Date: 4/1/17 4:14 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (1-Apr-17)
Today (1-Apr-17) Kim Ehn, Jeff McCoy, Kristin Stratton, and I birded a number of northwestern Indiana sites.

It was very enjoyable to again see the sunshine.

—NEW VISITOR CENTER Eastern Towhee,1 singing

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Canada Goose,4
Mallard,7
White-winged Scoter,7
Red-breasted Merganser,41
Horned Grebe,3 in molt
Ring-billed Gull,20
Herring Gull,10
Caspian Tern,18
Eastern Meadowlark,1

—GREEN TOWER SITE (met Brendan Grube)
There was little longshore movement, but we logged some nice birds. Brendan will post a full list

—OLD VISITOR CENTER
Golden-crowned Kingler,1
Hermit Thrush,1

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Turkey Vulture,3
Northern Harrier,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Sandhill Crane,27 on the ground
Killdeer,2
Horned Lark,5
Tree Swallow,3
American Crow,7
Black-capped Chickadee,1 !
American Tree Sparrow,20
Savannah Sparrow,4
Song Sparrow,1
Eastern Meadowlark,5
Western Meadowlark,1 singing- continuing

—OLD SHAMROCK TURF FARM
Turkey Vulture,3
Northern Harrier,2
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Robin,1
Lapland Longspur,85- single flock
Song Sparrow,4

—KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co side) Met John Kendall
Blue-winged Teal,5
Northern Shoveler,50
Northern Pintail,1
Green-winged Teal,175
Great Blue Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,2
Northern Harrier,1 male
Rough-legged Hawk,1- dark imm
American Coot,22
Greater Yellowlegs,11
Lesser Yellowlegs,46
Pectoral Sandpiper,76
Dunlin,2- basic plumage
Bonaparte’s Gull,17
Ring-billed Gull,110

—KINGSBURY FWA
Wood Duck,1
Gadwall,75
American Wigeon,1
Mallard, 175
Blue-winged Teal,16
Northern Shoveler,105
Northern Pintail,80
Green-winged Teal,85
Canvasback,2 a pair
Redhead,20
Ring-necked Duck,10
Lesser Scaup,3
Ruddy Duck,20
Pied-billed Grebe,2
Wild Turkey,3
Turkey Vulture,10
Osprey,2 – adult on nest platform
Bald Eagle,4- 2 adults, a 3rd cycle, and a 2nd cycle
Red-tailed Hawk,3
American Coot,490
Killdeer,1
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Downy Woodpecker,1
Eastern Phoebe,7
Tree Swallow,300
Golden-crowned Kinglet,23
Northern Cardinal,3

—S. LAPORTE CO 800E- n. of 525 S
American Wigeon,5
Northern Shoveler,20
Blue-winged Teal,15
Green-winged Teal,41
Bufflehead,12
Horned Grebe,1 in molt
Lesser Yellowlegs,1

—PIERCE ROAD WETLAND (high water)
Mute Swan,2
Wood Duck,2
American Wigeon,5
Blue-winged Teal,7
Northern Shoveler,19
Redhead,40
Ring-necked Duck,30
Lesser Scaup,10
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Coot,4
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,20
Wilson’s Snipe,10
Common Grackle,30

—PLACE TRAIL MARSH
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,5
Eastern Phoebe,2
Eastern Bluebird,2
American Tree Sparrow,4

Ken Brock
Chesterton
 
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