IN-BIRD-L
Received From Subject
2/25/18 8:31 am Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Spring arrivals.
2/25/18 6:15 am Hengeveld, Susan E. <shengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA, Feb 24, 2018
2/25/18 6:14 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pine Warbler
2/24/18 8:47 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Clare, Huntington
2/24/18 1:34 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (24-Feb-2018). Harley, Long-tailed Duck, & Iceland Gull
2/24/18 10:17 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Harlequin Duck, Redpolls, White-winged Scoters at Whiting-Hammond yesterday
2/23/18 3:30 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Harlequin at whiting, BP
2/23/18 12:09 pm Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Grand Kankakee Marsh (Lake Co.) -- Feb 23, 2018
2/23/18 9:59 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] FOY Turkey Vulture, female Canvasback Lake Claire Huntington, IN
2/23/18 9:10 am Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Southern Lake County - 121st Avenue -- Feb 23, 2018
2/23/18 8:38 am Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes and GHOwl in Elkhart
2/22/18 5:54 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Woodcocks, owl--SW Monroe Co
2/22/18 1:34 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Owl & Harlequin Duck
2/22/18 12:30 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine waterfowl - Canvasbacks
2/21/18 4:14 pm Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Waterfowl
2/21/18 1:16 pm Greg Majewski <gamajewski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Johnson County Snow Geese
2/21/18 10:32 am Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help ID possible scoter Lake Claire Huntington
2/21/18 10:24 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Need help ID possible scoter Lake Claire Huntington
2/20/18 7:16 pm Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...> [IN-BIRD-L] Crazy warm weather
2/20/18 4:51 pm Lynne Arrowsmith <learrowsmith2...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane Flyover, Carmel, Southern Hamilton County, IN
2/20/18 3:04 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine geese, ducks
2/20/18 12:39 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill cranes Clark county
2/20/18 8:41 am gary langell <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - SR 446 HNF Pine Stand, Feb 20, 2018
2/20/18 8:24 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lk. Lemon - 2/19-2/20
2/20/18 8:02 am David Rupp <david_rupp...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gray Catbird in Bloomington
2/20/18 6:51 am ajdatt <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane Flyover, Carmel, Southern Hamilton County, IN
2/19/18 5:09 pm Del Striegel <ddstriegel...> [IN-BIRD-L] Am. Woodcocks Displaying, Floyd County
2/19/18 3:07 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Killdeer
2/19/18 11:17 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
2/18/18 6:57 pm Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...> [IN-BIRD-L] tree swallows
2/18/18 6:44 pm Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...> [IN-BIRD-L] blackbirds
2/18/18 5:40 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane movement, Vigo
2/18/18 5:21 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] SACR, TVs, hawks--SW Monroe Co
2/18/18 10:29 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creel Park bird walk
2/17/18 5:19 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Woodcock, Pine Siskins, more--SW Monroe Co
2/17/18 12:54 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (17-Feb-2018) adult male Long-tailed Duck
2/17/18 12:02 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] 16 Eagles and 2 Gadwal and Red-Breasted Nuthatchl 28 Special Total around Northern Salamonie Reservoir
2/17/18 10:15 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Redheads, SW Allen Co
2/16/18 4:02 pm Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane, Red-winged Blackbirds in Elkhart County
2/16/18 3:34 pm Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax - White-winged Scoter
2/16/18 3:08 pm Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax - White-winged Scoter
2/16/18 9:40 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Canvasback, Redheads, and Goldeneye Lake Claire Huntington, IN
2/15/18 6:05 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine - woodcock, killdeer, swans, geese
2/15/18 5:50 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lk. Lemon L. Black-b. Gull
2/15/18 2:22 pm Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cranes
2/14/18 11:15 am Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Sparrow and Yellow-rumped Warbler
2/14/18 9:56 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagles, Herons, N Harrier Roush Reservoir Huntington
2/13/18 5:41 pm Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hamilton County Parks GWFG and other Assorted Waterfowl, SACR, Singing Creeper, Titmouse Courtship?
2/13/18 3:00 pm Victor Riemenschneider <vriemens...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, St.Joseph County, IN
2/13/18 1:36 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine - geese, ducks
2/13/18 12:45 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
2/11/18 5:38 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
2/11/18 3:10 pm Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 2/11/18 - Lake County locations
2/10/18 7:24 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Short-eared Owls and Harriers
2/10/18 2:19 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes, SW Monroe Co
2/10/18 2:16 pm Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Mallard x Shoveler or Just Strange Mallard
2/10/18 2:03 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ranks of waterfoul swell overnight at Eagle creek.
2/9/18 4:13 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] goose count Eagle Creek.
2/9/18 3:03 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Aditional information to add to Eagle Creek waterfoul post.
2/9/18 12:05 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Waterfoul returning to Eagle Creek.
2/8/18 5:53 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake George, Hobart, Lake Co., 8 Feb. - Bald Eagles
2/8/18 3:56 pm Don & Char Allen <donandchar2...> [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond & Bear Run Mine
2/8/18 11:42 am Tanford, J. Alexander <tanford...> RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
2/8/18 8:50 am Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...> [IN-BIRD-L] Washington Co Ross's and Cackling Geese
2/7/18 6:25 pm Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
2/7/18 5:53 pm Jess Gwinn <jagmo...> [IN-BIRD-L] BLVU
2/7/18 4:54 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
2/6/18 4:47 am Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Turtle Creek Reservoir, Sullivan
2/5/18 1:56 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Goose Huntington IN
2/5/18 2:43 am Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: Yard birds, SW Monroe Co CORRECTION
2/4/18 3:05 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
2/4/18 2:38 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
2/3/18 2:05 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] NW Indiana (3-Feb-2018)
2/3/18 9:43 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] 33 species around Salamonie Reservoir-Northern Harrier, Eastern Towhee, Purple Finch
2/3/18 8:39 am John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lagrange County Snowy Owl
2/1/18 12:13 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Hybrid Goose - Celery Bog Nature Center
2/1/18 11:35 am Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Hybrid Goose - Celery Bog Nature Center
2/1/18 10:22 am Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Barnacle Goose - Celery Bog Nature Centre
1/31/18 6:18 pm Chuck Mills <ccmills...> [IN-BIRD-L] Birder's Lists
1/31/18 5:33 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook Mine, Ross's Goose, other geese, Sandhills
1/31/18 12:35 pm Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle vs Otter
1/31/18 6:56 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] e. Lk. Lemon - Jan 30
1/30/18 8:28 pm Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...> [IN-BIRD-L] Universal Mine, swans
1/30/18 4:57 pm Don & Char Allen <donandchar2...> [IN-BIRD-L] Swans & Geese
1/30/18 9:19 am L Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Roxana Drive -Ruddy Duck
1/29/18 1:28 pm Donna McCarty <mccartydd...> [IN-BIRD-L] Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Request for Grant Proposals
1/28/18 6:43 pm cbirding <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Great Day in Southern Indiana
1/28/18 4:57 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax, other Monroe Co birds
1/28/18 10:33 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
1/28/18 6:43 am Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] SEOWs - Kankakee Sands Nature Preserve, Jan 27, 2018
1/27/18 7:41 pm Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon--Jan 27
1/27/18 4:25 pm Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Patoka Lake
1/27/18 4:24 pm Michael Topp <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] N.W.Indiana - 1/27 - Snowy Owl, Short-eared Owl, Red-throated Loon.
1/27/18 2:49 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (27-Jan-2018) Snow Goose, Red-throated Loon, & Lesser Black-backed Gull
1/26/18 3:40 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] 3 bald eagle day - northern Lake County
1/26/18 10:22 am john skene <jkskene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, Jan 26, 2018 Yellow-rumped Warblers
1/26/18 9:19 am Stephen Nawrocki <snawrocki...> [IN-BIRD-L] Merlin in Johnson Co.
1/26/18 7:42 am Bob Huguenard <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Laporte County Snowy Owl
1/26/18 7:15 am Osland, Gregory <gosland...> [IN-BIRD-L] Cackling Goose and GWFG at Eagle Creek Reservoir
1/26/18 5:45 am Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...> [IN-BIRD-L] Merlin at Goose Pond
 
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Date: 2/25/18 8:31 am
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Spring arrivals.
As Barny, reported earlier a lot of flights heading North. I saw several
flights, at Prophetstown State Park ,of Greater white fronted Geese heading
North. At my feeders I had (2) Red Winged Blackbirds , also (2) Turkey
Vultures were sailing low over our neighborhood.

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette


 

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Date: 2/25/18 6:15 am
From: Hengeveld, Susan E. <shengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond FWA, Feb 24, 2018
As you all know, we have had a lot of rain lately. It was depressing to watch the weather forecast for rain to continue through Saturday because this weekend is/was our Goose Pond field trips for our ornithology class. The field trips are from 1:00-8:00 - leaving Bloomington at 1:00 and staying out until sunset to hope for Short-eared Owls that come out at sunset (6:30). Yesterday’s forecast was for 100% chance of rain, though it dropped to 55% at 2:00 slowly going back up to 95% at 5:00pm. DEPRESSING. Well the rain stopped in Bloomington around 12:30pm. We loaded the vans at IU and left around 1:00pm - it is an hour drive. Amazingly, we had four hours of very little rain while out birding!! Unreal!! It sprinkled a bit, and we had some heavy mist but it was all survivable (i.e., bird-able) and we had some great birds. Merlin, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Harriers, and four species of geese, lots of ducks and both Sandhill and Whooping Cranes. And we ended the evening with a couple of Short-eared Owls. It started pouring at 6:00 just after seeing the owls, so we hopped into the vans and headed home. Timing of the rain couldn’t have been better (well if we had to have rain, that is!). Today is another field trip but this one is to be in sunshine (though probably with more flooded roads)!

….Susan & Jim

Goose Pond FWA (Please consider using a more specific location.), Greene, Indiana, US
Feb 24, 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: Part of an ornithology class field trip - 3 instructors and 16 students.
42 species

Snow Goose 3
Greater White-fronted Goose 600
Cackling Goose 4
Canada Goose 200
Trumpeter Swan 8
Northern Shoveler 40
Gadwall 10
Mallard 400
Northern Pintail 200
Green-winged Teal 50
Redhead 20
Ring-necked Duck 40
Lesser Scaup 10
Bufflehead 4
Ruddy Duck 5
Wild Turkey 26
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 7
Bald Eagle 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rough-legged Hawk 4
American Coot 400
Sandhill Crane 1000
Whooping Crane 8
Killdeer 5
Ring-billed Gull 1
Short-eared Owl 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Merlin 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6
American Robin 5
European Starling 20
American Tree Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Red-winged Blackbird 200
Brown-headed Cowbird 20
Common Grackle 50
House Sparrow 10

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Date: 2/25/18 6:14 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pine Warbler
FOS pine warbler singing and visiting our feeders this morning.

Larry Caldwell/Pat Burden

Perry County


 

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Date: 2/24/18 8:47 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Clare, Huntington
We paid a visit to Lake Clare, on the outskirts of Huntington, often good this time of year for waterfowl. Not especially this day, but a few good migrants. We followed up with a drive on River Road, following Wabash River; two Bald Eagles (1 ad, 1 imm) at Andrews, virtually nothing else.


Lake Clare, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 24, 2018 1:10 PM - 1:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: 43 F, cloudy, moderate wind.
6 species

Canada Goose 5
Redhead 6
Lesser Scaup 7
Common Goldeneye 6
Horned Grebe 3
Turkey Vulture 1

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 2/24/18 1:34 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (24-Feb-2018). Harley, Long-tailed Duck, & Iceland Gull
Today (24-Feb-2018) John Cassady and I birded the Indiana lakefront from Wolf Lake to Michigan City Harbor.

It was a pleasant day (high temp=45 degrees) with a modest wind. Our target bird was the male Harlequin Duck that Carolyn Marsh found at Whiting Park on 22 February. We located the Harley and also logged an Iceland Gull plus two Long-tailed Ducks. The day was very enjoyable.

—VISITOR CENTER Common Merganser,19 flyby males

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH (met the Amish group)
Mallard,6
Lesser Scaup,1
White-winged Scoter,2
Common Goldeneye,8
Red-breasted Merganser,5
Ring-billed Gull,100
Herring Gull,120
Great Black-backed Gull,15- 8 adults & 7 first-cycle

—WHITING PARK (met the Amish group)
Greater Scaup,12
Harlequin Duck,1 first-cycle male
White-winged Scoter,2
Common Goldeneye,20
Bufflehead,3
Red-breasted Merganser,14
Herring Gull,5

—WOLF LAKE (adjacent to Forsythe Park)
Common Goldeneye,3
Common Merganser,12
Red-breasted Merganser,35

—FORSYTHE PARK
Canada Goose,250
Ring-billed Gull,120
Redhead3 males

—GEORGE LAKE
Common Merganser,2
Peregrine,1 adult
American Kestrel,1 male

—GRIFFITH
Monk Parakeet,1
Red-tailed Hawk,1

—CLINE AVENUE MARSH
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Mourning Dove,2
Great Horned Owl,1 adult on nest

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK nothing of note

—PORT OF INDIANA (met the Amish group)
Red-breasted Merganser,20
Ring-billed Gull,5
Herring Gull,25
Iceland Gull,1 third-cycle Kumlien’s
Great Black-backed Gull,1 adult

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Mallard,15
Ring-necked Duck,35
Red-tailed Hawk,5
Rough-legged Hawk,1 light morph imm.
Eastern Bluebird,2

—OLD LAPORTE DUMP Common Merganser,10

—HITCHCOCK ROAD POND
Mute Swan,2
Greater White-fronted Goose,4
Canada Goose,100 apx.
Redhead,14
Common Merganser,2
Killdeer,2

—STRIEBEL POND
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Pied-billed Grebe,2

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (met the Amish group)
Canada Goose,300
American Wigeon,3 flyby
White-winged Scoter,3
Long-tailed Duck,2- male & fem
Common Goldeneye,8
Red-breasted Merganser,10

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 2/24/18 10:17 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Harlequin Duck, Redpolls, White-winged Scoters at Whiting-Hammond yesterday
Inspired by Carolyn Marshs post Thursday about seeing a Harlequin Duck at Whiting and continuing Redpolls at the Sanctuary and noting the rain forecast for Saturday, I made a trip to look for these birds Friday and luck was with me.


Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments: (Central Standard Time.) Observed feeders, photographed redpolls, and noted falcon in parking lot. Marina birds listed separately. Temp 43 F, cloudy, light wind.
8 species

Downy Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 adult on power line above parking lot
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1
House Finch 10
COMMON REDPOLL 6 birds came and went to feeders, usually 1 or 2 at a time; once on ground; saw 6 at one time, including beautiful breeding plumage male with pink breast
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 12

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WHITING PARK, Lake, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Walked along lakefront from boat ramp area (close views of scaup, etc) to pier over water (closed) to east side, scoping the BP wall 200-300 yards to the east over water. Temp 43, clouds; no ice on lake except small fragments, water calm but wind 5 to 10 mph.
10 species

Canada Goose 9 grazing in park on lawn
Greater Scaup 55 one flock of 12 feeding in boat ramp area, close to sidewalk (photos); other flocks dispersed around waterfront. All resting or feeding, none seen in flight.
WHITE-WINTED SCOTER 3 one first-winter male at close range by pier; two others 300 yards or so east along the bank of BP, identified in scope by size, shape, white wing patches
Bufflehead 3
Common Goldeneye 30
Red-breasted Merganser 25
Killdeer 1 heard only
Ring-billed Gull 25 perched on snow pack bordering boat ramp
Herring Gull 5
Great Black-backed Gull 1 distant adult floating on lake

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BP Warm Water Outlet, Lake, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Scoped beach and bay from overlook for 15 minutes. Then walked along railroad track and down through trees to beach, walked eastward toward end of beach, scoped gulls and ducks in open water and along industrial structure and rocks to east. Temps about 40 F, cloudy, light to moderate wind, water high, no ice except old ice on beach under fallen reeds. Two fishermen.
8 species

Mallard 3 near shore
Greater Scaup 20
HARLEQUIN DUCK 1, male. One had been reported from Whiting Park yesterday (from boat ramp area, a mile west from this sighting), so I was looking for it. To my surprise the bird was out in the bay, at least 60 yards from the nearest rocks, when I spotted it at 4:30 pm CST. For about half an hour it swam with other ducks (mainly a few goldeneyes, also Red-br Merganser) and near a floating adult Greater Black-backed Gull. It was feeding, and made dives lasting 20-25 seconds each at least ten times. (Goldeneyes made much shorter dives.) Though too far to photograph decently, it was close enough to enjoy in scope and see various field marks, namely: small size relative to goldeneye and larger ducks. Sat low in water. Back dark, small head, small dark wings (opened briefly when he dove). Body overall dark, black-looking, except for white markings. Four white marks: one vertical on side of body near neck. On head, a very white forehead; white spot behind eye; and slender white stripe on nape. After much diving, he preened and swam, moving westward towards rocky point, and I lost him while writing notes. The area he foraged in was near (and toward the shore) from two orange or red spherical floats on the water. It was farther out than the rocky extension of the BP facility's east edge, where one parks.
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 2 seen at distance in scope (200 yards), along rocky east wall of beach/bay, with many goldeneyes, Red-br Mergansers, scaup. ID by size (long-bodied), white wing patch
Common Goldeneye 60 mainly on east side of beach along rocky embankment
Red-breasted Merganser 30
Herring Gull 8 3 adults, 5 immatures
Great Black-backed Gull 6 3 adults on water (white-headed without streaking, black backs, large body and bill), 3 first-winters contesting fish near shore

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Date: 2/23/18 3:30 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Harlequin at whiting, BP

Found male diving in open water away from rocks, near 2 Orange buoys, in bay of BP/Wh. Refinery beach. 440 pm C.s.t. dove with goldeneyes for 30 minutes then swam west. Thanks to C. Marsh for yesterday's post.


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Date: 2/23/18 12:09 pm
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Grand Kankakee Marsh (Lake Co.) -- Feb 23, 2018
I check the fields at the Grand Kankakee marsh in southern Lake Count this afternoon, but even though there were lots of flooded fields, there was less activity than I expected. Below is my list.

Matt Kalwasinski

Grand Kankakee Marsh
Feb 23, 2018
Traveling - 5.35 miles

33 Greater White-fronted Goose
107 Canada Goose
27 Mallard
28 Northern Pintail
21 Canvasback
9 Redhead
109 Ring-necked Duck
9 Lesser Scaup
1 Great Blue Heron
22 Sandhill Crane
2 Killdeer
32 Ring-billed Gull
2 Horned Lark
65 European Starling
39 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 15


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Date: 2/23/18 9:59 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] FOY Turkey Vulture, female Canvasback Lake Claire Huntington, IN
Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 23, 2018 11:38 AM - 11:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.281 mile(s)
Comments: 40s windy cloudy
14 species

Canada Goose 18
Mallard 12
Canvasback 1
Redhead 5
Lesser Scaup 10
Common Goldeneye 12
Horned Grebe 2
Turkey Vulture 1 FOY
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
European Starling 4
Song Sparrow 1
House Sparrow 2

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Date: 2/23/18 9:10 am
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Southern Lake County - 121st Avenue -- Feb 23, 2018
There is currently a good assortment of geese and ducks in southern lake county on 121st Ave. between Calumet Avenue and the state line. See list below.

Matt Kalwasinski

121st Avenue west of Calumet Avenue
Feb 23, 2018

Comments: Many flocks of geese were flying overhead heading north along with many on the ground.


6 Snow Goose
186 Greater White-fronted Goose
1 Cackling Goose
455 Canada Goose
2 Trumpeter Swan
25 Mallard
2 Northern Pintail
34 Canvasback
9 Redhead
12 Ring-necked Duck
6 Lesser Scaup
2 Bufflehead
3 Common Goldeneye
4 Hooded Merganser
1 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Killdeer
39 Ring-billed Gull
3 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3 American Crow
5 Horned Lark
5 American Tree Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
12 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 23


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Date: 2/23/18 8:38 am
From: Trice Berkley <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes and GHOwl in Elkhart
All week long, we have been seeing flights of Sandhill Cranes over Elkhart, heading either northeast toward Simonton and Heaton Lake Area or Northwest and West toward Lexington Landing and/or Boot Lake. Flocks varying from a few birds to over 80. Spring must be around the corner.
Also, this morning, on Elkhart's westside in a residential area near Maple Row, we saw a Great-horned Owl flying from a spruce tree along the alleyway. I might assume that it was displaced from along the Elkhart or St. Joe River nearby due to recent heavy flooding of the area.

 

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Date: 2/22/18 5:54 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Woodcocks, owl--SW Monroe Co
I heard tonight’s first peent at 6:30 to the west of the house. Not long after that I heard the end of a flight display and looked to the east across the road in time to see the woodcock coming down. I heard at least 3 individual woodcocks. A Great Horned Owl began hooting at about 7pm. (Nice to hear the spring peepers, too.)

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

Feb 22, 2018 6:30 PM

American Woodcock 3 (at least 3 individuals west, north, and east of house)
Great Horned Owl 1 (hooting from the southeast)
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2

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Date: 2/22/18 1:34 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Snowy Owl & Harlequin Duck
February 22, 2018 - Whiting, Whihala Beach boat ramp host a very white adult
Snowy Owl and an adult male Harlequin Duck nearby in the choppy waves with 5
Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Common Goldeneyes and 4 Greater Scaup.



The Hammond Bird Sanctuary has 12 Common Redpolls and Pied-billed Grebe in
the marina among other ducks.

Hammond, Wolf Lake, Memorial Park, 2 Black-backed Gulls among other gulls
and ducks.

Hammond, Wolf Lake, 129th Street Wetland an adult Trumpeter Swan and 2 Mute
Swans.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County


 

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Date: 2/22/18 12:30 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine waterfowl - Canvasbacks
Duck numbers are building. Ten species today, including my first-of-year flock of (40) Canvasbacks.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 22, 2018 1:40 PM - 2:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Swalls Rd and Felling Rd from Tabortown Rd to Clay County line, looking at lakes and fields. weather: temp 46 F, cloudy, moderate wind, wet ground, water high.
15 species

Canada Goose 80
Gadwall 80 with most other ducks, on county line lake north of Swalls
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 140
Green-winged Teal 10
CANVASBACK 40 a tight flock of adult and subadult males and females, on county line lake with Ring-necks and coots; near shore, making shallow dives frequently
Ring-necked Duck 160
Common Goldeneye 3 only duck at north end of Tabortown lake, north of Felling; 2 males, 1 female
Hooded Merganser 6
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
American Coot 120
Killdeer 5
Red-winged Blackbird 20

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Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, Indiana, US
Feb 22, 2018 2:10 PM - 2:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: From Vigo line on Swalls/500N, drove east to 650W, north to 600N, west past 675W to Vigo line. Temp 46 F, clouds, wind, very wet. A few chorus frogs calling.
10 species

Wood Duck 1 male flies from the wooded pond along west side of 650W
Northern Shoveler 2
Gadwall 160 big flock on wooded pond, west side of 650W about 0.5 miles north of 500N; with equal number of Mallards
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 160
Green-winged Teal 20
Northern Harrier 1
Killdeer 2
Eastern Meadowlark 1 flushed from roadside
Red-winged Blackbird 10

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Date: 2/21/18 4:14 pm
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Waterfowl
600 snow geese, 12 pintails, 6 mallards, and 2 wood ducks two miles west
of REO and 1/2 mile south of Indiana 66.

Larry Caldwell



 

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Date: 2/21/18 1:16 pm
From: Greg Majewski <gamajewski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Johnson County Snow Geese
Around 2:00 I saw two Snow Geese in Johnson County with a flock of Canadas
and two Sandhill Cranes grazing in a field on CR 700 N just east of CR 200
W.

Greg M.

 

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Date: 2/21/18 10:32 am
From: Walter Marcisz <wmarcisz...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help ID possible scoter Lake Claire Huntington
SURF SCOTER. Note distinctive head shape and diagnostic patterning of the whitish spots on the head.

Walter Marcisz
Chicago, Illinois







--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 2/21/18, Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> wrote:

Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help ID possible scoter Lake Claire Huntington
To: <in-bird-l...>
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:24 PM

Hi.
Good ducks at Roush Reservoir and Lake Claire.  Need
assistance with the Lake Claire list, photos uploaded of
possible Scoter.  Thanks,
Andrew 
Wolfe


Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana,
US
Feb
21, 2018 12:18 PM - 12:33 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
0.774
mile(s)
Comments: 
   30s med winds cloudy
7
species (+1 other taxa)

Canada
Goose  10
Mallard 
5
Redhead 
7
Lesser
Scaup  7
scoter
sp.  1     overall dark brown with white facial markings
large bill shape at base
Common
Merganser  10
Horned
Grebe  2
Red-tailed
Hawk  1

View
this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/
checklist/S43064798






J.E.
Roush Lake FWA--Unit 26 (former recreation area),
Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb
21, 2018 11:39 AM - 12:17 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
1.36
mile(s)
Comments: 
   30s and med winds high water
13
species

Canada
Goose  15
Lesser
Scaup  25
Common
Merganser  25
Red-breasted
Merganser  1
Great
Blue Heron  5
Bald
Eagle  2
Killdeer 
1
Ring-billed
Gull  8
Blue
Jay  1
American
Crow  1
Carolina
Wren  2
Song
Sparrow  1
Red-winged
Blackbird  1

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checklist/S43064757



 

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Date: 2/21/18 10:24 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Need help ID possible scoter Lake Claire Huntington
Hi. Good ducks at Roush Reservoir and Lake Claire. Need assistance with
the Lake Claire list, photos uploaded of possible Scoter. Thanks,

Andrew Wolfe

Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 21, 2018 12:18 PM - 12:33 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.774 mile(s)
Comments: 30s med winds cloudy
7 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 10
Mallard 5
Redhead 7
Lesser Scaup 7
scoter sp. 1 overall dark brown with white facial markings large bill
shape at base
Common Merganser 10
Horned Grebe 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1

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J.E. Roush Lake FWA--Unit 26 (former recreation area), Huntington, Indiana,
US
Feb 21, 2018 11:39 AM - 12:17 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.36 mile(s)
Comments: 30s and med winds high water
13 species

Canada Goose 15
Lesser Scaup 25
Common Merganser 25
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Bald Eagle 2
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 8
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Carolina Wren 2
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1

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Date: 2/20/18 7:16 pm
From: Robert Kissel <bluesdoc...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Crazy warm weather
As I was pulling my bike into the house following a ride in short sleeves (!), I heard then saw a Woodcock "peent “ while flying overhead. I then saw 2 medium sized bats flying through my backyard. My neighborhood is hardly Woodcock territory, so presumably in transit with the heavy winds. Bats in February, not my experience at all…

Bob Kissel
N Bloomington
 

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Date: 2/20/18 4:51 pm
From: Lynne Arrowsmith <learrowsmith2...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane Flyover, Carmel, Southern Hamilton County, IN
Saw them over Broad Ripple.
On Feb 20, 2018 9:51 AM, "ajdatt" <in-bird-l...> wrote:

> At approximately 9:40 AM, I observed about 200-250 Sandhills flying south
> to north over the Carmel- Westfield area in southern Hamilton County. The
> birds were split into about five groups more or less. Spring is around the
> corner it seems.
>
>
>
> *Angelo J. Dattilo, LPG*
> Principal Geologist
> *A.D. Environmental, Inc.*
> 14706 Wheatfield Lane
> Carmel, IN 46032
> 317-753-4239 <(317)%20753-4239>
>
> <angelo...>
> *www.ajdenvironmental.com* <http://www.ajdenvironmental.com/>
>

 

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Date: 2/20/18 3:04 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine geese, ducks
With the strong south winds and warm weather, there was a lot of bird movement. At Chinook mine, I saw three goose species in hundreds, my first wave of Green-winged Teal, a Western Red-tailed Hawk, etc.


Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 20, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Drove Swalls Rd from Tabortown to Clay county line. Very warm, 74 deg F, strong south winds at 20 mph, scudding clouds. Very little (a few grebes) on Tabortown lake, more on county line lake; geese in fields.
12 species

Snow Goose 300 mixed light and dark morph in flight, then landing at north end of "county line lake"; viewed from 0.5 miles distance. Mixed with GWFG and Canadas in sloping ag/grass field bordering lake.
Greater White-fronted Goose 350
Canada Goose 400
Mallard 20
Ring-necked Duck 20
Pied-billed Grebe 3 on Tabortown lake, together, very near edge of road; winter plumage
Northern Harrier 1 male
Bald Eagle 1 adult on nest
American Coot 20
Killdeer 4 flying and calling, including one group of 3, circling repeatedly
Eastern Meadowlark 1 song heard
Red-winged Blackbird 35 several males perched, others foraging in muddy field

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Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, Indiana, US
Feb 20, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove CR 500N from Vigo line to 650W, north to 600N, west to 675W and off mine. Warm, 74 F, strong south wind, cloudy, wet fields.
11 species

Canada Goose 4
Wood Duck 2 flushed from wooded pond along 650W
Northern Shoveler 5
Gadwall 20
Mallard 300 most (250) were on a plateau half-mile west of 650W, with temporary pools, with teal, etc
American Black Duck 2
Green-winged Teal 40 mostly males, with Mallards
Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult, appeared to be dark Western morph, with black terminal band on tail, distal to the red; matched illustration in Sibley fairly well
American Coot 20
Killdeer 1
White-crowned Sparrow 20 one flock, along 600N near 675W, flushed from road edge into dense shrubbery

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Date: 2/20/18 12:39 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill cranes Clark county
On my afternoon walk between 1-3:30. I encountered 3 flocks of (33-70-17) flying N.
Charlie Hornung
Utica

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Date: 2/20/18 8:41 am
From: gary langell <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fw: eBird Report - SR 446 HNF Pine Stand, Feb 20, 2018
Had my first Pine Warbler of the year singing in a pine stand off SR 446 just before the Paynetown Visitor Center. Voice recording is attached and is viewable at url below. 
Gary LangellEllettsvilleMonroe County

SR 446 HNF Pine Stand, Monroe, Indiana, US
Feb 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.175 mile(s)
Comments:    Extremely windy, making it difficult to hear calling birds. Specifically went to this location to see if Pine Warbler had returned yet. Was able to get recording of singing Pine Warbler
8 species

Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
Carolina Wren  1
Pine Warbler  1    Earliest date for this location by 3 days

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Date: 2/20/18 8:24 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lk. Lemon - 2/19-2/20
There was a 2nd-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull at the east end of Lk. Lemon this morning. It was likely the same bird that was at Fairfax for a couple of days as it had 3-4 completely white central rectrices. There were also ~100 Ring-bills and a couple of Herring Gulls.

Yesterday evening between 5:30 and 6:00, gulls were streaming onto the main part of the lake from the west. At the time we left Riddle Point, there were ~600 gulls roosting on the lake including a couple of Bonaparte’s, 8-10 Herrings, and a probable Lesser Black-backed among the Ringbills. There were also more than 200 ducks at mid-lake. Because of the huge temperature difference between the air and the water, distortion made it very difficult to ID anything (at 1/2 mi.+ distance away). The vast majority of the ducks were Aythya spp. (primarily scaup) with at least some Redheads and Canvasbacks mixed in.

There were ~110 ducks still out there this morning with viewing conditions from the intersection with Shuffle Ck. Rd. only slightly better. It was clear that the bulk of the ducks were scaup but with some Redheads and a few Canvasbacks mixed in. There were also 8 Gadwall and 2 Buffleheads. At the east end this morning, there were 28 L. Scaup and 1 (fem.) Gr. Scaup as well as 4 Northern Pintail and 10 Hooded Mergansers.

We heard our first Am. Woodcock of the year last night in the field across the street and just east of us.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 2/20/18 8:02 am
From: David Rupp <david_rupp...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gray Catbird in Bloomington
I spent a fantastic half hour earlier this morning on my back deck. Birds all over the place (a day too late for the Great Backyard Bird Count), likely due in part to the 70 degree temps and the strong wind out of the south.

The highlight was a Gray Catbird that quickly worked its way through the bushes next to the deck within 10-15 feet of me. A catbird pair always shows up in those bushes, but its always been the second half of April. Well see if this guy sticks around.

I also had at least a pair of Pine Siskins high up in the trees calling frequently. The complete eBird list follows:

Home, Monroe, Indiana, US
Feb 20, 2018 9:11 AM - 9:46 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: 2nd day of temps near 70. Strong wind from the SSW.
24 species (+1 other taxa)

goose sp. 60 Extremely high overhead, flying north.
Turkey Vulture 1
Killdeer 1 Flyover
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1 While watching birds from the deck, a dark, cardinal-sized bird with pointy bill came into the row of shrubs beside me. I saw it with binoculars briefly at close range. Dark cap, gray body. A catbird always shows up each spring in these bushes, but never anywhere near this early. It will be interesting to see if it sticks around.
European Starling 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 5
House Finch 4
Pine Siskin 2
American Goldfinch 3

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David Rupp
Bloomington
http://www.indigobirding.com



 

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Date: 2/20/18 6:51 am
From: ajdatt <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane Flyover, Carmel, Southern Hamilton County, IN
At approximately 9:40 AM, I observed about 200-250 Sandhills flying south to north over the Carmel- Westfield area in southern Hamilton County. The birds were split into about five groups more or less. Spring is around the corner it seems.





AngeloJ. Dattilo, LPG
PrincipalGeologist
A.D.Environmental, Inc.
14706Wheatfield Lane
Carmel,IN 46032
317-753-4239


<angelo...>
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Date: 2/19/18 5:09 pm
From: Del Striegel <ddstriegel...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Am. Woodcocks Displaying, Floyd County
Had an excellent evening viewing Am Woodcocks displaying at Mt St Francis Sanctuary in Floyd County. Invited Tony and Rose Hensel for the viewing. We birded the large bluestem fields next to the large white water tower. The best viewing area is to walk the large path through the center of field.

At 6:46 pm woodcocks started peeting. We seen three woodcocks perform their sky dances. One woodcock crossed the path within 50 ft of us. We estimated that we heard a total of eight woodcocks peeting.

Del Striegel
Floyd County
 

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Date: 2/19/18 3:07 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fort Wayne Killdeer
   Lisa and I saw our FOY Killdeer this afternoon, flying over the Northwood Shopping Center in NE Fort Wayne. I checked eBird when I got home and saw that two more were seen in the Homestead/Branning Road area today, and another one was seen in Andrews, IN yesterday.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 2/19/18 11:17 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
As promised, here is smattering of the (mostly local) birds found (or co-found) by Don Whitehead. Below the list of records is a tribute that Susan & I wrote about Don for the I.U. Biology Department, including information about the timing of an upcoming celebration of Don’s life.

Some notable Don finds - thank you to Ken Brock and Kirk Roth for their help with these records!

-multiple records of all 3 scoters including a record of 24 Surf Scoters locally on 4/29/03
-several local Western Grebes - Lk. Monroe & Lk. Lemon
-135 Willets at Cutright SRA (Lk. Monroe) 5/1/03 - largest inland count in the state
-all 3 phalarope species - Lk. Monroe
-Pomarine Jaeger on Lk. Lemon - 11/11/85
-first inland Parasitic Jaeger on Lk. Monroe (with Lee Sterrenburg) - 9/7/99
-Long-t. Jaeger on Lk. Lemon - 10/14/91
-Black-legged Kittiwake on Lk. Monroe (with Lee Sterrenburg) - 10/30/91
-Little Gulls on both Lk. Monroe & Lk. Lemon
-Black-headed Gull on Lk. Monroe - 10/27/99
-California Gull on Lk. Monroe - 1991
-Great Black-backed Gull - first local bird on Lk. Monroe - 2/20/03
-state-record count of 5500 Common Loons on Lk. Lemon 11/19/06
-Pacific Loon & Red-throated Loon - numerous records for both Lk. Monroe & Lk. Lemon
-Northern Goshawk - several local records
-4 Golden Eagles at Cutright SRA - 12/18/93
-33 Rough-legged Hawks at Hawthorn Mine 2/15/04
-Prairie Falcon at Hawthorn Mine in 2005
-Fork-tailed Flycatcher - first state record on 5/31/08 while doing Breeding Bird Atlas work in Owen Co. (with Susan & me in the trailing car!)
-Cave Swallow - 2 on Lk. Monroe on 11/10/08 on the same day I had one on Lk. Lemon
-Clay-colored Sparrow - first local record on 10/5/87
-Great-tailed Grackle - first state record - fem. (with J. Hengeveld) at Dugger FWA

………and many, many others that I have forgotten or of which I no longer have records.

A tribute to Don Whitehead:
Don Whitehead was a biologist, conservationist, naturalist, birder, father, husband, and friend and he will be missed on so many levels. Don’s achievements as a biologist were impressive. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1954, he did doctoral work at Harvard and post-doctoral work in Denmark and Norway with some of the leading researchers in paleobotany and paleoecology at that time. After teaching at Williams College in Massachusetts for 7 years, Don began his IU career in 1967. He did ground-breaking work incorporating pollen analysis in the investigation of the paleoclimatology of the southeastern U.S., published a pivotal paper on wind pollination, and integrated paleoecological and paleolimnological approaches in extensive studies on watersheds and associated lakes in the Berkshire and Adirondack Mountains of the northeast.
Don’s work in the Adirondacks demonstrated that acidity of lakes had changed substantially over the past 12,000 years and that diatoms were particularly susceptible to changes in pH. In the midst of rising national concerns about acid rain in the 80’s, Don headed a multi-million, multi-university, multi-investigator project looking into lake acidification – the PIRLA project (Paleolimnological Investigations of Recent Lake Acidification) – which was funded by a number of sources. Funds from the Electric Power Research Institute alone brought in more than $3 million to IU. The PIRLA project demonstrated unambiguously that recent acid deposition from industrial sources had resulted in the rapid acidification of lakes throughout New England as well as in southeastern Canada.
In the late 80’s, Don’s research shifted dramatically to focus on a lifelong passion of his – birds. He and his lab concentrated on the effects of forest fragmentation on the reproductive success of locally breeding Neotropical migrant songbirds. The Whitehead lab, often in collaboration with researchers from other universities, published many important papers on forest fragmentation, including a seminal paper in Science.
Throughout his life, Don remained an avid environmentalist. He was involved in local conservation groups such as Sassafras Audubon Society and Sycamore Land Trust. In 2008, Don was presented the Lifetime Conservationist Award by Sassafras Audubon Society (SAS) “Given for a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the cause of conservation in South-Central Indiana.” At the same time, another award was named in his honor: the Donald R. Whitehead Conservationist of the Year, which is now given annually to a deserving community member who is actively involved in avian conservation.
In addition to Don’s extensive knowledge about the identification and natural history of birds, he had an extensive knowledge of all of the local flora & fauna. He was actively involved in SAS, leading countless bird walks starting in the 70’s and continuing through 4 ½ decades. He loved showing participants as many species as possible and welcomed experienced and novice birders alike. He introduced so many people to birding and with that, a love of nature! Don compiled the Lake Monroe Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for 35 years, recruiting numerous volunteers annually. He started a wonderful tradition of having a potluck dinner/tally at the end of the day at which participants could report sightings and share stories of the day. CBC data constitute an extremely important database, providing long-term information about the distribution of wintering species worldwide. In addition to compiling data for the Lake Monroe count, Don participated annually in other area counts, including Goose Pond, McCormick’s Creek, Patoka Lake, Sullivan County and others.
Beside participating in numerous CBCs, Don was involved in other “citizen-science” events designed to monitor avian populations. He conducted several Breeding Bird Survey routes annually, data from which are also incorporated into a valuable long-term database covering breeding birds nation-wide. He volunteered to help coordinate Indiana’s first Breeding Bird Atlas, an ambitious project designed to atlas all of the breeding birds in the state on a very fine scale. On a local level, Don participated in the Monroe County Bird-a-thon for years, a fun local competition run by Monroe County Parks & Rec to raise funds for local charities. We were on Don’s team many years running but in later years, branched out and had our own team with the expressed intent of beating Don Whitehead’s team! Fun competition which Don enjoyed whole-heartedly.
Don loved to travel to see birds. We went on numerous birding trips with Don and Betsy prior to and after his retirement, from pelagic (oceanic) trips off of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, to southeastern Arizona for week-long crazy birding adventures with Russ Titus and Lee Sterrenburg, and a very memorable 3-day pelagic trip out of San Diego on the Searcher with Susan’s parents, Don & Betsy, and a number of local SAS members (David Daniels, Nancy Martin, Bob Kissel and Ellie Baker), and former IU graduate student, Dan Cristol, and his dad Allen. Don and Betsy traveled east regularly, not only to visit family in New England but also to hit local birding hotspots, like Cape May Point.
While his love of birds was always strongest, Don joined others of us locally in a passion for butterflies. He was a big supporter of Jeff Belth, a local butterfly expert who wrote the definitive identification and natural history book “Butterflies of Indiana.” In true Whitehead fashion, Don hosted a wonderful book signing party for Jeff as we all toasted the completion of a much-needed field guide on butterflies of the area.
Don was a fantastic cook and an ardent canner, growing tomatoes and other raw materials in an extensive backyard garden. Each year, he prepared many quarts of salsa, ketchup, and BBQ, Putanesca, and Marinara sauces. Over the past 15 years, we have shared Don’s garden space. After sweaty hours working in the garden, we would routinely have a lovely happy hour with Don and Betsy, chatting about local events, politics, recent bird sightings, upcoming trips, and of course, sports. Being a New Englander at heart, Don was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan – a passion he shared with Susan and a rivalry he relished with Jim, a New York Yankees fan. Don was also a big supporter of IU sports, closely following the IU track team, as well as the baseball, basketball and football teams.
Don will be missed by so many. He taught so many of us so much it is hard to express the impact he had on the local as well as the state-wide birding community. And this is not to mention his impact as a scientist and teacher, which was noteworthy! His legacy will live on in the knowledge and love of birds he passed on to his students, his acquaintances, his dearest friends, and his family. We tip our hat to you, Dr. Whitehead, and will think of you when we see warblers migrating through in the spring, nesting wrens declaring their territories in the summer, shorebirds coming through in the fall, and rare loons and scoters flying by in the winter!
Jim & Susan Hengeveld
A celebration of Don’s life will be held in Bloomington (details to be announced closer to the time of the celebration) on September 29, 2018.
 

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Date: 2/18/18 6:57 pm
From: Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] tree swallows
I had two tree swallows today at Goose Pond FWA. I got a poor documentation photo for eBird, even though I had already seen one bird back on Feb. 3rd, well north of Goose Pond. I'd expect that with the weather the next couple days, more should start showing up.


Vern

 

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Date: 2/18/18 6:44 pm
From: Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] blackbirds
A sure sign of spring, I came across a huge flock of Common Grackles at the intersection of SR59 and SR58 (south of Goose Pond FWA) today. The birds were in trees along a creek, and at the edge of corn fields. I estimated 10,500 blackbirds, counting by 100's, overwhelmingly Common Grackles, with much smaller numbers of Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, European Starlings, and Rusty Blackbirds. I also had a flock of about 60 Rusty Blackbirds east of Goose Pond FWA yesterday. Throughout the day today I saw many black swirling clouds of blackbirds working their way north.


Vern


 

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Date: 2/18/18 5:40 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane movement, Vigo
Cranes were moving northward today over NE Vigo County, from about noon to 4 pm. I first saw a flock of 180 at Chinook Mine, then an hour later some 200 over my house, which is 5 miles north of the mine.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 18, 2018 12:01 PM - 12:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Drove along Tabortown and Swalls Rd to Clay county line. Weather sunny, 42 F, light wind; lakes mostly ice free. Ground wet, muddy.
13 species

Canada Goose 150
Gadwall 30 most ducks on county line lake, north end, distant
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 20
Ring-necked Duck 6
Lesser Scaup 10
Hooded Merganser 1
Horned Grebe 1 winter plumage bird, sleeping at north end of Tabortown lake (viewed from Swalls); continuing bird. the only bird I could see on this large lake.
Great Blue Heron 1
SANDHILL CRANE 180 soaring over Swalls Rd, headed north
Killdeer 1
American Crow 25
Red-winged Blackbird 3 perched males

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Date: 2/18/18 5:21 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SACR, TVs, hawks--SW Monroe Co
Terri's property, Monroe, Indiana, US
Feb 18, 2018
Protocol: Incidental
4 species

Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sandhill Crane 144 During the early afternoon, Jack and I saw a flock of 38 cranes circle overhead for a few laps until a smaller flock of 10 joined them and they headed north-northwestward. Heard more cranes throughout the afternoon, but never saw them. At 5:40pm, I saw a large flock followed closely by 3 smaller flocks (totaling 62 birds) flying over north-northwestward; a flock of 32 and a pair of cranes appeared shortly after, flying toward the northwest.

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

 

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Date: 2/18/18 10:29 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creel Park bird walk

The Sunday morning ECP bird hike tallied 55 species. The list is as follows:





Greater white-fronted Goose



Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Canvasback



Ring-necked Duck



Greater Scaup



Lesser Scaup



Common Goldeneye



Hooded Merganser



Common Merganser



Red-breasted Merganser



Horned Grebe



Great blue Heron



Turkey Vulture



Bald Eagle



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Kestrel



American Coot



Sandhill Crane



Killdeer



Ring-billed Gull



Herring 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



Fish Crow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Golden-crowned Kinglet



Eastern Bluebird



American Robin



Northern Mockingbird



European Starling



Eastern Towhee



Song Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



Red-winged Blackbird



House Finch



Pine Siskin



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow




The walk meets every Sunday at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center at ECP. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 2/17/18 5:19 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Woodcock, Pine Siskins, more--SW Monroe Co
Some birds seen and heard around my property.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co

Feb 17, 2018
Canada Goose 1
American Woodcock 1 6:45 PM, peenting and displaying west-northwest of house
Mourning Dove 19
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 9
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 42
Red-winged Blackbird 4
House Finch 13
Pine Siskin 4
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 53

Feb 16, 2018 6:30 AM
Barred Owl 1

Feb 6, 2018
Eastern Towhee 1

Feb 5, 2018 5:45 PM
Barred Owl 1

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Date: 2/17/18 12:54 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (17-Feb-2018) adult male Long-tailed Duck
Today (17-Feb-2018) I was joined by John and Elaine Harley and four fine young Amish birders. We birded the lakefront from Michigan City Harbor to the Hammond Sanctuary.

My regular companions had other commitments. Despite their absence, we had a good day and logged several of the group’s target birds. The day’s highlight was the Long-tailed Duck, which remained in an opening in the Trail Creek ice with a White-winged Scoter. It allowed John to obtain some fine shots.

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR (met Stuart Tower)
Greater Scaup,3
White-winged Scoter,2
Long-tailed Duck,1 adult male- watch for John’s killer photos
Common Goldeneye,15
Common Merganser,2
Red-breasted Merganser,21
Herring Gull,10
Great Black-backed Gull,1 first-cycle

—BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Northern Flicker,1
Blue Jay,3
Tufted Titmouse,1
Eastern Bluebird,2
American Tree Sparrow,10
Dark-eyed Junco,1
House Finch,1

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK
Greater Scaup,6
White-winged Scoter,2
Common Goldeneye,22
Common Merganser,8
Red-breasted Merganser,6
Horned Grebe,1
Herring Gull,15
Great Black-backed Gull,5- 2 adults, a third-cycle, & 2 first-cycles

—PORT OF INDIANA
Common Goldeneye,4
Red-breasted Merganser,4
Wild Turkey,43- in a field outside of the port
Peregrine Falcon,1 adult

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH (Met Michael Topp)
American Black Duck,1
Mallard,6
Redhead,3
Greater Scaup,53
Common Goldeneye,3
Common Merganser,3
Red-breasted Merganser,10
Horned Grebe,1
Herring Gull,15
Great Black-backed Gull,5- 2 adults, 1 third-cycle, & 2 first-cycles
Peregrine Falcon,1 adult

—WHITING PARK Ring-billed Gull,5

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY
Greater Scaup,1
Common Merganser,20
Red-breasted Merganser,2
Cooper’s Hawk,1 juv
Bald Eagle,1 imm
Great Black-backed Gull,1 adult
White-throated Sparrow,1
Dark-eyed Junco,2
House Finch,12
Common Redpoll,9
American Goldfinch10

—ROXANA POND
Mute Swan,6
Mallard,30
Hooded Merganser,4
Common Merganser,3
Ruddy Duck,1 fem
Great Blue Heron,1

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
American Crow,25
Horned Lark,2

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 2/17/18 12:02 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 16 Eagles and 2 Gadwal and Red-Breasted Nuthatchl 28 Special Total around Northern Salamonie Reservoir
The 16 Eagles and the Gadwall were seen from a vantage point down into the
dried reservoir bed at the New Hope boat launch. See photos in the
checklist. RB nuthatch were seen around the Hominy Ridge picnic area.

Salamonie Dam - Corps of Engineers, Wabash, Indiana, US
Feb 17, 2018 7:56 AM - 8:27 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.343 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose 20
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 8
Horned Lark 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Dark-eyed Junco 9
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42877523

Knight Rd, Andrews US-IN (40.8039,-85.6645), Wabash, Indiana, US
Feb 17, 2018 8:35 AM - 9:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.631 mile(s)
9 species

Canada Goose 100
Gadwall 2 2 within Canada Geese
Bald Eagle 16 All 16 sitting on the ice seen at one time.
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42877518

Salamonie River State Forest, Wabash, Indiana, US
Feb 17, 2018 9:13 AM - 10:49 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.887 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy 18-30 degrees Hominy ridge down to river
14 species

Bald Eagle 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 10
Carolina Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Northern Cardinal 9
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42877487

 

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Date: 2/17/18 10:15 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Redheads, SW Allen Co
Following a tip from Julie Henricks, we found 12 Redheads in a tiny pond on Lower Huntington Road in Allen County. Unfortunately, they became nervous with our presence and flew off.


Lower Huntington x Branstrator Rd, Allen, Indiana, US
Feb 16, 2018 1:30 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Redhead 12

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 2/16/18 4:02 pm
From: Robert Guth <bobwgfsa...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Crane, Red-winged Blackbirds in Elkhart County
Today February 16 I saw 13 Sandhill Cranes flying north over Goshen, in spite of 3 inches of snow cover. Last year they came north on February 13 and 14. Of course, there were a couple Sandhill Cranes here in late January who maybe never left.
Today I also saw a flock of 40 Red-winged Blackbirds flying northwest over north Goshen, Elkhart County.
Bob Guth
Goshen, Elkhart County at 11 miles from Michigan
bobwgfsa using gmail

 

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Date: 2/16/18 3:34 pm
From: Wilkins, Vern W <vwilkins...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax - White-winged Scoter
I saw the same birds late after work and got some poor (distant) photos of both the Greater Scaup and White-winged Scoter. They were in the same location as of about 6pm.


Vern

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From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:08 PM
To: in-bird-l
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax - White-winged Scoter

There was a White-winged Scoter at Fairfax State Recreation Area in Monroe County, visible from the boat launch and the east peninsula this afternoon. It was either a female or probably a 1st year male, as the white patches on its face were very dusky. It was associating with five Greater Scaup. Otherwise, waterfowl were few.

-Kirk Roth

 

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Date: 2/16/18 3:08 pm
From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax - White-winged Scoter
There was a White-winged Scoter at Fairfax State Recreation Area in Monroe
County, visible from the boat launch and the east peninsula this
afternoon. It was either a female or probably a 1st year male, as the
white patches on its face were very dusky. It was associating with five
Greater Scaup. Otherwise, waterfowl were few.

-Kirk Roth

 

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Date: 2/16/18 9:40 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Canvasback, Redheads, and Goldeneye Lake Claire Huntington, IN
Ice melting and ducks heating up at Lake Claire...

Andrew Wolfe

Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Feb 16, 2018 11:27 AM - 12:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
6 species

Canada Goose 85
Mallard 13
Canvasback 1 One female mixed with Redheads, much larger bill
grey/white plumaage
Redhead 3
Common Goldeneye 5 one mail and 4 females
Ring-billed Gull 4

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Date: 2/15/18 6:05 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine - woodcock, killdeer, swans, geese
The strong warm southwest wind brought in at least one each of Killdeer and Woodcock ... my earliest woodcock record at this site by 4 days.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 15, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Observed Tabortown lake from Swalls Rd, checked cattle pond area across from Wabash Valley Fitness on Tabortown, and north end of Tabortown lake from Felling Rd. Very warm day - temp 67 F, southwest wind 15 mph, cloudy, little ice visible on lake surfaces.
7 species

Canada Goose 100 about 75 in northeast bay of Tabortown lake (viewed from Swalls Rd), splashing, bathing, chasing; another 25 in cattle pond lake
TRUMPETER SWAN 4 2 adult with 2 dusky juveniles. On Tabortown lake close to Swalls Rd, must have just arrived, preening; when I stopped and got out, they swam quickly to the northeast bay, about 0.3 miles, and joined Canada Geese there
HORNED GREBE 1 adult in basic plumage, very near Swalls Rd
Northern Harrier 1
KILLDEER 1 flying and calling vigorously over Felling Rd just east of the lake; my FOY here
European Starling 80
Red-winged Blackbird 1 male, perched

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Chinook Mine Northeast (Clay Co.), Clay, Indiana, US
Feb 15, 2018 6:40 PM - 7:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checking for woodcock calls/flights at dusk. Drove CR 600N from 675W to 550W. Stopped on hill just east of 550W and listened for 15 minutes, then checked two other traditional sites. Weather: very warm (64 F), southwest wind about 10 mph, cloudy, some lightning; rain began at 7:05, lightly at first, then a downpour.
3 species

Snow Goose 180 a few flights of calling birds, biggest flock 150
Greater White-fronted Goose 60 a few flights of calling birds
AMERICAN WOODCOCK 1 one heard at 6:47 pm giving one set of peent calls followed by a full display flight ending 6:50 pm; in grassy valley just south of 600N hill 0.2 miles west of 550W.

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Date: 2/15/18 5:50 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lk. Lemon L. Black-b. Gull
There was an adult Lesser Black-backed at the east end of Lk. Lemon yesterday that continued through this morning. It is a different bird than the one that has been at Cutright as it has more extensive head streaking. It was associated with ~250 Ring-bills and ~8 Herring Gulls.

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 2/15/18 2:22 pm
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cranes
40 sandhills just flew over our house, headed north.

Larry Caldwell

Pat Burden

Perry county


 

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Date: 2/14/18 11:15 am
From: Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fox Sparrow and Yellow-rumped Warbler
In between the raindrops (OK, downpour at 10:00am), I was able to find 21 species at Cheeney Creek Natural Area in Fishers this morning. Best of the bunch were great looks at both a SINGING Fox Sparrow and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. The chip call of the warbler grabbed me right away, recalling the many that were along this stretch of the creek last fall. The sparrow was in exactly the same spot as the two Fox Sparrows that appeared the first week of December.
Brad JacksonFishers IN

 

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Date: 2/14/18 9:56 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagles, Herons, N Harrier Roush Reservoir Huntington
Interesting lunchtime trip to Roush today.

J.E. Roush Lake FWA--Unit 26 (former recreation area), Huntington, Indiana,
US
Feb 14, 2018 11:43 AM - 12:27 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.345 mile(s)
Comments: cloudy some light rain 40s
6 species

Great Blue Heron 15
Northern Harrier 1 dark phase
Bald Eagle 6 One adult and others immature to 2nd year, one eagle was
chasing and lunging at a great blue heron
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6

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Date: 2/13/18 5:41 pm
From: Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hamilton County Parks GWFG and other Assorted Waterfowl, SACR, Singing Creeper, Titmouse Courtship?
Flowing Well Park, CarmelCanada Goose 33Mallard 16Mourning Dove 3Red-bellied WoodpeckerDowny Woodpecker 8Hairy Woodpecker 2Blue Jay 7Tufted Titmouse 12 One was singing very near a second titmouse. Some chasing involved. The non-singing bird would do a "shivering" motion after [hearing] each song. It was similar to the wing vibrations of a youngster begging for food. Was this the female response to a male singing...courtship?White-breasted Nuthatch 8Brown Creeper 2 One creeper was singing in a tree above a second bird below, that was busy digging in the bark. I'm always pleasantly surprised to hear the song. It was south of the park on the other side of 116th St, where Woodcreek Drive leads to the south along Cool Creek. About 100 yards down this street on the left (east) there is an old-style lamppost. The birds were in the tree directly above the lamppost.Carolina Wren 7Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 Across Woodcreek Drive from the creepers.Eastern Bluebird 7American Robin 2European Starling 4Cedar Waxwing 2 Near the creepersDark-eyed Junco 5Song Sparrow 7Northern Cardinal 13House Finch 8American Goldfinch 4House Sparrow 8
Hague Road Nature Haven, west of NoblesvilleCanada Goose 2Mallard 11Great Blue Heron 1Red-tailed Hawk 3 Two of which were sitting side-by-side on a large branch, while the third circled over a field to the south
Mourning Dove 14Belted Kingfisher 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 6Downy Woodpecker 5Hairy Woodpecker 2Northern Flicker 2Pileated Woodpecker 1Blue Jay 3Carolina Chickadee 7White-breasted Nuthatch 4Carolina Wren 5Eastern Bluebird 2 One was perched on one of the nest boxes.Song Sparrow 3Northern Cardinal 6House Finch 5American Goldfinch 2House Sparrow 3
Morse Park (south end of the reservoir, near the dam and beach)
Greater White-fronted Goose 19 on ice north of Morse Beach area. Took off when Bald Eagle approached. The geese were quite vocal. I don't think I've ever heard them before.
Canada Goose 354Mute Swan 1Gadwall 2Mallard 129Northern Pintail 4Common Goldeneye 3Common Merganser 11Pied-billed Grebe 3Great Blue Heron 1Bald Eagle 1 adultAmerican Coot 1Sandhill Crane 105 flying low from south to north over eastern edge of Morse Lake. Heard them long before I saw them.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1Downy Woodpecker 1Northern Flicker 1Blue Jay 1American Crow 1Carolina Chickadee 5Tufted Titmouse 3White-breasted Nuthatch 3Dark-eyed Junco 5Northern Cardinal 1House Finch 2House Sparrow 3
Bonus Marion County Birds: At 3:30pm a Red-tailed Hawk was diving into the median of Meridian Street just north of I-465 & 96th Street. 30 minutes later [the same?] Red-tailed Hawk was tussling with a Red-shouldered Hawk over a perch on the corner of a building at ~9402 North Meridian. The RTHA kept the perch, and the RSHA flew away, complaining loudly.

BWFGB [Best Wishes for Good Birding]Brad


 

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Date: 2/13/18 3:00 pm
From: Victor Riemenschneider <vriemens...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, St.Joseph County, IN
We had an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker visited our suet feeder on the Oak tree outside Marge’s sewing room yesterday and today. The sapsucker did not look in good health when it first appeared. I have pHotographs if anyone would life them. Marge saw it and called me when she first saw it but it was gone by the time I got upstairs. It returned later and I took several picture.
Vic R
 

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Date: 2/13/18 1:36 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook mine - geese, ducks
The waterfowl habitat at Chinook changes almost daily with off and on freezes. Here's what I saw today.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Feb 13, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Checked along Tabortown Rd (across from Wabash Valley Fitness Center), and along Swalls Rd to Clay Co line. Sunny, temp in 30's, light wind. Big long lake along Tabortown is half-iced over, half open; has ducks now. Shallow cattle pond along Tabortown (south of Swalls, opposite Fitness Center; best viewed from elevated parking lot just inside the fitness center gate) is iced over.
12 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 800 one large flock on and adjacent to frozen cattle pond east of (across road from) Fitness Center. Walking on ice, and on grass; somewhat mixed with Canadas.
Canada Goose 500 grazing in grassy field along Tabortown Rd, and in cattle pond area. Wary. One was borderline Cackling, with pretty small bill, but might also have been at small end of the Lesser Canadas.

Mallard 70 swimming in open water of Tabortown Lake, north of Swalls Rd; the northeast corner, about 0.3 miles north of road. With other species.
American Black Duck 2 with mallards; preening on ice next to water, showing deep blue speculum and blackish body, yellow bill.
Northern Pintail 4
Redhead 9 6 males, 3 females, swimming with Mallards in tight foraging flock
Lesser Scaup 3

Pied-billed Grebe 1
Northern Harrier 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
American Crow 40
Red-winged Blackbird 1 male, perched above cattail marsh

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Date: 2/13/18 12:45 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
It being a not awful day, I took a stroll at Eagle Marsh, east end. The two Red-tailed Hawks appeared to have a relationship, perching close together and flying together. It proved to be an intimate relationship, when they copulated atop a high-tension-line tower, in view of the world.


Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Feb 14, 2018 12:50 PM - 2:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
Comments: 30 F, partly cloudy, light wind, patchy snow cover; ponds frozen, running water open.
12 species

Canada Goose 30
Mallard 150
Great Blue Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 copulated
Rough-legged Hawk 1 Dark morph
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
American Crow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Tree Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Song Sparrow 7

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Ed Powers, Allen County

 

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Date: 2/11/18 5:38 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

A few intrepid birders tallied 37 species on 2/11/18 at ECP. The list is as follows:





Canada Goose



Greater white-fronted Goose



Snow Goose



Gadwall



Mallard



Canvasback



Common Goldeneye



Hooded Merganser



Common Merganser



Red-breasted Merganser



Turkey Vulture



Bald Eagle



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Barred Owl



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Hairy Woodpecker



Pileated Woodpecker



Blue Jay



American Crow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Eastern Bluebird



American Robin



European Starling



Eastern Towhee



Song Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



The walk starts at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center at ECP. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 2/11/18 3:10 pm
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 2/11/18 - Lake County locations
I birded a few LakeCounty locations this afternoon. Overall, things were quiet; especially sincemuch of Lake Michigan was frozen expect for a small amount of open water at theBP Warm Water Outlet. Highlights were a juvenile Red-throated Loon at BP andfive American Black Ducks at Forsythe Park. Below are my lists.


 
Matt Kalwasinski


 
Roxanna Neighborhood, East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, US

Feb 11, 2018 11:38 AM -12:09 PM


 
Canada Goose  178

Mute Swan  5

Gadwall  1

Mallard  153

American BlackDuck  2

Redhead  13

Greater Scaup  4

Hooded Merganser  4

Common Merganser  2

Red-breastedMerganser  1

Horned Grebe  1

Great Blue Heron  2

Ring-billed Gull  2

Herring Gull  13

Great Black-backedGull  2

Rock Pigeon (FeralPigeon)  5

Downy Woodpecker  1

American TreeSparrow  5

Song Sparrow  2


 
Jeorse Park – No open water


 
BP Warm Water Outlet, Lake, Indiana, US

Feb 11, 2018 12:53 PM -1:09 PM

Comments:   Just a small amount of open water. 
Mallard  5

Redhead  3

Greater Scaup  33

Bufflehead  1

Common Goldeneye  9

Common Merganser 36

Red-breastedMerganser  3

Red-throated Loon 1 - juvenile

Horned Grebe  2

Ring-billed Gull  6

Herring Gull  16

Great Black-backedGull  12 -   8 adults

American Crow  1


 
Whiting Park & Whihala Beach - No open water


 
Wolf Lake--Forsythe Park, Lake, Indiana, US

Feb 11, 2018 1:25 PM -1:45 PM

Comments:   All birds were in a small sliver of open water on the lake.


 
Canada Goose  225

Mallard  23

American BlackDuck  5  -  Altogether next to one another

Ring-billed Gull  3


 

 

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Date: 2/10/18 7:24 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Short-eared Owls and Harriers
   Lisa and I headed up to (Allen Co) Rupert Road and (DeKalb County) CR 63 to search for Harriers and Short-eared Owls this afternoon. Some people may remember that this area was a hotspot for both species in years past, but I don't think that it has been birded much for the past few years. Rupert Road is in NE Allen County, and becomes CR 63 once you cross into southern DeKalb County.   We arrived at the one and only remaining grassfield, on the SW corner of CR 63 and CR 68 about 4:30. Seeing no Harriers there at the time, we decided to just cruise the area looking for more suitable habitat. We did see one SEOW cross the road in front of our car on Bull Rapids Road, and a male and female Harrier interacting on Allen Road, which is a few miles east of Rupert Rd.   We returned to the CR63/68 grassfield about 5:30 and waited ... and waited.... We decided that we'd stay until 6:00, and then take off. Finally, at 6:05, three Short-ears came up out of the field and started hunting. Two of them stayed together  near the north end of the field, and the third seemed to stay to itself towards the south. Every so often, one bird would sail right beside our car and down the road for a bit. We never heard their calls, but they did put on quite a nice show for us.   It's nice to know that this field is still holding some Owls after all these years.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne 

 

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Date: 2/10/18 2:19 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes, SW Monroe Co
Jack and I saw a flock of Sandhill Cranes fly over this afternoon as we were walking the dogs down Snow Rd. in southwestern Monroe County.

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


Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Feb 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental

Sandhill Crane 47 (flying southward)

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Date: 2/10/18 2:16 pm
From: Brad Jackson <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Mallard x Shoveler or Just Strange Mallard
This mallard has been present at Fishers Pointe Pond all winter. See attached photos. Besides the rufous sides, the white near the tail is a different pattern and is brighter than in the other mallards. In the photos the bird appears slightly smaller than the others. The bill seems to be the same.
Brad JacksonFishers IN

 

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Date: 2/10/18 2:03 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ranks of waterfoul swell overnight at Eagle creek.
I went back to Hobie Beach, Eagle Creek, Indps.. in pitch dark and waited for enough light to see ifmore geese had flown in in the night. In the past many geese fly out of raft ups like this before it is light enough to count.  This morning no geese left the lake to go out into the fields and forage for corn.This time, I counted to the bridge.  Total count Canada Geese 10,470.  A flock of 13 Greater White-fronted Geese flew in. Plus, 2 Northern Gadwalls and 2 Common Mergansers showed up. Mallards were over 200 this morning.  I counted by 2s except in high density areas where I had to estimate groups of 10 Count should be accurate and possibly undercounted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ziSyb5mnc


The above video was lousy..I will do a more professional one this evening an post tomorrow.

Spike
 

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Date: 2/9/18 4:13 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] goose count Eagle Creek.
My wife Mary and I went back to the Hobie beach after sunset and counted geese flying in from the fields. The density of the Geese on the ice was about what it was at 2pm so the previously counted geese were close to the same numbers. 1200 geese flew in before it was too dark to see them. These were only geese that landed near, in view of Hobie beach.This would bring the total Canada Goose count to 6,170, understood of course that that number is not exact. The noise of the settling down geese was something I will remember for a long time.Spike
 

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Date: 2/9/18 3:03 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Aditional information to add to Eagle Creek waterfoul post.
The Golden eyes listed on my Eagle Creek report should have included a count of 22.Spike
 

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Date: 2/9/18 12:05 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Waterfoul returning to Eagle Creek.
There is a long area (N-S) of open ice on the East side of Eagle Creek Resevoirs South end.The waterfoul starts at just S of  Hobie Beach" and runs to the 56th St. Bridge.On NW side of Indy, get off 465 and go W on 38th St.Turn N just past SW end of Eagle Creek Airport. Go N past ricks and the boat launch area. At NW end of airport bear left and stay on Dandy Trail.  Hobie beach appears shortly on left. It is gated and locked but you pull off and park as the rental beach is not used in the winter.  Some geese were coming in from the South but none went on or flew out in the fields. There are going to be many here for a while if things go as they did the last time this part of the ice opened up. Is spring migration near? I suspect lakes to the north are ice covered and the geese may bunch up here for a while.I counted individuals and tried to get as accurate a count as possible because there were so many Geese.
                                          Eagle Creek S end  Hobie Beach 2?9?2018
Canada Goose 4,970  my highest count ever for Eagle CreekGreater White-fronted Goose   2 (right in front of Hobie beach)Ring-billed gulls 9Killdeer 1Balled Eagle 1Mallard 129Black Duck 4   (not  "Broadripple Canal Ducks")Canvas Back  2American Goldeneye  Lesser Scaup  17 (north side of 56th St bridge)Black Duck    4Hooded Merganser   7 

 

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Date: 2/8/18 5:53 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake George, Hobart, Lake Co., 8 Feb. - Bald Eagles
Many Can. Geese and RngBl Gulls, 6 Mute Swans, and 2 Bald Eagles.

Rick Welton
HomeLand Sports, LLC


 

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Date: 2/8/18 3:56 pm
From: Don & Char Allen <donandchar2...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Goose Pond & Bear Run Mine
Made a (previously planned) trip west today.

Goose Pond (visitors center)

Short-eared Owl - 2
Sandhill Crane - 500+
American Crow - 10
Rough-legged Hawk - 1 (vomiting, a personal first
Blue Jay - 1

Bear Run Mine

Barred Owl - 1 perched next to road. Believe I heard "Neat" from passenger
seat
Northern Cardinal - 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Northern Harrier - 3
American Tree Sparrow - 15
American Kestrel - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 2
American Robin - 12 (First of 2018)
Eastern Meadowlark - 4

GSSF

Canada Goose - 25
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Dark-eyed Junco - 25
Eastern Towhee - 3
Eastern Bluebird - 3
Snow Goose - many (flying high and west)

Goose Pond GP11

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 perched close to road in gorgeous light (another
"Neat"?)

Don Allen and Annie

 

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Date: 2/8/18 11:42 am
From: Tanford, J. Alexander <tanford...>
Subject: RE: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
Very sad. I will never forget the kindness he showed to my 10-year-old daughter on her first Christmas bird count many years ago that started her on a lifelong passion for birds.

Alex Tanford

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Decker [mailto:<bdecker.bird...>]
Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:25 PM
To: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Cc: Bloomington Birds List <BLOOMINGTON-BIRDS-L...>; IN-BIRD-L <IN-BIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead

May he rest in peace.

Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 7, 2018, at 7:54 PM, Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> wrote:
>
> It is with great sadness that I report that Don Whitehead passed away early yesterday morning. Many of you knew or at least knew of Don as he posted regularly to Bloomington-Birds and IN-Bird for many years. Don had a big influence on the birding scene not only in Monroe County but also state-wide. Within the next couple of days, I’ll send out another message chronicling some of Don’s birding accomplishments but, for now, I wanted to make you aware of his passing. A memorial service for Don will likely not be until this spring.
>
> Jim Hengeveld
> Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 2/8/18 8:50 am
From: Amy Kearns <greenpertplus...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Washington Co Ross's and Cackling Geese
The private pond east of Myers Rd and Livonia on SR 56 is crammed full of waterfowl right now, including a Ross's and three Cackling Geese.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42592411

Amy Kearns, Mitchell
Julia Wilson, Paoli

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Date: 2/7/18 6:25 pm
From: Bob Decker <bdecker.bird...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
May he rest in peace.

Bob Decker

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 7, 2018, at 7:54 PM, Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> wrote:
>
> It is with great sadness that I report that Don Whitehead passed away early yesterday morning. Many of you knew or at least knew of Don as he posted regularly to Bloomington-Birds and IN-Bird for many years. Don had a big influence on the birding scene not only in Monroe County but also state-wide. Within the next couple of days, I’ll send out another message chronicling some of Don’s birding accomplishments but, for now, I wanted to make you aware of his passing. A memorial service for Don will likely not be until this spring.
>
> Jim Hengeveld
> Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 2/7/18 5:53 pm
From: Jess Gwinn <jagmo...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] BLVU
I spotted black vultures at the northwest quadrant of Patterson Rd and
Allen St

In Bloomington yesterday 2/6/18.



-Maureen Forrest


 

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Date: 2/7/18 4:54 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Don Whitehead
It is with great sadness that I report that Don Whitehead passed away early yesterday morning. Many of you knew or at least knew of Don as he posted regularly to Bloomington-Birds and IN-Bird for many years. Don had a big influence on the birding scene not only in Monroe County but also state-wide. Within the next couple of days, I’ll send out another message chronicling some of Don’s birding accomplishments but, for now, I wanted to make you aware of his passing. A memorial service for Don will likely not be until this spring.

Jim Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 2/6/18 4:47 am
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Turtle Creek Reservoir, Sullivan
Good numbers of Greater White-fronted Goose, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed and Horned Grebe, Turkey Vultures, Ring-billed Gulls. I did not see the Red-throated Loon that spent at least a week here, but visibility was not the best.

Turtle Creek Reservoir, Sullivan, Indiana, US
Feb 5, 2018 2:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
17.0 mile(s)
Comments: Visited four spots on east side of reservoir, coming up from south (Merom): Market Street, Gettinger Rd, CR 700W loop, CR25N causeway. Cold, sunny, light wind, mostly clear, 23 to 26 degrees F. Heat distortion on reservoir allowed for ID of mainly close birds; viewing was best looking approximately north from CR700W loop.
30 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 3000 big flock flushed from east side of lake by Bald Eagle, flew around lake for about 10 minutes before resettling in water on east side.
Canada Goose 200 mainly on grass on eastern shore, viewed from 700W
Gadwall 2
Mallard 170
Northern Pintail 1
Ring-necked Duck 3
Lesser Scaup 3
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 180 mainly (160) to northeast of CR700W, associated with many Ring-billed Gulls, Horned and Pied-billed Grebes. Swimming, and pairs in flight. males and females.
Common Merganser 15 flock flushed from Market St viewpoint
Pied-billed Grebe 40 north end, from 700W loop
Horned Grebe 30 one loose raft at north end, from 700W loop
Double-crested Cormorant 4 one immature seen and photographed very close to 700W road
Great Blue Heron 7
Turkey Vulture 15 one kettle of birds, circling low over cattle pen and adjacent woods on Market Street
Bald Eagle 1 adult, flying over a huge flock of White-fronted Geese, which were evidently disturbed into flight by the eagle
Red-tailed Hawk 1 near Merom
American Coot 9 Gettinger Point, near shore
Ring-billed Gull 700 mainly around CR700W loop and to north. Perhaps 100 asleep on water; remainder more active, many flying and foraging, dropping down to water surface near Hooded Mergansers.
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Tree Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 4 with A. Tree Sparrows and Cardinals along 700W; perched in shrub by road
Dark-eyed Junco 10
White-crowned Sparrow 6 near lake end of Gettinger Rd, in front of house
Northern Cardinal 10

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Date: 2/5/18 1:56 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Snow Goose Huntington IN
791–795 N Marion Rd, Huntington US-IN (40.8727,-85.5333), Huntington,
Indiana, US
Feb 5, 2018 4:45 PM
Protocol: Incidental
2 species

Snow Goose 1 Saw with naked eye flying at the end of a "V" of Canada
geese, visibly smaller at that distance, lighter, with darker wing tips.
Flying toward Huntington, looked like they were going to land.
Canada Goose 20

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42522492

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Date: 2/5/18 2:43 am
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fwd: Yard birds, SW Monroe Co CORRECTION
CORRECTION to Feb 4-2018 report: I saw a Red-shouldered Hawk . . . NOT a Red-tailed Hawk. —Terri

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Greene, Terri B" <tgreene...><mailto:<tgreene...>>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Date: February 4, 2018 at 6:05:40 PM EST
To: "<in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>" <in-bird-l...><mailto:<in-bird-l...>>, "<bloomington-birds-l...><mailto:<bloomington-birds-l...>" <bloomington-birds-l...><mailto:<bloomington-birds-l...>>
Reply-To: "Greene, Terri B" <tgreene...><mailto:<tgreene...>>

Birds around my property (mostly at feeders) this weekend.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Feb 3, 2018

Pileated Woodpecker 1


Feb 4, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk 1 Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Tree Sparrow 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 27
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 28
Red-winged Blackbird 5
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 32


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Date: 2/4/18 3:05 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard birds, SW Monroe Co
Birds around my property (mostly at feeders) this weekend.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Feb 3, 2018

Pileated Woodpecker 1


Feb 4, 2018

Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
American Tree Sparrow 4
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 27
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 28
Red-winged Blackbird 5
House Finch 7
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 32


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Date: 2/4/18 2:38 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

The ECP bird hike on 2/4/18 tallied 43 species. The list is as follows:





Canada Goose



American Black Duck



Mallard



Lesser Scaup



Common Goldeneye



Hooded Merganser



Pied-billed Grebe



Great blue Heron



Bald Eagle



Cooper's Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



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



White-breasted Nuthatch



Brown Creeper



Carolina Wren



Eastern Bluebird



American Robin



European Starling



Eastern Towhee



American Tree Sparrow



Fox Sparrow



Song Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow



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

 

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Date: 2/3/18 2:05 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Indiana (3-Feb-2018)
Today (3-Feb-2018) Annie Aguirre, John Cassady, Randy Pals, Tanner Troyer, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the lakefront and then visited Kankakee FWA in Starke County.

The day was cool with a biting south wind at 15-20 knots. We enjoyed the best gulls of the season at Whiting Refinery Beach (that site has not been productive earlier this winter). Otherwise lakefront birding was rather slow, so after lunch we blitzed to Toto Road at Kankakee FWA where the waterfowl was marvelous.

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH
Redhead,10
Greater Scaup,250
Black Scoter,1 adult male
Common Goldeneye,40
Red-breasted Merganser,15
Double-crested Cormorant,1
Ring-billed Gull,5
Herring Gull,80
Iceland Gull,1 adult thayeri
Great Black-backed Gull,7- 5 adults & 2 first cycles

—WHITING PARK
Canada Goose,80
Ring-billed Gull,15
Herring Gull,1

—HAMMOND SANCTUARY (met Michael Topp and the Amos Butler Audubon Soc field trippers)
Downy Woodpecker,2
Black-capped Chickadee,2
American Goldfinch,8
Common Redpoll,4

—WOLF LAKE (lots of open water)
Mallard,40
Bufflehead,2
Common Merganser,11

—ROXANNA POND AREA
Mallard,50
Common Merganser,2
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Peregrine Falcon,1 adult

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK
Greater Scaup,4
Common Goldeneye,60
Red-breasted Merganser,2

—PORT OF INDIANA
American Black Duck,2
Mallard,90
Common Goldeneye,10
Bufflehead,2
Common Merganser,6
Red-breasted Merganser,13
Herring Gull,5
American Kestrel,1

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A. (drive through)
Northern Harrier,3- 2 females & a male
Red-tailed Hawk,2

—KANKAKEE FWA STARKE COUNTY (with Jeff McCoy, after he found the Beverly Shores N. Shrike).
Trumpeter Swan,3
Tundra Swan,1
Snow Goose,5
Ross’s Goose,1
Greater White-fronted Goose,885
Canada Goose,500 est.
Cackling Goose,2
Northern Harrier,3- 2 females & a male
Bald Eagle,1 adult on the nest
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Rough-legged Hawk,1 dark morph
Northern Flicker,1
American Tree Sparrow,44
Red-winged Blackbird,200
American Goldfinch,30

Ken Brock
Chesterton


 

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Date: 2/3/18 9:43 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 33 species around Salamonie Reservoir-Northern Harrier, Eastern Towhee, Purple Finch
Had a good morning birding around Salamonie Reservoir. Highlights were 6
bald eagles (3 adult and 3 immature) around the Dam area, Northern Harrier
over the spillway, small flock of Red-winged Blackbirds flying overhead at
the State Forest, Red-Breasted Nuthatches at the State Forest, Eastern
Towhee just down the hill from the feeding station at Army Corps Visitor
Center, Pileated Woodpeckers at both State Forest and Lost Bridge, pair of
Purple finches and flock of Pine Siskins at the Interpretive Center/Lost
Bridge.

Andrew Wolfe

Salamonie River State Forest, Wabash, Indiana, US
Feb 3, 2018 7:51 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
16 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42452277

Salamonie Dam - Corps of Engineers, Wabash, Indiana, US
Feb 3, 2018 8:56 AM - 9:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.834 mile(s)
19 species

Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 6 3 adult 3 immature
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 15
Horned Lark 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
European Starling 50
American Tree Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 20
White-crowned Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1 Saw just down the hill from the feeding station at
the Army Corps visitor station
Northern Cardinal 8
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42452272

Salamonie Lake--Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Huntington,
Indiana, US
Feb 3, 2018 10:10 AM - 10:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.81 mile(s)
23 species

Canada Goose 30
Mourning Dove 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-crowned Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 5
Purple Finch 2
Pine Siskin 10
American Goldfinch 16
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S42454023

 

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Date: 2/3/18 8:39 am
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lagrange County Snowy Owl
   Lisa and I saw the Snowy Owl in Lagrange County this morning - on CR  475E, just south of the Toll Road. A very pretty adult male.
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 2/1/18 12:13 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Hybrid Goose - Celery Bog Nature Center
Hybridization of these 2 species occurs in the wild.
Brendan

On Thursday, February 1, 2018, Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...>
wrote:

> Regarding the unusual goose seen at the Celery Bog since 1/27/18,
> discussion on several identification sites has now shifted to the original
> identification: hybrid Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose.
>
> It is an interesting bird, nevertheless, and it would be useful to have
> additional photos and reports.
>
> Fritz Davis
> West Lafayette

 

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Date: 2/1/18 11:35 am
From: Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Hybrid Goose - Celery Bog Nature Center
Regarding the unusual goose seen at the Celery Bog since 1/27/18, discussion on several identification sites has now shifted to the original identification: hybrid Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose.

It is an interesting bird, nevertheless, and it would be useful to have additional photos and reports.

Fritz Davis
West Lafayette
 

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Date: 2/1/18 10:22 am
From: Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Possible Barnacle Goose - Celery Bog Nature Centre
There is a possible Barnacle Goose (immature) with a Cackling Goose at the Celery Bog Nature Center. Initially discovered on 1/27/18 (not by me), both birds are still present as of 2/1/18. Initial identification pointed to a hybrid Barnacle Goose x Cackling Goose, but discussion on Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding now suggests immature Barnacle Goose. See photos on eBird or Birding Indiana: Advanced Birding. If confirmed, discussion shifts to origin. And sorry for the delayed posting.

Fritz Davis
West Lafayette, IN
 

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Date: 1/31/18 6:18 pm
From: Chuck Mills <ccmills...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Birder's Lists
February first is the deadline for submission of lists for the Indiana
Birder's List article. If you haven't done so by now please do so by
February 1..

There have been over 70 submissions so far.

I have included a form that you can use or you can submit lists using the
IAS website.

Thank You,

Chuck Mills

<ccmills...> <mailto:<ccmills...>

812 853 9090


 

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Date: 1/31/18 5:33 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Chinook Mine, Ross's Goose, other geese, Sandhills

Four goose species and my first Sandhills of the winter here. Flocks of geese were moving around a lot.

Chinook Mine North (Vigo Co.), Vigo, Indiana, US
Jan 31, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: With Dan Weber. Met Dalton Robinson viewing geese along Tabortown Rd. Checked north lake sections along Felling Ave, then south on Tabortown to view geese grazing on east side of Tabortown Rd just south of Swalls before Wabash Valley Family Fitness Center. Then east on Swalls to Clay County line. Weather windy (from south, 10-15 mph), about 40 F, cloudy; lakes half-frozen, no snow cover.
12 species

Snow Goose 520 three flocks over Swalls Rd
Ross's Goose 1 adult white morph, grazing with 350 Canada and 225 Greater White-fronted Geese in fenced grassy field along Tabortown Rd just south of Swalls, east side (between road and lake). Photographed (see checklist) and video (not archived). Bird rested on belly, and stood and grazed, limping and hopping on right foot, the left one evidently injured, held above ground. At one point it toppled to ground, then righted itself.
Greater White-fronted Goose 725 flock of 225 grazing with Canadas and 1 Ross's near Tabortown Rd; another flock of 500 along Swalls Rd near Clay county line
Canada Goose 350 flock of this number grazing along Tabortown Rd, with White-fronts and 1 Ross's Goose. other smaller flocks seen in flight later.
Gadwall 15 county line lake
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 2 adults near (100 yards from) nest, perched
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Sandhill Crane 75 flock in air above Swalls Rd, calling
American Crow 10
European Starling 70
Red-winged Blackbird 15 group perched in tree, single males in potential territories along Swalls Rd

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Date: 1/31/18 12:35 pm
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle vs Otter
Saw something I have never seen before, a Bald Eagle hovering over an
Otter. I have heard of and seen Bald Eagles try to steal fish from
Osprey however until today never from an Otter. Large crop poor quality
image on my Flickr site...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser/25138739947

Dan
 

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Date: 1/31/18 6:56 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] e. Lk. Lemon - Jan 30
The Tree Swallow continued yesterday at the east end of Lake Lemon for the 6th consecutive day (and is also present this morning). It is almost certainly the same individual which means it is finding things to eat. It has never appeared lethargic or otherwise in poor condition. It has been foraging in normal Tree Swallow manner and we have seen it picking things out of the ice/rubble/debris lining the channel.

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
Jan 30, 2018 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
34 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 90
Canada Goose 250
Mallard 2
American Black Duck 1
Northern Pintail 3
Hooded Merganser 1

Ring-billed Gull 2

Mourning Dove 2

Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2

Blue Jay 2
American Crow 30
Tree Swallow 1 Continuing bird - male.
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 1
American Tree Sparrow 9
Dark-eyed Junco 5
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 11
House Finch 2
Purple Finch 5
American Goldfinch 10
House Sparrow 2

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 1/30/18 8:28 pm
From: Peter Scott <Peter.Scott...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Universal Mine, swans

Universal Strip Mines (Vermillion Co.), Vermillion, Indiana, US
Jan 30, 2018 1:50 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments: Entered from south (Shirkieville), drove north past Teamster's building to Brouillette's Creek, then west to 4 way intersection, drove north to dead end and pond, returned south on main road to Shirkieville. Sunny, about 30 F, light wind, no snow cover, lakes half-frozen, enough open water for swans.
20 species

Greater White-fronted Goose 15
Canada Goose 240
Trumpeter Swan 143 on 5 different lakes (6, 15, 8, 24, 90 birds); largest group at lake surrounded by tall reeds, a favorite swan spot. Swimming slowly, resting, calling a little. Only one adult had a yellow neck band; I could not read the number because of heat distortion. This site is a major wintering area for species, total is typical.
Gadwall 32
Mallard 14
Ring-necked Duck 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 juvenile
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Barred Owl 1 calling at Brouilletts Creek bridge
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 120
American Tree Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1

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Date: 1/30/18 4:57 pm
From: Don & Char Allen <donandchar2...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Swans & Geese
Today I took a long road trip starting at Universal Mine about 30 minutes
before sunrise.

Swans: about 150 at 5 different locations. Three ponds were close enough
to the road that I could get within 50 yards and the vocalizations
confirmed (to me) that many/most were Trumpeter. At one location another
birder pointed out that he could make out the yellow at the base of the
bill. I too was able to see this mark and also compare size when Trumpeter
and Tundra were side by side, confirming at least 2 Tundra.

Greater White-fronted Goose - 1000+
Snow Goose - 2000+

Drove thru Chinook Mine:
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Northern Harrier

West Dugger Unit of Greene-Sullivan State Forest:

Greater White-fronted Goose - 1000+
Snow Goose - large raft on water of 1-2000
American Coot
Hooded Merganser
Bufflehead
Ring-billed Gull
Redhead
Common Goldeneye
Northern Pintail
Gary Langell - 1 (molting from winter plumage)

Goose Pond BH2:
Snow Goose - 5000+ coming in from the north 1 hour before sunset.

Don Allen (All sitings and counts confirmed by Annie)

 

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Date: 1/30/18 9:19 am
From: L Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Roxana Drive -Ruddy Duck
Yesterday 1/29  my husband and I did a little birding.  The highlight was a Female Ruddy Duck on the Grand Cal as we drove down Roxana Drive.  Thank you Dr. Brock for confirming my ID.
Seidner Dune and SwaleCanada Geese -5Mute Swan -12Am Kestrel - 1Ring-billed Gull -2Common Goldeneye -2
Beemsterboer Tract from Cline Ave.Canada Geese - 42Common Merganser -11Hooded Merganser - 2Common Goldeneye - 3Pied-billed Grebe -3Mallard -4Red-breasted Merganser -1Belted Kingfisher -1
Roxana NeighborhoodMallard -22Hooded Merganser - 11Pied-billed Grebe -2Canada Geese - 2Great Blue Heron -1RUDDY DUCK -1
Loyce FandreiHighland
 

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Date: 1/29/18 1:28 pm
From: Donna McCarty <mccartydd...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Request for Grant Proposals
Amos Butler Audubon Society Birdathon Request for Grant Proposals

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

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

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

All funding requests should be submitted by February 25, 2018.

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

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Date: 1/28/18 6:43 pm
From: cbirding <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Great Day in Southern Indiana

Great day to be birding... Nearly too many birds to get through at Sand Pit lake, still identifying birds via photos.
Thousands of Sandhills at the bottoms.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42310585 (Buffalo Trace)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42310783 (Lake Salinda)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42313610 (Stave Hollow)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42317064 (Sand Pit)
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42319979 (Ewing Bottoms)





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

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

 

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Date: 1/28/18 4:57 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Fairfax, other Monroe Co birds
Got in a little birding today with Jack Haddan.

Terri Greene, SW Monroe Co.


Lake Monroe--Pointe Rd. Inlet, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 28, 2018 2:15 PM - 2:25 PM
Protocol: Stationary

Canada Goose 34
Mallard 2
Hooded Merganser 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
American Crow 2
_______________________

Fairfax State Recreation Area, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 28, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:05 PM
Protocol: Stationary

Snow Goose 250 (two flocks flying over)
Bufflehead 2
Hooded Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Great Blue Heron 2
American Coot 31
Ring-billed Gull 36
American Crow 1
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Terri's property and Snow Rd, Monroe, Indiana, US
Jan 28, 2018

Red-shouldered Hawk 2
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Date: 1/28/18 10:33 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

The 1/28/18 ECP bird hike tallied 35 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Greater White-fronted Goose



Snow Goose



Mallard



Great blue Heron



Bald Eagle



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



Killdeer



Ring-billed Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Barred Owl



Red-headed Woodpecker



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Blue Jay



American Crow



Horned Lark



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Winter Wren



Eastern Bluebird



American Robin



Northern Mockingbird



European Starling



American Tree Sparrow



Song Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



House Finch



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow







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


 

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Date: 1/28/18 6:43 am
From: Matt Kalwasinski <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] SEOWs - Kankakee Sands Nature Preserve, Jan 27, 2018
Last night, my wife and I enjoyed watching four Short-eared Owls at Kankakee Sands in Newton County. During our short visit, we enjoyed some nice birds; see list below.
Matt Kalwasinski


Kankakee Sands Nature Preserve, Newton, Indiana, US
Jan 27, 2018 4:25 PM - 5:05 PM
Comments:    Worked 200 going north and south between 400 and 500
Ring-necked Pheasant  16
Great Blue Heron  1
Northern Harrier  2
Rough-legged Hawk  3
Sandhill Crane  1 - single bird in a field
Short-eared Owl  4
Merlin  1

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Date: 1/27/18 7:41 pm
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] east Lake Lemon--Jan 27
The majority of the east end of Lk. Lemon is still frozen with only a broad swath associated with the channel open. A single Mute Swan that showed up yesterday was still around today. Our Tree Swallow was also present for the 4th consecutive day. We had a blackbird flock pass through mid-morning that consisted of Rusties, Red-wings, and cowbirds (and a few starlings).

Lake Lemon--Hengeveld's, Brown, Indiana, US
33 species

Canada Goose 3
Mute Swan 1
Hooded Merganser 6

Great Blue Heron 1

Bald Eagle 2

Ring-billed Gull 3

Mourning Dove 5

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1

Blue Jay 3
American Crow 4
TREE SWALLOW 1 -present for 4th consecutive day.
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 8
American Tree Sparrow 9
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 5
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 16
Brown-headed Cowbird 14
Rusty Blackbird 22
House Finch 2
Purple Finch 6
American Goldfinch 20
House Sparrow 2

 

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Date: 1/27/18 4:25 pm
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Patoka Lake
Quick survey of Patoka Lake yielded 15 common mergansers, six Canada
geese, one Cooper's hawk, 20 juncos, six ring-billed gulls and 12
buffleheads. Highlight was a third-year bald eagle wading in three
inches of water at the shore.

No wind, but conditions ranged from fine mist to drizzle.


Larry Caldwell

Pat Burden


 

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Date: 1/27/18 4:24 pm
From: Michael Topp <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] N.W.Indiana - 1/27 - Snowy Owl, Short-eared Owl, Red-throated Loon.
1/27
A few highlights from the Lakefront this A.M.
Photos* - Complete lists can be seen on e-bird.

Highlights:


MILLER BEACH: (Walked to breakwall and into pinery).
1-Great Black-backed Gull (Adult)
1-SNOWY OWL (Perched on shelf ice near breakwall)
1-SHORT-EARED OWL (Flushed from beach grass)
1-Snow Bunting

PORT OF INDIANA (Ran into Brock group who told me about the Snow Goose).
1-Snow Goose*
2-Great Black-backed Gulls


PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK:
1-Red-throated Loon*

Michael Topp
Highland IN.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtopp/


 

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Date: 1/27/18 2:49 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront (27-Jan-2018) Snow Goose, Red-throated Loon, & Lesser Black-backed Gull
Today (27-Jan-2018) Annie Aguirre, John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Tanner Troyer, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront. Bruce Glick and Gary Keister accompanied us until noon.

As the adage goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Our early morning drive through Reynolds Creek G.H.A. yielded nothing more exciting than a couple of harriers. However, at midday Brad Bumgardner posted a Snowy Owl shot taken at the intersection of CRs 1500N and 600E, a location we passed earlier. The bird was atop a power pole. Our last stop of the day was back at Reynolds Creek G.H.A. and voila, the Snowy was now perched in the field a quarter mile west of the pole.

—REYNOLD’S CREEK G.H.A.
Northern Harrier,2 male & fem
Snowy Owl,1 on our 2nd try- thanks Brad

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES Northern Flicker,1

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES
Canada Goose,56 flyby flock
Mallard,3
Red-shouldered Hawk,4- calling
Red-winged Blackbird,25

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,4 adults
Northern Mockingbird,1
American Robin,25 migrating flock

—BEVERLY SHORES LAKEFRONT
Mallard,12
Green-winged Teal,1
White-winged Scoter,1
Common Goldeneye,5

—PORTAGE LAKEFRONT PARK
Common Goldeneye,1
Red-throated Loon,1- 1st cycle on the beach!
Lesser Black-backed Gull,1 2nd cycle flyby

—PORT OF INDIANA
Snow Goose,1 light morph
Common Goldeneye,2
Bufflehead,2 pair
Common Merganser,12
Red-breasted Merganser,10
Horned Grebe,1
American Coot,2
Bald Eagle,1 adult flyby
Ring-billed Gull,1
Herring Gull,26
Great Black-backed Gull,4- 3 adults & a 1st cycle

—JEORSE PARK (East Chicago lakefront- many ducks to far to ID)
Redhead,9
Greater Scaup,70
Lesser Scaup,2
Common Goldeneye,10
Red-breasted Merganser,17

—WHITING PARK
Redhead,19
Greater Scaup,136
Common Goldeneye,128
Red-breasted Merganser,2
Ring-billed Gull,10

—WHITING REFINERY BEACH
White-winged Scoter,1
Common Goldeneye,60

—WHITING Eurasian Collared-Dove,6

—CALUMET PARK, IL (offshore Indiana waters)
Greater Scaup,6
Red-breasted Merganser,3

—ROXANA POND AREA
Mallard,30
Hooded Merganser,2
Red-breasted Merganser,1
Pied-billed Grebe,1
Black-crowned Night-Heron,1 2nd-cycle plumage

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 1/26/18 3:40 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 3 bald eagle day - northern Lake County
Made the rounds specifically to check nesting areas. No sighting in Cedar Lake. Both Little Cal eagles were soaring over the bend in the river working their way east. At Seidner Dune an eagle was working the bend in the Grand Cal and heading west - this was not the banded eagle.

Rick Welton
HomeLand Sports, LLC


 

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Date: 1/26/18 10:22 am
From: john skene <jkskene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area, Jan 26, 2018 Yellow-rumped Warblers



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

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Jan 26, 2018 8:05 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
33 species

Snow Goose 6
Greater White-fronted Goose 250
Canada Goose 675
Mute Swan 8
Northern Shoveler 12
Gadwall 8
Mallard 80
American Black Duck 2
Lesser Scaup 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 3
European Starling 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 14
Northern Cardinal 4
House Finch 7
House Sparrow 4

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Date: 1/26/18 9:19 am
From: Stephen Nawrocki <snawrocki...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Merlin in Johnson Co.
My wife Susan and I had a very good view of a male merlin at Campground
A at Camp Atterbury in Johnson County yesterday late afternoon
(1-25-18). It stayed perched on a light pole for about 10 minutes
before flying off to the north.

Stephen Nawrocki
Department of Biology
University of Indianapolis
 

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Date: 1/26/18 7:42 am
From: Bob Huguenard <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Laporte County Snowy Owl
There is currently one at 41.405975,-86.616283, just N/E of 30 & 35.
Bob
 

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Date: 1/26/18 7:15 am
From: Osland, Gregory <gosland...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Cackling Goose and GWFG at Eagle Creek Reservoir
This morning (1/26) there was 1 Cackling Goose at the Eagle Creek Reservoir mudflats, along with 88 Greater-White Fronted Geese and 11 Northern Pintails. Birds are moving in and out. (54 GWFG at 8 am, joined by 34 more at 9 am)



Cackling Goose - 1 (small size, round head, short bill, and prominent yellow eyes, which may have been due to the angle of light reflecting in the eyes)

Canada Goose - 500+

Greater White Fronted Goose - 88

Mallard - ~40

Northern Pintail - 11 (only 5 by 9 am)


Greg Osland

Indianapolis

 

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Date: 1/26/18 5:45 am
From: Dan Kaiser <dhkaiser...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Merlin at Goose Pond
Had a great day at Goose Pond yesterday. Lots of Rough-legged Hawks and
Harriers. Even caught a cooperative Merlin in last light. Be sure to
click on the photos to zoom and pan. Photos at...
WWW.flickr.com/photos/dhkaiser

Dan Kaiser
Columbus
 

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