- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* March 26, 2015
* PACE1503.26
Bird Highlights
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Dauphin & Union Cos.)
ROSS'S GOOSE (Lancaster/Lebanon Co.)
CACKLING GOOSE (Centre, Lancaster/Lebanon, Lebanon & Union Cos.)
TRUMPETER SWAN (Lancaster Co.)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Lancaster & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
EARED GREBE (York Co.)
AMERICAN BITTERN (Centre Co.)
SANDHILL CRANE (Centre & Union Cos.)
LITTLE GULL (Lancaster Co.)
NORTHERN SHRIKE (Lancaster/Lebanon Co.) COMMON REDPOLL (Susquehanna & Tioga Cos.)
PINE SISKIN (Adams, Carbon, Centre, Columbia, Cumberland, Franklin, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Perry, Tioga & York Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
March 26, 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 26, 2015.

ADAMS COUNTY:
One PINE SISKIN visited a feeder in East Berlin on March 20 (PK).

Four PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at Lake Meade through March 22 (JVe). Two BALD EAGLES also were observed on March 22 at Lake Meade (JVe).

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen on March 23 at McMillan Woods along Confederate Avenue (EC).

BEDFORD/SOMERSET COUNTIES:
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 58 TURKEY VULTURES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 6 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 11 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 3 GOLDEN EAGLES and 1 AMERICAN KESTREL between March 19 and 24 (BG, BSt, JRo).

CARBON COUNTY:
Up to 6 PINE SISKINS visited feeders in a Palmerton Backyard on March 23 (RR).

One PINE SISKIN was seen through March 23 at 118 Oneida Trail (RB).

Three PINE SISKINS were observed on March 21 in Bowmanstown/Ashfield (RR).

Five PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Lehighton on March 21 (GS).

One dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on March 23 at Beltzville State Park (RR).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Tussey Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 8 TURKEY VULTURES, 3 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 2 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 6 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 19 RED-TAILED HAWK, 28 GOLDEN EAGLES, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 MERLIN between March 19 and 22 (JB, NB). Five CACKLING GEESE were also seen flying past the watch on March 19 (NB).

A flock of 25 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen between March 19 and 23 in a flooded horse pasture adjacent to the 7th Day Adventist Church on the south side of Tadpole Road (JV, CE).

Up to 3 CACKLING GEESE, 3 immature BALD EAGLES and a couple of PINE SISKINS were observed on March 19 at Bald Eagle State Park (NBu, RD).

A flock of 25 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen on March 21 at Fairbrook Wetlands (CE). One AMERICAN BITTERN was present on March 24 (MR, JS, JK, SB, AC, KE, CE, RB, JV).

Up to 50 PINE SISKINS continue to visit the Cochran's feeders through March 21 (JCo).

One ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen on March 21 along I-99/US-220 (EG).

Two SANDHILL CRANES were observed on March 22 at Muddy Paws Marsh (MN).

COLUMBIA COUNTY:
Up to 16 PINE SISKINS continue to be seen through March 22 at Crow Hill Sanctuary (DG).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Two PINE SISKINS continue to be seen through March 20 at Keystone Arms (DK).

Two PINE SISKINS visited feeders at 76 Carlisle Road on March 20 (BF).

Up to 58 PINE SISKINS continue to visit the Strassner's feeders through March 24 (SS).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
Two RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on March 19 in the Susquehanna River from West Fairview (AL, SK, EG, EB, TN). One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was present on March 21 (AG).

One GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was observed on March 22 in a field off of Route 322 in Hershey (PM).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
Up to 160 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through at least March 24 (VB, NM).

At least 3 PINE SISKINS were at feeders along Heisey Road on March 23 (BK, NM).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
Three RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen on March 20 along Harper Hill Road (JK).

Four RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were observed on March 20 along Allison Road (JK).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
Up to 2 EURASIAN WIGEONS continue to be seen through March 23 foraging in a cornfield at Riverfront Park (AE, ML, IG).

One TRUMPETER SWAN was found on March 21 at Conejohela Flats (ME).

Two SNOW BUNTINGS were observed on March 21 in farmland near Ephrata (BC).

One EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on March 22 near Avocet Island in Conejohela Flats (ML).

Two PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 1 LITTLE GULL were observed on March 24 in the Susquehanna River from Lemon Street and John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville (ME).

LANCASTER/LEBANON COUNTIES:
Up to 1 ROSS'S GOOSE, 1 CACKLING GOOSE, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, 1 light and 1 dark morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE continued to be seen through March 22 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (BR, RM, TG, CK, JD, HP, BC, AV, SKl, DT, TB, ZM, HHa, JF, PW, ZA, KB). The PA Game Commission estimated 65,000 SNOW GEESE were present on March 19 (RM). Eighteen RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were observed on March 23 near Auto Stop
1 (RM).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Approximately 50 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen on March 20 mixed in a large flock of various blackbirds along Pine Road (TB).

One LAPLAND LONGSPUR was observed on March 21 along Meadow Lane (RM).

One CACKLING GOOSE was seen on March 21 at Memorial Lake State Park in Fort Indiantown Gap (JD).

One CACKLING GOOSE was observed on March 22 in the flood plain area along State Drive (JF).

One CACKLING GOOSE was found on March 23 along Founderwhite Road (TB).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
Four PINE SISKINS visited the Groshek's feeders on March 20 (JG).

Two PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at 1012 Westminster Road through March 21 (JR).

Up to 9 PINE SISKINS were visiting feeders in Riverside through March 22 (PZ).

LYCOMING COUNTY:
Up to 25 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at a home in Montoursville through March 23 (DB).

Twelve PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at 11133 Route PA-14, McIntyre Ralston on March 19 (NF).

A flock of 40 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at Brushy Ridge through March 23 (EH).

One GLAUCOUS GULL was seen on March 24 at Williamsport Dam (DBr, DB, BBr, BBro).

MONTOUR COUNTY:
Up to 4 PINE SISKINS visited feeders at 13 Kaseville Road through March 21 (PD, BFD).

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY:
One GOLDEN EAGLE was seen soaring over the mountain along State Route 2044 (AK).

PERRY COUNTY:
Five PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders through March 20 at the Bucks View Farm (SJ).

One WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen on March 21 at Newport (VG).

One PINE SISKIN was observed on March 21 at Little Buffalo State Park (AG).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 2 BALD EAGLES, 1 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, 5 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 AMERICAN KESTREL and 1 MERLING on March 23 (LG).

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY:
Six COMMON REDPOLLS visited the McNaught's feeders on March 20 (BM).

TIOGA COUNTY:
Up to 10 PINE SISKINS continue to visit feeders at Celery Place through March 20 (LS).

Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen on March 20 at the wetlands along Route 362 (LS).

One COMMON REDPOLL visited a feeder along Lilac Lane on March 20 (HR).

Up to 8 PINE SISKINS visited feeders in Knapp through March 24 (DP).

Fifteen PINE SISKINS visited the William's feeders on March 21 (WC).

One RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on March 20 along the island beach and bay up to the Route 37 Bridge (PKr).

UNION COUNTY:
Up to 1 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 4 CACKLING GEEOSE and 3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen between March 19 and 22 near the Wal-Mart and Delta Place Depot in Lewisburg (JW, SP, BB, AK, MH, HH, LSh).

YORK COUNTY:
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen through March 19 at William H. Kain County Park (CKl). One EARED GREBE was present on March 24 (CKl).

Two PINE SISKINS visited feeders on March 20 at Copper Leaf Ridge (MS).

Two PINE SISKINS visited the Clifton's feeder on March 20 (WC).

Two PINE SISKINS were seen on March 20 at 53 S. York Street in Goldsboro (BS).

One PINE SISKIN visited a city of York yard on March 23 (AP).

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), Brent Bacon (BB), V. Barnes (VB), Kathy Becker (KB), Tim Becker (TB), Rob Bergstresser (RB), Ed Bernot (EB), Jason Bojczyk (JB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Susan Braun (SB), Bob Brown (BBr), Bobby Brown (BBro), David Brown (DB), Deb Brown (DBr), Nan Butkovich (NBu), Bruce Carl (BC), Alyssia Church (AC), William Clifton (WC), Evan Coates (EC), Jack Cochran (JCo), John Corcoran (JC), Paul Dennehy (PD), Jarrod Derr (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Carl Engstrom (CE), Kurt Engstrom (KE), Mike Epler (ME), Amy Evans (AE), Jim Fiorentino (JF), Brenda Fischer-Dennehy (BFD), Bill Franz (BF), Norwood Frederick (NF), Thomas Galaskewicz (TG), Ian Gardner (IG), Vernon Gauthier (VG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Elora Grahame (EG), Jerret Groshek (JF), Douglas Gross (DG), Al Guarente (AG), Eric Hartshaw (EH), Holly Hartshorne (HHa), Henry Heintzelman (HH), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Steven Johnson (SJ), Stefan Karkuff (SK), Jon Kauffman (JK), Bob Keener (BK), Phil Keener (PK), Andy Keister (AK), Dave Kerr (DK), Chuck Kling (CKl), Stephen Kloiber (SKl), Philip Krajewski (PKr), Carol Kuniholm (CK), Alex Lamoreaux (AL), Meredith Lombard (ML), Nancy Magnusson (NM), Bruce McNaught (BM), Zachary Millen (ZM), Randy Miller (RM), Paige Morabito (PM), Mark Nale (MN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Ann Pettigrew (AP), Holger Pflicke (HP), Steve Pinkerton (SP), Dale Plumley (DP), Rich Rehrig (RR), Jim Ridolfi (JR), Barb Ritzheimer (BR), Jim Rocco (JRo), Matthew Rockmore (MR), Holly Ross (HR), Glenn Schoch (GS), Mark Schuch (MS), Brian Shade (BS), Lauren Shaffer (LSh), Jerod Skebo (JS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Susan Strassner (SS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Danny Tyler (DT), Anthony VanSchoor (AV), Jason Verdier (JVe), Joe Verica (JV), Jason Weller (JW), Patty Werth (PW) 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:
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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