IN-BIRD-L
Received From Subject
5/29/17 11:13 am Colleen Craven-Becker <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cane Ridge NWR -Whimbrel
5/29/17 8:28 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh REDH-- May 29, 2017; 2nd Try
5/29/17 8:13 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh REDH; SW Allen Grassland Birds-- May 29, 2017 AM
5/29/17 7:52 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy egret Gibson co
5/28/17 6:24 pm Hengeveld, Susan E. <shengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, May 28, 2017
5/28/17 12:47 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - Migration wind down
5/28/17 10:50 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, May 28, 2017
5/28/17 9:10 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, May 28, 2017, Least Bittern
5/28/17 6:44 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island YBCU-- May 28, 2017 AM
5/28/17 5:15 am John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough FWA 5/27
5/28/17 5:04 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond Saturday
5/28/17 4:49 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond Saturday
5/27/17 9:28 pm Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 5/27/17 - 2 Lake County locations
5/27/17 8:07 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Request for Info or Photos RE: Goose Pond FWA Mottled Duck or hybrid ducks (no sightings)
5/27/17 8:03 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh LEBI-- May 27, 2017 AM
5/27/17 3:56 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] NW Indiana (27-May-2017)
5/27/17 11:18 am Conrad, Tiffany <TConrad...> [IN-BIRD-L] Monthly Bird Survey at Gene Stratton-Porter June 1
5/27/17 5:40 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [IN-BIRD-L] MOWA in IN
5/26/17 8:32 pm Bobbi Siegmann <bobbileesiegmann...> [IN-BIRD-L] Please let me know how to change settings for receiving msgs
5/26/17 5:12 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh BLTE-- May 26, 2017 PM
5/26/17 10:37 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
5/25/17 11:54 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] Grant St. Manhole Fixed
5/25/17 8:30 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA Ducks, Terns, and Shorebirds
5/25/17 8:04 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Co. Least Bitterns, Bobolinks, Mourning Warbler and others
5/25/17 7:07 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sullivan county warblers
5/25/17 6:11 pm ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM, 5-20-2017
5/25/17 5:58 pm Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels in Madison County.
5/25/17 2:20 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck
5/25/17 12:24 pm Rachel Holdeman <rah8490...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels in Madison County.
5/25/17 11:36 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck
5/25/17 10:25 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] GPFWA possible mottled duck
5/24/17 4:46 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 5/23 28 warbler species and lots of flycatchers
5/24/17 2:53 pm John Kaehr <kaehrj...> [IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive east
5/24/17 1:54 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 24, 2017
5/24/17 1:14 pm Margaret Schwarz <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purple Finch
5/24/17 11:11 am Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Summer Bird Count starts June 1 (no sightings)
5/24/17 7:32 am Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] RE: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17
5/24/17 6:45 am Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17
5/23/17 3:51 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2017
5/23/17 10:20 am John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM
5/23/17 10:00 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: shorebirds at Wolf Lake wetland
5/23/17 7:39 am Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] FOS Hummer and Pewee
5/23/17 7:28 am Evan Speck <carroll656...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
5/23/17 3:53 am Evan Speck <carroll656...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
5/22/17 8:12 pm Meredig, John <jm3...> [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's warbler
5/22/17 6:56 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
5/22/17 6:22 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM
5/22/17 4:38 pm Robert D. Hughes <rhughes.enteract...> [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough, 5/22 a.m.
5/22/17 3:59 pm Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black-bellied Plover - Madison County - 5/22/17
5/22/17 3:40 pm Meredig, John <jm3...> [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
5/22/17 12:42 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler Reply.
5/22/17 12:42 pm John Kaehr <kaehrj...> [IN-BIRD-L] East Beverly Drive
5/22/17 12:28 pm Meredig, John <jm3...> [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler Posey co.
5/22/17 10:52 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Wilson's Phalarope and Dunlin
5/22/17 10:30 am Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] S. Floyd County
5/22/17 6:49 am Gary Bowman <otus44...> [IN-BIRD-L] Knox Co Mississippi Kites
5/21/17 7:29 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dolan Wetlands - Cattle Egret - 5/21
5/21/17 6:01 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne - IPFW West Campus / California Rd Woodlot
5/21/17 4:44 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island - AM
5/21/17 4:01 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen- May 21 AM (2nd Try) and PM
5/21/17 1:17 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: 129th St. State Line Wetland
5/21/17 11:57 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP, OSFL, MOWA, CONW, and much more
5/21/17 11:23 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 21, 2017
5/20/17 5:17 pm Michael Topp <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] N.W.Indiana - 5/20 - Smith's Longspurs, Sanderlings and Y.H.Blackbird
5/20/17 2:17 pm Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> [IN-BIRD-L] Mounds State Park - 5/20/17
5/20/17 1:48 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island CONW-- May 20, 2017
5/20/17 1:00 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] GLOSSY IBIS - Kingsbury
5/20/17 11:44 am ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM
5/20/17 11:22 am Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 20-May-2017
5/20/17 8:55 am Tom <annntom...> [IN-BIRD-L] Big May Count Johnson County
5/20/17 7:41 am Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...> [IN-BIRD-L] Owen-County Whip-poor-wills
5/20/17 7:05 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] SINGING NELSON'S SPARROW - Willow Slough
5/20/17 6:50 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] SINGING NELSON'S SPARROW - Willow Slough
5/20/17 6:23 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] How many colors can you see in a Male Wood Duck Plumage?
5/19/17 11:26 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] WARNING: Grant St. Manhole Cover Damaged
5/19/17 4:59 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront and Kingsbury 22 warbler species, Olive-sided Flycatcher, GC Kinglet
5/19/17 2:06 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo Co - Cattle Egret, White-rumped Sandpiper, Lark Sparrow, Connecticut Warbler
5/19/17 12:08 pm John Kaehr <kaehrj...> [IN-BIRD-L] Correction - Re: Dunes Area - 33 warbler species
5/19/17 11:34 am John Kaehr <kaehrj...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Area - 33 warbler species
5/19/17 10:36 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dolan Wetlands, May 19 - LBHE
5/19/17 7:23 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Blacked-necked Stilts, Hamilton Co.
5/18/17 10:19 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] another Mississippi Kite in Vigo Co.
5/18/17 10:09 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island YBFL-- May 18, 2017 Late AM
5/18/17 5:51 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 18, 2017 AM
5/18/17 5:24 am Angie Quinn <angie...> [IN-BIRD-L] Urban Fort Wayne Highlights
5/17/17 5:55 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Newton County Prairie Birds
5/17/17 1:56 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
5/17/17 1:13 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Highlights
5/17/17 12:59 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lindenwood Cemetery YBCU-- May 17, 2017 AM
5/17/17 9:45 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] sw. Vigo Co.- Miss. Kite, and a few shorebirds
5/17/17 7:54 am Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hammond Sanctuary
5/17/17 5:08 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [IN-BIRD-L] MOWAs
5/17/17 4:33 am bob carper <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Atterbury Big May Day
5/17/17 3:25 am Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Thrushes return
5/16/17 7:27 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] A Peak Day at Fox Island; BBCU, GWWA, CONW, MOWA-- May 16, 2017
5/16/17 7:02 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Big May Day Count W. Beverly Shores BCNH roost
5/16/17 6:46 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hammond area and Kankakee FWA
5/16/17 5:43 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA least terns
5/16/17 3:38 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (16-May-17) Warbs, Olive-sided, Snowy E., and Summer Tans
5/16/17 12:57 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Allen County
5/16/17 1:33 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] NE Ind. - nocturnal flight calls
5/15/17 8:34 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Dunes SP and Kankakee FWA Golden Eagle, Lark Sparrow, Wilson's Phalarope, WRSA's, Semi Plover count, Alder FC's
5/15/17 6:20 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Shorebirds-- May 15, 2017 PM
5/15/17 6:19 pm Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> [IN-BIRD-L] White-rumped Sandpiper/Short-billed Dowitchers - Madison County
5/15/17 6:03 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Olive--sided Flycatcher & Porter and Laporte County birds
5/15/17 3:24 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long Shore Survey, Dunes State Park.
5/15/17 10:31 am Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park Allen Co
5/15/17 9:58 am John Kaehr <kaehrj...> [IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Shores-Yellow-breasted Chat
5/15/17 9:54 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] NECO - 5/15
5/15/17 9:49 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 15, 2017 AM
5/15/17 4:33 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black Scoter - e. end Lk. Lemon
5/14/17 9:03 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen FOTEs; Eagle Marsh AMBI, LEBI, COGA-- May 14, 2017 PM
5/14/17 9:02 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Porter Co. May Count
5/14/17 7:49 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lawrence County Big May Day 5-13-17
5/14/17 7:43 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, May 14 - NECO
5/14/17 3:34 pm Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 14, 2017
5/14/17 12:07 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: SW Allen Co.-- May 13, 2017
5/14/17 11:23 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - MOWA, CAWA, PHVI
5/14/17 11:07 am Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dearborn County MAY DAY COUNT
5/13/17 8:05 pm Matt Beatty <mbeatty233...> [IN-BIRD-L] West Beverly Shores - May Count
5/13/17 8:00 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park - Least Bittern
5/13/17 7:13 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Co.-- May 13, 2017
5/13/17 6:49 pm Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Dunes NL--Cowles Bog (Porter Co.), May 13, 2017
5/13/17 6:33 pm Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...> [IN-BIRD-L] Marsh Wren, Goose Pond FWA
5/13/17 5:10 pm Robert D. Hughes <rhughes.enteract...> [IN-BIRD-L] Shades State Park, 5/13 a.m.
5/13/17 5:02 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Southern Porter County-May Count
5/13/17 2:20 pm Lynn Vernon <vscs...> [IN-BIRD-L] May Count - eBird Report - May 13, 2017
5/13/17 1:51 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- US-IN-Seymour-Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge - 38.9596x-85.7979 -- May 13, 2017
5/13/17 1:15 pm Randy Pals <rjpals...> [IN-BIRD-L] May Count - Lycokiwe Trail, State Park Boundary Road, Mnoke Prairie
5/13/17 12:18 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - Potato Creek SP, May 13, 2017
5/13/17 5:18 am Vicky Foltz <vfoltz655...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard Birds Fort Wayne
5/12/17 9:46 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] GSM 3 May: Hudsonian Godwit
5/12/17 6:34 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Allen County PHVI, CCSP, SUTA-- May 12, 2017 AM
5/12/17 6:34 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park - AM, Eagle Marsh - PM
5/12/17 4:24 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kankakee River and Lakefront areas Warblers and shorebirds
5/12/17 4:16 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kankakee River and Lakefront areas shorebirds and 20 warbler species
5/12/17 4:00 pm John Kaehr <kaehrj...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
5/12/17 12:56 pm Osland, Gregory <gosland...> [IN-BIRD-L] Connecticut Warbler - Eagle Creek Park
5/12/17 9:16 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, May 12, 2017 Black-billed Cuckoo
5/12/17 8:09 am Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Elkhart Yard Birds
5/12/17 7:44 am Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dearborn County Lubbe Woods
5/12/17 7:31 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP(2), CATE-- May 11 PM
5/12/17 4:05 am jeffmccoy <jeffmccoy...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
5/11/17 6:18 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
5/11/17 5:42 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park and Bicentennial Woods - AM
5/11/17 4:37 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP Update
5/11/17 4:01 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP(2), CATE-- May 11 PM
5/11/17 3:55 pm John Kaehr <kaehrj...> [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
5/11/17 1:01 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog- Mourning Warbler
5/11/17 12:56 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Marion Co Eagle Creek Park
5/11/17 12:51 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ripley Co Versailles SP
5/11/17 11:42 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
5/11/17 7:36 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Loon, Black Tern Celery Bog Nature Area, May 11, 2017
5/10/17 6:29 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 10, 2017 PM
5/10/17 2:37 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - (lake) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 9, 2017
5/10/17 2:28 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: possible worm-eating warbler at HBS
5/10/17 2:21 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 10, 2017
5/10/17 2:19 pm Osland, Gregory <gosland...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park -- May 10, 2017
5/10/17 2:12 pm Osland, Gregory <gosland...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park - Marion County
5/10/17 1:52 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail remains at Muscatatuck NWR
5/10/17 12:34 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo woods birds
5/10/17 12:27 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long Shore Count, Dunes State Park.
5/10/17 12:26 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Yellow-headed blackbird orange co NO
5/10/17 9:20 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-headed blackbird orange co
5/10/17 9:00 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront May 9th
5/9/17 9:08 pm ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Westfield Monon, Greyhound Pass to 156th Street, Hamilton County, May 9, 2017
5/9/17 5:25 pm Gail & John McNierney <jagmac...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here
5/9/17 2:37 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
5/9/17 8:11 am Meredith Vaughn <tortiepants...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here
5/9/17 7:56 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 9, 2017 AM
5/9/17 7:28 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen AMPI, LISP-- May 8, 2017
5/9/17 1:19 am Julia Mast <mastjul...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here
5/8/17 9:56 pm Spring Ryding <smelryd...> [IN-BIRD-L] Whip-poor-will
5/8/17 9:28 pm Amy Wilms <wilmsab...> [IN-BIRD-L] Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary - Red-breasted Nuthatch
5/8/17 7:45 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Parke County day of birding
5/8/17 7:44 pm ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Migrants, Home, Carmel, Hamilton County, IN
5/8/17 7:33 pm ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Male Scarlet Tanager, Cool Creek Park, Hamilton County, IN
5/8/17 5:56 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA 5/8/17 Lots of water
5/8/17 11:53 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Summer Tanager HBS
5/7/17 7:51 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison 5/7 - 16 warbler sp, Veery, pewee, both tanagers
5/7/17 4:36 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 4 Clay-colored Sparrow
5/7/17 4:30 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Kreider's juvenile or Harlan's light plumage Hawk at S entrance to Eagle Creek Park this evening.
5/7/17 2:25 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park and Bicentennial Woods - AM
5/7/17 12:10 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park-- May 7, 2017
5/7/17 11:05 am John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Allen County
5/7/17 10:40 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 7, 2017
5/7/17 9:59 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purdue University--Wildlife Area, May 7, 2017 Red-breasted Nuthatch
5/7/17 6:57 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yohne Road BLGR-- May 7, 2017 AM
5/7/17 6:47 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [IN-BIRD-L] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
5/6/17 6:55 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Fox Island AM and Eagle Marsh PM
5/6/17 6:33 pm Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Muscatatuck NWR--Auto Tour Loop Drive, May 6, 2017
5/6/17 3:04 pm Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail, Muscatatuck NWR
5/6/17 2:21 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (6-May-2017) Little Blue Heron
5/6/17 1:51 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 2 North winds continue
5/6/17 1:35 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
5/6/17 1:13 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Pacific loon Monroe co
5/6/17 12:35 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pacific loon Monroe co
5/6/17 11:51 am Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne FOYs
5/6/17 11:15 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Summer Tanager
5/6/17 10:34 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island-- May 6, 2017 AM
5/6/17 10:12 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ad. Little Blue Heron - Kingsbury
5/6/17 8:09 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine, Vigo - rails, gallinule, bobolink
5/6/17 6:49 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
5/6/17 4:05 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh-- May 5, 2017 PM
5/5/17 9:38 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
5/5/17 2:10 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 2 Common Terns
5/5/17 1:47 pm Osland, Gregory <gosland...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Eagle Creek Park -- May 5, 2017
5/5/17 10:46 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Welker Road HESP, Area Annuals-- May 5 AM
5/5/17 9:27 am ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN, May 3, 2017
5/5/17 8:57 am Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 5/5 - least bittern - Lake County
5/5/17 8:05 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Red knot Gibson co yes (NO SIGHTINGS)
5/4/17 7:33 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve-continueing Summer Tanager
5/4/17 4:52 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 1 personal account.
5/4/17 12:38 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh Area-- May 3 PM
5/4/17 6:33 am Judith Ferrell <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hummer
5/4/17 6:32 am dhkaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail
5/4/17 6:00 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hummingbird, etc. - Fort Wayne
5/4/17 5:50 am Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hummingbird, etc. - Fort Wayne
5/3/17 7:36 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
5/3/17 5:25 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Morning Chimney Swift exodus from Harmony School chimney, Bloomington
5/3/17 4:15 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson Co Red Knot, Wilsons Phalarope
5/3/17 1:34 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve -Wednesday Bird Hike: Blue-winged Warbler, Summer Tanager
5/3/17 1:06 pm rrsbirder <rrsbirder...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen SUTA; Eagle Marsh SACR-- May 1, 2017
5/3/17 12:38 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: HBS & 129th St. State Line wetland
5/3/17 12:26 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail at Muscatatuck.
5/3/17 12:18 pm Kim Charles <kcharlesmsw...> [IN-BIRD-L] King rail MNWR
5/3/17 10:25 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Red knot Gibson co yes
5/3/17 9:35 am Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...> [IN-BIRD-L] ISU campus Cape May Warbler
5/3/17 8:48 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Red knot Gibson co
5/3/17 8:47 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook, Vigo - shorebirds etc
5/3/17 8:03 am Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond BBWD and Willet, Home
5/3/17 7:34 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red knot Gibson co
5/3/17 6:19 am dhkaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail Muscatatuck
5/3/17 6:03 am jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: Bobolinks Washington county
5/3/17 5:58 am jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bobolinks Washington county
5/2/17 7:23 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds 5-2-17
5/2/17 6:23 pm L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve- Summer Tanager
5/2/17 6:06 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Free shorebird hike offered at GPFWA May 9 (no sightings)
5/2/17 6:04 pm john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, May 2, 2017 Prairie Warbler
5/2/17 2:52 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gpfwa black-bellied whistling-duck yes
5/2/17 1:42 pm Leland Shaum <sleepyck...> [IN-BIRD-L] LaPorte Co. Smith's Longspurs. Willet and White-rumped Sandpiper at Kankakee FWA
5/2/17 1:39 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront, Willets and Orange-crowned Warblers
5/2/17 10:10 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Little Blue Heron
5/2/17 8:51 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gpfwa Willet
5/2/17 8:13 am David Crouch <nighthawk...> [IN-BIRD-L] Llttle Blue Heron
5/2/17 5:10 am Chuck Mills <ccmills...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson County Big May day count.
5/1/17 6:02 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen SUTA; Eagle Marsh SACR-- May 1, 2017
5/1/17 4:47 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] LBDO's at Pierce Rd.
5/1/17 1:49 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR
5/1/17 1:15 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine Vigo, LB Dowitchers
5/1/17 12:10 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long Shore Survey, Indiana Dunes State Park.
5/1/17 12:06 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Versailles SP, Home
5/1/17 11:04 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] FW: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, May 1, 2017
4/30/17 6:45 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax Willets; SW Monroe Co Indigo Buntings, RB Grosbeaks, more
4/30/17 5:48 pm Clint Maddox <clint.maddox1963...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds
4/30/17 4:35 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Correction on Longspur field location
4/30/17 4:32 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] LaPorte Co. areas: Long-billed Dowitcher fiesta, Lapland Longspurs
4/30/17 3:20 pm Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bicentennial Woods 4/29, Dustin Preserve 4/29, Franke Park 4/30
4/30/17 2:41 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison - Purple Finch, good mix of warblers
4/30/17 2:35 pm <tatms...> <tatms...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bobolinks , Dubois county
4/30/17 2:17 pm Mag <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge field trip Franke Park April 29
4/30/17 1:57 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Laughing Gull, Michigan City Harbor.
4/30/17 1:16 pm Gary Bowman <otus44...> [IN-BIRD-L] Warrick County Ruff (Reeve) and others
4/30/17 12:59 pm Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 4/30/17 - AMAV - Miller Beach
4/30/17 12:57 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park - American Bittern
4/30/17 12:51 pm Haddan, John T <jhaddan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Summer Tanager, North Lawrence Co.
4/30/17 12:25 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island-- April 30 Noon
4/30/17 12:07 pm Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday April 30,2017
4/30/17 11:18 am Vicky Foltz <vfoltz655...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
4/30/17 9:31 am Katherine Smith <katherinev.smith...> [IN-BIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
4/30/17 7:31 am Loyce Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 2 Backyard FOY birds
4/30/17 7:26 am Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Annuals-- April 30, 2017 AM
4/29/17 7:30 pm Jeremy Ross <jeremy.ross...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black bellied whistling duck - GP 12
4/29/17 5:20 pm Terry Wise <terrylwise1...> [IN-BIRD-L] sw daviess co. hummingbird and rose breasted grosbeak
4/29/17 4:56 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island, Allen County
4/29/17 4:34 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh Area-- April 29, 2017 PM
4/29/17 3:24 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (29-Apr-2017)
4/29/17 3:15 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Willet and Wilson's Phalarope at Wakarusa
4/29/17 2:05 pm Rodger Rang <rrang...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen YHBL Report-- April 29
4/29/17 8:43 am john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 4/28 Dunes SP/Cowles Bog/McCool & Kankakee River areas - Long-billed Dowitchers, Wilson's Phlaropes, B-N Stilts
 
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Date: 5/29/17 11:13 am
From: Colleen Craven-Becker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cane Ridge NWR -Whimbrel
A Whimbrel was just observed flying over the tern island, perhaps looking to land. We finally lost sight at 12:55 after watching it for 5 minutes. It was observed by Liz and Bryan Haig and ourselves.

It was grayish brown overall with long down curved bill. It appeared to be twice the size of the least terns. Did not observe white shaft on outermost primary but did notice dark patch near​ wrist on upper wing.
,

Tom and Colleen Becker

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID
 

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Date: 5/29/17 8:28 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh REDH-- May 29, 2017; 2nd Try
Although it's likely operator error, I prefer to think that a faulty email program and/or misbehaving laptop is to blame for a messed-up format on my first post attempt. Here's another:


I checked the west end of Eagle Marsh just after sunrise this morning and found four REDHEADs (2m, 2f) loafing in the near shallow water and partly obscured by the vegetation immediately south of the Boy Scout lot.  The previous late departure date for typical spring migrants in NE Indiana is May 12, but Jim Haw's migration file also notes three June summering records of the species.  Other noteworthy species at this end this morning were Wood Duck (12+; one male, one female with 10+ little dudes in tow), Blue-winged Teal (2 males; another species that sometimes summers here), and a singing Marsh Wren.

Highlights on the opposite end of the property were 14 Great Egrets at the Eagle Marsh mitigation area and a nice, if brief, visit with Brian Wood at Serv-All.

Afterwards, I concentrated primarily on grassland birds by driving some of the roads surrounding Fort Wayne Int'l Airport.  I couldn't dredge up an Upland Sandpiper but did OK otherwise.  Highlights, with rough numbers in some cases:

Spotted Sandpiper- 2
Willow Flycatcher- several
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2
Eastern Kingbird- 1
Warbling (2) and Red-eyed (1) Vireos
Horned Lark- 1
Wood Thrush- 1
Gray Catbird (numerous) and Brown Thrasher (3)
Savannah Sparrow (10+)
Grasshopper Sparrow- 5
Scarlet Tanager- 1
Indigo Bunting- numerous
Dickcissel- 15+
Bobolink- 2
Eastern Meadowlark (20+)
Baltimore Oriole- 2

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/29/17 8:13 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh REDH; SW Allen Grassland Birds-- May 29, 2017 AM
I checked the west end of Eagle Marsh just after sunrise this morning and found four REDHEADs (2m, 2f) loafing in the near shallow water and partly obscured by the vegetation immediately south of the Boy Scout lot.  The previous late departure date for typical spring migrants in NE Indiana is May 12, but Jim Haw's migration file also notes three June summering records of the species.  Other noteworthy species at this end this morning were Wood Duck (12+; one male, one female with 10+ little dudes in tow), Blue-winged Teal (2 males; another species that sometimes summers here), and a singing Marsh Wren.

Highlights on the opposite end of the property were 14 Great Egrets at the Eagle Marsh mitigation area and a nice, if brief, visit with Brian Wood at Serv-All.

Afterwards, I concentrated primarily on grassland birds by driving some of the roads surrounding Fort Wayne Int'l Airport.  I couldn't dredge up an Upland Sandpiper but did OK otherwise.  Highlights, with rough numbers in some cases:

Spotted Sandpiper- 2
Willow Flycatcher- several
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2
Eastern Kingbird- 1Warbling (2) and Red-eyed (1) VireosHorned Lark- 1Wood Thrush- 1Gray Catbird (numerous) and Brown Thrasher (3)Savannah Sparrow (10+)Grasshopper Sparrow- 5Scarlet Tanager- 1Indigo Bunting- numerousDickcissel- 15+Bobolink- 2Eastern Meadowlark (20+)Baltimore Oriole- 2
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/29/17 7:52 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy egret Gibson co
There is an alternate snowy egret at Monty's station, Patoka River NWR, Gibson County.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/28/17 6:24 pm
From: Hengeveld, Susan E. <shengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, May 28, 2017
Have spent a fair amount of time around the house the last couple of days getting some projects done. Of course spent some time checking out the trees and the lake for birds. Below is today’s list with a few highlights from yesterday added in.

….Susan & Jim

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US — May 28, 2017

Canada Goose 30
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 12
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 12
Osprey 1 (5-27 & 5-28)
Bald Eagle 1
Common Tern - 1 (on 5-27)
Forster's Tern - 1 (on 5-27)
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Purple Martin 12
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 6
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37217622

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

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Date: 5/28/17 12:47 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - Migration wind down
I arrived at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indy, at approx 6:45am on Sunday morning (May 28) to the sound of breeding birds and very few migrant species. Mark R. and I saw two Yellow-billed Cuckoos together in a tree along Fall Creek Trail; one bird was holding a periodic cicada in its bill. As I checked areas near Delaware Lake parking lot for birds by myself, I saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher fly in, perch for about 15 seconds, and then fly off towards the golf course. With the low bird activity, I thought it best to target two flashy birds that are often not cooperative: Cerulean Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat. 
At 8am, we proceeded towards Walnut Plantation. Along the way, we encountered a Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore Orioles, Eastern Bluebird, another pair of Yellow-billed Cuckoos, and a Cliff Swallow. With patience, everyone obtained awesome views of the noisy chat and the delicate-looking Cerulean. We watched as numerous waxwings went flying about, gathering up nesting material, and starting/continuing nest building. Getting the great views of the chat and Cerulean and seeing many other species was a wonderful way to end the 19th year of spring bird walks at Ft. Harrison. Below is a complete list of birds I encountered during my 3+ hours of birding.
Canada Goose  42
Mallard  3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  13
Spotted Sandpiper  1, Mark R. first spotted before the walk and OI saw it in flight
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  5
Chimney Swift  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Acadian Flycatcher  5
Willow Flycatcher  1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  5
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Cliff Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  3
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  8
Eastern Bluebird  3
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  17
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  8
Cedar Waxwing  40
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  2, both males; at least one was a 1st cycle bird.
Cerulean Warbler  3
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  4
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1, singing in a tree outside the park entrance
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Chipping Sparrow  7
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  3
Summer Tanager  3
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Indigo Bunting  9
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  6
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  7
Thank you to everyone who attended a bird walk this spring at Ft. Harrison. I greatly appreciate the birding company. Fall bird walks will be on Sundays in September and October at Ft. Harrison. As always, meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot. 
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 5/28/17 10:50 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, May 28, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 91 species. The list includes

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

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 5/28/17 9:10 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, May 28, 2017, Least Bittern



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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
May 28, 2017 7:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.4 mile(s)
59 species

Canada Goose 48
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 9
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Least Bittern 1 FLUSHED EAST SIDE OF BOG 75 YDS. NORTH OF BRIDGE
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 5
Great Horned Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Alder Flycatcher 1
Willow Flycatcher 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 5
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 8
Tree Swallow 19
Barn Swallow 7
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 9
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 14
Cedar Waxwing 7
Common Yellowthroat 9
Yellow Warbler 12
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 7
Red-winged Blackbird 26
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 6
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 5

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Date: 5/28/17 6:44 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island YBCU-- May 28, 2017 AM
I checked for the Yohne Road Blue Grosbeak this early morning but didn't hear it.  Nor did I hear any definitive transients during my route of very brief stops in southwest Allen County.  The only bird of interest was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo that called repeatedly near the locked gate at the main entrance of Fox Island County Park.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/28/17 5:15 am
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough FWA 5/27
    Thirteen members of Stockbridge Audubon Society made the trek to Willow Slough FWA yesterday, in search of those prairie birds that we don't often get here in the Fort Wayne area. The weather was cool and cloudy when we first started out, but the sun eventually came out, we shed our jackets and long sleeves, and had a great day of birding!   We ended up with a nice list of 86 species for the day. I wasn't officially keeping numbers, but below is our list of species for the day, with my best approximations of the numbers. Field trip leaders - Stephanie Wagner and Dave Reichlinger.
Canada Goose  25
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  10
Northern Bobwhite  3
Ring-necked Pheasant  2
Wild Turkey  2
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  7
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
Ring-billed Gull  4
Caspian Tern  6    Flying over J.C. Murphy Lake
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Eurasian Collared-Dove  1    In the town of Parr
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  10
Red-headed Woodpecker  7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  9
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Alder Flycatcher  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  6
Eastern Kingbird  4
White-eyed Vireo  1
Bell's Vireo  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  5
Warbling Vireo  11
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  7
Horned Lark  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  12
Barn Swallow  6
Cliff Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  6
Marsh Wren  2
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Eastern Bluebird  6
Wood Thrush  4
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  27
Northern Parula  1
Yellow Warbler  16
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Grasshopper Sparrow  12
Henslow's Sparrow  21
Chipping Sparrow  7
Field Sparrow  9
Lark Sparrow  1
Vesper Sparrow  1
Savannah Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  7
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  4
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  8
Dickcissel  28
Bobolink  2
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Eastern Meadowlark  9
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Orchard Oriole  2
Baltimore Oriole  11
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  8
House Sparrow  10
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/28/17 5:04 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond Saturday
Forgot to add: American Robin -
Field Sparrow - 12
Red-winged Blackbird -*
> On May 28, 2017, at 7:49 AM, Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> wrote:
>
> Becky and I with mom and dad spent a beautiful day at Goose Pond yesterday. 51 species. Highlights were 25 least terns, 4 blue grosbeaks and dickcissels by the dozen.
>
> Wood duck - 6
> Mallard 12
> Northern Bobwhite - 5 including 1 seen
> Great Blue Heron - 25+
> Great Egret - 25+
> Turkey Vulture - 3
> Bald Eagle - 1 1st year
> Red-tailed Hawk - 2
> American Kestrel - 3
> Killdeer - 20
> Black-necked Stilt - 10
> Least Tern - 25 all resting/nesting on Tern Island
> Mourning Dove - 14
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
> Downy Woodpecker - 2
> Northern Flicker - 4
> Alder Flycatcher - 1
> Willow Flycatcher - 4
> Eastern Phoebe - 2
> Bell’s Vireo - 1
> Blue Jay - 2
> American Crow 5
> Horned Lark - 1
> Tree Swallow - 2
> Cliff Swallow - 6
> Barn Swallow - 20
> House Wren - 5
> Sedge Wren - 1
> Eastern Bluebird - 1
> Wood Thrush - 2
> Gray Catbird - 6
> Northern Mockingbird -1
> Brown Thrasher - 4
> European Starling - 8
> Yellow Warbler - 1
> Common Yellowthroat - 12
> Yellow-breasted Chat - 8
> Henslow’s Sparrow - 1
> Song Sparrow - 25
> Lincoln’s Sparrow - 2
> Summer Tanager - 1 female
> Northern Cardinal - 4
> Blue Grosbeak - 5 one male and 4 female
> Indigo Bunting - 35
> Dickcissel - 20+
> Eastern Meadowlark - 8
> Common Grackle - 6
> Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
> Orchard oriole - 2 one male one female
> American Goldfinch - 4
> House Sparrow - 3
>
>

 

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Date: 5/28/17 4:49 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond Saturday
Becky and I with mom and dad spent a beautiful day at Goose Pond yesterday. 51 species. Highlights were 25 least terns, 4 blue grosbeaks and dickcissels by the dozen.

Wood duck - 6
Mallard 12
Northern Bobwhite - 5 including 1 seen
Great Blue Heron - 25+
Great Egret - 25+
Turkey Vulture - 3
Bald Eagle - 1 1st year
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
American Kestrel - 3
Killdeer - 20
Black-necked Stilt - 10
Least Tern - 25 all resting/nesting on Tern Island
Mourning Dove - 14
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Northern Flicker - 4
Alder Flycatcher - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 4
Eastern Phoebe - 2
Bell’s Vireo - 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow 5
Horned Lark - 1
Tree Swallow - 2
Cliff Swallow - 6
Barn Swallow - 20
House Wren - 5
Sedge Wren - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 1
Wood Thrush - 2
Gray Catbird - 6
Northern Mockingbird -1
Brown Thrasher - 4
European Starling - 8
Yellow Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 12
Yellow-breasted Chat - 8
Henslow’s Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 25
Lincoln’s Sparrow - 2
Summer Tanager - 1 female
Northern Cardinal - 4
Blue Grosbeak - 5 one male and 4 female
Indigo Bunting - 35
Dickcissel - 20+
Eastern Meadowlark - 8
Common Grackle - 6
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Orchard oriole - 2 one male one female
American Goldfinch - 4
House Sparrow - 3


 

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Date: 5/27/17 9:28 pm
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 5/27/17 - 2 Lake County locations
This morning, 5/27, Ichecked out two Lake County locations, and the birds that I found reminded meof the birds that I will see here this summer. I started at Grant Street whereI had the continuing male Yellow-headed Blackbird, which was singing and seenin flight along with a single Trumpeter Swan. I also counted 21 singing MarshWrens. Next I checked out Seidner Dune and Swale, which also had nice mix ofbirds including a Northern Mockingbird and two Semipalmated Sandpipers. Beloware my complete lists.


Matt Kalwasinski


 
Grant St. Marsh, Lake, Indiana, US

May 27, 2017 5:22 AM -7:03 AM

Comments:   Walked entire Ridge.

39 species


 
Canada Goose  59

Trumpeter Swan  1

Wood Duck  2

Mallard  14

Double-crestedCormorant  11

Great Blue Heron  8

Great Egret  1

Black-crownedNight-Heron  2

Osprey  1

Bald Eagle  2

Red-tailed Hawk  1

Common Gallinule  3

American Coot  8

Killdeer  2

Spotted Sandpiper 2

Ring-billed Gull 270   - Estimate in the fields

Herring Gull  1

Caspian Tern  5

Rock Pigeon (FeralPigeon)  5

Mourning Dove  1

Chimney Swift  1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Willow Flycatcher 3

Northern Rough-wingedSwallow  2

Tree Swallow  11

Barn Swallow  3

Black-cappedChickadee  1

Marsh Wren 21  -  Careful count. Walked the Ridge all the way to Chase Street

American Robin  4

Gray Catbird  1

European Starling 3

CommonYellowthroat  7

Yellow Warbler  3

Song Sparrow  5

Northern Cardinal 1

Red-wingedBlackbird  17

Yellow-headedBlackbird  1    Continuing male

Common Grackle  1

Brown-headedCowbird  5


 
Seidner Dune and Swale (SHLT), Lake, Indiana, US

May 27, 2017 7:22 AM -8:38 AM

37 species


 
Canada Goose  5

Mallard  6

Blue-winged Teal  1

Double-crestedCormorant  1

Great Blue Heron  3

Great Egret  6

Killdeer  6

SemipalmatedSandpiper  2

Spotted Sandpiper 4

Ring-billed Gull  5

Caspian Tern  2

Mourning Dove  2

Downy Woodpecker  1

Hairy Woodpecker  1

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Willow Flycatcher 4

Eastern Kingbird  2

Warbling Vireo  2

Tree Swallow  4

Barn Swallow  2

Black-cappedChickadee  1

House Wren  3

American Robin  7

Gray Catbird  5

Brown Thrasher  1

NorthernMockingbird  1

European Starling 2

Common Yellowthroat 6

Yellow Warbler  2

Field Sparrow  2

Savannah Sparrow  1

Song Sparrow  5

Red-wingedBlackbird  6

Eastern Meadowlark 1

Common Grackle  4

Brown-headedCowbird  2

American Goldfinch 2


 

 

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Date: 5/27/17 8:07 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Request for Info or Photos RE: Goose Pond FWA Mottled Duck or hybrid ducks (no sightings)
Kirk Roth (chair of Indiana Bird Records Committee) has reached out to some waterfowl experts regarding the unusual ducks seen in GP5N, Goose Pond FWA, on Thursday this past week. The experts think there is a possibility that one of the ducks may be a Mottled Duck, but more photos are needed, especially high quality photos of the head and the tail from multiple angles.

Has anyone looked for the ducks since Thursday? Does anyone have additional photos they can share? These birds are tricky to identify and it would be very nice to share more photos with the experts who might help us come to a conclusion. If you can help, please send and email to myself or the list.

Thank you!

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

 

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Date: 5/27/17 8:03 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh LEBI-- May 27, 2017 AM
Before meeting Stockbridge Audubon early this morning for a very enjoyable day at Willow Slough, I walked part of the main drive of Eagle Marsh.  Highlight was hearing a Least Bittern calling from the cattails on the right side of the lane about three poles down from the gate.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/27/17 3:56 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Indiana (27-May-2017)
Today (27-May-2017) Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals and I birded the Indiana Dunes and Kankakee FWA.

We ended the day with 16 Warbler species, all five empids, and no shorebirds except Killdeer. The LaPorte County side of Kankakee FWA had acres of beautiful habitat, but no shorebirds.

—DUNES STATE PARK
Wild Turkey,1
Pileated Woodpecker,2
Acadian Flycatcher,3
Alder Flycatcher,2
Willow Flycatcher,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,3
Red-eyed Vireo,5
Veery,3
Wood Thrush,2
Ovenbird,3
Tennessee Warbler,4
Mourning Warbler,1 singing
American Redstart,10
Cerulean Warbler,7
Blackburnian Warbler,1 singing
Black-throated Green Warbler,1
Summer Tanager,2
Scarlet Tanager,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES
Great Egret,1
Green Heron,1
Virginia Rail,1 called
Olive-sided Flycatcher,1 heard only
Alder Flycatcher,5
Willow Flycatcher,5
Least Flycatcher,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,3
Eastern Kingbird,2
White-eyed Vireo,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,1
Warbling Vireo,2
Marsh Wren,5
Eastern Bluebird,2
Veery,2
Wood Thrush,1
Prothonotary Warbler,1 singing
Mourning Warbler,1 singing
Northern Parula,1
Blackpoll Warbler,1 singing
Wilson’s Warbler,
Swamp Sparrow,2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES
Great Egret,1
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Willow Flycatcher,2
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Swamp Sparrow,1

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (met Kip Miller’s group)
Green Heron,1
Chimney Swift,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Willow Flycatcher,7
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Marsh Wren,4
Swamp Sparrow,3

—FURNESSVILLE
Great Blue Heron,1
Hairy Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1 calling
Acadian Flycatcher,1
Eastern Phoebe,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,2
Red-eyed Vireo,10
House Wren,2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Eastern Bluebird,1
Wood Thrush,3
Gray Catbird,1
Ovenbird,2
Common Yellowthroat,1
Hooded Warbler,4
American Redstart,9
Yellow Warbler,3
Eastern Towhee,1
Chipping Sparrow,1

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Common Gallinule,2
Killdeer,1
Marsh Wren,1

—KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co) Marvelous habitat, but no shorebirds
Willow Flycatcher,1 singing

—JACKSON MORIANE PRESERVE
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
White-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Red-eyed Vireo,3
Tufted Titmouse,1
White-breasted Nuthatch,1
Gray Catbird,1
Ovenbird,2
Blue-winged Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,1
Blackburnian Warbler,1 singing
Yellow Warbler,1
Chestnut-sided Warbler,2
Scarlet Tanager,1
Indigo Bunting,1 female

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 5/27/17 11:18 am
From: Conrad, Tiffany <TConrad...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Monthly Bird Survey at Gene Stratton-Porter June 1
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 6:30 a.m. on Thursday June 1st . 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: July 6th 6:30


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


 

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Date: 5/27/17 5:40 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] MOWA in IN
John,

Was anyone able to get a recording of the Mourning Warbler? I am
studying songs of migrants to better understand their migratory
movements. If you hear any more or could spread the word, that would be
great.A SmartPhone recording is good enough for this project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Professor, Biology Department

Chair, Environmental Stewardship Committee

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102
Voice: 603 641 7397


<jpitocch...> <mailto:<jpitocch...>


 

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Date: 5/26/17 8:32 pm
From: Bobbi Siegmann <bobbileesiegmann...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Please let me know how to change settings for receiving msgs
I'd like to change to digest format.

Misplaced how to do that.

Thanks.

 

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Date: 5/26/17 5:12 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh BLTE-- May 26, 2017 PM
I finally got my FOS BLACK TERN tonight; it was foraging low over the main impoundment at the west end of Eagle Marsh, visible from the Boy Scout lot and still there at 7:45 when Marisa Windell, Ed and Cynthia Powers, and I left.  Secondary highlights at this end included Green Heron (six), Bald Eagle (1), Purple Martin (1 male foraging with dozens of smaller swallows and the tern), Marsh Wren (1 singing south of the lot), and Cedar Waxwing (1+ calling in the scrubby area at the edge of the lot).
Beforehand, I had checked the opposite end of the property.  Best birds were two Common Gallinules just off the drive leading to the barn.  This is at least the third encounter with this species this spring at this spot, so hopefully they'll think about nesting.  Secondary highlights at the east end were several singing Marsh Wrens along the main drive and 15+ Great Egrets at the Eagle Marsh mitigation area.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/26/17 10:37 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
26 May 2017, 11:30 a.m. to noon - The Snowy Egret reappeared at Hammond's
129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake. Andrew Slager and I saw it standing
on one leg when we arrived and departed. It is usually seen looking at the
wetland from along the IN Toll Road side if it is not disturbed. The Gadwall
looks like its wing was injured since Tuesday. The Northern Shoveler
continues.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County




 

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Date: 5/25/17 11:54 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Grant St. Manhole Fixed
Received an e-mail from Mayor Freeman-Wilson that the manhole had been repaired. Took a look Thursday and it was very well done.




Rick.
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Date: 5/25/17 8:30 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA Ducks, Terns, and Shorebirds
Gary Langell and I looked for shorebirds and terns at Goose Pond FWA today. We counted 128 shorebirds of 8 species - numbers remain low despite the very nice mud in many units. I can only figure it's because of all the other habitat available after the heavy rains and flooding we've had recently; maybe the migrating shorebirds are all spread out along the rivers, instead of being concentrated at Goose Pond. We also saw 5 least terns hanging out around the nesting island, and 2 common terns which also flew in to land on the island. The ducks stole the show today, however, when we found 2 unusual ducks in GP5N in the afternoon. The jury is still out, but I think they are both hybrid ducks. One looked to be a very good candidate for mottled duck, but after some more study, I've noted some issues below. The GP5N checklist also has photos of the ducks. Other birders arrived later and obtained more pics. Ongoing discussion on the Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding facebook page.


Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 6:11 AM - 7:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: The ditch lined with trees along 100S between units 4 & 5 is an excellent place to see migrants, especially first thing in the morning during May
32 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 8
Mallard 10
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Alder Flycatcher 1 Singing ree bee in bh4 roadside ditch
Willow Flycatcher 2 Fitz bew
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 2
Sedge Wren 2
Marsh Wren 9 Really an exceptional spring for wrens at Goose Pond Fwa
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 15 Ditch mulberries
Common Yellowthroat 10
Yellow Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Common Grackle 4
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37131762

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 8:21 AM - 9:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L. Good mudflats developing. Grass on levees waist high
36 species

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1 Adult;
Black-necked Stilt 1 Exact count;
Semipalmated Plover 14 Exact count;
Killdeer 11 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 13 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 4
Bell's Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 3
House Wren 1
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 26 Feeding on mulberries
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 19
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37147110

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 9:18 AM - 9:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L. Levee covered heavily with very tall poison hemlock.
21 species

Canada Goose 25
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 8
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Killdeer 3 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Chimney Swift 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Cliff Swallow 12
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 21
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Song Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 9
Common Grackle 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37147129

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 9:58 AM - 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
30 species

Wood Duck 5
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 6
Black-necked Stilt 6 Exact count;
Semipalmated Plover 6 Exact count;
Killdeer 2 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 11 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 50
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 1
American Robin 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Dickcissel 3
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Common Grackle 5
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37147141

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 10:49 AM - 2:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;
25 species (+2 other taxa)

Wood Duck 15
Gadwall 1
Mallard 10
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 1 The darker of the two birds in the photos. Perhaps a MODU x ABDU but this combo doesn't exist in eBird. Bird looked similar to ABDU but with thin white borders to purple and black on speculum
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid) 1 The lighter of the two birds in the photos. Duck appeared extremely similar to pure mottled duck, with buffy cheek, yellow bill, black gape spot, buffy edged cheveron body feathers, thin white trailing edge of speculum, and slender necked shape. However, the breast had a very slight reddish tinge, the central two tail feathers turned up just a tiny bit, the outer tail feathers had just a touch too much white, the black gape spot was rather small, the supercilium seems just a tad whiter than the buffy cheek, and the background color of the body seems a tad too dark. Maybe some ABDU ancestry in this one, too?
Blue-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 1 alternate male. Black back, gray flanks with whiter edge towards front portion, erect with slight tuft toward back of crown, white border around base of bill and also toward tip.
Northern Bobwhite 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Great Egret 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt 2 Exact count;
Killdeer 2 Exact count;
Chimney Swift 5
Alder Flycatcher 1 ree bee
Willow Flycatcher 1 fitz bew
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 3
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37147174

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (/content/iss)



Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 2:32 PM - 4:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = N;
38 species

Wood Duck 13
Gadwall 1
Mallard 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 7
Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Black-necked Stilt 13 Exact count;
Semipalmated Plover 3 Exact count;
Killdeer 5 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 17 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Solitary Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Least Tern 5
Common Tern 2 Landed on Least Tern island next to one of the Least Tern decoys.
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 7
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 9
Cliff Swallow 12
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 27
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 11
Eastern Towhee 1
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 134
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37146037

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Goose Pond FWA--GP6W, Greene County, Indiana, US, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 3:47 PM - 3:52 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H. No species
0 species


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37146030

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 4:35 PM - 4:42 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
6 species

Wood Duck 7
Killdeer 2 Exact count;
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37146017

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (/content/iss)?

Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
<akearns...><https://exchweb.in.gov/OWA/redir.aspx?C=dfeb4a34626f41f8a683e536ae2a0ebc&URL=http%3a%2f%2fmc%2fcompose%3fto%<3dakearns...>
(812) 849-4586<tel:%28812%29%20849-4586>

 

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Date: 5/25/17 8:04 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kosciusko Co. Least Bitterns, Bobolinks, Mourning Warbler and others
Despite boating past and through it since childhood, I finally birded Ball Marsh Preserve, walking the trails for the first time.  According to the DNR, this is one of the largest marshes in the state (mostly inaccessible).
I also visited Pisgah Marsh (no migrants), adjacent private land, and the south county grassland area.

Ball Preserve highlights were Least Bitterns, Prothonotary Warblers, and 5 species of migrant warblers, including Mourning (song recorded for Jay Petocelli's study), and Flycatchers.  The bitterns were unexpected and particularly rewarding as I had only a fall bird on our lake, not being able to see and hear them on territory in Little Chapman Lake Marsh, where they formerly nested.

The pair of Broad-winged Hawks (in a private woodland near Pisgah) were not relocated in the area I had been hearing and seeing them for 10 days.

Finally, I happened to run into the farmer and his son who owns the alfalfa fields at 900S./400E and was able to put my extra binos to work and show them their first Bobolinks.  They had heard the sounds of Bobolinks, Grasshopper Sparrows and Dickcissels, but had never really seen how impressive a male Bobolink was while it fluttered and sang for a female about 100' from us.   We made  connections by discussing the birds' habitat and mowing needs, CRP in the area of 900 S. and me learning how they maintain their specific fields to make this great for declining prairie birds.
John Kendall
Warsaw
Ball Marsh report:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37147105
 

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Date: 5/25/17 7:07 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sullivan county warblers
Jim Sullivan showed me some Sullivan County spots near the Wabash River, and we found migrant warblers still present, notably Mourning (1), Blackpoll (5), and Wilson's (2); the Redstarts might be breeders, but more likely migrants.


W Co Rd 600 N, Sullivan, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Jim Sullivan. Edge of riparian woods, brushpile. Cloudy, cool, windy.
11 species

Wild Turkey 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
Mourning Warbler 1 adult male; approached and explored brush pile, and moved around low in green vegetation (photo)
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2 females
Yellow Warbler 1
Blue Grosbeak 1 singing first-year male
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37141473
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N Co Rd 1100 W, Sullivan, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Jim Sullivan. Birded a couple of spots along this road. One was a grove of good-sized junipers. Cool, cloudy, windy.
13 species

Wild Turkey 18 a flock of males (apparently) in a field, ran to the forest edge
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Northern Parula 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Orchard Oriole 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37141573
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Fairbanks Landing FWA (Sullivan Co.), Sullivan, Indiana, US
May 25, 2017 12:20 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Jim Sullivan. Stopped by road in four spots, including tree line by edge of water. Cloudy, cool, windy.
10 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1 male
American Redstart 2 male, female
Yellow Warbler 5
Blackpoll Warbler 5 4 females, 1 male (most in trees at water's edge)
Wilson's Warbler 2 male and female
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Orchard Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37141656
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Date: 5/25/17 6:11 pm
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM, 5-20-2017
For whatever reason, my post did not make it to IN-BIRD a few days ago, so I will try again.


-----Original Message-----
From: ajdatt <ajdatt...>
To: in-bird-l <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Sat, May 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Subject: 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM



Last night, Friday, May 19, 2017 about 8 PM, I heard, and then saw three nighthawks flying overhead from our suburban home in Westfield. The nighthawks are the FOS for me. After not hearing them for 7-8 months, I'm reminded of how far their calls can travel, and how loud and distinctive they can be. Always an interesting bird.



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: 5/25/17 5:58 pm
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels in Madison County.
Rachel,



I would say they are not real common mostly due to all the corn and soybean fields. I have found them in two different spots this spring so far. However, the one location was a hay field that was cut about a week ago. The other location looks to be a wheat field so it will not be cut for a while. I drove by tonight and there were two birds at your location chasing each other. I have driven all over looking for Bobolink with no luck.



Thanks for posting this location.



Jeff Timmons

Anderson, IN







From: Rachel Holdeman [mailto:<rah8490...>]
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:24 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels in Madison County.



I will gladly stand corrected if this is not unusual; I have just never heard them in this county before.



Heard 2 calling, 1 east of the road and one west of the road. The address was 231 South 800 West in Lapel.



Hopefully, my ears are good enough in the wind, as I don't have binoculars with me.



Rachel Holdeman

Indianapolis


 

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Date: 5/25/17 2:20 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck
Aidan and Don have the Mottled Duck back in GP5N.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 2:36 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> Pair of ducks flew toward gp4 around 2:20.
>
> Amy
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 25, 2017, at 1:24 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>>
>> In the SE corner of GP5N are two ducks - a black duck and a possible mottled duck. We are still working out if it could be a mottled duck hybrid. Pics on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding.
>>
>> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>> Gary Langell, Ellettsville
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/25/17 12:24 pm
From: Rachel Holdeman <rah8490...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels in Madison County.
I will gladly stand corrected if this is not unusual; I have just never
heard them in this county before.

Heard 2 calling, 1 east of the road and one west of the road. The address
was 231 South 800 West in Lapel.

Hopefully, my ears are good enough in the wind, as I don't have binoculars
with me.

Rachel Holdeman
Indianapolis

 

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Date: 5/25/17 11:36 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: GPFWA possible mottled duck
Pair of ducks flew toward gp4 around 2:20.

Amy

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 1:24 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> In the SE corner of GP5N are two ducks - a black duck and a possible mottled duck. We are still working out if it could be a mottled duck hybrid. Pics on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
> Gary Langell, Ellettsville
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/25/17 10:25 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] GPFWA possible mottled duck
In the SE corner of GP5N are two ducks - a black duck and a possible mottled duck. We are still working out if it could be a mottled duck hybrid. Pics on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/24/17 4:46 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 5/23 28 warbler species and lots of flycatchers
I started out with a Bobwhite in LaPorte Co, chasing the Beverly Shores Chat and then decided to try for a personal day record for warbler species.  Dipping on Yellow-rumped, Blue and Golden-winged, Mourning and Connecticut cost me.  Beverly Shores, Dunes SP and Hammond were fairly birdy, with lots of Canadas, Summer Tanagers and empids.  At Reynold's Creek GBHA, I had 6 Dickcissels, a Snipe and Henslow's Sparrow.

1400 S. marsh S. of Sod Farm:
(Soras and Marsh Wrens nesting?)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37122392

Beverly Shores east:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37122654

Beverly Shores Central:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37122867

Hammond Sanctuary:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37123077

Dunes SP:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37123208

Kemil Rd. IDNL:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37123247

John Kendall
Warsaw


 

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Date: 5/24/17 2:53 pm
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive east
Beverly Shores
May 24, 2017
9:00 AM
Traveling
4.00 miles
240 Minutes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

10 Canada Goose
4 Wood Duck
2 Great Egret
6 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Sandhill Crane
2 Ring-billed Gull
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
5 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
3 Alder Flycatcher
2 Least Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 White-eyed Vireo
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
4 Warbling Vireo
6 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
4 Tree Swallow
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 House Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Eastern Bluebird
2 Veery
4 Swainson's Thrush
3 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
6 Gray Catbird
2 Brown Thrasher
1 Ovenbird
2 Blue-winged Warbler
2 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Tennessee Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
9 Common Yellowthroat
24 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
8 Magnolia Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warbler
8 Blackburnian Warbler
12 Yellow Warbler
5 Chestnut-sided Warbler
4 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Palm Warbler - two seen
4 Black-throated Green Warbler
7 Canada Warbler
13 Wilson's Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
3 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
3 Eastern Towhee
3 Scarlet Tanager
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
6 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 House Finch
3 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 72

 

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Date: 5/24/17 1:54 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 24, 2017


9 Members of Thorncreek Audubon Society joined our Wednesday Bird Hike today which produced a number of nice birds.  Highlights were a Black-billed Cuckoo (a lifer for me and many others), Bay-breasted Warblers, Blackpoll Warblers, Blackburnian Warblers and a couple of Least Flycatchers.  A large number of Red-eyed Vireos are still in the woods.Complete list below.
Loyce FandreiHighland
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...>
To: <lafan2018...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:43 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 24, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Members from Thorncreek Audubon Society joined our walk today
43 species

Mallard  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Sora  1    heard
Ring-billed Gull  8
Mourning Dove  3
Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  12
Least Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  18
Blue Jay  3
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Swainson's Thrush  10
American Robin  20
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  X did not count
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  4
Bay-breasted Warbler  4
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  5
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1    female
Red-winged Blackbird  X    did not count
Common Grackle  X    did not count
Brown-headed Cowbird  X    did not count
Baltimore Oriole  3    plus 1 nest
House Finch  X    did not count
American Goldfinch  X    did not count
House Sparrow  X    did not count

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37119968

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Date: 5/24/17 1:14 pm
From: Margaret Schwarz <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purple Finch
I didn't have a Purple Finch all winter long at our feeder, but we just saw one about ten minutes ago here in Speedway.
Better late than never!
Margaret Schwarz

 

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Date: 5/24/17 11:11 am
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Summer Bird Count starts June 1 (no sightings)
IN-BIRDers,

The first day of the Indiana Audubon Society Summer Bird Count, June 1st, is fast approaching! Participation is free and open to everyone (you don't have to be an IAS member). If you plan to bird an area in June and July, please consider submitting a Summer Bird Count, during which you'll count the birds you encounter in your chosen county (or counties) and note any evidence of breeding. Compiling a Summer Bird Count should require little extra effort if a birder is already keeping track of bird numbers and observer effort.

The IAS webpage seems to be having some troubles right now, so please email me if you need a copy of the SBC datasheet. Instructions are included right on the file to make it easy. Once the webpage is up and running again, the file should be available under "Birds" then "Bird Counts".

The Summer Bird Count has been contributing to our knowledge of Indiana's breeding birds since 1980. Results are published each year in the Indiana Audubon Quarterly. Last summer was a great year, with 195 species recorded, 37 counties represented, and 122 participants! We invite more participation this year, with the goal of half of the Indiana counties participating (or 46 counts).

Good birding!
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: 5/24/17 7:32 am
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] RE: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17
Update. The observer saw 4 ducks but photographed two (I saw photos and confirmed the ID). The ducks were seen on a pond between holes 4 and 5.

Peter Scott emailed me that a friend of Jim Sullivan's reported 6 at hole 4 on Saturday, 5/20 . He also said the pond can't be seen from public roads.

Amy Kearns

From: Kearns, Amy
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:45 AM
To: 'IN_BIRD' <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17

This morning I received an email from someone who reported seeing and photographing two black-bellied whistling-ducks while playing golf at Ray Park in Terre Haute yesterday, 5-23-17.

I seem to remember another report from Terre Haute this spring but I don't see it on eBird or IN-Bird-L and I find facebook difficult to search...

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: 5/24/17 6:45 am
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks Terre Haute 5-23-17
This morning I received an email from someone who reported seeing and photographing two black-bellied whistling-ducks while playing golf at Ray Park in Terre Haute yesterday, 5-23-17.

I seem to remember another report from Terre Haute this spring but I don't see it on eBird or IN-Bird-L and I find facebook difficult to search...

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: 5/23/17 3:51 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: (LAKE) eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2017


  Today was our regularly scheduled dragonfly hunt, but as there were none to be seen, we birded instead.  Highlights were a Common Nighthawk that flew over the trees and then landed on a limb for all to see, and a number of Red-eyed Vireos.  We also had a smattering of warblers still passing through the woods.
This morning at my home I had 3 Magnolia Warblers and one Eastern Wood Pewee in my Pussy Willow Tree by my feeder station.
Loyce FandreiHighland
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...>
To: <lafan2018...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:24 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 23, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    walked south side of blue trail
42 species

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  2
Sora  1    calling
Ring-billed Gull  4
Mourning Dove  3
Common Nighthawk  1    flew over trees and landed on a large tree limb. Sat for good viewing by all present.
Chimney Swift  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Red-eyed Vireo  8
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  5
American Robin  13
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  5
Common Yellowthroat  7
American Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  3
House Finch  6
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37099544

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Date: 5/23/17 10:20 am
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM
   Many thanks to Rodger Rang for alerting me to the White Pelican at the west end of Eagle Marsh last evening! I wasn't able to make it there at the time, but I DID see the bird on the back side of the pump road at 7:00 this morning. It was not there when I first arrived, but flew in low about ten minutes after my arrival. Margit Codispoti showed up shortly after that, and we were both able to get some great looks through the scope.   We later moved to the Barn Road gate off of Engle road, and walked the drive back to the barn. Right after we exited our cars, we saw to rails shoot across a clearing, but could not identify them. On our walk, we heard several Marsh Wrens, but were only able to get a short glimpse of just one of them. We also heard three Soras, but the closest that we got to a visual was some movement in the cattails right beside the road. They didn't even give us a peek!   We did get a nice look at a Mink that stood up on his hind legs to check us out for a few seconds, and another look at the White Pelican, as it circled over the west end of the marsh.
West end:
Canada Goose  12Mallard  4Double-crested Cormorant  1American White Pelican  1Great Blue Heron  3Turkey Vulture  4Killdeer  2Mourning Dove  1Willow Flycatcher  1Eastern Phoebe  1Blue Jay  3American Crow  1House Wren  1American Robin  5Brown Thrasher  1European Starling  6Common Yellowthroat  2Yellow Warbler  1Song Sparrow  3Northern Cardinal  2Indigo Bunting  1Red-winged Blackbird  10Baltimore Oriole  1American Goldfinch  2House Sparrow  6
Barn Road:
Canada Goose  15Mallard  6Double-crested Cormorant  4Great Blue Heron  6Sora  3Common Gallinule  2Killdeer  2Spotted Sandpiper  1   In puddle beside the barnAmerican Crow  1Tree Swallow  10Marsh Wren  8American Robin  5Common Yellowthroat  6Yellow Warbler  4Song Sparrow  4Northern Cardinal  1Indigo Bunting  1Red-winged Blackbird  15American Goldfinch  2
John WinebrennerFort Wayne




 

On Monday, May 22, 2017 9:22 PM, Rodger Rang <rrang...> wrote:


I drove the Welker Road area tonight looking for shorebirds, finding puddles-a-plenty but no birds around them.  I did hear at least three singing HENSLOW'S SPARROWS in the field between the pond and the home, and then I heard two more singing at nearby Arrowhead Prairie.  Also, I noted a singing Orchard Oriole at both locations, the Welker Road bird an adult male singing just a few feet off the road in plain view.
The pay-off, though, was finding an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN at the west end of Eagle Marsh, visible from the Boy Scout lot but most appreciable with a scope, as it was on the far side of the pump road.  It remained long enough to provide views to Dave Reichlinger, Josef Geisler, Sandy Schacht, and Stephanie Wagner, all of whom arrived lickety-split.  Toward the end of our stay, the bird took flight toward the interstate but then circled back and landed out of sight, again on the far side of the pump road.  But a few minutes later, it took flight again and landed on the south side of the near basin, much closer to us, but by then the light was fading.  That's where we left it.
Also of note here:  21 Great Egrets arrived from the east and mostly settled into small trees east of the pump road; a second-year Bald Eagle flew over the pelican while it was in the near basin; and a calling Common Nighthawk flew over us as we stood in the lot.
Rodger RangFort Wayne


 

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Date: 5/23/17 10:00 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: shorebirds at Wolf Lake wetland
23 May 2017 - During the morning rain surprisingly more shorebirds were at
129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake. There were two groups, one group of
about a dozen is constantly in the open, but the other group is hard to see
other than when they fly up in view and then down out of view. (I didn't see
yesterday's Wilson's Phalarope.) Not dressed for rain, I left after getting
soaked. The ticks are really bad there.



Highlights

Gadwall 1

Northern Shoveler 1

Lesser Scaup 1

Great Blue Heron 2

Great Egret 1

Snowy Egret 1

Killdeer 2

Semipalmated Plover 1

Spotted Sandpiper 2

Dunlin 4

Least Sandpiper 1

Pectoral Sandpiper 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper 24

Short-billed Dowitcher 3

Caspian Tern 3

Marsh Wren 3



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County






 

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Date: 5/23/17 7:39 am
From: Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] FOS Hummer and Pewee
Our westside Elkhart yard had, this morning, our FOS Ruby-throated Hummingbird (on a dead branch in a Cherry tree), a persistent E. Wood Pewee singing non-stop, and a Red-eyed Vireo doing the same - all morning.

 

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Date: 5/23/17 7:28 am
From: Evan Speck <carroll656...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Unable to re-locate this morning

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 23, 2017, at 5:52 AM, Evan Speck <carroll656...> wrote:
>
> Dan Collins and I had at least four Hooded Warblers in the area singing several songs. Swainson's Warblers are known to share habitat with HOWA.
>
> Evan Speck
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On May 22, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Meredig, John <jm3...> wrote:
>>
>> Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.
>>
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37073432
>>
>> John Meredig
 

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Date: 5/23/17 3:53 am
From: Evan Speck <carroll656...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Dan Collins and I had at least four Hooded Warblers in the area singing several songs. Swainson's Warblers are known to share habitat with HOWA.

Evan Speck

Sent from my iPad

> On May 22, 2017, at 5:40 PM, Meredig, John <jm3...> wrote:
>
> Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37073432
>
> John Meredig
 

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Date: 5/22/17 8:12 pm
From: Meredig, John <jm3...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's warbler
I have been informed that my audios posted on eBird are a hooded warbler rather than a Swainson's. My mistake, BUT I actually made the ID based on sight . I did have an unobstructed close view for about 5 seconds after pishing the bird out. I had been recording what I indeed thought was a hooded, and when I stopped recording I wanted to get a look at the bird just to be sure, as the song variant seemed unusual to me,
and the bird that immediately jumped into view was the Swainson's. I thought that the audio would provide proof, but alas, it apparently wasn't the Swainson's that was singing right there. I apologize for the audios, which will be removed forthwith, but I stand by my report of a Swainson's warbler.
John Meredig

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Date: 5/22/17 6:56 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
There has been discussion in the Facebook Indiana Rare Bird Alert group about the audio recordings. Amy Kearns was the first to suggest that the recordings are actually of a a Hooded Warbler giving a Type B song.
I concur with Amy's opinion that the songs represent a Hooded Warbler. This viewpoint does not challenge the sighting as it only holds that the recordings included with the record is/are a Hooded Warbler and not a Swainson's Warbler.
Birders who searched for the bird this evening did not see or hear a Swainson's Warbler. 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 6:40 PM, Meredig, John<jm3...> wrote: Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37073432

John Meredig

 

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Date: 5/22/17 6:22 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh AWPE-- May 22, 2017 PM
I drove the Welker Road area tonight looking for shorebirds, finding puddles-a-plenty but no birds around them.  I did hear at least three singing HENSLOW'S SPARROWS in the field between the pond and the home, and then I heard two more singing at nearby Arrowhead Prairie.  Also, I noted a singing Orchard Oriole at both locations, the Welker Road bird an adult male singing just a few feet off the road in plain view.
The pay-off, though, was finding an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN at the west end of Eagle Marsh, visible from the Boy Scout lot but most appreciable with a scope, as it was on the far side of the pump road.  It remained long enough to provide views to Dave Reichlinger, Josef Geisler, Sandy Schacht, and Stephanie Wagner, all of whom arrived lickety-split.  Toward the end of our stay, the bird took flight toward the interstate but then circled back and landed out of sight, again on the far side of the pump road.  But a few minutes later, it took flight again and landed on the south side of the near basin, much closer to us, but by then the light was fading.  That's where we left it.
Also of note here:  21 Great Egrets arrived from the east and mostly settled into small trees east of the pump road; a second-year Bald Eagle flew over the pelican while it was in the near basin; and a calling Common Nighthawk flew over us as we stood in the lot.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/22/17 4:38 pm
From: Robert D. Hughes <rhughes.enteract...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough, 5/22 a.m.
I spent a very enjoyable morning birding Willow Slough in Newton County
today, May 22. My final tally was 102 species, which is about as well as
I've ever done at Willow Slough. I saw most of the breeding specialty
birds, decent numbers of migrants, and a couple surprise bonus birds. I
ran the same route I've been doing for about 15 years in late spring and
early summer - walk the loops at parking areas 5, 9, and 14, walk or
drive down Patrol Road, checking the marshes and east side of JC Murphy
Lake, check the west side of the lake from the headquarters, and drive
slowly down the roads south and east of the lake with my windows rolled
down, listening for birds and stopping when I hear something
interesting. My highlights include:

Surf Scoter - 1 immature male in the southwest corner of JC Murphy Lake,
visible from the peninsula
Least Bittern - 2 in the marshes on the east side of JC Murphy Lake
Common Tern - 10 flying around JC Murphy Lake, visible from the headquarters
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1 along Patrol Road
Alder Flycatcher - 3
Willow Flycatcher - 12, between Patrol Road and the road between Parking
Areas 14A and 4B
White-eyed Vireo - 1 near Parking Area 12B
Bell's Vireo - 2, Parking Areas 9 and 14A
Prothonotary Warbler - 2, Patrol Road near Filbert Lane and west of
Parking Area 7A
Connecticut Warbler - 1 singing in the woods near stateline road just
south of the main entrance
Kentucky Warbler - 3, Parking Areas 5, 8, and 14
Yellow-throated Warbler - 1 singing in the pines near Parking Area 8A.
Not a regularly occurring bird at Willow Slough in my experience.
Henslow's Sparrow - 1 at Parking Area 9. Not a regularly occurring bird
at Willow Slough in my experience.
Lark Sparrow - 4, Parking Areas 5, 9, and 14
Summer Tanager - 2, Parking Areas 5 and 14
Blue Grosbeak - 1 singing at the Morgan Tracy cemetery and the shooting
range

The best birds for me were the Surf Scoter and Common Terns, species
I've never had at Willow Slough previously. The Prothonotary Warblers
were also a nice surprise.

eBird Checklist
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37072400

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Date: 5/22/17 3:59 pm
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black-bellied Plover - Madison County - 5/22/17
There are at least 6 Black-bellied Plover in a flooded field just north of
Anderson. There is at least one Dunlin as well. The other birds were too
far to see with binoculars. Ebird list is below and you can click on the
map link for the exact location but it is off of CR N 100 W and Linwood
Road.



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37075093





Jeff Timmons

Anderson, IN






 

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Date: 5/22/17 3:40 pm
From: Meredig, John <jm3...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler - Harmonie SP
Below is the link to my eBird list with a bit more info on this morning's Swainson's warbler and two audios.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37073432

John Meredig
 

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Date: 5/22/17 12:42 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler Reply.
If there is a Swainson's Warbler in the park, it could be on territory,
from what I have seen at this location. This will have to be handled with
caution.
A lot of birders want to see this bird.

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/22/17 12:42 pm
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] East Beverly Drive
It was another good morning on the east end of Beverly Drive.


John Kaehr

South Bend


Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive East of Lake Shore County Road, Porter, Indiana, US
May 22, 2017 5:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: East Beverly Drive
86 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 20
Wood Duck 2
Wild Turkey 1
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Alder Flycatcher 3
Least Flycatcher 2
Empidonax sp. 10 many flycatchers present
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 10 on lake shore on dunes bluff
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 5
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 2
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Golden-winged Warbler 1 female
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 13
Nashville Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 12
Hooded Warbler 3
American Redstart 19
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 8
Bay-breasted Warbler 8
Blackburnian Warbler 11
Yellow Warbler 15
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Blackpoll Warbler 11
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 11
Canada Warbler 9
Wilson's Warbler 10
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37070684


 

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Date: 5/22/17 12:28 pm
From: Meredig, John <jm3...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Warbler Posey co.
Have a Swainson's warbler at Harmonie SP--Details & audio to follow.
John Meredig

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Date: 5/22/17 10:52 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Wilson's Phalarope and Dunlin
May 22, 2017 noon - At the Hammond 129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake,
there is what I believe to be a female Wilson's Phalarope with Dunlin 5 and
Spotted Sandpiper 1. It is at the mud flat vegetation seen directly across
the pathway before it curves left.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 5/22/17 10:30 am
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] S. Floyd County
Deb and I checked a couple of areas today, concentrating on Seven Mile Ln
and Blunk Knob Rd.
Best birds from the former were 6 Bank Swallows working the fields and area
by M&M Sand & Gravel and 2 singing Blue Grosbeaks (pix attached to list.)

On Blunk Knob we got a recording of the same Worm-eating Warbler I heard
for our Big Day - an oddball who starts with a conventional trill, then
moves to a higher pitch with a wheezy, very fast tremolo. (Audio attached
to list.) Hope the song works for him - we didn't get a single Worm-eating
in Floyd last year.

Debbie & Joe Caruso
New Albany, IN
<ebird-checklist...>
Seven Mile Ln., Floyd, Indiana, US
May 22, 2017 7:56 AM - 8:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
15 species

Canada Goose 2
Green Heron 1
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 6 Likely several more, working area over distant M&M Sand
& Gravel pit (no access.)
Barn Swallow 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
European Starling 12
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Blue Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Eastern Meadowlark 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37066391

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
<ebird-checklist...>
Lower Budd/Blunk Knob Rd., Floyd, Indiana, US
May 22, 2017 8:52 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
20 species

Green Heron 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1 Odd song - same bird I heard here on 5/13.
Kentucky Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Indigo Bunting 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37066842

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Date: 5/22/17 6:49 am
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Knox Co Mississippi Kites
While driving home from birding Gibson and Pike Counties with Dan Collins and Evan Speck
we decided to check our spot for Cerulean Warbler in Beech Hills in Knox County. Although
the warblers were a no-show, we found three Mississippi Kites soaring and being chased by
Eastern Kingbirds on Beech Hills Road not far west of Dutch Hinkle Road. We have seen
single fly-by kites in the county before but never multiples. Beech Hills has always seemed
a great kite area to us but had never seen any there before.

Our birding earlier produced a decent variety of warblers for this late in the season. Although
we missed our target Connecticut, we did have:

Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Kentucky Warbler - nice call on B song, Dan
Common Yellowthroat
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler - Evan only
American Redstart
Blackpoll
Louisiana Waterthrush
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler--great pictures, Evan
Yellow-breasted Chat

The water near Francisco has evidently really dropped and many of the shorebirds
have departed. There were a couple Least Terns and four Black-necked Stilts
yet.

Gary and Lisa Bowman
Vincennes

 

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Date: 5/21/17 7:29 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dolan Wetlands - Cattle Egret - 5/21
Susan & I stopped briefly at the Dolan Wetlands on the way home this evening (~8:00). We did not see the ad. Little Blue Heron but there was a Cattle Egret present.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 5/21/17 6:01 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne - IPFW West Campus / California Rd Woodlot
Early afternoon today in search of a new local patch, I decided to bird the
woodlot north of California Road next to The Plex on IPFW's west campus.
There were no standout species, but diversity was high and habitat was
good. The river was also very low, exposing expansive mudflats, but the
only shorebird was a lone Killdeer. This will be an area that I continue to
bird. I managed 33 species in a little over an hour:

Mallard - 2
Killdeer - 1
Chimney Swift - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Warbling Vireo - 2
Red-Eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 1
Tree Swallow - Many
Barn Swallow - Many
Cliff Swallow - At least 1
Carolina Chickadee - 1
Carolina Wren - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 5
American Robin - 13
Gray Catbird - 3
European Starling - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 6
Indigo Bunting - 2
Red-winged Blackbird - 3
Common Grackle - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 1

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 5/21/17 4:44 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island - AM
After seeing Rodger Rang's report yesterday, I thought I'd give the warblers a shot.  After not hearing the Connecticut east of the 4-way stop, Jacob and I decided to head down the lake road.  Shortly pass the 4-way stop we heard the Mourning Warbler.  We then walked all the way down the partially flooded lake road to Bowman lake.  As soon as we got to Bowman Lake, a Connecticut sang just east of the paved path.  Never got a look at it, but sang 4 or so times.  Heading out on the paved walkway, I very briefly saw a Connecticut walk out of sight while hearing another further up the path.  Both on the east side of the pathway.  So at least 2, maybe 3 in the that area.  Tired of the mosquitoes and satisfied with the trip, we headed for home.  Other highlights....Yellow Throated Vireo Warbling VireoAcadian FlycatcherBlackpoll WarblerYellow WarblerAmerican RedstartEastern Wood-PeweeBaltimore Oriole
Phil and Jacob Wixom 
 

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Date: 5/21/17 4:01 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen- May 21 AM (2nd Try) and PM
I just noticed that my morning message didn't post, so here's a second try:

I heard a late-ish Nashville Warbler singing across the street when I went out for the paper this morning and then noted a few other migrants as I left the neighborhood and checked a few nearby wooded areas, Swainson's Thrush, Tennessee and Blackpoll the only obvious additional transients.  Otherwise, I had these few highlights as I wandered around other areas of southwest Allen County:
Ferguson Road west of Smith Road-- Grasshopper Sparrow (2; my FOS) and Dickcissel (3; my FOS)
Fort Wayne Int'l Airport (west and east sides)-- One each of the above and numerous Savannah Sparrows and E. Meadowlarks
West end of Eagle Marsh-- Ruddy Duck (7)

Also, last evening after supper I checked a few spots and again had very few highlights.  Most notable: a second-year Bald Eagle at the west end of Eagle Marsh and exactly 20 Great Egrets foraging at the Eagle Marsh mitigation area on the north side of Engle Road just east of Smith Road.


Tonight after supper, my only highlight was two Least Sandpipers at Serv-All ponds.

Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/21/17 1:17 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: 129th St. State Line Wetland
21 May 2017 - At the Hammond 129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake were
late Gadwall 1, Northern Shoveler 1, Canvasback 2 together, Lesser Scaup 1,
Marsh Wrens 2 singing and a Sora calling. (There were at least 3 Soras last
week.) Tyler Stewart and I walked south around the wetland and didn't see
the Snowy Egret in the afternoon.



On the way to the wetland through Memorial Park/Wolf Lake, I stopped the car
when I saw a Northern Mockingbird on the ground spreading its wings to stir
up insects.



Carolyn Mars, Whiting


 

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Date: 5/21/17 11:57 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP, OSFL, MOWA, CONW, and much more
On Saturday, May 20, at Fort Harrison, I had a productive morning (by myself) and evening (with Mike Mulcahy and Adam and Sara Wilson) that included Olive-sided Flycatcher, multiple Mourning, Connecticut, Prothonotary, and Canada Warblers, and good looks at many species. The success from Saturday carried over to Sunday big time. I birding mostly by myself for approximately 30 minutes before the bird walk and for about 80 minutes after the bird walk with Aidan Rominger. 
Highlights included six Mourning Warblers, four Connecticut Warblers, five Canada Warblers, three Ceruleans, Olive-sided Flycatcher, at least two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers, three Philadelphia Vireos (Aidan heard a fourth), a Blue-headed Vireo, good looks at many species, and no rain until after the bird walk ended. The majority of sightings took place during the bird walk but Aidan and I did bird after the bird walk and picked up new species and more of other species.
The Olive-sided Flycatcher I saw on Saturday did not make an appearance for the group. But, Aidan and I saw it in a few dead trees across from Walnut Plantation before it disappeared. For the morning, Aidan and I had all of the expected flycatchers except for Least. Six Alders was particularly good for the park. Aidan and I found additional Mourning and Connecticuts after the walk. Aidan managed photos of two Connecticuts. One, a female, flew into bare branches a few feet of the ground, posed for several seconds, and then flew off. While watching the Olive-sided Flycatcher and listening to a Connecticut sing, we had two Yellow-bellied Flycatchers calling. Continuing a large count of Canadas at the park during this migration, Aidan and I had at least five, possibly six, birds.
Below is my checklist for Sunday morning. My checklist contains poor photos of the Olive-sided, a photo of a Summer Tanager, and audio of Mourning and Connecticut Warblers. 
Canada Goose  3
Wood Duck  3
Mallard  4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  7
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  7
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  2
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Alder Flycatcher  6
Willow Flycatcher  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  7
Eastern Kingbird  3
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Philadelphia Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  5
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
House Wren  7
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Eastern Bluebird  1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  2
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  20
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  8
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  6
Connecticut Warbler  4
Mourning Warbler  6
Kentucky Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  11
Cerulean Warbler  3
Northern Parula  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  3
Yellow Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  7
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  5
Wilson's Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Chipping Sparrow  5
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Summer Tanager  3
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  5
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  5
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37032504

There will be one additional spring bird walk at Fort Harrison. Meet on Sunday, May 28, at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.  Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 5/21/17 11:23 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 21, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 108 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Henslow's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Dickcissel
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 5/20/17 5:17 pm
From: Michael Topp <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] N.W.Indiana - 5/20 - Smith's Longspurs, Sanderlings and Y.H.Blackbird
5/20
I checked a few spots today along the Western Lakefront. First stop was
the Hammond Lakefront Park then Whiting Park, Miller Beach and lastly
Grant St. Highlights include SMITH'S LONGSPURS, Shorebirds including
Sanderlings and Dunlin, and the continuing Yellow-headed Blackbird.
I will post the complete lists on e-bird later.


Highlights only:
HAMMOND LAKEFRONT PARK (Sanctuary):
Met Ken Brock, Joel Greenberg, Lynea Hinchman and Carolyn Marsh.
1-N.Parula Warbler
1-Wilson's Warbler
3-Ovenbirds
1-Blackpoll Warbler
Lots of Swallows


WHITING PARK:
(With Ken, Joel and Lynea)
The pickings were slim here.
1-Chestnut-sided Warbler
1-Nashville Warbler


MILLER BEACH: The picking were better here.
(Walked to the breakwall and into the woods)
1-Sora
2-Dunlin
33-Sanderlings (Flocks of 9 and 24)
1-Semipalmated Sandpiper
3-SMITH'S LONGSPURS (Flew past me heading
west along the beach they briefly landed about 40 yrds down
where I could see 2 males and a female before they continued west.


I also had some warblers in the Pines just behind the dunes.
I did not relocate the A.Bittern that I saw twice last week but
I only checked the front part of that pond


GRANT St.:
1-Bald Eagle (3rd Year)
1-Osprey
1-Virginia Rail
2-Soras
1-Trumpeter Swan (Resting on a pile of cattails)
2-C.Gallinule
1-Yellow-headed Blackbird (Male)
30-Marsh Wrens
Also some warblers here in the woods along the Southwest boundary.


Michael Topp
Highland IN.













 

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Date: 5/20/17 2:17 pm
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mounds State Park - 5/20/17
The mosquitoes ran me out of Strawtown so I checked flooded fields and found
zero shorebirds. My next stop was Mounds State Park. About 5 minutes after
getting out of the car I discovered the Carolina Chickadees and Tufted
Titmouse mobbing a small hole in a tree. This attracted the majority of the
warblers on my list. It was neat to have all of them in a binocular view.
While I was standing there watching the show I heard a Mourning Warbler that
did make a brief appearance for me to confirm what I thought I had heard.
Overall pretty good morning before the rain. I never did figure out what
all the commotion was about. Complete list is below.





Belted Kingfisher


Red-bellied Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker


Eastern Wood-Pewee


Alder Flycatcher


Least Flycatcher


Eastern Phoebe


Great Crested Flycatcher


Red-eyed Vireo


American Crow


Carolina Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse


White-breasted Nuthatch


House Wren


Carolina Wren


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


Swainson's Thrush


American Robin


European Starling


Black-and-white Warbler


Tennessee Warbler


Mourning Warbler


Common Yellowthroat


American Redstart


Northern Parula


Magnolia Warbler


Bay-breasted Warbler


Blackburnian Warbler


Yellow Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Blackpoll Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Canada Warbler


Summer Tanager


Northern Cardinal


Indigo Bunting


Common Grackle


American Goldfinch





Jeff Timmons

Anderson, IN






 

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Date: 5/20/17 1:48 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island CONW-- May 20, 2017
Marisa Windell and I found a CONNECTICUT WARBLER during our brief outing at Fox Island County Park on this cool, windy morning (9:00-10:15).  The bird was singing uncharacteristically high in the blowing trees and was unusually persistent in its song delivery (several times per minute for several minutes), but we never could find it visually despite its proximity to the road (just east of the 4-way stop north of the main entrance).  As I later exited the park, I heard the bird again, but this time its behavior was more typical of that species in migration: it sang twice, low, and then shut up.

Limiting our birding to areas around the nature buildings with a truncated walk down the lake road, we tallied additional migrants, most notably a Mourning Warbler (singing south of lake road just west of 4-way stop) and a Palm Warbler, the latter tying the late spring date for NE Indiana.
 
Detecting most birds by ear only-- and likely missing some songs due to the wind-- we had this list of species highlights:

Eastern Wood-Pewee- 2+
Acadian Flycatcher- 1
E. Phoebe- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1+
White-eyed (1), Yellow-throated (1), Warbling, and Red-eyed Vireos
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 2
Veery (1), Swainson's (several), and Wood (1) Thrushes
Gray Catbird
Tennessee (1), Connecticut (1), Mourning (1), American Redstart (10+; plentiful), Magnolia (1+), Yellow (1), Blackpoll (1+), Palm (1; other than redstart, one of the few warblers actually seen), and Canada (1) Warblers
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- several singing and calling; two males at feeders
Indigo Bunting- 2
Baltimore Oriole- 2

Prior to Fox Island, I found a few migrants in the area, the most notable probably a Semipalmated Plover at Serv-All (no other shorebirds anywhere) and a singing Summer Tanager on Rosewood Drive.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/20/17 1:00 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] GLOSSY IBIS - Kingsbury
I just found a breeding plumaged GLOSSY IBIS at Kingsbury FWA, LaPorte Co. It's at the back of the south end of the Big Marsh viewed from River Road. With John Cassady.

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/20/17 11:44 am
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 3 Common nighthawks, Westfield, Hamilton County, IN, ~8 PM

Last night, Friday, May 19, 2017 about 8 PM, I heard, and then saw three nighthawks flying overhead from our suburban home in Westfield. The nighthawks are the FOS for me. After not hearing them for 7-8 months, I'm reminded of how far their calls can travel, and how loud and distinctive they can be. Always an interesting bird.



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: 5/20/17 11:22 am
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 20-May-2017
This morning (20-May-2017) Joel Greenberg, Lynea Hinchman, and I birded the Lake County traps. We terminated the effort at 10:15AM when the rain began.

Eighteen soggy warbler species were logged.

—FORSYTHE PARK
Caspian Tern,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Barn Swallow,10
Eastern Bluebird,1
Northern Mockingbird,1
Black-and-white Warbler,2 females
Tennessee Warbler,1
Nashville Warbler,1
American Redstart,3- including a 1st-cycle male
Magnolia Warbler,1
Bay-breasted Warbler,2
Blackburnian Warbler,1 male
Blackpoll Warbler,2
Palm Warbler,2
Wilson’s Warbler,1

—STATE LINE WOODS
Warbling Vireo,4
Red-eyed Vireo,1
House Wren,3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Veery,3
American Robin,2
Gray Catbird,5
Northern Waterthrush,1
Black-and-white Warbler,1
Tennessee Warbler,4
Nashville Warbler,1
Mourning Warbler,1 singing
American Redstart,10
Yellow Warbler,15
Chestnut-sided Warbler,5
Blackpoll Warbler,4
Palm Warbler,1
Canada Warbler,1 male
Baltimore Oriole,2

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Michael Topp)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Warbling Vireo,4
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,20
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,10
House Wren,4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Ovenbird,3
Tennessee Warbler,2
Common Yellowthroat,2
American Redstart,4
Northern Parula,1 male
Yellow Warbler,2
Blackpoll Warbler,2
Palm Warbler,1
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Wilson’s Warbler,1 singing
White-throated Sparrow,1 singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1 singing
Indigo Bunting,2 males
Baltimore Oriole,1 male

—WHITING PARK (with Michael Topp and the rain)
Nashville Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,1 fem
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1 male
Baltimore Oriole,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 5/20/17 8:55 am
From: Tom <annntom...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Big May Count Johnson County
We had another successful Big May Count in Johnson County. We ended up
with 132 species including 28 species of warbler. There were a couple
of species like Yellow Billed Cuckoo and Summer Tanager which were
missing and normally found. A good effort was turned in by the Johnson
County crew. Thanks to you all. You can check out our results on line.

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


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Date: 5/20/17 7:41 am
From: Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Owen-County Whip-poor-wills
I've checked various spots in Owen-Putnam State Forest for Eastern Whip-poor-will since about 2010. I've only had good luck at Schmidt Rd. in the past, but I usually only cover one or two other spots on a trip, after I've checked that one. After the success in Brown County, it renewed my interest in trying to find Chuck-will's-widow in Owen-Putnam. There are no records for that species for Owen County, in eBird.


I scouted some areas from 8-9pm last night, taking notes of where I wanted to go back to later in the evening. I didn't hear the first Eastern Whip-poor-will until 9:24pm, at Schmidt Road. I heard at least 4 birds there, but it got hard to count at one point, as all the birds were going simultaneously. The Schmidt Road location is very good, and has been reliable for the 7 years I have checked it. Take CR450W north from SR46, this is the main road going north through Owen-Putnam and there is a sign out on SR46. Turn left on Schmidt. It's a rough gravel road and I've often seen birds in the road as soon as I turn onto it. It goes uphill for a ways and the whole stretch until you get to houses has been good. The best spot though is a small clearing after the road levels off for a bit. It's private property but this road sees almost no traffic and it's very quiet. There is now a house number on a pole right at the start of this spot, if you are coming from the east, the number is 4476 and it's very visible even in the dark. Usually I hear the birds all around the edges of the clearing, but the eastern border seems to be the most consistent with the birds being closest to the road there. Last night I saw and heard Whip-poor-wills up until around 9:55pm. I came back to Schmidt around 10:30pm and did not see or hear anything.


In other years I have covered many of the other gravel roads and had no success. Usually I can only get to 2-3 spots during prime time. Last night I checked Weilhamer which is just a bit further north. It looks good, but I had no luck there. I also covered a big stretch of Atkinsonville Rd./Hale Hill Rd/CR 600N (all the same road but named differently depending on where you look). Take the main road CR450W until it ends at a T, with a small house across the road. You can go either direction there and it's a gravel road for a long distance. Going west I saw and heard nothing. Going east, I hit a good spot where I saw and heard at least 5 birds. Going east, it was the first spot where I encountered a cluster of small homes/farms with open areas in the forest. Birds were singing all over that area and some were flying across the road just past where the houses were. This is the first time in seven years that I found a second location in OPSF that is productive.


After that I continued on to the gravel road (CR280W on Google Maps) that goes to Rattlesnake Campground. I thought that might be one of the best spots for Chuck-will's-widow. The road is rough and has a few shallow stream crossings, probably not a road you want to go down in a car, but 4WD is not needed in warmer months. I didn't get there until around 10pm and I saw and heard nothing. This is probably the spot highest on my list to try during prime time, 9pm-10pm right now. There are creeks running all through this area, ponds, and many openings in the forest. I covered all the areas a second time between 10-11pm and did not see or hear anything.


Hopefully this is useful to have in the archives if anyone decides to survey the location for nightjars in the future. I'd be interested in hearing on or off the list if anyone tries these areas, especially the road to Rattlesnake Campground, and if anyone finds a Chuck-will's-widow.


Vern

 

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Date: 5/20/17 7:05 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] SINGING NELSON'S SPARROW - Willow Slough
It is about 75 yds south of Patrol near large patch of phragmites.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
To: <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Sat, 20 May 2017 09:50:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SINGING NELSON'S SPARROW - Willow Slough

I just found a singing NELSON'S SPARROW at Willow Slough FWA. From Pogue and Patrol intersection go about 1 1/2m SE to the grassy dike that goes south along JC Murphey Lk. It is feeding on the dike.
Photographed by John Cassady and I got sound recording!

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/20/17 6:50 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SINGING NELSON'S SPARROW - Willow Slough
I just found a singing NELSON'S SPARROW at Willow Slough FWA. From Pogue and Patrol intersection go about 1 1/2m SE to the grassy dike that goes south along JC Murphey Lk. It is feeding on the dike.
Photographed by John Cassady and I got sound recording!

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/20/17 6:23 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] How many colors can you see in a Male Wood Duck Plumage?
Looking at a recent photograph of a male Wood Duck I found it
interesting to try to count the colors. Go to my flickr site and then
click on the image to enlarge, use the mouse to scroll around. How many
do you see?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/33965380953

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 5/19/17 11:26 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] WARNING: Grant St. Manhole Cover Damaged
The manhole cover at the entrance to Grant St. Marsh was hit by the mowing crew Thursday. The hold-down ring was shattered and the cover is off to the side. I reported it to a Gary PD Officer at a nearby restaurant. I attached orange and yellow flagging tape to a long stick and put it in the hole for visibility.

"Let's be careful out there," Hill Street Blues.


Rick.
 

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Date: 5/19/17 4:59 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront and Kingsbury 22 warbler species, Olive-sided Flycatcher, GC Kinglet
I birded Hammond Sanctuary, Dunes SP, Beverly Shores and Kingsbury.  Things were pretty slow, with a late Golden-crowned Kinglet at Hammond and a couple of nice warbler flocks at Beverly Shores, including Canada.  The day's highlight was an Olive-sided Flycatcher in Beverly that was down lower than usual for a few precious seconds and photos.

Hammond list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36993793
Beverly Shores:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36993890
photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/
John Kendall
Warsaw


 

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Date: 5/19/17 2:06 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo Co - Cattle Egret, White-rumped Sandpiper, Lark Sparrow, Connecticut Warbler
I checked areas of southwest and south-central Vigo County, and had some nice things in between rains.


W. Harlan Dr, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 19, 2017 7:45 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Egrets seen with cattle in grassy fenced field, 0.2 miles east of Arbuckle Rd.
2 species

CATTLE EGRET 12 Attending three large cows in a fenced pasture filled with tall grass (see photos)
Dickcissel 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36989091
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org<http://ebird.org/>)





McNutt Drive, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy with thunderstorms on way from west; rain last night; 65 deg F, North wind 10 mph. Checked unplanted flooded fields along McNutt Drive. Met Mike Brown. (there is about a mile of road with shallow flooded fields on either side; west of Battle Row Rd, in the Wabash R floodplain)
8 species

Bald Eagle 1 adult
Semipalmated Plover 20
Killdeer 3
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 5 with Semi. Sandpipers in two places. Larger size, longer-winged look obvious. Good close looks at fine streaking on flanks. Rather golden above (in contrast to plainer Semis). Full white rump seen in flight.
Semipalmated Sandpiper 60 Feeding in groups of 10 to 20 in shallow flooded ag fields. Allowed close approach, and flew around a lot.
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Horned Lark 6 in fields, with shorebirds
Blue Grosbeak 1 singing

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36988960
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org<http://ebird.org/>)





6300 French Rd, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 19, 2017 9:45 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Birds seen while driving slowly along French Rd.
1 species

LARK SPARROW 2 flew into sandy field with new sprouting corn, foraged across rows (photo)

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36989166
This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org<http://ebird.org/>)



FOWLER PARK, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 19, 2017 10:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Parked on west side of paved loop road. Waited out rains twice, then walked along road and up into hilly area to west. Checked for warblers.
29 species

Canada Goose 2
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 3 in fruiting mulberry by road, and calling
American Robin 6
CONNECTICUT WARBLER 1 singing, mostly snatches, less than full song, several times in dense steep understory of slope bordering road, just before rains began; not seen
Kentucky Warbler 1 in woods west of road, with strip pit lakes nearby; long song bout, moving around, unseen
American Redstart 4 one or two singing, and seen
Northern Parula 2 pair
Magnolia Warbler 2 male, female
Blackpoll Warbler 1 male foraging
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36989368

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




 

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Date: 5/19/17 12:08 pm
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Correction - Re: Dunes Area - 33 warbler species
Correction - The Prairie Warbler was in the blowout, not the Pine Warbler.


________________________________
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:34 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Area - 33 warbler species

It was a great day of birding yesterday. I was just going for warblers and ended the day with 33 warbler species in the dunes area. Huge thanks to John Cassady, Jeff McCoy and others for help with the birds and locations.

John Kaehr
South Bend

Beverly Shores, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
24 species

Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Connecticut Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 6
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36965782

Kemil Road: US-IN-Beverly Shores-Indiana Dunes State Park - 41.6807x-87.0097, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
2 species

Pine Warbler 1 (blowout)
Prairie Warbler 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36965942

Indiana Dunes SP, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
18 species

(with John Cassady)
Ovenbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Cerulean Warbler 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 2

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Indiana Dunes NL--Heron Rookery, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
2 species

(with John Cassady)
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1

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Date: 5/19/17 11:34 am
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Area - 33 warbler species
It was a great day of birding yesterday. I was just going for warblers and ended the day with 33 warbler species in the dunes area. Huge thanks to John Cassady, Jeff McCoy and others for help with the birds and locations.

John Kaehr
South Bend

Beverly Shores, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 5:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
24 species

Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Connecticut Warbler 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 6
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1

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Kemil Road: US-IN-Beverly Shores-Indiana Dunes State Park - 41.6807x-87.0097, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
2 species

Pine Warbler 1 (blowout)
Prairie Warbler 1

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36965942

Indiana Dunes SP, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
18 species

(with John Cassady)
Ovenbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Cerulean Warbler 4
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 2

View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36966075

Indiana Dunes NL--Heron Rookery, Porter, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
2 species

(with John Cassady)
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 1

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Date: 5/19/17 10:36 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dolan Wetlands, May 19 - LBHE
There is an ad. Little Blue Heron at the Dolan wetlands off of Old SR-37 north of Bloomington. Also present are a couple of Great Egrets and a few shorebirds, including Least and Semi Sandpipers and 5 Semi Plovers.

Dolan Wetlands, Monroe, Indiana, US
May 19, 2017 12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Stationary
19 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 35 4 females + broods
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 2
Little Blue Heron 1 adult
Semipalmated Plover 5
Killdeer 4
Least Sandpiper 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Barn Swallow 3
American Robin 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
House Finch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36984193

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Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 5/19/17 7:23 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Blacked-necked Stilts, Hamilton Co.
Becky Heck and I found four Black-necked Stilts in Noblesville, Hamilton Co. For GPS, use 111 Thurston Rd. Thurston is a gravel road directly across from the wet areas in the field on the west side of Promise Road. It's the best place to park. 
These are likely some of the displaced Goose Pond birds. We witnessed two birds mating. 
The stilts and Killdeer are the only Shorebirds present.

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Date: 5/18/17 10:19 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] another Mississippi Kite in Vigo Co.

Yesterday I saw a M. Kite in sw. Vigo Co for a frustratingly brief 15 seconds. This morning, to my amazement, one was perched on my own property in the northeast part of the county. It remained perched for at least 15 minutes and I photographed it. There are two previous Vigo County reports on eBird (May and July) in the last few years, before mine of yesterday. This year (within the past week), there are two other eBird reports at about the same latitude as Vigo: Hendricks and Morgan counties.
These two Vigo observations come during and after a day of very strong south winds (25 mph yesterday).

Nevins Twp, 6065 N. Miami Gardens St, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 18, 2017 8:10 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Observed while on driveway; stopped to verify, photograph. Warm day following day of strong south winds.
1 species

MISSISSIPPI KITE 1 first summer bird (spots on back), perched in top of tall dead tree along forest edge, bordering farm field, preening and looking around. Remained for 15 minutes (still perched when I left). See photos. Gray head, black around eye (especially forward of eye), relatively tiny bill. Long, slender body, with folded wings pointed, equal to tip of notched tail. Several prominent white spots on back (against gray background) around folded wing (characteristic of juvenile, retained first summer). Underparts mostly not visible because of direction bird was facing, but lower flanks, vent barred brown on white.

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Date: 5/18/17 10:09 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island YBFL-- May 18, 2017 Late AM
After a mid-morning breakfast meet, I decided to execute a quick drive-through of Fox Island County Park (10:45-11:30).  Despite the late arrival, some things were still singing, though the high winds made for tough birding-by-ear.  A decent flock was just north of the lake parking lot, but the wooded portion of the lake road just west of the 4-way stop is where I picked up my FOS YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATHER.  It was giving its "chuwee" call repeatedly for several minutes but was too far off the road for me to get a look.  Bird highlights:

Eastern Wood-Pewee- 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher- 1; FOS
Acadian Flycatcher- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2
White-eyed Vireo- 1 south of lake parking lot
Yellow-throated Vireo- 1
Warbling Vireo- 1
Red-eyed Vireo- 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 2
Swainson's Thrush- 2
Wood Thrush- 1
Tennessee (2), Common Yellowthroat (2), Hooded (1 sang twice north of lake parking lot), American Redstart (2), Bay-breasted (1 singing at nature center lot), Yellow (1), Chestnut-sided (2), and Blackpoll (3) Warblers
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 1
Indigo Bunting- 3
Baltimore Oriole- 1

Insect highlight: I'm not very proficient with butterfly ID, but big, beautiful swallowtails are fairly easy.  This morning I noted E. Tiger (3), Spicebush (1), and Giant (1), the latter I don't often see.

Human highlight: Alan Bruner (and party) at the lake parking lot.  Always nice to finally put a face to the name.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/18/17 5:51 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 18, 2017 AM
On my way to an appointment, I checked some local wooded neighborhoods and found a few migrants.

Sleepy Hollow Lane:
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Swainson's Thrush- 2
Tennessee Warbler- 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler- 1
Blackpoll- 1

Rosewood Drive:
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 2
Acadian Flycatcher- 1
Eastern Phoebe- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2
Red-eyed Vireo- 1
House Wren- 1
Swainson's Thrush- 8
Wood Thrush- 1
Gray Catbird- 1
Tennessee Warbler- 2
American Redstart- 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler- 2
Blackpoll- 2
Summer Tanager- 1
Indigo Bunting- 2
Baltimore Oriole- 1

I also heard other songs here, including that of a possible Cape May, that I couldn't definitively ID in the wind (and without being rude to a homeowner who was wondering what I was doing in his neighborhood with binoculars).


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/18/17 5:24 am
From: Angie Quinn <angie...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Urban Fort Wayne Highlights
While competing against Greg Majewski for the best "Green Birding" tally, I
walked the Southwood Park neighborhood, rode my bike through Foster Park,
and walked Headwaters Park and the St. Marys Pathway during my lunch break.
My 44 species was no where close to his count, but still, overall, not bad
for being in town the whole day.

Species Name Species Count
Canada Goose 18
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 1--- heard near Foster Park.
Common Nighthawk 1 --Southwood Park
Chimney Swift 8 --a lively bunch in Southwood Park
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1 --St. Marys Pathway near the Fort.
Empidonax sp. 1 --on the river bank at Foster Park, but didn't call.
Eastern Phoebe 5
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2 --Foster Park
Warbling Vireo 6 --Foster Park
Red-eyed Vireo 2 --Foster Park
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2 --MLK Bridge, Headwaters Park
Carolina Chickadee 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 26
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 1 --Foster Park
European Starling 6
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1 -- Foster Park
Northern Parula 1 --Foster Park
Black-throated Green Warbler 2 --Foster Park
Chipping Sparrow 14
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 8
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 6
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 13
House Sparrow 10




--
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: 5/17/17 5:55 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Newton County Prairie Birds
US-IN-Lake Village-County Road 725 - 41.1049x-87.4393 Conrad Station Nature Conservancy and area, Newton, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 12:08 PM - 12:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
16 species

Mallard 2
Wild Turkey 4
Turkey Vulture 5
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
American Robin 3
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 7
Henslow's Sparrow 4
Chipping Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 5 Photo taken, I imagine there are many more in the area.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36936959


Kankakee Sands (TNC), Newton, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 12:48 PM - 1:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
21 species

Mallard 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Chimney Swift 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 3
Grasshopper Sparrow 5
Henslow's Sparrow 9
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Dickcissel 5
Bobolink 2
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36939014

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/17/17 1:56 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne

I passed Eagle Marsh on my way to the YMCA, and impulsively decided to do part of my workout by walking up the lane to the barn, and a little beyond. The wind was so strong it kept blowing my hat off, so I was holding it on with one hand and trying to handle my binoculars with the other. The wind may have covered some birdsong, but I was able to hear Marsh Wrens and my FOY Virginia Rail.


Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: 85 F, partly cloudy, very strong wind
13 species

Canada Goose 20
Mute Swan 1
Mallard 2
Virginia Rail 1
Killdeer 1
Tree Swallow 4
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Marsh Wren 3
American Robin 1
Song Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 100
American Goldfinch 1

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Another FOY, a Northern Bobwhite called near our house this morning. There haven't been any around here for years.


Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 5/17/17 1:13 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Highlights
While attempting a big 'green' day, I took my bike around to the local
hotspots. Highlights only:

Smith Rd north of Yohne:
Wild Turkey

Yohne Rd:
Grasshopper Sparrow

Homestead fluddle:
Semi-palmated Plover
Spotted Sandpiper

Arrowhead Prairie:
Henslow's Sparrow
Orchard Oriole

Eagle Marsh:
TONS OF WIND made for backwards-flying swallows.
Spotted Sandpiper
Dunlin

Fox Island:
Black-billed Cuckoo
Northern Mockingbird
Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Tennessee Warblers, American Redstart

Foster Park:
Yellow-throated Warbler

Jefferson Blvd Bridge at Swinney Park:
Cliff Swallow returning to colony

Towpath Trail at Coventry:
American Woodcock

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 5/17/17 12:59 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lindenwood Cemetery YBCU-- May 17, 2017 AM
Things seemed much quieter this morning, when while running an errand, I noted just a few transients, a Tennessee and three Blackpolls, in local neighborhoods.  But afterward, on another errand, I decided to check Lindenwood Cemetery on my way through downtown Fort Wayne.  I missed Cape May yesterday, and I thought that Lindenwood's nice collection of conifers might provide one.  Nope, but I did pick up my FOS Yellow-billed Cuckoo among a few other things.  My short list of migrants:

Yellow-billed Cuckoo- 1 sang twice; FOS
Chimney Swift- 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 3
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Philadelphia Vireo- 1; nice comparison of song with...
Red-eyed Vireo- 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush- 1 calling; found it perched on a low grave marker, where it then sang for a time; great looks
Swainson's Thrush- 5; some singing
Tennessee (1), Bay-breasted (1), Chestnut-sided (1), Blackpoll (1), and Black-throated Green (1) Warblers
Indigo Bunting- 1
Baltimore Oriole- 2

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/17/17 9:45 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] sw. Vigo Co.- Miss. Kite, and a few shorebirds
Wabash Floodplain Fields near Kennett and Arbuckle Rd., Vigo, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 8:55 am - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Shorebirds along Kennett Rd at "the bowl", first flooded field area less than one mile west of Hwy 63. Strong south wind (about 20 mph), warm (75 F).
7 species

Killdeer 10 including two half-grown downy young. adults calling
Least Sandpiper 19 in flock, preening and foraging along edge of pool
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5 separate from Least sandpipers, plainer-looking (grayer); black legs, relatively thick straight bill, relatively horizontal posture (3 photos)
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Horned Lark 2
American Robin 1
Indigo Bunting 1

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8407 Prairieton Rd, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 9:15 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Comments: Bird seen while driving south on Prairieton Road (Hwy 63), first crossing south of Kennett Rd in Prairieton.
1 species

MISSISSIPPI KITE 1 apparently this species, seen for about 15 seconds total. Driving south, I saw "a kite" flying toward me over the highway. Instantly thought "kite" because of shape, size and behavior. It had long narrow wings, pointed at tips; a slender body; fairly long but narrow tail, not forked or noticeably notched; a projecting but smallish head. Did not flap (riding a strong south wind), held wings slightly upward, Turkey vulture-like, and drifted northeast away from road. I saw it for 10 seconds in the car as I slowed down and pulled over; then for 5 seconds after jumping out of car, with binocs. Did not see any color markings or pattern. Seen at reasonably close range: 60 yards (closest) to 150 yards. Easy to rule out harrier or falcon as possibilities.

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McNutt Drive, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 9:40 AM - 9:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked flooded fields along road.
4 species (+1 other taxa)

Bald Eagle 1 adult in flight
Black-bellied Plover 1 adult in alternate plumage, foraging by itself about 150 yards south of road
Killdeer 3
peep sp. 20 flock of mid-sized peeps in flight
Horned Lark 6 in road in wet places with corn stalk debris

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Date: 5/17/17 7:54 am
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hammond Sanctuary
Lakefront Park and Sanctuary Migrant Trap, Lake, Indiana, US
May 17, 2017 6:40 AM - 9:51 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
56 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 2
Ring-billed Gull 15
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 7
Mourning Dove 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 30
Barn Swallow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 9
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 27
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 6
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Male
Palm Warbler 19
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 1 Female
Wilson's Warbler 2
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

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Date: 5/17/17 5:08 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] MOWAs
John

Was anyone able to get a recording of the MOWAs? I am studying songs of
migrants to better understand their migratory movements. If you hear
any more or could spread the word, that would be great.A SmartPhone
recording is good enough for this project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Professor, Biology Department

Chair, Environmental Stewardship Committee

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102
Voice: 603 641 7397


<jpitocch...> <mailto:<jpitocch...>


 

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Date: 5/17/17 4:33 am
From: bob carper <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Atterbury Big May Day
As part of the IAS Big May Day I covered the Atterbury area of Johnson County for the fifth year with highlights of a late Red-breasted Nuthatch and Black Vulture. Since the group was short shorebirds at the noon count, I spent the afternoon meandering across the county checking known flooded fields. The strategy paid off adding 8 additional species.

More of the story and photos at:         http://bushwhackingbirder.com/     Bob Carper Indianapolis
 

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Date: 5/17/17 3:25 am
From: Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Swainson's Thrushes return
At 6:15am, there was one Swainson's Thrush singing in our yard on Elkhart's west side. Tennessee Warblers and Common Nighthawks were vocal as well.


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Date: 5/16/17 7:27 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] A Peak Day at Fox Island; BBCU, GWWA, CONW, MOWA-- May 16, 2017
I found Jeff McCoy's nocturnal flight alert posted early this morning interesting, but I've learned not to get my hopes up from my own experiences of notable early overhead flights not translating to birds on the ground when the sun rises.  Nevertheless, I checked the woods of Rosewood Drive on my way to an appointment and found my FOS CERULEAN WARBLER singing like crazy among a number of other migrants.  This gave me much more hope, and I was getting quite anxious when my 8AM appointment ran late and I wasn't able to get to Fox Island until almost 10:30.  But despite losing nearly three hours of prime birding time, I had a great day, tallying 25 warblers (26 with the Cerulean), including Golden-winged, Orange-crowned, Connecticut, Mourning, Kentucky, Canada, and Wilson's.  I also had a Black-billed Cuckoo, a Summer Tanager, and good counts of many species, including especially good thrush counts.  The strong winds kept the mosquitoes at bay (only mildly annoying, despite my short sleeves and NO bug spray), but it didn't really affect the chorus, which remained strong through 1:30 when activity waned a bit but never really quit.  I left at 2:15, tallying 83 species in the park but wondering what I could have done with those extra three hours spent taking care of other matters.  Highlights:

Hooded Merganser- 1 female sitting on a log in wet woods north of Tree Trail
Spotted Sandpiper- 1 at lake
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO- 1 clucking call at bog loop; my FOS
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 13
Acadian Flycatcher- 8
Willow Flycatcher- 1
Least Flycatcher- 7
Eastern Phoebe- 2
Great Crested Flycatcher- 7
Yellow-throated (8), Warbling (13), and Red-eyed (17) Vireos
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH- 1 calling near bog loop
House Wren- 15
Veery- 6
Gray-cheeked Thrush- 4; three in west end, one calling and all singing; one great look at a silent bird north of geogarden; my FOS
Swainson's Thrush- 28
Wood Thrush- 6
Gray Catbird- 15; probably undercounted
Brown Thrasher- 2
Cedar Waxwing- 7; two birds were perched next to each other, passing something back and forth, each bird first trying to pass it to some nonexistent bird on its other side; repeated over and over; hilarious

Warblers-- Ovenbird (2), GOLDEN-WINGED (1 sang once at bog loop; my FOS), Black-and-White (1), Prothonotary (FOUR; two singing at same time north of Tree Trail; one singing at bog loop; one singing south of eastern lower dune trail; number a park record?), Tennessee (17), Orange-crowned (1 sang several times at bog loop, my FOS), Nashville (2), CONNECTICUT (1 sang several times along trail north of lake; my FOS), MOURNING (1 sang several times northwest of lake parking lot; my FOS), KENTUCKY (1 sang several times west of bog loop; my FOS), Common Yellowthroat (5), HOODED (2; one on lake road; one in east end; my FOS), American Redstart (22), Northern Parula (1), Magnolia (3), Bay-breasted (4; my FOS), Blackburnian (1; my FOS), Yellow (9), Chestnut-sided (4), Blackpoll (5; my FOS), Black-throated Blue (1 singing on lake road; my FOS), Yellow-throated (1), Black-throated Green (2), CANADA (1 singing on lake road; great looks; my FOS), and Wilson's (3; my FOS)

Eastern Towhee (3), Chipping (4), Field (3), Song, and White-crowned (6) Sparrows
Summer Tanager- 1 called once on lake road
Scarlet Tanager- 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 5
Indigo Bunting- 26
Orchard Oriole- 1 first-spring male in field west of main gate (couldn't get a chat here, though)
Baltimore Oriole- 13

Before and after Fox Island, while running here and there, I was able to add another 12 species-- including such common birds as Canada Goose, Mourning Dove, and House Finch that I somehow missed in the park-- to get my day list up to 95.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/16/17 7:02 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Big May Day Count W. Beverly Shores BCNH roost
I am posting this for our illustrious leader, Penny Starin and also for Susan Cohen. 

This year finally brought warm, clear weather but most of the usual migrants had not arrived yet.  The continued improvements in the Grand Marsh habitat led to seeing (apparently roosting) of Black-crowned Night-Herons, 25 Sandhill Cranes and 5 Virginia Rails.  We dipped on both bitterns and Olive-sided Flycatcher, which have been seen in most years.
Penny and Susan did the early counting with some owling and watching Woodcocks, as well.
It was too early for Connecticut and Mourning Warblers, but we pulled Hooded, and a Black-throated Blue and Golden-winged in the afternoon on the north side of Beverly Drive.

John Kendall
Warsaw
 

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Date: 5/16/17 6:46 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hammond area and Kankakee FWA
I decided to "hit the traps" in the am, starting at Forsythe Park.  I ended up seeing a nice slice of migration and also the obligatory Snowy Egret and a Summer Tanager calling on the west end of Hammond Sanctuary (could the feeder-visiting young male have turned insectivorous?).  Best warblers were Cerulean (maybe only my 2nd or 3rd time in the traps) and Orange-crowned males at Forsythe entrance off 129th and Mourning and female Golden-winged at Hammond Sanctuary. Kankakee FWA has dried up significantly, with few shorebirds as compared to yesterday.  Only some Semipalmated Plovers, a few Least SP, Dunlin and Lesser Yellowlegs remained.  Shorebird season may be over locally unless we get significant rain fairly soon.  
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36912962http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36913101http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36913257http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36913313
John KendallWarsaw

 

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Date: 5/16/17 5:43 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA least terns
The least terns have returned to Goose Pond FWA. Lee Sterrenburg and I saw 3 flying around the nesting island this afternoon. They appeared to be courting. The best place to view the terns is from the 1200W bridge, which gives some elevation, improving the viewing conditions. The birds are distant (about a quarter mile) so a scope is helpful. Please do not approach the island; doing so disturbs the nesting endangered terns and violates federal law. If you see anyone walking past the "no trespassing least tern nesting area" signs, please call a conservation officer at (765) 795-3534


Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US
May 16, 2017 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
52 species

Canada Goose 40
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 4
Northern Bobwhite 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Least Bittern 1 Coo
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 30
Green Heron 1
Sandhill Crane 2 Gp12
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 5
Killdeer 5
American Woodcock 1
Mourning Dove 2
Willow Flycatcher 5
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Bell's Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 15
Cliff Swallow 15
Tufted Titmouse 1
Sedge Wren 4
Marsh Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 4
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 5
Henslow's Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 7
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 3
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 15
Dickcissel 5
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 30
Orchard Oriole 5
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36901953

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
May 16, 2017 8:01 AM - 8:04 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Water high disturbance a
9 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 8
Black-necked Stilt 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 3
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36900836

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
May 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Water high disturbance a
20 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 1
Great Egret 5
Bald Eagle 1
Black-necked Stilt 2
Black-bellied Plover 1 Heard only
Killdeer 8 Tern island
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Tern island
Least Tern 3 Flying over the least tern nesting island and courting. The island and 200m around it is closed to the public. Please respect the nesting terns and view from a distance
Mourning Dove 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Barn Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 2
Sedge Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Red-winged Blackbird 15

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36911006

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
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Date: 5/16/17 3:38 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (16-May-17) Warbs, Olive-sided, Snowy E., and Summer Tans
Today (16-May-2017) John Cassady, Kim Ehn, Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

We ended the day with 23 warbler species (including 2 Mournings), an Olive-sided Flycatcher, a Snowy Egret, and a lakefront record Summer Tanager count: 4 at the green tower and 2 in Dunes S.P (previous max was 5). It was a very good day.

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (Cassady only: early AM)
Eastern Whip-poor-will,1
Willow Flycatcher,4

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (Cassady only: early AM)
American Woodcock,1
Willow Flycatcher,2

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (Cassady only: early AM)
Wild Turkey,1
American Woodcock,1
Eastern Whip-poor-will,1
Willow Flycatcher,2

—GREEN TOWER SITE (With Brendan Grube et al. See Brendan’s list at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36909649

—FORSYTHE PARK (13 warbler species)
Caspian Tern,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Downy Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Least Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,2
Warbling Vireo,1
Philadelphia Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Veery,2
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,1
Cedar Waxwing,2
Black-and-white Warbler,3
Tennessee Warbler,1
Nashville Warbler,1
American Redstart,10
Northern Parula,1 singing
Magnolia Warbler,6
Blackburnian Warbler,1 male, singing
Chestnut-sided Warbler,4
Blackpoll Warbler,13
Black-throated Blue Warbler,1 singing male
Palm Warbler,5
Yellow-rumped Warbler,6
Black-throated Green Warbler,1
Chipping Sparrow,2
Scarlet Tanager,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
Baltimore Oriole,1

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met John Kendall- 14 warbler species)
American Kestral,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1
Chimney Swift,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Olive-sided Flycatcher,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,4
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,1
Traill’s Flycatcher,1
Eastern Kingbird,2
Warbling Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,2
Black-capped Chickadee,2
House Wren,5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Gray Catbird,1
Cedar Waxwing,3
Ovenbird,1
Northern Waterthrush,2
Black-and-white Warbler,1
Tennessee Warbler,1
American Redstart,12
Magnolia Warbler,3
Bay-breasted Warbler,2 male & fem
Yellow Warbler,2
Chestnut-sided Warbler,3
Blackpoll Warbler,3
Black-throated Blue Warbler,1 female
Palm Warbler,5
Yellow-rumped Warbler,2
Wilson’s Warbler,1 male
White-crowned Sparrow,2
Scarlet Tanager,1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1 singing male
Indigo Bunting,2
Baltimore Oriole,2
House Finch,1
American Goldfinch,5

—STATE LINE WOODS (eleven warbler species)
Caspian Tern,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Traill’s Flycatcher,1
Great Crested Flycatcher,2
Warbling Vireo,5
Red-eyed Vireo
Barn Swallow,3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,5
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,4
Gray Catbird,3
Black-and-white Warbler,1 male
Tennessee Warbler,3
American Redstart,10
Magnolia Warbler,1
Yellow Warbler,15
Chestnut-sided Warbler,2
Blackpoll Warbler,7
Palm Warbler,2
Yellow-rumped Warbler,2
Black-throated Green Warbler,1
Wilson’s Warbler,1
Song Sparrow,1
White-crowned Sparrow,1
Scarlet Tanager,1
Baltimore Oriole,2

—WHITING PARK (10 warbler species)
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Eastern Kingbird,6
Veery,1
Swainson’s Thrush,3
Gray Catbird,1
Northern Mockingbird,1
Cedar Waxwing,30
Black-and-white Warbler,1 female
Orange-crowned Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,1 female
Mourning Warbler,1 female
American Redstart,8
Chestnut-sided Warbler,1
Palm Warbler,2
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Canada Warbler,1 male
Wilson’s Warbler,3 males
Lincoln’s Sparrow,2
Baltimore Oriole,4

—129th STREET WETLAND
Snowy Egret,1- continuing bird
Caspian Tern,7
Eastern Kingbird,1
Brown Thrasher,1


—DUNES STATE PARK
Wild Turkey,1 (Cassady early AM)
American Woodcock,1 (Cassady early AM)
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Least Flycatcher,1
Eastern Phoebe,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Swainson’s Thrush,5
Ovenbird,1
Mourning Warbler,1 male
American Redstart,3
Cerulean Warbler, 4 (Cassady early AM)
Blackpoll Warbler,3
Palm Warbler,2
Summer Tanager,2 males, calling
Scarlet Tanager,1 singing
Baltimore Oriole,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 5/16/17 12:57 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Allen County
    I had a chance to spend the entire morning at Franke Park this morning, and had my best count of the spring there, so far. I ended up with a list of 56 species, and finally broke into the double digits with the Warblers, with eleven species. I had several FOY's, including a Summer Tanager, which was singing quite a bit, but only gave me a brief look.
56 species

Canada Goose  55
Mallard  30
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  9
Willow Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  5
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Philadelphia Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  22
American Crow  5
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  5
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
House Wren  10
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Eastern Bluebird  2
Swainson's Thrush  8
Wood Thrush  7
American Robin  18
Gray Catbird  10
Brown Thrasher  5
Tennessee Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  5
Cerulean Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  2    FOY
Yellow Warbler  4
Blackpoll Warbler  3    FOY
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Wilson's Warbler  2    FOY
Summer Tanager  1    FOY
Northern Cardinal  18
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  12
Baltimore Oriole  7
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  6
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/16/17 1:33 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NE Ind. - nocturnal flight calls
Woke up early for my vacation day in the Dunes and just stepped outside for a listen (Whitley Co.). The night sky abounds with flight calls.
About 3 Swainson's Thrushes per minute for 15 min., 5 Gray-cheecked Thrushes, 4 Yellow-billed Cuckoos, 1 Black-billed Cuckoo.
Whether this actually translates to birds on the ground is a whole other matter!

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/15/17 8:34 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Dunes SP and Kankakee FWA Golden Eagle, Lark Sparrow, Wilson's Phalarope, WRSA's, Semi Plover count, Alder FC's
After the great am at the Observation Tower, I located a Golden-winged Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo inside Dunes SP, then visited Kankakee FWA. I was surprised to see the Wilson's Phalarope and most of the others still present, along with an increase in Dunlin (26) and Semipalmated Plovers (43).  Looks like great semi-dry flat habitat to attract a rarity like a Mountain Plover, or Buff-breasted Sandpiper.
I also had 2 calling Alder Flycatchers at Kankakee FWA. Photos of the Golden Eagle, Lark Sparrow, Phalarope, Alder FC and WRSA are at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/

John Kendall
Warsaw


 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:20 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Shorebirds-- May 15, 2017 PM
I drove the Homestead Road area afternoon, searching for shorebirds and having modest success in doing so.  Highlights:

Amber Road:
Semipalmated Plover- 2
Spotted Sandpiper- 3
Least Sandpiper- 7
Short-billed Dowitcher- 1; my FOS
Red-headed Woodpecker- 1 calling from woods at corner of Amber and Branning
Yellow-throated Vireo- 1 singing in woods at that corner
Marsh Wren- 1 singing at pond on east side of Amber south of rail
Baltimore Oriole- 1
Cricket Frog- 1; for some reason, I don't often hear these

Wetland straight east of Homestead at Branning:  Semipalmated Plover- 11

Welker Road:
Henslow's Sparrow- 1 sang a couple times
Cricket Frog- several


Later, I finished my supper overlooking the west end of Eagle Marsh (7:30-8:15), hoping for Black Tern, but settling for these:
Hooded Merganser- 1 female landed in the water at the base of a nest box, seemed interested, but didn't enter
Great Egret- 3 landed high in the tree line on the north edge of Fox Island
Bald Eagle- 1 adult initially on one of the mud flats
Sora- 1
Marsh Wren- 1

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:19 pm
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] White-rumped Sandpiper/Short-billed Dowitchers - Madison County
After having the Monday blues my day suddenly improved on the way home. I
drove the county roads looking for shorebirds. There were a few fields with
birds but one location took the prize. Birds were pretty close and good
variety. Best birds at this location were the White-rumped Sandpiper and
the Short-billed Dowitchers. I also never tire of seeing Semi-palmated
Plovers for some reason. Complete list of birds in the eBird report and you
can click on the blue Map hyperlink for the exact location off of W 500N in
Madison County.



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36888220







Jeff Timmons

Anderson, IN










 

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Date: 5/15/17 6:03 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Olive--sided Flycatcher & Porter and Laporte County birds
Olive-sided Flycatcher Indiana Dunes NL, West Beach - Long Lake. See listing below for details.

City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
May 15, 2017 1:08 PM - 1:29 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
8 species

Canada Goose 7
Mallard 1
Ring-billed Gull 45
Herring Gull 3
Caspian Tern 46
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 85

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36880484

Indiana Dunes NL--Dunewood Campground, Porter, Indiana, US
May 15, 2017 2:34 PM - 2:49 PM
Protocol: Stationary
19 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
American Redstart 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36892174

Indiana Dunes NL--West Beach, Porter, Indiana, US
May 15, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
49 species

Canada Goose 4
Mallard (Northern) 10
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 8
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 10
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 57
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 1 Adult; grey breast with vague darker striping, dark head, upright on perch, short tail. Seen on trail across from Long Lake parking lot, head West at T about 300 yards in and around and perching on old fairly tall dead tree.
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 3
Tennessee Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 4
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 23
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36889141

Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive West of Broadway, Porter, Indiana, US
May 15, 2017 6:51 PM - 7:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
28 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 15
Green Heron 5
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 40
Marsh Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 5
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 21
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36892148

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

Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/15/17 3:24 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long Shore Survey, Dunes State Park.
It's Rare Bird Week at the Indiana Dunes State Park. The Long Shore Survey
is done at the beach parking lot in the mornings and afternoon. Weather
this week is highly conducive for multiple rare birds in fly by mode along
the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Today's movement was mediocre due to cool overnight temps and north winds.
Switching to south winds in the morning and a very warm air temperature
resulted in an excellent hawk count.
Here's the list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36882969


Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/15/17 10:31 am
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park Allen Co
My annual trip to Franke Park was enjoyable this morning.
Franke Park, Allen, Indiana, US
May 15, 2017 7:32 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walking
55 species

Canada Goose 11
Mallard 15
Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 17
American Crow 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 5
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 15
Wood Thrush 5
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 16
Brown Thrasher 3
Tennessee Warbler 5
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36872705

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

Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/15/17 9:58 am
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Shores-Yellow-breasted Chat
I had a Chat calling and seen on the east end of Beverly Drive this morning. Great bird and great looks!

John Kaehr
South Bend

 

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Date: 5/15/17 9:54 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NECO - 5/15
The Neotropic Cormorant is present at the east end of Lk. Lemon. The Black Scoter is no longer visible from the east end. There was some boat traffic so it might have moved to another part of the lake.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 5/15/17 9:49 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 15, 2017 AM
Working around appointments, I checked some local areas on this beautiful morning of bright sunshine and refreshing breezes.  There seemed to be a modest influx overnight, most notably of Swainson's Thrushes, and I added a couple of flycatchers and a "warbler" to my annual list.  By the time I arrived at Fox Island late in the morning, things still seemed fairly lively, and the increasing winds kept the mosquitoes at bay as I meandered around the nature buildings and took a quick jaunt down to the lake prior to my next appointment.  Highlights only:


Sleepy Hollow Lane:  Red-eyed Vireo (2), Swainson's Thrush (2),  and Tennessee Warbler (1)


Rosewood Drive: Eastern Wood-Pewee (1; my FOS), Least Flycatcher (1), Red-eyed Vireo (2), Swainson's (5) and Wood (1) Thrushes, Ovenbird (1), and Tennessee Warbler (2)


Fox Island County Park:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 2
Acadian Flycatcher- 1; my FOS
Least Flycatcher- 2
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
White-eyed (2), Yellow-throated (1), Warbling (2), and Red-eyed (3) Vireos
House Wren- 2
Veery- 1
Swainson's Thrush- 15
Wood Thrush- 2
Northern Waterthrush (1 singing just north of geogarden), Tennessee (1), American Redstart (2), N. Parula (1), Magnolia (2), Yellow (1), Chestnut-sided (3), and Yellow-breasted Chat (1 heard from lake road; my FOS)
Scarlet Tanager- 1f
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- several
Indigo Bunting- 2
Baltimore Oriole- 2


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/15/17 4:33 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black Scoter - e. end Lk. Lemon
There’s a fem. Black Scoter at the east end of Lk. Lemon.

Jim Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 5/14/17 9:03 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen FOTEs; Eagle Marsh AMBI, LEBI, COGA-- May 14, 2017 PM
I walked the main drive of Eagle Marsh again this morning before work (5:40-6:00), the mild temps, calm winds, and bright half-moon above making for a very pleasant visit.  It didn't hurt that the birds were much more lively than yesterday as well.  The highlight was hearing my FOS LEAST BITTERN calling about three poles down from the gate.  Two Great Horned Owls, a couple of woodcock, 8+ singing Marsh Wrens, and a singing Swamp Sparrow were the secondary components of a noisy chorus.

After work, before I returned to Eagle Marsh with reinforcements for the evening performance, I got a heads-up from Barb Derr about some terns foraging over their neighborhood pond near Homestead Road at Ernst Road.  After supper, I made the trip over there and found 10 FORSTER'S TERNS, my FOS.  Thanks, Barb and Katie!

I then met Sandy Schacht, Stephanie Wagner, and Marisa Windell at the main gate of Eagle Marsh at 8:00 so that we could try again for the bittern.  With continued warm temps, weakening breezes, and a beautiful sunset, we enjoyed a very pleasant outing.  Not only did we get some decent birds, but we also had a chance encounter with Dave Ward and his birding friend from England.  Dave is also a long-time Stockbridge Auduboner and still an avid birder, but our paths haven't crossed in years, and it was fun to visit with them...once we finally introduced ourselves and realized who everyone was!

Our list with rough, if any, numbers:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck- 5
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant- a couple of fly-bys and a snag-full down at Serv-All
AMERICAN BITTERN- 1; short, low flight when flushed from near berm by hikers before Sandy and Marisa arrived; not heard our whole visit; FOS for Stephanie?
LEAST BITTERN- 1 calling nearby; not seen despite 15 minutes of trying; FOS for some
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret- 2
Bald Eagle- 2 adults
Red-tailed Hawk- 1
Virginia Rail- 2; grunts; kiddick calls
Sora- 1; whinnies
COMMON GALLINULE- 1 walked across the road in front of us; our FOS
American Coot- 1
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
American Woodcock- 4+
Great Horned Owl- 1 calling in woods south of barn
Common Nighthawk- 1; FOS for some of us
Willow Flycatcher- 1
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Swallows- low numbers early, including a couple of Rough-wings, but a swirling mass of several hundred above us (mostly Barn, Tree, and Bank?) at last light was fun to watch
Marsh Wren- 8+; lost count
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow- 2 singing
Northern Cardinal- 1
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/14/17 9:02 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Porter Co. May Count
May 13th, 2017
With Brendan doing his usual south county thing (and getting a Bell's in the middle of nowhere!), I pulled double duty for the count, joining Ken Brock at the Tower for a few hours (the earnest young Matt Beatty taking over his west Beverly section) then covering my east Beverly area.
After this, I did some "poaching" in a
couple other areas and hit Kankakee FWA at dusk to satisfy my shorebird fix.

Dunes St Pk Longshore Flight -
Winds were dead calm at start,but
became light south as the morning
progressed resulting in a moderate flight.
A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD seranaded us the entire count, but the best bird was a first spring male BLUE GROSBEAK that
appeared briefly in the cottonwoods 100 yds south of the Tower. Other good count birds were a PEREGRINE FALCON, a CLIFF SWALLOW, 2 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, a singing ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, and 2 ORCHARD ORIOLES.
After I left, Ken had one each of some other good count raptors - OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, COOPER'S HAWK, and BROAD-WINGED HAWK.
full list:
http://mail.centurylink.net/service/home/~/?id=192741&part=2.2&auth=co&disp=a

Beverly Shores (east of Lakeshore County Rd)-
The age of the return of the beaver is upon us. Beverly Dr is flooded out, Central Ave. is washed out (road collapsed south of Beverly) and the birding is awesome! Was shocked to flush an AMERICAN BITTERN right along flooded Beverly Dr west of Central Ave. Other notables for the count were 13
RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, COMMON LOON, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, HOODED WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, and SUMMER TANAGER.
Full list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36803983
West Beach-
Though I dipped on my target Lark Sparrow (they were on territory here last year), I got LEAST BITTERN!
It was calling from the south side of Long Lake east of the observation deck.
This is the first record in 23 yrs for this site - last was 6/11/94 by Ken Brock.
Reynold's Creek-
SEDGE WREN 2, HENSLOW’S SPARROW 2, DICKCISSEL 2, BOBOLINK 4
Kankakee FWA-
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 9
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 17
Short-billed Dowitcher 1
dowitcher sp. 4 (light too low)
WILSON'S PHALAROPE 1 male (my first for this site in 20 yrs of looking - thanks Kristin; this is the 3rd record for the LaPorte Co. Side and the 4th record overall for the site.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/14/17 7:49 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lawrence County Big May Day 5-13-17
Four teams covered Lawrence County yesterday during IAS's Big May Day bird count. I was on a team with Gary Langell and Cathy Meyer. The weather was awesome with sunny, warm conditions. Low wind before and after sunrise made nocturnal birding a breeze. Our team did really well with 134 species, with highlights being Bell's vireo (my first for the county), alder flycatcher, mourning warbler, and vesper sparrow. On their way home, Gary and Cathy picked up another species in Bedford - common nighthawk, giving them 135 for the day. Another team consisting of my husband Noah and our two girls added 3 species for Lawrence - Mississippi kite, palm warbler, and red-breasted nuthatch, so right now I know of 138 with two teams left to report. Not bad at all! Our big misses were cooper's hawk, white-throated sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, and swamp sparrow. My team's list is below:

US-IN-Mitchell, Lawrence, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 5:27 AM - 10:57 PM
Protocol: Traveling
175.0 mile(s)
Comments: Lawrence County May Day Count. Almost entirely within the Mitchell 47446 zip code. Did spend about an hour on tunnelton road but could not get to tunnel hill road because River Rd was flooded. Really beautiful weather and calm conditions - excellent for nocturnal birds before and after sunset. Noah's team added 3 species (pawa rbnu miki) and other teams haven't reported yet
134 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 17
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Bobwhite 13 Exact count;
Wild Turkey 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1 Mystic Lake
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
Green Heron 1 river rd south of tunnelton
Black Vulture 13
Turkey Vulture 78
Bald Eagle 6 3 Adult; 3 immature at Williams bridge
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 visuals on watson merry rd and huron williams rd
Red-tailed Hawk 15
Killdeer 16
Least Sandpiper 1 just one at a disgusting farm pond on pumphouse rd
Pectoral Sandpiper 60 large distant flock seen in flight heading north
American Woodcock 1 twittering on WPA Road
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 6
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 parks implement rd
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 17
Eurasian Collared-Dove 1 singing at Mitchell Feed Mill
Mourning Dove 108
Barn Owl 1 At known nesting box
Eastern Screech-Owl 4 including a visual on Clark Smith Road
Great Horned Owl 8 Cassidy, Lawrenceport, and DNR road
Barred Owl 6 including 2 on WPA Road
Common Nighthawk 0 none in downtown mitchell, but Cathy and Gary later had two west of Bedford for the count
Chuck-will's-widow 0 we spent about an hour all told looking in likely places but still struck out
Eastern Whip-poor-will 4 WPA rd
Chimney Swift 150
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1 nesting in bank across from williams boat ramp
Red-headed Woodpecker 15
Red-bellied Woodpecker 31
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 7
Pileated Woodpecker 8
American Kestrel 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 15
Acadian Flycatcher 8
Alder Flycatcher 1 singing ree bee At bridge over White River at Williams
Willow Flycatcher 2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1 Not heard
Least Flycatcher 3 a couple on beaver creek rd
Eastern Phoebe 16 Exact count;
Great Crested Flycatcher 12
Eastern Kingbird 35
White-eyed Vireo 13
Bell's Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 7
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 7
Red-eyed Vireo 26
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 25
Horned Lark 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 35
Purple Martin 8
Tree Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 50
Cliff Swallow 175
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 15
House Wren 12
Carolina Wren 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 25
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 14
Veery 3
Gray-cheeked Thrush 10
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 18
Wood Thrush 20
American Robin 54
Gray Catbird 21
Brown Thrasher 18 Exact count;
Northern Mockingbird 16 Exact count;
European Starling 200
Cedar Waxwing 23
Ovenbird 6
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 4
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 3
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Prothonotary Warbler 9
Tennessee Warbler 33
Nashville Warbler 8
Mourning Warbler 1 singing and seen at trailhead to beaver creek trail
Kentucky Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 40
Hooded Warbler 13
American Redstart 10
Cerulean Warbler 7 felknor rd, beaver creek rd, etc
Northern Parula 13
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 10
Blackburnian Warbler 8
Yellow Warbler 22
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 9
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 11
Prairie Warbler 9
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Canada Warbler 1 singing, I think from Watson Merry rd
Yellow-breasted Chat 18
Grasshopper Sparrow 2 cody rd, bluebird pie rd
Henslow's Sparrow 4 there was a nice new place over near bono
Chipping Sparrow 33
Field Sparrow 17
Vesper Sparrow 1 Lawrenceport fields
Savannah Sparrow 1 Huron cattle pasture
Song Sparrow 36
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Twin Bridges Rd
Eastern Towhee 37
Summer Tanager 20
Scarlet Tanager 16
Northern Cardinal 150 Estimated
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6
Blue Grosbeak 6
Indigo Bunting 56
Dickcissel 15
Bobolink 5
Red-winged Blackbird 230
Eastern Meadowlark 40
Common Grackle 75
Brown-headed Cowbird 38
Orchard Oriole 17
Baltimore Oriole 17
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 21
House Sparrow 40

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36832231

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Amy Kearns, Mitchell
 

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Date: 5/14/17 7:43 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, May 14 - NECO
We recorded 54 species from the deck this morning, including our second NEOTROPIC CORMORANT of the season, a different bird than the first (a few of Susan’s pics at the ebird link). We also had our FOY Philadelphia Vireo that sang a few snippets of song as well as a singing Wilson’s Warbler.

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
May 14, 2017
54 species

Canada Goose 9
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 13

Neotropic Cormorant 1 Significantly smaller and slimmer than adjacent DCCOs; acute angle of orange on gular pouch & less orange in gular area - none above eye. Probably first-alternate bird - dark brown plumage on head & neck
Double-crested Cormorant 31

Great Blue Heron 6

Turkey Vulture 5
Bald Eagle 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Mourning Dove 3

Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Purple Martin 12
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 11
Northern Waterthrush 1
Tennessee Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36861395

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

 

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Date: 5/14/17 3:34 pm
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 14, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 107 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 5/14/17 12:07 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: SW Allen Co.-- May 13, 2017
Rodger


I think all those spots were in my territory. You found some things we missed. I thought that with the nice weather we would find more than we did. Maybe we needed worse weather.


Ed



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From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
To: IN-BIRD-L <in-bird-l...>; Zzedpowers <zzedpowers...>; Stephanie Wagner <sewsings328...>
Sent: Sat, May 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Subject: SW Allen Co.-- May 13, 2017



Because of work, I wasn't able to bird my usual territory for the Allen County Big May Day Count, leaving Franke Park and points northward in Phil Wixom's capable hands. But wanting to participate in some small way, I birded parts of SW Allen County both before and after work, often not the best times of day, but it's better than nothing. I leave it to Allen County Coordinator Ed Powers and team leader Stephanie Wagner, whose territories (I think) I was in, to add the birds to their totals or ignore them as probable duplicates.




Before work:


Main drive of Eagle Marsh (5:15-5:45): hoping for Sedge Wren, but only ticking Pied-billed Grebe (1 calling), American Woodcock (2 calling), and Marsh Wren (1 singing).


West end of Eagle Marsh (5:45-6:00): Willow Flycatcher (1 singing), but no Clay-colored; also no overnight egret roost




After work:


West end of Eagle Marsh (15:15): 2nd-yr. Bald Eagle and the Powers out on the pump road dike beating the grasses for all those rarities; still no Clay-colored


Arden Dr., east of Eagle Marsh mitigation site on the south side of Engle Road (16:00): A. Kestrel (1), Grt Crested Flycatcher (1), Scarlet Tanager (1), Indigo Bunting (1), and E. Meadowlark (1)




After supper (looked for shorebirds on the Homestead Road loop, but found only Killdeer and Spotted):


Branning Road: Bald Eagle (1 near nest west of Amber), Spotted Sandpiper (4), Horned Lark (4), and Savannah Sparrow (1)


Ernst Road and Little Wabash River Nature Preserve: Pileated Woodpecker (1), Red-eyed Vireo (1), Wood (2) and Swainson's (1) Thrushes, Savannah Sparrow (1), and E. Meadowlark (1)




Then before quitting, I parked at the east end of Yohne Road for about 10 minutes, enjoying a singing Indigo Bunting, but missing the BLGR. I then returned to Eagle Marsh for one last try at the Clay-colored. McNope. I assume the sparrows are long-gone.




Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne



 

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Date: 5/14/17 11:23 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - MOWA, CAWA, PHVI
Highlights during the bird walk at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indy, on May 14, include Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Philadelphia Vireo (2), Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler, and good looks at several other species of warblers. The Canada Warbler was the star of the bird show for me as this immaculate individual provided stunning views. Other cooperative highlights during the walk were two Philadelphia Vireos, Bay-breasted Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, and Prothonotary Warbler. Not cooperative was a Mourning Warbler that sang repeatedly but kept hidden. 
During my three hours at the park I had approx 75 species with most seen during the two-hour bird walk. Some birds were seen/heard before or after the walk. Birds that others saw that I did not include Great Egret and Purple Finch. Below is my bird list.
Canada Goose  8Wood Duck  1
Mallard  2
Great Blue Heron  4Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  4
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Philadelphia Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  7
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
House Wren  4
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  13
Eastern Bluebird  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  8
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  18
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  5
Northern Waterthrush  1
Prothonotary Warbler  4
Tennessee Warbler  17
Nashville Warbler  2
Mourning Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  9
American Redstart  1
Cerulean Warbler  2
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  3
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Chipping Sparrow  4
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  2
Summer Tanager  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  10
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  9
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  6
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  1


There are two remaining spring bird walks at Fort Harrison - May 21 and May 28. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.  Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 5/14/17 11:07 am
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dearborn County MAY DAY COUNT
This is not the final report but data for my report. A good day in Dearborn County with limited biomes for my wife and I.

HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 3:47 AM - 4:22 AM
Protocol: Stationary
2 species nocturnal

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Eastern Whip-poor-will 2

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HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 5:47 AM - 7:06 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
38 species

Canada Goose 6
Wild Turkey 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 5
Great Horned Owl 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 5
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 4
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 2
Prairie Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 8
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36781896

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Gladys Russell Wildlife Refuge US-IN-Milan-13364 White Plains Rd - 39.1629x-85.0665, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 7:35 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Walking
58 species

Wood Duck 2
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Chimney Swift 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 4
White-eyed Vireo 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 9
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Swainson's Thrush 5
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 8
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 7
Ovenbird 6
Golden-winged Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 47
Nashville Warbler 5
Kentucky Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
Hooded Warbler 3
American Redstart 10
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 17
Prairie Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 11
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 4
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 1
Baltimore Oriole 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36785958

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Rullman Wildlife Refuge, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 9:41 AM - 10:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Walking
8 species

American Robin 1
Northern Parula 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36786890

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US-IN-Aurora-5620-5622 E Laughery Creek Rd - 39.0196x-84.9179, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 11:45 AM - 12:28 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
34 species

Canada Goose 3
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 12
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 20
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Northern Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 16
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 43
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36792458

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HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 7:32 PM - 8:38 PM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Additional birds or increase in number seen later in the day.

Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
House Finch 2
Purple Finch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36815564

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/13/17 8:05 pm
From: Matt Beatty <mbeatty233...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] West Beverly Shores - May Count
My wife and I birded the western portion of Beverly Shores with Mari
Aviles, covering most of the area between Kemil Rd and Broadway, and
between US-12 and the lake. We made a short detour into the state park from
Kemil Beach to get Prairie Warbler at Big Blowout. We finished with 98
species, highlights including Sedge Wrens, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Black-throated Blue Warbler, and a Summer Tanager calling from the Kemil
Beach parking lot at dusk just before we waited for the Whip-poor-wills,
Woodcocks, and Screech-owls to show up. Warblers were not abundant, but the
best numbers were definitely in the dune oak woods on the Dune Ridge Trail
and on the closed back roads north of the closed section of Beverly Drive.

Beverly Shores west of Broadway and NE corner of IDSP (May Count), Porter,
Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 5:25 AM
98 species

Canada Goose 12
Wood Duck 5
Mallard 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 13
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Virginia Rail 3
Sora 1
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 1
American Woodcock 2 Heard from Kemil beach parking lot
Ring-billed Gull 22
Caspian Tern 1
Mourning Dove 7
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 Heard from Kemil beach parking lot
Barred Owl 2
Eastern Whip-poor-will 3 Heard from Kemil beach parking lot
Chimney Swift 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
American Kestrel 1
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Willow Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 80
American Crow 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 12
Tree Swallow 37
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Seen on Beverly Drive east of Kemil
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 9
Sedge Wren 2
Marsh Wren 9
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 19
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Eastern Bluebird 3
Veery 9
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 23
Gray Catbird 20
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 3
Northern Waterthrush 8
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Dune Ridge trail
Nashville Warbler 13
Common Yellowthroat 20
American Redstart 18
Cerulean Warbler 2 Kemil Rd south of 12
Blackburnian Warbler 1 Dune Ridge Trail
Yellow Warbler 32
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 Closed back roads off Beverly west of
Broadway.
Palm Warbler 13
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Prairie Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Wilson's Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 7
Field Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 9
White-throated Sparrow 13
Song Sparrow 13
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 12
Eastern Towhee 7
Summer Tanager 1 Calling from dune top above the Kemil beach parking
lot at dusk.
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 55
Common Grackle 21
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Baltimore Oriole 7
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 17

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S36821397

 

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Date: 5/13/17 8:00 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park - Least Bittern
Before heading for sleepy land after a long day of Big May Day Birding I figured I should post the LEAST BITTERN I saw early this AM and later in the PM at Franke Park.   It was in the northeast corner of the frog pond.  I happened upon it this morning while desperately searching for a Northern Waterthrush for the Big May Day count list (spoiler...didn't get one).  Made a return visit in the PM with the wife and was bragging how I got a Least Bittern right there and, hey, there it is.  This time viewed from the paved walkway.  Both times it didn't make a sound. 
I'll post the days highlights, or lack there of, later (where the warblers at???)
Phil Wixom Fort Wayne 

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Date: 5/13/17 7:13 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Co.-- May 13, 2017
Because of work, I wasn't able to bird my usual territory for the Allen County Big May Day Count, leaving Franke Park and points northward in Phil Wixom's capable hands.  But wanting to participate in some small way, I birded parts of SW Allen County both before and after work, often not the best times of day, but it's better than nothing.  I leave it to Allen County Coordinator Ed Powers and team leader Stephanie Wagner, whose territories (I think) I was in, to add the birds to their totals or ignore them as probable duplicates.

Before work:
Main drive of Eagle Marsh (5:15-5:45): hoping for Sedge Wren, but only ticking Pied-billed Grebe (1 calling), American Woodcock (2 calling), and Marsh Wren (1 singing).
West end of Eagle Marsh (5:45-6:00): Willow Flycatcher (1 singing), but no Clay-colored; also no overnight egret roost

After work:
West end of Eagle Marsh (15:15): 2nd-yr. Bald Eagle and the Powers out on the pump road dike beating the grasses for all those rarities; still no Clay-colored
Arden Dr., east of Eagle Marsh mitigation site on the south side of Engle Road (16:00): A. Kestrel (1), Grt Crested Flycatcher (1), Scarlet Tanager (1), Indigo Bunting (1), and E. Meadowlark (1)

After supper (looked for shorebirds on the Homestead Road loop, but found only Killdeer and Spotted):
Branning Road: Bald Eagle (1 near nest west of Amber), Spotted Sandpiper (4), Horned Lark (4), and Savannah Sparrow (1)
Ernst Road and Little Wabash River Nature Preserve: Pileated Woodpecker (1), Red-eyed Vireo (1), Wood (2) and Swainson's (1) Thrushes, Savannah Sparrow (1), and E. Meadowlark (1)

Then before quitting, I parked at the east end of Yohne Road for about 10 minutes, enjoying a singing Indigo Bunting, but missing the BLGR.  I then returned to Eagle Marsh for one last try at the Clay-colored.  McNope.  I assume the sparrows are long-gone.

Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/13/17 6:49 pm
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Indiana Dunes NL--Cowles Bog (Porter Co.), May 13, 2017
I birded Cowles Bog in Porter County for today's May Count. Overall, diversity was down compared to the last two years, but there were still lots of birds to see and hear, especially Common Yellowthroats (31) and Yellow Warblers (22). For me, the highlight was finding a second Sandhill Crane nest. There is one nest that is easy to see just east of Mineral Springs Road, which had an adult sitting on it. However, I took the path east from the north parking lot and found another adult sitting on a nest about a 1/2 mile from the parking lot. After seeing those two, I found 3 more cranes along Mineral Springs Road. Below is my complete list.
Matt Kalwasinski



Indiana Dunes NL--Cowles Bog, Porter, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 5:39 AM - 12:14 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.43 mile(s)
Comments:    May Count
70 species

Canada Goose  26
Wood Duck  14
Mallard  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  6
Green Heron  7
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Virginia Rail  1
Sora  3
Sandhill Crane  5   -  Two nests were found with an adult on each
Killdeer  3
Ring-billed Gull  14
Herring Gull  1
Caspian Tern  12
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  14
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Warbling Vireo  3
Blue Jay  34
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  5
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  12
Marsh Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  13
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  5
Veery  1
Gray-cheeked Thrush  1
Swainson's Thrush  2
American Robin  16
Gray Catbird  21
Brown Thrasher  4
European Starling  2
Ovenbird  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  31
Yellow Warbler  22
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  4
Pine Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  1
White-crowned Sparrow  19
White-throated Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  21
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  9
Eastern Towhee  8
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  49
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Baltimore Oriole  3
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  14

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Date: 5/13/17 6:33 pm
From: Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Marsh Wren, Goose Pond FWA
Here's another poor audio recording, this one of a Marsh Wren that I found in a ditch at Goose Pond. Habitat was interesting, as the grass in the ditch was still very short. I saw a bit of movement a couple times but the bird stayed completely concealed and would not leave the spot. I'd guess it was at a nest. Audio would have been ok, but the wind gusts were strong.

https://iu.box.com/s/av4yqyzh81wnhj686634mxm86xrwqj4q?


Vern


 

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Date: 5/13/17 5:10 pm
From: Robert D. Hughes <rhughes.enteract...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Shades State Park, 5/13 a.m.

I spent a very enjoyable morning birding Shades State Park in Montgomery
County today, May 14. I've been making this trip every May for the last
25 years or so and I've never been disappointed. Today was no exception.
The weather was perfect, I saw all my target birds, and I had good
numbers of migrants in addition to the many breeding birds. Plus, Shades
is a beautiful place to hike. I ended up with 75 species in about 3.5
hours of birding, including 19 species of warblers, my primary targets.
My highlights include:

Acadian Flycatcher - 10
White-eyed Vireo - 6
Yellow-throated Vireo - 4
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Philadelphia Vireo - 1
Veery - 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 20
Wood Thrush - 6
Worm-eating Warbler - 1
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 25
Kentucky Warbler - 6
Hooded Warbler - 5
Cape May Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 2
Yellow-throated Warbler - 2
Prairie Warbler Remove - 3
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Yellow-breasted Chat - 2
Summer Tanager - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 6

eBird Checklist
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36808541

Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois


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Date: 5/13/17 5:02 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Southern Porter County-May Count
Family trip to south county for the day is always a pleasure with plenty of
road miles to cover. The area continues to change as the decades add up
since we started this portion of the count. Less and less habitat is the
forward trend as farming becomes more intense and people build homesteads
in the countryside. Oh, for the days when flooded fields were a normal
occurrence on the May Day Count in the Kankakee River Zone. And who knows
what bird history this plains area marsh land once would have felt like
this time of year.

2017 day list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36809664

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/13/17 2:20 pm
From: Lynn Vernon <vscs...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] May Count - eBird Report - May 13, 2017
Neal Miller and son Jeremy and I birded Potawatomi Wildlife Park, the Elm Road and 15th Road corridors and US 6 Highway West of Bremen on this gorgeous mid-May day. We had some very good birds, all in Marshall County, as noted below.

Combined location list
May 13, 2017
85 species
410 Individuals


Canada Goose - 18
Wood Duck - 7
Mallard - 18
Blue-Winged Teal - 2
Wild Turkey - 1
Great Blue Heron - 7
Turkey Vulture 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Cooper’s Hawk - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 8
Killdeer - 5
Spotted Sandpiper - 7
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Dunlin - 7
Least Sandpiper - 20
Mourning Dove - 4
Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Wood Pewee - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 2
Least Flycatcher - 4
Great-crested Flycatcher - 3
Yellow-throated Vireo - 2
Warbling Vireo - 8
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 52
American Crow - 5
Horned Lark - 2
Tree Swallow - 20
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2
Barn Swallow - 4
Black-capped Chickadee - 1
Tufted Titmouse - 2
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
House Wren - 4
Carolina Wren - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5
Eastern Bluebird - 1
Veery - 1
Gray-Cheeked Thrush - 1
Wood Thrush - 2
American Robin - 10
Gray Catbird - 4
Brown Thrasher - 3
European Starling - 2
Ovenbird - 1
Northern Waterthrush - 4
Prothonotary Warbler - 7
Tennessee Warbler - 2
Nashville Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 8
American Redstart - 10
Northern Parula - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1
Blackburnian Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 13
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2
Blackpoll Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 3
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2
Canada Warbler - 1
Easter Towhee - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 8
Field Sparrow - 3
Song Sparrow - 7
White-throated Sparrow - 2
White-crowned Sparrow - 2
Scarlet Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 2
Indigo Bunting - 3
Bobolink - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 10
Eastern Meadowlark - 3
Common Grackle - 4
Brown-headed Cowbird - 6
Orchard Oriole - 3
Baltimore Oriole - 5
House Finch - 3
American Goldfinch - 6
House Sparrow - 2



 

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Date: 5/13/17 1:51 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- US-IN-Seymour-Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge - 38.9596x-85.7979 -- May 13, 2017
Becky, mom, dad and I birded the southern half of the Jackson Co. Side of the refuge.
US-IN-Seymour-Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge - 38.9596x-85.7979
May 13, 2017
6:24 AM
Traveling
22.00 miles
537 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

21 Canada Goose
43 Wood Duck
13 Mallard
1 Blue-winged Teal
2 Ring-necked Duck
2 Double-crested Cormorant
18 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
1 Green Heron
5 Turkey Vulture
2 Bald Eagle
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
0 Sora
2 Common Gallinule
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4 Mourning Dove
4 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Acadian Flycatcher
5 Willow Flycatcher
4 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
6 White-eyed Vireo
1 Yellow-throated Vireo
2 Warbling Vireo
4 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
9 Tree Swallow
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Veery
4 Swainson's Thrush
1 Hermit Thrush
6 Wood Thrush
14 American Robin
11 Gray Catbird
5 Brown Thrasher
1 European Starling
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
1 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Kentucky Warbler
24 Common Yellowthroat
5 American Redstart
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
5 Yellow Warbler
2 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Prairie Warbler
7 Yellow-breasted Chat
6 Field Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow
10 Eastern Towhee
5 Scarlet Tanager
9 Northern Cardinal
27 Indigo Bunting
X Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
6 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 71


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Date: 5/13/17 1:15 pm
From: Randy Pals <rjpals...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] May Count - Lycokiwe Trail, State Park Boundary Road, Mnoke Prairie
Patrick Krueger and I covered the Lycokiwe Trail, the Dunes State Park
Boundary Road, and a small part of Mnoke Prairie today for the May Count.
Beautiful weather, no perceptible wind. However, the birds were only about
average. Best birds were Winter Wren and Golden-winged Warber at Lycokiwe,
and Henslow's Sparrows at Mnoke Prairie.



Combined List: Lycokiwe Trail, State Park Bounday Road, and Mnoke Prairie

May 13, 2017

75 species

405 individuals



Canada Goose 6

Wood Duck 2

Wild Turkey 1

Great Egret 1

Green Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 8

Ring-billed Gull 5

Mourning Dove 1

Chimney Swift 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 13

Downy Woodpecker 2

Hairy Woodpecker 2

Northern Flicker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 6

Eastern Wood-Pewee 2

Acadian Flycatcher 2

Least Flycatcher 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 8

White-eyed Vireo 3

Yellow-throated Vireo 4

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Red-eyed Vireo 5

Blue Jay 7

American Crow 6

Tree Swallow 2

Black-capped Chickadee 8

Tufted Titmouse 8

White-breasted Nuthatch 6

House Wren 8

WINTER WREN 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 29

Eastern Bluebird 1

Veery 5

Wood Thrush 8

American Robin 8

Gray Catbird 13

Brown Thrasher 2

European Starling 4

Ovenbird 7

Louisiana Waterthrush 4

Northern Waterthrush 5

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER 1

Blue-winged Warbler 3

Black-and-white Warbler 1

Tennessee Warbler 11

Nashville Warbler 23

Common Yellowthroat 10

Hooded Warbler 6

American Redstart 45

Cerulean Warbler 2

Northern Parula 2

Magnolia Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 5

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

Black-throated Green Warbler 16

Wilson's Warbler 1

HENSLOW'S SPARROW 2 at Mnoke Prairie, specifically checked for this bird

Field Sparrow 3

White-crowned Sparrow 2

White-throated Sparrow 8

Song Sparrow 2

Eastern Towhee 6

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 7

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

Indigo Bunting 5

Red-winged Blackbird 5

Brown-headed Cowbird 8

American Goldfinch 6



Randy Pals

Chesterton


 

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Date: 5/13/17 12:18 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - Potato Creek SP, May 13, 2017
John Kaehr and I covered the east end of Potato Creek State Park on the St. Joe County May Count.   There were not high concentrations of birds despite perfect weather.  By far our best bird was a KING RAIL, but we had many other enjoyable finds.
The complete list is below... -- John K. Cassady Sturgis, MI <jcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs please visit www.jkcassady.com

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 3:07 PM, "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...> wrote:


Potato Creek SP, St. Joseph, Indiana, US
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
90 species

Canada Goose  13
Mute Swan  6
Wood Duck  3
Mallard  2
Hooded Merganser  4
Wild Turkey  4
Double-crested Cormorant  32
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
King Rail  1    I was stunned to hear a King Rail in the park this morning.  While I was waiting at the Nature Center a short time later, Scott N. texted that he had a King Rail!  We both discovered the same bird independently.  Scott said they saw it come out in the open.  This is my first ever for St. Joe County.
Sandhill Crane  2
Killdeer  1
American Woodcock  2
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  4
Eastern Screech-Owl  1
Barred Owl  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Least Flycatcher  4
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  5
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  6
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  9
Red-eyed Vireo  8
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  21
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  27
Barn Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
House Wren  11
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  7
Eastern Bluebird  1
Veery  13
Swainson's Thrush  5
Wood Thrush  14
American Robin  42
Gray Catbird  51
Cedar Waxwing  1
Ovenbird  3
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  6
Blue-winged Warbler  5
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  7
Common Yellowthroat  17
Hooded Warbler  6
American Redstart  31
Northern Parula  4
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  43    Typical number for this area.
Chestnut-sided Warbler  6
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  7
Yellow-rumped Warbler  16
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Yellow-breasted Chat  3
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  4
White-crowned Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  12
Eastern Towhee  14
Scarlet Tanager  12
Northern Cardinal  46
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  21
Indigo Bunting  12
Red-winged Blackbird  16
Common Grackle  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  65
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36799076

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Date: 5/13/17 5:18 am
From: Vicky Foltz <vfoltz655...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard Birds Fort Wayne
Good morning,

I work full-time so can only watch the feeders sporadically, but have seen
Orioles, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and hummers :)

Vicky Foltz

 

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Date: 5/12/17 9:46 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] GSM 3 May: Hudsonian Godwit
Catching up after getting an ID. Grant St Marsh, Gary, 3 May, 3:15pm.

4 Hudsonian Godwit, ID by Ken Brock. There were 4, but 3 faced the opposite direction and kept their heads tucked.

Attached is a composite of the poser.


Rick Welton.
 

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Date: 5/12/17 6:34 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Allen County PHVI, CCSP, SUTA-- May 12, 2017 AM
Marisa Windell and I tried a few birding spots on this beautiful Friday morning, finding the activity pretty spotty yet picking up a few annuals at two of the more lively stops.  Main highlights were a Philadelphia Vireo at Lindenwood Preserve, a Clay-colored Sparrow at Eagle Marsh, and a first-spring Summer Tanager at Fox Island.

Prior to our meeting time, I walked the main drive of Eagle Marsh (6:30-7:00), hoping for Sedge Wren or Least Bittern, but settling for:

Great Egret- 1
Virginia Rail- 1
Sora- 1
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Willow Flycatcher- 1 sang once near barn
Marsh Wren- 5
Swamp Sparrow- 1
BOBOLINK- 1 male singing from cattails; nice look
Orchard Oriole- 1 singing in woods east of barn
Baltimore Oriole- 1

While waiting for Marisa at the west end of Eagle Marsh, I could not find the Clay-colored Sparrows noted here yesterday, but I did have another Orchard Oriole singing just east of the lot.

After driving through Lindenwood Cemetery and finding very little, we stopped at Lindenwood Preserve and noted a fair bit of activity.  We had most of the vireos (no White-eyed or Bell's), including our FOS PHILADELPHIA VIREO.  We were able to appreciate the slower, sweeter song compared to nearby Red-eyeds, and we got a quick look.

Franke Park was rather disappointing, so we just did a quick walk on the hard surfaces before deciding to leave.  Beating the bushes along the muddy trails may have delivered some birds, but we weren't utilizing that strategy today.  Main highlight was meeting Mark Weldon and his visiting sister near the frog pond.  They both agreed that the activity earlier in the week was much better, and then they were off to chase the Northern Waterthrush we'd just heard, as sis needed it for a lifer.

By late morning, we arrived at Fox Island County Park and found our best birding of the day.  We mostly ambled around the nature buildings but also walked nearly to the lake before calling it a day.  Highlights with subjective numbers:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 1
Least Flycatcher- numerous
Great Crested Flycatcher- several
White-eyed (1), Yellow-throated (2), Warbling (several), and Red-eyed (several) Vireos.  We tried for Bell's at the historical nesting area, but dipped, so no vireo sweep today.
Blue Jay- noted small migrating flocks at several places throughout the morning
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 3; two still singing
Veery (1), Swainson's (several), and Wood (several) Thrushes
Warbs: Ovenbird, Blue-winged (1; our FOS), Black & White (1; FOS for Marisa), Tennessee, Nashville (numerous throughout the morning), C. Yellowthroat, American Redstart (2), Magnolia (2; our FOS), Yellow, Chestnut-sided (2; our FOS), Yellow-rumped (1 still singing), and Black-throated Green (2).  Again, actually walking some wooded trails probably would've added to our list.
Scarlet Tanager- 3
SUMMER TANAGER- 1 blotchy first-spring male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- several
Indigo Bunting- 2
Baltimore Oriole- several

When we returned to the west end of Eagle Marsh to pick up Marisa's car at roughly 13:30, we were able to find one of the CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS foraging in the grass near the Boy Scout lot.

Then, almost home, I heard a Broad-winged Hawk calling, first one of the year for our neighborhood.  Hopefully, they'll nest here again.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/12/17 6:34 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park - AM, Eagle Marsh - PM
Another day off of work, combined with a no school day for Jacob, equals a morning of birding at Franke Park.  A lot less birdy than Thursday morning.  Either some birds moved out and not much moved in or we just missed them.  Either way a very nice morning of birding.  The highlights.....
Warblers  Nashville 20 - singing everywhere.  These did not move out  Ovenbird - 2  Magnolia - 2  Yellow-Rumped - 4  Chestnut-sided - 2  Black and white - 2  Black-Throated Green - 8  Yellow - 3  Blackburnian - 2Eastern Wood Pewee - 3 FOYLeast Flycatcher - 6Veery - 2Wood Thrush - 3Swainson's Thrush - 2Baltimore Oriole - 4Black-billed Cuckoo - 1 FOY
Then an evening visit to Eagle Marsh with the wife to try and get the recently seen Clay-colored Sparrow.  Parked in the boy scout lot and finishing up dinner when one showed up.  Didn't even have to get out of the truck.  Wish all of them were that easy.  Walked the towpath trail to Engle road and back.  The highlights....
Clay-colored Sparrow - 1.  Just one. Yellow Warbler - lotsCommon Yellowthroat - manyPalm Warbler - 1White Crowned Sparrow - 6Indigo Bunting - 1Willow Flycatcher - 2 (fitz bew'n)  FOYGreen Heron - 2Great Egret - 1Mink -1.  Hoppin' around on the trail.Coyote - 1.  Surprised to see one, didn't think they were in the Marsh. Trail 3.Skunk - 1.  not seen, but......Rodger Rang - 1. Just off the property. 

Phil Wixom Fort Wayne


 

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Date: 5/12/17 4:24 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kankakee River and Lakefront areas Warblers and shorebirds
I started my loop S. of the old Shamrock Sod Farm and worked my way to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary and back through Dunes SP and Kankakee River areas N. of US 30.

Highlights were White-rumped Sandpipers, Long & Short-billed Dowitchers, a Willet, American Bittern, and adult Summer Tanager, Smith's Longspurs and 20 warbler species.  Full lists are on eBird.

LaPorte 1400 S./just S. of US 30:
Long-billed Dowitcher-2
Sora-1

Smith's Longspur field LaPorte 1900 S./500 W.:
Smith's Longspur-6
American Pipit-10
Savannah Sparrow-10

Kankakee FWA:
American Bittern-1 calling
Sora-1
White-rumped Sandpiper 8  They were in the back of the western-most pool.  Thanks to Bob Huguenard's heads-up last evening
Dunlin-15
Least Sandpiper-43
Semipalmated Plover-18
Long-billed Dowitcher-2
Short-billed Dowitcher-4

Forsythe Park:
Least and Willow FC-1 each
Chestnut-sided Warbler-1
BT Green Warbler-4
Yellow-rumped "-6
N. Parula-1
Nashville -3
Magnolia-1
Palm-2

Hammond Sanctuary: w/Michael Topp and Carolyn Marsh:
Blue-winged Warbler-1
Nashville-2
Magnolia-1
Palm Warbler-2
BT Green-1
BT Blue-1
BH Vireo-1

Dunes SP:
Worm-eating Warbler-1 continuing bird
Summer Tanager-1 adult near trail 9 photos
Acadian FC-1
Scarlet Tanager-2
Nashville-19
Magnolia-1
Prothonotary-2
Pine-1
Cerulean-1
Redstart-2
Ovenbird-1
Yellow-throated VIreo-2
Blue-headed Vireo-1
Red-eyed Vireo-1
Gray-cheeked Thrush-1
Swainson's Thrush-1
Veery-1
Wood Thrush-1

129th street & Michigan City:
nothing of note

Kingsbury:
no shorebirds, no Gallinules.

Pierce Rd:
Willet-1 photos
Least Sandpiper-15
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Spotted Sandpiper-3

John Kendall
Warsaw

 

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Date: 5/12/17 4:16 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kankakee River and Lakefront areas shorebirds and 20 warbler species
I started my loop S. of the old Shamrock Sod Farm and worked my way to the Hammond Bird Sanctuary and back through Dunes SP and Kankakee River areas N. of US 30.
Highlights were White-rumped Sandpipers, Long & Short-billed Dowitchers, a Willet, American Bittern, and adult Summer Tanager, Smith's Longspurs and 20 warbler species.  Full lists are on eBird.
LaPorte 1400 S./just S. of US 30:Long-billed Dowitcher-2Sora-1
Smith's Longspur field LaPorte 1900 S./500 W.:Smith's Longspur-6American Pipit-10Savannah Sparrow-10
Kankakee FWA:American Bittern-1 callingSora-1White-rumped Sandpiper 8  They were in the back of the western-most pool.  Thanks to Bob Huguenard's heads-up last eveningDunlin-15Least Sandpiper-43Semipalmated Plover-18Long-billed Dowitcher-2Short-billed Dowitcher-4
Forsythe Park:Least and Willow FC-1 eachChestnut-sided Warbler-1BT Green Warbler-4Yellow-rumped "-6N. Parula-1Nashville -3Magnolia-1Palm-2
Hammond Sanctuary: w/Michael Topp and Carolyn Marsh:Blue-winged Warbler-1Nashville-2Magnolia-1Palm Warbler-2BT Green-1BT Blue-1BH Vireo-1
Dunes SP:Worm-eating Warbler-1 continuing bird Summer Tanager-1 adult near trail 9 photosAcadian FC-1Scarlet Tanager-2Nashville-19Magnolia-1Prothonotary-2Pine-1Cerulean-1Redstart-2Ovenbird-1Yellow-throated VIreo-2Blue-headed Vireo-1Red-eyed Vireo-1Gray-cheeked Thrush-1Swainson's Thrush-1Veery-1Wood Thrush-1
129th street & Michigan City:nothing of note
Kingsbury:no shorebirds, no Gallinules.
Pierce Rd:Willet-1 photosLeast Sandpiper-15Lesser Yellowlegs-1Spotted Sandpiper-3
John KendallWarsaw



 

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Date: 5/12/17 4:00 pm
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
Agreed, Brendan and Jeff. It is an enjoyable hike in from the Calumet Bike Trail lot...and a phenomenal birding spot! The oaks along the dune ridge off the beaten path are especially good.

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From: jeffmccoy <jeffmccoy...>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 7:05:18 AM
To: Brendan Grube; John Kaehr
Cc: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)

I'll be covering this area as usual via mountain bike for the May count tomorrow, so it's good to hear how birdy it currently is. I've been looking forward to it since the road closure will keep out the riff-raff. Should have the whole place to myself!



Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone


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From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Date: 5/11/17 9:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Cc: "<in-bird-l...>" <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)

Beverly Drive has been closed off for several weeks now, as a result of beaver damage with Central Avenue. The closure is temporary, according to knowledgeable people. But we can expect a long term shut down here if not permanent. This does however present a good chance to bird this stretch without vehicle interruption, if you are willing to hike this whole area. Parking is available where hwy. 12 crosses the South Shore tracks just south of Mt. Baldy.

Brendan Grube

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 6:55 PM, John Kaehr <kaehrj...><mailto:<kaehrj...>> wrote:

I had a wonderful morning birding the east end of Beverly Drive this morning and the surrounding trails.


There were birds everywhere. I had a good list of 21 warbler species, including 6 Orange-crowned (seen and heard) and 22 Nashville (Nashvilles were all over the place, this is a modest count).


I also had a good look at one late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36744399


Good birding,


John Kaehr

South Bend


 

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Date: 5/12/17 12:56 pm
From: Osland, Gregory <gosland...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Connecticut Warbler - Eagle Creek Park
A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen at Eagle Creek Park, Marion County at noon today (12th). Gray hood, complete white eye ring, subdued yellow belly, with brownish smudges separating the belly and olive-brown back. Slow moving in honeysuckle thicket at 2-4 feet above ground. Not singing.

Found in the scrubby north section of the Park. Walk west down the fishing road to the red trail to the right (north). After crossing the stream and two culverts, take the trail fork left for 100+ yards. Look for Asiatic Honeysuckle thickets about 8-10 feet high on the left.

Nearby a LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen today. On Wednesday a previously-reported ORANGE-CROWNED, WILSON'S, and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER were in the general area.

Greg Osland
Indianapolis

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Date: 5/12/17 9:16 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, May 12, 2017 Black-billed Cuckoo



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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
May 12, 2017 6:40 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
72 species

Canada Goose 28
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 8
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 21
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 5
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 50
Barn Swallow 14
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 4
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 24
European Starling 5
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 7
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Prothonotary Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 8
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 16
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 9
Northern Cardinal 11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 18
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 14
Baltimore Oriole 16
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36760421

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Date: 5/12/17 8:09 am
From: Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Elkhart Yard Birds
Between 10am and 11am this morning in our yard and alley on Elkhart's west side, we had the following seen and heard"Carolina WrenGray CatbirdRuby-crowned Kinglets (8)Nashville Warblers (7)Bay-breasted Warbler (1)
American Redstart (1 female)Chimney SwiftsBaltimore Oriole


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Date: 5/12/17 7:44 am
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dearborn County Lubbe Woods
US-IN-Dillsboro-Lubbe Woods- 47018 - 38.9945x-85.1172, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 12, 2017 8:13 AM - 10:29 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: This is a beautiful, lush climax and 70 acre virgin forest in Dearborn County. This is the first time I Birded here. I walked through this Lubbe Nature Preserve shortly after it was acquired by the state in or around 1976 with Lee Casebere who first introduced me to birding in 1971. It gives a picture of this whole area in Indiana around 1800.
33 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 9
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 2
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Tennessee Warbler 9
Nashville Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36758987

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

Bob Decker

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Date: 5/12/17 7:31 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP(2), CATE-- May 11 PM
Sixth record of Clay-colored Sparrow at EM, first of more than one.
Ed Powers, Allen Co.



-----Original Message-----
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
To: IN-BIRD-L <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Thu, May 11, 2017 7:01 pm
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP(2), CATE-- May 11 PM

I stopped at the west end of Eagle Marsh after work this mid-afternoon, and, before I started scanning the basins from the elevated Boy Scout parking lot, a flock of White-crowns caught my eye. With them was a smaller bird-- CLAY-COLORED SPARROW! I continued down the slope of the lot to park and get a closer view and found in the grass TWO Clay-colored Sparrows! I'm always excited to get this species in Indiana, but I've never had two at one time here. At least one bird sang a couple of times. While I made a few calls, the birds disappeared, so I left to get a coffee.

On my way back, I detoured onto Rosewood Drive and picked up a handful of singing migrants, including my FOS Tennessee Warbler, as well as my first Ruby-throat of the season. When I returned to the lot, John Winebrenner was there, and we eventually got great looks at the CCSPs, which were still singing occasionally. They disappeared again, but when Sandy Schacht arrived, they both came out onto the grass again to put on a brief but excellent show. At least one bird was singing up a storm. Cool. Unfortunately, they disappeared again just before Marisa Windell and Stephanie Wagner arrived, and the birds refused any encores for the next 30-40 minutes while we were still there. I can't imagine they'll leave overnight, though, for anyone interested in trying for them this evening or tomorrow morning.

Our highlights otherwise were few but notable:

Great Egret- 1
Bald Eagle- 2 adults
Caspian Tern- 1 flying NE up the valley
Willow Flycatcher- 1 in the willows lining the gravel drive; virtually no eye-ring, mod. primary projection; assumed this species by date; our FOS
Warbling Vireo- 1
Gray Catbird- 2
Common Yellowthroat- 1
Yellow Warbler- 2
White-crowned Sparrow- 10+

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne


 

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Date: 5/12/17 4:05 am
From: jeffmccoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)


I'll be covering this area as usual via mountain bike for the May count tomorrow, so it's good to hear how birdy it currently is. I've been looking forward to it since the road closure will keep out the riff-raff. Should have the whole place to myself!


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Date: 5/11/17 9:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Cc: "<in-bird-l...>" <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)

Beverly Drive has been closed off for several weeks now, as a result of beaver damage with Central Avenue. The closure is temporary, according to knowledgeable people. But we can expect a long term shut down here if not permanent. This does however present a good chance to bird this stretch without vehicle interruption, if you are willing to hike this whole area. Parking is available where hwy. 12 crosses the South Shore tracks just south of Mt. Baldy.

Brendan Grube

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 6:55 PM, John Kaehr <kaehrj...> wrote:







I had a wonderful morning birding the east end of Beverly Drive this morning and the surrounding trails. 



There were birds everywhere. I had a good list of 21 warbler species, including 6 Orange-crowned (seen and heard) and 22 Nashville (Nashvilles were all over the place, this is a modest count). 



I also had a good look at one late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36744399





Good birding,



John Kaehr
South Bend





 

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Date: 5/11/17 6:18 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
Beverly Drive has been closed off for several weeks now, as a result of
beaver damage with Central Avenue. The closure is temporary, according to
knowledgeable people. But we can expect a long term shut down here if not
permanent. This does however present a good chance to bird this stretch
without vehicle interruption, if you are willing to hike this whole area.
Parking is available where hwy. 12 crosses the South Shore tracks just
south of Mt. Baldy.

Brendan Grube

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 6:55 PM, John Kaehr <kaehrj...> wrote:

> I had a wonderful morning birding the east end of Beverly Drive this
> morning and the surrounding trails.
>
>
> There were birds everywhere. I had a good list of 21 warbler species,
> including 6 Orange-crowned (seen and heard) and 22 Nashville (Nashvilles
> were all over the place, this is a modest count).
>
>
> I also had a good look at one late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36744399
>
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> John Kaehr
>
> South Bend
>

 

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Date: 5/11/17 5:42 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park and Bicentennial Woods - AM
Nice day off of work and hoping for the best at Franke Park this morning.  Did not disappoint.  Lots of activity, but hard to see some of them in the tree tops with overcast skies.  The Highlights.....
Warblers  Northern Parula - 2  Yellow - 4  Black-Throated Green - 6 probably an undercount.  Lots of singing.  Ovenbird -2   Nashville - 12 probably an undercount.  Lots of singing.    Blackburnian - 6  Orange Crowned - 4  Black and White - 3  Magnolia - 2 FOY  Black-Throated Blue- 2 FOY  Yellow-Rumped - 8  Palm - 2  Chestnut Sided - 4 FOYRed-eyed Vireo - 1 FOYWarbling Vireo - 4Blue Headed Vireo - 2Scarlet Tanager - 4Chimney Swift - 1Great Crested Flycatcher - 3Least Flycatcher -2 FOYBaltimore Oriole - 3Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - 8 (had 3 males and 1 female in one view)Veery - 3Wood Thrush - 2Swainson's Thrush - 4
Then off to Bicentennial Woods for a quick hour hike.  
Warblers  Yellow-Throated - 2  Nashville - 4  Black-Throated Green - 4  Ovenbird - 2  Northern Parula - 2  Louisiana Waterthrush - 2  Black and White - 3  Blackburnian -  4  Blue-Winged - 3  Common Yellowthroat - 2  Yellow - 3Scarlet Tanager - 2Wood Thrush - 1Swainson's Thrush - 2 Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - 3Great Crested Flycatcher - 2 
Tonight, a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird finally showed up at my feeder. FOY.
Phil WixomFort Wayne   
 

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Date: 5/11/17 4:37 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP Update
Marisa Windell and Stephanie Wagner report at least one bird seen and heard at 19:00.  Lifer for Steph.  Nice!
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/11/17 4:01 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh CCSP(2), CATE-- May 11 PM
I stopped at the west end of Eagle Marsh after work this mid-afternoon, and, before I started scanning the basins from the elevated Boy Scout parking lot, a flock of White-crowns caught my eye.  With them was a smaller bird-- CLAY-COLORED SPARROW!  I continued down the slope of the lot to park and get a closer view and found in the grass TWO Clay-colored Sparrows!  I'm always excited to get this species in Indiana, but I've never had two at one time here.  At least one bird sang a couple of times.  While I made a few calls, the birds disappeared, so I left to get a coffee.

On my way back, I detoured onto Rosewood Drive and picked up a handful of singing migrants, including my FOS Tennessee Warbler, as well as my first Ruby-throat of the season.  When I returned to the lot, John Winebrenner was there, and we eventually got great looks at the CCSPs, which were still singing occasionally.  They disappeared again, but when Sandy Schacht arrived, they both came out onto the grass again to put on a brief but excellent show.  At least one bird was singing up a storm.  Cool.  Unfortunately, they disappeared again just before Marisa Windell and Stephanie Wagner arrived, and the birds refused any encores for the next 30-40 minutes while we were still there.  I can't imagine they'll leave overnight, though, for anyone interested in trying for them this evening or tomorrow morning.

Our highlights otherwise were few but notable:

Great Egret- 1
Bald Eagle- 2 adults
Caspian Tern- 1 flying NE up the valley
Willow Flycatcher- 1 in the willows lining the gravel drive; virtually no eye-ring, mod. primary projection; assumed this species by date; our FOS
Warbling Vireo- 1
Gray Catbird- 2
Common Yellowthroat- 1
Yellow Warbler- 2
White-crowned Sparrow- 10+

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/11/17 3:55 pm
From: John Kaehr <kaehrj...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] IN-BIRD-L] Beverly Drive (east end)
I had a wonderful morning birding the east end of Beverly Drive this morning and the surrounding trails.


There were birds everywhere. I had a good list of 21 warbler species, including 6 Orange-crowned (seen and heard) and 22 Nashville (Nashvilles were all over the place, this is a modest count).


I also had a good look at one late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36744399


Good birding,


John Kaehr

South Bend

 

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Date: 5/11/17 1:01 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog- Mourning Warbler
Mourning Warbler and Swallows everywhere

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
May 11, 2017 12:52 PM - 3:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Walking
61 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 2
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Black Tern 2
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 7
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Purple Martin 3 Observed and ID 3
Tree Swallow 50 Observed and ID 50
Bank Swallow 2 Observed and ID 2
Barn Swallow 50 Observed and ID 50
Cliff Swallow 1 Observed and ID 1
swallow sp. 250 I estimated a little over 300 swallows on the lake plus 50 more on the other side of the bridge. Low count.
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 6
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 6
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 21
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 3
Northern Waterthrush 1
Tennessee Warbler 5
Mourning Warbler 1 Adult male. Dark Gray long hood over face, no eye ring, seen and heard. No time to take a photo or record sound. Seen in low vegetation near the North end observation deck.
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 127 Low count
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 13
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36739602

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/11/17 12:56 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Marion Co Eagle Creek Park
Eagle Creek Park--Marina, Marion, Indiana, US
May 11, 2017 7:04 AM - 8:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
42 species

Canada Goose 29
Mallard 2
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Turee. Yellowish belly, drab overall, complete eye ring
Least Flycatcher 2 Visual on one, full eye ring, CheBeck
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 9
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed) 1
Gray Catbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 2
Northern Parula 2
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 7
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 9
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36731944

Eagle Creek Park--Ice Skating Pond, Marion, Indiana, US
May 11, 2017 8:52 AM - 11:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Most birds found NW of Skate Pond to the right down wide trail and then to the left over half way down.
46 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Alder Flycatcher 1 Visual, broken eye ring, reeBeea
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
Swainson's Thrush 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Tennessee Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 4
Northern Parula 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1 Visual and heard. In pines NW of skate pond. Adult male, yellow spectacles, dull yellowish breast and belly with some streaking, yellowish back, wing bars on grayish back.
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Blue Grosbeak 1 Female
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 5
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36731923

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/11/17 12:51 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ripley Co Versailles SP
Versailles SP, Ripley, Indiana, US
May 10, 2017 12:26 PM - 4:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
71 species

Canada Goose 19
Wild Turkey 1
Double-crested Cormorant 17
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 18
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 7
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 13
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 4
Ovenbird 16
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Northern Waterthrush 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 26
Nashville Warbler 3
Kentucky Warbler 9
Common Yellowthroat 3
Hooded Warbler 11
American Redstart 1
Cerulean Warbler 3
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 17
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 13
Summer Tanager 4
Scarlet Tanager 11
Northern Cardinal 15
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 13
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36713671

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/11/17 11:42 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
I did a little scouting for the BMDBC at Eagle Marsh.


Eagle Marsh, Allen, Indiana, US
May 11, 2017 9:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: 55 F, cloudy, light wind
15 species

Canada Goose 31
Mallard 2
Bufflehead 6 A little late departing
Great Blue Heron 9
Great Egret 3
Bald Eagle 2
Tree Swallow 30
Bank Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 1
American Robin 2
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 8
Red-winged Blackbird 100
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36736851

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 5/11/17 7:36 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Loon, Black Tern Celery Bog Nature Area, May 11, 2017
This morning Chuck Tuttle and I saw the breeding-plumage Common Loon that was first reported about a week ago at Celery Bog in West Lafayette. We also had my first Black Terns of the season and a scattering of warblers.

Barny
<Misner13...>

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US May 11, 2017 7:35 AM - 9:15 AM
49 species

Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 7
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Black Tern 2
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Tree Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 5
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 2
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing 6
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 9
Field Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Baltimore Oriole 4
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36731117

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Date: 5/10/17 6:29 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 10, 2017 PM
After a long, very tiring day at work, I drove past the open gate at Eagle Marsh and down to the barn.  Highlight was a short nap.  My consciousness was no match for a warm car, refreshing breezes blowing across my body, and the soothing melodies of Baltimore Oriole and Warbling Vireo.  On my way out, somewhat refreshed, I had just a couple of highlights-- a calling Sora and two RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, the latter calling just before reaching the main gate.  May 10 ties the late departure date for this species in NE Indiana.  Also of note at this location was a report from Ron Zartman, who had seen a Caspian Tern hunting the impoundment near the Towpath Trailhead earlier in the day.


Afterward, I felt energetic enough to drive over to Fox Island County Park, where I promptly found a chair and soaked up some more breezy sunshine.  Limiting my short time to mostly the Nature Center area, I found quite a bit of singing from the recently arrived, though only one species was new for the season.

Barred Owl- 1 calling SW of the main lot
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1 calling
White-eyed (1), Yellow-throated (1), and Warbling (2) Vireos singing
Swainson's (1) and Wood (1) Thrushes singing
Nashville Warbler- 1 sang once
Common Yellowthroat- 1
American Redstart- 1 singing north of the deck (my only FOS)
Yellow Warbler- 1
White-throated Sparrow- 1 singing
Scarlet Tanager- 1 singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- several males and females; lots of singing
Baltimore Oriole- 1


After supper, I tried to find Ron's tern back at Eagle Marsh, but the best I could do was a pair each of Gadwall (getting late) and N. Shoveler, as well as five Great Egrets.


Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/10/17 2:37 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - (lake) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 9, 2017


Yesterday evening after work, a Yellow-headed blackbird (we think female) visited the feeder station. I have never seen an up close female before! Pictures are on the ebird site below.Loyce FandreiGibson Woods Staff
----- Forwarded Message -----
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Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:30 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 9, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    SITTING IN THE BIRD ROOM and walking minimal trails
41 species

Canada Goose  X
Mallard  X
Cooper's Hawk  X
Red-shouldered Hawk  X
Sora  X
Solitary Sandpiper  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Mourning Dove  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Blue-headed Vireo  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
House Wren  X
American Robin  X
Louisiana Waterthrush  X
Black-and-white Warbler  X
Common Yellowthroat  X
Palm Warbler  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler  X
Black-throated Green Warbler  X
Chipping Sparrow  X
White-crowned Sparrow  X
White-throated Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Yellow-headed Blackbird  1    POSSIBLE FEMALE
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
Orchard Oriole  X
Baltimore Oriole  X
House Finch  X
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36715451

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Date: 5/10/17 2:28 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: possible worm-eating warbler at HBS
Very birdy at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary. There may be a worm-eating
warbler, didn't see it, but heard something like it close to the ground. It
kept moving ahead of me to the west turnstile.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting


 

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Date: 5/10/17 2:21 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 10, 2017


Today was a great day for all of our new birders walking with us.  We had a number of FOY warblers.  Since I only work a couple of days a week, I have listed FOY for other birds seen this past week.
----- Forwarded Message -----
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To: <lafan2018...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:06 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, May 10, 2017

Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, Lake, Indiana, US
May 10, 2017 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
64 species

Canada Goose  5    2 adults 3 goslings
Mallard  2
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sora  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1 FOY 5/7
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Least Flycatcher  2  FOY 5/2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1    FOY
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1    FOY
Blue Jay  4
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  3
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  8
Ovenbird  1    FOY
Louisiana Waterthrush  1 FOY 5/4
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Prothonotary Warbler  1    FOY
Orange-crowned Warbler  1    FOY
Nashville Warbler  1    FOY 5/3
Common Yellowthroat  3    FOY 5/2
American Redstart  3    FOY
Northern Parula  3    FOY 5/3
Magnolia Warbler  2    FOY
Yellow Warbler  2    FOY
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1    FOY
Palm Warbler  7
Yellow-rumped Warbler  18
Black-throated Green Warbler  6    FOY 5/9
Canada Warbler  1    FOY
Chipping Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  3
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  6    FOY 5/3
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  7
Orchard Oriole  2    FOY 5/9
Baltimore Oriole  7
House Finch  8
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  13
Loyce FandreiGibson Woods Staff

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36714895

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Date: 5/10/17 2:19 pm
From: Osland, Gregory <gosland...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park -- May 10, 2017
A good day for migrants with south winds and warm temperatures, finally. 24 warblers, including Bay-breasted, Orange-crowned, Golden-Winged, Wilson's. Also, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Henslow's Sparrow.

Eagle Creek Park
May 10, 2017
7:00 AM
Traveling
7.00 miles
440 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Clear to partly cloudy, SE 5 MPH, 60-75 degrees
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

21 Canada Goose
8 Mallard
1 Pied-billed Grebe
8 Great Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
9 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
6 Mourning Dove
1 Common Nighthawk
12 Chimney Swift
1 Belted Kingfisher
7 Red-bellied Woodpecker
12 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
13 Least Flycatcher
2 Eastern Phoebe
10 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Eastern Kingbird
4 White-eyed Vireo
4 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
14 Warbling Vireo
14 Red-eyed Vireo
17 Blue Jay
10 American Crow
11 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
30 Tree Swallow
12 Carolina Chickadee
13 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
9 White-breasted Nuthatch
15 House Wren
6 Carolina Wren
28 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
13 Eastern Bluebird
18 Swainson's Thrush
6 Wood Thrush
13 American Robin
13 Gray Catbird
3 Brown Thrasher
5 European Starling
10 Cedar Waxwing
9 Ovenbird
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
10 Northern Waterthrush
1 Golden-winged Warbler
3 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Prothonotary Warbler
34 Tennessee Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
13 Nashville Warbler
13 Common Yellowthroat
5 American Redstart
13 Northern Parula
5 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
2 Blackburnian Warbler
22 Yellow Warbler
7 Chestnut-sided Warbler
5 Blackpoll Warbler
5 Palm Warbler
26 Yellow-rumped Warbler
26 Black-throated Green Warbler
6 Yellow-throated Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Henslow's Sparrow
11 Chipping Sparrow
5 Field Sparrow
4 White-crowned Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
7 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
13 Eastern Towhee
10 Scarlet Tanager
20 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
16 Indigo Bunting
30 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Grackle
10 Brown-headed Cowbird
19 Baltimore Oriole
6 American Goldfinch
18 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 86

Greg Osland
Indianapolis

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Date: 5/10/17 2:12 pm
From: Osland, Gregory <gosland...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park - Marion County
A good day for migrants with south winds and warm temperatures finally. 24 warblers, including BAY-BREASTED, ORANGE-CROWNED, GOLDEN-WINGED, WILSON'S. Also, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, and HENSLOW'S SPARROW. (6 Yellow-throated Warblers not on list below)

Greg Osland
Indianapolis

Eagle Creek Park
May 10, 2017
7:00 AM
Traveling
7.00 miles
440 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Clear to partly cloudy, SE 5 MPH, 60-75 degrees
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

21 Canada Goose
8 Mallard
1 Pied-billed Grebe
8 Great Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
9 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
6 Mourning Dove
1 Common Nighthawk
12 Chimney Swift
1 Belted Kingfisher
7 Red-bellied Woodpecker
12 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
13 Least Flycatcher
2 Eastern Phoebe
10 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Eastern Kingbird
4 White-eyed Vireo
4 Yellow-throated Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
14 Warbling Vireo
14 Red-eyed Vireo
17 Blue Jay
10 American Crow
11 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
30 Tree Swallow
12 Carolina Chickadee
13 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
9 White-breasted Nuthatch
15 House Wren
6 Carolina Wren
28 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
13 Eastern Bluebird
18 Swainson's Thrush
6 Wood Thrush
13 American Robin
13 Gray Catbird
3 Brown Thrasher
5 European Starling
10 Cedar Waxwing
9 Ovenbird
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
10 Northern Waterthrush
1 Golden-winged Warbler
3 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Prothonotary Warbler
34 Tennessee Warbler
1 Orange-crowned Warbler
13 Nashville Warbler
13 Common Yellowthroat
5 American Redstart
13 Northern Parula
5 Magnolia Warbler
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
2 Blackburnian Warbler
22 Yellow Warbler
7 Chestnut-sided Warbler
5 Blackpoll Warbler
5 Palm Warbler
26 Yellow-rumped Warbler
26 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Wilson's Warbler
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
2 Henslow's Sparrow
11 Chipping Sparrow
5 Field Sparrow
4 White-crowned Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
7 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
13 Eastern Towhee
10 Scarlet Tanager
20 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
16 Indigo Bunting
30 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Grackle
10 Brown-headed Cowbird
19 Baltimore Oriole
6 American Goldfinch
18 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 85


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Date: 5/10/17 1:52 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail remains at Muscatatuck NWR
After hearing it call for about two hours this morning the King Rail
came to the edge of the foliage and I was able to get video of it
call...

www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser Columbus
 

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Date: 5/10/17 12:34 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo woods birds
What a difference a change in weather makes. My usual 1 hour walk around our property turned into 4+ hours. 16 warbler species, flycatchers, vireos ...

Nevins Twp, 6065 N. Miami Gardens St, Vigo, Indiana, US
May 10, 2017 8:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walked around property on trails, and entered woods (NW, below dam). Nice calm morning, temp reaching 70 deg F, light South wind 4 mph. Notable influx of migrants, summer residents after a week or so of heavy rains, north wind, chilly temps. I saw most species by simply sitting and waiting for them to resume foraging and singing.
60 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 4
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
White-eyed Vireo 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1 silent, foraging slowly in white pine and adjacent vine tangle on east trail
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 4
Barn Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush 4
Swainson's Thrush 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Ovenbird 2 singing birds, not seen
Louisiana Waterthrush 2 singing, at lake and along creek in west woods
Golden-winged Warbler 1 male singing, seen on creek below dam; foraging on outer twigs of leafy maple, probing dead leaf clusters
Tennessee Warbler 5 singing in middle and understory, 3 seen
Nashville Warbler 4 singing, only one seen
Kentucky Warbler 8 3 pairs (defending nest area; carrying nest material), 2 singing males
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4 3 singing males, 1 female
Cape May Warbler 1 male foraging high in oak, then tulip tree, song heard as well
Magnolia Warbler 3 singing males in vivid plumage in understory
Blackburnian Warbler 2 adult males; one high in a hickory, the other flycatching (sallies of 10-15 feet) from small trees along creek
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 males singing while foraging in understory - generally with redstarts, Magnolias
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 6
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36712768

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

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Date: 5/10/17 12:27 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long Shore Count, Dunes State Park.
Today's flight count was indicative of overnight migration into our area.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36712661


Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/10/17 12:26 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Yellow-headed blackbird orange co NO
I drove by again and could not find it.
Amy

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 10, 2017, at 12:19 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> There is an adult male yellow-headed blackbird at a WRP wetland in orange county. The location is 500 E. just south of 150 N. West side of the road. This is East of Paoli. It is foraging in the grass at the edge of the water fairly near the road, near the south end of this small wetland. Really demonstrating the importance of migratory stop over habitat!
>
> Dropped Pin
> near 1273-1499 N Co Rd 500 E, Paoli, IN 47454
> https://goo.gl/maps/jMar8dnHBko
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/10/17 9:20 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-headed blackbird orange co
There is an adult male yellow-headed blackbird at a WRP wetland in orange county. The location is 500 E. just south of 150 N. West side of the road. This is East of Paoli. It is foraging in the grass at the edge of the water fairly near the road, near the south end of this small wetland. Really demonstrating the importance of migratory stop over habitat!

Dropped Pin
near 1273-1499 N Co Rd 500 E, Paoli, IN 47454
https://goo.gl/maps/jMar8dnHBko

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/10/17 9:00 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront May 9th
Yesterday, Tuesday May 9th, Ken Brock, John Cassady and I hit the lakefront. We endured a few hours of steady, light annoyance rain in the a.m. but ended up with a couple goodies at each stop. With light and variable winds overnight the traps were quite birdy. Following are some highlights:

Michigan City Harbor (by myself) -
Continuing WHITE-WINGED SCOTER along jetty. How long will it stay? Still present today according to Brad Bumgardner.

Dunes St. Pk. Longshore Flight (joined Ken, John, Brendan Grube, and Steve Kolbe visiting from Duluth - a real ace) -
There was a breeding plumed RED-THROATED LOON swimming offshore, a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH at the feeder, and Brendan pulled a distant fly-by AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN that nearly slipped by behind us.
Steve heard a CAPE MAY WARBLER from the Tower singing way down in the jack pines (over the sound of the bulldozer moving sand!). Brendan and I walked down and sure enough, there it was. Impressive, and a good bird for the Tower.
Brendan and I were returning from a mid-morning snack break when a half dozen male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks descended at once on the platform feeder. He commented "How do you like my feeders now?". I replied "I'd like them better if there was a Clay-colored" (since I missed the last one). After a few more paces I pointed out a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW sitting in the sand under the feeders about 20 ft. away.

Forsythe Pk. (with Ken and John from here on) -
Another, or "the", AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was swimming among the islands. The fly-by at the St. Pk. WAS heading this direction (25 miles). A few of the trees were loaded with Palms and Yellow-rumps, many more than should be present May 9th, but best was a BLUE-HEADED VIREO.

Stateline Woods -
A drake CANVASBACK, that appeared uninjured, was swimming along one of the islands south of the woods on Wolf Lake, and a COMMON TERN was a fly-by. Notable passerines were 3 more BLUE-HEADED VIREOS and a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER.

Hammond Bird Sanctuary -
We found yet another BLUE-HEADED VIREO (5 for the day), and a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO (rare in the traps). A WINTER WREN and 2 HERMIT THRUSHES were surprises for the date, and among 13 sp. of warbler were an ORANGE-CROWNED, a male BLACKBURNIAN, and a male BLACK-THROATED BLUE. The 1st yr. male SUMMER TANAGER (love this bizarre plumage) continued at the feeder.

Voted most notable by its complete absence - Redstart.

We decided to skip 129th St. Wetland. Big mistake. The Snowy Egret (possibly returning from last year) made it's debut.

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/9/17 9:08 pm
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Westfield Monon, Greyhound Pass to 156th Street, Hamilton County, May 9, 2017

I was lucky today while hiking along the Westfield Monon trail today from about 12 to 1:30 PM. The rain appeared to cause a fall out of migrants. It seemed as though all the birds were singing incessantly and it took time to sort out the calls. The lighting was poor but the birds were relatively easy to find since they were moving around feeding like crazy.


The section of the Monon trail I'm referring to was between Greyhound Pass and 156th Street. If you walk north on the Monon from the parking lot at the Monon parking lot at Greyhound Pass, you'll come across a deep wooded ravine with a creek running through the bottom. The birds were all in this compact area. We've also heard Barred owls and Great horned owls in this area also.


Below are the highlights today along the Monon.


1 - Blue-headed vireo
2 - Red-eyed vireo
9 - Yellow-rumped warbler (Myrtle, male and female, probably more)

1 - Black-throated Green warbler
4 - Blackburnian warbler (may have been more)
6 - American redstart
2 - Yellow-throated warbler
1 - Black-and-white warbler
1 - Nashville warbler
5 - Blackpoll warbler
1 - Nashville warbler
1 - Magnolia warbler
2 - Northern Parula warbler

4 - American redstart
1 - Ovenbird
2 - Wood thrush (heard every year in this area)
2 - Rose-breasted grosbeak (male and female)

2 - Scarlet tanager (male and female)
2 - White-crowned sparrows
1 - Red-shouldered hawk






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: 5/9/17 5:25 pm
From: Gail & John McNierney <jagmac...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here
I read both of these posts regarding Red-breasted Nuthatchs and thinking that’s cool! Then at 5:30 this afternoon I, too, had a Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders and with
a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak munching sunflower feeders alongside!!! And, on top of it we hadn’t had Red-breasted Nuthatch visit our feeders this year. RBNH in May!!! Wow!!!

Gail McNierney
Hancock County
New Palestine

From: Meredith Vaughn
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:10 AM
To: IN Bird
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here

I noticed yesterday that my parents - in Floyd County, near Corydon - still have their red-breasted nuthatch, too. It's odd to see it among the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks.

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 4:19 AM Julia Mast <mastjul...> wrote:

My Red-breasted Nuthatch is still here. He first showed up Oct. 11 last fall.

Julia Mast
Goshen
 

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Date: 5/9/17 2:37 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Egret
09 May 2017 4 p.m. The adult Snowy Egret is back at the 129th Street State
Line Wetland at Wolf Lake in Hammond.



At the end of 129th St. there is a parking lot and bike trail. Park and walk
under the Indiana Toll Road to the wetland.





Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County


 

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Date: 5/9/17 8:11 am
From: Meredith Vaughn <tortiepants...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here
I noticed yesterday that my parents - in Floyd County, near Corydon - still
have their red-breasted nuthatch, too. It's odd to see it among the Rose
Breasted Grosbeaks.

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 4:19 AM Julia Mast <mastjul...> wrote:

> My Red-breasted Nuthatch is still here. He first showed up Oct. 11 last
> fall.
>
> Julia Mast
> Goshen

 

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Date: 5/9/17 7:56 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen-- May 9, 2017 AM
While running for coffee this morning, I ventured briefly onto heavily wooded Rosewood Drive to listen for migrants.  I finally found a decent flock there, though I still haven't detected again the Summer Tanager since the first day I heard it there back on May 3.  Standing just outside my vehicle for 10 minutes or so, I was able to see and/or hear:

Eastern Phoebe- 1 singing
Blue-headed Vireo- 1 singing
Gray Catbird- 2
Ovenbird- 1; sang once
Black-and-White Warbler- 1 singing; my FOS
Nashville Warbler- 1 singing
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
Black-throated Green Warbler- 2 singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 2 singing
Baltimore Oriole- 2 singing

Before returning home, then, I made a quick stop at the west end of Eagle Marsh, where I enjoyed a nice flock of singing White-crowned Sparrows (19) and a lone male Indigo Bunting, all hopping around on the ground providing nice looks.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/9/17 7:28 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen AMPI, LISP-- May 8, 2017
I wasn't able to get out much yesterday, but I did pick up a couple of annuals during a quick check of the Homestead Road loop after an early afternoon appointment.  My FOS AMERICAN PIPIT was foraging at the edge of a puddle on the near east side of Homestead Road immediately north of the rail road.  And I ticked my FOS LINCOLN'S SPARROW on Amber Road, where it flew up from a puddle to preen in a bush just outside my window.  Not many highlights otherwise, an Eastern Kingbird flycatching low over flooded Arrowhead Prairie probably the most notable species.
Rodger RangFort Wayne


 

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Date: 5/9/17 1:19 am
From: Julia Mast <mastjul...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch still here
My Red-breasted Nuthatch is still here. He first showed up Oct. 11 last fall.

Julia Mast
Goshen
 

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Date: 5/8/17 9:56 pm
From: Spring Ryding <smelryd...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Whip-poor-will
I heard a whip-poor-will tonight about 9:15 p.m. at the Willie Streeter
Gardens in Bloomington, IN.

Spring
 

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Date: 5/8/17 9:28 pm
From: Amy Wilms <wilmsab...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary - Red-breasted Nuthatch
I left for work this morning at 6:40 am wishing I could stay home to
witness the spring migration happening here at the Mary Gray Bird
Sanctuary. Every morning when walking out to my car, a new migrant is
singing.

Of note, Carl identified a Red-breasted Nuthatch (of course while I was at
work). This seems late for this time of year.

The migrants AND Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are here! We had our first male
arrive 3 weeks ago and our first female arrived on 8 May.

After having 612 new hummers last year....we are excited to welcome them
back and enjoy this season!

~Amy

 

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Date: 5/8/17 7:45 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Parke County day of birding
Carissa Lovett and I birded Parke County on Sunday (May 7) from Raccoon Lake SRA to Lodi and back, getting 101 species. It still felt like early-middle spring for migration. The full complement of May warblers was far from present, and of our 15 species seven were represented by only 1 or 2 birds. The conspicuous migrants or summer residents included Baltimore Oriole, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Scarlet Tanager, Gray Catbird. Black-bellied Plover and Black Vulture were probably the most interesting records (though the vulture is getting to be regular). Results from all sites are combined below to show the county-wide picture of abundance/detectability on this rather chilly day, following several days of rain. Separate eBird reports have been filed, and can be found under "Region - Parke County".


May 7, Parke County. Peter Scott, Carissa Lovett. Route: Raccoon Lake SRA, Parkeville Rd/Lake Tannenbaum, Dooley Rd, Narrows Rd E side Turkey Run SP, CR 1000N (north of Turkey Run SP), Lodi Marsh, Lodi to Howard to West Union Bridge, Marshall, Lake Tannenbaum, Raccoon Lake SRA, Bellmore. Much of Towpath Road on east bank of Wabash River flooded, impassable. 7 am - 6 pm. Chilly till noon, 37-50 deg F, to 70 F in afternoon; mostly clear, light to moderate winds.



Canada Goose 38

Wood Duck 4

Mallard 1

Blue-winged Teal 2

Hooded Merganser 1 female, Lodi Marsh

D-c Cormorant 7

Great Blue Heron 5

Green Heron 1

BLACK VULTURE 5 (4 near Bellmore, 1 on CR 1000N)

Turkey Vulture 45

Bald Eagle 4 (3 im, 1 ad)

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Red-tailed hawk 2

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER 1 ad male (photo), Lake Tannenbaum (most shorebirds here at SW corner of lake on muddy/grassy point, 100-150 yards from Parkeville Rd)

Killdeer 2

Spotted Sandpiper 9

Solitary Sandpiper 1

Greater Yellowlegs 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 6

Least Sandpiper 3

Caspian Tern 3 (Raccoon Lake SRA)

Rock Pigeon 3

Mourning Dove 2

Barred Owl 1

Chimney Swift 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

Red-headed Woodpecker 4

Red-bellied Woodpecker 11

Downy Woodpecker 5

Northern Flicker 2

Pileated Woodpecker 2

American Kestrel 2

Eastern Wood-Pewee 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Eastern Kingbird 6

White-eyed Vireo 5

Yellow-throated Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 6

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 12

American Crow 4

Horned Lark 5

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 40

N. Rough-winged Swallow 13

Bank Swallow 2

Cliff Swallow 112

Barn Swallow 2

Carolina Chickadee 5

Tufted Titmouse 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 7

House Wren 8

Carolina Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5

Eastern Bluebird 10

Swainson's Thrush 2

Wood Thrush 3

American Robin 10

Gray Catbird 9

Brown Thrasher 1

European Starling 30

Ovenbird 1

Louisiana Waterthrush 1

Northern Waterthrush 4

Blue-winged Warbler 1 (CR 1000 N)

Tennessee Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 3

Kentucky Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 15

American Redstart 1

Northern Parula 3

Yellow Warbler 12

Palm Warbler 5

Yellow-rumped Warbler 14

Yellow-throated Warbler 2

Yellow-breasted Chat 5

Eastern Towhee 4

Chipping Sparrow 8

Field Sparrow 4

Vesper Sparrow 1

Savannah Sparrow 15

Song Sparrow 13

Swamp Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 2

White-crowned Sparrow 5

Scarlet Tanager 6

Northern Cardinal 7

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3

Indigo Bunting 3

Red-winged Blackbird 46

Eastern Meadowlark 2

Common Grackle 4

Brown-headed Cowbird 15

Orchard Oriole 7

Baltimore Oriole 13

House Finch 1

American Goldfinch 7

House Sparrow 5


 

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Date: 5/8/17 7:44 pm
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Migrants, Home, Carmel, Hamilton County, IN
Today, May 8, a few interesting birds showed up at our feeders and in the back yard including the following:


1 - Rose-breasted grosbeak, male
4 - White-crowned sparrows
1 - Swainson's thrush



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: 5/8/17 7:33 pm
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Male Scarlet Tanager, Cool Creek Park, Hamilton County, IN
Today, May 8, one male Scarlet tanager was seen and heard during a late afternoon 45 minute hike at Cool Creek Park. Unfortunately, no other migrants were heard or seen.



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: 5/8/17 5:56 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA 5/8/17 Lots of water
Gary Langell and I looked for shorebirds at Goose Pond FWA today with limited success. All the incessantly heavy rains recently have resulted in high water in the wetland units, and few shorebirds on the property. In fact, the water levels in wetland units were even higher than they were last week. Field B/C had shallow water and looked good, but for some reason didn't have many shorebirds. We only counted 44 individual shorebirds on the property all day. Spotted sandpipers were the most numerous with 17 counted. Other species were black-necked stilt (6), killdeer (3), solitary sandpiper (3), greater yellowlegs (5), and lesser yellowlegs (10).


After covering Goose Pond, we thought we'd look in flooded ag fields to the south, hoping to find some shorebirds out there. We found just a handful; less than 10 individuals. I am not sure why. Meanwhile we found a black vulture just east of Marco and SR 67 - this is by far the closest to Goose Pond that I've ever seen a black vulture and I was very surprised.


Beehunter Marsh Units 4 & 5, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 6:10 AM - 7:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
41 species

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 6
Northern Bobwhite 1
Wild Turkey 1
American Bittern 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Great Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 5 Foraging in flooded farmhouse drive and roosting in bh4
Bald Eagle 1 Adult
Sora 5
American Woodcock 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Bell's Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
American Crow 2
Sedge Wren 4 Two pairs singing in BH5
Marsh Wren 6
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Common Yellowthroat 15
Yellow Warbler 6
Palm Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 15
Swamp Sparrow 10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36647910

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 8:46 AM - 9:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
39 species

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Bell's Vireo 5
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 5
Cliff Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 3
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 11
Yellow Warbler 8
Palm Warbler 6
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666259

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 9:47 AM - 10:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
15 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Green Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 4 Exact count;
Solitary Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Eastern Kingbird 1
Bank Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 20
Common Yellowthroat 4
Palm Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666174

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 10:18 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
26 species

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Killdeer 2 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Solitary Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Chimney Swift 4
Willow Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 2
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 1
Savannah Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 8
Swamp Sparrow 5
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 27
Common Grackle 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666005

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 10:53 AM - 11:02 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
16 species

Canada Goose 3
Mallard 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 6
Barn Swallow 4
House Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 2
Common Grackle 2
Orchard Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666033

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US-IN-Linton-1862-1934 S State Road 59 - 38.9954x-87.1800, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 11:15 AM - 11:18 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
3 species

Blue-winged Teal 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666048

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 11:20 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
53 species

Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 6
Gadwall 8
Mallard 17
Blue-winged Teal 21
Northern Shoveler 6
Northern Pintail 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 10
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 23
Great Egret 10
Green Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 3
American Coot 150
Black-necked Stilt 6 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Exact count;
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 6
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 15
Bank Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Waterthrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler (celata) 1
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 13
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 27
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 6
Orchard Oriole 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666060

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Goose Pond FWA--Field E, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 1:07 PM - 1:12 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L. Dry
0 species


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Goose Pond FWA--Field C, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 12:37 PM - 12:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
16 species

Wood Duck 5
Gadwall 2
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 4
Green-winged Teal 4
Green Heron 1
Killdeer 1 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 4
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 2
Orchard Oriole 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Field B, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 12:52 PM - 1:07 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
12 species

Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 12
Bald Eagle 1 Immature;
Spotted Sandpiper 6 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 6 Exact count;
Willow Flycatcher 1
Gray Catbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Song Sparrow 4

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Goose Pond FWA--Thousand Island Woods, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 1:58 PM - 2:03 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Common Nighthawk 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
American Robin 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 2:21 PM - 2:26 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
4 species

Wood Duck 4
Mallard 5
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Egret 1

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US-IN-Lyons-9001-9131 W 610 S - 38.9377x-87.1117, Greene, Indiana, US
May 8, 2017 3:46 PM
Protocol: Incidental
4 species

Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Common Yellowthroat 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36666128

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Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
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Date: 5/8/17 11:53 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Summer Tanager HBS
08 May 2017 - At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary, the 1st Spring male Summer
Tanager continues at the feeder station. Also seen there was an Ovenbird, a
pair of Baltimore Orioles and a Red-headed Woodpecker.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 5/7/17 7:51 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison 5/7 - 16 warbler sp, Veery, pewee, both tanagers
Three hours of birding at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indy, on the morning of May 7 produced 70 species. It was another good walk with decent weather and a great group of people. Highlights included 16 warbler species, Veery, Eastern Wood-Pewee (finally), adult Broad-winged Hawk, and both tanagers. The bird walk group had great views of many birds including Eastern Wood-Pewee, Least Flycatcher, male Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Blue-winged Warbler, Chimney Swifts, Broad-winged Hawk, and Baltimore Orioles. 
Towards the end of the hike a male Scarlet Tanager was heard singing from quite a distance. As we neared the bird we heard a Summer Tanager that was counter-singing with the Scarlet. Everyone got awesome views of the birds. Less cooperative were two Yellow-breasted Chats that were binocular shy and provided only quick glimpses to a few in the group. 
Canada Goose  9
Mallard  2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  16
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Least Flycatcher  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  5
Blue Jay  3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
House Wren  6
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  13
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  2
Veery  1
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)  3
Wood Thrush  5
American Robin  17
Gray Catbird  5
European Starling  2
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Prothonotary Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Cerulean Warbler  1
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Palm Warbler (Western)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  5
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Chipping Sparrow  6
Field Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  6
Eastern Towhee  3
Summer Tanager  2
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  9
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  8
Baltimore Oriole  6
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  11
A bird walk will be held every Sunday in May at Fort Harrison State Park. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot.  Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 5/7/17 4:36 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 4 Clay-colored Sparrow
The grinding action of winds from the north and birds from the south
continued unabated today. We are left with the tailings. A barely
perceptible longshore migration. Consisting of swallows mostly. So, the
plentiful bird chat and brilliant blue skies held the day together with a
few good birds away from the beach.
The No Outlet road going north from the Babcock road intersection with
Hwy.20. Just before the exit for interstate 94, had interesting sparrows
today:
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
*American Tree Sparrow-1
*Clay-colored Sparrow-1
Dunes State Park:
Worm-eating Warbler-1 singing away on trail 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Cowles Bog:
Great Egrets-7
Sora-1
Marsh Wren-1
Stagecoach rd.:
Palm Warbler-32
Pine Warbler-4
Blue-winged Warbler-1
Cape may Warbler-1 Male

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/7/17 4:30 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Kreider's juvenile or Harlan's light plumage Hawk at S entrance to Eagle Creek Park this evening.
At around 4:30 today, Sunday, 5 /7/217, there was a possible Kreider's or Harlans Hawk using the poles and wires along 56th St. just E of Reed Rd Stoplight to perch and hunt the grass field that SW corner of the stoplighted intersection.  I went back by there at 6:30 and the hawk was still there, sitting on the 2nd post from Reed Road next to the S. side of 56th St..  I took some cell phone pictures of it sitting, an a passerby took pictures of it flying which she is going to email me.
This bird had whitish upper and lower tail. I showed large more strongly defined than Red-shouldered Hawk upper wing white primaries. It showed large white base of primary areas from below.  Belly  streaks were well defined. Head as in picture was vary light lamost white.bird was striking light wings when backlit by sun. I did not see any red in tail with my binoculars.  Bird coursed the low area of the corner field several times at low altitude. 
This was a beautiful bird. I hope others will find it and get good pictures to separate it from the light juvenile Harlan's.
When we disturbed the bird, it flew to N side of road and landed in first  thick leaved tall tree on the East side of the Park entrance drive.
 

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Date: 5/7/17 2:25 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park and Bicentennial Woods - AM
Getting an early start at Franke Park this morning and then a late morning visit to Bicentennial Woods netted some FOYs.  Highlights......
Franke ParkWarblers  Orange Crowned 1 - FOY  Yellow 2  Yellow-Rumped 1   Nashville 8 - maybe an undercount.  Heard singing all through the park.  Ovenbird 2  Black and White 1 - FOY.  Early by the frog pond.  Northern Waterthrush 1   Palm 6 - By Shoaff Lake  Blue Winged 1 - By Shoaff Lake  Hooded 1 - FOY.  Great looks by Shoaff LakeBlue Headed Vireo 1Warbling Vireo 3White Eyed Vireo 1 Scarlet Tanager 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 1Swainson's Thrush 2Veery 1 FOYJohn Winebrenner 1 
Bicentennial WoodsWarblers  Yellow-Throated 1  Yellow-Rumped 1   Northern Parula 2  Ovenbird 1  Nashville 2  Blackburian 1 - FOY.  Singing with great looks.Swainson's Thrush - 1 SingingBaltimore Oriole 2 Warbling Vireo 1 Indigo Bunting 1Rose Breasted Grosbeak 1 
Phil Wixom Fort Wayne 
 

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Date: 5/7/17 12:10 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park-- May 7, 2017
Despite the cold, breezy start to the early morning, I had a fair amount of singing during my parade of stops throughout southwest Allen County.  So, after taking a quick break at home, I headed over to Fox Island in an attempt to add some annuals to my list.  Unfortunately, things were pretty quiet, as I added no new arrivals among these few highlights:

Barred Owl- 2 young in nest
Eastern Phoebe- 2
Great Crested Flycatcher- 1
Yellow-throated (1) and Warbling (several) Vireos
Bank Swallow- 2 overhead
House Wren- numerous
Winter Wren- 1 calling close but couldn't visualize
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher- 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 1 singing
Veery- 1 calling
Swainson's Thrush- 1 singing
Hermit Thrush- 1 calling
Wood Thrush- 2 singing
Gray Catbird- numerous
Northern Waterthrush- 1; calls
Prothonotary Warbler- 2 singing; fair look at one at the bog loop
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing
Palm Warbler- 2; one singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 20+; many singing
Black-throated Green Warbler- 1 singing
Eastern Towhee- 1
Chipping Sparrow- 2
White-throated Sparrow- numerous; many singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 1
Baltimore Oriole- 2

Hopefully, today's early migrants WIWR, RCKI, and HETH will stick around for the May Day Count this Saturday.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/7/17 11:05 am
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Allen County
    I was able to spend a few hours birding Franke Park this morning. It was pretty cool when I first started out, but at least the sun was shining! As I started my hike, I met up with Phil Wixom, and we shared some good looks at both my FOY Orange-crowned Warbler, and a Nashville Warbler. Still only four warblers species for the day, totaling only nine individuals, but all in all, I ended up with a pretty decent list of 48 species of birds, PLUS my first Franke Park mink, trying to sneak past me on the north side of the frog pond!
Canada Goose  30
Mallard  20
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  11
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  21
American Crow  1
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  7
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Eastern Bluebird  2
Swainson's Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  18
Gray Catbird  14
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  17
Ovenbird  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  4
Yellow Warbler  3
White-throated Sparrow  21
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  14
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  12
Baltimore Oriole  4
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  6
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 5/7/17 10:40 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday May 7, 2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 106 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 5/7/17 9:59 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purdue University--Wildlife Area, May 7, 2017 Red-breasted Nuthatch



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Purdue University--Wildlife Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
May 7, 2017 7:05 AM - 11:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
72 species

Canada Goose 18
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 2
Ring-necked Pheasant 3
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 2
Sandhill Crane 2
Killdeer 1
Chimney Swift 15
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Least Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 5
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 11
Tree Swallow 16
Barn Swallow 9
Carolina Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 15
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 7
Northern Waterthrush 5
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 12
Northern Parula 1
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 9
Palm Warbler 17
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 16
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 21
White-throated Sparrow 18
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 4
Summer Tanager 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 8
Indigo Bunting 2
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 18
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 6

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Date: 5/7/17 6:57 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yohne Road BLGR-- May 7, 2017 AM
I drove around a bit on this beautiful, if cold and breezy, Sunday morning and found a few new things, most notably a singing BLUE GROSEAK at its usual reliable spot off Yohne Road just west of Smith Road.  This record is six days record-early for the species in Northeast Indiana.  Multiple additional short stops also netted some highlights:

Eagle Marsh West End just before sunrise-- Great Egret (13 at their overnight roost), Sora (1; calls), and White-crowned Sparrow (1 singing)
Sleepy Hollow Lane-- Black-throated Green Warbler (1 singing), White-throated Sparrow (several singing), and Baltimore Oriole (1 singing)
Rosewood Drive-- Broad-winged Hawk (1; my FOS), Eastern Phoebe (1 singing), Swainson's Thrush (1 singing; my FOS), Wood Thrush (1 singing), and Ovenbird (1 singing)
Eagle Marsh Mitigation Area-- Not much on the property, but a Northern Waterthrush was singing just east of it.
Arden Drive (industrial property on south side of Engle east of Smith Road-- Great Crested Flycatcher (1), Wood Thrush (1), Brown Thrasher (1), Nashville Warbler (1), Black-throated Green Warbler (1), Indigo Bunting (1), and Baltimore Oriole (1).
Foster Park West (opposite end of foot bridge is flooded, but calf-high boots should suffice)-- Barred Owl (2 calling), Swainson's Thrush (1 robustly singing), Northern Waterthrush (1), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (1 singing).
Ft. Wayne Int'l Airport Area-- lots of Savannah Sparrows and meadowlarks, but no Grasshopper Sparrow or Dickcissel yet
Yohne Road-- Blue Grosbeak (1 singing; six days record-early), Bobolink (1 singing), and many yellows, yellowthroats, and catbirds, among others.

Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/7/17 6:47 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Request for assistance - recordings of migrating Mourning Warbler songs
I am writing once again to ask the birding community for recordings of
Mourning Warbler songs during spring migration. It is an opportunity to
participate in a Citizens Science Project with two specific goals. 1)
Evaluate the use of birdsong as a new tool for studying bird migration. 2)
Determine whether different song populations of Mourning Warblers (Western,
Eastern, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their
respective areas of the species’ breeding range. This posting is for year
three of this project. I am making substantial progress and want to thank
everyone who has contributed so far.



All you need to contribute is a smartphone with a voice recording app and
some luck. The web page link below describes the project and how to make
recordings on your Smartphone in more detail (note - I have also been able
to make recordings from videos that birders have sent me).



MOWA song mapper

http://www.anselm.edu/homepage/jpitocch/ornithology/MOWAmapper/MOWASongmapper.html



Here is a link to the recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.



Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just



If you manage to get some recordings, please send them to the Mourning
Warbler Sound Lab (jpitocchATanselm.edu). I would really appreciate your
help and contributions to this Citizens Science Project.



Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102

 

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Date: 5/6/17 6:55 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Fox Island AM and Eagle Marsh PM
Bunch of birding today, but rather slow overall.  Highlights.....
Eagle Marsh AMCommon Yellowthroat - 6 FOYYellow Warbler- 3Marsh Wren - 4Warbling Vireo - 1Eastern Kingbird - 1 Baltimore Oriole -1 
Fox Island AMWarbling Vireo - 8Wood Thrush - 1Rose Breasted Grosbeak - 2Indigo Bunting - 2 Scarlet Tanager - 2 Great Crested Flycatcher - 1 FOYChimney Swift - 2 FOYBaltimore Oriole - 1Pileated Woodpecker - 2 Nest at the far northwest corner of the tree trailGreen Heron -1 Warblers  Common Yellowthroat - 6  Yellow - 10   Palm - 5  Yellow-Rumped - 2  Northern Parula - 1  Nashville - 1  Ovenbird - 1  Yellow-Throated - 1  Black Throated Green - 1  Blue Winged - 1 
Eagle Marsh - PM Yellow Warbler - 5Common Yellowthroat- 2Marsh Wren - 3Northern Rough Winged Swallow - 1Eastern Kingbird - 1Chimney Swift - 2 Sora - 1Virginia Rail - 2Great Egret - 1 
Phil WixomFort Wayne 
 

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Date: 5/6/17 6:33 pm
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Muscatatuck NWR--Auto Tour Loop Drive, May 6, 2017
We hung around for an hour, but the rail didn't show again or vocalise.
Pix of the rail & gallinule attached to ebird list.

D&J Caruso
New Albany, IN

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Date: Sat, May 6, 2017 at 9:27 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Muscatatuck NWR--Auto Tour Loop Drive, May 6, 2017
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Muscatatuck NWR--Auto Tour Loop Drive, Jackson, Indiana, US
May 6, 2017 5:35 PM - 7:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.25 mile(s)
Comments: With Deb, stationary at McDonald Marsh, walking at Endicott.
Since this was our second go-round on the loop, we didn't count redwings,
etc, again.
7 species

Wood Duck 2
Great Blue Heron 2
King Rail 1
Common Gallinule 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Gray Catbird 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2

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Date: 5/6/17 3:04 pm
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail, Muscatatuck NWR
The King Rail previously found by Dan Kaiser called at 5:50pm, and then
came out into the open for about 3 minutes. McDonald Marsh, south of road,
right off where water runs under the road.

Debbie and Joe Caruso
New Albany, I N

 

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Date: 5/6/17 2:21 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (6-May-2017) Little Blue Heron

Today (6-May-17) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I bird several lakefront and inland sites.

The day was windy and cool ( 51ºF high) and birds were very hard to find. We had expected a nice warbler list, but found only a few. Our best bird was an adult Little Blue Heron at Kingsbury FWA.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Red-throated Loon,1 flyby
Common Loon,1 flyby
Spotted Sandpiper,1
Ring-billed Gull,70
Herring Gull,15
Caspian Tern,43
Peregrine Falcon,1 local bird
Barn Swallow,1

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Tree Swallow,10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
Yellow Warbler,2

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES
Wood Duck,2
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Great Blue Heron,2
Great Egret,2
Turkey Vulture,1
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Belted Kingfisher,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Hairy Woodpecker,1
Pileated Woodpecker,1
White-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Yellow-throated Vireo,1 singing
Tree Swallow,12
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
Barn Swallow,2
House Wren,3
Nashville Warbler,2 singing
Common Yellowthroat,5 singing
Yellow Warbler,3 singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler,2
Eastern Towhee,2
Song Sparrow,3
White-throated Sparrow,4
White-crowned Sparrow,2 adults
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1
American Goldfinch,3

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES
Great Egret,2
Turkey Vulture,1
Sharp-shinned Hawk,1
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Woodcock,1 flushed
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,1
Pileated Woodpecker,2
American Kestrel,1
Eastern Phoebe,2
Tree Swallow,35
Barn Swallow,2
Black-capped Chickadee,2
Tufted Titmouse,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Eastern Bluebird,1
Hermit Thrush,1
Veery,4
Gray-cheeked Thrush,1
Wood Thrush,1
American Robin,5
Gray Catbird,1
Ovenbird,1
Nashville Warbler,2 singing
American Redstart,1
Yellow Warbler,2
Palm Warbler,7
Pine Warbler,1 first-cycle female
Yellow-rumped Warbler,6
Black-throated Green Warbler,1 singing
Chipping Sparrow,7
Lincoln’s Sparrow,1
Swamp Sparrow,1
White-throated Sparrow,18
American Goldfinch,5

—FURNESSVILLE
Wood Duck,1
Turkey Vulture,2
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 calling
Red-breasted Nuthatch,2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,3
Eastern Bluebird,1
Gray Catbird,2
Hooded Warbler,1 singing
American Redstart,1 singing male
Yellow-rumped Warbler,2

—KINGSBURY FWA
Blue-winged Teal,12
Little Blue Heron,1 adult- my first record in 5 years
Turkey Vulture,5
Osprey,1
Bald Eagle,1 adult
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,3
Solitary Sandpiper,2
Spotted Sandpiper,2
Least Sandpiper,2
Chimney Swift,5
Warbling Vireo,1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,13
Bank Swallow,3
Cliff Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,36
Carolina Wren,1 singing
Common Yellowthroat,1 singing
Yellow Warbler,4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1

—FLOODED FIELD (along road from Kingsbury to Pierce Rd)
Great Blue Heron,1
Killdeer,1
Lesser Yellowlegs,15
Solitary Sandpiper,7
Least Sandpiper,7
Eastern Bluebird,1
Brown Thrasher,1

—PIERCE ROAD
Blue-winged Teal,30
American Coot,3
Killdeer,3
Greater Yellowlegs,1
Lesser Yellowlegs,6
Tree Swallow,30
Bank Swallow,1
Barn Swallow,30

—PLACE TRAIL MARSH
Killdeer,3
Greater Yellowlegs,1
Lesser Yellowlegs,7
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,2

—DUNES STATE PARK
Eastern Screech Owl,1
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,1
Prothonotary Warbler,1 singing
American Redstart,1
Palm Warbler,1
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 5/6/17 1:51 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 2 North winds continue
I had 70+ new warbler birds for the count, since the birds were found in
areas I had nothing in just yesterday. But the bombardment of north winds
continues and likely is playing a factor in the festival bird count.
Interestingly, and again this spring, I am seeing flocks of warblers
feeding high in the tree tops and also migrating through. A kind of Oak
Tree Highway.

Of note:
I have not seen Tanagers or Flycatchers.
16 species of warblers is still low.
Golden-crowned Kinglet in Furnessville
Blackburnian Warbler was a new species for the year. On my account.
And 6 species of shorebird at Reynold's Creek. Including a Snipe and 2
Least Sandpipers.

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/6/17 1:35 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
Also at the Dunes Birding Festival, I know of 2 bird rescues at this point
in the weekend. A glaring positivity I would like to interject.

On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 9:49 AM, Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
wrote:

> It seems at the NWI bird festival, birders might be encouraging playing
> tapes to see and photo birds. And, of a species that appears to be on
> territory! It reminds me when I saw several men from Michigan in the
> Hammond Bird Sanctuary, a small haven for birds located between industries,
> who placed a recorder on a boulder to attract birds to themselves. It was a
> day when many birders visited at different times. Unknown to them, but seen
> by me, was a Red-tailed Hawk drawn in behind them watching as well. A
> Cooper’s Hawk was nearby as well. They were disgruntled when I asked them
> to stop it.
>
>
>
> Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *From:* john kendall [mailto:<in-bird-l...>]
> *Sent:* Friday, May 05, 2017 11:34 PM
> *To:* Indiana IN-BIRD
> *Subject:* [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
>
>
>
> A Worm-eating Warbler was located while searching for this species along
> trail 7 north of the Nature Center. I had just remarked to my wife,
> Kathy after searching the area that "wow, if there is no Worm-eating
> Warbler in the next 50 yards, there isn't one in the state park" in
> response to how good the habitat looked. Sure enough, we were able to hear
> faint playback chipping response at that site on my last attempt along the
> trail and the bird eventually came in for close looks and pics.
> Several others were able to show up later and see it, making my day
> complete.
>
> Apparently, this is not too far from the site where a bird appeared to
> be on territory last year. Esp. being unaware of any historical N.
> Indiana nesting confirmations for this species, we hope that people will
> be respectful tomorrow, hopefully trying to minimize playback by viewing in
> groups if it stays.
>
> photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/
>
> Good Birding,
> John Kendall
>
> Warsaw
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/6/17 1:13 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Pacific loon Monroe co
Here's a pin:

Dropped Pin
near 7647 N Tunnel Rd, Unionville, IN 47468
https://goo.gl/maps/UCw7ZSVuwzq

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 6, 2017, at 3:35 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> Alternate!!! Pacific loon at lake lemon riddle point boat ramp. Right now swimming and diving left of the two islands. Awesome!!
>
> Amy Kearns Mitchell
> Cathy Meyer Bloomington
> Jeff Keifer Ellettsville
> Gary Langell Ellettsville
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/6/17 12:35 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pacific loon Monroe co
Alternate!!! Pacific loon at lake lemon riddle point boat ramp. Right now swimming and diving left of the two islands. Awesome!!

Amy Kearns Mitchell
Cathy Meyer Bloomington
Jeff Keifer Ellettsville
Gary Langell Ellettsville

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Date: 5/6/17 11:51 am
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne FOYs
From my new house near IPFW, I had my FOY Gray-cheeked Thrush and Chimney
Swift today. Hopefully more migrants were able to break through the
weather, too.

Greg M.
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 5/6/17 11:15 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Summer Tanager
06 May 2017 - The 1st summer male Summer Tanager continues at the Hammond
Bird Sanctuary. He was flitting around the feeder station for thirty
minutes, until I left at noon. He is outstanding in bi-colored red and
yellows. I'm going back to make sure home made suet is plentiful. There was
a Red-breasted Nuthatch on the trail in the middle.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 5/6/17 10:34 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island-- May 6, 2017 AM
I heard my FOS Red-eyed Vireo singing in the neighbor's yard this morning, so I was anxious to see what was new at Fox Island.  Turns out, not a lot.  I did manage to tick five vireos for the day, as well as a few annuals, but, overall, things were quiet.  Birding a bit with Doug Rood, Sandy Schacht, and Marisa Windell was, as always, a treat, but I limited my time to walking the hard surfaces, and they may have picked up additional goodies when we parted and they entered the woods. Highlights only:

Bald Eagle- 1 imm. over Yohne Road
Cooper's Hawk- 1 on nest
Belted Kingfisher- 1
Eastern Phoebe- 2
White-eyed (1), Yellow-throated (1; my personal FOS), Blue-headed (1), and Warbling (4) Vireos
Bank Swallow- 1 overhead
House Wren- several
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 3
Veery- 1; our FOS
Wood Thrush- 3
Gray Catbird- several
Ovenbird- 1 sang once
Northern Waterthrush- 1 sang once
Common Yellowthroat- 2
Yellow Warbler- 2
Eastern Towhee- 1
Chipping (2), Song, Swamp (1 singing), and White-throated (several) Sparrows
Scarlet Tanager- 1 singing
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- several
Indigo Bunting- 1 singing; my FOS
Baltimore Oriole- 1 singing

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/6/17 10:12 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ad. Little Blue Heron - Kingsbury
The Brock crew just found a LBHE at the main marsh on River Rd. at Kingsbury FWA.

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 5/6/17 8:09 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine, Vigo - rails, gallinule, bobolink
Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
May 6, 2017 7:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Cool (46 deg F) but nearly calm, light rain, intermittent, clearing about 9:30. End of 3-4 days of rain. Bare fields muddy, flooded areas around marsh on Swalls Rd. Drove Swalls Rd, observed marsh on north side for most of time; brief check of Felling Av.
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 1 adult (continuing) on county line lake, swimming
Canada Goose 20
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 14
Ring-necked Duck 1 adult male, sitting in cattails on edge of lake, preening
Ruddy Duck 14 flock of 13 on county line lake, distant but a mix of both sexes, males in basic plumage; plus one alternate plumage male (mostly) on another lake, diving
Northern Bobwhite 2 bobwhite calls heard
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 2 foraging with Soras, Common Gallinule at north end of flooded marsh on west side (north side of Swalls Road, in valley after first hill in from Tabortown Rd; about 150-200 yards north of road). Went back and forth between cattails, across a strip of shallow water, to a low muddy hillside covered moderately with yellow (old) weedy vegetation; foraged there for 5 minutes at a time, frequently running back to cattails. Size slightly larger than Sora, rusty-colored body, long reddish bill.
Sora 7 foraging with Virginia Rails (see that species for details) and elsewhere. Up to 5 seen together in small area. Calls heard now and then.
Common Gallinule 1 Emerged from cattails at north-west end of flooded marsh, foraged in cover of weedy muddy low hill adjacent to marsh. "Candycorn" colored bill seen.
American Coot 15
Killdeer 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 5 foraging at north-west edge of flooded marsh, where a flock of as many as 11 birds has been present last 4-5 days
Spotted Sandpiper 5
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 30
Bank Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 20
Cliff Swallow 20
swallow sp. 50
Marsh Wren 1 song heard once, from cattails along Swalls Rd
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7 males, foraging along Swalls Rd fence line, especially at crossing of Tabortown lake
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 1 visual, not heard; perched in tall green grass south side of Swalls on first hill east of Tabortown, then flew to fence post
Field Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 2 singing and perched
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1 song
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Bobolink 5 males flying and singing over tall grass along Swalls Rd, first hill east of Tabortown
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Eastern Meadowlark 8
Common Grackle 12
Baltimore Oriole 1 male singing, seen at corner of Tabortown and Swalls

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36585990

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Date: 5/6/17 6:49 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
It seems at the NWI bird festival, birders might be encouraging playing
tapes to see and photo birds. And, of a species that appears to be on
territory! It reminds me when I saw several men from Michigan in the Hammond
Bird Sanctuary, a small haven for birds located between industries, who
placed a recorder on a boulder to attract birds to themselves. It was a day
when many birders visited at different times. Unknown to them, but seen by
me, was a Red-tailed Hawk drawn in behind them watching as well. A Cooper's
Hawk was nearby as well. They were disgruntled when I asked them to stop it.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN



_____

From: john kendall [mailto:<in-bird-l...>]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 11:34 PM
To: Indiana IN-BIRD
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP



A Worm-eating Warbler was located while searching for this species along
trail 7 north of the Nature Center. I had just remarked to my wife, Kathy
after searching the area that "wow, if there is no Worm-eating Warbler in
the next 50 yards, there isn't one in the state park" in response to how
good the habitat looked. Sure enough, we were able to hear faint playback
chipping response at that site on my last attempt along the trail and the
bird eventually came in for close looks and pics.
Several others were able to show up later and see it, making my day
complete.

Apparently, this is not too far from the site where a bird appeared to be on
territory last year. Esp. being unaware of any historical N. Indiana
nesting confirmations for this species, we hope that people will be
respectful tomorrow, hopefully trying to minimize playback by viewing in
groups if it stays.

photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/

Good Birding,
John Kendall

Warsaw







 

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Date: 5/6/17 4:05 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh-- May 5, 2017 PM
My wife and I took a drive yester eve and found lots of water and few birds at the west end of Eagle Marsh.  But at the opposite end of the property, where the main gate was open for an evening frog hike, we did better.  A slow drive down to the parking lot SE of the barn netted these few highlights:

Wood Duck- 8
Blue-winged Teal- 4
Virginia Rail- 1
Sora- 1
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Marsh Wren- 1
Gray Catbird- 1
Waterthrush sp.- 1 chip notes; assumed Northern
Common Yellowthroat- 1
Yellow Warbler- 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 1
Rusty Blackbird- 5+ in the flooded woods south of the barn

Additionally, we didn't hear a single frog.  Hope the group did better.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/5/17 9:38 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Worm-eating Warbler, Dunes SP
A Worm-eating Warbler was located while searching for this species along trail 7 north of the Nature Center.  I had just remarked to my wife, Kathy after searching the area that "wow, if there is no Worm-eating Warbler in the next 50 yards, there isn't one in the state park" in response to how good the habitat looked.  Sure enough, we were able to hear faint playback chipping response at that site on my last attempt along the trail and the bird eventually came in for close looks and pics.
Several others were able to show up later and see it, making my day complete.

Apparently, this is not too far from the site where a bird appeared to be on territory last year.  Esp. being unaware of any historical N. Indiana nesting confirmations for this species, we hope that people will be respectful tomorrow, hopefully trying to minimize playback by viewing in groups if it stays. 

photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/

Good Birding,
John KendallWarsaw






 

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Date: 5/5/17 2:10 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 2 Common Terns
Songbirds were mostly absent from places I should have seen them today.
Very strong north winds likely erased all of yesterday's gains for the
lakefront woods. I added zero new birds for my personal count.
Lake Michigan however, had a little action for gull and tern watching.

Caspian Tern-100+
Common Tern-65
Forster's Tern-1
Common Loon-5
Red-Throated Loon-1
Peregrine Falcon-1

Of note: yesterday at the Harbor, I had a Caspian Tern with orange legs.
Keep a look out.
Interesting sightings:
Rusty Blackbird-calling from Lakeshore County rd in Beverly
Dark-eyed Junco-Nature Center feeders

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/5/17 1:47 pm
From: Osland, Gregory <gosland...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Eagle Creek Park -- May 5, 2017
A challenging morning to bird, weather-wise, but some good birds, e.g. Black-throated Blue Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Blackpoll.

Eagle Creek Park
May 5, 2017
8:20 AM
Traveling
5.00 miles
240 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 15-20 MPH NW, 44-50, rain for 2+ hrs.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

10 Canada Goose
2 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
40 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
4 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3 Mourning Dove
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
7 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Warbling Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
20 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
4 Tree Swallow
25 Barn Swallow
9 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 House Wren
7 Carolina Wren
10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7 Eastern Bluebird
8 Swainson's Thrush
5 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Prothonotary Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 Cape May Warbler
3 Yellow Warbler
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
7 Palm Warbler
25 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Yellow-throated Warbler
4 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrow
4 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
8 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Indigo Bunting
10 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Grackle
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
7 Baltimore Oriole
2 House Finch
5 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 61


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Date: 5/5/17 10:46 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Welker Road HESP, Area Annuals-- May 5 AM
After sleeping late again, I ventured out into the rain to check various water levels at some of my local stops.  There is little shorebird habitat at the usual holes at Serv-All and Eagle Marsh, and the mitigation area is getting pretty flooded as well.  Things could be great if we could get a few days of no rain.  In the meantime, fluddles abound, and I was able to find at least a few shorebirds at a couple of them, though nothing new.  Along with the numerous House Wrens, Common Yellowthroats, and Yellow Warblers, I noted the occasional gnatcatcher, thrasher, Warbling Vireo, and Wood Thrush among some new arrivals as I wandered about.  Highlights:
Edgebrook Drive, Southwest Allen County:  My overdue FOS Cedar Waxwings (2)
Flooded Ellison Road:  A nice group of swallows included Tree, Barn, N. Rough-winged, and my FOS Bank (1)
Branning Road: Spotted Sandpiper (3), Lesser Yellowlegs (1), and Pectoral Sandpiper (1), as well as a 2nd-year and an adult BAEA
Branning at Amber:  Eastern Kingbird (2 huddling low in the woods; silent; FOS)
Aboite Road (Arrowhead Marsh is awash): fluddle across from Tri County Egg: Solitary Sandpiper (1), Greater (1) and Lesser (55) Yellowlegs
Welker Road: HENSLOW'S SPARROW singing in the dryer vegetation between the swollen pond and the home; watched it sing for a while; my FOS
Welker dead-ends in a flooded field right now, and I found another 50+ Lesser Yellowlegs scattered about it.
Whitley CR E900S near S700E: lots of Savannah Sparrows and meadowlarks and my FOS BOBOLINK (calling close, but could not find visually)
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/5/17 9:27 am
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN, May 3, 2017

I visited Eagle Creek Wednesday, May 3, from approximately 11:45 to 2:45 PM, and walked a over four miles. I walked near the skating pond, marina, and the Earth Discovery Center. The winds were calm, and it wasn't raining for a change, but the conditions didn't translate into the diversity of migrants I hoped for. Below are the highlights.


Blackpoll warbler - 1
Nashville warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped warbler - 20+
Palm warbler - 10+
Northern parula - 3
Blue-winged warbler - 1
Yellow warbler - 6
Great crested flycatcher - 4
Warbling vireo - 1


Hundreds of swallows and martins cruised the lake surface which was impressive to me and included the following:

Barn swallow
Tree swallow
Bank swallow
Cliff swallow
Northern rough-winged swallow
Purple Martin




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: 5/5/17 8:57 am
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 5/5 - least bittern - Lake County
A least bittern is being seen at the Highland rookery in Lake County. In the grass along the southern edge. Was last seen sitting in the grass at 10:50 local time on May 5

Matt Kalwasinski

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Date: 5/5/17 8:05 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Red knot Gibson co yes (NO SIGHTINGS)
I wanted to share some interesting information from Ken Brock about the red knot seen by several birders in Gibson County on 3 May. Apparently this is the first spring record for the southern tier, and only the 8th spring record for Indiana (most sightings are of juveniles at the lakefront in the fall).


Below is my full list for the area from Wednesday. There are digiscoped pics of the knot embeded in the checklist.

Undoubtedly those fields look very different today after all the continuing rain.


US-IN-Owensville-47665 - 38.3165x-87.7731, Gibson, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 9:42 AM - 2:26 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Flooded farm fields
44 species

Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 10
Northern Shoveler 2
Black-necked Stilt 2
Semipalmated Plover 67
Ruddy Turnstone 1 Alternate
Red Knot 1 Mostly basic adult. Same size as leye, a little chunkier, shorter legs. Overall plain grey, just a slight pink tinge to breast. Flank feathers have the pretty scalloped effect. In flight, entire tail and rump uniformly patterned grey and white. Greenish-grey legs, all black bill that is thicker and shorter than leye. See pics. Associating with leye and dunl in flooded agricultural field maybe 30 m from County Road 1100 west, south of 250 S. 38.3171, -87.7719

Flushed by peregrine; later refound it, southeast of original location maybe a mile. Viewed from 350 S, east of 1100W, looking north about 80-100 m. 38.3049, -87.7688
Stilt Sandpiper 2 Similar in size to lesser yellowlegs but with longer, downcurved Bill, nicely marked cap and cheek and barring on flanks
Dunlin 75 Estimated
Least Sandpiper 60
White-rumped Sandpiper 15 Exact count
Pectoral Sandpiper 25
Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
Short-billed Dowitcher 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 2
Wilson's Phalarope 1 Distant. Either basic or a very plain male
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Solitary Sandpiper 15
Greater Yellowlegs 15
Lesser Yellowlegs 55
Great Horned Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 Adult hunting shorebirds. Likely one of the adults nesting at the power plant - flew in that direction
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 5
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Horned Lark 20
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 5
American Robin 5
American Pipit 5
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 4
Savannah Sparrow 1
Summer Tanager 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Common Grackle 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36515311

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (/content/iss)


Amy Kearns

Mitchell

________________________________
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:25 PM
To: IN_BIRD
Subject: Re: Red knot Gibson co yes

Finally refound it, southeast of original location maybe a half mile. Viewing right now from 350 S, east of 1100W, looking north.

Dropped Pin
near Montgomery Township, IN
https://goo.gl/maps/6C16cSsSRmA2

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 3, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> A peregrine flushed the knot and the other shorebirds in this immediate area, but the surrounding fields are full of shorebirds. I will send update if we relocate it.
>
> Also, a truck or SUV is helpful as there is some shallow water on some roads in this area.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 3, 2017, at 9:34 AM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>>
>> I'm looking at a basic adult red knot in a flooded agricultural field south west of Gibson lake, Gibson County. Viewable from a county road. 1100W south of 250S.
>>
>> Dropped Pin
>> near County Rd 1100 W, Owensville, IN 47665
>> https://goo.gl/maps/AMt5d7p3HG82
>>
>> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/4/17 7:33 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve-continueing Summer Tanager
The Summer Tanager made an appearance again early this morning at the Suet Feeder.  Other highlights from the building today include:-hearing the Sora whinny-seeing the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. -Listening to the White-crowned and White Throated sparrows sing. They make me feel like I am on vacation:)
The rest of the normal feeder station and swale gang were there when I had time to take a peek.Red-wingsGracklesCowbirdsHouse SparrowsHouse FinchesAmerican GoldfinchesChipping SparrowsSong SparrowsBlue JaysCrowsWhite-breasted NuthatchesBlack-capped chickadeesNorthern CardinalsCanada Geese pair and their 3 goslings--eating the bird seedMallardsWood ducksTree Swallows

Kim and I walked out to the boardwalk briefly after a very busy day in the building getting ready for the Native Plant Sale on Saturday and came across a Waterthrush (FOY).  It flew into the distant shade. At first I thought Northern, but then after looking at my poor picture, I am not sure.  (Posted on my Flickr site if someone wants to help)Glimpses of another Juvenile Bald Eagle flying over.  Second time this week.We watched a Merlin (FOY) fly by us as we were returning to the building. That was cool.
Loyce FandreiHighland
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lafandrei1/


 

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Date: 5/4/17 4:52 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes Birding Festival, Day 1 personal account.
Indiana Dunes area wide:
Many birders complained of the lack of birds, but afternoon in Beverly
Shores was very birdy. I counted 120-130 Warblers for the day.

Species of Warbler-18
Highlights
Golden-winged
Blue-winged
Northern Parula
Orange-crowned-13 individual birds
Prothonotary

First of year
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Lincoln's Sparrow

A complete list of Thrushes
And a late Dark-eyed Junco.

Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/4/17 12:38 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh Area-- May 3 PM
After a couple of long days Tues. and Wed., I checked a couple of spots on my way home from the hospital last night, but found very few highlights, among them:
Serv-All Ponds:  American Wigeon (4; 2 pair), Sora (1; whinny), Spotted Sandpiper (1), and Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Eagle Marsh Mitigation Site: Blue-winged Teal (25+), N. Shoveler (3), Solitary Sandpiper (2). and Baltimore Oriole (1 singing east of Engle Road pull-off)
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/4/17 6:33 am
From: Judith Ferrell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hummer
Saw my first 2017 Ruby last night at 8:19 pm. A male who perched on feeder and drank for over a minute. --Judy Ferrell, Elkhart

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Date: 5/4/17 6:32 am
From: dhkaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail


Heard calling between 9 and 9:20 this am not visible.  McDonald marsh.
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Date: 5/4/17 6:00 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hummingbird, etc. - Fort Wayne
Both are certainly overdue, but I haven't seen either yet.  Nice to know someone is.R

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:50 AM, Phil <in-bird-l...> wrote:


My parents informed me (gloating) that they had two hummingbirds Wednesday morning.  I had a FOY Eastern Kingbird earlier in the week on Dunton road (not much else). And a signing Yellow Warbler around my house the last couple days.  
Phil Wixom  

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Date: 5/4/17 5:50 am
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hummingbird, etc. - Fort Wayne
My parents informed me (gloating) that they had two hummingbirds Wednesday morning.  I had a FOY Eastern Kingbird earlier in the week on Dunton road (not much else). And a signing Yellow Warbler around my house the last couple days.  
Phil Wixom  

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Date: 5/3/17 7:36 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
Late afternoon additions to our bird list today include:Turkey VultureSoraBluebirdBlack & White Warbler (thanks Jim and Linda Strange)
I think that makes our total for the day 52 and we did not walk the entire woods.Pics of the Summer Tanager and Brown Thrasher, through the bird room windows, are posted on my Flickr site.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lafandrei1/
Loyce FandreiHighland


 

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Date: 5/3/17 5:25 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Morning Chimney Swift exodus from Harmony School chimney, Bloomington
My walk up Woodlawn Avenue from the Bryan Park parking lot to IU campus was especially rewarding this morning. I witnessed Chimney Swifts exiting the chimney at Harmony School. I wish there had been time to make a detour to check the swift tower at the school as well (I couldn’t see it from Woodlawn Ave), but I needed to get to work.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
5 species

Chimney Swift 100 Exiting Harmony School (909 E 2nd St, Bloomington) chimney around 9:20am; scores of birds spiraling out of chimney and dispersing. 100 count is very rough estimate; I did not witness the complete exodus.
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
Yellow Warbler 1 (good view of the bird singing from tree in Bryan Park east-side parking lot)

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Date: 5/3/17 4:15 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson Co Red Knot, Wilsons Phalarope
US-IN-Owensville-W 350 S - 38.3047x-87.7686, Gibson, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 1:44 PM - 2:29 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Observed about .5 hr with Amy Kearns and others, round two about 15 min
17 species

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 5
Killdeer 2
Red Knot 1 Transitional, saw early with Amy and round two around 4:00pmwith very good lighting. Yellow-Greenish legs- upper leg visible, pinkish-grey breast, plain creamy grey over all, lighter than yellowlegs, bill medium, smaller than stilts and yellowlegs.
Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Juvenile, Buffy breast right overall white belly with fry flanks
Wilson's Phalarope 2 Short bills, wading
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 45 Seen in flight and after landing when everything went up- round Two about 4:00pm
Mourning Dove 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
American Crow 2
Grasshopper Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Baltimore Oriole 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36518344

US-IN-Owensville-W 250 S - 38.3177x-87.7832, Gibson, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 2:24 PM - 3:04 PM
Protocol: Stationary
9 species

Semipalmated Plover 65
Killdeer 5
Ruddy Turnstone 1
Least Sandpiper 18
White-rumped Sandpiper 7
Pectoral Sandpiper 4
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36518415

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/3/17 1:34 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve -Wednesday Bird Hike: Blue-winged Warbler, Summer Tanager
Today we had 6 birders plus Joy and myself as we walked the dry areas of the woods.  Highlight for one of our new Birders, Gail, was the Summer Tanager at the suet feeder when we returned from our walk.  In total, she was able to add 13 new birds to her life list.  What a pleasure to see her excitement.
Total Species (47) seen/heard today:Great Egret -1Green Heron 2Canada Geese-5 +3 goslingsMallards-5Wood Duck-2Cooper's Hawk-1Red-shouldered Hawk-1Solitary Sandpiper-3Ring-billed GullMourning Dove-2Red-bellied Woodpecker-1Downy Woodpecker-4Eastern Phoebe-2Least Flycatcher--Joy heard oneBlack-capped Chickadee-1White-breasted Nuthatch-6House Wren-2Ruby-crowned Kinglet-4Blue-gray Gnatcatcher-heard in several locationsAmerican Robins-everywhereHermit Thrush-6Brown Thrasher-1Gray Catbird-1Blue Jay-3American Crows-5Blue-headed Vireo-2Yellow-rumped Warbler-12Palm Warbler-7Blue-winged Warbler-1Common Yellowthroat-heard severalScarlet Tanager-female-1*Summer Tanager -male-1Northern Cardinal-3Rose-breasted Grosbeak-3Eastern Towhee- 2 female 1maleAmerican GoldfinchHouse FinchWhite-throated Sparrow-4White-crowned Sparrow-6Swamp Sparrow-2Song Sparrow-8Chipping Sparrow-1House SparowCommon GrackleRed-winged BlackbirdBrown-headed CowbirdEuropean Starling

 

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Date: 5/3/17 1:06 pm
From: rrsbirder <rrsbirder...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen SUTA; Eagle Marsh SACR-- May 1, 2017
There is a pair of Sandhill Cranes that spends the summer, presumably
breeding, here at the wetland mitigation areas of Earth Source/Heartland
Restoration Services just west of Huntertown. I saw the pair wading through
a flooded area just this morning.

-Ryan Smith
Fort Wayne

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Rodger Rang <rrang...> wrote:

> Before an all-day appointment, I checked the end of Rosewood Drive
> (southwest Allen County) and found my FOS Summer Tanager. It was calling
> emphatically right above me, and just as I exited my vehicle to get on it,
> the bird bolted to chase another bird of similar size and shape, possibly
> another tanager. The only other migrant I heard at this quick stop was a
> singing Ovenbird.
>
> After my appointment, I checked the Eagle Marsh mitigation area and found
> a Sandhill Crane foraging there. This species is unusual here after its
> early migration period, and it's fun to think of breeding possibilities
> somewhere nearby. The only other highlights were Blue-winged Teal (20+)
> and Solitary Sandpiper (2).
>
> Rodger Rang
> Fort Wayne
>

 

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Date: 5/3/17 12:38 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: HBS & 129th St. State Line wetland
03 May 2017 - The Hammond Bird Sanctuary is still very slow only 45 species.
Highlights were a 1st Spring male Summer Tanager, Wood Thrush 1,
Black-and-white-Warbler 1, Black-throated Green Warbler 1 and Purple Finch 1
M.



At the 129th St. State Line Wetland of note were Forster's Terns 2,
Pied-billed Grebes 2, and a pair of Mute Swans with 5 cygnets.



On 28 April at Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake on a drive through, there were a few
pairs of Canada Geese with 21 goslings.





Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 5/3/17 12:26 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail at Muscatatuck.
The King Rail was first found and photographed at 8am next to the road
at Muscatatuck NWR McDonald Marsh south. Was seen in flight and heard a
couple times later in the morning in McDonald Marsh. Photo at...

www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus, IN
 

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Date: 5/3/17 12:18 pm
From: Kim Charles <kcharlesmsw...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] King rail MNWR
Refound bird on South side of road ai McDonald marsh at approximately 3 pm

Kim Charles

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Date: 5/3/17 10:25 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Red knot Gibson co yes
Finally refound it, southeast of original location maybe a half mile. Viewing right now from 350 S, east of 1100W, looking north.

Dropped Pin
near Montgomery Township, IN
https://goo.gl/maps/6C16cSsSRmA2

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 3, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> A peregrine flushed the knot and the other shorebirds in this immediate area, but the surrounding fields are full of shorebirds. I will send update if we relocate it.
>
> Also, a truck or SUV is helpful as there is some shallow water on some roads in this area.
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 3, 2017, at 9:34 AM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>>
>> I'm looking at a basic adult red knot in a flooded agricultural field south west of Gibson lake, Gibson County. Viewable from a county road. 1100W south of 250S.
>>
>> Dropped Pin
>> near County Rd 1100 W, Owensville, IN 47665
>> https://goo.gl/maps/AMt5d7p3HG82
>>
>> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/3/17 9:35 am
From: Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] ISU campus Cape May Warbler
Indiana State University
May 3, 2017
12:28 PM
Incidental
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

Walking from class to my car.

1 Cape May Warbler -- Heard loud and clear behind the science building near root hall. Seet-Seet-Seet-Seet-Seet notes

Number of Taxa: 1


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Date: 5/3/17 8:48 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Red knot Gibson co
A peregrine flushed the knot and the other shorebirds in this immediate area, but the surrounding fields are full of shorebirds. I will send update if we relocate it.

Also, a truck or SUV is helpful as there is some shallow water on some roads in this area.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 3, 2017, at 9:34 AM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> I'm looking at a basic adult red knot in a flooded agricultural field south west of Gibson lake, Gibson County. Viewable from a county road. 1100W south of 250S.
>
> Dropped Pin
> near County Rd 1100 W, Owensville, IN 47665
> https://goo.gl/maps/AMt5d7p3HG82
>
> Amy Kearns, Mitchell
>
> Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/3/17 8:47 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook, Vigo - shorebirds etc
There is a lot of turnover (last 3 days) in bird species in the temporary shorebird habitat along Swalls Drive on west and east side of flooded marsh, north side of road. I missed the BN Stilt Jim Sullivan found here yesterday evening. 8 shorebird species this morning.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 8:20 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Swalls Rd from Tabortown to Clay Co. line, checking lakes and the flooded area around roadside marsh in valley between the two hills on Swalls. Shorebirds congregated here; herons on the edge of County Line lake; eagles and osprey on Tabortown lake. Cool to chilly (45-48 F), wind increasing to about 10 mph from E. Met Brendan Kearns, who alerted me to Osprey.
43 species (+1 other taxa)

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 1 swimming on County Line lake with two Canada Geese; very white front around bill, smaller than Canadas
Canada Goose 11
Wood Duck 3
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 24 in pairs, feeding in shallow flooded area next to marsh
Northern Shoveler 1 male
Green-winged Teal 1 female
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 26
Great Blue Heron 10
Great Egret 4
Osprey 1 on Tabortown Lake. Brendan Kearns photographed one being harassed by Bald Eagle.
Bald Eagle 3 2 adults, 1 immature chased by adult; plus at least one eaglet in nest
Sora 2 call heard
American Coot 7
Killdeer 1
Least Sandpiper 3
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Long-billed Dowitcher 9 in one flock at far end of flooded pools, with yellowlegs; ruddy all over
Spotted Sandpiper 5 (all on east side, pools bordering bare mud fields)
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Lesser Yellowlegs 35
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 8
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Purple Martin 1
Tree Swallow 20
Bank Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 10
Cliff Swallow 10
swallow sp. 50
MARSH WREN 1 singing several times in flooded marsh cattails by road; seen also. (hard to find in Vigo county in my experience)
Brown Thrasher 1 flew to open mudflats and picked around like Red-winged Blackbird
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 foraging in cattails
Savannah Sparrow 5 one singing from fenceline
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Common Grackle 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36509398

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Date: 5/3/17 8:03 am
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond BBWD and Willet, Home
5 Mile Radius from home-US-IN-Sunman - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 3:24 AM - 3:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
3 species

Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Great Horned Owl 1
Barred Owl 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36506522

Goose Pond FWA--GP11N, Greene, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 8:14 AM - 8:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 Bold white stripe in flight, Black belly, cinnamin breast and back redish legs and bill. I was with Eric Kershner an Ornitholigist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service from DC. We observed the bird fly From GP12 it GP11N. It was not visible in GP11 until it flew much closer to the big Parking lot. Since we got good looks at it flying we moved on.
Canada Goose 5
Gadwall 2
Mallard 5
Blue-winged Teal 12
American Bittern 2
Great Blue Heron 5
Killdeer 3
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Chimney Swift 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 2
Marsh Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Song Sparrow 3
Dickcissel 2
Red-winged Blackbird 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36508218

US-IN-Lyons-2007-2295 S State Road 59 - 38.9929x-87.1861, Greene, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 9:59 AM - 10:09 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Willet and Stilt Sandpiper and all others on flooded drive by checkin Station where seen yesterday
13 species

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 3
Blue-winged Teal 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Black-necked Stilt 3
Killdeer 2
Stilt Sandpiper 1 Green legs, dark bodies
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 6
Willet 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 16
Chimney Swift 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36507750

Goose Pond FWA--GP12, Greene, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 7:40 AM - 8:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Looked for 35 minutes for the Black-bellied Whistling Duck. Was driving on Rd 25 and saw it over GP11N coming from the direction of GP12.
20 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Bald Eagle 1
Sora 2
Mourning Dove 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Sedge Wren 1
Marsh Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36508399

Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
May 3, 2017 10:05 AM - 10:24 AM
Protocol: Stationary
23 species

Mourning Dove 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 120
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 1
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Common Grackle 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Orchard Oriole 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36508539

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/3/17 7:34 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red knot Gibson co
I'm looking at a basic adult red knot in a flooded agricultural field south west of Gibson lake, Gibson County. Viewable from a county road. 1100W south of 250S.

Dropped Pin
near County Rd 1100 W, Owensville, IN 47665
https://goo.gl/maps/AMt5d7p3HG82

Amy Kearns, Mitchell

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Date: 5/3/17 6:19 am
From: dhkaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] King Rail Muscatatuck


First seen and photographed at 8am.  Seen in short flight at 9am McDonald marsh.  Photo later.
Dan Kaiser 
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Date: 5/3/17 6:03 am
From: jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: Bobolinks Washington county


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On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, jeffreyrsell <jeffreyrsell...> wrote:

Bobolinks are back on territory and singing on SR135 just south of Salem. They can be seen and heard from the parking lot of Southern Hills church. I didn't stay long but saw/heard 4 males. Jeff Sells Pekin, IN


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Date: 5/3/17 5:58 am
From: jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bobolinks Washington county
Bobolinks are back on territory and singing on SR135 just south of Salem. They can be seen and heard from the parking lot of Southern Hills church. I didn't stay long but saw/heard 4 males. Jeff Sells Pekin, IN


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Date: 5/2/17 7:23 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA shorebirds 5-2-17
Gary Langell and I found 15 species out of 660 individual shorebirds at Goose Pond FWA today. All the rain from this last week has filled the ditches and the wetland units. Fields B and C are once again flooded. High water meant most of the shorebirds we found were concentrated in large flocks, often huddled together against the high winds from this afternoon. Our most numerous species was long-billed dowitcher with 183 counted on the day. We had a large flock in BH2 (44), small numbers scattered in other units, and a huge flock of 150 dowitchers in MPW2 - we hiked into the unit, got close looks, and determined it was mostly long-billed with about 15% short-billed. Michael Brown also captured some photos of this huge flock. The other numerous species found today were black-necked stilt (170) and lesser yellowlegs (168). The willet and semipalmated sandpiper were the first I'd seen at GPFWA this year.


Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH2, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 9:11 AM - 9:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
31 species

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 19
Green-winged Teal 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Sora 1
Black-necked Stilt 20 Exact count;
Long-billed Dowitcher 44 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 9 Exact count;
Solitary Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 1 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count;
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Field Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH3, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 9:57 AM - 10:14 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
16 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Green Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Barn Swallow 2
House Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 5
Indigo Bunting 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 4

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Goose Pond FWA--GP1, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 10:35 AM - 11:03 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
25 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 9
Great Egret 3
Black-necked Stilt 6 Exact count;
Killdeer 1 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;
Chimney Swift 7
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 7
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 3
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 32
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 10
Orchard Oriole 1

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 11:13 AM - 11:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
18 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 8
Northern Shoveler 2
Black-necked Stilt 10 Exact count;
Killdeer 3 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 25 Estimated
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
Tree Swallow 12
House Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 38
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

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US-IN-Linton-1862-1934 S State Road 59 - 38.9954x-87.1800, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 11:41 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; H; North of Goose Pond MPE and east of GP10S
11 species

Mallard 6
Blue-winged Teal 8
Black-necked Stilt 37 Exact count;
Long-billed Dowitcher 3 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 4 Exact count;
Willet 1 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 10 Exact count;
Purple Martin 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Red-winged Blackbird 23
Baltimore Oriole 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 11:59 AM - 4:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; H
62 species

Canada Goose 6
Wood Duck 8
Gadwall 11
American Black Duck 2
Mallard 13
Blue-winged Teal 23
Northern Bobwhite 3
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Great Egret 13
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 28
Black-necked Stilt 34 Exact count;
Killdeer 5 Exact count;
Stilt Sandpiper 1 Exact count; Similar in size to Lesser Yellowlegs, with drooping bill, barring on chest, and greenish legs.
Dunlin 25 Exact count;
Least Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 Exact count; Slightly early. Grayish brown peep with clear breast and short primary projections and black legs.
Short-billed Dowitcher 31 Estimated, based on 15% of a mixed flock of 150 dowitcher. Plus an additional 8.
Long-billed Dowitcher 131 Estimated, based on 85% of a mixed flock of 150 dowitcher. Plus 3 more
Wilson's Snipe 1 Exact count
Spotted Sandpiper 8 Exact count;
Solitary Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 9 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 108 Exact count;
Mourning Dove 2
Great Horned Owl 1
Chimney Swift 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 5
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 6
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 21
Cliff Swallow 3
House Wren 3
Marsh Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 14
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Palm Warbler 13
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 13
Swamp Sparrow 7
Scarlet Tanager 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP6W, Greene County, Indiana, US, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 1:35 PM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
1 species

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Field E, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 1:46 PM - 1:57 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = L
9 species

Canada Goose 44
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 2
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 2
Black-necked Stilt 27 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 2 Exact count;
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 4

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Goose Pond FWA--Field C, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 1:58 PM - 2:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance &#61; A, Water Level &#61; H
16 species

Canada Goose 11
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Black-necked Stilt 23 Exact count;
Dunlin 1 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 10 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 7 Exact count;
Barn Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 1
Carolina Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Song Sparrow 1
Orchard Oriole 1

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Goose Pond FWA--Field B, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 2:18 PM - 2:47 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.53 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
16 species

Canada Goose 22
Gadwall 4
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 57
Blue-winged Teal 110
Green-winged Teal 10
Black-necked Stilt 2 Exact count;
Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Exact count;
Long-billed Dowitcher 5 Exact count;
Spotted Sandpiper 3 Exact count;
Greater Yellowlegs 4 Exact count;
Lesser Yellowlegs 10 Exact count;
Caspian Tern 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 Adult Female;
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP12, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 5:47 PM - 5:53 PM
Protocol: Stationary
4 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 1 Continuing Bird.
Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 1
Red-winged Blackbird 7

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 6:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: Disturbance = A, Water Level = H
13 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 1
Bald Eagle 1 Adult;
Black-necked Stilt 11 exact count
Killdeer 2 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Exact count
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 4

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Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
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Date: 5/2/17 6:23 pm
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Nature Preserve- Summer Tanager
My birding punishment for not being able to work today was a call from Joy at 4:30 letting me know that there was a Summer Tanager at the feeder station.  I hopped in my car and headed over there.  Not seeing anything at the feeder station from outside I decided to walk over to the boardwalk for a different view.  Sure enough, he flew in to partake of the suet log.  I caught him flitting around twice more as I returned, so I went inside the Nature Center for a better view through the looking glass. I waited from 5:00-6:30 with no other appearances.  Hopefully he will decide to spend the night and be there tomorrow.  I did however enjoy watching my FOY Brown Thrasher.  Gates are open from 9-5.  Building is open from 11:00am-4:00pm.  We walk for birds at 9:30am each Wednesday.  Wear your boots.
Loyce FandreiHighland
 

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Date: 5/2/17 6:06 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Free shorebird hike offered at GPFWA May 9 (no sightings)
On May 9 at 1:00 PM you're invited to meet up with DNR nongame bird biologist Allisyn Gillet and I to see some shorebirds at Goose Pond FWA. All birders are welcome, beginner to advanced. We'll have loaner binoculars if needed, and we'll share our spotting scopes if you don't have your own. Space is limited. You can learn more and sign up by following the below link:


http://www.in.gov/activecalendar_dnr/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=13387&information_id=29808&type=&syndicate=syndicate

Amy Kearns
Assistant Biologist
Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Mitchell
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Date: 5/2/17 6:04 pm
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, May 2, 2017 Prairie Warbler



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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
May 2, 2017 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
67 species

Canada Goose 22
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 27
Blue-winged Teal 6
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 4
Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
American Coot 4
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 4
White-eyed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 4
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 27
Tree Swallow 45
Barn Swallow 25
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 6
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 22
Gray Catbird 17
European Starling 3
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 38
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 47
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 8
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 15
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 4

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Date: 5/2/17 2:52 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gpfwa black-bellied whistling-duck yes
The BBWD is in Gp12, visible from 1400W. Sitting on a muskrat hut with a bunch of turtles. Pretty much in the exact location and doing the exact thing that it was when it was originally reported on Friday by Brian Cunningham et.al.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

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Date: 5/2/17 1:42 pm
From: Leland Shaum <sleepyck...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] LaPorte Co. Smith's Longspurs. Willet and White-rumped Sandpiper at Kankakee FWA
Today Neal Miller, my son Thaddaeus and I went to check out John Kendall's
Smith Longspur spot (saw over 60, Thanks John!), and then went to CR2100 on
the LaPorte side of Kankakee FWA. In the western-most puddle we found four
White-rumped Sandpipers, three Least Sandpipers, one Semipalmated Sandpiper,
and a Willet flew in while we were there. This was about 1:15 PM. Most of
the birds were photographed. Full lists and photos will be on e-bird.



Leland Shaum,

Goshen, IN


 

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Date: 5/2/17 1:39 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront, Willets and Orange-crowned Warblers
Dunes State Park Lakewatch:

Willets- flocks of 2+60+8+10
Common Terns-3

Stagecoach rd.

Willets-2
Cape may Warbler-1
Nashville Warbler-4

Beverly Shores and Furnessville:
Look for the Oak trees

Orange-crowned Warbler-14
Black-throated Blue Warbler-1 male
Black and White Warbler-4
American Redstart-4 males
Nashville Warbler-7
Ovenbird-4
Northern and Louisiana Waterthrush
Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers
Hooded Warbler-2
Blue-winged Warbler-3
Black-throated Green Warbler-2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet-20
All species of thrush were seen.

Dead end road off Hwy.20:
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.6140565,-87.1067666,279m/data=!3m1!1e3

Clay-colored Sparrow-1


Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/2/17 10:10 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Little Blue Heron
I found a Little Blue Heron adult this morning at Muscatatuck NWR, photo
on my Flickr site...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/34368491976

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 5/2/17 8:51 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gpfwa Willet
There is a Willet north of SR 59, north of the north end of MPE (where old barn used to be). Right near the "no passing zone" sign. Just NE of check in stand. I'm not sure yet which unit this is... It is with a bunch of black-necked stilts right next to the highway.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Gary Langell, Ellettsville

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Date: 5/2/17 8:13 am
From: David Crouch <nighthawk...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Llttle Blue Heron
There was a An adult Little Blue Heron at McDonald marsh north Muscatatuck N WR at 10:50 am today. Still there at 11:10,

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Date: 5/2/17 5:10 am
From: Chuck Mills <ccmills...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson County Big May day count.
Hello All,



The Gibson County Big May Day count will be held on May 13, 2017.

This has been the top count in the state the past three years. If you would
like to help

please let me know within the next few days.



Chuck Mills

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Date: 5/1/17 6:02 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen SUTA; Eagle Marsh SACR-- May 1, 2017
Before an all-day appointment, I checked the end of Rosewood Drive (southwest Allen County) and found my FOS Summer Tanager.  It was calling emphatically right above me, and just as I exited my vehicle to get on it, the bird bolted to chase another bird of similar size and shape, possibly another tanager.  The only other migrant I heard at this quick stop was a singing Ovenbird.
After my appointment, I checked the Eagle Marsh mitigation area and found a Sandhill Crane foraging there.  This species is unusual here after its early migration period, and it's fun to think of breeding possibilities somewhere nearby.  The only other highlights were Blue-winged Teal (20+) and Solitary Sandpiper (2).
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 5/1/17 4:47 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] LBDO's at Pierce Rd.
I made a swing through some LaPorte Co. shorebird sites and Dunes SP, including the Longshore Survey.
In addition to 7 warbler species behind the nature center, there were 19 Long-billed Dowitchers at Pierce Rd. In LaPorte Co.

John Kendall
Warsaw

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Date: 5/1/17 1:49 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR
Photographed my first Green Heron of the season today...

www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
 

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Date: 5/1/17 1:15 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine Vigo, LB Dowitchers
Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
May 1, 2017 1:20 PM - 2:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Felling Ave. to check north end of Tabortown Lake, then Tabortown Rd south to Swalls Driver, east to Clay Co. Line, checking flooded areas next to marsh, and lakes and fields. Day after 2 days of heavy rain. Chilly because of strong wind from south (15-20 mph), with 55 deg F, clouds.
26 species

Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 12
Northern Shoveler 1
Double-crested Cormorant 28 7 at north end of Tabortown Lake, 21 on south side of Swalls on pond with eagle nest
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 2
Bald Eagle 1 adult in flight
American Coot 3
Long-billed Dowitcher 26 two flocks in flooded pond, west side of marsh, close to road on north side of Swalls. Dark ruddy underparts from upper breast to belly, contrasting with paler head and chin. Photos show various field marks: densely spotted throat, barring all along sides, white fringes on black back feathers. Birds were alert when photographed, not feeding (the arched versus flat back is shown when feeding). With Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 15
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 25
Barn Swallow 5
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Common Grackle 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36461127

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Date: 5/1/17 12:10 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long Shore Survey, Indiana Dunes State Park.
Exciting count with many new species for the spring. Swallows and Swifts
were flying west all day. Many got by the counters.
Link to today's list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36459770



Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 5/1/17 12:06 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Versailles SP, Home
Versailles SP, Ripley, Indiana, US
May 1, 2017 6:37 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: 2.5 miles walking. When I left in the dark at 5:30 AM it was pouring down buckets of rain. I went ahead anyway for a beautiful morning of Birding.

66 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 9
Wild Turkey 1
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 5
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 11
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 7
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 2
Swainson's Thrush 7
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 16
American Robin 32
Gray Catbird 5
Brown Thrasher 6
Ovenbird 7
Worm-eating Warbler 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Prothonotary Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 11
Nashville Warbler 2
Kentucky Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
Hooded Warbler 9
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 2
Cerulean Warbler 3
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 19
Yellow-throated Warbler 3
Prairie Warbler 4
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Chipping Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 16
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Baltimore Oriole 9
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36453805

HOME-US-IN-Sunman-22883 Mockingbird Lane - 39.2007x-84.9998, Dearborn, Indiana, US
May 1, 2017 12:04 PM - 12:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
12 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36459434

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Bob Decker

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Date: 5/1/17 11:04 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] FW: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, May 1, 2017
Finally had a good day of migration in the West Lafayette area. 52 species is perhaps modest, but we did not have the normal array of wetland birds that we typically get at Celery Bog. I had numerous first-of-the-season birds, including Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Veery and Swainson's Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler and Prairie Warbler (the last is unusual for our area). The warbler numbers were dominated by Yellow-rumps, but I enjoyed a larger than normal number of Palm Warblers, including some singing.

Barny
<Misner13...>

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To: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, May 1, 2017

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US May 1, 2017 7:50 AM - 9:15 AM
52 species

Canada Goose 8
Mallard 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Sora 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Forster's Tern 1
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 10
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 6
Tree Swallow 53
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 13
Yellow-rumped Warbler 49
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 7
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36458067

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Date: 4/30/17 6:45 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax Willets; SW Monroe Co Indigo Buntings, RB Grosbeaks, more
Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 30, 2017
37 species

Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 16
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 7 (4 adults; 3 young visible in nest on porch)
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 22 (17 males and 5 females)
Indigo Bunting 2 (males; one without tail feathers)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 29, 2017 9:10 PM

Eastern Whip-poor-will 1 (to the east)
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Harrodsburg, IN, 37-overpass, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 29, 2017

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
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Fairfax State Recreation Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 29, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: with Jack Haddan
29 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 4
Blue-winged Teal 22
Northern Shoveler 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Willet 2
Forster's Tern 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 1
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 3
House Finch 1
House Sparrow 1
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 27, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
4 species

Solitary Sandpiper 1 (on lower pond)
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4

View this checklist and photos of sandpiper online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36433277
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Apr 26, 2017
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Canada Goose 4 (parents + 2 goslings)
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Date: 4/30/17 5:48 pm
From: Clint Maddox <clint.maddox1963...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds
Hello Birders.

Despite the sketchy weather, our yard yielded some nice birds this
morning. We had six warbler species and a steady flow of RB Grosbeaks at
the feeders.

Yellow Warbler
YR Warbler
B&W Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
C. Yellowthroat
RB Grosbeak- 9 in view at one time. Several coming and going.
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Red bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Chimney Swift
House Finch
BH Cowbird
Starling
Blue Heron- flyover
Brown Thrasher
Cardinal
Tufted Titmouse
C. Chickadee
WB Nuthatch
Goldfinch
Eastern Bluebird
C. Grackle
Turkey Vulture
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Crow

Clint Maddox
Putnam Co.

 

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Date: 4/30/17 4:35 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Correction on Longspur field location
1900 S./500 w.

 

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Date: 4/30/17 4:32 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] LaPorte Co. areas: Long-billed Dowitcher fiesta, Lapland Longspurs
I started south of Shamrock Sod Farm in heavy rain, looped down to Kankakee FWA and back up through Kingsbury and Pierce Rd.
There were good numbers of Golden-plovers, Pipits, Pectorals and both Longspur species the "Smith's Longspur Field" in the rain and 24 Long-billed Dowitchers at Kankakee FWA.  As predicted, heavy rains flooded shorebirds out of Kingsbury and the St. Joe Co. side of Pierce Rd. to mostly hidden locations.  I think Kankakee FWA will be very good (again) for shorebirds all week.

Smith's Longspur area (1400 S./500 W.) LaPorte Co.:
American Golden Plover-12
Pectoral Sandpiper-65
Killdeer-4
Lapland Longspur-47 (NW side of intersection) photos
Smith's Longspur-40+  (e. of intersection 1/4 mile)
American Pipit-12  1/2 mile west-look for puddles in general area
Horned Lark-9
Savannah Sparrow- 24 further east on north side in taller grass
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36435892

Kankakee FWA LaPorte side along 2100 S.
American Golden-Plover-91 many in alternate plumage photos
Long-billed Dowitcher-24 largest flock I have seen since maybe 4/27/08
full checklist     http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36436124

Kingsbury FWA
White-eyed Vireo-1
Baltimore Oriole-1

Pierce Rd. LaPorte side (has water again and shorebirds)
Greater Yellowlegs-20
Lesser Yellowlegs-35
Pectoral SP-20
Also, Brewer's Blackbirds (2) again today along road towards St. Joe in puddle

Pierce Rd. St. Joe:
Greater Yellowlegs-4
Lesser Yellowlegs-12

John Kendall
Warsaw
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Date: 4/30/17 3:20 pm
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bicentennial Woods 4/29, Dustin Preserve 4/29, Franke Park 4/30
After making an early morning, groggy radar analysis Saturday and deciding that the Stockbridge Field Trip would be a wash out, I went back to sleep.  After waking up a few hours later and seeing that most, if not all, of the rain kept pretty much south, my son and I headed slightly north to Bicentennial Woods.  With a brief stop at Dustin (gate was open).  The highlights.....
Rose Breasted Grosbeak 1 (female) FOYBaltimore Oriole 3 FOYWarbling Vireo 1Eastern Phoebe 1 Yellow-Rumped Warbler 6Louisiana Waterthrush 2 - Nice looks by the creek. Yellow-Throated Warbler 1 -  Came down low enough for some good looks. Black-Throated Green Warbler 1 - FOY heardBarred Owl 2 - Making calls as if one was coming back to the nest.  Jacob thought he heard the youngsters as well.  Saw 1 with really good looks until some Blue Jays mobbed it.  Couldn't see the nest, but it was right at the end of the creek trail on the south side of the creek. Blue Winged Warbler 1 - FOY At Dustin, up by the ACRES building.

Franke Park this morning in between rain showers.  Some FOYs and highlights to add to John's previous post.....
Ovenbird 1 - FOY heard distantNorthern Waterthrush 1 - FOY silent bird by the frog pondNashville Warbler 3 - FOYWood Thrush 3 - FOY Heard and saw 1 singingWhite-eyed Vireo 1 - FOY (Thanks John)Blue-headed Vireo 1 - FOY (Ditto)Ruddy Duck 10 - Shoaff LakeSpotted Sandpiper 1 - FOYSolitary Sandpiper 1 Indigo Bunting 1 - FOY Field by the BMX lot
and thanks to John again for the American Bittern post, we headed back briefly and found it by the frog pond right where John left it.  First time laying eyes on a American Bittern.  I have heard one before, but after finally seeing one, its hard to believe they can thunder pump like they do.  
Phil and Jacob WixomFort Wayne      

 

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Date: 4/30/17 2:41 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison - Purple Finch, good mix of warblers
A handful of people ignored the radar map and joined me on a bird walk at Fort Harrison State Park on the morning of April 30. It turned out to be a fine morning with the rain never materializing. The walk started with great looks at both Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Black-and-White Warbler. A Blue-winged Warbler at the Delaware Lake parking lot was cooperative on our way to Walnut Plantation and on our way back from the plantation. It mostly sang versions of its dawn/dusk song which is very unusual since it was neither dawn or dusk. Another highlight was Roy spotting a juv Broad-winged Hawk and having it sail low and slow overhead while I described field marks. I was quite happy to see a male Indigo Bunting as I had not heard or seen one at the park yet this year. Presumably all five finches that flew from a tree were Purple Finches but we only confirmed two as Purple before they departed.
Very unusual, was a heard-only Northern Waterthrush in Autumn Olive at the east end of Walnut Plantation. It called once and sang a classic song twice. On the way out of the park a Great Egret was foraging in the pond. Not unusual since a small number nest at Fort Harrison but apparently I missed the bird the week before at the same spot per a comment from Roy. My complete list, starting at 7:30am, is below. 
Canada Goose  6
Mallard  1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  8
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  6
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
House Wren  5
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  15
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
Wood Thrush  4
American Robin  18
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  7
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Tennessee Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Northern Parula  3
Yellow Warbler  7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  9
Yellow-throated Warbler  5
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  10
Field Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  3
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  6
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  22
Baltimore Oriole  5
House Finch  1
Purple Finch  2
American Goldfinch  20
House Sparrow  2
There will be a bird walk each Sunday morning through the month of May at Fort Harrison State Park. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot. 
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 4/30/17 2:35 pm
From: <tatms...> <tatms...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bobolinks , Dubois county
100 at least, bobolinks at the Huntingburg Airport.

Theresia Schwinghammer
Dubois county

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Date: 4/30/17 2:17 pm
From: Mag <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge field trip Franke Park April 29
Six birders spent 2.5 hours on a cold, rainy, gloomy April day "enjoying" a rather successful field trip to Franke Park in Fort Wayne. 
Canada goose 12; wood duck 1; mallard 28; pied-billed grebe 1; great blue hero 2; spotted sandpiper 1; mourning dove 1; belted kingfisher 1; red-bellied woodpecker 3; downy woodpecker 2; northern flicker 1; Eastern phoebe 1; blue jay 12 (this seems low); American crow 1; rough-winged swallow 20; barn swallow 1; Carolina chickadee 2; tufted titmouse 1; white-breasted nuthatch 1; house wren 3; Carolina wren 2; blue-gray gnatcatcher 4; ruby-crowned kinglet 4; Eastern bluebird 2; wood thrush 1; American robin 7; gray catbird 3; brown thrasher 1; Nashville warbler 2; Common yellowthroat 1; northern parula 4; chipping sparrow 1; white-throated sparrow 5; northern cardinal 4; red-winged blackbird 6; common grackle 1; brown-headed cowbird 2 (one with small white egg in its beak); American goldfinch 3; house sparrow 1. 
 (This is my first post ever to In-Bird so bear with me if I do something wrong).
 

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Date: 4/30/17 1:57 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Laughing Gull, Michigan City Harbor.
An adult Laughing Gull was on the beach very early this morning. It flew a
half mile out on the lake to investigate the Caspian Tern feeding frenzy.
And then came back to the breakwall at Nipsco beach where it sat with 11
Willets.


Brendan Grube

 

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Date: 4/30/17 1:16 pm
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Warrick County Ruff (Reeve) and others
Chris Newman found a female Ruff on Telephone Road in Warrick County while we were all watching
the female Wilson's Phalarope there. If flew and could not be relocated. It is likely still in the area
however with the inclement weather.

At least 22 Willets were at the Bluegrass location that has been reported. Also there were two
White-rumped Sandpipers and a number of dowitchers.

At Granger Cemetery just north pf Bluegrass there was a male Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Gary Bowman

 

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Date: 4/30/17 12:59 pm
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 4/30/17 - AMAV - Miller Beach
There is currently an American avocet at Miller Beach in Lake County. Just west of the concession stand. Still present as of 2:55 local time.

Matt Kalwasinski

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Date: 4/30/17 12:57 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park - American Bittern
    Since I was not able to join the Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Franke Park yesterday, I decided to venture out there on my own this morning. Though it was raining for about half of my walk, there was still quite a bit of bird activity, and managed to find 39 species.. Though my main objective for going out this morning was adding some warblers to my annual list, I was only able to find three species, though two of them were annuals for me. Another interesting thing that I saw was a "flock" of three Northern Flickers that flew overhead and landed on the trunk of a nearby tree. With all three birds perched within a foot of each other, they all started some strange sort of display, where they'd throw their heads and bodies back and call loudly together. They'd then just stare straight up  into the air for a few seconds, and then start calling again.   On my second pass along the south side of the frog pond, I flushed what I was pretty sure was an American Bittern. It was a good sized brown bird, flying directly away from me, and I thought I'd seen dark flight feathers, But I couldn't get a definite ID because I was looking through too much brush. About an hour later, It flushed again, this time from the west end of the pond. That time, I had an unobstructed view, and was able to follow it in my binoculars as it flew across the pond and landed high in a tree along the road. I was able to see the streaking on the underside, the darker lateral line along the neck, and the two-toned wings with dark flight feathers.   Also of note: I noted early on in my walk, that I now have hole in my right rubber boot!
My list:
Canada Goose  44
Mallard  12
Blue-winged Teal  16
AMERICAN BITTERN  1    FOY - seen twice along the frog pond
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  3    All three together on the north end of the property
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  5
Eastern Phoebe  1
White-eyed Vireo  1    FOY
Yellow-throated Vireo  1    FOY
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  11
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  5
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Wood Thrush  4    FOY
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  4
Brown Thrasher  1
Nashville Warbler  1    FOY
Yellow Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  2    FOY
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  9
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  7
John WinebrennerFort Wayne


 

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Date: 4/30/17 12:51 pm
From: Haddan, John T <jhaddan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Summer Tanager, North Lawrence Co.
Heard it early this morning and the bird has continued to vocalize all day moving around in the tops of trees. After some effort I got a good look with binoculars.

 

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Date: 4/30/17 12:25 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island-- April 30 Noon
With some success this morning and hoping to add to today's annual list , I decided to eat my lunch at Fox Island County Park.  I ambled around the nature buildings and then took a slow stroll down the main trail to the north arc of the Tree Trail, where I found it fairly lively, albeit mostly with Palms and butterbutts.  The outing was enough, though, to get my warbler species list up to double digits for the day, the first time that's happened for me this year.  Highlights:

Wood Duck- 1
Barred Owl- 1 on nest
Red-headed Woodpecker- 1 calling east of main trail
Great Crested Flycatcher- 2+; very vocal; my FOS
White-eyed Vireo- 1 singing at main gate
Blue-headed Vireo- 1
Warbling Vireo- 3
House Wren- numerous
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet- 1
Wood Thrush- 3 singing; my FOS
Gray Catbird- 2
Ovenbird- 1 singing
Northern Waterthrush- 2; one singing north of Nature Center; one singing west of main trail; my FOS
Northern Parula- 1 singing
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing
Palm Warbler- 4+; much singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 20+; much singing
Yellow-throated Warbler- 2.  One bird singing along the main trail was at eye level and so close I couldn't focus on it with my binoculars.  At one point it dropped down to the trail at my feet!  But then, apparently realizing its faux pas regarding invading my personal space, it retreated a bit to where I could get some great looks with my bins.
Eastern Towhee- 2
White-throated Sparrow- 3
Scarlet Tanager- 1 female.  I don't usually get a female before a male, but this was my FOS.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- 7; three differently plumaged males and two females at the feeders; two others singing on my walk.  Feeder watcher, Nathan, reported NINE at once before I arrived.
Baltimore Oriole- 1 singing.  Nathan had two males at once on feeders.

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 4/30/17 12:07 pm
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday April 30,2017
Sunday morning bird walk tallied 107 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Sora
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Blue-winged Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 4/30/17 11:18 am
From: Vicky Foltz <vfoltz655...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
Katherine,
I am in Ft. Wayne, and some years I see them and sometimes I don't. But
it's always a joy when I do.
Vicky Foltz

On Apr 30, 2017 12:31 PM, "Katherine Smith" <katherinev.smith...>
wrote:

> Hi
> I'm not a birder, just an appreciator, and joined the list just today
> because I've been vaguely aware that it's a place where people talk to each
> other about bird sightings in the area. Am I right?
>
> Anyway, my motivation to join is that I had Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my
> backyard feeder this morning, and I've not seen them before. Looking at my
> birdbooks, it seems that we're a bit south of their breeding area, so I'm
> thinkiing they're passing through. There are quite a few--I've seen as
> many as 4 males at one time, and a couple of females. It's a real pleasure
> to see them.
>
> Kate Smith
> 600 North and Morristown Road in Shelby County, Indiana
> <katherinev.smith...>
>

 

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Date: 4/30/17 9:31 am
From: Katherine Smith <katherinev.smith...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
Hi
I'm not a birder, just an appreciator, and joined the list just today
because I've been vaguely aware that it's a place where people talk to each
other about bird sightings in the area. Am I right?

Anyway, my motivation to join is that I had Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at my
backyard feeder this morning, and I've not seen them before. Looking at my
birdbooks, it seems that we're a bit south of their breeding area, so I'm
thinkiing they're passing through. There are quite a few--I've seen as
many as 4 males at one time, and a couple of females. It's a real pleasure
to see them.

Kate Smith
600 North and Morristown Road in Shelby County, Indiana
<katherinev.smith...>

 

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Date: 4/30/17 7:31 am
From: Loyce Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 2 Backyard FOY birds
Yesterday I saw a bird flitting around in the shrubs at the back of my yard. I assumed it was one of the House Wrens in my yard, but got the binoculars anyway. Turned out to be a male Common Yellowthroat. FOY and a new yard bird sighting for me. Later a FOY Catbird.

Loyce Fandrei
Highland

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/30/17 7:26 am
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen Annuals-- April 30, 2017 AM
Feeling rather caffeine-deprived after having avoided it for a couple of days, I made a bee-line for the coffee shop on this early Sunday morning, returning home then by a more convoluted route so I could try for some annuals.  I had some modest success.  I noticed that all the Ruddy Ducks were gone, so this nocturnal migrant was able to slip away between storms last night, while other species also apparently moved, allowing me to tick some new arrivals.  Highlights:

Sleepy Hollow Lane:
OVENBIRD- 1 singing; my FOS
Northern Parula- 1 singing
Black-throated Green- 1 singing
White-throated Sparrow- 20+; much singing and calling
White-crowned Sparrow- 1 singing

Rosewood and Edgebrook Drives:
Red-headed Woodpecker- 1
Gray Catbird- 1 singing
NASHVILLE WARBLER- 1 singing; my FOS
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1 singing

Engle Road marshy pools and Serv-All Ponds:
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER- 1; called "churee!" a couple of times when it flushed; my FOS
Spotted Sandpiper- 2
Solitary Sandpiper- 1
Lesser Yellowlegs- 1
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER- 1; at first, assumed this species by date and grapefruit-shaped body, but it called as it flushed, removing all doubt; my FOS
Common Yellowthroat- 2 singing
Yellow Warbler- 2 singing

Engle Road pull-off at Eagle Marsh mitigation site:
Blue-winged Teal- 25+
Northern Shoveler- 3
Solitary Sandpiper- 8
Lesser Yellowlegs- 5
LEAST SANDPIPER- 3; my FOS
Warbling Vireo- 2 singing
Brown Thrasher- 1 singing
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing
ORCHARD ORIOLE- 1 singing east of pull-off; my FOS
Baltimore Oriole- 1 singing east of OROR on opposite side of Engle

Eagle Marsh pump road overlook:
Brown Thrasher- 1 singing
Yellow Warbler- 2; singing; calling
Rusty Blackbird- 2+ calling

Eagle Marsh west end:
Blue-winged Teal- 15+
Northern Shoveler- 2
Double-crested Cormorant- 2
Bald Eagle- 1 adult

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 4/29/17 7:30 pm
From: Jeremy Ross <jeremy.ross...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black bellied whistling duck - GP 12
I was almost to the Elnora exit when I caught wind of a single BBWD at GP through a Facebook rare bird page posting by Amy Hodson I shortly and pretty easily found the single duck, basically all alone, except for the few geese, in GP 12 resting on a muskrat mound.

Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, Indiana
 

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Date: 4/29/17 5:20 pm
From: Terry Wise <terrylwise1...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] sw daviess co. hummingbird and rose breasted grosbeak
foy ruby throated hummingbird thursday morning - male
foy rose breasted grosbeak saturday afternoon - female

--
Terry L. Wise, LHM
TerryLWise.com

 

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Date: 4/29/17 4:56 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island, Allen County
Cynthia and I taught a class on birds for Indiana Master Naturalists at Fox Island County Park today, followed by a brief field trip during a lull in the light rain. Some of the numbers are recollections later on. As we were wrapping things up, park naturalist Jeff Ormiston asked us if we wanted to see a Barred Owl nest -- nobody demurred. We found the bird with tail feathers sticking out of its cavity, looking back over its shoulder with one brown eye showing.


Fox Island County Park, Allen, Indiana, US
Apr 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: 55 F, persistent light rain
18 species

Mourning Dove 2
Barred Owl 1 FOY
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1 FOY
White-throated Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 1 FOY
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 FOY
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36404852

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


 

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Date: 4/29/17 4:34 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh Area-- April 29, 2017 PM
After supper and a quick errand, I re-checked the west end of Eagle Marsh and found the raft of 15+ Ruddy Ducks still present.  The only other highlights were nine Great Egrets huddled together in the cattails south of the Boy Scout lot and a male American Kestrel hunting from the high tension wires.  I then re-checked Serv-All Ponds and found that the raft of 18 Ruddy Ducks were still there, as well.
Rodger RangFort Wayne
 

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Date: 4/29/17 3:24 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind (29-Apr-2017)
Today (29-Apr-2017) Matthew Beatty, John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded several NW Indiana sites.

It was a tough day for birding. Throughout the morning the temperature lingered at 48 degrees and a 15+ knot NE wind rendered it uncomfortably cool. Rain began at noon and continued thereafter. Despite the weather we found some good birds, including White-winged Scoter, Black-necked Stilt, Long-billed Dowitcher, and Brewer’s Blackbird.

—VISITOR CENTER
Peregrine Falcon,1 immature
Wood Thrush,1 singing

—McCOOL BASIN (no sign of yesterday’s phalaropes)
Sora,5
Lesser Yellowlegs,12
Solitary Sandpiper,1
Pectoral Sandpiper,3
Long-billed Dowitcher,1
Warbling Vireo,1 singing

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
White-winged Scoter,1
Red-breasted Merganser,13
Ring-billed Gull,20
Herring Gull,15
Caspian Tern,127 (perched on the beach & breakwall)

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES
Blue-winged Teal,1
Green-winged Teal,2
Double-crested Cormorant,15 flybys
Great Blue Heron,2
Great Egret,1
Sora,1 called
Virginia Rail,1 called
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Orange-crowned Warbler,1
Hooded Warbler,1 male
Yellow Warbler,2
Yellow-rumped Warbler,8
Eastern Towhee,3
Swamp Sparrow,3

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES
Gadwall,1
American Wigeon,2
Great Egret,6
Red-shouldered Hawk,1 adult
Red-headed Woodpecker,4
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,5
Brown Thrasher,1
House Wren,1
Black-and-white Warbler,1
Common Yellowthroat,1 singing
Yellow-rumped Warbler,2
Swamp Sparrow,2

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES
Hooded Merganser,1
Wood Duck,1
Great Egret,2
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,1
Northern Flicker,1
Tree Swallow,60
Barn Swallow,2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
House Finch,2

—GRANT STREET WETLAND (Matt Departed)
Trumpeter Swan,1
Ruddy Duck,11
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Great Blue Heron,21
Great Egret,2
Osprey,1
Bald Eagle,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1
American Coot,6
Lesser Yellowlegs,6 flybys
Tree Swallow,30
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,10
Barn Swallow,2
Nashville Warbler,1 singing
Yellow Warbler,2 singing

—DUNES STATE PARK
Red-headed Woodpecker,3
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Phoebe,1
Red-breasted Nuthatch,1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet,2
Blue-gray Gantcatcher,2
Palm Warbler,2
Pine Warbler,1 female
Yellow-rumped Warbler,6
Chipping Sparrow,8
House Finch,2

—KINGSBURY FWA
Canada Goose,4- 2 adults & 2 downy chicks
Northern Shoveler,2
Blue-winged Teal,50
Green-winged Teal,22
Lesser Scaup,1
Wild Turkey,3
Turkey Vulture,3
Osprey,1 on the nest
Bald Eagle,2 adult * 3rd-cycle
Sandhill,Crane,2
Black-necked Stilt,3
Greater Yellowlegs,2
Lesser Yellowlegs,112
Solitary Sandpiper,8
Least Sandpiper,2
Pectoral Sandpiper,46
Pileated Woodpecker,2
White-eyed Vireo,1 singing
Tree Swallow,40
Barn Swallow,6
Marsh Wren,1 singing
Eastern Bluebird,1
Gray Catbird,2
Common Yellowthroat,3
Yellow Warbler,6
Eastern Towhee,2
Field Sparrow,1
Song Sparrow,10
Swamp Sparrow,2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1 call note

—SOUTHERN LAPORTE CO (along road from Kingsbury to Pierce Rd)
Wild Turkey,7
Lesser Yellowlegs,2
Solitary Sandpiper,2
Pectoral Sanspiper,8
Brewer’s Blackbird,2 pair

—PIERCE ROAD WETLAND
American Wigeon,4
Mute Swan,1 adult on nest
Northern Shoveler,2
Pied-billed Grebe,1
American Coot,4
Greater Yellowlegs,1
Lesser Yellowlegs,37
Solitary Sandpiper,84
Pectoral Sandpiper,3
Wilson’s Snipe,2
Tree Swallow,120
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,6

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 4/29/17 3:15 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Willet and Wilson's Phalarope at Wakarusa
One Wilson's Phalarope (fem) and Willet still present 6pm. East end of first impoundment.

----- Original Message -----
From: Leland Shaum <sleepyck...>
To: <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:58:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Willet and Wilson's Phalarope at Wakarusa

This evening at about 6:40 Thaddaeus and I found a Willet and two Wilson's
Phalaropes at Wakarusa Wastewater that had been reported by Kyle Miller and
Darren Yutzy. We were able to photograph one of the phalaropes and the
Willet.



We were also able to find two Long-billed Dowitchers at the Pierce Road
wetlands (St. Joe Co.) That had been reported by Bob Huguenard.



Leland Shaum

Goshen, IN


--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 4/29/17 2:05 pm
From: Rodger Rang <rrang...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Allen YHBL Report-- April 29
Feeling under the weather for several days, I slept late again today but eventually got out to do some birding by (mostly) vehicle.  One of my stops was Fox Island, where I noted my FOS Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the feeding station.  It was also here where I received a call from Frannie Headings, who had just seen a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at her daughter's home near the intersection of Homestead and Ernst Roads.  The bird made only one quick visit to the feeders before disappearing, but the homeowners, Barb Derr and Katie, also reported seeing the bird yesterday, again for only one brief visit.  I wasn't able to find it a bit later in my feeble survey of the surrounding areas.

Otherwise during my brief excursion, I had few highlights, the following probably the most notable:

Serv-All Ponds:
American Wigeon- 2
Ruddy Duck- 18
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Lesser Yellowlegs- 1
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing

Eagle Marsh mitigation site:
Wood Duck- 1
Blue-winged Teal- 9
Solitary Sandpiper- 4
Lesser Yellowlegs- 15
Brown Thrasher- 1 singing

Eagle Marsh west end:
Ruddy Duck- 15+; maybe the same flock I had at Serv-All
Bald Eagle- 2 adults perched together on a snag
Yellow Warbler- 1 singing
White-crowned Sparrow- 1 singing

Homestead, Branning, Amber Roads:
Wood Duck- 1
Spotted Sandpiper- 1
Solitary Sandpiper- 1
Lesser Yellowlegs- 7

Small wetland north of Lafayette Meadows Elementary School:
Pied-billed Grebe- 1; calls
Sora- 1; whinny
Solitary Sandpiper- 1; calls
Eastern Meadowlark- 1 singing

Rodger Rang
Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 4/29/17 8:43 am
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 4/28 Dunes SP/Cowles Bog/McCool & Kankakee River areas - Long-billed Dowitchers, Wilson's Phlaropes, B-N Stilts
I started yesterday out near Shamrock Sod Farm and southwestern LaPorte Co, then on to the Bird Observation Tower at Dunes SP,  Cowles Bog, McCool and then east through Kingsbury and Pierce Rd. marshes.

Highlights were the 6 beautiful Wilson's Phalaropes at McCool found by Matt Beatty and 8 Long-billed Dowitchers at 3 Kankakee river area locations and continuing Smith's Longspurs and Black-necked Stilts, along with seeing all the regular swallow species.

Photos of the Phalaropes and Dowitchers are at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/

Flooded field -LaPorte Co. 1400 S. just south of old Shamrock Sod Farm:

N. Shoveler-4
Blue-winged Teal-6
Green-winged Teal-4
Long-billed Dowitcher -2
Lesser Yellowlegs-14
Greater yellowlegs-4
Pectoral SP-16
Wilson's Snipe-2
Killdeer-2
Sora-6 calling in early am

LaPorte 1900 S./ 1/4 mile E. of 50 W.
Smith's Longspur-40
Savannah Sparrow-10

Kankakee FWA LaPorte:
Pectoral SP-24
Lesser Yellowlegs-7
Solitary SP-2
Greater Yellowlegs-3
Wilson's Snipe-3

Dunes SP Hawk Watch w/Brendan Grube and Don Gorney part of time I was there
count per Brendan
Osprey-4
Harrier-4
Peregrine-1
Sharp-shinned-5

Cowles Bog:
American Woodcock-1
Solitary SP-1
E. Bluebird-4
White-crowned Sparrow-3
House Wren-1
Pied-billed Grebe-2
unk, duck-1

McCool:
Lesser Yellowlegs-8
Greater Yellowlegs-2
Solitary SP-2
Wilson's Phalarope-6
Sora-3
Virginia Rail-1 flushed walking in back of marsh

Kingsbury FWA:
American Coot-8
Green-winged Teal-24
Blue-winged Teal-12
Mallard-8
Black-necked Stilt-2
Long-billed Dowitcher-1
Dunlin-1
Lesser Yellowlegs-41
Greater Yellowlegs-10
Pectoral SP-30+
Killdeer-2
Solitary SP-5
Spotted SP-4
Cliff Swallow-1
Bank Swallow-2
Tree Swallow-100+
Purple Martin-1
N. Rough-winged Swallow-6

Pierce Rd. St. Joe Co. side:
American Wigeon-5 continuing
Blue-winged Teal-8
Green-winged Teal-7
Mallard-7
Lesser Yellowlegs-88
Greater Yellowlegs-20
Pectoral SP-23
Long-billed Dowitcher-5

John Kendall
Warsaw




 

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