OHIO-BIRDS
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6/23/17 6:52 pm richard banish <busterjoy80...> [Ohio-birds] new nester Gates Mills (Cuy-Geauga-Lake border)
6/23/17 4:36 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Stow
6/23/17 2:07 pm Marcia Lewin <mickey4444...> [Ohio-birds] Fw: Getting back to basics............
6/22/17 7:51 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Chagrin R Metro Park
6/22/17 12:39 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] The Conneaut Sandspit Is Back In The News
6/22/17 8:53 am Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
6/22/17 7:37 am Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
6/22/17 7:21 am Haans Petruschke <haans42...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
6/22/17 6:57 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Important discussion
6/22/17 5:28 am Lisle Merriman <000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
6/22/17 5:14 am Adams, Kathy <kadams...> [Ohio-birds] Red-headed woodpecker question
6/21/17 7:14 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] BattelleDarbyWetlands,6-21:rails,bitterns
6/21/17 6:38 pm Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> [Ohio-birds] Common Nighthawks - Lorain Cty
6/21/17 4:41 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Summit, Wayne and Stark County finds
6/21/17 3:53 pm Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski - young birds
6/21/17 12:48 pm Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] dickcissel in Mahoning Co.
6/20/17 7:21 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] A few birds
6/20/17 6:37 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] song...wood thrush. Geauga Co.
6/20/17 3:36 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Tallmadge Meadows, Stow
6/20/17 5:30 am Paul Dubuc <pauldubuc...> Re: [Ohio-birds] northern bobwhite Warren County
6/19/17 11:25 am Margaret Bowman <mbowman...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
6/19/17 11:24 am Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] northern bobwhite Warren County
6/19/17 9:16 am Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
6/19/17 6:32 am Matt <mmvalencic...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
6/18/17 6:51 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
6/18/17 2:54 pm Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...> [Ohio-birds] Blue Grosbeak, Williams County
6/18/17 10:31 am Ira Shulgin <0000000950790161-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Dickcissels in SWACO Columbus
6/18/17 10:15 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] urbanScioto,Columbus,6-18: egrets,orioles
6/18/17 3:18 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] HooverRavines,6-16:Broad-wingedHawk,waterthrushes
6/17/17 5:25 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] PickPonds,BlacklickCreekGreenway,6-15: egrets,thrashers,chats
6/17/17 2:58 am Jon <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Thanks for the Whips!
6/16/17 2:24 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Osprey and Cliff Swallow breeding success in Geauga County.
6/16/17 7:39 am Sally Isacco <disacco...> [Ohio-birds] Upland Sandpipers and more!
6/16/17 4:49 am Jon <jcefus...> [Ohio-birds] Whip-poor-wills in Ohio
6/16/17 4:31 am Elmer Hochstetler <000003485f7fe84c-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Ashland Co. Dickcissel
6/15/17 4:19 pm Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] 7 White-breasted Nuthatches
6/15/17 1:46 pm James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...> [Ohio-birds] Franklin County -- Shrum Mound rookery
6/15/17 1:35 pm <bluebirdfan...> [Ohio-birds] Sandhill crane SUMMIT CO
6/14/17 6:25 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Ohio records of Carolina Parakeet
6/14/17 6:17 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Random birds
6/13/17 7:10 pm Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...> [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Spotted Sand pipers
6/13/17 4:17 pm Dan Best <bestdan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Black Vulture - Cuyahoga County...
6/13/17 4:14 pm Ohio birds <kshank...> Re: [Ohio-birds] some interesting info
6/13/17 2:32 pm Andy Avram <ajavram...> [Ohio-birds] Black Vulture - Cuyahoga County...
6/13/17 1:35 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] PrairieOaks,6-13: Bell'sVireo,CliffSwallows,BlueGrosbeak
6/13/17 12:52 pm Paul B. Swarmer <pbsphoto...> [Ohio-birds] Bittern
6/13/17 7:52 am Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
6/13/17 6:56 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Lane Damascus Yard Life List Reaches "150"
6/13/17 5:09 am John Herman <herman.jp1257...> [Ohio-birds] Mohican State Park birds and eastern hemlock trees
6/12/17 6:23 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Stow
6/12/17 5:53 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] WalnutWoods-to-Stage'sPond,6-12:thrashers,flycatchers
6/11/17 12:48 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] SciotoGrove,BerlinerParks,6-11:Prothonotaries,BankSwallows
6/11/17 11:39 am Simpson, Bruce <simpson...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-Songbirds, waterbirds
6/11/17 4:51 am Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-O S Flycatcher
6/10/17 2:23 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] LeadinghamPrairie,6-10:Bell'sVireo,Dickcissels
6/10/17 4:13 am Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski- 19 Warblers
6/8/17 7:27 am Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...> [Ohio-birds] Wild Turkey - I-77 Downtown Cleveland
6/7/17 11:23 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Berlin Lake Area Ospreys And Cliff Swallows
6/6/17 12:46 pm Ohio birds <kshank...> [Ohio-birds] ☁some of my thoughts
6/5/17 4:16 pm Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
6/5/17 2:33 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] Ruddy Ducks - Geauga Co.
6/5/17 2:06 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Battelle-Darby,6-05:8 warblers,bothTanagers
6/5/17 1:24 pm Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...> [Ohio-birds] Nimisila Birds - nesters or late migrants?
6/5/17 12:40 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Columbiana County Marsh Wrens Have Not Returned Plus
6/5/17 11:46 am Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Conneaut harbor
6/5/17 5:04 am Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski -22 Warblers 4 Vireos
6/4/17 2:15 pm Pratt, William <prattwc...> Re: [Ohio-birds] OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 1 Jun 2017 to 2 Jun 2017 (#2017-151)
6/4/17 7:19 am Nancy Howell <NHowell...> [Ohio-birds] Cerulean warbler
6/3/17 8:09 am David Kersten <dave.n8auh...> [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks
6/3/17 6:51 am Douglas Vogus <vogeye...> [Ohio-birds] CVNP Towpath Trail Census
6/3/17 5:11 am Ian Lynch <revianlynch...> [Ohio-birds] Nelsons Sparrow
6/2/17 4:54 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invite / Columbiana Co
6/2/17 3:56 pm Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...> [Ohio-birds] Chats are abundant at Slate run
6/2/17 3:50 pm Bob Baran <rjbfly01...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican
6/2/17 3:38 pm Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...> [Ohio-birds] Batelle Darby Metro Park
6/2/17 12:34 pm Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] eBird Report - Cuyahoga Valley NP--Ledges Trail and Octagon Shelter, Jun 2, 2017
6/2/17 12:33 pm Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] eBird Report - Bath Nature Preserve, Jun 2, 2017
6/2/17 12:32 pm Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] eBird Report - Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail, Jun 2, 2017
6/2/17 12:00 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican
6/2/17 6:05 am jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Nelson's Sparrow, Wake Robin
6/1/17 7:09 pm Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] New Ohio eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
6/1/17 10:32 am Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...> [Ohio-birds] The Cardininal wants your sightings
6/1/17 10:03 am Brad Perkins <bperkins75...> [Ohio-birds] American White Pelican at Dillon Lake in Muskingum County
6/1/17 8:55 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1...> [Ohio-birds] Kenn Kaufman Guest - BirdCallsRadio
6/1/17 8:44 am Ken Andrews <ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Miscellaneous birding notes...
5/31/17 8:54 pm Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Montgomery Co - Cicadas, Cuckoos and other birds
5/31/17 8:40 pm Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Common nighthawks, Cuyahoga Falls
5/31/17 7:29 pm Scotty K <campdawg...> [Ohio-birds] Montgomery Co - Cicadas, Cuckoos and other birds
5/31/17 7:14 pm Scotty K <campdawg...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Optics Fling, NO SIGHTINGS
5/31/17 5:59 pm jeremy <jeremyxrocks...> Re: [Ohio-birds] NO Pacific Loon - Alum Creek SP
5/31/17 5:55 pm Erica Szeyller <szeylophone...> [Ohio-birds] NO Pacific Loon - Alum Creek SP
5/31/17 2:50 pm Bill Whan <billwhan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Optics Fling, NO SIGHTINGS
5/31/17 9:49 am richard banish <busterjoy80...> [Ohio-birds] Optics Fling
5/30/17 9:38 pm Steve Hughes <shughes3...> [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern, Metzger Marsh.
5/30/17 7:21 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] Killbuck Marsh, Wayne Co.
5/30/17 6:12 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Tallmadge Meadows, Stow
5/30/17 6:06 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] GlacierRidge-Trabue,5-30:Tanagers,Bobolinks
5/30/17 1:45 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] 4th time's the charm
5/30/17 9:46 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Wayne County Loggerhead Shrike Continues
5/30/17 5:06 am Bill Whan <billwhan...> [Ohio-birds] Fwd: You talk about trash birds!
5/29/17 5:11 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods,5-29
5/29/17 5:00 pm jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...> [Ohio-birds] Mississippi Kites, Chillicothe
5/29/17 11:53 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt etc. - Greene County
5/29/17 10:10 am <elizabethreinhard93...> <elizabethreinhard93...> [Ohio-birds] Common nighthawks
5/29/17 10:06 am <elizabethreinhard93...> <elizabethreinhard93...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Phalaropes
5/29/17 9:27 am Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...> [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Phalaropes
5/29/17 7:46 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Little blue heron... butler co
5/29/17 7:05 am Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...> [Ohio-birds] Black bellied whistling duck... Gilmore ponds.
5/29/17 6:52 am Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...> [Ohio-birds] Program in Geauga County - speaker from Ohio Environmental Council
5/28/17 6:38 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Scioto-Greenlawn-GroveCity,5-28: fewMigrants
5/28/17 6:25 pm Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> [Ohio-birds] Greene County bank swallows
5/28/17 5:14 pm robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invite / Columbiana Co
5/28/17 4:10 pm Simpson, Bruce <simpson...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-15 Warblers
5/28/17 12:27 pm Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...> [Ohio-birds] Stow
5/28/17 9:57 am Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers
5/28/17 9:15 am Andrew Sewell <semillama...> [Ohio-birds] Swallow-Tailed Kite, Burr Oak State Park
5/28/17 8:41 am Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...> [Ohio-birds] Respecting birds during breeding and other wildlife
5/27/17 8:41 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> [Ohio-birds] respecting nature
5/27/17 8:31 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/27/17 8:03 pm Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...> [Ohio-birds] Mohican State Park--Hoodeds and a Connecticut
5/27/17 5:35 pm rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] HooverDam,SharonWoods,5-27:fewMigrants
5/27/17 12:00 pm Patty McKelvey <pambirds...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Ashtabula Co. upland sandpiper and more
5/27/17 8:59 am Jim Coppersmith <0000048e8d9bca8b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Englewood Dam and North Park
5/27/17 4:48 am Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski S F-22 Warblers
5/26/17 7:07 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Magee addendum
5/26/17 6:19 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] 20 warbler species at Magee today
5/26/17 3:14 pm Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
5/26/17 1:58 pm Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...> [Ohio-birds] Reporting rare bird sightings to eBird in Ohio
5/26/17 1:41 pm Sandra Gaunt <gauntsa...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
5/26/17 1:19 pm Bill Fandrich <bfand...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
5/26/17 10:24 am mike hatfield <000000f92fb7df1d-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt - Greene County
5/26/17 9:19 am Kelly Kozlowski <kellykoz...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/26/17 7:13 am Dan Best <bestdan...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/26/17 6:25 am robert lane <ohiomagpie...> [Ohio-birds] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks / Holmes County
5/26/17 6:01 am Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt - Greene County
5/26/17 5:46 am Sandra Gaunt <gauntsa...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/26/17 5:36 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
5/26/17 4:58 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
5/25/17 7:37 pm Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...> [Ohio-birds] late report on Prothonotary Warbler Cuy Cty
5/25/17 7:32 pm KimbaJ <00000171c61977de-dmarc-request...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/25/17 6:27 pm inga schmidt <ingais...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/25/17 6:15 pm Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
5/25/17 5:30 pm Randy Rowe <rowe926...> [Ohio-birds] Wooster Memorial Park, Wayne Co.
5/25/17 2:31 pm kent miller <k-cmiller...> [Ohio-birds] Wayne County Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
5/25/17 1:43 pm Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...> [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
5/25/17 5:19 am Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County
5/25/17 1:08 am rob thorn <robthorn...> [Ohio-birds] Magee-metzger-maumeeBay,5-23,24
5/24/17 6:26 pm Holly Lynn <hollymlynn...> Re: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County
5/24/17 6:08 pm Dan Best <bestdan...> [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County
5/24/17 5:31 pm Lyn Boone <boonel...> [Ohio-birds] Yard Birds
5/24/17 4:47 pm Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Yard birds
5/24/17 10:17 am Lisle Merriman <000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] more Common Nighthawks!
5/24/17 10:13 am Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> [Ohio-birds] Common Nighthawk - Parma, Ohio
5/24/17 8:35 am Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] Com Nighthawk Hudson
5/24/17 7:32 am Paula Lozano <000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request...> [Ohio-birds] C. Nighthawk (Cuyahoga Co.)
5/24/17 4:30 am Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...> [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski - 31 Warblers Chuck-wills-widow -pair
 
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Date: 6/23/17 6:52 pm
From: richard banish <busterjoy80...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] new nester Gates Mills (Cuy-Geauga-Lake border)
Lots of babies and a new batch of nesters in my odd-wooded

lot in Gates Mills...

A nice new addition is my first summer sighting of a male and female

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.

Second group of Juncos visiting feeders this week.

Fledglings are everywhere - Juncos, RWBB (with not great habitat for

them - but lots of food), 2nd batch of Bluebirds (the second brood was

housed in the woods, not in any of the 3 houses used in the spring), Hairy,

Downy and RBWoodpeckers are showing up and its entertaining to watch

them trying to figure out how to hang on and grab seeds from the tube feeder

rather than the suet (mostly), the adult Bluebirds also spend a surprising

amount of time on the tube feeder.

Still waiting on the Turkey hens and poults to show up... Toms are making

appearances, but babies and moms are absent...

I will be sneaking away to my beloved Conneaut Sandspit this week to see

what has/is happening to a GREAT birding place...


Peace + Resist...


Buster

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Date: 6/23/17 4:36 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Stow
The black-capped chickadees that nested next to my apartment all fledged successfully. I now have a family of 5 young and 2 adults eating at my feeders!

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Date: 6/23/17 2:07 pm
From: Marcia Lewin <mickey4444...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fw: Getting back to basics............
Certainly not on topic but thought birders would be interested. I am sure some would think this a positive story but many will feel birds could be seriously hurt.


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|   Where Eagles Dare...............   French military using winged warriors to hunt down rogue drones. Published February 22, 2017         A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France,   February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - RTX30HM1     Following incidents of drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted military sites – along with the deadly 2015 Paris terror attacks – the French air force has trained four golden eagles to intercept and destroy the rogue aircraft.   Aptly named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis – an homage to Alexandre Dumas’ “The Three Musketeers” – the four birds of prey have been honing their attack skills at the Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France since mid-2016.         A French army falconer works with a golden eagle as part of a military training for combat against drones in Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - RTX30HNZ    “A drone means food for these birds,”  Gerald Machoukow, the military base's falconer, told FRANCE 24. “Now they automatically go after them.”     The use of hunting birds – normally falcons and northern goshawks – by militaries around the globe is common practice in the fight to scare other critters away from runways and so cut the risk of accidents during take-off or landing.    But it wasn’t until 2015 when the Dutch started using bald eagles to intercept drones that other militaries started to see the benefit of these winged warriors.    The French bred the four golden eagles – three males and one female -  using artificial insemination since eagles are a protected species and harvesting wild eggs is strictly forbidden.    They chose the golden eagle because of the birds hooked beak and sharp eyesight. Also weighing in around 11 pounds, the birds are in a similar weight class as the drones they’re sent to destroy and clocking in at a top air speed of 50 miles per hour, with the capability of spotting its target from over a mile away, the eagles are deft hunters.    To protect the eagles from drone blades and any explosive device that might be attached the them, the French military designed mittens of leather and Kevlar, an anti-blast material, to protect the bird’s talons.           A golden eagle carries a flying drone away during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, Southwestern France, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau - RTX30HNX   "I love these birds,"  Machoukow told Agence France-Presse. "I don't want to send them to their death."  The birds are first taught to attack in a straight line before graduating to diving from heights.   Soon they’ll be patrolling the skies over the Pyrenees Mountains in southern France and could possibly be deployed at airports and special events, such as political summits and soccer tournaments.   While an initial progress report on the eagles’ capabilities is due in June, French officials say that the results are promising and the French air force already expects four more eagles to join the fleet at Mont-de-Marsan by the summer.   |

       

   
   

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Date: 6/22/17 7:51 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Chagrin R Metro Park
Before I left for Chagrin this AM, I saw an Osprey looking for a fish to grab at the apt pond.

Nothing unusual at Chagrin but a pleasant walk.

A couple Brown Thrashers, one female Scarlet Tanager. What I took to be family groups of Tufted Titmice were cute. A pair of Belted Kingfishers was working the river. One E Kingbird.

A pair of Kestrels on the high tension wires was good to see--hopefully they nested, maybe in the box in the field nearby?

E Meadowlarks. Yellow Warblers chasing each other. Indigo Buntings singing. A few Baltimore Orioles.

A v cute spotted fawn with apparently no fear of humans posed by the trail as mom munched nearby.

I didn't linger as the clouds were getting rather ominous.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 6/22/17 12:39 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Conneaut Sandspit Is Back In The News
To all of the dedicated birders that over the years, have been entertained by the shenanigans they have witnessed at "The Conneaut Sandspit", you hopefully will be amused or distressed, by the following. Today, fellow birder and friend Bob Krajeski of Ashtabula County, forwarded me an article from the June 15th Star Beacon newspaper. Bob and I have shared many memorable birds and have witnessed many unusual happenings on "The Sandspit" over the years. As I know, many of you in the birding community have! The following story from the paper is just another chapter in the continuing "Conneaut Sandspit" soap opera.


(Police Step Up Sandbar Patrol) by Mark Todd / CONNEAUT - An assault at the Conneaut Harbor sandbar early Tuesday night has prompted aggressive police enforcement at the popular waterfront venue, officials said. A man, reportedly beaten by a large crowd, was transported by ambulance to UH Conneaut Medical Center, officials said. The incident was the latest in a daily string of calls to the sandbar this week. Colby said. "We have been down there all week long," Conneaut Police Chief Michael Colby said Wednesday. "We're fed up with it and The Port Authority is fed up with it. There are rules down there and we will strictly enforce them. We will have a zero-tolerance policy." Joseph Raisian, Conneaut Port Authority chairman, said a handful of troublemakers will not be allowed to ruin the sandbar experience for the majority who follow the rules. "We have invested time, money and a lot of effort into making the sandbar an enjoyable place," Raisian said. "We're not going to lose control of this beautiful asset. We're not going to let that happen." The matter remains under investigation, but police were called to the sandbar about 7:30PM Tuesday, Colby said. A group of young men on the sandbar took offense to a racial term uttered by an "adolescent," he said. The situation escalated when a 35-year-old Ashtabula man drove away and sand was thrown by spinning tires, Colby said. His vehicle was stopped, and when the driver was confronted by a growing crowd he emerged from the vehicle "to defend himself," Colby said. The man reached for a hammer in the vehicle but was disarmed by the crowd and beaten, Colby said. A video of the incident shows the man was attacked by more than a dozen people, he said. Accounts of the fracas vary, Colby said. The victim told police he was merely trying to leave the scene in a hurry and did not deliberately try to spray the area with sand. Others claim the act was done maliciously. It is unclear whether the man was involved in the initial incident police were called about. The victim will be cited for disorderly conduct and, under the zero-tolerance policy, and will be banned from the sandbar, Colby said. Another individual stands to be cited as well. Police have discussed the situation with the Port Authority and are considering options, including an officer who would patrol the sandbar on a seasonal basis. "The families are slowly being pushed out by people who rum amok," Colby said. "We will not tolerate that type of activity." Raisian said the police department has been proactive. "We've stepped up police patrols," he said. We've asked for the (department's) help. Chief Colby has gone above and beyond, and we appreciate his help." The sandbar, which occupies a large portion of the southwest corner of the harbor, was built over decades by sand and silt that washes over the west harbor breakwater in rough weather. Gates at the entrance to the sandbar access road close promptly at 10PM -- no exceptions, Raisian said. "If you get locked in, you will have to leave your vehicle overnight," he said. The sandbar is private property that is open to the public, Raisian said. Several rules are posted at the entrance, and people who violate those rules will be cited and banned from the property. "A lot of good people enjoy the sandbar," he said.


Probably business as usual for all the birders that know the situation here. No mention of dogs off their leashes, pickups driving thru the water, and tractors wearing the sand out! Oh well!!! And by the way, Bob Krajeski says the water level is still high with minimal shorebird habitat. Hopefully conditions will improve for July and August.


Bob Lane / Mahoning County

P.S. Sorry for the length of the post.



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Date: 6/22/17 8:53 am
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
Apparently, I had a pair of breeding brown thrashers here (Novelty) last year because I saw a fledgling five or six times. I had seen adults for five or six days in May; then nothing until I saw the fledgling. We have had breeding dark-eyed juncos here for several years. Before that, I only saw them in the winter.


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From: Ohio birds <OHIO-BIRDS...> on behalf of Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:36 AM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos

I have had breeding juncos since 1987 in Munson Twp - initially the only location i found them in summer was in hemlock ravine back in the woods. By 1993 they were nesting out of the ravine and in the yard in a variety of shrubs/vines
I assumed they were in the ravine because it was cooler and moved to the yard around the bird feeders due to easy food - but that certainly could be wrong. Right now there are at least two pairs running around with fledglings and for the first time in a long time, no cowbirds.

Barb Partington
Munson Township
> On Jun 22, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> It is probably worth reminding those in NE Ohio that Dark-eyed Junco is now
> a common nesting species in its breeding range. Nesting habitat is not
> restricted to Hemlock ravines and never really was. Kirtland called them
> common nesters in the Beech forests east of Cleveland. The hemlock ravine
> notion seems to be the result of speculation by Williams in the first
> edition of Birds of the Cleveland Region when nesting was at its nadir in
> the mid 20th century.
>
> Contemporary observation indicates they may nest anywhere on the glaciated
> Allegheny Plateau, and habituate to new circumstances easily. For instance
> in central and southern Geauga county they are often reported nesting in
> hanging planters.
>
> If you are on the higher elevations in Lake, Geauga, eastern Cuyahoga,
> Northern Summit, Portage and Ashtabula counties, you have a good chance of
> finding nesting Juncos in habitats with forests, good quality running water
> and a healthy herbaceous ground cover layer.
>
> Haans
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Lisle Merriman <
> <000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Have seen a Brown Thrasher four days in a row in Parma, near office
>> (heavily industrial area near Brookpark Rd and Chevrolet Blvd.; Cuyahoga
>> Cty). Suspect he is nesting in shrubs; he's perched on wires and carrying
>> on wonderfully.
>> Also saw four male Dark-Eyed Juncos at Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, South
>> Chagrin Reservation (Cuyahoga Cty), on Sunday 6/18. Seems a bit odd, but
>> perhaps not; hemlock ravine.
>>
>> happy summer birding!
>>
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Date: 6/22/17 7:37 am
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
I have had breeding juncos since 1987 in Munson Twp - initially the only location i found them in summer was in hemlock ravine back in the woods. By 1993 they were nesting out of the ravine and in the yard in a variety of shrubs/vines
I assumed they were in the ravine because it was cooler and moved to the yard around the bird feeders due to easy food - but that certainly could be wrong. Right now there are at least two pairs running around with fledglings and for the first time in a long time, no cowbirds.

Barb Partington
Munson Township
> On Jun 22, 2017, at 10:21 AM, Haans Petruschke <haans42...> wrote:
>
> ​Hi,
>
> It is probably worth reminding those in NE Ohio that Dark-eyed Junco is now
> a common nesting species in its breeding range. Nesting habitat is not
> restricted to Hemlock ravines and never really was. Kirtland called them
> common nesters in the Beech forests east of Cleveland. The hemlock ravine
> notion seems to be the result of speculation by Williams in the first
> edition of Birds of the Cleveland Region when nesting was at its nadir in
> the mid 20th century.
>
> Contemporary observation indicates they may nest anywhere on the glaciated
> Allegheny Plateau, and habituate to new circumstances easily. For instance
> in central and southern Geauga county they are often reported nesting in
> hanging planters.
>
> If you are on the higher elevations in Lake, Geauga, eastern Cuyahoga,
> Northern Summit, Portage and Ashtabula counties, you have a good chance of
> finding nesting Juncos in habitats with forests, good quality running water
> and a healthy herbaceous ground cover layer.
>
> Haans
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Lisle Merriman <
> <000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>> Have seen a Brown Thrasher four days in a row in Parma, near office
>> (heavily industrial area near Brookpark Rd and Chevrolet Blvd.; Cuyahoga
>> Cty). Suspect he is nesting in shrubs; he's perched on wires and carrying
>> on wonderfully.
>> Also saw four male Dark-Eyed Juncos at Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, South
>> Chagrin Reservation (Cuyahoga Cty), on Sunday 6/18. Seems a bit odd, but
>> perhaps not; hemlock ravine.
>>
>> happy summer birding!
>>
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Date: 6/22/17 7:21 am
From: Haans Petruschke <haans42...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
​Hi,

It is probably worth reminding those in NE Ohio that Dark-eyed Junco is now
a common nesting species in its breeding range. Nesting habitat is not
restricted to Hemlock ravines and never really was. Kirtland called them
common nesters in the Beech forests east of Cleveland. The hemlock ravine
notion seems to be the result of speculation by Williams in the first
edition of Birds of the Cleveland Region when nesting was at its nadir in
the mid 20th century.

Contemporary observation indicates they may nest anywhere on the glaciated
Allegheny Plateau, and habituate to new circumstances easily. For instance
in central and southern Geauga county they are often reported nesting in
hanging planters.

If you are on the higher elevations in Lake, Geauga, eastern Cuyahoga,
Northern Summit, Portage and Ashtabula counties, you have a good chance of
finding nesting Juncos in habitats with forests, good quality running water
and a healthy herbaceous ground cover layer.

Haans


On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Lisle Merriman <
<000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> Have seen a Brown Thrasher four days in a row in Parma, near office
> (heavily industrial area near Brookpark Rd and Chevrolet Blvd.; Cuyahoga
> Cty). Suspect he is nesting in shrubs; he's perched on wires and carrying
> on wonderfully.
> Also saw four male Dark-Eyed Juncos at Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, South
> Chagrin Reservation (Cuyahoga Cty), on Sunday 6/18. Seems a bit odd, but
> perhaps not; hemlock ravine.
>
> happy summer birding!
>
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Date: 6/22/17 6:57 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Important discussion
Birders in Arkansas are talking about bird food--not the schlock we put
out on the patio, but the natural food sources birds have used for
millennia. Their discussion is at http://birding.aba.org/maillist/AR .
We have reached a point where only elderly observers remember seeing
clouds of fireflies in the city, bugs swarming around porch lights and
streetlights, gobs of dead insects on the screens underneath the car's
hood, etc. I recall moving into Columbus's Clintonville in 1990, when on
many a summer evening I walked down to the school, where nighthawks
hunted insects in the lights of the local schoolyard, buzzing as they
harvested the mosquitoes I attracted. Too often removal of local
vegetation is followed by mists of chemical pesticides. Nearly all
nighthawks are seen here now only during their quick migratory fall
returns from remote areas in Canada to South America, and butterflies
are getting harder and harder to find. It's hard to say exactly what
ripping the web of life will bring, but birders will be among the first
to notice it.
Bill Whan
Columbus

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Date: 6/22/17 5:28 am
From: Lisle Merriman <000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Brown Thrasher; Juncos
Have seen a Brown Thrasher four days in a row in Parma, near office (heavily industrial area near Brookpark Rd and Chevrolet Blvd.; Cuyahoga Cty).  Suspect he is nesting in shrubs; he's perched on wires and carrying on wonderfully.
Also saw four male Dark-Eyed Juncos at Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, South Chagrin Reservation (Cuyahoga Cty), on Sunday 6/18.  Seems a bit odd, but perhaps not; hemlock ravine.

happy summer birding!

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Date: 6/22/17 5:14 am
From: Adams, Kathy <kadams...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-headed woodpecker question
Hello - I'm new to this list serve, but think that it might be the place to
pose this question. I live just north of Lucas, Ohio. Since 2005, each
year I have had red-headed woodpeckers nesting on my 10 acre wooded lot. In
about 2003 (prior to the farm being split and sold for building lots) the
woods was logged with some older large trees left standing.

Since building our home in 2005, most of the 10 acres has been left to
recover and now has a pretty heavy growth. This year is the first year of
no red-headed woodpeckers. We still have the rest - red-bellied, pileated,
etc. I am wondering if there has been a general decline in the red-headed
in north central Ohio or if they may have moved to a location that is less
dense?

Thank you for any information - I miss them!
Kathy Adams

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Date: 6/21/17 7:14 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] BattelleDarbyWetlands,6-21:rails,bitterns
The Teal Trail across from the Nature Center entrance road was in prime form this morning, with lots of singing or calling wetland birds. The reeds are rather high, though, so seeing many of them is trickier. (Hopefully the MetroParks might be thinking of an observation platform here, hint hint. Even a large mound would be a help.) An hour spent with Delaware visitors Gina Sheridan & Dennis Murphy found

Virginia Rails - 6+ calling adults right near the trails. Several times we paused and watched as adults roamed through the edge of the cattails just next to the trail.

Soras - not as easily seen, but we did hear 3-4

Bitterns - an American Bittern flushed partway out the trail, and Gina actually saw a Least Bittern as well (I only heard one, with its soft eerie cooing).

CommonMoorhen - heard one, but couldn't see it.

Blue-winged Teals - several fly-bys

Marsh Wrens - abundant, with 10+ in the first 1/4 mile of marsh

Swamp Sparrows - at least 2 were singing along the trail

Add in the more expected birds - blackbirds, willow flycatchers, meadowlarks, etc. - and the place was abuzz with birds. June is definitely a good time to visit a wetland.

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Date: 6/21/17 6:38 pm
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Nighthawks - Lorain Cty
Just came in from our Sheffield Village yard after hearing a Common Nighthawk moving over our house. Moments later it was back with a second Nighthawk peenting AND booming through the sky. So cool to hear the boom part of their call - a first for me! Best of birding.

Patty McKelvey
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Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
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Date: 6/21/17 4:41 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Summit, Wayne and Stark County finds
took a road trip to try for additions to the 2017 list and
other less-often-seen (by us) birds.

Wecht Rd (east of Dalton, Wayne Co) did not disappoint.

- 3 or more dickcissels up close (hard to tell if we kept seeing
the same birds). also a Savannah sparrow and a meadowlark,
and on nearby Rt 30 a possible peregrine falcon (by silhouette).

Sippo Lake (Perry twsp, Stark Co) had a variety.

- several Balt orioles incl a young one, many green herons,
the most we have ever seen in one day, a likely broad-winged
hawk and a bevy of singing catbirds, among others.

North Reservoir (Portage Lakes, Summit Co)

- the "apartment complex" of purple martins is full. pair of
osprey on the cell tower nest, couldn't tell if any young up there.

41 species is pretty good for a June day for us.

- Elaine & Marty Cohen

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Date: 6/21/17 3:53 pm
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski - young birds
I am seeing many birds carrying food feeding young and young birds
It is interesting how colorless some of these birds are

Young birds
Warblers
Black-and-white
Worm-eating
Prairie
Yellow-breasted Chat
Towhee-male
Baltimore Oriole-male
E Wood Peewee
Cedar Waxwing
Scarlet Tanager
E Kingbird

Behavior
A young male Baltimore Oriole is chasing his parents for food He is making a lot of noise, but his parents are foraging and eating what they find. ignoring him
A young Blue-winged Warbler is begging the parents as they find and eat caterpillars The young bird in the end starts foraging
Cedar Waxwing adult feeding young berries
Worm-eating Warbler and Red-headed Woodpecker are carrying food

For more info on the 20 Breeding Warblers, there specific habitat, and where to bird-- go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest

Bruce Simpson- Nature Photographer


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Date: 6/21/17 12:48 pm
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] dickcissel in Mahoning Co.
I found a singing male dickcissel in Poland Twp. in Mahoning Co. this afternoon.  The bird was in the tall weeds of the landfill adjacent to the gravel parking lot of Poland Twp. Park.  This is off Moore Rd.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 6/20/17 7:21 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] A few birds
Yesterday I was on the Ledges Trail at CVNP testing out a camera but I was pleased to hear at least one singing Winter Wren and a Veery in the mid afternoon.

After that, I spent some time at Horseshoe Pond and saw a Green Heron carrying sticks & it looked like it was taking them to a nest in a pine tree. Do these birds nest later than Great Blues & others?

I had another Green Heron this AM at Wood Hollow Metro Park

Then tonite, I happened to look out my patio doors just in time to see an Osprey carrying off a fish it had just caught in the small pond at the apt complex. Wonder if it's the same bird I saw fishing a few weeks ago? Maybe a nest is somewhere near Rt 8/Hudson?

I think Spotted SPs must have nested at the pond--I see one or two most days.

Peggy Wang
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Date: 6/20/17 6:37 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] song...wood thrush. Geauga Co.
About 10 minutes ago, 9:15 pm, sitting at my desk, I noticed a wood thrush singing. Ive been fortunate to
have wood thrushes nesting close to my house for the last couple of years, and find that
they are among the earliest voices I hear in the morning, and the latest. Such beautiful vocalists!

Inga Schmidt
Chagrin River Road Geauga Co at the Cuy. Co. line

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Date: 6/20/17 3:36 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Tallmadge Meadows, Stow
I'm at the far, West side near 91, at the big stand of trees. 2 American Kestrel were in one of the largest trees. Cool find tonight!

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Date: 6/20/17 5:30 am
From: Paul Dubuc <pauldubuc...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] northern bobwhite Warren County
In Spring 2015, a fellow poster on a smallmouth bass forum put up a photo of a "swarm of baby birds" that clambered over his feet on a Little Miami-side game trail near Middletown and Corwin Roads in this very vicinity. The pic was of Northern Bobwhites. So perhaps not a recent release!

Bird well,

Paul

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> On Jun 19, 2017, at 2:23 PM, Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...> wrote:
>
> I was amazed and delighted to hear a northern bobwhite calling today--first
> time in many years. Location was a farm/cow pasture on Middletown Road,
> east of Hwy. 42, just west of the intersection with Red Oak Road. I have
> heard and seen bobolinks in this area from Red Oak Road the last couple
> years, but not this year, although I did hear some dickcissels. I assume
> the presence of the quail must be the result of a recent release, but still
> hearing that call takes me back about 50 years.
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Date: 6/19/17 11:25 am
From: Margaret Bowman <mbowman...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
Last Friday, I had MANY Marsh Wrens in the wetlands along Chippewa Inlet
Trail North (north of Buckeye Woods Park) in Medina County. In addition to
all those I heard singing, whenever I stopped to clap my hands in hopes of
getting a Sora to respond, another Marsh Wren would pop up within feet of me
and start scolding. Those were the first I had seen or heard this year.

Margaret Bowman
County listing addict

-----Original Message-----
From: robert lane
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:51 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens

Back on June 5th, a request was made for the status of Marsh Wrens in other
locations in Ohio. Meaningful responsive interest did not happen. As of
today, June 18th, the Marsh Wrens, none, have returned to The Guilford Lake
Marsh / Depot Road Marsh / or as it is now called, The Firestone-Yeagley
Wildlife Area, in Columbiana County. In years past this location has had
numerous, easily heard and seen Marsh Wrens. Where are they, and why have
they not returned? Has anyone out there in bird land had the same experience
this year, or have any thoughts on this disappointing phenomenon.


Bob Lane / neighboring Mahoning County

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Date: 6/19/17 11:24 am
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] northern bobwhite Warren County
I was amazed and delighted to hear a northern bobwhite calling today--first
time in many years. Location was a farm/cow pasture on Middletown Road,
east of Hwy. 42, just west of the intersection with Red Oak Road. I have
heard and seen bobolinks in this area from Red Oak Road the last couple
years, but not this year, although I did hear some dickcissels. I assume
the presence of the quail must be the result of a recent release, but still
hearing that call takes me back about 50 years.

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Date: 6/19/17 9:16 am
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
My father lives on the Ottawa River within the Toledo city limits. This
year, for the first time ever that I can recall, he has Marsh Wrens living
in the marshy edge. The reason may be that the water level is higher than
it has been in years, and the marshy area has at least several inches of
water, if not more. In previous years, it was just mud. It is a small
area, but I would estimate I heard at least three singing males, if not
more. But in any case, this appears to be a new site for Marsh Wrens in
the state.

Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 9:51 PM, robert lane <ohiomagpie...> wrote:

> Back on June 5th, a request was made for the status of Marsh Wrens in
> other locations in Ohio. Meaningful responsive interest did not happen. As
> of today, June 18th, the Marsh Wrens, none, have returned to The Guilford
> Lake Marsh / Depot Road Marsh / or as it is now called, The
> Firestone-Yeagley Wildlife Area, in Columbiana County. In years past this
> location has had numerous, easily heard and seen Marsh Wrens. Where are
> they, and why have they not returned? Has anyone out there in bird land had
> the same experience this year, or have any thoughts on this disappointing
> phenomenon.
>
>
> Bob Lane / neighboring Mahoning County
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Date: 6/19/17 6:32 am
From: Matt <mmvalencic...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
I, too, am wondering why I have not heard Marsh Wrens singing in the backwater marsh of LaDue Reservoir in Geauga County. Swamp Sparrows and all other expected species are 'on site'. I will continue to watch for them.

Matt Valencic


> On Jun 18, 2017, at 9:51 PM, robert lane <ohiomagpie...> wrote:
>
> Back on June 5th, a request was made for the status of Marsh Wrens in other locations in Ohio. Meaningful responsive interest did not happen. As of today, June 18th, the Marsh Wrens, none, have returned to The Guilford Lake Marsh / Depot Road Marsh / or as it is now called, The Firestone-Yeagley Wildlife Area, in Columbiana County. In years past this location has had numerous, easily heard and seen Marsh Wrens. Where are they, and why have they not returned? Has anyone out there in bird land had the same experience this year, or have any thoughts on this disappointing phenomenon.
>
>
> Bob Lane / neighboring Mahoning County
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Date: 6/18/17 6:51 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Where Are The Guilford Lake Marsh Wrens
Back on June 5th, a request was made for the status of Marsh Wrens in other locations in Ohio. Meaningful responsive interest did not happen. As of today, June 18th, the Marsh Wrens, none, have returned to The Guilford Lake Marsh / Depot Road Marsh / or as it is now called, The Firestone-Yeagley Wildlife Area, in Columbiana County. In years past this location has had numerous, easily heard and seen Marsh Wrens. Where are they, and why have they not returned? Has anyone out there in bird land had the same experience this year, or have any thoughts on this disappointing phenomenon.


Bob Lane / neighboring Mahoning County

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Date: 6/18/17 2:54 pm
From: Jeff Grabmeier <jgrabmeier...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blue Grosbeak, Williams County
While doing my Breeding Bird Survey route in Williams County this morning,
I found a Blue Grosbeak on Country Rd. H, just west of County Rd. 12. It
flew onto a power line and sang briefly before flying north. I could not
relocate it.

It also seems to be a particularly good year for Dickcissels in the
county. I found them at five separate locations along my route.

Jeff Grabmeier
Columbus

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Date: 6/18/17 10:31 am
From: Ira Shulgin <0000000950790161-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Dickcissels in SWACO Columbus
At least 2 Dickcissels were singing along Young rd. behind the fence in good habitat for them. Another bird was found more south off Sharp rd.

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Date: 6/18/17 10:15 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] urbanScioto,Columbus,6-18: egrets,orioles
I stopped at a series of birding areas along the Scioto River near downtown Columbus, starting at Scioto Audubon MetroPark, and working west to Confluence Park, Long St.Dam, Grandview, Shrum Mound, and Griggs Dam. There were lots of resident breeders, though nothing terribly out-of-the-ordinary. Notables included:

Cormorants - they're officially abundant now, with birds at every stop, and commuter flying all along the river. The colony at Shrum Mound had 80+ birds.

Great Egrets - also widespread, with birds flying over most spots along the river. The Shrum Mound colony had 30 individuals.

Osprey - the Scioto Audubon birds were feeding a large chick at their parking lot nest

Gulls - couldn't find the Herring at Shrum Mound, but did have Ring-billed at several spots (Scioto Audubon, Confluence, Griggs Dam)

E.Kingbirds - usually rare in the urban area, several were at both Scioto Audubon and Griggs Reservoir

Swallows - small flocks of Tree, Rough-winged, and Cliffs were all along the river, and a few banks were around their favored haunts around Griggs Dam

Warblers - scarce, but did have Yellow-throated at several places (Scioto Audubon, Long St.Dam, Griggs), and Prothonotaries (2 @ SCioto Audubon), Parula (Griggs), Yellows (may spots), and Common Yellowthroats (SCioto Audubon)

Orioles - Baltimores were abundant, particularly at Scioto Audubon (6+) and Griggs (8+). Orchards were no slouches either, with 3 at Scioto Audubon and another at Griggs.

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Date: 6/18/17 3:18 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverRavines,6-16:Broad-wingedHawk,waterthrushes
I visited several ravine areas along the east shore of Hoover Reservoir - Twin Bridges, Duncan Glen, Walnut Ravine (Area S) - to see what unusual summer birds were hiding in them. The area is an extension of the ravines at Hoover, with bluffs capped by sandstone cut into forested ravines, and can have many of the same unusual birds. Included among the finds of the morning were:

Broad-winged Hawk - an adult was calling over Walnut Ravine. They're very rare summering birds near Columbus, usually in our big forest patches - Blendon Woods, Hoover Reservoir, or Alum Creek Lake.

Red-shouldered Hawk - an adult soaring over Walnut Ravine, perhaps responding to the Broad-wing

Barred Owl - a single adult was lurking in the woods at Walnut Ravine

Pileated Woodpecker - all of the ravines had them

Prothonotary Warblers - singing birds were at Twin Bridges and Duncan Glen

Louisiana Waterthrush - an adult was being followed by a juvenile at Duncan Glen, while a single adult was at Walnut Ravine

Scarlet Tanagers - 2 were song-dueling at Duncan Glen, while another was at Walnut Ravine

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Date: 6/17/17 5:25 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PickPonds,BlacklickCreekGreenway,6-15: egrets,thrashers,chats
Sorry for the delay, but my ISP had issues with my browser. I visited these park areas southeast of Columbus back on Thursday, and had lots of the expected summer residents, though some unusual numbers on a few. Notable were:

Great Egrets - 22 were crowded into the Wood Duck marsh at Pick Ponds, many with nuptial plumes. Since it seem far for the Shrum Mound birds to commute, I suspect there may be a closer rookery.

Cuckoo - despite being in prime habitat, I could only find 1 Yellow-billed all morning.

Brown Thrashers - at least 1 was at nearly every stop; Chatterton had 3. They seem to be profiting from the succesional growth along many of these park areas

Black&White Warbler - 1-2 often summer in the grapevine tangles along the Blacklick Creek Greenway. I had 1 bird singing along the bikepath just north of Cruiser Park

Yellow-br.Chat - 1 was singing at Pick POnds (Meadowlark Trail), and 2 more were along the Blacklick Creek Greenway. They may be taking advantage of the same habitat as the thrashers.

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Date: 6/17/17 2:58 am
From: Jon <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Thanks for the Whips!
Hello!

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the folks (although I hope I did so personally to each one too) for responding to my questions about the presence of Whip-poor-wills in Ohio. As I have suspected, it seems that the extreme south and southeast part of the state is the most reliable area for this species in Ohio. Most of the feedback indicates that they are becoming uncommon, if not rare, north of I-70. It also appears that there may be a few exceptions north of I-70 in the eastern unglaciated areas. Last year, Kent Miller had one calling east of Wattsville in Carroll Co, which is not far from northern Jefferson Co. Bob Lane and Jeff Harvey have recently had one in Columbiana Co. It appears that birds in NE Ohio would be very uncommon at this point, again probably rare.

Thank you again for all of your reports, stories, and historical perspectives. We have a vibrant, talented, and engaged birding community here in Ohio.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.


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Date: 6/16/17 2:24 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Osprey and Cliff Swallow breeding success in Geauga County.
Last week Bob Lane gave us an update of the 20+ Osprey nests around Berlin
Lake as well as a Cliff Swallow update. Today I am sharing similar
information for Geauga County.



In 2016 we had 8 nests with chicks throughout the county, all on
communication towers. So far this year there are 10 active nests but,
because the chicks are so small right now, I can only confirm chicks in 6 of
them. One nest has 2 chicks and the rest I saw only one.



Nine towers are within 1 mile of a decent size lake or the Upper Cuyahoga
river. The 10th is just 2 miles from East Branch Reservoir.



Regarding Cliff Swallows, I visited the only bridge I am aware of (north end
of E. Branch Reservoir) and counted 156 mud nests with 52 confirmed to have
chicks (either saw a chick in the opening or watched an adult enter). I'm
sure more are successful but my low count for eBird was 100 individuals.
Can't prove it but I suspect between 150 and 200 is more likely.



I will try to check out more bridges in the coming weeks. If you know of
any please let me know. Again, this is only for Geauga County.



All this data has been entered in eBird. You've heard me on my soapbox
before - if you haven't started using eBird I would encourage you to do so.
Selfishly, it keeps track of your lifelist, but the data it contains is so
"rich" for many, many people. Please consider joining and using if you have
not done so. It is free.



Matt Valencic

Geauga County





"It is in giving that we receive."




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Date: 6/16/17 7:39 am
From: Sally Isacco <disacco...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Upland Sandpipers and more!
Had a great relaxing morning on Stollacker Rd. butt birding in Ashtabula
Co., Ohio. Much to keep you entertained incl. Meadowlarks, Bobolinks,
Killdeers, Savannah Sparrows not to mention the Upland Sandpipers!
Pictures on e-bird report.
Sally Isacco, Chardon

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Date: 6/16/17 4:49 am
From: Jon <jcefus...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Whip-poor-wills in Ohio
Hello!

I was just wondering how many folks are hearing Eastern Whip-poor-wills in Ohio and if they are being reported much. Personally, I have only heard them once and that was during the 2015 survey that I did with Ben Morrison and Kent Miller in Noble County. I have tried in Carroll County without success and also this year in Tuscarawas County without success.

I guess part of what I am asking is whether or not folks who have been paying attention to this species over the years are noticing a decrease in hearing Whips at night, or if they are very localized and I just have not hit the right spots yet. Do people find that it is better just after sunset, throughout the night, or in the early morning before sunrise? Finally, are folks out there hearing them, but not reporting them?

Any productive feedback is much appreciated.

Happy birding!

Jon Cefus
Carroll Co.


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Date: 6/16/17 4:31 am
From: Elmer Hochstetler <000003485f7fe84c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ashland Co. Dickcissel
Heard a Dickcissel singing yesterday @ about 5:15 PM heard again today @ 7:00 AMaddress: 2727 CR 775 - Perrysville, OH 44864The house number on the mailbox (with a bungee cord around it)  is hard to see but the house just south of it is 2726. It was singing behind the house-East side of the road.
Not a very good place to stop . . . the road is busy.Seen on my unofficial  "bike commute to work" list. Regards: Elmer Hochstetler

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Date: 6/15/17 4:19 pm
From: Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 7 White-breasted Nuthatches
About 7:30pm yesterday, while I was out "gardening" I heard soft nuthatch-like calls, looked at the crabapple tree
and counted 7 Nuthatches circling the branches. Watching, one of the just fledged young went in a knot hole and came
out several times. The adult then flew to the sunflower feeder and the six young followed, all flying, dipping & rising, perching on the shrubs surrounding the feeder, still calling. What an experience.

Carole Babyak NE Ohio Trumbull Co.

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Date: 6/15/17 1:46 pm
From: James Muller <jrmuller12+<birding...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Franklin County -- Shrum Mound rookery
An exciting night last night at the heron rookery! I found two first-year Black-crowned Night-Herons on the island, along with one adult. Based on the clumsy, hopping flights I witnessed, these bird were born on the island and, based on my correspondence with Bill Whan, might be a first confirmed BCNH nest for Franklin County.

I also counted at least four Great Egret nests, and close to 10 Great Blue Heron nests. Double-crested Cormorants were present in numbers around 200 birds with multiple nests. Interestingly, I saw a single Herring Gull pushing gravel around at the top edge of a large boulder. This is exactly the type of place that Herring Gulls nested on this island before, so it's possible that they're planning another attempt.

If you want to see the rookery yourself, the address for Shrum Mound is:

3141 McKinley Ave, Columbus, OH 43204

You can climb to the top of the mound with a scope for easy viewing. A good reason to get out birding for those suffering the "summer doldrums!"

James Muller

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Date: 6/15/17 1:35 pm
From: <bluebirdfan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Sandhill crane SUMMIT CO
I was driving south on Rt 21 between Rt 162 and Minor Rd. when I saw a sandhill crane fly over the highway from west to east near wolf creek/headwaters of Barberton Reservoir. I am aware of no public access to wetlands in this area, but if someone does know of any access points I'd love to hear about it.

Karen Gray : Copley OH

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Date: 6/14/17 6:25 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ohio records of Carolina Parakeet
An article appeared a couple of days ago with a more accurate map of the
North American distribution of this extinct bird:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3135/full
It shows a presumably more accurate distribution in Ohio (see Fig 1).
The OSU Museum in Columbus has seven specimens of this species: three
are documented as from Florida, and four have no data as to location.
There are probably more specimens in Ohio museums--certainly in Toledo,
Cincinnati, Cleveland, etc.--but as far as I know these museums do not
make data on their specimen collections publicly available on the
internet; you have to ask. Smaller museums probably have specimens, too,
though securing their documentation, if any, is at times difficult.
There at doubtless Ohio specimens in some of the great national museums,
too; these museums usually offer on-line data on their bird collections.
A dogged search in museums might offer much more information on the
distribution of this species in Ohio. The authors of this article may
offer help, but perseverance is required. The Ohio presence of this
species needs some clarification, and I offer this as a project for an
Ohio researcher.
--Bill Whan

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Date: 6/14/17 6:17 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Random birds
I had a Spotted Sandpiper walk up to my apt patio 2 days ago. My apt is near the small pond in the complex but it was still a bit of a surprise.

Then yesterday, as I was on Rt 8 N just N of Cuyahoga Falls, an Osprey flew over.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 6/13/17 7:10 pm
From: Regina Schieltz <reginasch54...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Darke Co. Spotted Sand pipers
This evening I found 2 spotted sandpipers on Hillgrove-Woodington Road just
east of 118 . This is north of Greenville.
There were also about 10 Killdeer and some blackbirds.

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Date: 6/13/17 4:17 pm
From: Dan Best <bestdan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Black Vulture - Cuyahoga County...
Andy: was the food so bad that it drew black vultures up from mid-state on south?

Dan

> On Jun 13, 2017, at 5:31 PM, Andy Avram <ajavram...> wrote:
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> I was at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today and had a Black Vulture flying over the food court by the lions.
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Date: 6/13/17 4:14 pm
From: Ohio birds <kshank...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] some interesting info
Yo!


Some of my friends think that's really interesting, check it out http://bit.do/dwkQQ

Looking forward, Ohio birds


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Date: 6/13/17 2:32 pm
From: Andy Avram <ajavram...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black Vulture - Cuyahoga County...
I was at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today and had a Black Vulture flying over the food court by the lions.


Andy


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Date: 6/13/17 1:35 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] PrairieOaks,6-13: Bell'sVireo,CliffSwallows,BlueGrosbeak
I dodged thundershowers this morning, not always successfully, as I visited sections of this MetroPark west of Columbus and nearby areas. I stopped at Sycamore Plains, US40 Bridge, Darby Bend Lakes, and North Canoe Launch at Prairie Oaks, as well as Kuhlwein wetlands of Battelle-Darby and the Hellbranch conservation areas and Clover Cemetery wetlands. The cooler temperatures were welcome, and seemed to keep birds more active. Unusual finds included:

Bell's Vireo - the bird that was at the western edge of Darby Bend Lakes appears to have moved to the cedar glade along the entrance road where he was singing today

Other Vireos - White-eyed & yellow-throated were both at the Sycamore Plains Trail, while Warblings were at several spots around Darby Bend Lakes

Cliff Swallows - I found several gathering mud at Darby Bend Lakes, so I checked the nearest bridge over Darby Creek (Beach Rd). Sure enough, there's a colony of 6-8 nests there.

Brown Thrashers - birds were at several locations, much more noticeable than usual

Yellow-br.Chats - singers were at Sycamore Plains, Darby Bend lakes, and Clover Cemetery wetlands.

Other warblers - aside from abundant Common Yellowthroats, other warblers were scarce. Yellow-throated were at most stops along the creek, while a singing Parula was at Darby Bend Lakes

Blue Grosbeak - one was singing along the bikepath south of the Kuhlwein wetland parking area, a spot where they've nested in past years

Orioles - Baltimores were at many locations, but also had Orchards in many spots, including Clover Cemetery wetlands, Sycamore Plains, and Darby Bend Lakes

Meadowlarks - surprisingly common, with birds in many grassland areas; 4 were in the prairie at the entrance to Sycamore Plains trailhead.

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Date: 6/13/17 12:52 pm
From: Paul B. Swarmer <pbsphoto...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Bittern
Yesterday I observed an American bittern at Killbuck Marsh where Force Rd. ends at the marsh from the west.

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Date: 6/13/17 7:52 am
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] New eBird shared bird reporting hotspots are active
Ohio birders have added several shared bird reporting hotspots to eBird.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/



Ashtabula County

Friends of Conneaut Creek Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Friends+of+Conneaut+Creek+Park



Cuyahoga County

Greenbriar Commons Life Trail

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Greenbriar+Commons+Life+Trail

Meadowood Westlake Golf Course

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Meadowood+Westlake+Golf+Course



Morrow County

Delaware Wildlife Area--Claypool Run (Morrow Co.)

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Delaware+Wildlife+Area--Claypool+Run



Fairfield County

Eagles Nest Disc Golf Course

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Eagles+Nest+Disc+Golf+Course



Franklin County

Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail--Portman Park to Shannon Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Blacklick+Creek+Greenway+Trail--Portman+Park+to+Shannon+Road

Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail--Shannon Rd. to Three Creeks

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Blacklick+Creek+Greenway+Trail--Shannon+Road+to+Three+Creeks



Lake County

Avery Dennison Parking Lot

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Avery+Dennison+Parking+Lot



Ross County

Grandview Cemetery

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



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 6/13/17 6:56 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Lane Damascus Yard Life List Reaches "150"
During the past three days we have had a new addition to our yard Life List, a pair of Eastern Kingbirds. Our little paradise, about an acre in size, is located in the hamlet of Damascus in southwestern Mahoning County. The property consists of hilly terrain, a spring fed tributary of The Mahoning River crossing the yard, with a secluded backyard consisting of some mature spruce trees and a variety of other tree species. From our front porch, the half mile view is a pasture with horses and cows, a pine plantation, and an agricultural field. A cell tower to the back of the property provides a view of an Osprey nest, presently with two little ones. Our list of 150 species consists of any birds we have seen from the parameter of our yard. An average day count in summer is about 32 species. Some of our more exciting yard nesters are Red-headed Woodpecker, Purple Finch, and a pair of Eastern Bluebirds on our gazebo. Some of the memorable visitors to our place have been 2 Black-billed Magpies, a Rufous Hummingbird, Virginia Rail, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Mourning Warbler, and back when, Evening Grosbeak. Sometimes you have to love life at home.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 6/13/17 5:09 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mohican State Park birds and eastern hemlock trees
Mohican State Park and Forest in Ashland County is well known to
birders. The river gorge where the eastern hemlocks are has Canada and
magnolia warblers, among other warblers, veeries and hermit thrushes and
occasionally winter wrens.
The hemlock trees will be under attack by a nonnative insect called
the woolly adelgid. This insect has killed hundreds of acres of hemlock
trees in North Carolina. A species of beetle is experimentally being used
to eradicate the woolly adelgid. It appears the beetle will not prevent the
destruction of hemlocks at Mohican by wooly adelgid. This nonnative insect
is currently at Hocking Hills Ohio. It is spread by wind, birds,
horticultural plants and campers.
The colder winters at Mohican as opposed to further south, at least
before climate change, may slow down the wooly adelgid. No one knows for
sure. Chemicals can kill the pest but this remedy is unlikely because of
the cost and its lethal effects on invertebrates, etc.
When the eastern hemlocks are gone at Mohican we will loose an ecology
somewhat like that of the Canadian boreal forests. No longer will Mohican's
"specialty" birds be seen in summer.
It will be a sad day when Mohican's hemlocks are gone.So get to
Mohican and enjoy what we may not have a few decades from now.
John Herman

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Date: 6/12/17 6:23 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Stow
I've been sitting on my patio watching quite a few birds pass by as well as come to the feeders. On of the best this evening was an Osprey flying over. Right now I have a number of bats doing laps right over me! Maybe they'll get all the mosquitoes...

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Date: 6/12/17 5:53 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] WalnutWoods-to-Stage'sPond,6-12:thrashers,flycatchers
I stopped at Walnut Woods Tall Pines area, then worked my way south to Stage's Pond, stopping at several spots along & near Walnut Creek. Nothing terribly unusual, but it was a fairly birdy morning until the heat really settled in around 11. Notables included:

cuckoos - despite being in good habitat, I only heard 1 Yellow-billed, near Rickenbacker Airport. Perhaps they've moved to a cicada outbreak further west.

flycatchers - loads of Pewees, plus good #s of Acadians & Willows, at many stops. Wood Pewees seem to be extraordinarily abundant around Columbus right now.

Vireos - nothing very unusual, but did have White-eyed at Walnut Woods and Yellow-throated at Hardisty Rd. ravine

Wood Thrushes - another birds that seems to be increased, with many in the shrubs growing under dead ash trees. Stage's Pond had 12+, Walnut Woods had 6, and they were at many smaller woodlots too.

BrownThrasher - another bird that seems on the rebound. Stage's Pond had 5, while singles were at many other places

Warblers - Nothing very unusual, but did have 2 N.Parulas at hardisty Ravine and a Chat at Walnut Woods

Tanagers - the only ones were at Stage's Pond, which had 2 Scarlets and 1 Summer, all singing

Vesper Sparrow - 1 was singing along Ward Rd, west of Stage's Pond

Orioles - Baltimores at many locations, but the only Orchards were singles at Walnut Woods and Hardisty Rd.Ravine.

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Date: 6/11/17 12:48 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] SciotoGrove,BerlinerParks,6-11:Prothonotaries,BankSwallows
I spent a few hours in these two parks along the Scioto River south of Columbus, and found about what you might expect here in mid-June. There were quite a few singing residents, but some unexpected birds as well. The notables included:

BankSwallows - a flock of 16-20 were foraging around the river & wetland pond at Scioto Grove
AcadianFlycatchers - 3-4 in riparian woods of each park
Wood Thrushes - 5-6 were singing in the riparian woods at Scioto Grove, but none were at Berliner
Prothonotary Warblers - 2 were singing at each park, along the river in the riparian woods
American Redstart - 1 was singing in the riparian woods at Scioto Grove.
Grasshopper Sparrow - at least one was singing in the weedfield at the entrance to Scioto Grove
Great Egrets - 2 were flying up the river, one in each park, while one was fishing near the Greenlawn Dam

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Date: 6/11/17 11:39 am
From: Simpson, Bruce <simpson...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-Songbirds, waterbirds
Blendon Woods Metro Park is located in the northeast corner of Columbus
off of Rte 161 and I 270. Take the Little Turtle Way exit

Below is a list of some of the birds seen June 11th ( Sun)

Lake Trail
Acadian Flycatcher-2
E Wood Peewee-2
E Towhee-male
E Bluebird-pair
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Thoreau Lake
Olive-sided Flycatcher-singing
Wood Duck-female with 3 Ducklings
Mallard-3 males, female with 3 Ducklings
E Phoebe-2 adults and 1 young
Barn Swallow
Green Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Yellow Warbler
Indigo Bunting

Nature Center
Turkeys-8 males
Chimney Swifts

Brookside Trail
Scarlet Tanager
Hooded Warbler-2
Yellow-throated Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Ruby-throated Humingbird
Bird nests
N Cardinal
Wood Thrush

Overlook Trail
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Warbler
Carolina Wren

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Nature Center
614-895-6221

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in
Columbus

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Date: 6/11/17 4:51 am
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-O S Flycatcher
Blendon Woods Columbus Ohio
West Blind-Thoreau Lake
Olive- sided Flycatcher

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Date: 6/10/17 2:23 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] LeadinghamPrairie,6-10:Bell'sVireo,Dickcissels
I tagged along on an Ohio Lepidopterists trip to this Clark County park between Springfield & Dayton (as well as nearby Siebenthaler Fen), and was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of birdlife. Included among the highlights at Leadingham were:

Bell's Vireo - 1 was singing along the north (back margin of the prairie, next to the wetland
Dickcissels - at least 2 were singing in the first old field behind the old farm
Bald Eagle - an adult flew by along the Mad River near the parking area at the intersection of Spangler & Union Rds
Green Herons - at least 2 were flying around between the wetland and a pond in the middle of the prairie
Orchard orioles - at least 3 were singing around the margins of the prairie

The prairie is a large old farm field that has several concentric trails of perhaps 1.5 miles that loop out into it. This spot bears some watching as the summer wears on. The habitat should be good for Sedge Wrens, and who knows what else might turn up.

We didn't get to Siebenthaler until the afternoon, so the birdlist there was not very expansive, but had plenty of expected wetland birds. We also found 2-3 Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies, and quite a few Eyed Browns.

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Date: 6/10/17 4:13 am
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski- 19 Warblers
I am seeing a few Fledglings and a lot of birds carrying food

Fledglings
B W Warbler
W E Vireo
Bluebird
B Thrasher.
Wood Duck

Carrying Food
Towhee
C Waxwing
W E Vireo
Warblers
Prairie
Blue-winged
Chestnut-sided
Louisiana Waterthrush
Y B Chat-kadidid
For more info on the 20 Breeding Warblers, their specific habitat, and where to bird go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest

Bruce Simpson- Nature Photographer

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Date: 6/8/17 7:27 am
From: Plante, Stanley <PlanteSV...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wild Turkey - I-77 Downtown Cleveland
I love Wild turkeys. Had a male walking calmly along the shoulder of I-77 this morning, northbound, on the bridge over I-490.

Good birding.

Stan Plante


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Date: 6/7/17 11:23 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Berlin Lake Area Ospreys And Cliff Swallows
This morning, Wednesday, from about 9:00AM to about 12 noon, I did my annual check on this years active Osprey nests and the abundance of Cliff Swallows in and around the Berlin Lake Area. Berlin Lake stretches thru three counties in northeastern Ohio, the western edge of Mahoning, the southeastern corner of Portage, and the northeastern corner of Stark. Twenty-four nest sites were found. Of the nests, 15 are on cell towers, 3 on transmission towers, 4 on wooden utility poles, and 2 on wooden hacking structures, all provided by man. Amazing is the fact that during The Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas of 1982 thru 1987, there were no Osprey nests recorded in Ohio. A brief description of Berlin Lake taken from US Army Corps Of Engineers data is, in summer the length of the lake at normal pool is 18.6 miles long, with 70 miles of shoreline, and a maximum depth of 76 feet at the dam. To anyone wishing to observe an Osprey nest up close and personal, go to the southeast corner of SR225 and Greenbower Road, a short distance north of the city of Alliance. The nest is about thirty above the edge of the road. Look for the House Sparrows residing in the lower part of the nest. A couple of interesting finds this morning were, an Osprey nest on a light pole right on the edge of daily action, at the boat ramp at The Mill Creek Recreation Area, and a last years Osprey nest on a cell tower on German Church Road just west of SR225, now occupied by Bald Eagles. The Berlin Lake Osprey count by the end of the summer could be, with an average of two youngsters per nest, an amazing total of ninety-six. As for the Cliff Swallow population, it seems to be booming. I found nesting at eight bridges and The Berlin Dam. On the inlet structure above the dam, were approximately 215 active nests attached to and around the concrete face. For e-birders, the inlet structure is in Mahoning County. The eastern portion of the concrete dam is in Mahoning County, while the western portion is in Portage County. Berlin Lake spillway discharges into the Mahoning River hemlock laden rocky gorge, which is totally in Mahoning County. Of interest to wildflower enthusiasts, presently downstream of the gaging station, the hillside is a floral display of Fire Pink (Silene virginica), and the potentially threatened species Showy Skullcap (Scutellaria Serrata). What a pleasurable three hour morning close to home.


Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 6/6/17 12:46 pm
From: Ohio birds <kshank...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] ☁some of my thoughts
Greetings!

I just wanted to share with you some of my thoughts, please read them here https://clck.ru/BDrjD

Take care, Ohio birds



From: OHIO-BIRDS [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>]
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 2:46 PM
To: <kshank...>
Subject: 3 weeks? WOW.

[M]Nice job dodging the question mate.[M]
The Emperor responded with the following :
*'Then we are in agreement'*.
The Emperor then gestured to his guards,which gave him a sword,he presented the sword to the Diplomats,it had a writing on it,"Vengeance is one of life's great motivators",in the old Mauryan language.
*'This sword used to belong to my father,Qajar I,he used it in numerous campaign's against the northern kingdoms'*,The Emperor gave it to the diplomats,*'this is my gift to your king'*.


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Date: 6/5/17 4:16 pm
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ottawa NWR Monthly Census
JUNE 04, 2017 - OTTAWA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE MONTHLY CENSUS.
ROUTES: Usual morning and afternoon routes (east and west sides in the
morning, back side in the afternoon), except where closed for eagle nesting.
TIME: 8:00am - 12:20pm; 1:50pm - 6:45am TEMP.: 56 ~ 79 ~ 76 COND.: Cloudy
and gray; light sprinkles starting at 8:25am, changing to steady rain until
8:50am;
rain stopped briefly, front continuing from the west with more rain from
9:00am - 9:30am; rain ending, mostly cloudy turning to clouds/sun mix and
warm and breezy.
OBS. EAST: Ed Pierce, Jim Reyda, Al & Betty Schlecht. OBS. WEST: Mike
Edgington, Jennifer Keuhn, Donna Kuhn, Dave & Kim Myles, Sharon Newell,
Douglas
W. Vogus, Janet Wertz. OBS. AFTERNOON: Bob Bartolotta, Claire Johnson, Ed
Pierce, Jim Reyda, Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 6 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 13
2. Woodchuck - 2
3. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 9
4. Common Muskrat - 4
5. Common Raccoon - 1
6. White-tailed Deer - 4 (1 buck,3 doe)


II. BIRDS: 86 SPECIES, 4,076 TOTAL BIRDS.

1. Canada Goose - 583
2. Mute Swan - 1
3. Trumpeter Swan - 165 (23 cygnets; adults with neckbands: "1AO -
yellow" & "1A2 - yellow")
4. Wood Duck - 166
5. Gadwall - 2
6. Mallard - 139
7. Blue-winged Teal - 4
8. Hooded Merganser - 2 (females)
9. Ruddy Duck - 3
10. Pied-billed Grebe - 17
11. Mourning Dove - 20
12. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 5
13. Chimney Swift - 4
14. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
15. Virginia Rail - 1
16. Common Gallinule - 3
17. Sandhill Crane - 13 (2 adults with 2 colts in Stange Prairie)
18. Killdeer - 26
19. Wilson's Snipe - 1
20. Spotted Sandpiper - 10
21. Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 (in MS2 on the back side)
22. Ring-billed Gull - 39
23. Herring Gull - 3
24. Double-crested Cormorant - 57
25. American Bittern - 1 (calling from the large phragmite stand in MS
8b)
26. Great Blue Heron - 126
27. Great Egret - 173
28. Snowy Egret - 8
29. Green Heron - 11
30. Black-crowned Night-Heron - 19
31. Turkey Vulture - 9
32. Bald Eagle - 10 (3 adult,4 immature,3 juveniles in nests)
33. Red-tailed Hawk - 3
34. Great Horned Owl - 3 (1 immature)
35. Belted Kingfisher - 2
36. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
37. Downy Woodpecker - 10
38. Northern Flicker - 7
39. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 5
40. Willow Flycatcher - 27
41. Eastern Phoebe - 13
42. Great Crested Flycatcher - 7
43. Eastern Kingbird - 20
44. Warbling Vireo - 43
45. Red-eyed Vireo - 2
46. Blue Jay - 18
47. Horned Lark - 8
48. Purple Martin - 57
49. Tree Swallow - 526
50. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 1
51. Bank Swallow - 1
52. Cliff Swallow - 88 (44 nests; 1 leucistic bird photographed by D.W.
Vogus)
53. Barn Swallow - 63
54. Black-capped Chickadee - 4
55. Tufted Titmouse - 2
56. White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
57. House Wren - 34
58. Marsh Wren - 26
59. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
60. Eastern Bluebird - 1
61. Wood Thrush - 1
62. American Robin - 40
63. Gray Catbird - 44
64. Brown Thrasher - 3
65. European Starling - 140
66. Cedar Waxwing - 9
67. House Sparrow - 16
68. House Finch - 4
69. American Goldfinch - 20
70. Prothonotary Warbler - 6
71. Common Yellowthroat - 57
72. Yellow Warbler - 236
73. Wilson's Warbler - 1
74. Chipping Sparrow - 5
75. Field Sparrow - 9
76. Savannah Sparrow - 2
77. Song Sparrow - 137
78. Swamp Sparrow - 8
79. Northern Cardinal - 5
80. Indigo Bunting - 7
81. Dickcissel - 2 (males in Adam Grimm Prairie)
82. Red-winged Blackbird - 625
83. Common Grackle - 74
84. Brown-headed Cowbird - 5
85. Orchard Oriole - 1
86. Baltimore Oriole - 19


III. REPTILES: 5 SPECIES.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 11
2. Map Turtle - 2
3. Midland Painted Turtle - 8
4. Eastern Spiny Softshell - 1
5. Northern Water Snake - 2


IV. AMPHIBIANS: 3 SPECIES.

1. Bullfrog - many
2. Green Frog - many
3. Northern Leopard Frog - many


V. FISHES: 1 SPECIES.

1. Common Carp - yes!


VI. BUTTERFLIES: 7 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Black Swallowtail - 3
2. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 1
3. Cabbage Butterfly - 26
4. Viceroy - 2
5. Monarch - 1
6. Silver-spotted Skipper - 2
7. Least Skipper - 1


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 6/5/17 2:33 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Ruddy Ducks - Geauga Co.
I stopped at Pekin Marsh this afternoon to look for the Common Gallinules.
This marsh has had a breeding pair the last couple of years. Saw one Gallinule
earlier this spring, but didnt find them today. Lots of wood ducks have fledged.
I was particularly interested to find three male ruddy ducks, heads tucked in most
of the time. (I didnt see a female, but it is worth going back to keep a watch.
A breeding pair would be of note.)

Inga Schmidt

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Date: 6/5/17 2:06 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Battelle-Darby,6-05:8 warblers,bothTanagers
Summer was in full swing at the MetroPark southwest of Columbus, including muggy temperatures, pop-up thunderstorms, and plenty of mosquitos. The normal Summer specialties here were also on display, including

8 warblers - Yellow, Parula, Yellow-throated, LouisianaWaterthrush, Ovenbird, Kentucky, Hooded, CommonYellowthroat. The Kentuckies were singing along the Terrace Trail and at the entrance to Cedar Ridge picnic area

2 Tanagers - with Scarlets along the Terrace Trail and a Summer at Cedar Ridge

5 flycatchers - WoodPewee, Acadian, Willow, GreatCrested, Phoebe, E.Kingbird

3 Vireos - Yellow-throated, Warbling, and LOTS of Red-eyed

Rose-br.Grosbeak pair along the northwest section of the Terrace Trail, acting like nesters

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Date: 6/5/17 1:24 pm
From: Elaine & Marty Cohen <buckeye4c...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nimisila Birds - nesters or late migrants?
interesting variety at Nimisila Reservoir and environs today (southern
Summit Co.)

6 ospreys and three active nests (one at North Reservoir).
multiple kingbirds, a group of cliff swallows, active purple martin boxes
(also, North Reservoir), several yellow warblers. other usual suspects.....

subject question pertains to these two species seen:

(a) a pair of Caspian terns flying together, and
(b) two individual common loons, at opposite ends of Nimisila.

are these June 5th birds possible local nesters?

- Marty

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Date: 6/5/17 12:40 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Columbiana County Marsh Wrens Have Not Returned Plus
This morning from about 10:30AM to about 12:30PM, I birded the general area around The Firestone Yeagley State Wildlife Area and to the east. To anyone who came to see the recent visiting Glossy Ibis, you are aware of the vast marsh area. Usually by now and in the past, Marsh Wrens at this location are extremely vocal and numerous. There are and have been none. Why??? During my several mile walk here this morning, I recorded fifty species of birds. Some other observations of note were that, mysteriously, the two, usually and easily seen Mute Swan families, one on private land, and on state land, seem to have disappeared. The local Sandhill Crane family with their two one-third size colts, were found about a mile to the east. They could be best viewed with a scope from the top of the hill on Gamble Road, just south of Kelch Road, looking to the northwest in the far corn stubble field. Another treat was finding that there were two little white puff ball Turkey Vultures in their traditional grain bin nest site in an old barn, a mile to the northeast. A good outing, but with some disappointments, but also some highlights.


Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 6/5/17 11:46 am
From: Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Conneaut harbor
I spent a few hours at Conneaut harbor this morning.  It was foggy and misty the first couple hours, then it cleared up some toward the end of my visit.  Birds of note were: red-breasted merganser, 7 bald eagles, ruddy turnstone, 6 semipalmated sandpipers, belted kingfishers, purple martins, and bank swallows.  L. Erie is high and the spit has a lot of standing water on it.  Craig Holt, Lowellville

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Date: 6/5/17 5:04 am
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski -22 Warblers 4 Vireos
For info on 20 Breeding Warblers, there specific habitat and where to bird go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest

Birds carrying food
B W Warbler-male and female
C S Warbler-male and female- up to 3 caterpillars in bill
Prairie Warbler-male and female

Fledglings
W E Vireo
B W Warbler

Noteable
Cape May and Blackburian Warblers singing
Blue- headed Vireo singing
Baltimore Oriole - nest

Bruce Simpson- Nature Photographer

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Date: 6/4/17 2:15 pm
From: Pratt, William <prattwc...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] OHIO-BIRDS Digest - 1 Jun 2017 to 2 Jun 2017 (#2017-151)
Both Baltimore and Orchard Orioles at Hueston Woods near Sugar Camp June 2
2017

On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 12:00 AM, OHIO-BIRDS automatic digest system <
<LISTSERV...> wrote:

> There are 9 messages totaling 523 lines in this issue.
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> Topics of the day:
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> 1. Nelson's Sparrow, Wake Robin
> 2. Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican (2)
> 3. eBird Report - Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail, Jun 2, 2017
> 4. eBird Report - Cuyahoga Valley NP--Ledges Trail and Octagon Shelter,
> Jun
> 2, 2017
> 5. eBird Report - Bath Nature Preserve, Jun 2, 2017
> 6. Batelle Darby Metro Park
> 7. Chats are abundant at Slate run
> 8. Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invite / Columbiana Co
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 13:04:52 +0000
> From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
> Subject: Nelson's Sparrow, Wake Robin
>
> Jerry Talkington reports a Nelson's Sparrow on the Wake Robin trail, Lake
> County
>
> Jen Brumfield
> Cleveland, OH
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 15:00:04 -0400
> From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
> Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican
>
> News for chasers from Allen Chartier...
> BW
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Fwd: Brown Pelican
> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:24:17 -0400
> From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
> To: Whan, Bill <billwhan...>, brumfield, jen
> <elfin_skimmer...>
>
> I am not currently subscribed to Ohio-Birds, but received the report
> (below) from a very competent birder. I suspect that more than a few
> birders would want to try to chase...
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: <amazilia3...>
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lathe Claflin <lathe.claflin...>
> Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM
> Subject: Re: Brown Pelican
> To: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
>
>
> Allen, around 9:10 am this Friday morning Kathy and I saw a Brown Pelican
> fly in and land a post near water's edge. The bird was about 50 yds away
> from us. It stayed there for a minute and flew NW up the shore about 100
> yds and landed on another post. Then it flew NW up the beach. We are
> staying at a house on Lake Erie,11985 Dyke Road, Curtice, OH. The bird is
> not here though. ID was easy because it was so close and I have seen many
> Brown and American Whites in my travels. Quite a surprise!
> Lathe
>
> On Jun 2, 2017 9:25 AM, "Allen Chartier" <amazilia3...> wrote:
>
> > Every birder in Ohio will want to see that! Are you subscribed to
> > Ohio-Birds?
> >
> > Allen T. Chartier
> > Inkster, Michigan
> > Email: <amazilia3...>
> > Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/
> > Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
> > Website: www.amazilia.net
> > Sent from my Droid
> >
> > On Jun 2, 2017 9:17 AM, "Lathe Claflin" <lathe.claflin...> wrote:
> >
> >> Allen,
> >> We just had a Brown Pelican catch a fish in front of the beach house we
> >> are staying in. It's in Curtice OH which is near Oregon. Isn't this
> unusual?
> >> Lathe
> >>
> >
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 19:31:55 +0000
> From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail, Jun 2, 2017
>
> Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society
>
> Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail, Medina, Ohio, US
> Jun 2, 2017 8:20 AM - 9:05 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.5 mile(s)
> 22 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 one drumming
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Acadian Flycatcher 3
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> House Wren 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Wood Thrush 3
> American Robin 1
> Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> Hooded Warbler 5
> American Redstart 1
> Cerulean Warbler 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Brown-headed Cowbird 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S37335286
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> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 19:32:50 +0000
> From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Cuyahoga Valley NP--Ledges Trail and Octagon
> Shelter, Jun 2, 2017
>
> Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society
>
> Cuyahoga Valley NP--Ledges Trail and Octagon Shelter, Summit, Ohio, US
> Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 28 species
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Acadian Flycatcher 7
> Eastern Phoebe 2 one singing, the other one building nest - not
> together
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 7
> Blue Jay 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Winter Wren 1 almost annual here; had eyes on it while it sang
> Carolina Wren 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 1
> Ovenbird 1
> Hooded Warbler 6
> American Redstart 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 4
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> American Goldfinch X
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 19:33:23 +0000
> From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Bath Nature Preserve, Jun 2, 2017
>
>
> Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society
> Bath Nature Preserve, Summit, Ohio, US
> Jun 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.9 mile(s)
> 40 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Chimney Swift X
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Willow Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Eastern Kingbird 3
> Warbling Vireo 3
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow X at and in boxes and a natural hole
> Barn Swallow X
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> House Wren 5
> Carolina Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 3 one male at box
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 6
> Gray Catbird 7 one carrying food, several singing
> Brown Thrasher 4
> Common Yellowthroat 8
> Yellow Warbler 4
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Field Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 11
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Bobolink 5 most seen and heard simultaneously - probably double or
> more that number present
> Red-winged Blackbird X
> Eastern Meadowlark 2 most seen and heard simultaneously - probably
> double or more that number present
> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
> Orchard Oriole 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> American Goldfinch X
> House Sparrow 4 one at a bluebird box
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S37335256
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 18:37:36 -0400
> From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...>
> Subject: Batelle Darby Metro Park
>
> Bell's Vireos, building a nest in a tree near the bike trail.
> Least bittern, seen flying when I was on the Harrier trail
> American bittern, seen flying when I was on the Lake trail
> Grasshopper sparrows
> Henslow's sparrow
> Kentucky warblers , two heard
>
> Bob McNulty
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 18:49:27 -0400
> From: Bob Baran <rjbfly01...>
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican
>
> There's an immature Brown Pelican off of Buffalo on the Niagara River. Been
> there for 4 or 5 days now. Was spotted today. Short drive for those up in
> NE Ohio and Western PA.
>
> On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...>
> wrote:
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> > News for chasers from Allen Chartier...
> > BW
> >
> >
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > Subject: Fwd: Brown Pelican
> > Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:24:17 -0400
> > From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
> > To: Whan, Bill <billwhan...>, brumfield, jen
> > <elfin_skimmer...>
> >
> > I am not currently subscribed to Ohio-Birds, but received the report
> > (below) from a very competent birder. I suspect that more than a few
> > birders would want to try to chase...
> >
> > Allen T. Chartier
> > Inkster, Michigan
> > Email: <amazilia3...>
> > Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> > Website: www.amazilia.net
> > Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
> >
> > _ ,
> > -====;o`\/ }
> > \-'\-'----.
> > \ |-..-'`
> > /\/\
> > `--`
> >
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Lathe Claflin <lathe.claflin...>
> > Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM
> > Subject: Re: Brown Pelican
> > To: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
> >
> >
> > Allen, around 9:10 am this Friday morning Kathy and I saw a Brown Pelican
> > fly in and land a post near water's edge. The bird was about 50 yds away
> > from us. It stayed there for a minute and flew NW up the shore about 100
> > yds and landed on another post. Then it flew NW up the beach. We are
> > staying at a house on Lake Erie,11985 Dyke Road, Curtice, OH. The bird is
> > not here though. ID was easy because it was so close and I have seen
> many
> > Brown and American Whites in my travels. Quite a surprise!
> > Lathe
> >
> > On Jun 2, 2017 9:25 AM, "Allen Chartier" <amazilia3...> wrote:
> >
> > Every birder in Ohio will want to see that! Are you subscribed to
> >> Ohio-Birds?
> >>
> >> Allen T. Chartier
> >> Inkster, Michigan
> >> Email: <amazilia3...>
> >> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/
> >> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
> >> Website: www.amazilia.net
> >> Sent from my Droid
> >>
> >> On Jun 2, 2017 9:17 AM, "Lathe Claflin" <lathe.claflin...>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Allen,
> >>> We just had a Brown Pelican catch a fish in front of the beach house we
> >>> are staying in. It's in Curtice OH which is near Oregon. Isn't this
> >>> unusual?
> >>> Lathe
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 18:55:25 -0400
> From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...>
> Subject: Chats are abundant at Slate run
>
> I was at Slate run metro park a couple of days ago and the yellow breasted
> chats were numerous and easy to see.
> The Bussard's roost picnic area was one area where the Chats were singing
> from the tops of dead trees. A couple of the birds were separated by only
> 50-60 feet.
> The bobolink trail also had a couple of chats singing from the tops of
> trees.
>
> Bob McNulty
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> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 23:53:45 +0000
> From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
> Subject: Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invite / Columbiana Co
>
> > My wife Denise and I would be once again like to put out an invitation
> to the birding community, to come and visit us at "The Center", tomorrow,
> Saturday June 3rd. We will again be part of the volunteer host staff from
> 1:00PM to 5:00PM. To those who have not visited "The Center", in reality it
> is a museum of natural history, with over 375 bird and mammal mounts in
> natural settings. Everything from a full size Musk Oxen to a Great Gray Owl
> can be seen, with a Passenger Pigeon thrown in for good measure. In The
> Ohio Room nearly every bird and mammal you will ever encounter in the state
> of Ohio can be found. If you were to take the ODNR "Birds of Ohio" field
> checklist, 188 of species on the list can be found as mounts at "The
> Center". BCWEC is located at 12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio
> 43920. It is also located adjacent to and at the entrance to Beaver Creek
> State Park. Come on down and see us for a personal birders tour.
> >
> > Bob and Denise Lane / neighboring Mahoning County
>
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Date: 6/4/17 7:19 am
From: Nancy Howell <NHowell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Cerulean warbler
Hello birding friends,


For those who may not have had a chance to see a Cerulean Warbler this spring, there is one in the Cleveland Metroparks, Mill Stream Run Reservation near the intersection of Valley Parkway and Eastland Rd. Head north on Valley Parkway, about 500 feet, cross the river ford and park in one of the available lots. The warbler was singing this morning, Sun., June 4 around 10 AM, right along the parkway at the ford. Earlier this morning it was in the woods down a trail that parallels the river. You might get a slight case of "warbler neck" as it is high in the trees. A couple of other sightings: American Redstart, Wood Thrush, Indigo Bunting and Scarlet Tanager (down the trail a bit).


Hope you get a chance to see it. Good birding



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Date: 6/3/17 8:09 am
From: David Kersten <dave.n8auh...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks
Last night we came out of the Firehouse Theater ( Alliance ) after a
thoroughly enjoyable performance of "Spitfire Grill" and were treated to a
very vocal Nighthawk flying around - seen and heard. What a great way to
end the evening !
Dave Kersten & Rev Beth McGuire
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Date: 6/3/17 6:51 am
From: Douglas Vogus <vogeye...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] CVNP Towpath Trail Census
JUNE 02, 2017 - CUYAHOGA VALLEY MONTHLY TOWPATH TRAIL CENSUS.
ROUTE: Red Lock Trailhead to Merriman Valley, including Trail Mix in
Peninsula and Szalay's Farm Market.
TIME: 6:00am - 3:00pm TEMP.: 49 ~ 77 COND.: Cool and foggy early, giving
way to sunny, blue skies, and pleasant; light south winds.
TRAIL COND.: Good. RIVER COND.: High, swift, and muddy - little or no
exposed rock and sandbars.
FT.MI.: 13.63 OBS.: John Henry & Douglas W. Vogus.

I. MAMMALS: 7 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Cottontail - 1
2. Eastern Chipmunk - 38
3. Woodchuck - 1
4. Eastern Gray Squirrel - 1
5. Eastern Fox Squirrel - 1
6. Red Squirrel - 15
7. White-tailed Deer - 10 (2 bucks,7 does,1 heard snorting)


II. BIRDS: 74 SPECIES, 1,014 INDIVIDUALS.
(NOTE: m = male; f = female; ? = bird was seen but not sexed; * = bird was
heard calling but not seen)

1. Canada Goose - 76 (4 goslings)
2. Wood Duck - 16 (2m,4f,10 ducklings)
3. Mallard - 2 (1m,1f)
4. Common Merganser - 2 (1f,1 duckling - seen from Towpath Trail bridge
at Furnace Run; duckling was only days old - First June Record on Census)
5. Wild Turkey - 8 (1 hen,7 poults - seen in Szalay's corn field north
of Bolanz Rd.; poults not much bigger than a baseball - First June Record
on Census)
6. Rock Pigeon - 2
7. Mourning Dove - 14
8. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 4
9. Chimney Swift - 13
10. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 (m)
11. Great Blue Heron - 24
12. Green Heron - 2
13. Turkey Vulture - 13
14. Broad-winged Hawk - 1
15. Red-tailed Hawk - 6
16. Belted Kingfisher - 1 (*)
17. Red-headed Woodpecker - 2
18. Red-bellied Woodpecker - 11 (1m,2f,1?,7*)
19. Downy Woodpecker - 6 (1m,1f,4*)
20. Hairy Woodpecker - 1 (f)
21. Northern Flicker - 8 (1m,1f,1?,5*)
22. Pileated Woodpecker - 3 (1f,2*)
23. Peregrine Falcon - 1 (m - "Trailblazer")
24. Eastern Wood-Pewee - 10
25. Acadian Flycatcher - 9
26. Willow Flycatcher - 5
27. Eastern Phoebe - 3
28. Great Crested Flycatcher - 6
29. Eastern Kingbird - 6
30. Yellow-throated Vireo - 8
31. Warbling Vireo - 22 (1 nest in a sycamore tree)
32. Red-eyed Vireo - 26
33. Blue Jay - 11
34. American Crow - 7
35. Tree Swallow - 9
36. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 10
37. Bank Swallow - 2
38. Barn Swallow - 3
39. Black-capped Chickadee - 12
40. Tufted Titmouse - 24
41. White-breasted Nuthatch - 10 (4m,6*)
42. House Wren - 2
43. Carolina Wren - 6
44. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 9 (1m,4?,4*)
45. Eastern Bluebird - 2 (*)
46. Veery - 6 (Tied Census High from 06/2010)
47. Wood Thrush - 1
48. American Robin - 43 (2 juveniles,2 nests - both in buckeye trees)
49. Gray Catbird - 25
50. European Starling - 38
51. Cedar Waxwing - 23 (2 nests under construction in red oak and
sycamore)
52. House Sparrow - 14
53. House Finch - 9 (6m,1f,2*)
54. American Goldfinch - 17 (9m,5f,3*)
55. Louisiana Waterthrush - 1 (at Lock 28 or "Deep Lock")
56. Common Yellowthroat - 31 (29m,2*)
57. Hooded Warbler - 7 (6m,1*)
58. American Redstart - 10 (9m,1 immature m)
59. Northern Parula - 2 (m)
60. Yellow Warbler - 37 (31m,2f,2?,2*)
61. Yellow-throated Warbler - 5 (m)
62. Eastern Towhee - 2 (m)
63. Chipping Sparrow - 4
64. Song Sparrow - 61
65. Swamp Sparrow - 21 (New Census High - previous was 18 on 07/2015 &
07/2016)
66. Scarlet Tanager - 2 (1m,1f - male fed the female a caterpillar)
67. Northern Cardinal - 37 (25m,3f,4*,2 juveniles,3 juveniles*)
68. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 12 (m)
69. Indigo Bunting - 19 (18m,1f)
70. Red-winged Blackbird - 67 (47m,15f,5 juveniles)
71. Common Grackle - 35
72. Brown-headed Cowbird - 12 (8m,3f,1 juvenile being fed by a male
Northern Cardinal)
73. Orchard Oriole - 7 (5m,2 immature m)
74. Baltimore Oriole - 23 (22m,1f - 1 nest under construction in a
sycamore tree)

??. Unidentified Hawks - 2 (together - very distant)
??. Unidentified Passerines - 22

III. REPTILES: 6 SPECIES, 1 NEW TO CENSUS.

1. Common Snapping Turtle - 15
2. Stinkpot - 1 (New Reptile Species on Census - now at 8 Species since
January 2010)
3. Red-eared Turtle - 3
4. Midland Painted Turtle - 50
5. Eastern Spiny Softshell - 7
6. Northern Water Snake - 1


IV. AMPHIBIANS: 2 SPECIES.

1. Bullfrog - 5 (1 seen,4 heard)
2. Green Frog - 42 (4 seen,38 heard)


V. FISHES: 6 SPECIES.

1. Common Carp - 1
2. Creek Chub - 9
3. Common Shiner - 10 (First June Record on Census)
4. Largemouth Bass - 2 (First June Record on Census)
5. Bluegill - 15
6. Pumpkinseed - 1


VI. BUTTERFLIES: 7 SPECIES.

1. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 5 (females)
2. Cabbage Butterfly - 8
3. Spring Azure - 3
4. Pearl Crescent - 1
5. Little Wood Satyr - 3
6. Monarch - 1
7. Zabulon Skipper - 5


Douglas W. Vogus - Akron, Ohio.

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Date: 6/3/17 5:11 am
From: Ian Lynch <revianlynch...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nelsons Sparrow
Present now east side of boardwalk near the end at Mentor Marsh Wake Robin.
Heard singing.

Ian Lynch

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Date: 6/2/17 4:54 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invite / Columbiana Co
> My wife Denise and I would be once again like to put out an invitation to the birding community, to come and visit us at "The Center", tomorrow, Saturday June 3rd. We will again be part of the volunteer host staff from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. To those who have not visited "The Center", in reality it is a museum of natural history, with over 375 bird and mammal mounts in natural settings. Everything from a full size Musk Oxen to a Great Gray Owl can be seen, with a Passenger Pigeon thrown in for good measure. In The Ohio Room nearly every bird and mammal you will ever encounter in the state of Ohio can be found. If you were to take the ODNR "Birds of Ohio" field checklist, 188 of species on the list can be found as mounts at "The Center". BCWEC is located at 12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920. It is also located adjacent to and at the entrance to Beaver Creek State Park. Come on down and see us for a personal birders tour.
>
> Bob and Denise Lane / neighboring Mahoning County

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Date: 6/2/17 3:56 pm
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Chats are abundant at Slate run
I was at Slate run metro park a couple of days ago and the yellow breasted chats were numerous and easy to see.
The Bussard's roost picnic area was one area where the Chats were singing from the tops of dead trees. A couple of the birds were separated by only 50-60 feet.
The bobolink trail also had a couple of chats singing from the tops of trees.

Bob McNulty

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Date: 6/2/17 3:50 pm
From: Bob Baran <rjbfly01...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican
There's an immature Brown Pelican off of Buffalo on the Niagara River. Been
there for 4 or 5 days now. Was spotted today. Short drive for those up in
NE Ohio and Western PA.

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Bill Whan <billwhan...> wrote:

> News for chasers from Allen Chartier...
> BW
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Fwd: Brown Pelican
> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:24:17 -0400
> From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
> To: Whan, Bill <billwhan...>, brumfield, jen
> <elfin_skimmer...>
>
> I am not currently subscribed to Ohio-Birds, but received the report
> (below) from a very competent birder. I suspect that more than a few
> birders would want to try to chase...
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: <amazilia3...>
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
>
> _ ,
> -====;o`\/ }
> \-'\-'----.
> \ |-..-'`
> /\/\
> `--`
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Lathe Claflin <lathe.claflin...>
> Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM
> Subject: Re: Brown Pelican
> To: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
>
>
> Allen, around 9:10 am this Friday morning Kathy and I saw a Brown Pelican
> fly in and land a post near water's edge. The bird was about 50 yds away
> from us. It stayed there for a minute and flew NW up the shore about 100
> yds and landed on another post. Then it flew NW up the beach. We are
> staying at a house on Lake Erie,11985 Dyke Road, Curtice, OH. The bird is
> not here though. ID was easy because it was so close and I have seen many
> Brown and American Whites in my travels. Quite a surprise!
> Lathe
>
> On Jun 2, 2017 9:25 AM, "Allen Chartier" <amazilia3...> wrote:
>
> Every birder in Ohio will want to see that! Are you subscribed to
>> Ohio-Birds?
>>
>> Allen T. Chartier
>> Inkster, Michigan
>> Email: <amazilia3...>
>> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/
>> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
>> Website: www.amazilia.net
>> Sent from my Droid
>>
>> On Jun 2, 2017 9:17 AM, "Lathe Claflin" <lathe.claflin...> wrote:
>>
>> Allen,
>>> We just had a Brown Pelican catch a fish in front of the beach house we
>>> are staying in. It's in Curtice OH which is near Oregon. Isn't this
>>> unusual?
>>> Lathe
>>>
>>>
>>
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Date: 6/2/17 3:38 pm
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Batelle Darby Metro Park
Bell's Vireos, building a nest in a tree near the bike trail.
Least bittern, seen flying when I was on the Harrier trail
American bittern, seen flying when I was on the Lake trail
Grasshopper sparrows
Henslow's sparrow
Kentucky warblers , two heard

Bob McNulty

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Date: 6/2/17 12:34 pm
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] eBird Report - Cuyahoga Valley NP--Ledges Trail and Octagon Shelter, Jun 2, 2017
Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

Cuyahoga Valley NP--Ledges Trail and Octagon Shelter, Summit, Ohio, US
Jun 2, 2017 9:40 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
28 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Acadian Flycatcher  7
Eastern Phoebe  2    one singing, the other one building nest  - not together
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  7
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Winter Wren  1    almost annual here; had eyes on it while it sang
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  1
Ovenbird  1
Hooded Warbler  6
American Redstart  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  X

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Date: 6/2/17 12:33 pm
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] eBird Report - Bath Nature Preserve, Jun 2, 2017
 
  Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society
Bath Nature Preserve, Summit, Ohio, US
Jun 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.9 mile(s)
40 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Chimney Swift  X
Downy Woodpecker  1
Willow Flycatcher  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Warbling Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  X    at and in boxes and a natural hole
Barn Swallow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  5
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  3    one male at box
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  7    one carrying food, several singing
Brown Thrasher  4
Common Yellowthroat  8
Yellow Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  11
Eastern Towhee  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  5    most seen and heard simultaneously - probably double or more that number present
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern Meadowlark  2    most seen and heard simultaneously - probably double or more that number present
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  4    one at a bluebird box

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Date: 6/2/17 12:32 pm
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] eBird Report - Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail, Jun 2, 2017
  Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

Hinckley Reservation--Buckeye Trail, Medina, Ohio, US
Jun 2, 2017 8:20 AM - 9:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
22 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker  3    one drumming
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
House Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  1
Louisiana Waterthrush  1
Hooded Warbler  5
American Redstart  1
Cerulean Warbler  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37335286

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




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Date: 6/2/17 12:00 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: Fwd: Brown Pelican
News for chasers from Allen Chartier...
BW


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Brown Pelican
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:24:17 -0400
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
To: Whan, Bill <billwhan...>, brumfield, jen
<elfin_skimmer...>

I am not currently subscribed to Ohio-Birds, but received the report
(below) from a very competent birder. I suspect that more than a few
birders would want to try to chase...

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: <amazilia3...>
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
Website: www.amazilia.net
Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/

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From: Lathe Claflin <lathe.claflin...>
Date: Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Brown Pelican
To: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>


Allen, around 9:10 am this Friday morning Kathy and I saw a Brown Pelican
fly in and land a post near water's edge. The bird was about 50 yds away
from us. It stayed there for a minute and flew NW up the shore about 100
yds and landed on another post. Then it flew NW up the beach. We are
staying at a house on Lake Erie,11985 Dyke Road, Curtice, OH. The bird is
not here though. ID was easy because it was so close and I have seen many
Brown and American Whites in my travels. Quite a surprise!
Lathe

On Jun 2, 2017 9:25 AM, "Allen Chartier" <amazilia3...> wrote:

> Every birder in Ohio will want to see that! Are you subscribed to
> Ohio-Birds?
>
> Allen T. Chartier
> Inkster, Michigan
> Email: <amazilia3...>
> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/
> Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com
> Website: www.amazilia.net
> Sent from my Droid
>
> On Jun 2, 2017 9:17 AM, "Lathe Claflin" <lathe.claflin...> wrote:
>
>> Allen,
>> We just had a Brown Pelican catch a fish in front of the beach house we
>> are staying in. It's in Curtice OH which is near Oregon. Isn't this unusual?
>> Lathe
>>
>

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Date: 6/2/17 6:05 am
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nelson's Sparrow, Wake Robin
Jerry Talkington reports a Nelson's Sparrow on the Wake Robin trail, Lake County

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 6/1/17 7:09 pm
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/



Ashtabula County

Hatches Corners Metropark

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hatches+Corners+Metropark

Stollacker Rd.

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

Stollacher Road near Jefferson has been a reliable location to view Upland
Sandpipers for several years. If you have submitted checklists at this
location, please merge your personal location into this new hotspot. This
road traverses private properties. Please view birds from the roadside only.



Butler County

IKEA Mill Creek Pond

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/IKEA+Mill+Creek+Pond

Marsh Lake

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Marsh+Lake



Coshocton County

Woodbury Wildlife Area--Township Highway 403

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Woodbury+Wildlife+Area--Township+Highway+403



Hocking County

Hocking Hills SP--Whispering Cave and Lodge

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Hocking+Hills+State+Park--Whispering+Cave+and+Lodge



Lucas County

Bay View Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Bay+View+Park

We have adjusted the name of this hotspot to reflect that checklists may be
submitted for birds seen anywhere in this small park. A wildlife viewing
and bird watching trail was opened in the park in 2012. It has recently
been signed as the Pinkley Memorial Trail. The trail connects to Cullen
Park. Please see the webpage above for tips for birding here.



Trumbull County

Imagination Station Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Imagination+Station+Park



Vinton County

Zaleski State Forest—Atkinson Ridge Rd.

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Zaleski+State+Forest--Atkinson+Ridge+Road



Williams County

George Bible Park

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/George+Bible+Park



Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 6/1/17 10:32 am
From: Craig Caldwell <craig_caldwell...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] The Cardininal wants your sightings
  Summer has started, at least for The Ohio Cardinal.  That means it’s time send in your March,April, and May sightings.  They go toCraig 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 June 21. Thank you in advance. Craig CaldwellEditor, The Ohio CardinalThe Ohio Ornithological Society

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Date: 6/1/17 10:03 am
From: Brad Perkins <bperkins75...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] American White Pelican at Dillon Lake in Muskingum County
The American White Pelican that was seen on the Licking River yesterday afternoon is now at the far north end of Dillon Lake, viewable from the beach area. A scope is a must for good looks.

Brad Perkins
Nashport, Ohio
740.502.4215
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Date: 6/1/17 8:55 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Kenn Kaufman Guest - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of you would be interested our next special guest is Kenn Kaufman in this series
called For The Record, Legacy Interviews series now on BirdCallsRadio http://birdcallsradio.com/ <http://birdcallsradio.com/>

Cheers,
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Norwalk CT


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Date: 6/1/17 8:44 am
From: Ken Andrews <ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Miscellaneous birding notes...
A birding buddy of mine in the San Francisco Bay area posted a photo of a phainopepla. After some searching for how to pronounce that name, I found this page from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/birdname.htm

The links on the bottom of this page lead to some interesting writings including a short published article from 1986 on common nighthawks rain bathing. (The link gives me problems. But, I have opened the PDF version successfully. It may be an old web page.)

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/McGowan%20and%20Woolfenden%201986%20aerial%20rain%20bathing%20Wilson%20Bull.pdf


The same birding buddy shared this article from out West. Maybe we need more quails here in Ohio.

http://www.newsday.com/news/health/town-s-secret-weapon-against-ticks-lyme-disease-3-dozen-quail-1.13665860?utm_content=buffer3aeb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Date: 5/31/17 8:54 pm
From: Joe Faulkner <joeinthewoods...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Montgomery Co - Cicadas, Cuckoos and other birds
The " outbreak" of cicada hit Perry county last year. We observed and even photographed about eight species of birds eating cicadas, including cuckoos. Others included great crested flycatchers and cedar waxwings and woodpeckers and my chickens. I would pick them off the trees, hostas, etc every morning and feed the to the chickens. They loved them. So did the fish in our pond. Our dogs even "grazed" on them regularly. About the only thing that didn't eat them was me.
We picked thousands, but the damage to the trees was still quite extensive. Virtually no acorns or walnuts produced. By the way, this year the bloom has been incredible on everything in the woods, and I expect an awesome "mast" crop. However, there appear to be fewer cuckoos around, but I did hear a yellow-billed singing most of the afternoon today.


Joe Faulkner
Somerset, Ohio
Perry county
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> On May 31, 2017, at 10:28 PM, Scotty K <campdawg...> wrote:
>
> This past Friday afternoon as I left work in Vandalia (northern Mont. Co.), I heard a faint, familiar buzzing coming from the trees. Over the last five days, that faint buzzing has become a full blown chorus of cicadas, getting louder each day. Knowing how much cuckoos love cicadas, this morning I ventured to Englewood Metropark and heard both species calling. So, I am curious, have other of you noticed an uptick in cuckoos with the cicada "outbreak" (I can never remember the correct term). And what other birds might we be on the lookout for that also love to feast on cicadas, maybe a kite, perhaps a shrike? I'd love to hear thoughts from others on this subject.
>
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Date: 5/31/17 8:40 pm
From: Ken Thompson <000002ec82ee436f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common nighthawks, Cuyahoga Falls
Heard, then saw a few nighthawks over the parking lot of St Joseph's Church, 2nd & Sackett, Cuyahoga Falls this evening. Ken Thompson
Silver Lake, OH

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Date: 5/31/17 7:29 pm
From: Scotty K <campdawg...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Montgomery Co - Cicadas, Cuckoos and other birds
This past Friday afternoon as I left work in Vandalia (northern Mont. Co.), I heard a faint, familiar buzzing coming from the trees. Over the last five days, that faint buzzing has become a full blown chorus of cicadas, getting louder each day. Knowing how much cuckoos love cicadas, this morning I ventured to Englewood Metropark and heard both species calling. So, I am curious, have other of you noticed an uptick in cuckoos with the cicada "outbreak" (I can never remember the correct term). And what other birds might we be on the lookout for that also love to feast on cicadas, maybe a kite, perhaps a shrike? I'd love to hear thoughts from others on this subject.

~Scotty K

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Date: 5/31/17 7:14 pm
From: Scotty K <campdawg...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Optics Fling, NO SIGHTINGS
I certainly understand not wanting Ohio-Birds to become commercialized, but at the same time, I will have to disagree with Bill in this specific case. I really appreciate when people post birding events and other opportunities for birding with others. Being one of the only people on the face of the planet without a Facebook account, I really appreciate hearing about birder gatherings. I do agree with Bill on the need for more detailed postings. I really love the sightings that detail habitat, behavior, etc., as opposed to a checklist.
~Scotty K

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Date: 5/31/17 5:59 pm
From: jeremy <jeremyxrocks...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] NO Pacific Loon - Alum Creek SP
Bird was reported by Paul Jacyk at 7:10pm this evening.

V/r

Jeremy Dominguez
Greene Co. Ohio

On May 31, 2017, at 8:55 PM, Erica Szeyller <szeylophone...><mailto:<szeylophone...>> wrote:

This is for those of you that saw the ebird submissions about the
Pacific Loon seen on 5/30 and 5/31 on Alum Creek Reservoir.

Disclaimer: I do not have a scope, and my binocs are 8x

I arrived at Alum Creek SP around 6pm tonight (5/31) scanned the water
at a number of areas above and below the Cheshire Road Bridge, including:

-south of the bridge on the west side from within the camp ground (they
will give a 30 minute visitor pass if you ask nicely)

-north of the bridge on the west side from the camp ground boat launch

-north of the bridge on the east side at one of the mountain bike
parking areas (the sun was really inhibiting my view here and the water
was really rough on the east side)

-south of the bridge on the east side at the first pull off parking area
- this area was a bit further south than when I looked on the west side
and again the water was pretty choppy.

This is a pretty big area, it is very possible that the bird just
relocated on the lake (or that I missed it). I am very interested to
hear if other folks were able to locate the bird.

Good Birding,

Erica Szeyller

<Szeylophone...><mailto:<Szeylophone...>

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Date: 5/31/17 5:55 pm
From: Erica Szeyller <szeylophone...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] NO Pacific Loon - Alum Creek SP
This is for those of you that saw the ebird submissions about the
Pacific Loon seen on 5/30 and 5/31 on Alum Creek Reservoir.

Disclaimer: I do not have a scope, and my binocs are 8x

I arrived at Alum Creek SP around 6pm tonight (5/31) scanned the water
at a number of areas above and below the Cheshire Road Bridge, including:

-south of the bridge on the west side from within the camp ground (they
will give a 30 minute visitor pass if you ask nicely)

-north of the bridge on the west side from the camp ground boat launch

-north of the bridge on the east side at one of the mountain bike
parking areas (the sun was really inhibiting my view here and the water
was really rough on the east side)

-south of the bridge on the east side at the first pull off parking area
- this area was a bit further south than when I looked on the west side
and again the water was pretty choppy.

This is a pretty big area, it is very possible that the bird just
relocated on the lake (or that I missed it). I am very interested to
hear if other folks were able to locate the bird.

Good Birding,

Erica Szeyller

<Szeylophone...>

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Date: 5/31/17 2:50 pm
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Optics Fling, NO SIGHTINGS
As someone who was involved in establishing Ohio-Birds back in the day,
I'd like to point out that we did not intend the site would be a venue
for commercial messages. Nor did we plan, on the other hand, that
Ohio-birds would consist entirely of reports of sightings from the field.
Ohio-Birds has evolved to mirror the many lists in the US and
elsewhere: nearly all posts are reports of sightings from the field. Few
participants ask questions; see birding.aba.org. No one seems to be
interested in the history of occurrences, or the role of certain habitat
types or times of the year, etc. The best reporters mention the
habitats, times of day, types of insect food, etc., but all too often
the report is just species, date, and location.
As for Time & Optics, I have a lot of respect for their knowledge of
birds, including the equipment needed to observe them at a distance; R.
Banish mentions some of the opportunities they may present for folks who
visit the Optics Fling, and they are of interest.
All things considered, I am inclined to ask folks not to mention
commercial concerns on this list. Folks who want to mention them cannot
feel free to do so, and I think we did not intend that Ohio-birds would
be used to mention a commercial firm. I'd like to hear from folks who
think advertisers have a place on this list.
Bill Whan



On 5/31/2017 12:49 PM, richard banish wrote:
> I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE for those who might
>
> complain that this is not a bird sight posting -
>
> BUT
>
> The Annual Optics Fling will happen this Friday and
>
> Saturday at Time & Optics...
>
> 6954 County Road 77
>
> Millersburg, OH 44654
>
>
> Come and support a local business that is FIRST CLASS
>
> all the way! Robert has been a huge asset to the birding
>
> community around Ohio and The Midwest (and is expanding).
>
>
>
> The Optics Fling (by Robert Hershberger and Time & Optics) start this
> Friday 11:00 - 6:00 and Saturday from 8:00 - 5:00... Great way to see
> all of the various optics lined up side by side. Take them out back
> and try them out! There will also be 24 field trips to places like
> Mohican, Killbuck, Barn Owls and more.
>
>
> Buster
>
>
>
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Date: 5/31/17 9:49 am
From: richard banish <busterjoy80...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Optics Fling
I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE for those who might

complain that this is not a bird sight posting -

BUT

The Annual Optics Fling will happen this Friday and

Saturday at Time & Optics...

6954 County Road 77

Millersburg, OH 44654


Come and support a local business that is FIRST CLASS

all the way! Robert has been a huge asset to the birding

community around Ohio and The Midwest (and is expanding).



The Optics Fling (by Robert Hershberger and Time & Optics) start this Friday 11:00 - 6:00 and Saturday from 8:00 - 5:00... Great way to see all of the various optics lined up side by side. Take them out back and try them out! There will also be 24 field trips to places like Mohican, Killbuck, Barn Owls and more.


Buster



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Date: 5/30/17 9:38 pm
From: Steve Hughes <shughes3...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Least Bittern, Metzger Marsh.
I don't know if Vera Hurst has mentioned this yet but we spotted a Least Bittern at Metzger Marsh on Saturday. Is this a nesting bird?
Steve Hughes

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Date: 5/30/17 7:21 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Killbuck Marsh, Wayne Co.
I spent 7-11am this morning walking down roads that run west from Rt. 83
south of Wooster and drop into the Killbuck Marsh. These roads are Messner,
Clark, and Force. Messner is a through road and can have traffic sometimes,
Clark usually has very little, and Force has none, since you park at the
gate and walk from there. At Messner, I heard two YB Chats, saw several
Crested Flycatchers, one Red-headed Woodpecker and a Pileated, one really
nice Prothonotary Warbler, and several willow flycatchers. At Clark, there
was a wood thrush singing and a female trumpeter swan sitting on her nest
just past where the road enters the marsh.

Force (from the east side) is one of my favorite birding places and there
is usually no one there. Just at the gate, I saw a Redstart, a
Yellow-bellied cuckoo, and several Acadian Flycatchers. The highlight,
halfway down the hill towards the marsh, was a pair of Orchard Orioles
feeding on the white umbel flowers of tall weeds growing at the edge of the
road. They must have been finding tiny insects in the flowers, because I
watched them through my scope for over 5 minutes as they hung upside down
and many other poses working these flowers. It was really special. Further
down the road, I saw a White-eyed Vireo, an Indigo Bunting, and heard
another Chat. Driving past some country homes on the way out, I found a
Brown Thrasher in the yard. Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 5/30/17 6:12 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Tallmadge Meadows, Stow
I went for a "short" walk around the meadow...ended up 3.5 hours. Among others, a first year Orchard Oriole singing in the South East corner. Also a great look at an Indigo Bunting singing in the sunshine...and just a couple dozen Song Sparrows to make my night.

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Date: 5/30/17 6:06 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] GlacierRidge-Trabue,5-30:Tanagers,Bobolinks
I stopped at the west Dublin woodlands this morning (before heading out to a butterfly survey at Darby Headwaters Preserve) and had an interesting selection of unusual residents and a few late migrants. I started at Trabue Preserve, then visited nearby Avery Park Woods, before heading up to bird around the trails in the north area of Glacier Ridge. The windmill field there is changing, with a lot of shrubs and dogbane crowding into the grasslands, so there's noticeably less habitat for sparrows & bobolinks there now. Notable birds included:

Flycatchers - Pewees, Great Crested, and Willow Flycatchers at every stop, while Acadian was in the woodlot south of the Glacier Ridge parking area.

Vireos - Red-eyed at every stop, but also had Warbling & White-eyed at a few spots

Thrushes - Swainson's were at Trabue & Avery, while Woods were at Avery & Glacier Ridge

Warblers - Yellows & Common Yellowthroats were at many spots; and 2 Yellow-br.Chats were in the overgrown fields at Glacier Ridge. The only likely migrants were Redstarts at Trabue & Avery

Grosbeaks,Buntings - no Rose-breasted, but did have Indigo Buntings at every stop

Tanagers - Scarlets at Trabue & Glacier Ridge, while a male Summer was at Glacier Ridge just west of the main parking lot.

Orioles - Baltimores at Trabue & Glacier Ridge, while 2 Orchards were in the overgrown fields at Glacier Ridge

Icterids - only 2 Bobolinks were singing in the fields north of the windmill at Glacier Ridge, but E.Meadowlarks were widespread at Glacier Ridge with 7-8 in the meadows around the bikepath loop

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Date: 5/30/17 1:45 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 4th time's the charm
Decided to try Magee one more time today for a Connecticut. A short rainstorm on the Rt 57 link from I80 to Rt 2 produced a great rainbow so I hoped that would be a good omen.

The Boardwalk was v quiet--v few birds besides house wrens, catbirds, blackbirds, Yellows & Com YTs--what a difference a few days make in late May!

As I headed east near the Ernie Lime bench, I stopped where a photographer was aiming his camera, but high rather than low. All I could see in his field was an empid sp & a House Wren plus he didn't seem excited or volunteer what he was seeing.

I was scanning the lower tangles when suddenly, a pale gray-hooded bird w/an eye ring that could stop a clock popped its head above a tangle! Yes, a female CT! Just like the brief encounters I've had in NJ during migration, a quick f/up look w/binos was all I got before it dove deep into cover. I was not able to find it again.

Only warblers I had today besides those alr mentioned were one female Blackpoll, one Wilsons, 3 Maggies, a few Redstarts & Prothonotaries.

I did have an Osprey which was new for my Magee list. I heard YB Cuckoos & saw 1 BB Cuckoo.

Saw one Sandhill Crane in a field just before the turnoff to Magee, then I saw 2 pairs in flight from the entry road on my way out.

Since it was so quiet & both mosquitoes & some biting no see' ums were around, I bagged it early.

Metzger only added one species, Wood Duck. Also saw an Osprey there but wondered if it was the same one I'd seen from the estuary trail at Magee.

Checked out East Pt SP but the wind was howling & a local told me most of the trails r flooded. Did see a female Scarlet Tanager.

Great first spring back in Ohio.

Peggy Wang
Hudson
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Date: 5/30/17 9:46 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wayne County Loggerhead Shrike Continues
My wife Denise and I are presently, 12:45 Tuesday, watching the celebrity visitor. With the assistance of Leroy and John Hershberger we easily found the shrike. The location is 11141 Salt Creek Road. Pull all the way back the drive, going to the left side of the barn. Look to the right of the hickory tree in the field.

Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County


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Date: 5/30/17 5:06 am
From: Bill Whan <billwhan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Fwd: You talk about trash birds!
I hope the attached photo my brother Pete took, with the bird weaving
his way in heavy Florida traffic, will transfer into Ohiobirds; if not,
I can send via em-mail. Oddly enough, another t-bird has been daily
found in Alabama since last month: many photos at
<albirds...> .
bill whan


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Subject: You talk about trash birds!
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 20:55:06 -0400
From: Pete Whan <pete.whan1...>
To: Whan Bill <billwhan...>

This red-billed tropic bird has been flying around over land just to get
counted!!





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Date: 5/29/17 5:11 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] BlacklickWoods,5-29
I spent a hour & a half hiking through this southeast Columbus MetroPark looking for late migrants with modest success. The morning was birdly, but most highlighted by residents, including

GreenHeron - 1 was flying around the north end of the park, near Ashton Pond

Red-shouldered hawk - one of the nesting adults was hunting near the group picnic areas

Flycatchers - no obvious migrants, but lots of Pewees, Acadians, and Great Cresteds

Vireos - 12+ Red-eyeds singing in the forest; also had single White-eyed & Yellow-throated

Thrushes - still a few Swainson's Thrushes around the forest, along with 2-3 singing Wood Thrushes

Warblers - plenty of resident Common Yellowthroats (5) and Yellow-throated (2), but also had Chesnut-sided, Black-thr.Green, Redstart, Black&White, Kentucky, and Hooded

Buntings,Grosbeaks - none of the latter, but 5-6 Indigo Buntings
Tanagers - 1 singing Scarlet was along the Buttonbush Loop

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Date: 5/29/17 5:00 pm
From: jen brumfield <elfin_skimmer...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mississippi Kites, Chillicothe
Earlier today Chris Collins found 2 Mississippi Kites at Junction Earthworks in Chillicothe. Dan Gesualdo reports three present at 7:30 pm. The birds were high and distant this evening, viewed from the large field beyond the parking lot. At least two of the kites are adults

Jen Brumfield
Cleveland, OH
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Date: 5/29/17 11:53 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt etc. - Greene County
We saw the Black-necked Stilt at the main sky pond on Solon Road in Greene
County at about 1:40 this afternoon. In the next pond east we the two
Red-necked Phalaropes. Past the fence east we saw three White-rumped
Sandpipers but they then flew west to the same pond where the phalaropes
were. We did not see the turnstone. There were also several Semipalmated
Plovers in the area.

Doug Overacker
Julie Karlson

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Date: 5/29/17 10:10 am
From: <elizabethreinhard93...> <elizabethreinhard93...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common nighthawks
Friday l had the opportunity to see 3 common nighthawks.  I'm not sure if they are a rare bird but it was very interesting to see them flying.

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Date: 5/29/17 10:06 am
From: <elizabethreinhard93...> <elizabethreinhard93...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Phalaropes
I just had the opportunity to see 7 young Sandhill Cranes flying over by Paulding OH

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On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 12:27 PM, Doreene Linzell<dlinzell611...> wrote: Jason Simonis had the two Red-necked Phalaropes along the north side of Federal Rd west of South Solon in Greene Co. at 11:30 this morning. These two birds have been in and out and in and out again of this sky pond for 3-4 days. When present, they hug the far ‘shore’ and are in and out of the vegetation. Also present today is a Black-necked Stilt, which has also been in and out of this pond since 5/24. Jason is also reporting a Ruddy Turnstone from there this morning.

There are several other sky ponds in the vicinity and some have had up to eight White-rumped Sandpipers.

Use these GPS coordinates: 39.7455394,-83.6683342.

Doreene Linzell
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Date: 5/29/17 9:27 am
From: Doreene Linzell <dlinzell611...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-necked Phalaropes
Jason Simonis had the two Red-necked Phalaropes along the north side of Federal Rd west of South Solon in Greene Co. at 11:30 this morning. These two birds have been in and out and in and out again of this sky pond for 3-4 days. When present, they hug the far ‘shore’ and are in and out of the vegetation. Also present today is a Black-necked Stilt, which has also been in and out of this pond since 5/24. Jason is also reporting a Ruddy Turnstone from there this morning.

There are several other sky ponds in the vicinity and some have had up to eight White-rumped Sandpipers.

Use these GPS coordinates: 39.7455394,-83.6683342.

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Date: 5/29/17 7:46 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Little blue heron... butler co
The little blue heron at ellis lake wetlands in butler co is still present 1045am

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 5/29/17 7:05 am
From: Eric Elvert <Elvert1980...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black bellied whistling duck... Gilmore ponds.
The butler co black bellied whistling ducks at Gilmore ponds are still present at 10am.

Eric Elvert
Dayton, Ohio

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Date: 5/29/17 6:52 am
From: Barbara Zaas Partington <bzpart55...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Program in Geauga County - speaker from Ohio Environmental Council
Attention northeast Ohio birders: Upcoming Program

Thursday, June 1 6:30 to 8:30 West Geauga Library

Nathan Johnson. Public Lands Director of the Ohio Environmental Council will speak on “Public Lands in Peril”
- What are the threats to public Land and parks in Ohio and nationally?
-Why should be care about conserving public Land?
-What can we do?

This program is free and open to the public
Presented by Protect Geauga Parks, a non profit 501C4 organization

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Date: 5/28/17 6:38 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Scioto-Greenlawn-GroveCity,5-28: fewMigrants
I stopped at several migrant traps south of downtown Columbus, including Scioto Audubon Park, the Greenlawn Cemetery, Big Run Road, and Grant's Run, but had little to show for it other than typical residents. The few interesting birds included:

Great Egrets - lots of single flyovers along the Scioto River, probably from the quarry colony upriver.
Ospreys - on nest at Scioto, but also fishing at Grants Run
Bald Eagle - an adult was flying down the Scioto River past Scioto Audubon
Kestrel - one was carrying food at Grants Run (a small bird)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - one was calling at Grants Run
E.Kingbirds - 2 pairs chasing intruders at Scioto Audubon suggests territories
White-eyed Vireo - 1 was singing along the bikepath at Scioto Audubon
Swainson's Thrushes - the only widespread migrant, with 1-2 at nearly every stop
Parula Warbler - 1 singing at Scioto Audubon was unusual there
Magnolia Warbler - singles were at Big Run Road and Grants Run
AmerRedstart - 1 was at Scioto Audubon, another 2 were at the Cemetery
Baltimore Orioles - widespread, at nearly every stop; Scioto Audubon had 3-4
Orchard orioles - singing birds were at Scioto Audubon and at Big Run Road

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Date: 5/28/17 6:25 pm
From: Ricardo Garcia <ryi.mexi.kanz...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Greene County bank swallows
There is a second bank swallow colony at the Martin-Marietta gravel pit on
Cook Road near Spring Valley. This colony is directly opposite the main
entrance to the pit on Cook Road, near the intersection of SR 42 and
Centerville Road. This colony is in a bank, easily visible from the road,
in a section of the pit that is actively being excavated, so unfortunately
this colony may not come to a good end. I spoke with the pit manager about
the other colony in a big sandpile; he was very approachable and told me
they did not have plans to disturb the pile any time soon. Not sure the
news will be so positive about this most recent colony, but if anyone is
interested in photographing or shooting video of these swallows, now would
be the time.

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Date: 5/28/17 5:14 pm
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Invite / Columbiana Co
My wife Denise and I would like to put out our annual invitation to the birding community, to come and visit us at "The Center", tomorrow, Memorial Day. We will be part of the volunteer host staff from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. To those who have not visited "The Center", in reality it is a museum of natural history, with over 375 bird and mammal mounts in natural settings. Everything from a full size Musk Oxen to a Great Gray Owl can be seen, with a Passenger Pigeon thrown in for good measure. In The Ohio Room nearly every bird and mammal you will ever encounter in the state can be found. Our volunteers tomorrow range from us birders, to a college geologist, to a volunteer from The Pittsburgh Zoo, a very diverse group. BCWEC is located at 12798 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920. It is also located adjacent to and at the entrance to Beaver Creek State Park. Come on down and see us. You won't be disappointed.


Bob and Denise Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 5/28/17 4:10 pm
From: Simpson, Bruce <simpson...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods-15 Warblers
Blendon Woods is located in the northeast corner of Columbus off of I 270
and Rte 161. Take the Little Turtle Way exit

Below is a list of Birds seen in the last 4 days

Lake Trail
Warblers
Canada-female
Hooded
Blackburian
Black-throated Green
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided
Black-and-white
Red-eyed Vireo
Indigo Bunting
Turkey-5 males
Rose-breasted Grosbeak-2
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Veery
E Kingbird
Swainson's Thrush


Nature Center Parking Lot
Warblers
Mourning
Wilson
Magnolia
Chimney Swifts
Great Egret-fly over
Summer Tanager
Cooper's Hawk

Thoreau Lake
Warblers
Yellow-3
C Yellowthroat
Prothonotary
Great Blue Heron
Mallards-female with 5 Ducklings
Wood Duck-female with 4 Ducklings
Bald Eagle
Cedar Waxwing

Overlook Trail
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Acadian Flycatcher
Ovenbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Wood Thrush
Louisiana Watertthrush
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-throated Vireo

Brookside Trail
Hooded Warbler
Barred Owl- Fledgling in tree while Adult forages
Acadian Flycatcher

Sugarbush Trail
Yellow-throated Vireo--nest

Hickory Ridge Trail
Wood Thrush

Ripple Rock Trail
Peregrine Falcon

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

Bruce Simpson-Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park in Columbus

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Date: 5/28/17 12:27 pm
From: Dave Lewis <Loopyonetwo...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Stow
At long last a ruby-throated hummingbird at my feeders and flowers! Also had a gray catbird visit the grape jelly feeder I put out for the Orioles. I've heard the Orioles calling but have yet to see one at the feeders.

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Date: 5/28/17 9:57 am
From: Carole Babyak <000001100197cc98-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Red-headed Woodpeckers
Friday afternoon one then two Red-headed Woodpeckers dominated the beef suet feeder.
Chased everyone else away, during that time I never noticed the Red-belly. This continued
until well after 8pm. Never saw them on Saturday. prompts lots of questions???

Carole B. Howland Twp NE Ohio

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Date: 5/28/17 9:15 am
From: Andrew Sewell <semillama...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Swallow-Tailed Kite, Burr Oak State Park
I'm posting on behalf of a friend whom I don't think uses the list.
Yesterday morning while camping at Burr Oak State Park he had a
Swallow-Tailed Kite fly over. He's modest about his birding skills but I
have zero reason to doubt what he saw. The species seems to be an annual
occurrence lately. Keep your eyes on the skies in SE Ohio!

Andy Sewell
Columbus

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Date: 5/28/17 8:41 am
From: Douglas Bohanan <bhern34...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Respecting birds during breeding and other wildlife
One time I wasn't sure of a bird song out west and thought I would play the song back from Merlin at the lowest possible volume and still cup it and hold near my ear. I thought there's no way the bird was going to hear me, but it did. Since then I have never played Birdsong in the field.

Also, playing sounds of other wildlife could also be disruptive. For example, frog and toad calls.

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Date: 5/27/17 8:41 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] respecting nature
Naturalists Dept
Yesterday at 1:39pm
Hey everybody-- hope you've had a chance to go to Swine Creek and see the Kentucky warbler that has been hanging around for a few weeks (and now apparently a female as well). However, please be respectful AND REFRAIN FROM USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO PLAY THEIR SONGS AND CALLS. This is extremely disruptive to birds during breeding season. If we want this pair to breed here (hopefully they will), then we must take care not to disturb them. --Naturalist Linda Gilbert

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Date: 5/27/17 8:31 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
Naturalists Dept
Yesterday at 1:39pm
Hey everybody-- hope you've had a chance to go to Swine Creek and see the Kentucky warbler that has been hanging around for a few weeks (and now apparently a female as well). However, please be respectful AND REFRAIN FROM USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO PLAY THEIR SONGS AND CALLS. This is extremely disruptive to birds during breeding season. If we want this pair to breed here (hopefully they will), then we must take care not to disturb them. --Naturalist Linda Gilbert
On May 25, 2017, at 9:15 PM, Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> wrote:

> Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
> but I believe this is my business - education.
>
>
>
> When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
> on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you. But it's well
> known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
> if it is defending a breeding territory. Nature conserves energy and
> responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
> dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures. Food
> (caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
> possibility.
>
>
>
> Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
> them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
> for the best. Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
> wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food. That's
> all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
> assured that it will come back to you in multiples! If we don't, we risk
> hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
> it.
>
>
>
> Thank you for reading this,
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
>
>
>
>
> "It is in giving that we receive."
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/27/17 8:03 pm
From: Nancy Obryan <nancy.obryan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Mohican State Park--Hoodeds and a Connecticut
At least 16 Hooded Warblers were singing from mile 4 to mile 8 on the mountain bike trail this afternoon.


A Connecticut Warbler was singing and showing (somewhat) near the covered bridge--on the rise just above the road and to the left of the Lyons Falls trailhead.

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Date: 5/27/17 5:35 pm
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] HooverDam,SharonWoods,5-27:fewMigrants
Migration appears to be winding down quickly here in central Ohio, if the birds at these 2 Westerville hotspots were any indication. There were lots of singing residents so that the morning was still interesting. But the migrants were few, and about what you might expect for late ones. Notable birds included:

Cuckoo - a single Yellow-bill was along the Spring Creek trail at SharonWoods
Flycatchers - lots of Pewees and a few Great Crested were at both parks.

Hoover Nature Trail had 6 Acadians, while Sharon Woods had 4 Willows and 1 Yellow-bellied

Vireos - multiple Red-eyed & Warbling were at both spots

Thrushes - resident Wood Thrushes were singing at both sites, while the only Swainsons was a single bird along the Thomas Trail at Sharon Woods

Warblers - the dam spillway had a few warblers, including Parula, Yellow, Yellow-throated, Chesnut-sided, Magnolia, Redstart, & Wilson's. The Hoover Nature Trail pitched ina Black-thr.Green, while Sharon Woods had 10 Common Yellowthroats, 4 Yellows, a Wilsons, and a Chat

Tanagers - the only one was a singing Scarlet along the Hoover Nature Trail

Orioles - 2-3 Baltimores were at both spots, while Sharon Woods had a pair of Orchards in the north meadow area

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Date: 5/27/17 12:00 pm
From: Patty McKelvey <pambirds...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ashtabula Co. upland sandpiper and more
This morning we had terrific views of the Upland Sandpiper in this area, perched atop wooden pole & vocalizing. We'd mistakenly turned onto Rt. 193 closed portion which was open to local traffic only & happened upon the groovy Upland.

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

> On May 22, 2017, at 3:00 PM, Craig Holt <0000005e41671c14-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> poles

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Date: 5/27/17 8:59 am
From: Jim Coppersmith <0000048e8d9bca8b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Englewood Dam and North Park
5/26/17 North Park Old Springfield Rd.

An immature male Orchard Oriole has been spotted twice now at the same location across from the left side first parking lot.
Also
Yellow Billed Cuckoos
Field Sparrows
Eastern Meadowlark
Possible Blue Grosbeak- flew off before full id could be had.
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Baltimore Orioles
Orchard Oriole (adults)
Female Wood Duck with fledglings


5/27/17 Englewood Dam North side of reserve in the Northern most lot before Patty's Shelter

Male and female Summer Tanager spotted together. A first for us! So Excited!

Northern Parulas
Common Yellowthroats
Prothonotary Warbler
Swainsons Thrush
Indigo Buntings
House Wrens
Cardinals
Peewee
Phoebe
Green Herons Calling
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy
Red Bellied Woodpecker



Jim and Mandy

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Date: 5/27/17 4:48 am
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski S F-22 Warblers
For info on the 20 Breeding Warblers, their specific habitat, and where to bird, Go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest

Highlights
Y B Chat- carrying food
Cedar Waxwing- carrying nest material
Cerulean Warbler-pair -Foraging together

Bruce Simpson- Nature Photographer

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Date: 5/26/17 7:07 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Magee addendum
Forgot to include species total for day: 84

And as part of the thread re birder etiquette/recordings.: I too have been frustrated how often I see birders & even some photographers playing birdsong phone apps on the Magee Boardwalk (& other places).

I'm actually surprised it isn't posted at the Magee Boardwalk entrances (prohibiting tape playing) given the volume of traffic. Beginning birders, especially, may not know playing tapes/phone apps is a bad thing & that it is stressful to the birds.

In AZ, places like Cave Creek in the Chiricahuas, are clearly posted that no song playback is allowed (or song imitation so that vocalizing a screech-owl call is also prohibited).

I was also glad the volunteer at CVNP who led the Woodcock walk in April reminded everyone that no birdsong playback is allowed in CVNP or other NPs.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 5/26/17 6:19 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] 20 warbler species at Magee today
Amazing day at Magee, especially since I only went up for the day. Started slow, maybe b/c of the cloud cover but then the warblers just kept on coming! Alas, no Connecticut, still my big miss this spring, but when are they ever easy? I did hear a short segment of song that sure sounded like a CT but too short for me to count it & I never heard it again. Interestingly, I ran into another birder who had had the same experience in roughly the same area & he was also reluctant to tick it.

More than making up for it was (those who don't have a Mourning Warbler this spring, stop reading now) 4! sightings of at least 2 different birds (bib was a bit different) with extended looks on open perches, even some photo ops. Basically, each time I went west or east on the Boardwalk, I saw a Mourning Warbler & I made 2 round trip treks.

At one spot near a shaded puddle, myself & a few other birders watched in amazement as 11 species of warblers came in to bathe in the late afternoon.

Other highlights, another Woodcock showing well by the boardwalk, both cuckoos practically side by side from the W tower, nice Dunlin along the entry road. I also picked up 2 target birds, Olive-sided & Yellow-bellied FCs. Green Heron & BC Night-Heron (ad). Hairy WP.

Warblers: Tennessee, Nashville, N Parula, yellow, chestnut-sided, Magnolia, black throated blue, yellow-rumped, BT green, Blackburnian, bay-breasted, blackpoll, black-and-white, American redstart, Prothonotary, ovenbird, Mourning Warbler, common yellowthroat, Wilson's and Canada.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 5/26/17 3:14 pm
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
Blendon woods
Common yellowthroat
Chestnut sided warbler
Magnolia warblers, male and female
Wilson warblers
Yellow warbler
Black throated green warbler
American redstart
Hooded warbler (heard)
Ovenbird (heard)

Barred owl, fledgling and adult on Brookside trail
Summer tanager
Wood thrush
Acadian flycatcher

Woodside green (Gahanna)
Blackburnian warbler
yellow throated warbler (heard)
Northern parula (heard)

Cedar waxwings

Bob and Elaine McNulty

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Date: 5/26/17 1:58 pm
From: Ken Ostermiller <ken.ostermiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Reporting rare bird sightings to eBird in Ohio
Several new “stakeout” hotspots have been set up in eBird recently in Ohio
to receive checklists where a regular eBird hotspot is not appropriate.

stakeout Western Meadowlark, 9812 South Kansas Rd. (2017)
<http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L5874087>
stakeout Loggerhead Shrike, 11141 Salt Creek Rd., Fredericksburg (2017)
<http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L5874132>
stakeout Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, 1971 Centerville Rd., Shreve (2017)
<http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L5887033>

If you use eBird and submitted a checklist at a personal location for one
of these bird sightings, please edit your checklist and change the location
of your checklist to the stakeout hotspot. This helps to unclutter the
mapping tool in eBird.

Often rare birds are seen where there is an existing hotspot. Or you find a
rare bird which does not stay in one location for very long. In these
cases, using an existing hotspot or setting up a personal location where no
hotspot exists is the best choice.

For more information about reporting rare bird sightings please visit the
Ohio eBird Hotspot website:

http://ohioebirdhotspots.wikispaces.com/Rarities

Ken Ostermiller

eBird Hotspot reviewer for Ohio

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Date: 5/26/17 1:41 pm
From: Sandra Gaunt <gauntsa...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
And you can get an app for your cell phone that records jpg files - R0DE Rec. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology on its web page &/or in it's Living Bird mag has info on iPhone recording. S

Sandra LL Gaunt
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> On May 26, 2017, at 4:18 PM, Bill Fandrich <bfand...> wrote:
>
> There is still another option , take a field recorder with you like a small Sony PCM-M10 or an Edirol R-09 or similar and record as you go and then you can always identify later by comparing your recording to something else.
>
> On Friday, May 26, 2017 8:40 AM, Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> wrote:
>
>
> Sorry. Tapped the post button inadvertently.
>
> Go birding with someone who knows the songs.
>
> Earbuds are easy to use if you must listen to a song in the field. So, there really is no excuse for playing a song out-loud.
>
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Date: 5/26/17 1:19 pm
From: Bill Fandrich <bfand...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
There is still another option , take a field recorder with you like a small Sony PCM-M10 or an Edirol R-09 or similar and record as you go and then you can always identify later by comparing your recording to something else.

On Friday, May 26, 2017 8:40 AM, Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...> wrote:


Sorry. Tapped the post button inadvertently.

Go birding with someone who knows the songs.

Earbuds are easy to use if you must listen to a song in the field. So, there really is no excuse for playing a song out-loud.

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Date: 5/26/17 10:24 am
From: mike hatfield <000000f92fb7df1d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt - Greene County
Red necked phalaropes re-found at 1:10 PM today. Two birds flew into western most pond that also still contains the stilt. With butch Rockwell who accidentally left his phone full of contacts at the house.

Mike

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> On May 26, 2017, at 9:00 AM, Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...> wrote:
>
> The Black-necked Stilt remains on Solon Road in Greene County. It is just
> west of Gordon Road on Solon Road in a sky pond. There was also a
> Short-billed Dowitcher in the same pond. There are several sky ponds in the
> area and we also saw a few Semipalmated Plovers in the area. Vesper Sparrows
> and Horned Larks are also singing in the field south of the road. We didn't
> see the Red-necked Phalarope that had been reported but there is lots of
> water and it would have been easy to miss.
>
> Doug Overacker
> Springfield, Ohio
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Date: 5/26/17 9:19 am
From: Kelly Kozlowski <kellykoz...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
Thanks, Matt.

For those of us who began learning bird song before the advent of apps and easy ways to carry recordings out into the field (or even a source for recordings, period), the reward was in finding the bird that was singing and identifying it that way. I would sit and watch a bird sing until it finally moved on, just so I could learn the song. It cements it in my head. I can remember individual birds and experiences when a song was cemented into my head. Sure, I go to the app for reference. Please, let’s not scare off a possible rare nester, just to say you’ve seen a bird. It takes lots of energy to defend a territory and feed young (especially when it can’t find the bird that’s on his territory).

Those of us finding these birds may just decide to list it with all the appropriate documentation a month or two later…. We do like to share, but not at the expense of the birds we love so much.

Kelly



> On May 26, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Dan Best <bestdan...> wrote:
>
> Well put Matt, well put. You present sound reasoning that will educate the “Gosh, I didn’t realize that!” birders.
> And yes, there will be those who take this mild mannered admonition as an affront to their self-centered existence.
>
> Your advice to be patient and use one’s visual "hunting skills” to gain a view of a skulker or singing bird that isn’t bouncing on the branches is a point well made. This lends birding its sport.
> When the bird finally gives a view, patience and persistence is paid off with greater sense of reward.
>
> Sometimes, sitting in a spot and watching what comes one’s way is the way to go. “Butt birding” is way better than “butthead birding”! Inga Schmidt’s comment, "The welfare of the bird is the first priority. Our pleasures, are secondary.” is spot on.
>
> Thank you both.
>
> Dan Best
>
>> On May 25, 2017, at 9:15 PM, Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> wrote:
>>
>> Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
>> but I believe this is my business - education.
>>
>>
>>
>> When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
>> on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you. But it's well
>> known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
>> if it is defending a breeding territory. Nature conserves energy and
>> responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
>> dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures. Food
>> (caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
>> possibility.
>>
>>
>>
>> Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
>> them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
>> for the best. Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
>> wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food. That's
>> all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
>> assured that it will come back to you in multiples! If we don't, we risk
>> hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
>> it.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you for reading this,
>>
>>
>>
>> Matt Valencic
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "It is in giving that we receive."
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
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Date: 5/26/17 7:13 am
From: Dan Best <bestdan...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
Well put Matt, well put. You present sound reasoning that will educate the “Gosh, I didn’t realize that!” birders.
And yes, there will be those who take this mild mannered admonition as an affront to their self-centered existence.

Your advice to be patient and use one’s visual "hunting skills” to gain a view of a skulker or singing bird that isn’t bouncing on the branches is a point well made. This lends birding its sport.
When the bird finally gives a view, patience and persistence is paid off with greater sense of reward.

Sometimes, sitting in a spot and watching what comes one’s way is the way to go. “Butt birding” is way better than “butthead birding”! Inga Schmidt’s comment, "The welfare of the bird is the first priority. Our pleasures, are secondary.” is spot on.

Thank you both.

Dan Best

> On May 25, 2017, at 9:15 PM, Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> wrote:
>
> Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
> but I believe this is my business - education.
>
>
>
> When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
> on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you. But it's well
> known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
> if it is defending a breeding territory. Nature conserves energy and
> responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
> dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures. Food
> (caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
> possibility.
>
>
>
> Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
> them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
> for the best. Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
> wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food. That's
> all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
> assured that it will come back to you in multiples! If we don't, we risk
> hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
> it.
>
>
>
> Thank you for reading this,
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
>
>
>
>
> "It is in giving that we receive."
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/26/17 6:25 am
From: robert lane <ohiomagpie...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks / Holmes County
A short time ago at about 8:30AM, the six celebrity ducks were eating silage in the middle of the road at The Dalroy Farm at 8695 TR553, Holmesville. They travel back and forth the short distance between this location and the pond at 1909 Centerville Road, in Wayne County. For the Wayne County location, park by the barn at 1971 Centerville Road. I don't think this group will be going anywhere soon, with the dining buffet they have available. They have been being seen at The Dalroy Farm for at least four days. Of note, it is now 9:25AM, and they have just returned to the Holmes site.

Bob Lane / Mahoning County

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Date: 5/26/17 6:01 am
From: Doug Overacker <cdoveracker...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Black-necked Stilt - Greene County
The Black-necked Stilt remains on Solon Road in Greene County. It is just
west of Gordon Road on Solon Road in a sky pond. There was also a
Short-billed Dowitcher in the same pond. There are several sky ponds in the
area and we also saw a few Semipalmated Plovers in the area. Vesper Sparrows
and Horned Larks are also singing in the field south of the road. We didn't
see the Red-necked Phalarope that had been reported but there is lots of
water and it would have been easy to miss.

Doug Overacker
Springfield, Ohio

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Date: 5/26/17 5:46 am
From: Sandra Gaunt <gauntsa...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
And besides harassment of birds using playback can mislead other birders by adding a heard but unseen species to their birding list when the playback user is out of sight but within hearing range. I have seen this happen to a pretty well known ornithologist.

Sandra LL Gaunt
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 25, 2017, at 10:28 PM, KimbaJ <00000171c61977de-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Very well said. And I will add, pack out your trash and cigarette butts, please.
>
>
> From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
> To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:16 PM
> Subject: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
>
> Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
> but I believe this is my business - education.
>
>
>
> When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
> on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you. But it's well
> known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
> if it is defending a breeding territory. Nature conserves energy and
> responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
> dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures. Food
> (caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
> possibility.
>
>
>
> Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
> them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
> for the best. Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
> wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food. That's
> all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
> assured that it will come back to you in multiples! If we don't, we risk
> hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
> it.
>
>
>
> Thank you for reading this,
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
>
>
>
>
> "It is in giving that we receive."
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/26/17 5:36 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
Sorry. Tapped the post button inadvertently.

Go birding with someone who knows the songs.

Earbuds are easy to use if you must listen to a song in the field. So, there really is no excuse for playing a song out-loud.

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Date: 5/26/17 4:58 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature...
With all the CDs, websites and apps, a birder can easily listen to songs ahead of time. And, one of the best ways to learn is to go with someone who knows the sings.

Ear buds are easy to use if you really want to listen to a song on your phone or other device

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Date: 5/25/17 7:37 pm
From: Jo Ann Kubicki <jak1...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] late report on Prothonotary Warbler Cuy Cty
Sorry for this late post.


On the last Audubon bird walk on Sunday we saw a singing male Prothonotary Warbler on the west side of the Cuyahoga River down the hill from the visitor center.


There are records of nesting Prothonotary warblers on the upper Cuyahoga River in Geauga county and ones have been recorded at Station Rd along the Cuy. River down in Brecksville.

Hope the one we saw closer to downtown Cleveland finds a mate and stays around to nest.


Also, heard a number of Tennessee Warblers.

[http://sig.cmparks.net/cmp-ms-90x122.png]Jo Ann Kubicki
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216-206-1000
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Date: 5/25/17 7:32 pm
From: KimbaJ <00000171c61977de-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
Very well said.  And I will add, pack out your trash and cigarette butts, please.
  

From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:16 PM
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature

Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
but I believe this is my business - education.



When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you.  But it's well
known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
if it is defending a breeding territory.  Nature conserves energy and
responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures.  Food
(caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
possibility.



Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
for the best.  Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food.  That's
all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
assured that it will come back to you in multiples!  If we don't, we risk
hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
it.



Thank you for reading this,



Matt Valencic





"It is in giving that we receive."




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Date: 5/25/17 6:27 pm
From: inga schmidt <ingais...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
Thanks Matt, for an important reminder to all of us in this community.
The welfare of the bird is the first priority. Our pleasures, are secondary.

Inga Schmidt

On May 25, 2017, at 9:15 PM, Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...> wrote:

> Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
> but I believe this is my business - education.
>
>
>
> When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
> on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you. But it's well
> known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
> if it is defending a breeding territory. Nature conserves energy and
> responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
> dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures. Food
> (caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
> possibility.
>
>
>
> Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
> them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
> for the best. Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
> wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food. That's
> all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
> assured that it will come back to you in multiples! If we don't, we risk
> hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
> it.
>
>
>
> Thank you for reading this,
>
>
>
> Matt Valencic
>
>
>
>
>
> "It is in giving that we receive."
>
>
>
>
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Date: 5/25/17 6:15 pm
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Respecting Nature
Some of you will appreciate this and some will say "mind your own business",
but I believe this is my business - education.



When a special bird visits we all want to see it, take pictures and get it
on our life list - no problem, I'm right there with you. But it's well
known that the use of recordings can be detrimental to the bird, especially
if it is defending a breeding territory. Nature conserves energy and
responding to a 'non-threat' (recording) wastes energy, an especially
dangerous situation with rain and colder than normal temperatures. Food
(caterpillars and winged insects) are slow to move and hypothermia is a real
possibility.



Study your recordings before entering the area so you are familiar with
them, then use all your 'hunting' skills (be patient - be still) and hope
for the best. Sometimes you will be there in a resting period and have to
wait awhile to hear it sing or see it moving about looking for food. That's
all part of this game we play. If we are respectful of nature you can be
assured that it will come back to you in multiples! If we don't, we risk
hurting the bird or chasing it out of the area, then no one gets to enjoy
it.



Thank you for reading this,



Matt Valencic





"It is in giving that we receive."




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Date: 5/25/17 5:30 pm
From: Randy Rowe <rowe926...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wooster Memorial Park, Wayne Co.
Many birders are not aware of this great birding location that is located
on Silver Rd. just off US 250 a few miles NW of the town of Wooster in
Wayne Co. The park contains about 350 acres of mostly woodland encompassing
a large ravine system. There is a permanently flowing creek, Rathburn Run,
at the bottom of the ravine that flows through most of the park. At one
end, is a large old agricultural field that is now a grassland, which
provides another habitat, aside from the upland woods and the riparian
system along the creek.

Yesterday morning, I birded there several hours and managed to pish up
a *mourning
warbler*, which I saw quite well. It even sang for me! *Hooded warblers *nest
there annually in good numbers, as do *Louisiana waterthrush, blue-winged
warblers* and several other species. The last two years, I have had at
least two breeding *Henslow's sparrows*. We have had small numbers of
*bobolinks* in the old field system. I have done breeding bird surveys
there every June.

There are two entrances to the park, both on Silver Rd. There is a complex
system of marked trails throughout the park. For more information and a
trail map, see https://www.friendsofwmp.com/
I invite you to come birding in our park!
Randy Rowe, Wooster

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Date: 5/25/17 2:31 pm
From: kent miller <k-cmiller...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Wayne County Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
Su Snyder & Ruby Mast reported 6 Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at 1909 Centerville Rd, Shreve on a small pond at this address. The owners saw the birds fly in this morning. They flew east around 3:30 soon after Su & Ruby saw them but returned a few minutes ago according to John Troyer. Birders are welcomed.Kent Miller

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Date: 5/25/17 1:43 pm
From: Bob and Elaine McNulty <bob.mcn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Blendon Woods Metro Park Columbus and Woodside Green
Migration is not done yet.
Blendon Woods
Black throated green warblers (10 in front picnic area)
Hooded warbler
Blackburnian warbler
Louisiana waterthrushes (one being fed by the other, so I assume a fledgling)
Black and white warbler, female
ovenbird (heard)
yellow warbler (heard)
Common yellowthroat (heard)

yellow billed cuckoo

Woodside green in Gahanna
Canada warbler
American redstart
Magnolia
yellow throated warbler
Northern parula

Bob McNulty

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Date: 5/25/17 5:19 am
From: Matthew Valenic <mmvalencic...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County
Following up on Dan Best's comments about Nighthawks ...

Phenology ("the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomenon, especially in relation to climate, plant and animal life") is a very interesting area of science. I was taking a gardening course over the winter and was introduced to the "phenology gardens" that exist throughout Ohio and in other states. Master Gardeners (volunteers within the state Extension Services) monitor about 40 species of plants from 'first bloom' to blossom drop, recording these dates AND the various pollinators that are observed on the flowers throughout the season. This information is a huge help to those trying to either take advantage of pollinators or control for insects in crops.

Birders are being taken more seriously today as Citizen Scientists, especially when we begin to notice and report on how changes in habitat, pollution, encroachment (even birders encroaching upon prime habitat) are affecting bird populations. Knowing this information is good - sharing it is better, maybe critical, to the overall expansion of knowledge for all mankind.

If knowledge is power, then Birders have the potential to be a powerful force for good in the world.

And you thought you were just enjoying a "walk in the woods"! You were actually making a difference in the world. Take a kid birding and insure this continues.

Matt Valencic


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-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio birds [mailto:<OHIO-BIRDS...>] On Behalf Of Dan Best
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:08 PM
To: <OHIO-BIRDS...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County

Last evening (Tuesday, May 23) I had 3 common nighthawks calling in flight over the Upper Cuyahoga River south of Burton in Geauga County at 8:30 pm. For years, their appearance heralds the annual mayfly hatch in late May-early June on the river which provides a brief plentitude of food.
Not only nighthawks, but swallows, robins, waxwings, prothonotary warblers and various flycatchers all converge to hawk these relatively large slow-flying insects out of the air as they rise from the river. At the peak of the hatch, it looks like snow flurries in reverse.

I always wondered how the nighthawks knew where and when appear for the feast as they disappear after the brief hatch (1-2 days) until their late summer migration brings them through in, unfortunately, smaller numbers. Today’s rash of nighthawk sightings throughout the NE Ohio region has me thinking that the nighthawk spring migration is nicely timed with the mayfly hatch.

Other thoughts are welcome.

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Date: 5/25/17 1:08 am
From: rob thorn <robthorn...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Magee-metzger-maumeeBay,5-23,24
We made the pilgrimage to these NW Ohio migrant traps,along with a brief side trip into Ottawa NWR, and were not disappointed. Magee was the only spot that we visited on both days, and our totals were very similar to Peggy Wangs list, with 18 species of warblers (highlights - singing Connecticut on Weds, Mournings & Canadas on both days), 8 species of flycatchers (highlights - 2 Olive-sides on Weds, 6+ Alders on Tues, Yellow-bellied both days), lots of Swainson's Thrushes & Baltimore Orioles, few cuckoos,grosbeaks,buntings. The riot of birdsong that greets the visitor to the Boardwalk in late Spring has to be heard to be believed.

The entrance road, trails, and nearby Ottawa NWR, didn't seem to attract nearly the diversity of land bird migrants, but made up for it with interesting water birds. A pair of Sandhill Cranes was along the Magee causeway on Tuesday,then in one of the Ottawa pools on Weds. There were also lots of herons & egrets looking for shallow water pools; one drying pool in Ottawa had 50+ Great Egrets,40+ Great Blues, and 5 Snowy Egrets. The handful of shorebirds included Semipalmated plovers & a beautiful Spring-plumaged Dunlin along the Magee causeway, plus 3 Least sandpipers at Ottawa, but we didn't walk all the way out to the Crane Creek estuary.

Metzger,which we visited on Tuesday, was a revelation to me. If it was anywhere else in the state, birders would be singing its praises, but close to Magee it suffers by comparison. In 30 minutes, we found 9 species of warblers,5 species of flycatchers, Swainson's Thrushes & Veery, along with the expected vireos & orioles. Also nice was a fishing Osprey, a Common Moorhen, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull (on the pier). If the lake levels had been lower, our waterfowl & shorebird totals probably would've been quite good.

Maumee was a disappointment, by comparison. The boardwalk seemed to have much more phragmites than I remembered from my last visit many years back, and the paucity of shrubby dogwoods & willows made it less attractive to landbird migrants. We did have 7 species of warbler and 4 species of flycatcher, plus a calling Least Bittern off the NE observation platform, along with a large flock of loafing gulls & Caspian Terns at the beach. Probably there are migrant hot-spots here that are less well-known to us from outside the area.

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Date: 5/24/17 6:26 pm
From: Holly Lynn <hollymlynn...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County
I just counted 4 nighthawks in Vermilion tonight at around 8:15! The rule
of thumb near the lake is that the big arrival of mayflies occurs near
Memorial Day weekend, so the timing is right. (We get so many mayflies
that they cover houses and are swept with push brooms.)

Holly Lynn
Vermilion

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 9:07 PM, Dan Best <bestdan...> wrote:

> Last evening (Tuesday, May 23) I had 3 common nighthawks calling in flight
> over the Upper Cuyahoga River south of Burton in Geauga County at 8:30 pm.
> For years, their appearance heralds the annual mayfly hatch in late
> May-early June on the river which provides a brief plentitude of food.
> Not only nighthawks, but swallows, robins, waxwings, prothonotary warblers
> and various flycatchers all converge to hawk these relatively large
> slow-flying insects out of the air as they rise from the river. At the
> peak of the hatch, it looks like snow flurries in reverse.
>
> I always wondered how the nighthawks knew where and when appear for the
> feast as they disappear after the brief hatch (1-2 days) until their late
> summer migration brings them through in, unfortunately, smaller numbers.
> Today’s rash of nighthawk sightings throughout the NE Ohio region has me
> thinking that the nighthawk spring migration is nicely timed with the
> mayfly hatch.
>
> Other thoughts are welcome.
>
> Dan Best, Naturalist - Geauga Park District
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Date: 5/24/17 6:08 pm
From: Dan Best <bestdan...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Nighthawks in Geauga County
Last evening (Tuesday, May 23) I had 3 common nighthawks calling in flight over the Upper Cuyahoga River south of Burton in Geauga County at 8:30 pm. For years, their appearance heralds the annual mayfly hatch in late May-early June on the river which provides a brief plentitude of food.
Not only nighthawks, but swallows, robins, waxwings, prothonotary warblers and various flycatchers all converge to hawk these relatively large slow-flying insects out of the air as they rise from the river. At the peak of the hatch, it looks like snow flurries in reverse.

I always wondered how the nighthawks knew where and when appear for the feast as they disappear after the brief hatch (1-2 days) until their late summer migration brings them through in, unfortunately, smaller numbers. Today’s rash of nighthawk sightings throughout the NE Ohio region has me thinking that the nighthawk spring migration is nicely timed with the mayfly hatch.

Other thoughts are welcome.

Dan Best, Naturalist - Geauga Park District
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Date: 5/24/17 5:31 pm
From: Lyn Boone <boonel...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Yard Birds
Speaking of yard birds, my husband and I were stunned last week to look up
from lunch and see a gorgeous red-headed woodpecker also getting lunch at
our suet feeder in the back yard. It's the first time we've ever seen a
red-headed on our property in 30 years of living in this suburban
subdivision. And it's a long-awaited #69 on our yard-bird list.

Lyn Boone
Granville, OH

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Date: 5/24/17 4:47 pm
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Yard birds
Rather unexpected yard bird especially for an apt complex: a Wild Turkey that walked right by my patio doors. I would have missed it except it sounded an alarm call when it saw my indoor-only cats watching from said doors!

I also have a Killdeer w/4 little chicks running around as well. Talk about cute. One of the chicks was scared or cold or whatever, & ran to the adult who tucked it under its wing for a time this AM as its siblings foraged in the drizzle.

Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 5/24/17 10:17 am
From: Lisle Merriman <000000f3462a9e25-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] more Common Nighthawks!
Since we seem to be reporting these cool critters, I had two last evening (again this morning at 4:30am), flying about near the second green of the Shaker Hts CC golf course, Cuyahoga County.
Lisle Merriman
 

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Date: 5/24/17 10:13 am
From: Ken Andrews <Ken.hikes...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Common Nighthawk - Parma, Ohio
I saw a Nighthawk flying over West Creek just west of the Parma Snow Road Library yesterday evening.

Cuyahoga County

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Date: 5/24/17 8:35 am
From: Peggy Wang <00000454f4164bea-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Com Nighthawk Hudson
Saw a Com Nighthawk over my apt yesterday evening south of Hudson.


Peggy Wang
Hudson

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Date: 5/24/17 7:32 am
From: Paula Lozano <000000a3d31d4b4b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] C. Nighthawk (Cuyahoga Co.)
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:15 am
Granger Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio

Common Nighthawk - 2, roosting in silver maple in NE corner of backyard.

Paula Lozano
Lakewood, Ohio

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Date: 5/24/17 4:30 am
From: Bruce Simpson <nylebruce...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] L Hope Zaleski - 31 Warblers Chuck-wills-widow -pair
20 Breeding Warblers
11 Migrant Warblers

For info on the 20 Breeding Warblers, their specific habitat and where to bird Go to eBird Hotspots Zaleski State Forest

Highlights
Chuck-wills-widow-pair 5:46 am
Whip-poor-will-Calling while circling territory
Cedar Waxwing-50
Turkeys
Cuckoos-BB YB
R B Grosbeak
Orioles BA OR
Tanagers SC SU
Woodpeckers- RH PI HA

Bruce Simpson- Nature Photographer

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