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3/27/17 8:34 am Susanna <susanna...> [Ohio-birds] Fox Sparrow, Creeper in Columbus yard
3/27/17 7:58 am John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike, Lake Erie Bluffs 3/27
3/26/17 7:47 pm Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...> [Ohio-birds] March Delaware County Bird Club meeting is Monday March 27
3/26/17 6:26 pm Barbara Zaas <bzpart55...> [Ohio-birds] Phoebe Geauga County
3/26/17 1:28 pm Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Female Yellow-Headed Blackbird at Lake Abrams (Cuyahoga County)
3/26/17 11:48 am Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] Binocular Case Found Near Shreve
3/26/17 11:02 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] 3Creeks-to-PickPonds,3-26:migrants
3/26/17 10:11 am Chris <c.pierce...> [Ohio-birds] Sandy Ridge Reservation - Lorain Cty.
3/26/17 7:51 am <bluebirdfan...> [Ohio-birds] Ruby crowned kinglet CVNP Horseshoe Pond
3/26/17 6:02 am Blake Mathys <blakemathys...> [Ohio-birds] Viewable Long-eared Owl - Union County
3/25/17 11:11 pm Pam Unger <000001bf50cfbe5e-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn Cemetery (Columbus) sapsuckers etc.
3/25/17 6:14 pm Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks Cleveland 3/25 Migrants
3/25/17 5:51 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] DublinSciotoGorge,3-25:migrants
3/25/17 5:14 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Summit County Migrants
3/25/17 2:45 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke County Bonaparte's Gulls, etc.
3/25/17 2:18 pm Joel Zaas <jhzaas...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike
3/25/17 2:15 pm Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows - South Euclid
3/25/17 2:04 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Loony Day in North Central Ohio Counties
3/25/17 2:03 pm Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Northern Shrike
3/25/17 4:54 am Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks - Medina County
3/25/17 4:10 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] CVNP Great Egret
3/24/17 7:51 pm Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks at Erie Bluffs
3/24/17 3:18 pm shughes3 <shughes3...> Re: [Ohio-birds] CHIPPING IN >>>
3/24/17 1:25 pm Dean Sheldon <seedbed...> [Ohio-birds] CHIPPING IN >>>
3/24/17 8:49 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Nesting Juncos singing on Gildersleeve Mountain
3/24/17 8:31 am John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...> [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows and other migrants, Lake Erie Bluffs 3/24
3/24/17 6:45 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Little Gull at Nimisila Reservoir, Summit Co
3/24/17 4:36 am Paul_H <000003bbe4728c00-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Killbuck Marsh and Funk
3/23/17 6:24 pm Tom Fishburn <justachild...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga County, Coe Lake Berea: Horned Grebes, Scaup, Redhead, Gadwall, Hooded Mergansers (photos)
3/23/17 3:41 pm Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Little Gull - Summit Co
3/22/17 6:20 pm Casey Tucker <tuckercasey...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio Avian Research Conference-Hold the Date!
3/22/17 4:05 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Bath Nature Preserve
3/22/17 8:42 am Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea
3/22/17 7:19 am Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks (Stark Co)
3/22/17 7:13 am Gilbert DiSanto <gilbertino8...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks (Stark Co)
3/21/17 6:44 pm Holly Lynn <hollymlynn...> [Ohio-birds] Short-eared Owls
3/21/17 5:52 pm Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks (Stark Co)
3/21/17 5:36 pm Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks
3/21/17 5:04 pm Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek - Pickaway County - Surf Scoters, Red-throated Loon
3/21/17 4:07 pm Brian Menker <00000181ea064de6-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe photos-Clark County
3/21/17 3:58 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Stow
3/21/17 2:52 pm Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...> [Ohio-birds] Pine warbler Logan County
3/21/17 1:40 pm Brian Menker <00000181ea064de6-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe-Clark county Yes
3/21/17 10:36 am Jeff Peters <jeffrey.peters...> [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe at Buck Creek State Park
3/21/17 10:17 am Kathy Shank <kshank...> [Ohio-birds] Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea
3/20/17 2:02 pm Brad Perkins <bperkins75...> [Ohio-birds] Dillon Lake Loons, Golden Eyes, Horned Grebe's, Red Breasted Mergansers, etc.
3/20/17 12:49 pm Linda Woolard <woolardl...> [Ohio-birds] loons
3/20/17 12:26 pm Margaret Bowman <mbowman...> [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoters - Huron Co.
3/20/17 7:19 am Emily Keeler <00000132ab489587-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoters - Hargus Lake
3/20/17 6:32 am Ben Crow <Ben.Crow...> [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoters - Hargus Lake
3/20/17 6:27 am Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...> [Ohio-birds] Golden eagle near ashtabula county
3/19/17 8:07 pm Steve Hughes <shughes3...> [Ohio-birds] Common Mergansers
3/19/17 6:24 pm Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Short-eared Owls at Lorain County Airport
3/19/17 4:30 pm Chris Pierce <c.pierce...> [Ohio-birds] Pleasant Hills Lake and Funk Bottoms
3/19/17 2:36 pm Andrew & Annette Boose <boose...> [Ohio-birds] Hoover Reservoir
3/19/17 2:34 pm Leslie Sours <lmsours...> [Ohio-birds] Common Loons at Deer Creek SP--Pickaway County
3/19/17 2:34 pm Andrew & Annette Boose <boose...> [Ohio-birds] Hoover Reservoir
3/19/17 2:19 pm Komjati Design <dkomjati...> [Ohio-birds] Loons And Horned Grebes in Medina County
3/19/17 1:52 pm Simpson, Bruce <simpson...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park-waterfowl, songbirds
3/19/17 12:15 pm Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Common Loons - Carroll Co.
3/19/17 11:19 am Ernie Cornelius <ecornelius1...> [Ohio-birds] Common Loons
3/18/17 7:39 pm Jim Tomko <jwtomkood...> [Ohio-birds] Redheads Portage Cy.
3/18/17 6:14 pm Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcock, rain, dancing, yes
3/18/17 5:45 pm Steve Hughes <shughes3...> [Ohio-birds] Hooded Merganser, Silver Springs Dog Park Lake, Summit County.
3/18/17 4:25 pm Mark Vass <000001e9902b144b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Snow Buntings - Ashtabula Co.
3/18/17 2:16 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Eurasian widgeon
3/18/17 2:12 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Eurasian widgeon
3/18/17 1:53 pm Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...> [Ohio-birds] Ross's Goose on South Bass Island
3/18/17 1:33 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Nimisila Pine Warbler
3/18/17 12:51 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke County eagle and others
3/18/17 11:06 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,3-18 not 3-19
3/18/17 11:03 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,3-19:waterfowlSurge
3/18/17 9:30 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
3/18/17 7:31 am Ken Andrews <ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Common Loon and Hooded Mergansers and MORE at Coe Lake, Berea
3/18/17 6:48 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Nimisila Reservoir - Surf Scoter
3/17/17 12:55 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Pleasant Hill Lake(Ashland County) Red-necked Grebe, YES!
3/17/17 12:50 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Pleasant Hill Lake(Ashland County) Red-necked Grebe, YES!
3/17/17 10:36 am Terry Sponseller <tsbs...> [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoter, Nimisila Reservoir 3/17
3/17/17 9:05 am Matt <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] LaDue Waterfowl - Geauga County
3/17/17 8:30 am Karen Martens <karen.h.martens...> [Ohio-birds] Wood ducks
3/17/17 8:02 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Lake Waterfowl 03/17
3/17/17 7:24 am Amalee W <theonlyamalee...> [Ohio-birds] Rain & woodcocks?
3/17/17 7:20 am William Hull <mangoverde...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
3/17/17 7:18 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
3/17/17 6:56 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
3/16/17 5:37 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,3-16:waterfowl,RustyBlackbird
3/16/17 10:55 am Kathy Shank <kshank...> [Ohio-birds] Common Loon and Hooded Mergansers at Coe Lake, Berea
3/15/17 7:10 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] SharonWoods,Columbus,3-15:TreeSwallows,Phoebe
3/15/17 3:18 pm Susanna <susanna...> [Ohio-birds] Sharp-shinned Hawk in Columbus yard
3/15/17 1:25 pm Leslie Sours <lmsours...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Grebe
3/15/17 9:46 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Grebe
3/15/17 9:01 am Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] ducks at Spring Valley Wildlife Area, March 15
3/15/17 8:26 am Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] SPAM!!
3/15/17 5:15 am Liz McQuaid <prwarbler...> [Ohio-birds] SPAM!!
3/15/17 5:15 am Debora Parker <medinaparker...> [Ohio-birds] {Spam?} Re: [Ohio-birds] just for you
3/15/17 2:01 am Ohio birds <000003c0bb627cab-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] just for you
3/14/17 11:58 am Ohio birds <kshank...> [Ohio-birds] {Spam?} Re: information
3/14/17 10:58 am Susanna <susanna...> [Ohio-birds] E Towhee still in Columbus yard
3/13/17 2:03 pm Brad Perkins <bperkins75...> [Ohio-birds] Common Loon and Mergansers at Dillon State Park in Muskingum County.
3/13/17 8:56 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Ivory Gull deceased
3/13/17 6:32 am Paul Graham <paulgraham...> [Ohio-birds] 2 Fox Sparrows
3/12/17 7:47 pm Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...> [Ohio-birds] Pickerington Ponds -- ducks and more
3/12/17 2:44 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn-to-Hilliard,3-12:Red-br.Nuthatches,Sparrows
3/12/17 10:44 am John-C-Seiler <jseiler6200...> [Ohio-birds] Barred Owl
3/12/17 8:22 am Ryan Milhouse <milhouseryan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] yard sparrows this am
3/12/17 6:40 am Paul Graham <paulgraham...> [Ohio-birds] yard sparrows this am
3/11/17 6:13 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke County report ducks, etc.
3/11/17 3:43 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows (38) in Lakewood
3/11/17 10:56 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Alum-Delaware,3-11:ducks,harrier
3/11/17 10:33 am Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcock, Muskingum Co. - quantitative and qualitative observations
3/10/17 4:16 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Tree Swallow
3/10/17 1:49 pm Susanna <susanna...> [Ohio-birds] Chipping Sparrow, E. Towhee in Columbus yard
3/10/17 8:47 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird Hotspots are active
3/10/17 5:33 am H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett...> [Ohio-birds] Short-eared Owl and Laughing Gull
3/9/17 6:55 pm Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Buck Creek State Park
3/9/17 5:55 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] O'ShaughnessyReservoir,3-09:Redheads,Vultures,Waxwings
3/9/17 4:26 pm Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] Akron Merlin remains at Greenlawn Cemetery 9 March 2017
3/9/17 9:46 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Harlequin Duck
3/9/17 7:58 am Vincent Capozziello <vcapozziello...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike at Magee Marsh
3/8/17 12:13 pm Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] black scoter still at Caesar Creek
3/6/17 7:16 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] rainyHoover,3-06:Mergansers,TreeSparrows
3/6/17 6:29 pm Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Ducks at LaDue Reservoir, Geauga County
3/6/17 2:53 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
3/5/17 3:56 pm Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Woodcock, Muskingum Co.
3/5/17 3:43 pm Paul Graham <paulgraham...> [Ohio-birds] Black Vultures roosting flock
3/5/17 3:18 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] interesting mix of birds in St Martin
3/5/17 1:31 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] urbanScioto,Columbus,3-05:divingDucks
3/5/17 11:13 am Helen Ostermiller <hostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Another early arrival
3/5/17 11:03 am Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] black scoter on Caesar Creek Lake, Warren County, March 5
3/5/17 10:26 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> [Ohio-birds] Washington County - Newport Barn Swallow, etc.
3/4/17 10:08 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,3-04:waterfowl,eagles
3/4/17 2:31 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
3/2/17 3:46 pm Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] Summit County Merlin, 2 March 2017
3/2/17 1:37 pm Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Fox sparrow - Muskingum Co.
3/2/17 10:49 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Merlin in Parma, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
3/2/17 10:15 am Leslie Sours <lmsours...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Harlequin Duck Sim's Park cuyahoga
3/1/17 2:33 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] ColumbusCreeks,2-28/3-01:Catbird,Red-shoulderedHawk
3/1/17 6:59 am Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] The Cardinal wants your sightings
2/28/17 3:00 pm Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] Summit County Merlin, Greenlawn Cemetery, Romig Rd., Akron OH, 28 Feb 2017
2/28/17 9:07 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Wellington Reservation Lorain County
2/28/17 7:46 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Harlequin Duck Sim's Park cuyahoga
2/27/17 7:29 pm Bill Heck <bill.heck...> [Ohio-birds] Columbus Audubon Tuesday, 7:00 pm: Birds Really Are Dinosaurs
2/27/17 4:14 pm Rick Luehrs <Rluehrs...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike in Greene County
2/27/17 2:46 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] urbanAlumCreek,Columbus,2-27:Eagle,Phoebe,FoxSparrows
2/27/17 8:41 am Andy Avram <ajavram...> [Ohio-birds] Sandhill Cranes - Lake County...
2/26/17 9:07 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Weekend wrap up Killdeer, Big Island, La Rue, and Lawrence Woods (Wyandot, Marion, and Hardin Counties)
2/26/17 6:38 pm Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...> [Ohio-birds] Delaware County Bird Club Feb 27 meeting
2/26/17 5:01 pm Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Waterfowl at Cleveland Public Power on the lakeshore
2/26/17 2:21 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] tundra swans - Geauga Co.
2/26/17 2:19 pm Barrett,Robert P <rbarret...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Sandhills Cranes
2/26/17 11:27 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] PrairieOaks,2-26:Vultures,bluebirds
2/26/17 11:19 am Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Sims Park, Euclid 2/26 Harlequin Duck/Long-tailed
2/25/17 5:17 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Groveport-to-PickPonds,2-25:TreeSwallow,waterfowl
2/25/17 9:03 am Marilyn E Rohr <rohrmarilyn...> [Ohio-birds] FOY TVs, Chardon
2/25/17 8:40 am Annette <waxwing...> [Ohio-birds] Sandhills Cranes
2/25/17 6:14 am Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co Merlin, Woodcock, Bufflehead
2/25/17 5:13 am John-C-Seiler <jseiler6200...> [Ohio-birds] Eurasian Wigeon
 
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Date: 3/27/17 8:34 am
From: Susanna <susanna...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fox Sparrow, Creeper in Columbus yard
I have a Fox Sparrow (red as usual) in backyard this morning and a female
Towhee finally showed up, so there's a whole lot of kicking going on. I
guess the male towhee finally gave up waiting in our subdivision for over a
week. Actually I saw a male Eastern Towhee in yard off and on from March 9
thru March 21.

Also this morning had a Brown Creeper on our maple, beautifully matching the
tree bark. Yesterday saw my FOS Hermit(?) Thrush in yard. Sorry my 300 mm
camera lens is almost 20 years old, so no pics worth sharing.



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus / Galloway, Franklin County OH


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Date: 3/27/17 7:58 am
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike, Lake Erie Bluffs 3/27
There was a moderate movement of birds at the Lake Erie Bluffs this morning. Most of the songbirds were heading west. Typically the majority are heading east. There were a few vultures moving, but few hawks.


A northern shrike was observed west of Lane Road. It was sitting in a birch tree southwest of the observation deck. It sat there for almost 15 minutes before dropping. I did not see it again. Also of note were 2 surf scoters, 2 blue-winged teal, 1 great egret, 1 merlin, 4 tree swallow, , and 1 eastern phoebe.



Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
Mar 27, 2017 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: It was mostly cloudy with a moderate SW wind and temperatures in the 50s. Most of the songbirds were flying west. Typically the majority are heading east.
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 8
Gadwall 7
American Black Duck 8
Mallard 22
Blue-winged Teal 2
Northern Shoveler 2
Green-winged Teal 1
Canvasback 117
Surf Scoter 2
Bufflehead 2
Hooded Merganser 2
Red-breasted Merganser 318
Ruddy Duck 23
Common Loon 6
Horned Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 66
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 21
Ring-billed Gull 345
Herring Gull 196
Great Black-backed Gull 6
Caspian Tern 2
Mourning Dove 74
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 9

Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Merlin 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Northern Shrike 1 Observed southwest of the Lane Road trails observation deck.
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 294
Tree Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 318
European Starling 440
American Tree Sparrow 6
Dark-eyed Junco 22
Song Sparrow 61
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 1250
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Rusty Blackbird 11
Common Grackle 320
Brown-headed Cowbird 160
blackbird sp. 3000
American Goldfinch 2


John Pogacnik

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Date: 3/26/17 7:47 pm
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] March Delaware County Bird Club meeting is Monday March 27
The Delaware County Bird Club meetings and program presentations take
place on the fourth Monday of each month, September through April, except in
November and December when they are held on alternate days to accommodate
the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Meetings are held in the lodge at
Deer Haven Preserve at 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware OH, 43015. Doors open at
the new time of 6:30 PM and programs begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed
by reports of local bird sightings and socializing. Meeting dates can also
be found on the Preservation Parks Calendar at this link:

http://www.preservationparks.com/events-calendar/



March 27th: "Dr. Burtt's Mr. Wilson" - Bryan Sharp, Adjunct Instructor,
Columbus State Community College.

Dr. Edward H. Burtt, Jr. founded the Delaware County Bird Club in 1987,
after arriving at Ohio Wesleyan University as a Zoology Professor in 1977.
Many of us hold dear, fond memories of Jed. He was an exceptional educator,
colleague and friend. Even if you only met him briefly, his benevolent
charisma was clearly evident. He also had an insatiable drive to promote his
passion for the study of our feathered friends. During the course of his
career, Jed gave hundreds of presentations, both nationally and
internationally, on his ornithological research, and mentored countless
students, earning the 2011 Ohio Professor of the Year award from the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Education along the way.

Not only was Jed interested in the natural history of birds, but also
in the stories of his ornithological predecessors. Of particular interest
was Alexander Wilson. Dr. Burtt served a term as President of the Wilson
Ornithological Society and wrote several papers and a biography on Mr.
Wilson. Many people, even those with considerable avian knowledge, consider
John James Audubon to be the founder of ornithology on the



American continent. However, Dr. Burtt sets the record straight by
rightfully bestowing that title on Alexander Wilson. The publication of
Wilson's first volume of American Ornithology preceded that of Audubon's
Birds of America by nearly two decades. There exists some evidence that
Wilson encouraged, or at least inspired, Audubon to pursue his interest in
painting birds, although their encounter appears to have been brief.
Whatever the case, Wilson's paintings are worthy of comparison to those of
Audubon.

In the March 2017 meeting of the Delaware County Bird Club, we will
explore the main points of Dr. Burtt's biography of Wilson, and, more
importantly, share our own biographical memories of our beloved Jed. Many of
us have been touched by Jed either casually or for many, quite profoundly.
We want this to be a celebration of many of the amazing things he did for
peers, friends, students and club members of the now 30 year old Delaware
County Bird Club. For some fun, please wear a bird tie, bird scarf, bird pin
or bird article of clothing in tribute to Jed. We hope to have a few things
for all to take part in at the meeting.





Bryan Sharp is a biologist, educator, hiker and birder. As an
undergraduate, he studied the microflora of avian plumage and its effects on
feather degradation under the guidance of Dr. Edward H. (Jed) Burtt, Jr.
Those studies included banding many songbirds, as did the MAPS (Monitoring
Avian Productivity and Survivorship) project on which he worked in San
Diego, California while conducting research for his Master's thesis on brood
parasitism of Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) on Least Bell's Vireos
(Vireo bellii pusillus).

Bryan also holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and
has been a teacher or principal for over 15 years. Other jobs he has held
include banding birds of prey for a season in the Florida Keys, being a
summer camp counselor in North Carolina and Colorado, conducting point
counts of birds in a riparian restoration area and sequencing avian DNA. He
has also volunteered as an ecology and bird guide at parks in San Diego, CA
and Durango, Mexico. Mr. Sharp currently teaches biology at Columbus State
Community College and moonlights as a park ranger with Franklin County Metro
Parks in Columbus, Ohio.





April 24th: "The Birds of Hocking County, Ohio" - John Watts, Resource
Manager, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. This will be the last
program of the season.






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Date: 3/26/17 6:26 pm
From: Barbara Zaas <bzpart55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Phoebe Geauga County
Phoebe returned to Rockhaven Rd - calling from same location as last years nest area


Barb Partington
Munson Twp
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Date: 3/26/17 1:28 pm
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Female Yellow-Headed Blackbird at Lake Abrams (Cuyahoga County)
A female yellow-headed blackbird was seen at close range at the boardwalk at Lake Abrams in Big Creek Reservation this morning. There was a birdwalk by the Cleveland Metroparks to see the blackbirds rise up out of the marsh at 7 am. It was fantastic to see so many birds. Some would perch in the trees and in the marsh nearby. We were able to ID some rusty blackbirds, as well.

The female yellow-headed blackbird perched on the south side of the boardwalk on top of a cattail. Richard Moore initially spotted it and thought it might be a female red-winged blackbird as they weren't very common. But, the clear bright yellow throat told us that it was a yellow-headed blackbird.

Naturalist Joe Higgins from the West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center who was leading the birdwalk confirmed the ID with binoculars.

After the birdwalk some of us kept birding. We heard a common yellowthroat at the east end of the boardwalk. One birder saw it. There were at least three eastern phoebes calling and a couple of swamp sparrows in the same area. More vocal phoebes and some golden-crowned kinglets were down the path in the woods all the way to the apartments and businesses.

Some of us drove to the Rocky River Nature Center after that for the bird banding session. We go to see an Eastern Phoebe up-close that was caught in the nets. The nets were set up near the feeders which were close to the river where the phoebes were trying to catch insects.

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Date: 3/26/17 11:48 am
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Binocular Case Found Near Shreve
While birding near Shreve today, I picked up an empty compact binocular case that was lying in the middle of Cemetery Road.

Please contact me off-list to claim.

Thanks,

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Date: 3/26/17 11:02 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 3Creeks-to-PickPonds,3-26:migrants
I found lots of activity in a drizzly survey of these sites south of Columbus this morning, reaching 60 species in about 4 hours. Many resident birds were on territory, but there were lots of lingering winterers as well as early migrants of both waterfowl & landbirds. The list included:

Dabbling Ducks - good diversity at Pick Ponds, including Green-winged Teal, Shovelers, and Gadwalls
Diving Ducks - 3 Creeks had 4 Redheads at Heron Pond, while Pick Ponds had a few scaup and 50+ Ring-necks. Bufflehead were at ponds along Shannon Rd, along with Hooded Mergansers.
Other Waterfowl - both Pied-billed & Horned Grebes were at Pick Ponds; PickPonds also had 50+ Coots
Herons - the rookery at Ellis Pond is back in action with 20+ Great Blues; 2 Great Egrets were also at Pick Ponds
Shorebirds - Killdeer were everywhere, and Cruiser Pond had 2 Wilson's Snipe
Raptors - a Harrier was at Pick Ponds, while a Kestrel was at 3-Creeks.
Sapsucker - at least 1 was calling at the Confluence area of 3-Creeks
E.Phoebes - widespread along creeks at both parks
Tree Swallows - small flocks at Cruiser Pond and around Pick Ponds
BrownCreeper - at least 2 were in the riparian woods at the Confluence area of 3-Creeks
Kinglets - only Golden-crowned, but there were many at 3-Creeks, with 20+ in 2 hours
BrownThrashers - singing birds were at Elk Run Park (3-Creeks) and Ellis Pond (Pick Ponds)
Tree Sparrows - still 4 hanging around the Glacier Knoll feeder at Pick Ponds
Field Sparrows - singing birds at many locations in both parks
Chipping Sparrows - singing birds at several places around 3-Creeks, with the Confluence area having 3
FoxSparrows - single birds were singing at both parks.
White-crowned Sparrows - 5 were scattered between the Wood Duck area and Glacier Knoll area feeders at Pick Ponds
Juncos - still widespread, with a flock of 12 at Confluence area of 3-Creeks the high #
E.Meadowlark - 1 was singing around Cruiser Pond in Groveport
Blackbirds - Red-wings, Grackles, & Cowbirds abundant, but no Rusties found

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Date: 3/26/17 10:11 am
From: Chris <c.pierce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandy Ridge Reservation - Lorain Cty.
A decent morning at Sandy Ridge. The water is pretty high there, so
little shorebird habitat is available.

There were lower numbers of ducks than expected, but I did see Blue and
Green-winged Teal, N. Shovelers,

Am. Black Ducks, Ruddies, Woodies, one Ring-necked and a single Horned
Grebe. Lot's of FOY sparrows including Swamp, Field, White-Crowned,

and Fox. One of the Eagles did a few flyovers and the resident
Red-shouldered Hawk appeared as well.


See you on the trails,


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Date: 3/26/17 7:51 am
From: <bluebirdfan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ruby crowned kinglet CVNP Horseshoe Pond
Ruby and Golden crowned kinglets now along the old farmstead drive past pavilion. Eastern towhee and Flickers calling. Two Eastern phoebes near pavilion. Notably, zero red breasted nuthatches found. Heard a trill twice that sounded good for pine warbler but never found bird. This site is very good for early pines.
Karen Gray - Summit Co

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Date: 3/26/17 6:02 am
From: Blake Mathys <blakemathys...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Viewable Long-eared Owl - Union County
We have a Long-eared Owl roosting on our property, and I would like to extend an invitation to come see it at 5 p.m. today. It can be viewed from a respectful distance, but I would like to limit it to just a single viewing to minimize disturbance, and I would ask that no one try to visit without arranging it with me. Please email me (<blakemathys...><mailto:<blakemathys...>) for specific directions if you would like to come out to see it at 5 p.m., we're located on the west side of Union County, about an hour northwest of Columbus. This invitation can also be extended to other birding sites (facebook, etc.).


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Date: 3/25/17 11:11 pm
From: Pam Unger <000001bf50cfbe5e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn Cemetery (Columbus) sapsuckers etc.
Spent about an hour watching the freshly filled feeders at Thurber Pond (aka the Pit) on this balmy Saturday.  Best sighting was a couple of FOY frolicking sapsuckers (immature and female), also 1 brown creeper, a pair of wood ducks, a single male red-winged blackbird, and all the usual suspects--still quite a few juncos but only one white-throated sparrow.  A goose sat below the feeders the whole time; I was afraid it might be nesting but it finally stood up to leave and no egg!  On the way out I was treated to my FOY mockingbird medley--blue jay, killdeer, robin alarm call--almost drowned out by the machinery on the other side of the fence.  Good birding!  Pam The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look on and do nothing  . -- Albert Einstein

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Date: 3/25/17 6:14 pm
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Villa Angela/Wildwood Parks Cleveland 3/25 Migrants
I went to Villa Angela and Wildwood Parks on the east side of Cleveland today on Lake Erie.  Except for Thursday when I didn't see anything interesting in the afternoon I had not been there since last weekend when I also didn't see much interesting.  Today I was there from 11am to 3pm.  I looked at the temperatures for my city when I got home and at 10am it was 60 degrees, 11am was 50, 12pm was 46 and 1pm was 50, and 2pm was 55 degrees.  Wildwood was cold with north and northeast winds when I started.  I had to go back to my car around 12:30pm to warm up my hands and eat my lunch and I saw three Great Egrets fly in from the south over the marina parking lot and then fly west and then southwest out of sight.
Here are some of my sightings today:  Song Sparrows everywhere today about 34, only one A. Tree Sparrow, Golden-crowned Kinglets ~ 14 (both parks), Fox Sparrow 1 in Villa Angela, Winter Wrens - 2 in Villa Angela, Eastern Phoebes 2 seen in Villa Angela only after it warmed up around 2:30pm, Eastern Towhee 1 (seen in both parks but usually in Wildwood eastern end of woods above creek--been hanging around for over a month to six weeks, plus the three Great Egrets mentioned above. 
Also seen in the marina two Hooded Mergansers, Coot, two Bufflehead and two in front of Villa Angela. Two Great Black-backed Gulls at Villa Angela with usual Red-breasted Mergansers. One Horned Grebe in marina and Pied-billed Grebe around wetland--I had not seen Kinglets, Fox Sparrow, Phoebe, Winter Wrens or Great Egrets before today this year.
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Date: 3/25/17 5:51 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] DublinSciotoGorge,3-25:migrants
I stopped at several parks along the SciotoRiver Gorge in Dublin, and found them with good numbers of early migrants this morning. Stops at Kiwanis Park, Sawmill Wetlands, O'ShaughnessyDam, TwinLakes, Amberleigh Park, Donegal Cliffs, and Indian Run Park found lots of singing resident birds, plus

TurkeyVultures - every site had some; the dam had the most with 12
Killdeer - calling birds were at several different locations
Bonaparte's Gulls - none at the dam, but 36 were at Twin Lakes
Sapsucker - 1 was working cottonwood trees at Donegal Cliffs Park
E.Phoebes - every stop had at least one
Tree Swallows - birds were jousting over boxes and cavities at Kiwanis and Twin Lakes
BrownCreeper - only one, in the riparian woods at Kiwanis
WinterWrens - singing birds at O'Shaughnessy Dam and Amberleigh Park
Kinglets - Golden-crowns were widespread, but also had a Ruby-crown at Kiwanis
CedarWaxwings - a pair were feeding on buds at Kiwanis
Chipping Sparrow - singles were at Sawmill Wetlands and Twin lakes
Swamp Sparrow - 1 was singing in a fen at Kiwanis
Fox Sparrows - singing birds were at Sawmill, Kiwanis, and O'Shaughnessy Dam
Blackbirds - Redwings, Grackles, and Cowbirds were widespread

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Date: 3/25/17 5:14 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit County Migrants
A run through some Summit County hotspots today yielded plenty of lingering
waterfowl as well as the return of the expected early spring
migrants/residents. Highlights follow.

NIMISILA RESERVOIR

Canada Goose - 32
Wood Duck - 5 (3m,2f)
Gadwall - 4 (2m,2f)
American Wigeon - 1 (m)
Mallard - 11 (7m,4f)
Redhead - 21 (14m,7f)
Ring-necked Duck - 4 (2m,2f)
Lesser Scaup - about 175 (no Greater Scaup found)
Bufflehead - 32 (21m,11f)
Hooded Merganser - 6 (3m,3f)
Red-breasted Merganser - 6 (4m,2f)
Ruddy Duck - 10 (6m,4f - one male ahead of the rest in brilliant breeding
plumage)
Pied-billed Grebe - 8
Horned Grebe - 33
American Coot - 295
Killdeer - 2
Bonaparte's Gull - 6 (flying & left as soon as we got there, headed
north/northwest)
Common Loon - 3 (one calling & preening belly feathers - rolling onto its
side with one foot extended - nice!)
Great Blue Heron - 3 (2 on new nests on first island at north end off of
Christman Rd. next to Osprey nest)
Turkey Vulture - 1
Bald Eagle - 1 (immature that scattered many of the ducks at south end
along the dam)
Belted Kingfisher - 1 (m)
Northern Flicker - 3
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 3
Tree Swallow - 6
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Eastern Towhee - 1

SPRINGFIELD BOG METRO PARK

Wilson's Snipe - 1
Bonaparte's Gull - 6 (fly-overs - same 6 birds from Nimisila?)
Herring Gull - 1 (fly-over)
Turkey Vulture - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1 (m)
Red-tailed Hawk - 2 (1 with a fresh-caught Meadow Vole)
Eastern Meadowlark - 1
(also, many Western Chorus Frogs calling, followed by Wood Frogs
(photographed two), then Northern Spring Peepers and 4 Bullfrogs, as well
as 5 dead Bullfrogs around center pond)
Rusty Blackbird - 2 (1m,1f - flipping leaves in Young's Bog)

NORTH RESERVOIR

Double-crested Cormorant - 9
Osprey - 1 (at the top of the tall communications tower on Meyers Island -
the nest platform off the big island off of State Mill Rd. has blown over)
Belted Kingfisher - 1 (m)
Tree Swallow - 9

OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL PARKING LOT IN CLINTON

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2 (one violently dive-bombing a Red-tailed Hawk)
Red-tailed Hawk - 1

BENNER RD. WETLANDS

Gadwall - 8 (4m,4f)
Mallard - 4 (2m,2f)
Northern Shoveler - 4 (2m,2f)
Green-winged Teal - 7 (4m,3f)

WILBETH RD. WETLANDS (just east of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail)

Canada Goose - 10
Gadwall - 4 (2m,2f)
Mallard - 6 (3m,3f)
Northern Shoveler - 16 (12m,4f)
Ring-necked Duck - 4 (2m,2f)
Lesser Scaup - 2 (1m,1f)
Bufflehead - 16 (10m,6f)
Hooded Merganser - 16 (9m,7f)
Pied-billed Grebe - 2
American Coot - 11
Cooper's Hawk - 1 (f)

SUMMIT LAKE

Canada Goose - 12
Mallard - 6 (3m,3f)
Lesser Scaup - 19 (13m,6f)
Bufflehead - 8 (5m,3f)
Hooded Merganser - 13 (7m,6f)
Red-breasted Merganser - 15 (8m,7f)
Ruddy Duck - 23 (12m,11f)
Pied-billed Grebe - 2
Horned Grebe - 27
American Coot - 91
Ring-billed Gull - 1
Herring Gull - 2

We finished with 64 species for the day.

Douglas W. & Michelle Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 3/25/17 2:45 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke County Bonaparte's Gulls, etc.
This morning about 11 a.m. there were about 40 Bonaparte"s Gulls and about
20 Pectoral Sandpipers in a flooded field on Michael Road. Michael Road is
parralel to 118 and Woods Road between Ansonia and Rossburg.
I also saw flocks of Pectorals at Woods Road Wetland and a flooded field at
47 and Kester byard Road east of Ansonia.

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Date: 3/25/17 2:18 pm
From: Joel Zaas <jhzaas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike
This morning at 10:00, I spotted a Northern Shrike while walking on the
Buttonbush Trail in Liberty Park in Twinsburg at the Pond Brook right
before the boardwalk

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Date: 3/25/17 2:15 pm
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows - South Euclid
This afternoon we went in search of Fish Crows. As there had been no
reports of chaseable crows, we just visited places where we have seen them
the past two years. We found 4-6 at the intersection of Mayfield Rd and
Warrensville Ctr. in South Euclid. The birds were flying up and down
Mayfield Rd to the east of Warrensville. A pair landed on the cross piece
of a light pole and 'billing' was observed, a form of courtship.

There are American Crows in the area as well. Both species called and we
could tell the difference between them. Also when the two species were in
close proximity, it was obvious that the Fish Crows were smaller.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders
Jay Lehman

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Date: 3/25/17 2:04 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Loony Day in North Central Ohio Counties
Greetings!

I visited several reservoirs in Crawford, Heron, and Ashland Counties and
got Common Loons at all locations.

The reservoirs at Bucyrus held 6 Loons between the two.

Willard Reservoir held 3

The New London Reservoir held one.

The 3 Norwalk Reservoirs were zilch.

And last but not least Charles Mill Lake held one.

I chose all these locations because I hadn't birded any of these counties
before. If you are in those areas, they are certainly worth the stop.

If you are looking for Loons, they are out there.

Happy Birding and God Bless!

Steve J

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Date: 3/25/17 2:03 pm
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Northern Shrike
A Northern Shrike was spotted today at Liberty Park in Twinsburg this
morning. Not sure of the exact location in the park.

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Date: 3/25/17 4:54 am
From: Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks - Medina County
Woodcocks are displaying near the sledding hill (facing south from the
parking lot) at CAROLYN LUDWIG MUGRAGE PARK, near Rt 18 in Medina



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Date: 3/25/17 4:10 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CVNP Great Egret
There was a single Great Egret yesterday around 12:15pm at the Ira Beaver
Marsh. Bird was initially in the cattails at south end of the marsh. Then
flew towards the boardwalk, where it banked back south due to people on the
boardwalk, and then landed in a snag above the phragmite patch. Bird then
flew east towards the Cuyahoga River then started north, before turning
around yet again. Appeared to land in the old oxbow between the Towpath
Trail and the Cuyahoga River. Chances are, it may resume feeding at the Ira
Beaver Marsh if it hasn't left the area.

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Oh.

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Date: 3/24/17 7:51 pm
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks at Erie Bluffs
My hubby and I drove down around 7:30PM to the Bluffs off of Lane Rd.
Enjoyed the chorus of spring peepers. All the night life settling in.
Beautiful and relaxing evening. About 8PM the woodcocks started calling
and displaying. We counted 13 in a very short time. Heard a Barred Owl
call once in the distance. Had another Owl fly across the trail;
couldn't get on it fast enough with the bins. Reminded me of a
Short-eared. Saw the wing shape but it was flying away toward the lake
and circled west. Fun evening! Also ran into some friends; made for a
wonderful way to end the evening.
Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 3/24/17 3:18 pm
From: shughes3 <shughes3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] CHIPPING IN >>>
I
This past Sunday I had my first chipping sparrow on my deck with a song Sparrow and an American Tree Sparrow so I could compare them. Couldn't find my camera quick enough though. I'm in Stow, Summit County.
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-------- Original message --------From: Dean Sheldon <seedbed...> Date: 3/24/17 4:20 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <OHIO-BIRDS...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] CHIPPING IN >>>
It's right around the corner>>> First Chipping Sparrow and Rufous-Sided
Towhee here in south central Huron County (southwest of Greenwich) this
morning [24MAR].

Dean Sheldon

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Date: 3/24/17 1:25 pm
From: Dean Sheldon <seedbed...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CHIPPING IN >>>
It's right around the corner>>> First Chipping Sparrow and Rufous-Sided
Towhee here in south central Huron County (southwest of Greenwich) this
morning [24MAR].

Dean Sheldon

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Date: 3/24/17 8:49 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nesting Juncos singing on Gildersleeve Mountain
Hi,

I've had local nesting Junco's singing their Nashville Warbler, song for
the past 2 days here on Gildersleeve Mountain. Checking with others in
areas where Juncos are not a common breeding species as here, they report
migrants who will move north still hanging around.
Haans

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Date: 3/24/17 8:31 am
From: John Pogacnik <jpogacnik...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows and other migrants, Lake Erie Bluffs 3/24
There was a good movement of birds at Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark in Lake County this morning. It seems like it has been a while since we have had food migration conditions up here along the lake. There was strong southwest winds and the whole time I watched there was only a few peeks of sunshine so while there were quite a few vultures, only a few hawks were seen so far.


The best birds were a group of very vocal fish crows that were headed to the east. Their calls were loud and distinctive. Other birds of note were 2 lesser yellowlegs, 2 lesser black-backed gulls, 1 merlin, 2 purple martins, 9 tree swallows, and a savannah sparrow.


Lake Erie Bluffs Metropark--Lane Rd., Lake, Ohio, US
Mar 24, 2017 7:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weather was mostly cloudy with strong southwest winds.
57 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 26
Wood Duck 18
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 6
Greater Scaup 16
Lesser Scaup 24
Greater/Lesser Scaup 65
Bufflehead 2
Common Goldeneye 1
Hooded Merganser 2
Red-breasted Merganser 492
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 11
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 223
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 8
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Killdeer 37
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Ring-billed Gull 421
Herring Gull 220
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 One first cycle and one third cycle
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Mourning Dove 111
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 8
American Kestrel 9
Merlin 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 380
Fish Crow 1 Four very vocal fish crows were observed heading east. Their nasal calls were easily identifiable as fish crows. There were several american crows also flying in the area, but not close enough for size comparison
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 280
European Starling 145
Cedar Waxwing 6
American Tree Sparrow 11
Fox Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 22
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 156 Numerous migrant flocks of 20-30 birds were seen in several areas
Swamp Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 22
Red-winged Blackbird 1500
Eastern Meadowlark 3
Rusty Blackbird 22
Common Grackle 740
Brown-headed Cowbird 122
blackbird sp. 4000

John Pogacnik

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Date: 3/24/17 6:45 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Little Gull at Nimisila Reservoir, Summit Co
The Little Gull was still present this morning around 8-8:30, hanging out
with a few Bonaparte's Gulls in the northern third of the reservoir.
Approximate coordinates: 40.948128, -81.530213.

Good views should be possible by parking in the central lot (on E Nimisila
Rd), walking west around the gate to the trail, and then taking that trail
all the way back.

Or along Christman Rd, there are pull-offs all around, and a couple on Main
St to the west.

The Bonaparte's have been at the reservoir since at least last Saturday, so
the Little Gull may hang around for a while longer.

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Date: 3/24/17 4:36 am
From: Paul_H <000003bbe4728c00-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killbuck Marsh and Funk
Last night we had 19 species of ducks at Clark Road, Wright Marsh, the next body of water down from Wright Marsh, and Funk.

The best bird was a Eurasian Widgeon at Clark RD. There were still a surprising amount of ducks everywhere with still good amounts of Pintails. A pleasant surprise was 60+ Tundra Swans at Wright Marsh. It was impossible to get an accurate count as they were constantly moving in and out of sight behind the weeds. Another surprise were 3 Common Mergansers at Funk seen from 95.

At dusk we watched 8 Short-eared Owls fly out of the weeds on the south side of Wilderness RD.

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Date: 3/23/17 6:24 pm
From: Tom Fishburn <justachild...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga County, Coe Lake Berea: Horned Grebes, Scaup, Redhead, Gadwall, Hooded Mergansers (photos)
This evening a fair number of birds on the water at Coe Lake including several Scaup, Horned Grebes (breeding and non-breeding). Also, a Redhead pair, a Gadwall twosome, and a few Hooded Mergansers.


Photos can be viewed at this link:


https://fowlman1954.smugmug.com/Nature/2017-Out-and-About-in-Ohio/2017-23rd-March-Coe-Lake/i-gqRSp9p



Tom Fishburn
Berea, OH
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"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it,
but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:8
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better launched alone on the infinite bewilderment of truth, than perish on the splendid plenty of the richest creeds." Henry Drummond (1851-1897)

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Date: 3/23/17 3:41 pm
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Little Gull - Summit Co
A Little Gull was reported seen this morning at Nimisila Reservoir in
Summit Co, on the southeastern part of the reservoir, around the area of
Christman and Comet Rd. ID was confirmed with photos.

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Date: 3/22/17 6:20 pm
From: Casey Tucker <tuckercasey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Avian Research Conference-Hold the Date!
Hi All!


This is a quick announcement that this year's Ohio Avian Research Conference will be held on Saturday, October 14th.


This will be the fifth consecutive year for this conference and it will be held once again at Denison University's Samson-Talbot Biological Building.


Ohio's conference is one of the first regional conferences recognized by the American Ornithological Society (formerly the American Ornithologist's Union & Cooper Ornithological Society).


This conference is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of birds, expand your identification skills, make conservation connections, and generally enjoy a good time and positive camaraderie....and the food is not bad either.


So mark Saturday, October 14th on your calendar and watch for subsequent conference-related news and announcements in the coming months.


Best!


Casey Tucker

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Date: 3/22/17 4:05 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bath Nature Preserve
A quick after work hike at the Bath Nature Preserve, Bath, Summit County.

In the Garden Bowl Pond/Wetland: 2 Tundra Swan, 6 Wood Duck, 6 Mallard, 8
Green-winged Teal.

Field next to Garden Bowl: flushed 1 American Woodcock.

Field west of South Woods: 1 Eastern Meadowlark singing.

Also N. Spring Peepers & W. Chorus Frogs calling despite 32-degree weather.

Douglas W. & Michelle Vogus, Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 3/22/17 8:42 am
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea
I saw the Redheads on Sunday along with Greater Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, Common Loon, Gadwall and what I identified one as a Horned Grebe with light, golden ear tufts showing. Hope someone can confirm.

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Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:16 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea

Pair of Redheads sighted at northern end of lake; some species of Grebe
hanging around in northern end (usually in the middle of that end) and
another one in the middle of the southern end as well. Can't identify,
maybe some else can.

Hooded Mergansers and Common Loon (second one spotted a few days ago) in
southern end of lake; Scaups still present in northern end.

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Date: 3/22/17 7:19 am
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks (Stark Co)
Within the last week or so, American Woodcock have also been appearing at Erie Street Cemetery (Cuyahoga County). Best of birding!

Patty McKelvey
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Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

> On Mar 22, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Gilbert DiSanto <gilbertino8...> wrote:
>
> Woodcocks calling in Novelty as well.
>
>> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Jon Cefus <jcefus...> wrote:
>>
>> Hello!
>>
>> Once again, the Woodcocks are calling and doing display flights at Sippo
>> Lake Park in Stark Co.
>>
>> Park at the Exploration Gateway lower parking lot by the bike rental
>> station and picnic shelter on 12th St. Walk briefly on the gravel path and
>> then cross the footbridge headed west. Turn right at the end of the bridge
>> and you're there.
>>
>> I had at least 3 calling (maybe 5) at 8 pm. Peepers and Chorus Frogs were
>> singing too.
>>
>> The bridge is getting worn and can be slick, so be mindful.
>>
>> Happy birding!
>>
>> Jon Cefus
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/22/17 7:13 am
From: Gilbert DiSanto <gilbertino8...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks (Stark Co)
Woodcocks calling in Novelty as well.

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:52 PM, Jon Cefus <jcefus...> wrote:

> Hello!
>
> Once again, the Woodcocks are calling and doing display flights at Sippo
> Lake Park in Stark Co.
>
> Park at the Exploration Gateway lower parking lot by the bike rental
> station and picnic shelter on 12th St. Walk briefly on the gravel path and
> then cross the footbridge headed west. Turn right at the end of the bridge
> and you're there.
>
> I had at least 3 calling (maybe 5) at 8 pm. Peepers and Chorus Frogs were
> singing too.
>
> The bridge is getting worn and can be slick, so be mindful.
>
> Happy birding!
>
> Jon Cefus
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 3/21/17 6:44 pm
From: Holly Lynn <hollymlynn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Short-eared Owls
3 Short-eared Owls were still present at the Lorain County Airport
tonight. All three were active around 7:00 pm for over half an hour before
the sun set. We posted pictures on eBird.

Holly Lynn
Vermilion

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Date: 3/21/17 5:52 pm
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks (Stark Co)
Hello!

Once again, the Woodcocks are calling and doing display flights at Sippo Lake Park in Stark Co.

Park at the Exploration Gateway lower parking lot by the bike rental station and picnic shelter on 12th St. Walk briefly on the gravel path and then cross the footbridge headed west. Turn right at the end of the bridge and you're there.

I had at least 3 calling (maybe 5) at 8 pm. Peepers and Chorus Frogs were singing too.

The bridge is getting worn and can be slick, so be mindful.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus

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Date: 3/21/17 5:36 pm
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcocks
This evening I made a quick stop at Chagrin River Park in Willoughby.  Checking the field at the Erie Rd. entrance from 8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  There were 3 seperate woodcocks calling and displaying!!  I've seen one in the same area last year, but three!!  Very exciting!!  If you aren't familiar with this park, it is perhaps 1/2 mile north of downtown Willoughby.
Mary HueyWilloughby

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Date: 3/21/17 5:04 pm
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek - Pickaway County - Surf Scoters, Red-throated Loon
Deer Creek was hopping today. The dam area held at least 30 Common Loons,
25 or more Horned Grebes (many in transitional plumage), one Red-throated
Loon (first seen by Bob Royse) and 6 Surf Scoters (also seen first by Bob)
- 1 male, 5 female/1st winter. They were seen between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Other birds seen around the lake - immature Bald Eagle, Osprey at platform,
lots of Red-breasted Mergansers, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers,
Buffleheads, Pied-billed Grebes, Ruddy Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks,
Green-winged Teal. Two Eastern Phoebes and a few Tree Swallows were
found. Ring-billed, Bonaparte's and Herring Gulls were seen.

In the wetlands off Egypt Pike, there were loads of Redheads and Gadwall,
Northern Shovelers, Ring-necked Ducks, American Widgeon, Lesser Scaup,
Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads, Mallards,Green-winged Teal, Hooded Mergansers,
Red-breasted Mergansers, a few Wood Ducks and Pied-billed Grebes. A few
Am. Tree Sparrows and 2 Fox Sparrows were seen.

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH

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Date: 3/21/17 4:07 pm
From: Brian Menker <00000181ea064de6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe photos-Clark County
Sorry I didn't sign my first email about the Buck Creek Eared Grebe.
I put in an eBird checklist with two photos that I took with my phone through a binocular lens. Not great, but diagnostic. It may not be on the sightings map yet depending on the rarity review.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35336974


Brian Menker
Dayton/Springfield
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Date: 3/21/17 3:58 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Stow
Oboy! The Carolina Wrens are back at my feeder.

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Date: 3/21/17 2:52 pm
From: Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pine warbler Logan County
Well, it must be spring. I have a pine warbler singing in the evergreens in my side yard right now.

Near West Mansfield OH

Elayna

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Date: 3/21/17 1:40 pm
From: Brian Menker <00000181ea064de6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe-Clark county Yes
The Eared Grebe was not at the Marina, but right at the Boat Ramp at Buck Creek SP from 4:15- 4:30 this afternoon. It was very close to shore at several points and swimming and diving a lot. When I left, it was still fairly close, hanging in the area by the no wake buoy and the wooden-post fishing attractor unit.
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Date: 3/21/17 10:36 am
From: Jeff Peters <jeffrey.peters...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe at Buck Creek State Park
There is an Eared Grebe at Buck Creek State Park in Clark Co. Observed at the Marina yesterday and today. Also, lots of Common Loons, Horned Grebes, Red-breasted Mergansers, and Bonaparte's Gulls, among other birds.

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Date: 3/21/17 10:17 am
From: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Redhead and a couple of Grebes on Coe Lake in Berea
Pair of Redheads sighted at northern end of lake; some species of Grebe
hanging around in northern end (usually in the middle of that end) and
another one in the middle of the southern end as well. Can't identify,
maybe some else can.

Hooded Mergansers and Common Loon (second one spotted a few days ago) in
southern end of lake; Scaups still present in northern end.

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Date: 3/20/17 2:02 pm
From: Brad Perkins <bperkins75...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dillon Lake Loons, Golden Eyes, Horned Grebe's, Red Breasted Mergansers, etc.
A quick stop at the SR 146 boat ramp this morning as the sun rose at Dillon Lake in Muskingum County produced:

2 Common Loons calling to each other, one at close range

2 Common Golden Eyes, FOY

6 Buffleheads

2 Horned Grebe's

A few Mallards

Dozens of Red Breasted Mergansers and Scaups, Ring Billed and Bonaparts​ Gulls

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Date: 3/20/17 12:49 pm
From: Linda Woolard <woolardl...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] loons
Using a scope on Buckeye Lake just east of Cranberry Bog, a raft of more
than 200 common mergansers- many displaying- and 14 common loons, 1 horned
grebe, 1 cormorant, 1 bald eagle, and 2 hooded mergansers. On Maple Bay, 8
hooded mergansers, 4 coots, 8 northern shovelers, 2 great blue herons.

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Date: 3/20/17 12:26 pm
From: Margaret Bowman <mbowman...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoters - Huron Co.
Surf Scoters at Willard Reservoir, seen Monday, March 20, around 10 a.m. Southern Huron County, GPS coordinates: 41.063287,-82.6628784. The four scoters were in the back towards the woods, near that brick structure close to the overflow spillway.



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Date: 3/20/17 7:19 am
From: Emily Keeler <00000132ab489587-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoters - Hargus Lake
I saw the same, 2 F 1M, at Slate Run Wetlands around 2 p.m.

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> On Sunday 3/19/17 Three (3) SURF SCOTERS were present at AW Marion SP on Hargus Lake in Pickaway County between 9 and 10 AM. Two (2) males and one (1) female.
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Date: 3/20/17 6:32 am
From: Ben Crow <Ben.Crow...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoters - Hargus Lake
On Sunday 3/19/17 Three (3) SURF SCOTERS were present at AW Marion SP on Hargus Lake in Pickaway County between 9 and 10 AM. Two (2) males and one (1) female.

My buddy Mike snapped a photo which is available.

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Date: 3/20/17 6:27 am
From: Michael Nierzejewski <bronko...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Golden eagle near ashtabula county
The Sam Wharram Nature Club field tripped to the Pymatuning reservoir sunday the 19th. Although there was a lot of ice present, we still had good numbers of ducks. The best sighting occurred when we crossed the state line to the Hartstown ponds in Pa. A juvenile golden eagle gave us an up close flyby, driving a hundred or so tundra swans into the air. After circling us a few times, the eagle perched in the trees beyond the water. It flew into another tree a couple hundred yards away and was witnessed by about 10 birders. The eagle looked to be third year as it was missing the white wrist patches. A complete species list follows.

Horned grebe
Bufflehead
C. Loon
Tundra swan
Gadwall
N. Shoveler
Am. Widgeon
Hooded merganser
GW teal
Redhead
Ring neck
GB Heron
Wilsons snipe
RL Hawk
Kestrel
Bald eagle
Mallard
Meadowlark
N. Harrier
RT Hawk
Sandhill crane

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Date: 3/19/17 8:07 pm
From: Steve Hughes <shughes3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Mergansers
There was a raft of 20 Common Mergansers on the Gorge Lake in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County today.

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Date: 3/19/17 6:24 pm
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Short-eared Owls at Lorain County Airport
Had a great evening at Lorain County Airport. The first Owl appeared at
6:30PM. A Northern Harrier was playing cat and mouse with it. Nice
meeting you Susan! The next two Owls appeared at 7PM. Watched them for
the next hour. They came to say goodbye at 7:45PM giving a grand finale
flying near the road and one landed on the fence.
Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 3/19/17 4:30 pm
From: Chris Pierce <c.pierce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pleasant Hills Lake and Funk Bottoms
The previously reported Red-necked Grebe was seen at Pleasant Hills Lake along with a dozen Common Loons and others this morning. Also, a single Eurasian Wigeon was spotted from the Funk observation deck along with a lot of other ducks and raptors.

Chris Pierce

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Date: 3/19/17 2:36 pm
From: Andrew & Annette Boose <boose...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hoover Reservoir
Common Loon. Mudflats boardwalk viewing area; Galena, OH

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Date: 3/19/17 2:34 pm
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Loons at Deer Creek SP--Pickaway County
Others have reported large numbers of Common Loons today. We found 8 at Deer Creek, mostly in breeding plumage. This was flagged as a high count at this location by eBird. Three began simultaneously yodeling for a few minutes, which is always a thrill. We also tallied 19 Horned Grebes together in one flotilla, 9 American Pipits, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 3 Greater Yellowlegs, and 8 Bonaparte’s Gulls.
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Date: 3/19/17 2:34 pm
From: Andrew & Annette Boose <boose...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hoover Reservoir
Common Loon. Hoover mudflats boardwalk viewing area-Galena, OH

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Date: 3/19/17 2:19 pm
From: Komjati Design <dkomjati...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Loons And Horned Grebes in Medina County
About a dozen+ Loons on Lake Medina and some are vocalizing. Also 2 dozen+ Horned Grebes! Chippewa Lake has 7 Loons at last count that arrived today.

Diana and Tim Komjati
Chippewa Lake

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Date: 3/19/17 1:52 pm
From: Simpson, Bruce <simpson...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park-waterfowl, songbirds
Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of I 270 and Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit

Below is a list of some of the Birds seen in the last week

Lake Trail
Woodpeckers
Red-headed
Hairy
N Flicker
Pileated
Hawks
Red-tailed

Sparrows
White-throated
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Carolina Wren
E Towhee
E Bluebird

Thoreau Lake
Mallards
A Black Duck
Gadwall
Hooded Merganser
N Shoveler
Belted KIngfisher
Red-shouldered Hawk
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
N Shoveler
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
Amertican Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup



Nature Center
Sparrows
A Tree
White-throated
Dark-eyed Junco
Fox
Hairy Woodpecker
Carolina Wren
Hermit Thrush

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Nature Center
614-895-6221 <(614)%20895-6221>

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in
Columbus

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Date: 3/19/17 12:15 pm
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Loons - Carroll Co.
Hello!

I had 11 Common Loons, all appeared in breeding plumage, on Atwood Lake in Carroll County around midday. I had 1 across the line in Tuscarawas Co. for a total of 12. There appears to have been good numbers of Loons on the move last night. Horned Grebes continue in decent numbers as well. Hooded Mergansers have also been appearing at most of the spots I've been checking.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.

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Date: 3/19/17 11:19 am
From: Ernie Cornelius <ecornelius1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Loons
There were 12, 11 breeding plumage and 1 non breeding, at Nimisila Reservoir today 3/19 at around 12:30 viewed from the boat launch on S Main St. lot #2.

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Date: 3/18/17 7:39 pm
From: Jim Tomko <jwtomkood...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Redheads Portage Cy.
For the last 4 days there have been between 24 and 45 Redheads on a partially frozen pond at the St. Rt. 82 entrance to a development called the Lakes of Aurora. About an equal number of drakes and hens. Seems odd to find them on such a small body of water. They are so close that binoculars are not even needed!

Jim Tomko

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Date: 3/18/17 6:14 pm
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcock, rain, dancing, yes
Was sitting in the rain on our prairie deck at 8:00 this evening, when I did, in fact, hear a woodcock "dancing", or in its mating flight. So, yes, woodcock apparently do "dance" in the rain. This is the third evening this week I've heard them, but the first time in two or three years.
Another question might be what I was doing sitting in the rain on such a miserable evening. Ask the dogs. They get very upset if they don't get to go to the prairie, regardless of the weather. So, they pester me until I go. They usually win, but I wouldn't call it a loss for me.


Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Date: 3/18/17 5:45 pm
From: Steve Hughes <shughes3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hooded Merganser, Silver Springs Dog Park Lake, Summit County.
A single Male Hooded Merganser was hanging out on the Silver Springs Dog Park lake off Stow Rd. in Stow today.
Steve Hughes Stow, Summit

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Date: 3/18/17 4:25 pm
From: Mark Vass <000001e9902b144b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snow Buntings - Ashtabula Co.
This afternoon there were four Snow Buntings at the Pymatuning Reservoir causeway parking lot

Mark Vass
Ambridge,Pa.

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Date: 3/18/17 2:16 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: [Ohio-birds] Eurasian widgeon
Killbuck area Wayne county.

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> Where's this? City? County? Any other details?
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> V/r
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> Jeremy Dominguez
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>> Right now. Valley rd north of Clark.
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Date: 3/18/17 2:12 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eurasian widgeon
Right now. Valley rd north of Clark.

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Date: 3/18/17 1:53 pm
From: Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ross's Goose on South Bass Island
Elizabeth Heineman found and photographed a Ross's Goose with a bunch of Canada geese on the grounds of the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial this morning on South Bass Island. She also got a photo Wednesday of a fox sparrow at her feeder.

Lots of horned grebes, common goldeneye, bufflehead, displaying red-breasted mergansers, around the island as well as a few hooded mergansers.

Lisa Brohl

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Date: 3/18/17 1:33 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nimisila Pine Warbler
Had a male Pine Warbler singing along Christman Rd. on east side of
Nimisila Reservoir today.

Plenty of waterfowl on Nimisila Reservoir right now, including the male
Surf Scoter first spotted by Terry & Barb Sponseller and posted again by
Brian Tinker.

Along with his aforementioned ducks, there were 23 Gadwall near the
Christman & Comet Rd. intersection (east backwaters). Good numbers of
Bufflehead and Hooded Merganser, 2 Greater Scaup among the 200+ Lesser
Scaup - probably more than just two greaters. Handful of Common Goldeneye,
Ruddy Duck, and a pair of male Green-winged Teal. 2 Pied-billed Grebe as
well, and about 6 Horned Grebe. Adult Bald Eagle sitting (standing) on the
Osprey nest on the big island. Only one present at time and does not appear
to be actually nesting.

One Common Loon persists at Summit Lake now and there were 49 Horned Grebe
present there as well, though we did not check the southern end as thorough
as the north, probably 55+ grebes at Summit Lake now.

Nesmith Lake had 6 Northern Shoveler.

Springfield Lake had skim-ice on it, managed one Turkey Vulture.

Quail Hollow State Park had a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks. Their Visitor
Center has a few injured raptors on display, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks, a
pair of Barred Owls, and one Great Horned Owl, proving that "free as a
bird" doesn't hold up when Man enters the equation.

Douglas W. & Michelle Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 3/18/17 12:51 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke County eagle and others
This morning:
Saw an adult eagle today at Woods Road in Darke County. This is between
Ansonia and Rossburg. There were also Gr. W Teal, N. Shovelers, Gadwalls
and Mallards. One Ring billed Gull and 2 C. geese.

Also at Elroy on the western end of Elroy Ansonia Road had 3 snipe.

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Date: 3/18/17 11:06 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,3-18 not 3-19
Much as I would like to be prescient about what I'll find the next day, I'm not :-)

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Date: 3/18/17 11:03 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,3-19:waterfowlSurge
Waterfowl continued their recent strong showing in central Ohio, this morning at Alum Creek Lake. The big flocks were divers, but other waterfowl showed good diversity if not numbers. I stopped at the Dam, New Galena boat ramp, Plumb Rd access, SummerRidge access, Cheshire boat ramp, and Berlin Station access, and had waterfowl flocks at every stop. Included among the hordes were:

Lesser Scaup - the dominant species, with 600+ over the morning
Greater Scaup - small #s mixed in with the Lessers, perhaps 25 in all
Redhead - declining, but still had 40+ at the Dam and a few elsewhere
Canvasback - 3 were with the scaup at Berlin Station access
Ring-necked Ducks - small group in many locations, perhaps 80+ for the morning
Bufflehead - good numbers, with small flocks at every stop, totaling probably 50 birds
Red-br.Merganser - only 1, at Berlin Station access
Hooded Mergansers - a few pair at Berlin Station
Ruddy Ducks - 6 with the scaup at Berlin Station
Mallards - small flocks in many locations
Black Ducks - 5-6 with the flock off New Galena
N.Shovelers - 2 off Berlin Station
Green-winged Teal - 6 off Berlin Station
Blue-winged Teal - 2 males were with the flock in the pond at the start of SummerRidge access
Amer.Wigeon - 2 pairs were in the pond at the start of SummerRidge access
Gadwall - small flocks in many locations, totaling 40+ birds
N.Pintail - a pair was in the bay off Berlin Station access
HornedGrebes - small #s at every stop, totaling 24
Common Loons - 2 Spring-plumaged adults, one at the Dam another at SummerRidge access

Landbirds were not as interesting, but I did have a juvie Bald Eagle at Berlin Station access and a Cooper's Hawk soaring at Plumb Rd access, as well as 2 Fox Sparrows at SummerRidge access, single Tree Sparrows at SummerRidge and Cheshire, a pipit at the Dam, and Yellow-rumped Warblers at many locations.

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Date: 3/18/17 9:30 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
We can learn a lot from publications, but talking with other Ohio
birders can provide extra enlightenment. I got replies from seven others
on this topic after I asked. Crossbills are irregular in their
movements; sometimes it seems a few are taking advantage of mild winters
here, but generally it is only food shortages in the north that govern
their movements. Only very seldom do they hang around to nest in Ohio;
Peterjohn (2001:556) offers a few examples.
Several folks pointed to larger numbers once every few years--2012-13
was one example some observers mentioned--and it seems these flocks
gather in response to winter food shortages up north and show up in the
US, sometimes quite far south. Climate change seems likely to gradually
curtail these invasions. I will not forget the sunny winter days when my
wife and I sat on the back deck and watched crossbills feeding on
hemlock cones only inches away; we humans were no more frightening to
them than reindeer.
Thanks, Bill Whan



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Date: 3/18/17 7:31 am
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Loon and Hooded Mergansers and MORE at Coe Lake, Berea
The common loon is still at Coe Lake. It is in the far south section along with five greater scaups.
A northern shoveler flew in when I was walking in that area, too. It seemed to have a difficult time negotiating the ice.
The hooded mergansers are all the way in the back the southeast corner. There were four of them. Two males and two females.
Close to the gazebo in the main lake were three horned grebes. One had a lot of its full breeding plumage.
There were four American black ducks in with the mallards.
Two herring gulls were making a lot of noise.
I had a Cooper's hawk fly by as I was walking through the parking lot.

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Date: 3/18/17 6:48 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nimisila Reservoir - Surf Scoter
Male Surf Scoter still present toward eastern side of the dam on the
southern edge of Nimisila Reservoir. Also a handful of Canvasback, Am
Wigeon, Goldeneye, Horned Grebes, several hundred Scaup, and lots of
Redheads and Ring-necked Ducks.

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Date: 3/17/17 12:55 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Pleasant Hill Lake(Ashland County) Red-necked Grebe, YES!
That should be Richland County, not Ashland

On Mar 17, 2017 3:50 PM, "Steve Jones" <sjlarue1...> wrote:

> Lots of Grebes, Loons, and Merge here at Pleasant Hill Lake...Found the
> afore mentioned Red-necked Grebe(on the Facebook page Ohio Chase Birds) at
> the Covert Rd. boat ramp. Five Common l Loons also spotted from the Dam
> area toward the bend. Hooded and Red-breasted Mergansers scattered
> throughout and 3 Bonaparte Gulls were flying around the lake...
>
> Lovely day off.
>
> Full list below
>
> Happy birding and God bless,
>
> Steve J
>
> Pleasant Hill Lake
> Mar 17, 2017
> 2:19 PM
> Traveling
> 15.00 miles
> 72 minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments:
>
> 57 Canada Goose
> 2 Bufflehead
> 9 Hooded Merganser
> 30 Red-breasted Merganser
> 5 Common Loon
> 2 Pied-billed Grebe
> 35 Horned Grebe
> 1 Red-necked Grebe
> 1 Bald Eagle
> 1 Killdeer
> 3 Bonaparte's Gull
> 9 Ring-billed Gull
> 12 American Crow
> 3 Song Sparrow
>
> Number of Taxa: 14
>
>

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Date: 3/17/17 12:50 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pleasant Hill Lake(Ashland County) Red-necked Grebe, YES!
Lots of Grebes, Loons, and Merge here at Pleasant Hill Lake...Found the
afore mentioned Red-necked Grebe(on the Facebook page Ohio Chase Birds) at
the Covert Rd. boat ramp. Five Common l Loons also spotted from the Dam
area toward the bend. Hooded and Red-breasted Mergansers scattered
throughout and 3 Bonaparte Gulls were flying around the lake...

Lovely day off.

Full list below

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

Pleasant Hill Lake
Mar 17, 2017
2:19 PM
Traveling
15.00 miles
72 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

57 Canada Goose
2 Bufflehead
9 Hooded Merganser
30 Red-breasted Merganser
5 Common Loon
2 Pied-billed Grebe
35 Horned Grebe
1 Red-necked Grebe
1 Bald Eagle
1 Killdeer
3 Bonaparte's Gull
9 Ring-billed Gull
12 American Crow
3 Song Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 14

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Date: 3/17/17 10:36 am
From: Terry Sponseller <tsbs...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Surf Scoter, Nimisila Reservoir 3/17
There is a male Surf Scoter in with a nice group of diving ducks at the east end of the dam at Nimisila Reservoir in Summit County. You can park in the lot on Main St. and walk along the dam to get a closer look.
Terry and Barb Sponseller

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Date: 3/17/17 9:05 am
From: Matt <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] LaDue Waterfowl - Geauga County
WOW! What a great day for waterfowl at LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County. You should try to get here this weekend - a scope helps but the bulk of the ducks can be seen from Valley Road. Start your viewing at the boat house and go north to keep the sun behind you. 18 species of waterfowl so far. As I write this I am seeing my first Common Loon of 2017. 2 Trumpeter Swans are here for the second day in a row. Eagles sitting on nest (north side of dam - nest tree to the right of spillway).

Matt Valencic

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Date: 3/17/17 8:30 am
From: Karen Martens <karen.h.martens...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wood ducks
Just saw my first wood ducks on the Olentangy River by Whetstone Park in
the Clintonville area of Columbus.

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Date: 3/17/17 8:02 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Lake Waterfowl 03/17
Waterfowl are plentiful currently at Summit Lake (Akron). Lake is
completely open, most waterfowl is at the north end of the lake.


1. Canada Goose - 18
2. American Wigeon - 4
3. Mallard - 20+
4. Northern Shoveler - 30+
5. Ring-necked Duck - 50+
6. Lesser Scaup - 2
7. Hooded Merganser - 50+
8. Ruddy Duck - 20+
9. Pied-billed Grebe - 2
10. Horned Grebe - 16
11. Common Loon - 2


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 3/17/17 7:24 am
From: Amalee W <theonlyamalee...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rain & woodcocks?
Has anyone seen woodcocks displaying in light rain before? I'm planning on going out tonight, but there is a 40-70% chance of light rain occurring form 7-9 pm tonight in my area. I don't want to take a group of people out in the rain if there is no woodcock activity. Let me know if you have had success in the rain before. Thanks!


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Date: 3/17/17 7:20 am
From: William Hull <mangoverde...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
Bill,
I personally have not seen either in SW Ohio since the 2012/2013
irruption of both species.

I even had White-winged as a yard bird that year.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mangoverde/8706707185/in/photolist-j4YQep-ego9H8-ego9FR-imauUU

Regards,
Bill Hull
Cincinnati

On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
> I'm curious to know if anyone has seen crossbills in Ohio this season. I
> don't recall any recorded reports from last winter, either. FYI below are
> central Ohio records taken from my book on the region's birds going way
> back...
> Bill Whan
>
> Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra. Rare and seemingly more erratic than the
> following species, in cold weather, with a few interesting occurences in
> other seasons as well. Wheaton wrote: “I saw a specimen said to have been
> taken in this vicinity in the winter of 1859-60,” and noted the acquisition,
> via Oliver Davie, of “a male shot with a pistol by C. Hinman from a flock of
> 8-10 in conifers in his Columbus garden” on the intriguing date of 18 June
> 1878 (Wheaton 1879:62), now OSUM #2162, which A. R. Phillips (tag data)
> identified as L. c. neogaea. Three were at Green Lawn Cemetery 12/18/1925
> with siskins (Thomas 1926). OSUM #10234 is a window-kill, its crop filled
> with pine seeds, from 4/2/1964 (CD 4/20/1964) on Hamilton Road, which three
> different crossbill experts have identified variously as L. c. pusilla, L.
> c. benti, and L. c. neogaea on museum tags. Subsequent studies have found
> that differences in calls, rather than plumage and measurements, are more
> reliable in subspecies identifications. D. Borror taped a calling flock
> that grew to 15 at Blendon Woods 4/12-16/1970 (WCB 16:37). E. S. Thomas
> observed one eating white pine seeds in Clintonville on the unexpected date
> of 8/27/1972 (WCB 18:24); 5-6 were observed elsewhere in town that day (AB
> 27(1):70), with one seen the ensuing winter at a Clintonville birdbath on
> 2/24/1973. There is another August record, from the 30th in 1985 (AB
> 40(1):123), and one from September on the 29th in 1979 (OC 2(3):26). Bent
> (237(1):512) gives an early normal arrival in Columbus of 10/11. Local
> reports come from ten months of the year. More recently, in 2009 one was
> reported heard and seen on 3/28 in Hilliard (NAB 63(3):429) and another on
> 2/3 at Green Lawn Cemetery (fide G. Stauffer). In 2012, the same location
> hosted at least seven on 11/26/2012 (ph. I. Shulgina). Maximum 20 on
> 1/31/1976 (AFN 30(3):727). A pair in Ross County in April 1973 (Thomson
> 1983:235) provided Ohio’s only confirmed nesting, which was apparently
> unsuccessful.
>
> White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera. Seemingly unknown to our area’s
> nineteenth-century observers, but present in appreciable numbers here during
> occasional winter incursions from the north since, most recently in 2012-13.
> At such times their flocks are partial to conifer seeds, both on the tree
> and the ground, as well as fruits of sweetgums. Groves of fruiting mature
> trees are preferred. One visited Green Lawn Cemetery 1/3/1920 (OSMSB 27),
> where 20+ were present 1/31/1976 (AB 30(3):727) and as many in certain later
> years. One was singing 2/5/1996 (OC 19(2):51), and two found 12/8/1997 (OC
> 21(2):49), an example of rarely-seen incursions in consecutive winters. A
> late crossbill report came from 4/29/1981 (OC 4(1):37). During the winter
> of 1963-64, 15 were tallied for the Columbus CBC, only the second record for
> the count; 62 were in hemlocks later on 1/19/1964, and Trautman reported one
> at Green Lawn Cemetery 2/16/64 (fide E. Thomas). The county participated in
> a memorable statewide invasion of these birds in the winter of 2008-9, with
> numerous reports, mostly involving crossbills feeding on conifers, through
> the period; this incursion alone raised the number of Ohio CBCs having ever
> recorded this species from 21 to 27 (Troutman 2010), and Franklin County
> hosted at least 140 reported, when especially preferred were hemlock seeds
> in ornamental plantings (OC 32(2):84). Fifteen at Green Lawn 11/8/2012 were
> the first seasonal arrivals (NAB 67(1):73), with 25-30 the next day, and
> similar sightings continued through February; 20+ were in a Clintonville
> back yard feeding on hemlocks obliviously at arm’s length away 1/21 that
> same year (pers. obs.). Specimen 1/15/1954 OSUM #9307.
>
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Date: 3/17/17 7:18 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
Hi Bill and All,

Looking at eBird there is one report of Red Crossbill, from Oak Openings in
January.

Three reports of White-winged Crossbill. Montgomery(Dayton), 2 on 2-18,
Delaware, 5 on 2-19, and Bay Village, 4 on 2-20.

Interesting how these were found in similar numbers on consecutive days
moving south to north in roughly a straight line running SW to NE.

Haans


On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> I'm curious to know if anyone has seen crossbills in Ohio this season. I
> don't recall any recorded reports from last winter, either. FYI below are
> central Ohio records taken from my book on the region's birds going way
> back...
> Bill Whan
>
> Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra. Rare and seemingly more erratic than
> the following species, in cold weather, with a few interesting occurences
> in other seasons as well. Wheaton wrote: “I saw a specimen said to have
> been taken in this vicinity in the winter of 1859-60,” and noted the
> acquisition, via Oliver Davie, of “a male shot with a pistol by C. Hinman
> from a flock of 8-10 in conifers in his Columbus garden” on the intriguing
> date of 18 June 1878 (Wheaton 1879:62), now OSUM #2162, which A. R.
> Phillips (tag data) identified as L. c. neogaea. Three were at Green Lawn
> Cemetery 12/18/1925 with siskins (Thomas 1926). OSUM #10234 is a
> window-kill, its crop filled with pine seeds, from 4/2/1964 (CD 4/20/1964)
> on Hamilton Road, which three different crossbill experts have identified
> variously as L. c. pusilla, L. c. benti, and L. c. neogaea on museum tags.
> Subsequent studies have found that differences in calls, rather than
> plumage and measurements, are more reliable in subspecies identifications.
> D. Borror taped a calling flock that grew to 15 at Blendon Woods
> 4/12-16/1970 (WCB 16:37). E. S. Thomas observed one eating white pine
> seeds in Clintonville on the unexpected date of 8/27/1972 (WCB 18:24); 5-6
> were observed elsewhere in town that day (AB 27(1):70), with one seen the
> ensuing winter at a Clintonville birdbath on 2/24/1973. There is another
> August record, from the 30th in 1985 (AB 40(1):123), and one from September
> on the 29th in 1979 (OC 2(3):26). Bent (237(1):512) gives an early normal
> arrival in Columbus of 10/11. Local reports come from ten months of the
> year. More recently, in 2009 one was reported heard and seen on 3/28 in
> Hilliard (NAB 63(3):429) and another on 2/3 at Green Lawn Cemetery (fide G.
> Stauffer). In 2012, the same location hosted at least seven on 11/26/2012
> (ph. I. Shulgina). Maximum 20 on 1/31/1976 (AFN 30(3):727). A pair in Ross
> County in April 1973 (Thomson 1983:235) provided Ohio’s only confirmed
> nesting, which was apparently unsuccessful.
>
> White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera. Seemingly unknown to our
> area’s nineteenth-century observers, but present in appreciable numbers
> here during occasional winter incursions from the north since, most
> recently in 2012-13. At such times their flocks are partial to conifer
> seeds, both on the tree and the ground, as well as fruits of sweetgums.
> Groves of fruiting mature trees are preferred. One visited Green Lawn
> Cemetery 1/3/1920 (OSMSB 27), where 20+ were present 1/31/1976 (AB
> 30(3):727) and as many in certain later years. One was singing 2/5/1996 (OC
> 19(2):51), and two found 12/8/1997 (OC 21(2):49), an example of rarely-seen
> incursions in consecutive winters. A late crossbill report came from
> 4/29/1981 (OC 4(1):37). During the winter of 1963-64, 15 were tallied for
> the Columbus CBC, only the second record for the count; 62 were in hemlocks
> later on 1/19/1964, and Trautman reported one at Green Lawn Cemetery
> 2/16/64 (fide E. Thomas). The county participated in a memorable statewide
> invasion of these birds in the winter of 2008-9, with numerous reports,
> mostly involving crossbills feeding on conifers, through the period; this
> incursion alone raised the number of Ohio CBCs having ever recorded this
> species from 21 to 27 (Troutman 2010), and Franklin County hosted at least
> 140 reported, when especially preferred were hemlock seeds in ornamental
> plantings (OC 32(2):84). Fifteen at Green Lawn 11/8/2012 were the first
> seasonal arrivals (NAB 67(1):73), with 25-30 the next day, and similar
> sightings continued through February; 20+ were in a Clintonville back yard
> feeding on hemlocks obliviously at arm’s length away 1/21 that same year
> (pers. obs.). Specimen 1/15/1954 OSUM #9307.
>
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Date: 3/17/17 6:56 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Crossbills?
I'm curious to know if anyone has seen crossbills in Ohio this season. I
don't recall any recorded reports from last winter, either. FYI below
are central Ohio records taken from my book on the region's birds going
way back...
Bill Whan

Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra. Rare and seemingly more erratic than
the following species, in cold weather, with a few interesting
occurences in other seasons as well. Wheaton wrote: “I saw a specimen
said to have been taken in this vicinity in the winter of 1859-60,” and
noted the acquisition, via Oliver Davie, of “a male shot with a pistol
by C. Hinman from a flock of 8-10 in conifers in his Columbus garden” on
the intriguing date of 18 June 1878 (Wheaton 1879:62), now OSUM #2162,
which A. R. Phillips (tag data) identified as L. c. neogaea. Three were
at Green Lawn Cemetery 12/18/1925 with siskins (Thomas 1926). OSUM
#10234 is a window-kill, its crop filled with pine seeds, from 4/2/1964
(CD 4/20/1964) on Hamilton Road, which three different crossbill experts
have identified variously as L. c. pusilla, L. c. benti, and L. c.
neogaea on museum tags. Subsequent studies have found that differences
in calls, rather than plumage and measurements, are more reliable in
subspecies identifications. D. Borror taped a calling flock that grew
to 15 at Blendon Woods 4/12-16/1970 (WCB 16:37). E. S. Thomas observed
one eating white pine seeds in Clintonville on the unexpected date of
8/27/1972 (WCB 18:24); 5-6 were observed elsewhere in town that day (AB
27(1):70), with one seen the ensuing winter at a Clintonville birdbath
on 2/24/1973. There is another August record, from the 30th in 1985 (AB
40(1):123), and one from September on the 29th in 1979 (OC 2(3):26).
Bent (237(1):512) gives an early normal arrival in Columbus of 10/11.
Local reports come from ten months of the year. More recently, in 2009
one was reported heard and seen on 3/28 in Hilliard (NAB 63(3):429) and
another on 2/3 at Green Lawn Cemetery (fide G. Stauffer). In 2012, the
same location hosted at least seven on 11/26/2012 (ph. I. Shulgina).
Maximum 20 on 1/31/1976 (AFN 30(3):727). A pair in Ross County in April
1973 (Thomson 1983:235) provided Ohio’s only confirmed nesting, which
was apparently unsuccessful.

White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera. Seemingly unknown to our
area’s nineteenth-century observers, but present in appreciable numbers
here during occasional winter incursions from the north since, most
recently in 2012-13. At such times their flocks are partial to conifer
seeds, both on the tree and the ground, as well as fruits of sweetgums.
Groves of fruiting mature trees are preferred. One visited Green Lawn
Cemetery 1/3/1920 (OSMSB 27), where 20+ were present 1/31/1976 (AB
30(3):727) and as many in certain later years. One was singing 2/5/1996
(OC 19(2):51), and two found 12/8/1997 (OC 21(2):49), an example of
rarely-seen incursions in consecutive winters. A late crossbill report
came from 4/29/1981 (OC 4(1):37). During the winter of 1963-64, 15 were
tallied for the Columbus CBC, only the second record for the count; 62
were in hemlocks later on 1/19/1964, and Trautman reported one at Green
Lawn Cemetery 2/16/64 (fide E. Thomas). The county participated in a
memorable statewide invasion of these birds in the winter of 2008-9,
with numerous reports, mostly involving crossbills feeding on conifers,
through the period; this incursion alone raised the number of Ohio CBCs
having ever recorded this species from 21 to 27 (Troutman 2010), and
Franklin County hosted at least 140 reported, when especially preferred
were hemlock seeds in ornamental plantings (OC 32(2):84). Fifteen at
Green Lawn 11/8/2012 were the first seasonal arrivals (NAB 67(1):73),
with 25-30 the next day, and similar sightings continued through
February; 20+ were in a Clintonville back yard feeding on hemlocks
obliviously at arm’s length away 1/21 that same year (pers. obs.).
Specimen 1/15/1954 OSUM #9307.

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Date: 3/16/17 5:37 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,3-16:waterfowl,RustyBlackbird
I stopped by several access points at Hoover Reservoir this afternoon, and was treated to small clusters of migrating waterfowl. I started at Oxbow Island, and went south through Mudhen Marsh, the Sunbury Causeway, Maxtown boat ramp, Walnut St. Boat ramp, and the Dam. Small groups of waterfowl were in almost all of the small wind=protected bays, and the list included

Mallards - (abundant)
Green-winged Teal - pairs at several locations
N.Shovelers - a foursome off Oxbow Island
Gadwalls - a trio off Walnut St. Boat Ramp
Redhead - a few off Walnut St. ramp
Bufflehead - small #s in many locations
Red-br.Merganser - 50+, with most in a flock above the Dam
Hooded Mergansers - small numbers at Mudhen Marsh
Ruddy Ducks - flocks at Oxbow Island (35) & Maxtown ramp (40), with 1-3 at most other sites
Horned Grebes - 20+ over all sites; the dam had the high of 8
Pied-billed Grebes - 5 over several sites
CommonLoon - a beautiful spring-plumaged bird off Oxbow Island
Cormorants - 3 off Oxbow Island, and another 2 off the Sunbury bridge
Coots - a nice flock of 65 were around the pond and inlet at Mudhen Marsh
Gulls - scarce elsewhere, but the dam & marina had 220+ Ring-bills, 2 Herring, and 10 Bonaparte's

Landbirds were much less impressive, but the Eagle Nest across from Oxbow Island was/is occupied, small #s of Turkey Vultures were at every stop, and there was a nice male Rusty Blackbird around the parking area at the Maxtown boat ramp

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Date: 3/16/17 10:55 am
From: Kathy Shank <kshank...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Loon and Hooded Mergansers at Coe Lake, Berea
One Common Loon sighted on south-central end of lake; seven Hooded
Mergansers (four beautiful males) in same area, a little west of the
loon and close to the southern bank. I believe there were a few Greater
Scaups as well on the northern end, but they were far away. --Kathy
Shank, Berea

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Date: 3/15/17 7:10 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SharonWoods,Columbus,3-15:TreeSwallows,Phoebe
The recent cold snap has slowed, but not stopped, Spring migration here in central Ohio. I stopped at Sharon Woods today, and found it bustling with birds, despite the bone-chilling wind. Notables for 2 hours included:

Ducks - Shrock Lake was open and had Ring-necked Ducks, Lesser Scaup, and Bufflehead, along with geese
Vultures - 2-3 Turkey Vultures were floating over the park in the cold wind
WildTurkeys - at least 2 were along the Thomas Trail, scratching for nuts and acorns
E.Phoebe - 1 was sitting on one of the docks at Shrock lake, looking for chilled insects
Tree Swallows - 4-5 were swirling over the Lake surface, looking for any hatching insects
Yellow-rumped Warblers - had 4 at several different spots along the trails
Tree Sparrows - still 4 of them lingering in the alders around the Shrock lake shore
E.Towhee - had 5 in different spots along the trails.
Blackbirds - few Red-wings, but a small flock of grackles was turning leaves along the Thomas Trail

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Date: 3/15/17 3:18 pm
From: Susanna <susanna...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sharp-shinned Hawk in Columbus yard
Had a Sharp-shinned Hawk in backyard pine tree this afternoon in almost
exact spot where one perched in late December. I didn't notice until my
final fuzzy photo that this one may have a silver band on its ankle.

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Date: 3/15/17 1:25 pm
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Grebe
All present at 4:00. There were close to a dozen Horned Grebes, a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers, and a raft of Ruddy Ducks as well.

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> There is a Red-necked Grebe at Pleasant Hill Lake, west of Perrysville. We
> observed it from the Covert Rd. access - just off point. This road is to
> the west of the marina/beach entrance. Also present are several Horned
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Date: 3/15/17 9:46 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Grebe
There is a Red-necked Grebe at Pleasant Hill Lake, west of Perrysville. We
observed it from the Covert Rd. access - just off point. This road is to
the west of the marina/beach entrance. Also present are several Horned
Grebes, one Common Loon and several Bonaparte's Gulls.

Doreene Linzell
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Date: 3/15/17 9:01 am
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] ducks at Spring Valley Wildlife Area, March 15
Spring Valley Lake today is partly frozen over, but is hosting hundreds of
ducks, including many shovelers, mallards, gadwalls, Am. widgeon, and a
least 1 pintail. They are all at the far end of the lake from the parking
lot, up against the cattails, so scope is needed. Also saw an immature
bald eagle buzzing the diving duck flocks on the nearby gravel pit lake.

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Date: 3/15/17 8:26 am
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] SPAM!!
Yesterday we got one too...if you ever get one from Ohio Birds, it will
probably be Spam since the Listserv sends the email with the original
poster's name and email.

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Date: 3/15/17 5:15 am
From: Liz McQuaid <prwarbler...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SPAM!!
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Date: 3/15/17 5:15 am
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Subject: [Ohio-birds] {Spam?} Re: [Ohio-birds] just for you
Has Ohio birds been hacked?

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Subject: [Ohio-birds] {Spam?} Re: information
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Date: 3/14/17 10:58 am
From: Susanna <susanna...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] E Towhee still in Columbus yard
Hosting male Eastern Towhee for 6 days now in cramped SW Columbus yard.
Usually have one for only a couple days, so I'm guessing the drop in temp
has stranded him. He's even come onto patio a couple times, then bowled
through juncos under feeders and went into brush pile.

Red-breasted Nuthatch at patio today I assume is same individual we've had
all winter.

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Date: 3/13/17 2:03 pm
From: Brad Perkins <bperkins75...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Loon and Mergansers at Dillon State Park in Muskingum County.
There is currently one Common Loon and several Red Breasted Mergansers​, along with a few Common and Hooded Mergansers visible from the SR 146 boat ramp. A few other waterfowl species also present.

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Date: 3/13/17 8:56 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ivory Gull deceased
FYI before you make the trip to Flint MI, the Ivory Gull was found deceased
this morning. No apparent injury. UM personnel are collecting it.

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Date: 3/13/17 6:32 am
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 2 Fox Sparrows
Had 2 Fox Sparrows this morning scuffling around beneath the feeders in the yard.
Paul Graham

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Date: 3/12/17 7:47 pm
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pickerington Ponds -- ducks and more
Sunday afternoon at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park southwest of Columbus had a good variety of waterfowl. Viewed from the observation points at Wood Duck, Arrowhead Marsh, Ellis Pond, and Ellis Pond, I found 12 anatid species: Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black Duck, American Wigeon, Gadwall, and Canada Goose. Also, Pied-billed Grebe and American Coot. Landbird variety was good as well and included an Eastern Meadowlark and a few Tree Swallows.

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Date: 3/12/17 2:44 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greenlawn-to-Hilliard,3-12:Red-br.Nuthatches,Sparrows
I stopped by the Greenlawn Cemetery this morning and had good birds, what you might expect for this date, including 2 Red-br.Nuthatches, a Sapsucker, 2 Chipping Sparrows, and 1 Fox Sparrow (singing in the Ravine).

Afterwards I drove over to check out the Clover Goff Greenbelt in Hilliard, which has been a sparrow mecca all winter, especially at Spindler Park. It's still good, and I had 9 species of sparrow, including Tree, Field, Song, Swamp, 2 Fox, White-throated, White-crowned, Towhee, Junco. There was also another Red-br. Nuthatch in an isolated stand of conifers in nearby Franks Park, so these little guys may be on the move.

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Date: 3/12/17 10:44 am
From: John-C-Seiler <jseiler6200...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Barred Owl
Barred Owl Sighted On: Mar 12, 2017 1:43:16 PM

Darby Creek Metro Park

Latitude: 39.8855041, Longitude: -83.21680484
Altitude: 825 ft

Map Location Using Google Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.8855041,-83.21680484&ll=39.8855041,-83.21680484

Address: Darby Creek Trail,Grove City, OH 43123,USA

Ancient Trail left right side of trail closest to the river. Just in the woods.

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Sent By: Report Bird Location Mobile App: @Copy Right 2015 John Seiler

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Date: 3/12/17 8:22 am
From: Ryan Milhouse <milhouseryan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] yard sparrows this am
Sent from my iPhone

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> in addition to the usual suspects (Cardinals, Robins, Blue Jays, House Sparrows, Starlings, RB Woodpeckers, WB Nuthatches, Car Chickadees, etc.) - had Song Sparrow, WT Sparrow and for the first time a Fox Sparrow just a few minutes ago feeding on the ground
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Date: 3/12/17 6:40 am
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] yard sparrows this am
in addition to the usual suspects (Cardinals, Robins, Blue Jays, House Sparrows, Starlings, RB Woodpeckers, WB Nuthatches, Car Chickadees, etc.) - had Song Sparrow, WT Sparrow and for the first time a Fox Sparrow just a few minutes ago feeding on the ground
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Date: 3/11/17 6:13 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke County report ducks, etc.
Today the Darke Co. birders went on their annual duck drive. We checked out
several wet areas/ponds in western and northern Darke Co. Ducks/birds
included Gr. and Bl. wing teal, mallards, Hooded Mergansers, Buffleheads,
Red heads, Ringnecks, L. Scaup, A. Widgeon, Pintail, Shovelers, Gadwalls,
Canvasbacks, Can. Geese, Horned Grebe. N. Harriers, Redtail Hawks, Snipes,
E. Meadowlarks, Fox Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, etc.

Tonight a few of us walked at a private farm/woods:
4 woodcocks flying
1 screech owl
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Phoebe
Bluebirds

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Date: 3/11/17 3:43 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fish Crows (38) in Lakewood
Hi all, just a few minutes ago I had 38 Fish Crows with 10 American Crows at the Get Go at the corner of Bunts and Detroit in Lakewood. Sound recording on Ohio Chase Birds on Facebook

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 3/11/17 10:56 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Alum-Delaware,3-11:ducks,harrier
I visited several areas north of Columbus in the cold this morning, focusing on the north end of Alum Creek lake (Howard Rd and Hogback Rd) and the south end of Delaware lake (Panhandle Rd and the Dam area). Most of the shallow pools & marshes at Alum Creek lake and the Delaware Wildlife Area were iced over (it was 17 F on my car thermometer), so waterfowl were concentrated in the few open water areas. Notables included:

Lesser Scaup - a flock of 120 was in Delaware reservoir off Panhandle Rd, while another 30 were off Howard Rd bridge at Alum Creek Lake
Ring-necked Duck - 10 were with the scaup off Panhandle Rd
Mergansers - Howard Rd bridge at Alum Creek Lake had 4 Hooded and 1 Common, while 6 Red-breasted were north of the Delaware Dam.
N.Harrier - 1 was searching the marshes along Panhandle Rd
Bonaparte's Gulls - small numbers were on the Delaware reservoir both off Panhandle Rd and off the Dam.
E.Bluebirds - a few were at almost every stop
Water Pipit - 1 was along the dike at the southern portion of Pandhandle Rd
Field Sparrows - 2 were at River Run Park along the Olentangy River south of the Delaware Dam
Tree Sparrows - small numbers at many locations, especially in the scrubby areas of the Delaware Wildlife Area
Fox Sparrow - 1 was in the swamp at the east end of Leonardsburg Rd in the Delaware Wildlife Area
Blackbirds - Red-wings & grackles were widespread, and the first small flocks of Cowbirds were at several different locations.

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Date: 3/11/17 10:33 am
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcock, Muskingum Co. - quantitative and qualitative observations
Some observations and musings:

I am leaving for a week and a half of business in California on Monday.
This means I will miss a period of impending spring here on the farm on
Flint Ridge, western Muskingum County.

Last night the moon was nearly full. I finished up taking care of the
sheep, horses and goat about 6:45. It was a lovely sunset. The temperature
was 30F and a brisk breeze was blowing, setting the tube feeders to
pendulate, but I decided to hike out to the back forty to check out the
woodcocks again, because it might be my last chance this "Spring." Jane
arrived home from her Zanesville art studio just as I was leaving. Her
first comment was, "It's cold." I asked if she wanted to join me. She
smiled knowingly, and said, "That's OK. Go enjoy yourself."

I hike the quarter mile up the hill and out the tributary ridge to our
campfire and picnic table site, where I have a small shed with some
supplies. I grabbed a folding lawn/camp chair for my observations, planning
to give my arthritic knees a break (standing in the cold and all...)

As I arrived at the shed I could hear a woodcock peenting exuberantly from
the successional field beyond, just as I had on March 5th. But this time
the calls seems quite rapid-fire, maybe more so than I have ever heard. I
wondered if this signaled a greater urgency, do to either the presence of a
female, or perhaps the colder temperatures. I sat down at the top of the
trail that slightly descends from the clearing, and listened through the
familiar cycle: peenting, followed by the whistling wings of ascent and
descent. A couple times I managed to catch a glimpse of the bird as he
circled the sky. When he landed in the weeds, as expected, he resumed his
peenting. Because it was so rapid-fire, in my opinion, I decided to
actually quantify the rate. I took out my iPhone and used the stopwatch
function, tallying 45.8 seconds for 20 peents, a rate of one every two and
a quarter seconds.

Has anyone had similar data or experience? I haven't researched this at
all, I'm just asking.

When the bird took flight again I walked down the trail a short distance to
a spot I thought was close to his previous landing. I have done this
before, in previous years. Once I was so lucky than a woodcock landed only
a few feet from me, on the mowed trailed, and I was able to actually watch
a peenting woodcock in the moonlight, an experience I will never forget. It
was not so this time, but when when he landed I would guess he was about 25
feet away.

This time the peenting was not quite as frantic, perhaps because he was
aware that the scene had changed, and a large inquisitive primate was
sitting on a chair in the trail. The wind was cold, I opted to keep my
gloves on and my phone in my pocket. I wanted to remain as unobtrusive as
possible. So I just sat there drinking the beauty of the dimming sunset,
Orion brightening, the calls of the bird of my interest, and the overall
tranquility of the whole setting.

I sat there chilling (figuratively and literally) through another two
woodcock cycles, just a short time really, but so fulfilling. Then I
ascended back up the trail, put the chair away, and walked across the windy
pasture back to the house. I know I was smiling in the moonlight.

Life is good. This is why we bird.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Date: 3/10/17 4:16 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Tree Swallow
Carol Hathaway reported seeing 2 tree swallow flying over their family farm
pond just south of Greenville.

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Date: 3/10/17 1:49 pm
From: Susanna <susanna...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Chipping Sparrow, E. Towhee in Columbus yard
I heard a Chipping Sparrow earlier this week and finally saw one under
feeders today. Yesterday a male Eastern Towhee visited the backyard for at
least half the day, announcing his presence. Still have Red-breasted
Nuthatch and Juncos, not surprisingly.



Susanna Heideman

SW Columbus / Galloway, Franklin County OH


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Date: 3/10/17 8:47 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird Hotspots are active


Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Crawford County

Stevens Rd. @ OH-98 Skypools (roadside access only)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Stevens+Road+OH-98+Skypools



Cuyahoga County

Veterans Memorial Park, Parma

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Veterans+Memorial+Park+Parma



Delaware County

O'Shaughnessy Reservoir--Boater Education Facility, Area C

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/O'Shaughnessy+Reservoir--Boater+Education+Facility+Area+C
<http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/O%27Shaughnessy+Reservoir--Boater+Education+Facility+Area+C>



Erie County

Shoreline Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shoreline+Park



Fairfield County

Coyote Run (restricted access)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Coyote+Run

Birders are welcome but must arrange to meet the managers on a first visit.
Please see info on webpage above for contact information.



Greene County

Karohl Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Karohl+Park



Pickaway County

Slate Run Metro Park--Bobolink Grassland Trail

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Slate+Run+Metro+Park--Bobolink+Grassland+Trail



Wayne County

Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area--Railroad @ Willow Road

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Killbuck+Marsh+Wildlife+Area--Railroad+Willow+Road

Ken Ostermiller
eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio​

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Date: 3/10/17 5:33 am
From: H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Short-eared Owl and Laughing Gull
Put this under, anything can happen in the birding world... Had to go
to Cleveland Museum of Natural History yesterday and bird the way home
to Tiffin. Cleveland lakefront was a little slow. But along US 6
just before the Cuyahoga-Lorain county line, in a residential area
close to Lake Erie, I noticed a crow harassing a raptor which I
thought at first was a Red-tail but as the bird began to try to
escape, I realized it was a Short-eared Owl. All of this was above
the tree tops at 12:30 PM and not a field to be seen... The owl
continued north and, I assume, out over Lake Erie.

At the Lorain marina, I found the reported adult Laughing Gull resting
on one of the sets of docks. There were 100's of Ring-billed Gulls
resting on these docks but this individual was resting by itself.

Tom

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Tiffin, Ohio
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Date: 3/9/17 6:55 pm
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Buck Creek State Park
We looked over the lake at Buck Creek State Park in Clark County this
morning. There were lots of gulls but we didn't find any unusual species.
The dominate bird was Horned Grebe. We saw about 100 of them. We also saw
several species of ducks including American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler,
Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser,
Red-breasted Merganser, and Ruddy Duck. We also saw a couple Pied-billed
Grebes and a Common Loon. We also saw our first Tree Swallow of the year. A
bridge on Old Columbus Road is out just west of Grant Road so it is a longer
drive to get from the north end of the lake to the south end of the lake.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 3/9/17 5:55 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] O'ShaughnessyReservoir,3-09:Redheads,Vultures,Waxwings
I checked several areas around this reservoir northwest of Columbus, and didn't find too much migrant movement. I stopped at Pylon Point at the north end, around the Home Road bridge in the middle, and at the dam at the south end, along with a side trip to Traphagen Preserve. Notables included:

Redheads - a modest flock of 30 was above the dam
Green-winged teal - 2 of them were feeding off Pylon Point (Area P)
Turkey Vultures - small #s everywhere, with 16 at the dam the high number
Red-shouldered hawk - 1 was calling in Traphagen, an unusual location for them
Amer.Kestrel - 1 was in a field along Home Rd east of the reservoir
Gulls - oddly, not a single one of any species was on the reservoir
Pileated Woodpecker - 1 was calling in Traphagen woods
E.Bluebirds - pairs were at many locations along the reservoir
Cedar Waxwings - a small flock of 8 was perched in shrubs at Area L below the Home Road bridge
Tree Sparrows - 4 were still around Pylon Point
Swamp Sparrow - 1 was in the marsh at Pylon Point
Blackbirds - small #s of Red-wings and grackles were everywhere

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Date: 3/9/17 4:26 pm
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Akron Merlin remains at Greenlawn Cemetery 9 March 2017
I hadn’t seen the Merlin for several days, between either not being able to stop to look or nature being uncooperative, like with the high winds we had yesterday.

Today when I stopped to look, two American Crows were perched in the Merlin’s favored conifer. As I started to look for it, it flew in and tried to regain its perch without success. It flew to a conifer in Section N/O along the northern border of the cemetery and perched there for a while. Then it left and I resumed my search, relocating it on the stanchion in Section K. It stayed there long enough for me to digiscope some photos I have again included with my eBird report.

Finally, the crows moved on and the Merlin moved to the top of its preferred conifer in Section G shortly before I left at 6:02 pm.

Kathy Mock
Barberton, OH

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Date: 3/9/17 9:46 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Harlequin Duck
The first year male Harlequin Duck originally found by Nancy Anderson and
Jay Lehman is still present at Sims Park in Euclid. The bird is to the east
of the pier at the left end of a long string of goldeneye. We observed it
from the cliff to the right of the path leading from the parking lot to the
pier. A scope is essential.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders.

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Date: 3/9/17 7:58 am
From: Vincent Capozziello <vcapozziello...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike at Magee Marsh
A Northern Shrike is still being seen this morning along the causeway at
Magee Marsh.

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Date: 3/8/17 12:13 pm
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] black scoter still at Caesar Creek
The single male black scoter was still on Caesar Creek Lake at 10:00 this
morning, spotted again from the end of the Harveysburg Road. It was
swimming and diving by itself in the chop kicked up by the stiff breeze,
close enough to shore to be visible with the naked eye.

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Date: 3/6/17 7:16 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] rainyHoover,3-06:Mergansers,TreeSparrows
An afternoon drive along the west shore of Hoover, with stops at Maxtown, Area F, Walnut boat launch, and the Dam & spillway, found little in the way of migrants in an intermittent drizzle. The lower reservoir had few waterbirds, save for a flock of ducks just above the dam. Notables included:

Lesser Scaup - small group of 16 above the dam
Red-br.Mergansers - a nice flock of 70 strung out along the east shore above the dam
Horned Grebes - 8 were above the dam
Bonaparte's Gulls - at least 10 were hanging around the duck flock above the dam.
Woodpeckers - few along Hoover shore, but nearby Inniswood had 1 Pileated and 1 Red-headed
Yellow-rumped Warblers - 1-2 were at Maxtown and below the Dam
Tree Sparrows - 3 were still below the dam, including one singing
Grackles - a flock was hanging around Maxtown boat launch

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Date: 3/6/17 6:29 pm
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ducks at LaDue Reservoir, Geauga County
Friends and I spent a pleasant hour birding along the north shoreline of LaDue late this morning. There were several large groups of mixed ducks close to the shoreline which included several hundred each of Redhead and Ring-neck Ducks along with less than 50 each of Scaup and Coot.  Canvasback, Pintails, Bufflehead, and Pied-billed Grebes were scattered among them in single digit numbers plus modest numbers of Canada Geese and Mallards.  There was also one Horned Grebe.   The smaller ponds on the north side of the road had small numbers of Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck, and American Widgeon. 
A young eagle -- third year perhaps -- flushed the ducks a couple times and while we would have enjoyed the sight of him grabbing one, he wasn't successful.
Mary HueyWilloughby, Ohio

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Date: 3/6/17 2:53 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
MARCH 05, 2017 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: Usual morning and afternoon routes (east and west sides in the
morning, back side in the afternoon), except where closed due to eagle
nesting.
TIME: 8:00am - 12:10pm; 1:40pm - 6:00pm TEMP.: 25 ~ 46 COND.: Cold early,
winds E/NE at 5-15mph; turning mostly sunny and warmer. Most impoundments
about two-thirds open; Lake Erie ice-free. OBS. EAST: Steve Borgis, Bill
Ohlsen, Jim Reyda. OBS. WEST: Katie Clink, Brittany Daniels, Linda Katz,
Jennifer
Keuhn, Jim Koppen, Donna Kuhn, Dave & Kim Myles, Sharon Newell, Ed Pierce,
Tony Szilagye, Douglas W. Vogus. OBS. AFTERNOON: Bob Bartolatta,
Katie Clink, Claire Johnson, Jennifer Keuhn, Jim Koppen, Donna Kuhn, Dave
Myles, Sharon Newell, Ed Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 5 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 5
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 4
3. Common Muskrat - 2
4. Mink - 1
5. White-tailed Deer - 4


II. BIRDS: 72 SPECIES, 1 EXOTIC/ESCAPE, 8,952 TOTAL BIRDS.

1. Greater White-fronted Goose - 20
2. Snow Goose - 1 (white morph)
3. Canada Goose - 876
4. Mute Swan - 1
5. Trumpeter Swan - 104 (neckband "3A8 - green)
6. Tundra Swan - 1,346
7. Wood Duck - 2
8. Gadwall - 321
9. American Wigeon - 67
10. American Black Duck - 68
11. Mallard - 1,405
12. Northern Shoveler - 77
13. Northern Pintail - 581
14. Green-winged Teal - 274
15. Redhead - 17
16. Ring-necked Duck - 356
17. Greater Scaup - 5
18. Lesser Scaup - 30
19. Bufflehead - 7
20. Common Goldeneye - 8
21. Hooded Merganser - 26
22. Common Merganser - 134
23. Red-breasted Merganser - 6
24. Ruddy Duck - 12
25. Pied-billed Grebe - 3
26. Rock Pigeon - 2
27. Mourning Dove - 17
28. American Coot - 16
29. Sandhill Crane - 36
30. Killdeer - 121
31. Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 (seen by Jim Koppen at the Boss Unit)
32. American Woodcock - 1
33. Ring-billed Gull - 359
34. Herring Gull - 27
35. Great Blue Heron - 26
36. Black-crowned Night-Heron - 2 (immature)
37. Bald Eagle - 10 (6 adult,4 immature)
38. Northern Harrier - 13
39. Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
40. Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
41. Red-tailed Hawk - 22
42. Great Horned Owl - 4 (3 nests)
43. Long-eared Owl - 1
44. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 14
45. Downy Woodpecker - 14
46. Hairy Woodpecker - 2
47. Northern Flicker - 2
48. Northern Shrike - 1
49. Blue Jay - 33
50. American Crow - 15
51. Horned Lark - 14
52. Tree Swallow - 1
53. Black-capped Chickadee - 7
54. Tufted Titmouse - 4
55. Eastern Bluebird - 2
56. American Robin - 16
57. European Starling - 124
58. House Sparrow - 69
59. House Finch - 2
60. American Goldfinch - 6
61. Lapland Longspur - 12 (Adam Grimm Prairie)
62. American Tree Sparrow - 193
63. Savannah Sparrow - 1 (Stange Prairie)
64. Song Sparrow - 34
65. White-throated Sparrow - 2
66. Dark-eyed Junco - 59
67. Northern Cardinal - 45
68. Red-winged Blackbird - 1,703
69. Eastern Meadowlark - 3 (2 in Adam Grimm Prairie & 1 in Stange
Prairie)
70. Rusty Blackbird - 16
71. Common Grackle - 101
72. Brown-headed Cowbird - 49

escape/exotic: Greylag Goose - 1 (in with a flock of 13 Canada Geese)

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 3/5/17 3:56 pm
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Woodcock, Muskingum Co.
It's not exactly news, since they've been around the state for a while now.
But since it's a reasonably warm evening, and my knees don't hurt too much,
I decided to walk the quarter mile out to my "back forty," which is really
about six acres of successional field, to see if I could experience the
annual spectacle of woodcocks. It has not disappointed, since for the last
fifteen minutes I have been enjoying at least one individual peenting and
engaging in his courtship flight.

Always a delight.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Date: 3/5/17 3:43 pm
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black Vultures roosting flock
Tonight in Worthington (Franklin Co.) at the intersection of Morning and New England Streets - there are at least 41 Black Vultures in the trees.
Paul Graham

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Date: 3/5/17 3:18 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] interesting mix of birds in St Martin
With apologies if this post is considered inappropriate for this venue.

We just returned from a first ever week in St Martin (Caribbean).
This is a small (34 sq mi) mountainous, tropical island (18 deg N latitude).
Many salt ponds, no fresh water. Cactus, palms, many assorted trees.
Brought our binoculars and saw 30 species of birds while not
relaxing at the beach. Mix of birds seen and not seen in Ohio.

"Ohio" birds seen:

great egret - abundant
snowy egret - many
Eurasian collared dove - many
rock dove - many
black crowned night heron - a few
common gallinule - a few
ruddy turnstone - 5
sanderling - 3
great blue heron - 2
kestrel - 1
coot - 1
killdeer - 1
yellow warbler - 1
glossy ibis - 1

non-Ohio birds:

brown pelican - ubiquitous
Zenaida dove - ubiquitous
magnificent frigatebird - abundant
bananaquit - abundant
Carib grackle - abundant
gray kingbird - many
brown booby - several
royal tern - several
white cheeked pintail - 3
common ground dove - 2
black faced grassquit - 2
green throated Carib hummingbird - 2
American oystercatcher - 1
Lesser Antillean bullfinch - 1

plus many chickens roaming wild, and
1 unidentified large white goose/swan-like bird
(in the distance) with 3 fuzzy yellowish young.

Among those species not seen:
gulls, crows, sparrows.

The breadth and narrowness of range of various birds is amazing.

- the Cohens

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Date: 3/5/17 1:31 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] urbanScioto,Columbus,3-05:divingDucks
I did a quick check of several spots along the Scioto river around Columbus, starting with Haul & Hart Rds, then north to Scioto Audubon, COnfluence Park, Grandview, and Marble Cliff. Despite the beautiful morning, early migrants were no much in evidence, save for some diving ducks. Notables included:

Ring-necked Ducks - small flocks at several locations, topped by 14 at Hart Rd quarry
Redhead - 1 large flock of over 200 birds on Watermark Lake
Bufflehead - 5 on Watermark Lake
Hooded Mergansers - pairs in several locations
Mute Swans - 2 at Haul Rd, and 1 in the river at Scioto Audubon
cormorants - 6 at Scioto Audubon; another 1 at Haul Rd
Killdeer - 1-2 at several spots; no other shorebirds
Golden-cr.Kinglets - small numbers in riparian woods at Scioto Audubon and Marble Cliff
Tree Sparrow - 1 still lingering around Hart Rd
Swamp Sparrow - 1 was still in the phragmites marsh at Haul Rd
blackbirds - Red-wings widespread; grackle flock at Scioto Audubon

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Date: 3/5/17 11:13 am
From: Helen Ostermiller <hostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Another early arrival
At Funk Bottoms this morning, across from the road to the Observation
Tower, were a Lesser Yellowlegs, a flock of Rusty Blackbirds, and ducks,
including Wood Ducks. The Yellowlegs seemed awfully early. The only other
shorebird seen in the larger area were Killdeer.

Helen Ostermiller

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Date: 3/5/17 11:03 am
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] black scoter on Caesar Creek Lake, Warren County, March 5
A single male black scoter was with a flock of about 50 scaup and redheads,
viewed in excellent light from the end of the Harveysburg Road. Birds were
pretty far out on the lake, but orange bill of the scoter was quite
apparent with 60X on the scope. At one point a boat flushed the flock and
the scoter peeled off from the rest, coming in closer settling near a group
of 6-8 buffleheads.

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Date: 3/5/17 10:26 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Washington County - Newport Barn Swallow, etc.
Hello All,


I was birding yesterday in the Newport/Newell's Run area with the Brooks Bird Club of WV, and we encountered a VERY early Barn Swallow at the farm that is bordered by OH-Rt 7 and Greene Street in the middle of town.


At Newell's Run on Friday the 3rd, I had a Great Egret, which apparently is a continuing bird. Yesterday, on the 4th, 5-6 Yellow-rumped Warblers were present. On both days, there were 6-10 Pied-billed Grebes, Gadwalls and Hooded Mergs.


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

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Date: 3/4/17 10:08 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] AlumCreekLake,3-04:waterfowl,eagles
Waterfowl migration seems to have burst open in a big way here in central Ohio, if this morning at Alum Creek reservoir is any indication. I stopped at New Galena, the beach area, old Lewis Center Rd, Hollenback Rd & marina, Cheshire boat launch, and Berlin Station access, and had flocks of diving ducks at every stop, along with a smattering of other 'migrants'. Included among the notables were:

Lesser Scaup - most common diver, with 600+ birds, over all shore sites
Greater Scaup - mixed in with the flocks in small numbers, 30+ total
Redhead - also abundant, with nearly 400 birds
Ring-necked Ducks - small #s in every flock, perhaps 100 in all
Bufflehead - a flock of 5 off the beach
ComGoldeneye - only 1, off the beach
Red-br.Mergansers - 10+, mostly by themselves
Hooded Merganser - 4
Trumpeter Swan - 1 was off the beach area
Canada Geese - small flocks at every stop
Wigeon - 6+ at two of the stops
Green-winged Teal - 3 along the shore at New Galena

Bald Eagles - a juvenile was soaring over Cheshire causeway, while an adult was perched along the shore north of Berlin Access
Gulls - 250 Ring-bills were on the beach, with smaller #s elsewhere, while 8 Bonapartes were along the Cheshire causeway
N.Flickers - good movement, with 3-5 at nearly every stop
E.Bluebirds - small #s at both New Galena and the Visitor's Center areas
Mockingbird - at least one along the dike at the east end of the dam
Yellow-rumped Warblers - small #s at most stops, topped by 5 near Hollenback Dog Park
Blackbirds - Redwings everywhere, but also had a few small flocks of grackles and 2-3 cowbirds.

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Date: 3/4/17 2:31 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
MARCH 03, 2017 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.
ROUTE: Red Lock Trailhead south to Merriman Valley. TIME: 6:55am - 3:55pm
TEMP.: 26 ~ 31
COND.: Chilly and sunny early, but a coldfront moved in from the NW at
7:45am turning very gray, clouding out sun; light snow starting at 8:30am
changing to steady snow;
total white-out conditions from 9:10am to 10:10am with zero visibilty;
cloudy turning partly cloudy from 11:15am to 11:40am, turning cloudy again
from 11:40am until 12:00pm;
then light snow with low visibility from 12:00pm to 1:35pm; snow ending and
cloudy from 1:35pm to 2:25pm; clearing out to a clouds/sun mix with blue
skies until end of census.
TRAIL COND.: Covered with 3 to 4 inches of snow at start; river
erosion-control construction still ongoing along trail near north end of
Stanford Swamp; snow depth diminishing
as we headed south; many sticks & branches littering the trail from 60mph
winds earlier in the week; two large trees across trail just north of
Peninsula need cleared; no snow
on trail from just south of Hunt Farm Visitor Center until end; last
section from Botzum to Merriman Valley very muddy with some standing water.
RIVER COND.: Higher than normal from rain earlier in the week.
FT.MI.: 13.51 OBS.: John Henry & Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 7 SPECIES, 28 TOTAL MAMMALS.

1. Eastern Chipmunk - 1
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 2
3. Red Squirrel - 11
4. Common Muskrat - 1
5. Coyote - 1 (below Ohio Turnpike at Stumpy Basin)
6. Common Raccoon - 1
7. White-tailed Deer - 11 (doe)


II. BIRDS: 46 SPECIES, 906 TOTAL BIRDS.
(NOTE: ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was heard calling but not
sexed)

1. Canada Goose - 102
2. Wood Duck - 7 (5m,2f)
3. American Black Duck - 16 (8m,8f)
4. Mallard - 16 (10m,6f)
5. Northern Pintail - 1 (m - at Ira Beaver Marsh)
6. Redhead - 5 (4m,1f - at Dover Pond)
7. Ring-necked Duck - 5 (4m,1f - at Ira Beaver Marsh)
8. Rock Pigeon - 3
9. Mourning Dove - 3
10. Killdeer - 1
11. Ring-billed Gull - 13
12. Great Blue Heron - 1
13. Cooper's Hawk - 1 (f)
14. Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
15. Red-tailed Hawk - 1
16. Eastern Screech-Owl - 1 (gray morph)
17. Belted Kingfisher - 8 (3m,4?,1*)
18. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 7 (5m,1f,1*)
19. Downy Woodpecker - 13 (4m,3f,2?,4*)
20. Hairy Woodpecker - 9 (2m,1f,6*)
21. Pileated Woodpecker - 3 (*)
22. Peregrine Falcon - 2 (1m "Trailblazer",1f "Gatewood")
23. Blue Jay - 19
24. American Crow - 68
25. Black-capped Chickadee - 22
26. Tufted Titmouse - 13
27. White-breasted Nuthatch - 20 (6m,1f,2?,11*)
28. Winter Wren - 2 (Tied Census High from 6 other occasions)
29. Carolina Wren - 9
30. Eastern Bluebird - 18 (9m,5,4?)
31. Hermit Thrush - 1 (First March Record on Census - Tied Census High
from 04/2014 & 10/2015)
32. American Robin - 59
33. European Starling - 166
34. Cedar Waxwing - 39
35. House Sparrow - 14
36. House Finch - 4 (3?,1*)
37. American Goldfinch - 3
38. American Tree Sparrow - 26
39. Fox Sparrow - 1 (First March Record on Census)
40. Song Sparrow - 43
41. White-throated Sparrow - 20
42. Dark-eyed Junco - 3 (2m,1f)
43. Northern Cardinal - 42 (29m,10f,3*)
44. Red-winged Blackbird - 57 (51m,6?)
45. Rusty Blackbird - 2 (m)
46. Common Grackle - 24

Unidentified Duck - 2
Unidentified Passerines - 10

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 3/2/17 3:46 pm
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit County Merlin, 2 March 2017
I observed the Merlin again this evening at 5:25 at Greenlawn Cemetery on Romig Rd. in Akron. It was not on its preferred perch due to the presence of about 100 rowdy American Crows. It was on a stanchion in Section K when first seen.

It flew, then eventually landed on a stanchion in Section K/L and was there when I left at 5:40 pm.

I have been submitting all my sightings of this Merlin to eBird, but eBird has not been including my sightings of Feb.21, 23, or 28 in the daily Rare Bird Alerts for some reason, although other Merlin observations in the state are being included. I’ve submitted photos, as well.

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Date: 3/2/17 1:37 pm
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fox sparrow - Muskingum Co.
This afternoon, 1:45, in the midst of a snow squall, a beautiful reddish
fox sparrow visited the ground under our northside feeders, my first fox
sparrow of 2017. Goldfinches swarmed the sunflower tubes while many
cardinals and the fox sparrow fed on the ground below.

Bob Evans
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Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Date: 3/2/17 10:49 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Merlin in Parma, Ohio - Cuyahoga County
There is a Merlin at Veterans's Memorial Park in Parma, Ohio (Cuyahoga County)
6328 State Rd, Parma, OH 44134

The bird is perched about here:
41.391838,-81.715072

It is quite calm even though a blue jay keeps flying nearby. And, a red-tailed hawk just flew right over the falcon as I am typing this.

This could be the same Merlin that Kurt Grenig reported earlier in the winter just to the east at West Creek Reservation.


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Date: 3/2/17 10:15 am
From: Leslie Sours <lmsours...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Harlequin Duck Sim's Park cuyahoga
The Harlequin Duck is still present this afternoon. It can be seen to the east from the bluff. To the west of the pier are three Long-tailed Ducks and a Black Scoter. Ben Morrison also saw an adult Iceland Gull earlier. Scope, much patience, and winter gear required! 19 mph wind and waves.

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> Larry Rosche reports the male harlequin duck is still present east of the pier off of Sim's Park in Euclid, Cuyahoga County
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Date: 3/1/17 2:33 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] ColumbusCreeks,2-28/3-01:Catbird,Red-shoulderedHawk
I spent some time each of the past 2 afternoon checking parks along Big WalnutCreek & BlacklickCreek in Gahanna & east Columbus, looking for late winter strays and early migrants. Winter strays were nearly absent, but some early migrants were prospecting for territories, including

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 was calling in Reynoldsburg Civic Park, along Blacklick Creek
TurkeyVultures - singles were overflying many spots along both creeks
E.Bluebirds - singles were at several spots along both creeks on both days
Gray Catbird - 1 was lurking in a brushpile in Price Rd Park along Big Walnut Creek in Gahanna
E.Towhee - 1 was in Price Rd Park in Gahanna
Tree Sparrow - 1 was lingering in the meadow at Galloway Preserve in Gahanna
SongSparrows - normally un-remarkable, there's been a surge in numbers in most streamside meadows, such as Price Rd Park (12+) and Reynoldsburg Civic Park (10+)

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Date: 3/1/17 6:59 am
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Cardinal wants your sightings
  Winter has ended, for The Ohio Cardinal at least.  That means it’s time send in your Decemberthrough February sightings.  They go toCraig Caldwell, 1270 W. Melrose Dr., Westlake, OH, 44145 orcraig_caldwellATsbcglobal.net (substitute the “@” symbol for “AT”).  In addition to sightings, we welcome photos,anecdotes, general interest articles, and research papers.  If you enter your sightings into eBird, youdo not need to send a report – we download all the entries directly fromCornell.  Feel free, however, to expandon items in your eBird list in a separate note to me, because I can’t look atevery note in eBird. Digital photo files, please; send prints only with priorapproval.  If you post photos toFaceBook, Flickr, or the like, you can send links to them rather than the photofiles themselves.  Photos and links go toPhoto Editor Christopher Collins, ccollins0325ATyahoo.com.  (Note the double “c”.) The deadline is March 21. Thank you in advance. Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

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Date: 2/28/17 3:00 pm
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit County Merlin, Greenlawn Cemetery, Romig Rd., Akron OH, 28 Feb 2017
I stopped by the cemetery at 5:20 pm today and the Merlin was again perched in the dead snag at the top of a conifer east of the flagpole that is in Section G.

Early morning and late afternoon seem to be the best times to find it, and that tree seems to be its preferred perch.

As Patrick Coy reported on Saturday, it left at 7:25 am. I have only seen it after 5 pm although Bill Osborne and Bob Furst found it around 4:45 pm Sunday.

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Date: 2/28/17 9:07 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wellington Reservation Lorain County
First of season Eastern Meadowlarks at the Wellington Reservation in Lorain County. 3 flying over the ponds and marshes.

Ken Ostermiller
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Date: 2/28/17 7:46 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Harlequin Duck Sim's Park cuyahoga
Larry Rosche reports the male harlequin duck is still present east of the pier off of Sim's Park in Euclid, Cuyahoga County

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Date: 2/27/17 7:29 pm
From: Bill Heck <bill.heck...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Columbus Audubon Tuesday, 7:00 pm: Birds Really Are Dinosaurs
Central Ohio birders may be interested in learning more about the
evolutionary history of our avian friends. Tomorrow evening, Tuesday,
February 28, Dale Gnidovec speaks at our Columbus Audubon monthly program.
His topic:

*Teeth, Jaws & Claws: Why Are Birds Really Carnivorous Dinosaurs?*
Dale is the curator of the Orton Museum at The Ohio State University. I can
vouch for him being a fun, dynamic speaker. He's also bringing items to
illustrate his talk; you'll have to come to see what they because I don't
know!

The program is free and open to all. It's at the Grange Insurance Audubon
Center, 505 W Whittier St, Columbus 43215. Announcements and preliminaries
start at 7:00 and Dale speaks shortly after that. Doors open and light
refreshments are available starting at 6:30. See you there!

Bill Heck

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Date: 2/27/17 4:14 pm
From: Rick Luehrs <Rluehrs...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike in Greene County
I was surprised to see a Northern Shrike at Twin Towers Park in Greene County this evening. Actually saw it first in the main parking area near the porta-potty. Then it flew into the trees to the left of the stables. It was perched in the top of a dead tree for quite a while. There were also at least 4 Eastern Meadowlarks calling nearby. Pics are on Facebook in the Rare Bird Alert area.

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Date: 2/27/17 2:46 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] urbanAlumCreek,Columbus,2-27:Eagle,Phoebe,FoxSparrows
I spent a few hours this afternoon birding around Innis Park and the bikepath south of it, finding a few interesting birds despite the overcast drizzle. Most notable were
Bald Eagle - 1 adult was flying up the creek at Innis. These birds seem to be patrolling both Big Walnut Creek and Alum Creek with regularity now.

E.Phoebe - 1 was calling along the bikepath south of Innis

BrownCreeper - 1 was calling along the creek between the bikepath and Mock Park

E.Bluebirds - several were along the bikepath south of Innis

Fox Sparrows - singles were at Innis and along the path south of there.

Blackbirds - nowhere near as common here as in outlying areas, but there were still 4-5 along the bikepath

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Date: 2/27/17 8:41 am
From: Andy Avram <ajavram...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandhill Cranes - Lake County...
Not that Sandhills are completely rare, but they aren't normally seen on the ground in Lake County. There are two in Kirtland Hills in the giant fields along the Chagrin River on Route 615 just south Route 90. They've been there since at least 8:30 this morning. Both were getting a little too close to the road for comfort, but be careful about stopping here as the police usually don't appreciate it.


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Date: 2/26/17 9:07 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Weekend wrap up Killdeer, Big Island, La Rue, and Lawrence Woods (Wyandot, Marion, and Hardin Counties)
Nothing REALLY spectacular this weekend.

Woodcocks have returned to La Rue. I hear at least 5 or 6 peenting and
flying out in the switch grass to the north west of town.

A Blue-winged Teal was on the Marion County side of the road across from
Pond 27 at Killdeer Plains(Wyandot) yesterday. Also had 130-140 Greater
White-fronted Geese in Pond 27(a). Lots of ducks, and Harriers at most of
the ponds and wet spots. The Reservoir is almost drained, and as a result
there are not that many waterfowl. Still waiting on Wood Ducks. Lots of
pipeline construction happening to the north of CH71, be careful and watch
for crews along 71. No Long-eared Owls as far as I know. I have a theory
that part of the "problem" for them is that the areas that are the
traditional grounds are also hunted quite regularly,(Deer and Varmints) so
maybe they just can't handle all the shooting, and are out looking for
quieter spots. Not the complete reason, but certainly a factor.

Big Island Wildlife Area (Marion) is kind of slow, but it is kind of
birdy. Lots of ducks hiding in the grass, not much in the open waters.
Eagles everywhere. Snipe out on Herr Road. Harriers are loving the wind,
I imagine the Short-eared Owls are not.

Lawrence Woods (Hardin) had 31 species. Basic migrants are returning
Blackbirds setting up territory, Meadowlarks are as well. Killdeer are at
every wet spot around the preserve. I took the opportunity to drive around
the perimeter of Lawrence Woods and got a couple of raptors that were
hiding out in the back. Barred Owls were calling all around the back side
of the boardwalk. Red-headed Woodpeckers are starting to really shine
again. Waiting for first wave of long distance migrants, hoping for
Yellow-bellied Woodpeckers again.

County lists below.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

54 species over the past two days.

Killdeer had 32 species:
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
American Kestrel
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
American Robin
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Sparrow

Big Island Wildlife Area had 15 species...although I am missing a checklist
somewhere...I'm missing Ring-billed Gulls from the generated lists below.

Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
Mourning Dove
American Kestrel

Lawrence Woods had 31 species:

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Pheasant
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

And I finished the day here in La Rue with American Woodcock.

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Date: 2/26/17 6:38 pm
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Delaware County Bird Club Feb 27 meeting
Guests always welcome to our bird club meetings!!



The Delaware County Bird Club meetings and program presentations take place
on the fourth Monday of each month, September through April, except in
November and December when they are held on alternate days to accommodate
the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays. Meetings are held in the lodge at
Deer Haven Preserve at 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware OH, 43015. Doors open at
the new time of 6:30 PM and programs begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed
by reports of local bird sightings and socializing.



Meeting dates can also be found on the Preservation Parks Calendar at this
link: http://www.preservationparks.com/events-calendar/ or at Columbus
Audubon calendar of events: www.columbusaudubon.org



February 27th: "Home on the Range: The Biology and Breeding Behaviors of
Prairie-Chickens" - Dr. Jackie Augustine, Associate Professor, The Ohio
State University.

Dr. Jackie Augustine will discuss the biology of Greater and Lesser
Prairie-Chickens, a species that she has been studying for almost 15 years.
These charismatic birds perform impressive displays to gain mating
opportunities. Come hear about the rolling prairie, the antics of
prairie-chickens, and the challenges of studying this declining species.




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Date: 2/26/17 5:01 pm
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Waterfowl at Cleveland Public Power on the lakeshore
I was downtown today and stopped at Cleveland Public Power on Marginal Road just east of Burke Lakefront Airport.. There was a good assortment of waterfowl out beyond the first breakwall. I was able to see some American Widgeons, Gadwalls, Scaups, Pintails Canvasbacks, Redheads and, of course, plenty of Red-breasted Mergansers. A scope would have helped as I was unable to see the ducks near the far breakwall.

If you do go there, stay close to the building and maybe wear a hood, which is what I did. The last time I was there I walked right up to the edge of the viewing area, and the ducks saw me right away. They moved away. Today, they were much less nervous. I dont think they could quite make out what I was.

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Date: 2/26/17 2:21 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] tundra swans - Geauga Co.
Just over thirty tundra swans showed up at
LaDue Reservoir today. There is also a nice assortment
of ducks. Along with abundant redheads and ringnecked
ducks, there are lots of wigeons, several canvasbacks, scaup, shovelers,
red breasted and hooded mergansers, a lone
bufflehead and a lone ruddy. Coots and several horned grebes.

Lovely to watch, fairly close in to shore, beautiful in the bright sun.

Inga Schmidt

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Date: 2/26/17 2:19 pm
From: Barrett,Robert P <rbarret...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Sandhills Cranes
Yesterday 2/25 I saw 7 cranes in SE Michigan, between Ann Arbor & the state line, from the US 23 expressway. They were flying east to west.

Dr. Bob Barrett
216 Crouse Hall
Department of Geosciences
at
University of Akron


Teaching three classes Spring Semester 2017:
Introduction to Environmental Science
World Civilizations: Latin America
Geography of Cultural Diversity



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From: Ohio birds <OHIO-BIRDS...> on behalf of Annette <waxwing...>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:35:59 AM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandhills Cranes

We had 2 Sandhill Cranes in the wetland behind our house this morning, seen from about 9:20-9:45 a.m.

Annette Webb
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Summit County

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Date: 2/26/17 11:27 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PrairieOaks,2-26:Vultures,bluebirds
A trip out to Darby Creek west of Columbus this morning yielded little in the way of new early migrants. I stopped at Clover Cemetery wetlands, Battelle-Darby Nature center, Kuhlwein wetlands, US40 Bridge, Sycamore Plains Trail, and Darby Bend Lakes. Waterbird activity was virtually nonexistant; the only interesting waterfowl were some Ring-necked Ducks at Clover Cemetery wetlands and a pair of Bufflehead at Darby Bend Lakes. The notable birds included:

Turkey Vultures - 1-2 at virtually every stop
Killdeer - small numbers at most of the open fields
BrownCreeper - at least 1 was calling along the Sycamore Plains Trail
E.Bluebirds - 1-2 at virtually every stop, including many singing males
Kinglets - only a few, with single Golden-crowns at US40 Bridge and Sycamore Plains
Tree Sparrows - still a fair-sized flock (25) at Kuhlwein wetlands
E.Meadowlark - 1 was singing at Kuhlwein wetlands
Blackbirds - Red-winged blackbirds were abundant & widespread.

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Date: 2/26/17 11:19 am
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sims Park, Euclid 2/26 Harlequin Duck/Long-tailed
This was also reported by Jay Lehman on FB but we have been looking at a male Harlequin Duck and three female Long-tailed Ducks far east of pier for awhile now at Sims Park in Euclid in Cuyahoga County.
Nancy Anderson, Richmond Hts
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Date: 2/25/17 5:17 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Groveport-to-PickPonds,2-25:TreeSwallow,waterfowl
I spent the changeable-weather morning birding south of Columbus, from around Groveport east to Pickerington Ponds, starting at Cruiser Pond, and going through Blacklick Park and Walnut Woods, before finishing at Pickerington Ponds, after which the wind & sleet made birding too much of a trial. Lots of early temperate migrants were on the bill, including

dabblers - flocks of Green-winged Teal and Gadwall were among the regular Mallards at Pick Ponds
divers - 40+ Ring-necked Ducks were diving in the wind-whipped waves of Teal Pond at Pick Ponds
BaldEagle - an adult was cruising over Walnut Woods Tall Pines area
Coots - 60+ were scattered around several areas of Pick Ponds
Killdeer - widespread, though never more than 3 in one spot
Tree Swallow - one was prospecting for nest sites at Cruiser Pond in Groveport early
BrownCreeper - rare so far this winter here, one was singing at Blacklick Park in Groveport
Golden-cr.Kinglet - scarce, but was still able to find one at Walnut Woods among the spruce copses
Tree Sparrows - scarce, but still had a few at Blacklick Park and at Pick Ponds (Glacier Ridge feeder)
Fox Sparrow - 1 was in a scrubby edge at Blacklick Park
White-crowned Sparrows - still 2 hanging around the Wood Duck picnic area feeder at Pick Ponds
Blackbirds - flocks of 30-40 mixed Red-winged Blackbirds & Grackles were at several spots in Pick Ponds

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Date: 2/25/17 9:03 am
From: Marilyn E Rohr <rohrmarilyn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] FOY TVs, Chardon
5 turkey vultures are soaring over their traditional roost at Rocky Cellars, Chardon. Quite early, but not unexpected, given the weather patterns. The roost usually swells to over a dozen for the nesting season.
They have to chase the crows out in the spring. It gets quite noisy, but the TVs prevail. It is apparently a very desirable spot.

Marilyn Rohr
Chardon, Ohio

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Date: 2/25/17 8:40 am
From: Annette <waxwing...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandhills Cranes
We had 2 Sandhill Cranes in the wetland behind our house this morning, seen from about 9:20-9:45 a.m.

Annette Webb
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Summit County

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Date: 2/25/17 6:14 am
From: Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co Merlin, Woodcock, Bufflehead
Early this morning, the Merlin that Kathy Mock found at Greenlawn Cemertery in Barberton and posted on this list-serv about on February 21 was present again in Section G. The bird was prominently perched at the top of a conifer tree with a dead top near the building adjacent to Section G. It flew out of the cemetery at 7:35 AM.

There were 7 Bufflehead on Silver Lake this mornig as well.

Last night shortly after dusk, Karin Tanquist and I had American Woodcock performing their flight display on the Cross-country Trail at Kendall Lake in the CVNP. Also had Barred Owl there.

Patrick Coy
Peninsula, OH

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Date: 2/25/17 5:13 am
From: John-C-Seiler <jseiler6200...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon Sighted On: Feb 25, 2017 8:08:30 AM

Latitude: 40.7512922, Longitude: -82.10712676
Altitude: 946 ft

Map Location Using Google Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.7512922,-82.10712676&ll=40.7512922,-82.10712676

Address: Plain Township, OH,USA

Wigeon still here. Scope required. With other wigeons on land feeding. Viewable from the observation tower.

By John-C-Seiler

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