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17 Apr HSR: Allegheny Front (14 Apr 2014) 86 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Apr Northeast Moraine SP; Butler County; 04/16/2014 [Richard Nugent ]
17 Apr 30 degree Whip-poor-will/Franklin CO [Bob Keener ]
17 Apr Results of our Longwood Gardens walk, including Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Palm Warblers, Rough-winged Swallow, Sapsucker, much more - Chester County [Larry Lewis & Kathleen Pileggi ]
16 Apr OT, NJ Banding, Island Beach State Park, NJ [Tom Dougherty ]
16 Apr Returning warblers, Forster's Tern photos, Allegheny Co. [Geoff Malosh ]
16 Apr HSR: Tussey Mountain (16 Apr 2014) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Apr listserv update ["Carmen T. Santasania" ]
16 Apr HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Apr 2014) 12 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Apr Heron Rookery York [Alan Wells ]
16 Apr HSR: Allegheny Front (16 Apr 2014) 5 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Apr orange-crowned warbler identification [jerry stanley ]
16 Apr Central PA Birdline for 9.17.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
16 Apr Re: Swallows-Hahn Rd AMD Pond-Washington Countu [Ryan Tomazin ]
16 Apr Re: Orange-crowned Warbler (Mercer County) [Dave Inman ]
16 Apr Swallows-Hahn Rd AMD Pond-Washington Countu ["g. g" ]
16 Apr Orange-crowned Warbler (Mercer County) [Dave Inman ]
16 Apr Red-shouldered Hawk; Susquehanna Co [Evan Mann ]
16 Apr RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 April 2014 (plain text) [Amy Taracido ]
16 Apr Bald Eagles Palmyra [Alan Wells ]
16 Apr Frick Park, Allegheny County, Pine Warbler, et al. ["Jack E. Solomon" ]
16 Apr Purple Martins and Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows. Lebanon, Lancaster counties [ ]
16 Apr Re: egg layed in tray feeder [Marge Van Tassel ]
16 Apr Dauphin County - Harrisburg Peregrine Falcon eggs to hatch soon [Sue Hannon ]
16 Apr Re: egg layed in tray feeder [Greg Tandy ]
16 Apr Re: egg layed in tray feeder [Gerald Kruth ]
16 Apr egg layed in tray feeder [Jason Verdier ]
16 Apr 27 degree woodcock/Franklin CO [Bob Keener ]
15 Apr Appalachian Audubon Spring Native Plant Sale [Susan Strassner ]
15 Apr York City, Great Egret [Amy Evans ]
15 Apr Forster's Tern - Allegheny Co. [mvas1200 AT yahoo.com ]
15 Apr fallout birds, berks [Rudolph Keller ]
15 Apr Nest/Eggs photo request [Robert Mulvihill ]
15 Apr Need photo of bird eggs [Robert Mulvihill ]
15 Apr HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Apr 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Apr Bird houses [Herb Flavell ]
15 Apr No Sparrow is stealing my house [herb1013 ]
15 Apr Lebanon county, Memorial and Marquette lakes [Tim Becker ]
15 Apr Peregrine Falcons, Tarentum Bridge, Allegheny County [Dave Kerr ]
15 Apr RFI: packing scopes for air and (AK) wilderness travel [Kim & Jeff Brinker ]
16 Apr Re: OT - Frog Calls [Denise Donmoyer ]
15 Apr White throated sparrow, FOY flicker, rufous sided towhees [Adam Hinchberger ]
15 Apr Wayne CO FOY E Towhee [Sandra Ward Povse ]
15 Apr Greene Co. sightings [Jerry & Marjorie Howard ]
15 Apr Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson ]
14 Apr Flickers courting, Washington Co. [Cathy Brown ]
14 Apr Osprey Bristol Township Bucks County First of the Year [Linda Rowan ]
14 Apr Update on list problems ["Carmen T. Santasania" ]
14 Apr HSR: Tussey Mountain (14 Apr 2014) 280 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
14 Apr list updaate ["Carmen T. Santasania" ]
14 Apr HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Apr 2014) 77 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
14 Apr Wildwood Park Dauphin Co [Alan Wells ]
14 Apr Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail ]
14 Apr Jennings Prairie and nearby; Butler County; 04/14/2014 [Richard Nugent ]
14 Apr Re: Golden Eagles at Octorara Reservoir? [Patrick Millar ]
14 Apr Golden Eagles at Octorara Reservoir? [Thomas Wilson ]
14 Apr Osprey, Hummelstown (Dauphin County) [Chandra Kotzatoski ]
14 Apr Fw: Rejected posting to PABIRDS@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG [herb1013 ]
14 Apr blue-winged teal - Washington County [Cathy Brown ]
14 Apr FOY S. Wayne CO [Sandra Ward Povse ]
14 Apr Ruby-crowned kinglet, YB sapsucker, Schenley , Pittsburgh ["Kate St.John" ]
14 Apr Chipping Sparrow,Louisiana Waterthrush, Cowbirs, Etc Washington County [Pat Hutcheson ]
14 Apr Peace Valley Park (IBA)- Bucks Co. (4/6-4/12) [August Mirabella ]
13 Apr Yellow-throated Warbler, Northampton County [Adam Smith ]
14 Apr Luzerne Co. Birdwalk - Sat, April 19 [Dave Kruel ]
14 Apr OT - Frog Calls [Dave Kruel ]
13 Apr FOY Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Near Equinuck, N. Wayne Co. [Trudy Gerlach ]
13 Apr FOY Tree Swallow, mating Kestrels, N. Wayne Co. yesterday. [Trudy Gerlach ]
13 Apr FOY Birds Bradford Co. [Trudy Gerlach ]
13 Apr BH Vireo, B Thrasher, B&W Warb Franklin Co [Bob Keener ]
13 Apr Ohiopyle State Park-Fayette County ["g. g" ]
13 Apr Blue-winged Teal - Washington Co. [Cathy Brown ]
13 Apr Unbelievable occurrence at Tarentum Bridge this afternoon (Allegh Co) [Robert Protz ]
13 Apr Mercer Co weekend birds [Steve Sanford ]
13 Apr FOY Brown Thrasher and BLGnatcatchers (Ind.co) [Marcy Cunkelman ]
13 Apr Rose-breasted Grosbeak, allegheny Co. [Amy Henrici ]
13 Apr Small Blue Bird ID Help (Highland Park - Allegheny County) [TODD HOOE ]

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (14 Apr 2014) 86 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:04:58 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                          18             69            270
OS                           5             18             19
BE                           0              6              9
NH                           1              8              8
SS                           1             65             74
CH                           5             20             21
NG                           0              1              2
RS                           0              4             13
BW                          39             47             47
RT                          13            113            184
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0             18             51
AK                           1             16             17
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           0              3              3
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           3              3              6
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              5             18

Total:                      86            400            746
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Nancy Ott,John Sedewar


Weather:
light SE winds,warm,cloudy

Raptor Observations:
a lot of birds were going S including 1 BE ad  AT  2:54EST

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
rainy,colder
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

Subject: Northeast Moraine SP; Butler County; 04/16/2014
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent AT EXCITE.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:34:47 -0400
 Yesterday Debbie Kalbfleisch and I birded the northeastern part of Moraine 
State Park accessed from Burton Road. The best birding was along the old 
railroad grade which traverses the marshy area. We were entertained by two 
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers (FOY for both of us) and their nonstop activity. We were 
surprised to see a Grasshopper Sparrow (FOY for both of us). At times it was 
only 30 feet away from us on the railroad grade giving us excellent looks. This 
was the closest that either of us have been to a Grasshopper Sparrow. Our list 
of highlights is below: 


  Bule-gray Gnatcatcher (2)
  Ruddy Duck (1)
  Hooded Merganser (2)
  Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
  Bald Eagle (1; immature)
  
      Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
      Hampton Townshup, Allegheny County
Subject: 30 degree Whip-poor-will/Franklin CO
From: Bob Keener <keener1538 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:37:04 -0400
Hi All.

Documenting morning walk times at dawn on Heisey Rd

FOY Whip-poor-will sounded off this morning at 6:01. to greet the dawn on
ridge off of Heisey Rd.
6:03 - L Waterthrush
6:04 - N Cardinal
6:05 - A Robin
6:06 - C. Chickadee
6:07 - T Titmouse
6:08 - WT Sparrow
6:09 - Field Sparrow
6:10 - M. Dove
6:11 - E. Towhee
6:12 - E. Phoebe

Bob Keener
Shippensburg
658-8765
Subject: Results of our Longwood Gardens walk, including Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Palm Warblers, Rough-winged Swallow, Sapsucker, much more - Chester County
From: Larry Lewis & Kathleen Pileggi <EarlyBirdTours AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:38:16 +0000
Hi PA Birders & Everyone,  

On April 12, 2014, we conducted our regular Saturday walk for Longwood 
Gardens. The weather and flowers were spectacular and the birding pretty good, 
too. Highlights included: an Osprey, a Sapsucker, an early Green Heron (FOS), 
and 3 FOS Palm Warblers. 


The complete species list and walk details are below. 
This list is also being sent to all participants on the walk (whose email I 
have).  


  - - - - - - - 

Location:  Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA including the Abbondi Property 
(part of Longwood not open to the public, except on our guided walks), but not 
including the new "meadows" - which will have to wait until next month for our 
first visit. 

Date:  Saturday, April 12, 2014 
Time:  9 AM - Noon  
Weather:  Partly Cloudy, Winds NW-10, 50-65F  
Participants (34):  
     Leaders:  Larry Lewis (Leader-Early Bird Nature Tours), Kathleen 
Pileggi (Co-Leader, Early Bird Nature Tours)  

     Additional Longwood Gardens Volunteers:  Carol Majors, Ron Majors, 
Anita Regester (thanks for the great cookies, Anita - as always), Tim Sterrett, 
Janny Sterrett, Judy Ford, 

     Additional Participants:  Judy Burman, Sue Geiger, Terry Weesol, 
Shari Rosenbloom, Paul Cohen, Sue & Vance Downing, Jeff Wahl, Lynn Kieffer, 
Judy Russell, Joe Menkewicz,Deanna Finn, Betty Brown, Dermott Mullen, Angela 
Brown, Emma Chou, Lois Bryman, Mary Alice Knox, Carol Storey, Don Story, Mary 
Bleeker, Jim Geiger, Evan & Dianne Lenk, Howard & Kitty Campbell 

I'd like to thank Anita & Kathleen for providing rides to today's walk.  And 
to Kathleen for submitting the results to ebird. 

Miles Walked:  5.0 miles (including 15 "floors" hiked uphill, throughout the 
walk).  Part of the "Walk with Nature" Program TM 

Species List: (Highlights in CAPS) 
   Canada Goose  -  6 
   Wood Duck  -  2 
   GREEN-WINGED TEAL  -  33 
   Ring-necked Duck  -  5 
   GREEN HERON  -  1 (FOS-EARLY) 
   Black Vulture  -  3 
   Turkey Vulture  - 11 
   OSPREY  -  1 
   Cooper’s Hawk - 1 
   Red-tailed Hawk  -  3 
   Killdeer  -  1 
   WILSON'S SNIPE  -  1 
   Herring Gull - 50 
   Mourning Dove  -  8 
   GREAT HORNED OWL  -  2 
   Red-bellied Woodpecker  -  2 
   YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - 1 
   Downy Woodpecker  -  4 
   Hairy Woodpecker  -  1 
   Northern Flicker  -  3 
   Eastern Phoebe  -  2 
   Blue Jay  -  7 
   American Crow  -  11 
   ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW  -  1 (FOY) 
   PURPLE MARTIN - 15 (FOY) 
   Tree Swallow - 30 
   Carolina Chickadee  -  10 
   Tufted Titmouse  -  4 
   White-breasted Nuthatch  -  3 
   Carolina Wren  -  4 
   BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER  -  1 (FOY - above our car as leaving) 
   Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1 
   Ruby-crowned Kinglet  -  4 
   Eastern Bluebird  -  2 
   American Robin  -  35 
   Northern Mockingbird  -  5 
   European Starling  -  7 
   PALM WARBLER  -  3 (FOY) 
   Eastern Towhee  -  5 
   Chipping Sparrow  -  6 
   Field Sparrow  -  3 
   Song Sparrow  -  12 
   Swamp Sparrow  -  2 
   White-throated Sparrow - 5 
   Dark-eyed Junco  -  2 
   Northern Cardinal  -  9 
   Red-winged Blackbird - 1 
   Common Grackle  -  4 
   Brown-headed Cowbird - 5 
   House Finch  -  4 
   American Goldfinch  -  11 
   House Sparrow  -  5 

Total Bird Species:  52 Species  
  
Additional Wildlife noted : 
Mammals:  (3 Species)  
   Eastern Gray Squirrel  
   Eastern Cottontail 
   White-tailed Deer  
Butterflies:  (1 Species) 
     Cabbage White - 2nd on for me this year.  Certain to be many more! 

EBNT's Upcoming Schedule : (directions below) 
       Date :         
                             Location 
:                   Details : 

April 23, 2014 (Wednesday)     --             Hankin 
Library       --     Waterfowl, Egrets, Shorebirds, Terns, Warblers & 
Vireos - Marsh Creek & Struble Bike Trail 

9:45am – Noon (walks are free to the public, and all are welcome) 
-- -- -- -- 
April 27, 2014 (Sunday)       --           Bucktoe Creek Preserve   
--   Warblers, Vireos & Thrushes 

8am -- 11am (walks are free to the public, and all are welcome) 
----------- -------- ----------- ---------- 
Directions to Selected Meeting Locales:  
Bucktoe Creek Preserve -- From Kennett Square, PA (in southern Chester County): 
Take Union Street south out of town. This becomes Kaolin Road. Make a right 
onto Hillendale Road. Proceed about 1.5 miles to Sharp Road and make a left. At 
the second hilltop on Sharp Road, the entrance is on the left across from 
Candlewyck development. (432 Sharp Rd.) Upon entering driveway, make a right on 
gravel road opposite first driveway you see on left. Follow gravel road to the 
parking area - either the first area on right (for our regular walks, we meet 
at the first shed), or follow the signs to the "Hawk Watch," a bit further 
along the gravel driveway. You may access Bucktoe Creek Preserve only for these 
guided walks & advertised special events.  

  
Longwood Gardens -- 1001 Longwood Road.  Just off US 1, appr. 3 miles NE of 
Kennett Square, in Southern Chester County (Impossible to miss, especially if 
you expect to be able to see a 4-inch sparrow!).  We meet, just inside the 
Visitor Center.  We'll be the obnoxiously large group of people with 
binoculars!  We will have access to areas of the Gardens that are generally 
not open to the public. 

  
Chambers Lake  -- From Coatesville, PA (in western Chester County): From the 
Rt. 30 By-pass north of Coatesville, take the Rt. 82 exit north. Turn left at 
the 4-way stop sign (Rt. 340) and go 1.3 miles to Wagontown Rd. Turn right on 
Wagontown Rd. and continue on this winding road for 1.5 miles (you will pass 
the Hibernia Park entrance on your right). Continue up the hill and the lake 
will become visible on the right. We will meet in the parking lot for the lake. 
If attending the Hawk Watch & Migration Count (and Big Sit), continue a couple 
tenths of a mile further along Wagontown Rd. past the lake parking lot and to 
the western dike of the lake. Carefully pull off the road and park in the grass 
near the dike. You will see us sitting on the dike near the road. 

  
Henrietta Hankin Library - (215 Windgate Dr, Chester Springs, PA 19425): From 
Exton area, take Rt. 100 North to the intersection of Rt. 100 & Rt. 401 
(Ludwig's Corner). Turn right at the light onto Conestoga Rd. and follow for 
0.2mi to Lexington Blvd. You will see the library on your left. Turn left onto 
Lexington Blvd. Go approx. 50 yds. and turn right onto Windgate Dr. Then turn 
right at the Library's main parking lot. Go to the main desk and ask where the 
birding group is meeting in the building. We generally meet in the “Community 
Room” (if available). We will car-pool to our destination. 

  
Good Birding All, 
  
Larry Lewis  &  Kathleen Pileggi 
  
EARLY BIRD NATURE TOURS 
"Exciting & Fun Adventures in Nature" 
     Coatesville, PA 19320 
     484-340-SORA (7672) --  Business Cell 
     610-340-0280  --  Business Office 
       email: earlybirdtours AT comcast.net    
Subject: OT, NJ Banding, Island Beach State Park, NJ
From: Tom Dougherty <tomdoc AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:20:36 -0400
In the late 1960's, I was heavily involved in banding at Island Beach State 
Park, NJ. The project, which I hear is still ongoing, is called "Operation 
Recovery". 

 
Can anyone put me in touch with any of the folks that operate this project 
currently? Is it operational both in the Spring and in the Fall? 

 
I tried to volunteer for a place or two here in PA and never heard back from 
the banding stations. Any current names and points of contact would be very 
helpful. Now that I am retired I would like to put my old banding skills to use 
again. 

 
Additionally, I am also interested in operations such as Powdermill close to 
Pittsburg, PA. 

 
Thank you
 
Tom Dougherty
Chambersburg, PA
Franklin, CO
 		 	   		  
Subject: Returning warblers, Forster's Tern photos, Allegheny Co.
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:40:10 -0400
A few first of year warblers in Allegheny County the past few days have
included 2 singing Prairie Warblers at the Imperial Grasslands on 4/14, and
a singing Black-throated Green Warbler at Dashields Dam today 4/16. Spotted
Sandpipers are back as well.

If anyone is interested, I uploaded a few photos of the Forster's Tern that
Mark Vass found at Bald Knob yesterday. As Mark noted, it was just the
second record for this pond in its 21-year known history. It's been quite a
run out there of late; in addition to the Forster's, already this month the
pond has seen its first-ever scoter species (White-winged) and its
third-ever Common Tern.

Photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/

Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County
 

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Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (16 Apr 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:04:07 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1              1              1
Turkey Vulture               0             81            257
Osprey                       0             54             58
Bald Eagle                   0              6             25
Northern Harrier             0             13             18
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            159            197
Cooper's Hawk                0             21             33
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             15             62
Broad-winged Hawk            3            370            370
Red-tailed Hawk              0            232            361
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             20            194
American Kestrel             0             22             33
Merlin                       0              2              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              2              3
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
Unknown Raptor               0              5              6

Total:                       4           1007           1633
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 14:45:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jon Kauffman

Observers:        Chuck Widmann, Jon Kauffman

Weather:
NNW winds at 8-12mph then shifting to the North.  Chilly morning with temps
at 32F, but reaching 48F by the end of the count. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon(3)

Predictions:
Winds are to shift to the SE at 12mph. We could see another decent
Broad-winged flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (jvk5019 AT gmail.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: listserv update
From: "Carmen T. Santasania" <ctsantasania AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:34:34 +0000
In the last few days I put a number of you back on the list and you may not 
have seen this. It is long but informative. Please remember to keep you 
subscription on digest to prevent getting deleted again. Read the individual 
posts at: 


http://birding.aba.org/search.php 

  


My friend and Nevada listserv owner Alan Wallace sent this note to his 
listserv. It can be applied to PA as well.  It is long but important. 

Carmen 


Hi everyone, 

A major snafu in the email world has led to a third (~115) of us being 
deleted from the Nevada bird listserv.  This is far beyond just our 
listserv, and the root problem, unfortunately, will persist.  Yahoo.com has 
implemented a new policy that is trying to put a stop to phishing attacks, 
and many (but not all) of the major ISPs have had to adopt or cope with it. 
PC World provided a more detailed summary of this change and its effect on 
listservs, so read that if you want the gory details: 
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2141120/yahoo-email-antispoofing-policy-break 
s-mailing-lists.html. 

The bottom line is that any yahoo.com email ( janedoe AT yahoo.com   for example) 

that passes through a second party (i.e., our listserv) gets blocked by 
other internet service providers (ISPs) because it's not coming directly 
from Yahoo.  The ISP generates what's called an error message that is sent 
to the listserv software.  Most listservs, including the one that hosts our 
list, have long deleted subscribers when the subscriber accumulates error 
messages from their ISP over five or six days, or gets 10 error messages in 
a shorter period of time.  The listserv software is mainly trying to prevent 
repeated phishing attacks on email accounts, as well as weeding out defunct 
email addresses.     

Quite a few subscribers to this list have yahoo.com email addresses and 
regularly report sightings to the list.  The new Yahoo policy did not go 
into full effect until about April 5, and earlier yahoo.com postings did not 
generate error messages.  Starting April 5, the change kicked into gear and 
began creating error messages as yahoo.com contributors sent in postings. 
This has nothing to do with the listserv software, and everything to do with 
how ISPs have dealt with this change in different ways.  People who use 
yahoo.com, msn.com, att.net, live.com, sbcglobal.net, comcast.com, and a few 
others have been badly affected, and they rapidly accumulated error messages 
and were deleted on April 10 (Thursday).  People who use other ISPs (aol.com 
and others) have not been affected because their ISP so far has not adopted 
this policy (yet).  As the PC World article and other things that I've read 
have noted, some ISPs like gmail.com don't create an error message but 
instead move all yahoo.com emails into the spam folder.   

All of the companies that run listservs, including the L-Soft company that 
runs our software,  are up in arms about this (see the PC World article). 
Yahoo.com might change its policy, but this problem will persist until a 
workable compromise is reached.  All of us will continue to get emails from 
yahoo.com subscribers, which will result in more deletions and more need to 
resubscribe (likely repeatedly for both).    

Before this started, we had about 450 subscribers, and about 115 have been 
deleted to date.  A lot of the other 335 people use a very wide range of 
other ISPs that haven't adopted these rules, so an email from 
janedoe AT yahoo.com   is just fine with those ISPs as long as they don't adopt 
the rules.  Some of those 335 have ISPs that are using the Yahoo policy but 
did not get deleted, and a quick check indicates that many of those people 
get their postings in a digest format.  Digests accumulate all of the day's 
postings and send them as one package at the end of the day.  Thus, even 
though a digest may CONTAIN a posting from a yahoo.com person, the actual 
digest comes directly FROM the listserv software and thus is OK:  the 
content of the email is not the problem, just the "From" line if it comes 
from a yahoo.com account. 

So, what to do?  If you were not deleted, then you might be fine as long as 
your ISP doesn't adopt this policy.  If you did get deleted, then you likely 
will be deleted again as more postings come in from yahoo.com addresses. 
The workaround is to change your subscription to the digest format.  To do 
that:    

*********************** 
Send an email to   LISTSERV AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG    (note that this is different 

from the address to send postings). 

Leave the subject line blank. 

In the body of the email, type (or cut/paste) SET NVBIRDS DIGEST 

Do not have anything else in the body of the email, such as signatures or 
canned stuff that your ISP might put in there. 

Finally, send the email.  You'll get a confirmation of the change. 

*********************** 

I did that for my subscription yesterday morning.  I received my digest at 
9:01 last night, and it included the postings that came in after I switched. 
One of those was from a yahoo.com subscriber.  That posting triggered an 
error message for the 15 people who resubscribed yesterday after being 
deleted in the first round.  Thus, the yahoo.com problem persists for them, 
although they were not deleted again on the basis of just one posting on one 
day.  Significantly, I was deleted in the first round, but my switch to the 
digest format kept me out of the second round, so making that change solved 
the problem for me.  If you need to see things more immediately, you can 
still keep track of the sightings during the day through the ABA site 
( http://birding.aba.org/ ) or on our own archive 
( http://list.audubon.org/scripts/wa-AUDUBON.exe?A0=NVBIRDS ).  The digest 
format does not change how you post sightings to the list:  that remains 
normal.  So, if you get deleted, then resubscribe using the earlier 
instructions and then change that to the digest format (two steps).    

Regarding subscribers who have yahoo.com email addresses, I've seen 
suggestions (PC World and other articles) encouraging those people to set up 
a free second email account (gmail, for instance) for posting and receiving 
listserv emails.  For a lot of reasons, I am in no position to tell people 
what to do, and I probably would be a little irked if I was a yahoo.com user 
and was told that I had to add a new email address.  What I do know is that 
all yahoo.com postings will generate error messages for many subscribers for 
the foreseeable future.  Those affected subscribers, if they want to avoid 
being deleted, should change to the digest format.    

Fundamentally, this Yahoo thing affects a LOT of us in various ways, not 
just the people who are getting deleted.  We all want this listserv to 
continue to provide us with lots of wonderful reports on the birds in 
Nevada, and that continued success depends on us adapting to this issue in 
the best possible way and continuing to report on the birds.  I'll be 
watching this to see what transpires.  Let's hope for policy changes sooner 
than later.  Maybe the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series for the first 
time since 1908.  You never know. 

Alan 

**************************** 
Alan Wallace 
Nevada bird listserv moderator 
Reno NV
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Apr 2014) 12 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:04:55 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1              3              3
Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             26             26
Bald Eagle                   0             11             11
Northern Harrier             0             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             40             40
Cooper's Hawk                1             30             30
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk            9             95             95
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             44             44
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             18             18
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              2              2
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              7              7

Total:                      12            324            324
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Candace Stenzel, Chien-Hung Yang

Visitors:
33


Weather:
Sunny, N winds 5-12 mph

Raptor Observations:
Saw 2 subadult bald eagles (local) and 1 tagged black vulture (#40)

Non-raptor Observations:

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

Subject: Heron Rookery York
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:20:42 -0400
Stopped at the Rookery at Kiwanis Lake late this afternoon. Saw 4 nesting Great 
Egrets and dozens of Black-crowned Night Herons. And of course the normal list 
of Mallards and Geese on the lake. There were at least two Mallards nesting on 
the island. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/awellsphoto/with/13904400123

Alan Wells
York PA
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (16 Apr 2014) 5 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:04:22 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0             51            252
OS                           0             13             14
BE                           0              6              9
NH                           0              7              7
SS                           0             64             73
CH                           0             15             16
NG                           0              1              2
RS                           0              4             13
BW                           4             12             12
RT                           0            100            171
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0             18             51
AK                           1             16             17
ML                           0              3              3
PG                           0              3              3
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              0              3
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              5             18

Total:                       5            319            665
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:        Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Janet Kuehl,John Sedewar,Jack Julian


Weather:
cold,sunny with high clouds waning in afternoon;light NW winds most of day
switching to E at 1:30EST

Raptor Observations:
5 migrating raptors;several BWs & RTs that were seen but did not head N

Non-raptor Observations:
TVs,ravens,crows,turkeys,towhees,1 cormorant

Predictions:
mod. SE winds,partly cloudy but dry,high near 50F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

Subject: orange-crowned warbler identification
From: jerry stanley <bhnsjerry AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:10:23 -0400
Orange-crowned warbler has a fairly distinct split eyering. This helps 
distinguish it from Tennessee warbler. I always look for this and feel it 
clinches the ID, along with blurred streaks on chest and yellow undertail 
coverts. 


Jerry Stanley
170 Keith Lane 
Franklin PA 16323
bhnsjerry AT hotmail.com
814-432-4496 		 	   		  
Subject: Central PA Birdline for 9.17.2014
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:53:26 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * April 17, 2014
 * PACE1404.17
 Bird Highlights
 CINNAMON TEAL (Dauphin Co.)
 AMERICAN BITTERN (Huntingdon Co.)
 SNOWY EGRET (Dauphin & Lebanon Cos.)
 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 April 17, 2014
 To Report: TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy 
 Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
 Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

 Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings 
made the week prior to April 17, 2014. However, the problems with the PABIRDS 
listserv and various email programs persists. I did not receive any reports 
from PABIRDS the last three days. 


 BLAIR COUNTY:
 Two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 10 at Canoe Creek State Park (CS).

 BEDFORD/SOMERSET COUNTIES:
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 1 BALD 
EAGLES, NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, COOPER'S HAWKS, NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK, RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 8 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS, GOLDEN 
EAGLES, AMERICAN KESTREL, MERLINS and PEREGRINE FALCON between April 10 and 13 
(RMc, BSt). 


 CENTRE COUNTY:
 Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 TURKEY VULTURES, 30 OSPREY, 2 
BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 48 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 9 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 364 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 58 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 5 GOLDEN 
EAGLES, 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between April 10 
and 14 (JK, NB). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen between April 11 and 12 at Black Moshannon State 
Park (NB, JDu, AL). 


 Up to 1 SURF SCOTER, 6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 6 RED-THROATED LOONS, 3 
RED-NECKED GREBES, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 1 CASPIAN TERN and 1 COMMON TERN 
were observed between April 11 and 15 at Bald Eagle State Park (AL, MS, JV, 
MR). 


 One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on April 11 at Colyer Lake Recreation Area (RD, BS). 
One RED-NECKED GREBE was present on April 14 (JV). 


 One VIRGINIA RAIL was heard calling on April 13 at Julian Wetlands (NBu).

 CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
 One SURF SCOTER, 1 RED-THROATED LOON, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE and 2 CASPIAN TERNS 
were seen on April 11 at Treasure Lake (DR, DRe). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 CASPIAN TERNS and 1 COMMON TERN were observed on April 
11 at Sabula Lake (DR, DRe). 


 One COMMON TERN was found on April 11 at DuBois Reservoir (DR, DRe).

 One FORSTER'S TERN was seen on April 11 at Bimini Lake (DR, DRe).

 DAUPHIN COUNTY: Up to 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES and 3 CASPIAN 
TERNS were seen between April 10 and 15 in the Susquehanna River from the West 
Fairview Boat Launch (DH, WC, RK, BF, TJ, ASt, BQ, CM, AL). The CINNAMON TEAL 
was out in the middle of the Susquehanna River from West Fairview on April 13 
(TJ). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on April 12 in the Susquehanna River from 
the Tri-County Boat Club (GD). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 12 in the Susquehanna River from the 
Heritage Park Access (ZM). 


 One SNOWY EGRET was observed on April 14 flying over the Susquehanna River at 
the I-81 George Wade Bridge Road (KB). 


 ELK COUNTY:
 One RED-THROATED LOON was seen off of 1210 Maple Lane in Wilcox (JF).

 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 An adult BALD EAGLE was seen on April 12 perched in Letterkenny on the other 
side of Route 533 from Bender's Pond (BO). 


 HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
 Three CASPIAN TERNS were seen on April 11 in Raystown Lake from Seven Points 
(TK, DK). One RED-NECKED GREBE was present on April 14 at Raystown Dam (GD). 


 One AMERICAN BITTERN was observed on April 13 at Old Crow Wetland (JK, GD).

 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 Up to 5 RED-NECKED GREBES and 5 LITTLE GULLS were seen between April 10 and 13 
in the Susquehanna River from Wrightsville (ML, RS, ME). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in the Susquehanna River off of 1874 Long Level 
Road (CM). 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 A SNOWY EGRET was seen on April 11 near a pond along Sherks Church Road east 
of Grantville (TB, KB, JD, CB). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed between April 11 and 15 at Memorial Lake in 
Fort Indiantown Gap (TB, KB, TJ, AM, RK). 


 Three GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERs were 
spotted on April 12 at the Reistville ponds along Fox Road (SS). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen through April 12 at the 
Millardsville Quarry (RM). 


 One NORTHERN GOSHAWK was observed on April 13 soaring over yard in Lebanon 
(JH). 


 LYCOMING COUNTY:
 Up to 3 RED-NECKED GREBES and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen between April 11 
and 15 at Rose Valley Lake (DB, DBr). 


 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 15 at Victory Park in Lewistown (CK).

 NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 One VIRGINIA RAIL was seen on April 12 at the Montandon Wetlands (AS).

 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting BLACK VULTURE, TURKEY VULTURES, 11 
OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 16 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 17 COOPER'S 
HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 84 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 11 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 
AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and PEREGRINE FALCON between April 10 and 15 (LG). 


 TIOGA COUNTY:
 Two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 11 at Nessmuck Lake and Park (LS).

 Up to 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 12 at Hill Creek State Park (KR, 
RF, GT, JFi). 


 UNION COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on April 13 along Wolfland Road (NBl).

 YORK COUNTY:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen between April 10 and 12 at Codorus State Park 
(HM). 


 One RED-NECKED GREBE and 1 immature BALD EAGLE were observed on April 12 at 
Gifford Pinchot State Park (WC, TS, WC). 


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

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

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

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

 The following people have contributed to this report: Kathy Becker (KB), Tim 
Becker (TB), Nicholas Block (NBl), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Christopher Bortz (CB), 
Dan Brauning (DB), David Brown (DBr), Nan Butkovich (NBu), William Clifton 
(WC), Jerrod Derr (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Gordon Dimmig (GD), Jim Dunn (JDu), 
Mike Epler (ME), Richard Faber (RF), John Fedak (JF), Jim Fiorentino (JFi), 
Bill Franz (BF), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Jonathan Heller (JH), Daniel Hinnebusch 
(DH), Tom Johnson (TJ), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Ramsay Koury 
(RK), David Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Alex Lamoreaux (AL), Meridith Lombard 
(ML), Annette Mathes (AM), Carolyn Mathur (CM), Rosemary McGlynn (RMc), Henry 
McLin (HM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Bill Oyler (BO), Brian 
Quindlen (BQ), Dick Rehermann (DRe), Dan Richards (DR), Kathryn Riley (KR), 
Matthew Rockmore (MR), Matthew Sabatine (MS), Brian Schmoke (BS), Carlton 
Schooley (CS), Allen Schweinsberg (AS), Robin Smith (RS), Stan Stahl (SS), 
Arthur Steinberger (ASt), Bob Stewart (BSt), Lisa Sumner (LS), Timothy Swartz 
(TS), Gary Tyson (GT), Joe Verica (JV). I apologize if I have misspelled their 
names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request. 

-End Transcript
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subject: Re: Swallows-Hahn Rd AMD Pond-Washington Countu
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:11:25 -0400
Gigi and all,

We were there yesterday afternoon and had about the same number of NRWS, less 
BARS and the same ducks/grebe. No geese, tons of robins, and a few Tree 
Swallows, to boot! 


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:58:43 -0400
> From: birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Swallows-Hahn Rd AMD Pond-Washington Countu
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> 
> Currently, at the pond:
> 
> 15 Barn Swallows FOY
> 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows (FOY for me, not sure for location)
> 2 Ruddy Ducks
> 1 Pied-billed Grebe
> Several Canada Geese
> Lots of Robins
> 
> Gigi Gerben
> Washington County
 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: Orange-crowned Warbler (Mercer County)
From: Dave Inman <mercer.county.bird.guy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:01:00 -0400
There was also two Red-shouldered Hawks. One was perched in a tree and one
was flying overhead.

Dave Inman
Mercer, PA
On Apr 16, 2014 3:57 PM, "Dave Inman" 
wrote:

> At lunch time today I took a trip down Pinchalong Rd near Grove City
> College. I stopped the car at a small brook near a pasture and was
> observing 4 Chipping Sparrows when I caught movement further back in the
> trees. I am 95% sure what I saw was an Orange-crowned Warbler. It was
> yellow and olive green with no noticeable eye-ring and reminded me of a
> fall Blackpoll which I have seen many of.
>
> Also there were:
>
> 2 Eastern Phoebes (FOY)
> 2 Pileated Woodpeckers
> 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
>
> Dave Inman
> Mercer, PA
>
Subject: Swallows-Hahn Rd AMD Pond-Washington Countu
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:58:43 -0400
Currently, at the pond:

15 Barn Swallows FOY
4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows (FOY for me, not sure for location)
2 Ruddy Ducks
1 Pied-billed Grebe
Several Canada Geese
Lots of Robins

Gigi Gerben
Washington County
Subject: Orange-crowned Warbler (Mercer County)
From: Dave Inman <mercer.county.bird.guy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:57:32 -0400
At lunch time today I took a trip down Pinchalong Rd near Grove City
College. I stopped the car at a small brook near a pasture and was
observing 4 Chipping Sparrows when I caught movement further back in the
trees. I am 95% sure what I saw was an Orange-crowned Warbler. It was
yellow and olive green with no noticeable eye-ring and reminded me of a
fall Blackpoll which I have seen many of.

Also there were:

2 Eastern Phoebes (FOY)
2 Pileated Woodpeckers
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

Dave Inman
Mercer, PA
Subject: Red-shouldered Hawk; Susquehanna Co
From: Evan Mann <evanm AT FRONTIER.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:41:45 -0400
Today a friend and I were making the rounds of local lakes and ponds looking 
for late migrants. At one point we were counting mergansers on a lake when we 
heard the animated calls of a RSHA nearby. We were able to position ourselves 
in order to see the bird. We discovered its excited vocalizations were in 
response to a red-tailed hawk in the same vicinity. As they circled one another 
for several minutes, we were able to make comparative observations at different 
distances from us (like a page out of Crossley). Suddenly the RSHA's attention 
was drawn to something on the ground. It immediately folded its wings and made 
a nearly vertical dive to the ground. We were unable to tell if this stoop was 
successful as it landed just out of view over a knoll. Successful or not, I am 
sure a peregrine would have been impressed with the performance. We certainly 
were! 


Evan Mann
"Somewhere, always, the sun is rising, and somewhere, always, the birds are 
singing." 


- Donald Kroodsma
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 14 April 2014 (plain text)
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:52:50 -0400
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE04.14.14

Highlights:
RED-NECKED GREBE (Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango Counties)
VIRGINIA RAIL
SORA
SNOW GOOSE (Lawrence County)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Lawrence County)
SURF SCOTER
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
LONG-TAILED DUCK
CASPIAN TERN
FORSTER'S TERN
BONAPARTE'S GULL
GREATER YELLOWLEGS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS
FISH CROW (Allegheny County)
CLIFF SWALLOW
PURPLE MARTIN
VESPER SPARROW
SAVANNAH SPARROW
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: George Casselberry, Jack Chaillet, Shawn Collins, Michael David, 
Barb Dean, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Amy Henrici, Tim Johnson, Geoff Malosh, 
Robert Mulvihill, Clare Nicolls, Richard Nugent, Aidan Place, Rob Protz, Kate 
St. John, Steve Sanford, Jerry Stanley, Ryan Tomazin, Mark Vass, Dan Weeks. 


Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 7 April 2014 through Monday, 14 April 2014

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for 
errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to 
receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO AT  YAHOO.COM 


Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: First-of-year BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, HERMIT 
THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER have 
been widely reported; also COMMON LOON, BALD EAGLE, OSPREY, TUNDRA SWAN, 
GADWALL, TEAL SP., and other common waterfowl continue to be reported. "FOY" 
means "first of year" for an otherwise common and non-reported species. 


ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 4/8 in Pittsburgh, 2 FISH CROWS (KSJ).

On 4/11 at Frick Park, sightings included 1 RUSTY BLACKBIRD, 1 FISH CROW (JC); 
on 4/12, 1 flyover BROAD-WINGED HAWK and others (TJ). 


At Schenley Park on 4/11, 19 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (KSJ).

In the Northside on 4/11, 1 flyover FISH CROW (RM).

At Bald Knob/Imperial on 4/8, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW; on 4/10, 2 AMERICAN TREE 
SPARROWS (MVas); on 4/11, 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS (GM). 


On 4/11 at Sewickley Park, 3 PURPLE FINCHES, 1 possible NORTHERN PARULA (GM).

In Bridgeville on 4/12, 2 CHIMNEY SWIFTS (FOY) (RT).

In Shadyside on 4/13, 2 CHIMNEY SWIFTS (FOY) (AP).

On 4/13 in Plum, 1 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (FOY) (AH).

At the Tarentum Bridge on 4/13, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON, and 
others (RP). 



BEAVER COUNTY:

At Rochester's Riverfront Park on 4/11, 66 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 1 FORSTER'S TERN, 
and others (MVas). 


On 4/13 over Raccoon Creek State Park Wildflwer Reserve, 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS 
(KSJ). 



BUTLER COUNTY:

Along the Butler Freeport trail on 4/12, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES and others (SG).

On 4/13 in Squaw Valley Woodlands, 17 NORTHERN SHOVELERS and others (DW).

Near Jennings Prairie on 4/14, PURPLE MARTINS (RN).

On 4/14 at Lake Arthur, CLIFF SWALLOWS (RN).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 4/12 in the Pymatuning area, sightings included 15+ RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, 25 
NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 5 VIRGINIA RAILS, 2 SORA, 8 SWAMP SPARROWS (FOY), 2 
SANDHILL CRANES, 1 VESPER SPARROW, 3 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, 30 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 
10+ LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 CASPIAN 
TERNS, 1 FORSTER'S TERN, 4 CLIFF SWALLOWS, 4 PURPLE MARTINS, 10 BONAPARTE'S 
GULLS; on 4/13, 15 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (SC). 


In the Woodcock Lake area on 4/13, 1 FOX SPARROW, 3 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, and 
others (SC). 



LAWRENCE COUNTY:

In the Plain Grove and Copper Road areas on 4/8, sightings included NORTHERN 
PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, REDHEAD, LONG-TAILED DUCK, 3 PURPLE MARTINS, 1 
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 25 BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 1 SANDHILL CRANE, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS 
(BD). 


On 4/8 at Black Swamp, 1 SNOW GOOSE, 5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS (BD).

At the Glacial Sand & Gravel pond on 4/12 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE 
(MVas); on 4/13, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON (AH, MD), REDHEAD, NORTHERN PINTAIL, and 
others (MD). 



MERCER COUNTY:

On 4/8 in Hermitage, 2 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS (FOY) (GC).

On 4/9 at Sandy Lake, 4 SURF SCOTERS, 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 
50 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (SS); on 4/12, 4 SURF SCOTERS, RED-NECKED GREBE (CN). 


At Lake Wilhelm on 4/11, 9 RED-NECKED GREBES, 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS (JS).

Along Beaver Pond Road on 4/12, 2 FOX SPARROWS (SS).

On 4/13 at Shenango Lake, 2 GREAT EGRETS (SS).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 4/11, 16 RED-NECKED GREBES, 1 SURF SCOTER, 5 WHITE-WINGED 
SCOTERS, 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (JS). 



WASHINGTON COUNTY:

In the IBA-80 area near Taylorstown on 4/9, sightings included RING-NECKED 
PHEASANT, SWAMP SPARROW (FOY) (RN). 


On 4/11 at the Hahn Road AMD pond, 1 REDHEAD and others (MVas).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Thank you to all the contributors. 		 	   		  
Subject: Bald Eagles Palmyra
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:38:10 -0400
Stopped by early this morning on the way to the office to check out the Eagles. 
They were very active and were even feeding the kids while I was there. I have 
posted a few pictures on my Flicker page. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/awellsphoto/with/13854982733
Subject: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Pine Warbler, et al.
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <snaggle719 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:33:59 -0700
On Riverview Hill at Frick this morningSue Solomon and I lucked into our First 
Of YearPine Warbler. We don't get them at Frick every year. Also at Frick: 


Blue-headed Vireo FOY
Brown Thrasher 1 singing in the meadow
Brown Creeper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 interacting

Hermit Thrush 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2 in close proximity
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downey Woodpecker (A little female pounding on a skinny snag, making such a
 big sound that I was sure until I saw it, that it was a bigger 
woodpecker). 

Northern Flicker
Red-bellied Woodpecker

The Pine Warbler was in an elm, reminding me of how the warblers and other 
birds used to infest the big old elms in the Clayton Hill meadow, back in the 
eighties and nineties, until Dutch elm disease got almost all of them. On a 
good weekday morning in May, sometimes 10 or more of us would be there before 
work, enjoying swarms of birds in those trees. It's mere anecdotal evidence, of 
course, but it's my basis for wondering if the decline of birding on Clayton 
Hill and the disappearance of the big elms there are related by more than 
coincidence. Just another example of the GoD theorem: everything was better in 
the Good ol' Days. 


Toad trillium, aka sessile trillium, or toadshade, was blooming behind the old 
environmental center, below the pond. 


Jack Solomon	
Allegheny County
Subject: Purple Martins and Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows. Lebanon, Lancaster counties
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:55:12 -0400
Along Fox Rd, northwest of Schaefferstown, I saw 4 or 5 Purple Martins at 2 
martin houses. I hope they can find enough insects to eat. 


Later, at Wrightsville, I watched scores of Tree Swallows and some Barn 
Swallows flying low over the river, into the wind. They would dip to the 
water's surface now and then in a seemingly purposeful way, as though searching 
for small bits of food, maybe dead insects? I tried to see what they were 
picking at, but I didn't see anything. 


Speaking of insects, birds that need them would welcome actions that counteract 
the "war on insects." Doug Tallamy's book, Bringing Nature Home, discusses 
using native plants to help native insects, which in turn will help those 
animals further up the food chain. 

Sincerely, 
Stan Stahl
Subject: Re: egg layed in tray feeder
From: Marge Van Tassel <marvant AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:55:00 -0500
The egg you described sounds much like a House Sparrow as their eggs are 
anywhere from a rather dirty white to a grayish blue with many speckles and it 
may have been just deposited there as it was not viable or by accident. 
Chicadees lay tiny white eggs with no speckles, bluebirds lay beautiful blue 
eggs (no speckles usually) and cowbirds can lay anything from white, blue or 
green and usually have many speckles and they're fairly large. Interesting that 
ANY bird dropped an egg in a feeder, but then it may also have been a 'pirate" 
perhaps (blue jay or crow or cowbird, but I would think the jay or crow would 
eat it--hmmm, maybe giving a friend a treat?) 

I would not know what you should do, but if you left it there a day or two you 
may see the culprit or parent? Hope more chime in with their opinions/thoughts. 
Let us know if anything develops, please. 

Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong Co.
Subject: Dauphin County - Harrisburg Peregrine Falcon eggs to hatch soon
From: Sue Hannon <sbhannon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:15:23 -0400
The Harrisburg peregrine falcons' eggs should begin to hatch any time now.
Incubation began on the 16th or 17th of March. Historically, the eggs at
this site have hatched  an average of 34.5 days after the beginning of
incubation, judging the beginning of incubation from the laid date of the
2nd to last egg, but hatches have occurred as early as 31 days. The longest
incubation at this site has been 36 days. So hatching should occur between
now and April 22.

You can watch as the eggs hatch and the chicks grow at:
http://www.pacast.com/players/falcon.asp

Incidentally, one of Harrisburg's 2008 offspring, now nesting in
Wilmington, DE laid 6 eggs this year. As of this morning, 5 of them have
hatched.

-- 
Sue Hannon
Middletown
Dauphin County, PA
Subject: Re: egg layed in tray feeder
From: Greg Tandy <birdwatcherman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:55:06 -0400
Brown-headed cowbirds lay eggs in other birds nest, small and big,  
maybe a cowbird couldn't find a nest to put it in so put it right  
there on your feeder.

Greg Tandy
Kennett Square, PA

On Apr 16, 2014, at 8:11 AM, Gerald Kruth wrote:

> House Sparrows lay white eggs w brown spots; others i can't say..
>
> Jerry Kruth
> pgh
>
>
> In a message dated 4/16/2014 7:57:20 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> jver226841 AT AOL.COM writes:
>
> Good  morning all,
> Looking for advice.  Awoke this morning to a small white  egg with a  
> few
> brown spots in my sunflower seed tray feeder.....do I just  leave  
> it?  Species
> that frequent that tray are house finch, goldfinch,  chipping sparrow,
> titmouse, chickadee, cowbirds, house sparrow, white crowned   
> sparrow, and
> cardinals.
>
> Thanks for advice.
> Jason
> Adams  county
Subject: Re: egg layed in tray feeder
From: Gerald Kruth <GKruth AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:11:52 -0400
House Sparrows lay white eggs w brown spots; others i can't say..
 
Jerry Kruth
pgh
 
 
In a message dated 4/16/2014 7:57:20 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
jver226841 AT AOL.COM writes:

Good  morning all,
Looking for advice.  Awoke this morning to a small white  egg with a few 
brown spots in my sunflower seed tray feeder.....do I just  leave it?  Species 
that frequent that tray are house finch, goldfinch,  chipping sparrow, 
titmouse, chickadee, cowbirds, house sparrow, white crowned  sparrow, and 
cardinals.

Thanks for advice.
Jason
Adams  county
Subject: egg layed in tray feeder
From: Jason Verdier <jver226841 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:57:16 -0400
Good morning all,
Looking for advice. Awoke this morning to a small white egg with a few brown 
spots in my sunflower seed tray feeder.....do I just leave it? Species that 
frequent that tray are house finch, goldfinch, chipping sparrow, titmouse, 
chickadee, cowbirds, house sparrow, white crowned sparrow, and cardinals. 


Thanks for advice.
Jason
Adams county
Subject: 27 degree woodcock/Franklin CO
From: Bob Keener <keener1538 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:29:03 -0400
Hi All,

On my walk this morning, a woodcock was displaying in the orchard.  The
cold didn't seem to bother!
A L. Waterthrush began singing at the crack of dawn.
A Barred Owl was hunting along Stillhouse Hollow Rd.

Bob Keener
658-8765
Subject: Appalachian Audubon Spring Native Plant Sale
From: Susan Strassner <strassneri AT AOL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:35:51 -0400
PA Birders,

SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE----Saturday, April 26, 2014    9:00am---1:00pm

 

Appalachian Audubon will be sponsoring the annual spring native plant sale at 
Meadowood Native Plant Nursery. Jan Getgood and Ernie Johnson the owners of 
Meadowood have partnered with Appalachian Audubon for the spring and fall plant 
sales for a number of years. They provide a wide variety of plants native to 
our area and that should do well in the south central PA climate. 


Join us on April 26th and browse through the beautiful nursery. Learn how 
birds, insects and animals all depend on native plants. You will be amazed that 
with every native plant you add to your landscape you will attract a growing 
number and variety of wildlife. 


Volunteers will be on hand to help you make appropriate choices for your yard. 
The proceeds from this sale support AAS educational programs, including our 
scholarship fund. More information is available on the Meadowood website: 
www.meadowoodnursery.org. 


 

Directions to Meadowood 
From the South 
At Hershey Park’s Giant Center, 
take PA-39 West for 3 miles. Turn left on Red Top Road and go 1.1 miles. Turn 
Right on Long Lane, then Left on Meadowood. Drive to the end where two 
driveways split into a “Y.” Take the paved drive on the left, up the hill 
to the nursery. 
From the North 
On Route 81 take Exit 77. Follow PA-39 
East for 3 miles. Turn Right on Red Top Road and go 1.1 miles. Proceed as 
above. 

24 Meadowood Drive 
Hummelstown, PA 17036 

www.meadowoodnursery.org 
Subject: York City, Great Egret
From: Amy Evans <needmore.pa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:06:07 -0400
As I was looking out a window at work in downtown York yesterday morning, I
saw a Great Egret fly over the Judicial Center.

I know it's not totally crazy since Codorus Creek runs right through York,
but it's always neat to see a bird like that downtown.

Amy Evans
Columbia, PA
Subject: Forster's Tern - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <mvas1200@YAHOO.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:52:13 -0400
I stopped at the Imperial Grasslands early this evening

There was a Forster's Tern at the main pond which was flying around the pond 
and who successfully caught a fish and spent time perched on a rock 


This is the second record for this location
previous record was 6 birds on 5-25-97

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: fallout birds, berks
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:54:20 -0400
At L. Ontelaunee, 20 Common Loons, 8 Bonaparte's Gulls and a Forster's Tern 
in the rain around noon. At Blue Marsh L., about 35 Common Loons in the rain 
in early afternoon. Ducks notably absent. Joan Silagy saw 2 Great Egrets at 
Blue Marsh earlier in the day.
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Nest/Eggs photo request
From: Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:44:38 -0400
Many thanks to all who quickly replied to my request for photos of bird
nests with eggs.  I have gotten what I needed (and then some!).

I will post a link on my Facebook page to the article when it appears, or
you can look for it on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.

Best,
Bob

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


*The National Aviary  works to inspire respect for
nature through an appreciation of birds.*
Subject: Need photo of bird eggs
From: Robert Mulvihill <robert.mulvihill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:39:51 -0400
Dear PABirders/photographers,

Would one of you kindly send me a good-sized photo of a robin's nest with
eggs that I can submit to be published along with my next newspaper article
about eggs?

If not robin's eggs, then any good egg close-up would be great, especially
is it is in a natural setting.  An on-the-ground nest, like Killdeer, would
be fine, too.

Needed ASAP!

Many thanks in advance.

Best,
Bob

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


*The National Aviary  works to inspire respect for
nature through an appreciation of birds.*
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (15 Apr 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:04:03 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             26             26
Bald Eagle                   0             11             11
Northern Harrier             0             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             39             39
Cooper's Hawk                0             29             29
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk            0             86             86
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             44             44
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             18             18
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              2              2
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              7              7

Total:                       0            312            312
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Overcast/Rain

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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

Subject: Bird houses
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:58:33 -0400
I put my money where my mouth is. I bought 3 of those Bluebird houses. I’ll 
take the measurements. Then use them to make PVC houses from the 12 foot long 
by 6 inch white PVC pipe I bought at Lowes. Then my Bluebirds will have a home 
long after I’m gone. 

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob for Gods creatures,Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County
Subject: No Sparrow is stealing my house
From: herb1013 <herb1013 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:24:41 -0400
So say my Bluebirds.That’s what a few PA Birders were talking about a few 
days or weeks ago. 

I happened to come a crossed this today. Again I have nothing to do with this 
site or their sales. I was just searching for 2 new bird feeders to hang on the 
front deck. By hanging on the enclosed front deck the feeders will be about 15 
ft off the ground and I hope out of reach by my Black Bear friends. The last 
time I saw her she had 3 cubs swimming and fishing in my small pond. Here is 
the link. 



http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=9089+10468+22958&pcatid=22958 


Herb Flavell, Gods Knob for Gods creatures,Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna 
County. 

Subject: Lebanon county, Memorial and Marquette lakes
From: Tim Becker <tjbecker81 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:11:28 -0400
I checked Memorial Lake for storm fallout birds several
times this morning. Not a whole lot showed up. A Red-necked
Grebe was continuing there, and the Common Loon count eventually
reached 5 by my last check. It was nice to see several Palm Warblers,
lots of ruby-crowned Kinglets, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the shrubs
along the lake just past the General's house. Also a Catbird by the dam
parking area.

At nearby Marquette Lake a female Long-tailed Duck was continuing. 

Tim Becker
Grantville
Lebanon county
Subject: Peregrine Falcons, Tarentum Bridge, Allegheny County
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:13:58 -0400
"After an unsuccessful bid last year, the state-endangered peregrine falcon
is back nesting at the Tarentum Bridge.

"But the fastest-flying bird on earth never really left. Birders have been
watching the Tarentum pair all winter.

"One or the other has been seen darting around the skies in Tarentum chasing
pigeons - their favorite prey - or stalking them from the antennas of
apartment buildings on First Avenue in Brackenridge."

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourallekiskivalley/yourallekiskivalleymor
e/5947622-74/bridge-tarentum-peregrine#axzz2ytBsJKsB

 

 

Dave Kerr

Carlisle
Subject: RFI: packing scopes for air and (AK) wilderness travel
From: Kim & Jeff Brinker <jkbrink2 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:06:17 -0400
I've been given a once-a-lifetime opportunity to go with my son's scout 
troop on a 3 week expedition to wild Alaska this July . I'm looking for 
general information about safe ways to pack my new spotting scope, both 
for air travel and for the 4 days backpacking and 6 days sea kayaking.

I'm also looking for good resources for birding the Kenai Peninsula, and 
(western) Prince William Sound. We'll be on a scheduled (non-birding) 
tour but I was hoping to find info on what to look for beyond what's in 
my Sibley's...

If anyone has experience, or can refer me to online resources? You can 
reply directly.  Thanks!

Jeff Brinker
Mercer, Mercer Co.
Subject: Re: OT - Frog Calls
From: Denise Donmoyer <nightowl57 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:11:51 -0400
Dave
I would think that since some birds eat frogs and frogs are therefore a food 
source for birds the would be part of the topic.

We get quite a few different frogs here at Sweet Arrow Lake.  Different ones 
call at different times in the season.  So far this season I've heard Wood 
Frogs, which are the earliest, Spring Peepers which are usually next to 
begin calling and I just heard Pickerel Frogs on the weekend.  They sound 
like they are snoring.  The next to come out should be American Toads, which 
make a fast trill, and Gray Tree Frogs, which make kind of a rattling, 
vibrating sound.  Later will come the Bull Frogs, Green Frogs, and Fowler's 
Toad.  I don't think we get Chorus Frogs in this area either.


Denise Donmoyer
Sweet Arrow Lake
Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co.
nightowl57 AT verizon.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Kruel" 
To: 
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:01 PM
Subject: [PABIRDS] OT - Frog Calls


> Hi All,
> A know it's not birds, but I thought a few others may be interested in 
> frog vocals.  I've been trying to ID frog calls when birding recently, and 
> thought I'd post a link with our state's frog vocals 
> 
http://wasdpa.org/schools/senior/Envirothon/Aquatics/Frog%20and%20Toad%20Calls%20of%20PA.htm 

>
> Yesterday, I'm pretty certain that I heard pickerel frogs at Landingville 
> Dam.   Today, I heard a different frog at Owl Creek....to me, sounded like 
> a chorus frog from the sample calls on the frog web page, but I dont think 
> we get that in our area.  So, will take more visits and learning to figure 
> out who it is.
>
> Dave Kruel
> Pottsville
> Schuylkill Co. 
Subject: White throated sparrow, FOY flicker, rufous sided towhees
From: Adam Hinchberger <ahinchberger72 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:11:05 -0400
There  is a white throated sparrow hanging around the feeders  today, along
with a pair of rufous sided towhees. A flicker was foraging around the yard
also.
       My mom said they had a white throated sparrow here years ago, and a
local birder was very excited to come and take pictures. Cool little bird.

                                                   Adam Hinchberger, Butler
County
Subject: Wayne CO FOY E Towhee
From: Sandra Ward Povse <povses AT MARYU.MARYWOOD.EDU>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:08:40 -0400
Treated to the FOY che-winking last evening of the Eastern Towhee, in the
hedgerows in my lower back yard in Honesdale, PA. This morning, a handful
of W-T Sparrows (males) were working the ground under the forsythia bushes
near the feeder.

-- 
Sandra Ward Povse | Honesdale, PA
Subject: Greene Co. sightings
From: Jerry & Marjorie Howard <birdwatcher108 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:53:37 -0400
Had a few first of season birds the last few of days. Yellow-throated Warbler 
on 4/12, Brown Thrasher 4/13, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4/14 and a Ruby throated 
Hummingbird this morning. 


Good birding to all
Marjorie Howard
Subject: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Clearfield County
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:15:58 -0400
Thanks to Marcy Cunkelman's post on Sunday about her Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
I listened carefully this morning while putting out my bird feeders and
heard a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher near my house. It was here all last summer
also.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County near DuBois
Subject: Flickers courting, Washington Co.
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:29:06 -0400
This evening in the Cherry Valley area of Washington County, I watched two male 
Northern Flickers singing near the same area - near a stream at the end of the 
soccer field where my children were practicing. A female entered and apparently 
made her choice because one of the males flew a few hundred yards or so to a 
different area and began singing again while the other male and the female 
began dancing and posturing to one another. They moved around the trunk of a 
tree, out onto a branch, then moved down into the the underbrush and out of 
site. It didn't last long, but it was very fascinating. An Eastern Towhee and a 
Cardinal provided back-up vocals. 

Meanwhile, I saw 10 Wood ducks (7 drakes, 3 hens), a Mallard drake, and a 
Canada Goose in recently refreshed series of puddles in a corner lot. Another 
pair of Wood ducks was a stone's throw away in the stream (Raccoon Creek). One 
pair of Wood ducks was in a puddle that was no larger than a baby pool. 

Cathy Brown, Washington County 		 	   		  
Subject: Osprey Bristol Township Bucks County First of the Year
From: Linda Rowan <lrowan1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:31:10 -0400
Today I saw my first Osprey of the year. It was flying over the Delaware River 
in Edgely, PA. It was carrying a fish. 


Linda Rowan
Subject: Update on list problems
From: "Carmen T. Santasania" <ctsantasania AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:34:17 +0000
My friend and Nevada listserv owner Alan Wallace sent this note to his 
listserv. It can be applied to PA as well. It is long but important. 

Carmen 


Hi everyone, 

A major snafu in the email world has led to a third (~115) of us being 
deleted from the Nevada bird listserv. This is far beyond just our 
listserv, and the root problem, unfortunately, will persist. Yahoo.com has 
implemented a new policy that is trying to put a stop to phishing attacks, 
and many (but not all) of the major ISPs have had to adopt or cope with it. 
PC World provided a more detailed summary of this change and its effect on 
listservs, so read that if you want the gory details: 
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2141120/yahoo-email-antispoofing-policy-break 
s-mailing-lists.html. 

The bottom line is that any yahoo.com email ( janedoe AT yahoo.com for example) 
that passes through a second party (i.e., our listserv) gets blocked by 
other internet service providers (ISPs) because it's not coming directly 
from Yahoo. The ISP generates what's called an error message that is sent 
to the listserv software. Most listservs, including the one that hosts our 
list, have long deleted subscribers when the subscriber accumulates error 
messages from their ISP over five or six days, or gets 10 error messages in 
a shorter period of time. The listserv software is mainly trying to prevent 
repeated phishing attacks on email accounts, as well as weeding out defunct 
email addresses. 

Quite a few subscribers to this list have yahoo.com email addresses and 
regularly report sightings to the list. The new Yahoo policy did not go 
into full effect until about April 5, and earlier yahoo.com postings did not 
generate error messages. Starting April 5, the change kicked into gear and 
began creating error messages as yahoo.com contributors sent in postings. 
This has nothing to do with the listserv software, and everything to do with 
how ISPs have dealt with this change in different ways. People who use 
yahoo.com, msn.com, att.net, live.com, sbcglobal.net, comcast.com, and a few 
others have been badly affected, and they rapidly accumulated error messages 
and were deleted on April 10 (Thursday). People who use other ISPs (aol.com 
and others) have not been affected because their ISP so far has not adopted 
this policy (yet). As the PC World article and other things that I've read 
have noted, some ISPs like gmail.com don't create an error message but 
instead move all yahoo.com emails into the spam folder. 

All of the companies that run listservs, including the L-Soft company that 
runs our software, are up in arms about this (see the PC World article). 
Yahoo.com might change its policy, but this problem will persist until a 
workable compromise is reached. All of us will continue to get emails from 
yahoo.com subscribers, which will result in more deletions and more need to 
resubscribe (likely repeatedly for both). 

Before this started, we had about 450 subscribers, and about 115 have been 
deleted to date. A lot of the other 335 people use a very wide range of 
other ISPs that haven't adopted these rules, so an email from 
janedoe AT yahoo.com is just fine with those ISPs as long as they don't adopt 
the rules. Some of those 335 have ISPs that are using the Yahoo policy but 
did not get deleted, and a quick check indicates that many of those people 
get their postings in a digest format. Digests accumulate all of the day's 
postings and send them as one package at the end of the day. Thus, even 
though a digest may CONTAIN a posting from a yahoo.com person, the actual 
digest comes directly FROM the listserv software and thus is OK: the 
content of the email is not the problem, just the "From" line if it comes 
from a yahoo.com account. 

So, what to do? If you were not deleted, then you might be fine as long as 
your ISP doesn't adopt this policy. If you did get deleted, then you likely 
will be deleted again as more postings come in from yahoo.com addresses. 
The workaround is to change your subscription to the digest format. To do 
that: 

*********************** 
Send an email to LISTSERV AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG (note that this is different 
from the address to send postings). 

Leave the subject line blank. 

In the body of the email, type (or cut/paste) SET NVBIRDS DIGEST 

Do not have anything else in the body of the email, such as signatures or 
canned stuff that your ISP might put in there. 

Finally, send the email. You'll get a confirmation of the change. 

*********************** 

I did that for my subscription yesterday morning. I received my digest at 
9:01 last night, and it included the postings that came in after I switched. 
One of those was from a yahoo.com subscriber. That posting triggered an 
error message for the 15 people who resubscribed yesterday after being 
deleted in the first round. Thus, the yahoo.com problem persists for them, 
although they were not deleted again on the basis of just one posting on one 
day. Significantly, I was deleted in the first round, but my switch to the 
digest format kept me out of the second round, so making that change solved 
the problem for me. If you need to see things more immediately, you can 
still keep track of the sightings during the day through the ABA site 
( http://birding.aba.org/ ) or on our own archive 
( http://list.audubon.org/scripts/wa-AUDUBON.exe?A0=NVBIRDS ). The digest 
format does not change how you post sightings to the list: that remains 
normal. So, if you get deleted, then resubscribe using the earlier 
instructions and then change that to the digest format (two steps). 

Regarding subscribers who have yahoo.com email addresses, I've seen 
suggestions (PC World and other articles) encouraging those people to set up 
a free second email account (gmail, for instance) for posting and receiving 
listserv emails. For a lot of reasons, I am in no position to tell people 
what to do, and I probably would be a little irked if I was a yahoo.com user 
and was told that I had to add a new email address. What I do know is that 
all yahoo.com postings will generate error messages for many subscribers for 
the foreseeable future. Those affected subscribers, if they want to avoid 
being deleted, should change to the digest format. 

Fundamentally, this Yahoo thing affects a LOT of us in various ways, not 
just the people who are getting deleted. We all want this listserv to 
continue to provide us with lots of wonderful reports on the birds in 
Nevada, and that continued success depends on us adapting to this issue in 
the best possible way and continuing to report on the birds. I'll be 
watching this to see what transpires. Let's hope for policy changes sooner 
than later. Maybe the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series for the first 
time since 1908. You never know. 

Alan 

**************************** 
Alan Wallace 
Nevada bird listserv moderator 
Reno NV 
Subject: HSR: Tussey Mountain (14 Apr 2014) 280 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:04:34 -0400
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             81            257
Osprey                      13             54             58
Bald Eagle                   0              6             25
Northern Harrier             1             13             18
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11            159            197
Cooper's Hawk                5             21             33
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             15             62
Broad-winged Hawk          230            367            367
Red-tailed Hawk             15            232            361
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 1             20            194
American Kestrel             2             22             33
Merlin                       0              2              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              1
Unknown Buteo                0              2              3
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                1              1              2
Unknown Raptor               1              5              6

Total:                     280           1003           1629
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Jon Kauffman

Observers:        Chuck Widmann, Dave Kyler, Jon Kauffman

Weather:
Strong SE winds at 18-22mph with gusts up to 35mph.  Temps a steady 72F.  A
haze in the valley and 100% cloud cover all day. Making it a easier to find
high flying birds.  Storm front from the west at 1645.

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 1455(Unk)

First BWHA at 650(EST) with the biggest hour at 1300 with 71.  Biggest
kettle was 13. Flight was on the south and ridge top.  The last hour was
still producing birds but the flight was cut short due to the front.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern Meadowlark(1) Tree Swallow(4) Black and White Warbler(1) Common
Loon(22) Purple Martin(1) DC Cormorant(24)

Predictions:
Looks like rain tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jon Kauffman (jvk5019 AT gmail.com)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/

Subject: list updaate
From: "Carmen T. Santasania" <ctsantasania AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:18:33 +0000
I just added a number of people back to the list as many of you were deleted 
again last night. I learned that if you were deleted and you are put back on 
the list , and you set your subscription to DIGEST, you will not get deleted. 
So I anyone I add will have their subscrption set to DIGEST. You can read the 
individidual posts at at http://birding.aba.org/maillist/PA01. 



Alternatively, you can just subscribe to the list with a google or other email 
address. I do not know if yahoo will ever fix this problem. 



Carmen 
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (14 Apr 2014) 77 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:04:21 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              2              2
Turkey Vulture               0              3              3
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       1             26             26
Bald Eagle                   2             11             11
Northern Harrier             0             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             39             39
Cooper's Hawk                4             29             29
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1             12             12
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk           64             86             86
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1             44             44
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             18             18
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              2              2
American Kestrel             1             12             12
Merlin                       1              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              7              7

Total:                      77            312            312
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Arlene Koch, Javier Medel, Rebecca McCabe

Visitors:
49


Weather:
Mostly cloudy/Overcast, S winds 4-18 mph

Raptor Observations:
1 local, 4th year bald eagle.
Counted 57 broad-winged hawks before noon EST.

Non-raptor Observations:

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

Subject: Wildwood Park Dauphin Co
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:52:08 -0400
Stopped by Wildwood this morning to check the lake. It was rather quiet with 
only a couple of Mallards, Canadian Geese and an Egret on the southern part of 
the lake. Saw a couple Red Wings and some Tree Swallows zooming around and 
heard a woodpecker coming from the woods. 


The Egret was looking for breakfast and I got a shot of one of his better 
catches that I posted to Flicker. Posted a couple others of him there as well. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/awellsphoto/13849037684/

A Wells 
York 
Subject: Lebanon County Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:01:31 -0400
I visited a few areas in the late afternoon in  Lebanon Co. and had these
highlights.

Millardsville Quarry-

No grebes of any kind.

Broad-winged Hawk- 1 that went into the woods.

Reistville ponds- no shorebirds of any kind.

Barn Swallow-3

Middle Creek WMA

A lot of the fields were being worked on with farm machines.

Along Rt. 897- Mute Swan-1 immature 

Still about 200 Snow Geese

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster  County 
Subject: Jennings Prairie and nearby; Butler County; 04/14/2014
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent AT EXCITE.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:06:20 -0400
 This morning I birded at Jennings Prairie. Spring has just started in northern 
Butler County with Skunk Cabbage in full bloom and Coltsfoot and Spring Beauty 
just starting. Fortunately the birds do not know that. I was pleased to see and 
hear a Brown Creeper. I rarely am able to hear them unless they are close. I 
had just one FOY at Jennings (Blue-headed Vireo) which was persistently 
singing. I looked up a lot hoping far a Broad-winged Hawk, but settled for 6 
Turkey Vultures. I also enjoyed hearing Field sparrows singing. 


 On my way home I visited a nearby Purple Martin (FOY) colony and found them to 
be back. I hope that they are fat enough to survive the snow tomorrow. At the 
Route 528 bridge over Lake Arthur I found that the Cliff Swallows (FOY) have 
also returned. I got home just as the rain started, having tallied three FOYs 
for the morning. 


     Best Regards ........ Richard Nugent
     Hampton Township, Allegheny County
Subject: Re: Golden Eagles at Octorara Reservoir?
From: Patrick Millar <patrick.millar AT GMX.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:54:27 -0400
Hi Tom,

I live close to the reservoir and have not seen any. That does not mean they do 
not ever pass through here – but I consider it unlikely. 


On the other hand, we do have good numbers of immature Bald Eagles near the 
reservoir year-round. Depending on light and individual markings, these are 
sometimes confused for Golden Eagles. 


So, based upon probabilities, I would suggest that they are not likely to the 
Golden Eagles - they are more likely to be Bald Eagles. However, Golden Eagles 
cannot be ruled out – but it would be great to see some photographs to 
confirm. 


Hope this helps!

Patrick Millar
Southern Chester County

> On Apr 14, 2014, at 3:31 PM, Thomas Wilson  wrote:
> 
> Hello Fellow Birders:
> I was down at the reservoir this morning and around 1030 I saw two eagles
> soaring overhead.  The pattern on the underside of the wing looked like
> that of a Golden Eagle.  I wish someone had been there who had seen one
> before.  The bald eagle was siting on the nest on the west side of the
> reservoir (east side of the bridge). Not many water birds. I did see a pair
> of double crested cormorants. Saw some hen turkeys, a ring-neck pheasant,
> blue-gray gnatcatchers, eastern towhees, lots of tufted titmice, white
> breasted nuthatches. So has anyone else seen Golden Eagles around there
> lately?
> 
> -- 
> Tom Wilson V.M.D.
> Strasburg PA
> (_))
> (oo)_______
> (__)            )\
>   | |---------w| \~
>   | |          | |
Subject: Golden Eagles at Octorara Reservoir?
From: Thomas Wilson <cowdoc99 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:31:55 -0400
Hello Fellow Birders:
I was down at the reservoir this morning and around 1030 I saw two eagles
soaring overhead.  The pattern on the underside of the wing looked like
that of a Golden Eagle.  I wish someone had been there who had seen one
before.  The bald eagle was siting on the nest on the west side of the
reservoir (east side of the bridge). Not many water birds. I did see a pair
of double crested cormorants. Saw some hen turkeys, a ring-neck pheasant,
blue-gray gnatcatchers, eastern towhees, lots of tufted titmice, white
breasted nuthatches. So has anyone else seen Golden Eagles around there
lately?

-- 
Tom Wilson V.M.D.
Strasburg PA
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Subject: Osprey, Hummelstown (Dauphin County)
From: Chandra Kotzatoski <channy3232 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:19:55 -0400
As I was leaving my son's school today around 130, I looked up to see an
Osprey flying over the school, located right in the middle of Hummelstown.
This is the second one I've seen this year, and the first ever in town.

Chandra Kotzatoski
Hummelstown
Subject: Fw: Rejected posting to PABIRDS@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
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Subject: blue-winged teal - Washington County
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:37:35 -0400
Two blue-winged Teal at Hillman State park along with 3 drake Mallard. First 
pond off of Five Points Road extension coming from the west. 

Cathy Brown, Washington Co.
 		 	   		  
Subject: FOY S. Wayne CO
From: Sandra Ward Povse <povses AT MARYU.MARYWOOD.EDU>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:40:43 -0400
Y-B Sapsucker FOY 4.12.14: a lot of activity, vocalization, and drilling
the sugar maples. FOY Common Flicker yesterday. Tree Swallows checking out
the boxes; Chipping Sparrows, Purple and House Finches, melodic Goldfinches
and Song Sparrows all busy at the feeders and on the ground. E. Phoebes
definitely checking out nesting sites and calling back and forth. Bald
Eagle overhead...all at my home outside Honesdale, PA.
-- 
Sandra Ward Povse | Honesdale, PA
Subject: Ruby-crowned kinglet, YB sapsucker, Schenley , Pittsburgh
From: "Kate St.John" <kstjohn001 AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:29:55 -0700
Two notable migrants this morning in Schenley Park in the zone fro the Visitors 
Center to the pond: 

 Ruby-crowned kinglet singing near Botany Hall
 Yellow-bellied sapsucker female near the pond
Also: 
 singing white-throated sparrows
 a pair of red-winged blackbirds at the pond. He was aggressively chasing 
her. 


Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: Chipping Sparrow,Louisiana Waterthrush, Cowbirs, Etc Washington County
From: Pat Hutcheson <Hutch4750 AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:02:03 -0400
April 12 in East Finley Twp. Washington County
 
Chipping Sparrow
Louisiana Water Thrush
Brown headed Cowbird
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
Brown Thrasher
 
Pat Hutcheson    East Finley Twp.
Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA)- Bucks Co. (4/6-4/12)
From: August Mirabella <augustmirabella AT AOL.COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:20:11 -0400
All,
A total of 81 species were reported this week. Highlights include:
Red-breasted Merganser-high report 5 4/12
Common Loon-one to 3 all week
Pied-billed Grebe-high report 3 4/7
Horned Grebe-one to 3 all week
RED-NECKED GREBE-all week/high report 9 4/7 through 4/9; 5 still present 4/12
Double-crested Cormorant-high report 155 4/12
1 AMERICAN BITTERN 4/12 
Broad-winged Hawk 4/12
1 American Coot 4/12
1 Spotted Sandpiper 4/12 
Bonaparte's Gull 4/7 through 4/10-high report 41 4/7
Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 46 4/9
1 CASPIAN TERN 4/6
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues
Barn Swallow
1 Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4/12
Hermit Thrush-high report 4 4/12
Brown Thrasher 4/12
Palm Warbler-high report 8 4/12
1 Fox Sparrow 4/6


Also, Mute Swan 4/7, Wood Duck, Bufflehead 4/6, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser, 
Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Amer. Kestrel, Killdeer, Belted 
Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, E. Phoebe, Rough-winged Swallow, Brown Creeper 
4/10, 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, E. Bluebird, Yellow-rumped 
Warbler, E. Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow 



Thanks to all who share their sightings for our weekly spreadsheet.
August Mirabella
North Wales, PA 
Subject: Yellow-throated Warbler, Northampton County
From: Adam Smith <adamsmithud AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:48:42 -0700
This morning there was a yellow-throated Warbler along the towpath at the 
Bethlehem Boat Club, very close to the Rte 33 bridge. 


Yesterday 2 singingLouisiana Waterthrush at Jacobsburg State Park in Henry's 
Woods. 



Adam Smith
Bethlehem Township
Northampton County
Subject: Luzerne Co. Birdwalk - Sat, April 19
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:49:20 +0000
Hi All,
There will be a birdwalk at Nescopeck State Park on Saturday....meet at visitor 
center for 8:00am. 


Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill Co.
Subject: OT - Frog Calls
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:01:04 +0000
Hi All,
A know it's not birds, but I thought a few others may be interested in frog 
vocals. I've been trying to ID frog calls when birding recently, and thought 
I'd post a link with our state's frog vocals 
http://wasdpa.org/schools/senior/Envirothon/Aquatics/Frog%20and%20Toad%20Calls%20of%20PA.htm 


Yesterday, I'm pretty certain that I heard pickerel frogs at Landingville Dam. 
Today, I heard a different frog at Owl Creek....to me, sounded like a chorus 
frog from the sample calls on the frog web page, but I dont think we get that 
in our area. So, will take more visits and learning to figure out who it is. 


Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill Co.
Subject: FOY Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Near Equinuck, N. Wayne Co.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:42:54 -0400
Forgot to mention in my previous email, had the first of the year singing 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet close to the intersection of Kinneville and Eqinunk Creek 
Rd. 


Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: FOY Tree Swallow, mating Kestrels, N. Wayne Co. yesterday.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:23:31 -0400
Yesterday (4.12) I saw 2 American Kestrels copulating a few times at and near a 
barn (perhaps theyll nest in the barn) about 2 miles south of Lakewood on S. 
Preston Rd, N. Wayne Co., and also the first of the year Tree Swallows singing 
in the air close to this location. 

\Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: FOY Birds Bradford Co.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:18:09 -0400
Late this afternoon I had my first Tree Swallows, Eastern Towhee and Brown 
Thrasher, all singing, at my farm near New Era, Brad. Co. 


Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: BH Vireo, B Thrasher, B&W Warb Franklin Co
From: Bob Keener <keener1538 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:09:17 -0400
PA Birders,

All my FOYs today started with B.

Bob Keener
717-658-8765
Subject: Ohiopyle State Park-Fayette County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:28:09 -0400
While biking through Ohiopyle State Park today, some of the highlights were:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blue-headed Vireo
Bald Eagle
Common Merganser
Mute Swan
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow

Non-avian - lots of Northern Leopard frogs calling

Gigi Gerben & Luke
Washington County
Subject: Blue-winged Teal - Washington Co.
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:17:49 -0400
Four Blue-winged Teal continue at the Zinc Dam Reservoir this evening, two 
male, two female. Only other birds we saw on the water were four Canada Geese 
chasing one another noisily and one drake Wood duck. Just as we were leaving 
the area at 6:30 PM, at least 5 four-wheelers entered the vicinity. I don't 
know if that would affect the Teal. 

Cathy Brown, Washington County. 		 	   		  
Subject: Unbelievable occurrence at Tarentum Bridge this afternoon (Allegh Co)
From: Robert Protz <robertprotz AT YAHOO.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:44:03 -0700
4/13/14

Dear PABirders,

Late this afternoon, around 4:45 PM, I and a lot of other people witnessed 
something that I don't think I'll ever see again in my lifetime. It was warm 
and windy and I had just arrived in the Tarentum marina at the bridge when 
shortly thereafter a large waterfowl flew upriver and crashed directly into the 
bridge understructure. It dropped like a stone into the (Allegheny) river, but 
was still alive. It struggled for about 30 seconds, but finally managed to get 
its head up and out of the water and I then identified it as a Common Loon in 
mixed plumage (neck pattern visible). It stayed on the surface for a short 
time, and then made a dive. It surfaced downriver after about 5 min., waited 
briefly and then dove again. There was a considerable chop on the water due to 
the SW wind against the NW flow of the river. I got to a better vantage point 
and waited about 15 min., but I never did see it again. 


The loon was only one of many different types of waterfowl seen in about 45 min 
at the marina. Also seen: 


1 Pair Mallards
1 Pair Canada Geese
1 Drake Red-breasted Merganser (flying up and down river)
1 Double-crested Cormorant (flying downriver)
1 Red-necked Grebe (second of the day)

and last but not least 1 Peregrine Falcon on the upriver navlite higring perch 
(the male). 


Rob

Rob Protz
Brackenridge - Allegheny Co
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Subject: Mercer Co weekend birds
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:21:57 -0400
This windy weekend I had two FOYs here in Mercer Co:
2 Hermit Thrushes - Apr 12. Along the deeply wooded part of Barry Rd. Seen 
well, flicking their red tails, and completely silent. I do not catch up with 
too many brown thrushes in the county. 

2 Great Egrets - Apr 13. At the propagation area off west Shenango Lake. I 
missed the one that was there for a few days a few weeks ago. 


Also, 2 mimids put on quite a show Apr 12: 
A very vocal Mockingbird, uncommon in the county, along wide-open Barry Rd. 
An extremely vocal Brown Thrasher on River Rd, putting on perhaps the loudest 
and most virtuosic performance I ever heard from that species. 


Fox Sparrows - 2 finally seen well on Beaver Pond Rd. (Apr 12). I did hear a 
fine singing performance about a week ago at Gameland 130. 


Steve Sanford
Sharon PA
Subject: FOY Brown Thrasher and BLGnatcatchers (Ind.co)
From: Marcy Cunkelman <plant4nature AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:21:17 -0400
Happy spring to all...
Really sprung the last 2 days....still seeing and hearing a few DEJuncos and 
WTSparrows which are glowing now. Most have gone and I was away Sunday thru 
Tues, so in that time frame the Tree Sparrows left. 


Today enter the Brown Thrasher in full song and the quiet whispers of the 
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. Tree Swallows are in the yard along with a lone male 
Bluebird...both keeping an eye on the nest boxes....did find a grassy(no moss) 
dome nest inside a nestbox and not sure who it belongs to...have a feeling it's 
house sparrow....white eggs with brown heavy streak on 3/4 and lighter on the 
pointed side...need to keep watching and see...Carolina wrens have been all 
around, but there are also feathers inside the nest too...Watch courtship 
fights of assuming a female and 2 male Flickers...didn't have the binos, but 
you could hear the intense "stay away from my girl" and guarding her....head 
bobbing and lots of noise...wings flared too.... 


Bull and Green Frogs croaking, peepers down over the hill and a few 
butterflies...cabbage white and angle wing, probably a comma....too fast and 
still no photos... 


Gardens all came alive in full bloom the last couple of days...It's 
beautiful....just hoping the cold snap Tues and Wed won't hurt the newly opened 
blossoms...forsythias are beginning to show more color....bloodroot in full 
bloom and other natives are showing their noses...it's not here quite yet, but 
really close... 


Love its spring....hummers should be here hopefully by next week...
Marcy Cunkelman
Conemaugh Twp. Clarksburg, PA Indiana Co.
plant4nature AT gmail.com
The whole world is made of miracles, it's just we‛re so used to 
seeing them we call them ordinary things. ~Hans Christian Andersen
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak, allegheny Co.
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:17:31 -0400
While eating burgers on our patio just now, we heard and then saw a female 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. She serenaded us for a while and then left. 

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea
Plum Borough

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Subject: Small Blue Bird ID Help (Highland Park - Allegheny County)
From: TODD HOOE <hooe AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:07:08 -0700
I heard the bird in the recording (link below) in the woods at Highland Park 
(Pittsburgh) on Friday 4/11/14 around 6:00pm. After searching for the bird for 
more than 15 min, I briefly located a small blue-colored bird near the forest 
floor and I am fairly certain (but not positive) it is the bird in the 
recording. The bird definitely wasn't one of the blue birds that I've seen 
before, which rules out Eastern Bluebird, Blue Jay, Tree Swallow, and 
White-breasted Nuthatch. I researched some of the blue-colored warblers, the 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and Indigo Bunting, but none sound like the bird in this 
recording. I'm stumped. Can anyone identify the bird heard in the linked 
recording? 


https://www.dropbox.com/s/vu7z7oc3dja9s4p/Small%20%20Blue%20Bird.m4a


Thanks!


Todd Hooe
Allegheny County