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21 Sep Terns, Allegheny County [Amy Henrici ]
21 Sep Ovenbird, Hooded Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Sep 21, 2014 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
21 Sep Connecticut Warbler Allegheny County [Maureen Hobma ]
21 Sep Franklin Co- Heisey Rd Migrants [Valerie Barnes ]
21 Sep White pelican seen anywhere? [Anna May Shaffer ]
20 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Sep 2014) 32 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep Some [Herb Flavell ]
20 Sep Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 20, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
20 Sep HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Sep 2014) 664 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Sep 2014) 234 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Sep 2014) 728 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Sep 2014) 543 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep Re: Odd WB Nuthatch behavior - Allegheny Co. [grant stevenson ]
20 Sep Vesper Sparrows - Allegheny Co. [ ]
20 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (20 Sep 2014) 930 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Letort Park, Middlesex Twp., Cumberland County [Dave Kerr ]
20 Sep Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2014) 30 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
20 Sep FW: eBird Report - 528 Boat Launch, Lower, Sep 20, 2014 [Glenn Koppel ]
20 Sep FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Upper Boat Launch, Sep 20, 2014 [Glenn Koppel ]
20 Sep Re: American White Pelican - Lancaster Co. [Ted ]
20 Sep Three Rivers Bird Club walk in Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Sep 20, 2014 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
20 Sep American White Pelican - Lancaster Co. [Ted ]
20 Sep Re: Odd WB Nuthatch behavior - Allegheny Co. ["Kate St.John" ]
19 Sep Odd WB Nuthatch behavior - Allegheny Co. [Jim Hausman ]
19 Sep Re: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago [grant stevenson ]
19 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (19 Sep 2014) 147 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Sep 2014) 698 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (19 Sep 2014) 244 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2014) 48 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
19 Sep HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2014) 848 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2014) 86 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep Re: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago [Michael David ]
19 Sep HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2014) 803 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago [ ]
19 Sep Lebanon County [Windstream Mail ]
19 Sep Northern Harrier, Schuykill Co. [Denise Donmoyer ]
19 Sep Re: Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Amy ]
19 Sep Washington County DC Cormorant [Cathy Brown ]
19 Sep VERY extralimital, Berylline hummingbird, Michigan [DAVID KOCH ]
19 Sep Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Mike Epler ]
19 Sep Lebanon County Connecticut Warblers, Lancaster County White Pelican [Tim Becker ]
19 Sep Re: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh [Brian D Shema ]
19 Sep Re: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh [Gerald Kruth ]
19 Sep Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh [Brian D Shema ]
19 Sep Re: HB1576 is off the table again ["Haffner, Catherine" ]
19 Sep A. White Pelican, yes (again), Lancaster County [Mike ]
19 Sep RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2014 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido ]
19 Sep 4 warbler species -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
19 Sep A. White Pelican flown, Lancaster County [Mike ]
19 Sep Lincoln's Sparrow Cumberland County [Vern Gauthier ]
19 Sep A. White Pelican, Yes, Lancaster County [Mike ]
19 Sep HUGE noctunal flight last night, western Allegheny [Geoff Malosh ]
19 Sep Life With Hundreds of Birds - Video - NYTimes.com [Zsuzsa ]
19 Sep Snow Goose Lehigh County? [dave leibert ]
18 Sep HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2014) 114 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (18 Sep 2014) 16 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
18 Sep Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Sep 18, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
18 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2014) 281 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2014) 528 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2014) 27 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2014) 124 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
18 Sep HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2014) 795 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2014) 67 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep Lebanon County [Windstream Mail ]
18 Sep White Pelican seen?? [Tim Becker ]
18 Sep Osprey-Washington County ["g. g" ]
18 Sep Duck Hollow-Allegheny County ["g. g" ]
18 Sep Warblers Custards, Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
18 Sep Washington County "visiting" warblers [Pat Hutcheson ]
18 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep eBird -- Frick Park -- Sep 18, 2014 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
18 Sep Re: HB1576 is off the table again ["kvanfleet AT pa.net" ]
17 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2014) 110 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep Wed, Birding Group - State Game Lands 156--Dead End Rd., Sep 17, 2014 [Barbara Hunsberger ]
17 Sep Fall Birdseed sale [Susan Strassner ]
17 Sep Allegheny Cnty - Boyce Mayview [Bill Zinn ]

Subject: Terns, Allegheny County
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:01:49 -0400
We birded Harrison Hills Park this morning, and just after we turned from the 
park road onto the main road I spotted a flock of terns being chased by a crow. 
We headed down to the Tarentum Bridge in hopes we would see them there. After 
looking around for a bit and checking on the Peregrine, we got in the car to 
leave. Just then the flock came by. We were able to get out of the car and view 
them after they passed over the bridge. Pat counted twelve terns, and the ones 
I got decent looks at were adults. We are identifying them as Common Terns, 
based on their overall gray wings. They continued on down river. This is a time 
when I wish you had instant replay. Birds of note that we saw at Harrison Hills 
are listed below. There was on adult Pergrine Falcon perched on the bridge. 


Brown Trasher-2
Swainson Thrush -1
Magnolia Warbler-5
Nashville Warbler-1
Black- throated Green Warbler-1
Pine Warbler-1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-1

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad
Subject: Ovenbird, Hooded Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Sep 21, 2014
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:42:48 -0400
Highlights this morning included a male Hooded Warbler, a beautiful Ovenbird, 
and a Black-billed Cuckoo. 


Good birding,
Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Sep 21, 2014
Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Traveling
2.2 miles
104 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide 
entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 9:36 AM. 
Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. 


2 Mourning Dove
1 Black-billed Cuckoo
2 Chimney Swift
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
3 Red-eyed Vireo
4 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
1 House Wren
2 Swainson's Thrush
8 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
107 European Starling
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
4 American Redstart
1 Ovenbird -- Hopped out on a bare branch. 
1 Hooded Warbler -- Male
3 Chipping Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
3 Scarlet Tanager
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
16 Common Grackle
1 American Goldfinch
12 House Sparrow
Subject: Connecticut Warbler Allegheny County
From: Maureen Hobma <maureen.hobma AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:13:18 -0400
I saw a Connecticut warbler at Beechwood Farms yesterday. It was at the
dripper. I am sorry I didn't let anyone know, but I thought it was a
Nashville warbler, until I posted on Id that Pa bird facebook page.  This is
definitely a life bird for me.

 

Maureen Hobma

Penn Hills 

Allegheny County

 
Subject: Franklin Co- Heisey Rd Migrants
From: Valerie Barnes <BarnesVa4 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:08:14 -0400
The abandoned orchard on Heisey Road was jumping with variety this morning.
Warblers included Black & White, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Blue-winged (!),
Common Yellowthroat, Nashville, Black-throated Green, and Black-throated
Blue. Two Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, many Cedar Waxwings, and a Scarlet
Tanager rounded out the highlights.

  Valerie Barnes

  Fayetteville, PA
Subject: White pelican seen anywhere?
From: Anna May Shaffer <000000412efce974-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:48:07 -0700
Was wondering if the White Pelican is being seen any where on the Susquehanna 
River today? If so where is it being seen? Can it be seen from the shore? Thank 
you. 


Anna May Shaffer, Hanover, York Cty
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Sep 2014) 32 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:09:02 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       7            103            107
Northern Harrier             0             10             12
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   9             62             67
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7            174            174
Cooper's Hawk                1             21             22
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk            7            828            829
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             39             39
Merlin                       0              7              7
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10

Total:                      32           1267           1280
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Chris Langman, Chris Pugliese

Observers:        Bob Kelly, Curt Calafut, Judy Mayer, Tom McParland

Visitors:
Dan Hays, Sarah, Sam Mayer


Weather:
Winds of mostly a southerly flavor, 4-8mph. Temperatures 61-75 degrees
Fahrenheit. Partly cloudy skies. 

Raptor Observations:
A slow day, but not surprising given the winds

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies-5

Predictions:
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Humid with highs
in the upper 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest in the
afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Some
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:30:26 -0400
Pa birders that are close to Cape May,N.J. might like this link. There is a 
Whiskered Tern there. 


http://keekeekerr.com/textalerts/keekeekerr

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 20, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:29:02 -0400
A nice wave of warblers brought 6 species through the yard this morning,
including the first Nashville of the fall.

Karyn Delaney



Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
Sep 20, 2014 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
27 species

Canada Goose  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Swainson's Thrush  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  6
Common Grackle  8
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19889047

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (20 Sep 2014) 664 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:09:17 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             52             57
Turkey Vulture               0             26             27
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       6            201            256
Bald Eagle                   9             97            125
Northern Harrier             2             18             21
Sharp-shinned Hawk          36            261            287
Cooper's Hawk                7             50             64
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            1              7              9
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              5              6
Broad-winged Hawk          591           5217           5405
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2             59             89
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              4             13
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             5             82            114
Merlin                       2             39             41
Peregrine Falcon             1             12             18
Unknown Falcon               0              6              6
Unknown Raptor               0             10             16

Total:                     664           6146           6556
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:45:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Beth Sassaman, Matt Wlasniewski

Weather:
Fog/Mostly Cldy, S-SW-SE wind 5-15
, very hazy

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:
Adult--1105,1105, 1218,1451 (2), 1457 (2)
Immature--1355,1440,
Peregrine adult-- 1454

Non-raptor Observations:
11 cape may warblers, tree swallow, 31 blue jay
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Sep 2014) 234 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:09:32 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           6             33             41
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           3             58             73
BE                           4             59             79
NH                           0              8             10
SS                          11            103            162
CH                           2             32             45
NG                           0              0              1
RS                           0              5              9
BW                         199           3844           4172
RT                           6            176            292
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           0              2              2
AK                           2             21             52
ML                           1              5              5
PG                           0              0              2
UA                           0              0              1
UB                           0              4              5
UF                           0              0              1
UE                           0              1              1
UR                           0             20             24

Total:                     234           4372           4978
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Deb Bodenschatz

Observers:        Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl, Karen Jackson, Tom Dick,
                  Tom/Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Janet Kuehl, Dan Foust, Keith Schlabach, Darren Schlabach, Brian
Schlabach,Royanne Schlabach, Regina Schlabach, Ed Schlabach, Pauline &
Steirick, Karen Jackson, Glenn & Rosie Spickler, Kelly Spickler, Jack
Julian, Fred & Diana Dall, Trini Regaspi, Sean Cosgrove, Tom Dick, Nancy
Ott, Bob Gorsuch, Scott Lohr, Marianne & Jeff Lavanirn, Tom Kuehl, Bob  &
Charlene Stewart, Erica & Rachel Puruczily, Gary & Susan Beatty,Diane &
Larry Wilson, Sherry Hartman,Attilla Harvath, & Seliena Kimmel


Weather:
Beautiful warm day, with light SE winds and partly cloudy skies.  The
valley remained fairly hazy until mid afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
We had really nice looks at a lot of the birds.  Many of them came directly
overhead, and a number of them came across the valley at eye level,
including 2 adult, 1 juvenile, and 1 sub-adult Bald Eagles and 2 Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
We had a great day for butterflies and dragonflies.
Butterflies:  66 Monarch, 3 Tiger Swallowtail, 1 Variegated Fritillary, 5
Sulfur, and 1 Buckeye 

Dragonflies: 11 Common Green Darner, 5 Saddlebags, 22 unidentified

Birds:  5 Blue Jay, 2 A. Goldfinch, 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, 3 E
Towhee, 32 Chimney Swift, 1 Downy Woodpecker, 6 Cape May Warbler, 3
unidentified warbler, 2 Black-capped Chickadee, 1 Flicker, 1 Hairy
Woodpecker, 3 Raven, and 8 Turkey Vulture.



Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of thunderstorms after 12.  Winds are
predicted to be 11-13 mph out of the WSW & SW.  Temperatures to reach 21.6
C.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (debbiebodenschatz AT gmail.com)

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Sep 2014) 728 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:09:45 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6             68            114
Turkey Vulture               5            178            308
Osprey                      13            169            218
Bald Eagle                   8             78            125
Northern Harrier             3             12             13
Sharp-shinned Hawk          55            300            316
Cooper's Hawk                1             20             29
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              7
Broad-winged Hawk          624           3258           3417
Red-tailed Hawk              4             72             97
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             5             29             40
Merlin                       0             24             29
Peregrine Falcon             1             10             10
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             65             92

Total:                     728           4288           4816
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:15:00 
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter:        Ron Kline

Observers:        Dave Leibert, Ed Sinkler, Steve Sushinski

Visitors:
Ken and Jenny Parsons, Brad and AJ Barbarock, Bob Parsons (all from Ohio),
Paul Heverans (14) and his mom.  Many visitors throughout the day, some
were better behaved than others


Weather:
Visibility 0-15 miles.  Fog in the AM, Temperature 56-71°F  Wind 1-10 mph
E, SSE, S, Cloud cover 100%-25%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: 1147a, 1149a, 1216a, 1217a, 1320i, 1401a, 1401a, 1505a
Peregrine: 1420i (flew beneath the hawkwatch)

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens (3), Monarchs (6)

The bulk of the Broad-winged Hawks came through in two hours and were
spread across the sky.  Thanks to the Ohio hawkwatchers and Paul Heverans
(14) and his mother for spotting many of the birds.

Ron Kline arrived at 7:00 AM, but the watch was fogged in.  the first birds
were seen after 9:00 AM.  Ed Sinkler relieved Ron at 11:00 AM, but Ron
stayed and helped until 2:00 PM

The late hours were very slow, but six Osprey and a Bald Eagle were
recorded.  I was Quigged twice.

Predictions:
A chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of
precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an
inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Sep 2014) 543 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:09:59 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                          12            207            248
BE                          14            137            220
NH                           2             20             28
SS                          59            545            565
CH                           2             56             71
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              8
BW                         433           5061           5322
RT                           9            118            204
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           7             85            112
ML                           2             18             21
PG                           1              6              7
UA                           1              5              5
UB                           0              4              6
UF                           0              2              2
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1             21             30

Total:                     543           6289           6850
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Yoder, Jose Medina,
                  Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Andy Francis, Marcella and Mohamed Iqbal - 81


Weather:
Mountain top fog until 10 am, then clearing with steady S winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 10:52, 12:09, 1:39, 2:35
BE AD 11:30, 11:40, 12:57, 1:55, 2:07(2)
BE WB 10:34, 10:52, 2:33
BE 4 YR 11:51
PG AD 3:09

First bird - SS 0740
Last bird -  RT 1652

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 139
Monarchs - 25
Hummers - 3

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

Subject: Re: Odd WB Nuthatch behavior - Allegheny Co.
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:02:26 -0400
...I believe that often a courtship gesture, as well, as the tail flick 
and wing spread, at least in the male WBNU, courting and aggressive 
displays are the results of the same hormones, like prolactin and 
cortisol, as the prolactin is a female hormone with mammals like us, 
because maybe they are stress hormones, whereas testosterone, the sexual 
feeling hormone for both sexes of humans. Golden eagles start courtship 
in September. I saw a pair talon locking, spinning upward, then diving 
together, at Bake Oven Knob in Germansville!

http://www.mpg.de/1050164/breedingSuccessBirds

Also, The Breeding Biology of Birds, National Academy of Science, 1973, 
a little old, but still good information as a general, beginning, 
treatment. University and college libraries could have this book via the 
Inter-library Loan (ILL) program at your local public library. Then you 
can make copies of the chaptors which interest you. Also, check ahead 
for your ILL Librarian at worldcat.org.

Sorry if I insulted you in any way, Kate; love your posts and blog!!

grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

On 9/20/2014 5:29 AM, Kate St.John wrote:
> Among white-breasted nuthatches, tail-fanning with wing-flicking is an 
aggressive display. I have seen them tail-fan in the spring during conflicts 
among nuthatches. 

> Birds of North America Online says the (added) wing-flick is anti-predatory 
so there was probably a bird/animal present that the nuthatch didn't like but 
not so frightening that the nuthatch left. 

>
>
> Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
> Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
>


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Subject: Vesper Sparrows - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:43:56 -0400
This afternoon I stopped at the Imperial Grasslands main pond

They cut the grass at the pond and left the tractor sitting next to it 

I found 2 VESPER SPARROWS foraging here on the ground with 7 Savannah Sparrows 

I also had six E. Meadowlarks here and the Pied-billed Grebe continues

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (20 Sep 2014) 930 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:09:18 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       2             55             60
Bald Eagle                   7             31             38
Northern Harrier             2             11             12
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12            102            105
Cooper's Hawk                1             26             31
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk          900           2185           2245
Red-tailed Hawk              1             34             48
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             1             15             21
Merlin                       2              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             2              4              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              4

Total:                     930           2563           2700
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Schwenk

Observers:        Jarrod Derr, Jeff Hook, John Nance, Linda McKinne,
                  Mike McKinne, Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
Sam Black & Pheobe, + 3


Weather:
Fog at start, clearing by noon, moderate SW winds under mostly overcast
skies, becoming partly cloudy by mid PM

Raptor Observations:
5 adult BE's (12:36, 2:01, 2:31, 2:51, 2:53)
2 juv BE's (4yr 12:55),(2yr, 2:53)
Ad BE  AT 11:34 trv east, Not counted

Non-raptor Observations:
8 monarchs

Predictions:
Light south winds & partly sunny, temps 65-75.  Late Pm storms. after 4
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Letort Park, Middlesex Twp., Cumberland County
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22:16:32 +0000
After detailing my car, I spent 4 1/5 hours at Letort Park this afternoon.

I had five species of Raptors:

Bald Eagles (5), 4 Adults and 1 Immature. The last BE, at 1731, was an adult 
and arrived moments 

after I had put the camera away. It was quite low and close.

Ospreys (2)
Red Tailed Hawk (1)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (1)
Cooper's Hawk (1)

Letort Park is at the southern terminus of a low ridge. It borders the 
Conodoguinet Creek 

and is about 2/10th of a mile from the busy Harrisburg Pike (Rt 11).

Dave Kerr
Carlisle
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2014) 30 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:18:05 -0400
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Subject: HSR: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Sep 2014) 30 Raptors


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           2             22             23
BE                           2             24             24
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           6             72             72
CH                           2              9              9
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                          17            621            627
RT                           1             11             12
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0             15             15
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1              1

Total:                      30            783            791
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:15:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Greg Grove

Observers:        Greg Grove

Weather:
Stiff S wind (not good). clouds decreasing.

Raptor Observations:
Imm BE at 1130.
Ad BE at 145.

Two other BEs (one Ad, one Imm) flying together flew over towards Jacks and
were not counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 monarchs
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Grove (gwg2 AT psu.edu)
Subject: FW: eBird Report - 528 Boat Launch, Lower, Sep 20, 2014
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:30:01 +0000
The good day continued at the RT 528 Lower Boat Launch of Moraine State Park, 
ten warblers found here. Good numbers of Bay-breasteds. 


> 
> 528 Boat Launch, Lower, Butler, US-PA
> Sep 20, 2014 12:55 PM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 33 species
> 
> Double-crested Cormorant  2
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
> Ring-billed Gull  3
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
> Chimney Swift  13
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
> Blue-headed Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  1
> Blue Jay  5
> Tree Swallow  2
> Black-capped Chickadee  1
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> White-breasted Nuthatch  1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
> European Starling  1
> Cedar Waxwing  12
> Hooded Warbler  1
> American Redstart  1
> Cape May Warbler  1
> Magnolia Warbler  1
> Bay-breasted Warbler  6
> Blackburnian Warbler  1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
> Blackpoll Warbler  2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
> Black-throated Green Warbler  4
> Chipping Sparrow  1
> Scarlet Tanager  3
> Northern Cardinal  1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
> American Goldfinch  3
Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19885117 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 		 	   		  
Subject: FW: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Upper Boat Launch, Sep 20, 2014
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:27:56 +0000
A pretty good day at the RT 528 Upper Boat Launch of Moraine State Park 
including a Connecticut Warbler. Nine total warbler species here. 

> 
> Moraine SP (IBA)--Upper Boat Launch, Butler, US-PA
> Sep 20, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:50 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 29 species
> 
> Double-crested Cormorant  2
> Great Blue Heron  2
> Turkey Vulture  2
> Osprey  1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker  1
> Blue Jay  7
> Black-capped Chickadee  4
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> White-breasted Nuthatch  3
> Swainson's Thrush  1
> American Robin  1
> Gray Catbird  5
> Tennessee Warbler  2
> Connecticut Warbler  1
> Hooded Warbler  2
> Magnolia Warbler  1
> Bay-breasted Warbler  3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
> Blackpoll Warbler  2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
> Black-throated Green Warbler  2
> Eastern Towhee  2
> Northern Cardinal  2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
> American Goldfinch  2
Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19885076 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: American White Pelican - Lancaster Co.
From: Ted <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:01:38 -0400
Just wanted to give an update and let everyone know after about 35 minutes the 
bird took flight and gained a lot of altitude and vanished beyond the southern 
horizon. 


Was not seen again as of my departure at 1315.

-Ted Nichols
Annville, Pa.
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 20, 2014, at 10:19, Ted  wrote:
> 
> The American White Pelican is currently on the Susquehanna River about 200 
meters south of the Blue Rock Rd Boat Launch, Washington Borough, Lancaster Co. 

> 
> It would be observable from the Avocet Point Overlook.
> 
> Regards,
> Ted Nichols II 
> Annville, Pa.  
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Three Rivers Bird Club walk in Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Sep 20, 2014
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:25:23 -0400
This morning I went on a lovely Three Rivers Bird Club walk, which split into 
two groups - I was in Sue Solomon's group of about 20 birders. Highlights 
included a Yellow-billed Cuckoo eating a caterpillar, a brightly colored 
Northern Parula, a Blackpoll Warbler, a Swainson's Thrush, and a green/yellow 
Scarlet Tanager. There was also a large flock of Common Grackles. 


The list below reflects what I managed to see - the group also saw a Towhee, 
which I missed. 


Jack's group saw some other warblers that we missed, but he is known to make up 
birds. 


Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Sep 20, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
1.2 miles
138 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes

3 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- Watched it eat a caterpillar. 
4 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Red-eyed Vireo
7 Blue Jay
1 Carolina Chickadee -- Heard calling. 
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush
12 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
33 European Starling
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 American Redstart -- male
1 Nashville Warbler -- Seen briefly at a distance, dropping out of sight before 
I could show it to the group. 

1 Northern Parula -- Very nice looks at a beautiful bird. Probably were two of 
them. 

1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager -- Male: green/yellow with black wings. 
3 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting -- females
73 Common Grackle
4 American Goldfinch
9 House Sparrow
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- This is not rare. 
Subject: American White Pelican - Lancaster Co.
From: Ted <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:19:55 -0400
The American White Pelican is currently on the Susquehanna River about 200 
meters south of the Blue Rock Rd Boat Launch, Washington Borough, Lancaster Co. 


It would be observable from the Avocet Point Overlook.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II 
Annville, Pa.  

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Re: Odd WB Nuthatch behavior - Allegheny Co.
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:29:12 -0700
Among white-breasted nuthatches, tail-fanning with wing-flicking is an 
aggressive display. I have seen them tail-fan in the spring during conflicts 
among nuthatches. 

Birds of North America Online says the (added) wing-flick is anti-predatory so 
there was probably a bird/animal present that the nuthatch didn't like but not 
so frightening that the nuthatch left. 


 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: Odd WB Nuthatch behavior - Allegheny Co.
From: Jim Hausman <englishhaus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:46:14 -0400
Hello All,

After dinner I observed a white-breasted nuthatch making its usual way head 
first down our silver maple toward the suet when it fanned its tail in a full 
spread, revealing its white triangles bordered by black, and began flicking its 
wings out to the sides, revealing the underwing's striking contrast of black, 
gray and white, before dipping and raising them repeatedly a few times. The 
whole scene was reminiscent of a northern mockingbird's wing jerks to scare up 
insects or a reddish egret's foraging dance to startle small fish. The bird did 
not appear to catch any insects after the display and promptly moved on to the 
suet as per usual, so I can't tell if the behavior was related to foraging, 
territorial display, (seems late for breeding), etc. 


This is the first time I've ever observed this behavior in nuthatches, and I'm 
curious if anyone else has observed this behavior or knows what exactly the 
nuthatch was doing. None of my resources mention anything about nuthatches 
performing this display, so I welcome any insights. 


Cheers,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny Co. 


Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)
Subject: Re: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:04 -0400
Thanks, Mike. Great pics!

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

On 9/19/2014 7:28 PM, Michael David wrote:
> For anyone who was similarly intrigued by the Hairy Woodpecker mentioned, a
> quick search turned up the following post complete with very nice photos of
> an adult Hairy Woodpecker with yellow patches from Connecticut in 2013.
>
> Here's the link:
> 
http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2013/01/hairy-woodpecker-with-yellow-patches.html 

>
> Best,
>
> Michael David
> Blair Co.
>
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM, Jack E. Solomon <
> 00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org> wrote:
>
>> Sue and Jack Solomon's list from yesterday. Selected observations at Frick
>> Park:
>>
>> Nashville Warbler
>>
>> Sue and Jack Solomon.
>>
>> Chestnut-sided  Warbler
>>
>> Magnolia Warbler
>>
>> Cape May Warbler
>>
>> Bay-breasted Warbler
>>
>> Blackpoll Warbler
>>
>> American Redstart
>>
>> Hooded Warbler
>>
>> Wilson's Warbler
>>
>> Black-throated Green Warbler
>>
>> Philadelphia  Vireo
>>
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>>
>> House Wren
>>
>> Most of the IDs are Sue's. My skills, never formidable, are waning.
>>
>>
>> Today, at the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Mike Smith told us he
>> observed a Hairy Woodpecker in Frick on Thurs., 9/11. It had a
>> yellow spot on its nape in the place where a male hairy would have a red
>> spot.
>> Peterson's "Birds of Eastern and Central North America" says (in the
>> "Similar
>> Species" text for Three-toed Woodpecker, "Rarely, juvenile Hairy or Downey
>> has a yellowish or orange cap,..."
>>
>> Jack Solomon
>> Allegheny County
>>
>> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>>
>


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Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (19 Sep 2014) 147 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:09:17 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4             26             26
Bald Eagle                   1             14             14
Northern Harrier             2              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          24             58             58
Cooper's Hawk                2              8              8
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk          105            901            901
Red-tailed Hawk              1              3              3
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3              6              6
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               4              6              6

Total:                     147           1035           1035
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Al Nelson, Dale L. Gearhart, Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Sep 2014) 698 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:09:23 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             62            108
Turkey Vulture               7            173            303
Osprey                       8            156            205
Bald Eagle                   5             70            117
Northern Harrier             2              9             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37            245            261
Cooper's Hawk                2             19             28
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              4              7
Broad-winged Hawk          612           2634           2793
Red-tailed Hawk              8             68             93
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             3             24             35
Merlin                       0             24             29
Peregrine Falcon             3              9              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               7             62             89

Total:                     698           3560           4088
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Al Grout, Dan Kunkle, Fritz Brock, John Leskosky

Visitors:
Ken and Jenny Parsons, Brad and AJ Barbarock, Bob Parsons (all from Ohio),
Al Grout, Len Hillegass, Guitar Dave Leibert


Weather:
Clear to pt cloudy, 48-70ºF, SE winds 1-9 mph, excellent visibility

Raptor Observations:
BE - 1043a, 1401a, 1530i, 1530i, 1648i 
PF - 1152i, 1709a, 1709a

Thanks to sharp-eyed HHJ who spotted some pepper-speck kettles that may
have gone unnoticed. Lots of eyes scanning in the afternoon were a big
help. Glad the Ohio Indians had a good day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens - 12, Monarchs 10, Hummers - 1, DC Cormorant - 2, C. Goose - 3
Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Norhtern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker,
Tree Swallow, Funnel Weaver spider (huge one)

Not all the action was in the sky. Couple and 3 pit bulls camping illegal
at the lookout. Threatened hawk counters with dogs. PGC Officer showed up
with shotguns and arrested them, escorting them off the mountain amid lots
of insults and unprintable language. Officers kept their cool somehow.

Predictions:
A chance of drizzle before 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy,
then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 5 to
11 mph. 
South wind days are usually good Broadwing days at Bake Oven Knob.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Sep 2014) 244 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:09:17 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       7             53             58
Bald Eagle                   3             24             31
Northern Harrier             4              9             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14             90             93
Cooper's Hawk                6             25             30
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk          208           1285           1345
Red-tailed Hawk              1             33             47
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             0             14             20
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              4

Total:                     244           1633           1770
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Brian Weaver, Gayle McKinne, Tom McKinne

Visitors:
John Strawser 


Weather:
WSW 1st 2 hrs.
NE 10-11am
SW the rest of the day
17.4c to 22.9c  CLCV 2% to 50%
Humidity 48% to 57%
Barametric pressure 28.70 inches

Raptor Observations:
BE AT 0948
BE AT 1148
BE AT 1224

Non-raptor Observations:
Canadian geese, commorants, fee-bee, pee-wee, blue jays
wax wings, titmouse, chickadee, tree swallow and pileated woodpecker.
22 monarchs
dragon flies
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2014) 48 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:40:49 -0400
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Subject: HSR: Stone Mt., Pa. (19 Sep 2014) 48 Raptors


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

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           2             20             21
BE                           2             22             22
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           9             66             66
CH                           1              7              7
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                          32            604            610
RT                           1             10             11
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           1             15             15
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1              1

Total:                      48            753            761
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Observers:        Jason Beale, Jon Kauffman, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Winds SE and E  AT  4-mph most of the day.  Air was cool with temps around
18C.  20-30% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1337(AD) 1337(ad)

Other Bald Eagles seen but not counted

AMKE (Female)

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift(4) and Cape May Warbler(1)

Monarchs(16)


========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Brackbill (jab56 AT outreach.psu.edu)
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Sep 2014) 848 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:09:56 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                          17            195            236
BE                           8            123            206
NH                           3             18             26
SS                          69            486            506
CH                          12             54             69
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              8
BW                         723           4628           4889
RT                           6            109            195
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           6             78            105
ML                           0             16             19
PG                           1              5              6
UA                           1              4              4
UB                           0              4              6
UF                           0              2              2
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           2             20             29

Total:                     848           5746           6307
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:30:00 
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Don Orris, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly,
                  Joe Lavella, Joe Yoder, Keith Gingrich, Meredith Lombard,
                  Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Aden Troyer, Rich Stevick, Michael Kadar-Kalin 30


Weather:
Sunny skies and NNW wind, changing to SE.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 9:08, 10:35(2), 3:17
BE 4Yr 10:30
BE Ad 12:39, 1:55(2)
PG Ad 3:29

First bird - OS 6:12
Last bird - BW 5:05

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 89
Monarchs - 99
Hummers - 1

CAGO - 22
DCCO
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Sep 2014) 86 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:09:17 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                      11             96            100
Northern Harrier             1             10             12
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   5             53             58
Sharp-shinned Hawk          34            167            167
Cooper's Hawk                3             20             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk           25            821            822
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             38             38
Merlin                       1              7              7
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10

Total:                      86           1235           1248
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers:        Bill Cranny, Brian Quindlen, Chuck Root, Gary Stolz,
                  Holly Merker, Judy Mayer

Visitors:
Dan Hays, Anthony Halpin, Kathy Delvacchio, Mary Bleecker, Mike Mostello,
Len Clupp


Weather:
A day dominated mostly by E winds, 3-15mph. Temperatures ranged 59-70
degrees Fahrenheit. Cloudy, becoming completely overcast by the midday,
then clearing through the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A nice little flight of Sharp-shinneds, but very few Broad-winged Hawks. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loons-2
Double-crested Cormorant-2

Monarch Butterflies-34

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the
upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Re: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:28:16 -0400
For anyone who was similarly intrigued by the Hairy Woodpecker mentioned, a
quick search turned up the following post complete with very nice photos of
an adult Hairy Woodpecker with yellow patches from Connecticut in 2013.

Here's the link:
http://ctaudubon.blogspot.com/2013/01/hairy-woodpecker-with-yellow-patches.html

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM, Jack E. Solomon <
00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT list.audubon.org> wrote:

> Sue and Jack Solomon's list from yesterday. Selected observations at Frick
> Park:
>
> Nashville Warbler
>
> Sue and Jack Solomon.
>
> Chestnut-sided  Warbler
>
> Magnolia Warbler
>
> Cape May Warbler
>
> Bay-breasted Warbler
>
> Blackpoll Warbler
>
> American Redstart
>
> Hooded Warbler
>
> Wilson's Warbler
>
> Black-throated Green Warbler
>
> Philadelphia  Vireo
>
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>
> House Wren
>
> Most of the IDs are Sue's. My skills, never formidable, are waning.
>
>
> Today, at the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Mike Smith told us he
> observed a Hairy Woodpecker in Frick on Thurs., 9/11. It had a
> yellow spot on its nape in the place where a male hairy would have a red
> spot.
> Peterson's "Birds of Eastern and Central North America" says (in the
> "Similar
> Species" text for Three-toed Woodpecker, "Rarely, juvenile Hairy or Downey
> has a yellowish or orange cap,..."
>
> Jack Solomon
> Allegheny County
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Sep 2014) 803 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:09:04 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             52             57
Turkey Vulture               0             26             27
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       7            195            250
Bald Eagle                   9             88            116
Northern Harrier             2             16             19
Sharp-shinned Hawk          28            225            251
Cooper's Hawk                5             43             57
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            1              6              8
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              3              4
Broad-winged Hawk          740           4626           4814
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3             57             87
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              4             13
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             77            109
Merlin                       3             37             39
Peregrine Falcon             0             11             17
Unknown Falcon               1              6              6
Unknown Raptor               1             10             16

Total:                     803           5482           5892
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:45:00 
Total observation time: 12.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Laurie Goodrich, Phil Campbell

Weather:
Clear to Partly Cldy, hazy, winds SE-E-S

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:
Adult- 602, 1152, 1229, 1314,1630
Imm: 1252, 1318, 1610 (two white belly),

one wrong way peregrine proceeded upridge in am

Non-raptor Observations:
144 waxwings. a smattering of warblers--mostly cape may in am, 110 Ca
geese, 7 cormorant, YB flycatcher, 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Yesterday; unusual Hairy W. 9 days ago
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:06:19 -0700
Sue and Jack Solomon's list from yesterday. Selected observations at Frick 
Park: 


Nashville Warbler

Sue and Jack Solomon.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler 

Cape May Warbler 

Bay-breasted Warbler 

Blackpoll Warbler

American Redstart

Hooded Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Philadelphia Vireo

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

House Wren

Most of the IDs are Sue's. My skills, never formidable, are waning.


Today, at the Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Mike Smith told us he 
observed a Hairy Woodpecker in Frick on Thurs., 9/11. It had a 
yellow spot on its nape in the place where a male hairy would have a red spot.
Peterson's "Birds of Eastern and Central North America" says (in the "Similar
Species" text for Three-toed Woodpecker, "Rarely, juvenile Hairy or Downey 
has a yellowish or orange cap,..." 

Jack Solomon
Allegheny County

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Subject: Lebanon County
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:49:23 -0400
Sid Hostetter lead 10 people and had these high lights.

We were SGL 145  at Hicks Road and Boy Scout Rd.

Red-breasted Nuthatch -1- Boy Scout Rd.

Brown Thrasher-3 

1 at Boy Scout Rd and 2 at Hicks Rd.

Then at Reistville ponds  at 2 pm they were at Fox Rd . and Prescott Rd.

Semipalmated Plover-1

Semipalmated Sandpiper -2

They were spooky and flushed alot.

By 3 pm they were gone.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Northern Harrier, Schuykill Co.
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:14 -0400
Spotted a female Northern Harrier along Frantz Rd.  Washington Twp.
Schuylkill Co. (near Pine Grove)

 

Denise Donmoyer

Sweet Arrow Lake 

Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.

nightowl57 AT verizon.net 
Subject: Re: Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
From: Amy <needmore.pa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:20:32 -0400
American Pelican still distantly viewable from Klines Run Park on the York 
County side of the flats. 


Amy Evans
Columbia PA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2014, at 2:48 PM, Mike Epler  wrote:
> 
> I spent the morning on the Conejohela Flats. When I arrived the water level 
was very low so I started upriver at Gull Island. This area has been more 
productive when the river is lower. 

> 
> I was surprised to find the American White Pelican that I had reported on 
Wednesday was still present. It was perched on a sandbar south of Big Island 
and was viewable from the York County shore. Just before 9:00 the bird flew 
east and landed near Rookery Island where it remained for a few minutes before 
flying down river. We watched as the bird gained altitude and disappeared out 
of sight over York County. When I moved down to Avocet Point just before 11:00 
I was surprised again to find the pelican feeding just downriver. Just before I 
left the bird took off and headed back upriver. I don't know if the bird is 
still there, but if I were looking for it I would scope from the York County 
side of the river from Kline's Run Park, just south of the Lake Clarke Marina. 
For anyone that may be planning to go out on the river to look for it tomorrow, 
keep in mind that the early Canada Goose season ends on the 25th, so this is 
the last Saturday. 

> 
> I had nine species of shorebirds, including an American Golden-Plover, two 
Black-bellied Plover, and two Sanderlings. 

> 
> I also had a decent raptor day with Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, 
Merlin, Red-shouldered Hawk and a small kettle of Broad-winged Hawks. 

> 
> There was also a single adult Common Tern in breeding plumage.
> 
> Here is my complete list:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19875985
> 
> Mike Epler
> Middletown, PA
>                         
Subject: Washington County DC Cormorant
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:19 -0400
At the spillway of the Cherry Valley Reservoir today, I watched a Cormorant 
sunning himself and then fly a short distance. Also saw a GBH that didn't fly 
away, at least 19 Killdeer that few every time I twitched, and one Solitary 
Sandpiper marching up and down the top of the spillway that didn't even seem to 
notice my presence. 

Cathy Brown, Washington County 		 	   		  
Subject: VERY extralimital, Berylline hummingbird, Michigan
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:49:29 -0700
You can feel the excitement from the listers on the Michigan list. When it 
comes to hummingbirds you just never know. One of these days a mega-rarity like 
this is going to be found in PA. 

  
Arlene Koch 
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Pelican, shorebirds & raptors, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
From: Mike Epler <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:48:08 -0400
I spent the morning on the Conejohela Flats. When I arrived the water level was 
very low so I started upriver at Gull Island. This area has been more 
productive when the river is lower. 


I was surprised to find the American White Pelican that I had reported on 
Wednesday was still present. It was perched on a sandbar south of Big Island 
and was viewable from the York County shore. Just before 9:00 the bird flew 
east and landed near Rookery Island where it remained for a few minutes before 
flying down river. We watched as the bird gained altitude and disappeared out 
of sight over York County. When I moved down to Avocet Point just before 11:00 
I was surprised again to find the pelican feeding just downriver. Just before I 
left the bird took off and headed back upriver. I don't know if the bird is 
still there, but if I were looking for it I would scope from the York County 
side of the river from Kline's Run Park, just south of the Lake Clarke Marina. 
For anyone that may be planning to go out on the river to look for it tomorrow, 
keep in mind that the early Canada Goose season ends on the 25th, so this is 
the last Saturday. 


I had nine species of shorebirds, including an American Golden-Plover, two 
Black-bellied Plover, and two Sanderlings. 


I also had a decent raptor day with Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, 
Merlin, Red-shouldered Hawk and a small kettle of Broad-winged Hawks. 


There was also a single adult Common Tern in breeding plumage.

Here is my complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19875985

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA
 		 	   		  
Subject: Lebanon County Connecticut Warblers, Lancaster County White Pelican
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:40 +0000
This morning at dawn Jarrod Derr, Steve Rannels and I

visited Swatara State Park at dawn, on a Connecticut

Warbler hunt. Along a fencerow separating a soy bean field

from an extensive goldenrod field, we were fortunate

to see two different Connecticut Warblers, that were giving

their squeaky dawn chips. A third bird seen was uncertain

as to whether it was a Mourning or a Connecticut. It had

a full grey hood and fairly extensive eye ring, but had a much

drier chip note than the Connecticuts. Jarrod got great

photos of the Connecticuts. We also found a Wilson’s Warbler

in the same area. 


Mike Epler was kind enough to let me know that he had the

White Pelican on a sandbar in the river, across from Long Level 

south of Wrightsville. We took off to see it, and were fortunate 

to get some heat distorted but identifiable scope views. The black

wingtips were very evident when it eventually flew. 


Tim Becker

Grantville

Lebanon County






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Subject: Re: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh
From: Brian D Shema <bshema AT ASWP.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:14:59 -0400
All,

 

Very sorry.  The date for the Passenger Pigeon lecture is helpful, isn't
it?!

 

Tuesday, September 23.  7:00PM.  Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.  614
Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

 

If the embedded registration link in my previous message does not work for
your browser, simply go to aswp.org and click on programs, then calendar
view.  Click on the program name and it'll take you to the program
description and registration info.

 

Best,

Brian 

 

From: GKruth AT aol.com [mailto:GKruth AT aol.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 1:55 PM
To: bshema AT aswp.org; PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh

 

Brian,

 

Hi.  It sounds interesting.  Maybe I'm missing it, but what is the date
please?

 

thanks,

 

:)

 

 

 

 

In a message dated 9/19/2014 12:52:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
bshema AT ASWP.ORG writes:

Hi all,



We are proud to present an evening lecture on the history of Passenger
Pigeons in western Pennsylvania.



David Scofield of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, Avella, PA,
will speak about the sites' archeological history as it relates to the
Passenger Pigeon.  Meadowcroft is the oldest confirmed human-inhabited site
in the New World and possesses one of the largest amounts of Passenger
Pigeon remains in North America.  Mr. Scofield will discuss what the
archeological record tells us about this now extinct bird that once called
Western Pennsylvania home.



The program is free and begins at 7:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.
Although free, we kindly request pre-registration on our website
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/aswp/event.jsp?event=19776   



We are currently displaying a taxidermy Passenger Pigeon on loan to us from
Carnegie Museum.  The mount will be displayed on Tuesday evening during the
lecture.  



Best,

Brian



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



Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!
Subject: Re: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:54:58 -0400
Brian,
 
Hi.  It sounds interesting.  Maybe I'm missing it, but what is  the date 
please?
 
thanks,
 
:)
 
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 9/19/2014 12:52:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
bshema AT ASWP.ORG writes:

Hi  all,



We are proud to present an evening lecture on the history  of Passenger
Pigeons in western Pennsylvania.



David Scofield  of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, Avella, 
PA,
will speak  about the sites' archeological history as it relates to the
Passenger  Pigeon.  Meadowcroft is the oldest confirmed human-inhabited site
in  the New World and possesses one of the largest amounts of Passenger
Pigeon  remains in North America.  Mr. Scofield will discuss what  the
archeological record tells us about this now extinct bird that once  called
Western Pennsylvania home.



The program is free and  begins at 7:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.
Although free, we  kindly request pre-registration on our  website
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/aswp/event.jsp?event=19776    



We are currently displaying a taxidermy Passenger Pigeon on  loan to us from
Carnegie Museum.  The mount will be displayed on  Tuesday evening during the
lecture.   



Best,

Brian



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



Connecting People to  Birds and Nature Since  1916!
Subject: Passenger Pigeon Lecture - Pittsburgh
From: Brian D Shema <bshema AT ASWP.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:08 -0400
Hi all,

 

We are proud to present an evening lecture on the history of Passenger
Pigeons in western Pennsylvania.

 

David Scofield of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, Avella, PA,
will speak about the sites' archeological history as it relates to the
Passenger Pigeon.  Meadowcroft is the oldest confirmed human-inhabited site
in the New World and possesses one of the largest amounts of Passenger
Pigeon remains in North America.  Mr. Scofield will discuss what the
archeological record tells us about this now extinct bird that once called
Western Pennsylvania home.

 

The program is free and begins at 7:00PM at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve.
Although free, we kindly request pre-registration on our website
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/aswp/event.jsp?event=19776   

 

We are currently displaying a taxidermy Passenger Pigeon on loan to us from
Carnegie Museum.  The mount will be displayed on Tuesday evening during the
lecture.  

 

Best,

Brian

 

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

 

Connecting People to Birds and Nature Since 1916!

 
Subject: Re: HB1576 is off the table again
From: "Haffner, Catherine" <chaffner AT PA.GOV>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:31:30 -0400
Thank you for your continued interest in proposed state legislation, and 
contacting your representatives to express your thoughts as constituents. For 
clarification, bills that have been reported out of a Committee (in the case of 
HB1576, the House Game & Fisheries Committee), but are still on the House 
calendar (until the end of the legislative session), must be reported as "on 
the table" every couple of session days. This is a procedural move. To the best 
of our knowledge, HB1576 will not be advanced in this session. 


Cathy


Catherine D. Haffner | Wildlife Biologist
Conservation Planning Coordinator
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Bureau of Wildlife Management
Wildlife Diversity Division
O: 570. 275. 3934
C: 717. 433. 1464
www.pgc.state.pa.us

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Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] HB1576 is off the table again

Support scientists and nature lovers only on any species designation 
committees!! Not bureaucrats or politicians looking to further their 
careers!...PLEASE!! Contact your state reps.! 


Grant Stevenson
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Subject: A. White Pelican, yes (again), Lancaster County
From: Mike <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:57:06 -0400
Earlier the American White Pelican had circled high and drifted out of sight 
over York County. Apparently it circled back and is now feeding off Avocet 
Point. It would be visible with a scope from the Blue Rock Road area just south 
of Washington Boro. 
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 16 September 2014 (two weeks)
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:07:55 -0400
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.16.14TWOWEEKS

Highlights:
CRESTED CARACARA (Washington County)
FORSTER'S TERN
CASPIAN TERN
SABINE'S GULL (Crawford County)
GLOSSY IBIS (Indiana County)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Erie County)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Crawford and Erie Counties)
WHIMBREL (Erie County)
HUDSONIAN GODWIT (Erie County)
STILT SANDPIPER (Erie County)
SANDERLING (Erie County)
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Erie County)
WHIP-POOR-WILL
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (possible, Allegheny County)
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Mercer County)
VEERY
MARSH WREN
WILSON'S WARBLER
KENTUCKY WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER (Allegheny County)
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (Allegheny and Crawford Counties)
CONNECTICUT WARBLER (Erie County)
BREWSTER'S WARBLER (Allegheny County)
BOBOLINK

Contributors: Donna Collett, Shawn Collins, Sheree Daugherty, Michael David, 
Karyn Delaney, Cecelia Hard, Jim Hausman, Timothy Johnson, Matt Juskowich, 
Glenn Koppel, Geoff Malosh, Holly McChesney, Mark McConaughy, Jerry McWilliams, 
Richard Nugent, Aidan Place, Matt Sabatine, Steve Sanford, Brian Shema, Jack 
Solomon, Randy Stringer, Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Daniel Weeks, David 
Yeany II. 


Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 2 September 2014 through Monday, 16 September 2014 (TWO WEEKS)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for 
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PLEASE NOTE: BALD EAGLE, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREEN-WINGED 
TEAL, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, both YELLOWLEGS SP., OSPREY, COMMON MERGANSER, 
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, 
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN 
WARBLER, etc. continue to be reported. 


ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 9/4 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, sightings included BLACK-THROATED 
BLUE WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA (RN); on 9/7, 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO, WINTER WREN, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, OVENBIRD, WILSON'S WARBLER, and more 
(AP); on 9/9, 6+ NORTHERN PARULAS and others; ON 9/12, 10-12 TENNESSEE 
WARBLERS, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, 2 NORTHERN PARULAS, 4 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 
8-10 BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS, 1 PINE WARBLER, 3 PALM WARBLERS, 5-6 
BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, 10-12 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 4 CERULEAN WARBLERS, 3 
OVENBIRDS, 1 KENTUCKY WARBLER, 7 WILSON'S WARBLERS, 2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, and 
more (BS); on 9/14, WILSON'S WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, 1 MOURNING WARBLER, OVENBIRD (JH). 


At Duck Hollow on 9/11, 1 SORA (MJ); on 9/15, TENNESSEE WARBLER, NORTHERN 
PARULA, WILSON'S WARBLER (JS). 


At Sewickley Heights Park on 9/12, sightings included BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 
WILSON'S WARBLER, BREWSTER'S WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, 
PHILADELPHIA VIREO (SD). 


On 9/13 at Frick Park, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and others (DW).

On 9/13 at Dashields Dam, 8 CASPIAN TERNS (MVas).

This week in Riding Meadow Park in Fox Chapel, 2 possible RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS 
(CH). 


On 9/16 at North Park, 1 GREAT EGRET and others (MJ).



BEAVER COUNTY:

On 9/10 in Economy Borough, 1 PINE WARBLER and others; on 9/13, 1 BAY-BREASTED 
WARBLER, 1 BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and others (KD). 


On 9/13 at Raccoon Creek State Park, sightings included OVENBIRD, 3 TENNESSEE 
WARBLERS, 2 NORTHERN PARULAS, 20 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS, 5 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 
50 unidentified BAY-BREASTED/BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, 2 WILSON'S WARBLERS, 1 VEERY 
(TJ); on 9/16, TENNESSEE WARBLERS, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, and more (DC). 



BUTLER COUNTY:

On 9/6 at Moraine State Park, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, MERLIN, GREAT EGRET (MJ); on 
9/7, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, NASHVILLE WARBLER, 2 PALM WARBLERS, 1 WILSON'S 
WARBLER, and others (GK). 


At Jennings Prairie on 9/7, sightings included 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 
TENNESSEE WARBLERS, 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER, 1 CAPE MAY WARBLER (GK). 



CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 9/5 in the Pymatuning area, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (MVas), 1 adult 
SABINE'S GULL (MVas, DW, SC), 1 REDHEAD (MVas), 1 CASPIAN TERN (DW); on 9/6, 1 
adult SABINE'S GULL (DY, GM, RS), REDHEAD, 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, SANDHILL 
CRANES (SC), PHILADELPHIA VIREO, LEAST FLYCATCHER, WILLOW/ALDER FLYCATCHER, 
NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, 6 GREAT EGRETS, 40+ flyover BOBOLINKS 
(RS); on 9/7, 1 adult SABINE'S GULL (MS, SC), AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (SC); on 
9/8, 5+ AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, REDHEAD, FORSTER'S TERN, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS, 
CASPIAN TERN, 2 GREAT EGRETS, 2 SANDHILL CRANES, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, 1 PINE 
WARBLER, 2 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS (SD); on 9/9 at the Espyville Marina and 
causeway, 1 adult SABINE'S GULL (reported to SC); on 9/14, NORTHERN HARRIERS, 
BANK SWALLOWS, SANDHILL CRANES, NORTHERN PINTAILS (SC et. al.). 


Near Conneaut Lake on 9/5, COMMON RAVEN (RS); on 9/14 at Conneaut Marsh, SORA, 
MARSH WREN (SC et. al.). 


On 9/5 near Geneva, 3 SANDHILL CRANES (RS).

On 9/14 at Woodcock Lake, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, OVENBIRD, 
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (SC et. al.). 



ERIE COUNTY:

On 9/2 at Presque Isle, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 HUDSONIAN GODWIT; on 9/6, 5 AMERICAN 
GOLDEN-PLOVERS; on 9/7, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS, 1 STILT 
SANDPIPER; on 9/8, 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL; on 9/11, 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER; on 
9/12, 3 AMERICAN WIGEON, 8 NORTHERN PINTAILS, 1 COMMON LOON; on 9/14, 1 COMMON 
LOON, 11 SANDERLINGS, 1 COMMON TERN, CAPE MAY WARBLERS, PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, 
and others (JM). 


At State Game Lands #191 on 9/9, 1 CONNECTICUT WARBLER (JM).


INDIANA COUNTY:

On 9/11 at Yellow Creek State Park, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (reported to MVan); on 9/14, 
1 GLOSSY IBIS and others (MM); on 9/15, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (MD). 



MERCER COUNTY:

On 9/4 at Shenango Dam, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (SS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

On 9/7 at Oil Creek State Park, sightings included COMMON RAVEN, NASHVILLE 
WARBLER (RN). 



WASHINGTON COUNTY:

Along Pleasant Valley Road west of Washington on 9/12, 1 CRESTED CARACARA (HM).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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AMYTARACIDO AT  YAHOO.COM

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Subject: 4 warbler species -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:33:50 -0400
Nice looks in good light at 4 types of warblers on a beautiful morning. Plus 
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks eating purple choke berries. 


Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 19, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
2.1 miles
67 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide 
entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 7:43 AM. 
Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. 

1 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Red-eyed Vireo
5 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
3 Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
10 American Robin
1 Northern Parula
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 American Redstart
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 House Sparrow
Subject: A. White Pelican flown, Lancaster County
From: Mike <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:04:56 -0400
At 9:40 the pelican took off, circled high, and flew off down river.

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow Cumberland County
From: Vern Gauthier <pabirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:38:06 -0400
Greetings!
The seasons continue to change and migration continues to progress. I had my 
first migrating sparrow this morning, a LINCOLN'S SPARROW where Farm Road 
crosses the Yellow Breeches. 

Vern Gauthier
Newville
Subject: A. White Pelican, Yes, Lancaster County
From: Mike <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:24:10 -0400
The American White Pelican is currently sitting on a sandbar west of Gull 
Island. It would be visible from Kline's Run Park at Long Level. 


Mike Epler
Middletown, PA
Subject: HUGE noctunal flight last night, western Allegheny
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:09:23 -0400
Just came in from round 2 of listening to the nocturnal migration over
western Allegheny County overnight last night. There was an enormous
movement of birds, including what must have been thousands of Swainson's
Thrush calls in total. Last night was one of those nights where there were
so many Swainson's that they remind me of a marsh full of spring peepers in
spring. Also outstanding numbers of Gray-cheeked Thrush tonight (the past
two nights have been the best of the season so far for this species) and the
first Hermit Thrushes I have heard here this year. Still a few Veery and
Wood Thrush coming through too. Lots of grosbeak, tanager, warbler, and
sparrow calls as well. Earlier in the night I may have heard one of the
large plover species (golden or black-bellied), I am pretty certain it was
one or the other. I'll have to go back and see if I can find it in my
recordings from last night. It will also be interesting to count up the
Swainson's and Gray-cheeked calls as there were a LOT of them. But that will
have to wait because it's time to find a woodlot... should be a great
morning!

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny Co.

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Subject: Life With Hundreds of Birds - Video - NYTimes.com
From: Zsuzsa <zs_horvath AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:04:22 -0400
From the New York Times this morning:

Michele Raffin has hundreds of birds in her California backyard, also known as 
Pandemonium Aviaries, where she cares for talkative parrots and is breeding 
endangered pigeons 



http://www.nytimes.com/video/garden/100000003119100/life-with-hundreds-of-birds.html?emc=edit_th_20140919&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=58129488 


Zsuzsa
Pittsburgh 

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Subject: Snow Goose Lehigh County?
From: dave leibert <xdave AT ENTER.NET>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:03:13 -0400
Howdy All,

two days this week I have seen what looks to be a snow goose AT  a little 
pond in Germansville.

It is chilling with two Canadas and a swan.

This spot is on the way to Bake Oven Knob.

Dave
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (18 Sep 2014) 114 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:09:25 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             27             35
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           6             49             64
BE                           1             50             70
NH                           1              7              9
SS                           8             79            138
CH                           1             26             39
NG                           0              0              1
RS                           0              5              9
BW                          89           3460           3788
RT                           6            141            257
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           1              2              2
AK                           0             12             43
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           0              0              2
UA                           0              0              1
UB                           0              4              5
UF                           0              0              1
UE                           0              1              1
UR                           1             15             19

Total:                     114           3882           4488
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Gowarty

Observers:        Gene & Nancy Flament, Janet Kuehl, John Kahly

Weather:
Light winds from NW;
Visibility 30 km;
Temp 12-17 degrees C;
Cloud Cover 0-90%

Raptor Observations:
114 migrating raptors
Golden Eagle- juv at 11:30
Bald Eagle-unknown age 12:15

Non-raptor Observations:
phoebe; blue jay; black throated green; cape may warbler; pileated
woodpecker

Predictions:
AM fog then partly sunny.
High 68 degrees F.
Wind from SSE 5-11 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)

Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (18 Sep 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:09:57 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1             22             22
Bald Eagle                   0             13             13
Northern Harrier             1              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             34             34
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk           13            796            796
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              3              3
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              2              2

Total:                      16            888            888
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Ronda Barnett

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 17, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:51:40 -0400
Yesterday's warbler wave included at least 10 Blackpolls.  There was a lot
of constant activity for about 15 minutes.

Karyn Delaney




Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
Sep 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Stationary
20 species

Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  4
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1     Juvenile
American Robin  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  10
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  10
Common Grackle  3
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  10     including 2 fledglings

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19871047

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Hill Park, Sep 18, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:49:16 -0400
Nice wave of warblers today  at the intersection of the Summit and D'Arment
trails.  Complete list below.

Karyn Delaney



Knob Hill Park, Allegheny, US-PA
Sep 18, 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
28 species

Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  3
Hooded Warbler  1
Cape May Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2     female
Pine Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1     juvenile

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19871295

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (18 Sep 2014) 281 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:09:19 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                4             59            105
Turkey Vulture               2            166            296
Osprey                       7            148            197
Bald Eagle                   4             65            112
Northern Harrier             2              7              8
Sharp-shinned Hawk          27            208            224
Cooper's Hawk                0             17             26
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              6
Broad-winged Hawk          214           2022           2181
Red-tailed Hawk              8             60             85
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             3             21             32
Merlin                       3             24             29
Peregrine Falcon             2              6              6
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               5             55             82

Total:                     281           2862           3390
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dave Leibert, Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, John Leskosky

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 59-68F, Wind 2-6 mph NW,WNW, Cloud
Cover 30-70%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1050a,1235a,1333a,1527a
Peregrine Falcon:1235u,1346u
u=un-aged
At the North lookout today strange noises were heard coming from below.
Upon further investigation it was discovered that these sounds were coming
from a Black Vulture that was sitting in snag overlooking the bowl. The
vulture made a series of grunting and hissing vocalizations for a few
minutes . It is believed that that this individual was a juvenile asking to
be fed by the other vultures it was with.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(6), Monarch(16), Hummingbird(2),Common Nighthawk, American Crow, Blue
Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker, American Redstart, Black-throated Blue Warbler,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Philadelphia Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Magnolia
Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Cedar Waxwing

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 7 to 9 mph. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (18 Sep 2014) 528 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:09:15 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           8            178            219
BE                           7            115            198
NH                           0             15             23
SS                          57            417            437
CH                           5             42             57
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              8
BW                         424           3905           4166
RT                           8            103            189
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                          15             72             99
ML                           4             16             19
PG                           0              4              5
UA                           0              3              3
UB                           0              4              6
UF                           0              2              2
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0             18             27

Total:                     528           4898           5459
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:45:00 
Total observation time: 11.75 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella, Joe Yoder,
                  Meredith Lombard, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Kim Van Fleet and the Dickinson College Environmental Studies Class (22),
Dickinson College Marine Biology Class (22), 18


Weather:
Morning clouds gave way to fair skies and NNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE 4Yr 10:35
BE AD 12:01, 12:05, 2:11, 4:59
BE Juv 11:40 (2)

First bird - SS 7:35
Last bird -  OS 5:35

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 130
Hummers - 5
Monarchs - 76
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (18 Sep 2014) 27 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:09:54 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       4             46             51
Bald Eagle                   2             21             28
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             76             79
Cooper's Hawk                3             19             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk           13           1077           1137
Red-tailed Hawk              3             32             46
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             0             14             20
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              4

Total:                      27           1389           1526
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        Brian Weaver, Gary Koppenhaver, Jay George, Joan Renninger,
                  Rosemary Spreha

Visitors:
2 plus observers listed


Weather:
A mostly cloudless day with a gentle north breeze. Visibility fair.
Temperature range of 55 to 70F. Winds north less than 7 mph throughout the
day

Raptor Observations:
First bird, OS, 9:04
BE ( adult ) 11:15
BE ( im ) 1:04

Raptors, with exception of 3 osprey, were observed at limit of 12X
binoculars

Non-raptor Observations:
Very little bird activity. Few vultures, very few song birds, only 4
monarchs.

Predictions:
much the same as today
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2014) 124 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:23:20 -0400
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Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:09:45 PM
Subject: HSR: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Sep 2014) 124 Raptors


Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             18             19
BE                           0             20             20
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           8             57             57
CH                           0              6              6
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                         105            572            578
RT                           1              9             10
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           8             14             14
ML                           2              3              3
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1              1

Total:                     124            705            713
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Trudy Kyler

Observers:        David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
Kestrel-Male 3, Female 3, Unknown 2

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift 2, Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Monarch 10
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler AT verizon.net)
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Sep 2014) 795 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:09:41 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             51             56
Turkey Vulture               0             26             27
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       8            188            243
Bald Eagle                   6             79            107
Northern Harrier             1             14             17
Sharp-shinned Hawk          19            197            223
Cooper's Hawk                4             38             52
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk          750           3886           4074
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             54             84
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              4             13
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             5             77            109
Merlin                       2             34             36
Peregrine Falcon             0             11             17
Unknown Falcon               0              5              5
Unknown Raptor               0              9             15

Total:                     795           4679           5089
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Bob Davidheiser, David Barber

Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, NW winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1155I, 1155I, 1225A, 1240A, 1240A, 1700I

Non-raptor Observations:
Flock of over 2000 common grackles, common nighthawk, wood thrush,
red-breasted nuthatch, purple finch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (18 Sep 2014) 67 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:09:19 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       8             85             89
Northern Harrier             2              9             11
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   3             48             53
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11            133            133
Cooper's Hawk                1             17             18
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk           40            796            797
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             32             32
Merlin                       1              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10

Total:                      67           1149           1162
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Eberly, Gary Becker

Observers:        Gary Becker, Holly Merker, John D'Amico, Skip Conant

Visitors:
Frances Keidel, Max Smith


Weather:
Morning was partly cloudy with no wind, but by midday and early afternoon,
the sky was blanketed by heavy dark clouds that spit some drizzle. Some
moderate clearing occurred after 3pm, followed by sunny skies in the 4-5
hour. Winds were variable today, shifting from NW to W to S by the end of
the count. Temperatures 63-70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:

A somewhat slow day for migrating raptors over our site. Maybe the heavy
bank of clouds was problematic, and the lack of thermals certainly didn't
do us any favors. 



Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant- 13
Herring Gull-1 adult

HUMMINGBIRD- 13 <--this is a high count. All were seen after 14:30 EDT, and
there were three pairs noted flying and engaging in what appeared as
aggressive interaction while in flight.

Monarch Butterfly-1

Predictions:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming
north after midnight.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Lebanon County
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:10:14 -0400
At Reistville ponds along Prescott Rd. I had these highlights.

Semipalmated  Plover-1

Semipalmated Sandpiper-2

Pectoral Sandpiper is up to 3

Also the tour road at MCWMA closes this weekend.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: White Pelican seen??
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:35:06 -0400
I was wondering if anyone tried for the White Pelican today that Mike Epler 
found yesterday in the river in Lancaster County? I might have some time to 
look from shore tomorrow, and was curious if it was still around. 


Tim Becker
Lebanon County

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Osprey-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:52:19 -0400
Late this morning I saw an Osprey again, flying towards Lake Joann from
Timber Lake.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: Duck Hollow-Allegheny County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:50:15 -0400
This morning there were 22 Mallards, 1 Double-crested Cormorant, 6 Common
Mergansers and 1 Solitary Sandpiper present. The sandpiper took off when a
barge came upriver and I did not see it again. One merganser was on the
water directly below the parking area, providing nice views and 5 more were
further upriver, viewable through a scope.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: Warblers Custards, Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:33:50 -0400
I birded before work today for an hour around Custards and the game lands.
 I had 2 waves of warblers

3 Black Throated Green Warblers
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
4 Am Redstarts
7 ish Magnolias
2 Black and White Warblers
2 Red Eye Vireos
1 Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
1 Yellow Billed Cuckoo
2 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Good Birding
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/



Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Washington County "visiting" warblers
From: Pat Hutcheson <0000001a0b1f86e1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:15:51 -0400
The following warblers "visited" in East Finley Twp. Washington County Sept 
 12 thru Sept 15, 2014:
 
 
Nashville warbler
Magnolia warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Hooded Warbler
Bay-breasted warbler
Wilson's Warbler
 
Pat Hutcheson    Eat Finley Twp. Washington  County
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:09:37 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       8             42             47
Bald Eagle                   1             19             26
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12             74             77
Cooper's Hawk                1             16             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk           87           1064           1124
Red-tailed Hawk              4             29             43
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             2             14             20
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              4

Total:                     116           1362           1499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Ellis Blauch, Fred Habbeger, Gayle McKinne, Jay George,
                  Steve Walthius, Sue Cooper, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
10+ visitors including Sue & Gary Robson


Weather:
Temp's in the 50's early rising into the low 70's. Clear skies with winds
generally out of the north.


Raptor Observations:
Big Broad-winged flight failed to materialize but mid day brought a nice
variety including Peregrine in the 3 to 4 EDT hour and late day immature
Bald Eagle AT  5:01 EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-13; Scarlet Tanagers,Eastern Wood Peewee,Phoebe, CHSW's,resident
Red-Shouldered Hawk, Raven, local and migrating Hummer's; Metlife
Blimp AT 11:30 EDT south of Annville.

Predictions:
Same weather as today, everyone hopeful for a Broad-winged Hawk movement?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- Sep 18, 2014
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:04:07 -0400
This morning I saw a nice wave of warblers and a Philadelphia Vireo, which was 
briefly chased by a Redstart. Also saw a Black-billed Cuckoo eat a caterpillar. 


Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 18, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
1.5 miles
56 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide 
entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 8:02 AM. 
Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. 

1 Black-billed Cuckoo -- Ate a caterpillar. 
2 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Philadelphia Vireo -- Next to off leash area. Was chased by a redstart. 
2 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee -- Heard calling. 
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Carolina Wren
14 American Robin
3 Cedar Waxwing
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
3 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 House Sparrow
Subject: Re: HB1576 is off the table again
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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:18 -0400
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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2014) 110 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:09:55 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                      10             77             81
Northern Harrier             0              7              9
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2             45             50
Sharp-shinned Hawk          33            122            122
Cooper's Hawk                4             16             17
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk           54            756            757
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             31             31
Merlin                       1              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             10             10

Total:                     110           1082           1095
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers:        Bill Cranny, Chuck Root, Gary Stolz, John D'Amico,
                  Judy Mayer, Mike Gallagher

Visitors:
Keith Symons, Mary Bleecker, Francis Keidel, Dennis McNight, Pat Bolger,
Elizabeth Haney


Weather:
A nice day with mild temperatures, and great hawkwatching clouds to fill
the sky. Light winds variable throughout the day, shifting from NE to WSW
to S. 

Raptor Observations:
Not the biggest bang for our buck on the Broad-wingeds for today's calendar
date. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk-2
Hummingbirds-4
COMMON RAVENS- Two in the distance (west). This is still considered a
fairly rare bird in this part of PA. One known nesting pair resides within
a few miles of our site. 

Monarch Butterflies-9


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

Subject: Wed, Birding Group - State Game Lands 156--Dead End Rd., Sep 17, 2014
From: Barbara Hunsberger <phunsberger AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:24:06 -0400
State Game Lands 156--Dead End Rd., Lancaster, US-PA Sep 17, 2014 7:00 AM - 
11:00 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Steve Rannals leader, 58 degrees starting temp., only 2 flocks of 
warblers viewed 

32 species

Canada Goose  12
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Chimney Swift  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  20
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  8
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  3
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  6
European Starling  13
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Magnolia Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  4
White-throated Sparrow  1     viewed by group
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  2
American Goldfinch  2
Subject: Fall Birdseed sale
From: Susan Strassner <00000032ef6dddf8-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:05:55 -0400
Fall Birdseed Sale

 

Appalachian Audubon Society will sponsor its annual birdseed sale on Friday, 
September 26th from 3pm8pm and Saturday September 27th from 9am  2pm at the 
side entrance of Boscovs in the Camp Hill Shopping Center. Seed selections and 
preorder information are available on our website www.appalachianaudubon.org. 
Additional seed will be available on sale days for those who have not 
preordered and a variety of bird feeders will also be offered at the sale. 
Proceeds from this event benefit Appalachian Audubon conservation and education 
activities. Please check the website for more information and a schedule of all 
activities which open to the public. 


NOTE: Mail in orders must be received by Friday, September 19th and online 
Pre-Orders must be placed by Saturday, September 20th. 


We hope to see you at the sale.
Subject: Allegheny Cnty - Boyce Mayview
From: Bill Zinn <wgzinn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:59:13 -0400
While hiking at Boyce Mayview Park we found a piece of currency.  If you
think you lost this money on Wed., contact me via e-mail.

wgzinn AT gmail.com

 

Bill Z.