Militia Hill Hawkwatch Records

186-01-2016 Swainson’s Hawk Montgomery

Species:  Swainson’s Hawk

Number of Individuals:   1

Date of Sighting:   11/06/2016

County :    Montgomery

Location :    Militia Hill Hawkwatch Deck, Fort Washington State Park

GPS Coordinates:  40.120456, -75.222264

Observer(s):   Andrew Fayer, Judd Friedman

Date of Submission:   11/7/2016

Submitted by:  Andrew Fayer

Written Description:      Yes      Photo:  No      Specimen:            No              Recording:    No

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

186-02-2015 Swainson’s Hawk Montgomery

Species: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Number of Individuals: 1

Date of Sighting: 10/23/2015

County : Montgomery

Location : Militia Hill Hawk Watch

GPS Coordinates:

Observer(s): Peter Burns and Andy Fayer

Date of Submission: 1/11/2016

Submitted by: Andy Fayer

Written Description:     Yes     Photo:     No     Specimen:     No     Recording:     No

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

171-03-2015 Mississippi Kite Montgomery

Species:  Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis)

Number of Individuals:   1

Date of Sighting:   9/16/2015

County :    Montgomery

Location :    Militia Hill Hawkwatch – Fort Washington State Park

GPS Coordinates:

Observer(s):   Chris Dooley, Judd Friedman, Rich Conroy

Date of Submission:   9/23/2015

Submitted by:  Rich Conroy

 

Written Description:    Yes      Photo:  No      Specimen:          No              Recording:    No

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class III, Completed

Magnificent Frigatebird Records

N0te to committee – bird was not accepted Class IV-A. We should probably vote again to accept as frigatebird species. Need to check records.

Magnificent Frigatebird — Militia Hill Hawkwatch at Fort Washington State Park, Montgomery County; September 20, 2008. Photos by George Layne. This adult male was seen passing by the hawkwatch at Fort Washington State Park two weeks after the passage of Tropical Storm Hanna. Note the distinctive wing and tail shape and the light-colored bill. What was most likely the same bird was seen passing by the State Hill Hawk Watch in Berks County earlier that morning. If accepted, this bird represents the 1st documented record for Pennsylvania!

Here are three more photos of this adult male. Again, note the distinctive wing and tail shape.

 

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Posted in Accepted
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