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2/15/19 6:31 pm (null) ddstriegel <ddstriegel...> [IN-BIRD-L] Floyd County American Woodcocks Displaying
2/14/19 4:55 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] American Woodcock, SW Monroe Co
2/14/19 3:46 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane with Bands and Bracelets
2/13/19 6:07 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Kestrel attacking Light morph WRTH
2/13/19 4:46 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Light morph adult Western Eagle Creek area Monday launches
2/13/19 2:01 pm Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Greater White-Fronted Geese
2/13/19 2:00 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] 2 Kesrels attack Intermediate morph Western RTH EC Monday.
2/11/19 11:39 pm thegarlicks <thegarlicks...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal
2/11/19 11:13 pm Patricia Reynolds <eagleowl4180...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal
2/11/19 7:25 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal
2/11/19 4:15 am Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...> [IN-BIRD-L] Greene County at Goose Pond, Snow Geese
2/10/19 2:41 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard Birds, SW Monroe Co
2/10/19 1:31 pm Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Waterfowl in Ripley/Franklin County
2/10/19 9:54 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park Sunday bird hike
2/9/19 5:23 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Birding around Salamonie Today: field sparrow, savannah sparrow, waxwings, towhees
2/9/19 5:02 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Videos of light morph and Intermediate morph Western Red-tails flying together Today
2/9/19 10:47 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, Feb 9, 2019 Gr.Wh-fr.Goose
2/9/19 10:08 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Feb 8, 2019
2/8/19 2:18 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Video of Adult light morph Western Red-tailed Hawk taking flight
2/8/19 6:47 am Shari McCollough <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)
2/7/19 1:57 pm Philip Clay English <engliph...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)
2/7/19 1:23 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)
2/7/19 10:16 am Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Correct URL for id request of Red-tailed hawk
2/7/19 9:56 am Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Need help on Hawk Identification
2/6/19 6:54 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon-2/5/19
2/5/19 7:21 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Addition to my last list
2/5/19 7:09 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pileated wood pecker
2/5/19 6:20 am Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-tailed Hawks building nest W of Eagle Creek Golf course, Indy
2/4/19 3:20 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Herring or GBB Gull at Lake Claire?
2/4/19 2:53 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Herring or GBB Gull at Lake Claire?
2/4/19 10:03 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Claire Huntington, Feb 4, 2019
2/3/19 8:04 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Northern county birds
2/3/19 12:40 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park Sunday bird hike
2/2/19 5:20 pm Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bischoff Reservoir Geese
2/2/19 2:03 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind 2-February-2019
2/2/19 11:43 am Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee: Upon further review...
2/2/19 10:22 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee
2/2/19 10:09 am Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Late afternoon visitors at feeders, SW Monroe Co
2/2/19 10:07 am Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee
2/1/19 12:52 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-rumped Warbler Clark County
2/1/19 8:40 am leslie selden <lesliekromselden...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills over Carmel?
2/1/19 8:09 am Susan Hengeveld <shengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Glaucous Gull Lake Lemon
1/31/19 5:16 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Late afternoon visitors at feeders, SW Monroe Co
1/31/19 1:25 pm Kearns, Amy <AKearns...> [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey Routes Available (no sightings)
1/29/19 5:50 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson county birding
1/29/19 3:47 pm Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Batesville Short-Eared Owl
1/29/19 9:51 am Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cold morning on the lakefront
1/28/19 12:22 pm KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...> [IN-BIRD-L] merlin
1/28/19 12:18 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Screech Owl
1/27/19 5:48 pm Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cackling Geese - Columbus
1/27/19 3:32 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
1/27/19 1:00 pm Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, January 27, 2019
1/26/19 2:37 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Shrike still at Eagle Marsh as of Thursday, good ducks
1/26/19 1:57 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Birding NW Salamonie Lake Area: Towhees, Sapsucker, and C Waxwing
1/26/19 12:42 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 26-Jan-2019 Two adult male Surf Scoters
1/26/19 11:34 am terry ballenger <t.ballenger...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills
1/26/19 11:11 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Rough-legged Hawk, Allen County
1/26/19 9:24 am Phil <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Johnny Appleseed Park - Fort Wayne
1/25/19 7:27 pm Hengeveld, Susan E. <shengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] L376 ornithology class field trips - Monroe/ Brown County
1/25/19 4:29 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Bald Eagle flying over Popcorn Church Rd, Lawrence Co
1/24/19 7:55 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes
1/22/19 9:44 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nice Lunchtime Drive along Wabash!
1/22/19 6:47 am <falarn...> [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch
1/21/19 3:14 pm Jess Gwinn <jagmo...> [IN-BIRD-L] late bird
1/21/19 1:55 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] December and January birds, mostly SW Monroe Co
1/20/19 8:26 pm Sanderson, Ryan J <RSanderson...> [IN-BIRD-L] New alert system
1/20/19 7:36 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Jan 19 - 20
1/20/19 5:03 pm Don Williams <sailbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, January 20, 2019
1/20/19 11:32 am Steve Kiermaier <kiermaier23...> [IN-BIRD-L] 1-20-19 Fort Wayne
1/19/19 2:22 pm R Strayer <rodstrayer...> [IN-BIRD-L] Muscovy Duck pictures
1/19/19 1:41 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Help with Savannah Sparrow Confirmation at feeder
1/19/19 10:31 am Sandy Belth <belthbirds...> [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Indigo Bunting - Lk. Lemon
1/19/19 9:10 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Indigo Bunting - Lk. Lemon
1/18/19 4:19 pm R Strayer <rodstrayer...> [IN-BIRD-L] Muscovy Duck
1/18/19 2:59 pm KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Merlin
1/16/19 6:25 pm Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 16, 2019
1/16/19 2:45 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
 
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Date: 2/15/19 6:31 pm
From: (null) ddstriegel <ddstriegel...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Floyd County American Woodcocks Displaying
American Woodcocks peeting/displaying this evening at Mt St Francis Sanctuary in Floyd County. Observed one woodcock only 20 yards away peeting, then did a display flight at 6:40pm. Hiked 1.5 miles after dark and heard a barred owl and eastern screech owl calling. No playback tapes used....good birding.

Mt. St. Francis Sanctuary, Floyd, Indiana, US
Feb 15, 2019 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling on foot
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Highlight was 3 Woodcocks.
3 species

American Woodcock 3 (2 peeting and one display flight)
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Barred Owl 1

Del Striegel
Floyd County



 

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Date: 2/14/19 4:55 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] American Woodcock, SW Monroe Co
I heard a woodcock peenting this evening west of my house.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Feb 14, 2019 6:20 PM
Protocol: Incidental

American Woodcock 1 peenting
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 1

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

 

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Date: 2/14/19 3:46 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane with Bands and Bracelets
Found a Sandhill Crane with bands yesterday outside the Ewing Bottoms.
He had ice bracelets on his legs. A phenomenon I have seen in the past
when cranes overnight roost in freezing water. Photo on my Flickr
site... https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/47033275732

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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Date: 2/13/19 6:07 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Kestrel attacking Light morph WRTH
Lost video of this Kestrel and could not recover. However, I had saved one frame so I videoed it. Not best quality, but Origional phrame photo will be going to State fair this coming summer. Video made on 2/11/2019. This bird is same as in northern field and was near nest I saw being built Sunday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mJvLZ8KG70

Spike
 

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Date: 2/13/19 4:46 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Light morph adult Western Eagle Creek area Monday launches
Spectacular launce of Light morph Monday at WRT area West of Eagle Creek park, Indy.
I have finally learned how to get the frame by frame. This bird just S of nest I reported last week. intermediate showed up 1 hr later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrf90m87G_s

Spike
 

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Date: 2/13/19 2:01 pm
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Greater White-Fronted Geese
The Hansen Center Pond keeps on giving. After a tip from a friend that there was a flock of Greater White-Fronted, I checked for myself after school, and was met with a mixed flock of Cackling Geese and Canadas, but what looked like no Greater White-Fronted. I saw three birds that looked like they could be the geese, but they were sleeping. Just as I was about to go, I turned around to get pictures and to my absolute joy and wonderful luck, a Red-Shouldered Hawk darted over the pond, startling the geese and waking one of the birds in question, which raised its head and uttered a shrill, clear Greater White-Fronted call. I zeroed in and could make out its face. Other than that, no Ross’s, just Lesser and Greater Canada with some Cackling Geese, Mallards and Redheads.

3:00-3:18 PM, Hansen Center Franklin County, Indiana.
Lucas Wilson
 

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Date: 2/13/19 2:00 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 2 Kesrels attack Intermediate morph Western RTH EC Monday.
Adult intermediate morph Western Red-tailed Hawk returned to field N of CR 750 W of Eagle Creek Golf Course and Park Monday.
It stayed in place for an hour before resident Kestrels started attacking it. Just W of Malachi Catholic Church and 1 mile SE of this bird, one hour earlier, a Kestrel attacked the Light morph adult Western. I have finally learned how to slow down the videos to show flight launch. Used top of car for a tripod. Check out flight launch at end of video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEgqwk3NaaM

Spike Selig
 

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Date: 2/11/19 11:39 pm
From: thegarlicks <thegarlicks...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal
Gynandromorphism has been reported before in Cardinals. E.g., https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/a-gynandromorph-cardinal-one-half-male-the-other-half-female/

--Diane Garlick

----- Original Message -----

From: "Patricia Reynolds" <eagleowl4180...>
To: "IN-BIRD-L" <in-bird-l...>, "Spike Selig" <spikeselig...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:13:14 AM
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal

Looks like a late molting young male as young cardinals have a coat that looks like a female to give them camo until they are adept at flying and finding food.

Patti Reynolds
Indiana Raptor Center

On Monday, February 11, 2019, 10:25:10 PM EST, Spike Selig <spikeselig...> wrote:


My son sent me this

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/trilobites-a-rare-bird-indeed-a-cardinal-thats-half-male-half-female/ar-BBTnA2p?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=mailsignout

Spike


 

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Date: 2/11/19 11:13 pm
From: Patricia Reynolds <eagleowl4180...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal
Looks like a late molting young male as young cardinals have a coat that looks like a female to give them camo until they are adept at flying and finding food.
Patti ReynoldsIndiana Raptor Center

On Monday, February 11, 2019, 10:25:10 PM EST, Spike Selig <spikeselig...> wrote:

My son sent me this

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/trilobites-a-rare-bird-indeed-a-cardinal-thats-half-male-half-female/ar-BBTnA2p?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=mailsignout

Spike

 

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Date: 2/11/19 7:25 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Strange Cardinal
My son sent me this

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/trilobites-a-rare-bird-indeed-a-cardinal-thats-half-male-half-female/ar-BBTnA2p?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=mailsignout

Spike
 

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Date: 2/11/19 4:15 am
From: Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Greene County at Goose Pond, Snow Geese
On Saturday February 9 there were very large numbers of Snow Geese on Main Pool West making quite a show, and a few thousand Sandhill Cranes were in the area. We also saw a Palm Warbler along a ditch at GP10N.
Bob Guth
Bobwgfsa using gmail

 

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Date: 2/10/19 2:41 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard Birds, SW Monroe Co
All birds were seen at my feeders except the robin. I saw the robin at my neighbors just down the road while walking my dog Elliot.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Feb 10, 2019
Protocol: Incidental
22 species

Mourning Dove 71
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 19
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 1
House Finch 10
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 9
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 38
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 7
Northern Cardinal 38
House Sparrow 49

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

 

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Date: 2/10/19 1:31 pm
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Waterfowl in Ripley/Franklin County
I went out this afternoon from 1:15 to 4:00 to look for local waterfowl. I first stopped in Batesville at Liberty Park, where the reservoir yielded 2 Greater Scaup, 7 Redheads, and 19 Ring-Billed Gulls. At Bischoff Reservoir, there were two Canvasbacks, 2 Redheads, 2 Gadwalls, 2 Common Goldeneyes, 17 Mallards, and a solitary Canada Goose. Also of interest was a Belted Kingfisher which I heard rattling in the distance. Someone pulled up and asked me if I had seen any eagles, but unfortunately there were none. I next went to the road that crosses Bischoff Reservoir on N County Road 450 East, but there were only Mallards, a few Redheads, and a flock of Canadas that landed. A kestrel was perched on the telephone wire. Finally, I stopped at the Hansen Center Pond, where to my delight I found a Northern Pintail, 4 Cackling Geese, and 7 Ross’ Geese with many Canada and Mallards. Sunday is the best time to view the pond for any who would be interested in visiting it in the future due to it being closed, but I’m sure there would be room in the parking lot for a visitor looking to find the birds during the week.
2/10/19 Lucas Wilson
 

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Date: 2/10/19 9:54 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park Sunday bird hike
The 2/10/19 Sunday bird hike tallied 54 species. The list is as follows: 




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| Canada Goose |


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| Snow Goose |


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| Greater White-fronted Goose |


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| Cackling Goose |


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| American Black Duck |


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| Mallard |


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| Ring-necked Duck |


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| Lesser Scaup |


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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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| Great blue Heron |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


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| Killdeer |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Herring 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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| Blue Jay |


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| American Crow |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


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| Tufted Titmouse |


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| Red-breasted Nuthatch |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Brown Creeper |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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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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| Fox Sparrow |


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| Song 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 |

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

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Date: 2/9/19 5:23 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Birding around Salamonie Today: field sparrow, savannah sparrow, waxwings, towhees
Cold morning but lots of sun and lots of sparrows to be seen around
Salamonie. Highlights were large flocks of mixed sparrows and Cardinals at
Five Ponds, Dora Recreation Area, and Lost Bridge West Scout Camp. Was able
to locate (by sound and sight) E Towhee at both Dora and Five Ponds, and
picked up a Savannah Sparrow among the Songs and AT Sparrows at Dora. All
three spots produced WC Sparrows. There is corn left standing at Dora and 5
Ponds that attracts hoards of Cardinals and Sparrows, and the Towhees.
There was a Hermit thrush reported at Five Ponds that I was hunting for but
realized that the call of Towhee and Hermit Thrush are very similar so if
the thrush was heard only it may have been the Towhee. At Lost Bridge
West, I was rewarded with 2 Field Sparrows after looking at dozens of AT
Sparrows in a large flock in the Scout Camp. Another good spot was the
Marsh and 3 ponds near the Orchard Primitive Camp and Horse Camp. Here I
saw the RS Hawk that is a regular here, and a flock of Waxwings. My 11
checklists are summarized in the report below.

Andrew Wolfe
Andrews, IN (Huntington Co)


Number of Species 40
Number of Individuals 622
Species Name Species Count
Canada Goose 79
Rock Pigeon 2
Mourning Dove 32
Ring-billed Gull 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 6
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 17
Downy Woodpecker 12
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Blue Jay 22
American Crow 61
Horned Lark 1
Carolina Chickadee 15
Tufted Titmouse 13
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 14
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 3
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 7
House Finch 1
Pine Siskin 4
American Goldfinch 11
Field Sparrow 2
American Tree Sparrow 83
Dark-eyed Junco 77
White-crowned Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 14
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 9
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 88
House Sparrow 9

 

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Date: 2/9/19 5:02 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Videos of light morph and Intermediate morph Western Red-tails flying together Today
I searched for an hour for the Light morph Western with no luck this afternoon.  As I headed home the light morph landed on the silo on CR 750  N.  Before I could get my camera set up it flew.

It joined an Intermediate morph adult Western already flying.  The intermediate dived toward the light morph before they left to the South. Are these the 2 RTs building a nest near by ????

Just had to be my best hawk day ever. I think this was my best birding day ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF3P5A32Vvo

Spike     
 

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Date: 2/9/19 10:47 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, Feb 9, 2019 Gr.Wh-fr.Goose


________________________________


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

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Feb 9, 2019 8:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.8 mile(s)
29 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 350
Canada Goose 1500
Mute Swan 5
Mallard 21
American Black Duck 1
Redhead 16
Ring-necked Duck 18
Greater Scaup 1
Lesser Scaup 1
Common Goldeneye 2
American Coot 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Horned Lark 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 22
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
House Sparrow 35

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52521562

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


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Date: 2/9/19 10:08 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Feb 8, 2019
We had our first Rusty Blackbirds of the year yesterday that came in to the base of the hill in front of our house along with a group of Redwings. A couple of Purple Finches have been fairly regular. We did not see the male Indigo Bunting yesterday but it appeared today for a short visit - it has molted considerably since the first time we saw it!

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Feb 8, 2019
32 species

Canada Goose 2
Hooded Merganser 4

Mourning Dove 9

Ring-billed Gull 2

Bald Eagle 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1

Blue Jay 3
American Crow 12
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 5
House Finch 6
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 22
American Tree Sparrow 3
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 12
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Red-winged Blackbird 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Rusty Blackbird 2
Northern Cardinal 8
House Sparrow 4

 

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Date: 2/8/19 2:18 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Video of Adult light morph Western Red-tailed Hawk taking flight
This hawk showed up W of Eagle Creek Golf Club November 10 with an adult medium morph Western. The medium left week before the EC Christmas count but was replaced by a second Medium morph adult. That bird appeared in week after EC count only once, videos to follow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq1NiJFGErE

spike Selig
 

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Date: 2/8/19 6:47 am
From: Shari McCollough <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)
Glad to help Amy! 
Shari McCollough
Indiana Audubon Membership ChairLet the beauty of nature inspire you!
    

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4:57:44 PM EST, Philip Clay English <engliph...> wrote:

That's some of the best news I've heard in a while, Amy! Good for us! Good for those birds! :)

From: "akearns" <AKearns...>
To: <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:20:13 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)


One week ago, I shared a need for more Breeding Bird Survey volunteers. The response from birders has been astounding! There is only one vacant route in Indiana remaining, which is the lowest vacancy rate in at least 20 years! I want to thank all the volunteers – from the ones who just signed up, to the veterans who have been counting for years. THANK YOU so much for everything you do! We could not monitor bird populations this accurately nationwide without your help!

 

For more info on the BBS and to view vacant routes, please visit the BBS website:

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/index.cfm

Amy KearnsMitchell 

 

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Date: 2/7/19 1:57 pm
From: Philip Clay English <engliph...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)
That's some of the best news I've heard in a while, Amy! Good for us! Good for those birds! :)



From: "akearns" <AKearns...>
To: <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:20:13 PM
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)



One week ago, I shared a need for more Breeding Bird Survey volunteers. The response from birders has been astounding! There is only one vacant route in Indiana remaining, which is the lowest vacancy rate in at least 20 years! I want to thank all the volunteers – from the ones who just signed up, to the veterans who have been counting for years. THANK YOU so much for everything you do! We could not monitor bird populations this accurately nationwide without your help!



For more info on the BBS and to view vacant routes, please visit the BBS website:

[ https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/index.cfm | https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/index.cfm ]
Amy Kearns
Mitchell


 

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Date: 2/7/19 1:23 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey update (no sightings)
One week ago, I shared a need for more Breeding Bird Survey volunteers. The response from birders has been astounding! There is only one vacant route in Indiana remaining, which is the lowest vacancy rate in at least 20 years! I want to thank all the volunteers – from the ones who just signed up, to the veterans who have been counting for years. THANK YOU so much for everything you do! We could not monitor bird populations this accurately nationwide without your help!



For more info on the BBS and to view vacant routes, please visit the BBS website:

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBS/index.cfm

Amy Kearns
Mitchell
 

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Date: 2/7/19 10:16 am
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Correct URL for id request of Red-tailed hawk
Sorry for incorrect URL. Computer somehow took next URL when I copied. Could have been a Handa "Hawk" motorcycle though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq26Lj2PgHU

This video is also one of first tries at recopying video in video edit while clicking one frame at time. Videos I will be publishing on Western all are made this way and came out incredible.

Spike
 

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Date: 2/7/19 9:56 am
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help on Hawk Identification
Below video of a vary dark Red-tail was sitting on power line post just W of where adult light morph Western Red-tail has been hanging out since Nov 10 2018.Note black with Harlan's undersides but has white throat of Eastern and has slight red tint in tail. Send your comments to <spikeselig...>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hWfqn4jBSw

Yesterday, an adult light morph Western and a second Red-tail were hanging out together1 block S of Red-tail nest I reported on I-bird Monday. I got incredible videos and will post shortly. Birds were wet and though landed in tree100 feet from new nest, neither visited nest. The Light morph Western was in the field when I was driving home. It could be the same bird I got the around the nest video. Good chance there are 2 westerns . Nest Can be seen from CR 700 N. Go S from S from CR 1000 till you pass a brick square column on the right (6'). 100' past brick driveway marker, Look N to left. A large squirrell nest is easly seen. To the right of the nest is a clearing in the tree line that has a creek running through it. The second tree to the right of the clearing has a smaller stick nest that is low and lines up with the top of the Catholic Church building's roof tops
 

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Date: 2/6/19 6:54 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon-2/5/19
Yesterday morning, there were 4 Purple Finches (3m, 1f) at our feeders along with a single Pine Siskin and the continuing male Indigo Bunting, which we first saw in the yard on 1/19.

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's
30 species

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 2
Gadwall 10

Mourning Dove 7

Bald Eagle 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2

Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 4
House Finch 3
PURPLE FINCH 4
PINE SISKIN 1
American Goldfinch 15
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 13
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Northern Cardinal 5
INDIGO BUNTING 1
House Sparrow 3

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN

 

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Date: 2/5/19 7:21 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Addition to my last list
Gulls in the cove behind me. I am not good on identifying them. My guess would be ring-billed
Charlie
Utica

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 2/5/19 7:09 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pileated wood pecker
On Front Street in Utica. Also, observed an Immature eagle from my house on the berm across the street that overlooks a quarry pit on Utica Pike to the West, and the Ohio River to the East. Lots of House Sparrows, Starlings, Rock Doves, Robins, Mourning Doves, Cardinals, White Crowned/Throated Sparrows. Along with Smaller numbers of Blue Jays, Red Wing Blackbirds, Carolina Chickadees, House Finches, Downy woodpeckers (m-f), Red Bellied Woodpeckers(m-f), Red Tail Hawks, Red Shoulder Hawks. There is a Red shoulder(Imm), that has allowed me on several occasions when I am walking the dog or for exercise to get extremely close. Pretty cool. Brown Headed Cowbirds, Carolina Wrens, A. Crows. In the cove behind me that leads to the Ohio River: C. Geese, DC Cormorants, Blue Herons, Mallards, Hooded and Common Mergansers. Still seeing a Red Breasted Nuthatch that has been here since November. Saw Wild Turkeys while traveling today too.
Charlie Hornung,
Clark County,
Utica


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Date: 2/5/19 6:20 am
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-tailed Hawks building nest W of Eagle Creek Golf course, Indy
I videoed a pair of Red-tailed Hawks sitting on and building a nest viewable from the Malachi Catholic Church 750 N West of the Eagle Creek Golf Course, Eagle Creek.  I got videos from about a quarter of mile away to see if they were Westerns but distance made videos inconclusive.  One hawk appeared to be scratching his flank frequently and appeared to have trouble maintaining his balance on a branch. I got permission from property owner and the church to set up a blind near the nest but yesterday, while I was sitting 100' from below the nest, the birds were in the close  area but theydid not visit the nest. I had left binocs in car and no way to varyfy Eastern or Western.
The adult light morph Western Red-tail is still using the field NW of the Church.  On the 10 of this month it will have been there for 4 months.  I have many videos cuts of the bird now but have waited to post videos until I see if it finds a mate to nest. Heavy rain tomorrow makes this difficult.
Sunday after the EC bird hike get-together, A flock of about 150 Snow Geese flew over the ice skating pond. This might be a high count for Eagle Creek Park forever, though a common sight at Goose Pond.  Snows were flying South though Vs of Canadas were flying in all directions for the entire afternoon.
Yesterday, at the long pond behind Malachi Church, 2 Killdeer showed up. None had been reported in the EC area since late last fall before the Christmas Count.

If you want to see the Light Morph Western, take 750 N  West from Raceway road, when you get out of the housing area, look left at start of corn field, Look way to the riht (North) at the tree line on edge of field (1/4 mile). Look at Northern top of white tall silo. As you pas silo look in tree in cornfield (N side of road). Bird sits in woods with house in it to west of silo.  Before you get to large Malachi Church, bird sits on NE corner of large woods.  New nest is SW of and in sight of Malachi Church.. I talked to Church School in S building and let them know there might be birders there looking for the hawk. The nest is on a church members  corn field. The house owner on other side of Creek 700 N said he would talk with property owners in area so all knew what we were doing. Vary nice person.
The only other place the Light morph Western visits is the SW corner of 700N and Raceway across from Golf Course.  You should be able to find the bird. He is red adult tail with heavy black belly streaks and white upper chest. shows no Reddish color shown in Sibley's Larger field guide book.
Western looks exactly like picture in below in flight. In flight, the bird could be easily be misidentified as our common Eastern.

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/redtailedhawksubspecies.html

Will publish videos on WRT shortly..

Spike
 

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Date: 2/4/19 3:20 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Herring or GBB Gull at Lake Claire?
Gull ID can be complex and takes a lot of experience. A written description is insufficient evidence (for eBird or a state record comm) in most instances when dealing with a rarity. 
Great Black-backed Gull is very rare away from the lakefront and adjacent counties with dumps. Lesser Black-backed Gull is the expected Black-backed Gull when one shown up at inland reservoirs. (I personally have never seen an inland Great Black-backed Gull in Indiana). 
Herring Gulls are extremely variable in first year plumage ranging from ghostly pale to extremely dark. Individual gulls of a species can vary in size by about 25%. So, within a flock of Herrings (or any other species), it's possible to see runts and large birds. 
First year Great Black-backed has a distinctive black and white checkerboard pattern. There is not a lot of what I consider brown on them. 
Even very experienced birders can have trouble providing sufficient written details for gulls. It takes experience to know the difference in Bill shape and sizes, head shape, and the minutiae of wing and tail feather details among the expected gulls of a region to make an ID. 
Photos are very valuable when an odd looking Gull shows up. 
Don GorneyIndianapolis
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 5:53 PM, Andrew Wolfe<jawwolfe...> wrote: Hi. I'm no gull expert but after studying my Sibley guide I'm questioning my call that this immature gull at Lake Claire was Herring.  It was extremely large compared to the RBB and overall showed three colors:  whiter head and neck, browner wings and back, and black wing tips.  Only saw it sitting on the ice. First and second year Herring gull seems to have a more brownish head and neck.   I'll try to photo it tomorrow if it is sill there.  Given my description, is there enough to make the call either way?  Thanks.
Earlier message....
Saw my first Herring Gull on Lake Claire/Huntington Co. Of course I didn't have my phone so no pics.  See desc. below. Was trying to rule out GBB gull, but I"m pretty sure it didn't have dark enough wings, more dark grey speckled. 
Andrew WolfeHuntington County, IN

Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 4, 2019 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     cloudy warm ice melting on lake some open water
4 species

Canada Goose  25
Mallard  20
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  1     50% larger than adjacent RB gull, black wing tips, white neck and gray/black speckled wings. first year?

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52376148

 

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Date: 2/4/19 2:53 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Herring or GBB Gull at Lake Claire?
Hi. I'm no gull expert but after studying my Sibley guide I'm questioning
my call that this immature gull at Lake Claire was Herring. It was
extremely large compared to the RBB and overall showed three colors:
whiter head and neck, browner wings and back, and black wing tips. Only
saw it sitting on the ice. First and second year Herring gull seems to have
a more brownish head and neck. I'll try to photo it tomorrow if it is
sill there. Given my description, is there enough to make the call either
way? Thanks.

Earlier message....

Saw my first Herring Gull on Lake Claire/Huntington Co. Of course I didn't
have my phone so no pics. See desc. below. Was trying to rule out GBB
gull, but I"m pretty sure it didn't have dark enough wings, more dark grey
speckled.

Andrew Wolfe
Huntington County, IN

Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 4, 2019 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: cloudy warm ice melting on lake some open water
4 species

Canada Goose 25
Mallard 20
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull 1 50% larger than adjacent RB gull, black wing tips,
white neck and gray/black speckled wings. first year?

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52376148

 

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Date: 2/4/19 10:03 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Claire Huntington, Feb 4, 2019
Saw my first Herring Gull on Lake Claire/Huntington Co. Of course I didn't
have my phone so no pics. See desc. below. Was trying to rule out GBB
gull, but I"m pretty sure it didn't have dark enough wings, more dark grey
speckled.

Andrew Wolfe
Huntington County, IN

Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 4, 2019 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: cloudy warm ice melting on lake some open water
4 species

Canada Goose 25
Mallard 20
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull 1 50% larger than adjacent RB gull, black wing tips,
white neck and gray/black speckled wings. first year?

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52376148

 

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Date: 2/3/19 8:04 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Northern county birds
   Lisa and I spent a few hours birding the three counties north of us (Dekalb, Lagrange, and Steuben) this afternoon, taking advantage of the warmer weather. It ended up to be a good day for raptors, with a total of seven species for the day. Many of the Red-tails that we saw were paired up. We got our first Turkey Vulture of the year just south of Kendalville, and FINALLY got the Golden Eagle at Pigeon River that had been reported so many times. It was soaring near the Curtis Creek Fish Hatchery, and heading towards the Northeast.   The Mongo Millpond held a couple Tundra Swans, some Common Goldeneyes, and an adult Bald Eagle, and our other Bald Eagle was an immature bird flying over the Waterfowl Resting Area. We also saw quite a few Kestrels throughout the day with a total of probably a dozen birds. Another nice surprise was a nice adult Red-shouldered Hawk along 300N, just west of Mongo.   The following is a list of birds seen at Pigeon River only. I really didn't keep an exact count the rest of the day. 
Canada Goose  50
Mute Swan  9
Tundra Swan  2    Mongo Millpond
Mallard  21
Common Goldeneye  6
Wild Turkey  11
Mourning Dove  17
Golden Eagle  1    Adult, flying near Curtis Creek Fish Hatchery
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2    1 Adult at Mongo Millpond, and 1 Immature at the Waterfowl Resting Area
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  6
American Kestrel  2
Blue Jay  21
American Crow  15
Eastern Bluebird  11
American Robin  4
European Starling  30
Dark-eyed Junco  15
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
House Sparrow  6
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 2/3/19 12:40 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park Sunday bird hike
The 2/3/19 Eagle Creek hike tallied 46 species. The list is as follows: 




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| Canada Goose |


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| Snow Goose |


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| Greater White-fronted Goose |


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| Mallard |


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| Common Goldeneye |


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| Great blue Heron |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


|


| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Rock Pigeon |


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| Mourning Dove |


|


| Barred Owl |


|


| Red-headed Woodpecker |


|


| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


|


| Downy Woodpecker |


|


| Hairy Woodpecker |


|


| Northern Flicker |


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| Pileated Woodpecker |


|


| Blue Jay |


|


| American Crow |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


|


| Tufted Titmouse |


|


| Red-breasted Nuthatch |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Winter Wren |


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| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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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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| Fox Sparrow |


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| Song Sparrow |


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| White-throated Sparrow |


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| Dark-eyed Junco |


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| Northern Cardinal |


|


| Red-winged Blackbird |


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| Rusty Blackbird |


|


| House  Finch |


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| American Goldfinch |


|


| House Sparrow |

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

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Date: 2/2/19 5:20 pm
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bischoff Reservoir Geese
After an unsuccessful attempt at viewing them ended in nearly every bird flushing yesterday, I decided to try viewing the huge flocks of waterfowl at Bischoff Reservoir. As I pulled up, there was a medium-sized group of Mallards and Canada Geese on the ice and a flock of Common Goldeneye on the small hole in the ice. Over the next 30 minutes, however, thousands of Canada Geese and hundreds of the aforementioned ducks started packing in. In the fading light, among the final groups of geese included a flock of nine Cackling Geese, announcing their presence with squeaky, high-pitched calls that contrasted with the Canadas’. There could have been more species present, but many birds were unidentifiable due to the low lighting. 2/2/2018 Ripley County.

Lucas Wilson.
 

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Date: 2/2/19 2:03 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind 2-February-2019
Today (2-Feb-2019) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded a few lakefront sites and then headed inland.

The scoters that were formerly at Portage Lakefront Park have moved down Burns Ditch to the Portage Marina (where they were much closer for viewing).

Once again adult males dominated in the 15 Rough–legged Hawks that we tallied, with six (or 40%) of the birds identified. There were 2 immatures, one adult female, and six in which the gender could not be determined. This result is troubling, as in past years immature birds usually constituted the dominant age category.

—PORT OF INDIANA
American Black Duckm1
Mallard,25
Canvasback,3 males
Redhead,125
Greater Scaup,135
Common Goldeneye,10
Bufflehead,5
Common Merganser,25
Double-crested Cormorant,1
Bald Eagle,1 first-cycle
Herring Gull,15
Great Black-backed Gull,1 adult

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK
Redhead,1
Greater Scaup,10
Common Goldeneye,5
Bufflehead,1
Common Merganser,30
Red-breasted Merganser,1
Bald Eagle,1 adult
Herring Gull,10
Glaucous Gull,1 first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull,1 first-cycle

—BURNS DITCH & PORTAGE MARINA (met Matt Beatty)
Greater Scaup,10
Surf Scoter,2 adult males
White-winged Scoter,3 – adult male & 2 fems
Common Goldeneye,5
Hooded Merganser,2
Common Merganser,50
Red-breasted Merganser,50
Bald Eagle,2- 2 adults & 2 imm
Herring Gull,10
White-crowned Sparrow,1 adult
Dark-eyed Junco,3

—NORTHERN PORTER CO Cooper’s Hawk,1

—SOUTHERN LAPORTE CO
Bald Eagle,1 adult
American Kestrel,1

—JASPER COUNTY
Northern Harrier,1 adult fem
Bald Eagle,2 imm
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Sandhill Crane,1105
Merklin,1 IMF
Horned Lark,54
Lapland Longspur,1 (with Horned Larks)

—SHAFER GENERATING STATION
Bald Eagle,1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk,1

—NEWTON COUNTY
Wild Turkey,14
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Rough-legged Hawk,6- 2 light adult males, a light imm, one light adult, & 2 light morphs
Merlin,1 IMF
Horned Lark,35
American Tree Sparrow,20
White-crowned Sparrow,6- 2 adults & 4 first-cycle
Dark-eyed Junco,15

—TNC KANKAKEE SANDS (met Brendan & Josh Grube)
Northern Harrier,1 adult male
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Rough-legged Hawk,8- 3 light adult males, 2 dark adult males, a light imm, a light adult fem, & one dark morph.
Horned Lark,10
American Tree Sparrow, 82
Eastern Meadowlark,10

—WILLOW SLOUGH AREA
Northern Harrier,1 juv
Rough-legged Hawk,1 light adult male

 

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Date: 2/2/19 11:43 am
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee: Upon further review...
I have had many informed and helpful suggestions that more likely what I heard was not an E Peewee but a dreaded Starling! doing their best Peewee imitation.

When I heard the song, I saw no Starlings, only small and appropriately sized birds at my neighbor’s feeder. I went back out and saw a flock of 15 E Starlings on the ground and hidden from easy view.

I willingly retract my ID as it did seem way too early…and now I have the Starling “doin the Peewee thing” in my sound memory.

Bob Kissel
N Bloomington
 

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Date: 2/2/19 10:22 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee
Could it have been a starling?Ed Powers, Allen County


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
To: Bloomington-birds <bloomington-birds-l...>; Indiana bird List <in-bird-l...>
Sent: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 1:07 pm
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee

-8 on Wednesday, 58 tomorrow. I’m mixed up weather-wise and maybe so is the E Peewee I heard this am when I was outside…

Bob Kissel
N Bloomington
 

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Date: 2/2/19 10:09 am
From: Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Late afternoon visitors at feeders, SW Monroe Co
At least 1000 sandhills on the ground us 50 and 135 n. 1:00 pm Saturday.


Sherry Mitchell-Bruker







> On Jan 31, 2019, at 8:16 PM, Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> wrote:
>
> I noticed an unusually large number of cardinals (36) at the feeders late this afternoon (5:15pm), so I decided to watch for a little while to see how many other species came. It was much easier to count the birds feeding on the ground without the horde of House Sparrows that had already called it a day.
>
> Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co
>
>
> Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
> Jan 31, 2019 5:15 PM - 5:40 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> 14 species
>
> Mourning Dove 10
> Red-headed Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Carolina Chickadee 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> European Starling 1
> American Tree Sparrow 3
> Fox Sparrow 2
> Dark-eyed Junco 13
> White-throated Sparrow 6
> Song Sparrow 5 (individual with one white feather in right wing continues)
> Eastern Towhee 3 (2 males and 1 female)
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> Northern Cardinal 36
>
>
> Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
> Jan 30, 2019
> Protocol: Incidental
> 2 species
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Common Grackle 1
>
>
> These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 2/2/19 10:07 am
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] E Peewee
-8 on Wednesday, 58 tomorrow. I’m mixed up weather-wise and maybe so is the E Peewee I heard this am when I was outside…

Bob Kissel
N Bloomington
 

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Date: 2/1/19 12:52 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-rumped Warbler Clark County
Spotted one this afternoon on Upper River Road by the Lewis and Clark Bridge
Charlie Hornung
Utica

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 2/1/19 8:40 am
From: leslie selden <lesliekromselden...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills over Carmel?
At a distance, as I was driving, I saw one long line and one large V of birds flying west over Carmel at Keystone Ave and 116th St, at about 10:45 am. Anyone else see these, close enough to hear or visually ID?
Leslie Selden

 

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Date: 2/1/19 8:09 am
From: Susan Hengeveld <shengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Glaucous Gull Lake Lemon
Jim found a 1st cycle Glaucous Gull this morning at Fairfax on Lake Monroe. It was first seen from the turn around past Fourwinds but was flying around some and seen from the walkway behind Fourwinds.

No sign of the Long-tailed Duck Joe Bailey found yesterday.

....Susan and Jim

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Date: 1/31/19 5:16 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Late afternoon visitors at feeders, SW Monroe Co
I noticed an unusually large number of cardinals (36) at the feeders late this afternoon (5:15pm), so I decided to watch for a little while to see how many other species came. It was much easier to count the birds feeding on the ground without the horde of House Sparrows that had already called it a day.

Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co


Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 31, 2019 5:15 PM - 5:40 PM
Protocol: Stationary
14 species

Mourning Dove 10
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 1
American Tree Sparrow 3
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 13
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 5 (individual with one white feather in right wing continues)
Eastern Towhee 3 (2 males and 1 female)
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Northern Cardinal 36


Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 30, 2019
Protocol: Incidental
2 species

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Common Grackle 1


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Date: 1/31/19 1:25 pm
From: Kearns, Amy <AKearns...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Breeding Bird Survey Routes Available (no sightings)
Would you like to help birds and contribute to science by completing a roadside bird survey in early to mid-June every year? Can you identify all the breeding birds in your area by sight and sound? Do you have access to an automobile for reliable transportation? If so, I'd like to offer you an opportunity to run a Breeding Bird Survey route! Indiana has 10 vacant routes - take a look and see if there is one near you! Each 25 mile route has 50 stops where an observer counts birds for 3 minutes. The valuable data is used to inform bird conservation - for example, to help identify trends and alert conservationists if a species is in decline. You can view available routes, access data, and read more about the BBS at the below link. If you'd like to volunteer, send me an email soon and I'll get you signed up. Thank you and have a great day!

https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/index.cfm

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: 1/29/19 5:50 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gibson county birding
Two good days for my annual January Gibson County expedition. Today was a beautiful day. Large numbers of geese.

Gibson Generating Station -- Outer Perimeter County Roads, Gibson, Indiana, US
Jan 28, 2019 12:51 PM - 4:39 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
37 species

Snow Goose 43500
Ross's Goose 2
Greater White-fronted Goose 192
Canada Goose 166
Trumpeter Swan 2
Northern Shoveler 8
Gadwall 78
Mallard 480
American Black Duck 7
Northern Pintail 22
Lesser Scaup 26
Bufflehead 83
Common Goldeneye 11
Hooded Merganser 11
Common Merganser 15
Mourning Dove 3
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 257
Great Blue Heron 3
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 2 1 2nd year, 1 3rd year
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
American Robin 1
European Starling 17
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 13
Red-winged Blackbird 500
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52147745

Gibson Generating Station -- Outer Perimeter County Roads, Gibson, Indiana, US
Jan 29, 2019 7:35 AM - 9:42 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 60000 25,000 fly over count by hundreds. 1 large uplift of a thick multi-dimension of birds quickly counted and multiplied of 35,000. Then settled back on Gibson Lake, very conservative estimation.
Greater White-fronted Goose 14000 Exact count by hundreds. 10,000 On small lakes on north end. Just south of SR 64. 4000 in newly dug lakes in construction area.
Canada Goose 266
swan sp. 2
Mallard 230
American Black Duck 12
Canvasback 25
Redhead 64
Bufflehead 8
Common Goldeneye 21
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 1
Mourning Dove 9
Ring-billed Gull 8
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 4 1 Juvenile, 2 Adults, 1 2nd year,
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 7
Horned Lark 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 1
European Starling 2
Field Sparrow 4
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 12
White-crowned Sparrow 12
White-throated Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 300
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Northern Cardinal 9

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52169656

Wheeling Bottoms, Gibson, Indiana, US
Jan 29, 2019 10:33 AM - 12:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
17 species (+1 other taxa)

Snow Goose 150
Tundra Swan 3
swan sp. 11
Mallard 30
Hooded Merganser 5
Northern Bobwhite 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Rough-legged Hawk 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 3
Horned Lark 7
Northern Mockingbird 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Meadowlark 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52174438

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Bob Decker

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Date: 1/29/19 3:47 pm
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Batesville Short-Eared Owl
While waiting for my dentist’s appointment at 3:30 this afternoon, I observed two Short-Eared Owls hunting in the field adjacent to the Physician’s Center/Hansen Center to the left of 229. The first bird lingered over the field, looping low over the long grass, and was soon joined by a second owl, which flew directly above my head, allowing for an ID. The first bird eventually flew off the left. I was unable to see if the birds stayed or left, as I had to proceed with my appointment, but when I left the birds were absent. Franklin County, IN

Lucas Wilson
 

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Date: 1/29/19 9:51 am
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cold morning on the lakefront

This morning (29 Jan 2019) I spent an unusually cold morning on the lakefront. The “mobile” ice cover has now moved to the Beverly Shores lakefront, as a result of the brisk SW winds. Better results occurred at Portage Lakefront Park and the Port of Indiana.

At Portage the wind forced ice into the northern 2/3 of the bay, moving the duck flock much closer to the parking lot (in the 4 degree wind I birded only from the vehicle). Highlights included all three scoters (new for me was the presence of two female Blacks) and five Great Black-backed Gulls (3 adults & 2 first-cycle).

The reverse ice condition occurred at the Port of Indiana. The wind had pushed virtually all of the ice out of the harbor. Saturday’s duck flock was still present, but not readily visible due to “Arctic Sea Smoke,” (rising steam). My best birds included a small flock of Long-tailed Ducks (one adult male and two females) that were near the restroom area.

A frigid, but rewarding morning.

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 1/28/19 12:22 pm
From: KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] merlin
Merlin still present in Chesterton. Seen mostly in the afternoon.
 

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Date: 1/28/19 12:18 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Screech Owl
I have a gray-morph Eastern Screech Owl roosting in an owl box in my
backyard! I know these birds are "common," but this is only the second one
I have ever seen. So if you would like to stop by to try and see it, please
email me and I'll let you know where it is!

Greg M
Fort Wayne

 

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Date: 1/27/19 5:48 pm
From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cackling Geese - Columbus
There were a total of at least eleven Cackling Geese in groups of three and
eight in the massive flock of Canada Geese at the Wal-mart/Menards/Sam’s
Club retention ponds in Columbus, just off the SR 46 exit from I-65.
Initially both groups were in the Wal-mart side - however a truck driver
encouraged his little dog to chase the geese and they all flushed. The
flock scattered but settled in various parts of the pond complex. There
were also at least 30 Greater White-fronted Geese, although likely more
were there behind a small rise.

-Kirk Roth

 

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Date: 1/27/19 3:32 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Birds were seen/heard at my property—except the 28 robins were seen southeast of my property in my neighbors’ yard; I heard a robin in my yard.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Jan 27, 2019

Mourning Dove 77
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 26
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 28
House Finch 11
American Goldfinch 3
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 8
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Northern Cardinal 26
House Sparrow 38


Jan 22, 2019

Red-tailed Hawk 1


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Date: 1/27/19 1:00 pm
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, January 27, 2019
The Sunday morning birding group tallied 38 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Common Goldeneye
Great blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

The Sunday morning bird walk begins at 9 AM at the Ornithology Center., all are welcome.

Don Williams
 

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Date: 1/26/19 2:37 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Shrike still at Eagle Marsh as of Thursday, good ducks
Belated report form Thursday at Eagle Marsh. Shrike still present in early
morning. Open water was flowing in the ditches along the CD fed by the
waste plant outlet. Felt bad chasing the mallards from both directions but
finally saw Pintail, H Merg and Shoveler among them. A Goldeneye flew by
as well. Was looking for the RL hawk but actually saw 2 RT (one was first
year) and N Harrier. At Fox Island the trails were iced and hikers not
welcome on most of them anyhow so I left but managed to find a towhee by
the sheds.

Andrew Wolfe
Andrews, IN (Huntington CO)

Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Jan 24, 2019 8:09 AM - 9:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.41 mile(s)
Comments: Some open water along CD cloudy 28 deg
23 species

Canada Goose 80 Fly by
Northern Shoveler 1
Mallard 125 Ditch along CD open water
Northern Pintail 3 with mallards
Common Goldeneye 1 flyby
Hooded Merganser 1 with mallards
Great Blue Heron 5
Northern Harrier 1 along CD near Shrike
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 one adult and one first year
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Northern Shrike 1 Corner tree at CD turn continuing bird clearly saw
black mask
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
American Robin 43
European Starling 30
American Tree Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 19
Swamp Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51993984

Fox Island County Park and Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Jan 24, 2019 9:31 AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.598 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose 5
Mourning Dove 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 3
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 1
American Goldfinch 1
American Tree Sparrow 8
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Eastern Towhee 1 in woods by maintenance sheds
Northern Cardinal 12
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51993986

 

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Date: 1/26/19 1:57 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Birding NW Salamonie Lake Area: Towhees, Sapsucker, and C Waxwing
Nice crisp morning to walk around NW Salamonie. Hunters scarce so I was
finally able to visit 5 Ponds this winter as was not disappointed, finding
3 towhees (2 seen 3 calling), C waxwing, and a ton of cardinals and
sparrows. Notable was 10 Swamp Sparrows. I noticed some water seeping from
one of the ponds. Also got to hear one of my favorite bird songs: WT
Sparrows which were very numerous. There is corn left from harvesting and
birds were thick. Very icy roads throughout made for a tense drive and
difficult walking. At Salamonie St. Forest I saw my 2nd YB Sapsucker for
the winter very near the spot I saw my first, close to Hominy Ridge but
across the dike. My favorite spot at Dora was occupied by hunters with
dogs so I passed that up.

Andrew Wolfe
Andrews, IN (Huntington Co)

Salamonie--5 ponds, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jan 26, 2019 8:28 AM - 9:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.693 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy cold 12 to 15 deg
20 species

Mourning Dove 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 12
American Tree Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-throated Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 10 All had no wing bars no streaking and gray nape
Eastern Towhee 3 Saw two and heard three
Northern Cardinal 30

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057731

Salamonie River State Forest, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jan 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 10:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.104 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy and cold about 15 deg
11 species

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Along trail from hominy ridge past the
dike. Heard call then got a good look. On pine tree.
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057631

Salamonie Dam - Corps of Engineers, Wabash, Indiana, US
Jan 26, 2019 9:49 AM - 9:54 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.099 mile(s)
9 species

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Finch 16
American Goldfinch 6
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 8
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52057432

 

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Date: 1/26/19 12:42 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 26-Jan-2019 Two adult male Surf Scoters
Today (26-Jan-2018) our regular group of John Cassady, Randy Pals, and Lynn Vernon was joined by Roger L. Hedge. Delightful to again bird with Roger.

The morning temperature was near zero degrees F, but the day proved sunny with little wind. As ice is rapidly topping Lake Michigan we had hoped for a few good gulls, but had to settle for better than average waterfowl, with 16 species of ducks.

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH (visibility was seriously limited by steam)
Greater Scaup,40
Common Goldeneye,6
Common Merganser,5
Red-breasted Merganser,70
Herring Gull,8
Great Black-backed Gull,3- 2 adults & a first-cycle
American Tree Sparrow,2

—ROXANA POND
Canada Goose,300
Gadwall,3
American Black Duck,2
Mallard,40
Redhead,13
Greater Scaup,1 fem
Lesser Scaup,1
Common Goldeneye,2
Hooded Merganser,5
Common Merganser,5
Herring Gull,15
Great Black-backed Gull,1 adult

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK
Surf Scoter,1 adult male
White-winged Scoter,9
Common Goldeneye,114
Bufflehead,3
Common Merganser,18
Red-breasted Merganser,8
Herring Gull,5
Great Black-backed Gull,1 adult

—PORT OF INDIANA (iced over except in two small areas both of which were choked with ducks)
Canvasback,4- 3 males & a fem
Redhead,260
Greater Scaup,230
Surf Scoter,1 adult male
White-winged Scoter,3
Bufflehead,17
Common Merganser,170
Bald Eagle,1 adult

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Northern Harrier,4 – 3 juvs & a first-cycle male
Red-shouldered Hawk,2- adult & imm
Red-tailed Hawk,3
Rough-legged Hawk,1 light-morph sub-adult male
American Kestrel,1
American Tree Sparrow,34

—TRAIL CREEK (in Michigan City)
Canada Goose,200
Mallard,20
Ring-necked Duck,2
Common Goldeneye,4
Bufflehead,5

Ken Brock
Chesterton


 

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Date: 1/26/19 11:34 am
From: terry ballenger <t.ballenger...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhills
At 11:15 this morning I had three waves of sandhill cranes flying nearly due south directly over my property in downtown Noblesville.


Seems the frigid temps up north have pushed many lingering flock further south.



I would estimate 400+ total in all three groups.





Good birding,


Terry Ballenger, Ham. Co.
 

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Date: 1/26/19 11:11 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Rough-legged Hawk, Allen County
Ft Wayne International Airport, Allen, Indiana, US
Jan 26, 2019 1:45 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Rough-legged Hawk  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52061556

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The bird was perched on the fence paralleling the west end of the runway, along Smith Road.
Ed Powers, Allen County
 

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Date: 1/26/19 9:24 am
From: Phil <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Johnny Appleseed Park - Fort Wayne
My son and I walked the river greenway from Coliseum to just past Parnell and back.  Our list......

175 Canada Goose 
225 Mallard 
9 Common Goldeneye 
18 Hooded Merganser 
6 Common Merganser 
6 Mourning Dove 
1 American Coot 
1 Great Blue Heron 
1 Belted Kingfisher 
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 
1 Downy Woodpecker 
1 Hairy Woodpecker 
12 Blue Jay 
1 Black-capped Chickadee 
1 Tufted Titmouse 
2 White-breasted Nuthatch 
1 Carolina Wren 
30 American Robin 
2 House Finch 
4 American Goldfinch 
1 Dark-eyed Junco 
11 White-throated Sparrow 
1 Song Sparrow 
2 Northern Cardinal 
5 House Sparrow
Phil Wixom 

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Date: 1/25/19 7:27 pm
From: Hengeveld, Susan E. <shengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] L376 ornithology class field trips - Monroe/ Brown County
Had ornithology field trips both yesterday and today. Mostly we were at our house on Lake Lemon and watching feeders. It was our first field trip and a good time to work on binocular skills and basic IDs. It was also pretty cold, so sitting inside with donuts and coffee was very appealing. Helped that the feeders were hopping!

We did see the Indigo Bunting very briefly both yesterday as well as this afternoon (not when the students were here!), which Jim reported last Saturday, so has stuck around for almost a week.

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Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Jan 25, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 2
Mourning Dove 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 10
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 4
American Goldfinch 18
American Tree Sparrow 6
Fox Sparrow (Red) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 7
House Sparrow 3

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Lake Lemon--Riddle Point, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 24, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Canada Goose 100
Common Goldeneye 15
Hooded Merganser 8
Ring-billed Gull 10
Herring Gull (American) 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Eastern Bluebird 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
Song Sparrow 5


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FRIDAY’S eBird lists:

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Jan 25, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 2
Mourning Dove 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 10
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 4
American Goldfinch 18
American Tree Sparrow 6
Fox Sparrow (Red) 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7
White-throated Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 10
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 7
House Sparrow 3


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Lake Lemon--Riddle Point, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 25, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM

Canada Goose 150
Bufflehead 4
Common Goldeneye 5
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 5
Ring-billed Gull 8
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Song Sparrow 6
____________________________________
Dr. Susan Hengeveld
1001 E. 3rd Street
Department of Biology
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

<shengeve...><mailto:<shengeve...>
office — 510 N. Fess Ave - 1st floor
office phone -- 812-855-5239

 

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Date: 1/25/19 4:29 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Bald Eagle flying over Popcorn Church Rd, Lawrence Co
Popcorn Church Rd, Lawrence, Indiana, US
Jan 25, 2019 11:25 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Bald Eagle 1 Flying over road in same vicinity where I saw an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree on Nov 2-2018.

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Date: 1/24/19 7:55 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes
Two flocks of twenty each, loosely affiliated, flying due north at
considerable altitude; eight miles north of Tell City at 9:30 a.m. CST.

Larry Caldwell

Pat Burden


 

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Date: 1/22/19 9:44 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nice Lunchtime Drive along Wabash!
Getting out at lunch again, this time along Wabash at Huntington Forks of
the Wabash. Lots of flowing water, was hoping for ducks. Heard then saw my
first Fox Sparrow of Dec/Jan, along with 6 eagles, robins, bluebirds,
etc.. There were lots of sparrows foraging along the river too far away to
ID. Would be a good spot to return to with more time.

Wabash River, Huntington US-IN (40.8763,-85.5311), Huntington, Indiana, US
Jan 22, 2019 11:57 AM - 12:21 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.366 mile(s)
Comments: Partly cloudy 20s plenty of flowing water
18 species

Canada Goose 55
Mallard 30
Mourning Dove 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 6 3 Immature3 adult
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 7
European Starling 12
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51935281

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Date: 1/22/19 6:47 am
From: <falarn...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Red-breasted Nuthatch
Hendricks Co, near Eagle Creek Park
I’ve had the joy the last two mornings of having a Red-breasted Nuthatch land on the platform feeder as I was filling it.
Seemed fearless and very hungry.
Big Sue aka Sue Arnold

From: R Strayer
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 7:18 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscovy Duck

Earlier this week a Bald Eagle was spotted near my house at Bear lake in Noble County across from Merry Lea Environmental Nature Center. So went to see if the eagle may had returned and I spotted a Muscovy Duck drinking out of a puddle. It then flew off and I and another gentleman spotted again further around the lake. Later my neighbor said she saw it on the way home in a nearby field.

My pictures are on ebird.org

Bird list for Bear Lake, Noble County, IN

3:45-5:30

Muscovy Duck
Redheaded Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White Breasted Nuthatch 2
Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 16
House Sparrow 10

 

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Date: 1/21/19 3:14 pm
From: Jess Gwinn <jagmo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] late bird
Checked the feeders at 5:45 PM and had one Junco, one Song Sparrow, two
Cardinals and two Fox Sparrows. The Junco and Song Sparrow left at 5:50.
The last Cardinal departed at 5:55. A minute later a third Fox Sparrow
arrived simultaneously to one of them departing. The last Fox Sparrow and
winner left promptly at 6:00 PM. I refilled the feeders and spread seed on
the ground at 5 PM so there was good gleaning to be had. Wonder if they
would have stayed as late without the freshening of the feed?



Jess Gwinn

Greene County


 

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Date: 1/21/19 1:55 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] December and January birds, mostly SW Monroe Co
All birds seen or heard at my property in southwest Monroe County unless otherwise indicated. Mostly the usual suspects. A male/female pair of Hooded Mergansers showed up on the pond on Jan 1 and 19. Have seen a flock of Cedar Waxwings a few times.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Jan 21, 2019
Eastern Bluebird 1

Jan 20, 2019
Mourning Dove 91
Sandhill Crane 120
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 1
European Starling 7
House Finch 11
American Goldfinch 5
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 12
White-throated Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Northern Cardinal 21
House Sparrow 50

Jan 19, 2019
Hooded Merganser 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Song Sparrow 1 single white feather in right wing

Jan 18, 2019
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3

Jan 16, 2019 6:40 PM
Barred Owl 1

Jan 16, 2019
Great Blue Heron 1

Jan 13, 2019
Great Blue Heron 1
American Robin 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1

Jan 12, 2019
Mourning Dove 52
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 18
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 6
House Finch 12
American Goldfinch 9
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 16
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Northern Cardinal 22
House Sparrow 46

Jan 9, 2019
Great Blue Heron 1

Jan 8, 2019 5:00 PM
Cedar Waxwing 26

Kirksville, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 7, 2019 5:07 PM
Bald Eagle 1

Jan 6, 2019
Canada Goose 5
Mourning Dove 44
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 24
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1 single white feather on right wing
Eastern Towhee 1
Common Grackle 1
Northern Cardinal 13
House Sparrow 43

Jan 5, 2019
Red-tailed Hawk 1

Jan 1, 2019
Hooded Merganser 2
Mourning Dove 29
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 22
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 1
Northern Cardinal 8
House Sparrow 31

Dec 29, 2018
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5

Dec 28, 2018
Cedar Waxwing 11

Johnny's Junction, Lawrence, Indiana, US (near intersection of SR 37 and Sieboldt Quarry Rd)
Dec 28, 2018
Northern Harrier 1

Dec 27, 2018
Purple Finch 1

Dec 25, 2018
Canada Goose 1
Mourning Dove 53
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 1
House Finch 9
American Goldfinch 2
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 4
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Northern Cardinal 12
House Sparrow 25

Lee Phillips Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Dec 24, 2018
American Kestrel 1 perched on fence post

Dec 23, 2018
Mourning Dove 63
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Finch 20
American Goldfinch 5
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Northern Cardinal 17
House Sparrow 27

Dec 22, 2018
Cedar Waxwing 11

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

 

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Date: 1/20/19 8:26 pm
From: Sanderson, Ryan J <RSanderson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] New alert system
Indiana birding friends, after my recent trip to Sax-Zim Bog, it became pretty clear how valuable their alert system using the Telegram app can be. It is essentially a large group chat that can allow for instantaneous updates regarding rare birds. It is more instantaneous than the various Facebook pages, IN-BIRD posts, and eBird alerts as it allows for push notifications if you like (messages popping up on your phone, just as a text message would, as soon as people post). Push notifications can be disabled if you prefer. It’s free and can be accessed via mobile phone.

If you’d like to join a new Rare Bird Alert for Indiana I’ve set up, please download the Telegram app and join the chat by clicking on this link:

https://t.me/joinchat/L1_lKROH1uOxlhUgdC9W-w

I would still encourage posting to other media as you’ve been doing, but this will allow for faster notification if widely used.

Ryan Sanderson
Indianapolis

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Date: 1/20/19 7:36 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Jan 19 - 20
Here are our yard lists from yesterday and today. The Indigo Bunting did NOT make a reappearance today though all of the feeders were hopping!

Jim & Susan
Unionville, IN


Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Jan 19 - 31 species

Canada Goose 2
Mute Swan 2
Hooded Merganser 4

Mourning Dove 1

Ring-billed Gull 7

Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2

Bald Eagle 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 4
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 12
American Tree Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow (Red) 3
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 9
INDIGO BUNTING 1
House Sparrow 1

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Jan 20 - 31 species

Canada Goose 109
Mute Swan 2
Mallard 2
Hooded Merganser 23

Sandhill Crane 25

Ring-billed Gull 95

Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2

Blue Jay 6
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 10
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 25
American Tree Sparrow 3
Fox Sparrow (Red) 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 23
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 12
House Sparrow 2
 

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Date: 1/20/19 5:03 pm
From: Don Williams <sailbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park, January 20, 2019
The Sunday morning birders tallied 36 species. The list includes

Canada Goose
Mallard
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Great blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Western Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
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: 1/20/19 11:32 am
From: Steve Kiermaier <kiermaier23...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 1-20-19 Fort Wayne
I added a new bird for my property today, an adult dark morph Rough-legged Hawk. It flew over and gave me a good look.

Other birds today at my busy feeders:
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Bluebird
Bald Eagle, adult (flyover)
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
House Finch
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
House Sparrow
European Starling

Steve Kiermaier - Fort Wayne
 

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Date: 1/19/19 2:22 pm
From: R Strayer <rodstrayer...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscovy Duck pictures
Sorry I forgot to post the link for the specific checklist submitted on e-bird that had the Muscovy Duck pictures at Bear Lake, Noble Co. IN 1.18.2019

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51805960


Rodney Strayer
Albion, IN

 

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Date: 1/19/19 1:41 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Help with Savannah Sparrow Confirmation at feeder
Had a good day feeder watching during the snowstorm. Finally got sparrows
this winter, ATS and Song. Pretty sure I saw a Savannah Sparrow as well,
photos attached to the checklist, as well as photos of the song sparrow for
comparison. The Savannah I thought was obviously browner with no traces of
reddish plumage, overall crisper plumage and notched tail. I think the
bill was somewhat narrower as well, but the photos are not clear in that
regard. No yellow on lores visible either in photos or when I was viewing
the bird.

Andrew Wolfe
Andrews, IN (Huntington County)

7014 W 200 N, Andrews US-IN (40.8575,-85.5847), Huntington, Indiana, US
Jan 19, 2019 9:04 AM - 3:04 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Heavy snow high winds 20s
19 species

Mourning Dove 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 25 Flying overhead
House Finch 10
Pine Siskin 10
American Goldfinch 14
American Tree Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 40
Savannah Sparrow 1 Got very good looks at this bird. No reddish
plumage observed. Saw notched tail and overall browner and crisper
streaking. However no yellow lores visible. See photos.
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51837733

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

 

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Date: 1/19/19 10:31 am
From: Sandy Belth <belthbirds...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Re: [B-BIRDS-L] Indigo Bunting - Lk. Lemon
Wow, that’s amazing!

Sandy

> On Jan 19, 2019, at 12:10 PM, Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> wrote:
>
> An Indigo Bunting, likely a male, has been coming to a seed pile in our yard for much of the morning. Fox & Swamp Sparrows, E. Towhee et al. also present. Full list later.
>
> Jim & Susan Hengeveld
> Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 1/19/19 9:10 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Indigo Bunting - Lk. Lemon
An Indigo Bunting, likely a male, has been coming to a seed pile in our yard for much of the morning. Fox & Swamp Sparrows, E. Towhee et al. also present. Full list later.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 1/18/19 4:19 pm
From: R Strayer <rodstrayer...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Muscovy Duck
Earlier this week a Bald Eagle was spotted near my house at Bear lake in Noble County across from Merry Lea Environmental Nature Center. So went to see if the eagle may had returned and I spotted a Muscovy Duck drinking out of a puddle. It then flew off and I and another gentleman spotted again further around the lake. Later my neighbor said she saw it on the way home in a nearby field.

My pictures are on ebird.org

Bird list for Bear Lake, Noble County, IN

3:45-5:30

Muscovy Duck
Redheaded Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White Breasted Nuthatch 2
Junco 5
Northern Cardinal 16
House Sparrow 10


 

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Date: 1/18/19 2:59 pm
From: KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Merlin
Merlin spotted again this afternoon in Chesterton between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm, the same time as yesterday afternoon.
 

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Date: 1/16/19 6:25 pm
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] eBird -- Cane Ridge WMA -- Jan 16, 2019
Cane Ridge WMA
Jan 16, 2019
3:32 PM
Traveling
12.00 miles
170 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

2800 Snow Goose
275 Greater White-fronted Goose
30 Canada Goose
10 Northern Shoveler
44 Gadwall
148 Mallard
0 Mallard (Domestic type)
4 American Black Duck
53 Bufflehead
5 Common Goldeneye
2 Hooded Merganser
1 Common Merganser
1 Mourning Dove
4 Whooping Crane -- One bird bands right leg black over white left leg green red green. Other bird right leg white over red left leg green white red.
2950 Ring-billed Gull -- Feeding in fields just south of Cane Ridge NWR spread out through 150-200 acres. Count extrapolated counted 100 then estimated how many groups of 100.
1 Herring Gull
2 Great Blue Heron
4 Northern Harrier
3 Bald Eagle
2 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
9 Northern Flicker
2 Blue Jay
4 Carolina Chickadee
3 American Robin
2 American Goldfinch
38 American Tree Sparrow
2 Dark-eyed Junco
1 Savannah Sparrow
16 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 33


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Date: 1/16/19 2:45 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
I made a third try for the Northern Shrike reported at Eagle Marsh by Margit Codispoti and Phil Wixom, and dipped again.  It's been almost a week since it was last reported, so maybe the bird has moved on.  I got a nice list for January, nevertheless.
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Jan 16, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments:    32 F, cloudy, light wind, ~2" snow on the ground, ponds frozen, flowing water open
11 species

Mallard  40
American Black Duck  1
Green-winged Teal  3
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rough-legged Hawk  1, at the east terminus of the Continental Divide trail
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Tree Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51744946

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

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