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Dovekie,©Dan Lane

21 Nov HSR: Rose Tree Park (21 Nov 2014) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Christmas Bird Counts [Marg Higbee ]
21 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (21 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Nov 2014) 40 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Nov Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
21 Nov Clarion Co- short-eared owl, fox sparrows continue [Carole Winslow ]
21 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Nov 2014) 38 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Yard birds, Indiana County [Dan Cunkelman ]
21 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Nov 2014) 63 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Patrick Millar ]
21 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (21 Nov 2014) 3 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov Lebanon County birds [Windstream Mail ]
21 Nov Bonaparte's Gull, Hooded Mergansers, more; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County [Tom Moeller ]
21 Nov Common Goldeneyes - Marquette Lake - Lebanon Co. [Ted Nichols II ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Kyle Chelius ]
21 Nov Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Nov 20, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Linda Widdop ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Marcia Makadon ]
21 Nov Photo Study Of A Harris's Sparrow At Koch Property, Northampton Cty, PA, 11/21/14 ["Howard B. Eskin," ]
21 Nov Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Kathleen Evans ]
21 Nov Eastern PA Birdline: 11/21/2014 [Dave DeReamus ]
21 Nov RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales [Peter Capobianco ]
21 Nov Yesterday [Herb Flavell ]
21 Nov Washington County waterfowl ["g. g" ]
21 Nov Hen common goldeneye allegheny county [jusko88 ]
21 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 21, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
21 Nov Sandhill Crane Survey Results 2014 ["Williams, Lisa" ]
21 Nov HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Nov FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
20 Nov Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Nov 20, 2014 [Rudolph Keller ]
20 Nov Clarion Co- high number fox sparrows, siskins arrive [Carole Winslow ]
20 Nov Rusty blackbirds again at Schenley Park [ ]
20 Nov Hahn Rd. AMD Pond - Washington Co. [ ]
21 Nov Peregrine Falcon, Bethlehem, Northampton County [Amanda Kavitt ]
21 Nov Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
20 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (20 Nov 2014) 13 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2014) 16 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2014) 17 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
20 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov Lancaster County- Middle Creek WMA [Windstream Mail ]
20 Nov Re: Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County [Donna Mohney ]
20 Nov Snow Geese- Chester County [pete moffett ]
20 Nov Herring Gulls-Washington County ["g. g" ]
20 Nov Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County ["g. g" ]
20 Nov Mckees rocks marina allegheny county [jusko88 ]
20 Nov Ring_billed gulls Franklin county, Willow Hill, Pa [Martin Wilson ]
20 Nov Common Loon, Bald Eagles, Middle Creek, Lancaster County [ ]
20 Nov Tundra Swan - Memorial Lake, Lebanon Co. [Ted Nichols II ]
20 Nov Rusty Blackbirds and Fox Sparrows - Marienville, Forest County [Brenda & John Weyant ]
20 Nov FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
19 Nov HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Nov Central PA Birdline for 11.20.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
20 Nov Harris's sparrow, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
19 Nov Passing of Walter Fye ["Michael R. Leahy" ]
20 Nov Reservoir 4-Washington County ["Gigi G." ]
19 Nov FW: [PABIRDS] FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
19 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (19 Nov 2014) 11 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Nov HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Nov 2014) 31 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Nov HSR: Allegheny Front (17 Nov 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (19 Nov 2014) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Nov 2014) 31 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Nov Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Bird Bath, Lancaster County [Bob Schutsky ]
19 Nov HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Nov 2014) 13 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Nov Norther Shovelers & Scaup? at Hahn Road AMD, Wash. Co. [Cathy Brown ]
19 Nov Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 19, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
19 Nov FoxSparrow plus other new arrivals: Butler County [Marcia Brown ]
19 Nov fyi [grant stevenson ]
19 Nov Surprise surprise [Herb Flavell ]
19 Nov FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update [Bruce and Sherri Carl ]
18 Nov Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Nov 2014) 16 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
19 Nov Ponds/Lakes and a yard-Washington County [gg ]
18 Nov Peregrine Falcon Northampton County, White blob in field Berks county [dave leibert ]
18 Nov HSR: Second Mountain (18 Nov 2014) 2 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Nov preparing for PA winter birding/CBCs [grant stevenson ]
18 Nov Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
18 Nov HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2014) 33 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]

Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (21 Nov 2014) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:11:16 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       1              1            209
Northern Harrier             0              5             46
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1             19            163
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1            105           1021
Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          4            130            226
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0            149            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
American Kestrel             0              3            161
Merlin                       0              8             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              5             22

Total:                       7            591           4636
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Al Guarente, Holly Merker

Observers:        Al Guarente, Holly Merker

Weather:
Blustery and cold, with WNW/NW winds, 15mph with gusts higher. Temperatures
26-32 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:

An Osprey was a surprise for us on this very late date

Otherwise, migration seemed to be very slow over our site

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Christmas Bird Counts
From: Marg Higbee <bcoriole AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:43:01 -0500
Do you participate in a Christmas Bird Count? Why do you take part? What do you 
like about CBCs? Do you have a favorite memory of a count or of an experience 
during a count? The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology is compiling a list of 
reasons to participate and the stories of CBCs past. We’d like to publish 
some of your comments in the December issue of “The PSO Pileated.” 


Thanks for responding!

Margaret Higbee
PSO Pileated Editor
bcoriole AT windstream.net
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (21 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:28 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             16            202
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             16            126
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             27            108
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk             12            262            608
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 4             39             76
American Kestrel             2              4            115
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      19            512           8254
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        

Visitors:
6 visitors plus Morris Cox and Joan Renninger stopped by.
beautiful day for public relations.


Weather:
Bright sunny day with calm to 10mph winds from west to north west. clcv was
8% throughout.
Nice temperatures of -2.5c to -0.6c.
humidity 48% to 43% and barometric pressure 28.65 to 28.70inches

Raptor Observations:
GOLDEN EAGLES
AD GE AT 1046 & 1245
SUB AD GE AT 1244 & 1502


Non-raptor Observations:
3 crows, 7 ravens, 500+ Canada geese plus a lot of downy woodpeckers, white
breasted nuthatches, chickadees, wax wings, juncos, tufted titmouse and our
favorite red breasted tufted titmouse.

Predictions:
warmer and there will be an increase in clcv
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (21 Nov 2014) 40 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:11:21 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             42            301
Turkey Vulture               2            130            902
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   5             45            295
Northern Harrier             1             13            106
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             76           3926
Cooper's Hawk                0             11            197
Northern Goshawk             2              7             15
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             36             97
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             18            724           1603
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 9             88            147
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             68
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             49            254

Total:                      40           1235          12593
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 22-31F, Wind 4-19 mph WNW,NW,NNW, Cloud
Cover 5-30%


Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1115i,1306i,1314a,1314i,1331a
Golden Eagles:
1243u,1246a,1313u,1347a,1359a,1408i,1525a,1531a,1619a
Northern Goshawks:0935a,1423a
Birds were flying high. There were some nice looks at two Northern
Goshawks.


Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese(6,446), Raven(6), Gull sp.(3), Great Blue Heron, American
Crow, American Robin, Pine Siskin, Black-capped Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 40. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the
morning. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:10:59 +0000
It was here all day, first being found at 7:10 in one of our driveways, then in 
the trees behind the fence, and eventually it began coming into the feeders and 
small creek in the back yard. I don't know what will happen tomorrow but today 
it was relatively regular at the feeders from mid-morning on.  Arlene Koch 

Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Clarion Co- short-eared owl, fox sparrows continue
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:17:58 -0500
I checked the fields on Rankin Rd at dusk just over the hill from the farm 
here. I did catch a brief look at a short-eared owl but it never got close to 
the road. 


     At home here remarkably,  8 fox sparrows continue under the feeders. 
I will be very curious to see what will be around tomorrow since I'll be here 
to watch. Didn't catch any siskins but did hear a mockingbird giving its harsh 
call up in the old orchard as I left to look for owls. 


Carole Winslow
Sligo Clarion Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (21 Nov 2014) 38 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:32 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           1            231           1966
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           4             61            467
NH                           1             29            177
SS                           1            110           9905
CH                           2             25            528
NG                           1             16             31
RS                           1             69            233
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          20           1130           2675
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           6            133            208
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           0              0             54
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           1              2             19
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           0              9             71

Total:                      38           1833          23728
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Don Orris,
                  Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, MJ McMillan, Robert McLaughlin,
                  Ron Freed

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Cold sunny day with northwest wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird -RT 9:30
Last  bird - GE 3:42

BE 4yr 10:45; 11:53
BE ad 10:35; 10:48

GE juv 11:40
GE ad 10:22,2:12,3:40,3:42(2)


Non-raptor Observations:
Loons -2
CAGO-1163
TUSW -74
Mallards - 40
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Yard birds, Indiana County
From: Dan Cunkelman <dancunkelman AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:33 -0500
Interesting afternoon at our creek/pond water feature from 3:00pm on.
Small flocks of Robins and Cedar Waxwings
Starling
Juvenile male Redwing Blackbird - yellow bar on wing and tan eyebrow; very cool 
bird 

Female cowbird
Northern Flicker
Mourning doves 
Northern Cardinals
And a button buck

At feeders and brushpile:
BC Chickadees
Tufted Titmouse
Juncos
White-breasted Nuthatches
House Finches
House Sparrows
Goldfinches
White-throated Sparrow

Marcy wasn't home to take pictures.

Dan Cunkelman

Sent from Dan Cunkelman's iPhone
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (21 Nov 2014) 63 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:15 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57            193
Turkey Vulture               0            127            934
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                  10             81            361
Northern Harrier             0             37            157
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            111           4766
Cooper's Hawk                1             37            543
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             83            181
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             45           1084           2060
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 2             79            137
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      63           1750          17062
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        

Weather:
-1 t0-5 C, partly cldy, WNW 15-18

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: ad 1058, JV1140, three JV together 1136, JV 1137,  ad 1405, JV
1415, Two Yr--1440, JV 1415.
Golden Eagles:  adult1451; immature 1456

Non-raptor Observations:
1996 Canada Geese, 21 pine siskin, 25 Am goldfinch, 4 raven, 43 RB gull, 33
crow, 18 robin
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Patrick Millar <patrick.millar AT GMX.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:05:33 -0500
I will second Cape May as a good choice. If you like challenges, their Big Sit 
team had 150 species on Oct 12th: 

http://cmboviewfromthecape.blogspot.com/2014/10/big-sit-big-success.html

Two good places to start there:
>Cape May Hawk Watch (runs until Nov 30)
>Avalon sea-watch (runs until Dec 22)

Go the NJ Audubon site - or Cape May Bird Observatory site for more info. Their 
Twitter account  AT cmbobirds is a good source for recent sightings (Snowy Owl in 
Sea Isle City; Evening Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Baltimore Orioles, Cattle 
Egret all reported in Cape May in recent days). 


If you want to bird the back-waters there, consider contacting the operators of 
the "Osprey" : http://birdingbyboat.com 


Also - it can be fun to ride the Cape May - Lewes ferry for a "mini-pelagic". 
If you ride the ferry one-way to Delaware you could drive back up the coast and 
visit Bombay Hook, which can also have spectacular birding, on the way back to 
Philly. 


Best wishes,

Patrick Millar
Southern Chester County

> On Nov 21, 2014, at 3:02 PM, Kyle Chelius  wrote:
> 
> Peter -
> 
> Cape May, NJ is about 2 hours from Philly and Forsythe NWR (Oceanville NJ - 
near Atlantic City) is about 1 1/2 hours. Either are great places to bird. 

> 
> Also Hawk Mountain is about 2 hours NW of Philly.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
>> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:32 -0500
>> From: kje514 AT GMAIL.COM
>> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
>> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
>> 
>> Hi Peter,
>> 
>> Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there may be some
>> traffic problems depending on where you are staying.  There is a lot to be
>> said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be accessed by public
>> transportation. http://www.bartramsgarden.org/
>> 
>> Full disclosure, have only been there once but really liked it and intend
>> to return.
>> 
>> There are lots of birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
>> some wonderful suggestions.
>> 
>> Please take care,
>> 
>> Kathie Evans
>> 
>> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
>> peter.capobianco AT gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do
>>> some
>>> birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
>>> recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
>>> interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
>>> was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
>>> full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
>>> to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
>>> 
>>> Thank you,
>>> Peter Capobianco
>>> Knoxville, TN
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Q: How much ego do you need? A: Just enough so that you don’t step in 
front 

>> of a bus. — Shunryu Suzuki
>                         
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (21 Nov 2014) 3 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:11:23 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           1              6             31
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            155            890
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           2             76             93
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       3            307           7585
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Tom Dick

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
northwest wind with speeds from 10 to 20 accompanied by snow

Raptor Observations:
Ad. GE: 11:15, Ad GE: 1:30

Non-raptor Observations:
14 Snow Buntings, 150 Robins, Hairy WP, Ravens,
55 Tundra Swans

Predictions:
NW west with poss. of snow
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()

Subject: Lebanon County birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:03 -0500
Sid Hostetter lead 7 people on SGL 145 on the west side of Pinch Road just
south of Mt. Gretna.

These are the high lights.

At 9:45 George Tallman flush a American Woodcock that right beside me.

George saw the bird flush a short distance into the woods.

Then a few went down to see if we could find it again.

Sid almost stepped on the bird and it flew a short distance east.

Everyone had good views in flight.

Woodpeckers were very good today .

We had 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

We had 7 Pileated Woodpeckers.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County
Subject: Bonaparte's Gull, Hooded Mergansers, more; Duck Hollow; Allegheny County
From: Tom Moeller <thosjmoel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:01 -0500
We found a good number of Ring-billed Gulls on the sandbar at Duck Hollow with 
a single Bonaparte's Gull in the group. Birds of note were two Horned Grebes, 
two Pied-billed Grebes, and three Hooded Mergansers. Our list is below: 



Duck Hollow, Allegheny, US-PA
Nov 21, 2014 2:15 PM - 3:03 PM
Comments:     Birded Old Browns Hill Road and along Duck Hollow parking lot
12 species

Canada Goose  27
Mallard  40+
Hooded Merganser  3
Common Merganser  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  2
Killdeer  3
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  98+
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Song Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20625755 


Also, on November 19, 2014, we saw a White-throated Sparrow along Old Browns 
Hill Road. 


Tom and Nancy Moeller
Allegheny County
Subject: Common Goldeneyes - Marquette Lake - Lebanon Co.
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:50 -0500
All,

There are 2 Common Goldeneyes on Marquette Lake, Fort Indiantown Gap, with
a bunch of Hooded Mergansers and Bufflehead.

I took several photos of them and confirmed my ID with Tim Becker and
several others as this is the first time I have observed these birds.

They are in the middle of a large flock of geese and were there when I last
drove by at 1500.

Regards,
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Kyle Chelius <ganglerisson AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:02:52 -0500
Peter -
 
Cape May, NJ is about 2 hours from Philly and Forsythe NWR (Oceanville NJ - 
near Atlantic City) is about 1 1/2 hours. Either are great places to bird. 

 
Also Hawk Mountain is about 2 hours NW of Philly.
 
Good luck!
 
> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:32 -0500
> From: kje514 AT GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: [PABIRDS] RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
> 
> Hi Peter,
> 
> Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there may be some
> traffic problems depending on where you are staying.  There is a lot to be
> said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be accessed by public
> transportation. http://www.bartramsgarden.org/
> 
> Full disclosure, have only been there once but really liked it and intend
> to return.
> 
> There are lots of birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
> some wonderful suggestions.
> 
> Please take care,
> 
> Kathie Evans
> 
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
> peter.capobianco AT gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do
> > some
> > birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
> > recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> > interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
> > was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
> > full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
> > to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Peter Capobianco
> > Knoxville, TN
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Q: How much ego do you need? A: Just enough so that you dont step in front
> of a bus.  Shunryu Suzuki
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Nov 20, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:03:05 -0500
2 male Purple Finches frequented the feeders yesterday, along with a
White-throated Sparrow.
Complete list below.  Stay warm!

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
Nov 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Song Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  10
Northern Cardinal  4
Purple Finch  2     male
American Goldfinch  23

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20625270

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Linda Widdop <linda AT TECHIMPACT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:59:53 +0000
Hi Peter - check out the DVOC website for locations. We have a nice listing of 
sites that can be viewed by month. 


Www.dvoc.org

Linda

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 21, 2014, at 2:00 PM, "Peter Capobianco"  
wrote: 

> 
> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do 
some 

> birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
> recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
> was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
> full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
> to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
> 
> Thank you,
> Peter Capobianco
> Knoxville, TN
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Marcia Makadon <0000006e187e30d8-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:36 -0500
In Philadelphia area I would also include Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at 
 Tinicum.
 
 
In a message dated 11/21/2014 2:09:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
kje514 AT GMAIL.COM writes:

Hi  Peter,

Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there  may be some
traffic problems depending on where you are staying.   There is a lot to be
said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be  accessed by public
transportation.  http://www.bartramsgarden.org/

Full disclosure, have only been there  once but really liked it and intend
to return.

There are lots of  birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
some wonderful  suggestions.

Please take care,

Kathie Evans

On Fri, Nov  21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
peter.capobianco AT gmail.com>  wrote:

> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the  opportunity to 
do
> some
> birding in the area for the full day on  Saturday.  Does anyone have
> recommendations of places to go at  this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> interested in getting the  largest day list possible and will have a car. 
 I
> was thinking of  starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take 
the
> full  day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please  feel 
free
> to respond to me at  Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
>
> Thank you,
> Peter  Capobianco
> Knoxville, TN
>



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Q: How much ego  do you need? A: Just enough so that you don’t step in front
of a bus. —  Shunryu Suzuki
Subject: Photo Study Of A Harris's Sparrow At Koch Property, Northampton Cty, PA, 11/21/14
From: "Howard B. Eskin," <hbeskin AT VOICENET.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:12:13 -0600
Arlene and David Koch have dedicated their farm to birding. Their
plantings are incredible and the birds come in year-round. Arlene has been
reporting a 1st Winter Harris's Sparrow for about a week. This morning I
joined twenty people with scopes and cameras who were all also fortunate
enough to see the bird. To see some of today's photos, please click on the
following link:


http://www.howardsview.com/Harris%27sSparrowNov21_14/HarrisSparrowNov21st_14.html 


Regards,
Howard



Howard B. Eskin, Ph.D., P.E.
Harleysville (Montco), PA
Subject: Re: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Kathleen Evans <kje514 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:09:32 -0500
Hi Peter,

Welcome to Philadelphia!  This is marathon weekend so there may be some
traffic problems depending on where you are staying.  There is a lot to be
said for Bartram's Garden and it can easily be accessed by public
transportation. http://www.bartramsgarden.org/

Full disclosure, have only been there once but really liked it and intend
to return.

There are lots of birders in the area and I am sure that they will will
some wonderful suggestions.

Please take care,

Kathie Evans

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Peter Capobianco <
peter.capobianco AT gmail.com> wrote:

> I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do
> some
> birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
> recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
> interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
> was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
> full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
> to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.
>
> Thank you,
> Peter Capobianco
> Knoxville, TN
>



-- 
Q: How much ego do you need? A: Just enough so that you don’t step in front
of a bus. — Shunryu Suzuki
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 11/21/2014
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:02:54 -0500
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* November 21, 2014
* PAEA1411.21

- Birds mentioned

HARRIS’S SPARROW
PINE SISKIN
BRANT
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
TRUMPETER SWAN

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: November 21st at 2:00 PM
To Report by E-Mail: Send to becard AT rcn.com with “Birdline” in subject
heading.
Compiler: Dave DeReamus
My reporting area includes all of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with the
northern edge of the area reaching Beltzville State Park and the southern
edge reaching Peace Valley Park in Bucks County.  Updates are typically done
every Friday, more often when necessary.

You can visit the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society Website at
http://www.lvaudubon.org/ .

You can visit my 'Eastern PA Birding' Website for photos and information at
http://users.rcn.com/becard/home.html .

Directions to many of the sites in this report can be found in the area’s
birding guidebook, “Birds of the Lehigh Valley and Vicinity”.  A completely
revised, 2nd edition of the book can be ordered at:
http://www.lvaudubon.org/shop/ .

NOW FOR THE BIRDS!

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 from 11/17 to at least 11/21 (first-winter bird).

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 11/18 and 11/20.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 8 on 11/14
Golden Eagles – 8 on 11/14.
Also PINE SISKIN ‘fly-by’s.

Sightings from BELTZVILLE STATE PARK, Carbon County:
BRANT – 1 to at least 11/14
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER – 1 on 11/14.

Sightings from SMITH LANE, near Alburtis, Lehigh County:
LAPLAND LONGSPUR – 1 to at least 11/14.

Sightings from GREEN LANE RESERVOIR, Montgomery County:
Bonaparte’s Gulls – 5 on 11/16.
Also Osprey.

At the Church Road area:
Rusty Blackbird – 1 on 11/16.

Sightings from LAKE TOWHEE, Bucks County:
TRUMPETER SWAN – 1 to at least 11/16.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, and Gray Catbird.

Sightings from MERRILL CREEK RESERVOIR in nearby New Jersey:
At the Scotts Mountain Hawkwatch:
Bald Eagles – 11 on 11/18
Northern Goshawk – 1 on 11/20.

- End transcript
Subject: RFI Philadelphia Area Birding Locales
From: Peter Capobianco <peter.capobianco AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:50:39 -0500
I will be in Philadelphia this weekend and will have the opportunity to do some
birding in the area for the full day on Saturday.  Does anyone have
recommendations of places to go at this time of year in the area?  I'd be
interested in getting the largest day list possible and will have a car.  I
was thinking of starting at Heinz NWR/Tinicum but don't that would take the
full day.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free
to respond to me at Peter.Capobianco AT gmail.com.

Thank you,
Peter Capobianco
Knoxville, TN
Subject: Yesterday
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:14:43 -0500
My son and I were coming home after buying food for turkey day. Coming up Booth 
road and a male Pheasant is standing in the road. It looks at us and stands 
there watching us as I creep the truck closer. It still stood there watching 
us. So not wanting others to hit it like some have a habit of doing here, I 
sent my son out to chase it. He got to within 3 feet of it before it flew off 
to land 25 feet away in the weeds. No doubt a stocked bird. 

Herb Flavell, Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County
Subject: Washington County waterfowl
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:14:51 -0500
Brief stop at the Hahn Rd AMD pond this afternoon turned up the following:

81 Mallards
10 Canada Geese
2 Canada Geese x Graylag
1 Belted Kingfisher

At Canonsburg Lake:

3 male Buffleheads in the small area of water which is not iced over, 4
American Crows chasing a Red-tailed Hawk.

BooneReservoir:

40 Canada Geese

Timber Lake:

54 Mallards

Lake Jo-Ann:

~150 Canada Geese

All of these bodies of water have limited open water at this time.


Gigi Gerben
Washington County



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"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Hen common goldeneye allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:41:30 -0500
I had a hen common goldeneye at the mckees rocks marina just now. Also present 
was about 40 hooded merganers, a pair of buffleheads, a pied-billed grebe, 
8cormorants and about 30 gulls. 1 bonaparte gull was in the mixed flock of 
herring &ring billed. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county

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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 21, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:25:48 -0500
Location: SunsetPoint,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 0700-1000
Weather: Cloudy, NW wind to 20 mph, temp. 20 F, waves 4 to 5 feet. Six inches 
of new snow fall overnight. 

Comments: Though not in huge numbers, there was a steady westward movement of 
waterfowl all during the count period. Lesser Scaup and Red-breasted Merganser 
were about evenly split in terms of numbers of individuals. There was a nice 
movement of White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks as well as Horned 
Grebes. Highlights were two Red-necked Grebes and an Eared Grebe moving west. 
The Eared Grebe was not far from shore. 


Waterbirds counted:

Cananda Goose  10
Mallard  2
Canvasback  7
Rehead  76
Ring-necked Duck  1
Lesser Scaup  3020
Surf Scoter  10
White-winged Scoter  31
Black Scoter  2
Surf/Black scoter  2
Long-tailed Duck  30
Bufflehead  8
Common Goldeneye  4
Red-breasted Merganser  2950
Ruddy Duck  4
Red-throated Loon  11
Common Loon  26
unidentified loon  6
Horned Grebe  103
RED-NECKED GREBE  2
EARED GREBE  1
Double-crested Cormorant  200

Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw AT aol.com


Subject: Sandhill Crane Survey Results 2014
From: "Williams, Lisa" <liswilliam AT PA.GOV>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:28:01 -0500
As part of the 2014 Sandhill Crane Fall Survey in PA, 30 PGC and volunteer 
observers surveyed 30 sites in 15 counties during two survey periods (late 
October and mid November). In total, cranes were observed in seven counties in 
two regions: Crawford, Lawrence, Mercer (NW Region) and Sullivan, Lackawanna, 
Bradford and Wayne (NE Region). A total of 130 cranes were observed across all 
sites. Compared to 2013, this year's survey revealed an increase in both number 
of birds (+32 birds) and number of counties (+2 counties). These increases are 
likely an artifact of more thorough searching, and a greater understanding of 
roost locations compared to 2013 and may not reflect actual population changes. 


At USFWS request, 7 known roost sites in 5 counties were included in both 
survey periods to look for changes between Late-Oct and Mid-Nov counts. Cranes 
in known roosts totaled 91 birds in Late-Oct, and 108 birds in Mid-Nov. Though 
this information is too limited to say much about the timing of crane migration 
in PA, it will contribute to USFWS understanding of what's occurring at the 
scale of the Eastern Population. The continued presence of fall cranes in 
eastern PA is interesting to managers, as it represents a 'far eastern' 
population extension and may be evidence of the development of a new migratory 
flyway. 


The Game Commission appreciates the assistance of everyone who participated in 
this effort! 


Lisa Williams
PA Game Commission
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (20 Nov 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:55 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0            208
Northern Harrier             0              5             46
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             18            162
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2            104           1020
Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          3            126            222
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2            149            307
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
American Kestrel             0              3            161
Merlin                       1              8             33
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              5             22

Total:                       8            584           4629
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:45:00 
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Eberly, Gary Stolz

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Weather:
SW winds, with temperatures up to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Decent clouds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-8

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to
30 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:16 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

     The Imm. Male Rufous was seen at 6:47 am this morning at the feeder by
the tree. The feeder on the porch has a heat lamp near it to keep it from
freezing. He has been seen using both feeders.

PS:  Anyone seeing the bird please send me an e-mail with your sighting so I
can keep track of how he is doing. 

Thanks to all who have visited and have seen the bird so far and have kept
me up to date with his activities!! 

Keep those e-mails and photos coming!

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lanc. Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Bruce and Sherri Carl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:09 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co.

PA BIRDERS           
 
          
               All I can say is FINALLY! A Selaphorus Hummingbird arrived at
my residence hear in Akron, PA Lancaster County on Saturday morning 11/15. I
spooked it at the feeder on the back porch at about 6:30am while going out
to fill the rest of the bird feeders. What a nice surprise that was. It was
then seen regular throughout the day on Saturday. Sandy Lockerman was here
on 11/16 and successfully banded the bird which confirmed that it was indeed
a Imm.
Male Rufous Hummingbird. Thank you Sandy! It was very neat and educational
experience. It has been visiting (2) feeders. There is one under the red
maple tree in the back yard and another under the roof of our back porch.
 
              Anyone who wishes to visit Akron to see the hummingbird can do
so with a few instructions on viewing. Please park in the Akron Church of
the Brethren parking lot which sits directly behind my property. There is
plenty of room for cars and you can see all the feeders from this vantage
point while staying behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. The
only time that this would not be available would be on Sunday mornings
between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Being that this is property owned by
someone other than myself and I have been given permission to have people
use this lot it is very important not to leave the parking lot area, do not
walk down over the rocky bank and most important not to venture into our
yard area as there are plenty of other bird feeders ect in the yard and
entering will only interfere with those birds as well as the Rufous
Hummingbird that has at least for the time being has taken my home as his
home. Thanks to all who will visit for following these details. Hope he
stays around for a while. It will be nice to see a hummingbird in the yard
daily in November!
 
 
628 Fulton Street
Akron, PA
 
Bruce A Carl
Akron,. Pa
Lancaster County





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Subject: Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, Nov 20, 2014
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:38:30 -0500
There was a good variety of ducks in the cove near the dam at L. Ontelaunee 
today. An imm. Bald Eagle tried to do some duck hunting, but its slow, 
ponderous turns and passes in the close quarters of the cove were no match 
for the quick flight and sharp turns made by the ducks, which almost 
literally flew circles around it. It was kind of like watching a dump truck 
pursuing motorcycles in a parking lot.


> Lake Ontelaunee (IBA), Berks, US-PA
> Nov 20, 2014 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> 23 species
>
> Canada Goose  400
> Gadwall  2
> American Black Duck  60
> Mallard  24
> Northern Shoveler  10
> Canvasback  6
> Ring-necked Duck  50
> Lesser Scaup  4
> Bufflehead  34
> Hooded Merganser  21
> Common Merganser  30
> Ruddy Duck  10
> Pied-billed Grebe  1
> Horned Grebe  1
> Double-crested Cormorant  1
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Turkey Vulture  4
> Bald Eagle  1     Chased ducks for a short time, but was not agile enough 
> to catch one.
> Ring-billed Gull  20
> Mourning Dove  2
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
> American Crow  2
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20618956
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Clarion Co- high number fox sparrows, siskins arrive
From: Carole Winslow <cjnal AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:40:24 -0600
Ok, so it's not a Harris's sparrow like Arlene but I did find an astonishing 
number of fox sparrows under my feeders this afternoon, at least for here. When 
I pulled in the driveway getting home from work, I could see a number of larger 
birds under my front feeder in the maple tree. I parked and got my old glasses 
out that I keep in the car. There were not one or two fox sparrows but 5 all 
together along with 2 back under the pine tree scratching in the litter. When I 
pulled the car to turn towards the back of the house, I looked at the nyger and 
saw two pine siskins. I parked and got out, filled all the feeders and put out 
suet and came in. After a few minutes I checked again and now the sparrows were 
at the back feeders. After watching for a short while I determined that there 
were actually 8 that I could see all together in sight at one time. I only did 
see two siskins that stayed together on the nyger feeder out back. 


 I have never seen 8 fox sparrows together before, I sometimes see none in 
migration and don't recall ever more than 2 here at one time. So it was a treat 
to view these beautiful birds all together. I'm assuming that with the 
ridiculous weather further north it is having some impact on migration 
patterns. 


 Earlier in the week I had over a 100 tundra swans pass over around the same 
time of day, and have also seen two very large flocks of gulls which is not 
typical that I can recall for here in November. Both were while I was driving, 
one near the river in East Brady and one near the Clarion River outside of 
town. Both appeared to be ring-billed but that's just best guess as I couldn't 
see them that well. 


 I keep meaning to get out to check for owls at dusk and haven't got that 
accomplished, I will plan for that this weekend and post with any findings. 


Carole Winslow
Sligo, Clarion Co. 
Subject: Rusty blackbirds again at Schenley Park
From: "kstjohn001 AT yahoo.com" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:33 -0800
This afternoon at 1:00pm I found 4 rusty blackbirds among a flock of about 40 
grackles in Schenley Park near Bartlett Playground. The grackles were eating 
bread that someone leaves near the picnic shelter for the birds. When the flock 
flew to the trees above the Lower Trail & creek, the rusties stayed together. 
I got good looks at them. 


Kate St. John
www.wqed.org/birdblog


Subject: Hahn Rd. AMD Pond - Washington Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:26:33 -0500
I stopped at the Hahn Rd. AMD Pond in N. Strabane Twp. today on my way home 
from work. 


The only bird of note was a hen Gadwall

Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

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Subject: Peregrine Falcon, Bethlehem, Northampton County
From: Amanda Kavitt <0000006d66856098-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:54:13 +0000
My nine year old daughter spotted the adult Peregrine Falcon flying over and 
alighting on Steel Stacks today at around 10:00am.  We had not seen it for a 
few weeks and assumed it had left, but apparently it is still here! 

Amanda KavittBethlehem, PA
Subject: Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:29:55 +0000
I know I said I wouldn't do daily updates but am doing so because of all the 
interest. I thought that tonight, Thursday, I'd be saying that the Harris's 
wasn't seen at all. Several people looked all morning and Stephen Kloiber and I 
looked until around 3 this afternoon, when he left. All afternoon there was 
hardly any activity on the seed along the driveway and bird activity in general 
was light. But when, at exactly 4:15, I looked out at the backyard feeders area 
because of all the late day activity there, I saw the Harris's taking a bath in 
the creek that connects the waterfall to our small pond. Also in the creek 
were a fox sparrow, a few whitethroats, two white-crowned's, and a song 
sparrow.  Nearby feeding on the ground were about 20 other birds of varying 
species, including two other fox sparrows and more white-crowned's. So although 
I have no idea where it was all day, it's obviously still here.  Arlene 
Koch 

Easton, PA 
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (20 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:11:10 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           0              5             30
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            155            890
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           0             74             91
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       0            304           7582
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Stewart

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Morning snow flurries; Mostly cloudy in am more sunny in afternoon.
Temp -3.4 degrees C to -4.7 degrees C.Temp dropping all day; 
Wind from west with aver velocity 14 mph gusting to 27 mph.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
2 gray squirrels in black gum tree eating fruit. Hanging on to swaying
limbs with tail flying horizontally.

crows and ravens

Predictions:
High 26 degrees F;
Snow flurries in am;
Wind fro WNW at 10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Stewart (bob AT stewart.net)

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (20 Nov 2014) 13 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:11:09 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             16            202
Turkey Vulture               0             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   3             16            126
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             26            107
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              6            250            596
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 2             35             72
American Kestrel             0              2            113
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             1              3             35
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      13            493           8235
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Cool and Breezy. An early morning snow squall. Decreasing clouds throughout
the day. A west to Northwest wind of 8 to 10 miles per hour. Visibility
fair. Temperature range of 30F to 40F.

Raptor Observations:
First bird: PG 10:45. Last bird BE 3:00
2 GE (adult) 1:56
3 BE (adult) 2:51, 2:52, 3:00

All raptors observed were flying no more than 100 feet above tree height.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 gulls, ravens, crows

Predictions:
Much like today. Partly cloudy, brisk, cold
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (20 Nov 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:11:54 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             42            301
Turkey Vulture               1            128            900
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   1             40            290
Northern Harrier             1             12            105
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             76           3926
Cooper's Hawk                1             11            197
Northern Goshawk             0              5             13
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             35             96
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk              8            706           1585
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             79            138
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       2              8            117
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             68
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             47            252

Total:                      16           1195          12553
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Ed Wanamaker

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 23-39F, Wind 0-13 mph W,WNW,NW,WSW,
Cloud Cover 5-40%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle:1306a
Golden Eagle:1215a
Two Merlins were spotted flying together. One veered off and headed towards
the owl as if it was ready to attack but backed off at the last second.
Instead it circled the owl then headed west.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(4), Tundra Swan(23), Gull sp.(26), Cedar Waxwing(34), Downy
Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Siskin, Common Grackle, American Crow

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (20 Nov 2014) 17 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:40:15 -0500
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              8
TV                           2             59            414
OS                           0              1             73
BE                           0             21            103
NH                           0              7             38
SS                           1             13           1144
CH                           0              5            130
NG                           0              3              7
RS                           0             13             47
BW                           0              0           1093
RT                          12            213            639
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           2            104            135
AK                           0              2            128
ML                           0              0             35
PG                           0              1             29
UA                           0              0              3
UB                           0              0              5
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1             20
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                      17            443           4052
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Trudy Kyler

Observers:        David Kyler, Ron Crandall, Trudy Kyler

Weather:


Raptor Observations:
GE-Sub AD 9:30, AD 1:45

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan-95(3 different V)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Trudy Kyler (davidkyler AT verizon.net)
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (20 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:11:01 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           1            230           1965
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           0             57            463
NH                           0             28            176
SS                           2            109           9904
CH                           0             23            526
NG                           0             15             30
RS                           0             68            232
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          10           1110           2655
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           5            127            202
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           0              0             54
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              1             18
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           1              9             71

Total:                      19           1795          23690
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Dave Grove, Gene Wagner, Joe Lavella, Keith Gingrich,
                  MJ McMillan, Ron Freed

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Overcast with snow flurries early then clearing to partly cloudy.  Winds
began light SW and turned to gusty W, then to North. 

Raptor Observations:
GE Ad 11:48, 12:33,12:41
GE Sub 2:37
GE Juv 12:46

First bird - RT 10:18
Last bird -  GE 2:37

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans - 35
CAGO - 68
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Lancaster County- Middle Creek WMA
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:45:38 -0500
I was at Middle Creek WMA near the dam breast from about 12:30 to 1:30 pm
and had these high lights.

This was the southern part of the main lake.

I had 2 immature Bald Eagles flying low west when a Peregrine Falcon made 2
quick passes.

The eagles stayed on flying west and the Peregrine continued east.

As I was watching the eagles my mom Shelva saw 2 more big birds and they
were flying from the south,

2 more immature Bald Eagles flying in from the south .

I watched  them they keep looking up and 2 adult Bald Eagles flying NW and
they went behind the trees.

All the ponds are frozen and the lake have a lot of ice.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 

 

 
Subject: Re: Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County
From: Donna Mohney <donnamohney AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:44:05 -0500
There were five this morning, along with one coot.
 On Nov 20, 2014 3:07 PM, "g. g"  wrote:

> I stopped at Donegal Lake today and found three Tundra Swans, 8 American
> Crows chasing a Red-tailed Hawk, and four Buffleheads. There were also
> plenty of decoys and a few hunters around. A Northern Mockingbird was
> perched in shrubs near the first access.
>
> Gigi Gerben
> Washington County
>
>
> --
> "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
> -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
>
Subject: Snow Geese- Chester County
From: pete moffett <pemo2 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:34:47 -0500
Saw a good sized “V” of snow geese headed south early this morning. West 
Caln Township. 

Pete Moffett
Subject: Herring Gulls-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:10:55 -0500
There is a reservoir visible off of Route 43 near Finleyville and this
afternoon there were about a dozen Herring Gulls flying around here. No
swans here today.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County



-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Tundra Swans-Donegal Lake-Westmoreland County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:07:30 -0500
I stopped at Donegal Lake today and found three Tundra Swans, 8 American
Crows chasing a Red-tailed Hawk, and four Buffleheads. There were also
plenty of decoys and a few hunters around. A Northern Mockingbird was
perched in shrubs near the first access.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Mckees rocks marina allegheny county
From: jusko88 <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:29:22 -0500
Still alot of gulls hanging around the marina. I was able to pick out 8 
bonaparte gulls. There may have been a different species other than herring and 
ring billed but im waiting for proper ID. Still a decent amount of hooded 
mergansers and the 2 pied billed grebe remain. 

Matthew juskowich
Allegheny county
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Subject: Ring_billed gulls Franklin county, Willow Hill, Pa
From: Martin Wilson <ancientbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:41:01 -0500
A flock of around 100 gulls along Pa rt 75 just south of turnpike. The
field on the sheep farm adjacent to the turnpike is being sprayed with
liquid manure and the gulls are flocking to it. I could not see any other
types but ringed_bills. This is only the second time in 10 years that I
have seen any type of gull in this area.

Martin Wilson
Doylesburg Pa
Subject: Common Loon, Bald Eagles, Middle Creek, Lancaster County
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:22:26 -0500
One Common Loon, that's hard to keep to keep track of, since it moves around a 
lot under water, was seen on the lake, along with numerous Common and Hooded 
Mergansers, a few Double-crested Cormorants, and Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. 
Many other species were along the edges of the lake. 4 Bald Eagles, 2 adults 
and 2 younger birds, were very active. 

Sincerely,
Stan Stahl
Subject: Tundra Swan - Memorial Lake, Lebanon Co.
From: Ted Nichols II <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:07:21 -0500
For anyone interested there has been a single juvenile Tundra Swan on
Memorial Lake since last evening.

There was also a large flock of Cedar Waxwings hanging out in trees
surrounding the lake this morning.

Good birding!

Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.
Subject: Rusty Blackbirds and Fox Sparrows - Marienville, Forest County
From: Brenda & John Weyant <jbweyant AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:25:10 -0500
The cold weather was brought some new birds to the feeder.  We have 
three Rusty Blackbirds and seven Fox Sparrows along with the usual 
contingent of winter species. The Rusty Blackbirds are new species on 
our yard list.  It's been years since we saw Fox Sparrows at the feeder. 
I had a few Pine Siskins last week, but have not seen them since.

Brenda Adams-Weyant
Marienville, Forest County
Subject: FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:49:36 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

     The Imm. Male Rufous was seen at 6:44 am this morning at the feeder by
the tree. The feeder on the porch has a heat lamp near it to keep it from
freezing. He has been seen using both feeders.

PS:  Anyone seeing the bird please send me an e-mail with your sighting so I
can keep track of how he is doing. 

Thanks to all who have visited and have seen the bird so far and have kept
me up to date with his activities!! 

Keep those e-mails and photos coming!

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lanc. Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Bruce and Sherri Carl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:09 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co.

PA BIRDERS           
 
          
               All I can say is FINALLY! A Selaphorus Hummingbird arrived at
my residence hear in Akron, PA Lancaster County on Saturday morning 11/15. I
spooked it at the feeder on the back porch at about 6:30am while going out
to fill the rest of the bird feeders. What a nice surprise that was. It was
then seen regular throughout the day on Saturday. Sandy Lockerman was here
on 11/16 and successfully banded the bird which confirmed that it was indeed
a Imm.
Male Rufous Hummingbird. Thank you Sandy! It was very neat and educational
experience. It has been visiting (2) feeders. There is one under the red
maple tree in the back yard and another under the roof of our back porch.
 
              Anyone who wishes to visit Akron to see the hummingbird can do
so with a few instructions on viewing. Please park in the Akron Church of
the Brethren parking lot which sits directly behind my property. There is
plenty of room for cars and you can see all the feeders from this vantage
point while staying behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. The
only time that this would not be available would be on Sunday mornings
between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Being that this is property owned by
someone other than myself and I have been given permission to have people
use this lot it is very important not to leave the parking lot area, do not
walk down over the rocky bank and most important not to venture into our
yard area as there are plenty of other bird feeders ect in the yard and
entering will only interfere with those birds as well as the Rufous
Hummingbird that has at least for the time being has taken my home as his
home. Thanks to all who will visit for following these details. Hope he
stays around for a while. It will be nice to see a hummingbird in the yard
daily in November!
 
 
628 Fulton Street
Akron, PA
 
Bruce A Carl
Akron,. Pa
Lancaster County


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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (19 Nov 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:11:07 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0            138            351
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0            208
Northern Harrier             0              5             46
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0             18            162
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            102           1018
Cooper's Hawk                0             18            141
Northern Goshawk             0              1              2
Red-shouldered Hawk         14            123            219
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           1909
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5            147            305
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              1
Golden Eagle                 0              3              4
American Kestrel             0              3            161
Merlin                       0              7             32
Peregrine Falcon             0              0             19
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              4
Unknown Buteo                0              4             11
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              6
Unknown Raptor               0              5             22

Total:                      19            576           4621
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter:        Holly Merker, John Mercer

Observers:        Holly Merker, John Mercer

Visitors:
Hiroshi


Weather:
Cold, with temperatures hovering around 24 degrees Fahrenheit at start,
climbing only to 29 degrees Fahrenheit during the last hour. Winds were
moderate from the W and then WSW, at 10-12mph. Not many clouds around. 

Raptor Observations:

A mini Red-shouldered migration event today with 14 counted moving over the
site. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon-3
Tundra Swan-18
Herring Gull-1


Predictions:
Mostly sunny. Highs around 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Central PA Birdline for 11.20.2014
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:38:32 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * November 20, 2014
 * PACE1411.20
 Bird Highlights
 BRANT (Carbon & Huntindon/Mifflin Cos.)
 RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Lancaster Co.)
 PINE SISKINS (Bedford/Somerset, Centre, Clearfield, Franklin, Huntingdon & 
Lebanon, Schuykill/Berks Cos.) 

 EVENING GROSBEAK (Susquehanna Co.)
 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 November 20, 2014
 To Report: TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Compiler: Mark A. McConaughy 
 Coverage: Central Pennsylvania, Susquehanna River Drainage System
 Transcriber: Mark A. McConaughy

 Welcome to Pennsylvania Audubon's Birdline. This Birdline covers sightings 
made the week prior to Thursday, November 20, 2014. 


 ADAMS COUNTY:
 A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on November 14 flying over Route 15 south of 
Gettysburg (AW). 


 BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 2 TURKEY VULTURES, 6 RED-TAILED 
HAWKS and 10 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 13 and 19 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, 
BSt, BG, RMc). Eleven PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 15 (DBo). 


 CARBON COUNTY:
 One BRANT continues to be seen through at least November 14 at Beltzville 
State Park (PW, JW, RR). One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER also was present on November 
14 (RR). 


 A GOLDEN EAGLE was observed on November 8 soaring over the county (RR).

 CENTRE COUNTY:
 A PINE SISKIN was heard calling on November 16 in Bald Eagle State Park (JC).

 A PINE SISKIN visited a feeder on November 18 in the Kaywood Plan of Boalsburg 
(TP). 

 CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
 At least 3 PINE SISKINS visited feeders on November 14 at a home near DuBois 
(MA). 


 CUMBERLAND/PERRY COUNTIES:
 Waggoner Gap reported counting 17 TURKEY VULTURES, 4 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN 
HARRIERS, 6 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 
57 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 20 GOLDEN EAGLES between November 13 and 19 (DG, GW, 
KG, RF, PF, CH, JL). 


 DAUPHIN COUNTY:
 One NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on November 13 along I-81 in Dauphin County 
(JD). 


 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Heisey Road on November 16 (BK).

 FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
 Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 1 BLACK VULTURE, BALD EAGLE, 1 
RED-SHOULDRED HAWKS, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 3 GOLDEN EAGLES on November 13 and 
16 (DGe). 


 HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
 PINE SISKINS were seen on November 15 along several trails at Shavers Creek 
Environmental Center (JK). 


 HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
 Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 TURKEY VULTURES, 6 BALD EAGLES, 
3 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 40 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 29 GOLDEN EAGLES 
between November 13 and 19 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG, DSt, DWe, JP). Four BRANT also 
were seen on November 19 (GG). 


 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 A PEREGRINE FALCON and 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen on November 14 at Manheim 
Township Park (BC). 


 An immature male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD visited a residence near Akron between 
November 15 and 18 (BC, SL, LB, ZM, ML). This bird was caught and banded while 
confirming the identification as a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (SL). Anyone wishing to 
see this bird can do so by parking in the Akron Church of the Brethren parking 
lot which is directly behind the property with the RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD. The 
feeders can be viewed from behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. 
People have permission to use this parking lot except on Sunday mornings 
between 8 AM and 12 noon. DO NOT leave the parking lot if you wish to view this 
bird. People DO NOT have permission to go into the yard with the feeders. 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 BLACK VULTURES, 3 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 5 BALD EAGLES, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 1 NORTHERN 
GOSHAWK, 6 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 32 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 8 GOLDEN EAGLES and 2 
PEREGRINE FALCONS between November 13 and 19 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC). 
Between 75 and 100 PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 15 (DS). More PINE 
SISKINS (number not specified) were seen on November 16 (EC). 


 One dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK and 5 flocks of PINE SISKINS totaling 81 
individuals were seen on November 14 along Hicks Road in State Game Lands 145 
(SH, RM). 


 LUZERNE COUNTY:
 One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen between November 16 and 17 at Beech Mountain 
Lakes (JDe). 


 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 5 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN 
HARRIERS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 10 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 22 GOLDEN EAGLES 
between November 13 and 19 (JK, RSi, DSm, LW, MS). PINE SISKINS also were seen 
on November 15 (MS). 


 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 26 BLACK VULTURES, 41 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 22 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 11 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 5 
COOPER'S HAWKS, 6 NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, 36 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 194 RED-TAILED 
HAWKS, 14 GOLDEN EAGLES, 3 MERLINS and 5 PEREGRINE FALCONS between November 13 
and 19 (LG, AK, RK, MB, DWo, DBa, HMe, MR, MJM, BSa, BD, DH, DKr, AC, PC, SSc, 
MW, JFT). Seventy-one PINE SISKINS also were seen on November 13 (LG). They 
counted 84 PINE SISKINS on November 15 (LG, MW, PC). A PINE SISKIN was listed 
on November 16 (LG, DW, MB). There were 186 PINE SISKINS counted on November 18 
(LG, HMe, RK). 


 SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:
 One EVENING GROSBEAK was seen on November 17 at a farm off Fair Hill Road 
(NV). 


 YORK COUNTY:
 Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continue to be seen through at least November 16 at 
Hopewell Township Park (DF). 


 CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 If you miss the usual Thursday postings of the Central PA Birdline on BIRDEAST 
and PABIRDS, I will also be posting it on my page web site at: 

 http://people.delphiforums.com/MCCONAUGHY/currentbl.htm 

 *PORC = Pennsylvania Ornithological Record Committee. Rare bird sightings 
should be documented with written descriptions and photographs whenever 
possible and sent to PORC for review. To submit a report to PORC go to this 
link: 

 http://www.pabirds.org/records/

 The following people have contributed to this report: Marianne Atkinson (MA), 
David Barber (DBa), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz 
(DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Phil Campbell (PC), Bruce Carl (BC), Adam Carter 
(AC), Ed Chubb (EC), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), 
Jonathan DeBalko (JDe), Tom Dick (TD), Jim Dunn (JD), Cavid Farner (DF), Ron 
Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie 
Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove 
(GG), Sid Hostetter (SH), Craig Houston (CH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Bob Keener 
(BK), Rudy Keller (RK), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), Dave Kruel 
(DKr), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Sandy Lockerman (SL), M. Lombard 
(ML), Rosemary McGlynn (RMc), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Holly Merker (HMe), 
Zach Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Tom Pluto (TP), Richard Pohner (RP), Rich 
Rehrig (RR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Beth Sassaman (BSa), Sue 
Schmoyer (SSc), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell 
Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Jean-Francois Therrien (JFT), Nancy VanCott 
(NV), Gene Wagner (GW), Doug Wentzel (DW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox 
(FW), Andy Wilson (AW), Matt Wlasniewski (MW), Jane Wolfe (JW), Peter Wolfe 
(PW) and Doug Wood (DWo). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I 
will also refrain from naming that person on request. 

-End Transcript
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50 AT comcast.net 
 Bushy Run Battlefield 
 P.O. Box 486 
 Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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Subject: Harris's sparrow, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:35:21 +0000
Still here - being seen by most visitors.  Last sighting today was 3:15, 
although no one was looking after that.  

Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Passing of Walter Fye
From: "Michael R. Leahy" <leahym AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:21:03 -0500
Dear List,

 

            It is with a very heavy heart that I must report the passing of
Walter Fye of Knox, Clarion County. He had unfortunately been in declining
health the past few years. 

 

He was a founding member and a driving force behind Seneca Rocks Audubon
Society in Clarion. Among many other things he was very instrumental in the
discovery of the grassland breeding bird populations at Piney Tract/Mt. Zion
and the subsequent protection of that property in the public trust for
future generations. When Seneca Rocks Audubon was awarded the first PSO
Conservation Award in 2005 for the work at Piney Tract, it was Walter that
accepted the award on behalf of Seneca Rocks.  One of his favorite projects
was the development of the Beaver Creek nature Area near Knox. Walter was a
bander and ran a banding station at his property that he fondly referred to
as "The Swamp". I was fortunate to have been able to "cut my birding teeth"
there with Walter and several other birders teaching me the finer points of
bird identification and ornithology. Walter was at his best showing "his
birds" to the many youngsters that visited his property. His smile was
broadest when he placed a bird in the hand of child to be released.

 

His obituary can be found here  
http://www.mcentire-weaverfuneralhome.com/



He will be greatly missed by all who knew and associated with him. His
spirit will migrate forever with the birds he loved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Michael R Leahy

Knox, PA

Clarion Co.
Subject: Reservoir 4-Washington County
From: "Gigi G." <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:13:25 +0000
This afternoon I stopped at Reservoir 4 since I was in the area and had the 
following: 



7 American Coots

4 Redheads

23 Mallards

1 Blue-winged Teal

1 Wood Duck

1 Pied-billed Grebe

5 Canada Geese

1 Killdeer


I wonder what will happen in the future here as there is gas drilling activity 
here. 



Gigi Gerben

Washington County
Subject: FW: [PABIRDS] FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:01:50 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

     The Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird was seen throughout the day today
until after 4 pm. He has been seen at both feeders.

PS:  Anyone seeing the bird please send me an e-mail with your sighting so I
can keep track of how he is doing. 

Thanks to all who have seen the bird so far and have kept me up to date with
his activities!! Keep those e-mails and photos coming!

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lanc. Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Bruce and Sherri Carl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:09 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co.

PA BIRDERS           
 
          
               All I can say is FINALLY! A Selaphorus Hummingbird arrived at
my residence hear in Akron, PA Lancaster County on Saturday morning 11/15. I
spooked it at the feeder on the back porch at about 6:30am while going out
to fill the rest of the bird feeders. What a nice surprise that was. It was
then seen regular throughout the day on Saturday. Sandy Lockerman was here
on 11/16 and successfully banded the bird which confirmed that it was indeed
a Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird. Thank you Sandy! It was very neat and
educational experience. It has been visiting (2) feeders. There is one under
the red maple tree in the back yard and another under the roof of our back
porch.
 
              Anyone who wishes to visit Akron to see the hummingbird can do
so with a few instructions on viewing. Please park in the Akron Church of
the Brethren parking lot which sits directly behind my property. There is
plenty of room for cars and you can see all the feeders from this vantage
point while staying behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. The
only time that this would not be available would be on Sunday mornings
between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Being that this is property owned by
someone other than myself and I have been given permission to have people
use this lot it is very important not to leave the parking lot area, do not
walk down over the rocky bank and most important not to venture into our
yard area as there are plenty of other bird feeders ect in the yard and
entering will only interfere with those birds as well as the Rufous
Hummingbird that has at least for the time being has taken my home as his
home. Thanks to all who will visit for following these details. Hope he
stays around for a while. It will be nice to see a hummingbird in the yard
daily in November!
 
 
628 Fulton Street
Akron, PA
 
Bruce A Carl
Akron,. Pa
Lancaster County





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Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (19 Nov 2014) 11 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:11:28 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           0              5             30
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           4            155            890
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           7             74             91
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                      11            304           7582
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
dry,sunny with patchy clouds early then increasing cloud cover; lt.to
mod.SSE winds

Raptor Observations:
11 migrating raptors including 4 Ge adults  AT  2:11,2:52,3:09,&3:33. Also 3
GE subadults  AT  1:27,2:53,&3:33

Non-raptor Observations:
crows,ravens,downy & pileated wps

Predictions:
 mod. W winds,dry & sunny with some clouds,high near 20F
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (19 Nov 2014) 31 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:11:28 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             41            300
Turkey Vulture              10            127            899
Osprey                       0              1            365
Bald Eagle                   2             39            289
Northern Harrier             0             11            104
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             76           3926
Cooper's Hawk                0             10            196
Northern Goshawk             0              5             13
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             35             96
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4051
Red-tailed Hawk             13            698           1577
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1             78            137
American Kestrel             0              1            149
Merlin                       0              6            115
Peregrine Falcon             0              4             68
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             47            252

Total:                      31           1179          12537
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 18-30F, Wind 0-15 mph W,SW,WSW, Cloud
Cover 0-40%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1410a,1412i
Golden Eagle:1346a
Morning was very slow not picking up until the afternoon. In general, the
birds were flying low.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Tundra Swan(178), Gull sp.(19), Tufted Titmouse, Pileated
Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin, American Crow,
Black-capped Chickadee

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 8 to 14 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (17 Nov 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:11:34 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              3             81
TV                           0             33            360
OS                           0              0             91
BE                           0              8            123
NH                           0              1             32
SS                           0             12           1150
CH                           0              8            151
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           0              5             30
BW                           0              0           4350
RT                           0            151            886
RL                           0              1              2
GE                           0             67             84
AK                           0              0             87
ML                           0              0             23
PG                           0              1             36
UA                           0              0             10
UB                           0              1             12
UF                           0              0              2
UE                           0              0              1
UR                           0              2             57

Total:                       0            293           7571
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:30:00 
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        

Visitors:
none


Weather:
clouds,fog,rain

Raptor Observations:
none

Non-raptor Observations:
none
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (19 Nov 2014) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:11:25 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             15            201
Turkey Vulture               2             69            712
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   2             13            123
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             26            107
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              1            244            590
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 2             33             70
American Kestrel             0              2            113
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             0              2             34
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                       7            480           8222
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Morris Cox, Steve Walthius

Visitors:
3-visitors


Weather:
Winds light to moderate all day, out of the west/southwest. Temps in the
minus single digits(C). Clear, cloudless, "bluebird" sky.

Raptor Observations:
2-B.E.adults 9:41&9:42am; 2-G.E.subadult 10:22am,adult 11:15am

Non-raptor Observations:
7- Tundra swans, high fly over. Turkey hunter with coyote taken in SGL 211.
Usual small birds with appearances by the Fox Sparrow and "red-breasted'
Tufted Titmouse.

Predictions:
Clear sky may prove interesting for finding birds but temps and winds will
not be a negative factor.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (19 Nov 2014) 31 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:11:00 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             57            193
Turkey Vulture               1            127            934
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   1             70            350
Northern Harrier             0             35            155
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            107           4762
Cooper's Hawk                0             36            542
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            0              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             81            179
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             22           1029           2005
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 2             77            135
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       0              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      31           1673          16985
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Sunny and cold

Raptor Observations:
GOEA, Imm, 14h48
GOEA, Ad, 15:12
BAEA, Imm, 15:15

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Bird Bath, Lancaster County
From: Bob Schutsky <info AT BIRDTREKS.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:57:43 -0500
Dear PABirders,

Early this afternoon I watched a Ruby-crowned Kinglet drinking from our 
heated bird bath.  This is an uncommon species for our backyard feeding 
station.  More frequent and numerous species that visit the bird bath to 
drink and bathe include Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, 
White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and 
Mourning Dove.  We still have a juvenile Mourning Dove that visits the 
feeders and bird bath on a daily basis.  Another juvenile Mourning Dove 
has been visiting a feeding station in suburban York.  The 2nd PA 
Breeding Bird Atlas notes confirmed breeding through late September. 
These two recent juveniles in the latter part of November suggest that 
Mourning Doves may nest even a bit later into the fall season.

Sincerely,
BOB SCHUTSKY

Web Site  www.birdtreks.com
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Peach Bottom, PA USA 17563-4008
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Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (19 Nov 2014) 13 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:11:11 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0             18
TV                           1            229           1964
OS                           0              1            357
BE                           0             57            463
NH                           0             28            176
SS                           0            107           9902
CH                           0             23            526
NG                           0             15             30
RS                           1             68            232
BW                           0              0           6544
RT                          10           1100           2645
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           0            122            197
AK                           0              4            320
ML                           0              7            119
PG                           0              0             54
UA                           0              0             24
UB                           0              1             18
UF                           0              1              5
UE                           0              4              6
UR                           1              8             70

Total:                      13           1776          23671
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Cold sunny day with light west southwest wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - RT 9:50 
Last bird - RT 1:12

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Norther Shovelers & Scaup? at Hahn Road AMD, Wash. Co.
From: Cathy Brown <blueapis AT MSN.COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:35:22 -0500
I stopped at the Hahn AMD pond briefly at around 1:20 this afternoon. There 
were many more Mallards and Canada Geese than I was interested in counting, as 
well as a white barn goose. 

On the left side was a pair of norther Shovelers. One was staying behind some 
sticks, but I think they were both males. 

Down at the stream we spotted many more Mallards and three ducks that I'm not 
sure about. I am leaning towards Lesser Scaup, but they were Aythya ducks of 
some sort. I could see the yellow eyes and tall, iridescent heads as they were 
swimming away from us pretty far down stream and they weren't Goldeneyes. 

Also saw a belted Kingfisher above the stream.
Cathy Brown,Washington County. 		 	   		  
Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Nov. 19, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:07:48 -0500
Location: SunsetPoint,Presque Isle S.P.
Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 0700-1000
Weather: Mostly clear becoming variably cloudy,SSW wind to 25 mph dropping to 
15 mph later, temp. 11 to 17 F, waves 6 to 7 feet falling to 4 to 5 feet. Three 
inches of resh fsnow onthe groundfrom last night. 

Comments: The severe winter storm that was hitting the Buffalo area continued 
out over the lake until at least 0800 hours. Heavy storm clouds and whiteout 
conditions about a mile out on the lake. This may have been the reason for a 
massive movement of waterfowl this morning, especially Red-breasted Merganser. 
Except for Redheads which were mainly moving east, most ducks were moving west. 
Surprisingly, I was not able to find a single Greater Scaup among the big 
flocks of Lesser Scaup. Highlight was an immature male Harlequin Duck shortly 
after daybreak believed to be a different bird from the recent one with the 
female, since the flanks were fully orange and the white markings were more 
extensive. It came in low along the shreline from the east, sat briefly on the 
water next to a breakwater then continued flying west. 


Waterbirds counted:

Tundra Swan  45
Gadwall  12
American Wigeon  15
Mallard  10
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal  3
Canvasback  5
Redhead  377
Ring-necked Duck  40 (one flock)
Lesser Scaup  2670
HARLEQUIN DUCK  1 imm. male
White-winged Scoter  3
Black Scoter  5
Bufflehead  130
Common Goldeneye  6
Hooded Merganser  6
Common Merganser  1
Red-breasted Merganser  11400
Red-throated loon  2
Common Loon  72
unidentified loon  4
Horned Grebe  23
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Dunlin  1


Jerry McWilliams
Erie, Erie County, Pa.
jerrymcw AT aol.com




Subject: FoxSparrow plus other new arrivals: Butler County
From: Marcia Brown <mamabrun AT ZOOMINTERNET.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:03:32 -0500
Along with the regulars at the feeders, in the past few days we have the 
following visitors: 

Fox Sparrow (this morning) 
White Throated Sparrow (TanStripe variety -heard him attempting to sing a 
couple days ago) 

Red-Breasted Nuthatch (since last Saturday) 
One lone Grackle 
Robins, Mockingbird and Cedar Waxwings continue to eat the berries throughout 
the yard. 

  
Purple Finch not seen since last Friday. 
  
Hope the critters get a break soon from this biting weather. 
Enjoy your birding. 
MarciaBrown 
Butler County, Center Twp. 
  
Subject: fyi
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:49:29 -0500
http://10000birds.com/2014-2015-winter-finch-forecast.htm

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Subject: Surprise surprise
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:59:10 -0500
As I got out of bed at 7 am this morning I saw birds zip past the bedroom 
window. So I looked out at the one flat feeder that I could see. There were 4 
then 5 then 6 Grackles and Cowbirds. Its 12 degrees out. Don’t they know they 
were supposed to start to migrate a few weeks ago. What nice shiny coats they 
have to. I still have Redwing Blackbirds here also. I’ll post some pics of 
them on Facebook later. 

Herb Flavell Gods Knob,Milk Can Corners,Susquehanna County
Subject: FW: Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co. / Update
From: Bruce and Sherri Carl <carls94 AT PTD.NET>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:46:58 -0500
PA BIRDERS,

     The Imm. Male Rufous was seen at 6:41 am this morning at the feeder on
the porch then he flew over to the feeder by the tree. The feeder on the
porch has a heat lamp near it to keep it from freezing. The one by the tree
may freeze at one point today so he may use the porch feeder more often.

PS:  Anyone seeing the bird please send me an e-mail with your sighting so I
can keep track of how he is doing. 

Thanks to all who have seen the bird so far and have kept me up to date with
his activities!!

Bruce A Carl
Akron, PA
Lanc. Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bird discussion list for Pennsylvania
[mailto:PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG] On Behalf Of Bruce and Sherri Carl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:09 PM
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
Subject: [PABIRDS] Imm. Male Rufous Hummingbird Lanc. Co.

PA BIRDERS           
 
          
               All I can say is FINALLY! A Selaphorus Hummingbird arrived at
my residence hear in Akron, PA Lancaster County on Saturday morning 11/15. I
spooked it at the feeder on the back porch at about 6:30am while going out
to fill the rest of the bird feeders. What a nice surprise that was. It was
then seen regular throughout the day on Saturday. Sandy Lockerman was here
on 11/16 and successfully banded the bird which confirmed that it was indeed
a Imm.
Male Rufous Hummingbird. Thank you Sandy! It was very neat and educational
experience. It has been visiting (2) feeders. There is one under the red
maple tree in the back yard and another under the roof of our back porch.
 
              Anyone who wishes to visit Akron to see the hummingbird can do
so with a few instructions on viewing. Please park in the Akron Church of
the Brethren parking lot which sits directly behind my property. There is
plenty of room for cars and you can see all the feeders from this vantage
point while staying behind the wooden guard rail at the edge of the lot. The
only time that this would not be available would be on Sunday mornings
between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm. Being that this is property owned by
someone other than myself and I have been given permission to have people
use this lot it is very important not to leave the parking lot area, do not
walk down over the rocky bank and most important not to venture into our
yard area as there are plenty of other bird feeders ect in the yard and
entering will only interfere with those birds as well as the Rufous
Hummingbird that has at least for the time being has taken my home as his
home. Thanks to all who will visit for following these details. Hope he
stays around for a while. It will be nice to see a hummingbird in the yard
daily in November!
 
 
628 Fulton Street
Akron, PA
 
Bruce A Carl
Akron,. Pa
Lancaster County


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Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (18 Nov 2014) 16 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:39:35 -0500
Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              8
TV                           1             57            412
OS                           0              1             73
BE                           1             21            103
NH                           0              7             38
SS                           0             12           1143
CH                           1              5            130
NG                           0              3              7
RS                           0             12             46
BW                           0              0           1093
RT                           5            201            627
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           8            102            133
AK                           0              2            128
ML                           0              0             35
PG                           0              1             29
UA                           0              0              3
UB                           0              0              5
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              1             20
MK                           0              0              1

Total:                      16            425           4034
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Nick Bolgiano

Observers:        Bill Chambers, David Kyler, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind W 10-20 mph, sky mostly cloudy with intermittent snow showers

Raptor Observations:
BE: 955 Ad
GE: 1005 Ad, 1025 Unk, 1050 Ad, 1144 Ad, 1306 Ad, 1340 Imm, 1444 Unk, 1450
Ad

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose-50, Tundra Swan-25, Bonaparte's Gull-1, Ring-billed Gull-6
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Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nbolgiano AT pennswoods.net)
Subject: Ponds/Lakes and a yard-Washington County
From: gg <0000003c44b29004-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:21:05 +0000
This morning, Timber Lake and Lake Jo-Ann held the usual Mallards and Canada 
Geese, along with a female Belted Kingfisher, which has been perching in the 
same spot the past week or so.  


This afternoon, the Hahn Rd. AMD Pond held about 60 Mallards.
At Canonsburg Lake, a male and a female Eastern Bluebird were flitting around 
and a Pied-billed Grebe floated near the dam. 


The bird feeders in the yard were quite busy today. A few Purple Finches were 
again mixed in with very large numbers of House Finches. White-throated 
Sparrows are finally showing themselves, instead of hiding in the bushes and 
plaintively singing. There were quite a few Dark-eyed Juncos as well, and two 
Carolina Wrens hogging the suet. A Cooper's Hawk has been hanging around trying 
to grab a meal. 




Stay warm, 

Gigi GerbenWashington County 
 
Subject: Peregrine Falcon Northampton County, White blob in field Berks county
From: dave leibert <xdave AT ENTER.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:49:30 -0500
Howdy all,

I was driving through Bethlehem today and I saw an adult peregrine 
sitting on the building where they have been nesting. Haven't seen one 
in a month or two.


Yesterday while driving back from Kutztown I noticed a white form on the 
ground in a field. Whatever it was this spot is located on Eagle point 
road not far from where it braches off of 737.. This spot is near a nice 
red barn on the North side of the road at the first high point off of 
737, roughly 1/2 mile from 737.

I drove by like 5 times.Hard to park, turn around, lots of speedy 
traffic at 4 pm and no binocs in car at least I thought so at the time. 
It was raining too. If this was a snowy it was a bit more prone on the 
ground and looked pretty drenched.  Size was similar and the form had 
something akin to a head on its body. Hard to tell if it was moving.

Cheers, Dave
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (18 Nov 2014) 2 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:11:23 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             15            201
Turkey Vulture               0             67            710
Osprey                       0              0            113
Bald Eagle                   0             11            121
Northern Harrier             0             10             90
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             33           2737
Cooper's Hawk                0             21            275
Northern Goshawk             0              2              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             26            107
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           2963
Red-tailed Hawk              1            243            589
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              2
Golden Eagle                 0             31             68
American Kestrel             0              2            113
Merlin                       0              1             47
Peregrine Falcon             1              2             34
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              6
Unknown Buteo                0              1              7
Unknown Falcon               0              0              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7             22
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                       2            473           8215
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 13:30:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        

Visitors:
Helping with count today was Steve Walthius. 4 visitors stopped by the
watch.


Weather:
Brutal cold with winds W/WNW sustained at 15-25mph with gust over 30mph.
Temp range -3 to -7C. 

Raptor Observations:
PG  AT  7:57

Non-raptor Observations:
Good showing of winter birds

Predictions:
Not as cold or windy
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Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: preparing for PA winter birding/CBCs
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:24:06 -0500
FIELD NOTES FROM THE LIT


	The winter coming is the time for wax-eating yellow-rumps in Christmas 
Bird Counts. But in an 1992 paper (Place and Stiles), yellow-rumps and 
Pine Warblers both eat fruit like poison ivy and bayberry and waxy fruit 
(Myricia). Yellow-rumps have always migrated, along with phoebes, so 
late, that most birders now consider them all-winter possibilities as 
current professional opinion and CBC's demonstrate. One study (Wilz and 
Giampa 1978) studied them at Presque Isle and asked: why do these 
species overwinter so far north? They concluded, finding a mostly 
bayberry diet, the same thing Place and Stiles did, but added spider 
eggs. In both studies, Tree Swallows and flickers were mentioned as wax 
eaters which migrated, I assume, late. Going back to the archive of PB 
at Lehigh University, counts and less formal sightings have definitely 
fit these truisms.
	I remember my first CBC finding a catbird. Terry L. Root (1988) 
published in the Journal of Biogeography and also in Ecology how energy 
metabolism (energetics) and the environmental factors of elevation, 
frost-free periods, latitude, vegetation, mean annual precipitation, 
general humidity,  and minimum January temperature brought surprising 
winter lingerers at that time of such as kinglets, Sedge, House and 
Marsh Wrens, Brown Thrasher, Field Sparrow, and both vultures. For 
example, ambient temperature and elevation tend to affect the winter 
distribution of Bonapartes Gulls the most, placing them on large lakes 
that tend not to freeze over as far north as Lake Erie in winter. The 
partially sympatric vultures, where in PA in winter, occur where above 
25 degrees farenheight for the turkey, and 30 for the black. 
                       	 
                                          	Now concentrating on the 
effects of global warming on bird species distributions 
(www.abcbirds.org) for the IPCC, Dr. Root has found that ducks that use 
prairie potholes, such as some species which the perhaps mostly first 
year individuals “loop” migrate back in the spring via PA, if 
non-raptorial (diurnal) birds do so (from Bildstein 2006 in respect to 
diurnal raptors), are threatened in North America and Australia due to 
drying of the landscape.

The Lit


Root, T. a. 1988. Environmental factors associated with avian 
distributional boundaries. J. 	Biogeography 15: 489-585.

Root, T. b. 1988. Energetic constraints on avian distributions and 
abundances. Ecology 69: 330-339.

					____ . ____

Place & Stiles. 1992. Living off the wax of the land: bayberries and 
Yellow-rumped Warblers. The Auk 	109(2): 334-345.

Terril & Ohmart. 1984. Faculative extention of fall migration by 
Yellow-rumped Warblers (Drendoica 	coronata). The Auk 101(3): 427-438.

Wilz & Giampa. 1978. Habitat use by Yellow-rumped Warblers at the 
northern extremities of their 	winter range. Wilson Bull. 90(4): 
566-574. Note: The Pesque Isle study.


					____ . ____

Bildstein, K.L. 2006. Migrating raptors of the world: their ecology and 
conservation. Comstock 	Publishing Associates, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Subject: Harris's sparrow update, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:55 -0800
I won't update every day but will post if the sparrow isn't seen at all on a 
day in the future. 

Three different people saw the Harris's today, the latest sometime around 4 or 
4:15. In addition to the seed spread at the left corner of the parking area 
it's also coming to seed spread on the right corner of the parking area near 
the end of the kitchen walkway. 

Just please don't park more than halfway down the parking area. It's fine to 
park along the other driveways between the house and the barn because it's all 
our property. 



Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (18 Nov 2014) 33 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:11:34 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             55            191
Turkey Vulture               0            126            933
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0              1            465
Bald Eagle                   4             69            349
Northern Harrier             0             35            155
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            107           4762
Cooper's Hawk                0             36            542
Northern Goshawk             0             13             16
Unknown Accipiter            1              5             88
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             78            176
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1           6368
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             25           1007           1983
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              6             44
Golden Eagle                 2             75            133
Unknown Eagle                0              1              2
American Kestrel             0              3            378
Merlin                       1              9            189
Peregrine Falcon             0              8             88
Unknown Falcon               0              1             22
Unknown Raptor               0              6             70

Total:                      33           1642          16954
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Observation start time: 07:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Holly Merker, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Sunny and cold with a high temperature of 23, west winds 8-24 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1051sA, 1243A, 1350A, 1503J
GOEA: 1249sA, 1349sA

Non-raptor Observations:
45 ring-billed gulls, 186 pine siskins
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/