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(RTy,DP), andLonglac, Thunder 23 May
                             Bay            Fortuna,NancyFox, TravisFryer,GordGal-       Ed O'Connor, David Okines, Henrietta T.
(FJ).Single          were
           Dickcissels at Pt. PeleeN.P      lant, Carlos      Jacques
                                                        Garcia,     Girard,Geoffrey      O'Neil, Matt Oswald,JessePakkala,Daryl
15 (MJS,                   CS,
        WW) & 27 May(RP, JR),andan          Gooding(GGo), Clive E. Goodwin, Ray          Parsons,WilliamPerry,
                                                                                                             Justin    (JPe),
                                                                                                                   Peter    Jay
                     and
tmm.malewasbanded observed Long at          Gribble, John G. Haggeman, Allan Hale,       Peterson              T.
                                                                                                  (JPs),Stephen Pike, Adam C.
Pt.,Norfolk26-29May(TTH, SAM).A strong      Tiarella T. Hanna, Edvin Harmson,AI Harris   Pinch, Roland Power, Paul D. Pratt, Lauren
                        at
flightof RustyBlackbirds P. E. Pt. mid-     (AHa),Pat& SamHeard,JimHeslop, Tom
                                                                         G.              Rae, Malcolm Rains,Peter Read,Jim Red-
Mar-late peaked 185on29Apr(KFN).
        Apr       at                        Hince, Chris Hines,BrandonR. Holden, Eric    wood,WayneE. Renaud,    fan M. Richards,
                                                                     S.
                                            W Holden,Mark Hubinger, & R. Illing-         Mary Richardson(MRi), Alf Rider,Ron Rid-
Citedobservers  (subregional            in
                            contributors worth,AnitaJacobsen,    FredJennings, Mark      out, BruceRipley,Blyth Robertson (BRo),
boldface): MarisApse,DenisAudette,    Mar- W Jennings, Susan DonJohnston,
                                                            and               Colin      Michelle Rodetick (MRo), Jack Romanow,
     J.
garet C. Bain,DavidBeadle,      TonyBeck, D.Jones,  GrahamJones, Kelly,
                                                                 M.     David Kent,      David Ross,B.Rowe, Gary Sadler, Diane
Michael Biro,TomBolohan
        A.                   (TBo),Jacques Kathy             A.
                                                 Kent,Michael Kielb,  Kingston Field     Salter, Peter Scholtens,
                                                                                                                Michael J. Sefton,
Bouvier,Mike D. Boyd, Howard Brackell, Naturalists, Nathan Klassen,Bob Knudsen,                 L.
                                                                                         Garold Settje,        E.      DonShana-
                                                                                                         Shirley Settje,
Margaret Brackell(MBr),BobBracken,   David SteveLaForest,John Lamey,  Rick Lauzon,                              MichaelJ. Simms
                                                                                         hah (DSh), lan Shanahah,
W. Bradley,       E.
            James Bradley,    DavidBritton James Lesser,
                                                 B.      Dennis Lewington,
                                                                W             Gwen       (MJSi), Roy B.H. Smith, Ellen A. Sinout,
(DBt), Dave Brown (DBr), Dave R. Brown, M. Lewington,    ChrisLewis,G. Little,Mar-             &                 R.
                                                                                         George HelenSpearman, TerrySprague,
Kim & Rick Brown, Christine Brunet, Ken- garet Liubaviucius, Long(SLo),Long
                                                V.             Start                     RodSteinacher,              John
                                                                                                        ColinStephens, Stirrat,
neth G. Burrell,Mike Burrell(MBu), Cindy Point Bird Observatory,  Neff MacDougall,                           Tate,Barbara
                                                                                         Dick Tafel,J. Michael            Taylor,
Cartwirght, Chadwick, Peter
           Pat           J.      Chapman, Stuart A. Mackenzie,V. P Mackenzie,Ross        Tom Thomas, Rick Thornton, Linda & A1
        N.
Barbara Chadton,     BarryS. Cherriere,Ted Mackintosh, Sandy            Bill
                                                            Mackintosh, Madde-           Thrower,Thunder Cape Bird Observatory,
Cheskey,  Kevin Clute, Glenn Coady,   Mark ford, BlakeA. Mann, G. BrockMay,John          DougTozer(DTo), RonaldG. Tozer,James
Cranford, RobertCurry,AndrewDavis,Kip McEachen,      JasonMcGuire(JMcG),KenMcI1-                Rob
                                                                                         Tuffand, Tymstra      AntonVanEerd,
                                                                                                          (RTy),
         Dan
Daynard, Derbyshire,    Bruce Di Labio, wrick, Gretchen McKerlie, Kevin A.
                               M.                                                        Keith Wade, Robert L. Waldhuber,Will We-
Karl Dix (KDi), Robert Z. Dobos, Andrew McLaughlin,Bill McLeod (BMc), J.& B.                                          Wilkes,
                                                                                         ber,RonD. Weir, Margie& Gwenda
Don (ADo), David R. Don, CarolleEady, McMahon, Dagmar & John McNichol,                   John Woodcock, E Allen Woodliffe, Alan
Cheryl E. Edgecombe,   MariennaEgressey, Stephane   Menu (SMe),BrianMoore(BMo),                   Brian  Kirk    •
                                                                                         Wormington, Young, Zufelt.
David H. Elder, Joel H. Ellis, Chris Escort Norm Murr (NMu), Niagara Peninsula
(CEs), Nicholas G. Escott, Jim Fairchild, Hawkwatch,        I.
                                                      Fergus Nicoll,K. Niles,Dinny                        24395
                                                                                         Matthew L. Holder,        Park
                                                                                                              Thorah Boulevard
Steven Favier,
       M.               D.
                 Michael Fitzpatrick,  Sue & Neff Nimmo,Nipissing             Club,
                                                                    Naturalists          Beaverton, LOK (holderkingsley@rogers.corn
                                                                                                Ontario 1AO,



                                         Highlands Ohio Valley
                                     Eastern   &Upper River
                                                              by
                                           spellwas replaced a dramatic      returnto                 B.E.S.E
                                                                                         Abbreviations:      (BaldEagle    Cen-
                                                                                                                       S.P.,
                                           winter in earlyApril. In the east,mid-April                  (BlackSwamp O., OH);
                                                                                         tre,PA);B.S.B.O.           B.
                                           wasmarked a severe
                                                       by         coastalstorm, andits   B.C.S.P (Buck Creek S.E, Clark, OH); C.E
                                           attendant heavy              had
                                                          precipitation immediate                 Flats,Lancaster, Conneaut
                                                                                         Conejohela             PA);
                                                   on
                                           impacts birds   andhrding.In thewest,the                                 OH); C.C.S.E
                                                                                         (Conneaut Harbor, Ashtabula,
                                           inclementweatherheld up migrationfor          (Caesar Creek S.P., Warren/Greene,OH);
                                           weeks, allowing a tremendous
                                                           for               releaseof   C.ER. (Clear Fork Res., Richland/Morrow,
                                                    the
                                           migrants 23-24April thatwasmarked       by    OH); G.L.R.(GreenLaneRes.,Montgomery,
                                           record concentrations   and a few rarities.   PA); Green Bottom (Green Bottom W.M.A.,
                                  Wavemigration,with strong and frequent                 Cabell/Mason,WV); Headlands (Headlands
Victor W. Fazio, III              fallouts, thenorminto May,evenasthe
                                          was                                                  S.P
                                                                                         Beach & N.P, Lake,OH); Hoover(Hoover
Rick Wiltraut                     monthgrewdrier thannormal.This led to                  Res.,Delaware/Franklin,OH); H.W.S.E (Hue-
                                  someremarkable                    mi-
                                                talliesof Neotropical                    ston Woods S.P, Preble/Butler,OH); I.B.A.
         arch                           for
              began a quick ofthe grants mist-netting
                     with thaw                                 For
                                                     operations. all its                   (ImportantBird Area); Killbuck(Killbuck
                    snows
         late-winter ofFebruary.         This                this
                                               upsanddowns, wasa fairlytypical                                         OH);
                                                                                   spring MarshWM.A., Wayne/Holmes, Long-
                 of
         melting an especially    thicksnow migration,           the
                                                          despite pendulum       swingsof brakes(Longbrake  Wedands,  Hardin,OH);
pack left widespread   agricultural  flooding weatherand migratory    movements. first L.N. (L. Nockamixon, Bucks,PA); L.O. (L.
                                                                                   A
throughout western plains
            the         till        into early staterecordfor WestVirginiacamein the Ontelaunee,Berks,PA); M.C.W.M.A. (Middle
                 a
April, providing very hospitable     environ- formof RedKnot.Apartfromlingering      rari- Creek                        PA);
                                                                                                 W.M.A.,Lancaster/Lebanon, Magee
mentfor migrant                                                           the
                 waterfowl. Marchwas tiesfrom the winterseason, outstanding (MageeMarshWM.A., Lucas/Ottawa,
                              Late                                                                                           OH);
marked, it hasbeen
         as            normally late,with find had to be the Yellow-billed Loon in Penn- Metzger(MetzgerMarshW.A., Lucas,
                                 of                                                                                          OH);
dramatic warmth from southern climes. This              a                      acceptance M.W.W. (Miami Whitewater Wetlands,
                                               sylvania, statefirst.And finally,
brought record arrival
                     dates a fewspecies, of a Red-naped
                             for                             Sapsucker White-throat- Hamilton, OH); Ottawa (Ottawa N.W.R., Lu-
                                                                       and
but theeffect neither pervasive so edSwiftfromspring
              was        so            nor                                    to
                                                                   2006added theOhio cas/Ottawa,     OH); PM.C. (Pennsylvania  Mi-
pronounced in previous
             as              years.The warm state list.                                    grationCount;12 May);EW.T.(PennWarner


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    HIGHLANDS OHIO VALLEY
EASTERN   &UPPER RIVER



                                                           and 1200 Ring-necked                        at             29
                                                                                      Ducksat present Longbrakes May(RC).
                                                           DeerCreekS.P.,     Pickaway, 6OH        Four Red-throated   Loonswere reported
                                                           Mar (RR). The 570 Ring-necked across       Ohio31 Mar-15 Apr (JP,      RThet al.),
                                                            Ducks at Green Bottom 10 Mar                                  in
                                                                                                while 12 were reported Pennsylvania           2
                                                                                            as
                                                            (MG, DP) werenoteworthy, Mar-15May. average      An          Regional         saw
                                                                                                                                   flight a
                                                           were up to 1580 at Big Island maximum Common Loon concentration in
                                                           WßM.A.,            OH
                                                                      Marion, 1 Apr (VF), Pennsylvania115onAmbridge Beaver
                                                                                                             of                   Res.,
                                                           where                  by
                                                                   accompanied 480 Red- 16 Apr (MV, GM). Vyingfor Regional                high-
                                                                   and
                                                           heads 715 Lesser        Scaup.                          was
                                                                                          The lightof theseason theremarkable Yel-      ad.
                                                           476 Redheads and 40 Greater          low-billed Loonon the S.R.nearHarrisburg,
                                                                   at
                                                           Scaup East                        7                       PA4-7
                                                                           ForkL., Clermont Cumberland/Dauphin, May(ph.CR,ph.
                                                            Mar (RF) were outstanding JH, vt. RW,m.ob.) for a firststaterecord.The
                                                            counts for sw. Ohio. In and         birdwasobserved    feeding        on
                                                                                                                           mainly crayfish.
   Yellow-billed at Harrisburg,
This           Loon                    4-7    6)
                              Pennsylvania(here May2007     around East Harbor S.P.,Ottawa, OhioEared       Grebes  werein Highland, 10 OH
          afirst
represented state        and well
                    record was documented   bymany.
         byChristopher
Photograph            Bohinski.                             OH 2 Apr, the scaup     concentra- Mar (JMn et al.), at Killbuck18 Mar (C. Fol-
                                                            tion of 9800 included no fewer            et     at           14
                                                                                                Ioway al..), Conneaut Apr(CH),andin
Tract,Bucks,                         Isle
               PA); PI.S.P.(Presque S.P, than500 Greaters                              was             OH
                                                                    (VF). The species re- Huron, 22 Apr (TK), whileupto 2 werein
                                                        on
Erie, PA); R.C.B.(RobertC. Byrd Lock & ported L. Eriethroughout season,       the         with Lake, OH 15-17 Apr (JP,      JT). Four Eared
Dam, Mason,WV); Shawnee(Shawnee &       S.P.                        at
                                                 onelatebirdnoted Maumee S.P.,  Bay Lucas, Grebes Pennsylvania
                                                                                                        in               included    singles in
S.F., Scioto,OH); S.L. (Struble L., Chester, OH 26 May (JMc).Aythya          ducks  lingeredin Dauphin   21-28Mar (TJ,D. Yeany,   m.ob.),  York
PA); SpringValley (SpringValleyW.M.A., Ohio,with 2 Lesser              Scaup Longbrakes
                                                                             at             29 15 Mar (MWe), Delaware23 Mar (AG), and
                  OH);
Warren/Greene, S.R. (Susquehanna                                                                        3
                                           R., May(RC),a Redhead Portage May(GB), Luzerne May (J.DeBalko). Red-necked
                                                                       in        26                                          Few
Dauphin,  PA);W..V.D.N.R.   (WestVirginia  De- and a Canvasback Trumbull, 15 May Grebes were noted in Ohio, while 70+ Red-
                                                                     in           OH
          of
partment Natural      Resources);Y.C.S.P.                                  by                A
                                         (Yel- (CB),whereaccompanied a SurfScoter. neckedGrebeswere reportedthroughout
low CreekS.P.,   Indiana,PA).                                at                  22                           1
                                                 Canvasback GreenBottom May (GR) PennsylvaniaMar-5 May,including high                    a
                                                           late
                                                 wasrecord for WestVirginia.                          of
                                                                                    The return count 17at L.O. 15Apr (KL).Thatdayalso
WATERFOWL         THROUfiHIBIS                   seaduckflight average thew.,withjust saw a fallout of 12 Red-neckeds and 188
                                                               was          in
                                                                in
The high count of GreaterWhite-fronted 32 SurfScoters Ohioledby 8-10at C.ER. Horned                             at
                                                                                                        Grebes B.E.S.P.   (AW).Locally    inter-
Geesewas3 at G.L.R. 1 Mar (KFC). Still note-     16-17Apr (RT,BW); in the e., seaduckre- estingwere Red-necked                    in
                                                                                                                          Grebes Jefferson,
worthyin spring Ohio,a Cackling
                   in                   Goose ports   abounded:  throughout   Pennsylvania, wv 16 Apr (MO), and Trumbull, 22 Apr
                                                                                            up                                     OH
wasat Spring           8                                          5
               Valley Mar (JHg);2 appeared to 30 SurfScoters Apr-2 Mayandmore             than (J.Lucas). Horned
                                                                                                           A                at
                                                                                                                     Grebe S.L.28-29May
17 Mar in Hardin, OH (RC) and 2 the next 100+ White-winged                      7
                                                                        Scoters Mar-2 May (RC,J. McNamara,          AG) waslate.ThreeAmer-
dayin Auglaize, (RA). Snow
                  OH              Goose num- werereported.      ThreeWhite-winged       Scoters ican White Pelicans were at B.C.S.P. 21-25 Mar
     at
bers M.C.W.M.A.              at
                      peaked 180,000   over8- across   WestVirginia            a
                                                                      included coun-
11 Mar (m.ob.), and 3 Ross's  Geesewerethere ty first for Jefferson Apr (MO).
                                                                        16
                               was in
25 Mar (RK, AMa). Another Ross's                Black Scotersnumbered 2 in Beaver,
Berks,PA 26 Mar (KFC). One was studied in                                     PA
                                                PA 15 Mar (GM), one in Chester,
Holmes, 9-10Apr (fide AN). A Ross• 17 Apr (RCo),and oneinlandOhio
       OH              BG,
                                                      24
Goose was at Green Bottom 4-12 Mar (J. bird in Guernsey Mar (ES).A fall-
       DP,                                                   15
Waggy, MG, GR) and one at CowanL., out of ducksat B.E.S.E Apr in-
       OH                          Up cluded White-winged
Clinton, 3-8 Mar (ph. RA,B. Powell).           27           Scotersand
to 3000 Tundra Swans were present at 224 Long-tailed  Ducks(AW). Else-
M.C.W.M.A.                       good where same another Long-
           8-11Mar (fideMM); other            the    day,      77
                                   (RKe)
countsincluded429 at L.O. 10-11 1Vmr            tailed Ducks were on the S.R.,
and 500 over Howard, Centre,PA 25 Mar (B.    Dauphin  (DH, CR);onein Paulding, •
          A
Snyder). Eurasian            was
                    Wigeon at Killbuck OH 6 Maywasunexpected & M.        (D.
22 Apr (RT), possibly same
                       the       bird as one Dunakin); and 2 were still at Canaan
earlier at nearbyFunk Bottoms       W.M.A., Valley N.W.R.,       WV
                                                          Tucker, 16Apr (K.
Wayne, 22-26Mar (LYet al.,JMc,m.ob.); Sturm). The 555 Buffieheadsaround DetectedWest
        OH                                                                               at           Boat
                                                                                               Fairview Launch,               County,
                                                                                                               Dauphin/Cumberland
                                                                                            25March
                                                                                   Pennsylvania         this was      than
                                                                                                   2007, Sora earlier most       aniv-
                                                                                                                             Soras
othermales                 8
            wereat Ottawa Apr (JP)andat Kelleys Erie,OH 23 Apr (TB)and inginthestate springß
                                                    I.,                                      in               byCameron
                                                                                                      Photograph      Rutt.
M.C.W.M.A. 4 Mar (B. Carl, D. Gochnauser). 400 at Y.C.S.E May (LC) werein-
                                                           2
An excellent count of 2200 Northern Pintails         of
                                             dicative thelateseason.   Hooded  Merganser (CT et al.), withoneuntil 21 Apr (RA).Oth-
wasmadeat L.O. 17Mar (RKe);a latepintail x Common       Goldeneye hybrids          with- ers were at DelawareWßM.A., Delaware,OH
                                                                            continue
was G.L 29 May(GF).A Eurasian was in the Region.
    at                              Teal                  Onewasat korainHarbor,     Lo- 30 Mar-1 Apr (J. Burtt eta/.) and Magee4
at JohnHeinz N.W.R.,Philadelphia Mar-5 rain 17 Mar (JP)andanother15 Mar at P.I.S.P. May (E. Bruder).
                                    8                                                                       Twowereat Pymatuning   L.,
Apr (T. Fellenbaum,                                         J.
                      m.ob.), and a Green- (K. Goodblood, Stanley).       LingeringCom- Crawford, 1-5May(I. Frey,
                                                                                                      PA                      and
                                                                                                                        m.ob.), an-
        Teal           Teal           was
winged x Eurasian intergrade at mon Goldeneyes               included at C.E 15 May otherwas on S.R.,Dauphin, 28-29 May
                                                                         2                                              PA
C.E 19-21Apr (BS).                                                         18
                                             (BS) and 2 at kongbrakes May (RC). (fide           DH).
   Waterfowl concentrations in the Scioto R. Roughly15,000-20,000Red-breasted       Mer-     A LeastBitternarrivedat Spring   Valley3
valleywerenotable,  e.g.,4000 Mallards, 400 gansers wereat P.I.S.P. earlyApr (JM).Po- Apr (JHg).American
                                                                  in                                             Bitternswerereported
NorthernPintails,  500 American    Wigeons, tentially         a
                                                     breeding,pairof Ruddy     Ducks                     OH
                                                                                     was from Wayne, 25 Mar (m.ob.)and Berks,


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                                                                                               HIGHLANDSOHIO VALLEY
                                                                                           EASTERN &UPPER RIVER 1



PA25 Mar (MW), with 2 following      at                                                                      grown field near MessiahCollege,
Pickerington   Ponds,  Fairfield, 28
                                 OH                                                                                        15
                                                                                                             Cumberland Mar (CR, A. Stuckert,
Mar (J. Faulkner). Ihe 12 Snowy                                                                              J. Derr).Pending          it
                                                                                                                                review, wouldrep-
        on         in
Egrets P.M.C. Bucks, 12 May  PA                                                                                       the
                                                                                                             resent earliest       springarrivalfor
madean excellent      count (fideAM).         •                                                                              Single
                                                                                                             Pennsylvania. Black           Railswere
Springlit fie Blue Heronsalongthe                                                                                        29
                                                                                                             in Bucks Apr-5 May (DE m.ob.)
Ohio R. drainageare unexpected.                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                             andWestmorelandMay (J.Pember-
This seasonsaw singlesat Indian                                                                              ton, T. Pegnato).  KingRailsgarnered
Creek  WA., Brown, 30 Apr-5 May
                      OH                                                                                     litfie mention with but one noted at
     J.            in
(RF, Stenger), Hamilton, 25      OH                                                                          Magee   5-16May(AB, and JK)    just 2 at
Apr-7 May (J. Nicodemus, J.                                                                                  Springville   Marsh StateNature Pre-
Williams),   withoneup theLitdeMia-                                                                          serve,          OH
                                                                                                                     Seneca, 5 May (TB). Early
mi R. tributaryat SpringValley2-22                                                                           Sorasreached Cumberland,PA 24-31
                                                    Stilt        spring     to            This at
Apr (C. Schooley, LG) andadja- Black-necked isa casual visitor Pennsylvania. one Fogelsville, Mar (L. Usselman al.) and Spring
                    JHb,                                                                                                           et
                                          Lehigh     13-21
                                                County          18) 2007
                                                           (here May       markedfirst
                                                                                  a         record.
                                                                                       county     Photograph
               1-6
centC.C.S.P. Apr (FF) and w. to                                                                              Valley2 Apr (M. Boyd).Of localin-
                                                Malosh.
                                          byGeoff
H.WS.P. May(DR et al.). Thiswas
           23                                                                                                terest were 2 Sandhill Cranes over
coincident   with one at Shady   Watersin Ca- JM);a flock 100wasof         notable Montgomery,Preston,WV 26 Mar (G. Felton) and 2 in
                                                                                    in
bell,WV 3 Apr (WA) for that stateg      earliest PA2 May(R.Grubb).                         Kites
                                                                         FourMississippi in Seneca, 5 May (TB). Notablewere 9 in
                                                                                                              OH
spring          and
        record, another      appeared Chest- Pennsylvania
                                      at                                     in                               PA
                                                                  appeared Berks29 Apr (K. Clinton, 20 Apr (W. Laubscher) 19 in            and
nut Ridge   Regional  Park,Preston/Monongalia,    Grim)and12May(RK,P Saenger),            Lehigh                  PA
                                                                                                15 Lawrence, 17 Mar (PH et al.). One was
                             et
WV 12 May (L. Schwab al.). Litre Blue May(fide                                    28                                 from
                                                             DD),andLancaster May(M. Lom- photographed a plane 2100m in Mi.[-      at
         in
Herons Pennsylvania         included singles in bard,J. Yoder).Re-introduced          breeding Os- flirt,PA29Apr (K. Streidieck). passage
                                                                                                                                      The         of
         PA
Centre, 26-28May (DG, GG),Bucks May preys4                were       by                   WV
                                                               back 21 Marin Wood, (JE). 280 birdsoversw.Ohio 1 Mar-1 Apr (N.
                L.O.
(M. DeBonis), 8 May(S.Schmoyer),                                  flight
                                           and A substantial of migrants             through  Ohio Keller,  m.ob.)   wasabove   average.
      3                      D.
York May(L. Carpenter, Cleary).         Excep- involved20 over Holmes,            OH 26 Apr (D.          A powerfulcoastal    sou'easter broughtan
tionalawayfromL. Erie,a Tricolored       Heron Kline),                  at            of
                                                           withflights Conneaut 31 on the American                               to
                                                                                                                  Oystercatcher L.N. 19 Apr (R.
              at                   OH
waspresent ActonL., Preble, 21 Apr 27th and 22 on the 23rdof Apr,respectively Fergus, JHo,vt. RW,m.ob.); represents
                                                                                                             ph.                        it
(BSset al.). More typicalwas one at Pipe (BG et al., LH, ESet al.). Ihe latter hawkwatch the5th record Pennsylvania. Piping
                                                                                                                      for               Ohio
Creek  WA., Erie,OH 24 May (G. Leidy).Sin- produced remarkablea               flightof 578 Sharp- Plovers                one
                                                                                                              included at Metzger28-29Apr
gle CatdeEgrets                     PA
                    werein Bucks, 28 Apr shinned             Hawks,2323 Broad-winged       Hawks, (ph. S.Durriset al., EK et al.), andup to 2 at
(DF) and 16 May (R. Smith)andanother                                   2
                                             in andanastonishingSwainsong             Hawks(ESet Headlands May(ph.JT,RH,J.McConnor,
                                                                                                                  1-2
Northampton, 25-26Apr (RW).A Yellow- al.). The flightof the 27th alsoproduced
                PA                                                                              56 ph. J. Brumfield). concentration 435
                                                                                                                           A                 of
crowned                  in
           Night-Heron a Lake,OH yard8 Northern Harriers and 863 Broad-winged Semipalmated                                     at
                                                                                                                       Plovers Metzger10 May
May was unexpected       (JP). The Columbus, Hawks.        Single OhioGolden            were
                                                                                 Eagles in Ma- (PR) madethehighspring                      for
                                                                                                                                    record Ohio.
               site              from                      12                       21
OH breeding wasoccupied 25 Mar+ honing Apr(CH), in Wayne Apr(IK), in The flight of American Golden-Plovers
                               was                           16
(fideBWh), and the species an earlyar- Wyandot AprOK),andpassing                       through Ross through Ohiowas
                                                                                                              w.                       as
                                                                                                                            protracted, 1100were
                PA
rival in Bucks, 31 Mar (S. Charkes).              15Apr (D. Hess).    Iwo werestillin theCanaan within the Big Island-Killdeer         PlainsI.B.A.,
   ThirteenGlossy     Ibis recorded amongsix Valley,Tucker,                                                               OH
                                                                     WV 9 Apr (M. Crockette); Wyandot/Marion, 27 Apr (TS), where
Pennsylvania                                                 is
               counties Apr-20 May (m.ob.) breeding likely-innearby
                         7                                                                  VA,
                                                                                  Highland, so 1000had arrived 1 Apr (VF). Elsewhere,
                                                                                                                         by
                            20
wereledby 6 in Chester May (A. Leidig). observers             should                                                        30
                                                                      watch signs breeding 700werein Wyandot Mar (RC) and400 in
                                                                              for       of
              Ibis
FourGlossy at Metzger Aprat-  26                                                                                        3
                                                                                                             Auglaize Apr (TS). A Blackmecked
tained celebrity status,with their                                                                                                PA
                                                                                                             Stilt at Fogelsville, 13-21Maywas
numbers             to
           growing 7 by 12 May (VF,                                                                          a firstfor Lehigh    (DWe,ph. JH, vt.
S. Durris, m.ob.). Singles      were at                                                                •     RW); another was at H.WS.P. 18-21
SandyRidge,Lorain,OH 15 May (C.                                                                              Apr (B. Heck, m.ob.), while 2 ap-
        et
Pierce al.), Spring    Valley 18-20May                                                                       pearedat M.WW. 25 May (FF, N.
(FE LG), and Prairie Oaks, Franklin,                                                                       Cade). Three American Avocetswere
OH 14 May (L. & M. Dudzinsky).                                                                            15
                                                                                                at Y.C.S.P. May (MH). Ohioavocet
                     OH
Threemorewerein Wayne, 11-12                                                                    flocks                      of
                                                                                                       werelimitedto a group 4 at
May (LH, LY, S. Weaver, G.                                                                               29
                                                                                                Metzger Apr (EK et al.).
Hochstetler),with a White-facedIbis                                                                                to
                                                                                                   Willetscontinue show   verywell
joining them on the 11th. Another                                                                                  of
                                                                                                in Ohio,withflocks 26 at Magee  26
                                         Junco,      far
White-faced joined the lone re- Oregon reported more than
            Ibis                                            olten documented            was
                                                                            inPennsylvania,well Apr (D. Friedman),15 at M.W.W. 16
                                              inEast
                                    photographed Allen          Northampton on18March
                                                         Township,       County        2007.
mainingMageeGlossy    Ibis 29 May Photograph FigInc
                                            byJim
                                                                                                May(FF), i0 at Columbia        Lo-
                                                                                                                        Station,
 (KK).WestVirginia        in
                   shared thePle-                                                               rain, OH 2 May (R. Harlan), i0 at
gadisbounty,with a Glossyappearing                 in
                                       at activity West            as
                                                            Virginia well.Thefinaltally Metzger Apr (EKet al.),and9 at Ddaware
                                                                                                 29
Green         6-8                                              at      Mr.
      Bottom May (MG, WA, P.Thom). of GoldenEagles Tussey Hawkwatch, S.P.,                              OH
                                                                                              Delaware, 5 May (J. Stenger).   This
                                           Huntingdon/Centre,                                   was
                                                               PA was152 (A. Haimon). passage also               in
                                                                                                         recorded West  Virginia---4
VULTURES    THROUGH      TERNS              Peregrine Falcons nested           in
                                                                    successfullyRead- birdsat R.C.B.27 Apr (WA) and onein Put-
Black Vultures                                         for      PA
              ventured to L. ErieI Apr in ing,a first Berks, (B.Uhrich).
                      n.                                                                  nam29 Apr (K. Kazmierski).  Alwaysrare in
Lake, (IP) and26 Mar in Erie,PA(2 birds;
     OH                                       A Yellow Rail was discovered in an over-          a              in       WV
                                                                                          spring, StiltSandpiper Wood, 16May


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0E, J. TharpII) wasa county           (DR), and 2 appeared C.C.S.P. May (A.
                          first.The only                  at        9                                          (D.
                                                                                              was encouraging Ferry,C. Kauffman,
other       came
      reports     fromWayne, 12 May
                             OH              withonethere May(LG). NearL.
                                      Oliver),             24                                 CR).Whip-poor-willsarriving Aprin Scioto
                                                                                                                        2
(ES) andClinton, 21 May (LG). Whim-
                 OH                                  wereat Metzget12-26May
                                      Erie,individuals                                                            OH
                                                                                              (Z. Allen)andMeigs, (T. Morman)    were
brelsbypassed withjustoneflockof 3
              Ohio,                   (PG,A. Sewell,BSs), Summit May(GB),
                                                        in       21                                    by               PA
                                                                                              preceded onein Indiana, 27 Mar (K.
                                                    27
notedat Maumee S.E,Lucas, 26 May andin Hancock May(RC).An ad.Califor-
              Bay          OH                                                                 Dudt,fide                        in
                                                                                                       MH). A Chuck-will's-widowBut-
OMc). Oneat M.W.W.23 May (PW) wasex- nia Gull wasclosely studied Green
                                                               at      Pond,                  ler,OH 3 May (DR) wasunexpected.Yellow-
         for                                       PA
                                 sin- Northampton, 26 Mar, for a firstcounty
ceptional sw.Ohio.In Pennsylvania,                                                            billed Cuckoosarrived24 Apr in Clermont,
gleswere at Litfie Blue L., Beaver27 May       record (DD). Six Iceland Gulls and 5 Glau-                      WV O- Benedetti).
                                                                                               OH (RF) and Wood,
(MV), EI.S.E21 May (E. Hall), Dauphin29 cous  Gullswereat PI.S.P6-8 Apr (JM),and7                        Flycatcher
                                                                                          A Scissor-tailed         wasat Hunt-
May(TJ),while9 were overhead Washing- Icelands
                              in                 wereat PW.T.14 Apr,with onelin-        ington           Cuyahoga, 23Apr (L.
                                                                                              Reservation,        OH
ton28 May(A. Berchin). Spotted
                     A          Sandpiper geringthrough12 May (DF). Anotherre-                      part
                                                                                        Richardson), of a massive   waveof mi-
                                                              16
1 Aprin Wyandot, (RC)wasexceptionally mainedat Conneaut May (CH) in the
               OH                                                                            into                that   A
                                                                                        grants theL. Erieregion day. Bell's
     The
early. average arrival Tringa a Less- company 2 Lesser
                     of        saw                of         Black-backed Gulls.A       Vireowasbackon the Ohio State University
erYellowlegsPreble, by9 Mar (CT) and lateGlaucous in Northampton, 29 Apr
           in      OH                                was                 PA                     10               A
                                                                                        campus May (A. Betuel). pair of Blue-
                   WV 13 Mar 0&JP).
a Greaterin Summers,                           (DD). A total of 456 Lesser Black-backed headed Vireos       in
                                                                                                     engaged pre-copulatorydis-
       migration generally
Calidris       was         normal,                                                          playat Hanging Rock,        OH
                                                                                                                Lawrence, 30
but a LeastSandpiper C.C.S.E 30
                     at                                                                            Mar (VF) were in suitablehabitat for
Mar-1 Apr (RA,FF) wascoincident
                             with                                                                         A
                                                                                                   nesting. Loggerhead  Shrikewasmist-
      wave Pectoral
anearly   of                in-
                  Sandpipers,                                                                      netted5 May at Navarre Marsh,Ottawa,
eluding in Hardin
      450       (RC),390in Mar-                                                                                     the      is
                                                                                                   OH (ph.B.S.B.O.); speciesrare   and
ion (VF), and 123 in Ottawa(TB) on the                                                             declining            the
                                                                                                            throughout Region,     and
             Sandpiper wintered
30th.The Least       that                                                                                                 of
                                                                                                   thisisonlythe4threcord thepast10
             PA
in Cumberland, continuedthrough9                                                                   years            L.         One
                                                                                                         withinOhio's ErieBasin. re-
Mar (CR, V. Gauthier,m.ob.). A concen-                                                             ported            OH
                                                                                                          fromAdams, 19-27Mar was
trationof 500 Least            was
                    Sandpipers tal-                                                                             breeding (P Whan).A
                                                                                                   at a potential      site
liedat EW.T. May(DF).TheR.C.B.
             16                     at-                                                            West         report
                                                                                                         Virginia         from
                                                                                                                     came Jefferson
        250
tracted Least, Semipalmated.
                  50               and                                                             14Mar (MO); breeding withinthatstate
10 White-rumped    Sandpipers May
                               16                                                                  in 2006 was limited to Hardy (fide
(WA).In theWestVirginia   panhandle,  a                                                              W.V.D.N.R.), while Grant and Greenbriar
3rd record White-rumped
            of               Sandpiper                                                               may be the only othersource the   of
and44 Least  Sandpipers notable This Bunting byGeorge
                        were        16     Lazuli     found          Franchois (here March at
                                                                            on4     8)      2007            in              One
                                                                                                     species theRegion. found         during
                                           Hill,         County the
                                        Red Montgomery was third               for
                                                                          record Pennsylvania  seen
                                                                                             and
& 18May inJefferson   (MO). A Western bymany                                                         the winternear Gettysburg,    Adams,  PA
                                                     10    Photogra• Howard fskin.
                                               through April.         by      B.
Sandpiper at OrwellMarsh,
           was                Ashtabu-                                                               continuedthrough5 Mar (m.ob.). A
ia, OH 31 May (CH). Dunlintopped at Gulls betweentwo sitesin Bucks,PA 17 Mar Common Raven at EI.S.P 26 Mar added to a
                                      out
3050atMetzget May(PR).Harkening
                10                                               at
                                       back hadthemajority L.N. (B.Etter).At Lorain spate recent      of                 for
                                                                                                                records the L. Erie shore
to a bygone  day,18 RedKnots downat Harbor,Lorain,OH 17 Mar, therewere 5 Less- 0M).
                                set
Metzget16 May (ES);5 werethere28 May er Black-backed           Gulls, 3 Glaucous   Gulls, and      PurpleMartinswerewidelynotedacross
(KK). A RedKnotat R.C.B.14-15May (WA, 2 apparent         Great                                                           25
                                                                Black-backed x Herring OhioandWestVirginia Mar,withonen. to
                                                                              Gull
ph. MO, DB, m.ob.) wasa statefirst,after Gullhybrids       0P). TheCentral    Basin Cuya- L. Erie 0P). Two NorthernRough-winged
                                                                                    in
three near-misses                                                                                         had
                 previously theOhioside hogaand Lake,OH hostedup to 9 Lesser Swallows arrived Dauphin, by 19
                           on                                                                                           in          PA
of the OhioR. Single Red-necked  Phalaropes Black-backed                                                         in
                                                             Gullsin earlyApr (G. Cud- Mar (TJ).Singles Clermont, 22 Mar (D.   OH
wereat Longbrakes                                                                                      Jr.)
                    16-19May (AB,RC), at worth,m.ob.).The onlyinlandOhioreports Morse, andin Guernsey, 24 Mar (ES)            OH
R.C.B.16 May (WA), and S.L. 26 May (L. came from C.ER. 17 Apr (RI) and were                                       The        was
                                                                                                     exceptional. latter accompanied
Lewis, NP). By theendof theperiod, Wil- Columbiana 22 Mar (D. Koch). Ihe 46 by a BarnSwallow;
                                     3                                                                               another  earlyBarnSwal-
son's Phalaropes returnedto a recent Forster's
                  had                                  Terns Y.C.S.P May (LC) and32 low was at M.W.W.the day before(S. Pe-
                                                              at         2
breeding in Hardin,
         site           OH (RC). A migrant at Mosquito Trumbuii, 15 May were likan). Two Cliff Swallows 26-29 Mar in
                                                           L.,             OH
wasin Lebanon, 19 May OH)
                PA                            good spring counts   (CB).OhioCaspian                      OH
                                                                                       Terns Portage, (GB,A. Barfiey)                 all
                                                                                                                              predated oth-
                                                       at           28
   A LittleGull wasa flybyin Lake,OH 31 appeared Hoover Mar (G. Stauffer)                                         A
                                                                                         and ersby twoweeks. Black-capped          Chickadee
Mar 0P). Outstanding 9 alongtheS.R. in Hamilton,OH 29 Mar (B. Hull).
                       were                                                                      waswells.ofnormal          7
                                                                                                                      range Aprin Hamilton,
in Dauphin Mar (TJ,DH, S.Hayes) 6
            25                        and                                                                             A
                                                                                                 OH (R. Canterbury). singing    maleGolden-
on the S.R.in Lancaster/York Mar OH). A
                            31                DOVES   THROUGH         FINCHES                    crowned         at           S.E,
                                                                                                         Kinglet Mohican Ashland,         OH
Black-headed along S.R.in Dauphin, Eurasian Collared-Doves
              Gull      the                                                  continued     at    12 May was in potentialbreeding      habitat
PA 30-31 Mar (CR) furnished 3rd county Coatesville,
                              a                                       PA
                                                           Chester, 28 Mar, although (ES).So manyRuby-crowned                   Kinglets win-
                                                        has
record.An amazingmovement 75,000 breeding not yet beenconfirmed
                                 of                                                    (LL), teredacross     Ohio that detecting    early mi-
            Gulls
Bonaparte's past      PI.S.P Apr 0M) may and another
                            5                              wasat Campbeltown,                          is
                                                                                    Lebanon, grants problematic.        Difficultexamples in-
well establish a record count for L. Erie.    PA 14 Apr (NP). A White-winged       Dovewas clude             in            22
                                                                                                      singles Hamilton Mar (K. Westen-
Laughing  Gulls                 in                        OH
                werewidespread Ohio,ar- in Delaware, 28 Apr 0Hg, D. Collops                                          25
                                                                                          ph. doff)andin Licking Mar (M. Bowman),          al-
                 29
rivingat Hoover Apr (K. Davies),     with 2 IS). A BarnOwl wasreported          fromWetzei, though in Seneca Mar (TB)werenewar-
                                                                                                        6           31
there 5 May (BWh). Two more were at WV 2 May (A. Sabatine),                                            A
                                                                          wherethe species' rivals. hostof GrayCatbird           reportsfrom
B.C.S.E same (D. Overacker).
        the      day                  These status is unclear. The total of 19 Barn Owls on lateMar in Ohio werenm accompanied             by
birds              by                27
     werepreceded oneat H.W.S.P Apr PM.C.in Lycoming,               Juniata, Cumberlanddetails, one waspresent Franklin
                                                                                                        but
                                                                            and                                                in          30


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                                                                                         HIGHLANDSOHIO VALLEY
                                                                                     EASTERN &UPPER RIVER 1



Mar (VF). The Townsend's  Solitairepresent Sparrowon territoryat The Wilds, Musk- from Highlands, was
                                                                                          the                        by
                                                                                                       one driven wintry
m Erie, PA during the winter was seen ingum, 26 Mar wasextraordinarily
                                                 OH                                          to            OH
                                                                               early weather a Columbus, feeder      12-16Apr
through Mar (M. Anderson,
        25                  mob.).                    A
                                           (J.Larson). Harris's        was
                                                                Sparrow foundin (ph.B.Master),                for
                                                                                                   exceptional bothdate    and
   Two Lawrence's Warblers were found in   Cincinnati28-29Apr (PW,m.ob.).The win- location.
                                                bird          OH
Cumberland, 11-16May (RK, CR, AMa). tering in Holmes, waspresent
            PA                                                              through
             OH
The Franklin, wintering   Orange-crowned early                           A
                                                May (Eli D. Miller,m.ob.). Gambel's Addenda:A Red-naped     Sapsucker  was in
Warbler      a              8 Mar
       made lastappearance (ph.N. White-crowned                   was
                                                         Sparrow e. to EI.S.E16 Holmes, 4-10 Apr 2006 (ph. CT, m.ob)
                                                                                             OH
Nye). SingleBlack-and-whiteWarblers  were May (JM). A male Oregon   Junco7 May at for a first state record. A White-throated
           2
at Shawnee Apr (RR) andin Summers,    WV Headlands established a new late date for            in      OH
                                                                                     Swiftwas Lucas, 2 Apr2006(E. Pierce,
               A
24 Mar (J&JP). record-early  Prothonotary Ohio(ph.JT,C. Takacs,  mob.), whilefarther J.Johnson, Reyda, Vogus) a firststate
                                                                                                R.     D.        for
Warbler 29 Mar in Montgomery,     OH (R. e. alongL. Erie's shoreline, at P.I.S.P.
                                                                    one          18 record. A Eurasian Collared-Dove was in
Williams) was coincidentwith the summer- May (JM, MW) was extraordinary.   Another Licking, 15Apr-24May2006(N. Surrat)
                                                                                            OH
like warmth of that week. Northern Parulas    was at Moraine S.E, Butler, PA 17 Mar (PH,
           2                            (M.
followed Apr,bothin Cincinnati Bo- MF, J. Valimont), while the wintering Contributors                           and subregional    editors (in
gosian)  and Columbus, (S. Landes).
                           OH                Up Northampton, birdwasnicely
                                                              PA                  documented boldface):OHIO: Aaron Boone(AB), Rick
to 13 Yellow-throated Warblers in Lawrence       18 Mar (ph.J. Figlar).A Lincoln's  Sparrow Asamoto (RA), Tom Bartlett (TB), Carole
                                                                                             8
and onein Gallia,OH 30 Mar (VF) werewell Aprin Randolph, (CRr)wasearly
                                                                 WV                            Babyak   (CB), Gregory     Bennett  (GB), Rick
aheadof schedule,   and one at PrinceGallitzin     A Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Calamus         Counts  (RC),Victor   Fazio (VF),Robert   Foppe
               PA
SP.,Cambria, 14Apr (R.Bower)           provided Swamp,             OH
                                                         Pickaway, 3 Mar (W.Grody)       like- (RF), Frank Frick, Larry Gara (LG), Paul
a firstcounty           A
               record. Black-throated     Green ly wintered  locally, too a female
                                                                     so                Indigo Gardner    (PG),Bruce    Glick(BG),  John  Hablg
Warbler had reached the L. Erie shore in                 at
                                                 Bunting a feeder   nearQuarryville,  Lancast- (JHg), Hannikman
                                                                                                     Ray                (RH),LeviHochstetler
Lake,OH by 3 Apr (JP).An earlyBlackpoll er,PA18Mar (DWe).A male               LazuliBunting (LH), Craig     Holt (CH), KennKaufman        (KK),
Warbler  wasin Cumberland, 26 Apr (RK). waspresent Red Hill, Montgomery, 4 Ned Keller,EthanKistler(EK),JohnKuenzh
                              PA                             in                          PA
                in            OH
Oneremained Columbus, 2Jun (RTh), Mar-10 Apr (GF,ph. H. Eskin,vt. RW), rep- (JK), Jim McCormac (JMc), Jim McMahon
                   in         WV
while2 lingered Wetzel, 31 May (W. resenting 3rd staterecord. malePainting (JMn),John Pogacnik
                                                           a                 A                                           (JP),Paul Podewald
Jartell).An earlyPalmWarbler       wasin Erie, Bunting in Meshoppen,
                                                          was                 Wyoming, 6 (PR),Robert
                                                                                         PA                  Royse  (RR),DavidRussell     (DR),
PA 26 Mar (K. Anderson),and a YellowPalm May (J.Skinner).         Dickcissel                                   (ES),
                                                                             reports Penn- Ed Schlabach TroyShiveley
                                                                                     in                                             (TS),Jerry
was in Lorain, OH 31 Mar (T. Colborn). A sylvania        included in Allegheny May(DW, Talkington TomKemp
                                                                  2              22                        (JT),             (TK),Brad   Sparks
Pine Warblerwinteringin Warren,                                            12
                                        OH re- MF), one in Cumberland Mar (M. & D. (BSs),RogerTroutman(RT), Rob Thorn
                   12
mainedthrough Apr (ph. L. Greene).            A Snell)and12 May (DaveGrove), onein (RTh),Casey
                                                                                   and                       Tucker   (CT),Ben  Warner   (BW),
well-studied Connecticut Warbler at Green        Berks1 Mar-1 May (D. Kendall).Yellow- BillWhan(BWh),Paul               Wharton   (PW),Leroy
Bottom Apr (MG,WA) represented of headed
         29                               one           Blackbirds widespread Ohio, Yoder (LY). PENNSYLVANIA: Lee Carnahan
                                                                   were              in
                       in             A
veryfewAprrecords theRegion. singing with 2 at Springville            MarshS.N.E,Seneca     14 (LC), RobertCook (RCo),KevinE Crilley
Swainson's                            in
             Warbler was present North Apr (TB),onein Highland Apr (J.Moore), (KFC), DaveDeReamus
                                                                           29                                            (DD-EasternPABird-
Fayette  Twp., Allegheny, 12May+(E & C. another Cuyahoga Apr (fide
                           PA                            in           21           VF), while line), Devich Farbotnik (DF), Mike F1-
McCullough, E ph. GM, DW). Louisiana onehadreturned Magee Mar (TB). In alkovich(MF), GeorgeFranchois
               M                                                  to         30                                                        (GF), A1
                 were              and
Waterthrushes in Summers Jefferson, Pennsylvania,              individuals  werein Delaware Guarente      (AG),DebGrove     (DG),GregGrove
WV 26 Mar (J&JP,      MO), afterappearing    24 23 Mar-8 Apr (AG,m.ob.)andNorthampton, (GG), JasonHorn OHo), JonathanHeller
Mar in Clermont, OH (L. Romine) and PA 26 Apr (K. Sieminski). Brewer's      A           Black- (JH),PaulHess(PH),Margaret       Higbee   (MH),
            PA
Lawrence, (J. Mason). ExtralimitalSum- bird wasin Allegheny, 26 Mar (E & S. Armas Hill (AH; Philadelphia Birdline),
                                                                        PA
mer Tanagers Pennsylvania
                in                included  sin- Lynch).Threewerereported        from Indian DeuaneHoffman(DH), TomJohnson                 (TJ),
gles LancasterMay (T. Amico),
     in            1                   Dauphin CreekW.M.A., Brown,OH 18 Mar (B. Stan- Rudy Keller (RKe), Ramsay                 Khoury(RK),
9-10 May (DH, A. Stuckeft),      and Bucks   14 ley). Four winteringBaltimore     Oriolessur- Robert C. Leberman(RCL), Ken Lebo (KL),
May(B.Graham).                                   vivedthrough  early in Bucks Chester, Larry Lewis(LL), GeoffMalosh(GM), An-
                                                                    Apr           and
   A maleSpotted      Towhee  wasrarein Hol- PA (G. Carmichael, Meyers, Hickman, drew Markel (AMa), Mark McConaughy
                                                                     $.          R.
land,Lucas, 28 Feb-4Apr (ph.J. Dixon, D. Kruel),andthewintering
              OH                                                             Scott's Oriolein (MM-Central Birdline),
                                                                                                             PA             JerryMcWilliams
m.ob.). Oneor moreClay-colored                                PA
                                       Sparrows Cumberland, waslastseen8 Apr (K. At- (JM),August             Mirabella   (AM), NickPulcinel-
werereported Metzget/Magee/Ottawa wood et al.). A Western Meadowlark was la (NP), Cameron
                from                          1-                                                                    Rutt (CR), BobSchutsky
12May(KK,BW, m.ob.), .was Con- found Wood, 15Apr(PG).
                   PR,         one       at            in       OH                             (BS), Mark Vass(MV), Drew Weber (DWe),
neaut20 May (CH), and5 wererecorded           in   The best count of Pine Siskin was 20 in In- Mike Weible (MWe), Andy Wilson (AW),
Pennsylvania May (m.ob.).The Lark diana, PA 4 Mar (H. Pollock,fide MH). DaveWilton (DW), RickWilttaut (RW), Matt
                5-15
Sparrow   wintering Bucks, lastappeared Evening
                     in        PA                         Grosbeak reports included 8-10near Wlasniewski (MW). WEST VIRGINIA: Wen-
] May(R.& V.Smith), several
                         and                                                 PA
                                    returned Stahlstown,Westmoreland, 25 Mar (L. dell Argabrite(WA), JeanetteEsker (JE),
                                              to
Oakes   QuarryPark,Greene, 12-20May Hess)and 6 in Schuylkill
                                OH                                          Haven,Schuykill, MikeGriffith     (MG),MattOrsie     (MO),Dawd
(RA,D. Snuffer),          the
                   where species     summered PA(fide Koch).
                                                         A.        Single male  Evening  Gros- Patick (DP),Jim& Judy     Phillips(J&JP),   Gary
in 2006.A mid-Mar     snowstormPennsylva- beakswere unexpected
                                  in                                       feedervisitorsin Rankin     (GR),  Casey   Rucker  (CRr). •
ma drewmany                      to
                  FoxSparrows feeders       and Holmes, 21 May (fideBG) andWood,
                                                         OH                               WV
roadsides,         74
            where werereported Berksin       17 12 May (T. McPherson).    Sporadic                  W.        III,
                                                                                     Common ¾ictor Fazio, 18722        NewellStreet
Mar (fideRKe)and75 werecounted one Redpolls
                                         by               appeared Randolph, 19 Mar Shaker
                                                                    in            WV                        Ohio
                                                                                                     Heights, 44122,   (bcvireo@sbcglobal.net)
observer   withoutleaving carin Dauphin/ (CRr), Beaver, 10 Mar (B. Walbeck),and Rick
                            his                                PA                                                 Box
                                                                                                  Wiltraut,P.O. 294
          that
Lebanon same (fide  day                                 PA                   J.
                              AH). A Henslow's Bucks, 9 Mar (2 birds; Mertz).Away Saylorsburg,                        18353,
                                                                                                          Pennsylvania (rwiltraut@state.pa.us)


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