Date: 8/3/17 2:26 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 3-Aug-2017. Piping Plover
Today (3-Aug-2017) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, and I birded the Indiana lakefront from Michigan City Harbor to Miller Beach.

Once again we were looking for large shorebirds, but had to settle for a Piping Plover, a modest hawk flight, and a Yellow-breasted Chat.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (met Bob Huguenard)
Double-crested Cormorant,9
Ruddy Turnstone,2- adult & juv
Sanderling,7 adults
Least Sandipier,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,2- adult & juv
Bank Swallow,30
Barn Swallow,12

—STRIEBEL POND (quick stop)
Great Blue Heron,2
Great Egret,32
Lesser Yellowlegs,1 juv
Solitary Sandpiper,2 adults
Pectoral Sandpiper,1 adult
Caspian Tern,6- 5 adults & a juv
Chimney Swift,4
Eastern Kingbird,2
Barn Swallow8
Common Yellowthroat,1

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Wood Duck,30
Great Blue Heron,5
Great Egret,8
Green Heron,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,4
Willow Flycatcher,1 call note
Great Crested Flycatcher,3
White-eyed Vireo,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,4
Eastern Bluebird,1
Wood Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,12
Cedar Waxwing,6
Yellow Warbler,2 singing
Common Yellowthroat,10 singing
Yellow-breasted Chat,1 singing- 20 yr mean for fall = 0.2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
Indigo Bunting,3
Eastern Towhee,3
Song Sparrow,5
Swamp Sparrow,4
American Goldfinch,5

Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,5
Green Heron,2
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Sandhill Crane,2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Willow Flycatcher,2 call notes
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,1
White-eyed Vireo,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,3
Eastern Bluebird,4
Gray Catbird,1
Cedar Waxwing,6
Yellow Warbler,1 singing
Common Yellowthroat,6 singing
Indigo Bunting,1
Swamp Sparrow,4
Baltimore Oriole,2

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2- adult & juv
Willow Flycatcher,1 call note
Eastern Kingbird,1
Eastern Bluebird,2 juvs
Yellow Warbler,1 singing
Common Yellowthroat,4
Song Sparrow,2
Swamp Sparrow,3

—MILLER BEACH (lakewatch 8:50AM to 2:30PM met Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,26
Great Blue Heron,5
Great Egret,3
Turkey Vulture,8
Broad-winged Hawk,2
Red-shouldered Hawk,3 imm
Red-tailed Hawk,32
Piping Plover,1 juv- banded
Upper right leg: orange
Lower right leg: Yellow over orange
Upper left leg: Orange with blue dot
Lower left leg: Yellow with “033”
Sanderling,6 adults
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1
Caspian Tern,15
Chimney Swift,15
American Kestrel,2
Tree Swallow,2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
Bank Swallow,9
Barn Swallow,33
Field Sparrow,1

Ken Brock

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