Date: 8/23/17 7:12 pm From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Kimberly Miser sent me pictures of a Common Gallinule nest just off the Continental Divide Trail on the south side of Eagle Marsh. I went out this afternoon to try to take my own photos. However, in spite of Kim's directions, I couldn't find it. I learned from Birds of North America that the chicks leave the nest with 12-24 hours of hatching, so Kim was lucky enough to be there at just the right time.
I did see gallinules in the area, and on my way I saw a Stilt Sandpiper and a Wilson's Phalarope, so it was a rewarding trip anyway.
Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US Aug 23, 2017 4:15 PM - 5:50 PM Protocol: Traveling 2.3 mile(s) Comments: 77 F, partly cloudy, moderate wind 25 species
Canada Goose 100 Mute Swan 5 Wood Duck 3 Mallard 70 Great Blue Heron 7 Great Egret 21 Bald Eagle 1 imm Common Gallinule 5 Killdeer 5 Stilt Sandpiper 1 Least Sandpiper 1 Pectoral Sandpiper 3 Wilson's Phalarope 1 Greater Yellowlegs 2 Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Ring-billed Gull 2 Belted Kingfisher 1 Eastern Kingbird 2 American Crow 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 Tree Swallow 1 Bank Swallow 2 Barn Swallow 2 European Starling 100 American Goldfinch 3