© 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. The roseate spoonbill stands nearly a yard tall. Following two years with relatively light harvests, the bear population was over 20,000 last fall. The resultant chick would have one half of its body with male characteristics- testis (single) and male colours. At bird feeders the red-breasted nuthatch prefers black oil sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and peanuts. Red crossbills prefer black oil sunflower seeds at bird feeders, but also can take on the larger striped sunflower seeds. Do not post common birds and do not reply with unnecessary messages like "thanks" or "cool!". A gigantic bird was sighted in Alaska in January 2018 by a woman driving, having a wingspan nearly as wide as the road, and in Pennsylvania on May 26, 2013, when two friends were walking through the woods near Bryn Athen Castle and were startled by something extraordinary. Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. That particular bird did appear to have a male paramour. GroupMe Southcentral Pa including Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair, southern Huntingdon, Fulton, Franklin, Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, Adams. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. addy22ec8870d39fb1e5cfd54c5cf8c6c022 = addy22ec8870d39fb1e5cfd54c5cf8c6c022 + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; They have even been blamed for abductions, or attempted abductions, of small children. var addy_text2b1f5cbd9b30e3dd03dc95d0f5691698 = 'Alex Lamoreaux';document.getElementById('cloak2b1f5cbd9b30e3dd03dc95d0f5691698').innerHTML += ''+addy_text2b1f5cbd9b30e3dd03dc95d0f5691698+'<\/a>'; Northern PA - top two counties across PA - Warren/Forest and east to Wayne/Pike east, and Northumberland, Montour, Columbia, Luzerne, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Lancaster County Rare Birds and Lancaster Birding Chat, Administrator: Zach Millen (717-723-1279), Lebanon County Rare Birds and Lebanon Birding Chat. “Purple finches are now moving south out of Ontario. This bird, too, was seen to perch on a tree for at least 15 minutes before taking to air again and flying off toward the south. Again, the creature's wingspan was estimated to be 15 to 17 feet and was described as "dark gray with little or no neck, and a circle of black under its head. var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; Sightings of these gigantic birds, apparently unknown to science, go back hundreds of years and are a part of many Native American legends and traditions. The witness's attention was drawn to the sky by a sound that resembled "flags flapping in a thunderstorm." She said its wingspan appeared to be about as long as the creek was wide—about 75 feet! Why did the spoonbill attract hundreds of birders? Occasionally "extralimital" major rarities (ABA-level rarities) in eastern Ohio may also be reported to WesternPA-RBA. Another described feeling an incredible adrenaline rush. This email address is being protected from spambots. Group Owner: This email address is being protected from spambots. In 2019, As It Happens interviewed birdwatcher Shirley Caldwell, who captured photos of a gynandromorph cardinal in Erie, Pa., with colouring split right down the middle — bright red male on its right side and a muted yellowish brown female on the left. Many other birders where there but did not use eBird. Watch for them on non-native spruces and European Larch.”.