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Varied Thrush,©David Sibley

28 Nov Franklin Co Commone Goldeneyes and Lapland Longspurs [Bill Oyler ]
28 Nov Cackling Goose Cumberland County [Vern Gauthier ]
28 Nov Eastern PA Birdline: 11/28/2014 [Dave DeReamus ]
28 Nov Protecting Forests No Longer Alone Capable of Reversing Land Use's Effects on Climate Change: We Messed Up!!!!!!!!!!!!! [grant stevenson ]
27 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (27 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 27, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
27 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (27 Nov 2014) 24 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Nov Harris's sparrow continues, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
27 Nov Lapland Longspur - Schuylkill Co. [Dave Kruel ]
27 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Nov 2014) 20 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (27 Nov 2014) 6 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Nov Kestrel -- Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Nov 27, 2014 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
27 Nov Common Loon - Allegheny Co. [ ]
27 Nov Another Thanksgiving Osprey at Wissahickon - Phila. Co. [kenjanuski ]
27 Nov Long-tailed Duck, etc., Duck Hollow, Alleg. Co [ ]
26 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Nov Central PA Birdline for 11.27.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
26 Nov Fox Sparrows Levittown Bucks County [Linda Rowan ]
26 Nov York County Pine Siskins [Peter Robinson ]
26 Nov Drake canvasback mercer county [jusko88 ]
26 Nov Drake canvasback mercer county [jusko88 ]
26 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 26, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
26 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (25 Nov 2014) 22 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Nov Ring-Billed Gulls - Clearfield County [Rick & Marianne Atkinson ]
26 Nov Short-eared Owl, Clearfield Co. []
26 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (25 Nov 2014) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Nov Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2014) 20 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
25 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (25 Nov 2014) 2 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (24 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (25 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Nov Northern Harriers, Opossum Lake, Cumberland County [Dave Kerr ]
25 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 25, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
25 Nov Re: Snowy owl Cedar Cliff High School [Ted Nichols II ]
25 Nov FW: Snowy owl Cedar Cliff High School ["Brauning, Daniel" ]
25 Nov Snowy owl Cedar Cliff High School ["Brauning, Daniel" ]
25 Nov Siskins Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
25 Nov Fox Sparrow - Washington County [Pat Hutcheson ]
25 Nov Re: Franklin Co Peregrine Falcon [Ted Nichols II ]
25 Nov Franklin Co Peregrine Falcon [Bill Oyler ]
25 Nov Fwd: Cornell Lab eNews: To Tell a Crow From a Raven, Trust Your Ears [grant stevenson ]
25 Nov Sandhill Cranes, Rosecrans Bog area, Clinton Co., 11/23/14 [Wayne Laubscher ]
24 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (24 Nov 2014) 33 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
24 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (24 Nov 2014) 46 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Nov Harris's sparrow continues, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
24 Nov Washington County Waterfowl ["Gigi G." ]
24 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Nov 2014) 21 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
24 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (24 Nov 2014) 57 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
24 Nov Lebanon County - 1ST year Iceland Gull [Windstream Mail ]
24 Nov Volunteers Needed! [Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology ]
24 Nov North Park Snow Goose Allegheny County [Janis Bennett ]
24 Nov Cackling Geese, Snow Goose, Clearfield Co. [Dan Richards ]
24 Nov Bald Eagles Fannett township, Franklin County [Martin Wilson ]
24 Nov Re: PABIRDS Digest - 22 Nov 2014 to 23 Nov 2014 (#2014-328) ["Peb2 AT case.edu" ]
24 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 24, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
24 Nov Clarification, Swan and Shrike [Glenn Koppel ]
24 Nov White goose chen sp allegheny county [jusko88 ]
24 Nov Beaver and Ohio Rivers, Nov 23, Rochester, Beaver County ["Kate St.John" ]
24 Nov Lake Meade Adams County [Jason Verdier ]
24 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2014) 18 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Loons, Siskins, Erie County [Shawn Collins ]
23 Nov Cackling Geese, Great Egret, more Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
23 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Clarion Co- Northern shrike, fox sparrows, Marcellus at Curllsville strips [Carole Winslow ]
23 Nov HSR: Rose Tree Park (23 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Waterfowl, Allegheny River and County [Amy Henrici ]
23 Nov Purple Finch, Allegheny Co. [Amy Henrici ]
23 Nov White goose at North Park, Allegheny County (photos) [Geoff Malosh ]
23 Nov Cumberland County, SGL 230 [Peter Lusardi ]
23 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Trumpeter Swan X6; Lake Arthur; Butler County; 11/23/2014 [Richard Nugent ]
23 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2014) 18 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Odd Sapsucker behavior-Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Emmaus, Lehigh County [Kathy ]
23 Nov Tundra Swan and Northern Shirke [Glenn Koppel ]
23 Nov Forster's Tern - Beltzville Wildlife Management Area (Carbon County) [Jonathan Mularczyk ]
23 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Nov Erie County birds of note [Jerry McWilliams ]

Subject: Franklin Co Commone Goldeneyes and Lapland Longspurs
From: Bill Oyler <oylerbill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:49:16 -0500
Yesterday I did a check of most of the ponds and lakes roadside accessible
between Chambersburg, Roxbury, and Fannettsburg and came up with nothing
other than Canada Geese and Mallards.  Today was much of the same except I
did find some good birds at Mountain Lake, Fannettsburg.  There were 3
Common Goldeneye (1-M, 2-F), 2 Common Merganser (M, F), 2 Hooded Merganser
(2-M), Bufflehead (F), and 2 Gadwall (M, F).  There was an adult Bald Eagle
there also.

And on Church Road near Pleasant Hall among a pretty good flock of Horned
Larks, I watched two Lapland Longspurs feed in the grass at road's edge.

Bill Oyler
Chambersburg
Subject: Cackling Goose Cumberland County
From: Vern Gauthier <pabirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:46:05 -0500
Greetings,
Paul Banks found a CACKLING GOOSE at the Laughlin Mill pond in Newville this 
morning. I just came back from seeing it. There is also a SNOW GOOSE there. 

Vern Gauthier
Newvilel
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 11/28/2014
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:38:39 -0500
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* November 28, 2014
* PAEA1411.28

- Birds mentioned

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
HARRIS’S SPARROW
“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow
FORSTER’S TERN
PINE SISKIN
CACKLING GOOSE
TRUMPETER SWAN
REDHEAD
GREATER SCAUP

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: November 28th at 4:00 AM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard AT rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County.  Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .

There will be a full-day field trip to the Conowingo Dam on December 6th.
Meet at the Tilghman Square parking lot, near the Red Robin restaurant, just
west of Route 309 at 9:00 AM.  Trip leader will be Jon Levin.

The Allentown Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 20th.  If
interested, call Stephen Kloiber at (610) 863-3889.

The Wild Creek / Little Gap Christmas Bird Count will be held on December
21st.  If interested, call Josh Nemeth at (610) 573-8577.

The Bethlehem–Easton–Hellertown Christmas Bird Count will be held on
December 27th.  If interested, call Don & Elaine Mease at (610) 346-7754.

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”.  A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from the MARTINS CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE (Tekening) area,
Northampton County:
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 2 on 11/23.

Sightings from the NAZARETH QUARRY, Northampton County:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 11/20.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 from 11/17 to at least 11/27 (first-winter bird).
“Gambel’s” White-crowned Sparrow – 1 on 11/22.

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcons – 2 on 11/22.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
FORSTER’S TERN – 1 on 11/23 (late date).

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 5 on 11/21 and 11/27; 6 on 11/24
Northern Goshawks – 2 on 11/21
Golden Eagles – 9 on 11/21.
Also PINE SISKIN ‘fly-by’s.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
At the Church Road area:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE – 1 on 11/25
CACKLING GOOSE – 1 on 11/25
Northern Shovelers – 55 on 11/25.

Sightings from LAKE NOCKAMIXON, Bucks County:
TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 on 11/21 (at the marina).

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
REDHEADS – 2 on 11/20 and 11/21
GREATER SCAUP – 3 on 11/22.
Also Double-crested Cormorant and Bald Eagle.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
Bald Eagles – 5 on 11/21
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 11/24
Golden Eagle – 1 on 11/24.

Common Raven is increasingly being reported from many sites.

- End transcript
Subject: Protecting Forests No Longer Alone Capable of Reversing Land Use's Effects on Climate Change: We Messed Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 03:05:14 -0500
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141117130218.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fearth_climate%2Fglobal_warming+%28Global+Warming+News+--+ScienceDaily%29 


Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (27 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:11:19 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             18            204
Turkey Vulture               0             75            718
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             21            131
Northern Harrier             0             14             94
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             29            110
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              0            305            651
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             40             77
American Kestrel             0              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                       0            575           8317
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Schwenk

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Very light NW wind under an overcast sky, with a few snow flurries.  Temp
30-33

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
pilated WP, downy WP. hairy WP, wh br nuthatch, etc
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 27, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:36:26 -0500
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 27, 2014
Time: 0715-0845
Weather: Cloudy, ESEwind to 5 mph, temp. 31 F, waves about two feet. 
Comments: Light movement with mergansers and grebes moving east and scaup 
moving west. 

 
Waterbirds counted:

Tundra Swan  7
Canvasback  4
Lesser Scaup  574
White-winged Scoter  4
Long-tailed Duck  6
Common Goldeneye  5
Red-breasted Merganser  417
Red-throated Loon  3
Common Loon  16
Horned Grebe  54
American Coot  1

Other bird moving over the lake:

Bald Eagle  1 adult 


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw AT aol.com
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (27 Nov 2014) 24 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:11:20 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             52            311
Turkey Vulture               0            154            926
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   5             57            307
Northern Harrier             1             17            110
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             84           3934
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             1              8             16
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             39            100
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             12            753           1632
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             91            150
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       1              9            118
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             55            260

Total:                      24           1337          12695
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 31-35F, Wind 3-11 mph W,WNW,NW, Cloud
Cover 90-100%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1040i,1146i,1244a,1357a,1450a
Golden Eagle:1452a
Northern Goshawk:1220i
Counter had an adventurous Thanksgiving Day.  It started when the
Counter’s car got stuck in the snow halfway up Bake Oven road. After 30
minutes of intense shoveling he managed to move his car off to the side of
the road. Afterwards, he walked the rest of the way up to the North Lookout
in 8 inches of snow. Along the way he fell 3 times but was not seriously
injured. Highlights of the day include a female Northern Harrier that came
in very close to the lookout along with a Northern Goshawk. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese(221), Gull sp.(1), Pine Siskin, Black-capped Chickadee,
Pileated Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Harris's sparrow continues, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:33:11 +0000
The subject line says it all.   It's taken to coming into the backyard 
feeders every afternoon, sometimes as early as 1 and sometimes as late as 4:40. 
But it's also been seen on the millet spread in the driveway, atop the birch 
trees, and several times recently in the upper fields across from and not far 
from the edge of the backyard. A signing book will be on the front porch 
should I not be here. Because it has mostly moved away from the parking area in 
the driveway it's okay to park there now.  Arlene Koch 

Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Lapland Longspur - Schuylkill Co.
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:25:33 +0000
Hi All,

This afternoon there was a Lapland Longspur with a group of Horned Larks along 
Flathill Road, a bit east of Pine Grove. 


The larks were split up into a few groups, totaling about 75.

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill Co.
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Nov 2014) 20 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:11:12 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             62            198
Turkey Vulture               0            129            936
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   5             93            373
Northern Harrier             1             39            159
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            115           4770
Cooper's Hawk                0             39            545
Northern Goshawk             1             14             17
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             86            184
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             10           1126           2102
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 0             80            138
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      20           1824          17136
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Laurie Goodrich

Weather:
overcast most day then partly cldy, light NW wind becoming stronger late in
day, 0-2 deg C, 8 inches snow on ground; occasional  flurries

Raptor Observations:
bald eagles:IM 1225, AD 1316, Adult followed by pair of juveniles 1532 

Non-raptor Observations:
552 Canada geese, 83 siskin, 10 ringbilled gull, 7 goldfinches, etc
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (27 Nov 2014) 6 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:11:54 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           0            276           2011
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           0             71            477
NH                           0             32            180
SS                           0            111           9906
CH                           0             25            528
NG                           2             19             34
RS                           2             74            238
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                           2           1193           2738
RL                           0              2              2
GE                           0            135            210
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              8            120
PG                           0              1             55
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                       6           1968          23863
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Ron Freed

Observers:        Gene Wagner, Pat Freed

Weather:
Overcast most of the day with light NW wind and snow flurries.


Raptor Observations:
First bird - RS 10:44
Last bird - RT 2:02

Non-raptor Observations:
CAGO - 35
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ron Freed (rrfreed AT embarqmail.com)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Kestrel -- Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Nov 27, 2014
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:39:41 -0500
Happy to find a Kestrel sitting on the top of a small tree on the grassy 
hillside above the Nine Mile Run trail. 


Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

Nov 27, 2014
Duck Hollow, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Traveling
0.5 miles
90 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Duck Hollow and part of Nine Mile Run trail. 

22 Mallard
3 Hooded Merganser
1 Pied-billed Grebe
6 Horned Grebe
1 American Kestrel -- Along the Nine Mile Run trail, just before the bridge 
over the run. 

1 Killdeer
55 Ring-billed Gull
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Northern Flicker
2 Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee
1 Carolina Wren
3 American Robin
1 Song Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow
3 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Northern Cardinal
Subject: Common Loon - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:14:51 -0500
The Common Loon that I first reported at Dashields Dam last Saturday..continues 
today below the dam 


Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Another Thanksgiving Osprey at Wissahickon - Phila. Co.
From: kenjanuski <kenjanuski AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:04:26 -0500
For at least 10 years we've walked along the Wissahickon Creek in
Philadelphia on Thanksgiving and other holidays. One of the first times we
saw a Pileated so we've always looked for it. More recently though we've
seen Osprey in November and once on Thanksgiving. So that was our hope for
today, especially as we'd seen a juvenile there about two  weeks ago.  As I
was looking for a woodpecker I think Jerene said "what's this big bird coing
toward us?" Sure enough it was a juvenile Osprey. He sat for a full 30
minutes, until we finally had to walk away. While we watched him a Bald
Eagle flew behind him and upstream.

 

E-bird seems to think it's unlikely for Osprey to be here but if we look we
generally find them in November. I wonder if perhaps it's lost juveniles who
stick around until they decide that they've made a mistake and move on. I
took over 60 photos and one of the best is included in my ebird list. Oddly
enough I just finished a linocut yesterday  based on the last one we saw on
Thanksgiving. Eventually I'll post it and a few photos from today on my
blog: http://kenjanuski.blogspot.com.

 

Full ebird list below:

 

Wissahickon Park - Valley Green to KitchensLane, Philadelphia, US-PA Nov 27,
2014 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Protocol: Traveling

1.9 mile(s)

Comments:     Keeping up a tradition - Thanksgiving Osprey along
Wissahickon. Photo included with entry.

18 species

 

Mallard  8

Great Blue Heron  2

Osprey  1     Watched for 30 minutes. He was about 50-70 feet away. I think
he was probably the same juvenile I saw two weeks ago though the markings,
esp. on median coverts, seemed fainter and duller than two weeks ago. Took
over 50 photos. One of the best is below:

 



 

Oddly enough yesterday  I just finished a linocut of one that I saw on
Thanksgiving about 4 years ago. I'll probably post it on my blog:
http://kenjanuski.blogspot.com later today or tomorrow.

Bald Eagle  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  3

Downy Woodpecker  4

Hairy Woodpecker  1

Blue Jay  4

American Crow  1

Carolina Chickadee  2

Tufted Titmouse  1

White-breasted Nuthatch  1

Brown Creeper  1

Winter Wren  2

Carolina Wren  2

Golden-crowned Kinglet  1

White-throated Sparrow  2

American Goldfinch  2

 

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20697766

 

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

 

 

Ken Januski

Philadelphia, PA

  http://www.kenjanuski.com

 

 
Subject: Long-tailed Duck, etc., Duck Hollow, Alleg. Co
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:43:35 -0800
At first Sue and I thought there were more than one, but closer inspection 
showed there was 

one Long-tailed Duck, a good ways upstream.
Also
BLACK SCOTER  (the immature that's been hanging around several days now. It 
was near the L-t.) 

Horned Grebe 11
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Fish Crow
Kildeer
Tree Sparrow 4    (a short way up 9 Mile Run Trail.) 
Kestrel 1 male
Northern Mockingbird


We missed the L-t Duck on our first look. It was a lucky break that after 
observing the grebes, we ran into Mike Hamberg a few hundred yards away, on the 
trail. I offered to walk back and show them to him, since he wasn't sure he 
ever saw a Horned Grebe. So we walked back to the car, and I hauled out the 
scope, being to lazy to do that earlier. It paid. As I scoped in the general 
area of the grebes, an L-t filled my glass. After Mike got his life birds and 
left, another couple of new birders showed up and saw them, too. 


 I won't feel that good again today 'til I'm snug outside of a glass of wine, 
and have taken a few chomps out of a turkey drumstick. 


Jack Solomon, with Sue Solomon and others
Allegheny County
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:11:05 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             62            198
Turkey Vulture               0            129            936
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   0             88            368
Northern Harrier             0             38            158
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            115           4770
Cooper's Hawk                0             39            545
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             83            181
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0           1116           2092
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 0             80            138
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                       0           1804          17116
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Snowy!

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: Central PA Birdline for 11.27.2014
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:07 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * November 27, 2014
 * PACE1411.27
 Bird Highlights
 CACKLING GOOSE (Clearfield & Lebanon Cos.)
 TRUMPETER SWAN (York Co.)
 SANDHILL CRANE (Clinton, Cumberland & Montour Cos.)
 ICELAND GULL (Lebanon Co.)
 SNOWY OWL (Cumberland Co.)
 RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Lancaster Co.)
 BREWER'S BLACKBIRD (Cambria Co.)
 PINE SISKINS (Cumberland, Huntingdon, Huntingdon/Mifflin, Lebanon & 
Schuylkill/Berks Cos.) 

 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 November 27, 2014
 To Report: TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy 
 Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
 Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

 Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings 
made the week prior to Thursday, November 27, 2014. 


 ADAMS COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen between November 23 and 24 at Lake Meade 
(JV). One adult BLAD EAGLE also was seen on November 24 (JV). 


 BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 4 BLACK VULTURES, 2 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 25 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 6 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 
20 and 25 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG, RMc). Fourteen SNOW BUNTINGS also were 
seen on November 21 (TD). 


 CAMBRIA COUNTY:
 A BREWER'S BLACKBIRD was seen on November 20 at a feeder in Loretto (LJ).

 CARBON COUNTY:
 One FORSTER'S TERN was seen on November 23 at Beltzville Lake (JM).

 CENTRE COUNTY:
 Up to 3 BALD EAGLES and 1 MERLIN were seen between November 22 and 23 at Bald 
Eagle State Park (BSn, JC). 


 CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
 A flock of 10 CACKLING GEESE and 1 BALD EAGLE were seen on November 24 at 
Treasure Lake (DR). 


 CLINTON COUNTY:
 Four SANDHILL CRANES were seen on November 23 in a field off of Brungard Road 
near Rosecrans Bog and near Logantown (RA). 


 COLUMBIA COUNTY:
 One BARN OWL was seen on November 20 when it flew in front of a car at Fort 
McClure Boulevard and Sand Street (AKe). 


 CUMBERLAND/PERRY COUNTIES:
 Waggoner Gap reported counting 43 TURKEY VULTURES, 14 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN 
HARRIERS, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 3 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 77 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 11 GOLDEN 
EAGLES, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between November 20 and 24 (DG, GW, KG, 
RF, PF, CH, JL). 


 Six SANDHILL CRANES were seen on November 22 flying south over 76 Carlisle 
Road (BF). 


 One PINE SISKIN was observed on November 23 in State Game Lands 230 and an 
additional 30 PINE SISKINS were seen in nearby backyards (PL). 


 A SNOWY OWL was perched in a tree about 100 yards north of mile marker 215 
along the Pennsylvania Turnpike on November 24 (PB). 


 One SNOWY OWL was photographed on November 25 at Cedar Cliff High School in an 
internal courtyard not accessible by the public (DBra, TN). It cannot be viewed 
outside the high school (TN). 


 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 A pair of BALD EAGLES were seen on November 24 perched in a tree on an Amish 
farm in Fannett Township (MWi). 


 One PEREGRINE FALCON was observed on November 25 perched on the handle of the 
World's Largest Paint Can located along I-81 (TN). 


 One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on November 25 landing on the Four Points 
Sheridan sign near the intersection of I-81 at Route 30 in Chambersburg (BO) 
[this may be the same bird as in the preceding report]. 


 HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
 Twelve PINE SISKINS were seen on November 22 at Shaver's Creek Environmental 
Center (ACh). 


 A single LAPLAND LONGSPUR was observed on November 23 among a flock of 
approximately 50 HORNED LARKS along the Pennsylvania Furnace Road (JK). 


 A very late MAGNOLIA WARBLER visited the Kyler's backyard feeders on November 
23 (DK, TK). 


 HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
 Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 BALD EAGLES, 
1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 23 
RED-TAILED HAWKS and 9 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 20 and 25 (TK, NB, DK, 
JK, GG, DSt, DWe, JP, JB). Fifty PINE SISKINS also were counted on November 21 
(JB, JK). 


 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 An immature male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues to visit a feeder at a residence 
near Akron between November 20 and 21 (BC, TN, ZA, ZM, RR, ME). It was NOT seen 
after November 21 and may have left the area (BC). This bird was caught and 
banded while confirming the identification as a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (SL). Anyone 
wishing to see this bird can do so by parking in the Akron Church of the 
Brethren parking lot which is directly behind the property with the RUFOUS 
HUMMINGBIRD. The feeders can be viewed from behind the wooden guard rail at the 
edge of the lot. People have permission to use this parking lot except on 
Sunday mornings between 8 AM and 12 noon. DO NOT leave the parking lot if you 
wish to view this bird. People DO NOT have permission to go into the yard with 
the feeders. 


 LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
 Up to 6 BALD EAGLES and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on November 20 at Middle 
Creek Wildlife Propagation Area (SS, RM). 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 3 BLACK VULTURES, 5 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 8 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 58 
RED-TAILED HAWKS, 7 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCONS 
between November 20 and 24 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC). PINE SISKINS also were 
seen on November 23 (MC). 


 Two CACKLING GEESE, 1 BALD EAGLE and 1 first winter ICELAND GULL was seen on 
November 24 at Lion's Lake (RM). 


 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 TURKEY VULTURE, 7 BALD EAGLES, 
NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED 
HAWK, 28 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 3 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 20 and 24 (JK, 
RSi, DSm, LW, MS). An unspecified number of PINE SISKINS also were seen on 
November 22 (MS). 


 MONTOUR COUNTY:
 One SANDHILL CRANE was seen on November 20 flying with a flock of CANADA GEESE 
along Fairview Road (AKe). 


 One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on November 22 at Montour 
Preserve (ACha, BCh, DBr). 


 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 5 BLACK VULTURES, 2 TURKEY VULTURES, 
17 BALD EAGLES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 7 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 2 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 76 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 2 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 
20 and 24 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DWo, DBa, HMe, MR, MJM, BSa, BD, DH, DKr, AC, PC, 
SSc, MW, JFT, BBr). Twenty-one PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 21 (LG) 
Unspecified numbers of PINE SISKINS were observed on November 20, 22 and 23 
(LG, DBa, BSa, BBr). 


 YORK COUNTY:
 One TRUMPETER SWAN was seen on November 22 at Long Arm Reservoir (HM).

 Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed on November 24 at Hopewell Township 
Park (RS). 

 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: Zachary Adams (ZA), 
Raymond Allgyer (RA), David Barber (DBa), Jason Beale (JB), Mark Blauer (MB), 
Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Dan Brauning (DBra), Bracken Brown 
(BBr), Deb Brown (DBr), Peter Burns (PB), Phil Campbell (PC), Bruce Carl (BC), 
Adam Carter (AC), Audrey Chambers (ACha), Bill Chambers (BCh), Ed Chubb (EC), 
Alyssia Church (ACh), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Tom 
Dick (TD), Mike Epler (ME), Bill Franz (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), 
Dale Gearhart (DGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch 
(BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Craig Houston (CH), 
Laurie Johnston (LJ), Jon Kauffman (JK), Andy Keister (AKe), Rudy Keller (RK), 
Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), Dave Kruel (DKr), Dave Kyler (DK), 
Trudy Kyler (TK), Sandy Lockerman (SL), Peter Lusardi (PL), Rosemary McGlynn 
(RMc), Henry McLin (HM), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy 
Miller (RM), Jonathan Mularczyk (JM), Ted Nichols III (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), 
Richard Pohner (RP), Dan Richards (DR), Rick Robinson (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), 
Matt Sabatine (MSa), Beth Sassaman (BSa), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk 
(DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Robin Smith (RS), 
Bob Snyder (BSn), Stan Stahl (SS), Jean-Francois Therrien (JFT), Jason Verdier 
(JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox 
(FW), Martin Wilson (MWi), Matt Wlasniewski (MW) and Doug Wood (DWo). I 
apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming 
that person on request. 

-End Transcript
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Subject: Fox Sparrows Levittown Bucks County
From: Linda Rowan <lrowan1 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:57:21 -0500
Today we have seen two fox sparrows in the yard. They are big compared to the 
white throats. They are very bright. 


Linda Rowan
Subject: York County Pine Siskins
From: Peter Robinson <pabirder AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:18:52 +0000
1:15 pm

Two Pine Siskin showed up about 12:15 pm at the Nyjer sock feeder in the 
Hanover Borough during this first snowfall of the season, the first Siskin seen 
since the major invasion a few years ago, and a welcome addition to the usual 
crowd of House Sparrows and House Finches. Hope they stick around. 


Peter Robinson
Hanover, York County, PA



 		 	   		  
Subject: Drake canvasback mercer county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:39:52 -0500
I forgot to mention the location. Tower rd pond behind grove city outlet mall. 
PS HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone that reads the listserv. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Drake canvasback mercer county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:35:41 -0500
There is a lone drake canvasback in with about 10 ruddy ducks. Also present is 
a pied-billed grebe and a drake hooded merganser. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 26, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:24:32 -0500
Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 26, 2014
Time: 0715-0845
Weather: Cloudy, ENE windto 5 mph, temp. 31 F, waves about one foot. 
Comments: Very quiet on the lake this morning.  Horned Grebes were moving east.

Waterbirds counted:

Northern Pintail  1
Greater Scaup  2
Lesser Scaup  100
White-winged Scoter  6
Surf/Black scoter  3
Long-tailed Duck  8
Bufflehead  6
Common Goldeneye  9
Red-breasted Merganser  64
Common Loon  16
unidentified loon  2
Horned Grebe 43

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



Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (25 Nov 2014) 22 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:11:14 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           4            276           2011
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           0             71            477
NH                           0             32            180
SS                           0            111           9906
CH                           0             25            528
NG                           1             17             32
RS                           1             72            236
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          14           1191           2736
RL                           0              2              2
GE                           2            135            210
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              8            120
PG                           0              1             55
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                      22           1962          23857
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carl Rojahn, Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Gene Wagner,
                  Joe Lavella, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Overcast, then fair skies with light to moderate W winds.

Raptor Observations:
GE Ad 12:17, 3:15

First bird - RT 9:43
Last bird - GE 3:15

Non-raptor Observations:
Loons - 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Ring-Billed Gulls - Clearfield County
From: Rick & Marianne Atkinson <marianne5 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:24:16 -0500
There were Ring-Billed Gulls yesterday at the Martin's grocery store parking
lot on Hoover Ave. in DuBois.

On Sunday, there were Ring-Billed Gulls at the Wal Mart parking lot and
sitting on top of the tall lights next to TSC on Beaver Drive in DuBois.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County
Subject: Short-eared Owl, Clearfield Co.
From: drichards7 AT VERIZON.NET
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:07:03 -0600
 Last evening I observed a Short-eared Owl hunting along Sandy Ridge Road near 
the village of Clover Run. 



Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (25 Nov 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:11:37 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             18            204
Turkey Vulture               1             75            718
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             21            131
Northern Harrier             0             14             94
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             29            110
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              3            305            651
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             40             77
American Kestrel             0              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                       4            575           8317
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        

Visitors:
Those helping with the count today were Steve Walthius and Joan Renninger.
3 other visitors also stopped by the mountain. 


Weather:
Overcast with winds WSW. Temp range 9-11C.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Usual showing of winter birds.

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

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (25 Nov 2014) 20 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:09:09 -0500
Our site has now reached a new season high for golden eagles.

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              8
TV                           3             65            420
OS                           0              1             73
BE                           4             26            108
NH                           1              8             39
SS                           1             14           1145
CH                           0              5            130
NG                           0              3              7
RS                           0             15             49
BW                           0              0           1093
RT                           6            224            650
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           5            111            142
AK                           0              2            128
ML                           0              0             35
PG                           0              1             29
UA                           0              0              3
UB                           0              0              5
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1             20
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                      20            476           4085
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Nick Bolgiano

Observers:        Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind W 8-12 mph, sky mostly cloudy until 1400, when it cleared

Raptor Observations:
NH: 1 female
BE: 957 Ad, 1038 Imm, 1120 Ad, 1155 Imm
GE: 1107 Ad, 1301 Unk, 1324 Ad, 1423 Unk, 1537 Ad


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
2-5 in snow, which may close the access road
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nbolgiano AT pennswoods.net)
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (25 Nov 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:11:56 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              7             85
TV                           0             35            362
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             13           1151
CH                           0              9            152
NG                           1              1              4
RS                           0              7             32
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           1            180            915
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           0             80             97
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       2            346           7624
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        

Visitors:
7 Visitors


Weather:
Moderate winds out of the W
Average temp. 4c
Cloud cover 100% down to 0%
Visibility up to 40km

Raptor Observations:
2 Raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
Starlings, Ravens, Crows, Bluejays, Juncos ,BC Chicadees  

Predictions:
Snow storm, possible 4 to 7 inchess
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (24 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:11:12 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              7             85
TV                           1             35            362
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             13           1151
CH                           0              9            152
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           0              7             32
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           6            179            914
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           1             80             97
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       8            344           7622
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Bob Wertz, Charlie Voytko, Nancy Ott, Neil Woffinden

Visitors:
6 Visitors


Weather:
Light winds out of the S,SE, SW
Average temp.14c
Cloud cover 0% to 90%
Visibility up to 32km

Raptor Observations:
8 Raptors counted. Sub adult Golden Eagle at3:30

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (25 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:11:09 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             51            310
Turkey Vulture               2            154            926
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   1             52            302
Northern Harrier             0             16            109
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             84           3934
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             0              7             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             38             99
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk              1            741           1620
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             90            149
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             54            259

Total:                       8           1313          12671
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dave Leibert, Dennis Glew, Fritz Brock

Visitors:
a couple of hunters


Weather:
Visibility unlimited, Temp 47-52F, Wind 2-10  mph NW,W,WNW, Cloud Cover
40-100%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:0951i
Very slow day; not much activity


Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(4), Cedar Waxwing(6), Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow

Predictions:
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 35. Northeast wind 5 to
11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9
inches possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Northern Harriers, Opossum Lake, Cumberland County
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:52:47 -0500
I was very surprised to see three Northern Harriers this afternoon

at Possum Lake.

 

All three were in view at 1:13, and I watched them soaring and diving at

each other for the next 15 minutes.  Two of the three were juveniles.  I
could not

confirm the age of the third bird.

 

Not a particularly good photo, but I was able to capture all three:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/63027303 AT N06/15693141479/

 

 

Dave Kerr

Carlisle
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 25, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:33:35 -0500
Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: November 25, 2014
Time: 0710-0910
Weather: Cloudy, W wind to 20 mph, temp. 35 F, waves 5 to 6 feet. 
Comments: Lesser Scaupand Red-breasted Mergansers moving around on the lake, 
mainly in a easterly direction. Highlight was a westbount Red-necked Grebe. 


Water birds counted:

Canvasback  32
Redhead  22
Lesser Scaup  300
Black Scoter  4
Long-tailed Duck  2
Common Goldeneye  3
Common Merganser  2
Red-breasted Merganser  1080
Common Loon  15
unidentified loon  3
Horned Grebe  6
RED-NECKED GREBE  1


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


Subject: Re: Snowy owl Cedar Cliff High School
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:51:00 -0500
There is some great discussion going on about the bird PA Birders Facebook
group.

Most importantly, before everyone starts going there, everyone should note
the bird is not publicly accessible as it is in an internal courtyard of
the school and can't be seen unless you are inside the school.

Regards,
Ted Nichols
Annville, Pa.
Subject: FW: Snowy owl Cedar Cliff High School
From: "Brauning, Daniel" <dbrauning AT PA.GOV>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:37:59 -0500
Thanks to those on the ball – make that, Cumberland County!

The Game Commission office in Harrisburg just received a photo of a Snowy Owl 
taken this morning at the Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, Cumberland 
county. 


Daniel Brauning


Subject: Snowy owl Cedar Cliff High School
From: "Brauning, Daniel" <dbrauning AT PA.GOV>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:57:26 -0500
The Game Commission office in Harrisburg just received a photo of a Snowy Owl 
taken this morning at the Cedar Cliff High School, Carlisle, Dauphin. 


Daniel Brauning


Subject: Siskins Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:20:05 -0500
Driving to work this morning, I go past Custard's Marsh....and just as you
go across the bridge, there were about 10-15 small birds along the road.  I
pulled off and took a look where they flew in the trees, they were Pine
Siskins.

also at Custards were 2 Tundra Swans


Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Fox Sparrow - Washington County
From: Pat Hutcheson <0000001a0b1f86e1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:21:32 -0500
Nov. 23  in East Finley Twp. Washington County  -- one busy Fox  Sparrow.
 
Pat Hutcheson   East Finley Twp.
Subject: Re: Franklin Co Peregrine Falcon
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:57:55 -0500
This one might be hanging around the area.

I was traveling past exit 24 (8 miles North on 81) on Sunday morning and I
saw a Peregrine Falcon perched atop the handle of what is supposedly the
world's largest paint can that is alongside the highway.

Would have made a great picture, but I had places to be.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.
Subject: Franklin Co Peregrine Falcon
From: Bill Oyler <oylerbill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:24:12 -0500
At 710 am this morning watched a peregrine glide in and land on the Four Points 
Sheraton sign at I-81 Rt 30 Chambersburg. 


Bill Oyler

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Fwd: Cornell Lab eNews: To Tell a Crow From a Raven, Trust Your Ears
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:31:44 -0500
a little fun for serious beginners...


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Cornell Lab eNews: To Tell a Crow From a Raven, Trust Your Ears
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Rosecrans Bog area, Clinton Co., 11/23/14
From: Wayne Laubscher <wnlaubscher AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:10:27 +0000
I received a report from Raymond Allgyer who told me that yesterday he observed 
4 Sandhill Cranes in a field off Brungard Road near Rosecrans Bog near 
Loganton. Brungard Road is off Rt. 477 northwest of Loganton. 




Wayne Laubscher 
Lock Haven 
Clinton Co. 
wnlaubscher AT comcast.net 
"Owl be back" 
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (24 Nov 2014) 33 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:11:53 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             18            204
Turkey Vulture               5             74            717
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   4             21            131
Northern Harrier             2             14             94
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             29            110
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             20            302            648
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 1             40             77
American Kestrel             0              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      33            571           8313
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Richard Pohner

Observers:        

Visitors:
Those aiding with the count today: Morris Cox, Steve Rannels, Gayle
Lawrance, Steve Walthius. 29 others visited the mountain today.


Weather:
Partly cloudy and windy with SW winds 5-15mph. Temp range 16-21C.

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle:
Un-aged  AT  11:55

Immature Bald Eagles:
2  AT  2:07
singles birds  AT  2:12, 2:29



Non-raptor Observations:
Two Ravens and 64 Ring-billed Gulls.


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

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (24 Nov 2014) 46 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:11:57 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             50            309
Turkey Vulture              20            152            924
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   6             51            301
Northern Harrier             3             16            109
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             83           3933
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             0              7             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             37             98
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk              9            740           1619
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             90            149
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             53            258

Total:                      46           1305          12663
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
Pete Kell, Bruce Englenton-Woods, C.R.Kuhns(was back again trying to break
his previous disk throwing record of 500 feet.)


Weather:
Visibility unlimited, Temp 60-66F, Wind 3-13 mph SW, Cloud Cover 50-100%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1349a,1351a,1408a,1408a,1410i,1600a
Golden Eagle:1459a
A Peregrine Falcon was observed flying west to east so that was not
counted. Also, there were a number of Red-tailed Hawks not in migration
mode. Many were just kiting around and flying randomly in all
directions.Some perched for a while in the trees within the bowl.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(5), Dark-eyed Junco, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pileated Woodpecker

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 8 to 13 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Harris's sparrow continues, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:24:50 +0000
The Harris's was seen at several places yesterday, Sunday, including down along 
the edge of our upper fields.  Photos were taken there in addition to ones on 
the feeder in the backyard and in the small creek. However, there were several 
hours of down time between sightings. Today, Monday, I saw it this afternoon 
in the feeder, but not until almost 4 pm. But it has come into the feeder late 
in the day for 3 days in a row now and several other times it was seen drinking 
in the creek before alighting on the feeder. I'm guessing that if it sticks 
around the cold weather to come will bring back into the yard/feeder 
area again. .  Arlene Koch 

Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Washington County Waterfowl
From: "Gigi G." <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:10:35 +0000
At Boone Reservoir this evening, my son and I found 250 Canada Geese. There was 
also a Graylag with them. There was also what appeared to be a domestic Swan 
Goose, which was quite similar to the Graylag, but had the knob at the base of 
the bill, which was black, as in a Swan Goose. I got some poor quality photos 
due to distance and fading light. ​ 



At a park in New Eagle earlier today, 12 Mallards and a Pied-billed Grebe were 
seen on the Monongahela River; a Red-tailed Hawk was soaring in the gusting 
winds above the river. 



At Canonsburg Lake, there were 50 Mallards. 


At the Hahn Rd. AMD Pond, four Canada Geese were present in the afternoon. 




Gigi Gerben

Washington County
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Nov 2014) 21 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:11:14 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5             62            198
Turkey Vulture               0            129            936
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   5             87            367
Northern Harrier             0             38            158
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            114           4769
Cooper's Hawk                0             37            543
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             83            181
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              8           1105           2081
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 0             79            137
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      21           1788          17100
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Adam Carter

Weather:
Morning showers cleared around 8am.  Skies were overcast all day and
temperatures reached the low 60's.  Winds were variable and persistent
predominantly out of the S and SW with gusts up to 25mph.  

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1421 adult, 1454 immature, 1536 adult, 1540 immature, 1630 adult.  

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor species: unidentified gull, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven,
Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (24 Nov 2014) 57 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:11:42 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                          36            272           2007
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           4             71            477
NH                           0             32            180
SS                           1            111           9906
CH                           0             25            528
NG                           0             16             31
RS                           0             71            235
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          15           1177           2722
RL                           0              2              2
GE                           0            133            208
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           1              8            120
PG                           0              1             55
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                      57           1940          23835
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich

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

Visitors:
29


Weather:
Warm, mostly sunny day with south wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird -TV 9:40
Last bird - RT 3:57

BE 4yr 10:29
BE ad 10:25, 12:18,3:39

Non-raptor Observations:

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

Subject: Lebanon County - 1ST year Iceland Gull
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:09:09 -0500
At Lion's Lake at noon to 12:30 there was a first winter Iceland Gull.

When it would fly short distances the wings were translucent and slightly
brown primaries when folded. 

At 12:15an adult Bald Eagle flew over the lake and at 12:30 in the clear sky
something spooked the lake again.

I came back at from 1-2 pm but could not find it .

The gulls were increasing with about 200 Ring-billed.

About 200 Herring and 3 Greater-blacked Gulls and 12

Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Also 2 Cackling Geese with small bills, short necks, and  slight white rings
on base of necks.

At the Quittapahilla Educational Wetlands there were no sparrows.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Volunteers Needed!
From: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology <PSO AT PABIRDS.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:01:25 -0500
Volunteers are needed to digitize data from the North American Bird 
Phenology Program.

This program ran from 1880 to 1970 and recorded millions of migration 
dates (on handwritten cards).

There is no way to convert this data into digital form other than manually.

Therefore, they are looking for persons who will log on to their 
website and transcribe the data from scanned cards into their database.

As they are entered, the data is available to the public.

For more information, go to www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/



Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
Subject: North Park Snow Goose Allegheny County
From: Janis Bennett <janmben AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:23:47 +0000
Snow goose with flock of Canada Geese at Trader Horn parking lot McCandles at 
12:45 pm. 

  
Jan 
Subject: Cackling Geese, Snow Goose, Clearfield Co.
From: Dan Richards <drichards7 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:40:25 -0500
This morning I was rather surprised to discover a flock of ten Cackling Geese 
amongst a scattered flock of several hundred Canada Geese on Treasure Lake. 
I've never encountered more than one Cackler at a time during my past 
observations. 

Other notable species at New Providence Beach included a Snow Goose, several 
Canvasbacks, a Bald Eagle, and a Bonaparte's Gull. 


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake
Subject: Bald Eagles Fannett township, Franklin County
From: Martin Wilson <ancientbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:35:36 -0500
My Amish neighbo told me this morning about 2 Bald Eagles perched in a pine
tree on his property. We have seen singles here before, but this is the
first pair.
I have some pictures, and can provide location. Just respond to this
address.
I will even go make sure they are still there.
Martin Wilson
Doylesburg
Subject: Re: PABIRDS Digest - 22 Nov 2014 to 23 Nov 2014 (#2014-328)
From: "Peb2 AT case.edu" <peb2@CASE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:22:01 -0500
Mature snowy owl in tree on side of PA tpk near mp 215 eb about 100 yds to 
north. 

Peter Burns

Sent from my iPhone

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>  1. Peace Valley Park (IBA) (11/16 - 11/22)
>  2. FOS American Tree Sparrows - Northampton County
>  3. Black Scoters - Allegheny Co.
>  4. Lifebird 200 snow goose allegheny county
>  5. Chambers Lake Waterfowl, Chester County
>  6. Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 23, 2014
>  7. White-Fronted Geese, Coatesville Reservoir, Chester County
>  8. N.Pintail on Ohio R, Beaver
>  9. Worried about a Common Loon, Lancaster County
> 10. Erie County birds of note
> 11. HSR: Bake Oven Knob (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
> 12. HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
> 13. Forster's Tern - Beltzville Wildlife Management Area (Carbon County)
> 14. Tundra Swan and Northern Shirke
> 15. Odd Sapsucker behavior-Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Emmaus, Lehigh County
> 16. Trumpeter Swan X6; Lake Arthur; Butler County; 11/23/2014
> 17. HSR: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2014) 18 Raptors
> 18. HSR: Waggoner's Gap (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors
> 19. Cumberland County, SGL 230
> 20. White goose at North Park, Allegheny County (photos)
> 21. Purple Finch, Allegheny Co.
> 22. Waterfowl, Allegheny River and County
> 23. HSR: Rose Tree Park (23 Nov 2014)  Raptors
> 24. Clarion Co-  Northern shrike, fox sparrows, Marcellus at Curllsville
>     strips
> 25. HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors
> 26. Cackling Geese, Great Egret, more Crawford County
> 27. Loons, Siskins, Erie County
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:32:57 -0500
> From:    August Mirabella 
> Subject: Peace Valley Park (IBA) (11/16 - 11/22)
> 
> All,
> The reports this week totaled 69 species. The highlights were:
> 1 Brant 11/17
> 3 Cackling Goose 11/17
> 13 duck species including:
> N. Shoveler - high report 4 11/20
> 2 Redhead males 11/20-21
> 3 Greater Scaup 11/22
> Hooded Merganser-high report 9 11/22
> 1 Common Loon all week
> Pied-billed Grebe-high report 3 11/16-17
> Horned Grebe all week-high report 2  
> Bonaparte's Gull-high report ~15 11/20
> Lesser Black-backed Gull-high report 68 11/19
> 1 Black-capped Chickadee 11/22 at feeders 
> 3 Red-breasted Nuthatch 11/19
> Purple Finch all week-high report 5 11/16
> 
> 
> Also, Wild Turkey, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Amer. Coot, Belted 
Kingfisher, Brown Creeper, E. Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing,Yellow-rumped Warbler, 
Fox Sparrow 

> 
> 
> Thanks to all who share their sightings for our weekly spreadsheet.
> 
> 
> August Mirabella
> North Wales, PA
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:00:57 -0500
> From:    Jon 
> Subject: FOS American Tree Sparrows - Northampton County
> 
> While birding around the fields near Martins Creek PP&L plant yesterday 
(Northampton county) I came across my first of season American tree sparrows 
... Also witnessed four bald eagles, one adult three juveniles, harassing a 
ring-billed gull 

> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Jon Mularczyk
> Brodheadsville, pa
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:11:06 -0500
> From:    mvas1200 AT yahoo.com 
> Subject: Black Scoters - Allegheny Co.
> 
> The two BLACK SCOTERS along with the Common Loon continue this morning below 
the dam at Dashields 

> 
> Mark Vass
> Beaver Co.
> 
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:06:14 +0000
> From:    Matthew Juskowich 
> Subject: Lifebird 200 snow goose allegheny county
> 
> This Morning i got my 200th Lifebird at North Park in Allegheny County. It 
was a Snow Goose!!! This is my 1st year birding and its been a wild ride. 
Thanks to all the birders ive met along the way. Birding is truly amazing. 

> Matthew JuskowichAllegheny County
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:05:49 -0500
> From:    Rick Robinson 
> Subject: Chambers Lake Waterfowl, Chester County
> 
> No hunters on Sunday !! Always nice to see goldeneye.
> 
> Chambers Lake, Chester, US-PA
> Nov 23, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> Comments:     Scan of lake while walking west dike
> 18 species
> 
> Canada Goose  50
> Mallard  6
> Ring-necked Duck  9
> Bufflehead  1
> Common Goldeneye  1
> Hooded Merganser  3
> Common Merganser  2
> Ruddy Duck  40
> Horned Grebe  2
> Great Blue Heron  1
> American Coot  3
> Ring-billed Gull  3
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> American Crow  6
> Northern Mockingbird  2
> Fox Sparrow  1
> Song Sparrow  3
> White-throated Sparrow  3
> 
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20644331
> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 
> (http://ebird.org/pa)
> 
> Rick Robinson
> Chester County 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:08:45 -0500
> From:    Jerry McWilliams 
> Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 23, 2014
> 
> 
> Location: SunsetPoint,Presque Isle S.P.
> Date: November 23, 2014
> Time: 0705-0905
> Weather: Cloudy, SW windto 10 mph, temp. 45 F, waves 1 to 2 feet. Light rain 
showers with only scattered patches of snow cover left on the ground. 

> Comments: Horned Grebes were moving in small groups mainly to the east. There 
were very few ducks until a boat came across the lake putting up over 9,000 
Lesser Scaup, which all moved west. Despite the slow activity on the water, it 
was quite exciting to find a basic plumaged Pacific Loon sitting on the water 
about 1/2 mile offshore. Some poor, but identifiable images were taken. It had 
a smoothly rounded head and the evenly dark gray neck was sharply demarcated in 
a straight line from the white front of the neck. A diffused black line could 
be seen where the gray of the neck met the white of the neck. A dark chinstrap 
was also easily seen. The dark gray on the top of the head extended down and 
completely covered the eye. The mantle was darker than the back of the neck. As 
the bird bent its' neck forward to preen, the gray on the back of the neck 
became noticeably paler gray. The bill was clearly small and the head was 
usually held horizontally or slightly elevated. It eventually drifted out into 
the lake and out of sight after about 25 minutes or so and could not be 
relocated. Coincidentally, I found the first county Pacific Loon on Nov. 25 
back in 1992. Roger Donn got to see the loon, arriving seconds after I found 
it. 

> 
> Waterbird count:
> 
> Redhead  8
> Greater Scaup  6
> Lesser Scaup  9000+-
> Surf Scoter  4
> White-winged Scoter  13
> Long-tailed Duck  1
> Bufflhead  1
> Hooded Merganser  2
> Red-breasted Merganser  400
> PACIFIC LOON 1 basic plumaged bird. First spotted on the water at 8:30 AM and 
last seen at about 8:55 AM 

> Common Loon  28
> Horned Grebe  209
> 
> 
> 
> Jerry McWilliams
> Erie, Erie County, Pa.
> jerrymcw AT aol.com 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:29:58 -0500
> From:    Rick Robinson 
> Subject: White-Fronted Geese, Coatesville Reservoir, Chester County
> 
> Two GWFG at reservoir; sitting on dam
> Rick Robinson
> Chester County
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:27:58 -0800
> From:    "kstjohn001 AT yahoo.com" 
> Subject: N.Pintail on Ohio R, Beaver
> 
> There's a Northern Pintail (male) with the mallards at Rochester Riverfront 
Park 

> 
> Kate St. John
> www.wqed.org/birdblog
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:01:18 -0500
> From:    ••S•J•Stahl•• 
> Subject: Worried about a Common Loon, Lancaster County
> 
> At Middle Creek, the open lead in the ice where the Common Loon had been 
found, had iced over, The nearest lead to this one was, perhaps 40-50 feet 
away. I wondered whether or not there was a long enough stretch for a takeoff 
into flight. At any rate, I failed to see the loon. I wondered whether or not 
the loon could have found a new lead to surface from. 

> There were a number of species, including a Horned Grebe, here.
> Sincerely,
> Stan Stahl
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:07:28 -0500
> From:    Jerry McWilliams 
> Subject: Erie County birds of note
> 
> 
> The following birds of note were reported this week from Presque Isle State 
Park all during the waterbird count at Sunset Point. 

> 
> 
> Harlequin Duck  1 pair; Nov. 18
> 1 likely different male based upon more advanced plumage; Nov. 19 

> 
> Pacific Loon  1 basic plumage; Nov. 23
> 
> Red-necked Grebe  2; Nov. 21
> 
> Eared Grebe  1; Nov. 21
> 
> Parasitic Jaeger  1 imm.; Nov. 18
> 
> 
> All three scoters and Long-tailed Ducks continue to be seen nearly daily, 
with some scoters staging off Beach 11. Fox, Chipping, and White-crowned 
Sparrows, not often reported at feeders in late fall, are still being seen from 
various sites throughout the county. 

> 
> Jerry McWilliams
> Erie, Erie County, Pa.
> jerrymcw AT aol.com
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:11:36 -0400
> From:    "Hawkcount.Org Reports" 
> Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
> 
> Bake Oven Knob
> 2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture                1             48            307
> Turkey Vulture               1            132            904
> Osprey                       0              1            365
> Bald Eagle                   0             45            295
> Northern Harrier             0             13            106
> Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             80           3930
> Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
> Northern Goshawk             0              7             15
> Red-shouldered Hawk          0             37             98
> Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
> Red-tailed Hawk              4            731           1610
> Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
> Golden Eagle                 1             89            148
> American Kestrel             0              1            149
> Merlin                       0              8            117
> Peregrine Falcon             0              5             69
> Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
> Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
> Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
> Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
> Unknown Raptor               1             51            256
> 
> Total:                      12           1259          12617
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 08:00:00 
> Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
> Total observation time: 6.5 hours
> 
> Official Counter:        Bob Hoopes
> 
> Observers:        Steve Sushinski
> 
> Visitors:
> None.
> 
> 
> Weather:
> Visibility 5 miles early, increasing to 10 miles. Temps 35-42F. Wind
> variable, starting out from the NW then swinging around to East after noon.
> Wind speed 0-7 mph
> 
> Raptor Observations:
> Golden Eagle (1): 1136a.
> 
> In addition to the GE, four Sharp-shinned Hawks and four Red-tailed Hawks.
> 
> The 1136 adult Golden Eagle was on the north side behind the hump. It came
> out from behind the hump in perfect lighting showing great coloration on
> the head and back. Without much wind at all at that time, the GE had to
> flap periodically to maintain altitude. This was my best look at an adult
> GE all season. It would have been a great photo op for camera buffs but it
> was just Steve and me enjoying the show.
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Pine Siskin (120). Wild Turkey (15) on the north side down in the valley.
> 
> Predictions:
> Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 8am.
> Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 14 to 18 mph,
> with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New
> precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
> Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
> www.lgnc.org
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:11:03 -0400
> From:    "Hawkcount.Org Reports" 
> Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
> 
> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
> Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture                0             57            193
> Turkey Vulture               2            129            936
> Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
> Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
> Osprey                       0              1            465
> Bald Eagle                   0             82            362
> Northern Harrier             1             38            158
> Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            111           4766
> Cooper's Hawk                0             37            543
> Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
> Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
> Red-shouldered Hawk          0             83            181
> Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
> Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
> Red-tailed Hawk              9           1097           2073
> Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
> Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
> Golden Eagle                 0             79            137
> Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
> American Kestrel             0              3            378
> Merlin                       0              9            189
> Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
> Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
> Unknown Raptor               0              6             70
> 
> Total:                      12           1767          17079
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 08:30:00 
> Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
> Total observation time: 7 hours
> 
> Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich
> 
> Counters:        Bracken Brown
> 
> Weather:
> Overcast to partly cloudy skies, variable winds 1-7 mph
> 
> Raptor Observations:
> 
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> 39 ring-billed gulls, 2 herring gulls, pine siskin, American goldfinch
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
> http://www.hawkmountain.org/
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:04:26 -0700
> From:    Jonathan Mularczyk 
> Subject: Forster's Tern - Beltzville Wildlife Management Area (Carbon County)
> 
> I decided to end my day at Beltzville Lake in Carbon County to look for 
waterfowl. The area I scanned held nothing, but a white bird caught my eye. A 
non-breeding adult Forster's Tern was working the perimeter of the lake, 
occasionally diving into the water at fish. Seems a bit late for terns, but 
nature doesn't always follow the plan. 

> 
> Here's a photo:
> 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=277660515777503&set=pcb.906087829411115&type=1&theater 

> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Jon Mularczyk
> Brodheadsville, PA
> 
>                         
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:07:11 +0000
> From:    Glenn Koppel 
> Subject: Tundra Swan and Northern Shirke
> 
> We found an immature Tundra Swan and the pond on McConahy Road in Lawrence 
county (There is a hotspot marked on e-bird for this location). Also on Black 
Road, just west of the intersection with Martin Road, we found the Northern 
Shrike perched up in a shrub. 

> Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA 

> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:21:29 -0500
> From:    Kathy 
> Subject: Odd Sapsucker behavior-Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Emmaus, Lehigh County
> 
> I was observing a YB Sapsucker as it worked its way up a tree and flew to 
others and did its normal thing. Suddenly the bird crashed to the dead leaves 
at the base of the tree. It fluttered briefly as if shaken but then flew up and 
proceeded to a sapling and continued foraging. Was this done on purpose or did 
it lose its footing? 

> 
> Other birds observed include
> Hairy woodpecker
> Downy Woodpeckers
> Red-bellied Woodpeckers
> Northern Flicker
> 2 Brown Creepers
> Multiple White Breasted Nuthatches
> lots of Robins
> Mourning Doves
> Cardinals
> Chickadees
> Tufted Titmice
> White Throated sparrows
> Song Sparrow
> Goldfinch
> Great Blue heron
> Canada Geese
> Mallards
> 
> Kathy Stagl
> Emmaus, PA
> Emmaus, Pa
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:46:53 -0500
> From:    Richard Nugent 
> Subject: Trumpeter Swan X6; Lake Arthur; Butler County; 11/23/2014
> 
> This morning Lorraine Asturino and I were the only ones to participate in the 
3RBC outing at Lake Arthur. It was cold and overcast with fog and a light 
drizzle, which is probably the reason for the low turn out. We were rewarded 
with six Trumpeter Swans (2 adults and 4 juveniles). One of the adults was 
wearing a neck band (R48). They were in the bay by the swimming area on the 
south shore. Another highlight was a flock of about 12 American Tree Sparrows 
(FOS). 

> 
> I thought I had saved an email about how to report banded waterbirds, but I 
can not find it. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to report 
it. I would like to find out where this bird had been banded. 

> 
>    Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
>    Hampton Township, Allegheny County
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:11:45 -0400
> From:    "Hawkcount.Org Reports" 
> Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2014) 18 Raptors
> 
> Second Mountain
> Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture                0             18            204
> Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
> Osprey                       0              0            113
> Bald Eagle                   0             17            127
> Northern Harrier             2             12             92
> Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
> Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
> Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
> Red-shouldered Hawk          0             28            109
> Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
> Red-tailed Hawk             16            282            628
> Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
> Golden Eagle                 0             39             76
> American Kestrel             0              4            115
> Merlin                       0              1             47
> Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
> Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
> Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
> Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
> Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
> Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
> Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1
> 
> Total:                      18            538           8280
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 07:45:00 
> Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
> Total observation time: 8.25 hours
> 
> Official Counter:        Morris Cox
> 
> Observers:        
> 
> Visitors:
> Those aiding with the count today: Tom & Gayle Mckinne, Dick Pohner,
> Rosemary Sprea, Mike and Linda Mckinne. 11 others visited the watch today
> with one having to change a flat.
> 
> 
> Weather:
> Overcast first two hours with some clearing followed by high cirrus clouds
> rest of the day. Temp range 0-13C with winds WSW-SSE.
> 
> Raptor Observations:
> Red-tails and Northern Harriers only today.
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Siskins and Purple Finch's with a good showing of winter birds.
> 
> Predictions:
> Rain early.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
> Second Mountain information may be found at:
> 2ndmtn.shutterfly.com
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:11:28 -0400
> From:    "Hawkcount.Org Reports" 
> Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors
> 
> Waggoner's Gap
> 40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV                           0              0             18
> TV                           5            236           1971
> OS                           0              1            357
> BE                           5             67            473
> NH                           3             32            180
> SS                           0            110           9905
> CH                           0             25            528
> NG                           0             16             31
> RS                           1             71            235
> BW                           0              0           6544
> RT                          15           1162           2707
> RL                           0              2              2
> GE                           0            133            208
> AK                           0              4            320
> ML                           0              7            119
> PG                           0              1             55
> UA                           0              0             24
> UB                           0              2             19
> UF                           0              1              5
> UE                           0              4              6
> UR                           0              9             71
> 
> Total:                      29           1883          23778
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 09:00:00 
> Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
> Total observation time: 7.5 hours
> 
> Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner
> 
> Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner
> 
> Visitors:
> 51
> 
> 
> Weather:
> High clouds and warmer with a light SE wind
> 
> Raptor Observations:
> First bird RT 10:44
> Last Bird  RT 4:17
> BE AD 3:55(2), 3:57(2)
> BE WB 4:15
> 
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Spike buck
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
> Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
> www.waggap.com
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:51:47 -0500
> From:    Peter Lusardi 
> Subject: Cumberland County, SGL 230
> 
> Some birds of note, SGL 230 Sunday 11/21/14, 10:30 am to 12 noon:
> 
> 
> Ruby-crowned kinglet:  3
> Golden-crowned kinglet: 1
> Red-breasted nuthatch:  1
> Hermit thrush: 4 
> Eastern towhee   4
> Fox sparrow:  5
> Pine siskin:  1 
> 
> 
> Also, nearby, some backyard birds of note:
> Pine siskin  30+
> Fox sparrow:  1 
> Purple finch: 1
> 
> 
> peter lusardi
> carlisle, pa 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:22:35 -0500
> From:    Geoff Malosh 
> Subject: White goose at North Park, Allegheny County (photos)
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> The white goose previously reported at North Park, Allegheny County was
> still present this afternoon from 12:30pm to at least 3:30pm at the field on
> Kummer Road across from the entrance road to the golf course. It was
> remarkably cooperative, approaching my car to within 20 feet at one time.
> Eventually it crossed the road with the large flock of Canada Geese it's
> associating with and walked out onto the fairways on the golf course. I
> would guess by dusk it headed over to the lake to roost and probably will be
> somewhere on the lake first thing in the morning.
> 
> When it was refound today it was eventually identified as a Ross's Goose,
> but the very close look I and others got at it showed that it may be a
> Ross's x Snow hybrid. I posted some photos on my flickr site:
> 
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffmalosh/
> 
> It appears to be a juvenile, with some dusky markings on its head and the
> back of its neck, but otherwise it is clean white like an adult. Normally in
> juveniles, clean or nearly clean white plumage is indicative of Ross's
> Goose, with young Snow Geese normally considerably more dusky. But close
> inspection of the bill and head shape showed that if it is a pure Ross's, it
> is at the extreme end of variation for that species. The bill shows a
> limited but obvious grin patch, and the lower mandible seems to be ever so
> slightly curved. Additionally, the vertical feathering that forms the base
> of the bill has an obvious curve just above the gape. Overall the head shape
> is somewhat elongated (oval) rather than the typically rounded crown of
> Ross's. All of these are Snow features and together on this small goose,
> these may indicate a Ross's x Snow Goose. Yet all of these features could
> also be within the extreme range of variation for Ross's Goose, and I could
> go either way on this bird, but as is often the case with an out of range
> bird, there may be enough doubt here to prevent calling it a definitive
> Ross's. Of course I'd be interested in further discussion and opinions.
> 
> I also uploaded a doc shot of the continuing Black Scoters at Dashields Dam.
> They were present all day and easily spotted from the dam access road,
> though they spent pretty much the whole day out in the middle of the river
> so close photo ops were limited. While I was photographing the scoters (I
> sat there for about two and a half hours), I heard one or perhaps 2 Pine
> Siskins fly over at one point, probably around 10am.
> 
> 
> Geoff Malosh
> Allegheny County
> 
> 
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> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:26:27 -0500
> From:    Amy Henrici 
> Subject: Purple Finch, Allegheny Co.
> 
> A female Purple Finch visited our bird feeder yesterday. This is a new yard 
bird for us. We also had a Mocking Bird using the feeder, which is a behavior 
we've not seen before. 

> 
> Amy Henrici
> Pat McShea
> Plum Borough
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:23:27 -0500
> From:    Amy Henrici 
> Subject: Waterfowl, Allegheny River and County
> 
> We decided to check the river for ducks on this pleasantly warm and sunny 
morning. We did not see any peregrines at the Tarentum Bridge. Listed below is 
what we saw. 

> 
> Natrona
> Common Merganser-4
> 
> Creighton
> Hooded Merganser-2
> 
> Tarentum Bridge
> Lesser Scaup- 1 female
> 
> Fox Chapel
> Pied-billed Grebe- 1
> Ring-gull Gull-6
> Herring Gull-3
> Great-blue Heron -1 (slipping and sliding on the ice in the marsh)
> 
> Powers Run
> Hooded Merganser-2
> 
> Amy Henrici
> Pat McShea
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:11:15 -0400
> From:    "Hawkcount.Org Reports" 
> Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (23 Nov 2014)  Raptors
> 
> Rose Tree Park
> Media, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
> Black Vulture                0              0              0
> Osprey                       0              1            209
> Northern Harrier             0              5             46
> Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
> Bald Eagle                   0             19            163
> Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            105           1021
> Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
> Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
> Red-shouldered Hawk          0            130            226
> Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
> Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
> Red-tailed Hawk              0            149            307
> Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
> Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
> American Kestrel             0              3            161
> Merlin                       0              8             33
> Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
> Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
> Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
> Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
> Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
> Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
> Unknown Raptor               0              5             22
> 
> Total:                       0            591           4636
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 09:30:00 
> Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
> Total observation time: 4.5 hours
> 
> Official Counter:        Chris Pugliese, Sheryl Johnson
> 
> Observers:        Chuck Root
> 
> Visitors:
> Dan
> 
> 
> Weather:
> SW winds, 2-8mph. Temperatures 40-40 degrees Fahrenheit. 
> 
> Raptor Observations:
> None! 
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Ring-billed Gull-2
> Purple Finch-1
> Pine Siskin-7
> 
> Predictions:
> NO HAWKWATCHING AT OUR SITE.
> 
> TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY of OUR 2014 SEASON.
> 
> Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us, AND who read our reports
> each evening! 
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
> Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
> www.rtphawkwatch.org
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:43:39 -0600
> From:    Carole Winslow 
> Subject: Clarion Co- Northern shrike, fox sparrows, Marcellus at Curllsville 
strips 

> 
> Last night I tried getting out to Piney Tract to check for owls but the back 
roads out there were too icy and I turned back. This evening I made it out 
there to look around from 4:30pm until 5:15 or so. I didn't find any owls but I 
did find a Northern Shrike along Mt Zion Rd near the old fenced in storage 
building next to the intersection with Mauthe Rd. It's about .3 miles from the 
intersection with Limestone Flat Rd. It was perched up on a treetop in the 
scrubby areas there where a lot of the trees have been cut and are now 
regrowing. It was against a sunset sky so I could ID but didn't get a good look 
at details, best guess is it looked like an adult bird. They've been found 
around this same area regularly in past years. 

> 
> Here at home I watched feeder and yard birds both days and while yesterday I 
only saw 3 fox sparrows in the yard, today there were once again 8 birds ! 
Still astonished to be seeing so many. Nothing else exciting was around though 
and less birds overall today with the warmer weather. I didn't find the screech 
owl in the barn either today. No siskins were heard or seen either day. 

> 
> I've now checked three areas for short-eared owls and Mt Airy is left still, 
I'll try to get out there one evening this week before hunting starts next 
weekend. 

> 
> One final note for those familiar with the Curllsville strips area, over the 
past several weeks there has been an increased collection of trailers and 
equipment and they were doing seismic testing for Marcellus drilling. Over the 
past week there was an even bigger increase in activity with many workers, 
trucks, trailers and other equipment that I am not familiar with. There is even 
a sign out by the main road warning drivers to keep clear that there is a 
helicopter landing pad there now ! So I would imagine that we will see this 
area heavily disturbed over the next year with what I would anticipate would be 
a marcellus well going in. It will remain to be seen how much of the habitat 
there is left untouched. 

> 
> At the edge of the Mt Airy location not far from here, another Marcellus well 
is going in currently also, and the flames from that were bright enough to 
light up the western sky here from the house a few nights, and driving towards 
Sligo from the north it looked as if the town itself was on fire at times. 

> 
> Part of the Rankin Rd site just a mile and a half from here has been 
partially disturbed over the past year as well by a new strip mine, so things 
continue to constantly change here as far as habitat. I'll update as things 
progress for those interested who travel here to bird. 

> 
> Carole Winslow
> Sligo, Clarion Co. 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:11:44 -0400
> From:    "Hawkcount.Org Reports" 
> Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors
> 
> Allegheny Front
> Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> BV                           4              7             85
> TV                           1             34            361
> OS                           0              0             91
> BE                           0              8            123
> NH                           0              1             32
> SS                           1             13           1151
> CH                           1              9            152
> NG                           0              0              3
> RS                           1              7             32
> BW                           0              0           4350
> RT                          18            173            908
> RL                           0              1              2
> GE                           3             79             96
> AK                           0              0             87
> ML                           0              0             23
> PG                           0              1             36
> UA                           0              0             10
> UB                           0              1             12
> UF                           0              0              2
> UE                           0              0              1
> UR                           0              2             57
> 
> Total:                      29            336           7614
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 08:00:00 
> Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
> Total observation time: 8.75 hours
> 
> Official Counter:        Bob Stewart
> 
> Observers:        Che & Marian Mincone, Ed Gowarty, Gene & Nancy Flament,
>                  Joe Sabo
> 
> Visitors:
> 36 visitors. Many good observers including: Che & Marian Mincone, Gene &
> Nancy Flament, Craig Kunkle, Joe Sabo, Tom & Janet Kuehl, Ed Gowarty Sr,
> Karen & Merle Jackson, Barb &Joe Carrier, Jack Julian, Jim Rocco, & Kevin
> Georg.
> 
> 
> 
> Weather:
> Warms day partly sunny.
> Strong SE wind 10-20 mph sustained; gusts to 27 mph.
> Cloud cover 85%;
> Visibility 30 km.
> 
> Raptor Observations:
> 29 raptors-
> 3 Golden Eagles all adults  11:50; 1:40; 3:39 pm
> 
> Non-raptor Observations:
> At least 4 flocks of gulls.
> 1 brown creeper.
> ravens, black-capped chicadees.
> 
> Predictions:
> Very warm 65 degrees.
> Wind from SSW 16 mph with gusts to 39 mph.
> A couple of showers possible.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:20:17 -0500
> From:    Shawn Collins 
> Subject: Cackling Geese, Great Egret, more Crawford County
> 
> On my way home from Pittsburgh, I birded on the way home...
> 
> I stopped in Mercer County first, around New Wilmington...found a few
> flocks of Horned Larks, but that was it
> 
> Crawford County
> 
> Causeway
> 25 Hooded Mergansers
> 2 Common Loons
> 4 Bufflehead
> 10 Ring Neck Ducks
> 2 Bald Eagles
> 3 Red Breasted Mergansers
> 4 Tundra Swans
> 
> North Lake Road and Fries Road
> 10 American Tree Sparrows
> 1 Fox Sparrow
> 2 Golden Crowned Kinglets
> 1 Carolina Wren
> 
> Miller's Ponds
> 1 Great Egret
> 2 Cackling Geese
> 1 Am Wigeon
> 3 Black Ducks
> 2 Gadwall
> 
> Photos from today
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/
> 
> 
> Shawn Collins
> Crawford County
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Date:    Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:25:26 -0500
> From:    Shawn Collins 
> Subject: Loons, Siskins, Erie County
> 
> I spend some time at Presque Isle w/ a few other birders looking for the
> reported Pacific Loon.  We did have 2 different Red Throated Loons, both in
> Completely different Plumage variations, while we thought we had the
> Pacific...we all looked at the doc pics and they were 2 Red Throated!
> Still a great bird..esp two of them!  This was at Beach 10 and 11
> 
> Other birds of note here were
> 
> Redhead
> many Scaup
> Red Breasted Mergs
> Horned Grebes
> Greater Black Backed Gulls
> Bonaparte's Gulls
> 
> Also thanks to Mary Birdsong for the heads up, there were 22 Pine Siskins
> at the Ranger Station
> 
> I have photos of a VERY yellowish Pine Siskin, much more yellow on wings
> and tail than the others
> 
> Also at the Station were
> 1 Fox Sparrow
> 1 White Crowned Sparrow
> 4 Am Goldfinches
> 4 White Breasted Nuthatches
> 1 Red Bellied Woodpecker
> 2 Northern Cardinals
> 
> Photos of the Siskins and some others
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/
> 
> 
> There was a lot of waterfowl around PISP..I didn't really check all the
> spots, I only went up for the Loon and the Siskins
> 
> 
> Shawn Collins
> Crawford County
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> End of PABIRDS Digest - 22 Nov 2014 to 23 Nov 2014 (#2014-328)
> **************************************************************
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 24, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:10:36 -0500
Location: SunsetPoint, Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 24, 2014
Time: 0705-0835
Weather: Variably cloudy, SW windto 25 mph, temp. 59 F, waves one foot. Passing 
sprinkle. Snow has all melted 

Comments: Lesser Scaup and Red-breasted Mergansers moving around on the lake, 
mainly in a westerly direction. Almost nothing else happening. 


Waterbirds counted:

Redhead  1
Greater Scaup  1
Lesser Scaup  3400
Long-tailed Duck  2
Bufflehead  1
Red-breasted Merganser  650
Ruddy Duck  1
Common Loon  5
Horned Grebe  9


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

Subject: Clarification, Swan and Shrike
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:55:19 +0000
I forgot to mention that the immature Tundra Swan and Northern Shrike we saw 
yesterday were both in Lawrence county near the Volant Strips. 

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA 		 	   		  
Subject: White goose chen sp allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:48:53 -0500
If anyone is interested,  the goose that I had yesterday is currently still 
here with the big flock of geese on the main lake at north park. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® III mini, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: Beaver and Ohio Rivers, Nov 23, Rochester, Beaver County
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:27:39 +0000
Yesterday after viewing the black scoters at Dashields Dam I drove to Rochester 
Riverfront Park.  Later I walked up the Beaver River at Bridgewater.  
Highlights beyond the Canada geese, mallards, and domestic geese & ducks were:1 
Northern Pintail, male (Visible around noon but then disappeared. I reported 
this in a earlier email)2 Horned Grebes 

1 Pied-billed Grebe. This bird surfaced between the Horned Grebes and startled 
them. One of them gave it quite a wide berth. 

15 Hooded Mergansers on the Beaver River at Bridgewater at 4pm

I looked for the peregrines but did not see them. Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: Lake Meade Adams County
From: Jason Verdier <0000001361c1d04c-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:31:46 -0500
Good morning all,
Here is the report from feeder birds over the weekend, as well as the waterfowl 
we could ID from the lake. Lake is FULL of geese right now, I would say over 
500. The ducks make things difficult for us as they stay as far away from land 
as possible. Looks like mostly Common Mergansers (well over 100), and there are 
some Hooded mixed in, did get some photos of them. The two nice surprises were 
an adult Bald Eagle, and a Red Headed Woodpecker (we don't see the Red Headed 
very often). On the feeder front, I still have two female Purple Finches, and 
the Chipping Sparrow is still present (Ebird considers this late for this 
species, so each week I have to verify the species). Below is the complete 
list. 


Feeders (21 species)

Northern Cardinals    4
DE Juncos    7
Tufted Titmouse    3
Carolina Chickadee    4
White Throated Sparrow    1
Chipping Sparrow    1
Song Sparrow    1
White Crowned Sparrow    3        (2 adult, 1 juv)
House Sparrow        12
Carolina Wren    2
House Finch    14
American Crows 7 (most I ever had in the yard for bread scraps...I think they 
are telling their friends) 

Blue Jay    4
Downy Woodpecker    3
Red Bellied Woodpecker    1        female
Northern Flicker 1 Male (got lots of pictures of this guy, very into my 
woodpecker bars...) 

American Goldfinch    12
Purple Finch    2            females
Mourning Doves    3
European Starlings    3
White Breasted Nuthatch    1

Drive around the lake birds

Belted Kingfisher    1
Bald Eagle        1            Adult
Ring Billed Gulls        too many
Herring gulls            lots
Canadian Geese        500+
Common Mergansers    100+
Tundra Swans        3
Mallards        50+
Great Blue Heron    5
Buffleheads        5
Double Crested Cormorants    3
Hairy Woodpecker    1
Red Headed Woodpecker    1

Take care all,
Jason Verdier
Lake Meade, Adams County

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2014) 18 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:11:22 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             18            204
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             17            127
Northern Harrier             2             12             92
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             28            109
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             16            282            628
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             39             76
American Kestrel             0              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      18            538           8280
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        

Visitors:
Those aiding with the count today: Tom & Gayle Mckinne, Dick Pohner,
Rosemary Sprea, Mike and Linda Mckinne. 11 others visited the watch today
with one having to change a flat.


Weather:
Overcast first two hours with some clearing followed by high cirrus clouds
rest of the day. Temp range 0-13C with winds WSW-SSE.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tails and Northern Harriers only today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Siskins and Purple Finch's with a good showing of winter birds.

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

Subject: Loons, Siskins, Erie County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:25:26 -0500
I spend some time at Presque Isle w/ a few other birders looking for the
reported Pacific Loon.  We did have 2 different Red Throated Loons, both in
Completely different Plumage variations, while we thought we had the
Pacific...we all looked at the doc pics and they were 2 Red Throated!
Still a great bird..esp two of them!  This was at Beach 10 and 11

Other birds of note here were

Redhead
many Scaup
Red Breasted Mergs
Horned Grebes
Greater Black Backed Gulls
Bonaparte's Gulls

Also thanks to Mary Birdsong for the heads up, there were 22 Pine Siskins
at the Ranger Station

I have photos of a VERY yellowish Pine Siskin, much more yellow on wings
and tail than the others

Also at the Station were
1 Fox Sparrow
1 White Crowned Sparrow
4 Am Goldfinches
4 White Breasted Nuthatches
1 Red Bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Cardinals

Photos of the Siskins and some others
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/


There was a lot of waterfowl around PISP..I didn't really check all the
spots, I only went up for the Loon and the Siskins


Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Cackling Geese, Great Egret, more Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:20:17 -0500
On my way home from Pittsburgh, I birded on the way home...

I stopped in Mercer County first, around New Wilmington...found a few
flocks of Horned Larks, but that was it

Crawford County

Causeway
25 Hooded Mergansers
2 Common Loons
4 Bufflehead
10 Ring Neck Ducks
2 Bald Eagles
3 Red Breasted Mergansers
4 Tundra Swans

North Lake Road and Fries Road
10 American Tree Sparrows
1 Fox Sparrow
2 Golden Crowned Kinglets
1 Carolina Wren

Miller's Ponds
1 Great Egret
2 Cackling Geese
1 Am Wigeon
3 Black Ducks
2 Gadwall

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


Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:11:44 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           4              7             85
TV                           1             34            361
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           1             13           1151
CH                           1              9            152
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           1              7             32
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                          18            173            908
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           3             79             96
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                      29            336           7614
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Stewart

Observers:        Che & Marian Mincone, Ed Gowarty, Gene & Nancy Flament,
                  Joe Sabo

Visitors:
36 visitors. Many good observers including: Che & Marian Mincone, Gene &
Nancy Flament, Craig Kunkle, Joe Sabo, Tom & Janet Kuehl, Ed Gowarty Sr,
Karen & Merle Jackson, Barb &Joe Carrier, Jack Julian, Jim Rocco, & Kevin
Georg.



Weather:
Warms day partly sunny.
Strong SE wind 10-20 mph sustained; gusts to 27 mph.
Cloud cover 85%;
Visibility 30 km.

Raptor Observations:
29 raptors-
3 Golden Eagles all adults  11:50; 1:40; 3:39 pm

Non-raptor Observations:
At least 4 flocks of gulls.
1 brown creeper.
ravens, black-capped chicadees.

Predictions:
Very warm 65 degrees.
Wind from SSW 16 mph with gusts to 39 mph.
A couple of showers possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)

Subject: Clarion Co- Northern shrike, fox sparrows, Marcellus at Curllsville strips
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:43:39 -0600
Last night I tried getting out to Piney Tract to check for owls but the back 
roads out there were too icy and I turned back. This evening I made it out 
there to look around from 4:30pm until 5:15 or so. I didn't find any owls but I 
did find a Northern Shrike along Mt Zion Rd near the old fenced in storage 
building next to the intersection with Mauthe Rd. It's about .3 miles from the 
intersection with Limestone Flat Rd. It was perched up on a treetop in the 
scrubby areas there where a lot of the trees have been cut and are now 
regrowing. It was against a sunset sky so I could ID but didn't get a good look 
at details, best guess is it looked like an adult bird. They've been found 
around this same area regularly in past years. 


 Here at home I watched feeder and yard birds both days and while yesterday I 
only saw 3 fox sparrows in the yard, today there were once again 8 birds ! 
Still astonished to be seeing so many. Nothing else exciting was around though 
and less birds overall today with the warmer weather. I didn't find the screech 
owl in the barn either today. No siskins were heard or seen either day. 


 I've now checked three areas for short-eared owls and Mt Airy is left still, 
I'll try to get out there one evening this week before hunting starts next 
weekend. 


 One final note for those familiar with the Curllsville strips area, over the 
past several weeks there has been an increased collection of trailers and 
equipment and they were doing seismic testing for Marcellus drilling. Over the 
past week there was an even bigger increase in activity with many workers, 
trucks, trailers and other equipment that I am not familiar with. There is even 
a sign out by the main road warning drivers to keep clear that there is a 
helicopter landing pad there now ! So I would imagine that we will see this 
area heavily disturbed over the next year with what I would anticipate would be 
a marcellus well going in. It will remain to be seen how much of the habitat 
there is left untouched. 


 At the edge of the Mt Airy location not far from here, another Marcellus well 
is going in currently also, and the flames from that were bright enough to 
light up the western sky here from the house a few nights, and driving towards 
Sligo from the north it looked as if the town itself was on fire at times. 


 Part of the Rankin Rd site just a mile and a half from here has been partially 
disturbed over the past year as well by a new strip mine, so things continue to 
constantly change here as far as habitat. I'll update as things progress for 
those interested who travel here to bird. 


Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co. 
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (23 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:11:15 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            209
Northern Harrier             0              5             46
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             19            163
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            105           1021
Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0            130            226
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            149            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
American Kestrel             0              3            161
Merlin                       0              8             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              5             22

Total:                       0            591           4636
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Chris Pugliese, Sheryl Johnson

Observers:        Chuck Root

Visitors:
Dan


Weather:
SW winds, 2-8mph. Temperatures 40-40 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:
None! 

Non-raptor Observations:
Ring-billed Gull-2
Purple Finch-1
Pine Siskin-7

Predictions:
NO HAWKWATCHING AT OUR SITE.

TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY of OUR 2014 SEASON.

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us, AND who read our reports
each evening! 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Waterfowl, Allegheny River and County
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:23:27 -0500
We decided to check the river for ducks on this pleasantly warm and sunny 
morning. We did not see any peregrines at the Tarentum Bridge. Listed below is 
what we saw. 


Natrona
Common Merganser-4

Creighton
Hooded Merganser-2

Tarentum Bridge
Lesser Scaup- 1 female

Fox Chapel
Pied-billed Grebe- 1
Ring-gull Gull-6
Herring Gull-3
Great-blue Heron -1 (slipping and sliding on the ice in the marsh)

Powers Run
Hooded Merganser-2

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Subject: Purple Finch, Allegheny Co.
From: Amy Henrici <henriciac AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:26:27 -0500
A female Purple Finch visited our bird feeder yesterday. This is a new yard 
bird for us. We also had a Mocking Bird using the feeder, which is a behavior 
we've not seen before. 


Amy Henrici
Pat McShea
Plum Borough

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Subject: White goose at North Park, Allegheny County (photos)
From: Geoff Malosh <pomarine AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:22:35 -0500
Hi all,

The white goose previously reported at North Park, Allegheny County was
still present this afternoon from 12:30pm to at least 3:30pm at the field on
Kummer Road across from the entrance road to the golf course. It was
remarkably cooperative, approaching my car to within 20 feet at one time.
Eventually it crossed the road with the large flock of Canada Geese it's
associating with and walked out onto the fairways on the golf course. I
would guess by dusk it headed over to the lake to roost and probably will be
somewhere on the lake first thing in the morning.

When it was refound today it was eventually identified as a Ross's Goose,
but the very close look I and others got at it showed that it may be a
Ross's x Snow hybrid. I posted some photos on my flickr site:

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

It appears to be a juvenile, with some dusky markings on its head and the
back of its neck, but otherwise it is clean white like an adult. Normally in
juveniles, clean or nearly clean white plumage is indicative of Ross's
Goose, with young Snow Geese normally considerably more dusky. But close
inspection of the bill and head shape showed that if it is a pure Ross's, it
is at the extreme end of variation for that species. The bill shows a
limited but obvious grin patch, and the lower mandible seems to be ever so
slightly curved. Additionally, the vertical feathering that forms the base
of the bill has an obvious curve just above the gape. Overall the head shape
is somewhat elongated (oval) rather than the typically rounded crown of
Ross's. All of these are Snow features and together on this small goose,
these may indicate a Ross's x Snow Goose. Yet all of these features could
also be within the extreme range of variation for Ross's Goose, and I could
go either way on this bird, but as is often the case with an out of range
bird, there may be enough doubt here to prevent calling it a definitive
Ross's. Of course I'd be interested in further discussion and opinions.

I also uploaded a doc shot of the continuing Black Scoters at Dashields Dam.
They were present all day and easily spotted from the dam access road,
though they spent pretty much the whole day out in the middle of the river
so close photo ops were limited. While I was photographing the scoters (I
sat there for about two and a half hours), I heard one or perhaps 2 Pine
Siskins fly over at one point, probably around 10am.


Geoff Malosh
Allegheny County


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Subject: Cumberland County, SGL 230
From: Peter Lusardi <0000002a468f9e0e-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:51:47 -0500
Some birds of note, SGL 230 Sunday 11/21/14, 10:30 am to 12 noon:


Ruby-crowned kinglet:  3
Golden-crowned kinglet: 1
Red-breasted nuthatch:  1
Hermit thrush: 4 
Eastern towhee   4
Fox sparrow:  5
Pine siskin:  1 


Also, nearby, some backyard birds of note:
Pine siskin  30+
Fox sparrow:  1 
Purple finch: 1


peter lusardi
carlisle, pa 





Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (23 Nov 2014) 29 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:11:28 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           5            236           1971
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           5             67            473
NH                           3             32            180
SS                           0            110           9905
CH                           0             25            528
NG                           0             16             31
RS                           1             71            235
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          15           1162           2707
RL                           0              2              2
GE                           0            133            208
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           0              1             55
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                      29           1883          23778
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Visitors:
51


Weather:
High clouds and warmer with a light SE wind

Raptor Observations:
First bird RT 10:44
Last Bird  RT 4:17
BE AD 3:55(2), 3:57(2)
BE WB 4:15


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

Subject: Trumpeter Swan X6; Lake Arthur; Butler County; 11/23/2014
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent AT EXCITE.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:46:53 -0500
 This morning Lorraine Asturino and I were the only ones to participate in the 
3RBC outing at Lake Arthur. It was cold and overcast with fog and a light 
drizzle, which is probably the reason for the low turn out. We were rewarded 
with six Trumpeter Swans (2 adults and 4 juveniles). One of the adults was 
wearing a neck band (R48). They were in the bay by the swimming area on the 
south shore. Another highlight was a flock of about 12 American Tree Sparrows 
(FOS). 


 I thought I had saved an email about how to report banded waterbirds, but I 
can not find it. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to report 
it. I would like to find out where this bird had been banded. 


    Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
    Hampton Township, Allegheny County
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (23 Nov 2014) 18 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:11:45 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             18            204
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             17            127
Northern Harrier             2             12             92
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             28            109
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             16            282            628
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             39             76
American Kestrel             0              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      18            538           8280
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        

Visitors:
Those aiding with the count today: Tom & Gayle Mckinne, Dick Pohner,
Rosemary Sprea, Mike and Linda Mckinne. 11 others visited the watch today
with one having to change a flat.


Weather:
Overcast first two hours with some clearing followed by high cirrus clouds
rest of the day. Temp range 0-13C with winds WSW-SSE.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tails and Northern Harriers only today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Siskins and Purple Finch's with a good showing of winter birds.

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

Subject: Odd Sapsucker behavior-Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Emmaus, Lehigh County
From: Kathy <pabirder AT PTD.NET>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:21:29 -0500
I was observing a YB Sapsucker as it worked its way up a tree and flew to 
others and did its normal thing. Suddenly the bird crashed to the dead leaves 
at the base of the tree. It fluttered briefly as if shaken but then flew up and 
proceeded to a sapling and continued foraging. Was this done on purpose or did 
it lose its footing? 


Other birds observed include
Hairy woodpecker
Downy Woodpeckers
Red-bellied Woodpeckers
Northern Flicker
2 Brown Creepers
Multiple White Breasted Nuthatches
lots of Robins
Mourning Doves
Cardinals
Chickadees
Tufted Titmice
White Throated sparrows
Song Sparrow
Goldfinch
Great Blue heron
Canada Geese
Mallards

Kathy Stagl
Emmaus, PA
Emmaus, Pa
Subject: Tundra Swan and Northern Shirke
From: Glenn Koppel <kestrel22 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:07:11 +0000
We found an immature Tundra Swan and the pond on McConahy Road in Lawrence 
county (There is a hotspot marked on e-bird for this location). Also on Black 
Road, just west of the intersection with Martin Road, we found the Northern 
Shrike perched up in a shrub. 

Glenn Koppel and Mary Alice Koenekekestrel22 AT hotmail.comButler, PA 		 	   		  
Subject: Forster's Tern - Beltzville Wildlife Management Area (Carbon County)
From: Jonathan Mularczyk <jonjmular16 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:04:26 -0700
I decided to end my day at Beltzville Lake in Carbon County to look for 
waterfowl. The area I scanned held nothing, but a white bird caught my eye. A 
non-breeding adult Forster's Tern was working the perimeter of the lake, 
occasionally diving into the water at fish. Seems a bit late for terns, but 
nature doesn't always follow the plan. 


Here's a photo:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=277660515777503&set=pcb.906087829411115&type=1&theater 


Good Birding,

Jon Mularczyk
Brodheadsville, PA

 		 	   		  
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:11:03 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57            193
Turkey Vulture               2            129            936
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   0             82            362
Northern Harrier             1             38            158
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            111           4766
Cooper's Hawk                0             37            543
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             83            181
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              9           1097           2073
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 0             79            137
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      12           1767          17079
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Bracken Brown

Weather:
Overcast to partly cloudy skies, variable winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
39 ring-billed gulls, 2 herring gulls, pine siskin, American goldfinch
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (23 Nov 2014) 12 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:11:36 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             48            307
Turkey Vulture               1            132            904
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   0             45            295
Northern Harrier             0             13            106
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             80           3930
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             0              7             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             37             98
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk              4            731           1610
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             89            148
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              5             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             51            256

Total:                      12           1259          12617
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Hoopes

Observers:        Steve Sushinski

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Visibility 5 miles early, increasing to 10 miles. Temps 35-42F. Wind
variable, starting out from the NW then swinging around to East after noon.
Wind speed 0-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle (1): 1136a.

In addition to the GE, four Sharp-shinned Hawks and four Red-tailed Hawks.

The 1136 adult Golden Eagle was on the north side behind the hump. It came
out from behind the hump in perfect lighting showing great coloration on
the head and back. Without much wind at all at that time, the GE had to
flap periodically to maintain altitude. This was my best look at an adult
GE all season. It would have been a great photo op for camera buffs but it
was just Steve and me enjoying the show.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pine Siskin (120). Wild Turkey (15) on the north side down in the valley.

Predictions:
Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 8am.
Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 14 to 18 mph,
with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New
precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Erie County birds of note
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:07:28 -0500
The following birds of note were reported this week from Presque Isle State 
Park all during the waterbird count at Sunset Point. 



Harlequin Duck  1 pair; Nov. 18
 1 likely different male based upon more advanced plumage; Nov. 19 


Pacific Loon  1 basic plumage; Nov. 23

Red-necked Grebe  2; Nov. 21

Eared Grebe  1; Nov. 21

Parasitic Jaeger  1 imm.; Nov. 18


All three scoters and Long-tailed Ducks continue to be seen nearly daily, with 
some scoters staging off Beach 11. Fox, Chipping, and White-crowned Sparrows, 
not often reported at feeders in late fall, are still being seen from various 
sites throughout the county. 


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