Date: 8/2/17 7:12 pm From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
I stopped by Eagle Marsh after lunch, and impulsively decided to make the three-mile hike around the Continental Divide Trail. It was warm when I started, and seemed warmer as I went along, but turned out it was about the same temperature at start and finish.
When I reached the main impoundment at the west end, I could see shorebirds across the way, but I hadn't lugged my scope, so most were too far away to identify.
Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US Aug 2, 2017 1:10 PM - 3:45 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.0 mile(s) Comments: 85 F, partly cloudy, light wind 33 species
Canada Goose 21 Mallard 42 Blue-winged Teal 1 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Great Blue Heron 18 Great Egret 29 Turkey Vulture 2 Bald Eagle 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Killdeer 3 Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Birders are often cautioned to be careful using leg color to identify shorebirds feeding in mud. These gray-legged birds puzzled me until I zoomed in on my photos and saw there really was yellow under the mud. Ring-billed Gull 6 Mourning Dove 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Belted Kingfisher 3 Eastern Phoebe 1 White-eyed Vireo 1 Purple Martin 15 Tree Swallow 3 Barn Swallow 10 Eastern Bluebird 3 American Robin 1 Gray Catbird 1 European Starling 15 Common Yellowthroat 11 Vesper Sparrow 3 Song Sparrow 26 Northern Cardinal 4 Indigo Bunting 8 Eastern Meadowlark 1 Common Grackle 1 American Goldfinch 17 House Sparrow 3