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.
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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.

Good birding,

Emily Weiser
La Crosse, WI


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.  Also yellow eyes.  
English Lake loon pair.  
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


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


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


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.

Charlotte Lukes

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


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 so  far.  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.   I did spot a Connecticut Warbler hiding in the bushes and a Solitary Sandpiper along the Milwaukee River shoreline.  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.

Black-throated Greens
Many yellow-rumps
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


Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 23:03:41 +0000 (UTC)
From: "jim weyers" <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender "jdw1031"
Subject: [wisb] Hartman's Creek/High Cliff/Van Patton road

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 Weyers AppletonOutagamie county


From: Tom Prestby <jjprestby...>
Subject: [wisb] Worm-eating Warbler- Green Bay
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 23:26:21 +0000

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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. Let’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 it’s way south (back toward the paved trail/road), foraging in clusters of dead oak leaves. Adam got some pics and hopefully he’ll post one later. What a way to ring in May!!

Tom Prestby
Green Bay

Sent from my iPhone

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

Ovenbird  4    FOY
Blue-winged Warbler  1    FOY
Black-and-white Warbler  7
Tennessee Warbler  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  8
Cerulean Warbler  1    FOY
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  3    FOY
Yellow Warbler  6
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1    FOY
Palm Warbler (Western)  28
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  37
Black-throated Green Warbler  6

Chipping Sparrow  4
Clay-colored Sparrow  5    FOY
Lark Sparrow  1    FOY
White-crowned Sparrow  11
White-throated Sparrow  18
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Baltimore Oriole  3    FOY
Red-winged Blackbird  45
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  18
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  8
House Sparrow  4

Have a great night,
Jeremy Meyer
Franklin, Milwaukee


From: <deerpix...>
Subject: [wisb] Baltimore Oriole - Cedarburg
Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 18:38:14 -0700

While I was filling a couple feeders, Chris saw our 1st Baltimore Oriole of the year.

Bob & Chris Huebner
Cedarburg, Ozaukee County


From: arul nandhi balasubramanian <nandhib.84...>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 22:03:23 -0500
Subject: [wisb] MKE - Whitnall Park

Birding at Whitnall park .
1) yellow warbler
2) blackburnian warbler -
3)  Cerulean Warbler (Couldn't photograph)
4) northern parula -  Fellow birder helped me ID .



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