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18 Sep Warblers Custards, Crawford County [Shawn Collins ]
18 Sep Washington County "visiting" warblers [Pat Hutcheson ]
18 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep eBird -- Frick Park -- Sep 18, 2014 ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
18 Sep Re: HB1576 is off the table again ["kvanfleet AT pa.net" ]
17 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2014) 110 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep Wed, Birding Group - State Game Lands 156--Dead End Rd., Sep 17, 2014 [Barbara Hunsberger ]
17 Sep Fall Birdseed sale [Susan Strassner ]
17 Sep Allegheny Cnty - Boyce Mayview [Bill Zinn ]
17 Sep Appalachian Audubon September Program [Susan Strassner ]
17 Sep Re: HB1576 is off the table again [grant stevenson ]
17 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Sep 17, 2014 [Rudolph Keller ]
17 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (17 Sep 2014) 73 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep Future of Montour Preserve, Montour County [David Brown ]
17 Sep Washington County Warblers ["g. g" ]
17 Sep Pilrated Woodpecker [Herb Flavell ]
17 Sep HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Sep 2014) 101 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep HSR: Allegheny Front (17 Sep 2014) 185 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep HSR: Waggoner's Gap (17 Sep 2014) 182 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep A. White Pelican & shorebirds, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Mike Epler ]
17 Sep Central PA Birdline for 9.18.2014 [Mark Mcconaughy ]
17 Sep Imperial Main Pond & other Allegheny County [ ]
17 Sep Directions Correction: Frick Park 9/20 3RBC Outing, Allegheny County [ ]
17 Sep Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Philly Vireo [ ]
17 Sep Fwd: Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 17, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
17 Sep Fwd: FYI Hawks and Hiking Day Sat. Sept 20 on Peters Mountain WV [Dallas DiLeo ]
17 Sep White Pelican, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County [Mike ]
17 Sep Lebanon County birds [Windstream Mail ]
17 Sep RBA western Pennsylvania, 2 September 2014 (two weeks) [Amy Taracido ]
17 Sep Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 17, 2014 [Jerry McWilliams ]
17 Sep Phil. Vireo & Warblers, Frick Park, Pitssburgh, Allegheny County ["Daniel E. Weeks" ]
17 Sep Bucks County Selasphorus update [William Keim ]
16 Sep Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 15, 2014 [Karyn Delaney ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (16 Sep 2014) 43 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (15 Sep 2014) 464 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (14 Sep 2014) 222 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Double-crested Cormorant-Washington County ["g. g" ]
16 Sep Imperial Grasslands-Allegheny County ["g. g" ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (13 Sep 2014) 103 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Waves of Warblers Raccoon Creek SP [Donna Collett ]
16 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (16 Sep 2014) 297 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (12 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (11 Sep 2014) 12 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Waggoner's Gap (16 Sep 2014) 1333 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Tuscarora Summit (10 Sep 2014) 17 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (16 Sep 2014) 350 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Sep 2014) 160 Raptors [Gregory William Grove ]
16 Sep HSR: Allegheny Front (16 Sep 2014) 711 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Common Mergansers & Pied-billed Grebe - Allegheny Co. [ ]
16 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (16 Sep 2014) 146 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Allegheny Front (15 Sep 2014) 184 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Sep 2014) 172 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: BroadwingSEPT - Pipersville (16 Sep 2014) 321 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Buff-breasted Sandpipers - Sod Farm - Lancaster Co. [Ted ]
16 Sep Re: HB1576 is off the table again [Rob Blye ]
16 Sep HB1576 is off the table again ["kvanfleet AT pa.net" ]
16 Sep Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 [LeRoy ]
16 Sep "McGee Marsh, It's All About the Birds" 9/19 at Wyncote Audubon, Plymoputh Meeting Pa. [Cliff Hence ]
16 Sep Lancaster and Lebanon County Birds [Windstream Mail ]
16 Sep Wildwood Lake Park - No LBHE [Ian Gardner ]
16 Sep 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 1 American Golden Plover at sod farms, Lancaster [ ]
16 Sep Frick Park, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh [ ]
16 Sep State Game Lands 246 [Ian Gardner ]
16 Sep Re: Broadwings [DAVID KOCH ]
16 Sep DVOC this Thursday Sep 18 - "Birding Down Under" with Rob Hynson [Steve Kacir ]
16 Sep Broadwings [Gary Robson ]
16 Sep Great Egret & Green-Winged Teal North Park Allegheny County [ ]
16 Sep Osprey-Washington County ["g. g" ]
16 Sep Selasphorus Hummingbird (Bucks Co) update [William Keim ]
16 Sep Hundreds of grackles, Pittsburgh, Allegheny ["Kate St.John" ]
15 Sep Bald Eagle State Park Shorebirds,Centre Co. [Chris Grecco ]
15 Sep HSR: Rose Tree Park (15 Sep 2014) 42 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Sep HSR: Bake Oven Knob (15 Sep 2014) 445 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Whiskered Tern at Cape May [Joseph Majdan ]
15 Sep Re: NJ - Whiskered Tern at Cape May [grant stevenson ]
15 Sep HSR: Second Mountain (15 Sep 2014) 476 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]

Subject: Warblers Custards, Crawford County
From: Shawn Collins <pabirder1974 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:33:50 -0400
I birded before work today for an hour around Custards and the game lands.
 I had 2 waves of warblers

3 Black Throated Green Warblers
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
4 Am Redstarts
7 ish Magnolias
2 Black and White Warblers
2 Red Eye Vireos
1 Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
1 Yellow Billed Cuckoo
2 Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Good Birding
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pghdjshawn/



Shawn Collins
Crawford County
Subject: Washington County "visiting" warblers
From: Pat Hutcheson <0000001a0b1f86e1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:15:51 -0400
The following warblers "visited" in East Finley Twp. Washington County Sept 
 12 thru Sept 15, 2014:
 
 
Nashville warbler
Magnolia warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Hooded Warbler
Bay-breasted warbler
Wilson's Warbler
 
Pat Hutcheson    Eat Finley Twp. Washington  County
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:09:37 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       8             42             47
Bald Eagle                   1             19             26
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12             74             77
Cooper's Hawk                1             16             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk           87           1064           1124
Red-tailed Hawk              4             29             43
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             2             14             20
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              4

Total:                     116           1362           1499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Ellis Blauch, Fred Habbeger, Gayle McKinne, Jay George,
                  Steve Walthius, Sue Cooper, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
10+ visitors including Sue & Gary Robson


Weather:
Temp's in the 50's early rising into the low 70's. Clear skies with winds
generally out of the north.


Raptor Observations:
Big Broad-winged flight failed to materialize but mid day brought a nice
variety including Peregrine in the 3 to 4 EDT hour and late day immature
Bald Eagle AT  5:01 EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-13; Scarlet Tanagers,Eastern Wood Peewee,Phoebe, CHSW's,resident
Red-Shouldered Hawk, Raven, local and migrating Hummer's; Metlife
Blimp AT 11:30 EDT south of Annville.

Predictions:
Same weather as today, everyone hopeful for a Broad-winged Hawk movement?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: eBird -- Frick Park -- Sep 18, 2014
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:04:07 -0400
This morning I saw a nice wave of warblers and a Philadelphia Vireo, which was 
briefly chased by a Redstart. Also saw a Black-billed Cuckoo eat a caterpillar. 


Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 18, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
1.5 miles
56 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide 
entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 8:02 AM. 
Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. 

1 Black-billed Cuckoo -- Ate a caterpillar. 
2 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Philadelphia Vireo -- Next to off leash area. Was chased by a redstart. 
2 Blue Jay
2 Carolina Chickadee -- Heard calling. 
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Carolina Wren
14 American Robin
3 Cedar Waxwing
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
3 American Redstart
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 House Sparrow
Subject: Re: HB1576 is off the table again
From: "kvanfleet AT pa.net" <kvanfleet@PA.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:18 -0400
Thanks Grant!

Quoting grant stevenson :

> Support scientists and nature lovers only on any species designation  
> committees!! Not bureaucrats or politicians looking to further their  
> careers!...PLEASE!! Contact your state reps.!
>
> Grant Stevenson
> Fountain Hill, Lehigh County
>
> On 9/16/2014 5:02 PM, kvanfleet AT pa.net wrote:
>> I Received this email today at 4:15 p.m.
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>> PYLE -  An Act providing a process for the designation of certain species.
>> PN 2133         Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES, June 24, 2013
>> PN 2647         Reported as amended from GAME AND FISHERIES, Nov. 13, 2013
>>              First consideration, Nov. 13, 2013
>>              Laid on the table, Nov. 13, 2013
>>              Removed from table, Jan. 14, 2014
>>              Laid on the table, Jan. 14, 2014
>>              Removed from table, Feb. 10, 2014
>>              Laid on the table, April 29, 2014
>>              Removed from table, April 29, 2014
>>              Laid on the table, June 23, 2014
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>> Laid on the table, Sept. 16, 2014
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Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (17 Sep 2014) 110 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:09:55 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                      10             77             81
Northern Harrier             0              7              9
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   2             45             50
Sharp-shinned Hawk          33            122            122
Cooper's Hawk                4             16             17
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              6              6
Broad-winged Hawk           54            756            757
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             31             31
Merlin                       1              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             10             10

Total:                     110           1082           1095
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Kelly, John Mercer

Observers:        Bill Cranny, Chuck Root, Gary Stolz, John D'Amico,
                  Judy Mayer, Mike Gallagher

Visitors:
Keith Symons, Mary Bleecker, Francis Keidel, Dennis McNight, Pat Bolger,
Elizabeth Haney


Weather:
A nice day with mild temperatures, and great hawkwatching clouds to fill
the sky. Light winds variable throughout the day, shifting from NE to WSW
to S. 

Raptor Observations:
Not the biggest bang for our buck on the Broad-wingeds for today's calendar
date. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk-2
Hummingbirds-4
COMMON RAVENS- Two in the distance (west). This is still considered a
fairly rare bird in this part of PA. One known nesting pair resides within
a few miles of our site. 

Monarch Butterflies-9


Predictions:
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest 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: Wed, Birding Group - State Game Lands 156--Dead End Rd., Sep 17, 2014
From: Barbara Hunsberger <phunsberger AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:24:06 -0400
State Game Lands 156--Dead End Rd., Lancaster, US-PA Sep 17, 2014 7:00 AM - 
11:00 AM 

Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Steve Rannals leader, 58 degrees starting temp., only 2 flocks of 
warblers viewed 

32 species

Canada Goose  12
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Chimney Swift  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  20
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  8
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  3
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  6
European Starling  13
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Magnolia Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  4
White-throated Sparrow  1     viewed by group
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  2
American Goldfinch  2
Subject: Fall Birdseed sale
From: Susan Strassner <00000032ef6dddf8-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:05:55 -0400
Fall Birdseed Sale

 

Appalachian Audubon Society will sponsor its annual birdseed sale on Friday, 
September 26th from 3pm—8pm and Saturday September 27th from 9am – 2pm at the 
side entrance of Boscov’s in the Camp Hill Shopping Center. Seed selections and 
preorder information are available on our website www.appalachianaudubon.org. 
Additional seed will be available on sale days for those who have not 
preordered and a variety of bird feeders will also be offered at the sale. 
Proceeds from this event benefit Appalachian Audubon conservation and education 
activities. Please check the website for more information and a schedule of all 
activities which open to the public. 


NOTE: Mail in orders must be received by Friday, September 19th and online 
Pre-Orders must be placed by Saturday, September 20th. 


We hope to see you at the sale.
Subject: Allegheny Cnty - Boyce Mayview
From: Bill Zinn <wgzinn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:59:13 -0400
While hiking at Boyce Mayview Park we found a piece of currency.  If you
think you lost this money on Wed., contact me via e-mail.

wgzinn AT gmail.com

 

Bill Z.
Subject: Appalachian Audubon September Program
From: Susan Strassner <00000032ef6dddf8-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:57:41 -0400
Appalachian Audubon will be presenting “WHEN BIRDS BECOME VAGRANTS” on 
September 18th, 2014 at 7:00 PM. 


 

When most people hear the word “vagrant” they think of an undesirable person 
who has shown up in their neighborhood. However, to birders the sighting of a 
vagrant creates a flurry of excitement: phone calls are made, emails go out on 
bird lists, and impromptu road trips are arranged. 


Howard Eskin’s photographs are well known to those who follow the PA Bird List. 
He will share photos of vagrants (or extralimitals) that have appeared in the 
tri-state area and discuss several current theories as to what causes these 
birds to wander. 


 

Refreshments and social time start at 7:00pm. A brief meeting begins at 7:30, 
with the program to follow. 


 

Appalachian Audubon meetings and field trips are free and open to the public. 
Please check our website at: http://www.appalachianaudubon.org for details on 
all field trips and directions to the meetings at Christ Presbyterian Church 
located at 421 Deerfield Road, Camp Hill (in the Allendale development). 
Subject: Re: HB1576 is off the table again
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:11:25 -0400
Support scientists and nature lovers only on any species designation 
committees!! Not bureaucrats or politicians looking to further their 
careers!...PLEASE!! Contact your state reps.!

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

On 9/16/2014 5:02 PM, kvanfleet AT pa.net wrote:
> I Received this email today at 4:15 p.m.
>
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>
> Updates for: HB1576
>
> Legislative Actions  New Action
> HB 1576
>
> View Text
> View Memo
> PYLE -  An Act providing a process for the designation of certain species.
> PN 2133         Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES, June 24, 2013
> PN 2647         Reported as amended from GAME AND FISHERIES, Nov. 13, 2013
>               First consideration, Nov. 13, 2013
>               Laid on the table, Nov. 13, 2013
>               Removed from table, Jan. 14, 2014
>               Laid on the table, Jan. 14, 2014
>               Removed from table, Feb. 10, 2014
>               Laid on the table, April 29, 2014
>               Removed from table, April 29, 2014
>               Laid on the table, June 23, 2014
>               Removed from table, June 23, 2014
> Laid on the table, Sept. 16, 2014
>   Removed from table, Sept. 16, 2014
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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (17 Sep 2014) 116 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:09:10 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       8             42             47
Bald Eagle                   1             19             26
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12             74             77
Cooper's Hawk                1             16             21
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk           87           1064           1124
Red-tailed Hawk              3             28             42
Rough-legged Hawk            1              1              1
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             2             14             20
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              4

Total:                     116           1362           1499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Ed Chubb

Observers:        Ellis Blauch, Fred Habbeger, Gayle McKinne, Jay George,
                  Steve Walthius, Sue Cooper, Tom McKinne, Tom Power

Visitors:
10+ visitors including Sue & Gary Robson


Weather:
Temp's in the 50's early rising into the low 70's. Clear skies with winds
generally out of the north.


Raptor Observations:
Big Broad-winged flight failed to materialize but mid day brought a nice
variety including Peregrine in the 3 to 4 EDT hour and late day immature
Bald Eagle AT  5:01 EDT.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs-13; Scarlet Tanagers,Eastern Wood Peewee,Phoebe, CHSW's,resident
Red-Shouldered Hawk, Raven, local and migrating Hummer's; Metlife
Blimp AT 11:30 EDT south of Annville.

Predictions:
Same weather as today, everyone hopeful for a Broad-winged Hawk movement?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Sep 17, 2014
From: Rudolph Keller <rckeller AT DEJAZZD.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:58:07 -0400
Under clear, calm, notably peaceful conditions at South Lookout, I listened 
to 530 nocturnal flight calls of passing birds from 6:00-6:20 a.m. while 
watching the sickle moon and morning star fade in the reddening sky. Calls 
were high and faint at first, then lower and louder as birds descended from 
their night flight. Most were of Swainson's and Wood Thrushes, with a few 
Gray-cheeked Thrushes chiming in. At North Lookout after daybreak, the 
raptor flight was slow, but there was a decent morning warbler flight.


> Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--North Lookout, Schuylkill, US-PA
> Sep 17, 2014 6:45 AM - 1:45 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     Clear, very light NW winds.
> 47 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Black Vulture  4
> Turkey Vulture  10
> Osprey  2
> Sharp-shinned Hawk  6
> Broad-winged Hawk  12
> Red-tailed Hawk  1
> Mourning Dove  2
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
> Chimney Swift  2
> Downy Woodpecker  1
> Hairy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
> Pileated Woodpecker  4
> American Kestrel  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Warbling Vireo  1
> Philadelphia Vireo  3     Regular Sept. migrant here.
> Red-eyed Vireo  5
> Blue Jay  30
> American Crow  2
> Common Raven  2
> Tree Swallow  13
> Black-capped Chickadee  1
> Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee  9
> Tufted Titmouse  2
> White-breasted Nuthatch  1
> Carolina Wren  2
> Swainson's Thrush  2
> Wood Thrush  2
> Gray Catbird  4
> Cedar Waxwing  30
> Tennessee Warbler  10
> Nashville Warbler  4
> Cape May Warbler  7
> Northern Parula  6
> Bay-breasted Warbler  1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
> Blackpoll Warbler  4
> Black-throated Blue Warbler  5
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
> Black-throated Green Warbler  26
> Eastern Towhee  1
> Scarlet Tanager  8
> Northern Cardinal  2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak  5
> Purple Finch  4     All appeared to be juv. in female type plumage. One 
> sang briefly.
> American Goldfinch  11
> passerine sp.  10
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19861494
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/pa)
>
Rudy Keller
Boyertown, PA
Berks County 
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (17 Sep 2014) 73 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:09:55 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             55            101
Turkey Vulture              12            164            294
Osprey                       2            141            190
Bald Eagle                   0             61            108
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          16            181            197
Cooper's Hawk                0             17             26
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              6
Broad-winged Hawk           33           1808           1967
Red-tailed Hawk              1             52             77
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             1             18             29
Merlin                       1             21             26
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               5             50             77

Total:                      73           2581           3109
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Barb Egerton, Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, Rich Rehrig

Visitors:
Additional Observers: Ron Hillegass, John Wasilowsky
Others:Ken Relf, Diane Allison


Weather:
Visibility 7 miles-unlimited, Temp 58-72F, Wind 0-1 mph E,SE, Cloud Cover
5-40%

Raptor Observations:
Few raptors today; most were flying high. Some possible eagle sightings but
too distant for positive identification.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(15), Monarch(3), Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied
Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Carolina Wren, Pigeon, Mourning Dove,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay

Predictions:
Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm
wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Future of Montour Preserve, Montour County
From: David Brown <davidebrownpa AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:51:46 -0400
PPL's Montour Preserve is one of the best birding spots in Montour County.
Their October newsletter came out today and included the following
information:

"For over four decades Montour Preserve has served local communities
providing quality recreation, education and stewardship of natural
resources. Some of that is about to change. PPL is going through a major
transition over the next few months. Its generation plants will join with
another company's generation to create a new generation company, Talen
Electric.

Montour Preserve is directly linked to the Montour power plant because of
Lake Chillisquaque which is used as a backup source of cooling water for
the plant. So as generation makes its transition, so will Montour Preserve.

What does this mean for our visitors? Beginning in 2015, educational
programs for the public, scouts, schools and special interest groups will
be suspended. December's newsletter will be the final issue. For now,
pavilion reservations will not be taken at least until the beginning of
2015. As far as we know the preserve will continue to be open for public
use."

This is especially sad news because one of their bird programs was the very
first bird walk I ever went to and was essentially my introduction to the
world of organized birding. Their programs get a pretty good crowd and are
always enjoyable. They normally hold a number of bird programs throughout
the year including bird walks through the woods, raptor watches, waterfowl
watches, Woodcock programs, etc.

We can only hope that getting rid of the educational programs isn't the
start of more bad news. It would be very sad to lose the preserve as a
place to hike, bird, kayak, etc. I'm wondering if it will mean the visitors
center will be closing too.

David Brown
Subject: Washington County Warblers
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:30:26 -0400
I only had 15 minutes to spare this morning but standing in one spot in the
woods of Peterswood Park yielded the following warblers:

Blackpoll
Magnolia
Black-throated Green
Black-and-White

Not bad for a quick check!

Gigi Gerben
Washington County






-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Pilrated Woodpecker
From: Herb Flavell <herb1013 AT EPIX.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:13:19 -0400
Today as I sat on the couch waiting. Waiting for my always late daughter to get 
ready to drive me to Scranton to have a new pacemaker installed. I saw movement 
in the dead Scotch Pine by my front window, where Mr Cardinal used to peek in. 
It was big but I could not tell what it was. I got my camera and walked to the 
window to see a big Pileated Wood Pecker. He jumped around from here to there 
and back for 10 minutes while I took his picture. I’ll post the pictures to 
Facebook tomorrow. He is my first as far as pictures of one. 

Herb Flavell. Gods Knob, Milk Can Corners, Susquehanna County.
Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (17 Sep 2014) 101 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:09:03 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             51             56
Turkey Vulture               0             26             27
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                       7            180            235
Bald Eagle                   0             73            101
Northern Harrier             1             13             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk           9            178            204
Cooper's Hawk                1             34             48
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk           79           3136           3324
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2             54             84
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              4             13
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             72            104
Merlin                       0             32             34
Peregrine Falcon             0             11             17
Unknown Falcon               0              5              5
Unknown Raptor               1              9             15

Total:                     101           3884           4294
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:45:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Bob Davidheiser, Jason Deeter, Rudy Keller

Weather:
Partly cloudy, light NW to variable winds, 

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
some warblers in morning, swainsons thrush and others.  more than 200 cedar
waxwings
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (17 Sep 2014) 185 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:09:36 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           4             27             35
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           3             43             58
BE                           1             49             69
NH                           0              6              8
SS                          12             71            130
CH                           3             25             38
NG                           0              0              1
RS                           0              5              9
BW                         148           3371           3699
RT                           6            135            251
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           1             12             43
ML                           1              3              3
PG                           0              0              2
UA                           0              0              1
UB                           1              4              5
UF                           0              0              1
UE                           0              1              1
UR                           5             14             18

Total:                     185           3768           4374
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Rosemary McGlynn

Observers:        Ed Gowarty, Ed Gowarty,Jr., George Wiley, Jack Julian,
                  Janet Kuehl, Karen Jackson, Nancy Ott, Ron Rovansek,
                  Sally Dick, Tom Dick

Visitors:
several visitors and counters who all contributed to the count. Their help
spotting was greatly appreciated as the birds drifted in & out of high
clouds much of the day.


Weather:
dry,sunny then partly cloudy with light SE winds all day( local forecast
was for SW winds)

Raptor Observations:
185 migrating raptors,mainly BWs. One distant BE of unknown age  AT  3:17EST.
Birds flew low early but became  mainly high & high/distant by afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
ravens,chimney swifts,jays,waxwings,& 22 monarchs

Predictions:
Dry,partly sunny with a prediction of light NW winds changing to NE Thurs.
night.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Rosemary McGlynn ()

Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (17 Sep 2014) 182 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:35 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           5            170            211
BE                           2            108            191
NH                           0             15             23
SS                          36            360            380
CH                           7             37             52
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              8
BW                         113           3481           3742
RT                           7             95            181
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           3             57             84
ML                           0             12             15
PG                           1              4              5
UA                           1              3              3
UB                           1              4              6
UF                           1              2              2
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           5             18             27

Total:                     182           4370           4931
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dave Grove, Keith Gingrich

Observers:        Carl Rojahn, Dave Grove, Dave Smith, Deb Gingrich,
                  Don Orris, Gene Wagner, Joe Kelly, Joe Lavella, Joe Yoder,
                  Keith Gingrich, Meredith Lombard, Pat Freed, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Lycoming Audubon -7; Dickinson College Environmental Studies class -20,
Andy Francis, Dave Kerr 8


Weather:
Mostly sunny morning with light northwest winds becoming variable.

Raptor Observations:
BE Juv 12:24
BE Ad 2:44
PG Ad 9:28

First bird -SS 7:33
Last bird - BW 3:49



Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers - 6
CHSW - 142
Monarchs - 60
CAGO -27
========================================================================
Report submitted by dave grove (waggap AT comcast.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: A. White Pelican & shorebirds, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
From: Mike Epler <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:27:52 -0400
I spent the morning at the Conejohela Flats. As I reported earlier, I had an 
American White Pelican. The bird was feeding upriver from Gull Island, around 
Big Island. It was still there when I left at 1:45. It is possible that it 
might be visible from the York County side of the river, either from Lake 
Clarke Marina or Wissler Run Park. 


Pelicans however were not my target birds today, shorebirds were. I had nine 
species including two Baird's Sandpipers, a White-rumped Sandpiper, and a 
Black-bellied Plover. 


Here is my complete checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19859333

I have been having some problems with Flickr, hopefully there is a picture of 
the pelican here: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/76205797 AT N03/15084457300/#

Mike Epler
Middletown, PA

 		 	   		  
Subject: Central PA Birdline for 9.18.2014
From: Mark Mcconaughy <timetraveler50 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:25:17 +0000
- RBA
 * Pennsylvania
 * Central Pennsylvania
 * September 18, 2014
 * PACE1409.18
 Bird Highlights
 SANDHILL CRANE (Lancaster Co.)
 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Centre & Lebanon Cos.)
 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Cumberland & Lebanon Cos.)
 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (Lancaster Co.)
 WESTERN SANDPIPER (Lebanon Co.)
 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (Lancaster Co.)
 - Transcript
 Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
 September 18, 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, September 18, 2014. 


 BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
 Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 7 BLACK VULTURES, 13 OSPREY, 18 
BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 21 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 9 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2919 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 52 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 4 AMERICAN 
KESTRELS and 2 MERLINS between September 11 and 16 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, 
BG). 


 CENTRE COUNTY:
 Up to 1 immature BALD EAGLE, 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 6 
SANDERLINGS and 1 LEAST SANDPIPER continue to be seen through September 16 at 
the swimming beach at Bald Eagle State Park (MSa, BC, KE, MR, JV, NBu, BSn, EH, 
DBr). 


 One BAIRD'S SANDPIPER continues to be seen through at least September 13 at 
Colyer Lake Recreation Area (BC, MSa, SB). SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER 
YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS and PECTORAL SANDPIPER were present on September 
15 (CGr). 


 The Jo Hays Vista part of Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch yielded 3 OSPREY, 9 BALD 
EAGLES, 2 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 491 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 8 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 
AMERICAN KESTREL and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between September 13 and 15 (CW, CG, 
MR). 


 One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed on September 13 in State Game Lands 
176 - Toftrees (JDu). 


 One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen on September 13 along Winesap Drive in Port 
Matilda (PW). 


 One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was banded on September 15 at the banding 
station at the Arboretum at Penn State (NK). One SWAINSON'S THRUSH and 1 
MOURNING WARBLER were banded on September 17 (NK). 


 Two YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS were seen on September 16 at Scotia Barrens 
(WL, BC, DBr). 


 CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
 Waggoner Gap reported counting 93 OSPREY, 64 BALD EAGLES, 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 
215 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 18 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 2969 
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 38 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 27 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 6 MERLINS and 2 
PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 11 and 16 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH). 


 Five AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen on September 13 along Mud Level Road 
(VG). 


 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPERS, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and PECTORAL 
SANDPIPER were observed on September 13 at the Stoughstown Road pond (VG). 


 DAUPHIN COUNTY:
 One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON continues to be seen through at least September 
11 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (EB). Two GREATER YELLOWLEGS 11 
LESSER YELLOWLEGS and 14 LEAST SANDPIPERS were present on September 16, but the 
LITTLE BLUE HERON was not seen (IG). 


 FRANKLIN COUNTY:
 One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on September 13 in the Bender's Farm area (BO).

 Seven LEAST SANDPIPERS and 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were observed on September 14 
along Sandy Mountain Road pond (BO). A sub-adult BALD EAGLE also flew over the 
ponds (BO). 


 One MERLIN was seen on September 13 along Stillhouse Hollow Road (MW).

 One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was observed on September 14 at the Heisey Old 
Orchard (MW). 


 FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
 Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 21 OSPREY, 13 BALD EAGLES, 3 
NORTHERN HARRIERS, 30 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 6 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED 
HAWKS, 771 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 
MERLIN between September 11 and 16 (DGe). 


 HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
 Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 10 OSPREY, 16 BALD EAGLES, 1 
NORTHERN HARRIER, 28 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 394 BROAD-WINGED 
HAWKS, 5 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS between September 11 and 16 
(JS, JK, NB, DK). 


 LANCASTER COUNTY:
 Up to 3 AMRICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS and 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen 
between September 12 and 16 in sod fields at Sporting Valley Turf Farms along 
Graystone Road (SS, DHi, ML, ME, LC, RM, TN). 


 One BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was observed on September 12 along Junction Road 
(LB). 


 One SANDHILL CRANE was seen on September 13 along Route 897 heading south 
toward Fivepointville (LGe). One juvenile Sandhill Crane, presumably the same 
one as on the 13th, was seen on September 15 along Route 897 south of Gehman's 
School Road (AH). 


 One RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was photographed on September 15 in the Susquehanna 
River off Washington Boro (CM). 


 One MERLIN was observed on September 15 along Brooklawn Road (SS).

 LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
 One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON continues to be seen through at least September 
12 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (SS). 


 LEBANON COUNTY:
 Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 26 OSPREY, 14 BALD EAGLES, 1 
NORTHERN HARRIER, 46 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 9 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED 
HAWKS, 850 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 14 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 9 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 
MERLIN between September 11 and 16 (FW, SC, DS, MC, RP, JDe). 


 One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on September 12 at Kreider's pond along Mt. 
Pleasant Road (TB). One PECTORAL SANDPIPER was present on September 15 (TB). 


 Up to 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, 
22 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 1 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 1 WESTERN SANDPIPER were observed between September 
12 and 16 at the Fox/Prescott Road Ponds (TB, RM, DBi, BCa, TN). 


 Two GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on September 13 at 
the pond at Reistville/Ramona Roads (BCa). 


 One CONNECTICUT WARBLER was observed on September 15 at Swatara State Park 
(TB). 


 LUZERNE COUNTY:
 Three SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen on September 14 at Plymouth Flats (JDeb).

 MIFFLIN COUNTY:
 Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 23 OSPREY, 20 BALD EAGLES, 23 
SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 7 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1132 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 7 RED-TAILED 
HAWKS, 12 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 3 PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 11 and 16 
(JK, DSm, MS, GB, RSi, LW). 


 SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 31 BLACK VULTURES, 21 TURKEY 
VULTURES, 80 OSPREY, 41 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 106 SHARP-SHINNED 
HAWKS, 17 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2548 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 27 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 28 
AMERICAN KESTRELS, 15 MERLINS and 8 PEREGRINE FALCONS between September 11 and 
16 (LG, DB, DR, DH, JD, DW, MB, AC, AK, PC, RFe). 


 TIOGA COUNTY:
 One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on September 14 in the Sumner yard (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:, Dave Barber (DB), Tim 
Becker (TB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Ed Bernot (EB), Gloria Bickel (GB), Don 
Billett (DBi), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), 
Susan Braun (SB), Dave Brown (DBr), Nan Butkovich (NBu), Bruce Carl (BCa), Phil 
Campbell (PC), Lou Carpenter (LC), Adam Carter (AC), Bill Chambers (BC), Sue 
Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Jason Deeter (JD), Jonathan DeBalko (JDeb), 
Jarrod Derr (JDe), Tom Dick (TD), Jim Dunn (JDu), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike 
Epler (ME), Rob Feldman (RFe), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Vern Gauthier 
(VG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Loretta Gehman (LGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie 
Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Chet Gottfried (CG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Chris 
Grecco (CGr), Dave Grove (DG), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Daniel Hinnebusch (DHi), 
Craig Houston (CH), Dave Hughes (DH), Anne Hurst (AH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Nick 
Kerlin (NK), Arlene Koch (AK), Dave Kyler (DK), Meredith Lombard (ML), Randy 
Miller (RM), Charles Mohn (CM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Richard 
Pohner (RP), Dave Reiger (DR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matthew Rockmore (MR), Matthew 
Sabatine (MSa), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell 
Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Stan Stahl (SS), Jen Steigerwalt (JS), Bob 
Stewart (BSt), Lisa Sumner (LS), Joseph Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Peggy 
Wagoner (PW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Chuck Widmann (CW), Fred Wilcox (FW), Martin 
Wilson (MW) and Doug Wood (DW). 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: Imperial Main Pond & other Allegheny County
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:02:58 -0700
I stopped at the pond round 4pm. I had a pied billed grebe(if same one MV found 
its been 10 days), 4 killdeer & a singing eastern meadowlark. driving back on 
the toll road 576 the lake thats on the left had 1 adult Double Crested 
Cormorant perched on a dead branch. 


Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
Subject: Directions Correction: Frick Park 9/20 3RBC Outing, Allegheny County
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:17:23 -0700
Although the current Three River Birding Club newsletter correctly states we'll 
begin the Sat., 9/20 outing at the Blue Slide Park entrance to Frick Park, 
corner of Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street in Squirrel Hill, the 
directions there are erroneous. Follow the directions posted on the Outings 
page: http://3rbc.org/outings.html 


 Take Beechwood Blvd. south from Forbes Ave., 1.1 mile to 

 the entrance at Nicholson. There's only street parking at the 

                                                        new location.... 

 
Jack Solomon
Allegheny County
Subject: Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County -- Philly Vireo
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:54 -0700
Sue Solomon and I saw a PHILADELPHIA VIREO on 
Frick Park's Riverview Hill this morning. Also, 

Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Eastern Wood Pewee


Sometimes I list my observations in checklist 
order, but usually they're in order of how much Sue (mostly) 
and I (more or less) were excited to record them.  
 
Jack
Subject: Fwd: Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 17, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:52:20 -0400
 
 
 
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Location:  Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P.
Date:  September 17, 2014
Time:  0645-0815
Weather:  Variably cloudy, light SW wind, temp. 50 F, waves < a foot.
Comments: Almost nothing moving. At one point I watched three Merlins trying to 
catch a Passerine crossing the lake. 


Waterbirds recorded:

Gadwall  2
Green-winged Teal  2
Double-crested Cormorant  10

Other birds moving over the lake:

Merlin  5
unidentified Passerine  1

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


Subject: Fwd: FYI Hawks and Hiking Day Sat. Sept 20 on Peters Mountain WV
From: Dallas DiLeo <dileod AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:23:35 -0400
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Wendy Perrone" 
Date: Sep 17, 2014 11:49 AM
Subject: Hawks and Hiking Day Sat. Sept 20 on Peters Mountain
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Hawks & Hiking Day at Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory

Saturday September 20, 2014        10 AM - noonish    AT  parking area of the
Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
      PLUS all day at Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory Observation Tower
      near Waiteville WV in Monroe County        FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Brian Hirt and Robert Shaw, members of the West Virginia Scenic Trails
Association along with the staff and raptors from Three Rivers Avian Center
will be hosting workshops for anyone interested in learning about raptor
identification or getting involved with hiking and maintaining the
Allegheny Trail Saturday September 20,2014 at 10 a.m. in the parking area
of the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory.

Each year data is compiled from Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory and
reported to The Hawk Migration Association of North America to be used in
their studies. 2014 marks the 62nd year that data has been nationally
shared from Hanging Rock. Brian Hirt will explain the methods used in
identifying raptors in flight and the process of recording migration data
by volunteers. Live hawks and a peregrine falcon will be on display from
Three Rivers Avian Center to further enhance your ability to identify these
birds of prey.  You will then be lead up to the tower to try out your newly
acquired skills at raptor identification. Veteran hawk watchers Rodney
Davis and Brian Hirt will be there to assist you all day. Last year
September 22nd was the busiest day of the year at Hanging Rock with a count
of 1591 raptors passing the tower, so bring your binoculars and plan on
spending a day watching these amazing predators in flight.

If bird watching isn't your idea of fun but hiking on The Allegheny Trail,
the longest trail in West Virginia is, then Robert Shaw is your guy. Robert
has hiked the entire 330 miles of the trail and has been instrumental in
maintaining it especially in the southern portions of Monroe County. Join
Robert and learn about the Allegheny Trail and The West Virginia Scenic
Trails Association. Then beginning at Hanging Rock be prepared for some
light trail maintenance and a great hike on Peters Mountain.

There are no fees or charges. Just bring your hiking boots, some water and
love of nature.
For more information contact Brian Hirt at 540-559-9750 or Robert Shaw at
304-645-6184. You can also visit www.hangingrocktower.org for directions
and for current Tower migration counts.

-- 
Wendy Perrone, Executive Director
Three Rivers Avian Center
2583 Brooks Mountain Road
HC 74  Box 279
Brooks, WV 25951
304-466-4683  land line
304-575-5024  mobile
www.tracwv.org
visit us on Facebook "Three Rivers Avian Center"
Subject: White Pelican, Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County
From: Mike <jmepler AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:49:35 -0400
I am watching an American White Pelican at the Conejohela Flats. It is feeding 
upstream from Gull Island. Not currently viewable from shore. 


Mike Epler
Middletown, PA
Subject: Lebanon County birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:44:20 -0400
I went to all the ponds at Reistville did not see the Tundra Swan again.

I did not have the Semipalmated Plover or Semipalmated Sandpiper,

or the White-rumped Sandpiper today.

There was 8 Killdeer and 2  Pectoral Sandpipers.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County
Subject: RBA western Pennsylvania, 2 September 2014 (two weeks)
From: Amy Taracido <amytaracido AT OUTLOOK.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:25 -0400
RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE09.02.14TWOWEEKS

Highlights:
AMERICAN BITTERN
BLACK TERN (Allegheny, Butler, and Somerset Counties)
CASPIAN TERN
COMMON TERN
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (Erie County)
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER 
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER (Crawford, Erie, and Somerset Counties)
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (Erie County)
AMERICAN AVOCET (Erie County)
STILT SANDPIPER (Erie and Somerset Counties)
UPLAND SANDPIPER
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (Somerset County)
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (Erie County)
WILLET (Erie and Somerset Counties)
MARBLED GODWIT (Erie County)
WHIMBREL (Erie County)
WILSON'S PHALAROPE (Crawford County)
WHIP-POOR-WILL (Erie and Washington Counties)
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (Erie and Westmoreland Counties)
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER (Allegheny County)
PURPLE MARTIN
MARSH WREN
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER

Contributors: Jack Chaillet, Shawn Collins, Lauren Conkle, Michael David, Karyn 
Delaney, Steve Gosser, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Todd Hooe, Tim Johnson, Matt 
Juskowich, Michael Lanzone, Jerry McWilliams, Donna Mohney, Richard Nugent, 
Chris Phillips, Aidan Place, Steve Sanford, Brian Shema, Shannon Thompson, 
Marjorie Van Tassel, Mark Vass, Dan Weeks. 


Compiler: Amy Taracido

Monday, 19 August 2014 through Monday, 2 September 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: OSPREY, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, BALD EAGLE, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, 
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT continue to be reported. 


ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

On 8/22 in Homewood Cemetery, 1 BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, 5 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 
1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and others (JC). 


On 8/22 at Dark Hollow Woods in Oakmont, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (AH).

In Plum on 8/23, 4 BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 2 CHESTNUT-SIDED 
WARBLERS, and others (AH). 


At Boyce-Mayview Park on 8/24, GREAT EGRET (MJ); on 8/30, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, 2 MAGNOLIA WARBLERS (TJ). On 8/26 at 
Wingfield Pines, 1 SORA (JH); on 8/27, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN (MJ); on 8/30 and 
8/31, 1 SORA (CP, TH). 


On 8/25 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, 
LEAST FLYCATCHER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER; on 9/1, NASHVILLE WARBLERS, MAGNOLIA 
WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, LEAST FLYCATCHER, BLACKBURNIAN 
WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, and others (BS). 


At Harrison Hills Park on 8/26, sightings included 3 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 2 
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLERS, 2 MAGNOLIA WARBLERS, 2 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS, 1 
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, 1 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 2 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES (SG); on 
8/30, 1 YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, 4 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER (AH). 


On 9/1 at Imperial, 3 BLACK TERNS, 2 HORNED LARKS, and others (MVas).

On 9/2 at Hartwood Acres, 5 PURPLE MARTINS and others (RN).


ARMSTRONG COUNTY:

At Crooked Creek on 8/24, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and others; on 8/30, 
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, 5 CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 2 EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES, 1 
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and others (MVan). 



BEAVER COUNTY:

On 8/27 in Economy Borough, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER and others (KD).


BUTLER COUNTY:

On 8/24 at Squaw Valley Woodlands in Allegheny Township, sightings included 
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO; on 9/1, 1 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO (DW). 


At Moraine State Park on 8/31, 24 BLACK TERNS (MVas).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

At Tamarack Lake on 8/20, 1 GREAT EGRET, 2 PURPLE MARTINS (ST).

In Pymatuning on 8/22, 1 WILSON'S PHALAROPE and others (MVas); on 8/23, 9 
SANDHILL CRANES, several BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS (SC). 


On 8/27 in the Custards area, sightings included 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, 1 
MAGNOLIA WARBLER (SC). 


At Conneaut Marsh on 9/1, MARSH WREN, 3 PURPLE FINCHES, 1 GREAT EGRET, and 
others (SC). 



ERIE COUNTY:

On 8/19 at State Gamelands #155, 1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (JM).

On 8/20 at Presque Isle, sightings included UPLAND SANDPIPER, LESSER 
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 WHIP-POOR-WILLS, 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS, 2 BLACK-BELLIED 
PLOVERS, 21 COMMON TERNS, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 8 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 4 
CASPIAN TERNS, 250 PURPLE MARTINS (ST), 4 additional AMERICAN AVOCETS, 1 WILLET 
(JM); on 8/21, 1-2 STILT SANDPIPERS; on 8/22, 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, 1-2 
STILT SANDPIPERS; on 8/31, 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 1 AMERICAN AVOCET, 1 
WILLET, 2 WHIMBRELS, 1 MARBLED GODWIT, 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS (JM). 



LAWRENCE COUNTY:

At Black Swamp on 8/20, 2 GREAT EGRETS (ST).

On 8/23 at the marsh on Wampum-New Galilee Road in New Beaver, 7 COMMON 
GALLINULES (MVas). 



MERCER COUNTY:

On 8/20 at Shenango River Lake, sightings included GREAT EGRET (AH); on 8/28, 1 
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (SS). 



SOMERSET COUNTY:

At Somerset Lake on 8/24, WILLET, CASPIAN TERN (AP); on 8/28, 1 BAIRD'S 
SANDPIPER (MD); on 8/30, 1 STILT SANDPIPER, 1 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (JH); on 8/31, 
up to 3 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 60+ BLACK TERNS; on 9/1, 5+ BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 1 
(western) WILLET (ML), 5 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS (DM). 



WASHINGTON COUNTY:

On 8/28 at Washington Park, 1 WHIP-POOR-WILL (LC).


WESTMORELAND CONTY:

This week at Powdermill Nature Reserve, SORA, 2 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS (JH).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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Subject: Erie County waterbird count for Sept. 17, 2014
From: Jerry McWilliams <0000001b5c226889-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:58:18 -0400
Location:  Sunset Point, Presque Isle S.P.
Date:  September 17, 2014
Time:  0645-0815
Weather:  Variably cloudy, light SW wind, temp. 50 F, waves < a foot.
Comments: Almost nothing moving. At one point I watched three Merlins trying to 
catch a Passerine crossing the lake. 


Waterbirds recorded:

Gadwall  2
Green-winged Teal  2
Double-crested Cormorant  10

Other birds moving over the lake:

Merlin  5
unidentified Passerine  1


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


Subject: Phil. Vireo & Warblers, Frick Park, Pitssburgh, Allegheny County
From: "Daniel E. Weeks" <daniel.e.weeks AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:13:49 -0400
Had a Philadelphia Vireo and some nice warblers in Frick Park this morning. 

Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County.

Sep 17, 2014
Frick Park
Traveling
1.5 miles
50 Minutes
Observers: 1
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Birding by bicycle in the Riverview hill area near the Blue slide 
entrance of Frick Park, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. Start time: 8:12 AM. 
Observer: Dan Weeks, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. 

1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Philadelphia Vireo -- Yellow breast, seen in good light. There might have 
been two. 

3 Blue Jay
3 Carolina Chickadee -- Heard singing. 
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Carolina Wren
4 American Robin
12 European Starling
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Scarlet Tanager
2 Northern Cardinal
2 American Goldfinch
Subject: Bucks County Selasphorus update
From: William Keim <keimwj AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:51:29 -0400
The previously reported Selasphorus Hummingbird continues at my feeder this 
morning. 

While several exerienced observers have suggested that this is a hatch-year 
male Rufous, some have reservations. A second attempt to capture and band the 
bird was unsuccessful yesterday. So that means the ID is dependent on photos. I 
will be trying to get better shots of the tail feathers, while we wait some 
expert opinion. 


I will not post anymore unless I have new information, but the bird will likely 
remain at least for awhile, so I still welcome visitors. If you want to call 
first to check on the status, please do. If you come over, no need to knock. 
Walk up the driveway and follow the sidewalk to the right. The feeder is on the 
patio facing the marsh. The bird occasionally perches on the tops of the dead 
trees in the marsh. We are also getting Ruby-throats, so get a good look. 


Bill Keim
KeimWJ AT hotmail.com
610.246.2131
540 Haventree Ct
New Hope, PA
(Village of Buckingham Springs, off of RT-413) 
photos www.flickr.com/forktail
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Economy Borough Yard Birds, Sep 15, 2014
From: Karyn Delaney <delaneykaryn AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:08:12 -0400
Sorry for the late post....  First Swainson's were in the yard yesterday,
along with 3 warbler species.

Karyn Delaney



Economy Borough Yard Birds, Beaver, US-PA
Sep 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Stationary
24 species

Canada Goose  18
Great Blue Heron  1
Mourning Dove  3
Common Nighthawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  2
Swainson's Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  6
Magnolia Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1     male
Eastern Towhee  4
Northern Cardinal  14
Common Grackle  20
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19854455

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (16 Sep 2014) 43 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:09:44 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       6             18             18
Bald Eagle                   6             13             13
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6             33             33
Cooper's Hawk                1              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk           20            783            783
Red-tailed Hawk              2              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              3              3
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              1              1
Unknown Raptor               0              2              2

Total:                      43            869            869
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Observation start time: 10:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart, Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (15 Sep 2014) 464 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:09:26 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      10             12             12
Bald Eagle                   2              7              7
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk          13             27             27
Cooper's Hawk                3              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk          431            763            763
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              1              1
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                1              1              1
Unknown Raptor               1              2              2

Total:                     464            826            826
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart, Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (14 Sep 2014) 222 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:09:41 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 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              2              2
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4             14             14
Cooper's Hawk                0              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk          218            332            332
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                     222            362            362
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Observation start time: 10:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Marion Carmack, Robert Carmack

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: Double-crested Cormorant-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:05:45 -0400
There was a Double-crested Cormorant in the small pond near Timber Lake
again today.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Imperial Grasslands-Allegheny County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:02:52 -0400
There was a Green Heron and a female Belted Kingfisher at the pond this
afternoon, along with numerous Mallards. A few Chimney Swifts were flying
high over the pond.
There was a lot of construction activity in the area.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (13 Sep 2014) 103 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:33 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              2              2
Bald Eagle                   0              5              5
Northern Harrier             1              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             10             10
Cooper's Hawk                1              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk           96            114            114
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                     103            140            140
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Observation start time: 14:15:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Erika Bowman

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: Waves of Warblers Raccoon Creek SP
From: Donna Collett <dcollett57 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:50:41 -0400
Huge waves of various warblers at entrance to Lake Trail. Almost " fallout"
conditions in AM. Also had HUGE waves at Wildflower Reserve Meadow and
Hickory trails. Eye level... Tons of Chestnut Sided and Black throated
Greens. Blackburnian, Black n White, Magnolia,Am. Redstart,Tennesee,
Hooded, Common Yellowthroat,Cape May, dozens I couldn't get eyes on due to
numbers coming thru. Wowwee!!
Also Brown Creeper, Yellow Vireo, Red eye Vireo, FOY Kinglets.
Thought of the day...You can take my job, you can take my health, but you
can never take my love of nature. It's mine. I own it forever..
Donna Collett ,Washington County
Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (16 Sep 2014) 297 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:09 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1             53             99
Turkey Vulture               6            152            282
Osprey                      28            139            188
Bald Eagle                   8             61            108
Northern Harrier             1              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          39            165            181
Cooper's Hawk                2             17             26
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              6
Broad-winged Hawk          201           1775           1934
Red-tailed Hawk              3             51             76
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             2             17             28
Merlin                       1             20             25
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               5             45             72

Total:                     297           2508           3036
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 18:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Dave Leibert, Ed Sinkler, Ed Wanamaker, John Leskosky

Visitors:
Additional Observers: Doug Burton, Scott Keys, Fritz Brock
Others: Joe Helinski and a Northampton Community College field ecology
class
Thru-hiker:Rhody


Weather:
Visibility 3 miles-unlimited, Temp 54-65F, Wind 0-9 mph NW,WNW, Cloud Cover
20-90%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:
0954i,0954a,0954a,1049a,1049a,1204i,1242a,1604a
Raptors were flying mostly high today. Broad-winged Hawks were coming in
individually or in small groups; rarely forming kettles

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(5), Monarch(14), Hummingbird(1), Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker, American Robin, Chipmunk, Tiger Swallowtail 

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the
afternoon. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (12 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:50 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 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              1              1
Bald Eagle                   2              5              5
Northern Harrier             2              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              7              7
Cooper's Hawk                0              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4             18             18
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                      11             37             37
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Dale L. Gearhart, Kathy Lauver

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (11 Sep 2014) 12 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:01 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4              4              4
Bald Eagle                   3              3              3
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              5              5
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            2             14             14
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              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1

Total:                      12             29             29
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Ronda Barnett

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Waggoner's Gap (16 Sep 2014) 1333 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:24 -0400
Waggoner's Gap
40 km W of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                          28            165            206
BE                           7            106            189
NH                           0             15             23
SS                          90            324            344
CH                           5             30             45
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              4              8
BW                        1180           3368           3629
RT                          10             88            174
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              1
AK                           8             54             81
ML                           3             12             15
PG                           0              3              4
UA                           0              2              2
UB                           0              3              5
UF                           0              1              1
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           2             13             22

Total:                    1333           4188           4749
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:30:00 
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter:        Gene Wagner, Ron Freed

Observers:        Carl Laughlin, Dave Grove, Diane McLaughlin, Gene Wagner,
                  Joe Lavella, Joe Yoder, Keith Gingrich, Meredith Lombard,
                  Nancy Baker, Robert McLaughlin, Ron Freed

Visitors:
Andy Francis, Noel Potter, Don Hoskins, Carol Loeffler and her Dickinson
College class - 25, 11


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds with light to moderate NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
BE WB 9:30, 9:55, 2:56
BE Ad 9:20, 9:42, 1:09, 2:44

First bird - SS 6:56
Last bird -  BW 5:12

Non-raptor Observations:
CHSW - 90
Hummers - 6
Monarchs - 119
Common Nighthawk
Met Life Blimp
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gene Wagner (nate AT copper.net)
Waggoner's Gap information may be found at:
www.waggap.com

Subject: HSR: Tuscarora Summit (10 Sep 2014) 17 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:43 -0400
Tuscarora Summit
Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              3              3
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk           12             12             12
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             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              1

Total:                      17             17             17
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter:        Dale L. Gearhart

Observers:        Joan Carpenter, John Carpenter

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dale L. Gearhart (dgearhart01 AT comcast.net)
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (16 Sep 2014) 350 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:09:26 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       6             67             71
Northern Harrier             2              7              9
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   4             43             48
Sharp-shinned Hawk          23             89             89
Cooper's Hawk                3             12             13
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk          303            702            703
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             27             27
Merlin                       0              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              5              5
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              9              9

Total:                     350            972            985
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        John Mercer, Mike Coll, Tom Bush

Observers:        Chris Pugliese, Curt Calafut, Gary Becker, John Mercer,
                  Tom Bush

Visitors:
Dan Rufo, Maggie Rufo, Frans Stemmerik, Alex Cohn, Vicki Becunin, Marshal
Walthew, Barb Crowe, Andrew Moznter, Shannon Guy


Weather:
Sunny, with some cloud cover blanketing the site midday, then partly
clearing Winds NNW/NW 6-8mph. Temperatures 61-73 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:
A few nice bursts of Broad-wingeds. Last hour recording BWHA was 1600-1700
EDT

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies- 18

Common Nighthawks-5

Predictions:
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest
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: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Sep 2014) 160 Raptors
From: Gregory William Grove <gwg2 AT PSU.EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:28:47 -0400
Greg

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Nick Bolgiano" 
To: SCBIRDCL AT LISTS.PSU.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30:36 PM
Subject: Stone Mt., Pa. (16 Sep 2014) 160 Raptors

Stone Mt., Pa.
Allensville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           4             15             16
BE                           4             19             19
NH                           1              2              2
SS                          20             34             34
CH                           0              6              6
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              1              1
BW                         126            429            435
RT                           2              8              9
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           3              6              6
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              0              0

Total:                     160            523            531
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Nick Bolgiano

Observers:        David Kyler, Nick Bolgiano

Weather:
Wind NW 3-7 mph, sky cloudy most of day, changing to partly cloudy in
mid-afternoon

Raptor Observations:
BE: Ad 1120, Ad 1136, Imm 1207, Imm 1507
AK: 1 female, 2 male

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow-4, Monarchs-44
========================================================================
Report submitted by Nick Bolgiano (nbolgiano AT pennswoods.net)
Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (16 Sep 2014) 711 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:09:31 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           4             23             31
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1             40             55
BE                           0             48             68
NH                           0              6              8
SS                           4             59            118
CH                           2             22             35
NG                           0              0              1
RS                           1              5              9
BW                         692           3223           3551
RT                           6            129            245
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           0             11             42
ML                           0              2              2
PG                           0              0              2
UA                           0              0              1
UB                           0              3              4
UF                           0              0              1
UE                           0              1              1
UR                           1              9             13

Total:                     711           3583           4189
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jim Rocco

Observers:        Dave Kaltenbaugh, Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl, John Kahly,
                  Mike Wolfe, Neil Woffinden

Visitors:
15 visitors, Helping to spot were John Kahly, Janet Kuehl,
Neil Wofenden, Dave Kaltenbaugh, Mike Wolfe ,Jack Murphy,
Tom Wasilewski, and Jack Julian


Weather:
Light to moderate winds out of the NW
Average temp. 13c
Cloud cover 50 to 100%
Visibility clear up to 40km, haze in morning

Raptor Observations:
711 Raptors counted

Non-raptor Observations:
22 Monarch butterflies
Bluejays , waxwings, Flycatcher

Predictions:
Clear with variable winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Rocco ()

Subject: Common Mergansers & Pied-billed Grebe - Allegheny Co.
From: mvas1200 AT yahoo.com <000000085d53fe48-dmarc-request@LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:05:14 -0400
I stopped at Dashields Dam on my way home from work today 

There was a flock of 14 Common Mergansers and a Pied-billed Grebe here on the 
Ohio River 


Mark Vass
Beaver Co.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (16 Sep 2014) 146 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:09:43 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                       6             34             39
Bald Eagle                   1             18             25
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11             62             65
Cooper's Hawk                2             15             20
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              5              5
Broad-winged Hawk          120            977           1037
Red-tailed Hawk              2             25             39
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             2             12             18
Merlin                       0              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              4

Total:                     146           1246           1383
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Fred Wilcox

Observers:        Sue Cooper

Visitors:
12 people total at site including observers


Weather:
A mix of low heavy clouds and bright sunshine. Temperature range of 55 to
70 F. A very gentle North/Northwest breeze. Hazy in morning hours.

Raptor Observations:
Immature BE 2:05.  first bird RS at 7:48
Local ravens and vultures, 2 local red-tails

Non-raptor Observations:
15 Monarchs. Numerous warblers flitting about

Predictions:
Warmer, more sun. Light south wind in the afternoon
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Schwenk (deschwenk AT comcast.net)
Second Mountain information may be found at:
2ndmtn.shutterfly.com

Subject: HSR: Allegheny Front (15 Sep 2014) 184 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:39 -0400
Allegheny Front
Central City, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           6             19             27
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           4             39             54
BE                           3             48             68
NH                           1              6              8
SS                          10             55            114
CH                           5             20             33
NG                           0              0              1
RS                           1              4              8
BW                         121           2531           2859
RT                          26            123            239
RL                           0              1              1
GE                           0              1              1
AK                           2             11             42
ML                           1              2              2
PG                           0              0              2
UA                           0              0              1
UB                           2              3              4
UF                           0              0              1
UE                           1              1              1
UR                           1              8             12

Total:                     184           2872           3478
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:30:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Gorsuch

Observers:        Bob Wertz, Charlie Voytko, Deb Bodenschatz, Ed Gowarty,
                  Ed Gowarty,Jr., Evelyn Merriman, Janet Kuehl, Jim Rocco,
                  Karen Jackson

Visitors:
21 visitors


Weather:
Light wind out of the N switching to SE.
Average temp. 16c
Cloud cover 0% to 75%


Raptor Observations:
Unk. bald Eagle at 11:20.
 Adult Bald eagles at 4:00, 4:05

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

Subject: HSR: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (16 Sep 2014) 172 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:03 -0400
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8             51             56
Turkey Vulture               0             26             27
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Osprey                      16            173            228
Bald Eagle                   5             73            101
Northern Harrier             0             12             15
Sharp-shinned Hawk          28            169            195
Cooper's Hawk                0             33             47
Northern Goshawk             0              0              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              7
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              2
Broad-winged Hawk           96           3057           3245
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              5             52             82
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              4             13
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
American Kestrel             7             71            103
Merlin                       4             32             34
Peregrine Falcon             2             11             17
Unknown Falcon               1              5              5
Unknown Raptor               0              8             14

Total:                     172           3783           4193
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:15:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Compiler:        Laurie Goodrich

Counters:        Phil Campbell, Rob Feldman

Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, light NW winds 1-4 mph

Raptor Observations:
BAEA: 1019A, 1121A, 1208A, 1459i, 1635A

Non-raptor Observations:
200 tree swallows, northern parula, magnolia, black-throated blue,
black-throated green, blackpoll warblers, american redstart
========================================================================
Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (goodrich AT hawkmtn.org)
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at:
http://www.hawkmountain.org/

Subject: HSR: BroadwingSEPT - Pipersville (16 Sep 2014) 321 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:50 -0400
BroadwingSEPT - Pipersville
Pipersville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 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                   1              2              2
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           6              7              7
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk          312           1323           1323
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
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               0              0              0

Total:                     321           1338           1338
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter:        Diane Allison

Observers:        David Allison

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by  (dalliso AT mail.ptd.net)

Subject: Buff-breasted Sandpipers - Sod Farm - Lancaster Co.
From: Ted <tanicholsii AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:20:42 -0400
Two Buff-breasted Sandpipers are currently observable (6:10 p.m.) at the 
Sporting Valley Turf Production Facility A (sod farm) off Graystone Road in 
Manheim, Lancaster County. 

 
There are also several Horned Lark's and Killdeer present.

Good birding!
Ted Nichols II
Annville, Pa.

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Subject: Re: HB1576 is off the table again
From: Rob Blye <rwblye AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:13:04 +0000
Good. Why not sweep the table clean so they cannot lay it on again? 

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

From: "Van Fleet, Kim"  
To: "Pennsylvania, Birds"  
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:02:26 PM 
Subject: [PABIRDS] HB1576 is off the table again 

I Received this email today at 4:15 p.m. 

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PN 2133 Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES, June 24, 2013 
PN 2647 Reported as amended from GAME AND FISHERIES, Nov. 13, 2013 
First consideration, Nov. 13, 2013 
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Removed from table, Jan. 14, 2014 
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Removed from table, Feb. 10, 2014 
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Subject: HB1576 is off the table again
From: "kvanfleet AT pa.net" <kvanfleet@PA.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:02:26 -0400
I Received this email today at 4:15 p.m.

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PYLE -  An Act providing a process for the designation of certain species.
PN 2133         Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES, June 24, 2013
PN 2647         Reported as amended from GAME AND FISHERIES, Nov. 13, 2013
             First consideration, Nov. 13, 2013
             Laid on the table, Nov. 13, 2013
             Removed from table, Jan. 14, 2014
             Laid on the table, Jan. 14, 2014
             Removed from table, Feb. 10, 2014
             Laid on the table, April 29, 2014
             Removed from table, April 29, 2014
             Laid on the table, June 23, 2014
             Removed from table, June 23, 2014
Laid on the table, Sept. 16, 2014
 Removed from table, Sept. 16, 2014
Subject: Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
From: LeRoy <leroytabb AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:15:36 -0400
 
 Bucks County Birders Program for Tuesday September 23rd,  2014
 
pOrnithology: The Birds and the Birds and the Bees

by George Armistead 
.

Program  Description:
 A review of various interesting reproductive strategies in birds and the 
associated unusual behavior, with copious innuendo and anthropomorphism to keep 
the concepts in perspective. 

 The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Peace Valley Nature Center. Admission 
is free. Bio of the presenter: George is the events coordinator for the 
American Birding Association. Prior to that he guided birding tours for 10 
years, leading trips to all seven continents. He is also a research associate 
at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. When not working on bird 
book projects, he spends his free time observing and photographing birds at his 
favorite haunts along the coast between Cape May, NJ, and Cape Hatteras, NC. 
Directions: Meeting location: Peace Valley Nature Center (enter back side door) 
170 N. Chapman Rd. (enter from New Galena Road Side - Chapman Road bridge is 
blocked) Doylestown, PA.Normal meeting length - 1 to 1 1/2 hours. For 
directions please go to: http://www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org/directions/ For 
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Subject: "McGee Marsh, It's All About the Birds" 9/19 at Wyncote Audubon, Plymoputh Meeting Pa.
From: Cliff Hence <0000003a3f542467-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:17:31 -0400
"McGee Marsh, Ohio, It's All About the Birds" will be presented by 
Birder/Photographer Cliff Hence, this Friday, 9/19, for the Wyncote 
Audubon Society 7:30PM at the Plymouth Meeting Meeting House, Plymouth 
Meeting PA. The program will focus on the marsh located south of Lake 
Erie, which becomes one of prime hotspots for migrating passerines in 
the Spring. For more information on this and other Wyncote Audubon 
Programs and activities go to: wyncoteaudubon.org.
NOTE the program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be 
served.

FYI This program will also be presented at the West Chester Bird Club 
on Monday, October 20th. For more info go to: 
http://westchesterbirdclub.org

Cliff Hence
Phila. Pa.
Subject: Lancaster and Lebanon County Birds
From: Windstream Mail <randyc11 AT WINDSTREAM.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:41 -0400
On my way to Root's market I spotted Killdeer at the sod farm, Lancaster
County.

I was at 467 Graystone Rd. in a little pull off.

This is a huge area that I could not find any other birds.

There were 12 Killdeer and 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers.

This was at 9 am.

Then at Reistville ponds in Lebanon County.

There was no Tundra Swan today.

At Fox and Prescott Rd. I had these highlights.

Semipalmated Plover-1

Semipalmated Sandpiper-1

The White-rumped Sandpiper is still there for nice looks.

Randy C. Miller

Lancaster County 

 
Subject: Wildwood Lake Park - No LBHE
From: Ian Gardner <gardnie07 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:01:15 -0400
Sep 16, 2014
Wildwood Lake Park
Stationary
17 Minutes
Observers: Ian Gardner
Comments: For the second day in a row the juvenile Little Blue Herons were not 
present. Shorebirds continue to move through, but I have not observed anything 
other than Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Solitary 
Sandpipers, Semi-palmated Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Ed Bernot has had Pectoral 
Sandpipers in the past week. Northern Rough-winged Swallows continue to stage 
at the park and continuously fly over the water. Sometimes other swallow 
species, such as Tree, Barn, and Bank, join them in foraging for hatching 
insects. Migrating Blue- and Green-winged Teal continue to move through while 
the local breeding Wood Ducks and Mallards are finishing their molt and leaving 
the lake. Many more migrant passerines are being seen along the forested trails 
in the mornings. The following is a list of species observed from the South 
Lot: 


14 Wood Duck
6 Mallard
15 Blue-winged Teal
8 Green-winged Teal (American)
1 Great Egret
2 Killdeer
1 Solitary Sandpiper
2 Greater Yellowlegs
11 Lesser Yellowlegs
14 Least Sandpiper
3 Mourning Dove
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 American Crow
23 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Cedar Waxwing

    Ian Gardner,
  Hummelstown, PA

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Subject: 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 1 American Golden Plover at sod farms, Lancaster
From: ••S•J•Stahl•• <jalstahl AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:59:31 -0400
When first arrived at the sod farms at first light, I saw no birds, but as the 
sunlight was touching tje fields, at about 7:30, they began arriving, Killdeer 
and Starlings first. I watched the sanpiper pair, feeding and preening together 
within a few feet of each other. 

At 11:30, I returned, but saw no birds. They seem to like the fields when there 
is some moisture on them. Yesterday a flock of Tree Swallows were attacking 
something in the grassy turf. 

Has anyone else seen and photographed the Buff-breasted Sandpipers? All my 
sightings have been through my old window mounted scope. Photos I took were 
blurry dots. 

I would like some verification of the sightings as my experience with this 
species is with only 1 bird along S. Colebrook Rd. a couple of years ago, I 
believe. 

Sincerely,
Stan Stahl
Subject: Frick Park, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh
From: "Jack E. Solomon" <00000003433c95af-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:28:15 -0700
Mark VanderVen joined me and Sue Solomon this morning.

Today at Duck Hollow (9/16) and along 9 Mile Run to the footbridge: 
Nashville Warbler
Field Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Cooper's Hawk
Common Merganser 2
Kildeer 2
Kestrel (mobbing the Coop. I use mobbing to describe the harrasing behavior 
 despite the fact that only one bird was harassing the hawk) 

Possible immature Red-shouldered Hawk.  None of us saw any windows in 
         the wings, but we all agreed that everything else we saw pointer to 
         Red-shoulder. 


Yesterday (At the dog run on Riverview Hill) 8 Warbler Species:
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler

Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Cedar Waxwing (a flock feeding on red berries)

Jack Solomon
Allegheny County
Subject: State Game Lands 246
From: Ian Gardner <gardnie07 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:55:57 -0400
Sep 16, 2014
State Game Lands 246
Traveling - 0.5 miles
45 Minutes

I walked along the paths in SGL 246 this morning and looked for any migrants. 
The list follows: 


1 Canada Goose
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk -- Juvenile female
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
7 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Red-eyed Vireo
11 Blue Jay
6 Carolina/Black-capped Chickadee
5 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
4 House Wren
13 American Robin
16 Gray Catbird
9 Cedar Waxwing
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
3 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
4 Common Yellowthroat
4 Eastern Towhee
2 Northern Cardinal
4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
11 American Goldfinch

     Ian Gardner,
   Hummelstown, PA

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Subject: Re: Broadwings
From: DAVID KOCH <davilene AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:49:58 -0700
This is the normal time for broadwings to come through this area, with the bulk 
of them passing sometime between Sept 10 and 20th. The two biggest days I've 
ever had (22,000 at Hawk Mtn in 1978 and 10,000 over my home several years 
later) were both on the 14th but it varies with the weather and wind direction. 
And I only mention those numbers to put it in perspective. I'm sure others on 
this list have also seen big movements. 


Arlene Koch
Easton, PA 
Northampton County
davilene AT verizon.net 


On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:57 PM, Gary Robson  
wrote: 

  


Seems like a lot of Broadwings coming thru the hawkwatches. Are they coming 
thru early? 

  
Today on the Lebanon County Rails to Trails there was a lot of activity. A good 
number of warblers that wouldn't sit still for identification. I did see 
several Wood-Peewees, one Red -eyed Vireo and what appeared to be a Blue-headed 
Vireo. Also, the first of the fall White-throated sparrow. 

  
Gary Robson 
Lebanon County  
Subject: DVOC this Thursday Sep 18 - "Birding Down Under" with Rob Hynson
From: Steve Kacir <setkacir AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:34:21 -0400
Hello Birders, 

The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) returns to its regular formal 
meeting schedule this Thursday Sep 18. The meeting features the program 
"Birding Down Under" by Rob Hynson who will be visiting the US for an all too 
brief month before returning home to the other side of the planet. Don't miss 
it! 


All who have an interest are invited to attend; the program is free with no 
admission charged. Club meetings will begin at 7:30PM and are held at the 
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 
19103. A pre-meeting dinner takes place at Asia on the Parkway, not far from 
the Academy. More details and directions to the Academy and Asia on the Parkway 
can be found on the DVOC website: http://www.dvoc.org/Main.htm 


"Birding Down Under"

Australia is a lucky country. With deserts, beautiful coasts, rain forests, 
grasslands and deep ocean, the continent provides a large diversity of habitats 
and bird life. From deep sea pelagic birding trips to the urban centers, 
opportunities for birding and exploration abound. When early settlers sent 
their collections of specimens back to Britain, many specimens were branded as 
hoaxes, such were the oddities of evolution to be found in the Australian 
frontier. Over two thirds of world's seabird species have been recorded in 
Australian waters, and the country boasts the longest banding project of 
seabirds captured at-sea. These features secure Australia's place as the 
seabird capital of the world. 


Rob Hynson: 
Rob Hynson grew up in London and started birding when he was about eight years 
old, after being inspired by birder and actor Bill Oddie of the TV series "The 
Goodies." After completing an undergraduate degree in London, Rob moved to St 
Andrews to play golf every day and work on his PhD in Biochemistry. After 
completing his PhD, he moved to Philadelphia to take up a post-doctoral 
position at Drexel University. There, Rob soon found the DVOC and joined the 
ranks of the club, with some special focus working on the DVOC Checklist 
Committee. While in Philadelphia, Rob also met his wife Carolyn MacCann, an 
Australian researcher, who was working as a postdoctoral fellow in psychology. 
Inevitably, Philadelphia's loss was Australia's gain, and Rob moved to Sydney 
with Carolyn, where they were we'd in 2011. The couple still resides in the 
Sydney area along with their son Ben. Rob has birded throughout most of Britain 
and a fair amount of the US from North Carolina to Maine on the East Coast as 
well as southern California and Michigan. Rob has visited much of the 
Australian continent and many of its islands. He has also birded in Japan, 
Antarctica and Argentina. While living in Australia, Rob discovered the camera 
and became as much a photographer as a birder. His photos can be seen on PBase: 
http://www.pbase.com/rob_hynson 



We hope to see you there, 

Steve Kacir
DVOC Vice President
setkacirgmail.com
Subject: Broadwings
From: Gary Robson <garyrobson AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:47:01 +0000
Seems like a lot of Broadwings coming thru the hawkwatches. Are they 
coming thru early? 

  
Today on the Lebanon County Rails to Trails there was a lot of activity. A good 
number of warblers that wouldn't sit still for identification. I did see 
several Wood-Peewees, one Red -eyed Vireo and what appeared to be a Blue-headed 
Vireo. Also, the first of the fall White-throated sparrow. 

  
Gary Robson 
Lebanon County  
Subject: Great Egret & Green-Winged Teal North Park Allegheny County
From: Matthew Juskowich <0000000ca4f4ccd1-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:04:50 -0700
This morning i stopped by North Park before work to do some birding. I started 
at Marshall Lake first. alot of canada geese and mallards. heard a couple wood 
ducks. 4 killdeer were on the muddy flats by the ice rink and lastly there was 
a Great Blue Heron & Great Egret. Next i went to the Gold Star Mothers 
Wetlands. The Male Green-Winged teal in Molting Plumage was still there. there 
might have been a 2nd green winged teal but couldnt get good looks at it. 


Matthew Juskowich
Allegheny County
Subject: Osprey-Washington County
From: "g. g" <birdersx5 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:51:47 -0400
An Osprey is fishing at Lake JoAnn. I just watched it dive and get a fish.
It's flown into the trees to eat.

Gigi Gerben
Washington County


-- 
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Subject: Selasphorus Hummingbird (Bucks Co) update
From: William Keim <keimwj AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:49:49 -0400
The previously reported Selasphorus Hummingbird continues at my feeder this 
morning. 

Visitors are welcome! No need to knock. Walk up the driveway and follow the 
sidewalk to the right. The feeder is on the patio facing the marsh. The bird 
occasionally perches on the tops of the dead trees in the marsh. We are also 
getting Ruby-throats, so get a good look. 


Bill Keim
KeimWJ AT hotmail.com
610.246.2131
540 Haventree Ct
New Hope, PA
(Village of Buckingham Springs, off of RT-413) 
photos www.flickr.com/forktail
 		 	   		  
Subject: Hundreds of grackles, Pittsburgh, Allegheny
From: "Kate St.John" <0000000f59b962a9-dmarc-request AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:36:36 -0700
It's overcast with a northwest wind in Pittsburgh this morning. Just after dawn 
hundreds of grackles -- perhaps a thousand -- flew over my house in a long 
line, heading south. 


 
Kate St. John, Pittsburgh
Visit my bird/nature blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Subject: Bald Eagle State Park Shorebirds,Centre Co.
From: Chris Grecco <chris.grecco65 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:49:09 -0400
Today I had the following species of shorebirds at the swimming beach at
BESP.

Killdeer
Semipalmated Plover
Sanderling
Spotted Sandpiper

Chris Grecco
Curwensville,Pa.
Clearfield Co.
grecco.chris AT yahoo.com
Subject: HSR: Rose Tree Park (15 Sep 2014) 42 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:09:29 -0400
Rose Tree Park
Media, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Osprey                       6             61             65
Northern Harrier             0              5              7
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   7             39             44
Sharp-shinned Hawk          17             66             66
Cooper's Hawk                2              9             10
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            2            399            400
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             3             23             23
Merlin                       1              4              4
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Vulture              0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                2              4              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7              7

Total:                      42            622            635
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bill Cranny, Charles Smith

Observers:        Amy Langman, Bob Kelly, Chuck Root, John D'Amico

Visitors:
Isabelle Langman, Ned Conley & Rosemary, Len Cluff, Judy Mayer, Mary
Bleecker, Mack Smith


Weather:
Burning blue skies with VERY LITTLE cloud cover. NE winds in the morning, E
winds in the afternoon, 2-4mph. Temperatures 60-79 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Raptor Observations:
A very slow day for Broad-wingeds (understatement!) given the date. 


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterflies-6

Predictions:
Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.--USWX
========================================================================
Report submitted by Holly Merker (holly AT rtphawkwatch.org)
Rose Tree Park information may be found at:
www.rtphawkwatch.org

Subject: HSR: Bake Oven Knob (15 Sep 2014) 445 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:09:13 -0400
Bake Oven Knob
2 miles North of Germansville, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             52             98
Turkey Vulture               6            146            276
Osprey                      27            111            160
Bald Eagle                  11             53            100
Northern Harrier             0              4              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk          30            126            142
Cooper's Hawk                1             15             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              6
Broad-winged Hawk          362           1574           1733
Red-tailed Hawk              2             48             73
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
American Kestrel             1             15             26
Merlin                       1             19             24
Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             40             67

Total:                     445           2211           2739
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter:        Sean Bankos

Observers:        Ed Wanamaker, Fritz Brock, John Leskosky, Rich Rehrig

Visitors:
Additional Observer: Kathie Romano
Others: Pete Kell, Bruce Eglinton-Woods, Frank Romano, Betty and George 
Thru-hikers: This Is It, Hi-Five, Ice Man Dan



Weather:
Visibility 10 miles-unlimited, Temp 52-63F, Wind 0-3 mph S,SE, Cloud Cover
5-50%

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles:1233i,1248a,1248a,1420a,1420a,1420a,1421a,
1425a,1426a,1426i,1426a
At 1455 an additional 3 Bald Eagles were observed in the parking lot. They
included 1 adult and 2 immatures.A kettle of 26 Broad-winged Hawks were
also seen from the parking lot at that time. These birds were not observed
by the counter.

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven(2), Monarch(11), Hummingbird(2), Canada Geese(12), Philadelphia
Vireo, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Chimney
Swift, Red-headed Woodpecker, Pigeon, Northern Flicker, Ovenbird, Scarlet
Tanager,Pileated Woodpecker, Tiger Swallowtail

Predictions:
A chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of
precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an
inch possible. 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (rehoopes AT hotmail.com)
Bake Oven Knob information may be found at:
www.lgnc.org

Subject: Whiskered Tern at Cape May
From: Joseph Majdan <Joseph.Majdan AT JEFFERSON.EDU>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:54:58 +0000
I observed the whiskered tern from the hawk watch platform from 5:30pm until 
6:30pm. 


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Subject: Re: NJ - Whiskered Tern at Cape May
From: grant stevenson <pahawkowl AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:46:02 -0400
I heard that due to Horseshoe Crab overharvesting the North American 
populations of Piping Plovers and Red Knots (Calidras canorus rufus?) 
are being threatened with extirpation. True? For different reason?

Grant Stevenson
Fountain Hill, Lehigh County

On 9/15/2014 7:28 PM, Bob Machesney wrote:
>
> The Whiskered tern was still at the beach at Cape May Point S.P. as of 3:00 
pm today. It rests on the beach with other common terns and gulls, then flies 
off to the pond directly in front of the hawk watch platform to feed. It's 
roller coaster feeding habit is quite distinct. I saw it first on the beach 
around 10:00 with 40 spoting scopes and cameras in tow. In the afternoon after 
all the birders cleared out I went back to the beach and found the tern again 
only 20 feet away. 

>
> Good luck for those chasing this rare tern.
>
> Bob Machesney
> Vacationing in Cape May
> Pittsburgh
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chad Kauffman 
> To: PABIRDS 
> Sent: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 1:27 pm
> Subject: [PABIRDS] NJ - Whiskered Tern at Cape May
>
>
> hello everyone, I am sure many of us know, but I just talked to someone
> who didn't know that there has been a Whiskered Tern at Cape May since
> at least friday 9/12.
>
> This is only the 3rd record of the species in the US or possibly North
> America on record.
>
> It was being seen at 2 locations, right at the hawkwatch platform by the
> lighthouse at Cape May Point State Park, or on the beach right from that
> location.
>
> It has been offering wonderful looks for those who have been going for
> it.  I was fortunate to get down on Saturday with chuck berthoud and my
> son noah.
>
> For those who haven't been there before, there are restrooms right at
> the parking lot, which was important for those who made the trek as much
> as non-stop as possible.    I know many PA birders who have made the
> trek and shared with pics on facebook.
>
> Chad Kauffman
> Mifflintown, PA
>


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Subject: HSR: Second Mountain (15 Sep 2014) 476 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:09:38 -0400
Second Mountain
Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             13             17
Turkey Vulture               0             75            103
Osprey                      14             28             33
Bald Eagle                   5             17             24
Northern Harrier             0              5              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk          19             51             54
Cooper's Hawk                1             13             18
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk          429            857            917
Red-tailed Hawk              3             23             37
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              2
American Kestrel             3             10             16
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                1              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              3

Total:                     476           1100           1237
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Richard Pohner

Observers:        Brian Weaver, Fred Habbeger, Fred Wilcox, Gary Koppenhaver,
                  Gayle Lawrence, Jeff Hook, Larry Coble, Randy Miller,
                  Steve Walthius, Sue Cooper

Visitors:
11


Weather:
Light south wind under mixed clouds and sun, with a brief wind shift to the
north mid day. Temps 55-64 F. 

Raptor Observations:
unage BE  AT  9:35, 4 adult BE's 11:10, 1:35, 1:50, 2:15

Non-raptor Observations:
25 monarchs

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