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2/21/19 1:17 pm Kathy Shank <kshank...> [Ohio-birds] Coe Lake Bald Eagle
2/21/19 6:09 am Judy <jahochadel...> [Ohio-birds] migrants [Trumbull County]
2/20/19 7:07 am Bob Turner <bturner329...> [Ohio-birds] Marion Community Foundation Lake at the Marion Tallgrass Trail yesterday
2/20/19 6:56 am Geoffrey Steele <geoffreypacesteele...> [Ohio-birds] Greater white fronted geese
2/20/19 6:35 am Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] White-fronted geese, Prairie Lane, Wayne Co.
2/19/19 8:34 pm Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl
2/18/19 1:57 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Egyptian goose
2/18/19 11:21 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> [Ohio-birds] Phoebe, migrant ducks, blackbirds arriving in Washington County, OH
2/18/19 9:59 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,2-18: waterfowl,eagles
2/17/19 1:29 pm Tom Fishburn <justachild...> [Ohio-birds] Coe Lake, Berea, Cuyahoga County: Ringed-neck, Goldeneye, Redhead, Scaup
2/17/19 11:37 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] Dublin,2-16: waterfowl,raptors
2/17/19 4:16 am Leah Edinger <000005f0c8348e06-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,2-15: vultures,waterfowl
2/16/19 4:34 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,2-15: vultures,waterfowl
2/16/19 3:44 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio shared bird reporting hotspots are active
2/15/19 2:32 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] TVs
2/14/19 2:54 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] GahannaWoods-BlacklickCreek,2-14: TVs,other winter 'migrants'
2/14/19 7:32 am Eric Mullholand <emullholand...> [Ohio-birds] Carey, Wyandot County
2/14/19 7:24 am Gregory Caspers <gecaspr...> [Ohio-birds] Tundra Swan Jefferson County.
2/10/19 1:28 pm Barbara Mann <bmann7856...> [Ohio-birds] Vultures
2/10/19 12:02 pm Judy <jahochadel...> [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture
2/10/19 11:22 am Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Common Mergansers, Dillon SP
2/10/19 9:39 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] Columbus-to-Shadeville,2-10: migrant waterfowl
2/10/19 9:13 am Paul <0000058abbfed79a-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Red winged blackbird
2/10/19 9:02 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Little Gull
2/9/19 4:19 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Greater WF Geese Columbus
2/9/19 3:43 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] 5 hawk day in Geauga County
2/9/19 2:47 pm Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] Akron Merlins
2/9/19 9:59 am Cole DiFabio <colefor3...> [Ohio-birds] Hueston Woods SP Scoters, others 2/9/19
2/9/19 9:52 am Paul Herrel <000005ec23227a03-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Greater white fronted geese
2/9/19 3:35 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
2/8/19 2:52 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,2-08: divers,mergansers
2/8/19 8:45 am Simpson, Bruce <SIMPSON...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-waterfowl, songbirds, woodpeckers, hawks
2/7/19 7:02 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Mallard eats fish
2/7/19 12:45 pm Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] Red-winged Blackbirds Cuyahoga County
2/7/19 8:23 am Diana Steele <dsteele...> [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins
2/6/19 6:17 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] WoodwardPark,2-06: curious Merlin
2/6/19 8:18 am Kathy Shank <kshank...> [Ohio-birds] Redheads on Coe Lake
2/5/19 9:20 am Karl Mechem <karlmechem...> [Ohio-birds] Pine Warbler, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus (2/5)
2/5/19 7:03 am Matt <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Snow geese & Ross’s geauga county
2/4/19 4:12 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Dawes arboretum/Dutch Fork wetlands N Harrier
2/4/19 3:25 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter
2/4/19 6:46 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
2/3/19 3:33 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Clear Creek MP today
2/3/19 1:43 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] PrairieOaks-to-Hilliard,2-03: CacklingGeese,migrantWaterfowl
2/3/19 9:13 am Gregory Caspers <gecaspr...> [Ohio-birds] Common Raven Jefferson County.
2/2/19 6:02 pm Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Hairy woodpecker, Silver Lake
2/2/19 3:59 pm Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County
2/2/19 2:03 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] Highbanks-AlumCreek&HooverDams,2-02: waterfowl,woodpeckers
2/2/19 11:56 am Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Rough-legged Hawk (dark phase)--Great Egret Marsh Preserve, Ottawa County 2/2/19
2/2/19 7:53 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
2/1/19 4:40 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Granville snow birds
2/1/19 1:56 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> [Ohio-birds] Muskingum River from Zanesville to Marietta
2/1/19 12:13 pm Len Presutti <presutti...> [Ohio-birds] Bald Eagle
2/1/19 9:39 am Matt <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Mosquito Creek Reservoir - Trumbull County
2/1/19 8:55 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
2/1/19 7:55 am Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Seven inches snow = 26 species birds
1/31/19 4:42 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains and environs
1/31/19 2:18 pm Paul <0000058abbfed79a-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] YB Sapsucker question
1/31/19 12:27 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] 3-Creeks-to-PickPonds,1-31: Bluebirds,Sparrows
1/31/19 12:18 pm Nancy Howell <NHowell...> [Ohio-birds] Bird walk leader(s) needed
1/31/19 11:26 am Paul <0000058abbfed79a-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Ring Necked Pheasants
1/30/19 10:38 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] SciotoRiver,Columbus,1-30: Goldeneyes, Ring-necked Ducks
1/28/19 4:27 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] Wood duck, yel-bellied sapsucker in Wooster, Wayne Co.
1/28/19 2:30 pm Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Clark co. Long tailed duck
1/27/19 2:47 pm jon diller <000000e7eb05d7da-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl
1/27/19 1:47 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] long tailed ducks in Cleveland
1/26/19 3:28 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] DublinSciotoGorge,1-25: Eagle,waterfowl
1/26/19 10:54 am Jarrod Weiss <000005daf78cd2da-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Pileated Woodpeckers
1/25/19 3:50 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods today
1/25/19 11:02 am Jarrod Weiss <000005daf78cd2da-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Flicker — Union County
1/25/19 8:42 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
1/25/19 7:27 am Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] Fox Sparrow Cuyahoga County
1/25/19 6:25 am Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Today's MBC outing
1/24/19 2:49 pm Marc D. Schroeder <schroeder.m.d...> [Ohio-birds] Reynoldsburg Merlin
1/24/19 2:23 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] OlentangyCorridor,1-24:raptors,thrushes,siskins
1/24/19 7:05 am Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Two field sparrows
1/23/19 12:50 pm Eli Miller <elimmiller8189...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Lark Sparrow & PINE WARBLER - Holmes Co.
1/22/19 5:06 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] Westerville,1-22: Merlin
1/22/19 2:48 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Re: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter in Washington County
1/22/19 1:41 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter in Washington County
1/22/19 11:03 am Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] the Lakeside Midwest Birding Symposia
 
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Date: 2/21/19 1:17 pm
From: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Coe Lake Bald Eagle
Saw a Bald Eagle circling over Coe Lake this afternoon, sometimes pretty
low.  Have now seen a Bald Eagle over Coe Lake several times in the last
few months.

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Date: 2/21/19 6:09 am
From: Judy <jahochadel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] migrants [Trumbull County]
Yesterday we had a Purple Finch at the feeding station. Haven't seen one
for a while. Today a Common Grackle showed up and Eastern Bluebirds have
returned to the yard, checking out nest boxes.. Birds are starting to sing
- wonderful music, indeed. :)

Judy
Champion Twp.

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Date: 2/20/19 7:07 am
From: Bob Turner <bturner329...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Marion Community Foundation Lake at the Marion Tallgrass Trail yesterday
Too many to count, the lake at Marion TallGrass Trail, Marion, Ohio was full of swans, geese, pintails, mallards and other ducks. This was the largest gathering of Swans I’ve personally seen.






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Date: 2/20/19 6:56 am
From: Geoffrey Steele <geoffreypacesteele...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greater white fronted geese
30 present yesterday afternoon (2/19) at Englewood MetroPark in Montgomery County.

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Date: 2/20/19 6:35 am
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White-fronted geese, Prairie Lane, Wayne Co.
For the past several days, there have been 15 white-fronted geese in
flooded fields in the south end of Prairie Lane road, south of Wooster.
They are in a small lead of open water along with 200+ Canada geese, 25+
pintails, and smaller numbers of other ducks. Yesterday afternoon, there
was also a pair of common goldeneye and a single male hooded merganser.
Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 2/19/19 8:34 pm
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl
The gravel pit lakes near Spring Valley Wildlife Area are loaded with
waterfowl. Today there were 24 tundra swans and 100+ Canada geese,
mallards, gadwalls, widgeon, redheads, ring-necked, 20+ scaup, goldeneye,
buffleheads, canvasbacks, black ducks, plus a few pintails (a total of 11
species of ducks). There is also a new bald eagle nest on the south gravel
pit lake.
Ricardo Garcia

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Date: 2/18/19 1:57 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Egyptian goose
While checking out the Ross's goose in a pond on Fox Lake Rd in Smithville,
Wayne County (found by Kisa Weeman and Patsy Betz yesterday), also saw an
Egyptian goose, among the many Canada geese and mallards. A striking bird,
presumably an escapee. Mon Feb 18, 1:30 pm.

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Date: 2/18/19 11:21 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Phoebe, migrant ducks, blackbirds arriving in Washington County, OH
A trip this morning along Muskingum River Road up the west side of the
Muskingum River north of Marietta, OH yielded the following highlights:

Devola Dam to Lowell Hill Road. Waterfowl were in a farm pond:

Canada Goose--80
Mallard--14
American Wigeon--3
Red-winged Blackbird--87
Brown-headed Cowbird--3
I looked closely through my scope, but there were not any Common Grackles
or Rusty Blackbirds.

Lowell Dam:

Eastern Phoebe--1 at parking lot on west side of river

Lowell Dam north 4.5 miles to where road bends west away from the river.
All the ducks except the Wood Ducks, Goldeneye, and 2 Mallards were in a
flooded field:

Canada Goose--23
Wood Duck--10
American Wigeon--2
Northern Pintail--20
Green-winged Teal--1
Mallard--55
American Black Duck--1
Canvasback--5
Redhead--1
Common Goldeneye--1
Ring-billed Gull--92, with 65 roosting on east bank and 27 in flooded
fields on west side
American Crow--115 in cornfields
Yellow-rumped Warbler--2
Red-winged Blackbird--85. Might have been same flock seen earlier in
morning further south.

--
Terry Bronson
Marietta, OH

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Date: 2/18/19 9:59 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,2-18: waterfowl,eagles
Despite the cold weather, much of the southern portion of this reservoir
north of Columbus was ice-free this morning. Waterfowl were scattered all
along the reservoir, while most of the gulls were gathered at the ice-edge
just north of the Cheshire Rd causeway. Notables included
Scaup - most of the flocks were up near the Cheshire causeway
Redhead - small groups were all along the shore
Com.Goldeneye - flocks at several locations, topped by 25-30 off
SummerRidge access
Com.Mergansers - small groups at several locations
Gulls - flocks everywhere, but the big concentration was north of the
Cheshire causeway (300+). Most were Ring-bills, but there were a few
Herring at several spots.
Killdeer - 1 was calling in the open area next to the dam spillway
BaldEagles - an immature was on the ice north of the Cheshire causeway,
while an adult was at an opening around the US 37 bridge

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Date: 2/17/19 1:29 pm
From: Tom Fishburn <justachild...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Coe Lake, Berea, Cuyahoga County: Ringed-neck, Goldeneye, Redhead, Scaup
This morning I went looking for the Redheads at Coe Lake and was happy to see a Ringed-necked and Goldeneye in the mix with Scaup. Images at this link:

https://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Seasons/Winter/2019-February-at-Coe-Lake-in-Berea/



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Date: 2/17/19 11:37 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dublin,2-16: waterfowl,raptors
I birded the Scioto River gorge in Dublin, up to O'Shaughnessy Dam, then
went over to visit Glacier Ridge, Lake Corazon, and Trabue Preserve west of
the river. Waterfowl migration was the highlight, but there were also a
few interesting raptors and landbirds around. The list included:

Dabbling Ducks - Mallards everywhere, but a flock of 40 Pintail at the dam
was more interesting.
Diving Ducks - Goldeneye were at several sites in the Gorge, as well as
above the dam, along with 6-8 Redhead. Lake Corazon had 35 more Redhead,
as well as 75 Ring-necked Ducks

Raptors - calling Red-shouldered Hawks were at Amberleigh Park in the
Gorge, as well as Twin Lakes. Amberleigh also had an immature Bald Eagle,
while Red-tails were at several locations

Gulls - a large flock of 260+ Ring-bills were on an ice floe above the dam,
along with 5-6 Herring Gulls
Woodpeckers - lots of the common species in almost all woodlots I visited,
many calling and displaying despite the cold temperatures
E.Bluebirds - pairs at many locations along the gorge, as well as at
Glacier Ridge
E.Towhee - single birds were at Kozcuiscko Park and at Glacier Ridge
Sparrows - surprisingly scarce, with only a few Song Sparrows along the
Gorge, and nothing at Glacier Ridge or Trabue
Redwings - 1-2 males were at several different spots in the Gorge.

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Date: 2/17/19 4:16 am
From: Leah Edinger <000005f0c8348e06-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,2-15: vultures,waterfowl
Twhe

On Feb 16, 2019 7:33 AM, Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> wrote:

Early winter migrants continue to accumulate at this reservoir
northeast of Columbus. I stopped at several areas between Oxbow
Island and County Line Bridge, and found large patches of open
water. The best was still around the Baldridge Boat Ramp and
Sunbury Bridge, holding a wide variety of waterfowl, including
Redhead, Scaup, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Goldeneye, and all 3 types
of mergansers, as well as large numbers of gulls. Areas further
north were iced in, while areas around the County Line Bridge and
further south were open, but with fewer waterfowl. Other birds
of interest included small numbers of Turkey Vultures and a few
Black Vultures around Mudhen Marsh and the Sunbury Bridge, as well
as a Sapsucker at the base of Oxbow Island.
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Date: 2/16/19 4:34 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,2-15: vultures,waterfowl
Early winter migrants continue to accumulate at this reservoir northeast of
Columbus. I stopped at several areas between Oxbow Island and County Line
Bridge, and found large patches of open water. The best was still around
the Baldridge Boat Ramp and Sunbury Bridge, holding a wide variety of
waterfowl, including Redhead, Scaup, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Goldeneye, and
all 3 types of mergansers, as well as large numbers of gulls. Areas
further north were iced in, while areas around the County Line Bridge and
further south were open, but with fewer waterfowl. Other birds of interest
included small numbers of Turkey Vultures and a few Black Vultures around
Mudhen Marsh and the Sunbury Bridge, as well as a Sapsucker at the base of
Oxbow Island.

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Date: 2/16/19 3:44 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Ohio birders have submitted several new shared bird reporting hotspots
which are described in the Ohio eBird Hotspot website. Check the latest
“What’s new . . .” blog post:
https://birding-in-ohio.com/whats-new-february-16-2019

There are new hotspots in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne
Counties. There are updates to hotspots in Hamilton and Mahoning Counties.

I discovered this week that the contact form (
https://birding-in-ohio.com/how-to-help/) you can use to send suggestions
about this website was not properly set up.

If you tried to send a message about the website via the contact form and
did not get a reply, please resend your message. I usually respond to
messages promptly.

Ken Ostermiller
eBird hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 2/15/19 2:32 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] TVs
I’ve been seeing 1-3 TVs around Granville the last few dats as well as 3 Black Vultures from Rt 16 near town.

I also have a new yard bird—an adult Red-shouldered. It was quite vocal yesterday.

Peggy Wang
Granville/Licking Cty
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Date: 2/14/19 2:54 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] GahannaWoods-BlacklickCreek,2-14: TVs,other winter 'migrants'
Some of the late-winter 'migrants' were starting to filter in to these two
areas east of Columbus this afternoon. I stopped at Gahanna Woods and
several spots along Blacklick Creek (Old Quarry, Reynoldsburg Civic Park,
Blacklick Woods east), taking advantage of the mild weather. Among the
winter movers were:

Turkey Vultures - 2 were soaring north over Reynoldsburg Civic
Red-shouldered Hawk - an adult was calling in Gahanna Woods
E.Bluebirds - small flocks were at Gahanna Woods and Reynoldsburg Civic
Robins - small flocks were at many different locations
Golden-crowned Kinglets - 1-2 were at both Gahanna Woods and Reynoldsburg
Civic
E.Towhees - 1-2 were along the east loop trail at Blacklick Woods
Tree Sparrow - 1 was still lingering around the planted prairie at
Reynoldsburg Civic
White-throated Sparrows - small flocks were in many locations, which lacked
them last month.
Juncos - every stop had some
Red-winged Blackbirds - 2 males were calling along the creek at Blacklick
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Date: 2/14/19 7:32 am
From: Eric Mullholand <emullholand...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Carey, Wyandot County
I had a friend of mine who is not a birder send me a picture of a Turkey
Vulture on his house. This was a day or two ago.
I have also had several observations of Greater white fronted geese in the
Carey area. The first time was in the group of Canada geese that feed
behind the school in the fields and retention pond. The second was a
flyover group in the same area around town. I suspect they may be in the
stone quarry pit part of the day.

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Date: 2/14/19 7:24 am
From: Gregory Caspers <gecaspr...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Tundra Swan Jefferson County.
Yesterday and this morning there's a lone Tundra Swan hanging out on a small lake in this area. If any one is interested the lake is about 3 miles north of Bloomingdale on county road 36, right next to the road.
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Date: 2/10/19 1:28 pm
From: Barbara Mann <bmann7856...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Vultures
As a patient in the Friends Care Rehab Center, I have a ringside seat to
the vulture roost in Yellow Springs in Greene County. This used to be all
turkey vultures, but now I'm pretty sure that the black vultures
predominate, although there are still some TV's. When the black vulture
flock took flight yesterday, I counted somewhere between 40 and 50.

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Date: 2/10/19 12:02 pm
From: Judy <jahochadel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture
I saw a single Turkey Vulture yesterday afternoon in Pennsylvania, just
over the Ohio line, while traveling on Rt. 80. A Song Sparrow and a Junco
were singing in the yard last week when the temps were near 60. :)

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Date: 2/10/19 11:22 am
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Mergansers, Dillon SP
Found about a dozen common merganser, both male and female, at Dillon State Park in muskingum County today. Also, three common goldeneye. They were at the boat ramp. There was lots of open water.

Joe Faulkner
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Perry county
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Date: 2/10/19 9:39 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Columbus-to-Shadeville,2-10: migrant waterfowl
Waterfowl were on the move south of Columbus this morning, though there was
limited open water to greet them. I checked Berliner & Scioto Grove Parks,
as well as quite a few quarry lakes, and found flocks of geese and small
groups of diving ducks and mergansers in many open water areas. Most of
the open water was on the high-and-fast Scioto River, and Berliner park had
nice flocks of Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, Common Goldeneye,,
Hooded & Common Mergansers, as well as a steady stream of Ring-billed
Gulls. Scioto Grove was partly flooded, so you couldn't get down to the
river in many places there, but the nearby Shadeville Quarry had a bit of
open water and more diving ducks. Most of the other quarries, including
ones on Haul Rd and Lockbourne Rd, were frozen over.

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Date: 2/10/19 9:13 am
From: Paul <0000058abbfed79a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red winged blackbird
One individual feeding on and below my feeders this morning.

Paul Graham
Worthington

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Date: 2/10/19 9:02 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Little Gull
Julie and I were looking over the lake at Buck Creek State Park this morning
when we saw a Little Gull. We saw it from the access off Route 4 but it flew
across the lake. We then ended up at the campground but couldn't spot it
from there. The south end and north end of the lake is frozen but there is
much open water in the middle of the lake. There are lots of Ring-billed
Gulls and a few Herring Gulls. Unfortunately much of the lake is not easily
viewed. It is hard to tell where the best place to look for it is at.

There were also 26 Tundra Swans on the lake. We also saw a few species of
ducks. We saw many Common Goldeneyes plus some Common and Hooded Mergansers.
There were lots of Lesser Scaup and we also saw four pintails.

Doug Overacker
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Date: 2/9/19 4:19 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greater WF Geese Columbus
I checked out the boat ramp off of Sunbury Rd this afternoon for the reported Geese. There was a small group at some distance out on the reservoir but two close to shore that quickly disappeared from view.

After checking the dam area, I returned to the boat ramp just as a pair of Greater WF Geese flew in close for great views & photos. Then they decided to do some grazing, walking across the parking lot towards some nearby yards. Seemed almost tame and nonchalantly waddled past me barely 6’ away from me, softly honking. Quite a nice experience.

Thx for posting.

I forgot my scope but besides hundreds of Canada Geese, I saw Pintail, Canvasback, prob Ring-Neckeds, GW Teal and lots of mallards.

At the dam, I added gadwall and redhead. Likely other species at both locales by scope.

Peggy Wang
Granville

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Date: 2/9/19 3:43 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 5 hawk day in Geauga County
along Hayes Rd, Middlefield:
- 2 red-tails
- 2 red-shouldereds
- 2 kestrels
- 1 merlin
- at least 4, maybe up to 6, rough-legged hawks,
including one dark morph. all in trees at far distance,
requiring scope, except one flyby.
- no harriers

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Date: 2/9/19 2:47 pm
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Akron Merlins
The 3 Merlins are currently perched on power stanchions at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Romig Road in Summit County.Kathy MockSent from my Samsung Galaxy 9 smartphone

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Date: 2/9/19 9:59 am
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hueston Woods SP Scoters, others 2/9/19
There were two Surf Scoters and two White-winged Scoters at Hueston Woods
SP both on the Preble Co. side this morning, February 9. The Surf Scoters
were seen at the marina or at the beach but I haven't seen them the past
couple hours. They were plumaged as immature males or females. The two
White-winged Scoters (one male and a female/immature male) are best viewed
from the sugar shack and scanning the east side of the lake; they were
hanging out with three Gadwall.
Other waterfowl present: American Wigeon, Canvasback, Redhead, Greater and
Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye. Jill and Dave Russell had 14
Greater White-fronted Geese fly over around 10am.
Good birding

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Date: 2/9/19 9:52 am
From: Paul Herrel <000005ec23227a03-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greater white fronted geese
Me and a few fellow birders spotted 36 greater white fronted geese at Hoover reservoir. We spotted them hanging out at the Sunbury road boat ramp, the address is
4995 Sunbury rd, Westerville, OH 43082
Troy Herrel
Galena Ohio

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Date: 2/9/19 3:35 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Thanks to the many Ohio birders who have submitted suggestions of eBird
hotspots, tips for birding, and photos of hotspots.

This week we added a number of new eBird shared bird reporting hotspots in
Ohio. Check the latest post in the "What's New . . ." blog of the Ohio
ebird Hotspot website for details on new and updated hotspots for details.
https://birding-in-ohio.com/whats-new-february-9-2019/

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Date: 2/8/19 2:52 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,2-08: divers,mergansers
The first wave of waterfowl migrants was in the open water areas of Hoover
Reservoir this afternoon. I checked several areas along its length, from
Galena south to Twin Bridges, the Sunbury Causeway, and Maxtown boat
launch. Ice had covered most of the nearshore bays, but much of the
reservoir was ice-free. Best areas were the Sunbury causeway/Baldridge
boat ramp and the Maxtown boat ramp, with small flocks of Redheads,
Ring-necked Ducks, Common Goldeneye, Common Mergansers, and Hooded
Mergansers all along the shore. Even a few Canvasbacks were at baldridge
boat ramp. Gulls, mostly Ring-billed, were also numerous, mostly along ice
shelves on the reservoir. The bitter wind did, however, cut down landbird
numbers so that I saw very few at any of these spots; the best bird was
probably a Hermit Thrush lurking in a woodpile at Twin Lakes.

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Date: 2/8/19 8:45 am
From: Simpson, Bruce <SIMPSON...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-waterfowl, songbirds, woodpeckers, hawks
Blendon Woods is located in the northeast corner of Columbus off of I270
and Rte161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit
Below is a list of some of the birds here in February.

Thoreau Lake
American Black Duck
Mallard
American Wigeon
Gadwall
Redhead

Lake Trail
Brown Creeper
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Woodpeckers
Pileated
Red-headed
Hairy
Hawks
Red-tailed
Cooper's
E Towhee
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Carolina Wren
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush

Goldenrod Trail
E Bluebirds

Nature Center Bird Viewing Window
Sparrows
E Towhee
White-throated
Dark-eyed Junco
American Tree Sparrow
Hairy Woodpecker
Pine Siskin

Turkeys-everywhere

Blendon Ravines Metro Park
5247 Cambria Way
43081
Red-headed Woodpeckers-20+

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Nature Center
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Date: 2/7/19 7:02 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mallard eats fish
First time for me: watching a female mallard catch and eat a fish.
yesterday in Summit Co. duck adjusted the fish in its beak, like a heron,
to get just the right angle, and then swallowed it whole.

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Date: 2/7/19 12:45 pm
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-winged Blackbirds Cuyahoga County
Red-winged Blackbirds were heard singing in the wetlands below Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights.

Also, by the Giant Eagle store in City View shopping area in Garfield Hts.

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Date: 2/7/19 8:23 am
From: Diana Steele <dsteele...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine Siskins
I just had a large flock of Pine Siskins descend on my feeders, at least 28, possibly 30. I’ve only counted one at a time on two occasions this winter. I don’t know where they have been hanging out but they were here for five minutes—everywhere—and then gone.

Oberlin, Lorain County

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Date: 2/6/19 6:17 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] WoodwardPark,2-06: curious Merlin
I guess not all Merlins prefer cemeteries. I had a bird perched on a snag
in this urban park in north Columbus this afternoon, miles from any
cemetery. Not only was the bird perched as if he/she had spent the rainy
morning there, but it was unfazed by me birding all around the area near
the base of the snag. Several times I looked up at the bird, and much of
the time it appeared to just be watching me as I worked around the park,
even to the point of shifting on its perch to get a better look at me. So,
whom was watching who? I would say if you gaze long into the Merlin, the
Merlin also gazes into you.

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Date: 2/6/19 8:18 am
From: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Redheads on Coe Lake
There are about 25 Redheads in the southwestern cove of Coe Lake and
what looks like one Greater Scaup.

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Date: 2/5/19 9:20 am
From: Karl Mechem <karlmechem...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine Warbler, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus (2/5)
The Pine Warbler continues at Green Lawn Cemetery (Columbus). 10:30AM,
02/05/19, at the feeders next to the pit/pond.

Also present was a Red-breasted Nuthatch and most of the usual suspects.


Happy birding,

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Date: 2/5/19 7:03 am
From: Matt <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snow geese & Ross’s geauga county
Geauga county - 20 snow geese and 2 Ross’s on Bell Road (newbury township) west of Munn. With 120 Canada

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Date: 2/4/19 4:12 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dawes arboretum/Dutch Fork wetlands N Harrier
A brief walk around Dutch Fork (licking Cty I believe) this afternoon was quiet but was worth it for the flyover of a beautiful adult male N Harrier. In fact, I saw more raptors than anything else: kestrel, Red-tailed & on the outskirts of Heath, an adult Red-shouldered Hawk dropping onto a prey item, then mantling it.

Still had 2 Tree Sparrows at my feeders yesterday.

Peggy Wang
Granville

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Date: 2/4/19 3:25 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter
A single male adult White-winged Scoter in the Ohio River along Virginia
Street in Marietta. Found by Michael Schramm this afternoon with a variety
of other ducks. Most in good numbers. Seen by several other birders.

Also:
Canvasbacks
Redheads
Ring-necked Duck - 1
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser - 2

Jon Benedetti
Vienna, WV

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Date: 2/4/19 6:46 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
FEBRUARY 03, 2019 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: East and West sides in the morning; Auto Tour area in the
afternoon. TIME: 7:50am - 12:15pm; 1:50pm - 5:35pm
TEMP.: 39 - 54 - 52 COND.: Cloudy until 9:40am, then sunny with blue skies
and unseasonably warm. Marshes had little to
no open water; one long lead of open water on Lake Erie about a
quarter-mile out; snow cover minimal with a few left over drifts.
OBS.EAST: Katie Clink & Ed Pierce. OBS.WEST: Donna Kuhn, Ed Lux, Dave &
Kim Myles, Jim Reyda, Al & Betty Schlecht, Tony
Szilagye, Douglas W. Vogus. OBS.AFTERNOON: Bob Bartolotta, Matt
Bartolotta, Claire Johnson, Nora Kelly, Ed Pierce, Jim
Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 5 SPECIES.


1. Virginia Opossum - 2
2. Eastern Cottontail - 2
3. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 12
4. Meadow Vole - 2
5. White-tailed Deer - 17


II. BIRDS: 56 SPECIES, 6,269 TOTAL BIRDS.


1. Snow Goose - 1 (blue morph)
2. Canada Goose - 2,109
3. Trumpeter Swan - 151 (one yellow neckband too far away to read)
4. Tundra Swan - 2,263
5. Mallard - 16
6. Canvasback - 11
7. Redhead - 24
8. Lesser Scaup - 133
9. Bufflehead - 15
10. Common Goldeneye - 53
11. Common Merganser - 32
12. Mourning Dove - 92
13. Sandhill Crane - 20
14. Ring-billed Gull - 84
15. Herring Gull - 75
16. Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 (on ice of Lake Erie just east of the
Ottawa fish gate)
17. Great Blue Heron - 44
18. Bald Eagle - 8 (7 adult,1 immature)
19. Northern Harrier - 1
20. Cooper's Hawk - 1
21. Red-tailed Hawk - 11
22. Rough-legged Hawk - 1 (light morph)
23. Eastern Screech-Owl - 1 (gray morph)
24. Belted Kingfisher - 2
25. Red-headed Woodpecker - 8
26. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 13
27. Downy Woodpecker - 31
28. Hairy Woodpecker - 1
29. Northern Flicker - 4
30. Northern Shrike - 2
31. Blue Jay - 86
32. Horned Lark - 27
33. Black-capped Chickadee - 12
34. Tufted Titmouse - 13
35. Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
36. White-breasted Nuthatch - 30
37. Brown Creeper - 9
38. Carolina Wren - 2
39. American Robin - 1
40. European Starling - 118
41. House Sparrow - 26
42. House Finch - 24
43. American Goldfinch - 39
44. Lapland Longspur - 1
45. Snow Bunting - 2
46. American Tree Sparrow - 88
47. Savannah Sparrow - 1 (Grimm Prairie)
48. Song Sparrow - 5
49. Swamp Sparrow - 1
50. White-throated Sparrow - 1
51. Dark-eyed Junco - 8
52. Northern Cardinal - 41
53. Red-winged Blackbird - 395
54. Eastern Meadowlark - 1
55. Common Grackle - 120
56. Brown-headed Cowbird - 9


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 2/3/19 3:33 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clear Creek MP today
Beautiful spring-like afternoon at Clear Creek. V quiet bird-wise but I had a small group, maybe 3, of Red-breasted Nuthatches on the Prairie Warbler trail feeding high in some pine trees.

Heard a Pileated WP from the Hemlock Trail which also had spectacular icicles hanging off the sandstone cliffs. Actually, all thru the park, the icicles were quite photogenic. A few crows and jays.

As I was l leaving, an adult Red-tailed flew across the road with dinner in its talons. Only other raptors were a couple Kestrels on 37 on the drive & a perched adult Red-shouldered on 33 not far from the park.

Logan Lk pretty much iced over but melting fast. Just some Canada Geese on the B&B grounds and a N Mockingbird.

Peggy Wang
Granville

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Date: 2/3/19 1:43 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PrairieOaks-to-Hilliard,2-03: CacklingGeese,migrantWaterfowl
The warming trend seems to be giving some birds migrant fever. I spent the
morning checking spots in Prairie Oaks MetroPark (Sycamore Plains, Darby
bend Lakes) and nearby Hilliard (ReynoldsPark,FranksPark,CloverGroffPond),
and found waterfowl wherever there was open water, and even some early
migrant landbirds.

At Prairie Oaks, only Big Darby Creek was open, and that's where most of
the waterfowl were, mostly flocks of Geese and Mallards. At Darby Bend
Lakes, these flocks also included 2 Lesser Scaup, 2 CommonGoldeneye, 1
Gadwall, 1 Pied-billed grebe, and 1 Coot.

With the recent report of a GreaterWhite-frontedGoose on my mind, I was
looking for bigger concentrations of geese, and finally found them at
CloverGroffPond, which sits along the Mudsock Trail bike path north of
Roberts Rd (though it's best accessed by walking south down the trail from
Franks Park). There, over 900 Canada Geese and 160 Mallards had
congregated, and they included 2 Cackling Geese, 8 AmericanWigeon, 3
Canvasback, and 2 CommonGoldeneye. I couldn't find the GWFG, but this is a
great alternate spot for flocks besides Darby Bend lakes.

Waterfowl were not the only story. Some early landbird 'migrants' also
appeared to be moving. I had flyover Horned Larks at many locations, many
small Junco flocks, and only a few Tree Sparrows, suggesting that they were
already on the way north. Also impressive were 2 Cooper's Hawks around
Franks Park and CloverGroff Pond.

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Date: 2/3/19 9:13 am
From: Gregory Caspers <gecaspr...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Raven Jefferson County.
Yesterday, Saturday, in the late afternoon a Raven flew over my area north of Bloomingdale. It was heading southeast and making its distinctive gutteral call.
Greg

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Date: 2/2/19 6:02 pm
From: Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hairy woodpecker, Silver Lake
Have been seeing a female hairy woodpecker at my backyard suet feeder, off & on over the past week.  Have downies regularly; only the 2nd hairy i've ever seen. Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, Summit County


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Date: 2/2/19 3:59 pm
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains, Wyandot County
Lots of sparrows on the roadsides at Killdeer Plains today. Many raptors,
Bald Eagles, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers. A
Short-eared Owl at sunset. The most unexpected bird was an Eastern Towhee.
Nice day after the break in the cold.

Ken Ostermiller

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Date: 2/2/19 2:03 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Highbanks-AlumCreek&HooverDams,2-02: waterfowl,woodpeckers
A day after our major snowfall, the trails at highbanks were in good shape
- beaten dwon but not slushy or icy - so I hiked around there looking for
landbirds in the morning. Afterwards, I stopped by Alum Creek Dam and
Hoover Dam - both reservoirs are frozen, but the spillways were open - to
search for unusual waterfowl.

At Highbanks, woodpeckers were the order of the day, even with the sparrow
hordes at the Nature Center feeders. Pileateds were along the trails, as
were lots of calling & displaying Red-bellies and Downies. Best bird
around the feeders was a juvie Sapsucker at the Nature Center.

At Alum Creek Lake, the Visitors center feeders had little, though the
trails there had more woodpeckers (including another Pileated) and a flock
of 5-6 Yellow-rumped warblers. the dam spillway had a big group of
Mallards & Geese, but the only unusuals with them were 1 Black Duck and 1
Coot.

At Hoover Dam, the spillway had a good mix of waterfowl, including 17
Gadwall, 3 N.Shovelers, 1 Lesser Scaup, 2 Bufflehead, 3 CommonGoldeneye,
and 2 Hooded Mergansers, along with the expected big flock of Mallards and
a few Black Ducks.

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Date: 2/2/19 11:56 am
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rough-legged Hawk (dark phase)--Great Egret Marsh Preserve, Ottawa County 2/2/19
I went to Great Egret Marsh Preserve in Ottawa County today from 10:20 to 11:53pm.  I haven't been there for awhile so I wasn't expecting much as all the water is frozen but was looking for a path that wasn't icey.  As soon as I started walking west from the parking lot along the field a dark phase Rough-legged Hawk came in from the east and was kiting for a long time slowly over the field.  It eventually flew to a tall tree further south on the first walking path that you come to.  It eventually flew south over the frozen West Harbor Basin then headed east (past a Bald Eagle) and around to the south of the Basin in the tall trees on the other side.  Over an hour and half later as I was walking back to the parking lot the hawk flew in from east of the parking lot over the field and landed in a much taller tree south on one of those paths that go north.  It seemed to wait for me to leave til it came back.  I haven't seen one of these where I was able to watch it for such a long time.  There many gulls on the ice.  I saw two White-crowned Sparrows there was probably another and many Tree Sparrows and some Song Sparrows and two Northern Flickers.

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Date: 2/2/19 7:53 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
FEBRUARY 01, 2019 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.
ROUTE: Red Lock south to Merriman Valley. TIME: 7:40am - 5:30pm TEMP.: 9
~ 21 ~ 19
COND.: Cold with steady light snow until 10:30am, then turning partly sunny
and calm; sunny with blue skies from 2:30pm on.
TRAIL COND.: Worst trail conditions to date - a light dusting of snow only
masked the ice underfoot - the trail was basically a
jumbled, uneven mess of old footprints laid down in the slush before the
-26 below wind chills hit earlier in the week. Difficult
hiking conditions to say the least with the Ira Beaver Marsh boardwalk
especially treacherous with ice 4-inches thick in spots.
RIVER COND.: Swift and slightly above normal with frozen edges and many ice
chunks speeding down the river. All ponds
frozen - even Brandywine Creek frozen-over.
FT.MI.: 13.51 OBS.: John Henry (Red Lock to Deep Lock), and Douglas W.
Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 6 SPECIES.


1. Eastern Cottontail - 1
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 2
3. Red Squirrel - 15
4. American Beaver - 2 (First February Record on Census and Tied Census
High from 08/2014 & 06/2015)
5. Coyote - 1
6. White-tailed Deer - 2 (does)


II. BIRDS: 44 SPECIES, (1 NEW TO CENSUS), 2,451 TOTAL BIRDS.
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not sexed)


1. Canada Goose - 87
2. Mallard - 45 (26m,17f,2*)
3. Common Goldeneye - 29 (13m,16f)
4. Common Merganser - 122 (77m,45f) (New Census High - previous was 81
on 03/2014)
5. Horned Grebe - 1 (in Cuyahoga River under Ohio Turnpike bridge -
First February Record & Tied Census High from 04/2015 & 01/2018)
6. Rock Pigeon - 3
7. Mourning Dove - 3
8. Ring-billed Gull - 1,352 (New Census High - previous was 736 on
01/2013)
9. Herring Gull - 194
10. Great Black-backed Gull - 2 (First February Record on Census)
11. Great Blue Heron - 4
12. Bald Eagle - 8 (4 adult,4 immature) (1 adult at Boston, 1 adult at
Peninsula, 2 adults & 4 immatures feeding on a deer carcass at Szalay's
northernmost corn field - New Census High - previous was 5 on 03/2015,
01/2016 & 12/2018)
13. Cooper's Hawk - 2 (1 adult f,1 immature f)
14. Red-shouldered Hawk - 2
15. Red-tailed Hawk - 4 (1 immature)
16. Rough-legged Hawk - 1 (dark morph) (fly-over headed northwest just
north of Ohio Turnpike bridge - New Species on Census - now at 185 Species
since 01/01/2010)
17. Red-headed Woodpecker - 1 (adult at Brandywine Creek - First
February Record on Census)
18. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 14 (4m,4f,1?,5*)
19. Downy Woodpecker - 18 (9m,4f,5*)
20. Hairy Woodpecker - 8 (1m,2f,5*)
21. Northern Flicker - 2 (1m,1*)
22. Pileated Woodpecker - 5 (2m,3*)
23. Peregrine Falcon - 1 (m) (fly-over at Stanford Swamp - probably
"Trailblazer"?)
24. Blue Jay - 16
25. American Crow - 17
26. Black-capped Chickadee - 21
27. Tufted Titmouse - 19
28. White-breasted Nuthatch - 14 (5m,1f,8*)
29. Brown Creeper - 1
30. Carolina Wren - 9
31. Eastern Bluebird - 24 (11m,7f,4?,2*)
32. American Robin - 84
33. European Starling - 172
34. Cedar Waxwing - 1
35. House Sparrow - 26
36. House Finch - 5 (1m,2f,2*)
37. American Goldfinch - 4
38. American Tree Sparrow - 11
39. Song Sparrow - 14
40. Swamp Sparrow - 2
41. White-throated Sparrow - 32
42. Dark-eyed Junco - 12 (10m,2f)
43. Northern Cardinal - 40 (20m,16f,4*)
44. Red-winged Blackbird - 1 (m) (at Szalay's corn stubblefield along
Bolanz Rd.)

??. Unidentified Passerines - 18

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 2/1/19 4:40 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Granville snow birds
No unusual birds at my feeders during the bitter cold then snow today but my 2 Pine Siskins showed well today, joining the 2 more regular Tree Sparrows. Both Downy and Red-bellied WPs came to the suet. The titmice seemed to prefer to grab oil sunflower seeds, then fly off to consume them from the comfort of tree branches.

Most interesting bird for me was a N Mockingbird that I saw from the nearby bike trail near Raccoon Creek. It had found a few berries to eat and was near a couple cardinals.

Peggy Wang
Granville/Licking Cty

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Date: 2/1/19 1:56 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Muskingum River from Zanesville to Marietta
The river was 70%-90% full of ice flows for almost its entire length, so
very little open water, except in some eddies near the various dams. South
of Zanesville, I followed Route 60, except for a detour to Stockport.

Bald Eagles:
1 immature flyover at Route 146 at Pleasant Valley Road north of Dillon
State Park
1 immature flyover at Route 60 at I-70 in Zanesville
1 adult perched about 1 mile north of Duncan Falls
2 third-year birds at Lock 3 in Lowell
1 adult, 1 immature, and 1 first-year bird at Lock 2 in Devola

Other birds:

In addition to those mentioned, there were a few flying Ring-billed Gulls
at various locations between the locks.

Lock 9, Philo:
Canada Goose--100
Domestic goose--1
American Black Duck--2
Canvasback--11
Ring-billed Gull--15
American Crow--30

Lock 8, Rokeby:
Canvasback--1
Bufflehead--1
Pileated Woodpecker--1

Lock 7, McConnellsville:
Canada Goose--200
Mallard--14
Canvasback--6
Redhead--4
Bufflehead--1
Common Goldeneye--5
Lesser Scaup--3
Ring-billed Gull--20

Lock 6, Stockport:
Canvasback--2

Lock 5, Luke Chute:
Out-of-the-way down likely dicey roads so I skipped it.

Lock 4, Beverly:
Nothing but a few Ring-billed Gulls. No good place to view the dam there.

Route 266 just south of Stockport:
Great Blue Heron--3 roosting together in the middle of a cornfield due to
the rampaging river.

Lock 3, Lowell:
Canada Goose--30
American Black Duck--6
Mallard--45
Redhead--2
Scaup species--2
Hooded Merganser--2
Great Blue Heron--1
Ring-billed Gull--200
Golden-crowned Kinglet--1
Yellow-rumped Warbler--2

River between Lowell and Devola:
50-75 ducks in several groups along far shore, but there was no place to
stop along busy Route 60.

Lock 2, Devola:
Mallard--1 domestic
Common Merganser--1 flyby
Ring-billed Gull--400
Great Blue Heron--2
Belted Kingfisher--1

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Terry Bronson
Marietta, OH

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Date: 2/1/19 12:13 pm
From: Len Presutti <presutti...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bald Eagle
Spotted a mature bald eagle last night on my way home, feeding on a deer carcass in afield next to Fisher Rd in Athens.

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Date: 2/1/19 9:39 am
From: Matt <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mosquito Creek Reservoir - Trumbull County
1 Tundra Swan and 1 Snow Goose resting on the ice with 400 Canada Geese and a spattering of ducks on the south side of Mosquito Reservoir in Trumbull County. Pictures on my checklist later today when I get home.

Matt Valencic

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Date: 2/1/19 8:55 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active. Check what is new
on the Ohio eBird Hotspot website:
https://birding-in-ohio.com/whats-new-february-1-2019/

This week Matt Valencic suggested, on behalf of the Audubon Society of
Greater Cleveland, two new hotspots for the Chagrin River Corridor
Important Bird Area in Lake and Portage Counties.

Jason Larson offered a new hotspot on Bunker Hill in Holmes County which is
a good place to watch and listen for Wilson Snipe. The township roads in
this area traverse privately owned properties. Please view birds from the
roadside only.

Patty McKelvey designed and submitted a new Southwest Lorain County Circle
Birding Drive. This birding drive can be good any time of year, and it is a
good one for winter birding.

Ken Ostermiller
eBird hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 2/1/19 7:55 am
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Seven inches snow = 26 species birds
Fellow snowbound birders,

About the only thing good that I can find about 7 inches of snow on February 1 is the 26 species of birds I had at my feeders by 10:00 this morning. Those included rusty and red winged blackbirds, fox and field sparrow and 3 sapsuckers.
There used to be friendly competitions for the most yard birds on a snowy weekend. Since this appears to be a snowy weekend, I’ll send some woodworking to anyone who beats my total. Make that the person with the highest total. I think a snowman turned from windfall wood would be appropriate. Go for it., and don’t count your chickens.

Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Date: 1/31/19 4:42 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer Plains and environs
I spent the day car-birding the Killdeer Plains area in Wyandot and Marion
Counties.Temperature never exceeded 8, but the winds thankfully had
subsided to only 10 m.p.h. or so. Highlights:

Raptors:

Rough-legged Hawk--2 light morphs
Northern Harrier--1 male, at least 5 females, 1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk--13
Cooper's Hawk--2
Bald Eagle--2. Both landed on the nest visible from Town Road 108 and
seemed to be doing some housekeeping. Since the nest was unoccupied for
some time and with 3 degree temperatures, I think we can assume there were
not any eggs yet.

Other birds:

American Tree Sparrow--everywhere! I counted 150 and if you include the 50
or so sparrow species flushed from the roadside that were probably this
species there were probably 200.
Dark-eyed Junco--78
White-throated Sparrow--10
White-crowned Sparrow--2
Horned Lark--36
Lapland Longspur--8, along Larue-Marseilles Road south of Route 309.
Snow Bunting--1 with longspurs and larks.
Pine Siskin--4 at feeder along Route 119 just south of Harpster.
Red-headed Woodpecker--2 adults and 1 immature mostly molted to adult
plumage.

17 other common species.

Terry Bronson
Marietta, OH

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Date: 1/31/19 2:18 pm
From: Paul <0000058abbfed79a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] YB Sapsucker question
Yesterday and today I have been watching a male yellow bellied sapsucker feed on the ground beneath my feeders. It will go up on the nearby trees and to the suet but it spends most of its time feeding on the ground here. This is the first time I’ve ever seen one do this so I’m curious if it’s something the species commonly does. Please feel free to respond to me privately. Thanks.

Paul Graham
Worthington


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Date: 1/31/19 12:27 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 3-Creeks-to-PickPonds,1-31: Bluebirds,Sparrows
Unsurprisingly, all the ponds at these two south Columbus parks were frozen
this morning, and even the creeks were partly frozen, so waterfowl were
scarce. Instead, I focused on the feeders at both parks, and was rewarded
with a decent variety of birds for a frigid day. The best finds were:

Raptors - the Wood Duck picnic area feeder at Pick Ponds had enough
landbirds to attract the attention of 2 hawks: a beautiful adult
Red-shouldered and a fluffed-up female Sharp-shinned
Woodpeckers - Downies were abundant at virtually all the feeders, but also
had Red-bellies, Hairies, and Flickers
Bluebirds - a flock of 6 visited the Heron Pond feeder at 3-Creeks (and we
also had a quartet visit our suet cake at home in Gahanna)
Tree Sparrows - only at Pick Ponds, but both the Wood Duck and Glacier
Knoll feeders had a few.
Swamp Sparrow - 1 was in the field around the Meadowlark Trail at Pick Ponds
Fox Sparrows - 1 was at a yard feeder along the Blacklick bike path in
3-Creeks, while another was along the Meadowlark Trail at Pick Ponds
White-crowned Sparrows - at least 2 were around the Wood Duck picnic area
feeder at Pick Ponds

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Date: 1/31/19 12:18 pm
From: Nancy Howell <NHowell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bird walk leader(s) needed
Hello Ohio birders,

I hope this is okay to post.

The Cleveland Area Spring Bird Walk Series, which will be in its 86th year this spring, has need for a bird walk leader or leaders in the South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. These walks are co-sponsored by the Cleveland Metroparks, Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland, Blackbrook Audubon Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Geauga Park District, Hiram College, Lake Metroparks, Medina County Park District, The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society.

Here are the qualifications/information:

* The walk leaders are volunteers.

* Lead all 6 bird walks - last 3 Sundays in April (Apr. 14, 21 and 28 - please note Apr. 21 is Easter Sunday) and first 3 Sundays in May (May 5, 12, 19). Walks take place no matter what the weather.

* Walks begin at 7:30 AM until route is completed. Early in the season it may take 2 hours to complete, as migration increases the walk may last longer.

* Arrive early to greet participants joining the walk.

* Walks will take place at the South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

* Know local and migrant birds by sight and sound, and be able to share identification knowledge with the group, such as field marks, songs or behaviors.

* Have patience while sharing information with group as participants of all ages may join the group. Some may be experts and some will be novices.

* Be enthusiastic about the birds or other natural history observations.

* Send the bird walk data electronically via eBird as well as mailing in the checklist within a day of the walk.

If there are any questions, please contact me at the phone number or email below by February 15. Prior to the series of walks there is a Walk Leader Meeting to get further information and meet other walk leaders. Training on the walk route at South Chagrin will be provided. Thank you.

Nancy J. Howell
In-House Education Coordinator/Museum Educator
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106
T 216.231.4600 x. 3225
F 216.231.9960
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Date: 1/31/19 11:26 am
From: Paul <0000058abbfed79a-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ring Necked Pheasants
Don’t see too many of these reported on here and even though I’m reporting this a few days late, I saw two males on Sunday January 27 in a corn stubble field on state Route 207 just south of the Madison & Fayette County line.

Paul Graham
Worthington

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Date: 1/30/19 10:38 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SciotoRiver,Columbus,1-30: Goldeneyes, Ring-necked Ducks
I braved the tundra-like conditions to check some spots along the Scioto
River that often accumulate waterfowl during a freeze, stopping at Marble
Cliff and Griggs Dam. The river was still open at both spots, though it
was frozen in the bays at Marble Cliff and above the dam at Griggs.
Neither spot had huge aggregations of waterfowl, attracting mostly flocks
of Canada Geese and Mallards, with a few Hooded Mergansers at each spot.
However, Marble Cliff had a nice group of 90+ Ring-necked Ducks, and there
were 3 Common Goldeneye in the river below Griggs Dam.

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Date: 1/28/19 4:27 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wood duck, yel-bellied sapsucker in Wooster, Wayne Co.
The wood duck reported Jan 26 on eBird at Schellin Pond, just south of the
RR overpass off Bever St at the south edge of Wooster, was still present
early afternoon today, along with about 20 mallards and two black ducks.
The pond was frozen, but the ducks were all huddled together against the
far north shore of the pond.

At the OSU/OARDC campus in Secrest Arboretum, a yellow-bellied sapsucker
had been reported on eBird on Jan 23. I found it again this afternoon along
the unpaved arboretum service road that parallels the 250/83 bi-pass, just
south of the children's playground. The bird was high in a large hickory
tree on the bi-pass side of the road. It has been seen there recently by
others.

I also saw two individual rough-legged hawks soaring overhead in the open
farm country north of Wooster.

Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 1/28/19 2:30 pm
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark co. Long tailed duck
I found a male long tailed duck at the Medway/Osborn rd gravel pits in Clark co at about 515pm this evening. Bird is in the main pit on the west side of the road. There are also 20 tundra swans present.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Oh

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Date: 1/27/19 2:47 pm
From: jon diller <000000e7eb05d7da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl
I spotted a Snowy Owl in Fulton County on county rd.22 near Archbold.
It was in corn stubble about 50 yards off the west side of the road.
It is 1/2 mile south of state route 20A.
This is the third time in the last five years I have seen snowys in this location.
It is hard to spot,look at the western edge of the corn stubble,most likely a male.
Jon Diller

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Date: 1/27/19 1:47 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] long tailed ducks in Cleveland
point blank looks at a pair of long tailed ducks, both apparently females
but differently colored, at Merwin's Wharf in the Flats - as first noted by
Lori Brumbaugh on Facebook. also along the Cuyahoga in the Flats: lesser
scaup, red head, red-breasted merganser, common goldeneye.

in the harbor as seen from Wendy Park were 1000 or more gulls, including
perhaps two dozen great back backed, likely a couple lesser black backed,
but no glaucous or Iceland gulls as had been noted by others. very
impressive scene against the lighthouse and seawall.

turkey vultures atop the church in downtown Brecksville per usual.

the Cohens

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Date: 1/26/19 3:28 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] DublinSciotoGorge,1-25: Eagle,waterfowl
I spent the icy morning visiting parks along the Scioto River in Dublin,
starting at Kiwanis and working north to Twin Lakes. Although nearby ponds
were frozen, the river was open, high, and fast, and had small squads of
geese and ducks at every stop. Mostly Mallard, but did have Hooded
Mergansers, a Bufflehead, and a few Black Ducks at various stops. An adult
bald Eagle was circling over the river at Amberleigh Park, being shadowed
by an adult Red-tail. landbirds were meager and about what you might
expect, with an unusual abundance of Carolina Wrens, probably driven to the
riverside by the freeze-up.

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Date: 1/26/19 10:54 am
From: Jarrod Weiss <000005daf78cd2da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pileated Woodpeckers
Our two pileated woodpeckers we’re back today. They have visited our feeder and suet before, today they were close but only in the trees.

North of Marysville in Union County near Honda.

Jarrod Weiss
(614) 571.6568
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Date: 1/25/19 3:50 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods today
Chilly, but sun was nice.

One Wood Duck and 2 Redheads along with many Canada Geese, Black Ducks & Mallards at the open water (by fountain) in Thoreau Lk.

O/w, the usual feeder birds joined by several turkeys.

Peggy Wang
Granville

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Date: 1/25/19 11:02 am
From: Jarrod Weiss <000005daf78cd2da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Flicker — Union County
Northern Flicker seen at a suet feeder in backyard. Just northwest of Marysville in Union County near Honda.

Not something we see often.

Jarrod Weiss
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Date: 1/25/19 8:42 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Thanks to the many Ohio birders who have submitted suggestions of eBird
hotspots, tips for birding, and photos of hotspots. Check the "What's New .
. ." blog in the Ohio eBird Hotspot website for new hotspots, updates, and
hints for birding.
https://birding-in-ohio.com/whats-new-january-25-2019/

This week we added a Focus on Winter Birding at Killdeer Plains Wildlife
Area
https://birding-in-ohio.com/focus-on-winter-birding-at-killdeer-plains/

There are several new eBird shared bird reporting hotspots at the Bedford
Reservation in Cuyahoga County and on the Clear Fork Reservoir in Richland
County.

Ken Ostermiller
eBird hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 1/25/19 7:27 am
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fox Sparrow Cuyahoga County
A Fox Sparrow is eating seed under are bird feeders here ate CanalWay Center.


The cold weather has brought to our feeders many cardinals, juncos, white-throated sparrows, tree sparrows along with our regular winter residents.
[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-90x122.png]Jo Ann Kubicki
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CanalWay Center
216-206-1000
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Date: 1/25/19 6:25 am
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Today's MBC outing
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From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 8:47 PM
Subject: Today's MBC outing
To: Sue Flowers <sflowers32...>, Stephanie Carpenter <
<stefndug412...>, Almuth Tschunko <Owly333...>, Anne Pfalzgraf
<amayopf...>, Arnold Huyghebaert <arnoldh1324...>, B. Jean
Anderson <bjmasters915...>, Barb & Neal Hohman <nbhohman...>,
Becky & Steve Szabo <Becky8910...>, Becky Wright <
<oreo1506...>, Beth Mankins <mankinsba...>, Bette
Cain <bettecain...>, Bev Hogue <hogueb...>, Bev Triplett <
<bevtrippy...>, Bill & George Healy <healybg...>, Bill
Bryant <wbryant...>, Bill Butler <butlerwbc...>, Brad
Bond <bbond101...>, Bruce Wunderlich <baw26...>, Carl
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Chuck Mapes <bogenmapes...>, Connie Dale <bellehoy...>,
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<dawn...>, Dawn, Zack, Luke Buskirk <
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Sanders <diane.sanders...>, Dianne Tribo <diannetribo...>,
Dick & Jeanette Esker <eskerrb...>, Donna & Fred Coleman <
<donnacoleman...>, Dulcie Trefz <dulcietrefz...>,
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Petrella <scsi_guru...>, John Tharp <jlt290...>, Judy Calvert
<pondladycalvert...>, Kerry Griffin <Kerrygriffin2017...>, Kim
& John Marlow <marlowjk...>, Kirk Roth <rothkirk...>,
Kyle Carlsen <kycarlsen...>, Lucine Wright <
<lucinewright...>, Lynn Beardmore <beardmore.lynn...>,
Marcy Wesel <wesel62...>, Margaret Hunter <
<margaret_danna_hunter...>, Marion & Robert Weiser <
<RMWeiser...>, Mark Reynolds <Mark.Reynolds...>, Martin
Powney Home <martinpowney...>, Michael Schramm <
<michael_schramm...>, Mike Williams <MW4691...>, Ms Diane
Holsinger <dhworkout...>, Nancy Cornes <ncornes...>,
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Albrecht <sandyalbrecht...>, Sara Miller <S.Miller7787...>,
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<sara.kevin.lamb...>, Sharon Niday <trishaneely...>, Steve
McCarthy <steve.mccarthy...>, Steve Rouse <
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Today's Mountwood Bird Club outing to The Wilds was attended by Janice
Emrick, Jeanette Esker, Barb Hohman, Carol McCullough, Lucine Wright, Terry
Bronson, Archie Carpenter, Pat Collins, Scott Emrick, Dick Esker, Neal
Hohman, Fred McCullough, Martin Powney, Michael Schramm and I. Some snow
early.

Below are three of Neal Hohman's photos of the last species of the day.

Birds: "*" = highlights

Canada Goose
*Trumpeter Swan - 2
Mallard
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Blue Heron
*Bald Eagle - 1
*Northern Harrier - several
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Red-tailed Hawk
*Rough-legged Hawk - both dark and light phases
*Short-eared Owl - 5 - 4 on Zion Ridge Rd and one along route 340.
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
*American Kestrel - several
Blue Jay
American Crow
*Common Raven
*Horned Lark - 7
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
*Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Goldfinch
*American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
*Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Northern Cardinal

Jon

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Date: 1/24/19 2:49 pm
From: Marc D. Schroeder <schroeder.m.d...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Reynoldsburg Merlin
I had been meaning to check out Glen Rest Cemetery on Main Street on the east side of Reynoldsburg, which is not far from our new home, but just hadn't gotten around to it. It took Robert Thorn's prompt about Merlins and cemeteries to get me there. Drove through the cemetery about 3:00 this afternoon, starting at the east end and working my way west. Found a Cooper's Hawk. Kept going all the way to the east end--and sure enough, there was a Merlin. Swooped in and landed on the topmost perch of a pine tree. Then made a whirling swirling flight out over an open area and onto the topmost perch of a tree farther down the road. The trees at Glen Rest are fairly sparse, so visibility is excellent. Thanks, Robert!

Marc Schroeder
Reynoldsburg

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Date: 1/24/19 2:23 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] OlentangyCorridor,1-24:raptors,thrushes,siskins
Things were icy & cold along the Olentangy River in Worthington and points
north. I stopped at Antrim Lake and River Bluff, but icy slick roads kept
me away from other parts of Highbanks MetroPark. Still, the river was
open, and there were birds to be found at many spots. The most interesting
included:

waterfowl - nothing unusual, but flocks of Canada geese and mallards were
all along the River
Raptors - Cooper's Hawk were at Antrim and River Bluff, and I was treated
to a Red-tail harassing a Bald Eagle at the latter site.
E,Bluebirds - small flocks were at Antrim (5) and River Bluff (3)
Hermit Thrush - 1 was right along the River at River Bluff
Mockingbird - 1 was hanging around the parking area at River Bluff
Robins - small flocks were in planted fruit trees at several spots in
Antrim and Worthington
Pine Siskins - 2 were along the river at Antrim Park, mixed in with a small
group of Goldfinches

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Date: 1/24/19 7:05 am
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Two field sparrows
I now appear to have TWO field sparrows visiting my feeder area at the moment. Still waiting for fox sparrow.

Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Date: 1/23/19 12:50 pm
From: Eli Miller <elimmiller8189...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Lark Sparrow & PINE WARBLER - Holmes Co.
I apologize for the error, the house number on my previous post for the
Pine Warbler is incorrect, it should be 1998 TR 122 Millersburg, I don't
think the other house # even exists. That bird is still coming to the
feeders as far as I know.

The Lark Sparrow also continued at the Hershberger residence through
yesterday. Usually it visits the feeders sometime after 4:00 yet but did
not show last eve. when I was there. Interestingly, since Sunday the 20th
it is now missing its long tail feathers! It is a little hard telling what
happened but since there was a good amount of freezing rain during the
night of the 19th I suppose it could be that the tail got iced to a limb
and it couldn't get away otherwise!

Good luck,
Eli Miller

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Eli Miller <elimmiller8189...>
Date: Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 4:06 PM
Subject: Fwd: Lark Sparrow & PINE WARBLER - Holmes Co.
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>


The Lark Sparrow continues at the Hershberger residence through today.
According to the Hershbergers, early in the day seems not to be as good as
later. The Snipe continues in the pond behind the barn as well.

Also in Holmes Co., a Pine Warbler has been coming to the feeder at the
Joseph Miller residence at 2755 TR 122 Millersburg. It has been coming
since before New Years but only recently reported. Birders are welcome at
both locations.

Good luck,
Eli Miller

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From: Eli Miller <elimmiller8189...>
Date: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 8:31 AM
Subject: Lark Sparrow - Holmes Co.
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>


A Lark Sparrow has been coming to the feeders at the Levi Hershberger Jr.
residence near Farmerstown at 2731 TR 164, Sugarcreek since Tues. Jan. 8th.
It was not very regular the first several days and not confirmed till Sat.
but was easy to get to see yesterday and Saturday. It likes to visit the
feeder at the front of the house or the one between the two houses by the
grape arbor. There is also a Wilson's Snipe in the washed out pond that is
along the road on the south side of the barn which might be of interest for
a January list. The snipe was visible from the road yesterday afternoon but
it is a small township road with a fair amount of traffic so parking on the
road to look for it is highly discouraged. There should be adequate parking
at the farm. Birders are welcome.

Good Luck,
Eli Miller

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Date: 1/22/19 5:06 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Westerville,1-22: Merlin
What is it about Merlins & cemeteries? I was hiking through town and
diverted to the Otterbein cemetery, and, lo, there was a Merlin perched on
a snag at the edge of the cemetery. This is not a big cemetery....perhaps
10 acres. There must be something about the tombstones and spaced conifers
that reminds them of their taiga home.

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Date: 1/22/19 2:48 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter in Washington County
Very cool! Great find!

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 4:40 PM Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
wrote:

> At Devols Dam with 2 Common Mergansers. 1,000 Ring-billed Gulls, 5 Common
> Goldeneyes, 200 Canada Geese.
>
>
> Terry Bronson
> Marietta, OH
>
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Date: 1/22/19 1:41 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter in Washington County
At Devols Dam with 2 Common Mergansers. 1,000 Ring-billed Gulls, 5 Common
Goldeneyes, 200 Canada Geese.

Terry Bronson
Marietta, OH

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Date: 1/22/19 11:03 am
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] the Lakeside Midwest Birding Symposia
Did anyone save copies of the schedule of events and speakers from the 2009, 2011, and 2013 MBSs at Lakeside? I'm trying to indulge in some nostalgia but have little to tweak my memory...
Reply off-line, please, and thanks in advance.
Craig

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