Date: 11/9/17 5:44 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - W-w Scoter, Rough-legged Hawks

Farmersburg Mine, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 9, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Chilly, clear, windy, sunny day (40 F). Checked lakes, mainly, on Farmersburg Rd north of SR 246, Cumminsville Rd north of 246, and Trimmer Rd south of 246.
21 species

Gadwall 30
Mallard 54
Green-winged Teal 15 with Mallards
Redhead 10 with large Ring-neck flock
Ring-necked Duck 260 most (250) on lake visible east of Cumminsville Rd through pines, near 246
White-winged Scoter 1 juvenile, swimming and diving, with white wing visible, and two white patches on flat-topped head: a brighter white circular spot behind eye, and a horizontally oriented oval between eye and bill. Otherwise all dark. Dove periodically, timed once at 45 seconds. In lake on west side of Farmersburg Rd just north of SR246; initially close to road (25 meters), then gradually moved westward to be closer to west shore. By itself, well removed from other ducks on lake (mergansers, bufflehead).
Bufflehead 6 on two lakes
Hooded Merganser 36 on two different lakes
Northern Bobwhite 2 giving hoy calls at sunset; west side of Farmersburg Rd just south of SR 246
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1 silvery male
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult
Rough-legged Hawk 2 south of SR246, hovering over road oblivious to my vehicle or when I got out; one dropped to ground
Mourning Dove 20
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 18
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Eastern Meadowlark 3 singing, along Cumminsville Rd
Red-winged Blackbird 300

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