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11/19/18 9:57 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Claire Ducks RBGs Roush
11/19/18 7:04 am Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Western Red-tailed hawk EC Indpls
11/18/18 6:24 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
11/18/18 5:04 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Siskins, Fox Sparrows, etc--SW Monroe Co, Lawrence Co
11/18/18 1:26 pm ROBERT BARBER <robert_barber_389...> [IN-BIRD-L] Paynetown SRA Common Loons
11/18/18 11:38 am john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ogden Dunes Redpolls, Thrasher etc. 11/17, Winona Lake Surf Scoter 11/18, Swans
11/18/18 4:40 am Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Siskins and a late female Indigo bunting
11/15/18 2:30 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Common Redpolls Johnson Beach Dunes National Lakesore
11/14/18 1:16 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh
11/14/18 12:03 pm Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...> [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Swans at George Lake, Hammond, Lake County, IN
11/14/18 8:48 am Randy Pals <rjpals...> [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Shrike, Beverly Shores 11/14
11/13/18 3:32 pm Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake George, Whiting, IN Tundra, Trumpeter, and Mute Swans
11/13/18 2:30 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Golden Eagle St. Joe Co.
11/13/18 1:49 pm Steve Pancol <s.pancol...> [IN-BIRD-L] 11/13/18 Summit Lake, Prairie Creek Res.
11/13/18 12:28 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 13-Nov-18 Kittiwake
11/12/18 7:12 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Robins
11/12/18 7:04 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Robins
11/12/18 7:01 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Birds in Clark County
11/12/18 12:32 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] California Gull Michigan City
11/12/18 10:59 am Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Two good warblers during lunch trip!
11/11/18 8:11 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hurshtown Reservoir, Ft Wayne
11/11/18 6:49 pm R Strayer <rodstrayer...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Good Year for Siskins at my Feeders
11/11/18 2:08 pm Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> [IN-BIRD-L] Good Year for Siskins at my Feeders
11/11/18 2:03 pm Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...> [IN-BIRD-L] sandhill cranes Morgan Co.
11/11/18 12:56 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
11/11/18 10:51 am Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...> [IN-BIRD-L] Wilson’s Snipes, Eastern Meadowlarks, and Pipits
11/11/18 7:00 am Tom <annntom...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes Floyd/ Harrison County
11/11/18 2:56 am Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront birding 10-Nov-2018
11/10/18 8:02 pm Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes Floyd/ Harrison County
11/10/18 3:40 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach Lakewatch 11/10 - PACIFIC LOON, Short-eared Owl, and lots of ducks
11/10/18 3:27 pm (null) ddstriegel <ddstriegel...> [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes Floyd/ Harrison County
11/10/18 9:56 am Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area 11/10/2018
11/9/18 11:12 am Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...> [IN-BIRD-L] Nashville Warbler--Dobbs Park, Vigo County
11/8/18 5:29 pm Loyce Fandrei <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Birding Field Trip 3 nice Highlights
11/7/18 4:52 pm John Kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Laughing & Franklin’s Gulls, Long-tailed Duck & IDSP N. Shrike
11/6/18 1:14 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Video of Western Red-tailed Hawk seen EC Indy
11/5/18 2:42 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Western Red-tailed Eagle Creek Indpls, Harlan's Red Tail Mcdonalds W Indy.
11/4/18 7:36 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Waxwings and robins
11/4/18 2:27 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park Sunday bird hike
11/3/18 7:38 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Michigan lakefront
11/2/18 6:14 pm Rick Welton <rwwelton...> [IN-BIRD-L] Gary, Grant St Marsh, 11-1-18 Trumpeters
11/2/18 2:26 pm Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 2-Nov-18. Parasitic Jaeger & Scoters
10/31/18 3:22 pm john kendall <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] 10/31 Lakefront & Kosciusko Co. Waterfowl, Thayers, Lesser Black-backeds, N. Shrike, late shorebirds
10/28/18 5:22 pm zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen County
10/28/18 3:43 pm Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP Oct 28
10/28/18 11:09 am Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
10/28/18 10:12 am Mag <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge Audubon Trip to Pigeon River, October 27.
10/28/18 7:29 am John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Date correction
10/28/18 7:27 am John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 10/28 Northern Shrike, Red-necked Grebe
10/27/18 2:32 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] correction
10/27/18 2:30 pm Spike Selig <spikeselig...> [IN-BIRD-L] Western Redo-tailed Hawk Eagle Creek Indianapolis
10/27/18 8:00 am ledaugh <ledaugh...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pine Siskin and Red-breasted Nuthatch
10/27/18 6:22 am Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...> [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon - east end - 10/26
10/26/18 6:38 pm charlie hornung <chazz225...> [IN-BIRD-L] Yard bird highlights in Clark County
10/25/18 2:45 pm Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...> [IN-BIRD-L] Listserv Archives.
10/25/18 8:52 am Rebecca Parker <rap50...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Please remove me from email list
10/25/18 8:21 am zzedpowers <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
10/24/18 1:11 pm Eric Leaming <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Please remove me from email list
10/23/18 4:20 pm Russ Allison <grounds11...> [IN-BIRD-L] Prophetstown State Park, birds
10/23/18 2:10 pm Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...> [IN-BIRD-L] Morse Reservoir- Lesser Black-backed Gull
10/23/18 6:22 am KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...> Re: [IN-BIRD-L] RB Nuthatch
10/22/18 10:08 am RICHARD WOOD <RWOODPHD...> [IN-BIRD-L] RB Nuthatch
10/21/18 6:43 pm Greene, Terri B <tgreene...> [IN-BIRD-L] Weekend birds, SW Monroe Co
10/21/18 1:18 pm Becky <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
10/21/18 10:24 am Larry Caldwell <finrod...> [IN-BIRD-L] Winter Birds
10/21/18 9:55 am Don Gorney <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - Purple Finch,
10/21/18 9:08 am Bill Buskirk <billb...> [IN-BIRD-L] Brookville Lake
10/20/18 7:01 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pokagon State Park
10/20/18 6:51 pm John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...> [IN-BIRD-L] Pigeon River FWA
10/20/18 4:40 pm John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...> [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach Lakewatch 10/20
 
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Date: 11/19/18 9:57 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Claire Ducks RBGs Roush
Lake Claire is getting some good duck variety today. 300 RBG probably a
significant under count at Roush Reservoir. Water was very low. Gulls
were at some distance.

Andrew Wolfe
Huntington, IN

Lake Claire Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, US
Nov 19, 2018 11:55 AM - 12:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Clouds still water
10 species

Canada Goose 100
Mallard X
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 4
Lesser Scaup 5
Bufflehead 5
Hooded Merganser 7
Ruddy Duck 3
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Blue Jay 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50052386

J.E. Roush Lake FWA--Unit 3 (Kil-So-Quah Area), Huntington, Indiana, US
Nov 19, 2018 12:03 PM - 12:33 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.222 mile(s)
Comments: Cloudy
12 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 25
Ring-billed Gull 300
Bald Eagle 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 9
American Kestrel 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
American Goldfinch 1
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50052390

 

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Date: 11/19/18 7:04 am
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Western Red-tailed hawk EC Indpls
The Western adult intermediate  Red-tailed Hawk showed up again in the area West of the Eagle Creek Park golf course Sunday morning. It was perched in the same SW corner of a woods on the S side of the road where it could scan open bean and cornfield areas.  I got pics but they were no better than the pics I already published over the past 4 weeks.  The bird was about 1/4 mile from the hostile property owner but was on the opposite side of the road from him.I have chosen to not try and get closer for higher quality pictures and shot from the window of the car.   Truly a beautiful hawk. If other birders have information on the frequency of sightings in Indiana, would appreciate you letting me know. not having good luck researching our state sightings.Spike
 

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Date: 11/18/18 6:24 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
The 11/18/18 Eagle Creek Park bird hike tallied 59 species. The list is as follows:  




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| Canada Goose |


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| Gadwall |


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| American Wigeon |


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| American Black Duck |


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| Mallard |


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| Northern Shoveler |


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| Ring-necked Duck |


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| Bufflehead |


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| Common Goldeneye |


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| Hooded Merganser |


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| Red-breasted Merganser |


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| Common Loon |


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| Pied-billed Grebe |


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| Horned Grebe |


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| Great blue Heron |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Cooper's Hawk |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Coot |


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| Killdeer |


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| Bonaparte's Gull |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Herring Gull |


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| Rock Pigeon |


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| Mourning Dove |


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| Barred Owl |


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| Belted Kingfisher |


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| Red-headed Woodpecker |


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| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


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| Downy Woodpecker |


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| Hairy Woodpecker |


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| Northern Flicker |


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| Pileated Woodpecker |


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| Blue Jay |


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| American Crow |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


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| Tufted Titmouse |


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| Red-breasted Nuthatch |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Brown Creeper |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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| American Robin |


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| Northern Mockingbird |


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| European Starling |


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| Cedar Waxwing |


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| Song Sparrow |


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| Swamp Sparrow |


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| White-throated Sparrow |


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| Dark-eyed Junco |


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| Northern Cardinal |


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| Red-winged Blackbird |


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| House  Finch |


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| Pine Siskin |


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| American Goldfinch |


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| House Sparrow  |

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

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Date: 11/18/18 5:04 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Siskins, Fox Sparrows, etc--SW Monroe Co, Lawrence Co
All birds were seen and/or heard around my house in SW Monroe Co unless otherwise noted.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co
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Nov 18, 2018

Mourning Dove 36
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (appeared to be stashing something [acorn?] in big, dead oak tree)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
House Finch 4
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 14
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 14
House Sparrow 40
___________________

Nov 17, 2018

Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Pine Siskin 1 (with the goldfinches)
___________________

Nov 16, 2018

Fox Sparrow 1
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Nov 11, 2018

Mourning Dove 52
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 5
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Northern Cardinal 23
House Sparrow 14
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Nov 10, 2018

Sandhill Crane X Heard only; to the west
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Fox Sparrow 1
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Knob Creek Rd, Lawrence, Indiana, US
Nov 10, 2018
With Jack Haddan, N Lawrence Co

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
House Finch 3
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 6
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Cardinal 3
___________________

Nov 3, 2018

Great Blue Heron 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
American Crow 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
Cedar Waxwing 12
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Nov 2, 2018

Canada Goose X heard only; 2 or more
Mourning Dove 36
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 1
House Finch 3
Purple Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Northern Cardinal 6
House Sparrow 40
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Popcorn Church Rd, Lawrence, Indiana, US
Nov 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Bald Eagle 1 adult; perched in a tree
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Oct 23, 2018 7:30 AM

Great Horned Owl 1
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These reports were generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 11/18/18 1:26 pm
From: ROBERT BARBER <robert_barber_389...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Paynetown SRA Common Loons
LOTS of Common Loons are at the fishing piers. 11-18 I counted 22 one time and 28 another without binocs. Closeup photography if you walk out on the piers.

Robert E. Barber
3322 Tunnelton Road
Bedford, IN. 47421
H: 812-277-0347
C:812-797-2856
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowwarrior44/
<robert_barber_389...> mailto:<robert_barber_389...>
 

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Date: 11/18/18 11:38 am
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ogden Dunes Redpolls, Thrasher etc. 11/17, Winona Lake Surf Scoter 11/18, Swans
I spent a wet Saturday am and early pm from Miller Beach to the Port of Indiana. Highlights included 5 Common Redpolls (3 at Ogden with Goldfinches & 100 Pine Siskins at the Locust/Diana Rd. feeders ), a Brown Thrasher, Hermit Thrush, White-throated Sparrows & more feeding on berries in the Ogden Pinery and some birds in the steamy Ogden Dunes compost pile. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49992545

Today, I had my annual Kosciusko Co. Surf Scoter at Winona Lake, along with 10 Tundra Swans at nearby Pike Lake amongst new waterfowl arrivals.  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50023955
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50025387
John KendallWarsaw


 

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Date: 11/18/18 4:40 am
From: Gary Dorman <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Siskins and a late female Indigo bunting
Becky and I have been enjoying as many as 8 pine siskins at our feeders with several dozen goldfinches. We rarely have siskins and usually only one when we do. This morning there is a very late female indigo bunting feeding on the ground with the finches and siskins.

Gary Dorman
New Albany, Floyd County, IN

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/15/18 2:30 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Common Redpolls Johnson Beach Dunes National Lakesore
25 Redpolls were feeding in the beachside parking lot at 4:15 pm. They flew into the pinery the SE (old hawk watch site).
I will post photos later,
John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/14/18 1:16 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh
The ponds at Eagle Marsh were mostly frozen, which must have discouraged waterfowl.  It didn't seem to discourage Great Blue Herons, however, though they must have been wondering how they were to get lunch.
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Nov 14, 2018 1:35 PM - 3:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
Comments:    34 F, mostly cloudy, calm
12 species

Mallard  7
Ring-billed Gull  50
Great Blue Heron  6
American Kestrel  1
American Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  1
European Starling  200
American Tree Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49937069

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

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Date: 11/14/18 12:03 pm
From: Carolyn A. Marsh <cmarshbird...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Illiana Birds: Swans at George Lake, Hammond, Lake County, IN


Hi everyone,



Local residents and birders are aware of dead Mute Swans at George Lake in
Hammond. Since the Trumpeters and Tundras arrived, many of us are concerned
that the migrants are safe from whatever is killing the Mute Swans. Local
bird monitors of the George Lake waterfowl know of 13 dead swans during the
past two weeks. The carcasses were found around the north basin shoreline of
the lake. The dead swans have been reported to officials and one swan was
taken to West Lafayette, Purdue U lab for analysis.



We hope the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will provide some
information on the matter, particularly if the mutes are targeted as
non-natives.



Also, George Lake is in the City of Hammond not the City of Whiting.



Carolyn Marsh, Whiting, Lake County



_____

From: Matthew Igleski [mailto:<matt.igleski...>]
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:32 PM
To: IN-BIRD-L
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake George, Whiting, IN Tundra, Trumpeter, and Mute
Swans



I saw reports of swans from others on eBird and stopped by Lake George in
Whiting, IN after work. To my delight all three swan species were present! I
was losing light fast, but I did also see one Canvasback among the
swans--along with other expected species. I'm sure they'll all be there in
the morning for interested birders. I parked at the south end of Lake Ave
(cross street is 122nd) where it dead ends into the north side of the lake.



Here's my ebird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49919438



Happy birding!

Matt Igleski

Lake County, IN


 

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Date: 11/14/18 8:48 am
From: Randy Pals <rjpals...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Northern Shrike, Beverly Shores 11/14
Northern Shrike seen again today 11/14 at 10:00 a.m. central time, Beverly
Shores, along Beverly Drive about 0.3 mile west of Broadway. I go there
about 3x/week and this is the first time I've seen it in 5 or 6 visits. Be
aware - there is a Northern Mockingbird in the area as well.



Randy Pals

Chesterton


 

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Date: 11/13/18 3:32 pm
From: Matthew Igleski <matt.igleski...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake George, Whiting, IN Tundra, Trumpeter, and Mute Swans
I saw reports of swans from others on eBird and stopped by Lake George in
Whiting, IN after work. To my delight all three swan species were present!
I was losing light fast, but I did also see one Canvasback among the
swans--along with other expected species. I'm sure they'll all be there in
the morning for interested birders. I parked at the south end of Lake Ave
(cross street is 122nd) where it dead ends into the north side of the lake.

Here's my ebird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49919438

Happy birding!
Matt Igleski
Lake County, IN

 

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Date: 11/13/18 2:30 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Golden Eagle St. Joe Co.
An adult Golden Eagle was flying over US 31 at the “Peat Area” in extreme S. St Joe Co. just north of US 6 at 3:15 pm eastern time.

John Kendall
Warsaw

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/13/18 1:49 pm
From: Steve Pancol <s.pancol...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 11/13/18 Summit Lake, Prairie Creek Res.
11/13/18 Summit Lake State Park
106 miles traveled - gas expense $ 8.49
Could not bird inside the park as a deer reduction hunt
was underway. I birded the lake from roads bordering the
lake.
Nature Area (County road 500 at County Road 750.)
31 Hooded Merganser
74 Gadwall
4 Bufflehead
124 Mallard
7 American Wigeon
500 American Coots
1 Belted Kingfisher
9 Pied-billed Grebes
4 Ring-necked Ducks
2 Common Goldeneye
1 Northern Harrier - male
1 American Kestral
1 Song Sparrow,
9 Rock Dove
1 Red-tailed Hawk
8 Morning Doves
2 BALD EAGLES - ADULTS ON NEST AT NATURE AREA,
NORTHEAST POND, EAST SHORE - Nest is hard to see.
Turn right on C.R. 750 and once past the northeast pond,
look back west to the east side of the northeast pond and
you will see the huge nest at the edge of the marsh. This
might be the first nesting Bald Eagles here.
2 Dark-eyed Juncos
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Great Blue Heron

Prairie Creek Reservoir 11/13/18
3 Horned Grebe
4 Great Blue Heron
47 Bonaparte's Gull
38 Common Loon
41 Hooded Merganser
1 Bald Eagle - adult
1 Lesser Scaup
7 Ring-billed Gull
2 Killdeer
12 Bufflehead

1 Bluebird - Wilbur Wright Road
1 Red-shouldered Hawk - Wilbur Wright Road

Mounds State Park 11/13/18
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch - Visitor Center Feeders



--
Steve Pancol
Anderson,Indiana
Madison County

 

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Date: 11/13/18 12:28 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 13-Nov-18 Kittiwake
Today (13-Nov-18) John Cassady, John Kendall, Lynn Vernon, Ed Hopkins (in part), and I birded the Indiana lakefront.

We began with a lakewatch at Miller Beach (concession stand) and then worked eastward. Although the wind was favorable for a lakewatch (NW-11), there was precious little movement on the lake. The downside was the 27˚F temperature— it was viciously cold. Highlights included a Tundra Swan flock, Black Scoters, Red-throated Loons, and a flock of pipits. The watch began about 6:30 and terminated at 9:30AM, yielding a Pals Magnitude of 30.88 (the season’s fifth best). However, bird of the day was a flyby Black-legged Kittiwake that drifted past Michigan City Harbor about 75 yards offshore.

—MILLER BEACH LAKEWATCH
Tundra Swan,18 single flock
Mallard,31
Northern Pintail,1
Green-winged Teal,2
Redhead,217
Ring-necked Duck,8
Greater Scaup,21
Lesser Scaup,61
Black Scoter,5
Common Goldeneye,7
Bufflehead,14
Red-breasted Merganser,390
Hooded Merganser,9
Red-throated Loon,5
Common Loon,8
Double-crested Cormorant,2
Horned Grebe,8
Bonaparte’s Gull,17
Horned Lark,7 flyby flock
American Pipit,10 flyby flock

—WEST BEACH Rough-legged Hawk,1 light morph ad fem


—PORT OF INDIANA
Mallard,30
Common Merganser,1
Double-crested Cormorant,6

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Northern Harrier,1 juv
Red-tailed Hawk,3

—STRIEBEL POND
Gadwall,7
Common Merganser,1 fem
Pine Siskin,1

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Redhead,27
Greater Scaup,1
Red-breasted Merganser,50
Common Loon,1
Horned Grebe,3
Black-legged Kittwake,1 flyby fresh juv
Ring-billed Gull,60
Herring Gull,10

 

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Date: 11/12/18 7:12 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Robins
Should not have reported them at my feeders. Observed in trees nearby
Charlie H.
Utica


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Date: 11/12/18 7:04 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Robins
Should not have listed them at my feeders. Observed in trees.

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Date: 11/12/18 7:01 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Birds in Clark County
At my feeders-RW BLK birds(one with a stubby tail)-many cardinals-house sparrows and doves out the yin-yang-white crowned/throated sparrows-robins-chickadees-house finches-blue jays-and a terrorizing Cooper's hawk. Saw a yellow bellied sapsucker on the berm across the road when letting the dog out. On my walk along Front Street in Utica along the Ohio River I spotted many juncos-a mockingbird-waxwings-2 pileated woodpeckers and a red belly WP. On the walk home I noticed a GR BL heron, and 2 mallards in the rubiyacht creek that leads out to the Ohio. When I got home I was greeted by a red shouldered hawk on the telephone pole outside the side door of my garage. It flew down to a tree by the cove behind the house. It was a mature. Went inside and got the binocs and watched it for several minutes. Very cool bird we get them here this time of year. Upon walking back to the back bedroom and looking across the hall at cake/suet feeders outside my wife's reading/quilting room I saw m/f downys.
Charlie H
Utica

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Date: 11/12/18 12:32 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] California Gull Michigan City
An adult California Gull was on the beach at 2pm central time. I will post photos later.

John Kendall
Warsaw

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Date: 11/12/18 10:59 am
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Two good warblers during lunch trip!
Birds were very active during my lunchtime trip to Roush Reservoir. Best
bird was Orange-crowned Warbler near the entrance. On the way back to
work I noticed a small bird in the middle of the road. It flew to a nearby
tree but there was still another bird in the road with its wing extended.
I stopped and removed it to the side of the road, still very much alive and
breathing. A female immature Pine Warbler I believe. See photos in
checklist.

Andrew Wolfe
Huntington, IN

Huntington University Campus Woods, Huntington, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2018 1:02 PM
Protocol: Incidental
2 species

American Robin 20
Pine Warbler 1 Found alive but stunned in road. First year female two
wing bars overall olive to gray plumage see photos.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49890475


J.E. Roush Lake FWA--Unit 3 (Kil-So-Quah Area), Huntington, Indiana, US
Nov 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
24 species

Hooded Merganser 6
Killdeer 4
Bonaparte's Gull 45
Ring-billed Gull 25
Great Blue Heron 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
European Starling 12
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 2
American Tree Sparrow 2
White-crowned Sparrow 6
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 4 Clearly saw the gray back
Orange-crowned Warbler 1 At the entrance near old check in building
foundation in flock of sparrows foraging in brush. Overall dull yellow
olive plumage no wing bars. Small size noticed.
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49890854

 

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Date: 11/11/18 8:11 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hurshtown Reservoir, Ft Wayne
The Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Hurshtown Reservoir was more productive the our trip two weeks ago, but still far below expectations.
It started out well for the 14 participants, with a Snow Bunting in the track almost before we started moving.  After everyone had a good look, we started to drive on, and the silly bird just ran ahead of us for several feet before finally flying off.  Other than that, a few ducks and plenty of Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls, and a few others were to be seen.
Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen, Indiana, US
Nov 11, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    40 F, mostly clear, moderate wind
13 species

Canada Goose  7
Mallard  40
Common Goldeneye  5
Hooded Merganser  3
Ruddy Duck  4
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Horned Grebe  3
Killdeer  1
Bonaparte's Gull  15
Ring-billed Gull  50
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Northern Flicker  1
Snow Bunting  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49873484

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

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Date: 11/11/18 6:49 pm
From: R Strayer <rodstrayer...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Good Year for Siskins at my Feeders
I will echo Andrew's observation. We had fifteen Pine Siskins at our feeders this morning along with a number of our regulars. The past two days our Pine Siskin population has been growing. Today they out numbered our Goldfinches.

5065 W 12th Street Albion, Bear Lake, Noble County Indiana
Sunday, November 11, 2018 8:30 to 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
16 species

Redheaded Woodpecker -1
Red-bellied Woodpecker -3 (2-f, 1-m)
Downy Woodpecker- f
Hairy Woodpecker- f
Northern Flicker -1
Blue Jay -4
Black-capped Chickadee -3
Tufted Titmouse -4
White-breasted Nuthatch -2
House Finch -4
American Goldfinch -8
Pine Siskins - 15
Dark-eyed Junco -1
Red winged Blackbird -2
Cardinal -6
House Sparrows -12
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From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 8:09 PM
To: <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Good Year for Siskins at my Feeders

Wondering if others are seeing high numbers of Pine Siskins at their feeders this fall. My numbers have been increasing since they first arrived in October and getting at least 26 today along with similar numbers of Goldfinch. Can use 10 lbs of thistle seed in one week.

Andrew Wolfe

7014 W 200 N, Andrews US-IN (40.8575,-85.5847), Huntington, Indiana, US
Nov 11, 2018 8:36 AM - 9:36 AM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 At feeder
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4 All at feeder
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Finch 15
Pine Siskin 26
American Goldfinch 24
Dark-eyed Junco 2
House Sparrow 18

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49866662

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Date: 11/11/18 2:08 pm
From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Good Year for Siskins at my Feeders
Wondering if others are seeing high numbers of Pine Siskins at their
feeders this fall. My numbers have been increasing since they first arrived
in October and getting at least 26 today along with similar numbers of
Goldfinch. Can use 10 lbs of thistle seed in one week.

Andrew Wolfe

7014 W 200 N, Andrews US-IN (40.8575,-85.5847), Huntington, Indiana, US
Nov 11, 2018 8:36 AM - 9:36 AM
Protocol: Stationary
11 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 At feeder
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4 All at feeder
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Finch 15
Pine Siskin 26
American Goldfinch 24
Dark-eyed Junco 2
House Sparrow 18

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49866662

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

 

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Date: 11/11/18 2:03 pm
From: Doug Johnstone <dougcher2080...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] sandhill cranes Morgan Co.
Yesterday we had several flocks of 25 to 75 or so sandhill cranes heading south. Today had one of about 110 also moving south. Doug Johnstone, Morgan County
 

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Date: 11/11/18 12:56 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
The 11/11/18 Eagle Creek Sunday morning bird hike tallied 58 species. The list is as follows: 




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| Canada Goose |


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| Wood Duck |


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| American Black Duck |


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| Mallard |


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| Lesser Scaup |


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| Bufflehead |


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| Hooded Merganser |


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| Common Loon |


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| Pied-billed Grebe |


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| Double-crested Cormorant |


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| Great blue Heron |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Cooper's Hawk |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


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| American Coot |


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| Sandhill Crane |


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| Killdeer |


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| Bonaparte's Gull |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Rock Pigeon |


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| Mourning Dove |


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| Barred Owl |


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| Belted Kingfisher |


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| Red-headed Woodpecker |


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| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


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| Downy Woodpecker |


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| Hairy Woodpecker |


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| Northern Flicker |


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| Pileated Woodpecker |


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| Blue Jay |


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| American Crow |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


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| Tufted Titmouse |


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| Red-breasted Nuthatch |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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| Wood Thrush |


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| American Robin |


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| Northern Mockingbird |


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| European Starling |


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| Cedar Waxwing |


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| Lapland Longspur |


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| Eastern Towhee |


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| Song Sparrow |


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| White-throated Sparrow |


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| Dark-eyed Junco |


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| Northern Cardinal |


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| Red-winged Blackbird |


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| Common Grackle |


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| House  Finch |


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| Pine Siskin |


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| American Goldfinch |


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| House Sparrow |

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

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Date: 11/11/18 10:51 am
From: Lucas Wilson <lucasgwilson...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Wilson’s Snipes, Eastern Meadowlarks, and Pipits
I was checking out a small marshland that seemed perfect for Snipe this morning in Ripley county near Merkel Road. I did not find any at first, but when I went to check out the Meadowlarks in the adjacent field, a Sharp-shinned hawk flew over and flushed a Wilson’s Snipe. I eventually counted 2 snipes, a number of meadowlarks and starlings, and to top it off, a small flock of American Pipits.

Wilson’s Snipe 2
Sharp-Shinned Hawk 1
Blue Jay- Heard, not seen, numbers uncertain
American Crow 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 50
American Pipit 7
Song Sparrow 4
sparrow sp. 2
Eastern Meadowlark 19

Lucas Wilson

 

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Date: 11/11/18 7:00 am
From: Tom <annntom...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes Floyd/ Harrison County
Sandhills were overhead most of the day here in Johnson County. They
could be quantified as hundreds with one V after the next. One group of
over 100 kettled their way up to higher heights right over the lake.

Tom Hougham

on Lamb Lake in SW Johnson Co


On 11/10/2018 6:27 PM, (null) ddstriegel wrote:
> Observed (FOS) 160 Sandhill Cranes flying south this evening from backyard (125 in first group, 35 in second group).
>
> Del Striegel
> Georgetown (Floyd County)
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Date: 11/11/18 2:56 am
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront birding 10-Nov-2018
10-Nov-2018 Birding the Indiana Lakefront

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR Morning and afternoon visits. (With John Cassady, Jeff McCoy, Ryan Sanderson, Everett Vanderbilt , Lisa Vanderbilt in PM)
American Black Duck,1
Mallard,3
Long-tailed Duck,1 adult male
Red-breasted Merganser,64
Common Loon,9
Bonaparte’s Gull,30
Ring-billed Gull,400 counted by 10s
Herring Gull,225 flyby in morning
Great Black-backed Gull,1 1st or 2nd cycle

—MILLER BEACH LAKEWATCH (with John Cassady, Don Gorney, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy, Ryan Sanderson, Everett Vanderbilt , Lisa Vanderbilt, and Lynn Vernon.)
The flight had a Pals Magnitude of 60.25, which is the season’s best effort. See results in John Cassady’s INBIRD report.

—PORT OF INDIANA (with John Cassady, Don Gorney, John Kendall, Jeff McCoy, Ryan Sanderson, Everett Vanderbilt , Lisa Vanderbilt)
Bifflehead,17
White-winged Scoter,2
Hooded Merganser,14
Common Loon,2
Horned Grebe,1
Double-crested Cormorant,20
Dunlin,1 perched on breakwall
Bonaparte’s Gull,2
Ring-billed Gull,750 counted by 10s
Herring Gull,10
American Kestrel,1
American Robin,2
Northern Mockingbird,1 along U.S. 12
Snow Bunting,6
House Sparrow,4

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Red-headed Woodpecker,1 adult
Eastern Bluebird,4
Northern Mockingbird,1
House Finch,2

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Dr.)
Eastern Bluebird,3
Fox Sparrow,1
Dark-eyed Junco,23


 

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Date: 11/10/18 8:02 pm
From: Sherry Mitchell-Bruker <in-bird-l...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes Floyd/ Harrison County
Saw about 300 sandhills today near kurtz, norman in jackson co

Sherry


> On Nov 10, 2018, at 6:27 PM, (null) ddstriegel <ddstriegel...> wrote:
>
> Observed (FOS) 160 Sandhill Cranes flying south this evening from backyard (125 in first group, 35 in second group).
>
> Del Striegel
> Georgetown (Floyd County)
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Date: 11/10/18 3:40 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach Lakewatch 11/10 - PACIFIC LOON, Short-eared Owl, and lots of ducks
About ten birders conducted a 5 hour lakewatch at the Miller Beach Concession Stand this morning.  Waterfowl kept us busy most of the morning with big flights of Bonaparte's Gulls, Redheads, and Hooded Mergansers.  Highlights included  PACIFIC LOON, Short-eared Owl, and all three Scoters.
Wood Duck 2Gadwall 24Am. Wigeon 2Am. Black Duck 1Mallard 26N. Shoveler 2N. Pintail 8Green-winged Teal 13Canvasback 15Redhead 388Ring-necked Duck 12Bufflehead 106C. Goldeneye 26Greater Scaup 65Lesser Scaup 143Surf Scoter 5White-winged Scoter 5Black Scoter 12"dark-winged scoter" 8Hooded Merganser 119Red-breasted Merganser 308C. Loon 38 (including a group of 22)Red-throated Loon 4PACIFIC LOON 1 (first seen swimming fairly close, then seen in flight.  Medium-sized loon with a gray nape, slight chin strap, smallish bill.  Flight appeared to be faster and deeper flapping  than typically seen in C. Loon.  Feet (in flight) were smaller than C. Loon.)Peregrine Falcon 1 (imm)Cooper's Hawk 1 (imm)Dunlin 3Bonaparte's Gull 393Great Black-backed Gull 1 (1st c.)Short-eared Owl 1 (migrating in off the lake)Am. Tree Sparrow 2DE Junco 1
Also seen:Am. CrowRing-billed GullHerring Gull

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

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Date: 11/10/18 3:27 pm
From: (null) ddstriegel <ddstriegel...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Sandhill Cranes Floyd/ Harrison County
Observed (FOS) 160 Sandhill Cranes flying south this evening from backyard (125 in first group, 35 in second group).

Del Striegel
Georgetown (Floyd County)



 

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Date: 11/10/18 9:56 am
From: Fritz Davis <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Celery Bog Nature Area 11/10/2018
There was an interesting mix of migrant species at the Celery Bog this morning. Highlights included a very late White-eyed Vireo (imm.), Trumpeter Swan (ad.), and Snow Goose (blue morph). Waterfowl diversity was very high.

On Thursday, there was a late Nashville Warbler (female) and 4 Pine Siskins.

The complete eBird list for today follows:

Celery Bog Nature Area, Tippecanoe, Indiana, US
Nov 10, 2018 9:20 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Cold. Diversity of waterfowl is very high. Still a few late migrants.
48 species

Snow Goose 1
Canada Goose 8
Mute Swan 4
Trumpeter Swan 1
Northern Shoveler 24
Gadwall 20
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 80
American Black Duck 2
Northern Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal (American) 14
Canvasback 1
Ring-necked Duck 4
Bufflehead 5
Hooded Merganser 7
Ruddy Duck 9
Pied-billed Grebe 4
American Coot 40
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Brown Creeper 3
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 30
House Finch 8
Pine Siskin 1
American Goldfinch 12
American Tree Sparrow 2
Fox Sparrow (Red) 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 12
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 14
Common Grackle (Bronzed) 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Northern Cardinal 4
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49827110 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49827110>

Fritz Davis
West Lafayette
 

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Date: 11/9/18 11:12 am
From: Ben Cvengros <bencvengros...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Nashville Warbler--Dobbs Park, Vigo County
While working today, I spotted a late Nashville Warbler inspecting the
building for insects. Two pictures attached taken with my phone. Note the
bits of rust-colored feathers on its head (easier to see when color is
enhanced) and bold eye ring.

eBird checklist with pictures:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49792678

Ben Cvengros

 

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Date: 11/8/18 5:29 pm
From: Loyce Fandrei <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] (LAKE) Gibson Woods Birding Field Trip 3 nice Highlights
7 GW birders had a great day today. We started in Highland at the Heron Rookery where we saw our first American Tree Sparrow of the season. Our second stop was to the south side of the oxbow where we found my first Lake County Northern Mockingbird. Our final stop was to Grant St. Marsh where amongst the coots, mallards, and gadwall we saw an American Wigeon, another Lake County first for me.

Loyce Fandrei
Highland

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Date: 11/7/18 4:52 pm
From: John Kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront Laughing & Franklin’s Gulls, Long-tailed Duck & IDSP N. Shrike
Gulls were been periodically seen flying against 12-20 knot westerlies. Highlights included a 1st-cycle Laughing Gull and 2 Franklin’s Gulls amid one of two large flocks of Bonaparte’s that apparently were flushed by a Peregrine working offshore. I later noticed rafts totaling 500+ Ring-billed, Herring and some Bonaparte’s 3/4 mile off West Beach. My perception was that winds were not strong enough to force them to fly much.
A small waterfowl movement was also evidenced by a Long-tailed Duck and a 10 other species. I photographed a Northern Shrike at E. State Park Boundary Rd & Beverly Drive.
Reports are on Ebird. My laptop is off for a checkup, hence this brief report.
John Kendall
Warsaw

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Date: 11/6/18 1:14 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Video of Western Red-tailed Hawk seen EC Indy
I broke this video up and rerecorded it on my camera to flight wing feather detail with stop action. End of video shows orange breast well.
If you look for this bird, please shoot pics from car or road. Owner of beanfield was vary angry when I approached him to let him know what I was up to.
This intermediate morph is truly a beautiful bird.
Western Red=tailed Hawk Indpls
Spike Selig

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Date: 11/5/18 2:42 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Western Red-tailed Eagle Creek Indpls, Harlan's Red Tail Mcdonalds W Indy.
This afternoon, Monday, I found 2 Red-tailed in the same tree I found the Western Red-tailed in 2 weeks ago.  One flew off leaving the other, an adult Eastern that had been perched only a couple of feet away. The bird landed and I started videoing it. It flew again to the NE and landed at edge of bean field with back to camera. I drove to next street N and into a housing development where I got within 200 feet and got full frontal video and pictures. The bird flew North to and crossed the E-W road landing 200 feet from road. I got pictures and videos of the bird flying way and perched.
The bad news. I stopped to let the land owner know that I had been taking pictures of the bird.  He told me not to get out of the car and to back out of the driveway. He was angry that I had been pulling over and photographing from the car window. I am left with only being able to say the bird was west of the Eagle Creek Park Indianapolis Golf Course and East of St Malachi Church. I ask those who might search the area to stay in cars and not trespass on farm fields. This makes twice in the last 2 weeks and 1 day that I have found the bird in the same place.
Sunday morning 9am, I was pulling up to the McDonalds just west of I 465 on the NW side of Indy. I was checking for the Fish Crows which have been in the business parking lots almost daily. I saw a black bird I thought was a crow on the top of a power pole over 38th ST in front of the Arby's restaurant.  I stopped 100' away and got out with binoculars.  The "crow" flew up and then started soaring. It was a black Red-Tailed Hawk. :The Hawk showed a dark greyish tail on top. Stomach had some streaks on chest. Wings had dark underwing coverts covering bars. Hawk showed no brown in good light, appeared black. Belly was dark to black.
It flew N toward EC Park and I could not find it when I drove through the business to the north of the Mc D.  The hawk hadj the markings of a Harlan's Red-tailed. The blackness of the upper feathers and the grayish black tail was striking.Would appreciate any comments on  the ID of this bird. Just send them to my email.
Probably most strange was that on Sunday, by 1pm  I counted 7 Red-tailed hawks in the EC area, a high count for me in this area.
I got several videos and pictures of the WR-T and will post them tomorrow. Just haven't got the time this afternoon.
Spike



 

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Date: 11/4/18 7:36 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Waxwings and robins
This is the time of year they are prevalent here. Spotted 60+ of each species in cottonwood trees on the berm across the road. Have seen more modest numbers recently. Also, nice to see juncos. White crowned, and white throated sparrows reappearing too.
Charlie Hornung,
Utica,IN




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Date: 11/4/18 2:27 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park Sunday bird hike
The 11/4/18 Sunday morning bird hike tallied 60 species. The list is as follows: 




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| Canada Goose |


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| Wood Duck |


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| American Wigeon |


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| Mallard |


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| Green-winged Teal  |


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| Hooded Merganser |


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| Common Loon |


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| Pied-billed Grebe |


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| Horned Grebe |


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| Double-crested Cormorant |


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| Great blue Heron |


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| Great Egret |


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| Turkey Vulture |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Cooper's Hawk |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


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| American Coot |


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| Killdeer |


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| Dunlin |


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| Bonaparte's Gull |


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| Franklin's Gull |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Rock Pigeon |


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| Mourning Dove |


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| Barred Owl |


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| Belted Kingfisher |


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| Red-headed Woodpecker |


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| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


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| Downy Woodpecker |


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| Hairy Woodpecker |


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| Northern Flicker |


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| Pileated Woodpecker |


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| Blue Jay |


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| American Crow |


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| Horned Lark |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


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| Tufted Titmouse |


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| Red-breasted Nuthatch |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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| American Robin |


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| Northern Mockingbird |


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| European Starling |


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| Cedar Waxwing |


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| Eastern Towhee |


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| Chipping Sparrow |


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| Song Sparrow |


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| White-throated Sparrow |


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| White-crowned Sparrow |


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| Dark-eyed Junco |


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| Northern Cardinal |


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| Red-winged Blackbird |


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| House  Finch |


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| Pine Siskin |


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| American Goldfinch |


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| House Sparrow |

 Walks start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.
 

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Date: 11/3/18 7:38 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Michigan lakefront
Six birders from Stockbridge Audubon enjoyed a fine crisp day on the lakefront.  
We started a Michigan City Harbor.  None of us is a lakewatch expert, so some very distant duck flocks went unidentified.  One surprise was the unusually large number of Sanderlings.  A resident Peregrine Falcon occupied its niche in the power plant smokestack.
Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Nov 3, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments:    37 F, partly cloudy, moderate wind
9 species

White-winged Scoter  2
Long-tailed Duck  1
Red-breasted Merganser  10
Sanderling  12    
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  50
Herring Gull  10
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Peregrine Falcon  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49658024

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

Beverly Drive was rewarding, but a reported Northern Shrike was elusive.  We encountered Jeff McCoy, who had seen it 15 minutes earlier, but hadn't seen it since.  We searched for some time, with no luck.  We tried again on our way back east, and dipped again.
Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive West of Broadway, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 3, 2018 9:35 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose  7
Mallard  20
Green-winged Teal  3
Sandhill Crane  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  10
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  25
American Tree Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  11
Song Sparrow  6
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Northern Cardinal  1
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49658209

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

After lunch we visited Miller Beach at Lake Street, finding little.
Miller Beach, Lake Street, Lake, Indiana, US
Nov 3, 2018 12:25 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
4 species

Horned Grebe  10
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  100
Herring Gull  10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49658263

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

Long Lake at West Beach added a few to our day list.  Rather than go on to the shore, we decided to spend our time looking again for the Northern Shrike, with results noted above.
Indiana Dunes NL--West Beach, Porter, Indiana, US
Nov 3, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:    53 F, partly cloudy, light wind
10 species

Wood Duck  3
Pied-billed Grebe  4
American Coot  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
American Tree Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49658417

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Ed Powers & Eric Helfrich
 

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Date: 11/2/18 6:14 pm
From: Rick Welton <rwwelton...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Gary, Grant St Marsh, 11-1-18 Trumpeters
11-1-18
Grant St Marsh, Gary
2 trumpeter swans northeast side of cattail island
1 grt blue heron
1 adult bald eagle (a large group of coots headed for cattails when it flew over)
5-600 coot


Rick Welton
HomeLand Sports, LLC


 

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Date: 11/2/18 2:26 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 2-Nov-18. Parasitic Jaeger & Scoters

John Cassady and I birded the Indiana lakefront Today (2-Nov-2018).

—MILLER BEACH Lakewatch from 7:50 to 11:30AM. Best birds included all three scoters and three jaegers. Pals Magnitude of the flight was 12.70.
American Wigeon,12
Mallard,14
Northern Pintail,3
Redhead,26
Ring-necked Duck,9
Greater Scaup,27
Lesser Scaup,11
Surf Scoter,2
White-winged Scoter,6
Black Scoter,4
dark-winged scoter,2
Bufflehead,4
Red-breasted Merganser,96
Red-throated Loon,3
Common Loon,10
Double-crested Cormorant,6
Horned Grebe,6
jaeger species,1 arrived from the east at 8:03: dark above and below with under wing white primary flashes
Parasitic Jaeger,2: adult at 8:10 and warm brown juv, with white wing flashes below and above (slight), 10:20.
Peregrine Falcon,1 chasing passerines over the lake

—LONG LAKE
Pied-billed Grebe,4
American Coot,20

—PORT OF INDIANA Nothing of note

—REYNOLDS CREEK G.H.A.
Sharp-shinned Hawk,1
Northern Harrier,3- fem & 2 juvs
Red-tailed Hawk,2
Rough-legged Hawk,1 light-morph juv

—HITCHCOCK ROAD POND
Mute Swan,15
Ring-necked Duck,13
Pied-billed Grebe,7

—STRIEBEL POND
Gadwall,20
Great Blue Heron,2

—MICHIGAN CITY HARBOR
Surf Scoter,4 flyby with Black Scoters
Black Scoter,3
Ring-billed Gull,200
Herring Gull,30

—EAST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Red-headed Woodpecker,1
Cedar Waxwing,15
Rusty Blackbird,15

—CENTRAL BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,1 juv
Eastern Bluebird,1

—WEST BEVERLY SHORES (along Beverly Drive)
Sharp-shinned Hawk,1 perched juv
Red-tailed Hawk,1
Red-headed Woodpecker,1 juv

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 

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Date: 10/31/18 3:22 pm
From: john kendall <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] 10/31 Lakefront & Kosciusko Co. Waterfowl, Thayers, Lesser Black-backeds, N. Shrike, late shorebirds
Did a solo 3-hour lakewatch at Miller this am, followed by an eastward drive home.  Highlights were good waterfowl movements, including all 3 Scoters and Canvasbacks, a Thayer's Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, the continuing Northern Shrike at Beverly Shores, and a flock of Dunlin and Greater Yellowlegs in Kosciusko Co off US 30- Etna Green. Winds at Miller were 15-20 knots N/NE and lessening as the am wore on. I was able to identify maybe 20-25% of the ducks due to the wind angle and them being too far offshore. 

Marquette Park, Gary, Lake, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 8:24 AM - 11:24 AM
Protocol: Stationary
23 species (+2 other taxa)

Northern Shoveler  8
Gadwall  28
Mallard  117
American Black Duck  1
Northern Pintail  13
Green-winged Teal  4
Canvasback  3
Redhead  69
Ring-necked Duck  16
Greater Scaup  366
Lesser Scaup  141
Greater/Lesser Scaup  750
Aythya sp.  880
Surf Scoter  2
White-winged Scoter  2
Black Scoter  5
Bufflehead  10
Red-breasted Merganser  14
Horned Grebe  4
Herring Gull  72
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 adult or 3rd cycle pending photos
Red-throated Loon  1
Common Loon  31
Double-crested Cormorant  21
Bald Eagle  1

Lakefront Park and Sanctuary, Hammond, Lake, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Protocol: Stationary
5 species

Mallard  1
Northern Pintail  10
Black Scoter  5
Horned Grebe  3
Common Loon  2

Port of Indiana, Porter, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 1:06 PM - 1:41 PM
Protocol: Stationary
4 species

Mallard  3
Horned Grebe  2
American Coot  1
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)  1 adult

Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive West of Broadway, Porter, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 1:58 PM - 2:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
2 species

Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Shrike  1 photos

Beverly Shores--Beverly Drive East of Lake Shore County Road, Porter, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 2:31 PM - 2:37 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.084 mile(s)
1 species

Rusty Blackbird  7
Michigan City Harbor, LaPorte, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 3:01 PM - 3:46 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
7 species

Canada Goose  11
Mallard  2
Red-breasted Merganser  4
American Coot  1
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1 1st-cycle
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  10

9444 W 300 N, Etna Green US-IN (41.2804,-86.0264), Kosciusko, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 4:51 PM - 4:57 PM
Protocol: Stationary
1 species

Greater Yellowlegs  2

3000–3354 N 800 W, Warsaw US-IN (41.2795,-85.9984), Kosciusko, Indiana, US
Oct 31, 2018 4:58 PM - 5:03 PM
Protocol: Stationary
2 species

Dunlin  13
Greater Yellowlegs  1

John Kendall
Warsaw
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Date: 10/28/18 5:22 pm
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen County
Miserable weather and a paucity of birds made for a disappointing Stockbridge Audubon field trip to Hurshtown Reservoir today.  This time of year the reservoir usually has hundreds of geese, ducks, loons, grebes, and other water birds, of many species, plus a few others; today we had only 22 individuals, of 10 species.  The 12 observers who attended had traveled only about a quarter of the way around the three-mile loop encircling the reservoir when a heavy rain started, driven by a strong wind.  We hope for a better result for our next trip here in two weeks.
Hurshtown Reservoir, Allen, Indiana, US
Oct 28, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    48-50 F, rain, strong wind
10 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  8
Spotted Sandpiper  1    Identified by flight style by experience birders
Bonaparte's Gull  2
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Bald Eagle  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
American Crow  1
Snow Bunting  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49528335

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

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Date: 10/28/18 3:43 pm
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP Oct 28
The last of the 2018 migration bird walks at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, was held October 28. Despite a big group and lots of eyes, birds were scarce. Just 34 species of birds were observed. The large flock of Eastern Bluebirds remained at Walnut Plantation for one of the few highlights. The complete list is below. 
Spring bird walks at Ft. Harrison will be held each Sunday in April and May 2019.
Mallard  7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  14
Mourning Dove  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  13
Carolina Chickadee  13
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  6
Brown Creeper  2
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  25
American Robin  6
European Starling  55
Cedar Waxwing  15
American Goldfinch  26
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
Northern Cardinal  14
House Sparrow  2

 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 10/28/18 11:09 am
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike
The 10/27/18 Eagle Creek Park Sunday morning bird hike tallied 66 species. The list is as follows: 




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| Canada Goose |


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| Wood Duck |


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| Gadwall |


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| American Black Duck |


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| Mallard |


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| Northern Shoveler |


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| Northern Pintall |


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| Green-winged Teal  |


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| Common Loon |


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| Pied-billed Grebe |


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| Double-crested Cormorant |


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| Great blue Heron |


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| Turkey Vulture |


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| Bald Eagle |


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| Sharp-shinned Hawk |


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| Cooper's Hawk |


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| Red-shouldered Hawk |


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| Red-tailed Hawk |


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| American Kestrel |


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| American Coot |


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| Killdeer |


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| Lesser Yellowlegs |


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| Least Sandpiper |


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| Pectoral Sandpiper |


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| Dunlin |


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| Bonaparte's Gull |


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| Franklin's Gull |


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| Ring-billed Gull |


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| Rock Pigeon |


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| Mourning Dove |


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| Belted Kingfisher |


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| Red-headed Woodpecker |


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| Red-bellied Woodpecker |


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| Downy Woodpecker |


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| Hairy Woodpecker |


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| Pileated Woodpecker |


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| Blue Jay |


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| American Crow |


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| Fish Crow |


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| Horned Lark |


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| Carolina Chickadee |


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| Tufted Titmouse |


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| Red-breasted Nuthatch |


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| White-breasted Nuthatch |


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| Brown Creeper |


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| Carolina Wren |


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| Winter Wren |


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| Golden-crowned Kinglet |


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| Ruby-crowned Kinglet |


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| Eastern Bluebird |


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| American Robin |


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| Northern Mockingbird |


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| Brown Thrasher |


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| European Starling |


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| Cedar Waxwing |


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| Yellow-rumped Warbler |


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| Chipping Sparrow |


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| White-throated Sparrow |


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| Dark-eyed Junco |


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| Northern Cardinal |


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| Red-winged Blackbird |


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| Common Grackle |


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| Brown-headed Cowbird |


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| House  Finch |


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| American Goldfinch |


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| House Sparrow |

 Hikes start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.
 

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Date: 10/28/18 10:12 am
From: Mag <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Stockbridge Audubon Trip to Pigeon River, October 27.
In spite of the light rain and temperatures in the 40s, five hearty souls had a pleasant time birding at Pigeon River FWA. A huge thank you goes out to Sam Plew who led us to many great spots. Although many birds were hunkered out of sight, probably smarter than the birders looking for them, we did end of with a decent list for the day. A few of the birds were seen on the way to and from and we added three species at the Fawn River Fish Hatchery in Orland (noted as FRFH). The sighting of two large shore birds in flight was a treat. Most probable ID is whimbrel. 

Our list for the day:Canada goose, Trumpeter swan, wood duck, bufflehead (FRFH), wild turkey, pied-billed grebe, great blue heron, great egret (FRFH), turkey vulture, bald eagle (we had three-adult, juvenile, and third or fourth year), northern harrier, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's hawk, red-tailed hawk, sandhill crane, killdeer, whimbrel?, Bonaparte's gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher (FRFH), red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, N, flicker, pileated woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, marsh wren, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, Eastern bluebird, American robin, cedar waxwing, yellow-rumped warbler, field sparrow, swamp sparrow, white-throated sparrow, Northern cardinal, red-winged blackbird, and brown-headed cowbird. 
 

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Date: 10/28/18 7:29 am
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Date correction
The date for my previous post should have been 10/27. John K. Cassady Sturgis, <MIjcassady...> To view my website of bird photographs, please visit www.jkcassady.com.
 

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Date: 10/28/18 7:27 am
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lakefront 10/28 Northern Shrike, Red-necked Grebe
Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon and I birded the Indiana Lakefront on a beautiful day.  Our main target was the West Beverly Shores Northern Shrike.  After a couple of unsuccessful searches we moved on, sure that we would soon hear it had been seen by other birders.  Sure enough, shortly there after, Matt Beatty, Kim Ehn, and Joel Greenberg (and a Dunes Calumet fieldtrip) relocated the bird and called us (thanks!). We raced back over and got to see this increasingly-difficult to find bird.
Visitor's Center:Cooper's Hawk 1
Michigan City Harbor:Canvasback 1Red-breasted Merganser 2Common Loon 1DC Cormorant 1Herring Gull 200Ring-billed Gull 500
Beverly Shores East: Blue Jay 21Red-headed Woodpecker 2N. Flicker 1Am. Robin 8Downy Woodpecker 6N. Cardinal 7BC Chickadee 3Wood Duck 6GB Heron 1DE Junco 7WB Nuthatch 3E. Towhee 1GC Kinglet 2RW Blackbird 242BH Cowbird 2Song Sparrow 3Red-bellied Woodpecker 2Red-tailed Hawk 1C. Grackle 8
Beverly Shores Central:Am. Crow 2Blue Jay 4Song Sparrow 4House Finch 1Wood Duck 2Mallard 40White-crowned Sparrow 1DE Junco 5White-throated Sparrow 1Red-bellied Woodpecker 1Red-shouldered Hawk 1 (adult)Am. Robin 2Great Egret 2C. Grackle 2GB Heron 1RW Blackbird 20Rusty Blackbird 1
Beverly Shores West and Lakeview:Am. Robin 2N. Cardinal 4Song Sparrow 4Red-shouldered Hawk 2Red-headed Woodpecker 13C. Grackle 2Blue Jay 6Mourning Dove 3Am. Goldfinch 6Mallard 1Downy Woodpecker 1GB Heron 2Red-bellied Woodpecker 1Belted Kingfisher 1Hairy Woodpecker 1Am. Crow 3E. Bluebird 2BC Chickadee 3Swamp Sparrow 1Carolina Wren 1GC Kinglet 1RED-NECKED GREBE 2 (a fly-by and a close swimming bird)Horned Grebe 1Red-throated Loon 5 (imm)N. Pintail 3DC Cormorant 2Redhead 8Lesser Scaup 3Red-breasted Merganser 3WB Nuthatch 1NORTHERN SHRIKE 1 (actively hunting between Derby and  the dirt pile at the end of Beverly Drive).
Dunes State Park feeders and beach:Downy Woodpecker 2WB Nuthatch 1BC Chickadee 2Tufted Titmouse 3Red-throated Loon 1 (adult)
Portage Lakefront Park:Snow Bunting 2
West Beach:Bald Eagle 1 (a)RT Hawk 1Great Egret 1GC Kinglet 3Sharp-shinned Hawk 1Am. Coot 60Wood Duck 11Mallard 6Blue Jay 3Am. Crow 6
Ogden Dunes:DC Cormorant 5House Finch 3DE Junco 2
Reynold's Creek:Swamp Sparrow 1RT Hawk 1N. Harrier 6E. Meadowlark 2 


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

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Date: 10/27/18 2:32 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] correction
Subject of post should have read Western Red-tailed hawk. Would welcome any comments on identification.Spike

 

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Date: 10/27/18 2:30 pm
From: Spike Selig <spikeselig...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Western Redo-tailed Hawk Eagle Creek Indianapolis
I thought I had lost this video but just found it again.  Hawk was sitting in scrub tree in middle of soy bean field 1 mile W of Eagle Creek Park Golf Course.It pestered 2 Turkey Vultures but crows finally drove it off. Upper tail was deep dark red in flight. Note face was in shadow of overhanging branch.  Orangish breast and reddish undertail  showed better in still picture but bird was far off and flew off hen I tried to get closer. Indiana had just experienced 60+ mph westerly winds the day before. Bird was far off and had to shoot electronic zoom hand held which was about the limit of the camera. I tried to walk into been field to get closer but crows drove hawk off before I could get closer. Sorry for delay posting. Bird was seen Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Orange breast showed quite well in still pictures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bld4fI0rUoM

Spike Selig

 

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Date: 10/27/18 8:00 am
From: ledaugh <ledaugh...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pine Siskin and Red-breasted Nuthatch
When we moved to Zionsville from a more rural setting in northwest
Indiana, I feared I would lose my good backyard birding. I was pleased
today to see 8 Pine Siskins in addition to the 4 Dark Eyed Juncos and 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch who have been here all week. That's in addition
to the usual suspects you would see everywhere. I think birding here
will be just fine!

Lynn Daugherty
Zionsville, IN

 

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Date: 10/27/18 6:22 am
From: Hengeveld, James David <jhengeve...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Lake Lemon - east end - 10/26
We saw our first Common Loons of the season at the east end of Lk. Lemon yesterday. A large number of Bonaparte’s Gulls continued at the east end as well (there were 110 on Wed., 10/24). Very unusual for us, we tallied 8 Passerellids (towhees & sparrows), including 1 Fox, 1 White-crowned (unusual in our yard), 1 Lincoln’s (VERY unusual in our yard), and 1 Swamp.

We finally saw our first Red-breasted Nuthatch of the season on our feeders this morning.

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

Canada Goose 4
Mute Swan 4
Gadwall 10
Mallard 19
Lesser Scaup 3

Pied-billed Grebe 4

Mourning Dove 1

Bonaparte's Gull 90
Ring-billed Gull 35

Common Loon 3

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Great Blue Heron 1

Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Belted Kingfisher 1

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

Blue Jay 5
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 13
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 5
House Sparrow 3

Jim & Susan Hengeveld
Unionville, IN
 

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Date: 10/26/18 6:38 pm
From: charlie hornung <chazz225...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Yard bird highlights in Clark County
Grey catbird- eastern towhee-shin?coopers hawk-red shouldered hawk-White throated sparrow.
Charlie H
Utica

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Date: 10/25/18 2:45 pm
From: Brendan Grube <grube.brendan...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Listserv Archives.
Admin.-
Are the archives still searchable? And from where?

 

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Date: 10/25/18 8:52 am
From: Rebecca Parker <rap50...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] Please remove me from email list


 

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Date: 10/25/18 8:21 am
From: zzedpowers <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Marsh, Ft Wayne
It was pretty quiet at Eagle Marsh yesterday.  It appears that, except for one straggler, the Great Egrets are gone.  Still plenty of American Coots, though.
Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, Allen, Indiana, US
Oct 24, 2018 2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:    51 F, clear, light wind
10 species

Mallard  8
American Coot  50
Ring-billed Gull  110
Great Egret  1
Bald Eagle  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Robin  1
Song Sparrow  5
Red-winged Blackbird  40

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49433430

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

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Date: 10/24/18 1:11 pm
From: Eric Leaming <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Please remove me from email list



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Date: 10/23/18 4:20 pm
From: Russ Allison <grounds11...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Prophetstown State Park, birds
I had a good day, weather wise, at the park today. I outran a big storm the
last time here. Until someone tells me I screwed up again, I had a new bird
today.

Birds seen today:

Cinnamon Teal--1- alone in pond with some Mallards.

Mallards--12

Red tailed Hawk--1

Turkey Vulture--3

American Crow--Huge flow most of afternoon' estimated --300-400

Eastern Bluebird--10--all in a tree with at least 24 Cedar Waxwings.

Northern Cardinal--4

American Goldfinch--20

Blue Jay--40--also traveling west

Dark eyed Junco--10

Belted Kingfisher--1

Ruby crowned Kinglet--3

Field Sparrow--14--feeding on weed seeds

House Sparrow--8--at the farm

Song Sparrow--3

European Starling--30 --

Yellow rumped Warbler--12--most on fence at the farm

Cedar Waxwing--24--in large tree near pond. very busy

Mourning Dove--10

Northern Flicker--2

Downy Woodpecker--1

Red headed Woodpecker--4--very busy in woods west of the Pond

Good birding

Russ Allison, West Lafayette




 

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Date: 10/23/18 2:10 pm
From: Kirk Roth <kirkleeroth...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Morse Reservoir- Lesser Black-backed Gull
There is a first-year Lesser Black-backed Gull at Morse Reservoir from
Wolfies Grill near the docks. At a distance it can be picked out by the
long primaries as it sits on the water, but it has come in to the docks a
couple of times.

A Franklin’s Gull has been reported here the past few days, but wasn’t seen
this afternoon.

-Kirk Roth

 

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Date: 10/23/18 6:22 am
From: KEVIN B RYAN <kevamandaryan...>
Subject: Re: [IN-BIRD-L] RB Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders for the first time in 2 years. Chesterton, Porter County

> On October 22, 2018 at 12:08 PM RICHARD WOOD <RWOODPHD...> wrote:
>
> I was out back cleaning up the yard when what zipped in to the feeders but a Red-breasted Nuthatch, the first one I have SEEN in a long time. I've heard many in the wild, but this was nice.
>
> Richard
>




 

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Date: 10/22/18 10:08 am
From: RICHARD WOOD <RWOODPHD...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] RB Nuthatch
I was out back cleaning up the yard when what zipped in to the feeders but a Red-breasted Nuthatch, the first one I have SEEN in a long time. I've heard many in the wild, but this was nice.

Richard

 

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Date: 10/21/18 6:43 pm
From: Greene, Terri B <tgreene...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Weekend birds, SW Monroe Co
All birds seen/heard at or near my property.

Terri Greene
SW Monroe Co


Oct 21, 2018

Canada Goose 6 (Stannards' pond)
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Bluebird 7 (on phone line at neighbors' [Stannards'] farm)


Oct 20, 2018

Eastern Phoebe 1
Carolina Wren 1


Oct 19, 2018

Mourning Dove 28
Black Vulture 4 (Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures perched in big dead oak tree by pond)
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 (immature)
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 2
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 6
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 1
Northern Cardinal 5
House Sparrow 14


Oct 14, 2018

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1


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


 

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Date: 10/21/18 1:18 pm
From: Becky <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Eagle Creek Park bird hike

The 10/21/18 Sunday Eagle Creek bird hike tallied 70 species. The list is as follows:






Canada Goose



Wood Duck



Mallard



Ring-necked Duck



Pied-billed Grebe



Double-crested Cormorant



Great blue Heron



Great Egret



Turkey Vulture



Osprey



Bald Eagle



Sharp-shinned Hawk



Red-shouldered Hawk



Red-tailed Hawk



American Coot



Sandhill Crane



Killdeer



Lesser Yellowlegs



Dunlin



Bonaparte's Gull



Franklin's Gull



Ring-billed Gull



Rock Pigeon



Mourning Dove



Chimney Swift



Belted Kingfisher



Red-bellied Woodpecker



Downy Woodpecker



Northern Flicker



Pileated Woodpecker



Eastern Phoebe



Blue Jay



American Crow



Fish Crow



Tree Swallow



Carolina Chickadee



Tufted Titmouse



Red-breasted Nuthatch



White-breasted Nuthatch



Carolina Wren



Winter Wren



Golden-crowned Kinglet



Ruby-crowned Kinglet



Eastern Bluebird



Hermit Thrush



American Robin



Northern Mockingbird



European Starling



Cedar Waxwing



Tennessee Warbler



Orange-crowned Warbler



Yellow-rumped Warbler



Palm Warbler



Eastern Towhee



Chipping Sparrow



Field Sparrow



Fox Sparrow



Song Sparrow



Swamp Sparrow



White-throated Sparrow



Dark-eyed Junco



Northern Cardinal



Red-winged Blackbird



Common Grackle



Purple Finch



House Finch



Pine Siskin



American Goldfinch



House Sparrow




The hikes start at 9:00AM at the Ornithology Center. All are welcome.

 

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Date: 10/21/18 10:24 am
From: Larry Caldwell <finrod...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Winter Birds
Today at my feeders 3 FOS purple finches and FOS pine siskin. RB
Grosbeaks have not been seen since 10-16.

Larry Caldwell

Perry County


 

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Date: 10/21/18 9:55 am
From: Don Gorney <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Ft. Harrison SP - Purple Finch,
The Sunday morning bird walk at Ft. Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, on October 21, turned up 38 species. Highlights included two Bald Eagles, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and a Purple Finch. While leaving the park, I heard a Winter Wren fussing along the roadside woods. Yellow-rumped was the only warbler species and all other migrants were either known to be late migrants or winter residents. The complete list of birds is below.
The last of the fall bird walks at Ft. Harrison will be on Sunday, October 28. Meet at 8am at Delaware Lake parking lot. 
Canada Goose  3
Mallard  7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  12
Mourning Dove  1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2, adult and 1st year
Belted Kingfisher  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  8
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  14
Carolina Chickadee  17
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  6
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1    Heard on my way out of park
Carolina Wren  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7
Eastern Bluebird  35
American Robin  30
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  20
House Finch  5
Purple Finch  1, immature male giving song snippets
American Goldfinch  8
Chipping Sparrow  18
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  3
Red-winged Blackbird  40
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  15
Northern Cardinal  16
House Sparrow  5

 Don Gorney
Indianapolis, IN
317.501.4212
dongorney AT yahoo.com
 

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Date: 10/21/18 9:08 am
From: Bill Buskirk <billb...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Brookville Lake
Midday sightings yesterday (20 Oct. 2018) at the mudflats at the end of Treaty Line Road, Brookville Lake, Union Co. included the following highlights:

Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult, lingering bird
Bonaparte's Gull approx. 850
Ring-billed Gull approx. 850
Franklin's Gull 0, but 1 has been at this location off and on over the past week or so.
Bald Eagle 3 immatures
COMMON NIGHTHAWK 1 (date ties second latest for the Whitewater River watershed) flyover.
Dunlin 20
Pectoral Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 2
Lesser Yellowlegs 5

Bill Buskirk

 

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Date: 10/20/18 7:01 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pokagon State Park
   After returning to Pokagon S.P.from the Pigeon River field trip, I still wasn't ready to be done birding just yet, so I visited the Nature Center viewing window for a little while. The birds were feeding very actively, and I ended up with the following list of 12 species:
Mourning Dove  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  6
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  2
Red-winged Blackbird  25
Common Grackle  9
Northern Cardinal  5
John   WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 10/20/18 6:51 pm
From: John Winebrenner <in-bird-l...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Pigeon River FWA
   As part of the IAS Fall Festival held at Pokagon State Park, seven carloads of birders traveled to Pigeon River FWA for a couple hours of birding this morning. It was pretty cool outside, but mostly sunny and pleasant. There weren't as many ducks as we expected, and it really didn't seem very birdy, but we still ended up with a nice list of 27 species.
Note - I didn't maintain a list throughout the day, so the numbers are rough estimates ...
Canada Goose  75
Wood Duck  7
Wild Turkey  9
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Mourning Dove  2
Sandhill Crane  40
Killdeer  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Ring-billed Gull  25
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  8
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  20
American Crow  10
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  12
American Goldfinch  4
Chipping Sparrow  5
Red-winged Blackbird  100
Northern Cardinal  4
John WinebrennerFort Wayne

 

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Date: 10/20/18 4:40 pm
From: John & Wendy Cassady <jcassady...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Miller Beach Lakewatch 10/20
A large contingent of birders participated in a 7 hour lakewatch at the Concession Stand today.Highlights included Red-necked Grebe, all three scoters, Woodcock, Short-eared Owl, Franklin's Gull, and Lesser Black-backed Gull.A big thank you to Randy Pals for his help recording the 2500+ birds identified.
Cackling Goose 6Wood Duck 3Am. Black Duck 6Mallard 333N. Shoveler 124N. Pintail 31Green-winged Teal 14Canvasback 15Redhead 233Ring-necked Duck 35Greater Scaup 1,021Lesser Scaup 591Surf Scoter 10 (including an adult male)Black Scoter 8White-winged Scoter 10"dark-winged scoter" 3Common Goldeneye 1Bufflehead 32Red-breasted Merganser 24Ruddy Duck 1 (rare on a lakewatch)Common Loon 21DC Cormorant 51RED-NECKED GREBE 1
Horned Grebe 16Peregrine Falcon 2Am. Woodcock 1 (flying in off the lake at dawn)Sanderling 21Dunlin 12FRANKLIN'S GULL 1Bonaparte's Gull 97LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL 2 (1st c. & 2nd c.)Herring Gull 108SHORT-EARED OWL 1 (spotted soaring way out over the lake by Landon N.)Mourning Dove 1Golden-crowned Kinglet 14Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2N. Flicker 2Am. Robin 1Purple Finch 1 (spotted in flight by Nick)Yellow-rumped Warbler 16Rusty Blackbird 20Palm Warbler 3Blue Jay 1Am. Crow 4Carolina Wren 2Marsh Wren 1Winter Wren 1Field Sparrow 1White-throated Sparrow 5Chipping Sparrow 7Pine Siskin 1Am. Goldfinch 2
Also seen migrating offshore:Red Bat 3Monarch Butterfly 5


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

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