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9/23/20 8:17 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
9/22/20 7:41 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chain O' Lakes S.P.
9/21/20 7:56 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] R.b. Nuthatch
9/20/20 8:00 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park, Allen County Park
9/20/20 2:01 pm john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purdue Wildlife Area, Sep 20, 2020 Lincolin's Sparrow
9/20/20 7:13 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Warbler morning et al.
9/20/20 6:55 am Tom and Ann <annntom...> [IN-BIRD-L] 9-19-20 Lamb Lake
9/19/20 1:37 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park, Allen County
9/18/20 5:53 pm Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island/ Allen County
9/18/20 8:57 am Dan Weber <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Canada warbler, and others
9/17/20 1:21 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch 17-Sep-20. Sabine’s Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, and Black-bellied Plover
9/16/20 8:13 am Martha Crouch <marticrouch...> [IN-BIRD-L] Canada warbler, and others
9/16/20 8:12 am Lucas Wilson <lucas.wilson489...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Connecticut Warbler
9/16/20 7:10 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] RBGB
9/16/20 6:57 am Jess Gwinn <jagmo...> [IN-BIRD-L] wavelet
9/15/20 2:15 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red breasted nuthatch
9/14/20 7:24 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Lake, Huntington and Wabash Counties
9/12/20 8:16 am Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch/ Whitley County
9/11/20 6:38 pm Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...> [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie, Huntington/Wabash Counties
9/10/20 4:38 pm suridgeco <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Miller Beach: a jaeger fest
9/10/20 2:34 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Miller Beach: a jaeger fest
9/9/20 6:04 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nuthatch
9/7/20 7:17 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Potato Creek State Park
9/6/20 5:52 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Lake, Huntington and Wabash Counties
9/6/20 5:26 pm jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: (no subject)
9/6/20 5:13 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Fort Wayne,
9/6/20 1:47 pm Bob Kissel <bluesdoc...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
9/6/20 1:35 pm Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
9/6/20 12:46 pm Jess Gwinn <jagmo...> [IN-BIRD-L] RE: [B-BIRDS-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
9/6/20 12:17 pm Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
9/4/20 1:33 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Sanderling flight, Parasitic Jaegers, & Red Knots
9/3/20 11:57 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Fort Wayne,
9/2/20 9:21 am Steve Pancol <s.pancol...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatches
9/2/20 8:49 am Jess Gwinn <jagmo...> [IN-BIRD-L] nighthawks
9/1/20 3:36 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] FOS RB Nuthatch
9/1/20 3:04 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks Morgan County
9/1/20 11:31 am Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...> [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Fort Wayne, Allen County
8/31/20 1:24 pm Bob Molnar <btowntardis...> [IN-BIRD-L] Inter-species feeding?
8/31/20 6:42 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Warblers etc.
8/30/20 12:22 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh - two locations
8/30/20 10:54 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
8/29/20 6:02 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Miller Beach
8/29/20 3:18 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
8/29/20 8:03 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lk. Lemon - terns
8/29/20 5:22 am Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Common Nighthawks
8/28/20 7:02 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Great Horned Owl
8/28/20 6:30 pm Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Common Nighthawks
8/28/20 10:29 am Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Fort Wayne/Allen County
8/28/20 8:02 am Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawks
8/27/20 12:57 pm Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...> [IN-BIRD-L] Serve-All ponds/ Fort Wayne, IN
8/26/20 6:46 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Serv-All Ponds
8/24/20 6:18 am KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...> [IN-BIRD-L] White Egret
 
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Date: 9/23/20 8:17 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Waiting for something exciting to show up.
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 23, 2020 1:55 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    77 F, light wind, hazy.
14 species

Canada Goose  132
Wood Duck  26
Mallard  25
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  3
European Starling  20
Gray Catbird  7
American Robin  11
Red-winged Blackbird  7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S73984593

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Ed Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 9/22/20 7:41 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chain O' Lakes S.P.
   I got in four or five hours of birding this morning at Chain O' Lakes State Park, which is Stockbridge Audubon's suggested birding spot for this week. It was a nice morning to be out birding, and the birds were fairly active. Blue Jays were the most numerous birds of the day, most of which seemed to be migrating. I also ran across one pocket of Warblers, right along the stairway going from the upper Long Lake picnic area down to the lake itself.   Below is my list of 38 species for the trip:
Canada Goose  7
Wood Duck  8
Mourning Dove  1
Killdeer  1
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  29
Broad-winged Hawk  2    Immature bird perched along Trail 7, and an adult soaring over the Glacier Ridge Shelter.
Belted Kingfisher  1    Long Lake
Red-bellied Woodpecker  12
Downy Woodpecker  9
Hairy Woodpecker  7
Pileated Woodpecker  3    Two birds flying silently together over Sand Lake, and a third on calling on the north side of Dock Lake.
Northern Flicker  4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1    Miller Lake
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Blue Jay  29
American Crow  19
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  10
European Starling  10
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  1    Near the Rally Camp
Eastern Bluebird  1
Swainson's Thrush  1
American Robin  15
American Goldfinch  5
Chipping Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Tennessee Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  15
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 9/21/20 7:56 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] R.b. Nuthatch
   After returning from a week at Glacier N.P. last night, I had to refill all of our feeders this morning. The birds must not have forgotten us, because they were all screaming at me for neglecting them while we were gone. One of the first sounds that I heard was the little "beep beep" of a Red-breasted Nuthatch. I know that this is not the first RBNU reported this season. I've seen several reports, so it looks like we're going to have a good season for them. I also know that it can turn out the other way too -  We've had years where we get several Red-breasted Nuthatches in the fall and get my hopes up, just to have them totally bypass our yard for the winter. I guess only time will tell .......
John WinebrennerFort Wayne   
 

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Date: 9/20/20 8:00 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park, Allen County Park
Fox Island was Stockbridge Audubon's suggested birding sight for the week of 13-19 September.  There were 23 birders who reported sightings, including 14 members of the Indiana Master Naturalist class.  The week started strongly, but dropped off sharply by Saturday.  There were 87 species reported for the week.
Next week's suggestion is Chain o' Lakes State Park in Noble County.

| Canada Goose | 40 |
| Wood Duck | 45 |
| Mallard | 5 |
| Green-Winged Teal | x |
| Mourning Dove | 3 |
| Black-billed Cuckoo | 1 |
| Chimney Swift | 80 |
| Ruby-throated Hummingbird | 13 |
| Doubled-crested Cormorant | 1 |
| Great Blue Heron | 2 |
| Great Egret | 2 |
| Green Heron | 1 |
| Turkey Vulture | 50 |
| Osprey      | 1 |
| Sharp-shinned Hawk | 1 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 5 |
| Bald Eagle | 1 |
| Red-shouldered Hawk | 1 |
| Broad-winged Hawk | 243 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 4 |
| Belted Kingfisher | 2 |
| Red-headed Woodpecker | 3 |
| Red-bellied Woodpecker | 17 |
| Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | 1 |
| Downy Woodpecker | 14 |
| Hairy Woodpecker | 3 |
| Northern Flicker | 4 |
| Pileated Woodpecker | 1 |
| Eastern Wood-Pewee | 6 |
| Empidonax Flycatcher sp | 8 |
| Acadian Flycatcher | 1 |
| Eastern Phoebe | 3 |
| White-eyed Vireo | 2 |
| Yellow-throated Vireo | 1 |
| Blue-headed Vireo | 1 |
| Philadelphia Vireo | 1 |
| Warbling Vireo | 3 |
| Red-eyed Vireo | 3 |
| Blue Jay    | 47 |
| American Crow | 26 |
| Carolina Chickadee | 28 |
| Black-capped Chickadee | 2 |
| Tufted Titmouse | 15 |
| Red-breasted Nuthatch | 3 |
| White-breasted Nuthatch | 25 |
| Brown Creeper | 1 |
| House Wren | 3 |
| Carolina Wren | 13 |
| Ruby-crowned Kinglet | 1 |
| Swainson's Thrush | 3 |
| Wood Thrush | 1 |
| American Robin | 120 |
| Gray Catbird | 26 |
| European Starling | 27 |
| Cedar Waxwing | 43 |
| House Finch | 4 |
| American Goldfinch | 21 |
| Field Sparrow | 3 |
| Song Sparrow | 3 |
| Eastern Towhee | 3 |
| Red-winged Blackbird | 20 |
| Brown-headed Cowbird | 1 |
| Ovenbird | 1 |
| Black-and-white Warbler | 3 |
| Tennessee Warbler | 20 |
| Orange-crowned Warbler | 1 |
| Nashville Warbler | 7 |
| Connecticut Warbler | 1 |
| Common Yelllowthroat | 2 |
| American Redstart | 12 |
| Cerulean Warbler | 1 |
| Northern Parula | 1 |
| Magnolia Warbler | 6 |
| Bay-breasted Warbler | 10 |
| Blackburnian Warbler | 2 |
| Yellow Warbler | 1 |
| Chestnut-sided Warbler | 4 |
| Blackpoll Warbler | 3 |
| Black-throated Blue Warbler | 2 |
| Palm Warbler | 3 |
| Pine Warbler | 4 |
| Yellow-throated Warbler | 2 |
| Black-throated Green Warbler | 7 |
| Wilson's Warbler | 1 |
| Scarlet Tanager | 3 |
| Northern Cardinal | 16 |
| Rose-breasted Grosbeak | 5 |


Ed Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 9/20/20 2:01 pm
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purdue Wildlife Area, Sep 20, 2020 Lincolin's Sparrow



https://www.flickr.com/photos/57670538@N06/

Purdue Wildlife Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Sep 20, 2020 7:35 AM - 11:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.6 mile(s)
65 species

Canada Goose 42
Wood Duck 61
Blue-winged Teal 7
Mallard 3
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Killdeer 13
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Turkey Vulture 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 16
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 2
European Starling 200
Gray Catbird 18
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 16
American Robin 27
Cedar Waxwing 3
Purple Finch 8
American Goldfinch 14
Field Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 11 3 groups of birds, different areas of property
Song Sparrow 6
Lincoln's Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 4
Red-winged Blackbird 75
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Tennessee Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 25
American Redstart 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6
Indigo Bunting 7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S73838657

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Date: 9/20/20 7:13 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Warbler morning et al.
A good hour with coffee on my porch gave me a view of the following
small wave:

Am. Redstart (female)

Magnolia Warbler

Tennessee Warbler 2

Bay-breasted Warbler

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Pine Warbler 2

Blackburian Warbler

RB Nuthatch 2 (1 male, 1 female)

Summer Tanager (female)

Phoebe

White-Eyed Vireo

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 3


 

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Date: 9/20/20 6:55 am
From: Tom and Ann <annntom...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 9-19-20 Lamb Lake
Being such a nice day, I was outside much of the day. The following list was seen at various times between 10 AM and 7 PM. I didn't see many warblers nor some of the more common birds I have seen of late. Waxwings have been daily features feeding on various berries that are now ripe. One of the Eagles was on the ground feeding on some unknown item that was hidden in the weeds. I thought this was an interesting list all the same
Tom Hougham
on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co

Wood Duck
Double Crested Cormorant 2
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle 2
Red Shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red Headed Woodpecker 2
Red Bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Red Eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
White Breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Swainsons Thrush 4
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin 3
Brown Thrasher
Magnolia Warbler
Eastern Towhee 2
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose Breasted Grosbeak
American Goldfinch



 

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Date: 9/19/20 1:37 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park, Allen County
The Indiana Master Naturalist class sponsored by Fox Island Alliance and Allen County Parks held a bird hike and Fox Island today.  Although a lot of bird activity was reported in the past week, it was much reduced today.  Most of the migrants appeared to have taken advantage of favorable weather and moved on.  There were 14 participants, divided into three groups, so no attempt was made to keep count of individual numbers.  Leaders were Jeff Ormiston, Cynthia Powers, and me.Fox Island County Park, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 19, 2020 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    42-56 F, clear, calm.  Indiana Master Naturalist bird class.
27 species

Canada Goose  X
Wood Duck  X
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  X
Great Blue Heron  X
Green Heron  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Cooper's Hawk  X
Bald Eagle  X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  X
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Pileated Woodpecker  X
Eastern Wood-Pewee  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Carolina Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Carolina Wren  X
European Starling  X
Gray Catbird  X
American Robin  X
House Finch  X
American Goldfinch  X
Nashville Warbler  X
Northern Cardinal  X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S73786238

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Ed Powers
 

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Date: 9/18/20 5:53 pm
From: Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island/ Allen County
Mary and I spent the last four mornings visiting Fox Island County Park,
the Stockbridge Chapter's suggested birding spot for the week of Sept.
13-19. The sequence would turn out to be: arrive at the park, pick up some
regular species, walk through the woods and edge habitats, see very little,
suddenly hear the chickadees and nuthatches and come upon a mixed species
flock barreling through the woods, be able to actually get a glass on about
1 out of 5, with a good view of around 20% of those we did see, try to
figure out the Blackpoll, etc. complex on the fly, go home, study
the warbler books, come back the next day and repeat the previous day's
experience. It was fun and frustrating to try these IDs, but eventually we
would get a good view and add some new species or numbers to the list.
There were very few if any, people at the park, the weather was mostly
quite pleasant, and the birds were interesting. Species list (67)
Species Total 9/15 9/16 9/17 9/18
Canada Goose 5 2 3
Wood Duck 17 14 1 2
Mallard 2 2
Great Blue Heron 2 1 1
Great Egret 2 2
Turkey Vulture 37 14 15 5 3
Bald Eagle 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 5 2 2 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4 2 2
Mourning Dove 3 2 1
Chimney Swift 12 12
Ruby-throated Hummer 13 9 3 1
Belted Kingfisher 2 1 1
Red-headed Woodp. 1 1
Red-bellied Woodp. 17 7 5 3 2
Downy Woodpecker 14 4 4 4 2
Hairy Woodpecker 3 1 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5 1 2 2
Empidonax Flycatcher 8 4 2 2
Eastern Phoebe 3 2 1
White-eyed Vireo 1 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3 3
Blue Jay 47 15 20 5 7
American Crow 10 4 3 3
Carolina Chickadee 28 6 6 9 7
Tufted Titmouse 15 3 3 6 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 25 6 6 5 8
Carolina Wren 13 3 4 2 4
House Wren 2 1 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 1
Swainson's Thrush 3 1 2
American Robin 120 60 30 20 10
Gray Catbird 26 7 12 4 3
European Starling 1 1
Cedar Waxwing 11 3 2 6
Tennessee Warbler 20 5 8 2 5
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 1
Nashville Warbler 7 3 1 3
Northern Parula 1 1
Yellow Warbler 1 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4 2 1 1
Magnolia Warbler 6 2 1 2 1
Black-throated Blue Warb. 2 2
Black-throated Green W. 7 2 2 2 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2 1 1
Yellow-throated Warbler 2 1 1
Pine Warbler 4 1 1 1 1
Palm Warbler 3 1 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 10 3 5 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1 1
Cerulean Warbler 1 1
Black-and-White Warbler 3 1 2
American Redstart 12 4 3 2 3
Ovenbird 1 1
Common Yellowthroat 1 1
Scarlet Tanager 2 2
Eastern Towhee 1 1
Field Sparrow 1 1
Song Sparrow 3 3
Northern Cardinal 16 4 3 5 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 1 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 1 1

American Goldfinch 21 4 9 3 5

Twenty warbler species is a pretty good total, although we could ID only a
fraction of the actual warblers we encountered. The best warbler waves were
in the grapevines on the northern side of Bowman Lake, and it seemed that
the variety increased as the week wore on.
Eric and Mary Helfrich
Churubusco, Whitley County

 

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Date: 9/18/20 8:57 am
From: Dan Weber <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Canada warbler, and others
Thanks. Pretty birds. Impressive for right in town. 


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On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 11:13 AM, Martha Crouch <marticrouch...> wrote:

The last few days have been active, neotropically speaking, in my downtown Bloomington yard. Maybe the sprinkler is attractive.

September 14th and 15th I got good looks at:

blackpoll warbler - 1
chestnut-sided warbler - 1
American redstart - 3
Canada warbler - 1
Swainson’s thrush - 3

I also have had 2 brown thrashers, which I only see those during migrations. One of them had tumors near its beak and on a hind leg.



 

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Date: 9/17/20 1:21 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch 17-Sep-20. Sabine’s Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, and Black-bellied Plover
On 17-Sep-2020 Matt Beatty, July Bonnema, John Cassady, Don Gorney, Matt Igleski, John Kendall, Randy Pals, Lisa Vanderbilt, Randy Vanderbilt, and Lynn Vernon conducted a lakewatch at the Miller Beach concession stand.

The watch began at 6:00 AM and ended at 2:00PM. The wind was NNE at 8-15 and the high temperature barely reached 70ºF. Our best birds were Sabine’s Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, and Black-bellied Plover.
Cackling Goose,1- Indiana’s 4th earliest record
Wood Duck,3
American Wigeon,3
Mallard,3
Blue-winged Teal,11
Northern Shoveler,2
Northern Pintail,22
Green-winged Teal,1
Double-crested Cormorant,32
Turkey Vulture,4
Black-bellied Plover,3 juvs
Sanderling,105 mainly juvs
Bonaparte’s Gull,1 adult
Sabine’s Gull,1 juv flyby at 7:30
Caspian Tern,3
Common Tern,749 the season’s best flight (so far)
Forster’s Tern,14 – 7 ad & 7 juvs
Black Tern,3
Parasitic Jaeger, 2 juvs- a cinnamon washed bird appeared at 11:40 and at 12:10 a darker bird treated observers to the successful chase of a Ring-billed Gull. After perhaps 20 seconds of intense pursuit the terrified gull regurgitated something and the jaeger dropped like a rock to pick up the tidbit.
jaeger sp. Distant bird at 7:20AM
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,2
Peregrine Falcon,2
Savannah Sparrow,1 on the lawn next to the birders
Palm Warbler,1

 

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Date: 9/16/20 8:13 am
From: Martha Crouch <marticrouch...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Canada warbler, and others
The last few days have been active, neotropically speaking, in my downtown Bloomington yard. Maybe the sprinkler is attractive.

September 14th and 15th I got good looks at:

blackpoll warbler - 1
chestnut-sided warbler - 1
American redstart - 3
Canada warbler - 1
Swainson’s thrush - 3

I also have had 2 brown thrashers, which I only see those during migrations. One of them had tumors near its beak and on a hind leg.
 

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Date: 9/16/20 8:12 am
From: Lucas Wilson <lucas.wilson489...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Connecticut Warbler
I decided to skip homework and walk to Celery Bog this morning. That was a good call, because it had some of the largest numbers of migrants I have seen there yet this fall. Swainson’s Thrushes were present in numbers as always, but also there were Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart (one male), Blackburnian, Ovenbird, and Canada Warblers. But the crown jewel was obviously a Connecticut Warbler. I heard its distinctive dry chip notes in the brush, and coaxed it out with some playback.

There were also Marsh Wrens in the cattails by the golf course, huge numbers of Blue-Winged Teal, and a pair of Least Sandpipers hanging around the west side of the bridge.

9/16/2020
 

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Date: 9/16/20 7:10 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] RBGB
Had my first fall Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, a female, this morning.

My ruby-throated hummingbirds have declined from 12 yesterday to 3 today.

Larry Caldwell

Perry County


 

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Date: 9/16/20 6:57 am
From: Jess Gwinn <jagmo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] wavelet
Yesterday morning we had a wavelet of neotropicals moving through in the
morning. Several Black and White Warblers in our yard at the same time.
Thrushes calling in the woods as well. Lots of ripe spicebush berries for
them to dine on.



Still have Hooded Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher and Eastern Wood Peewee
singing in our woods. At least three Hooded Warblers. A White Eyed Vireo
singing in our yard.



Maureen and Jess

Newark, Greene County






 

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Date: 9/15/20 2:15 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red breasted nuthatch
Just had one at my feeder
Charlie Hornung
Clark county

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Date: 9/14/20 7:24 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Lake, Huntington and Wabash Counties
Salamonie was the site suggested for the week of 6-12 September by Stockbridge Audubon.  Eric and Mary Helfrich made a lengthy visit for a nice list.  Cynthia's and my shorter visit added little.  eBird reported no other visits for the period.  Species total was 55.
This week's recommended site is Fox Island County Park, Allen County.


| Canada Goose | 45 |
| Wood Duck | 2 |
| Wild Turkey | 1 |
| Rock Pigeon | 6 |
| Mourning Dove | 15 |
| Yellow-billed Cuckoo | 1 |
| Ruby-throated Hummingbird | 4 |
| Killdeer | 2 |
| Ring-billed Gull | 80 |
| Doubled-crested Cormorant | 12 |
| Great Blue Heron | 5 |
| Great Egret | 1 |
| Green Heron | 1 |
| Turkey Vulture | 30 |
| Osprey      | 3 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 3 |
| Bald Eagle | 5 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 1 |
| Belted Kingfisher | 2 |
| Red-headed Woodpecker | 7 |
| Red-bellied Woodpecker | 4 |
| Downy Woodpecker | 4 |
| Hairy Woodpecker | 1 |
| Northern Flicker | 4 |
| American Kestrel | 2 |
| Great Crested Flycatcher | 1 |
| Eastern Wood-Pewee | 6 |
| Eastern Phoebe | 3 |
| Yellow-throated Vireo | 1 |
| Red-eyed Vireo | 1 |
| Blue Jay    | 20 |
| American Crow | 14 |
| Carolina Chickadee | 6 |
| Tufted Titmouse | 3 |
| White-breasted Nuthatch | 5 |
| Carolina Wren | 2 |
| Eastern Bluebird | 1 |
| Gray Catbird | 2 |
| European Starling | 20 |
| Cedar Waxwing | 4 |
| House Sparrow | 8 |
| HouFinch | 3 |
| American Goldfinch | 25 |
| Chipping Sparrow | 2 |
| Field Sparrow | 1 |
| Song Sparrow | 8 |
| Tennessee Warbler | 2 |
| Nashville Warbler | 1 |
| Common Yelllowthroat | 1 |
| Bay-breasted Warbler | 2 |
| Pine Warbler | 2 |
| Scarlet Tanager | 1 |
| Northern Cardinal | 8 |
| Rose-breasted Grosbeak | 1 |
| Indigo Bunting | 4 |


Ed Powers
 

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Date: 9/12/20 8:16 am
From: Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch/ Whitley County
At the end of our walk this morning, (9/12), we heard the tooting of a
Red-breasted Nuthatch in our neighbor's ornamental trees. There it was,
investigating the branches. FOY, and that makes 231 for the ABA area in
2020!

By the way, I neglected Canada Geese when I noted yesterday that Salamonie
had only Wood Ducks as waterfowl. I should have said those were the only
ducks that we saw that day.

This morning, we walked past the field where we had been seeing Sandhills,
and found that hunters had already shot 10 Canada Geese in the field, with
5 more to go to get their bag limit. (There were three of them.) I think
they are responsible enough to avoid shooting the Sandhill Cranes, but that
may be the end of the cranes' visit.
Eric and Mary Helfrich
Churubusco, Whitley County

 

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Date: 9/11/20 6:38 pm
From: Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie, Huntington/Wabash Counties
Mary and I visited Salamonie Reservoir and State Forest today, in
conjunction with the Stockbridge Audubon Chapter suggested trip for this
week. The morning was cloudy and cool, but there was hardly a soul at any
of the areas. The Five Ponds WMA had a nicely graded gravel road for once.
After lunch at the overlook of the dam, we spent the afternoon at Hominy
Ridge, the Three Falls Trail, and several of the access areas to the
reservoir. We caught a couple of mixed species flocks at the Three Falls
Trail, and so had a few migrants for the list.
Species (55)
Double-crested Cormorants 12
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 30
Canada Goose 45
Wood Duck 2
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 5
Cooper's Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 2
Wild Turkey 1
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 9
Rock Pigeon 6
Mourning Dove 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Woodpecker 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 20
American Crow 14
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
European Starling 20
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 4
Tennessee Warbler 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 4
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 25
House Sparrow 8
Per usual, there were several warblers that hid among the leaves and could
not be identified. Surprisingly, the only waterfowl we saw were the two
Wood Ducks.
Mary and Eric Helfrich Churubusco, Whitley County

 

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Date: 9/10/20 4:38 pm
From: suridgeco <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Miller Beach: a jaeger fest
Very impressive list! A great day.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 10, 2020, at 4:34 PM, Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> wrote:
>
> Today (10-Sep-2020) Matt Beatty, John Cassady, John Kendall, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and Bill Sharkey conducted a lake watch at the Miller Beach concession stand.
>
> The wind was NNE at 10-15 and the high temperature was 67ºF. The count began at 6:00AM and terminated at 3:00PM. It was jaeger overload with 32 jaegers tallied, including three Long-taileds and a record Parasitic count.
> Mallard,2
> Northern Shoveler,5
> Northern Pintail,3
> Green-winged Teal,2
> Sanderling,21 juvs
> Double-crested Cormorant,17
> Turkey Vulture,8
> Bald Eagle,2 1st & 2nd cycles
> Merlin,1
> Peregrine Falcon,1 imm
> Bonaparte’s Gull,11- 5 adults & 6 juvs
> Caspian Tern,5
> Common Tern,9 including one juv
> Forster’s Tern,2 basic adults
> Black Tern,22
> Parasitic Jaeger, 19- a new state record
> 6:41 one juv
> 7:02 one juv
> 8:01 two juvs
> 8:14 one juv
> 8:23 one juv very close
> 8:30 three Juvs including a dark morph
> 11:35 one juv
> 11: 45 one juv
> 12:45 one juv
> 1:30 two juvs with an adult Long-tailed
> 2:26 two juvs with a pale Long-tailed juv
> 2:59 three juvs flying together
> Long-tailed Jaeger,3
> 8:14 one juv with a Parasitic
> 1:30 adult flying with two Parasitics
> 2:26 pale juv with two Parasitics
> jaeger species,10
> 7:10 one
> 7:40 one
> 7:52 three
> 1:45 two
> 1:55 two
> 2:59 one
> Chimney Swift,74
> Purple Martin,9
> Barn Swallow,16
>

 

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Date: 9/10/20 2:34 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Miller Beach: a jaeger fest
Today (10-Sep-2020) Matt Beatty, John Cassady, John Kendall, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and Bill Sharkey conducted a lake watch at the Miller Beach concession stand.

The wind was NNE at 10-15 and the high temperature was 67ºF. The count began at 6:00AM and terminated at 3:00PM. It was jaeger overload with 32 jaegers tallied, including three Long-taileds and a record Parasitic count.
Mallard,2
Northern Shoveler,5
Northern Pintail,3
Green-winged Teal,2
Sanderling,21 juvs
Double-crested Cormorant,17
Turkey Vulture,8
Bald Eagle,2 1st & 2nd cycles
Merlin,1
Peregrine Falcon,1 imm
Bonaparte’s Gull,11- 5 adults & 6 juvs
Caspian Tern,5
Common Tern,9 including one juv
Forster’s Tern,2 basic adults
Black Tern,22
Parasitic Jaeger, 19- a new state record
6:41 one juv
7:02 one juv
8:01 two juvs
8:14 one juv
8:23 one juv very close
8:30 three Juvs including a dark morph
11:35 one juv
11: 45 one juv
12:45 one juv
1:30 two juvs with an adult Long-tailed
2:26 two juvs with a pale Long-tailed juv
2:59 three juvs flying together
Long-tailed Jaeger,3
8:14 one juv with a Parasitic
1:30 adult flying with two Parasitics
2:26 pale juv with two Parasitics
jaeger species,10
7:10 one
7:40 one
7:52 three
1:45 two
1:55 two
2:59 one
Chimney Swift,74
Purple Martin,9
Barn Swallow,16

 

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Date: 9/9/20 6:04 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nuthatch
Red-breasted nuthatch at my feeder this morning. First one in two years
(if memory serves).

Larry Caldwell

Perry County


 

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Date: 9/7/20 7:17 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Potato Creek State Park
   Lisa and I spent three nights camping at Potato Creek this weekend. Unlike our last few camping trips, the weather was perfect - not too warm, and very little humidity. Yesterday, I ended up leading an impromptu birding hike for some of our camping friends. Of the 34 species that we found, the bird of the day was a Pileated Woodpecker that actually stayed on the trunk of a tree long enough for all seven of us to get nice long binocular looks, and that was with only two pairs of binoculars! The bird was still there working on the tree when we continued on down the trail. Some people in the group had no idea that a Woodpecker could be that big.   The following is our list for the entire day:
Canada Goose  10
Wild Turkey  1    Flew across the road in front of my truck. This bird was lucky - the last Turkey that tried to fly out in front of me unfortunately ended up as a hood ornament.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Double-crested Cormorant  14
Great Blue Heron  1
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1    Adult
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  5
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  7
American Crow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  4
Bank Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  2
European Starling  20
Gray Catbird  1
American Robin  6
Cedar Waxwing  4
American Goldfinch  5
Chipping Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  6
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 9/6/20 5:52 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Lake, Huntington and Wabash Counties
We headed to Salamonie this afternoon.  We started at Hominy Ridge picnic area, which was teeming with people celebrating the Labor Day weekend, with birds not so much.  We headed for Lost Bridge West SRA, but were diverted past many corn and soybean fields by a bridge out on SR 105.  Picked up a few birds on the journey, and a few more at the Interpretive Center.  All in all, a disappointing day.
Salamonie Lake, Wabash, Indiana, US
Sep 6, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
35.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    66 F rising to 81 F, cloudy with light rain early, clearing to partly cloudy, light to moderate wind
16 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Ring-billed Gull  80
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  20
Red-headed Woodpecker  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Carolina Wren  2
House Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S73282262

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Ed & Cynthia Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 9/6/20 5:26 pm
From: jeffreyrsell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: (no subject)
Cool idea for a suggested field trip location in a specific time frame and combining everyone tallies. 

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On Sunday, September 6, 2020, zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> wrote:

Five birders in three parties reported 44 species during the week of August 30-September 5 for Stockbridge Audubon's suggested self-guided field trip.  
The suggested site for the coming week is the Salamonie Lake area.

| Canada Goose | 30 |
| Mallard | 50 |
| Pied-billed Grebe | 1 |
| Mourning Dove | 4 |
| Killdeer | 3 |
| Ring-billed Gull | 12 |
| Doubled-crested Cormorant | 5 |
| Great Blue Heron | 3 |
| Green Heron | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 10 |
| Belted Kingfisher | 1 |
| Red-bellied Woodpecker | 4 |
| Downy Woodpecker | 4 |
| Hairy Woodpecker | 1 |
| Northern Flicker | 1 |
| Eastern Wood-Pewee | 2 |
| Eastern Phoebe | 2 |
| Yellow-throated Vireo | 2 |
| Red-eyed Vireo | 2 |
| Blue Jay    | 10 |
| American Crow | 2 |
| Carolina Chickadee | 8 |
| Tufted Titmouse | 6 |
| White-breasted Nuthatch | 5 |
| Carolina Wren | 2 |
| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher | 1 |
| Ruby-crowned Kinglet | 1 |
| American Robin | 10 |
| Gray Catbird | 4 |
| European Starling | 15 |
| House Sparrow | 10 |
| American Goldfinch | 20 |
| Field Sparrow | 2 |
| Song Sparrow | 3 |
| Baltimore Oriole | 1 |
| Nashville Warbler | 1 |
| Mourning Warbler | 1 |
| American Redstart | 3 |
| Magnolia Warbler | 1 |
| Blackburnian Warbler | 2 |
| Pine Warbler | 2 |
| Yellow-throated Warbler | 1 |
| Northern Cardinal | 3 |
| Indigo Bunting | 1 |


Ed Powers, field trip committee, Stockbridge Audubon

 

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Date: 9/6/20 5:13 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Fort Wayne,
Five birders in three parties reported 44 species during the week of August 30-September 5 for Stockbridge Audubon's suggested self-guided field trip.  
The suggested site for the coming week is the Salamonie Lake area.

| Canada Goose | 30 |
| Mallard | 50 |
| Pied-billed Grebe | 1 |
| Mourning Dove | 4 |
| Killdeer | 3 |
| Ring-billed Gull | 12 |
| Doubled-crested Cormorant | 5 |
| Great Blue Heron | 3 |
| Green Heron | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 10 |
| Belted Kingfisher | 1 |
| Red-bellied Woodpecker | 4 |
| Downy Woodpecker | 4 |
| Hairy Woodpecker | 1 |
| Northern Flicker | 1 |
| Eastern Wood-Pewee | 2 |
| Eastern Phoebe | 2 |
| Yellow-throated Vireo | 2 |
| Red-eyed Vireo | 2 |
| Blue Jay    | 10 |
| American Crow | 2 |
| Carolina Chickadee | 8 |
| Tufted Titmouse | 6 |
| White-breasted Nuthatch | 5 |
| Carolina Wren | 2 |
| Blue-gray Gnatcatcher | 1 |
| Ruby-crowned Kinglet | 1 |
| American Robin | 10 |
| Gray Catbird | 4 |
| European Starling | 15 |
| House Sparrow | 10 |
| American Goldfinch | 20 |
| Field Sparrow | 2 |
| Song Sparrow | 3 |
| Baltimore Oriole | 1 |
| Nashville Warbler | 1 |
| Mourning Warbler | 1 |
| American Redstart | 3 |
| Magnolia Warbler | 1 |
| Blackburnian Warbler | 2 |
| Pine Warbler | 2 |
| Yellow-throated Warbler | 1 |
| Northern Cardinal | 3 |
| Indigo Bunting | 1 |


Ed Powers, field trip committee, Stockbridge Audubon
 

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Date: 9/6/20 1:47 pm
From: Bob Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
The state cannot have my downspout

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 6, 2020, at 4:35 PM, Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <sbruker...> wrote:
>
> We have a pair of young fledglings that were hatched on the windowsill just outside from our kitchen sink. We keep the windows open so they see us washing dishes and cooking and don’t seem afraid. Actually a smart place to be given the wind event we had a few weeks ago.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sherry
>
>
>> On Sep 6, 2020, at 3:16 PM, Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> wrote:
>>
>> Earlier this year I posted about a MODO pair that built a nest on a downspout in early March, then abandoned the nest, only to fledge successfully a pair of juvies 3-4 weeks later. This same pair just fledged their third set of 2 juveniles from the same downspout over the weekend.
>>
>> Pretty amazing-
>>
>> Bob Kissel
>> N Bloomington

 

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Date: 9/6/20 1:35 pm
From: Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
We have a pair of young fledglings that were hatched on the windowsill just outside from our kitchen sink. We keep the windows open so they see us washing dishes and cooking and don’t seem afraid. Actually a smart place to be given the wind event we had a few weeks ago.

Cheers,

Sherry


> On Sep 6, 2020, at 3:16 PM, Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> wrote:
>
> Earlier this year I posted about a MODO pair that built a nest on a downspout in early March, then abandoned the nest, only to fledge successfully a pair of juvies 3-4 weeks later. This same pair just fledged their third set of 2 juveniles from the same downspout over the weekend.
>
> Pretty amazing-
>
> Bob Kissel
> N Bloomington

 

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Date: 9/6/20 12:46 pm
From: Jess Gwinn <jagmo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] RE: [B-BIRDS-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
Maybe they can replicate your success at the MODO management areas at Lake
Monroe!

Jess Gwinn
Newark, Greene County



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 3:17 PM
To: Bloomington Birds <Bloomington-birds-L...>; Indiana bird
List <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [B-BIRDS-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)

Earlier this year I posted about a MODO pair that built a nest on a
downspout in early March, then abandoned the nest, only to fledge
successfully a pair of juvies 3-4 weeks later. This same pair just fledged
their third set of 2 juveniles from the same downspout over the weekend.

Pretty amazing-

Bob Kissel
N Bloomington=

 

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Date: 9/6/20 12:17 pm
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mourning Dove (MODO)
Earlier this year I posted about a MODO pair that built a nest on a downspout in early March, then abandoned the nest, only to fledge successfully a pair of juvies 3-4 weeks later. This same pair just fledged their third set of 2 juveniles from the same downspout over the weekend.

Pretty amazing-

Bob Kissel
N Bloomington
 

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Date: 9/4/20 1:33 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Sanderling flight, Parasitic Jaegers, & Red Knots

Today (4-Sep-2020) John Cassady, John Kendall, Lynn Vernon, and I conducted an exceptionally satisfying lakewatch at the Miller Beach concession stand.

The count began at 6:00AM and terminated at 1:45PM: weather was clear with bright sunshine. The wind was too light for a good jaeger day, but we enjoyed an enormous Sanderling movement, two Parasitic Jaegers, and (best of all) two juvenile Red Knots. The latter species has become quite scarce on the lakefront. We were also surprised to see at least a dozen warblers fly in off the lake. The traps may have been hot today.
Blue-winged Teal,250
Northern Pintail,10
Green-winged Teal,4
Horned Grebe,1
Double-crested Cormorant,114
Semipalmated Plover,2 juvs
Semipalmated Sandpiper,5 with a Sanderling flock
Sanderling,411- Indiana’s second largest daily count. Flocks of five to 100 birds each flew eastward throughout the day.
Ruddy Turnstone,3 juvs with a Sanderling flock
Red Knot,2 juvs with a Sanderling flock- watch for killer Cassady flight shots.
Baird’s Sandpiper,2 with a Sanderling flock, likely an undercount, as they can easily be overlooked in a large fast moving flock of Sanderlings.
Bonaparte’s Gull,6- 5 juvs and one adult
Parasitic Jaeger,2 juvs- one (darkish bird) at 7:28AM and the other (warm tones) at 11:38AM
Caspian Tern,2
Common Tern,92 most were well offshore
Forster’s Tern,3
Chimney Swift,63- including one white albino at 12:05
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,4
Turkey Vulture,8
Red-shouldered Hawk,1
Peregrine Falcon,1 juv
Barn Swallow,27
Tennessee Warbler,2- Kendall retrieved one from a hungry Ring-billed Gull: unfortunately he was too late as the warbler was already dead.
Black-and-white Warbler,1 female
Wilson’s Warbler,1

 

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Date: 9/3/20 11:57 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Fort Wayne,
Apparently many of the birds that Eric and Mary Helfrich saw on Tuesday either moved on or just didn't reveal themselves today when we were there.  Oh, well, these things happen.
Franke Park, Allen, Indiana, US
Sep 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    71 F, clear, light wind
20 species

Canada Goose  30
Mallard  X                There is such a mix of wild Mallard, domestic ducks, and various crosses that counting seems futile
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  10
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Gray Catbird  3
House Sparrow  10
Magnolia Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S73140852

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Ed & Cynthia Powers
 

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Date: 9/2/20 9:21 am
From: Steve Pancol <s.pancol...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatches
The first Red-breasted Nuthatch showed up some
time in mid-August. There have been multiple sightings
of Red-breasted Nuthatches on E-bird in the last couple weeks.
Eagle Creek has had quite a few sightings of RBN.

--
Steve Pancol
Anderson,Indiana
Madison County

 

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Date: 9/2/20 8:49 am
From: Jess Gwinn <jagmo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] nighthawks
Watching our nephew play tennis at Western Boone HS last night about 15
Common Nighthawks flew over, mostly going north interestingly.



On our drive home we saw several dozen more along SR 75 until we got to
about the intersection with US 36.



Maureen and Jess

Newark, Greene County






 

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Date: 9/1/20 3:36 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] FOS RB Nuthatch
Getting RB Nuthatch in yard today and at Salamonie 8/30. I hope it will
be a good winter for them.

Anybody else getting them?

Also seeing more Cedar Waxwings this summer.

Andrew wolfe
Huntington IN

 

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Date: 9/1/20 3:04 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nighthawks Morgan County
This evening we had a flock of about 25 nighthawks flyover heading generally southwest. First of the year for us. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co.
 

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Date: 9/1/20 11:31 am
From: Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Franke Park, Fort Wayne, Allen County
From around 7:45 until 10:40 we birded Franke Park in Northern Fort Wayne.
It is the field trip recommendation for Stockbridge Audubon Chapter, August
30-September 5th. The weather was great, but the birding was very slow.
Many of our species came from 2 encounters with mixed species flocks
working their way around the tree line of the overflow gravel parking lot
near the BMX track.
The frog pond had almost nothing, except a couple of fat-tire bikers that
came up on us at great speed, providing no time for masks, just quick moves
to save our skins.
Species list (39 species):
Canada Goose 20
Mallard 50
A wide variety of hybrid ducks and geese, not countable, I'm sure
Wood Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Killdeer 3
Ring-billed Gull 12
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 8 (hard to tell, since we are on the line of US30, but
heard a Carolina song)
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 4
European Starling 15
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 10
There were several warblers that we couldn't get a good look at. Of note:
As we drove into our driveway from Franke, there were two Wild Turkeys in
our front yard!

Eric and Mary Helfrich
Churubusco, Whitley County

 

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Date: 8/31/20 1:24 pm
From: Bob Molnar <btowntardis...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Inter-species feeding?
I observed some interesting behavior between two adult birds of different
species this past weekend. On our suet feeder, an adult male hairy
woodpecker was feeding. A few moments later, an adult blue jay (uncertain
of sex) perched on the shepherd's hook on which the suet feeder hangs. The
male hairy woodpecker began to feed the blue jay bits of suet.

At the time, there was a considerable amount of activity at our feeders,
including approximately twenty birds of varying species, including other
blue jays, cardinals, goldfinches, house finches, and downy woodpeckers.
After some distraction, the feeding pair flew off separately. After a lapse
of about five minutes, the pair returned (hairy woodpecker first, followed
by the blue jay about 10-15 sec afterwards). The hairy woodpecker began to
feed the jay a second time.

Has anyone else ever observed this type of behavior? I've only read about
brood parasites, when an adult bird will be "tricked" into feeding the
parasitic offspring of another species, but I have never read or observed
inter-species feeding between adults of different species.

Thoughts?

 

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Date: 8/31/20 6:42 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Warblers etc.
Yesterday and today in my yard:

Orange Crowned warbler (first I've seen in many years)

Black and White Warbler

American Redstart (female)

Ruby Crowned Kinglet


Larry Caldwell

Perry County


 

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Date: 8/30/20 12:22 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh - two locations
   I headed back out to Eagle Marsh this morning, hoping to see a few of the shorebirds reported recently, and maybe see the Avocet and Pelican again. Well, no luck with the Avocet and Pelican today, but I did see some shorebirds, my FOY Caspian Tern, and a Mink!   I birded both the west end, from the Boy Scout office, and the Serv-All ponds. At the Serv-All ponds, I decided to just park at the lot at the Barn Road, and walk down Engle Road to the ponds. That way, I wasn't as bothered by all the Engle Road traffic.
Eagle Marsh - West End:
Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  9
Mallard  55
Green-winged Teal  6
Caspian Tern  1   FOY
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  8
Cooper's Hawk  1
Barn Swallow  10
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Goldfinch  6
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Serv-All ponds:
Canada Goose  70
Mallard  85
Killdeer  3
Least Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  4
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  8
Ring-billed Gull  8
Caspian Tern  1   (Possibly the same one that I saw earlier at the West end)
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  5
Bald Eagle  1    Immature
American Crow  2
European Starling  45
Gray Catbird  1
American Robin  7
American Goldfinch  4
Indigo Bunting  1
John WinebrennerFort Wayne




 

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Date: 8/30/20 10:54 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
Stockbridge Audubon decided not to schedule field trips this fall, with all the difficulties of carpooling, social distancing, etc.  Instead, the field trip committee offered a list of suggestions, week by week, for birders to visit as they pleased.  For the week of Aug 23- 29, the suggestion was for Eagle Marsh.  Either at this suggestion or on their own volition, 21 birders visited the site during the week and found 51 species.  These were gleaned from IN-BIRD-L and eBird postings.  Of note were American Avocet, American White Pelican, and Wilson's Phalarope.
The suggested site for the coming week is Franke Park in Fort Wayne.


| Canada Goose | 50 |
| Blue-Winged Teal | 21 |
| Norern Shoveler | 3 |
| Mallard | 170 |
| Green-Winged Teal | 4 |
| Mourning Dove | 1 |
| Chimney Swift | 4 |
| Sora          | 7 |
| American Avocet | 1 |
| Killdeer | 147 |
| Stilt Sandpiper | 1 |
| Least Sandpiper | 9 |
| Pectoral Sandpiper | 8 |
| Semipalmated Sandpiper | 8 |
| Wilson's Snipe | 1 |
| Spotted Sandpiper | 4 |
| Solitary Sandpiper | 4 |
| Lesser Yellowlegs | 47 |
| Greater Yellowlegs | 7 |
| Wilson's Phalarope | 4 |
| Ring-billed Gull | 2 |
| Doubled-crested Cormorant | 8 |
| American White Pelican | 1 |
| Great Blue Heron | 14 |
| Great Egret | 27 |
| Green Heron | 2 |
| Turkey Vulture | 4 |
| Cooper's Hawk | 1 |
| Bald Eagle | 3 |
| Red-tailed Hawk | 1 |
| Belted Kingfisher | 1 |
| Northern Flicker | 1 |
| American Kestrel | 2 |
| Eastern Kingbird | 1 |
| Blue Jay    | 2 |
| American Crow | 1 |
| Northern Rough-winged Swallow | 3 |
| Cliff Swallow | 1 |
| Barn Swallow | 3 |
| Carolina Chickadee | 1 |
| Carolina Wren | 2 |
| Eastern Bluebird | 4 |
| American Robin | 40 |
| European Starling | 50 |
| Cedar Waxwing | 3 |
| House Sparrow | 15 |
| American Goldfinch | 22 |
| Chipping Sparrow | 1 |
| Song Sparrow | 10 |
| Red-winged Blackbird | 100 |
| Commmon Yelllowthroat | 1 |


Ed Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 8/29/20 6:02 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch Miller Beach
Today (29 August 2020) John Cassidy, Ed Hopkins, Randy Pals, Michael Topp, Lynn Vernon, Leland’s Legion (a battalion of sharp-eyed youthful birders), and I conducted a lakewatch at the Miller Beach concession stand. We began at 5:30 and terminated at 10:30 AM when the flight stopped. The wind was NNW at 12-15 and the temperature was 72-76ºF.



Mallard,8

Blue-winged Teal,274

Northern Shoveler,14

Northern Pintail,1

Green-winged Teal,3

Double-crested Cormorant,12

Turkey Vulture,1

Cooper’s Hawk,1

Ring-billed Gull,35

Herring Gull,27

Common Tern,26

Black Tern,172

Parasitic Jaeger,1 juv at 8:25AM— We missed the Lake Street Long-tailed

Chimney Swift,176

Purple Martin,1

Barn Swallow,6
 

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Date: 8/29/20 3:18 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
We headed to Eagle Marsh in response to a report of Wilson's Phalarope.  We dipped on that, but did see a Wilson's Snipe.  Do we get partial credit?
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Aug 29, 2020 12:35 PM - 1:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    78 F, partly cloudy, strong wind
12 species

Blue-winged Teal  7
Mallard  170
American Avocet  1    Large shorebird, white, black wings with large white patch,  Standing in shallow water in a large pond.  Previously reported and seen by many
Wilson's Snipe  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
American White Pelican  1
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  19
Green Heron  1
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S72952028

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Ed & Cynthia Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 8/29/20 8:03 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lk. Lemon - terns
From our deck:

This morning, there were 2 Caspian Terns at the east end of Lk. Lemon. Last night, following the rains, we counted 55 Black Terns (almost certainly an undercount) foraging at the east end.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 8/29/20 5:22 am
From: Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Common Nighthawks
I saw three nighthawks last night, around 8:30 pm near the Deer Park in SE Bloomington. Flying SE.

Cheers,

Sherry


> On Aug 28, 2020, at 9:29 PM, Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...> wrote:
>
> Correction: we saw the Nighthawks Aug 27.
>
>> On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 11:01 AM Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...> wrote:
>> Karst Farm Park - about 8 PM, Aug 28:
>> Five Common Nighthawks flying overhead
>> Humid, hot, lots of flying insects

 

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Date: 8/28/20 7:02 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Great Horned Owl
   As I was filling up our feeders around 8:30 this evening, I heard the familiar call of our local Great Horned Owl, calling somewhere across the street. I knew that it was OUR Owl because it consistently uses a seven note call, instead of the typical five notes. By the time I finished with the feeders, it had moved to our neighbor's house two doors down, and was perched atop a tree snag. It was still light enough to see the silhouette of the bird, so I grabbed my binoculars to check it out. A lot of calling, and a lot of preening!   As I was watching the Owl, I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye, and thought that it might be its mate. I swung around to see that it was actually a Great Blue Heron, flying lazily in the moonlight, right past the perched Owl.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne 
 

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Date: 8/28/20 6:30 pm
From: Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Common Nighthawks
Correction: we saw the Nighthawks Aug 27.

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 11:01 AM Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...>
wrote:

> Karst Farm Park - about 8 PM, Aug 28:
> Five Common Nighthawks flying overhead
> Humid, hot, lots of flying insects
>

 

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Date: 8/28/20 10:29 am
From: Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Fort Wayne/Allen County
We got up a little early and visited Eagle Marsh from around 8:00AM to
10:30. There were lots of shorebirds, and as usual many were far away on
the other side of the west pond. However, the trip was eventful:
Canada Goose X
Mallard X
Blue-winged Teal (14)
Double-crested Cormorant (many)
Great Blue Heron (many)
Great Egret (at least 20, pretty in the dead trees with the rising sun on
them)
Green Heron (2)
Turkey Vulture (4)
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Sora (at least 7, five in one group out in the open on the flats near the
vegetation. Looked like a family group. We have never seen so many.).
American Avocet (west pond, moved over from the Serve-All Ponds, evidently)
Killdeer (perhaps 50-100+)
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs (many)
Lesser Yellowlegs (many)
Stilt Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper (4-5)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (many)
WILSON'S PHALAROPE (4) (thanks to Ryan Smith for putting us on these and
working out the ID, Thanks, Ryan. LIfer for both Mary and I! Located on
east end of western pond, flew off and then returned twice, but then flew
off across the RR tracks, perhaps headed for the marsh at Fox Island. Did
not fly off into the sky.)
Ring-billed Gull (1)
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Barn Swallow X
Carolina Wren (2)
Eastern Bluebird (4)
American Robin (5)
Common Yellowthroat
Song Sparrow (10)
Red-winged Blackbird (many, 100-200+)
American Goldfinch (15)

Dull, cloudy morning, but sky cleared by the time we left. Not many people
about.
Eric and Mary Helfrich
Churubusco, Whitley County

 

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Date: 8/28/20 8:02 am
From: Lewis Erskine <erskine.lewis...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Nighthawks
Karst Farm Park - about 8 PM, Aug 28:
Five Common Nighthawks flying overhead
Humid, hot, lots of flying insects

 

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Date: 8/27/20 12:57 pm
From: Eric Helfrich <conqur1066...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Serve-All ponds/ Fort Wayne, IN
After reading John Winebrenner's post from yesterday, Mary and I visited
the Serve-All ponds a few hundred yards to the east of the Eagle Marsh
driveway entrance. We also drove back to the barn, but did not stop for
long, as a class was underway around the barn and there were too many
people. Species seen:
Canada Goose
Mallard
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican (At first we could not find it, but that was because
it was flying right over our car! Graceful soaring flight. It came in for
a landing on a mudflat in the middle pond)
Great Blue Heron (many)
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk (behind the barn in a dead tree, then flew into the
woods.)
Red-tailed Hawk
American Avocet (standing on the above-mentioned flat, with its head tucked
into its back. At first we thought it was a gull, but the Pelican landed
right near it and roused it up a little.) FOY !
Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dunlin
Pectoral Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
American Kestrel (on a dead tree behind the barn. Beautiful adult male in
the scope.)
Blue Jay
American Crow
No. Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
European Starling

There were other peeps at the back of the Serve-All ponds, but we could not
get on them. Eagle Marsh is the Stockbridge field trip choice for August
23-29th, so this was a good selection for the times! Migration is certainly
on compared to last week, at least among the shorebirds.
Eric and Mary Helfrich
Churubusco, Whitley County

 

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Date: 8/26/20 6:46 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Serv-All Ponds
   I dropped by the Serv-All Ponds on Engle Road on the way home tonight to check on the American Avocet and White Pelican previously reported. Due to the heavy traffic flying past me, I just did a quick scan with the binoculars, and never even got out of the truck.   I did find both the Avocet and the Pelican out on the stone bar. I also saw some Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, some Killdeer, and some Peeps that I didn't take the time to ID.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne 
 

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Date: 8/24/20 6:18 am
From: KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] White Egret
6 or more white egrets at Chesterton Bird sanctuary on 11th street in Chesterton this morning. First for me to see them there.

 

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