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Purple Sandpiper,©Barry Kent Mackay

8 Mar FW: eBird Report - Butler, PA, Mar 7, 2015 [Glenn Koppel ]
7 Mar Erie County bird sightings [Jerry McWilliams ]
7 Mar common redpoll, berks [Rudolph Keller ]
7 Mar Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail ]
7 Mar HSR: Tussey Mountain (07 Mar 2015) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
7 Mar HSR: Tussey Mountain (06 Mar 2015) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
7 Mar N. White Deer Ridge (Lycoming Co.) hawkwatching results 3-7-15 [David Brown ]
7 Mar Turkey vultures allegheny county [ ]
7 Mar Chambers Lake, Chester County [Rick Robinson ]
7 Mar Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 7, 2015 [Jerry McWilliams ]
7 Mar Re: Photo Study Of Some Raptors In Montgomery County, PA, 3/6/15 [Charles Macdonald ]
7 Mar Allegheny County Birds [Michael Fialkovich ]
7 Mar Photo Study Of Some Raptors In Montgomery County, PA, 3/6/15 ["Howard B. Eskin," ]
7 Mar Harris's sparrow continues, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
6 Mar Iceland Gull - Washington & Westmoreland County; Pittsburgh black-backed gull record numbers [Geoff Malosh ]
6 Mar Peregrine @ Tarentum (Allegheny County) [Marge Van Tassel ]
6 Mar Eastern Lancaster County-SHORT EARED OWL! [ ]
6 Mar Saturday Morning Walk at BCAS [Philip Witmer ]
6 Mar Waterfowl Cumberland County [Vern Gauthier ]
6 Mar Lanc. Co. Bird Club presents Steve Rannels on Ethiopia [Bettina Heffner ]
6 Mar Hahn Rd AMD Pond- Washington County ["g. g" ]
6 Mar Waterfowl (long-tailed duck) north shore allegheny county [ ]
6 Mar Longspur, Pipits Lancaster County fields [ ]
6 Mar PSO field trip to Susquehanna River spots [Chad Kauffman ]
6 Mar HSR: Tussey Mountain (05 Mar 2015) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
6 Mar MCWMA - Lancaster County Bird Club Field Trip 3/7/15 - CANCELED [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
5 Mar Eastern Screech Owls-Washington County ["g. g" ]
5 Mar Red-breasted Mergansers-Timber Lake-Washington County ["g. g" ]
5 Mar common repoll northampton county [Kathy & Dave Sieminski ]
5 Mar Common Redpolls, Northampton County [Adam Smith ]
5 Mar DVOC meeting CANCELLED [Steve Kacir ]
4 Mar HSR: Tussey Mountain (04 Mar 2015) 0 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
4 Mar Merlin, Red-headed Woodpecker, etc. - Allegheny County [Jack Chaillet ]
4 Mar Central PA Birdline for March 5 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
4 Mar Lebanon County [Windstream Mail ]
4 Mar New Facebook Group for PA Rare Birds [Ted Nichols II ]
3 Mar HSR: Tussey Mountain (03 Mar 2015) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
3 Mar Long Tail Ducks and others @ L&D#4 (Allegheny/Westmoreland Counties) [Marge Van Tassel ]
3 Mar All 3 species of merganser- Washington county [ ]
3 Mar Pheasant Valley Farm, Robesonia, Berks, Mar 3, 2015 [Rudolph Keller ]
3 Mar Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail ]
3 Mar Lancaster County, late report, Duck ID request [Meredith_Lombard ]
3 Mar Chambers Lake, Chester County [Rick Robinson ]
3 Mar Dan Small to Speak at DVOC Meeting on 5 March 2015 at Drexel University's Academy of Natural Sciences [Steve Kacir ]
3 Mar Hermit Thrush [Carl Juris ]
2 Mar HSR: Tussey Mountain (02 Mar 2015) 5 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
2 Mar Washington County ["g. g" ]
2 Mar Long-tailed Ducks, rare gulls, canvasbacks, redheads, etc. Lancaster County [ ]
2 Mar Shenango river sightings Mercer co [bill drolsbaugh ]
2 Mar Photo Study Of A Rough-legged Hawk, Montgomery County, PA, 3/2/15 ["Howard B. Eskin," ]
2 Mar Lebanon county waterfowl and field birds [Tim Becker ]
2 Mar Lebanon county, Middle Creek, Rough-legged Hawk [Tim Becker ]
2 Mar white-winged scoter & waterfowl Westhall St Brunot's Island Allegheny County [ ]
2 Mar Fwd: ScienceDaily: Global Warming News [grant stevenson ]
2 Mar Redpolls, Siskins, blue birds-Springville pa [Jim Mac ]
2 Mar Weekend feeder birds, Lake Meade/Adams County [Jason Verdier ]
1 Mar Franklin County Ducks, Rough-legged Hawk, Lapland Longspur [Bill Oyler ]
1 Mar Another Pine Siskin experience - Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson ]
1 Mar Gulls and Red-necked Grebe Allegheny County [Aidan Place ]
1 Mar Rough-legged Hawk, Cumberland County [Ron Freed ]
1 Mar Allegheny River--Lock & Dam 5, Green-winged Teal and more [Glenn Koppel ]
1 Mar Cackling goose Washington county [ ]
1 Mar Riverfront St and 1st St, Oakmont, Long-taileds and Scoter [Glenn Koppel ]
1 Mar Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams ]
1 Mar White-winged Scoters - Allegheny Co. [ ]
1 Mar Siskins & Purple Finches - Chester County ["Barry E. Blust" ]
1 Mar Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk - Mercer County [Dave Inman ]
1 Mar Pine Siskins, Clearfield & Jefferson Cos. []
28 Feb Gulls, waterfowl, Pittsburgh [Geoff Malosh ]
28 Feb Waterfowl, etc Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
28 Feb Mon River Sightings, Allegheny County [Jim Hausman ]
28 Feb White-winged Scoters -- Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Feb 28, 2015 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
28 Feb Clarion Co- snow buntings [Carole Winslow ]
28 Feb HSR: Tussey Mountain (28 Feb 2015) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Feb Lower Susquehanna Update, Southern Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky ]
28 Feb Re: White-winged Scoters, Lancast [Pamela Fisher ]
28 Feb Lebanon County [Windstream Mail ]

Subject: FW: eBird Report - Butler, PA, Mar 7, 2015
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 02:05:34 +0000
A good day in the backyard today, 19 species which is the most we ever have 
had. Only misses were our local Red-tailed and Cooper's Hawk. Siskins continue 
with good numbers, up to 11 seen every day. 

As a side note, we took a ride over to Moraine State Park and Lake Arthur is 
still 100 percent frozen over. Only things seen on the lake were ice fisherman 
and dog walkers.> , Butler, US-PA 

> Mar 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Feeder watch, number is maximum seen of each species.
> 19 species
> 
> Mourning Dove  3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Blue Jay  2
> American Crow  1
> Black-capped Chickadee  1
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> White-breasted Nuthatch  1
> Carolina Wren  1
> European Starling  1
> Song Sparrow  3
> White-throated Sparrow  2
> Dark-eyed Junco  6
> Northern Cardinal  2
> House Finch  4
> Pine Siskin  8
> American Goldfinch  10
> House Sparrow  3
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22221823> This report was 
generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) 


Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA 		 	   		  
Subject: Erie County bird sightings
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 20:28:00 -0500
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Erie County, Pa.


White-winged Scoter  up to 5; channel and just east of Dobbins landing

Iceland Gull  1 adult; March 7; foot of East Ave.

An unusually high number of Great Black-backed Gulls have been present at the 
east end of Presque Isle Bay for the past couple of weeks, with as many as 800 
estimated just a few days ago. Most days 300 to 400 can be seen off Port Access 
Road or at the foot of East Avenue sitting on the ice. This is the first time I 
have seen black-backed gulls out number both Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. 


Snowy Owl  1; to at least March 3; just south of Union City along Holden Rd.


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw AT aol.com 
Subject: common redpoll, berks
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 19:24:43 -0500
This morning a female/imm. Common Redpoll landed on the snow under the 
feeders, ate 3 sunflower seeds and left. I didn't see it again. It was the 
first here this winter. Six Pine Siskins are currently fairly regular 
visitors to the sunflower seed feeder, as is an adult male Purple Finch.

 It took many years for them to develop the habit, but this winter both a 
male and female Pileated Woodpecker have been regular feeder visitors. My 
only fat feeder is a square wire cage sold to hold commercial suet cakes. I 
feed a homemade mix of lard, peanut butter and white bread (think of it as a 
lip smackin' lard & peanut butter sandwich). The big woodpeckers have to be 
quite acrobatic to get the goodies, either hanging from the crossarm of the 
feeder pole and reaching down or hanging from the little cage itself and 
twisting upward to get at the fat, which is a feat of contortionism. This is 
the only species that can displace starlings from the feeder, but they're 
hard to discourage and sometimes one will perch on top of the suet cage 
feeding while a Pileated is hanging from the bottom and pecking away. All 
this has provided some welcome entertainment in the recent dismal weather.
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Lebanon County Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:31:54 -0500
I as at Millardsville Quarry and had 12 duck sp. at about 1:30.

Highlights- Canvasback-14 still there, Redhead-1 male still there,

Greater Scaup- female still there,and Red-breasted Merganser-9 still there.

At Meadow Lane at about 2:30 pm I  refound the 3 Lapland Longspurs but I did
not find the bunting.

It was there early today. There was about 75 Horned Larks in the snow
covered field .

Going home through Middle Creek WMA a light phase Rough-legged Hawk was in a
tree near Sunnyside Rd.

It flew away from me I did not see which one.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (07 Mar 2015) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:03:57 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              8
Turkey Vulture               4              4              5
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                13             24             24
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               1              1              1

Total:                      19             36             50
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk, Joe Sabo, Nick Bolgiano, Paul Fritz,
                  Robert McLaughlin

Visitors:
Brenda, Mary Jane


Weather:
Light winds out of the southwest until the end, when it switched to the NW.
Partly cloudy for first half of the count and then overcast for rest of
count. Temps ranging from -5 to 2.

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 9:27(Unk), 9:54(Ad), 10:00(Sub), 10:06(Sub), 11:10(Unk), 11:30(Unk),
11:31(Unk), 12:20(Unk), 12:49(Unk), 12:49(Unk), 1:11(Unk), 1:39(Unk),
1:59(Sub)

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk (dalpan44j AT yahoo.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (06 Mar 2015) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:03:55 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 06, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              1              1
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 3             11             11
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       7             17             31
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk, Joe Sabo, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Mary Jane


Weather:
Coldest temps of season, starting off at -15, but reaching up to -3. Light
winds from the NW. Sunny for most of the count until the end, when mostly
cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 2:52(Unk), 3:59(Ad), 4:03(Ad)

BAEA: 8:40(non-Ad), 1:30(Ad)

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk (dalpan44j AT yahoo.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: N. White Deer Ridge (Lycoming Co.) hawkwatching results 3-7-15
From: David Brown <davidebrownpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:01:22 -0500
Time: 11-1:30
# of observers: 6 people and 2 dogs
Weather: Winds moderate from the south with early sunshine. Cloudy and
dying winds towards 1pm which led to almost no activity. Very icy at site.

Migrants:
2 Golden Eagle
1 Peregrine Falcon

Other birds:
4+ Black Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Rough-legged Hawk (light)
1 Downy Woodpecker
4 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Brown Creeper

Golden Eagle #1:
https://flic.kr/p/qyLXyN

Peregrine Falcon:
https://flic.kr/p/qyZ1TD

eBird Checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22209829

David Brown
Subject: Turkey vultures allegheny county
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 12:10:19 -0800
I just had 10 turkey vultures circling the sky off of fifth ave up by the getgo 
gas station in mckeesport. Matthew juskowich allegheny county 

Subject: Chambers Lake, Chester County
From: Rick Robinson <birder18 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:11:49 -0500
Lake nearly 100% frozen; very small,open area being used by (5) 
canvasback !  a few geese and (40 black duck  were also there at 1:00PM. 
Some ring-bills as well.

And the common loon, that has been on the lake since at least Feb 
20..appears to have stayed too long..as it now seems stranded in/on the 
recently frozen section of the water.  A breeze and some warmer 
temperatures needed in a hurry, I would think.

Rick Robinson
Chester County 
Subject: Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 7, 2015
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 12:55:28 -0500
Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

Observation start time: 10:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Jerry McWilliams, Roger Donn

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Cloudy with a moderate SW wind.  Temps. reaching near freezing.

Raptor Observations:
One migrant Red-tailed Hawk.  The first migrant raptor in the first week of
the hawk watch season.  Next week looks better. Roger Donn assisted with
the count.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Merganser--12, American Crow--50, American Robin--2, and American
Goldfinch--1

Predictions:
About the same as today, but perhaps a little more sun.  A sprinkling of
red-tails, maybe, if we're lucky.

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
Jerrymcw AT aol.com
Subject: Re: Photo Study Of Some Raptors In Montgomery County, PA, 3/6/15
From: Charles Macdonald <chazmac1949 AT RCN.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:36:15 -0500
Howard,
I live fairly close to Green Lane Reservoir, and frequent the Upper Perkiomen 
Valley, partly because I'm the Chapter President of the local Trout Unlimited 
Chapter. Anyway, I often go there this time of the year because I've found 
large numbers of raptors there, in late February and early March, I assume 
mostly migrants. I say this because I believe the locals don't seem to move 
south. It's also a goos place to see kestrels during the migration, which seems 
to be one of the earlier migrants. Is that your perception too? 

It certainly is a good place to find Rough-legged Hawks.
Charles Macdonald
Subject: Allegheny County Birds
From: Michael Fialkovich <mpfial AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:21:25 -0500
Hi,

I did some running around this morning in the county. At the Highland Park Dam 
on the Allegheny River, the gulls were riding the ice flows and flying upriver 
as the ice neared the dam. I counted 30 Great Black-backed Gulls among the 
Herring and Ring-billed Gulls. A second cycle Glaucous Gull was present and a 
first cycle Iceland Gull came flying in. Five Redheads and five Scaup sp. were 
on the far side of the river. 


I took a quick run up to North Park to see the Pine Siskins that have been 
visiting feeders at the nature center. Unfortunately, I struck out on them, but 
I did the male Eastern Towhee that has been spending the winter there and a 
female Pileated Woodpecker came swooping in and worked a large snag for a few 
minutes. It was great to be so close to her. The road up to the center was 
solid ice near the small parking lot. 


A few gulls flew over while I was watching the feeders; one was a Great 
Black-backed Gull. They are just everywhere in the county this winter. 


Saw my first Eastern Chipmunk of the year in my yard when I returned home. Is 
it spring? 


Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County
Subject: Photo Study Of Some Raptors In Montgomery County, PA, 3/6/15
From: "Howard B. Eskin," <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:26:45 -0600
Briton Parker and I went hunting for hawks from Graterford to Green Lane
to Palm, PA based on a tip from George Franchois. George alerted us to all
the Red-tails he's been seeing, including a beautiful "Dark Form" bird on
Stauffer Road in Palm. As a matter of fact, we actually saw 32 different
Red-tailed Hawks, three Rough-legged Hawks (two Light-morph and one
Dark-morph), two Red-shouldered Hawks and scores of both Black and Turkey
Vultures. To see the Photo Study, please click on the following link:

http://www.howardsview.com/RaptorsMarch6th_15/RaptorsMarch6_15.html

Regards,
Howard


Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA
Subject: Harris's sparrow continues, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:10:07 +0000
I'm still getting visitors and asked if it's here, and it is. 
 Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Iceland Gull - Washington & Westmoreland County; Pittsburgh black-backed gull record numbers
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:30:35 -0500
Today I birded the entire stretch of the Monongahela River that borders on
Washington County, from its southernmost to its northernmost point within
the county. I saw almost zero waterbirds, except at the dam in Charleroi,
where I found an adult Iceland Gull, the first record for Washington County.
It was also seen in Westmoreland County airspace and sitting on the locks
which are in Westmoreland (don't know if there are any records of Iceland
for Westmoreland County). I also had an adult Great Black-backed Gull at the
dam, also seen in both counties. Washington County did not have a record of
Great Black-backed Gull until this winter, but first cycle birds have been
seen at least twice at Charleroi earlier this year. Later in the day, a
Glaucous Gull was reported to me at Charleroi, also a first record for
Washington Co.

After finishing with the river in Washington County, I headed for downtown
Pittsburgh and spent a few hours on the north shore. There were many ducks
at the head of the Ohio, including 33 Canvasback and 21 Redhead by my count,
two male Northern Shovelers, and four Long-tailed Ducks (continuing from
earlier when Matt Juskowich found them) among others. Gulls were collecting
on ice on the Allegheny River between the Ft. Duquesne Bridge and the Sixth
Street (Roberto Clemente) Bridge. By night's end among about 3000 birds were
4 Iceland Gulls, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 6 Glaucous Gulls, and 73 Great
Black-backed Gulls. The counts of the two black-backed gulls were new
one-site record counts for the Pittsburgh area as far as I know.


Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County


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Subject: Peregrine @ Tarentum (Allegheny County)
From: Marge Van Tassel <marvant AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 18:45:35 -0600
1 Peregrine was on the upriver Nav. beam/pole today about 3:30 and when I left 
about 15 minutes later I did not see it there BUT as I drove out along the road 
by the river I saw 1 Peregrine in the middle of about 5-6 ducks (may have been 
mergansers) flying low over the water and it appeared the Peregrine was either 
after one of the ducks or just chasing them away, not sure, but when I turned 
around to check out the nav. beam and pole again it was not there. 

Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
Subject: Eastern Lancaster County-SHORT EARED OWL!
From: Jonathan Campbell <0000008033cde245-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 18:16:49 -0500
PA Birders,

I went back over to the Musser School Road area today in eastern Lancaster 
County south of New Holland around 4:30 PM and was scanning the horse pasture 
at Zeltenreich and Musser School roads when I happened upon a cooperative and 
spectacular Short-eared Owl at very close range! I took pictures for a while 
which turned out really nice considering that I was the one behind the camera. 
Before I left I saw another Lapland Longspur not 10 feet away from the owl on 
the electric wire...the longspur had brilliant chestnut on its shoulders and 
nape. If I can figure out how to do so...I'll post a picture on my ebird list. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22198421

Please follow up if anyone else sees an owl in this area!

Jon Campbell
Subject: Saturday Morning Walk at BCAS
From: Philip Witmer <philip.witmer AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:56:33 -0500
We will meet at the Bucks County Audubon Society visitors center Saturday 
morning at 8:00 AM. All levels of birders are welcome. Come prepared to walk in 
deep snow. The birds are beginning to sing; who knows what we’ll see. Join 
us. 


Regards,

Phil Witmer
Subject: Waterfowl Cumberland County
From: Vern Gauthier <pabirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:41:39 -0500
Greetings,
There was a nice gathering of waterfowl at the Laughlin Mill Pond in Newville 
today as noted below: 

Snow Goose  1 
Canada Goose  14
Mallard  29
Canvasback  8
Redhead  5
Greater Scaup  2
Hooded Merganser  2
Common Merganser  5
Red-breasted Merganser  3
Vern Gauthier
Newville
Subject: Lanc. Co. Bird Club presents Steve Rannels on Ethiopia
From: Bettina Heffner <bettinahef AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:17:38 -0500
The Lancaster County Bird Club will meet Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in 
the auditorium of the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster, PA. 

 


 Dr. Steve Rannels will present a program titled, Birding Ethiopia. Ethiopia 
is a country of unexpected diversity with lowland rift valley lakes, rich 
forests and mountains, plateaus and escarpments, and friendly people. 
Hornbills, bustards, and rollers plus Gelada Baboons and the rare Ethiopian 
Wolf are a few of the many creatures featured in the program. Steve has an 
undergraduate degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in physiology from the Penn State 
University College of Medicine in Hershey. Before his retirement, his 
professional career included basic research and teaching graduate and medical 
students. Besides birding, he has a life-long interest in insects. 

 


 A short business meeting will precede the program. The public is invited to 
attend free of charge and may call 717-393-2546 or 717-393-4091 with questions. 
The club website is www.lancasterbirdclub.org. 

  		 	   		  
Subject: Hahn Rd AMD Pond- Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:20:50 -0500
Currently at the pond:
4 Red-breasted Mergansers
5 Common Mergansers
1 Bufflehead
13 Canvasbacks
2 Ring-necked Ducks
Mallards
Canada Geese

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: Waterfowl (long-tailed duck) north shore allegheny county
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:37:14 -0800
I just visited the north shore and walked the trail from Fred Rogers memorial 
to Carnegie science center. Alot of waterbirds are congregating at the point. I 
had mallard, Canada geese,canvasback, redhead, both species of scaup, common 
goldeneye, 1 common merganser, red-breasted merganser, 1 american coot, 1 
double-crested cormorant and 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK. Didn't have time but a 
bunch of gulls were down by pnc park. Alot of ice is down there. Matthew 
juskowich allegheny county 

Subject: Longspur, Pipits Lancaster County fields
From: Jonathan Campbell <0000008033cde245-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:30:16 -0500
This morning, I took a drive around the farm fields of the New Holland area in 
eastern Lancaster County, first in the Zeltenreich, Centerville, Scenic, 
Groffdale, Musser School, Eby Road loop...then up along Vogansville, Linden 
Grove Road area. I saw lots of small groups of Horned Larks along the roads. 


I had one fairly drab lapland longspur with a few larks along Musser School 
Road near where I saw four longspurs about a month ago. 


I had a bright kestrel hovering and an adult peregrine flying over the fields 
adjacent to Zeltenreich road. 


I had two tree sparrows in the weeds near the intersection of Eby Road and 
Groffdale road. 


I had one snipe and one pipit along the stream just east of Centerville road 
south of Zeltenreich road. 


I briefly saw another pipit along the small stream just west of South Groffdale 
road (south of the intersection with Eby Road) 


A great day for winter field birds!

Jon Campbell
Subject: PSO field trip to Susquehanna River spots
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:12:37 -0500
hello all, we are still a go but we are asking for input and advice

just found out that the parking lot at fort hunter boat launch is plowed 
and open, so we will still meet there at 8am.

I am asking the listserv for anyone who can check out some spots for us 
to report back for open water and where vehicles can pull in.  I know 
the southern part of the state got hammered with more snow than we did 
up in the midstate.

we might not go all day, we might hit some other nearby areas on our 
tour if it makes sense.

if the weather turns some people way, I certainly understand, I will be 
going on the tour and whoever wishes to join us, great.

I would certainly suggest appropriate footwear, maybe even yaktracks or 
something.

if anyone wishes to text or call me, my cell is 717-994-6715

thanks, chad kauffman
mifflintown, pa


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Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (05 Mar 2015) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:03:27 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 05, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              2              2
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 3              8              8
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       4             10             24
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Overcast the whole day with temps ranging from -10 to -7. Moderate winds
from the WNW to N. Huge weather system was less than 50 miles south of
Tussey that stretched all the way to the upper Texas coast.

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 12:40(Sub), 1:06(Unk), 1:27(Ad)

BAEA: 2:30(Ad)

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk (dalpan44j AT yahoo.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: MCWMA - Lancaster County Bird Club Field Trip 3/7/15 - CANCELED
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 05:18:34 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

 

           This Lancaster County Bird Club Field trip to Middle Creek WMA
scheduled for Saturday 3/7/2015 has now been officially canceled. With the
recent snow compiled with the lake being frozen solid and with birds being
at a very minimum if anything much at all the decision was made to cancel
the trip for this year. 

 

Hopefully better luck with the weather and the birds for next year!

 

Bruce A Carl

Akron, PA

Lancaster County



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Subject: Eastern Screech Owls-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:38:33 -0500
Nice to hear two Eastern Screech Owls on this cold, moonlit night in the
backyard; one calling near the newly installed nest box!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: Red-breasted Mergansers-Timber Lake-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:31:03 -0500
Currently, two male Red-breasted Mergansers on Timber Lake.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: common repoll northampton county
From: Kathy & Dave Sieminski <sieminski1 AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:16:18 -0500
This afternoon I have observed at least one Common Redpoll
at our nyjer feeders.

We also have many Pine Siskins.

Kathy Sieminski
Plainfield Township
Nazareth 
Northampton County
Subject: Common Redpolls, Northampton County
From: Adam Smith <000000276915e6b7-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:25:12 -0800
For the last hour or so, there have been 2 Common Redpolls at my feeders in 
Bethlehem Township. These are the first ones that I've seen in Northampton 
County. 


Adam Smith
Bethlehem Township
Northampton County
Subject: DVOC meeting CANCELLED
From: Steve Kacir <setkacir AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:22:38 -0500
Hello all,

Due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, tonight's DVOC 
meeting has been cancelled. 


More information can be found online at http://www.dvoc.org

Sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment. Stay warm and safe. 

All the best,
Steve Kacir 
DVOC Vice President

Norristown, PA
setkacirgmail.com


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (04 Mar 2015) 0 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:03:39 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 04, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              1              1
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 0              5              5
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       0              6             20
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk

Weather:
More rainy weather, along with ice and heavy fog, delayed and ended the
count early. The forest floor was littered with many twigs/branches. Most
trees, and even the rocks, had a really thin layer of ice, like Saran Wrap,
wrapped around the entire trunk.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk (dalpan44j AT yahoo.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: Merlin, Red-headed Woodpecker, etc. - Allegheny County
From: Jack Chaillet <chailletj AT WINCHESTERTHURSTON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:05:36 -0500
Today in the sleet/snow/rain/freezing rain, I birded the Homewood Cemetery.
Here are some highlights:

1 Merlin - atop a tree at the Sterret School field
1 Red-headed Woodpecker - heard only in sector 30
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - in some conifers near the Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Cooper's Hawk

Jack Chaillet
Allegheny County
Subject: Central PA Birdline for March 5
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:41:01 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * March 5, 2015
 * PACE1503.05
 Bird Highlights
 CACKLING GOOSE (Centre Co.)
 TRUMPETER SWAN (Centre & Mifflin Cos.)
 SHORT-EARED OWL (Adams Co.)
 ICELAND GULL (Lancaster Co.)
 COMMON REDPOLL (Bradford & Carbon Cos.)
 PINE SISKIN (Carbon, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, 
Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Tioga & York Cos.) 

 EVENING GROSBEAK (Lebanon Co.)
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 March 5, 2015
 To Report: TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy 
 Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
 Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

 Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings 
made the week prior to Thursday, March 5, 2015. 


 ADAMS COUNTY:
 One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on February 26 at Gettysburg 
National Military Park (AW). 


 One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on February 26 along Schriver 
Road (AW). 


 Several SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen on February 27 in a field near the 
intersection of Pumping Station and Cunningham Roads (BP). 


 One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on February 28 in State Game 
Lands 249 (PK). 


 A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on March 1 along Old Westminster Road (MH).

 Three PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Lake Meade through at least 
March 1 (JV). 


 BRADFORD COUNTY:
 Two COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on March 1 at 338 Edwards Road (KR).

 CARBON COUNTY:
 Eleven PINE SISKINS were seen on February 26 at Bowmanstown/Ashvield (RR).

 Three COMMON REDPOLLS were observed on February 28 visiting feeders at 118 
Oneida Trail (RB). 


 Eight PINE SISKINS were seen on March 1 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center (RR).

 CENTRE COUNTY:
 One TRUMPETEER SWAN continues to be observed through March 3 downstream of the 
Route 150 iron bridge in Milesburg (KE, BCh, SB, KE, CE, NSh, AC, BSc, BA). 


 Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 BLACK VULTURES, 1 TURKEY 
VULTURE, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKs and 5 GOLDEN 
EALGES BETWEEN February 25 and March 2 (JB, NB). 


 One NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard calling on the evening of February 28 at 
Bald Eagle State Park (BA). 


 Three dark and 2 light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on February 28 along 
Cemetery, Apple Butter, Middle, Jackson Hill, Quarry and Fiedler Roads close to 
Woodward (BF, JS). 


 One CACKLING GOOSE was observed on March 1 at the Centre Furnace Duck Pond 
(BA). 


 Six PINE SISKINS were seen on March 4 at feeders in the south end of State 
College (DBi). 


 CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
 Five PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Treasure Lake on February 28 (DR).

 A flock of around 200 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders near DuBois (MA).

 COLUMBIA COUNTY:
 One SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on February 27 in fields along Route 80 near 
Lion's Gate in Scott Township (DG). 


 A flock of up to 15 PINE SISKINS visited feeders a Crow Hill Sanctuary between 
March 1 and 2 (DG). 


 A flock of 20 PINE SISKINS were at the Keister's feeders on March 3 (AK).

 CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 One PINE SISKIN continues to be seen through at least February 26 at feeders 
at 4th and Front Streets in Children's Lake (DK). 


 Up to 8 PINE SISKINS were observed between February 26 and March 3 at the 
feeders at Keystone Arms in Middlesex Township (DK). 


 Up to 40 PINE SISKINS continue to visit the Strassner's feeders through at 
least March 3 (SS). 


 Four PINE SISKINS were seen on February 26 at 111 B West Big Spring Avenue 
(VG). 


 Two PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Kent Drive on February 26 (EG).

 A flock of 23 PINE SISKINS were observed on February 28 at Kings Gap 
Environmental Center (VG). 


 One ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on March 1 along Route 944 between Sherwood 
Drive and Mountain Road east of Carlisle Springs (RF). 


 One LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 70 SNOW BUNTINGS was observed on March 3 along Mud 
Level Road (VG). 


 DAUPHIN COUNTY:
 One BALD EAGLE was seen fishing near the Clarks Ferry Bridge on February 27 
(DR). 


 A large flock of up to 250 PINE SISKINS are visiting feeders in Dauphin on a 
daily basis through February 27 (DR). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on March 1 in the Susquehanna River from 
Locust Street in Dauphin (EG). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on March 2 in the Susquehanna River from 
Wormleysburg (TN, VG). 


 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 Up to 120 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through at 
least March 2 (VB, NM). 


 One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on February 27 along North Main Street in 
Chambersburg (BO). 


 A light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on March 1 in a field along Stone 
Bridge Road near its intersection of Guitner Road (BO). 


 One LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on March 1 in a field along Shinham Road among a 
flock of HORNED LARKS (BO). 


 Five PINE SISKINS visited feeders at 1216 Wilson Avenue in Chambersburg on 
March 1 (BO). 


 HUNTINGDON COUNTY
 Ten SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on March 3 just east of Petersburg along Route 305 
among a flock of 200 HORNED LARKS (JK). 


 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 Up to 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen between February 26 and 28 
in or over the Susquehanna River from Wrightsville (ML, SSt, DC, ME, LB, FB, 
JH, CBe). 


 A PINE WARBLER continues its daily visit to a suet feeder at 239 Miller Road 
through at least February 26 (ZM). 


 Up to 6 PINE SISKINS were observed between February 26 and March 3 at feeders 
along Church Street in Bowmansville (AH). 


 Four PINE SISKINS were seen on February 27 at Pilgrims Pathway (CG).

 Up to 5 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Gap through at least March 3 
(PF). 


 Three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were observed on February 28 in the Susquehanna 
River across from Kline's Run Park near Long Level (DC, ME, JH). Three 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 4 RED-NECKED GREBES and 1 ICELAND GULL were seen on March 
2 in the lake Clark portion of the Susquehanna River from the Lake Clark Marina 
(CBe, LB, ML). 


 Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on February 28 in the Susquehanna River 
from Wissler Run Park (PF). 


 Up to 6 BALD EAGLES, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON and 50 PINE SISKINS have been observed 
on a daily basis in Peach Bottom Village through February 28 (BS, NS). 


 One PINE SISKIN was seen on February 28 at a feeder near the Lancaster Airport 
(CB). 


 One GOLDEN EAGLE was observed on March 1 at Safe Harbor Dam (AB).

 One dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on March 1 along the Conewago 
Recreation Trail and Wetlands (RvM). 


 One PINE SISKIN visited feeders off of County Lane on March 1 (LB).

 Four PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Strasburg through at least 
March 1 (WD). 


 Up to 4 PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Brickerville between March 1 and 3 
(MT). 


 LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
 One adult BALD EAGLE, 2 light and 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and 1 
immature GOLDEN EAGLE were seen on February 26 at Middle Creek Wildlife 
Management Area (BC). One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed between 
March 1 and 2 in trees near the Willow Point parking entrance lane (BCh, ACh, 
TB). 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Four RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen on February 26 at Millardsville Quarry (RM).

 Up to 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS and 12 SNOW BUNTINGS were observed between February 
26 and March 3 among a flock of 150 HORNED LARKS along Meadow Lane (RM, TB). 


 A light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on February 26 along I-81 between the 
Fort Indiantown Gap and Grantville Exits (CK). 


 Nine small flocks totaling 104 individual PINE SISKINS were observed during an 
outing around Mt. Gretna on February 27 (SH, RM). 


 One EVENING GROSBEAK came into the Gress feeders on February 28 (GG).

 LUZERNE COUNTY:
 Ten PINE SISKINS were seen on February 26 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).

 Twelve PINE SISKINS visited feeders on March 1 at Riverside (PZ).

 LYCOMING COUNTY:
 A flock of up to 140 PINE SISKINS were seen between February 26 and at Brushy 
Ridge (EH). 


 A flock of up to 50 PINE SISKINS continue to visit a Montoursville house 
through at least March 3 (DB, BB). 


 Twenty-five PINE SISKINS were observed on March 1 at 11133 PA Route 
14/McIntyre in Ralston (NF). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on March 2 near the Williamsport Dam (EH, DB).

 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 Three TRUMPETER SWANS continue to be seen through at least February 28 at 
Victory Park (JK, RD). 


 MONTOUR COUNTY:
 One ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on February 28 along County Line Road (DP).

 Up to 5 PINE SISKINS were observed through March 1 at feeders at 13 Kaseville 
Road (PD). 


 Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on March 2 near the bend in Shady Hill Road 
(AK). 


 Eight SNOW BUNTINGS were observed on March 2 near the intersection of Fairview 
and Bush Roads (AK). One LAPLAND LONGSPUR was along Fairview Road on March 3 
(AK). 


 Four light and 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on March 3 along T407 
near Derry (AK). 


 NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 Seven BALD EAGLES and possibly 1 GOLDEN EAGLE were seen on February 26 at a 
poultry farm (JW). 


 PERRY COUNTY:
 Two PINE SISKINS were seen on March 1 at Bucks View Farm (SJ).

 TIOGA COUNTY:
 Four PINE SISKINS were seen on March 1 at Kelsey Creek Lake (LS).

 Four PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Hills Creek Estates on March 1 (GT).

 Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were observed on March 2 at The Muck Rail yard area 
(JC). 


 YORK COUNTY:
 Six PINE SISKINS were seen on February 28 at the Lemon Street Access in 
Wrightsville (JH). 


 One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on February 28 at Hopewell 
Township Park (DF). 


 Four PINE SISKINS visited feeders in York on February 28 (MC).

 Five PINE SISKINS were seen on February 28 at 53 S. York Street in Etters 
(BSh). 


 Up to 3 PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Sharon Drive in New Cumberland 
between March 2 and 3 (WC). 


 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on March 3 at William H. Kain Park 
(CKl). 


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

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

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

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

 The following people have contributed to this report: Bryant Atanasio (BA), 
Marianne Atkinson (MA), Amanda Bakay (AB), V. Barnes (VB), Fern Bauman (FB), 
Tim Becker (TB), Rob Bergstresser (RB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Chuck Berthoud 
(CBe), Diane Bierly (DBi), Jason Bojczyk (JB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Craig 
Boyhont (CB), Susan Braun (SB), Bobby Brown (BB), David Brown (DB), Bruce Carl 
(BC), Audrey Chambers (ACh), Bill Chambers (BCh), Alyssia Church (AC), Dick 
Cleary (DC), William Clifton (WC), John Corcoran (JC), Mary Creager (MC), 
Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Paul Dennehy (PD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Walt Durling 
(WD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike Epler (ME), David Farner 
(DF), Pamela Fisher (PF), Bob Fowles (BF), Norwood Frederick (NF), Ron Freed 
(RF), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Elora Grahame (EG), George Gress (GG), Carleton 
Groff (CG), Douglas Gross (DG), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Jonathan Heller (JH), 
Meredith Hopkins (MH), Sid Hostetter (SH), Anne Hurst (AH), Steven Johnson 
(SJ), Jon Kauffman (JK), Phil Keener (PK), Andy Keister (AK), Dave Kerr (DK), 
Chuck Kling (CKl), Chandra Kotzatowski (CK), Meredith Lombard (ML), Nancy 
Magnusson (NM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Roscoe van Muylwyk 
(RvM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Dale Plumley (DP), Bonita 
Portzline (BP), Kevin Raymond (KR), Rich Rehrig (RR), Deb Ruby (DR), Brian 
Schmoke (BSc), Bob Schutsky (BS), Nancy Schutsky (NS), Brian Shade (BSh), Nate 
Shipley (NSh), Stan Stahl (SSt), Susan Strassner (SS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Jesse 
Swarey (JS), Melissa Townsend (MT), Gary Tyson (GT), Jason Verdier (JV), Jason 
Weller (JW), Andy Wilson (AW) and Patricia Zaborsky (PZ). I apologize if I have 
misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on 
request. 

-End Transcript
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 Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: Lebanon County
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:51:48 -0500
I was at Middle Creek WMA and had 2 light phase Rough-legged Hawks.

One was in a tree near Sunnyside Road and the other in a tree along Rt. 897
near Chapel Road.

We had a male Pheasant along Chapel Rd. too.

The fog was getting heavier. We were there from 11:45 to 12:45pm.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 

 
Subject: New Facebook Group for PA Rare Birds
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:41:54 -0500
*This e-mail is being sent with permission by list owner Carmen Santasania.*

For those on this list that enjoy the features Facebook offers for
notification, a group has been created strictly for sharing reports of
chaseable rare PA Birds. Reports are welcome for PORC Review Species Only (
http://j.mp/PORCReview) or birds that have never been documented or
reported in Pennsylvania.

Individuals on the new group are also encouraged to continue to report
their observations here and to eBird. The new group follows a similar
format being used by birders in surrounding states and Texas.

Please feel free to join (your choice!) if this is a tool/resource you
would find useful.

Additionally, you can customize your group notification settings to give
you push, text or e-mail notifications when reports are made to the group.

Information on the group, including rules and etiquette and an option to
join, is available at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rarebirdspa/

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)
Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (03 Mar 2015) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:03:54 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 03, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              1              1
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 1              5              5
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       1              6             20
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 10:15:00 
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk

Weather:
Overcast day with moderate SE winds. Wintry mix ended the count early.  

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 9:12(Sub)

A light morph Rough-legged Hawk was seen a few times south of Whipple Dam
State Park on 26 when driving back to attempt to resume counting.

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk (dalpan44j AT yahoo.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: Long Tail Ducks and others @ L&D#4 (Allegheny/Westmoreland Counties)
From: Marge Van Tassel <marvant AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:52:14 -0600
2 Long-tail Ducks were hanging out with:
4 Red heads
6 Canvasbacks 
4 Lesser Scaup 
ABOVE the dam
22 Canvasbacks
2 Whitewinged Scoters
4 Bufflehead
Few ducks too close to the dam -- couldn't id for certain and rain was coming 
down pretty hard by then (this afternoon). 

BELOW the dam

Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County
Subject: All 3 species of merganser- Washington county
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:32:40 -0800
Tonight I stopped at Hahn pond. On the water I had 10 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 
1 hooded merganser, 1 red-breasted merganser, 6 common merganser, 1 scaup 
(still confirming id), 2 flyover gulls and lots of mallard and Canada geese. 
Matthew juskowich allegheny county 

Subject: Pheasant Valley Farm, Robesonia, Berks, Mar 3, 2015
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:31:38 -0500
At least one Rough-leg continues here. A very large manure spread was being 
applied to fields along Stricker Rd. and had already attracted many Horned 
Larks. The flock was too flighty to scan for longspurs and Snow Buntings, 
but it wouldn't be surprising if some were found. Short-eared Owls have 
recently been seen at the farm late in the day. At least 6 different 
Rough-legged Hawks have been reported from here in the last several weeks. 
The habitat resembles snowcovered tallgrass prairie augmented with strips of 
standing sorghum and corn. The farm raises and releases gamebirds for 
private hunting and dog training. It's easy to bird from the road, and the 
owner doesn't want people to walk into the fields.


> Pheasant Valley Farm, Robesonia, Berks, US-PA
> Mar 3, 2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.3 mile(s)
> Comments:     About 8" snow on ground.
> 14 species
>
> Canada Goose  120
> Red-tailed Hawk  6
> Rough-legged Hawk  1     Continuing light morph bird.
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  190
> Mourning Dove  2
> American Kestrel  2
> American Crow  27
> Horned Lark  400
> European Starling  300
> Snow Bunting  2     On road with Horned Larks.
> Savannah Sparrow  7
> Song Sparrow  1
> Brown-headed Cowbird  220
> House Sparrow  23
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22160749
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Lebanon County Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:17:50 -0500
I was at Meadow Lane today about 10:30am near Forney Road and had the
following.

The birds were feeding in the exposed grass that was plowed.

Horned Lark about 125,  Lapland Longspur -3, and Snow Buntings -12.

Most were feeding near the car.

Then at Millardsville Quarry all the water was open and everything was on
the main quarry.

There were no geese or mallards. These are most of the birds at  about 11:30
am.

Canvasback-8 still there, a nice male Redhead was new, Ring-necked Duck -41,

Greater Scaup 1 female still there, Common Merganser is up to 40,  the
Red-breasted Merganser -9 still there.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Lancaster County, late report, Duck ID request
From: Meredith_Lombard <000000184bf61e22-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:44:15 -0500
Greetings,

Sorry for the late post. I was recently reviewing some photos I took of a mixed 
flock of goldeneye, Bufflehead and scaup at the Susquehanna River near 
Wrightsville (Lemon Street access) on February 19th. Most of the birds in the 
flock are Common Goldeneye, but one with a yellow bill can be seen at the 
following Flickr links. I believe it could be a Barrow’s Goldeneye but would 
like opinions on this bird in flight. The bird in question is circled in most 
of the pictures. 


https://flic.kr/p/rreVMZ

https://flic.kr/p/qufu3u

https://flic.kr/p/rr8k2p

https://flic.kr/p/roWXFf 

top, right of center (not circled): https://flic.kr/p/r9MXJM

Main overview page:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/caritas_nature/ 


Thanks

Meredith Lombard
Subject: Chambers Lake, Chester County
From: Rick Robinson <birder18 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:26:08 -0500
Chambers continues to host good numbers of geese, both snow and Canada 
along with a nice assortment of ducks.

Snow geese, including 3-4 blue phase,~750 generally leave by 8:00AM, or 
earlier  (no Ross located); Canada number 3-4,000 in the morning.

Seen and reported by m.ob, : common loon (1), redhead (4), canvasback 
(6), bufflehead (1), ruddy (1), ring-necked-(26), frequently a hooded 
merg (1), common merg numbers vary (4), red-breasted merg now 
represented by a lone bird (appears to be a first year male), female 
greater scaup, male lesser scaup today (1), varying number of mallards 
and black duck (4).

Bald eagle has been seen on the ice removing any unfortunate goose.

Rick Robinson
Chester County 
Subject: Dan Small to Speak at DVOC Meeting on 5 March 2015 at Drexel University's Academy of Natural Sciences
From: Steve Kacir <setkacir AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:55:11 -0500
Hello Birders, 

The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) meets on Thursday March 5 at the 
Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The meeting features the program 
"Native Grassland Restoration and Bird Studies at the Chester River Field 
Research Station" by Dan Small. 


All who have an interest are invited to attend; the program is free with no 
admission charged. Club meetings will begin at 7:30PM and are held at the 
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 
19103. A pre-meeting dinner takes place at Asia on the Parkway, not far from 
the Academy. More details and directions to the Academy and Asia on the Parkway 
can be found on the DVOC website: http://www.dvoc.org/Main.htm 


The DVOC is monitoring the predicted weather situation for Thursday evening 
(March 5). Any decisions related to the Thursday evening meeting will be posted 
on the DVOC website (http://www.dvoc.org/Main.htm) and also distributed via the 
DVOC listserve. 


"Native Grassland Restoration and Bird Studies at the Chester River Field 
Research Station" 

Review of the 15 year effort to restore, monitor and manage a warm season 
grassland on the upper Eastern shore. Highlight our research, monitoring and 
banding efforts involving breeding grassland birds including Grasshopper 
Sparrows, Dickcissels, Northern Bobwhite and most recently Field Sparrows. 


Dan Small: 
Dan Small is a field ecologist for the Center of Environment and Society at 
Washington College located on the eastern shore of Maryland. The land-based 
research arm of CES, the Chester River Field Research Station conducts research 
on breeding bird response to a long term grassland restoration project and also 
operates a migration banding station, Foremans Branch Bird Observatory. During 
the summer months, he can be found out in the native warm season grassland 
leading undergraduate interns through the fields studying all aspects of 
Grasshopper Sparrow and Dickcissel breeding ecology as part of a long-term 
demographic study. Prior to settling in Maryland he traveled widely from Alaska 
to Tobago living the life of an itinerant field biologist enjoying the 
different parts of the world and of course birding as much as possible. He is a 
NABC certified trainer and has been banding and birding for around 15 years. 



We hope to see you at this next meeting (weather permitting of course)! 

Steve Kacir
DVOC Vice President
setkacirgmail.com
Subject: Hermit Thrush
From: Carl Juris <hbgbrdrs AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:20:57 -0500
I was surprised to see the Hermit Thrush on the back porch this morning. Maybe 
it is curious about what the birds are feeding on? It has never come this close 
before that I know of. 


Nancy 

Carl and Nancy Juris
Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (02 Mar 2015) 5 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:03:21 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 02, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              1              1
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              3
Golden Eagle                 4              4              4
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       5              5             19
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Very strong NW winds throughout day, particularly during the first few
hours, with gusts up to 38 mph! Temps ranging from -6 to 0, mostly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 9:58(Unk) 2:28(Ad) 2:28(Juv) 2:58(Unk)

BAEA: 4:45(non-Ad)

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk (dalpan44j AT yahoo.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:23:22 -0500
The Canvasbacks are still hanging out at the Hahn Rd AMD Pond. There were
11 there this morning, along with 2 Canada Goose hybrids and 2 domestic
geese.

Highlights from a short walk in Mingo Creek Park were 4 Pileated
Woodpeckers, a Brown Creeper, which put on a nice show, and a group of
about 10 Cedar Waxwings.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: Long-tailed Ducks, rare gulls, canvasbacks, redheads, etc. Lancaster County
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:23:15 -0500
Long Level had numbers of waterfowl and gulls. A white gull and a dark mantled 
gull were on the edge of the ice, too far to try to identify: possibly an 
Iceland and a Lesser Black backed. This is only a guess. 

A male and female Long-tailed Duck were together. Nearly a hundred Canvasbacks, 
also many Scaup and Redheads, and a Red-necked Grebe. 

I didn't see the White-winged Scoters: yesterday I saw 3.
Sincerely,
Stan Stahl
Subject: Shenango river sightings Mercer co
From: bill drolsbaugh <00000046cda72c3b-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:10:53 +0000
Sat evening around 5pm off of North Water ave here in Sharon  on the Clark st 
bridge myself and my son and a great friend Heather Merritt and her sons 
spotted 4 Canvasbacks males and their mates with 2 Bald eagles and 1 golden 
Eagle (imm) flashing its diagnostic white tail band all winging up river. At 
our next point of observation not a tenth of a mile further north at a pull 
off near Orangeville rd Int  we found Redhead ducks  Common and Rb 
mergansers, 3 stately Tundra  swans  a Belted Kingfisher ( male) rattling 
away, 20-30 Canada geese 1 wood duck all snarfing down the gizzard shad die 
off.  Today upon returning I found pretty much the same birds with the 
addition of 4 pairs of  Common Golden eyes and 3 pairs of  Hooded 
Mergansers  and 8 more Redheads couples and 2 G.Eagles some preforming their 
spring mating dances  eating and just being plain Happy  something we 
should all try and be happy through this final month of cabin fever 
           Bill Drolsbaugh  Mercer Co 

Subject: Photo Study Of A Rough-legged Hawk, Montgomery County, PA, 3/2/15
From: "Howard B. Eskin," <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:51:25 -0600
Being designated driver for a seven year old grandson on a "snow day" when
school starts two hours later than usual has its rewards. As we were
driving, Sam shouted out, "Pop Pop, look at the Rough-leg, isn't she a
buteo?" Can you believe that my grandson is a budding, birding comedian?
He was right, there was a light-morph Rough-legged Hawk in great light
just waiting to be photographed. Do you think that all the Rough-legs we
are seeing this winter are some kind of reward for having to endure all
this lousy weather? To see the Photo Study please click on following link:


http://www.howardsview.com/Rough-leggedHawkMar2nd_15/NorthernRough-leggedHawkMar2nd_15.hrml.html 


Regards,
Howard

Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA
Subject: Lebanon county waterfowl and field birds
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:19:06 +0000
At the Millardsville Quarry the continuing waterfowl included

10 Canvasbacks, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 35 Common 

Mergansers,a female Greater Scaup, and 42 Ring-necked Ducks.


At Meadow Ln and Forney Rd, south of Annville, along with

perhaps 100 Horned Larks were at least 2 Snow Buntings

and 2 Lapland Longspurs.


Tim Becker

Grantville

Lebanon County






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Subject: Lebanon county, Middle Creek, Rough-legged Hawk
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:24:13 -0500
Currently an adult male light morph RL Hawk in the trees by the Willow Point 
parking area entrance lane. 


Tim Becker

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Subject: white-winged scoter & waterfowl Westhall St Brunot's Island Allegheny County
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:23:04 +0000
Up from Doerr St on the 3 rivers heritage trail on westhall st there was a huge 
raft of ducks. in the group of ducks there was:CanvasbackRedheadRing-Necked 
DuckCommon GoldeneyeLesser ScaupGreater ScaupBuffleheadWHITE-WINGED 
SCOTER(1)Canada GooseMallard 

Subject: Fwd: ScienceDaily: Global Warming News
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:57:20 -0500
I don't know why we don't act as human beings to vastly curtail our 
human population-activity impact to save birds which have been around so 
long till now. The threat against the Galapagos's avifauna is a case in 
point. How ironic is that? What do other PABIRDERS feel? Sorry, a bit 
snarky this morning...

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County


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Subject: Redpolls, Siskins, blue birds-Springville pa
From: Jim Mac <jim_mac69 AT BORDENPHOTOGRAPHY.COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:23:41 -0500
On Friday we had nine Blue Birds and many Robins in "lawn". 
Yesterday we had over twenty Common Redpoll and two Pine Siskins at our feeders


Jim Borden
1325 Sheldon Hill Rd
Springville PA 18844
570-965-2505
Subject: Weekend feeder birds, Lake Meade/Adams County
From: Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:20:15 -0500
Good morning all,
Had a first this weekend. Might be common for some of you, but I had my first 
American Tree Sparrow ever visit my feeders this weekend. Bold little bird, it 
wanted the tray feeder to itself. I had 3 more Pine Siskin's visit as well. 
Still no Redpolls though. My Mockingbird did something I had never seen him do 
as well, he hovered eating peanut butter out of the peanut putter log.... Below 
is the entire list. 


Northern Mockingbird        1
DE Juncos        18
Northern Cardinal    5
Carolina Chickadee    2
American Goldfinch    5
White Throated Sparrow    5
Song Sparrow    2
Carolina Wren    2
Tufted Titmouse    3
Mourning Doves    15
House Finch    26
House Sparrow    10
Blue Jay    3
European Starling    12
American Tree Sparrow    1        (first ever)
American Crow    4
Northern Flicker    1
Red-Bellied Woodpecker    1
Downy Woodpecker    2
Brown-Headed Cowbird    2
Pine Siskin    3
White Crowned Sparrow    3

Take care all,
Jason Verdier
Lake Meade Adams County



Subject: Franklin County Ducks, Rough-legged Hawk, Lapland Longspur
From: Bill Oyler <oylerbill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:40:06 -0500
I birded from about 3:30 to 5:30 today on mostly snowy roads and in
freezing rain.  The plan was to bird the roads that meandered near the
Conococheague Creek between Chambersburg and Greencastle.  Just south of
Chambersburg just below the Boyer Mill Road bridge, there were three male
Common Mergansers and a male Red-breasted Merganser.  Then on Loop Road
there were seven Common Mergansers (5-M, 2-F) and a Ring-necked Duck (F).
Further south exploring mostly unfamiliar roads between Marion, Williamson,
and Greencastle, I found lots of good habitat of all kinds.  Best birds
were a Rough-legged Hawk (light) in a field along Stone Bridge Road near
Guitner Road, and a Lapland Longspur with Horned Larks in a field along
Shinham Road.

Bill Oyler
Chambersburg
Subject: Another Pine Siskin experience - Clearfield County
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:27:39 -0500
This morning, I was about 15 minutes late in getting my feeders put out, so
the 200+++  Pine Siskins were READY for breakfast! Even after hanging the 5
sunflower  feeders up and spreading sunflower hearts all over the deck,
there were still 6 siskins on my hands eating away, with 3 on each hand! SO
cute! After a little bit, a dominant siskin took over each hand, keeping the
others away. So, it was one siskin per hand, lol.

As Dan Richards mentioned earlier today, most of the Clearfield County Pine
Siskins have sent the word out that there is good food and LOTS of it at my
place. I am feeding about 100 pounds of sunflower hearts a week, along with
nyjer. I keep the ground feeding birds happy with the addition of white
millet. 

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County - near DuBois
Subject: Gulls and Red-necked Grebe Allegheny County
From: Aidan Place <placea AT WINCHESTERTHURSTON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:12:50 -0500
I spent some time this afternoon birding along the Monongahela River in
Allegheny County. I first stopped at the Braddock Lock and Dam. There I had
a glaucous gull, great black-backed gull, the continuing red-necked grebe,
a red-breasted merganser, and a leucistic ring-billed gull.
On the way home I stopped at duck hollow where I had an Iceland gull and
another great black-backed gull.
Subject: Rough-legged Hawk, Cumberland County
From: Ron Freed <rrfreed AT EMBARQMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:54:12 -0500
We had a light Rough-legged Hawk fly across the road in front of us and land
in a tree on the east side of Route 944 this afternoon, east of Carlisle
Springs, between Sherwood Drive and Mountain Road.

 

Ron Freed

Carlisle



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Subject: Allegheny River--Lock & Dam 5, Green-winged Teal and more
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:44:48 +0000
A stop yesterday at Lock and Dam 5 in Armstrong County gave us a Green-winged 
Teal along with nice numbers of Canvasback and Scaup and another Long-tailed 
Duck. 

The list follows:

> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:39:42 -0500
> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> To: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Allegheny River--Lock & Dam 5, Feb 28, 2015
> 
> Allegheny River--Lock & Dam 5, Armstrong, US-PA
> Feb 28, 2015 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 11 species
> 
> Canada Goose  1
> Mallard  20
> Green-winged Teal  1
> Canvasback  18
> Redhead  8
> Greater Scaup  27
> Long-tailed Duck  1
> Bufflehead  2
> Common Goldeneye  4
> Red-breasted Merganser  1
> American Crow  2
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22113387 

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

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA 		 	   		  
Subject: Cackling goose Washington county
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:44:53 -0800
Currently the cackling goose is feeding with about 100 Canada geese on the golf 
course off of southpointe blvd. Matthew juskowich allegheny county 

Subject: Riverfront St and 1st St, Oakmont, Long-taileds and Scoter
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:43:07 +0000
We found Long-tailed Ducks and White-winged Scoters at multiple spots along the 
rivers yesterday but Oakmont seemed to have the best numbers. 

The list follows:

> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:39:58 -0500
> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> To: kestrel22 AT hotmail.com
> Subject: eBird Report - Riverfront St and 1st St, Oakmont, PA, Feb 28, 2015
> 
> Riverfront St and 1st St, Oakmont, PA, Allegheny, US-PA
> Feb 28, 2015 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 8 species
> 
> Canada Goose  6
> Greater Scaup  2
> Lesser Scaup  2
> White-winged Scoter  3
> Long-tailed Duck  5
> Common Goldeneye  1
> Blue Jay  1
> American Crow  3
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22113142 

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

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA
 		 	   		  
Subject: Erie County birds of note
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:13:29 -0500
The following birds of note were reported this past week from Erie County, Pa.:


White-winged Scoter up to 3; all week; next to the Thunder Bay ship in Presque 
Isle Bay 


Long-tailed Duck  up to 7; all week; channel

Rough-legged Hawk  1 light; Feb. 27; Fairview Twp.

Iceland Gull  2 first cycle; to Feb. 24; Lake View Landfill

Glaucous Gull up to 3 (2 first cycle, 1 adult); Lake View Landfill and east of 
Dobbins landing 


Snowy Owl  1; to at least Feb. 26; Siegel Marsh

Northern Saw-whet Owl  1; Feb. 23; Erie
                                        1; Feb. 27; pines on Presque Isle S. P.
 1 found dead; early part of week; Edinboro 



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

Subject: White-winged Scoters - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:33:56 -0500
The seven White-winged Scoters that I reported yesterday at Dashields Dam 
continue this morning. 


also, there are four Long-tailed Ducks there and four Great Black-backed Gulls

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Siskins & Purple Finches - Chester County
From: "Barry E. Blust" <BarryBlust AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:40:49 -0500
Yesterday I finally had a siskin visit my feeders.  Today I have two.

I've regularly  had Purple Finches in the last several weeks, but just one
or a few.  In the past week or so their numbers have been increasing to the
point where I counted 11 this morning, 7 females/immatures & 4 males.

Barry E. Blust 
21 Rabbit Run Lane 
Glenmoore, PA 
Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County 
BarryBlust AT comcast.net 
Subject: Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk - Mercer County
From: Dave Inman <mercer.county.bird.guy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:24:16 -0500
Late post but wanted to pass along that I saw this bird Friday on my way
home from work in Grove City, PA. It is at least 90% white and was sitting
in a tree with another normal Red-tailed Hawk. Interestingly I had seen
(presumably this same bird) a leucistic RTH in this same area about three
years ago and it remained there for several months. All of a sudden one day
it was gone and although I have looked for it many times it never
reappeared until this past Friday. I'll continue to watch for it. Keeping
with the rules of the listserv I will not divulge the location except to
known birders who contact me privately.

Dave Inman
Mercer, PA
Subject: Pine Siskins, Clearfield & Jefferson Cos.
From: drichards7 AT VERIZON.NET
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 06:36:26 -0600
Yesterday morning I was pleased to have five Pine Siskins patronizing my 
feeders in Treasure Lake. I haven't had more than one or two at any time this 
winter. (Probably because Marianne Atkinson has every siskin in the county 
visiting her feeders) 


Later in the afternoon I stopped by my Grandmother's home along Big 
Run-Prescottville Road in Jefferson County; she had 10-12 Pine Siskins working 
her feeder, as well. 



Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
Subject: Gulls, waterfowl, Pittsburgh
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:42:42 -0500
There are still plenty of gulls gathering in downtown Pittsburgh these days.
Tonight among ~3000 gulls I counted 67 Great Black-backed Gulls, a new
single-site high count for the season (and all-time) in the Pittsburgh area
that I am aware of. Among these were 23 first cycle birds, also a new high
for that age class this season. Also present were four Lesser Black-backed
Gulls, 4 Iceland Gulls, and 3 Glaucous Gulls including the first third cycle
Glaucous I've seen this season.

 

Waterfowl have also moved onto Pittsburgh's rivers in a big way, with
White-winged Scoter especially well reported at several sites. There was one
present tonight with other waterfowl along the north shore of the Ohio River
as well, and I made a few decent photos of it, including one of the bird
taking a crayfish as prey. Photos here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/

 

 

Good birding.

 

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Allegheny County

 

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Subject: Waterfowl, etc Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:43:19 -0500
Conneaut lake

1 Red Necked Grebe
1 Tundra Swan ( 1 is dead on ice)
8 Redheads
4 Ring Necked Ducks
5 Canvasback
5 Lesser Scaup
10 plus Am Coots
50 plus Mallards
50 plus Canada Geese
1 Red Shouldered Hawk
1 Hooded Merganser

Pyamtuning area - rt 285

3 Rough Legged Hawks
10 Horned larks
400 plus Canada Geese
1 Bald Eagle

Pyamtuning Spillway ( open water near rocks)
6 Common Goldeneyes
10 Canvasbacks
10 Red Breasted Mergansers
10 Common Mergansers
5 Ring Neck Ducks
10 Lesser Scaup
15 Redheads
1 Bufflehead
75 Canada Geese

also the Eastern Screech Owl that is 2 blocks away from my place is back at
his tree

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


Good Birding

Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Mon River Sightings, Allegheny County
From: Jim Hausman <englishhaus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:57:18 -0500
Hello Folks,

Matt Juskowich and I birded the Monongahela River this morning from Duck
Hollow to Elizabeth Locks & Dam. Duck Hollow didn't offer up much of
interest other than a handful of great black-backed gulls and a calling
female hairy woodpecker that we enjoyed watching chip away at some bark in
a nearby tree.

We drove down to the Braddock boat ramp on 11th street and quickly spotted
an adult lesser black-blacked and several great black-backed gulls. It is
possible that we had two lesser black-backed gulls, however, the gull flock
flushed as we got close, and we were unable to relocate the lessers though
more great black-backeds flew in as we were observing. We soon picked up
one of the continuing red-necked grebes and a horned grebe, great for
comparison study. Many waterfowl were present, but we took a short drive
down to the dam and found another red-necked grebe in the retention pool
next to the dam. Quite an odd place to find a grebe, but it was cool to see
it so closely. Matt had a double-crested cormorant swimming in this pool a
few nights back. We much enjoyed watching the cormorants "play" with one
another as they splashed and divebombed each other by the far shore.

We stopped at the McKeespot Industrial Park, but there was little activity
there. The area does appear to have shorebird potential once the snow and
elevated water levels recede.

A quick stop on Harrison St in Glassport turned out to be our favorite spot
of the day. This place looks very promising for migrating shorebirds with a
substantial mud plain (though now covered in snow) with a small trickling
stream running through it to the river. A couple more great black-backed
gulls were here along with several other waterfowl with great up close
views of American black duck and mallards. Despite their commonness they
really are lovely in the right light, and we admired the brilliant green
head and sparking blue speculum of a male posing in the sun. Nice to see
color on these late winter days!

We briefly stopped along the train tracks by the Clairton Works and found
30+ common mergs swimming with gulls. We thought we had an Iceland Gull
here, but it flushed along with many other gulls as we approached on the
tracks and flew upriver and out of sight.

Our next stop was at Elizabeth Riverfront Park where we saw 21 Canvasback,
a few bufflehead, and all three merg species. We made the quick drive down
to Elizabeth Locks & Dam and found an adult lesser black-backed and a 1
cycle great black-backed amid the typical gulls.

It was a lovely, sunny, if a bit cool, morning to be out. Matt and I are
having a blast finding new spots to bird the Mon River and are hoping to
continue discovering more as the water opens again with the coming of
spring!

Lists for our day:
Duck Hollow
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22102836
Braddock Public Boat Ramp
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22103899
Braddock Locks & Dam
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22108829
Harrison St on the Mon
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22104749
Elizabeth Riverfront Park
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22105271
Elizabeth Locks & Dam
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22105547

Good Birding,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny County
Subject: White-winged Scoters -- Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Feb 28, 2015
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:02:30 -0500
On this beautiful clear afternoon, I was happy to see 3 White-winged Scoters 
fly in and land in front of us at Duck Hollow. They swam and dove for quite a 
while and were still there when we left around 5 PM. 


Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County


Feb 28, 2015
Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Stationary
0 miles
64 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:  
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.6.3
11 Mallard
3 White-winged Scoter -- Seen flying in - white wing patches on all three 
scoters. Also seen diving in the open water. 

7 Common Merganser
X Ring-billed Gull
21 Herring Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull -- Large size, dark wings, not a full adult. 
Subject: Clarion Co- snow buntings
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:34:19 -0600
Today after it had warmed up some in the afternoon I headed down the 
Curllsville-New Bethlehem Rd to check out the large snow bunting and horned 
lark flock that has remained in the area throughout winter. It's located along 
that road between Bug Rd. and Piolett Rd. with a large angus herd that is 
wintered on pasture. 


 The cows were all out on both sides of the road along with plenty of hay and 
chop spread on the ground. What a treat ! The day was completely calm, and very 
little traffic on the road. The ground was sparkling white with snow and the 
sky a deep clear blue. This large flock of mostly snow buntings with some 
horned larks thrown in, moved from treetops to ground and then flew over me 
swirling in a cloud of white and black against the brilliant sky, with their 
soft, buzzy calls being the only sound I could hear other than the sounds of 
the cows across the road making low huffing sounds as they plodded through the 
snow munching on hay. In the woods behind me a pileated woodpecker drummed a 
couple of times A very peaceful and beautiful scene. 


 I estimated the snow buntings to continue to number probably between 150-175 
and only about 50 or so horned larks today as best I could estimate. I would 
imagine that a longspur was around but I couldn't scope one out in the half 
hour or so I was there. This location is mapped in eBird for anyone that might 
still be interested in looking for these birds, and I was able to pull safely 
to the roadside not far from the flock. A scope is helpful but often they are 
reasonably close to the road that they could still be enjoyed. 


 I am anxiously awaiting the return of spring as the light changes more each 
day and it won't be long until I can hear the woodcocks again at dusk ! 


Good birding,
Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co. 
Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (28 Feb 2015) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:02:58 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 28, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                4              8              8
Turkey Vulture               0              1              1
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            2              3              3
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       7             14             14
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk, Nick Bolgiano

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk, Joe Sabo, Nick Bolgiano, Paul Fritz,
                  Robert McLaughlin

Weather:
Wind NW 1-5 mph, shifted to S 5 at 1600, sky clear, temp -11-0C

Raptor Observations:
RL: 1 light-type adult, 1 light-type adult male

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano ()
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: Lower Susquehanna Update, Southern Lancaster County
From: Bob Schutsky <info AT BIRDTREKS.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:34:47 -0500
Dear PABirders,

Here are some recent highlights from near our home in Peach Bottom, 
Lancaster County, on the lower Susquehanna River.

A Hermit Thrush continues its daily visits to our heated water bath, 
solely for drinking, not bathing.  There has been one here all winter.

A flock of 8 Eastern Bluebirds was feeding on Bittersweet in our front 
yard this afternoon.

Daily Pine Siskin counts this past week range from 15 to 50.

An immature Red-shouldered Hawk continues to be seen every day or two. 
It has also been in the area all winter.  Several times Nancy and I have 
seen it with prey.

A Peregrine Falcon flew overhead as I took a walk today.  It was flying 
upriver, low and fast.

Daily Bald Eagle sightings continue, typically 2 to 6 different birds 
each day.  Nancy saw an immature eating a fish in our neighbor's front 
yard yesterday morning.  We have seen occasional courtship behavior.

Today's waterfowl, as viewed from our front window, include:
Canvasback, 1 female.
Greater Scaup, 1 female.
Redhead, 1 male.
Common Goldeneye, 19.
Common Merganser, about 75.

Sincerely,
BOB

BOB SCHUTSKY
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Subject: Re: White-winged Scoters, Lancast
From: Pamela Fisher <kpfisher5560 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:21:44 -0500
My apologies, this was at Wissler Run Park.

On Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Pamela <
000000233af33264-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org> wrote:

> I just saw 4 White-winged Scoters along with 30 (minimum) Common
> Goldeneyes,  three Red- breasted Mergansers, a few Bufflead, and some
> Common Mergansers.




-- 
Pamela Fisher
KPFisher5560 AT gmail.com
761 Willow Lane,
Gap, Pa. 17527
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfisher/
Subject: Lebanon County
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:57:34 -0500
I was at the Millardsville Quarry from about 10-11 am an these are most of
the birds,

Maybe Mallards about 150, Green-winged Teal 1, Canvasbback-13 still there,
Ring-necked Duck-54

Greater Scaup -1- female still there, Common Merganser-25, Red-breasted
Merganser- 9 still there.

At Meadow Lane the car traffic was very heavy and the only birds were along
Meadow Lane.

In the grass in front of the car were 18 Horned Larks and 3 Lapland Longspur
feeding together.

Most were finding corn pieces along the road.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County