OHIO-BIRDS
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2/23/18 3:50 pm Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga County Vultures on the move
2/23/18 2:22 pm J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Eastern Meadowlark in Paulding County
2/23/18 10:19 am <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...> [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe, Findlay Reservoirs (Hancock Co.)
2/23/18 10:04 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Summit County - Red-necked Grebe at Long Lake
2/23/18 9:21 am J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Sandhill cranes in northwest Paulding County
2/22/18 6:06 pm Judy <jahochadel...> [Ohio-birds] Migrants
2/22/18 11:37 am Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoters-Marblehead Lighthouse Ottawa Co. 2/21&2/22
2/22/18 9:11 am J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vultures in Paulding County
2/20/18 9:06 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] WhetstonePark,Columbus,2-20:blackbirds,BarredOwl,winterWren
2/20/18 1:22 pm Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> [Ohio-birds] Am Woodcock - Cuyahoga Cty
2/20/18 1:11 pm Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] 1st Killdeer at CWC, Cuyahoga Cty
2/20/18 1:04 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Mahoning Co. birds
2/20/18 10:12 am 2klmockingbird <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] My eBird entry error, corrected
2/20/18 9:55 am 2klmockingbird <2klmockingbird...> Re: [Ohio-birds] First RWBB call
2/20/18 9:33 am marys1000 <marys1000...> [Ohio-birds] First RWBB call
2/20/18 6:18 am Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> [Ohio-birds] Blackbirds on the move - Cuyahoga Cty
2/19/18 5:35 pm H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett...> [Ohio-birds] Kelleys Island saw-whets
2/19/18 9:06 am Phil Sisto <pmsisto...> [Ohio-birds] Bath Road Blue Heron Rookery - 2/20
2/19/18 7:36 am inga schmidt <ingais...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
2/19/18 7:15 am richard banish <busterjoy80...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
2/19/18 7:11 am Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
2/19/18 7:05 am Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...> [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
2/19/18 3:47 am Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Guernsey Co. Birds
2/18/18 6:34 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Hoodie × goldeneye hybird... Dayton
2/17/18 11:13 am Daniel Kempf <dvkempf...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Common Goldeneye
2/17/18 10:04 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County - White-winged Scoter
2/17/18 9:11 am Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Geese 3 ways. Big Island Wildlife Area, Marion County
2/17/18 7:40 am J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl in Paulding County
2/16/18 3:55 pm J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl in Paulding County
2/16/18 1:30 pm Lisa Johnson <00000511fefae75b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Columbus Area - Large Nest
2/16/18 12:59 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Birding
2/16/18 11:11 am David Hochadel <dmhochadel...> [Ohio-birds]
2/16/18 10:39 am George Novosel <geocoyote1229...> Re: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter Cuyahoga Cty.
2/16/18 10:17 am Lisa Lazar <lazarstromberg...> [Ohio-birds] Thank you! Re: Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
2/16/18 10:17 am Karen Zeleznik <kzelez...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
2/16/18 9:15 am Brian <brian0918...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
2/16/18 9:11 am Lisa Lazar <lazarstromberg...> [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
2/16/18 7:31 am Jim Heflich <laureldoc...> [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter Cuyahoga Cty.
2/16/18 7:12 am Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...> [Ohio-birds]
2/16/18 6:54 am <chasard...> <chasard...> [Ohio-birds]
2/15/18 10:52 am Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga County White-winged Scoter
2/15/18 8:37 am J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Killdeer in Paulding County
2/14/18 9:56 pm <jwtomkood...> <jwtomkood...> [Ohio-birds] eBird program
2/14/18 3:34 pm Barrett,Robert P <rbarret...> [Ohio-birds] Grackles back, Fairlawn Summit Co
2/14/18 2:47 pm Andy Avram <ajavram...> [Ohio-birds] Black Vulture - Lake County...
2/14/18 12:44 pm Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Geauga County eBird Program Sunday Feb. 18
2/14/18 9:09 am Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Geauga County eBird Program Sunday Feb. 18
2/14/18 7:27 am Kathy Edwards <kathye198...> [Ohio-birds] Black Vultures
2/14/18 6:56 am Cole DiFabio <colefor3...> [Ohio-birds] Hueston Woods SP, Preble County 2/14
2/13/18 6:35 pm Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] long-tailed duck and scoter at Caesar's Creek Reservoir, Warren County
2/13/18 2:04 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Mosquito L. causeway (Rte. 88)
2/13/18 12:56 pm Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] red-wing blackbirds Cuyahoga Cty
2/13/18 9:31 am Gregory Caspers <gecaspr...> [Ohio-birds] Raven flyover-Jefferson Co.
2/12/18 4:24 pm Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa County Yellow-headed Blackbird
2/12/18 1:16 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Mahoning Co. birds
2/12/18 3:42 am Hikida, Robert <hikida...> [Ohio-birds] Membership
2/11/18 5:52 pm Bruce Miller <0000050cca4a9f0e-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] White-fronted Geese
2/11/18 3:16 pm Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/11/18 11:26 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Common Raven - Guernsey Co.
2/11/18 8:53 am Steve Weed <jweed...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/11/18 8:05 am inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] n. shrike - Geauga Co.
2/11/18 7:29 am Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/11/18 6:54 am Mark Sullivan <columbussully...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio Birds
2/11/18 5:54 am Randel Rogers <randel_rogers...> [Ohio-birds] White fronted geese
2/11/18 4:46 am Karen Martens <karen.h.martens...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 3:41 pm Christopher Collins <0000001ba1adeb53-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Listserv Debacle
2/10/18 3:38 pm Cole DiFabio <colefor3...> [Ohio-birds] Preble County Geese
2/10/18 3:08 pm Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] The Listserv Debacle
2/10/18 3:04 pm Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...> [Ohio-birds] Back to the essentials
2/10/18 2:45 pm Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
2/10/18 2:26 pm Gabriel Amrhein <gabeamrhein...> [Ohio-birds] give it a rest w the soapboxes
2/10/18 2:25 pm Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill...
2/10/18 1:56 pm Jeff Harvey <piwo2005...> [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birding Community
2/10/18 1:38 pm James Smallwood <jsskyline17...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 1:16 pm Joe Hammond <jwhammond31...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 12:13 pm Les Chambers <celinalegal...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/10/18 11:46 am Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] LOTS of Snow Buntings @ Hog Creek Marsh, Hardin County
2/10/18 11:36 am Darlene Friedman <00000299a8028d64-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/10/18 10:45 am Pow Joshi <pow.joshi...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/10/18 9:38 am Susan Yost <sdyost...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 9:34 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Bill...
2/10/18 9:21 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] A little history of the listserve and its original purpose
2/10/18 8:47 am KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Beaver marsh CVNP Friday
2/10/18 8:12 am Paul McSweeny <pmcsweeny...> [Ohio-birds] Opt Out
2/10/18 7:24 am Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan....enough!
2/10/18 7:10 am Todd Hill <00000167687b5755-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 6:22 am inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 5:03 am J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Power Dam, Defiance County
2/10/18 4:46 am Steve Cagan <steve...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 4:29 am Eleanor <0000050b6db74e2c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
2/10/18 4:18 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Supporting Real Bird Habitat Preservation in Ohio
2/9/18 9:53 pm Robert Sparks <0000017e6dcea261-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan’s Removal
2/9/18 8:26 pm Andrew Sewell <semillama...> [Ohio-birds] Listserve
2/9/18 7:52 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Beaver marsh CVNP Friday
2/9/18 7:33 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Late Posting Miami Co. Snowy Owl
2/9/18 11:28 am Jonathan White <jfw...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio-birds
2/9/18 11:23 am Jonathan White <jonathanwhite.us.ca...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/9/18 11:03 am Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/9/18 11:03 am Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...> [Ohio-birds] unsubscribe
2/9/18 11:02 am Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/9/18 10:52 am troy shively <troyph...> [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
2/9/18 5:15 am David Hochadel <dmhochadel...> Re: [Ohio-birds] My feeder
2/9/18 5:06 am marys1000 <marys1000...> [Ohio-birds] My feeder
2/8/18 11:24 am Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Mahoning River, Struthers - Lowellville
2/8/18 7:38 am Bob Cook <0000044fa39d3fec-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Unusual sightings in Avon Lake
2/7/18 5:33 pm Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Shrike correction
2/7/18 4:20 am Amy Downing <000004191472a777-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Snowy owl
2/6/18 7:40 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Lake White SP Leucistic Greater White Front...?
2/6/18 7:12 pm Ray Heindl <000002f829346c28-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike?
2/6/18 5:55 pm J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Snowy owl
2/6/18 2:48 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] HooverDam-Inniswood,2-06:waterfowl,raptors
2/6/18 1:36 pm Simpson, Bruce <simpson...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-Waterfowl, Songbirds
2/6/18 12:21 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Mahoning River, Struthers - Lowellville (Mahoning Co.)
2/6/18 10:14 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Long tailed duck...Dayton
2/6/18 5:59 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Long tailed duck...Dayton
2/5/18 5:13 pm David Kersten <dave.n8auh...> [Ohio-birds] Monday in Sebring
2/5/18 4:03 pm Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike?
2/5/18 2:43 pm Mary Huey <mary.huey...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike
2/5/18 11:59 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Champaign County
2/5/18 10:17 am Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> [Ohio-birds] Pipit, Perry County
2/5/18 8:40 am J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> [Ohio-birds] Auglaize River birds
2/5/18 7:45 am Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...> [Ohio-birds] Julie Zickefoose – Tuesday February 6
2/5/18 6:40 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
2/4/18 3:02 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] BlendonWoods-HooverDam,2-04:waterfowl,Few feederBirds
2/4/18 2:17 pm jon diller <000000e7eb05d7da-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] bald eagles and black backed gulls
2/4/18 7:50 am Steve Cagan <steve...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Personal thanks
2/4/18 5:56 am Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] red-headed woodpecker Cuyahoga Cty
2/3/18 6:00 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Personal thanks
2/3/18 4:02 pm Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> [Ohio-birds] Personal thanks
2/3/18 3:28 pm Dan Kramer <dankramer6...> [Ohio-birds] Recent Topics
2/3/18 1:53 pm Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...> [Ohio-birds] Akron Merlin
2/3/18 12:16 pm Komjati Design <dkomjati...> [Ohio-birds] That “word”
2/3/18 10:11 am Vincent Capozziello <vcapozziello...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike at Magee Marsh
2/3/18 10:10 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] SNOWY OWL Champaign County, Upper Valley Pike 2/3
2/3/18 8:08 am Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
2/3/18 8:02 am Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...> Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
2/3/18 7:54 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
2/3/18 7:46 am Pow Joshi <pow.joshi...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/3/18 7:44 am Liz McQuaid <prwarbler...> Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
2/3/18 7:40 am Deborah Smith <dsfromnj...> Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
2/3/18 6:17 am KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
2/3/18 5:14 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
2/3/18 5:00 am Brian <brian0918...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Northern Goshawk Burton, Geauga County
2/3/18 4:08 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Goshawk Burton, Geauga County
2/3/18 3:50 am Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...> [Ohio-birds] That word
2/2/18 7:06 pm Pete Whan 1 <pete.whan1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] responses to my most recent post
2/2/18 6:29 pm David Hochadel <dmhochadel...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 4:02 pm Christopher Collins <0000001ba1adeb53-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 3:41 pm KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] responses to my most recent post
2/2/18 3:39 pm KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 12:20 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] responses to my most recent post
2/2/18 11:44 am <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 10:16 am Mark Sundstrom <mhsundstrom...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 9:47 am John Seiler <jseiler6200...> [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll
2/2/18 9:07 am Gautam Apte <gapte3...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 8:34 am Deb <dsfromnj...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/2/18 8:28 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
2/1/18 1:59 pm Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Holden Arboretum Breeding Dark-eyed Junco Research Update
2/1/18 1:11 pm Charles Bombaci <cbombaci...> [Ohio-birds] Central Ohio Birding, Franklin and Delaware Counties
2/1/18 8:56 am James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
2/1/18 7:24 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
1/31/18 8:02 pm <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
1/31/18 7:13 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
1/31/18 6:10 pm Amy Downing <000004191472a777-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
1/31/18 5:56 pm Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...> [Ohio-birds] LaDue Watershed Proposed Timbering Public meeting Sat Feb 3rd
1/31/18 5:02 pm Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
1/31/18 4:13 pm James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
1/31/18 4:10 pm Joseph Lautenbach <joseph.lautenbach...> [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
1/31/18 3:51 pm Rick Luehrs <Rluehrs...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl update
1/31/18 10:41 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] one more ! note on Large-billed terns
1/31/18 10:04 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] one more stab
1/31/18 9:58 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] resending rejected mail
1/31/18 7:42 am <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
1/31/18 6:33 am Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co-Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, & Lapland Longspur
1/31/18 5:31 am Larry Scacchetti <larrybird4134...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
1/30/18 5:54 pm Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl update
1/30/18 5:25 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,1-30:Mergansers,Goldeneye
1/30/18 1:30 pm <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
1/30/18 12:43 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
1/30/18 10:21 am Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. deceased Snowy Owl
1/30/18 9:24 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Snow Buntings
1/30/18 8:31 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Golden Eagle, Painesville :Lake County
1/29/18 3:36 pm Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Dark-eyed Junco piece in Wild Ohio Magazine
1/28/18 3:18 am Jeffrey Cullen <0000036ce983340f-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] RFI: Pick Ponds Ban Owl
1/27/18 10:53 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Hootin' it up!
1/27/18 4:23 pm Bill Stanley <tyrannus...> [Ohio-birds] Old Highland Stone Quarry. Loggerhead Shrike
1/27/18 2:15 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Merlin in Lake County
1/27/18 11:24 am Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] Merlin at Eastwood Lake, Dayton
1/27/18 11:20 am Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] PickPonds,1-27:waterfowl,raptors
1/26/18 5:02 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
1/26/18 4:58 pm Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl
1/26/18 3:38 pm Mark Vass <000001e9902b144b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Snow Geese - Ashtabula Co.
1/26/18 2:05 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
1/26/18 11:40 am Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
1/26/18 11:36 am Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
1/26/18 11:00 am Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
1/26/18 10:32 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
1/26/18 7:42 am Vincent Capozziello <vcapozziello...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike
1/26/18 7:01 am Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Pine Siskins
1/25/18 5:10 pm Robert Thorn <robthorn6...> [Ohio-birds] ALumCreekLake,1-25: waterfowl in first leads
1/25/18 4:46 pm Komjati Design <dkomjati...> [Ohio-birds] Medina County Snowy Owl - not the first
1/25/18 12:58 pm Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...> [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll continues at Delaware SP
1/25/18 8:18 am Komjati Design Inc. <dkomjati...> [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Reports in Medina County?
1/25/18 7:49 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Common Redpoll
1/24/18 12:35 pm Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Common Mergansers in Bedford Reservation
1/24/18 7:15 am Romeo, Sam <sromeo...> Re: [Ohio-birds] travel inquiry
 
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Date: 2/23/18 3:50 pm
From: Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga County Vultures on the move
At 6:04 pm today a large flock of 83 Turkey Vultures flew over Brecksville Town Square headed west.
Happy birding!
Betsy Mac

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Date: 2/23/18 2:22 pm
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eastern Meadowlark in Paulding County
I got to see my first Eastern Meadowlark in northeast Paulding County. It
was on the south side of Rd. 146 near Rd. 137. Meadowlarks are a sign of
spring, so I am looking forward to spring.

--
* J Reinhard*

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Date: 2/23/18 10:19 am
From: <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eared Grebe, Findlay Reservoirs (Hancock Co.)
Leslie Sours and I just found an Eared Grebe in the smaller of the two reservoirs. It was swimming and diving by itself along the north side.

Carl Winstead
Westerville

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Date: 2/23/18 10:04 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit County - Red-necked Grebe at Long Lake
Summit Co - Red-necked Grebe at Long Lake currently, southern end of lake
viewed from sidewalk next to bait shop with scope.


Brian Tinker

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Date: 2/23/18 9:21 am
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandhill cranes in northwest Paulding County
I got to see a flock of 8 Sandhill cranes flying over us on road 48
just east of Rt. 127.

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Date: 2/22/18 6:06 pm
From: Judy <jahochadel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Migrants
A decent size flock of about 500 Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles
landed in the trees near my home late this afternoon. They were calling
like crazy. The sound was almost deafening. Other songbirds have been
singing for about two weeks here [Champion Twp., Trumbull County].

Late post: on Monday of this week, two Turkey Vultures flew over my car
while I was stopped at a light in Austintown [Mahoning County]. FOY for me.

Judy

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Date: 2/22/18 11:37 am
From: Nancy Anderson <0000000bf2aec77c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoters-Marblehead Lighthouse Ottawa Co. 2/21&2/22
Yesterday (2/21) I went to the Marblehead Lighthouse SP in Ottawa County and saw a White-winged Scoter east of the park around 2:20pm.  It looked like a first year male with only a white smudge near the eye.  There weren't a whole lot of ducks except to the south of the lighthouse but then a large group of Redhead, Goldeneye & Scaup flew in and landed to the northeast.  He eventually drifted north and ended up mixed in with those ducks.
Today (2/22) I went back there around 1:30 and there really weren't hardly any ducks around and it was very rough with northeast winds.  There was now an adult male White-winged Scoter east-southeast of the park.  He had the white crescent below the white eye. 
Maybe they have been hanging around awhile-I don't know-as I haven't been going here for awhile.  
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Date: 2/22/18 9:11 am
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vultures in Paulding County
I got to see my first 5 Turkey Vultures by Oakwood, OH. I saw them on the
west side of 66.

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Date: 2/20/18 9:06 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] WhetstonePark,Columbus,2-20:blackbirds,BarredOwl,winterWren
The mild morning seemed to invigorate birds around this central Columbus
park this morning, and I had lots of singing and calling residents, and a
few early migrants. Included among the finds were:

Black Ducks - a pair were with a flock of mallards along the Olentangy
River here.
Red-shouldered hawk - 1 adult was hanging around the ravine area
Barred Owl - 1 was hiding in a wintercreeper tangle in the ravine
BrownCreepers - at least 2 foraging in the ravine
Winter Wren - 1 working along the ground in the ravine
Golden-cr.Kinglets - 2-3 in the riparian forest along the Olentangy River
Red-winged Blackbirds - 2 in the pocket prairie; another 2 as flyovers in
the Park of Roses
Brown-headed Cowbirds - calling birds in the pocket prairie and the Park of
Roses

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Date: 2/20/18 1:22 pm
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Am Woodcock - Cuyahoga Cty
This weather is also bringing in American Woodcock. Today I spotted my first of year American Woodcock at Erie St. Cemetery. Interestingly, my FOY 2017 AMWO was seen 2/23.

Patty McKelvey
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Date: 2/20/18 1:11 pm
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 1st Killdeer at CWC, Cuyahoga Cty
We heard our first Killdeer calling today outside Cleveland Metroparks CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Hts.

[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-90x122.png]Jo Ann Kubicki
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CanalWay Center
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Date: 2/20/18 1:04 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mahoning Co. birds
The last 2 days have brought some different birds for the year to my part of Mahoning Co.  Yesterday I had a ring-necked pheasant in Poland Twp.  Today, the Mahoning R. corridor produced an ad. bald eagle, killdeer, and n. mockingbird while Coitsville Twp. had 2 hooded mergansers, 4 turkey vultures, killdeer, 2 n. flickers, and e. bluebirds.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 2/20/18 10:12 am
From: 2klmockingbird <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] My eBird entry error, corrected
I submitted a GBBC list for home on the 17th and mistakenly marked the box for Red-headed Woodpecker when I intended to mark Red-bellied. I failed to catch it before I submitted, but have now corrected my checklist.
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Date: 2/20/18 9:55 am
From: 2klmockingbird <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] First RWBB call
A few weeks agp, my office relocated to an 8-floor building overlooking the West Creek confluence in Independence, Cuyahoga Co., where it meets the Cuyahoga River. I have a window on the 7th floor.
I just went out on a little walk during my lunch break and got 17 sp, including Killdeer, Turkey Vultures, Black Duck, Northern Mockingbird, and Red-winged Blackbird. Song Sparrows are singing. It's currently 70°!
Last week there were 3 Bald Eagles in the air at one time.
I'm actually "trying" to get work done, too... 
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-------- Original message --------From: marys1000 <marys1000...> Date: 2/20/18 12:33 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <OHIO-BIRDS...> Subject: [Ohio-birds] First RWBB call
Not to say there haven't been earlier birds or calls but I  heard my
first just now.

I also heard something last night in the dark taking out the trash that
sounded like a

killdeer or shorebird.

Marie, near Dayton

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Date: 2/20/18 9:33 am
From: marys1000 <marys1000...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] First RWBB call
Not to say there haven't been earlier birds or calls but I  heard my
first just now.

I also heard something last night in the dark taking out the trash that
sounded like a

killdeer or shorebird.

Marie, near Dayton

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Date: 2/20/18 6:18 am
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blackbirds on the move - Cuyahoga Cty
This morning I stopped at Bradstreets Landing and Rocky River Park. Mixed flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles and Euro Starlings were continually moving west along Lake Erie’s shoreline. Rocky River Park’s resident Northern Mockingbird also kept me company, along w/the usual birds. Best of birding, wherever it takes you,

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Date: 2/19/18 5:35 pm
From: H Thomas Bartlett <hthomas.bartlett...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Kelleys Island saw-whets
With 15 plus years of banding saw-whets on Kelleys one of my future goals
is to look for saw-whets wintering on Kelleys. Have never confirmed birds
over wintering. But that changed some this past weekend. We arrived on
the island Saturday morning and planned to do the monthly survey on
Sunday. While making a quick stop at the Island Market, we ran into
islander, Ed Spayd. Ed told me he had owls in his yard. I assumed he was
talking Great Horned Owl but he told me they were my small owls. So then I
assume he was talking Eastern Screech-Owl but he said no, it was the ones
that I band and go toot-toot-toot... I was very leery of this but what the
heck. We stopped at his house on the corner Huntington Lane and Upper
Cliff. There are several dense Red Cedar trees in the yard. We walked up
to the door and knocked. Ed's wife, Linda, answered and pointed to one of
the cedars about 12 feet away. I walked over, looked down under the tree
and saw the white wash. Then looked up and there was a Northern saw-whet
about 4 feet above me. Linda then said they was also one in the tree by
the drive that we had walked by. We walked back and sure enough, there was
one there. By this time Ed and Linda came out. Linda told me that I had
told her years ago that to find saw-whets you look for white wash under the
trees. She said she had found the first bird several weeks ago and that
the other two had just shown up or she had just found them in the last few
days. To which I said other two? She said, yes there was another in the
tree near the street. It took some effort but we found this third bird.
All three owls are within 30-40 feet of each other. All the roost trees
have white wash and pellets under them. Now I wonder how many more are
around...

Ed and Linda welcome visitors to see their owls. I could see but not read
a band on one of the birds. The other two made it impossible to see their
legs. Now if only I could read the band... Is it one of my birds? Are
there more owls close by? Too many questions and too little time.

Tom

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Date: 2/19/18 9:06 am
From: Phil Sisto <pmsisto...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bath Road Blue Heron Rookery - 2/20
Stopped by the heron rookery at Bath Road and Riverview in northern Summit County around noon on 2/20. Through a steady rain 21 herons were counted in the eastern of the two trees with nests...none on the western tree.

- Phil Sisto

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Date: 2/19/18 7:36 am
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
I saw my first Geauga Co. turkey vulture yesterday, while driving. Had a good look stopped
at a traffic light on SOM. (Interestingly, eBird hasnt accepted the sighting yetit is after all the
GBBC weekend, and all sorts of unusual things turn up.)

Inga Schmidt
On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:09 AM, Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> wrote:

> Yesterday I also spotted my first of year Turkey Vulture tippily soaring over the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Erie County. Buzzard return in March - not. Best of birding, wherever that is for you,
>
> Patty McKelvey
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> Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
>
>> On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...> wrote:
>>
>> I saw my first turkey vulture on South Bass Island this morning. Sheri Kowalski reported one on February 13 along the west shore of the island. It has been a great ice-fishing season with lots of fish entrails on the ice off the west shore of the island-hundreds of herring gulls and an occasional greater black-backed gull have been feasting there and may be attracting the vultures too although I have not seen them there yet. We had a visit from a Glaucous Gull on January 7 and several visits to the fish by American Crows.
>>
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Date: 2/19/18 7:15 am
From: richard banish <busterjoy80...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
Saw one over my house in Gates Mills.
Cuyahoga/Lake/Geauga line.

Buster

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> On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:09 AM, Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday I also spotted my first of year Turkey Vulture tippily soaring over the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Erie County. Buzzard return in March - not. Best of birding, wherever that is for you,
>
> Patty McKelvey
> Sent from my iPhone
> Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
>
>> On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...> wrote:
>>
>> I saw my first turkey vulture on South Bass Island this morning. Sheri Kowalski reported one on February 13 along the west shore of the island. It has been a great ice-fishing season with lots of fish entrails on the ice off the west shore of the island-hundreds of herring gulls and an occasional greater black-backed gull have been feasting there and may be attracting the vultures too although I have not seen them there yet. We had a visit from a Glaucous Gull on January 7 and several visits to the fish by American Crows.
>>
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Date: 2/19/18 7:11 am
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
Yesterday I also spotted my first of year Turkey Vulture tippily soaring over the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Erie County. Buzzard return in March - not. Best of birding, wherever that is for you,

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

> On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...> wrote:
>
> I saw my first turkey vulture on South Bass Island this morning. Sheri Kowalski reported one on February 13 along the west shore of the island. It has been a great ice-fishing season with lots of fish entrails on the ice off the west shore of the island-hundreds of herring gulls and an occasional greater black-backed gull have been feasting there and may be attracting the vultures too although I have not seen them there yet. We had a visit from a Glaucous Gull on January 7 and several visits to the fish by American Crows.
>
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Date: 2/19/18 7:05 am
From: Lisa Brohl <lakbrohl...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Turkey Vulture on South Bass Island
I saw my first turkey vulture on South Bass Island this morning. Sheri Kowalski reported one on February 13 along the west shore of the island. It has been a great ice-fishing season with lots of fish entrails on the ice off the west shore of the island-hundreds of herring gulls and an occasional greater black-backed gull have been feasting there and may be attracting the vultures too although I have not seen them there yet. We had a visit from a Glaucous Gull on January 7 and several visits to the fish by American Crows.

Lisa Brohl

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Date: 2/19/18 3:47 am
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Guernsey Co. Birds
Hello!

I just now have a few minutes to sit and compose a bit about this past Saturday in Guernsey County after Ben Morrison, Kent Miller, and I headed down to continue our 2018 county survey. We had a pretty remarkable day.

We began at Salt Fork State Park hoping that the ice would be giving way and some dabbling ducks would be around. The ice was giving up in some areas, mostly at water inlet sights, but the majority of the lake is still frozen. We did have a group of Common Mergansers right along SR 22 just east of the park entrance. At the feeders at the Park Offices, we were fortunate to briefly spy the Northern Shrike that has been in that area for at least a month now. We also had a female Purple Finch at the feeders. We were not able to relocate a Short-eared Owl that has been working the beach/nature center area, but another birder did report seeing it.

We then made our way to Seneca Lake (the portion in Guernsey) to look for ducks. We did not relocate the Common Raven that we found the previous week, but we have seen reports that others have successfully found the bird. Most have at least heard it in the area and then seen it fly off. It seems quite wary of people. Sometimes Crows will give away it’s location. Seneca Lake was ice-free in all the areas we checked. We immediately saw some new birds for the year by the dam (Herring Gull, Horned Grebe, American Wigeon, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Mergansers, Greater Scaup) and then set off to check other areas along the north edge of the lake (SR 313). At our first stop by the marina, Kent spied a Long-tailed Duck mixed in with a few Scaup. In an effort to try to get a better photo of the bird, we went down a road called Bass and got a few better shots and then picked up a bonus bird, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet. This bird could have wintered around the lake in the coves and creek inlets that surround the lake.

Two species had continued to defy us up to Saturday in the county. Northern Harrier and Horned Lark. We finally saw a Northern Harrier along SR 821 near SR 146. It has been surprising that this species has been so hard to locate in this county, particularly when you consider that the western border of the county is just a couple of miles from the Wilds in Muskingum Co. Horned Larks, however, continue to present a challenge and we did not find any. Part of the challenge in our minds is the dominance of grazing cattle rather than milking cows being raised, which requires a lot of manure spreading. Spread manure has typically paid off in past winter efforts on our part for locating Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and Lapland Longspurs. We have seen none of those 3 species yet, although a local Guernsey birder has seen some (Horned Larks) this year and in recent years.

We then checked a spot along SR 146 NE of Cumberland where we had a blue-phase Snow Goose last month. There were many geese in the corn stubble including a blue-phase snow goose (same one? We think so). The snow was picking up, but we were able to see what appeared to be a Greater White-fronted Goose in the mix, so we moved the car to a better position and saw that there were 2. They were moving away from us, so getting good photos was a serious challenge, but we were able to get some poor, but diagnostic shots. As we tried to find a road that would provide better photos, word came in via the Bobolink Area Facebook Page that Rich Pendlebury found a Ross’s Goose along SR 22 east of Salt Fork. We entered the address into the navigation system and set out on our first “chase” since we have been doing these surveys beginning in 2014. We have tried to relocate other birds seen by other birders, obviously, but this was the first time in the years that we have been doing these county efforts that someone was in the county at the same time as us and found a great species that we were compelled to chase down! So, a big thanks to Rich for finding that bird and giving us one more bird that can be so difficult to find in any county survey!

Adding that Ross’s Goose brought our total in the county to 86 for 2018. That is the highest total to that date in February that we have had in any of the counties we have checked so far. In 2014, we had 85 in Stark by that date and we had the aforementioned manure birds, as well as some premium gulls on the list, which we do not in Guernsey thus far.

I cannot recommend highly enough that folks consider birding around Seneca Lake more. We have come to learn that this is one of the most under-birded places in Ohio and likely holds great waterfowl that slip under the radar year after year. In Noble, we have had Black and Surf Scoters, Red-throated Loon, and a fisherman showed us a picture of a beautiful Red Phalarope in 2015.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Stark Co.

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Date: 2/18/18 6:34 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hoodie × goldeneye hybird... Dayton
I found a hooded merganser x common goldeneye hybrid at Eastwood metropark in dayton this morning. South of lake in far left corner swimming with a bunch of goldeneye and hooded merganser.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 2/17/18 11:13 am
From: Daniel Kempf <dvkempf...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Common Goldeneye
2/17 11:30am at Buck Creek SP just off the west shore from the "Overlook"
parking loop there were 8 Common Goldeneyes in a group swimming and diving
next to the receding ice.

Dan Kempf
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 2/17/18 10:04 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - White-winged Scoter
We checked out Buck Creek State Park this morning. There is open water at
the north end of the lake and at the south end of the lake with a lot of ice
remaining in the middle of the lake. From the boat ramp down from the
horsemen's area we saw a female White-winged Scoter on the far side of the
lake. There were also all of the mergansers visible from that point. Then we
drove to the access from Route 4 on the west side of the lake. On the way to
the lake we saw a few Pine Siskins. At the lake we got a little closer to
the scoter although it had swum toward the center of the lake while we moved
from one side of the lake to the other.

Doug Overacker
Julie Karlson
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 2/17/18 9:11 am
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Geese 3 ways. Big Island Wildlife Area, Marion County
Greetings!

Thousands of geese at Big Island, at the moment. Herr Rd has Canada, Snow,
and Greater White-fronted geese. Also a reported Cackling Goose nearby.
Trumpeter Swans in the containment pond on LaRue-Prospect.

Raptors include Red-shouldered, Harriers, and Rough-legged. In addition to
Red-taileds, eagles and kestrels.

If you need them, they're here. ;-)

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

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Date: 2/17/18 7:40 am
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl in Paulding County
I got to see the Snowy Owl that was found by my grandpa yesterday. Except
today, it was about 6 miles south of Rd. 613. Today it was on Rd. 48 just
1/8 of a mile east of Rd. 127, on a telephone pole. Also I got to see my,
first of the year, pair of Red-winged Blackbirds in the field by the Owl.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42874836

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Date: 2/16/18 3:55 pm
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl in Paulding County
My grandpa got to see a Snowy Owl on 613. It was on a telephone pole
about a quarter mile east of US 127.
J Reinhard

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Date: 2/16/18 1:30 pm
From: Lisa Johnson <00000511fefae75b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Columbus Area - Large Nest
There is a large nest near the NE corner of 270/70 on the West side of Columbus. Has anyone identified what type of nest it is? Hard to take a picture from the freeway. I don't know how long it has been there, I work from home and am not on the freeway that often. 
Lisa Johnson

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Date: 2/16/18 12:59 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Birding
Today I found 7 White-fronted geese with about 100 Can. Geese at a place we
call Stump's Pond just south of the tiny town of Nashville southwest of
Greenville.

Another wet area just south of 36 on Hollansburg-tampico Road(just inside
Ohio from Indiana)
had 3 Pintail Ducks, 9 Ringnecks, and about 300 Can. Geese.

Walki ng at Shawnee Prairie Preserve just west of Greenville on 502
2 Brown Creepers working close to each other in the same tree.
Flicker
Red Belly
Downy
C. Wren
C. Chickadee
Titmouse
Wh. Br. Nuthatch
Wh. Thr. Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Bluejay
Crow.

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Date: 2/16/18 11:11 am
From: David Hochadel <dmhochadel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
They are email listserv groups (BIRDEAST, BIRDWEST, BIRDCNTR) that have
transcripts of bird alerts and hotlines from different regions around the
country. He is trying to unsubscribe but I don't think that is how to do
it. I'm surprised those groups are still around. They go waaaay back. I
used to transcribe Mahoning Valley Audubon Hotline to BIRDCNTR about 20
years ago.

Dave Hochadel

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:11 AM, Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...> wrote:

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Date: 2/16/18 10:39 am
From: George Novosel <geocoyote1229...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter Cuyahoga Cty.
I couldn't find it at Jefferson deadend but lot of debris was moving down
the river. I went to Scranton Flats and the white-winged Scoter was
there. Is moving downstream toward the fire station. Going to see if I
can relocate

On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:31 AM Jim Heflich <laureldoc...> wrote:

> The White-winged Scoter reported yesterday to the Listserve, remains off
> end of Jefferson Ave. It was 150 yards downstream, a bit past (north) of
> the cement plant.
>
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> Cleveland
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Date: 2/16/18 10:17 am
From: Lisa Lazar <lazarstromberg...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Thank you! Re: Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
Thank you so much for the quick and enthusiastic responses to my query! The clear recommendation was for Time and Optics (Robert Hershberger) in Millersburg in Holmes County. I will be heading there tomorrow!


I truly appreciate the advice and generosity of this group -


Lisa Lazar

Akron


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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations

Hello -


Where should I go to purchase a good set of binoculars in Northeast Ohio? (I am in Akron, but am willing to go to Cleveland, Canton, etc.). And what do you recommend? I have been birding for 15+ years.


I think my Equinox pair were about $600 when I bought them 12-13 years ago (they are 800x600?). Pardon my ignorance, I don't have them in front of me.


While I would prefer them to be light, I think I would like them as water/sand proof as possible since they go to the beach, whale watching, etc.


Thank you so much for any recommendations you may have, and my apologies if this is not the appropriate place to ask.


Lisa Lazar

Akron



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Date: 2/16/18 10:17 am
From: Karen Zeleznik <kzelez...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
I agree with Brian. The best source for optics is Time & Optics. Remember
they are not open on Sundays.

Karen

On Feb 16, 2018 12:15 PM, "Brian" <brian0918...> wrote:

> I'm also in Summit County. The place to go is Time & Optics down in
> Millersburg. It's a bit of a drive, but definitely worth it. You can try
> out several different pairs and see which ones you like the most.
>
> It helps to go on a cloudy/overcast day, so you can see which binoculars
> let through the most light in low light conditions.
>
> After trying out several different pairs, I ended up going with Styrka S7
> 8x42, which I hadn't even considered. They're about the same price you
> mentioned.
>
> Brian Tinker
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Lisa Lazar <lazarstromberg...>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello -
> >
> >
> > Where should I go to purchase a good set of binoculars in Northeast Ohio?
> > (I am in Akron, but am willing to go to Cleveland, Canton, etc.). And
> what
> > do you recommend? I have been birding for 15+ years.
> >
> >
> > I think my Equinox pair were about $600 when I bought them 12-13 years
> ago
> > (they are 800x600?). Pardon my ignorance, I don't have them in front of
> me.
> >
> >
> > While I would prefer them to be light, I think I would like them as
> > water/sand proof as possible since they go to the beach, whale watching,
> > etc.
> >
> >
> > Thank you so much for any recommendations you may have, and my apologies
> > if this is not the appropriate place to ask.
> >
> >
> > Lisa Lazar
> >
> > Akron
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 2/16/18 9:15 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
I'm also in Summit County. The place to go is Time & Optics down in
Millersburg. It's a bit of a drive, but definitely worth it. You can try
out several different pairs and see which ones you like the most.

It helps to go on a cloudy/overcast day, so you can see which binoculars
let through the most light in low light conditions.

After trying out several different pairs, I ended up going with Styrka S7
8x42, which I hadn't even considered. They're about the same price you
mentioned.

Brian Tinker



On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:10 PM, Lisa Lazar <lazarstromberg...>
wrote:

> Hello -
>
>
> Where should I go to purchase a good set of binoculars in Northeast Ohio?
> (I am in Akron, but am willing to go to Cleveland, Canton, etc.). And what
> do you recommend? I have been birding for 15+ years.
>
>
> I think my Equinox pair were about $600 when I bought them 12-13 years ago
> (they are 800x600?). Pardon my ignorance, I don't have them in front of me.
>
>
> While I would prefer them to be light, I think I would like them as
> water/sand proof as possible since they go to the beach, whale watching,
> etc.
>
>
> Thank you so much for any recommendations you may have, and my apologies
> if this is not the appropriate place to ask.
>
>
> Lisa Lazar
>
> Akron
>
>
>
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Date: 2/16/18 9:11 am
From: Lisa Lazar <lazarstromberg...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Where to buy binoculars in NE Ohio/Recommendations
Hello -


Where should I go to purchase a good set of binoculars in Northeast Ohio? (I am in Akron, but am willing to go to Cleveland, Canton, etc.). And what do you recommend? I have been birding for 15+ years.


I think my Equinox pair were about $600 when I bought them 12-13 years ago (they are 800x600?). Pardon my ignorance, I don't have them in front of me.


While I would prefer them to be light, I think I would like them as water/sand proof as possible since they go to the beach, whale watching, etc.


Thank you so much for any recommendations you may have, and my apologies if this is not the appropriate place to ask.


Lisa Lazar

Akron



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Date: 2/16/18 7:31 am
From: Jim Heflich <laureldoc...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White-winged Scoter Cuyahoga Cty.
The White-winged Scoter reported yesterday to the Listserve, remains off end of Jefferson Ave. It was 150 yards downstream, a bit past (north) of the cement plant.

Jim Heflich
Cleveland
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Date: 2/16/18 7:12 am
From: Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds]
A little explanation please.

Sent from my iPad

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Date: 2/16/18 6:54 am
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Subject: [Ohio-birds]
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Date: 2/15/18 10:52 am
From: Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga County White-winged Scoter
Beautiful views of White-winged Scoter at the dead end of Jefferson St. In Cleveland.

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Date: 2/15/18 8:37 am
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killdeer in Paulding County
I got to see my first pair of Killdeer for the year today.
--
* J Reinhard*

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Date: 2/14/18 9:56 pm
From: <jwtomkood...> <jwtomkood...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] eBird program
Dear Matthew Manon,

Our member, Matt Valencic and Geauga Park District naturalist, Linda Gilbert have developed this program to educate and encourage participation in eBird. After some more training and refinement, from Matt and Linda we hope to include it as an offering on our "Speaker's Bureau". Then we can take our "show on the road"!

Now I surely cannot speak for Matt and Linda but if there is a true interest and an audience for the eBird presentation we might be convinced to do a Columbus presentation.

For inquiries, you can contact us at <info...>

Jim Tomko, president, Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland


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Date: 2/14/18 3:34 pm
From: Barrett,Robert P <rbarret...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Grackles back, Fairlawn Summit Co
They always appear in a noisy crowd, and always in a tall oak tree across the street. Today, it was a different tree from previous years. In 2017, they arrived Feb 18, Feb 15 in 2016, Feb. 28 in 2015, and Feb 25 in 2013.

Dr. Bob Barrett
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Date: 2/14/18 2:47 pm
From: Andy Avram <ajavram...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black Vulture - Lake County...
At 4pm today I had a Black Vulture flying over Lake Erie Bluffs along Lane Avenue. The bird was headed towards the dump and couldn't be relocated.


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Date: 2/14/18 12:44 pm
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Geauga County eBird Program Sunday Feb. 18
I wish someone would offer this in the Columbus area.

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 12:09 PM Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
wrote:

> All are invited to this Sunday's program at The West Woods Nature Center in
> Geauga County: eBird - Everything you ever wanted to know! Sunday Feb. 18
> @ 3:30pm. Linda Gilbert (Geauga Parks Naturalist) and Matt Valencic
> (Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland) will bring eBird to the big screen
> and show you how it can enhance your knowledge and birding experiences
> while
> you contribute your sightings to science. No reservations are necessary. A
> 6-page handout will be given to each family so you can "dig deeper" into
> eBird when you get home. Hope to see you there!
>
>
>
> The West Woods Nature Center is at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell &
> Newbury Twps., (Russell, OH 44072
>
>
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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Date: 2/14/18 9:09 am
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Geauga County eBird Program Sunday Feb. 18
All are invited to this Sunday's program at The West Woods Nature Center in
Geauga County: eBird - Everything you ever wanted to know! Sunday Feb. 18
@ 3:30pm. Linda Gilbert (Geauga Parks Naturalist) and Matt Valencic
(Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland) will bring eBird to the big screen
and show you how it can enhance your knowledge and birding experiences while
you contribute your sightings to science. No reservations are necessary. A
6-page handout will be given to each family so you can "dig deeper" into
eBird when you get home. Hope to see you there!



The West Woods Nature Center is at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell &
Newbury Twps., (Russell, OH 44072





Matt Valencic





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Date: 2/14/18 7:27 am
From: Kathy Edwards <kathye198...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black Vultures
10 Back Vultures seen at 10 am on Bellfontaine near Powell Rd in Huber

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Date: 2/14/18 6:56 am
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hueston Woods SP, Preble County 2/14
Hi,

This morning, Hueston Woods State Park-Acton Lake, in Preble County,
produced four Ross's, seven Greater-white Fronted and two Cackling Geese.
Nice variety of ducks as well in the small amount of open water actually
present on the lake.

--
Cole DiFabio

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Date: 2/13/18 6:35 pm
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] long-tailed duck and scoter at Caesar's Creek Reservoir, Warren County
This morning at Caesar's Creek, end of Harveysburg Road there were large
rafts of redheads, ring-necked ducks, scaup and goldeneye, with lesser
numbers of canvasbacks and buffleheads, a few horned grebes and *one
long-tailed duck, and at least one scoter*, which I think was a
white-winged, but could not be sure as I kept losing sight of it as it
dived and mixed with the rest of the raft. Standing on the ice near the
far shore in front the boat ramp were two adult bald eagles and an immature.

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Date: 2/13/18 2:04 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mosquito L. causeway (Rte. 88)
There's a nice big open hole of water at the Mosquito L. causeway.  Seen there today: 325 Canada geese, gadwall, mallards, 3 n. pintails, 10 canvasbacks, 18 redheads, 2 ring-necked ducks, 3 greater scaup, 20 lesser scaup, 2 buffleheads, 8 c. goldeneyes, 5 common mergansers, 3 red-breasted mergansers, ruddy duck, and 2 Am. coots.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 2/13/18 12:56 pm
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] red-wing blackbirds Cuyahoga Cty
Red-wing Blackbirds have returned to the center on schedule.


RWBL have been returning within a few days of Valentine's Day (Feb 14) to Cleveland Metroparks nature centers in Cuyahoga Hts and Garfield Hts for 27 years.

Karen Lakus saw one at CanalWay Center feeder here in Cuyahoga Hts yesterday. And I heard and saw one today.


I know others have seen them earlier, but for me it is a true sign of spring when I see one here at the center. What a wonderful sound to hear them singing.

[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-90x122.png]Jo Ann Kubicki
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Date: 2/13/18 9:31 am
From: Gregory Caspers <gecaspr...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Raven flyover-Jefferson Co.
This morning around 10:00 I happened to be outside and heard the distinctive croaking call of a raven. It then came into view for a while and I saw it make it's characteristic soaring and circling for a bit and then kept heading SE which is incidentally toward Fernwood State forest about 4-5 miles from my location (not to imply that is where its destination was).
The past 2 or 3 years I've been hearing them more and more and sometimes seeing them fly over. Last October I got see one hanging out on a nearby power line tower.
Greg

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Date: 2/12/18 4:24 pm
From: Betsy MacMillan <betsymac5...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa County Yellow-headed Blackbird
A fabulous day today to visit Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Oak Harbor to see the Yellow-headed Blackbird in the trees by the office with dozens of cowbirds and some grackles. Many birders were there in the parking lot with scopes, cameras, and binoculars enjoying the sight and sharing other bird sightings.
Happy birding! Enjoy the 🌞!
Betsy Mac


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Date: 2/12/18 1:16 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mahoning Co. birds
Instead of another Bill Whan post, here's some actual bird news.  Just like you see on every other state's listserv.  I check the Pennsylvania listserv regularly, since I live so close to that state, and I've never seen the kind of garbage that has taken over the Ohio listserv lately.  Nuff said...........today I saw 4 cedar waxwings dive into a bush at the Rulli's grocery store in Boardman.  You never know when or where you'll see an interesting bird!  I also spotted an Am. robin in Poland Twp., my first of the winter.  Lastly, I again checked the Mahoning River from Struthers - Lowellville in the afternoon.  Seen there were: 100 Canada geese, 25 mallards, 4 Am. black ducks, 6 ring-necked ducks, lesser scaup, 2 buffleheads, 5 hooded mergansers, common merganser, red-tailed hawk, and 2 e. bluebirds.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 2/12/18 3:42 am
From: Hikida, Robert <hikida...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Membership
The anti-science diatribe against Bill Whan has sadly driven me from this listserv.
Please remove my name.
Robert Hikida
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Date: 2/11/18 5:52 pm
From: Bruce Miller <0000050cca4a9f0e-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White-fronted Geese
At 4pm we saw about 25 White-fronted geese on the pond behind buzzards nest shelter house at Slate Run Metro Parks, south of Columbus.
I would bet they will be there in the morning.
Bruce

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Date: 2/11/18 3:16 pm
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
I agree 100 percent with what Joe says. I will be signing off from this
listserv and not renewing with OOS.

Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:16 PM, Joe Hammond <jwhammond31...> wrote:

> Good afternoon,
>
> Bill Whan is a friend of mine and has done more for birding in Ohio than
> any of us could hope to do in five lifetimes. His knowledge runs deep and
> wide, and he has always been willing to donate his time and talents to help
> and further birding in our state. He has written innumerable articles,
> edited the Ohio Cardinal, served on the Ohio Bird Records Committee, helped
> found the Ohio Ornithological Society, led the Columbus Avid Birders group,
> and so much more. I have had the privilege of not only birding with him,
> but also collaborating with him on several projects over the past 21 years,
> and I can say without question that he has been one of the most important
> influences in me becoming the birder that I am today. For that I am
> eternally grateful.
>
> As you know, I have not posted much lately, and I must say that I am not
> pleased with what has happened with birding over the past several years.
> The public shaming of Bill Whan and his subsequent removal from this list
> is one of the most ridiculous things I have witnessed here and is the
> proverbial straw for me. If you do not like this message, you need not
> worry about me posting here again because I am unsubscribing. I will also
> have to seriously consider whether I wish to continue contributing to a
> hobby where I would have to be more concerned with what some poor soul
> might think about what I say or write, especially in an historical context,
> than promoting bird welfare, habitat conservation and restoration, and
> natural history.
>
> Signing off permanently,
>
> Joe Hammond
> Pataskala, OH
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Date: 2/11/18 11:26 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Raven - Guernsey Co.
We relocated the Common Raven in Guernsey Co. today about 1:00. We were
parked at the top of the driveway going down to the Senecaville Fish
Hatchery. The raven was seen on the ground on both sides of the road
crossing the dam. On the spillway side it sat up in a tree. When it croaked
we could see the protruding neck feathers. The wedge-shaped tail was also
obvious. Three (smaller) crows sat above the raven and at times dive-bombed
it. After about ten minutes we observed it fly high and to the north.

This is the best raven sighting we have ever had in Ohio.

Doreene Linzell
Dan Sanders

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Date: 2/11/18 8:53 am
From: Steve Weed <jweed...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
I missed Mr. Whan's post which stirred up so much controversy. Is there a way I can access it?

Steve Weed

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Date: 2/11/18 8:05 am
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] n. shrike - Geauga Co.
I saw a northern shrike in my fields again this morning. This makes the fifth
consecutive month that a shrike has found my ragged, shrubby fields, along the
power line easement an attractive habitat. The first shrike here was an immature,
then it left and was repleced by an adult. Makes all my efforts at keeping this acerage productive for
birds seem worth while, when I see it providing space for this scarce bird. (In Bainbridge,
on private property.)

Inga Schmidt
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Date: 2/11/18 7:29 am
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
As a long-time watcher and contributor to this Listserv I agree with Karen (see below). The 'take-away' from this should be to take personal concerns off-line with the person you disagree with. That's the way they do it in business - it is part of "email etiquette" I believe it's OK, maybe even important, to disagree, and to have a lively debate. Both sides stand to learn and grow when that takes place.
Let's get back to sharing sightings and helping each other grow our birding skills and environmental awareness of what benefits the birds.

Matt Valencic


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Karen Martens
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:46 AM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan

This is an opportunity for this community to agree to disagree and to see there are more things in common than the differences that occur. Let's not be an example of the division in our country. Let's be bigger than that and learn from this unfortunate incident and move on stronger.

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Date: 2/11/18 6:54 am
From: Mark Sullivan <columbussully...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Birds
As a less expert birder I find this service to be useful in finding and
identifying birds and instructive in understanding birds and their
habitat. Some seem to suggest that it is less than it used to be. I can’t
address that, but I just want to say that to many of us finding this
service remains a great tool. I hope it continues to be available to help
educate me and others like me.

I worry a bit when I read that some experienced folks are ready to chuck it
all and walk away. Please don’t!

Thank you.

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Date: 2/11/18 5:54 am
From: Randel Rogers <randel_rogers...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White fronted geese
26 white fronted geese have joined hundreds of Canada geese at Slate Run MetroPark, Canal Winchester. They are at the Buzzards Roost picnic area pond.

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Date: 2/11/18 4:46 am
From: Karen Martens <karen.h.martens...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
This is an opportunity for this community to agree to disagree and to see
there are more things in common than the differences that occur. Let's not
be an example of the division in our country. Let's be bigger than that and
learn from this unfortunate incident and move on stronger.

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:37 PM, James Smallwood <jsskyline17...>
wrote:

> I’ve spent 35 years protecting our natural resources. I’m a big supporter
> of the OOS and appreciate being a part of this list serv. I spend my free
> time supporting conservation at every turn.
>
> What I have seen here lately has been appalling. We should be coming
> together for conservation and not being divided. I do not know Bill Whan
> but I do know of him and his fine contributions.
>
> The OOS has has lost sight of the bigger picture. I can no longer
> participate with this list serv or continue to support the small mindedness
> of the OOS. I only have my time and conservation dollars to spend and I
> can no longer spend them here. I will directly unsubscribe.
>
> Conservation took a hit today and we only have ourselves to blame.
>
> The list serv would rather have folks like KBPhotoshop
>
> “Sheesh man...just go away....” -KBPhotoshp
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Date: 2/10/18 3:41 pm
From: Christopher Collins <0000001ba1adeb53-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Listserv Debacle
Jon,
Though you emphasized the fact that this message is only from YOU, I PERSONALLY agree and stand behind 100% of what you have written.
Thank you,
Christopher CollinsRogue Birders


On Saturday, February 10, 2018, 6:08:12 PM EST, Jon Cefus <jcefus...> wrote:

Hello All,

I want to begin by saying a couple of things in the interest of full disclosure.  First of all, I was recently asked to be a regional director for the OOS for East Central Ohio.  I accepted the offer and was elected to the position in November of 2017.  I am looking forward to working with this group for the good of Ohio birds, birders, and, most importantly, bird conservation.

NOW…I am NOT speaking on behalf of OOS, the OOS Committee, or in any official capacity.  This is my PERSONAL view of this mess.

I want to acknowledge that by making this post I am, theoretically or literally if you choose to see it that way, breaking some of the rules set out on the parameters of this medium, but I am not going to sit on my hands any longer.

The hyperbole on this Listserv has been tragic.  Many have felt free to comment and make all kinds of generalizations without the benefit of factual information.  Does anyone actually believe that “one offensive word” would be sufficient cause to take the action that was taken so far?  Has it not occurred to anyone that there were AMPLE opportunities for the parties involved to rectify this situation? 

The Ohio birding Listserv is not Huckleberry Finn and is certainly not a barometer of the right to free speech.  These sentiments are straw man arguments and are not worthy of any comment beyond that.  This is supposed to be a place for sharing sightings and information about birds, birding, and conservation, not reconciling the past.

On a personal note, Bill Whan and I have had a complicated relationship over the few years that I have been a birder and used this service.  I have challenged his ideas on eBird and other “chase related” criticisms.  I have been angered by him many times, but that is human nature.  I have also been the recipient of his kindness and knowledge.  He was incredibly kind to send me valuable information about the history of birds in Carroll Co.  I was immensely grateful and was sure to thank him in my write up on the county survey that I wrote up for the Cerulean.  I still hope to meet him sometime and maybe bird together a bit.

Unfortunately, Bill transcribed something that was offensive to many people.  That is a fact.  He had the choice to edit that post, but he clearly chose not to do that.  That was HIS CHOICE.  When the blowback began, he had a chance to make it right, as I would like to think I would have done, by stating that he could have been more sensitive to readers by omitting the offensive word and then providing a link, or other reference path, for those who need to fulfill their word fetish.  He did not do this.  Rather, he doubled down as he has done other times in the past.  I have witnessed this personally and there isn’t anyone reading this now that can honestly say that they have not witnessed this as well, regardless of how one feels about him personally.  Then, even worse, he used a surrogate to share a private message and blow this whole issue into a scorched earth battlefield.  This is not the behavior of someone who wants to find a solution or is thinking about what is best for the Ohio birding community.  This is the method of a provocateur who wants to be right more than to be effective.  It’s sad that a keeper of so much good historical knowledge and a person who has been a HUGE part of the Ohio birding community for many years has taken to an earnest effort to destroy one of the state’s resources for sharing knowledge.  I have no doubt Bill is a good person.  I am confused and sad that he chose to take this path.

Sadder still, at least in my mind, and what was in many ways worse, was the public shaming of him here.  There are clear protocols in place for grievances on this medium.  I tend to think, as is the case on Facebook sites like Ohio Chase Birds, and Ohio Rare Bird Alert, that people do not take the time to read the guidelines and then just start typing.  I have been personally attacked by a former member of this medium and dealt with it via the administrator of the Listserv.  It would have been easy to just react and hit the send button.  If you want to leave the Listserv on your principles, then I respect that.  Why advertise?  I don’t get it.

Now I see that folks have decided to crucify the OOS over this mess.  Has anyone considered what it must be like to deal with the fallout of this kind of situation?  Reacting is easy.  Dealing with the problem is hard.  If you think you could do a better job, then please sign up and show up.  Talk is cheap.  I cannot speak for any other member of the OOS, or board member, but this has been a tragic, and in some ways traumatic, start to a 2018 that holds great promise for doing GOOD CONSERVATION-BASED WORK with dollars raised by OOS.  NOBODY who has commented on this medium is privy to that knowledge, yet the attacks come without a second thought.

PERSONALLY, I think that it is in the best interest of the OOS to have NOTHING to do with this Listserv.  Let someone else try to herd these cats.  I may not have personal experience that goes back to Vic Fazio administrating this service, but I know many who do and here is a news flash for everyone:  IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MESS.  Vic gave one warning and if you did not comply, you were gone.  You cannot make people be decent no matter how hard you try.  It’s the same problem with administrating other social media sites.  Some folks are just willful and want to stir up the muck and watch the show.  People derive pleasure from this.  It’s just how it is.

As I write this, I would rather be birding.  I would rather be out with my friends looking for species and keeping track of it in eBird so that the data lives beyond me and the nonsense we have seen here over the past week.  Yesterday, I had an amazing day with my friend feeling joy at seeing birds.  Birding is such a privilege.  Maybe that is where we have lost our way.  We don’t realize that it is a privilege to do this.  But here I sit typing away, tired of reading posts and dealing with this via my choice to be involved in an organization that cares and ACTS to do things to help birds and birders.  What a waste of energy…precious energy that we only have so much of in our lifetime.

Finally, as we consider the future, I would hope that folks realize that the future belongs to our young people who are developing birders, ornithologists, naturalists, and scientists who will commit themselves to dealing with the mess we leave them.  If you find yourself working too hard to defend the past, you are sure to miss the future that is all around you.  You cannot see the road ahead looking in the rear-view mirror.

Again, this message is from ME and ME ALONE.  It does not represent the views of ANYONE else at OOS, or any of my close friends or other birding associates.  This is ALL ME….FROM ME….TO YOU.

Respectfully,


Jon Cefus
Stark County

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Date: 2/10/18 3:38 pm
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Preble County Geese
Hello,

Over the past few days, Acton Lake in Hueston Woods, of Preble County, has
attracted a variety of species of geese. Today, 2/10, I had four Ross's
Geese and five Greater White-fronted Geese. There have been two Ross's
hanging out for at least a week, but today I had two more fly in. At least
three Greater White-fronted Geese have been present since 2/8.
Today, a Bald Eagle was soaring over the lake and flushed all of the geese
up and many did not return. However, later driving on Jones Road in Butler
County, near Hueston Woods, I encountered the same four Ross's and four of
the five Greater White-fronted Geese foraging in a cornfield. Yesterday,
2/9, I had 11 Snow Geese on Acton Lake.
There is also a reliable male Merlin seen around Acton Lake recently and at
least two Short-eared Owls hunting over the fields of the Miami University
Airport at dusk.
Lastly, there were 36 continuing Greater White-fronted Geese at Fernald
Preserve in Hamilton County today, 2/10.
--
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Date: 2/10/18 3:08 pm
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Listserv Debacle
Hello All,

I want to begin by saying a couple of things in the interest of full disclosure. First of all, I was recently asked to be a regional director for the OOS for East Central Ohio. I accepted the offer and was elected to the position in November of 2017. I am looking forward to working with this group for the good of Ohio birds, birders, and, most importantly, bird conservation.

NOW…I am NOT speaking on behalf of OOS, the OOS Committee, or in any official capacity. This is my PERSONAL view of this mess.

I want to acknowledge that by making this post I am, theoretically or literally if you choose to see it that way, breaking some of the rules set out on the parameters of this medium, but I am not going to sit on my hands any longer.

The hyperbole on this Listserv has been tragic. Many have felt free to comment and make all kinds of generalizations without the benefit of factual information. Does anyone actually believe that “one offensive word” would be sufficient cause to take the action that was taken so far? Has it not occurred to anyone that there were AMPLE opportunities for the parties involved to rectify this situation?

The Ohio birding Listserv is not Huckleberry Finn and is certainly not a barometer of the right to free speech. These sentiments are straw man arguments and are not worthy of any comment beyond that. This is supposed to be a place for sharing sightings and information about birds, birding, and conservation, not reconciling the past.

On a personal note, Bill Whan and I have had a complicated relationship over the few years that I have been a birder and used this service. I have challenged his ideas on eBird and other “chase related” criticisms. I have been angered by him many times, but that is human nature. I have also been the recipient of his kindness and knowledge. He was incredibly kind to send me valuable information about the history of birds in Carroll Co. I was immensely grateful and was sure to thank him in my write up on the county survey that I wrote up for the Cerulean. I still hope to meet him sometime and maybe bird together a bit.

Unfortunately, Bill transcribed something that was offensive to many people. That is a fact. He had the choice to edit that post, but he clearly chose not to do that. That was HIS CHOICE. When the blowback began, he had a chance to make it right, as I would like to think I would have done, by stating that he could have been more sensitive to readers by omitting the offensive word and then providing a link, or other reference path, for those who need to fulfill their word fetish. He did not do this. Rather, he doubled down as he has done other times in the past. I have witnessed this personally and there isn’t anyone reading this now that can honestly say that they have not witnessed this as well, regardless of how one feels about him personally. Then, even worse, he used a surrogate to share a private message and blow this whole issue into a scorched earth battlefield. This is not the behavior of someone who wants to find a solution or is thinking about what is best for the Ohio birding community. This is the method of a provocateur who wants to be right more than to be effective. It’s sad that a keeper of so much good historical knowledge and a person who has been a HUGE part of the Ohio birding community for many years has taken to an earnest effort to destroy one of the state’s resources for sharing knowledge. I have no doubt Bill is a good person. I am confused and sad that he chose to take this path.

Sadder still, at least in my mind, and what was in many ways worse, was the public shaming of him here. There are clear protocols in place for grievances on this medium. I tend to think, as is the case on Facebook sites like Ohio Chase Birds, and Ohio Rare Bird Alert, that people do not take the time to read the guidelines and then just start typing. I have been personally attacked by a former member of this medium and dealt with it via the administrator of the Listserv. It would have been easy to just react and hit the send button. If you want to leave the Listserv on your principles, then I respect that. Why advertise? I don’t get it.

Now I see that folks have decided to crucify the OOS over this mess. Has anyone considered what it must be like to deal with the fallout of this kind of situation? Reacting is easy. Dealing with the problem is hard. If you think you could do a better job, then please sign up and show up. Talk is cheap. I cannot speak for any other member of the OOS, or board member, but this has been a tragic, and in some ways traumatic, start to a 2018 that holds great promise for doing GOOD CONSERVATION-BASED WORK with dollars raised by OOS. NOBODY who has commented on this medium is privy to that knowledge, yet the attacks come without a second thought.

PERSONALLY, I think that it is in the best interest of the OOS to have NOTHING to do with this Listserv. Let someone else try to herd these cats. I may not have personal experience that goes back to Vic Fazio administrating this service, but I know many who do and here is a news flash for everyone: IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MESS. Vic gave one warning and if you did not comply, you were gone. You cannot make people be decent no matter how hard you try. It’s the same problem with administrating other social media sites. Some folks are just willful and want to stir up the muck and watch the show. People derive pleasure from this. It’s just how it is.

As I write this, I would rather be birding. I would rather be out with my friends looking for species and keeping track of it in eBird so that the data lives beyond me and the nonsense we have seen here over the past week. Yesterday, I had an amazing day with my friend feeling joy at seeing birds. Birding is such a privilege. Maybe that is where we have lost our way. We don’t realize that it is a privilege to do this. But here I sit typing away, tired of reading posts and dealing with this via my choice to be involved in an organization that cares and ACTS to do things to help birds and birders. What a waste of energy…precious energy that we only have so much of in our lifetime.

Finally, as we consider the future, I would hope that folks realize that the future belongs to our young people who are developing birders, ornithologists, naturalists, and scientists who will commit themselves to dealing with the mess we leave them. If you find yourself working too hard to defend the past, you are sure to miss the future that is all around you. You cannot see the road ahead looking in the rear-view mirror.

Again, this message is from ME and ME ALONE. It does not represent the views of ANYONE else at OOS, or any of my close friends or other birding associates. This is ALL ME….FROM ME….TO YOU.

Respectfully,


Jon Cefus
Stark County

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Date: 2/10/18 3:04 pm
From: Ed Foley Home <edfoley57...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Back to the essentials
In this time of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc., what do we need a listserv for. The only useful role is for members to post a sighting of some significance so that other members can enjoy it too.

If you don’t believe in sharing locations, this isn’t the place for you.
If you’re writing to impress, rather than express, this isn’t the place for you.
If you want to scold other members for not being as concerned and dedicated as you are, this isn’t the place for you.

How about: Species, Date, Location (I mean real location, not “Right where Bob said it would be.”), and any other pertinent information helpful to others.

We don’t need rules and policies; just common sense. And, in response to an earlier posting, we are becoming a laughingstock. I’m at the Laredo Birding Festival and have been sharing some of the posts. No one was impressed.

Ed Foley

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Date: 2/10/18 2:45 pm
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/

Butler County
Miami University--Ecological Research Center
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Miami+University--Ecological+Research+Center

Cuyahoga County
Nine Mile Creek Wetland
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Nine+Mile+Creek+Wetland

Defiance County
Defiance Power Dam
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Defiance+Power+Dam

Delaware County
Scioto River--The Point
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Scioto+River--The+Point

Franklin County
Hoover Reservoir--Hoover Dam Boat Dock
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hoover+Reservoir--Hoover+Dam+Boat+Dock


Hardin County
Hog Creek Marsh
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hog+Creek+Marsh

Lake County
Osborne Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Osborne+Park

Stark County
Lincoln Park, Massillon
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lincoln+Park+Massillon

Summit County
Cuyahoga Valley National Park--Stanford Road
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Cuyahoga+Valley+National+Park--Stanford+Road
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail--Botzum Trailhead
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ohio+and+Erie+Canal+Towpath+Trail--Botzum+Trailhead

Tuscarawas County
Ridgecrest Memory Gardens
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ridgecrest+Memory+Gardens

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Date: 2/10/18 2:26 pm
From: Gabriel Amrhein <gabeamrhein...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] give it a rest w the soapboxes
i’m literally having bad dreams with the name bill whan in them. sure he
sounds like a smart guy in terms of birds, but this is the hill y’all are
dying on here? it’d be one thing if the point of his post was to highlight
racist and colonialist histories of birding, that’s really important for
all of us to constantly consider and deconstruct, but according to him, it
wasn’t, meaning he could’ve been tactful and decent in his conveyance of
this barn owl info. i mean my goodness, y’all are really gonna leave a
listserv in a huff bc someone got banned for using racial slurs when asked
not to? good riddance tbh, i’m not interested in a birding community that
doesn’t actively work to combat racism and make birding more accessible.
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Date: 2/10/18 2:25 pm
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill...
If there's alistserv to return to.
Manon VanSchoyck

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:34 PM Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> wrote:

> Bill Whan Kenobi.... You will be missed.... Hopefully one day you return
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Date: 2/10/18 1:56 pm
From: Jeff Harvey <piwo2005...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birding Community
The birding community in Ohio has decided to tear itself apart. An historical post, made some people go crazy. I sure would have liked to see such passion when it comes to bird conservation or habitat protection. But no. We are our own worst enemy and that is why birders have no political clout. They would prefer to insult one another.
I'm a birder and conservationist. I spend many hours trying to influence elected officials at all levels on the importance of habitat and conservation. Birds are the indicator of how successful we are in these areas. I think we are failing. We very rarely honor those who work for bird conservation or education but instead we celebrate those who build the biggest list and all that it takes to achieve such list.
We are a sad group and I'm very disappointed. We have our priorities in the wrong place. 
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Date: 2/10/18 1:38 pm
From: James Smallwood <jsskyline17...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
Ive spent 35 years protecting our natural resources. Im a big supporter of the OOS and appreciate being a part of this list serv. I spend my free time supporting conservation at every turn.

What I have seen here lately has been appalling. We should be coming together for conservation and not being divided. I do not know Bill Whan but I do know of him and his fine contributions.

The OOS has has lost sight of the bigger picture. I can no longer participate with this list serv or continue to support the small mindedness of the OOS. I only have my time and conservation dollars to spend and I can no longer spend them here. I will directly unsubscribe.

Conservation took a hit today and we only have ourselves to blame.

The list serv would rather have folks like KBPhotoshop

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Date: 2/10/18 1:16 pm
From: Joe Hammond <jwhammond31...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
Good afternoon,

Bill Whan is a friend of mine and has done more for birding in Ohio than
any of us could hope to do in five lifetimes. His knowledge runs deep and
wide, and he has always been willing to donate his time and talents to help
and further birding in our state. He has written innumerable articles,
edited the Ohio Cardinal, served on the Ohio Bird Records Committee, helped
found the Ohio Ornithological Society, led the Columbus Avid Birders group,
and so much more. I have had the privilege of not only birding with him,
but also collaborating with him on several projects over the past 21 years,
and I can say without question that he has been one of the most important
influences in me becoming the birder that I am today. For that I am
eternally grateful.

As you know, I have not posted much lately, and I must say that I am not
pleased with what has happened with birding over the past several years.
The public shaming of Bill Whan and his subsequent removal from this list
is one of the most ridiculous things I have witnessed here and is the
proverbial straw for me. If you do not like this message, you need not
worry about me posting here again because I am unsubscribing. I will also
have to seriously consider whether I wish to continue contributing to a
hobby where I would have to be more concerned with what some poor soul
might think about what I say or write, especially in an historical context,
than promoting bird welfare, habitat conservation and restoration, and
natural history.

Signing off permanently,

Joe Hammond
Pataskala, OH

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Date: 2/10/18 12:13 pm
From: Les Chambers <celinalegal...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
This " thought-police"/ Poltical correctness ubër allies mentality is intolerable. I take my leave too.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 10, 2018, at 2:21 PM, Darlene Friedman <00000299a8028d64-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> I would like to preface this by saying I have never met Bill Whan. However, I have been a member of this list for many years and have always enjoyed reading his very interesting and informative posts, including his most recent one. I was astounded to read that people were offended by a word in a passage from long-byegone days that he quoted in that post. A word that, although certainly offensive now, was in wide use back then. And I was even more surprised by the action of the OOS board to suspend his membership in the list for six months. I can certainly see that it would be offensive if he himself USED that word in a post, but not just because it was a word within a quote that he used. Perhaps we should institute book-burning of books such as Huckleberry Finn which, if my memory serves me correctly, contained now-politically incorrect words as well.
> I can understand the board notifying Bill that his post was offensive to some people, and that he should not repeat this possible error in judgment, but I think banning him for six months is an outrageous punishment. I hope that the board takes into account the opinions of people such as myself who are upset by its action and reinstates him to the list (assuming he would even want to come back).
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Date: 2/10/18 11:46 am
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] LOTS of Snow Buntings @ Hog Creek Marsh, Hardin County
Hog Creek Marsh is an area...that is really a corn field and wind farm.
According to the historical marker it used to be a Marsh. I was over there
with Mandy Roberts to look for a Snowy Owl that had been reported...we
struck out...but we did get to see the biggest flocks of Snow Buntings we
had ever seen. She had arrived earlier, and had closer to 1000 Buntings (I
saw the pictures. :-) ). I was only able to manage 300 of them. :-D. Great
wide open area...and if you need Snow Buntings...you might be able to get
them ther
Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J

Here is the eBird list including a link where you can find a link to a map.:

Hog Creek Marsh, Hardin, Ohio, US
Feb 9, 2018 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
9 species

Northern Harrier 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12
Mourning Dove 8
Horned Lark 100
American Robin 12
European Starling 8
Lapland Longspur 100
Snow Bunting 300 Two major flocks of Snow Buntings with no Longspurs
or Horned Larks. I photographed the biggest Flock, but couldn't photograph
the second that was in another area about a mile away. Earlier in the day,
Mandy Roberts had counts closer to 1000. I can provide scrreen shots of
them enlarged if need be.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42632322

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Date: 2/10/18 11:36 am
From: Darlene Friedman <00000299a8028d64-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
I would like to preface this by saying I have never met Bill Whan. However, I have been a member of this list for many years and have always enjoyed reading his very interesting and informative posts, including his most recent one. I was astounded to read that people were offended by a word in a passage from long-byegone days that he quoted in that post. A word that, although certainly offensive now, was in wide use back then. And I was even more surprised by the action of the OOS board to suspend his membership in the list for six months. I can certainly see that it would be offensive if he himself USED that word in a post, but not just because it was a word within a quote that he used. Perhaps we should institute book-burning of books such as Huckleberry Finn which, if my memory serves me correctly, contained now-politically incorrect words as well.
I can understand the board notifying Bill that his post was offensive to some people, and that he should not repeat this possible error in judgment, but I think banning him for six months is an outrageous punishment. I hope that the board takes into account the opinions of people such as myself who are upset by its action and reinstates him to the list (assuming he would even want to come back).
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Date: 2/10/18 10:45 am
From: Pow Joshi <pow.joshi...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
I object to Bill's suspension.

The Board of Directors, in their insistence on banality, will next compel everyone to communicate in emojis.

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Date: 2/10/18 9:38 am
From: Susan Yost <sdyost...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
Exactly. This list serve is for “birders”. So why is it that some were offended by the “era" of the language but not the “era" of ravaging a Barn Owl nest, stealing the almost hatched eggs and killing of the male Barn Owl? That should get us upset but we know that is what birders did in the time {J. Audubon for example} That too was the practice of the late 1800’s as was the language in the same historical document.
The list serve should halt all further comments on this issue. It’s done. it’s over. Move on.
Sue YOST ~^/^~
Dallas, TX
> On Feb 10, 2018, at 6:13 AM, Eleanor <0000050b6db74e2c-dmarc-request...> wrote:
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> Sent from my iPad
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> What a bunch of thin skinned, easily offended people! Is anyone encouraged to know that minorities were a part of our birding history and community? So what the language of that day was different! Do we outlaw Shakespeare because he is from another age? From the first poor “offended” post, this is disgusting.
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Date: 2/10/18 9:34 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill...
Bill Whan Kenobi.... You will be missed.... Hopefully one day you return to listserv....

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 2/10/18 9:21 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] A little history of the listserve and its original purpose
Hi,

Back in the early 1990's when the internet was still rather novel and the
World Wide Web was in its infancy, Ornithologist Vic Fazio had the
foresight to create the Ohio Birds listserve. As a scientist first and
foremost, Vic envisioned the list serve as a means to communicate and share
not just sightings, but also anything related to the avifauna of Ohio,
including history and other observations or discussions related to birds
and or the sport of birding in Ohio and the related surrounding geography.
When something started to get off topic you could depend on Vic's
impeccable logic and unquestionable integrity to explain why, and to put
and end to the off topic thread. Not just the list owner, Vic was also an
active participant in the discussion. He is also a person with a wry sense
of humor, and so having fun also became part of the culture and community
that evolved.

Once Vic's scientific obligations prevented him from being as active in
managing the list serve and with the formation of the Ohio Ornithological
Society, the logical step was to transfer ownership to that organization.
Even with the transfer, the rules, culture and community, remained intact
and did so for some time.

It would seem that now, with the monetization of the birding spectacle
becoming a driving factor in the sport and those involved, image has become
far more important than community and accommodation of diverse topics and
discussion. Also the sense of fun has been ground into the dirt because it
would seem some feel this also casts a negative image on birding in Ohio,
and as a result, might effect people coming to our state to partake in the
spectacle of the sport.

The OOS owns this forum and can set the rules as they see fit. Times change
as does culture. If rule changes are deemed necessary to better serve
monetary interests, or whatever interests there are which are less
concerned with conservation and science, and a broad sense of having fun,
so be it. Change is constant and inevitable. I would find a forum which
only concentrated on listing and chase birds to be boring and lacking in
utility since I can now get much of that information automatically via
eBird. It is the community and sometimes heated discussion (And formerly
the humor) that I find attractive about this forum. It would be a shame to
see that go.

Haans

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Date: 2/10/18 8:47 am
From: KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Beaver marsh CVNP Friday
Thank You Peggy for your always informative and appreciated observations.
Bird On

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:52 PM, Peggy Wang <
<00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Went for a stroll at Beaver Marsh this afternoon to enjoy the "heat wave"
> and find some relief from cabin fever of late.
>
> Fairly quiet but I did see a few Com Mergansers as well as a DC Cormorant
> on the open cuyahoga River along with mallards, Canada geese & a Belted KF.
>
> One Great Blue Heron was standing in the open stream north of the main
> pond.
>
> Only sparrows were a few Songs. Usual Downies, Red-bellieds, BC
> Chickadees, cardinals & nuthatches.
>
> A pleasing montage was a flock of Cedar Waxwings feeding on some red
> berries. They were interrupted by a flock of robins wanting the same
> berries which led to a fair amount of jostling and some good photo opps.
>
> Peggy Wang
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Date: 2/10/18 8:12 am
From: Paul McSweeny <pmcsweeny...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Opt Out
I am very disappointed in the OOS Board's decision re: Bill Whan.

I have left this service.

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Date: 2/10/18 7:24 am
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan....enough!
Due to a funeral, I have been away from Ohio for almost a week, and have
tried to remain neutral on this issue. However, as a member of this
community, I feel it's time to say that enough is enough.

First of all, the listserv has rules, and punishments. Bill is not banned
for life...or even a year. Six months is not that long.

Second, the only reason we know he was banned at all was that a private
email was made public...which is or isn't fine, depending on your
outlook...but I'm sure he was warned in the past for things he has said or
done both on and off the listserv...the contents of which we are not privy
to.

Third, these posts are now part of the public listserv where anyone can
read them from anywhere...including the posts that say they are
unsubscribing because of how Bill was treated. If you have a
problem...take it up privately. None of these replies (including this
post) have anything to do with birding, or birds, or related issues. It's
a family squabble that should have remained in the family, not in public.
If you have a problem with a post, contact the listserv.

Bill's original post quoting an account of owl nest raiding to me was
not offensive, I understand it for what it is, historical. However, others
were offended by it. The fact that others were offended and made the
offense public, rightly or wrongly, on this listserv predicated the need
for a timely response. My only problem with how it was handled, is that
the listserv board should have posted a public email on the banning, and
the reasons behind it, because of the public nature of the whole affair.

Finally, this listserv has nearly become the laughingstock of the birding
community. Birders do not search the Ohio listserv anymore for info on
chase birds or birding topics related to birding in Ohio...they go on
Facebook. If the OOS and the Ohio birding community wants this listserv to
survive and be relevant, then it (the listserv) needs to grow up...it may
need some changes in format or rules...but it needs to grow up.

I do find Bill's post informative, but sometimes controversial. I think
that if you are going to post on the listserv, before you hit send, re-read
it and ask yourself "would a group be offended by what I said?". If there
is even a hint that it might, then go back and edit it...if it is
historical commentary, like the quote given by Bill, then maybe a link with
a disclaimer would be a better option.

This is all I am going to say on the matter publicly.

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.

On Feb 10, 2018 7:46 AM, "Steve Cagan" <steve...> wrote:

I still think Bill made an error in judgement. He and I disagree about
that. So be it…

But we are going through a moment in history in which the political powers
of our country include people who are genuine racists, who are unrepentant
sexists, who promote policies that strike at the poor, the workers, the
most vulnerable in our society, and (not a minor point) at the efforts at
environmental conservation that many of us have worked to support. They
seem ready to drag us into more and increasingly frightening wars. In such
a moment, we really need to have a sense of proportion.

I still think Bill was mistaken. I don’t think the people who were offended
by what bill posted or his way of posting it are too sensitive. The issues
they raise are real, and get to central problems in our society. But these
are problems that Bill himself has been concerned to address in his life,
and even in the original post.

In the end, in a case like this, a disagreement is a disagreement. The
reaction of the OOS board seems out of proportion to me. I think they could
have stated their disagreement with Bill in this medium. They could have
asked for discussions about what the appropriate way(s) to handle the sort
of documents that started all this would be. But the decision to punish
Bill seems condescending and excessive. I hope it can be reconsidered.


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Date: 2/10/18 7:10 am
From: Todd Hill <00000167687b5755-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
I have enjoyed this listserv for a number of years now. The postings have gotten right to the point and have been highly informative. I have learned a lot about birding in Ohio via this forum, as I am not nearly as expert, nor as committed, as so many who contribute here. I've never met Bill Whan, but I would count him among that group based on what he's written here. Sure, he could have edited that excerpt he posted. He didn't, and perhaps he's learned that much. We'll never know, thanks to the draconian gesture of the OOS.

The Internet has long since lost the enthusiasm and excitement it had, say, 20 years ago. It has become a repository of much negative energy, to the point where I have to go out of my way to avoid it. Now it's infected this listserv, and I dread seeing it in my inbox. So, easy decision for me. I am glad there are other online venues for me to continue my education about birds, and I will now turn to them instead.

Todd HillFredericktown, Knox County

On Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:22 AM, inga schmidt <ingais...> wrote:


Having benefited from Bill Whan’s many informative posts these many
years, I would be remiss if I didn’t add a note of support for him.
I was quite chilled by the boards decision to remove him from the
listserv and think that they were completely off the mark.

Someone before me called the decision condescending. That seems to sum it up.

Inga Schmidt
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Date: 2/10/18 6:22 am
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
Having benefited from Bill Whans many informative posts these many
years, I would be remiss if I didnt add a note of support for him.
I was quite chilled by the boards decision to remove him from the
listserv and think that they were completely off the mark.

Someone before me called the decision condescending. That seems to sum it up.

Inga Schmidt
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Date: 2/10/18 5:03 am
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Power Dam, Defiance County
I was out at the Power Dam yesterday(Feb. 9), and got to see some:
Canada Geese: 1000, Common Goldeneye: 8, Common Merganser: 50(at least),
American Black Duck:2, Lesser Scaup: 6, Mallard: 10, Ring-Billed Gull:
50(at least), Herring Gull: 50(at least), Lesser Black-Backed Gull: 16(at
least), Tufted Titmouse: 1
Black-Capped Chickadee: 2, Eastern Bluebird: 1, and Bald Eagle: 4.
J Reinhard

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Date: 2/10/18 4:46 am
From: Steve Cagan <steve...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
I still think Bill made an error in judgement. He and I disagree about that. So be it…

But we are going through a moment in history in which the political powers of our country include people who are genuine racists, who are unrepentant sexists, who promote policies that strike at the poor, the workers, the most vulnerable in our society, and (not a minor point) at the efforts at environmental conservation that many of us have worked to support. They seem ready to drag us into more and increasingly frightening wars. In such a moment, we really need to have a sense of proportion.

I still think Bill was mistaken. I don’t think the people who were offended by what bill posted or his way of posting it are too sensitive. The issues they raise are real, and get to central problems in our society. But these are problems that Bill himself has been concerned to address in his life, and even in the original post.

In the end, in a case like this, a disagreement is a disagreement. The reaction of the OOS board seems out of proportion to me. I think they could have stated their disagreement with Bill in this medium. They could have asked for discussions about what the appropriate way(s) to handle the sort of documents that started all this would be. But the decision to punish Bill seems condescending and excessive. I hope it can be reconsidered.


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Date: 2/10/18 4:29 am
From: Eleanor <0000050b6db74e2c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan
Sent from my iPad

What a bunch of thin skinned, easily offended people! Is anyone encouraged to know that minorities were a part of our birding history and community? So what the language of that day was different! Do we outlaw Shakespeare because he is from another age? From the first poor “offended” post, this is disgusting.
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Date: 2/10/18 4:18 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Supporting Real Bird Habitat Preservation in Ohio
Hi,

Conservation and habitat, in my view should be primary concerns of those
interested in birds and those who take part in the spectacle that birding
has become, so I occasionally like to point out how members of the birding
community can actually support the many of areas in Ohio that make this
spectacle possible. I have three suggestions that come to mind as these
are to agencies and organizations/land owners I am most familiar with.

The 2018 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp will be issued in March and until then
you can purchase the 2017 stamp. These also come with a nice sticker and
an attractive pin. These stamps are issued by the Ohio Division of
Wildlife and funds go to support wildlife areas like Magee Marsh.

http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/about-contacts/support-ohios-wildlife/ohio-wildlife-legacy-stamp

It would be nice to see people in the field wearing these pins or to see
birders vehicles with the stickers. Something all too rare in our state,
especially given the large numbers of participants.

Another place used extensively by birders is Mentor Marsh. This natural
area was Ohio's first state nature preserve and is managed by the Cleveland
Museum of Natural History. It is a great place for Rails, ammodramus
species sparrows, and other birds that are hard to find elsewhere. The
marsh is undergoing an extensive restoration effort and this is improving
the habitat for birds considerably. You can contribute to the CMNH Mentor
Marsh fund here by using the pull down menu to choose Mentor Marsh.

https://www.cmnh.org/join-support/donate/donate-now


I would be remiss to not also mention the organization where I do much of
my field work which is the Holden Arboretum. Holden is a private not for
profit organization that does not receive any public funds. It is entirely
dependent upon admission fees, memberships, donations and grants to
preserve over 3000 acres of natural areas which are very important breeding
bird habitat supporting some of Ohio's rarer nesting species. Holden is
also a place known to host rarities like Bohemian Waxwing, Hoary Redpoll,
Mississippi Kite, and Townsend's Solitaire which have provided many in the
birding community an opportunity to add these to their lists. You can join
or donate to Holden here:

http://www.holdenarb.org/join-and-support/


All three of the above actually own and preserve habitat, and I would
encourage everyone to donate to organizations that actually do this as it
is a good measure of action, and shows your support is for something
tangible which can be seen and measured.

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Date: 2/9/18 9:53 pm
From: Robert Sparks <0000017e6dcea261-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bill Whan’s Removal
I have to join in saying that Bill Whan is a good friend of mine and perhaps one of the kindest people I know.  I agree with Andy Sewell and don’t want to be part of a group that will not have him as a member. Let’s not forget that he was a charter member and big reason that the OOS even exists today.  Thanks Bill for all of the informative posts and all that you have taught me about birding through the years.I am leaving the list serve and would leave OOS, but am not currently a member.Brad Sparks

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Date: 2/9/18 8:26 pm
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Listserve
I read with great dismay the email passed on by Troy. I fully second
everything that he said about Bill. I would not be the birder I am today
without Bill's encouragement and advice. Some of the best birding moments I
have had have been in his company.

Any organization that would not have Bill is not one I would wish to be a
part of. I am therefore cancelling my subscription to the listserve.

Thanks all for entertaining my posts and reports over the years and good
birding to you all.

Andy Sewell
Columbus

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Date: 2/9/18 7:52 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Beaver marsh CVNP Friday
Went for a stroll at Beaver Marsh this afternoon to enjoy the "heat wave" and find some relief from cabin fever of late.

Fairly quiet but I did see a few Com Mergansers as well as a DC Cormorant on the open cuyahoga River along with mallards, Canada geese & a Belted KF.

One Great Blue Heron was standing in the open stream north of the main pond.

Only sparrows were a few Songs. Usual Downies, Red-bellieds, BC Chickadees, cardinals & nuthatches.

A pleasing montage was a flock of Cedar Waxwings feeding on some red berries. They were interrupted by a flock of robins wanting the same berries which led to a fair amount of jostling and some good photo opps.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 2/9/18 7:33 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Late Posting Miami Co. Snowy Owl
About 2;15 pm on Wed. Feb.7, a Snowy Owl was spotted flying over a field
along 48 north of Covington. 3 of the Darke County Birders at different
times today tried to refind it and didn't.

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Date: 2/9/18 11:28 am
From: Jonathan White <jfw...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio-birds
Twitter

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Date: 2/9/18 11:23 am
From: Jonathan White <jonathanwhite.us.ca...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
Twitter.


On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 2:03 PM Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...> wrote:

> I'm not defending the content of said message , we all make mistakes. Bill
> posts regularly on this list. I wonder if the list will continue to exist
> without his regular and educational posts. Sad!
>
> Manon VanSchoyck
> Licking County
>
> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 1:52 PM troy shively <troyph...> wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> > I thought I would pass this along from Bill Whan since he cannot post it.
> > I don’t want to start another fight, I’m just passing along the
> > information. I’m sure both sides have their opinion on the subject, and
> > I’m sure this will probably be my last listserv post, but I want to thank
> > Bill for all of his wisdom over the years. No one has taught me more
> about
> > birds and ornithological history. He is my mentor and close friend and
> > I’m sad to see this. I hope in the future we can learn to communicate
> > with each other better and learn that sometimes the “tone” of an email
> can
> > be misread and the intent can be lost in perception. I know many of us
> > have known Bill for years and know he is a wonderful human being and has
> > been misunderstood, often because of perception. Please don’t email me
> > back as I am not going to reply, I really don’t want to start something.
> > I just want to raise a glass and thank Bill for 30 years of enjoyable
> > information.
> > Regrettably,
> > Troy
> >
> > >>> Bill,
> > >>> As the owner of the Ohio birding listserv, the OOS is responsible for
> > >>> managing the content of the published posts. As part of that
> > >>> responsibility, it reviews the content of controversial posts. Your
> > >>> recent barn owl posting has been reviewed and discussed by our Board.
> > >>> As you are aware, it angered and offended many members, causing some
> to
> > >>> unsubscribe from the listserv.
> > >>> The listserv is intended to be a non-confrontational vehicle to
> > >>> communicate rare bird information and to discuss Ohio's birds,
> habitat,
> > >>> etc. Though we appreciate that you have been a long-time supporter
> of
> > >>> the listserv and are a well-respected member of Ohio's birding
> > >>> community, the subject post has overstepped the bounds of our
> listserv
> > >>> rules. Many have enjoyed and been educated by your interesting and
> > >>> historical posts over the years but many have also felt that they
> > >>> sometimes cross the line of propriety based on the intent of this
> > >>> listserv. Most frustrating to us was that you often refer readers to
> > >>> articles/documents with a link rather than by transcribing them into
> > the
> > >>> message. Substituting a link for your transcription with a warning
> > note
> > >>> regarding the racial slur used in the subject post could have
> achieved
> > >>> the results of sharing the pertinent birding information without the
> > >>> shock and offense it ultimately created.
> > >>> We feel that allowing any similar content to be posted could further
> > >>> damage the credibility of the listserv and the OOS. In the best
> > >>> interest of the Ohio Listserv and its members, we have suspended your
> > >>> participation/membership on the listserv for six months, to begin
> today
> > >>> February 8, 2018. If you wish to rejoin after the six month
> > suspension,
> > >>> you will be immediately reinstated with the understanding that you
> will
> > >>> adhere to the listserv posting rules. Subsequent violations of the
> > >>> listserv rules could result in permanent suspension.
> > >>> We are disappointed in having to take this action but do so in the
> > >>> interests of our membership.
> > >>>
> > >>> OOS Board of Directors
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> >
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Date: 2/9/18 11:03 am
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
I'm not defending the content of said message , we all make mistakes. Bill
posts regularly on this list. I wonder if the list will continue to exist
without his regular and educational posts. Sad!

Manon VanSchoyck
Licking County

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 1:52 PM troy shively <troyph...> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I thought I would pass this along from Bill Whan since he cannot post it.
> I don’t want to start another fight, I’m just passing along the
> information. I’m sure both sides have their opinion on the subject, and
> I’m sure this will probably be my last listserv post, but I want to thank
> Bill for all of his wisdom over the years. No one has taught me more about
> birds and ornithological history. He is my mentor and close friend and
> I’m sad to see this. I hope in the future we can learn to communicate
> with each other better and learn that sometimes the “tone” of an email can
> be misread and the intent can be lost in perception. I know many of us
> have known Bill for years and know he is a wonderful human being and has
> been misunderstood, often because of perception. Please don’t email me
> back as I am not going to reply, I really don’t want to start something.
> I just want to raise a glass and thank Bill for 30 years of enjoyable
> information.
> Regrettably,
> Troy
>
> >>> Bill,
> >>> As the owner of the Ohio birding listserv, the OOS is responsible for
> >>> managing the content of the published posts. As part of that
> >>> responsibility, it reviews the content of controversial posts. Your
> >>> recent barn owl posting has been reviewed and discussed by our Board.
> >>> As you are aware, it angered and offended many members, causing some to
> >>> unsubscribe from the listserv.
> >>> The listserv is intended to be a non-confrontational vehicle to
> >>> communicate rare bird information and to discuss Ohio's birds, habitat,
> >>> etc. Though we appreciate that you have been a long-time supporter of
> >>> the listserv and are a well-respected member of Ohio's birding
> >>> community, the subject post has overstepped the bounds of our listserv
> >>> rules. Many have enjoyed and been educated by your interesting and
> >>> historical posts over the years but many have also felt that they
> >>> sometimes cross the line of propriety based on the intent of this
> >>> listserv. Most frustrating to us was that you often refer readers to
> >>> articles/documents with a link rather than by transcribing them into
> the
> >>> message. Substituting a link for your transcription with a warning
> note
> >>> regarding the racial slur used in the subject post could have achieved
> >>> the results of sharing the pertinent birding information without the
> >>> shock and offense it ultimately created.
> >>> We feel that allowing any similar content to be posted could further
> >>> damage the credibility of the listserv and the OOS. In the best
> >>> interest of the Ohio Listserv and its members, we have suspended your
> >>> participation/membership on the listserv for six months, to begin today
> >>> February 8, 2018. If you wish to rejoin after the six month
> suspension,
> >>> you will be immediately reinstated with the understanding that you will
> >>> adhere to the listserv posting rules. Subsequent violations of the
> >>> listserv rules could result in permanent suspension.
> >>> We are disappointed in having to take this action but do so in the
> >>> interests of our membership.
> >>>
> >>> OOS Board of Directors
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
>
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Date: 2/9/18 11:03 am
From: Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] unsubscribe


ELAYNA M. STIERHOFF


-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of troy shively
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 1:51 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv

Hello all,
I thought I would pass this along from Bill Whan since he cannot post it. I don’t want to start another fight, I’m just passing along the information. I’m sure both sides have their opinion on the subject, and I’m sure this will probably be my last listserv post, but I want to thank Bill for all of his wisdom over the years. No one has taught me more about birds and ornithological history. He is my mentor and close friend and I’m sad to see this. I hope in the future we can learn to communicate with each other better and learn that sometimes the “tone” of an email can be misread and the intent can be lost in perception. I know many of us have known Bill for years and know he is a wonderful human being and has been misunderstood, often because of perception. Please don’t email me back as I am not going to reply, I really don’t want to start something. I just want to raise a glass and thank Bill for 30 years of enjoyable information.
Regrettably,
Troy

>>> Bill,
>>> As the owner of the Ohio birding listserv, the OOS is responsible
>>> for managing the content of the published posts. As part of that
>>> responsibility, it reviews the content of controversial posts. Your
>>> recent barn owl posting has been reviewed and discussed by our Board.
>>> As you are aware, it angered and offended many members, causing some
>>> to unsubscribe from the listserv.
>>> The listserv is intended to be a non-confrontational vehicle to
>>> communicate rare bird information and to discuss Ohio's birds,
>>> habitat, etc. Though we appreciate that you have been a long-time
>>> supporter of the listserv and are a well-respected member of Ohio's
>>> birding community, the subject post has overstepped the bounds of
>>> our listserv rules. Many have enjoyed and been educated by your
>>> interesting and historical posts over the years but many have also
>>> felt that they sometimes cross the line of propriety based on the
>>> intent of this listserv. Most frustrating to us was that you often
>>> refer readers to articles/documents with a link rather than by
>>> transcribing them into the message. Substituting a link for your
>>> transcription with a warning note regarding the racial slur used in
>>> the subject post could have achieved the results of sharing the
>>> pertinent birding information without the shock and offense it ultimately created.
>>> We feel that allowing any similar content to be posted could further
>>> damage the credibility of the listserv and the OOS. In the best
>>> interest of the Ohio Listserv and its members, we have suspended
>>> your participation/membership on the listserv for six months, to
>>> begin today February 8, 2018. If you wish to rejoin after the six
>>> month suspension, you will be immediately reinstated with the
>>> understanding that you will adhere to the listserv posting rules.
>>> Subsequent violations of the listserv rules could result in permanent suspension.
>>> We are disappointed in having to take this action but do so in the
>>> interests of our membership.
>>>
>>> OOS Board of Directors
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

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Date: 2/9/18 11:02 am
From: Stierhoff, Elayna M. <EMStierhoff...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
This is a sad note. I will be removing my membership and will find other ways of gaining birding information. Bill has done some tremendous educational and research sharing with us over the years.

ELAYNA M. STIERHOFF

-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of troy shively
Sent: Friday, February 9, 2018 1:51 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv

Hello all,
I thought I would pass this along from Bill Whan since he cannot post it. I don’t want to start another fight, I’m just passing along the information. I’m sure both sides have their opinion on the subject, and I’m sure this will probably be my last listserv post, but I want to thank Bill for all of his wisdom over the years. No one has taught me more about birds and ornithological history. He is my mentor and close friend and I’m sad to see this. I hope in the future we can learn to communicate with each other better and learn that sometimes the “tone” of an email can be misread and the intent can be lost in perception. I know many of us have known Bill for years and know he is a wonderful human being and has been misunderstood, often because of perception. Please don’t email me back as I am not going to reply, I really don’t want to start something. I just want to raise a glass and thank Bill for 30 years of enjoyable information.
Regrettably,
Troy

>>> Bill,
>>> As the owner of the Ohio birding listserv, the OOS is responsible
>>> for managing the content of the published posts. As part of that
>>> responsibility, it reviews the content of controversial posts. Your
>>> recent barn owl posting has been reviewed and discussed by our Board.
>>> As you are aware, it angered and offended many members, causing some
>>> to unsubscribe from the listserv.
>>> The listserv is intended to be a non-confrontational vehicle to
>>> communicate rare bird information and to discuss Ohio's birds,
>>> habitat, etc. Though we appreciate that you have been a long-time
>>> supporter of the listserv and are a well-respected member of Ohio's
>>> birding community, the subject post has overstepped the bounds of
>>> our listserv rules. Many have enjoyed and been educated by your
>>> interesting and historical posts over the years but many have also
>>> felt that they sometimes cross the line of propriety based on the
>>> intent of this listserv. Most frustrating to us was that you often
>>> refer readers to articles/documents with a link rather than by
>>> transcribing them into the message. Substituting a link for your
>>> transcription with a warning note regarding the racial slur used in
>>> the subject post could have achieved the results of sharing the
>>> pertinent birding information without the shock and offense it ultimately created.
>>> We feel that allowing any similar content to be posted could further
>>> damage the credibility of the listserv and the OOS. In the best
>>> interest of the Ohio Listserv and its members, we have suspended
>>> your participation/membership on the listserv for six months, to
>>> begin today February 8, 2018. If you wish to rejoin after the six
>>> month suspension, you will be immediately reinstated with the
>>> understanding that you will adhere to the listserv posting rules.
>>> Subsequent violations of the listserv rules could result in permanent suspension.
>>> We are disappointed in having to take this action but do so in the
>>> interests of our membership.
>>>
>>> OOS Board of Directors
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

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Date: 2/9/18 10:52 am
From: troy shively <troyph...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Birds Listserv
Hello all,
I thought I would pass this along from Bill Whan since he cannot post it. I don’t want to start another fight, I’m just passing along the information. I’m sure both sides have their opinion on the subject, and I’m sure this will probably be my last listserv post, but I want to thank Bill for all of his wisdom over the years. No one has taught me more about birds and ornithological history. He is my mentor and close friend and I’m sad to see this. I hope in the future we can learn to communicate with each other better and learn that sometimes the “tone” of an email can be misread and the intent can be lost in perception. I know many of us have known Bill for years and know he is a wonderful human being and has been misunderstood, often because of perception. Please don’t email me back as I am not going to reply, I really don’t want to start something. I just want to raise a glass and thank Bill for 30 years of enjoyable information.
Regrettably,
Troy

>>> Bill,
>>> As the owner of the Ohio birding listserv, the OOS is responsible for
>>> managing the content of the published posts. As part of that
>>> responsibility, it reviews the content of controversial posts. Your
>>> recent barn owl posting has been reviewed and discussed by our Board.
>>> As you are aware, it angered and offended many members, causing some to
>>> unsubscribe from the listserv.
>>> The listserv is intended to be a non-confrontational vehicle to
>>> communicate rare bird information and to discuss Ohio's birds, habitat,
>>> etc. Though we appreciate that you have been a long-time supporter of
>>> the listserv and are a well-respected member of Ohio's birding
>>> community, the subject post has overstepped the bounds of our listserv
>>> rules. Many have enjoyed and been educated by your interesting and
>>> historical posts over the years but many have also felt that they
>>> sometimes cross the line of propriety based on the intent of this
>>> listserv. Most frustrating to us was that you often refer readers to
>>> articles/documents with a link rather than by transcribing them into the
>>> message. Substituting a link for your transcription with a warning note
>>> regarding the racial slur used in the subject post could have achieved
>>> the results of sharing the pertinent birding information without the
>>> shock and offense it ultimately created.
>>> We feel that allowing any similar content to be posted could further
>>> damage the credibility of the listserv and the OOS. In the best
>>> interest of the Ohio Listserv and its members, we have suspended your
>>> participation/membership on the listserv for six months, to begin today
>>> February 8, 2018. If you wish to rejoin after the six month suspension,
>>> you will be immediately reinstated with the understanding that you will
>>> adhere to the listserv posting rules. Subsequent violations of the
>>> listserv rules could result in permanent suspension.
>>> We are disappointed in having to take this action but do so in the
>>> interests of our membership.
>>>
>>> OOS Board of Directors
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>

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Date: 2/9/18 5:15 am
From: David Hochadel <dmhochadel...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] My feeder
Marie,

Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a nice winter find in Ohio. Usually just
Golden-crowned Kinglets here in winter.

Dave Hochadel

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 8:06 AM, marys1000 <marys1000...> wrote:

> I keep it simple here because I have hundreds of house sparrows, 10
> squirrels and a only a few other guests. I put out sunflower seeds, on
> the ground and 1 platform feeder for those few guests although most does
> get hogged by the HOSPs and squirrels.
> In the winter Cardinal activity picks up quite a bit though and I go from
> summer of 1 or 2 pairs to up to 20 which is nice.
> In the past I tried suet feeders in winter but in addition to the HOSPs
> hanging all over them it brings in the Starlings, what a ruckus!
> I decided to just try again with two feeders close to the windows. I
> throw things at the windows when I hear the Starlings fighting.
> I'm so glad I tried again, when they can find a break btw HOSPs and
> Starlings I get the unsurprising Red Bellied, a Downey but also 2 Carolina
> Wrens yesterday!
> Two weeks ago I had a Ruby Crowned Kinglet which was exciting but I didn't
> think I'd see it again, went to FL for a week came back
> yesterday and saw it! New yard bird for me.
>
> Marie, Fairborn OH (near Dayton)
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Date: 2/9/18 5:06 am
From: marys1000 <marys1000...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] My feeder
I keep it simple here because I have hundreds of house sparrows, 10
squirrels and a only a few other guests.  I put out sunflower seeds, on
the ground and 1 platform feeder for those few guests although most does
get hogged by the HOSPs and squirrels.
In the winter Cardinal activity picks up quite a bit though and I go
from summer of 1 or 2 pairs to up to 20 which is nice.
In the past I tried suet feeders in winter but in addition to the HOSPs
hanging all over them it brings in the Starlings, what a ruckus!
I decided to just try again with two feeders close to the windows.  I
throw things  at the windows when I hear the Starlings fighting.
I'm so glad I tried again, when they can find a break btw HOSPs and
Starlings I get the unsurprising Red Bellied, a Downey but also  2
Carolina Wrens yesterday!
Two weeks ago I had a Ruby Crowned Kinglet which was exciting but I
didn't think I'd see it again,  went to FL for a week came back
yesterday and saw it!  New yard bird for me.

Marie, Fairborn OH (near Dayton)

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Date: 2/8/18 11:24 am
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mahoning River, Struthers - Lowellville
Waterfowl numbers and variety were up today, compared to recent visits to the river.   Seen were: Canada geese, 43 mallards, 2 Am. black ducks, 10 ring-necked ducks, 4 lesser scaup, 6 c. goldeneyes, 11 hooded mergansers, 4 common mergansers, 4 red-breasted mergansers, red-tailed hawk, and 2 ring-billed gulls.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 2/8/18 7:38 am
From: Bob Cook <0000044fa39d3fec-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Unusual sightings in Avon Lake
It has been quite an unusual morning. It seems like the wrong time of year to have a male Eastern Bluebird show up at our feeders.But the highlight was a Pileated Woodpecker that spent quite a bit of time working the trees in the back yard. 

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Date: 2/7/18 5:33 pm
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Shrike correction
Two friends and I refound the bird yesterday Tuesday morning at the Oxbow meadow in North Chagrin Reservation, they are photographers and so posted some pics on the Birding Ohio Facebook page -- everyone that has seen the pictures said it was a Northern.  
I did some more on-line research Tuesday afternoon and found you-tube videos of Northern singing -- interesting those aren't on the allaboutbirds - Cornell website.  The pictures Rich got of it do show that the bill isn't completely black -- so today I changed my e-bird list and want to let all of you know, too.
Three of us looked four different times today and none of us found it.  I did some reading last evening and according to Peterjohn in Birds of Ohio, most northern shrikes have winter territories with only a few being nomadic.  They tend to migrant back north in February and early March so perhaps this one is already beginning to work his way back north and has moved on.  I'm going to keep checking for a few more days.  
One thing for sure, I've learned quite a bit about shrikes over the past two days!!
Mary HueyWilloughby, Ohio

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Date: 2/7/18 4:20 am
From: Amy Downing <000004191472a777-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Snowy owl
J I am guessing this is Paulding County?

Congrats to your Mom!

> On Feb 6, 2018, at 8:53 PM, J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...> wrote:
>
> My mom got to see a Snowy Owl along 613, just 1/4 mile east of 127. It
> even stayed on the telephone pole and let her stop right below it to take
> some pictures. I attached some pictures to this email. It was a really neat
> find, seeing as she doesn't bird watch.
> J Reinhard
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Date: 2/6/18 7:40 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lake White SP Leucistic Greater White Front...?
Greetings!

If anyone is around Lake White SP, check out the geese there for a
partially leucistic Greater White Fronted Goose, I saw it today on the
lake around the corner of 552 and 220...I tried to ID it as a
domestic....but it had the look more of a White-fronted...also too small
for Greylag.

It was hanging around with the other billion Canada Geese there...plus some
other geese that could have been Cackling..but I couldn't get a good angle
on them.

Everything was hanging out in the only open water on the lake.

Happy birding and God bless,

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Date: 2/6/18 7:12 pm
From: Ray Heindl <000002f829346c28-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike?
I found your shrike in the same area Tuesday afternoon, in the top of a
very tall tree. From the photo it looks like a Northern Shrike; the mask
seems too small for a Loggerhead. The naturalist at the nature center
agreed.

Here's the least bad of the pictures I got:
http://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4615/39414555364_cd8b61c470_b.jpg

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Date: 2/6/18 5:55 pm
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Snowy owl
My mom got to see a Snowy Owl along 613, just 1/4 mile east of 127. It
even stayed on the telephone pole and let her stop right below it to take
some pictures. I attached some pictures to this email. It was a really neat
find, seeing as she doesn't bird watch.
J Reinhard

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Date: 2/6/18 2:48 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverDam-Inniswood,2-06:waterfowl,raptors
I stopped by lower Hoover Reservoir and nearby Inniswood MetroPark this
afternoon, and they're still a fairly good spot during the February blahs.
Much of the area above the dam is ice-free, and there are big holes in the
ice up by Walnut St boat ramp. Notables included:

Dabblers - plenty of Mallards still in the dam spillway, but they were
joined by Gadwalls, N.Shovelers, Black Ducks, and a pair of N.Pintails

Divers - Mergansers were the stars above the dam, with rafts of all 3
species. There were also a few Common Goldeneyes in one of the holes by
Walnut St, ramp

Gulls - fair #s of Ring-bills (100+) and Herring (10+), but nothing else
with them so far.

Raptors - an adult Bald Eagle was sitting on the edge of the ice between
Walnut St and the Dam. Even more unusual was a pair of Red-shouldered
Hawks hanging around the Walnut St ramp area.

Woodpeckers - lots of the expected ones at Inniswood, including Pileated

E.Bluebirds - 3 were foraging along the edge of the spillway below the dam,
while another 3 were along one of the forest rails at Inniswood

Sparrows - still largely no-shows, with only a few Songs and White-throats
at each spot

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Date: 2/6/18 1:36 pm
From: Simpson, Bruce <simpson...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-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

Thoreau Lake
Mergansers
Common
Hooded
Red-breasted
Redhead
Lesser Scaup
Gadwall
Canvasback
American Black Duck
Mallards

Lake Trail
Woodpeckers
Pileated
Redhead
Hairy
N Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sparrows
White-throated
Fox
Hawks
Red-tailed
Cooper's
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Carolina Wren
Yellow-rumped Warbler
E Bluebird

Nature Center
Sparrows
Fox
American Tree
White-throated
Dark-eyed Junco
Brown Creeper
Hairy Woodpecker
Carolina Wren
House Finch

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: 2/6/18 12:21 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mahoning River, Struthers - Lowellville (Mahoning Co.)
I've been checking my local stretch of the Mahoning R. about every other day this winter.  I've found no great rarities, there, but birding has been interesting.  Today I found: Canada geese, mallards, 3 Am. black ducks, 7 ring-necked ducks, lesser scaup, 3 hooded mergansers, common merganser, and pied-billed grebe.  Also, the male yellow-bellied sapsucker is still a regular visitor to my suet feeder in Poland Twp.  Craig Holt

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Date: 2/6/18 10:14 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Long tailed duck...Dayton
The three Long-tailed Ducks were still present as of 12:15pm. Great find by Eric.


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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Long tailed duck...Dayton

There are currently 3 long tailed ducks at eastwood metropark lake. North side of the lake in the only open water.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 2/6/18 5:59 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Long tailed duck...Dayton
There are currently 3 long tailed ducks at eastwood metropark lake. North side of the lake in the only open water.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 2/5/18 5:13 pm
From: David Kersten <dave.n8auh...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Monday in Sebring
It was an eight bluebird and two cedar waxwings day this morning at our
home in Copeland Oaks ! What a delight !

Dave & Beth

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Date: 2/5/18 4:03 pm
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike?
Okay, I may have blurted out "northern" too quickly -- it was definitely a shrike but once home I listened to Northern songs and that wasn't what I heard -- so check Loggerhead, too even though I know that's less likely -- what I heard sounded more like a Loggerhead.  Soooo, now I hope others can find it and verify that for me.  I'm changing my e-bird report to "shrike" with notes to indicate this.  I did get a video with my phone in an effort to get some of the song, but it's weak and probably not enough.  I'm not a photographer so no equipment other than my phone with me.
Mary HueyWilloughby, Ohio

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Date: 2/5/18 2:43 pm
From: Mary Huey <mary.huey...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike
As I was trudging back to my car across the board walk along the eastern edge of the southern most lagoon at the Oxbow in North Chagrin Metropark (across from Squire's Castle on Rt. 174) feeling dejected because I only had 3 species (really cold), a Northern Shrike popped up out of the end of the marsh, sat on a tree branch about 20' from me and eventually sang for a minute before flying off.  It's been a while since I've seen one and never heard one sing.  Great walk in spite of only 5 species!!
Mary HueyWilloughby, Ohio

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Date: 2/5/18 11:59 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl - Champaign County
Julie and I drove to Upper Valley Pike to look for the Snowy Owl. We spotted
it about 200 yards north of Herr Road on the west side of the road. It was
maybe 50 yards from the road in soybean stubble and rather easy to see when
we were there. It was much whiter than the bird we had in Clark County on
our CBC.

Doug Overacker

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Date: 2/5/18 10:17 am
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pipit, Perry County
For the five or so Perry County birders out there, there was a single American pipit on OK Sweeney road, which is off Rt 668 near close lake. Seen and photographed this morning at 11:00 AM.

Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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Date: 2/5/18 8:40 am
From: J Reinhard <jdreinhard15...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Auglaize River birds
We went out to the Auglaize river right below the Power Dam and to the
Independence State Park right below the Dam and we got to see a lot of good
winter birds. Canada Goose:100, Mallard:20, Common Goldeneye:20, American
Black Duck:2, Common Merganser:30, Pied-Billed Grebe:1, Great Blue
Heron:10, Bald Eagle:26, Herring Gull:20(estimation), Ring-Billed
Gull:20(estimation), Greater Black-Backed Gull:2, Tufted Titmouse:2,
Northern Cardinal:2, Black-capped Chickadee:1(heard), Downy
Woodpecker:1(heard), and Red-Tailed Hawk:4.
J Reinhard

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Date: 2/5/18 7:45 am
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Julie Zickefoose – Tuesday February 6
Please join us tomorrow for the monthly program of the Athens Area Birders, featuring author, artist, naturalist Julie Zickefoose.

Julie presents a new program about the unlikely visit of a snowy owl to a shopping mall, causing a stir amongst birdwatchers and the public alike. Julie was drawn into a web of connectivity that protected and ultimately rescued this precious visitor from the Arctic.

A free event presented by the Athens Area Birders. Arrive at 6:30 pm for snacks and chats, program starts at 7:00 pm.

Stefan
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Tuesday, 6 February 2018 – Monthly AAB program
A Messenger from the Arctic - with Julie Zickefoose

Time: 6:30 pm- Light refreshments
7:00 pm- Program begins
Location: ODNR meeting room, 360 East State Street, Athens
Contact: Stefan Gleissberg - <stefan_gleissberg...>
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Date: 2/5/18 6:40 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
FEBRUARY 04, 2018 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: East and west sides in the morning, back side in the afternoon.
TIME: 8:00am - 12:20pm; 1:45pm - 4:45pm TEMP.: 33 ~ 36
COND.: Gray and overcast with steady, wet snow from 8:00am to 11:00am;
light flurries rest of day; wind W/SW at 5-10mph. Canals and
ditches mostly frozen; some open leads of water on the east side in Pool 1;
one small lead open in Metzger Marsh; Lake Erie open.
OBS. EAST: Katie Clink, Ed Pierce. OBS. WEST: Dave & Kim Myles, Jim Reyda,
Al & Betty Schlecht, Douglas W. Vogus.
OBS. AFTERNOON: Ed Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 8 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 7
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 6
3. Meadow Vole - 2
4. Common Muskrat - 1
5. Coyote - 2
6. Red Fox - 1
7. Common Raccoon - 2
8. White-tailed Deer - 8


II. BIRDS: 49 SPECIES, 1,930 INDIVIDUALS.

1. Canada Goose - 497
2. Trumpeter Swan - 67 (one with yellow neckband too far away to read)
3. Tundra Swan - 431
4. American Black Duck - 3
5. Mallard - 18
6. Lesser Scaup - 14
7. Hooded Merganser - 6
8. Common Merganser - 37
9. Red-breasted Merganser - 52
10. Mourning Dove - 18
11. Sandhill Crane - 1
12. Ring-billed Gull - 16
13. Herring Gull - 13
14. Great Blue Heron - 27
15. Bald Eagle - 24 (6 adult,18 immature)
16. Northern Harrier - 4
17. Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
18. Red-tailed Hawk - 11
19. Rough-legged Hawk - 2 (1 dark morph,1 light morph)
20. Great Horned Owl - 5
21. Red-headed Woodpecker - 6 (3 adult,3 immature)
22. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 13
23. Downy Woodpecker - 19
24. Hairy Woodpecker - 2
25. Northern Flicker - 2
26. American Kestrel - 4
27. Blue Jay - 21
28. Horned Lark - 1
29. Black-capped Chickadee - 17
30. Tufted Titmouse - 4
31. White-breasted Nuthatch - 8
32. Brown Creeper - 3
33. Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3
34. American Robin - 2
35. European Starling - 119
36. House Sparrow - 53
37. House Finch - 2
38. American Goldfinch - 66
39. Lapland Longspur - 14
40. American Tree Sparrow - 203
41. Song Sparrow - 7
42. Swamp Sparrow - 7
43. White-throated Sparrow - 3
44. Dark-eyed Junco - 26
45. Northern Cardinal - 52
46. Red-winged Blackbird - 3
47. Rusty Blackbird - 2
48. Common Grackle - 1
49. Brown-headed Cowbird - 19


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 2/4/18 3:02 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] BlendonWoods-HooverDam,2-04:waterfowl,Few feederBirds
I waited for the snow to thin before venturing out to these nearby spots,
and was rewarded by meeting up with Bruce Simpson's bird walk group at
Blendon. Open water at Thoreau Lake and at Hoover have made for
interesting waterfowl stopovers, but the feeders at Blendon were strangely
quiet for a snowy day. Notables for the day included:

Dabblers - the Blendon Black Duck horde was nearly 200 birds, and was
matched by a similar number of Mallards. Also present were 15 Gadwall.
The Hoover Dam spillway had 4 more Gadwall and 5 N.Shovelers, along with
the expected pack of 50+ Mallards

Divers - Thoreau Lake had 1 Canvasback, 5 Redhead, and 3 Lesser Scaup.
Hoover had 5 Common Goldeneye at the ice edge beyond Walnut St., and 25
Hooded Mergansers just above the dam.

Wild Turkeys - unusual was a flock of 20 marching across the ice of Thoreau
Lake

Raptors - nothing at Blendon, but the Hoover Nature Trail (northeast of the
dam) had a pair of calling Red-shouldered Hawks

Woodpeckers - plenty of the common ones, but Pileateds were also at both
spots

E.Bluebirds - Bruce's team had a few, and I also found 2 on the Hoover
Nature Trail

Yellow-rumped Warblers - I couldn't find any, but Bruce's group had a few
behind Thoreau Lake

Sparrows - surprisingly scant, except for Song Sparrows. 2 Swamp Sparrows
were still along the east margin of the Hoover Dam spillway.

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Date: 2/4/18 2:17 pm
From: jon diller <000000e7eb05d7da-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] bald eagles and black backed gulls
I viewed 9 bald eagles and 2 adult black backed gulls this afternoon at the power dam on the Auglaize river in Defiance Ohio.
Also numerous mallards,Canadian geese,common mergansers,ring billed, herring gulls,blue herons .
The eagles were all in one tree near the dam and the gulls where in the water and on some ice,mostly open water here today.

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Date: 2/4/18 7:50 am
From: Steve Cagan <steve...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Personal thanks
Hi all,

I have been reluctant to enter this discussion, and others on line, because I fear that it’s difficult to have subtle or nuanced discussions on line. Bill may have learned that to his chagrin when the disclaimer in his original post seemed to be lost. But I guess I’ll take the risk—based on my experiences in these media, I’m sure I’m going to be flamed.

First, I want to second all those who have thanked Bill for all he’s done for this list and for birding in Ohio—others have said it well, so no need to repeat details.

I also want to join those who clearly expressed that Bill is a positive, progressive person, he’s not an expression of the racism expressed in the original text.

Still, speaking as trained historian (even though I haven’t practiced the profession for a long time), I have to say that it doesn’t seem to me it would be a violation of respect for the past to substitute asterisks, or even ellipses, for the offensive language. This is not a great work of literature or art, where making those sorts of editorial decisions is much trickier. Nothing would have been lost—it would even have been fine, in my view, to expand the note on language in the original post to say something like, “We’ve edited out some language that was all too common at the time, but whose racist content we have come to understand as a problem.”

But finally, even if I think Bill might have handled this differently, it doesn’t seem to me that it makes him some sort of enemy. Quite the contrary. I think there’s an important difference between disagreement, even criticism, that’s expressed in a supportive way, and attacking. I still hope (but fear it’s a forlorn hope) that we can learn to treat each other more humanely.

Oh, and we saw Bluebirds on hayes Road in Geauga County yesterday!

Best wishes,

Steve

> On Feb 3, 2018, at 8:59 PM, Randy Rowe <rowe926...> wrote:
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> I completely agree with those sentiments of what Bill tells us all about
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> On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> wrote:
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>> I'd like to thank Bill Whan for all he does for this listserv and for Ohio
>> birding in general. I find your posts interesting and enlightening. You
>> really add a depth and breadth of historical knowledge that is so
>> important for those of us who love birds and nature.
>>
>> I really should reply more to your posts and say that. But you should know
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>> many others.
>>
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Date: 2/4/18 5:56 am
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] red-headed woodpecker Cuyahoga Cty
I have been watching a pair of Red-headed Woodpeckers in a wetlands in North Royalton for about 3 years now.

This is a small wetlands that has been preserved buy the city of North Royalton and is located behind the YMCA at State and Wallings Rd.


The two birds have been there for the entire winter and I saw them again yesterday.


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Date: 2/3/18 6:00 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Personal thanks
I completely agree with those sentiments of what Bill tells us all about
Ohio birds. Randy Rowe, Wooster

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> wrote:

> I'd like to thank Bill Whan for all he does for this listserv and for Ohio
> birding in general. I find your posts interesting and enlightening. You
> really add a depth and breadth of historical knowledge that is so
> important for those of us who love birds and nature.
>
> I really should reply more to your posts and say that. But you should know
> that your knowledge and wisdom is deeply appreciated by me, and I'm sure
> many others.
>
> Jeff Grabmeier
> Columbus
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Date: 2/3/18 4:02 pm
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Personal thanks
I'd like to thank Bill Whan for all he does for this listserv and for Ohio
birding in general. I find your posts interesting and enlightening. You
really add a depth and breadth of historical knowledge that is so
important for those of us who love birds and nature.

I really should reply more to your posts and say that. But you should know
that your knowledge and wisdom is deeply appreciated by me, and I'm sure
many others.

Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

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Date: 2/3/18 3:28 pm
From: Dan Kramer <dankramer6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Recent Topics
The following quoted text is from the Ohio Ornithological Society’s website under the subject of Ohio-birds Listserve guidelines.
“This discussion list is not moderated and no prior review of postings takes place.”
“Messages in this group should be limited to brief announcements, and should not become the subject of extended discussions.”
“Complaints that a message is inappropriate are themselves inappropriate. If you have a complaint, send it to the listowner”
“Posts that ridicule, attack, or insult another poster or their ideas are unacceptable.”
“Show tolerance of posts by new subscribers and posts that are occasionally off- topic, poorly written, or not up to your personal standards. Be slow to take offense to a post. You may have misjudged the poster’s meaning.”
“If you do take offense, allow yourself a cool-down period before you click on the Send button. Even then, consider sending your message privately rather than to the list.”

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Date: 2/3/18 1:53 pm
From: Kathy Mock <2klmockingbird...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Akron Merlin
The Merlin is currently perched in the conifer in Section D at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Romig Rd.
Kathy MockBarberton


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Date: 2/3/18 12:16 pm
From: Komjati Design <dkomjati...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] That “word”
History shouldn’t be rewritten or it is bound to be repeated. If this is all you have to squawk about then count your blessings. There are people out there with real problems.

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Date: 2/3/18 10:11 am
From: Vincent Capozziello <vcapozziello...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike at Magee Marsh
A Northern Shrike is being seen along the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
causeway.

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Date: 2/3/18 10:10 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SNOWY OWL Champaign County, Upper Valley Pike 2/3
There is a Snowy Owl on Upper Valley Pike in Champaign County as of 12:15pm today, 2/3. It is located a 1/4 mile south of the Parker Trutec plant (inbetween Parker Trutec and W Herr Road) on the west side of the road in a cornfield 100 yards out (where cornfield and plowed field intersect). A scope is beneficial to make out details. Many thanks to my wife who told me to stop the car after spotting a "white lump" in the field.


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Date: 2/3/18 8:08 am
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
Thanks, Bill, for all you do for this listserv and for Ohio birding in
general. I find your posts interesting and enlightening. I really should
reply more and say that. But you should know that your knowledge and
wisdom is deeply appreciated by me, and I'm sure many others.

Sincerely,
Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 10:53 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> I'm still working my way through 20-some messages folks have sent to me
> about the "Darkey Affair". Thus far this is the first I have read that
> continues the public scolding I received for quoting the words used by
> an Ohio writer from the nineteenth century. I suppose Kathi will not
> read, or allow children in her house to read, American classics like
> Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn--authors of the same era. Let's face it,
> any literate American reader will have encountered these words, and the
> day is long gone when 21st-century readers cringe at their use when
> encountering writing from the 19th century; we mostly do not use them,
> however, except in quotation, which is exactly how I employed them.
> Mea maxima culpa,
> Bill Whan
>
>
>
> On 2/3/2018 6:49 AM, Kathi Hutton wrote:
>
>> I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about
>> this topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our
>> historian regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely
>> transcribing a report from the 1800s, using language that was common
>> in those days, there is no earthly reason why he could not have
>> replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the
>> report would not have been altered in any way, and the transcriber
>> could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the very least, if he
>> felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning should have
>> preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended by the
>> racist tone of the original report.
>>
>> In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage
>> people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate
>> birds, it seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh
>> language in an e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived
>> forever.
>>
>> Respectfully, Kathi Hutton Clermont County
>>
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Date: 2/3/18 8:02 am
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
Bill eat all,
I'm with Bill on this one. I do not agree that certain words should be
taken out of classics such as "To Kill a Mockingbird" as it portraits a
sign of the times. Nor do I think It was necessary to alter the post that
Bill shared. Perhaps it might have been wise to add an editorial at the
beginning of the message. We all make mistakes ! Think of all the wonderful
posts that Bill has shared with us over the years.
Let's move on and get back to birding and bird posts.
Manon VanSchoyck

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 10:54 AM Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> I'm still working my way through 20-some messages folks have sent to me
> about the "Darkey Affair". Thus far this is the first I have read that
> continues the public scolding I received for quoting the words used by
> an Ohio writer from the nineteenth century. I suppose Kathi will not
> read, or allow children in her house to read, American classics like
> Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn--authors of the same era. Let's face it,
> any literate American reader will have encountered these words, and the
> day is long gone when 21st-century readers cringe at their use when
> encountering writing from the 19th century; we mostly do not use them,
> however, except in quotation, which is exactly how I employed them.
> Mea maxima culpa,
> Bill Whan
>
>
>
> On 2/3/2018 6:49 AM, Kathi Hutton wrote:
> > I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about
> > this topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our
> > historian regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely
> > transcribing a report from the 1800s, using language that was common
> > in those days, there is no earthly reason why he could not have
> > replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the
> > report would not have been altered in any way, and the transcriber
> > could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the very least, if he
> > felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning should have
> > preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended by the
> > racist tone of the original report.
> >
> > In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage
> > people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate
> > birds, it seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh
> > language in an e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived
> > forever.
> >
> > Respectfully, Kathi Hutton Clermont County
> >
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Date: 2/3/18 7:54 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
I'm still working my way through 20-some messages folks have sent to me
about the "Darkey Affair". Thus far this is the first I have read that
continues the public scolding I received for quoting the words used by
an Ohio writer from the nineteenth century. I suppose Kathi will not
read, or allow children in her house to read, American classics like
Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn--authors of the same era. Let's face it,
any literate American reader will have encountered these words, and the
day is long gone when 21st-century readers cringe at their use when
encountering writing from the 19th century; we mostly do not use them,
however, except in quotation, which is exactly how I employed them.
Mea maxima culpa,
Bill Whan



On 2/3/2018 6:49 AM, Kathi Hutton wrote:
> I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about
> this topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our
> historian regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely
> transcribing a report from the 1800s, using language that was common
> in those days, there is no earthly reason why he could not have
> replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the
> report would not have been altered in any way, and the transcriber
> could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the very least, if he
> felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning should have
> preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended by the
> racist tone of the original report.
>
> In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage
> people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate
> birds, it seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh
> language in an e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived
> forever.
>
> Respectfully, Kathi Hutton Clermont County
>
> Sent from iVan III, my iPhone
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Date: 2/3/18 7:46 am
From: Pow Joshi <pow.joshi...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
Firstly, I wish to thank Bill Whan for an accurate transcription of an historic account of Barn Own nesting behavior. It was informative in more than one ways.

As for the language in the transcription– I wish people would chill out some. As an intelligent, person of color, it would be utterly silly of me to take offense at an accurate transcription from 1897, when the vocabulary was less than "sensitive". Giving Bill Whan a hard time, and asking him to "change" that transcription to reflect the current vocabulary would, perhaps, retain the information on Barn Owls, but change the information on the cultural context of this piece. I prefer to keep both.

We all would be wiser and better off if we didn't take everything as a personal affront.

Thank you,
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Date: 2/3/18 7:44 am
From: Liz McQuaid <prwarbler...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
Deborah,

The initial response to that post yesterday was from a young birder. He's
now a junior in high school, he's an excellent birder, and because I know
him personally I can say he's a fine young man.

So yes, young birders use the listserv too.

Liz McQuaid

On Feb 3, 2018 10:40 AM, "Deborah Smith" <dsfromnj...> wrote:

> Hi Kathi,
>
> the crux of the matter: “there is no earthly reason why he could not have
> replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the report
> would not have been altered in any way.”
>
> This list is a community, birders are a community, and if we are truly
> interested in expanding the community of birders, which in turn fosters
> environmental awareness which in turn fosters a desire to protect and
> conserve the environment, it is in our best interests and the best
> interests of the birds that we love, to be empathetic, to be conscious, to
> be aware.
> The use of antiquated racist language when it could have been easily
> edited out, shows a lack of empathy, a lack of awareness and a stubborn
> clinging to attitudes of the past that have brought us to the societal
> divisions that plague us now.
>
> Having said that, I don’t believe that younger birders’ first choice to
> learn about birds would be an email list-serve, which is probably a
> blessing.
>
> Deborah Smith
>
>
> On Feb 3, 2018, at 6:49, Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...> wrote:
>
> > I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about this
> topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our historian
> regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely transcribing a
> report from the 1800s, using language that was common in those days, there
> is no earthly reason why he could not have replaced the offensive word with
> a series of ****. The gist of the report would not have been altered in any
> way, and the transcriber could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the
> very least, if he felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning
> should have preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended
> by the racist tone of the original report.
> >
> > In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage
> people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate birds, it
> seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh language in an
> e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived forever.
> >
> > Respectfully,
> > Kathi Hutton
> > Clermont County
> >
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Date: 2/3/18 7:40 am
From: Deborah Smith <dsfromnj...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
Hi Kathi,

the crux of the matter: there is no earthly reason why he could not have replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the report would not have been altered in any way.

This list is a community, birders are a community, and if we are truly interested in expanding the community of birders, which in turn fosters environmental awareness which in turn fosters a desire to protect and conserve the environment, it is in our best interests and the best interests of the birds that we love, to be empathetic, to be conscious, to be aware.
The use of antiquated racist language when it could have been easily edited out, shows a lack of empathy, a lack of awareness and a stubborn clinging to attitudes of the past that have brought us to the societal divisions that plague us now.

Having said that, I dont believe that younger birders first choice to learn about birds would be an email list-serve, which is probably a blessing.

Deborah Smith


On Feb 3, 2018, at 6:49, Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...> wrote:

> I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about this topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our historian regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely transcribing a report from the 1800s, using language that was common in those days, there is no earthly reason why he could not have replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the report would not have been altered in any way, and the transcriber could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the very least, if he felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning should have preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended by the racist tone of the original report.
>
> In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate birds, it seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh language in an e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived forever.
>
> Respectfully,
> Kathi Hutton
> Clermont County
>
> Sent from iVan III, my iPhone
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Date: 2/3/18 6:17 am
From: KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] That word
Well said...Thank You Kathi.

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 6:49 AM, Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...>
wrote:

> I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about this
> topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our historian
> regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely transcribing a
> report from the 1800s, using language that was common in those days, there
> is no earthly reason why he could not have replaced the offensive word with
> a series of ****. The gist of the report would not have been altered in any
> way, and the transcriber could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the
> very least, if he felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning
> should have preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended
> by the racist tone of the original report.
>
> In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage
> people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate birds, it
> seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh language in an
> e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived forever.
>
> Respectfully,
> Kathi Hutton
> Clermont County
>
> Sent from iVan III, my iPhone
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Date: 2/3/18 5:14 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
*FEBRUARY 02, 2018 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.*
*ROUTE*: Towpath Trail from Red Lock south to Merriman Valley. *TIME*:
7:30am - 4:10pm *TEMP.*: 18 ~ 23 ~ 20
*COND.*: Cold and gray with intermittent light snow with little to no
accumulation; winds from the W/NW at 5-10mph until 8:40am; heavy flurries
from 1:30pm to 1:50pm;
snow ending, turning mostly cloudy with some sun and blue skies. Dover Pond
and Ira Beaver Marsh both completely frozen.
*TRAIL COND.*: Terrible. Very slick and ice-covered from Red Lock to
Boston. Footbridge out/removed just south of Boston Store Visitor Center.
Had to take Cuyahoga Valley
Scenic Railroad tracks from Boston Mills Rd. to the Peninsula trestle,
where we rejoined the Towpath Trail. Trail still slick and icy from
Peninsula trestle to Deep Lock.
Some traction on trail from fresh snow from Deep Lock to end of hike. Two
more footbridges to be replaced between Deep Lock and Furnace Run. Signage
states this
will be taking place between Dec. 11, 2017 and June of 2018. Footbridge
over Furnace Run is also currently out/removed, slight detour to Valley
Trail to Riverview Rd. and
back through Szalay's Farm Market to rejoin the Towpath Trail at Bolanz
Rd. *RIVER COND.*: Slightly above normal.
*FT.MI.*: 13.75 *OBS.*: John Henry and Douglas W. Vogus.

*I. MAMMALS*: 4 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Gray Squirrel - 1
2. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 4
3. Red Squirrel - 17
4. White-tailed Deer - 2 (doe)


*II. BIRDS*: 41 SPECIES, 1,383 INDIVIDUALS.
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not sexed)

1. Canada Goose - 204
2. Wood Duck - 1 (m) (First February Record on Census)
3. American Black Duck - 6 (3m,3f)
4. Mallard - 73 (51m,22f)
5. Lesser Scaup - 1 (m) (First February Record on Census)
6. Common Goldeneye - 2 (f)
7. Common Merganser - 21 (9m,12f)
8. Red-breasted Merganser - 7 (3m,4f) (First February Record on Census)
9. Rock Pigeon - 5
10. Mourning Dove - 8
11. Ring-billed Gull - 261
12. Herring Gull - 5
13. Great Blue Heron - 5
14. Bald Eagle - 3 (1 adult,2 immature)
15. Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
16. Red-tailed Hawk - 3 (2 immature)
17. Belted Kingfisher - 1 (m)
18. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 18 (6m,4f,4?,4*)
19. Downy Woodpecker - 16 (4m,5f,2?,5*)
20. Hairy Woodpecker - 6 (1m,2f,3*)
21. Pileated Woodpecker - 2 (1?,1*)
22. Blue Jay - 21
23. American Crow - 437
24. Black-capped Chickadee - 21
25. Tufted Titmouse - 20
26. White-breasted Nuthatch - 18 (4m,3f,5?,6*)
27. Carolina Wren - 7
28. Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2 (1f,1*)
29. Eastern Bluebird - 12 (6m,6f)
30. American Robin - 1
31. European Starling - 62
32. House Sparrow - 16
33. House Finch - 7 (3m,4f)
34. American Goldfinch - 36
35. Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
36. American Tree Sparrow - 11
37. Song Sparrow - 8
38. White-throated Sparrow - 9
39. Dark-eyed Junco - 3 (2m,1f)
40. Northern Cardinal - 36 (15m,16f,5*)
41. Red-winged Blackbird - 2 (m)

Unidentified Passerines - 4

Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 2/3/18 5:00 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Northern Goshawk Burton, Geauga County
That bird in question actually appears to be a young Sharp-shinned Hawk,
which can show the pale supercilium and white patches on the back, but not
to the extent of a Northern Goshawk. Also note the small rounded head,
bulky body shape, and lemon yellow eye.

See the post I started in the ABA’s “What’s this Bird?” Facebook group for
more discussion.

Brian Tinker


On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 7:08 AM Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Yesterday on the Geauga County Wildlife Facebook page, there were a series
> of photos with a request for ID help. The bird in question was a sub-adult
> Northern Goshawk. The photos are the best I have ever seen of a Goshawk in
> the Cleveland Region.
>
> Given the large tracts of forest in Lake, and Geauga Counties, Goshawks
> while still rare, do show up here. They are a bird of deep woods habitat
> that is seldom visited by those interested in listing. Goshawks are well
> documented nesters on the Allegheny Plateau of northwestern Pennsylvania
> and that geography extends into Ohio. So their occurence here in
> appropriate habitat is not unexpected.
>
> This particular bird was found in Burton and along the upper Cuyahoga river
> which runs south through that area.
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Date: 2/3/18 4:08 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Goshawk Burton, Geauga County
Hi,

Yesterday on the Geauga County Wildlife Facebook page, there were a series
of photos with a request for ID help. The bird in question was a sub-adult
Northern Goshawk. The photos are the best I have ever seen of a Goshawk in
the Cleveland Region.

Given the large tracts of forest in Lake, and Geauga Counties, Goshawks
while still rare, do show up here. They are a bird of deep woods habitat
that is seldom visited by those interested in listing. Goshawks are well
documented nesters on the Allegheny Plateau of northwestern Pennsylvania
and that geography extends into Ohio. So their occurence here in
appropriate habitat is not unexpected.

This particular bird was found in Burton and along the upper Cuyahoga river
which runs south through that area.

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Date: 2/3/18 3:50 am
From: Kathi Hutton <KRHuttonDVM...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] That word
I rarely respond to this list any more, but I feel strongly about this topic. I was personally offended by the recent post from our historian regarding Barn Owls. While I understand that he was merely transcribing a report from the 1800s, using language that was common in those days, there is no earthly reason why he could not have replaced the offensive word with a series of ****. The gist of the report would not have been altered in any way, and the transcriber could have demonstrated some sensitivity. At the very least, if he felt compelled to include that word, an editorial warning should have preceded the report, stating that some people may be offended by the racist tone of the original report.

In a day when we should be striving to be inclusive, and to encourage people from all walks of life to get out in nature and appreciate birds, it seems foolish, lazy, and unenlightened to use such harsh language in an e-mail that is disseminated state-wide and archived forever.

Respectfully,
Kathi Hutton
Clermont County

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Date: 2/2/18 7:06 pm
From: Pete Whan 1 <pete.whan1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] responses to my most recent post
I have read with dread and then anger at the responses to my brothers honest post of a historic holograph regarding a barn owl nest in 1897. I am outraged by the temerity of those that would attack Bill on his racial insensitivity. I have ask any of those so inclined to check into the Whan family’s record in this regard. My father, my mother, my brother, my sister and I fought for civil rights in the streets, the institutions, the churches and colleges in the early 60s when it was not just knee-jerk “pc” liberal platitudes of socially “enlightened” here in the ‘00s. Shame on you. You have attempted to soiled the reputation of a man who has no reason to defend himself from such vile accusations.

Peter Whan

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> On Feb 2, 2018, at 6:40 PM, KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> wrote:
>
> Sheesh man...just go away....
>
>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>>
>> I frequently write with what I hope are interesting topics on this list.
>> I seldom receive comments on them, which is OK with me. But
>> this morning I posted what I thought to be an interesting quotation
>> from the century two before ours from an ornithologist. It involved an
>> Ohio record of a family of barn owls in Ohio in 1897. I thought it was
>> interesting because barn owls were hard to find in Ohio until late in
>> the nineteenth century. But I have received a dozen + responses from
>> readers that the use of the word "darkey" in the quotation was so
>> awful that it should not have been included. Well, that's the way it
>> was. Never my choice of words, it is a cheap occasion to renounce me. I
>> learned about such things when I went to march for racial justice in
>> Alabama. The epithet "darkey" was regrettably commonly used in the US a
>> hundred and a half--even fifty years ago--ago, but I used the words
>> used. My use this quoting this old bird record was not an occasion to
>> use a race epithet and I deeply resent the mail I've gotten that I'd
>> done so.
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Date: 2/2/18 6:29 pm
From: David Hochadel <dmhochadel...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
Hi Bill,

I read your original post in its entirety right after you posted it and
before you received any public responses. When I read it I recognized the
historical perspective in which African Americans were referred to and
never gave a thought to it. I was honestly surprised at the public
responses you received and can only imagine the private ones. You certainly
do raise a few hackles now and then but it makes people think at least.
Keep up the good work.

Dave Hochadel

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> These notes come from a transitional period in local ornithology, when
> accumulating specimens with guns gave way to descriptions of behaviors
> of local birds, but while certain folks were described only as to color.
>
> "On May 22nd 1897, Mr. Gladstone took me to a tree on Foresman's
> race
> just above the ford on the farm of Mrs. Turney, and showed me where
> three days before a colored man working for him had found an Owl's nest
> containing six eggs. A few weeks before this date I had requested Mr.
> McCoy to keep a watch in the locality mentioned.
> Last fall he had killed a Barn Owl from the same tree in which the
> colored man had since discovered the nest. About ten years ago I had
> male bird of this species taken in the same neighborhood, and before and
> after this time others had occasionally been seen.
> On arriving at the tree mentioned the darkey had climbed the large
> water maple and after looking down a hollow limb said the Owl
> was at home--the opening in the limb is shown in the first photograph
> just above the man's head--With some difficulty she was frightened out.
> I had a good look at her, and refrained from shooting her, thinking the
> eggs might have hatched since last seen. Closer inspection showed the
> eggs as they were three days before.
> An opening was cut in the limb about three feet below the entrance,
> and
> thus the eggs were easily obtained.
> The Owl when she left the nest flew to a maple nearby and at once
> entered a hollow limb about thirty feet from the ground. While the
> eggs were being taken she flew again, this time giving up the race,
> followed by several small birds.
> One egg was nearly ready to hatch, and this was placed in a nest
> with
> some young pidgeons and was out of the shell the next day. It lived
> several days.
> One egg was pipped, this was placed in a nest with some young
> pidgeons
> and was out of the nest the next day. It lived several days.
> One egg was nearly ready to hatch. The others were in different
> stages
> of incubation. The ovum in the most advanced one not being over
> half matured, and in the freshest one the germinal point could scarcely
> be seen.
> The shells were dirty and stained. One egg was washed, and proved
> to be
> be a uniform chalky white, with rather smooth shell. They
> measured as follows: 1.30 x 1.80, 1.29 x 1.80, 1.31 x 1.85, 1.30 x 1,79,
> 1.29 x 1.79.
> Under the tree in which the Owl took refuge after being driven from
> her
> nest, was a dead field-mouse and numerous balls of hair and bones which
> had been regurgitated. Other signs indicated that several Owls lived
> nearly-by.
> The second photograph shows the tree in which the nest was located
> and
> the general nature of the place. A bit of the race can be seen between
> the shruberry.
> The outlines on this page show the sizes and shapes of five of the
> eggs.
> This is the first clutch of the eggs of the Barn Owl ever taken in
> this
> part of the state, within my knowledge."
>
> Transcribed by Bill Whan
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Date: 2/2/18 4:02 pm
From: Christopher Collins <0000001ba1adeb53-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
Please refrain from posting personal attacks against members of this listserv. If you do not agree with the content that a member posts, delete the email and move on. 
This will be the only warning.
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On Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:40:16 PM EST, KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...> wrote:

Bill Whaaaaaaaan...stop vomiting on this forum....

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 2:43 PM, <cls_121389...> <
<0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> wrote:

>  Unfortunately, Bill isn't easily discouraged.
>
>    On Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:16:42 PM EST, Mark Sundstrom <
> <mhsundstrom...> wrote:
>
>  My first time posting here. I write in response to Bill Whan's recent
> transcription of 19th century notes about a Barn Owl nest and some of the
> immediate responses to his posting.
>
> The transcription is interesting in several ways, in particular in
> comparison with modern day. First of all, nobody today is shooting Barn
> Owls, at least I hope not! Second, nobody is invading the nests of Barn
> Owls and appropriating their eggs. The precision of the egg sizes is
> fascinating at some level, but seems unnecessary. If I had been doing the
> measurements, I think I would have written "5 eggs, about 1.3 x 1.8".
> Third, while apparently nobody thought about the downsides of having
> destroyed the nest of a Barn Owl and appropriating the eggs, the attention
> to detail is interesting. At least someone was showing an interest in
> birds. And, finally, the language used throughout is certainly not how we
> would use it today.
>
> Let me just say, providing an accurate transcription of a report from the
> 19th century does not condone the language used therein.
>
> I appreciate seeing reports like this: it provides interesting information
> and provides a window on where we were and how far we have come.
>
> I see that a responder or two are offended by the transcribed language of
> the report from 1897. I understand that, but the responders should
> appreciate how different a time it was. If one is offended by language from
> the 19th century, then it's probably best to exclude books like
> "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" from your reading list.
>
> I'll repeat: a transcription of a report does not condone the language
> used therein.
>
> I hope that Mr. Whan is not discouraged from providing future notes on the
> ornithological history of Ohio.
>
> Best regards,
> --Mark
> Mark Sundstrom, Columbus Ohio.
>
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Date: 2/2/18 3:41 pm
From: KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] responses to my most recent post
Sheesh man...just go away....

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> I frequently write with what I hope are interesting topics on this list.
> I seldom receive comments on them, which is OK with me. But
> this morning I posted what I thought to be an interesting quotation
> from the century two before ours from an ornithologist. It involved an
> Ohio record of a family of barn owls in Ohio in 1897. I thought it was
> interesting because barn owls were hard to find in Ohio until late in
> the nineteenth century. But I have received a dozen + responses from
> readers that the use of the word "darkey" in the quotation was so
> awful that it should not have been included. Well, that's the way it
> was. Never my choice of words, it is a cheap occasion to renounce me. I
> learned about such things when I went to march for racial justice in
> Alabama. The epithet "darkey" was regrettably commonly used in the US a
> hundred and a half--even fifty years ago--ago, but I used the words
> used. My use this quoting this old bird record was not an occasion to
> use a race epithet and I deeply resent the mail I've gotten that I'd
> done so.
> Bill Whan
>
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Date: 2/2/18 3:39 pm
From: KBPhotoshop <kenbusch1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
Bill Whaaaaaaaan...stop vomiting on this forum....

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 2:43 PM, <cls_121389...> <
<0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Unfortunately, Bill isn't easily discouraged.
>
> On Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:16:42 PM EST, Mark Sundstrom <
> <mhsundstrom...> wrote:
>
> My first time posting here. I write in response to Bill Whan's recent
> transcription of 19th century notes about a Barn Owl nest and some of the
> immediate responses to his posting.
>
> The transcription is interesting in several ways, in particular in
> comparison with modern day. First of all, nobody today is shooting Barn
> Owls, at least I hope not! Second, nobody is invading the nests of Barn
> Owls and appropriating their eggs. The precision of the egg sizes is
> fascinating at some level, but seems unnecessary. If I had been doing the
> measurements, I think I would have written "5 eggs, about 1.3 x 1.8".
> Third, while apparently nobody thought about the downsides of having
> destroyed the nest of a Barn Owl and appropriating the eggs, the attention
> to detail is interesting. At least someone was showing an interest in
> birds. And, finally, the language used throughout is certainly not how we
> would use it today.
>
> Let me just say, providing an accurate transcription of a report from the
> 19th century does not condone the language used therein.
>
> I appreciate seeing reports like this: it provides interesting information
> and provides a window on where we were and how far we have come.
>
> I see that a responder or two are offended by the transcribed language of
> the report from 1897. I understand that, but the responders should
> appreciate how different a time it was. If one is offended by language from
> the 19th century, then it's probably best to exclude books like
> "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" from your reading list.
>
> I'll repeat: a transcription of a report does not condone the language
> used therein.
>
> I hope that Mr. Whan is not discouraged from providing future notes on the
> ornithological history of Ohio.
>
> Best regards,
> --Mark
> Mark Sundstrom, Columbus Ohio.
>
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Date: 2/2/18 12:20 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] responses to my most recent post
I frequently write with what I hope are interesting topics on this list.
I seldom receive comments on them, which is OK with me. But
this morning I posted what I thought to be an interesting quotation
from the century two before ours from an ornithologist. It involved an
Ohio record of a family of barn owls in Ohio in 1897. I thought it was
interesting because barn owls were hard to find in Ohio until late in
the nineteenth century. But I have received a dozen + responses from
readers that the use of the word "darkey" in the quotation was so
awful that it should not have been included. Well, that's the way it
was. Never my choice of words, it is a cheap occasion to renounce me. I
learned about such things when I went to march for racial justice in
Alabama. The epithet "darkey" was regrettably commonly used in the US a
hundred and a half--even fifty years ago--ago, but I used the words
used. My use this quoting this old bird record was not an occasion to
use a race epithet and I deeply resent the mail I've gotten that I'd
done so.
Bill Whan

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Date: 2/2/18 11:44 am
From: <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
Unfortunately, Bill isn't easily discouraged.

On Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:16:42 PM EST, Mark Sundstrom <mhsundstrom...> wrote:

My first time posting here. I write in response to Bill Whan's recent transcription of 19th century notes about a Barn Owl nest and some of the immediate responses to his posting.

The transcription is interesting in several ways, in particular in comparison with modern day. First of all, nobody today is shooting Barn Owls, at least I hope not! Second, nobody is invading the nests of Barn Owls and appropriating their eggs. The precision of the egg sizes is fascinating at some level, but seems unnecessary. If I had been doing the measurements, I think I would have written "5 eggs, about 1.3 x 1.8".  Third, while apparently nobody thought about the downsides of having destroyed the nest of a Barn Owl and appropriating the eggs, the attention to detail is interesting. At least someone was showing an interest in birds. And, finally, the language used throughout is certainly not how we would use it today.

Let me just say, providing an accurate transcription of a report from the 19th century does not condone the language used therein.

I appreciate seeing reports like this: it provides interesting information and provides a window on where we were and how far we have come.

I see that a responder or two are offended by the transcribed language of the report from 1897. I understand that, but the responders should appreciate how different a time it was. If one is offended by language from the 19th century, then it's probably best to exclude books like "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" from your reading list.

I'll repeat: a transcription of a report does not condone the language used therein.

I hope that Mr. Whan is not discouraged from providing future notes on the ornithological history of Ohio.

Best regards,
--Mark
Mark Sundstrom, Columbus Ohio.

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Date: 2/2/18 10:16 am
From: Mark Sundstrom <mhsundstrom...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
My first time posting here. I write in response to Bill Whan's recent transcription of 19th century notes about a Barn Owl nest and some of the immediate responses to his posting.

The transcription is interesting in several ways, in particular in comparison with modern day. First of all, nobody today is shooting Barn Owls, at least I hope not! Second, nobody is invading the nests of Barn Owls and appropriating their eggs. The precision of the egg sizes is fascinating at some level, but seems unnecessary. If I had been doing the measurements, I think I would have written "5 eggs, about 1.3 x 1.8". Third, while apparently nobody thought about the downsides of having destroyed the nest of a Barn Owl and appropriating the eggs, the attention to detail is interesting. At least someone was showing an interest in birds. And, finally, the language used throughout is certainly not how we would use it today.

Let me just say, providing an accurate transcription of a report from the 19th century does not condone the language used therein.

I appreciate seeing reports like this: it provides interesting information and provides a window on where we were and how far we have come.

I see that a responder or two are offended by the transcribed language of the report from 1897. I understand that, but the responders should appreciate how different a time it was. If one is offended by language from the 19th century, then it's probably best to exclude books like "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" from your reading list.

I'll repeat: a transcription of a report does not condone the language used therein.

I hope that Mr. Whan is not discouraged from providing future notes on the ornithological history of Ohio.

Best regards,
--Mark
Mark Sundstrom, Columbus Ohio.

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Date: 2/2/18 9:47 am
From: John Seiler <jseiler6200...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll
Common Redpoll Sighted On: Feb 2, 2018 12:46:20 PM

Delaware State Park

Latitude: 40.38044946, Longitude: -83.05806186
Altitude: 938 ft

Map Location Using Google Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.38044946,-83.05806186&ll=40.38044946,-83.05806186

Address: Unnamed Road, Delaware, OH 43015, USA

Area F just off from the parking lot. Look for flock of gold finches.

By John Seiler

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

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Date: 2/2/18 9:07 am
From: Gautam Apte <gapte3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
Thanks for the highly informative post, Bill. I hold in high regard your
efforts to enlighten us all with your superior knowledge of Ohio birding
history. In fact, I don’t know what I would have done without this post. I
had absolutely no idea Barn Owls nested in Ohio, and I appreciate you
providing an “authoritative” description of an average clutch of Barn Owl
eggs. I wouldn’t have had any idea where to find such a description in this
technologically advanced day and age without your post. And, of course, I
see no reason how birders of color(such as myself), or, in fact, any birder
with even a shred of moral decency could possibly be offended by the slurs
explicitly stated in your post. It’s almost as if you couldn’t have used
more culturally appropriate language, seeing as you, the transcriber, had
complete freedom to censor the account. My only concern with your excellent
transcription is the lack of a specimen. I’d be much more inclined to take
the report at face value were there an existing specimen, because, as we’ve
discussed, eyewitness reports are simply too unreliable to be trusted ;).
All in all, a fascinatingly useful addition to the listserv archives, and
one that I’m sure warmed every reader’s heart.

Thanks for nothing,

Gautam Apte (Shaker Heights)

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:34 Deb <dsfromnj...> wrote:

> “The darkey”???!?!
> Utterly offensive, completely unnecessary, rudely disrespectful and
> inflammatory.
> Just stop.
> You are not encouraging birding as a welcoming, inclusive endeavor.
> Just stop.
>
> Deborah A Smith
>
> > On Feb 2, 2018, at 11:27, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
> >
> > These notes come from a transitional period in local ornithology, when
> > accumulating specimens with guns gave way to descriptions of behaviors
> > of local birds, but while certain folks were described only as to color.
> >
> > "On May 22nd 1897, Mr. Gladstone took me to a tree on Foresman's
> race
> > just above the ford on the farm of Mrs. Turney, and showed me where
> > three days before a colored man working for him had found an Owl's nest
> > containing six eggs. A few weeks before this date I had requested Mr.
> > McCoy to keep a watch in the locality mentioned.
> > Last fall he had killed a Barn Owl from the same tree in which the
> > colored man had since discovered the nest. About ten years ago I had
> > male bird of this species taken in the same neighborhood, and before and
> > after this time others had occasionally been seen.
> > On arriving at the tree mentioned the darkey had climbed the large
> > water maple and after looking down a hollow limb said the Owl
> > was at home--the opening in the limb is shown in the first photograph
> > just above the man's head--With some difficulty she was frightened out.
> > I had a good look at her, and refrained from shooting her, thinking the
> > eggs might have hatched since last seen. Closer inspection showed the
> > eggs as they were three days before.
> > An opening was cut in the limb about three feet below the
> entrance, and
> > thus the eggs were easily obtained.
> > The Owl when she left the nest flew to a maple nearby and at once
> > entered a hollow limb about thirty feet from the ground. While the
> > eggs were being taken she flew again, this time giving up the race,
> > followed by several small birds.
> > One egg was nearly ready to hatch, and this was placed in a nest
> with
> > some young pidgeons and was out of the shell the next day. It lived
> > several days.
> > One egg was pipped, this was placed in a nest with some young
> pidgeons
> > and was out of the nest the next day. It lived several days.
> > One egg was nearly ready to hatch. The others were in different
> stages
> > of incubation. The ovum in the most advanced one not being over
> > half matured, and in the freshest one the germinal point could scarcely
> > be seen.
> > The shells were dirty and stained. One egg was washed, and proved
> to be
> > be a uniform chalky white, with rather smooth shell. They
> > measured as follows: 1.30 x 1.80, 1.29 x 1.80, 1.31 x 1.85, 1.30 x 1,79,
> > 1.29 x 1.79.
> > Under the tree in which the Owl took refuge after being driven
> from her
> > nest, was a dead field-mouse and numerous balls of hair and bones which
> > had been regurgitated. Other signs indicated that several Owls lived
> > nearly-by.
> > The second photograph shows the tree in which the nest was located
> and
> > the general nature of the place. A bit of the race can be seen between
> > the shruberry.
> > The outlines on this page show the sizes and shapes of five of the
> eggs.
> > This is the first clutch of the eggs of the Barn Owl ever taken in
> this
> > part of the state, within my knowledge."
> >
> > Transcribed by Bill Whan
> >
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Date: 2/2/18 8:34 am
From: Deb <dsfromnj...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
“The darkey”???!?!
Utterly offensive, completely unnecessary, rudely disrespectful and inflammatory.
Just stop.
You are not encouraging birding as a welcoming, inclusive endeavor.
Just stop.

Deborah A Smith

> On Feb 2, 2018, at 11:27, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> These notes come from a transitional period in local ornithology, when
> accumulating specimens with guns gave way to descriptions of behaviors
> of local birds, but while certain folks were described only as to color.
>
> "On May 22nd 1897, Mr. Gladstone took me to a tree on Foresman's race
> just above the ford on the farm of Mrs. Turney, and showed me where
> three days before a colored man working for him had found an Owl's nest
> containing six eggs. A few weeks before this date I had requested Mr.
> McCoy to keep a watch in the locality mentioned.
> Last fall he had killed a Barn Owl from the same tree in which the
> colored man had since discovered the nest. About ten years ago I had
> male bird of this species taken in the same neighborhood, and before and
> after this time others had occasionally been seen.
> On arriving at the tree mentioned the darkey had climbed the large
> water maple and after looking down a hollow limb said the Owl
> was at home--the opening in the limb is shown in the first photograph
> just above the man's head--With some difficulty she was frightened out.
> I had a good look at her, and refrained from shooting her, thinking the
> eggs might have hatched since last seen. Closer inspection showed the
> eggs as they were three days before.
> An opening was cut in the limb about three feet below the entrance, and
> thus the eggs were easily obtained.
> The Owl when she left the nest flew to a maple nearby and at once
> entered a hollow limb about thirty feet from the ground. While the
> eggs were being taken she flew again, this time giving up the race,
> followed by several small birds.
> One egg was nearly ready to hatch, and this was placed in a nest with
> some young pidgeons and was out of the shell the next day. It lived
> several days.
> One egg was pipped, this was placed in a nest with some young pidgeons
> and was out of the nest the next day. It lived several days.
> One egg was nearly ready to hatch. The others were in different stages
> of incubation. The ovum in the most advanced one not being over
> half matured, and in the freshest one the germinal point could scarcely
> be seen.
> The shells were dirty and stained. One egg was washed, and proved to be
> be a uniform chalky white, with rather smooth shell. They
> measured as follows: 1.30 x 1.80, 1.29 x 1.80, 1.31 x 1.85, 1.30 x 1,79,
> 1.29 x 1.79.
> Under the tree in which the Owl took refuge after being driven from her
> nest, was a dead field-mouse and numerous balls of hair and bones which
> had been regurgitated. Other signs indicated that several Owls lived
> nearly-by.
> The second photograph shows the tree in which the nest was located and
> the general nature of the place. A bit of the race can be seen between
> the shruberry.
> The outlines on this page show the sizes and shapes of five of the eggs.
> This is the first clutch of the eggs of the Barn Owl ever taken in this
> part of the state, within my knowledge."
>
> Transcribed by Bill Whan
>
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Date: 2/2/18 8:28 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Transcription of holograph notes of Howard Jones in 1897
These notes come from a transitional period in local ornithology, when
accumulating specimens with guns gave way to descriptions of behaviors
of local birds, but while certain folks were described only as to color.

"On May 22nd 1897, Mr. Gladstone took me to a tree on Foresman's race
just above the ford on the farm of Mrs. Turney, and showed me where
three days before a colored man working for him had found an Owl's nest
containing six eggs. A few weeks before this date I had requested Mr.
McCoy to keep a watch in the locality mentioned.
Last fall he had killed a Barn Owl from the same tree in which the
colored man had since discovered the nest. About ten years ago I had
male bird of this species taken in the same neighborhood, and before and
after this time others had occasionally been seen.
On arriving at the tree mentioned the darkey had climbed the large
water maple and after looking down a hollow limb said the Owl
was at home--the opening in the limb is shown in the first photograph
just above the man's head--With some difficulty she was frightened out.
I had a good look at her, and refrained from shooting her, thinking the
eggs might have hatched since last seen. Closer inspection showed the
eggs as they were three days before.
An opening was cut in the limb about three feet below the entrance, and
thus the eggs were easily obtained.
The Owl when she left the nest flew to a maple nearby and at once
entered a hollow limb about thirty feet from the ground. While the
eggs were being taken she flew again, this time giving up the race,
followed by several small birds.
One egg was nearly ready to hatch, and this was placed in a nest with
some young pidgeons and was out of the shell the next day. It lived
several days.
One egg was pipped, this was placed in a nest with some young pidgeons
and was out of the nest the next day. It lived several days.
One egg was nearly ready to hatch. The others were in different stages
of incubation. The ovum in the most advanced one not being over
half matured, and in the freshest one the germinal point could scarcely
be seen.
The shells were dirty and stained. One egg was washed, and proved to be
be a uniform chalky white, with rather smooth shell. They
measured as follows: 1.30 x 1.80, 1.29 x 1.80, 1.31 x 1.85, 1.30 x 1,79,
1.29 x 1.79.
Under the tree in which the Owl took refuge after being driven from her
nest, was a dead field-mouse and numerous balls of hair and bones which
had been regurgitated. Other signs indicated that several Owls lived
nearly-by.
The second photograph shows the tree in which the nest was located and
the general nature of the place. A bit of the race can be seen between
the shruberry.
The outlines on this page show the sizes and shapes of five of the eggs.
This is the first clutch of the eggs of the Barn Owl ever taken in this
part of the state, within my knowledge."

Transcribed by Bill Whan

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Date: 2/1/18 1:59 pm
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Holden Arboretum Breeding Dark-eyed Junco Research Update
Hi,

As those interested may recall, we have a research project at Holden
underway, to determine if our Ohio breeding Dark-eyed Juncos are year round
residents or migratory. During the breeding season of 2017 we banded 10
territorial male Dark-eyed Juncos in 4 locations around Kirtland and
Holden. These birds were banded with both a federal band and color bands
under an extension of the banding permit.

During the non breeding season we have sought to find and document these
banded birds. As of today we have successfully photographed banded birds
in all 4 of our study locations. In every case, the individual was
originally banded in the same general location as we have found it in the
non breeding season, indicating some site fidelity among these individuals
this year.

Next breeding season we hope to increase our sample size and diversity by
also banding females and fledglings. Additionally we are attempting to
automate our data collection with the use of automatic feeders and trail
cameras in key locations.

This research is ongoing and we plan on at least another 4 years of data
collection.

The breeding range of Dark-eyed Junco in Ohio is currently limited to the
glaciated portion of the Allegheny Plateau in extreme NE Ohio. Lake
Geauga, Ashtabula, Eastern Cuyahoga and Northern Summit Counties. Choice of
habitat for breeding is fairly diverse within this area, ranging from the
established Hemlock Ravine areas to sub urban yards, and even hanging
planters in central Geauga County. My observation is the breeding habitat
requirements in the region are, good herbaceous layer, abundant leaf
litter, and a high quality running water source in the area. Our study
areas all have these, and are in areas with Hemlock hardwood, and Beech
Maple forest types.

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Date: 2/1/18 1:11 pm
From: Charles Bombaci <cbombaci...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Central Ohio Birding, Franklin and Delaware Counties
Hoover Reservoir both above and below the Smothers Road causeway: numerous Common Mergansers and Hooded Mergansers, lesser numbers of Red-breasted Mergansers and scattered Common Golden-eyes.
New Galena Boat Launch, Alum Creek Lake: Tundra Swans, many Common Golden-eyes, Redhead Ducks and 3 Black Scoters.
Charlie Bombaci

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Date: 2/1/18 8:56 am
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
I saw the Redpoll this morning, and noticed Red-bellied Woodpeckers also
flying around with Gum balls in their bills.

James Muller

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:13 PM Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> wrote:

> ...makes me want to plant sweet gums. 😁
>
> On Jan 31, 2018 9:09 PM, "Amy Downing" <
> <000004191472a777-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> > We look for Red Crossbills, Pine Siskins, and and all finches in the
> ample
> > supply of Sweet Gum in NW Ohio—Hancock County.
> >
> > > On Jan 31, 2018, at 7:12 PM, James Muller <
> jrmuller12+<birding...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I believe there were posts here or on Facebook about Red Crossbills
> > feeding
> > > in gum trees as well.
> > >
> > > James Muller
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 7:10 PM Joseph Lautenbach <
> > <joseph.lautenbach...>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi All,
> > >>
> > >> I had the day off from work, so I went to Delaware SP and surrounding
> > area
> > >> this morning. While I was there I encountered the previously reported
> > >> Common Redpoll (at least 2), Pine Siskins (at least 6), and very large
> > >> flock of American Goldfinch (~200). It was fascinating watching these
> > birds
> > >> forage in the sweetgums, I watched them for 30 or 40 minutes. I
> recently
> > >> moved to Ohio from further north and had no idea that sweetgums
> > provided a
> > >> valuable food source. I thought it was very interesting to see
> northern
> > >> species like redpolls and siskins foraging on a relatively southern
> tree
> > >> species. I was also curious as to whether the finches were drawn to
> the
> > >> sweetgums because of quality or quantity.
> > >>
> > >> Once I got home, I tried to do a little research on food quality of
> > >> sweetgums. I was able find a manuscript focused on pen-reared quail
> food
> > >> preferences (Journal of Wildlife Management, 1945). In the manuscript,
> > they
> > >> discuss protein and fat levels of various wild food sources. Sweetgums
> > >> average almost 15% crude protein, a pretty high content, not as high
> as
> > >> other species tested, but in the upper tier of native species
> evaluated
> > in
> > >> the study. Given the number of sweet gum trees in the area and the
> > >> relatively high nutritional value, it is no wonder there are so many
> > >> finches there. I would have to assume that sweetgums may be difficult
> > for
> > >> other species to access.
> > >>
> > >> The whole time I was there, the only other species I saw foraging on
> > >> sweetgum was the Carolina Chickadee. I would be curious to hear what
> > other
> > >> species people have observed foraging on sweetgums (specifically on
> the
> > >> seeds, I would imagine woodpeckers would forage on decaying and dying
> > trees
> > >> for insects etc.), as well as more information on the value of
> > sweetgums as
> > >> a food resource. I'm new to Ohio, so I don't have a ton of experience
> > with
> > >> sweetgum, any information would be interesting to me.
> > >>
> > >> I checked other sweetgums in the state park for finches, but did not
> see
> > >> any today. The Sweetgum picnic area was a little more sheltered from
> the
> > >> wind than the other other areas I saw lots of sweetgums. Given the
> > strong
> > >> winds today, perhaps all the finches were concentrated in the picnic
> > area
> > >> to avoid wind. On a less windy day the finch flock may disperse more
> to
> > >> take advantage of all the sweet gums planted throughout the park.
> > >>
> > >> I also saw the northern shrike that was previously reported along
> > Panhandle
> > >> Road at the Delaware Wildlife Area. It was great to see some northern
> > birds
> > >> today.
> > >>
> > >> Best,
> > >>
> > >> Joseph Lautenbach
> > >> Delaware, OH
> > >>
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Date: 2/1/18 7:24 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/

Clermont County
Chilo Lock 34 Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Chilo+Lock+34+Park

Guernsey County
Jackson Park
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Jackson+Park
Salt Fork SP--Morning Glory Boat Launch
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Salt+Fork+State+Park--Morning+Glory+Boat+Launch

Hamilton County
Mill Creek--Evendale Commons
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Mill+Creek--Evendale+Commons

Pickaway County
Berger Medical Center Pond
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Berger+Medical+Center+Pond

Trumbull County
Yankee Run Golf Course
http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Yankee+Run+Golf+Course

Ken Ostermiller
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Date: 1/31/18 8:02 pm
From: <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
Page 498 of Peterjohn's 2001 2nd edition of Birds of Ohio has the Baird's Sparrow account.
"On April 22, 1951, the passage of a cold front produced a spectacular movement of migrating birds along the south shore of Lake Erie.  As Milton Trautman surveyed this movement of South Bass Island, he noticed an unusual sparrow among the multitudes of common sparrows.  It was similar to a Savannah, but had an ochraceous central crown stripe and face pattern, while the streaking on its underparts was finer than the Savannah's, with only a narrow band of streaks across the upper breast (Trautman 1956).  After carefully studying and describing the bird, Dr. Trautman concluded it was a Baird's Sparrow.  His sighting provides the only acceptable record of this accidental visitor to Ohio and one of very few extralimital records from the eastern United States.  Baird's Sparrows normally breed in the Dakotas, Montana and adjacent southern Canada and winter in the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico (AOU 1998)."
No mention that Trautman shot the bird.  Unless Peterjohn is neglecting to inform us of the presence of a specimen of this bird, then this qualifies, as I said, as an accepted first Ohio state record based on a sight record and field notes only.
Carlton Schooley (Tuscarawas)

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:27:00 PM EST, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

Carlton--
    Thanks for the references. I'm less than happy with off-hand references
to OKs offered by unknown persons. The Baird's sparrow, backed up by
Trautman, is another matter, also because a specimen was involved. Your
search through Peterjohn will avail you nothing on the
tern. These days species are not added without data; if there are photos
or descriptions at least they should be available. Peterjohn need not
repeat these data, but the should be made available, and the Bird
Records Committee would be a good place to keep them; otherwise
you will have to look--not through your Peterjohn--to find them. Why not
store them at the OBRC?
Thanks,
Bill

On 1/30/2018 4:29 PM, <cls_121389...> wrote:
> I'm sure that, besides the lack of captivity issue and the seasonal
> movements in SA issue, there must have been persuasive field notes...
> There are several other species on the Ohio state list for which
> there is no photo or specimen.  Or for which there was no photo or
> specimen for the first accepted record.  One that comes immediately
> to mind is Baird's Sparrow.  I'd have to look through my Peterjohn to
> find the others... Carlton SchooleyStrasburg (Tuscarawas)
>
>
> On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 3:43:31 PM EST, Bill Whan
> <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> I have always been troubled with the acceptance of the Large-billed
> Tern to the Ohio list. There is no specimen, no photograph, and no
> precedence. It was reported seen by three observers on a sandbar in
> Mahoning County on 29 May 1954. It was said to have been the second
> appearance of this species in North America (the other was from 1949
> in Illinois); I am taking this information from "The Birds of Ohio"
> and there have been other reports I haven't seen). Reported supports
> of the ID were that the species was unknown in captivity and its
> appearance corresponds with its seasonal movements in south America
> (all data from Peterjohn, "The Birds of Ohio." p. 250). Lots of
> birders' reports of far less rare species are rejected for lack of a
> photo or a specimen, yet this occurrence seems to have been accepted.
> The Birds of Ohio states that large-billed tern reports here have
> been questioned, while this occurrence was accepted because the
> species is "unknown in captivity and its appearance in Ohio
> correspondences with its seasonal movements in South America." The
> occurrence lacks hard evidence and I wonder why this far-fetched
> appearance, lacking persuasive evidence, is still regarded as
> legitimate. If there a better set of hard evidence, where is it? Why
> has it been accepted to the Ohio list, when others with just as
> unlikely have been laughed off? Bill Whan Columbus
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Date: 1/31/18 7:13 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
...makes me want to plant sweet gums. 😁

On Jan 31, 2018 9:09 PM, "Amy Downing" <
<000004191472a777-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> We look for Red Crossbills, Pine Siskins, and and all finches in the ample
> supply of Sweet Gum in NW Ohio—Hancock County.
>
> > On Jan 31, 2018, at 7:12 PM, James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I believe there were posts here or on Facebook about Red Crossbills
> feeding
> > in gum trees as well.
> >
> > James Muller
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 7:10 PM Joseph Lautenbach <
> <joseph.lautenbach...>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I had the day off from work, so I went to Delaware SP and surrounding
> area
> >> this morning. While I was there I encountered the previously reported
> >> Common Redpoll (at least 2), Pine Siskins (at least 6), and very large
> >> flock of American Goldfinch (~200). It was fascinating watching these
> birds
> >> forage in the sweetgums, I watched them for 30 or 40 minutes. I recently
> >> moved to Ohio from further north and had no idea that sweetgums
> provided a
> >> valuable food source. I thought it was very interesting to see northern
> >> species like redpolls and siskins foraging on a relatively southern tree
> >> species. I was also curious as to whether the finches were drawn to the
> >> sweetgums because of quality or quantity.
> >>
> >> Once I got home, I tried to do a little research on food quality of
> >> sweetgums. I was able find a manuscript focused on pen-reared quail food
> >> preferences (Journal of Wildlife Management, 1945). In the manuscript,
> they
> >> discuss protein and fat levels of various wild food sources. Sweetgums
> >> average almost 15% crude protein, a pretty high content, not as high as
> >> other species tested, but in the upper tier of native species evaluated
> in
> >> the study. Given the number of sweet gum trees in the area and the
> >> relatively high nutritional value, it is no wonder there are so many
> >> finches there. I would have to assume that sweetgums may be difficult
> for
> >> other species to access.
> >>
> >> The whole time I was there, the only other species I saw foraging on
> >> sweetgum was the Carolina Chickadee. I would be curious to hear what
> other
> >> species people have observed foraging on sweetgums (specifically on the
> >> seeds, I would imagine woodpeckers would forage on decaying and dying
> trees
> >> for insects etc.), as well as more information on the value of
> sweetgums as
> >> a food resource. I'm new to Ohio, so I don't have a ton of experience
> with
> >> sweetgum, any information would be interesting to me.
> >>
> >> I checked other sweetgums in the state park for finches, but did not see
> >> any today. The Sweetgum picnic area was a little more sheltered from the
> >> wind than the other other areas I saw lots of sweetgums. Given the
> strong
> >> winds today, perhaps all the finches were concentrated in the picnic
> area
> >> to avoid wind. On a less windy day the finch flock may disperse more to
> >> take advantage of all the sweet gums planted throughout the park.
> >>
> >> I also saw the northern shrike that was previously reported along
> Panhandle
> >> Road at the Delaware Wildlife Area. It was great to see some northern
> birds
> >> today.
> >>
> >> Best,
> >>
> >> Joseph Lautenbach
> >> Delaware, OH
> >>
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Date: 1/31/18 6:10 pm
From: Amy Downing <000004191472a777-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
We look for Red Crossbills, Pine Siskins, and and all finches in the ample supply of Sweet Gum in NW Ohio—Hancock County.

> On Jan 31, 2018, at 7:12 PM, James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...> wrote:
>
> I believe there were posts here or on Facebook about Red Crossbills feeding
> in gum trees as well.
>
> James Muller
>
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 7:10 PM Joseph Lautenbach <joseph.lautenbach...>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I had the day off from work, so I went to Delaware SP and surrounding area
>> this morning. While I was there I encountered the previously reported
>> Common Redpoll (at least 2), Pine Siskins (at least 6), and very large
>> flock of American Goldfinch (~200). It was fascinating watching these birds
>> forage in the sweetgums, I watched them for 30 or 40 minutes. I recently
>> moved to Ohio from further north and had no idea that sweetgums provided a
>> valuable food source. I thought it was very interesting to see northern
>> species like redpolls and siskins foraging on a relatively southern tree
>> species. I was also curious as to whether the finches were drawn to the
>> sweetgums because of quality or quantity.
>>
>> Once I got home, I tried to do a little research on food quality of
>> sweetgums. I was able find a manuscript focused on pen-reared quail food
>> preferences (Journal of Wildlife Management, 1945). In the manuscript, they
>> discuss protein and fat levels of various wild food sources. Sweetgums
>> average almost 15% crude protein, a pretty high content, not as high as
>> other species tested, but in the upper tier of native species evaluated in
>> the study. Given the number of sweet gum trees in the area and the
>> relatively high nutritional value, it is no wonder there are so many
>> finches there. I would have to assume that sweetgums may be difficult for
>> other species to access.
>>
>> The whole time I was there, the only other species I saw foraging on
>> sweetgum was the Carolina Chickadee. I would be curious to hear what other
>> species people have observed foraging on sweetgums (specifically on the
>> seeds, I would imagine woodpeckers would forage on decaying and dying trees
>> for insects etc.), as well as more information on the value of sweetgums as
>> a food resource. I'm new to Ohio, so I don't have a ton of experience with
>> sweetgum, any information would be interesting to me.
>>
>> I checked other sweetgums in the state park for finches, but did not see
>> any today. The Sweetgum picnic area was a little more sheltered from the
>> wind than the other other areas I saw lots of sweetgums. Given the strong
>> winds today, perhaps all the finches were concentrated in the picnic area
>> to avoid wind. On a less windy day the finch flock may disperse more to
>> take advantage of all the sweet gums planted throughout the park.
>>
>> I also saw the northern shrike that was previously reported along Panhandle
>> Road at the Delaware Wildlife Area. It was great to see some northern birds
>> today.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Joseph Lautenbach
>> Delaware, OH
>>
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Date: 1/31/18 5:56 pm
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] LaDue Watershed Proposed Timbering Public meeting Sat Feb 3rd
For those interested in the proposed logging of over 400 trees from one 42
acre parcel on the LaDue Reservoir, there will be a fact sharing meeting
this Saturday.
DATE - Saturday Feb. 3, 2018 Time- 2:00 - 4:00 PM
WHERE- Bainbridge Library Conference Room
17222 Snyder Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
WHO- LaDue Neighbors and all concerned citizens
WHAT- a Fact sharing meeting to hear what is planned, discuss the
challenges and some possible solutions and share your concerns.


After the meeting, stop over at LaDue for some birding!



Barb Partington
Munson Township
Geauga County

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Date: 1/31/18 5:02 pm
From: Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
Back in the 2012-2013 winter Crossbill irruption, I spotted White-Winged Crossbills eating Sweet Gum.

Here's a post about them:

https://seasonsflow.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/winter-visitors-part-2/


Good birding,

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https://ebird.org/profile/MzIzNzgx/US-OH
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Date: 1/31/18 4:13 pm
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
I believe there were posts here or on Facebook about Red Crossbills feeding
in gum trees as well.

James Muller

On Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 7:10 PM Joseph Lautenbach <joseph.lautenbach...>
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I had the day off from work, so I went to Delaware SP and surrounding area
> this morning. While I was there I encountered the previously reported
> Common Redpoll (at least 2), Pine Siskins (at least 6), and very large
> flock of American Goldfinch (~200). It was fascinating watching these birds
> forage in the sweetgums, I watched them for 30 or 40 minutes. I recently
> moved to Ohio from further north and had no idea that sweetgums provided a
> valuable food source. I thought it was very interesting to see northern
> species like redpolls and siskins foraging on a relatively southern tree
> species. I was also curious as to whether the finches were drawn to the
> sweetgums because of quality or quantity.
>
> Once I got home, I tried to do a little research on food quality of
> sweetgums. I was able find a manuscript focused on pen-reared quail food
> preferences (Journal of Wildlife Management, 1945). In the manuscript, they
> discuss protein and fat levels of various wild food sources. Sweetgums
> average almost 15% crude protein, a pretty high content, not as high as
> other species tested, but in the upper tier of native species evaluated in
> the study. Given the number of sweet gum trees in the area and the
> relatively high nutritional value, it is no wonder there are so many
> finches there. I would have to assume that sweetgums may be difficult for
> other species to access.
>
> The whole time I was there, the only other species I saw foraging on
> sweetgum was the Carolina Chickadee. I would be curious to hear what other
> species people have observed foraging on sweetgums (specifically on the
> seeds, I would imagine woodpeckers would forage on decaying and dying trees
> for insects etc.), as well as more information on the value of sweetgums as
> a food resource. I'm new to Ohio, so I don't have a ton of experience with
> sweetgum, any information would be interesting to me.
>
> I checked other sweetgums in the state park for finches, but did not see
> any today. The Sweetgum picnic area was a little more sheltered from the
> wind than the other other areas I saw lots of sweetgums. Given the strong
> winds today, perhaps all the finches were concentrated in the picnic area
> to avoid wind. On a less windy day the finch flock may disperse more to
> take advantage of all the sweet gums planted throughout the park.
>
> I also saw the northern shrike that was previously reported along Panhandle
> Road at the Delaware Wildlife Area. It was great to see some northern birds
> today.
>
> Best,
>
> Joseph Lautenbach
> Delaware, OH
>
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Date: 1/31/18 4:10 pm
From: Joseph Lautenbach <joseph.lautenbach...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, Northern Shrike, Delaware County
Hi All,

I had the day off from work, so I went to Delaware SP and surrounding area
this morning. While I was there I encountered the previously reported
Common Redpoll (at least 2), Pine Siskins (at least 6), and very large
flock of American Goldfinch (~200). It was fascinating watching these birds
forage in the sweetgums, I watched them for 30 or 40 minutes. I recently
moved to Ohio from further north and had no idea that sweetgums provided a
valuable food source. I thought it was very interesting to see northern
species like redpolls and siskins foraging on a relatively southern tree
species. I was also curious as to whether the finches were drawn to the
sweetgums because of quality or quantity.

Once I got home, I tried to do a little research on food quality of
sweetgums. I was able find a manuscript focused on pen-reared quail food
preferences (Journal of Wildlife Management, 1945). In the manuscript, they
discuss protein and fat levels of various wild food sources. Sweetgums
average almost 15% crude protein, a pretty high content, not as high as
other species tested, but in the upper tier of native species evaluated in
the study. Given the number of sweet gum trees in the area and the
relatively high nutritional value, it is no wonder there are so many
finches there. I would have to assume that sweetgums may be difficult for
other species to access.

The whole time I was there, the only other species I saw foraging on
sweetgum was the Carolina Chickadee. I would be curious to hear what other
species people have observed foraging on sweetgums (specifically on the
seeds, I would imagine woodpeckers would forage on decaying and dying trees
for insects etc.), as well as more information on the value of sweetgums as
a food resource. I'm new to Ohio, so I don't have a ton of experience with
sweetgum, any information would be interesting to me.

I checked other sweetgums in the state park for finches, but did not see
any today. The Sweetgum picnic area was a little more sheltered from the
wind than the other other areas I saw lots of sweetgums. Given the strong
winds today, perhaps all the finches were concentrated in the picnic area
to avoid wind. On a less windy day the finch flock may disperse more to
take advantage of all the sweet gums planted throughout the park.

I also saw the northern shrike that was previously reported along Panhandle
Road at the Delaware Wildlife Area. It was great to see some northern birds
today.

Best,

Joseph Lautenbach
Delaware, OH

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Date: 1/31/18 3:51 pm
From: Rick Luehrs <Rluehrs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl update
A great assortment of Ducks continued today at the gravel pit pond on the south side of
Roxanna-New Burlington Road near Spring Valley Wildlife Area. Richard Garcia and I scoped out the ducks and even saw a female Norther Harrier fly low over the water. Shortly after Garcia left a flock of 9 Greater White Fronted Geese and a single blue morph Snow Goose(trailing behind) flew in and landed on the ice beside the open water. They were still there when I left this afternoon. Ebird checklist here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42397007

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Date: 1/31/18 10:41 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] one more ! note on Large-billed terns
Excuse errors in my haste. the 1988 article in American Birds about a
large-billed tern confirmed by photograph was found in New Jersey. The
only Ohio record remains "Occurrence of a Large-Billed Tern (Phaetusa
simplex) in Ohio published in American Birds in 1954. The author of the
NJ rightly judged the Ohio specimen as less persuasive as it did not
supply a specimen. The drawing submitted with the Ohio find does not
look like a perfect rendering of the photo from the New Jersey
observers; higher powers than I will decide this; the NJ article
mentions the Ohio occurrence and an earlier one reported in Illinois,
but pointedly records that the NJ "is the first known occurrence of
Phaetusa fully documented for North America." Certainly good photos like
those in the 1988 NJ account
(https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v043n05/p01275-p01276.pdf)
are more persuasive than a drawing or an account such as those in Ohio's
1954 bird. If nothing else the other two birds serve to add some weight
to Ohio's.
Bill Whan

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Date: 1/31/18 10:04 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] one more stab
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Correction on Large-billed Tern
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:44:30 -0500
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
To: "<OHIO-BIRDS...>"@LISTSERV.MIAMIOH.EDU

<larrybird4134...> was kind enough to supply an article
("Large-billed Tern in New Jersey:North America's first confirmed
Occurrence," describing a large-billed tern described and photographed
in Ohio in May 30 of 1988. This occurrence took place in the state at a
date later than the previous article "Occurrence of Large-billed Tern"
on 29 May 1954 in New Jersey: North America's First Confirmed
Occurrence," and apparently serves to confirm it with photographs. The
2001 issue of "The Birds of Ohio" failed to acknowledge its publication
in American Birds as "Large-billed Tern in New Jersey 43(5): Winter 1989
1275-1276. Kane, Buckley, and Golub at
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v043n05/p01275-p01276.pdf

Thanks to Larry Scachetti for providing it.
Bill Whan

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Date: 1/31/18 9:58 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] resending rejected mail
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Date: 1/31/18 7:42 am
From: <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
Bill - you're a real piece of work.  And that's putting it VERY mildly.
Carlton SchooleyStrasburg (Tuscarawas)

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:27:00 PM EST, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

Carlton--
    Thanks for the references. I'm less than happy with off-hand references
to OKs offered by unknown persons. The Baird's sparrow, backed up by
Trautman, is another matter, also because a specimen was involved. Your
search through Peterjohn will avail you nothing on the
tern. These days species are not added without data; if there are photos
or descriptions at least they should be available. Peterjohn need not
repeat these data, but the should be made available, and the Bird
Records Committee would be a good place to keep them; otherwise
you will have to look--not through your Peterjohn--to find them. Why not
store them at the OBRC?
Thanks,
Bill

On 1/30/2018 4:29 PM, <cls_121389...> wrote:
> I'm sure that, besides the lack of captivity issue and the seasonal
> movements in SA issue, there must have been persuasive field notes...
> There are several other species on the Ohio state list for which
> there is no photo or specimen.  Or for which there was no photo or
> specimen for the first accepted record.  One that comes immediately
> to mind is Baird's Sparrow.  I'd have to look through my Peterjohn to
> find the others... Carlton SchooleyStrasburg (Tuscarawas)
>
>
> On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 3:43:31 PM EST, Bill Whan
> <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> I have always been troubled with the acceptance of the Large-billed
> Tern to the Ohio list. There is no specimen, no photograph, and no
> precedence. It was reported seen by three observers on a sandbar in
> Mahoning County on 29 May 1954. It was said to have been the second
> appearance of this species in North America (the other was from 1949
> in Illinois); I am taking this information from "The Birds of Ohio"
> and there have been other reports I haven't seen). Reported supports
> of the ID were that the species was unknown in captivity and its
> appearance corresponds with its seasonal movements in south America
> (all data from Peterjohn, "The Birds of Ohio." p. 250). Lots of
> birders' reports of far less rare species are rejected for lack of a
> photo or a specimen, yet this occurrence seems to have been accepted.
> The Birds of Ohio states that large-billed tern reports here have
> been questioned, while this occurrence was accepted because the
> species is "unknown in captivity and its appearance in Ohio
> correspondences with its seasonal movements in South America." The
> occurrence lacks hard evidence and I wonder why this far-fetched
> appearance, lacking persuasive evidence, is still regarded as
> legitimate. If there a better set of hard evidence, where is it? Why
> has it been accepted to the Ohio list, when others with just as
> unlikely have been laughed off? Bill Whan Columbus
>
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Date: 1/31/18 6:33 am
From: Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co-Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, & Lapland Longspur
Species discovered at the Akron Skate Park by the airport and the old Akron Snow Bowl by Brian Tinker continued this morning with 26 Horned Larks, 9 Snow Buntings and 1 Lapland Longspur. I presume it is Brian who continues to spread seed in the parking lot and many thanks to him or to others who have been doing so.

Patrick Coy
Peninsula Ohio

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Date: 1/31/18 5:31 am
From: Larry Scacchetti <larrybird4134...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
May 30, 1988 Large-billed Tern photographed at Kearny Marsh, Hudson County. https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v043n05/p01275-p01276.pdf

Larry Scacchetti
Montvale, NJ
;)

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 30, 2018, at 4:29 PM, <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> I'm sure that, besides the lack of captivity issue and the seasonal movements in SA issue, there must have been persuasive field notes... There are several other species on the Ohio state list for which there is no photo or specimen. Or for which there was no photo or specimen for the first accepted record. One that comes immediately to mind is Baird's Sparrow. I'd have to look through my Peterjohn to find the others...
> Carlton SchooleyStrasburg (Tuscarawas)
>
>
> On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 3:43:31 PM EST, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> I have always been troubled with the acceptance of the Large-billed Tern
> to the Ohio list. There is no specimen, no photograph, and no
> precedence. It was reported seen by three observers on a sandbar in
> Mahoning County on 29 May 1954. It was said to have been the second
> appearance of this species in North America (the other was from 1949 in
> Illinois); I am taking this information from "The Birds of Ohio" and
> there have been other reports I haven't seen). Reported supports of the
> ID were that the species was unknown in captivity and its appearance
> corresponds with its seasonal movements in south America (all data from
> Peterjohn, "The Birds of Ohio." p. 250).
> Lots of birders' reports of far less rare species are rejected
> for lack of a photo or a specimen, yet this occurrence seems to have
> been accepted. The Birds of Ohio states that large-billed tern reports
> here have been questioned, while this occurrence was accepted because
> the species is "unknown in captivity and its appearance in Ohio
> correspondences with its seasonal movements in South America." The
> occurrence lacks hard evidence and I wonder why this far-fetched
> appearance, lacking persuasive evidence, is still regarded as
> legitimate. If there a better set of hard evidence, where is it? Why has
> it been accepted to the Ohio list, when others with just as
> unlikely have been laughed off?
> Bill Whan
> Columbus
>
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Date: 1/30/18 5:54 pm
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl update
Today at the Martin-Marietta gravel pit lake on the south side of
Roxanna-New Burlington Road near Spring Valley Wildlife Area:
In addition to many Canada geese and coots, an impressive showing of 14
species of ducks:

*dabblers*
mallards
pintails (at least 50)
gadwalls
black ducks
Am. widgeon

*divers*
redheads
ring-necked ducks
goldeneye
ruddy ducks
canvasback
bufflehead
lesser scaup
hooded merganser
common merganser (1 pair)

Surely this extremely productive lake should eventually become public land
managed for wildlife and public enjoyment!

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Date: 1/30/18 5:25 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,1-30:Mergansers,Goldeneye
I stopped at several spots along the central & southern shore of Hoover
Reservoir this afternoon. The chilly temps have kept the northern part
iced up, but a large hole has appeared from the County Line Bridge north to
Maxtown, and a huge one covers the area just above the dam. Most of the
waterfowl and gulls were now in these holes above the dam, but there were
still a few things down in the spillway below the dam. Notables for the
afternoon included:

Mute Swan - 1 was in the Maxtown hole
Geese - lots of Canadas in the Maxtown-CountyLine hole, fewer south of there
Dabblers - Mallards were the most common waterfowl (300-400), but also had
small groups of Black Ducks in several spots, plus 2 Pintail (CountyLine)
and 4 Gadwall (dam spillway)
ComGoldeneye - 3 were in the furthest north parts of the Maxtown hole
ComMergansers - 32+, with most of these just north of the CountyLine bridge
Red-br.Mergansers - 2 with Commons off Walnut St Boat launch
Hooded Mergansers - 35+ just above the dam
Gulls - big flock of 300 on the ice off Walnut St ramp, almost all
Ring-bills. Small numbers at other spots, along with a few Herring Gulls

Land birds were surprisingly scant; I found only a single sparrow in all
the stops, although there were a few woodpeckers and parids to be seen. Of
note was an adult Red-shouldered Hawk at Mudhen Marsh.

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Date: 1/30/18 1:30 pm
From: <cls_121389...> <0000000a47c94982-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
I'm sure that, besides the lack of captivity issue and the seasonal movements in SA issue, there must have been persuasive field notes... There are several other species on the Ohio state list for which there is no photo or specimen.  Or for which there was no photo or specimen for the first accepted record.  One that comes immediately to mind is Baird's Sparrow.  I'd have to look through my Peterjohn to find the others...
Carlton SchooleyStrasburg (Tuscarawas)


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I have always been troubled with the acceptance of the Large-billed Tern
to the Ohio list. There is no specimen, no photograph, and no
precedence. It was reported seen by three observers on a sandbar in
Mahoning County on 29 May 1954. It was said to have been the second
appearance of this species in North America (the other was from 1949 in
Illinois); I am taking this information from "The Birds of Ohio" and
there have been other reports I haven't seen). Reported supports of the
ID were that the species was unknown in captivity and its appearance
corresponds with its seasonal movements in south America (all data from
Peterjohn, "The Birds of Ohio." p. 250).
        Lots of birders' reports of far less rare species are rejected
for lack of a photo or a specimen, yet this occurrence seems to have
been accepted. The Birds of Ohio states that large-billed tern reports
here have been questioned, while this occurrence was accepted because
the species is "unknown in captivity and its appearance in Ohio
correspondences with its seasonal movements in South America." The
occurrence lacks hard evidence and I wonder why this far-fetched
appearance, lacking persuasive evidence, is still regarded as
legitimate. If there a better set of hard evidence, where is it? Why has
it been accepted to the Ohio list, when others with just as
unlikely have been laughed off?
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 1/30/18 12:43 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Large-billed Tern
I have always been troubled with the acceptance of the Large-billed Tern
to the Ohio list. There is no specimen, no photograph, and no
precedence. It was reported seen by three observers on a sandbar in
Mahoning County on 29 May 1954. It was said to have been the second
appearance of this species in North America (the other was from 1949 in
Illinois); I am taking this information from "The Birds of Ohio" and
there have been other reports I haven't seen). Reported supports of the
ID were that the species was unknown in captivity and its appearance
corresponds with its seasonal movements in south America (all data from
Peterjohn, "The Birds of Ohio." p. 250).
Lots of birders' reports of far less rare species are rejected
for lack of a photo or a specimen, yet this occurrence seems to have
been accepted. The Birds of Ohio states that large-billed tern reports
here have been questioned, while this occurrence was accepted because
the species is "unknown in captivity and its appearance in Ohio
correspondences with its seasonal movements in South America." The
occurrence lacks hard evidence and I wonder why this far-fetched
appearance, lacking persuasive evidence, is still regarded as
legitimate. If there a better set of hard evidence, where is it? Why has
it been accepted to the Ohio list, when others with just as
unlikely have been laughed off?
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 1/30/18 10:21 am
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. deceased Snowy Owl
Yesterday, a Snowy Owl was found dead near the ethanol plant near
Greenville on Jaysville-St. Johns Road. The Darke County Park District has
it.

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Date: 1/30/18 9:24 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Snow Buntings
There are about 10 Snow Buntings, a pair of Lapland Longspurs, and a couple
dozen Horned Larks at the Akron Skate Park on Derby Downs near the
Akron-Fulton Airport. 12:20pm

Brian Tinker

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Date: 1/30/18 8:31 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Golden Eagle, Painesville :Lake County
Hi,

Driving south our of Painesville I had an adult Golden Eagle soaring at
the intersection of Liberty/Ravenna andSR 84 about 1030 this morning.

Seeing this bird circling in the distance my first assumption was Bald
Eagle or Kregal. But as I got closer and then stopped at the traffic light
I could see it was neither. The head proportion dihedral and manner of
flight confirmed this as a Golden Eagle. Since there was no white band in
the tail an adult.

Telling big dark birds apart is not that difficult if you have had a chance
over time to compare. The Detroit River Hawk watch provides the
opportunity to do that every fall as they get good numbers of Golden Eagles
every year.

A Bald Eagle has a proportionally larger head in relation to the tail and
holds its wings board flat. Kregal has a very small head,and holds it's
wings in the distinctive deep dihedral. It also rocks in flight . Golden
Eagle has a proportionally smaller head than a Bald Eagle, holds its wings
in a slight but noticeable dihedral and has rock steady flight even when it
is windy.

Winter is always the best time to find Golden Eagles in NE Ohio. Especially
after a warm spell. I speculate they wander north until they hit the lake
then move back south.

Haans

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Date: 1/29/18 3:36 pm
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dark-eyed Junco piece in Wild Ohio Magazine
Hi,

As some may realize I have more than just a passing interest in our
breeding Dark-eyed Junco population. As a result I was dismayed that an
otherwise excellent article about the Dark-eyed Junco in the latest issue
of the Division of Wildlife's Wild Ohio Magazine says the Ohio breeding
population is limited to 25-30 pairs.

These are old data from Peterjohn's Birds of Ohio and do not take into
account the population explosion of breeding Juncos as documented by the
Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas Two Project. Confirmed breeding expanded from two
blocks in the original OBBA to more than twenty in the contemporary study.
My own estimate is there are likely several thousand breeding pairs in the
very limited breeding range. In appropriate habitat, the breeding
population is very dense with as many as 3 pairs per acre.

Wild Ohio is an excellent magazine and is published quarterly.
Subscriptions are just $15 per year and well worth it. The current issue
also has an article of Ruffed Grouse and how their decline is linked to
reforestation and forest management practices.

Your subscription also supports Ohio Wildlife Areas like Magee Marsh. You
can subscribe online and while you are at it why not also get a wildlife
legacy stamp to contribute to true habitat conservation in the state?

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Date: 1/28/18 3:18 am
From: Jeffrey Cullen <0000036ce983340f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] RFI: Pick Ponds Ban Owl
We keep hearing reports of a Barn Owl at Pickerington Ponds Metro Park. Would someone send me information off line about how to see this bird? Thanks.

Jeffrey Cullen
Bowling Green

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Date: 1/27/18 10:53 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hootin' it up!
At 1:30 am, I just got home from work and heard a couple of GHOWs hooting
it up here in La Rue...been a while...hopefully they find a good place to
nest close by.

Happy birding and God bless.

Steve J

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Date: 1/27/18 4:23 pm
From: Bill Stanley <tyrannus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Old Highland Stone Quarry. Loggerhead Shrike
Tammie and I birded Old Highland Stone Quarry near Hillsboro today and it was full of birds. Lots of Snow Geese, a Ross’s Goose, Sandhill Cranes and a Loggerhead Shrike. The Shrike was on Price Rd. The location can be found here: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/39.1848505,-83.7096411/39.1827151,-83.7110196/@39.1834958,-83.7095134,1361m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

For photos and a list of what was seen go here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42289126

Bill and Tammie Stanley
Williamsburg Oh.
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Date: 1/27/18 2:15 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Merlin in Lake County
Along with the nesting Bald Eagles at Bruce Yee Park (eBird Hotspot) we had
a Merlin make an appearance with just barely enough time to raise our
cameras for a few quick frames in crummy light. Pic on my checklist
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42269210. Locals tell me this is a
reliable spot to see the bird in the morning (it came through about 8:30am).
It often enjoys eating its catch on the light pole in the parking lot. No
need to even leave your car!



Matt Valencic





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Date: 1/27/18 11:24 am
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Merlin at Eastwood Lake, Dayton
Eastwood Lake Metro Park remains almost completely frozen over and was
completely devoid of waterfow todayl. There was, however, a soggy,
sullen-looking merlin perched along the road (south bank of the lake,
fairly close to the east end).

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Date: 1/27/18 11:20 am
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PickPonds,1-27:waterfowl,raptors
On a day only fit for waterfowl, I visited spots in and around this wetland
complex southeast of Columbus. I stopped at Ellis Pond and Wood Duck
picnic area, as well as nearby Portman Park and Winchester lake. Many of
the deeper ponds - Ellis Pond, GreenwingTeal Pond, Winchester lake - are
still frozen, but shallower areas are starting to open up. The vast
majority of waterfowl this morning were geese and mallards, leading me to
think that many of our other waterfowl headed south during the deep freeze
of the past month. But there were some interesting holdovers, including:

N.Pintail - 2 males were with a big Mallard flock at Mallard Marsh, north
of Wood Duck picnic area
Black Ducks - small numbers with the mallard flocks in many places
Lesser Scaup - 2 were at Mallard Marsh in Pick Ponds
Bald Eagle - an adult was sitting around GreenwingTeal Pond at Pick Ponds
N.Harrier - 1 male was soaring over the fields north of the Wood Duck
picnic area
Red-shouldered hawk - 1 was flying and calling near Ellis Pond

Landbirds were about what you might expect, with good #s of woodpeckers,
parids, and jays, plus the added spice of a Mockingbird at Ellis Pond.
Sparrows continue to be unusually scarce. Pick Ponds did have a few Tree
Sparrows, 3-4 White-crowns, and some Song Sparrows, but little else.

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Date: 1/26/18 5:02 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
In the same spirit, I had a dozen Chalk-dusted Barley Hoppers down near
Bill Thompson III's neck of the woods...though I think I have seen a few
around LaRue as well. :-D

(Ref: Out There With The Birds podcast Episode 27)

Steve J.

On Jan 26, 2018 5:04 PM, "Matthew Valenic" <mmvalencic...>
wrote:

> Thanks to everyone for maintaining a sense of humor! Without it we are
> pretty dreary folks.
>
> Matt Valencic
>
>
> “It is in giving that we receive.”
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of
> Steve Jones
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 2:40 PM
> To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
>
> Half crow half eagle...(aka Turkey Vulture). The story is long,. Jim
> McCormac said it best:
> http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2011/03/turkey-vultures.html?m=1
>
> Happy birding and God bless,
>
> Steve J.
>
>
> On Jan 26, 2018 2:36 PM, "Susan Carpenter" <scarpenter3...> wrote:
>
> > Well for those of us not in on the joke, care to elaborate? The
> > listserv doesn't seem the appropriate venue for inside jokes.
> >
> > ---- Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
> >
> > =============
> > Hi,
> >
> > Saw a Kreagle in Chestertown late this morning. first the shadow then
> > the bird. In deference to the Hinkley Buzzard Festival, and Bob
> > Hinkle, here in the Cleveland region, we always report these in this
> > way prior to March 15th when they officially return.
> >
> > Haans
> >
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Date: 1/26/18 4:58 pm
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greene County waterfowl
Today at the Martin-Marietta gravel pit lake (about 20% open water) on the
south side of Roxanna-New Burlington Road near Spring Valley Wildlife Area:
In addition to hundreds of Canada geese, and many coots, 10 species of
ducks:
mallards and gadwalls (at least 100)
northern pintails (10-20)
American widgeon (a few)
redheads (100+)
ring-necked (100+)
common goldeneye (at least 10)
lesser scaup, hooded mergansers, buffleheads (a few of each)

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Date: 1/26/18 3:38 pm
From: Mark Vass <000001e9902b144b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snow Geese - Ashtabula Co.
This afternoon there were three Snow Geese standing on the ice at the Pymatuning Reservoir causeway near the parking lot

Mark Vass
Ambridge,Pa.

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Date: 1/26/18 2:05 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
Thanks to everyone for maintaining a sense of humor! Without it we are pretty dreary folks.

Matt Valencic


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Steve Jones
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 2:40 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County

Half crow half eagle...(aka Turkey Vulture). The story is long,. Jim McCormac said it best:
http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2011/03/turkey-vultures.html?m=1

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.


On Jan 26, 2018 2:36 PM, "Susan Carpenter" <scarpenter3...> wrote:

> Well for those of us not in on the joke, care to elaborate? The
> listserv doesn't seem the appropriate venue for inside jokes.
>
> ---- Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>
> =============
> Hi,
>
> Saw a Kreagle in Chestertown late this morning. first the shadow then
> the bird. In deference to the Hinkley Buzzard Festival, and Bob
> Hinkle, here in the Cleveland region, we always report these in this
> way prior to March 15th when they officially return.
>
> Haans
>
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Date: 1/26/18 11:40 am
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
Half crow half eagle...(aka Turkey Vulture). The story is long,. Jim
McCormac said it best:
http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2011/03/turkey-vultures.html?m=1

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.


On Jan 26, 2018 2:36 PM, "Susan Carpenter" <scarpenter3...> wrote:

> Well for those of us not in on the joke, care to elaborate? The listserv
> doesn't seem the appropriate venue for inside jokes.
>
> ---- Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>
> =============
> Hi,
>
> Saw a Kreagle in Chestertown late this morning. first the shadow then the
> bird. In deference to the Hinkley Buzzard Festival, and Bob Hinkle, here in
> the Cleveland region, we always report these in this way prior to March
> 15th when they officially return.
>
> Haans
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Date: 1/26/18 11:36 am
From: Susan Carpenter <scarpenter3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
Well for those of us not in on the joke, care to elaborate? The listserv doesn't seem the appropriate venue for inside jokes.

---- Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:

=============
Hi,

Saw a Kreagle in Chestertown late this morning. first the shadow then the
bird. In deference to the Hinkley Buzzard Festival, and Bob Hinkle, here in
the Cleveland region, we always report these in this way prior to March
15th when they officially return.

Haans

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Date: 1/26/18 11:00 am
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
I saw most likely the same culprit - over the Chagrin River by 322 - it buzzarded right over my car.

Barb Partington


> On Jan 26, 2018, at 1:32 PM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Saw a Kreagle in Chestertown late this morning. first the shadow then the
> bird. In deference to the Hinkley Buzzard Festival, and Bob Hinkle, here in
> the Cleveland region, we always report these in this way prior to March
> 15th when they officially return.
>
> Haans
>
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Date: 1/26/18 10:32 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Kreagle! in Geauga County
Hi,

Saw a Kreagle in Chestertown late this morning. first the shadow then the
bird. In deference to the Hinkley Buzzard Festival, and Bob Hinkle, here in
the Cleveland region, we always report these in this way prior to March
15th when they officially return.

Haans

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Date: 1/26/18 7:42 am
From: Vincent Capozziello <vcapozziello...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Shrike
Northern Shrike showing along the Magee Marsh causeway.

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Date: 1/26/18 7:01 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit Co - Pine Siskins
There were at least 3 Pine Siskins at the Seiberling Nature Realm early
this morning. One was first heard and then seen around the shed south of
the main building, and later a few were flying around and calling
frequently at the entrance to the herb garden off the parking lot (Seneca
trail).

Brian Tinker

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Date: 1/25/18 5:10 pm
From: Robert Thorn <robthorn6...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] ALumCreekLake,1-25: waterfowl in first leads
The fluctuating temperatures seem to be allowing the ice at local
reservoirs to break, if Alum Creek Lake and Hoover Reservoir are any
indication. I stopped at the former this afternoon, and found open areas
at the east end of the dam, and near the Cheshire causeway bridge. On the
way back, I noticed a large opening above Hoover Dam as well, but didn't
have time to stop and survey it.

At Alum, these leads have already attracted some waterfowl. The dam had
Redheads, Scaup, Bufflehead, and Goldeneye. The Cheshire hole had Swans
(7 Mute, 2 tucked in & unspecified), Canada Geese, and mallards. Both will
probably change in size and waterfowl composition as the weather continues
to show some warming cycles. Two other spots along the Alum Lake shore -
Plumb Rd access and SummerRidge access - were still mostly iced in, as was
the area around Baldridge Boat ramp at Hoover, but this too may change over
the coming weekend.

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Date: 1/25/18 4:46 pm
From: Komjati Design <dkomjati...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Medina County Snowy Owl - not the first
Thank you to all who responded to my post. Yes, Medina County has had Snowy Owls reported as far back as 2011!

Diana and Tim Komjati
Chippewa Lake

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Date: 1/25/18 12:58 pm
From: Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Redpoll continues at Delaware SP
The Common Redpoll is still appearing at the Sweet Gum Area at Delaware State Park. This morning it was continuing to associate with a flock of American Goldfinches along with 2 Pine Siskins in the treetops of Sweet Gums and Tulip Trees near the youth fishing pond parking lot. With all of the Sweet Gum fruit to look at, it can take a while to spot it, and the red forehead patch isn't always easy to see, but what grabbed my attention amidst all of the other birds was a yellow beak with a dark patch of feathers at the base of the beak.

Here's the ebird report:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S42229874

Best of luck everyone-

Tracy the Birder
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Date: 1/25/18 8:18 am
From: Komjati Design Inc. <dkomjati...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Snowy Owl Reports in Medina County?
Our friends had a Snowy Owl on their farm property in Medina County on
January 13. It has since moved on. I believe it to be a first for Medina
County. How can we find out if any other SOs have been reported in Medina
over the last few years?

Diana & Tim Komjati
Chippewa Lake



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Date: 1/25/18 7:49 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Clark County - Common Redpoll
Julie and I were walking at Buck Creek State Park this morning and found a
Common Redpoll. It was in a sweetgum tree with some goldfinches. This was
near the road as you go under the power lines close to the cabins. There are
lots of sweetgum trees in the park so there is no guarantee that it would
stay in the same area.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 1/24/18 12:35 pm
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Mergansers in Bedford Reservation
This morning and again around noon I saw two female Common Mergansers in Tinkers Creek in Bedford Reservation. This is in Cuyahoga County. I saw the ducks in the creek near the Dunham Road entrance (near Astrohurst Golf Course).


I have seen these ducks in this area in past winters. I was thinking it might be a good time to check the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for other diving ducks. The weather man said Lake Erie is still 75% frozen this morning.

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Date: 1/24/18 7:15 am
From: Romeo, Sam <sromeo...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] travel inquiry
I always use ebird.org and its hotspot locator (http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspots)


Simply type in the location where you are going in the top right search bar - the interactive map will take to that area. You can move the map around (just like google maps) and find the markers that are red or orange. This indicates a higher species count at that spot and from there, you can see what birds have been most recently seen (you can find a great target species to hunt down-like a Greater Roadrunner!). I use this for all of my trips if I cannot find any good recommendations.


Hope this helps.


Sam Romeo

Environmental Educator

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414

937.890.7360 Ext. 223

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From: Ohio birds <OHIO-BIRDS...> on behalf of Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:33:28 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] travel inquiry

Fellow Ohio birders,

if this note and question are inappropriate for this listserv
please disregard/delete.......

we are thinking of travelling to SE Arizona in late Feb or early March,
(Tucson and surroundings) and looking for recommendations
for birding hot spots, places to stay, etc.

we love the birding tips we get here!

thanks,
- the Cohens

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