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[PABIRDS] Photo Stuy Of Feeder Birds, PVP Bird Blind, Bucks, PA, 10/29/14 - Howard B. Eskin, - 2014-10-29 18:05:13


It was a rainy, dismal afternoon. But I was able to get to the Bird Blind
at Peace Valley Park in New Britain for a couple of hours. There were no
birds in the Bird Blind for the first half hour.  I suspected but could
not find an accipiter.Finally, a Carolina Chickadee flew in to one of the
feeders and the poor creature was immediately picked off by a
Sharp-shinned Hawk that came in from above. About fifteen minutes later,
with the Sharpie gone,  small birds started to arrive at the feeders. To
see the Photo Study, please click on the following link:

 http://www.howardsview.com/PVPOct29_14/PVPFeederBirdsOct29_14.html

 Regards,
 Howard


Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA



[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (29 Oct 2014) 9 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 17:10:53


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             33             78
TV                           1            305            305
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           2            889           1136
CH                           0             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           1             11             22
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           5            317            712
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           0             11             13
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           0             15             22
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           0              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0             18             53

Total:                       9           1770           7220
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:        

Visitors:
John Charley


Weather:
mod. W winds with some strong gusts;damp & cloudy till 1:30 EST when some
blue sky & sun appeared.

Raptor Observations:
9 migrating raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
jays,crows,raven,pileated wp & robins

Predictions:
lt. to mod NW winds,partly cloudy,high 45F
=======================================================================Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()



[PABIRDS] HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Oct 2014) 22 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 17:10:33


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            196            196
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0             65            208
Northern Harrier             0             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             50            143
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11            554            895
Cooper's Hawk                0             78            118
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             55             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              7            123            130
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             4             72            157
Merlin                       0             13             23
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              6             16

Total:                      22           1279           3939
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Bob Kelly

Observers:        Charles Smith, Chuck Root, Holly Merker

Weather:
Calm winds to start the count day, then shifting to gusty and strong NNW
winds 5-18mph. Temperatures 63-68 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
=======================================================================Report submitted by Holly Merker ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Oct 2014) 156 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 16:10:43


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             40            103
Turkey Vulture               0            727            784
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0            139            464
Bald Eagle                   5            114            279
Northern Harrier             2             80            115
Sharp-shinned Hawk          95           3840           4528
Cooper's Hawk                5            374            478
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            1             64             83
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             59             66
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             40            575            686
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             16             31
Golden Eagle                 1             47             47
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             2            169            374
Merlin                       1            121            180
Peregrine Falcon             1             40             80
Unknown Falcon               0             14             21
Unknown Raptor               0             28             64

Total:                     156           6464          14746
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Overcast, then rain

Raptor Observations:
BAEA, Ad: 8:20; 8:26; 8:27; 8:31
BAEA, Imm: 9:59
GOEA, Ad: 11:25

Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] Central PA Birdline for 10.30.2014 - Mark Mcconaughy - 2014-10-29 16:10:37


- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * October 30, 2014
 * PACE1410.30
 Bird Highlights
 CACKLING GOOSE (Lancaster/Lebanon & Lebanon Cos.)
 RED-NECKED GREBE (Centre, Luzerne & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
 AMERICAN BITTERN (Dauphin Co.)
 SANDHILL CRANE (Bradford & Cumberland Cos.)
 SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (Lebanon Co.)
 MARSH WREN (Cumberland Co.)
 CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (Clearfield Co.)
 LAPLAND LONGSPURS (Dauphin Co.)
 PINE SISKINS (Bedford/Somerset, Carbon, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Mifflin & Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 October 30, 2014
 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, October 30, 2014.

 ADAMS COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 25 near the tower at Culp' Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park (PK).

 BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 7 BLACK VULTURES, 93 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 19 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 102 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 6 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between October 23 and 28 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG). Ten PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 24 (TD).

 BRADFORD COUNTY:
 Two BALD EAGLES were seen on October 24 soaring over Iron Bridge Road (TG).

 Three SANDHILL CRANES were observed on October 25 flying over New Era (TG).

 CARBON COUNTY:
 One GOLDEN EAGLE, 1 RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and 20 PINE SISKINS were seen on October 26 at the Blue Mountain Ski Area (JM).

 CENTRE COUNTY:
 Jo Hays Vista reported counting 238 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 20 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 261 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON on October 23 (CW).

 At least 5 different PINE SISKINS were seen on October 24 at Scotia Barrens (CE).

 One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on October 26 at the sunken road overlook at Bald Eagle State Park (JV, BC).

 There were 42 PINE SISKINS in the Bullit Run area on October 26 (BSn).

 CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
 One CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen on October 25 at Allport (MCh).

 CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 Waggoner Gap reported counting 588 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 OSPREY, 39 BALD EAGLES, 20 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1589 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 60 COOPER'S HAWKS, 12 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 73 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 602 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 48 GOLDEN EAGLES, 17 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 12 MERLINS between October 23 and 28 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH, JL). A SANDHILL CRANE also was seen on October 23 (GW, RF). PINE SISKINS have been seen "every day, some flocks are huge" (GW, RF).

 One SANDHILL CRANE was photographed on October 25 east of Newville off of Route 641 between Bloserville and Crossroad School Roads (SD, DD).

 One MARSH WREN was seen on October 27 at the Mountain Road Marsh in State Game Lands 169 (DH, TN).

 Approximately 30 PINE SISKINS were observed on October 28 at Camp Michaux on South Mountain (BF).

 A MERLIN was seen on October 28 at Opossum Lake (DKe).

 DAUPHIN COUNTY:
 One AMERICAN BITTERN was found on October 23 along the Towpath Trail of Wildwood Park in northern Harrisburg (SL).

 A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen between October 23 and 24 along the Horseshow Trail on the Milton Hershey property (IG, BH, PF, LB).

 One VIRGINIA RAIL was observed on October 25 at the edge of an island in the Susquehanna River from the West Fairview boat ramp (JL).

 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 A total of 739 PINE SISKINS in a number of different flocks were seen on October 25 in Horse Valley (BO, AM).

 FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
 Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 28 BLACK VULTURES, 53 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 20 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDRED HAWKS, 35 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between October 23 and 28 (DGe).

 HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
 Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 6 BLACK VULTURES, 142 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 9 BALD EAGLES, 8 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 180 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 10 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 228 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 19 GOLDEN EAGLE, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 5 MERLINS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 23 and 28 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG, DSt, DWe). Two PINE SISKINS were also seen on October 24 (DWe, NB). Five PINE SISKINS were counted on October 28 (NB).

 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on October 23 at the Chestnut Grove Nature Area (BSh). This is a restricted access area.

 LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE continues to be seen through at least October 27 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (JF, AW, SS, PL, JA-C, EH, ME, CB, ZM, MM, IG, RR). A CACKLING GOOSE was present on October between 23 and 27 (SS, ME, IG). One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed on October 26 (JF).

 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 36 BLACK VULTURES, 177 TURKEY VULTURES, 4 OSPREY, 10 BALD EAGLES, 10 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 318 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 23 COOPER'S HAWKS, 57 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 110 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 13 GOLDEN EAGLES, 10 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 5 MERLINS between October 23 and 29 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC). PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 26 and 28 (MC).

 A YELLOWLEGS sp. was seen on October 24 at Kreider's Pond along Mt. Pleasant Road (TB). One CACKLING GOOSE was present on October 27 (IG).

 A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was photographed and observed between October 25 and 26 at 10 Fort Zeller Road north of Route 419 Fort Zeller Road south of Newmanstown (MM, TB, KB).

 LUZERNE COUNTY:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on October 23 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD, JDe).

 LYCOMING COUNTY:
 A day at the power line cut along North White Deer Ridge (Skyline Drive) on October 4 yielded 4 BLACK VULTURES, 24 TURKEY VULYURES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 56 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 1 GOLDEN EAGLE (DBr).

 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 25 TURKEY VULTURES, 2 OSPREY, 4 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 71 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 12 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 128 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 7 GOLDEN EAGLES, 12 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between October 23 and 28 (JK, RSi, DSm, LW, MS). Two PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 23 (JK).

 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 14 BLACK VULTURES, 177 TURKEY VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 36 BALD EAGLES, 17 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 931 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 70 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 30 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 352 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 39 GOLDEN EAGLES, 20 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 14 MERLINS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 23 and 28 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DBa, RFe PC, SSc, AC, DWo). They also counted 3147 PINE SISKINS on October 23 (LG, DBa, AK). Another 339 PINE SISKINS were seen on October 24 (LG, RK, RFe). More PINE SISKINS (no count provided) were seen on October 25, 175 were counted on October 26 and at least 1 PINE SISKIN was present on October 27 (LG, PC, SSc, DWo, MB, RK, AC).

 YORK COUNTY:
 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 27 in Hopewell Township Park (DWe).

 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on October 28 at Young's Woods (HM).

 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: Jim Austin-Cole (JA-C), David Barber (DBa), Kathy Becker (KB), Tim Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Craig Boyhont (CB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), David Brown (DBr), Phil Campbell (PC), Adam Carter (AC), Bill Chambers (BC), Marybeth Chaney (MCh), Ed Chubb (EC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), John DeBalko (JD), Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Tom Dick (TD), Dee Dombach (DD), Scott Dombach (SD), Carl Engstrom (CE),Mike Epler (ME), Rob Feldman (RFe), Jim Fiorentino (JF), Pamela Fisher (PF), Bill Franz (BF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Trudy Gerlach (TG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Elaine Hendricks (EH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Craig Houston (CH), Barbara Hunsberger (BH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Rudy Keller (RK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Dave Kerr (DKe), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), Paul Krepto (PK), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Josh Lefever (JL), Patrick Lister (PL), Sandy Lockerman (SL), Andy Markel (AM), Henry McLin (HM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Jon Mularczyk (JM), Michael Murphy (MM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Richard Pohner (RP), Rick Robinson (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Sue Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Brian Shade (BSh), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Stan Stahl (SS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Donald Weidemann (DWe), Alan Wells (AW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Chuck Widmann (CW), Fred Wilcox (FW) 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
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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] HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Oct 2014) 133 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 15:10:13


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            105            252
Turkey Vulture               4            355            751
Osprey                       0             83            364
Bald Eagle                   0             87            246
Northern Harrier             3             70             91
Sharp-shinned Hawk          45           3098           3777
Cooper's Hawk                2            122            176
Northern Goshawk             0              7              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             37             44
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             70            611            737
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2             51             52
American Kestrel             0             82            148
Merlin                       6             64            109
Peregrine Falcon             1             43             64
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             85            199

Total:                     133           4909          11068
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 52-60F, Wind 2-11 mph NW,NNW, Cloud
Cover 80-100%

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagles:1107a,1211u
Peregrine Falcon:1040a
Birds were flying despite the rain. Counter left after it began to downpour
around 1330.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(10), Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow,
Camel Cricket

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ((email address filtered))
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



[PABIRDS] Winter Wren, Lancaster County - Pamela Fisher - 2014-10-29 15:01:16


I had my FOS Winter Wren on my front porch this morning. I love those little birds, they can be so feisty!
 
Pamela Fisher
(email address filtered)
Gap, Lancaster County, PA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfisher/



[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (29 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 13:10:14


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            154            172
Turkey Vulture               2            484            592
Osprey                       0             37            113
Bald Eagle                   0             55            102
Northern Harrier             0             62             78
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12           2387           2683
Cooper's Hawk                0            193            249
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             65             74
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              1            241            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             28             30
American Kestrel             0             61            110
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                0              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                      16           3849           7581
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 11:30:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Brian Weaver

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Bark ominous clouds with sprinkles early progressing to an unrelenting
steady rain. Temp range 16 down to 14C. Winds 6-14 mph W/WNW. 

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden @ 8:48

Non-raptor Observations:
None

Predictions:
Partly sunny with winds from the west.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



[PABIRDS] Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 29, 2014 - Jerry McWilliams - 2014-10-29 13:02:46


Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: October 29 2014
Time: 0745-0915
Weather: Mostly cloudy, west wind to 10 mph, temp. 47 F, waves two to three foot. 
Comments: The heavy cloudy cover kept it from getting light enough to see well the entire time.  Just a few Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, and Common Loons, mostly moving west.  Very slow day.
 
Waterbirds counted:

Lesser Scaup  50
Bufflehead  3
Red-breasted Merganser  41
Red-throated Loon  4
Common Loon  40
Horned Grebe  4

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
(email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] For - Herb Flavell - 2014-10-29 11:39:07


All Pabirders that like to chase in N.J. There is an Ash-Throated Flycatcher at Cox Hall Creek, near Delview entrance in the field with the Martin House in Cape May County. Thatís clear as mud to me. I have not been there since 75 when my adopted 1 year old son wound up in Cape May Hospital for 5 days with one of his spasms.
Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County



[PABIRDS] Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix' -- ScienceDaily - grant stevenson - 2014-10-29 09:34:02


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141027181959.htm?utm_source



[PABIRDS] Juncos in Bucks County - Wendy Margolis - 2014-10-29 09:29:48


FOS juncos in my yard in Doylestown, PA today, 10/29.

-- 
Wendy Margolis
Doylestown PA
Bucks County



[PABIRDS] fos white-throat, 10/29 - grant stevenson - 2014-10-29 09:19:21


here in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co., heard partial song of a 
White-throated Sparrow this morning. Also numerous Northern 
Mockingbirds, one mimicking a Carolina Wren.

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh

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[PABIRDS] Wayne CO Finches - Sandra Ward Povse - 2014-10-29 09:03:27


This weekend both M & F Purple Finches and House Finches were steady
customers at the feeder. Also WThroated Sparrows continue and occasional
WCrowned Sparrow; Chipping Sparrows active at the water.

Also: Hairy Woodpeckers, Immature F Cardinals, Tufted Titmice, and
WBreasted Nuthatches in addition to other regulars at the feeder; Bluebirds
and Carolina Wren singing.

At my home in S. Wayne CO.

-- 
Sandra Ward Povse | Honesdale, PA



[PABIRDS] HSR: Tuscarora Summit (28 Oct 2014) 50 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 08:10:58


Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5            110            110
Turkey Vulture               6            475            475
Osprey                       0             34             85
Bald Eagle                   1             27             60
Northern Harrier             1             38             54
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13            719            864
Cooper's Hawk                2             77             93
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             13             19
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2074
Red-tailed Hawk             16            124            130
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2             14             15
American Kestrel             0             37             55
Merlin                       1             23             25
Peregrine Falcon             0             22             25
Unknown Accipiter            1             19             19
Unknown Buteo                0              4              6
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Eagle                0              4              6
Unknown Raptor               1             17             33

Total:                      50           1758           4155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

=======================================================================Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Oct 2014) 139 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-29 07:10:50


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             40            103
Turkey Vulture              11            727            784
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0            139            464
Bald Eagle                   0            109            274
Northern Harrier             1             78            113
Sharp-shinned Hawk          96           3745           4433
Cooper's Hawk                4            369            473
Northern Goshawk             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            0             63             82
Red-shouldered Hawk          7             56             63
Broad-winged Hawk            0             15           6359
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             18            535            646
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0             16             31
Golden Eagle                 1             46             46
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             1            167            372
Merlin                       0            119            178
Peregrine Falcon             0             39             79
Unknown Falcon               0             14             21
Unknown Raptor               0             28             64

Total:                     139           6307          14589
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Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Overcast with variable winds 1-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 1235J

Non-raptor Observations:
brown creeper, winter wren, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet,
golden-crowned kinglet, blue-headed vireo
=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Oct 28, 2014 - Rudolph Keller - 2014-10-28 19:52:12


Some of the smaller passerines not seen in the strong winds of recent days 
moved today. The good finch flight continues. I heard 32 nocturnal flight 
calls of Hermit Thrush, plus many Purple Finches, at South Lookout from 
6:25-6:55 a.m.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, US-PA
> Oct 28, 2014 7:25 AM - 5:25 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Warm for late Oct., mostly overcast, light and variable 
> winds from SE to SW.
> 35 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose  25
> Black Vulture  4
> Turkey Vulture  20
> Golden Eagle  1
> Northern Harrier  1
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  96
> Cooper's Hawk  4
> Red-shouldered Hawk  7
> Red-tailed Hawk  18
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
> Downy Woodpecker  4
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  3
> American Kestrel  1
> Blue-headed Vireo  2
> Blue Jay  10
> American Crow  241
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee  13
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> Brown Creeper  1
> Winter Wren  2
> Golden-crowned Kinglet  16
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  39
> Eastern Bluebird  18
> Hermit Thrush  5
> American Robin  201
> Cedar Waxwing  31
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  9
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  6
> Red-winged Blackbird  54
> Common Grackle  811
> Purple Finch  135
> Pine Siskin  148
> American Goldfinch  8
> passerine sp.  7
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20366360
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County



[PABIRDS] Crawford Co - Eurasian Wigeon - Thomas Nicolls - 2014-10-28 19:27:26


The Eurasian Wigeon was present behind  the Fish Hatchery this afternoon from approximately 1:15 until 2 PM. It, along with all the other ducks, was spooked by an  adult Bald Eagle and was not re-found when the ducks landed.

It was difficult to locate in the dead leaves of the Lotus plants.

Clare Nicolls
Springboro, PA
Crawford County



[PABIRDS] HSR: Rose Tree Park (28 Oct 2014) 7 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 19:10:13


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            196            196
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0             65            208
Northern Harrier             0             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             50            143
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            543            884
Cooper's Hawk                3             78            118
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             55             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            116            123
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             68            153
Merlin                       0             13             23
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              6             16

Total:                       7           1257           3917
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Coll, Tom Bush

Observers:        Damon Orsetti

Visitors:
Jack McNight, Hiroshi


Weather:
Mostly SW and later S winds all day, 2-5mph. 
Temperatures mild at 56-73 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raptor Observations:
slow 

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
=======================================================================Report submitted by Holly Merker ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] FOS Dark-eyed juncos - Clearfield County - Rick & Marianne Atkinson - 2014-10-28 18:36:00


The first dark-eyed juncos of the season appeared today, happily eating
white millet at my house.

Marianne Atkinson
Clearfield County



[PABIRDS] HSR: Waggoner's Gap (28 Oct 2014) 125 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 18:10:36


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                          61           1577           1577
OS                           0             77            356
BE                           0            141            402
NH                           1            104            143
SS                          49           8166           9664
CH                           0            365            494
NG                           0             14             14
RS                           0            125            135
BW                           0             12           6544
RT                          10           1127           1378
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2             68             69
AK                           0            157            315
ML                           1             82            110
PG                           0             41             54
UA                           1             17             24
UB                           0              7             17
UF                           0              1              4
UE                           0              2              2
UR                           0             27             62

Total:                     125          12128          21382
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Traditions of America (10), Shippensburg University Ecology Class (12), 32


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light to moderate SW-S winds.

Raptor Observations:
GE Juv 10:54
GE AD 12:22

First bird - ML 6:48
Last bird -  SS 2:58

Non-raptor Observations:
Juncos and white-throated sparrows starting to appear in numbers, pine
siskins seen every day, some flocks are huge.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Gene Wagner ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] HSR: Rose Tree Park (27 Oct 2014) 136 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 18:10:29


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture              41            196            196
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       1             65            208
Northern Harrier             1             27             41
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   5             50            143
Sharp-shinned Hawk          34            539            880
Cooper's Hawk                9             75            115
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk         18             55             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             18           1908
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             25            116            123
Rough-legged Hawk            0              1              1
Golden Eagle                 1              1              1
American Kestrel             1             68            153
Merlin                       0             13             23
Peregrine Falcon             0             15             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              3
Unknown Buteo                0              0              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              5
Unknown Raptor               0              6             16

Total:                     136           1250           3910
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Charles Smith

Observers:        Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, John D'Amico

Weather:
West winds 3-9mph. Temperatures 55-66 degrees Fahrenheit.


Raptor Observations:
Our first Golden Eagle, an immature, was spotted in the 12-1pm EDT hour

Northern Harrier-female

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose- 202

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest
in the afternoon.--USWX
=======================================================================Report submitted by Holly Merker ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (28 Oct 2014) 229 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 18:10:10


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1            154            172
Turkey Vulture              21            482            590
Osprey                       1             37            113
Bald Eagle                   1             55            102
Northern Harrier             3             62             78
Sharp-shinned Hawk         155           2375           2671
Cooper's Hawk                3            193            249
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             65             74
Broad-winged Hawk            0              6           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             35            240            306
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 3             27             29
American Kestrel             1             61            110
Merlin                       0             36             46
Peregrine Falcon             0             24             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              3              5
Unknown Buteo                2              5              6
Unknown Falcon               0              2              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5             15
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              1

Total:                     229           3833           7565
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Randy Miller

Visitors:
Others aiding with the count today. Gary Copenhaver, Steve Walthius, Tim
Becker, Gail Lawerance Fred Wilcox Joan Renninger. We also had nine others
visit the site today.


Weather:
Very light (<7mph)winds from the WSW. Mostly overcast with small breaks of
sun. Temp range 11-26C

Raptor Observations:
EAGLES
Golden: adult @ 1:13, immature @ 1:30, immature @ 3:28
BALD: immature @ 2:06

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-Headed W/P, Junco, Golden-crown Kinglet, Chickadee, Siskin, Robin,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Starling, Waxwing, Kingfisher,
Goldfinch.

Monarchs=2
Dragonfly=3

Predictions:
Rain in the am with west winds should help produce a good count.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



[PABIRDS] Bills as daggers? A test for sexually dimorphic weapons in a lekking hummingbird - grant stevenson - 2014-10-28 17:22:44


http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/10/17/beheco.aru182.short?rss=1

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill Boro., Lehigh County/Northampton County, below Lehigh Mt.
http://pahawkowl.livejournal.com

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[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (27 Oct 2014) 16 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 17:10:54


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             32             77
TV                           5            289            289
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           3            885           1132
CH                           1             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           0              9             20
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           4            288            683
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           0             10             12
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           0             15             22
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           2              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           1             16             51

Total:                      16           1715           7165
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl, Tom Dick

Visitors:
9 visitors


Weather:
Light winds out of the WNW
Average temp 13c
0 to25% cloud cover
 visibility up to 32km

Raptor Observations:
16 Raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] HSR: Bake Oven Knob (28 Oct 2014) 106 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 17:10:32


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6            105            252
Turkey Vulture              10            351            747
Osprey                       0             83            364
Bald Eagle                   0             87            246
Northern Harrier             2             67             88
Sharp-shinned Hawk          53           3053           3732
Cooper's Hawk                6            120            174
Northern Goshawk             0              7              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             37             44
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             24            541            667
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             49             50
American Kestrel             2             82            148
Merlin                       0             58            103
Peregrine Falcon             0             42             63
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             85            199

Total:                     106           4776          10935
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dennis Glew, Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, Kathie Romano

Visitors:
Jay George, Rick Schowenburger, Frank Romano, Regina Yandrischovitz, Stan
Chapman, Dennis Glew, Bill Sabo, Cindy Sabo


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 40-66F, Wind 0-6 mph SSW, Cloud Cover 40-95%

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle:1019i

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue Jay,
Black-capped Chickadee, Hairy Woodpecker, American Crow, Pileated
Woodpecker

Predictions:
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10
mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than
a tenth of an inch possible.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ((email address filtered))
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (28 Oct 2014) 46 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-10-28 17:10:09


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           1             33             78
TV                          15            304            304
OS                           0              9             91
BE                           0             20            114
NH                           0             16             31
SS                           2            887           1134
CH                           0             65            143
NG                           0              2              3
RS                           1             10             21
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                          24            312            707
RL                           0              0              1
GE                           1             11             13
AK                           0             25             87
ML                           0             15             22
PG                           0             23             35
UA                           0              5              8
UB                           0              5             13
UF                           0              1              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           2             18             53

Total:                      46           1761           7211
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        Bob Wertz, George Bercik, Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Ken Byerly, Janet Kuehl, Bob Wertz, George Berseck helped to spot.3 other
visitors


Weather:
Winds out of the WSW gusting up to 35mph
Average temp. 20c
50 to100% cloud cover
 Visibility up to 32km with haze in valley

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden Eagle a6 11:15,  was fighting wind and was low in valley.

46 raptors counted. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens, Crows, Robins, Bluejays, Pigeon
=======================================================================Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



[PABIRDS] Today - Herb Flavell - 2014-10-28 16:28:14


I added a Nyjer seed tube feeder to each flat feeder today. I threw out 20 un-shelled peanuts at each flat feeder. Thatís when the action starts with the Blue Jays. There are to many to count. When I filled the flat feeders with  seed it attracted the usual birds. First the Blue Jays then the Nut Hatchís. Then a few Purple Finch, Red Wing Blackbirds. DEJC,BCCH and last were my flock of Mourning Doves. There were 12 in the White Birch waiting their turn. But unknown to me there were many more sitting on my roof. I got a picture of the 12 in the Birch. Then something scared the roof birds and in a clap of wing thunder they took off. I counted to 38 and lost the flock in my neighbors trees. The 12 were still in my Birch. So I guess since the dead pine blew down my roof is to be their waiting area till its feeder time. Another thing that I have hundreds of is Lady bugs. They are outside,in my front porch and even in the house. My son caught and released 3 yesterday. I think they nest in the insulation between the 2 by 12 roof rafters. Then come out an opening thatís big enough for them. Now we wait to see if the Nyjer attracts any Pine Siskins or Redpolls. Last time the Redpolls visited they drew both a Northern Shrike and a Northern Goshawk.
Herb Flavell. Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County.



[PABIRDS] FOS White-throated Sparrow in East Mt. Airy Philadelphia - Cliff Hence - 2014-10-28 15:24:00


We had our FOS White-throated Sparrow in our yard located in the East 
Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. We observed it feeding on the ground 
near our feeders. This one of the earliest dates that we've seen that 
species. They usually don't see then showing up regularly until 
November.
We've also had a Carolina Wren hanging around as well for the past few 
weeks.
There have also been several Ruby-crowned Kinglets in the past week 
visiting our Hackberry tree and the White Snakeroot.

Cliff Hence
Phila. Pa.



[PABIRDS] Winter finches - Cumberland County - linda & bill franz - 2014-10-28 15:15:03


Enjoyed seeing about thirty Pine Siskins and four Purple Finches flying
in the top of a stand of spruces at Camp Michaux on South Mountain.  Several Red-breasted Nuthatches joined the
very active crew of birds.  And in the
understory observed about a dozen Ruby-crowned Kinglets migrating through.  The birds provided us a very nice walk along
the sun-dappled forest floor on a particularly mild late morning.

Bill Franz / Newville





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