Date: 3/24/17 2:40 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary arrivals
24 March 2017 - Hammond Bird Sanctuary - Michael Topp birded the pier for
ducks before I arrived. We walked through the sanctuary and saw many new
arrivals. Overhead southward movement of about 1,000 American Robins and mix
of blackbirds. I left message for the director to open the west gate.

Wood Duck

Mallard 5

Blue-winged Teal Northern Shoveler 13

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck

Common Goldeneye 2

Red-breasted Merganser 300+

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Horned Grebe 1

Great Blue Heron 2 overhead

Great Egret overhead

Cooper's Hawk 1

American Coot 40

Killdeer 1

American Woodcock 1

Ring-billed Gull 6

Mourning Dove 3

Belted Kingfisher 1

Downy Woodpecker 4

Northern Flicker 5

American Kestrel 1

Eastern Phoebe 3

American Crow 4

Black-capped Chickadee 4

White-breasted Nuthatch 1 (saw a second on tree truck in the feed area, but
it didn't feed.)

Brown Creeper 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet 15

American Robin 1,000 overhead

Yellow-rumped Warbler 12

American Tree Sparrow 2

Chipping Sparrow 1

Field Sparrow 2

Fox Sparrow 60 singing

Song Sparrow 30

Swamp Sparrow 3

White-throated Sparrow 2 (overwintered juv and adult)

Dark-eyed Junco 15

Northern Cardinal 2

Red-winged Blackbird 3 (more overhead)

Eastern Meadowlark (1 overhead)

Common Grackle 2 (more overhead)

Brown-headed Cowbird 2 (more overhead)

Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County, IN

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