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29 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Aug 2014) 45 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug Olive-sided flycatcher, Koch property, Northampton County [DAVID KOCH ]
29 Aug Nighthawks in Frick Park, Allegheny County ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
29 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (29 Aug 2014) 21 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug SGL 110, Berks County [Kerry A Grim ]
29 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Aug 2014) 38 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Aug Lebanon Couty Birds [Windstream Mail ]
29 Aug Mystery of mass killing of dead birds in Lancaster County solved ["Crable, Ad" ]
29 Aug Sandhill Cranes, Bradford Co. [Trudy Gerlach ]
29 Aug Grackles [Carl Juris ]
29 Aug Birdwalk Luzerne Co. - Sat, Sep 6 [Dave Kruel ]
29 Aug Passenger Pigeon documentary on WQED, Sun Sept 7 ["Kate St.John" ]
29 Aug Eastern PA Birdline: 8/29/2014 [Dave DeReamus ]
28 Aug Baird's Sandpiper, Somerset Lake, Somerset Co [Michael David ]
28 Aug 3 Nighthawks, 1 Bat, Pittsburgh, Allegheny ["Kate St.John" ]
28 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (28 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (28 Aug 2014) 8 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Aug Green Herons, Bradford Co. [Trudy Gerlach ]
28 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (28 Aug 2014) 47 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Aug Re: Lions Lake Lebanon [Anthony Uhrich ]
28 Aug Lions Lake Lebanon [Alan Wells ]
28 Aug S-b Dowitcher - Mercer Co [Steve Sanford ]
28 Aug Whip-poor-will, Washington Park, Wash. Co. [Lauren Conkle ]
28 Aug HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Aug 2014) 65 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Aug PA Grassland Bird Research, Summer 2014 in Review [DunceCapped o ]
28 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (28 Aug 2014) 111 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Aug Fwd: [PABIRDS] Good article on Dr. Klem and the Viking Stadium issue [grant stevenson ]
28 Aug Swatara State Park, Lebanon County [Richard Price ]
28 Aug Good article on Dr. Klem and the Viking Stadium issue [Peter Saenger ]
28 Aug Re: Great horned owl. Bethlehem, Northampton county [dave leibert ]
28 Aug Red-shouldered Hawk, Bradford Co. [Trudy Gerlach ]
28 Aug Nighthawks, Schuylkill County [Dave Kruel ]
28 Aug Lebanon County, Swatara State Park, Warblers [Tim Becker ]
28 Aug Warbler mania Lorimer Park Montco [Linda Widdop ]
28 Aug Re: Great horned owl. Bethlehem, Northampton county [grant stevenson ]
28 Aug Great horned owl. Bethlehem, Northampton county [dave leibert ]
27 Aug American Bittern Wingfield Pines Allegheny County [ ]
27 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (27 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Aug Birds birds and more birds [Herb Flavell ]
27 Aug Fwd: Alert: Call Minnesota's Governor about Vikings Stadium [Gerald Kruth ]
27 Aug Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Aug 27, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
27 Aug Green Heron Lebanon PA [Alan Wells ]
27 Aug HSR: Allegheny Front (27 Aug 2014) 10 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Aug Fwd: Olive sided flycatchers still being seen at Central Lancaster County Park [Richard Price ]
27 Aug Warblers, Custards Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
27 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (27 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Aug Franklin Co Common Nighthawks [Bill Oyler ]
27 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (27 Aug 2014) 29 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Aug HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Aug 2014) 18 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Aug Central PA Birdline for 8.28.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
27 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (27 Aug 2014) 10 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Aug Conjunctivitis [Sue Hannon ]
27 Aug Semipalmated Plover - Allegheny Co. [ ]
27 Aug Olive-sided Flyactcher, Game Lands 166, Blair Co [Michael David ]
27 Aug Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail ]
27 Aug Fw: eBird Report - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Aug 26, 2014 [Rudolph Keller ]
27 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (26 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug Harrison Hills sightings - Allegheny County [Stephen Gosser ]
26 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (26 Aug 2014) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug HSR: Allegheny Front (26 Aug 2014) 58 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug HSR: Allegheny Front (25 Aug 2014) 125 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Aug 2014) 14 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (26 Aug 2014) 30 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug A sad farewell for Raptor Trust founder - New Jersey Hills Media Group: Echoes Sentinel News [grant stevenson ]
26 Aug HSR: Waggoner's Gap (26 Aug 2014) 15 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Aug BT Blue in East Mt Airy Philly [Cliff Hence ]
26 Aug Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail ]
26 Aug Osprey- Ohiopyle SP-Fayette County [gg ]
26 Aug SORA - Wingfield Pines, Allegheny Co. [James Hausman III ]
26 Aug RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 August 2014 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido ]
26 Aug Snyder/Northumberland County Black-crowned Night-heron [Jason Weller ]
25 Aug Passenger pigeon origami [Jennifer Dzimiela ]
25 Aug HSR: Rose Tree Park (25 Aug 2014) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Aug Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Aug 25, 2014 [Rudolph Keller ]
25 Aug Berks Co. Warblers [EBarrell123 ]
25 Aug HSR: Second Mountain (25 Aug 2014) 14 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Aug HSR: Bake Oven Knob (25 Aug 2014) 36 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (29 Aug 2014) 45 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:08:27 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             38             38
Turkey Vulture              10            116            116
Osprey                       1             24             24
Bald Eagle                   4             46             46
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             13             13
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk           21            146            146
Red-tailed Hawk              2             24             24
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             11             11
Merlin                       2              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             25             25

Total:                      45            459            459
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dan Kunkle, Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
several hikers some with dogs


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles-unlimited, Temp 50-73F, Wind 0-4 mph N,NW,Cloud Cover
20-70% 

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: 1012i,1115a,1115a,1318i
2 Peregrine Falcons also sighted. One flew around the bowl for 20 minutes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird(6),Monarch(1),Hairy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Scarlet
Tanager, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-throated Green Warbler,
Yellow-throated Vireo, Magnolia Warbler, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Carolina
Wren, Downy Woodpecker, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, American
Goldfinch, Red-spotted Purple Butterfly, Tiger Swallowtail, Black
Swallowtail

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm
wind becoming south 5 to 7 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: Olive-sided flycatcher, Koch property, Northampton County
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:52:37 -0700
At 7:15 tonight an olive-sided flycatcher appeared on the snag at the east end 
of the yard. This snag has brought in a lot of the unusual birds through the 
years because it's located between the cover of the yard trees and shrubs and 
the big open fields below. It stayed for about 10 minutes hawking insects 
before chasing a robin down into the fields somewhere. I didn't bother looking 
for it after that. 

Hummingbird activity today was high. I'm still seeing adult males but now I'm 
seeing more immature males than adults of either sex, along with some immature 
females. 


Arlene Koch
Easton, PA
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net
Subject: Nighthawks in Frick Park, Allegheny County
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:44:13 -0400
Tonight, as we were watching a rehearsal of "As you like it" by the Pittsburgh 
Shakespeare in the Parks theater company in Frick Park near the start of 
Riverview Trail, a flock of at least 8 nighthawks started circling in the 
evening sky, sweeping and diving. As dusk fell, the flock of nighthawks 
intertwined with the swooping bats as a narrow crescent moon rose in the 
evening sky. 


Good birding,
Dan Weeks
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (29 Aug 2014) 21 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:08:38 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              5              5
Bald Eagle                   0              7              7
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           16             54             54
Red-tailed Hawk              2             14             14
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      21             95             95
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sue Cooper

Observers:        Morris Cox

Visitors:
Carey Furlow


Weather:
WIND DIRECTION:WNW CHANGING TO WSW AT 0-7 MPH
CLCV: 20 TO 80%
HUMIDITY: 39 TO 50 
TEMP: 17.5C TO 27.C 

Raptor Observations:
OSPREY at 1145
NORTHERN HARRIER at 1159

Non-raptor Observations:
turkeys. hummingbirds, chickadees, tree swallows, barn swallows,
goldfinches, swifts, wax wings, Nashville warbler, red eyed vireos, pee
wee, hairy woodpecker, and 3 ravens.
5 tiger swallow tail butterflies
several dragonflies
1 monarch

Predictions:
showing an increase in the amount of migrating raptors.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: SGL 110, Berks County
From: Kerry A Grim <mountainbirder AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:46:38 -0400
A very quiet walk on State Game Land 110 this morning, few birds, no wind 
noise, and just two peopleobviously local Dutchman (dont ask) and on days 
like this I could hear them talking to one another from probably 300 yards 
away. How loud were they to the wildlife? 


I love days like this, makes it more challenging finding the local Ovenbirds. I 
had four, two seen and two seet calls which I recognize as Ovenbirds. On days 
like this, I walk slower, try to be quiet as possible and alert to any movement 
or sound. Anyway, only 19 species which certainly is low, but I did hear a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Common Raven. A morning well-spent. A big list is not 
necessary for enjoyment of the outdoors. 


Kerry Grim
Hamburg, PA
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (29 Aug 2014) 38 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:08:08 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             32             32
BE                           0             76             76
NH                           0              7              7
SS                           2             17             17
CH                           1             15             15
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           2              4              4
BW                          24            249            249
RT                           5             83             83
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           1             27             27
ML                           1              3              3
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           2              7              7

Total:                      38            523            523
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Keith Gingrich, Ron Freed

Visitors:
14


Weather:
High thin clouds with light and variable wind.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - ML 8:12
Last bird - BW 2:13

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW -2
Hummers-2
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Lebanon Couty Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:39:23 -0400
Sid Hostetter lead 10 people today and we had the following highlights-

SGL 145 off Epler Road.

Wood Duck-2

Northern Harrier- 1

Broad-wing Hawk- 1 adult

Merlin -2- Sid had put his optics  in the car when he saw a raptor at about
11:25 am .

This was in the parking lot.

When he heard falcon he was looking with optics.

After a few minutes it was joined by a second merlin. They flew together and
circled higher.

One would almost flip to its back.  

I am not sure which direction they flew.

Then I went to Reistville Road in Reistville and the Tundra Swan is back.

Fox Rd. had 2 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Randy  C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Mystery of mass killing of dead birds in Lancaster County solved
From: "Crable, Ad" <acrable AT LNPNEWS.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:40:50 +0000
Verdict is microbursts violentsly killed hundreds of songbirds in eastern 
Lancaster County during July 27 storm. 


http://bit.ly/Z0l39D
Subject: Sandhill Cranes, Bradford Co.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:18:31 -0400
Just now heard Sandhill Cranes calling, went out and saw three of them flying 
west (from my house near New Era) and disappearing in the directions of a local 
pond west of me. First Ive heard them since early June. 

Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: Grackles
From: Carl Juris <hbgbrdrs AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:24:36 -0400
We also had 75 to 100 grackles in the neighborhood yesterday. Guess they are 
getting ready! 


Carl and Nancy Juris
Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Subject: Birdwalk Luzerne Co. - Sat, Sep 6
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:11:26 +0000
Hi All,
There will be a walk at Nescopeck State Park on Sep 6. Meet at the visitor 
center for 8:00am. 


Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County
Subject: Passenger Pigeon documentary on WQED, Sun Sept 7
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:50:07 -0700
If you're in WQED's viewing area, watch "From Billions to None: The Passenger 
Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" on Sun Sept 7 at 3:00pm. 


More information at link:
http://www.wqed.org/birdblog/2014/08/29/from-billions-to-none-sept-7-on-wqed/

 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: Eastern PA Birdline: 8/29/2014
From: Dave DeReamus <becard AT RCN.COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:00:16 -0400
- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Lehigh / Northampton Counties and Vicinity
* August 29, 2014
* PAEA1408.29

- Birds mentioned

‘SELASPHORUS’ hummingbird
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER

- Transcript

Hotline: Eastern PA Birdline
Date: August 29th at 4:00 AM
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 .

There will be a field trip to the Whitehall Parkway on September 6th.  Meet
at the Whitehall Parkway in the Chestnut Street parking lot at the barn
(west of Route 145) at 7:30 AM.  Trip leader will be Adam Smith.

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 LAKE MINSI, Northampton County:
Common Loon – 1 to at least 8/22.

Sightings from PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
Blue-winged Teal – 1 on 8/28
Green-winged Teal – 1 on 8/28.

Sightings from LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
At the Gremar Road retention ponds:
Ruddy Duck – 1 on 8/22.

Sightings from WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
‘SELASPHORUS’ hummingbird – 1 on 8/24.

Sightings from the BETHLEHEM area, Northampton County:
Peregrine Falcon – 1 on 8/24 (at the nest site).

Sightings from MOORE TOWNSHIP, Northampton County:
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER – 1 on 8/20.

Sightings from LEASER LAKE, Lehigh County:
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS – 3 on 8/23; 2 to at least 8/27.

Sightings from BAKE OVEN KNOB, Lehigh County:
Bald Eagles – 12 on 8/24.
Also Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and Wilson’s Warbler.

Sightings from HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP, Lehigh County:
Tundra Swan – 1 on 8/24 (along Bake Oven Road).

Sightings from STATE GAME LANDS 157, Bucks County:
On Haycock Mountain:
RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS – 4 on 8/24; 5 on 8/26; 3 on 8/27.

Sightings from PEACE VALLEY PARK, Bucks County:
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER – 1 on 8/26.

- End transcript
Subject: Baird's Sandpiper, Somerset Lake, Somerset Co
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:33:36 -0400
Hi All,

There was a Baird's Sandpiper present at the north end of Somerset lake
this evening. Also both Yellowlegs, Least and Semipalmated Sandpiper, and
Killdeer.

It's almost September - I bet many of you are as excited as I am!

Michael David
Blair Co.
Subject: 3 Nighthawks, 1 Bat, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:24:43 -0700
Stuck inside with a bad cold for 2 days I finally went outdoors to enjoy the 
cool weather at dusk and heard a nighthawk peenting. There were three high 
above, flying south + 1 bat making circles. 

I'm glad the weather changed.

 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (28 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:08:03 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   1              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       1              7              7
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Kelly, Dave Eberly

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Weather:
Blue skies with bright sunshine. Cooler today with temperatures 68-80
degrees Fahrenheit. Lower humidity as the northerly winds blew away the
thick air that had been residing over the region. 

Raptor Observations:
Only one migrant detected: Bald Eagle

Two Bald Eagles not counted- an adult and a juvenile. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney Swift-15
Common Nighthawk-1
Tree Swallows-2

Monarch Butterfly-1

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs around 80. North winds around 5 mph, becoming east in the
afternoon.- USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (28 Aug 2014) 8 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:08:11 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4              4
Bald Eagle                   1              7              7
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4             38             38
Red-tailed Hawk              2             12             12
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 1              1              1
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                       8             74             74
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        Morris Cox

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Puffy white clouds against a deep blue sky. Low humidity. Unlimited
visibility. Variable winds from the N/NW at 10 to 13 mph with gust of 20 to
23 mph. Temperature range of 15C to 23C. At around 2:00pm the clouds
evaporated leaving a cloudless blue sky.

Raptor Observations:
First bird, RT, 9:12
Adult GE 10:53 directly of site
Adult BE 1:18 directly over site

Non-raptor Observations:
local RT, vultures and ravens.
small flocks of wax wings.

Predictions:
A bit warmer with winds out of the south by afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: Green Herons, Bradford Co.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:05:33 -0400
Just saw 5 Green Herons at one of my beaver ponds (new New Era), 1 sitting in a 
tree calling, 4 flying over and around, some calling. I see them every year in 
the late summer/fall, and assume theyre nesting around here somewhere, but 
have never discovered where. 

Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (28 Aug 2014) 47 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:08:25 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             38             38
Turkey Vulture               6            106            106
Osprey                       7             23             23
Bald Eagle                   4             42             42
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             10             10
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk           21            125            125
Red-tailed Hawk              0             22             22
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              9              9
Merlin                       1              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             25             25

Total:                      47            414            414
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Doug Burton, Ed Wanamaker, Ron Hillegass

Visitors:
Shinbone the thru-hiker and several others


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 63F, Wind 13-15 mph, Cloud Cover 40%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: 1124a,1134a,1222i,1610a
Adult Merlin attacked fake owl on pole. It stayed in the area for a few
minutes making passes at the owl. While it passed it made several
vocalizations.


Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(9),Hummingbird(14),Pileated Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee,
Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch, Tiger Swallowtail, Wood Nymph,
Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Re: Lions Lake Lebanon
From: Anthony Uhrich <aeuhrich AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:52:35 -0400
Alan,
Nice photos!
Your bird looks like a Spotted Sandpiper. I'm leaning toward a juvenile
though I am no expert, it could also just be non-breeding plumage.

Anthony Uhrich
Montgomery County,  PA
On Aug 28, 2014 7:33 PM, "Alan Wells"  wrote:

> Took a walk at Lions Lake this afternoon and had a few surprises. There
> were two Cormorants fishing out on the lake and later drying themselves on
> the floating platform. There was a Blue Heron fishing along the bank, and
> he allowed me to get within 10 feet to get some good closeups. He was still
> there when I left an hour later.
>
> While I was watching him a shorebird landed right in front of me. I got a
> couple of shots before he took off and I lost him to the far end of the
> lake. I am not sure what it was as I am poor at shorebird ID (better at
> taking their pictures) If anyone can ID it from the photos I would be
> grateful.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/awellsphoto/
>
> Alan Wells
>
Subject: Lions Lake Lebanon
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:34:23 -0400
Took a walk at Lions Lake this afternoon and had a few surprises. There were 
two Cormorants fishing out on the lake and later drying themselves on the 
floating platform. There was a Blue Heron fishing along the bank, and he 
allowed me to get within 10 feet to get some good closeups. He was still there 
when I left an hour later. 


While I was watching him a shorebird landed right in front of me. I got a 
couple of shots before he took off and I lost him to the far end of the lake. I 
am not sure what it was as I am poor at shorebird ID (better at taking their 
pictures) If anyone can ID it from the photos I would be grateful. 


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

Alan Wells
Subject: S-b Dowitcher - Mercer Co
From: Steve Sanford <bwredbird AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:17:00 -0400
This morning at the propagation area off Shenango Lake I finally saw a 
Short-billed Dowitcher, my first one in the county for two years. It was in 
excellent view on the close mudflat on the north (right) side of the roadway, 
which is about the only exposed flat now and fairly large. That flat is always 
well lit and pretty close. My shorebird list today was: 

Short-billed Dowitcher 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Least Sandpiper 4
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Killdeer 3
Semipalmated Plover 1
Unfortunately the prop area's regular four-month closure begins September 1 and 
lasts thru Dec 31. 

Steve Sanford
Sharon PA
Subject: Whip-poor-will, Washington Park, Wash. Co.
From: Lauren Conkle <chickadee54 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:32:08 -0400
This morning a female Whip-poor-will was perched on a large branch above
the trail that loops around the girl's softball field in Washington Park.
 This is the first Whip-poor-will sighting I've had here in Washington.  I
went back with a few friends at 4:00 PM and she was still perched in the
same spot.  A pair if titmice were scolding and buzzing right past her when
we arrived and continued to harass her for about 5 minutes before moving
on.  My friend agreed that the bird was a female Whip-poor-will.  We
watched her for about an hour and occasionally she preened and moved around
a bit, opening her wings once.  Cris Hamilton came to take some photos and
will be posting them on facebook.

-- 
Lauren Conkle
Washington, PA
chickadee54 AT gmail.com
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (28 Aug 2014) 65 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:08:22 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       6             33             33
Bald Eagle                   4             26             26
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             22             22
Cooper's Hawk                3              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk           19            127            127
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk             13             22             22
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              9              9
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel            13             30             30
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             3              5              5
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      65            295            295
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        David Barber, Rudy Keller, Sue Schmoyer

Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy with NW winds 8-12 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 0725A, 1151A, 1242A, 1322A

Non-raptor Observations:
magnolia, cape may, black-throated blue, black-throated green,
blackburnian, and black-and-white warblers, bobolink and purple finch seen
in the morning
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: PA Grassland Bird Research, Summer 2014 in Review
From: DunceCapped o <duncecap12 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:58:09 -0400
All,

As part of my internship practicum experience at Penn State, I was hired to
lead a crew of field technicians conducting grassland bird research across
Crawford County. For some of the "public outreach" portion of my
requirements, I wrote up a blog post detailing my experience this summer,
and the folks at Nemesisbird were kind enough to host it for me. The post
can be seen at:

http://www.nemesisbird.com/bird-science/pa-grassland-bird-research/


Matthew Sabatine
State College/Bangor, PA
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (28 Aug 2014) 111 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:08:06 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           3             32             32
BE                          15             76             76
NH                           3              7              7
SS                           4             15             15
CH                           2             14             14
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           1              2              2
BW                          60            225            225
RT                          14             78             78
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           7             26             26
ML                           1              2              2
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1              5              5

Total:                     111            485            485
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Paul Fritz, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Don Orris, Joe Lavella,
                  Keith Gingrich, Paul Fritz, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Chewbacca - 10


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds with NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 10:30, 11:30, 12:22, 1:14
BE 4Yr 8:50, 10:59, 11:54 
BE Ad 8:40(2), 10:48, 11:33, 12:10, 12:13, 1:33
BE unaged 2:36

First bird - BW 7:08
Last bird - BE 2:36

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 6
Hummers - 8
Monarchs - 3

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

Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Good article on Dr. Klem and the Viking Stadium issue
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:35:30 -0400
other online sources of window information at 
Audubon.org/abcbirds.org/and borealbirds.org. my browsers crashed, so I 
couldn't confirm whether ALL these sites having the window issue. sorry.

please place backyard winter bird attractants like feeders and berry 
trees if poss., heated baths, Xmas trees and other cover-- and, if 
poss., roosting cavities, at within a yard of unprotected windows, or 
40+ feet away from them.

Grant Stevenson
http://pahawkowl.livejournal.com


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [PABIRDS] Good article on Dr. Klem and the Viking Stadium issue
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:27:34 -0400
From: Peter Saenger 
Reply-To: Peter Saenger 
To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG

FYI: Getting some attention in general media


http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/recreation/how-bird-watchers-can-reduce-strikes-on-windows-1.1077385 



Peter G. Saenger
Acopian Center for Ornithology
Department of Biology
Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, Pa  18104-5586

Tel. 484-664-3508
Fax. 484-664-3509
E-mail: psaenger AT muhlenberg.edu
Web Site: http://ACO.muhlenberg.edu
( http://aco.muhlenberg.edu/)

-A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given 
by his fathers, but borrowed from his children-




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Subject: Swatara State Park, Lebanon County
From: Richard Price <rprice210 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:28 -0400
Early into our walk this AM, we met Tim Becker at Swatara State Park, who was 
just finishing his walk. ( see earlier post.) About 20 minutes after Tim left 
we had another mixed flock flurry near the second bridge crossing Trout Run. We 
must have seen dozens of flycatchers, warblers and vireos. Of the few that 
stayed still long enough to ID, we had several alder/willow flycatchers, a 
black and white warbler, a blue winged warbler, a red eyed vireo and at least 
one warbling vireo and a probable common yellowthroat. We also had two female 
scarlet tanagers and a sharp-shinned hawk sitting in a tree. 


Before leaving the park we stopped at the Trout Run Trailhead parking lot. 
About half way down the trail we had good looks at two magnolia warblers. Peggy 
also found a female rufous-sided towhee. Upon returning to the parking lot we 
watched a female bluebird hunting. About 30 yards to the right of the bluebird 
box as you face it, back in the thickets and trees we saw and heard an unusual 
looking wren. It seemed darker and at first glance appeared to have a shorter 
upright tail, much like a winter wren. Our experience with winter wrens has 
been limited and in the winter close to small streams. I'd be reluctant to call 
it a winter wren. Unfortunately the 2 pictures I took are poor quality and the 
tail is hidden. However, it did have a darkish relatively straight beak and 
pinkish legs. Anyone birding the parking lot area may want to try to find it 
and ID it. It may possibly have been a darker gray phase house wren. 


Rick and Peggy Price
Subject: Good article on Dr. Klem and the Viking Stadium issue
From: Peter Saenger <PSaenger AT MUHLENBERG.EDU>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:27:34 -0400
FYI: Getting some attention in general media
 

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/recreation/how-bird-watchers-can-reduce-strikes-on-windows-1.1077385 

 
 
Peter G. Saenger
Acopian Center for Ornithology
Department of Biology
Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, Pa  18104-5586

Tel. 484-664-3508
Fax. 484-664-3509
E-mail: psaenger AT muhlenberg.edu
Web Site: http://ACO.muhlenberg.edu
( http://aco.muhlenberg.edu/) 
 
-A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his 
fathers, but borrowed from his children- 

Subject: Re: Great horned owl. Bethlehem, Northampton county
From: dave leibert <xdave AT ENTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:26:11 -0400
Hey Grant,

thanks for your note.

I am familiar with the Lehigh Mountain uplands aka Salisbury Walking 
Purchase park. I didn't know that barred owls were seen or heard there.

I saw a carmel  screech owl from 5 feet away in broad daylight while 
walking through the spice bush one time. This bird was in the spice bush 
at about eye level and was well hidden. We walked through an area west 
of John's house looking for some pf the property boundaries while in the 
scouting phase of mountain bike trail building. I have heard screech 
owls there on another occasion calling in the evening.

Lots of birds there but it is pretty remote. The western end doesn't get 
much foot traffic so who knows what is in there. Redtails, Sharpies and 
Coops are common. I've seen Osprey's slope soaring over the park and 
eagles are seen along the river along with vultures. I had a broad wing 
or two on one occasion. I've also seen kestrels and heard of peregrine 
sightings.

I'll mention to John to listen for the Barred owl call

Cheers, Dave
Subject: Red-shouldered Hawk, Bradford Co.
From: Trudy Gerlach <tgswoods AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:27:41 -0400
Heard a Red-shouldered Hawk calling this morning, my farm near New Era.
Trudy Gerlach
Bradford Co.
tgswoods AT epix.net
Subject: Nighthawks, Schuylkill County
From: Dave Kruel <dkruel300 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:29 +0000
Hi All,
Nancy and I were treated to a wave of 85 Common Nighthawks that flew over our 
house last eve. They flew in a southwest direction. 


Dave Kruel
Pottsville
Schuylkill County
Subject: Lebanon County, Swatara State Park, Warblers
From: Tim Becker <0000001cfb2aa731-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:48:13 +0000
A short loop through the lower end of Swatara State

Park got off to a slow start. But a nice mixed warbler

flock did show up near the end of my walk. Species

that were travelling together included 2 Magnolia,

2 Chestnut-sided, Am. Redstart, Black-throated Green, 

Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat, and a good

view of a Wilson’s Warbler that popped out of a shrub.

Also mixed in were a couple of Red-eyed Vireos and

a single Yellow-throated Vireo. Early in my walk a 

Broad-winged Hawk was seen lurking in the woods.


Tim Becker

Grantville

Lebanon County






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Subject: Warbler mania Lorimer Park Montco
From: Linda Widdop <linda AT TECHIMPACT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:07:08 +0000
Birders - wow is all that I can say. When you see Canada, Magnolia, BT Green, 
BT Blue, Redstart, Chestnut-sided you had a good day. But when Blue-wing AND 
Golden-wing show up that is an excellent day. Also had 1 Phila and several 
Red-eyed Vireos and a brief look at a Cuckoo which I assume was Yellow billed. 


My camera is sitting in the car sadly

Linda

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Subject: Re: Great horned owl. Bethlehem, Northampton county
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:21:44 -0400
On 8/28/2014 1:27 AM, dave leibert wrote:
> Howdy all,
>
> while driving back to the farm from Wegs at about 1:30 am we saw what I
> am calling a great horned owl , The is bird passed above the car while
> flying over Market St in Bethlehem and was illuminated in the headlights
> and street lights.
>
> Not exactly a rare sighting but they are cool to watch going about their
> business .
>
> Have fun
> .Dave
>
thanks, dave; also at green pond in the conifers barred owl, screech and 
GHO and poss. barreds on lehigh mt. uplands, fountain hill, lehigh county.

grant stevenson
fountain hill, lehigh county

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Subject: Great horned owl. Bethlehem, Northampton county
From: dave leibert <xdave AT ENTER.NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:27:51 -0400
Howdy all,

while driving back to the farm from Wegs at about 1:30 am we saw what I 
am calling a great horned owl , The is bird passed above the car while 
flying over Market St in Bethlehem and was illuminated in the headlights 
and street lights.

Not exactly a rare sighting but they are cool to watch going about their 
business .

Have fun
.Dave
Subject: American Bittern Wingfield Pines Allegheny County
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:17:49 -0700
Tonight i decided to check out wingfield pines for the sora that has been 
reported by a few different people over the last couple of days. i heard the 
species in erie but never saw one. no luck on finding it but came up with 
something big. as i was walking to the boardwalk area i decided to check out 
the pond left of the boardwalk as there is always birds there. as soon as i 
approached the pond an american bittern flushed up from the reed in the bottom 
left corner over to the pond in the boardwalk. i walked around the boardwalk 
carefully and did not see it. this species does blend in so well in the marsh 
area. so i decide to cut in the middle and walk over the rock path through the 
marsh. i made it to the other side. i heard the faint gump sound that the 
bittern makes. awesome! after waiting for 10 mins the bittern flew up again and 
circled the pond about 3 times. got a couple nice pics of the bittern in 
flight. i seen from the grass path between left 

 pond and boardwalk that the bittern took a dive into one of the back ponds by 
lynchs pond. Good Luck to anyone trying to find it. it should stay for the 
night and possible be in one of the main marsh pond areas in the am. it could 
also go over to boyce mayview park main pond where a bittern was seen for a 
couple of days earlier in the year. 


Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (27 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:35 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       1              6              6
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        John Mercer

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Weather:
Warm with humidity. Winds were variable, 4-9mph. Temperatures 70-89 degrees
Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:
One Northern Harrier- possibly a female and showing signs of molt. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird sp.-1
Monarch- 1

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Birds birds and more birds
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:39:49 -0400
I was going through one of my bird books today looking to ID a brown hummer for 
my daughter. She saw it flying in her back yard. Written on the back of the 
front cover was this web site. http://www.projectwildbird.org/ This is the site 
that I did the feed study for in 2008. They sent me a total of 2,000 pounds of 
seed. All I had to do is put a different seed in each of 4 feeders and move the 
feeders one spot down the next day. Then each day I had to sit for either 40 or 
45 minutes recording which birds and how many ate what food. It was an 
interesting study. The site is still there so if this sounds like it would 
interest you keep checking to see if they still do the research each year. When 
I ran out of certain seed, all I did was order more either by phone or 
computer. It was then delivered to my home by UPS. Even the 4 feeders were 
free. They also sent 4 black shepherd hooks and 4 round squirrel baffles. They 
are all or will be still in use. I now have 3 Raccoons visiting my 2 front 
porch feeders every night. Night before last one jumped onto the right feeder 
and crashed to the ground 8 feet below. I bet he received the shock of his 
life. Good thing I’m not counting the birds at these 2 feeders because its 
impossible there are so many of all kinds. 

Herb Flavell,Gods Knob,Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County
Subject: Fwd: Alert: Call Minnesota's Governor about Vikings Stadium
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:16:49 -0400
 
I hope Carmen forgives this extralimital without his permission, but I  
subscribe to the MN birdline because Linda and I did a great five-week trip  
there this summer, plus Nat Audubon is making a big push on this subject.
 
This is great controversy up there because Minnesotans have spent millions  
and million to make a big playpen for the rich and greedy to play football, 
but  have cavalierly dismissed that many migrating birds will collide with 
glass that  they "can't afford," to make bird-friendly.
 
Politicians listen to the public, even if the NFL doesn't.  If you  don't 
make your voice count, you will ensure you have no voice.  PLEASE!  Take a 
minute or two and use your voice.
 
Thanks,
 
Jerry Kruth

 
 
  
____________________________________
 From: audubonconnect AT audubon.org
Reply-to: audubonaction AT audubon.org
To:  gkruth AT aol.com
Sent: 8/27/2014 3:33:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj:  Alert: Call Minnesota's Governor about Vikings Stadium


    
Please  call Minnesota's governor and tell him you want a stadium that is 
safer  for birds. ·  Trouble viewing this email? Try our _web  version_ 
(http://www.audubonaction.org/site/R?i=mX75IMjHEsha8SNRDUhbVQ) . 

_VIKINGS  STADIUM STILL A POTENTIAL BIRD KILLER_ 
(http://www.audubonaction.org/site/R?i=R7L9ktZTXrr5EMvcX2ph-Q) 

(http://www.audubonaction.org/site/R?i=1NSJYE3Vf4oRpznz0Ybe4A)     
Unless  the stadium's builders switch to a safer glass that is  more 
visible to migrating birds, thousands like this  Scarlet Tanager could collide 
with the stadium each  year.      
Please  call Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and tell him you  want a 
stadium that is safer for  birds.   _Report  your call ›_ 
(http://www.audubonaction.org/site/R?i=zB6yQ7rJW5q44xM2RxEDxQ)     
Dear  Gerald, 
Despite  a nationwide outcry, the Minnesota Vikings continue to refuse to  
switch to bird-safe glass for their massive new mostly-glass  stadium. You 
were one of more than 77,000 Americans who petitioned  for the switch. 

Unless the stadium's builders switch to a  safer glass that is more visible 
to migrating birds, thousands  could collide with the stadium each year. 
Many would die.  

It's clear now the builders will not change to bird-safe  glass without 
outside intervention. That's why we need your help  again. 

Will you take a moment to call Minnesota  Governor Mark Dayton? Tell him 
you want a stadium that is safer  for birds.

Just follow these  steps:

1. Call Governor Dayton's office at  (651) 201-3400.

2. Identify yourself to  the person who answers the phone. Give them your 
name. If you live  in Minnesota or have some other connection to the state, 
be sure  to mention that. It's okay to leave a voice  mail.

3. Politely make your ask. You can  use this sample script: "I am calling 
to urge the Governor to  make every effort to persuade the Vikings to switch 
to a safer  kind of glass that is much safer for migrating birds." You  can 
ask that your message be repeated back to you to ensure that  it is being 
recorded correctly.

4. _Please  let us know that you called._ 
(http://www.audubonaction.org/site/R?i=4w-zruwrKmW-27xSTR6U1Q) Taking just a 
few seconds to report your 

call through our simple form will help us  keep track of how many calls are 
being made.  
Even  if you don't live in Minnesota, you have a stake in this decision.  
The proposed stadium site is less than a mile from the Mississippi  River, an 
avian superhighway used by millions of songbirds,  raptors and other birds 
migrating between their wintering and  breeding grounds. 

This billion-dollar project includes  hundreds of millions in taxpayer 
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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Aug 27, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:46:45 -0400
Took several opportunities throughout the day to go outside and check the
trees.  The first bird of the morning was a Black-throated Green Warbler
and the last birds tonight were 3 Common Nighthawks.

Karyn Delaney


Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
> Aug 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Also one Bat.
> 21 species
>
> Canada Goose  41     Flyover
> Mourning Dove  6
> Common Nighthawk  3     First of Season
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1     Male
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     Juvenile
> Downy Woodpecker  1     Female
> Hairy Woodpecker  1     Female
> Northern Flicker  1
> Blue Jay  5     Including 1 Fledgling
> Black-capped Chickadee  1
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> Carolina Wren  1
> Wood Thrush  2
> Black-throated Green Warbler  1     First of Season
> Eastern Towhee  2     Male and Juvenile
> Northern Cardinal  6
> Common Grackle  16
> Baltimore Oriole  1     Male
> House Finch  6     Including 1 Fledgling
> American Goldfinch  4     Male & Female with Two Fledglings
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19591941
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>
Subject: Green Heron Lebanon PA
From: Alan Wells <alanwells505 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:58:22 -0400
Took a walk along the Union Canal this morning and found two Green Herons. I 
have never seen them there, I usually find them at Stover's Dam. Watched one 
for about 30 minutes as the other flew into the trees when someone walked by 
with their dog. Did get a nice shot of him catching a Dragonfly. Good Eye-Beak 
co-ordination. 


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

Alan Wells
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (27 Aug 2014) 10 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:08:31 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              6              6
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1             11             11
BE                           0             16             16
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           4             52             52
CH                           0             11             11
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              4              4
BW                           1            267            267
RT                           4             63             63
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0             21             21
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              1              1
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              1              1
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      10            457            457
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Tom Dick

Weather:
30% cloud cover


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 Great Blue Heron, Pileated WP

Predictions:
clear with NW Wind
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom Dick ()

Subject: Fwd: Olive sided flycatchers still being seen at Central Lancaster County Park
From: Richard Price <rprice210 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:20:24 -0400
Begin forwarded message:

> From: Richard Price 
> Date: August 27, 2014 7:10:52 PM EDT
> To: PABIRD AT AUDUBON.ORG
> Subject: Olive sided flycatchers still being seen at Central Lancaster County 
Park 

> 
> The two olive sided flycatchers reported along the Conestoga River in Central 
Park just south of Lancaster on 8/23 were apparently still in the area this AM 
between 10:15 and noon. Peggy and I began birding at the area just upstream 
from Pavilion number #1 and had no trouble finding them in the locust and 
sycamore trees. One was hawking insects and occasionally feeding the other less 
active bird. Peggy was able to confirm the initial ID by call. We saw them 
again in the same area during our stay. 

> 
> In total we had 25 species before leaving the park. Highlights included:
> 
> osprey -1 flying downstream with a fish
> probable broad-winged hawk - seen twice flying low through the trees on far 
side of the river 

> lesser yellow legs- a pair together
> green heron- at least 6 including a trio near each other
> great blue heron-3
> great egret-1 further upstream on the way out of the park
> wood ducks-at least 3 young
> belted kingfisher-1 fishing below the fast water
> yellow billed cuckoo-1 posing in a tree on the far side of the river
> N. flicker-1 not far from entrance to the park
> UI fall warblers-2 high in the trees
> E. bluebirds-1 adult and 1 immature
> 
> Of the remaining species, there was nothing notable other than robins 
beginning to flock. After we left the temperature began to rise into the 
eighties. 

> 
> Rick and Peggy Price
> 
> PS- Thank you to Jim Smith and the Lancaster Bird Club for sharing 
information on the olive sided flycatchers, the first we've seen in PA. Keep on 
sharing everyone! 

Subject: Warblers, Custards Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:49:30 -0400
I birded around the SGL after work today and found a few migrants (
assuming since I haven't seen any warblers here in a few weeks now...I take
it our breeding warblers have gone)

2 Am Redstarts
1 Chestnut Sided Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Red Eyed Vireos ( 1 was calling)
2 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks
1 Scarlet Tanager

My birding Photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/

Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (27 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:08:44 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4              4
Bald Eagle                   0              6              6
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1             34             34
Red-tailed Hawk              0             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                       1             66             66
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Fred Wilcox, Morris Cox

Weather:
Sunny and warm, mostly clear

Raptor Observations:
First and only bird of the day, a Broad-winged Hawk at 12:29 P.M. EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Local Ravens were seen early and often throughout the day. CHSW and
Swallows as well as warblers made appearances on their move south. Local
Acadian Flycatcher provided great looks.

Predictions:
Cooler temps, sunny conditions and passage of front may provide ingredients
for a better flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: Franklin Co Common Nighthawks
From: Bill Oyler <oylerbill AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:40:03 -0400
At about 5:30 this evening over about ten minutes time I counted 19 Common 
Nighthawks migrating over the parking lot at the Caledonia SP office. 


Bill Oyler
Chambers burg

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (27 Aug 2014) 29 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:08:33 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                4             35             35
Turkey Vulture               8            100            100
Osprey                       1             16             16
Bald Eagle                   3             38             38
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              9              9
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk           10            104            104
Red-tailed Hawk              1             22             22
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              8              8
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             22             22

Total:                      29            367            367
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dan Kunkle, Ed Wanamaker, Scott Keys

Visitors:
couple hikers


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 77F, Wind 0 mph, Cloud Cover 20%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles: 0932i,0936i,1239i
A Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, and another Osprey were sighted but they headed
east so they were not counted. 
UR: at 1040 a bird the size of a Turkey Vulture came through. It had a
rufous back with dark coverts, pointed wings, and shiny white primaries. It
flapped often and did not rock.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2),Hummingbird(5),Monarch(2),Hooded Warbler, Magnolia Warbler,
Black-throated Green Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow, Wild
Turkey, Ovenbird, Scarlet Tanager, Mourning Dove, Cicada, Black Rat Snake,
Tiger Swallowtail

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (27 Aug 2014) 18 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:08:31 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       0             27             27
Bald Eagle                   2             22             22
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             20             20
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           10            108            108
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              9              9
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             17             17
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      18            230            230
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00 
Observation end   time: 15:45:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Jean-Francois Therrien

Weather:
Hot, humid

Raptor Observations:
BAEA, Imm, 12h04
BAEA, Ad, 14h16

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: Central PA Birdline for 8.28.2014
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:00:36 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * August 28, 2014
 * PACE1408.28
 Bird Highlights
 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Franklin Co.)
 MARSH WREN (Tioga Co.)
 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 August 28, 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, August 28, 2014. 


 BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 5 BLACK VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 15 
BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 32 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 
NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 240 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 38 RED-TAILED 
HAWKS, 20 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between August 21 and 26 
(EG, TD, BSt, BG, JR). 


 CENTRE COUNTY:
 Up to 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS and 1 MOURNING WARBLER 
were seen between August 22 and 25 at Scotia Barrens (JV, RS). 


 CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 Waggoner Gap reported counting 12 OSPREY, 24 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 
3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 88 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 22 RED-TAILED 
HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE and 8 AMERICAN KESTRELS between August 21 and 27 (DG, GW, 
KG, RF). 


 DAUPHIN COUNTY:
 Two juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERONS continue to be seen through at least August 25 
at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (IG, DB, MC, MW, TA, TN, PW, RW, RB, 
LC). 


 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 There were 24 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen at Greencastle Reservoir on 
August 22 (MW). 


 HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
 One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on August 24 in State Game Lands 322 (GG, 
LG). 


 One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was observed on August 25 at Mothersbaugh Swamp 
(JK). 


 HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
 Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 1 OSPREY, 6 BROAD-WINGED HAWK and 
1 RED-TAILED HAWK on August 24 (GG). 


 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 Two OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen on August 23 between Pavilions 1 and 2 
in Lancaster County Central Park (JS). 


 One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was observed on August 25 along the road to the old 
fire tower area in State Game Lands 156 (BC). 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 1 
COOPER'S HAWK, 22 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 3 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 4 AMERICAN 
KESTRELS between August 21 and 26 (EC, SC, MCo, RP). 


 Up to 4 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 1 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen between August 21 and 26 at the Reistville 
ponds (RM, DBi). 


 One MERLIN and 2 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were observed on August 22 off Epler 
Road at State Game Lands 145 (RM, SH). 


 LUZERNE COUNTY:
 One SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen on August 23 at Plymouth Flats (JD).

 One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on August 23 at Beech Mountain Lakes 
(JD). 


 Two BALD EAGLES were seen on August 14 at the Kirby Park Natural Area (SG).

 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 10 OSPREY, 8 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN 
HARRIER, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 48 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 4 
RED-TAILED HAWKS, 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between August 21 
and 26 (LG). One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER also was observed on August 26 (LG). 


 TIOGA COUNTY:
 One BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and 1 MARSH WREN were seen on August 23 at the 
lower end of Hill Creek (LS). 


 Two MARSH WRENS were calling from the north end of The Muck on August 24 (LS).

 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: Tony Arnold (TA), Don 
Billet (DBi), David Brown (DB), Robert Blye (RB), Bruce Carl (BC), Lou 
Carpenter (LC), Ed Chubb (EC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MCo), Mary Creager 
(MC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Tom Dick (TD), Ron Freed (RF), Ian Gardner (IG), 
Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Sandra Goodwin (SG), Bob Gorsuch 
(BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Lewis Grove (LG), Sid 
Hostetter (SH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Randy Miller (RM), Ted Nichols II (TN), 
Richard Pohner (RP), Jim Rocco (JR), Jim Smith (JS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Rob 
Stone (RS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Patricia 
Williams (PW), Richard Williams (RW) and Martin Wilson (MW). 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: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (27 Aug 2014) 10 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:08:45 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             29             29
BE                           1             61             61
NH                           0              4              4
SS                           0             11             11
CH                           0             12             12
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                           3            165            165
RT                           2             64             64
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           3             19             19
ML                           0              1              1
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           1              4              4

Total:                      10            374            374
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Dave Grove, Deb Gingrich, Gene Wagner

Visitors:
CHSW - 7
Hummers - 9
Monarchs - 4
Visitors - 5


Weather:
Hazy, hot, and humid day with little breeze.

Raptor Observations:
First bird - AK 8:30
Last bird -  AK 1:42
BE Ad 12:46

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: Conjunctivitis
From: Sue Hannon <sbhannon AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:15:48 -0400
One of the female juvenile cardinals I've been enjoying watching appears to 
have developed conjunctivitis in her right eye. I thought this was something 
only finches were susceptible to. If I could catch her and get her to rehabber 
is it treatable? 
Subject: Semipalmated Plover - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:54:31 -0400
This morning I was at the Imperial Grasslands main pond and had a Semipalmated 
Plover fly in calling over the pond but it did not land and it moved on 


Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: Olive-sided Flyactcher, Game Lands 166, Blair Co
From: Michael David <michaeltdavid AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:15:44 -0400
Hi All,

I had an Olive-sided Flycatcher this morning in State Game Lands 166. It
was in the dead trees in the wetland area which is 3+ miles down the gated
road. This is a first ebird record for Blair.

Warblers included 2 Prairie, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white,
Ovenbird, and Common Yelowthroat.

Best,

Michael David
Blair Co.
Subject: Lebanon County Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0400
I was at the Reistville ponds today.

I checked Reistville Rd. first and did not see the swan or Semipalmated
Plovers today.

The farmer was mowing again today.

At Fox Rd. Bruce Carl while I was there.

No Short-billed Dowitcher today.

Shorebirds were flying in and out while Bruce was there.

Highlights 

Great Egret-2

Semipalmated Sandpiper-1

Least Sandpiper- 8

Pectoral Sandpiper- 2

Then at Middle Creek WMA at the ponds near Sunnyside and Hopeland Road I had

2 female plumage Blue-winged Teal that were flushed by truck next to the
other pond.

This is on the Lebanon County side.

Many ducks flew west.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Aug 26, 2014
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:51:28 -0400
The slow flow of songbirds continued.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, US-PA
> Aug 26, 2014 6:15 AM - 5:00 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Arlene Koch, Holly Merker, Mary Jane McMillan assisted with 
> count. Clear, warm, light WSW winds.
> 59 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose  3
> Black Vulture  2
> Turkey Vulture  X
> Osprey  2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
> Bald Eagle  1
> Red-shouldered Hawk  1
> Broad-winged Hawk  7
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
> Mourning Dove  2
> Chimney Swift  10
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  35     Peak of fall migration for this species 
> is late Aug.
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Hairy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  8
> Pileated Woodpecker  4
> American Kestrel  2
> Peregrine Falcon  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  1     Yellow belly including undertail coverts, 
> grayish yellow flanks, yellow eye ring, greenish yellow back, pale yellow 
> wingbars, yellow lower mandible all clearly visible at 15 ft. Gave brief 
> pewee type call. Regular migrant in small numbers here in early fall.
> Least Flycatcher  1
> Eastern Phoebe  2
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> Warbling Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  14
> Blue Jay  20
> American Crow  2
> Fish Crow  1
> Tree Swallow  4
> Barn Swallow  18
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee  4
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch  2     Both well seen and heard.
> White-breasted Nuthatch  2
> Carolina Wren  1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
> Wood Thrush  1
> American Robin  12
> Gray Catbird  4
> Cedar Waxwing  164     One of the most abundant passerine migrants at Hawk 
> Mt.
> Ovenbird  3
> Worm-eating Warbler  1
> Blue-winged Warbler  1
> Black-and-white Warbler  3
> Cape May Warbler  1
> Northern Parula  1
> Magnolia Warbler  1
> Blackburnian Warbler  4
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  5
> Black-throated Blue Warbler  9     Common warbler migrant here.
> Black-throated Green Warbler  9     Most common warbler migrant here.
> Eastern Towhee  1
> Scarlet Tanager  21     Common early season migrant here.
> Northern Cardinal  1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  4
> Bobolink  5
> Red-winged Blackbird  77
> Baltimore Oriole  4
> American Goldfinch  11
> passerine sp.  18
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19584454
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (26 Aug 2014) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:08:02 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       1              5              5
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Mike Coll, Tom Bush

Observers:        Bob Kelly

Visitors:
Richard Rex, Marlise Wise


Weather:
Warm with light NE winds in the morning, shifting to E winds by afternoon,
3-5 mph. Temperatures 77-90 degrees Fahrenheit.


Raptor Observations:
Barely a hint of migration 

Local Red-taileds, Cooper's Hawks, and vultures noted.



Non-raptor Observations:
A flock of 32 Double-crested Cormorants was recorded at 10:40am

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Harrison Hills sightings - Allegheny County
From: Stephen Gosser <smgosser AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:06:31 -0400
This afternoon I took a look around Harrison Hills park and got some migrants 
moving through. Below is a list of some of the highlights. 


Broad-winged Hawk 3
Blackburnian warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided warbler 2
Black and white warbler 2
American redstart 2
Hooded warbler 1
Blue-winged warbler 1
White-eyed vireo 1
Red-eyed vireo - many
Yellow-billed cuckoo 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Eastern wood pewee 2

Steve Gosser
New Kensington, PA

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (26 Aug 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:08:14 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4              4
Bald Eagle                   1              6              6
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            3             33             33
Red-tailed Hawk              0             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                       4             65             65
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox

Observers:        

Visitors:
Steve Walthious,Joan Renninger & Steve Rannals


Weather:
Clear blue skies throughout the count. Wind from the SW 0-3. Temp range
13-28C

Raptor Observations:
Adult Bald  AT  11:19

Non-raptor Observations:
Good crop of warblers,swift and swallows moving early.

Predictions:
Much like today with higher temps.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (26 Aug 2014) 58 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:08:14 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           3              6              6
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             10             10
BE                           2             16             16
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           5             48             48
CH                           1             11             11
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           1              4              4
BW                          30            266            266
RT                          12             59             59
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           4             21             21
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              1              1
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              1              1
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      58            447            447
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        Ed Gowarty,Jr., Jack Julian, Sally Dick

Visitors:
Ed Gowarty Jr., Sally Dick, John Sedewar, Jack mJulian


Weather:
Light SSE winds, Average temp. 22c, Cloud cover 0 to 10%
Visibility clear up to 4okm

Raptor Observations:
58 Raptors counted. Adult Bald eagles at 1:30, 1:38

Non-raptor Observations:
9 Monarch butterflies, Tiger and Black Swallowtails, 
Fritillaries, Yellow Sulphers, Cabbage Whites, Mourning 
Cloak, Red Spotted Purples.

Wood thrush, Turkeys, Waxwings, Ravens, Chimney Swifts, Tree Swallows,
Robins, Pigeon, 7 Hummingbirds

Predictions:
clear with slight chance of showers , temp in 70's
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (25 Aug 2014) 125 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:08:54 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           1              3              3
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           4             10             10
BE                           5             14             14
NH                           1              2              2
SS                          23             43             43
CH                           1             10             10
NG                           0              1              1
RS                           0              3              3
BW                          61            236            236
RT                          16             47             47
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                          12             17             17
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           1              1              1
UA                           0              1              1
UB                           0              1              1
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                     125            389            389
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Ed Gowarty, Hope King, Karen Jackson, Nancy Ott

Visitors:
Karen Jackson, Hope King, Nancy Ott, Jim McDannell,
sally Dick, Ed Gowarty, Dick Akers, Jack Julian


Weather:
Light winds out of the SE  Cloud cover 10 to 100%
Visibility 5 to 10km

Raptor Observations:
125 Raptors counted.
Bald Eagles: sub. adult-12:10
            Adult. 2:35, 3:55, 4:05, 4:08

Non-raptor Observations:
4 Hummingbirds, 5 Monarch butterflies
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (26 Aug 2014) 14 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:08:45 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       2             27             27
Bald Eagle                   0             20             20
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0             16             16
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            7             98             98
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              8              8
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             17             17
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             1              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              3              3

Total:                      14            212            212
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:15:00 
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Arlene Koch, Rudy Keller

Weather:
WSW wind, clear, warm, 

Raptor Observations:
an immature eagle came in but later returned

Non-raptor Observations:
yellow-bellied flycatcher, least flycatcher, 35 hummingbirds,  11 sp of
warbler. 21 tanagers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (26 Aug 2014) 30 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:08:17 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             31             31
Turkey Vulture              11             92             92
Osprey                       1             15             15
Bald Eagle                   0             35             35
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              9              9
Cooper's Hawk                1              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk           14             94             94
Red-tailed Hawk              0             21             21
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              7              7
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             21             21

Total:                      30            338            338
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dan Kunkle

Visitors:
American Chestnut counters and a few hikers


Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 73F, Wind 1-2 mph N, Cloud Cover 20%

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Pine Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Barn Swallow, Tiger
Swallowtail, Blue Jay, Red-eyed Vireo, Tree Swallow, Northern Flicker,
Eastern Wood-Peewee, 
Pileated Woodpecker, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Mourning
Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, Chipmunk


Predictions:
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Patchy fog before
9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming west
5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: A sad farewell for Raptor Trust founder - New Jersey Hills Media Group: Echoes Sentinel News
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:38:34 -0400
http://newjerseyhills.com/echoes-sentinel/news/a-sad-farewell-for-raptor-trust-founder/article_82d9a05c-f6f2-11e3-9661-001a4bcf887a.html 


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Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (26 Aug 2014) 15 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:08:55 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           0             29             29
BE                           2             60             60
NH                           1              4              4
SS                           0             11             11
CH                           0             12             12
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                           7            162            162
RT                           2             62             62
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           1              1              1
AK                           2             16             16
ML                           0              1              1
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              2              2
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              3              3

Total:                      15            364            364
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Gene Wagner,
                  Keith Gingrich, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Weather:
Fair skies and light variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 10:35
BE 4Yr 10:30
GE Sub 9:38 (first GE of season, preceded by a large kettle of panicked
TVs)

First bird - BW 9:10
Last bird - BW 11:51

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 61
Hummers - 2
GBHE
RBNU
YBCU
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: BT Blue in East Mt Airy Philly
From: Cliff Hence <0000003a3f542467-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:14:31 -0400
We had a male Black-throated Blue Warbler come through our property 
located in the East Mt. Airy Section Philadelphia this morning. 
Unfortunately he didn't stay long. Checked out the hackberry tree and 
the red oak and then disappeared.
Nice bird for our first migrant warbler.

Cliff Hence
Phila. Pa.
Subject: Lebanon County Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:33:53 -0400
I was at Reistville ponds and my first stop was along Reistville Road.

No Swan today.

I had a Cooper's Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk pass over the pond.

Shorebirds flushed and landed in the mowed pond.

I saw 4 Semipalmated Plovers with 4 peeps with 8 Killdeer.

Then I had a Common Raven calling and flying east.

That is a first for me for there.

Then at Fox Road and at the Amish pond across Prescott Road I had these high
lights.

The Short-billed Dowitcher  is still there. It is an immature from
yesterday.

With all the noisy trucks going to the quarry it was at Fox Rd. first, then
the one west 100 yards.

Then at 1 pm it was feeding Amish pond when I left.

Good Luck,

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 
Subject: Osprey- Ohiopyle SP-Fayette County
From: gg <0000003c44b29004-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:46:57 -0700
While stopped on our bikes on the bridge near Ferncliff Peninsula on Sunday, we 
watched an Osprey circle overhead. We also saw a large group of Chimney Swifts 
(conservative count of 50), some Northern Rough-winged Swallows and Tree 
Swallows. 




Gigi Gerben & Luke
Washington County
Subject: SORA - Wingfield Pines, Allegheny Co.
From: James Hausman III <englishhaus AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:32:38 -0400
Hello All, 

On Sunday, I took my two boys over to Wingfield Pines in Allegheny Co., and 
while we didnt see anything rare or out-of-the-ordinary, we certainly heard 
something strange! We were in the reedy area (4020'32.3"N 8006'35.4W) near 
the walking stones that cross a back area of the marsh and at 11:18 AM heard a 
loud (very close), rising, two-note ker-WEE call. The boys immediately asked, 
What was that, dad? to which I had no immediate reply. However, after doing 
some research of my own notes and various marsh birds, I am confident that we 
heard a SORA despite this only being my second encounter with this species. I 
tried stopping by the area again this morning around 6 AM before work, but did 
not hear the call. Anyone visiting the land trust may want to keep an ear alert 
for this bird. 


Cheers, 
Jim Hausman
Allegheny Co.
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 19 August 2014 (two weeks)
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:04:46 -0400
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE08.19.14TWOWEEKS

Highlights:
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (possible, Mercer County)
CASPIAN TERN
COMMON TERN
BLACK TERN (Crawford and Erie Counties)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
BLACK-BACKED GULL SP. (Erie County)
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Erie County)
RUDDY TURNSTONE (Erie County)
STILT SANDPIPER (Erie County)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Erie County)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Crawford County)
SANDERLING
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Somerset County)
WILLET (Erie and Somerset Counties)
WHIMBREL (Erie County)
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Allegheny County)
WILSON'S PHALAROPE (Crawford County)
BANK SWALLOW
MARSH WREN

Contributors: Cathy Brown, Paul Brown, Shawn Collins, Lauren Conkle, Amy 
Henrici, Dave Inman, Matt Juskowich, Geoff Malosh, Andy McGann, Jerry 
McWilliams, Steve Sanford, Randy Stringer, Shannon Thompson, Marjorie Van 
Tassel, Mark Vass. 


Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 4 August 2014 through Monday, 19 August 2014 (TWO WEEKS)

**This report is distributed by e-mail only. Compiler is not responsible for 
errors on websites who reproduce/reprint these reports. If you would like to 
receive western PA RBAs, contact AMYTARACIDO AT  YAHOO.COM 


Transcript-

PLEASE NOTE: SPOTTED SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 
LEAST SANDPIPER, HERRING GULL, BROAD-WINGED HAWK, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT 
continue to be reported. 


ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 8/8 at Wingfield Pines, GREAT EGRET (MJ); on 8/18, 1 MARSH WREN, 1 
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO (ST). 


In O'Hara Township on 8/11, 3 BONAPARTE'S GULLS and others (PB).

On 8/11 at the Bald Knob pond, 3 flyover SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS (GM); on 8/17 
at the Imperial Grasslands main pond, 3 flyover LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 BANK 
SWALLOWS (MVas). 



ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

On 8/16 over the Kiskiminetas River, 1 BALD EAGLE (MVan).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 8/16 at Moraine State Park, 1 COMMON LOON (MVas).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

On 8/9 at the Linesville Fish Hatchery, 3 GREAT EGRETS (MVas).

On 8/13 at Geneva Marsh, 1 BLACK TERN (SC).

In Pymatuning on 8/15, 1 REDHEAD, 1 RUDDY DUCK (MVas).

At Tamarack Lake on 8/18, 1 WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (SC).


ERIE COUNTY:

On 8/5 at Presque Isle State Park, 2 WHIMBRELS; on 8/7 and 8/8, 1 WHIMBREL 
(JM); on 8/12, sightings included 9 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 12 SEMIPALMATED 
PLOVERS, 15 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 WILLETS, 35 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 WHIMBREL, 3 
RUDDY TURNSTONES, 4 STILT SANDPIPERS, 21 SANDERLINGS, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 3 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 4 BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 16 CASPIAN TERNS, 1 NORTHERN 
HARRIER, 2 BALD EAGLES, 2 MERLINS (ST), 1 additional WHIMBREL (JM); on 8/16, 1 
BLACK TERN, 3 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS (JM); on 8/18, 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 2 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, BLACK-BACKED GULL SP., BONAPARTE'S GULL, COMMON TERN, 
and others (AH). 



LAWRENCE COUNTY:

On 8/10 at the marsh on Copper Road, 4 SANDHILL CRANES (MVas).


MERCER COUNTY:

On 8/6 at the Shenango Lake Propagation Area, sightings included 1 GREATER 
YELLOWLEGS, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS (SS). 


In Mercer on 8/8, 1 DARK-EYED JUNCO (rare for season) (RS); on 8/14, 1 possible 
flyover SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (DI). 


On 8/11 at the Shenango Lake area, 2 CASPIAN TERNS; on 8/13, 5 BLUE-WINGED TEAL 
(SS). 



SOMERSET COUNTY:

At Somerset Lake on 8/14, 1 WILLET (AM); on 8/19, 1 (WESTERN) WILLET; also this 
week, 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS (AM). 



WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At Boone Reservoir on 8/8, 1 NORTHERN BOBWHITE (reported to LC).

On 8/9 in Washington, 1 NORTHERN BOBWHITE (reported to LC).

On 8/12 near Burgettstown, 1 BALD EAGLE (CB).

At Canonsburg Lake on 8/19, 1 GREAT EGRET (ST).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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AMYTARACIDO AT  YAHOO.COM

Thank you to all the contributors. 		 	   		  
Subject: Snyder/Northumberland County Black-crowned Night-heron
From: Jason Weller <fishingdude20 AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:59:09 -0400
I visited the Fabridam again this morning and the 2 adult and the juvenile 
Black-crowned Night-herons were again present along the concrete walk to the 
dam. They are located along the Selinsgrove side access. I would assume angling 
pressure probably forces them into the backwater below the dam during the day. 


Jason Weller
Selinsgrove, PA
 		 	   		  
Subject: Passenger pigeon origami
From: Jennifer Dzimiela <jdzimiela AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:36:13 -0400
Not sure if this has been shared already but it's a fun, interesting little
project.
http://foldtheflock.org/
Jenny Martin
Media, PA
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (25 Aug 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:08:07 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   4              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       4              4              4
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Bob Kelly

Observers:        Bill Cranny

Visitors:
Today marked the first day of our 2014 counting season! 
Volunteer counters will be covering the site daily, 9-4pm until late
November.
Please stop by to visit and help us scan the skies! Extra help is always
very much appreciated, and welcomed, even if you don't know your raptors in
flight. The more eyes, the better! 


Weather:
Abundant sunshine with few clouds. Winds N/NW in the morning, shifting to
ENE/ESE by the afternoon. Temperatures ranged 72-84 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:
A few migrant Bald Eagles were spotted. One Bald Eagle was not counted
since it headed N and out of view. 

Non-raptor Observations:
One Monarch

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest
around 5 mph in the afternoon.--USWX
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Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Aug 25, 2014
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:21:42 -0400
Migrants are trickling through here as in other parts of PA.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, US-PA
> Aug 25, 2014 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Clear, calm, 60's-70'sF.
> 36 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mourning Dove  1
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
> Pileated Woodpecker  3
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
> Eastern Phoebe  2
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1
> Yellow-throated Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  7
> Blue Jay  20
> American Crow  1
> Barn Swallow  1
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee  4
> Red-breasted Nuthatch  1     Common and regular migrant here; first record 
> this fall. Heard and then seen flying by.
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
> Hermit Thrush  1
> Wood Thrush  3
> American Robin  2
> Gray Catbird  4
> Cedar Waxwing  30
> Ovenbird  3
> Black-and-white Warbler  1
> American Redstart  1
> Cape May Warbler  2     Early migrants of a species common here in fall.
> Blackburnian Warbler  3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  5
> Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
> Black-throated Green Warbler  1
> Eastern Towhee  1
> Scarlet Tanager  16     Common migrant early in the season.
> Northern Cardinal  2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
> Bobolink  6     Flyovers.
> Common Grackle  1
> Baltimore Oriole  6
> American Goldfinch  10
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19573726
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: Berks Co. Warblers
From: EBarrell123 <ebarrell123 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:59:04 +0000
While sitting on our back deck this evening there was a good movement of 
warblers. 


Black and White.....3 

Worm-eating Warbler...1 

Magnolia Warbler....1 

Chestnut-sided Warbler...2 

Hooded Warbler......1, male...first yard sighting 

Canada Warbler....1,male 

American Redstart....1,male 

Ed Barrell 
Leesport 
Berks Co 
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (25 Aug 2014) 14 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:08:53 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              4              4
Bald Eagle                   1              5              5
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              3              3
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            9             30             30
Red-tailed Hawk              2             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              6              6
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              3              3

Total:                      14             61             61
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Morris Cox, Richard Pohner

Observers:        Morris Cox

Visitors:
two


Weather:
Warm with winds variable ending west. Partly cloudy. Temp range 16-24C

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle at 11:45 (unaged)

Non-raptor Observations:
Few warblers with one Scarlet Tanager (F).
Monarchs=1
Dragonfly=12

Predictions:
Warm with little cloud cover. Winds from WSW.
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Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (25 Aug 2014) 36 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:08:12 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                4             28             28
Turkey Vulture              14             81             81
Osprey                       0             14             14
Bald Eagle                   4             35             35
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              9              9
Cooper's Hawk                1              8              8
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            5             80             80
Red-tailed Hawk              3             21             21
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              7              7
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             21             21

Total:                      36            308            308
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        

Weather:
Visibility 20 miles, Temp 70F, Wind 0-1 mph N, Cloud Cover 5%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle: 1142a,1146i,1146a,1150a

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2, Hummingbird(7), Scarlet Tanager, Palm Warbler, American Robin,
Blue Jay, American Crow, Pileated Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift,
Red-eyed Vireo, American Goldfinch, Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush
Swallowtail




Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the
afternoon.
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Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org