RBA western Pennsylvania, 25 March 2017 (two weeks)


Superb Pitta,©Tony Disley

RBA
*Pennsylvania
*Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania
*PAWE03.25.17twoweeks

Highlights:
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Mercer County)
EURASIAN WIGEON (Venango County)
BONAPARTE'S GULL
SHORT-EARED OWL
SNOWY OWL (Crawford County)
FISH CROW (Allegheny County)
LAPLAND LONGSPUR (Mercer County)
AMERICAN PIPIT
SAVANNAH SPARROW
RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Contributors: Tammy Frech Arnold, Brendyn Baptiste, Dave Brooke, John Fla=
nnigan, Gigi Gerben, Steve Gosser, Jim Hausman, Amy Henrici, Bob Machesne=
y, Jerry McWilliams, Clare Nicolls, Steve Sanford, Jack Solomon, Jerry St=
anley, Russ States, Becky Szabo, Mark Vass.

Compiler: Amy Taracido

Saturday, 11 March 2017 through Saturday, 25 March 2017 (TWO WEEKS)

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Transcript-

Please note: COMMON LOON, FOX SPARROW continue to be reported, and FOY TR=
EE SWALLOW was reported.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY:

In McKees Rocks on 3/16, 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS (JF).

Along Strouss Road on 3/17, 1 SAVANNAH SPARROW (JH).

On 3/20 at Frick Park, 1 FISH CROW (JSo).

In Pittsburgh on 3/21, 2 flyover TUNDRA SWANS (JSo).

On 3/23 at Duck Hollow, FISH CROW (JSo).


BEAVER COUNTY:

On 3/24 and 3/25 at Independence Marsh, 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS (FOY), 1 GR=
EATER YELLOWLEGS (FOY) (MVas, BS).


BUTLER COUNTY:

At State Gamelands #95 on 3/12, sightings included NORTHERN PINTAIL (TA).=


On 3/13 at Glade Run Lake, sightings included RUSTY BLACKBIRD (BM).

At Moraine State Park on 3/25, 2 flyover SANDHILL CRANES, 5 RUSTY BLACKBI=
RDS, 1 REDHEAD, 2 CANVASBACKS, 1 MERLIN, 1 AMERICAN PIPIT, 2 BONAPARTE'S =
GULLS, and others (BB).


CRAWFORD COUNTY:

In Beaver Township on 3/12, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (CN).

=46rom 3/13 through 3/24 in the Springboro area, 1 SNOWY OWL; also on 3/1=
6, 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS; also on 3/22, 7 SHORT-EARED OWLS (CN).

At Pymatuning on 3/13, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS (SG).

On 3/20 at Geneva Marsh, 11 TUNDRA SWANS, 4 SANDHILL CRANES (DB).

On 3/20 in northwestern Craword, NORTHERN HARRIER, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, SNO=
WY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL (CN).


ERIE COUNTY:

At Presque Isle on 3/17, sightings included 1 PEREGRINE FALCON; on 3/20, =
1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK; on 3/23, 50 TUNDRA SWANS, 20 HORNED LARKS; on 3/24, =
5 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 2 MERLINS, 1 GREAT EGRET (JM).


MERCER COUNTY:

Near Shenango Lake on 3/14 & 3/19, 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (reporte=
d to SS; AH); on 3/17, 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 87 TUNDRA SWANS (SS=
).

On 3/21 at Lake Wilhelm, sightings included 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 COMMON=
 GOLDENEYE (SS).

At Sandy Lake on 3/21, 4 TUNDRA SWANS (SS).

On 3/25 along Tieline Road, 3 LESSER YELLOWLEGS (FOY), 8 LAPLAND LONGSPUR=
S (MVas).


VENANGO COUNTY:

At Kahle Lake on 3/22, 115 REDHEADS (JSt).

On 3/22 at Two Mile Run Park, 1 EURASIAN WIGEON, 10  LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 4=
 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 REDHEADS (reported to RS); on 3/23, 12 TUNDRA SWANS (RS)=
.


WASHINGTON COUNTY:

At the Hahn Road AMD pond on 3/15, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS (MVas).

On 3/17 at Canonsburg Lake, 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS (JF).

Along Ciaffoni Road on 3/20, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS (JF).

On 3/21 at Lake Joann, 3 REDHEADS (GG).

Along Sutherland Drive on 3/22, 3 NORTHERN PINTAILS (GG).

On 3/22 along Scenic Ridge Drive, 1 REDHEAD (JF).

At Peters Lake on 3/22, 1 TUNDRA SWAN and others (JF).

On 3/23 near Eighty Four, 2 TUNDRA SWANS (GG).

At Mingo Creek County Park on 3/25, 1 COMMON RAVEN (GG).

Amy Taracido
Washington Co., PA

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