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[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (30 Mar 2015) 8 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2015-03-31 17:03:30


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             10             10
TV                           8            171            171
OS                           0              0              0
BE                           0             12             12
NH                           0              3              3
SS                           0             11             11
CH                           0              6              6
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              8              8
BW                           0              0              0
RT                           0             64             64
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0             57             57
AK                           0              4              4
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0             13             13

Total:                       8            361            361
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        

Visitors:
2 Visitors, Wanetta Escherich and Aldine Gorsuch


Weather:
Moderate West winds, Average temp. 3c,Cloud cover 50 to 100%, Visibility up
to 17km.  

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] HSR: Allegheny Front (31 Mar 2015) 2 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2015-03-31 17:03:25


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             10             10
TV                           2            173            173
OS                           0              0              0
BE                           0             12             12
NH                           0              3              3
SS                           0             11             11
CH                           0              6              6
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              8              8
BW                           0              0              0
RT                           0             64             64
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0             57             57
AK                           0              4              4
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0             13             13

Total:                       2            363            363
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        

Weather:
Variable wind s out of the South switching to West, gust up to 25 mph,
Average temp. 7c, Cloud cover 90 to 100%, 
Rain and snow showers started at noon.

Raptor Observations:
2 raptors observed

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Ravens , 1 Hairy woodpecker
=======================================================================Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()



[PABIRDS] Bird Survey, Lancaster County - Pamela Fisher - 2015-03-31 17:01:38


Monday, six of us birded the Welsh Mountain Preserve. We were conducting a bird survey for the Lancaster County Conservancy, and excitement was in the air. We started at around 8am, and one of the first birds most of us got were three Wild Turkeys trying to cross the road just over the hill from where we were parked. We didn't pick up anything rare or unusual, but it was fun. We had 24 species including Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, and Winter Wren. We did find one Eastern Red-backed Salamander, and lots of Wood Frog eggs. We ended around 11:15am, and I know I am looking forward to the next one! Pamela Fisher
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Gap, Lancaster County, PA
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[PABIRDS] Northern Shovelers, Duck Hollow - Allegheny Co. - Jim Hausman - 2015-03-31 15:41:06


Hello All,

This afternoon after work, I stopped by Duck Hollow and spotted 8 Northern Shovelers (4 pairs) resting on the gravel spit. This is the most I've ever seen here! John English showed up and we enjoyed seeing four horned grebes (one in breeding plumage), a few bufflehead, the continuing drake redhead, and 6 double-crested cormorants that flew in from downriver. The redhead x ring-necked continues to elude me though just about everyone else has seen it. Oh well!

Cheers,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny County


Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any typos! :-)



[PABIRDS] Dauphin County - Majority of Pine Siskins left Sunday - D. - 2015-03-31 14:01:09


Early Sunday the usual morning carpet of 300 plus Pine Siskins were feeding voraciously at my feeders. About 9am, most of them swarmed into the top of one particular large black walnut tree, and commenced to vocalize loudly.  Far more vocalizing than on a usual day (which is pretty loud). They took off to circle around the property perimeter in an undulating swarm, then landed back in the walnut tree top. It was much like being at Middle Creek watching the snow geese over the lake when spooked by the eagles. The Siskins did this several times, with more Siskins joining them, coming from the large, white pine and spruce trees to the west of my yard. Then, as I suspected, they took off and were gone. Approx. 30 Siskins remain today at the feeders. 
I'll report back if I see any nesting behavior. 
Debby RudyDauphin Borough, PA



[PABIRDS] Purple martin-Allegheny County - Matthew Juskowich - 2015-03-31 12:18:38


My friend Kathie Fawcett just called me to report her first purple martin at the purple martin house at Youghiogheny Country Club in Elizabeth Township.Heres a link to all the purple martin that have been reported soar in the state of PA.http://www.purplemartin.org/scoutreport/scout.php?Y=2015&S=PAMatthew Juskowich Allegheny County 



[PABIRDS] Least Sandpipers Crawford County - Shawn Collins - 2015-03-31 11:19:48


Todd Nichols reported to me, he has two Least Sandpipers at Millers Pond and
The Purple Martins are still hanging tough at Hartztown Marsh, also 1
Common Loon at Spillway still.

Good Birding


-- 
Shawn Collins
Crawford County

My Photography Page
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My Bird Blog
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[PABIRDS] Greater Yellow Legs (Lehigh Co. - Haafsville) - David Neimeyer - 2015-03-31 10:52:51


There were two Greater Yellowlegs in the flooded fields in Haafsville this
morning.  They walked right past a Killdeer, so I was able to get a good
idea of their size.  In addition to the Yellowlegs and Killdeer, there were
"the usual suspects": Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Northern Pintail, Mallards,
and one Black Duck, plus an Eastern Phoebe.

Sincerely
Dave Neimeyer



[PABIRDS] Allegheny River/County - Tammy Frech - 2015-03-31 10:49:53


I did a loop around the Allegheny River late morning /early afternoon yesterday. Some interesting & surprising finds and 3 life birds for me.

Harmar Wetlands: Great Egret, Wood duck drake hanging tight with a mallard hen, and two mergansers. I'm guessing common females. I haven't positively ID'd them yet. They were fairly distant and it was too windy for the scope to be effective.

Highland Park: At the small pond on Lake Dr. Male Northern Pintail (Life bird for me!)

Chapel Harbor inlet in Fox Chapel: Hooded Mergansers (male & female), Horned Grebes (males in breeding plumage, females), Northern Mockingbird (life bird), Song Sparrow

Bell Harbor: 3 Turkey Vultures roosting near the docks

Tammy Frech

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[PABIRDS] robins & suet - Cecelia - 2015-03-31 09:52:39


I had never seen robins at my suet feeder until I changed from a flat cake 
to a cylindrical shape hanging from a shepherd's hook.  The smaller birds 
cling to the wire cage as usual.  2 days ago thee was a robin standing 
upright on a study curlicue on the hook and eating  the suet (no seeds).

Cecelia Hard
O'Hara Township, Allegheny County

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Date:    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:14:41 -0400
From:    Gerald Kruth <(email address filtered)>
Subject: Re: suet feeders

Hi Rick, and thanks for the nice note.  I like to reply online in case
there are others interested in the topic.

Your points are well made, thank you, and I too have been aggravated,
especially by the starlings, which arrive in gangs and maurade through
everything.

My suet is not the pre-made cakes, but from a butcher -- Friday's Market, a
wonderful local place in the west end of Pittsburgh.  Tom gets fresh
sides of beef weekly, and can cut suet "cakes" to any size if you  ask.

So the Robin was there entirely for the suet, I'd imagine.

I'd say if you can get some fresh suet, try that on a platform and see what
happens!

best wishes,

Jerry





In a message dated 3/30/2015 8:14:06 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
(email address filtered) writes:


Jerry,

I wonder if the robins like the suet for the seeds that are imbedded in
the cakes.  Anyway I got tired of having my suet feeders ravaged
by squirrels, starlings and house sparrows.  So I hang the suet cage  from
a long wire or chain (3 ft.) and just attach it in the middle so it’s a  bit
‘tippy’.
When I put in the suet cakes I leave them in the plastic tray so only the
side facing the ground is exposed.   That way only birds like  woodpeckers
can get to the suet.

I don’t go through suet cakes nearly as fast as I used to.

Good birding.

Rick Gaeta
Palmerton
Carbon Co.




Date:    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:37:06 -0400
From:    Gerald Kruth <(email address filtered)>
Subject: Re: Robins at suet feeder

Interesting comment,

thanks,

jk


In a message dated 3/30/2015 8:55:51 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
(email address filtered) writes:


Gerry,
I never had robins at suet feeders. Well, that was the case up until  2013.
Since then they have been regular visitors in the spring and early  summer.
My suet feeder is a wooden feeder that is only open and accessible on  the
lower surface facing the ground. This is supposed to make it difficult for
starlings, grackles, and blue jays to get to the suet but they manage. The
robins fly up to it and either grab some suet at the feeder or  grab suet
that has fallen to the ground or some of both. I suspect they  are going 
after
the suet and not the seed that is in the suet.
Paul

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[PABIRDS] HSR: Tussey Mountain (30 Mar 2015) 6 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2015-03-31 09:03:33


Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              3             11
Turkey Vulture               2            119            120
Osprey                       0              1              1
Bald Eagle                   0             41             41
Northern Harrier             0             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             60             60
Cooper's Hawk                0             15             15
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             53             54
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1            191            191
Rough-legged Hawk            0              8             11
Golden Eagle                 1            225            225
American Kestrel             0             11             11
Merlin                       0              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              6              6
Unknown Buteo                0              8              8
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
Unknown Raptor               0              9              9

Total:                       6            768            782
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter:        Jason Bojczyk

Observers:        Jason Bojczyk, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Rain early, small snow squalls throughout day, overcast, strong NW winds,
temps from 5-7

Raptor Observations:
GOEA: 12:58(Unk)

Non-raptor Observations:

=======================================================================Report submitted by Jason Bojczyk ((email address filtered))
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/



[PABIRDS] Wood Duck yesterday Bradford Co. - (email address filtered) - 2015-03-31 08:27:11


Heard the first of the year Wood Duck flying over last evening (before dark) at my farm near New Era. Don't think there was any open water in the ponds nearby, but maybeTrudy GerlachBradford (email address filtered)



[PABIRDS] Brown Creeper - Allegheny County - Hayley Kile - 2015-03-31 07:58:02


Forgot to report that on Sunday, March 29, after the awesome outing with Kate St. John, Jen and I went to the Churchill Golf Course (now defunct and overgrown) and watched with delight, a Brown creeper zip around and around the trunk of a tree. FOY and first ever for us!

Hayley Kile
Jennifer Horovitz



[PABIRDS] FOY March29, Louisiana Waterthrush, Cedar Creek Park, Westmoreland - Kate St.John - 2015-03-31 07:52:47


During last Sunday afternoon's Wissahickon Nature Club and Botanical Society outing we saw and heard a first of year Louisiana Waterthrush (March 29).  The creek was flowing well but there was a bit of ice on the edges from the previous night's 14F degrees.   Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
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Re: [PABIRDS] Robins at suet feeder - Gerald Kruth - 2015-03-30 21:37:06


Interesting comment, 
 
thanks,
 
jk
 
 
In a message dated 3/30/2015 8:55:51 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
(email address filtered) writes:

 
Gerry,
I never had robins at suet feeders. Well, that was the case up until  2013. 
Since then they have been regular visitors in the spring and early  summer. 
My suet feeder is a wooden feeder that is only open and accessible on  the 
lower surface facing the ground. This is supposed to make it difficult for  
starlings, grackles, and blue jays to get to the suet but they manage. The  
robins fly up to it and either grab some suet at the feeder or  grab suet 
that has fallen to the ground or some of both. I suspect they  are going after 
the suet and not the seed that is in the suet.
Paul



[PABIRDS] Hahn Rd. - Washington Co. - (email address filtered) - 2015-03-30 19:46:48


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[PABIRDS] Jennings Prairie; Butler County; 03/30/2015 - Richard Nugent - 2015-03-30 17:46:22


This morning I birded at Jennings Prairie. I found patches of lingering snow and in the dead forest area I discovered some fresh beaver sign. Most of the trees in this area were killed by a beaver dam a number of years ago and I wonder if they will rebuild the dam and flood the area again. The trail would be under water and access to this birding hotspot would be limited. It was a good morning and my list of bird highlights is below:

  Eastern Towhee (1; FOY for Butler County) 
  Eastern Phoebe (1; FOY for Butler County)
  Red-shouldered Hawk (1)
  Brown Creeper (1 singing)
  Hermit Thrush (1; FOY)
  Barred Owl (1)
  Fox Sparrow (1)
  
     Best Regards ......... Richard Nugent
     Hampton Township, Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Lebanon County- high lights - Windstream Mail - 2015-03-30 16:37:15


I  was at Reistville ponds area and the Pectoral Sandpiper was not in the
many wet areas in the area. But it could still be there.

The Wilson's Snipe was there joined by 2 Lesser Yellowlegs at Fox Rd. and 1
Lesser was at the 501 pond near Reistville.

I had 2 flocks of American Pipits of 140 then 12 both along Reistville Road
.

At Myerstown Quarry I had only 25 Ring-necked Ducks and about 100 Canada
Geese.

At Millardsville Quarry the area had only 22 Ring-necked Ducks and I had 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallows with 17 Tree Swallows in the lower pond.

At Middle Creek WMA there was about 1500 Snow Geese at Chapel Road and 1
Double-crested Cormorant at Chapel Road also.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



[PABIRDS] White-winged Scoter allegheny county - Matthew Juskowich - 2015-03-30 15:24:40


I currently have 2 white-winged scoters at mckees rocks marina brunot&#39;s island. Matthew juskowich allegheny county



[PABIRDS] Lebanon County, Pine Rd, Wilsons Snipe - Tim Becker - 2015-03-30 15:08:34


Counted 21 Wilsons Snipe at Pine Rd north of Palmyra. Currently they are probing in the wet area in the northwest corner of the field in front of the eagle nest. 

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone



[PABIRDS] Presque Isle Hawk Watch for March 30, 2015 - Jerry McWilliams - 2015-03-30 14:26:00


Presque Isle
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2015
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture             631           8863           8863
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   4             31             31
Northern Harrier             0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             22             22
Cooper's Hawk                0             16             16
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          5            133            133
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              9            277            277
Rough-legged Hawk            0             11             11
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             22             22
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            1              2              2
Unknown Buteo                1             12             12
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              2              2

Total:                     654           9398           9398
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Jerry McWilliams

Observers:        Don Snyder, Jerry McWilliams, Roger Donn

Visitors:
Roger Donn and Don Snyder assisted with the count part of the time. 
Visitors included Julie Dell and my wife Linda.


Weather:
Cloudy then clearing in the afternoon with gusty west winds and temps.
reaching the mid-40s F.  Clouds to the south of the lake through the
period.

Raptor Observations:
A very steady vulture flight with birds passing the watch at around two
birds per minute through the day.  There were few hawks on the move.  No
hawks recorded between 1100 and 1200 hrs. EST.  Five immature Bald Eagles
passed from 1214 to 1307 hrs. EST. The first Peregrine of the season
circled high overhead moving NE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included four white morph Snow Geese moving west around 1100
hrs. and a single Sandhill Crane moving east at 1308 hrs. EST.  Lots of
blackbirds moving west, a flock of 15 Cedar Waxwings, about a dozen
Bonaparte's Gulls, and numerous high flying Herring/Ring-billed Gulls.

Predictions:
Colder with a 90% chance of snow.  May have to scratch tomorrows count.

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



[PABIRDS] 4 Great Egrets, Lancaster/Lebanon counties - ••S•J•Stahl•• - 2015-03-30 14:24:39


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[PABIRDS] Chester County FOY Northern Rough-winged Swallows - Rob Blye - 2015-03-30 13:42:13


Observed three over the Schuylkill River at the abandoned Sanatoga Road Bridge adjacent to the Sanatoga Desilting Basin (Ebird Hotspot) in northern Chester County. First of year for me and a relatively early date, in my humble opinion. These swallows have been reported almost daily at Green Lane since March 23 and were also reported today in central Chester County, according to me quick search on Ebird. 

Rob Blye, 
East Coventry Township 
Chester County, Pennsylvania



[PABIRDS] DVOC Meeting Thurs Apr 2 features Dr. Jean-Francois Therrien & "Snowy owls: the ultimate nomads" - Steve Kacir - 2015-03-30 12:34:49


Hello Birders, 

The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) meets on Thursday April 2 at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.  The meeting features the program "Snowy Owls: The Ultimate Nomads" by Dr. Jean-Francois Therrien.  In addition, the DVOC meeting will also feature the presentation of the Bob Billings Big Year Award to DVOC Member Marty Dellwo for his 2014 Big Year in the Delaware Valley Region, with special guests Liz Billings and Karen Walter (Liz and Bob’s daughter).

All who have an interest are invited to attend; the program is free with no admission charged.  Club meetings will begin at 7:30PM and are held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  A pre-meeting dinner takes place at Asia on the Parkway, not far from the Academy.  More details and directions to the Academy and Asia on the Parkway can be found on the DVOC website: http://www.dvoc.org/Main.htm


"Snowy Owls: The Ultimate Nomads"
The presentation will review recent results from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's research program, with an emphasis on movement and reproduction of snowy owls. The audience will witness how we manage to monitor those highly mobile and unpredictable predatory birds throughout consecutive years via a slide show depicting field work situations.

Dr. Jean-Francois Therrien:

Dr. Jean-Francois Therrien was born 20 minutes from the border with Vermont, in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.
He completed an Academic internship at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in autumn 2002, and obtained a Bachelor degree in biology at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) in 2003; followed by a Master degree in biology at Université Laval, Canada, 2006; and a Ph.D. in biology at Université Laval, Canada, 2011.  Dr. Therrien joined Hawk Mountain Sanctuary as Senior Research Biologist in September 2011.  He is currently working on various aspects of raptor conservation science such as satellite tracking of peregrine falcons, Turkey vultures and snowy owls, monitoring American kestrel breeding populations and monitoring of North American migratory raptors passing over the Sanctuary.



We hope to see you at the meeting! 

Steve Kacir
DVOC Vice President
setkacir<AT>gmail.com



[PABIRDS] Snyder County - Fox Sparrows and Woodcock - Jason Weller - 2015-03-30 11:40:41


Yesterday while out maintaining the bird houses on the Snyder County Birding Trail, I found 3 Fox Sparrows feeding with a group of White-throated Sparrows and American Tree Sparrows. I also flushed an American Woodcock. At my house I still have at least one Pine Siskin visiting the feeder and our Eastern Phoebe was seen for the first time last evening as well.
Jason WellerSelinsgrove, PA



[PABIRDS] Rough-legged Hawks, Wilson's Snipe, Clearfield Co. - drichards7 - 2015-03-30 11:04:14


Today I made the following observations of note in the DuBois/Luthersburg area:
Rough-legged Hawk-2 (Kirk Rd., Luthersburg)
Wilson's Snipe-1 (Beaver Meadow, DuBois)
Common Goldeneye-1 (Sabula Lake)
Rusty Blackbird-5 (Platt Rd., DuBois)
Green-winged Teal-4 (Platt Rd.)
Pine Siskin-7 (various locations)


Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



[PABIRDS] Northampton County Big Day 3/29 - michael schall - 2015-03-30 10:43:45


Yesterday, Corinne and I headed out the door at 4am to do a county big day to see what we could find around our home turf. It was a cold 18'F when we heard our 1st owl but hit 47"F under sunny skies in the afternoon.  Minsi lake was frozen and the quarries about 2/3's frozen.  Most of our travels were close to the Delaware River and we ended up with a respectable 86 species.  Most of the species we added were before 1pm (72 species). After 1300 we only managed 14.  We did not do any scouting and focused on favorite places and several targeted birds that we knew about.  Our day ended at 1945 after getting our last bird, Wilson's Snipe. 
   
   - Owls- Screech, Great Horned, Long-eared, Barred
   - Peregrine Falcon - MC (Martins Creek)
   - Osprey - MC
   - Gadwall - MC
   - Northern Shoveler- MC
   - Rough-legged Hawk - MC
   - Downy, Hairy, Pileated, Red-bellied, Flicker, Sapsucker - MC
   - Tree Swallow- MC
   - Eastern Phoebe - MC
   - American Woodcock - MC
   - Common Goldeneye - MC
   - Canvasback - Portland
   - Bald eagle - on nest Portland
   - Pine Warbler - Nat Park Drive (DWG)
   - Pine Siskin - Nat Park Drive
   - Golden-crowned Kinglet - Nat Park Drive
   - Swamp & Am Tree Sparrow - Bear Swamp
   - Great Blue Heron - on nest - Bear Swamp
   - Common Raven - Mt Pleasant Rd
   - Harris's Sparrow - Koch Property
   - Savannah Sparrow- Koch Property
   - Ring-necked Pheasant - Koch Property
   - Northern Pintail & Green-winged Teal - Green Pond
   - Field Sparrow - Smith Gap SGL's
   - Brown Creeper - JSP (Jacobsburg)
   - Fox Sparrow - JSP
   - Northern Harrier - 2males - JSP 
Well, we were hoping to find 100 species.  Some of the waterfowl that had been around were gone and we did not find all of the early spring arrivals that we thought were possible.  
Mike and Corinne SchallBath, PA



Re: [PABIRDS] Black-headed Gull - Dauphin Co. - Ted Nichols II - 2015-03-30 09:09:38


For those looking for an update, Deuane Hoffman, Tom Johnson and
I presently have the continuing BLACK-HEADED GULL off Maryville's Heritage
Park (Perry Co.) in the Susquehanna (Dauphin Co.).

No Little Gulls seen this morning between West Fairview and Marysville.
There were only about 18 Bonaparte's Gulls just north of West Fairview off
from the boarded up house.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon Co.)



[PABIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine State Park - North Shore, Mar 29, 2015 - Karyn Delaney - 2015-03-30 08:49:52


Continuing to the North Shore, there are two Osprey at the usual nesting
platform at McDanel's Boat Launch.  (FOY here)  One was on the nest, the
second on the platform eating a fish.  We continued along the North Shore
Road, birding mostly from the car.  At Barber Point, we did find 2 FOY
Chipping Sparrows and 2 Killdeer, and 1 Bluebird at a nest box near the
Watts Bay Marina.

Karyn and Ray Delaney
Geralyn Pundzak





Moraine State Park - North Shore, Butler, US-PA
Mar 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
10 species

Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2     At McDanels Boat Launch.  One on nest, one on platform eating
fish.  FOY at this location.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2     Barber Point
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  35     Along North Shore Drive and on ice at McDanel's Boat
Launch
Eastern Bluebird  1     At nest box at Watts Bay Marina area
American Robin  X     Many Robins present in flocks in all open grassy
areas.
Chipping Sparrow  2     FOY at Barber Point
Song Sparrow  5     Various locations along the North Shore Drive

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[PABIRDS] Fwd: eBird Report - Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Mar 29, 2015 - Karyn Delaney - 2015-03-30 08:40:50


We took a late afternoon drive to Moraine State Park yesterday, stopping
first at the Waterfowl Observation Area.  The water was mostly frozen over
from the below freezing temperatures of the two previous nights.  There was
less open water than when I was there 2 weeks ago.  While there, Geralyn
Pundzak arrived, and we observed two Osprey (FOY) before continuing to the
North Shore.  I will post sightings of that area separately.

Karyn & Ray Delaney

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Moraine SP (IBA)--Waterfowl Observation Area, Butler, US-PA
Mar 29, 2015 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
5 species

Canada Goose  31
Mallard  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2     FOY Flyover
American Crow  2

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