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21 Oct Fall birds in Lancaster County [Pamela Fisher ]
21 Oct northampton township [Kathy & Dave Sieminski ]
21 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2014) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Oct Am.Restart, Nashville warbler, many kinglets, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny ["Kate St.John" ]
21 Oct Re: First White Throat East Berlin, Adams County [Jason Verdier ]
20 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Oct First White Throat Levittown Bucks County [Linda Rowan ]
20 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2014) 243 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Oct Wildwood Park [Alan Wells ]
20 Oct Ruddy Ducks Allegheny county [jusko88 ]
20 Oct PINE SISKINS ***Update*** - South Park, Allegheny Co. [Jim Hausman ]
20 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (20 Oct 2014) 251 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Oct 2014) 482 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2014) 183 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2014) 21 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Oct PINE SISKINS - South Park, Allegheny Co. [Jim Hausman ]
20 Oct Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 20, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
20 Oct North Park; Allegheny County; 10/20/2014 [Richard Nugent ]
20 Oct Lancaster County- Middle Creek WMA [Windstream Mail ]
20 Oct Common Raven in California Pa area Washington County 10/17/14 [Amy Taracido ]
20 Oct PSO Membership [Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology ]
19 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Oct 2014) 74 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Oct 2014) 601 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct Siskins, Rusty BBs, etc Butler County/Moraine [Shawn Collins ]
19 Oct Bald Eagle, Raven, Hermit Thrush - Packsaddle Gap Westmoreland and Indiana Counties [Tim Vechter ]
19 Oct Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams ]
19 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Oct 2014) 570 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2014) 151 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
19 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (19 Oct 2014) 53 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Oct 2014) 361 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct HSR: Tuscarora Summit (19 Oct 2014) 142 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Oct Franklin Co Pine Siskins [Bill Oyler ]
19 Oct Boyce Mayview Park & Wingfield Pines Allegheny County [ ]
19 Oct OT Maine trip [Robin & Dan ]
19 Oct Bonaparte's Gull - Lawrence Co. [ ]
19 Oct Nelson's Sparrows, Centre and Clinton Counties [DunceCapped o ]
19 Oct Jacobsburg State Park - Northampton County [Jonathan Mularczyk ]
19 Oct Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 19, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
18 Oct Re: ?Hawk, Hellertown, Northampton County [grant stevenson ]
18 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2014) 91 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct Allegheny Co., Wingfield Pines: Greater Yellowlegs and Marsh Wren [shannon thompson ]
18 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2014) 1013 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2014) 180 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
18 Oct HSR: Tuscarora Summit (18 Oct 2014) 142 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle - Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties [Tim Vechter ]
18 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Oct 2014) 403 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (18 Oct 2014) 255 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Oct 2014) 421 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct Greater White-fronted Geese -- No @ Crooked Creek (Armstrong County) [Marge Van Tassel ]
18 Oct HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Oct 2014) 27 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Oct Spotted Towhee -- hoax? [Corey Husic ]
18 Oct Silver Lake in Bucks CO. [Doug Filler ]
18 Oct Nelson's Sparrow, Huntingdon Co. [DunceCapped o ]
18 Oct Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 18, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
18 Oct Sedge Wren continues at Black Swamp, Lawrence Co. 10/17 [Ryan McDermott ]
18 Oct "Magee Marsh" birding program at West Chester Bird Club 10/20 [Cliff Hence ]
17 Oct Re: SPOTTED TOWHEE in Prospect Park near John Heinz NWR, near Phila [Michael David ]
17 Oct HSR: Second Mountain (17 Oct 2014) 382 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct Re: SPOTTED TOWHEE in Prospect Park near John Heinz NWR, near Phila [Michael David ]
17 Oct Re: Red-necked Grebe - Middle Creek [Ted Nichols II ]
17 Oct SPOTTED TOWHEE in Prospect Park near John Heinz NWR, near Phila [Bob Schutsky ]
17 Oct HSR: Bake Oven Knob (17 Oct 2014) 260 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct HSR: Tuscarora Summit (17 Oct 2014) 144 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct HSR: Waggoner's Gap (17 Oct 2014) 2148 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Oct 2014) 84 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Oct 2014) 447 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 17, 2014 [Mark Vass ]
17 Oct Pine Run update Bucks, Co. [Anthony Uhrich ]
17 Oct Nelson's Sparrow 2nd day at Pine Run Reservoir, Bucks Co. [Anthony Uhrich ]
17 Oct Common Ravens - York County ["Ann C. Pettigrew" ]
17 Oct HSR: Rose Tree Park (16 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Oct Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky ]
17 Oct Juncos, Northampton Co. [Betsy Mescavage ]
17 Oct Eastern PA Birdline: 10/17/2014 [Dave DeReamus ]
17 Oct Red-necked Grebe - Middle Creek [Ann Pettigrew ]
17 Oct as03-030.PDF - AS-3-2&3-Newton.pdf [grant stevenson ]

Subject: Fall birds in Lancaster County
From: Pamela Fisher <000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:50:36 -0700
Today was amazing. As usual I was walking the dog down Umbletown Road in Gap. I 
was barely out the door when I heard White-throated Sparrows, and Chipping 
Sparrows. I soon had a nice view of a Golden-crowned Kinglet. An American 
Kestrel was sitting at the top of a tall tree in the pasture on the corner of 
Umbletown and Hoffmeier Roads. Song Sparrows were everywhere. At the sharp bend 
in the road, I had a whopping 47 Killdeer in a tobacco field and an immature 
White-crowned Sparrow. American Goldfinches were in the weed field eating 
seeds. On the way back, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, and more Chipping Sparrows 
were feeding in the Locust Trees. Where the stream crosses Hoffmeier, I had 
three Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and could hear Chipping Sparrows. I had a good 
size flock of White-throated Sparrows with two Dark-eyed Juncos mixed in with 
them. Once back in the trailer park, I could hear and see even more 
White-throated Sparrows. The winter birds are back! My 

 Ebird checklist is here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/pa/view/checklist?subID=S20295203. 

 
Pamela Fisher
goldeagle_60 AT yahoo.com
Gap, Lancaster County, PA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfisher/
Subject: northampton township
From: Kathy & Dave Sieminski <sieminski1 AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:22:23 -0400
While driving on Heitzelman Road in Plainfield Township
this morning I observed a Northern Harrier flying over
the farm fields. 

Kathy Sieminski
Northampton County
Plainfield Township
Nazareth PA
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Oct 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:10:00 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0             56             56
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       1             59            202
Northern Harrier             0             16             30
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             37            130
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            369            710
Cooper's Hawk                0             43             83
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             10             22
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             51             58
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             62            147
Merlin                       0             10             20
Peregrine Falcon             0             14             18
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:                       4            756           3416
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Mary Ellen Krober

Observers:        Charles Smith

Weather:
South winds, 2-5mph. Partly cloudy, temperatures 48-62 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:
A slow day. 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers, mainly this afternoon. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Am.Restart, Nashville warbler, many kinglets, Schenley, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:49:02 -0700
Yesterday around noon I paused for 50 mins on the bridge on the Lower Panther 
Hollow Trail near Bartlett because there were so many birds right there. Best 
sightings were in a mixed flock dominated by golden-crowned kinglets: 


1 American Redstart in juvenile/female plumage with a very slight droop in its 
left wing. It was quite able to feed and flit but the wing-droop may be the 
reason why it is so late. 

1 Nashville warbler
a dozen golden-crowned kinglets
2 ruby-crowned kinglets
3 brown creepers
10 yellow-rumped warblers
6 common grackles -- these aren't common in Schenley in winter. The big flocks 
seem to have passed by already. 



Complete checklist is here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20294158 


 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: Re: First White Throat East Berlin, Adams County
From: Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:27:16 -0400
Yesterday, also had my first White Throated Sparrow show up, along with a 
Coopers Hawk. No Juncos here yet. Still over-run by House Sparrows (18-20 still 
show up everyday....). Last year, the Coopers Hawk picked off a number of the 
House Sparrows. 

Jason Verdier
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Rowan 
To: PABIRDS 
Sent: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:08 pm
Subject: [PABIRDS] First White Throat Levittown Bucks County


Today, with the first frost on the ground, I saw my first White  Throated 
Sparrow. Now I really know the seasons are changing. Also noticed on my way to 

work that the Great Egrets I had been seeing near the Core Creek Causeway were 
not there.

Linda Rowan

 

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:10:18 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            118            136
Turkey Vulture              36            283            391
Osprey                       2             32            108
Bald Eagle                   4             43             90
Northern Harrier             0             45             61
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37           1832           2128
Cooper's Hawk                5            152            208
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          4              8             17
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             10            107            173
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             13             15
American Kestrel             1             45             94
Merlin                       2             30             40
Peregrine Falcon             1             23             31
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                2              2              3
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3             13
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     104           2748           6480
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Gayle McKinne, Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney, Linda McKinne,
                  Mike McKinne, Morris Cox, Rosemary Spreha, Steve Walthius,
                  Tom Garner, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
Visitors-95;Fine Sunday crowd&observers including Andy Francis, Lisa Black,
Tom Shaull(sp),Dick Shott, Tom Powers, Gayle&Tom McKinne, Linda& Mike
McKinne, Tom Garner,Joe Maloney,Rosemary Spreha, Joan Renninger, Steve
Walthius and Morris Cox


Weather:
Moderate to strong winds out of NNW all day. Temps in the low 40's climbing
to the mid 50's. Heavy cloud cover early in the day then clearing to 0%
cover over the last 5 hours of the afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle(s): imm(s) AT 3:24EDT&4:12EDT;adult(s) AT 4:36&4:48EDT. Last bird of
the day-Peregrine Falcon AT 5:41EDT-low& near over north slope, excellent
photo's obtained.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-2; Dragonflies-2; Canada Geese-715; Grackles, Ravens,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Tree Swallow

Predictions:
Another fine day of weather and adequate wind and better
direction-SW-should produce a decent flight before the weather goes
downhill midweek.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: First White Throat Levittown Bucks County
From: Linda Rowan <lrowan1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:08:14 -0400
Today, with the first frost on the ground, I saw my first White Throated 
Sparrow. Now I really know the seasons are changing. Also noticed on my way to 
work that the Great Egrets I had been seeing near the Core Creek Causeway were 
not there. 


Linda Rowan
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Oct 2014) 243 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:10:55 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                4             80            227
Turkey Vulture               9            274            670
Osprey                       0             80            361
Bald Eagle                   1             58            217
Northern Harrier            17             60             81
Sharp-shinned Hawk         177           2407           3086
Cooper's Hawk                5             94            148
Northern Goshawk             0              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          3              9             16
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             18            215            341
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             10             11
American Kestrel             2             74            140
Merlin                       2             45             90
Peregrine Falcon             1             41             62
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               4             68            182

Total:                     243           3528           9687
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, John Leskosky, Kathie Romano

Visitors:
Additional Observer:Dan Kunkle
Other:Salisbury Middle School, Channel 13 News, Wes Earp, Sue Earp, Zack
Romano, Pete Kell, Chris Leskosky


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 45-57F, Wind 0-8 mph S,SW,SSW, Cloud
Cover 40-90%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1500a
Peregrine Falcon:1305a
In general, birds were flying in from all directions. Some were low and
some were very high. There was a nice look at an adult Bald Eagle that came
close to the lookout.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(7), Canada Geese(7), Monarch(1), Eastern Towhee, Ruby-crowned
Kinglet, Blue Jay, Pigeon, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Cottontail
Rabbit, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Tussock Moth
Caterpillar

Predictions:
Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Light and
variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. 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: Wildwood Park
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:02:29 -0400
Stopped by Wildwood in Harrisburg this afternoon on the way home. Walked up the 
towpath to where the lake widens back out and found it rather busy. Besides the 
resident Geese and Mallards there was a group of American Wigeons in the middle 
of the lake, a couple of American Coots mixed in with the Mallards as well as 
some Black Ducks and a couple Green Winged Teals. Two pair of Wood Ducks flew 
by but did not stop. 


While I was there two Blue Herons flew in and preceded to put on a show of King 
of the Lake. One finally flew off and the other hung around for awhile 
strutting his stuff. 


There was a Female Belted Kingfisher that flew by and perched in a tree 
watching the lake for about 15 minutes before she left. 


Got a few shots of the action.

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

Alan Wells
Subject: Ruddy Ducks Allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:01:11 -0400
Tonight I had 2 ruddy ducks at imperial main pond. My FOS. Also present was a 
pied billed grebe. I observed something cool. Either a sharp shinned or coopers 
hawk hunting a huge flock of starlings. After a couple minutes hunting the 
flock as they flew from left to right so gracefully and fast the hawk gave up. 
Unbelievable! 

Good birding,
Matthew juskowich      Allegheny County
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: PINE SISKINS ***Update*** - South Park, Allegheny Co.
From: Jim Hausman <englishhaus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:48:53 -0400
Hello All,

As an update, the Pine Siskin flock I had at South Park today was
eventually chased off by a Red-winged Blackbird flock. Apparently,
Red-winged Blackbirds also forage on pine cone seeds. That was a new thing
for me to see and learn. I included some horribly bad but identifiable doc
pics of an individual bird from the flock if anyone cares to check (see
link below). The siskins made their way up over the hill and out of sight
toward the model airplane field. There are many pine stands around the
area, so hopefully others and me will get to see these birds again. I'm not
sure if the presence of these birds harbors ill omens of a fierce winter
ahead, but I sure was stoked to see them this afternoon. The last time I
saw this species was in the winter of 2012-13 at Sewickley Cemetery, also
in Allegheny Co..

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20290318

Good Birding,

-- 
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (20 Oct 2014) 251 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:10:46 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            118            136
Turkey Vulture              11            294            402
Osprey                       1             33            109
Bald Eagle                   0             43             90
Northern Harrier             3             48             64
Sharp-shinned Hawk         197           2029           2325
Cooper's Hawk               13            165            221
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              8             17
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             20            127            193
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             14             16
American Kestrel             5             50             99
Merlin                       0             30             40
Peregrine Falcon             0             23             31
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              2              3
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3             13
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     251           2999           6731
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Richard Pohner

Observers:        Brian Weaver, Dave Schwenk, Gary Koppenhaver, Jay George,
                  Morris Cox, Steve Walthius, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
Gayle McKinne, Ron Weinrauch. +9 others


Weather:
Moderate southwest wind under skies of mixed clouds and sun. Cool temps, 
45-56.  

Raptor Observations:
juv GE 11:55

Non-raptor Observations:
monarchs 8

Predictions:
Rain ??
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Oct 2014) 482 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:10:45 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           4             18             18
TV                         116            876            876
OS                           0             69            348
BE                           5             92            353
NH                          12             77            116
SS                         257           6221           7719
CH                          10            284            413
NG                           0              1              1
RS                          12             49             59
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          54            374            625
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           3             18             19
AK                           2            138            296
ML                           2             59             87
PG                           3             41             54
UA                           1             12             19
UB                           0              6             16
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              2              2
UR                           1             15             50

Total:                     482           8365          17619
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella,
                  Keith Gingrich, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Martin Wilson, Jenny & Peggy Helm - 20


Weather:
Overcast morning with light southeast wind, some sun in the early
afternoon, then overcast again.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 6:20,12:51
BE 4YR 12:00
BE Ad 12:02, 12:42
GE Juv 11:14
GE Sub 1:35
GE Unaged 1:45
PG Juv 10:10, 12:10
PG Ad 12:21

First bird -BE 6:20
Last bird - SS 4:22



Non-raptor Observations:
CAGO -21
Monarchs -4
Loons -14
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Oct 2014) 183 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:10:26 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             26             89
Turkey Vulture               0            505            562
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       1            128            453
Bald Eagle                   0             67            232
Northern Harrier             8             56             91
Sharp-shinned Hawk         129           2731           3419
Cooper's Hawk               10            284            388
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            9             52             71
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             22             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             17            164            275
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1             12             27
Golden Eagle                 0              6              6
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             3            145            350
Merlin                       0             99            158
Peregrine Falcon             2             36             76
Unknown Falcon               1             12             19
Unknown Raptor               0             23             59

Total:                     183           4383          12665
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Adam Carter

Weather:
Overcast, winds S/SE 0-11km/h

Raptor Observations:


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: HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Oct 2014) 21 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:10:02 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             26             71
TV                           7            211            211
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             13             28
SS                           5            868           1115
CH                           1             62            140
NG                           0              1              2
RS                           1              8             19
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           7            210            605
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           0              5              7
AK                           0             23             85
ML                           0             14             21
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              2              5
UB                           0              2             10
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0             15             50

Total:                      21           1513           6963
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Ed Gowarty, Jim Rocco, Neil Woffinden

Visitors:
Jim Rocco, Neil Woffenden, Ed Gowarty, Sally Dick


Weather:
Light SW winds
Cloud cover 100%
Visibility up to32km
Average temp. 8c

Raptor Observations:
20 raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Flickers, Waxwings, Juncos, Pine Siskins, Brown Creeper,
Tufted Titmouse, Black capped chicadees

Predictions:
Rain showers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: PINE SISKINS - South Park, Allegheny Co.
From: Jim Hausman <englishhaus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:16:29 -0400
Hello All,

I am currently observing a large foraging flock of approx 50+ PINE SISKINS in 
the pines beside the South Park Cottage at the far end of the stadium. For 
those unfamiliar with the area, the stadium is located immediately across from 
the South Park police office on Brownsville Rd. 


Haven't seen PINE SISKINS in Allegheny Co. since winter of 2012-13. Cool!

Good Birding,

Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 20, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:29:27 -0400
Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 0730-0930
Weather: Variably cloudy becoming cloudy, SSW windto 5 mph, temp. about 45 F, 
waves a about two feet. One brief rain shower. 

Comments: There was light movement over the lake with a fair number of Common 
Loons flying around.. 

 
Waterbirdscounted:

Canada Goose  8
Gadwall  4
American Black Duck  3
Mallard  5
Green-winged Teal  3
Lesser Scaup  21
Surf Scoter  17
White-winged Scoter  1
Long-tailed Duck  3
Red-breasted Merganser  8
Red-throated Loon  2
Common Loon  50
Horned Grebe  28
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Black-bellied Plover  4
Sanderling  13

Other bird moving over the lake:

Bald Eagle  1 adult


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




Subject: North Park; Allegheny County; 10/20/2014
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent AT EXCITE.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:41 -0400
 This morning I birded at north Park. I started in the Upper Field, moved to 
the Latodami area and finished at the New Wetlands. In spite of being dreary, 
there was a lot of bird activity. Across the road from the parking area for the 
Upper Field there was an enormous Poison Ivy vine on a dead oak tree with a 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet gleaning insects among the fruit. I have been observing 
this vine for a number of years and this year it has a huge amount of fruit. 
Highlights from this location: 


  Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)
  White-throated Sparrow (6)

 The Latodami pond and brushy fields were alive with birds including at least 
50 Cedar waxwings, numerous sparrows, kinglets and goldfinches. The star was a 
raspberry colored male Purple Finch. My list of highlights is below: 


  Purple Finch (1)
  White-throated Sparrow (5)
  Cedar Waxwing (50)
  Belted Kingfisher (1 male)
  White-crowned Sparrow (8)
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet (6)
  
 Nearby, the New Wetlands was also filled with very frisky birds including at 
least 13 Eastern Bluebirds, who were irritated by the presence of some 
Yellow-rumped Warblers. Also of note are two recently constructed beaver dams. 
My list of bird highlights is below: 


  Eastern Bluebird (13)
  Yellow-rumped Warbler (4)
  Field Sparrow (1)
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2)
  Cedar Waxwing (6)
  Eastern Phoebe (1)

       Best Regards ........... Richard Nugent
       Hampton Township, Allegheny County
   
Subject: Lancaster County- Middle Creek WMA
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:21:45 -0400
At stop #1 at Middle Creek these are most of the birds.

Alan Youse was getting photos again and about 10 other people.

Pied-billed Grebe-1

Red-necked Grebe is still close for most of the time.

It  caught a maybe a 7-8 inch Largemouth Bass and ate it quickly.

Northern Shoveler -5

Gadwall- 1 male

Ring-necked Duck-1 male

Osprey-1 hunting over pond

Northern Harrier -3 

Sharp-shinned Hawk- 1

I did not see the Merlin but one was hunting around the visitor center.

Randy C. Miller Lancaster County
Subject: Common Raven in California Pa area Washington County 10/17/14
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:31:42 -0400
Posted this Friday but from the wrong email address.....I had been just outside 
doing yardwork and enjoying the beautiful weather....and heard and saw a Common 
Raven go back and forth over our creek! First raven I have seen in my part of 
the county! 


Amy Taracido
Coal Center PA
Washington County 		 	   		  
Subject: PSO Membership
From: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology <PSO AT PABIRDS.ORG>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:45:45 -0400
The latest issue of Pennsylvania Birds is at the printer and will be 
mailed around the end of the month.

If you have not yet renewed your PSO membership, now is the time to do it.

You can renew online or by mail at www.pabirds.org



Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Oct 2014) 104 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:10:38 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            118            136
Turkey Vulture              36            283            391
Osprey                       2             32            108
Bald Eagle                   4             43             90
Northern Harrier             0             45             61
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37           1832           2128
Cooper's Hawk                5            152            208
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          4              8             17
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             10            107            173
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             13             15
American Kestrel             1             45             94
Merlin                       2             30             40
Peregrine Falcon             1             23             31
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                2              2              3
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3             13
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     104           2748           6480
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Gayle McKinne, Joan Renninger, Joe Meloney, Linda McKinne,
                  Mike McKinne, Morris Cox, Rosemary Spreha, Steve Walthius,
                  Tom Garner, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
Visitors-95;Fine Sunday crowd&observers including Andy Francis, Lisa Black,
Tom Shaull(sp),Dick Shott, Tom Powers, Gayle&Tom McKinne, Linda& Mike
McKinne, Tom Garner,Joe Maloney,Rosemary Spreha, Joan Renninger, Steve
Walthius and Morris Cox


Weather:
Moderate to strong winds out of NNW all day. Temps in the low 40's climbing
to the mid 50's. Heavy cloud cover early in the day then clearing to 0%
cover over the last 5 hours of the afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle(s): imm(s) AT 3:24EDT&4:12EDT;adult(s) AT 4:36&4:48EDT. Last bird of
the day-Peregrine Falcon AT 5:41EDT-low& near over north slope, excellent
photo's obtained.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-2; Dragonflies-2; Canada Geese-715; Grackles, Ravens,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Tree Swallow

Predictions:
Another fine day of weather and adequate wind and better
direction-SW-should produce a decent flight before the weather goes
downhill midweek.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Oct 2014) 74 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:10:09 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture              12             56             56
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       1             58            201
Northern Harrier             1             16             30
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2             37            130
Sharp-shinned Hawk          36            366            707
Cooper's Hawk                2             43             83
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          5             10             22
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              8             51             58
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             62            147
Merlin                       0             10             20
Peregrine Falcon             0             14             18
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               1              6             16

Total:                      74            752           3412
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Chris Pugliese, Chuck Root

Observers:        Al Guarente, Bob Kelly, Chris Langman, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Dan Hays, Sam Mayer, Hiroshi, Lawrence Szmulawicz, Shereen Chang


Weather:
NW and NNW winds, 7-10mph. Temperatures hovered around the 50 degree
Fahrenheit mark. Cloudy skies cleared out by late day. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese-Many (including 400-500 in between 9-10 EDT)
Double-crested Cormorant-20
Common Merganser-4
Ring-billed Gull-2

Monarch Butterfly- 11


Predictions:
Partly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs around 60. Southwest winds
around 5 mph, increasing to around 10 mph 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: Waggoner's Gap (19 Oct 2014) 601 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:10:34 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             14             14
TV                          44            760            760
OS                           1             69            348
BE                           9             87            348
NH                           3             65            104
SS                         377           5964           7462
CH                          42            274            403
NG                           1              1              1
RS                           7             37             47
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          88            320            571
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           4             15             16
AK                          16            136            294
ML                           1             57             85
PG                           0             38             51
UA                           1             11             18
UB                           2              6             16
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           1              2              2
UR                           4             14             49

Total:                     601           7883          17137
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Paul Fritz

Observers:        Carol Cwiklinski, Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Joe Kelly,
                  Joe Yoder, Meredith Lombard, Paul Fritz, Robert McLaughlin,
                  Steve Small

Visitors:
Jeannie & Dan Ward, Jenny & Peggy Helm(NC) - 137


Weather:
Brisk, mostly cloudy day with moderate NW winnds

Raptor Observations:
BE 4YR 8:34, 11:44
BE Ad 11:53
BE WB 11:53, 12:42, 2:46
BE Juv 2:54, 4:31
GE Ad 2:10, 2:36, 4:03
BE Unaged 6:24
GE Sub 10:59
First bird SS 6:12
Last bird  SS 4:46

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 14
Loons - 12
Cormorants - 12
CAGO - 40
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Siskins, Rusty BBs, etc Butler County/Moraine
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:01:18 -0400
I had an engagement photo shoot to do at Moraine this afternoon...while
around South Shore/Sunken Garden Trail before my shoot...I had the following

4 Rusty Blackbirds
a Flock of 10ish Pine Siskins, around the trees at the beginning of the
parking area of South Shore Lot.  They made a bunch of noise which brought
me to them..They were feeding and took off West
3 White Crowned Sparrows
25 American Coots
2 Wood Ducks
1 American Wigeon
15 Yellow Rump Warblers
1 Golden Crowned Kinglet
1 White Crowned Sparrow
10 Ring Billed Gulls
1 Double Crested Cormorant
1 Pied Billed Grebe
7 Mallards

Good Birding

Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Bald Eagle, Raven, Hermit Thrush - Packsaddle Gap Westmoreland and Indiana Counties
From: Tim Vechter <tdvechter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:56:26 -0400
Bald Eagle 1 immature
Common Raven 3
Hermit Thrush 3
Song Sparrow
Turkey Vulture

The eagle had much white mottling above. the eagle was flying low in the
deep and narrow Conemaugh River gorge in Chestnut Ridge, we were standing
on a rock outcrop overlook higher up (Oaks Point, Indiana County side), as
a result we saw the eagle only from above. The three Raven, patrolling the
gorge back and forth, chased the eagle up a side ravine on the Westmoreland
County side of the gorge. The head of the ravine is near stone quarries
above the villages of Torrance and Gray Station.

Tim Vechter
Subject: Erie County birds of note
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:42:48 -0400
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Erie County, Pa.


Snow Goose  1 white; Oct. 19; Waterford

Red-necked Grebe  1; Oct 18; Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P. (waterbird count)

Golden Eagle 1 imm; Oct. 15; near the Lake View Landfill. Second Erie County 
fall record. 


Rufous Hummingbird  1 female; continues to at least Oct. 14; Albion

Wilson's Warbler 1; Oct. 19; Siegel Marsh. Record late Erie County record by 
about ten days. 



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

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Oct 2014) 570 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:10:22 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             24             87
Turkey Vulture              17            505            562
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       5            127            452
Bald Eagle                  12             67            232
Northern Harrier             4             48             83
Sharp-shinned Hawk         375           2601           3289
Cooper's Hawk               51            274            378
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            1             43             62
Red-shouldered Hawk          6             22             29
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             52            147            258
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             11             26
Golden Eagle                 3              6              6
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            29            142            347
Merlin                       9             99            158
Peregrine Falcon             0             34             74
Unknown Falcon               2             10             17
Unknown Raptor               1             23             59

Total:                     570           4198          12480
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:15:00 
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Arlene Koch, David Kruel, Holly Merker, Rob Feldman

Weather:
Mostly cloudy in the AM with clearing in the afternoon; NW winds 12-24 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0724A, 1025A, 1024J, 1120I, 1311I, 1352A, 1356A, 1358A, 1404J, 1509A,
1655A, 1656J

GOEA:1157I, 1635I, 1648I

Non-raptor Observations:
446 pine siskins, 113 purple finches, 2649 Canada geese, 135 double-crested
cormorants, 4 common loons, 17 great-blue herons
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2014) 151 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:19:06 -0400
Greg

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Subject: HSR: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Oct 2014) 151 Raptors


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              2              2
TV                           0            164            185
OS                           6             27             71
BE                           3             26             71
NH                           3             15             21
SS                          48            771            924
CH                           8             93            114
NG                           1              3              4
RS                           5             13             19
BW                           0              3           1093
RT                          63            118            142
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              2              2
AK                           7             85            116
ML                           6             20             27
PG                           0             25             27
UA                           0              2              3
UB                           0              2              4
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1              7             13
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                     151           1378           2839
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Greg Grove

Observers:        David Kyler, Greg Grove

Visitors:
George and Susan Young, Betsy Manlove


Weather:
moderate to strong West wind. 40s. Clouds diminished thru day.

Raptor Observations:
Imm BE 1030, 1055;  Ad BE 100
Three Imm BE not counted.

AK M-4, F-2, Un-1

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose - 115
C Loons - 10
Cormorants -3
Gull sp-60

========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (gwg2 AT psu.edu)
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (19 Oct 2014) 53 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:10:44 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             26             71
TV                          18            204            204
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           2             13             28
SS                           3            863           1110
CH                           1             61            139
NG                           0              1              2
RS                           2              7             18
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                          21            203            598
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           0              5              7
AK                           2             23             85
ML                           0             14             21
PG                           1             23             35
UA                           0              2              5
UB                           0              2             10
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           3             15             50

Total:                      53           1492           6942
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Stewart

Observers:        Ed Gowarty,Jr., Jim Rocco

Visitors:
20 visitors
Helping spot: Ed Gowarty Jr, Jim Rocco


Weather:
Cold, windy day. Temp 0.5 C to 6.6 degrees.
Wind from WNW aver velocity 14 mph.
AM snow showers, becoming mostly sunny in afternoon.
Cloud cover 100% decreasing to 5% in late afternoon.
visibility 40 km.

Raptor Observations:
53 migrating raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
flicker, blue jays, raven.

Predictions:
High 56 degrees F.
Winds from SW 6-12 mph.
Late afternoon shower.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Oct 2014) 361 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:10:27 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             76            223
Turkey Vulture               5            265            661
Osprey                       3             80            361
Bald Eagle                  17             57            216
Northern Harrier             3             43             64
Sharp-shinned Hawk         222           2230           2909
Cooper's Hawk               10             89            143
Northern Goshawk             3              4              4
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              6             13
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             64            197            323
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 7             10             11
American Kestrel            12             72            138
Merlin                       6             43             88
Peregrine Falcon             2             40             61
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             64            178

Total:                     361           3285           9444
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Hoopes

Observers:        Ed Sinkler, Joe Farkas, John Leskosky, Steve Sushinski

Visitors:
Additional Observers: Richard, Shmuel Korengut, Glenn Hoskins, Dave
Leibert, Sam & Roger Arnold, Travis Rennig, Lance Lenhart, Deb (Hilltown) &
Liz (Doylestown).

Thanks to Richard and Dave Leibert for staying the last hour and picking up
a lot of additional birds.


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles. Temp 42-47F. Wind 8-14 mph from NW. Cloud Cover 50%.

Frequent wind gusts to 20 mph. One gust recorded at 30+ mph.

Several light rain squalls early in the morning on the north side, with the
sun shining on the south side. Resulted in four different rainbows over a
two hour period. The first of which was a double rainbow.

Raptor Observations:
14 species of raptors today.

Bald Eagle (17): 0659a, 0924i, 0951i, 1007i, 1104a, 1104u, 1108a, 1108a,
1108a, 1108a, 1129i, 1233a, 1321a, 1321i, 1406i, 1632a, 1650i.

Golden Eagel (7): 0826i, 0913u, 1126i, 1151a, 1206i, 1600i, 1611i.

Northern Goshawk (3): 0658a, 0941a, 1031i.

Peregrine Falcon (2): 1459a, 1504i.

The four 1108 adult Bald Eagles were all in the sky together on the north
side, visible in one binocular field.

Bird of the Day: An immature Golden Eagle flying high on the north side
near the hump, turned to the south, extended its talons and went into a
stoop crossing the ridge to the south in front of the North Lookout and
continued diving into the bowl on the south side. It eventually pulled out
of the stopped and began harassing four unsespecting Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose (2,092), Great Blue Heron (3), Pine Siskin, Hairy Woodpecker,
Double-crested Cormorant (20), Monarch (1), Raven (3).

Predictions:
Monday: Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near
59. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (19 Oct 2014) 142 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:10:15 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             74             74
Turkey Vulture              67            387            387
Osprey                       3             34             85
Bald Eagle                   3             26             59
Northern Harrier             3             37             53
Sharp-shinned Hawk          28            696            841
Cooper's Hawk                4             72             88
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             10             16
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2074
Red-tailed Hawk             16             83             89
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             11             12
American Kestrel             4             35             53
Merlin                       2             22             24
Peregrine Falcon             2             22             25
Unknown Accipiter            1             17             17
Unknown Buteo                2              4              6
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Eagle                1              4              6
Unknown Raptor               1             15             31

Total:                     142           1550           3947
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart, Marion Carmack, Robert Carmack

Visitors:
Chad Kauffman


Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: Franklin Co Pine Siskins
From: Bill Oyler <oylerbill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:24:36 -0400
Lori Nichols and I did a four mile loop hike mid-morning into early
afternoon today at the old Gunter Valley Reservoir in Tuscarora SF near
Roxbury.  At the head (far end) of the drained reservoir we found a large
flock of Pine Siskins feeding in tamaracks, a sycamore tree and moving from
various other trees.  They would swirl up in the air from time to time and
then return to other trees.  Later maybe a quarter mile away we found
another very large flock that fed in poplar trees.  Since an estimate for
each was maybe 60 birds, we suspect that it was the same flock of birds.
We also had Purple Finches, Blue-head Vireos, Hermit Thrushes and a Brown
Creeper among a good variety of birds during the hike.

Bill Oyler
Chambersburg
Subject: Boyce Mayview Park & Wingfield Pines Allegheny County
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:32:47 -0700
This afternoon i decided to visit both Boyce Mayview Park & Wingfield Pines. 
Boyce Mayview Wetlands Trail was kinda dead but i did end up seeing a 
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker on the trail. My first sapsucker for the county. At 
Wingfield Pines there were big flocks of Canada Geese & Mallards. Mixed in with 
the Mallard flock was 3 Green-Winged Teal a Drake and 2 Hens and the Geese 
Flock had a Pied-Billed Grebe my first sighting of this species at Wingfield 
Pines. it was a nice day to get out. 


Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
Subject: OT Maine trip
From: Robin & Dan <foandla AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:12:52 -0400
Had a great trip up to the Portland area of Maine this past week.  Thanks to
the people who clued us in on the area, my wife and I spent our 31st
anniversary out in the Scarborough marsh.  Boy, am I a romantic or what?

We ended up with 57 species for the trip (if you don't count a Ruffed Grouse
feather) including nice looks at both Common Loons and Eiders.  We had a
five woodpecker day at the sister-in-law's house with Downy, Hairy,
Pileated, Flicker, and a not expected Red-bellied.  No lifers or owls, but
the scenery was great.  Our "A Birder's Guide to Maine" showed up in the
mail as we left on Saturday and we had the opportunity to check out some
nice spots on the trip up, including Neddick Light and Cliff House

at Ogunquit.  If I knew the SIL's work was right on Biddeford Pool, I might
have visited earlier.  I thought the only Bald Eagle we would get was the
one we saw in Jersey, 20 miles from our house on the way up, but I did find
a nice adult on Wednesday.

Dan Zmoda

Pen Argyl

Northampton County
Subject: Bonaparte's Gull - Lawrence Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:19:33 -0400
This morning there was a Bonaparte's Gull at the gravel pond on Rt. 108 near 
the Slippery Rock exit of I79 


also of note here was a Am. Black Duck,a Lesser Yellowlegs and a Pied-billed 
Grebe 


Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Nelson's Sparrows, Centre and Clinton Counties
From: DunceCapped o <duncecap12 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:31:09 -0400
I hate to sound like a broken record, but I've really enjoyed looking
almost exclusively for Nelson's Sparrows the past two weekends. Ian Gardner
and I had an uncooperative one at the Curtin Wetlands this morning, which
is just southwest of Bald Eagle State Park:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20274432

and another at the Mill Hall Wetlands in Clinton county, the looks at which
more than made up for the one at Curtin:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20276515

We also had a Marsh Wren at each location as well.

Matthew Sabatine
State College/Bangor, PA
Subject: Jacobsburg State Park - Northampton County
From: Jonathan Mularczyk <jonjmular16 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:10:42 -0600
Just wanted to share some sightings from Jacobsburg State Park in Northampton 
County this morning: 


Lesser Black-Backed Gulls (FOS - about 12)
Turkey Vulture
Merlin (flyby)
Blue-Headed Vireo (6)
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (numerous)
Golden-Crowned Kinglet (3)
Eastern Bluebird (12)
Cedar Waxwing (numerous)
Palm Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Northern Parula (1 immature)
Field Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow

Here are some photographs of the Northern Parula:

http://broadwingedphotography.com/birding-blog/birding-2014/october-14/a-northern-parula-at-jacobsburg-state-park 


Good Birding,

Jon Mularczyk
Brodheadsville, PA
http://www.broadwingedphotography.com
 		 	   		  
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 19, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:28:24 -0400
Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: October 19, 2014
Time: 0740-0940
Weather: Variably cloudy, NW wind to 15mph, temp. about 42 F, waves a obut 
three feet. 

Comments: There was a modest west movement of waterfowl, mainly during the 
first 50 minutes after sunrise, mostly American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, 
Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, White-winged Scoter, & Red-breasted Merganser. 


Waterbirds counted:

Canada Goose  14
American Wigeon  23
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  17
Northern Pintail  40
Green-winged Teal  28
Lessers caup  68
Surf Scoter  11
White-winged Scoter  19
Long-tailed Duck  3
Red-breasted Merganser  52
Red-throated Loon  1
Common Loon  7
Horned Grebe  5
Double-crested Cormorant  55
Sanderling  1
Common Tern  2

Other birds moving along the lake:

Bald Eagle  1 imm.
Red-winged Blackbird  2


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




Waterbirdscounted:
Subject: Re: ?Hawk, Hellertown, Northampton County
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:39:37 -0400
sounds like a red-tail.

g

fountain hill, lehigh

On 2/11/2014 6:13 PM, Amanda Kavitt wrote:
> Hi All;
>
> Has anyone seen the hawk that is resident at 412/78, beside the 78 eastbound 
exit ramp? It looks like it may be a Rough-legged. It is about the size of a 
Red-tailed, but has a nice black band across his chest. I have not observed him 
flying yet, but it seems like it may be the same one that was there last winter 
in the exact same spot, and I did get a chance to see him hover hunting then. 
It seems that every time I drive past, he is just perched in the tree. I 
wondered if anyone else had noticed it and maybe got a positive ID. 

>
> Thanks,
> Amanda Kavitt
> Durham Township
>


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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (18 Oct 2014) 91 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:10:13 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               3             44             44
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       3             57            200
Northern Harrier             0             15             29
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   6             35            128
Sharp-shinned Hawk          55            330            671
Cooper's Hawk                4             41             81
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5             17
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5             43             50
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            12             56            141
Merlin                       0             10             20
Peregrine Falcon             0             14             18
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               1              2              5
Unknown Raptor               1              5             15

Total:                      91            678           3338
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Chris Langman, Chris Pugliese

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Andy Humiller


Weather:
W winds shifting to NW 2-17mph. Partly cloudy. In the sixties, ranging up
to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterfly-19

Predictions:
Partly sunny in the morning, then clearing. Breezy and cooler with highs in
the mid 50s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Allegheny Co., Wingfield Pines: Greater Yellowlegs and Marsh Wren
From: shannon thompson <0000001e3bf8599f-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:49:54 -0700
On this windy day, I had a few good birds for Wingfield Pines namely a GREATER 
YELLOWLEGS, AMERICAN COOT and MARSH WREN. It's been a good year for Marsh Wrens 
there this fall. Mark Gardner photographed a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK there this 
morning. My full list: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20267585

Shannon Thompson
Allegheny Co.
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (18 Oct 2014) 1013 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:10:00 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             14             14
TV                          64            716            716
OS                           0             68            347
BE                          12             78            339
NH                           5             62            101
SS                         828           5587           7085
CH                          25            232            361
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           4             30             40
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          25            232            483
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           5             11             12
AK                          33            120            278
ML                           9             56             84
PG                           0             38             51
UA                           1             10             17
UB                           0              4             14
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              1              1
UR                           2             10             45

Total:                    1013           7282          16536
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carol Cwiklinski, Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner,
                  Joe Kelly, Keith Gingrich, Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed,
                  Paul Fritz, Ron Freed, Steve Small

Visitors:
Scott Fisher, Field Conference of Pa Geologists (65), 95


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds, with scattered light showers in the area and gusty
W-WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE 4Yr 9:40
BE AD 11:36, 11:38, 11:40(2)
BE WB 11:59, 12:09, 12:37, 1:42, 1:49
BE Un 1:49, 1:51
GE AD 1:55, 3:54
GE Sub 12:23
GE Un 9:31, 1:40

First bird - SS 6:15
Last bird -  NH 4:46

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 49

CAGO - 10
Loons - 64
Cormorants - 44
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Oct 2014) 180 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:08:16 -0400
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              2              2
TV                           0            164            185
OS                           1             21             65
BE                           1             23             68
NH                           3             12             18
SS                         116            723            876
CH                          17             86            107
NG                           0              1              2
RS                           3              8             14
BW                           0              3           1093
RT                          19             55             79
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              2              2
AK                          15             78            109
ML                           1             14             21
PG                           1             25             27
UA                           1              2              3
UB                           0              2              4
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           2              6             12
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                     180           1227           2688
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Nick Bolgiano

Observers:        Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Peggy Wagoner


Weather:
Wind W 12-15 mph, sky cloudy to partly cloudy, brief showers at 1200, 1500

Raptor Observations:
NH: Imm-1, Unk-2
BE: 1141 Imm, 3 adults deemed not migrating
AK: M-8, F-2, Unk-5

Non-raptor Observations:
C. Loon-3, Double-crested Cormorant-40, Pine Siskin-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nbolgiano AT pennswoods.net)
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (18 Oct 2014) 142 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:10:47 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             72             72
Turkey Vulture              18            320            320
Osprey                       0             31             82
Bald Eagle                   7             23             56
Northern Harrier             1             34             50
Sharp-shinned Hawk          91            668            813
Cooper's Hawk                6             68             84
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              8             14
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2074
Red-tailed Hawk             10             67             73
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             10             11
American Kestrel             4             31             49
Merlin                       0             20             22
Peregrine Falcon             1             20             23
Unknown Accipiter            1             16             16
Unknown Buteo                2              2              4
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Eagle                0              3              5
Unknown Raptor               0             14             30

Total:                     142           1408           3805
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart, Erika Bowman

Visitors:
Chad Kauffman, Chuck Berthaut, Greg and Deb Grove and Vern Guthier


Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle - Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
From: Tim Vechter <tdvechter AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:54:18 -0400
Turkey Vulture, a kettle of at least 50 lifting early in the morning from
their night roost, along the PA Turnpike westbound just north of Rt 130.
Waste Management operates a landfill nearby, the Valley Landfill, Pleasant
Valley Road.

Bald Eagle, an adult seen from the Freeport Rd at the Hulton Rd Bridge,
across the Allegheny River from Oakmont.

Red-tailed Hawk(s) seen every few miles along the turnpike from Irwin to
Warrendale.

two Sharp-shinned Hawks circling together south of Warrendale along the
turnpike.

a Pied-billed Grebe on a pond at Friendship Farms, Lycippus.


Tim Vechter

http://www.wbnc.net/
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Oct 2014) 403 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:10:00 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6             73            220
Turkey Vulture              25            260            656
Osprey                       7             77            358
Bald Eagle                   4             40            199
Northern Harrier             4             40             61
Sharp-shinned Hawk         292           2008           2687
Cooper's Hawk               19             79            133
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5             12
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             22            133            259
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1              3              4
American Kestrel            14             60            126
Merlin                       6             37             82
Peregrine Falcon             0             38             59
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             61            175

Total:                     403           2924           9083
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Ron Kline

Observers:        Ed Sinkler, Rick Morrissey, Steve Sushinski

Visitors:
Sam, who is working on his Conservation Badge from the Boy Scouts, and Wes
Earp


Weather:
Visibility 10-20 miles, Temperature 55°-62°F, Wind 2-16 mph W, WSW, WNW,
NW, Cloud cover 100%-40%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:  1153a, 1233i, 1404a, 1527a
Golden Eagle:  1010a

Osprey 0944 with fish

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose 39, Monarch 1, Red-winged Blackbird.

Ron Kline conducted the count from 7:15 until 2:00, when Ed Sinkler took
over the count until 4:45.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (18 Oct 2014) 255 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:10:12 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                7            118            136
Turkey Vulture              31            247            355
Osprey                       2             30            106
Bald Eagle                   5             39             86
Northern Harrier             2             45             61
Sharp-shinned Hawk         191           1795           2091
Cooper's Hawk                9            147            203
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4             13
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              5             97            163
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             13             15
American Kestrel             3             44             93
Merlin                       0             28             38
Peregrine Falcon             0             22             30
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              0              1
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3             13
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     255           2644           6376
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Schwenk

Observers:        Andy Francis, Joan Renninger, Jonathon Heller, Ken Ricker,
                  Mike Dale, Morris Cox, Rosemary Spreha, Steve Walthius,
                  Tom Power

Visitors:
Ken & Pat Ricker, Dick Shott + 6 others


Weather:
WNW 3-12 winds under am sunny sky becoming mostly cloudy in the pm. Temps
in the 50's.Rain shower moved through to the east late in the 7th hr,
effectively shutting down activity as only 10 birds were seen from then on.


Raptor Observations:
2 ad BE, 8:27, 12:48, 3 juv BE 8:45, 10:43, 10:48


Non-raptor Observations:
5 N ravens, 8 monarchs

Predictions:
Strong NW wind, mostly sunny but colder.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Oct 2014) 421 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:10:40 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             21             84
Turkey Vulture               0            488            545
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       7            122            447
Bald Eagle                   8             55            220
Northern Harrier             2             44             79
Sharp-shinned Hawk         312           2226           2914
Cooper's Hawk               23            223            327
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            1             42             61
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             16             23
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             15             95            206
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             11             26
Golden Eagle                 0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            32            113            318
Merlin                      19             90            149
Peregrine Falcon             1             34             74
Unknown Falcon               0              8             15
Unknown Raptor               1             22             58

Total:                     421           3628          11910
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Jason Deeter, Matt Wlasniewski

Weather:
Mostly Cloudy, NW wind 10-20, cool (looked like rain to our north in
poconos)

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles
Adults:917,917,1208,1501,1604
Immatures:905,1023,1153

Non-raptor Observations:
pine siskin, purple finch, winter wren, Canada geese, robins, YR warbler
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese -- No @ Crooked Creek (Armstrong County)
From: Marge Van Tassel <marvant AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:30:07 -0500
Yesterday (Friday) I was there from 7:30 to 11:30 and I went as many areas of 
the dam/lake and a few fields surrounding the lake but these 8 geese were not 
found and today I drove up this afternoon and looked a few places but did not 
see them. One of the park staff thought yesterday they may be in a field that 
was just corn-plowed but too far from the lake as I had counted 

160 Canada Geese both days
1 Osprey remains both days
Other birds yesterday:
1 Great Blue Heron
8 Killdeer
1 Red-shoulder Hawk (being harassed by crows)
1 Common Raven
12+ Eastern Bluebirds
20+ Am. Goldfinches
4 House Finches
2 White-throated Sparrows
4 Song Sparrows
18 Chipping Sparrows
1 Carolina Wren
2 Yellow-rumped Warblers
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Oct 2014) 27 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:10:53 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             26             71
TV                           9            186            186
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           1             11             26
SS                          12            860           1107
CH                           1             60            138
NG                           0              1              2
RS                           0              5             16
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            182            577
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           1              5              7
AK                           0             21             83
ML                           2             14             21
PG                           0             22             34
UA                           0              2              5
UB                           1              2             10
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0             12             47

Total:                      27           1439           6889
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:        Dave Darney, Ed Gowarty, Joe Sabo, Kim Van Fleet

Visitors:
Dave Darny, Kim Van Fleet, Jeff Owensburg, Karen Fine, Carolyn & Ron Fine,
John & Maggie Charley, Ed Gowarty, Joe Sabo, Joan Long


Weather:
On and off rain, falling temperatures, winds averaging 11-20 mph.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
34 A. crow. 3 Raven, 7 Starling, 9 Blue Jay

Predictions:
Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.  Cold with NW winds at 14-20 mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz AT gmail.com)

Subject: Spotted Towhee -- hoax?
From: Corey Husic <fitzbew AT PTD.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:21:12 -0400
I wanted to let everyone know that the photo circulating of the Spotted Towhee 
(reportedly found near Philly) was not taken in Pennsylvania and is not even 
from this year. The photo I have seen on various Facebook groups was originally 
posted to this blog back in August 2012: 


http://deansshots.com/2012/08/08/california-backyard-boutique-8/


I have no idea why anyone would fake a report and pull a photograph from the 
internet to support it, but that seems to be what has happened here. 



Best,
Corey Husic
Subject: Silver Lake in Bucks CO.
From: Doug Filler <d.filler AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:23:10 -0500
The following were seen or heard on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake 
Nature Center located in Bristol Pa. 

 
 
Silver Lake Nature Center, Bucks, US-PA
Oct 18, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile
Partipants: 5 
34 species
 

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Great Horned Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 4
American Redstart 1 bird was a female long tailed with yellow on edges of tail 
and yellow on sides of breast 

Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Eastern Towhee 2
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 16
House Finch 3
House Sparrow 6
View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20264807 


Doug Filler 
Levittown 
Subject: Nelson's Sparrow, Huntingdon Co.
From: DunceCapped o <duncecap12 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:16:35 -0400
Ian Gardner and I birded the Old Crow Wetlands outside of Huntingdon this
morning in search of Nelson's Sparrows. While I succeeded in this quest,
Ian was not so lucky--the only one seen ducked back into the cover as Ian
was approaching from afar (after I'd mentioned it would probably be unwise
to spread too far apart in these expansive marshes). Forty-five species
total on the morning at this beautiful location:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20264080

On Wednesday, October 15, I had a Red-necked Grebe at the swimming beach at
Bald Eagle State Park in the pouring rain.

Matthew Sabatine
State College/Bangor, PA
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 18, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:11:49 -0400
Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 0740-0940
Weather: Cloudy, west wind to 20 mph, temp. about 45 F, rain showers 
occasionally mixed with slush. 

Comments:There was a light west movement of waterfowl, many Lesser Scaup. 
Highlight was a westbound Red-necked Grebe. 


Waterbirds counted:

Gadwall  2
American Wigeon  4
American Black Duck  7
Mallard  2
Ring-necked Duck  1
Lesser Scaup  83
Surf Scoter  3
White-winged Scoter  4
Red-breasted Merganser  7
Common Loon  3
Horned Grebe  18
RED-NECKED GREBE  1
Double-crested Cormorant  150
Sanderling  11
Dunlin  1

Other birds moving over or along the lake:

Merlin  1
Peregrine Falcon  2


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

Subject: Sedge Wren continues at Black Swamp, Lawrence Co. 10/17
From: Ryan McDermott <mcdermalcheese AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:23:30 -0400
Last night there was at least one continuing Sedge Wren singing at Black
Swamp, and possibly another calling in response, but they soon went quiet
and I was never able to locate either in the waning light. I was unfamiliar
with this species before seeing & hearing one here on Sunday, so I'm unsure
about the calling bird, but the song was the same as what I heard before.
It did sound a little faint or distant so I think it may have been
somewhere across the water this time, but I couldn't quite tell.

The two juvenile Stilt Sandpipers also continue among the Lesser Yellowlegs
and a pair of Least Sandpipers, with two hen Northern Shovelers there in
the shallows as well.


Ryan McDermott
Allegheny Co.
Subject: "Magee Marsh" birding program at West Chester Bird Club 10/20
From: Cliff Hence <0000003a3f542467-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:17:49 -0400
"Magee Marsh, It's All About Birds" will be presented by local birder 
Cliff Hence to the West Chester Bird Club on Monday October 20 at 
7:30PM at the West Chester Friends’ Meeting House. For more information 
of this and other WCBC events go to:  
http://westchesterbirdclub.org/meeting-room-locations.

Lake Erie is a significant barrier to birds migrating North in the 
spring. But it also provides birders with some of the best stop over 
sites for see these migrants, close up and personally. When the birds 
arrive from the south  are intimidated by the vast stretch of water 
facing them. They need to bulk up before their long trek. These 
conditions give birders the opportunity to get closer than usual to the 
birds. Some of the 'hard to see species' like warblers, flycatchers, 
nightjars, and others are often at eye level, providing great views, 
not to mention photographic opportunities. Seeing 30 species of 
warblers in a day is a distinct possibility. Around the lake there is 
also the chance to see the rarest warbler in NA, the Kirkland's 
Warbler. This species is often easier to see on migration then when it 
is on its breeding territory in Michigan.

Cliff Hence has been an active birder for over 35 years in the Delaware 
Valley Area. He presently is a volunteer walk leader at the John Heinz 
NWR at Tinicum where he leads bird and butterfly programs. Cliff is 
also training to be a Pa. Master Naturalist. He has taught birding 
courses for the Wagner Free Institute of Science and other continuing 
education programs. Since retiring as a professional photo-journalist, 
he has been traveling, with his wife Nancy, thru much of the United 
States and Hawaii. Other travels have included birding trips to South 
and Central America and parts of Europe, including England, France 
Spain and Greece. Cliff has also served at president of the Wyncote 
Audubon Society. a chapter of the National Audubon Society. Some of his 
photography can be viewed at his flickr site at: 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwhence/sets


Cliff Hence
Phila. Pa.
Subject: Re: SPOTTED TOWHEE in Prospect Park near John Heinz NWR, near Phila
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:07:40 -0400
Ok, here's more info from Nick Pulcinella to the PA RBA text alert group.

Location: coming to a ground floor apartment deck at Edgewater Apartments,
Madison Ave, Prospect Park, PA, approx 39.876449, -75.306449.

Not seen between 1 pm and sunset.


Michael David
Blair Co.





On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Michael David 
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Here is a link to the Spotted Towhee photo:
> http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2hxu32c&s=8#.VEHBbvldUy0
>
> I don't know exactly where this is nor what facebook group it was posted
> in. I suspect it may be someone's yard.
> Will post if I learn more.
>
> Michael David
> Blair Co.
>
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 8:39 PM, Bob Schutsky  wrote:
>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:  Spotted Towhee
>> Date:     Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:45 -0400
>> From:     Rick Wright 
>> Reply-To:     birdaz AT gmail.com
>> To:     Bob Schutsky 
>>
>> Dear Bob,
>>
>> If you get a moment, could you please alert the PA listserve to a SPOTTED
>> TOWHEE said to have been photographed this morning near Tinicum?
>> The bird in the photo is clearly a Spotted Towhee, and I don't know any
>> reason to assume it was not photographed where the woman says it was. I
>> imagine more than a few people will want to see it.
>>
>> All best wishes,
>> Rick
>> --
>> Rick Wright
>> Bloomfield, NJ
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>> There is a very good photo, but I cannot attach it to this message.  It
>> is in Screenshot.
>>
>> BOB SCHUTSKY
>> Web Site  www.birdtreks.com
>> --
>> BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide Birding Tours
>> 216 Spring Lane
>> Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
>> VOICE 717-548-3303      CELL 717-572-0771      FAX 717-548-3327
>> E-MAIL info AT birdtreks.com
>>
>
>
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (17 Oct 2014) 382 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:10:14 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               61            111            129
Turkey Vulture              43            216            324
Osprey                       5             28            104
Bald Eagle                   2             34             81
Northern Harrier             5             43             59
Sharp-shinned Hawk         210           1604           1900
Cooper's Hawk               18            138            194
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              4             13
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             10             92            158
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2             13             15
American Kestrel            10             41             90
Merlin                      10             28             38
Peregrine Falcon             5             22             30
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              0              1
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3             13
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     382           2389           6121
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Brian Weaver, Jay George, Joan Rowe, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
7 unknown visitors
Russ Wagner
Tim Becker


Weather:
first couple of hours was calm winds from the south.
from 10:00am est., to 5:00pm est the wind remained from the south varied
from 0-10 mph in gusts.
temp varied from 16.6c to 21.5c with clcv range from 0% to 50%. visibility
good all day from 5 to 24 miles
humidity 50-70%
barometric pressure 28.20 to 28.10 inches

Raptor Observations:
AD GE AT 1040
IMM GE AT 1212
AD BE AT 1230
AD BE AT 1239

Non-raptor Observations:
blue birds, ruby and golden crown kinglets, crow, towhee,
titmouse, chickadee, blue jay, white breasted nuthatch, chimney swifts,
tree swallows, cedar waxwing, 15 ravens,
21 Canada geese and 70 monarch butterflies.

Predictions:
look out for the stink bugs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Re: SPOTTED TOWHEE in Prospect Park near John Heinz NWR, near Phila
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:27:56 -0400
Hi All,

Here is a link to the Spotted Towhee photo:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2hxu32c&s=8#.VEHBbvldUy0

I don't know exactly where this is nor what facebook group it was posted
in. I suspect it may be someone's yard.
Will post if I learn more.

Michael David
Blair Co.

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 8:39 PM, Bob Schutsky  wrote:

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:  Spotted Towhee
> Date:     Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:45 -0400
> From:     Rick Wright 
> Reply-To:     birdaz AT gmail.com
> To:     Bob Schutsky 
>
> Dear Bob,
>
> If you get a moment, could you please alert the PA listserve to a SPOTTED
> TOWHEE said to have been photographed this morning near Tinicum?
> The bird in the photo is clearly a Spotted Towhee, and I don't know any
> reason to assume it was not photographed where the woman says it was. I
> imagine more than a few people will want to see it.
>
> All best wishes,
> Rick
> --
> Rick Wright
> Bloomfield, NJ
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> There is a very good photo, but I cannot attach it to this message.  It is
> in Screenshot.
>
> BOB SCHUTSKY
> Web Site  www.birdtreks.com
> --
> BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide Birding Tours
> 216 Spring Lane
> Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
> VOICE 717-548-3303      CELL 717-572-0771      FAX 717-548-3327
> E-MAIL info AT birdtreks.com
>
Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe - Middle Creek
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:05:13 -0400
For anyone looking for an update....

The Red-necked Grebe was still present at the same location at sunset this
evening and still very cooperative.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.

On Friday, October 17, 2014, Ann Pettigrew  wrote:

> Late post, but the grebe was present on Thursday and very cooperative by
> staying on the pond close to the road.  It's on the first pond on the left
> as you leave the visitor's center when turning left out of the driveway.
>
Subject: SPOTTED TOWHEE in Prospect Park near John Heinz NWR, near Phila
From: Bob Schutsky <info AT BIRDTREKS.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:39:56 -0400
-------- Original Message --------
Subject:  Spotted Towhee
Date:     Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:45 -0400
From:     Rick Wright 
Reply-To:     birdaz AT gmail.com
To:     Bob Schutsky 

Dear Bob,

If you get a moment, could you please alert the PA listserve to a 
SPOTTED TOWHEE said to have been photographed this morning near Tinicum?
The bird in the photo is clearly a Spotted Towhee, and I don't know any
reason to assume it was not photographed where the woman says it was. I
imagine more than a few people will want to see it.

All best wishes,
Rick
-- 
Rick Wright
Bloomfield, NJ
-----------------------------------------------------------------
There is a very good photo, but I cannot attach it to this message.  It 
is in Screenshot.

BOB SCHUTSKY
Web Site  www.birdtreks.com
--
BIRD TREKS--Quality Worldwide Birding Tours
216 Spring Lane
Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
VOICE 717-548-3303      CELL 717-572-0771      FAX 717-548-3327
E-MAIL info AT birdtreks.com
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (17 Oct 2014) 260 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:10:27 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8             67            214
Turkey Vulture              31            235            631
Osprey                      15             70            351
Bald Eagle                   6             36            195
Northern Harrier             1             36             57
Sharp-shinned Hawk         163           1716           2395
Cooper's Hawk                7             60            114
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              5             12
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             18            111            237
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              2              3
American Kestrel             2             46            112
Merlin                       3             31             76
Peregrine Falcon             2             38             59
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             58            172

Total:                     260           2521           8680
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        John Leskosky, Kathie Romano, Richard, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
Additional Observer:Dennis Glew
Others:Salisbury Middle School, Wyne Shafer, Lance Leonhardt, John Good


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 54-64F, Wind 0-4 mph W,SW,WSW, Cloud
Cover 5-40%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1114i,1231i,1231i,1240a,1446a,1603a
Peregrine Falcons:1106a,1215u
A  Peregrine Falcon was observed flying with a prey item in its talons. The
prey item appeared to be a bird; exact species unknown but was dark in
color. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(4), Monarch(4), Canada Geese(5), Ruffed Grouse, Carolina Wren, Blue
Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Cedar
Waxwing, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Tufted Titmouse,
Katydid, Chinese Mantis, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Tussock Moth
Caterpillar, Northern Walkingstick

Predictions:
Isolated sprinkles between 9am and 11am, then isolated showers after 11am.
Partly sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 20%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (17 Oct 2014) 144 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:10:03 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8             72             72
Turkey Vulture              51            302            302
Osprey                       0             31             82
Bald Eagle                   4             16             49
Northern Harrier             2             33             49
Sharp-shinned Hawk          60            577            722
Cooper's Hawk                8             62             78
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              7             13
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2074
Red-tailed Hawk              3             57             63
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             10             11
American Kestrel             1             27             45
Merlin                       0             20             22
Peregrine Falcon             0             19             22
Unknown Accipiter            1             15             15
Unknown Buteo                0              0              2
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Eagle                0              3              5
Unknown Raptor               3             14             30

Total:                     144           1266           3663
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 4.25 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: Waggoner's Gap (17 Oct 2014) 2148 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:10:44 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                          10             14             14
TV                         262            652            652
OS                          11             68            347
BE                          17             66            327
NH                          11             57             96
SS                        1692           4759           6257
CH                          58            207            336
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           6             26             36
BW                           1             12           6544
RT                          42            207            458
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2              6              7
AK                          14             87            245
ML                          13             47             75
PG                           3             38             51
UA                           2              9             16
UB                           2              4             14
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              1              1
UR                           2              8             43

Total:                    2148           6269          15523
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carol Cwiklinski, Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Deb Gingrich,
                  Don Orris, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich,
                  Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed, Steve Small

Visitors:
Sue Ricciardi, Dan & Jeannie Ward, 23


Weather:
Mostly sunny with steady W-SW winds.

Raptor Observations:
After several days of fog and haze, a good day of mixed species and
non-stop flow of sharpies.

BE Juv 7:43, 11:12, 11:42, 12:10(2), 12:12, 12:28, 12:34, 1:14, 2:15
BE WB 11:05, 11:34, 12:30, 2:10
BE 4YR 1:14
BE Ad 12:06, 12:47
GE AD 12:59
GE Unaged 11:45
PG Ad 10:26, 11:53, 4:56

First bird - SS 6:08
Last bird - SS 4:59 

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 74
Loons - 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Oct 2014) 84 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:10:12 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture              28             41             41
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       4             54            197
Northern Harrier             1             15             29
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             29            122
Sharp-shinned Hawk          30            275            616
Cooper's Hawk                1             37             77
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5             17
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             16             38             45
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             44            129
Merlin                       0             10             20
Peregrine Falcon             0             14             18
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              4
Unknown Raptor               0              4             14

Total:                      84            587           3247
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Al Guarente, Bob Kelly

Observers:        Chuck Root, Judy Mayer

Weather:
Variable winds, from w/NW to SW/S, 3-10mph. Tempertures 61-70 degrees
Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies-8

Predictions:
Partly sunny. Isolated sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Oct 2014) 447 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:10:59 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             21             84
Turkey Vulture              26            488            545
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                      16            115            440
Bald Eagle                   3             47            212
Northern Harrier             3             42             77
Sharp-shinned Hawk         327           1914           2602
Cooper's Hawk               30            200            304
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0             41             60
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             16             23
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             11             80            191
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             11             26
Golden Eagle                 0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            10             81            286
Merlin                      12             71            130
Peregrine Falcon             4             33             73
Unknown Falcon               0              8             15
Unknown Raptor               0             21             57

Total:                     447           3207          11489
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Brian Ferrence, Joe Beatrice, Laurie Goodrich

Weather:
fog in am, partly cldy and West to WNW winds 1-10 mph

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles
adult1735, 
Immature 1745 and 1350 (this bird seen through morning perched, then was
chased past by raven in afternoon)
another adult was seen but sat down on north side of ridge near New
Ringgold. might be seen tomorrow!


Non-raptor Observations:
kinglets, yr warblers in am around lookout.. Am robins, BH vireos, purple
finches, winter wren RB nuthatch

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

Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 17, 2014
From: Mark Vass <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:46:59 -0700
----Forwarded message----
From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
To: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com
Sent: Fri, Oct 17, 2014 6:36 PM EDT
Subject: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Oct 17, 
2014 


Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, US-PA
Oct 17, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose  84
Wood Duck  134
Gadwall  12
American Wigeon  5
Mallard  32
Blue-winged Teal  3
Green-winged Teal (American)  2
Ring-necked Duck  5
Ruddy Duck  2
Pied-billed Grebe  24
Bald Eagle  1
American Coot  31

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20260025 


This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Pine Run update Bucks, Co.
From: Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:29:22 -0400
Made it to the South end to find not 1 but 2 Greater White-fronted Geese.
(Yes 2) Got a distant picture with both in the same frame!
Best,
Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery County,  PA
Subject: Nelson's Sparrow 2nd day at Pine Run Reservoir, Bucks Co.
From: Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:06:48 -0400
Just now had a Nelson's Sparrow at Pine Run Reservoir, in Bucks County.
(I'm covered in seeds and it was completely worth it!)
One was reported being seen yesterday on ebird by August Mirabella.  I have
pictures that I will embed to ebird later.
Haven't seen the Greater White-fronted Goose from yesterday, but I only
scoped from the north end, against the wind, in the sun, and most of what
is on the water is clustered at the south end.  Ditched the scope to try
for NESP, it flushed and perched for 2 minutes that felt like an hour!

Good birding,
Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery County
Subject: Common Ravens - York County
From: "Ann C. Pettigrew" <rook185 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:42:01 -0400
Dear PABirders,

For the second time in my own yard and the third time in the neighborhood I had 
a pair of ravens in our woods this afternoon. It seems so out of place to hear 
them, nut, I am hoping they will stay around. 


Have a good weekend.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185 AT comcast.net
www.pbase.com/rook185 (Photographs)

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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (16 Oct 2014) 34 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:10:33 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture              13             13             13
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       6             50            193
Northern Harrier             0             14             28
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2             29            122
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7            245            586
Cooper's Hawk                2             36             76
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5             17
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2             22             29
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             40            125
Merlin                       0             10             20
Peregrine Falcon             0             14             18
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              4
Unknown Raptor               0              4             14

Total:                      34            503           3163
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Gary Becker, Gary Stolz

Observers:        Bob Kelly, Gary Becker

Visitors:
Max Smith, Scott Tuttle


Weather:
Mostly overcast, with S winds. Temperatures in the low to mid-sixties.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallows and Chimney Swifts continue to push through.

Yellow-rumped Warbler-1

Monarch Butterflies-8

Predictions:
Mostly SWest winds, temperatures in the mid-sixties. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Lancaster County
From: Bob Schutsky <info AT BIRDTREKS.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:44:08 -0400
Dear PABirders,

At noon today Nancy and I saw an adult female Ruby-throated Hummingbird 
feeding at the salvias and small red morning glory in our front yard. 
We had not seen a Ruby-throated Hummingbird here in Peach Bottom since 8 
October.  That was also an adult female.

Within the next 5-10 minutes I saw 12 or more Monarchs, a Common 
Buckeye, and a Mourning Cloak, all flying low down our gravel road, 
heading south.  Some of the Monarchs made brief stops at a large clump 
of purple Chrysanthemums.  That seems like a large number of butterflies 
in such a short time.

Sincerely,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
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Subject: Juncos, Northampton Co.
From: Betsy Mescavage <amkestrel1 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:48:21 -0400
Saw the first juncos of the season this morning in the brush at the bottom of 
the quarry hill along Hillside Rd. in E. Allen Twp. Also many white-throated 
sparrows but they arrived at least a week ago. Neither species yet at my 
feeders in the yard. 


Betsy Mescavage
E. Allen Twp.
Seemsville
Northampton Co.
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 10/17/2014
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:48:45 -0400
I am reposting this because of an issue with the PABIRDS listserv.  Thanks
to Carmen's quick response, I think everything is now back to normal.  My
apologies if you are receiving this twice.

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- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* October 17, 2014
* PAEA1410.17

- Birds mentioned

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
GLOSSY IBIS
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
LITTLE BLUE HERON
BRANT

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: October 17th at 2:00 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 BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Sharp-shinned Hawks – 243 on 10/5; 231 on 10/6; 281 on 10/8
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 10/8
Golden Eagle – 1 on 10/5
Merlins – 6 on 10/8
Peregrine Falcons – 6 on 9/29; 7 on 10/6; 6 on 10/14.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Knight Lake area:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON – 1 on 9/30.
At the Church Road area:
GLOSSY IBIS – 1 on 10/6
White-rumped Sandpipers – 2 on 10/5 and 10/12
Semipalmated Sandpipers – 8 on 10/1; 4 on 10/12.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 from 10/10 to at least 10/12
LITTLE BLUE HERON – 1 to at least 10/4.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
BRANT – 28 on 10/2
Bald Eagles – 6 on 10/5; 11 on 10/8; 6 on 10/12
Sharp-shinned Hawks – 183 on 10/5
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 10/10
Golden Eagle – 1 on 10/10
Merlins – 6 on 10/5 and 10/14
Peregrine Falcons – 4 on 10/5.

- End transcript
Subject: Red-necked Grebe - Middle Creek
From: Ann Pettigrew <rook185 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:04:30 -0400
Late post, but the grebe was present on Thursday and very cooperative by 
staying on the pond close to the road. It's on the first pond on the left as 
you leave the visitor's center when turning left out of the driveway. 


Morning would be the best time for lighting.

Good luck if you go.

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
York, PA
rook185 AT comcast.net

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Subject: as03-030.PDF - AS-3-2&3-Newton.pdf
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:28:35 -0400
http://www.eounion.org/pdf/v323/AS-3-2%263-Newton.pdf

important ornithology paper for birders

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

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