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[PABIRDS] HSR: Rose Tree Park (30 Sep 2014) 25 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 20:09:46


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       4            139            143
Northern Harrier             0             12             14
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   6             88             93
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            341            341
Cooper's Hawk                4             39             40
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk            1           1889           1890
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              7              7
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5             85             85
Merlin                       2             10             10
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              7              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               2              3              3
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10

Total:                      25           2647           2660
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Mike Coll, Tom Bush

Observers:        John D'Amico, Tom Bush

Visitors:
Vicki Pecunig


Weather:
East winds in the morning, shifting to SE winds later in the day, 2-6mph. 
Temperatures 64-76 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:
Some Bald Eagles, and a few falcons passing over. 

Two unidentified falcons spotted in the 14:00-1500 EDT hour were likely
PEFAs 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk-1
Hummingbird-1

Monarch Butterfly-7

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then partly sunny
with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the
morning. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of
rain 30 percent.
--USWX
=======================================================================Report submitted by Holly Merker ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] Washington County - Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, etc - Pat Hutcheson - 2014-09-30 18:42:21


Seen in East Finley Twp. Washington cty:
 
Sept 21 Scarlet Tanager
 
Sept 27  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
 
Sept 28 Tennessee Warbler
 
               Blue-headed Vireo
 
 
Pat Hutcheson  East Finley Twp.  Washington  County



[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (30 Sep 2014) 35 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 18:09:31


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             14             18
Turkey Vulture               0             80            108
Osprey                       4             71             76
Bald Eagle                   0             40             47
Northern Harrier             0             15             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk          23            293            296
Cooper's Hawk                4             51             56
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              9              9
Broad-winged Hawk            1           2897           2957
Red-tailed Hawk              0             52             66
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             1             43             49
Merlin                       2             10             10
Peregrine Falcon             0              8              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             10

Total:                      35           3595           3732
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        Steve Walthius

Visitors:
Bob Lenord


Weather:
Heavy fog till 10:am (est)with overcast skies throughout the count. Light
south wind. Temp range 16-24C.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs = 19
Dragonfly = 2

Predictions:
Much like today
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



[PABIRDS] HSR: Bake Oven Knob (30 Sep 2014) 72 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 18:09:14


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                6            101            147
Turkey Vulture               6            265            395
Osprey                       4            232            281
Bald Eagle                   1            112            159
Northern Harrier             1             20             21
Sharp-shinned Hawk          43            663            679
Cooper's Hawk                1             45             54
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              7
Broad-winged Hawk            3           3883           4042
Red-tailed Hawk              5            101            126
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             55             66
Merlin                       0             40             45
Peregrine Falcon             1             21             21
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             87            114

Total:                      72           5630           6158
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dan Kunkle

Visitors:
Tow Amending Elementary School, Diane Husic and Moravian College
Environmental Science class, Brandon Wehr


Weather:
Visibility less than 1 mile-unlimited, Temp 63-69F, Wind 0-4 mph
E,SE,ESE,SSE, Cloud Cover 30-100%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1213a
Peregrine Falcon:1150a
Dense fog in morning not clearing until noon. Had some nice looks at both a
Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle that came close to the lookout.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(10), Monarch(1), Connecticut Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Hairy
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo, White-breasted
Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, American Crow, Pileated Woodpecker, Black-capped
Chickadee, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Flying Ants, Worm Millipede, Thread
Waisted Wasp

Predictions:
A chance of showers, mainly before 5pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise,
mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 30%. 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] Migrants today Montco. - Cindy Ahern - 2014-09-30 17:16:09


Hi PA Birds, 

My husband had the day off today, and spent some time outside with his camera.  He showed me what he photographed today, including an Ovenbird (on Pokeweed), American Redstart, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and FOS White-throated Sparrow (1st winter).  This is the earliest FOS for WTSP here in my yard.  There have also been migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbirds almost daily, including one this morning that refused to be photographed.  With Salvias in full kick, I am now waiting for a Selaphorus to discover the buffet.  

Peace, 
Cindy Ahern
Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery Co.



[PABIRDS] HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Sep 2014) 71 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 17:09:44


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             58             63
Turkey Vulture              18             56             57
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       2            270            325
Bald Eagle                   1            137            165
Northern Harrier             3             32             35
Sharp-shinned Hawk          28            662            688
Cooper's Hawk                1             90            104
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            1             17             19
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              7
Broad-winged Hawk            4           6156           6344
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3             81            111
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             15
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             3            173            205
Merlin                       3             57             59
Peregrine Falcon             3             34             40
Unknown Falcon               0              7              7
Unknown Raptor               1             30             36

Total:                      71           7872           8282
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Arlene Koch, Rob Feldman

Weather:
Foggy, then overcast

Raptor Observations:
BAEA, Juv, 14:47

Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] HSR: Waggoner's Gap (30 Sep 2014) 89 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 17:09:33


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1            238            279
BE                           0            178            261
NH                           1             31             39
SS                          79           1478           1498
CH                           2            114            129
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              6             10
BW                           1           6271           6532
RT                           2            165            251
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           0            131            158
ML                           2             25             28
PG                           1             12             13
UA                           0              7              7
UB                           0              8             10
UF                           0              3              3
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0             26             35

Total:                      89           8693           9254
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove

Observers:        Gene Wagner

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Fog until afternoon, then some clearing with light S winds

Raptor Observations:
PG Unaged 2:05

First bird SS 12:48
Last bird OS 4:18

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



[PABIRDS] Swatara State Park, Lebanon County - Richard Price - 2014-09-30 16:53:02


Peggy and I birded Swatara SP today from mid morning to early afternoon under overcast conditions and observed the following birds:

worm eating warbler-1

rose breasted grosbeaks ( M&F )-5

yellow-bellied sapsuckers-6

robins-scores

bluejays-12+

white-breasted nuthatches-2

downy WPs-3

red-bellied WPs-3

possible white-eyed vireo

Other birds heard: Carolina wren, chickadees, crows.

The winter wren we have been seeing near the Trout Run Trailhead parking lot was not seen today.

Rick Price



[PABIRDS] HSR: Tuscarora Summit (27 Sep 2014) 9 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 16:09:59


Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             48             48
Bald Eagle                   0             32             32
Northern Harrier             0             16             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            131            131
Cooper's Hawk                0             13             13
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk            6           2059           2059
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             17             17
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              3
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              4              4
Unknown Eagle                0              2              2
Unknown Raptor               0             16             16

Total:                       9           2358           2358
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Delores Purnell, Diane Jones

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] HSR: Tuscarora Summit (29 Sep 2014) 2 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-30 16:09:37


Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             49             49
Bald Eagle                   0             33             33
Northern Harrier             0             16             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            143            143
Cooper's Hawk                0             16             16
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk            0           2073           2073
Red-tailed Hawk              0              6              6
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             1             18             18
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              3              3
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               1              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              2              2
Unknown Raptor               0             16             16

Total:                       2           2392           2392
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 30, 2014 - Jerry McWilliams - 2014-09-30 13:53:05


Location: Sunset Point, PresqueIsle S.P.
Date: September 30, 2014
Time: 0700-0830
Weather: Cloudy, temp. about 52 F, calm wind and lake until 8:20 when the wind kicked in from the west at about 10 mph ahead of an approaching storm.  Light rain showers at the end of the count.  
Comments: Very quiet on the lake with the only notable movement consisting of Double-crested Cormorants and a flock of Common Terns.  There was a sprinkling of passerines crossing the lake.  One Passerine was knocked out of the air onto the water and was eaten by a Ring-billed Gull.

Waterbirds recorded:

Green-winged Teal  3
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  800
Sanderling  4
Dunlin  4
Common Tern  30 (mostly immatures)

Others flying across the lake from Canada:

Winter Wren  2
unidentified Passerine  1 (eaten by Ring-billed Gull)
Red Bat  1


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



[PABIRDS] 3RBC Meeting Oct 1/Lukas Padegimas/Arctic Alaska Shorebird Research - Sheree Daugherty - 2014-09-30 13:01:58


Lukas Padegimas will be the speaker at tomorrow’s meeting of the 3 Rivers Birding Club.  

The program is titled, “An Alaskan Arctic Adventure: Collecting Shorebird Data at Cape Kruzenstern, AK.”  As a 17 year old, Lukas was fortunate to join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that studied shorebirds in a remote area of Alaska.

Meetings are held at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15217.

Doors open at 6:30 for socializing.  Business meeting starts at 7:30 followed by the program at 8:00.  Meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see you there!

Sheree Daugherty


 
Sheree Daugherty
www.shereedaugherty.com
Nature & Avian Art



[PABIRDS] Lebanon County - Windstream Mail - 2014-09-30 12:48:22


I was at the Reistville today I did not see the Dowitcher today.

The mud is very good.

I had Killdeer -7

Lesser Yellowles-1

Semipalmated Sandpiper-3

At Middle Creek WMA along Rt. 897 the mud is good but only 2 Killdeer.

And near Sunnyside Rd. the mud is good but a lot of Canada Geese only.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



Re: [PABIRDS] Red-tailed Hawk & Squirrel Video - herb1013 - 2014-09-30 09:27:57


Good one Dave thanks. Every day that I throw peanuts to the eight or ten 
Chip Monks living under my deck and pellet pile, I expect to see that. The 
other day there were 2 hawks sitting in the trees watching my feeders for an 
hour or more. No birds showed up for their lunch or to be lunch. I received 
this email this morning from my neighbor who is a Pa fish warden.

"Congrats to whoever has trained the coyotes to howl behind your place
right around 7:20"

The only animal here I don’t have a picture of.
Herb Flavell Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners,Susquehanna County


-----Original Message----- 
From: Dave Kruel
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:07 AM
To: (email address filtered)
Subject: [PABIRDS] Red-tailed Hawk & Squirrel Video

Hi All,
This is a bit old, but still a pretty cool video.  I'm sure this is various 
footage editted into one video, but this type of hawk-squirrel chase 
probably happens alot out there.

Here is the Youtube link     https://www.youtube.com/v/XBEyCr5AoIs

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



[PABIRDS] Red-tailed Hawk & Squirrel Video - Dave Kruel - 2014-09-30 09:07:38


Hi All,
This is a bit old, but still a pretty cool video.  I'm sure this is various footage editted into one video, but this type of hawk-squirrel chase probably happens alot out there.

Here is the Youtube link     https://www.youtube.com/v/XBEyCr5AoIs 

Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County



[PABIRDS] HSR: Rose Tree Park (29 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-29 20:09:41


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0            135            139
Northern Harrier             1             12             14
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             82             87
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9            340            340
Cooper's Hawk                0             35             36
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk            0           1888           1889
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              7              7
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             80             80
Merlin                       0              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              7              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10

Total:                      11           2622           2635
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Charles Smith

Observers:        Al Guarente, Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, Holly Merker

Visitors:
Radnor Middle School's Watershed Program- Sixteen 7th grade students and
their teachers, Banny Ackerman and Jon Savitch. The kids came out to learn
about raptor migration, and why we do what we do, but didn't get to see
many hawks, unfortunately. Both groups got to see at least one
Sharp-shinned, so at least they could see one migrant in action. 


Weather:
Overcast with mild temperatures, 68-76 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds mostly
from the W, SW, and S today. 

Raptor Observations:
A slow day

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk-3
Pileated Woodpecker-1
Eastern Phoebe-1 

Monarch Butterfly-6

Predictions:
Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.--USWX
=======================================================================Report submitted by Holly Merker ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] Marsh Wrens, Allegheny County - Geoff Malosh - 2014-09-29 20:08:29


Hi folks,

 

I had at least two Marsh Wrens at Wingfield Pines, Allegheny County today,
along with two Soras, two Lincoln's Sparrows, and a nice selection of other
birds. A photo of one of the wrens is here:

 

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

 

Geoff Malosh

Allegheny County

 

 

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[PABIRDS] HSR: Second Mountain (29 Sep 2014) 44 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-29 19:09:18


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             14             18
Turkey Vulture               0             80            108
Osprey                       0             67             72
Bald Eagle                   2             40             47
Northern Harrier             0             15             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk          29            270            273
Cooper's Hawk                6             47             52
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              9              9
Broad-winged Hawk            4           2896           2956
Red-tailed Hawk              0             52             66
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             1             42             48
Merlin                       1              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             1              8              8
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             10

Total:                      44           3560           3697
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Richard Pohner

Observers:        Brian Weaver

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Light NW wind under mostly cloudy skies, temps 64-74.

Raptor Observations:
2 juv BE's 2:15, on opposite sides of the mountain, 

Non-raptor Observations:
6 monarchs, 3 dragonflies
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



[PABIRDS] HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Sep 2014) 82 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-29 19:09:02


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             95            141
Turkey Vulture              10            259            389
Osprey                       9            228            277
Bald Eagle                   4            111            158
Northern Harrier             2             19             20
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37            620            636
Cooper's Hawk                2             44             53
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              7
Broad-winged Hawk            3           3880           4039
Red-tailed Hawk              1             96            121
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             3             55             66
Merlin                       2             40             45
Peregrine Falcon             6             20             20
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             86            113

Total:                      82           5558           6086
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
Dan Christ and his 3 grandsons, Travis Oak(From Palmerton)
Thru-hiker:Swish


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 69-80F, Wind 0-5 mph S,SE, Cloud Cover
80-100%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1329a,1329i,1408i,1435a
Peregrine Falcons:1325a,1327a,1349u,1428a,1435i,1516a
Flight was slow in the morning becoming more active around noon. All the
raptors seemed to be coming in waves. Also, had a few hits at the owl by a
Peregrine Falcon and some Sharp-shinned Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(3), Monarch(2), Canada Geese(7), Connecticut Warbler, Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American
Crow, Black-throated Green Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Worm Millipede,
Tussock Moth Caterpillar, Brown Marmorated Stinkbug, Northern Walkingstick,
Flying Ants

Predictions:
A chance of showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind
becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation
is 30%. 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: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (29 Sep 2014) 109 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-29 17:09:00


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             58             63
Turkey Vulture               0             38             39
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                      18            268            323
Bald Eagle                   1            136            164
Northern Harrier             3             29             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk          50            634            660
Cooper's Hawk                5             89            103
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            1             16             18
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              6              7
Broad-winged Hawk            1           6152           6340
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1             78            108
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             15
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            13            170            202
Merlin                       1             54             56
Peregrine Falcon             8             31             37
Unknown Falcon               1              7              7
Unknown Raptor               6             29             35

Total:                     109           7801           8211
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Adam Carter

Weather:
overcast, hot, intermittent S wind

Raptor Observations:
slow morning flight with a decent flight of birds between 2 and 4 pm, 1
adult BE at 3:06 pm

Non-raptor Observations:

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



[PABIRDS] HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Sep 2014) 183 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2014-09-29 16:09:02


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1            237            278
BE                           1            178            261
NH                           2             30             38
SS                         150           1399           1419
CH                           9            112            127
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              6             10
BW                          11           6270           6531
RT                           3            163            249
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           3            131            158
ML                           1             23             26
PG                           2             11             12
UA                           0              7              7
UB                           0              8             10
UF                           0              3              3
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0             26             35

Total:                     183           8604           9165
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carl Rojahn, Carol Cwiklinski, Craig Houston, Dave Grove,
                  Dave Smith, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Pat Freed,
                  Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed, Steve Small

Visitors:
Bill & Audrey Chambers, Dick Martin, Thyra Sperry, 1


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with haze and light variable wind in the morning changing to
SW late.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 10:52
PG Ad 11:12, 1:46

First bird - SS 9:01
Last bird - NH 3:48

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 13
Monarchs - 14
hummer - 1
=======================================================================Report submitted by dave grove ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] Glacier Ridge Trail at Jennings, Sept 28, Butler - Kate St.John - 2014-09-29 15:32:25


I took a quick circular hike at noon on the Glacier Ridge Trail at Jennings Environmental Center:  Glacier Ridge and then around to Old Field and back on Massasauga.  There weren't a lot of birds except for 2 Ovenbirds foraging on the trail itself.  They were obviously traveling together.  WHen frightened each one used the same strategy repeatedly: One would fly away as fast as possible to a thicket, the other would hide in place.  The flee-er always returned to join the one who sheltered in place. 

Nothing much else of note.  Jennings checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19974837


 
AND A CORRECTION ON MY MORAINE POST:  
Checklist for Moraine McDanel's is here: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19974776

 
 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/



[PABIRDS] Moraine SP, McDanel's Launch area, Sept 28, Butler - Kate St.John - 2014-09-29 15:25:07


Based on Karyn Delaney's report from Moraine on Saturday I decided to hike near McDanel's Boat Launch on Sunday:  Glacier Ridge Trail from the dam to the Butterfly & Woodland Trails and back again.  (Then I drove to Jennings which I'll give a separate report)

At the beginning of my hike more than 130 chimney swifts flew over in a widely spaced flock as if they had emerged from a roost beyond the horizon.
I didn't see the Connecticut warbler Karyn reported on the Woodland Trail.  On Glacier Ridge Trail I saw a Nashville warbler in a thick shrub.  When I saw his eyering I had a moment of hope but he had a yellow throat. Oh well.

Best
 Bird was a Philadelphia Vireo (in good light!) who ate two caterpillars
 after mercilessly banging each one to death on a tree branch.  It's a 
good thing the vireos are too small to attack us!

Checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19974837
 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/



[PABIRDS] Owls-Washington County - g. g - 2014-09-29 15:19:46


Early last night an Eastern Screech Owl was whinnying in our backyard.
Later, a Great-horned Owl was calling. Hope the screech was hiding when the
Great-horned owl showed up!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson



[PABIRDS] Competing Kestrels; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County - Tom Moeller - 2014-09-29 13:46:10


As I drove down Old Brownshill Road about 11:30 AM toward Duck Hollow, I spotted an American Kestrel landing on a telephone pole in front of the substation on the hill side.  The raptor sat on top of the pole for many minutes surveying the landscape.  Finally it dove down to the ground, caught what seemed to be a large grasshopper, and returned to the top of the pole.  Almost immediately a second kestrel dove at the first trying to snatch away the prize.  The two flew around each other for a few seconds, and the first flew off with the grasshopper.  The second kestrel landed on the telephone line near the pole but then flew off without anything to eat.

Tom Moeller
Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Pabirds Test - Windstream Mail - 2014-09-29 11:33:22


Trying test again.



[PABIRDS] Lincoln's Sparrows, Virginia Rail, Clearfield Co. - Dan Richards - 2014-09-29 11:03:17


This morning there were at least two Lincoln's Sparrows and a Virginia Rail in the Beaver Meadow in DuBois.

Dan Richards
Treasure Lake



[PABIRDS] TEST - Windstream Mail - 2014-09-29 10:10:57


Test



[PABIRDS] Lebanon county, continuing Long-billed Dowitcher - Tim Becker - 2014-09-29 09:59:33


At Fox and Prescott Rds the Long-billed Dowithcher continues to feed in the small pond along the east side of Prescott Rd. 

Tim Becker

Sent from my iPhone



[PABIRDS] Blue-headed Vireos -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Sep 29, 2014 - Daniel E. Weeks - 2014-09-29 07:54:22


Two Blue-headed Vireos, right next to each other (so they weren't solitary this morning!). 

Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 29, 2014
Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Traveling
1.5 miles
27 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 8:18 AM.   Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Blue-headed Vireo -- First of Fall. 
2 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 American Robin
1 Eastern Towhee





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