* Central Pennsylvania
* March 5, 2015
CACKLING GOOSE (Centre Co.)
TRUMPETER SWAN (Centre & Mifflin Cos.)
SHORT-EARED OWL (Adams Co.)
ICELAND GULL (Lancaster Co.)
COMMON REDPOLL (Bradford & Carbon Cos.)
PINE SISKIN (Carbon, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Tioga & York Cos.)
EVENING GROSBEAK (Lebanon Co.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
March 5, 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 Thursday, March 5, 2015.
One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on February 26 at Gettysburg National Military Park (AW).
One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on February 26 along Schriver Road (AW).
Several SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen on February 27 in a field near the intersection of Pumping Station and Cunningham Roads (BP).
One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on February 28 in State Game Lands 249 (PK).
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen on March 1 along Old Westminster Road (MH).
Three PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Lake Meade through at least March 1 (JV).
Two COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on March 1 at 338 Edwards Road (KR).
Eleven PINE SISKINS were seen on February 26 at Bowmanstown/Ashvield (RR).
Three COMMON REDPOLLS were observed on February 28 visiting feeders at 118 Oneida Trail (RB).
Eight PINE SISKINS were seen on March 1 at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center (RR).
One TRUMPETEER SWAN continues to be observed through March 3 downstream of the Route 150 iron bridge in Milesburg (KE, BCh, SB, KE, CE, NSh, AC, BSc, BA).
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 BLACK VULTURES, 1 TURKEY VULTURE, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKs and 5 GOLDEN EALGES BETWEEN February 25 and March 2 (JB, NB).
One NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was heard calling on the evening of February 28 at Bald Eagle State Park (BA).
Three dark and 2 light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on February 28 along Cemetery, Apple Butter, Middle, Jackson Hill, Quarry and Fiedler Roads close to Woodward (BF, JS).
One CACKLING GOOSE was observed on March 1 at the Centre Furnace Duck Pond (BA).
Six PINE SISKINS were seen on March 4 at feeders in the south end of State College (DBi).
Five PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Treasure Lake on February 28 (DR).
A flock of around 200 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders near DuBois (MA).
One SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on February 27 in fields along Route 80 near Lion's Gate in Scott Township (DG).
A flock of up to 15 PINE SISKINS visited feeders a Crow Hill Sanctuary between March 1 and 2 (DG).
A flock of 20 PINE SISKINS were at the Keister's feeders on March 3 (AK).
One PINE SISKIN continues to be seen through at least February 26 at feeders at 4th and Front Streets in Children's Lake (DK).
Up to 8 PINE SISKINS were observed between February 26 and March 3 at the feeders at Keystone Arms in Middlesex Township (DK).
Up to 40 PINE SISKINS continue to visit the Strassner's feeders through at least March 3 (SS).
Four PINE SISKINS were seen on February 26 at 111 B West Big Spring Avenue (VG).
Two PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Kent Drive on February 26 (EG).
A flock of 23 PINE SISKINS were observed on February 28 at Kings Gap Environmental Center (VG).
One ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on March 1 along Route 944 between Sherwood Drive and Mountain Road east of Carlisle Springs (RF).
One LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 70 SNOW BUNTINGS was observed on March 3 along Mud Level Road (VG).
One BALD EAGLE was seen fishing near the Clarks Ferry Bridge on February 27 (DR).
A large flock of up to 250 PINE SISKINS are visiting feeders in Dauphin on a daily basis through February 27 (DR).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was observed on March 1 in the Susquehanna River from Locust Street in Dauphin (EG).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on March 2 in the Susquehanna River from Wormleysburg (TN, VG).
Up to 120 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through at least March 2 (VB, NM).
One PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on February 27 along North Main Street in Chambersburg (BO).
A light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on March 1 in a field along Stone Bridge Road near its intersection of Guitner Road (BO).
One LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on March 1 in a field along Shinham Road among a flock of HORNED LARKS (BO).
Five PINE SISKINS visited feeders at 1216 Wilson Avenue in Chambersburg on March 1 (BO).
Ten SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on March 3 just east of Petersburg along Route 305 among a flock of 200 HORNED LARKS (JK).
Up to 1 WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 1 BALD EAGLE, 1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen between February 26 and 28 in or over the Susquehanna River from Wrightsville (ML, SSt, DC, ME, LB, FB, JH, CBe).
A PINE WARBLER continues its daily visit to a suet feeder at 239 Miller Road through at least February 26 (ZM).
Up to 6 PINE SISKINS were observed between February 26 and March 3 at feeders along Church Street in Bowmansville (AH).
Four PINE SISKINS were seen on February 27 at Pilgrims Pathway (CG).
Up to 5 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Gap through at least March 3 (PF).
Three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were observed on February 28 in the Susquehanna River across from Kline's Run Park near Long Level (DC, ME, JH). Three WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 4 RED-NECKED GREBES and 1 ICELAND GULL were seen on March 2 in the lake Clark portion of the Susquehanna River from the Lake Clark Marina (CBe, LB, ML).
Four WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on February 28 in the Susquehanna River from Wissler Run Park (PF).
Up to 6 BALD EAGLES, 1 PEREGRINE FALCON and 50 PINE SISKINS have been observed on a daily basis in Peach Bottom Village through February 28 (BS, NS).
One PINE SISKIN was seen on February 28 at a feeder near the Lancaster Airport (CB).
One GOLDEN EAGLE was observed on March 1 at Safe Harbor Dam (AB).
One dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on March 1 along the Conewago Recreation Trail and Wetlands (RvM).
One PINE SISKIN visited feeders off of County Lane on March 1 (LB).
Four PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders in Strasburg through at least March 1 (WD).
Up to 4 PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Brickerville between March 1 and 3 (MT).
One adult BALD EAGLE, 2 light and 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and 1 immature GOLDEN EAGLE were seen on February 26 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (BC). One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed between March 1 and 2 in trees near the Willow Point parking entrance lane (BCh, ACh, TB).
Four RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen on February 26 at Millardsville Quarry (RM).
Up to 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS and 12 SNOW BUNTINGS were observed between February 26 and March 3 among a flock of 150 HORNED LARKS along Meadow Lane (RM, TB).
A light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on February 26 along I-81 between the Fort Indiantown Gap and Grantville Exits (CK).
Nine small flocks totaling 104 individual PINE SISKINS were observed during an outing around Mt. Gretna on February 27 (SH, RM).
One EVENING GROSBEAK came into the Gress feeders on February 28 (GG).
Ten PINE SISKINS were seen on February 26 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).
Twelve PINE SISKINS visited feeders on March 1 at Riverside (PZ).
A flock of up to 140 PINE SISKINS were seen between February 26 and at Brushy Ridge (EH).
A flock of up to 50 PINE SISKINS continue to visit a Montoursville house through at least March 3 (DB, BB).
Twenty-five PINE SISKINS were observed on March 1 at 11133 PA Route 14/McIntyre in Ralston (NF).
One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on March 2 near the Williamsport Dam (EH, DB).
Three TRUMPETER SWANS continue to be seen through at least February 28 at Victory Park (JK, RD).
One ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on February 28 along County Line Road (DP).
Up to 5 PINE SISKINS were observed through March 1 at feeders at 13 Kaseville Road (PD).
Two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on March 2 near the bend in Shady Hill Road (AK).
Eight SNOW BUNTINGS were observed on March 2 near the intersection of Fairview and Bush Roads (AK). One LAPLAND LONGSPUR was along Fairview Road on March 3 (AK).
Four light and 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were seen on March 3 along T407 near Derry (AK).
Seven BALD EAGLES and possibly 1 GOLDEN EAGLE were seen on February 26 at a poultry farm (JW).
Two PINE SISKINS were seen on March 1 at Bucks View Farm (SJ).
Four PINE SISKINS were seen on March 1 at Kelsey Creek Lake (LS).
Four PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Hills Creek Estates on March 1 (GT).
Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS were observed on March 2 at The Muck Rail yard area (JC).
Six PINE SISKINS were seen on February 28 at the Lemon Street Access in Wrightsville (JH).
One light morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was observed on February 28 at Hopewell Township Park (DF).
Four PINE SISKINS visited feeders in York on February 28 (MC).
Five PINE SISKINS were seen on February 28 at 53 S. York Street in Etters (BSh).
Up to 3 PINE SISKINS visited feeders along Sharon Drive in New Cumberland between March 2 and 3 (WC).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on March 3 at William H. Kain Park (CKl).
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:
*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:
The following people have contributed to this report: Bryant Atanasio (BA), Marianne Atkinson (MA), Amanda Bakay (AB), V. Barnes (VB), Fern Bauman (FB), Tim Becker (TB), Rob Bergstresser (RB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Chuck Berthoud (CBe), Diane Bierly (DBi), Jason Bojczyk (JB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Craig Boyhont (CB), Susan Braun (SB), Bobby Brown (BB), David Brown (DB), Bruce Carl (BC), Audrey Chambers (ACh), Bill Chambers (BCh), Alyssia Church (AC), Dick Cleary (DC), William Clifton (WC), John Corcoran (JC), Mary Creager (MC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Paul Dennehy (PD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Walt Durling (WD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike Epler (ME), David Farner (DF), Pamela Fisher (PF), Bob Fowles (BF), Norwood Frederick (NF), Ron Freed (RF), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Elora Grahame (EG), George Gress (GG), Carleton Groff (CG), Douglas Gross (DG), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Jonathan Heller (JH), Meredith Hopkins (MH), Sid Hostetter (SH), Anne Hurst (AH), Steven Johnson (SJ), Jon Kauffman (JK), Phil Keener (PK), Andy Keister (AK), Dave Kerr (DK), Chuck Kling (CKl), Chandra Kotzatowski (CK), Meredith Lombard (ML), Nancy Magnusson (NM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Roscoe van Muylwyk (RvM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Dale Plumley (DP), Bonita Portzline (BP), Kevin Raymond (KR), Rich Rehrig (RR), Deb Ruby (DR), Brian Schmoke (BSc), Bob Schutsky (BS), Nancy Schutsky (NS), Brian Shade (BSh), Nate Shipley (NSh), Stan Stahl (SSt), Susan Strassner (SS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Jesse Swarey (JS), Melissa Townsend (MT), Gary Tyson (GT), Jason Verdier (JV), Jason Weller (JW), Andy Wilson (AW) and Patricia Zaborsky (PZ). 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:
Mark A. McConaughy TimeTraveler50@comcast.net
Bushy Run Battlefield
P.O. Box 486
Harrison City, PA 15636-0468 (724) 527-5585 x103