IN-BIRD-L
Received From Subject
9/23/17 6:24 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Whippoorwill, GBHE, yard birds--SW Monroe Co
9/23/17 3:22 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (23-Sep-2017). Red-necked Grebe
9/23/17 3:22 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (23-Sep-2017). Red-necked Grebe
9/23/17 1:35 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Kosciusko County
9/23/17 9:05 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary warblers
9/23/17 8:57 am Angie Quinn <angie...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-necked Grebe, M.C. Harbor
9/23/17 6:25 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-necked Grebe, M.C. Harbor
9/22/17 2:36 pm Lisa <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
9/22/17 2:27 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
9/22/17 1:40 pm Cassandra Culin <kyspring...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
9/22/17 1:30 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
9/22/17 12:33 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gray Catbird Eating Baneberry
9/22/17 11:37 am Charles Crawford <cr4d...> [IN-BIRD-L] Vand. Co.: Eagle Slough Natural Area
9/22/17 10:17 am John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Least Tern still present at MCH
9/21/17 12:57 pm Matt Beatty <mbeatty233...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-necked Phalarope - Michigan City Harbor 9/21/17
9/21/17 11:11 am Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond
9/21/17 10:20 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] warblers, Summer Tanager, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 21, 2017
9/20/17 8:15 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch
9/20/17 3:24 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits red-necked phalarope white-rumped sandpipers
9/20/17 12:41 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Glossy Ibis, Summit Lake
9/20/17 12:00 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond & Greene-Sullivan SF
9/20/17 3:46 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Wabashiki FWA - passerine migrants
9/19/17 7:28 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Migrants 9/19
9/19/17 4:31 pm Bill Buskirk <billb...> [IN-BIRD-L] Marbled Godwit, Union County
9/19/17 4:02 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: North Hammond
9/19/17 2:35 pm David Crouch <Nighthawk...> [IN-BIRD-L] Buff-breasted and Merlin
9/19/17 1:26 pm andrew melnykovych <estiles74...> [IN-BIRD-L] NO SIGHTINGS: Beckham Bird Club field trip to Big Oaks NWR
9/19/17 5:01 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cinnamon Teal and Buff-breasted Sandpiper Sept 18
9/18/17 4:39 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Least Tern
9/18/17 6:36 am Landon Neumann <landonneumann25...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cinnamon Teal- Celery Bog
9/17/17 7:34 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Barn owl cam egg (no sightings)
9/17/17 7:10 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Whip-poor-will and other weekend incidentals, SW Monroe Co
9/17/17 6:14 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Bird Walk 9/17/17
9/17/17 10:05 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - Sept 17
9/17/17 9:16 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront birding, Sep 11-13
9/17/17 8:49 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Shades SP, Celery Bog, Pine Creek, Willow Slough, LaSalle FWA - two days of birding
9/16/17 3:32 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (16-Sep-17) White-rumped Sandpipers
9/16/17 10:39 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black-throated Blue Warbler, Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Sep 16, 2017
9/15/17 2:28 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] 6 Great Egret Jackson County
9/15/17 6:49 am Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Great Horned Owl, SW Monroe Co
9/14/17 11:23 am John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Shorebird Farm Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-plovers still present
9/14/17 5:19 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon - Sep 13
9/13/17 7:44 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits white-rumped sandpipers long-billed dowitchers
9/13/17 5:13 pm David Starrett <StarrettDA...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting
9/13/17 1:33 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 13, 2017
9/13/17 7:06 am MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting
9/13/17 6:58 am MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...> [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting
9/12/17 9:17 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
9/12/17 6:47 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon shorebirds - Sep 12 - White-r. Sandpipers
9/12/17 6:15 pm Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake County locations - 9/12
9/12/17 2:23 pm Gary Bowman <otus44...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Irma birds (no sightings)
9/12/17 1:11 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Irma birds (no sightings)
9/12/17 6:44 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Revised sighting
9/12/17 6:23 am Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Forsythe Park/ Wolf Lake - WESA present 9/12
9/11/17 4:46 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues
9/11/17 1:30 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Tribute to Rodger Rang
9/11/17 12:09 pm Sue and Ted Ulrich <sueandtedulrich...> [IN-BIRD-L] Canada Warbler
9/11/17 10:31 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Western Sand piper, Forsythe park, lake co.
9/11/17 6:19 am Yahoo <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy egret
9/10/17 6:45 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Monroe Co: Red-headed Woodpecker, Golden-winged Warbler, owls, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, etc.
9/10/17 3:58 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - nighthawk, Balt Oriole, juv. sparrows
9/10/17 3:43 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kosicusko Co. Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-Plovers
9/10/17 3:03 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] ECP Bird Hike
9/9/17 8:25 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Michigan lakefront
9/9/17 2:47 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (9-Sep-2017) Warbs & Little Gull
9/8/17 6:46 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Connecticut Warbler, Sabine's and Little Gulls.... how lucky can you get?
9/7/17 1:10 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purple finch, Indiana Dunes
9/7/17 10:23 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 7, 2017 Ospreys
9/6/17 6:45 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Western sandpiper, juvenile dunlin, Hudsonian godwit
9/6/17 5:44 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] OSFL, warblers - Greene-Sullivan SF
9/6/17 4:06 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Morgan County migrants
9/6/17 2:04 pm terry ballenger <t.ballenger...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Koteewi bird list
9/6/17 12:03 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] YES Hudsonian godwit GPFWA
9/6/17 11:26 am L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Fw: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 6, 2017
9/6/17 10:53 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gpfwa western sandpiper
9/6/17 9:13 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: warblers
9/6/17 5:26 am Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] No Hudsonian godwit GPFWA
9/5/17 5:37 pm Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pied-billed Grebe, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 5, 2017
9/5/17 4:19 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwit, pelicans
9/5/17 11:30 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA Hudsonian godwit
9/5/17 10:49 am Tom <annntom...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: migrants
9/4/17 6:57 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and Miller Beach Parasitic Jaeger, Red-necked Phalaropes and ........Avocet
9/4/17 10:40 am Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island, Sept. 4
9/4/17 7:24 am Mag <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Stockbridge Field Trip, August 2
9/4/17 6:14 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Bird list 9-3-17
9/3/17 7:20 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds
9/3/17 7:10 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park-Eared Grebe, Laughing Gull, Avocets, Pintails
9/3/17 5:46 pm Gary Bowman <otus44...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cane Ridge Lesser Black-backed Gull and Sanderlings
9/3/17 4:19 pm bob carper <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Eagle Creek Laughing Gull, American Avocets, Horned Grebe
9/3/17 12:51 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ruffed grouse Lawrence co
9/3/17 12:50 pm ROBERT BARBER <robert_barber_389...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 8-30-17
9/3/17 10:45 am bob carper <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Laughing Gull, American Avocets, Horned Grebe
9/3/17 9:51 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] OSFL Beverly Shores
9/3/17 8:31 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sterna Terns
9/2/17 5:34 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (2-Sep-2017) Lesser Black-backed Gull
9/2/17 1:37 pm terry ballenger <t.ballenger...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Franklin's Gull at Morse Reservoir, Hamilton County
9/2/17 11:16 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franklin's Gull at Morse Reservoir, Hamilton County
8/31/17 1:57 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (31-Aug-2017) Whimbrel, Sabine's Gull, & 16 jaegers
8/31/17 8:52 am Conrad, Tiffany <TConrad...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gene Stratton-Porter Monthly Bird Survey
8/31/17 4:22 am Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks in Elkhart County
8/30/17 8:30 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Greene-Sullivan SF and Goose Pond Main Pool West
8/30/17 6:39 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks, other incidentals in SW Monroe Co
8/30/17 6:10 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits
8/30/17 5:02 pm ROBERT BARBER <robert_barber_389...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawks
8/30/17 4:13 pm jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...> Fwd: [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks/lake Monroe
8/30/17 3:55 pm jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks/lake Monroe
8/30/17 2:28 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] NIghthawks Morgan County
8/30/17 11:52 am L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Wednesday Hike--Olive-sided Flycatcher-2
8/30/17 9:18 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hudsonian Godwits @ Goose Pond
8/30/17 8:40 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Late August migrants - Bloomington area
8/29/17 9:03 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
8/29/17 8:50 am Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
8/29/17 8:25 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
8/28/17 7:56 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Co. Shorebird Farm AMGP, 8 Stilt Sandpipers
8/28/17 9:15 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Clay county migrants
8/28/17 7:06 am John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City REKN
8/27/17 11:00 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday August 27, 2017
8/27/17 9:40 am Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh BEVI
8/27/17 8:08 am Sterrenburg, Lee W. <sterren...> [IN-BIRD-L] HUGO
8/26/17 9:40 pm ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawk Movement
8/26/17 1:45 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (26-Aug-2017) hawk flight at Miller
8/26/17 8:56 am Aidan Rominger <arominger26...> [IN-BIRD-L] 2 Buff-Breasted Sandpipers- Lebanon Sod Farms
8/24/17 12:14 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary early warblers
8/24/17 12:02 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Guided shorebird hike to Goose Pond FWA Sept 6 (no sightings)
8/24/17 11:49 am Gary Bowman <otus44...> [IN-BIRD-L] belated Scissor-tailed Flycatcher report
 
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Date: 9/23/17 6:24 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Whippoorwill, GBHE, yard birds--SW Monroe Co
I heard a whippoorwill last night (Fri, Sep 22), but struck out tonight. There was a Great Blue Heron perched up in the big dead oak tree south of the house making some rather strange grunting and growling sounds both last night and tonight.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 23, 2017 8:15 PM - 8:25 PM
Protocol: Stationary

Canada Goose 7
Great Blue Heron 1 (standing in big dead oak tree)
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 23, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Birds seen today not seen yesterday.

Killdeer 5 (Stannard's cow pasture)
Downy Woodpecker 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 3
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 22, 2017 8:10 PM - 8:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary

Great Blue Heron 1 (standing in big dead oak tree)
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (heard east of the house)
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 22, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
24 species

Canada Goose 12
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1 (Bright yellow breast and throat, white stomach, plain gray back and tail, white "spectacles." Picking at things in a pokeweed.)
Scarlet Tanager 1 (male in winter plumage)
Northern Cardinal 9
House Finch 3
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Date: 9/23/17 3:22 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (23-Sep-2017). Red-necked Grebe
Today (23-Sep-2017) Bob and Christine Guth, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

The day’s forecast was for a high of 90 degrees, which was not promising for a good birding day. However we managed to log nine shorebird species, 14 warbler species, an unexpected Common Goldeneye, and (best of all) a Red-necked Grebe. Not bad for a scorching-hot day.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (with Matt Beatty, Brendan Grube, & Bob Huguenard)
Blue-winged Teal,12
Common Goldeneye,1 female- although a few August and many October records exist this is Indiana’s first September record.
Red-necked Grebe,1 basic adult- Indiana’s 7th September record (2nd for lakefront)
Double-crested Cormorant,23
Northern Harrier,1 juv- a first sight record for September
American Coot,2
Black-bellied Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,3
Greater Yellowlegs,2 on breakwater
Ruddy Turnstone,2 juvs
Sanderling,14 juvs
Bonaparte’s Gull,2 adult & first-cycle
Ring-billed Gull,238
Herring Gull,76
Chandeleur Gull,1 adult (Kelp X Herring hybrid)
Common Tern,25
Forster’s Tern,4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2 came in off lake
Downy Woodpecker,2 came in off lake
Peregrine,1 immature
American Pipit,4

—WOLF LAKE (adjacent to Forsythe Park)
Pied-billed Grebe,2
Great Blue Heron,8
Great Egret,6
Snowy Egret,1 juv
Semipalmated Plover,10- an adult & 9 juvs
Killdeer,6
Least Sandpiper,3 first-cycles
Long-billed Dowitcher,1 basic adult
Ovenbird,1
American Redstart,1 first-cycle female

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Julie Bonnema)
Downy Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Eastern Phoebe,1
Philadelphia Vireo,1
House Wren,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,1
Brown Thrasher,3
Black-and-white Warbler,1
Nashville Warbler,5
Common Yellowthroat,1
Hooded Warbler,1 male
American Redstart,1 IMF
Magnolia Warbler,1
Bay-breasted Warbler,1
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,9
Palm Warbler,7
Yellow-rumped Warbler,3
Black-throated Green Warbler,7
Wilson’s Warbler,2
White-throated Sparrow,4
Dark-eyed Junco,5

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 9/23/17 3:22 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (23-Sep-2017). Red-necked Grebe
Today (23-Sep-2017) Bob and Christine Guth, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

The day’s forecast was for a high of 90 degrees, which was not promising for a good birding day. However we managed to log nine shorebird species, 14 warbler species, an unexpected Common Goldeneye, and (best of all) a Red-necked Grebe. Not bad for a scorching-hot day.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (with Matt Beatty, Brendan Grube, & Bob Huguenard)
Blue-winged Teal,12
Common Goldeneye,1 female- although a few August and many October records exist this is Indiana’s first September record.
Red-necked Grebe,1 basic adult- Indiana’s 7th September record (2nd for lakefront)
Double-crested Cormorant,23
Northern Harrier,1 juv- a first sight record for September
American Coot,2
Black-bellied Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,3
Greater Yellowlegs,2 on breakwater
Ruddy Turnstone,2 juvs
Sanderling,14 juvs
Bonaparte’s Gull,2 adult & first-cycle
Ring-billed Gull,238
Herring Gull,76
Chandeleur Gull,1 adult (Kelp X Herring hybrid)
Common Tern,25
Forster’s Tern,4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2 came in off lake
Downy Woodpecker,2 came in off lake
Peregrine,1 immature
American Pipit,4

—WOLF LAKE (adjacent to Forsythe Park)
Pied-billed Grebe,2
Great Blue Heron,8
Great Egret,6
Snowy Egret,1 juv
Semipalmated Plover,10- an adult & 9 juvs
Killdeer,6
Least Sandpiper,3 first-cycles
Long-billed Dowitcher,1 basic adult
Ovenbird,1
American Redstart,1 first-cycle female

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Julie Bonnema)
Downy Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Eastern Phoebe,1
Philadelphia Vireo,1
House Wren,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,1
Brown Thrasher,3
Black-and-white Warbler,1
Nashville Warbler,5
Common Yellowthroat,1
Hooded Warbler,1 male
American Redstart,1 IMF
Magnolia Warbler,1
Bay-breasted Warbler,1
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,9
Palm Warbler,7
Yellow-rumped Warbler,3
Black-throated Green Warbler,7
Wilson’s Warbler,2
White-throated Sparrow,4
Dark-eyed Junco,5

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 9/23/17 1:35 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Kosciusko County

The forecast of hot, humid weather did not keep five birders from Stockbridge Audubon's field trip to two sites in Kosciusko County, led by Eric Helfrich and Ed Powers.


We started with the flooded field at the intersection of CR 900S and 400E. The Long-billed Dowitcher that has been reported here continues.


Total species, 45.


Kosciusko CR 900S x 400E, Whitley, Indiana, US
Sep 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: 70 F, clear, calm, humid
9 species

Killdeer 10
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
American Crow 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Savannah Sparrow 6
Eastern Meadowlark 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39349648

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We continued to ACRES Wildwood Nature Preserve, where we were joined by two others.


Wildwood (ACRES), Kosciusko, Indiana, US
Sep 23, 2017 9:10 AM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 71-83 F, clear, calm, humid
33 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1 Yellow head and underparts, two wing-bars, fine black line through the eye.
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
American Goldfinch 5

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Not bad for hot and still, but by now it was really hot and still, so we retreated to an ice cream parlor in North Manchester.


Birds seen before, between and after these sites were:


Canada Goose ~25
Mallard ~10
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon ~5
Chimney Swift
Blue Jay
American Crow ~5
European Starling
House Sparrow


Eric Helfrich & Ed Powers


 

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Date: 9/23/17 9:05 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary warblers
23 Sept. 2017 - Although a Cooper's Hawk is flying around the Hammond Bird
Sanctuary, there were warblers at the feeder station and on the west end
starting at the benches to the pine trees. I met Andrew and Karen Slager,
Julie Sells, Deb Cooney, Barb Quinlan, Bob and Christine Guth. A Hooded
Warbler was seen by Andrew, Julie, Deb and Barb.



Black-and white Warbler 2

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 1

Hooded Warbler 1

American Redstart 2

Cape May Warbler 1

Magnolia Warbler 1

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 2

Blackpoll 5

Palm Warbler 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 4

Wilson's Warbler 1



Other migrants were House Wren 1, Gray-cheeked Thrush 1, Swainson's Thrush
4, Northern Flicker 1, Least Flycatcher 1,Brown Thrasher 2, Dark-eyed Junco
2, and White-throated Sparrow 3.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting


 

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Date: 9/23/17 8:57 am
From: Angie Quinn <angie...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-necked Grebe, M.C. Harbor
On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 9:25 AM Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
wrote:

> RNGR off parking lot. Sitting on ultra flat water surface.

--
Angie Quinn

Community Engagement Manager
Fort Wayne Trails
fwtrails.org
260-969-0079
c. 260-450-2057

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and
leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Date: 9/23/17 6:25 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-necked Grebe, M.C. Harbor
RNGR off parking lot. Sitting on ultra flat water surface.

 

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Date: 9/22/17 2:36 pm
From: Lisa <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
Cronus racemosa. Grey Dogwood

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 22, 2017, at 5:27 PM, Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> wrote:
>
> Thank you everyone for the replies. Looks like it is not baneberry
> after all, my error!
>>
>>
>>> On 9/22/17, 4:30 PM, "Dan Kaiser" <dhkaiser...> wrote:
>>>
>>> It has been suggested that my ID of the berry the catbird was eating is
>>> in error, possibly a Rough-Leaf Dogwood rather than a Baneberry. Anyone
>>> more knowledgeable than myself help me here? See these two photos...
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36581149163
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36580283013
>>
>>
 

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Date: 9/22/17 2:27 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
Thank you everyone for the replies. Looks like it is not baneberry
after all, my error!
>
>
>On 9/22/17, 4:30 PM, "Dan Kaiser" <dhkaiser...> wrote:
>
>>It has been suggested that my ID of the berry the catbird was eating is
>>in error, possibly a Rough-Leaf Dogwood rather than a Baneberry. Anyone
>>more knowledgeable than myself help me here? See these two photos...
>>
>>https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36581149163
>>
>>https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36580283013
>
>
 

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Date: 9/22/17 1:40 pm
From: Cassandra Culin <kyspring...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
The berries look a lot like white baneberry or dolls eyes, but they do
not grow on a tree and each berry is on a little pink stem off a single
erect main pink stem, around 2 feet tall, max I believe. On the other
hand, Ill be interested to hear what kind of tree has these berries.

Cassandra Culin
Louisville


On 9/22/17, 4:30 PM, "Dan Kaiser" <dhkaiser...> wrote:

>It has been suggested that my ID of the berry the catbird was eating is
>in error, possibly a Rough-Leaf Dogwood rather than a Baneberry. Anyone
>more knowledgeable than myself help me here? See these two photos...
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36581149163
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36580283013


 

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Date: 9/22/17 1:30 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Catbird eating what?
It has been suggested that my ID of the berry the catbird was eating is
in error, possibly a Rough-Leaf Dogwood rather than a Baneberry. Anyone
more knowledgeable than myself help me here? See these two photos...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36581149163

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36580283013
 

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Date: 9/22/17 12:33 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gray Catbird Eating Baneberry
Photographed a Gray Catbird Eating Baneberry, also known as "Doll's Eye"
at Muscatatuck NWR today. I understand they used to be used for
porcelain doll eyes, unfortunate as they are poisonous.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36580283013/in/datetaken/

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 9/22/17 11:37 am
From: Charles Crawford <cr4d...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Vand. Co.: Eagle Slough Natural Area
Visit for me to an out of my state site.

Highlights:
Canada Geese arriving from the west.
N. Waterthrush.



IN Eagle Slough, Vanderburgh, Indiana, US
Sep 22, 2017 9:10 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
14 species

Canada Goose 70 JPG, flying in from the west
Wood Duck 1 Heard only
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Northern Cardinal 3

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Charlie
Henderson KY



 

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Date: 9/22/17 10:17 am
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Least Tern still present at MCH
Now on outer break wall. Day 5 of known stay here.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 9/21/17 12:57 pm
From: Matt Beatty <mbeatty233...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-necked Phalarope - Michigan City Harbor 9/21/17
There is a juv Red-necked Phalarope on the outer breakwall at Michigan City Harbor. The bird was resting on top of the breakwall at 1:20pm (central), but walked down to the back side a minute or so after I found it, and has not come back in view since.

Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2017 12:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
12 species

Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Turkey Vulture 7
Semipalmated Plover 1
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Sanderling 19
Red-necked Phalarope 1 First saw the bird on my first scan down the breakwall, where it was resting on top of the breakwall near some Sterna terns. It was clearly smaller than the terns, with a dark back, and at first I thought I might be looking at the juvenile Least Tern that had been seen here earlier in the week. It wasn't until the bird stood up after 30 seconds or so that I realized I was looking at a shorebird, as the legs were much too long for any tern. At this point the long legs and black eye patch made it clear the bird was a phalarope. As I watched it walk a bit to the right and then down the far side of the wall out of sight, I could see it had a very dark blackish back with some striping visible. Bill size and shape matched RNPH. I waited 45 minutes but the bird did not return from the far side of the wall.
Greater Yellowlegs 5 Flyover
Ring-billed Gull 70
Herring Gull 16
Common Tern 6
Forster's Tern 18

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39317648


Matt Beatty
Valparaiso, IN

 

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Date: 9/21/17 11:11 am
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond
My last leg across the country since August 8th from home to Montanna-Washington to Arizona to Goose Pond.

Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 6:44 PM - 7:19 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Near check-in station off of 59 at the 90° corner
12 species

American White Pelican 325 One long line with one split, heading to roost in MPW
Great Blue Heron 11
Great Egret 17
Bald Eagle 1
Killdeer 30
Least Sandpiper 2
Short-billed Dowitcher 4
Wilson's Snipe 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39316055

Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2017 7:56 AM - 10:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walking 2 miles
28 species

Blue-winged Teal 56
Mallard 12
Double-crested Cormorant 12
American White Pelican 171
Great Blue Heron 24
Great Egret 120
Northern Harrier 3
Bald Eagle 1
Killdeer 12
Stilt Sandpiper 6
Least Sandpiper 3
White-rumped Sandpiper 5 White rumps in flight, both juries and non breeding adults
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Western Sandpiper 1 Fall Juvenile, long drooping bill, pale face and breast, lower scapulars grey with black, rufous color I upper scapulars, black legs,
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Tree Swallow 17
Sedge Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 24
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 37
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39313171

Goose Pond FWA--GP7, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2017 9:24 AM - 9:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
5 species

Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 67
Wilson's Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 160

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39313183

Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2017 10:53 AM - 10:58 AM
Protocol: Stationary
1 species

Tree Swallow 525 225 On highline over BH2 300 over BH3

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Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2017 10:59 AM - 12:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Traveling roadways
20 species

Wood Duck 3
Blue-winged Teal 12
Gadwall 2
Mallard 9
Double-crested Cormorant 5
American White Pelican 7
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 75
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 9
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 9
Tree Swallow 400
Eastern Bluebird 1
European Starling 75
Song Sparrow 12
Swamp Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39315955

Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 21, 2017 11:13 AM - 12:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: .3 on dirt roadway, .2 thru swamp
17 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 6
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Killdeer 9
Hudsonian Godwit 2 Hiked on the dirt and straw covered roadway about .3 mile. Toward the east was open water and a small island or Pennisula with many large shorebirds. The sun made it difficult so I hiked thru the swamp to get a different vantage point. 2 juvenile Hudsonian Godwits had dark bill tips changing to reddish brown at the base. These two dark legged birds were larger than the GRYL, bills long with upward curve. They also had a distinct supercilium. I also saw feather separation on its varied gray back with a little brown tinting.
Stilt Sandpiper 3
Least Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Short-billed Dowitcher 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
House Wren 1

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Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/21/17 10:20 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] warblers, Summer Tanager, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 21, 2017
Our usual Thursday morning bird walk at Celery Bog in West Lafayette was perhaps more productive than expected, given the forecasted heat. The Cinnamon Teal did not appear but we had a good scattering of warblers plus a female Summer Tanager. The Osprey that has been there for several days was joined by an immature Red-shouldered Hawk.

Barny
<Misner13...> (not currently accessible)

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Sep 21, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
40 species

Canada Goose 30
Mute Swan 4
Wood Duck 75
Blue-winged Teal 26
Mallard 10
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 10
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
European Starling 4
Golden-winged Warbler 1 (male, photo by Dillen Ng)
Tennessee Warbler 3
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1 female
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch 4

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Date: 9/20/17 8:15 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch
    Lisa and I heard our first Red-breasted Nuthatch calling in northern Allen County this evening, along Hardisty Road, just west of Matea Park.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 9/20/17 3:24 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits red-necked phalarope white-rumped sandpipers
Don Gorney and I counted 15 shorebird species from 425 individuals at Goose Pond FWA today. Most numerous species were killdeer (125) and lesser yellowlegs (85). Highlights were four Hudsonian godwits (two in MPW and two in BH4), 67 white-rumped sandpipers (a very good total for fall), a Western sandpiper, both dowitchers seen together, and a red-necked phalarope.​


Early goose season has ended and teal season ends on Sunday.


Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 7:13 AM - 8:11 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
Comments: Water level N; Disturbance A
31 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 94
Blue-winged Teal 110
Mallard (Northern) 79
American Black Duck 1
Northern Pintail 3
dabbling duck sp. 5
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Double-crested Cormorant 1
American White Pelican 140
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 12
Great Egret 48
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 1
Common Gallinule 2
American Coot (Red-shielded) 101
Killdeer 20 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
peep sp. 4 Exact count
Greater Yellowlegs 6 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 8 Exact count
Belted Kingfisher 2
Tree Swallow 150
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 320
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 8:12 AM - 9:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.57 mile(s)
Comments: Water level L, Disturbance A
34 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 51
Blue-winged Teal 36
Northern Shoveler 20
Mallard (Northern) 2
Northern Pintail 6
Green-winged Teal 36
Double-crested Cormorant 3
American White Pelican 300
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 34
Great Egret 76
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Imm
Red-tailed Hawk 2 Adult and imm
Sora 1
Sandhill Crane 2 Pair seen
Semipalmated Plover 6 Exact count
Killdeer 40 Exact count
Hudsonian Godwit 2 Adults, could be same individuals continuing from late August. Very large, gray Shorebirds. Long, slightly upturned bill with some orange coloring proximally.
Stilt Sandpiper 13 Exact count, juvs
Least Sandpiper 2 Exact count
White-rumped Sandpiper 62 All adults. White rumps distinct when in flight. Extraordinary fall count. Individually counted. See additional notes and pictures from last week's survey
Pectoral Sandpiper 17
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5 Exact count
Western Sandpiper 1 Juv. Plain, whitish face. Bill longer than SESA with noticeable droop. Very white below with no markings.
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Juv
Long-billed Dowitcher 2 Adults in basic
Red-necked Phalarope 1 Juv. Phalarope with black mark behind eye. Black on crown extended down nape. Darkish uppperparts with tannish streaking. Bleached white underneath. Exact count.
Greater Yellowlegs 6 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 66 Exact count
Peregrine Falcon 1 Possibly a second year. Mostly adult feathers with some scattered brown juv feathers. Outer 3 primaries brown. Not banded
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 200
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 10:08 AM - 10:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Water level H, Disturbance A
10 species

Wood Duck 5
Mallard 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 4
Northern Harrier 2
Killdeer 13
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 12:02 PM - 12:34 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
15 species

Blue-winged Teal 12
Green-winged Teal (American) 5
Common Gallinule 5
Killdeer 45 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 12 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 20 Estimated
Wilson's Snipe 1 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 5 Exact count
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 12:35 PM - 12:39 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Water level H, Disturbance A
5 species

Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Cardinal 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 12:50 PM - 2:02 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.6 mile(s)
Comments: Water level N, Disturbance B. All shorebirds were on the south end of the unit
19 species

Canada Goose 9
Green-winged Teal (American) 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Northern Harrier 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Imm
Killdeer 7 Exact count
Hudsonian Godwit 2 One adult, one juv. Large, gray shorebird. Larger than GRYE with long, bicolored bill with a slight upturn. Adult had some reddish belly feathers remaining, and a plain solid grey mantle. Juv had a light brown breast, white belly, and mantle feathers had obvious edging. Exact count.
Stilt Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count
White-rumped Sandpiper 5 Adults. Large long-winged mostly grey peeps, fine streaking along upper flanks. Exact count
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5 Exact count
Long-billed Dowitcher 5 Adults. Exact count
Greater Yellowlegs 28 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 5 Exact count
Eastern Kingbird 1
American Crow 6
Tree Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 1
American Pipit 1 Seen walking around on mudflats near shorebirds

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
<akearns...><http://mc/compose?to=<akearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)
 

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Date: 9/20/17 12:41 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Glossy Ibis, Summit Lake
Barbara and I spent a couple of days at Summit Lake Mon, Tues. of this week.
We found several birds and one nice find. We found a lone Glossy Ibis with a
group of Canada Geese and Ring billed Gulls. We saw it flying South later
that day. 9/19/2017

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




 

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Date: 9/20/17 12:00 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond & Greene-Sullivan SF
I birded two woodsy areas and one waterbird/shorebird unit of GP, on a calm, clear, humid, warm to hot morning. Still plenty of warblers on the move (10 species, 35 individuals), but fewer than 2 weeks ago. My shorebird highlight was White-rumped Sandpipers.



Greene-Sullivan SF, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: At edge of forest on either side (north, south) of intersection of CR1475 and 50S, near (east of) Wampler Lake. Birded forest edge (taller trees on west side of road) and short-stature tree row along ditch on east side. Clear, calm, 70 degrees F, rain last night.
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 flying away along tree-row; relatively small size, square-tipped tail
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 fed at purple thistle
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1 foraging low in tree row, silent
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 6
American Robin 8
thrush sp. 3
Gray Catbird 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Summer Tanager 1 call heard
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 6
American Goldfinch 4

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Entered over footbridge from north. Met Bill Sharkey. Checked MPE2, then walked grassy levee on east side of MPE4, and looped back along north side of MPE3, and east side of MPE2. Hot, humid, calm, clear; 82 degrees F but felt hotter.
23 species

Wood Duck 15
Blue-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Double-crested Cormorant 5
American White Pelican 25 swimming in MPE2, feeding in group, some flight
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 20
Common Gallinule 6
American Coot 75
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 5
Least Sandpiper 2
White-rumped Sandpiper 5 in southwest corner of MPE4 with most of other shorebirds. Foraging on muddy sandbar at edge of large shallow pond, with other shorebirds; also resting/hiding in shade of knotweed (or similar-height) plants. Observed at close range in scope. Apparent adults, mostly dull gray. Long-winged, considerably larger than nearby Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers and plovers. Prominent light line above eye. Dark streaks on flanks and sides of breast bordering folded wing; variable among individuals, but at least some blurry lines (more prominent in others). Occasional flashes of white rump as they preened. Dark bill, slightly drooped at tip. Gray legs.
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 50
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 heard in trees along Black Ditch
Red-winged Blackbird 100 a flock of females in marsh vegetation

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Goose Pond FWA--Thousand Island Woods, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2017 11:25 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birded the western-most entry off CR25S.
25 species

Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 8 along road
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

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Date: 9/20/17 3:46 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wabashiki FWA - passerine migrants
Yesterday morning, after the previous night's rain, there was a fair bit of warbler and thrush activity along the river levee trail. (No water in the interior ponds 1 mile south of US 40, but plenty at Ellis pond and others visible from Dewey Point.)

Wabashiki FWA - Wabash levee, Vigo, Indiana, US
Sep 19, 2017 9:05 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Walked from Dresser parking lot south to entrance to "interior ponds", which seem to have no water at present. Mainly birding for passerine migrants. Overcast, 74 deg F, 6 mph South wind. Lots of warbler, thrush activity.
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Empidonax sp. 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 7
Carolina Wren 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 3
Swainson's Thrush 8
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 2
Ovenbird 2 heard only, alarm call
Golden-winged Warbler 1 adult male
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 19 including about 6 adult males
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 9
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Indigo Bunting 3
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39284313

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Date: 9/19/17 7:28 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Migrants 9/19
I stopped at Celery Bog late this afternoon from 4:00-5:15 to try for
Cinnamon Teal but didn't see it. No matter. The storms that came through
earlier dropped TONS of migrants. There was almost too much to keep track
of, and I am sure I missed a lot. Highlights only:

Golden-winged Warbler - 1 female
Bay-breasted Warbler - many
Black-throated Green Warbler - many
American Redstart - many
Tennessee Warbler - many
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Nashville Warbler - 1
Black-and-White Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 1

Red-eyed Vireo - many
Warbling Vireo - many
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1

Summer Tanager - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1

Swainson's Thrush - many

A few each of both Blue- and Green-winged Teal were also present. I am
unfamiliar with this part of the state, but it seemed a bit early for those.

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 9/19/17 4:31 pm
From: Bill Buskirk <billb...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Marbled Godwit, Union County
I found a single individual on the Dunlapsville Beach, Brookville Lake, Union County this afternoon. A helicopter flyover sent the bird and associated gulls southward (I suspect not chasuble). Bill

 

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Date: 9/19/17 4:02 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: North Hammond
19 September 2017 - At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary there were 14 warblers
late morning.



Cooper's Hawk 1 ad

Mourning Dove 6

Chimney Swift 10

Downy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 7

Peregrine Falcon 1

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1

Least Flycatcher 1

Blue-headed Vireo 2

Philadelphia Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 1

American Crow 4

Black-capped Chickadee 5

House Wren 1

Winter Wren 1

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

Swainson's Thrush 2

American Robin 12

Gray Catbird 3

Brown Thrasher 5



Ovenbird 1

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 1

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 1

Cape May Warbler 1

Magnolia Warbler 2

Bay-breasted Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 3

Palm Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Black-throated Green 1

Wilson's Warbler 1



White-throated Sparrow 3

Dark-eyed Junco 2

Scarlet Tanager 1 F

Northern Cardinal 3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak F

House Finch 8

American Goldfinch 6



Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake

Mallard 18

Blue-winged Teal 1

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Great Blue Heron 6

Great Egret 5

Black-crowned Night-Heron 2

American Coot 12

Semipalmated Plover 10

Killdeer 6

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 1



George Lake North Basin

Mute Swan 4

Mallard 20

Blue-winged Teal 5

Northern Pintail 7

Pied-billed Grebe 5

Great Blue Heron 3

Great Egret 2

Black-bellied Plover 2

Killdeer 23

American Coot 29



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting




 

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Date: 9/19/17 2:35 pm
From: David Crouch <Nighthawk...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Buff-breasted and Merlin
Having just returned from birding in Washington State I took another shot at Buff-breasted Sandpiper at the sod farm along CR600N in Jackson County. I had made several checks of this area beginning in mid August based on some success I had last year but had not scored until today. Plus I had a blue/gray speeding bullet of a Merlin cross my path. Pretty neat for less than an hour afield. Please see the attached Ebird report: Dave Crouch Seymour

Jackson County North of US 50, Jackson, Indiana, US
Sep 19, 2017 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: From CR400E on CR550N then west and north to CR600N then west to Myer's Sod farm and Starr Lake. Returned along bridge at 400E and 600N.
14 species

Canada Goose 75
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Green Heron 1 At 600N /400E bridge
Turkey Vulture 3
Killdeer 100
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2 Fine featured, black bill, dark crown. Plain, buffy colored from neck to tail coverts. Wing pattern was somewhat subdued indicating adult birds. Light eye ring. Birds were above the sod harvest scrapes and not in the shallow wet indentions. Did not get to observe leg color but two wing stretches / flaps showed mostly bright white wing undersides bordered by black.
Mourning Dove 6
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1 Along CR550N. Stopped in car watching Crows and TV in field when Blue - Gray bird flew from north to south so I tracked for a few seconds through windshield and then open window. As bird banked to east my best views were of top side which was entirely blue - gray with somewhat small head projection and broad but very pointed wings. Tail was stripped. No obvious sideburns and underside was dark brownish. I pegged as Taiga adult.
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 4
Northern Cardinal 1
House Sparrow 12

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39286517 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39286517>

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Date: 9/19/17 1:26 pm
From: andrew melnykovych <estiles74...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NO SIGHTINGS: Beckham Bird Club field trip to Big Oaks NWR
Posting to both Kentucky and Indiana lists because BBC has members on both
sides of the river:

For those planning to attend the Beckham Bird Club field trip on Saturday
at Big Oaks NWR, please note the following information from the refuge:

We have the Beckham Bird Club scheduled for a tour of Big Oaks National
Wildlife Refuge at 8:30 am on Saturday 23 September 2017.

A few points to remember:

Since the refuge is an old military proving ground, everyone must view the
20-minute safety briefing video and sign an Acknowledgement of Danger form.

There will be a $3.00 entry fee for everyone over the age of 15. We do
honor the federal America the Beautiful Passes which will waive the entry
fee for the card holder and up to three guests. A current federal Duck
Stamp will also waive the entry fee.

The Indiana Air National Guard operates a shooting range within the refuge.
Most of the refuge must be closed during some of these flights due to
potential hazards. While they currently do not have flights scheduled for 23
September, they will occasionally schedule last minute flights. Should this
happen, then your tour will have to be rescheduled. The Air Guard generally
gives us 24 hour advanced notice.


In the event of a cancellation, that information will be posted to these
listservs as soon as it is received.


Andrew Melnykovych, BBC Field Trip Coordinator
Louisville KY

 

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Date: 9/19/17 5:01 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cinnamon Teal and Buff-breasted Sandpiper Sept 18
Serendipity struck twice for Becky Heck and me on September 18. I would not have chased the Cinnamon Teal in Tippecanoe County had I not been volunteering with Becky at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired on the north side of Indy on Monday morning. At the end of our time birding with a group of awesome students, I saw Landon Neumann's post about him finding a Cinnamon Teal at Celery Bog, West Lafayette (a rare fall sighting for the species in IN.)  
Becky and I drove to Celery Bog and saw the teal while hanging out with the Chicken Lady and Birthday Girl, Shari McCullough. Once we left Celery Bog, Google Maps told me to take SR 52 home because of a delay on I65. As usual, I dutifully complied with Google Maps and took SR 52 back to Indy. Since we were literally going right past the Lebanon Sod Farm we stopped to look for shorebirds. Lots of Killdeer....and then....two Buff-breasted Sandpipers about 25 feet from the road. Becky and I took photos from the car before the two birds flew off to the other side of the field. If I had taken I65 home, I would not have stopped at the sod farm and we would not have seen the buffies at the side of the road. Good ol' happenstance provided us with a few hours of birding fun. 
The molting adult male Cinnamon Teal was seen by birders throughout the day at Celery Bog on Sept 18. Per Landon's instructions, take the dirt trail that is directly behind the nature center towards the water. On Monday, there was a large mulch pile at the trailhead. Follow the trail for a few hundred feet until you come to an opening where you can view the water. The teal spent much of the time loafing/napping on logs closer to the opposite shore. See Facebook's Indiana Rare Bird Alert group for updates. 
The window for Buff-breasted Sandpipers being present at the Lebanon Sod Farm is closing quickly. If you want to see the species, now is the time to do it. A scope is often required to see any birds that might be present. My checklist for the sod farm that includes two pics of the buffies:  https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39252347

 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 9/18/17 4:39 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Least Tern
Instead of missing what was likely a mega Broadwing flight at Lake Erie Metro Park, I tried the lakefront, hoping for a Hurricane rarity. 
Birding was slow, getting better as I headed east from Hammond, culiminating in seeing my first lakefront juvenile Least Tern land on the outer breakwall after coming in from offshore with a group of Common Terns. 

Hammond:
5 warbler species
Philadelphia Vireo-1
Dark-eyed Junco-1
Lincoln's Sparrow-1
Golden-crowned Kinglet-1
Blue-headed Vireo-1
Least Flycatcher-1 
Wood Thrush-1
lots of White-throated Sparrows

Wolf Lake:
Semipalmated Sandpiper-12
Semipalmated Plover-9
Spotted Sandpiper-1
Killdeer-5

Miller Beach Lake St.:
Pectoral Sandpiper-1
Ruddy Turnstone-1
Sanderling-11
Semi plover-1

Michigan City:
Least Tern-1 juvenile photos
Sanderling: 46 big flock moving east
Ruddy Turnstone-2
Common Tern-46
Forster's Tern-24

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/
John Kendall
Warsaw



 

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Date: 9/18/17 6:36 am
From: Landon Neumann <landonneumann25...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cinnamon Teal- Celery Bog
There is currently a Cinnamon Teal at Celery Bog. The bird is a male that
is molting into basic plumage. It has a reddish tint on the head suggesting
it hasn't lost all it's breeding feathers. The eye is also red. There is
nothing that appears to suggest hybrid. The flanks are warm. Bill fits
cite. Nothing on the head suggests bwte. There are enough breeding feathers
on it still that it should show bwte influence if it had it. The bird is in
the middle pool at cbog hanging with bwte. Go to the trail behind the
nature center take a left just after getting on trail. Follow it for 100
yards until you get to waters edge by a willow tree and cbog sign. Jordan
Stewart <https://www.facebook.com/jordan.stewart.33449138?fref=mentions> got
photos, but more are needed


Landon Neumann

West Lafayette, IN

 

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Date: 9/17/17 7:34 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Barn owl cam egg (no sightings)
Barn owls have been documented nesting during every month of the year. Still, it is rare for them to lay in September in Indiana. First egg was laid yesterday or today. Egg #2 could arrive tonight or tomorrow. I'm fascinated by this late nesting attempt so you know I'll be watching!


http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/8183.htm

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 9/17/17 7:10 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Whip-poor-will and other weekend incidentals, SW Monroe Co
I heard a whip-poor-wlll tonight east of the house in the distance.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 17, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
28 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 4
Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (approximately 8:15pm to the east)
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 2

++++++++++++++

Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 16, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
16 species

Canada Goose 1
Mourning Dove 26
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 2
House Sparrow 1


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Date: 9/17/17 6:14 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Bird Walk 9/17/17

The Eagle Creek Bird Walk tallied 92 species today. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Gadwall



American Black Duck



Mallard



Blue-winged Teal



Northern Shoveler



Green-winged Teal



Pied-billed Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



American Coot



American Golden-Plover



Semipalmated Plover



Killdeer



Spotted Sandpiper



Greater Yellowlegs



Lesser Yellowlegs



Semipalmated Sandpiper



Least Sandpiper



Pectoral Sandpiper



Stilt Sandpiper



Wilson's Snipe



Ring-billed Gull



Laughing Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Belted Kingfisher



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



White-eyed Vireo



Yellow-throated Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Philadelphia Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Horned Lark



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Eastern Bluebird



Swainson's Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Blue-winged Warbler



Tennessee Warbler



Northern Parula



Chestnut-sided Warbler



Magnolia Warbler



Cape May Warbler



Black-throated Green Warbler



Blackburnian Warbler



Bay-breasted Warbler



Blackpoll Warbler



Black and White Warbler



American Redstart



Common Yellowthroat



Wilson's Warbler



Canada Warbler



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Rose-breasted Grosbeak



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow





The walk starts at 9AM at the Ornithology Center in Eagle Creek Park. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 9/17/17 10:05 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - Sept 17
On an overcast Sunday morning, 49 species of birds were found at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indianapolis. Overall, birding was slow with just four individuals of two flycatcher species and 13 individuals of eight warbler species. The complete list is below. There will be a bird walk each Sunday in September and October at Ft. Harrison. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot. 

Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Green Heron  1   seen before the walk began
Cooper's Hawk  1, adult flyover before the walk began
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  7
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1, quick look of a flyover bird
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  2
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  8
Carolina Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  4
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  10
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  23
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  30
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  14
Cedar Waxwing  42
Tennessee Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  11
Field Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  12
Indigo Bunting  2
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  1, flyover as walk ended
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  22
House Sparrow  2
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 9/17/17 9:16 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront birding, Sep 11-13
Northern Indiana birding trip, part 2



Alan Bruner and I birded Lakefront sites for 3 days, joined by Mike Brattain for two of them. The weather was too nice for large warbler numbers, but we had spells where we got 10-15 individuals of 4-5 species per hour, and gradually built up a good list. We had 21 warbler species and 187 individuals at the Lakefront over 3 days, compared to our previous 2-day results of 19 species, 265 individuals in Parke, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, and Newton counties. Selected Lakefront eBird lists follow.



Monday, Sep 11. Birding: Lakefront Park and Sanctuary (Hammond), Wolf Lake-Forsythe Park, Whiting Park, Marquette Park/Miller Beach, Long Lake. We added 4 warbler species today (Black-throated Blue, Palm, Yellow, Blue-winged) to the 19 seen further south on two previous days, for a cumulative total of 23.



Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 11, 2017 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. (Met Carolyn Marsh, Ed Hopkins.) Walked from east to west end of Sanctuary slowly and returned. Quiet, little bird activity except near feeders and birdbaths. Weather "too nice" for a migrant wave: 51 deg F at 6:30, clear, light wind 4 mph SW. Still, we had 12 warbler species and 39 individual warblers.
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 5
Double-crested Cormorant 25
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 5
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 4
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 15
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 12
European Starling 1
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 15
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 female, foraging at mid-height in sumac
Palm Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186623



WOLF LAKE-FORSYTHE PARK, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 11, 2017 9:20 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. Entered park at north end on 119th St from Whiting, Calumet Ave. Scoped lake for shorebirds and waterfowl, then walked in grassy area under trees looking for warblers.
29 species

Mute Swan 10
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 5
Snowy Egret 1 continuing individual, present for weeks. Standing by itself, resting, northwest end of lake.
Cooper's Hawk 1 immature perched in tree with dead gray squirrel in talons (photo)
American Coot 3
Semipalmated Plover 9
Killdeer 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 7
WESTERN SANDPIPER 1 Found and ID'd by Alan Bruner. Foraging along mud shore of small island, often near two Semipalmated Sandpipers, providing opportunity to compare body size, leg length, bill length, etc. Observed from about 60 yards in scope for 15 minutes. Non-breeding plumage, mainly gray and white. Long drooping bill. Long stilt-like legs, compared to SESA. Walked in somewhat deeper water than SESA. Clear white underparts except for gray smudge at neck. Strong eye line, set off by somewhat darker cap. Photos, video. We posted a report on IN-BIRD. The bird was seen by others later today and the next day, but was not seen Sep 13 when we checked again.
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 50 on industrial plant bordering lake to west
Mourning Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Barn Swallow 20
European Starling 25
American Redstart 4
Cape May Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Common Grackle 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186782

WHITING PARK, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 11, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. We ate a picnic lunch, then looked for warblers in trees on slope near stone fence; then walked out elevated walkway extending 100 yards into Lake Michigan, and observed terns, etc. Warm, clear, sunny.
14 species

Canada Goose 4
Double-crested Cormorant 53
Ring-billed Gull 20
Herring Gull 10
Forster's Tern 12 2 flew by park close, then 10 were seen a few hundred yards eastward, flying out of BP Warm Water Refinery beach area along the border of the steel mill. They rested on the water, then flew toward us.
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 2
Warbling Vireo 1
American Robin 10
American Redstart 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 2 in top of one slender tree, chipping; quite yellow, plain faced, no red streaking on breast, female type plumage
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Northern Cardinal 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186834



LAKE GEORGE, Whiting, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 11, 2017 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. Followed signs for Wildlife Viewing Platform. Lake level is low, providing good conditions for shorebirds, herons, etc.; but diversity low. Weather clear, sunny, windy, relatively warm.
19 species

Canada Goose 300
Mute Swan 6
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 40
Northern Pintail 3
Green-winged Teal 6
Pied-billed Grebe 8
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 4
American Coot 20
Killdeer 5
Ring-billed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15
Northern Flicker 1
American Robin 3
European Starling 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186889



Indiana Dunes NL--LONG LAKE, Porter, Indiana, US
Sep 11, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. We scoped Long Lake, then explored some woodland back to west near entrance station.
27 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 56 half-hidden in the "lily pads"
Green-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 20
Great Blue Heron 2
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 15
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186958





Tuesday, Sep 12. Birding: Michigan City Harbor, Mt Baldy trail, Beverly Shores, Great Marsh Trail, Kemil Road, Michigan City Harbor. We added 2 warbler species today (Yellow-rumped, Northern Waterthrush), to reach 25 cumulative species.



Indiana Dunes NL--Mt. Baldy, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Sep 12, 2017 8:50 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Parking lot, and Mt Baldy Beach Trail (oak woods). Sunny, clear, light wind.
17 species

Eastern Screech-Owl 1 calling bird, gray-phase, spotted by Alan in thicket
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 5
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Swainson's Thrush 3
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Scarlet Tanager 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39192856

Indiana Dunes NLGREAT MARSH TRAIL, Porter, Indiana, US
Sep 12, 2017 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. After picnic, took a long slow walk on this trail, exploring all side trails; ended up at observation deck by pond, then back along road. Warm weather, light wind.
45 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 14
Mallard 12
Green-winged Teal 16
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Eastern Bluebird 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 12
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 15 much fruit in trail side shrubs
European Starling 100 flycatching from snags - seemed like one or a few was on every snag
Northern Waterthrush 4 chipping
Common Yellowthroat 8
Cape May Warbler 1 flycatching repeatedly near ground
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 3
White-crowned Sparrow 2 immatures; in densely-stemmed large shrub by trail, with Lincoln's Sparrow
Song Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 10
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39193671





MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Sep 12, 2017 5:10 PM - 6:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Warm day, but wind picked up in afternoon and was about 10 mph NE during these observations. We briefly scoped the gulls on beach, then noticed terns flying offshore and walked out to lighthouse to improve chances of close views. Waves were crashing on the walkway and often splashing water over the wall, but in a minor way compared to windier days.
7 species (+1 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant 10
Sanderling 7 on walkway to lighthouse and especially around lighthouse itself (at our feet), plus a few visible on breakwater
Ring-billed Gull 250
Herring Gull 60
Caspian Tern 2
Common Tern 6 a few adults and juveniles seen well, perched on breakwater, and in flight around us at lighthouse. One juvenile begged for food from adult, while perched on breakwater and again dropping to water and floating; it opened its beak and called, and the adult dropped down in flight to put something in its bill. Some red on juvenile's bill. two-syllable call, kee-arrr, heard a few times. Adult had dark carpal bar on leading edge of inner wing, and dark wedge on primaries.


Forster's Tern 50 the Sterna flock that foraged between lighthouse, breakwater, and shoreline at Nipsco station featured this species in the majority. Adults in breeding plumage (or transitioning out of it), with more black on head, and many in non-breeding plumage with black ear patch and a largely white rear of head. Also juveniles with brown or gray caps, napes. Wings mainly white, no pronounced dark areas. Calling heard when near us, single-syllable shrieks in series.


Common/Forster's Tern 1450 for over an hour, terns flew along shore, most moving steadily from west to east; some relatively near shore, but most well beyond lighthouse; many plunge-diving as they went. Numbers estimated by Alan based on an average count of 62 per minute, continuing for 24 minutes (62 birds/min * 24 minutes = 1,488 birds). Some birds (scores) circled back and began foraging near lighthouse, toward shore from the harbor breakwater, and continued here for 40 minutes or so. Small groups landed and rested on breakwater for 5 minutes or so. Our impression was the majority were Forster's, but some Common also present.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39194277






Wednesday, Sep 13. Birding: Dunes SP (aborted), Wolf Lake-Forsythe Park, Hammond Sanctuary, 129th St Wetlands, Grant St. Marsh, Griffith Monk Parakeet spot.



It was raining at dawn so we took our time at breakfast, then drove to the Observation Tower in Dunes SP, hoping for a double whammy of Parasitic Jaeger and warblers. But skies were fully overcast, and it mostly drizzled or rained for the next 45 minutes. We decided to try our luck further west. It was a good move weather-wise, as we avoided rain for most of the rest of day.



We added no new warbler species today, so finished at 25 species for the trip. The missed species that would be seasonally expected this week are Mourning, Connecticut and Canada warblers. A Hooded Warbler was also reported at the lakefront this week.



LAKEFRONT PARK AND SANCTUARY, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. (Met Matt Beatty, Leland and Thaddeus Schaum, Carolyn Marsh.) East wind 5-10 mph. Misty, overcast, warm.
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 unusual individual with white tail (photo)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 12
House Wren 1
Winter Wren 1 seen, heard by Alan Bruner only
Veery 2
Swainson's Thrush 10
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 10
Ovenbird 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 6
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 female
Palm Warbler 20
Wilson's Warbler 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 20



GRANT ST. MARSH, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Walked levee on southeast, south sides.
31 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 30
Northern Shoveler 4
Mallard 4
teal sp. 5
Pied-billed Grebe 10
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Egret 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 flew by parking lot
Sora 5 3 calling, 2 seen
Common Gallinule 11 one group of 2 adults, 6 juveniles; another of 2 adults, 1 juvenile
American Coot 40 in one flock; moved from hiding in cattails out into open of small sub-pond
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Ring-billed Gull 9
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1
Mourning Dove 3
Common Nighthawk 36 foraging, flying generally westward
Chimney Swift 20
large falcon sp. 1 perched about 1 mile distant to west in snag, then flew; brownish; probably a Peregrine
Barn Swallow 2
Marsh Wren 2 singing weakly but persistently in cattails near levee, south side
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Palm Warbler 10 along levee road (in road and adjacent grass), and on chain link fence surrounding metal structures
Savannah Sparrow 4 on levee road; seen well
Song Sparrow 1 song heard
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 in a muddy gap between cattails
Swamp Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 150 flocks in flight, and 50 roosting in reed canary-grass

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39194741



NIPSCO Griffith Power Substation, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Parked at sub-station, looked for parakeets.
4 species

Mourning Dove 3
American Kestrel 2
Monk Parakeet 2 located by calls; pair perched on roadside wire northeast of substation, then flew to crabapple tree in front yard of house on Kennedy, ate apples. One nest noted in substation power structure.
Blue Jay 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39194823




 

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Date: 9/17/17 8:49 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Shades SP, Celery Bog, Pine Creek, Willow Slough, LaSalle FWA - two days of birding
Alan Bruner and I birded our way northward to Lake Michigan Sep 9-10, then spent 3 days birding the Lakefront. Mike Brattain joined us for 3 days. Highlights included a Western Sandpiper at Wolf Lake, 25 warbler species and 452 individuals, a Forsters/Common Tern flight of 1500 birds at Michigan City, and 151 species overall plus Chandeleur Gull. Some representative eBird lists are attached to this post (days 1 and 2, Shades SP to LaSalle FWA) and the next (Lakefront sites).



SATURDAY, SEP 9, 2017. Lake Waveland, Shades SP, Celery Bog, Mulvey Pond, Pine Creek Gamebird Habitat Area. By end of day, our warbler count was 18 species.



Shades SP (Montgomery Co.), Montgomery, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birded three areas near (within 1 mile of) main southeast entrance to state park, where fees are collected. Pine stands, shrubbery, mixed forest, trails, some dense fields.
40 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1 soaring near maintenance yard
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 called in response to recording
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Empidonax sp. 1
White-eyed Vireo 5
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 21
Blue Jay 12
Carolina Chickadee 21
Tufted Titmouse 14
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 26
Gray Catbird 8
Brown Thrasher 2
Ovenbird 3
Tennessee Warbler 9
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 11
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 9
Prairie Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39182896


CELERY BOG NATURE AREA, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 1:50 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walked most of trail system, to north end of lake/wetland, along west edge of forest on return south, then along southeast side of wetland. It took perhaps an hour to find a flock of warblers, but for the next 1.5 hours we had plenty, a wave (15 species, 65 individuals). Met Peter D. birding.
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 200
Mute Swan 4 adults
Wood Duck 90
Northern Shoveler 3
Mallard 20
Green-winged Teal 4
Pied-billed Grebe 8
Double-crested Cormorant 32
Great Blue Heron 6
Green Heron 6
Turkey Vulture 4
Osprey 2 one flies from snag carrying fish
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 10
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 6
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 6
American Robin 1
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 12
Ovenbird 2
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 6
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 15
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 7
Wilson's Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39183124


PINE CREEK GAMEBIRD HABITAT AREA, Benton, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 6:20 PM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner. Hiked from hilltop parking lot north and downhill to wide basin of marsh, upland veg., and mudflats with a little water running in the creek that drains the area. Temp 68 deg F, calm, sunny (sunset). With so many Killdeer, Pectorals and Snipe, we hoped for more shorebird diversity, but could find only 6 species.
27 species

Wood Duck 10
Blue-winged Teal 50
Mallard 5
Green-winged Teal 20
Great Blue Heron 6
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sora 2
Killdeer 150
Least Sandpiper 10
Pectoral Sandpiper 150
Wilson's Snipe 50
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Mourning Dove 30
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Kestrel 2 on roads near site
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Robin 5
European Starling 500
Common Yellowthroat 1
Vesper Sparrow 1 en route, a few miles east, flushed from road
Bobolink 2 flushed from marsh, gave "bink" call; yellow non-breeding plumage
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186065


SUNDAY, Sep 10. Birding: Willow Slough FWA, LaSalle FWA. We added 1 warbler species today (Pine), to reach 19 species.



WILLOW SLOUGH FWA, Newton, Indiana, US
Sep 10, 2017 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain. Began at Murphy Lake (headquarters parking lot), birded along west side of lake and into woods there, the trees catching morning light, plenty of birds. Worked west down a trail that bordered a drainage ditch, then returned to car. Drove north to a unit on northwest side (possibly Salisbury, or near there), then north and east to the Patrol Road that comes down to marshes from north. Returned to Murphy lake. Weather: cool to begin (55 deg F), clear, sunny, warmed up to be hot by midday.
74 species

Canada Goose 20
Pied-billed Grebe 15
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 9
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 13
American Coot 130 one tight flock on JC Murphy Lake, on water near cattails
Sandhill Crane 7
Killdeer 26
Mourning Dove 10
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Chimney Swift 12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 45 in patches of jewelweed
Belted Kingfisher 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker 12
Downy Woodpecker 19
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Merlin 1 perched at dawn on prominent snag overlooking Murphy Lake on west side; observed for 10 minutes, then it flew (photo)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 12
Acadian Flycatcher 1 whit call heard in woods; bird not seen
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 7
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 10
Blue Jay 55
American Crow 7
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 14
White-breasted Nuthatch 15
House Wren 4
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 10
American Robin 64
Gray Catbird 12
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 22
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Tennessee Warbler 35
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 7
Cape May Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 10
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2 seen by Alan only
Black-throated Green Warbler 13
Wilson's Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 5 4 juveniles and a female-type adult (one group)
Red-winged Blackbird 400
Common Grackle 19
American Goldfinch 19

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186439


LASALLE FISH & WILDLIFE AREA, Newton, Indiana, US
Sep 10, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Alan Bruner, Mike Brattain.
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 8
Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 1
Killdeer 8
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 5
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 in pine stand
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 4
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 8
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Common Grackle 300
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39186509



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Date: 9/16/17 3:32 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (16-Sep-17) White-rumped Sandpipers
Today (16-Sep-17) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, and Lynn Vernon, were joined by Adam and Sarah Wilson as we birded the lakefront.

The day was sunny and warm. We logged a very disappointing eight warblers for the day, about half of the expected number for this date. However, we compensated with a better than average thirteen shorebird species, including White-rumped Sandpipers.

—GEORGE LAKE (met Kristin Stratton)
Mallard,8
Northern Pintail,1
Pied-billed Grebe,4
Great Blue Heron,2
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1
Green Heron,1 juv
Black-bellied Plover,1 juv
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv

—FORSYTHE PARK & ADJACENT WOLF LAKE (with Michael Topp)
Black-crowned Night-Heron,7
Cooper’s Hawk,2 adults chasing a squirrel
Black-bellied Plover,2 juvs
Semipalmated Plover,29 juv
Killdeer,15
Least Sandpiper,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,22
White-rumped Sandpiper,5 adults- this is the lakefront’s largest count of fall adults
Eastern Phoebe,1
Palm Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,5

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (with Matt Beatty & Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,80
Cooper’s Hawk,1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Northern Flicker,2
American Kestrel,1
House Wren,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,4
Gray Catbird,6
Cedar Waxwing,2
Nashville Warbler,2
Magnolia Warbler,2- including a 1st-cycle fem
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Black-throated Green Warbler,1 adult male
Palm Warbler,5
Blackpoll Warbler,15
Black-and-white Warbler,2 including an adult female
American Redstart,2 1st–cycle females
Lincoln’s Sparrow,1
Swamp Sparrow,3

—129th STREET WETLAND
Killdeer,2
Least Sandpiper,5 juvs
Marsh Wren,1 call notes
Song Sparrow,3

—CARLSON OXBOW PARK
Mallard,20
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1 juv
Greater Yellowlegs,1 juv
Lesser Yellowlegs,7 Juvs
Solitary Sandpiper,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Stilt Sandpiper,3 molting juvs
American Kestrel,1

—MILLER BEACH
Double-crested Cormorant,4
Cooper’s Hawk,1
Red-tailed Hawk,3
Horned Grebes,2 basic plumage
Chimney Swift,12

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Double-crested Cormorant,8
Sanderling,3 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1
Herring Gull,80 est.
Chandeleur Gull,1 continuing adult
Common Tern,11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 9/16/17 10:39 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-throated Blue Warbler, Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Sep 16, 2017
Sycamore Audubon Society had a field trip this morning to look for fall migrants at the Purdue Wildlife Area, which is a mix of woodlands, marsh and open country in western Tippecanoe County. While the number of warbler species was low, we were pleased with a nice adult male Black-throated Blue Warbler. We also had my first-of-the-fall Red-breasted Nuthatch and a sizable number of Brown Thrashers (most of which were in one spot and therefore were probably a small migrant flock). A female-plumaged Indigo Bunting was "getting kinda late" while a Savannah Sparrow treed up overlooking one of the marshes was in an unusual habitat for that species.

Barny
<Misner13...>

Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Sep 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
34 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 75
Blue-winged Teal 2
Mallard 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 3
White-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
swallow sp. 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Gray Catbird 10
Brown Thrasher 7
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 10
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
American Redstart 4
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Date: 9/15/17 2:28 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 6 Great Egret Jackson County
1200 north and US 31, 6 Great Egret fishing. Got one action photo, see
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/37106289541

Dan Kaiser
 

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Date: 9/15/17 6:49 am
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Great Horned Owl, SW Monroe Co
Heard a Great Horned Owl this morning.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co



Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 15, 2017 6:50 AM

Great Horned Owl 1 (from southwest of house; repeated "hoo-h’HOO-hoo-hoo" frequently while I was outside between 6:50 and 7:10am)

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Date: 9/14/17 11:23 am
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Shorebird Farm Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-plovers still present
The flock was out of the hay field and down to the wet mudflat at 2 pm.
The buffie is easy to miss even at close range as it blends in so well and amongst so many Killdeer. It likes the puddle edges when there-otherwise all the birds go far off into the grass and are very hard to see.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 9/14/17 5:19 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon - Sep 13
From our deck yesterday evening, we recorded 48 species, including 10 shorebird species, highlights of which were 5 Stilt Sandpipers. There were also 5 Caspian Terns present.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 3
Blue-winged Teal 18
Northern Shoveler 1 - our first of the fall
Mallard 8

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 4

Turkey Vulture 23
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 17
Stilt Sandpiper 5
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 2
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 24
Ring-billed Gull 3
Caspian Tern 5

Mourning Dove 1

Chimney Swift 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Belted Kingfisher 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 11
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 45
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
European Starling 30
Tennessee Warbler 3
Northern Parula 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 7
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 150
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 8

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Date: 9/13/17 7:44 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits white-rumped sandpipers long-billed dowitchers
Gary Langell and I found 19 shorebird species from 961 individuals at Goose Pond FWA today. The most numerous species were pectoral sandpiper (259), lesser yellowlegs (218), killdeer (153), and stilt sandpiper (114). Highlights were 4 plover species (esp. adult black-bellied and golden-plovers), 2 Hudsonian godwits (could one or both be the same adult(s) staging since Aug 27 or 30?), a juvenile dunlin, 4 Baird's sandpipers, 22 adult white-rumped sandpipers, a buff-breasted sandpiper, and 2 adult long-billed dowitchers.


A note that we did most of our survey before teal and goose hunting began at 11:30 AM today, and the remainder of our survey only in units without waterfowl hunters (thus we did not survey GP4 today). Wednesdays are the only day during waterfowl season that have this delayed start. Hunting ends at noon Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. The current teal season goes until Sept 24 and this goose season until Sept 17. Then the next waterfowl hunting doesn't begin until youth weekend Oct 21. Anytime you're planning a trip, I recommend checking the DNR website or calling the DNR office to learn more about hunting that might be going on when you visit.


Goose Pond FWA home page:

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3094.htm


Waterfowl seasons (GPFWA is in central zone):

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3569.htm



Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 8:02 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; L Viewing shorebirds from the east levee. As on many other trips this fall, there were three main areas of shorebird concentration. The first is at 38.965836, -87.162265 The second, which held one of the HUGO today, is at 38.970975, -87.164991 And the third location, which held the second HUGO today, is just south of the double ditches at 38.977401, -87.169935 For the first time this fall, there were good numbers of shorebirds in the north part of the unit (mostly yellowlegs but also some PESA and a single WRSA)
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 26
Blue-winged Teal 112
Northern Shoveler 10
Double-crested Cormorant 11
American White Pelican 120
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 36
Great Egret 118
Black-crowned Night-Heron 5 four adults and one second year
Cooper's Hawk 1
Sora 1
Black-bellied Plover 1 Exact count; adult in mostly alternate plumage
American Golden-Plover 11 Exact count; 2 flyovers not aged, 4 juvenile; 5 adults still in mostly alternate plumage
Semipalmated Plover 21 Exact count;
Killdeer 80 Exact count;
Hudsonian Godwit 2 Exact count; 2 mostly basic adults. Could be same birds continuing since August 27 or 30. Photos
Stilt Sandpiper 112 Exact count;
Dunlin 1 Exact count; juvenile transitioning into basic; possibly same bird continuing from last week. Today was associating with WRSA
Baird's Sandpiper 2 Exact count; juvs
Least Sandpiper 66 Exact count;
White-rumped Sandpiper 20 Exact count; all adults. Larger than LESA and SESA, smaller than PESA, grayish overall, most birds mostly in basic and very dull. Attenuated shape, long primary projection, some streaking on flanks, short down curved black bill with red spot on lower mandible (not seen on all birds), white rumps viewed in flight on some birds. Photos
Pectoral Sandpiper 242 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 16 Exact count;
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 basic adult, very plain gray overall, round shape, upperparts plain gray without light fringes on feathers, solid gray tertials, gray breast, wide smudgy barring on flanks which contrasted with more defined white/black barring in undertail. Photos
Wilson's Snipe 7 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 14 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 178 Exact count;
Chimney Swift 5
American Crow 1
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 300
Barn Swallow 30
swallow sp. 5
Gray Catbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39167335

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 7:17 AM - 8:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; N
24 species

Canada Goose 61
Wood Duck 97
Blue-winged Teal 60
Northern Shoveler 4
Mallard 95
American Black Duck 1
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 90 Flying over MPW
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot 20
Killdeer 15 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Exact count;
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39167089

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 10:40 AM - 10:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; H
11 species

Wood Duck 4
Mallard 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
American White Pelican 75
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Great Egret 7
Killdeer 10 Exact count;
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Exact count; adult
Greater Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;
American Crow 9

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39167071

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West south bridge (CR1200W), Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: From bridge working the ditch line to south
21 species

Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 7
Bobolink 2
Red-winged Blackbird 25
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 12:14 PM - 12:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; L Finally found a BBSA in this unit that has been looking perfect for them all fall!
20 species

Wood Duck 50
Blue-winged Teal 40
Mallard 6
Green-winged Teal 12
Northern Bobwhite 6
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
American Golden-Plover 2 Exact count; Juveniles
Killdeer 23 Exact count;
Stilt Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Baird's Sandpiper 2 Exact count; juveniles
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 exact count
Wilson's Snipe 2 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;
Eastern Phoebe 1
Tree Swallow 15
Barn Swallow 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Field Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39167026

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 12:47 PM - 1:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H;
19 species

Wood Duck 4
American White Pelican 31
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 12
Great Egret 47
Green Heron 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 4 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 8 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;
Mourning Dove 1
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 28
Barn Swallow 2
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Field Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39167687

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 3:55 PM - 4:39 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n
17 species

Blue-winged Teal 3
Green-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 21
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 3
White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Transitional adult
Pectoral Sandpiper 15
Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Basic adult
Wilson's Snipe 4
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 11
Lesser Yellowlegs 28
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
European Starling 8
Red-winged Blackbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39164954

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
<akearns...><http://mc/compose?to=<akearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

 

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Date: 9/13/17 5:13 pm
From: David Starrett <StarrettDA...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting
Given the pelagic sightings related to Irma far inland and with Irma's path, it isn't impossible that it WAS a tropic bird.


Dave


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
David Starrett
Columbia, MO
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From: MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:06 AM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting


Got a couple of quick queries about where the bird was in Indianapolis. I was at the corner of Kessler and Lafayette Road in the near-northwest side of Indianapolis. The bird was flying in the direction of downtown Indianapolis. Only other thing I recall about the bird was long wings for the size of the bird.

On September 13, 2017 at 9:58 AM MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...> wrote:


Driving to work just now (Indianapolis), I saw a single bird flying overhead--mostly white, maybe size of a small egret or a gull--but I'm really bad at estimatings sizes. Most distinguishing feature was very long, ribbon-like tail feathers that undulated in the wind as the bird flew (not held in place like normal tail feathers). Reminded me of a tropicbird's tail. From in my car (no binocs or camera) and only the length of a red light to view it, that's all that registered.


I know I cannot get a definitive ID from just this description, but I'm very curious about what the bird may be. I am hoping someone on this forum might have answers to what kinds of birds (migrants probably) would be seen around here with those very long ribbon-like tailfeathers.


Thanks for any insight you can provide,

Margaret Bauer

 

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Date: 9/13/17 1:33 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 13, 2017



----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...>
To: <lafan2018...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:48 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 13, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    2:00 pm count at feeder station included
38 species

Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  8
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  4
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  14
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  12
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  4    3 male 1 female
Bay-breasted Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  5
Palm Warbler  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  10
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  20
House Sparrow  38

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Date: 9/13/17 7:06 am
From: MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting
Got a couple of quick queries about where the bird was in Indianapolis. I was at the corner of Kessler and Lafayette Road in the near-northwest side of Indianapolis. The bird was flying in the direction of downtown Indianapolis. Only other thing I recall about the bird was long wings for the size of the bird.

> On September 13, 2017 at 9:58 AM MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...> wrote:
>
>
> Driving to work just now (Indianapolis), I saw a single bird flying overhead--mostly white, maybe size of a small egret or a gull--but I'm really bad at estimatings sizes. Most distinguishing feature was very long, ribbon-like tail feathers that undulated in the wind as the bird flew (not held in place like normal tail feathers). Reminded me of a tropicbird's tail. From in my car (no binocs or camera) and only the length of a red light to view it, that's all that registered.
>
>
> I know I cannot get a definitive ID from just this description, but I'm very curious about what the bird may be. I am hoping someone on this forum might have answers to what kinds of birds (migrants probably) would be seen around here with those very long ribbon-like tailfeathers.
>
>
> Thanks for any insight you can provide,
>
> Margaret Bauer
>

 

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Date: 9/13/17 6:58 am
From: MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] odd incidental bird sighting
Driving to work just now (Indianapolis), I saw a single bird flying overhead--mostly white, maybe size of a small egret or a gull--but I'm really bad at estimatings sizes. Most distinguishing feature was very long, ribbon-like tail feathers that undulated in the wind as the bird flew (not held in place like normal tail feathers). Reminded me of a tropicbird's tail. From in my car (no binocs or camera) and only the length of a red light to view it, that's all that registered.


I know I cannot get a definitive ID from just this description, but I'm very curious about what the bird may be. I am hoping someone on this forum might have answers to what kinds of birds (migrants probably) would be seen around here with those very long ribbon-like tailfeathers.


Thanks for any insight you can provide,

Margaret Bauer

 

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Date: 9/12/17 9:17 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
I spent about 1.5 hours at the west end this afternoon. A beautiful day to be out. I hoped for a little more variety in shorebirds.



Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 77 F, partly cloudy, light wind
20 species

Blue-winged Teal 5
Mallard 55
Green-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 8
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 9
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 15
Ring-billed Gull 28
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
American Crow 2
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 5
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 3
European Starling 110
Red-winged Blackbird 50
American Goldfinch 2

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:47 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon shorebirds - Sep 12 - White-r. Sandpipers
With a water draw-down on Lk. Lemon, some shorebird habitat has been created adjacent to the channel. This evening, we had 7 shorebird species from the deck, including a Stilt Sandpiper and 7 White-rumped Sandpipers (all adults). We took kayaks out to get a closer look at the White-rumps and Susan got some diagnostic photos.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 4
Blue-winged Teal 5
Mallard 14

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 3

Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 3

Turkey Vulture 22
Osprey 1

Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 7
Stilt Sandpiper 1
White-rumped Sandpiper 7 ads.
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 juv.
Lesser Yellowlegs 3

Mourning Dove 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 50
Song Sparrow 7
Red-winged Blackbird 100
American Goldfinch 8

 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:15 pm
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake County locations - 9/12
  I birded a handful of Northwest Indiana locations today. Istarted at Wolf Lake/Forsythe Park where I was able to see the WesternSandpiper that was reported the day before. It was mixed in with a good numberof Semipalmated Plovers and Sandpipers. Next, I headed to Whiting Park where Ifound zero migrants. After that, I headed to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary wherethings were quiet overall, but I did find a patch of warblers about halfwaythrough the sanctuary; just before the opening with the concrete benches. Ithen checked out Lake George, which has some excellent shorebird habitat due tothe lack of rain. However, I found only a few shorebirds. Lastly, I checked outthe 129th Street Wetland Mitigation Area of Wolf Lake, but the onlyshorebirds that I found where Killdeer. Below are some highlights.
Matt Kalwasinski WolfLake--Forsythe Park, Lake, Indiana, US Green-winged Teal  9Snowy Egret  1    Black-crowned Night-Heron  2Semipalmated Plover  25Killdeer  4Least Sandpiper  1Pectoral Sandpiper  1Semipalmated Sandpiper  17Western Sandpiper  1    Bonaparte's Gull  2Eastern Wood-Pewee  1Eastern Phoebe  1Nashville Warbler  1American Redstart  1Blackpoll Warbler  1 WhitingParkI could not find one single migrant. Extremely quiet  LakefrontPark and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US Swainson's Thrush  3Black-and-white Warbler  1Nashville Warbler  2Connecticut Warbler  1Hooded Warbler  1American Redstart  1Bay-breasted Warbler  2 LakeGeorge, Whiting, Lake, Indiana, USSep 12, 2017 12:40 PM - 1:13 PM Killdeer  5Semipalmated Sandpiper  1 129th Street WetlandAreaThe onlyshorebirds that I found where 9 Killdeer
 

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Date: 9/12/17 2:23 pm
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Irma birds (no sightings)
Thanks, Jeff. An interesting article.

Gary Bowman
Vincennes

At 04:11 PM 9/12/2017 -0400, Jeff McCoy wrote:
>For those interested in the sightings of tropical seabirds deposited by the remnants of Hurricane Irma as it tracks into the interior...
>
>http://birdcast.info/forecast/hurricane-irmas-impact-on-birds/
>
>Scroll down for a map of real time reports.
>
>--
>Jeff McCoy
>Columbia City, Indiana


 

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Date: 9/12/17 1:11 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Irma birds (no sightings)
For those interested in the sightings of tropical seabirds deposited by the remnants of Hurricane Irma as it tracks into the interior...

http://birdcast.info/forecast/hurricane-irmas-impact-on-birds/

Scroll down for a map of real time reports.

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:44 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Revised sighting
I am told that the Great Black-backed Gull I reported at Michigan City harbor was almost certainly a Kelp x Herring hybrid.


Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 9/12/17 6:23 am
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Forsythe Park/ Wolf Lake - WESA present 9/12
As of 8:20 am local time, the Western sandpiper that was originally found by Peter Scott yesterday at Forsythe Park/wolf lake is still present this morning. The bird is moving around with a number of semipalmated sandpipers and semipalmated plovers within the vegetation on an island.

The birds are on the far western island just north of the ball fields.

Matt Kalwasinski

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Date: 9/11/17 4:46 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Buff-breasted Sandpiper continues
The bird was on the mudflat at the same time as last evening: 5:30 pm. People missed it at 4 pm. There was apparently a farm dog chasing the birds. There is also a kid on a dirt bike who rides after school but not near the mudflat. There were Killdeer, Yellowlegs and a Pectoral.
Also check the pond north just across the RR.
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Date: 9/11/17 1:30 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Tribute to Rodger Rang
Indiana lost another superb birder on September 9, when Rodger Rang passed away due to cancer. Despite Rodger's prowess as a birder, even some long-time Hoosier birders were not very familiar with him. Rodger did not bird away from northeast Indiana very often and typically did not even leave Allen County. He was very content to bird locally as that allowed him more time to spend with his family. Occasionally, he did bird elsewhere in the state and he birded a number of times out of state with his mentor, Jim Haw, and others from the Fort Wayne area. 
Rodger was one of the best birding by ear people I have known. As a new birder in Fort Wayne in the 1990's, I was impressed that Rodger could identify every song and call note. It was a pleasure birding with him at Fox Island County Park in my early days as a birder. Just by birding with him, Rodger taught me about bird vocalizations and migration timing. After I moved to Indianapolis in 1998, I did not see Rodger nearly as often but we kept in touch through occasional emails. I did see him at the annual Fort Wayne Christmas Bird Count that I attended for several yeas after I moved. In 2014, I oversaw the bird taxon for a biodiversity survey at Eagle Marsh in Fort Wayne. I was pleased that Rodger participated since he knew the property very well and was such an accomplished birder. 
I am certain I met Rodger before I became a birder but my memory is fuzzy. I think he came to our house when I was college-aged when my mom invited co-workers to the house for dinner and probably swimming. In the small world that is life, Rodger worked in the laboratory at Lutheran Hospital with my mom for 30+ years (Cynthia Powers also worked with my mom and Rodger at the hospital.) 
Affable is probably the word that best describes Rodger. He was easy to talk to, a pleasure to bird with, and nice to everyone. Below is a tribute that Rodger wrote for Jim Haw in January 2017, after Jim's passing. I think it provides a better glimpse of Rodger as a person and a birder than I could write. 
Rodger was taken much too early. I already miss seeing his bird reports from Eagle Marsh and other sites. Ted Heemstra, Jim Haw, and now, Rodger Rang - pillars of the northeast Indiana birding community - all gone within the last 16 months. Great memories of each but profound sadness they are gone. 

Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com




On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Rodger Rang<rrang...> wrote:[IN-BIRD-L] Jim Haw-- History Teacher, Birding Mentor, Birding Friend
I met Jim Haw for the first time in 1980, before I was a "birder"...or even a "bird watcher".  I was finishing up my B.S. in biology at IPFW and had filled one of my last elective slots with a U.S. History course he was teaching that semester.  I sat next to a fellow biology major, a self-proclaimed birder, and before class, Jim would often initiate conversation with her about which, where, and when birds were being seen and by whom.  Of course, the bird names meant nothing to me at the time, nor did the observer names he likely mentioned.  (I can only imagine now that those names included the likes of Ken Brock, Ed Hopkins, and, closer to home, Jeff Moore, Doug Rood, Sandy Schacht, and Ted Heemstra.)  But, despite my total ignorance of the "hobby" and its enthusiasts, it was very obvious to me at the time that Jim was very passionate about it.  Not surprising now, that passion seemed to grow as that spring semester-- and that spring migration--progressed through April and May.
I worked for one of my ecology profs that following summer, and that same fellow biology major would point out all the summering birds our group would encounter as we sampled ponds scattered across NE Indiana.  Perhaps it was the killer looks at a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak that triggered my interest, but I found myself attending the occasional Stockbridge Audubon field trip not long afterward.  It was on those where I experienced not only again Jim Haw's passion for birding, but also his extensive knowledge, his amazing talent, and his incredible patience and generosity in mentoring new birders, myself and many others included.  Even as our skills and confidence grew, Jim was always available to provide some perspective and some encouragement in helping us with our various birding conundrums.  But, too, he was often eager to know what others, beginner or not, thought about certain topics, whether it be discussion of an ID, or what birding stop to try next, or even whether it was time for lunch.
Through those field trips, as well as through other special birding activities like CBCs, May Day Counts, and Breeding Bird Surveys, many of us grew close enough over the years that we started going on extended birding trips together.  Jim was always the planner.  Though he always invited input from the group as to where and when we wanted to go and what birds or places we wanted to see, Jim always planned the specifics, the gritty details that make a rough idea become a pleasant memory.  Because of him, I saw many corners of the country, many incredible places, and so many amazing birds that I would never have seen otherwise. 
And what great times, so deeply ingrained in my mind.  The skunk that we couldn't get our vehicle around as it wobbled down the road ahead of us as we descended a slope at Cave Creek Canyon.  The Elf Owl one night in south Texas that flew through our vehicle's barely opened window to end up on the dash.  The list of rarities that we got on another Texas trip, where we went five-for-five on the potential group lifers (tough to do in a week when most of your group has life lists in the mid-700s).  The silly trip songs that Jim would write (cute) and then attempt to sing (hilarious).  Even at the end of a day, when the group was tired, grimy, and hungry, laughter was never more than tortured pun, of which Jim reigned supreme, away.
I'm sure many other members of the birding community have their own stories of how Jim affected their lives, as well as their own special memories of their experiences with him.  But, as for me, let me just end simply with:
Jim, I will miss your expertise, your leadership, your dry wit, your friendship.  And maybe someday I will even miss your singing.
Rest in peace,
Rodger



 

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Date: 9/11/17 12:09 pm
From: Sue and Ted Ulrich <sueandtedulrich...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Canada Warbler
A Canada Warbler surprised me yesterday afternoon while I was working in the kitchen. It landed on our winder shelf feeder which has sunflower seed and bread pieces. Guess it was checking out the bird activity to see what was going on.


Susan Ulrich,
Warren Township, Warren County

 

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Date: 9/11/17 10:31 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Western Sand piper, Forsythe park, lake co.

1 western with several Semis, on island at north end of park near entrance


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Date: 9/11/17 6:19 am
From: Yahoo <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy egret
11 Sept. 2017 - At 8 am the Snowy Egret is present at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake. I wonder if Oxbow is showing a snowy this am.
Carolyn Marsh, Whiting

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Date: 9/10/17 6:45 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Monroe Co: Red-headed Woodpecker, Golden-winged Warbler, owls, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, etc.
All birds were seen/heard around my property unless otherwise noted.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

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Sep 10, 2017
Comments: Several warblers this morning bouncing around in the giant ragweed and willows in the pasture south of house.

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (adult)
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 4

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Sep 9, 2017

Canada Goose 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 20
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (immature)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 3
Tennessee Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 4

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Sep 8, 2017

Canada Goose 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 24
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 7
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (immature)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 2

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Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Sep 8, 2017

Turkey Vulture 10
American Kestrel 3

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Sep 4, 2017

Great Blue Heron 1
Mourning Dove 3
Barred Owl 1 (heard Barred Owl shout out between 6 and 6:30pm and again at 7:20pm, SW of house)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Northern Cardinal 2

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Sep 2, 2017

Canada Goose 22
Wild Turkey 10
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 26
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 22
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray Catbird 2
Tennessee Warbler 2 (in giant ragweed)
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Scarlet Tanager 2 (male in winter plumage)
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 3

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Aug 31, 2017

Belted Kingfisher 1

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Aug 27, 2017

Wild Turkey 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 16
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
American Crow 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 7
House Finch 11
American Goldfinch 3

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Aug 26, 2017

Wild Turkey 11

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Aug 18, 2017

Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (immature)

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Aug 13, 2017

Canada Goose 1
Wild Turkey 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 10
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 12
American Goldfinch 4

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Aug 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Jack Haddan and I walked and birded along Snow Rd. between Thacker Rd. and Lee Phillips Rd. and back (SW Monroe Co).

Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 13
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Meadowlark 2
American Goldfinch 1

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Aug 11, 2017

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1

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Aug 10, 2017 7:30 PM

Barred Owl 2 (vocalizing; one from SW, one from NE)

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Aug 4, 2017 9:30 PM

Eastern Screech-Owl 1

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Aug 3, 2017

Barred Owl 1 (early evening)

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Aug 12, 2017 9:15 PM

Barred Owl 1

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Aug 12, 2017

Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 19
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 17
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray Catbird 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 7
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 2

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Jul 29, 2017

Turkey Vulture 3
Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 26
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Orchard Oriole 1
House Finch 11
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1

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Jul 23, 2017

Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 21
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 15
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 9/10/17 3:58 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - nighthawk, Balt Oriole, juv. sparrows
Birding on Sunday morning at Fort Harrison State Park, Indy, turned up 57 species. The bird walk got off to a quick start with awesome looks at a perched Common Nighthawk and a number of warblers and vireos at the edge of Delaware Lake parking lot. An adult male Baltimore Oriole, dozens of waxwings, and side by side views of juvenile Chipping and Field Sparrows were some additional highlights. Below is my complete list most of which was seen during the bird walk. But, I did have several species on my own before the walk.
Canada Goose  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  13
Mourning Dove  5
Common Nighthawk  1
Chimney Swift  8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  8
Eastern Phoebe  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  5
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  17
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  5
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  6
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  30
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  35
Gray Catbird  9
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  75
Northern Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  5
Nashville Warbler  1
American Redstart  9
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  5
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  6
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  14
Indigo Bunting  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  45
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39104562
There will be a bird walk each Sunday in September and October at Fort Harrison State Park. Meet at 8am at the Delaware Lake parking lot (NE corner). 
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 9/10/17 3:43 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kosicusko Co. Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden-Plovers
I had nearly given up hope for finding my targeted buffie at this site, as it has nearly dried up and it is getting late in the season for the species.  However, the owner mowed the entire 100 acre grass field this weekend, creating short grass habitat.  
At 6: 15 pm, after scanning the grass fields and mudflat from 3 points along 400 E., I decided to have one last scan 1/2 mile or more northwest of the mudflat.  Watching Killdeer fly, I noticed a smaller, light-colored bird fly all the way in to the mudflat and it was a Buffie-a new county bird that completes the list of unusual species found at this site.  
I also saw 2 American Golden-Plovers flying and feeding with the Killdeer in the grassy field-well to the Northwest of the mudflat and road. 

John Kendall
Warsaw

photos of the Buff-breasted &  more:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/



 

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Date: 9/10/17 3:03 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] ECP Bird Hike

The Eagle Creek Sunday morning bird hike identified 90 species today. The list is as follows:





Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Broad-winged Hawk



Killdeer



Spotted Sandpiper



Solitary Sandpiper



Greater Yellowlegs



Lesser Yellowlegs



Pectoral Sandpiper



Stilt Sandpiper



Ring-billed Gull



Laughing gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Belted Kingfisher



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Alder Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Philadelphia Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Horned Lark



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Veery



Gray-cheeked Thrush



Swainson's Thrush



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Tennessee Warbler



Nashville Warbler



Northern Parula



Chestnut-sided Warbler



Magnolia Warbler



Cape May Warbler



Black-throated Blue Warbler



Black-throated Green Warbler



Blackburnian Warbler



Palm Warbler



Bay-breasted Warbler



Blackpoll Warbler



Black and White Warbler



American Redstart



Ovenbird



Wilson's Warbler



Canada Warbler



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Song Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Red-winged Blackbird



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow




The walks start at 9:00 AM and all are welcome.






Becky Lomax-Sumner









 

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Date: 9/9/17 8:25 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Michigan lakefront



Stockbridge Audubon gathered five birders in Fort Wayne for a field trip to the lakefront on a beautiful day, cool early but warming into the 70s later.


We started at Michigan City Harbor, hoping in vain for a Little Gull, but setting for a big one -- a Great Black-backed Gull. Four Sanderlings were a treat, and we were surprised by a small flock of early Snow Geese.


Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
10 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 7 Seven geese in a tight group, flying overhead; 5 "Blue", 2 white
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Sanderling 4
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Ring-billed Gull 300
Herring Gull 50
Great Black-backed Gull 1 Very large gull, black back, white head and underparts. Standing on beach with Ring-billed and Herring Gulls
tern sp. 25 Sterna
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39098639

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Driving along Beverly Drive, we were astounded by a huge flock of Palm Warblers, more of any warbler species in one place than any of us could remember.


Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive Central, Broadway to Lake Shore County Road, Porter, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose 15
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
European Starling X
Palm Warbler 60 best guess -- they really were uncountable
Red-winged Blackbird 2
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39098780

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A visit to Miller Beach, Lake Street, was prolonged by my getting my car grounded on a curb, requiring a tow truck to wince it off. The others walked a trail while waiting.


Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
4 species

Ring-billed Gull 30
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39098869

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In spite of the delay, we agreed to head for Lakefront Park in Hammond. We were rewarded for our decision by Red-breasted Nuthatch and five warblers, including Connecticut.


Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 9, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
20 species

Double-crested Cormorant 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 7
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Connecticut Warbler 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Common Grackle 1
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39098985

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Ed Powers, Allen County




 

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Date: 9/9/17 2:47 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (9-Sep-2017) Warbs & Little Gull
Today (9-Sep-2017) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Jeff McCoy, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

We began with an unsuccessful effort for yesterday’s Little Gull at Michigan City Harbor and then headed for the traps, which proved about average for this time of year. We logged 14 warbler species (including Golden-winged) and a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. At lunch Jeff received a message from Kevin Cornell that the juvenile Little Gull was on the lake at Central Avenue Beach (located just west of Mt. Baldy). While we were enroute the bird flew eastward, so we headed for Michigan City Harbor. After a two-hour watch at the harbor we again tried Central Ave Beach and nailed the bird in 8 seconds. The perfect way to end a fine birding day.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Double-crested Cormorant,24
Sanderling,13 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,2 juv
Herring Gull,190
Kelp x Herring Gull hybrid,1 continuing adult
Common Tern,2 juvs
Forster’s Tern,1 juv
Barn Swallow,9

—GARY (From I-90) Wild Turkey,2

—HAMMOND (From I-90)
Great Egret,2
Green Heron,1
Belted Kingfisher,1
American Kestrel,1

—FORSYTHE PARK & ADJACENT WOLF LAKE
Pied-billed Grebe,2 adults
Great Blue Heron,4
Great Egret,2
Snowy Egret,1
Cooper’s Hawk,1 juv
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Semipalmated Sandpiper,12 juvs
Killdeer,6
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,1
Least Sandpiper,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,4 juv
Caspian Tern,4
Chimney Swift,15
Barn Swallow15
Swainson’s Thrush,1
American Redstart,15 IMFs
Cape May Warbler,3
Northern Parula,1 first-cycle fem
Magnolia Warbler,1
Bay-breasted Warbler,1 IMF & 1st fem
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,16
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Wilson’s Warbler,1 fem

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Steve Bell, Bob Huguenard, Carolyn Marsh, Kristin Stratton, and Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,45
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2 juvs
Eastern Phoebe,3 juvs
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,9
Wood Thrush,1
Gray Catbird,4
Golden-winged Warbler,1 fem
Black-and-white Warbler,1 fem
American Redstart,5 IMFs
Cape May Warbler,1 first-cycle fem
Northern Parula,2 first-cycle fem & IMF
Magnolia Warbler,1 IMF
Blackpoll Warbler,5
Black-throated Blue Warbler,1 first-cycle fem
Palm Warbler,4
Dark-eyed Junco,1- ties lakefront’s 9th earliest record
Indigo Bunting,1

—WHITING PARK
Cooper’s Hawk,1 juv
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,2
American Redstart,1 IMF
Black-throated Green Warbler,1 singing! First-cycle male

—CENTRAL AVENUE BEACH (with Allee Forsberg, Kevin Cornell, Matthew Bowman, & ____?)
Bonaparte’s Gull,1 juv
Little Gull,1 juv in mint plumage- Thanks to Allee & Kevin

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 9/8/17 6:46 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Connecticut Warbler, Sabine's and Little Gulls.... how lucky can you get?
The overnight NE winds didn't arrive until noon, but I started at Hammond Sanctuary anyhow, hoping for passerines.It was a bit slow, with a few good species and finally pulling a Connecticut Warbler out of the West End. At Miller, the winds shifted to NE and a few few terns and a handful of Bonaparte's Gulls were moving eastward that I noticed were accompanied by a juvenile Sabine's Gull.  Finally, an adult Little Gull was found flying east, past the breakwall with Common Terns at Michigan City.  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/
Hammond Sanctuary:16 warbler species Red-breasted Nuthatch-thanks, CarolynConnecticut Warbler -first-year male (photos)http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39072843
Miller Beach:Juvenile Little Gull-1 also viewed by Michael ToppBonaparte's Gull-5 one in beautiful juvenal plumage (photos)Sanderling-60Least Sandpiper-1http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39067797
Michigan City: 3:15 -5 pm Little Gull-1 adult also seen by Eric Michael and Tanner Troyerhttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39069758
John KendallWarsaw



 

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Date: 9/7/17 1:10 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purple finch, Indiana Dunes
A calling flyover PUFI just flew over Dune Park train station. First I have
heard this fall.

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 9/7/17 10:23 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 7, 2017 Ospreys



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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Sep 7, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
62 species (+5 other taxa)
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Canada Goose 65
Mute Swan 4
Wood Duck 115
Mallard 27
Green-winged Teal 28
teal sp. 6
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Double-crested Cormorant 21
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 9
Osprey 2
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 1
Killdeer 2
shorebird sp. 16 FLYOVER
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 150
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 35
swallow sp. 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 8
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 7
European Starling 15
Cedar Waxwing 30
Ovenbird 4
Northern Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 22
Magnolia Warbler 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 14 All hatch year birds
Blackpoll Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 5
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 2

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Date: 9/6/17 6:45 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Western sandpiper, juvenile dunlin, Hudsonian godwit
The raptors made the morning's DNR shorebird field trip exciting for 11 participants. See comments below in MPE checklist. After lunch, Bob Meier, Lee Sterrenburg, and I noted a fair amount of turnover in shorebirds in MPW. 15 species and 490 individual shorebirds were found on the day. Besides the raptor show, highlights were American golden-plovers, Hudsonian godwit, Western sandpiper, and a juvenile plumaged dunlin.


Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 8:53 AM - 9:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l. DNR fall shorebirds field trip. Parked at east parking lot and hiked west into unit.
26 species

Canada Goose 100
Wood Duck 20
Blue-winged Teal 2
Mallard 8
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 6 Adult and five young
American Golden-Plover 1 Adult transitioning into basic
Killdeer 100 Estimated
Least Sandpiper 1 Basic adult
Pectoral Sandpiper 100 Estimated. 86 counted individually but there were many more inside the unit that were seen but not counted exactly
Wilson's Snipe 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1 Juv
Mourning Dove 10
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 3
Marsh Wren 2
European Starling 5
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39030292

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:22 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance b water l. DNR fall shorebird field trip. Parked at north end, walked over ruined bridge and south along east levee to view shorebirds in MPE4.

We had an amazing raptor show in MPE4. First, a peregrine falcon was seen hunting teal, and T'd up in a snag for everyone to get scope views. Later, an American kestrel spent time in another snag (scope views), and was also seen diving on a distant hunting peregrine. Most spectacularly, while watching a group of pectoral sandpipers inside the unit, a merlin come from out of nowhere and just barely missed catching a pec. Afterwards, the merlin T'd up in a snag and everyone had scope views. So we had scope views of 3 falcon species in one sub-unit at Goose Pond FWA - pretty spectacular!
43 species

Canada Goose 100
Wood Duck 30
Blue-winged Teal 235
Northern Shoveler 2
Mallard 4
Green-winged Teal (American) 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 5
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 2 Adults
American Coot 35
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 75 Estimated
Least Sandpiper 6 Including one or two adults
Pectoral Sandpiper 40 Estimated
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1 Adult male
Merlin (Taiga) 1 Came in and narrowly missed a pectoral sandpiper right in front of the group
Peregrine Falcon 1 Immature
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 5
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 150
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray Catbird 4
Tennessee Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39032654

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 1:40 PM - 2:42 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n. All shorebirds seen from the east and north levee. Nearly zero shorebirds in southeast corner (possibly because of peregrine falcon activity). Finally found a small mixed flock just south of the double ditches that had the dunl and wesa individuals.
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 25
Blue-winged Teal 120
Northern Shoveler 25
Mallard 20
Double-crested Cormorant 2
American White Pelican 21
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 50
Great Egret 75
Black-necked Stilt 6
American Golden-Plover 1 Juvenile , pic
Killdeer 48
Stilt Sandpiper 1 juv
Dunlin 1 Juvenile transitioning into basic. Chunky body shape, rather short black legs, long droopy bill (longer than pesa, similar to nearby stsa). Line of rufous scaps on otherwise basic solid gray mantle, brownish wings, scattered small black feathers on belly, brownish line up rump and tail. Pics
Least Sandpiper 2
Pectoral Sandpiper 31
Semipalmated Sandpiper 9
Western Sandpiper 1 Juvenile. Peep similar to nearby sesa but long droopy bill. Whiter underneath than sesa and more chesty in build. Subtle line of rufus scaps. Pics
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Peregrine Falcon 2 Immatures calling and dog fighting in a friendly manner, often one was flipping upside down in flight
Tree Swallow 10
Bank Swallow 2
swallow sp. 100
Red-winged Blackbird 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39035852

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 3:03 PM - 3:29 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water level H
13 species

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 6
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Egret 15
Turkey Vulture 1
American Golden-Plover 1 Juv
Killdeer 14
Hudsonian Godwit 1 Continuing adult from yesterday. On a small mud island in SE corner of unit. Photos
Least Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
American Crow 50
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39036568

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 3:40 PM - 4:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
19 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 15
Blue-winged Teal 53
Mallard 5
Green-winged Teal (American) 20
Great Blue Heron 30
Great Egret 30
Northern Harrier 1
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 7
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 4
peep sp. 7
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 Hunting teal
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 15
swallow sp. 15
Common Yellowthroat 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39037561

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
<akearns...><http://mc/compose?to=<akearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

 

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Date: 9/6/17 5:44 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] OSFL, warblers - Greene-Sullivan SF
Bob Kissel and I birded the state forest on northwest edge of Goose Pond, plus a couple of sites in GP itself, including Thousand Island Woods and GP4. Our best action was at the site below, with highlights of Olive-sided Flycatcher (2) and 14 warbler species.

Greene-Sullivan SF, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Bob Kissel. Birded along CR1475W north and south from T intersection with CR50S (by foot, about 150 yards total). CR1475 runs along west edge of GP12 and east edge of Greene-Sullivan State Forest. There was a great wave of warblers and other birds on both sides of the gravel road, with warblers visible in short to mid-height trees and branches (as well as in tall trees). The action continued for over an hour, with no stimulus needed from us. Weather cool, clear, and calm, 64 deg F at end.
44 species

Great Blue Heron 5 flying from GP to Wampler Lake
Turkey Vulture 1
Sandhill Crane 2 flying north silently
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 silent, in hedgerow
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 2 flycatching on both sides of road, perched 15-20 feet up; at times perched side by side, but more often chased
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 3 singing a lot
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 10
Golden-winged Warbler 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 20
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 4 one singing, others calling or seen
American Redstart 3 2 adult males
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 6
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1 male
Chipping Sparrow 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39040669

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Date: 9/6/17 4:06 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Morgan County migrants
Yesterday we visited Burkhart Creek County Park in Morgan County and a few highlights were:yellow-billed cuckoobank swallowbarn swallowchimney swiftruby-throated hummingbirds, including one adult malered-headed woodpeckerred-bellied woodpeckereastern peeweeeastern phoebeAcadian flycatcherwillow flycatchereastern kingbirdyellow-throated vireowarbling vireowhite-eyed vireoblue-gray gnatcatchereastern bluebirdSwainson's thrushgray catbirds-manyblue-winged warblerTennessee warblerNashville warblerN. parulachestnut-sided warblermagnolia warblerblack and white warblerblack-throated green warbler yellow-throated warblerbay-breasted warblercommon yellow throatKentucky warbler
Home property today include:3 bald eagle adults flyoverjuvenile/female orchard and Baltimore oriolesscarlet tanager-femalewillow flycatcherchestnut sided warblerCape May warblerBlackburnian warblerKentucky warblerLouisiana waterthrushpine warblerAmerican redstart20 plus ruby-throated hummingbirds at feeders incl. 1 adult male
Doug Johnstone, Morgan County

 

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Date: 9/6/17 2:04 pm
From: terry ballenger <t.ballenger...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Koteewi bird list


Following is Beck Heck's list of bird's seen during our monthly hike at Strawtown.  Perhaps missed a few warblers, but regardless not a bad day overall.
Good Birding,Terry Ballenger, Ham. Co.

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To: Becky Heck <bheck333...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:24 PM
Subject: Koteewi bird list

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Date: 9/6/17 12:03 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] YES Hudsonian godwit GPFWA
YES the Hudsonian godwit is sleeping in GP8 right now.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington
Bob Meier, Evansville

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 6, 2017, at 7:40 AM, Kearns, Amy <AKearns...><mailto:<AKearns...>> wrote:

NO godwit in GP8 this morning.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 5, 2017, at 7:19 PM, Kearns, Amy <AKearns...><mailto:<AKearns...>> wrote:


Today at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County, Allisyn Gillet and I counted 552 individual shorebirds of 15 species. The most numerous were killdeer (231) and pectoral sandpiper (132). Shorebird highlights were American golden plover, Hudsonian godwit, Sanderling, and Wilson's phalarope.


We saw our first American white pelicans (12) and Northern shovelers (16) of the fall season. Teal numbers are building with 354 blue-winged and 36 green-winged recorded.


We also witnessed a pretty exciting chain of events involving 5 individual raptors of 4 different species - notes below in MPW checklist.


Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:25 AM - 7:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l. From the levee.
17 species

Wood Duck 9
Blue-winged Teal 3
Mallard 6
Wild Turkey 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Gallinule 13 Including 6 downy young
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 79 Estimated
Pectoral Sandpiper 49 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
American Crow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Bobolink 1
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39012172

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:59 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
6 species

Wood Duck 13
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39012262

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 8:17 AM - 8:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l
11 species

Wood Duck 40
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Killdeer 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tree Swallow 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 1
Bobolink 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39012408

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n
33 species

Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 94
Blue-winged Teal 239
Mallard 34
Northern Pintail 10
Green-winged Teal (American) 2
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Double-crested Cormorant 14
American White Pelican 12 Flying over, looked like they came out of mpw
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Great Egret 8
Bald Eagle 4 2 Immatures and 2 adults
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Adult and immature
Sora 1 Adult
American Coot 47
Killdeer 29
Least Sandpiper 8
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Warbling Vireo 6
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 200
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39013514

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 9:48 AM - 11:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a Water n. Seen from the east levee. We saw a pretty awesome Raptor show at the east levee x east end of double ditches. A Cooper's hawk flew in to perch near a red-shouldered hawk. Then a harrier began diving at the red shouldered hawk. After a few minutes, a peregrine buzzed in and begin hunting shorebirds in MPW. A second peregrine joined the first and the harrier begin diving on a peregrine, and then the second peregrine would dive on them. We saw this happened several times and it was pretty intense, with birds having to flip over upside down while in flight to fend off an attacker.
29 species

Canada Goose 17
Wood Duck 25
Blue-winged Teal 37
Northern Shoveler 16
Mallard 4
Green-winged Teal (American) 30
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 30
Great Egret 70
Northern Harrier 1 Immature
Cooper's Hawk 1 Immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Immature
Sandhill Crane 2
Black-necked Stilt 1 Adult
Semipalmated Plover 5 Adults and juvs
Killdeer 69
Stilt Sandpiper 30 Juvs
Sanderling 1 Juv. Photos
Least Sandpiper 25
Pectoral Sandpiper 48
Semipalmated Sandpiper 29
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Juvs
Wilson's Phalarope 1 Juvenile, swimming next to foraging stsa flock
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 21
Peregrine Falcon 2 Immatures seen together
Tree Swallow 400
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 10
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:10 PM - 12:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Water l disturbance a
8 species

Wood Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 75
Green-winged Teal (American) 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 8
Killdeer 33
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 25

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:03 PM - 12:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h. Looking in from 1400 W.
2 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Song Sparrow 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:42 PM - 1:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
13 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 20
Black-necked Stilt 1
Killdeer 7
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 15
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39017246

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
14 species

Wood Duck 10
Mallard 13
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 25
American Golden-Plover 1 Juvenile. Pics
Killdeer 10
Hudsonian Godwit 1 Transitional adult, mostly basic. With a flock of greater yellowlegs. Slightly larger than greater yellowlegs. Black legs. Warm buffy breast with a few scattered Rufus belly feathers. Solid gray scapulars and mantle. The bill was pinkish orange at the base and darker near the tip. White supercilium on buffy brown face. While it slept I saw it slightly part one wing and then I could see the black tail and white rump. It spent nearly the entire time sleeping sitting on a small island in the south east corner of the unit
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
American Crow 25

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
<akearns...><http://mc/compose?to=<akearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

 

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Date: 9/6/17 11:26 am
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Fw: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 6, 2017


9 walkers including Brad Baumgardner walked with us this morning on our Wednesday Migration hike.  With Brad's expert eyes, most of our walkers were able to see 9 warbler species and 3 thrush species.  My numbers are guesstimates after we returned as I did not total while we walked.
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...>
To: <lafan2018...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:45 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Sep 6, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    65 degrees partly cloudy
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  30
Mourning Dove  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Veery  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  6
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
Ovenbird  1
Blue-winged Warbler  4    Yellow warbler with blue wings with wingbars. Black streak through eye
Tennessee Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  8
Bay-breasted Warbler  6
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  2
blackbird sp.  7
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  15


Loyce FandreiHighland
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Date: 9/6/17 10:53 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gpfwa western sandpiper
There is a juvenile western sandpiper being seen at goose pond FWA from the east levee of MPW just south of the double ditches.

Dropped Pin
near Greene County, IN
https://maps.google.com/?q=38.976716,-87.169879&hl=en-US&gl=us

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington
Bob Meier, Evansville

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Date: 9/6/17 9:13 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: warblers
06 September 2017 - At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary between 9 and 10 a.m. I
was lucky to see warblers at the feeder station and inside.



Ovenbird 1

Golden-winged Warbler 1

Tennessee Warbler 2

Mourning Warbler 1F

American Redstart 5

Cape May 1

Northern Parula 1

Bay-breasted Warbler 2

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 1

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 6

Black-throated Blue 1 F

Palm Warbler 3

Canada Warbler 1 M

Wilson's Warbler 1



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting




 

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Date: 9/6/17 5:26 am
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] No Hudsonian godwit GPFWA
NO godwit in GP8 this morning.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Lee Sterrenburg, Bloomington

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 5, 2017, at 7:19 PM, Kearns, Amy <AKearns...><mailto:<AKearns...>> wrote:


Today at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County, Allisyn Gillet and I counted 552 individual shorebirds of 15 species. The most numerous were killdeer (231) and pectoral sandpiper (132). Shorebird highlights were American golden plover, Hudsonian godwit, Sanderling, and Wilson's phalarope.


We saw our first American white pelicans (12) and Northern shovelers (16) of the fall season. Teal numbers are building with 354 blue-winged and 36 green-winged recorded.


We also witnessed a pretty exciting chain of events involving 5 individual raptors of 4 different species - notes below in MPW checklist.


Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:25 AM - 7:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l. From the levee.
17 species

Wood Duck 9
Blue-winged Teal 3
Mallard 6
Wild Turkey 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Gallinule 13 Including 6 downy young
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 79 Estimated
Pectoral Sandpiper 49 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
American Crow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Bobolink 1
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39012172

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:59 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
6 species

Wood Duck 13
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Cardinal 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 8:17 AM - 8:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l
11 species

Wood Duck 40
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Killdeer 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tree Swallow 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 1
Bobolink 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n
33 species

Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 94
Blue-winged Teal 239
Mallard 34
Northern Pintail 10
Green-winged Teal (American) 2
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Double-crested Cormorant 14
American White Pelican 12 Flying over, looked like they came out of mpw
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Great Egret 8
Bald Eagle 4 2 Immatures and 2 adults
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Adult and immature
Sora 1 Adult
American Coot 47
Killdeer 29
Least Sandpiper 8
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Warbling Vireo 6
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 200
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39013514

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 9:48 AM - 11:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a Water n. Seen from the east levee. We saw a pretty awesome Raptor show at the east levee x east end of double ditches. A Cooper's hawk flew in to perch near a red-shouldered hawk. Then a harrier began diving at the red shouldered hawk. After a few minutes, a peregrine buzzed in and begin hunting shorebirds in MPW. A second peregrine joined the first and the harrier begin diving on a peregrine, and then the second peregrine would dive on them. We saw this happened several times and it was pretty intense, with birds having to flip over upside down while in flight to fend off an attacker.
29 species

Canada Goose 17
Wood Duck 25
Blue-winged Teal 37
Northern Shoveler 16
Mallard 4
Green-winged Teal (American) 30
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 30
Great Egret 70
Northern Harrier 1 Immature
Cooper's Hawk 1 Immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Immature
Sandhill Crane 2
Black-necked Stilt 1 Adult
Semipalmated Plover 5 Adults and juvs
Killdeer 69
Stilt Sandpiper 30 Juvs
Sanderling 1 Juv. Photos
Least Sandpiper 25
Pectoral Sandpiper 48
Semipalmated Sandpiper 29
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Juvs
Wilson's Phalarope 1 Juvenile, swimming next to foraging stsa flock
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 21
Peregrine Falcon 2 Immatures seen together
Tree Swallow 400
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 10
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:10 PM - 12:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Water l disturbance a
8 species

Wood Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 75
Green-winged Teal (American) 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 8
Killdeer 33
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 25

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:03 PM - 12:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h. Looking in from 1400 W.
2 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Song Sparrow 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:42 PM - 1:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
13 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 20
Black-necked Stilt 1
Killdeer 7
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 15
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
14 species

Wood Duck 10
Mallard 13
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 25
American Golden-Plover 1 Juvenile. Pics
Killdeer 10
Hudsonian Godwit 1 Transitional adult, mostly basic. With a flock of greater yellowlegs. Slightly larger than greater yellowlegs. Black legs. Warm buffy breast with a few scattered Rufus belly feathers. Solid gray scapulars and mantle. The bill was pinkish orange at the base and darker near the tip. White supercilium on buffy brown face. While it slept I saw it slightly part one wing and then I could see the black tail and white rump. It spent nearly the entire time sleeping sitting on a small island in the south east corner of the unit
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
American Crow 25

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
<akearns...><http://mc/compose?to=<akearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)
 

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Date: 9/5/17 5:37 pm
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pied-billed Grebe, Celery Bog Nature Area, Sep 5, 2017
I spent an hour at Celery Bog, West Lafayette, this morning, thinking that the winds over night might have blown in some migrants. I didn't find much in the way of songbirds (although the Nashville Warbler was my first of the fall). But there were almost 30 Pied-billed Grebes on the water, which is more than the 1-2 we normally see.

Barny
<misner13...>

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:55 AM - 8:55 AM
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 50
Greater White-fronted x Canada Goose (hybrid) 1 long-time resident
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 14
Mallard 7
Green-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 28
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 2
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Swainson's Thrush 4
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 4
European Starling 17
Cedar Waxwing 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 2

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Date: 9/5/17 4:19 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwit, pelicans
Today at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County, Allisyn Gillet and I counted 552 individual shorebirds of 15 species. The most numerous were killdeer (231) and pectoral sandpiper (132). Shorebird highlights were American golden plover, Hudsonian godwit, Sanderling, and Wilson's phalarope.


We saw our first American white pelicans (12) and Northern shovelers (16) of the fall season. Teal numbers are building with 354 blue-winged and 36 green-winged recorded.


We also witnessed a pretty exciting chain of events involving 5 individual raptors of 4 different species - notes below in MPW checklist.


Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:25 AM - 7:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l. From the levee.
17 species

Wood Duck 9
Blue-winged Teal 3
Mallard 6
Wild Turkey 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Gallinule 13 Including 6 downy young
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 79 Estimated
Pectoral Sandpiper 49 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 6
American Crow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Bobolink 1
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39012172

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 7:59 AM - 8:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
6 species

Wood Duck 13
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39012262

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 8:17 AM - 8:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water l
11 species

Wood Duck 40
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Killdeer 4
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tree Swallow 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 1
Bobolink 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water n
33 species

Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 94
Blue-winged Teal 239
Mallard 34
Northern Pintail 10
Green-winged Teal (American) 2
Pied-billed Grebe 6
Double-crested Cormorant 14
American White Pelican 12 Flying over, looked like they came out of mpw
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Great Egret 8
Bald Eagle 4 2 Immatures and 2 adults
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Adult and immature
Sora 1 Adult
American Coot 47
Killdeer 29
Least Sandpiper 8
Pectoral Sandpiper 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Chimney Swift 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Warbling Vireo 6
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 200
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 9:48 AM - 11:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a Water n. Seen from the east levee. We saw a pretty awesome Raptor show at the east levee x east end of double ditches. A Cooper's hawk flew in to perch near a red-shouldered hawk. Then a harrier began diving at the red shouldered hawk. After a few minutes, a peregrine buzzed in and begin hunting shorebirds in MPW. A second peregrine joined the first and the harrier begin diving on a peregrine, and then the second peregrine would dive on them. We saw this happened several times and it was pretty intense, with birds having to flip over upside down while in flight to fend off an attacker.
29 species

Canada Goose 17
Wood Duck 25
Blue-winged Teal 37
Northern Shoveler 16
Mallard 4
Green-winged Teal (American) 30
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 30
Great Egret 70
Northern Harrier 1 Immature
Cooper's Hawk 1 Immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Immature
Sandhill Crane 2
Black-necked Stilt 1 Adult
Semipalmated Plover 5 Adults and juvs
Killdeer 69
Stilt Sandpiper 30 Juvs
Sanderling 1 Juv. Photos
Least Sandpiper 25
Pectoral Sandpiper 48
Semipalmated Sandpiper 29
Short-billed Dowitcher 2 Juvs
Wilson's Phalarope 1 Juvenile, swimming next to foraging stsa flock
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 21
Peregrine Falcon 2 Immatures seen together
Tree Swallow 400
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 10
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:10 PM - 12:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Water l disturbance a
8 species

Wood Duck 1
Blue-winged Teal 75
Green-winged Teal (American) 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 8
Killdeer 33
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 25

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:03 PM - 12:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h. Looking in from 1400 W.
2 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Song Sparrow 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 12:42 PM - 1:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
13 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 20
Black-necked Stilt 1
Killdeer 7
Stilt Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 15
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 5, 2017 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water h
14 species

Wood Duck 10
Mallard 13
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 10
Great Egret 25
American Golden-Plover 1 Juvenile. Pics
Killdeer 10
Hudsonian Godwit 1 Transitional adult, mostly basic. With a flock of greater yellowlegs. Slightly larger than greater yellowlegs. Black legs. Warm buffy breast with a few scattered Rufus belly feathers. Solid gray scapulars and mantle. The bill was pinkish orange at the base and darker near the tip. White supercilium on buffy brown face. While it slept I saw it slightly part one wing and then I could see the black tail and white rump. It spent nearly the entire time sleeping sitting on a small island in the south east corner of the unit
Stilt Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 9
Lesser Yellowlegs 10
American Crow 25

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
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(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

 

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Date: 9/5/17 11:30 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA Hudsonian godwit
A transitional adult Hudsonian godwit is currently in the south east corner of GP8. I can't say if it is one of the same birds from last week; however this one seems extremely tired and has been sleeping for about 20 minutes straight. So it acts like it might be a new arrival.

This morning there was also a continuing juvenile Wilson's phalarope from the east levee in the south east corner of MPW (1.5 mile hike required).

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

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Date: 9/5/17 10:49 am
From: Tom <annntom...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: migrants
>> On my daily walk to get the paper I decided it would be a good time
>> to extend my morning walk. About 1 1/2 hours later I had seen 7
>> species of warbler including 2 I rarely see.
>>
>> Black throated Blue
>>
>> Golden Winged
>>
>> Am Redstart
>>
>> Magnolia
>>
>> Black and White
>>
>> Blackburnian
>>
>> Tennessee
>>
>> There were also a lot of Swaison's Thrushes.
>>
>> It was a busy morning in our woods and after little migrant activity
>> so far I know why Bob and Mike were out looking for warblers over the
>> weekend.  That after hearing a Hooded Warbler still on territory
>> yesterday.
>>
>> Tom Hougham
>>
>> on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson
>>
>>
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Date: 9/4/17 6:57 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City and Miller Beach Parasitic Jaeger, Red-necked Phalaropes and ........Avocet
I checked the Kosciusko Shorebird Farm before heading to the lakefront.  A Peregrine and low water levels the past 2-3 days has hampered bird numbers.  A newcomer Short-billed Dowitcher and rainfall this afternoon gives me hope for this site. The 2 Baird's Sandpipers and Stilt Sandpipers were not present. 

I had a fly-by juvenile Parasitic Jaeger at Michigan City. 
At Miller Beach, the promised Avocet is waiting near the USX Breakwall, as I also had 2 Red-necked Phalaropes and kite surfers stirred up a large flock of Teal.  

Michigan City
Common Tern-38
Forster's Tern-8
Parasitic Jaeger-1 intermediate juv with brown plumage, warm nape barred under wing. 

Miller Beach -Lake St.  
Common Tern-18
Forster's Tern-3
Caspian Tern-1
Blue-winged Teal-170
Green-winged Teal-16
N. Shoveler-4
Mallard-5
American Avocet-1  ubiquitous, I even walked almost to the breakwall for a photo. 
Semipalmated Sandpiper-3
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE-2 one flew west low and landed in surf towards breakwall.  Later, 2 birds flew back towards me and then left the lake southward. 
Sanderling-24
Black-bellied Plover-all 3 looked like alternate adults as they landed briefly to the west

John Kendall
Warsaw
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Date: 9/4/17 10:40 am
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island, Sept. 4
I birded Fox Island County Park in Allen County from 10-noon.

The first bird of note was a Red-headed Woodpecker that flew over me on
Yohne Road just west of Smith.

Highlight migrants at the park:
-Yellow-bellied Flycatcher that was so yellow I first mistook it for a
female goldfinch before I realized it was an empid.
-Northern Waterthrush
-Blackburnian Warbler
-Wilson's Warbler
-Magnolia Warbler
-American Redstart

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 9/4/17 7:24 am
From: Mag <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Stockbridge Field Trip, August 2


On Monday, September 4, 2017 10:10 AM, Mag <magpii2...> wrote:


Saturday's first of the fall season Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Fox Island was well attended by 15 enthusiastic birders. We were rewarded with some good migrants, including 10 warbler species. Thanks to all who attended and contributed their skillful eyes and ears to identify the total of 40 species.
Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Wood- Pewee, Eastern Phoebe, White-eyed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Carolina Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Black and White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Field Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch 



 

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Date: 9/4/17 6:14 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Bird list 9-3-17

The Sunday morning bird hike at Eagle Creek Park identified 89 birds. The list follows:


Canada Goose




Wood Duck




Mallard




Blue-winged Teal




Pied-billed Grebe




Double-crested Cormorant




Great blue Heron




Great Egret




Green Heron




Turkey Vulture




Osprey




Bald Eagle




Cooper's Hawk




Red-shouldered Hawk




Broad-winged Hawk




Red-tailed Hawk




American Kestrel




Killdeer




American Avocet




Spotted Sandpiper




Lesser Yellowlegs




Ring-billed Gull




Caspian Tern




Rock Pigeon




Mourning Dove




Chimney Swift




Ruby-throated Hummingbird




Belted Kingfisher




Red-headed Woodpecker




Red-bellied Woodpecker




Downy Woodpecker




Hairy Woodpecker




Northern Flicker




Pileated Woodpecker




Eastern Wood Pewee




Willow Flycatcher




Eastern Phoebe




White-eyed Vireo




Yellow-throated Vireo




Warbling Vireo




Red-eyed Vireo




Blue Jay




American Crow




Fish Crow




Horned Lark




Purple Martin




Tree Swallow




Barn Swallow




Carolina Chickadee




Tufted Titmouse




White-breasted Nuthatch




Carolina Wren




House Wren




Blue-gray Gnatcatcher




Eastern Bluebird




Veery




Gray-cheeked Thrush




Swainson's Thrush




Wood Thrush




American Robin




Gray Catbird




Brown Thrasher




European Starling




Cedar Waxwing




Blue-winged Warbler




Nashville Warbler




Northern Parula




Chestnut-sided Warbler




Black-throated Green Warbler




Blackburnian Warbler




Bay-breasted Warbler




Blackpoll Warbler




American Redstart




Common Yellowthroat




Yellow-breasted Chat




Eastern Towhee




Chipping Sparrow




Field Sparrow




Song Sparrow




Northern Cardinal




Rose-breasted Grosbeak




Red-winged Blackbird




Eastern Meadowlark




Common Grackle




Brown-headed Cowbird




House Finch




American Goldfinch




House Sparrow

The walk starts at 9:00am at the Ornithology Center at Eagle creek Park. All are welcome.
Becky Lomax-Sumner
















 

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Date: 9/3/17 7:20 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds
This morning and afternoon an Indiana Audubon Society field trip sought shorebirds at Goose Pond FWA, Greene County. Ultimately, 17 shorebird species and 477 individuals were recorded (although six species were represented by just a single individual). The most numerous species were pectoral sandpiper (173) and killdeer (145). The highlight was two buff-breasted sandpipers that were very cooperative for the entire group in GP4.


Although we struck out on godwits, Mark Welter did relocate one Hudsonian godwit this morning, as well as a sanderling, in MPW. So 19 shorebird species were recorded on the property today (but not seen by the same party). Peregrines and eagles were shuffling the deck frequently, leading to heavy turnover in birds that were visible or hidden behind vegetation in MPW.

Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 3, 2017 8:25 AM - 9:43 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water l. IAS field trip. Parked in east parking lot and walked west into unit.
27 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 10
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Green Heron 2
Common Gallinule 5 family group
Sandhill Crane 1 heard only
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 40 estimated
Least Sandpiper 4
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 2 exact count; two seen together
Pectoral Sandpiper 20 estimated
Wilson's Snipe 5 exact count
Solitary Sandpiper 1 exact count; seen and heard
Lesser Yellowlegs 3
Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
American Crow 20
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 5
swallow sp. 20
European Starling 2
Song Sparrow 3
Blue Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance b water l. IAS field trip. Hiked from ruined bridge south on the east levee to look into MPE4 for shorebirds
21 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 15
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 10
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult
Killdeer 30
Least Sandpiper 7
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4
Greater Yellowlegs 4 at least one adult
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Chimney Swift 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 Immature perched on snag. Great looks. Also saw hunting shorebirds
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Bell's Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 15
swallow sp. 20

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Sep 3, 2017 11:55 AM - 2:03 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water level n. IAS field trip part 2. All shorebirds seen from east levee.
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 30
Blue-winged Teal 10
Mallard 5
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 20
Great Egret 50
Turkey Vulture 25
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 immature
Black-necked Stilt 6 exact
American Golden-Plover 1 adult transitioning into basic
Semipalmated Plover 15 estimated
Killdeer 75
Stilt Sandpiper 30 estimated; all juveniles
Baird's Sandpiper 1 juvenile, on a small mud flat with a flock of pectoral sandpipers. nice comparison between species. A big peep. The Baird's was smaller and more attenuated in shape due to the long wings. At times the primaries were crossed. The primaries stuck out past the tertials and looked very pointy and dark in our scope views. The breast was buffy but not a sharp bib like the nearby pectorals. Black legs. Have poor photos
Least Sandpiper 30 estimated
Pectoral Sandpiper 150 estimated. Many birds seen foraging, and additional flocks seen flying around the unit
Semipalmated Sandpiper 15 estimated
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 exact count, juvenile
Wilson's Phalarope 1 juvenile
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Lesser Yellowlegs 20
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 5
Bell's Vireo 1
American Crow 15
swallow sp. 200
American Goldfinch 2

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Amy Kearns
Mitchell

 

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Date: 9/3/17 7:10 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park-Eared Grebe, Laughing Gull, Avocets, Pintails
Bob Carper located a grebe at Eagle Creek Park, Indy, on Sunday morning and fortunately included a photo with his eBird checklist. Although not a stellar photo, structurally the bird appeared to be an Eared Grebe rather than a Horned. Aidan Rominger agreed with my ID so we visited Eagle Creek Park on Sunday evening to see the bird for ourselves. We quickly found it WNW of the park's marina about halfway between the marina and the western shore. Scope views allowed us to ID it as a juvenile Eared Grebe with rusty wash visible on the throat. Lisa and Randy Vanderbilt were at the marina and were able to see the bird with us. The checklist below contains a poor, but diagnostic, photo of the bird.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38986381

Aidan and I eventually made our way to the north end of the park and relocated the eleven American Avocets seen in the morning. I also spotted an adult Laughing Gull which Aidan obtained photos of before it flew out of sight to the south (maybe going to Rick's for night?). Aidan had seen two juv Laughing Gulls in the morning so this was the third Laughing Gull at the park on Sunday. 
We also spotted a Stilt Sandpiper, Northern Parula, and four female-type Northern Pintails at the north end. Aidan also had an early Yellow-rumped Warbler which he saw and heard but which eluded me. At approximately 7:40, the avocets flew southward fairly high in the sky, possibly resuming migration. They were more than a mile south of us when I last saw them in my scope. 
The list for the north end:
Scott Starling Sanctuary, Marion, Indiana, US
Sep 3, 2017 7:04 PM - 7:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
26 species

Canada Goose  13
Blue-winged Teal  10
Mallard (Northern)  25
Northern Pintail  4
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  12
Great Egret  31
American Avocet  11    
Killdeer  18
Stilt Sandpiper  1
Spotted Sandpiper  7
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Laughing Gull  1    Adult basic 
Ring-billed Gull  20
Caspian Tern  7
Common Nighthawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Barn Swallow  7
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  1
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  200
Northern Parula  1
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  250

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38986372Don Gorney and Aidan Rominger
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 9/3/17 5:46 pm
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cane Ridge Lesser Black-backed Gull and Sanderlings
Lisa and I checked Saunder's Woods and then Cane Ridge today. Saunder's had surprisingly little to offer; Blackburnian, Redstart, and Parula.

All sightings at Cane Ridge were seen from the observation platform. Best was an immature Lesser Black-backed Gull. I imagine the one Bob Meier had last week. Around 30 American White Pelicans, and thirty plus Caspian Terns, four Forster's Terns, one female Northern Pintail, a decent group of shorebirds including 4 juv Sanderlings, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, as well as Pectoral, Semipalmated, Least, and Stilt Sandpipers and Semipalmated Plovers. Of note, the water level is still pretty high so almost all shorebirds
were quite a ways out and a scope is definitely needed.

Gary and Lisa Bowman
Vincennes


 

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Date: 9/3/17 4:19 pm
From: bob carper <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Eagle Creek Laughing Gull, American Avocets, Horned Grebe
Don Gorney and Aidan Rominger refound the Horned Grebe this afternoon and identified as a Eared Grebe. A closer look at my photos and I have to agree. Thanks for taking the time to double check.
Bob


From: bob carper <bobngc2157...>
To: "<in-bird-l...>" <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Sunday, September 3, 2017 1:44 PM
Subject: Eagle Creek Laughing Gull, American Avocets, Horned Grebe

The plan Sunday morning was for Mike and I to look for warblers at Eagle Creek Park. But before we got to the warblers we found an immature Laughing Gull off Rick's Cafe Boatyard. Then with the Eagle Creek Sunday Group we saw American Avocets make three trips north to south and back we think looking for somewhere to put down. And finally I found an early Horned Grebe.
Eventually I saw a couple of new warblers for the year.
Photos and longer story at   http://bushwhackingbirder.com/     
 
   
Bob Carper  
Indianapolis



 

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Date: 9/3/17 12:51 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ruffed grouse Lawrence co
My husband Noah, his parents, and our daughter June all heard a ruffed grouse drumming in the Hoosier national forest west of Mitchell this morning. This section of forest is called Tincher Hollow and is at the dead end of Box Rd. We have heard grouse here before but it has been two or three years since the last time.

Dropped Pin
near 98 County Rd 900 S, Mitchell, IN 47446
https://goo.gl/maps/fDSyfSwWQvT2

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

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Date: 9/3/17 12:50 pm
From: ROBERT BARBER <robert_barber_389...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 8-30-17
8-30-17 I posted about the Common Nighthawks over my yard. Out of 187 shots these are the best 2. Gauging the height 120-150ft of a Maple Tree they were 150-200 ft. above the tree, hand held 400mm, 2 kinks in my neck. They flew over singly or strung out group of 5. Several kited overhead snatching big bugs and Dragonflies and held them flying off south. Pretty impressive sight!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/36866634281/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/36866630881/in/dateposted-public/

Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/
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Date: 9/3/17 10:45 am
From: bob carper <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Laughing Gull, American Avocets, Horned Grebe
The plan Sunday morning was for Mike and I to look for warblers at Eagle Creek Park. But before we got to the warblers we found an immature Laughing Gull off Rick's Cafe Boatyard. Then with the Eagle Creek Sunday Group we saw American Avocets make three trips north to south and back we think looking for somewhere to put down. And finally I found an early Horned Grebe.
Eventually I saw a couple of new warblers for the year.
Photos and longer story at   http://bushwhackingbirder.com/     
 
   
Bob Carper  
Indianapolis

 

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Date: 9/3/17 9:51 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] OSFL Beverly Shores
Between Baldy and Central ave..

 

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Date: 9/3/17 8:31 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sterna Terns
Hundreds of sterna terns flying west by m.c. harbor right now.

 

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Date: 9/2/17 5:34 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (2-Sep-2017) Lesser Black-backed Gull
Today (2-Sep-2017) Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront. Jeff McCoy joined us for much of the day.

Birding was slow today, but we managed to log eleven shorebird and eight warbler species. The day’s best finds included 17 Stilt Sandpipers and a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

—FORSYTHE PARK and adjacent Wolf Lake
Great Blue Heron,5
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1
Black-crowned Night-Heron,4- 2 adults & 2 imm
Cooper’s Hawk,1
American Coot,2
Semipalmated Plover,7 juvs
Killdeer,15
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,2
Caspian Tern,9
Forster’s Tern,1 adult
Chimney Swift,10
Acadian Flycatcher,1
Barn Swallow,15
Bay-breasted Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,2

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Carolyn Marsh & Ed Hopkins)
Double-crested Cormorant,130
Chimney Swift,15
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
American Kestrel,1
Least Flycatcher,1
Warbling Vireo,1 singing
Barn Swallow,15
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
House Wren,1
Gray Catbird,3
Nashville Warbler,1
Northern Parula,1 male
Yellow Warbler,2
Cape May Warbler,2
Bay-breasted Warbler,2
Blackpoll Warbler,4
Wilson’s Warbler,3

—WHITING PARK (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Egret,1 flyby
American Kestrel,1
Yellow Warbler,1
Blackpoll Warbler,2

—129th STREET WETLAND (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,4
Semipalmated Plover, 2- adult & juv
Killdeer,5
Least Sandpiper,4 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,52 juvs- lakefront’s largest fall count since 2003
Caspian Tern,1
Peregrine Falcon,2 adult & imm
Barn Swallow,8
Song Sparrow,2
Swamp Sparrow,1

—CARLSON OXBOW PARK (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,4
Snowy Egret,1
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,34
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Least Sandpiper,8 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,11 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,10
Stilt Sandpiper,17 juv- lakefront’s largest count since 1978
Chimney Swift,20
Barn Swallow,2
Song Sparrow,1

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (with Jeff McCoy)
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,3
Semipalmated Plover,4- 2 ad & 2 juv
Killdeer,5
Spotted Sandpiper,2 juvs
Least Sandpiper,7 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3 juvs
Wilson’s Snipe,1
Eastern Phoebe,2 juvs

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (with Jeff McCoy)
Wood Duck,40
Great Blue Heron,6
Great Egret,3
Killdeer,2
Semipalmated Sandpiper,1
Wilson’s Snipe,1
Eastern Phoebe,5
Gray Catbird,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (with Jeff McCoy)
Double-crested Cormorant,8
Sanderling,5 juvs
Herring Gull,750
Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 adult
Caspian Tern,1
Forster’s Tern,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 9/2/17 1:37 pm
From: terry ballenger <t.ballenger...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Franklin's Gull at Morse Reservoir, Hamilton County
Don, was out there also.  Missed the Franklin's--dang!  All I had was the Ring- biiled.  Will have to try tommow. Thanks for the heads up. 

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On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 2:16 PM, Don Gorney<in-bird-l...> wrote: After birding with the Saturday morning group at Cool Creek Park, Carmel, on Sept 2, I visited Morse Reservoir to look for Franklin's Gulls. I found one adult in basic at Morse Lake Marina. It was sitting on a dock with approx 100 Ring-billeds. The marina is off Hague Rd. just north of 206th. The restaurant at the marina, Wolfies Grill, has an address of 20999 Hague Rd, Noblesville, IN. Nothing else of interest at the reservoir.  
Cool Creek Park was very active with many warblers and flycatchers.  
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

 

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Date: 9/2/17 11:16 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franklin's Gull at Morse Reservoir, Hamilton County
After birding with the Saturday morning group at Cool Creek Park, Carmel, on Sept 2, I visited Morse Reservoir to look for Franklin's Gulls. I found one adult in basic at Morse Lake Marina. It was sitting on a dock with approx 100 Ring-billeds. The marina is off Hague Rd. just north of 206th. The restaurant at the marina, Wolfies Grill, has an address of 20999 Hague Rd, Noblesville, IN. Nothing else of interest at the reservoir.  
Cool Creek Park was very active with many warblers and flycatchers.  
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 8/31/17 1:57 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (31-Aug-2017) Whimbrel, Sabine's Gull, & 16 jaegers
Today (31-Aug-2017) John Cassady, Lynn Vernon, and I birded two sites on the Indiana lakefront.

A front passed through before daylight. The following winds were northeasterly at 15+ knots. Winds at Miller Beach (Lake St. lot) were northeasterly and the birding was much more productive, with one Whimbrel, a Sabine’s Gull, and 16 jaegers including a Long-tailed. This is Indiana’s largest daily count for the month of August. At one time seven jaegers were visible simultaneously. Two sets of three jaegers were observed departing the lake on a southerly heading.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (winds here were almost due east)
Double-crested Cormorant,7
Semipalmated Plover,2 juvs
Sanderling,6- adult & 5 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,2 juvs

—MILLER BEACH (lakewatch 7:30-12:30 with Matt Beatty, Brad Bumgardner, Kevin Cornell, Allee Forsberg, Don Gorney, Ed Hopkins, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy, and Kristin Stratton.)
Green-winged Teal,17
Double-crested Cormorant,3
Great Blue Heron,1
Turkey Vulture,6
Black-bellied Plover,3- 2 adult & a juv
Semipalmated Plover,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Whimbrel,1 flyby
Sanderling,75 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,7 juvs
Red-necked Phalarope,1 flyby juv
Bonaparte’s Gull,3- adult & 2 juvs
Sabine’s Gull,1 juv
Caspian Tern,4
Black Tern,10
Common Tern,170
Parasitic Jaeger,9 juvs including a dark morph of unknown age
Long-tailed Jaeger,1 juv at 10:05AM
Jaeger species,6 including one adult
Chimney Swift,345
American Kestrel,1
Peregrine Falcon,1 juv

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 8/31/17 8:52 am
From: Conrad, Tiffany <TConrad...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gene Stratton-Porter Monthly Bird Survey
The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is conducting a base line survey on 80 acres of former farm land in Rome City, Indiana. The information will be used to reference against once the land is restored to wetland and prairie grassland. Monthly surveys of the land will be compiled for 5 years and submitted to the Indiana Academy of Science discussing the impact of the restoration of the land and the increased diversity of bird species. We are in the last year of the study and have already began compiling data. We have increased our species count from seven on the first count to over 100 different species seen during these surveys. We are excited about the progress being made, even before the plantings. We are looking forward to seeing what else visits us through the season.

The survey will be taking place in the farm fields to the west of the Gene Stratton-Porter main property, with 5 specific locations in the fields as survey points. We will meet at the Carriage House Visitor's Center at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday September 7th . We are located at 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, IN 46784. If you have any questions please contact the site naturalist, Tiffany, at 260.854.3790.

This is a monthly survey that occurs on the first Thursday of each month (also the third Thursday during peak migratory months), weather permitting.

NEXT SURVEY: Sept. 21st 7:45 AM


Tiffany Conrad
Interpretive Naturalist
Gene Stratton-Porter SHS
Rome City, IN 46784
<tconrad...><mailto:<tconrad...>
260.854.3790


 

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Date: 8/31/17 4:22 am
From: Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks in Elkhart County
At 6:45am this morning, John Davis reported a single Common NIghthawk flying, calling and hunting over the parking lot at Hively Street Kroger in Elkhart.

 

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Date: 8/30/17 8:30 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Greene-Sullivan SF and Goose Pond Main Pool West
Dan Weber and I birded these sites. In the state forest we were looking for warblers; did not find many, 18 individuals of 8 species in 1.5 hours (6 Parulas was the high count). Thanks to some of these warblers, I at last got my Greene County list to 200 species. At Main Pool West, we found two Hudsonian Godwits, the same ones, on the same little island, found an hour earlier by Don Gorney and Amy Kearns (who also saw a third godwit take flight), but we had not yet seen Don's post.


Greene-Sullivan SF, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 8:45 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Birded along gravel roads (looking mainly for warblers) northwest of Goose Pond FWA, from CR1475 and 100S north to 50S, then west past campground to Sullivan County line, then south on 1600W, and east on 25N (or 25S), winding southward for a mile, then east past Airline Lake to 1475W. Clear, sunny, calm to light wind.
43 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 11
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 15 very common, one or a few seen at each stop, all female/immature plumage
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 5 all singing
Yellow-throated Vireo 2 visuals
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 8
Carolina Chickadee 14
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 11
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 2
Baltimore Oriole 5
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWAMAIN POOL WEST, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 11:10 AM - 2:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Parked at south end of MPW on 1200W at bridge. Hiked levees east, then north and northwest almost to a point opposite Double Ditches peninsula, trying to find shorebirds in Main Pool West. (This hike of about 1.5 miles took nearly an hour each way, with a few stops.) Water fairly high, not much in way of mudflats. Shorebirds were resting and half-hidden in shoreline vegetation across water from us on our walk out, but more active on our return. Hot (80 F), clear at first becoming 50% cloudy with pretty cumulus clouds, a little wind from north.
27 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 80 flock took off from MPE
Wood Duck 10
Blue-winged Teal 5
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Blue Heron 20
Great Egret 50
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3 adults in flight over MPE
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 immature
American Coot 1 1 seen; a few other coots or gallinules heard from vegetation in MPE
Black-necked Stilt 5
Semipalmated Plover 1
Killdeer 6
HUDSONIAN GODWIT 2 resting in standing posture in narrow "island" of knotweed in middle of large shallow lake, about 200 m south of Double Ditches. Non-breeding plumage: gray back, broad white superciliary line extending to base of bill, long slightly up-tilted bill red at base and dark distally, black legs, breast whitish gray, white vent with a little black barring. The two birds looked very similar and stood so close to each other that one was mostly hidden by the other. They eyed us but allowed a fairly close approach (to about 70 meters) and did not flush. Studied for about 15 minutes beginning at 12:15 pm. (Two Photos in eBird checklist)
Stilt Sandpiper 7 foraging in deeper water (compared to Pectorals, L Yellowlegs, and Dowitcher) 5 to 8 meters from grassy shore of large shallow lake (2 photos)
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 in loose foraging flock with Stilt S, Lesser Y, Dowitcher
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 1 foraging near shore, distant view, rather bright (orangish) feathers on upperparts
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
shorebird sp. 50
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-headed Woodpecker 5 perched, and flycatching from two snags in tree line at south end of MPW
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 3 singing birds, unseen
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Gray Catbird 2
American Goldfinch 1

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Date: 8/30/17 6:39 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks, other incidentals in SW Monroe Co
Nighthawks and a few other birds on the way home and at home tonight . . . .

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Victor Pike, Monroe Co, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 6:00 PM

Common Nighthawk 32 (Approximately 25 nighthawks flying low and every which way, apparently feeding, where Dillman Road tees into Victor Pike. Two additional small groups [3 and 4 individuals] farther southwest along Victor Pike.)


Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 6:20 PM

Mourning Dove 40
Common Nighthawk 3
American Kestrel 2
Barn Swallow 7


Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 7:20 PM

Common Nighthawk 1 (flying over the house, heading south)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 9
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Cardinal 3


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Date: 8/30/17 6:10 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds Hudsonian godwits
Don Gorney and I counted 576 shorebirds of 15 species at Goose Pond FWA today. Highlights were a buff-breasted sandpiper and 3 Hudsonian godwits in MPW. See checklists for detailed notes and some photos.


Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 7:24 AM - 8:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance a water level l. Parked at east parking lot and hiked west toward mudflats. Goose Pond FWA staff have mowed a path from this parking lot out to the mudflats! This was wonderful as we didn't have to walk through tall wet vegetation. I think this path, which also goes through cattails where they meet up with mud, would be worth checking for Nelson's sparrow in October.
34 species

Wood Duck 13
Blue-winged Teal 15
Mallard (Northern) 5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 10
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Common Gallinule 1
American Golden-Plover 1 Exact count, transitioning adult in mostly alternate
Semipalmated Plover 1 Exact count. Adult.
Killdeer 60 Estimated
Stilt Sandpiper 1 Exact count, juv
Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 90 Estimated
Wilson's Snipe 1 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Exact count
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 2
Bobolink 4
Red-winged Blackbird 50
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38909036

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 8:34 AM - 8:43 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water h
6 species

Wood Duck 11
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
Field Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38909035

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 8:52 AM - 9:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water n. Walked out into SE corner to look at peeps, then traveled on west levee.
16 species

Wood Duck 45
Blue-winged Teal 3
Green Heron 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Semipalmated Plover 4 Exact count
Killdeer 14 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 3 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 Exact count
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Gray Catbird 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Bobolink 3
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 9:23 AM - 10:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water n. Most shorebirds in MPE4, but since a bald eagle and a peregrine falcon were perched overlooking this unit, numbers may have been lower than if we'd arrived before the raptors did
27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 41
Wood Duck 24
Blue-winged Teal 105
Mallard (Northern) 1
Northern Pintail 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 9
Great Egret 5
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Common Gallinule 1
American Coot (Red-shielded) 4
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 5 Exact count
Killdeer 82 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 6 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 4 Exact count
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 Immature. Not banded
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 4
vireo sp. 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Wren 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38909025

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 10:09 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.67 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance b water level n. A Hudsonian godwit was first reported by Lee Sterrenburg and party on August 27. Today we were thrilled to see a total of 3 HUGO in the unit. How AWESOME is it that Goose Pond FWA is again hosting Hudsonian Godwits for multiple days?!? This is a species that is well known for making non-stop migratory flights from Canada to South America. Most Indiana records are from the lakefront when they fly over and keep going. Staging areas inland are rare. Goose Pond is a gem for these tired and hungry migratory shorebirds and for those of us that like to see them.
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 45
Blue-winged Teal 66
Double-crested Cormorant 31
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 84
Great Egret 85
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt 8 Exact count, adults and juvs
Semipalmated Plover 1 Exact count
Killdeer 27 Exact count
Hudsonian Godwit 3 Exact count. All adults in mostly basic (transitional) plumage. Slightly larger than greater yellowlegs but much bulkier. Long, slightly upturned bill was dark towards tip and orangish near base. Scapulars and mantle solid plain gray (basic). Tertials and outer wing coverts patterned (retained alternate plumage). Breast solid plain buffy-warm gray. Belly with very few scattered rufous (retained alternate) feathers. First bird had significant black barring around the vent area. Fewer alternate undertail coverts retained in 2nd and 3rd birds (not as obvious but still visible from a distance). 3rd bird had the most retained rufous belly feathers (visible in photos). Only the first bird was seen in flight: Dark upperwings with narrow white stripe. Black axillaries and underwing coverts seen in flight. Black tail contrasting with white rump. Very poor distant photos obtained of the first bird. Better photos of the last two birds. No flight photos.

The godwits were seen from the east levee. The first bird was seen at approx. 38.970237, -87.165432 as it rested and foraged with a large flock of dowitchers. These birds were jumpy. The HUGO at one point did a long circling flight around MPW but then returned to the same area. About 10 minutes later, the HUGO took flight again and was seen very high heading NW over SR 59 x 200 S on a heading toward GP10N (but it was not found in this unit later in the day). The second two birds were sleeping just south of the double ditches at approx. 38.977214, -87.169154 They appeared exhausted and one or both were sleeping most of the time we viewed them. Photos were obtained of these sleepy birds where they can clearly be aged as adults in mostly basic plumage.
Stilt Sandpiper 66 Exact count, all juvs. The biggest group was at 38.966000, -87.162027 while the others were in a few groups near the first godwit
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 Exact count, we got lucky and saw it come out of the grass on this gravel strip to bathe. After a bath it quickly went back into the grass and disappeared. Approx. location 38.967210, -87.162167
Pectoral Sandpiper 23 Exact count
Short-billed Dowitcher 12 Exact count
Long-billed Dowitcher 0 Possible. Some dowitchers were too distant to see plumage details, but looked very plain with much gray on the breast.
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher 5 too distant to be identified to species
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count
Greater Yellowlegs 4 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 16 Exact count
Bell's Vireo 3
American Crow 7
Tree Swallow 3
Gray Catbird 1
Bobolink 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 12:04 PM - 12:27 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.67 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water l
9 species

Wood Duck 6
Blue-winged Teal 12
Green-winged Teal 16
Semipalmated Plover 4 Exact count
Killdeer 28 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 6 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 17 Exact count
Spotted Sandpiper 1
American Crow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 12:33 PM - 12:44 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water h
5 species

Wood Duck 9
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 13
Great Egret 3
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 12:55 PM - 1:08 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.75 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water h
10 species

Wood Duck 8
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 11
Great Egret 9
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 6 Exact count
Killdeer 3 Exact count
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP7, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 1:11 PM - 1:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
4 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Great Horned Owl 1 flushed from ditch
American Crow 2
American Goldfinch 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP10N, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 1:49 PM - 2:26 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: disturbance a water h
17 species

Wood Duck 8
Mallard (Northern) 7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 18
Great Egret 21
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 1
Semipalmated Plover 1 Exact count
Killdeer 16 Exact count
Stilt Sandpiper 18 Exact count
Least Sandpiper 5 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 5 Exact count
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 6 Exact count
Bell's Vireo 1
American Crow 2
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Visitor Center, Greene, Indiana, US
Aug 30, 2017 2:53 PM
Protocol: Incidental
2 species

Northern Harrier 1 2nd year male in interesting and beautiful transitional plumage
Bobolink 2

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
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(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

 

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Date: 8/30/17 5:02 pm
From: ROBERT BARBER <robert_barber_389...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawks
100+ Common Nighthawks going south from my house in Bedford on a magnetic heading of 160. Anyone in New Albany, Clarksville, Jeffersonville might get a look either late this evening or tomorrow. Time is 8pm right now. Single bird up to 5 at a time, steady stream about 150 ft up. Amazing. Got to see if I got any good shots out of 250+ .

Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/
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Date: 8/30/17 4:13 pm
From: jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Fwd: [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks/lake Monroe
Update to my prior post...more and more nighthawks continue to stream over Fourwinds resort...estimate to this point-150.

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At least 50 common nighthawks streaming overhead at Fourwinds resort this evening. Jeff Sells Pekin, IN


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Date: 8/30/17 3:55 pm
From: jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks/lake Monroe
At least 50 common nighthawks streaming overhead at Fourwinds resort this evening. Jeff Sells Pekin, IN


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Date: 8/30/17 2:28 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NIghthawks Morgan County
Yesterday evening we had 9 nighthawks flyover heading northwest.Other sightings included 2 olive-sided flycatchers, first for our property in many years, chestnut sided first fall male, Tennessee, and magnolia warblers. Also N. parula, common yellowthroat, and female redstarts, and male and female scarlet tanagers. Doug Johnstone,  Morgan County.
 

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Date: 8/30/17 11:52 am
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Wednesday Hike--Olive-sided Flycatcher-2
The Woods was still relatively quiet today, but it was exciting for all walkers to have our first and second sightings to be Olive-sided Flycatchers. Other migrants include Swainson's Thrush, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler, and an Ovenbird.
8/30 Species ListRed Shouldered Hawk-1Red-tailed hawk-1Ruby-throated Hummingbird-4Mourning Dove-3Downy Woodpecker-2Northern FlickerRed-bellied WoodpeckerEastern Wood Pewee-2Olive-sided Flycatcher-2Blue Jay-3Black-capped Chickadee-4White-breasted Nuthatch-2American Robin-33Swainson's Thrush-3Gray Catbird-2Warbling Vireo-1Northern Cardinal-8Common Grackle-4Red-winged Blackbird-3Baltimore Oriole-2Eastern Towhee-5House Sparrow-18House Finch-11American Goldfinch-9American Redstart-1Blackburnian Warbler-1Common Yellowthroat-fe 2Ovenbird-1
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Date: 8/30/17 9:18 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hudsonian Godwits @ Goose Pond
Amy Kearns and I observed three Hudsonian Godwits in Main Pool West today between 11am and noon. One bird flew a long distance and may have departed. The other two were resting amongst a small patch of vegetation in the open water just south of the double ditches peninsula. Access of MPW east level is best from SR 59. 
Also present Buff-breasted Sandpiper about 1/2 mile south of double ditches.

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Date: 8/30/17 8:40 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Late August migrants - Bloomington area
Susan & I brought our Ornithology class to North Fork Refuge on Monday & Tuesday mornings. There were a lot more migrants present on Monday morning, as we recorded 9 warbler species - Nor. Waterthrush, Prothonotary W., Tennessee W., Com. Yellowthroat, Am. Redstart, Nor. Parula, Blackburnian W., Chestnut-sided W., and Prairie W. Yesterday, the highlight (for me, not for the students :-)) was a singing Olive-sided Flycatcher; we recorded only 5 warbler species.

Last Saturday (8/26), when Susan and I visited North Fork, we had our first ever (for North Fork) small flock of Horned Larks - all juveniles. We also saw an early Mourning Warbler at the beginning of the far south dike. The previous day, on a walk on Yellowwood Lake Rd., we had several nice migrant flocks, recording 12 warbler species, including 2 Worm-eating, 2 Golden-winged, 2 Blue-winged, a Hooded, and 2 Blackburnian.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN


North Fork Waterfowl Resting Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
32 species

Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 7

Double-crested Cormorant 12

Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 8
Green Heron 1

Bald Eagle 1

Killdeer 1

Mourning Dove 3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
American Crow 3
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5

North Fork Waterfowl Resting Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
37 species

Wood Duck 6
Mallard 2

Double-crested Cormorant 40

Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 3

Bald Eagle 1

Killdeer 4
Spotted Sandpiper 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Prothonotary Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 1
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 3
Song Sparrow 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 2

North Fork Waterfowl Resting Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Aug 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
37 species

Wood Duck 6
Mallard 4

Double-crested Cormorant 31

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Great Egret 3
Green Heron 3

Turkey Vulture 2

Killdeer 8
Wilson's Snipe 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 1

Mourning Dove 2

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2

Hairy Woodpecker 5

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 8
Horned Lark 8
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Song Sparrow 3
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 4

Yellowwood State Forest, Brown, Indiana, US
Aug 25, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
33 species

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 8
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Golden-winged Warbler 2
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 6
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 4
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 2
 

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Date: 8/29/17 9:03 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
Thanks Walter, and nice tip on the hind foot!

On Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:45:28 +0000 (UTC), you wrote:

>Adult SANDERLING molting from breeding to nonbreeding plumage. An easy way to double-check this ID is by the lack of a hind toe on the foot.
>
>Walter Marcisz
>Chicago, IL
>
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>
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>On Tue, 8/29/17, Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> wrote:
>
> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
> To: "In-Bird-L" <in-bird-l...>
> Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:25 AM
>
> Anyone ID this one legged sandpiper? Found on
> a SC beach...
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36498862050
>
 

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Date: 8/29/17 8:50 am
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
Adult SANDERLING molting from breeding to nonbreeding plumage. An easy way to double-check this ID is by the lack of a hind toe on the foot.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, IL





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On Tue, 8/29/17, Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> wrote:

Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
To: "In-Bird-L" <in-bird-l...>
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 10:25 AM

Anyone ID this one legged sandpiper? Found on
a SC beach...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36498862050

 

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Date: 8/29/17 8:25 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] One Legged Sandpiper
Anyone ID this one legged sandpiper? Found on a SC beach...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/36498862050
 

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Date: 8/28/17 7:56 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Co. Shorebird Farm AMGP, 8 Stilt Sandpipers
With water levels dropping, some new birds arrived today.  Highlights this evening were 8 molting ad. Stilt Sandpipers and a molting adult American Golden-plover.  Killdeer, peeps and Semipalmated Plovers have increased while Pectorals and Yellowlegs have decreased. 

Killdeer-42
Semipalmated Plover-7
American Golden-Plover-1  photos
Gr. Yellowlegs-2
Lesser Yellowlegs-10
Spotted Sandpiper-2
Pectoral Sandpiper-16
Semipalmated Sandpiper-3
Least Sandpiper-13
Stilt Sandpiper-8 photos

John Kendall
Warsaw


 

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Date: 8/28/17 9:15 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Clay county migrants
I birded Chinook mine and two areas along Cory-Staunton Rd, looking for open country warblers. Got 7 warblers, 5 vireo species.


Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2017 6:55 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove the circuit of 600N, 650W, 500N, 550W, and then out to the east on 500N; but birded mainly on or near 600N. Weather cool after overnight light rain, 63 deg F, light wind, clouds 100%. Birds fairly quiet.
34 species

Canada Goose 6 flock heard
Northern Bobwhite 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 15
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Bell's Vireo 3
American Crow 18
Carolina Chickadee 6
House Wren 1
Sedge Wren 1 call note heard at 650W/600N in tallgrass
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 60
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1 male seen
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1 male
Prairie Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 5 still singing
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 7
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Blue Grosbeak 6 four singing males plus one pair
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38869318





Fishing Area-Chinook East, Clay, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birded the shrubby area north of loop parking lot, between the lakes, following two-track path.
24 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3 1 juvenile, 2 ad
Cedar Waxwing 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 7
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38869451

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org<http://ebird.org/>)East of Cory Staunton Rd, Clay, Indiana, US
Aug 28, 2017 9:50 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: "Strip Pits Road". Stopped first at Daredevil Lake turnoff, where birds were lively in tree line on north side of road. Then drove 0.3 miles further and tried again.
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 1
White-eyed Vireo 1 singing
Warbling Vireo 1 foraging
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 8
Carolina Chickadee 2
House Wren 1 song
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1 perched quietly on tree top for several minutes
Blue-winged Warbler 1 adult male, a little duller than spring, foraging actively in Virginia creeper vine on tree
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 1 plain female plumage
Prairie Warbler 1 female or young, approached curiously to pish
Field Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Summer Tanager 1 female plumage
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 call, heard only
Blue Grosbeak 1 song
Baltimore Oriole 1 female
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38869616

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

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






 

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Date: 8/28/17 7:06 am
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Michigan City REKN
One is on the outer breakwall 9:05 am cdt.

John Kendall
Warsaw In

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/27/17 11:00 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday August 27, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 81 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard 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: 8/27/17 9:40 am
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh BEVI
I just heard a Bell's Vireo at Eagle Marsh in Allen County. Location is
along the towpath trail about halfway between the pump road gate and where
the path becomes paved. I was able to obtaine some audio but did not see
the bird.

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 8/27/17 8:08 am
From: Sterrenburg, Lee W. <sterren...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] HUGO
Juvenile Hudsonian Godwit, 2 American avocets, 3 Stilt Sandpipers, & 1 buff breasted sandpiper in Goosepond main pool west. from East Levee 1/4 mile south of the DD Peninsula. --LS KM & Michael Brown

 

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Date: 8/26/17 9:40 pm
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawk Movement
On Thursday evening, August 24 at approximately 7:37 PM, at about 116th Street and Rangeline Road in Carmel, IN, I observed approximately 30-35 Common nighthawks flying south to north. The movement appeared to be migratory in nature, but not sure why they were flying south to north. Every bird looked exactly the same so no way to identify gender.


AngeloJ. Dattilo, LPG
PrincipalGeologist
A.D.Environmental, Inc.
14706Wheatfield Lane
Carmel,IN 46032
317-753-4239


<angelo...>
www.ajdenvironmental.com

 

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Date: 8/26/17 1:45 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (26-Aug-2017) hawk flight at Miller
Today (26-Aug-2017) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

The day’s highlight was a nice autumn hawk flight that yielded 123 raptors of six species, including very good Red-tailed Hawk and Bald Eagle counts. We also enjoyed 10 shorebird and 8 warbler species. All and all a fine day afield.

—FORSYTHE PARK & ADJACENT WOLF LAKE (the park was birdless)
Double-crested Cormorant,2
Great Blue Heron,3
Great Egret,6
Snowy Egret,1
Green Heron,1
Semipalmated Plover,8 juvs
Spotted Sandpiper,3 juvs
Least Sandpiper,3 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,4- adult & 3 juvs
Caspian Tern,3
Chimney Swift,1

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY. (met Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,100 apx
Mourning Dove,9
Chimney Swift,15
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Warbling Vireo,2 singing
Barn Swallow,4
Gray Catbird,2
Tennessee Warbler,1
Yellow Warbler,2 first-cycle
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Magnolia Warbler,1
Cape May Warbler,1
Bay-breasted Warbler,2
Blackpoll Warbler,6
American Redstart,9
Baltimore Oriole,1

—WHITING PARK (also virtually birdless)
European Collared-Dove,6 on tennis court fence
American Kestrel,1 male

—129 ST RECLIMATION SITE
Great Blue Heron,1
Great Egret,1
Semipalmated Plover,6 juvs
Killdeer,9
Spotted Sandpiper,1 juv
Least Sandpiper,5 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,22 juvs
Caspian Tern,16
Barn Swallow,20

—CARLSON OXBOW PARK
Great Blue Heron,4
Great Egret,3
Snowy Egret,1- first site record
Semipalmated Plover,1 juv
Killdeer,30
Lesser Yellowlegs,8 juvs
Spotted Sandpiper,3 juvs
Least Sandpiper,1 juv
Semipalmated Sandpiper,3 juvs
Pectoral Sandpiper,3 adults
Stilt Sandpiper,1 juv
Chimney Swift,40
Belted Kingfisher,1
Purple Martin,2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
Barn Swallow,30
Brown Thrasher,1

—MILLER BEACH (lakewatch 111:30-2:00PM with Jeff McCoy & Michael Topp. A five-knot ESE wind pushed the raptors westward along the lakefront. Several kettles of five birds were noted. )
Turkey Vulture,6
Osprey,1
Bald Eagle,9- adult & 8 juvs- record fall count for the lakefront
Cooper’s Hawk,1
Red-shouldered Hawk,2
Broad-winged Hawk,11
Red-tailed Hawk,93- lakefront’s 2nd largest fall count
Sanderling,2 juvs
Chimney Swift,7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2
Barn Swallow,2

—LONG LAKE (on Hwy 12) Eastern Kingbird,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 8/26/17 8:56 am
From: Aidan Rominger <arominger26...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 2 Buff-Breasted Sandpipers- Lebanon Sod Farms
There are currently 2 Buff-breasted sandpipers in the sod field off of N 350W. They are in the south fields with the broken irrigation pump. There is a small pull off you can park at just off of 350W to view the birds.

Happy birding!
--Aidan Rominger

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 8/24/17 12:14 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Hammond Bird Sanctuary early warblers
24 August 2017- -While I was on the main trail in the Hammond Bird
Sanctuary, a flock of warblers flew overhead in the southeast direction.

American Kestrel 1 on telephone line.

Northern Mockingbird 1 on telephone line.

Cooper's Hawk, 1 juv, at the feeding station.



On the trail there were:

Ovenbird 2

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Tennessee Warbler 2

American Redstart 5 females

Yellow Warbler 1

Blackpoll Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler

Scarlet Tanager 1 F



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting


 

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Date: 8/24/17 12:02 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Guided shorebird hike to Goose Pond FWA Sept 6 (no sightings)
Birders,

There is an opportunity on Wednesday, September 6 to attend a guided hike to view migratory shorebirds at Goose Pond FWA. It is an Indiana Dept of Natural Resources field trip and is free to all. Preregistration is required. Here is in the link to read more about it and sign up:

http://www.in.gov/activecalendar_dnr/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=15529&information_id=35269&type=&syndicate=syndicate

Amy Kearns
Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife
562 DNR Rd Mitchell IN 47446
<akearns...><http://mc/compose?to=<akearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586> ext. 223 (office)
(812) 844-3042 (cell)

[nongame promo 2 ed]


 

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Date: 8/24/17 11:49 am
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] belated Scissor-tailed Flycatcher report
Denny Jones asked me to post that he had a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher fly across
the highway in front of him so close he almost hit it on the evening of August 22.
This was south of Indy on I-65 at mile marker 76.

Gary Bowman

 

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