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[PABIRDS] Yellow-billed cuckoo - Tammy Deemer - 2016-11-01 10:11:56


I just had the pleasure of watching a yellow-billed cuckoo at Churchill
Valley Country Club, Churchill Borough, Allegheny County.

Tammy Deemer



[PABIRDS] PaBirds listserve instructions - PSO - 2016-11-01 09:46:38


The instructions for joining (and leaving) the PAbirds listserve are on the
PSO web site www.pabirds.org

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[PABIRDS] Calliope Hummingbird Montgomery County PA - Anthony Uhrich - 2016-11-01 09:34:02


Just a heads up, keep an eye on your feeders/late salvias.
Yesterday evening and this morning there was an immature male Calliope
Hummingbird here going to the 'Ember's Wish', Pineapple Sage and 'Black and
Bloom'...never actually went to feeder.
This morning it was seen for a bit, but then may have taken off as it was
not seen again for a good 40 minutes or more.
Here's a link to my Flickr page, there are multiple pics after one picture
of 3 PUFI.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/123674961@N03/L17N9J

Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery County PA (Eagleville)



Re: [PABIRDS] joining pabirds - Susan Schmoyer - 2016-11-01 07:47:29


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> its been so long since I have joined pabirds, I forget how someone joins this listserv
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> the amish guy from northern dauphin county who had the western meadowlark a few years ago, called me last night and asked to be notified about rare birds.  I thought the best thing for him would be joining this list
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[PABIRDS] Junco, Adams County - Jason Verdier - 2016-11-01 07:47:14


First Junco showed up at the feeders today.  Guess he knew it was the start of November......
Jason Verdier

Lake Meade/Adams County



[PABIRDS] Brown Creeper -- Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Nov 1, 2016 - Daniel E. Weeks - 2016-11-01 07:42:18


Happy to have finally spotted a Brown Creeper, creeping up a nearby tree. Such a neat well-camouflaged bird. 

Good birding, 
Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Nov 1, 2016
07:41
Traveling
2.28 miles
58 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.  Good birding, Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.3.2 Build 89

1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
2 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
5 Carolina Wren
3 Golden-crowned Kinglet
4 American Robin
16 Cedar Waxwing
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
4 Dark-eyed Junco
5 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 18



[PABIRDS] joining pabirds - Chad Kauffman - 2016-11-01 07:36:38


hello all

its been so long since I have joined pabirds, I forget how someone joins 
this listserv

the amish guy from northern dauphin county who had the western 
meadowlark a few years ago, called me last night and asked to be 
notified about rare birds.  I thought the best thing for him would be 
joining this list

what is the easiest way to join the list?

thanks, chad kauffman


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[PABIRDS] Bucktoe Creek Preserve (24 Oct 2016) 48 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-11-01 06:44:37




[PABIRDS] Allegheny Front (31 Oct 2016) 102 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 20:51:12


Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2016
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              9             33
TV                           9            312            344
OS                           0             18            106
BE                           1             46            122
NH                           3             19             30
SS                           1           1007           1207
CH                           0             52             99
NG                           0              2              2
RS                           2             17             24
BW                           0              4           5058
RT                          77            814           1061
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           7             41             47
AK                           0             13             41
ML                           1             16             25
PG                           0             31             38
UA                           0              2              9
UB                           0              2             13
UF                           0              2              3
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           1             15             46
SK                           0              0              1

Total:                     102           2422           8310
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Observation start time: 08:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Deb Bodenschatz, Janet Kuehl

Observers:        Gene & Nancy Flament, Janet Kuehl, Jim & Joan Rocco,
                  Joe Sabo

Visitors:
Clyde Williams, Janet Kuehl, Dave Barker, Michael Dietrich, Steve Gosser,
Jim & Joan Rocco, Gene & Nancy Flament, Joe Sabo, Jayne & Chuck Wagner,
Lena & Joseph Yoder


Weather:
Mild, with partly to mostly cloudy skies and E & ESE winds

Raptor Observations:
2 Bald Eagles, 1 sub & 1 Ad. 12:35 &!12:50
6 Golden Eagles, 1 Sub & 5 Ad. 11:21, 11:52, 12:50, 12:50, 1:30, 1:30 &
2:09
We had two Red-tailed Hawks going north and a Cooper's Hawk that perched
for a very long time in a tree just off the point (non-migrating)

Non-raptor Observations:
Pillaged Woodpecker 1'Chickadee 2, Crow 14, Robin 5, Blue Jay 7, Raven 9,
Non-migrating Turkey Vulture 5, Cedar Waxwing 7, Yellow-rumped Warbler 3,
Dark-eyed Junco 4, Downy Woodpecker 2

Predictions:
Mild (high of 13 C expected) with mostly cloudy skies and light to moderate
SE wind
=======================================================================Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz ((email address filtered))



[PABIRDS] Rose Tree Park (31 Oct 2016) 44 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 18:36:52


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               2            319            319
Black Vulture                0              8              8
Osprey                       0             38            140
Northern Harrier             0             29             44
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1
Bald Eagle                   5             43            104
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5            425            572
Cooper's Hawk                3             71            102
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          6             64             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             82            825
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             20             99            102
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             81            146
Merlin                       1             20             32
Peregrine Falcon             0             23             30
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            2             10             14
Unknown Buteo                0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              6              6
Unknown Raptor               0             11             14

Total:                      44           1332           2529
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Gary Stolz

Observers:        Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, Judy Mayer, Mike Cosgrove

Visitors:
Chris Sciocchetti


Weather:
N and NW winds, up to 17mph, and light cloud cover

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Variable winds, and partly cloudy skies. 
=======================================================================Report submitted by Holly Merker ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] Bake Oven Knob (31 Oct 2016) 243 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 18:25:12


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             91            212
Turkey Vulture               6            327            812
Osprey                       0             17            280
Bald Eagle                   9             93            292
Northern Harrier             1             42             72
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14           1518           1999
Cooper's Hawk                5            128            199
Northern Goshawk             4             15             15
Red-shouldered Hawk         23             79             90
Broad-winged Hawk            0             21           6477
Red-tailed Hawk            167           1144           1334
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 6             58             62
American Kestrel             0             26             74
Merlin                       0             51            114
Peregrine Falcon             2             22             51
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               4             92            229
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     243           3724          12314
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Erin Voss

Observers:        Al Grout, Bob Hoopes, John Leskosky, Richard

Visitors:
Additional Observers: Oke Schwandt, Rick Gaeta, Dave Leibert.
Visitors: Annual visitors Ken, Matt, and Bob Parsons, and Brad Barbonak of
Ohio, and regular visitor Bob Astleford.


Weather:
Chilly temps (43-48&#730;F) and great visibility (20+ miles) on the north
lookout today. Partly cloudy skies and winds out of the NW today--breezes
from 4-12 mph for most of the day, dropping to 2-6 mph in late afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle (9): 1157i, 1326a, 1326a, 1326i, 1451a, 1508a, 1519i, 1545a,
1629a. Also one non-migratory BE adult at 1249.
Golden Eagle (6): 0926u, 1056i, 1059a, 1254i, 1437a, 1450a. 
Bob Hoopes must have been a great sacrifice, because we had 3 eagles (1
Bald and 2 Golden) come through in the first 20 minutes after his departure
at 1430!
Northern Goshawk (4): 1130u, 1346u, 1514u, 1518u.
Peregrine Falcon (2): 0840a, 1340u.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven (15), Loon (1), Canada Goose -- 35, 60, 80, 20, 68, 60, 35, 88, 40,
90, 100, 60 (736 total), Ring-billed Gull (3), Red-winged Blackbird, Common
Grackle, American Robin, Chickadee sp., American Crow.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in
the afternoon.
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ((email address filtered))
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



[PABIRDS] Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (31 Oct 2016) 179 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 17:35:30


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             44             60
Turkey Vulture               1            450            515
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             36            340
Bald Eagle                   8            126            320
Northern Harrier             3             49             95
Sharp-shinned Hawk          20           2242           2837
Cooper's Hawk                8            261            332
Northern Goshawk             5             14             14
Unknown Accipiter            2             62             84
Red-shouldered Hawk         14             87            100
Broad-winged Hawk            0             54           9361
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk            104           1004           1177
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                2             23             53
Golden Eagle                 5             52             57
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             1             53            217
Merlin                       1             93            179
Peregrine Falcon             0             30             46
Unknown Falcon               0             12             21
Unknown Raptor               2             32             72

Total:                     179           4725          15881
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Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Adam Carter, Catherine Elwell, Joe Scholtes

Weather:
A beautiful fall day with partly cloudy skies in the morning and becoming
mostly cloudy and overcast by the afternoon.  Winds were light and out of
the NW and strong for brief periods.

Raptor Observations:
Many birds were high and hard to spot.  There was no predominant flight
path despite consistent NW winds.

Bald Eagles: 805ad, 859imm, 938imm, 1144ad, 1203ad, 1203ad, 1412ad, 1544ad

Golden Eagles: 1132imm, 1147imm, 1532imm, 1559ad, 1610imm

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of large flocks of Canada Goose, Double-crested Cormorants, Common
Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds

Predictions:
Tuesday: high near 54, winds out of the south 5-7
=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/



[PABIRDS] Second Mountain (31 Oct 2016) 34 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 17:22:23


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0            298            369
Turkey Vulture               0            516            525
Osprey                       0              6             87
Bald Eagle                   4             94            163
Northern Harrier             1             29             45
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            737            970
Cooper's Hawk                0             70            104
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          5             43             59
Broad-winged Hawk            0             11           5966
Red-tailed Hawk             10            245            311
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 8             35             40
American Kestrel             0             21             91
Merlin                       0             16             28
Peregrine Falcon             0              7             14
Unknown Accipiter            1              5              6
Unknown Buteo                0              7             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             16             20

Total:                      34           2156           8813
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Schwenk, Richard Pohner

Observers:        Brian Weaver, Steve Rannels

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Moderate NNW winds diminishing late PM, under partly cloudy skies. Clouds
mostly high cirrus.  Cool with temps 38-48

Raptor Observations:
4 adult GE, 12:10, 12:45, 1:12, 2:30, 4 juv GE 10:10, 11:15, 12:50, 12:55, 
4 ad BE 9:15, 1:00, 2:25(2)
 A group of 6 adult bald eagles were seem kettling over the site @1:30 that
moved out to the east and were not counted.

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



[PABIRDS] Waggoner's Gap (31 Oct 2016) 167 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 17:10:48


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                          32           1058           1058
OS                           1             28            336
BE                           2            184            448
NH                           2             85            122
SS                          11           3597           4643
CH                           4            222            289
NG                           1             13             13
RS                           3            111            130
BW                           0             27           9435
RT                          99           1175           1389
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           7             75             76
AK                           0             56            216
ML                           1             54             72
PG                           1             28             49
UA                           1             20             22
UB                           1             15             29
UF                           0              3              6
UE                           0              3              3
UR                           1             31             60

Total:                     167           6803          18414
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella,
                  John Frain, Pat Freed, Ron Freed, Scott Fisher

Visitors:
Dave Kerr Tony Pires and his Dickinson College biology class (28) - 11


Weather:
Mostly sunny morning with NW wind diminishing late

Raptor Observations:
First bird - RT 6:45
Last bird - RT 3:46

BE JUV 12:18
BE 4YR 7:20
GE JUV 1:57, 2:19
GE SUB 1:41,1:57
GE AD 9:40, 1:25, 2:05

PG U 9:43

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs - 1
CAGO 60
DCCO 61
=======================================================================Report submitted by dave grove ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] Purple Finches, Winter Wren, Peregrine Falcons -- Greater Frick Park, Allegheny County - Aidan Place - 2016-10-31 16:12:58


Yesterday I birded around the Homewood Cemetary in the evening and had a
winter wren, dark-eyed juncos, chipping sparrows, a very large number of
white-throated sparrows, and a number of flyover flocks of cedar waxwings.

This afternoon in some free periods during school, I birded around the
Riverview Trail in Frick Park. The highlight was 3 purple finches, 2 of
which were giving partial songs. I also had a surprise 3 peregrine falcons
fly over as I was leaving, a patch bird for me and the eBird high count for
the park.

Good birding,
Aidan Place
Allegheny County



[PABIRDS] Frick Today, Allegheny County - Jack E. Solomon - 2016-10-31 11:06:49




[PABIRDS] Erie County waterbird count for Oct. 31, 2016 - Jerry McWilliams - 2016-10-31 09:53:42


Location: Sunset Point,Presque Isle State Park
Date: October 31, 2016       
Time: 0740 to 0910
Weather: Partly cloudy to mostly clear, temp. 38 F, light ENEwind, waves one foot..
Comments:  Light movement with scaup moving west andHorned Grebes mainly moving east. Highlight was an American Woodcock flying across the lake from Canada.
 
Waterbirdsrecorded:
 
CanadaGoose  4
AmericanBlack Duck  1
LesserScaup  131
SurfScoter  2
BlackScoter  2
CommonGoldeneye  8
Red-breastedMerganser  12
CommonLoon  5
HornedGrebe  50
Double-crestedCormorant  3
AMERICANWOODCOCK  1
CommonTern  1

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



[PABIRDS] Late report from SGL 156-Lancaster County -10/30/2016 - Windstream Mail - 2016-10-31 07:11:03


Yesterday from 11:35 to 1 pm many people enjoyed the new high of 81F on
10/30/2016 with the game lands road open maybe 2 miles past where the old
fire tower was. Barry Bell has been telling me of the Red-breasted Nuthatch
in the pine area. The complete list- Black Vuture-2 , Turkey Vulture-25,
Sharp-shinned Hawk-2, Cooper's Hawk-1 , Red-tailed Hawk-2, Blue Jay-8,
Tufted Titmouse-2, Red-breasted Nuthatch-2, White-breasted Nuthatch-3,
Hermit Thrush- 2 washing in puddle,

American Robin 17, Cedar Waxwing-5, Northern Cardinal -3, White-throated
Sparrow-8, Dark-eyed Junco-50 +-, many flocks, Purple Finch -7, Pine
Siskin-1 in pines, American Goldfinch-4. Also many Butterflies with 2
Monarchs. 

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County



[PABIRDS] Bucktoe Creek Preserve (23 Oct 2016) 90 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 05:52:47




[PABIRDS] Bucktoe Creek Preserve (22 Oct 2016) 10 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-31 04:12:00




[PABIRDS] Bake Oven Knob (30 Oct 2016) 67 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-30 19:16:49


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5             89            210
Turkey Vulture              37            321            806
Osprey                       0             17            280
Bald Eagle                   0             84            283
Northern Harrier             1             41             71
Sharp-shinned Hawk          17           1504           1985
Cooper's Hawk                0            123            194
Northern Goshawk             0             11             11
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             56             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             21           6477
Red-tailed Hawk              7            977           1167
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             52             56
American Kestrel             0             26             74
Merlin                       0             51            114
Peregrine Falcon             0             20             49
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             88            225
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      67           3481          12071
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Hoopes

Observers:        Joe Farkas, Ron Kline

Visitors:
ADDITIONAL OBSERVER: My apologies for forgetting to include MARK BOYD in
the original BOK post for today.

Our Indian friends from Ohio returned for their second visit of the season,
Ken Parsons and son Matt, along with Ken's brother Bob Parsons and Brad
Barbonak.  This is the 29th year they've visited Bake Oven Knob for hawks.
They will return to Ohio on Wednesday. It's nice to have them back.

Other additional observers: Joe Farkas and Andrea, Wayne Zieger.


Weather:
Count ended at 1430 due to approaching storm. Visibility five miles most of
the day. Temps 58-65F. Wind 3-5 mph from the west. Cloud cover 100% most of
the day.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day in spite of the favorable wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker in flight and perching in a tree. Cedar Waxwing,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird.

Predictions:
Cold front passing through tonight will yield a 20+ degree (F) drop in
temperature. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 6 to 10 mph. 
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ((email address filtered))
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



[PABIRDS] Rose Tree Park (30 Oct 2016) 16 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-30 19:10:52


Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               9            317            317
Black Vulture                0              8              8
Osprey                       0             38            140
Northern Harrier             0             29             44
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1
Bald Eagle                   2             38             99
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            420            567
Cooper's Hawk                0             68             99
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             58             61
Broad-winged Hawk            0             82            825
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0             79             82
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             81            146
Merlin                       0             19             31
Peregrine Falcon             0             23             30
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              8             12
Unknown Buteo                0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              6              6
Unknown Raptor               0             11             14

Total:                      16           1288           2485
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Chris Pugliese, Chuck Root

Observers:        Bob Kelly, Charles Smith, John D'Amico

Weather:
Unseasonably warm temperatures, and favorable skies made for nice viewing
conditions but the SW winds kept the migrants away 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Purple finch-6
Monarch butterflies-3



Predictions:
Lots of folks in the park today enjoying the nice weather
=======================================================================Report submitted by David Eberly ((email address filtered))
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org



[PABIRDS] Bavington --Washington Co - Gerald Kruth - 2016-10-30 18:52:39


Linda and I visited Hillman St Park today.  Nothing unusual, but a  large 
flock of Cedar Waxwings entertained for quite a long time, flying across  the 
Knowlton Road while feeding.  
 
Earlier, an adult Cooper's Hawk flew across Kramer Road and landed in  a 
tree not far away, affording tremendous views for several minutes.  One  of 
the few times I've seen one perched for a long time.
 
Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh



[PABIRDS] Erie County birds of note - Jerry McWilliams - 2016-10-30 18:36:30


The following birds of note were reported this past week from Presque Isle S.P., Pa. unless noted otherwise.


Brant  1; Oct 24; Gull Point

Red-necked Grebe  1; Oct. 24; Sunset Point (Waterbird count)
                                 1; Oct. 26; Sunset Point (WC)
                                 1; Oct 28; Sunset Point (WC)

Parasitic/ Pomarine Jaeger  1; Oct. 25; Sunset Point (WC)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1; last seen on Oct. 27; Albion

Lapland Longspur  3; Oct. 26; Sunset Point (WC)
                               3; Oct. 30; Sunset Point (WC)

The first Snow Bunting of the season was seen at Gull Point this morning.


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



[PABIRDS] Bake Oven Knob (30 Oct 2016) 67 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-30 18:11:30


Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                5             89            210
Turkey Vulture              37            321            806
Osprey                       0             17            280
Bald Eagle                   0             84            283
Northern Harrier             1             41             71
Sharp-shinned Hawk          17           1504           1985
Cooper's Hawk                0            123            194
Northern Goshawk             0             11             11
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             56             67
Broad-winged Hawk            0             21           6477
Red-tailed Hawk              7            977           1167
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0             52             56
American Kestrel             0             26             74
Merlin                       0             51            114
Peregrine Falcon             0             20             49
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             88            225
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      67           3481          12071
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Hoopes

Observers:        Joe Farkas, Ron Kline

Visitors:
Our Indian friends from Ohio returned for their second visit of the season,
Ken Parsons and son Matt, along with Ken's brother Bob Parsons and Brad
Barbonak. This is the 29th year they've visited Bake Oven Knob for hawks.
They will return to Ohio on Wednesday. It's nice to have them back.

Other additional observers: Joe Farkas and Andrea, Wayne Zieger.


Weather:
Count ended at 1430 due to approaching storm. Visibility five miles most of
the day. Temps 58-65F. Wind 3-5 mph from the west. Cloud cover 100% most of
the day.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day in spite of the favorable wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pileated Woodpecker in flight and perching in a tree. Cedar Waxwing,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird.

Predictions:
Cold front passing through tonight will yield a 20+ degree (F) drop in
temperature. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 53. North wind 6 to 10 mph. 
=======================================================================Report submitted by Bob Hoopes ((email address filtered))
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org



[PABIRDS] Silver Lake in Bucks CO. - Doug Filler - 2016-10-30 17:45:38


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


Silver Lake Nature Center, Bucks, Pennsylvania, US
Oct 29, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments: Started cold at 35 degrees warming to 45. Nice looks at Golden-crowned Kinglets and Red-breasted Nuthatch in the parking lot.
Participants: 11
33 species

Canada Goose 12
Mallard 15
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1 Seen after the walk ended at the dam.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 6
Fish Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 6
Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
American Robin 20
Cedar Waxwing 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
White-throated Sparrow 25
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32287526

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


Doug Filler
Levittown



[PABIRDS] Second Mountain (30 Oct 2016) 70 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-30 17:16:12


Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               10            298            369
Turkey Vulture              40            516            525
Osprey                       0              6             87
Bald Eagle                   1             90            159
Northern Harrier             0             28             44
Sharp-shinned Hawk          10            733            966
Cooper's Hawk                0             70            104
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             38             54
Broad-winged Hawk            0             11           5966
Red-tailed Hawk              7            235            301
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             27             32
American Kestrel             0             21             91
Merlin                       0             16             28
Peregrine Falcon             0              7             14
Unknown Accipiter            0              4              5
Unknown Buteo                0              7             10
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             15             19

Total:                      70           2122           8779
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Larry Coble

Observers:        Andy Francis, Gayle McKinne, Joan Renninger, Morris Cox,
                  Sharon Rannels, Steve Rannels, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
52+


Weather:
A light breeze from the north transitioned to a gentle to moderate breeze
from the west by 10:00. Cloudy and mild through much of the day; then
cooler air with a thundershower ending the count at 15:00.  Barometric
Pressure falling (29.92 start/29.83 finish).

Raptor Observations:
A northbound juvenile Bald Eagle and a distinctive immature (Basic III)
Bald Eagle, the latter seen on four occasions through the day, were not
counted.

A Bald Eagle: Adult at 12:21.

A Golden Eagle: Immature at 12:28.

A Sharp-shinned Hawk flying in the rain ended the count day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Gulls of unknown specificity(6), Eastern Bluebird(13), American Robin(369),
Cedar Waxwing(61), Yellow-rumped Warbler(2), Red-winged Blackbird(2),
Common Grackle(400+), Purple Finch(5), House Finch(2), and American
Goldfinch(13).

Swarms of hundreds of Asian Multicolored Lady Beetles were dispersed by
increasing winds as the day progressed. 
=======================================================================Report submitted by Dave Schwenk ((email address filtered))
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com



[PABIRDS] Crows, Pittsburgh, Allegheny - Kate StJohn - 2016-10-30 15:58:41


A flock of 100 crows just flew northeast over my neighborhood (about a hour before sunset). The number of crows has been growing in the city for the past week or so. 
Soon it'll be official that the crows are back in town.

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



[PABIRDS] Waggoner's Gap (30 Oct 2016) 42 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-30 15:33:06


Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0             18             18
TV                           7           1026           1026
OS                           0             27            335
BE                           0            182            446
NH                           5             83            120
SS                          18           3586           4632
CH                           3            218            285
NG                           0             12             12
RS                           0            108            127
BW                           0             27           9435
RT                           7           1076           1290
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2             68             69
AK                           0             56            216
ML                           0             53             71
PG                           0             27             48
UA                           0             19             21
UB                           0             14             28
UF                           0              3              6
UE                           0              3              3
UR                           0             30             59

Total:                      42           6636          18247
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 14:45:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner

Observers:        Gene Wagner

Visitors:
Phil, Jessie Caufield, Betty Gish, Pete -109 


Weather:
Partly cloudy with light variable wind turning southwest.  Heavy rain at
2:45.

Raptor Observations:
First bird CH 7:05
Last bird  GE 2:09

GE AD 2:09
GE JUV 11:19

Non-raptor Observations:

=======================================================================Report submitted by Gene Wagner ((email address filtered))
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com



[PABIRDS] Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (30 Oct 2016) 45 Raptors - Hawkcount.Org Reports - 2016-10-30 15:32:50


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2016
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             41             57
Turkey Vulture              12            449            514
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             36            340
Bald Eagle                   1            118            312
Northern Harrier             1             46             92
Sharp-shinned Hawk          10           2222           2817
Cooper's Hawk                5            253            324
Northern Goshawk             0              9              9
Unknown Accipiter            0             60             82
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             73             86
Broad-winged Hawk            0             54           9361
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              8            900           1073
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1             21             51
Golden Eagle                 1             47             52
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
American Kestrel             0             52            216
Merlin                       4             92            178
Peregrine Falcon             0             30             46
Unknown Falcon               0             12             21
Unknown Raptor               0             30             70

Total:                      45           4546          15702
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Hughes, Phil Campbell

Weather:
Overcast with rain showers late in the day, NW winds 4-7 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1231A, 
GOEA: 1436A

Non-raptor Observations:
red-breasted nuthatch, cedar waxwing, golden-crowned kinglet, house finch,
am. goldfinch
=======================================================================Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich ((email address filtered))
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/





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