- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* October 16, 2014
* PACE1410.16
Bird Highlights
RED-NECKED GREBE (Centre & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
SWAINSON'S HAWK (Lebanon Co.)
MARSH WREN (Centre, Huntingdon & Lancaster Cos.)
NELSON SPARROW (Centre, Clinton & Lancaster Cos.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre, Huntingdon/Mifflin, Lancaster/Lebanon, Lycoming & Schuykill/Berks Cos.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
October 16, 2014
To Report: TimeTraveler50@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, October 16, 2014.

ADAMS COUNTY:
Two first year SURF SCOTERS were seen between October 13 and 14 at Long Pine Run Reservoir (VG, CK, AWi, BO, MBe).

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were observed on October 13 along Baltimore Road (ED).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 21 BLACK VULTURES, 120 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 OSPREY, 11 BALD EAGLES, 5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 437 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 36 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 118 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLE, 12 AMERICAN KESTREL, 7 MERLINS and 11 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 14 (EG, TD, DBo, JR, BG, BSt, BG). An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER also was observed on October 14 at the hawk watch (JR).

CENTRE COUNTY:
One MARSH WREN was found on October 9 in the cattails at the west end of Muddy Paws Marsh along with 3 PINE SISKINS (JV, AC, BC).

Up to 1 MARSH WREN and 2 NELSON'S SPARROWS were seen between October 11 and 12 in the southeast corner of the frog pond at Bald Eagle State Park (MSa, JV, BSn, CE, KE, NBu, JD, JC). One RED-NECKED GREBE was found on October 15 at the swimming beach (MSa).

One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen and 2 MARSH WRENS and 1 PINE SISKIN were calling on October 11 at Colyer Lake Recreation Area (JV, CE, KE, JC).

CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
One GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and several PINE SISKINS were seen on October 13 in State Game Lands 331 (DR).

CLINTON COUNTY:
One NELSON'S SPARROW was seen on October 11 at Mill Hall Wetlands (MSa).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 2 BLACK VULTURES, 222 TURKEY VULTURES, 15 OSPREY, 25 BALD EAGLES, 19 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 1433 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 88 COOPER'S HAWKS, 12 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 89 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLES, 27 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 21 MERLINS and 20 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 14 (DG, GW, KG, RF, PF, CH, JL).

Two BALD EAGLES were presumably seen in a flyover on October 11 near Carlisle (PL).

One MERLIN was observed on October 12 perched in a tree near 7601 Route PA 944 Cumberland, Pennsylvania (AM, RKo).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
"Some" GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen on October 10 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (AW).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Three DUNLIN flew around the ponds at Bender's Farm on October 11 (BO).

FRANKLIN/FULTON COUNTIES:
Tuscarora Summit Hawk Watch reports counting 24 BLACK VULTURES, 173 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 OSPREY, 6 BALD EAGLES, 14 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 213 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 16 COOPER'S HAWKS, 31 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 2 GOLDEN EAGLE, 8 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 3 MERLINS and 8 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 12 (DGe).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One SORA and 1 MARSH WREN were seen on October 10 at Old Crow Wetlands (CY).

HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 43 TURKEY VULTURES, 5 OSPREY, 7 BALD EAGLES, 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 249 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 29 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWK, 22 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE, 34 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 6 MERLINS and 7 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 14 (TK, NB, DK, JK, GG). Twelve PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 9 (TK). Two PINE SISKINS were present on October 10 (JK).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen on October 10 near Akron (BCa).

Two MARSH WRENS and 7 NELSON'S SPARROWS were found on October 11 at large island 1000 yards down the Susquehanna River from the Race Street boat access in Bainbridge (EW, ME, TG, ML).

One MARSH WREN was observed on October 12 at Riverfront Park (ME).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
BALD EAGLE, MERLIN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and PINE SISKIN were among the species identified on October 12 during a "Big Sit" at Middle Creek Wildlife Propagation Area (BCa). A RED-NECKED GREBE was found on October 14 at the pond at Auto Tour Stop 1 (RM, BB, AY).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 27 BLACK VULTURES, 135 TURKEY VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 12 BALD EAGLES, 16 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 639 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 62 COOPER'S HAWKS, 3 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 2 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 1 SWAINSON'S HAWK, 48 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 10 GOLDEN EAGLES, 7 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 13 MERLINS and 9 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 14 (FW, SC, DS, EC, GK, RP, MC).

One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and 1 CONNECTICUT WARBLER were seen on October 10 in the mid-section of Swatara State Park (TB).

One ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was observed on October 14 at Lake Duffy in State Game Lands 145 (TB).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
Two PINE SISKINS were seen on October 9 at Rose Valley Lake (NF).

MIFFLIN COUNTY:
Jacks Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 7 BLACK VULTURES, 245 TURKEY VULTURES, 8 OSPREY, 5 BALD EAGLES, 7 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 218 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 22 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 1 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 44 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 27 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 4 MERLINS and 4 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 14 (JK, RSi, DSm, LW, MS).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 18 BLACK VULTURES, 391 TURKEY VULTURES, 10 OSPREY, 9 BALD EAGLES, 23 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 408 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 58 COOPER'S HAWKS, 11 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 4 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 28 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 2 GOLDEN EAGLES, 7 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 20 MERLINS and 10 PEREGRINE FALCONS between October 9 and 15 (LG, AK, RK, MB, MR, DKr, MJM, DH, DW, ACa, PC, SS). Thirteen PINE SISKINS also were seen on October 9 (RK). There were 217 PINE SISKINS on October 12 (DH, DW).

YORK COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on October 11 at the Hopewell Township Park (DF).

CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENTS:
If you miss the usual Thursday postings of the Central PA Birdline on BIRDEAST and PABIRDS, I will also be posting it on my page web site at:
http://people.delphiforums.com/MCCONAUGHY/currentbl.htm

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

The following people have contributed to this report: Tim Becker (TB), Barry Bell (BB), Mike Bertram (MBe), Mark Blauer (MB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Nan Butkovich (NBu), Phil Campbell (PC), Bruce Carl (BCa), Adam Carter (ACa), Audrey Chambers (AC), Bill Chambers (BC), Ed Chubb (EC), Jack Cochran (JC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MC), Eli DePaulis (ED), Tom Dick (TD), Jim Dunn (JD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike Epler (ME), David Farner (DF), Nate Fronk (NF), Ron Freed (RF), Paul Fritz (PF), Tom Garner (TG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Dale Gearhart (DGe), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Craig Houston (CH), David Hughes (DH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Rudy Keller (RK), Nick Kerlin (NK), Arlene Koch (AK), Gary Koppenhaver (GK), Ramsay Koury (RKo), David Kruel (DKr), Dave Kyler (DK), Trudy Kyler (TK), Joe Lavella (JL), Meredith Lombard (ML), Peter Lusardi (PL), Annette Mathes (AM), Mary Jane McMillan (MJM), Bill Oyler (BO), Richard Pohner (RP), Dan Richards (DR), Marc Robinson (MR), Jim Rocco (JR), Matt Sabatine (MSa), Sue Schmoyer (SS), Dave Schwenk (DS), Mark Shope (MS), Ron Singer (RSi), Darrell Smith (DSm), Bob Snyder (BSn), Bob Stewart (BSt), Joseph Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Alan Wells (AW), Linda Whitesel (LW), Fred Wilcox (FW), Andy Wilson (AWi), Eric Witmer (EW), Doug Wood (DW), Chuck Yohn (CY) and Alan Youse (AY). I apologize if I have misspelled their names and I will also refrain from naming that person on request.


I would also like to point out that one of the people who regularly reports to the hotline is Bob Schutsky, owner of BIRD TREKS Tours. He leads birding tours in other areas of North and Central America. You can contact him at 717-548-3303 or at his new web site:
http://www.birdtreks.com"
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Mark A. McConaughy      TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468      (724) 527-5585 x103
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