* Central Pennsylvania
* July 30, 2015
SNOWY EGRET (Lancaster Co.)
LITTLE BLUE HERON (Adams, Dauphin & Lancaster/Lebanon Cos.)
WHITE IBIS (Dauphin Co.)
COMMON GALLINULE (Adams Co.)
FRANKLIN'S GULL (Cambria Co.)
DICKCISSEL (Lancaster Co.)
PINE SISKIN (Centre & Franklin Cos.)
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
July 30, 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, July 30, 2015.
One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON and 1 COMMON GALLINULE continue to be seen ALONG Gun Club Road marsh at State Game Lands 249 through July 25 (PK, DK, AMc, VG).
One FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen on July 26 at Prince Gallitzin State Park (RL).
Two PINE SISKINS were seen on July 23 along West Main in Boalsburg (AM).
Three BALD EAGLES were observed on July 27 between Benner Springs and Fisherman's Paradise (NB).
One MERLIN was seen on July 26 along I-80 near Mifflinville (KR).
One and possibly 2 juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERONS and 1 juvenile WHITE IBIS continue to be seen through July 26 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (RS, BC, VG, TN, DB, DBr), BB, AG, MV, LB, CK, RD, LC, MH, HH, IG).
Two BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen on July 23 along Shetland Drive (DH).
Four BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen on July 25 in the Little Cove Area (BO).
One PINE SISKIN continues to visit feeders along Laurel Drive through July 26 (VB).
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen on July 23 at Cornpropsts Mill (DG, GG). One LEAST SANDPIPER was present on July 26 (GG).
One SNOWY EGRET was seen on July 25 at Conejohela Flats (BC).
One DICKCISSEL was calling on July 25 in a tree line along the Red/Blue Trail at the Chestnut Grove Natural Area (BC).
One juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen on July 24 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (ME). Two ALDER FLYCATCHERS were observed on July 28 in a wooded thicket behind the museum pond (BC).
One SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen on July 24 at the Kelayres Reclaimed mine lands (JD).
One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be observed through July 26 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).
One SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 1 MERLIN and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON were seen on July 27 at the Forty Fort Rec Fields (JD).
Two MARSH WRENS were seen on July 26 at puddles along the Webster Road rail trail (LS).
Four MARSH WRENS were observed on July 27 at the north end of The Muck (LS).
Seven LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen on July 23 at Lake Redman in William Kain County Park (DN).
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:
V. Barnes (VB), Larry Bernhardt (LB), Nick Bolgiano (NB), Bob Brown (BB), David Brown (DB), Deb Brown (DBr), Bruce Carl (BC), Lou Carpenter (LC), Ian Gardner (IG), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Rob Dickerson (RD), Mike Epler (ME), Vern Gauthier (VG), Deborah Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Al Guarente (AG), Henry Heintzelman (HH), Matthew Heintzelman (MH), Deuane Hoffman (DH), Chad Kauffman (CK), Phil Keener (PK), Dave Kerr (DK), Renee Lubert (RL), Alan MacEachren (AM), Andrew McGann (AMc) Dean Newhouse (DN), Ted Nichols II (TN), Bill Oyler (BO), Kriss Replogle (KR), Rebecca Shirk (RS), Lisa Sumner (LS) and Mark Vass (MV). 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
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P.O. Box 486
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