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Received From Subject
11/23/17 6:44 pm Ray Troyer <raytroyer...> [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy in Brown County
11/23/17 4:19 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Pine Siskins and Trumpeter Swans
11/23/17 3:43 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront - Harlequin Duck, Red Xbills, LTDU, scoters
11/23/17 8:35 am Jess Gwinn <jagmo...> [IN-BIRD-L] pecan pie for thanksgiving
11/23/17 8:24 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ruddy Ducks, Celery Bog Nature Area, Nov 23, 2017
11/23/17 8:11 am Eric Lundquist <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird -- Brookville Lake--Dunlapsville -- Nov 23, 2017
11/22/17 7:41 pm Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nov. 22 Michigan City Possible HYBRID GULL and Indiana Dunes SP ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
11/22/17 6:21 pm GAROLD OVERDORF <solomogo...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long-eared owl in Tippecanoe County
11/21/17 5:16 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog
11/20/17 7:12 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Short-eared owl, Allen Co.
11/20/17 4:10 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Shoveler at Muscatatuck NWR
11/20/17 3:32 pm ledaugh <ledaugh...> [IN-BIRD-L] Birds at the feeders
11/20/17 3:12 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Feeder birds
11/20/17 11:32 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Redpoll, Indiana Dunes
11/19/17 6:01 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch 11/19 More Kittiwakes and Tundra Swans
11/19/17 5:16 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Bird Walk
11/19/17 2:00 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill cranes, Morgan County
11/19/17 11:11 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: IAS Winter Feeder Count
11/18/17 4:35 pm David Crouch <Nighthawk...> [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR this AM
11/18/17 3:19 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Miller lakewatch mucho Kittiwakes and Long-tailed Ducks.
11/17/17 1:45 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
11/17/17 8:01 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] IDSP lakefront
11/17/17 5:52 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: sharing Whooping crane sightings (no sightings)
11/16/17 6:27 pm Sherry <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] West Boggs Lake Daviess County
11/16/17 4:17 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch 11/16 Kittiwakes, Red-necked Grebes
11/16/17 7:06 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] RECR (42) calumet trail IDSP
11/15/17 12:57 pm terry ballenger <t.ballenger...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List
11/14/17 9:29 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Michigan, Nov 12-13
11/14/17 9:22 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond
11/14/17 9:17 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoter
11/14/17 10:54 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Advice for Reporting Red Crossbills to eBird
11/14/17 10:21 am <fwooley...> <fwooley...> [IN-BIRD-L] Angola, IN, Steuben County, Immature Snowy Owl
11/13/17 4:40 pm cbirding <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Southern Indiana Birding
11/13/17 3:53 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Redpolls, Red-necked Grebe
11/13/17 10:06 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red necked green, Port of Indiana
11/12/17 5:47 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen County
11/12/17 4:06 pm Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] West Boggs Lake Daviess County
11/12/17 1:19 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy Owl, miller beach
11/12/17 9:39 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday Nov. 12, 2017
11/12/17 7:27 am Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long-tailed Duck at Fairfax SRA, Monroe Co
11/12/17 6:01 am John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 11/11 Red Phalarope
11/11/17 6:48 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Northern Goshawk
11/11/17 6:09 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Reservoir - Huntington/Wabash Counties
11/10/17 2:34 pm Larry Caldwell <finrod...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover
11/10/17 2:09 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover
11/10/17 6:41 am Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA last shorebird survey for 2017 8 Nov
11/9/17 5:44 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - W-w Scoter, Rough-legged Hawks
11/9/17 12:17 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Correction Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins
11/9/17 11:48 am Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins
11/9/17 8:01 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wood Stork record from 1998
11/9/17 6:50 am Margaret Thomas <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Short-eared Owls Gibson Co
11/9/17 5:43 am Jeff Moore <merlin46783...> [IN-BIRD-L] Wood Stork record from 1998
11/8/17 8:29 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine waterfowl, Vigo
11/8/17 5:41 am Jeremy Ross <jeremy.ross...> [IN-BIRD-L] Surf Scoters, Prides Creek, Pike County
11/7/17 1:16 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog
11/6/17 5:37 pm Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4
11/6/17 5:11 pm Yahoo <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Wilson's Warbler
11/6/17 5:00 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 11/6 Red-necked Grebe, Iceland Gull
11/6/17 2:41 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4
11/6/17 2:24 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront
11/5/17 4:08 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon - Oct. 29-Nov. 5
11/5/17 2:43 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Merlin and American Bittern
11/5/17 1:33 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purple finch Morgan Co.
11/5/17 9:51 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, November 5, 2017
11/5/17 5:34 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills (36)again today IDSP
11/5/17 3:44 am Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...> [IN-BIRD-L] Porter County Rusty Blackbird, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow
11/4/17 7:46 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Lake Michigan
11/4/17 6:25 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Correction to 11/4 Lakefront report.
11/4/17 5:02 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 11/4 Barn Owl, Audubon's Warbler, Red Crossbill, Common Redpoll
11/4/17 10:40 am RICHARD WOOD <RWOODPHD...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Continue at Dunes State Park.
11/4/17 10:09 am Rachel Holdeman <rah8490...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Continue at Dunes State Park.
11/4/17 8:10 am john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Franklin's & Black-backed Gulls, Red-necked Grebe, Red Crossbills type 2 and 4, Long-tailed Ducks
11/3/17 8:12 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl
11/3/17 7:32 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Roush Reservoir - Dunlin mega-flock
11/3/17 5:53 pm Kim Charles <kcharlesmsw...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl
11/3/17 4:30 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] 40+ Red Crossbills IDSP Entrance Lot
11/3/17 2:51 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl
11/3/17 2:39 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Brown Creeper, other stuff ...
11/3/17 2:21 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hillenbrand FWA, Greene Co.
11/2/17 3:35 pm Leland Shaum <sleepyck...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills at IDSP
11/2/17 12:08 pm Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] FW: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, Nov 2, 2017
11/2/17 10:31 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills continue IDSP entrance lot
11/2/17 6:52 am Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront bird reports
11/2/17 6:12 am Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pine siskins Morgan County
11/2/17 5:55 am Conrad, Tiffany <TConrad...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gene Stratton-Porter Christmas Bird Count- December 17
11/1/17 9:39 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] pine siskins, vigo
11/1/17 6:49 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills IDSP today at entrance lot
10/31/17 2:15 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (31-Oct-2017). Black-legged Kittiwake, Redpolls, & Red Crossbills
10/30/17 4:21 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills and Wilson’s Warbler
10/30/17 12:32 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hancock County Northern Shrike
10/30/17 11:43 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hancock County Northern Shrike
10/30/17 9:42 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Jackson Co Ewing Bottoms longspur vesper sparrows
10/29/17 7:06 pm Laurie's Home <lauriev117...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday October 29, 2017
10/29/17 5:54 pm Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills
10/29/17 4:11 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront bird reports
10/29/17 3:36 pm Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...> RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills
10/29/17 2:20 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck Waxwing
10/29/17 10:27 am Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday October 29, 2017
10/29/17 7:01 am Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills
10/29/17 6:59 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] 50+ Red Crossbills Dunes State Park entrance lot
10/29/17 2:48 am Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Correction
10/28/17 7:09 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] Grant St Marsh, Little Cal 10-28
10/28/17 4:04 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Marquette Park LTDU’s, SEOW’s, Scoters
10/28/17 3:17 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
10/28/17 2:08 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (27-Oct-2017) Glaucous Gull
10/28/17 1:14 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cooper's Hawk
10/28/17 12:43 pm Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park - Sanderling, Surf Scoters, Franklin's Gulls
10/28/17 12:20 pm Martha Crouch <marticrouch...> [IN-BIRD-L] Broad-winged hawk in yard
10/28/17 5:11 am John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ogden Dunes PUFI’s, Siskins & Catbirds
10/27/17 2:24 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pine Siskin
10/27/17 7:26 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] east end - Lake Lemon: 10/24 - 10/27
10/26/17 7:08 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park
10/26/17 4:00 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ovenbird Morgan County
10/26/17 7:55 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Dunes State Park
10/26/17 7:46 am Dunning, John B <jdunning...> [IN-BIRD-L] American White Pelican, shorebirds, Celery Bog Nature Area, Oct 26, 2017
10/25/17 8:45 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond
10/25/17 4:42 pm Michael Topp <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach 10/25 - S.E.Owl, Purple Finch, Snow Bunting, Pine Siskins, Tree Sparrows
10/25/17 3:18 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog, American white Pelican and Ducks
10/25/17 2:28 pm terry ballenger <t.ballenger...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Cool Creek Bird List
10/25/17 11:25 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park
10/25/17 11:18 am Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park
10/25/17 10:18 am Yahoo <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds- pine siskin
10/25/17 9:14 am Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> [IN-BIRD-L] Harris’ Sparrow
 
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Date: 11/23/17 6:44 pm
From: Ray Troyer <raytroyer...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy in Brown County
My brother-in-law texted a picture to me of a Snowy Owl at his farm today at 4:30, 3 miles northeast of Bean Blossom in Brown County. We haven't been able to connect to discuss the possibilities of chasing it. I'll post the picture on Birding Indiana Facebook site tonight and post directions to the bird on in-bird as soon as he gets back to me.

 

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Date: 11/23/17 4:19 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Pine Siskins and Trumpeter Swans
23 November 2017 - Beautiful Thanksgiving Day at the lakefront. At the
Hammond Bird Sanctuary, the highlight was 15 Pine Siskins. For over an hour
5, but all of a sudden when I was about to leave, 15 descended on the
feeding station and were into the donated seed and donated thistle feeders.
One was in a birdbath.



Hammond Bird Sanctuary

Red-tailed Hawk 1

American Coot 76

Red-breasted Merganser 18

Mallard 8

Pied-billed Grebe 2

Black-capped Chickadee 6

Northern Cardinal 2

Red-winged Blackbird 1

American Tree Sparrow 1

White-throated Sparrow 4

Dark-eyed Junco 6

Pine Siskin 15

House Finch 2

American Goldfinch 14



129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake

Mute Swan 4

Trumpeter Swan 5 (adults, no bands)

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Canada Goose 16

Great Blue Heron 1

Mallard 5

Redhead 16

Ring-necked Duck 4

Canvasback 2

Hooded Merganser 8

American Tree Sparrow 4

Red-winged Blackbird



George Lake North & South Basins

Red-breasted Merganser 95

Cooper's Hawk

Mute Swan 12



Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake - drive-through

Hooded Merganser 10

Great Blue Heron 3

Northern Shoveler 23

Canada Goose 111



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County




 

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Date: 11/23/17 3:43 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront - Harlequin Duck, Red Xbills, LTDU, scoters
I birded the lakefront on Thanksgiving morning in tandem with Jeff McCoy. We visited different locations to cover more ground. Despite there being a dearth of waterfowl I managed quality over quantity. Highlights were Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Black and White-winged Scoter, Red-throated Loon, and Red Crossbills.
Michigan City Harbor - Duck hunters on the west end of the breakwall
A Long-tailed Duck was just off the beach. I obtained a photo for documentation. 
Beverly Shores
Red-throated Loon - 1, in flight heading west
Dunes State Park - Although McCoy had already visited it's hard for me to resist lakewatchig from the "green tower". 
White-winged Scoter - 1, in flight heading westRed Crossbill - 17, All of a sudden a flock of Red Crossbills appeared about 100 feet to the southeast of the observation stand. They circled the deciduous tree on the north end of the tree line east of the stand and appeared to be heading back towards the stand. But, they turned and headed south. I counted the flock first and then tried for a recording but was not quick enough. Soon after I visited the south parking lot that is adjacent to the gatehouse. As I drove into the lot I heard crossbills but when I parked there were none to be found. 
Lake Street Beach
Black Scoter - 2, flying east
Jeorse Park - Duck hunters to the west but out of sight. Harlequin Duck 1   Black Scoter 4
Bulk of waterfowl were on the east end so I walked a few hundred yards east to scan the group. Four Black Scoters were the highlight. As I walked back to my car I saw a small duck in flight to the SW. I scoped it and got a good look at an immature or female Harlequin Duck. I had it in view for about 10 seconds before it disappeared to the west of the east-west breakwall. I visited the parking garage and marina but could not refind the bird. I contacted McCoy and he came to the park with Kristen Stratton and Tyler Stewart. I continued to scan for the bird before the others showed up but had no luck. Since I did not hear from McCoy again, I am assuming they did not relocate it. There were duck hunters in the area and they were shooting. Or, it's possible the bird could have flown out while I was at the marina or driving to/from the parking garage. 





 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 11/23/17 8:35 am
From: Jess Gwinn <jagmo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] pecan pie for thanksgiving
This morning we noticed a yellow bellied sapsucker having a feast on the
pecan tree.



Also, 3 pine siskins on the thistle feeders.



-M and J


 

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Date: 11/23/17 8:24 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ruddy Ducks, Celery Bog Nature Area, Nov 23, 2017
Eighteen Ruddy Ducks were sleeping in the main basin of Celery Bog, West Lafayette, this morning. Also had a male Redhead, 8 American Wigeon, 46 Gadwall and a Red-breasted Nuthatch. At home in northern Tippecanoe County, Pine Siskins have returned to my feeders and a flock of 35 Sandhill Cranes circled over my property mid-day yesterday.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone,
Barny
<jdunning...>
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Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Nov 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
15 species

Canada Goose 5
Mute Swan 4
Northern Shoveler 4
Gadwall 46
American Wigeon 8
Mallard 75
American Black Duck 1
Green-winged Teal 4
Redhead 1
Ruddy Duck 18
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 50
Downy Woodpecker 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1


 

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Date: 11/23/17 8:11 am
From: Eric Lundquist <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird -- Brookville Lake--Dunlapsville -- Nov 23, 2017
All-
I birded the very north end of Brookville Reservoir this morning.  See eBird list below.  Most of these birds were observed from the Silver Creek Ramp in Whitewater State Park.
Highlights were the 1150 Boneparte's Gulls (there's gotta be something good in there), 314 Sandhill Cranes and 7 Dunlin (due east of the Silver Creek Ramp on the mudflats).
Eric
Eric Lundquist Mundelein, IL brewbird1 [at] yahoo dot com

Brookville Lake--Dunlapsville
Nov 23, 2017
8:49 AM
Stationary
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.1 Build 25

2 Canada Goose
39 Mallard
1 American Black Duck
113 Hooded Merganser
7 Great Blue Heron
2 Bald Eagle
314 Sandhill Crane -- Careful count.
24 Killdeer
7 Dunlin
1150 Bonaparte's Gull -- 150 seen initially on mudflats by Silver Creek boat ramp at Whitewater SP.  Then additional 1000 flew in from south while I was on the causeway.
250 Ring-billed Gull
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
6 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Blue Jay
10 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
6 Carolina Wren
9 Eastern Bluebird
1 Hermit Thrush
7 Yellow-rumped Warbler
11 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
5 Northern Cardinal
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 31


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/22/17 7:41 pm
From: Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nov. 22 Michigan City Possible HYBRID GULL and Indiana Dunes SP ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
I started this morning around 10 AM at Michigan City and ended at Marquette
Park. Highlights were a possible hybrid gull and Rose-breasted Grosbeak in
Indiana Dunes State Park. Any help on identifying the gull is greatly
appreciated (pics in my ebird checklist)! I first thought it was a Lesser
Black-backed Gull and reported it on eBird as such, but after looking
closer at my pictures, I realized its legs were very gray with no hints of
yellow at all. If anything, the pics in the sun suggest a hint of pink on
the feet as it flew away. I am now thinking maybe Herring Gull x LBBG, but
I am no expert on gulls. The back seems very dark compared to some Herring
x LBBG hybrids I've seen online, though.


Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Protocol: Stationary
6 species

Mallard 2
White-winged Scoter 2 Two immature females flew by with mergansers out
past the break wall
Red-breasted Merganser 50 About 15 around lighthouse and break wall
while the rest were spotted in three separate flocks flying far out
Ring-billed Gull 80
Herring Gull 12 Mostly adults with 5 juveniles
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Pics taken and posted to ebird checklist.
Possible hybrid (LBBG x Herring Gull?). Leg color seems too gray to suggest
pure LBBG

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40664921

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

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Indiana Dunes SP, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walked around main parking lot and walked one trail
14 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Eastern Bluebird 8
Dark-eyed Junco 15
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Picture posted on ebird checklist. Male.
Black wings with white spots, white underneath, red breast and streak down
the belly. Thick cream-colored bill. Seen clearly but briefly near pines by
main parking lot of the state park.

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40665162

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

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Indiana Dunes NL--Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 22, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Not much here
4 species

Red-breasted Merganser 6
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
American Tree Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40665208

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

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Marquette Park, Gary, Lake, Indiana, US
Nov 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
3 species

Ring-billed Gull 40
Herring Gull 7
Snow Bunting 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40665271

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

 

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Date: 11/22/17 6:21 pm
From: GAROLD OVERDORF <solomogo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long-eared owl in Tippecanoe County
I found one, Long-eared Owl today in the same thicket they sheltered in last winter. This was in Tippecanoe Co.

Gary Overdorf
 

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Date: 11/21/17 5:16 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog
I started at 12:00 noon to check mostly for Birds on the water areas. At
3:00pm it started to rain ending my day. I used my scope most of the day.
I found some new Beaver downed trees in one area. A few new Duck species
were seen today.

Birds seen today:

American Coot--120 est.

Bufflehead--2--male and female

Canvasback--4

Ruddy Duck--16

Gadwall--20

Canada Goose--60 est.

Pied billed Grebe--16

Mallard--40 est.

Redhead--6

Northern Shoveler--20 est.

Mute Swan--4

Green winged Teal--24

Common Merganser--1

Red shouldered Hawk--1

American Crow--2

Northern Cardinal--2

Carolina Chickadee--3

Blue Jay--1

Dark eyed Junco--20

Downy Woodpecker--4

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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




 

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Date: 11/20/17 7:12 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Short-eared owl, Allen Co.

Betsy Yankowiak startled a short-eared owl Saturday afternoon 11/18 while checking for flooding at Eagle Marsh. It was just 5 minutes down the Continental Divide trail, in the mowed area, and flew up very close to her. Might be worth keeping an eye on that location.
Cynthia Powers

 

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Date: 11/20/17 4:10 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Shoveler at Muscatatuck NWR
Saw my FOS shoveler. Although the light was not the best I did manage a
half way decent photograph...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/37824796414

Dan
Columbus

 

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Date: 11/20/17 3:32 pm
From: ledaugh <ledaugh...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Birds at the feeders
I, like Russ Allison, had a busy two days at the feeders. My birds---

Pine Siskin--26
American Goldfinch--33
Blue jay--7
Cardinal--11
Tufted Titmice--3
Black-capped Chickadees--3
Red-bellied Woodpecker--1
White-breasted Nuthatch--2
House Finch--4
Hairy Woodpecker--1
Downy Woodpecker--2
House Sparrow--4
Dark-eyed Junco--2
Carolina Wren--1
Mourning Dove--1

Lynn Daugherty
DeMotte, IN (Jasper County)

 

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Date: 11/20/17 3:12 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Feeder birds
Very active (2) days at my feeders. Heavy rain yesterday and colder temp.
today brought a lot of birds to my feeders. Large amount of American
Goldfinch to thistle feeders. Dark eyed Junco were also present.

Pine Siskin still being seen today.

Birds seen today at Camelback Blv.

Dark eyed Junco--16

House Sparrow--7

House Finch--9

American Goldfinch--15-

Brown headed Cowbird--2

Carolina Wren--1

Cooper's Hawk--1

Pine Siskin--2

Northern Cardinal--2

Mourning Dove--2

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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














 

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Date: 11/20/17 11:32 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Redpoll, Indiana Dunes
A single Redpoll flew over the Calumet Trail between Waverly and Mineral
Springs roads.

Brendan

 

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Date: 11/19/17 6:01 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch 11/19 More Kittiwakes and Tundra Swans
We conducted a lakewatch at the Marquette Park "Concession Stand" at Miller Beach (Lake County).  Those present included Jim Phillips, Landon Neumann, Eric Ripma, Don Gorney, Jeff McCoy, and John Kendall.  Highlights included FOUR KITTIWAKES, 83 TUNDRA SWANS, all three SCOTERS, and 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS.
Snow Goose 6 (white form adults)Tundra Swans 83Mallard 6Redhead 2Greater Scaup 11Lesser Scaup 2Surf Scoter 10White-winged Scoter 4Black Scoter 14"dark-winged scoter" 12Long-tailed Duck 6Common Goldeneye 1Bufflehead 3Red-breasted Merganser 1,233Common Merganser 2Red-throated Loon 11Common Loon 411Double-crested Cormorant 8Horned Grebe 35Peregrine Falcon 1Bald Eagle 1 (2nd c.)BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE 4 (all 1st c. - a pair and two singletons flying west)Bonaparte's Gull 3Glaucous Gull 1 (1st/2nd c.)Great Black-backed Gull 2 (both 1st c.)Herring Gull 90Snow Bunting 7DE Junco 1Pine Siskin 1Am. Tree Sparrow 1
 John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 11/19/17 5:16 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Bird Walk

The Eagle Creek bird walk tallied 48 species today. The list is as follows:





Species



Canada Goose



Mallard



Northern Shoveler



Ring-necked Duck



Bufflehead



Common Goldeneye



Common Loon



Pied-billed Grebe



Horned Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Bald Eagle



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



Killdeer



Bonaparte's Gull



Ring-billed Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Barred Owl



Belted Kingfisher



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Blue Jay



American Crow



Horned Lark



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Golden-crowned Kinglet



Ruby-crowned Kinglet



Northern Mockingbird



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



American Tree Sparrow



Song Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow






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









 

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Date: 11/19/17 2:00 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill cranes, Morgan County
This afternoon we had flyover of 2 small flocks, about 20 and 45 respectively, of sandhill cranes heading southwest.Doug Johnstone, Morgan County.
 

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Date: 11/19/17 11:11 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: IAS Winter Feeder Count
Please see below message from the compiler. The winter feeder count has been discontinued.

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: John Castrale <jsascastrale...><mailto:<jsascastrale...>>
Date: November 19, 2017 at 10:33:26 AM EST
To: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...><mailto:<greenpertplus...>>
Subject: IN-bird post

Amy,
Could you post the following to IN-Bird. Thanks.

For those of you who have participated in the past, the Indiana Audubon's Winter Feeder Count has been discontinued.

John Castrale
 

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Date: 11/18/17 4:35 pm
From: David Crouch <Nighthawk...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck NWR this AM
Tough weather conditions and an even worse forecast found just Susan Miller and me at the start of the MWS third Saturday bird walk. High winds certainly diminished the passerine activity but we did have some nice looks at some good birds in our 2.5 hours in the field. Highlights included two adult Bald Eagles, Ruddy Ducks, a group of five Eastern Bluebirds, nice views of a Barred Owl and a flight of Snow Geese. Dave Crouch, Seymour

Muscatatuck NWR - Jackson County, Jackson, Indiana, US
Nov 18, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Susan Miller with me on Muscatatuck Wildlife Society 3rd Saturday bird outing. Also spent an hour in Jennings county side. Dark, windy but no rain. Wind prevented good passerine birding.
22 species

Canada Goose 70
Gadwall 10
Mallard 140
Black Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 1 Adult. Put quite a few Mallard and CAGO in flight.
American Coot 1
Sandhill Crane 12 Estimated. Heard only.
Barred Owl 1 Good views. Cryptic.
Belted Kingfisher 1 Female
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 2
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 10
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40579336 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40579336>

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

Muscatatuck NWR - Jennings County, Jennings, Indiana, US
Nov 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Susan Miller. Duration time is representative of our effort but the time was accumulated in a couple of different moves from one side of the county division road to the other.
8 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 21 Flying over, westbound and north of our Discovery Pond location.
Canada Goose 75
Ring-necked Duck 3
Greater/Lesser Scaup 4
Ruddy Duck 4
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Turkey Vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1 Adult. initially perched at S/E end of Stanfield Lake then in flight toward N/W end and flying back to new perch at S/W end.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40579922 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40579922>

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

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Date: 11/18/17 3:19 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Miller lakewatch mucho Kittiwakes and Long-tailed Ducks.
Several people popped in and out of a wet and windy Marquette Park Concession Stand today. Highlights were 15 1st-cycle Kittiwakes and 13 Long-tailed Ducks. Jeff McCoy will post the tallies. This is the second-highest daily Kittiwake count, surpassed by the seemingly unbreakable 2010 mega flight.
John Kendall

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/17/17 1:45 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne

I didn't dress warmly enough, so I moved fairly briskly around Trail 1 at Eagle Marsh. Good numbers of Northern Shovelers and Ring-billed Gulls; otherwise not much.


Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Nov 17, 2017 1:35 PM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 46 F, partly cloudy, moderate wind
9 species

Canada Goose 1
Northern Shoveler 90
Mallard 28
Green-winged Teal 3
Hooded Merganser 7
Great Blue Heron 9
Bald Eagle 1
Ring-billed Gull 300
American Crow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40558686

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


Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 11/17/17 8:01 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] IDSP lakefront
Snow buntings migrating. Loons and grebes and other waterfowl in
appreciable numbers. Good day to look for swallows. Brendan

 

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Date: 11/17/17 5:52 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: sharing Whooping crane sightings (no sightings)
Forgot to hit "reply all".


If you must share, I recommend following the guidelines from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership website, which asks that Whooping Cranes be reported through social media at the county level only in Indiana. Personally, I think it's fine not to report them at all on social media and listservs. You can use the link on the site to report them directly to the trackers, avoiding social media entirely. Here's the quote from the website:


https://www.bringbackthecranes.org/what2do.html


What To Do If You See Whooping Cranes:


If you encounter a whooping crane in the wild, please give them the respect and distance they need. Do not approach birds on foot within 200 yards; remain in your vehicle; do not approach in a vehicle any closer than 100 yards. Also, please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you. Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or photograph whooping cranes.



Joe Duff, the project's lead ultralight pilot<http://www.operationmigration.org/omteam.html>, said it best during an interview: "Although we take special precautions to ensure these birds are reared in isolation from human contact, they are still far from wild. Their return to nature takes place over months but could be destroyed by one curious onlooker. Despite good intentions the best thing an observer could do for these birds and this project is to observe from a distance. The worst thing you could do is attempt to feed them. "



Each exposure lessens the whooping cranes’ natural fear of humans, which is an important survival mechanism. Feeding the whooping cranes can result in the birds becoming dependent on humans as a source of food. Both would negate the many long hours biologists, veterinarians, pilots and volunteers endured in hot costumes and silence while raising and caring for these whooping cranes.



Reporting Whooping Crane Sightings for WCEP Trackers

We would appreciate you reporting your sighting on our online website at https://www.savingcranes.org/report-whooping-crane/. Thank you!



Reporting Whooping Crane Sightings to Others (on ListServs, Partner Facebook pages, etc.)

When Whooping Cranes are present at the following eight sites, the name of the Refuge or park may be used on birding lists and on social media sites, however no other location information more specific than the name of the property should be used. When whooping cranes are present at other sites, only the birds’ county-level location should be shared.



Wisconsin:

1. Necedah NWR
2. Horicon NWR
3. White River Marsh SWA



Florida:

4. Chassahowitzka NWR
5. St. Marks NWR
6. Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park



Other:

7. Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, TN
8. Wheeler NWR, AL

https://www.bringbackthecranes.org/what2do.html

Amy Kearns
Mitchell

On Nov 16, 2017, at 9:27 PM, Sherry <sbruker...><mailto:<sbruker...>> wrote:

What is the latest guidance on Whooping Crane sightings?


Cheers,

Sherry







On Nov 12, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...><mailto:<greenpertplus...>> wrote:

My family and I tried for a "scoter sweep" at West Boggs Lake this morning (all 3 scoters had been reported Fri-Sat). We were unsuccessful in the rain and drizzle, although we did enjoy close views of 6 surf scoters and a male long-tailed duck.


West Boggs Lake (Martin Co.), Martin, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Looking for black scoter, reported here Fri. Not found. Did find duck hunters at location where it had been seen previously.
10 species

Lesser Scaup 75 Estimated
Surf Scoter 3 Immature male and two imm/fem types
Long-tailed Duck 1 Continues. Male in dark-necked summer plumage
Bufflehead 15
Ruddy Duck 75 Estimated
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40466582

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


West Boggs Lake (Daviess Co.), Daviess, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 10:27 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: From 1200E and the west side of the county park
8 species

Greater Scaup 1 Female with susc
Surf Scoter 3 All Imm/fem types
Bufflehead 25
Pied-billed Grebe 25
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
American Coot 100
Killdeer 4
Blue Jay 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40465733

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

Amy, Noah, June & Lyra Kearns

Mitchell

 

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Date: 11/16/17 6:27 pm
From: Sherry <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] West Boggs Lake Daviess County
What is the latest guidance on Whooping Crane sightings?


Cheers,

Sherry







> On Nov 12, 2017, at 7:06 PM, Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> wrote:
>
> My family and I tried for a "scoter sweep" at West Boggs Lake this morning (all 3 scoters had been reported Fri-Sat). We were unsuccessful in the rain and drizzle, although we did enjoy close views of 6 surf scoters and a male long-tailed duck.
>
> West Boggs Lake (Martin Co.), Martin, Indiana, US
> Nov 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Looking for black scoter, reported here Fri. Not found. Did find duck hunters at location where it had been seen previously.
> 10 species
>
> Lesser Scaup 75 Estimated
> Surf Scoter 3 Immature male and two imm/fem types
> Long-tailed Duck 1 Continues. Male in dark-necked summer plumage
> Bufflehead 15
> Ruddy Duck 75 Estimated
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Carolina Wren 2
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40466582 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40466582>
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org <http://ebird.org/>)
>
>
> West Boggs Lake (Daviess Co.), Daviess, Indiana, US
> Nov 12, 2017 10:27 AM - 10:57 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: From 1200E and the west side of the county park
> 8 species
>
> Greater Scaup 1 Female with susc
> Surf Scoter 3 All Imm/fem types
> Bufflehead 25
> Pied-billed Grebe 25
> Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
> American Coot 100
> Killdeer 4
> Blue Jay 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40465733 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40465733>
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org <http://ebird.org/>)
>
> Amy, Noah, June & Lyra Kearns
> Mitchell


 

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Date: 11/16/17 4:17 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakewatch 11/16 Kittiwakes, Red-necked Grebes
It was a very odd lakewatch at the Miller Beach Concession Stand (Lake County).  Despite northwest winds in mid-November, there was basically no bird movement on the lake.  Now the really weird part - despite long periods with no birds at all (I didn't see a Scaup all day!) we had some really nice highlights, including FOUR KITTIWAKES, THREE RED-NECKED GREBES, a Long-tailed Duck, and thirty-one Snow Geese.
Miller Beach:Snow Goose 31 (28 white., 3 blue)Mallerd 16Redhead 15Ring-necked Duck 1 (Jeff McCoy only)Lesser Scaup 25 (Jeff only)Greater Scaup 5 (Jeff only)White-winged Scoter 2"dark-winged" scoter 4Long-tailed Duck 1 (adult male)Bufflehead 3Red-breasted Merganser 783Common Loon 292Red-throated Loon 1Horned Grebe 6Red-necked Grebe 3 (all flying east, including one seen late by Jeff only)DC Cormorant 7Peregrine Falcon 1 (adult)Bald Eagle 3 (2 adults and a 3rd cycle)Bonaparte's Gull 8Black-legged Kittiwake 4 - all 1st cycle (Michael Topp later had a 5th land on the beach at Lake Street.)Am. Tree Sparrow 5DE Junco 15
Michigan City Harbor (Jeff and John Kendall only):Tundra Swan 5 (fly-by)


John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 11/16/17 7:06 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] RECR (42) calumet trail IDSP
Fun.

 

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Date: 11/15/17 12:57 pm
From: terry ballenger <t.ballenger...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List


 Hello all--
Following is Becky Heck's report on the Hamilton County Bird Club's fieldtrip to east-central site this past Sat.
Highlights were: Snow Goose (approx. 12); Fox Sparrow (3-4); and a single Canvasback
Good birding,   Terry Ballenger
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Becky Heck <bheck333...>
To: terry ballenger <t.ballenger...>; Robert Bruce <rpbrucemt...>; Bruce Blackwell <b_blackwell...>; Ed Snyder <eds...>; <marykaypitts...>; Joy Fulk <busymomof8...>; Les Warner <lesh20b1rd...>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:47 AM
Subject: Waterfowl and Shorebird Fieldtrip List

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Date: 11/14/17 9:29 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Michigan, Nov 12-13
Observations at three sites - scoters, Snowy Owl, Red-necked Grebe. Will upload photos when eBird solves the current problem.


Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weather: first half hour, calm, overcast, 41 F. Then light drizzle, developing into steady light rain for last hour. Started at Marquette Park Beach concession stand; not much action, so walked west past Lake Street parking area to breakwater at USX Steel impoundment, west end of Miller Beach. Spent most time watching scoters, sanderlings, etc. there. Returned to Marquette Park.
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 14
Green-winged Teal 1
Redhead 6 flock sleeping on water
Greater/Lesser Scaup 12
SURF SCOTER 6 juveniles in group at breakwater, diving for molluscs (handling them above water), preening. Studied in scope at 200 yards, photos. All dark body; no white in wing (wings spread when flapping on water, partly spread in diving). Triangular bill. Two bright white spots, behind eye and between eye and bill (the forward spot being vertical, not horizontal); contrasting black crown. Pale bellies (thus juvenile)
BLACK SCOTER 1 with juvenile surf scoters, diving for molluscs by breakwater. Smaller than Surfs, bill like "normal duck" (e.g., dabbler), pale brown cheek contrasts with dark crown.
Bufflehead 20
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 1
Horned Grebe 29 scope scan from Marquette Park to USX. all in winter plumage
SANDERLING 6 5 juveniles working beach at water's edge, from breakwater eastward to near Lake St, then flew back. 1 adult (plain gray/white winter plumage) on boulders at breakwater, with Dunlin
DUNLIN 3 walking on boulders at breakwater; brown adult winter plumage
Ring-billed Gull 80
Herring Gull 3
SNOWY OWL 1 perched on top of breakwater wall from 2:00 to 2:10 pm, near small chain link fenced enclosure. Apparent juvenile male: large white bib on chin, throat; nape white; crown mostly white with thin gray bar. Underparts below bib (breast) heavily barred black and white. Photos (dim, through drizzle at 200-300 yards), will upload later. Bird disappeared while I was not looking.
American Crow 1
American Goldfinch 1

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Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Nov 13, 2017 6:20 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Studied gulls on beach at parking lot. Then walked sidewalk to catwalk and lighthouse. Did lakewatch from far side of lighthouse, observing outer breakwater and Lake Michigan, 7:15 to 9:00. Weather: 43 F, overcast, gradually becoming partly sunny. Calm.
14 species

Canada Goose 5
Mallard 3
WHITE-WINTED SCOTER 3 group of 3 adult females (apparently) flew west outside breakwater, flying low over water (&lt; 5 meters)
BLACK SCOTER 2 pair flew close past lighthouse from west to east, inside of breakwater. One had paler cheek than other. possible an adult female and a juvenile. Flew low over water
Bufflehead 4 flock in flight, low over water
Red-breasted Merganser 41 in flight: two singles, and five small flocks of females/immatures (1, 1, 5, 5, 6, 8, 15)
Common Loon 7 photo. 2 swimming near lighthouse, 3 on water farther out in lake, 2 flying high
Pied-billed Grebe 1 in marina
Horned Grebe 6
Ring-billed Gull 50
Herring Gull 15
GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL 5 3 juveniles, 2 second-winters. on beach at dawn with Herring, Ring-billed; wary, soon dispersing as a few people walked around. photos, will upload
American Crow 2
European Starling 50 in fruit trees of Washington Park

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Port of Indiana, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 13, 2017 11:40 AM - 12:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: drove to public Fishing Access area, observed the waters of the impoundment. Met Ed Hopkins, John Kendall.
9 species

Canada Goose 12
Red-breasted Merganser 12
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 4
RED-NECKED GREBE 1 adult in winter plumage, preening, diving, across impoundment from parking area, by outer long rocky breakwall. Continuing bird, last few days (which I did not learn till later). At times alone, at other times with a few RB Mergansers, 2 Horned Grebes, three gull species. Long neck, quite reddish on sides. Throat, chest white. Dark black crown, gray back (almost as dark as crown). Yellow bill, straight. Large pale "ear" mark. Holds neck erect. Some white in wing as it preens.
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Ring-billed Gull 15
Herring Gull 6
Great Black-backed Gull 1 2nd winter plumage; sitting on water

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Date: 11/14/17 9:22 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond
Four of us visited different areas of Goose Pond on a beautiful sunny day. Highlights included Tundra Swans, GWF Geese, Sandhill Cranes (1000 +), Osprey, Rough-legged hawks, Canvasbacks ...


Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber, Bob Kissel, Don Whitehead. Various points on west side of Hwy 59. Began on 400S (road to Visitor center, field E) Met at Visitor Center, viewed cranes and raptors from that high point. Drove west on 400S to 1450W, north to 275S, east to farm house at edge of GP8, then north to 200S, and east to Hwy 59. Proceeded south to Double Ditches, viewing GP16, then south on Hwy 59. Sunny, light wind, 37 degrees F.
19 species

Northern Shoveler 30
Gadwall 60
Mallard 50
American Black Duck 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Northern Harrier 9
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Rough-legged Hawk 2
Sandhill Crane 1000 Standing in corn fields north of Visitor Center. Counted by 50's in one scope scan. Driving through area afterward, saw more small groups, so this count is probably an underestimate.
Whooping Crane 4
American Kestrel 3
Horned Lark 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1000 dense flock in flight, and on crop field
Red-winged Blackbird 300
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Rusty Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West south bridge (CR1200W), Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 14, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber, Bob Kissel, Don Whitehead. Parked at end of road and viewed Main Pool West from south end.
9 species

Osprey 1 soaring over wetlands (near Tern Island), hovering; chased away by Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier 3
Ring-billed Gull 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Rusty Blackbird 3
American Goldfinch 5

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 14, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber, Bob Kissel, Don Whitehead. Observed MPE 2 for an hour with scopes, then walked slowly around MPE4. Met George Stewart, photographer from Ohio.
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater White-fronted Goose 30 two flocks (apparently), one of 14, one of 16; in flight, calling
Tundra Swan 10 resting, preening on water in MPE2, surrounded by Ring-billed Gulls, coots. Distant (200-300 yards), but studied in scope. Size seemed small for swan. head rounded, relatively "petite". Upper bill edge angled vertically downward. No yellow spots seen, too distant for that (if present). Eventually 9 took flight, giving "hoh" calls which matched well with calls on Sibley app, and contrasted with Trumpeter calls. photos
Northern Shoveler 4
Gadwall 40
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 140
Canvasback 36
Ring-necked Duck 2
Hooded Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 1
Pied-billed Grebe 20
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 4
Northern Harrier 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 240
Greater Yellowlegs 6 MPE4
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Ring-billed Gull 25 clustered by Tundra Swans, resting on a sandbar, and flying over area
Herring Gull 1 adult, yellow bill, pink legs, large size compared to Ring-billed with which it sat
gull sp. 1 an apparent 2nd winter bird, probably Herring, too distant to be certain (size compared with Ring-billed)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Tree Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 2

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Date: 11/14/17 9:17 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoter
Twin ponds on Farmerburg Road have a continuing female White-winged Scoter (since Nov 9), and three Long-tailed Ducks found yesterday by Jim Sullivan (photos on his Flickr site). -- Paved road, not much of a shoulder, fortunately little traffic.


Farmersburg Mine, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 14, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. For second time today, checked the twin ponds on Farmersburg Road just north (0. 1 mile) of Hwy 246, for Long-tailed Ducks seen yesterday by Jim Sullivan.
5 species

Mallard 4
White-winged Scoter 1 adult female, continuing
LONG-TAILED DUCK 3 Continuing birds, found and photographed yesterday by Jim Sullivan. 1 adult male, in transitional plumage. No long tail feathers, no gray around eye. But silvery gray scapulars resting on black back. Crown mostly white with some gray. Bill dull orange with black outline. White chin and throat, black breast. Black patch on upper neck. Photo to upload. 1 adult female, winter plumage. darker than male because of black crown. Dark gray bill. Photo to upload. A second female or immature was browner than the first. -- Birds were in pond on east side of road, initially not visible because near shore. Dove often and moved around the pond, one of the two females (or immature) vanishing much of the time; dives averaged about 1 minute underwater.
Bufflehead 20
Hooded Merganser 8

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Date: 11/14/17 10:54 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Advice for Reporting Red Crossbills to eBird
Please follow the direction provided below by the eBird team at Cornell Lab of Ornithology when reporting Red Crossbills. 
There is currently an historic Red Crossbill irruption under way in North America, with birds already showing up this fall in far-flung places, out of range, out of habitat, and in enormous numbers. 
Identifying the various flight call types (see http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/crossbills-of-north-america-species-and-red-crossbill-call-types/) typically requires audio recordings and spectrograms. Although a few birders perhaps can manage to separate the birds to type by ear only, these records generally do not meet the standards for validation, especially since we are still working out the distribution of the forms and since each irruption can have different compositions of the types.
Given the magnitude of this year's irruption, and the difficulty in identifying the birds by ear alone, we ask observers who report Red Crossbill observations without audio recordings to report the birds as ‘Red Crossbill’ and not determined to flight call type. In the absence of audio recordings, we encourage observers to include a suggestion about putative flight call type in the notes section. 
Please try to obtain a recording and embed the recording into your checklist. Send the checklist link or a file of the recording to Matt Young, an expert on North American Red Crossbills, at <may6...> Matt will reply and let you know which crossbill type(s) is on the recording. Once Matt responds, you can go ahead and change the observation to the specific crossbill type. In the details section for the observation please include notation that the recording was reviewed by Matt Young and is being reported per his identification.
Thus far, Types 2, 3, and 4 Red Crossbills have been documented at Dunes State Park. Free smartphone recording apps are available at both the Apple and Android app stores. eBird accepts .wav audio files. Best practices for eBird recordings is at: http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/2159648-best-practices-for-audio-upload-to-ebird?b_id=1928 Note: as of early afternoon on Nov 14, 2017, eBird is having a problem with the media server so photos/audio cannot be uploaded or reviewed. Staff is working on the problem.
As a reminder, crossbills cannot be reliably typed on the basis of photographs alone, as there is much overlap in bill sizes. 
 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 11/14/17 10:21 am
From: <fwooley...> <fwooley...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Angola, IN, Steuben County, Immature Snowy Owl
Amy Oberlin of Angola, Indianaobserved and photographed an immature, female snowy owl (thanks forconfirmation of photo Brad Bumgardner and Sam Plew) yesterday, November 13,late afternoon, near sunset.  It wasperched atop a roadside power pole along CR 100E, south of US 20, south of the Ryan Park Elementary School.   I returned there this morning and did not findit.  I birded the nearby roads and didnote the following, mostly water birds:
 Twin ponds at the intersection of CR100E and ADDRESS:
Hanselman Road
:

Great blue heron – 1Canada goose – 20

Mallard – 4

Redhead – 8

Bufflehead – 3

Hooded merganser – 7

Ruddy duck – 1

Bonaparte’s gull – 15

Ring-billed gull – 25

 CR 200E south of ADDRESS:
Metz Road


Ameican kestrel - 1

 Fred Wooley

Fremont, Indiana


 

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Date: 11/13/17 4:40 pm
From: cbirding <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Southern Indiana Birding

Colleen, Richard Mayfield and I spent time at several locations on a rather slow and grinding day in Southern Indiana.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40487084 Ewing Bottoms; Brownstown,IN
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40487368 Sand Pit Lake; Brownstown, IN

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40487164 Starve Hollow SRA
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40487080 Muscatatuck NWR
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40487075 Hardy Lake
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40489380 Boatman Road; Scottsburg, IN

Tom and Colleen Becker
Floyd County, IN






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Date: 11/13/17 3:53 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Redpolls, Red-necked Grebe
I birded from Miller to Michigan City, with Ed Hopkins at Miller and we met Peter Scott briefly at the Port of Indiana.
Highlights were 4 Dunlin and 7 Sanderlings, Scoters and Snow Buntings at Miller and the continuing adult Red-necked Grebe in the same spot at the Port.. I also had a pair of Redpolls, a Catbird and Yellow-rumped Warbler at Ogden.
Also encountered at Ogden Dunes was an interesting, large 10 pt or more buck that came within 25’ of me 3 times while at the exact Towhee site. I climbed the terracing to escape and it went up the adjacent slope, only to come out on the terrace. Just as it was staring me down, the doe showed up and it jumped down into the tangle, thrashing around in the pond. I promptly exited southwest from the pinery.
I also had a Mockingbird near the Portage Parks office and a Long-tailed Duck at Michigan City.

John Kendall
Warsaw


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Date: 11/13/17 10:06 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red necked green, Port of Indiana

Watching now, adult winter, much red on side of neck


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Date: 11/12/17 5:47 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen County
Stockbridge Audubon completed its fall field trip season with ten participants making a circuit of Hurshtown Reservoir this afternoon. Our visit three weeks ago in fine weather was disappointing, and I thought today's less pleasant weather would produce better results. Alas, today, too, was unproductive. The high point was a FOS Snow Bunting; perhaps surprisingly, this bird is fairly regular here in fall.


Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 2:50 PM - 4:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: 38 F, cloudy, light drizzle, light wind.
9 species

Canada Goose 6
Mallard 30
American Black Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Bald Eagle 1
Bonaparte's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 200
American Kestrel 1
Snow Bunting 1

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Date: 11/12/17 4:06 pm
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] West Boggs Lake Daviess County
My family and I tried for a "scoter sweep" at West Boggs Lake this morning (all 3 scoters had been reported Fri-Sat). We were unsuccessful in the rain and drizzle, although we did enjoy close views of 6 surf scoters and a male long-tailed duck.

West Boggs Lake (Martin Co.), Martin, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Looking for black scoter, reported here Fri. Not found. Did find duck hunters at location where it had been seen previously.
10 species

Lesser Scaup 75 Estimated
Surf Scoter 3 Immature male and two imm/fem types
Long-tailed Duck 1 Continues. Male in dark-necked summer plumage
Bufflehead 15
Ruddy Duck 75 Estimated
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1

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West Boggs Lake (Daviess Co.), Daviess, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2017 10:27 AM - 10:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: From 1200E and the west side of the county park
8 species

Greater Scaup 1 Female with susc
Surf Scoter 3 All Imm/fem types
Bufflehead 25
Pied-billed Grebe 25
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 5
American Coot 100
Killdeer 4
Blue Jay 2

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Amy, Noah, June & Lyra Kearns

Mitchell

 

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Date: 11/12/17 1:19 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snowy Owl, miller beach


At 2 pm, young Snowy perched on breakwater wall at west end of Miller beach for 10 mins. Doc photo maybe. Also 6 Surf, 1 Black scoter.

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Date: 11/12/17 9:39 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday Nov. 12, 2017
Sunday morning birders tallied 55 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Lesser Yellowlegs
Dunlin
Wilson's Snipe
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 11/12/17 7:27 am
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long-tailed Duck at Fairfax SRA, Monroe Co
Jack and I found what we believed to be a Long-tailed Duck just off of the beach at Fairfax SRA yesterday, Nov. 11, around 3:50pm. It was in with the coots. We watched it for awhile. I was able to get some photos that I hope are ID worthy. They’re on my ebird post ( http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40464201 ). We walked down the beach to get a better look at some ducks—and what I thought was probably a loon. The ducks were mallards and a Wood Duck. Did not find the probable loon. When we returned, we couldn’t relocate the Long-tailed Duck.

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


Fairfax State Recreation Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Nov 11, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Viewing from beach with Jack Haddan.
13 species

Wood Duck 1 (female sitting on dock near boats with 4 mallards)
Northern Shoveler 16
Mallard 4
Long-tailed Duck 1 Similar in size to the American Coot. White face patch. Stubby gray bill. White breast and rear. Dark brown back and top of head. Scapulars light/dark scalloped pattern.
Bufflehead 1 (female)
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Turkey Vulture 1
American Coot 400
Killdeer 4
Ring-billed Gull X
Belted Kingfisher 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1

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Date: 11/12/17 6:01 am
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 11/11 Red Phalarope
I joined Jeff McCoy and Lynn Vernon (as well as many other birders throughout the day) as we birded several sites in Porter, Lake, and Laporte Counties.   A cold but calm day found us scanning the lake for swimming birds, but it was a flyby RED PHALAROPE that stole the show.  
Dunes State Park:Wood Duck 8Am. Black Duck 2Mallard 19Redhead 36White-winged Scoter 4Black Scoter 2C. Goldeneye 5Bufflehead 17RB Merganser 33Common Loon 21DC Cormorant 1Horned Grebe 21Bald Eagle 2 (1st and 3rd c.)No. Harrier 1 (juv)Cooper's Hawk 1Red-shouldered Hawk 1Bonaparte's Gull 24Snow Bunting 11Am. Crow 8
Beverly Shores Lakeview:Mallard 1Redhead 15White-winged Scoter 4C. Goldeneye 1Bufflehead 13RB Merganser 63Red-throated Loon 3Common Loon 5Horned Grebe 19RED PHALAROPE 1 (flying east to west just off shore)Glaucous Gull 1 (1st/2nd c.)
Miller BeachGreater Scaup 1"dark-winged" scoter 2RB Merganser 10C. Loon 8Bonaparte's Gull 10Red-tailed Hawk 2Cooper's Hawk 1Bald Eagle 1
Visitor's Center on SR 49:Sandhill Crane 2
West Beach:E. Bluebird 2Am. Goldfinch 1Am. Kestrel 1RT Hawk 1
Portage Lakefront Park:N. Mockingbird 1WB Nuthatch 1Blue Jay 3Am. Goldfinch 6DE Junco 10Rock Pigeon 7DC Cormorant 1C. Loon 4Belted Kingfisher 1Horned Grebe 5RB Merganser 2
Port of Indiana:Horned Grebe 2C. Loon 4Mallard 3Am. Black Duck 1
Ogden Dunes:Am. Goldfinch 30Pine Siskin 4Horned Grebe 14Common Loon 3Am. Crow 6RB Merganser 3
Mich. City Harbor:Herring Gull 200Ring-billed Gull 75Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 (adult with extreme winter head streaking)Merlin 1Snow Bunting 55

John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 11/11/17 6:48 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Northern Goshawk
   After birding at Salamonie for the day, Lisa and I were driving up Lima Road and were almost home, just sitting at a red light at Lima and Ludwig Roads. We didn't even see it coming at us until it appeared at eye level, about two feet in front of our bumper. As it passed in front of us, I instinctly blurted out "Coop!" A second later, just as I realized that the undersides were actually barred in gray and black, and the bird seemed awfully big for a Cooper's Hawk, Lisa, said "No, that wasn't a Coop!" As we watched it fly away, we noted that it was evenly gray across the back, and a little darker on the wings (we couldn't make anything out on the tail) and the wingbeats were slower and shallower than those of a Cooper's Hawk. Lisa also noted that the wings seemed broader than a Cooper's Hawk's wings. It was definitely a "Chunk" of a bird!   We turned at the light and toured the surrounding neighborhoods, but were unable to relocate the bird. This was the first Northern Goshawk that I've seen in Indiana for several years, and definitely the closest view of one that I've ever had.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 11/11/17 6:09 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Salamonie Reservoir - Huntington/Wabash Counties
   Lisa and I spent a good portion of today birding around the Salamonie Reservoir. I was really hoping for Rough-legged Hawks or a Golden Eagle. Well, we didn't get either of those, but we did have a very nice day anyway. Our total of 26 species included six Bald Eagles and five Kestrels.
   But, our bird of the day will be in my next post, coming soon ........
Salamonie - 
Canada Goose  40
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Bald Eagle  6    Dam- 1 Juv., 2 adults, Dora/New Holland boat ramp - 1 2nd year, Beach - 1 adult, Lost Bridge East - 1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  38
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  22
Mourning Dove  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1    Lost Bridge East
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  5
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  55
Carolina Chickadee  3    Nature Center
Tufted Titmouse  3    Nature Center
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Tree Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  9
Northern Cardinal  6
American Goldfinch  7
House Sparrow  4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 11/10/17 2:34 pm
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover
Had a flock of sandhills, approximately 30-40 individuals, very high but
audible and visible, headed SSW over central Perry County about half an
hour ago [4:00 p.m.].

Larry Caldwell


On 11/10/2017 4:08 PM, Peter Scott wrote:
> This afternoon I had my first-of-season flock of migrant Sandhills overhead. Thinking there might be a big movement, I drove south to Chinook Mine, a good place to count flocks. I saw (heard) none there in an hour, but happened upon a late AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in a large flock of Killdeer.
>
>
> Nevins Twp, 6065 N. Miami Gardens St, Vigo, Indiana, US
> Nov 10, 2017 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Incidental
> 1 species
>
> Sandhill Crane 100 flock in flight, heading south, bugling
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> Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
> Nov 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Checked lakes along Swalls Rd, then drove Felling Road and observed killdeer flock in soybean stubble. Chilly, sunny, 37 F, wind 10 mph NE.
> 20 species
>
> Northern Shoveler 20
> Gadwall 30
> American Wigeon 2
> Mallard 350 at county line lake on Swalls, mostly near- and on shore, many tipping up to feed in near-shore water.
> American Black Duck 2
> Green-winged Teal 2
> Ring-necked Duck 2
> Hooded Merganser 6
> Ruddy Duck 3
> Pied-billed Grebe 37
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Northern Harrier 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> American Coot 85
> AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER 1 With a large flock of 70 killdeer, foraging and resting, preening in a soybean stubble field. Studied in scope at 150 yards or so. Plover behavior and posture (run short distance, stop, peck). Plain colored compared to killdeer; slightly taller than nearby Killdeer. Light brownish back. Dove-like head, thin black bill, large dark eye. Strong white eye line, dark crown. White throat, whitish belly and vent, broad brown wash on breast. The smallish head, slender neck, and thin bill, and strong white eye line indicated American Golden rather than Black-bellied. Plumage of underparts more consistent with adult basic than juvenile, though latter is most likely at this late date.
> Killdeer 70 foraging in large crop field of soybean stubble along Felling Av, south side, east of Tabortown Lake. Scattered over a large area (200 yards or more in width), some in clusters of 5 or so. Some flushed by kestrel, alerting me to the larger flock.
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> American Kestrel 1
> Horned Lark 1
> Eastern Meadowlark 1
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Date: 11/10/17 2:09 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Vigo - Sandhill Cranes, Am Golden-Plover
This afternoon I had my first-of-season flock of migrant Sandhills overhead. Thinking there might be a big movement, I drove south to Chinook Mine, a good place to count flocks. I saw (heard) none there in an hour, but happened upon a late AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in a large flock of Killdeer.


Nevins Twp, 6065 N. Miami Gardens St, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 10, 2017 2:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Sandhill Crane 100 flock in flight, heading south, bugling

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Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 10, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked lakes along Swalls Rd, then drove Felling Road and observed killdeer flock in soybean stubble. Chilly, sunny, 37 F, wind 10 mph NE.
20 species

Northern Shoveler 20
Gadwall 30
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 350 at county line lake on Swalls, mostly near- and on shore, many tipping up to feed in near-shore water.
American Black Duck 2
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 2
Hooded Merganser 6
Ruddy Duck 3
Pied-billed Grebe 37
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 85
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER 1 With a large flock of 70 killdeer, foraging and resting, preening in a soybean stubble field. Studied in scope at 150 yards or so. Plover behavior and posture (run short distance, stop, peck). Plain colored compared to killdeer; slightly taller than nearby Killdeer. Light brownish back. Dove-like head, thin black bill, large dark eye. Strong white eye line, dark crown. White throat, whitish belly and vent, broad brown wash on breast. The smallish head, slender neck, and thin bill, and strong white eye line indicated American Golden rather than Black-bellied. Plumage of underparts more consistent with adult basic than juvenile, though latter is most likely at this late date.
Killdeer 70 foraging in large crop field of soybean stubble along Felling Av, south side, east of Tabortown Lake. Scattered over a large area (200 yards or more in width), some in clusters of 5 or so. Some flushed by kestrel, alerting me to the larger flock.
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1

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Date: 11/10/17 6:41 am
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA last shorebird survey for 2017 8 Nov
Julia Wilson and I did our last shorebird survey of the year on Wed, 8 November. Overall shorebird numbers were low, with just 62 individuals recorded. We found four species: greater yellowlegs (39), dunlin (18), lesser yellowlegs (4), and killdeer (1). Waterfowl diversity was higher with 13 species, including a flock of 2 trumpeter and 2 tundra swans.


Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 7:36 AM - 8:18 AM
Protocol: Traveling
203.0 mile(s)
Comments: Water h disturbance b. Most duck numbers are estimated
25 species

Northern Shoveler 14
Gadwall 125
Mallard 475
American Black Duck 3
Northern Pintail 100
Canvasback 5
Ring-necked Duck 85
Pied-billed Grebe 45
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 8
Northern Harrier 3
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Coot 1700
Killdeer 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Meadowlark 5
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 5

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool West, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 8:21 AM - 9:22 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: Water h disturbance a
25 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 1
Northern Shoveler 22
Gadwall 240
American Wigeon 8
Mallard 540
Northern Pintail 7
Green-winged Teal (American) 80
Ring-necked Duck 8
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 16
Northern Harrier 6
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
American Coot 100
Dunlin 14
Greater Yellowlegs 24 Exact count
Lesser Yellowlegs 4
Mourning Dove 3
Northern Flicker 2
American Crow 1
Horned Lark 2
American Tree Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 13
Swamp Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 50

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 9:33 AM - 9:57 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Gp4 water n disturbance a
12 species

Northern Shoveler 2
Mallard 1
Hooded Merganser 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Dunlin 4
Greater Yellowlegs 11 Exact count
American Crow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
American Goldfinch 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP2, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: Water h disturbance a
0 species


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Goose Pond FWA--GP9, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 10:13 AM - 10:16 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: From 1400W. Water h disturbance a
6 species

Gadwall 8
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Great Blue Heron 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
American Coot 3
Eastern Meadowlark 3

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Goose Pond FWA--GP11S, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 10:17 AM - 10:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Water n disturbance a
12 species

Green-winged Teal (American) 9
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 4
American Crow 5
Carolina Wren 1
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Tree Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1
Song Sparrow 8
Swamp Sparrow 3
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP16, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 10:59 AM - 11:04 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Swans seen well at close range. Bill, eye, lores close study.
2 species

Trumpeter Swan 2
Tundra Swan 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP8, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 11:22 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Sandhill Crane 3

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

 

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Date: 11/9/17 5:44 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Farmersburg Mine, Vigo - W-w Scoter, Rough-legged Hawks

Farmersburg Mine, Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 9, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
Comments: Chilly, clear, windy, sunny day (40 F). Checked lakes, mainly, on Farmersburg Rd north of SR 246, Cumminsville Rd north of 246, and Trimmer Rd south of 246.
21 species

Gadwall 30
Mallard 54
Green-winged Teal 15 with Mallards
Redhead 10 with large Ring-neck flock
Ring-necked Duck 260 most (250) on lake visible east of Cumminsville Rd through pines, near 246
White-winged Scoter 1 juvenile, swimming and diving, with white wing visible, and two white patches on flat-topped head: a brighter white circular spot behind eye, and a horizontally oriented oval between eye and bill. Otherwise all dark. Dove periodically, timed once at 45 seconds. In lake on west side of Farmersburg Rd just north of SR246; initially close to road (25 meters), then gradually moved westward to be closer to west shore. By itself, well removed from other ducks on lake (mergansers, bufflehead).
Bufflehead 6 on two lakes
Hooded Merganser 36 on two different lakes
Northern Bobwhite 2 giving hoy calls at sunset; west side of Farmersburg Rd just south of SR 246
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1 silvery male
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult
Rough-legged Hawk 2 south of SR246, hovering over road oblivious to my vehicle or when I got out; one dropped to ground
Mourning Dove 20
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 18
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Eastern Meadowlark 3 singing, along Cumminsville Rd
Red-winged Blackbird 300

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Date: 11/9/17 12:17 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Correction Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins


09 November 2017 - At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary feeders were 4 Pine
Siskins. On 07 November, 2 Tundra Swans arrived and joined 12 Mute Swans in
George Lake, Hammond.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting


 

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Date: 11/9/17 11:48 am
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Tundras and Siskins
09 November 2017 - At the Hammond Bird Sanctuary feeders were 4 Pine
Siskins. On 07 November, 2 Tundra Swans arrived and joined 12 Mute Swans.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting


 

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Date: 11/9/17 8:01 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Wood Stork record from 1998
Jeff,
Congrats if you saw this bird; I missed it on Oct 30. Bird found by Ken Brock and Lynea Hinchman on October 28, 1998. Also seen on October 29. National Lakeshore personnel said the bird had been present a few days prior to October 28. 
The location was 375E just north of US 20. Here is an URL for the location: https://goo.gl/maps/64h3cCuveA22
Here are written directions from Lynea's IN-Bird post (IN-Bird began the month before the stork sighting):
To find the bird, take US Hwy 20 east from Indiana 49 to County Road 375 East. This is a small road that runs north immediately adjacent to Smokey's Bar-b-que. Drive approx. 1/4 mile and watch the west side of the road. There is a small wetland area. The bird was last seen perched in the back of this area high in some trees. It flew up from nearby the road when we first arrived.


 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

From: Jeff Moore <merlin46783...>
To: "<in-bird-l...>" <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:43 AM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wood Stork record from 1998

#yiv4274635272 #yiv4274635272 -- P {margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;}#yiv4274635272 Looking for info on the exact location of this bird.
Date was 10-29-98I believe it was Porter county on a road that went between Hwys 12 and 20.  Road name?
Jeff MooreRoanoke, IN



 

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Date: 11/9/17 6:50 am
From: Margaret Thomas <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Short-eared Owls Gibson Co
The Short-eared Owls are back in Gibson county.
Margaret and KevinWheeling areaGibson county

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Date: 11/9/17 5:43 am
From: Jeff Moore <merlin46783...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wood Stork record from 1998
Looking for info on the exact location of this bird.

Date was 10-29-98

I believe it was Porter county on a road that went between Hwys 12 and 20. Road name?


Jeff Moore

Roanoke, IN

 

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Date: 11/8/17 8:29 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine waterfowl, Vigo
Last night at sundown I spotted two possible W-w Scoters at northeast end of "Tabortown Lake", viewed from Swalls. Distance (0.3 miles) and poor light prevented confirmation. I checked this morning and they were gone. Today's waterfowl included a Snow or Ross's Goose flying with Canadas; a Horned Grebe; and 10 duck species.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Nov 8, 2017 8:15 AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked lakes, ponds along Felling Rd, Swalls Rd, and cattle pond across (east of) Tabortown Rd from Wabash Valley Fitness Center. Temps cool (37 F) but little wind, sunny, clear.
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow/Ross's Goose 1 white goose with black outer wings, flying over me along Swalls Rd with group of 10 Canada Geese. Seemed small over all (impression of a gull amidst Canadas), but neck seemed relatively long.
Canada Goose 30 some in stubble corn fields, others in flight, some on cattle pond
Wood Duck 2
Northern Shoveler 50
Gadwall 40
Mallard 240 about 120 in smaller cattail-lined pond with twice as many coots; most of these flew to county line lake after road crew began working; I counted 230 on county line lake. Many males in breeding plumage.
American Black Duck 3 with mallards, on cattail lake and later county line lake
Ring-necked Duck 40
Lesser Scaup 10
Bufflehead 3
Hooded Merganser 3
Ruddy Duck 3 two mostly brown, one with white cheek
Pied-billed Grebe 40
Horned Grebe 1 Tabortown Lake, with Pied-bills. winter plumage
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1
Killdeer 12 most at cattle pond
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 100
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Savannah Sparrow 1 on fence post by road
Red-winged Blackbird 20

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Date: 11/8/17 5:41 am
From: Jeremy Ross <jeremy.ross...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Surf Scoters, Prides Creek, Pike County
Reports of Surf Scoters inLoogootee at Boggs Creek Resevoir prompted me to check my local lake. I was surprised to find 4 Surf Scoters on Prides Creek Park as well. The 4 ducks slept nearly the whole time I watched them and did not readily associate with the Ruddy and Buffleheads. According to Ebird this is a new county bird. The diversity and number of waterfowl species greatly picked up over the past few days as this lake contained an estimated 40 Pie Billed Grebes and 7 Horned Grebes. I also saw the seasons first Redhead pair with the seasons first Ring necks on a nearby pit. The Hooded Mergansers on Prides Creek were busy courting.

Jeremy Ross
Petersburg, IN

 

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Date: 11/7/17 1:16 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog
It was a cold ,windy cloudy day at the Celery Bog. Not a lot of activity in
the woody part of the area. Leaves have fallen from the trees making it
easier to see the tree tops. There were a few ducks on the water area.

I didn't see the American white Pelican today. I found a few new Duck
species. I was there from 10:00 am to 1:30pm. I saw about (5) other people
in that time.

Birds seen today:

American Coot--150est.

Ring necked Duck--10

Gadwall--10

Canada Goose--100

Pied billed Grebe--20+ mostly on the North end of the area

Mallard--40 probably more than that.

Northern Pintail--1--lone bird with head tucked in out of the cold. Near the
south viewing deck.

Redhead--2

Northern Shoveler--20--all in one group, busy feeding

Mute Swan--4--2 with heads tucked in on the North end of area. 2 feeding on
South end of area

Green winged Teal--6

American Wigeon--2

Great blue Heron--2--they looked very cold

Cooper's Hawk--1

Red tailed Hawk--1

Northern Cardinal--2

Carolina Chickadee--2

American Goldfinch--4

Blue Jay--2

Dark eyed Junco--20-

Belted Kingfisher--1

Golden crowned Kinglet--3--were very close ,and busy, checking for seed or
insects

American Robin--6

House Sparrow--10

Song Sparrow--1

Northern Flicker--1

Downy Woodpecker--6-got very close to them. they were very busy checking
tree bark

Good birding

Russ Allison ,West Lafayette

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








 

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Date: 11/6/17 5:37 pm
From: Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4
After listening to the vocalizations of the types, I believe the flight song I heard at Camp Tecumseh this week was Type II, unkinked. The birds were in red pines, and not long after I first saw the flock, the birds flew to another group of pines beyond the horse corral, and then flew off the property. To my knowledge, they did not return. I heard the flight call as they were over the corral.
Brad Jackson


On Monday, November 6, 2017 5:41 PM, Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> wrote:


On November 3, Becky Heck and I visited Dunes State Park specifically for the Red Crossbills while we were at the lakefront.  We had a minimum of 62 birds at the parking lot east of the gatehouse. I managed to get two recordings that were very poor in quality. 

I heard from Matt Young today about the recordings. He said the first recording at the linked checklist below contains Type 2, 3, and 4 birds.  The second recording is inconclusive as to the types of Red Crossbills. An overview of Red Crossbill types is as http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/recrtype/

My checklist from Nov 3.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40282142
 
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com


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Date: 11/6/17 5:11 pm
From: Yahoo <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Wilson's Warbler
06 Nov. 2017 - In the Hammond Bird Sanctuary was a late adult Wilson's Warbler among other birds.
Carolyn Marsh, Whiting
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Date: 11/6/17 5:00 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 11/6 Red-necked Grebe, Iceland Gull
Today at Miller Beach, Lake County, a large group of birders conducted a lakewatch from the Marquette Park "Concession Stand."Highlights included Tundra Swans, all three scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and Iceland Gull.  Matt Beatty located a juvenile Red-necked Grebe at the Port of Indiana, and Ryan Sanderson had Red Crossbills near the entrance gate at Ind. Dunes State Park.
Miller Beach:Tundra Swan 3Am. Black Duck 9Mallard 89N. Pintail 1Green-winged Teal 70Canvasback 3Redhead 19Ring-necked Duck 24Common Goldeneye 6Bufflehead 46Greater Scaup 133Lesser Scaup 420Surf Scoter 8White-winged Scoter 42 (including an adult male)Black Scoter 6"dark-winged scoter" 8Long-tailed Duck 9Hooded Merganser 20Common Merganser 5Red-breasted Merganser 659Common Loon 263Red-throated Loon 9Horned Grebe 9DC Cormorant 6Bald Eagle 2 (ad & 1st)Red-tailed Hawk 1Sanderling 10Dunlin 1Ring-billed Gull 90Herring Gull 32Bonaparte's Gull 268Iceland Gull 1 (2nd cycle "Thayer's type")Downy Woodpecker 1E. Phoebe 1E. Bluebird 1Palm Warbler 1Dark-eyed Junco 4Am. Tree Sparrow 1Snow Bunting 64
West Beach:Peregrine Falcon 1Red-tailed Hawk 1Cedar Waxwing 20E. Bluebird 1Horned Lark 1Am. Tree Sparrow 2
Port of Indiana:Red-necked Grebe 1 (juvenile)Horned Grebe 2Common Loon 4Red-breasted Merganser 8

 John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 11/6/17 2:41 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Nov 3 - Type 2, 3, and 4
On November 3, Becky Heck and I visited Dunes State Park specifically for the Red Crossbills while we were at the lakefront.  We had a minimum of 62 birds at the parking lot east of the gatehouse. I managed to get two recordings that were very poor in quality. 

I heard from Matt Young today about the recordings. He said the first recording at the linked checklist below contains Type 2, 3, and 4 birds.  The second recording is inconclusive as to the types of Red Crossbills. An overview of Red Crossbill types is as http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/recrtype/

My checklist from Nov 3.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40282142
 
Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com


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Date: 11/6/17 2:24 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront
Indiana Dunes SP, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 6, 2017 6:59 AM - 10:33 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Lot of migration
21 species (+4 other taxa)

swan sp. 11 Looked like Tundra in flight but too far away
Blue-winged Teal 27
Mallard 17
Green-winged Teal 21
Greater/Lesser Scaup 55
Surf Scoter 1
White-winged Scoter 12
Surf/Black Scoter 11
duck sp. 500 Seen over 20 flocks of 15 to 60 ducks unidentified species.
Red-throated Loon 5
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Parasitic Jaeger 1 Intermediate/light slender Juvenile. Cinnamon barring underneath with short pointed central tail feathers. Weakly barred under tail coverts. Cinnamon underwings with white primaries and dark tips. Seen at 100 yards.
Ring-billed Gull 11
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Common Redpoll 1
Red Crossbill 26 Males and Females - Life bird
Pine Siskin 7
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40341833

Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Nov 6, 2017 11:01 AM - 11:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
8 species (+1 other taxa)

Greater Scaup 1
Greater/Lesser Scaup 17
White-winged Scoter 4
Red-throated Loon 2 Flyover
Horned Grebe 1
Red-necked Grebe 2
Ring-billed Gull 81
Herring Gull 3
American Crow 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40343036

Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US
Nov 6, 2017 1:28 PM - 2:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
23 species

Canada Goose 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
American Coot 62
Ring-billed Gull 7
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Hermit Thrush 1
Field Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 1
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 19
House Sparrow 21

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40346060

Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, US
Nov 6, 2017 3:26 PM - 4:12 PM
Protocol: Stationary
4 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 7
duck sp. 125 In 4 far out flocks
Double-crested Cormorant 8
Ring-billed Gull 167
Herring Gull 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40347525

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Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 11/5/17 4:08 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon - Oct. 29-Nov. 5
We’ve seen 71 species from our deck over the past week. The list includes 14 waterfowl species including 2 Canvasback on Oct. 29, 150 Ring-necks on Oct. 31, 63 Lesser Scaup on Nov. 3, our FOS Bufflehead on Nov. 3, and our FOS Hooded Mergansers on Oct. 29. We also had our FOS Common Loons on Oct 29 and our FOS Horned Grebe on Nov. 4. Five Bald Eagles were present today, including 3 adults, a juv. and a 3rd-basic. Shorebird habitat is slowly disappearing with the rains; of the 5 species, Killdeer and Dunlin were most consistent with 32 of the latter on Nov. 1. We saw our last Tree Swallows on Nov. 3, had Brown Creeper on Oct. 29. (FOS from yard) and 2 Golden-cr. Kinglets today (our FOS from the yard). A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak that appeared on Oct. 29 remained through Nov. 3. Pine Siskin numbers have been building over the past week as we counted 53 at the feeders today.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Numbers below are for Oct 29, Oct. 31, Nov. 3, Nov. 4 and, Nov. 5

Canada Goose 0, 0, 22, 42, 46
Wood Duck 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Northern Shoveler 0, 6, 2, 5, 7
American Wigeon 0, 4, 0, 0, 1
Gadwall 21, 46, 42, 58, 54
Mallard 14, 10, 24, 9, 13
Northern Pintail 0, 5, 1, 0, 10
Green-winged Teal 18, 8, 6, 26, 12
Canvasback 2, 0, 0, 0, 0
Ring-necked Duck 0, 150, 15, 3, 0
Lesser Scaup 0, 25, 63, 1, 0
Bufflehead 0, 0, 1, 1, 0
Hooded Merganser 2, 0, 6, 1, 6
Ruddy Duck 0, 1, 1, 2, 0

Common Loon 3, 0, 0, 0, 0

Pied-billed Grebe 15, 12, 8, 7, 5
Horned Grebe 0, 0, 0, 1, 0

Double-crested Cormorant 22, 3, 8, 13, 18

Great Blue Heron 3, 3, 3, 4, 3

Turkey Vulture 4, 0, 38, 30, 33
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0, 0, 1, 2
Cooper’s Hawk 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
Bald Eagle 1, 2, 2, 2, 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0, 0, 2, 2, 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0, 0, 5, 0, 4

American Coot 20, 14, 45, 45, 14

Killdeer 6, 0, 8, 3, 2
Dunlin 7, 10, 5, 0, 0 + 32 on 10/1
Least Sandpiper 0, 0, 0, 2, 0
Pectoral Sandpiper 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
Greater Yellowlegs 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
Bonaparte's Gull 4, 4, 4, 5, 17
Ring-billed Gull 51, 43, 36, 44, 26
Herring Gull 1, 0, 0, 0, 0

Mourning Dove 2, 2, 1, 0, 1

Belted Kingfisher 2, 1, 1, 2, 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, 1, 1, 2, 1
Downy Woodpecker 2, 3, 3, 4, 2
Hairy Woodpecker 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
Northern Flicker 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1, 1, 1, 2, 2

Blue Jay 1, 0, 3, 5, 3
American Crow 4, 1, 28, 27, 27
Horned Lark 0, 0, 11, 0, 0
Tree Swallow 5, 7, 3, 0, 0
Carolina Chickadee 1, 2, 2, 3, 2
Tufted Titmouse 1, 1, 1, 2, 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2, 1, 2, 2, 2
Brown Creeper 1, 0, 0, 0, 0
Carolina Wren 1, 0, 1, 1, 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 0, 0, 0, 0, 2
Eastern Bluebird 0, 0, 2, 2, 5
American Robin 0, 0, 14, 30, 150
Gray Catbird 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
European Starling 0, 0, 35, 15, 180
American Pipit 0, 0, 2, 0, 0
Cedar Waxwing 0, 0, 10, 0, 0
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2, 1, 0, 0, 1
Dark-eyed Junco 1, 1, 1, 2, 1
White-throated Sparrow 1, 1, 0, 2, 1
Song Sparrow 1, 2, 3, 3, 2
Swamp Sparrow 1, 0, 0, 1, 1
Northern Cardinal 2, 3, 3, 13, 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1, 1, 1, 0, 0
Red-winged Blackbird 1, 1, 55, 35, 130
Rusty Blackbird 0, 0, 12, 0, 0
Common Grackle 0, 0 180, 80, 80
House Finch 2, 2, 2, 4, 2
Pine Siskin 0, 0, 11, 48, 53
American Goldfinch 12, 9, 21, 25, 24
House Sparrow 0, 0, 0, 0, 2



 

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Date: 11/5/17 2:43 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Merlin and American Bittern
05 November 2017 - Julie Bonnema and I did some birding at Forsythe
Park/Wolf Lake, Hammond George Lake and 129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf
Lake. Foggy, overcast, but fairly warm day. Our first winter American Tree
Sparrows.



Forsythe Park/Wolf Lake (two people in a canoe forcing waterfowl to fly.)

Canada Goose 125+

Mallard 80+

Northern Shoveler 7

Ruddy Ducks, 2 F

Pied-billed Grebe 5

Great Blue Heron 2

American Coot 6

Pied-billed Grebe 8



Hammond, George Lake - North Basin at sw end.

Canada Goose 12

Mute Swan 10

Mallard 15

Green-wing Teal 2

Northern Shoveler 4

Ruddy Duck 4 F

Pied-billed Grebe 7

American Coot 50+ on opposite side

Red-tailed Hawk 1, juv. on top of telephone pole with an injured wing and
unable to fly.

Belter Kingfisher 1 M

MERLIN 1 (saw twice)

American Tree Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 1

Dark-eyed Junco 5

American Goldfinch 12

Song Sparrow 1



129th St. State Line Wetland/Wolf Lake highlights:

Red-tailed Hawk 2

AMERICAN BITTERN 1



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN






 

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Date: 11/5/17 1:33 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purple finch Morgan Co.
  Today we had 2 female purple finches at our feeders. Also continue to see few pine siskins daily, mostly at the sunflower feeders, not the thistle feeders. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co.
 

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Date: 11/5/17 9:51 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, November 5, 2017
The Sunday morning bird group tallied 57 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintall
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Dunlin
Bonaparte's Gull
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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

Don Williams
 

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Date: 11/5/17 5:34 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills (36)again today IDSP


 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:44 am
From: Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Porter County Rusty Blackbird, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow
On Saturday November 4, while birding the lakefront, I visited a couple locations separately from the larger group reported by John Cassaday . Lists are on eBird, but here are some highlights.

At West Beach near Long Lake, I found 355 American Coots, 11 Golden-crowned Kinglets, 3 Song Sparrows, 2 Swamp Sparrows, a Field Sparrow, a Winter Wren, and two Red-headed Woodpeckers. Near the West Beach gatehouse, there were 40 Rusty Blackbirds.

Near Beverly Shores on the Great Marsh Trail, I saw a Fox Sparrow. However, that trail is partly under water due to Beaver flooding, so I was unable to cover most of it.

Bob Guth
Goshen, IN
bobwgfsa using gmail

 

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Date: 11/4/17 7:46 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Lake Michigan





We set off from Ft Wayne with nine birders, picking up more along the way for a total of 12. Michigan City harbor seemed strangely quiet, but with a few good birds. We cruised down Beverly Drive in light rain, without really stopping. Lakeview in the National Lakeshore was a convenient rest stop, and a chance to say hello to Jeff McCoy, et al, but the prospect of Red Crossbills lure us on, so we didn't stay long. At Indian Dunes State Park, we had a flyover of crossbills, identified by their chatter more than visually; then it started to rain in earnest.


That seemed to be a good time for lunch. But with the crossbill being a life bird for about half our group, we returned to the park for a better look. We didn't get a better look at first, so we repaired to the Nature Center to watch feeders for a while. Finally, our bird returned to the tops of the tall pines near the entrance kiosk, and all got good scope looks.


Total species count, 38


Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US

Nov 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: 45 F, light wind, light rain
8 species

Lesser Scaup 100
Black Scoter 25
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Sanderling 2
Parasitic Jaeger 1 A flyby bird. Smaller and less bulky than Pomarine Jaeger
Ring-billed Gull 70
Short-eared Owl 1
Snow Bunting 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40310639

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


Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive Central, Broadway to Lake Shore County Road, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 4, 2017 10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
15 species

Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 1
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 100
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 30
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40311047

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



Beverly Shores--Lakefront, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 4, 2017 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Poor visibility due to light mmist
6 species

Horned Grebe 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Robin 2
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40311111

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



Indiana Dunes SP, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 4, 2017 11:05 AM - 1:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
17 species

Common Loon 4
Horned Grebe 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Song Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Red Crossbill 55
American Goldfinch 9
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40311214

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



Others seen along US 30 on the way from Ft Wayne:


Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret - just east of Plymouth
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
European Starling


Ed Powers & Eric Helfrich, co-leaders






 

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Date: 11/4/17 6:25 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Correction to 11/4 Lakefront report.
Though Yellow-Rumped Warbler was reconsidered  for a split.  Apparently, they backed off on the most recent vote.  Must have been wishful thinking on my part.  My apology for any confusion.  Our list today for the Hammond Bird Sanctuary should in fact be Yellow-rumped Warbler 4 (3 "Myrtle" form and 1 "Audubon" form).
John John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 11/4/17 5:02 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 11/4 Barn Owl, Audubon's Warbler, Red Crossbill, Common Redpoll
Though the weather was dark, gloomy and often wet, the birding company and birds were quite enjoyable on the Lakefront today.I joined Annie Aguirre, Matt Beatty, Bob Guth, Kathy McClain, Jeff McCoy, Randy Pals, Kristin Stratton, Tanner Troyer, Lynn Vernon, and Sara and Adam Wilson (along with many others throughout the day) as we birded several sites.  Highlights included all three scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, Red-throated Loons, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Barn Owl, Merlin, Red Crossbills, Common Redpolls, and the recently re-split Audubon's Warbler.
We started at Dunes State Park looking for Crossbills and stayed for a lakewatch:Wood Duck 2Am. Wigeon 2N. Shoveler 2Redhead 2Ring-necked Duck 2Greater Scaup 15Lesser Scaup 42Bufflehead 10Red-breasted Merganser 22Surf Scoter 1Black Scoter 1White-winged Scoter 14 (including a single flock of 13)Common Loon 18Red-throated Loon 2Horned Grebe 20Bonaparte's Gull 21Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 (1st cycle)Cooper's Hawk 1Merlin 1Hairy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 2Blue Jay 2Red-breasted Nuthatch 2Golden-crowned Kinglet 3 (including one that briefly rested inside Jeff's car!)Brown Creeper 1Am. Robin 6Am. Pipit 4DE Junco 6Common Redpoll 2 (flew over the entrance gate lot.)Red Crossbill 72 (we started seeing numerous flocks soon after dawn around the entrance gate and out on the beach parking lot.  72 is a conservative estimate.)
Beverly Shores Lakeview:Common Loon 4Downy Woodpecker 1Black-capped Chickadee 1Blue Jay 2
Hammond Bird Sanctuary:BARN OWL 1(first found by Carolyn Marsh and relocated again today by Matt Kalwasinski and Michael Topp.  It was tucked in to deep cover near the east end, fast asleep.  Fairly large owl with golden-brown upperparts, white breast, and heart-shaped white face)Golden-crowned Kinglet 6Brown Creeper 1Winter Wren 1Am. Robin 6Gray Catbird 1Myrtle Warbler 3AUDUBON'S WARBLER 1 (Two fairly large warblers landed at the top of a sapling while we were watching the Barn Owl.  Both birds were the same size and were identified as yellow-rumped warblers based on their dark upperparts, dark faces, black-streaked flanks with yellow backgrounds, white bellies, and distinctive call notes.  One bird had a YELLOW THROAT.  They quickly flew east out of sight.  Fortunately, Annie also identified the Audubon's before they flew.)DE Junco 3White-crowned Sparrow 1White-throated Sparrow 1Fox Sparrow 1Am. Goldfinch 1
Miller Beach (Randy and Lynn):Long-tailed Duck 2 (M & F)Horned Grebe 3Common Loon 3DC Cormorant 3
Hammond:Great Egret 1
Michigan City Harbor:Herring Gull 35Ring-billed Gull 40

  John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 11/4/17 10:40 am
From: RICHARD WOOD <RWOODPHD...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Continue at Dunes State Park.
My wife and I saw them earlier this morning before it began to rain. We went there this morning and were shown the birds by a very nice couple from Nashville, Indiana.


Richard



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From: Rachel Holdeman <rah8490...>
Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:09 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Continue at Dunes State Park.

My sister Amy and I are currently viewing about 15 red crossbills east of the entrance gate at Dunes State Park in a mild drizzle. Found them in about 1 minute after pulling into the parking lot. Thank you to all who kept us updated on their presence. Don't you wish it was always this easy?

Rachel Holdeman
Indianapolis

 

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Date: 11/4/17 10:09 am
From: Rachel Holdeman <rah8490...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Continue at Dunes State Park.
My sister Amy and I are currently viewing about 15 red crossbills east of
the entrance gate at Dunes State Park in a mild drizzle. Found them in
about 1 minute after pulling into the parking lot. Thank you to all who
kept us updated on their presence. Don't you wish it was always this easy?

Rachel Holdeman
Indianapolis

 

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Date: 11/4/17 8:10 am
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Franklin's & Black-backed Gulls, Red-necked Grebe, Red Crossbills type 2 and 4, Long-tailed Ducks
I performed a lake watch in the am with Don Gorney and Becky Heck and then moved eastward along the lakeshore.
While there was some movement of waterfowl (all 3 Scoters and a Long-tailed Duck that Don located), gulls and more uncommmon species we sought were not moving. 
Highlights in the afternoon were Rusty Blackbirds and an adult Red-necked Grebe in Porter Co., upgrade in my photos and recordings of Red Crossbills at Dunes SP, and Lesser Black-backed & Franklin's Gulls along with a fly-by Long-tailed Duck at Michigan City.  The Franklin's Gull was a sadly, moribund 1st-winter bird that died soon after I saw it on the beach.  

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

Miller Beach Marquette Park:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40290485

West Beach: 10 Rusty Blackbirds along entrance rd.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40290546

Portage Lakefront Park: devoid of birds
Beverly Shores/Dune Acres Shrike areas-nothing of note except many Red-headed Woodpeckers

Porter Co. site:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40290594

Indiana Dunes SP:
eBird Checklist – Indiana Dunes SP, Indiana – Fri Nov 03, 2017 – 1 species

Michigan City Harbor:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40290615


John Kendall
Warsaw














 

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Date: 11/3/17 8:12 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl
On 11-12-11 I had a Barn Owl on a deer carcass in the small Pinery just east of Portage Lakefront Park (now fenced off and off-limits).

You will not often see a Barn Owl in Jack Pines! Photos courtesy of John Kendall.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/6338763408/in/album-72157622804361282/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jckendall/6338736154/in/album-72157622804361282/

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From: Kim Charles <kcharlesmsw...>
To: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Cc: <In-bird-l...>
Sent: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:53:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl

I love that story, Carolyn.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 3, 2017, at 5:51 PM, Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...><mailto:<cmarshbird...>> wrote:

Yesterday, 02 November 2017 at about 1 p.m., I discovered a state endangered Barn Owl (Tylo alba) in the Hammond Bird Sanctuary. Bob Buskirk, former editor of the Indiana Audubon Quarterly, was visiting the sanctuary, but was in a different area so I went to look for him. Within minutes we connected to go where I had seen it, but, it was gone. We walked together and separately to relocate it, but failed. Due to time constraints and drizzle, we left the sanctuary at different times.

Today Kathy McClain and I walked the sanctuary in the earlier afternoon and it wasn’t seen.

This is the second Barn Owl in the history of the sanctuary. It was a calm, sunny 60-degree day on October 25, 1993 when I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment with Elizabeth McCloskey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, to walk the woods. The 16-acre sanctuary was threatened by a condominium and retail development so the meeting was to convince the Service it should be protected for the birds. As we walked the landfill, it was hard to describe how it attracted massive numbers of birds since it was the end of October. Talking on the trail in front of Liz, to my amazement, I was interrupted by the sight of a Barn Owl that flew from a very big old Mulberry Tree. (The tree is still there.) It was about 4 feet off the ground when it started to fly low toward us, and at about 30 feet in front of us, it extended its talons to brake its flight and turned around. It flew to the west end of the woods and perched high in a cottonwood tree. The tree still had gold leaves on it that camouflaged its golden feathers well, but we both had good looks at its white heart shaped face. We were speechless and convinced it was bird sanctuary.

Twenty-four years ago was prior to the marina, casino, parking lots, and overpass so it was conceivable why it landed there. Why it appeared on the lakefront today is truly puzzling.

Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 11/3/17 7:32 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Roush Reservoir - Dunlin mega-flock
November 3rd
Roush Reservoir, Huntington Co., notables-
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 3
Lesser Scaup 16
Hooded Merganser 3
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 3
Common Loon 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Dunlin 693 (all but 13 were in one flock on the flats looking east from Kil-so-qua Campground; biggest single flock of this species I've ever seen in Indiana; was initially pleased with the 13 I had on the old Little Turtle Beach!)
Bonaparte's Gull 95 (distracted, however, from my counting by a movie crew that arrived and unloaded a live donkey on to the beach)
Red-headed Woodpecker 11 (going nuts in the campground over this year's oak mast crop; dropping acorns on my head while trying to count Dunlin, a lot of distractions today)

--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 11/3/17 5:53 pm
From: Kim Charles <kcharlesmsw...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl
I love that story, Carolyn.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 3, 2017, at 5:51 PM, Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...><mailto:<cmarshbird...>> wrote:

Yesterday, 02 November 2017 at about 1 p.m., I discovered a state endangered Barn Owl (Tylo alba) in the Hammond Bird Sanctuary. Bob Buskirk, former editor of the Indiana Audubon Quarterly, was visiting the sanctuary, but was in a different area so I went to look for him. Within minutes we connected to go where I had seen it, but, it was gone. We walked together and separately to relocate it, but failed. Due to time constraints and drizzle, we left the sanctuary at different times.

Today Kathy McClain and I walked the sanctuary in the earlier afternoon and it wasn’t seen.

This is the second Barn Owl in the history of the sanctuary. It was a calm, sunny 60-degree day on October 25, 1993 when I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment with Elizabeth McCloskey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, to walk the woods. The 16-acre sanctuary was threatened by a condominium and retail development so the meeting was to convince the Service it should be protected for the birds. As we walked the landfill, it was hard to describe how it attracted massive numbers of birds since it was the end of October. Talking on the trail in front of Liz, to my amazement, I was interrupted by the sight of a Barn Owl that flew from a very big old Mulberry Tree. (The tree is still there.) It was about 4 feet off the ground when it started to fly low toward us, and at about 30 feet in front of us, it extended its talons to brake its flight and turned around. It flew to the west end of the woods and perched high in a cottonwood tree. The tree still had gold leaves on it that camouflaged its golden feathers well, but we both had good looks at its white heart shaped face. We were speechless and convinced it was bird sanctuary.

Twenty-four years ago was prior to the marina, casino, parking lots, and overpass so it was conceivable why it landed there. Why it appeared on the lakefront today is truly puzzling.

Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN
 

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Date: 11/3/17 4:30 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 40+ Red Crossbills IDSP Entrance Lot
Again today

 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:51 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Barn Owl
Yesterday, 02 November 2017 at about 1 p.m., I discovered a state endangered
Barn Owl (Tylo alba) in the Hammond Bird Sanctuary. Bob Buskirk, former
editor of the Indiana Audubon Quarterly, was visiting the sanctuary, but was
in a different area so I went to look for him. Within minutes we connected
to go where I had seen it, but, it was gone. We walked together and
separately to relocate it, but failed. Due to time constraints and drizzle,
we left the sanctuary at different times.



Today Kathy McClain and I walked the sanctuary in the earlier afternoon and
it wasn't seen.



This is the second Barn Owl in the history of the sanctuary. It was a calm,
sunny 60-degree day on October 25, 1993 when I had a 10:30 a.m. appointment
with Elizabeth McCloskey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, to walk the woods.
The 16-acre sanctuary was threatened by a condominium and retail development
so the meeting was to convince the Service it should be protected for the
birds. As we walked the landfill, it was hard to describe how it attracted
massive numbers of birds since it was the end of October. Talking on the
trail in front of Liz, to my amazement, I was interrupted by the sight of a
Barn Owl that flew from a very big old Mulberry Tree. (The tree is still
there.) It was about 4 feet off the ground when it started to fly low toward
us, and at about 30 feet in front of us, it extended its talons to brake its
flight and turned around. It flew to the west end of the woods and perched
high in a cottonwood tree. The tree still had gold leaves on it that
camouflaged its golden feathers well, but we both had good looks at its
white heart shaped face. We were speechless and convinced it was bird
sanctuary.



Twenty-four years ago was prior to the marina, casino, parking lots, and
overpass so it was conceivable why it landed there. Why it appeared on the
lakefront today is truly puzzling.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, IN


 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:39 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Brown Creeper, other stuff ...
I just saw our FOS Brown Creeper in our yard a few minutes ago. It was competing with a Hairy Woodpecker for some suet.    Also, as I was walking in to work this morning, I heard an Eastern Towhee "Chwinking", and a few each of both White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:21 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hillenbrand FWA, Greene Co.
I birded this refuge for the first time for eBird purposes (it's a hotspot with 5 previous visits). I worked mainly east of Hwy 59, an area of strip pit lakes (with almost no waterfowl), a mixture of mostly short stature mixed deciduous-pine forest (short Virginia pines), and tall grass and forbs mixed with juniper and other shrubs. A mix of paved and gravel roads. To the west of Hwy 59 are the extensive tall grass prairie restoration grasslands, near Moss Lake. Pleasant, productive birding. The highlights were adding two personal Greene County species (Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch), and seeing a very large flock of Cedar Waxwings.

Hillenbrand FWA, Greene, Indiana, US
Nov 3, 2017 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove throughout the FWA, almost entirely east of Hwy 59, with a late check (2:50-3:15) of the west side (Moss Lake). Stopped in several places for walk-around birding. Drove east on Greene CR 700N, stopping along road and at Midland Lake, then south on 1100W, detouring to Horseshoe Lake, then 475N to east boundary, and south on 1100W to 400N. West on 625N, stopping a few times, and out to Midland. Weather overcast at mid-morning, clearing totally by noon; wind about 10 mph, steadily all day; air temps 52 degrees F to 60 F. Quiet, few vehicles.
39 species

Canada Goose 1
Gadwall 2
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Turkey Vulture 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 one heard softly calling, in response to recording
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 8
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 25 scattered across refuge, groups of 5 or fewer; several with waxwing flocks
American Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 3 all on one branch; in wooded area, responding to recordings of owl and thrush calls
American Robin 75
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 225 one big flock of 150 seen early along 700N near Hwy 59; perched in trees above bush honeysuckle stand in which a dozen or more were feeding on fruits. This flock counted by ten's. Subsequently, three flocks of about 50 each were seen within a few miles of this site. It seemed likely that at least half of these were new birds, not counted at first site.
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 in mixed flock with white-throated sparrows, etc
Yellow-rumped Warbler 5 one pair, and three singles in different areas
Field Sparrow 6
Fox Sparrow 2 singles, with mixed flocks of other sparrows
Dark-eyed Junco 33
White-crowned Sparrow 7
White-throated Sparrow 47 most common and widely encountered sparrow of the day
Song Sparrow 18
Swamp Sparrow 7
Eastern Towhee 8
Northern Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 29
Purple Finch 2 females, together in woods, fairly high in maples; calls heard first
American Goldfinch 19

View this checklist online at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org%2Febird%2Fview%2Fchecklist%2FS40286376&data=02%7C01%<7Cpeter.scott...>%7C332e72495190406a692708d522ffd9b4%7C3eeabe396b1c4f95ae682fab18085f8d%7C1%7C0%7C636453404617724323&sdata=iIL8VtNB8GZDFF1TT6zGJkeXDZyjnfdI8fLIkqJSr0I%3D&reserved=0

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Febird.org&data=02%7C01%<7Cpeter.scott...>%7C332e72495190406a692708d522ffd9b4%7C3eeabe396b1c4f95ae682fab18085f8d%7C1%7C0%7C636453404617724323&sdata=apQMMAx49fx0Xl1eTbEM9Zz%2Bqwh9EdUueBb2B8WDRm8%3D&reserved=0)
 

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Date: 11/2/17 3:35 pm
From: Leland Shaum <sleepyck...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills at IDSP
We were in the entrance parking lot from about 1:30 to 2:00 CDT and counted
and photographed up to 35 RECR.



Leland Shaum


 

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Date: 11/2/17 12:08 pm
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] FW: eBird Report - Celery Bog Nature Area, Nov 2, 2017
Our early bird hike was dark and gloomy (soon to be solved by "falling back" to standard time). At first, I thought that we did not have much that was surprising - waterfowl moving through, creeper, both kinglets. But eBird flagged the three Tree Swallows as being unusual for this date. Our hybrid goose was also there.

Barny
<Misner13...>

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US Nov 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
24 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 60
Mute Swan 2
Northern Shoveler 30
Gadwall 10
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 30
Green-winged Teal 7
Ring-necked Duck 25
Ruddy Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 12
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Bald Eagle 2
American Coot 20
Pectoral Sandpiper 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Tree Swallow 3 good views over wetland basin near Walmart
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 4
European Starling 6
Red-winged Blackbird 50
blackbird sp. 50


 

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Date: 11/2/17 10:31 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills continue IDSP entrance lot
RECR 30 + birds in white pines

 

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Date: 11/2/17 6:52 am
From: Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront bird reports
Pine Siskins and goldfinch at my feeder in Monroe County. Also white throated sparrows on ground.

Peace,

Sherry


> On Oct 29, 2017, at 7:11 PM, Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> wrote:
>
> Multiple birders at multiple sites:
>
> Dunes State Park-
> Red Crossbills 57
> Common Redpoll 1 unknowingly photographed with crossbills
> Pine Siskins 15
> Common Loon 12
> Bonapartes Gull 5
> Bald Eagle 1
>
> West Beach-
> Northern Shrike 1 in the pinery
>
> Reynold's Creek-
> Merlin 1
> Leconte's Sparrow 6

 

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Date: 11/2/17 6:12 am
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pine siskins Morgan County
The past 2 days we have had approx. 20 pine siskins feeding on the ground by our sunflower platform feeders. Only a couple have visited the thistle feeders. Also had a late ovenbird 2 days ago. Doug Johnstone, Morgan County
 

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Date: 11/2/17 5:55 am
From: Conrad, Tiffany <TConrad...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gene Stratton-Porter Christmas Bird Count- December 17
Calling all birders!!

I am beginning preparations for our annual Christmas Bird Count at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site on Sunday December 17th. We start at 8:00 and we go at least until noon where lunch will be provided in the Carriage House. We will gather and tally our birds and talk about what has been counted. The last few years weather hasn't been too cooperative but we've still had a pretty decent count. We try to have at least 3 teams in the field so if you have a favorite birding partner, this is a great chance to get out and explore some of the great birding in Northeast Indiana.

If you are interested in helping out, please let me know. Don't worry if you are unsure of our area, we'll be sure to partner you with someone who knows their way around. Our circle includes Chain O Lakes, Kendallville and a few ACRES preserves around the site so if you have a preferred area to bird, just let me know. I look forward to having you out to help! You can contact me via the email address or phone number listed below.

Happy Birding!


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


 

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Date: 11/1/17 9:39 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] pine siskins, vigo
Diana and I had 25 Pine Siskins at our feeder this morning, plus 2 Purple Finches and 1 Red-br Nuthatch. We've had siskins off and on for a couple of weeks (1, 3, 8), but this is the most. They like the black oil sunflower seeds. (Nevins Township, Vigo Co.)

 

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Date: 11/1/17 6:49 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills IDSP today at entrance lot


 

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Date: 10/31/17 2:15 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (31-Oct-2017). Black-legged Kittiwake, Redpolls, & Red Crossbills
Today (31-Oct-2017) John Cassady and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

Although the wind was westerly we enjoyed a fine lakewatch with all three scoters, Long-tailed Duck, Black-legged Kittiwake, and Common Redpolls. Pals Magnitude of the flight was 17.24, which is currently the season’s fifth best flight.

—DUNES STATE PARK (AM & PM visits, met Eric Michaels in PM)
Common Loon,1 flyby
Sharp-shinned Hawk,1
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Golden-crowned Kinglet,2
Eastern Bluebird,4
Red Crossbill,59
Pine Siskin,4

—MILLER BEACH CONCESSION STAND
Lakewatch 8:15-11:30AM
Wood Duck,1
Gadwall,4
American Wigeon,3
American Black Duck,1
Mallard,70
Northern Shoveler,23
Northern Pintail,5
Green-winged Teal,34
Redhead,63
Ring-necked Duck,77
Greater Scaup,67
Lesser Scaup,570
Surf Scoter,6
White-winged Scoter,1
Black Scoter,1
dark-winged scoter,12
Long-tailed Duck,1
Bufflehead,11
Hooded Merganser,16
Red-breasted Merganser,18
Ruddy Duck,1
Red-throated Loon,1
Common Loon,16
Double-crested Cormorant,5
Black-bellied Plover,1 juv
Dunlin,2
Black-legged Kittiwake,1 juv- passed with a Bony flock
Bonaparte’s Gull,91- 75 adults & 16 first-cycle
Herring Gull,6
Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 first-cycle
Yellow-rumped Warbler,1
Common Redpoll,2- flyby calling- on landed

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Horned Grebe,1
Bonaparte’s Gull,13
Franklin’s Gull,1 first-cycle
Ring-billed Gull,45
Herring Gull,12
Winter Wren,1

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 10/30/17 4:21 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills and Wilson’s Warbler
Brad Bumgardner and I counted at least 64 Red Crossbills at Dunes SP this afternoon. I was able to make some recordings and the birds gave Mike Topp, Matt Beatty and me great looks when they came down to drink at the pond by the gate house.
I also had a Wilson’s Warbler at Ogden Dunes and some waterfowl at Michigan City and Ogden Dunes.

Ogden Dunes Highlights:
Surf Scoter-2
Black Scoter-1
Bonaparte’s Gull-2
Gray Catbird-1
Wilson’s Warbler-1 female
Yellow-rumped Warbler-3
GC Kinglet-8
RC Kinglet-1
White-throated Sparrow-3
Blue Jay-6
Am. Goldfinch -68 at feeder and majority feeding on adjacent Spruce Tree cones.

Michigan City
Bonaparte’s Gull-25

John Kendall
Warsaw


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Date: 10/30/17 12:32 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Hancock County Northern Shrike
Jeff Timmons noticed the error in my original post. The bird was indeed seen today, Monday, October 30. Marilyn Smith saw it on October 29. Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com

From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
To: IN-BIRDS <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 2:43 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hancock County Northern Shrike

While running errands at lunchtime I checked on a possible shrike seen by Marilyn Smith on Sunday afternoon in Hancock County. She viewed it at a distance, saw that it had a mask, and that it perched differently than a mockingbird. When she tried to get closer she could not relocate.
On Oct 30, a bit after noon, I found it north of 600N by 0.2 miles on the east side of 400W. There is an east-west ditch that flows into the north-south Buck Creek (ditch) at this location. The bird was at the top of the largest tree. It is the only tall tree in the immediate area of where the ditches meet. The bird was about 250-300 feet from the road and I could not ID the bird in the gloom and sprinkles with binoculars only. I had to scope it to confirm it was a Northern Shrike. It flew once while I was present but returned to the top of the tree. I obtained pics for eBird documentation. The graveled 400W is a fairly quiet country road.  
It is an immature bird. An adult Sharp-shinned Hawk was also working the ditch. This is my second Northern Shrike for Hancock. On December 30, 2000, I had an adult while participating in the Hancock County Christmas Bird Count. 
View the checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40211235


 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com


 

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Date: 10/30/17 11:43 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hancock County Northern Shrike
While running errands at lunchtime I checked on a possible shrike seen by Marilyn Smith on Sunday afternoon in Hancock County. She viewed it at a distance, saw that it had a mask, and that it perched differently than a mockingbird. When she tried to get closer she could not relocate.
On Oct 20, a bit after noon, I found it north of 600N by 0.2 miles on the east side of 400W. There is an east-west ditch that flows into the north-south Buck Creek (ditch) at this location. The bird was at the top of the largest tree. It is the only tall tree in the immediate area of where the ditches meet. The bird was about 250-300 feet from the road and I could not ID the bird in the gloom and sprinkles with binoculars only. I had to scope it to confirm it was a Northern Shrike. It flew once while I was present but returned to the top of the tree. I obtained pics for eBird documentation. The graveled 400W is a fairly quiet country road.  
It is an immature bird. An adult Sharp-shinned Hawk was also working the ditch. This is my second Northern Shrike for Hancock. On December 30, 2000, I had an adult while participating in the Hancock County Christmas Bird Count. 
View the checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40211235


 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 10/30/17 9:42 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Jackson Co Ewing Bottoms longspur vesper sparrows
Highlights in the Ewing Bottoms today were a sharp-shinned hawk, a Lapland longspur, and vesper sparrows.

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Julia Wilson, Paoli
>
> Ewing Bottoms, Jackson, Indiana, US
> Oct 30, 2017 8:42 AM - 12:18 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 15.9 mile(s)
> Comments: SACR survey, none found
> 46 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck 3
> Turkey Vulture 8
> Northern Harrier 4
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Immature hunting amgo and yrwa
> Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1 Quick look flying away
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Killdeer 11
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 13
> Mourning Dove 17
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> American Kestrel 4
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 4
> Horned Lark 32
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
> Brown Creeper 1
> Carolina Wren 2
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> American Robin 2
> European Starling 160
> American Pipit 2
> Cedar Waxwing 60
> Lapland Longspur 1 Rattle call and sweet flight call heard on single flyover at 300N east of 225W
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 36
> Chipping Sparrow 4
> Field Sparrow 3
> Fox Sparrow (Red) 1
> White-crowned Sparrow 9
> White-throated Sparrow 3
> Vesper Sparrow 5
> Savannah Sparrow 6
> Song Sparrow 22
> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
> Swamp Sparrow 8
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Eastern Meadowlark 7
> Red-winged Blackbird 15
> House Finch 1
> Pine Siskin 7
> American Goldfinch 121
> House Sparrow 12
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40210685
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/29/17 7:06 pm
From: Laurie's Home <lauriev117...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday October 29, 2017
Add Coopers Hawk and Hermit Thrush to list to make it 71.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 29, 2017, at 1:26 PM, Don Williams <sailbird...> wrote:
>
> Sunday morning birders tallied 69 species. The list includes
>
> Canada Goose
> Wood Duck
> Gadwall
> Mallard
> Northern Shoveler
> Green-winged Teal
> Bufflehead
> Ruddy Duck
> Common Loon
> Pied-billed Grebe
> Horned Grebe
> Double-crested Cormorant
> Great blue Heron
> Turkey Vulture
> Osprey
> Bald Eagle
> Red-shouldered Hawk
> Red-tailed Hawk
> American Kestrel
> American Coot
> Killdeer
> Dunlin
> Bonaparte's Gull
> Laughing Gull
> Franklin's Gull
> Ring-billed Gull
> Rock Pigeon
> Mourning Dove
> Barred Owl
> Short-eared Owl
> Belted Kingfisher
> Red-headed Woodpecker
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Northern Flicker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> Eastern Phoebe
> Blue Jay
> American Crow
> Fish Crow
> Tree Swallow
> Carolina Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> White-breasted Nuthatch
> Brown Creeper
> Carolina Wren
> Marsh Wren
> Golden-crowned Kinglet
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> Eastern Bluebird
> American Robin
> Gray Catbird
> Northern Mockingbird
> European Starling
> Orange-crowned Warbler
> Yellow-rumped Warbler
> Palm Warbler
> Eastern Towhee
> Chipping Sparrow
> Fox Sparrow
> Song Sparrow
> White-throated Sparrow
> White-crowned Sparrow
> Dark-eyed Junco
> Northern Cardinal
> Common Grackle
> American Goldfinch
> House Sparrow
>
> Bird walk beings at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.
>
> Don Williams

 

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Date: 10/29/17 5:54 pm
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills
Turns out today's Red Crossbill count was not only exceptional for the lakefront (record high) but the second highest for the state. According to Brock database, high count was 75 at Deam Lake, Clark Co., November 11th, 1981 by Brainard Palmer-Ball.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
To: <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Sun, 29 Oct 2017 18:35:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills

Thanks to Brendan and Jeff for sending to the list serve. For other birders that are going to try for the birds the best strategy for the day was to park in the lot just east of the entrance booth for the park. You can then listen for the Red Crossbills and watch the pines on the ridge to the north as well as the pines that are around the parking lot. They seemed to be moving around a lot but would eventually return to the area. Best of luck to everyone.

Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN



-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff McCoy [mailto:<jeffmccoy...>]
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:02 AM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills


There are currently 40 plus Red Crossills circulating amongst the White Pines near the entrance gate.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana


--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 10/29/17 4:11 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront bird reports
Multiple birders at multiple sites:

Dunes State Park-
Red Crossbills 57
Common Redpoll 1 unknowingly photographed with crossbills
Pine Siskins 15
Common Loon 12
Bonapartes Gull 5
Bald Eagle 1

West Beach-
Northern Shrike 1 in the pinery

Reynold's Creek-
Merlin 1
Leconte's Sparrow 6

 

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Date: 10/29/17 3:36 pm
From: Jeff Timmons <jeffreytimmons...>
Subject: RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills
Thanks to Brendan and Jeff for sending to the list serve. For other birders that are going to try for the birds the best strategy for the day was to park in the lot just east of the entrance booth for the park. You can then listen for the Red Crossbills and watch the pines on the ridge to the north as well as the pines that are around the parking lot. They seemed to be moving around a lot but would eventually return to the area. Best of luck to everyone.

Jeff Timmons
Anderson, IN



-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff McCoy [mailto:<jeffmccoy...>]
Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:02 AM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills


There are currently 40 plus Red Crossills circulating amongst the White Pines near the entrance gate.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana

 

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Date: 10/29/17 2:20 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscatatuck Waxwing
On a heavy overcast day Barb and I did not expect to see much at
Muscatatuck today. However we ran across a flock of Cedar Waxwing
feeding on berries. Love the colors. See my photo at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/38022499281

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 10/29/17 10:27 am
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, Sunday October 29, 2017
Sunday morning birders tallied 69 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Dunlin
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Bird walk beings at 9 AM each Sunday at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.

Don Williams
 

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Date: 10/29/17 7:01 am
From: Jeff McCoy <jeffmccoy...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park Red Crossbills

There are currently 40 plus Red Crossills circulating amongst the White Pines near the entrance gate.
--
Jeff McCoy
Columbia City, Indiana
 

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Date: 10/29/17 6:59 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 50+ Red Crossbills Dunes State Park entrance lot
Birders photographing RECR feeding from White Pines

 

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Date: 10/29/17 2:48 am
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Correction

Yesterday's report titled, “Lakefront (27-Oct-2017) Glaucous Gull” was incorrect; it should have read (28-Oct-2017).

Ken Brock
Chesterton
 

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Date: 10/28/17 7:09 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Grant St Marsh, Little Cal 10-28
GSM 4:54pm, overcast, 44F, windy: about 400 coots, 2 grt egrets, 4 mallard, 10 PB grebe, 1 rd t hk, and 1 imm bald eagle (hatch year/2nd yr).

Little Cal: at 5:37pm an adult bald eagle was heading west along the river as I approached the area from the south. At 6:00 was perched near the nest tree. Also seen: 25 C Geese, 1 GB Heron. Too dark to ID anything in shrubs or along the road.

Rick Welton
HomeLand Sports, LLC


 

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Date: 10/28/17 4:04 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Marquette Park LTDU’s, SEOW’s, Scoters
I joined with Landon Neumann and Sean_____ and performed a 7-hour lake watch at Miller Beach beginning at 7 am.
Highlights were a pair of Long-tailed Ducks, two Short-eared Owls and all 3 Scoters. There was a moderate list of waterfowl species. We were joined later by several birders and I don’t have a full list of their names.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40177307
John Kendall
Warsaw
Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/28/17 3:17 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
It seems like the first autumn day in the 30s is colder that a January day in the teens. Nevertheless, seven birders gathered for Stockbridge Audubon's field trip at Eagle Marsh. We had a nice array of dabbling ducks (but only one diving duck) and shorebirds, including a rather late Semipalmated Sandpipers.


Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Oct 28, 2017 8:20 AM - 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: 37-38 F, cloudy, light wind, light drizzle toward the end
38 species

Canada Goose 70
Wood Duck 13
Blue-winged Teal 4
Northern Shoveler 80
Mallard 40
Green-winged Teal 85
Ruddy Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 9
Great Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 imm
Killdeer 4
Dunlin 20
Semipalmated Sandpiper 4 Smaller than nearby Dunlin, gray on back, white underparts, rather short, straight, black bill, black legs; foraging on mud flat.
Greater Yellowlegs 12
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 18
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
American Robin 40
European Starling 200
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1000
Common Grackle 15
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40176135

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



Ed Powers & John Winebrenner, co-leaders

 

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Date: 10/28/17 2:08 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (27-Oct-2017) Glaucous Gull
Today (27-Oct-2017) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

We had hoped for winter finches, but got skunked. Instead we enjoyed a rather nice dabbler movement on Lake Michigan (apparently forced south by the cold). Our best bird was a moderately early Glaucous Gull.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Mallard,20
Northern Pintail,8
Green-winged Teal,1
Red-breasted Merganser,4
Common Loon,4
Double-crested Cormorant,3
Dunlin,2
Ring-billed Gull,20
Herring Gull,10
Kelp X Herring Gull hybrid,1 adult
Peregrine Falcon,1

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Wood Duck,2
Mallard,2
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Great-blue Heron,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,2 juvs
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,2
Blue Jay,10
Black-capped Chickadee,1
Tufted Titmouse,1
Golden-crowned Kinglet,6
White-throated Sparrow,11- one singing

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Mallard,9
Red-shouldered,1 adult
Blue Jay,3
Golden-crowned Kinglet,1

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Mallard,7
House Finch,1

—BEVERLY SHORES LAKEFRONT (lakewatch for 2 hours)
Gadwall,64
American Widgeon,2
Mallard,10
Blue-winged Teal,1
Northern Shoveler,16
Northern Pintail,10
Green-winged Teal,57
Redhead,99
Greater Scaup,43
Lesser Scaup,1
Ring-necked Duck,7
White-winged Scoter,4
Black Scoter,2
dark-winged scoter,3
Common Goldeneye,1 male
Bufflehead,5
Red-breasted Merganser,16
Common Loon,8
Horned Grebe,3
Sanderling,1
Dunlin,10
Bonaparte’s Gull,8
Herring Gull,10
Glaucous Gull,1 second-cycle- ties lakefront’s seventh earliest record
Common Tern,2 juvs
Downy Woodpecker,1
Brown Creeper,2
Golden-crowned Kinglet,4

—DUNES STATE PARK
Gadwall,1
Mallard,4
Northern Shoveler,5
Green-winged Teal,27
White-winged Scoter,2
Black Scoter,2
dark-winged scoter,6
Common Loon,2
Horned Grebe,1
Sanderling,3
Dunlin,7
Downy Woodpecker,2
Black-capped Chickadee,2
Tufted Titmouse,4
White-breasted Nuthatch,3
Fox Sparrow,1
White-throated Sparrow,12
Dark-eyed Junco,12
Northern Cardinal,3
American Goldfinch,4

—U.S. 12 NEAR PORT OF INDIANA
American Kestrel,1
Northern Mockingbird,1

—OGDEN DUNES
Wild Turkey,5
American Robin,9
Cedar Waxwing,1

—WEST BEACH (met Michael Topp)
Cooper’s Hawk,1 adult
Dark-eyed Junco,60 big flock

—PORT OF INDIANA (with Michael Topp)
Double-crested Cormorant,1
Bonaparte’s Gull,4
Ring-billed Gull,60
Herring Gull,20
American Kestrel,1- eating a small bird

Ken Brock
Chesterton


 

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Date: 10/28/17 1:14 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cooper's Hawk
A Cooper's Hawk ended activity at my feeders today. Not a bird in sight for
most of afternoon after his appearance at 12:30. He was seen once chasing a
House Finch. He also was jumping into bushes where House Sparrows were
hiding.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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




 

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Date: 10/28/17 12:43 pm
From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park - Sanderling, Surf Scoters, Franklin's Gulls
There is a Sanderling associating with about a dozen Dunlin in the mudflats
behind the coffer dam. This afternoon, they were on the far bank, visible
from the end of the road area.

Also, two female and/or first year Surf Scoters are in the main lake.
These have been visible all day from both the coffer dam and the
Ornithology Center, sometimes associating with a large group of
Green-winged Teal.

At the coffer dam mudflats, there are also five Franklin's Gulls and two
Bonaparte's.

- Kirk Roth

 

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Date: 10/28/17 12:20 pm
From: Martha Crouch <marticrouch...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Broad-winged hawk in yard
Yesterday at about 11:30 am, before the rain started, a light adult Broad-winged hawk landed in the wild black cherry tree right outside my living room window in downtown Bloomington. This is only the second time that I have seen one in my yard, and it was great to see it so close. It stayed in the tree on a large branch for about a half hour, providing many poses before flying low to a tree in the alley where I lost it.

Marti Crouch
 

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Date: 10/28/17 5:11 am
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ogden Dunes PUFI’s, Siskins & Catbirds
Among many birds, there were 19 Pine Siskins, 2 Purple Finches and a Catbird in the Pinery at noon yesterday. I also had another Catbird in the West Beach Pinery and a Lincoln’s Sparrow.
Michigan City was slow in the am. Only a Common Loon and 3 Dunlin.
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/27/17 2:24 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pine Siskin
I had (5) Pine Siskin at my feeders all day today. First for yard in a many
years. Many of the regular birds were at the feeders. I enjoyed them from my
picture window.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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


















 

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Date: 10/27/17 7:26 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] east end - Lake Lemon: 10/24 - 10/27
There was an influx of shorebirds overnight as we had six species at the east end of Lk. Lemon this morning, including a late Baird’s Sandpiper. On Tuesday, we had our first diving ducks at the east end (Ring-necked, L. Scaup, Ruddy) as well as 2 Franklin’s Gulls & a Bonaparte’s Gull and there were 6 Bonaparte’s Gulls with Ringbills on Wed.

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Oct 27, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
23 species

Wood Duck 1
Gadwall 37
Mallard 17
Green-winged Teal 14

Pied-billed Grebe 23

Double-crested Cormorant 10

Great Blue Heron 1

Bald Eagle 1

Killdeer 10
Dunlin 4
Baird's Sandpiper 1
Least Sandpiper 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Bonaparte's Gull 4
Ring-billed Gull 36

Downy Woodpecker 3

Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
American Goldfinch 1

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Oct 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
10 species

Blue-winged Teal 1
Gadwall 45
Mallard 18
Green-winged Teal 4
Ring-necked Duck 1
Lesser Scaup 2
Ruddy Duck 3
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Franklin's Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 24

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 10/26/17 7:08 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park
Short stops at the beach parking lot have been productive the last 2 days
at the lake.
Yesterday-
Dunlin 40 single flock
Bonapartes Gull 20
Short eared Owl 3 soaring out over lake.

Today-
Red Crossbill 15-20 in pine stand between parking lots. I identified 2
birds in a landed position as Reds and assume the rest were not WWCR. As a
remark. From what I saw in the 15 minutes I sat in my truck at this site,
today was likely a good day for longshore migrants including finches.

Brendan

 

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Date: 10/26/17 4:00 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ovenbird Morgan County
  We had an ovenbird yesterday after a hiatus of at least of a week. Also continue to see eastern phoebes. Doug Johnstone, Morgan County
 

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Date: 10/26/17 7:55 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red Crossbills Dunes State Park
Up to 20 RECR are in Pine stand between beach parking lots

 

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Date: 10/26/17 7:46 am
From: Dunning, John B <jdunning...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] American White Pelican, shorebirds, Celery Bog Nature Area, Oct 26, 2017
Our weekly walk at Celery Bog (West Lafayette) this morning was quite lively, with highlights of the American White Pelican that has been there for a week, 3 species of shorebirds and an immature Bald Eagle.

Barny
<Misner13...>

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, IN, US Oct 26, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
42 species

Canada Goose 100
Mute Swan 4
Wood Duck 6
Northern Shoveler 15
Gadwall 20
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 40
Green-winged Teal 2
Redhead 4
Pied-billed Grebe 23
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 first-year immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 40
Killdeer 5
Wilson's Snipe 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 10
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Dark-eyed Junco 3
White-throated Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 25
American Goldfinch 5

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Date: 10/25/17 8:45 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond
Dan Weber and I visited several units on a cool to chilly day, as west winds picked up by mid-morning. We got a nice mix of ducks, some late shorebirds, sparrows, Blue-headed Vireo, three warbler species (OCWA, Palm, Yellow-rumped). Huge coot numbers, and still over a hundred white pelicans.



Goose Pond FWA--Beehunter Marsh BH5S, Greene, Indiana, US
Oct 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Includes sightings of blackbirds along CR 1000W, sparrows at intersection of 1000W and 100S, and a bit of BH4. Drove Farmhouse Rd to Field M and back, walked footbridge from midway along Farmhouse Rd west a short distance to grassy dike along cattail-lined channel; looked for sparrows, etc. Then checked BH4, NW part, for pelicans to south and passerines in thickets. temp 40 deg F, partly cloudy, light wind from west.
34 species

Canada Goose 40
Gadwall 4
Mallard 14
Ring-necked Duck 3
American White Pelican 130 foraging in tight flock on water in BH4; then began to fly and swim in one direction, counted
Great Blue Heron 5
Northern Harrier 2
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 18 in bare farm field with blackbirds
Ring-billed Gull 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Blue-headed Vireo 1 in tree row and adjacent shrubbery along 100W at entrance to BH4
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
European Starling 10
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-crowned Sparrow 6
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 17
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 40
Northern Cardinal 3
Red-winged Blackbird 300
Brown-headed Cowbird 80
American Goldfinch 20

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5N, Greene, Indiana, US
Oct 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Birded along road (1200W) and walked to GP5 Pond east of road.
24 species

Northern Shoveler 2
Gadwall 50
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 called (monotonic trill), responding to recording, from woods west of road
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 3
Tree Swallow 20
Barn Swallow 2 flying with Tree Swallows over pond. Buff underparts, forked tail (not as deeply forked as adult, but long tail)
Carolina Chickadee 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 approached owl tape, fed in goldenrod near shrubs along road
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 25 flock feeding on poison ivy berries in trees along road
Chipping Sparrow 3 1 in breeding plumage, 2 in winter plumage
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2

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Goose Pond FWA--Main Pool East, Greene, Indiana, US
Oct 25, 2017 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Scoped MPE2, then MPE4 after walking half a mile south on dike.
26 species (+1 other taxa)

Northern Shoveler 20
Gadwall 200
American Wigeon 40
Mallard 40
Northern Pintail 2
Ring-necked Duck 70
Hooded Merganser 2
Pied-billed Grebe 16
Double-crested Cormorant 5
American White Pelican 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 perched high on snag by MPE4, then flew along Black Ditch tree line
Bald Eagle 3 adults; one pair soared together, calling; another bird sat on muskrat mound
American Coot 4600 large dispersed set of flocks in MPE2. Counted by 20's in one long scope scan.
Sandhill Crane X calls heard to west (no birds seen)
Semipalmated Plover 2
Killdeer 6
Pectoral Sandpiper 4 crisply streaked breasts, probably juveniles; in flock together, with yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1 peep, stocky, rather straight and thick black bill, black legs; dull plumage; with plovers and yellowlegs
peep sp. 8 distant birds in MPE2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Ring-billed Gull 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Tree Swallow 5
Swamp Sparrow 2

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Goose Pond FWA--GP5S, Greene, Indiana, US
Oct 25, 2017 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Drove west on 300S from 1100W to parking lot overlooking 2 ponds next to Black Ditch tree row. Scoped waterfowl.
15 species

Northern Shoveler 30
Gadwall 120
Mallard 6
Northern Pintail 3
Green-winged Teal 24
Pied-billed Grebe 16
American White Pelican 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Northern Harrier 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 15
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 10

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Goose Pond FWA--GP4, Greene, Indiana, US
Oct 25, 2017 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Parked along CR1100W at check-in station, walked in along east and south side of dike to far west end of rectangular pond and marsh. Temp 49 deg F, overcast, moderate wind 10 mph from west.
21 species

Northern Shoveler 20
Gadwall 16
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Great Blue Heron 2
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sandhill Crane X calls heard to west, birds not seen
Killdeer 2
Wilson's Snipe 2
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Lesser Yellowlegs 8
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Tree Swallow 4
Carolina Chickadee 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 red crest showing
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 with kinglet, chickadee, phoebes in shrub-filled ditch
Song Sparrow 1
American Goldfinch 5

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Date: 10/25/17 4:42 pm
From: Michael Topp <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach 10/25 - S.E.Owl, Purple Finch, Snow Bunting, Pine Siskins, Tree Sparrows
10/25
MILLER BEACH (p.m.)
I checked the beach along with the pinery and the wet area behind the dunes.
* Photos I will post later. - Complete list on e-bird.
Highlights:
1-Short-eared Owl (Flushed from behind the dunes)
3-Bonaparte's gulls (ad,) *
10-Forster's Terns *
8-Common Terns (All Juvs.) *
1-A.Kestrel
10-Y.R.Warblers
9-Palm Warblers
1-O.C.Warbler
1-E.Towhee
90-N.Juncos
3-Tree Sparrows
2-Field Sparrows
2-Savannah Sparrows
4-Swamp Sparrows
1-Purple Finch (F)
4-Pine Siskins (In the Pine Trees)
1-Snow Bunting (On the beach)
Michael Topp
Highland IN.


 

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Date: 10/25/17 3:18 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog, American white Pelican and Ducks
I had to dig out my heavy coat and gloves for this outing. I found ice on my
windshield of my car. The Duck species had really increased today . I got to
watch the American white pelican take a (15)minute flight around the pond.
Good photo time. I arrived at 10:00am and the temp. was 38 degrees. it was
50 degrees when I left at 2:00 pm.

Birds seen today:

American Coot--200est.

Ring necked Duck--4

Wood Duck--4

Gadwall--10

Canada Goose--60

Pied billed Grebe--30

Mallard --50

Redhead--6

Northern Shoveler--12

Mute Swan--4

Blue winged Teal--16--flew in as a group

Green winged Teal--8

Great blue Heron --6--one was sitting high in a tree

Killdeer--4

Double- crested Cormorant--10

American Crow--2

Eastern Bluebird--8--landed above me on east end of park.

Northern Cardinal--4

American Goldfinch--6--feeding on weed seeds

Blue Jay--4

Dark eyed Junco--4

Belted Kingfisher--2

Ruby crowned Kinglet--5

Eastern Phoebe--2

American Robin--20 --in wooded area

Song Sparrow--2

White throated Sparrow--3

Yellow- rumped Warbler--20

Mourning Dove--2

Brown Creeper--1

Downy Woodpecker--3

Red bellied Woodpecker--3

Greater Yellowlegs--3

American white Pelican--1

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette

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Date: 10/25/17 2:28 pm
From: terry ballenger <t.ballenger...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: Cool Creek Bird List


Hello all-
Following is Becky Heck's report from our weekly bird hike at Cool Creek Park in Westfield, IN.  Weather was very conducive for several small "pockets" of mixed flocks.  Next Wed. we will be birding the Strawtown Kotewii Park.  All are welcome.    Thanks, and "Bird On!"
Terry Ballenger, Ham. Co. 


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From: Becky Heck <bheck333...>
To: Becky Heck <bheck333...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:56 PM
Subject: Cool Creek Bird List

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Date: 10/25/17 11:25 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park
3 Short Eared Owls kettling over lake

 

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Date: 10/25/17 11:18 am
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Dunes State Park
Dunlin and Bonapartes gulls moving through going west

 

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Date: 10/25/17 10:18 am
From: Yahoo <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds- pine siskin
I saw 1 Pine Siskin on thistle feeder at the Hammond Bird Sanctuary.
Carolyn Marsh, Whiting

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Date: 10/25/17 9:14 am
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Harris’ Sparrow
Immature Harris Sparrow just E of IDNLS W Beach Restrooms @ beginning of path 2 beach.
Ed Hopkins
W Lafayette

 

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