Date: 10/28/17 2:08 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (27-Oct-2017) Glaucous Gull
Today (27-Oct-2017) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

We had hoped for winter finches, but got skunked. Instead we enjoyed a rather nice dabbler movement on Lake Michigan (apparently forced south by the cold). Our best bird was a moderately early Glaucous Gull.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Mallard,20
Northern Pintail,8
Green-winged Teal,1
Red-breasted Merganser,4
Common Loon,4
Double-crested Cormorant,3
Dunlin,2
Ring-billed Gull,20
Herring Gull,10
Kelp X Herring Gull hybrid,1 adult
Peregrine Falcon,1

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,2
Mallard,2
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Great-blue Heron,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2 juvs
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Blue Jay,10
Black-capped Chickadee,1
Tufted Titmouse,1
Golden-crowned Kinglet,6
White-throated Sparrow,11- one singing

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Mallard,9
Red-shouldered,1 adult
Blue Jay,3
Golden-crowned Kinglet,1

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Mallard,7
House Finch,1

—BEVERLY SHORES LAKEFRONT (lakewatch for 2 hours)
Gadwall,64
American Widgeon,2
Mallard,10
Blue-winged Teal,1
Northern Shoveler,16
Northern Pintail,10
Green-winged Teal,57
Redhead,99
Greater Scaup,43
Lesser Scaup,1
Ring-necked Duck,7
White-winged Scoter,4
Black Scoter,2
dark-winged scoter,3
Common Goldeneye,1 male
Bufflehead,5
Red-breasted Merganser,16
Common Loon,8
Horned Grebe,3
Sanderling,1
Dunlin,10
Bonaparte’s Gull,8
Herring Gull,10
Glaucous Gull,1 second-cycle- ties lakefront’s seventh earliest record
Common Tern,2 juvs
Downy Woodpecker,1
Brown Creeper,2
Golden-crowned Kinglet,4

—DUNES STATE PARK
Gadwall,1
Mallard,4
Northern Shoveler,5
Green-winged Teal,27
White-winged Scoter,2
Black Scoter,2
dark-winged scoter,6
Common Loon,2
Horned Grebe,1
Sanderling,3
Dunlin,7
Downy Woodpecker,2
Black-capped Chickadee,2
Tufted Titmouse,4
White-breasted Nuthatch,3
Fox Sparrow,1
White-throated Sparrow,12
Dark-eyed Junco,12
Northern Cardinal,3
American Goldfinch,4

—U.S. 12 NEAR PORT OF INDIANA
American Kestrel,1
Northern Mockingbird,1

—OGDEN DUNES
Wild Turkey,5
American Robin,9
Cedar Waxwing,1

—WEST BEACH (met Michael Topp)
Cooper’s Hawk,1 adult
Dark-eyed Junco,60 big flock

—PORT OF INDIANA (with Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,1
Bonaparte’s Gull,4
Ring-billed Gull,60
Herring Gull,20
American Kestrel,1- eating a small bird

Ken Brock
Chesterton


 
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