- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* April 15, 2015
* PACE1504.15
Bird Highlights
TRUMPETER SWAN (Bedford Co.)
EARED GREBE (Lancaster/Lebanon & Montour Cos.)
GLOSSY IBIS (Lancaster & Lebanon Cos.)
WHITE PELICAN (Lancaster Co.)
MISSISSIPPI KITE (Cumberland Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Adams, Carbon, Center, Cumberland, Franklin, Perry, Tioga & York Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
April 15, 2015
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 Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

ADAMS COUNTY:
Five PINE SISKINS were seen on April 9 flying over Plank Gym at Gettysburg College (AW).

Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Lake Meade through April 12 (JVe).

BEDFORD COUNTY:
One RED-THROATED LOON and 1 CASPIAN TERN were seen on April 12 at Shawnee State Park (PD, BFD).

One TRUMPETER SWAN and 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were observed on April 12 at Gordon Lake and Lake Koon (LL).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET COUNTIES:
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 10 TURKEY VULTURES, 1 OSPREY, 3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 5 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 39 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and 16 RED-TAILED HAWKS between April 9 and 12 (DBo, BSt).

BLAIR COUNTY:
One RED-THROATED LOON was seen between April 10 and 12 at Reese's Pond (MN, LCa, JCa).

CARBON COUNTY:
One RED-THROATED LOON was seen between April 10 and 12 at Beltzville State Park (RR). Three PINE SISKINS also were seen on April 12 (RR).

One to 2 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at 118 Oneida Trail through April 13 (RB).

Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Palmerton through April 10 (RR).

One PINE SISKIN continues to visit feeders in Lehighton through April 12 (GS).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 5 TURKEY VULTURES, 6 OSPREY, 6 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 10 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 127 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 9 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 2 MERLINS between April 9 and 12 (JB, NB, JBe, JK). Two PINE SISKINS also were seen on April 11 (JB, NB).

One SURF SCOTER, 1 RED-THROATED LOON, 1 RED-NECKED GREBE and 1 BALD EAGLE were seen between April 9 and 10 at Bald Eagle State Park (BA, JS, RD, JV, SB, NBu).

Up to 100 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders on the west side of State College through April 14 (JC).

Eight PINE SISKINS were observed on April 10 at the Arboretum at Penn State (MB).

A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard calling on April 11 in Scotia Barrens (JV).

One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 12 at Black Moshannon State Park (DBi).

Two BALD EAGLES were seen on April 12 soaring over the ridge top about 2 miles east of Milesburg along old Route 220/144 (SC, HC).

Up to 15 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Howard through April 14 (MO).

CLEARFIELD COUNTY:
Three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on April 12 at the Curwensville Dam Rec Area (BSc).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
One or 2 PINE SISKINS continue to be seen through at least April 13 at the Keystone Arms (DK).

Up to 32 PINE SISKINS continue to visit the Strassner's feeders through April 13 (SS).

One MERLIN was observed on April 11 along the Meadows Road Trail in Tuscarora State Forest (VG).

Two PINE SISKINS visited feeders at 13 N. Letort Drive on April 12 (HW).

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen on April 13 flying over the Big Spring just north of the intersection of Nealy and Oak Flat Roads (VG).

Up to 20 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at Creek Bottom (AG).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 9 in the Susquehanna River from West Fairview (DK).

Some RUSTY BLACKBIRDS and 3 PINE SISKINS were observed on April 9, the former in a mixed flock of blackbirds, at Highspire Reservoir Park (SH).

Up to 2 RED-THROATED LOONS, 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL and 1 LITTLE GULL were seen between April 10 and 11 in the Susquehanna River from the Heritage Park Access in Marysville (EB, RK).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Up to 60 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through April 13 (VB).

Two VIRGINIA RAILS were calling on April 11 along Sand Bag Road (BO).

One PINE SISKIN was seen on April 11 at Rhodes Grove in the Kauffman Area (BO).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 9 from the 7 points lookout on Raystown Lake (ZA, JK).

One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on April 14 at Lake Perez (JK).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
Up to 7 LITTLE GULLS and 1 BLACK-HEADED GULL were seen between April 11 and 12 in the Susquehanna River near the Route 462 bridge from Wrightsville (DC, SS, KK, AM, JBo, ME).

Two WHITE PELICANS and 2 LITTLE GULLS were observed between April 12 and 13 at Conejohela Flats (BC, LB, SS, AM, DH, TN, IG, PF, ML, VP, EW, KG, AU, ME, MD).

Nine GLOSSY IBISES were seen on April 12 at the Conewago Recreation Trail and Wetlands (CM, MM, BH).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
An EARED GREBE was seen on April 11 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (DB, RM, FH). One RED-NECK GREBE was present on April 13 (TN).

LEBANON COUNTY:
The GLOSSY IBIS continues to be seen between April 9 and 11 along Prescott Road near Iona Road (RM, DB, DY, ME).

Twelve PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on April 13 at the ponds along Fox Road (RM).

MCKEAN COUNTY:
Two SURF SCOTERS were seen on April 11 at the Allegheny Reservoir (JF).

MONTOUR COUNTY:
Two EARED GREBES were seen on April 12 at Montour Preserve (JBa).

PERRY COUNTY:
Four PINE SISKINS were seen on April 10 along Warm Springs Road (VG).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 4 BLACK VULTURES, 16 TURKEY VULTURES, 19 OSPREY, 5 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 16 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 31 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 27 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 11 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between April 9 and 13 (LG, BB, KH, MW, DM, GY, HM).

TIOGA COUNTY:
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on April 10 at the Hammond Lake/Ives Run Rec Area-campground (JCo).

Six PINE SISKINS continue to visit the William's feeders through April 12 (JCo).

Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at Celery Place through April 11 (LS).

One PINE SISKIN was seen on April 11 at LC Place (LS).

Eight PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Hills Creek Estates on April 12 (GT).

Five PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Knapp through April 12 (DP).

YORK COUNTY:
Two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on April 10 at Lake Marburg in Codorus State Park (AP, KL).

Up to 9 CASPIAN TERNS were observed between April 11 and 12 at Lake Redman (DC, AP).

One PINE SISKIN visited feeders in the city of York on April 12 (AP).

Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in the Woodbridge Neighborhood of York (DN).

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: Zachary Adams (ZA), Bryant Antanasio (BA), Barsha Baral (BB), V. Barnes (VB), Jayne Bartlett (JBa), Jason Beale (JBe), Rob Bergstresser (RB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Diane Bierly (DBi), Don Billett (DB), Ed Bernot (EB), Deb Bodenschatz (DBo), Jason Bojczyk (JB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Jerry Book (JBo), Susan Braun (SB), Margaret Brittingham (MB), Nan Butkovich (NBo), Bruce Carl (BC), John Carter (JCa), Lindera Carter (LCa), Paul Dennehy (PD), Harold Cameron (HC), Sally Cameron (SC), Dick Cleary (DC), Jack Cochran (JC), John Cocoran (JCo), Rob Dickerson (RD), Mike Duffy (MD), Mike Epler (ME), John Fedak (JF), Brenda Fischer-Dennehy (BFD), Pamela Fisher (PF), Ian Gardner (IG), Vern Gauthier (VG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Alexander Green (AG), Kim Gruener (KG), Sue Hannon (SH), Kate Harrington (KH), Brian Harris (BH), Fritz Heilman (FH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Dave Kerr (DK), Ramsay Koury (RK), Kathy Kuchwara (KK), Karen Lippy (KL), Meredith Lombard (ML), Lee Loncosky (LL), Chris Markiewicz (CM), Mark Markiewicz (MM), Annette Mathes (AM), Diego Mendez (DM), Holly Merker (HM), Randy Miller (RM), Mark Nale (MN), Dean Newhouse (DN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Mark Ott (MO), Bill Oyler (BO), Vince Pantanella (VP), Ann Pettigrew (AP), Dale Plumley (DP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Brian Schmoke (BSc), Glenn Schoch (GS), Jerod Skebo (JS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Susan Strassner (SS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Gary Tyson (GT), Anthony Uhrich (AU), Jason Verdier (JVe), Joe Verica (JV), Ethan Weaver (EW), Herb Weigl Jr. (HW), Andy Wilson (AW), Matt Wlasniewski (MW), David Yeany II (DY) and Gizem Yilmaz (GY). 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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