Date: 9/12/17 6:15 pm From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake County locations - 9/12
I birded a handful of Northwest Indiana locations today. Istarted at Wolf Lake/Forsythe Park where I was able to see the WesternSandpiper that was reported the day before. It was mixed in with a good numberof Semipalmated Plovers and Sandpipers. Next, I headed to Whiting Park where Ifound zero migrants. After that, I headed to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary wherethings were quiet overall, but I did find a patch of warblers about halfwaythrough the sanctuary; just before the opening with the concrete benches. Ithen checked out Lake George, which has some excellent shorebird habitat due tothe lack of rain. However, I found only a few shorebirds. Lastly, I checked outthe 129th Street Wetland Mitigation Area of Wolf Lake, but the onlyshorebirds that I found where Killdeer. Below are some highlights.
Matt Kalwasinski WolfLake--Forsythe Park, Lake, Indiana, US Green-winged Teal 9Snowy Egret 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2Semipalmated Plover 25Killdeer 4Least Sandpiper 1Pectoral Sandpiper 1Semipalmated Sandpiper 17Western Sandpiper 1 Bonaparte's Gull 2Eastern Wood-Pewee 1Eastern Phoebe 1Nashville Warbler 1American Redstart 1Blackpoll Warbler 1 WhitingParkI could not find one single migrant. Extremely quiet LakefrontPark and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US Swainson's Thrush 3Black-and-white Warbler 1Nashville Warbler 2Connecticut Warbler 1Hooded Warbler 1American Redstart 1Bay-breasted Warbler 2 LakeGeorge, Whiting, Lake, Indiana, USSep 12, 2017 12:40 PM - 1:13 PM Killdeer 5Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 129th Street WetlandAreaThe onlyshorebirds that I found where 9 Killdeer