, have only been there once but really liked it and intend
to return.

There are lots of birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
some wonderful suggestions.

Please take care,

Kathie Evans

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
peter.capobianco AT gmail.com> wrote:

> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do
> some
> birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
> recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
> was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
> full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
> to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
>
> Thank you,
> Peter Capobianco
> Knoxville, TN
>



-- 
Q: How much ego do you need? A: Just enough so that you don’t step in front
of a bus. — Shunryu Suzuki
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 11/21/2014
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:02:54 -0500
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* November 21, 2014
* PAEA1411.21

- Birds mentioned

HARRIS’S SPARROW
PINE SISKIN
BRANT
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
TRUMPETER SWAN

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: November 21st at 2:00 PM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard AT rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County.  Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”.  A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 from 11/17 to at least 11/21 (first-winter bird).

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 11/18 and 11/20.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 8 on 11/14
Golden Eagles – 8 on 11/14.
Also PINE SISKIN ‘fly-by’s.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
BRANT – 1 to at least 11/14
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 11/14.

Sightings from SMITH LANE, near Alburtis, Lehigh County:
LAPLAND LONGSPUR – 1 to at least 11/14.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 5 on 11/16.
Also Osprey.

At the Church Road area:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 11/16.

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County:
TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 to at least 11/16.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, and Gray Catbird.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
Bald Eagles – 11 on 11/18
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 11/20.

- End transcript
Subject: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Peter Capobianco <peter.capobianco AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:50:39 -0500
I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do some
birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.

Thank you,
Peter Capobianco
Knoxville, TN
Subject: Yesterday
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:14:43 -0500
My son and I were coming home after buying food for turkey day. Coming up Booth 
road and a male Pheasant is standing in the road. It looks at us and stands 
there watching us as I creep the truck closer. It still stood there watching 
us. So not wanting others to hit it like some have a habit of doing here, I 
sent my son out to chase it. He got to within 3 feet of it before it flew off 
to land 25 feet away in the weeds. No doubt a stocked bird. 

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County
Subject: Washington County waterfowl
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:14:51 -0500
Brief stop at the Hahn Rd AMD pond this afternoon turned up the following:

81 Mallards
10 Canada Geese
2 Canada Geese x Graylag
1 Belted Kingfisher

At Canonsburg Lake:

3 male Buffleheads in the small area of water which is not iced over, 4
American Crows chasing a Red-tailed Hawk.

BooneReservoir:

40 Canada Geese

Timber Lake:

54 Mallards

Lake Jo-Ann:

~150 Canada Geese

All of these bodies of water have limited open water at this time.


Gigi Gerben
Washington County



-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Hen common goldeneye allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:41:30 -0500
I had a hen common goldeneye at the mckees rocks marina just now. Also present 
was about 40 hooded merganers, a pair of buffleheads, a pied-billed grebe, 
8cormorants and about 30 gulls. 1 bonaparte gull was in the mixed flock of 
herring &ring billed. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county

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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 21, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:25:48 -0500
Location: SunsetPoint,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 0700-1000
Weather: Cloudy, NW wind to 20 mph, temp. 20 F, waves 4 to 5 feet. Six inches 
of new snow fall overnight. 

Comments: Though not in huge numbers, there was a steady westward movement of 
waterfowl all during the count period. Lesser Scaup and Red-breasted Merganser 
were about evenly split in terms of numbers of individuals. There was a nice 
movement of White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks as well as Horned 
Grebes. Highlights were two Red-necked Grebes and an Eared Grebe moving west. 
The Eared Grebe was not far from shore. 


Waterbirds counted:

Cananda Goose  10
Mallard  2
Canvasback  7
Rehead  76
Ring-necked Duck  1
Lesser Scaup  3020
Surf Scoter  10
White-winged Scoter  31
Black Scoter  2
Surf/Black scoter  2
Long-tailed Duck  30
Bufflehead  8
Common Goldeneye  4
Red-breasted Merganser  2950
Ruddy Duck  4
Red-throated Loon  11
Common Loon  26
unidentified loon  6
Horned Grebe  103
RED-NECKED GREBE  2
EARED GREBE  1
Double-crested Cormorant  200

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


Subject: Sandhill Crane Survey Results 2014
From: "Williams, Lisa" <liswilliam AT PA.GOV>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:28:01 -0500
As part of the 2014 Sandhill Crane Fall Survey in PA, 30 PGC and volunteer 
observers surveyed 30 sites in 15 counties during two survey periods (late 
October and mid November). In total, cranes were observed in seven counties in 
two regions: Crawford, Lawrence, Mercer (NW Region) and Sullivan, Lackawanna, 
Bradford and Wayne (NE Region). A total of 130 cranes were observed across all 
sites. Compared to 2013, this year's survey revealed an increase in both number 
of birds (+32 birds) and number of counties (+2 counties). These increases are 
likely an artifact of more thorough searching, and a greater understanding of 
roost locations compared to 2013 and may not reflect actual population changes. 


At USFWS request, 7 known roost sites in 5 counties were included in both 
survey periods to look for changes between Late-Oct and Mid-Nov counts. Cranes 
in known roosts totaled 91 birds in Late-Oct, and 108 birds in Mid-Nov. Though 
this information is too limited to say much about the timing of crane migration 
in PA, it will contribute to USFWS understanding of what's occurring at the 
scale of the Eastern Population. The continued presence of fall cranes in 
eastern PA is interesting to managers, as it represents a 'far eastern' 
population extension and may be evidence of the development of a new migratory 
flyway. 


The Game Commission appreciates the assistance of everyone who participated in 
this effort! 


Lisa Williams
PA Game Commission
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:55 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0            208
Northern Harrier             0              5             46
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             18            162
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2            104           1020
Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          3            126            222
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2            149            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
American Kestrel             0              3            161
Merlin                       1              8             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              5             22

Total:                       8            584           4629
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:45:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Eberly, Gary Stolz

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Weather:
SW winds, with temperatures up to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Decent clouds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-8

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to
30 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:16 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

     The Imm. Male Rufous was seen at 6:47 am this morning at the feeder by
the tree. The feeder on the porch has a heat lamp near it to keep it from
freezing. He has been seen using both feeders.

PS:  Anyone seeing the bird please send me an e-mail with your sighting so I
can keep track of how he is doing. 

Thanks to all who have visited and have seen the bird so far and have kept
me up to date with his activities!! 

Keep those e-mails and photos coming!

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lanc. Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Bruce and Sherri Carl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:09 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co.

PA BIRDERS           
 
          
               All I can say is FINALLY! A Selaphorus Hummingbird arrived at
my residence hear in Akron, PA Lancaster County on Saturday morning 11/15. I
spooked it at the feeder on the back porch at about 6:30am while going out
to fill the rest of the bird feeders. What a nice surprise that was. It was
then seen regular throughout the day on Saturday. Sandy Lockerman was here
on 11/16 and successfully banded the bird which confirmed that it was indeed
a Imm.
Male Rufous Hummingbird. Thank you Sandy! It was very neat and educational
experience. It has been visiting (2) feeders. There is one under the red
maple tree in the back yard and another under the roof of our back porch.
 
              Anyone who wishes to visit Akron to see the hummingbird can do
so with a few instructions on viewing. Please park in the Akron Church of
the Brethren parking lot which sits directly behind my property. There is
plenty of room for cars and you can see all the feeders from this vantage
point while staying behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. The
only time that this would not be available would be on Sunday mornings
between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Being that this is property owned by
someone other than myself and I have been given permission to have people
use this lot it is very important not to leave the parking lot area, do not
walk down over the rocky bank and most important not to venture into our
yard area as there are plenty of other bird feeders ect in the yard and
entering will only interfere with those birds as well as the Rufous
Hummingbird that has at least for the time being has taken my home as his
home. Thanks to all who will visit for following these details. Hope he
stays around for a while. It will be nice to see a hummingbird in the yard
daily in November!
 
 
628 Fulton Street
Akron, PA
 
Bruce A Carl
Akron,. Pa
Lancaster County





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Subject: Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Nov 20, 2014
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:38:30 -0500
There was a good variety of ducks in the cove near the dam at L. Ontelaunee 
today. An imm. Bald Eagle tried to do some duck hunting, but its slow, 
ponderous turns and passes in the close quarters of the cove were no match 
for the quick flight and sharp turns made by the ducks, which almost 
literally flew circles around it. It was kind of like watching a dump truck 
pursuing motorcycles in a parking lot.


> Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, US-PA
> Nov 20, 2014 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> 23 species
>
> Canada Goose  400
> Gadwall  2
> American Black Duck  60
> Mallard  24
> Northern Shoveler  10
> Canvasback  6
> Ring-necked Duck  50
> Lesser Scaup  4
> Bufflehead  34
> Hooded Merganser  21
> Common Merganser  30
> Ruddy Duck  10
> Pied-billed Grebe  1
> Horned Grebe  1
> Double-crested Cormorant  1
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Turkey Vulture  4
> Bald Eagle  1     Chased ducks for a short time, but was not agile enough 
> to catch one.
> Ring-billed Gull  20
> Mourning Dove  2
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
> American Crow  2
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20618956
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Clarion Co- high number fox sparrows, siskins arrive
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:40:24 -0600
Ok, so it's not a Harris's sparrow like Arlene but I did find an astonishing 
number of fox sparrows under my feeders this afternoon, at least for here. When 
I pulled in the driveway getting home from work, I could see a number of larger 
birds under my front feeder in the maple tree. I parked and got my old glasses 
out that I keep in the car. There were not one or two fox sparrows but 5 all 
together along with 2 back under the pine tree scratching in the litter. When I 
pulled the car to turn towards the back of the house, I looked at the nyger and 
saw two pine siskins. I parked and got out, filled all the feeders and put out 
suet and came in. After a few minutes I checked again and now the sparrows were 
at the back feeders. After watching for a short while I determined that there 
were actually 8 that I could see all together in sight at one time. I only did 
see two siskins that stayed together on the nyger feeder out back. 


 I have never seen 8 fox sparrows together before, I sometimes see none in 
migration and don't recall ever more than 2 here at one time. So it was a treat 
to view these beautiful birds all together. I'm assuming that with the 
ridiculous weather further north it is having some impact on migration 
patterns. 


 Earlier in the week I had over a 100 tundra swans pass over around the same 
time of day, and have also seen two very large flocks of gulls which is not 
typical that I can recall for here in November. Both were while I was driving, 
one near the river in East Brady and one near the Clarion River outside of 
town. Both appeared to be ring-billed but that's just best guess as I couldn't 
see them that well. 


 I keep meaning to get out to check for owls at dusk and haven't got that 
accomplished, I will plan for that this weekend and post with any findings. 


Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co. 
Subject: Rusty blackbirds again at Schenley Park
From: "kstjohn001 AT yahoo.com" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:33 -0800
This afternoon at 1:00pm I found 4 rusty blackbirds among a flock of about 40 
grackles in Schenley Park near Bartlett Playground. The grackles were eating 
bread that someone leaves near the picnic shelter for the birds. When the flock 
flew to the trees above the Lower Trail & creek, the rusties stayed together. 
I got good looks at them. 


Kate St. John
www.wqed.org/birdblog


Subject: Hahn Rd. AMD Pond - Washington Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:33 -0500
I stopped at the Hahn Rd. AMD Pond in N. Strabane Twp. today on my way home 
from work. 


The only bird of note was a hen Gadwall

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Peregrine Falcon, Bethlehem, Northampton County
From: Amanda Kavitt <0000006d66856098-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:54:13 +0000
My nine year old daughter spotted the adult Peregrine Falcon flying over and 
alighting on Steel Stacks today at around 10:00am.  We had not seen it for a 
few weeks and assumed it had left, but apparently it is still here! 

Amanda KavittBethlehem, PA
Subject: Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:29:55 +0000
I know I said I wouldn't do daily updates but am doing so because of all the 
interest. I thought that tonight, Thursday, I'd be saying that the Harris's 
wasn't seen at all. Several people looked all morning and Stephen Kloiber and I 
looked until around 3 this afternoon, when he left. All afternoon there was 
hardly any activity on the seed along the driveway and bird activity in general 
was light. But when, at exactly 4:15, I looked out at the backyard feeders area 
because of all the late day activity there, I saw the Harris's taking a bath in 
the creek that connects the waterfall to our small pond. Also in the creek 
were a fox sparrow, a few whitethroats, two white-crowned's, and a song 
sparrow.  Nearby feeding on the ground were about 20 other birds of varying 
species, including two other fox sparrows and more white-crowned's. So although 
I have no idea where it was all day, it's obviously still here.  Arlene 
Koch 

Easton, PA 
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:11:10 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           0              5             30
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            155            890
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           0             74             91
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       0            304           7582
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Stewart

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Morning snow flurries; Mostly cloudy in am more sunny in afternoon.
Temp -3.4 degrees C to -4.7 degrees C.Temp dropping all day; 
Wind from west with aver velocity 14 mph gusting to 27 mph.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
2 gray squirrels in black gum tree eating fruit. Hanging on to swaying
limbs with tail flying horizontally.

crows and ravens

Predictions:
High 26 degrees F;
Snow flurries in am;
Wind fro WNW at 10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (20 Nov 2014) 13 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:11:09 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             16            202
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   3             16            126
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             26            107
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              6            250            596
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 2             35             72
American Kestrel             0              2            113
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             1              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      13            493           8235
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cool and Breezy. An early morning snow squall. Decreasing clouds throughout
the day. A west to Northwest wind of 8 to 10 miles per hour. Visibility
fair. Temperature range of 30F to 40F.

Raptor Observations:
First bird: PG 10:45. Last bird BE 3:00
2 GE (adult) 1:56
3 BE (adult) 2:51, 2:52, 3:00

All raptors observed were flying no more than 100 feet above tree height.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 gulls, ravens, crows

Predictions:
Much like today. Partly cloudy, brisk, cold
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:11:54 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             42            301
Turkey Vulture               1            128            900
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   1             40            290
Northern Harrier             1             12            105
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             76           3926
Cooper's Hawk                1             11            197
Northern Goshawk             0              5             13
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             35             96
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk              8            706           1585
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             79            138
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       2              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             68
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             47            252

Total:                      16           1195          12553
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 23-39F, Wind 0-13 mph W,WNW,NW,WSW,
Cloud Cover 5-40%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1306a
Golden Eagle:1215a
Two Merlins were spotted flying together. One veered off and headed towards
the owl as if it was ready to attack but backed off at the last second.
Instead it circled the owl then headed west.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(4), Tundra Swan(23), Gull sp.(26), Cedar Waxwing(34), Downy
Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Siskin, Common Grackle, American Crow

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2014) 17 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:40:15 -0500
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              8
TV                           2             59            414
OS                           0              1             73
BE                           0             21            103
NH                           0              7             38
SS                           1             13           1144
CH                           0              5            130
NG                           0              3              7
RS                           0             13             47
BW                           0              0           1093
RT                          12            213            639
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2            104            135
AK                           0              2            128
ML                           0              0             35
PG                           0              1             29
UA                           0              0              3
UB                           0              0              5
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1             20
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                      17            443           4052
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Trudy Kyler

Observers:        David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
GE-Sub AD 9:30, AD 1:45

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-95(3 different V)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler AT verizon.net)
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:11:01 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           1            230           1965
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           0             57            463
NH                           0             28            176
SS                           2            109           9904
CH                           0             23            526
NG                           0             15             30
RS                           0             68            232
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          10           1110           2655
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           5            127            202
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           0              0             54
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              1             18
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           1              9             71

Total:                      19           1795          23690
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich,
                  MJ McMillan, Ron Freed

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Overcast with snow flurries early then clearing to partly cloudy.  Winds
began light SW and turned to gusty W, then to North. 

Raptor Observations:
GE Ad 11:48, 12:33,12:41
GE Sub 2:37
GE Juv 12:46

First bird - RT 10:18
Last bird -  GE 2:37

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans - 35
CAGO - 68
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Lancaster County- Middle Creek WMA
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:45:38 -0500
I was at Middle Creek WMA near the dam breast from about 12:30 to 1:30 pm
and had these high lights.

This was the southern part of the main lake.

I had 2 immature Bald Eagles flying low west when a Peregrine Falcon made 2
quick passes.

The eagles stayed on flying west and the Peregrine continued east.

As I was watching the eagles my mom Shelva saw 2 more big birds and they
were flying from the south,

2 more immature Bald Eagles flying in from the south .

I watched  them they keep looking up and 2 adult Bald Eagles flying NW and
they went behind the trees.

All the ponds are frozen and the lake have a lot of ice.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 

 

 
Subject: Re: Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County
From: Donna Mohney <donnamohney AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:44:05 -0500
There were five this morning, along with one coot.
 On Nov 20, 2014 3:07 PM, "g. g"  wrote:

> I stopped at Donegal Lake today and found three Tundra Swans, 8 American
> Crows chasing a Red-tailed Hawk, and four Buffleheads. There were also
> plenty of decoys and a few hunters around. A Northern Mockingbird was
> perched in shrubs near the first access.
>
> Gigi Gerben
> Washington County
>
>
> --
> "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
> -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
>
Subject: Snow Geese- Chester County
From: pete moffett <pemo2 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:34:47 -0500
Saw a good sized “V” of snow geese headed south early this morning. West 
Caln Township. 

Pete Moffett
Subject: Herring Gulls-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:10:55 -0500
There is a reservoir visible off of Route 43 near Finleyville and this
afternoon there were about a dozen Herring Gulls flying around here. No
swans here today.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:07:30 -0500
I stopped at Donegal Lake today and found three Tundra Swans, 8 American
Crows chasing a Red-tailed Hawk, and four Buffleheads. There were also
plenty of decoys and a few hunters around. A Northern Mockingbird was
perched in shrubs near the first access.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Mckees rocks marina allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:29:22 -0500
Still alot of gulls hanging around the marina. I was able to pick out 8 
bonaparte gulls. There may have been a different species other than herring and 
ring billed but im waiting for proper ID. Still a decent amount of hooded 
mergansers and the 2 pied billed grebe remain. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county
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Subject: Ring_billed gulls Franklin county, Willow Hill, Pa
From: Martin Wilson <ancientbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:41:01 -0500
A flock of around 100 gulls along Pa rt 75 just south of turnpike. The
field on the sheep farm adjacent to the turnpike is being sprayed with
liquid manure and the gulls are flocking to it. I could not see any other
types but ringed_bills. This is only the second time in 10 years that I
have seen any type of gull in this area.

Martin Wilson
Doylesburg Pa
Subject: Common Loon, Bald Eagles, Middle Creek, Lancaster County
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:22:26 -0500
One Common Loon, that's hard to keep to keep track of, since it moves around a 
lot under water, was seen on the lake, along with numerous Common and Hooded 
Mergansers, a few Double-crested Cormorants, and Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. 
Many other species were along the edges of the lake. 4 Bald Eagles, 2 adults 
and 2 younger birds, were very active. 

Sincerely,
Stan Stahl
Subject: Tundra Swan - Memorial Lake, Lebanon Co.
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:07:21 -0500
For anyone interested there has been a single juvenile Tundra Swan on
Memorial Lake since last evening.

There was also a large flock of Cedar Waxwings hanging out in trees
surrounding the lake this morning.

Good birding!

Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.