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Chestnut-sided Warbler,©Barry Kent Mackay

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 ]
3 Jun Abbott's Mill, Milford:Birdwalk 6/2/16 [Alice Mohrman ]
2 Jun ❤ how about that? [Bev Sprout ]
2 Jun ☂ don't miss this [Bev Sprout ]
1 Jun Middle Run Bird Walk Highlights: Cuckoos, Barred Owls, Waterthrushes, and Tanagers [Derek Stoner ]
31 May Nice yard bird ["Lovelace, Glen (DelDOT)" ]
31 May possible White-faced Ibis at Price Park Middletown [DEAN ]
30 May DOS kayak/canoe trip to Dragon Run ["sally o'byrne" ]
29 May Dickcissel [Joseph Russell ]
28 May Black-necked Stilt in NCC [ ]
27 May RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 27th, 2016 [Andrew Ednie ]
27 May Re: Shorebird Migration-In-Action Spectacle At Middle Run Last Night ["Bennett, Chris (DNREC)" ]
27 May Shorebird Migration-In-Action Spectacle At Middle Run Last Night [Kelley Nunn ]
27 May DOS Local Patch Birding Series: Prime Hook [Jerald R ]
26 May Sightings, Abbott's Mill, Milford, 5/26/16 [Alice Mohrman ]
26 May Join us for a Sunset Birding Cruise TONIGHT from Delaware City! [Jeffrey Gordon ]
26 May Bennett's Pier Saltmarsh Sparrows and Summer Tanager [Gina Sheridan ]
26 May Ashton Tract Perusal [ ]
25 May Migrants at White Clay Creek [Christopher Heckscher ]
25 May Ashland Bird Walk Thursday [joe sebastiani ]
25 May Big Stone Beach Road Evening Run & Belated Friday Report [Gina Sheridan ]
24 May White Ibis Continues [ ]
24 May Fwd: eBird Report - Cape Henlopen SP--Nature Center area, May 24, 2016 [Rob Blye ]
24 May Raven at White Clay Creek [Christopher Heckscher ]
24 May Middle Run Bird Walk and Sky Watching Sessions This Week [Derek Stoner ]
23 May bay-breasted warbler [Lloyd ]
23 May White Ibis NCC [ ]
22 May Calico Heron [Jerry ]
22 May Blackburnian Warbler [Judy Montgomery ]
22 May Re: Sooty Shearwater [ ]

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

judym AT delnature.org
(302) 239-2334 x 127
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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 
be approximately one mile on your left. 



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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.
Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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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.

Joe Sebastiani

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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.

Lloyd Maier

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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/

Jerry Hull
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 
12 late / early Greater Yellowlegs  AT  the Augustine Causeway. 


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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
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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

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

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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 
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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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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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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. 



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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
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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
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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
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* 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

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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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Subject: Abbott's Mill, Milford:Birdwalk 6/2/16
From: Alice Mohrman <alice AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2016 18:43:21 -0400
Hello Birders!  
Thursday morning exploration across the spillway and along Abbott's Pond 
included: N. Cardinal, Indigo Buntings (4), N. Mockingbird, Tree Swallows, 
Purple Martins, Am. Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwings (3), Field Sparrow, Mourning 
Dove, Am. Crow, Barn Swallows, Eastern Kingbird, Belted Kingfisher (2), 
Great-crested Flycatcher (2), House Sparrow, Canada Geese and Carolina 
Chickadees. 


Join us next Thursday, 6/9/16 at Abbott's Mill, 15411 Abbotts Pond Road, at 
8:30 am for the last bird walk of the Spring 2016 season. Beginners and experts 
welcome. FREE program. Binoculars are available to borrow. 


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Subject: ❤ how about that?
From: Bev Sprout <bevandsue AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:17:00 +0300
Hi, Do you know what I've just found on the internet? You're gonna be so 
surprised, just check it out here  


bevandsue AT comcast.net


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Subject: ☂ don't miss this
From: Bev Sprout <bevandsue AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:16:58 +0300
Hi,

Look at that, it's something really worthy, don't miss it. Here is the link 
 


All the best, bevandsue AT comcast.net


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Subject: Middle Run Bird Walk Highlights: Cuckoos, Barred Owls, Waterthrushes, and Tanagers
From: Derek Stoner <derek AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 19:46:11 +0000
Greetings:

Yesterday morning's bird walk on the Middle Run Birding Trail, the final of the 
Spring Season for these Delaware Nature Society-led walks, included a number of 
notable encounters of breeding birds in the park. 


Early birder Peter Hall captured great photos of fledgling Barred Owls hanging 
out in the forest near the parking lot area before the walk started, and later 
on the walk we found an adult Barred Owl perched near Trail Marker 10. The 
adult owls are busy at this time of year keeping the newly-flying youngsters 
well-fed. 


At Trail Marker 9, we watched a pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos zipping through 
the forest as they visited a presumed caterpillar buffet high in the Tuliptree 
canopy. In this same location, a pair of Scarlet Tanagers hopped about at close 
range and the male cooperated with long views through the spotting scope. 


The scene at Trail Marker 11 (the biking bridge over the Middle Run stream) 
held an interesting cast of characters: several adult Louisiana Waterthrushes 
(with males singing and feeding at least one fledgling), a female Ruby-throated 
Hummingbird feeding from flowers along the water's edge, a pair of Red-eyed 
Vireos bathing in a sunlit patch of water, and Acadian Flycatchers zipping out 
from their perches above the creek. 


Both at the beginning and the conclusion of the walk, we watched swarms of 
Cedar Waxwings gorging themselves on the first ripening fruits on the 
Serviceberry bushes around the parking lot. In coming weeks, these berries will 
attract dozens of birds of many different species. 


Here is the link to our species checklist, with photos by Peter Hall of the 
owls and waxwings: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S30013250 


Thank you very much to Judy Montgomery for co-leading the walk, and for the 19 
participants who made this a great finale to a wonderful season of birding at 
Middle Run. Judy and Tim Freiday did an amazing job of helping participants 
"get on the birds" all season long, rain or shine, with both binoculars and 
spotting scopes. 


A special thanks goes to New Castle County Parks for sponsoring these free 
walks for the birding community. 


Good birding,

Derek Stoner

Seasonal Program Team Leader
Delaware Nature Society
302-239-2334, ext. 106
derek AT delnature.org
Visit the Middle Run Birding Trail:
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Subject: Nice yard bird
From: "Lovelace, Glen (DelDOT)" <Glen.Lovelace AT STATE.DE.US>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 17:14:13 +0000
A female Bobwhite foraging with the rabbits this morning.

Glen Lovelace III
Seaford, DE

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Subject: possible White-faced Ibis at Price Park Middletown
From: DEAN <dcoffin5 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 12:29:23 +0000
For anyone in the area of Chas.Price Park in Middletown - 
I think I saw a White-faced Ibis. Approx. 3:30 yesterday afternoon. 
Very close to the entrance of the park, there's a marshy area. I saw a lone 
ibis flying in from across the street. I only saw in flight and for 2 seconds 
while trying to get out of the car for a better look. Trailing feet & legs were 
bright red. Bird disappeared down into marshy area of tall grasses/reeds. Did 
not show itself again. 

I am not 100% about this ID but thought I'd better send a message since folks 
are also looking for Dickcissel in the park (I could not locate him but there's 
alot of singing Meadowlarks). Maybe someone close by can re-find the Ibis and 
confirm. 

Dean Coffin 

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Subject: DOS kayak/canoe trip to Dragon Run
From: "sally o'byrne" <salobyrne AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:29:52 -0400
Next Saturday, June 4, is the annual canoe, kayak trip to Dragon Run. This is 
for DOS members only, leaving at 7:30 am from the put- in spot near Delaware 
City. Target birds are Least Bittern, (Coastal Plain) Swamp Sparrow, Marsh 
Wren, and Little Blue Herons. A half day trip, this is a ‘bring your own 
boat’ trip. However, I have a canoe and can take one or two people. 


Please let me know if you are planning to come, and I will email you a map to 
the put-in location. 


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Subject: Dickcissel
From: Joseph Russell <russellj AT UDEL.EDU>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2016 15:39:25 -0400
Dickcissel singing from the hay bales at the far end of Price Park in
Middletown.

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Subject: Black-necked Stilt in NCC
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2016 18:07:35 -0400
Current a single bird  AT  Augustine Causeway opposite the Pumphouse.

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Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, May 27th, 2016
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 21:41:10 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*May 27, 2016
* DEST1605.27
	
*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Tundra Swan
Northern Shoveler
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Great Cormorant
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
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Virginia Rail
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden 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
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Bonaparte's Gull
Least Tern
Common Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whippoorwill
Chuck-Will-Widow
Red-headed Woodpecker
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
Eastern Wood Peewee
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
ALDER FLYCATCHER
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
COMMON RAVEN
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-beaded Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Boat-tailed Grackle

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Date: May 27, 2016
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Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, May 27th,  this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of
Natural History in Greenville. Happy Memorial Day everybody! The unofficial
Delaware year list broke the 300 mark increasing to 301 species this week.

WHITE IBIS were seen in New Castle and Sussex County again this week. An
immature WHITE IBIS was seen in agricultural field along Pole Bridge Road at
the intersection of Port Penn Road, along with several GLOSSY IBIS and
CATTLE EGRETS. Two WHITE IBIS were seen from the Burton's Island Nature
Trail looking out into the Rehoboth Marshes in Delaware Seashore State Park.
TRICOLORED HERON was seen along with flyover WHIMBREL. A GREAT CORMORANT in
adult plumage flew by over Indian River Bay. AMERICAN REDSTART and
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were reported on Burton's Island. The TERN flock at
Indian River Inlet included 5 COMMON and 2 ROYAL TERNS. TRICOLORED HERON was
also found at Savages Ditch in Delaware Seashore State Park, along with a
NORTHERN BOBWHITE.

New this week were migrating FLYCATCHERS making a late appearance. An
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the south end of White Clay Creek Valley
near North Campus by Christiana Towers. An ALDER FLYCATCHER  plus 3 WILLOW
FLYCATCHERS along with GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN KINGBIRD and
EASTERN WOOD PEEWEE were reported at the University of Delaware woodlot near
Townsend Hall. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER plus WILLOW FLYCATCHER were
reported at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna yesterday. A
"TRAIL'S-TYPE" FLYCATCHER was reported at the Ashton Tract at Thousand Acre
Marsh and at Ashland Nature Center. WILLOW FLYCATCHER was also reported at
Fowler's Beach Road at Prime Hook, the pond complex at Middle Run Natural
Area near Newark, Ashland Nature Center, Harry's Pond in Brandywine Town
Center, Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, and at Thousand Acre
Marsh near the Reedy Point Bridge. LEAST FLYCATCHERS, surprisingly rare this
year, was found at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton and
Ashland Nature Center

An interesting phenomena this by this spring has been the Nocturnal Flight
Call Project that has produced a plethora of records. On Monday, a night
recording at Middle Run included a flyover WHIMBREL, a species never
previous reported in New Castle County. Evening birding at Middle Run
produced 120 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS flying over and three separates flocks as
they headed north to their tundra nesting grounds, along with BARRED OWL.
Flight calls in Dover and Rockwood Museum in Wilmington have produced VEERY,
SWAINSON'S, GRAY-CHEEKED, and WOOD THRUSH, plus NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLACK
AND WHITE WARBLER, and BOBOLINK.

Downstate, shorebirds are reaching their peak migration. A RUFF, this one
chestnut-colored was reported at Sheerness Pool in Bombay Hook on Wednesday
and today, along with a lone AMERICAN AVOCET. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was
seen swimming and spinning in the ditch opposite Raymond Pool last Friday,
but unfortunately not seen again. Other shorebirds at Bombay Hook included
700 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, mostly in breeding plumage, plus SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, WILLET, DUNLIN, SPOTTED, STILT, LEAST, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER,
and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. There are still a few GREATER and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS in the area. Both YELLOW-CROWNED and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS
were again reported at Night Heron Island in Bear Swamp. Also reported was
LEAST BITTERN, LITTLE BLUE HERON, CATTLE EGRET, and GLOSSY IBIS, along with
large numbers of SNOWY and GREAT EGRETS. Two MUTE SWANS were reported at
Sheerness Pool along with a female BUFFLEHEAD and NORTHERN SHOVELER. A
HOODED MERGANSER was reported at the Beaver Pond. NORTHERN BOBWHITES were
reported along the road to the Allee House along with GRASSHOPPER SPARROW.
Warblers found along Raymond Neck Road included WORM-EATING, CANADA,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, BAY-BREASTED, BLACK AND WHITE, BLACKPOLL, PRAIRIE,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, and YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT. There was also a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and late YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
found. PEREGRINE FALCON and 6 BALD EAGLES were hunting shorebirds over
Sheerness Pool. BARRED OWL was found in Finis Woods.

More shorebirds were found along Port Mahon Road including hundreds of
DUNLIN, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. Thirty RED KNOT were
seen there along with a BLACK SKIMMER. VIRGINIA RAIL was found in the marsh.
Two RUDDY DUCK were seen on Delaware Bay at Port Mahon on plus flyover
CASPIAN and ROYAL TERN. A WHIMBREL was seen at Bennett's Pier along with RED
KNOT and RUDDY TURNSTONE. WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER with TURNSTONE, RED KNOT,
SANDERLING and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were found at Big Stone Beach. A single
SNOW GOOSE was found on Delaware Bay at Big Stone Beach. 

Two AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS were seen with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS along the
entrance road to Prime Hook. BLACK-NECKED STILT, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LESSER
and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, RED KNOT, plus RUDDY TURNSTONE and a late
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen along the Prime Hook Beach Road. Two
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were found at Fowler's Beach Road. Shorebird researchers
at Fowler's Beach also found AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, 2 PIPING PLOVER and 5
LEAST TERNS in the restricted area, along with TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. TERNS along the Prime Hook Beach Road included
COMMON, LEAST, and 175 BLACK SKIMMER, plus BONAPARTE'S GULL. Also reported
was TRICOLORED and LITTLE BLUE HERON. There were still lots of migrant
warblers around this week. A WILSON'S WARBLER was found at Fowler's Beach
woods along with a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH. PROTHONOTARY and BLACKPOLL
WARBLER plus YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were found by the refuge headquarters.
BLACKBURNIAN, MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, CANADA, and BLACKPOLL, along
with PROTHONOTARY, PARULA, and REDSTART were reported at Little Neck
Wildlife Area.

Another BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER put on a show from the rocks in front of the
DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Inlet on Sunday. Hundreds of shorebirds
were seen at Mispillion Inlet including 200 RUDDY TURNSTONE, RED KNOT, 400
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER plus BLACK-NECKED STILT,
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, SPOTTED, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. There was also
a flyby BLACK SKIMMER and ROYAL TERN. SALTMARSH and SEASIDE SPARROW were
found in the marsh along Lighthouse Road.

BRANT, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and BLACK SCOTER were reported at The Point in
Cape Henlopen State Park, along with AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, PIPING PLOVER,
RUDDY TURNSTONE, RED KNOT and SANDERLING plus LEAST and COMMON TERN. Twenty
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and a GREAT YELLOWLEGS were seen at Gordon's Pond in
Cape Henlopen along with a flyby MERLIN and  GREEN HERON and SNOWY EGRET.
The Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen had MAGNOLIA, BLACK-THROATED
GREEN, BLACK AND WHITE, REDSTART, and 6 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS.

A late female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen at a feeder in Dagsboro. A
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was reported at Midway on Wednesday in a back yard. A
yard in Lewes had a fallout of warblers on Wednesday including WORM-EATING,
BAY-BREASTED, PARULA, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN plus SCARLET TANAGER. A
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was reported at Old Landing. A pair of NASHVILLE
WARBLER was reported at Dewey Beach, along with MAGNOLIA WARBLER and
BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was reported in Pocomoke swamp near Gumboro along with
WILD TURKEY and WORM-EATING WARBLER. Another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues
to be seen at Angola Neck along Herring Creek. A third RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
was reported along the Big Stone Beach Road in Milford Neck. SUMMER TANAGERS
were reported in the traditional sites at Pocomoke Swamp and Redden State
Forest. SUMMER TANAGER was also reported this week along the Big Stone Beach
Road and at Bennett's Pier Road in Milford Neck Wildlife Area.

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOWS were calling at Old Landing near Rehoboth and at Tower
Road in Delaware Seashore State Park. EASTERN WHIPPOORWILLS were reported in
Milford Neck along with COMMON NIGHTHAWK. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were also
reported at Old Landing, Cape Henlopen, Prime Hook and Middle Run.

A pair of CLIFF SWALLOWS were reported at the boat dock along Water Street
in Seaford along with 2 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS. This species is rare
in Sussex County but does nest just over the state line in Sharptown,
Maryland on the Nanticoke River Bridge. Maybe Seaford will become a new
nesting site! Six GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS and 2 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were found
at Passwater Farm near Bridgeville along Route 13.

Several CLIFF SWALLOWS were also reported at the Appoquinimink Bridge along
Route 9 near Odessa. Also found there was a male calling BOAT-TAILED
GRACKLE. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and MEADOWLARK were found along Levels Road in
Middletown. SAVANNAH SPARROW was found a Price Park in Middletown.
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported at the Ashton tract. A PEREGRINE FALCON
was seen at the Port Penn Impoundments. 

The boat cruise to Pea Patch Island found nesting DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS
on the channel markers and a single GREAT CORMORANT. Waders flying into Pea
Patch Heronry included 52 BLACK-CROWNED and 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS,
270 GLOSSY IBIS, plus numbers of CATTLE EGRET, LITTLE BLUE HERON, SNOWY and
GREAT EGRET. There were also hundreds of shorebirds moving up the river,
including 104 RED KNOTS and 20 DUNLIN.

A HOODED WARBLER was found in a surprising location along the Pickering
Beach Road at the edge of agricultural field on Monday. HOODED and
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found in northern Delaware at the Brandywine
Game Preserve off Twaddle Mill Roadin Centerville. A NASHVILLE WARBLER was
found at Brandywine Creek State Park on Monday along with BLACKPOLL, PARULA,
and PRAIRIE WARBLER. EASTERN MEADOWLARK were seen in the fields at
Brandywine Creek. A BAY-BREASTED WARBLER was found at Coverdale farms. 

Late migrants at MIDDLE RUN included BLACK AND WHITE, PARULA, AMERICAN
REDSTART, and PRAIRIE WARBLER. Also seen there was 200 CEDAR WAXWINGS on
Tuesday night. There were lots of WAXWINGS were seen at White Clay Creek
State Park along with VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED and SWAINSON'S THRUSH at Thompson
Station Road, plus BLUE-WINGED WARBLER. LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH , KENTUCKY
MAGNOLIA, BLACKPOLL, and PINE WARBLER were found at Wedgewood Road in White
Clay Creek. A COMMON RAVEN was heard calling over the White Clay Valley at
Thompson's Station Road. This is not far from where another RAVEN was
reported last week in North Star. A late YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was found
along the disc golf course at Water Carpenter Recreational Area. Another
late YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was found at the woodlot at the University of
Delaware, plus MAGNOLIA and BLACKPOLL WARBLER. More WAXWINGS, BANK SWALLOW
and WARBLING VIREO were found at the University of Delaware Ag farm. 

The PEREGRINE FALCONS continue to be seen in downtown Wilmington. They
fledged four young from their nest box is on the Brandywine Building along
Pennsylvania Ave. this week. An immature BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen flying
over downtown Wilmington interacting with the PEREGRINES. Peterson Urban
Wildlife Refuge also reported warbLING VIREO, MARSH WREN, REDSTART, and
YELLOW WARBLER.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week, including, Kara Coats, Gina
Sheridan, Dale Murphy, Al Guarente, David Kidwell, Ron Furnish, Nancy
Hedgespeth, Elaine Hendricks, Dick Plambeck, Andrea Martin, Fred Atwood,
Andy McGann, Hank Davis, Susie Ball, Jeff Holmes, Vince Gambal, Keith
Leonard, Sally O'Byrne, Alice Mohrman, Keith Maley, Chris Bennett, Anthony
Gonzon, Richard Jullian, Phil Thompson, Nancy Goggin, Bob Edelen, Racheal
Shapiro, Robert Blye, George Armistead, Ian Stewart, Rich Clifton, Joe
Swertinski, Hannah Greenberg Kelly Nunn, Dave Fees, Bill Stewart, Kim
Steininger, Holly Merker, Amy White, John Long, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Ken
Wat, Amy and Parker O'Neil, Derek Stoner, Chris Rowe, Lynn Smith, Sharon
Lynn, Sue Gruver, Alissa Kegelman, Tim Freiday, Melanie Mancuso, 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: Shorebird Migration-In-Action Spectacle At Middle Run Last Night
From: "Bennett, Chris (DNREC)" <Chris.Bennett AT STATE.DE.US>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 19:14:51 +0000
And for those that can make it to the Delaware River - Augustine Beach, Battery 
Park Delaware City, Battery Park New Castle and Fox Point State Park are also 
good locations to see flocks as they move up the river. We saw a three big 
flocks during the evening heronry survey in DE City on Wednesday - though in 
years when the horseshoe crab spawn peaks in mid-May (cool temps and storms 
this year caused a later than usual spawn) we usually see thousands of birds 
migrating up the river during our survey. 


Chris Bennett
Milford, DE 

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Subject: [de-birds] Shorebird Migration-In-Action Spectacle At Middle Run Last 
Night 


Hey, Delaware Birders!

Last night, a group of 10 birders joined together on the parking lot "hill"
at Middle Run Natural Area in hopes of witnessing flyover shorebirds making 
their way North to their arctic breeding grounds. What we ended up encountering 
was way way more than we had bargained for, and made for one of the most 
exciting hours in birding we've ever experienced! 


Between 7-8pm, we observed at least 15 flocks of shorebirds flying past, some 
containing hundreds upon hundreds of birds. Some of the flocks were distant, 
flying by to the southwest, but many flew directly overhead! There were groups 
that looked like murmurating European Starlings, and others that appeared like 
ultra-fast Snow Geese in skeins and v-formations. 


In reviewing our photographs, we've tentatively ID'ed 7 shorebird species:
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, 
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and SANDERLING. In total, we 
tallied at least a few thousand birds. Absolutely incredible given our location 
in the northern Delaware piedmont! 


There's a good chance that similar shorebird movements will continue over the 
next several days, as birds lift off from their feeding stopover points in the 
Delaware Bayshore. If you'd like to try your hand at seeing flyover shorebirds 
in northern Delaware, the ideal time frame is end of May through early June 
between 6-8:30pm. Typically, the shorebirds peak between 7-8pm, but can be 
heard flying over well after dark. We tend to get the best flights on southerly 
winds, and especially winds from the southeast. 


This spectacle is well-documented by Larry Lewis at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 
just a few miles due North of Middle Run in Chester County, PA, who hosts daily 
shorebird watches from 3-8:30pm through June 6th. We're thrilled that we had 
the opportunity to witness this migration-in-action spectacle in Delaware at 
Middle Run! 


Good birding and best of luck!

-Kelley Nunn

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Subject: Shorebird Migration-In-Action Spectacle At Middle Run Last Night
From: Kelley Nunn <kelley.nunn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:20:23 -0400
Hey, Delaware Birders!

Last night, a group of 10 birders joined together on the parking lot "hill"
at Middle Run Natural Area in hopes of witnessing flyover shorebirds making
their way North to their arctic breeding grounds. What we ended up
encountering was way way more than we had bargained for, and made for one
of the most exciting hours in birding we've ever experienced!

Between 7-8pm, we observed at least 15 flocks of shorebirds flying past,
some containing hundreds upon hundreds of birds. Some of the flocks were
distant, flying by to the southwest, but many flew directly overhead! There
were groups that looked like murmurating European Starlings, and others
that appeared like ultra-fast Snow Geese in skeins and v-formations.

In reviewing our photographs, we've tentatively ID'ed 7 shorebird species:
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, DUNLIN, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER,
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and SANDERLING. In total, we
tallied at least a few thousand birds. Absolutely incredible given our
location in the northern Delaware piedmont!

There's a good chance that similar shorebird movements will continue over
the next several days, as birds lift off from their feeding stopover points
in the Delaware Bayshore. If you'd like to try your hand at seeing flyover
shorebirds in northern Delaware, the ideal time frame is end of May through
early June between 6-8:30pm. Typically, the shorebirds peak between 7-8pm,
but can be heard flying over well after dark. We tend to get the best
flights on southerly winds, and especially winds from the southeast.

This spectacle is well-documented by Larry Lewis at Bucktoe Creek Preserve,
just a few miles due North of Middle Run in Chester County, PA, who hosts
daily shorebird watches from 3-8:30pm through June 6th. We're thrilled that
we had the opportunity to witness this migration-in-action spectacle in
Delaware at Middle Run!

Good birding and best of luck!

-Kelley Nunn

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Subject: DOS Local Patch Birding Series: Prime Hook
From: Jerald R <Jrebelboy AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 11:11:07 -0400
Delaware Birders,

In two weeks, on Saturday June 11th, Bill Stewart and I will be leading a DOS 
trip to Prime Hook. We will meet at the refuge headquarters area at 8am, and 
bird at various locations in the refuge. Target species include: Black Skimmer; 
Prothonotary, Worm-eating and Yellow-throated Warblers; Saltmarsh Sparrow; and 
various shorebird species (perhaps a few lingering Red Knots). Bug spray and 
sunscreen are highly recommended. 

Beach traffic shouldn't be much of an issue early in the morning, but if you 
run into any, I would suggest taking route 113 south from Milford to route 16. 
Following route 16 east will bring you out to Route 1 directly across from 
Broadkill Rd. 

Please email me if you plan to come, I hope to see you there!

Jerald

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Subject: Sightings, Abbott's Mill, Milford, 5/26/16
From: Alice Mohrman <alice AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 20:47:34 -0400
Early this morning, 6 birders scanned the tree tops ...Tulip Poplars are TALL, 
searched the stream banks and open meadow on a quiet morning. Sightings 
include: Brown Thrashers, Chipping Sparrows, American Robin, Barn Swallows, Cow 
Bird, Red-eyed Vireo, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern 
Cardinal, Eastern Phoebe, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee and Starlings. 
Calls: Great-crested Flycatcher, Easter Wood Pewee, Carolina Wren, Pine Warbler 
and Prothonotary Warbler. (Great view of a Northern Water Snake in the 
Johnson's Branch stream.) 


Later in the morning on Abbott's Pond, via canoe, sightings include: Great Blue 
Heron, Tree Swallows, Purple Martins, Canada Goose, Osprey, Kingbird, Turkey 
Vultures, Great Crested Flycatcher and Red-winged Blackbird. 


Join us on Thursday mornings, 8:30 am at Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 
Abbotts Pond Road, Milford. Beginners and experts welcome. FREE program. 
Binoculars are available to borrow. 


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Subject: Join us for a Sunset Birding Cruise TONIGHT from Delaware City!
From: Jeffrey Gordon <jeffgyr AT ME.COM>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:58:33 -0400
Dear DE-BIRDs,

Tonight’s Sunset Birding Cruise is a GO!, tickets are still available, and 
the weather is looking great. We’ve been seeing some cool things along the 
river, including last night’s Black Terns and flocks of migrant shorebirds, 
not to mention all the herons, egrets, and a bonanza of Glossy Ibis. 


We sail from the State Park dock just past ABA HQ (93 Clinton Street) at 6:30, 
returning around 8. Walk up tickets will be available; please try to arrive by 
6ish in order to have time to purchase them. You can reserve advance tickets by 
calling 877-987-2757. 


Bring a jacket and binoculars if you have them. The ABA will have plenty of 
binoculars to lend. This is an ideal trip to introduce a friend or family 
member to a bit of the excitement and interest of birding in a low-key, 
enjoyable way. 


The American Birding Association is pleased to offer these cruises in 
partnership with Delaware State Parks and the Delaware River and Bay Authority. 


Hope to see you there—feel free to call or text me with any questions. 
(302-388-4444) 


Good birding,

Jeff

Jeffrey Gordon
Delaware City, DE
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Subject: Bennett's Pier Saltmarsh Sparrows and Summer Tanager
From: Gina Sheridan <gsherida8502 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:55:51 -0400
Dennis and I spent a couple of hours on the beach on Benett's Pier as well
as little birding on the wooded lane. While, unsuccessfully trying to
refind the pair of Whimbrel's that Dennis had here yesterday, we contented
ourselves with flipping Horseshoe Crabs that were stuck on their backs and
allowing them to return to the sea.

Large flocks of shorebirds along the shoreline and consisted mostly of
RUDDY TURNSTONES, SEMMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, with a sprinkling of
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, EASTERN WILLETS, and one RED KNOT.   As we walked
along the wrack-line, we noted several CASPIAN TERNs and a couple of BLACK
SKIMMERs.

 Turning our attention to the expansive saltmarsh, we could see and hear
plenty of SEASIDE SPARROWs.  In additon, we had superb views of a pair
SALTMARSH SPARROWs (on the south side of road near the tidal creek
crossing). . We were quite pleased  to see the gray-blue and orange of the
Saltmarsh Sparrows and it just happened to be a Kent County lifer for me.

Along the outer end of the wood lane, I was surprised to see a full-red
SUMMER TANAGER near a pair of Cardinals.  More expected birds here were
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS, EASTER WOOD-PEWEE, BLUE GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING,
PINE WARBLERS, HOUSE WREN, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, OVENBIRD, and two ORCHARD
ORIOLEs (1st year male and an adult female)..

Gina Sheridan
Milford, DE

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Subject: Ashton Tract Perusal
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:55:49 -0400
There was a Traill's type Flycatcher working the edge near trail bend just 
before the water in case anyone visits. Unfortunately it didn't make a sound. 


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Subject: Migrants at White Clay Creek
From: Christopher Heckscher <checkscher AT DESU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 20:43:20 +0000
Passerine migrants are still moving through in good numbers. There has been an 
abundance of both Canada Warbler and Blackpoll Warbler at White Clay Creek this 
week. In addition, Swainson's Thrush were very common in the park this morning 
and both Swainson's Thrush and Grey-cheeked Thrush were in full song and call 
today along the creek north of the park office. I also had a Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak at my home feeder in Newark yesterday evening. 


Kitt Heckscher
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Subject: Ashland Bird Walk Thursday
From: joe sebastiani <joe AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 13:31:11 +0000
Join me on the final bird walk of the spring at Ashland Nature Center, 8am. We 
will walk the property for a few hours, seeking breeding birds, and late 
migrants. I hope to see you there. 


This program is provided for free by the Delaware Nature Society, and there is 
no registration required. Just show up! 


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
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Subject: Big Stone Beach Road Evening Run & Belated Friday Report
From: Gina Sheridan <gsherida8502 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 00:53:48 -0400
This evening (5/24/16), Dennis and I worked the outer woodland sections of
Big Stone Beach Road.   Near sunset, there were two calling VIRGINIA'S
RAILS in an open marshy section, and I obtained decent views of one the
birds that was strolling through the spartina.

Meanwhile, a vociferous EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL began calling.  When we
moved in closer, a pair of WHIP-POOR-WILLS exploded out the woods, chased
each, and then flew directly overhead. As they flew over our heads, they
emitted a hollow sounding throaty call. Once the Whips landed farther back
in the woods, they made some additional one-note contact calls.

Some of the incidental (mostly heard) birds out there were   GRAY CATBIRD,
MARSH WREN, HOUSE WREN, EASTERN TOWHEE, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, and
EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE.However, we dipped on Chuck-wills-widow this time

Last Friday, Dennis birded on a perfect weather day. Our good luck
harbinger of the day, was witnessing an AMERICAN MINK bounding across the
road.

Overall,  Milford Neck was lively, and held BLACKPOLL WARBLER - 2,
TENNESSEE WARBLER - 1, SCARLET TANAGER - 1, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHERS,
ACADIAN FLYCATCHER - 2,NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH - 1, NASHVILLE WARBLER - 1,
YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER - 4 (WOOD THRUSH - 1, AMERICAN REDSTART - 3,
OVENBIRD - 7, BALTIMORE ORIOLE - 1,  WHITE-EYED VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO
(numerous), YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - 5, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE - 3, PILEATED
WOODPECKER - 1,  BLUE GROSBEAK - 2, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD - 1,
BLUE-GRAY GNATCHATCHER - 3, and INDIGO BUNTING (in force!). In addition, we
had absolutely crippling views, in full sun, of a singing MARSH WREN and a
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH.

Our best birds here were a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, and our state lifer
WILSON'S WARBLER. In fact, the Wilson's Warbler spent over five minutes
diligently working a young Black Cheery Tree that was in bloom as well as
an adjacent Red Maple.

At Big Stone Beach proper, we were rewarded with shorebirds strung out all
along the shoreline. Birds here included DUNLIN, RUDDY TURNSTONE,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 1, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERs,
SANDERLING - 12, an offshore SNOW GOOSE, and least 35 RED KNOTs (many in
deep red color ), and a pair of nesting OSPREY.

At least one bird in the shorebird flock gave me pause for minute. It was
in the larger size end of the peep range, and had a bright rufous head,
back, and upper chest that contrasted with its snowy white belly. It
finally dawned at me that I was gazing at a male SANDERLING in full
alternate plumage. I've rarely seen a Sanderling looking so splendid!

In the early afternoon, we made a cursory swing through Little Creek WMA.
Over the last couple of years I have been trying in vain to see a Spotted
Turtle. After feeling my frustration level rising again, I exclaimed to
Dennis, "why can't a Spotted Turtle just cross road"?.  Not more than a
minute later, I had Dennis screech to a halt. I had seen a small turtle
crossing the road.  Leaping out of the car, I raced over and picked up my
lifer SPOTTED TURTLE! Photos, high fives, and a safe escort to the other
side of the road soon followed.

We finished up our outing at Port Mahon.  While were worked through flocks
of DUNLIN, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER,  SANDERLING, incredible
number of Ruddy Turnstones, we turned up nine RED KNOTs and a first cycle
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

After the prior five weeks birding across Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wyoming, we reached 100+ state lifer
goal for each of these states.  It took us a while to recover, but birding
Delaware during migration is highly therapeutic!

Best birding to all,

Gina Sheridan
Milford, DE

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Subject: White Ibis Continues
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 14:09:21 -0400
Foraging  AT  the Port Penn / Pole Bridge Crossroads in middle AG field pole 
bridge side 


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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Cape Henlopen SP--Nature Center area, May 24, 2016
From: Rob Blye <rwblye AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 12:04:53 -0400
Migration is not over yet. We did our own Cape Henlopen SP Tuesday morning
bird walk and came away with > 40 spp including blackpoll, magnolia and
black-throated green warblers.

The warm weather was welcome after we spent the weekend at the PA Society
for Ornithology meeting in Somerset PA at high elevation with steady rain
and temperatures in the 40s. Not good birding weather!

Rob and Carol Blye
Lewes, DE
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Subject: eBird Report - Cape Henlopen SP--Nature Center area, May 24, 2016
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Cape Henlopen SP--Nature Center area, Sussex, Delaware, US
May 24, 2016 9:16 AM - 11:11 AM
Protocol: Traveling
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Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.1; Carol and Rob walked the Seaside Nature Trail to bay and then along beach to trail through dunes to camp, then road to remainder of seaside trail and back to point of beginning. 41 species Double-crested Cormorant 1 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Osprey 4 at least 4; they were flying around all over the place Ruddy Turnstone 1 on the bay shore Laughing Gull 11 Mourning Dove 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 heard the staccato clucking Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 working pine flowers for insects Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 Great Crested Flycatcher 2 Eastern Kingbird 1 Red-eyed Vireo 5 Fish Crow 1 Purple Martin 36 Estimate; at the martin house near nature center Barn Swallow 1 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 3 Brown-headed Nuthatch 6 Carolina Wren 2 American Robin 9 Brown Thrasher 1 European Starling 11 Cedar Waxwing 3 Black-and-white Warbler 1 American Redstart 1 Female Magnolia Warbler 2 Yellow Warbler 2 Females Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Cfb only Blackpoll Warbler 7 Pine Warbler 3 singing in mixed pine woods Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Heard singing typical song Chipping Sparrow 4 Field Sparrow 2 Heard Eastern Towhee 1 Northern Cardinal 3 Blue Grosbeak 2 Red-winged Blackbird 1 at feeder Common Grackle 7 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 House Finch 12 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29878037 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) -- *Rob* Robert W. Blye 34603 Doe Run Lewes DE 19958-3332 302 945-8618 610 213-2413 mobile List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DE-BIRDS List help: DE-BIRDS-request AT princeton.edu
Subject: Raven at White Clay Creek
From: Christopher Heckscher <checkscher AT DESU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 02:26:09 +0000
There was a Raven calling this morning on the very north end of White Clay 
Creek State Park. In fact, the bird may have been over the Pennsylvania portion 
of the preserve. I heard it from along the river less than a 1/4 mile south of 
the state line. This is the first Raven I have heard at White Clay this year 
despite being out there almost every day since early May. 


Kitt Heckscher


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Subject: Middle Run Bird Walk and Sky Watching Sessions This Week
From: Derek Stoner <derek AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 01:41:44 +0000
Greetings DE-Birders:


Tomorrow(Tuesday) morning will be the weekly bird walk on the Middle Run 
Birding Trail, from 8:00am to 10:00am. Come on out for this free walk that is 
offered by the Delaware Nature Society as a benefit to our members and the 
birding community, through our partnership with New Castle County Parks. 



With late May bringing new waves of migrant birds through the region, we will 
be offering three evenings of Sky Watching to capitalize on the northbound 
movement of shorebirds and nighthawks. Following the great success of these 
types of sessions pioneered by our birding friends just across the border at 
the Bucktoe Creek Preserve in Kennett Square, we will scan the skies and listen 
for birds moving up the Middle Run Valley. 



On Tuesday (5/24), Wednesday(5/25), and Thursday(5/26) evenings, you are 
invited to meet at the Middle Run parking lot at 6pm. We will watch the valley 
from this prominent point (Trail Marker 1, Sky Watch) until around 8:00pm, at 
which time our crew will transition to a new position at the adjoining 
Tri-State Bird Rescue parking lot and set up a Nocturnal Flight Call (NFC) 
station to help capture the sounds of migrant birds passing overhead until 
9:30pm at the latest. Last Thursday's test run session captured the 
vocalization of a Whimbrel, so who knows what surprises await this week. 



With recent reports of Mississippi Kites in the region, this species is also a 
possibility during these evening watches. Our brief encounter with one of these 
kites at Middle Run on May 15 was captured by bird walk participant Joe 
Flowers, who got the kite on camera as it zoomed past our stunned group. The 
photo is viewable on our eBird checklist: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29710197 



Directions to the Middle Run parking lot are available at: 
 
www.DelNature.org/MiddleRun 



Good birding,


Derek Stoner

Delaware Nature Society


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Subject: bay-breasted warbler
From: Lloyd <patch10 AT MAIERASSOCIATES.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 09:04:10 -0400
A gorgeous male bay-breasted warbler in my pine trees,  Oakwood hills 
near McKean high school.

Lloyd Maier

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Subject: White Ibis NCC
From: Christopher Rowe <0000011d90053296-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 08:46:34 -0400
White Ibis among huge mixed flock of Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret and Gulls 
foraging  AT  Port Penn / Pole Bridge Crossroads North AG Field. 


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Subject: Calico Heron
From: Jerry <jerryhull AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 21:24:14 -0400
With the help of Jerry Am Ende and Derek Stoner they kindly ID’d this bird 
for me today and Derek submitted this narrative. "Calico Heron", which is 
simply a juvenile Little Blue Heron transitioning into adult plumage. The white 
juveniles transition into their blue coloration of adulthood during their 
second summer. Calico Heron is a fitting nickname for this stage, because they 
have a very mottled or calico pattern of blues and whites during this time 
period. 


Photographed at the northern end of Shearness at Bombay Hook NWR this 
afternoon. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/doxydad/27149405396/in/dateposted-public/

Jerry Hull
Clayton, DE

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Subject: Blackburnian Warbler
From: Judy Montgomery <judy.montgomery01 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 13:30:33 -0400
Delaware Dunlins youth birders had an extra special treat today! While
enjoying the shorebird show at Mispillion, Ryan Lazlo found a Blackburnian
Warbler on rocks right by the deck!!! Cameras were clicking! Observed for
~30 minutes before it left.

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Subject: Re: Sooty Shearwater
From: James Tyler Bell <00000085b810a3aa-dmarc-request AT LISTS.PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 13:49:09 +0000
Cape Henlopen or maybe Indian River Inlet. Kurt Schwarz reported almost zero 
visibility at OC inlet earlier today so be prepared for poor visibility 
anywhere along the coast. 


Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

      From: Jerald R 
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 Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:43 AM
 Subject: [de-birds] Sooty Shearwater
   
Hello,

I'm heading down to the beach this afternoon to get red knot, and I was 
wondering if there is anywhere I could potentially see Sooty Shearwater from 
shore like you can in Maryland? 


Thanks,

Jerald

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