IN-BIRD-L
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1/16/21 4:29 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pigeon River FWA - Lagrange County
1/16/21 3:57 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] SW Monroe Co Yard Birds
1/16/21 12:39 pm Alan Bruner <abbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Trumpeter/Tundra Swans in Fountain Co.
1/16/21 10:13 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Gibson Generating Station--East Perimeter County Roads -- Jan 16, 2021
1/16/21 9:25 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Tern Bar Slough WDA -- Jan 16, 2021
1/16/21 8:39 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 16, 2021
1/16/21 8:39 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Gibson Lake--SW Borrow Pits (View Only From Road) -- Jan 16, 2021
1/16/21 6:02 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- S 1200 E, Oakland City US-IN 38.29553, -87.34528 -- Jan 16, 2021
1/14/21 9:32 am John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Purple Finch - other yard birds
1/14/21 9:09 am Sandy Belth <belthbirds...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Evening Grosbeaks continuing In N Lawrence County, Hunter's Creek Road
1/13/21 11:37 am Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] Evening Grosbeaks continuing In N Lawrence County, Hunter's Creek Road
1/13/21 11:05 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.) -- Jan 13, 2021
1/13/21 9:19 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 13, 2021
1/12/21 9:00 am Whitney Y. <whitney.yoerger...> [IN-BIRD-L] NO SIGHTING | Submit your annual totals for Indiana Audubon's Birder's List article
1/12/21 8:56 am Carolyn Marsh <camarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Tundra, Trumpeter and Mute Swans
1/10/21 4:35 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SACRs--SW Monroe Co
1/9/21 4:55 pm Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes migrating from northern Indiana
1/9/21 1:44 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] River Road, Huntington Co and Salamonie Lake, Huntington & Wabash Co
1/9/21 8:39 am <shaggydog63...> <shaggydog63...> [IN-BIRD-L] Backyard birds Highland IN
1/5/21 3:21 pm Donna McCarty <mccartydd...> [IN-BIRD-L] Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Request for Grant Proposals
1/5/21 1:31 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Eagle Creek Reservoir -- Jan 5, 2021
1/5/21 12:27 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Fall Creek Trail at Geist Dam -- Jan 5, 2021
1/5/21 8:19 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Pine Grove SRA -- Jan 5, 2021
1/5/21 7:55 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Paynetown State Recreation Area--Marina -- Jan 5, 2021
1/5/21 7:08 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cutright State Recreation Area -- Jan 5, 2021
1/5/21 6:31 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Hoosier National Forest, Norman US-IN 38.99745, -86.34658 -- Jan 5, 2021
1/5/21 6:07 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- 3312 W County Road 100 N, Brownstown US-IN 38.89446, -86.10035 -- Jan 5, 2021
1/2/21 1:24 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia US-IN 38.81049, -86.08291 -- Jan 2, 2021
1/2/21 12:34 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Hoosier National Forest, Norman US-IN 38.99748, -86.34663 -- Jan 2, 2021
1/2/21 11:58 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Paynetown State Recreation Area, Bloomington US-IN 39.07993, -86.42834 -- Jan 2, 2021
1/2/21 9:46 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.) -- Jan 2, 2021
1/2/21 8:00 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Gibson Generating Station -- Jan 2, 2021
1/2/21 7:54 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 2, 2021
1/1/21 4:18 pm Tommy Becker <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long -tailed Duck
1/1/21 5:58 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- 3840 Douglas Ave, New Albany US-IN 38.34646, -85.80237 -- Jan 1, 2021
12/31/20 8:54 am Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...> [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough/Iroquois Preserves CBC, IN-IL will be on January 2
12/29/20 2:33 pm Koontz, Nicholas Andrew <nakoontz...> [IN-BIRD-L] Female Long-tailed Duck in Fishers
12/29/20 2:17 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagles at Salamonie Dam North Shore
12/29/20 12:21 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour US-IN 38.96504, -85.79608 -- Dec 29, 2020
12/29/20 10:27 am Donna McCarty <mccartydd...> [IN-BIRD-L] Long-tailed Ducks seen at Eagle Creek
12/29/20 8:59 am Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Continuing Evening Grosbeaks, Monroe Co
12/26/20 10:09 am Carolyn Marsh <camarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] A Black Birder's Ramble Through the Thicket of Opinion (no sighting)
12/25/20 4:59 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
12/25/20 11:28 am Rudolph Mueller <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills
12/22/20 4:16 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park, Allen County
12/20/20 4:11 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Mostly yard birds, SW Monroe Co
12/20/20 2:22 pm Nick Harby <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bald eagles over the Salamonie River
12/19/20 2:50 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] New higher RB Gull count EC. N Redtail adult male and female today, Western Red-tailed Hawk adult intermediate morph EC today 12 18 2020
 
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Date: 1/16/21 4:29 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pigeon River FWA - Lagrange County
   Lisa and I spent a couple hours birding Pigeon River this afternoon. It was the first actual birding trip of the year for us. It wasn't a great birding day, but we did add a few birds to our 2021 list, including Bald Eagles, Trumpeter Swans, and a Wood Duck.    On the way home, we stopped by the Turkey Lake Bar & Grill for some of their AWESOME fish. We got it to go, and then drove across the road to watch over the frozen lake as we ate. I had high hopes of adding some penguins to our annual list, but all we saw were a few guys ice fishing. Maybe next time!
Canada Goose  95
Trumpeter Swan  17
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  7
Mourning Dove  11
Killdeer  1
Bald Eagle  2    Both adults - One at Mongo Millpond, and one at Nasby Dam
Red-tailed Hawk  3
American Kestrel  2
American Crow  8
European Starling  75
Song Sparrow  1
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 1/16/21 3:57 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SW Monroe Co Yard Birds
Just the usual suspects today; however, the female Pileated Woodpecker was a treat. I see and hear the species around the property, but this one visited the suet feeder today at least five times.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

Jan 16, 2021
Mourning Dove 55
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1 at suet feeder
Blue Jay 14
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 83
House Finch 24
American Goldfinch 3
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 7
White-throated Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Northern Cardinal 28

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

 

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Date: 1/16/21 12:39 pm
From: Alan Bruner <abbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Trumpeter/Tundra Swans in Fountain Co.
15 January 2021  On the Newport Christmas Count 2 January 2021, 230 Trumpeter Swans and 16 Tundra Swans were counted at a "private" lake near Kingman in Fountain Co. Today 450 swans were present consisting of 300 Trumpeter and 150 Tundra Swans. This "private" lake has hosted a flock of wintering Trumpeter Swans since the mid-1990's.
Alan BrunerMarshall, Indiana
 

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Date: 1/16/21 10:13 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Gibson Generating Station--East Perimeter County Roads -- Jan 16, 2021
Gibson Generating Station--East Perimeter County Roads
Jan 16, 2021
11:25 AM
Traveling
4.06 miles
47 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

473 Gadwall
111 Mallard
2 American Black Duck
1 Green-winged Teal
8 Bufflehead
25 Hooded Merganser
16 Common Merganser
80 Ring-billed Gull
4 Great Blue Heron
7 Bald Eagle
3 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Blue Jay

Number of Taxa: 12


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/16/21 9:25 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Tern Bar Slough WDA -- Jan 16, 2021
Tern Bar Slough WDA
Jan 16, 2021
10:43 AM
Traveling
3.41 miles
40 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

1200 Snow Goose
200 Greater White-fronted Goose
2 Northern Harrier
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 American Crow
1 Tufted Titmouse
5 American Tree Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 11


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/16/21 8:39 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 16, 2021
Cane Ridge WMA
Jan 16, 2021
10:01 AM
Traveling
1.18 miles
37 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

5700 Snow Goose
150 Greater White-fronted Goose
8 Canada Goose
2 Northern Shoveler
5 Gadwall
12 American Wigeon
812 Mallard
2 American Black Duck
70 Northern Pintail
2 Lesser Scaup
6 Bufflehead
113 Ring-billed Gull
1 Northern Harrier
1 Bald Eagle
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Blue Jay
2 Song Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 18


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/16/21 8:39 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Gibson Lake--SW Borrow Pits (View Only From Road) -- Jan 16, 2021
Gibson Lake--SW Borrow Pits (View Only From Road)
Jan 16, 2021
9:25 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
17 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

1400 Snow Goose
30 Greater White-fronted Goose
2 Mute Swan
46 Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
6 Northern Shoveler
38 Gadwall
52 Mallard
5 Canvasback
15 Bufflehead
16 Hooded Merganser
1 Killdeer
26 Ring-billed Gull
1 Great Blue Heron
3 Bald Eagle
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 American Crow
14 Horned Lark
3 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Meadowlark

Number of Taxa: 22


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/16/21 6:02 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- S 1200 E, Oakland City US-IN 38.29553, -87.34528 -- Jan 16, 2021
S 1200 E, Oakland City US-IN 38.29553, -87.34528
Jan 16, 2021
7:51 AM
Traveling
0.47 miles
9 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

1 Great Blue Heron
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Northern Shrike
15 European Starling
8 American Tree Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
12 Song Sparrow
1 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 9


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 1/14/21 9:32 am
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Purple Finch - other yard birds
   We finally had our first Purple Finch of the winter yesterday, right outside our bedroom window, along with a few of the more common birds.
Canada Goose  3    Flyovers
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  3
House Sparrow  12
House Finch  12
Purple Finch  1    Male - First one that we've had at our feeders this year
Dark-eyed Junco  5
Northern Cardinal  2
John WinebrennerFort Wayne
 

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Date: 1/14/21 9:09 am
From: Sandy Belth <belthbirds...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Evening Grosbeaks continuing In N Lawrence County, Hunter's Creek Road
We found them eating Sumac berries.

> On Jan 13, 2021, at 2:37 PM, Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> wrote:
>
> 2 flocks are still present on Hunters Creek Road. The larger group is at the house and the 2nd group about a 1/2 mile West in a field with a number of Mulberry trees. This am the count was around 50-60 individuals. Looked at each EVGR and did not see any individuals that might have been a candidate for Pine Grosbeak.
>
> Other birds seen along Hunter’s Creek Road and to the house with the Grosbeak-using feeders were Hairy, Downy, Pileated and Red-belled WP, Flicker, House finch, Junco, American Goldfinch, Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Starling, Mourning Dove, N Cardinal, Titmouse, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Turkey Vulture, Crow, and House Sparrow.
>
> Bob Kissel
> Bloomington
 

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Date: 1/13/21 11:37 am
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Evening Grosbeaks continuing In N Lawrence County, Hunter's Creek Road
2 flocks are still present on Hunters Creek Road. The larger group is at the house and the 2nd group about a 1/2 mile West in a field with a number of Mulberry trees. This am the count was around 50-60 individuals. Looked at each EVGR and did not see any individuals that might have been a candidate for Pine Grosbeak.

Other birds seen along Hunter’s Creek Road and to the house with the Grosbeak-using feeders were Hairy, Downy, Pileated and Red-belled WP, Flicker, House finch, Junco, American Goldfinch, Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Starling, Mourning Dove, N Cardinal, Titmouse, Blue Jay, Carolina Chickadee, Turkey Vulture, Crow, and House Sparrow.

Bob Kissel
Bloomington
 

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Date: 1/13/21 11:05 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.) -- Jan 13, 2021
Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.)
Jan 13, 2021
1:38 PM
Traveling
4.36 miles
25 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

8000 Snow Goose
43 Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
104 Gadwall
318 Mallard
60 Sandhill Crane
6 Northern Harrier
1 Rough-legged Hawk

Number of Taxa: 7


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Date: 1/13/21 9:19 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 13, 2021
Cane Ridge WMA
Jan 13, 2021
8:33 AM
Traveling
12.41 miles
143 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

38000 Snow Goose
2060 Greater White-fronted Goose
86 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan
25 Trumpeter Swan
12 Tundra Swan
12 Gadwall
3 American Wigeon
2600 Mallard
2 American Black Duck
15 Northern Pintail
1 Canvasback
1 Greater Scaup
1 Lesser Scaup
33 Bufflehead
2 Common Goldeneye
62 Hooded Merganser
1 Ruddy Duck
30 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
5 American Coot
325 Ring-billed Gull
3 Great Blue Heron
2 Northern Harrier
3 Bald Eagle
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
10 Northern Flicker
1 American Kestrel
1 Peregrine Falcon
6 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
1 American Robin
1 American Goldfinch
1 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-crowned Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 39


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Date: 1/12/21 9:00 am
From: Whitney Y. <whitney.yoerger...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NO SIGHTING | Submit your annual totals for Indiana Audubon's Birder's List article
Indiana Audubon Society is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Birder's
List article of the Indiana Audubon Quarterly.

Share your annuals with us for inclusion! We're interested in yard, county,
state, ABA area, world, life, and alternative lists (i.e.
green/zero-carbon, five-mile radius, etc.).

For details and submissions, visit indianaaudubon.org/birders-list.

*February 1, 2021 is the deadline.* Any Indiana birder is welcome to submit
their numbers; membership of the Indiana Audubon Society is not a
requirement.

Questions about countable species, list types, and more can be directed to
me (<whitney.yoerger...>) and Kristina Lakins (<kristinalakins...>
).

Happy birding to you in 2021!


Whitney Yoerger & Kristina Lakins
*2020 Birder's List article compilers*

 

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Date: 1/12/21 8:56 am
From: Carolyn Marsh <camarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Tundra, Trumpeter and Mute Swans
The Trumpeter Swan 6R with a black and yellow GPS transmitter remains in
the Hammond George Lake and bi-state Wolf Lake area. It was photographed by
Bill Reichert in Chicago, Wm. Powers/Wolf Lake on January 10, 2021. I
reported the Trumpeter to DNR trackers on 03, Nov. 2020 at George Lake. The
Trumpeter was collared on July 13,2020 in Minnesota and was the first one
to fly south out of Minnesota of nearly 100 fitted with a GPS collar.
Currently the farthest GPS Trumpeter is in Arkansas east of Greers Creek
Lake. Also Mute Swans have been collared in the same multi-state study
project. Indiana and Illinois are not in the study to determine the number
of Mutes competing with native swans.

There are approximately 90 swans, including all 3 species, flying back and
forth at the state line. I have been monitoring the swans for over two
years because of the unusual deaths of Mute Swans and 1 Trumpeter Swan.
Please post or send me your counts of all swans, dead and alive, for a
realistic as possible account of the swan situation. Residents concerned
with the health of our wetlands and lakes will greatly appreciate the
cooperation. Many thanks to Dave Gruver for sharing information.

Carolyn A. Marsh, Whiting, Lake County, IN

 

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Date: 1/10/21 4:35 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SACRs--SW Monroe Co
Yard birds from last Sunday and this Sunday . . . plus a small flock of Sandhill Cranes flying over on Friday afternoon. The 81 House Sparrows today is not a typo. They were feeding on the ground beneath my feeders and a few were on the feeders.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

Jan 10, 2021
Mourning Dove 50
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 23
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
House Sparrow 81
House Finch 24
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 8
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Northern Cardinal 30

Jan 8, 2021 1:15 PM
Sandhill Crane 11 Flying southward

Jan 3, 2021
Mourning Dove 15
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 1
American Robin 1
House Sparrow 47
House Finch 16
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 10

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

 

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Date: 1/9/21 4:55 pm
From: Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes migrating from northern Indiana
Yesterday I saw 95 Sandhill Cranes flying south at high altitude in western LaGrange County and today Christine Guth saw 16 flying south over Goshen in Elkhart County. This is later and later south migration since it is now January 9. A few years ago I saw migration on January 2 approximately. I realize that many cranes are in Jackson County already, and we expect northbound cranes about February 15 here. We were saying to each other - Why bother?, when will they just stay all winter in southern Michigan? We will see as the years go by. It does get colder in late January.
Bob Guth
Goshen, IN
bobwgfsa using Gmail
 

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Date: 1/9/21 1:44 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] River Road, Huntington Co and Salamonie Lake, Huntington & Wabash Co
So as not to waste the first sunshine of the year, we headed first to River Road, then Salamonie Lake.
River Road was disappointing till nearly the end, when we saw a Northern Mockingbird on the outskirts of Andrews, then two Bald Eagles.
River Road, Huntington Co, Huntington, Indiana, US
Jan 9, 2021 12:55 PM - 1:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.1 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    31 F, sunny, calm
3 species

Bald Eagle  2
American Crow  4
Northern Mockingbird  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S78956605

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
We took a short walk at Salamonie River State Forest and stopped by the Lost Bridge West Interpretive Center; otherwise, we just drove around.
Salamonie Lake, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jan 9, 2021 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    32 F, sunny, calm
17 species

Sandhill Crane  100    Flyover, heard only, so only a guess
Ring-billed Gull  225
Bald Eagle  4
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
European Starling  5
American Robin  4
House Sparrow  12
American Goldfinch  1
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S78957432

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

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Date: 1/9/21 8:39 am
From: <shaggydog63...> <shaggydog63...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Backyard birds Highland IN
3 Carolina wrens

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
 

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Date: 1/5/21 3:21 pm
From: Donna McCarty <mccartydd...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Request for Grant Proposals
Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Request for Grant Proposals

Amos Butler Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization which promotes the enjoyment and stewardship of the birds of Central Indiana by protecting natural areas, supporting ecological research, educating the public and by taking part in appropriate advocacy to protect the environment with an emphasis on birds of Central Indiana and their habitats.

To further this mission, the organization awards small grants to support Indiana-based research or other projects that benefit the birds of Central Indiana with preference given to grants submitted for our service area of Marion and the surrounding counties. To apply for a grant, please contact Birdathon Chair, Donna McCarty at <mccartydd...> <mailto:<mccartydd...> and request the grant proposal guidelines. The funding guidelines are also available on the Amos Butler Audubon Society website, www.amosbutleraudubon.org <http://www.amosbutleraudubon.org/>. It can be accessed from the top menu bar of the website. Place cursor over Birdathon to reveal the menu. You can also click on the Birdathon box on the right side of the home page. The Word document can be obtained from the link at the bottom of the page.

Or, the Birdathon Grant Guidelines page is at
http://www.amosbutleraudubon.org/general/birdathongrantguidelines <http://www.amosbutleraudubon.org/general/birdathongrantguidelines>

All funding requests should be submitted by February 25, 2021.

Donna McCarty
Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Chair
<mccartydd...> <mailto:<mccartydd...>
317-299-5675
7492 Runningbrook Ct
Indianapolis, IN 46254
 

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Date: 1/5/21 1:31 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Eagle Creek Reservoir -- Jan 5, 2021
Eagle Creek Reservoir
Jan 5, 2021
4:08 PM
Traveling
5.31 miles
21 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

4 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
3 Common Goldeneye
17 Hooded Merganser
8 Ruddy Duck
4 Pied-billed Grebe
40 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
450 Ring-billed Gull
1 Common Loon

Number of Taxa: 9


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Date: 1/5/21 12:27 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Fall Creek Trail at Geist Dam -- Jan 5, 2021
Fall Creek Trail at Geist Dam
Jan 5, 2021
3:16 PM
Stationary
25 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

30 Mallard
1 Canvasback
25 Lesser Scaup
1 Surf Scoter -- Female previously reported
1 White-winged Scoter -- Female previously reported
150 Common Goldeneye
2 Hooded Merganser
6 Ruddy Duck
350 American Coot
4 Ring-billed Gull

Number of Taxa: 10


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Date: 1/5/21 8:19 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Pine Grove SRA -- Jan 5, 2021
Pine Grove SRA
Jan 5, 2021
11:14 AM
Stationary
4 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

10 Canada Goose
100 Mallard
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Blue Jay
1 Eastern Bluebird

Number of Taxa: 5


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Date: 1/5/21 7:55 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Paynetown State Recreation Area--Marina -- Jan 5, 2021
Paynetown State Recreation Area--Marina
Jan 5, 2021
10:11 AM
Traveling
2.78 miles
42 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

3 Bufflehead
4 Hooded Merganser
23 Ring-billed Gull
5 Common Loon
10 Great Blue Heron
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
4 Northern Flicker
1 Blue Jay
15 American Crow
2 Tufted Titmouse
45 European Starling
1 Northern Mockingbird
4 Dark-eyed Junco
4 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 15


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Date: 1/5/21 7:08 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cutright State Recreation Area -- Jan 5, 2021
Cutright State Recreation Area
Jan 5, 2021
9:51 AM
Traveling
2.08 miles
16 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

9 Mallard
3 Bufflehead
32 Ring-billed Gull
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
8 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 Eastern Bluebird
7 American Robin
18 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 12


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Date: 1/5/21 6:31 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Hoosier National Forest, Norman US-IN 38.99745, -86.34658 -- Jan 5, 2021
Hoosier National Forest, Norman US-IN 38.99745, -86.34658
Jan 5, 2021
9:26 AM
Stationary
4 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Blue Jay
1 Eastern Bluebird
27 Evening Grosbeak -- Previously reported
17 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
11 Dark-eyed Junco

Number of Taxa: 8


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Date: 1/5/21 6:07 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- 3312 W County Road 100 N, Brownstown US-IN 38.89446, -86.10035 -- Jan 5, 2021
3312 W County Road 100 N, Brownstown US-IN 38.89446, -86.10035
Jan 5, 2021
8:54 AM
Traveling
0.72 miles
12 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

12000 Sandhill Crane -- Known wintering location
3 Ring-billed Gull
4 American Crow

Number of Taxa: 3


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Date: 1/2/21 1:24 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia US-IN 38.81049, -86.08291 -- Jan 2, 2021
Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area, Vallonia US-IN 38.81049, -86.08291
Jan 2, 2021
4:17 PM
Incidental
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

1 Long-tailed Duck -- Near dam. Previously reported female only bird on the water

Number of Taxa: 1


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Date: 1/2/21 12:34 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Hoosier National Forest, Norman US-IN 38.99748, -86.34663 -- Jan 2, 2021
Hoosier National Forest, Norman US-IN 38.99748, -86.34663
Jan 2, 2021
3:20 PM
Stationary
12 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Carolina Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 House Sparrow
15 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch
9 Dark-eyed Junco
4 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 12


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Date: 1/2/21 11:58 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Paynetown State Recreation Area, Bloomington US-IN 39.07993, -86.42834 -- Jan 2, 2021
Paynetown State Recreation Area, Bloomington US-IN 39.07993, -86.42834
Jan 2, 2021
2:54 PM
Traveling
0.45 miles
3 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

50 Canada Goose
27 Ring-billed Gull
1 Common Loon
2 Bald Eagle

Number of Taxa: 4


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Date: 1/2/21 9:46 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.) -- Jan 2, 2021
Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.)
Jan 2, 2021
12:10 PM
Traveling
6.95 miles
34 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

2 Canada Goose
8 Gadwall
7 Mallard
322 Sandhill Crane
2 Northern Harrier
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Mockingbird
5 American Goldfinch
4 American Tree Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 13


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Date: 1/2/21 8:00 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Gibson Generating Station -- Jan 2, 2021
Gibson Generating Station
Jan 2, 2021
9:58 AM
Incidental
All birds reported? No
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

300 Greater White-fronted Goose
300 Canada Goose
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Northern Harrier

Number of Taxa: 4


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Date: 1/2/21 7:54 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 2, 2021
Cane Ridge WMA
Jan 2, 2021
8:41 AM
Traveling
7.91 miles
71 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

13000 Snow Goose
7 Canada Goose
227 Gadwall
46 Mallard
4 Green-winged Teal
1 Lesser Scaup
37 Bufflehead
184 Ring-billed Gull
3 Great Blue Heron
2 Northern Harrier
4 Bald Eagle
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Barred Owl
2 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
19 Northern Flicker
2 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
1 American Robin
14 American Tree Sparrow
1 Fox Sparrow
9 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 24


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Date: 1/1/21 4:18 pm
From: Tommy Becker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long -tailed Duck
Mark Trabue called a few minutes ago to let me know he had found 2 female Long-tailed Ducks at Starve Hollow Lake SRA.He sent a distant photo asking for confirmation. Also, several thousand Sandhills have returned to Ewing Bottoms.
Tom BeckerFloyd County, IN




http://www.flickr.com/groups/kentucky_ornithological_society/  
http://www.flickr.com/groups/iasphotos/
 

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Date: 1/1/21 5:58 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- 3840 Douglas Ave, New Albany US-IN 38.34646, -85.80237 -- Jan 1, 2021
3840 Douglas Ave, New Albany US-IN 38.34646, -85.80237
Jan 1, 2021
8:52 AM
Stationary
3 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Pouring rain at the feeders at home
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

10 Mourning Dove
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Blue Jay
1 Carolina Wren
1 European Starling
3 House Sparrow
12 House Finch
3 American Goldfinch
12 Dark-eyed Junco
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
2 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 13


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Date: 12/31/20 8:54 am
From: Edward M Hopkins <hopkinse...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough/Iroquois Preserves CBC, IN-IL will be on January 2
The Willow Slough/Iroquois Preserves CBC, IN-IL will be held on Saturday, January 2. The date was changed after a forecast of freezing rain, rain and high winds for the day before. We meet at 7 AM CST/8 AM EST at the WS HQ parking lot which is west of Morocco (US41/SR114 jct.). Drive to the Stateline Rd. and turn north. Drive 2 miles to the entrance of WS.

 

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Date: 12/29/20 2:33 pm
From: Koontz, Nicholas Andrew <nakoontz...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Female Long-tailed Duck in Fishers
One female Long-tailed Duck spotted amongst Mallards in a retention pond in Fishers.

Address:

9906 N By Northeast Blvd
Fishers, IN 46037
United States

[cid:1413577E-2C53-4DD0-ACAC-5C8BA5C0102A-L0-001][cid:F0A0AFAB-CAA9-4000-82F4-3E4CF9AA5B5B-L0-001]

Seen at 16:54 hours December 29, 2020.

NAK

Nicholas A. Koontz, MD
Director of Fellowship Programs
Dean D.T. Maglinte Scholar in Radiology Education
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery,
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Office: (317) 963-7195
Cell: (765) 631-1134
<nakoontz...>
Twitter: @nakoontz

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Date: 12/29/20 2:17 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagles at Salamonie Dam North Shore
Counted 22 Bald Eagles from the north shore Army Corps access point. Small
flock of Red breasted nuthatches in pines across the dam road.

Andrew Wolfe

 

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Date: 12/29/20 12:21 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour US-IN 38.96504, -85.79608 -- Dec 29, 2020
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour US-IN 38.96504, -85.79608
Dec 29, 2020
11:59 AM
Traveling
12.94 miles
198 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: CBC count week
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 2.3.1 Build 2.3.8

351 Canada Goose
2 Mute Swan
2 Northern Shoveler
11 Gadwall
183 Mallard
1 Hooded Merganser
1 Pied-billed Grebe
2300 Sandhill Crane
5 Black Vulture
1 Bald Eagle
3 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Barred Owl
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
8 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
1 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Brown Creeper
1 Carolina Wren
14 Eastern Bluebird
11 American Robin
11 American Goldfinch
1 Dark-eyed Junco
3 White-throated Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 29


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Date: 12/29/20 10:27 am
From: Donna McCarty <mccartydd...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Long-tailed Ducks seen at Eagle Creek
Larry Peavler reported three Long-tailed Ducks seen from Rick’s Boatyard Cafe on Eagle Creek reservoir at 10 am this morning.


Donna L McCarty
7492 Runningbrook Ct
Indianapolis, IN 46254
 

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Date: 12/29/20 8:59 am
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Continuing Evening Grosbeaks, Monroe Co
S Hunter's Creek Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Dec 29, 2020 8:40 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments: Evening Grosbeaks stakeout.
17 species

Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Evening Grosbeak 37 Continuing. No doubt: large, pale bills. Males yellow, females pale yellowish gray; both with black wings and tail. Very vocal in treetops while waiting for home owner to finish putting out food. The males' yellow glowed in the morning sun. 19 females and 8 males fed on ground in two sunflower seed patches near end of driveway. Maybe 10-20 birds feeding beneath the feeders just beyond a rise in the front yard (could not see well from my vantage point along the road). Home owner said that best time to see birds is when she puts out the food between 8:30 and 9am. They do not come in the evening.
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 15
Dark-eyed Junco 10
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S78204841

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Date: 12/26/20 10:09 am
From: Carolyn Marsh <camarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] A Black Birder's Ramble Through the Thicket of Opinion (no sighting)
*FYI, this article is now online. Carolyn A. Marsh, Whiting, IN*

*Bird Conservation magazine of the American Bird Conservancy* Page 14

https://abcbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Bird-Conservation_Winter-2020-21_FINAL.pdf



*A Black Birder’s Ramble Through the Thicket of Opinion **on Social
Movement and Bird Conservation*

*by J. Drew Lanham*

Excerpts:

*From the grassroots level, we must recognize that in many ways, birding,
ornithology, and wildlife conservation writ large bear some of the same
racist ills that the larger society does. Cases in point were all the
birding listservs that excluded any mention of BBW [Black Birders Week] as
distractions or being “too political.” This is birding at its worst, an
exclusionary, elitist activity that sees itself above and beyond any fray
except arguing over gull identification. It’s a frustrating blind spot I’ve
frequently observed first hand as folks refuse to drop their binoculars for
a moment to see the larger context around them. This has to change. Many of
the organizations responsible or associated with those dismissive attitudes
and actions found themselves “outed.” Perhaps not the place you want to be
if inclusion and diversity is a goal... *



*Use grassroots to line the nest.*

* This has to be recognized and reckoned with on every level, from the
largest NGO to the smallest bird club, to the individual who thinks that
all birders are “woke.” Calling it out where it occurs is important. The
historical racism has to be called out when discovered (or known) just as
present bias is. Iconic names will be tarnished with the truth. John James
Audubon, John Bachman, John P. McCown, and likely more to come who may even
bird among us now. There is no “sin” in earnest striving. There is
corruption, though, in silence. See something. Hear something. Say
something. Find the established white folks out there doing the hard work
and taking the risks. Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman are two of the exemplars
who’ve bravely stepped forward, at times at great costs of friends and
funding. Work locally with your own birding group to make the difference at
home. Use grassroots to line the nest.*

 

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Date: 12/25/20 4:59 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Today’s snow and cold temps brought a feeding frenzy to the feeders.

Am I correct to label the sapsucker as “immature”? Photos of the bird with yesterday’s checklist (link below).

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Dec 25, 2020
Mourning Dove 61
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 (immature)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Blue Jay 19
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 21
House Sparrow 65
House Finch 24
Purple Finch 1 (male)
American Goldfinch 2
American Tree Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 20
White-throated Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2 (female 1, male 1)
Northern Cardinal 28

Dec 24, 2020 4:30 PM
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 (immature; picking at trunk of maple tree and on sunflower seed feeder)
Photos (taken through the window) at https://ebird.org/checklist/S77979419


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Date: 12/25/20 11:28 am
From: Rudolph Mueller <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills
Approximately 200 sandhills just flew over Zionsville Meadows heading south

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Date: 12/22/20 4:16 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Island County Park, Allen County
I combined an errand to Fox Island with a walk to the east end.  
Fox Island County Park, Allen, Indiana, US
Dec 22, 2020 1:05 PM - 2:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    39 F, partly cloudy, calm
11 species

Sandhill Crane  40    Flyover (headed WSW)
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  50   A loose flock flying over.
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
House Sparrow  10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S77859741

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Date: 12/20/20 4:11 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Mostly yard birds, SW Monroe Co
I finally saw a tree sparrow . . . under the feeders on Dec. 16. During the past few years, they have not been common visitors around my yard/property.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Dec 20, 2020
Canada Goose 7 on Stannard's pond
Mourning Dove 50
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Sparrow 33
House Finch 12
American Goldfinch 3
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 25

Dec 18, 2020
Northern Flicker 1

Dec 16, 2020
Mourning Dove 57
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 3
House Sparrow 45
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 3
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Northern Cardinal 17

Dec 6, 2020
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Purple Finch 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2


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Date: 12/20/20 2:22 pm
From: Nick Harby <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bald eagles over the Salamonie River

Today at Salamonie River State Forest, took the Three FallsTrail down to the Salamonie River.  Aboutnoon, two bald eagles came flying over the river at treetop level.  As they flew overhead, started circling likethey were watching us.  We were too bigto eat, maybe they thought we were going to throw them a carp or something. 


 

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Date: 12/19/20 2:50 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] New higher RB Gull count EC. N Redtail adult male and female today, Western Red-tailed Hawk adult intermediate morph EC today 12 18 2020
I spent the day locating birds getting ready for tomorrows Eagle Creek Valley Christmas Bird Count.

First, at 7:35 Am the Ring-billed gulls started coming down the lake from the North again.  At first slow enough to count.  The count was easier because the air was clear unlike haze and rain earlier this week

I counted individuals to 100 when the air filled with gulls I gave up and counted by 100s.  The next 900  gulls got counted in groups of 100.  The gulls thinned out to individual accurate count again.  At 835, the last gull flew by to the South.  Total was

Ring-billed Gull            1,670

There were no other gull species.  Only about 500 formed a large flotilla in front of the dam.

I found the Northern Red-tailed Hawk male 1 block W of St Malachi Church on Cr 1000W.  got great pics

Nexst, I located the Female Northern Red-tail and got great pics flying and sitting on the tree just behind the tall silo on 750 N 1 mile West of the Eagle's Hideaway.  saw bird again several times and got flying and sistting pics for documentation.

I took one last look at the N-S row of trees NE of the silo on the E side of the huge corn field.  This is the place I have been able to find the Adult Medium morph Western Red-tailed Hawk.  It never crosses S of 750 N and one time flew into the park at the Zionsville tap. I got good pictures for documentation.  The bird had strong orangish red breast and dark almost solid streaking on belly.  Beautiful bird.  Why is it here for the last three winters?

Other Hawks in this area were 3 Kestrels, 2 Red-shouldered Hawks, three Kestrels, and 1 Sharp-shined Hawk, and 2 Eastern Red-tailed Hawks.

Bob put out seed at the pond next to St Malachi to attract the Laplands.  Yesterday, there were 38 of them feeding on the gravel drive where a small pond had formed as the snow melted.

I stopped on the 56th St bridge and found 68 Hooded Mergansers near the N side of the bridge.

Going to be an interesting count tomorrow.

Spike
 

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