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7/17/18 5:37 pm David Rupp <david_rupp...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Mystery Bird Song, Hooded Warbler and Caspian Terns at Salamonie
7/17/18 5:05 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Mystery Bird Song, Hooded Warbler and Caspian Terns at Salamonie
7/15/18 12:05 pm Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 15, 2018
7/14/18 2:07 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 14-July-2018 Shorebirds
7/13/18 5:06 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hammond Bird Sanctuary workday 7/21
7/13/18 3:39 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Frankfort Lagoons - shorebirds
7/13/18 11:13 am Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] RHWOs eating apples, House Wrens, etc; W Monroe Co
7/12/18 7:57 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Arrowhead Prairie, Allen County
7/12/18 3:14 pm Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...> [IN-BIRD-L] Blackpoll no - Pine Warbler yes
7/12/18 3:09 pm Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Mississippi Kite
7/12/18 2:30 pm Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...> [IN-BIRD-L] Indianapolis- Blackpoll Warbler
7/11/18 7:29 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] EAgle Marsh, Ft Wayne
7/9/18 3:25 pm Gary Bowman <otus44...> [IN-BIRD-L] Evansville Western Kingbirds
7/9/18 9:33 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] question re odd-looking RTHA
7/9/18 9:06 am MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...> [IN-BIRD-L] question re odd-looking RTHA
7/8/18 6:35 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels, SW Monroe Co
7/8/18 3:19 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
7/8/18 2:22 pm Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Evansville Regional Airport, Jul 8, 2018
7/8/18 8:26 am Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...> [IN-BIRD-L] Evansville Western Kingbirds
7/7/18 6:49 pm Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...> [IN-BIRD-L] brown creeper
7/5/18 7:19 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pigeon River Whip-poor-wills
7/5/18 3:47 am Derek Miller <dmiller2564...> [IN-BIRD-L] Black Rail YES
7/4/18 11:54 am Sanderson, Ryan J <RSanderson...> [IN-BIRD-L] BLACK RAIL YES
7/3/18 7:16 pm Leland Shaum <sleepyck...> [IN-BIRD-L] LaGrange County Black Rail
7/3/18 5:38 pm Sam Plew <smplew...> [IN-BIRD-L] LaGrange County - Black Rail
7/2/18 5:48 pm Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Little Blue Heron in Ripley County
7/2/18 5:41 pm Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Little Blue Heron in Ripley County
7/2/18 1:28 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Arrowhead Prairie, Branning/Homestead Rd, Allen County
7/1/18 3:40 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
6/30/18 3:56 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Allen County Dickcissels
6/26/18 5:01 pm Donna McCarty <mccartydd...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: YCNH
6/25/18 12:53 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Lake, Wabash County
6/24/18 2:46 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
6/24/18 2:24 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hawk ID?
6/24/18 2:21 pm Patricia Reynolds <eagleowl4180...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hawk ID?
6/24/18 1:48 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hawk ID?
6/19/18 1:15 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eastern Lakefront (19-Jun-2018)
6/18/18 7:52 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie State Forest
 
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Date: 7/17/18 5:37 pm
From: David Rupp <david_rupp...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Mystery Bird Song, Hooded Warbler and Caspian Terns at Salamonie
Hi Andrew,

Your recording is also of a Hooded Warbler. The Audubon app has it listed as its "dawn song," but I think I've seen it listed as an alternate song or B song.

David
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From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:00:52 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mystery Bird Song, Hooded Warbler and Caspian Terns at Salamonie

Hi. I have a recording attached to the checklist below that stumped me. Hooded Warbler still singing near Hominy Ridge. Saw my first Caspian Terns for the year right at the dam.

Thanks,

Andrew Wolfe

Salamonie River State Forest, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jul 17, 2018 6:08 PM - 7:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
15 species (+1 other taxa)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Purple Martin 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 2
Hooded Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 3
passerine sp. 1 Near hominy ridge along the paved road

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47262411


Salamonie Dam - Corps of Engineers, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jul 17, 2018 6:06 PM - 6:21 PM
Protocol: Stationary
6 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Caspian Tern 2 Size of nearby ring billed gull with large bright orange bill
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 24
Eastern Bluebird 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47262407





 

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Date: 7/17/18 5:05 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mystery Bird Song, Hooded Warbler and Caspian Terns at Salamonie
Hi. I have a recording attached to the checklist below that stumped me.
Hooded Warbler still singing near Hominy Ridge. Saw my first Caspian
Terns for the year right at the dam.

Thanks,

Andrew Wolfe

Salamonie River State Forest, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jul 17, 2018 6:08 PM - 7:09 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
15 species (+1 other taxa)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Purple Martin 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 2
Hooded Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 3
passerine sp. 1 Near hominy ridge along the paved road

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47262411


Salamonie Dam - Corps of Engineers, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jul 17, 2018 6:06 PM - 6:21 PM
Protocol: Stationary
6 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Caspian Tern 2 Size of nearby ring billed gull with large bright
orange bill
Barn Swallow 4
Cliff Swallow 24
Eastern Bluebird 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47262407

 

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Date: 7/15/18 12:05 pm
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday July 15, 2018
Sunday morning bird hike tallied 78 species. The list includes

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

Sunday bird walk starts at 9 AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.
 

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Date: 7/14/18 2:07 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 14-July-2018 Shorebirds
Today (14-July-18) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Lynn Vernon and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

It proved to be a fine day for shorebirds. Highlights below.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (morning and afternoon visits)
Spotted Sandpiper,1
American Avocet,1 perched on outer breakwall
Willet, 5 all adults (Brendan Grube reported 10+ here at mid-day)
Sanderling,17 flock of adults on outer breakwall
Baird’s Sandpiper,1 With the sanderling flock. Indiana’s 4th earliest fall record. Too far to age, but almost certainly an adult based on date.

—MILLER BEACH (morning and afternoon visits)
Willet, 2 both adults
Sanderling,5 all adults
Least Sandpiper,12 adults in two flocks

Ken Brock
Chesterton


 

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Date: 7/13/18 5:06 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hammond Bird Sanctuary workday 7/21


A workday is scheduled for the Hammond Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, July 21
from 9 a.m. until noon.



The Orland Grassland Volunteer traveling Habitat Rescue Team has chosen the
sanctuary as one of their summer work places. This will be the first
organized workday in the bird sanctuary in its two-decade history. About 10
experienced and licensed restorationists and plant experts have volunteered
to help clear invasives and overgrown vegetation. There will be easy work to
pull ragweed in key spots. Please bring gloves, wear protective clothing
such as closed shoes, socks, long pants, long sleeves and a hat, and enjoy
the Lake Michigan shoreline.



An hour and more will help get the bird sanctuary ready for fall migration.



Hammond Lakefront Park & Bird Sanctuary

at the Hammond Marina

701 Casino Center Drive
Hammond IN , 46320



Carolyn Marsh, Steward, Hammond Bird Sanctuary


 

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Date: 7/13/18 3:39 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Frankfort Lagoons - shorebirds
On Wednesday, July 11, Janet (Creamer) Martin and I birded the Frankfort Lagoons, Clinton County, to check on habitat for shorebirds and waders. The water level in the north basin is low providing extensive habitat for shorebirds. Surprisingly, there were just two waders (one Great Blue and one Great Egret) present during our visit. Seven species of shorebirds were present with two Stilt Sandpipers being the highlight. Killdeer was the predominant shorebird (271) but the 100+ non-KILL shorebirds was impressive for the date. 
A scope is necessary to see the shorebirds well enough to ID. Our complete checklist is below.
Frankfort Lagoons, Clinton, Indiana, US
Jul 11, 2018 9:21 AM - 10:22 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose  123
Wood Duck  41
Mallard (Northern)  18
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Cooper's Hawk  1
Killdeer  271    Counted individually
Stilt Sandpiper  2
Least Sandpiper  70
Pectoral Sandpiper  10
Spotted Sandpiper  13
Solitary Sandpiper  10
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  6
Barn Swallow  5
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Song Sparrow  3
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  14
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  3
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47130548
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 7/13/18 11:13 am
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] RHWOs eating apples, House Wrens, etc; W Monroe Co
Ben's Reliable Repair, W. Carter Rd., Monroe Co., Monroe, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2018 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Jack Haddan and I did some birding while picking up my truck from repair shop.
10 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Chimney Swift 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2 (in apple tree eating apples)
House Wren 2 (birds were very vocal, went in and out of a hole in wooden fence post a few times; we couldn't see nest in post, but maybe it was farther down)
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 1
Song Sparrow 1

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

Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co
Jack Haddan, N Lawrence Co

 

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Date: 7/12/18 7:57 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Arrowhead Prairie, Allen County
In recent years, this property, at the northern edge of the small community of Aboite and belonging to Little River Wetlands Project, has had a few Henslow's Sparrows. Today I made a quick stop to see if there were any this year. Alas, I found none.


Arrowhead Prairie, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 12, 2018 1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: 85 F, partly cloudy, light wind
10 species

Chimney Swift 2
Tree Swallow 1
Common Yellowthroat 8
Yellow Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47161261

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



Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 7/12/18 3:14 pm
From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Blackpoll no - Pine Warbler yes
I studied some photos of immature warblers and I believe Pine Warbler is a
better fit - especially for body proportions because the bird had a very
long tail and long bill. There are photos of Pine Warblers with
pinkish/yellowish soles and this probably accounts for the “yellow” on the
feet I saw, and immature birds seem to have paler bills, which I noted in
the field.

Still an odd sighting for the park, just not “Blackpoll odd!”

 

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Date: 7/12/18 3:09 pm
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mississippi Kite
Spotted an adult Miss. Kite over downtown Tell City around noon today.

Larry Caldwell

Perry County


 

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Date: 7/12/18 2:30 pm
From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Indianapolis- Blackpoll Warbler
There is an immature Blackpoll Warbler at Sahm Park in northern
Indianapolis (91st Street a mile or so east of Allisonville Road). It is
brown with bold wing bars, white under the tail and tail edges, and I got a
hint of yellow on the feet, though not on the legs. Notably there is also
an immature Yellow-throated Warbler also, though none have been here since
spring migration.

-Kirk Roth

 

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Date: 7/11/18 7:29 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] EAgle Marsh, Ft Wayne

Great Egrets usually peak in August at Eagle Marsh, but 50 in July is about double the average for the month.


Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 11, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments: 85 F, clear, light wind
20 species

Mallard 5
Great Blue Heron 16
Great Egret 50
Green Heron 7
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Tree Swallow 2
Bank Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
Song Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 30
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47142660

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


Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 7/9/18 3:25 pm
From: Gary Bowman <otus44...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Evansville Western Kingbirds
The number of Western Kingbirds at the Evansville Airport has increased to
four birds. We saw them this morning about or slightly more than 0.3 miles
north of St George Road on Ossenberg. They perched and chased and
fly caught off of the airport fence.

Gary and Lisa Bowman
Vincennes

 

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Date: 7/9/18 9:33 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] question re odd-looking RTHA
The bird is within the normal variation for Eastern Red-tailed Hawk (ssp. borealis). The appearance of a particular individual may be influenced by variability (there is a wide range of appearances even within the borealis subspecies), feather wear/feather condition, or age. 
For Red-taileds, body feathers are close to a year old in July and most dark feathers would have experienced some fading. A bit more fading on head feathers that are already paler than many Red-taileds may have heightened the pale look that you saw. 
Belly band, underwing coverts, etc. all look within the range of normal variation as well. Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

From: MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...>
To: <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 12:06 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] question re odd-looking RTHA

I saw a RTHA yesterday in Indianapolis (~7800 block of Zionsville Rd) that was unusually light in the front (e.g., almost no belly band) and had a light gray, off-white head and face, virtually no markings on the head.  Pics are on my ebird checklist:  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47083366
Unfortunately, though I got a good look through binocs when it was perched, it took off as I raised my camera, so no really good photos, but hopefully someone can tell something from what I did get.  I wondered if this is a specific color morph of the RTHA (e.g., Krider's, which I think is mostly found out west) or just a very lightly marked specimen.  Any thoughts?
Margaret Bauer



 

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Date: 7/9/18 9:06 am
From: MARGARET BAUER <margaretbauer09...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] question re odd-looking RTHA
I saw a RTHA yesterday in Indianapolis (~7800 block of Zionsville Rd) that was unusually light in the front (e.g., almost no belly band) and had a light gray, off-white head and face, virtually no markings on the head. Pics are on my ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47083366

Unfortunately, though I got a good look through binocs when it was perched, it took off as I raised my camera, so no really good photos, but hopefully someone can tell something from what I did get. I wondered if this is a specific color morph of the RTHA (e.g., Krider's, which I think is mostly found out west) or just a very lightly marked specimen. Any thoughts?

Margaret Bauer

 

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Date: 7/8/18 6:35 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dickcissels, SW Monroe Co
I’ve been hearing Dickcissels when driving along Lee Phillips Road in SW Monroe Co during the past week. Jack and I took some time on Saturday afternoon to look for them. We saw (and heard) at least 3 individuals. This is the first time I’ve heard or seen Dickcissels in this area.

Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co
Jack Hadden, N Lawrence Co


Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jul 7, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
15 species

Turkey Vulture 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1 (seen by Terri in the morning)
Barn Swallow 50
Eastern Bluebird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1 (seen by Terri in the morning)
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Dickcissel 3
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Red-winged Blackbird 6
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47081377

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

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Date: 7/8/18 3:19 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

The 7/8/18 Eagle Creek Sunday morning bird hike tallied 82 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Bald Eagle



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



Killdeer



Caspian Tern



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Yellow-bellied Sapsucker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Acadian Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Prairie Warbler



Kentucky Warbler



Common Yellowthroat



Yellow-breasted Chat



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Henslow's Sparrow



Song Sparrow



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Blue Grosbeak



Indigo Bunting



Dickcissel



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



Orchard Oriole



Baltimore Oriole



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



Walks start at 9AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 7/8/18 2:22 pm
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Evansville Regional Airport, Jul 8, 2018
We're not sure if we had 2 or 3 Western Kingbirds at the airport today. The
first (an obvious adult - bright yellow underparts) was seen near the Berry
facility. The other two were farther south on Ossenburg Ln. One of the
other two had lighter, more washed out yellow (possible immature), while
the 2nd appeared similar to the earlier adult. We can't rule out that the
two brighter birds weren't one and the same. Pictures of each attached to
the ebird checklist.

Joe & Debbie Caruso
New Albany, IN


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 5:09 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Evansville Regional Airport, Jul 8, 2018
To: <caruso1914...>


Evansville Regional Airport, Vanderburgh, Indiana, US
Jul 8, 2018 9:25 AM - 10:27 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
14 species

Turkey Vulture 3
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 3
Western Kingbird 2 Previously reported. Will post pics later. Not sure
if we had 2 or 3 Westerns. First bird sighted near Berry Global facility on
Ossenburg Ln. Short time later, 2 birds seen c. 200 yds north of St. George
Rd.
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Purple Martin 5 Near northern end of Ossenburg Ln.
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 1
Dickcissel 1
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Red-winged Blackbird 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47068190

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

 

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Date: 7/8/18 8:26 am
From: Joe and Debbie Caruso <caruso1914...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Evansville Western Kingbirds
There are now 2 Western Kingbirds at the Evansville airport. Have pics of
both separately, but can't get them to pose together. Thanks to previous
posters.

Debbie and Joe Caruso

 

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Date: 7/7/18 6:49 pm
From: Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] brown creeper
I found a Brown Creeper today in Yellowwood State Forest (Brown County). The bird was creeping along the trunk of a large tulip tree high on top of a ridge. I never would have seen the bird if I hadn't stopped to watch a big mixed flock of birds that included some Black and White Warblers among others. This wasn't flagged in eBird, but I think Brown Creeper is pretty rare in the southern part of the state during the breeding season. The last one I found in summer was July 4th, 2010 at Bean Blossom Bottoms in Monroe County. The ridge had a high concentration of various hickories and large white oaks, many shaggy barked trees that would be good nest sites. The ridge was above Lake Lemon where there's some good bottomland forest habitat too.

Vern
 

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Date: 7/5/18 7:19 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pigeon River Whip-poor-wills
   Lisa and I drove up to Pigeon River last night to listen for nightjars at their usual location on the I/J Road. I hadn't seen any reports of the Chuck-wills-widow so far this year, so I was a little disappointed, but not surprised that we didn't hear any either. But, any 9:55 we did hear our first Whip-poor-will, with a second one joining in just a few minutes later. There may have been more, but we didn't stick around for very long, since the mosquitoes were so HORRIBLE! Even the long sleeved shirt and lots of bug spray didn't deter them. Still, we left satisfied with hearing the two Whip-poor-wills, and we were treated to lots of Fourth of July fireworks all the way home.   We were only concentrating on the nightjars, so the following list of additional birds is pretty short:

Killdeer  2
Eastern Whip-poor-will  2
Willow Flycatcher  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  2
John WinebrennerFort Wayne



 

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Date: 7/5/18 3:47 am
From: Derek Miller <dmiller2564...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Black Rail YES
LaGrange Co Black Rail sang at 6:15 A.M.

Derek Miller

 

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Date: 7/4/18 11:54 am
From: Sanderson, Ryan J <RSanderson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] BLACK RAIL YES
LaGrange County Black Rail was singing well from around 215-230.

Ryan Sanderson
Indianapolis
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Date: 7/3/18 7:16 pm
From: Leland Shaum <sleepyck...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] LaGrange County Black Rail
We chased the report of a possible Black Rail this evening and found a
calling bird that was unmistakably a Black Rail. It was calling when we
arrived at about 7:40 PM, and was still calling when we left at about 8:30.
We made some effort to see and photograph the bird but gave up as we didn't
want to push it too hard. We do have good recordings that will be posted to
e-bird tomorrow.



Birders are welcome to visit at the David Helmuth farm, 3755 North, LaGrange
Co. Road 300 West, LaGrange, IN 46761. As you drive in the lane the bird is
in a wet pasture to the north/left. We could hear it call from the
buildings, and I'm sure it could be heard from the road also. You can walk
north in a cow lane and through a ditch and get much closer if you wish.



It was first heard last evening, July 2.



Good Birding!

Leland Shaum

Goshen, IN


 

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Date: 7/3/18 5:38 pm
From: Sam Plew <smplew...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] LaGrange County - Black Rail
Good evening,

A Black Rail is currently calling at the address 3755 North 300 West. It
was originally discovered last night. It called throughout the night. It
began calling again this evening. The gentleman that owns the property is
welcoming visitors. You must go through a barnyard and a creek to get to
the location, however, knee high boots would not be a bad idea. Please
check in at the house at the end of the lane for further details. This is
an Amish residence. I do not know if Sunday would be available.

Go get the birds,

Sam Plew
LaGrange, Indiana

 

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Date: 7/2/18 5:48 pm
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: Little Blue Heron in Ripley County
To clarify time: Bird was sighted at 12:30. A rainstorm shortly after forced it and myself to retreat to shelter.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 2, 2018, at 8:41 PM, Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone!
>
> I had a Little Blue Heron at Bischoff reservoir on the bridge along County Road 450 in Ripley county. He was near the bank on the side across from the gravel parking lot with the blue trash bin. Unmistakable field marks, though its presence was not obvious at first. Sighted with a Great Blue Heron.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Lucas
 

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Date: 7/2/18 5:41 pm
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Little Blue Heron in Ripley County
Hello everyone!

I had a Little Blue Heron at Bischoff reservoir on the bridge along County Road 450 in Ripley county. He was near the bank on the side across from the gravel parking lot with the blue trash bin. Unmistakable field marks, though its presence was not obvious at first. Sighted with a Great Blue Heron.

Good birding,

Lucas
 

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Date: 7/2/18 1:28 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Arrowhead Prairie, Branning/Homestead Rd, Allen County

As I was passing Arrowhead Prairie, on the north edge of the community of Aboite, I decided to stop for a bit. It was too hot, humid, and windless to stay long.


Arrowhead Prairie, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 2, 2018 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: 84 F, humid, partly cloudy, calm
11 species

Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
House Wren 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 30
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46945842

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



On the way home later, I noticed shorebirds in a flooded field at the intersection of Homestead Rd and Branning Rd. Most turned out to be Killdeers, but there were a few Pectoral Sandpipers, record early by two days.


Amber Rd-Homestead Rd-Branning Rd, Allen, Indiana, US
Jul 2, 2018 3:05 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: 87 F, humid, partly cloudy, calm
3 species

Killdeer 35
Pectoral Sandpiper 3 Smaller than nearby Killdeers, bill moderately long, brown on head, back and breast, white belly; in flight, tail black in the middle, with white on sides and brown toward the tip. These birds are two days earlier than previous record for Northeast Indiana.
Song Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46946258

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



Ed Powers


 

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Date: 7/1/18 3:40 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

The July 1, 2018 Eagle Creek bird hike tallied 85 species. The list is as follows:






Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Green Heron



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



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



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



Eastern Kingbird



White-eyed Vireo



Yellow-throated Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Marsh Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Kentucky Warbler



Common Yellowthroat



Hooded Warbler



Yellow-breasted Chat



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Henslow's Sparrow



Song Sparrow



Summer Tanager



Scarlet Tanager



Northern Cardinal



Blue Grosbeak



Indigo Bunting



Dickcissel



Red-winged Blackbird



Eastern Meadowlark



Common Grackle



Brown-headed Cowbird



Orchard Oriole



Baltimore Oriole



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow








The walks start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 6/30/18 3:56 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Allen County Dickcissels
   Lisa and I decided to take a bike ride up to Huntertown yesterday afternoon (about a ten mile round trip) to see my sister . We were surprised to find a pair of Dickcissels just a little over a mile from our house. Here's a list of the birds seen or heard along the way:

Turkey Vulture  5
Killdeer  2
Mourning Dove  5
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Barn Swallow  2
House Wren  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  6
European Starling  10
Common Yellowthroat  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Dickcissel  2    On Baird Road, between Bethel and Hand Roads.
Eastern Meadowlark  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  8
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 6/26/18 5:01 pm
From: Donna McCarty <mccartydd...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: YCNH
Larry Peavler just sent this message about the re-sighting of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron that previously had been seen at IN-TECH park on Indy's northwest side. Robin Run is located at 62nd Street and Moller Road.

Donna McCarty

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: larry peavler <larry.peavler...>
> Subject: YCNH
> Date: June 26, 2018 at 7:32:28 PM EDT
> To: Donna McCarty <mccartydd...>
> Reply-To: larry peavler <larry.peavler...>
>
> I just saw the heron at Robin Run, same pond. I can't post.
>
> Pond is on the NE corner, there is a deck out over the water. Park and walk on the paved trail for about 15 seconds. Bird is right out in the open.
>
> Enter, turn right and right again before the road that goes to the log cabin.
>
> Larry


 

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Date: 6/25/18 12:53 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Lake, Wabash County
We spent a little over an hour and a half at Salamone Lake, mostly at the Hominy Ridge Picnic Area.


Salamonie Lake, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jun 25, 2018 10:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 70-75 F, partly cloudy, moderate wind
27 species

Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 12
Broad-winged Hawk 1 Flying over Salamonie River State Forest
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 3
Cliff Swallow 10
Carolina Chickadee 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
Ovenbird 1
Prairie Warbler 2 At the spillway along 100S
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46790640

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



Ed & Cynthia Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 6/24/18 2:46 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

The Sunday June 24 Eagle Creek bird hike tallied 77 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Green Heron



Black-crowned night heron



Turkey Vulture



Red-shouldered Hawk



Killdeer



American Woodcock



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Yellow-billed Cuckoo



Chimney Swift



Ruby-throated Hummingbird



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Wood Pewee



Acadian Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher



Eastern Phoebe



Great Crested Flycatcher



White-eyed Vireo



Warbling Vireo



Red-eyed Vireo



Blue Jay



American Crow



Purple Martin



Tree Swallow



Northern Rough-winged



Cliff Swallow



Barn Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



House Wren



Blue-gray Gnatcatcher



Eastern Bluebird



Wood Thrush



American Robin



Gray Catbird



Northern Mockingbird



Brown Thrasher



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Northern Parula



Yellow Warbler



Yellow-throated Warbler



Kentucky Warbler



Common Yellowthroat



Hooded Warbler



Yellow-breasted Chat



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Savannah Sparrow



Grasshopper sparrow



Song Sparrow



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



The walks start at 9AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 6/24/18 2:24 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hawk ID?
Patty, it was mantling.Thanks for the ID!

On Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:21:36 +0000 (UTC), you wrote:

>First year Cooper's Hawk. Hard to tell from perspective in photo, but probably a female. Is it injured, or just mantling over some prey?
>
>
>
>Patti ReynoldsIndiana Raptor Center
>
> On Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:48 PM, Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> wrote:
>
>
> A friend sent this photo today, any ideas? I suspect a first year bird
>but beyond that I don't know.
>
>https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/42988642301
>
>
>
 

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Date: 6/24/18 2:21 pm
From: Patricia Reynolds <eagleowl4180...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hawk ID?
First year Cooper's Hawk.  Hard to tell from perspective in photo, but probably a female.  Is it injured, or just mantling over some prey?



Patti ReynoldsIndiana Raptor Center

On Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:48 PM, Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> wrote:


A friend sent this photo today, any ideas?  I suspect a first year bird
but beyond that I don't know.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/42988642301



 

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Date: 6/24/18 1:48 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hawk ID?
A friend sent this photo today, any ideas? I suspect a first year bird
but beyond that I don't know.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/42988642301
 

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Date: 6/19/18 1:15 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eastern Lakefront (19-Jun-2018)

Today (19-Jun-2018) John Cassady, Lynea Hinchman, Randy Pals, and I birded several sites on the eastern lakefront.

—VISITOR CENTER Turkey Vulture,20

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Mallard,9- fem & 8 downy chicks
Ring-billed Gull,75
Herring Gull,3 immature birds
Barn Swallow,20

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Wood Duck,1
Wild Turkey,1 fem
Great Egret,2
Turkey Vulture,1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird,1 fem
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Downy Woodpecker,2
Hairy Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,5
Willow Flycatcher,4
Great Crested Flycatcher,8
White-eyed Vireo,2
Yellow-throated Vireo,3
Red-eyed Vireo,3
Tree Swallow,2
Barn Swallow,1
House Wren,3
Marsh Wren,1
Wood Thrush,2
Gray Catbird,11
Ovenbird,1
Common Yellowthroat,11
American Redstart,1
Yellow Warbler,14
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2
Eastern Towhee,2
Song Sparrow,8
Swamp Sparrow,3
House Finch,1
American Goldfinch,7

— CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Wood Duck,13
Great Blue Heron,6
Great Egret,19
Green Heron,1
Northern Flicker,2
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Willow Flycatcher,9
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,5
Barn Swallow,3
House Wren,4
Gray Catbird,6
Brown Thrasher,2
Common Yellowthroat,8
Yellow Warbler,7
Song Sparrow,8
Swamp Sparrow,3
House Finch,2
American Goldfinch,3

— WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Wood Duck,1
Hooded Merganser,1
Green Heron,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Willow Flycatcher,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Warbling Vireo,1
Tree Swallow,1 fresh juv
Barn Swallow,4
House Wren,1
Marsh Wren,1
Eastern Bluebird,5
Gray Catbird,1
Cedar Waxwing,1
Common Yellowthroat,5
American Redstart,1
Yellow Warbler,2
Swamp Sparrow,3
House Finch,3
American Goldfinch,7

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Great Blue Heron,10
Great Egret,10
Green Heron,1
Sandhill Crane,2
Killdeer,7
Spotted Sandpiper,1
Ring-billed Gull,100
Mourning Dove,3
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,2
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Willow Flycatcher,2
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Horned Lark,4
Warbling vireo,3
Tree Swallow,10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow,1
Barn Swallow,4
American Crow,5
House Wren,4
Marsh Wren,1
Eastern Bluebird,1
Gray Catbird,3
Cedar Waxwing,6
Common Yellowthroat,5
Yellow Warbler,8
Eastern Towhee,1
Chipping Sparrow,3
Field Sparrow,3
Vesper Sparrow,3
Savannah Sparrow,4
Grasshopper Sparrow,7
Henslow’s Sparrow,2
Song Sparrow,12
Indigo Bunting,2
Dickcissel,68- lakefront’s second largest count
Bobolink,2
Eastern Meadowlark,2
Common Grackle,20
Baltimore Oriole,2
American Goldfinch,23

—NATIONAL LAKESHORE: CHELLBERG FARM
Great Blue Heron,1
Carolina Wren,1
Wood Thrush,1
American Redstart,2
Field Sparrow,1
Vesper Sparrow,1
Henslow’s Sparrow,2
Indigo Bunting,2

—MNOKE PRAIRIE
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,2
Pileated Woodpecker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,1
Willow Flycatcher,3
Warbling vireo,1
Barn Swallow,3
Blue-gray Gantcatcher,2
House Wren,2
Cedar Waxwing,1
Common Yellowthroat,3
Field Sparrow,2
Indigo Bunting,4

—COWLES BOG (quick drive-through)
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Sandhill Crane,3 all appeared to be adults
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Willow Flycatcher,1 singing
Purple Martin,1 flyby
Blue-gray Gantcatcher,1
Marsh Wren,1
Common Yellowthroat,2
Yellow Warbler,1
Swamp Sparrow,4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,2 singing
Indigo Bunting,1

—PORTER BEACH AREA Ruby-throated Hummingbird,12- 6 ma & 6 fem

—DUNES S.P.
Ring-billed Gull,50
Red-headed Woodpecker,2
Northern Flicker,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,3
Acadian Flycatcher,1
Great Crested Flycatcher,1
Yellow-throated Vireo,1
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,2
Veery,1
Gray Catbird,1
Ovenbird,2
American Redstart,7
Cerulean Warbler,2
Summer Tanager,1 call note
Scarlet Tanager,1
Eastern Towhee,5
Chipping Sparrow,6
Field Sparrow,1

—JACKSON MORAINE PRESERVE
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Eastern Wood-Pewee,2
Eastern Kingbird,2
Red-eyed Vireo,1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,1
Gray Catbird,2
Cedar Waxwing,2
Common Yellowthroat,1
Yellow Warbler,2
Summer Tanager,1 first-cycle male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 6/18/18 7:52 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie State Forest
   I decided to make a trip to Salamonie this morning, specifically in search of just a few target birds that I haven't found yet this year. To my surprise, I got ALL FOUR of the birds that I was looking for! Two Prairie Warblers (heard only), a great look at a Hooded Warbler, with another one singing later on, three Kentucky Warblers, including great looks at two of them, and a pair of singing Louisiana Waterthrushes. I also had nice looks at two Scarlet and two Summer Tanagers. All of these birds mentioned above, except the Prairie Warblers were seen within the State Forest. 
57 species

Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  12
Bald Eagle  1    Immature - perched along the Salamonie Dam Road.
Killdeer  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
Mourning Dove  6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  3    A family group at Hominy Ridge recreation area
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Acadian Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Horned Lark  2
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  7
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  4
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  10
Louisiana Waterthrush  2    Both birds calling to each other at the creek crossing at the bottom of "Slippery Slope", in the State Forest
Kentucky Warbler  3    State Forest - Saw two of them, and heard a third one singing in a different part of the forest.
Common Yellowthroat  4
Hooded Warbler  2    State Forest
American Redstart  3
Cerulean Warbler  2
Northern Parula  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Prairie Warbler  2    100 S - One bird singing on the east side of the spillway, and another singing on the west end.
Chipping Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  3
Summer Tanager  2    State Forest
Scarlet Tanager  2    State Forest
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  5
Dickcissel  1    400 S, just west of Bozarth's
Eastern Meadowlark  4
Baltimore Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  7
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  2
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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