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7/21/17 9:09 am RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
7/21/17 9:08 am RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
7/21/17 8:48 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
7/21/17 8:20 am Diane Meiborg <wheatongal52...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
7/21/17 7:26 am Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> Fw: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap
7/21/17 6:20 am RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler
7/21/17 4:57 am Matt Beatty <mbeatty233...> [IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler
7/20/17 10:53 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap
7/20/17 2:14 pm <canyonwren...> [IN-BIRD-L] WANDERING TATTLER STILL BEING SEEN AT MC HARBOR at 4 pm
7/20/17 1:17 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen STSA-- July 20, 2017
7/20/17 1:14 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Harbor is in Laporte County
7/20/17 12:32 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] TATTLER SPECIES M.C.HARBOR
7/20/17 11:55 am John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Tattler species Michigan City
7/19/17 4:38 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sanderlings today
7/19/17 3:55 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and St. Joe Co. Dog Day Afternoon 11 shorebird species
7/19/17 12:17 pm Will Schaust <wschaust...> [IN-BIRD-L] American White Pelican
7/18/17 4:47 pm Roger Hedge <randmhedge...> [IN-BIRD-L] Stilt Sandpiper
7/18/17 4:37 pm Jim Sullivan <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
7/18/17 4:35 pm Jim Sullivan <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
7/18/17 1:28 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] GPFWA Franklin's gull
7/18/17 9:48 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues, fourth day
7/18/17 6:35 am Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17
7/17/17 7:22 pm Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Checklist to Lose One Species
7/17/17 7:07 pm Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17
7/17/17 7:03 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- July 17, 2017 PM
7/17/17 5:41 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
7/17/17 4:05 pm Michael Topp <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach - 7/17 - Piping Plover, Shorebirds.
7/17/17 9:19 am gary langell <in-bird-l...> Fw: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
7/17/17 6:16 am Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...> [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
7/16/17 7:15 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh-- July 16, 2017 PM
7/16/17 6:31 pm Gary Bowman <otus44...> [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo Co White Ibis - No
7/16/17 6:05 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Monroe Co incidentals
7/16/17 10:46 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 16, 2017
7/16/17 10:01 am Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts - Madison County - Successful Nesting Confirmed
7/16/17 9:43 am Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...> [IN-BIRD-L] Interesting gnatcatcher behavior
7/15/17 7:10 pm Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] Floyd County Community Park Snow Goose?
7/15/17 2:17 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond and Linton
7/15/17 1:27 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Henslow's Sparrow, Young Sandhill Crane, Prophetstown State Park
7/15/17 12:16 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, Marbled Godwits, Willets - Mich. City Harbor
7/15/17 9:56 am Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...> [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis-YES
7/15/17 6:48 am Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...> [IN-BIRD-L]
7/14/17 11:34 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Short-billed Dowitchers, Wolf Lake
7/12/17 6:11 pm Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] Floyd County Broad-wings, etc.
7/12/17 1:43 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Marbled Godwits, Willet
7/12/17 12:39 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Chicago Skyway Monk Parakeets 2017
7/11/17 7:09 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] a few shorebird species, Vigo
7/10/17 8:26 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
7/10/17 7:33 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Sanderlings
7/9/17 12:03 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017
7/9/17 11:50 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017
7/9/17 9:58 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Shorebirds, BLGR-- July 9, 2017 AM
7/9/17 6:16 am Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 7/9 - 2 Lake County locations
7/8/17 2:19 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (8-Jul-2017) Sanderling et al.
7/8/17 6:00 am John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and Sod Farm shorebirds 7/7/17
7/7/17 7:36 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] two days at Goose Pond
7/5/17 5:58 am Shane Gibson <shane...> [IN-BIRD-L] list removal request
7/4/17 5:40 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
7/4/17 4:08 pm Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> [IN-BIRD-L] Prophetstown State Park
7/4/17 2:15 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Shorebirds-- July 4, 2017 PM
7/3/17 12:48 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Downtown Fort Wayne BCNH
7/2/17 12:45 pm Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 2, 2017
7/2/17 8:38 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Jul 2, 2017
7/2/17 7:00 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yohne Road BLGRs-- July 2, 2017 AM
7/1/17 2:19 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (1-July-2017) three excellent counts
6/30/17 12:21 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Short animation of the woodpecker feeding young
6/30/17 8:27 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-billied Woodpecker Feedin Young
6/30/17 7:08 am Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Participation in Indiana's Wild Turkey Brood Survey (no sightings)
6/29/17 4:20 am bob carper <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Shelbyville-Milroy BBS Thoughts
6/28/17 5:29 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] 13 Whooping Crane Calling
6/27/17 2:15 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh COGAs-- June 27, 2017 PM
6/25/17 5:31 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Allen County
6/25/17 11:09 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday June 25, 2017
6/25/17 8:09 am <canyonwren...> [IN-BIRD-L] BIRDING AND PHOTOS
6/25/17 5:32 am Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...> [IN-BIRD-L] Prairie birds at Prophetstown, Tippecanoe County
6/24/17 6:53 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Brown County warblers
6/24/17 5:50 pm <misner13...> <misner13...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts, NW Tippecanoe County
6/24/17 3:29 pm Michael Topp <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] N.W.Indiana - Willet, L.Yellowlegs, Mockingbird
6/24/17 3:03 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (24-Jun-2017) Merlin, M. Kites, Stilts, Am Bittern, & M. Godwits
6/24/17 10:47 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help with ID, female ???? Oriole
6/24/17 10:24 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Whooping Cranes Dancing
6/24/17 10:20 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Need help with ID, female ???? Oriole
6/24/17 9:23 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Marbled Godwits Michigan City Harbor
6/24/17 9:07 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Jun 24, 2017
6/23/17 5:26 pm Landon Neumann <landonneumann25...> [IN-BIRD-L] Plegadis Ibis Goose Pond
6/22/17 6:11 pm Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: BBS rare bird: White-faced Ibis
6/22/17 6:06 pm Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] BBS rare bird: White-faced Ibis
 
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Date: 7/21/17 9:09 am
From: RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
and a Sanderling.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Don Gorney
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:49 AM
To: <in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

The birders that are present on site indicate the bird has not been seen this morning. Reports are mostly being posted to the Facebook group called Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding. Look for the post with the initial sighting and look at the latest comments.

The birders did have an adult Piping Plover on the breakwall.

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212<tel:317.501.4212>
dongorney AT yahoo.com<http://yahoo.com>


________________________________
From: Diane Meiborg ><mailto:<wheatongal52...>
To: "<in-bird-l...><mailto:>" > <mailto:<in-bird-l...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

Has it been seen this morning?

Diane Meiborg
Wheaton,IL

On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...><mailto:<hopkinse...>> wrote:

Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38243029
====
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette


________________________________
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap

The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.

Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.

I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.

A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.

Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212<tel:317.501.4212>
dongorney AT yahoo.com<http://yahoo.com/>


 

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Date: 7/21/17 9:08 am
From: RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
I was just there and I did not see it.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Diane Meiborg
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 10:20 AM
To: <in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>;
Cc:
Subject:Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

Has it been seen this morning?

Diane Meiborg
Wheaton,IL

On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...><mailto:<hopkinse...>> wrote:


Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38243029

====

Ed Hopkins

W Lafayette


________________________________
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap

The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.

Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.

I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.

A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.

Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212<tel:317.501.4212>
dongorney AT yahoo.com<http://yahoo.com>
 

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Date: 7/21/17 8:48 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
The birders that are present on site indicate the bird has not been seen this morning. Reports are mostly being posted to the Facebook group called Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding. Look for the post with the initial sighting and look at the latest comments.
The birders did have an adult Piping Plover on the breakwall.  Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

From: Diane Meiborg <wheatongal52...>
To: "<in-bird-l...>" <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler

Has it been seen this morning?
Diane MeiborgWheaton,IL
On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> wrote:


  Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater.  For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38243029====Ed HopkinsW Lafayette


From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end. 
Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt. 
I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail. 
A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence. 
Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com



 

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Date: 7/21/17 8:20 am
From: Diane Meiborg <wheatongal52...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler
Has it been seen this morning?

Diane Meiborg
Wheaton,IL

> On Jul 21, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> wrote:
>
> Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38243029
>
> ====
>
> Ed Hopkins
>
> W Lafayette
>
>
> From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
> To: IN-BIRDS
> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap
>
> The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.
>
> Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.
>
> I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.
>
> A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.
>
> Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.
>
>
> Don Gorney
> Indianapolis, IN
> 317.501.4212
> dongorney AT yahoo.com

 

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Date: 7/21/17 7:26 am
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Subject: Fw: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap
Contrarily to what Don said, the Tattler was in full view for the first 1.5 hours or so on the S side of the outer breakwater. For a bad series of smart phone digiscope photos see the eBird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38243029

====

Ed Hopkins

W Lafayette


________________________________
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 1:52 AM
To: IN-BIRDS
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap

The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end.

Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt.

I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail.

A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence.

Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.


Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

 

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Date: 7/21/17 6:20 am
From: RICHARD WOOD <rwoodphd...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler
We are on our way to MCH now. We are stopped by a train in Gary.

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE device

------ Original message------
From: Matt Beatty
Date: Fri, Jul 21, 2017 6:57 AM
To: <in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>;
Cc:
Subject:[IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler


No Wandering Tattler has been seen this morning at Michigan City, but an adult banded Piping Plover is on the breakwall. 7/21/17 6:45am
 

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Date: 7/21/17 4:57 am
From: Matt Beatty <mbeatty233...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, MCH 7/21/17, no Tattler
No Wandering Tattler has been seen this morning at Michigan City, but an adult banded Piping Plover is on the breakwall. 7/21/17 6:45am
 

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Date: 7/20/17 10:53 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wandering Tattler Recap
The Wandering Tattler found by Eric Michael, Brad Bumgardner, and John Kendall on the breakwall at Michigan City Harbor shortly after noon on July 20 was seen sporadically throughout the afternoon. It was last seen at approx 5:30m CST, although observers thought the bird was still present. Unfortunately, the bird spent 99% of the time on the far side of the breakwall and only made occasional appearances in the afternoon. The bird was only seen on the east side of the breakwall between the left "rock pile" and the end of the breakwall. Many of the occasional afternoon sightings occurred at the left "rock pile". When you look at the breakwall there is a west/left and east/right rock pile on either side of a stretch of flat concrete near the east end. 
Conditions were not very good for photos. Brad Bumgardner may have obtained the best photos during the initial sighting. A handful of Brad's photos are viewable on the Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook. Others obtained photos but none have been posted as I compose this email. The bird appears to be an adult well into basic molt. 
I think Gray-tailed Tattler can be ruled out by the bird's very narrow supercilium that does not extend beyond the eye and the wing tips extending well past the tail. 
A number of birders are expected to be present early in the morning on June 21. The Birding Indiana Advanced Birding group on Facebook is likely the best place to follow news of the bird's presence or non-presence. 
Michigan City Harbor is located in Washington Park. For mapping, I recommend using 2 On The Lake, Michigan City, IN which is the address of the Parks Dept located next to the beach parking lot. On The Lake is not a real road. It's just a driving lane through the parking lot. Viewing is from the north or backside of the lighthouse.
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 7/20/17 2:14 pm
From: <canyonwren...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] WANDERING TATTLER STILL BEING SEEN AT MC HARBOR at 4 pm
It is on the outer breakwall. Birders are still there watching it. Best if you take a scope and walk out to the backside of the light house.

Time permitting, I will try to check for it early Friday since I live so close, unless someone reports it flying off today.

Good Birding!
Lynea


Lynea Hinchman
Michigan City, Indiana
Heart of the Indiana Dunes
CanyonWrenatComcastdotnet
http://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon_wren

"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived though its first material expression be destroyed. A vanished harmony may yet again
inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before
such a one can be again." William Beebe
 

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Date: 7/20/17 1:17 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen STSA-- July 20, 2017
Marisa Windell and Sandy Schacht found a few shorebirds today at the Branning Road and Amber Road puddles, and I'm relaying a paraphrased version of their report.  Best bird was a STILT SANDPIPER last seen at the Amber Road puddle.  They also noted Pectoral Sandpiper, two birds noted along Branning, with another (?) bird last seen at Amber,  20+ Least Sandpipers split between the puddles, and another peep that was likely Semi-palmated Sandpiper last seen at the Amber Road puddle.  Killdeer, of course, were everywhere, as was at least one Spotted.  But absolutely no sign of Wandering Tattler, imagine that.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 7/20/17 1:14 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Harbor is in Laporte County
Sorry

 

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Date: 7/20/17 12:32 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] TATTLER SPECIES M.C.HARBOR
Many observers watching a likely Wandering TATTLER resting on outer
breakwall at Michigan City Harbor in Lake County.

 

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Date: 7/20/17 11:55 am
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Tattler species Michigan City
Bird is on outer break wall. Several birders here.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/19/17 4:38 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sanderlings today
I thought I had a dozen species!
Forgot 13 Sanderlings at Michigan City.

John Kendall

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 7/19/17 3:55 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and St. Joe Co. Dog Day Afternoon 11 shorebird species
I birded the Harbor for few hours mid-am to 2 pm. Later I ran into Bob Huguenard at Pierce Rd. and we looked over a nice assortment of species.
Michigan City
Semipalmated Plover-2
Semipalmated Sandpiper-8
Least Sandpiper-6
Spotted Sandpiper-3
Willet-2

Pierce Rd. Wetlands
St Joe Co.
killdeer-12
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Solitary SP-3
Spotted SP-4
Wilson's Snipe-1 found by Bob in the corn.
Short-billed Dowitcher-1
Semipalmated SP -7
Least SP-4
Pectoral SP-8

John Kendall
Warsaw


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Date: 7/19/17 12:17 pm
From: Will Schaust <wschaust...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] American White Pelican
There are two American White Pelicans in the Bird Sanctuary behind the
Eagle Creek Ornithology Center. The birds are perched together on a rock in
the middle of the water and can be viewed with the scope at the OC. Feel
free to contact the staff if there are any questions.

--
Will Schaust
<wschaust...>
Cell: 317-430-8513

 

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Date: 7/18/17 4:47 pm
From: Roger Hedge <randmhedge...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Stilt Sandpiper
CR 300N just north of Lebanon, Boone Co. is primed for shorebirds with ponded fields on both sides of the road just east of its junction with Elm Swamp Road. With less than 1/2 hour to spare this evening, I found a few migrants that were actually better viewed from Elm Swamp Road. Head north of 300N/Elm Swamp Rd intersection on Elm Swamp (road will curve back east) for about .4 mile. There are residences in this area and you will note a gray house and barn to your west (right). A small ponded area just south of the road hosted a single Stilt Sandpiper, 4 Solitary Sandpipers, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs, 1 Least Sandpiper, and a couple Pectorals. I likely missed some things, but water in the surrounding fields should persist for awhile as there has been alot of water in this area since the previous rains.


Roger Hedge

Lebanon, IN
 

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Date: 7/18/17 4:37 pm
From: Jim Sullivan <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
Present in pond south of Kennet and east of Arbuckle at 7:30pm.
Sorry about blank post.  Dropped phone and sent msg.

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 7:30 PM, Jim Sullivan <jb.sullivan...> wrote:




Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:14 PM, gary langell <in-bird-l...> wrote:

#yiv0437112474 blockquote, #yiv0437112474 div.yiv0437112474yahoo_quoted {margin-left:0 !important;border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important;padding-left:1ex !important;background-color:white;}White Ibis is still present as of 11:00 AM local time. The Ibis IS currently foraging/wading in the wooded area on the far side of the flooded area and just south of the soybean field. Park at the flooded portion of road and walk west. The waters was over my knees so hip or chest waders would be advised. 

Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627

Begin forwarded message:

On Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:15 AM, Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...> wrote:

The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute









 

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Date: 7/18/17 4:35 pm
From: Jim Sullivan <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County



Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


On Monday, July 17, 2017, 12:14 PM, gary langell <in-bird-l...> wrote:

#yiv0437112474 blockquote, #yiv0437112474 div.yiv0437112474yahoo_quoted {margin-left:0 !important;border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important;padding-left:1ex !important;background-color:white;}White Ibis is still present as of 11:00 AM local time. The Ibis IS currently foraging/wading in the wooded area on the far side of the flooded area and just south of the soybean field. Park at the flooded portion of road and walk west. The waters was over my knees so hip or chest waders would be advised. 

Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627

Begin forwarded message:

On Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:15 AM, Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...> wrote:

The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute






 

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Date: 7/18/17 1:28 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] GPFWA Franklin's gull
This afternoon around 1, Gary Langell and I observed an alternate adult Franklin's gull in MPW4 at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County. We viewed the gull from a great distance as we were standing on the 1200W bridge at the south end of MPW. There is a gravel spit to the north east and the gull rested here for awhile before lifting off and circling higher and higher on thermals. I would not expect it to return to MPW, but you never know.

Our day was cut short by vehicle trouble. I'll post a full list later tonight or tomorrow.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

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Date: 7/18/17 9:48 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues, fourth day
I watched the adult White Ibis forage in the floodwaters over Kennett Drive in sw. Vigo county, half a mile east of the Arbuckle intersection - this morning, 10:50 to 11:10 AM. The bird was about 200 yards west of the informal parking spot on Kennett by the purple martin houses. It was just beyond (west of) the tree line on the south side of Kennett. It foraged leisurely there until a local pickup approached and tested the waters, backing out when they reached a foot depth. The ibis flew off to the southwest, turning south down Arbuckle, roughly, at tree-top level.

The bird seems to like the flooded part of Kennett (has been seen there on 3 days), so if you happen to arrive when it's undisturbed, you have a chance at a nice view. In general, it seems attracted to the Kennett/Arbuckle intersection area.

 

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Date: 7/18/17 6:35 am
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17

The complete URL is:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38195811
====
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette, IN

________________________________
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 10:06 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17


The pair of BNSTs that were found by John Cassady weeks ago are, finally, on a nest. This is, at least, the third nest in two years in a 2.5 mile circle. See photos in eBird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S3<http://secure-web.cisco.com/1LYlh3NfeQ38z30Ok5z3-HOtdr80LcFPzJg21X38Yy_ZZct7F24DTn3Hy6SLzUvxQsNUWJKTUSlxpsKp9ITeXaJpcN-q5c4Q-f24pQeICrgFLZ7-qVwuIHuynFzOIdTbKIzL__UkdYGj8RVADNM-Jiapw5RG2-iKOCVJxOCaD9_TBMLaBaJEcyY5UZKvAR2uK_0QFYrDOpMHcjVYc5-S9LvIQY_kcLTv31yvM9DBItBi6aOpse0UByHtmN8a-CTsx-2JwjFvcmS6FcWK_1oESI6O6lmHVhhThfr4b7YeMEtmYpHllnS0fzVK6pz05C5LmqFk0wvPzrcVRUM-HCyCDiktbsrDgeI3dV-zwZkr-Xa4/http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS3>

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Ed Hopkins

 

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Date: 7/17/17 7:22 pm
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Checklist to Lose One Species
I haven't noticed anyone else commenting on the AOS (A.K.A. AOU) Check-list 2017 Report and the lumping of Thayer's Gull into Iceland Gull. No more fretting over white-wing gull identification. See the ABA's summary at:

http://blog.aba.org/2017/07/2017-aos-supplement.html

====

Ed Hopkins

2017 AOS Supplement is Out! ABA Blog<http://blog.aba.org/2017/07/2017-aos-supplement.html>
blog.aba.org
Unfortunately, this lump breaks the NACCs own A=B+C Rule, which states that unique English names should be used for splits and lumps so as to avoid confusion.




 

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Date: 7/17/17 7:07 pm
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts on nest in Tippecanoe Co., 7/17/17
The pair of BNSTs that were found by John Cassady weeks ago are, finally, on a nest. This is, at least, the third nest in two years in a 2.5 mile circle. See photos in eBird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S3

====

Ed Hopkins

 

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Date: 7/17/17 7:03 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- July 17, 2017 PM
I checked some area basins and puddles this mid-afternoon for shorebirds.  Other than dozens of Killdeer everywhere and a few Spotteds, the only other shorebird I managed was Least Sandpiper-- nine birds at the puddle on the south side of Branning Road next to Homestead Road.  That puddle in nearly gone, but the Amber Road area still looks decent, if only some birds would find it.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 7/17/17 5:41 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
A male/female pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were hopping around in the lower branches of a maple tree in the front yard midday; saw the female in the same location later in afternoon.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Jul 17, 2017

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Indigo Bunting 1

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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Date: 7/17/17 4:05 pm
From: Michael Topp <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach - 7/17 - Piping Plover, Shorebirds.
7/17


MILLER BEACH ;
I checked the beach after work today. Highlights include

Piping Plover and a few other shorebird species.
Complete list on e-bird.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1- PIPING PLOVER (Adult bird with no bands)
I will post a picture later.
19-Sanderlings (all adults)
4-Semipalmated Sandpipers (adults)
1-Least Sandpiper (adult)
8 Spotted Sandpipers
Michael Topp
Highland IN.


 

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Date: 7/17/17 9:19 am
From: gary langell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Fw: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } White Ibis is still present as of 11:00 AM local time. The Ibis IS currently foraging/wading in the wooded area on the far side of the flooded area and just south of the soybean field. Park at the flooded portion of road and walk west. The waters was over my knees so hip or chest waders would be advised. 

Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County812-360-3627

Begin forwarded message:

On Monday, July 17, 2017, 8:15 AM, Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...> wrote:

The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute



 

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Date: 7/17/17 6:16 am
From: Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis continues in Vigo County
The ibis is currently (9 a.m.) being viewed by myself and Michael Brown at the Kennett Road site that I described in my post of July 15th. The bird is in the same place doing the same thing at the same time of day as per the initial sighting.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute
 

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Date: 7/16/17 7:15 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh-- July 16, 2017 PM
I walked the main drive of EM tonight past the barn to the woods and back (8:15-9:15) but struck out again on my targets of Black-crowned Night Heron and Sedge Wren.  The wrens have been a little frustrating this summer, as I'm aware of at least one report by Ed Powers of two birds singing there recently.  But I've checked regularly, before and after his report, almost daily and at several times of day, with no luck.  Closest thing I could come up with were the Common Yellowthroat vocalizations that sometimes suggest the end of a SEWR song.  His birds must've been post-or-failed-breeding wanderers that just didn't stick on their way south.

Once I got past the barn, it became a little harder to hear things other than all the blackbirds and starlings that were coming in for the night.  But it was indeed a beautiful night to be out, and I enjoyed my walk despite a lackluster bird list:

Canada Goose- 16
Mute Swan-1
Wood Duck- 15
Mallard- 10
Double-crested Cormorant- 1 flying east to join his buds at Serv-All
Great Blue Heron- 10
Great Egret- 1
Green Heron- 1
Common Gallinule- 1 adult calling, gathering up the young'ns, no doubt, to hide them from the evil birder
Killdeer- 1
Mourning Dove- 1
Common Nighthawk- 1
Willow Flycatcher- 1
Eastern Kingbird- 4
Tree Swallow- 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow- 4
Barn Swallow- 35
Marsh Wren- 6
Wood Thrush- 1
American Robin- 5
European Starling- 2000
Common Yellowthroat- 6
Song Sparrow- 10
Indigo Bunting- 6
Red-winged Blackbird- 1000
Common Grackle- 500
House Finch- 5
American Goldfinch- 2

Non-avian highlight:  Three mink pounced out into the road near the gate before quickly receding on seeing me.  On walking past the area, I flushed quite a few young Leopard Frogs and wondered if perhaps the mammals were catching them for dinner.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 7/16/17 6:31 pm
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo Co White Ibis - No
We tried for the White Ibis on Kinnett Road west of Prairieton this morning.
Although we found at least 15 Great Egrets, a Solitary Sandpiper, many Purple
Martins, Barn, Tree, Cliff Swallows and others, we failed to find the ibis. We did
not wade down toward the end of the road so it could have been there hiding
out of sight.

We then continued north to Universal Mine and were treated to several Henslow's
Sparrows and a couple Sedge Wrens. Since we just checked the more southerly
side of the area, we didn't find any Upland Sandpipers.

An enjoyable morning and early afternoon.

Gary and Lisa Bowman, Vincennes

 

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Date: 7/16/17 6:05 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Monroe Co incidentals
Some incidentals at or near my property in SW Monroe Co unless otherwise noted.

Terri Greene


Jul 16, 2017
Comments: Mostly birds I saw or heard today that I didn't see or hear yesterday
Turkey Vulture 1 (perched in big, dead oak tree—sunning wings) see photo at checklist
Eastern Kingbird 1
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Sparrow 1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38175572

Jul 15, 2017
Great Blue Heron 3 (flying over)
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
House Finch 14
American Goldfinch 3

Jul 11, 2017
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1

Jul 9, 2017 9:45 PM
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1

Jul 8, 2017
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Jul 3, 2017
Wild Turkey 1

Jul 2, 2017
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 11
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 1

Jul 1, 2017
Green Heron 1
Eastern Phoebe 6 (phoebes fledged from nest on front porch)
Gray Catbird 1

Jun 30, 2017 (Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US)
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 5 (where Lee Phillips Rd tees into Snow Rd)
American Kestrel 1
Barn Swallow 2
American Robin 2
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling X
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Eastern Meadowlark 8

Jun 27, 2017
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1
Belted Kingfisher 1

Jun 25, 2017
Blue Jay 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
House Sparrow 1

Jun 24, 2017
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (southeast)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 19
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 (1 fledgllng)
Downy Woodpecker 3 (1 fledgllng)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 7 (2 adults and 5 nestlings)
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 22
American Goldfinch 1

Jun 20, 2017 9:20 PM
Great Blue Heron 1 (in big, dead oak tree)

Jun 19, 2017
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1

Jun 18, 2017
Belted Kingfisher 1

Jun 16, 2017
Chimney Swift 3
Northern Flicker 1

Jun 15, 2017
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 23

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Date: 7/16/17 10:46 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 16, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 75 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Bird walk begins at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center, all are welcome.

Don Williams
 

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Date: 7/16/17 10:01 am
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts - Madison County - Successful Nesting Confirmed
Per my prior emails I have been trying to monitor the Blacked-necked Stilts
in the field on the north side of Anderson. This field is pretty low and
especially this year has held a lot of water. There is a mound in the
middle that always stays dry. The field almost dried up but then monsoon
season started and it still has a lot of water. There was one bird that
was constantly sitting on the south east corner of the mound. I left for
vacation and when I came back there was more water and the birds had moved
back a bit. The field is now growing a lot of vegetation and cattails.
However, I was able to get a quick glimpse of two young birds this past
week. It was great to confirm that they have successfully nested. I am not
sure if others are interested or not but I will warn you that with the
vegetation I have only seen the young once and even the adults are very
difficult to find right now. If the field starts to dry up it may pull the
birds closer to the road and more in the open. I would say you have 50/50
chance at seeing the adults at this point. Easiest way to explain the
location is to click on the eBird link below and click on the map hyperlink.
Birds are in the middle of the north side and either behind the mound in the
middle or to the east/right of it.



https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38105314



Jeff Timmons

Anderson, IN




 

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Date: 7/16/17 9:43 am
From: Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Interesting gnatcatcher behavior
Around noon today, I opened my window in my room to let the cool air in, and I noticed a little gnatcatcher hopping around on the ground in the mulch my dad had just put down a couple weeks ago. He picked a spot, sat down, and spread his wings and tail feathers out as much as they could go. He sat there for about 30 seconds not moving anything but his head to look around. I don't know for sure, but my best guess is to warm himself in the sunshine and on the mulch, which is probably pretty warm itself.

Ben Cvengros
 

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Date: 7/15/17 7:10 pm
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Floyd County Community Park Snow Goose?
Hello in-birders,

Those of you who are bored with summer birding may want to weigh in on the
parentage of this apparent blue form Snow Goose. Pictures are attached to
the ebird list. We'll appreciate your opinions & expertise.

Thanks,

Debbie & Joe Caruso
New Albany, IN

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38153762

 

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Date: 7/15/17 2:17 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond and Linton
I checked three areas at Goose Pond FWA. Had 9 shorebird species at MPE4, including Stilt and Semipalmated sandpipers. Elsewhere, 3 Least Bitterns, 6 adult and 16 juvenile Common Gallinules, 5 Marsh Wrens. In Linton, a Mississippi Kite.


Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 15, 2017 6:25 AM - 7:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Started in northwest corner of unit at CR 100S and 1475W, listening to song. Then to parking lot and levee on east side of unit, central part, viewing shallow lake. Cool for the date (61 F), nearly calm, fairly clear.
17 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 3
Least Bittern 1 juvenile perched motionless on edge of cattail stand bordering lake, about 2 feet above water (photo)
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 trumpet creeper in flower
Willow Flycatcher 2
American Crow 7
Barn Swallow 1
Marsh Wren 2 two birds heard singing in cattails
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 40

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 15, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Focused on shorebirds and herons in MPE4, noting a few things in adjacent MPE2. Walked down levee on west side of MPE4 first, which offered slightly closer view but facing morning sun; so I walked around to east side levee, which is shaded in early morning. Temp in 60's, near calm, clear but humid.
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 20 loafing at south end of MPE4 pool
Wood Duck 6
Mallard 2 females
Pied-billed Grebe 4 includes 2 juveniles; calling a lot in MPE4
Double-crested Cormorant 6 perched in snags, flying; at least some were immature
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 7
Green Heron 1
Common Gallinule 2 adults
American Coot 1 adult
Black-necked Stilt 2
Killdeer 40
Stilt Sandpiper 1 adult foraging, nicely barred all along sides, downcurved bill
Least Sandpiper 20
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 foraging with Least Sandpipers; a bit larger, dark legs, bill straight and tubular compared to Least; stand taller, back flatter, not crouched
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Least Tern 1 one adult appeared three times, diving for fish in the very shallow pool where shorebirds were foraging
Belted Kingfisher 1
Willow Flycatcher 2 (photo)
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 10
swallow sp. 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 15, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Observed water birds primarily, in large rectangular pond in southeast corner of unit -- along CR 1100W, at check-in station, and across road from small new unit GP14. Walked along short east-side and longer south-side levees. Warm (to 70 F), calm, clear.
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40 flocks flying over, and others loafing in west end of lake
Wood Duck 20
Mallard 14 adult females, or female-plumaged and full sized.
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Least Bittern 2 one in flight, another hunting from perch in weeds in middle of water. (I had four birds here a week ago, at dawn.)
Great Blue Heron 1
Common Gallinule 22 6 adults, 16 juveniles ... apparently at least 3 famliies bred at this lake
Killdeer 8
Mourning Dove 1
Willow Flycatcher 3
Bell's Vireo 2
swallow sp. 10
Marsh Wren 3 singing birds, at intervals around lake edge, in cattails (unseen); singing fairly regularly
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Orchard Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38148333

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Linton, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 15, 2017 10:50 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Noticed raptor as I pulled into Subway Restaurant in downtown Linton.
2 species

MISSISSIPPI KITE 1 adult soared leisurely low over trees along Linton's main thoroughfare, circling over "LINTON" water tower, across street from Subway restaurant. Observed for a few minutes in binocs. White head, gray body, kite wing and tail shape, prominent white secondary wing patches
Chimney Swift 10

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Date: 7/15/17 1:27 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Henslow's Sparrow, Young Sandhill Crane, Prophetstown State Park
The park was crowded today but a few good birds showed up. The Sandhill
Cranes have produced another young at the park. Henslow's Sparrows were
singing and plentiful .

Birds seen today:

Sandhill Cranes--2 adult 1 young

Great blue Heron--2

Green Heron --1

Turkey Vulture--5- some were feeding in the newly mown pasture at the farm

Red wing Blackbird--10

Indigo Bunting --2

Gray Catbird--1

Brown headed Cowbird--7

Blue Grosbeak--1 male

Eastern Kingbird--4

Belted Kingfisher--2

Eastern Meadowlark--5

American Robin--2

Field Sparrow--2

House Sparrow--4

Common Yellowthroat--5

Mourning Dove--2

Bank Swallow--3

Barn Swallow--7

Tree Swallow--5

Chimney Swift--4

Northern Flicker--2

Henslow's Sparrow--7

Grasshopper Sparrow--2

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

http://www.flickr.com/photos/russ_allison






 

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Date: 7/15/17 12:16 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Piping Plover, Marbled Godwits, Willets - Mich. City Harbor
Ad. Piping Plover, 2 Marbled Godwits, and 8 Willets currently on outer breakwater at Mich. City Harbor.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 7/15/17 9:56 am
From: Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] White Ibis-YES
Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd.
Jul 15, 2017
11:15 AM
Stationary
45 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: With Michael Brown
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.2 Build 140

5 Wood Duck
3 Hooded Merganser -- Seen swimming and diving in flooded field. Michael Brown pointed them out.
7 Great Blue Heron
20 Great Egret
1 White Ibis -- Bird first seen by Steve Lima earlier this morning. By the time I got there, the bird was ~200 yards away wading along Arbuckle south of the intersection. Michael Brown and I watched as it slowly made its way north and flew to the north side of the intersection. Completely white bird except for black wing tips. Red legs and skin around face. Bill is lighter color of red possibly or maybe a bit yellowish (could not tell from my pictures because it was so far away). Steve has better pictures.
1 Belted Kingfisher -- Male
8 Tree Swallow
10 Barn Swallow
30 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 9


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Date: 7/15/17 6:48 am
From: Steven Lima <Steven.Lima...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L]
White Ibis (adult) at Kennett Drive west of Prairieton in Vigo County. Present at 9:45, working edge of flooded soybean field on the south side of Kennett, on the far side of the flood water covering Kennett. It is working it's way to the south, and if it goes well to the south, it may be out of view. Photos to be posted at eBIrd site.

Steve Lima
Terre Haute
 

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Date: 7/14/17 11:34 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Short-billed Dowitchers, Wolf Lake
14 July 2017 AT 6:30 a.m.- Joined later by Michael Topp. At Forsythe Park,
Wolf Lake the adult SNOWY EGRET was feeding among 6 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS
on a near island's shoreline. In the background was 1 juv. AMERICAN WHITE
PELICAN. Also 3 adult AMERICAN COOTS, 5 KILLDEER,6 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 3
GREAT EGRETS, 2 GREAT BLUE HERONS.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 7/12/17 6:11 pm
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Floyd County Broad-wings, etc.
Debbie encouraged (pushed?) me to ignore the heat, suck it up, and go with
her to check on some south-county spots to see if we could plug some holes
in our SBC list. As usual, her instincts were right. We stopped to check
the field on 5 Mile Ln. to see if the Dickcissels we had in early June were
still there. Miraculously, this field remains one of the few in the county
that hasn't been mowed or planted in corn or soybeans - 4 singing
Dickcissels. As a bonus, 2 Purple Martins flew overhead, giving us species
#98 for the count (see Deb's instincts, above.) Then we headed over to 2
Mile Ln., and almost immediately had a furtive buteo cross the road in
front of us. When we stopped , we heard a juvenile Broad-wing doing its
begging call, saw it and another B-w down in the wooded creek bed along the
road - #99. (Her instincts again - she'll be unbearable tonight.)

Debbie & Joe Caruso
New Albany, IN

 

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Date: 7/12/17 1:43 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Marbled Godwits, Willet
As I left at 3:25 pm, two Marbled Godwits and a Willet were on the outer breakwall. I also had 7 Sanderlings.
The Least Sandpipers were still at the Sod Farm near New Carlisle.

John Kendall
Warsaw

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Date: 7/12/17 12:39 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Chicago Skyway Monk Parakeets 2017
07 and 09 July 2017 - This is the 2017 nesting report on the Chicago Skyway
Monk Parakeet colony in SE Chicago. The Chicago Skyway is at the Indiana
state line and connects to the Indiana Toll Road.



From the Picosito Mexican Grill I counted 47 stick nests (5 under the bridge
and 42 on the southwest side of the bridge) along 10000 S. Ewing Ave. and
Avenues "L" "M" and "N." Some nests are small with one perfectly round
entrance hole and others are very large with many connecting compartment
entrance holes.



There is much more traffic in this area than in previous years, but the
intersection has been improved and greened so one can actually sit under a
nest in the small East Side Memorial parkway that has four benches near the
army tank monument.



The 2016 count was a high of 50+ nests. Possibly the lower number is because
workers maintain and paint the bridge and remove nests accessible on the
underside of the bridge. Workers were working July 7 under the bridge at
100th and Ewing. However, the established southwest outer stick nests jammed
between sections of pipes are active with nestlings.



The nests are destroyed by the city and state and utility companies as
non-native birds with the approval of institutions and non-government
organizations including bird organizations. However, the Chicago Skyway is
leased private property and the Monks are accepted in the community as a
novelty. This is a neighborhood near the heavy industrial developed Calumet
River and the Monk's competitors are House Sparrows and European Starlings
that succeed in the harsh environment. They nested in the "hidden" lakefront
Calumet Park on light posts and electric transmission boxes in alleyways.
New nests are regularly removed. Large colonies of Monk Parakeets once
existed in Hyde Park in Chicago and the Village of Burnham, Illinois on
Greenbay Ave. Monk nests on public property and on utility polls are usually
removed in Northwest Indiana as well.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN

Author: Monk Parakeet: First State Breeding Records and Expansion into
Northwest Indiana, Indiana Audubon Quarterly February 2006


 

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Date: 7/11/17 7:09 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] a few shorebird species, Vigo
I checked this site in southwest Vigo County, finding 5 shorebird species.

Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd., Vigo, Indiana, US
Jul 11, 2017 3:50 PM - 5:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Following a hard mid-day rain (about one inch) and thunderstorms, I drove in on Kennett Drive from Prairieton and began birding at Purple Martin houses 0.5 miles east of Arbuckle. No exposed mudflats visible, just four or five flooded ponds or channels bordered by crops or grassy vegetation. Drove north and west on Arbuckle one mile to Wabash levee, then retraced route to Kennett and proceeded south to "Blue Hole" area and Robertson Road. Warm, 75 degrees, overcast, calm.
36 species

Wood Duck 18 10 adult birds, including two females each with four ducklings
Great Blue Heron 15
Great Egret 12 five were resting, foraging a little in one of the larger ponds fairly near the road (30 yards), and remarkably tolerant of me (for this species)
Bald Eagle 1 adult at Blue Hole
Killdeer 10 9 adults, 1 small juvenile
Least Sandpiper 4 3 with Solitary and Killdeer in a small mini-pond surrounded by green herbaceous vegetation, connected to a wider channel where egrets foraged
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 flew in low and landed along edge of channel and pond, joining Wood Ducks and a few Killdeer; soon disappeared in grass, apparently. Good views in scope at 70 yards of streaked throat and breast with sharp demarkation at mid-breast; in flight, dark line down rump with white on either side on base of tail; yellowish legs
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Horned Lark 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 14
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 8
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 20
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 8
Dickcissel 5
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38092861

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Date: 7/10/17 8:26 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne

It was a pleasant, if rather humid day at Eagle Marsh. I walked up the lane to the barn, and as far beyond the barn as I could go without boots.


Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 10, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: 77 F, cloudy to partly cloudy, light wind
25 species

Canada Goose 9
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 9
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 1
Killdeer 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 1
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 5
Sedge Wren 2 one heard at about the second utility pole inside the green gate, the other near the barn
Marsh Wren 6
Common Yellowthroat 2
Vesper Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 8
Red-winged Blackbird 100
Common Grackle 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38078089

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 7/10/17 7:33 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City Sanderlings
Two ad. Sanderlings on the outer break wall now.
John Kendall

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Date: 7/9/17 12:03 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017
Forgot to mention, be sure to click on the juvenile Common Throat image,
one of the highest resolution images I have ever taken.

On Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:50:20 -0400, you wrote:

>Great day on the refuge. Barb and I stopped to set up our camera
>exposures and a Kingbird landed less than 10 feet in front of the
>camera. Went on to get good photos of adult and juvenile Common
>Yellowthroat, Green Heron and a Indigo Bunting in interesting light.
>Photos at
>
>WWW.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser
>
>Dan Kaiser
>Columbus, IN
 

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Date: 7/9/17 11:50 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR 7/09/2017
Great day on the refuge. Barb and I stopped to set up our camera
exposures and a Kingbird landed less than 10 feet in front of the
camera. Went on to get good photos of adult and juvenile Common
Yellowthroat, Green Heron and a Indigo Bunting in interesting light.
Photos at

WWW.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus, IN
 

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Date: 7/9/17 9:58 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Shorebirds, BLGR-- July 9, 2017 AM
Main highlights from a few stops this morning:

BLUE GROSBEAK-- A singing adult male on the west side of SMITH ROAD south of Yohne Road.  As soon as I stopped at a pull-off, the bird flew up to a nearby wire and started singing.  Good looks.
WILD TURKEY-- Two birds on the two-track separating the SW corner of the Serv-All property from the SE corner of FOX ISLAND COUNTY PARK.  I don't know how "wild" they were, but they acted pretty skittish, immediately turning and jogging away from me down the heavily wooded lane when I parked at the gate just off Yohne Road.
Killdeer, Spotted (4) and Least (5) Sandpipers, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (1)-- South side of BRANNING ROAD near its intersection with Homestead Road.  There were no migrant shorebirds present here or along Amber yesterday afternoon when I checked.
Bald Eagle (two adults), Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs (1), and Least Sandpiper (9)-- West side of AMBER ROAD south of the rail road.  There was a Marsh Wren singing on the east side.
HENSLOW'S SPARROW-- A singing bird on the west side of Aboite Road in ARROWHEAD PRAIRIE a bit south of the egg business located on the opposite side of the road.

Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 7/9/17 6:16 am
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 7/9 - 2 Lake County locations
This morning, I startedat Grant Street where I found the typical summer birds for this location alongwith a few shorebirds. I then headed to Carlson Oxbow where I birded thesouthern section along the Little Calumet River and found some more shorebirds.This area also has an Osprey nest, and I observed 2 adults and 1 juvenile. Beloware my lists.


 
Matt Kalwasinski


 
Grant St. Marsh, Lake, Indiana, US

Jul 9, 2017 5:16 AM -6:43 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.8 mile(s)

30 species (+1 othertaxa)


 
Canada Goose  9

Wood Duck 159    Single scan moving left to right.

Mallard  26

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Great Blue Heron 23

Great Egret  45

Black-crownedNight-Heron  4    Two adults and two first summer birds

Red-tailed Hawk  2

Common Gallinule 4 -   All adults

American Coot  3

Killdeer  6

Least Sandpiper 3   - Adults

Spotted Sandpiper  2 -  One adult and one unaged

Solitary Sandpiper 1  -  Adult

Ring-billed Gull  3

Chimney Swift  8

American Kestrel  1

Alder/Willow Flycatcher(Traill's Flycatcher)  1

Warbling Vireo  1

Tree Swallow 52  -  Multiple juvenile birds flying around

Barn Swallow 4  -  2 juvs

Cliff Swallow  2

Marsh Wren  13

American Robin  2

Gray Catbird  1

CommonYellowthroat  3

Yellow Warbler  1

Song Sparrow  5

Northern Cardinal 1

Red-wingedBlackbird  74  -  Juvs seen

Brown-headedCowbird  1


 
Carlson Oxbow Nature Park, Lake, Indiana, US

Jul 9, 2017 6:59 AM -7:40 AM

Protocol: Traveling

0.25 mile(s)

Comments:   Walked the southern portion along the little Calumet River

29 species


 
Mallard  13

Great Blue Heron  5

Great Egret  4

Osprey  3  - Two adults and one juvenile (on nesting platform)

Killdeer  49

Least Sandpiper 14  -  Adults

Spotted Sandpiper 9  -  3 juvs

Solitary Sandpiper 2  -  Adults

Ring-billed Gull  3

Rock Pigeon (FeralPigeon)  5

Mourning Dove 5   - One juvenile

Chimney Swift  2

Downy Woodpecker  1

Great CrestedFlycatcher  1

Warbling Vireo  1

Tree Swallow  32

Barn Swallow  2

Cliff Swallow  2

American Robin  3

Gray Catbird  1

European Starling 5

Cedar Waxwing  3

CommonYellowthroat  2

Song Sparrow  4

Northern Cardinal 1

Red-wingedBlackbird  21

Common Grackle  1

Baltimore Oriole 2  -  Juvs

American Goldfinch 2


 

 

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Date: 7/8/17 2:19 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (8-Jul-2017) Sanderling et al.
Today (8-July-2017) John Cassady, Kim Ehn, Bob & Christine Guth, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

The day’s objective was migrant shorebirds and we were partially successful with a very early Sanderling and a half-dozen Least Sandpipers. We were also pleasantly surprised by a singing Black-and-white Warbler in east Beverly Shores and a pristine Bald Eagle youngster at the 129th Street wetland. And the weather was superb.

—VISITOR CENTER Wood Thrush,1 singing

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR ( AM & PM visits- with Mike Bourdon in AM & Jeff McCoy in PM)
Mallard,10
Double-crested Cormorant,4
Great Blue Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,11
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1 adult
Sanderling,1 alternate adult- Indiana’s fifth earliest fall record
Ring-billed Gull,140- including 4 juvs
Herring Gull,2
Caspian Tern,17- including 4 juvs
Peregrine Falcon,1
Eastern Kingbird,2
Bank Swallow,20
Barn Swallow,25

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Wood Duck,16
Great Egret,27
Belted Kingficher,1
Pileated Woodpecker,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Willow Flycatcher,1 call note
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Red-eyed Vireo,2
Tree Swallow,2
House Wren,3
Marsh Wren,1
Black-capped Chickadee,4
Eastern Bluebird,1
Wood Thrush,1 singing
American Robin,6
Gray Catbird,13
Cedar Waxwing,1
European Starling,10
Black-and-white Warbler,1 singing
Yellow Warbler,7
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
American Redstart,2
Common Yellowthroat,2
Eastern Towhee,2
Song Sparrow,7
Swamp Sparrow,5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2
Indigo Bunting,1

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Great Blue Heron,1
Black-crowned Night-Heron,1 adult- flyby
Red-tailed Hawk,3
Belted Kingfisher,1
Eastern Kingibird,1
White-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Warbling Vireo,2
Barn Swallow,7
Marsh Wren,1
Black-capped Chickadee,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
American Robin,3
Gray Catbird,3
Yellow Warbler,3
American Redstart,1
Common Yellowthroat,7
Eastern Towhee,2
Song Sparrow,8
Swamp Sparrow,4
House Finch,1
Indigo Bunting,1

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Great Blue Heron,2
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Mourning Dove,3
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,3
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Willow Flycatcher,1 singing
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,2
Tree Swallow,36
White-breasted Nuthatch,1
Eastern Bluebird,2
Gray Catbird,5
Yellow Warbler,3 singing
Common Yellowthroat,3
Chipping Sparrow,1
Field Sparrow,1
Song Sparrow,2
Swamp Sparrow,3
House Finch,2

—MILLER BEACH (with Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,4
Great Egret,3
Turkey Vulture,8
Killdeer,3
Spotted Sandpiper,1 adult
Ring-billed Gull,55- including 4 juvs
Herring Gull,2
Caspian Tern,12
Bank Swallow,14
Barn Swallow,2

—129TH STREET WETLAND
Mallard,5- fem & downy chicks
Great Egret,2
Bald Eagle,1 fresh juv
Killdeer,12
Least Sandpiper,6 adults
Eastern Kingbird,2
Marsh Wren,2
Cedar Waxwing,3

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Great Blue Heron,1
Green Heron,2
Turkey Vulture,7
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Willow Flycatcher,3 vocalizations
Eastern Kingbird,5
Tree Swallow,36
Barn Swallow,2
House Wren,1
Gray Catbird,1
Common Yellowthroat,3
Chipping Sparrow,1
Field Sparrow,2
Grasshopper Sparrow,3
Song Sparrow,1
Indigo Bunting,5
Dickcissel,28

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 7/8/17 6:00 am
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and Sod Farm shorebirds 7/7/17
I had a couple of Willets on the breakwall and the following along Smilax north of Edison Sod Farm in St Joe Co. near New Carlisle:
Least Sandpiper-5
Pectoral Sandpiper-1
Spotted -2
Lesser Yellowlegs-2

John Kendall
Warsaw

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Date: 7/7/17 7:36 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] two days at Goose Pond
Diana and I spent two days birding at Goose Pond and Greene-Sullivan State Forest, lodging at well-named Pleasant Grove Farm adjacent to Goose Pond Unit 5. This made it easy to bird at dawn and dusk. I was targeting night-herons, bitterns, and nightjars, and with ample time did well on these, though we missed American Bittern. Best shorebird spot was Main Pool East 4 (8 species, including SB Dowitcher and good numbers of Least Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs for early July). Two surprises were: a male Bobolink, and a distant medium-sized black-hooded gull, either Laughing or Franklins.





Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 5, 2017 8:05 PM - 8:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Diana Hews. Drove in from south to CR1200W dead end, overlooking Main Pool West from south, at bridge. Overcast, intermittent drizzle.
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 10
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 20 stationed along channel of water, distant; active
Great Egret 70 perched in trees along inundated former roadway, about a mile north
Common Gallinule 2 one adult, one young on water in distance
GULL sp. 1 a black-hooded Leucophaea, either Franklin's or Laughing Gull. Adult. In distance, nearly a mile away, studied in scope for 20 minutes but did not fly, so I could not see wing markings. Black hood, rather short (or large cap); nape and underparts white; gray-black back. Medium-size. Drinking periodically, standing on mud at edge of channel with Great Blue Herons. Walked some distance. Not seen the next day.
Least Tern 3 flying in distance, in MPE, diving into water now and then
American Kestrel 1 junction of 500S and 1200W
Cliff Swallow 20 flying about, from colony under the bridge at parking lot
Gray Catbird 1

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YCNH stakeout-Bait shop, Sullivan, Indiana, US
Jul 5, 2017 9:15 PM - 9:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Diana Hews. Checked the lawns around a maple grove, across road (CR 350S) from Dirty Harry's Bait Shop, where one or a few Yellow-crowned Night-Herons have been foraging at twilight for the last two summers.
2 species

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON 1 adult, hunting something (crickets maybe?) in the mowed grass under and around maple trees, across from bait shop. It would stand still for a minute or more, peer at ground, occasionally pluck at something, and walk several yards to a new spot.
Summer Tanager 1 calling, pitituck

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Reservoir 26, Sullivan, Indiana, US
Jul 5, 2017 9:40 PM - 10:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Diana Hews. Side road branching north off E Co Rd 500S, about 1 mile north of Bucktown. Parked at picnic area, with strip-pit lakes nearby. Mixed pine and hardwood forest with a large open grassy area.
1 species

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW 1 heard, and briefly seen in flight in grove of trees along road, at a traditional site in past years (recently reported by Bob Decker, May 31). Gave three types of vocalizations: the classic whistled song, a Black-crowned Night-Heron-like "wok", and the arg-arg-arg. Presumably an adult male.

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Goose Pond FWA, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 6, 2017 6:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked several sites. Began at GP11N along CR 25S, then to GP11S, GlP10S, Double Ditches (walked around for an hour on either side of road), and CR1200W at south end of Main Pool West. Overcast, warm, humid, 73 F at 8:30.
37 species

Canada Goose 20 loafing along water's edge, Main Pool East
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 8
Northern Bobwhite 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1 immature
Great Blue Heron 35
Great Egret 2
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON 2 at Double Ditches, about one-half mile east of Hwy 59. 2 adults flushed from grove of trees.
Bald Eagle 2 adults perched in snags about 1 mile east of hwy at Double Ditches
Black-necked Stilt 8
Killdeer 10
Least Tern 3 foraging around fenced tern island and (more often) east of there in Main Pool East
Mourning Dove 2
American Kestrel 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 20
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 20
Yellow-breasted Chat 3
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
Summer Tanager 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 10
BOBOLINK 1 adult male, seen in scope from S. end Main Pool west along 1200W, at distance of half-mile; flew over marsh vegetation in Main Pool East. Saw yellow nape, white patches on back, black body, flight style. In breeding plumage.
Red-winged Blackbird 150
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 15
Orchard Oriole 8

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 6, 2017 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Stopped on County Rd 1100W at north end of GP2 to study swallows on wire. Then heard stuff in the pond on hill near road on east side, and birded back toward the check-station in GP4 (west side of 1100W). Hot, cloudy, humid.
22 species

Northern Bobwhite 1
LEAST BITTERN 1 heard several rounds of the cu-cu-cu territorial call, after a Common Gallinule vocalized. Coming from cattail-lined pond on east side of road, elevated 10 meters or so above road. Curiously, this mid-afternoon encounter was the only time I heard Least Bittern song during two days, when I was out each dawn and dusk listening for it. I climbed to the levee to look into the pond, but did not see the bird.
Common Gallinule 1 one heard from pond near road
Willow Flycatcher 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Purple Martin 5
Tree Swallow 4
Bank Swallow 30 perched on roadside wires and flying about, with Purple Martins
Barn Swallow 5
Marsh Wren 1 song heard briefly from cattail-lined pond on west side of road, actually on GP4.
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Orchard Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 6, 2017 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Main Pool East 4, "the Curlew Sandpiper spot" in my memory. Drove in from north on CR1200W to its dead end, crossed the foot bridge over a channel, walked 100 yards south down the levee, observing on both sides, but mainly the extensive shallow water on the east side (MPE4) where egrets were roosting and shorebirds foraging (8 species). To the west in MPE2 were a modest number of grebes, gallinules, and a coot. Hot clear evening, a little wind. Met Bill Thomas.
32 species

Wood Duck 20
Mallard 6 adult females, apparently; full sized
Pied-billed Grebe 5 adult with 3 stripe-headed young, and an unseen calling bird
Double-crested Cormorant 8 roosting in trees with egrets
Great Blue Heron 10 foraging more than the egrets, but also perched
Great Egret 150 careful count, to nearest 5. Roosting in dead trees at south end of MPE4. Adults, at least mostly. Many with frilly feathers of breeding plumage.
Green Heron 1
Common Gallinule 3
American Coot 1
Black-necked Stilt 8
Killdeer 60
Least Sandpiper 20 scattered in groups of 5 or so, foraging
Pectoral Sandpiper 2 with other early southbound shorebirds. Size and structure compared with killdeer, least sandpipers, lesser yellowlegs. Viewed at 80 yards in scope. Streaked throat and demarcation at upper breast, thought not as vividly as in spring birds. Yellowish legs.
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER 1 apparent adult. feeding near other shorebirds. Quite buffy on head, neck, throat, underparts; vent buff and white; spotted black, littel barring. Back brilliant with golden, black, white. Bill seemed short for a dowitcher. (photos)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 12
Least Tern 1
Willow Flycatcher 4 a family, apparently; foraging at edge of levee
Eastern Phoebe 2
Bell's Vireo 1
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 30
Bank Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 15
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Indigo Bunting X
Red-winged Blackbird X
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Jul 7, 2017 6:00 AM - 7:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Observed a cattail-lined, rather large lake on west side of CR1100W, at a check-in station. This is the southeast corner of GP4. Lake slightly elevated above road (5 to 10 meters). Watched from levee on road side of lake. Lake has two arms, extending westward about 100 yards, and a narrower north south channel about 25 meters wide. Water filled the lake, apparently shallow. There was a large patch of dead-looking reddish weeds at the beginning of the southern arm of the lake, and here the Least Bitterns were feeding. Weather fairly clear, warm, calm (74 degrees F at 7:40 am). Sun hit the lake about 7:15 am.
11 species

Wood Duck 10
Mallard 7 adult female with 6 half-grown young. Preened on a bank near shore, then swam more in distance. The adult female's bill had no orange; it appeared to be a uniform dull color. Speculum was blue with thin white leading and trailing edges.
Northern Bobwhite 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
LEAST BITTERN 4 foraging within 5 to 20 meters of each other, mainly out in the lake, 5 to 10 meters from cattail-lined shore, in a patch of dead-looking weedy vegetation with stems rising nearly a foot above water surface. Bitterns would perch on stems of these, several inches above water, and watch for prey, extending neck etc. They also flew to the cattails, perched on the edge of them on shore. At least three times one gave the quacking rail-like call, that Sibley writes as "rick-rick-rick-rick" (in series of 3 to 6 notes). One of birds was an adult male with very dark back and white scapulars. Others seemed a little paler. Presumably a family of two adults and two juveniles (and 4 was a minimum count). One caught a sunfish almost the size of its head and gradually manipulated it, extended its bittern gullet impressively and swallowed it head-first, then resumed foraging. While I observed from 20 to 40 meters distance with scope, moving little (but standing on an elevated levee), the bitterns paid me little or no attention. Continued foraging for about an hour till I left.
Great Blue Heron 1
COMMON GALLINULE 25 3 adults with broods of half-grown (or less than half-grown) young. the young look much smaller when swimming than when walking on shore. (The number may be high, but only 3 were adults.)
Killdeer 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 1 (fly over)

Bell's Vireo 1
Wood Thrush 1 song from woodlot across road and a little north of GP4
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20

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Date: 7/5/17 5:58 am
From: Shane Gibson <shane...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] list removal request
Please remove <shane...> from bird list serv. Thanks.

--

*Shane Gibson*

Environmental Education Director

*Sycamore Land Trust*

PO Box 7801

Bloomington, IN 47407-7801

(812) 336-5382 x107

sycamorelandtrust.org

 

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Date: 7/4/17 5:40 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
My expectations weren't high when I visited Eagle Marsh on a warm July afternoon, and they were met. A pleasant walk, nevertheless.


Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 4, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: 82 F, partly cloudy, moderate wind
12 species

Canada Goose 7
Mallard 7
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 3
Barn Swallow 1
American Robin 5
European Starling 3
Common Yellowthroat 7
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 7
American Goldfinch 3

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 7/4/17 4:08 pm
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Prophetstown State Park
I camped at Prophetstown for an extended holiday weekend. I started at
sunrise each morning riding my bike from the campground down to the pond and
then back to the aquatic center and once went up the farm. The park is
really nice as you can ride your bike on the path and stop to take pictures
of any willing participants and then continue on. Highlights for me were
the Blue Grosbeaks with young, Sedge Wrens are moving in and surprisingly
there were 3 Sandhill Cranes. The list below is for the whole trip but I
only listed the high county of birds seen at once.




Species

Count


Northern Bobwhite

2


Ring-necked Pheasant

2


Great Blue Heron

2


Turkey Vulture

6


Cooper's Hawk

1


Killdeer

1


American Woodcock

1


Mourning Dove

7


Chimney Swift

1


Belted Kingfisher

1


Red-bellied Woodpecker

1


Northern Flicker

1


Eastern Phoebe

1


Great Crested Flycatcher

2


Eastern Kingbird

5


Blue Jay

2


American Crow

4


Tree Swallow

2


Barn Swallow

7


White-breasted Nuthatch

1


House Wren

1


Sedge Wren

4


Carolina Wren

1


Eastern Bluebird

2


American Robin

4


Gray Catbird

2


Brown Thrasher

4


Northern Mockingbird

3


European Starling

1


Cedar Waxwing

1


Common Yellowthroat

8


Yellow-breasted Chat

2


Henslow's Sparrow

12


Chipping Sparrow

2


Field Sparrow

4


Savannah Sparrow

1


Song Sparrow

2


Eastern Towhee

1


Northern Cardinal

2


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

1


Blue Grosbeak

5


Indigo Bunting

2


Dickcissel

8


Bobolink

1


Red-winged Blackbird

6


Eastern Meadowlark

6


Common Grackle

2


Brown-headed Cowbird

2


Orchard Oriole

1


Baltimore Oriole

2


House Finch

1


American Goldfinch

3


House Sparrow

2





Jeff Timmons

Anderson, IN




 

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Date: 7/4/17 2:15 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Shorebirds-- July 4, 2017 PM
I drove some roads in southwest Allen County this mid-afternoon and finally found some shorebirds, although primarily at only one site.  The puddle on the south side of Branning Road at its intersection with Homestead Road hosted:

Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper- 2, with another three birds west of there along Branning
Lesser Yellowlegs- 8
Least Sandpiper- 9

I found additional impressive fluddles along Amber and Aboite Roads, as well as along the Welker Road loop, but found only a few additional Killdeer.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 7/3/17 12:48 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Downtown Fort Wayne BCNH
My son and I kayaked the river downtown this afternoon, and we flushed an
adult Black-crowned Night Heron from the trees in the "three rivers" area
where they join just west of the old fort. There are some viewing platforms
on the greenway trails that overlook this area where you might be able to
see it from dry land.

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 7/2/17 12:45 pm
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 2, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 82 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Bird walk begin at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center, all are welcome.

Don Williams
 

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Date: 7/2/17 8:38 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Jul 2, 2017



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Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jul 2, 2017 6:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
49 species
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Wood Duck 15
Ring-necked Pheasant 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Killdeer 4
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 4
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 7
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 11
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 6
Common Yellowthroat 8
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 8
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 14
Dickcissel 2
Red-winged Blackbird 19
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 7

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Date: 7/2/17 7:00 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yohne Road BLGRs-- July 2, 2017 AM
Since I hadn't checked the area for some time, I parked in the Yohne Road pull-off just west of Smith Road this morning to listen for Blue Grosbeak.  I immediately heard it singing somewhere along Smith south of Yohne, so I hustled over there and found an adult male singing on a wire right along the road.  After nearly continuous singing for five or so minutes, it flew over to the Yohne pull-off area, where it continued to sing.
After then checking the airport area, where I noted a fair mix of grassland species [Horned Lark, Savannah Sparrow (several), Grasshopper Sparrow (1), Dickcissel (several), and Eastern Meadowlark], I headed for home by reversing my route and found that the grosbeak was still singing, now back along Smith Road again.  But then a few hundred yards west along Yohne, I flushed another bird from the roadside that looked good for another male BLGR.  It landed out of sight in a weedy field, but when I backed up to park along the road to listen (traffic was very light), it started singing immediately.  Cool.
Otherwise along Yohne, I noted a decent amount of singing from other species, mostly fairly common fare.  Best birds were probably White-eyed Vireo (2) and Vesper Sparrow (1).
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 7/1/17 2:19 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (1-July-2017) three excellent counts
Today (10July-2017) John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the lakefront.

Today’s highlights involved three high lakefront counts. These included 4 Yellow-breasted Chats (ties lakefront’s 4th largest count and is the highest in 30 years), 10 Grasshopper Sparrows, and 74 Dickcissels. Not a bad day at all.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Red-breasted Merganser,1 female
Double-crested Cormorant,4
Ring-billed Gull,75
Herring Gull,15
Bank Swallow,1
Barn Swallow,20

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,32
Mourning Dove,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,1
Hairy Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Eastern Phoebe,1
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Red-eyed Vireo,2
Tree Swallow,7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
House Wren,6
Black-capped Chickadee,2
Tufted Titmouse,2
White-breasted Nuthatch,2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Eastern Bluebird,3
Wood Thrush,2
American Robin,9
Gray Catbird,32
Cedar Waxwing,2
Yellow Warbler,9
American Redstart,6
Common Yellowthroat,5
Scarlet Tanager,2 singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2
Indigo Bunting,1
Eastern Towhee,4
Song Sparrow,8
Swamp Sparrow,3
House Finch,1 male
American Goldfinch,5

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,29
Mallard,3
Great Blue Heron,5
Great Egret,29
Cooper’s Hawk,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Alder Flycatcher,1 singing
Willow Flycatcher,2 singing & calling
Tree Swallow,13
Marsh Wren,5
Black-capped Chickadee,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
Gray Catbird,4
Cedar Waxwing,7
Yellow Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,6
Indigo Bunting,1
Song Sparrow,10
Swamp Sparrow,3

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive- with Kristin Stratton)
Green Heron,1 call note
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,3
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Alder Flycatcher,1 singing
Willow Flycatcher,2 singing & calling
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,10
House Wren,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
Cedar Waxwing,7
Yellow Warbler,4
Common Yellowthroat,4
Yellow-breasted Chat,1- day’s total ties lakefront’s 4th largest- max is 7 logged in 1987
Indigo Bunting,1
Song Sparrow,10
Swamp Sparrow,4
Orchard Oriole,1 singing male
House Finch,12

U.S. 12 – DUNE PARK STATION Pileated Woodpecker,2 flyby

—MILLER BEACH (2 hour lakewatch with Michael Topp)
Red-breasted Merganser,2 flyby females
Double-crested Cormorant,350 counted by 10s
Great Egret,2 flybys
Turkey Vulture,12
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Kestrel,2
Killdeer,2
Spotted Sandpiper,1
Ring-billed Gull,2 fresh juvs
Caspian Tern,14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Eastern Kingbird,3
Horned Lark,1 flyby calling
Tree Swallow,3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
Bank Swallow,17
Barn Swallow,4
House Wren,2
Yellow Warbler,1
Indigo Bunting,2
Field Sparrow,11

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Great Blue Heron,1
Sandhill Crane,2
Northern Flicker,1
Willow Flycatcher,1 singing
Eastern Phoebe,1
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,6
Horned Lark,2
Warbling Vireo,3
Bank Swallow,14 flock on wires
Barn Swallow,4
Sedge Wren,2- great view
Dickcissel,74- lakefront record- old max=55
Common Yellowthroat,7
Yellow-breasted Chat,3- day’s total ties lakefront’s 4th largest- max is 7 logged in 1987
Savannah Sparrow,3
Vesper Sparrow,3
Henslow’s Sparrow,1
Grasshopper Sparrow,10- lakefront record- old max=7
Baltimore Oriole,1 male

—STRIEBLE POND
Wood Duck,1
Mallard,20 apx
Great Blue Heron,3

—HITCHCOCK ROAD POND
Wood Duck,5- fem & 4 half grown young
Killdeer,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 6/30/17 12:21 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Short animation of the woodpecker feeding young
Made a short animation of the woodpecker feeding young, go to my Flickr
site and then click on video...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/35595564776
 

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Date: 6/30/17 8:27 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-billied Woodpecker Feedin Young

Had a male Red-billied Woodpecker Feeding one of it's young from my suet
feeder today. Photo at www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 6/30/17 7:08 am
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Participation in Indiana's Wild Turkey Brood Survey (no sightings)
Birders,

Please see below request from wild turkey biologist Steve Backs. Your help reporting wild turkey hens and broods during July and August is appreciated.

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Backs, Steve" <SBacks...><mailto:<SBacks...>>
Date: June 29, 2017 at 4:34:53 PM EDT
Subject: Participation in Indiana's Wild Turkey Brood web-based Survey - 2017

The Division of Fish & Wildlife is again requesting observation reports of wild turkey broods using the web-based survey form during the months of July and August.
Summer brood survival is generally the primary factor influencing wild turkey population levels and subsequent harvest trends. In the recent decade, the influence of annual turkey brood production has become more apparent and it is more critical that we gather more production data from across the entire state. There were some regional voids in the data from around the state in last year's inaugural web-based survey and hopefully increased participation will reduce this limitation in interpreting the results. Please pass the information blow along to potentially interested publics as we want to encourage public participation.
The web-based brood survey link is at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/8641.htm
Data collection this year is limited to only hens with poults or hens without poults, along with the county and date of the observation.
Register & Report Turkey Broods Steps:

1. Create a username and password in DNR's turkey reporting system<https://b3.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=311a100031382f8cf61440968d82>.
2. Once account is created, the system will direct you to the reporting form.
Last year's report (2016) is available at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3352.htm Select the "Wildlife Survey" category and enter the report title: Wild Turkey Summer Brood Production Indices - 2016
Attached along with a page size "wanted poster" promoting the brood reporting system. Wallet size cards may be available through Michelle Cain, DFW Communications, depending on the number requested.
Thanks for your cooperation and hopefully your participation,
Steven E. Backs
Wildlife Research Biologist
Statewide Project Leader (Wild Turkey & Ruffed Grouse Project; Wild Pig Elimination Effort)
Mitchell Office Manager, MAFWA Ad Hoc Feral Swine Committee Chair/ National Wild Pig Task Force Representative.

Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife
562 DNR Road, Mitchell, IN 47446
TX 812-849-4586 (ext 222) Fax 812-849-6013
[DFW signature 2016]



 

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Date: 6/29/17 4:20 am
From: bob carper <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Shelbyville-Milroy BBS Thoughts
As I did last year after my initial runs, I've wrote up some general impressions on the Shelbyville and Milroy Breeding Bird Surveys I run in Indiana. Once again the grassland species are in trouble, wood lot species seem to be holding their own, and birds that can adapt are doing OK. Nothing knew there. 
The complete story is at:          http://bushwhackingbirder.com/    

And if you have any thoughts to add please leave a comment.   
Bob Carper  Indianapolis
  

 

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Date: 6/28/17 5:29 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 13 Whooping Crane Calling
Last winter in southern Indiana I recorded 13 Whooping Cranes calling.
Something I probably will never see again. Video on my FlickR site,
turn your sound up...


https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/32236824235

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 6/27/17 2:15 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh COGAs-- June 27, 2017 PM
A slow drive down the main drive of Eagle Marsh after work this afternoon netted breeding evidence for Common Gallinule.  In the small open pool on the left side of the lane just before reaching the barn parking lot I saw two adults and six small young.  I was able to observe one of the adults feed several of the young before they all disappeared into the vegetation.  Gallinule young aren't exactly "cute" with their barely feathered heads showing off the bright red skin color from forehead through crown, and their completely featherless wings are nothing but bright red-orange stubs.  I guess that's what happens when a species puts all it's energy into toe growth.  And they do have some long toes!
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 6/25/17 5:31 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Allen County
I took advantage of the beautiful weather today to go on a bicycle tour of
northern Allen County, stopping at the Acres Land Trust's Dustin Preserve
on Chapman Rd. LOTS of fledgling birds there. My list from 11:00am -
12:30pm:

Great Blue Heron - 5 - all flyovers
Turkey Vulture - 2
Chimney Swift - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5 - including 2 begging fledglings
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 3
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Yellow-throated Vireo - 3 - including 2 in low vegetation that offered some
great looks.
Black-capped Chickadee - 6 - including 2 begging fledglings
Tufted Titmouse - 7 - including 3 begging fledglings
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 4
Eastern Bluebird - 1
Gray Catbird - 5
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 3
Yellow Warbler - 1
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 - in the far northeast area of the meadow. I love
how weird these birds are.
Field Sparrow - 10
Song Sparrow - 3
Northern Cardinal - 6
Indigo Bunting - 8
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3
American Goldfinch - 5
House Sparrow - 1

I took Pion Road on the way home. Dickcissels bookended both ends of Pion
at its intersection with Coldwater Road (one singing in a field just
northeast of the intersection) and at Auburn Road (at least 2 singing in a
field just southwest of the intersection).

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 6/25/17 11:09 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday June 25, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 73 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Bird walk begins at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center, all are welcome.

Don Williams
 

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Date: 6/25/17 8:09 am
From: <canyonwren...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] BIRDING AND PHOTOS
Good Morning, Birders!

While out birding yesterday with Ken Brock and John Cassady, I had the opportunity to take some photos of Mississippi Kites, Dickcissel and Black-necked Stilts.

These and a few other new photos are not posted on my flickr site. To view them, use this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon_wren

Good birding!

Lynea


Lynea Hinchman
Michigan City, Indiana
Heart of the Indiana Dunes
CanyonWrenatComcastdotnet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon_wren

"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived though its first material expression be destroyed. A vanished harmony may yet again
inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before
such a one can be again." William Beebe
 

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Date: 6/25/17 5:32 am
From: Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Prairie birds at Prophetstown, Tippecanoe County
Christine and I spent a morning birding the paved bicycle trail and mowed grass trails of Prophetstown State Park. There were few insect problems on these trails (just millipedes underfoot), and we had good looks at Dickcissel, Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Chat, Orchard Oriole, Brown Thrasher, and many other birds. There were a number of Henslow's Sparrows, although they were more difficult to see. We heard no Grasshopper Sparrows and no Sedge Wrens. I would expect to hear many Sedge Wrens by late July or in August. I certainly found many Sedge Wrens in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Manitoba earlier this month. The eBird lists are below:

Prophetstown SP--Bike Trail Lot, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 8:40 AM - 9:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments: Fair sunny wind NE5 temp 64F
18 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1 Singing 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 3 Singing 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 Singing 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 7
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 3 Singing 3
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 5 Singing 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1 Singing 1 and seen
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1 Singing 1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 2 Singing 1 and seen
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) 6 Singing 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 14 Singing 2
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 4 Singing 1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 1 Female
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37781926

Prophetstown SP--Meadow View area and Trail 1, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Fair sunny wind NW8 temp 64F
30 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 7
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2 Singing 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1 Singing 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2 Singing 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 2 Singing 2
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1 Singing 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3 Singing 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 8 Singing 5
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 3
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 10 Singing 8
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1 Singing 1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 1 Singing hee haw and seen
Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) 1 Singing 1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 9 Singing 6
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2 Singing 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 4 Singing 2 and seen
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 6 Singing 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2 Singing 2
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) 4 Singing 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 7 Singing 1
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 2 Singing 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37782218

Prophetstown SP--Trail 3, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 10:46 AM - 11:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments: Fair sunny wind NW12 temp 71F river is flood stage
18 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3 Singing 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 7
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1 Singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1 Singing
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1 Singing 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 6 Singing 6
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 1 Singing
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1 Singing 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3 Singing 3
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2 Singing 2
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) 10 Singing 9
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 21 Singing 1
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 1 Dark red brown male carrying food
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1 Singing
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 11

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37786430

Prophetstown SP--Trail 2 and Nearby Road, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 11:42 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Fair sunny wind NE10 temp 73F while driving
4 species

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1 Singing
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) 0
Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii) 4 Singing 4
Dickcissel (Spiza americana) 3 Singing 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37786459

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Robert Guth, Goshen IN
bobwgfsa using gmail


Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 6/24/17 6:53 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Brown County warblers
Following directions in Birding Guide to South-Central Indiana (Sassafras Audubon Society), along with recent eBird reports, I birded ridge roads and riparian areas south of the TC Steele Memorial park in Brown County, trying to get the summer contingent of WARBLERS. Success - 18 species! Most species were still singing well, but a few were quiet, at least to my ears (Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Yellow).



GILMORE RIDGE RD, Brown, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 6:50 AM - 7:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.6 mile(s)
Comments: Between junctions with TC Steele Rd (east) and Deckard Ridge Rd (west), 1.6 miles of dirt/gravel road along Gilmore Ridge, mostly mature deciduous forest with steep slopes on one or both sides, plus some second growth areas. I made 3 stops at intervals of about 0.5 miles, listened, walked along road. Weather: calm, day after a rain, seasonally cool (60 degrees F at 7 am), clouds 10%.
30 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 4
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 3
Ovenbird 2
Worm-eating Warbler 1 singing (unseen) on slope at junction with TC Steele Rd
Hooded Warbler 3
Cerulean Warbler 1 male singing in red oak and tulip tree, crossing road, seen
Prairie Warbler 2 singing in second growth area
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 singing from snag in second growth area
Eastern Towhee 2
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2 at second growth area
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37781770
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org<http://ebird.org/>)



Hoosier National ForestDECKARD RIDGE RD., Brown, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 7:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove in from north on TC Steele Rd, then Gilmore Ridge Road to Deckard Ridge Rd, and followed it to Deckard Cemetery turnoff (3 miles), then returned to Gilmore Ridge Rd. A calm, rather cool Saturday morning, not much traffic (one car every 10 minutes) on the gravel-dirt road; temp about 65 degrees F, clouds 10%, rain yesterday. Following directions in Mike Clarke's account in "Birding Guide to South-Central Indiana". Stopped about every half-mile to get out and listen, walk along road; including two pine stands, and a couple of large openings, but mainly in mature deciduous forests, hilly terrain, some areas of steep slopes.
32 species

Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2 calling
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 11 dominant song of the road; a couple of pairs seen
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 2 song
Ovenbird 7 all singing birds, one seen
Worm-eating Warbler 2 a pair on steep slope by road, 1.8 miles south of turnoff from Gilmore Ridge Road. Song, call, visual.
Kentucky Warbler 2 pair, same site as Worm-eating; song, call, visual
Common Yellowthroat 1 near Deckard Cemetery turnoff
Hooded Warbler 5 singing birds, one seen
Pine Warbler 1 singing in tall pines, about 0.8 miles south of Gilmore Ridge Rd turnoff; visual also
Yellow-throated Warbler 2 singing, both in pine stands, one seen
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 adult male seen, not vocalizing; in pines 0.8 miles south of Gilmore Ridge Rd turnoff
Chipping Sparrow 3 singing, in pines and open areas; 2 seen
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 1 pit ituck call, in open area
Scarlet Tanager 5 singing birds, 1 male seen
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37781294

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org<http://ebird.org/>)



CROOKED CREEK STATE RECREATION AREA, Brown, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 11:15 AM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Parked in lot at boat ramp. Birded across road in junipers along power line opening. Also birded back north along TC Steele Road about 2 miles, to Lucas Hollow turnoff, riparian vegetation. Calm, warming (70 deg F), partly cloudy.
24 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 gave chink call while flying along creek
Blue-winged Warbler 1 male seen in roadside bush, not heard
Black-and-white Warbler 1 female, seen
Prothonotary Warbler 3 2 males, 1 female
Common Yellowthroat 3 singing, 1 male seen
American Redstart 2 adult male and female seen
Cerulean Warbler 1 male seen
Northern Parula 1 singing (both song types) and seen (male)
Yellow Warbler 1 male, seen
Prairie Warbler 1 singing, seen
Yellow-breasted Chat 2 singing
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 2 one singing an odd, shortened song, but endlessly (in typical fashion)
Red-winged Blackbird 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37782441

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Date: 6/24/17 5:50 pm
From: <misner13...> <misner13...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-necked Stilts, NW Tippecanoe County
The pair of stilts and the Lesser Yellowleg in Tippecanoe County, reported earlier today by Ken Brock and his group, were still there at 8 pm tonight. The flooded field is on the west side of Route 231, 2.5 miles south of County Road 850 North, in the NW part of Tippecanoe County.

Thanks, Ken!
<Barnymisner13...>

 

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Date: 6/24/17 3:29 pm
From: Michael Topp <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] N.W.Indiana - Willet, L.Yellowlegs, Mockingbird
6/24
I checked Miller Beach this A.M. and saw a few nice migration birds.
Highlights include Willet, L.Yellowlegs and the continuing Mockingbird.
The Complete list is on e-bird
Photos*
HIGHLIGHTS:
MILLER BEACH (A.M) :
1-Wood Duck
2-G.Egrets
11-Caspian Terns
1-WESTERN WILLET * (Flew in and briefly landed near me before
continuing east.) - Photo
1-Lesser Yellowlegs (Flyby over the surf going east.)
1-N.Mockingbird - Continuing Bird
2-R.W.Swallows
6-Bank Swallows
Michael Topp
Highland IN.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtopp/



 

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Date: 6/24/17 3:03 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (24-Jun-2017) Merlin, M. Kites, Stilts, Am Bittern, & M. Godwits
Today John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, and I birded several sites in northwest Indiana.

The birding day began in West Lafayette with two Mississippi Kites; they appeared at 8:15 Central time. As we departed Lafayette we discovered a pair of Black-necked Stilts and a Lesser Yellowlegs along highway 231 in northern Tippecanoe County. While we were birding Willow Slough Jeff (Magic) McCoy called and reported that he had found Marbled Godwits at Michigan City Harbor; five awaited us when we arrived. Thanks Jeff.
It was a great day to be afield.

—SOUTHERN LAKE CO FROM 1-65
Merlin,1 perched- Indiana’s third June record

—WEST LAFAYETTE (Kite site)
Mississippi Kite,2
Carolina Wren,1 singing
Northern Parula,1 singing

—TIPPECANOE POND field pond w. side of Hwy 231, .25 mi south of CR 850N
Black-necked Stilt,2 observed copulating
Lesser Yellowlegs,1- our first fall migrant

—BIG PINE G.H.A. (Benton Co)
Northern Bobwhite,3 calling
Mourning Dove,2
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Kingbird,2
Tree Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,7
Common Yellowthroat,3
Eastern Towhee,1
Chipping Sparrow,3
Field Sparrow,2
Vesper Sparrow,1
Lark Sparrow,1 fem- 2nd site record
Indigo Bunting,4
Dickcissel,6
Eastern Meadowlark,1

—TNC KANKAKEE SANDS UNIT-K (along CR 225)
Northern Bobwhite,1 calling
Common Yellowthroat,8
Field Sparrow,3
Grasshopper Sparrow,4
Henslow’s Sparrow,5
Dickcissel,8
Eastern Meadowlark,2

—WILLOW SLOUGH AREA
Northern Bobwhite,3 calling
Green Heron,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Warbling Vireo,3
Sedge Wren,2
Eastern Bluebird,2
Northern Mockingbird,1
Yellow Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,15
Field Sparrow,4
Song Sparrow,5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
Indigo Bunting,7
Dickcissel,12
Eastern Meadowlark,1
Baltimore Oriole,3

—TNC KANKAKEE SANDS UNIT-F
American Bittern,1- flushed from roadside ditch on 400N
Dickcissel,3

—TNC KANKAKEE SANDS UNIT-G
Grasshopper Sparrow,2
Henslow’s Sparrow,4
Dickcissel,3
Eastern Meadowlark,2

—PRAIRIE CHICKEN REFUGE
Eastern Kingbird,2
Bell’s Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Common Yellowthroat,3
Henslow’s Sparrow,7
Eastern Meadowlark,2
Baltimore Oriole,1

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (met Ed Hopkins & Tyler Stewart)
Marbled Godwit,5 perched on outer breakwater- Indiana’s third earliest fall record

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (East section of Beverly Drive is now open)
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1 singing
White-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Yellow-throated Vireo,2 singing
Red-eyed Vireo,2
House Wren,2
Marsh Wren,1
American Redstart,2
Yellow Warbler,6
Eastern Towhee,3
Swamp Sparrow,4 singing
Indigo Bunting,3

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 6/24/17 10:47 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help with ID, female ???? Oriole
I have been corrected, looks like a juvi Summer Tanager

On Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:19:54 -0400, you wrote:

>I believe it is a female Oriole, but which? See photo at...
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/35340331182
>
 

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Date: 6/24/17 10:24 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Whooping Cranes Dancing
Here is a link to a video of Whooping Cranes Dancing from last winter.
Click on image to see video. What you hear in the background is the
tracking radio...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/31593094233

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 6/24/17 10:20 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help with ID, female ???? Oriole
I believe it is a female Oriole, but which? See photo at...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/35340331182

 

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Date: 6/24/17 9:23 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Marbled Godwits Michigan City Harbor

There are currently three Marbled Godwits standing on the outer Breakwater at Michigan City Harbor.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 6/24/17 9:07 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Jun 24, 2017
I had not been to Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area in a couple months, so I visited it this morning. As might be expected given all the recent rains, the water levels are as high as I have seen in years - as high as can be without flooding County Road 200 North. I didn't have anything unusual today, but the situation bears watching. The water levels along the county road remind me of the situation several years ago when bitterns and Virginia Rails could be seen within feet of the gravel road in late summer. Also there are large areas of open water right now. If those areas last long enough to drown invasive plants then we could have good shorebird habitat in July.

Barny
<misner13...>

Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area , Benton, Indiana, US
Jun 24, 2017 8:45 AM - 9:35 AM

Mallard 2
Northern Bobwhite 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Turkey Vulture 6
Killdeer 3
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 3
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 10
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Dickcissel 2
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37771362

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 6/23/17 5:26 pm
From: Landon Neumann <landonneumann25...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Plegadis Ibis Goose Pond
Around 8pm tonight I had a Plegadis Ibis put down in the back of mpw. Too
far to id.

Landon Neumann
West Lafayette, IN

 

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Date: 6/22/17 6:11 pm
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: BBS rare bird: White-faced Ibis

>
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>> I did my New Castle BBS route this am. Around 6:40am, I found an Ibis at a big mud puddle on my route, along with 2 Killdeer. The bird was feeding, I was able to get within 25 yards and had really long scope/bins looks at this individual. I spent maybe 20-30 min studying the bird before I had to push on. The one time I got too close, the bird flew but returned within 1 min. when I moved farther away.
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>> I took notes on this bird at this stop (# 7). This location is on WE Oler Rd, just West of the intersection with SR 1, north of Hagerstown. The puddle is before the creek bridge. I have 3 photos but only with my I-Phone. This bird looked good to me for a White-faced Ibis.
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> Recorded field marks:
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>> 1. V large & very decurved dullish gray/white bill
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>> 2. Dark glossy green on flanks, dull rusty brown on sides to lower neck
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>> 3. Dullish red legs
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>> 4. White border around dull red face.
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>> 5. Reddish eye
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>> Bob Kissel
> Bloomington
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Date: 6/22/17 6:06 pm
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] BBS rare bird: White-faced Ibis


>
> I did my New Castle BBS route this am. Around 6:40am, I found an Ibis at a big mud puddle on my route, along with 2 Killdeer. The bird was feeding, I was able to get within 25 yards and had really long scope/bins looks at this individual. I spent maybe 20-30 min studying the bird before I had to push on. The one time I got too close, the bird flew but returned within 1 min. when I moved farther away.
>
> I took notes on this bird at this stop (# 7). This location is on WE Oler Rd, just West of the intersection with SR 1, north of Hagerstown. The puddle is before the creek bridge. I have 3 photos but only with my I-Phone. This bird looked good to me for a White-faced Ibis.


Recorded field marks:


> 1. V large & very decurved dullish gray/white bill
>
> 2. Dark glossy green on flanks, dull rusty brown on sides to lower neck
>
> 3. Dullish red legs
>
> 4. White border around dull red face.
>
> 5. Reddish eye
>
>
> Bob Kissel
Bloomington
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