- RBA
* Pennsylvania
* Central Pennsylvania
* August 28, 2014
* PACE1408.28
Bird Highlights
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Franklin Co.)
MARSH WREN (Tioga Co.)
- Transcript
Hotline: Central Pennsylvania Birdline
August 28, 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, August 28, 2014.

BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO.
Allegheny Front Hawk Watch reported counting 5 BLACK VULTURES, 9 OSPREY, 15 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 32 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK, 2 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, 240 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 38 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 20 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between August 21 and 26 (EG, TD, BSt, BG, JR).

CENTRE COUNTY:
Up to 1 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS and 1 MOURNING WARBLER were seen between August 22 and 25 at Scotia Barrens (JV, RS).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY:
Waggoner Gap reported counting 12 OSPREY, 24 BALD EAGLES, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 3 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 4 COOPER'S HAWKS, 88 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 22 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 1 GOLDEN EAGLE and 8 AMERICAN KESTRELS between August 21 and 27 (DG, GW, KG, RF).

DAUPHIN COUNTY:
Two juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERONS continue to be seen through at least August 25 at Wildwood Lake in northern Harrisburg (IG, DB, MC, MW, TA, TN, PW, RW, RB, LC).

FRANKLIN COUNTY:
There were 24 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen at Greencastle Reservoir on August 22 (MW).

HUNTINGDON COUNTY:
One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen on August 24 in State Game Lands 322 (GG, LG).

One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was observed on August 25 at Mothersbaugh Swamp (JK).

HUNTINGDON/MIFFLIN:
Stone Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 1 OSPREY, 6 BROAD-WINGED HAWK and 1 RED-TAILED HAWK on August 24 (GG).

LANCASTER COUNTY:
Two OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen on August 23 between Pavilions 1 and 2 in Lancaster County Central Park (JS).

One OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was observed on August 25 along the road to the old fire tower area in State Game Lands 156 (BC).

LEBANON COUNTY:
Second Mountain Hawk Watch reported counting 2 OSPREY, 2 BALD EAGLES, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 22 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 3 RED-TAILED HAWKS and 4 AMERICAN KESTRELS between August 21 and 26 (EC, SC, MCo, RP).

Up to 4 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 4 LEAST SANDPIPERS and 1 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen between August 21 and 26 at the Reistville ponds (RM, DBi).

One MERLIN and 2 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were observed on August 22 off Epler Road at State Game Lands 145 (RM, SH).

LUZERNE COUNTY:
One SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen on August 23 at Plymouth Flats (JD).

One RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was observed on August 23 at Beech Mountain Lakes (JD).

Two BALD EAGLES were seen on August 14 at the Kirby Park Natural Area (SG).

SCHUYKILL/BERKS COUNTIES:
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary reported counting 10 OSPREY, 8 BALD EAGLES, 1 NORTHERN HARRIER, 4 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, 1 COOPER'S HAWK, 48 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 4 RED-TAILED HAWKS, 5 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 1 PEREGRINE FALCON between August 21 and 26 (LG). One YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER also was observed on August 26 (LG).

TIOGA COUNTY:
One BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and 1 MARSH WREN were seen on August 23 at the lower end of Hill Creek (LS).

Two MARSH WRENS were calling from the north end of The Muck on August 24 (LS).

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: Tony Arnold (TA), Don Billet (DBi), David Brown (DB), Robert Blye (RB), Bruce Carl (BC), Lou Carpenter (LC), Ed Chubb (EC), Sue Cooper (SC), Morris Cox (MCo), Mary Creager (MC), Jonathan DeBalko (JD), Tom Dick (TD), Ron Freed (RF), Ian Gardner (IG), Keith Gingrich (KG), Laurie Goodrich (LG), Sandra Goodwin (SG), Bob Gorsuch (BG), Ed Gowarty (EG), Dave Grove (DG), Greg Grove (GG), Lewis Grove (LG), Sid Hostetter (SH), Jon Kauffman (JK), Randy Miller (RM), Ted Nichols II (TN), Richard Pohner (RP), Jim Rocco (JR), Jim Smith (JS), Bob Stewart (BSt), Rob Stone (RS), Lisa Sumner (LS), Joe Verica (JV), Gene Wagner (GW), Patricia Williams (PW), Richard Williams (RW) and Martin Wilson (MW). 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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