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Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder - DAVID KOCH - 2016-06-26 15:53:39


It happens on a semi-regular basis, depending on the shape of the feeder and individual woodpeckers.  Some warblers, catbirds, orioles, and others do it too although downy woodpeckers seem to be the species that does it most often, most likely because of their size.    Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County (email address filtered) 

    On Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:43 PM, Don Weiss <(email address filtered)> wrote:
 

 This was taken a few years ago at a cabin outside of rocky Mt National Park in Colorado. It seems they have a sweet tooth.  Vacation Shots
  
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      From: Simone D. Bennett <(email address filtered)>
 To: (email address filtered) 
 Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:16 PM
 Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
  
Dear Erin,

I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week.  I have a hummingbird
feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
previous years I have never seen one do so.

I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder.  I believe
recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.

Sincerely,
Simone D. Bennett
(email address filtered)
Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
Western PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:(email address filtered)] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
To: (email address filtered)
Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Hello! 

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
"nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone



Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder - Don Weiss - 2016-06-26 15:42:50


This was taken a few years ago at a cabin outside of rocky Mt National Park in Colorado. It seems they have a sweet tooth.  Vacation Shots
  
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      From: Simone D. Bennett <(email address filtered)>
 To: (email address filtered) 
 Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:16 PM
 Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder
   
Dear Erin,

I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week.  I have a hummingbird
feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
previous years I have never seen one do so.

I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder.  I believe
recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.

Sincerely,
Simone D. Bennett
(email address filtered)
Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
Western PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:(email address filtered)] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
To: (email address filtered)
Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Hello! 

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
"nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone



Re: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder - Simone D. Bennett - 2016-06-26 14:16:20


Dear Erin,

I have a neighbor down the street who has had a female Downy Woodpecker
drinking from the hummingbird feeder all week.  I have a hummingbird
feeder out as well, and although I'm having lots of visitors this year,
and although we have Downy Woodpeckers (as well as Hairy Woodpeckers)
coming to my other feeders (or they were until a couple of weeks ago),
they have not tried to drink from my hummingbird feeder yet and in
previous years I have never seen one do so.

I've heard that this is not that an uncommon an occurrence with
hummingbird feeders and the smaller woodpeckers, as I had thought until
my neighbor showed me the Downy Woodpecker at her feeder.  I believe
recently that there was a post on the Cornell Ornithology Lab Facebook
page (or maybe it was a bird cam page they support and not a photo,
either way it was on FB) of a Downy Woodpecker at a hummingbird feeder.

Sincerely,
Simone D. Bennett
(email address filtered)
Near Brady's Run Park, Beaver County, PA
Western PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:(email address filtered)] On Behalf Of Erin Melbert
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:08 PM
To: (email address filtered)
Subject: [PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder

Hello! 

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the
Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no
ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the
"nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone



[PABIRDS] Male Downy eating at Hummingbird feeder - Erin Melbert - 2016-06-26 14:07:49


Hello! 

For most of the day today, we have had a male Downy eating from the Hummingbird feeder. I just cleaned them this morning so there are no ants. We can watch him pretty closely and he is clearly drinking the "nectar". Seems like odd behavior.

Any insights?

Warmly,
Erin Melbert
Pocono Mountains
Monroe County

Sent from my iPhone



[PABIRDS] Bank Swallows & Ospreys - Allegheny Co. - Mark Vass - 2016-06-26 13:53:49


I discovered a Bank Swallow colony at a quarry in Stowe Twp. a number of
years ago

I stopped there today and Bank Swallows continue there...I counted ten
Banks perched on a wire

I also stopped to check out a Osprey nest that is on a tower on Neville
Island...there were two adults and three juveniles present at the nest

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



[PABIRDS] missing falcon? - Cathy Brown - 2016-06-26 06:25:13


Yesterday, in Hermitage, PA, I had a poor sighting of a small falcon flying in multiple circles just above tree level over the road.  I was looking almost into the sun and was driving, so I only had a silhouette, but it strongly appeared to have jesses.


Cathy Brown, Washington County



[PABIRDS] Bethlehem, Northampton County eaglet and Arizona trip story - Dave DeReamus - 2016-06-26 03:48:00


The young eagle along Route 412 in Bethlehem has been making practice flights around the nest tower over the last few days.  The other day, it was perched on the tower’s railing with wings extended, rocking back and forth in the breeze.  It won’t be long until it’s off on its own.

Also, I’ve posted a story with photos of an early June Arizona trip that provided three life birds and copulating Elegant Trogons.  It can be found at: http://becard.blogspot.com/2016_06_01_archive.html
To view the entire trip, click on “Older Posts” once you reach the bottom of the page.

Good birding,
Dave DeReamus
Palmer Township, PA
becard -at- rcn.com
Blog: http://becard.blogspot.com
PicasaWeb Photo Albums: http://picasaweb.google.com/becard57
Eastern PA Birding: http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html



[PABIRDS] Bank Swallows - Beaver Co. - Mark Vass - 2016-06-25 17:54:07


I discovered a large Bank Swallow colony on the shore of the Ohio River in
Potter Twp. a number of years ago but unfortunately access to the colony
has been off limits by a locked gate and a no trespassing sign

This afternoon I stopped at Montgomery Dam Rd. and saw four Bank Swallows
in flight near where the colony is located

I also saw a juvenile Bald Eagle in flight while I was there

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



[PABIRDS] Clarion Co. - Cook Forest Warblers - Ryan Tomazin - 2016-06-25 15:03:25


We went to Cook Forest yesterday, and I've never heard so many Blackburnians in one day in my life. Easily 25-30 birds singing, plus a female or two foraging.

Also good numbers of Black-throated Greens (12-15), Magnolias (5+), Pine Warblers (at least 5), Winter Wrens (3) Red-breasted Nuthatches (3) and Cliff Swallows (10-15). Plus a Yellow-rump, kinglets, a sapsucker and 40-odd more species.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA



[PABIRDS] Greater Yellowlegs, Lebanon County - ••S•J•Stahl•• - 2016-06-25 12:48:10


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[PABIRDS] Red-headed Woodpecker, Green Heron - York County - Ann Pettigrew - 2016-06-25 08:52:20


We just had a green heron fly in for the first time ever this morning, probably to check out our koi pond.  Also, the red-headed woodpecker came into the feeders again which makes me think there could be a pair nesting in the woods behind us which I believe is a first.  A very fun morning of birds!

Hope all have a good weekend.

Ann

Ann C. Pettigrew, V.M.D.
Managing Veterinarian
Leader Heights Animal Hospital
York, PA
(email address filtered)
(email address filtered)

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[PABIRDS] Osprey New Yard Bird Levittown Bucks County - Linda Rowan - 2016-06-24 20:36:05


Tonight after 8 PM we had an Osprey fly over the house.  First Osprey for our yard list for this year.

Linda Rowan



[PABIRDS] Koch property, Northampton County - DAVID KOCH - 2016-06-24 17:32:50


It's very dry in this part of the state right now, so the small creek that goes into our pond along with a nearby fruiting mulberry tree are getting most of the action. Rose-breasted grosbeaks continue to visit the feeders but now a lot of them are flying over the feeding area to go to the mulberries. Also in that tree have been orioles, woodpeckers, eastern kingbird, great-crested flycatchers, indigo buntings, and all of the expected common species, including several eastern bluebirds.A brown thrasher has become a regular visitor to the creek, as have several song and field sparrows, both adults and young. A pair of Carolina wrens that built a nest in a fuchsia hanging basket on the porch in the third week of May had four young, three of which fledged yesterday, the 23rd, and one of which died in the nest. Watching them bring in all kinds of insects, including many caterpillars that will never live to be adult moths or butterflies, was interesting. And, boy, were they vocal, making sounds I'd never heard come from them before.  A guttural clicking was new to me. I'm beginning to see more hummingbirds, including females finally, which is right on schedule here for me.  When the monarda begins to bloom, as it's just doing now, their numbers pick up.  Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County (email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] dickcissel & yellow-br. chat, berks - Rudolph Keller - 2016-06-24 15:46:23


I spent an hour at Christman & Kunkel Rds. in Maxatawny Twp. seeking 
Dickcissels at 6:30 a.m. One male sang in the pasture at the corner of 
Kunkel & Siegfriedale Rds. A second male may have been there, but I never 
saw two at once and never heard two singing. There's a nice colony of 
Bobolinks in that pasture, and other grassland spp. are present. I found no 
Dickcissels at Christman Rd., where the cows have been moved into the 
pasture the Dickcissels were in.

For locals who haven't seen Yellow-breasted Chats, there are three males 
singing and displaying at SGL 106, Pine Swamp Rd. at the base of the 
Kittatinny below Hawk Mt. Look in the grassland/scrub section of the 
gamelands. One of the males I saw today had a golden-orange breast, maybe 
the result of eating fruits of  invasive Asian honeysuckles (Lonicera 
morrowii/L. tatarica), which are in bountiful fruit there.
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



[PABIRDS] Allegheny, North Park, 40th warbler / vireo species - Philip OBrien - 2016-06-24 15:00:12


After North Park hosted double digit shorebird species this spring, I finally made it out briefly again today and observed at close range a singing Yellow-breasted Chat, which is cumulatively my 40th warbler / vireo species in the park, and 15th warbler / vireo species on territory in the park in 2016.  While Chats are fairly common in appropriate habitat in the southern portions of the county, where they even maintain territory outside certain shopping centers, I last saw this species in the northern portion of the county on May 13, 1995. 
Notably, in addition to being a migratory stop over destination, North Park offers a wide range of suitable breeding territory and has hosted a number of northern species including Solitary Vireo, Brown Creeper, and Purple Finch, and southern species such as White-eyed Vireo, Acadian Flycatcher, and Kentucky Warbler, among others...
Sincerely, Philip O'Brien



[PABIRDS] 3rd nest, Eastern Bluebirds - Chester Co - steve cottrell - 2016-06-24 12:14:46


The female Eastern Bluebird using the nest box 50 feet from the house started her 3rd nest this morning, just 2 days after the 4 young from her 2nd brood fledged. The second clutch had 5 eggs but only 4 hatched. When removing the 2nd nest on Wednesday I expected to find the unhatched egg, but the nest was empty.  It remains a mystery how unhatched eggs sometimes but not always disappear from nests.
steve cottrellLondon Britain Twp



[PABIRDS] Woodpeckers galore, Plumstead twp., Bucks Co. - Lisa Dziuban - 2016-06-24 12:02:51


Today I have been seeing a male and female Hairy woodpecker at my peanut feeder. Now they have two young with them, feeding them peanuts. Also have two separate broods of Downey woodpeckers, feeding and cavorting. 

Lisa Dziuban



Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF - Gregory William Grove - 2016-06-24 11:54:14


I do not know of any publication of results. However results by species, state, and year can be seen at 

http://www.nightjars.org/survey_data 

In PA, obviously nearly all reports are of Whips, tho there are a handful of Nighthawks (not every year). 2016 PA data is far from complete. 

Greg 


From: "Andy Wilson" <(email address filtered)> 
To: "greg" <(email address filtered)> 
Cc: "(email address filtered)" <(email address filtered)> 
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 9:33:38 AM 
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF 

Great to hear about the new high count, Greg. Very impressive! Has anyone published any results/summaries from the nightjar surveys? I haven't come across anything. 
cheers 

Andy 

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Gregory William Grove < (email address filtered) > wrote: 


Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF, including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the 7th year. 

The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43. This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had record high counts. 

Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I have birded there. 

Greg Grove 

Greg Grove 
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds 
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652 
814 643 3295 
(email address filtered) 






-- 
Andy Wilson 
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA 
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr.com/



[PABIRDS] Lackawanna Eastern Whip-poor-will - Joe Greco - 2016-06-24 11:40:19


At 2am on Friday, my nephew Jeremy recorded a Whip-poor-will behind the Wegmans on rte 6 in Dickson City. He said it sounded like it was coming from behind the old Walmart.  You locals will know where I mean.  

I have the recording he made if anyone wants it.  It sounds like just one bird.  


Joe Greco
Upper Hanover 
Montgomery County



Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF - Gregory William Grove - 2016-06-24 09:53:00


I do not know of any publication of results of the nightjar surveys, which began about 8-9 years ago. However results by species, state, and year can be seen at 

http://www.nightjars.org/survey_data 


This project is through College of William and Mary, in Va. Many potential routes are available in PA. Sadly many would have few (maybe very few) nightjars, but that information is still valuable (i.e. so-called "negative" data is important) 

http://www.nightjars.org/participate/ 

(not completely sure about this but I believe most routes are set up based loosely on BBS routes - though there are only ten stops (at least one mile apart) and they need not correspond exactly to BBS stops, they can even deviate from the BBS route (as mine do for a few stops)) 


In PA, obviously nearly all reports are of Whips, tho there are a handful of Nighthawks (not every year). 2016 PA data is far from complete. 

Greg 


From: "Andy Wilson" <(email address filtered)> 
To: "greg" <(email address filtered)> 
Cc: "(email address filtered)" <(email address filtered)> 
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 9:33:38 AM 
Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF 

Great to hear about the new high count, Greg. Very impressive! Has anyone published any results/summaries from the nightjar surveys? I haven't come across anything. 
cheers 

Andy 

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Gregory William Grove < (email address filtered) > wrote: 


Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF, including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the 7th year. 

The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43. This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had record high counts. 

Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I have birded there. 

Greg Grove 

Greg Grove 
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds 
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652 
814 643 3295 
(email address filtered) 






-- 
Andy Wilson 
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA 
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr.com/



[PABIRDS] osprey on football field lights - Barber, Patricia - 2016-06-24 08:44:18


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Re: [PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF - Andy Wilson - 2016-06-24 08:33:38


Great to hear about the new high count, Greg. Very impressive! Has anyone
published any results/summaries from the nightjar surveys? I haven't come
across anything.

cheers

Andy

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Gregory William Grove <(email address filtered)> wrote:

> Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF,
> including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the
> 7th year.
>
> The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43.
> This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had
> record high counts.
>
> Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I
> have birded there.
>
> Greg Grove
>
> Greg Grove
> Editor - Pennsylvania Birds
> 9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652
> 814 643 3295
> (email address filtered)
>



-- 
Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
http://wilsongettysburg.tumblr.com/



[PABIRDS] Nightjar routes in Rothrock SF - Gregory William Grove - 2016-06-24 08:19:19


Diane Bierly, Deb Grove, and I ran our 3 nightjar routes in Rothrock SF, including parts in Huntingdon, Centre, and Mifflin counties. This was the 7th year. 

The combined Whip-poor-will count was 61, compared to the average of 43. This beat the previous high of 52 in 2013. Two of the three routes had record high counts. 

Rothrock remains a stronghold for Whips, as it has been in the ~25 years I have birded there. 

Greg Grove 

Greg Grove 
Editor - Pennsylvania Birds 
9524 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA. 16652 
814 643 3295 
(email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] Lebanon County Birds - Windstream Mail - 2016-06-23 17:47:51


I birded 3 areas today SGL 211 west of Goldmine Road on the Railroad bed to
the 2 beave dams. My highlights. I used a Barred Owl tape and sat back, a
Barred Owl was silent and sat maybe 3 seconds, then flew off. I had 2
Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Waterthrush -2, Louisiana Waterthrush-5.  Not
one Black-throated Green Warbler .T hen at the Box Car Rocks area these
highlights, also SGL 211, Common Raven-3 adults, Warblers -Nashville and
Blackburian one each are rare breeders for the county. Also Northern Parula
-1, Chestnut-sided -2,  Black-throated Green-1, Prairie- 3, Kentucky-1 maybe
a migrant singing nice song out of habitat. Then at Memorial Lake State Park
with a light rain there was no waterfowl at all.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



[PABIRDS] Merlins nesting in PA for 2016 ? - Dave Kruel - 2016-06-23 13:12:49


Hi All,
I was wondering if anyone was aware of how many pairs of Merlins nested in PA this year ?  ....or even if you are just aware of one pair or a few pairs

Also, if you may have that info by county.  Definitely not asking for specific locations.

Would be good if you could post response to the list.

Thanks much.

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



[PABIRDS] Linn Run SP and Forbes SF; Westmoreland County; 06/22/2016 - Richard Nugent - 2016-06-23 12:25:44


Yesterday I birded in Linn Run State Park and Forbes State Forest. I started out by walking to the Spruce Flats Bog and then a portion of the Wolf Rocks Trail. In addition to a nice variety of warblers, I was treated to my favorite bird song (Veery) and saw lots of Mountain Laurel in bloom. In the Rhododendron I had a Canada Warbler at close range. I drove slowly down the long hill to the Grove Run Trail in Linn Run SP. I heard more Veerys singing for most of the drive. On the Grove Run Trail my favorite bird was a singing Winter Wren. On the drive home, I stopped at Blair Brothers Railroad Grade. The Cicadas were out in force providing a background din. Surprisingly the Cicadas did not prevent me from hearing most birds. The best observation at this location was my FOY Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly. My list of bird highlights is below:

  Veery
  Hooded Warbler
  Black-throated Blue Warbler
  Black-throated Green Warbler
  Ovenbird
  Dark-eyed Junco
  Great Crested Flycatcher
  Canada Warbler
  American Redstart
  Chestnut-sided Warbler
  Magnolia Warbler
  Blue-headed Vireo
  Hermit Thrush
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  Louisiana Waterthrush
  Acadian Flycatcher
  Winter Wren

     Best Regards ........ Richard Nugent
     Hampton Township, Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday June 28th, 2016 - LeRoy Tabb - 2016-06-23 12:14:46


Bucks County Birders Program for
Tuesday June 28th,  2016
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Photos from Forty Years of Birds




by Armas Hill


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Program Description:
>From birds in Bucks, to others in Alaska, Colorado, and Texas, and in places as far-flung as Patagonia in southern South America, as well as in the Andes and the Amazon, in Costa Rica and the Yucatan, and in Okinawa and Hokkaido in Japan, and Iceland and Spain.Forty years, all in forty minutes.An enjoyable evening, with lots of birds._________________________________________________ 


About the Speaker: 



Armas Hill has been a naturalist, birder, and traveler most of his life, since he grew up in Bucks County PA. His interests have included creatures, birds and others, that are rare. Armas has birded in many locations all around the globe.  He is the owner/operator of "Focus On nature Tours" for over 22 years.
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 The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM
at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission is free.

 


Directions:


Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature
Center (enter back side door) 170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road
Side - Chapman Road bridge is blocked) Doylestown, PA.


Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2
hours. For directions please go to: http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/directions/


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For further information please contact:


LeRoy Tabb


(email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] Central PA Birdline for 6.23.2016 - Mark Mcconaughy - 2016-06-22 15:56:59


- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * June 23, 2016
 * PACE1606.23
 Bird Highlights
 BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (Susquehanna Co.)
 LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (Adams Co.)
 DICKCISSEL (Adams, Cumberland & Lancaster Cos.)
 PINE SISKIN (Franklin & Lycoming Cos.)
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 June 23, 2016
 To Report: (email address filtered) 
 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, June 23, 2016.

 ADAMS COUNTY:
 One LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was found on June 18 at Artillery Ridge is Gettysburg National Military Park (KM).

 Two DICKCISSELS were seen on June 20 along Possum Hollow Road between Route 234 and Germany Road (PK).

 One DICKCISSEL was observed on June 19 in grasslands along Pumping Station Road (BP).

 Two DICKCISSELS were seen on June 21 along 2-148 Bigham Road (AW).

 Two DICKCISSELS were observed on June 21 along 850-998 Cunningham Road (AW).

 CARBON COUNTY:
 One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER continues to be seen through June 20 at Wild Creek Reservoir (RR).

 CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 Up to 2 DICKCISSELS continue to be seen through June 20 along Hunters Road (VG, VB, NM, SB).

 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 Up to 2 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through June 21 (VB, NM).

 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 There is a possible DICKCISSEL singing on June 17 in a field north of Wissler Road between Middle Creek and S. Fairview Road west of Ephrata (BC).

 A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found on June 18 along Lime Rock Road (PF, ME).

 LYCOMING COUNTY:
 Up to 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS and 1 PINE SISKIN were seen between June 16 and 20 at a cabin off Slate Run Road (TF, DB).

 MONTOUR COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on June 18 along the Chillisquaque Trail at Montour Preserve (SF, MK).

 PERRY COUNTY:
 One GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen on June 18 along Kansas Valley Road in Tuscarora State Forest (VG).

 SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:
 A possible BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD was seen on June 20 off Route 106 near the Mountain View Schools (DS).

 One NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was calling on June 21 in a yard (LB).

 UNION COUNTY:
 Up to 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen through June 20 along Wolfland Road (WS).

 Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be found through June 19 along the Dales Ridge Trail (MH).

 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: V. Barnes (VB), Lynn Borden (LB), Dan Brauning (DB), Scott Brookens (SB), Bruce Carl (BC), Mike Epler (ME), Pamela Fisher (PF), Tom Forwood Jr. (TF), Steve Fullmer (SF), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Matthew Karns (MK), Phil Keener (PK), Nancy Magnusson (NM), Kari McNelis (KM), Bonita Portzline (BP), Rich Rehrig (RR), David Snyder (DS), William Snyder (WS) and Andy Wilson (AW). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.
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 Mark A. McConaughy      (email address filtered) 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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[PABIRDS] Cooper's Hawk chased - Chester Co - steve cottrell - 2016-06-22 15:07:40


With its young about to fledge, the adult male Tree Swallow is aggressively guarding the space around its nest. This morning I watched it harass a American Crow flying by.  Not long after, it went after a Cooper's Hawk flying at a greater height over the yard. I watched to see if its mate was about to become a single parent, but it successfully escorted the hawk out of the area without being harmed.
Not sure if the Tree Swallow was taking a foolish risk, or if it knew it could outfly the hawk.
steve cottrellLondon Britain Twp



[PABIRDS] BREEDING BIRD BLITZ! RESULTS - Vern Gauthier - 2016-06-22 12:45:38


Greetings, another Breeding Bird Blitz is in the books! Thank you once again to our sponsors American Birding Association (ABA) - www.aba.org, Bird Watchers General Store - http://birdwatchersgeneralstore.com/, Birds of Central Pennsylvania - www.buteobooks.com/, Eagle Optics - www.eagleoptics.com, Lost Creek Shoe Shop, 643 Oakland Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059, PA Society for Ornithology (PSO) - www.pabirds.org, Phone Skope - www.phoneskope.com/birding/, and thank you to all who participated by submitting data on PA Breeding Birds to eBird if you submitted a checklist in the contest or not.
The winners for our 4 categories are as follows:
Basic Prize – One year Gift ABA Membership and ABA hat to Peter Burns of Erdenheim PA – what are the odds that Peter would win the same category again as last year? But he did!
Breeding Codes Prize – One Year Gift PSO Membership and 2nd PBBA Book to Jonathan DeBalko of Drums PA. 
Nocturnal Prize – $30 Gift Certificate and hat from Bird Watchers General Store and a Phone Skope set up to Diane Bierly of State College.
Registered Prize – A copy of “Birds of Central Pennsylvania,” along with a gift certificate to the Lost Creek Shoe Shop and an Eagle Optics Harness Strap and Vortex Lens Cleaning Kit to Bobby Brown of Montoursville PA. We may have to outlaw Bobby from future contests as last year he won 2 of the 4 prizes and this year one of the 4 prizes!
A full recap of the Blitz including stories from the field and pictures will be in the Fall issue of the PSO Pileated. Next year the PA Breeding Bird Blitz June 16th through 19th. Keep on going out and entering data in eBird on our PA Breeding Birds.
Do The Blitz!
Vern Gauthier
Newville PA





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