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[PABIRDS] Olive-sided Flycatcher, SGL 252 (Lycoming County) - David Brown - 2016-08-28 14:55:13


My brother Bobby and I found an Olive-sided Flycatcher this morning at SGL
252 in Lycoming County.

Photos are on this checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31295721

David Brown
Lycoming County
Lycobirds.com



[PABIRDS] Waggoner's Gap (28 Aug 2016) 10 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-08-28 14:48:49


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           3             25             25
BE                           3             67             67
NH                           0              5              5
SS                           0             22             22
CH                           0              5              5
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              6              6
BW                           3            180            180
RT                           1             73             73
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0             24             24
ML                           0              2              2
PG                           0              4              4
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              3              3
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              3              3

Total:                      10            420            420
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner

Observers:        Gary LaBelle

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Hazy, hot, and humid, with light south wind

Raptor Observations:
First Bird - OS 08:30
Last Bird -  BW 10:53

BE AD 10:01, 10:02, 10:08

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 2
Hummers - 1
an unkindness of 7 ravens
=======================================================================Report submitted by Gene Wagner ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Killdeer contending with drone, vehicles. - ••S•J•Stahl•• - 2016-08-28 14:21:41


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[PABIRDS] Greater Yellowlegs - Allegheny Co. - Mark Vass - 2016-08-28 13:28:11


This morning I did a sit at the Imperial Grasslands main pond

a flock of three Greater Yellowlegs showed up flying high over the
pond..the birds were calling and circled the pond but did not put down and
they moved on

a Purple Martin appeared at the pond two times while I was there

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



Re: [PABIRDS] Red-necked Phalarope, Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County - Dave Kerr - 2016-08-28 12:36:40


I just reviewed my photos of the rail and 
confirmed it was a Sora.


Dave



[PABIRDS] Red-necked Phalarope, Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County - Dave Kerr - 2016-08-28 12:13:46


I made a detour to Chestnut Grove this morning on my
way back from Delaware.

I met a couple here who thought they may have seen the phalarope,
but without a scope, they were not certain.  At the pond, I met Kim who
had seen it on Friday.  We looked in vain but could not find it.

Later, Joe and Lee arrived from their hike and Joe spotted it at 1206
on the distant right side of the pond.  It immediately disappeared.
Five minutes later, the RN Phalarope landed in front of us in the water
between the tiny island and the south bank of the pond.  We had a great 
view of the bird.  I watched it until 1231, when it went out of sight to my left.

Joe, Lee and I earlier saw a rail on the right side of the pond.  With no scope,
we could not determine which species.

Kim had earlier seen a Least Bittern on the south side of the pond.
I searched for it but could not locate it.

By the way, I saw my first ever RN Phalaropes at Bombay Hook NWR
on Wednesday.


Dave Kerr
Carlisle



[PABIRDS] Dark-eyed Junco, Bucks County - Christopher Mortensen - 2016-08-28 11:03:29


Sorry for the late post.

Yesterday morning (8/27) while running at Tyler State Park I had a Dark-eyed Junco land on the path in front of me.  It was at the intersection of Dairy Hill Trail and No 1 Lane Trail.

Good birding,
Christopher Mortensen



[PABIRDS] Semipalmated Plovers -- Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County -- Aug 28, 2016 - Daniel E. Weeks - 2016-08-28 08:14:04


Had wonderful views of two Semipalmated Plovers this morning, preening and pulling worms up out of the mud. Also saw the resident beaver for the first time, towing a small branch towards its lodge. 

Good birding,
Dan Weeks 
Allegheny Township, Butler County


Squaw Valley Woodlands, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Aug 28, 2016
07:42
Traveling
0.20 miles
87 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Squaw Valley Woodlands (private), Allegheny Township (near Emlenton), Butler County.  Observer: Dan Weeks, Allegheny Township, Butler County
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.6 Build 75

1 Wood Duck -- Male, non-breeding plumage. 
2 Semipalmated Plover -- One adult; one juvenile. Pulling worms up out of the mud. 
16 Killdeer
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
4 American Crow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 10



[PABIRDS] Red-headed Woodpeckers on McMichael Road in Crawford County - Marge Vantassel - 2016-08-27 22:12:43


Along with many Cedar Waxwings, E; Phoebes, both Herons, Wood Ducks, Swamp
Sparrows, Baltimore Orioles and a few other more common birds this morning
at McMichaels Road there were
2 Redheaded Woodpeckers, one of which was an adult the other was either a
fledgling or molting as it was by no means as colorful but was certainly
another Redheaded Woodpecker;;;
Marge Van Tassel
Armstrong County



[PABIRDS] Black Vultures, Peters Creek, Allegheny Co. - Jim Hausman - 2016-08-27 20:54:06


Hello All,

This evening while waiting to pick up pizza for the family I decided to make a quick stop to nearby Peters Creek. While birding the lake area I spotted two turkey vultures above the ridge paralleling Rte. 43 and soon spotted four smaller, stubby looking vultures higher up and circling together. A look through my bins confirmed black vultures with their silver primary patches and steady, flat flight style. This is now the third sighting I've had of black vultures in the last ten months. Two on 17 Oct 2015 above my home, one above Duquesne Rd. just N of Clairton on 12 Mar 2016 and this late afternoon. For better or for worse, their range is inexorably moving northward. 

Good Birding,
Jim Hausman
Jefferson Hills
Allegheny Co.



[PABIRDS] Allegheny county Nighthawks, Aspinwall - Steve - 2016-08-27 20:38:03


This evening at 8:00 P.M. 67 Nighthawks, were seen flying over Aspinwall/Sharpsburg.
One flock with 60 Nighthawks then 3 in a group and 4 in another.

Steve and Suz Thomas,
Allegheny County



Sent from my iPad



[PABIRDS] Bake Oven Knob (27 Aug 2016) 42 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-08-27 19:55:38




[PABIRDS] Allegheny Front (27 Aug 2016) 76 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-08-27 19:49:09


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           4              6              6
TV                           3             27             27
OS                           3              6              6
BE                           0              8              8
NH                           0              0              0
SS                           4             13             13
CH                           2              5              5
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              0              0
BW                          49            181            181
RT                           8             25             25
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           3              7              7
ML                           0              1              1
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              4              4
UF                           0              1              1
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1              1

Total:                      76            285            285
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Brian Wargo

Observers:        Ed Gowarty, Tom/Janet Kuehl

Visitors:
Diane and Robert "Mac" McMahon, Ed Gowarty, Sharon Johnson, Newaek-Courtney
Thomas, Dakota, Nolan James Shifer, Navaeh Johnston-Thomas, Tom and Janet
Kuehl, Kirby and Beryl Craft


Weather:
East wind and sun! Beautiful day. 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
25 Waxwings, 15 Hummingbirds, Northern Flicker, Raven, Dove, Phoebe

Butterflies - 5 Tiger Swallowtail, 3 Black Swallow Tail, 2 Fritillaries, 5
Monarch, Spicebush, and Red-spotted Purple  

Predictions:
South-southeast winds and hot.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Brian M. Wargo ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] Dozens of Common Nighthawks, Clearfield Co. - drichards7 - 2016-08-27 19:39:45


Dick Rehermann and I tallied 62 Common Nighthawks this evening in the sky over our homes here in Treasure Lake; we have counted at least 110 since last night.
Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



[PABIRDS] Allegheny Co., South Hills: Nighthawks - ofdewdrops - 2016-08-27 19:24:29


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[PABIRDS] Allegheny County migrants, Mercer County shorebirds - Geoff Malosh - 2016-08-27 18:36:20


There were quite a few migrants around Sewickley Heights Park yesterday
morning (8.26) including several Empidonax flycatchers (Acadian,
Yellow-bellied, and "Traill's definitively identified among about 10
individuals) and eight warbler species highlighted by a late male Cerulean
that actually sang twice. This morning (8.27), as Kate St. John mentioned
earlier, north winds brought a good nocturnal flight; after the onset of
astronomical twilight I heard many calls over my house, headed up mostly by
Scarlet Tanager and Indigo Bunting, and "zeep" calls, with a few Swainson's
Thrush and Bobolink mixed in, as well as what sounded pretty good to my ear
for a Gray-cheeked Thrush, which would be about three weeks early compared
to the typical arrival date here. I'll have to check my recordings later to
see if it passes muster. Encouraged, I went to Sewickley again this morning
but found far fewer birds than yesterday, and no species at all that that
aren't local breeders, although there were decent numbers of Rose-breasted
Grosbeaks, which were certainly arrivals.

 

I went to Shenango Reservoir after that, where the current reservoir level
is all the way down to 891.59 feet, a condition more typical for the end of
September than the end of August. Vast mudflats are exposed at West River,
and another nice section is exposed at Willow Tree. Golden Run still doesn't
have much to speak of except at the Osprey platform cove, but it won't take
much more lowering before Golden Run gets productive flats too - probably by
next weekend. That said, there really aren't a lot of birds anywhere at the
reservoir at present, at least not by Shenango standards. Among modest
numbers of the expected species, the highlights today were two juvenile
Ruddy Turnstones (about the eighth record for the reservoir) and 4 juvenile
Baird's Sandpipers, all at Willow Tree. 

 

Geoff Malosh

Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Aug 2016) 37 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-08-27 17:09:51


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              7              7
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       1             38             38
Bald Eagle                   2             33             33
Northern Harrier             0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             26             26
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk           22            139            139
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                3              7              7
Golden Eagle                 0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             22             22
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              4              4

Total:                      37            324            324
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Barber, Jason Deeter, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Clear to mostly cloudy with variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1050I, 1258I

Non-raptor Observations:
cape may and black-and-white warbler, american redstart, eastern towhee,
baltimore oriole, blue-headed and red-eyed vireo
=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] Waggoner's Gap (27 Aug 2016) 33 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-08-27 16:10:29


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             22             22
BE                           2             64             64
NH                           0              5              5
SS                           1             22             22
CH                           0              5              5
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              6              6
BW                          21            177            177
RT                           4             72             72
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           3             24             24
ML                           1              2              2
PG                           0              4              4
UA                           1              1              1
UB                           0              3              3
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              3              3

Total:                      33            410            410
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Karena Johnson, Pat Freed,
                  Ron Freed, Tim Johnson

Visitors:
Lanner Johnson, Mark (Tenafly NJ) 28

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www.facebook.com/Waggonersgaphawkwatch/



Weather:
Mostly sunny with light SE wind.

Raptor Observations:
BE JUV 11:15, 2:55

First bird - SS 8:23
Last bird - BW 2:58

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 3
Hummers - 3
=======================================================================Report submitted by dave grove ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] Dickcissel continues, Koch property, Northampton County - DAVID KOCH - 2016-08-27 15:54:17


I realize that dickcissels aren't big rarities in the state, but they're still unusual. And while I don't intend to post about this one anymore, I thought I'd mention that it is still here out in the open on a rock below the backyard feeding area.  I usually get one or two in the fields each fall migration, but seldom are they so obvious. I'm calling it a juvenile male due to its strong yellow breast and dots of black on its throat.  Arlene Koch Easton, PA Northampton County (email address filtered)



Re: [PABIRDS] Lancaster- Buff-breasted Sandpiper - ••S•J•Stahl•• - 2016-08-27 14:43:07


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Re: [PABIRDS] Swallows and swallowish starlings, Moore Twp, Northampton Co - steve cottrell - 2016-08-27 14:16:08


Have not seen swallow-like behavior of starlings, but I recently witnessed sparrow-like behavior. A few days ago I watched about a dozen Chipping Sparrows foraging in the mowed area of a nearby park with about the same number of nondescript birds about twice their size.  On closer look, all the larger birds were juvenile European Starlings.


Common elderberry currently has ripened fruit and I've been expecting to see the various frugivores such as robins, bluebirds, mockingbirds, and waxwings to be feasting on the purple berries.  So far, besides a few random cardinals and catbirds,  the only birds  I see devouring the fruit in large number are House Sparrows.


steve cottrell

London Britain Twp, Chester Co




________________________________
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania <(email address filtered)> on behalf of Bill Etter <(email address filtered)>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:31 PM
To: (email address filtered)
Subject: [PABIRDS] Swallows and swallowish starlings, Moore Twp, Northampton Co

Since Tuesday, but especially this evening, there have been good numbers of
swallows over the yard and adjacent fields that are visible from the front
deck.  Good numbers for here, at least.  It's typical for this time of
year, and I'm sure brought about by some sort of insect hatch...maybe from
the small pond across the street.  Among the Tree and Barn Swallows, there
was a Cliff Swallow yesterday and at least one Bank Swallow this evening.
Also many dragonflies at prey over the side yard this evening, hunting
right out there off the side of the deck in dangerous proximity to all
those hungry tree swallows.  But here's what I found to be the most
interesting:

I stepped out front around 7:15 this evening to take another look and
noticed dozens of larger birds flying among the (mostly) Tree Swallows.  I
thought they were martins at first, and wish they were...but these were all
starlings.  They were behaving exactly as the swallows, moving about
independently of one another, soaring, chasing, circling and fluttering
with a surprising degree of agility to catch insects on the wing.  Some
down low, others high and distant.  Starlings move east to west across the
neighborhood in loose flocks most evenings at about this time of day, but
always in a very direct pattern.  They were doing the same this evening in
small groups, but with individual birds breaking away and circling back to
catch prey as soon as they moved into the buggy airspace above the yard.

I've seen individual starlings chase down bugs, but I've never witnessed
this sort of swallow-like behavior in starlings before.  Has anyone else?
Say what you will about European Starlings, but their adaptability is right
up there with the House Sparrow...everyone's *other* favorite bird...ha!

Bill Etter
Moore Twp
Northampton Co



[PABIRDS] Marsh Wren - Quittapahilla Wetlands, Lebanon Co. - Ted Nichols II - 2016-08-27 13:30:54


There is a Marsh Wren showing well and actively chitting and giving other
associated calls at the Quittapahilla Wetlands Preserve across from the
Home Depot and Prison on the east side of Lebanon.

If you were to look from inside the preserve pavilion across the wetlands
at the Career and Technology Center it is directly on the non-pavilion side
of the marsh. A train loops around to that side.

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



Re: [PABIRDS] Lancaster - Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Zachary Millen - 2016-08-27 12:55:41


Rich Wood contacted me to let me know that he was able to locate both the
Buff-breasted and Stilt Sandpipers at their below reported locations this
morning before 9am, and asked me to share with the list.

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 8:32 AM, Zachary Millen <(email address filtered)> wrote:

> The Buff-breasted Sandpiper is continuing this morning at the same
> location, nearly all the way out at the end of the sod field. No other
> shorebirds were present besides Killdeer. Once the fog burned off it was
> nice to see it in the early morning without heat wave issues.
>
> Also, the Stilt Sandpiper found last night at Alcoa Marsh beside Red Rose
> Commons was still present early today.
>
> Zach
>
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Zachary Millen <(email address filtered)>
> wrote:
>
>> At the Graystone Rd sod farm near Becker Rd was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper
>> about an hour ago. I also checked the sod farm at Colebrook Rd where Stan
>> Stahl reported an American Golden-Plover around noon but did not have the
>> bird. I thought the overcast skies might bring down something of interest,
>> but maybe there's no correlation..who knows?
>>
>> Zach Millen
>> Akron
>>
>
>



[PABIRDS] Pied-billed Grebes - Butler Co. - Mark Vass - 2016-08-27 12:41:25


This morning at Moraine State Park there were four Pied-billed Grebes and
the continuing Great Egret present at the Waterfowl Observation Area

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.



[PABIRDS] Silver Lake in Bucks CO. - Doug Filler - 2016-08-27 11:21:20


The following were seen or heard on the morning bird walk from the Silver Lake Nature Center located in Bristol PA. 

 Silver Lake Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US


Aug 27, 2016 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 Protocol: Traveling...
 0.8 mile(s)
 Participants : 11


 Comments: Had a nice look at a Canada Warbler.

 36 species

 Canada Goose 8
 Mallard 4
 Double-crested Cormorant 3
 Great Blue Heron 1
 Great Egret 2 Seen from route 13 after the walk.
 Green Heron 1
 Turkey Vulture 1
 Ring-billed Gull 15
 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
 Mourning Dove 3
 Chimney Swift 2
 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
 Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
 Downy Woodpecker 2
 Northern Flicker 1
 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
 Eastern Phoebe 1
 Warbling Vireo 1
 Red-eyed Vireo 3
 Blue Jay 4
 Tree Swallow 3
 Carolina Chickadee 6
 Tufted Titmouse 3
 White-breasted Nuthatch 1
 Carolina Wren 4
 American Robin 18
 Gray Catbird 10
 European Starling 20
 Cedar Waxwing 10
 Black-and-white Warbler 2
 Canada Warbler 1
 Northern Cardinal 3
 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
 Baltimore Oriole 2
 American Goldfinch 6
 House Sparrow 8



 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31271531

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



[PABIRDS] Lancaster - Baird's Sandpiper - Zachary Millen - 2016-08-27 10:56:08


This morning on the Conejohela Flats at Avocet Point, Mike Epler, Ted
Nichols and I had a juvenile Baird's Sandpiper and a juvenile Sanderling
among ten shorebird species. The Sanderling was still present when we left
and would be scopeable from shore if interested. We were not able to locate
the Baird's after about 9am, but it may simply have moved somewhere out of
sight. Mike took some amazing photos of the bird to be added to this list.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31269855

Zach Millen
Akron



[PABIRDS] Warblers, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh - Kate StJohn - 2016-08-27 09:22:24


Last night's north wind brought in a couple od warblers (Redstart & Chestnut-sided), Baltimore orioles and a Kingfisher.
Here's my checklist for Schenley Park, Aug 27, 2016, 8:30 AM90 minutes
Near the lake and Westinghouse fountain
Submitted from eBird

14 Canada Goose
1 Mourning Dove
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Empidonax sp.
3 Red-eyed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
10 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
1 American Redstart
2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Song Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
2 Baltimore Oriole
10 American Goldfinch

Kate St. John
Visit my blog, Outside My Window, at
birdsoutsidemywindow.org



[PABIRDS] Baird's SP at John Heinz - Holger Pflicke - 2016-08-27 09:00:49


Hi guys,

In case anyone is not using ebird or any other instant alert notifications
the Baird's SP yesterday reported by Jim is still hanging out at Tinicum.
It's moving between the 1st and 2nd horseshoe bend.
No warblers though even with the good bird movement last night.

Enjoy the less humid weather.

Holger
Center City Philly



[PABIRDS] Avoet in Allegheny County--NO - Michael Fialkovich - 2016-08-27 08:37:35


Just an update for anyone interested, the American Avocet that was at Duck Hollow yesterday was not there this morning.  It's right in line with typical Avocet visits, if it's there one day, it's gone the next.  I was told the bird flew off at dusk as a boat passed by.

Last evening one of the local Osprey flew in and circled the area.

Mike Fialkovich
Pittsburgh Area, Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Middle Creek WMA Field Trip Tomorrow (8/28) - Ted Nichols II - 2016-08-27 08:13:50


All,

I'm leading a field trip for the Lancaster County Bird Club (LCBC) tomorrow
(8/28) at Middle Creek WMA, Lancaster County.

All are welcome. See below for details.

Good birding,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa. (Lebanon County)

Sunday August 28, 7:00 AM
Field Trip to Middle Creek WMA

Ted Nichols will lead a field trip to Middle Creek WMA.  Meet at the
visitor’s center parking area at 7am. Contact Ted ((email address filtered))
if you plan to attend.  The emphasis of this trip is to look for fall
migrants that could include warblers, flycatchers, thrushes, shorebirds and
hopefully a surprise or two along the way. The group will bird into the
early afternoon so bring some snacks, lunch, drinks and dress for the
weather.  Be prepared for ticks.

Here's the link for all LCBC upcoming programs:
http://lancasterbirdclub.org/index.php/events





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