April 2, 2020 7:00PM Harwood Trail Coming down the grassy trail behind the Nature Center at Richard M. Nixon County Park a Veery was in the weeds and lit on a stake for about 15 seconds then went into the dense brush. Very early for this bird!
Nice sighting Tom. Thanks!!
April 5, 2020 7:00PM Chestnut Grove Natural Area, Lancaster County From the parking lot at the base of a small Redbud tree in bloom were some White-crowned Sparrows. At least 2 Adults and 2 Juveniles. They were flitting around the mulch, grass and into the small tree. We were enjoying their songs.
Ebird report, with picture, of a European Goldfinch just outside Glen Rock. Escaped pet or a wild transient??
About noon today (4/17/20) while doing Project FeederWatch a first-year female Pine Warbler was feeding at our suet cake and platform feeder at our bedroom window.
Saw a Glossy Ibis at Lake Redman boardwalk this morning around 9:30. Was still there when I left.
Thanks for the prompt report Chuck. I hope people are opting to be notified of these posts, I saw the report right away in time to head down there!
On 5/1 we saw the leucistic (white) Red-tailed Hawk from near the intersection of 214 and Swamp Rd. between Dallastown and Loganville. Stand between the bridge and the barn and look downstream Barshinger Creek. The bird was noted at a meeting a few years ago and is still in this territory.
A Least Bittern has been hanging around the Lake Redman boardwalk since 5/1/20. Still reported from there today.
Great sighting. Where there did you see it?
Sorry for late response, didn't see your question. Bird was still reported there as of yesterday. He hangs out in the shallow water grassy area just as you enter the boardwalk. Sometimes to the left sometimes straight ahead. Very hard to see, but within 10 feet of you.
Has anyone ever seen a black vulture with brite red shoulders looks like a giant red winged blackbird. I have seen three of these at my farm recently.
Two female Bobolinks at Hopewell Twp just now
Thanks for the info. We went in the evening and saw one male. Also saw about six Grasshopper Sparrows in addition to all the other goodies.
I sighted a chickadee at my feeder this week. eBird indicates that was a rare sighting. Why is that? Have they mostly migrated north by now?
Did you click on Black-capped or Carolina. Carolina is commons here.
Saw a Prothonitary Warbler at Lake Williams this morning. First time I've ever seen one there.
I want to see a Prothonitary! How fortunate for you!
I have twice seen a bird on our farm in Reading Twp , Adams county that may be a lark bunting but all I read puts this bird in the Rockies?
Gary Shearer, I am glad you reported this bird. On 5/9/20 I'm sure it was a Lark Bunting that I saw in our yard. Only for a few seconds before it moved out of sight. No time for a photo. I did not report it because who would believe it. A black bird with a white wing patch. We searched and nothing else like it.
We saw a Ross's Goose. We heard from someone at the Boardwalk this AM that one was there with Canada Geese and they all left about 7;15 AM. We looked around and found it at the Lake Redman spillway at about 1:30 with about 100 Canada Geese. We walked up the bank along the spillway and it was easy to find. Mostly white with black near the tail and a short beak. About half the size of a Canada Goose.
Keep your eyes open on the CBC. I had a phone call from a friend asking for a bird ID. From their description it likely was a male Common Redpoll. It was at their peanut butter feeder in the Wrightsville area.
I have had a pair of bluebirds at my feeder area the past 2 was, especially drinking water from the birdbath. At least 5 sightings. I have never seen them in January! Any idea why they are here so early?
Bluebirds are common here during winter. We’ve had them at our platform feeder eating peanut hearts. We’ve seen them during the Christmas Bird Count and various locations while birding.
I did not know that, thank you! I guess I finally have something that attracts them to my yard!
I just discovered this part of our website! I'll definitely use it regularly to see what's around, and to report unusual sightings. Perhaps an Ivory-billed woodpecker will show up, just for George!
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell George I saw two Ivorybills yesterday. Very unusual in February!
I have GOT to get out birding more!!!!
3/20/21 10:30 a.m. saw first Northern Rought-Winged swallow of the seasons walking along Marina Road at Codorus.
Had my FOY Palm Warbler this AM along the Rail Trail near Glatfelter Station.
Least Bittern is reported by many at Lake Redman boardwalk this AM
A Least Bittern and a Sora have been seen at the Boardwalk. The Least Bittern to the outside of the Boardwalk flying at times between the plants along the walk and then across the water to the plants there, at times still visible there. The Sora to the inside (right side) of the walk up beyond the turn, on the ground in the growth and shrubs for cover, coming out at times to the shallow water to forage.
Surprised to have female Evening Grosbeak at the feeder yesterday and today. Wendy took photos. Check my Facebook page
Nice!!! Send her my way.
Hello! We have what we think is a family of Green Heron’s living in our back yard trees. 2 adults and 5 juveniles. We live in E. Manchester Twp. York County. We first saw the parents building a nest around the first week of May and low and behold just this week we saw five beaks and bodies perched on a branch. They are flying back and forth from tree to tree now, and love to sit out in the sun.
I like to listen to birds, but this one bird I would like for it to be identified. it's a small bird, and sings 4 notes, 2 high and 2 low right after each other. it's not a mocking bird. I sure would like to know what it is, Thanks!
Carolina Chickadee may sound like that
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