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31 Oct Merlin; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County [Tom Moeller ]
31 Oct Re: Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County [Sue Hannon ]
1 Nov en: (7) [Thomas Dougherty ]
31 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (31 Oct 2014) 26 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct Fayette County--Greenlick Run Lake [Michael Fialkovich ]
31 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (31 Oct 2014) 145 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (31 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County [Sue Hannon ]
31 Oct FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 31, 2014 [Mark Vass ]
31 Oct Lebanon County birds [Windstream Mail ]
31 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Oct 2014) 182 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Oct 2014) 14 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
31 Oct York County [ ]
31 Oct Pipit,Rusty Blackbirds & Shorebirds - Beaver Co. [ ]
31 Oct pine siskins in northern Chester County [Rob Blye ]
31 Oct Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 31, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
31 Oct FOS Dark-eyed Junco, Devon, Chester County [Joe Flood ]
31 Oct Eastern PA Birdline: 10/31/2014 [Dave DeReamus ]
31 Oct Rusty Blackbird, Junco, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny ["Kate St.John" ]
30 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Oct 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct Tree Swallows, Lebanon County [ ]
30 Oct Nashville Warbler - Mont. Co. [Cindy Ahern ]
30 Oct Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 30, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
30 Oct Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2014) 52 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
30 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Oct 2014) 367 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct Pipits in Mercer Co [Steve Sanford ]
30 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Oct 2014) 365 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct Washington Co. - Cecil area of interest [Ryan Tomazin ]
30 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Oct 2014) 249 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct cr: (1) [Thomas Dougherty ]
30 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Oct 2014) 80 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct Rusty Blackbird 10/27 Bradford Co [Trudy Gerlach ]
30 Oct Hi [Herb Flavell ]
30 Oct Lancaster Co. Bird Club Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1st [Bettina Heffner ]
30 Oct Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Opossum Lake, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr ]
30 Oct HSR: Tuscarora Summit (27 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
30 Oct Purple finches, Schuylkill Co. [Scott Weidensaul ]
30 Oct Pine Siskins, Purple Finches (Indiana Co) [Marcy Cunkelman ]
30 Oct RFI: Groupme Rare Bird Alerts [Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology ]
29 Oct Orange-crowned Warbler & Red-necked Grebe MCWMA [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
29 Oct Black Scoter, Susquehanna River at Columbia, Lancaster County [Mike Epler ]
29 Oct Photo Stuy Of Feeder Birds, PVP Bird Blind, Bucks, PA, 10/29/14 ["Howard B. Eskin," ]
29 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (29 Oct 2014) 9 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Oct 2014) 22 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Oct 2014) 156 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Oct Central PA Birdline for 10.30.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
29 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Oct 2014) 133 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Oct Winter Wren, Lancaster County [Pamela Fisher ]
29 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (29 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Oct Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 29, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
29 Oct For [Herb Flavell ]
29 Oct Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix' -- ScienceDaily [grant stevenson ]
29 Oct Juncos in Bucks County [Wendy Margolis ]
29 Oct fos white-throat, 10/29 [grant stevenson ]
29 Oct Wayne CO Finches [Sandra Ward Povse ]
29 Oct HSR: Tuscarora Summit (28 Oct 2014) 50 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Oct 2014) 139 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Oct 28, 2014 [Rudolph Keller ]
28 Oct Crawford Co - Eurasian Wigeon [Thomas Nicolls ]
28 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (28 Oct 2014) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (28 Oct 2014) 125 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (28 Oct 2014) 229 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct FOS Dark-eyed juncos - Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson ]
28 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (27 Oct 2014) 136 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (28 Oct 2014) 46 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (28 Oct 2014) 106 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (27 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Oct Bills as daggers? A test for sexually dimorphic weapons in a lekking hummingbird [grant stevenson ]
28 Oct Today [Herb Flavell ]
28 Oct FOS White-throated Sparrow in East Mt. Airy Philadelphia [Cliff Hence ]
28 Oct Winter finches - Cumberland County [ ]
28 Oct Conservation Atlas | The Nature Conservancy [grant stevenson ]
28 Oct PSO Field Trip to Alleghany Front on Nov 8/9 [Chad Kauffman ]

Subject: Merlin; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County
From: Tom Moeller <thosjmoel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:13:56 -0400
About 4:15 PM when we arrived, a wet Merlin was sitting in a tree by the Duck 
Hollow parking lot where we had seen Merlins two times before (2011 and 2012). 
It remained as we watched and took iPod photos. The raptor took off, and 
immediately a noisy Downy Woodpecker landed on a bare branch right below where 
the Merlin had been. Suddenly the Merlin swooped back toward the Downy, just 
missing the woodpecker. The Downy kept chirping from the safety of thicker 
cover as the Merlin resumed a perch in the tree. The Merlin sat for some 
minutes and then flew off over the railroad tracks giving a short call as it 
went. 




Tom Moeller
Allegheny County
Subject: Re: Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County
From: Sue Hannon <sbhannon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:56:26 -0400
After considerable discussion, and with reference to the extremely helpful
comments from a number of listserv members, my friends have concluded that
the bird they saw was most likely a barred owl. None of them particularly
remember the eye color, and their individual estimates of the bird's size,
wingspan and the distance from which they viewed it vary pretty widely.
However, they all agree that the bird was "HUGE". Many thanks for the
helpful (and more authoritative) information so many of you provided to
help them arrive at a more likely identification.

On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 6:52 PM, Sue Hannon  wrote:

> Several friends told me this evening that they spotted a Great Gray Owl
> along the Shanerburg Creek near Eagles Mere on Sunday. They assure me it
> was far too big for a barred owl and they were able to see it at very close
> range. Has anyone else in that part of the state seen a great gray owl in
> the area?
> Sue Hannon
> Middletown
> Dauphin County
>



-- 
Sue Hannon
Middletown
Dauphin County, PA
Subject: en: (7)
From: Thomas Dougherty <thomasdoc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 01:27:58 +0000
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Shonda Blandy
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:10:30 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6            168            186
Turkey Vulture              15            535            643
Osprey                       0             37            113
Bald Eagle                   2             63            110
Northern Harrier             2             64             80
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6           2408           2704
Cooper's Hawk                5            198            254
Northern Goshawk             3              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             72             81
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             17            280            346
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2              2
Golden Eagle                 3             35             37
American Kestrel             1             62            111
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      63           4010           7742
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Gary Koppenhaver, Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
8 unknown visitors


Weather:
winds SW to NNE, variable calm with 4mph gusts at times.
temp apprx., 39 F and 95% clcv. the front moved thru between 11am est. and
2pm est.  

Raptor Observations:
AD GE AT 1141/IM GE  AT 1158/AD GE AT 1203

AD BE AT 1220/ AD BE AT 1240

Rough-legged hawks, dark morp  AT 12:15, light morph  AT 12:25

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker clear to the naked eye, screaming constantly and sat in
the tree branch above me as a northern goshawk came smoothly gliding
towards the woodpecker chasing it southward into the woods.
a lot of crows, blue jays, downy woodpecker, golden crown kinglets,
goldfinch, chickadee, titmouse and a lot of juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (31 Oct 2014) 26 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:10:58 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               5            213            213
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0             65            208
Northern Harrier             0             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             51            144
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6            575            916
Cooper's Hawk                1             83            123
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk         11             84             96
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1            151            158
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             1             73            158
Merlin                       1             15             25
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              4
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              7             17

Total:                      26           1385           4045
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Observers:        

Visitors:
Hiroshi Iizuki


Weather:
NE winds 5-10mph. Temperatures hovering at 50 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant-7

Predictions:
Rain, mainly in the morning. Rain may be heavy at times in the morning.
Highs around 50. North winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance
of rain near 100 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Fayette County--Greenlick Run Lake
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:36:40 -0400
I stopped at Greenlick Run Lake late this afternoon to see if the rain grounded 
anything. Not much was present. 


A raft of 12 Ruddy Ducks and a female Hooded Merganser were on the lake. Eight 
Killdeer were on the mudflats at the shallow end of the lake and an Osprey was 
flying around. 


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County

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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (31 Oct 2014) 63 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:10:37 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6            168            186
Turkey Vulture              15            535            643
Osprey                       0             37            113
Bald Eagle                   2             63            110
Northern Harrier             2             64             80
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6           2408           2704
Cooper's Hawk                5            198            254
Northern Goshawk             3              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             72             81
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             17            280            346
Rough-legged Hawk            2              2              2
Golden Eagle                 3             35             37
American Kestrel             1             62            111
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      63           4010           7742
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Gary Koppenhaver, Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
8 unknown visitors


Weather:
winds SW to NNE, variable calm with 4mph gusts at times.
temp apprx., 39 F and 95% clcv. the front moved thru between 11am est. and
2pm est.  

Raptor Observations:
AD GE AT 1141/IM GE  AT 1158/AD GE AT 1203

AD BE AT 1220/ AD BE AT 1240

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker clear to the naked eye, screaming constantly and sat in
the tree branch above me as a northern goshawk came smoothly gliding
towards the woodpecker chasing it southward into the woods.
a lot of crows, blue jays, downy woodpecker, golden crown kinglets,
goldfinch, chickadee, titmouse and a lot of juncos
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (31 Oct 2014) 145 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:10:02 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                          36           1735           1735
OS                           0             77            356
BE                           0            145            406
NH                           0            108            147
SS                          17           8297           9795
CH                           2            374            503
NG                           0             15             15
RS                           5            154            164
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          83           1294           1545
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2             74             75
AK                           0            158            316
ML                           0             84            112
PG                           0             41             54
UA                           0             17             24
UB                           0              7             17
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              2              2
UR                           0             27             62

Total:                     145          12640          21894
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Amphorn Kelly; Wes Hetrick;  7


Weather:
Completely overcast skies with very light southeast winds.

Raptor Observations:
First bird -SS 8:25
Last bird - RT 3:49
GE U 1:03, 1:24

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (31 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:10:01 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2            112            259
Turkey Vulture              12            376            772
Osprey                       0             83            364
Bald Eagle                   1             91            250
Northern Harrier             0             72             93
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5           3171           3850
Cooper's Hawk                1            132            186
Northern Goshawk             0              8              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          4             54             61
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             14            753            879
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             58             59
American Kestrel             0             82            148
Merlin                       0             64            109
Peregrine Falcon             0             43             64
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             91            205

Total:                      41           5199          11358
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
Gerry Madden, Ron Walbert 


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 40-48F, Wind 1-5 mph ENE,SE,S,N, Cloud
Cover 10-60%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1410a
Slow day; not much activity. One additional Bald Eagle was observed flying
east.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(4), Canada Geese(2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Black-capped Chickadee,
Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Downy Woodpecker, Carolina
Wren, Pine Siskin

Predictions:
Rain, mainly before noon. High near 50. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and
quarter of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Possible Great Gray Owl, Sullivan County
From: Sue Hannon <sbhannon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:52:15 -0400
Several friends told me this evening that they spotted a Great Gray Owl along 
the Shanerburg Creek near Eagles Mere on Sunday. They assure me it was far too 
big for a barred owl and they were able to see it at very close range. Has 
anyone else in that part of the state seen a great gray owl in the area? 

Sue Hannon
Middletown
Dauphin County
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 31, 2014
From: Mark Vass <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:44:32 -0700
----Forwarded message----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
To: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com
Sent: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 5:59 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 31, 
2014 


Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, US-PA
Oct 31, 2014 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species

Wood Duck  6
Gadwall  55
American Wigeon  4
Mallard  32
Northern Shoveler  1
Northern Pintail  1
Redhead  7
Ring-necked Duck  279
Bufflehead  1
Hooded Merganser  1
Ruddy Duck  6
Pied-billed Grebe  15
American Coot  38

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20395062 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Lebanon County birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:15:31 -0400
Sid Hostetter lead 9 people around Mt. Gretna and SGL 145 near Hicks Road.

High lights,

Red-shouldered Hawk- 2

Red-tailed Hawk- 12 

Purple Finch-3

Pine Siskin- 503 most flying west

Then from 1 to 2 pm I went back out on the SGL 145 near Hicks Road again,

Bald Eagle -3- 1 immature at 1:50

The 2 adults with each other at 2 pm.

Cooper's Hawk -1-

Pine Siskin - I added 154 to see a total of 657.- most flying west-most of
the siskins  were in small groups.

A Chipping Sparrow was in Mt. Gretna near Rt. 117 and near the Post Office.

This winter adult was seen by Sid Hostetter and I only.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Oct 2014) 182 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:10:34 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               33             73            136
Turkey Vulture              15            750            807
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0            139            464
Bald Eagle                   0            115            280
Northern Harrier             2             85            120
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14           3967           4655
Cooper's Hawk               10            402            506
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            0             64             83
Red-shouldered Hawk         25             88             95
Broad-winged Hawk            8             23           6367
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             67            849            960
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                6             23             38
Golden Eagle                 2             58             58
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             0            170            375
Merlin                       0            121            180
Peregrine Falcon             0             40             80
Unknown Falcon               0             14             21
Unknown Raptor               0             28             64

Total:                     182           7011          15293
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Holly Merker, Laurie Goodrich, Marc Robinson,
                  Mary Jane McMillan

Weather:
partly cldy, E or SE winds light cool temps

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagles:  Ad 1047, unk 1245, imm went north and was not counted 1133

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

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Oct 2014) 14 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:10:01 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             33             78
TV                           2            307            307
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           0            889           1136
CH                           0             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           0             11             22
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           9            326            721
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           2             13             15
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           1             16             23
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           0              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0             18             53

Total:                      14           1784           7234
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Tom Dick

Observers:        

Visitors:
8 visitors


Weather:
Southwest winds till 12:00 and winds became Southeast--
100% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
GE Ad 12:09, GE Ad 12:15

Non-raptor Observations:
large flocks of Robins moving south, Red-bellied WP,
Red-wing Blackbirds

Predictions:
rain and snow with Northwinds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()

Subject: York County
From: siefkend AT embarqmail.com <siefkend@EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:36:56 GMT





    Hey PA Birders,
I had my first of season Winter Wren along Indian Steps Road in York County.
Happy Halloween,Deb SiefkenYork County
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

Subject: Pipit,Rusty Blackbirds & Shorebirds - Beaver Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:10:55 -0400
This morning I was at Independence Marsh

There were 17 Rusty Blackbirds along with 2 Red-winged Blackbirds in the stream 
between the ponds 


I had the following here at the large pond

1 Wood Duck
54 Mallard
28 Green-winged Teal
30 Killdeer
1 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Wilson's Snipe 
1 Am. Pipit

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: pine siskins in northern Chester County
From: Rob Blye <rwblye AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:58:45 +0000
After an appointment this morning, I was meandering down one of the few dirt 
roads left in East Coventry Township, northern Chester County on my way home. 
The road is Spiece Road between Cedarville and Kulp roads on the Kulp dairy 
farm. I flushed a flock of birds from the road after which I stopped and 
glassed the trees where the birds had flwn. While I was watching the trees the 
flck returned to the road. 


It was a mixed flock of about 24 pine siskin s, several house finches, two 
goldfinches a white-breasted nuthatch and a blue jay. 


These are the first of the season for me. I have been looking for them at our 
feeders to no avail. I will check to see if the flock stays around but I 
suspect it will keep moving and hopefully show up in my yard soon. 


Rob Blye, 
East Coventry Township 
Chester County, Pennsylvania 
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 31, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:29:26 -0400
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 0740-0940
Weather: Cloudy, calm wind, temp. 40 F, onshore waves less than a foot. Light 
sprinkle later in the survey. 

Comments: About half as many birds today as yesterday. There were at least 150 
to 200 Horned Grebes on the water just in front of us. Later they drifted away. 
Highlight was a Red-necked Grebe that sat with the Horned Grebes briefly. Most 
birds were moving west. Roger Donn assisted with the count part of the time. 


Waterbirds counted:

Gadwall  37
American Black Duck  4
Mallard  8
Green-winged Teal  4
Lesser Scaup  55
Surf Scoter  7
White-winged Scoter 10
Black/Surf Scoter  2
Long-tailed Duck  1
Bufflehead  5
Red-breasted Merganser  272
Red-throated Loon  3
Common Loon  28
Horned Grebe  17  (all in flight)
RED-NECKED GREBE  1
Double-crested Cormorant  6

Other bird moving across the lake:

unidentified kinglet  1


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


 
Waterbirds counted:
Subject: FOS Dark-eyed Junco, Devon, Chester County
From: Joe Flood <jflood AT AGNESIRWIN.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:16:11 -0400
We had our first DE Junco under the feeders last evening.  We also have a
nice group of Purple Finches.  No frost last night.  Still looking for
vagrant hummingbirds.

Joe Flood
Devon, Chester County
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 10/31/2014
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:15 -0400
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* October 31, 2014
* PAEA1410.31

- Birds mentioned

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
SURF SCOTER
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
CATTLE EGRET
RED-NECKED GREBE

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: October 31st at 7:00 AM
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 LITTLE GAP, Carbon County:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER – 1 on 10/26 (fly-by).

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
SURF SCOTER – 1 on 10/29.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 15 on 10/24; 8 on 10/26
Sharp-shinned Hawks – 237 on 10/26
Northern Goshawks – 2 on 10/24; 1 on 10/30
Red-tailed Hawks – 128 on 10/30
Golden Eagles – 8 on 10/24; 20 on 10/26; 7 on 10/30
Merlins – 6 on 10/29.

Sightings from the COPLAY area, Lehigh County:
At the Quarry Street Quarry:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 10/28
Cackling Geese – 2 on 10/28.

Sightings from the ALLENTOWN area, Lehigh County:
At Trexler Pond:
Cackling Geese – 2 on 10/24.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 to at least 10/28.

Sightings from the UPPER BLACK EDDY area, Bucks County:
At Giving Pond:
CATTLE EGRET – 1 on 10/26.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
RED-NECKED GREBES – 5 on 10/26.

Purple Finches and PINE SISKINS were reported from several sites this past
week.

- End transcript
Subject: Rusty Blackbird, Junco, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:36:44 -0700
On a walk though Schenley Park at noon yesterday I found a rusty blackbird 
among a flock of grackles and one dark-eyed junco near the bridge on the Lower 
Panther Hollow Trail at the Bartlett end. The junco is the 2nd I've seen in 
Schenley this fall. 


 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Oct 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:10:37 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                           0           1577           1577
OS                           0             77            356
BE                           0            141            402
NH                           0            104            143
SS                           0           8166           9664
CH                           0            365            494
NG                           0             14             14
RS                           0            125            135
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                           0           1127           1378
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0             68             69
AK                           0            157            315
ML                           0             82            110
PG                           0             41             54
UA                           0             17             24
UB                           0              7             17
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              2              2
UR                           0             27             62

Total:                       0          12128          21382
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Joe Lavella

Visitors:
Paul Zeph, 25


Weather:
Rain and drizzle began at daybreak and continued until mid-afternoon.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:10:36 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8            162            180
Turkey Vulture              36            520            628
Osprey                       0             37            113
Bald Eagle                   6             61            108
Northern Harrier             0             62             78
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15           2402           2698
Cooper's Hawk                0            193            249
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          6             71             80
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             22            263            329
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 4             32             34
American Kestrel             0             61            110
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      98           3947           7679
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        Larry Coble

Visitors:
Helping with todays count:
Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne, Gayle McKinne, Tom Power, Bob
Leonard

12 visitors to observe foliage
3 hunters


Weather:
A mix of sun and clouds. Light wind from Northwest. Good visibility, low
humidity. A beautiful day.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, SS 9:02.
Bald Eagles - Adult: 11:12,2:05,2:07,2:40
Bald Eagles - Immature: 12:22 (2)
Golden Eagles - Adult: 10:30
Golden Eagles - Immature: 10:02, 10:37, 2:47

First Goshawk of the season

Non-raptor Observations:
Flocks of Pine Siskins
Flocks of Waxwings
1 loon

Predictions:
East wind but otherwise much like today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Tree Swallows, Lebanon County
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:20:16 -0400
Along Fox Road, approximately 300 Tree Swallows were in a close-knit flock, 
perching on corn stubble and on the ground, apparently feeding on something on 
the ground, 

I had last seen a flock here on October 9, perched on utility wires and on 2 
Purple Martin nest boxes. I returned there on the 10th, and the martin boxes 
had been taken down. 

Sincerely,
Stan Stahl
Subject: Nashville Warbler - Mont. Co.
From: Cindy Ahern <songbird5212 AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:57:06 -0400
A Nashville Warbler surprised me as it foraged in my veggie garden and shrubs 
late this afternoon. I wonder if this could be the same bird that came through 
very late a few years ago? What are the chances? 

Cindy Ahern
Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery Co.

 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 30, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:36:57 -0400
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 0745-1015
Weather: Mostly cloudy, NNW wind to 10 mph, temp. 43 F, waves two to three 
foot. 

Comments: There was a modest movement of Red-breasted Mergansers. It was also a 
decent day for species diversity. Most birds were moving west. Highlight was an 
adult Little Gull flying west with a loose group of about five or six 
Bonaparte's Gulls. 


Waterbirds counted:

Gadwall  3
American Wigeon  31
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  1
Northern Pintail  6
Green-winged Teal  1
Lesser Scaup  103
Surf Scoter  7
White-winged Scoter  14
Black Scoter  4
Long-tailed Duck  2
Bufflehead  8
Common Goldeneye  5
Red-breasted Merganser  583
Red-throated Loon  11
Common Loon  15
unidentified loon  3
Horned Grebe  43
Double-crested Cormorant  26
Sanderling  1
Dunlin  3
LITTLE GULL  1 adult

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


Waterbirds counted:
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (30 Oct 2014) 52 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:31:25 -0400
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              8              8
TV                           4            333            354
OS                           0             28             72
BE                           1             37             82
NH                           1             25             31
SS                           9            978           1131
CH                           0            103            124
NG                           0              3              4
RS                           3             28             34
BW                           0              3           1093
RT                          26            402            426
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           6             31             31
AK                           1             95            126
ML                           0             28             35
PG                           0             26             28
UA                           0              2              3
UB                           0              3              5
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1             13             19
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                      52           2146           3607
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Trudy Kyler

Observers:        Betsy Manlove, David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Visitors:
Bill Chambers


Weather:


Raptor Observations:
BE-AD 1:12
GE-AD 11:27, 11:53, 1:28, 2:01, 2:15
   IM 2:43
N Harrier-Female
Kestrel-unknown

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-44, Canada Goose-28, Gull sp.-2, Pine Siskin-23, Robin-241
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler AT verizon.net)
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Oct 2014) 367 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:10:26 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                         122           1699           1699
OS                           0             77            356
BE                           4            145            406
NH                           4            108            147
SS                         114           8280           9778
CH                           7            372            501
NG                           1             15             15
RS                          24            149            159
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          84           1211           1462
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           4             72             73
AK                           1            158            316
ML                           2             84            112
PG                           0             41             54
UA                           0             17             24
UB                           0              7             17
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              2              2
UR                           0             27             62

Total:                     367          12495          21749
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich,
                  Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Bruce Beehler, Bob Augustine, Ship Univ (14+14), 15


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light to moderate NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE WB 10:07, 10:22
BE AD 1:14
BE Juv 1:19
GE Juv 10:46, 12:42
GE Sub 11:58
GE Ad 11:20 

First bird - ML 6:38 (dove on a small flock of pine siskins)
Last bird -  RT 4:22

Non-raptor Observations:
Loons - 19
CAGO - 22
Monarchs - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Pipits in Mercer Co
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:01:59 -0400
This afternoon Bill Drolsbaugh and I came across a field with at least 50 
American Pipits (first-of-season) in field a few miles north of Fredonia (on 
Fredonia-Hadley Rd). We got excellent close looks at many of them, and they 
flew around and called frequently. . 

Otherwise, our visit earlier to Lake Wilhelm and Sandy Lake was pretty dull, At 
Wilhelm there were about 20 Ruddy Ducks, 25 Ring-necks, 50 Cormorants, and one 
Common Loon. 

Steve Sanford
Sharon PA
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (30 Oct 2014) 98 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:10:39 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8            162            180
Turkey Vulture              36            520            628
Osprey                       0             37            113
Bald Eagle                   6             61            108
Northern Harrier             0             62             78
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15           2402           2698
Cooper's Hawk                0            193            249
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          6             71             80
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             22            263            329
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 4             32             34
American Kestrel             0             61            110
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      98           3947           7679
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        Larry Coble

Visitors:
Helping with todays count:
Joan Renninger, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne, Gayle McKinne, Tom Power, Bob
Leonard

12 visitors to observe foliage
3 hunters


Weather:
A mix of sun and clouds. Light wind from Northwest. Good visibility, low
humidity. A beautiful day.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, SS 9:02.
Bald Eagles - Adult: 11:12,2:05,2:07,2:40
Bald Eagles - Immature: 12:22 (2)
Golden Eagles - Adult: 10:30
Golden Eagles - Immature: 10:02, 10:37, 2:47

First Goshawk of the season

Non-raptor Observations:
Flocks of Pine Siskins
Flocks of Waxwings
1 loon

Predictions:
East wind but otherwise much like today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Oct 2014) 365 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:10:35 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             40            103
Turkey Vulture               8            735            792
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0            139            464
Bald Eagle                   1            115            280
Northern Harrier             3             83            118
Sharp-shinned Hawk         113           3953           4641
Cooper's Hawk               18            392            496
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            0             64             83
Red-shouldered Hawk          4             63             70
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            207            782            893
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1             17             32
Golden Eagle                 9             56             56
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             1            170            375
Merlin                       0            121            180
Peregrine Falcon             0             40             80
Unknown Falcon               0             14             21
Unknown Raptor               0             28             64

Total:                     365           6829          15111
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Barber

Weather:
partly cloudy to overcast, NW winds 4-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA:1424I
GOEA:0852I, 1043U, 1047U, 1309J, 1324J, 1330I, 1341I, 1601J, 1601J

Non-raptor Observations:
213 pine siskins, 366 common grackle, 3 palm warblers, 2 blue-headed
vireos, 3 hermit thrushes 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Washington Co. - Cecil area of interest
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:39:09 -0400
This morning, Cathy Brown and I birded the Ciaffoni/Cumer/Glass Hill road 
areas, and also Cecil Park, and we had: 


Red-winged Blackbirds - dozens of males
Eastern Meadowlark - 2-3 in the farm fields
Northern Harrier - HIGH up, shadowing a small flock of pigeons, before heading 
south 

Dark-eyed Junco
American Kestrel
Northern Mockingbird - landed about 18" away from the kestrel, at eye level, 
and we wondered if something would happen, but no 

White-crowned Sparrow - 1 beautiful adult
Yellow-rumped Warbler - could have been 10-13 in Cecil Park
Eastern Towhee - Cecil Park
White-throated Sparrow - 3 of them in Cecil Park, inches from each other on the 
same branch 


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA 		 	   		  
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Oct 2014) 249 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:10:59 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5            110            257
Turkey Vulture               9            364            760
Osprey                       0             83            364
Bald Eagle                   3             90            249
Northern Harrier             2             72             93
Sharp-shinned Hawk          68           3166           3845
Cooper's Hawk                9            131            185
Northern Goshawk             1              8              8
Red-shouldered Hawk         13             50             57
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk            128            739            865
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 7             58             59
American Kestrel             0             82            148
Merlin                       0             64            109
Peregrine Falcon             0             43             64
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               4             89            203

Total:                     249           5158          11317
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dan Kunkle, Dennis Glew, Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
Lance Leonhardt, St. John Neumann School 7th and 8th Grade


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 45-52F, Wind 2-17 mph NW,NNW, Cloud
Cover 40-80%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1103a,1123i,1315i
Golden Eagles:1013a,1254a,1309u,1341u,1342a,1342a,1434a
Northern Goshawk:1359u
Birds were flying high today. A few of the Golden Eagles were spotted
directly overhead; one in particular circled for a while gaining altitude
and then headed east. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(8), Common Loon(5), Canada Geese(7), Winter Wren, Carolina Wren, 
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Siskin, American Crow,
Black-capped Chickadee, Assassin Bug, Katydid

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable wind. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: cr: (1)
From: Thomas Dougherty <thomasdoc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:16:28 +0000
http://tszabo.net/9b8v7c6h5g4f3d2s1.php





























Alyse Cradle
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Oct 2014) 80 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:10:14 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture              12            208            208
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0             65            208
Northern Harrier             0             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1             51            144
Sharp-shinned Hawk          15            569            910
Cooper's Hawk                4             82            122
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk         18             73             85
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             27            150            157
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             72            157
Merlin                       1             14             24
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1              3              4
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               1              7             17

Total:                      80           1359           4019
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Eberly, Tom Bush

Observers:        Al Guarente, Dave Eberly, Jim McConnell, John D'Amico,
                  Skip Conant, Tom Bush

Visitors:
Rachel, HIroshi Iizuku, Max Smith, 


Weather:
Mostly N winds, 3-11mph. Temperatures in the low to mid-50's Fahrenheit.
Very few clouds until afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
A noticeable push of Red-taileds over our site. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Many Tree Swallows

Red-breasted Nuthatch-1

Predictions:
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Rusty Blackbird 10/27 Bradford Co
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:03:24 -0400
Sorry this is so late, but I saw a Rusty Blackbird about 5:30pm on 10/27 at a 
little creek on my farm near New Era. 

Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: Hi
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:54:07 -0400
PA birders. With all the posts about bird window strikes, I thought you might 
like this. 



http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=13244&prodid=32187&catid=2056 


I have sent for 4, 4 packs but have not received them yet. I plan on putting 4 
decals on each of the 2 corner windows by my 2 front porch flat feeders. There 
have been no bird hits there yet . But this will be just incase. 

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners,Susquehanna County
Subject: Lancaster Co. Bird Club Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1st
From: Bettina Heffner <bettinahef AT MSN.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:49 -0400
Scholarships offered by the Lancaster County Bird Club


Each year the Lancaster County Bird Club offers two scholarships for 
nature-related experiences and projects for one youth age 12 to 18 and one 
adult, including teachers, 19 or older. The applicant completes an application 
which is due December 1, 2014, with a decision made by December 15th. 
Applications are available on-line or by mail. The scholarship covers 75% of 
the cost of the endeavor with a maximum of $400 per person and can be used for 
such activities as nature camps ( example: Audubon Society$B!G(Bs Hog Island 
Camp in Maine), conferences, workshops, and environmental projects/studies. At 
the conclusion of the experience, the recipient will report back to the Club, 
either in writing or verbally at a Club meeting. The information about the 
scholarships and the application is available on-line at 
www.lancasterbirdclub.org. Questions may be addressed to Club president Barbara 
Hunsberger at 717-393-4091 or through her e-mail at phunsberger AT comcast.net. 
The scholarships are named in honor of the late Club member Harold B. Morrin 
who championed the study of nature, specifically birdlife, for decades by 
mentoring and encouraging folks of all ages. 


 







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Subject: Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Opossum Lake, Cumberland County
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:10:28 -0400
A Ruby-crowned Kinglet was unusually cooperative today at Possum Lake

and I was able to photograph this species for the first time. 

 

I have posted a few photos here:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303 AT N06/15483190510/

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303 AT N06/

 

 

Dave Kerr

Carlisle

 
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (27 Oct 2014) 41 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:10:53 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            105            105
Turkey Vulture              10            479            479
Osprey                       0             34             85
Bald Eagle                   1             27             60
Northern Harrier             2             39             55
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5            711            856
Cooper's Hawk                1             76             92
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             18
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2074
Red-tailed Hawk             13            121            127
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 3             15             16
American Kestrel             0             37             55
Merlin                       0             22             24
Peregrine Falcon             0             22             25
Unknown Accipiter            0             18             18
Unknown Buteo                0              4              6
Unknown Falcon               1              2              7
Unknown Eagle                2              6              8
Unknown Raptor               3             19             35

Total:                      41           1749           4146
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: Purple finches, Schuylkill Co.
From: Scott Weidensaul <scottweidensaul AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:53:49 -0400
 Like many others, we were pleased to see a small flock of purple finches at 
the feeder this morning, along with the goldfinches and house finches. No 
siskins yet, but given the numbers that have been counted along the ridge, I 
suspect it's just a matter of time. 


  Scott Weidensaul
  Schuylkill Haven, PA
Subject: Pine Siskins, Purple Finches (Indiana Co)
From: Marcy Cunkelman <plant4nature AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:06 -0400
Frost must have made the berries ripe for eating(pokeberries and the small red 
crabapples)....lots of Cedar Waxwings and Robin, and Starlings...Bluebirds were 
at the poison ivy berries on the electric pole... 

While looking at Robins in the creek, 2 Pine Siskins stopped above me....I have 
heard them off and on all week flying over, but today saw 2...also Purple 
Finches eating at the feeders...YBSapsucker has been here also thru the week... 

Winter birds are back and the last will be the Tree Sparrows which usually show 
up about Thanksgiving... 

I had 4 Horned Larks fly over last Saturday10/25)...(not a usual yard bird) but 
hopefully a good sign for the flocks in the fields near us.. 

Marcy Cunkelman
Conemaugh Twp. Clarksburg, PA Indiana Co.
plant4nature AT gmail.com
The whole world is made of miracles, it's just we‛re so used to 
seeing them we call them ordinary things. ~Hans Christian Andersen
Subject: RFI: Groupme Rare Bird Alerts
From: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology <PSO AT PABIRDS.ORG>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:06:57 -0400
Would the owners (or if you know who the owner is) of the following 
GroupMe rare bird alerts please contact me?

NOPARBA

SCRBA

SouthCentPARBA

Thanks

Frank Haas

Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler & Red-necked Grebe MCWMA
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:24:01 -0400
PA BIRDERS,

 I stopped by Middle Creek WMA this morning before work. Some of the highlights 
of my visit included the following: 


Pied-billed Grebe  1
Red-necked Grebe  1     continuing bird at pond by stop #1

Killdeer  10
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Bonaparte's Gull  4

Eastern Phoebe  1
Tree Swallow  500     estimated number. looked like there could have been more.
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2

Orange-crowned Warbler 1 very overall gray/green appearance, yellowish under 
tail coverts, faint streaking on breast, found on hillside behind visitors 
center where the conservation trail splits. 

Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Pine Siskin  135     (4) separate flocks fly overs


View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20375362 


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


Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lancaster County


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Subject: Black Scoter, Susquehanna River at Columbia, Lancaster County
From: Mike Epler <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:09:45 -0400
This afternoon I found a female Black Scoter on the Susquehanna River near 
Columbia. I was scoping the river from Lemon Street in Wrightsville. The bird 
was close to the Lancaster County shoreline, and just downstream from my 
location. 


I also had 46 American Coot and 7 Pied-billed Grebes.

Here is my complete eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20374969

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA
 		 	   		  
Subject: Photo Stuy Of Feeder Birds, PVP Bird Blind, Bucks, PA, 10/29/14
From: "Howard B. Eskin," <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:05:13 -0500
It was a rainy, dismal afternoon. But I was able to get to the Bird Blind
at Peace Valley Park in New Britain for a couple of hours. There were no
birds in the Bird Blind for the first half hour.  I suspected but could
not find an accipiter.Finally, a Carolina Chickadee flew in to one of the
feeders and the poor creature was immediately picked off by a
Sharp-shinned Hawk that came in from above. About fifteen minutes later,
with the Sharpie gone,  small birds started to arrive at the feeders. To
see the Photo Study, please click on the following link:

 http://www.howardsview.com/PVPOct29_14/PVPFeederBirdsOct29_14.html

 Regards,
 Howard


Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (29 Oct 2014) 9 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:10:53 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             33             78
TV                           1            305            305
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           2            889           1136
CH                           0             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           1             11             22
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           5            317            712
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           0             11             13
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           0             15             22
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           0              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0             18             53

Total:                       9           1770           7220
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:        

Visitors:
John Charley


Weather:
mod. W winds with some strong gusts;damp & cloudy till 1:30 EST when some
blue sky & sun appeared.

Raptor Observations:
9 migrating raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,raven,pileated wp & robins

Predictions:
lt. to mod NW winds,partly cloudy,high 45F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Oct 2014) 22 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:10:33 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            196            196
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0             65            208
Northern Harrier             0             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             50            143
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11            554            895
Cooper's Hawk                0             78            118
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             55             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              7            123            130
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             4             72            157
Merlin                       0             13             23
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              6             16

Total:                      22           1279           3939
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Bob Kelly

Observers:        Charles Smith, Chuck Root, Holly Merker

Weather:
Calm winds to start the count day, then shifting to gusty and strong NNW
winds 5-18mph. Temperatures 63-68 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest 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: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Oct 2014) 156 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:10:43 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             40            103
Turkey Vulture               0            727            784
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0            139            464
Bald Eagle                   5            114            279
Northern Harrier             2             80            115
Sharp-shinned Hawk          95           3840           4528
Cooper's Hawk                5            374            478
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            1             64             83
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             59             66
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             40            575            686
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             16             31
Golden Eagle                 1             47             47
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             2            169            374
Merlin                       1            121            180
Peregrine Falcon             1             40             80
Unknown Falcon               0             14             21
Unknown Raptor               0             28             64

Total:                     156           6464          14746
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Overcast, then rain

Raptor Observations:
BAEA, Ad: 8:20; 8:26; 8:27; 8:31
BAEA, Imm: 9:59
GOEA, Ad: 11:25

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Central PA Birdline for 10.30.2014
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:10:37 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * October 30, 2014
 * PACE1410.30
 Bird Highlights
 CACKLING GOOSE (Lancaster/Lebanon & Lebanon Cos.)
 RED-NECKED GREBE (Centre, Luzerne & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
 AMERICAN BITTERN (Dauphin Co.)
 SANDHILL CRANE (Bradford & Cumberland Cos.)
 SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Lebanon Co.)
 MARSH WREN (Cumberland Co.)
 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Clearfield Co.)
 LAPLAND LONGSPURS (Dauphin Co.)
 PINE SISKINS (Bedford/Somerset, Carbon, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Mifflin 
& Schuykill/Berks Cos.) 

 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 October 30, 2014
 To Report: TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy 
 Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
 Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

 Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings 
made the week prior to Thursday, October 30, 2014. 


 ADAMS COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 25 near the tower at Culp' Hill 
in Gettysburg National Military Park (PK). 


 BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 7 BLACK VULTURES, 93 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 19 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 102 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 6 GOLDEN 
EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between October 23 and 28 (EG, TD, 
DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG). Ten PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 24 (TD). 


 BRADFORD COUNTY:
 Two BALD EAGLES were seen on October 24 soaring over Iron Bridge Road (TG).

 Three SANDHILL CRANES were observed on October 25 flying over New Era (TG).

 CARBON COUNTY:
 One GOLDEN EAGLE, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 20 PINE SISKINS were seen on 
October 26 at the Blue Mountain Ski Area (JM). 


 CENTRE COUNTY:
 Jo Hays Vista reported counting 238 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 20 
SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 261 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 MERLIN and 1 
PEREGRINE FALCON on October 23 (CW). 


 At least 5 different PINE SISKINS were seen on October 24 at Scotia Barrens 
(CE). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on October 26 at the sunken road overlook at 
Bald Eagle State Park (JV, BC). 


 There were 42 PINE SISKINS in the Bullit Run area on October 26 (BSn).

 CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
 One CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on October 25 at Allport (MCh).

 CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 Waggoner Gap reported counting 588 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 OSPREY, 39 BALD EAGLES, 
20 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1589 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 60 COOPER'S HAWKS, 12 NORTHERN 
GOSHAWKS, 73 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 602 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 48 GOLDEN EAGLES, 17 
AMERICAN KESTRELS and 12 MERLINS between October 23 and 28 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, 
CH, JL). A SANDHILL CRANE also was seen on October 23 (GW, RF). PINE SISKINS 
have been seen "every day, some flocks are huge" (GW, RF). 


 One SANDHILL CRANE was photographed on October 25 east of Newville off of 
Route 641 between Bloserville and Crossroad School Roads (SD, DD). 


 One MARSH WREN was seen on October 27 at the Mountain Road Marsh in State Game 
Lands 169 (DH, TN). 


 Approximately 30 PINE SISKINS were observed on October 28 at Camp Michaux on 
South Mountain (BF). 


 A MERLIN was seen on October 28 at Opossum Lake (DKe).

 DAUPHIN COUNTY:
 One AMERICAN BITTERN was found on October 23 along the Towpath Trail of 
Wildwood Park in northern Harrisburg (SL). 


 A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen between October 23 and 24 along the Horseshow 
Trail on the Milton Hershey property (IG, BH, PF, LB). 


 One VIRGINIA RAIL was observed on October 25 at the edge of an island in the 
Susquehanna River from the West Fairview boat ramp (JL). 


 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 A total of 739 PINE SISKINS in a number of different flocks were seen on 
October 25 in Horse Valley (BO, AM). 


 FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
 Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 28 BLACK VULTURES, 53 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 20 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S 
HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDRED HAWKS, 35 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN 
KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between October 23 and 28 (DGe). 


 HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
 Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 6 BLACK VULTURES, 142 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 9 BALD EAGLES, 8 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 180 SHARP-SHINNED 
HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 10 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 228 
RED-TAILED HAWKS, 19 GOLDEN EAGLE, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 5 MERLINS and 1 
PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 23 and 28 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG, DSt, DWe). Two 
PINE SISKINS were also seen on October 24 (DWe, NB). Five PINE SISKINS were 
counted on October 28 (NB). 


 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on October 23 at the Chestnut Grove Nature 
Area (BSh). This is a restricted access area. 


 LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen through at least October 27 at 
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (JF, AW, SS, PL, JA-C, EH, ME, CB, ZM, 
MM, IG, RR). A CACKLING GOOSE was present on October between 23 and 27 (SS, ME, 
IG). One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed on October 26 (JF). 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 36 BLACK VULTURES, 177 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 4 OSPREY, 10 BALD EAGLES, 10 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 318 SHARP-SHINNED 
HAWKS, 23 COOPER'S HAWKS, 57 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 110 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 13 
GOLDEN EAGLES, 10 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 5 MERLINS between October 23 and 29 
(FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC). PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 26 and 28 
(MC). 


 A YELLOWLEGS sp. was seen on October 24 at Kreider's Pond along Mt. Pleasant 
Road (TB). One CACKLING GOOSE was present on October 27 (IG). 


 A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was photographed and observed between October 25 
and 26 at 10 Fort Zeller Road north of Route 419 Fort Zeller Road south of 
Newmanstown (MM, TB, KB). 


 LUZERNE COUNTY:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on October 23 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD, JDe).

 LYCOMING COUNTY:
 A day at the power line cut along North White Deer Ridge (Skyline Drive) on 
October 4 yielded 4 BLACK VULTURES, 24 TURKEY VULYURES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 
NORTHERN HARRIER, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 56 RED-TAILED 
HAWKS and 1 GOLDEN EAGLE (DBr). 


 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 25 TURKEY VULTURES, 2 OSPREY, 4 
BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 71 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 12 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 128 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 7 GOLDEN EAGLES, 12 AMERICAN 
KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between October 23 and 28 (JK, RSi, 
DSm, LW, MS). Two PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 23 (JK). 


 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 14 BLACK VULTURES, 177 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 36 BALD EAGLES, 17 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 931 SHARP-SHINNED 
HAWKS, 70 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 30 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 352 
RED-TAILED HAWKS, 39 GOLDEN EAGLES, 20 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 14 MERLINS and 3 
PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 23 and 28 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DBa, RFe PC, SSc, 
AC, DWo). They also counted 3147 PINE SISKINS on October 23 (LG, DBa, AK). 
Another 339 PINE SISKINS were seen on October 24 (LG, RK, RFe). More PINE 
SISKINS (no count provided) were seen on October 25, 175 were counted on 
October 26 and at least 1 PINE SISKIN was present on October 27 (LG, PC, SSc, 
DWo, MB, RK, AC). 


 YORK COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 27 in Hopewell Township Park 
(DWe). 


 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on October 28 at Young's Woods (HM).

 CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 If you miss the usual Thursday postings of the Central PA Birdline on BIRDEAST 
and PABIRDS, I will also be posting it on my page web site at: 

 http://people.delphiforums.com/MCCONAUGHY/currentbl.htm 

 *PORC = Pennsylvania Ornithological Record Committee. Rare bird sightings 
should be documented with written descriptions and photographs whenever 
possible and sent to PORC for review. To submit a report to PORC go to this 
link: 

 http://www.pabirds.org/records/

 The following people have contributed to this report: Jim Austin-Cole (JA-C), 
David Barber (DBa), Kathy Becker (KB), Tim Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), 
Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Craig Boyhont (CB), Nick Bolgiano 
(NB), David Brown (DBr), Phil Campbell (PC), Adam Carter (AC), Bill Chambers 
(BC), Marybeth Chaney (MCh), Ed Chubb (EC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), 
John DeBalko (JD), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Tom Dick (TD), Dee Dombach (DD), 
Scott Dombach (SD), Carl Engstrom (CE),Mike Epler (ME), Rob Feldman (RFe), Jim 
Fiorentino (JF), Pamela Fisher (PF), Bill Franz (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul 
Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Trudy Gerlach (TG), Keith 
Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave 
Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Elaine Hendricks (EH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Craig 
Houston (CH), Barbara Hunsberger (BH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Rudy Keller (RK), 
Nick Kerlin (NK), Dave Kerr (DKe), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), 
Paul Krepto (PK), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Josh Lefever (JL), Patrick 
Lister (PL), Sandy Lockerman (SL), Andy Markel (AM), Henry McLin (HM), Zachary 
Millen (ZM), Jon Mularczyk (JM), Michael Murphy (MM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill 
Oyler (BO), Richard Pohner (RP), Rick Robinson (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt 
Sabatine (MSa), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Brian Shade (BSh), Mark 
Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Stan Stahl 
(SS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Donald Weidemann 
(DWe), Alan Wells (AW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Chuck Widmann 
(CW), Fred Wilcox (FW) and Doug Wood (DWo). I apologize if I have misspelled 
their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request. 

-End Transcript
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 Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Oct 2014) 133 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:10:13 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            105            252
Turkey Vulture               4            355            751
Osprey                       0             83            364
Bald Eagle                   0             87            246
Northern Harrier             3             70             91
Sharp-shinned Hawk          45           3098           3777
Cooper's Hawk                2            122            176
Northern Goshawk             0              7              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             37             44
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             70            611            737
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2             51             52
American Kestrel             0             82            148
Merlin                       6             64            109
Peregrine Falcon             1             43             64
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             85            199

Total:                     133           4909          11068
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 52-60F, Wind 2-11 mph NW,NNW, Cloud
Cover 80-100%

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagles:1107a,1211u
Peregrine Falcon:1040a
Birds were flying despite the rain. Counter left after it began to downpour
around 1330.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(10), Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow,
Camel Cricket

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Winter Wren, Lancaster County
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:01:16 -0700
I had my FOS Winter Wren on my front porch this morning. I love those little 
birds, they can be so feisty! 

 
Pamela Fisher
goldeagle_60 AT yahoo.com
Gap, Lancaster County, PA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfisher/
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (29 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:10:14 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            154            172
Turkey Vulture               2            484            592
Osprey                       0             37            113
Bald Eagle                   0             55            102
Northern Harrier             0             62             78
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12           2387           2683
Cooper's Hawk                0            193            249
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             65             74
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              1            241            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             28             30
American Kestrel             0             61            110
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      16           3849           7581
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Brian Weaver

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Bark ominous clouds with sprinkles early progressing to an unrelenting
steady rain. Temp range 16 down to 14C. Winds 6-14 mph W/WNW. 

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden  AT  8:48

Non-raptor Observations:
None

Predictions:
Partly sunny with winds from the west.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 29, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:02:46 -0400
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 29 2014
Time: 0745-0915
Weather: Mostly cloudy, west wind to 10 mph, temp. 47 F, waves two to three 
foot. 

Comments: The heavy cloudy cover kept it from getting light enough to see well 
the entire time. Just a few Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, and Common 
Loons, mostly moving west. Very slow day. 

 
Waterbirds counted:

Lesser Scaup  50
Bufflehead  3
Red-breasted Merganser  41
Red-throated Loon  4
Common Loon  40
Horned Grebe  4

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



Subject: For
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:39:07 -0400
All Pabirders that like to chase in N.J. There is an Ash-Throated Flycatcher at 
Cox Hall Creek, near Delview entrance in the field with the Martin House in 
Cape May County. That’s clear as mud to me. I have not been there since 75 
when my adopted 1 year old son wound up in Cape May Hospital for 5 days with 
one of his spasms. 

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County
Subject: Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix' -- ScienceDaily
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:34:02 -0400
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141027181959.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fearth_climate%2Fglobal_warming+%28Global+Warming+News+--+ScienceDaily%29 


Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co.

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Subject: Juncos in Bucks County
From: Wendy Margolis <birderpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:29:48 -0400
FOS juncos in my yard in Doylestown, PA today, 10/29.

-- 
Wendy Margolis
Doylestown PA
Bucks County
Subject: fos white-throat, 10/29
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:19:21 -0400
here in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co., heard partial song of a 
White-throated Sparrow this morning. Also numerous Northern 
Mockingbirds, one mimicking a Carolina Wren.

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh

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Subject: Wayne CO Finches
From: Sandra Ward Povse <povses AT MARYU.MARYWOOD.EDU>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:03:27 -0400
This weekend both M & F Purple Finches and House Finches were steady
customers at the feeder. Also WThroated Sparrows continue and occasional
WCrowned Sparrow; Chipping Sparrows active at the water.

Also: Hairy Woodpeckers, Immature F Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, and
WBreasted Nuthatches in addition to other regulars at the feeder; Bluebirds
and Carolina Wren singing.

At my home in S. Wayne CO.

-- 
Sandra Ward Povse | Honesdale, PA
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (28 Oct 2014) 50 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10:58 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5            110            110
Turkey Vulture               6            475            475
Osprey                       0             34             85
Bald Eagle                   1             27             60
Northern Harrier             1             38             54
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13            719            864
Cooper's Hawk                2             77             93
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             13             19
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2074
Red-tailed Hawk             16            124            130
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2             14             15
American Kestrel             0             37             55
Merlin                       1             23             25
Peregrine Falcon             0             22             25
Unknown Accipiter            1             19             19
Unknown Buteo                0              4              6
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Eagle                0              4              6
Unknown Raptor               1             17             33

Total:                      50           1758           4155
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Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Oct 2014) 139 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:10:50 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             40            103
Turkey Vulture              11            727            784
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0            139            464
Bald Eagle                   0            109            274
Northern Harrier             1             78            113
Sharp-shinned Hawk          96           3745           4433
Cooper's Hawk                4            369            473
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            0             63             82
Red-shouldered Hawk          7             56             63
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             18            535            646
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             16             31
Golden Eagle                 1             46             46
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             1            167            372
Merlin                       0            119            178
Peregrine Falcon             0             39             79
Unknown Falcon               0             14             21
Unknown Raptor               0             28             64

Total:                     139           6307          14589
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Overcast with variable winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 1235J

Non-raptor Observations:
brown creeper, winter wren, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet,
golden-crowned kinglet, blue-headed vireo
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Oct 28, 2014
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:52:12 -0400
Some of the smaller passerines not seen in the strong winds of recent days 
moved today. The good finch flight continues. I heard 32 nocturnal flight 
calls of Hermit Thrush, plus many Purple Finches, at South Lookout from 
6:25-6:55 a.m.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, US-PA
> Oct 28, 2014 7:25 AM - 5:25 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Warm for late Oct., mostly overcast, light and variable 
> winds from SE to SW.
> 35 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose  25
> Black Vulture  4
> Turkey Vulture  20
> Golden Eagle  1
> Northern Harrier  1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  96
> Cooper's Hawk  4
> Red-shouldered Hawk  7
> Red-tailed Hawk  18
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  3
> American Kestrel  1
> Blue-headed Vireo  2
> Blue Jay  10
> American Crow  241
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee  13
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> Brown Creeper  1
> Winter Wren  2
> Golden-crowned Kinglet  16
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  39
> Eastern Bluebird  18
> Hermit Thrush  5
> American Robin  201
> Cedar Waxwing  31
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  9
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  6
> Red-winged Blackbird  54
> Common Grackle  811
> Purple Finch  135
> Pine Siskin  148
> American Goldfinch  8
> passerine sp.  7
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20366360
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Crawford Co - Eurasian Wigeon
From: Thomas Nicolls <tcnicolls AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:27:26 -0500
The Eurasian Wigeon was present behind the Fish Hatchery this afternoon from 
approximately 1:15 until 2 PM. It, along with all the other ducks, was spooked 
by an adult Bald Eagle and was not re-found when the ducks landed. 


It was difficult to locate in the dead leaves of the Lotus plants.

Clare Nicolls
Springboro, PA
Crawford County
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (28 Oct 2014) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:10:13 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            196            196
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0             65            208
Northern Harrier             0             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             50            143
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            543            884
Cooper's Hawk                3             78            118
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             55             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            116            123
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             68            153
Merlin                       0             13             23
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              6             16

Total:                       7           1257           3917
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Coll, Tom Bush

Observers:        Damon Orsetti

Visitors:
Jack McNight, Hiroshi


Weather:
Mostly SW and later S winds all day, 2-5mph. 
Temperatures mild at 56-73 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:
slow 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.
West 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: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (28 Oct 2014) 125 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:10:36 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                          61           1577           1577
OS                           0             77            356
BE                           0            141            402
NH                           1            104            143
SS                          49           8166           9664
CH                           0            365            494
NG                           0             14             14
RS                           0            125            135
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          10           1127           1378
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2             68             69
AK                           0            157            315
ML                           1             82            110
PG                           0             41             54
UA                           1             17             24
UB                           0              7             17
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              2              2
UR                           0             27             62

Total:                     125          12128          21382
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Traditions of America (10), Shippensburg University Ecology Class (12), 32


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light to moderate SW-S winds.

Raptor Observations:
GE Juv 10:54
GE AD 12:22

First bird - ML 6:48
Last bird -  SS 2:58

Non-raptor Observations:
Juncos and white-throated sparrows starting to appear in numbers, pine
siskins seen every day, some flocks are huge.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (28 Oct 2014) 229 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:10:10 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1            154            172
Turkey Vulture              21            482            590
Osprey                       1             37            113
Bald Eagle                   1             55            102
Northern Harrier             3             62             78
Sharp-shinned Hawk         155           2375           2671
Cooper's Hawk                3            193            249
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             65             74
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             35            240            306
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 3             27             29
American Kestrel             1             61            110
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                2              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     229           3833           7565
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Randy Miller

Visitors:
Others aiding with the count today. Gary Copenhaver, Steve Walthius, Tim
Becker, Gail Lawerance Fred Wilcox Joan Renninger. We also had nine others
visit the site today.


Weather:
Very light (<7mph)winds from the WSW. Mostly overcast with small breaks of
sun. Temp range 11-26C

Raptor Observations:
EAGLES
Golden: adult  AT  1:13, immature  AT  1:30, immature  AT  3:28
BALD: immature  AT  2:06

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-Headed W/P, Junco, Golden-crown Kinglet, Chickadee, Siskin, Robin,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Starling, Waxwing, Kingfisher,
Goldfinch.

Monarchs=2
Dragonfly=3

Predictions:
Rain in the am with west winds should help produce a good count.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: FOS Dark-eyed juncos - Clearfield County
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:36:00 -0400
The first dark-eyed juncos of the season appeared today, happily eating
white millet at my house.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (27 Oct 2014) 136 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:10:29 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture              41            196            196
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       1             65            208
Northern Harrier             1             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   5             50            143
Sharp-shinned Hawk          34            539            880
Cooper's Hawk                9             75            115
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk         18             55             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             25            116            123
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 1              1              1
American Kestrel             1             68            153
Merlin                       0             13             23
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              6             16

Total:                     136           1250           3910
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Charles Smith

Observers:        Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, John D'Amico

Weather:
West winds 3-9mph. Temperatures 55-66 degrees Fahrenheit.


Raptor Observations:
Our first Golden Eagle, an immature, was spotted in the 12-1pm EDT hour

Northern Harrier-female

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose- 202

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest
in the afternoon.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (28 Oct 2014) 46 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:10:09 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           1             33             78
TV                          15            304            304
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           2            887           1134
CH                           0             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           1             10             21
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                          24            312            707
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           1             11             13
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           0             15             22
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           0              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           2             18             53

Total:                      46           1761           7211
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        Bob Wertz, George Bercik, Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Ken Byerly, Janet Kuehl, Bob Wertz, George Berseck helped to spot.3 other
visitors


Weather:
Winds out of the WSW gusting up to 35mph
Average temp. 20c
50 to100% cloud cover
 Visibility up to 32km with haze in valley

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden Eagle a6 11:15,  was fighting wind and was low in valley.

46 raptors counted. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, Crows, Robins, Bluejays, Pigeon
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (28 Oct 2014) 106 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:10:32 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6            105            252
Turkey Vulture              10            351            747
Osprey                       0             83            364
Bald Eagle                   0             87            246
Northern Harrier             2             67             88
Sharp-shinned Hawk          53           3053           3732
Cooper's Hawk                6            120            174
Northern Goshawk             0              7              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             37             44
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             24            541            667
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             49             50
American Kestrel             2             82            148
Merlin                       0             58            103
Peregrine Falcon             0             42             63
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             85            199

Total:                     106           4776          10935
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dennis Glew, Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, Kathie Romano

Visitors:
Jay George, Rick Schowenburger, Frank Romano, Regina Yandrischovitz, Stan
Chapman, Dennis Glew, Bill Sabo, Cindy Sabo


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 40-66F, Wind 0-6 mph SSW, Cloud Cover 40-95%

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle:1019i

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue Jay,
Black-capped Chickadee, Hairy Woodpecker, American Crow, Pileated
Woodpecker

Predictions:
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10
mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than
a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (27 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:10:54 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             32             77
TV                           5            289            289
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           3            885           1132
CH                           1             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           0              9             20
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           4            288            683
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           0             10             12
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           0             15             22
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           2              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           1             16             51

Total:                      16           1715           7165
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl, Tom Dick

Visitors:
9 visitors


Weather:
Light winds out of the WNW
Average temp 13c
0 to25% cloud cover
 visibility up to 32km

Raptor Observations:
16 Raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: Bills as daggers? A test for sexually dimorphic weapons in a lekking hummingbird
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:22:44 -0400
http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/10/17/beheco.aru182.short?rss=1 


Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill Boro., Lehigh County/Northampton County, below Lehigh Mt.
http://pahawkowl.livejournal.com

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Subject: Today
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:28:14 -0400
I added a Nyjer seed tube feeder to each flat feeder today. I threw out 20 
un-shelled peanuts at each flat feeder. That’s when the action starts with 
the Blue Jays. There are to many to count. When I filled the flat feeders with 
seed it attracted the usual birds. First the Blue Jays then the Nut Hatch’s. 
Then a few Purple Finch, Red Wing Blackbirds. DEJC,BCCH and last were my flock 
of Mourning Doves. There were 12 in the White Birch waiting their turn. But 
unknown to me there were many more sitting on my roof. I got a picture of the 
12 in the Birch. Then something scared the roof birds and in a clap of wing 
thunder they took off. I counted to 38 and lost the flock in my neighbors 
trees. The 12 were still in my Birch. So I guess since the dead pine blew down 
my roof is to be their waiting area till its feeder time. Another thing that I 
have hundreds of is Lady bugs. They are outside,in my front porch and even in 
the house. My son caught and released 3 yesterday. I think they nest in the 
insulation between the 2 by 12 roof rafters. Then come out an opening that’s 
big enough for them. Now we wait to see if the Nyjer attracts any Pine Siskins 
or Redpolls. Last time the Redpolls visited they drew both a Northern Shrike 
and a Northern Goshawk. 

Herb Flavell. Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County.
Subject: FOS White-throated Sparrow in East Mt. Airy Philadelphia
From: Cliff Hence <0000003a3f542467-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:24:00 -0400
We had our FOS White-throated Sparrow in our yard located in the East 
Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. We observed it feeding on the ground 
near our feeders. This one of the earliest dates that we've seen that 
species. They usually don't see then showing up regularly until 
November.
We've also had a Carolina Wren hanging around as well for the past few 
weeks.
There have also been several Ruby-crowned Kinglets in the past week 
visiting our Hackberry tree and the White Snakeroot.

Cliff Hence
Phila. Pa. 
Subject: Winter finches - Cumberland County
From: linda & bill franz <00000021c311e447-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:15:03 -0700
Enjoyed seeing about thirty Pine Siskins and four Purple Finches flying
in the top of a stand of spruces at Camp Michaux on South Mountain. Several 
Red-breasted Nuthatches joined the 

very active crew of birds.  And in the
understory observed about a dozen Ruby-crowned Kinglets migrating through. The 
birds provided us a very nice walk along 

the sun-dappled forest floor on a particularly mild late morning.

Bill Franz / Newville
Subject: Conservation Atlas | The Nature Conservancy
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:48:34 -0400
http://www.nature.org/science-in-action/science-features/conservation-atlas.xml

hi,

	Are you a globetrotter? Local birder? A must-read for bird 
conservationists. If too expensive, get delivered inter-library loan 
from your local public library.

cheers and health,

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County
http://pahawkowl2verizon.net

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Subject: PSO Field Trip to Alleghany Front on Nov 8/9
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:55:02 -0400
hello all,  time for another reminder of our last schedule field trip 
for 2014 and this is the last of 3 fall hawkwatch trips as well.

Here is the link to the facebook invite page 
https://www.facebook.com/events/873337299360344

I will copy/paste that info again at the end of this email.

We are hoping to catch some good winds and luck in the hopes of seeing 
some Golden Eagles and good looks at them.  We have other plans in the 
works for both days before the hawkwatch time at 10am, as well as dinner 
at Jean Bonnet Pub saturday evening, which will have limited seating for 
our reserved room.  We are kicking around a nocturnal add on as well if 
the weather permits.

As we have done with the other hawkwatches this fall, we have made this 
for a whole weekend in the hopes to have better chances at the winds and 
weather.  If it isn't worthwhile to sit at the hawkwatch, we will 
consider birding other spots nearby.

This year will be the 3rd year for this event in the hopes of golden 
eagles in Nov. Last year the winds didn't cooperate and we missed the 
big numbers by a day or 2. We are having the field trip go 2 days in the 
hopes of having better chances of winds and weather. We will be doing 
some birding in surrounding areas as well.

This watch is located on the Somerset / Bedford Co. line 4 miles east of 
Central City. With an elevation of 2700 feet, this may be the highest 
watch in PA. Expect great views of Golden Eagles this time of year if 
the wind is right. Winds out of the east, southeast and south produce 
the best flights, with raptors often eye level!! For those from the 
west, you can meet at 9am in the parkinglot at the corner of route 160 
and Route 30 across from the Subway (near Central City, PA) and then 
take 160 north which is Rock Cut Rd, turn right on Lambert St, to 
Shaffer Mt Rd then turn right onto Lambert Mt Rd, turning on 2nd right 
at the gate opening for the hawkwatch.. For those coming from the east, 
take route 30 past Schellsburg and turn right on Helixville rd TR4012 
and turn left up on Lambert Mt Rd. Go to top of mt and turn first left 
at gate to parking area for hawkwatch.

For directions contact us (or replace a starting point at this link 
http://goo.gl/maps/LjNBS ). Here is the official link for the hawkwatch 
- http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=111 


Please contact Mike Lanzone mlanzone AT gmail.com or Chad Kauffman 
chadkauffman AT earthlink.netto sign-up. There is no charge for this field 
trip. PSO members and anyone can come to this field trip. Field Trip 
leaders will be there around 10am and will probably stay for most of the 
afternoon.
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