Tag Archives: Merlin

Merlin showing off, and passing by close to the platform. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch – September Highlights!

Ah…fall migration, my favorite time of the year! Warblers streaming through the trees, thrushes calling from the understory, and raptors filling the skies – all while the leaves slowly change…

Whiskered Tern (molting adult)--3rd ABA record, Cape May Point SP, NJ (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Whiskered Tern – Cape May, NJ

The ABA area’s 3rd record of a Whiskered Tern was found early this afternoon by Louise Zemaitis and Alec Humann, flying around Cape May Point. Cape May has actually hosted…

Merlin with a Sanderling at Sunset Point (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Snowstorm in Cape May

When we went to bed on the evening of January 2nd in Cape May, the temperature was dropping quick and it was beginning to snow. When we woke up to…

Eagles come by very close to the watch site, this is what makes the Allegheny Front a great place to see Golden Eagles in the fall!!
Photo by Malcolm Harter

PSO Field Trip – Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, 11 Nov 2012

Nemesisbird’s Mike Lanzone and Alex Lamoreaux along with Chad Kaufman helped lead a field trip offered by The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology to the  Allegheny Front Hawk Watch, Sunday Nov…

Adult Red-tailed Hawk taking another pass at the starlings. (Photo by Nick Bolgiano)

Hawks harassing starlings

Everyone has seen massive flocks of starlings moving across the sky like a haunted black cloud at some point in their lives. They move in unison so perfectly that it…

Sharp-shinned Hawk - adult (Photo By Anna Fasoli)

Big Sit 2012 – Allegheny Front Hawk Watch

The ‘Big Sit’ is an annual birding event that takes places at hundreds of prime birding locations around the world on the second weekend in October. The idea is to…

Merlin and kestrel at Presque Isle SP (Photo by Katie Anderson)

Falcon Friends?

This evening, PA birder Katie Andersen was hiking along the Pine Tree Trail at Presque Isle State Park in nw PA. She noticed a lack in songbirds in that area,…

Answers to Forest Fest Mystery Bird Quiz

This past weekend, we celebrated Forest Fest at Penn State. At the festival, the avian outreach class had a table set up that talked about birding, demonstrated bird banding, and led a…

10 Shorebird Species on N. Nixon Rd, Centre County

I had a large gap between classes today, so I decided to go check on the American Golden-Plovers that were found the night before on N. Nixon Road. I spent…

Merlin at Scotia Barrens (photo by Drew)

Merlin at Scotia

A couple weeks ago there was a Merlin in Scotia Barrens along the Range Rd. It was actually pretty tame and didn’t fly away when I got out of the…

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