Date: 8/31/17 4:37 pm
From: William Mueller <wpmueller1947...>
Subject: [wisb] first Nelson's Sparrow of fall, other WGLBBO news
Possibly only the 2nd individual of this species ever seen at Forest Beach
Migratory Preserve in Ozaukee County, a bright, very ochre-orange Nelson's
Sparrow was working the same muddy, weedy edge of a drawn-down wetland
today as a nearby Solitary Sandpiper. There are 26 wetlands at Forest
Beach, of which we draw down a selection each spring and fall to create
some mudflats for shorebirds. This one is near the northern border of the
preserve, about 80 meters west of the hawk watch platform.
In other Observatory news, Calvin Brennan has returned to his Waterbird
Watch technician position once again, and begins his 6-day-per-week
observations at the blind on the shore in Harrington Beach State Park,
tomorrow, Sept.1. He'll be here this fall until Dec. 5. If you're birding
at Harrington Beach, stop and visit at the blind location just south of the
rocky point, at the shoreline, 6 hours each day, Mon-Sat, starting at dawn.

William Mueller
Director, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
WGLBBO online:
office 262-285-3374
cell 414-698-9108
Port Washington, WI

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