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[PABIRDS] HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (24 Aug 2014) 34 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-24 16:08:30


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       5             25             25
Bald Eagle                   4             17             17
Northern Harrier             0              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             16             16
Cooper's Hawk                1              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           19             86             86
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              6              6
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             14             14
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                      34            184            184
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Barber, Mark Blauer

Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, light NE winds 1-3 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1301I, 1306I, 1442A, 1517I

Non-raptor Observations:

=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] HSR: Waggoner's Gap (24 Aug 2014) 32 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-24 16:08:26


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           2             26             26
BE                           9             53             53
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           0             10             10
CH                           0              9              9
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                          15            104            104
RT                           3             54             54
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           1             13             13
ML                           0              1              1
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           1              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1              2              2

Total:                      32            277            277
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove

Observers:        MJ McMillan, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Ann & Tristan Greiner, John Frain, - 17


Weather:
Fog and haze early, becoming mostly cloudy with light variable winds

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 10:43, 10:46, 11:44, 11:46, 12:29, 1:13(2)
BE 4YR 1:59
BE Ad 10:52

First bird RT 9:52
Last bird BW 2:39  

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 5
Monarchs - 2
CHSW - 1
=======================================================================Report submitted by dave grove ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] A good day for raptors & little birds @ Crooked Creek & Creek Road (Armstrong County) - Marge Van Tassel - 2014-08-24 15:25:14


2 Osprey (1 called then perched on side of the beach, one on other side)
4 Bald Eagles (2 adults at Creek Road and 2 immatures at Crooked Creek)
2 Red-tail Hawks flying around 1 of the eagles at Creek Road in a tree
1 Cooper's Hawk later at Crooked Creek near the campground
~32 Cedar Waxwings in trees & flying around the ponds
3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
4 Red-eyed Vireos
(plus "regulars"--chicadees, cardinals, downy, flicker, robins, etc.)
17+ Wild Turkeys & 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo @ Polka Hollow Road
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (24 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-24 15:08:59


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 24, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4              4
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1             21             21
Red-tailed Hawk              0              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              4              4
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                       1             47             47
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Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Jarrod Derr, Joan Renninger

Visitors:
four


Weather:
Clear with valley fog till 8am. Wind mostly north @ 3-5 with five to ten
mile visibility. Temp range 18-23C.

Raptor Observations:
Only one Broad-wing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Scarlet Tanagers
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black/White,Chestnut-sided Warblers,Yellow-throated Vireo
Pheobe,Pee-wee
Hummers=6

Predictions:
Much like today.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] Bald Eagle - Beaver Co. - (email address filtered) - 2014-08-24 14:05:40


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[PABIRDS] Possible Black Tern, Green Pond, 8/24/14 - grant stevenson - 2014-08-24 13:35:52


On its way south to the pond from the flooded field, low, linear patrol. 
Checked new Peterson Eastern Guide and GISS.

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County
http://pahawkowl.livejournal.com



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[PABIRDS] Hen Green Winged Teal & Great Egret Allegheny County - Matthew Juskowich - 2014-08-24 13:16:13


This Morning i had a Hen Green Winged Teal in with 10 mallards at the pond near the boardwalk at wingfield pines. she took off and was half the size of the mallard and saw the green patch on her wing. i went to a couple other ponds near by to see if i could relocate her for pics but was not successful. one of my other places i checked for the hen green winged teal was Boyce Mayview Park. Did not see her at the big pond but seen the great egret. This egret if it the same one that dave wilton seen back in july has been here a month.

Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Willet and Caspian Tern -- Somerset Lake, Somerset County - Aidan Place - 2014-08-24 11:37:27


I went down to Somerset Lake this morning to see what shorebirds were around. The Willet which has been there for a while was continuing. There was also a Caspian tern present at the north end of the lake for the entire time I was there. Complete highlights are as follows:
Lesser yellowlegs
Greater yellowlegs
Solitary sandpiper
Least sandpiper
Semipalmated sandpiper
Spotted sandpiper
Willet
Caspian tern
Double-crested cormorant
Hooded warbler

Good Birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County

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[PABIRDS] warblers, Northampton County - Dustin Welch - 2014-08-24 10:18:33


08/24/2014
East Allen Twp
Bath, Northampton County


I walked around the forested mine hole areas near my home mid-morning and was treated to a nice, mixed flock of migrants. Highlight was my first migrant for PA WORM-EATING WARBLER, a species I've only seen on their breeding grounds in the state.

Warblers, 11 species:
Yellow Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
American Redstart 3
Blue-winged Warbler 2
WORM-EATING WARBLER 1
Hooded Warbler 1 female
Canada Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat

Other species:
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo
Eastern Wood-PeWee
Great-crested Flycatcher
Wood Thrush
Baltimore Oriole
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Bird on,
Dustin Welch
Bath, Northampton County
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildpabirds



[PABIRDS] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Butler County - Daniel E. Weeks - 2014-08-24 07:53:30


The highlight on this cloudy cool morning was a calling Yellow-billed Cuckoo. 

Dan Weeks, Allegheny Township, Butler County

Aug 24, 2014
Squaw Valley Woodlands
Traveling
0.9 miles
93 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.  Start time: 7:11 AM. Observer: Dan Weeks, Allegheny Township, Butler County
2 Mallard
6 Wild Turkey -- A flock of young turkeys. 
1 Cooper's Hawk
3 Killdeer
1 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo -- Calling. 
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Cardinal
1 American Goldfinch



[PABIRDS] Warblers, Plum Borough, Allegheny County - Amy Henrici - 2014-08-23 19:55:12


We awoke to heavy fog this morning that did not lift until around 11:00. I was please to find a flock of warblers feeding in the yard around 9:30. Below is what I saw. 

Warblers
Blackburnian- 4
Magnolia- 1
Chestnut-sided- 2
Black and White- 1
A couple I could not id in the dense foliage

Red-eyed Vireo-2
Scarlet Tanager-1

Amy Henrici



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[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (23 Aug 2014) Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-23 19:08:43


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              1              1
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0              1              1
BE                           0              1              1
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           0             16             16
CH                           0              8              8
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              3              3
BW                           0             55             55
RT                           0             24             24
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0              2              2
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                       0            111            111
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Stewart

Observers:        Ed Gowarty,Jr., Jim Rocco

Visitors:
Helping spot- Ed Gowarty, Jim Rocco.


Weather:
Dense fog entire time with occasional drizzle.
Visibility < 50 ft.


Raptor Observations:
dense fog- no raptors seen.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
AM fog, then clearing- hopefully.
Winds from SE at 5-9 mph.
High temp 75 degrees F.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Stewart ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (21 Aug 2014) 24 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-23 19:08:25


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 21, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              1              1
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0              1              1
BE                           0              1              1
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           0             16             16
CH                           0              8              8
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              2              2
BW                          20             46             46
RT                           3             24             24
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           1              2              2
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      24            101            101
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Gowarty

Observers:        

Weather:
Light winds from WSW.
Temp 21 to 23 degrees C.
Visibility 20 km.
Cloud cover 50 to 100%.

Raptor Observations:
24 migrating raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:

=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Stewart ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Aug 2014) 19 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-23 19:08:01


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           1              1              1
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0              1              1
BE                           0              1              1
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           7             16             16
CH                           1              8              8
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              2              2
BW                           3             26             26
RT                           7             21             21
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0              1              1
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      19             77             77
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        

Weather:
Visibility 0-10 km.
Winds from SSE, W, SE,SSE, and SW.
Temp 17 t 22 degrees C.
Cloud cover 100% decreasing to 50% in afternoon.
Thunderstorm 11 AM to 12 PM. Wind change fro SE at 2mph to West at 10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
19 migrating raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
field sparrow-=1; 
monarch butterflies- 2
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Stewart ((email address filtered))



Re: [PABIRDS] How far can a Raven's voice carry? - grant stevenson - 2014-08-23 18:51:42


http://search.tb.ask.com/search/GGmain.jhtml?searchfor=behavioral+ecology+journal+behavioral+ecology+and+social+biology+journal+common+ravens+yelling&tpr=hpsb&p2=^Z5^xdm084^YYA^us&n=77fd58af&st=hp&ptb=F2437C78-C1A9-461D-85A1-409D5D924E47&qs=&si=google_newspennsylvania

On 8/20/2014 12:38 PM, John Traynor wrote:
> About a mile...
> http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/common_raven/sounds
>
> Date sent:      	Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:10:24 -0400
> Send reply to:  	Kerry A Grim <(email address filtered)>
> From:           	Kerry A Grim <(email address filtered)>
> Subject:        	[PABIRDS] How far can a Raven's voice carry?
> To:             	(email address filtered)
>
>> Has anyone every read somewhere as to how far a ravens voice may carry? I´ve gone outside
>> after hearing one calling at a great distance, and waited for a minute (not timed) for
>> them to arrive and the pair is flying fast and in a straight line. They have proven to me
>> one-half mile easily, but in certain cases they are out of sight, flying in your direction
>> long before they are visible. Thank, Kerry Grim Berks Co.
>
>
>
>
> John P. Traynor
> Birdsboro, PA
>


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[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (23 Aug 2014) Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-23 18:08:01


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4              4
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             20             20
Red-tailed Hawk              0              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              4              4
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                       0             46             46
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        

Visitors:
Six to eight visitors stopped by the watch today.


Weather:
Fog with less than two miles visibility at start of count with wind E/SE
throughout the count. Visibility improving somewhat by 10:am. Haze the rest
of the count. 

Raptor Observations:
A few Vultures noted moving west just after 11:am.

Non-raptor Observations:
Black-throated Greens,Magnolia & Prairie Warblers,Scarlet Tanager,Barn &
Tree Swallows,Mourning Dove with six Hummers noted at the feeder.

Predictions:
Partly sunny with a high of seventy nine.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] Ask.com - grant stevenson - 2014-08-23 17:35:30


http://search.tb.ask.com/search/GGmain.jhtml?searchfor=hawkmountain.org%2Fbroadwing&tpr=hpsb&p2=%5EZ5%5Exdm084%5EYYA%5Eus&nwfd58af&st=hp&ptb



[PABIRDS] HSR: Bake Oven Knob (23 Aug 2014) Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-23 15:08:59


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             21             21
Turkey Vulture               0             56             56
Osprey                       0             12             12
Bald Eagle                   0             19             19
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              7              7
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0             69             69
Red-tailed Hawk              0             16             16
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              5              5
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             13             13

Total:                       0            226            226
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Observation start time: 12:45:00 
Observation end   time: 13:15:00 
Total observation time: 0.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dan Kunkle

Observers:        

Weather:
Fog and rain in a.m., brief clearing mid-day, then more rain and fog. 68F.
No wind

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jay, Chimney Swift, Tree Swallow, American Crow

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light north wind. 
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ((email address filtered))
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



[PABIRDS] Fwd: Bird Report 8/23 Olive-sided Fltcatcher, Lanc. Co. - Jim Smith - 2014-08-23 14:59:12


I am forwarding this report from a small local birdwatching group  
associated with the Lanc. Co. Bird Club
mainly because of the above subject.  Actually, there were two  Olive-sided 
Flycatchers in  the same snag
along the Conestoga River flowing between Pavilions 1 and 2 in the Central  
Park of Lancaster County.
 
Jim Smith
Holtwood, PA
 
  
____________________________________
 From: (email address filtered)
Sent: 8/23/2014 2:26:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight  Time
Subj: Bird Report 8/23


This morning Dee, Ann, Donna, Doug, and I  met at Ascension and carpooled 
to City View where we met up with Jim and Rita.  The weather was dismal with 
low heavy clouds and brief drizzle, and the  birdwatching started slow but 
built up to an amazing finish down by the  river. 
 
The big highlight was prolonged looks at a  Olive-sided Flycatcher, a 
life-bird for most of us and a second-in-life for  seasoned birder Jim. The bird 
returned again and again to an exposed perch and  posed at all angles: 
sideways so we could see the white wing patch, facing  away so we could see both 
wing patches, and facing toward us so we could see  the signature olive 
"open vest" on either side of the white "shirt front".  Also along the Conestoga 
a travelling flock of small birds including  chickadees (non-migratory) 
with too numerous to count or identify warblers:  definitely a Black and White, 
almost certainly a Cerulean, plus numerous  "confusing fall warblers" with 
generic olive gray above and pale yellow below  (Pine? Bay-breasted? etc? 
etc?) I thought I glimpsed a Northern Parula but not  well enough to count. 
 
Other highlights were two young Green  Herons, some young Wood Ducks, an 
American Kestrel, an unseasonable Baltimore  Oriole, an Osprey with a fish, 
and more. Also there were a number of hard to  ID young birds. My  list:
 
Green Heron (2 imm), 
Canada Goose, 
Mallard (ad. F w/  ducklings), 
Wood Duck (3 imm), 
Turkey Vulture, 
[Red-tailed Hawk -- en route  home], 
Osprey, 
American Kestrel (F), 
[unidentified sandpipers, small, prob  "peeps" prob. Semipalmated], 
Mourning Dove, 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 
Chimney Swift, 
Belted Kingfisher, 
Downy Woodpecker (imm), 
Red-bellied Woodpecker, 
Great-crested  Flycatcher, 
Eastern Wood Pewee, 
[unidentified Empidonax flycatcher, poss  Willow],  
Olive-sided flycatcher, 
Tree Swallow, 
Northern Rough-winged  Swallow, 
Blue Jay, 
American Crow, 
Carolina Chickadee, 
White-breasted Nuthatch  (aud), 
House Wren, 
Carolina Wren, 
Northern Mockingbird  (imm), 
Gray Catbird, 
American Robin, 
Eastern Bluebird (imm), 
Cedar Waxwing, 
Black and White Warbler, 
Cerulean Warbler, 
[U warbler,] 
Baltimore Oriole, 
Common Grackle, 
Brown-headed Cowbird, 
Northern Cardinal, 
Blue Grosbeak, 
Indigo Bunting [ad and  imm], 
House Finch, 
American Goldfinch, 
[Field Sparrow (imm)  probably], 
Song Sparrow (imm), 
[other unidentified imm  sparrows]
 
We reached the hoped-for 40 species, but  not with the ones I expected. I  
expected to see immature Orchard Orioles  at City View but instead we saw an 
adult male Baltimore along the river. I  thought we'd see Red-tailed and 
possibly Cooper's hawks, Eastern Kingbird,  Tufted Titmouse, Blue-gray 
Gnatcatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Chipping Sparrow, but  none of them showed -- instead 
some unexpected warblers and the amazingly rare  flycatcher. 
 
Next walk is September 6 at a location TBA.  We'll hope for better weather 
but we can hardly hope for more excitement. See  you then.
 
Tom
 


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[PABIRDS] HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (23 Aug 2014) Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-23 14:08:06


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             20             20
Bald Eagle                   0             13             13
Northern Harrier             0              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             13             13
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             67             67
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              6              6
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                       0            150            150
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Ryan Fick

Weather:
Dense fog and intermittent showers, SSE wind 4-7

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
a few goldfinch, waxwings crow, flicker, heard
=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] Common Gallinules - Lawrence Co. - (email address filtered) - 2014-08-23 13:35:18


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[PABIRDS] Night-Herons Leaser Lake - Lehigh - Hopkins,Jeffrey A. - 2014-08-23 11:43:13


The black-crowned night-herons were at the NW corner of Leaser Lake this morning.  They were still in the lone tree on the far shore where Frank Dickman originally found them a two weeks ago.  The was also a great egret, a couple of great blue herons, and a green heron.

At the retention pond in front of Ocean Spray on Boulder Dr. in Foglesville, there were a few least sandpipers and yellowlegs, but a security guard shooed me away before I could take a good scope view to double check for anything unusual.

Good birding,

Jeff Hopkins



[PABIRDS] Shorebirds Crawford County - Shawn Collins - 2014-08-22 23:39:49


I stopped at Miller's pond after work...the Wilson's Phalarope was still
present.  I have some doc quality pics.  This was a different bird than the
one Kenn Pinnow  found at Tamarack Lake a few days ago.  The bird at
Tamarack was more colorful.

Also here were
35 Mallards
1 Wood Duck
20 plus Killdeer
2 Semipalmated Plovers
1 Wilson's Snipe
2 Bald Eagles
1 Red Tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
9 Sandhill Cranes

also a small flock of birds landed while I was there over the hillside
where corn is..I spotted a few Black Bellied Plovers ....but don't know
what else or the # of the Plovers.

I took a small video and photos of the Phalarope...at my site

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


Shawn Collins
Crawford County



[PABIRDS] Chestnut-sided Warbler, Allegheny County - Amy Henrici - 2014-08-22 21:19:12


This afternoon we saw a fall Chestnut-sided Warbler mixed in with a flock of feeding chickadees, nuthatches and goldfinches. It caught a very large crane fly and then disappeared into dense foliage. We saw it at Dark Hollow Woods, a park in Oakmont. As they are not reported to breed in Allegheny Co, we assume that it is a fall migrant. 

Amy Henrici
Pat McShea

Sent from my iPad



[PABIRDS] Warblers, Nighthawks - Allegheny County - Jack Chaillet - 2014-08-22 19:28:53


This evening I took a walk in the Homewood Cemetery and encountered a large flock of migrant passerines. I saw the following birds:

1 Yellow-throated Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
5 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Black-and-white Warbler
150+ Common Nighthawk
7 Baltimore Oriole
5 Wild Turkey

Jack Chaillet
Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (22 Aug 2014) 3 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-22 18:08:41


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 22, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              4              4
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             20             20
Red-tailed Hawk              0              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              4              4
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                       3             46             46
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Morris Cox

Visitors:
STEVE WALTHIUS


Weather:
WIND DIR: WSW 0-7mph
CLCV: 100%
65-70% humidity

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
HUMMINGBIRDS,GOLDFINCHES,WAXWINGS,SWIFTS,PURPLE MARTINS,TREE SWALLOWS AND A
PEE WEE.
5 RAVENS
DRAGON FLIES
BUTTERFLIES:TIGER SWALLOW TAIL,CABBAGE,PIPE VINE SWALLOW TAILS.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] Wilson's Phalarope - Crawford Co. - (email address filtered) - 2014-08-22 17:13:48


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[PABIRDS] HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (22 Aug 2014) 2 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-08-22 17:08:50


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             20             20
Bald Eagle                   1             13             13
Northern Harrier             0              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             13             13
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0             67             67
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              6              6
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              6              6
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                       2            150            150
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Laurie Goodrich, Mary Jane McMillan

Visitors:
Delaware Nature Society group in early am; two fellow counters from Ashland
for most the day (thanks for assistance!)


Weather:
Fog and zero visibility until late morning. After that overcast and haze. 
S-Se winds 1-10 mph

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle adult 1212

Non-raptor Observations:
127 Un. swallows, 67 tree swallow, 17 barn swallow, 11 cliff swallow, 7
chimney swifts. Least flycatcher and RB grosbeak
=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] 2 Common Ravens - Chester County - Larry Lewis & Kathleen Pileggi - 2014-08-22 17:03:37


Hello PA Birders, 
  
Last evening, while beginning a walk from my home, outside of Coatesville, Kathleen first noticed a Common Raven calling in the distance.  The bird approached, calling regularly, eventually flying directly over us (and quite low) for the sixth record here in the past couple of years.  This bird was, by far, the best view of the six.  This Raven was followed a few seconds later, by a second Raven.   The birds flew, loosely together, towards the northwest. 
  
Today, for the second time in the past week, a Great Egret graced the very small stream just in front of my home.  Pretty hard to believe he lingers here with all the traffic and human activity. 
  
Upcoming Events: 
August 23 - Sept. 3, 2014  --  Nighthawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve - every evening 5-8 pm.  Drive back to the "Hawk Watch" site. 
August 24, 2014   --  Bucktoe Creek Preserve - our regular weekly walk this Sunday.  Fall is when Bucktoe Creek Preserve really shines, and for birds Fall has been in progress for a while!  Warblers will be the main thrust of todays walk-  beginning at 8 am and ending at 11 am. 
  
August 31, 2014  --  Another Bucktoe Creek Preserve walk -- 8am - 11am 
  
Contact me with questions or for directions. 

Good Birding All, 


Larry Lewis  &  Kathleen Pileggi 

EARLY BIRD NATURE TOURS 
"Exciting & Fun Adventures in Nature" 
     Coatesville, PA 19320 
     484-340-SORA (7672) --  Business Cell 
     610-340-0280  --  Business Office 
       email: (email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] Lebanon County - Windstream Mail - 2014-08-22 15:31:56


I was with Sid Hostetter and 10 people today and walked SGL 145 off Epler
Road.

Highlights -

Wood Duck-1 female

Merlin-1 flying west low

Olive-sided Flycatcher-2 -Sid saw first then the whole group

One chased the other away and came back to the same perch.

Cedar Waxwing- 122- cherry trees  ripe

Baltimore Oriole 2 males

Then I went to Mt. Pleasant Road and had many swallows.

About 1000 each of Barn and Tree.

Also Bank Swallow-3

Cliff Swallow-5

Than to the Reistville pond area.

No Swan on  20th or today.

I had Lesser Yellowlegs-3

Least Sandpiper-5

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County





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