Date: 5/2/18 4:08 pm From: Margaret Amato <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender momamato for DMARC) Subject: [wisb] Re: wisbirdn Digest V11 #122
Spent about 90 minutes in Lions Den Gorge Park today. There literally where hundreds of yellow rumped warblers. A few black and white and palm warblers were also noted. But the trees were full of yellow rumped. From: FreeLists Mailing List Manager <ecartis...> To: wisbirdn digest users <ecartis...> Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:06 AM Subject: wisbirdn Digest V11 #122
wisbirdn Digest Tue, 01 May 2018 Volume: 11 Issue: 122
In This Issue: [wisb] Broad Wing kettle and Pelicans Northern Door [wisb] La Crosse: Red-necked Grebe and 15 Willets on Fisherm [wisb] Heidmann Lake [wisb] Milwaukee lakefront [wisb] Lark sparrow Milwaukee [wisb] Bobolinks at dog park- Madison [wisb] Baltimore Orioles have arrived [wisb] Door County [wisb] Crawford County feeder action [wisb] FOY yard birds Madison [wisb] Goeden Park, West Bend [wisb] Lake Park MKE warblers and more [wisb] Correction to Lake Park MKE bird list: Blue headed vi [wisb] Washington County/Pike Lake Today [wisb] Hartman's Creek/High Cliff/Van Patton road [wisb] Worm-eating Warbler- Green Bay [wisb] Worm-eating Warbler- Green Bay [wisb] MKE - 15 warbler species/70 total Warnimont Park [wisb] Baltimore Oriole - Cedarburg [wisb] MKE - Whitnall Park
From: Susan Hoffert <shoffert...> Subject: [wisb] Broad Wing kettle and Pelicans Northern Door Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 06:16:03 -0500
Best part of this beautiful spring day here was seeing about 20+ Pelicans soaring over Sister Bay and then coming home to find a fine kettle of Broad Wing Hawks drifting along over our house outside of Gills Rock. I counted at least 40.
Susan Hoffert Gills Rock ------------------------------
From: Emily Weiser <emily.l.weiser...> Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 08:14:35 -0500 Subject: [wisb] La Crosse: Red-necked Grebe and 15 Willets on Fishermen's Rd
The Red-necked Grebe continues as of 7:30am today (1 May) at the end of Fishermen's Rd on French Island in La Crosse. Thanks to Jennifer Scholze for the initial report on the 27th, and to Elista Fisher for confirming it was still present yesterday! I guess it's hanging around while waiting for the ice to break up farther north. It was hugging the shoreline again - if you can't see it from the very end of the road, walk back southeast on the dirt path and keep a close eye on the water. There were also 15 Willets on Airport Beach (also on Fishermen's Rd) at 6:30am. Unfortunately, I did not see them on my way out at 7:45am. When I first was watching them, they were regularly flushing as Bald Eagles flew overhead, but would return immediately and did not mind cars or me on my bike. Maybe they're still in the area somewhere.
Other FOYs included Forster's Terns, Clay-colored Sparrows, Eastern Kingbirds, and Least Flycatchers.
From: LIELA KUCHAR <jodykuch...> Subject: [wisb] Heidmann Lake Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 14:47:43 +0000 (GMT)
Loon (just one) and FOY kingfisher on lake. Â Also yellow eyes. Â English Lake loon pair. Â Heidmann Lake, Kenwanee County Jody Kuchar (Manitowoc)
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 15:01:05 +0000 Subject: [wisb] Milwaukee lakefront
It is hopping at the lakefront today. The highlights I have had so far are two Orchard Orioles, an early dickcissel, a blue winged warbler, and a yellow-breasted chat, the best look I've ever had of one. The latter two were seen at warnimont Park where it meets Sheridan by the group of coniferous trees right by the drive. The chat hunkered down in the Brushy area on the North side behind the fence after I got a great view of it higher up. Jennifer A Milwaukee
From: Jennifer Ambrose <jenthreat...> Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 16:31:55 +0000 Subject: [wisb] Lark sparrow Milwaukee
About 15 minutes after I found the chat, maybe 30, who knows in the middle of a birding frenzy, I found a lark Sparrow walking in the short grass that used to be the shooting range at warnimont. I think that folks would have a better shot at relocating that bird and the chat, although maybe the chat, if it hangs around will become visible closer toward us when it needs to feed more vigorously. For the Lark Sparrow, just park in the golf course parking lot and check that grassy area that used to be the shooting range and then the clump of trees and bramble that is right between the parking lot and the shooting range grass. I saw it and both the grass and up in a tree.
Have a great day if you are out there, and if you can't get out today hopefully tomorrow will bring in more goodies!
Jennifer A Milwaukee
From: Sandy Rueckert <sandyrueckert...> Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 16:43:22 +0000 Subject: [wisb] Bobolinks at dog park- Madison
A little flock of three bobolinks was searching for food in the middle prairie part of Yahara Heights dog park. Sandy Rueckert Middleton
From: "Dave Moffat" <moffatfam...> Subject: [wisb] Baltimore Orioles have arrived Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 13:57:47 -0500
We spent a pleasant morning strolling through Pheasant Branch. Highlights were lots of Nashville and Tennessee Warblers (how did Tennessee get two warblers?), a couple of Northern Waterthrushes, an Ovenbird, a Great Horned Owl adult with owlet, and a bright male Northern Parula.
Just now, a brilliant male Baltimore Oriole landed on the orange in our front yard and started eating. (Must not have been any snacks on his flight.) It looks like we have a pair of American Kestrels nesting in our box. They've been hanging around pretty consistently and they're certainly going through all the right motions. Haven't stuck the phone in yet to check for eggs.
Dave Moffat Verona, Dane County, WI
From: "Charlotte Lukes" <clukes...> Subject: [wisb] Door County Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 15:00:39 -0500
After getting 35 inches of snow in 12 days in April it is now 82 degrees at my home southeast of Egg Harbor, and I had my first Baltimore oriole in the yard at noon. One other oriole was reported in far northern Door this morning.
The southwest winds will bring in many more birds soon.
Rural Egg Harbor
From: Dennis Kirschbaum <kad9801...> Subject: [wisb] Crawford County feeder action Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 15:10:04 -0500
Lots of color at the feeders today with Baltimore Orioles, RB Grosbeaks, Orchard Orioles, and Goldfinches providing the action.
-- Dennis and Alice Kirschbaum 1505 E. Parrish St. Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821 608-326-2718
From: "Suzanne Harp" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "suzharp" Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 15:58:40 -0500 Subject: [wisb] FOY yard birds Madison
Today, from inside my house, I saw with my fevered eyes, my FOY Swainsons Thrush Baltimore Orioles White Throated sparrows White Crowned sparrow Eastern Towhee Rose Breasted Grosbeak I still have Pine siskins, too. (8) Had 21 species in my morning count.
Suzanne Harp Madison -East side
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 21:08:21 +0000 (UTC) From: Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> Subject: [wisb] Goeden Park, West Bend
Alan LinquistWashington County I drove over to Goeden Park, east of West Bend this afternoon in hopes of seeing a larger variety of warblers than I have spotted soÂ far.Â It was primarily a large variety of Yellow Rumps with a good collection of Palm Warblers in between. That seems to be the popular warblers around here.Â Â I did spot a Connecticut Warbler hiding in the bushes and a Solitary Sandpiper along the Milwaukee River shoreline.Â I do believe that Connecticut is first for me.
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:13:34 -0500 Subject: [wisb] Lake Park MKE warblers and more
I stopped at Lake Park in Milwaukee mid-morning and the birding was great. Excellent look at a cooperative WHITE-EYED VIREO.
Pretty sure I also saw a red-eyed vireo.
WARBLERS: Black-throated Greens Palms Many yellow-rumps Black-and-white Northern waterthrush
Swainsons Thrush Field sparrow singing Numerous ruby-crowned kinglets Lots of chipping sparrows
Good birding to all,
Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale Wauwatosa, WI
From: Gisela ZD <giselazd1...> Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 16:22:52 -0500 Subject: [wisb] Correction to Lake Park MKE bird list: Blue headed vireo
Blue-headed not white-eyed is the bird seen. Nashville and Orange-crowned warblers were also seen.
Sorry for any confusion.
Gisela Zelenka-Drysdale Wauwatosa, WI
From: Pat Denzin-Weber <2manybooks2littletime...> Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 17:07:44 -0500 Subject: [wisb] Washington County/Pike Lake Today
Had FOY blue-gray gnatcatchers, house wrens, Eastern towhee, Baltimore oriole, & Forster's Terns. Pat Denzin-Weber Slinger, Washington County
Saturday in just a few minutes of looking around at Hartman's Creek SP had a good movement of yellow rumps and sapsuckers and a single palm warbler.Yesterday had a brown thrasher and a Caspian tern on the butterfly trail at High Cliff as well as calling wood and chorus frogs and american toads.Today at Van Patton road there were yellow headed blackbirds and horned grebes as well as Bonaparte's gulls in some of the nearby flooded fields. Good numbers of shorebirds as well but didn't have my scope with me so I can't be sure of anything but yellowlegs. Jim WeyersÂ AppletonOutagamie county
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> Subject: [wisb] Worm-eating Warbler- Green Bay Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 23:26:21 +0000
From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...> Subject: [wisb] Worm-eating Warbler- Green Bay Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 23:32:57 +0000
Looks like my first post came through as gibberish. Letâ€™s try again: There is a WORM-EATING WARBLER at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay. It was originally eBirded this afternoon by Tonissa Verhaagh near the wolf pen so after work early this evening Adam Sinkula and I tried to relocate it. Adam spotted it to the southeast along the first wood-chip trail to the left after the metal gate along the paved trail/road. It worked itâ€™s way south (back toward the paved trail/road), foraging in clusters of dead oak leaves. Adam got some pics and hopefully heâ€™ll post one later. What a way to ring in May!!
Tom Prestby Green Bay
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From: Jeremy Meyer <jmeyer4044...> Date: Wed, 02 May 2018 00:27:00 +0000 Subject: [wisb] MKE - 15 warbler species/70 total Warnimont Park
Good evening, Warnimont Park was the place to be today! There were so many birds, it was almost impossible to focus on just one. They were everywhere! I was there for 5.5 hours and found 15 warbler species, including Cerulean and Blue-winged. I added 15 FOY's, including Lark Sparrow (which was still present when I left) I had a total of 70 species, just at Warnimont Park! Here is my checklist from today. What a great start to May!
Canada Goose 2 Mallard 2 Red-breasted Merganser 5 Horned Grebe 1 Double-crested Cormorant 3 Turkey Vulture 5 American Woodcock 1 Ring-billed Gull 40 Herring Gull 10 Mourning Dove 3 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Hairy Woodpecker 3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2 Eastern Phoebe 1 Yellow-throated Vireo 1 FOY Blue Jay 2 American Crow 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3 Tree Swallow 8 Bank Swallow 12 Black-capped Chickadee 11 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Brown Creeper 1 House Wren 2 Marsh Wren 1 FOY Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 22 Eastern Bluebird 4 Gray-cheeked Thrush 2 FOY Swainson's Thrush 16 Hermit Thrush 2 American Robin 6 Brown Thrasher 2 European Starling 4