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2/22/20 4:20 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] FOS Rusty Blackbird, 15 Eagles, good ducks
2/22/20 3:23 pm Clint Maddox <clint.maddox1963...> [IN-BIRD-L] Putnam Co. Blackbirds
2/22/20 8:36 am Clint Maddox <clint.maddox1963...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-headed Blackbird
2/20/20 1:30 pm Helen Thoesen <hkj...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 20-Feb-2020
2/20/20 1:01 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 20-Feb-2020
2/20/20 12:27 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long-t. Duck - Lk. Lemon
2/18/20 1:43 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Wood ducks Morgan County
2/17/20 1:08 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sand hill cranes Morgan County
2/17/20 11:11 am Tom <annntom...> [IN-BIRD-L] 3rd day GBBC
2/17/20 7:05 am Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] 15 species of ducks Eagle Creek Sunday, Fish Crow at Rick's 2 16 2019
2/17/20 6:37 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Patoka Lake--Lick Fork Area -- Feb 16, 2020
2/16/20 5:29 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
2/16/20 12:28 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
2/16/20 9:41 am Tom <annntom...> [IN-BIRD-L] 2-16
2/15/20 1:37 pm Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bald eagles
2/15/20 10:43 am Tom <annntom...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lamb Lake
2/14/20 7:09 pm g heath <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- New Pekin, Indiana, US -- Feb 14, 2020
2/14/20 3:44 am Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Canada Geese put on spectacular displays in fight at St Malachi Church Monday
2/12/20 8:15 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
2/10/20 8:15 pm <fwooley...> <fwooley...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long-eared owl - Steuben County
2/10/20 3:38 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Peent! Woodcock, SW Monroe Co
2/10/20 2:53 pm Steve Pancol <s.pancol...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-throated Loon
2/10/20 12:40 pm Aerin Tedesco <aerintedesco...> [IN-BIRD-L] rough-legged hawks today
2/9/20 12:57 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Weekend yard birds, SW Monroe Co
2/9/20 11:34 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creel Park Bird hike
2/8/20 5:06 pm Nick Harby <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Harriers Kankakee Sands
2/8/20 1:45 pm KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...> [IN-BIRD-L] sandhill cranes and pileated woodpeckers
2/5/20 7:03 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Goose Hamilton County
2/5/20 6:30 pm rick folkening <rfolkening...> [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Goose Hamilton County
2/4/20 5:57 am Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Raptors in Elkhart County
2/3/20 12:14 pm Rudolph Mueller <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills
2/3/20 11:20 am Cathy <cathygotm...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Yard birds and an owl, SW Monroe Co
2/2/20 11:06 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
1/26/20 8:38 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] SH cranes
1/26/20 5:10 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
1/26/20 3:08 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds and an owl, SW Monroe Co
1/24/20 7:21 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Red-tailed Hawk W of Eagle Creek
1/22/20 1:47 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] e. Lk. Lemon
1/22/20 8:22 am Marcia Walker <mwalker...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Hooded Mergansers, yard birds, etc; SW Monroe Co
 
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Date: 2/22/20 4:20 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] FOS Rusty Blackbird, 15 Eagles, good ducks
On the way to Huntington for groceries I stopped along the Wabash River and
Roush Reservoir and saw some good birds. My first Huntington Co Rusty
Blackbird was long River road by Andrews w/in a large flock of RW
Blackbirds. At Roush Reservoir Eagles were abundant and putting on a show
in the sky. There were quite a few sitting on the ice as well. There were
a few "Eagle Watchers" present, including one man who asked if the bird
soaring above was an eagle, and was thrilled to see his first. Some
migrating ducks were present near the dam as well, including Ruddy Duck and
Hooded and Common Mergs. Two sightings of Northern Harrier on the way home
was a treat. They have seemed to be more common this winter.

Andrew wolfe
Huntington County

River Rd. East of Andrews, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 22, 2020 11:09 AM - 11:19 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
7 species

Canada Goose 35
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Red-winged Blackbird 100
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Rusty Blackbird 2 Brown with yellow eye

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S64858400

J.E. Roush Lake FWA--Unit 3 (Kil-So-Quah Area), Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 22, 2020 12:16 PM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.83 mile(s)
16 species

Canada Goose 1
Mallard 8
Lesser Scaup 2
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 10
Ruddy Duck 1
Herring Gull 3
Ring-billed Gull 7
Bald Eagle 15
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Goldfinch 7
American Tree Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S64862520

Seen on back roads:

Rock Pigeon 25
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 1
Horned Lark 12
European Starling 7

 

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Date: 2/22/20 3:23 pm
From: Clint Maddox <clint.maddox1963...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Putnam Co. Blackbirds
After the excitement of the Yellow-headed Blackbird this morning, we were
later rewarded with good views of a very cooperative Rusty as well
northbound Sandhill cranes. A fine day indeed.
Clint Maddox
Putnam Co.

 

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Date: 2/22/20 8:36 am
From: Clint Maddox <clint.maddox1963...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-headed Blackbird
This morning, endless streams of blackbirds were flying north over our
property. Hundreds or maybe thousands paused for a rest in our yard trees.
As Dana and I were glassing the flock for Rusty Blackbirds, we were
surprised and excited to find a Male Yellow-headed Blackbird perched among
its drab counterparts. A new yard bird for us! The majority of the flock
consisted of Brown-headed Cowbirds, Red-winged Blackbirds and Common
Grackles.

Clint &Dana Maddox
Putnam Co.

 

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Date: 2/20/20 1:30 pm
From: Helen Thoesen <hkj...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 20-Feb-2020
Great start to the season !
Helen

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 20, 2020, at 3:01 PM, Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> wrote:


Today (20-Feb-2020) John Cassady, Randy Pals and I birded the Indiana lakefront from Michigan City Harbor to Wolf Lake.

Despite the cold (22 degree high & NW wind at 15-20) it was a wonderful day on the lakeshore.
Our best birds included Harlequin Duck, all three scoters, three Iceland Gulls, three Glaucous Gulls, 43 Great Black-backed Gulls (tied Indiana’s 6th largest count), and a Northern Shrike.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (nascent ice ridge on the beach)
Redhead, 1 male
Greater Scaup,7
Common Goldeneye,8

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK (shad die off)
Greater Scaup,5
Surf Scoter,3- 2 ad males & a fem
White-winged Scoter,40
Common Goldeneye,3
Hooded Merganser,1
Common Merganser,30
Red-breasted Merganser,4
Common Loon,1 flyby
Bald Eagle,3 1 ad & 2 Imm, flying together
Ring-billed Gull,50
Herring Gull,175
Iceland Gull,2- ad Thayer’s & 3rd–yr Kumlien’s
Glaucous Gull,2 first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull,2 adult & 3rd-cycle

—PORTAGE MARINA
Ring-billed Gull,200
Herring Gull,5
Iceland Gull,1 ad Thayer’s

— PORT OF INDIANA
Mallard,15
Harlequin Duck,1 apparent fem, in tugboat bay
Bufflehead,6
Herring Gull,10
Glaucous Gull,1 first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull,2 adults

—CAL RIVER NEAR GARY AIRPORT
Gadwall,1 male
Redhead,1 male
Greater Scaup,1
Common Goldeneye,1
Hooded Merganser,2

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH
Black Scoter,3 together
Common Goldeneye,8
Herring Gull,3
Great Black-backed Gull,35- 3 adults, 2nd-cycle, raft of 30 offshore

—WHITING PARK
Ring-billed Gull,120
Herring Gull,13
Great Black-backed Gull,1 flyby adult

—GEORGE LAKE
Mute Swan,2
Common Merganser,6
Cooper’s Hawk,1

—ROXANA POND AREA
Mute Swan,3
Gadwall,13
Redhead,6
Greater Scaup,1 fem
Common Goldeneye,2
Hooded Merganser,5

—GRIFFITH
Great Horned Owl,1- adult on nest, found by Matt Kalwasinski

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Northern Harrier,1 fem
Horned Lark,7
American Crow,250
Northern Shrike,1 Matt K’s bird


 

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Date: 2/20/20 1:01 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 20-Feb-2020
Today (20-Feb-2020) John Cassady, Randy Pals and I birded the Indiana lakefront from Michigan City Harbor to Wolf Lake.

Despite the cold (22 degree high & NW wind at 15-20) it was a wonderful day on the lakeshore.
Our best birds included Harlequin Duck, all three scoters, three Iceland Gulls, three Glaucous Gulls, 43 Great Black-backed Gulls (tied Indiana’s 6th largest count), and a Northern Shrike.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (nascent ice ridge on the beach)
Redhead, 1 male
Greater Scaup,7
Common Goldeneye,8

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK (shad die off)
Greater Scaup,5
Surf Scoter,3- 2 ad males & a fem
White-winged Scoter,40
Common Goldeneye,3
Hooded Merganser,1
Common Merganser,30
Red-breasted Merganser,4
Common Loon,1 flyby
Bald Eagle,3 1 ad & 2 Imm, flying together
Ring-billed Gull,50
Herring Gull,175
Iceland Gull,2- ad Thayer’s & 3rd–yr Kumlien’s
Glaucous Gull,2 first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull,2 adult & 3rd-cycle

—PORTAGE MARINA
Ring-billed Gull,200
Herring Gull,5
Iceland Gull,1 ad Thayer’s

— PORT OF INDIANA
Mallard,15
Harlequin Duck,1 apparent fem, in tugboat bay
Bufflehead,6
Herring Gull,10
Glaucous Gull,1 first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull,2 adults

—CAL RIVER NEAR GARY AIRPORT
Gadwall,1 male
Redhead,1 male
Greater Scaup,1
Common Goldeneye,1
Hooded Merganser,2

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH
Black Scoter,3 together
Common Goldeneye,8
Herring Gull,3
Great Black-backed Gull,35- 3 adults, 2nd-cycle, raft of 30 offshore

—WHITING PARK
Ring-billed Gull,120
Herring Gull,13
Great Black-backed Gull,1 flyby adult

—GEORGE LAKE
Mute Swan,2
Common Merganser,6
Cooper’s Hawk,1

—ROXANA POND AREA
Mute Swan,3
Gadwall,13
Redhead,6
Greater Scaup,1 fem
Common Goldeneye,2
Hooded Merganser,5

—GRIFFITH
Great Horned Owl,1- adult on nest, found by Matt Kalwasinski

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Northern Harrier,1 fem
Horned Lark,7
American Crow,250
Northern Shrike,1 Matt K’s bird



 

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Date: 2/20/20 12:27 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long-t. Duck - Lk. Lemon
The Long-tailed Duck that I found at the west end of Lk. Lemon (from the boat launch ramp) yesterday was still present today.

Jim Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 2/18/20 1:43 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wood ducks Morgan County
We had our first wood ducks, two males, at the pond today. Also had another small flock of sand hill cranes flyover. Doug Johnstone, Morgan County
 

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Date: 2/17/20 1:08 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sand hill cranes Morgan County
Yesterday we had a flock of about 30 sand hill cranes fly over heading north. Today we have had several groups of from 12 to 30 heading northeast. Doug Johnstone, Morgan Co.
 

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Date: 2/17/20 11:11 am
From: Tom <annntom...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 3rd day GBBC
Today I walked from home to try and catch any species I might have
missed.  A couple of additional duck species helped bring my 3 day total
to 44 species.

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co

Lamb Lake, Johnson, Indiana, US
Feb 17, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:     3rd day GBBC walking neighborhood
27 species

Canada Goose  25
American Wigeon  2
Northern Pintail  4
Mourning Dove  6
Sandhill Crane  288
Killdeer  2
Ring-billed Gull  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  8
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  7
Carolina Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  16
White-breasted Nuthatch  8
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  3
Eastern Bluebird  2
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  1
Dark-eyed Junco  6
Song Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  5


 

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Date: 2/17/20 7:05 am
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 15 species of ducks Eagle Creek Sunday, Fish Crow at Rick's 2 16 2019
Sunday, most of the N end of Eagle Creek lake was frozen. The area S of the 56th St. Bridge was partially frozen with many melt pools, The pools attracting many ducks and species. This is the first time I can remember 15 species of ducks counted this early at Eagle Creek. Frozen over duck habitat N of Indy and record warmth in US for last year might have something to do with it.
Spike

Most visible from Rick's Café parking lot

Canada Goose several hundred
Greater White Fronted Goose small flock flew over, not counted
Mute Swan
Wood Duck 5 males full breeding plumage swam out of sailing club harbor
Mallard 131
Black Duck 2 (this was accidentally left off the Sunday EC Park Hike report) with Mallards across from Rick;s's.
Red-headed Duck 19
Northern Shoveler No count seen by others North end.
Northern Pintail 4 males 1 female.
Ring-necked Duck roughly 20 Rick's, 60 S of 56th St.
'Greater Scaup 1 Reported by Becky at north end
Lesser Scaup 25 Rick;s
Bufflehead 4 across from Rick's
Common Goldeneye 50? not counted accurately
Hooded Merganser 17 Rick's, 25 S of 56th bridge
Common Merganser 1 Reported by others N of 56th St;. Bridge
Red-breasted Merganser 2 Across from Rick's
Ruddy Duck 26 just S of 56th St bridge Just S of 56th ST bridge
Horned Grebe 5 Across from Rich's Winter plumage across from Rick's first of year
Coote 1 North of 56th St. bridge
Fish Crow Flew over Ricks heading North towards last years nesting area. Fish Crows have roosted downtown with Americans. Have West of I465W but scattered back to Lafayette Square since Christmas count.

Weather was warmer after Fridays 3 degree deep freeze.
 

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Date: 2/17/20 6:37 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Patoka Lake--Lick Fork Area -- Feb 16, 2020

Becky and I tried for this bird in December but missed it. We were in the Lower Rio Grande Valley In Texas January and the first of February finally had a chance to see it yesterday. We waited ivy 2 1/2 hours but it finally appeared.

Patoka Lake--Lick Fork Area
Feb 16, 2020
3:00 AM
Stationary
134 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.0.2 Build 2.0.94

1 Mourning Dove
3 Turkey Vulture
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
2 Blue Jay
4 American Crow
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 American Goldfinch
1 Fox Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
1 Golden-crowned Sparrow -- Continuing bird. Similar to White-crowned with yellow fore crown and bicolor bill.
25 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
14 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 15


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Date: 2/16/20 5:29 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Today’s yard birds and a Tuesday woodcock . —Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co


Feb 16, 2020 7:40 AM - 6:50 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments: Jack Haddan joined me from approximately 12:30-430pm.
27 species

Mourning Dove 28
Sandhill Crane X Heard cranes in the distance from all directions at different times during the afternoon, but never saw any. Not much sound and can't say they were different groups of birds. Estimate 10.
American Woodcock 1 At 6:45pm. Peented about 7 times then flew up. I thought it was going to do a display flight, but I didn't hear it continue the overhead circle nor do the downward zigzag. No more peenting.
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 Circling around together and calling. One hawk flew at one of the others once, but then continued circling together and calling.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 26
House Finch 4
American Tree Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 9
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 3
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 24
Northern Cardinal 8


Feb 11, 2020 6:45 PM

American Woodcock 1 peenting


These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 2/16/20 12:28 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
The Sunday 2/16/2020 bird hike tallied 66 species. The list follows: 




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| Canada Goose |


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| Greater White-fronted Goose |


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| Mute Swan |


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| Wood Duck |


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| American Black Duck |


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| Mallard |


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| Northern Shoveler |


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| Northern Pintall |


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| Redhead |


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| Ring-necked Duck |


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| Greater Scaup |


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| Lesser Scaup |


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| Bufflehead |


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| Common Goldeneye |


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| Hooded Merganser |


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| Common Merganser |


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| Red-breasted Merganser |


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| Ruddy Duck |


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| Common Loon |


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| Horned Grebe |


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| Great blue Heron |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Cooper's Hawk |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


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| American Coot |


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| Killdeer |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Rock Pigeon |


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| Mourning Dove |


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| Barred Owl |


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| Belted Kingfisher |


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| Red-headed Woodpecker |


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| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


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| Downy Woodpecker |


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| Hairy Woodpecker |


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| Northern Flicker |


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| Pileated Woodpecker |


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| Eastern Phoebe |


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| Blue Jay |


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| American Crow |


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| Fish Crow |


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| Horned Lark |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


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| Tufted Titmouse |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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| Hermit Thrush |


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| American Robin |


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| Northern Mockingbird |


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| European Starling |


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| Eastern Towhee |


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| American Tree Sparrow |


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| Savannah Sparrow |


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| Song Sparrow |


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| Swamp Sparrow |


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| White-throated Sparrow |


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| Dark-eyed Junco |


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| Northern Cardinal |


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| Red-winged Blackbird |


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| House  Finch |


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| American Goldfinch |


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| House Sparrow |

  Walks start every Sunday at the Ornithology Center at Eagle Creek Park. All are welcome. Becky Lomax-Sumner
 

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Date: 2/16/20 9:41 am
From: Tom <annntom...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 2-16
As I promised this is what Ann and I saw today. 37 species for the 2 days

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co

Lamb Lake, Johnson, Indiana, US
Feb 16, 2020 9:56 AM - 11:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose  100
Mallard  5
Bufflehead  2
Hooded Merganser  7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  7
Ring-billed Gull  5
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  18
American Crow  12
Carolina Chickadee  11
Tufted Titmouse  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Carolina Wren  3
European Starling  63
Eastern Bluebird  8
American Robin  27
House Sparrow  3
House Finch  1
Dark-eyed Junco  6
Song Sparrow  9
Northern Cardinal  11


 

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Date: 2/15/20 1:37 pm
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bald eagles
Five bald eagles together over Patoka lake today around noon CST.
Interesting mix of maturity levels and behavior: 2 full adults; one
third-year; one second-year; and one very dark first-year. The two
adults were either sparring or engaged in pre-courtship; the other three
circled around them. The group stayed together for at least half an hour.

Larry Caldwell

Perry County


 

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Date: 2/15/20 10:43 am
From: Tom <annntom...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lamb Lake

Great Backyard Bird Count got me mobilized.  Ice on most of the lake got
me motivated.  I saw a couple of good species for us as I just visited
lake viewing places.  I will hit the ground spots tomorrow but the ice
and additions might be gone by then.

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


Lamb Lake, Johnson, Indiana, US
Feb 15, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
18 species

Greater White-fronted Goose  3
Canada Goose  400
Mute Swan  1
Mallard  80
American Black Duck  1
Redhead  5
Ring-necked Duck  4
Lesser Scaup  8
Hooded Merganser  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Northern Cardinal  2


 

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Date: 2/14/20 7:09 pm
From: g heath <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- New Pekin, Indiana, US -- Feb 14, 2020
New Pekin, Indiana, US
Feb 14, 2020
8:48 AM
Stationary
300 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Washington Co., IN : 13° to 23° sunny, light wind, lakeside & woods, 2 finch feeders, 3 mixed blend, up hill above house , around end of lake, yard in sight at all times, or from inside house reading cooking etc. 9 + windows LG ������

14 Canada Goose
6 Common Goldeneye
1 duck sp.
2 Mourning Dove
42 Turkey Vulture
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
4 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
1 Carolina Wren
1 House Finch
15 American Goldfinch
2 Fox Sparrow (Red)
35 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1 Song Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 22
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 2/14/20 3:44 am
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Canada Geese put on spectacular displays in fight at St Malachi Church Monday
Monday, 2/10/2020, about 75 Canada Geese and 28 White-fronted Geese came into the small pond on the W side of ST Malachi Church. A non related flock of about 15 more Canadas flew in and a battle ensued.  The geese engaged in spectacular behavior challenging each other as a battle erupted next to my car. After the battle, many of the Canadas began cleaning rituals that included swimming upside down. Most behavior I have not witnessed before. this morning only 2
people had opened the video but one of the two emailed me and said "Spectacular". You never know when a "Life's moment" in birding will come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xg-VrknXjA

Great birding
Spike
 

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Date: 2/12/20 8:15 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
The first thing I saw when I parked was a Red-tailed Hawk landing next to another Red-tailed Hawk on top of a utility pole.  That was the high point.
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Feb 12, 2020 2:20 PM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    37 F, cloudy, calm, water partly frozen
5 species

Canada Goose  70
Mallard  11
Great Blue Heron  3
Red-tailed Hawk  2
American Kestrel  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S64408690

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Ed Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 2/10/20 8:15 pm
From: <fwooley...> <fwooley...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long-eared owl - Steuben County
Last night, about 10pm I drove down the lane coming into our Fremont, Indiana, Steuben County home in northeast Indiana.  The headlights illuminated a long-eared owl perched eight feet off the ground atop a dead cherry tree, 10 feet off of the lane.  I had two passengers and one and myself both saw it and both shouted, "long-eared owl!"   It flew off.   We have numerous conifers on the property.  Now that the snow has stopped, I hope to check under them all for pellets and a possible winter roosting site. 
Fred J. Wooley Fremont, Indiana  Steuben County
"Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be a dedication in preserving it." - Sigurd Olson
 

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Date: 2/10/20 3:38 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Peent! Woodcock, SW Monroe Co
Heard a woodcock peent a few times to the west of the house while I was gathering bird feeders to bring in for the night.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Feb 10, 2020 6:30 PM

American Woodcock 1 peenting, west of the house

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Date: 2/10/20 2:53 pm
From: Steve Pancol <s.pancol...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-throated Loon
2-10-20 Morse Park / Morse Reservoir
I found a Red-throated Loon at Morse Park at
12:55 P.M. today. It was seen at the north end
of the park, from the parking lot where the green
out houses are. I have never birded Morse Reservoir
before so I don't have a feel for how long things stick
around here. From the north end of the park, scan
north to northwest. It was about a 100 yards out.

--
Steve Pancol
Anderson,Indiana
Madison County

 

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Date: 2/10/20 12:40 pm
From: Aerin Tedesco <aerintedesco...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] rough-legged hawks today
i had a rough-legged hawk at kankakee sands today:
https://goo.gl/maps/mp7qpiUFjaPqJphY7

and another on rt 41 just north of W 800 N rd...
https://goo.gl/maps/GvscedS9zBwCwEpY8

the one on 41 was perched on the power lines and i got a great close look!
he spooked when i pulled over to take a photo...

aerin tedesco
chicago

 

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Date: 2/9/20 12:57 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Weekend yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Yard birds from Friday and Saturday. —Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co


Sat, Feb 8, 2020
Canada Goose 2 on big pond
Hooded Merganser 2 on big pond
Mourning Dove 55
Turkey Vulture 10
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 25
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 1
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 16
Northern Cardinal 19

Fri, Feb 7, 2020
Mourning Dove 47
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 33
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 1
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 13
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 19
Northern Cardinal 14


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Date: 2/9/20 11:34 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creel Park Bird hike
The Sunday 2/9/20 Eagle Creek hike tallied 53 species. The list follows: 




|


| Canada Goose |


|


| Cackling Goose |


|


| Mallard |


|


| White-winged Scoter |


|


| Bufflehead |


|


| Common Goldeneye |


|


| Hooded Merganser |


|


| Common Merganser |


|


| Great blue Heron |


|


| Bald Eagle |


|


| Sharp-shinned Hawk |


|


| Cooper's Hawk |


|


| Red-shouldered Hawk |


|


| Red-tailed Hawk |


|


| American Kestrel |


|


| Killdeer |


|


| 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 |


|


| Winter Wren |


|


| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


|


| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |


|


| Eastern Bluebird |


|


| Hermit Thrush |


|


| American Robin |


|


| Northern Mockingbird |


|


| European Starling |


|


| Eastern Towhee |


|


| American Tree Sparrow |


|


| Field Sparrow |


|


| Song Sparrow |


|


| White-throated Sparrow |


|


| Dark-eyed Junco |


|


| Northern Cardinal |


|


| Red-winged Blackbird |


|


| House  Finch |


|


| American Goldfinch |


|


| House Sparrow |

 Hikes start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome. Becky Lomax-Sumner
 

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Date: 2/8/20 5:06 pm
From: Nick Harby <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Harriers Kankakee Sands
Saturday Feb. 8, 2020 circa 4:30 pm CST saw three northern harriers, each flying in a different area of Kankakee Sands, Newton County.
 

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Date: 2/8/20 1:45 pm
From: KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] sandhill cranes and pileated woodpeckers
A pair of sandhill cranes and a pair of pileated woodpeckers seen at Cowles bog around noon today
 

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Date: 2/5/20 7:03 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Goose Hamilton County
That location is in Madison County. 

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 9:29 PM, rick folkening<rfolkening...> wrote: This morning (5 Feb) I found a single Snow Goose with the Canada Geese on the NW corner of the lake/pond near the intersection of IN-13 and I-69 across from the McDonalds.
Rick FolkeningNew Palestine IN



 

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Date: 2/5/20 6:30 pm
From: rick folkening <rfolkening...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Goose Hamilton County
This morning (5 Feb) I found a single Snow Goose with the Canada Geese on
the NW corner of the lake/pond near the intersection of IN-13 and I-69
across from the McDonalds.

Rick Folkening
New Palestine IN

 

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Date: 2/4/20 5:57 am
From: Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Raptors in Elkhart County
Yesterday, between 11am and 1230pm, John Davis and myself drove the general area of "section 5" of the Elkhart County CBC (southwest of US33 and from CR 20 to CR36) to see what we could find. We got 5 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 female pl. Rough-legged Hawk and 4 American Kestrels.

 

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Date: 2/3/20 12:14 pm
From: Rudolph Mueller <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills
120 sandhill cranes just flew over Zionsville Meadows about 15 minutes ago.

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Date: 2/3/20 11:20 am
From: Cathy <cathygotm...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Yard birds and an owl, SW Monroe Co
Just saw about 90 near Bryan Park (Bloomington) circling and then heading west. Maybe to Goose Pond.
Cathy Meyer

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> On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:47 PM, nrmho <bloomington-birds-l...> wrote:
>
> 
>
>
> At 12:30 pm a flock of sandhill cranes was over Ellettsville. I couldn't see them as they were high in the overcast. I wonder if they came from those overwintering in Seymour? I wonder if any will be around for Marsh Madness? Perhaps it should be scheduled for February?
>
>
> Norm Holy

 

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Date: 2/2/20 11:06 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
The Sunday 2/2/2020 bird hike tallied 47 species. The list follows:  




|


| Canada Goose |


|


| Greater White-fronted Goose |


|


| Mallard |


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| Northern Pintail |


|


| Ring-necked Duck |


|


| Common Goldeneye |


|


| Hooded Merganser |


|


| Common Merganser |


|


| Common Loon |


|


| Great blue Heron |


|


| Turkey Vulture |


|


| Bald Eagle |


|


| Cooper's Hawk |


|


| Red-shouldered Hawk |


|


| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


|


| Sandhill Crane |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


|


| Rock Pigeon |


|


| Mourning Dove |


|


| Barred Owl |


|


| Belted Kingfisher |


|


| Red-headed Woodpecker |


|


| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


|


| Downy Woodpecker |


|


| Pileated Woodpecker |


|


| Blue Jay |


|


| American Crow |


|


| Horned Lark |


|


| Carolina Chickadee |


|


| Tufted Titmouse |


|


| White-breasted Nuthatch |


|


| Brown Creeper |


|


| Carolina Wren |


|


| Eastern Bluebird |


|


| American Robin |


|


| Northern Mockingbird |


|


| European Starling |


|


| Eastern Towhee |


|


| Song Sparrow |


|


| White-throated Sparrow |


|


| Dark-eyed Junco |


|


| Northern Cardinal |


|


| Red-winged Blackbird |


|


| House  Finch |


|


| American Goldfinch |


|


| House Sparrow |

 Walks start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome Becky Lomax-Sumner
 

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Date: 1/26/20 8:38 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SH cranes
On my way back from Indy, 4-5:30, on 65 S. I saw a massive amount - 200( est), around the Seymour area. Also, observed: crow-robin-red tail hawk-kestrel-pigeon-3 deer. At home. Saw Venus setting sky (6:30).
Charlie Hornung
Utica/Jeffersonville


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Date: 1/26/20 5:10 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
The Sunday 1/26/2020 Eagle Creek hike tallied 49 species. The list follows: 




|


| Canada Goose |


|


| Mallard |


|


| Common Goldeneye |


|


| Hooded Merganser |


|


| Ruddy Duck |


|


| Common Loon |


|


| Great blue Heron |


|


| Bald Eagle |


|


| Red-shouldered Hawk |


|


| Red-tailed Hawk |


|


| American Kestrel |


|


| Merlin |


|


| American Coot |


|


| Ring-billed Gull |


|


| Herring 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 |


|


| Brown Creeper |


|


| Carolina Wren |


|


| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


|


| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |


|


| Eastern Bluebird |


|


| American Robin |


|


| Northern Mockingbird |


|


| European Starling |


|


| Eastern Towhee |


|


| American Tree Sparrow |


|


| Song Sparrow |


|


| Swamp Sparrow |


|


| White-throated Sparrow |


|


| Dark-eyed Junco |


|


| Northern Cardinal |


|


| House  Finch |


|


| American Goldfinch |


|


| House Sparrow  |

Walks start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.  Becky Lomax-Sumner
 

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Date: 1/26/20 3:08 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds and an owl, SW Monroe Co
All birds seen/heard at my property.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Jan 26, 2020
Mourning Dove 41
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 25
House Finch 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 23
Northern Cardinal 9

Jan 25, 2020
Mourning Dove 21
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 25
House Finch 12
American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 7
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 33
Northern Cardinal 16

Jan 21, 2020 6:20 AM
Barred Owl 1


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Date: 1/24/20 7:21 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Red-tailed Hawk W of Eagle Creek
This hawk was near the silo on 750 N west of the Eagle Creek Park's golf course.  I had no idea the video came out so good until I brought it up on the computer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JGeqGcxSpg

Nest is visible SW of the W parking lot of the Church in a tree line over a steam.

Spike
 

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Date: 1/22/20 1:47 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] e. Lk. Lemon
The Tundra Swan that showed up at the east end of Lk. Lemon yesterday morning (1/21) is still present today. For the past few days, there have been 100-200 Canada Geese present (in the morning) along the inlet channel at the east end (the rest of the east end is almost completely frozen) and, on Monday, there were ~90 Greater White-fronted Geese with the Canadas.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN


 

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Date: 1/22/20 8:22 am
From: Marcia Walker <mwalker...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Hooded Mergansers, yard birds, etc; SW Monroe Co
Thousands of sandhill cranes around Brownstown. I don’t remember ever seeing as many during past years. An incredible sight!

Marcia Walker
Jackson County



> On Jan 20, 2020, at 6:55 PM, Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> wrote:
>
> Saturday’s (Jan 19) dive in temperature didn’t bring any less common species to the feeders, but it did bring larger numbers of some of the usual suspects.
>
> I was also hopeful that today’s light dusting of snow might prompt the appearance of some different species. It did: 2 starlings. At 10am a hawk flew in and perched briefly in a nearby maple, clearing the yard of birds and triggering much vocal alarm from the Blue Jays.
>
> All birds were seen at my property unless noted otherwise.
>
> Terri Greene
> SW Monroe Co
>
>
> Jan 20, 2020
>
> Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
> European Starling 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 6
>
>
> Jan 19, 2020
>
> Mourning Dove 60
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 6
> Hairy Woodpecker 3
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 1
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 1
> House Sparrow 52
> House Finch 14
> American Goldfinch 4
> American Tree Sparrow 3
> Dark-eyed Junco 14
> White-throated Sparrow 12
> Song Sparrow 3
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Brown-headed Cowbird 24
> Northern Cardinal 38
>
>
> Jan 18, 2020 12:25 PM
>
> Hooded Merganser 2 on big pond south of house
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
>
>
> Jan 15, 2020 5:15 PM
>
> Hooded Merganser 2 NE end of big pond south of house; diving frequently
> Great Blue Heron 1 standing like statue a few feet into the water from shore and a little ways down from the mergansers
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>
>
> Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
> Jan 15, 2020 4:50 PM
>
> Northern Harrier 1
>
>
> Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
> Jan 11, 2020
>
> Eastern Meadowlark 7
>
>
> Jan 10, 2020 5:45 PM
>
> Hooded Merganser 2 on big pond south of house
>
>
> Jan 5, 2020
>
> Comments: Jack Haddan, dogs Elliot and Didi, and I walking along Snow Rd within 1 mile south of the house
>
> Red-tailed Hawk 3 Soaring overhead, one hawk vocalizing long screeches, while another one was making abbreviated vocalizations. Vocalizing hawk sort of chased the other vocalizer briefly. Third hawk was quiet.
> Red-headed Woodpecker 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Carolina Chickadee 1
> Song Sparrow 1
>
>
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