Date: 4/10/17 11:13 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine waterfowl, Vigo
The cormorant and coot migrations are peaking. Today's surprise was a lone Gr. White-fronted Goose.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Apr 10, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked farm pond across road from Wabash Valley Family Sports Center on Tabortown Rd, then Tabortown lake to County Line lake along Swalls Rd, then north Tabortown lake along Felling Ave. Cloudy, near 60 F, windy S 15 mph.
26 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 swimming on Tabortown lake, studied in scope for a few minutes from a distance of about one-half mile; white front plumage at base of bill; appeared slim, unlike Graylag Goose
Canada Goose 16
Gadwall 35
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 3
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 11
Ring-necked Duck 2
Lesser Scaup 2
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Common Loon 1 breeding plumage
Pied-billed Grebe 12
Double-crested Cormorant 88 each of the three big lakes (or portions thereof) had a flock on the water. Almost all adults (some with crests showing), but a few immatures seen.
Great Blue Heron 8
Great Egret 2
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 2 adult pair, one on nest and the other perched nearby
American Coot 750
Killdeer 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 15
Brown Thrasher 1 singing, seen
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Eastern Meadowlark 4

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