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Black-necked Stork,©Jan Wilczur

29 Jul RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 29th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
29 Jul Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek State Park, 7/30/16 [Andrew Ednie ]
29 Jul Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern [Michael Moore ]
29 Jul Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern [Anne Meddings ]
29 Jul Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern [Dave Kerr ]
29 Jul Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern [joe sebastiani ]
29 Jul Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern [dcoffin5 ]
29 Jul Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern [Rob Blye ]
28 Jul Grier's Pond Least Bittern [ ]
28 Jul Red-headed Woodpecker Locations [Jerald R ]
27 Jul Cape Henlopen Pacific Loon Photos [Ed Sigda ]
26 Jul Forster's Tern [Jerry ]
26 Jul Evening Herons Survey Tomorrow [Christopher Bennett ]
25 Jul Re: eBird Report - Cape Henlopen SP--Breakwater Harbor, Jul 25, 2016 [Robert McLean ]
25 Jul Re: Pacific Loon at Cape Henlopen Point [Robert McLean ]
25 Jul Re: Pacific Loon at Cape Henlopen Point [Robert McLean ]
24 Jul Silver Lake, Rehobeth [Robert McLean ]
22 Jul RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 22nd, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
22 Jul Re: I sent you a document Via Dropbox [Rob Blye ]
22 Jul Re: I sent you a document Via Dropbox [NervousBirds ]
22 Jul Re: I sent you a document Via Dropbox [dcoffin5 ]
20 Jul Aug 20-21 Overnight Lewes, DE Pelagic [Paul Guris ]
16 Jul Test [Robert McLean ]
15 Jul RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 15th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
13 Jul Vesper Sparrows on Ponder Rd. [Jerald R ]
13 Jul Least Terns at 1,000 Acre Marsh [Rodney Murray ]
10 Jul Ruff and more at Augustine Causeway [Joe Sebastiani ]
8 Jul RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 8th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
2 Jul RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 1st, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
30 Jun Peregrine and YB Cuckoo, downtown Wilmington [Kyle Wilmarth ]
28 Jun OT: Travel to Costa Rica with DNS this Fall [judy montgomery ]
27 Jun Black-necked Stilt in flight. [Jerry ]
27 Jun Evening Heronry Survey [Christopher Bennett ]
26 Jun Fair Hill Bobolinks DOS Field Trip [Bill Stewart ]
25 Jun feed me!! feed me!! [susan ruth marengo ]
24 Jun RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 24th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
23 Jun Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek State Park, Saturday, June 25th [Andrew Ednie ]
23 Jun DOS Beginner Bird Walk Saturday [Joe Sebastiani ]
20 Jun warm morning Augustine wildlife [Lloyd ]
19 Jun Great Crested Flycatcher [Jerry ]
18 Jun Coverdale Farm today and tomorrow [Ian Stewart ]
18 Jun White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh - NO [ ]
18 Jun RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 17th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
17 Jun IRI Shearwaters and more [Michael Moore ]
17 Jun Re: White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh - Yes - Same Spot [Ken Wat ]
16 Jun Re: DOS Father's Day Foray [Ian Stewart ]
16 Jun DOS Father's Day Foray this Sunday [Ian Stewart ]
16 Jun Least Bittern @ Grier's Pond [ ]
16 Jun White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh - Yes - Same Spot [ ]
14 Jun Middletown Dicksissel [John ]
12 Jun Join us for the DOS Annual Picnic! - Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30pm-dusk at the ABA Headquarters [Kelley Nunn ]
12 Jun Re: White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh [Ken Wat ]
11 Jun White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh [Chris Ro ]
11 Jun DOS Prime Hook Trip Report [Jerald R ]
11 Jun Photo Study Of Birds At Bombay Hook NWR, Kent, 6/10/15 ["Howard B. Eskin" ]
10 Jun RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 10th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
10 Jun Blackbird State Forest [Michael Moore ]
9 Jun Re: Price Park middletown mowing [Jerald Reb ]
9 Jun Bald Eagles at Bombay Hook NWR this morning. [Jerry ]
9 Jun Bird Sightings for 6/9/16-Abbott's Mill, Milford, DE [Alice Mohrman ]
9 Jun Re: Birder Google Doodle today [Rob Blye ]
9 Jun Re: Birder Google Doodle today [Andrew McGann ]
9 Jun Birder Google Doodle today ["Amy O'Neil" ]
8 Jun Re: Price Park middletown mowing [Patricia Valdata ]
8 Jun Re: Price Park middletown mowing [steve cottrell ]
8 Jun Price Park middletown mowing [John ]
8 Jun DOS Prime Hook Trip This Saturday [Jerald R ]
7 Jun **FalconWatch moved to Thursday, June 9th [Bill Stewart ]
6 Jun Deadline for Delaware Bird-A-Thon entries and pledges around the corner [Bill Stewart ]
5 Jun unusual cormorant, Milford, DE [Thom Rex ]
5 Jun Birding and Biking the Mike Castle Trail with DOS/ABA [Sandy Schriever ]
4 Jun Common Gallinules [ ]
4 Jun Awesome grasslands birds (for now) at Charles E. Price Memorial Park, New Castle County [Andrew McGann ]
3 Jun RBA: Delaware Birdline, June 3rd, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
3 Jun Re: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Prime Hook Beach Rd [Richard Clifton ]
3 Jun Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Prime Hook Beach Rd [Mike Hudson ]

Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 29th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:43:40 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*July 29, 2016
* DEST1607.29
	
*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Northern Bobwhite
Ring-necked Pheasant
Wild Turkey
PACIFIC LOON
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Brown Pelican
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
RUFF
Sanderling
Stilt Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
Bonaparte's Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Willow Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Louisiana Waterthrush
American Redstart
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark


Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: July 29, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, July 29th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 316 species this week, including a new species for the state! 

A new state record was a reported PACIFIC LOON at Cape Henlopen State Park.
This bird is being seen from the beach on the bayside of The Point along the
rock wall of the Harbor Of Refuge. First reported last Friday, the PACIFIC
LOON has been seen off and on all week, frequently to far away for adequate
identification. The best pictures of this bird have been from a boat along
the breakwater wall. This might be the same bird reported as a red throated
loon two weeks ago. Pictures are on-line at PrimeHookBirding and eBrirds.
Thank you Ed Sigda and Taylor McLean. 

Some other birds at Cape Henlopen included 3 WHIMBRELS, 5 PIPING PLOVERS,
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER SANDERLING, AND RUDDY TURNSTONE ON THE BEACH. BLACK
SKIMMER AND BLACK TERN were seen out at the  point along with 30 ROYAL and 2
CASPIAN TERNS. AMERICAN KESTREL and PRAIRIE WARBLER were seen by the SEASIDE
NATURE CENTER. A feeding flock of 31 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were seen in
Delaware waters from the Cape May - Lewes ferry. Four BLACK SCOTERS and 3
RUDDY DUCKS were seen along the breakwater walls from the ferry going over
to New Jersey. Also reported were 10 BROWN PELICANS flying into Delaware
Bay. COMMON, LEAST, and FORSTER'S TERN were seen from the ferry.

At Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton, one of the best shots
for shorebirds has been at Cods Road where 2 REEVES, that's a female RUFF,
were seen on Monday. A female WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen there Sunday. Also
reported were SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SPOTTED, LEAST, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER
plus BANK SWALLOW. DICKCISSEL is still being reported along the Fowler's
Beach Road, by the woods before the sharp turn to the marsh. A pair of
WHIMBRELS were seen today along the Prime Hook Beach Road.  BONAPARTE'S GULL
in winter plumage along with LEAST TERN and 155 BLACK SKIMMERS were also
reported. Shorebirds found included AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.

An immature WHITE IBIS was seen flying over Indian River Inlet with 40
GLOSSY IBIS, plus TRICOLORED and BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON. Two BROWN
PELICANS were also seen at the inlet. 15 BROWN PELICANS were seen at
Burton's Island at the North Marina along with TRICOLORED HERONS, SPOTTED
SANDPIPERS, and 8 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. TRICOLORED HERON and 3 BROWN PELICANS
were seen at Savage's Ditch in Delaware Seashore State Park along with LEAST
SANDPIPER, VIRGINIA, and CLAPPER RAIL.

There was a flyover immature WHITE IBIS at Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck
Wildlife Area along with TRICOLORED and LITTLE BLUE HERON, plus BLUE WINGED
TEAL. Big Stone Beach marsh has lots of waders right now including 500 SNOWY
EGRETS, 127 GREAT EGRETS, 174 GLOSSY IBIS, plus 25 BLACK NECKED STILTS, 14
AMERICAN AVOCETS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SPOTTED, LEAST and WESTERN SANDPIPER
with 300 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 14 STILT SANDPIPERS. There were also
126 LESSER and 23 GREATER YELLOWLEGS along with VIRGINIA RAIL, CASPIAN and
ROYAL TERN plus SEASIDE SPARROWS.

RUDDY TURNSTONE, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were reported at
Port Mahon along with ROYAL TERNS on the stakes. 17 BANK SWALLOWS were
reported at Logan Tract. A pair of BARRED OWLS were found behind Old Dover
High School near Silver Lake. 

At Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna the big flock of
AMERICAN AVOCETS numbered 250 birds this week. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was
reported along with SOLITARY, SPOTTED, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER. A few
BLACK-NECKED STILTS are still at the refuge. Two TRICOLORED HERONS were seen
at Raymond Pool along with 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS and BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT HERON at Night Heron Island in Bear Swamp. Three LEAST TERNS and a
BLACK SKIMMER were seen at the refuge. MUTE SWAN continues at Shearness
Pool. Raptors included PEREGRINE FALCON, BALD EAGLE, COOPER'S HAWK and 3
OSPREY, plus BARN and BARRED OWLS. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW continues to be found
on the road to the Allee House. Five NORTHERN BOBWHITE were along the
entrance road along with RING-NECKED PHEASANT. WILD TURKEY was seen along
the road to Woodland beach.

 A pair of BLACK TERNS molting out of breeding plumage were seen at the
Ashton Tract of Thousand Acre Marsh off Thorntown Road near Port Penn.
CASPIAN TERN was seen in the parking lot at Augustine Beach. LEAST BITTERN
was reported at Grier's Pond along Dutch Neck Road at Thousand Acre Marsh,
along with LITTLE BLUE HERON and CATTLE EGRET, plus a calling
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. CLIFF and BANK SWALLOWS were seen at Silver Run in
Augustine Beach Wildlife Area GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROW with EASTERN
MEADOWLARKS were seen at Prices Park in Middletown.

Kayaking at Dragon Run near Delaware City found 20 WOOD DUCK, 15 LITTLE BLUE
HERON, CATTLE EGRET, and 4 GREEN HERON, GLOSSY IBIS and OSPREY there was
also NORTHERN BOBWHITE, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 6 WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and
flyover BOBOLINK. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and AMERICAN KESTREL were also
reported.

GREAT EGRET was reported at the second pond at the Middle Run Natural Area
along Paper Mill Road. Also reported was BARRED OWL and AMERICAN REDSTART.
WARBLING VIREO and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH were reported at Mt Cuba Piedmont
Wildflower Preserve along with SCARLET TANAGER. PURPLE MARTINS were seen
flying over near Yorklyn. 

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Al Guarente, Drew
Sweet, Mike Hudson, Amy White, Curt Davis, Andy McGann, Colin Campbell, Bob
Stein, Frank Marenghi, Rich Clifton, Steve Graff, Kim Steininger, Bill
Stewart, Holly Merker, Gerry Teig, Jim Austin-Cole, Frank Hawkins, Stephen
Boyle, Steve Sutter, Edie Parmer,  Keith Leonard, Chris Bennett, Hannah
Greenberg, Kelley Nunn, Joe Sebastiani, Derek Stoner, Jerald Reb, Ken Wat,
Rachael Shapiro, Teddy Burke, Chris Rowe, Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Taylor
McLean and Ed Sigda Remember, the birdline needs your sightings. Please call
your reports into 302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next
week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Subject: Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek State Park, 7/30/16
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:35 -0400
The monthly walk along the Brandywine is tomorrow, 7/30/16. We'll meet at
the nature center at Brandywine Creek State Park at 8 am. The entrance is
off Addams Dam Road, in northern Wilmington. The walk goes, rain or shine.
There have been some interesting birds at the park, lots of swallows,
flycatchers and the first Worm-eating Warbler of the season. Post breeding
dispersal will be the highlight of the day. The walk is free, but park
entrance fees are in effect. Boots and bug spray are needed. 

Andy

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Subject: Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: Michael Moore <mcmoore32 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:20:06 -0400
Here is a Google Map link to Greer's Pond

Dropped Pin
near 1210 Dutch Neck Rd, Middletown, DE 19709
https://goo.gl/maps/KrsjBEiBX1N2 

You can only see the pond in Satellite view. 

Mike Moore
Newark, DE

Sent from my iPad

> On Jul 29, 2016, at 9:17 AM, Anne Meddings  wrote:
> 
> Agreed! 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: "Dave Kerr"  
> To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU 
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:16:29 AM 
> Subject: Re: [de-birds] Grier's Pond Least Bittern 
> 
> Three counties or not, like Rob, I am often perplexed by 
> the lack of geographical information provided by DE posters. 
> 
> Adding the county name to the subject line would be very helpful. 
> 
> 
> Dave Kerr 
> Carlisle, PA 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Delaware Birding [mailto:de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of dcoffin5 
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:07 AM 
> To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU 
> Subject: Re: [de-birds] Grier's Pond Least Bittern 
> 
> Hi Rob, Great suggestion... but you will find that Delaware is much smaller 
than PA. We only have 3 counties so very quickly you will learn every birding 
hotspot. PA has like a hundred separate counties, right? Wow, big state to 
cover. Welcome to delaware! 

> This location is NCC. Very close to the canal.It is not labeled on most 
maps... it is very small. If you go up route 9 to the foot of Reedy pt. Bridge, 
take little road to the left, go around 1000 acre marsh to the other side via 
the road alongside the canal. Just after you turn left away from canal you will 
find this location. Land side, not marsh side. PRIVATe property, stay on road 
to view pond. 

> I've been there several times. Sometimes you get real good birds... other 
times nothing but red wing bb's. There are several other hotspots around here, 
use eBird to see other locations. Some of the best birding in the state is 
right in this Del.City - Port Penn area. Enjoy! Dean Coffin Wilmington 

> 
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone 
> -------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye  Date: 
7/29/16 8:47 AM (GMT-05:00) To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU Subject: Re: [de-birds] 
Grier's Pond Least Bittern 

> I am a new resident of Delaware. Where is Grier"s Pond. I humbly suggest 
> that we follow the PA Birds list serve requirement that each post include 
> at least the name of the poster and the county where the sighting occurred. 
> 
> *Rob* 
> 
> Robert W. Blye 
> 34603 Doe Run 
> Lewes DE 19958-3332 
> 302 945-8618 
> 610 213-2413 mobile 
> 
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Subject: Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: Anne Meddings <meganbooth AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:17:55 +0000
Agreed! 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Dave Kerr"  
To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU 
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:16:29 AM 
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Grier's Pond Least Bittern 

Three counties or not, like Rob, I am often perplexed by 
the lack of geographical information provided by DE posters. 

Adding the county name to the subject line would be very helpful. 


Dave Kerr 
Carlisle, PA 


-----Original Message----- 
From: Delaware Birding [mailto:de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of dcoffin5 
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:07 AM 
To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU 
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Grier's Pond Least Bittern 

Hi Rob, Great suggestion... but you will find that Delaware is much smaller 
than PA. We only have 3 counties so very quickly you will learn every birding 
hotspot. PA has like a hundred separate counties, right? Wow, big state to 
cover. Welcome to delaware! 

This location is NCC. Very close to the canal.It is not labeled on most maps... 
it is very small. If you go up route 9 to the foot of Reedy pt. Bridge, take 
little road to the left, go around 1000 acre marsh to the other side via the 
road alongside the canal. Just after you turn left away from canal you will 
find this location. Land side, not marsh side. PRIVATe property, stay on road 
to view pond. 

I've been there several times. Sometimes you get real good birds... other times 
nothing but red wing bb's. There are several other hotspots around here, use 
eBird to see other locations. Some of the best birding in the state is right in 
this Del.City - Port Penn area. Enjoy! Dean Coffin Wilmington 


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone 
-------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye  Date: 
7/29/16 8:47 AM (GMT-05:00) To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU Subject: Re: [de-birds] 
Grier's Pond Least Bittern 

I am a new resident of Delaware. Where is Grier"s Pond. I humbly suggest 
that we follow the PA Birds list serve requirement that each post include 
at least the name of the poster and the county where the sighting occurred. 

*Rob* 

Robert W. Blye 
34603 Doe Run 
Lewes DE 19958-3332 
302 945-8618 
610 213-2413 mobile 

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Subject: Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: Dave Kerr <dsktc AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:16:29 -0400
Three counties or not, like Rob, I am often perplexed by
the lack of geographical information provided by DE posters.

Adding the county name to the subject line would be very helpful.


Dave Kerr
Carlisle, PA 


-----Original Message-----
From: Delaware Birding [mailto:de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of dcoffin5
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:07 AM
To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Grier's Pond Least Bittern

Hi Rob, Great suggestion... but you will find that Delaware is much smaller 
than PA. We only have 3 counties so very quickly you will learn every birding 
hotspot. PA has like a hundred separate counties, right? Wow, big state to 
cover. Welcome to delaware! 

This location is NCC. Very close to the canal.It is not labeled on most maps... 
it is very small. If you go up route 9 to the foot of Reedy pt. Bridge, take 
little road to the left, go around 1000 acre marsh to the other side via the 
road alongside the canal. Just after you turn left away from canal you will 
find this location. Land side, not marsh side. PRIVATe property, stay on road 
to view pond. 

I've been there several times. Sometimes you get real good birds... other times 
nothing but red wing bb's. There are several other hotspots around here, use 
eBird to see other locations. Some of the best birding in the state is right in 
this Del.City - Port Penn area. Enjoy! Dean Coffin Wilmington 


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye  Date: 
7/29/16 8:47 AM (GMT-05:00) To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU Subject: Re: [de-birds] 
Grier's Pond Least Bittern 

I am a new resident of Delaware. Where is Grier"s Pond. I humbly suggest
that we follow the PA Birds list serve requirement that each post include
at least the name of the poster and the county where the sighting occurred.

*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile

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Subject: Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: joe sebastiani <joe AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:15:00 +0000
Best way to do it is to use eBird.org. Got to Explore Data, Explore Hotspots, 
look them up in New Castle County or Delaware, and it will show you where it is 
on the map, and even give you directions if you want. 


Joe Sebastiani
Ashland Nature Center Manager

Delaware Nature Society
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2334 ext. 115
fax (302)239-2473
joe AT delnature.org


-----Original Message-----
From: Delaware Birding [mailto:de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of dcoffin5
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:07 AM
To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Grier's Pond Least Bittern

Hi Rob, Great suggestion... but you will find that Delaware is much smaller 
than PA.  We only have 3 counties so very quickly you will learn every birding 
hotspot.  PA has like a hundred separate counties, right? Wow, big state to 
cover.  Welcome to delaware! 

This location is NCC. Very close to the canal.It is not labeled on most maps... 
it is very small. If you go up route 9 to the foot of Reedy pt. Bridge, take 
little road to the left, go around 1000 acre marsh to the other side via the 
road alongside the canal.  Just after you turn left away from canal you will 
find this location. Land side, not marsh side.  PRIVATe property, stay on road 
to view pond. I've been there several times. Sometimes you get real good 
birds... other times nothing but red wing bb's. There are several other 
hotspots around here, use eBird to see other locations. Some of the best 
birding in the state is right in this Del.City - Port Penn area.Enjoy!Dean 
CoffinWilmington Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone 

-------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye  Date: 
7/29/16 8:47 AM (GMT-05:00) To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU Subject: Re: [de-birds] 
Grier's Pond Least Bittern I am a new resident of Delaware. Where is Grier"s 
Pond. I humbly suggest that we follow the PA Birds list serve requirement that 
each post include at least the name of the poster and the county where the 
sighting occurred. 


*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile

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Subject: Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: dcoffin5 <dcoffin5 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:06:43 -0400
Hi Rob, Great suggestion... but you will find that Delaware is much smaller 
than PA.  We only have 3 counties so very quickly you will learn every birding 
hotspot.  PA has like a hundred separate counties, right? Wow, big state to 
cover.  Welcome to delaware! 

This location is NCC. Very close to the canal.It is not labeled on most maps... 
it is very small. If you go up route 9 to the foot of Reedy pt. Bridge, take 
little road to the left, go around 1000 acre marsh to the other side via the 
road alongside the canal.  Just after you turn left away from canal you will 
find this location. Land side, not marsh side.  PRIVATe property, stay on road 
to view pond.  

I've been there several times. Sometimes you get real good birds... other times 
nothing but red wing bb's. There are several other hotspots around here, use 
eBird to see other locations. Some of the best birding in the state is right in 
this Del.City - Port Penn area.Enjoy!Dean CoffinWilmington 

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-------- Original message --------From: Rob Blye  Date: 
7/29/16 8:47 AM (GMT-05:00) To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU Subject: Re: [de-birds] 
Grier's Pond Least Bittern 

I am a new resident of Delaware. Where is Grier"s Pond. I humbly suggest
that we follow the PA Birds list serve requirement that each post include
at least the name of the poster and the county where the sighting occurred.

*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile

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Subject: Re: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: Rob Blye <rwblye AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:47:57 -0400
I am a new resident of Delaware. Where is Grier"s Pond. I humbly suggest
that we follow the PA Birds list serve requirement that each post include
at least the name of the poster and the county where the sighting occurred.

*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
34603 Doe Run
Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
610 213-2413 mobile

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Subject: Grier's Pond Least Bittern
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:22:15 -0400
Hunting the edge showing nicely!

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Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker Locations
From: Jerald R <Jrebelboy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:03:51 -0400
Hello,

Next week, I'm doing a big day in Sussex, trying to get some new year birds. I 
would really appreciate it if someone could suggest reliable locations for 
Red-headed Woodpecker. 

Also, would it be worthwhile to stop at Redden for Kentucky and Yellow-throated 
Warbler? I haven't seen them reported there in a while. 


Thank you,

Jerald

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Subject: Cape Henlopen Pacific Loon Photos
From: Ed Sigda <sigdae AT PRIMEHOOKBIRDING.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:08:06 -0400
I was able to take some photos of the loon this past evening, which I 
have posted on one of my websites 
(http://www.primehookbirding.com/delmarva/).  The bird was observed 
along the Cape Henlopen Point side of the Inner Breakwater around 7:30 PM.

While searching for the bird I had a flyover White Ibis in with other 
Egrets.

Ed Sigda

Milton, DE

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Subject: Forster's Tern
From: Jerry <jerryhull AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:28:35 -0400
This Forster’s Tern was photographed fishing over Bear Swap yesterday at 
Bombay Hook NWR July 25, 2016. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/doxydad/27950240194/in/dateposted-public/

Photographer:  Jerry Hull of Clayton, DE.

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Subject: Evening Herons Survey Tomorrow
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:04:59 -0400
I will be conducting the second to last evening heron survey of 2016
tomorrow evening in Delaware City beginning at 6:19 pm.  Surveys are
conducted from Battery Park along the sea wall behind the flagpole across
from Crabby Dick's.  The survey is conducted as the Delaware Division of
Parks and Recreation's ongoing monitoring of the heronry on Pea Patch
Island.  July is the first survey when we see large numbers of juvenile
birds moving to and from the island to forage on their own.  It is a great
opportunity to learn, or refine your ID skills with white egrets.  We
usually also see at least a few shorebirds and terns in addition to wading
birds.  I hope you can join us.

Chris Bennett
Milford, DE

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Subject: Re: eBird Report - Cape Henlopen SP--Breakwater Harbor, Jul 25, 2016
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:31:31 -0400
I have posted some photos on ebird. We are talking about digiscope photos
from a good distance away; while the quality is not professional, I believe
that the bird can be identified as a Pacific Loon.

I am also uploading 4 videos to my You Tube. When I have the links, I will
send them on.

Taylor McLean
Baltimire, MD
Tmclean1090 AT gmail.com

On Jul 25, 2016 5:01 PM,  wrote:

> Cape Henlopen SP--Breakwater Harbor, Sussex, Delaware, US
> Jul 25, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     I believe I have relocated the Pacific Loon first reported
> by Bruce Peterjohn at Cape Henlopen
> 2 species
>
> Black Scoter  3     female; video compares this bird to the loon
> Pacific Loon  1     I am at Cape Henlopen on the bay side, next to the
> "Closed No Entry" sign for the plovers.
>  Looking out at the red lighthouse, I have been observing and filming and
> photo in the loon for about an hour.
>  I believe the proportions of the bird rule out Common Loon; compared to
> the height of the head from the water, the length of this bird is not long
> enuf to be a common loon. Nape supports a Pacific Loon, although the
> molting may complicate the id. The bill supports a Pacific Loon over
> Common; the bill is straight, relatively thin, and not so long.
>  The bird is not a red-throated loon, which has a thin neck and is overall
> more dainty  than the Pacific. This bird has a thick neck and is in my
> opinion bulkier than the red-throated.
>
> I will post the movies on You Tube and the photos on ebird. And I will
> send an email with the links
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30847515
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>

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Subject: Re: Pacific Loon at Cape Henlopen Point
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:26:11 -0400
At 11:23 am As high tide is coming in more, the loon swam out closer to the
Cape May lighthouse and closer to the ocean. I have lost the bird now.

Taylor McLean
On Jul 25, 2016 11:17 AM, "Robert McLean"  wrote:

> I am at Cape Henlopen on the bay side, next to the "Closed No Entry" sign
> for the plovers.
> Looking out at the red lighthouse, I have been observing and filming and
> photo in the loon for about an hour.
> I believe the proportions of the bird rule out Common Loon; compared to
> the height of the head from the water, the length of this bird is not long
> enuf to be a common loon. Nape supports a Pacific Loon, although the
> molting may complicate the id. The bill supports a Pacific Loon over
> Common; the bill is straight, relatively thin, and not so long.
> The bird is not a red-throated loon, which has a thin neck and is overall
> more dainty  than the Pacific. This bird has a thick neck and is in my
> opinion bulkier than the red-throated.
>
> I will post the movies on You Tube and the photos on ebird. And I will
> send an email with the links
>
> Good birding
>
> Taylor McLean
> Baltimore md
> Tmclean1090 AT gmail.com
> On Jul 23, 2016 7:53 AM, "Frank Rohrbacher" <
> 0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request AT lists.princeton.edu> wrote:
>
>>
>> I apologize for not getting this info out earlier.  Bruce Peterjohn  wrote
>> me about a Pacific Loon that he saw yesterday from Cape Henlopen  point.
>> He
>> reports that it was a molting immature and likely can  not fly.  If you
>> are
>> in the area this weekend please check for the  bird.  Pacific Loon would
>> be
>> a new Delaware State record.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Frank Rohrbacher
>> Wilmington, Delaware
>>
>>
>> Hello, Frank:
>>
>>
>> If you are birding in DE this weekend, I found an immature Pacific Loon
>> from the Point at Cape Henlopen this morning between 7:50-8:15. The bird
>> was
>> at  the base of the red lighthouse along the inner breakwall. It preened
>> there for  apr. 15 minutes and then slowly swam along the south side of
>> the
>> breakwall until  it disappeared from view. Saw the bird well (have
>> description)
>> but no photos--it  will probably take a boat to obtain good photos. I saw
>> a
>> Common Loon from the  Point about 2 weeks ago but this was definitely a
>> different bird. The loon is in  molt and cannot fly so won't be going far
>> but
>> could be swimming around Lewes  harbor and avoiding areas frequented by
>> boats
>> on  weekends.
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Subject: Re: Pacific Loon at Cape Henlopen Point
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:17:35 -0400
I am at Cape Henlopen on the bay side, next to the "Closed No Entry" sign
for the plovers.
Looking out at the red lighthouse, I have been observing and filming and
photo in the loon for about an hour.
I believe the proportions of the bird rule out Common Loon; compared to the
height of the head from the water, the length of this bird is not long enuf
to be a common loon. Nape supports a Pacific Loon, although the molting may
complicate the id. The bill supports a Pacific Loon over Common; the bill
is straight, relatively thin, and not so long.
The bird is not a red-throated loon, which has a thin neck and is overall
more dainty  than the Pacific. This bird has a thick neck and is in my
opinion bulkier than the red-throated.

I will post the movies on You Tube and the photos on ebird. And I will send
an email with the links

Good birding

Taylor McLean
Baltimore md
Tmclean1090 AT gmail.com
On Jul 23, 2016 7:53 AM, "Frank Rohrbacher" <
0000007c6769d2e2-dmarc-request AT lists.princeton.edu> wrote:

>
> I apologize for not getting this info out earlier.  Bruce Peterjohn  wrote
> me about a Pacific Loon that he saw yesterday from Cape Henlopen  point.
> He
> reports that it was a molting immature and likely can  not fly.  If you are
> in the area this weekend please check for the  bird.  Pacific Loon would be
> a new Delaware State record.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Frank Rohrbacher
> Wilmington, Delaware
>
>
> Hello, Frank:
>
>
> If you are birding in DE this weekend, I found an immature Pacific Loon
> from the Point at Cape Henlopen this morning between 7:50-8:15. The bird
> was
> at  the base of the red lighthouse along the inner breakwall. It preened
> there for  apr. 15 minutes and then slowly swam along the south side of the
> breakwall until  it disappeared from view. Saw the bird well (have
> description)
> but no photos--it  will probably take a boat to obtain good photos. I saw a
> Common Loon from the  Point about 2 weeks ago but this was definitely a
> different bird. The loon is in  molt and cannot fly so won't be going far
> but
> could be swimming around Lewes  harbor and avoiding areas frequented by
> boats
> on  weekends.
>
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Subject: Silver Lake, Rehobeth
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:00:16 -0400
Highlights of a short trip to Silver Lake included:
Foster's Tern - 3
Laughing Gull - 64

Good birding!

Taylor McLean
Baltimore, MD
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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 22nd, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:44:45 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*July 22, 2016
* DEST1607.22
	
*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Snow Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Clapper Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
MARBLED GODWIT
WHIMBREL
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-Will's-Widow
Whip-poor-will
Red-headed Woodpecker
Horned Lark
Bank Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler 
Prothonotary Warbler
American Redstart
Black and White Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Dickcissel
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: July 22, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, July 22nd,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list remains
at 315 species this week. 

For some reason one of the most difficult shorebirds to find in Delaware is
the WHIMBREL. Although common in coastal New Jersey and Maryland, WHIMBRELS
show up only briefly in Delaware and are hard to find. New this week was
three sightings of WHIMBRELS in Sussex County. Two were seen at Savage's
Ditch in Delaware Seashore State Park, seen by kayak. Another WHIMBREL was
seen on the bayside mudflats at Cape Henlopen State Park. WHIMBREL was also
seen along the Prime Hook Beach Road near Milton.

Some other highlights from Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge included a
male breeding plumage WILSON'S PHALAROPE at the bridge on Cods Road last
Tuesday, along with 3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. An
immature WHITE IBIS was seen along the Prime Hook Beach Road. Also reported
at Prime Hook Beach was RUDDY TURNSTONE, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, WESTERN, LEAST, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER,
BLACK SKIMMER, LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN. A DICKCISSEL was found along
Fowler's Beach Road. That bird was seen halfway down the road after the
first sharp turn along the woods edge. Also reported were 18 BOBOLINK,
ORCHARD ORIOLE, and a COOPER'S HAWK. SUMMER TANAGER continues be reported at
Prime Hook along the entrance road plus  EASTERN MEADOWLARK and GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW seen in the fields. Warblers seen included a pair of AMERICAN
REDSTARTS (male and female), BLACK AND WHITE, and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER. 

Besides the previous reported WHIMBREL, a total of 22 WHITE IBIS were
counted in two separate flocks at Savages Ditch in Delaware Seashore State
Park below Dewey Beach. Also reported were GLOSSY IBIS, TRICOLORED HERON,
GREAT and SNOWY EGRET. Shorebirds found included SOLITARY SANDPIPER, EASTERN
and a WESTERN WILLET plus SEMIPALMATED PLOVER along with ROYAL and COMMON
TERN. A NORTHERN HARRIER was reported flying over the Rehoboth Marshes from
Burton's Island. 

BROWN PELICANS are now being seen along the Delaware coast. Four were seen
at Savages Ditch and 2 were at Burton's Island. Eleven BROWN PELICANS were
seen off of Key Box Road at Delaware Seashore State Park. BROWN PELICAN was
also reported at Gordon's Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park. Four more BROWN
PELICANS were seen off Rehoboth Beach at Queen Street. Also seen at the
Queen Street was a COMMON LOON on the ocean and COMMON TERNS plus
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH in the pines. A count of 31 ROYAL TERNS was reported
at the Marina View Condos in Dewey Beach.

Lots of shorebirds are being seen at Cape Henlopen State Park at The Point.
A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen along the bayside mudflats along with
PECTORAL, LEAST, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. Also seen were RUDDY TURNSTONE,
SANDERLING, and a single RED KNOT. Seven AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were at the
Point plus 5 PIPING and 16 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. A female RED-BREASTED
MERGANSER continues to be seen from the Point parking lot. Terns reported
included LEAST, ROYAL, and COMMON TERN. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and PRAIRIE
WARBLER were reported at the campground.

BLACK-NECKED STILT, WILLET, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, plus WESTERN
SANDPIPER reported at Gordon's Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park north of
Rehoboth Beach, along with 3 PIED-BILLED GREBES. Waders included 45 SNOWY
EGRET, 2 GREEN HERONS, and 16 GLOSSY IBIS. SEASIDE SPARROWS were found in
the marsh along the Rehoboth- Lewes canal. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, BLUE
GROSBEAK and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were found along the bike trail. 

Three COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen flying over the dunes at Gordon's Pond.
Four COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were found at the Cape Henlopen campground in the
early morning hours along with 4 calling CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOWS and a GREAT
HORNED OWL. COMMON NIGHTHAWK was also reported at Broadkill Beach today. A
late evening at Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area found 5
WHIP-POOR-WILLS and a distant CHUCKS-WILL'S -WIDOW, plus a calling EASTERN
SCREECH OWL. 

MUTE SWAN and RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continue to be seen at Assawoman
Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island. A LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported along
White's Neck near Ocean View. A VESPER SPARROW was found along Ponders Road
near Ellendale on Wednesday.

There were several sightings of YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON this week.
Immature birds were seen at Burton's Island, Cape Henlopen and the
observation point trail at headquarters in Prime Hook. Four YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT HERONS including adults were seen at Night Heron Island in Bombay Hook
National Wildlife Refuge at Bear Swamp.

The first MARBLED GODWIT of the season was reported at Bombay Hook on
Saturday, with AMERICAN AVOCETS at Raymond Pool at high tide. The peak count
was 82 AVOCETS at Bombay Hook plus BLACK-NECKED STILTS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
KILLDEER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, WILLET, SPOTTED, SOLITARY,
SEMIPALMATED, WESTERN, and LEAST SANDPIPER plus 1000 SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHERS. A LEAST BITTERN was seen at the southeast corner of Sheerness
Pool. Other waders included TRICOLORED and LITTLE BLUE HERON, BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT HERON, and GLOSSY IBIS. Raptors reported included OSPREY, COOPER'S
HAWK and 7 BALD EAGLES. Two LEAST TERNS were seen on the mudflats at Bear
Swamp, along with CASPIAN and FORSTER'S TERN. A pair of DICKCISSELS were
heard along the Allee House Road. Landbirds reported included YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO, HORNED LARK, BANK SWALLOW, MARSH WREN, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER,
GRASSHOPPER and SEASIDE SPARROW. NORTHERN BOBWHITE and WILD TURKEY continue
to be found at the refuge. Three AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen further north at
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area. 

A BONAPARTE'S GULL in winter plumage was seen at Port Mahon along with an
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER. Other shorebirds found included WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE and SANDERLING. Twenty-four ROYAL TERNS were seen
on the pilings. Eighteen OSPREYS were along the bay and a NORTHERN HARRIER
was seen hunting over the Port Mahon marsh. Both SALTMARSH and SEASIDE
SPARROW were found along the Port Mahon Road.

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SPOTTED and
LEAST SANDPIPER, both YELLOWLEGS and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at
Mispillion Inlet with LEAST and ROYAL TERN. SEASIDE SPARROW and CLAPPER RAIL
were reported along Lighthouse Road going to the DuPont Nature Center.

An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen flying across Hercules Road at
Lancaster Pike. That bird landed in the trees at the old Hercules Golf
Course. This may be a leftover form the birds reported last spring from
Winterthur and Bellevue State Park. The first sign of fall migration was a
WORM-EATING WARBLER with an OVENBIRD at Brandywine Creek State Park near
Wilmington. Also reported was a BLUE GROSBEAK in the fields by the nature
center. Another BLUE GROSBEAK was reported at Ashland Nature Center. A
continuing SNOW GOOSE was seen at the Peterson Urban Wildlife Area in
downtown Wilmington along with MARSH WREN. BARRED OWL and NORTHERN PARULA
were reported along the headwaters of Christiana Creek at Christine Manor,
west of Newark. 

The ABA cruise out of Delaware City produced 250 DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT
plus 75 GREAT BLUE HERON, 125 GREAT EGRETS, 100 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 300
CATTLE EGRETS, 18 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, and 25 GLOSSY IBIS. Also seen
were 6 BALD EAGLES, 4 OSPREY, and CASPIAN TERN. Birds found from Delaware
City included NORTHERN BOBWHITE, YELLOW WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

A YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO continues to be seen at the Ashton Track near Port
Penn. Three LEAST TERNS was again reported at Thousand Acre Marsh from the
south side of the Reedy Point Bridge. The Western section of the C& D Canal
by Summit Bridge had 12 LITTLE BLUE HERONS and 4 GLOSSY IBIS. Also found was
3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, BLUE GROSBEAK, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Scott Schreiber,
Dick Plambeck, Racheal Shapiro, Mike Bowen, Carlton Groff, Rich Clifton,
Bill Fintel, Gary and Judy Charles, Linda Lorenz, George Armstead, Kim
Steininger, Bill Stewart, Holly Merker, Brian Henderson, Gerry Teig, Andrew
Markel, Ian Gardner, Bob Klarquist, Eric Albright, Tim Freiday, Frank Lenik,
Keith Leonard, Chris Bennett, Hannah Greenberg, Kelley Nunn, Joe Sebastiani,
Derek Stoner, Damon Orsetti, Jerald Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy Burke, Chris Rowe,
Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Alissa Kegelman, and Bob Rufe. Remember, the
birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or
email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you
good birding!

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Subject: Re: I sent you a document Via Dropbox
From: Rob Blye <rwblye AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:16:36 -0400
It is likely spam of some sort. Do not respond to n link.

On Jul 22, 2016 11:28 AM, "dcoffin5"  wrote:

> who are you and why are u sending me a doc????
>
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From: NervousBirds <nervousbirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:31:51 -0400
It's spam. DO NOT OPEN IT!!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 22, 2016, at 11:28 AM, dcoffin5  wrote:
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> who are you and why are u sending me a doc????
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> I sent you a file via Dropbox ,it's stored on-line at Dropbox to open this 
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Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:28:08 -0400
who are you and why are u sending me a doc????


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Subject: Aug 20-21 Overnight Lewes, DE Pelagic
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:23:01 -0400
We are running a trip out of Lewes, DE to the deep (over 6,00') waters
beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf.  The trip will leave at 10:30 PM
and return at approximately 4:30 PM the next day.  The cost is $225 per
person.  We still need about 20 people to get the trip to sail.

Past trips of ours in the Mid-Atlantic region at this time of year have
found great birds like FEA'S PETREL (once), HERALD/TRINDADE PETREL (once),
BLACK-CAPPEP PETREL (several times), BAND-RUMPED and LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS
(most trips), WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL (multiple trips), SOUTH POLAR SKUA
(multiple trips), LONG-TAILED JAEGER (multiple trips), SABINE'S GULL
(once), BRIDLED TERM (multiple trips), and more regular species like
CORY'S, GREAT, and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.  We've also found good cetaceans in these deep waters
such as CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE, PILOT WHALE, RISSO'S DOLPHIN, and even
STRIPED DOLPHIN.

We will be aboard the approximately 100' long THELMA DALE V.  Our plan is
to head out to the deep waters beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf in
the dark and set out a chum slick.  We will spend some time at first
light scanning
the storm-petrel flock since this has been our best method for finding
Band-rumped
and Leach's Storm-Petrels. When we feel we've covered the slick well, we'll
work other areas until we head for home.  We expect to spend most of our
offshore time in Maryland waters.

Sleeping conditions are roughly camping style, and the choice of sleeping
space will be determined by the order people signed up.  People who sign up
early get first pick of where they wish to sleep.  Sleeping bags and ground
pads are the way to go, and people will be sleeping on benches, the cabin
floor, and on the upper deck.  We will limit the number of participants so
as not to overcrowd the boat.

See Life Paulagics always provides friendly, helpful, and approachable
leaders for all of our trips. We use radios to get the word of any
sightings around the boat quickly. It is important to us to get the
participants on the birds and make sure they are comfortable with the IDs,
not just create a good trip list.

Be sure to check out our web site for information on how to sign up,
and to review
our policies. If you have any questions or need more information, please
feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.

Hope to see you aboard!


-PAG
-- 







*Paul A. GurisSee Life PaulagicsPO Box 161Green Lane, PA
18054215-234-6805www.paulagics.com paulagics.com
 AT gmail.com info AT paulagics.com
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Subject: Test
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:15:28 -0400
Test only

Taylor McLean

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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 15th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:44:23 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*July 15, 2016
* DEST1607.15
	
*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Black Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Clapper Rail
Common Gallinule
SANDHILL CRANE
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
RUFF
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
SANDWICH TERN
Black Skimmer
Eurasian Collared Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech Owl
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chuck-Wills-Widow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Fish Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Bobolink

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: July 15, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, July 15th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list remains
at 315 species this week. 

Last weekend, a spectacular breeding plumage black RUFF was found on the
Augustine Creek Causeway of Route 9, south of Port Penn. This is a narrow
road between the impoundment and the bayshore, parking is at the south end
by the pump house. Birders looking for the RUFF also had 2 WILLETS fly in,
along with SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPER with LEAST, SEMIPALMATED, and
WESTERN SANDPIPER. A pair of SANDHILL CRANES was found on the far side of
the impoundments. Other long-legged waders included LEAST BITTERN, LITTLE
BLUE and GREEN HERON, GREAT and SNOWY EGRET, plus GLOSSY IBIS. Other birds
reported included CLAPPER RAIL, 20 BANK SWALLOWS -flying over, MARSH WREN,
YELLOW WARBLER, and WILLOW FLYCATCHER.

30 CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen at the Appoquinimink bridge along Route 9 south
of Augustine Creek along with NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, PURPLE MARTIN,
2 CLAPPER RAILS and BALD EAGLE. Large numbers of CATTLE EGRETS are being
seen at the cattle farm along Bayview Road along with GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.
Four BOBOLINK and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were seen at Stave's Landing. NORTHERN
BOBWHITE and 5 BANK SWALLOWS were found at Cedar Swamp Road near Collins
Beach.

Four LEAST TERNS were found at Thousand Acre Marsh along Route 9 south of
Delaware City. Those birds of been seen on the old duck blind at the
intersection of Reedy Point Road and from the observation deck at the Ashton
tract. A peak count of 20 MARSH WRENS were also reported along with 5 BALD
EAGLES and an OSPREY. A BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER was found at the Aston Track
along with YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. COMMON GALLINULE was heard calling at Port
Penn impoundments of Augustine Wildlife Area. LEAST BITTERN was found at
Grier's Pond, along with a flyover SANDHILL CRANE.

The Heron count at Delaware City included 40 GREAT BLUE HERON, 75 GREAT
EGRET, 200 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 40 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, and 143 GLOSSY
IBIS. The ABA boat trip around Pea Patch Island found 12 BALD EAGLES, 5
OSPREY, and 300 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS plus CASPIAN TERN and 300 FISH
CROWS. Also reported in Delaware City has been NORTHERN BOBWHITE, BANK
SWALLOW, and PURPLE MARTIN.

Downstate, three SANDWICH TERNS were found feeding over the ponds at
Mulberry Landing in Assawoman Wildlife Area. Also reported was COMMON TERN
and MUTE SWAN. REDHEADED WOODPECKER continues be found at Assawoman along
with both WHITE-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH. A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
was found in the strawberry fields on the Camp Barnes Road. In nearby
Selbyville, two EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES continue to be found at the
intersection of McCabe and Main Street.

BLACK TERNS continue be seen at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near
Milton. Two were seen off the Broadkill Beach Road and 3 were seen along the
Observation Trail at headquarters. An AMERICAN BITTERN was also reported
along the Observation Trail plus SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER,
GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. BLACK SKIMMER, ROYAL and LEAST TERN were seen
at Broadkill Beach along with 24 BLACK -NECKED STILTS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
19 KILLDEER, and WILLET. SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and PECTORAL SANDPIPER were
found at Fowler's Beach Road, along with SPOTTED, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPER. 

Nine WHITE IBIS were seen at Savage's Ditch in Delaware Seashore State Park,
along with 37 GLOSSY IBIS, 2 TRICOLORED HERON, 2 BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON,
55 GREAT EGRETS and 75 SNOWY EGRETS. There was also 4 BROWN PELICANS flying
by and 36 OSPREY. An immature WHITE IBIS was found at Indian River Inlet,
along with GREEN HERON, SNOWY EGRET and CLAPPER RAIL. A lone COMMON TERN was
feeding under the Indian River Inlet Bridge. 

Five BROWN PELICANS were seen at The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park along
with 4 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and 2 PIPING PLOVERS.
A WHIMBREL was seen flying past The Point on Tuesday. The only unusual terns
reported this week were a LEAST and ROYAL TERN at Cape Henlopen.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and RED-THROATED LOON were seen at The Point and a
drake BLACK SCOTER was seen in the ocean from the Hawk Watch.

A late LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was found at the Redden Rest Stop at Redden
State Forest. WILD TURKEY and PILEATED WOODPECKER were found along Deer
Forest Road. A LEAST BITTERN was heard calling at the Welch Road Pond, west
of Harrington. A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was reported over Seaford. A pair of
CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS were still calling at Milford Neck Wildlife Area near Big
Stone Beach along with an EASTERN SCREECH OWL on Saturday.

A large flock of 120 AMERICAN AVOCETS has arrived in Raymond Pool at Bombay
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna on Sunday along with BLACK-NECKED
STILT, WILLET, SEMIPALMATED, LEAST, and 20 WESTERN SANDPIPERS. LEAST BITTERN
and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON were seen at Bear Swamp. LITTLE BLUE HERON and
GLOSSY IBIS were seen at Sheerness Pool. A high count of 19 BALD EAGLES were
found at the refuge plus CLAPPER RAIL, CASPIAN TERN, NORTHERN BOBWHITE, and
WILD TURKEY.

LEAST TERN and a BLACK SKIMMER were found at Woodland Beach along the
Delaware Bayshore. 16 ROYAL TERNS and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER were found at Port
Mahon. A BARRED OWL was calling in downtown Smyrna by Lake Como. Another
BARRED OWL was reported near Newark at Christine Manor.

A BLACK -ROWNED NIGHT HERON was found on the rocks at Harry's Pond at the
Brandywine Town Center on Concord Pike. Also reported were GREEN HERON,
KILLDEER, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER. WILLOW FLYCATCHER was found in the trees
surrounded the pond. VEERY and OVENBIRD were reported at the Mt Cuba Center.


Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Mike Bowen,
Carlton Groff, Steve Collins, Art Zdancewic, Rich Clifton, Gina Sheridan,
Rachael Shapiro, Dave Fees, Hank Davis, Steve Graff, Jeff Gordon, George
Armstead, Al Guarente,  Kim Steininger, Bill Stewart, Holly Merker, Sally
O'Byrne, Michael Smith, Gerry Teig, Jim Austin-Cole, Brian Quindlen, Edie
Parmer, Jeff Holmes, Rod Murray, Doug Wentzel, Tim Freiday, Frank Lenik,
Keith Leonard, Chris Bennett, Hannah Greenberg, Kelley Nunn, Joe Sebastiani,
Brian Henderson, Andy McGann, Jerald Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy Burke, Chris Rowe,
Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Dick Plambeck, Sean McCandless, and Joe Russell.
Remember, the birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into
302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy
Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Subject: Vesper Sparrows on Ponder Rd.
From: Jerald R <Jrebelboy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:01:58 -0400
Hello all,

Could someone please tell me where on Ponder Rd. the VESP are usually seen? I 
drove down there tonight and didn't see or hear any. 


Thank you,

Jerald

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Subject: Least Terns at 1,000 Acre Marsh
From: Rodney Murray <rcmurray213 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:34:14 -0400
     Four Least Terns are currently flying all over the water at 1,000 Acre
Marsh.  My viewing area was the old boat ramp by the empty house to the
right of the parking lot of the Ashton Tract.

Rod Murray, Middletown DE

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Subject: Ruff and more at Augustine Causeway
From: Joe Sebastiani <bunker17 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:33:54 -0400
First, thank you Kelley Nunn for finding and reporting a black Ruff at 
Augustine Causeway yesterday afternoon. Brian Henderson and I arrived about an 
hour after it was reported and relocated the bird after a half-hour very heavy 
rainstorm associating with Lesser Yellowlegs and Short-billed Dowitchers in the 
northern section of the wetland. Light was bad, but the bird was easy to pick 
out. After we found the Ruff, we located at least 2 Western Sandpiper 
associating with about 30 Semipalmated Sandpiper much closer to the road by the 
northern end of the roadside "canal". In the WAY back of the wetland, we scoped 
2 distant Sandhill Crane walking along the back edge, and just before we left, 
and another extremely heavy rainstorm moved in, 2 Willet flew in from the south 
and settled into the back of the southern part of the wetland. Roadside 
pull-offs are located at the northern and southern end of the causeway. eBird 
checklist is here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30623199. 


Joe Sebastiani

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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 8th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 19:32:19 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*July 8, 2016
* DEST1607.08
	
*Birds mentioned
Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Virginia Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Stilt Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
GULL-BILLED TERN
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
ROSEATE TERN
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Veery
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: July 8, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, July 8th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of
Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list increased
to 315 species this week. A total of 9 species of TERN were reported this
week in the state!

New this week was a pair of BLACK TERNS at the south side of the Broadkill
Beach Impoundments in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. ROYAL
TERN and BLACK SKIMMER were also reported at Prime Hook. Shorebird numbers
are beginning to increase along Prime Hook Beach Road with 24 BLACK-NECKED
STILTS, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 19 KILLDEER, plus SPOTTED SANDPIPER, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. Another good place for sandpipers
has been 13 Curves Rd. with BLACK NECKED STILT, SPOTTED, LEAST and
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, both LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHER. BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was calling by the Boardwalk area by the
Prime Hook headquarters yesterday. Also reported at Prime Hook were SUMMER
TANAGER, BLACK AND WHITE, PROTHONOTARY, and YELLOW WARBLERS plus
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.

Three GULL-BILLED and 2 ROSEATE TERNS were found at Cape Henlopen State Park
along the bayside at The Point. Also reported was 40 COMMON TERNS plus
FORSTER'S, LEAST, and ROYAL TERN. Four AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and 2 PIPING
PLOVERS were reported at the point plus a RUDDY TURNSTONE. A female
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen off the Harbor of Refuge, BROWN PELICAN seen
from the Hawk watch, and NORTHERN BOBWHITE was calling at Fort Miles.
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was also found at Fort Miles. Four AMERICAN AVOCETS
were found at Gordon's Pond, north of Rehoboth Beach along with GREATER
YELLOWLEGS and WILLET plus a BLACK SKIMMER. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and PINE
WARBLER were found in the woods at Gordon's Pond. Waders seen included GREEN
HERON, SNOWY and GREAT EGRET.

WHITE IBIS continue be seen along Delaware Seashore State Park. 14 WHITE
IBIS were reported at Burton's Island behind the North Marina at Indian
River Inlet. Those birds were seen from the third boardwalk if you take the
trail counterclockwise. GLOSSY IBIS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT, PINE WARBLER and 3 BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were found at Burton's
Island. BROWN PELICAN was reported off the ocean at Indian River Inlet. An
immature WHITE IBIS and TRICOLORED HERON were reported at Savage's Ditch at
Delaware Seashore State Park. BROWN PELICANS were seen offshore at Dewey
Beach. Eight ROYAL TERNS and a BLACK SKIMMER were reported at the Marina
View Hotel in Dewey Beach along with 23 SNOWY EGRETS, 36 GLOSSY IBIS, and
GREEN HERON.

BROWN PELICAN was also seen at Bethany Beach, along with AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHER, ROYAL TERN, and GREEN HERON. A peak count of 44 WOOD DUCKS
were found at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island along with
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and PINE WARBLER.

A pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Herring Creek on Angola Neck are now
bringing their two young birds to the nearby feeder. Two VESPER and
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were found along Ponder Road near Ellendale on Sunday.
PROTHONOTARY and WORM-EATING WARBLERS were found at Philips Landing in the
Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Laurel, along with YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and
PILEATED WOODPECKER.

STILT, PECTORAL, and WESTERN SANDPIPER were reported at Raymond Pool in
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Water levels have been
drawn down for the southern migration of shorebirds. BLACK-BELLIED and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LEAST and GREATER YELLOWLEGS,
BLACK-NECKED STILT and AMERICAN AVOCET were also reported at the refuge. A
SNOW GOOSE was seen opposite SHEERNESS POOL along with LEAST and CASPIAN
TERNS. A VIRGINIA RAIL with 7 downy young was seen at Sheerness. NORTHERN
BOBWHITE and WILD TURKEY were heard calling from the visitor center. Five
CLIFF SWALLOWS and BANK SWALLOW were reported at Raymond Pool on Saturday.
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and LITTLE BLUE HERON were found at Bear Swamp. A
SUMMER TANAGER was found at Finis Pool. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was reported on
the road to the Allee House.

A male BOBOLINK, still in breeding plumage, was found on the wire along
Whitehall Neck Road heading towards Bombay Hook. A CASPIAN TERN, both
YELLOWLEGS, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were found at
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area along with GLOSSY IBIS. In Dover, a BARRED OWL
continues to be seen at the old Dover High School near Silver Lake, along
with COOPER'S HAWK and KILLDEER. NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS and PURPLE
MARTINS were reported at the Delaware State University aquaculture farming
facility in Dover.

Three CLIFF SWALLOWS continue to be seen at the Appoquinimink River Bridge
off Route 9. BOBWHITE, LITTLE BLUE HERON, and CATTLE EGRET reported at
Stave's Landing. More BOBWHITE plus OVENBIRD and YELLOW WARBLER reported at
Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area near Collin's Beach.

Three LEAST BITTERNS were seen along Dragon Run near Delaware City along
with 15 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, CATTLE EGRET, GREEN HERON, GLOSSY IBIS and 6
BALD EAGLES. Two ROYAL TERNS and 420 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were found on
the ABA cruise around Pea Patch Island on Wednesday. Waders seen around Pea
Patch Island included 75 GREAT EGRETS, 12 SNOWY EGRETS, 18 LITTLE BLUE
HERONS, 200 CATTLE EGRET, 35 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, 300 GLOSSY IBIS,
and a peak count of 18 BALD EAGLES. Some unusual birds from the cruise
included YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, MARSH WREN, and ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW.

A NORTHERN PARULA was found at Christine Manor in Newark. NORTHERN PARULA,
OVENBIRD and VEERY were found at White Clay Creek State Park at Hopkins
Bridge. OVENBIRD, VEERY, and PILEATED WOODPECKER were reported at Ashland
Nature Center in Hockessin. A SPOTTED SANDPIPER was found today along the
Red Clay Creek at Auburn Height's in Yorklyn. Four species of VIREO:
YELLOW-THROATED, WARBLING, WHITE-EYE, and RED-EYED were reported at Granogue
along the Brandywine Creek. Also reported were PRAIRIE WARBLER, SCARLET
TANAGER, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and BLACK VULTURE. Eight WOOD DUCKS in a family
group were seen at Brandywine Creek State Park. 

Another SPOTTED SANDPIPER was found on the rocks at Brandywine Park on
Sunday. A SNOW GOOSE continues to be seen at the Peterson Urban Wildlife
Refuge at the Wilmington Riverfront. PEREGRINE FALCONS continue be seen in
downtown Wilmington.

A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK was reported this week at Lum's Pond State Park. This
is a rare breeder in Delaware or an early migrant. COOPER'S HAWKS were found
near Middletown along Cleaver Farm Road, Little Neck Wildlife Area near
Prime Hook, Cape Henlopen, and the Golf Park in Rehoboth. RED-SHOULDERED
HAWKS were seen in Dover, Bear and Newark. 

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Mike Moore, Rich
Clifton, Dave Fees, Jeff Gordon, George Armstead, Kim Steininger, Bill
Stewart, Sally O'Byrne, Demon Orsetti, Martin Dellwo, Gerry Teig, Jim
Austin-Cole, Karen Prager, Jeff Holmes, Mark Johnson, Doug Wentzel, Jeff
Shenot, Chia Chiappone, Tim Freiday, Frank Lenik, Keith Leonard, Chris
Bennett, Kelley Nunn, Joe Sebastiani, Jerald Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy Burke,
Chris Rowe, Diane Kane, Lynn Smith, Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Caroline
Lindauer, and Joe Russell. Remember, the birdline needs your sightings.
Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net.
Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, July 1st, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 07:16:07 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*July 1, 2016
* DEST1607.01
	
*Birds mentioned
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Black Swan
Wood Duck
Surf Scoter
Ring-necked Pheasant
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Least Bittern 
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Clapper Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
RUFF
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
ROSEATE TERN
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Willow Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
COMMON RAVEN
Bank Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Summer tanager
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: July 1, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For the Fourth of July weekend, on Friday, July 1st,  this is Birdline
Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. Happy
4th of July everybody! The unofficial Delaware year list remained at 314
species this week.

A male RUFF in breeding plumage was seen again this week at Prime Hook
National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. The bird was seen along 13 Curves Rd.,
near the intersection with Cods Road. SPOTTED SANDPIPER and YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO were also reported. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen again this week
at the intersection of Cods and Prime Hook Beach Road. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER
and GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen along Prime Hook Beach Road along with LEAST
and ROYAL TERN plus 70 BLACK SKIMMERS. A pair of SUMMER TANAGERS were seen
at Fleetwood Pond by the refuge headquarters. 

A pair of ROSEATE TERNS continue to be seen at the bayside of The Point
parking lot at Cape Henlopen State Park. Lots of terns are using the Harbor
of Refuge, including LEAST, CASPIAN, COMMON, ROYAL, and BLACK SKIMMER. Also
reported was AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER and PIPING PLOVER of The Point. COMMON
NIGHTHAWK was found at Cape Henlopen at Fort Miles along with BROWN HEADED
NUTHATCH, EASTERN WOOD PEEWEE, PINE and PRAIRIE WARBLER. BLACK SKIMMER was
also seen at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. 

A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was found at Gordon's Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park
along with BLACK-NECKED STILT, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, and WILLET. TERNS there
included LEAST, ROYAL, COMMON, and BLACK SKIMMER. Waders seen included GREEN
HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, GREAT and SNOWY EGRETS. A pair of LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS were seen on the beach. Four COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were found flying over
the dunes. Landbirds included 8 BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES plus PINE and
PRAIRIE WARBLER.

The previous reported BLACK SWAN seen last week at Gordon's Pond was found
at Quillen's Point along Cedar Neck near Bethany Beach. A SURF SCOTER was
found at Indian River Inlet along with FORSTER'S TERNS and LAUGHING GULLS
feeding in the inlet. A BLACK SCOTER was seen on the ocean at Tower Road in
Delaware Seashore State Park south of Dewey Beach. 

An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER with a juvenal bird was photographed at
Herring Creek on Angola Neck. A pair of VESPER SPARROWS were found along
Ponder Road at the intersection of Holly Tree Road near Ellendale.
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, ORCHARD ORIOLE, PRAIRIE WARBLER, and YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT was found in a yard in Greenwood. A female AMERICAN KESTREL was seen in
Seaford along Dulany St at the Penco Warehouses. 

Shorebirds are about to arrive back in Delaware. WESTERN, LEAST, and
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS along with 3 AMERICAN AVOCETS, LESSER and GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were found at
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Lots of BLACK-NECKED
STILTS are being seen including downy young out of the nest. CASPIAN,
FORSTER'S and ROYAL TERN have been seen feeding at Sheerness Pool, along
with SNOW GOOSE, MUTE SWAN and LEAST BITTERN. Several BALD EAGLES and OSPREY
have also been fishing in the area. Also reported were WILD TURKEY, WILLOW
FLYCATCHER, GRASSHOPPER and SEASIDE SPARROW, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. RING-NECKED PHEASANT and NORTHERN BOBWHITE have been
seen by the visitor center. 

AMERICAN AVOCET, both YELLOWLEGS and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were reported at
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area on Tuesday. A count of 19 OSPREYS were seen at
Port Mahon, plus a flyby COOPER'S HAWK. 21 ROYAL TERNS were counted on the
stakes by the old baithouse plus a BONAPARTE'S GULL in basic plumage with
the LAUGHING GULLS.

A COMMON RAVEN was reported again this week flying by Summit Bridge. This is
near the last reported sighting at Delaware City. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
was seen flying over Delaware City along with CATTLE EGRET, LITTLE BLUE
HERON and GLOSSY IBIS. The boat trip around Pea Patch Island found 420
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, ROYAL TERN and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW,
plus huge numbers of waders: 50 GREAT BLUE HERONS, 75 GREAT EGRETS, 12 SNOWY
EGRETS, 18 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 200 CATTLE EGRETS, 35 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT
HERONS, and 300 GLOSSY IBIS. 

A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Grier's Pond along Dutch Neck Road along with
GREEN and LITTLE BLUE HERON. WOOD DUCKS were seen on the pond and MARSH WREN
was calling in the reeds. LITTLE BLUE HERON and GLOSSY IBIS were also
reported at the Ashton Tract at Thousand Acre Marsh along with OSPREY and
BALD EAGLE. A SPOTTED SANDPIPER was found along Augustine Creek Causeway
south of Port Penn. CLIFF SWALLOWS were reported at Silver Run in the Baxter
Tract of Augustine Creek Wildlife Area. 10 CLIFF SWALLOWS were reported at
the Appoquinimink Bridge along Route 9 near Odessa. BANK SWALLOWS were found
on the wires to Collin's Beach at Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area. 

Rail studies in New Castle County found LEAST BITTERN, KING and CLAPPER RAIL
along Blackbird Creek, plus a VIRGINIA RAIL at Stave's Landing. Incidentally
finds included SEASIDE SPARROW and WILLET at Appoquinimink Wildlife Area and
3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and WILD TURKEY at Stave's
Landing.

BARRED OWL with young was found at White Clay Creek State Park. WARBLING and
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO were found along the creek, along with OVENBIRD,
AMERICAN REDSTART, PRAIRIE and yellow WARBLER. VEERY was also found along
Creek Road. BARRED OWL and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK were reported at Christine
Manor near Newark. Warblers found at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark
included LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, AMERICAN REDSTART, WORM EATING and PRAIRIE
WARBLER.

WILLOW FLYCATCHER and VEERY were found at Mount Cuba Piedmont Wildflower
Preserve. WARBLING VIREO and NORTHERN PARULA were reported at Ashland Nature
Center near Yorklyn. WARBLING and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO over reported at
Brandywine Creek state Park.   An adult and immature COOPER'S HAWK were seen
flying in tandum over the field by Clayton Hoff Hill. EASTERN MEADOWLARK was
found along the disc golf course by the Hawkwatch parking lot. NORTHERN
ROUGH WINGED SWALLOWS were seen flying over the Freshwater Marsh Preserve.
Warblers found included YELLOW BREASTED CHAT, OVENBIRD, NORTHERN PARULA, and
PRAIRIE WARBLER.

There seems to be more NORTHERN BOBWHITE around this year, for some unknown
reason. Two were calling near Glasgow, rare in the western part of New
Castle Co. BOBWHITE has also been reported at the eastern section of New
Castle Co from the C&D canal and the Baxter Tract, plus downstate near
Greenwood and Gordon's Pond.  

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on the Delaware Memorial Bridge yesterday
evening. PEREGRINE FALCONS continue to be seen flying over downtown
Wilmington. A wing of a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was found along Pennsylvania
Avenue at 11th St., demonstrating at this is the preferred prey of these
Alpha-predators in downtown Wilmington.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Mike Moore, Rich
Clifton, Jeff Gordon, Tim Freiday, Martin Selzer, Chanin Ciancio, Kyle
Wilmarth, Sam Mouch, Marianne Ofenloch, Brian Quindlen, Terry Lodge, Al
Guarente, Robert Brezek, Tim Carney, Elaine Hendricks, Frank Lenik, Jamie
McLaren, Matt Cohen, Bob Stein, Gina Sheridan, Nick Bonomo, Keith Leonard,
Rachael Shapiro, Chris Bennett, Hannah Greenberg, Joe Sebastiani, Jerald
Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy Burke, Chris Rowe, Lynn Smith, Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver,
Alissa Kegelman, and Joe Russell. Remember, the birdline needs your
sightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email
ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good
birding!

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Subject: Peregrine and YB Cuckoo, downtown Wilmington
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:24:39 -0400
I am a birder from out of state (NH) spending the week in Wilmington for
work and yesterday came across an interesting sight of a Yellow-billed
Cuckoo wing on the sidewalk at 11th and Market St.

Considering the Peregrine's I've been hearing and seeing daily, I'd assume
it was discarded from one of the falcons.

ebird checklist with photo:
http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/view/checklist/S30461947


Good birding!

Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Subject: OT: Travel to Costa Rica with DNS this Fall
From: judy montgomery <judym AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 22:15:27 +0000
DE Birders,

This November, join Delaware Nature Society and travel with us to Costa Rica: A 
Tropical Wildlife Adventure. Get ready to fall in love with this green jewel of 
a country - friendly, gorgeous and diverse. Fantastic birding locations have 
been specially chosen for this tour, and incredible wildlife adventures await. 


A small group of 12 or fewer will be led by friendly and experienced 
naturalists from Delaware and Costa Rica. Join Derek Stoner, Judy Montgomery 
and Jose Saenz on an expedition from November 10 – 21, exploring La Selva 
Biological Station, Carara National Park, the Tarcoles River, the incredible 
Osa Penisula's Corcovado National Park and the cloud forests of Cerro de la 
Muerte. 


With over 850 species of birds (including 51 kinds of hummingbirds!) 200+ 
species of mammals, and 50,000 species of insects, Costa Rica offers more 
diversity than all of North America! It’s time to find your passport and get 
ready for this tropical adventure! 


Check out the beautiful lodges and trip itinerary here:

http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/DNS_Docs/Education/CostaRica2016-update.pdf 


Questions? See Eco-tours on www.DelNature.org or call 
302.239.2334 x127 

Register by July 31 to reserve your space.

Judy Montgomery
Family Program Coordinator
Delaware Nature Society
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707

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Subject: Black-necked Stilt in flight.
From: Jerry <jerryhull AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:58:05 -0400
This shot was taken at Bombay Hook NWR, Smyrna, DE today while watching the 
adult stilts fly back and forth protecting their newborn chicks that were 
hatched on Saturday. They are on Bear Swamp and easily viewed from the road. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/doxydad/27868159511/in/dateposted-public/

Jerry Hull
Clayton, DE.

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Subject: Evening Heronry Survey
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:28:14 -0400
I will be conducting the sixth evening heronry survey of 2016 this
Wednesday beginning at 6:34 pm and ending at 9:04 pm.  June is usually a
busy survey with some of first young birds of the year out and about and
adults busy feeding hungry youngsters that are almost ready to fly.  We
meet in Battery Park at the end of Clinton Street in Delaware City along
the sea wall across from Crabby Dicks.  I hope you can join us.


Chris Bennett

MIlford, DE

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Subject: Fair Hill Bobolinks DOS Field Trip
From: Bill Stewart <bstewart AT ABA.ORG>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:51:24 -0400
Subject: Fair Hill Bobolinks DOS Field Trip

Good Evening DE-Birders,

I am looking forward to co-leading with Kim Steininger an exciting new DOS 
field trip to Fair Hill NRMA this Saturday, July 2nd, to enjoy breeding 
Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows and Grasshopper Sparrows. This is prime time to 
see the fledglings as we walk through the many acres of managed grassland 
habitat. And, this is also a wonderful opportunity for close-up photography 
with many chances to capture images of these grassland speciality birds. 
Although we will be spending most of our morning enjoying the numerous 
Bobolinks in the grasslands, we will also make our way down to the Big Elk 
River to explore the breeding birds found within the river bottom habitat. 


We will be meeting at 7:30 at parking lot #3 off Appleton Road and conclude 
around 11:00 AM. Management Area fees of $3 for Maryland residents; $5 for 
out-of-state visitors are in effect. 


Below is a checklist of the birds Kim and I had on July 4th last year. 

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S24160034 
 


Hope to see many of you there!

Bill Stewart
610-864-0370


Driving Directions:

Directions to Parking Lot #3 (2895 Appleton Road): 
From the Rt. 273/Rt. 213 intersection: Drive East on Rt. 273 until the 
intersection with Appleton Road. Turn left on Appleton Road, drive 
approximately one mile to the intersection of Appleton Road and Black Bridge 
Road. Parking lot is located on your left. 

Traveling west on 273 from Newark turn right on Appleton Road. Parking lot will 
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Subject: feed me!! feed me!!
From: susan ruth marengo <srmarengo AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:11:37 -0400
Greetings All

To date we have had 9 species of fledglings + parents in the yard complex.
Tonight we have been serenaded for several hours by a young red tailed hawk
who most definitely does not want to learn to hunt.  I went out to see if
it was OK.  Parent was near by and youngster was in a tree screeching for
all it was worth.  It flew off to another tree at my approach and began its
plaintive cry of feed me!! feed me!! all over again.

Hopefully tomorrow it will decide to get down to business

Susan Ruth Marengo
Brandywine Hundred

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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 24th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:09:12 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*June 24, 2016
* DEST1606.24
	
*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Black Swan
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Northern Bobwhite
Pied-billed Grebe
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
American White Pelican (not)
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
WHITE IBIS
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Clapper Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Laughing Gull
FRANKLIN'S GULL
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
ROSEATE TERN
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Willow Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Eastern Meadowlark
Boat-tailed Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: June 24, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, June 24th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 314 species this week.

Today, a FRANKLIN'S GULL in non-breeding plumage was found at the pilings at
Port Mahon. The FRANKLIN'S was seen with other LAUGHING, HERRING,
RING-BILLED and GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS and ROYAL TERNS. Perhaps this is a
leftover from last fall's big flight along the Atlantic coast.

A flock of 24 WHITE IBIS, mostly sub-adults molting into adult plumage, was
found at Savage's Ditch, in Delaware Seashore State Park, south of Dewey
Beach. The IBIS have been reported in this spot all week roosting in the
cedars at high tide on Rehoboth Bay, along with GLOSSY IBIS, BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT HERON, and TRICOLORED HERON. Also reported were 30 OSPREY, 20
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES, and over1000 LAUGHING GULLS from the nearby breeding
colony.

Four WHITE IBIS were seen at Burton's Island behind the North Indian River
Inlet Marina. Two BROWN PELICANS were seen flying offshore past Indian River
Inlet. Two AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at Quillen's Point VFW Lodge on
Cedar Neck. Six LEAST TERNS were also seen there along with CLAPPER RAIL.
Six BROWN PELICANS were also seen at Long Neck near Massey's Landing in
Indian River Bay.

Four EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES continue to be reported at the McCabe and Main
Street in Selbyville. A MUTE SWAN was reported at Assawoman Wildlife Area
along with 2 PIED-BILLED GREBES. A pair of late BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS in
breeding plumage were also seen there. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at
Assawoman along with PILEATED WOODPECKER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, and 10
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES. Another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along the
Piney Neck Road near Dagsboro along with OVENBIRD and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.

Two ROSEATE TERNS in breeding plumage were seen Thursday along the bayside
at The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, along with 24 ROYAL TERNS, 12
BLACK SKIMMERS, plus LEAST, COMMON and FORSTER'S TERNS. Three AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHER, PIPING PLOVER, and WILLET were reported from The Point at
Cape Henlopen, along with a flyover BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. A WILSON'S
STORM-PETREL was seen flying over the bay today.  A BLACK SWAN was found
yesterday at Gordon's Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park. Two BROWN PELICANS
were also reported off Herring Point along with LEAST and COMMON TERN.

26 BLACK SKIMMERS were reported along the Prime Hook Beach Road in Prime
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton, along with ROYAL, LEAST and
COMMON TERN. Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were found along the Prime Hook
Road. Eight WILD TURKEYS were reported along the Prime Hook entrance road
including one leucistic bird.  SUMMER TANAGER was at the woods by the
entrance gate. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and BLACK-NECKED STILT were reported
along the Observation Point Trail near headquarters. An AMERICAN KESTREL was
seen along Fowler's Beach Road. 

Near Seaford, CLIFF SWALLOWS were found nesting under the Nanticoke River
Bridge to Blades. This is now becoming a regular nesting site of this once
rare Delaware species. GREEN HERON and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK were reported at
nearby Concord Pond along with YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Four PROTHONOTARY
WARBLERS plus LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER were
reported at Concord Pond. Two SUMMER TANAGERS were found at Trussum Pond
near Laurel, along with NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW. Warblers found
included KENTUCKY, WORM-EATING, 6 PROTHONOTARY, and LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH.
ORCHARD ORIOLE, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, and GREEN HERON were also found a
Trussum. A female AMERICAN KESTREL was found south of Laurel along Route 13.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported this week at Bear Swamp in Bombay Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Also reported was BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and
GREEN HERON. Shorebirds seen included AMERICAN AVOCET, 30 BLACK NECKED
STILTS, and a late SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. Two late CASPIAN TERNS are still
being seen at Sheerness Pool. A RING-NECKED PHEASANT was reported near the
visitor center. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were also
reported in the refuge. There was still a big flock of 20 SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS at Woodland Beach Wildlife Area on Saturday. WHITE-BREASTED
NUTHATCH was found in the west Dover area. GREAT HORNED and BARRED OWLS were
calling at Cheswold.

The previous reported AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were not seen this week at
Thousand Acre Marsh. LEAST BITTERN was seen at Grier's Pond along with
LITTLE BLUE HERON, CATTLE EGRET, GREEN HERON, and GLOSSY IBIS. There was
also a CALLING NORTHERN BOBWHITE along Dutch Neck Road. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
and MARSH WREN were calling at Grier's Pond. A PINE WARBLER was found in the
pine woods by the Ashton Tract at the south end of Thousand Acre Marsh.
Waders seen there included SNOWY and GREAT EGRET, LITTLE BLUE HERON, CATTLE
EGRET, plus GLOSSY IBIS. The only shorebird found was KILLDEER. Numbers of
swallows were increasing including BANK, BARN, TREE, and PURPLE MARTIN.

The Heron Watch at Delaware City found 65 GREAT EGRETS, 3 SNOWY EGRETS, 44
LITTLE BLUE HERONS, 85 CATTLE EGRETS, 23 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, and 90
GLOSSY IBIS. Also seen were 2 CASPIAN TERNS, 5 BALD EAGLES, and 3 OSPREY.
Swallows were also seen out over the Delaware River from Delaware City
including ROUGH-WINGED, BANK, BARN, TREE, and PURPLE MARTIN.

CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen nesting underneath the Route 9 Bridge at
Appoquinmink Creek near Odessa. A flock of GREATER YELLOWLEGS was found at
the Route 9 Causeway at Augustine Creek. EASTERN MEADOWLARK and GRASSHOPPER
SPARROWS were found at the Charles E Price Park in Middletown, but no
DICKCISSELS were reported this week.

WILLOW FLYCATCHER was reported at Mt Cuba Wildflower Preserve and in
Coverdale Farms near Centerville. AMERICAN KESTREL was found at Coverdale
Farms along with VEERY, YELLOW WARBLER, ORCHARD and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. BLUE
GROSBEAK and WARBLING VIREO were found at Brandywine Creek State Park.
Warblers seen there included PRAIRIE, YELLOW, PARULA, OVENBIRD, and YELLOW
BREASTED CHAT. WARBLING VIREO and VEERY were also reported at white Clay
Creek State Park. YELLOW WARBLER and 4 AMERICAN REDSTARTS are reported along
Creek Road at Hopkins Bridge going to the nature center.

WHITE-EYED and WARBLING VIREOS were found at the Peterson Urban Wildlife
Refuge in Wilmington along with a surprising WORM-EATING WARBLER. MARSH WREN
and YELLOW WARBLER were also reported along with ORCHARD and BALTIMORE
ORIOLE. DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen along the Christiana River.

COOPER HAWKS were reported this week at North Star near White Clay Creek and
in Brandywine Creek State Park. PEREGRINE FALCONS continue to be seen flying
over downtown Wilmington.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Mike Moore, Armas
Hill, Tim Freiday, George Armistead, Jeff Holmes, Keith Leonard, Steve
Graff, Joel Martin, Sally O'Byrne, Jim White, Ian Stewart, Andi Martin,
Lloyd Maier, Mike Bowen, Brian Griffin, Rachael Shapiro, Robert Blye, Hannah
Greenberg, Kelly Nunn, Dave Fees, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, Joe
Sebastiani, John Long, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy Burke, Gerry
Teig, Derek Stoner, Chris Rowe, Lynn Smith, Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Alissa
Kegelman, and Joe Russell. Remember, the birdline needs your sightings.
Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net.
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Subject: Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek State Park, Saturday, June 25th
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:24:47 -0400
The summer solstice birdwalk along the Brandywine will be this Saturday.
We'll meet at the nature center off Addam's Dam Road at 8 am. We'll be
looking for rare summer nesters, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue
Grosbeak, and Willow Flycatcher. Last year, we were treated to great looks
at Dickcissel! The walk is free but park fees are in effect. 

Andy

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Subject: DOS Beginner Bird Walk Saturday
From: Joe Sebastiani <bunker17 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:29:41 -0400
This Saturday, June 25, I will be leading a Beginner Bird Walk in Battery Park, 
old New Castle starting at 8am. I will meet you at the end of the Delaware 
Street at the river overlook in New Castle. A map can be found here: 
http://www.dosbirds.org/events/category/field-trip/. Anyone is welcome, 
including families. We will walk on the riverfront trail to find summer nesting 
birds as we pass through parkland, thicket, woods, and overlooking a wetland. 
Pace will be slow, and we will walk approximately 2 miles on flat, paved 
terrain for a few hours. 


I hope to see you there.

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Subject: warm morning Augustine wildlife
From: Lloyd <patch10 AT MAIERASSOCIATES.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:32:57 -0400
I birded for a few hours this morning from 1000 acre marsh to The Rocks

The Pelicans were not visible on the Marsh - sadly just loads of Great 
Blue Herons and Great Egrets
Grier's pond had a large family of Wood ducks and a Green Heron.
Ashton Track - was lively with Towhee, pewee, Orchard oriole, Cedar 
Waxwing, very noisy Carolina wren, Indigo bunting and Tree Swallows on 
the wires.
No blue birds.  Looks like the Swallows took over.   In the water were 
Ibis, Little Blue Heron, great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and a single 
Snowy.
The Cliff Swallows were abundant over Silver Run creek (we think that is 
where we were)
and the Willow Flycatcher greeted us at The rocks.  It flitted from side 
to side by the closed gate.  Brown Thrasher and Yellow Warbler were in 
the large tree.
and Kingbirds on the wires getting there.

By 11 all went quiet and we quit.  Too hot.

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Subject: Great Crested Flycatcher
From: Jerry <jerryhull AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:58:06 -0400
My first sighting and photo of a Great Crested Flycatcher. This photo was taken 
back at Finis Pool, Bombay Hook NWR today. He was in the bushes just to the 
left and across from the picnic table that’s set up. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/doxydad/27674362782/in/dateposted-public/

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Clayton, DE

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Subject: Coverdale Farm today and tomorrow
From: Ian Stewart <istew AT UDEL.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:28:51 -0400
We had a pleasant walk around Coverdale today as part of the DNS
Naturalists' Certification series, seeing kestrel, willow flycatcher,
veery, wood thrush, indigo bunting and blue-gray gnatcatcher among the
usual suspects.

Tomorrow I will be leading a DOS trip there which is open to everyone but
especially fathers in honor of Fathers Day! We meet at 730 am at the top
car park on Ashland Clinton School Rd. This is a great trip for beginning
birders especially as we will try to see or hear the common species as well
as check out some nest boxes. I will have a few spare pairs of binoculars.

Ian Stewart
Avondale PA 19311

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Subject: White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh - NO
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:41:56 -0400
I took the long way to Wawa and did not see them early this morning. I did find 
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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 17th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:39:24 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*June 17, 2016
* DEST1606.17
	
*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
SOOTY SHEARWATER
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Northern Gannet
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Least Bittern
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
WHITE IBIS
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Virginia Rail
Clapper Rail
Common Gallinule
SANDHILL CRANE
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
ARCTIC TERN
Royal Tern
SANDWICH TERN
Black Skimmer
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chuck Wills Widow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
DICKCISSEL
Eastern Meadowlark
Boat-tailed Grackle
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: June 17, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, June 17th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 313 species this week.

This week, a pair of AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS appeared at Thousand Acre Marsh
near Delaware City and have been seen there all week. The PELICANS have ben
roosting on an island in the marsh viewed from Dutch Neck Road along the C&D
Canal. You can see the pelicans from atop the Reedy Point Bridge along Route
9 south of Delaware City. These might be the same two PELICANS that were
along the coast of New Jersey last Friday, June 10th at the Forsythe
National Wildlife Refuge, aka Brigantine for only one day. Coincidently, a
pair of AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were also reported at Hamilton, Ontario near
Niagara Falls the first week of June were last seen on June 9th at the
Hamilton Royal Botanical Gardens. These might be birds from the flock in
western Lake Erie near Monroe, Michigan or from along the St Lawrence River
southwest of Montreal, Quebec. 

Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over Thousand Acre Marsh on Thursday by
observers looking for the PELICANS. Also reported at Thousand Acre Marsh was
RUDDY DUCK and COMMON GALLINULE. Lots of waders are seen flying over here
including GREAT and SNOWY EGRET, LITTLE BLUE HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, and
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, MARSH WREN and YELLOW WARBLER
were also reported. LEAST BITTERN was reported at nearby Grier's Pond along
Dutch Neck Road. CATTLE EGRETS and LITTLE BLUE HERON were seen there along
with BLACK VULTURE.

New this week was a pair of SANDWICH TERNS photographed at Assawoman
Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island, along with a SALTMARSH SPARROW. A flock
of 12 WHITE IBIS were seen flying over Assawoman last Saturday, mostly in
adult plumage. Other waders seen included GREEN HERON, GREAT and SNOWY
EGRET, plus GLOSSY IBIS. LEAST TERN was seen at Mulberry Landing, MUTE SWAN
continues to be seen on the pond. Landbirds reported included YELLOW-BILLED
CUCKOO, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, BLACK AND WHITE and PINE WARBLER, plus BLUE
GROSBEAK. EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES continue to be seen in Selbyville at the
corner of McCabe Street and Main. A pair of BLACK SKIMMERS were reported at
Holts Landing State Park near Clarksville. GREEN HERON, SNOWY and GREAT
EGRET were seen there, along with YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. A pair of
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were found nesting at Bethany Beach.

The Seawatch at Indian River inlet found 3 SOOTY SHEARWATERS offshore along
with WILSON'S STORM-PETREL and 2 NORTHERN GANNETS. BROWN PELICAN and a SURF
SCOTER were also seen at the inlet. In ARCTIC TERN was carefully identified
among the FORSTER'S, LEAST and ROYAL TERNS feeding in the inlet. Burton's
Island at the North Marina had 40 GLOSSY IBIS, 15 SNOWY EGRETS and 4 GREAT
EGRETS.

BROWN PELICANS were also seen at Gordon's Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park
along with 8 ROYAL TERNS. The north beach area of Gordon's Pond has been
closed due to the discovery of nesting PIPING PLOVER. BLACK SKIMMER was seen
at Cape Henlopen State Park at The Point. BLACK SCOTER was seen from the
fishing pier. A BARRED OWL was reported in the campground. Three CHUCK WILLS
WIDOW and 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported at The Point in Cape Henlopen
State Park at dusk. 12 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS and a COMMON TERN were
reported on a poor man pelagic on the Cape May-Lewes ferry.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen coming to a feeder at Angola Neck along
the Herring Creek trail. WORM-EATING WARBLER and SUMMER TANAGER were found
in a yard near Angola along with PILEATED WOODPECKER and WILD TURKEY. There
is also a calling CHUCK WILLS WIDOW.

WILD TURKEY was found at the headquarters road to Prime Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Milton, along with GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, PRAIRIE
WARBLER, OVENBIRD, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT. The marsh along the Observation
Trail had five BLACK-NECKED STILTS and BLACK SKIMMER. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO
and PILEATED WOODPECKER were found at Turkle Pond along with PROTHONOTARY,
YELLOW-THROATED, PINE, and YELLOW WARBLER.

A VIRGINIA RAIL with 4 CLAPPER RAILS was found at the DuPont Nature Center
at Mispillion Inlet. The only shorebirds there reported this week were
WILLET and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. This year's shorebird migration at
Mispillion Inlet was hampered by cold weather and a late spawn of horseshoe
crabs. RED KNOT numbers were low along the Delaware coast but better along
the New Jersey Bayshore. The population of RED KNOTS along the Delaware Bay
were reported in stable this year.

In Western Sussex County near Seaford, 6 GRASSHOPPER and 4 VESPER SPARROWS
were found along Neal's School Road and Wild Turkey Road. WILD TURKEY was
also found along Wild Turkey Road, go figure. EASTERN MEADOWLARK and
GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were also found at Passwater Farm's Road near
Bridgeville. NORTHERN BOBWHITE and ORCHARD ORIOLE were reported from a yard
in Greenwood.

 WILD TURKEY was reported along W. Robbins Rd. at Redden State Forest. Two
SUMMER TANAGERS were found at the Jester Tract along the W. Redden Rd. along
with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. Warblers reported at the Redden Rest Stop
included WORM-EATING, PROTHONOTARY, YELLOW-THROATED, and OVENBIRD.

A late SNOW GOOSE and MUTE SWAN was seen at Bombay Hook National Wildlife
Refuge near Smyrna. Water levels are being drawn down for the start of the
post breeding shorebird migration next month. A single AMERICAN AVOCET was
seen on Saturday. There still a large number of 32 BLACK-NECKED STILTS seen
at the refuge, including a nesting pair along the dike road at Bear Swamp.
Two late WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were reported with SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS
at Raymond Pool, along with GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, WILLET, and
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. GREEN HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, SNOWY and GREAT EGRETS
were seen throughout the refuge. BLACK SKIMMER was seen flying off Shearness
Pool. VIRGINIA RAIL was seen at Bear Swamp. Landbirds reported included
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, YELLOW WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT, and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.

BARRED OWL and GREEN HERON were reported at Old Dover High School on the
western side of Silver Lake along Schoolhouse Lane. NORTHERN BOBWHITE and
WILD TURKEY were reported at Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area near Smyrna. A WILLOW
FLYCATCHER was reported at The Rocks Wildlife Area along Stave's Landing
Road.

There still a few late SANDPIPERS at Augustin E Beach Causeway along Route
9. Three SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS with LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen there this
week along with 2 CASPIAN TERNS. GLOSSY IBIS and LITTLE BLUE HERON were seen
at Augustine Creek along with BANK SWALLOW and MARSH WREN. A peak count of
32 CLIFF SWALLOWS was reported at the Appoquinmink Bridge along Route 9,
along with a BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE. Two more CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen at the
Silver Run Bridge along Route 9 near the Baxter Tract of Augustine Wildlife
Area. 

A pair of DICKCISSELS continue to be seen at the Charles E Price Park in
Middletown off St. Anne's Church Road. The DICKCISSEL has moved to the
fields near the park entrance. Also reported in this area have been
GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and HORNED LARK.
Several large flocks of GLOSSY IBIS have also been visiting the pond in the
park. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, PILEATED WOODPECKER, OVENBIRD and SCARLET
TANAGER have also been reported close by at Blackbird State Forest at the
Oak Hill Tract.

The Heron watch at Delaware City found 75 GREAT EGRET, 15 SNOWY EGRET, 70
LITTLE BLUE HERON, 150 CATTLE EGRET, 18 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, 2
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, and 140 GLOSSY IBIS. Also reported was an
outstanding number of 170 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS on the Delaware River
and 7 CASPIAN TERNS. Two NORTHERN BOBWHITE were reported calling in Delaware
City. Landbirds seen flying over during the count included NORTHERN
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, PURPLE MARTIN, CEDAR WAXWING, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT,
INDIGO BUNTING, MARSH WREN, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

The previous reported HOODED WARBLER was again found at Brandywine Creek
State Park along with LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and OVENBIRD. WILLOW FLYCATCHER
and BLUE GROSBEAK were seen by the park entrance booth, along with ORCHARD
and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. WARBLING VIREO, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, PRAIRIE and
YELLOW WARBLER were reported along Ramsey Road at First State National
Historical Park. WARBLING VIREO was also reported at Hoopes Reservoir along
the Route 82 Causeway. VEERY, NORTHERN PARULA, and AMERICAN REDSTART were
calling along the Hillside Mill Road. WHITE-EYED VIREO and a KILLDEER with
four babies was found at Harry's Pond at Brandywine Town Center.

There were several reports of COOPER'S HAWKS this week, at Brandywine Creek
State Park, Coverdale Park in White Clay Creek State Park, and at Middle Run
Natural Area near Newark. LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, KENTUCKY, and PRAIRIE
WARBLER were refound at Middle Run along with CEDAR WAXWING and BLUE
GROSBEAK. A BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON plus GREEN HERON were found at the
Morgan Crossing Apartments pond near Brookside along Chestnut Hill Rd. in
Newark.

PEREGRINE FALCONS continue be seen in downtown Wilmington with the adults
raising four fledglings.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Alex Lamoreaux,
Tom Forwood, David Groff, Carlton Groff, Dean Coffin, Thomas Buchman, Andrew
Albright, Terri Holland, Matthew Eisenson, Elaine Hendricks, Sean O'Connor,
Jeff Holmes, Keith Leonard, Bob Edelen, Robert Blye, Hannah Greenberg Kelly
Nunn, Dave Fees, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, Joe Sebastiani, John Long,
Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy Burke, Gerry Teig, Derek Stoner, Chris
Rowe, Lynn Smith, Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Alissa Kegelman, and Joe Russell.
Remember, the birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into
302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy
Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Subject: IRI Shearwaters and more
From: Michael Moore <mcmoore32 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:55:53 -0400
Greetings

 

This morning I went to Indian River Inlet hoping the "June Nor'easter" would
push some interesting seabirds close to land.  I arrived at the S jetty at
9:00 AM to perfect seawatch conditions: stiff NE wind, overcast but with
visibility to the horizon.  Within 10 minutes I was on my first Sooty
Shearwater far out near the horizon.  About an hour later an Arctic Tern
flew out of the inlet within 20 yards of me for perfect looks and headed out
to sea.  A squall line passed and there was limited visibility for about an
hour.  About 10:55 I got on 2 more distant Sooty Shearwaters while I was
watching a Gannet.  Finally a few minutes later a Wilson's Storm Petrel flew
by not too far (100 yds) off the beach.  I suspect there were many  more of
those further out but invisible in the high waves.

 

Highlights of my seawatch:

 

3 Sooty Shearwaters

1 Wilson's Storm Petrel

1 Arctic Tern

2 Northern Gannets

1 Brown Pelican

2 Least Terns

8 Royal Terns

1 Surf Scoter

 

Even though it was cold (for June) and rainy, I left very happy.  I have
tried several other times in June to see Shearwaters from land in DE, and
this is my first success.  

 

Mike Moore

Newark, DE

Mcmoore32 AT gmail.com  

 

Websites:

Delmarva Dragonfilies  

2016 Dragonfly Society of the Americas Meeting
 

Voices of Delaware Birds
 

Birds of the Gilbert Water Ranch, Arizona
 



 

 


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Subject: Re: White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh - Yes - Same Spot
From: Ken Wat <kenw70 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:33:00 -0400
They are still here this morning.
On Jun 16, 2016 9:30 AM, "Christopher Rowe" <
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Continues - June 16

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Subject: Re: DOS Father's Day Foray
From: Ian Stewart <istew AT UDEL.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:53:26 -0400
Just to clarify Sunday morning's DOS trip to Coverdale, fathers who like
birds are welcome to bring their sons and daughters, and sons and daughters
who like birds are welcome to bring their father. Grandfather/grandchildren
combos are also welcome. It's all good!!

Ian Stewart
Avondale PA 19311

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Subject: DOS Father's Day Foray this Sunday
From: Ian Stewart <istew AT UDEL.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:21:18 -0400
Hi all,

I will be leading a DOS field trip this Sunday morning to Coverdale Farm in
Hockessin, a beautiful private preserve owned by the Delaware Nature
Society. We will be meeting at 730am in the upper car park which is along
Ashland Clinton School Road just past Center Mill Rd, NOT the main farm car
park (see link below for directions and a map). We will spend some of the
time looking for birds and some of the time checking nest boxes and
hopefully banding some nestling birds! This trip is perfect for beginning
birders as we hope to see several of Delaware's most common species but
anyone is welcome to come along, including non-members. We end around noon
though you can leave earlier if you have a father's day brunch lined up!

All fathers present get a mystery DOS-themed gift (?!).

Ian Stewart
Avondale PA 19311

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Subject: Least Bittern @ Grier's Pond
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:08:34 -0400
It is hunting the edge just 30 ft. from the road about 50 ft north of the 
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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:30:03 -0400
Continues - June 16

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Subject: Middletown Dicksissel
From: John <vcrail AT MSN.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:35:58 +0000
 As of 5:30 this afternoon, the male Dicksissel was singing away at Price Park 
in Middletown. He was on top of the green shrub on the right just as you drive 
through the entrance. 


 For those interested in whack-a-mole birding, there aare 50-100 Glossy ibis 
playing hide-and-seek in the irrigated field on the east side of the park 
looking towards the M.O.T. Charter School. They keep popping up, flying, and 
landing. 



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Subject: Join us for the DOS Annual Picnic! - Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30pm-dusk at the ABA Headquarters
From: Kelley Nunn <kelley.nunn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:31:30 -0400
Hey, Delaware Birders!

Join us this Wednesday, June 15th, for lots of good food and birding fun at
the DOS Annual Picnic!

We'll be celebrating the Delaware Bird-A-Thon with a ceremony and awards
presentation, plus announcing our new fellow and lifetime achievement award
recipient. All DOS members, Bird-A-Thon participants, friends, and family
are welcome!

Bring a summertime side dish to share, plus a lawn chair and your
binoculars! We'll be cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausages on the
grill while watching for flyover herons and egrets.

This year, the event will be held on the lawn at the ABA Headquarters (93
Clinton Street, Delaware City 19706) from 5:30pm to dusk.

If you'd like to read more information about the event, you can check our
event page on the DOS website here: http://www.dosbirds.org/dos-june-picnic/

No need to RSVP, just show up for the fun! Hope to see you there!

Good birding,

-Kelley Nunn

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Subject: Re: White Pelicans 1000 Acre Marsh
From: Ken Wat <kenw70 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:16:22 -0400
White Pelicans are still present and resting on an island.  A Black Crowned
Night Heron was behind in Red Barn along Dutch Neck Rd.

Ken Wat
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> White pelicans continue best seen from Dutch Neck RD along the canal half
> way between S. Reedy RD and the curve.  Look to the south just to the right
> of the power plant smoke stack
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Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:08:19 -0400
White pelicans continue best seen from Dutch Neck RD along the canal half way 
between S. Reedy RD and the curve. Look to the south just to the right of the 
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Subject: DOS Prime Hook Trip Report
From: Jerald R <Jrebelboy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:01:51 -0400
This morning our group of 17 birders explored Prime Hook. We met in the parking 
lot of the headquarters area, and soon set off down the boardwalk trail, where 
we had a total of 46 species, including a Red-bellied Woodpecker visiting a 
nest, a singing male Orchard Oriole, and incredible scope views of a 
Yellow-breasted Chat for a few of us. 

We then drove over to the Pine Grove trail by Fleetwood Pond, where we 
encountered Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pileated Woodpecker, and the entire group had 
great looks at a beautiful male Prothonotary Warbler singing in a tree. Kim 
Steininger and I heard a probable Yellow-throated Warbler, but I wasn't 
entirely sure and didn't include it on the ebird checklist. 

Our final stop was the marsh along Broadkill Rd., which had about 30 osprey, 
Boat-tailed Grackle and Green Heron. 

Overall it was a great morning of birding, and perfect for my first time 
leading a trip. If any of the participants would like me to share the ebird 
checklists, please email me and let me know. 


Jerald

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Subject: Photo Study Of Birds At Bombay Hook NWR, Kent, 6/10/15
From: "Howard B. Eskin" <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:14:34 -0500
Briton Parker and I were able to get to Bombay Hook NWR and Port Mahon in
Delaware yesterday on a beautiful sunny day.    To see today's Photo Study
and a list of the species seen, please click on the following link:

http://www.howardsview.com/BombayHookJune10_16/BombayHookJune10th_16.html

Regards,
Howard


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

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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, June 10th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:23:09 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*June 10, 2016
* DEST1606.10
	
*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
CORY'S SHEARWATER
GREAT SHEARWATER
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER
MANX SHEARWATER
SOOTY SHEARWATER
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
LEACH'S STORM-PETREL
Least Bittern
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Virginia Rail
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Red-necked Phalarope
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Pomarine Jaeger
ATLANTIC PUFFIN
DOVEKIE (found dead)
EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Willow Flycatcher
Trail's-type Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Horned Lark
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Eastern Meadowlark
Boat-tailed Grackle

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: June 10, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, June 10th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 312 species this week.

The pelagic trip out of Lewes on Saturday produced eight new year-birds for
the annual state list. The trip traveled out 92 miles offshore to the 1000
fathom line. Highlights were 5 species of SHEARWATER , AUDUBON'S, MANX,
GREAT, CORY'S and SOOTY, plus 250 Wilson's and 45 LEACH'S STORM PETRELS.
Also found were RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 2 POMARINE JAEGER, ATLANTIC PUFFIN,
and a freshly dead DOVEKIE.

Back on dry land, a pair of DICKCISSELS continue to be seen at the Charles E
Price Park in Middletown off St. Anne's Church Road. There habitat however
is in jeopardy as mowers were cutting grassland yesterday. Today, the
DICKCISSEL moved to the fields near the entrance. Also reported in this area
have been GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROWS, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and HORNED
LARK. If you can't find these grassland birds at Price Park, try driving
down Levels Road to Green's Corner Road looking for similar habitat. 

COMMON GALLINULES are being reported at Thousand Acre Marsh and Grier's
Pond, south of Delaware City along Dutch Neck Road. LITTLE BLUE HERON,
CATTLE EGRET, and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were reported at Grier's Pond. A
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER was found singing at the Ashton Tract at
Thousand Acre Marsh off Thorntown Road along with VIRGINIA RAIL and
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO. Late LEAST SANDPIPERS were also found on the mudflats
along with 8 BALD EAGLES and 50 GLOSSY IBIS. COMMON GALLINULE has also been
seen at the Port Penn Impoundments of Augustine Beach Wildlife Area and at
Augustine Creek along Route 9. Thirteen SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen along
the Augustine Causeway today. The CLIFF SWALLOW colony at the northern
Appoquinmink Bridge on Route 9 near Odessa had over 35 birds. 

A canoe trip through Dragon Run at Delaware City found 3 LEAST BITTERNS plus
GREEN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, and LITTLE BLUE HERON. BARRED OWL,
WARBLING VIREO, plus 4 WILLOW FLYCATCHERS and 16 MARSH WRENS were also
found. Two AMERICAN COOTS were found at the Canal Pond opposite Dragon Run
Marsh along Cox Neck Road. The new extension of the Mike Castle Trail in
Delaware City produced prodigious numbers of birds, including MUTE SWAN,
NORTHERN BOBWHITE, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, 3 CASPIAN TERNS, PRAIRIE WARBLER,
YELLOW WARBLER, 16 YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, 25 INDIGO BUNTINGS, and 8 BLUE
GROSBEAKS. Two ROYAL TERNS was seen off of Delaware City's Veterans Park on
Saturday. The Heron watch for Pea Patch Island on Wednesday found 120 LITTLE
BLUE HERON, 300 CATTLE EGRET, 120 GLOSSY IBIS, and 6 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT
HERONS.

A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK was found by the pond complex at Middle Run Natural
Area near Newark. An immature COOPER'S HAWK was also reported in the area
along with BARRED OWL. Also found was WILLOW FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-THROATED and
WARBLING VIREO. Warblers at Middle Run included LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH,
OVENBIRD, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, and YELLOW WARBLER. VEERY was
reported at White Clay Creek State Park along Thompson Station Road along
with OVENBIRD and PILEATED WOODPECKER. Another BARRED OWL was reported at
Christiana Manor, on the west side of Newark.

A HOODED WARBLER was reported at Brandywine Creek State Park in the thick
woods opposite the Freshwater Marsh Preserve. Also reported was LOUISIANA
WATERTHRUSH and OVENBIRD. Three WILLOW FLYCATCHERS were reported at
Brandywine Creek along with EASTERN MEADOWLARK in the field by the nature
center. WILLOW FLYCATCHER was also found at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
along with YELLOW-THROATED and WARBLING VIREO. A NORTHERN PARULA was
reported at Alapocas RUN STATE PARK

Late waterfowl at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna included
GREEN-WINGED TEAL and MUTE SWAN. There still several late shorebirds hanging
out at SHEERNESS POOL including 66 AMERICAN AVOCETS and over 40 BLACK NECKED
STILTS with LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPER, DUNLIN and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was
seen along the entrance road. Also reported were a single TRICOLORED HERON
and 65 GLOSSY IBIS. NORTHERN BOBWHITE was heard calling by the visitor's
center. 

LEAST BITTERN was seen along the Kitts Hummock Road. A BARRED OWL was
reported in Dover at Old Dover High School. WILD TURKEYS were seen along
Willow Grove Road in Camden-Wyoming off Route 10.

Six WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS along with BLACK-NECKED STILT, SANDERLING,
DUNLIN, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER were reported at Prime
Hook Beach Road in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Twelve ROYAL TERNS
plus LEAST TERN and 150 BLACK SKIMMERS were found by Prime Hook Beach along
with a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Six RUDDY DUCK were seen at Broadkill Marsh
along with WILD TURKEY, PRAIRIE WARBLER, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK. A COMMON
NIGHTHAWK was seen flying over Cods Road. WILLOW FLYCATCHER was reported at
Fowler's Beach. The woods by the entrance road to the PRIME HOOK
headquarters had SUMMER TANAGER, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and PRAIRIE WARBLER
were found in the fields.

A late BLACK SCOTER was found at Mispillion Inlet from the Dupont Nature
Center. Late shorebirds there included BLACK NECKED STILT, OYSTERCATCHER,
BLACKBELLIED PLOVER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, plus 45 WILLET, 15 RUDDY TURNSTONES,
and 4 RED KNOT. LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN were found at the inlet along
with BLACK SKIMMER. SEASIDE SPARROW and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE were found in
the marsh along Lighthouse Road.

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, PIPING PLOVER, and ROYAL TERN was seen at The Point
in Cape Henlopen State Park. LEAST TERN and BLACK SKIMMER were reported at
Gordon's Pond, north of Rehoboth Beach. COMMON TERN was seen off of Dewey
Beach. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was heard calling while flying over the
Indian River campground during the night on Saturday.

Four EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES were found at their traditional site in
Selbyville along the telephone pole at W. McCabe and Main Street. RED-HEADED
WOODPECKERS continue to be seen along the Herring Creek trail at Angola
Neck. Another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found near Gumboro at the bridge
over the Pocomoke River along Bethel Road. SUMMER TANAGER was found at Pete
Gum Tract of Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Seaford, along with 6 PROTHONOTARY
and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, WILD TURKEY and
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. A  TRAILL'S-TYPE FLYCATCHER (either WILLOW or ALDER)
was found at Abbott's Mill Nature Center near Milford along with WORM-EATING
and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. WORM-EATING WARBLERS
were also reported at the Jester Tract at Redden State Forest. 

The PEREGRINE FALCONS continue to be seen in downtown Wilmington. There are
four fledged young on the nest box is on the Brandywine Building along
Pennsylvania Ave. The Peregrines really put on a show at the Wilmington
Parking Authority lot on Thursday. One juvenal bird perched on the ledge
15-20 feet from the crowd of spectators. Five AMERICAN KESTRELS were banded
at Prime Hook along Cods Road last week. KESTRELS were also banding at
Coverdale Farms, offering a glimmer of hope for this declining but once
abundant species. 

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Ken Bass, Jim
White, Jeff Holmes, Keith Leonard, Chris Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Phil
Thompson, Joe Swertinski, Bob Edelen, Robert Blye, Jeff and Liz Gordon, Rich
Clifton, Hannah Greenberg Kelly Nunn, Dave Fees, Bill Stewart, Kim
Steininger, Brian Henderson, John Long, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken Wat, Teddy
Burke, Alice Mohlman, Gerry Teig, Derek Stoner, Sally O'Byrne, Frank
Rohrbacher, Chris Rowe, Lynn Smith, Alissa Kegelman, and Joe Russell.
Remember, the birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into
302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy
Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Subject: Blackbird State Forest
From: Michael Moore <mcmoore32 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:14:20 -0400
Greetings

 

Yesterday (Jun 9) afternoon while looking for dragonflies in the Tybout
Tract of Blackbird State Forest I also found both singing Kentucky and
singing Worm-eating Warbler.  Kentucky is a pretty regular, if sparse,
breeder here but this is the first time I have seen Worm-eating there.

 

 

Mike Moore

Newark, DE

  Mcmoore32 AT gmail.com

 

Websites:

 
Delmarva Dragonflies and Damselflies
(https://sites.google.com/a/udel.edu/deodes/)

  Voices of Delaware Birds
(https://sites.google.com/site/delawarebirdsongs/)

  Birds of the
Gilbert Water Ranch
(https://sites.google.com/site/birdsofthegilbertwaterranch/)

  AZFO Rare Bird
Photos (http://www.azfo.org/gallery/1main/photos_recent.html)

 

 


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Subject: Re: Price Park middletown mowing
From: Jerald Reb <jrebelboy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 14:09:11 -0400
Has anyone seen the Dickcissel(s) today? I'm going up to look for them in a 
little while. 


Jerald

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 8, 2016, at 7:12 PM, John  wrote:
> 
> Mowing has commenced at the park. Now that they've mowed everything inside 
the park except for the dog park, they've started to mow outside the fence. 
They've taken down down of the split-rail fence along the west side of the 
entrance road, presumably to destroy the Meadowlark habitat, well, at least to 
cut down the grass there. The area around the berm in the back has been cut 
down also. 

> 
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> John Dunn
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Subject: Bald Eagles at Bombay Hook NWR this morning.
From: Jerry <jerryhull AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 13:12:47 -0400
At Bombay Hook NWR this morning there was a total of eight eagles all feeding 
or attempting to feed at Bear Swamp. Several had fish and the others would try 
and take it away from them. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/doxydad/27287169920/in/dateposted-public/


Jerry Hull
Clayton, DE

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Subject: Bird Sightings for 6/9/16-Abbott's Mill, Milford, DE
From: Alice Mohrman <alice AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 13:05:47 -0400
Good Morning Birders! For the grand finale of our spring bird walks, we 
recorded the following: N. Cardinal, Great Blue Heron, Barn Swallow (nesting), 
Tree Swallow (nesting), Purple Martins (nesting), Eastern Kingbird, 
Great-crested Flycatcher, Turkey Vulture, Chipping Sparrow, Carolina Chickadee, 
Tufted Titmouse, Brown Thrasher, Indigo Bunting, Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy 
Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-tailed Hawk, E. Starling, House Sparrow, 
C. Grackle. 

Bonus sighting:  Beaver
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Subject: Re: Birder Google Doodle today
From: Rob Blye <rwblye AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:32:14 -0400
For an account of Phoebe's life, death and birding adventures read "Life
List" by Olivia Gentile. It will open your eyes to a new level of birding
obsession, rivaling and exceeding many of the young, mostly male, obsessive
birders of today. One her frequent guides was Ben King of King Tours, Asia
Specialists. Ben was the graduate teaching assistant that ran our labs for
Bio 572, Ornithology, at Cornell. Yes, I got credit for going on field
trips led by Ben King!! Of course I also had to be able to sight id all the
birds of New York and identify to order and family all th birds of the
world using Cornell's extensive collection. I passed by the skin of my
teeth!!

*Rob*

Robert W. Blye
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Lewes DE 19958-3332
302 945-8618
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On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 10:59 AM, Andrew McGann 
wrote:

> This story was also picked up in popular press in the UK today. Ms.
> Snetsinger’s life was not entirely a walk in the park...
>
>
> 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/phoebe-snetsinger-the-woman-who-listed-more-than-8000-bird-species-a7071596.html 

>
> Best,
> Andy
>
> --
>
> Andy McGann
>
>
> Newark, DE
>
>
> New Castle County
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Amy O'Neil wrote:
>
> > Maybe a bit off topic (?), but if you happen to use Google today,
> there's an animated birding theme, and when you click on it for further
> info, you'll see its in honor of the birthday of the late birder Phoebe
> Snetsinger.
> >
> > "Phoebe Snetsinger, née Burnett, was an American bird-watcher famous for
> having seen and documented birds of over 8,000 different species by the
> time of her death, at the time more than anyone else in history."
> >
> > She wrote a couple of books on her birding quest & adventures.
> >
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> platform.
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From: Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:59:49 -0400
This story was also picked up in popular press in the UK today. Ms. 
Snetsinger’s life was not entirely a walk in the park... 



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/phoebe-snetsinger-the-woman-who-listed-more-than-8000-bird-species-a7071596.html 


Best,
Andy

--  

Andy McGann


Newark, DE  


New Castle County






On Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Amy O'Neil wrote:

> Maybe a bit off topic (?), but if you happen to use Google today, there's an 
animated birding theme, and when you click on it for further info, you'll see 
its in honor of the birthday of the late birder Phoebe Snetsinger. 

>  
> "Phoebe Snetsinger, née Burnett, was an American bird-watcher famous for 
having seen and documented birds of over 8,000 different species by the time of 
her death, at the time more than anyone else in history." 

>  
> She wrote a couple of books on her birding quest & adventures.  
>  
> In any event, it's nice to see a birder/birding visible on such a large 
platform. 

>  
> Amy O'Neil
> North Wilmington  
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Subject: Birder Google Doodle today
From: "Amy O'Neil" <parakeet93 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:38:34 -0400
Maybe a bit off topic (?), but if you happen to use Google today, there's an 
animated birding theme, and when you click on it for further info, you'll see 
its in honor of the birthday of the late birder Phoebe Snetsinger. 


"Phoebe Snetsinger, née Burnett, was an American bird-watcher famous for 
having seen and documented birds of over 8,000 different species by the time of 
her death, at the time more than anyone else in history." 


She wrote a couple of books on her birding quest & adventures.  

In any event, it's nice to see a birder/birding visible on such a large 
platform. 


Amy O'Neil
North Wilmington 

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Subject: Re: Price Park middletown mowing
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata AT ZOOMINTERNET.NET>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 22:44:10 -0400
Thanks for posting this, Steve. All are welcome to join us on Saturday
morning.

From Newark, Delaware, take Rt 273 west to Appleton Road, then turn left
onto Black Bridge Road.

Pat Valdata

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Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:20 PM
To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Price Park middletown mowing

Too bad people in Delaware didn't have the foresight to protect the
grassland habitat with a conservation easement.  Fortunately a valuable
habitat in nearby Maryland is protected.

Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area (Fair Hill NRMA) has designated
approximately 100 acres of grassland as preserved habitat for ground-nesting
birds. This unique program will benefit Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks,
Grasshopper Sparrows, and Northern Bobwhite, bird species whose numbers are
in decline. Fair Hill NRMA and its contracted hay farmer have collaborated
on a strategic mowing schedule that leaves the prime nesting area uncut
through mid-July.
On Saturday, June 11, at 9:00 a.m., representatives from Fair Hill NRMA, The
Cecil Bird Club, and the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) will unveil
new interpretive signs explaining the importance of this protected
grassland. The unveiling will be held adjacent to the North Appleton parking
lot (Lot #3) on Black Bridge Road.
steve cottrell

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Subject: Re: Price Park middletown mowing
From: steve cottrell <miami.07 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 20:19:31 -0400
Too bad people in Delaware didn't have the foresight to protect the grassland 
habitat with a conservation easement. Fortunately a valuable habitat in nearby 
Maryland is protected. 


Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area (Fair Hill NRMA) has designated 
approximately 100 acres of grassland as preserved habitat for ground-nesting 
birds. This unique program will benefit Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, 
Grasshopper Sparrows, and Northern Bobwhite, bird species whose numbers are in 
decline. Fair Hill NRMA and its contracted hay farmer have collaborated on a 
strategic mowing schedule that leaves the prime nesting area uncut through 
mid-July. 

On Saturday, June 11, at 9:00 a.m., representatives from Fair Hill NRMA, The 
Cecil Bird Club, and the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) will unveil new 
interpretive signs explaining the importance of this protected grassland. The 
unveiling will be held adjacent to the North Appleton parking lot (Lot #3) on 
Black Bridge Road. 

steve cottrell

> Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 23:12:28 +0000
> From: vcrail AT MSN.COM
> Subject: [de-birds] Price Park middletown mowing
> To: de-birds AT PRINCETON.EDU
> 
> Mowing has commenced at the park. Now that they've mowed everything inside 
the park except for the dog park, they've started to mow outside the fence. 
They've taken down down of the split-rail fence along the west side of the 
entrance road, presumably to destroy the Meadowlark habitat, well, at least to 
cut down the grass there. The area around the berm in the back has been cut 
down also. 

> 
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From: John <vcrail AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 23:12:28 +0000
 Mowing has commenced at the park. Now that they've mowed everything inside the 
park except for the dog park, they've started to mow outside the fence. They've 
taken down down of the split-rail fence along the west side of the entrance 
road, presumably to destroy the Meadowlark habitat, well, at least to cut down 
the grass there. The area around the berm in the back has been cut down also. 



John Dunn

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Subject: DOS Prime Hook Trip This Saturday
From: Jerald R <Jrebelboy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2016 10:13:11 -0400
Hello everyone,

Just a quick reminder that Bill Stewart and I will be leading a DOS trip to 
Prime Hook this Saturday. We will meet at the refuge headquarters area at 8am, 
and bird until 11. The weather forecast looks good at the moment. Bring 
sunscreen and bug spray. If you plan to join us, please email me, just so I can 
get an idea of how many will be there, and so we can wait for if you're running 
behind. I hope to see you there! 


Jerald

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Subject: **FalconWatch moved to Thursday, June 9th
From: Bill Stewart <bstewart AT ABA.ORG>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:02:09 -0400
Good Afternoon FalconFans,

For safety reasons due to the predicted high winds (30+ mph) and isolated rain 
showers for tomorrow afternoon, we have decided to use our rain date of 
Thursday, June 9th to hold our FalconWatch. Hopefully, this does not cause any 
inconvenience on your part and we would certainly appreciate your help in 
notifying any of your colleagues, associates and friends regarding the change 
in schedule. 


Hope to see you on Thursday, June 9th for an exciting FalconWatch!

Best,

Bill 

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Subject: Deadline for Delaware Bird-A-Thon entries and pledges around the corner
From: Bill Stewart <bstewart AT ABA.ORG>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 17:17:26 -0400
Calling all Delaware Bird-A-Thon Participants and Donors - 

We sincerely hope everyone had a great Bird-A-Thon experience this past May, 
now we all need to follow up on our pledges and promised donations. Pledges and 
field cards are due by this Saturday the 11th to be eligible for prizes. 
Instructions for submitting your totals and collected pledges can be found in 
your Bird-A-Thon brochure. You can also drop off your materials directly to me 
if you are attending this week's Peregrine FalconWatch in downtown Wilmington. 


If you would still like to donate via our online donation form, please visit 
http://www.dosbirds.org/get-involved/delaware-bird-thon/ 
 and we Thank You! 


REMINDER: This year’s Delaware Bird-A-Thon Awards Ceremony will be held in 
conjunction with the DOS Annual Picnic on Wednesday, June 15th, starting  AT  5:30 
at the very birdy American Birding Association’s HQ in Delaware City. All DOS 
members, Bird-A-Thon participants, friends and family are encouraged and 
welcomed to attend. Grilled hamburgers and sausage will be provided. Please 
consider bringing a summer-themed dish to share. Adults are welcomed to BYOB/W. 
Don’t forget your lawn or beach chair! 


Mark your calendars for JUNE 15TH and we hope to see another great turnout!

Thanks to all who participated in this year's 10th Annual Delaware Bird-A-Thon 
- it was a great and fun event once again!! 


Good birding,

Bill Stewart
610-864-0370


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Subject: unusual cormorant, Milford, DE
From: Thom Rex <000002a4a9810cb1-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 23:17:20 -0400
Late Sunday afternoon, my wife and I visited the Dupont Nature Center on 
Lighthouse Rd in Milford. An unusual looking cormorant was perched on a piling 
outside the nature center, along with several usual looking immature 
Double-crested Cormorants. The unusual bird had a rusty/cinnamon chest and 
looked smaller than a nearby DC Corm. It also looked like it had a point at the 
base of the yellow under the chin. I'm not an expert, but I'm wondering if the 
bird could be a Neotropic Cormorant? If it is a Neotropic, then possibly 
someone else can confirm it. 


Thanks
Thom Rex

Milford, DE

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Subject: Birding and Biking the Mike Castle Trail with DOS/ABA
From: Sandy Schriever <sschriever AT SBCGLOBAL.NET>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:55:10 -0400
I'd give the Mike Castle Trail 5 stars for birding and biking both.

It was a perfect day for birding and biking — wind, humidity, and temps 
cooperated and most importantly — so did the birds. Personally I have never 
seen so many Indigo Buntings in my life and I got best life views ever of 
Prairie Warblers and Scarlet Tanagers. Other highlights included a mute swan 
family with four newly hatched cygnets at the beginning of our trip and a 
three-foot Black Rat Snake on the other end of our bike ride near Aqua Sol 
Summit Marina. We had 60+ species (pretty sure the list will be posted on 
e-Birds by Liz and Jeff Gordon). 


P.S. on Biking: I also got a sneak preview of the bridge at the beginning of 
the trail on the Delaware side — a little pavement work remains but you can 
now bike from “downtown” Delaware City to Chesapeake City. The bridge 
officially opens June 15th. 


Sandy Schriever
Newark, DE

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Subject: Common Gallinules
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 20:52:12 -0400
As a follow up to Frank's post, I found 2 Common Gallinules at the Grier's Pond 
side of 1000 Acre Marsh. I almost never drive by Grier's without stopping even 
for a minute. I heard a single Gallinule call coming from the Marsh but it 
didn't register at first. I drove closer to the spot knowing it was Rail like 
and heard the classic Gallinule call. Eventually, 2 birds called 
simultaneously. One giving the classic call and the other giving a sporadic 
single keek about every 30 seconds. The classic call was moving around while 
the single keek stayed put. A little Google snooping suggested possible nest 
communication. For me, it's been a busy Gallinule year with birds  AT  4 different 
locations. 2  AT  Port Penn Impoundments, 1 down in the Marsh on Rt. 9 just before 
Staves Landing and 1 in 1000 Acre Marsh  AT  Grier's Pond. 


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Subject: Awesome grasslands birds (for now) at Charles E. Price Memorial Park, New Castle County
From: Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2016 17:42:28 -0400
Hey all,

I enjoyed the fantastic grassland bird show this morning at Charles E. Price 
Memorial Park near Middletown, New Castle County. This spot is a jewel for 
birding. I think I saw the complete suite of eastern US grassland species this 
morning, and the site is a really decent place to get great views of these 
birds, as you can easily stroll along the split rail fence. In fact, I think 
this is the single most interesting split-rail fence in Delaware! 


I enjoyed it so much, I took a moment to edit my video clips together: 
https://vimeo.com/169380590 


There were not one but TWO Dickcissels on territory, and at least three 
Savannah Sparrow territories. Other highlights were Grasshopper Sparrows, 
Horned Larks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and a Marsh Wren. And one of the coolest 
things I saw was a pair of bees at some sort of nest cavity in the 
aforementioned fence. 


UNFORTUNATELY a woman informed me that the grassland habitat is scheduled to be 
demolished so that they can build soccer fields. How many more soccer fields do 
we need in New Castle County?? I’m looking for some enlightenment here. I 
don’t know who Charles E. Price was, but given the seemingly intentional 
focus on natural space for wildlife at this park, I’m curious if anyone on 
this listserv knew him, and whether he would approve of converting wildlife 
habitat to more soccer fields. Is anyone here on the county parks board? 


Good birding,
Andy

complete bird list:  

Glossy Ibis 4
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 5
Fish Crow 1
Horned Lark 4
Purple Martin 5
Barn Swallow 8
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 11
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 3
Chipping Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 3
Song Sparrow 7
Blue Grosbeak 3
Dickcissel 2
Red-winged Blackbird 18
Eastern Meadowlark 6
Common Grackle 12
Orchard Oriole 2
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1


--  
Andy McGann
Bear, Delaware
New Castle County

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Subject: RBA: Delaware Birdline, June 3rd, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 21:30:24 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*June 3, 2016
* DEST1606.03
	
*Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Northern Shoveler
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Least Bittern
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Virginia Rail
Clapper Rail
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
RUFF
Stilt Sandpiper
Sanderling
Dunlin
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whippoorwill
Chuck-Wills-Widow
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Willow Flycatcher
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Prothonotary Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler
Canada Warbler
Grasshopper Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Bobolink 
Eastern Meadowlark
Boat-tailed Grackle
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: June 3, 2016
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, June 3rd,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of
Natural History in Greenville. Happy Memorial Day everybody! The unofficial
Delaware year list increased to 303 species this week.

This evening, 4 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were found along the Prime
Hook Beach Road, to the right of the new bridge constructions just before
the beach area. On last report this evening, the four ducks were seen flying
east out over the Delaware Bay.

DICKCISSELS arrived in the state this week. A male DICKCISSEL was found on
Sunday at the Charles E. Price Park in Middletown. The bird was seen in the
back of the park by the berm near the Kestrel box. Also reported were
EASTERN MEADOWLARK, GRASSHOPPER and SAVANNAH SPARROW, and HORNED LARK.
Several GLOSSY IBIS was seen flying into the lake at Price Park. Another
DICKCISSEL was found in Sussex County near Rehoboth Beach behind Tangiers
Outlet to the right of the parking lot of the Breakwater Trail.

WHITE IBIS were seen again this week. A near adult WHITE IBIS was seen
flying into Sheerness Pool at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on
Sunday, with a big flock of 85 GLOSSY IBIS. Other waders at Bombay Hook
included TRICOLORED, LITTLE BLUE, and GREEN HERON, plus BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT
HERON. The previous reported male RUFF and WILSON'S PHALAROPE were seen on
Sunday morning at Bombay Hook, but not seen since. Originally seen in
Raymond Pool, they were last seen at the back end of Sheerness. Good numbers
of shorebirds still remain at Bombay Hook including 40 AMERICAN AVOCETS, a
peak count of 47 BLACK-NECKED STILTS, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
RUDDY TURNSTONE, LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, WILLETS, plus SPOTTED,
STILT, LEAST, WHITE-RUMP, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER,  SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHER, and 3 AMERICAN WOODCOCK at sunset. Late waterfowl at Bombay Hook
include a female BUFFLEHEAD at Raymond Pool, a female HOODED MERGANSER at
Finis Pool, MUTE SWAN at Sheerness Pool, NORTHERN SHOVELER, and RUDDY DUCK.
Both WILD TURKEY and NORTHERN BOBWHITE, plus GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were seen
by the Allee House. VIRGINIA RAIL and AMERICAN COOT were reported at
Sheerness Pool. Late migrants included AMERICAN REDSTART, ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK, and BOBOLINK. The refuge right now is teaming with songbirds,
reported this week were 87 MARSH WREN, 31 YELLOW WARBLERS, and 38 INDIGO
BUNTINGS.

WHITE IBIS was also found at Gordon's Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park. A
single bird was found on Saturday and two nearly adult birds were found at
the north end of the pond on Sunday. Also reported was 4 TRICOLORED HERONS
plus 24 SNOWY EGRETS. Shorebirds seen included PIPING PLOVER, plus 3
BLACK-NECKED STILTS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 2 RED KNOT, DUNLIN, SPOTTED, and
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. TERNS seen included ROYAL, LEAST, and 2 BLACK
SKIMMERS. SALTMARSH SPARROW was found out in the marsh along the
Lewes-Rehoboth canal along with 10 SEASIDE SPARROWS.                 A late
male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was found today at the trailhead near Rehoboth
today. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, PINE and PRAIRIE WARBLERS were found in the
woods.

There still lots of shorebirds at Mispillion Inlet at the DuPont Nature
Center. Reported this week were 400 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 1500 SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPERS, 40 DUNLIN, plus AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-NECKED STILT, RED
KNOT, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. SALTMARSH SPARROW was found along the
entrance road along with CLAPPER RAIL. ROYAL TERN was found on the pilings
by the observation deck, plus flyby BLACK SKIMMERS.

BLACK SKIMMER and LEAST TERN were also found along Prime Hook Beach Road at
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Shorebirds seen included
BLACK-NECKED STILT, SANDERLING, SEMIPALMATED, LEAST, and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER, BLACKBELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. A REEVE, a.k.a. female RUFF
was photographed at Prime Hook last week near Cods Road. WILLOW FLYCATCHER
was reported at Fowler's Beach. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
were reported at Deep Branch Road.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be reported along the Herring Creek trail
on Angola Neck. A NORTHERN PARULA was reported near Angola in a yard this
week. CANADA WARBLER was reported near the cross country track at Indian
River High School in Dagsboro, along with VESPER SPARROW. A late MAGNOLIA
WARBLER was seen in West Rehoboth at Canal Pointe. 

Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS was seen flying over Cape Henlopen State Park at Fort
Miles, Two CHUCKS-WILL-WIDOW calling behind the Seaside Nature Center.
EASTERN WHIPPOORWILL was heard calling at Oyster Rock Road at Prime Hook.
Both CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW and WHIPPOORWILL were found calling along Broadkill
Beach Road early Sunday morning. 

In western Sussex County, NORTHERN BOBWHITE was found at Oak Grove.
MEADOWLARK and GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were at Passwater Farms near Bridgeville.
A SUMMER TANAGER was found at the Chapel Branch Nature Area near Seaford. 

SUMMER TANAGER and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER were found along the Big Stone
Beach Road in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. Four SALTMARSH SPARROWS were
photographed at Bennett's Pier near Bower's Beach. NORTHERN HARRIER and
VIRGINIA RAIL was found along the Pickering Beach Road along with SEASIDE
SPARROW and MARSH WREN. A few late shorebirds at Port Mahon included 1 RED
KNOT, 10 SANDERLING, 5 LEAST SANDPIPERS, and a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER plus
RUDDY TURNSTONES and WILLET. A LEAST BITTERN was seen as a flyby at Little
Creek Wildlife Management Area, Port Mahon impoundment. GREEN HERON and
ORCHARD ORIOLE were reported at Cheswald. A PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found
along the Hawkey Branch off Route 9, north of Bombay Hook. CLIFF SWALLOWS
were found at the Fleming's Landing Bridge along Route 9 at the Smyrna
River. 

BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE continues to be seen at the North Appoquinimink Creek
Bridge along Route 9 near Odessa. CLIFF SWALLOWS are nesting under the
bridge. Also reported was a calling CLAPPER/ KING RAIL. LEAST BITTERN was
seen at Grier's Pond at Thousand Acre Marsh. A MUTE SWAN flew over at the
Mike Castle Trail near Delaware City. BOBWHITE, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, YELLOW
WARBLER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were also reported. The Heron Watch at
Veteran's Park in Delaware City on Wednesday saw 2 YELLOW-CROWNED and 14
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, plus 220 GLOSSY IBIS, 87 LITTLE BLUE HERONS, and
180 CATTLE EGRETS. Five BALD EAGLES and several OSPREYS were also seen. 

A late AMERICAN REDSTART was reported at Brandywine Hundred along Namannn's
Creek. EASTERN MEADOWLARK was found at Brandywine Creek State Park, along
with PRAIRIE and YELLOW WARBLER by the entrance booth. SCARLET TANAGER,
VEERY and WOOD THRUSH were found in the woods along the creek. BARRED OWL
and WILLOW FLYCATCHER were found at Alapocos Run State Park in Wilmington. 

A fledgling BARRED OWL was found along the creek at Middle Run Natural Area
on Tuesday. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH and lots of CEDAR
WAXWINGS were also seen. AMERICAN REDSTART and NORTHERN PARULA were seen at
Hopkins and Creek Road in White Clay Creek State Park

The PEREGRINE FALCONS continue to be seen in downtown Wilmington. There are
four fledged young on the nest box is on the Brandywine Building along
Pennsylvania Ave. A SNOW GOOSE was seen at the Peterson Urban Wildlife
Refuge along Wilmington's riverfront. WILLOW FLYCATCHER was calling at the
Peterson refuge. Also seen were NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, MARSH WREN,
YELLOW WARBLER, and ORCHARD ORIOLE.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Mike Hudson,
Karyn Campanelli, Bill Haldeman, Mike Epler, Lana Glass, Damon Orsetti,
Jennifer Christy, Dean Coffin, Kelly Schaeffer, Joel Martin, Al Guarente,
Susie Ball, Jeff Holmes, Keith Leonard, Chris Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Phil
Thompson, Bob Edelen, Robert Blye, George Armistead, Ian Stewart, Rich
Clifton, Hannah Greenberg Kelly Nunn, Dave Fees, Bill Stewart, Kim
Steininger, Holly Merker, Brian Henderson, John Long, Jerald and Aaron Reb,
Ken Wat, Teddy Burke, Gerry Teig, Derek Stoner, Chris Rowe, Lynn Smith,
Sharon Lynn, Sue Gruver, Alissa Kegelman, and Joe Russell. Remember, the
birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or
email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you
good birding!

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Subject: Re: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Prime Hook Beach Rd
From: Richard Clifton <waterfowlgodrc AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:25:02 -0400
They were there and I photographed them as well, but they took of heading
east over the bay.

Richard Clifton
Cods Road Milford.
On Jun 3, 2016 6:52 PM, "Mike Hudson"  wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Dan Small and I were alerted by a resident in the area that there are four
> Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks on Prime Hook Beach Rd, in the shallow
> water/mud flats to the right of the new bridge construction.
>
> We are here with a few others watching them and photographing them; quite
> close to the road and photogenic.
>
> Mike Hudson
> Chestertown, MD
>
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Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at Prime Hook Beach Rd
From: Mike Hudson <mike.p.hudson AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:52:30 -0400
Hi all, 

Dan Small and I were alerted by a resident in the area that there are four 
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks on Prime Hook Beach Rd, in the shallow water/mud 
flats to the right of the new bridge construction. 


We are here with a few others watching them and photographing them; quite close 
to the road and photogenic. 


Mike Hudson
Chestertown, MD 

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