DOS Local Patch Birding Series – Prime Hook NWR Headquarters

Tim SchreckengostBirding2 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, I led a small group of enthusiastic birders on a Delmarva Ornithological Society Local Patch Birding Series walk/trip at the Prime Hook NWR Headquarters with the help of Alex Lamoreaux. We met at 3:00 PM in the Visitor’s Center parking lot where we were greeted by many Laughing Gulls and Turkey and Black Vultures flying over. The purpose … Read More

An Unlikely Target- Cooper’s Hawks -VS- kingfishers

Mike LanzoneBird Sightings, Birding3 Comments

Cooper's Hawk Hot on the tail of another Belted Kingfisher

A few mornings ago I was birding my normal route along Somerset Lake in Somerset County, PA. Raptors were plentiful and I had a hard time counting and watching the shorebirds in front of me as the accipiters and a Peregrine Falcon kept stirring up the flocks. The Belted Kingfishers were all upset and vocalizing like mad, which I often … Read More

Kestrel and Kingfisher

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, Photography1 Comment

Yesterday morning, I drove around some agricultural areas near Woodward, PA in search of winter raptors. I was rewarded with distant but still satisfying looks at five Rough-legged Hawks in addition to a few Red-tailed Hawks and American Kestrels. Running alongside one of the roads we drove was a small creek that hadn’t yet iced over. Perched on telephone wires … Read More

Bald Eagle State Park – Black Scoters

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, General News and Info, Migration, Rarities3 Comments

This morning, Drew Weber and I birded BESP in the rain/snow and were able to find some great birds including 6 Black Scoters, 2 Surf Scoters, and a lone Brant among a lot of other waterfowl. These were the first Black Scoters reported so far this fall in Centre County and our second Brant of the year. Weather conditions made … Read More