Date: 9/2/17 5:34 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (2-Sep-2017) Lesser Black-backed Gull
Today (2-Sep-2017) Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront. Jeff McCoy joined us for much of the day.

Birding was slow today, but we managed to log eleven shorebird and eight warbler species. The day’s best finds included 17 Stilt Sandpipers and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

—FORSYTHE PARK and adjacent Wolf Lake
Great Blue Heron,5
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1
Black-crowned Night-Heron,4- 2 adults & 2 imm
Cooper’s Hawk,1
American Coot,2
Semipalmated Plover,7 juvs
Killdeer,15
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,2
Caspian Tern,9
Forster’s Tern,1 adult
Chimney Swift,10
Acadian Flycatcher,1
Barn Swallow,15
Bay-breasted Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,2

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Carolyn Marsh & Ed Hopkins)
Double-crested Cormorant,130
Chimney Swift,15
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
American Kestrel,1
Least Flycatcher,1
Warbling Vireo,1 singing
Barn Swallow,15
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
House Wren,1
Gray Catbird,3
Nashville Warbler,1
Northern Parula,1 male
Yellow Warbler,2
Cape May Warbler,2
Bay-breasted Warbler,2
Blackpoll Warbler,4
Wilson’s Warbler,3

—WHITING PARK (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Egret,1 flyby
American Kestrel,1
Yellow Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,2

—129th STREET WETLAND (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,4
Semipalmated Plover, 2- adult & juv
Killdeer,5
Least Sandpiper,4 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,52 juvs- lakefront’s largest fall count since 2003
Caspian Tern,1
Peregrine Falcon,2 adult & imm
Barn Swallow,8
Song Sparrow,2
Swamp Sparrow,1

—CARLSON OXBOW PARK (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,4
Snowy Egret,1
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,34
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Least Sandpiper,8 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,11 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,10
Stilt Sandpiper,17 juv- lakefront’s largest count since 1978
Chimney Swift,20
Barn Swallow,2
Song Sparrow,1

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,3
Semipalmated Plover,4- 2 ad & 2 juv
Killdeer,5
Spotted Sandpiper,2 juvs
Least Sandpiper,7 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3 juvs
Wilson’s Snipe,1
Eastern Phoebe,2 juvs

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (with Jeff McCoy)
Wood Duck,40
Great Blue Heron,6
Great Egret,3
Killdeer,2
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1
Wilson’s Snipe,1
Eastern Phoebe,5
Gray Catbird,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (with Jeff McCoy)
Double-crested Cormorant,8
Sanderling,5 juvs
Herring Gull,750
Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 adult
Caspian Tern,1
Forster’s Tern,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 
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