OHIO-BIRDS
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8/21/17 10:37 am inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] Bairds SP - Geauga Co.
8/21/17 4:50 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] OlentangyCorridor,Worthington-Powell,8-20
8/21/17 4:40 am marys1000 <marys1000...> [Ohio-birds] Forestry's Annual Plans
8/20/17 5:32 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Killbuck Valley Museum / Holmes County
8/20/17 5:25 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Sandy Ridge, lakeside Sunday
8/20/17 8:59 am John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio dept. of forestry meeting @ Mohican S., P.
8/20/17 8:06 am David Ackerman <ackey123...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Forestry's Annual Plans - impacts birds and bird watching.
8/20/17 7:31 am Cheryl Harner <cheryl.harner...> [Ohio-birds] Forestry's Annual Plans - impacts birds and bird watching.
8/20/17 3:54 am Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Stilt Sandpipers
8/19/17 6:26 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] AlumCrLake,8-19:CaspianTern,orioles
8/19/17 5:43 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Com Nighthawks Sat nite
8/19/17 4:10 pm P.J. Johnson <000000498c6bc993-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Northern Harrier
8/19/17 2:21 pm Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Goshawk and White-winged Crossbills, Kirtland (Yes in August)
8/19/17 1:23 pm Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Guides to Ohio spots for birds
8/19/17 11:20 am Susanna Heideman <susanna...> [Ohio-birds] Black-billed Cuckoo in Columbus yard
8/19/17 10:19 am Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...> [Ohio-birds] SE Ohio, Athens/Lake Snowden -- Blue Grosbeak, Osprey
8/19/17 9:20 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Guides to Ohio spots for birds
8/19/17 9:05 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Guides to Ohio spots for birds
8/19/17 6:29 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Using social science research to give shorebirds more space...
8/18/17 9:24 pm Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...> [Ohio-birds] Using social science research to give shorebirds more space...
8/18/17 9:32 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
8/17/17 3:47 pm John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] life
8/17/17 10:43 am Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut
8/17/17 8:58 am Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] Pickaway County - Baird's Sandpiper
8/16/17 10:54 am Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> [Ohio-birds] Geauga, Novelty (N.E. Ohio)--Blackburnian Warbler and other migrants
8/16/17 8:08 am Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] "Inland" Ohio ospreys - any surveys?
8/15/17 7:25 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Hudson osprey
8/15/17 5:57 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Stow
8/15/17 2:45 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] Great egrets - Geauga Co.
8/15/17 2:43 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] Dowitcher - Geauga Co.
8/15/17 9:46 am Eric Mullholand <emullholand...> [Ohio-birds] Henslow sparrow
8/15/17 6:24 am Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Bird Quest 2017 Sept 22 & 23--looking for a team to join
8/14/17 6:15 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Stow
8/14/17 6:09 pm Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...> [Ohio-birds] Three raptor delights
8/13/17 8:16 pm Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Zanesville ospreys
8/13/17 7:34 pm Paula Lozano <000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] C. Nighthawks (Cuyahoga County)
8/13/17 4:23 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Hudson osprey
8/13/17 2:16 pm Paul Kowalczyk <bldgcodereview...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh Least Bitterns
8/13/17 8:32 am Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Headlands slow/Mentor Marsh
8/12/17 6:29 pm Matt Anderson <000004a31559e9c9-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal wants your data / June-July 2017
8/12/17 5:35 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh Least Bitterns
8/12/17 5:05 pm Paul Sherwood <000004bb3c828120-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Adult Little Blue Heron
8/12/17 12:21 pm Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Wilderness Rd (Wayne Co) heating up
8/12/17 9:56 am <Donna_Kuhn...> <Donna_Kuhn...> [Ohio-birds] Adult Little Blue Heron
8/11/17 10:59 pm John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] request for heron information
8/11/17 9:57 pm David Tan <melanerpers56...> [Ohio-birds] Mississippi Kite Worthington Aug. 11
8/11/17 9:04 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Pickerel Creek adult Little Blue Heron
8/11/17 2:39 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Scioto River,8-11: BlueGrosbeaks
8/11/17 10:54 am Karen Zeleznik <kzelez...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern Beaver Marsh
8/11/17 10:34 am Brian <brian0918...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern Beaver Marsh
8/11/17 10:30 am Chris M <Cmatyus1...> [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern Beaver Marsh
8/11/17 8:50 am Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] yellow bellied sapsucker, Summit Co.
8/10/17 4:07 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darkek Co. shorebirds
8/10/17 2:33 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] did I see a gadwall?
8/10/17 12:54 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh CVNP Least Bitterns today
8/10/17 12:52 pm Chris Caprette <chriscaprette...> [Ohio-birds] LaDue Reservoir Auburn Rd Geauga Co. 8/10
8/10/17 12:35 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut - blue-winged teal, least bittern, Am. avocet, lesser black-backed gull, etc.
8/10/17 11:54 am Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Big Island's Own Osprey Tower. :-D
8/10/17 11:39 am Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Lingering, vocal residents, western Muskingum Co.
8/10/17 9:09 am Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Lingering, vocal residents, western Muskingum Co.
8/10/17 6:32 am David Tan <melanerpers56...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Shorebird migration
8/10/17 3:20 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] ALumCreekLake,SharonWoods,8-09 - firstLandbirdMigrants,ChimneySwifts
8/9/17 9:10 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Bird Quest 2017 Sept 22 & 23
8/9/17 3:49 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] white rumped sandpiper - Geauga
8/9/17 1:54 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] DarbyPlains,8-08:BlueGrosbeak,shorebirds (such as they are)
8/9/17 5:35 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] Fw: AMERICAN AVOCET - CLARK CTY. Buck Creek State Park Beach 8/9, 7:30am
8/9/17 5:32 am Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...> [Ohio-birds] AMERICAN AVOCET - CLARK CTY. Buck Creek State Park Beach 8/9, 7:30am
8/8/17 4:15 pm Shawn Davis <davis...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Melanistic Red-Tailed Hawk
8/8/17 1:10 pm Beth Lenoble <mwalsh...> [Ohio-birds] White ibis
8/8/17 12:25 pm Shawn Davis <davis...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Melanistic Red-Tailed Hawk
8/8/17 9:09 am Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...> [Ohio-birds] Melanistic Red-Tailed Hawk
8/8/17 6:34 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] More shorebirds from Ontario
8/8/17 6:03 am Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> [Ohio-birds] Geauga--Novelty (N.E. Ohio)--a few migrants this morning
8/7/17 3:37 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
8/7/17 1:37 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] East Fork Laughing and Franklin's Gulls
8/7/17 1:31 pm Dean Sheldon <seedbed...> [Ohio-birds] FW: [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor
8/7/17 1:30 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] request for locations
8/7/17 1:08 pm Donald Morse, Jr. <donaldthebirder...> [Ohio-birds] Six Laughing Gulls at East Fork SP Clermont
8/7/17 12:38 pm Brian <brian0918...> [Ohio-birds] Ruff - Hancock County
8/7/17 11:53 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,8-07:CaspianTerns,swallows
8/7/17 9:51 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Least bittern beaver Marsh CVNP
8/7/17 9:46 am Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Deer Creek beach - White Ibis still present
8/7/17 9:33 am Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek beach - White Ibis still present
8/7/17 8:00 am John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] American avocets unexpected location
8/7/17 6:49 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor
8/7/17 3:55 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
8/6/17 3:02 pm Paul Graham <paulgraham...> [Ohio-birds] Eastern Meadowlarks
8/6/17 10:39 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] SciotoAudubon-Berliner,8-06:BlueGrosbeaks,Herons
8/6/17 9:06 am Jeff Harvey <piwo2005...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut Sunday
8/6/17 6:44 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Shorebird migration
8/6/17 6:12 am Gene Stauffer <gstauff...> [Ohio-birds] Found at Battelle Darby Creek
8/5/17 7:41 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Chatterton,PickPonds,8-05:highWater,swallows,gnatcatchers
8/5/17 3:50 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Laughing Gull - Geauga County - LaDue Reservoir
8/5/17 1:29 pm Barrett,Robert P <rbarret...> [Ohio-birds] Osprey in Fairlawn, Summit County
8/5/17 8:14 am Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> Re: [Ohio-birds] American Avocet - Between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park
8/5/17 8:12 am Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> Re: [Ohio-birds] American Avocet - Between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park
8/5/17 7:42 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Little Blue Heron - Big Island
8/5/17 7:13 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] American Avocet - Between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park
8/5/17 5:12 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] White Ibis - YES!
8/5/17 4:28 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Avocet at Edgewater Beach Cleveland
8/5/17 4:18 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
8/4/17 6:41 pm Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...> [Ohio-birds] Christmas in August? OHOS CBC
8/4/17 4:21 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] White Ibis YES Deer Creek beach, Pickaway
8/4/17 3:29 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Wood Hollow in Hudson
8/4/17 10:14 am Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] More info on White Ibis at Deer Creek
8/4/17 9:44 am Paul Graham <paulgraham...> [Ohio-birds] new RH Woodpecker location (for me)
8/4/17 9:34 am Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal wants your data
8/4/17 8:50 am Chris Pierce <c.pierce...> [Ohio-birds] Big Island Larue-Prospect Rd
8/4/17 8:40 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] White Ibis - no!
8/4/17 5:48 am Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek - WHITE IBIS still present.
8/3/17 5:56 pm Alana Mock <aggie.101010...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek update - Pickaway County
8/3/17 5:49 pm Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...> [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek update - Pickaway County
8/3/17 3:53 pm Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Yellow crowned night heron..... Dayton, Ohio
8/3/17 3:48 pm Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Yellow crowned night heron..... Dayton, Ohio
8/3/17 11:14 am Corinna Nixdorf-Honscheid <corinna.honscheid...> [Ohio-birds] 3 American Avocets at Big Island
8/3/17 11:08 am Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut
8/3/17 10:41 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Locations!
8/3/17 7:44 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] American Avocets + White Ibis
8/3/17 7:23 am Alana Mock <aggie.101010...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Big Island - Marion Co.
8/3/17 5:34 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] White Ibis and avocets at deer Creek
8/2/17 9:42 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] DOW questionnaire
8/2/17 9:06 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Big Island - Marion Co.
8/2/17 8:44 am <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...> [Ohio-birds] Avocets at Big Island (Marion Co)
8/2/17 8:04 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] more on Santa Ana Refuge
8/2/17 7:52 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
8/2/17 6:09 am Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/2/17 4:43 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/2/17 4:31 am Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski- young birds
8/2/17 4:11 am Steve Cagan <steve...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/1/17 7:22 pm Mary Warren <windbird...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/1/17 6:24 pm Haans Petruschke <haans42...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/1/17 6:00 pm Lyn Boone <boonel...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/1/17 12:01 pm Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Big Island Wildlife Area shorebirds
8/1/17 11:47 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Hinckley & Beaver Marsh this AM
8/1/17 11:43 am Birding Ecotours <info...> [Ohio-birds] Last Sedge Wren outing at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
8/1/17 11:24 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] 3Creeks-WalnutWoods,8-01:cuckoos,grosbeaks,bobolink
8/1/17 7:46 am Steve Cagan <steve...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/1/17 7:24 am August Froehlich <afroehlich...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
8/1/17 6:05 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Sixty-one Conneaut Harbor Bald Eagles
8/1/17 5:47 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Data
7/31/17 11:02 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] 7-31,Harrisburg-to-Shadeville: BlueGrosbeaks & Darby Creek access
7/31/17 9:49 am Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] herons, bittern, rails - Beaver Pond, Ira Rd, CVNP
7/31/17 7:23 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
7/30/17 6:05 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] 7-30:malleableMartins,persistentPewees
7/30/17 4:53 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
7/30/17 10:46 am Sue Tackett <tackett1950...> [Ohio-birds] Question about Big Island, and Black Tern at SVWA
7/30/17 10:32 am Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] late July in Cleveland/Akron area
7/30/17 9:57 am John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio red-necked stint
7/30/17 9:39 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
7/30/17 8:10 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Yellow-Breasted Chat - Hinckley Reservation - Medina County
7/30/17 7:59 am Kenn Kaufman <kenn.kaufman...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
7/30/17 4:41 am r b <000004b381851896-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Fw: [Ohio-birds] A Big Thanks to Ohio Birds
7/30/17 2:51 am John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
7/29/17 7:11 pm Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...> [Ohio-birds] A Big Thanks to Ohio Birds
7/29/17 1:24 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> [Ohio-birds] Big Island (Marion county) Shorebirds
7/29/17 10:04 am Jon Cefus <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Entering Historical data into eBird
7/29/17 8:34 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Help needed with bird list
7/29/17 3:24 am Jon <jcefus...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
7/28/17 6:07 pm Dave Horn <davehorn43...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
7/28/17 12:48 pm Robert Evans <benbovas...> [Ohio-birds] Late July, rural Muskingum Co. uplands
7/28/17 12:38 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
7/27/17 11:24 am Birding Ecotours <info...> [Ohio-birds] Sedge Wrens (etc.) at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park this morning
7/26/17 5:53 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] N.AlumCreekLake,7-26:Broad-wingedHawk,Ospreys
7/25/17 6:01 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] PickPonds,BlacklickWoods,7-25: SandhillCranes,PurpleMartins
7/25/17 12:01 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut
7/25/17 8:19 am Robert Sams <bcchcach...> [Ohio-birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Hancock
7/24/17 4:10 pm Listserv Owner <ohiobirder...> [Ohio-birds] Listserv Etiquette
7/24/17 4:09 pm Steve Jones <sjlarue1...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
7/24/17 3:36 pm Phil Sisto <pmsisto...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
7/24/17 2:39 pm Paul Dubuc <pauldubuc...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
7/24/17 7:18 am Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] Leucistic robin CVNP Cuy County
7/24/17 7:17 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> [Ohio-birds] Current listowner email?
7/23/17 7:08 pm Liz Jaggers <liz.jaggers...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
7/23/17 10:20 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Avocets Clark co.
7/23/17 9:21 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Museum specimens
7/23/17 8:20 am John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] black-necked stilts
7/23/17 8:08 am Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Eastern Kingbirds, Silver Springs Park, Stow (Summit Co)
7/23/17 6:39 am Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> [Ohio-birds] Geauga, Novelty--warblers feeding cowbirds out of the nest : (
7/23/17 4:53 am Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> [Ohio-birds] Geauga, Novelty--Immature Brown Thrasher
7/23/17 3:19 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
7/22/17 11:58 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] COME in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
7/22/17 8:07 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
7/22/17 7:14 am Paul McSweeny <pmcsweeny...> [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks - Dublin
7/22/17 5:10 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Alum-Hoover,7-21: early 'migrants'
 
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Date: 8/21/17 10:37 am
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bairds SP - Geauga Co.
This morning, although the numbers of sandpipers at the Auburn Road
section of LaDue Reservoir wre low, I found two Bairds Sandpipers poking along in
the drier part of the mudflats. I could see the longer wingtips extending
past the tail feathers, the dark legs and plumage details that separated them
from the semipalmated sps.

There were only a handful of peeps for comparison, and the Bairds were
usually foraging by themselves.

Inga Schmidt

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Date: 8/21/17 4:50 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] OlentangyCorridor,Worthington-Powell,8-20
I focused on this migrant corridor looking for early migrants. I stopped at Antrum Lake, the new River Bluffs section of Highbanks MetroPark, and the Scenic River Trail section of Highbanks. The new River Bluffs section looks great, and was the birdiest of the three sites. Not only does it have an outstanding stretch of riverfront trail, but the old dumpsite here has been capped to make a faux bluff that serves as the parking area and offers a commanding view of the valley. If the Olentangy River Greenway Trail makes it up here, and ultimately connects with the Big Meadows area in Highbanks, the area will open up a goldmine of birding possibilities.

As for the morning, migrants were not much in evidence, though the list of wandering residents was long. The birds included:

Osprey - singles at River Bluffs and Big Meadow, which may have been the same bird
Chimney Swifts - small groups all along the river corridor, mostly soaring above the tree canopy
Ruby-throatHummers - 1-2 at every stop
Swallows - small flocks of Barns at every stop; also had 5 Martins at River Bluffs and 2-3 Cliffs at both River Bluffs and Scenic Trail
Flycatchers - scattered Pewees & Great Crested at all stops; also had 2 Acadians at Scenic River Trail
Vireos - Antrum lake still had 3 singing Warblings; Red-eyed were at Antrum & Scenic River Trail
Warblers - aside from the expected Common Yellowthroats, there was a Louisiana Waterthrush along the river at River Bluffs
Orioles - 3 Baltimores were at Antrum Lake, while singles were at the other sites.

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Date: 8/21/17 4:40 am
From: marys1000 <marys1000...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Forestry's Annual Plans
My understanding of the silviculture, forestry professions and Depts of
Forestry at the state and federal levels mission or goal or job is to
manage trees for the needs of people.  Its right there in their mission
statement usually.  Part of that may be beautiful areas to recreate or
because people want to see wildlife as part of recreation but that seems
to be sort of a while we are growing these trees we might as well sort
of thing.  At the bottom of it all is the needs of people.  So wildlife
and recreation needs may factor into decisions for awhile or in part but
bottom line, people need houses, people need lumber.  Biodiversity over
timber is unlikely to happen unless you can (1) decrease pressure from
humans (2) find alternate sources of material that humans prefer.
Not saying that trying to change the Dept of Forestry management goals
isn't a worthy endeavor but efforts to change the way people view new
housing, population migration, population control would have a more long
term permanent effect.  Concentrating on Dept of Forestry is a finger in
the dike.

Marie Schatz.
Fairborn
> Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:30:56 -0400
> From: Cheryl Harner <cheryl.harner...>
> Subject: Forestry's Annual Plans - impacts birds and bird watching.
>
> Dear Fellow Bird Enthusiasts,
>
> Speaking as Conservation Chair for the Ohio Ornithological Society, we take the conservation of birds pretty seriously. Sometimes that even requires our speaking up for trees. Unfortunately, OOS members have experienced first-hand some questionable work in the past by Ohio Division of Forestry. Remember our members’ dismay over cuts in Shawnee Forest (at Picnic Point), at Hocking Hills (a clear-cut at the trail leading into a State Nature Preserve) and the cutting of pine for the pulp wood industry at the Historic Gorge Overlook in Mohican. Forestry often cites “forest health” as their reason for cuts, but their past actions speak louder than their words.
>
> As a birding society, Ohio Ornithological Society has spoken out before: we are not against the timber industry or the timbering of private lands. However, some of our public lands have suffered from poor judgment in the selection of timber cuts by the Ohio Division of Forestry. We believe in this century, public forests should be considered as ecosystems and weight be placed on biodiversity over timber utility alone. There is no shortage of timber, pallets, or pulpwood in Ohio. If we never cut another stick of lumber off our Ohio Public Lands, the private timber industry in Ohio –currently producing 97% of Ohio’s timber products- is providing all the we need.
>
> Division of Forestry is currently holding Open Houses for their State Forests. For more information about those, cut and paste this address into your web browser:
> http://www.outdoornews.com/2017/08/17/act-now-help-manage-state-forests/
>
> Meanwhile, please note naturalists and the local community have great concerns over the sweeping changes in the plans for Mohican Forest. While much of the restoration of Mohican was done by planting non-native pines nearly a century ago, those novel ecosystems now offer habitat for nesting warblers and winter finches- as frequently noted on this list serve. Perhaps, it is time to change our Mohican management plan towards more recreation, like birding, and less toward industrial forestry.
>
> If you enjoy bird watching in Mohican, perhaps you will be moved to speak up for habitat preservation, too.
>
> Mohican-Memorial State Forest Open House
> Monday, August 21, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 pm
> Mohican Lodge and Conference Center
> 1098 Ashland County Road 3006
> Perrysville, OH 44864
>
>
> Thank you,
> Cheryl Harner
> OOS Conservation Chair
>
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Date: 8/20/17 5:32 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killbuck Valley Museum / Holmes County
Today, Sunday, from about 1:30PM to about 3:00PM, we once again visited the Killbuck Valley Museum, Holmes County's best kept secret. It is located on Front Street in the village of Killbuck, southwest of Millersburg, and just north of US62. Always an amazing place to visit, there are bird mounts varying in size from Ruby-throated Hummingbird to Great Blue Heron. The bird mounts are from a collection of the late Clarence Zuercher, a local taxidermist. The mounts were basically all harvested in the 1920's thru the 1940's. On most mounts are the original tags with explanations that tell when, where, and sometimes why. An example is an immature Bald Eagle with this description given: "Shot by the late Leo Boyd, on his farm near Berlin in 1927; was found eating one of his lambs. This is the only known record of an eagle shot in this area". At the museum, everything from King Rail, to Least Tern, to Snow Buntings, to 3 American Bitterns can be found. A Green Heron on a nest with two eggs, is surrounded by 6 other Green Herons. Hawks and owls were definitely his favorite subjects. All are well represented and most have different ages of young birds with them. With 7 adult Great Horned Owls are some babies displayed in a Noble Knight cigar box with this tag: "Nestlings of a Great Horned Owl taken Feb 18, 1931 near Berlin, four days old". Some of the unbelievable specimens are: 6 Snowy Owls, 6 Short-eared Owls, 9 Eastern Screech-Owls, 11 Barn Owls, 8 Barred Owls, 3 Long-eared Owls, amazingly 1 Great Gray Owl, and 1 out of place Northern Hawk Owl. Other interesting mounts are 2 Northern Goshawks, 1 Swainson's Hawk, and even a Northern Gannet. 22 adult Red-tailed Hawk mounts are accompanied by many young birds, with this explanation of why there are so many: "A dollar bounty was paid per head from 1914 to 1920 for each of these Red-tailed Hawks". This is a great place to visit to see how birding used to be! The Museum is natural history oriented with other mounts such as mammals and even 2 Hellbender Salamanders. An unrivaled Indian Artifact collection is here, along with a vast mineral and rock collection , and Mastadon bones. The Museum is open May 1 thru October 31, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. This hidden gem is an all volunteer operation and will gladly accept any donations for your visit. No matter what, it is well worth it.


Bob and Denise Lane / Damascus, Mahoning County

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Date: 8/20/17 5:25 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandy Ridge, lakeside Sunday
Mostly a photography outing but of course, birded also.

At Sandy Ridge, finally picked up some shorebirds: Greater & Lesser YLs, Pectoral, Least & 1 Solitary SPs. Lots of Great Egrets, a handful of Great Blues. One juv Green Heron. Adult Bald Eagle. Had a male kestrel land on top of the tree where the eagle was perched. Red-shouldered Hawk. A small flock of Chimney Swifts. A couple Caspian Terns.

At Lakeside, no unusual gulls. Pair of Osprey was nice.

Back home in Hudson this evening, had 10 Com Nighthawks fly over & "my" Osprey also did a fly-by. Just had a Chimney Swift go over as well as a small bat.

Peggy Wang
Hudson



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Date: 8/20/17 8:59 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio dept. of forestry meeting @ Mohican S., P.
As they say, "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." How
many of these forestry meetings do individuals have to go to before they
realize the meeting is just a "smoke screen." Yea, they will let people
voice their opinions. But then Forestry does what they want. Dept.of
Forestry is not any different than the good ol' boys with division of
wildlife. POLITICS AS USUAL. They don't hire individuals that have
extensive knowledge about ecology, etc., they hire people that will "play
their game." That's why all the highly intelligent people who work for
states' department of natural resources, do so west of the Mississippi
river. East of the river, POLITICS RULES.
So, if you want to go to the Mohican and have a "lovely" beverage, knock
yourself out. Just don't except to change the minds of "Boss Tweed" Ohio
department of natural resources.
Have a nice day (JCLY),
John Herman

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Date: 8/20/17 8:06 am
From: David Ackerman <ackey123...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Forestry's Annual Plans - impacts birds and bird watching.
As co-chair of the Forest and Public Lands committee for the state chapter
of the Sierra Club I would welcome anyone who would like to help us in our
effort to reduce and eventually eliminate logging on all state forests in
Ohio. Seeing that less than 2% of timber harvested in Ohio comes from
public lands there is essentially no reason for this to occur other.
Sierra Club is an all volunteer organization and there are only a few of us
currently working to protect Ohio's 22 state forests and one national
forest from logging, fracking and other extractive activities. We most
recently finished up a species inventory of a critical area in Shawnee
State Forest, Rock Run, that was proposed for logging over a year ago. We
will be presenting our findings to the Chief of the Division of Forestry
next month with the hope that Rock Run will receive High Conservation Value
Area status. We would like to follow up this effort with similar efforts
in other areas of the state under attack. This is a chance for citizen
science to show it's value to the conservation effort. If you'd like to
get involved we would welcome your support. Please feel free to email me
at <ackey123...>

Regards,
Dave Ackerman

On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Cheryl Harner <
<cheryl.harner...> wrote:

> Dear Fellow Bird Enthusiasts,
>
> Speaking as Conservation Chair for the Ohio Ornithological Society, we
> take the conservation of birds pretty seriously. Sometimes that even
> requires our speaking up for trees. Unfortunately, OOS members have
> experienced first-hand some questionable work in the past by Ohio Division
> of Forestry. Remember our members’ dismay over cuts in Shawnee Forest (at
> Picnic Point), at Hocking Hills (a clear-cut at the trail leading into a
> State Nature Preserve) and the cutting of pine for the pulp wood industry
> at the Historic Gorge Overlook in Mohican. Forestry often cites “forest
> health” as their reason for cuts, but their past actions speak louder than
> their words.
>
> As a birding society, Ohio Ornithological Society has spoken out before:
> we are not against the timber industry or the timbering of private lands.
> However, some of our public lands have suffered from poor judgment in the
> selection of timber cuts by the Ohio Division of Forestry. We believe in
> this century, public forests should be considered as ecosystems and weight
> be placed on biodiversity over timber utility alone. There is no shortage
> of timber, pallets, or pulpwood in Ohio. If we never cut another stick of
> lumber off our Ohio Public Lands, the private timber industry in Ohio
> –currently producing 97% of Ohio’s timber products- is providing all the we
> need.
>
> Division of Forestry is currently holding Open Houses for their State
> Forests. For more information about those, cut and paste this address into
> your web browser:
> http://www.outdoornews.com/2017/08/17/act-now-help-manage-state-forests/
>
> Meanwhile, please note naturalists and the local community have great
> concerns over the sweeping changes in the plans for Mohican Forest. While
> much of the restoration of Mohican was done by planting non-native pines
> nearly a century ago, those novel ecosystems now offer habitat for nesting
> warblers and winter finches- as frequently noted on this list serve.
> Perhaps, it is time to change our Mohican management plan towards more
> recreation, like birding, and less toward industrial forestry.
>
> If you enjoy bird watching in Mohican, perhaps you will be moved to speak
> up for habitat preservation, too.
>
> Mohican-Memorial State Forest Open House
> Monday, August 21, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 pm
> Mohican Lodge and Conference Center
> 1098 Ashland County Road 3006
> Perrysville, OH 44864
>
>
> Thank you,
> Cheryl Harner
> OOS Conservation Chair
>
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Date: 8/20/17 7:31 am
From: Cheryl Harner <cheryl.harner...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Forestry's Annual Plans - impacts birds and bird watching.
Dear Fellow Bird Enthusiasts,

Speaking as Conservation Chair for the Ohio Ornithological Society, we take the conservation of birds pretty seriously. Sometimes that even requires our speaking up for trees. Unfortunately, OOS members have experienced first-hand some questionable work in the past by Ohio Division of Forestry. Remember our members’ dismay over cuts in Shawnee Forest (at Picnic Point), at Hocking Hills (a clear-cut at the trail leading into a State Nature Preserve) and the cutting of pine for the pulp wood industry at the Historic Gorge Overlook in Mohican. Forestry often cites “forest health” as their reason for cuts, but their past actions speak louder than their words.

As a birding society, Ohio Ornithological Society has spoken out before: we are not against the timber industry or the timbering of private lands. However, some of our public lands have suffered from poor judgment in the selection of timber cuts by the Ohio Division of Forestry. We believe in this century, public forests should be considered as ecosystems and weight be placed on biodiversity over timber utility alone. There is no shortage of timber, pallets, or pulpwood in Ohio. If we never cut another stick of lumber off our Ohio Public Lands, the private timber industry in Ohio –currently producing 97% of Ohio’s timber products- is providing all the we need.

Division of Forestry is currently holding Open Houses for their State Forests. For more information about those, cut and paste this address into your web browser:
http://www.outdoornews.com/2017/08/17/act-now-help-manage-state-forests/

Meanwhile, please note naturalists and the local community have great concerns over the sweeping changes in the plans for Mohican Forest. While much of the restoration of Mohican was done by planting non-native pines nearly a century ago, those novel ecosystems now offer habitat for nesting warblers and winter finches- as frequently noted on this list serve. Perhaps, it is time to change our Mohican management plan towards more recreation, like birding, and less toward industrial forestry.

If you enjoy bird watching in Mohican, perhaps you will be moved to speak up for habitat preservation, too.

Mohican-Memorial State Forest Open House
Monday, August 21, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 pm
Mohican Lodge and Conference Center
1098 Ashland County Road 3006
Perrysville, OH 44864


Thank you,
Cheryl Harner
OOS Conservation Chair

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Date: 8/20/17 3:54 am
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Stilt Sandpipers
With the help of Eric Elvert, we saw 3 Stilt Sandpipers at Woods Road
wetland. THis is a mile long connector road between Brock-Cosmos Road and
Zumbrum Road west of 118 between Ansonia and Rossburg.
There were also
1 Great Egret
4 Great Blue Herons
Least and Semipalm. Sand
Semipalm. Plover
Gr. and Less. Yellowlegs
Pectorals
Killdeer
Kingbirds
Barn Swallows

118 and Hillgrove Woodington Road also had Pects, Yellowlegs and one peep.

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Date: 8/19/17 6:26 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] AlumCrLake,8-19:CaspianTern,orioles
Early migration was decidedly slow at this reservoir between Columbus and Delaware. I stopped at 2 spots in the south (the dam and New Galena) and 2 in the middle (Cheshire and New Berlin accesses), but had few early migrants to show for it. The list, such as it was, included

Caspian Tern - 1 off the Cheshire causeway
shorebirds - killdeer at several spots, plus a Spotted Sandpiper at the dam
flycatchers - a few Pewees, and only 1 E.Kingbird (at New Galena, of course)
vireos - Red-eyed at several stops, and a single Warbling at New Galena
swallows - small #s of Barn Swallows were winging south at all stops. The only other swallows were a few Purple Martins and 2 Cliffs at Berlin Station
warblers - not a single one, even at New Galena
orioles - Baltimores flying over, headed south, at many stops. New Galena had 3+ in the hour I was there.

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Date: 8/19/17 5:43 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Com Nighthawks Sat nite
Halfway thru Prokofiev's piano concerto no 1 in D-flat major at Blossom tonite, 3 calling Com Nighthawks joined the orchestra, sailing above the treetops behind the pavilion-- Certainly an interesting counterpoint!

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 8/19/17 4:10 pm
From: P.J. Johnson <000000498c6bc993-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Northern Harrier
I'd stopped at the lower Waterworks Park in Lakemore to be at someplace quiet to read and eat lunch this afternoon.  I'd heard what I at first thought was a hawk, but realized the call was somewhat different.  Looking out my window, I saw what I later identified as a Northern Harrier hunting over the ball field.  S/he soared and turned below treetop height over the field, calling.  After a few minutes, he gained some altitude to treetop height, then higher, and soared out of sight.  I did not expect that.  I was trying to figure out what raptor was so pale as to be white underneath, with no barring, and black wingtips.  Lovely. 
Jean JohnsonAkron, OH

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Date: 8/19/17 2:21 pm
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Goshawk and White-winged Crossbills, Kirtland (Yes in August)
Hi,

Kirtland has a lot of habitat that very much resembles that of western
Pennsylvania. Old growth forests, covering hills and ravines. Still I was
surprised when I had an adult Northern Goshawk fly right in front of my
car, driving on the 306 just south of Gildersleeve Mountain, toward
Chester. Adults are unmistakable with their dark gray upper parts and
light gray underparts. (I saw the wing linings and breast) I have always
been struck by how fast and powerful a Goshawk is in flight. In fact I
would say they are about the fastest thing I have seen in level flight, and
that is especially impressive going through the deep woods. This is not
the first time I've seen Goshawk in the summer in Kirtland. eSteve Cagan
and I had one in Stebbin's Gulch in June 2004, and there was another at
Holden in late June 2015. They are well known nesters in Warren Co.
Pennsylvania which is just 100 miles east, and I have long suspected there
may be a nesting in this area as the habitat is very much the same.

As if that was not enough, this morning my friend Frank Buck had
White-winged Crossbills in his yard which in the area just north of
Penitentiary Glen. Said he heard them first, then spotted them. Again not
unprecedented to have Crossbills in northern Ohio in the summertime, but
certainly noteworthy.

Haans

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Date: 8/19/17 1:23 pm
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Guides to Ohio spots for birds
Most OhioBirds listserv readers are probably familiar with Ken Ostermiller’s Ohio eBird hotspot website at

[ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com]

that provides the sort of birding area descriptions that Bill is talking about. I visit the site often, along with the fabulous tools available on eBird.org.

Stefan


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> On Aug 19, 2017, at 12:04, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> Folks who write to this forum, or write for Ohio bird publications, often have valuable information about finding birds. Sometimes the information may be personal--you may want to share with a friend the presence of nesting egrets or hummingbirds--or more often you may have some valuable experience of the birdlife worth sharing with birders in a particular location.
> One thing we're missing is accounts of the birdlife of larger areas as well as some smaller productive habitats. How much do we know about the birdlife of the state parks, forests, lakes? If you know a particular area pretty well, have you written it up for others? A well-described area will attract observers, and records. I'm not suggesting you share owl nesting sights or anything like that, but your knowledge of the habitats in an area that you can write up as potential
> spots for observing birds. Sure, we occasionally get reports of odd
> waterfowl at Dogface lake, but does anyone even know about Mudpocket Pond?
> More than interesting reports of birds, other birders need to know about promising locales and habitats that might be close by, but not always well covered by observers. Surely there must be a bend in the local river that has an island or a reed patch, an obscure segment of a state park especially attractive to birds, or a remote patch of really old trees... Write-ups on such potentially productive spots are truly gold for avid birders, and it would not be all that frightening to share them with others....
> Just as an example, here is a write-up I did for the Wilds--famous for winter raptors among other things--I wrote some years ago, and which I didn't finish because I don't know it well enough, but you can get the idea:
> Notes on “Driving Guide to Birding the Wilds”
> Take I-70 to Zanesville, then the marked exit to The Wilds (SR 146 east). After about 17 mi, the countryside will abruptly open up and you’ll see a big sign for The Wilds on the right. Turn here, on Zion Ridge Rd. Mostly birding by car from here.
> You’ll pass through big open country here, with lots of potential. The usual raptor-finding criteria apply: eagles may be soaring high on a sunny day, and most raptors will be perched if it’s raining, etc. Perches are at a premium: check dead trees on wooded margins, utility poles, hay bales, fence posts. Scott Road, though it appears on the map, is not open to the public, and is almost always gated.
> When Zion Ridge ends at SR 284, take a left. Before long you’ll see another big Wilds sign on the left; this is International Road. It has been the most fruitful stretch for golden eagles, and the prairie falcon has been seen here on a number of occasions. Big vistas, worth frequent stops to scan. The HQ of The Wilds can be reached by taking a dirt road about halfway along this route if the gate’s open. There is more habitat here, plus views of some of the exotic animals—-giraffes, elks, horses, etc.
> International Rd descends into a wooded area before it ends at SR 340. This is a birdy spot, with lots of different habitats visible, but not for open-country raptors. As of now (late Nov), SR 340 is closed just a quarter mile to the right—which is the direction you’d want to go—for what looks like culvert repairs. If it is closed when you go, it would be best to turn around, retrace your course, and check International Road again.
> When you get back to SR 284, take a left. You’ll go through some marginal countryside, and eventually intersect with SR 340 (on the other side of the closed section). Turn left onto 340, and proceed through some more big open country with lots of altitudinal changes, studded with lakes. As at all spots, proceed carefully, scan all perches, look for raptors in flight, check especially for harriers/rough-legs harassing another raptor, and birds soaring very high.
> Head down past the lakes and open country into some woods, and look for a dirt road heading uphill on the right. [If the 340 road repairs are done, this is not far to the right from the International Rd terminus. [Take this up into open country again. At the next intersection, Prouty Rd (unsigned), go the short distances both right and left (both are blocked off within a quarter mile) for prospects, especially perches on hay bales. Return to the intersection, continue on the original dirt road, and explore it and the next road both left and right. Then retrace your route back to paved 340, turn left, and go to SR 284 again.
> Turn left on 284 and go maybe half a mile to Rural Dale Rd on the left (you’ll pass Rural Dale turn to the right along the way), and turn. Bird Rural Dale. The first left will be the rest of Prouty Rd that had been blocked off to you before; check this out, especially the hay bales and any dead trees. Return to Rural Dale and check out other passable side roads, always returning to Rural Dale, for the next 2-3 miles. The hay bales and these side roads have been productive for the prairie falcon.
> Return to 284, and return to any of the previous areas; the birds move around constantly, and any place you’ve found empty once could be productive on a subsequent visit. This route covers all the sites where golden eagles and the prairie falcon have been seen over the past year. If you want to get there from Toledo and back in the same day, you will have limited time in a short winter’s day, so you may not be able to visit all areas, and then only once.
> Someone more familiar with the area could write a much better account, but this is an example of the kind of thing needed.
> Bill Whan
>
>
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Date: 8/19/17 11:20 am
From: Susanna Heideman <susanna...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black-billed Cuckoo in Columbus yard
Had a yard first this morning – a Black-billed Cuckoo was devouring fall webworm caterpillars at the edge of our deck in SW Columbus. Photos at eBird:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38716254

Susanna Heideman
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Date: 8/19/17 10:19 am
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SE Ohio, Athens/Lake Snowden -- Blue Grosbeak, Osprey
I had a great birding morning at the Lake Snowden dam. I was looking for migrating shorebirds, but all I found were Killdeer and one Spotted Sandpiper. At the parking lot, at sunrise, I was greeted by a male Blue Grosbeak perched on the power line with Mourning Doves and starlings. There were no Red-winged Blackbirds on territory any more, but a flock of Common Grackles flew over. Of the 44 species, highlights included roosting immature Barn Swallows with a few Cliff Swallows mixed in, a Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher and a Red-eyed Vireo in a leafless tree, several Green Herons at the fish ponds, and an Osprey catching breakfast from the lake. The full list is here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38711966 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38711966>

On my way back I stopped by the Laurels wetlands on Columbus Road in Athens. It has extensive mudflats and shorebirds! 3 Lesser Yellowlegs right below the fence, 2 Solitary Sandpiper and one Spotted Sandpiper. Had I only brought my camera…! And of course Killdeer. Also several Green Herons and Great Blue Herons. Worth to check in the coming days!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38713244 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38713244>

Go birding!

Stefan
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Date: 8/19/17 9:20 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Guides to Ohio spots for birds
​Hi,

A couple o​f links here that describe the birding potential and locations
in Lake County:

http://www.lakevisit.com/bird_watching.html

http://www.lakevisit.com/birding/Birding_Lake_County_Ohio.pdf

I wrote this up in late 2015.

Haans


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On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 12:04 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...>
wrote:

> Folks who write to this forum, or write for Ohio bird publications, often
> have valuable information about finding birds. Sometimes the information
> may be personal--you may want to share with a friend the presence of
> nesting egrets or hummingbirds--or more often you may have some valuable
> experience of the birdlife worth sharing with birders in a particular
> location.
> One thing we're missing is accounts of the birdlife of larger areas
> as well as some smaller productive habitats. How much do we know about the
> birdlife of the state parks, forests, lakes? If you know a particular area
> pretty well, have you written it up for others? A well-described area will
> attract observers, and records. I'm not suggesting you share owl nesting
> sights or anything like that, but your knowledge of the habitats in an area
> that you can write up as potential
> spots for observing birds. Sure, we occasionally get reports of odd
> waterfowl at Dogface lake, but does anyone even know about Mudpocket Pond?
> More than interesting reports of birds, other birders need to know
> about promising locales and habitats that might be close by, but not always
> well covered by observers. Surely there must be a bend in the local river
> that has an island or a reed patch, an obscure segment of a state park
> especially attractive to birds, or a remote patch of really old trees...
> Write-ups on such potentially productive spots are truly gold for avid
> birders, and it would not be all that frightening to share them with
> others....
> Just as an example, here is a write-up I did for the Wilds--famous
> for winter raptors among other things--I wrote some years ago, and which I
> didn't finish because I don't know it well enough, but you can get the idea:
> Notes on “Driving Guide to Birding the Wilds”
> Take I-70 to Zanesville, then the marked exit to The Wilds (SR 146
> east). After about 17 mi, the countryside will abruptly open up and you’ll
> see a big sign for The Wilds on the right. Turn here, on Zion Ridge Rd.
> Mostly birding by car from here.
> You’ll pass through big open country here, with lots of potential.
> The usual raptor-finding criteria apply: eagles may be soaring high on a
> sunny day, and most raptors will be perched if it’s raining, etc. Perches
> are at a premium: check dead trees on wooded margins, utility poles, hay
> bales, fence posts. Scott Road, though it appears on the map, is not open
> to the public, and is almost always gated.
> When Zion Ridge ends at SR 284, take a left. Before long you’ll see
> another big Wilds sign on the left; this is International Road. It has been
> the most fruitful stretch for golden eagles, and the prairie falcon has
> been seen here on a number of occasions. Big vistas, worth frequent stops
> to scan. The HQ of The Wilds can be reached by taking a dirt road about
> halfway along this route if the gate’s open. There is more habitat here,
> plus views of some of the exotic animals—-giraffes, elks, horses, etc.
> International Rd descends into a wooded area before it ends at SR
> 340. This is a birdy spot, with lots of different habitats visible, but not
> for open-country raptors. As of now (late Nov), SR 340 is closed just a
> quarter mile to the right—which is the direction you’d want to go—for what
> looks like culvert repairs. If it is closed when you go, it would be best
> to turn around, retrace your course, and check International Road again.
> When you get back to SR 284, take a left. You’ll go through some
> marginal countryside, and eventually intersect with SR 340 (on the other
> side of the closed section). Turn left onto 340, and proceed through some
> more big open country with lots of altitudinal changes, studded with lakes.
> As at all spots, proceed carefully, scan all perches, look for raptors in
> flight, check especially for harriers/rough-legs harassing another raptor,
> and birds soaring very high.
> Head down past the lakes and open country into some woods, and look
> for a dirt road heading uphill on the right. [If the 340 road repairs are
> done, this is not far to the right from the International Rd terminus.
> [Take this up into open country again. At the next intersection, Prouty Rd
> (unsigned), go the short distances both right and left (both are blocked
> off within a quarter mile) for prospects, especially perches on hay bales.
> Return to the intersection, continue on the original dirt road, and explore
> it and the next road both left and right. Then retrace your route back to
> paved 340, turn left, and go to SR 284 again.
> Turn left on 284 and go maybe half a mile to Rural Dale Rd on the
> left (you’ll pass Rural Dale turn to the right along the way), and turn.
> Bird Rural Dale. The first left will be the rest of Prouty Rd that had been
> blocked off to you before; check this out, especially the hay bales and any
> dead trees. Return to Rural Dale and check out other passable side roads,
> always returning to Rural Dale, for the next 2-3 miles. The hay bales and
> these side roads have been productive for the prairie falcon.
> Return to 284, and return to any of the previous areas; the birds
> move around constantly, and any place you’ve found empty once could be
> productive on a subsequent visit. This route covers all the sites where
> golden eagles and the prairie falcon have been seen over the past year. If
> you want to get there from Toledo and back in the same day, you will have
> limited time in a short winter’s day, so you may not be able to visit all
> areas, and then only once.
> Someone more familiar with the area could write a much better
> account, but this is an example of the kind of thing needed.
> Bill Whan
>
>
>
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Date: 8/19/17 9:05 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Guides to Ohio spots for birds
Folks who write to this forum, or write for Ohio bird publications,
often have valuable information about finding birds. Sometimes the
information may be personal--you may want to share with a friend the
presence of nesting egrets or hummingbirds--or more often you may have
some valuable experience of the birdlife worth sharing with birders in a
particular location.
One thing we're missing is accounts of the birdlife of larger areas as
well as some smaller productive habitats. How much do we know about the
birdlife of the state parks, forests, lakes? If you know a particular
area pretty well, have you written it up for others? A well-described
area will attract observers, and records. I'm not suggesting you share
owl nesting sights or anything like that, but your knowledge of the
habitats in an area that you can write up as potential
spots for observing birds. Sure, we occasionally get reports of odd
waterfowl at Dogface lake, but does anyone even know about Mudpocket Pond?
More than interesting reports of birds, other birders need to know
about promising locales and habitats that might be close by, but not
always well covered by observers. Surely there must be a bend in the
local river that has an island or a reed patch, an obscure segment of a
state park especially attractive to birds, or a remote patch of really
old trees... Write-ups on such potentially productive spots are truly
gold for avid birders, and it would not be all that frightening to share
them with others....
Just as an example, here is a write-up I did for the Wilds--famous
for winter raptors among other things--I wrote some years ago, and which
I didn't finish because I don't know it well enough, but you can get the
idea:
Notes on “Driving Guide to Birding the Wilds”
Take I-70 to Zanesville, then the marked exit to The Wilds (SR 146
east). After about 17 mi, the countryside will abruptly open up and
you’ll see a big sign for The Wilds on the right. Turn here, on Zion
Ridge Rd. Mostly birding by car from here.
You’ll pass through big open country here, with lots of potential. The
usual raptor-finding criteria apply: eagles may be soaring high on a
sunny day, and most raptors will be perched if it’s raining, etc.
Perches are at a premium: check dead trees on wooded margins, utility
poles, hay bales, fence posts. Scott Road, though it appears on the map,
is not open to the public, and is almost always gated.
When Zion Ridge ends at SR 284, take a left. Before long you’ll see
another big Wilds sign on the left; this is International Road. It has
been the most fruitful stretch for golden eagles, and the prairie falcon
has been seen here on a number of occasions. Big vistas, worth frequent
stops to scan. The HQ of The Wilds can be reached by taking a dirt road
about halfway along this route if the gate’s open. There is more habitat
here, plus views of some of the exotic animals—-giraffes, elks, horses,
etc.
International Rd descends into a wooded area before it ends at SR 340.
This is a birdy spot, with lots of different habitats visible, but not
for open-country raptors. As of now (late Nov), SR 340 is closed just a
quarter mile to the right—which is the direction you’d want to go—for
what looks like culvert repairs. If it is closed when you go, it would
be best to turn around, retrace your course, and check International
Road again.
When you get back to SR 284, take a left. You’ll go through some
marginal countryside, and eventually intersect with SR 340 (on the other
side of the closed section). Turn left onto 340, and proceed through
some more big open country with lots of altitudinal changes, studded
with lakes. As at all spots, proceed carefully, scan all perches, look
for raptors in flight, check especially for harriers/rough-legs
harassing another raptor, and birds soaring very high.
Head down past the lakes and open country into some woods, and look for
a dirt road heading uphill on the right. [If the 340 road repairs are
done, this is not far to the right from the International Rd terminus.
[Take this up into open country again. At the next intersection, Prouty
Rd (unsigned), go the short distances both right and left (both are
blocked off within a quarter mile) for prospects, especially perches on
hay bales. Return to the intersection, continue on the original dirt
road, and explore it and the next road both left and right. Then retrace
your route back to paved 340, turn left, and go to SR 284 again.
Turn left on 284 and go maybe half a mile to Rural Dale Rd on the left
(you’ll pass Rural Dale turn to the right along the way), and turn. Bird
Rural Dale. The first left will be the rest of Prouty Rd that had been
blocked off to you before; check this out, especially the hay bales and
any dead trees. Return to Rural Dale and check out other passable side
roads, always returning to Rural Dale, for the next 2-3 miles. The hay
bales and these side roads have been productive for the prairie falcon.
Return to 284, and return to any of the previous areas; the birds move
around constantly, and any place you’ve found empty once could be
productive on a subsequent visit. This route covers all the sites where
golden eagles and the prairie falcon have been seen over the past year.
If you want to get there from Toledo and back in the same day, you
will have limited time in a short winter’s day, so you may not be able
to visit all areas, and then only once.
Someone more familiar with the area could write a much better account,
but this is an example of the kind of thing needed.
Bill Whan



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Date: 8/19/17 6:29 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Using social science research to give shorebirds more space...
I had just finished reading the material from Canada that Patrick
summarizes below. As I think of my Canadian ancestors it seems overall
they have a more mindful and polite attitude about birding--and some
other things--than we do in the USA. All too often it seems Americans,
upon hearing that a remote site is set aside for migrant shorebirds,
will eagerly head that way if they had fishing gear, a beach buggy, or a
yen to penetrate an 'unspoiled' off-limits site. If you look at those
photos from Canada, you can find images of thousands of birds crowding
for food: do they inspire readers to approach too close to get views,
and images that hundreds of other photographers have already taken (and
"taking" is the right verb)? Hats off to the Canucks!
Bill Whan

On 8/19/2017 12:23 AM, Coy, Patrick G. wrote:
> Every situation where the needs of migrating birds and human
> recreation seem to compete are different and have their own dynamics.
> What helps resolve those conflicts in one place may not work in
> another. But given the discussions on this list over the years about
> the Conneaut spit, I thought others might find this accounting from
> Bird Studies Canada of using solid social science research techniques
> to help bridge those perceived competing needs in the Bay of Fundy
> area as useful and inspiring as I did.
>
> Patrick Coy Peninsula, OH
>
> Giving Shorebirds More "Space to Roost" in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin
> By Jaya Fahey, Shorebird Stewardship Biologist, Bird Studies Canada
>
> In late summer, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop over in the
> Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin, in Nova Scotia, during their remarkable
> migration to South America. They require access to beaches and other
> coastal sites where they can rest when mudflat foraging habitat is
> covered during high tide. The Minas Basin is such a critical area for
> migratory shorebirds. The Space to Roost project is led by Bird
> Studies Canada in collaboration with Dalhousie University, Blomidon
> Naturalists Society, and provincial and federal partners. The project
> aims to reduce human pressures on shorebirds in the Minas Basin by
> assessing human-use patterns at roost sites, and working with coastal
> users to develop and test effective disturbance reduction
> strategies.
>
> In 2016, we conducted 41 audits at four known shorebird resting sites
> in the Minas Basin: Evangeline Beach, Avonport Beach, Blue Beach, and
> 'The Guzzle' (the channel between Boot Island and the mainland). We
> noted numbers and types of coastal users, numbers and locations of
> shorebirds, and all disturbance events. Overall, the majority of
> disturbances to shorebird flocks were caused by recreational
> activities, particularly walkers. Concurrently, we conducted 60
> interviews with recreational users, including striped bass anglers,
> swimmers, walkers, photographers, and dog walkers, to get a sense of
> the type of user at each site and their knowledge of shorebirds. Of
> the 60 interviewed, 48 indicated they were interested in learning
> more, and 17 said they would be interested in helping with the
> project.
>
> With input from our partners, we decided to focus on The Guzzle and
> Avonport Beach in year two, as both sites had large flock sizes, a
> high number of disturbances, beach area that was under-used by humans
> and could be set aside for roosting flocks, and engaged local
> recreational users.
>
> In the spring of 2017, we reached out to the interviewees from 2016
> who had indicated an interest in the project, and also conducted an
> online survey of striped bass anglers who fish at The Guzzle. We
> wanted to know whether these users would be open to setting aside a
> stretch of beach at each site, from two hours before to two hours
> after high tide, in August. The majority agreed that this would not
> be a problem. During the last week of July, we distributed handouts
> to local businesses with details about the project, tips for sharing
> the beach with roosting shorebirds, and a tide chart to indicate when
> roosting shorebirds would be present. On August 1, we installed
> access point signs at both beaches, which describe the project and
> encourage readers to take an attached handout in French or English.
> We also installed signs at either end of the beach areas we hope
> users will avoid from two hours before to two hours after high tide.
>
> Thus far, the signs and handouts have been enthusiastically received,
> with overwhelmingly positive feedback for the project. We're hoping
> that this enthusiasm and engagement results in a decrease in
> disturbance events this year!
>
> http://www.birdscanada.org/news/giving-shorebirds-more-space-to-roost-in-nova-scotias-minas-basin?bblinkid=57124307&bbemailid=4682868&bbejrid=352274696
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/18/17 9:24 pm
From: Coy, Patrick G. <pcoy...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Using social science research to give shorebirds more space...
Every situation where the needs of migrating birds and human recreation seem to compete are different and have their own dynamics. What helps resolve those conflicts in one place may not work in another. But given the discussions on this list over the years about the Conneaut spit, I thought others might find this accounting from Bird Studies Canada of using solid social science research techniques to help bridge those perceived competing needs in the Bay of Fundy area as useful and inspiring as I did.

Patrick Coy
Peninsula, OH

Giving Shorebirds More "Space to Roost" in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin
By Jaya Fahey, Shorebird Stewardship Biologist, Bird Studies Canada

In late summer, hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop over in the Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin, in Nova Scotia, during their remarkable migration to South America. They require access to beaches and other coastal sites where they can rest when mudflat foraging habitat is covered during high tide.
The Minas Basin is such a critical area for migratory shorebirds. The Space to Roost project is led by Bird Studies Canada in collaboration with Dalhousie University, Blomidon Naturalists Society, and provincial and federal partners. The project aims to reduce human pressures on shorebirds in the Minas Basin by assessing human-use patterns at roost sites, and working with coastal users to develop and test effective disturbance reduction strategies.

In 2016, we conducted 41 audits at four known shorebird resting sites in the Minas Basin: Evangeline Beach, Avonport Beach, Blue Beach, and 'The Guzzle' (the channel between Boot Island and the mainland). We noted numbers and types of coastal users, numbers and locations of shorebirds, and all disturbance events. Overall, the majority of disturbances to shorebird flocks were caused by recreational activities, particularly walkers. Concurrently, we conducted 60 interviews with recreational users, including striped bass anglers, swimmers, walkers, photographers, and dog walkers, to get a sense of the type of user at each site and their knowledge of shorebirds. Of the 60 interviewed, 48 indicated they were interested in learning more, and 17 said they would be interested in helping with the project.

With input from our partners, we decided to focus on The Guzzle and Avonport Beach in year two, as both sites had large flock sizes, a high number of disturbances, beach area that was under-used by humans and could be set aside for roosting flocks, and engaged local recreational users.

In the spring of 2017, we reached out to the interviewees from 2016 who had indicated an interest in the project, and also conducted an online survey of striped bass anglers who fish at The Guzzle. We wanted to know whether these users would be open to setting aside a stretch of beach at each site, from two hours before to two hours after high tide, in August. The majority agreed that this would not be a problem.
During the last week of July, we distributed handouts to local businesses with details about the project, tips for sharing the beach with roosting shorebirds, and a tide chart to indicate when roosting shorebirds would be present. On August 1, we installed access point signs at both beaches, which describe the project and encourage readers to take an attached handout in French or English. We also installed signs at either end of the beach areas we hope users will avoid from two hours before to two hours after high tide.

Thus far, the signs and handouts have been enthusiastically received, with overwhelmingly positive feedback for the project. We're hoping that this enthusiasm and engagement results in a decrease in disturbance events this year!

http://www.birdscanada.org/news/giving-shorebirds-more-space-to-roost-in-nova-scotias-minas-basin?bblinkid=57124307&bbemailid=4682868&bbejrid=352274696





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Date: 8/18/17 9:32 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/



Fayette County

Deer Creek Wildlife Area--Yankeetown Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Deer+Creek+Wildlife+Area--Yankeetown+Road



Jackson County

Leo Petroglyphs State Memorial

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Leo+Petroglyphs+State+Memorial



Madison County

Little Darby Preserve

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Little+Darby+Preserve



Morrow County

Steam Corners Cattle Feedlot (view from roadside only)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Steam+Corners+Cattle+Feedlot



Ottawa County

Ottawa NWR--Pool 1 Trail

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Ottawa+National+Wildlife+Refuge--Pool+1+Trail



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 8/17/17 3:47 pm
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] life
please watch: Eric Ludy-The Gospel
John Herman

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Date: 8/17/17 10:43 am
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut
I birded at Conneaut harbor from 7:00 to 11:00 AM today.  The D-Day re-enactment activities have already started, I wasn't expecting that until tomorrow.  Four tanks were at the beginning of the spit, blasting away with blank gunfire every so often.  Needless to say, that put a crimp on the birding.  Also, an amphibious military vehicle drove right across the end of the spit, scattering the gull roost.  The main gate was closed today, so there were only a few people visiting the spit on foot.  I was surprised they let anyone out there - the next two days the spit will be off-limits.  Despite the disturbances, I found some good birds: great egret, 18 bald eagles, 2 black-bellied plovers, 2 semipalmated plovers, 4 least sandpipers, Baird's sandpiper, 3 semipalmated sandpipers, greater yellowlegs, lesser yellowlegs, 7 Caspian terns, and purple martin.  All the migrant shorebirds except the black-bellied plovers were juveniles today.  On the way home, I saw an Am.kestrel along SR 7 in Andover Twp.  Craig Holt, Lowellville, Mahoning Co.

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Date: 8/17/17 8:58 am
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pickaway County - Baird's Sandpiper
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper was seen at the Deer Creek State Park beach
this morning from 10:00-10:45 a.m. It traversed the length of the beach in
that time staying mostly in the short grass above the sand. Also seen: 2
Caspian Terns, 1 Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Herring Gull adult along with the
usual Ring-billed Gulls and Killdeer.

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH

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Date: 8/16/17 10:54 am
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Geauga, Novelty (N.E. Ohio)--Blackburnian Warbler and other migrants
The light north winds from Canada brought a few new migrants this morning:


1 blackburnian warbler (immature but still gorgeous!)

2 indigo buntings (1 male, 1 female)

2 scarlet tanagers (1 male, 1 female)

4 baltimore orioles

5+ cedar waxwings

2 lincoln sparrows

6+ ruby-throated hummingbirds


There are still a lot of rose-breasted grosbeaks here. I counted at least 15 this morning.

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Date: 8/16/17 8:08 am
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] "Inland" Ohio ospreys - any surveys?
I am interested in knowing whether anyone, (any NGO, any academics,
whoever,) is tracking and quantifying the spread of ospreys in Ohio, away
from Lake Erie.

My recent realization that we very likely have a nesting pair near downtown
Zanesville has piqued my curiosity. I haven't located the nest yet, but
there were definitely two, acting somewhat chummy. I was not aware of this
previous to last weekend, and I am usually aware of birds in the areas I
frequent or occasionally visit on a regular (seasonal or yearly) schedule.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell, OH

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Date: 8/15/17 7:25 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hudson osprey
An osprey (or possibly 2 different birds) made 2 visits today, departing with fish from the apt complex pond both times. The late afternoon osprey carried off a long-tailed, bright orange Koi!

Peggy Wang
Hudson
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Date: 8/15/17 5:57 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Stow
The screech owl is calling again behind my apartment! If only I could see as well as him in the dark.

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Date: 8/15/17 2:45 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Great egrets - Geauga Co.
At the main reservoir, visible from Valley Road were
three Great Egrets. Also the caspian terns are still on the
sandbar, around 30.

Inga Schmidt

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Date: 8/15/17 2:43 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dowitcher - Geauga Co.
The Aurburn Road section of LaDue is continuing to attract a
variety of shorebirds. New today was one lone Dowitcher, I think
a shortbilled immature bird. Also several pectoral sp, solitary sp,
30 peeps, and several semipalmated plovers. Over 60 killdeer have
congregated here too, along with 6 green herons, and a busy flock of
cedar waxwings.

Inga Schmidt

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Date: 8/15/17 9:46 am
From: Eric Mullholand <emullholand...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Henslow sparrow
My son and I picked up Henslow sparrow at Killdeer Plains this morning on
75. They were being vocal about 730 AM.

There were lots of the other regular suspects also.


I also picked up a Vesper sparrow at my house in rural Wyandot County on CH
4 in Carey (NWO) yesterday.

Both of these were first noticed by vocalizations then confirmed with
visual observations from close distances.

I'm delighted to report that my 16 year old has become keenly interested in
everything flora and fauna this summer. He had a nice chance to make some
great observations today.

ERIC Mullholand
Carey, Ohio
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Date: 8/15/17 6:24 am
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Bird Quest 2017 Sept 22 & 23--looking for a team to join
Hi,


I am looking for a team to join for the bird quest. This will be my first time because I have had schedule conflicts in the past.


I live only 2 miles from The West Woods, so I would want to sign up there.


Also, I can't find any rules on the Audubon website. Are there any?


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Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:09 AM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bird Quest 2017 Sept 22 & 23

Mark your calendars for September 22 & 23 and the third annual Bird Quest in
NE Ohio. See this link for details.
(https://clevelandaudubon.org/?page_id=1543).
Chagrin River Bird Quest<https://clevelandaudubon.org/?page_id=1543>
clevelandaudubon.org
Annual Team Birding Challenge in support of the Chagrin River Corridor IBA . 2016 Bird Quest winners! Get your team together and explore the Chagrin River Valley from ...





The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland invites you to create a team and
see how many species you can find from 4pm Friday, Sept. 22 until 4pm
Saturday Sept. 23. The Chagrin River Corridor IBA (Chagrin River Watershed)
is the preferred birding area but you can bird wherever you wish during the
24 hour challenge. According to eBird, there were 134 species of birds seen
within the IBA during September, 2016. Last year's winning team found 54
species. Can your team beat that number this year??



Then join us at Geauga Park District's West Woods Nature Center from
4-6:30pm Saturday to celebrate and see if your team won a prize.



New to birding? Consider attending a FREE Birding Workshop on September
16th at one of two locations within the IBA. See above link for details.
And watch the website for the location of guided bird walks on September
23rd.



Questions? Email me at <mmvalencic...>
<mailto:<mmvalencic...> We hope to see you in September!



Matt Valencic





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Date: 8/14/17 6:15 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Stow
Sitting on my patio...listening to the coolest sound of an Eastern Screech Owl somewhere in the trees behind me.

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Date: 8/14/17 6:09 pm
From: Stefan Gleissberg <stefan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Three raptor delights
Three raptor delights from Athens in SE Ohio:

1) Sitting on our porch bench tonight, a bird call reached my ear and my brain tried to assign it to a Downy Woodpecker’s kikikiki call – only it was too loud. Then I suspected a falcon, and stepping out on the lawn, there was indeed a Merlin perched on our spruce tree top! This summer, American Kestrels had also used the perch, and they are more vocal than Merlins. This is the 20th appearance of a Merlin on our tree since 2014.

2) Last week, a perched immature Red-tailed Hawk was quickly discovered by three Blue Jays, which positioned themselves on branches above, calling, and launching dive-bomb attacks to its back and its head. The jays were clearly touching the hawk as some of the feathers on its head got ruffled up. Other than eying the jays above it, and slightly wing-flicking on each attack, the hawk seemed unimpressed by the harassing jays, and started to preen its wing. However, about 10 jay attacks, and probably also an approaching crow, were enough for it to move on.

3) Another day the same week, an immature Cooper's Hawk was also surrounded by two scolding Blue Jays. It was interested to see that the jays were clearly more cautious about getting too close to this bird-hunting hawk than to the less agile Red-tailed Hawk. These jays surely know their raptors...

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Date: 8/13/17 8:16 pm
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Zanesville ospreys
The past two days, while attending an art event and while sight-seeing with
out-of-state visitors, we watched a pair of ospreys active along the
stretch of the Muskingum River between the Y-Bridge and the Sixth Street
Bridge, right in the heart of riparian Zanesville.

It's wonderful to see them here, and to see them successfully fishing as
well. Magnificent birds!

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell

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Date: 8/13/17 7:34 pm
From: Paula Lozano <000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] C. Nighthawks (Cuyahoga County)
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 6:30-7:15 PM
Lower Shaker Lake, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Observers: Paula Lozano, Bob Finkelstein

We saw 17 species on the south side of the lake, including
Wood Duck 2
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Herons: Great Blue 3, Green 1
Sandpipers: Killdeer 3, Spotted 1
Caspian Tern 1
Common Nighthawk 6, flight direction - East to West
Belted Kingfisher 4 (2 pairs)

Paula Lozano
Lakewood, Ohio


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Date: 8/13/17 4:23 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hudson osprey
"My" Osprey did a flyover of my apt complex pond this AM. This is near the Metro bike path near seasons Rd.

Peggy Wang
Hudson


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Date: 8/13/17 2:16 pm
From: Paul Kowalczyk <bldgcodereview...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh Least Bitterns
Spotted the Least Bittern around 2:30 pm today at the lock along the south
end of the boardwalk. Also spotted an American Bittern at the area just
north of the boardwalk. Went to the far end of the little marsh stream
that leads to the north beyond the boardwalk and it was sitting on a log.
Great viewing.

Paul Kowalczyk
South Euclid

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 8:34 PM, Peggy Wang <
<00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I decided to try my luck in the late afternoon, hoping for a look at the
> reported juveniles.
>
> Around 5:45pm, one juvenile Least Bittern was spotted on the east side of
> the trail across from the N end of the lock (south of the boardwalk). Then
> another juvenile was seen close to the first & yet a third a bit south of
> the other 2. Talk about cute w/their fuzzy "caps".
>
> At least one adult was seen flying back & forth across the trail from the
> lock area. At one point, an adult was clinging to the cat tails out on the
> edge giving great views (W side) before pitching across the trail to perch
> briefly on a tree branch on the E side.
>
> V cool show enjoyed by birders, photographers & the general public
> wondering what the heck was all the excitement about.
>
> Saw a White-breasted Nuthatch & a small (silent) empid, maybe a Least?
>
> Peggy Wang
> Hudson
> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 8/13/17 8:32 am
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Headlands slow/Mentor Marsh
Headlands was slow but had a nice Peregrine Falcon soared through. Wake
Robin/Mentor Marsh had some interesting things. Wrens were plentiful (
Marsh 3/ Carolina 1/ House 4 ). Canada Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet
and a very p----off Pewee were some of the highlights for us.
Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 8/12/17 6:29 pm
From: Matt Anderson <000004a31559e9c9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal wants your data / June-July 2017
Craig,

I've attached both a written recap and a detailed spreadsheet (interesting, but probably more information than you want) with results from my Oak Openings Region breeding bird surveys this summer. The OO never disappoints.

I'd like to write an article for The Ohio Cardinal about my OO breeding bird season experiences over the past few decades...if I ever get around to doing it.

Let me know if you have any questions. I sure appreciate the excellent and prodigious volume of work you put forth for every issue.

Thanks.


Matt


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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal wants your data

  The Ohio Cardinal’s summer is over, though the weathersays otherwise.  That means it’s timesend in your June and July sightings. They go to Craig Caldwell, 1270 W. Melrose Dr., Westlake, OH, 44145 or CardinalATohiobirds.org(substitute the “@” symbol for “AT”).  Inaddition to sightings, we welcome photos, anecdotes, general interest articles,and research papers.  If you enter yoursightings into eBird, you do not need to send a report – we download all theentries directly from Cornell.  Feelfree, however, to expand on items in your eBird list in a separate note to me,because I can’t look at every note in eBird. Digital photo files, please; send prints only with priorapproval.  If you post photos toFaceBook, Flickr, or the like, you can send links to them rather than the photofiles themselves.  Photos and links go toPhoto Editor Christopher Collins, chris.collinsATohiobirds.org. The deadline is August 31.  Thank you in advance. Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

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Date: 8/12/17 5:35 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh Least Bitterns
I decided to try my luck in the late afternoon, hoping for a look at the reported juveniles.

Around 5:45pm, one juvenile Least Bittern was spotted on the east side of the trail across from the N end of the lock (south of the boardwalk). Then another juvenile was seen close to the first & yet a third a bit south of the other 2. Talk about cute w/their fuzzy "caps".

At least one adult was seen flying back & forth across the trail from the lock area. At one point, an adult was clinging to the cat tails out on the edge giving great views (W side) before pitching across the trail to perch briefly on a tree branch on the E side.

V cool show enjoyed by birders, photographers & the general public wondering what the heck was all the excitement about.

Saw a White-breasted Nuthatch & a small (silent) empid, maybe a Least?

Peggy Wang
Hudson
Sent from my iPad
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Date: 8/12/17 5:05 pm
From: Paul Sherwood <000004bb3c828120-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Adult Little Blue Heron
This site is actually in Sandusky County




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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Adult Little Blue Heron

Continues at Pickerel Creek, Erie county. Off route 6 pull off by pump house3 Wilson's Phalaropes in northern mudflats behind woodlotDonna Kuhn
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Date: 8/12/17 12:21 pm
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wilderness Rd (Wayne Co) heating up
This morning, Rich Pendlebury found 2 American Avocets along Wilderness Rd at the peat pits. I saw the Avocets, but they flew about a half hour later and have not been relocated. Also seen:

Baird's Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Black-bellied Plovers
Short-billed Dowitchers
Semi-palmated Plovers
Semi-palmated Sandpipers
Least Sandpipers
Pectoral Sandpipers
Spotted Sandpipers
Solitary Sandpipers
Killdeer
Lesser Yellowlegs

Benjamin Yoder had 1 Greater Yellowlegs earlier.

3 Caspian Terns. Lots of Eagles.

Good habitat promises to rapidly develop this week.

Happy birding from the Bobolink Area of Ohio!

Jon Cefus

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Date: 8/12/17 9:56 am
From: <Donna_Kuhn...> <Donna_Kuhn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Adult Little Blue Heron
Continues at Pickerel Creek, Erie county. Off route 6 pull off by pump house3 Wilson's Phalaropes in northern mudflats behind woodlotDonna Kuhn
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Date: 8/11/17 10:59 pm
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] request for heron information
I recently came upon a record of the "Great White Heron" in Volume 40,
issue one of the Cleveland Bird Calendar. The heron was collected at
Pymatuning reservoir on 14 May 1938. It was subsequently examined by Dr.
Harry C. Oberholser who confirmed the identification. This may be, or not,
the sole record for Ohio. I have a fairly good lead on where this heron
specimen exists now. I would appreciate hearing about other Ohio records,
especially those confirmed in literature.
Thank you.
John Herman

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Date: 8/11/17 9:57 pm
From: David Tan <melanerpers56...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mississippi Kite Worthington Aug. 11
PH. 5 pm. 5 min. Worthington, mature tall deciduous trees, near
Olen tangy River
40.0887 -83.0101

Becoming annual in many parts of mid west and northeast. I wouldn't
be surprised if this kite is promoted to Regular status within a few
years. For example, in the mid Atlantic as recently as mid 1990 it
was considered a vagrant, few people "lucky" enough to see on in VA or
MD. In a span of less than 10 years, it went from vagrant to UNC
breeding resident along the upper Potomac, northern VA and suburbs of
DC! (also IL, IO, MO, NE, CO). It is nesting in New England.

Mississippi Kite is a lot easier to identify than it is to document.
Once you’ve seen them skimming dragonflies in flight or spinning on a
dime kiting with little to no effort, the combination areal
supremacy, flight style and overall shape to be unique and diagnostic.
But how do you describe all this in words adequately enough to
preclude other raptors from consideration? Frankly, I’m not entirely
sure I can. I've never been good at this. You have to see one!

This bird was foraging for large aerial insects catching and eating
them on the wing. Buoyant, wings flat or very slightly bowed, foraging
on the wing just over canopy twisting and flaring tail, maneuvering
with grace and ease as it foraged, no flapping. An exceptional flier.
A smallish raptor (straight long wings and tail make it look bigger),
slim body, small head. Long wings, long narrow based tail often
fanned.

Mississippi Kite’s is distinctive, not like a falcon at all. Very
long wings, straight trialling edge to tip, with unique hand, and a
narrow based fanned hard cornered tail are compelling. The wing/hand
shape results partly from the relatively short length of P10 and 9;
this oft-mentioned field mark can be misleading by a inadequate quick
look, esp. going away, and flying accipiter, buteo, or harrier can
take a similar look. The key is if you can stay with it, it will
always reveal it to be a MK eventually. The Mississippi Kite passing
overhead or maneuvering to capture a large insect, the under side of
the flight feathers were seen to be blackish on the primaries paler on
inner primaries and outer secondaries becoming dark or blackish again
on the inner secondaries, the coverts paler. This indicates most
likely a bird completing its first year. The tail, often mobile as it
forages, wide at tip and sharp corners leading to straight outer edges
and very narrow at base; creating a strong fan that is often twisted
and turned. The tail looked black not banded but were likely present
-- a 1st year bird. Adult MIKI have pale heads and distinct white
wing panel on upper wing. Ad females will not show white heads nor any
youngster (juveniles (i.e., first-year birds). Juveniles have a tail
with narrow white bands, very similar to the tail pattern of a Merlin.
And older juveniles can have this seemingly obvious pattern much
reduced.

Most consider Kiting Raptors to just means the same thing as hovering,
a term used for bull dozers like Red-tailed. But the mastery of areal
dynamics of Mississippi Kite is not at all like any buteo or American
Kestrel. I remember hearing very experience observers believing they
were observing a Peregrine until its graceful manners in snatching
dragonflies out of the air left them dumb struck. Actually, they are
a much lighter and smaller, with wingspan slightly greater than
Merlin. The shape of the hand due to short p10, slender narrow wings,
and long square tail (fanned, narrow at base) are unique. (Swainson’s
Hawk although not to be confused, to me, has a similar shape to the
hand due to shorter p10)

It has like molted earlier, as it was not in active molt, This is a
species with few diagnostic plumage features, but a Mississippi Kite
is in wing and tail nothing else. It is a Mississippi Kite. I could
describe it simple “small dark raptor. . .the bird was very dark, had
pointed wings and a long tail square and fan shaped. . .no streaking
was visible.” Or: "was seen in flight without binoculars, that it
had pointed wings and did not fly like an accipiter, and when seen
with binoculars after it perched “it had a lighter head with a small
bill and a dark body.” And in simplest terms give a adequate
description of a MIKI.

I am very familiar with MIKI from most SE states and mid Atlantic
states; as well as southern US and the SW. They like towns and
residential areas with abundant mature deciduous trees with full
crowns, often near water.

PH on ebirds
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David Tan
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Date: 8/11/17 9:04 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Pickerel Creek adult Little Blue Heron
Hi all - late post, having email glitches. Dan Gesualdo found a gorgeous adult Little Blue Heron while we were checking out shorebirds at Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area. Park in the lot with the pump house which is just east of the observation deck. Walk a few feet up to the dike to view the impound. Additional highlights included 7 species of shorebirds and a pile of gulls and terns, including 100 Bonaparte's.

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 8/11/17 2:39 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Scioto River,8-11: BlueGrosbeaks
I checked out a few areas in the Scioto River floodplain south of Columbus, between Circleville and Shadeville, looking for late nesters and early migrants. The stars of the morning were 2 Blue Grosbeaks; one was singing across from the Island Road quarry in Circleville, while the other was still hanging around the Hibbs Road canoe launch at Scioto Grove MetroPark. Add in birds I saw the prior two days at Battelle Darby Metropark and Techcenter Drive in Gahanna, and it's shaping up to be a good year for these late summer vagrants.

Other birds weren't as interesting, but I did have small flocks of swallows, mostly Barn and Rough-winged, at several spots. 10+ Cliff Swallows were still around the River Road Bridge Colony in Circleville. Ospreys were fishing along creeks in Lockbourne and Shadeville, and a Kestrel was being pursued by a swallow mob along Island Road.

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Date: 8/11/17 10:54 am
From: Karen Zeleznik <kzelez...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern Beaver Marsh
Many saw one of the juveniles this morning and pictures were taken. From
discussion with another birder, we are beginning to think there are more
Least Bitterns to be found further north on the towpath, as the distance
between several sightings has been pretty good. One seen at the Beaver
Marsh overlook yesterday, and one may have been photographed further north
yet, on the opposite side of the Cuyahoga River where the towpath comes
close to the river - across the river from the bench there. I do not know
there range when feeding young.

Karen

On Aug 11, 2017 1:34 PM, "Brian" <brian0918...> wrote:

> The adults have been seen most often on the northern end of the lock in the
> reeds to the west of the trail. There are also at least 2 juveniles, with
> down-covered heads, in the bushes farther east of the trail. The adults
> appear to be hunting to the west and bringing food back to the juveniles to
> the east.
>
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Chris M <Cmatyus1...> wrote:
>
> > Adult Least Bittern at lock just south of beaver marsh cvnp. Came out
> > right at noon stayed put til 12:30. Great pics. Sorry to all the people
> who
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Date: 8/11/17 10:34 am
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern Beaver Marsh
The adults have been seen most often on the northern end of the lock in the
reeds to the west of the trail. There are also at least 2 juveniles, with
down-covered heads, in the bushes farther east of the trail. The adults
appear to be hunting to the west and bringing food back to the juveniles to
the east.

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Chris M <Cmatyus1...> wrote:

> Adult Least Bittern at lock just south of beaver marsh cvnp. Came out
> right at noon stayed put til 12:30. Great pics. Sorry to all the people who
> left. I was the last one. Photo off my camera screen here
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Date: 8/11/17 10:30 am
From: Chris M <Cmatyus1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern Beaver Marsh
Adult Least Bittern at lock just south of beaver marsh cvnp. Came out right at noon stayed put til 12:30. Great pics. Sorry to all the people who left. I was the last one. Photo off my camera screen here

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Date: 8/11/17 8:50 am
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] yellow bellied sapsucker, Summit Co.
Ira Rd Beaver Marsh area, 10:30 am. while viewing the juvie least bittern
with a group of 10 or so gathered. east side of towpath by north end of
lock. a couple others saw the sapsucker, too. very distinct yellow
belly, no red noticed. brief view. downy in same willow tree for a direct
comparison. no photo (no camera). adult bittern also seen a bit earlier on
west side. immature male rose breasted grosbeak, gnatcatcher, 3 green
herons among others seen in the vicinity.

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Date: 8/10/17 4:07 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darkek Co. shorebirds
Today at Woods Road wetland a privite wetland along a very quiet road west
of 118 between Ansonia and Rossburg:
C. geese
Gr. Bl Heron
at least 120 Killdeet
at least 70 Pectoral Sandpipers
at least 30 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Spotted Sandpiper
3 E. Kingbirds


Wetland on Ansonia Elroy Road west of 49
1 Gr. Bl. Heron
at least 50 Killdeer
at least 30 Pectorals
4 peeps possibly semi-palmated
4 Great Yellowlegs
1 Spotted Sandpiper
starlings

Hillgrove -Woodington Road east of 118 north of Greenville.
1 Stilt sandpiper
at least 20 Lesser Yellowlegs
at least 30 Killdeer
at least 30 Pectorals

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Date: 8/10/17 2:33 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] did I see a gadwall?
interesting afternoon at Nimisila Reservoir, sourthern Summit County.

1) swimming among a small flock of adult mallards, half male, half female,
was
one duck that looked exactly like a male gadwall except barely a trace
of black in the rump: soft brown, small black eye, dark gray bill, 3/4
size
of the mallards. likely here and now?

2) saw my first male wood ducks in quite some tme - mixed flock swimming,
males in eclipse color, and females.

3) 8 osprey.

4) one of the two summer resident loons (in winter plumage), as seen in
June and July.

5) common gallinule adult plus chick (half sized).

6) my first pied billed grebe since May.

7) flocks of cormorants, on the water and in trees.

8) many herring gulls, not seen in such numbers inland for months.

side question: we have had regular visits to our backyard flowers and
feeder of a female hummingbird for several weeks, but never a male. some
of our views are at near point blank range. never a dark throat. odd?

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Date: 8/10/17 12:54 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Marsh CVNP Least Bitterns today
This morning, up to 3 Least Bitterns were seen as reported by other birders/photographers. I arrived around 9:30 & did not see any myself until around 10:30 when I saw 2 birds, one close by the lock south of the Boardwalk where a lot of the sightings have been. Other sightings were in flight including the one that flew from its perch above the lock right over an observer's head as it headed to the marshes East of the trail.


Another observer had a fuzzy iPhone photo of one by the river bend N of the Boardwalk near the power line cut.


It was a Green Heron day: I saw 5 birds. 2 Great Blues, 2 Belted KFs. Still a number of Tree Swallows. Carolina Wren was singing & a Red-eyed Vireo was seen near the lock.


Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 8/10/17 12:52 pm
From: Chris Caprette <chriscaprette...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] LaDue Reservoir Auburn Rd Geauga Co. 8/10
I stopped by LaDue Reservoir at the Auburn Rd pull-off this morning. There
were loads of shorebirds on the flats west of the bridge. The IDs I was
certain of were:

Least sandpiper (many)
Semipalmated sandpiper (a few)
Lesser yellowlegs (many)
Solitary sandpiper (at least 2)
Pectoral sandpiper (at least 2)
Semipalmated plover (at least 2)
Killdeer (lots)

There also were a couple of great blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, a
green heron, tree swallows, barn swallows, and a single ring-billed gull.
Also, minutes after I got there an osprey flew in carrying breakfast. It
dined in the tall, dead tree (ash maybe?) at the far western end of the
flats.

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Date: 8/10/17 12:35 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut - blue-winged teal, least bittern, Am. avocet, lesser black-backed gull, etc.
I birded at Conneaut harbor from 7:20 AM to 1:15 PM today.  There was a good amount of movement in the morning.  The 2 gates were open until 11:00 AM when the toll gate became operational.  I bought a season pass for $25, it seems like a good investment if you want to go out for lunch or refreshments after the toll gate closes.  Birds encountered included: 3 wood ducks, 4 blue-winged teal (first migrants of the season for me), double-crested cormorants, least bittern, bald eagles, Am. avocet ( molting ad. female, present the whole time), 4 semipalmated plovers (my first juv.), 4 ad. sanderlings, 11 least sandpipers (all juvs.), 8 semipalmated sandpipers (ads. and juvs.), 7 juv. short-billed dowitchers, 2 ad. lesser yellowlegs, lesser black-backed gull (second-year), Caspian tern, Forster's tern, belted kingfisher, purple martins, 10 cliff swallows, and gray catbird.  Craig Holt, Lowellville, Mahoning Co.

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Date: 8/10/17 11:54 am
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Big Island's Own Osprey Tower. :-D
I was driving along Herr Rd, just outside of Marion, counting Vultures.
When I saw what looked to be like one perched upon the cell tower. I put
my binoculars up to it and SURPRISE!..It wasn't a Vulture. :-D.

We had been seeing Osprey in the area for a while now...but it never
occurred to me that we might have a pair trying to set up shop. But sure
enough, there was is an Osprey on top of the tower with a nest.

Hopefully they will stay for a few years. :-D

Happy birding and God bless,

Steve J.

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Date: 8/10/17 11:39 am
From: Manon VanSchoyck <mvs...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Lingering, vocal residents, western Muskingum Co.
Yes, I've had rose breasted grosbeaks back in the yard this week and the
common yellowthroat and yellow warblers still singing in the yard in the
morning. The eastern kingbirds are still active as well as phoebes and
willow flycatchers. Life IS good!

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:13 PM Robert Evans <benbovas...> wrote:

> While many of us with birding inclinations have turned our focus to early
> migration (shorebirds and others,) the vesper chorus at dusk last night
> raised a contemplative smile about the subtle charm of our property here on
> Flint Ridge. Being August, the buzz of insects fills the air. But
> interspersed are phrases of song from our bird residents, reminding me that
> many species find this place accommodating. Given the late-ish date I found
> these interesting.
>
> Common yellowthroat, wood thrush, and pewee were particularly noteworthy
> just after sunset, along with the expected song sparrow, field sparrow,
> cardinal and robin, as Jane and I sat on the bench at the top of our
> pasture hill, watching the gathering pinks and purples.
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> Life is good.
>
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Date: 8/10/17 9:09 am
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lingering, vocal residents, western Muskingum Co.
While many of us with birding inclinations have turned our focus to early
migration (shorebirds and others,) the vesper chorus at dusk last night
raised a contemplative smile about the subtle charm of our property here on
Flint Ridge. Being August, the buzz of insects fills the air. But
interspersed are phrases of song from our bird residents, reminding me that
many species find this place accommodating. Given the late-ish date I found
these interesting.

Common yellowthroat, wood thrush, and pewee were particularly noteworthy
just after sunset, along with the expected song sparrow, field sparrow,
cardinal and robin, as Jane and I sat on the bench at the top of our
pasture hill, watching the gathering pinks and purples.

Life is good.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Date: 8/10/17 6:32 am
From: David Tan <melanerpers56...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Shorebird migration
To add to Bill's email about shorebirds, keep an eye (and hear) out
for Common Ringed Plover. Records are increasing with several in the
Great Lakes region and Toronto and Quebec in nearby CAN as recently as
last year. There are records on the Atlantic coast as well for
Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and most states from ME south to VA. It
similarity to Semipalmated makes it very easy to overlook.....

Good birding,

--
David and Patty Tan
Columbus
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Date: 8/10/17 3:20 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] ALumCreekLake,SharonWoods,8-09 - firstLandbirdMigrants,ChimneySwifts
I stopped at New Galena (on Alum Creek Lake) and Sharon Woods (3 miles south along Alum Creek) looking for early migrants, with some success. New Galena had good #s of expected early migrants, including
10+ Chimney Swifts
4-5 E.Kingbirds
5+ Wood Pewees
6 Warbling Vireos, plus a Yellow-throated & Red-eyed
10+ Gnatcatchers
5-6 Baltimore orioles

Sharon Woods was much quieter, with smaller numbers of all these species. The concentrating power of the small peninsula at New Galena was very apparent. The lack of Yellow Warblers in this list was a bit surprising, since they're regular at both sites.

With Chimney Swifts showing small flocks in the daytime, I stopped in nearby downtown Westerville this evening looking for migrant roosts, and was rewarded with a flock of 600 birds swirling down into a chimney in the old part of downtown.

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Date: 8/9/17 9:10 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bird Quest 2017 Sept 22 & 23
Mark your calendars for September 22 & 23 and the third annual Bird Quest in
NE Ohio. See this link for details.
(https://clevelandaudubon.org/?page_id=1543).



The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland invites you to create a team and
see how many species you can find from 4pm Friday, Sept. 22 until 4pm
Saturday Sept. 23. The Chagrin River Corridor IBA (Chagrin River Watershed)
is the preferred birding area but you can bird wherever you wish during the
24 hour challenge. According to eBird, there were 134 species of birds seen
within the IBA during September, 2016. Last year's winning team found 54
species. Can your team beat that number this year??



Then join us at Geauga Park District's West Woods Nature Center from
4-6:30pm Saturday to celebrate and see if your team won a prize.



New to birding? Consider attending a FREE Birding Workshop on September
16th at one of two locations within the IBA. See above link for details.
And watch the website for the location of guided bird walks on September
23rd.



Questions? Email me at <mmvalencic...>
<mailto:<mmvalencic...> We hope to see you in September!



Matt Valencic





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Date: 8/9/17 3:49 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] white rumped sandpiper - Geauga
There were quite a few peeps at the Auburn Road section of LaDue this afternoon.
I spent quite awhile picking through them, hoping to find something unusual and
was eventually rewarded with a white rumped sandpiper.

It stood out, well not stood out, but if you paid attention, you could see that it was a
bit larger than the leasts and semipalms. A little bit bigger, plump in comparison. At
this distance, it was hard to really see if the primary feathers extended over the tail feathers.
Careful with shorebirds, I waited for it spread its wings, and the white rump was
visible. Probably an adult in nonbreeding plumage. Quite grey overall. Thanks to
Dick Hoopes for working through the peeps with me, and working through the id.

Also a couple of Pectoral SP, semipalmated plovers, solitary sp and yellowlegs.

Inga Schmidt


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Date: 8/9/17 1:54 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] DarbyPlains,8-08:BlueGrosbeak,shorebirds (such as they are)
I visited a few spots on the Darby Plains, starting at Kuhlwein wetland, where the Blue Grosbeak continues to hang out. I found him singing about 200 yards south of Kuhlwein Rd, between the trail and the road. North of Kuhlwein the wetland proper held little unusual, but the overnight rain had left puddles in the fields of Darby Dan Farms, collecting 80+ Killdeer and 5 Semipalmated Sandpipers. Try as I might, I couldn't find any other shorebirds here, but I was stimulated to search for other sky ponds west of Big Darby Creek.

I spent much of the rest of the morning alternating between cruising farm roads and hitting small wooded areas along Little Darby Creek (West Jefferson County Park, Little Darby Road, Little Darby Preserve). I could only rustle up a few more Killdeer on the shorebird front, as most of the fields were tall with corn or soybeans. Landbirds were equally uninspired, with few singing residents and virtually no early migrants, other than a few scattered groups of Purple Martins.

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Date: 8/9/17 5:35 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fw: AMERICAN AVOCET - CLARK CTY. Buck Creek State Park Beach 8/9, 7:30am
SorryAvocet email from Stefan Minnig

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Date: 8/9/17 5:32 am
From: Stefan Minnig <stefanminnig...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] AMERICAN AVOCET - CLARK CTY. Buck Creek State Park Beach 8/9, 7:30am
There is single American Avocet at Buck Creek State Park beach in Clark County (Springfield, Ohio). The bird was present when I left at 7:30am, and was located on the south end of the beach among a flock of gulls. Also of interest, there were two Forster's Terns and a Lesser Yellowlegs.


Glad I got up this morning instead of sleeping in!

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Date: 8/8/17 4:15 pm
From: Shawn Davis <davis...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Melanistic Red-Tailed Hawk
I just realized I was using the term "melanistic" incorrectly. The hawk I saw was albino (all white), not melanistic (all black). Sorry to create confusion.

-Shawn

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Date: 8/8/17 1:10 pm
From: Beth Lenoble <mwalsh...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White ibis
White ibis is currently (8/8-4:05pm) at the east end of the beach at Deer Creek State Park with Canada Geese and some Ring-billed gulls.

Beth Lenoble

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Date: 8/8/17 12:25 pm
From: Shawn Davis <davis...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Melanistic Red-Tailed Hawk
My thanks to Kathy for posting about my sighting. I think I've finally figured out how to post something myself. She said I couldn't post pics, but I'm happy to send a few images to anyone who responds to my email address.

Best,
Shawn

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Date: 8/8/17 9:09 am
From: Ohio Birder <ohiobirder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Melanistic Red-Tailed Hawk
From a birder (Shawn D) visiting from PA.

Hello. I saw a melanistic Red-tailed Hawk this evening in Marion on
Marion-Cardington Rd. between Smeltzer Rd. and Rt. 423. The bird was perched
very close to the road before we stopped for a look, but it moved on to two
other, more distant perches before we could get a camera on it. It seemed
to be hanging around that area, though, so perhaps others could find it
there in the near future.

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Date: 8/8/17 6:34 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] More shorebirds from Ontario
See https://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1708&L=SHOREBIRDS&P=581.
for sightings from a site in Ontario, 24 species...don't forget the period.
Bill W

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Date: 8/8/17 6:03 am
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Geauga--Novelty (N.E. Ohio)--a few migrants this morning
The north winds brought in a few migrants last night:


3 yellow warblers

1 blue-winged warbler (the first non-yellow, non-yellowthroat warbler I've seen here since spring)

2 immature baltimore orioles


I also saw an immature common yellowthroat, but it might have been born here.

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Date: 8/7/17 3:37 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Census
AUGUST 06, 2017 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: Usual morning and afternoon routes (east and west sides in the
morning, back side in the afternoon.)
TIME: 8:00am - 12:20pm; 2:10pm - 5:50pm TEMP.: 67 ~ 81 ~ 77 COND.: Mostly
cloudy, changing to a clouds/sun mix; winds 5mph from SW;
warming, then turning mostly cloudy in the afternoon, winds S/SE at 5-10mph.
OBS. EAST: Katie Clink, Jim Koppen, Ed Pierce. OBS. WEST: Peter Keefe,
Jennifer Keuhn, Donna Kuhn, Dave & Kim Myles, Jim Reyda,
Al & Betty Schlecht, Douglas W. Vogus. OBS. AFTERNOON: Jim Koppen, Ed
Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 8 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 34
2. Woodchuck - 2
3. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 8
4. American Beaver - 1 (First August Record on Census)
5. Common Muskrat - 6
6. Common Raccoon - 2
7. Mink - 1
8. White-tailed Deer - 4 (3 doe,1 fawn)


II. BIRDS: 98 SPECIES, 5,007 TOTAL BIRDS.

1. Canada Goose - 273
2. Trumpeter Swan - 93 (neckbands: "0A0" - yellow & "3A8" - yellow)
3. Wood Duck - 137
4. Mallard - 51
5. Pied-billed Grebe - 31
6. Mourning Dove - 25
7. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 6
8. Black-billed Cuckoo - 1
9. Chimney Swift - 3
10. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
11. Common Gallinule - 16 (4 adults,3 juveniles,9 chicks)
12. Sandhill Crane - 1
13. Semipalmated Plover - 7
14. Killdeer - 52
15. Dunlin - 4
16. Least Sandpiper - 6
17. Pectoral Sandpiper - 5
18. Semipalmated Sandpiper - 8
19. Short-billed Dowitcher - 3
20. Wilson's Snipe - 1
21. Spotted Sandpiper - 6
22. Greater Yellowlegs - 9
23. Lesser Yellowlegs - 29
24. Wilson's Phalarope - 1
25. Ring-billed Gull - 112
26. Herring Gull - 1
27. Caspian Tern - 38
28. Common Tern - 3
29. Double-crested Cormorant - 38
30. Least Bittern - 2
31. Great Blue Heron - 126
32. Great Egret - 235
33. Snowy Egret - 3
34. Green Heron - 25
35. Black-crowned Night-Heron - 5
36. Osprey - 3
37. Bald Eagle - 4 (3 adult,1 immature)
38. Northern Harrier - 2 (1 male,1 female)
39. Cooper's Hawk - 3
40. Red-tailed Hawk - 16
41. Great Horned Owl - 1
42. Belted Kingfisher - 5
43. Red-headed Woodpecker - 4
44. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
45. Downy Woodpecker - 21
46. Hairy Woodpecker - 2
47. Northern Flicker - 38
48. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 8
49. Willow Flycatcher - 6
50. Least Flycatcher - 3
51. Eastern Phoebe - 26
52. Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
53. Eastern Kingbird - 33
54. Warbling Vireo - 8
55. Red-eyed Vireo - 2
56. Blue Jay - 31
57. American Crow - 4
58. Horned Lark - 3
59. Purple Martin - 137
60. Tree Swallow - 524
61. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 3
62. Bank Swallow - 31
63. Barn Swallow - 191
64. Black-capped Chickadee - 2
65. Tufted Titmouse - 2
66. White-breasted Nuthatch - 5
67. House Wren - 29
68. Marsh Wren - 27
69. Carolina Wren - 1
70. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
71. Eastern Bluebird - 2
72. American Robin - 204
73. Gray Catbird - 62
74. Brown Thrasher - 1
75. European Starling - 646
76. Cedar Waxwing - 66
77. House Sparrow - 27
78. House Finch - 5
79. American Goldfinch - 48
80. Northern Waterthrush - 1
81. Prothonotary Warbler - 1
82. Common Yellowthroat - 42
83. Yellow Warbler - 62
84. Eastern Towhee - 1
85. Chipping Sparrow - 11
86. Field Sparrow - 12
87. Savannah Sparrow - 1
88. Song Sparrow - 85
89. Swamp Sparrow - 16
90. Northern Cardinal - 40
91. Indigo Bunting - 43
92. Dickcissel - 6
93. Bobolink - 3
94. Red-winged Blackbird - 941
95. Common Grackle - 74
96. Brown-headed Cowbird - 19
97. Orchard Oriole - 3
98. Baltimore Oriole - 26


III. REPTILES: 2 SPECIES.

1. Midland Painted Turtle - 10
2. Northern Water Snake - 1

Unknown snake - 1 (being eaten by a Great Egret)


IV. AMPHIBIANS: 2 SPECIES.

1. Bullfrog - 3
2. Green Frog - 3


V. FISHES: 4 SPECIES.

1. Bowfin - 1
2. Common Carp - 2
3. Largemouth Bass - 1
4. Bluegill - 30


VI. BUTTERFLIES: 9 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Black Swallowtail - 3
2. Cabbage Butterfly - 10
3. Clouded Sulphur - 12
4. Orange Sulphur - 1
5. Red Admiral - 1
6. Common Buckeye - 1
7. Viceroy - 4
8. Monarch - 27
9. Silver-spotted Skipper - 1


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 8/7/17 1:37 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] East Fork Laughing and Franklin's Gulls
After looking at photos posted by Tyler Ficker and Donald Morse Jr. Of the 5 juvenile Laughing Gulls and 1 adult dark headed gull at East Fork south beach in Clermont county --- the adult bird is a FRANKLIN'S GULL. It was previously reported as a laughing.

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 8/7/17 1:31 pm
From: Dean Sheldon <seedbed...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] FW: [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor
This is in response to the interesting reports of Bald Eagle gatherings @ Conneaut Harbor close to the eastern end of Lake Erie. Blakeman is an authority on Ohio raptors [esp Cooper’s, Sharpies, Harriers and Kestrels + Red Tails] per Dean Sheldon in Greenwich [Huron County].



From: John Blakeman [mailto:<jablakeman...>]
Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 11:24 AM
To: <seedbed...>; <gkoney...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor



These Bald Eagle aggregations will become ever more common in Ohio. Presently, there are far more than 300 BE nests, with 600 haggards (adults) tending them. There are an equivalent or much larger (likely the latter) number of "floaters," un-mated young adults. Then, beyond that, are the one and two year old black-feathered immatures, too young to mate.



The Bald Eagle, after the breeding season (Feb through Jun) is semi-social, often aggregating in large groups. Yes, the eagle aggregations of Alaska are well-known. But they are not a factor of geography; rather, innate Bald Eagle sociology.



I will expect similar eagle aggregations to occur in the central and western Lake Erie shorelines, and particularly at the eastern edges of Sandusky Bay.



Everyone should note that there are, now, three major reasons the Bald Eagle is proliferating to such a degree. First, virtually none are shot, shot at, or trapped. That wasn't the case for much of the last century.



Secondly, DDT and its metabolites are simply no longer in Bald Eagle foods. Egg laying and incubation are now unhindered by chemical hormone disruptors.



But now, unlike at any time in the past (modern or ancient), the Bald Eagle is proliferating because of the automobile---which so conveniently (for the Bald Eagle, at least)---injures and slays large numbers of mammals, primarily white-tailed deer. Bald Eagles are now nesting prolifically inland, away from fish-laden bodies of water; much in the manner of Red-tailed Hawks (for which the eagles now common expropriate nests). Instead of subsisting on the textbook diet of fish (the eagles are fish eagles), a large number, perhaps now a majority of Ohio Bald Eagles, surely those inland populations, are thriving on mammalian prey; mostly recently deceased deer and other large animals the eagles so easily spot from above (at distances away from road berms; most car-hit deer stagger a good distance off the road before dying).



We raptor biologists continue to ponder the time and conditions when Ohio becomes saturated with Bald Eagles. No indication of suppression of population increase at hand. Will Bald Eagles eventually become as common as Turkey Vultures?



John A. Blakeman

4312 Woodridge Dr

Sandusky Oh 44870



-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Sheldon <seedbed...>
To: gkoney <gkoney...>; 'John Blakeman' <jablakeman...>
Sent: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 10:58 am
Subject: FW: [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor



-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...> <mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>?> ] On Behalf Of
robert lane
Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 9:49 AM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor

Conneaut Harbor is located in Ashtabula County, in extreme northeastern
Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie, less than two miles from the
Pennsylvania border. The amazing gathering of eagles continued this morning.
We did an eagle count this morning, Monday, from about 7:45AM to about
8:30AM, totaling actual count of 81. Scoping from "The Sandspit" there were
31 on the east breakwall, 12 on the lighthouse (north) breakwall, 22 on the
aggregate piles, and 16 at The Conneaut Creek ship channel and conveyor
area, east of the Canadian National offices on Ford Avenue, also referred to
as The Pittsburgh And Conneaut Dock Company. This is Ohio not Alaska!!! Also
present is a single American Avocet and at least four Least Bitterns, just
to name a few of the birds. Of the Bald Eagles there were 23 adults and 58
juveniles.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 8/7/17 1:30 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] request for locations
Now that migration seems to be underway & people are posting their finds, I wanted to once again politely request people try to mention a nearby largish city (like E of Cincinnati, west of Columbus) when they post to help those of us new to the area (like myself).


Counties help somewhat but it's more helpful if it reads something like " 'x' county in far southern OH". I know it takes a bit longer to include this extra info but it would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Doesn't have to be detailed--just helpful if I can figure out if the location is 1 hr away or 4.


I really appreciate everybody posting to the list! So many great places to bird here in OH. Obviously, I can continue googling the county or city, then mapping it, but thought I would mention this again.


Many thanks in advance.


Peggy Wang
Hudson



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Date: 8/7/17 1:08 pm
From: Donald Morse, Jr. <donaldthebirder...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Six Laughing Gulls at East Fork SP Clermont
I found 6 Laughing Gulls on the south beach at East Fork SP today. 1
molting adult and 5 very fresh juveniles. A very disrespectful group of
people were chasing them and had them up in the air when I left at 3pm.
They have been returning with the RB Gulls.

Donald Morse Jr.
New Richmond, OH

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Date: 8/7/17 12:38 pm
From: Brian <brian0918...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ruff - Hancock County
Jeff Loughman and Amy Downing report a male Ruff in Hancock County, on the
west side of county road 131, south of SR 613, north of the railroad
tracks. From Jeff: "The Ruff is staying at the back of the area, just
before where the water starts in the field."

GPS coordinates: 41.109089, -83.765416

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Date: 8/7/17 11:53 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverReservoir,8-07:CaspianTerns,swallows
I spent the drizzly morning checking out spots along the Hoover reservoir shore, including the Sunbury Rd causeway, Oxbow Island, the Area M Boardwalk & Area N, Area O shore, and the dam. The birds of the day were swallows, with flocks at every stop. Barns & Cliffs predominated, but there were also a few Trees, Rough-wings, and Banks, and all seemed to be actively feeding over the water and shoreline trees. Other notables included:

Caspian Terns - single birds were at the Sunbury Rd causeway and Area O

Herring Gulls - 7-8 adults with Ring-bills along the Boardwalk represents an unusually early bolus.

Ospreys - 1-3 at every stop. A juvenile was still begging around the platform at Area N.

E.Kingbirds - 1-2 at nearly every stop

Prothonotary Warbler - 1 male was still lingering along the old Redbank Rd in Area N

Other warblers - Yellows were at every stop, and a Yellow-throated was still in the pines of the disc golf course at the dam

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Date: 8/7/17 9:51 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Least bittern beaver Marsh CVNP
Least Bittern seen well off & on from about 10:30am to 12:30pm south of boardwalk on the canal. Mostly on west side but has flown to E side & back.

Great looks.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 8/7/17 9:46 am
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Deer Creek beach - White Ibis still present
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Subject: Deer Creek beach - White Ibis still present
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For all who don't use Facebook, the imm. White Ibis was present this
morning from about 8:30 am until I left a 9:20. It took a while to find
the bird which was found east of the east end of the beach foraging in
shallow water next to the shore. It eventually worked its way to the east
end of the beach and back. Great looks with an OSU grad student. It was a
life bird for her!

Sorry! I'm reposting this because I forgot to identify myself on the first
post.

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH
Pickaway County

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Date: 8/7/17 9:33 am
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek beach - White Ibis still present
For all who don't use Facebook, the imm. White Ibis was present this
morning from about 8:30 am until I left a 9:20. It took a while to find
the bird which was found east of the east end of the beach foraging in
shallow water next to the shore. It eventually worked its way to the east
end of the beach and back. Great looks with an OSU grad student. It was a
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Date: 8/7/17 8:00 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] American avocets unexpected location
It may seem unlikely, but avocets occasionally are found swimming out in
the middle of a reservoir. This is the experience I and other local birders
have had with all four of Clear Fork reservoir's records. With all the boat
traffic on most Ohio reservoirs, reservoirs seem like unlikely places to
find rare shorebirds. But often when an avocet shows up at a reservoir they
are tired and will fly because of an advancing boat, but often circle and
return to the water. Good times to look for reservoir avocets in fall are
on a day with decent west or northwest winds. Helps if a thunderstorm comes
along to bring the birds down to the water.
400 American avocets near Bismarck, North Dakota on 1 August 2017 !
John Herman

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Date: 8/7/17 6:49 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Bald Eagles Of Conneaut Harbor
Conneaut Harbor is located in Ashtabula County, in extreme northeastern Ohio, on the south shore of Lake Erie, less than two miles from the Pennsylvania border. The amazing gathering of eagles continued this morning. We did an eagle count this morning, Monday, from about 7:45AM to about 8:30AM, totaling actual count of 81. Scoping from "The Sandspit" there were 31 on the east breakwall, 12 on the lighthouse (north) breakwall, 22 on the aggregate piles, and 16 at The Conneaut Creek ship channel and conveyor area, east of the Canadian National offices on Ford Avenue, also referred to as The Pittsburgh And Conneaut Dock Company. This is Ohio not Alaska!!! Also present is a single American Avocet and at least four Least Bitterns, just to name a few of the birds. Of the Bald Eagles there were 23 adults and 58 juveniles.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 8/7/17 3:55 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/



Clark County

Pond at OH-334 and Middle Urbana Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Pond+at+OH-334+and+Middle+Urbana+Road

The pond at OH-334 and Middle Urbana Road is on the property of First
Christian Church. Parking is available in the church parking lot when there
are not church activities. There is a walking path to the pond.



Buck Creek SP

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Buck+Creek+State+Park

Buck Creek SP--Buckhorn Trail

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Buck+Creek+State+Park--Buckhorn+Trail

Buck Creek SP--Lakeview and Bridle Trails

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Buck+Creek+State+Park--Lakeview+and+Bridle+Trails

Buck Creek SP--Northeast Lake Access

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Buck+Creek+State+Park--Northeast+Lake+Access

Buck Creek State Park near Springfield in Clark County is the Ohio eBird
hotspot with the highest number of bird species reported in the state! This
state park is fairly compact and is entirely in Clark County. It has been
well birded over the years by several birders who view birds on the C. J.
Brown Reservoir from various vantage points and use the general hotspot to
report these checklists. After discussion with these birders, we have moved
the general hotspot for the state park out onto the reservoir. If you visit
this state park and view birds from several locations, please use the
general hotspot to report those checklists. We have added several hotspots
which may be used when you are birding trails on the east or west sides of
the reservoir. The “Northeast Lake Access” hotspot is located at a parking
area off Grant Road. You may park there and walk to the northeast corner of
the reservoir. This location can, in some years, have shorebird habitat
during migration and is often a place where the lake first has open water
in the early spring.



Moorfield Rd. (view from roadside only)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Moorefield+Road

This hotspot, near Buck Creek State Park, was originally entered into eBird
as a stakeout when a Western Meadowlark was seen here. It can be a good
place to look for grassland birds and there is a small parking area near
the intersection of Moorfield Road and Baldwin Lane. We have converted it
to a regular eBird hotspot. The road traverses private land. Please bird
from the roadside only.



Osborn Rd. Gravel Pits

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Osborn+Road+Gravel+Pits



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 8/6/17 3:02 pm
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eastern Meadowlarks
I just wanted to put this out to the list and see if anyone else is seeing this. So far this spring and summer, I have seen more E Meadowlarks in Franklin, Ross, Pickaway and Fayette Counties than I remember seeing in many years. Are EM populations up?

Paul Graham
Worthington

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Date: 8/6/17 10:39 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SciotoAudubon-Berliner,8-06:BlueGrosbeaks,Herons
I visited a few areas near downtown Columbus this morning, including Scioto Audubon MetroPark, Berliner Park, the Greenlawn cemetery, and RhodesPark-SullivantTrace. The 2 latter sites, away from the river, didn't have much, but Scioto Audubon and Berliner had quite a few birds. Highlights included:

BlueGrosbeaks - as is often the case, they wait until August to show up here. 1 male was singing just north of the Grange Audubon Center, while another was in the big field at the south end of Berliner Park. Listen for their rolling finch-like song.

Herons - small groups of Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets were at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner, and both parks also had Green Herons

Flycatchers - lots of calling Pewees, but also had single calling Acadian and Great Crested, as well as E.Kingbirds, all along the river

Swallows - Barn Swallows and Cliff Swallows were noticeable at both river parks

Gnatcatchers - good numbers at both Scioto Audubon and Berliner suggest these birds are already migrating

Orioles - Baltimores were at both Scioto and Berliner, while Scioto had a female Orchard scolding a mink in the wetlands area north of the Grange Audubon Center

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Date: 8/6/17 9:06 am
From: Jeff Harvey <piwo2005...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut Sunday
This morning at the Conneaut Sandspit the birds were constantly on the move. 50 Eagles were counted on the breakwalls and aggregate piles. 
Shorebirds included 2 Avocets that stayed for about 3 minutes, 1 Stilt Sandpiper that landed for 30 seconds and 4 fly by Short billed Dowitchers. Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalm sandpipers and plovers stayed a little longer.
The area is perfect for shorebirds and locals have not been a problem since the toll gate is up.
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Date: 8/6/17 6:44 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Shorebird migration
Just another reminder to keep track of the fall movements by shorebirds
from the north. Excellent reports and commentary are offered weekly by
folks at the James Bay Shorebird Report, available on the Ontario list
serve: birdalert AT ontbirds.ca .
--Bill Whan

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Date: 8/6/17 6:12 am
From: Gene Stauffer <gstauff...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Found at Battelle Darby Creek
Yesterday I found a piece of equipment on the Teal Trail. I believe it was
part of a tripod, to attach a spotting scope to the tripod. I took it to the
Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center, so whoever lost the item can pick it up
there.



Gene Stauffer

Grove City


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Date: 8/5/17 7:41 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Chatterton,PickPonds,8-05:highWater,swallows,gnatcatchers
I stopped by several riverside parks in south Columbus (Big Walnut, Natzger, Chatterton Greenbelt) and then finished over at Pickerington Ponds, after wending my way around the long line of Pelotonia riders. It was certainly awe-inspiring to see the endless line of cyclists sailing along Shannon and Bowen Roads; apparently, some 8000+ riders participated in the cancer-cure-fundraising cycle tour this year.

Bird-wise, the story of the morning was water. Most ponds at both Chatterton and Pick Ponds were far too high for shorebirds or even dabblers. It took me forever to find 10 Mallards at Pick Ponds, that's how bad it was. The biggest flock of waterfowl all morning was a flock of 220 Canada Geese grazing the athletic fields at Natzger Park.

Big Walnut and Blacklick Creeks were also running somewhat high, but they had a midge hatch that brought in lots of insectivores. I had calling flycatchers (Pewees, Acadians, Great Crested, Phoebes) at several of these sites, as well as many Gnatcatchers and a few warblers. I even had a few gnatcatchers migrating; flying high south down Big Walnut Creek early in the morning (they're crepuscular migrants, rather than nocturnal ones). It's about the only time these little guys fly high.

Swallows were the other notable landbirds, with small staging flocks at several areas. Big Walnut Park had 35+ Barn Swallows, while Pick Ponds had 20+ Rough-wings. Small numbers of martins were at all stops, and a small family group of 6 was still lingering around the martin house at Glacier Knoll in Pick Ponds.

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Date: 8/5/17 3:50 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Laughing Gull - Geauga County - LaDue Reservoir
Kudo's to the Kent State University Bird Club for finding a Laughing Gull at
LaDue Reservoir today and sharing the information with us local birders.
See eBird for pictures. Also, over 20 Caspian Terns and lots of gulls.
Peeps and Sandpipers along the shorelines in the mud.



I know I shouldn't have to say this, but just a reminder that the reservoir
water level is down and significant shoreline exposed with mud and gravel.
Please view and photograph these birds from Valley Road. When people walk
out on the shoreline to get better pictures the birds get spooked and leave
and no one else can enjoy them or get them on their life list. Let's
practice being generous birders and photographers.



Let the migration begin!!!



Matt Valencic





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Date: 8/5/17 1:29 pm
From: Barrett,Robert P <rbarret...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Osprey in Fairlawn, Summit County
While walking through the neighborhood this afternoon, we saw a soaring bird that did not look like an ordinary turkey vulture. It was also going straight west, rather than circling like a vulture. As it got closer, the distinct elbows of the wings allowed a positive ID. In 22 years in the Akron area, this is the 3rd osprey I have spotted.

Dr. Bob Barrett
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Date: 8/5/17 8:14 am
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] American Avocet - Between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park
Just thru opening to right of coal car number 091 723.
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> On Aug 5, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> wrote:
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> There is an America Avocet in the ponds near the slag heaps between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park. Not sure if it's the same one that was at Edgewater. Cuyahoga County.
> I walked from Wendy Park. I am standing here. 41.494172,-81.721433
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Date: 8/5/17 8:12 am
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] American Avocet - Between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park
Still on slag pond. 11:10 am. Thanks Ken and Jen. First avocet for us since 1970s.

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> There is an America Avocet in the ponds near the slag heaps between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park. Not sure if it's the same one that was at Edgewater. Cuyahoga County.
> I walked from Wendy Park. I am standing here. 41.494172,-81.721433
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Date: 8/5/17 7:42 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Little Blue Heron - Big Island
Cam Lee is reporting an immature Little Blue Heron in the middle impound
at Big Island WA. This bird is pure white with a bluish bill.

Doreene Linzell

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Date: 8/5/17 7:13 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] American Avocet - Between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park
There is an America Avocet in the ponds near the slag heaps between Wendy Park and Edgewater Park. Not sure if it's the same one that was at Edgewater. Cuyahoga County.
I walked from Wendy Park. I am standing here. 41.494172,-81.721433
You have to look between two rail cars.

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Date: 8/5/17 5:12 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White Ibis - YES!
The White Ibis flew into the Deer Cree S.P. Beach at 7:30 this morning. It will probably fly out to its daytime haunts in a bit. Last evening it flew into the beach about 7:15. So, it appears now that early morning and/or 7:15 p.m. to later works for seeing this bird. It is an immature and is very brown in color with a white breast and a white rump patch. The ibis bill is pinkish.

Good luck to anyone still going to try to see this bird.

Doreene Linzell
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Date: 8/5/17 4:28 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Avocet at Edgewater Beach Cleveland
Single avocet and Sanderling on Edgewater Beach

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH

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Date: 8/5/17 4:18 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Census
AUGUST 04, 2017 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.
ROUTE: Merriman Valley north to Red Lock Trailhead. TIME: 6:05am - 3:40pm
TEMP.: 71 ~ 84 ~ 67
COND.: Clouds/sun mix until 6:40am; turning overcast with light sprinkles
from 6:40am - 7:50am; cloudy until 8:20am; light sprinkles again from
8:20am - 8:30am;
cloudy again until 9:25am; brief thunderstorm from 9:25am - 9:35am; warming
up and partly sunny from 9:40am - 12:45pm; turning cloudy again with another
brief thunderstorm from 1:00pm - 1:05pm, then sprinkles until 1:20pm;
mostly cloudy until 2:35pm, then another thunderstorm from 2:35pm - 3:25pm,
then sprinkles until the end.
TRAIL COND.: Wet, portions with fresh-laid crushed limestone from Botzum
lot to Ira Rd. turning very "soupy" from the rain.
RIVER COND.: Extremely low, excellent visibility with many rock and
sandbars exposed.
FT.MI.: 13.63 OBS.: John Henry & Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 7 SPECIES.

1. Little Brown Myotis - 2
2. Eastern Cottontail - 4
3. Eastern Chipmunk - 6
4. Woodchuck - 1
5. Eastern Gray Squirrel - 1
6. Red Squirrel - 3
7. White-tailed Deer - 1 (doe)


II. BIRDS: 66 SPECIES, (New Census High for August - previous was 64 in
2016), 574 TOTAL BIRDS, (Lowest Total Birds on August Census).
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not sexed)

1. Canada Goose - 23
2. Wood Duck - 38 (15m,20f,2?,1 juvenile)
3. Mallard - 10 (6m,1f,3 juvenile)
4. Common Merganser - 4 (f - flew north up the river from Stumpy Basin,
landed in river between Stumpy Basin and Turnpike bridge and started diving
in the rapids there - First August Record on Census)
5. Rock Pigeon - 9
6. Mourning Dove - 12
7. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
8. Chimney Swift - 14
9. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2 (f)
10. Killdeer - 5
11. Spotted Sandpiper - 2
12. Solitary Sandpiper - 2
13. Great Blue Heron - 5
14. Green Heron - 5
15. Turkey Vulture - 4
16. Osprey - 1 (east of Ira Beaver Marsh flying over the Cuyahoga River
- Tied Census High from 7 other occasions)
17. Cooper's Hawk - 1 (m - First August Record on Census)
18. Red-tailed Hawk - 1
19. Belted Kingfisher - 1 (m)
20. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3 (1?,1*,1 immature)
21. Downy Woodpecker - 3 (1f,2*)
22. Hairy Woodpecker - 4 (1m,1f,1?,1*)
23. Northern Flicker - 4 (*)
24. Pileated Woodpecker - 1 (*)
25. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 7
26. Acadian Flycatcher - 2
27. Willow Flycatcher - 2
28. Eastern Phoebe - 8
29. Eastern Kingbird - 5
30. Yellow-throated Vireo - 2
31. Warbling Vireo - 6
32. Red-eyed Vireo - 11
33. Blue Jay - 15
34. American Crow - 7
35. Tree Swallow - 15
36. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 4
37. Barn Swallow - 39
38. Black-capped Chickadee - 13
39. Tufted Titmouse - 11
40. White-breasted Nuthatch - 8 (2m,6*)
41. House Wren - 1
42. Carolina Wren - 12
43. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 3 (2?,1*)
44. Veery - 1 (First August Record on Census)
45. American Robin - 20 (8 immature)
46. Gray Catbird - 19
47. European Starling - 2
48. Cedar Waxwing - 10
49. House Sparrow - 19
50. House Finch - 2 (1m,1f)
51. American Goldfinch - 23 (10m,1f,3?,9*)
52. Common Yellowthroat - 11 (8m,3f)
53. Hooded Warbler - 4 (1m,1 immature m,1f,1*)
54. Yellow Warbler - 2 (1m,1*)
55. Eastern Towhee - 5 (4m,1f)
56. Chipping Sparrow - 1
57. Song Sparrow - 27
58. Swamp Sparrow - 2
59. Scarlet Tanager - 1 (f)
60. Northern Cardinal - 33 (18m,7f,5*,3 juvenile*)
61. Indigo Bunting - 7 (6m,1f)
62. Red-winged Blackbird - 13 (3m,10f)
63. Common Grackle - 34
64. Brown-headed Cowbird - 3 (juvenile - 1 being fed by a Red-eyed
Vireo, 1 being fed by a male Hooded Warbler)
65. Orchard Oriole - 1 (f)
66. Baltimore Oriole - 1 (m)

Unidentified Passerines - 7

III. REPTILES: 4 SPECIES.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 3
2. Red-eared Turtle - 4 (First August Record on Census)
3. Midland Painted Turtle - 33
4. Eastern Spiny Softshell - 5


IV. AMPHIBIANS: 3 SPECIES.

1. Gray Treefrog - 3 (heard only)
2. Bullfrog - 2
3. Green Frog - 4 (heard only)


V. FISHES: 5 SPECIES.

1. Goldfish - 2 (First August Record on Census)
2. Common Carp - 2
3. Creek Chub - 29
4. Common Shiner - 8 (First August Record on Census)
5. Largemouth Bass - 21 (about a 1-pound female with about 20 fry)


VI. BUTTERFLIES: 7 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 3
2. Cabbage Butterfly - 11
3. Summer Azure - 2
4. Red-spotted Purple - 1
5. Monarch - 1
6. Silver-spotted Skipper - 1
7. Least Skipper - 1 (First August Record on Census)


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 8/4/17 6:41 pm
From: Darlene Sillick <azuretrails...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Christmas in August? OHOS CBC
Well someone has to start it..might as well be me!



Mark your calendars to join a great team at the 118th Christmas Bird Count
on Sunday, December 31, 2017 for OHOS CBC circle. We meet at the Wendy's at
Dublin Rd and Glick Rd at 7amET to get your maps, check lists and
assignments. Please reply on or before Dec 20 if you plan to help with the
count so I can assign teams. We welcome new birders and last year our 68
observers compiled 79 species of birds for the day.



I look forward to hearing from you and hope you can help this year. We meet
at 5pm at Iacano's Pizza in Shawnee Hills to turn in data sheets and
celebrate our hard work and warm up with food and bird tales/tails.....



Many thanks !!



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Mobile/text preferred 614-288-3696





National Audubon Christmas Bird Count: O'Shaughnessy Circle



Location



The O'Shaughnessy Reservoir Christmas Bird Count is centered at 40.2167
degrees North x -83.2167 degrees West, which is in Union County just
northwest of the intersection of Watkins Road (CR 104) and State Road (CR
96). The count circle includes much of the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir,
suburban Dublin and some Plain City, eastern Marysville, western Powell,
southern Delaware and rural areas. The Columbus Zoo, Glacier Ridge Metro
Park, Blues Creek and Emily Traphagen and Ohio Wildlife Center and Twin
Lakes are some highlights along the Scioto River corridor.



History



The O'Shaughnessy Reservoir CBC has been conducted annually since 1955. All
Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5,
inclusive dates, each season.

If you are a beginning birder, you will be able to join a group that
includes at least one experienced birdwatcher.

If your home is within the boundaries of a CBC circle, then you can stay at
home and report the birds that visit your feeder on count day as long as you
have made prior arrangement with the count compiler. Check out the sign-up
link above during the sign-up season for information on how to contact the
compiler. For more information visit
http://www.audubon.org/join-christmas-bird-count






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Date: 8/4/17 4:21 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White Ibis YES Deer Creek beach, Pickaway
Chris Collins reports the juvenile White Ibis is back on the Deer Creek State Park beach (Pickaway County) as of now, 7:15 pm

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 8/4/17 3:29 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wood Hollow in Hudson
Going for a walk after the storm...it's quiet out here, but great. A Barred Owl just flew across the trail on front of me.
Life is good!

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Date: 8/4/17 10:14 am
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] More info on White Ibis at Deer Creek
I received a notice from an avid birder that the immature White Ibis was
seen last evening on the beach sometime after 8:00 p.m. So it may be worth
it to check for the bird late evening as well as early morning.

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH

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Date: 8/4/17 9:44 am
From: Paul Graham <paulgraham...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] new RH Woodpecker location (for me)
Saw one bird over the spillway area below Deer Creek SP dam in Pickaway County
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Date: 8/4/17 9:34 am
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Ohio Cardinal wants your data
  The Ohio Cardinal’s summer is over, though the weathersays otherwise.  That means it’s timesend in your June and July sightings. They go to Craig Caldwell, 1270 W. Melrose Dr., Westlake, OH, 44145 or CardinalATohiobirds.org(substitute the “@” symbol for “AT”).  Inaddition to sightings, we welcome photos, anecdotes, general interest articles,and research papers.  If you enter yoursightings into eBird, you do not need to send a report – we download all theentries directly from Cornell.  Feelfree, however, to expand on items in your eBird list in a separate note to me,because I can’t look at every note in eBird. Digital photo files, please; send prints only with priorapproval.  If you post photos toFaceBook, Flickr, or the like, you can send links to them rather than the photofiles themselves.  Photos and links go toPhoto Editor Christopher Collins, chris.collinsATohiobirds.org. The deadline is August 31.  Thank you in advance. Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

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Date: 8/4/17 8:50 am
From: Chris Pierce <c.pierce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Big Island Larue-Prospect Rd
Still a lot of shorebirds this am, but sadly no Am. Avocets. Highlight birds were Stilt SP, Wilson's Phalarope and a few SB Dows. Speaking of DOW, I am happy to report that a gent named Andy and another guy were mowing the weeds and grass on the dikes while I was there! Now it is much better to get around. Andy inquired about what birds were being seen and indicated the likelyhood of the eastern most pond not being filled at least in the near term.


See you on the trails,

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Date: 8/4/17 8:40 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White Ibis - no!
The White Ibis was not present when searchers arrived about 10:00. And was
never relocated. Early morning seems best for this bird.

Doreene Linzell

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Date: 8/4/17 5:48 am
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek - WHITE IBIS still present.
The imm. WHITE IBIS was present at Deer Creek State Park beach in Pickaway
County this morning from 7:30 am until I left at 8:15. Also a Pectoral
Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, 1 Forster's Tern, along with usual gulls.
(Sorry, I need to get a smart phone.)

Melanie Shuter
Circleville, OH

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Date: 8/3/17 5:56 pm
From: Alana Mock <aggie.101010...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek update - Pickaway County
I did get to see the avocets this evening at Deer Creek. Thanks to
everyone who shared information about the sightings today.

On Aug 3, 2017 8:49 PM, "Melanie Shuter" <mbshuter...> wrote:

At 7:00 pm, the 13 Am. Avocets remained at Deer Creek beach, along with 4
Forster's terns. When I checked back at 8 pm, the Avocets were gone, the
terns remained with the gulls. The White Ibis was not seen this evening.

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Circleville, OH

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Date: 8/3/17 5:49 pm
From: Melanie Shuter <mbshuter...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Deer Creek update - Pickaway County
At 7:00 pm, the 13 Am. Avocets remained at Deer Creek beach, along with 4
Forster's terns. When I checked back at 8 pm, the Avocets were gone, the
terns remained with the gulls. The White Ibis was not seen this evening.

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Date: 8/3/17 3:53 pm
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Yellow crowned night heron..... Dayton, Ohio
It's on the back of a dump truck in a drive way.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 8/3/17 3:48 pm
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Yellow crowned night heron..... Dayton, Ohio
Drive up Yellow crowned night heron at 7209 Summerdale Dr in Huber Heights almost right off of I70 and Brandt Pike. You better hurry!!!

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Date: 8/3/17 11:14 am
From: Corinna Nixdorf-Honscheid <corinna.honscheid...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 3 American Avocets at Big Island
3 American Avocets were still at Big Island (North of LaRue- Prospect Rd/Marion County) when we left shortly before noon today.
Also saw 1 Stilt Sandpiper and 1 Wilson's Phalarope along with many other shorebirds.

We couldn't relocate the Avocets at Alum Creek Beach (Delaware County) early this morning but the Ruddy Turnstone was still there.

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Date: 8/3/17 11:08 am
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut
I birded at Conneaut harbor from 7:45 to 11:45 this morning.  The toll gate was open when I got there, it starts charging at 11:00 AM Monday thru Thursday, and at 9:00 AM Friday thru Sunday.  Birds I found included: hooded merganser, double-crested cormorants, bald eagles, 2 semipalmated plovers, 9 least sandpipers, 2 pectoral sandpipers, 3 semipalmated sandpipers (my first juv.), spotted sandpiper, Caspian tern, 2 common terns, Forster's tern, belted kingfisher, purple martins, bank swallows, and yellow warbler (a migrant).  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 8/3/17 10:41 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Locations!
Big Island WA is west of Marion about 4 miles, north and south of SR 95.
The shorebird habitat is on the north side of LaRue Prospect Rd, which runs
parallel to SR 95, to the south. The birds are in the eastern-most pond.
The time of day (sun) determines which dike to walk out.

Deer Creek S.P. is southeaat of Mt.Sterling which is south of Columbus.

MAPS! ODNR should have a map of Big Island which can be downloaded.

For Deer Creek go to the Ohio State Park website.

Good Birding to everyone.

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Date: 8/3/17 7:44 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] American Avocets + White Ibis
Big Island - Ron Sempier has been unable to relocate the avocets as of 8:45
this morning.

Deer Creek Beach - there are currently 13 American Avocets on the beach.
The immmature WHITE IBIS still remains. The problem with this bird is that
they could be flushed at any time by beach goers.

Doreene Linzell

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Date: 8/3/17 7:23 am
From: Alana Mock <aggie.101010...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Big Island - Marion Co.
If any one is birding to look for the avocets here today, is it possible
for you to post to the listserv ASAP? I have some availability in the late
afternoon to travel from Zanesville to try to see the avocets.

Also, I am unsure of their behavior. Does anyone know if they are seen in
the early afternoon in their habitat today, is it possible they may head
out of the area in the evening? Or, is it likely that if seen that late
in the day - that they will roost where seen! ?

Thanks!

On Aug 2, 2017 12:06 PM, "Doreene Linzell" <dlinzell611...> wrote:

> Ron Sempier is reporting 6 American Avocets and 2 Wilson’s Phalaropes from
> Big Island now. They are in the east pond along LaRue-Prospect Rd.
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Date: 8/3/17 5:34 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] White Ibis and avocets at deer Creek
Rick Luers just posted a report of a white Ibis and multiple avocets on the beach at deer Creek

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 8/2/17 9:42 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] DOW questionnaire
Yeah, an interesting thing that questionnaire is; I couldn't fill it
out, because some things I entered as 10 on kept changing on the form as
1. No kidding.
The most important thing is money, which is how we often measure the
good. The folks who legally enjoy shooting and trapping and hooking
animals are regulated, and a lot of the money spent on pleasing them and
regulating their pursuits is what ODNR needs. They are not, we must
admit, much concerned about the money involved in birders' pursuits,
because we don't cost anywhere near as much: it's hard to do more than
impose taxes on binoculars on folks who do very little to wear out
habitats or remove critters. Sure, ODNR needs lots of money, but a large
percentage of it goes to enlist, take care of, and police
folks who are killing animals on public lands. Perhaps that's why the
questionnaire didn't help me express my opinions.
I imagine if birders stopped going afield during shooting season, that
would be OK and maybe better for the ODOW folks. But imagine, if you
can, how much fewer $ it would cost to restrict hunting, fishing, and
other lethal pastimes on public lands.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 8/2/17 9:06 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Big Island - Marion Co.
Ron Sempier is reporting 6 American Avocets and 2 Wilson’s Phalaropes from Big Island now. They are in the east pond along LaRue-Prospect Rd.

Doreene Linzell
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Date: 8/2/17 8:44 am
From: <cwinstead...> <cwinstead...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Avocets at Big Island (Marion Co)
Six American Avocets now in the east impoundment along Larue-Prospect.

Carl Winstead
Westerville

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Date: 8/2/17 8:04 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] more on Santa Ana Refuge
Just to clarify, from Edge Wade:
This is from the National Wildlife Refuge Association,
<nwra...> :



"Two weeks ago, we learned that the Administration had been working in
secret for months on preparations to construct a border wall through
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. Since then, we™ve
learned a bit more about the proposed wall:



Wall construction could begin as early as this November with
already appropriated funds that have been moved from other programs

The Administration plans to waive standard environmental impact
studies and bypass all environmental laws under the authority of the
REAL ID Act of 2005

The wall will be 18 feet tall and approximately three miles long

Last week, the House passed a Defense Minibus that appropriated
$1.6 billion for border wall construction in FY18; however, the fate of
this bill is still largely uncertain in the Senate

The planned route for the wall would cut off the Visitor Center
from the refuge



If the wall were constructed as described it would eliminate migratory
movements of mammals, which could include endangered ocelots and other
wildlife leading to genetic inbreeding and eventually species
extinction. The concrete levee wall could also result in increased
flooding within the refuge, trapping and drowning wildlife that would be
unable to escape.



Santa Ana NWR is an economic powerhouse that generates an estimated $462
million to the local economy and hosts 165,000 visitors each year. A
border wall cutting off the Visitor Center from the rest refuge would
discourage visitation “ if the public were still even allowed to visit!
As of now, we still don™t know how the wall would affect public access
to the refuge.



Because the wall would disrupt the environmental integrity of one of the
most biologically diverse areas in the U.S. and the National Wildlife
Refuge System, the Refuge Association opposes the construction of the
border wall through the refuge. We believe that the Administration needs
to conduct a broader assessment for the best placement of infrastructure
and border technology to serve its purpose."



Edge Wade

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Date: 8/2/17 7:52 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
If you've ever spent time birding at the Santa Ana NWR in south Texas,
or looked forward to do so, it is time to make your voice heard about
some sneaky plans to clear a wide swath of native vegetation on either
side of the border and build a tall wall, ostensibly to prevent
trespassing by folks from the south. This will destroy much of the
habitat for birds and other forms of life from the south in an area
purchased 95% by duck stamps. If you've birded there, or plan to do so,
a way for making it possible in its primeval state is available at
http://refugeassociation.org/action/#/85 . Even brief remarks can make a
difference.
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Date: 8/2/17 6:09 am
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
Thank you for all the good points being raised and I hope to take the survey. Please also remember that many of us support our local [county] park systems via taxes and, when those levies come up on ballots, votes are important. Best of birding, wherever that is for you.

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> On Aug 2, 2017, at 7:11 AM, Steve Cagan <steve...> wrote:
>
> Mary, my problem is not with recognizing the things that Haans pointed out (we do buy wildlife and waterfowl stamps—though I have to admit we’re late this year). it’s that the way the survey is organized, you have to organize the ten items in a way that at least for me, does not at all represent my priorities—it looks like you’re expressing opinions, but they are not actually what you think. This is not confined to this survey; it’s all too common in surveys: “list the following things in the order of importance to you,” when in fact there’s only one item that’s important to you...
>
>
>> On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Mary Warren <windbird...> wrote:
>>
>> Hans makes some very good points. Birders unite and let your voices be heard. And be willing to pay for access to birding places in Ohio. Tell the Division of Wildlife what you think. Do the survey. They are asking for your thoughts, I hope they are listening also.
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>>> On Aug 1, 2017, at 9:23 PM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Keep in mind who pays the bills for the Division of Wildlife. It is
>>> Hunters and Fisherpeople. Unless they buy a Wildlife legacy stamp, check
>>> off on their state tax return, or have a Wildlife license plate, birders
>>> make zero financial contribution. Yet they use wildlife areas
>>> extensively. If you want the division to pay more attention to the
>>> binocular crowd, rather than the hook and bullet community, why not suggest
>>> a means for birders to also make a financial contribution? An annual pass
>>> to use state wildlife areas might be a way? Maybe if the division charged
>>> a daily entry fee at Magee Marsh it would raise a tiny fraction of the
>>> revenue that hunting and fishing licenses, plus duck stamps, generate to
>>> preserve and maintain wildlife areas?
>>>
>>> Ohio is fairly unique in that we have free access to all of these areas, as
>>> well as state parks and metroparks. In many other states birders often
>>> have to pay to enter birding areas owned by the state or local park system.
>>>
>>> Preserving bird and birding habitat happens by making a financial
>>> contribution to the entities that actually own and manage the land.
>>>
>>> Keep that in mind when you fill out the survey
>>>
>>> Haans
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Lyn Boone <boonel...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
>>>> hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
>>>> comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and conservation
>>>> should have equal time.
>>>> Lyn Boone
>>>> Granville, Ohio
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Date: 8/2/17 4:43 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
​Hi,

As I recall, having done the survey before this thread started, After
arranging the priorities, you are also given the opportunity to make
additional suggestions to the Division of Wildlife. ​

Survey design is always a compromise. While in many cases surveys are
designed to support a desired conclusion, I did not find that to be the
case in this instance. The Division of Wildlife does have a mission that is
spelled out in its charter. The survey does reflect that mission.

Too often people do not understand or misinterpret the mission of such
agencies and do not understand that the agency must stay within the
parameter of its charter. For example the Division of Forestry has a
mission that is centered around managing forests for logging, not
preservation of natural areas, as so many might think.

It is a credit to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, that it has
allowed the various divisions to expand the scope of their mission in the
broadest possible terms, to include areas that fall into recreation,
general conservation and otherwise promoting the general welfare of Ohioans
beyond the original intent of the agency's charter.

Haans


On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 7:05 AM, Steve Cagan <steve...> wrote:

> Mary, my problem is not with recognizing the things that Haans pointed out
> (we do buy wildlife and waterfowl stamps—though I have to admit we’re late
> this year). it’s that the way the survey is organized, you have to organize
> the ten items in a way that at least for me, does not at all represent my
> priorities—it looks like you’re expressing opinions, but they are not
> actually what you think. This is not confined to this survey; it’s all too
> common in surveys: “list the following things in the order of importance to
> you,” when in fact there’s only one item that’s important to you...
>
>
> > On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Mary Warren <windbird...> wrote:
> >
> > Hans makes some very good points. Birders unite and let your voices be
> heard. And be willing to pay for access to birding places in Ohio. Tell the
> Division of Wildlife what you think. Do the survey. They are asking for
> your thoughts, I hope they are listening also.
> >
> > Sent from my iPod
> >
> >> On Aug 1, 2017, at 9:23 PM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Keep in mind who pays the bills for the Division of Wildlife. It is
> >> Hunters and Fisherpeople. Unless they buy a Wildlife legacy stamp,
> check
> >> off on their state tax return, or have a Wildlife license plate, birders
> >> make zero financial contribution. Yet they use wildlife areas
> >> extensively. If you want the division to pay more attention to the
> >> binocular crowd, rather than the hook and bullet community, why not
> suggest
> >> a means for birders to also make a financial contribution? An annual
> pass
> >> to use state wildlife areas might be a way? Maybe if the division
> charged
> >> a daily entry fee at Magee Marsh it would raise a tiny fraction of the
> >> revenue that hunting and fishing licenses, plus duck stamps, generate to
> >> preserve and maintain wildlife areas?
> >>
> >> Ohio is fairly unique in that we have free access to all of these
> areas, as
> >> well as state parks and metroparks. In many other states birders often
> >> have to pay to enter birding areas owned by the state or local park
> system.
> >>
> >> Preserving bird and birding habitat happens by making a financial
> >> contribution to the entities that actually own and manage the land.
> >>
> >> Keep that in mind when you fill out the survey
> >>
> >> Haans
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Lyn Boone <boonel...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
> >>> hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
> >>> comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and
> conservation
> >>> should have equal time.
> >>> Lyn Boone
> >>> Granville, Ohio
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Date: 8/2/17 4:31 am
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski- young birds
I visited this area 3 times in the last week
A lot of birds are off territory There is less singing I saw many adults and young foraging by themselves

Young seen this trip
Warblers
Hooded
Kentucky
Prairie
Black-and- white--female
Blue-winged
Magnolia
Cerulean
C Yellowthroat- female
Turkeys- polts
E Bluebird
B G Gnatcatcher
Vireos
White- eyed
Yellow- throated

Mammals-2 Bobcats-heard them - they were very close-Akeena (my dog ) growled and they left- good watch dog

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Date: 8/2/17 4:11 am
From: Steve Cagan <steve...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
Mary, my problem is not with recognizing the things that Haans pointed out (we do buy wildlife and waterfowl stamps—though I have to admit we’re late this year). it’s that the way the survey is organized, you have to organize the ten items in a way that at least for me, does not at all represent my priorities—it looks like you’re expressing opinions, but they are not actually what you think. This is not confined to this survey; it’s all too common in surveys: “list the following things in the order of importance to you,” when in fact there’s only one item that’s important to you...


> On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:22 PM, Mary Warren <windbird...> wrote:
>
> Hans makes some very good points. Birders unite and let your voices be heard. And be willing to pay for access to birding places in Ohio. Tell the Division of Wildlife what you think. Do the survey. They are asking for your thoughts, I hope they are listening also.
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
>> On Aug 1, 2017, at 9:23 PM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Keep in mind who pays the bills for the Division of Wildlife. It is
>> Hunters and Fisherpeople. Unless they buy a Wildlife legacy stamp, check
>> off on their state tax return, or have a Wildlife license plate, birders
>> make zero financial contribution. Yet they use wildlife areas
>> extensively. If you want the division to pay more attention to the
>> binocular crowd, rather than the hook and bullet community, why not suggest
>> a means for birders to also make a financial contribution? An annual pass
>> to use state wildlife areas might be a way? Maybe if the division charged
>> a daily entry fee at Magee Marsh it would raise a tiny fraction of the
>> revenue that hunting and fishing licenses, plus duck stamps, generate to
>> preserve and maintain wildlife areas?
>>
>> Ohio is fairly unique in that we have free access to all of these areas, as
>> well as state parks and metroparks. In many other states birders often
>> have to pay to enter birding areas owned by the state or local park system.
>>
>> Preserving bird and birding habitat happens by making a financial
>> contribution to the entities that actually own and manage the land.
>>
>> Keep that in mind when you fill out the survey
>>
>> Haans
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Lyn Boone <boonel...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
>>> hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
>>> comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and conservation
>>> should have equal time.
>>> Lyn Boone
>>> Granville, Ohio
>>>
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Date: 8/1/17 7:22 pm
From: Mary Warren <windbird...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
Hans makes some very good points. Birders unite and let your voices be heard. And be willing to pay for access to birding places in Ohio. Tell the Division of Wildlife what you think. Do the survey. They are asking for your thoughts, I hope they are listening also.

Sent from my iPod

> On Aug 1, 2017, at 9:23 PM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Keep in mind who pays the bills for the Division of Wildlife. It is
> Hunters and Fisherpeople. Unless they buy a Wildlife legacy stamp, check
> off on their state tax return, or have a Wildlife license plate, birders
> make zero financial contribution. Yet they use wildlife areas
> extensively. If you want the division to pay more attention to the
> binocular crowd, rather than the hook and bullet community, why not suggest
> a means for birders to also make a financial contribution? An annual pass
> to use state wildlife areas might be a way? Maybe if the division charged
> a daily entry fee at Magee Marsh it would raise a tiny fraction of the
> revenue that hunting and fishing licenses, plus duck stamps, generate to
> preserve and maintain wildlife areas?
>
> Ohio is fairly unique in that we have free access to all of these areas, as
> well as state parks and metroparks. In many other states birders often
> have to pay to enter birding areas owned by the state or local park system.
>
> Preserving bird and birding habitat happens by making a financial
> contribution to the entities that actually own and manage the land.
>
> Keep that in mind when you fill out the survey
>
> Haans
>
>
>
>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Lyn Boone <boonel...> wrote:
>>
>> I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
>> hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
>> comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and conservation
>> should have equal time.
>> Lyn Boone
>> Granville, Ohio
>>
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>> utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail>
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Date: 8/1/17 6:24 pm
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
Hi,

Keep in mind who pays the bills for the Division of Wildlife. It is
Hunters and Fisherpeople. Unless they buy a Wildlife legacy stamp, check
off on their state tax return, or have a Wildlife license plate, birders
make zero financial contribution. Yet they use wildlife areas
extensively. If you want the division to pay more attention to the
binocular crowd, rather than the hook and bullet community, why not suggest
a means for birders to also make a financial contribution? An annual pass
to use state wildlife areas might be a way? Maybe if the division charged
a daily entry fee at Magee Marsh it would raise a tiny fraction of the
revenue that hunting and fishing licenses, plus duck stamps, generate to
preserve and maintain wildlife areas?

Ohio is fairly unique in that we have free access to all of these areas, as
well as state parks and metroparks. In many other states birders often
have to pay to enter birding areas owned by the state or local park system.

Preserving bird and birding habitat happens by making a financial
contribution to the entities that actually own and manage the land.

Keep that in mind when you fill out the survey

Haans



On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Lyn Boone <boonel...> wrote:

> I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
> hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
> comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and conservation
> should have equal time.
> Lyn Boone
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> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:39 AM, Steve Cagan <steve...> wrote:
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> > Wow—I took the survey, but the questions are certainly stacked in one
> > direction—and not the best one…
> >
> >
> > > On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:20 AM, August Froehlich <afroehlich...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I haven't seen any discussion on this list about the recent changes
> that
> > have occurred at our DOW. Over the past two months there has been an
> abrupt
> > change in the Director and top leadership, in a climate of high drama
> (see
> > links below for background.)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > As an outcome of this jarring change, the new Director has provided a
> > survey and comment form on the DOW website:
> > >
> > > "Our focus is going to be on providing access, additional
> opportunities,
> > and great customer service. We want to do that by hearing directly from
> the
> > people impacted. With your help, we can guide the division in a new
> > direction, and Ohio’s sportsmen and women will be better for it."
> > >
> > > http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/wildlife-access-
> > and-opportunities-survey
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Please take a moment to do this simple survey, ranking in order of
> > priority a list of items you think should be the focus of the DOW. There
> is
> > also a generous text box for your input. There is curiously no end date
> > given.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm going to leave the controversy out of this post, but suffice to
> say,
> > there's more uproar over this than just about any development in state
> > government that I can remember. But as birders we have a stake in the
> > outcome of the developments at the DOW, and it would be good for us as
> > Ohioans and as birders for us to provide our considered opinion.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > August Froehlich
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > (Following is a list of links that provide a mix of opinion and news
> > reporting to help provide context for this issue)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Resignation letter of Mike Budzik to Ohio Gov. John Kasich
> > >
> > > http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/807222
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170713/sparks-fly-at-
> > wildlife-council-meeting-over-leadership-purge
> > >
> > > http://thecourier.com/opinion/columns/2017/07/15/ohios-
> > choices-harmful-to-wildlife-management/​
> > >
> > > http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170730/outdoors--
> > after-turmoil-ohios-new-wildlife-chief-addresses-criticisms
> > >
> > > https://limaohio.com/sports/253401/let-voice-be-heard-on-
> changes-at-dow
> > >
> > >
> > >
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Date: 8/1/17 6:00 pm
From: Lyn Boone <boonel...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and conservation
should have equal time.
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On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:39 AM, Steve Cagan <steve...> wrote:

> Wow—I took the survey, but the questions are certainly stacked in one
> direction—and not the best one…
>
>
> > On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:20 AM, August Froehlich <afroehlich...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I haven't seen any discussion on this list about the recent changes that
> have occurred at our DOW. Over the past two months there has been an abrupt
> change in the Director and top leadership, in a climate of high drama (see
> links below for background.)
> >
> >
> >
> > As an outcome of this jarring change, the new Director has provided a
> survey and comment form on the DOW website:
> >
> > "Our focus is going to be on providing access, additional opportunities,
> and great customer service. We want to do that by hearing directly from the
> people impacted. With your help, we can guide the division in a new
> direction, and Ohio’s sportsmen and women will be better for it."
> >
> > http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/wildlife-access-
> and-opportunities-survey
> >
> >
> >
> > Please take a moment to do this simple survey, ranking in order of
> priority a list of items you think should be the focus of the DOW. There is
> also a generous text box for your input. There is curiously no end date
> given.
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm going to leave the controversy out of this post, but suffice to say,
> there's more uproar over this than just about any development in state
> government that I can remember. But as birders we have a stake in the
> outcome of the developments at the DOW, and it would be good for us as
> Ohioans and as birders for us to provide our considered opinion.
> >
> >
> >
> > August Froehlich
> >
> >
> >
> > (Following is a list of links that provide a mix of opinion and news
> reporting to help provide context for this issue)
> >
> >
> >
> > Resignation letter of Mike Budzik to Ohio Gov. John Kasich
> >
> > http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/807222
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170713/sparks-fly-at-
> wildlife-council-meeting-over-leadership-purge
> >
> > http://thecourier.com/opinion/columns/2017/07/15/ohios-
> choices-harmful-to-wildlife-management/​
> >
> > http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170730/outdoors--
> after-turmoil-ohios-new-wildlife-chief-addresses-criticisms
> >
> > https://limaohio.com/sports/253401/let-voice-be-heard-on-changes-at-dow
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Date: 8/1/17 12:01 pm
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Big Island Wildlife Area shorebirds
There was an abundance of shorebirds at Big Island Wildlife Area in Marion
County in the easternmost impoundment on the north side of Larue-Prospect
Road. A couple thousand birds were feeding there. Here's the complete list:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38426789

Ken Ostermiller
Westfield Center, Ohio

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Date: 8/1/17 11:47 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Hinckley & Beaver Marsh this AM
I re-found the Yellow-breasted Chat on the Bridle Trail at Hinckley Reservation near the Red Wing Picnic area. It looked like a young bird so hopefully, Chats nested there. Nothing else of special note but decent species variety incl calling Peewees, Indigo Buntings, E Kingbirds, B-G Gnatcatchers, E Towhees, Cedar Waxwings, House Wrens, Yellow Warblers & Com Yellowthroats. No shorebirds except Killdeer--lake was high. One Ring-billed Gull. Mallards & Wood Ducks. Nice close views of a Red-shouldered Hawk. A young Great Blue Heron was trying to master fishing.


I then headed to Beaver Marsh hoping to see the reported rails & Least Bittern. I heard a Virginia Rail a couple times, once from the East side of the trail then later from the W side but did not see it. Dipped on the Sora & bittern. Not much else around except a Green Heron, a couple Tree Swallows. I also saw a Swamp Sparrow.


Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 8/1/17 11:43 am
From: Birding Ecotours <info...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Last Sedge Wren outing at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Greetings again, birders!



This is likely my last post until Sep (when hopefully someone will be able
to point me to a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or something else I really want to
see) as I'll be returning to South Africa to visit family for much of Aug
(with a stop in England for the British Birdfair - hoping for Eurasian
Bittern and Water Rail).



The Sedge Wrens at Battelle Darby Metro Park seem to be getting better and
better. This morning just before 8 am we had 3 rather territorial ones
displaying and perching very visibly, closer to the trail than on previous
visits (last week and the week before). It was great to compare them with
the Marsh Wrens which abound in a different habitat en route to the Sedge
Wren spot - these were also perching much more visibly than usual, this
morning. We were also lucky enough to scope a perched Least Bittern that
seemed to be relaxed and unaware that we were looking at it, and to see some
close-up Sora and Virginia Rails.



For those who want to join one of these sessions (probably the last one
we'll arrange) trying for these co-operative Sedge Wrens and who have been
unable to join mid-week outings, Ben Warner is likely available from 7-9 am
this Sunday (or perhaps Saturday) - if you want to meet him there so he can
show you where they are - please reply to this e-mail/e-mail
<chris...> if you do want to join Ben there and let me know
if you are able to do Sun (or if Sat is the only possible day for you). Then
we can make a decision as to what to arrange. I'll be on my long flight to
South Africa this weekend so sadly can't join myself.



I have to say I've been enjoying these Sedge Wrens and meeting other Ohio
birders!



Cheers, and good birding!

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Date: 8/1/17 11:24 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 3Creeks-WalnutWoods,8-01:cuckoos,grosbeaks,bobolink
I found lots of bird activity around these 2 metroparks near Groveport, south of Columbus, this morning. Plenty of birds were still in song, with some feeding youngsters. Water levels in the area are ridiculously high, so many potential heron & shorebird haunts (Borrow pits, Cruiser Pond) are far too deep for them. A cluster of 14 Great Egrets and 2 Great Blues in a flooded farm field along Old Hamilton Rd north of Groveport reflected this fact. other birds of note included:

Yellow-billed cuckoos - calling birds near the Confluence at 3-Creeks and in the Tall Pines area of Walnut Woods

Swallows - 5 species at Cruiser Pond (martin,Tree,Rough-wing,Bank,& Barn), small groups at many other locations

warblers - in addition to the expected CommonYellowthroats & Yellows, I also had Yellow-throateds at 2 spots and a singing Black&White along the Confluence Trail in 3-Creeks

Rose-br.Grosbeaks - a spare breeder here, I had a female at the Confluence area and a singing juvenile along the Blacklick Bikepath south of US33

Bobolink - a scruffy male starting to molt was still in the field along Richardson Rd across from the Tall Pines area of Walnut Woods

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Date: 8/1/17 7:46 am
From: Steve Cagan <steve...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
Wow—I took the survey, but the questions are certainly stacked in one direction—and not the best one…


> On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:20 AM, August Froehlich <afroehlich...> wrote:
>
> I haven't seen any discussion on this list about the recent changes that have occurred at our DOW. Over the past two months there has been an abrupt change in the Director and top leadership, in a climate of high drama (see links below for background.)
>
>
>
> As an outcome of this jarring change, the new Director has provided a survey and comment form on the DOW website:
>
> "Our focus is going to be on providing access, additional opportunities, and great customer service. We want to do that by hearing directly from the people impacted. With your help, we can guide the division in a new direction, and Ohio’s sportsmen and women will be better for it."
>
> http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/wildlife-access-and-opportunities-survey
>
>
>
> Please take a moment to do this simple survey, ranking in order of priority a list of items you think should be the focus of the DOW. There is also a generous text box for your input. There is curiously no end date given.
>
>
>
> I'm going to leave the controversy out of this post, but suffice to say, there's more uproar over this than just about any development in state government that I can remember. But as birders we have a stake in the outcome of the developments at the DOW, and it would be good for us as Ohioans and as birders for us to provide our considered opinion.
>
>
>
> August Froehlich
>
>
>
> (Following is a list of links that provide a mix of opinion and news reporting to help provide context for this issue)
>
>
>
> Resignation letter of Mike Budzik to Ohio Gov. John Kasich
>
> http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/807222
>
>
>
> http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170713/sparks-fly-at-wildlife-council-meeting-over-leadership-purge
>
> http://thecourier.com/opinion/columns/2017/07/15/ohios-choices-harmful-to-wildlife-management/
>
> http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170730/outdoors--after-turmoil-ohios-new-wildlife-chief-addresses-criticisms
>
> https://limaohio.com/sports/253401/let-voice-be-heard-on-changes-at-dow
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/1/17 7:24 am
From: August Froehlich <afroehlich...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
I haven't seen any discussion on this list about the recent changes that have occurred at our DOW. Over the past two months there has been an abrupt change in the Director and top leadership, in a climate of high drama (see links below for background.)



As an outcome of this jarring change, the new Director has provided a survey and comment form on the DOW website:

"Our focus is going to be on providing access, additional opportunities, and great customer service. We want to do that by hearing directly from the people impacted. With your help, we can guide the division in a new direction, and Ohio’s sportsmen and women will be better for it."

http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/wildlife-access-and-opportunities-survey



Please take a moment to do this simple survey, ranking in order of priority a list of items you think should be the focus of the DOW. There is also a generous text box for your input. There is curiously no end date given.



I'm going to leave the controversy out of this post, but suffice to say, there's more uproar over this than just about any development in state government that I can remember. But as birders we have a stake in the outcome of the developments at the DOW, and it would be good for us as Ohioans and as birders for us to provide our considered opinion.



August Froehlich



(Following is a list of links that provide a mix of opinion and news reporting to help provide context for this issue)



Resignation letter of Mike Budzik to Ohio Gov. John Kasich

http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/807222



http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170713/sparks-fly-at-wildlife-council-meeting-over-leadership-purge

http://thecourier.com/opinion/columns/2017/07/15/ohios-choices-harmful-to-wildlife-management/

http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170730/outdoors--after-turmoil-ohios-new-wildlife-chief-addresses-criticisms

https://limaohio.com/sports/253401/let-voice-be-heard-on-changes-at-dow





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Date: 8/1/17 6:05 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sixty-one Conneaut Harbor Bald Eagles
The amazing gathering of Bald Eagles continues at this Ashtabula County location on Lake Erie. This morning, Tuesday, from 7:45AM to 8:00AM, I did an eagle count. Scoping from "The Sandspit" there were 25 on the east breakwall, 14 on the west breakwall, 7 on the aggregate piles, 3 on "The Sandspit", and 12 at The Conneaut Creek ship channel and conveyor area, east of the Canadian National offices on Ford Avenue, also referred to as The Pittsburgh And Conneaut Dock Company. What an Ohio phenomenon!

Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 8/1/17 5:47 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Data
Lest I erase something somebody might want, before I do so I am offering
a sheet from the OSU Museum with data from Hocking County;--144 museum
specimens as old as 1872 with measurements, weights, and some remarks;
60+ species; they have collection numbers and it's an Excel file. If
nothing else it's a sample of the holdings
available.
Bill Whan

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Date: 7/31/17 11:02 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 7-31,Harrisburg-to-Shadeville: BlueGrosbeaks & Darby Creek access
Late July and early August have always been good times to hunt for Blue Grosbeaks around central Ohio. Several days ago I had one bird singing at the end of Panhandle Rd in the Delaware Wildlife Area. Today, I made a wide arc along lower Darby Creek, starting at Youngs Rd & the Swaco landfill, and hitting several spots along Darby Creek south of Harrisburg, and finishing on Island Rd in Circleville (which has had them in past years). No luck at any of these spots, but I found one at the Hibbs Rd canoe launch of Scioto Grove MetroPark on the way home. It was a male only a short ways north of the canoe lunch parking area along the Mingo Trail.

Aside from the Grosbeaks, the trips generated some other interesting sightings, including:

Ospreys - one pair nested on a silo elevator along Island Rd, and had a big juvenile in the nest today. Kudos to this farmer for allowing the birds to use the inactive elevator.

Green Herons - 1-2 birds were around the ponds at the Pleasant valley portion of Battelle Darby MetroPark

Yellow-billed Cuckoos - good habitat, but they were scarce; the only one I saw was at the Commercial Point bridge over Darby Creek

Purple Martins - small numbers at many locations, but a large roost of 45+ birds was along the London Road south of Darbydale

Bank Swallows - small numbers in many spots, but a flock of 50+ along Island Rd was noteworthy

Cliff Swallows - still a large flock of 40-50 birds hanging out around the River Road bridge over the Scioto River, where there was a sizable nesting colony

Savannah Sparrows - 1 was singing at Youngs Rd, while 2 more were in a grazed area along London Rd south of Darbyville

One disturbing feature of my travels this morning was how Pickaway County has quietly eliminated access points to lower Darby Creek. I did this area for the Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas almost 10 years ago, and there were many informal access points along creek bridges for fishermen and canoeists. No longer. The new Commercial Point bridge is a monstrosity, leveling much of the riparian habitat and set up with guardrails to discourage parking. The Darbyville bridge is similarly restricted, while the McLean Mills Bridge is closed, and the St.104 bridge rest area has been conveyed to local property owners and closed. I suspect that it's equal parts legal concern by the county and discomfort by nearby property owners, but wiping out the creek access from public rights-of-way seems ethically questionable, especially along a State Scenic River. One would almost think that they're trying to hide something about the Creek here.

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Date: 7/31/17 9:49 am
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] herons, bittern, rails - Beaver Pond, Ira Rd, CVNP
a big day (actually 15 minutes) at this Summit County spot.
after a slow hour along the towpath, within a few minutes and
feet of each other, all on the west side of the towpath, along the canal,
around 10:15 am saw:

- immature Virginia rail (immed north of Beaver Pond)
- green heron (in Beaver Pond)
- immature sora (immed south of Beaver Pond)
- least bittern (in a bush 3 ft above the sora) - *life bird*
- great blue heron (a bit south of that).

July ended up a big month!

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Date: 7/31/17 7:23 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/



Clark County

Shockley Rd. Skypools

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Shockley+Road+Skypools



Columbiana County

Zepernick Wildlife Area--Ruff Pond

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zepernick+Wildlife+Area--Ruff+Pond



Marion County

Big Island Wildlife Area--Larue-Prospect Rd. Wetlands Reserve

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Big+Island+Wildlife+Area--Larue-Prospect+Road+Wetlands+Reserve



Ottawa County

Gibralter Island

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Gibraltar+Island

Massie Cliffside Preserve

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Massie+Cliffside+Preserve



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 7/30/17 6:05 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 7-30:malleableMartins,persistentPewees
Patterns gleaned from several different local sites over the past few days around central Ohio:

Purple martins - colonies have moved to other 'roost' sites, including man-made structures. Tops among them are powerline pylons, where I've seen groups of 10-20 martins roosting at 4 different locations recently. And you thought they only loved us for our martin houses!

Wood Pewees - as usual, they're still calling, skewing our perception of their abundance versus other forest birds in late July. I quickly heard the 2 calling at Woodward Park this morning, but it took me much longer to find the 2 quiet Red-eyed Vireos at the same spot.

Red-shouldered Hawks - return of the (urban) native. The species continues to expand in urban Columbus, where I've had 4 different juveniles in 4 different parks recently. Look for more of them in our urban neighborhoods, especially along stream corridors.

Grasshopper Sparrows - another victim of central Ohio's hot real estate market. As developers quickly move to build on vacant fields here to take advantage of our latest spec bubble, the weedfields that supported local populations of these inconspicuous birds are disappearing quickly. Formerly I could find them in many outlying areas of Columbus; recently, I've only found them in protected fields at MetroParks (Glacier Ridge, Rocky Fork, Battelle Darby)

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Date: 7/30/17 4:53 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
I echo Dave's comments about letting your 'next of kin' know what's important to you so it can go to someone who cares after we go that big Bird Sanctuary in the Sky! I am also an advocate for iNaturalist for all your other nature sightings. It is a huge international community and a wonderful way to confirm your sightings of animals and plants. I've been doing a lot of insect ID recently and they have many solid Entomology folks confirming and/or correcting my ID's. Many of our Park naturalists use this site. iNaturalist.org


Matt Valencic


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Dave Horn
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 9:07 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list

Hello Ohio Birders,

Bill's comments on what the REAL Ohio bird list might be has me thinking about issues that arose several years back regarding Ohio butterfly and moth distribution: There are some early 19th-century records of species from "Ohio" for which we have no modern (post-1900) observations. Prior to statehood (1803) and even thereafter, a large chunk of the Northwest Territory was know as the "Ohio Country" an collectors may have simply put "Ohio" on their labels. Additionally, the early naturalists (Audubon
included) sometimes didn't know exactly where they were. It makes for interesting detective work. Meanwhile, advice to birders: see that your next-of-kin know where your field notes are (and *what* they are)'

Bird on!

Dave Horn
Worcester, MA
(frequent visitor to Ohio)

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> Species counts for birds depend on luck after we learn the reliable
> locals. The OBRC Checklist had 420 species for Ohio in 2008. Since
> then Ohio's number has grown to 432 (even taking into account the
> expulsion of the Thayer's Gull) based on the Ohio Ornithological
> Society determinations, which will soon be made public. It would be
> interesting to know what Ohio's list REALLY is--not just unseen or
> unreported species recently, but also boreal birds here doing the Ice
> Age, not to mention birds not seen or reported since then. Those data
> are lost to us, but who knows, we may have bananaquits.
> --Bill Whan
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Date: 7/30/17 10:46 am
From: Sue Tackett <tackett1950...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Question about Big Island, and Black Tern at SVWA
Are you allowed to walk the dikes at Big Island. Also, had a Black Tern at Spring Valley WA this morning. Thanks, Sue Tackett
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Date: 7/30/17 10:32 am
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] late July in Cleveland/Akron area
a few nice sightings to wrap up the otherwise quiet month:

Bath Nature Preserve:
eagle, trumpeter swan pair, willow flycatcher, many bluebirds

Station Road, CVNP:
2 eagles, 2 red-headed woodpeckers, hooded merganser, 2 great egrets,
prothonotary warbler, kingfisher

Cleveland Nature Preserve:
numerous mockingbirds, incl 4 in one binocular view, multiples of
kingbirds,
flickers, cedar waxwings, and baltimore orioles, also one each warbling
vireo, black & white warbler.

Erie St Cemetery:
numerous phoebes, at least 5

Springfield Bog Metro Park:
2 bobwhite

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Date: 7/30/17 9:57 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio red-necked stint
I posted about the rufous-necked sandpiper, now known as red-necked stint,
before I was aware of the name change.
There is NO doubt about the identification of this shorebird seen at Walnut
Beach in July 1962. It's identification was confirmed by no less than three
highly knowledgeable ornithologists.
John Herman

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Date: 7/30/17 9:39 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
John Herman wrote "While looking thru back issues of the Cleveland Bird
Calendar I saw an article on a Rufous-necked Sandpiper that was found
and confirmed by multiple sources. The article is in volume 58 number 4,
page 40 of the CBC. This shorebird was seen and photographed at Walnut
Beach, Ashtabula. Slides were made of the photograph and sent to Dr.
Alexander Wetmore of the Smithsonian Institution, Dean Amadon of the
American Museum of Natural History and to Dr. Harry Church Oberholser
who all confirmed the identification. In an article in Western Birds
19:165-169, 1988 entitled "Identification of the Salton Sea
Rufous-necked Sandpiper" is stated "(Rufous-necked Sandpiper) had
occurred as a vagrant in Ohio and California." Observers of this Salton
Sea shorebird included G. McCaskie and J. L. Dunn. Curious that this
record is not in "The Birds of Ohio". Also curious that ebird, when a
person clicks on "add species" does not permit Rufous-necked Sandpiper
to be added to the bird list. John Herman

Calidris ruficollis is included in the official OOS Checklist at
http://ohiobirds.org/resources/official-ohio-ornithological-society-bird-checklist/
I must confess I can't figure out its status, though.
It is difficult to find this species included as an Ohio bird, or even
the report, with photograph, on the internet. I don't know how one found
in California should verify one in Ohio, and vice-versa. Contrary to
what John Herman reports, Calidris ruficollis, the red-necked stint, is
certainly included in Peterjohn's 2001 work on Ohio's birds (p. 193),
where he gives an account of the discovery of a fall bird on 7/21/1962.
Agreement on the photo of this late July shorebird--which seemed to be
in spring plumage in the photo--makes me (and maybe other folks) wonder.
Certainly John's remarks signal a less-than unanimous
feeling about it...

B. Whan


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Date: 7/30/17 8:10 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Yellow-Breasted Chat - Hinckley Reservation - Medina County
Along the Bridle Trail that runs from the road past the Redwing Picnic Area. This area is west of the lake. Lots of birds along this stretch of trail that goes along the edge of a meadow. Many blue-gray gnatcatchers. The Hinckley Hills Loop Trail has hooded warblers calling.

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Date: 7/30/17 7:59 am
From: Kenn Kaufman <kenn.kaufman...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
Hello John,

By now you may have received private responses to your question. But in
case anyone following on the listserve is curious: the name "Rufous-necked
Sandpiper" is no longer on the Ohio list, but only because of a name
change. That species, Calidris ruficollis, is now called Red-necked Stint.
(In the UK and Europe, the small sandpipers that we call "peeps" are known
as stints, and North American ornithologists have adopted that name for the
species that occur mainly in the Old World, like Little Stint, Red-necked
Stint, and Temminck's Stint.) Red-necked Stint is included on the latest
version of the Ohio Ornithological Society's official bird list for the
state -- see
http://ohiobirds.org/resources/official-ohio-ornithological-society-bird-checklist/

Your post is a timely reminder that this season, late July, would be a good
time to find a vagrant Red-necked or Little Stint in the remains of
breeding plumage. The individual at Walnut Beach that you mentioned in your
post was found on July 21, 1962.

Kenn Kaufman
Oak Harbor, Ohio


On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 5:36 AM, John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
wrote:

> While looking thru back issues of the Cleveland Bird Calendar I saw an
> article on a Rufous-necked Sandpiper that was found and confirmed by
> multiple sources. The article is in volume 58 number 4, page 40 of the CBC.
> This shorebird was seen and photographed at Walnut Beach, Ashtabula. Slides
> were made of the photograph and sent to Dr. Alexander Wetmore of the
> Smithsonian Institution, Dean Amadon of the American Museum of Natural
> History and to Dr. Harry Church Oberholser who all confirmed the
> identification. In an article in Western Birds 19:165-169, 1988 entitled
> "Identification of the Salton Sea Rufous-necked Sandpiper" is stated
> "(Rufous-necked Sandpiper) had occurred as a vagrant in Ohio and
> California." Observers of this Salton Sea shorebird included G. McCaskie
> and J. L. Dunn. Curious that this record is not in "The Birds of Ohio".
> Also curious that ebird, when a person clicks on "add species" does not
> permit Rufous-necked Sandpiper to be added to the bird list.
> John Herman
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Date: 7/30/17 4:41 am
From: r b <000004b381851896-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fw: [Ohio-birds] A Big Thanks to Ohio Birds
Ditto!

Rhonda


--- On Sat, 7/29/17, Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...> wrote:

> From: Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...>
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] A Big Thanks to Ohio Birds
> To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
> Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:10 PM
> I want to express my gratitude to regular
> posters here on Ohio Birds for not only alerting birders to
> rare sightings but educating and entertaining us as well.
>
> I read Robert Evans' posts and wish he
> would write a book.  Rob Thorn is a virtual birding
> encyclopedia when it comes to central Ohio, and I've learned
> a lot from his touring.  Bill Whan and Haans Petruschke
> have a wealth of knowledge, and helpful and cheerful birders
> such as Steve Jones and many others brighten the day of more
> people than they'll ever know.
>
> Ohio Birds is my preferred online
> birding site for this very reason.
>
> Thanks to you all on this list!
>
> Tracy the Birder
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Date: 7/30/17 2:51 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
While looking thru back issues of the Cleveland Bird Calendar I saw an
article on a Rufous-necked Sandpiper that was found and confirmed by
multiple sources. The article is in volume 58 number 4, page 40 of the CBC.
This shorebird was seen and photographed at Walnut Beach, Ashtabula. Slides
were made of the photograph and sent to Dr. Alexander Wetmore of the
Smithsonian Institution, Dean Amadon of the American Museum of Natural
History and to Dr. Harry Church Oberholser who all confirmed the
identification. In an article in Western Birds 19:165-169, 1988 entitled
"Identification of the Salton Sea Rufous-necked Sandpiper" is stated
"(Rufous-necked Sandpiper) had occurred as a vagrant in Ohio and
California." Observers of this Salton Sea shorebird included G. McCaskie
and J. L. Dunn. Curious that this record is not in "The Birds of Ohio".
Also curious that ebird, when a person clicks on "add species" does not
permit Rufous-necked Sandpiper to be added to the bird list.
John Herman

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Date: 7/29/17 7:11 pm
From: Tracy the Birder <winterfell.six...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] A Big Thanks to Ohio Birds
I want to express my gratitude to regular posters here on Ohio Birds for not only alerting birders to rare sightings but educating and entertaining us as well.

I read Robert Evans' posts and wish he would write a book. Rob Thorn is a virtual birding encyclopedia when it comes to central Ohio, and I've learned a lot from his touring. Bill Whan and Haans Petruschke have a wealth of knowledge, and helpful and cheerful birders such as Steve Jones and many others brighten the day of more people than they'll ever know.

Ohio Birds is my preferred online birding site for this very reason.

Thanks to you all on this list!

Tracy the Birder
https://ebird.org/ebird/profile/MzIzNzgx/US-OH
https://seasonsflow.wordpress.com/

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Date: 7/29/17 1:24 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Big Island (Marion county) Shorebirds
LOTS of shorebirds at Big Island (Marion County) I am in the middle of a
project at home, but Cam Lee and Ron Sempier report:

"...there are hundreds of shorebirds at big island. The east side near the
back is the best area. Best birds of the day were Baird's and Western
Sandpipers and a Wilson's phalarope." (Texts condensed for simplicity.)

The pond is the East pond on LaRue Prospect. It has been drained to
encourage vegetation...and will not be filled in time for Teal Season...so
looks like we might have some good shorebird activity.

Happy birding and God bless!

Steve J

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Date: 7/29/17 10:04 am
From: Jon Cefus <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Entering Historical data into eBird
Hello again!

I had several folks ask about how to get started entering their historical lists into eBird, so I thought I'd share this link:

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/973960-entering-historic-data

Of course, this can be a daunting task for those folks who've been keeping lists for a long time. Maybe a few who've started could share a few tidbits about how to make things a bit easier?

I guess if it was me, I'd start with my recent lists and work my way back. Or, perhaps, concentrate on the most significant sightings from a rarity or state records point of view.

I hope this helps some.

I was pulled into the eBird world when on my first guided bird walk, which was led by the gracious and patient Greg Miller at Sippo Lake Park (Stark Co), I saw him entering his sightings into his phone and I asked what he was doing. From then on, I always used eBird. By the way, I'm pretty sure Greg had 30+ species that day before the walk even started...mostly by ear. I was amazed.

I went back through my photos and entered my previous sightings from that data (and metadata)because I didn't own binoculars for the first 7 months of my foray into birding, so my task of putting in old sightings was pretty easy.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.

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Date: 7/29/17 8:34 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Help needed with bird list
On the first page of my book on the birds of central Ohio are some dates
of the first Ohio records of birds in the region (Franklin County and
the six counties surrounding it). I have been surprised by the number of
them, and would be interested if folks would contribute even earlier
dates for any of them in Ohio. Such dates must come from published
sources or curated specimens you can cite, and I would gladly replace my
dates with those occurrences predate mine.
Here are the species and earliest confirmed dates: "Franklin County’s
bird records rank very high among Ohio counties for the numbers of
species involved, the quality of their verification, and their
historical depth. Fifteen Ohio species were first formally recorded
there as living birds: king eider (1880), white-winged scoter (1876),
cattle egret (1958), Mississippi kite (1978), golden eagle 1878),
prairie falcon (1983), rufous hummingbird (1985), red-cockaded
woodpecker (1872), Bell’s vireo 1962), black-throated gray warbler
(1950), green-tailed towhee (1963), Bachman’s sparrow (1890), Harris’s
sparrow (1889), yellow-headed blackbird (1873), and Bullock’s oriole
(1874). Central Ohio observers in neighboring Union, Delaware, Licking,
Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties have added sixteen additional
first state records: Eurasian wigeon (1906), cinnamon teal (1895),
common eider (1895), black scoter (1876), surf scoter 1917), magnificent
frigatebird (1980), Harris’s hawk (1917), purple gallinule (1877),
long-billed curlew (1907), ruff (1872), long-tailed jaeger (1928),
Sabine’s gull (1926), black-legged kittiwake (1925), Franklin’s gull
(1906), spotted towhee (1946), and Henslow’s sparrow (1872).
Annotations for additional species verified in the seven counties are
included below, yielding a list of the 372 bird species of central Ohio
thus defined."
I would be glad to have help from folks who can provide earlier
confirmed occurrences of the above species. The work of looking into the
early records of birds in other Ohio counties asks too much of me. I
would need the Ohio county, year and the published source for any I
missed. Many thanks for your help with Ohio ornithological history, Bill
Whan.
p.s. I would also appreciate hearing from folks who might be able to
explain why old published reports or specimens of water birds from Ohio
seem to come from central Ohio--many of them from days before the
reservoirs!

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Date: 7/29/17 3:24 am
From: Jon <jcefus...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
> "Meanwhile, advice to birders: see that your
> next-of-kin know where your field notes are (and *what* they are)"


Hello!

In the grand scheme of Ohio’s birding history and my own contributions, I am still 'in utero', but if folks want to be sure that their personal lists do not end up in a landfill, then I would suggest considering entering that data into eBird. Your life’s work can be something more than just a list on a notepad after you’re gone.

Something to consider.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.



> On Jul 28, 2017, at 9:06 PM, Dave Horn <davehorn43...> wrote:
>
> Hello Ohio Birders,
>
> Bill's comments on what the REAL Ohio bird list might be has me thinking
> about issues that arose several years back regarding Ohio butterfly and
> moth distribution: There are some early 19th-century records of species
> from "Ohio" for which we have no modern (post-1900) observations. Prior to
> statehood (1803) and even thereafter, a large chunk of the Northwest
> Territory was know as the "Ohio Country" an collectors may have simply put
> "Ohio" on their labels. Additionally, the early naturalists (Audubon
> included) sometimes didn't know exactly where they were. It makes for
> interesting detective work. Meanwhile, advice to birders: see that your
> next-of-kin know where your field notes are (and *what* they are)'
>
> Bird on!
>
> Dave Horn
> Worcester, MA
> (frequent visitor to Ohio)
>
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
>> Species counts for birds depend on luck after we learn the reliable
>> locals. The OBRC Checklist had 420 species for Ohio in 2008. Since then
>> Ohio's number has grown to 432 (even taking into account the expulsion
>> of the Thayer's Gull) based on the Ohio Ornithological Society
>> determinations, which will soon be made public. It would be interesting
>> to know what Ohio's list REALLY is--not just unseen or unreported
>> species recently, but also boreal birds here doing the Ice Age, not to
>> mention birds not seen or reported since then. Those data are lost to
>> us, but who knows, we may have bananaquits.
>> --Bill Whan
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Date: 7/28/17 6:07 pm
From: Dave Horn <davehorn43...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
Hello Ohio Birders,

Bill's comments on what the REAL Ohio bird list might be has me thinking
about issues that arose several years back regarding Ohio butterfly and
moth distribution: There are some early 19th-century records of species
from "Ohio" for which we have no modern (post-1900) observations. Prior to
statehood (1803) and even thereafter, a large chunk of the Northwest
Territory was know as the "Ohio Country" an collectors may have simply put
"Ohio" on their labels. Additionally, the early naturalists (Audubon
included) sometimes didn't know exactly where they were. It makes for
interesting detective work. Meanwhile, advice to birders: see that your
next-of-kin know where your field notes are (and *what* they are)'

Bird on!

Dave Horn
Worcester, MA
(frequent visitor to Ohio)

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> Species counts for birds depend on luck after we learn the reliable
> locals. The OBRC Checklist had 420 species for Ohio in 2008. Since then
> Ohio's number has grown to 432 (even taking into account the expulsion
> of the Thayer's Gull) based on the Ohio Ornithological Society
> determinations, which will soon be made public. It would be interesting
> to know what Ohio's list REALLY is--not just unseen or unreported
> species recently, but also boreal birds here doing the Ice Age, not to
> mention birds not seen or reported since then. Those data are lost to
> us, but who knows, we may have bananaquits.
> --Bill Whan
>
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Date: 7/28/17 12:48 pm
From: Robert Evans <benbovas...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Late July, rural Muskingum Co. uplands
I have been away for much of the summer, pursuing scientific research
(physical chemistry) in a lab in southern California. In addition, my
deteriorating knees have limited my excursions to the far reaches of our
property on Flint Ridge, walks that used to be daily. But this morning's
walk around the hilltop fields and forested ravines of our property was a
delight.

It has been wet, with many inches of rain in the previous two weeks (while
I was baking in LA County) and .35 inches just yesterday. The sheep are
loving it, since the pasture continues to grow profusely. Birds are loving
it as well.

This morning's biggest surprise was a singing Louisiana waterthrush in our
deepest ravine. It is a location that annually hosts a nesting pair, but I
have never heard one sing this late in the season. It definitely made me
smile to hear the song of this favorite.

The only other warblers making themselves evident are numerous common
yellowthroats, with songs emerging seemingly from every corner of the
field/forest edge.

Scarlet tanagers are still singing from the canopy. Rose-breated grosbeaks
provide a melodious counterpoint.

Red-headed woodpeckers still visit the suet frequently, a change in just
the last two years from the previous 15. They are nesting nearby, but not
in last year's hole (starlings.) So our common 5 species of woodpeckers
(downy, hairy, flicker, red-bellied, pileated) are now officially 6.

We have chimney swifts nested in our chimney, not intentional allowed on
our part. Obviously, the creosote has built to where this seasonally
active, lined chimney has enough texture to permit this. We will allow it
until they depart, whereupon I will have some work properly sweeping before
the autumn/winter fireplace comes into play.

Other expected species abound. Jane (who claims to not be a birder) notes
fewer cowbirds than previous years, and adds that she guesses that is not a
bad thing. I have seen a few, but she might be right.

All is more or less well with the local natural world.

Bob Evans
Geologist, etc.
Valhalla Acres Fiber Farm - on Flint Ridge
Hopewell Township, Muskingum County

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Date: 7/28/17 12:38 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio list
Species counts for birds depend on luck after we learn the reliable
locals. The OBRC Checklist had 420 species for Ohio in 2008. Since then
Ohio's number has grown to 432 (even taking into account the expulsion
of the Thayer's Gull) based on the Ohio Ornithological Society
determinations, which will soon be made public. It would be interesting
to know what Ohio's list REALLY is--not just unseen or unreported
species recently, but also boreal birds here doing the Ice Age, not to
mention birds not seen or reported since then. Those data are lost to
us, but who knows, we may have bananaquits.
--Bill Whan

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Date: 7/27/17 11:24 am
From: Birding Ecotours <info...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sedge Wrens (etc.) at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park this morning
Hi Birders!



A group of 9 of us enjoyed quite good views of 2 rather vocal Sedge Wrens
this morning off the Teal Trail at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park - please
do e-mail me if you want detailed directions or if you want to join me out
there (although I'll be in South Africa for much of August). They're
co-operating well and were in exactly the same place that I saw 1 of my 2
individuals last week (so they do seem to be sticking around).



There was a Blue Grosbeak at the nearby Kuhlwein Road parking area.



As usual, there were good numbers of other quality birds here and around the
general area - see the top/most recent 3 e-bird checklists at
http://ebird.org/ebird/eBirdReports?cmd=subReport - thanks Corinna Honscheid
for compiling these!



And thanks very much to the others who joined me birding this morning! It
was truly awesome birding with you.



Cheers! (and do send your own birding reports - would love to hear what
you've seen!)

Chris

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Date: 7/26/17 5:53 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] N.AlumCreekLake,7-26:Broad-wingedHawk,Ospreys
I stopped at several points around the northern regions of this long State Park near Delaware, Ohio, and found lots of activity for such a late summer morning. I started at Berlin Station access and Big Run Road access, and had a nice, but not unusual morning. That changed in about 5 minutes along Big Run Rd access, when I had
-a singing Black&White Warbler (scarce breeder near Columbus),
-a Blue-winged Warbler feeding a fledgling (another scarce breeder here), and
-an adult Broad-winged Hawk (very scarce summer resident here).

Subsequent stops at Howard Rd Bridge, Hogback Rd basin, and Hogback Preserve kept the interesting birds trickling in, including

Ospreys - at least 8 were hanging around the nests in Hogback Basin; Dick Tuttle told me that all 4 nests there had produced 3 young apiece, so the area was swimming in Ospreys.

Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 was calling at Hogback Preserve, whose forested ravines would make great nesting habitat

White-eyed Vireos - calling birds were at both Howard Rd bridge and along Hogback Rd north of the Basin

Purple Martins - small #s at nearly all stops, topped by 10 along Hogback Rd at the entrance to Hogback Preserve

Tanagers - singing Scarlets were at Hogback basin and Hogback Preserve, while a singing Summer was along the dry forest ridge just above Hogback Basin

Along with plenty of expected resident birds, many singing, it made the cool morning seem more like late June than late July.

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Date: 7/25/17 6:01 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PickPonds,BlacklickWoods,7-25: SandhillCranes,PurpleMartins
I checked these 2 hotspots southeast of Columbus today, as well as several smaller sites in Pickerington, Etna, & Pataskala. Water level at Pick Ponds was very high, so no shorebirds, and even few herons. Blacklick Woods was very birdy, but had little out of the ordinary. Interesting finds included:

Sandhill Cranes - 2 were calling in Arrowhead Marsh at Pick Ponds
Great Egrets - only 3 were around Pick Ponds, far below the 20+ of several weeks past
Osprey - 2 adults a a big juvenile were hanging out around the platform in Arrowhead marsh
Kestrels - scarce, with 1 near Pick Ponds, and another along Smoke Rd in Etna
Barred Owl - couldn't locate any in Blacklick Woods, but one was being harassed by small birds along the Conaway Trail in Pataskala's Evans Park
E.Kingbirds - widespread, with the biggest #s 7-8 around the Wood Duck picnic area at Pick Ponds
Purple Martins - also widespread, with the high of 20+ at Pick Ponds
Other Swallows - Rough-winged & Barn also quite common, notably at Pick Ponds and along Cable Rd in Pataskala

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Date: 7/25/17 12:01 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut
I birded at Conneaut harbor from about 7:15 to noon today.  When I arrived, both gates were open.  They have placed a cabin-like building next to the new toll gate, so that may be in operation soon.  It was pretty slow at the spit this morning; migrant shorebirds were few, with 3 sanderlings, 9 least sandpipers, and 9 semipalmated sandpipers.  Other birds were the usual suspects: double-crested cormorants, 45 turkey vultures, bald eagles, spotted sandpiper, great black-backed gull, 6 Caspian terns (including my first juv.), belted kingfisher, warbling vireo, purple martin, and bank swallows.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 7/25/17 8:19 am
From: Robert Sams <bcchcach...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Hancock
I received our first report of the season of a Buff-breasted Sandpiper at
Findlay Reservoir #1- the small reservoir- this morning (Tues)

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Subject: [Ohio-birds] Listserv Etiquette
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Date: 7/24/17 4:09 pm
From: Steve Jones <sjlarue1...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
Shorebirds must be slow.

On Jul 24, 2017 6:36 PM, "Phil Sisto" <pmsisto...> wrote:

> Certainly letting your colors (or lack thereof) show there, Paul. Wow. Can
> the list serve moderator do something about this rather over-the-top
> display of ethnocentrism, please?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 24, 2017, at 5:42 PM, Paul Dubuc <pauldubuc...> wrote:
> >
> > I'll regret this, but surprising as it may be, some birders aren't baby
> boomers and actually like to think before they "sock it to the man."
> >
> > So, before you wade into the fractious US immigration debate on the
> wrong side so Wilma from Coshocton can get Olive Sparrow on her life list:
> >
> > 1) I'm not finding evidence that Santa Ana or Bentsen are closed or even
> closing.
> >
> > 2) Both parks have always featured barriers on the national frontier
> (Bentsen is opposite the giant conurbation of Reynosa, the capitol of
> Tamaulipas State and Santa Ana is just north of Rio Ciudad, another
> metropolis).
> >
> > 3) Whose copiously littered-upon and dangerous lands are the never-open
> Hidalgo Pumphouse trails on? Mexico's! One look across the river basin
> from Roma is enough to realize the extent to which our neighbors cooperate
> in wildlife-related stewardship. Providing an attractive dump for an
> endangered crow is about as much heavy lifting as this banana republic
> seems capable of. Keeping you safe from kidnapping by narcos if you go to
> see it?... Not so much. Heed your rental car agent re: travel in
> Tamaulipas.
> >
> > 4) Barrier construction is likely to be much more extensive and
> intrusive upriver at rural places like San Ygnacio (White-collared
> Seedeater), Salineño (Muscovy Duck, Brown Jay), and on up to Falcon Dam.
> Keep birder activist powder dry for environmental fights on these more
> sensitive sites with pristine habitat on both sides of the border.
> >
> > 5) The notion that even a full closure of both parks would make El Valle
> unbirdable is hyperbole. Incredible sites like Estero Llano Grande,
> Edinburgh Scenic Wetlands, King Ranch, Harlingen and Padre are not on the
> border and will all have you furiously making life list notes. Bonus fun
> fact: Your chance of being beheaded for your Swarovskis decreases
> geometrically as you distance yourself from the third world!
> >
> > 5). Border enforcement is and ever has been an impediment to birders in
> El Valle (and in Cochise Co. Arizona for that matter) and the blame for
> this lies entirely with Mexico.
> >
> > Thanks for reading.
> >
> > Bird well,
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jul 23, 2017, at 10:07 PM, Liz Jaggers <liz.jaggers...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> For those interested in voicing their opposition to the wall to help
> save the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, there is a petition at this link:
> >>>> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-santa-ana-
> wildlife-refuge
> >>>>
> >>>> Best,
> >>>> Liz
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I know a lot of Ohio birders have seen the extravagant birdlife of the
> >>> Rio Grande River along the US/Mexican border. American park properties
> >>> along the river like Santa Ana NWR used to offer an opportunity to do
> >>> some excellent birding along their luxuriant habitats. I am seeing a
> lot
> >>> of complaints from birders who are being denied access to excellent US
> >>> property in the parks, along with the destruction of bird habitats; see
> >>> for example some posts on today's Missouri listserve
> >>> (http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1311805&
> MLID=MO&MLNM=Missouri)
> >>> that describe the new efforts by the Trump administration to build a
> >>> wall along the US/Mexico border. Or check the 20 July Texas list
> >>> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/TX to see what birders there think of
> >>> the Wall's construction. This is not just a stupid plan to seal off the
> >>> US, but a more important destruction of a significant chain of riparian
> >>> habitats in an arid area that is otherwise not attractive to
> >>> semitropical birds. See what you think.
> >>> Bill Whan
> >>> Columbus
> >>>
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Date: 7/24/17 3:36 pm
From: Phil Sisto <pmsisto...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
Certainly letting your colors (or lack thereof) show there, Paul. Wow. Can the list serve moderator do something about this rather over-the-top display of ethnocentrism, please?

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> On Jul 24, 2017, at 5:42 PM, Paul Dubuc <pauldubuc...> wrote:
>
> I'll regret this, but surprising as it may be, some birders aren't baby boomers and actually like to think before they "sock it to the man."
>
> So, before you wade into the fractious US immigration debate on the wrong side so Wilma from Coshocton can get Olive Sparrow on her life list:
>
> 1) I'm not finding evidence that Santa Ana or Bentsen are closed or even closing.
>
> 2) Both parks have always featured barriers on the national frontier (Bentsen is opposite the giant conurbation of Reynosa, the capitol of Tamaulipas State and Santa Ana is just north of Rio Ciudad, another metropolis).
>
> 3) Whose copiously littered-upon and dangerous lands are the never-open Hidalgo Pumphouse trails on? Mexico's! One look across the river basin from Roma is enough to realize the extent to which our neighbors cooperate in wildlife-related stewardship. Providing an attractive dump for an endangered crow is about as much heavy lifting as this banana republic seems capable of. Keeping you safe from kidnapping by narcos if you go to see it?... Not so much. Heed your rental car agent re: travel in Tamaulipas.
>
> 4) Barrier construction is likely to be much more extensive and intrusive upriver at rural places like San Ygnacio (White-collared Seedeater), Salineño (Muscovy Duck, Brown Jay), and on up to Falcon Dam. Keep birder activist powder dry for environmental fights on these more sensitive sites with pristine habitat on both sides of the border.
>
> 5) The notion that even a full closure of both parks would make El Valle unbirdable is hyperbole. Incredible sites like Estero Llano Grande, Edinburgh Scenic Wetlands, King Ranch, Harlingen and Padre are not on the border and will all have you furiously making life list notes. Bonus fun fact: Your chance of being beheaded for your Swarovskis decreases geometrically as you distance yourself from the third world!
>
> 5). Border enforcement is and ever has been an impediment to birders in El Valle (and in Cochise Co. Arizona for that matter) and the blame for this lies entirely with Mexico.
>
> Thanks for reading.
>
> Bird well,
>
> Paul
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 23, 2017, at 10:07 PM, Liz Jaggers <liz.jaggers...> wrote:
>>
>> For those interested in voicing their opposition to the wall to help save the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, there is a petition at this link:
>>>> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-santa-ana-wildlife-refuge
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> Liz
>>
>>
>>> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I know a lot of Ohio birders have seen the extravagant birdlife of the
>>> Rio Grande River along the US/Mexican border. American park properties
>>> along the river like Santa Ana NWR used to offer an opportunity to do
>>> some excellent birding along their luxuriant habitats. I am seeing a lot
>>> of complaints from birders who are being denied access to excellent US
>>> property in the parks, along with the destruction of bird habitats; see
>>> for example some posts on today's Missouri listserve
>>> (http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1311805&MLID=MO&MLNM=Missouri)
>>> that describe the new efforts by the Trump administration to build a
>>> wall along the US/Mexico border. Or check the 20 July Texas list
>>> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/TX to see what birders there think of
>>> the Wall's construction. This is not just a stupid plan to seal off the
>>> US, but a more important destruction of a significant chain of riparian
>>> habitats in an arid area that is otherwise not attractive to
>>> semitropical birds. See what you think.
>>> Bill Whan
>>> Columbus
>>>
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Date: 7/24/17 2:39 pm
From: Paul Dubuc <pauldubuc...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
I'll regret this, but surprising as it may be, some birders aren't baby boomers and actually like to think before they "sock it to the man."

So, before you wade into the fractious US immigration debate on the wrong side so Wilma from Coshocton can get Olive Sparrow on her life list:

1) I'm not finding evidence that Santa Ana or Bentsen are closed or even closing.

2) Both parks have always featured barriers on the national frontier (Bentsen is opposite the giant conurbation of Reynosa, the capitol of Tamaulipas State and Santa Ana is just north of Rio Ciudad, another metropolis).

3) Whose copiously littered-upon and dangerous lands are the never-open Hidalgo Pumphouse trails on? Mexico's! One look across the river basin from Roma is enough to realize the extent to which our neighbors cooperate in wildlife-related stewardship. Providing an attractive dump for an endangered crow is about as much heavy lifting as this banana republic seems capable of. Keeping you safe from kidnapping by narcos if you go to see it?... Not so much. Heed your rental car agent re: travel in Tamaulipas.

4) Barrier construction is likely to be much more extensive and intrusive upriver at rural places like San Ygnacio (White-collared Seedeater), Salineño (Muscovy Duck, Brown Jay), and on up to Falcon Dam. Keep birder activist powder dry for environmental fights on these more sensitive sites with pristine habitat on both sides of the border.

5) The notion that even a full closure of both parks would make El Valle unbirdable is hyperbole. Incredible sites like Estero Llano Grande, Edinburgh Scenic Wetlands, King Ranch, Harlingen and Padre are not on the border and will all have you furiously making life list notes. Bonus fun fact: Your chance of being beheaded for your Swarovskis decreases geometrically as you distance yourself from the third world!

5). Border enforcement is and ever has been an impediment to birders in El Valle (and in Cochise Co. Arizona for that matter) and the blame for this lies entirely with Mexico.

Thanks for reading.

Bird well,

Paul



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> On Jul 23, 2017, at 10:07 PM, Liz Jaggers <liz.jaggers...> wrote:
>
> For those interested in voicing their opposition to the wall to help save the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, there is a petition at this link:
>>> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-santa-ana-wildlife-refuge
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Liz
>
>
>> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>>
>> I know a lot of Ohio birders have seen the extravagant birdlife of the
>> Rio Grande River along the US/Mexican border. American park properties
>> along the river like Santa Ana NWR used to offer an opportunity to do
>> some excellent birding along their luxuriant habitats. I am seeing a lot
>> of complaints from birders who are being denied access to excellent US
>> property in the parks, along with the destruction of bird habitats; see
>> for example some posts on today's Missouri listserve
>> (http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1311805&MLID=MO&MLNM=Missouri)
>> that describe the new efforts by the Trump administration to build a
>> wall along the US/Mexico border. Or check the 20 July Texas list
>> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/TX to see what birders there think of
>> the Wall's construction. This is not just a stupid plan to seal off the
>> US, but a more important destruction of a significant chain of riparian
>> habitats in an arid area that is otherwise not attractive to
>> semitropical birds. See what you think.
>> Bill Whan
>> Columbus
>>
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Date: 7/24/17 7:18 am
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Leucistic robin CVNP Cuy County
While birding with Marty Reynard at Terra Vista in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park we saw a Leucistic Robin. It was in the brush just passed the bend as we started walking up the long hill.


Some other highlights were Eastern Towhee, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood-Peewee, Greta Crested Flycatcher, Wood Ducks, House Wren, Field Sparrows, Common Yellowthroat.

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Date: 7/24/17 7:17 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Current listowner email?
Hi,

Can someone please provide the current listowner email for this list. The
OOS address is out of date

Thanks

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Date: 7/23/17 7:08 pm
From: Liz Jaggers <liz.jaggers...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
For those interested in voicing their opposition to the wall to help save the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, there is a petition at this link:
>> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-santa-ana-wildlife-refuge
>>
>> Best,
>> Liz


> On Jul 22, 2017, at 11:06 AM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:
>
> I know a lot of Ohio birders have seen the extravagant birdlife of the
> Rio Grande River along the US/Mexican border. American park properties
> along the river like Santa Ana NWR used to offer an opportunity to do
> some excellent birding along their luxuriant habitats. I am seeing a lot
> of complaints from birders who are being denied access to excellent US
> property in the parks, along with the destruction of bird habitats; see
> for example some posts on today's Missouri listserve
> (http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1311805&MLID=MO&MLNM=Missouri)
> that describe the new efforts by the Trump administration to build a
> wall along the US/Mexico border. Or check the 20 July Texas list
> http://birding.aba.org/maillist/TX to see what birders there think of
> the Wall's construction. This is not just a stupid plan to seal off the
> US, but a more important destruction of a significant chain of riparian
> habitats in an arid area that is otherwise not attractive to
> semitropical birds. See what you think.
> Bill Whan
> Columbus
>
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Date: 7/23/17 10:20 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Avocets Clark co.
2 Avocets in the big gravel pit on Medway rd in Clark co.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Oh

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Date: 7/23/17 9:21 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Museum specimens
Important specimens of bird species are properly housed in institutional
museums. For example, I have spent many hours looking for Ohio specimens
of whooping cranes--once common as migrants in Ohio--that eventually
produced proof of their presence in the state. I have also heard about
unexamined collections of birds accumulated over a hundred years ago
that may contain very interesting specimens. A surprising number of
these may have important data, or even be unique Ohio specimens.
Many years ago, bird fanciers accumulated numbers of prepared specimens
of various species. Most were eventually discarded by their owners. Most
were also of negligible interest, but some might have had great interest
for ornithologists. Unusual species were always of interest, but
analysis of common species from years gone by can be of considerable
interest. The Ohio list is missing a couple of species whose specimens
are missing. Anyway, if you know of any old bird specimens, consider
donating them to an established museum!
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 7/23/17 8:20 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] black-necked stilts
Ten Black-necked Stilts reported in ebird at the Mercer Wildlife Area
yesterday (Grand Lake).
J. Herman

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Date: 7/23/17 8:08 am
From: Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Eastern Kingbirds, Silver Springs Park, Stow (Summit Co)
Have been seeing eastern kingbirds around Bow Wow Beach dog park in Stow, especially in the trees in the small-dog area. Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, OH

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Date: 7/23/17 6:39 am
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Geauga, Novelty--warblers feeding cowbirds out of the nest : (
When I was camping in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, I saw a yellow rump feeding an almost adult-size immature cowbird that was out of the nest but just hopping along the branches. The cowbird was at least four times larger than the yellow rump.


This morning I saw a male common yellowthroat feeding a large immature cowbird that was fluttering from branch to branch.


How long do the warblers feed the cowbirds?

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Date: 7/23/17 4:53 am
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Geauga, Novelty--Immature Brown Thrasher
After spending 3 weeks out West for my daughter's wedding, this morning I saw a fairly large, but still immature brown thrasher. It was hiding near the outer edge of the brush near the power corridor--quite near where I had seen one several times last summer. I never saw the adults this spring, but we were in Tucson until early May.

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Date: 7/23/17 3:19 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/



Franklin County

Franklin County Sanitary Landfill--Young Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Franklin+County+Sanitary+Landfill

Franklin County Sanitary Landfill--London Groveport Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Franklin+County+Sanitary+Landfill

Heritage Preserve

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Heritage+Preserve



Ashtabula County

Camp Peet Metropark

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Camp+Peet+Metropark



Lake County

Blair Rd. Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Blair+Road+Park

River Rd. Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/River+Road+Park



Madison County

William Lucas Rd. Skypools

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/William+Lucas+Road+Skypools



Mahoning County

Lake Milton SP--Nature Trails and Amphitheater

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Milton+State+Park--Nature+Trails+and+Amphitheater



Morrow County

Bloomfield Cemetery

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Bloomfield+Cemetery



Shelby County

Lake Loramie SP--Oak Grove

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Lake+Loramie+State+Park--Oak+Grove



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 7/22/17 11:58 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] COME in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
There is a female Common Merganser fishing in the river near Stumpy Basin in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Summit County

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Date: 7/22/17 8:07 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Birding in Texas: some warnings
I know a lot of Ohio birders have seen the extravagant birdlife of the
Rio Grande River along the US/Mexican border. American park properties
along the river like Santa Ana NWR used to offer an opportunity to do
some excellent birding along their luxuriant habitats. I am seeing a lot
of complaints from birders who are being denied access to excellent US
property in the parks, along with the destruction of bird habitats; see
for example some posts on today's Missouri listserve
(http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=1311805&MLID=MO&MLNM=Missouri)
that describe the new efforts by the Trump administration to build a
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http://birding.aba.org/maillist/TX to see what birders there think of
the Wall's construction. This is not just a stupid plan to seal off the
US, but a more important destruction of a significant chain of riparian
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semitropical birds. See what you think.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 7/22/17 7:14 am
From: Paul McSweeny <pmcsweeny...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks - Dublin
Continuing the nighthawk theme, there were several Common Nighthawks
cruising over east Dublin last evening. They were early, about 7PM, and they
were accompanying Northern Rough-winged and Barn Swallows.

Paul McSweeny


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Date: 7/22/17 5:10 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Alum-Hoover,7-21: early 'migrants'
I stopped at several key migrant traps on these 2 reservoirs yesterday morning, including New Galena and Plumb Rd at Alum Creek Lake, and Wiese Rd and Oxbow Island at Hoover, and found a lots of post-breeding wanderers/early migrants. The water level at both reservoirs is very high, so shorebird potential here is nil, but landbirds seemed to be already moving around. Included in the list were:

Purple Martins - small groups were at all stops. This is the time to start looking for migrant roosts.
Barn Swallows - small groups and singles as flyovers at all sites
E.Kingbirds - 6-7 were at New Galena, and singles were at Wiese and Oxbow
Gnatcatchers - 7 were stranded on Oxbow Island, and 1-2 were at each of the other sites
Yellow Warblers - 6 were along the Wiese Rd bikepath, while 2-3 were at New Galena, and singles elsewhere
Prothonotary Warblers - conspicuous by their absence, I couldn't find birds at Wiese or Oxbow
Baltimore Orioles - adults and juveniles were at every site, though no great numbers yet.

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